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Sam Johnson “Blue Jeans” Premiere
Here’s your last glimpse of the upcoming Sam Johnson album before it releases on September 24th. “Blue Jeans” finds the Boston singer-songwriter reflecting on vivid snapshots from his adolescence. The song shuffles along with big open chords and paints pictures of stained jeans and listening to the radio. “Blue Jeans” is currently streaming at Vanyaland and will be available on all digital providers on Friday, September 10th. Sam Johnson fronts the post-hardcore group Choke Up, but on his solo debut, Along the Dark Edges of Everything, he dips his toes into storytelling set to a modern Americana-indie backdrop.
Clinic Unveil New Cover & Video “I Can’t Stand The Rain” | New Album ‘Fantasy Island’ Out October 22
Vibrant and eclectic, Fantasy Island was recorded in an old studio on Merseyside during the summer of 2019, and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts, Neon Indian), with good vibrations seeping into the grooves. “Clinic look to a brighter future,” reveal the band in a soundbite.
Punk legends The Furys are back with a new album “The Furys Again” which will be released in all formats on October 8, 2021. The Furys are one of Southern California’s first New Wave/Punk/Powerpop bands!
The group’s first single was released in 1977 (“Hey Ma” b/w “Jim Stark Dark”), and 1978’s “Say Goodbye to the Black Sheep” was an international success, garnering extensive airplay, press, and live performances. According to founding member and lead vocalist Jeff Wolfe, “The Furys formed in 1977 as a reaction to the dreadful noise that was on the radio at that time.” 1979 saw the release of the “Moving Target” / “We Talk We Dance” single which elicited substantial critical response.
Singer Art Morris Channels Frankie Valli on Invigorating Cover of ‘Under My Skin’, Featuring Two-Time Grammy Nominated Saxophonist Mindi Abair
His life story reads like a movie…born in Brooklyn, made a name for himself in law and in business, suffered tragedies and even a headline-making theft along the way. But all the while, he yearned to make music. Singing was and is his North Star. It might’ve taken him 77 years, but he’s finally got his moment in the spotlight.
Indie-pop duo Roses & Revolutions has just released “Lower Than Low,” the new single from their forthcoming ‘Midnight Monsters’ EP, out October 15th via Nettwerk Records. Featuring gorgeous, stacked harmonies that envelop the listener with an expansive and heartbreaking quality, the song beautifully captures the utter stillness found in the day’s earliest hours. “‘Lower than Low’ is about thinking you’re at your lowest and realizing there’s actually a level below that,” the band explains. “While the lyrics might be dark we wanted the melody and production to hint at some glimmers of hope.” The video for the track was created by director and animator Nikita Biswas.
POINTS DOMINATES AIRWAVES WITH “WHERE IT HURTS” FEATURING JUICY J
The track has been added to 30 Urban radio stations across the country, including top markets such as Atlanta, Nashville, and New York. POINTS locks into an undeniable groove with Academy® Award-winning icon Juicy J as searing verses build towards a confident hook over a stoned instrumental.
Sloppy Jane Signs With Saddest Factory Records, New Single “Party Anthem” Out Now
On signing to Saddest Factory Records and crafting her latest album, Dahl shared, “Phoebe and I made friends in high school when I was goth and didn’t bathe and she wore dresses with little bicycles on them – we mistook each other for cool then, and it lasted. Phoebe is one of my closest friends, and is also someone who has always seen that the things that make my work different are what make it valuable. She played bass in Sloppy Jane. When I was moving to New York I talked about how I wanted to make the band bigger and incorporate chamber instruments, and a lot of people didn’t get what I meant, but Phoebe said, ‘Go get your orchestra.’
Australian Artist JACK RIVER Shares “We Are The Youth”; A Shimmering Protest Anthem For Young Activists
Australian artist Jack River’s (moniker of Holly Rankin) shares her new single “We Are The Youth” – a propulsive, shimmering protest anthem that forefronts a new generation of advocates and activists fighting for change.
A lifetime in the making, the track draws from Jack River’s long-held passion for climate and environmental movements. But it wasn’t until late 2019, performing at the School Strike 4 Climate rally on Gadigal land (Sydney), that inspiration struck. “I played to 80,000 young people, and I realised that I didn’t have an anthem for them, and myself – to express how we felt about the times,” says Jack River (real name Holly Rankin).
THE AGONIST to Release Brand New EP, “Days Before The World Wept”, on October 15
Canadian extreme melodic death metal juggernaut THE AGONIST took the world by storm with the release of their bludgeoning 2019 full-length, Orphans – garnering fantastic critical acclaim and even a revered Juno nomination. With that undeniable skill in tow, THE AGONIST takes another bold step in their musical and lyrical progression with Days Before The World Wept, a brand new EP out October 15, 2021 via Napalm Records!
Kate Bollinger Shares New Single ‘Shadows’ + US Tour Dates With Faye Webster, Jeff Tweedy, Real Estate and many more
Richmond, VA-based artist Kate Bollinger returns with her first song since the release of her 2020 EP, A word becomes a sound. Forced to finish her last EP in lockdown, Bollinger excitedly returned to sessions in the spring of 2021 to explore a new batch of songs, the first of which to emerge is “Shadows,” written by Kate with her longtime collaborator John Trainum and guitarist Chris Lewis.
THIS JUST IN! “Carve Another Scar” music video is OUT NOW!
Nowadays, everyone is constantly having info shoved down their throats by the media, their friends, or parents. It’s so overwhelming that often I find myself struggling to separate what I truly believe and what I’m being told to.
SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE: Metal Injection Premieres Cover Of Metallica’s “Wherever I May Roam”
Israeli progressive metal outfit SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE presents a magnificent cover of Metallica’s “Wherever I May Roam,” which sees the band joined by an Arabic orchestra! The track makes its public debut through a premiere hosted by Metal Injection.
LIVING DEAD GIRL Reveals Hair-Raising New Video for “Exorcism”
Canadian modern metal powerhouse LIVING DEAD GIRL has revealed a new video for the title track from their debut album, Exorcism.
“This video contains all the elements that are in the song,” says frontwoman Molly Rennick. “It’s got horror, it’s got sex and overall it has a fun, playful energy. It’s the perfect visual to accompany this track!”
Shady Nasty share new single “PRETTYB0YZ”
Shady Nasty are back with another track from their expansive EP, CLUBSMOKE. “PRETTYB0YZ” sees the Sydney three-piece furthering their exploration of the mindset of those who live and die by the club, with vocalist Kevin Stathis ruminating, “Should listen to my gut, maybe he’d teach me something new / Somethin’ worth my money, worth my time / But all I listen to is the bass pumpin’ out my tyres”. A glitched out and tense track, it follows previous singles “IBIZA” and “R0LL1N’ H1LLZ” as the band prepares for the EP’s release on October 8th via Royal Mountain Records and PIAS Australia.
Avant electro-hyper-pop act Teddi Gold shares her rambunctious new single “Pineapple Piñata”—a feel-good tune littered with the rising talent’s introspective lyricism and whimsical social commentary, alongside her signature fizzy production. It’s about liberation—channeling your energy and shaking out all the negativity from your body, ultimately letting go of all the things that hold you back from embracing your authentic self. For the song, Teddi purchased a bunch of piñatas from Party City and subsequently smashed them with her friends. Recorded on her iPhone, the raw sonics perk up an off-kilter soundscape that’s punctuated by the chatter of a dusty dial-up modem. Lifted from her forthcoming EP, “Pineapple Piñata” also arrives with the announcement of Vol. 2 due out October 7th.
Juliana Riccardi Releases “Full Cup” Music Video
“The inspiration behind the ‘Full Cup’ video was to keep it real – using locations and people true to my everyday life, all of whom make my life full,” Juliana shares. “After a really rough spring this year, I booked a camping trip with my girlfriends who are all incredibly talented artists and creatively like-minded and we brainstormed on ideas. Ultimately, I wanted the narrative of the video to be simple. Something that was warm, inviting, and full of love for the self, for family and friends, and for the sun on my face. It all felt right and I loved being able to create with my friends who I love and respect so much.”
Balthazar Release “I Want You” from Sand Castle Tapes EP || Out Today on Play It Again Sam
After spending a few nights in a beautiful old castle near Brussels earlier in the year (following lockdown), Belgian art-poppers Balthazar returned from their stay with Sand Castle Tapes, a documentary and live concert filmed by Heleen Declercq and co-produced with HolyShit sessions.
SOMNURI: new video “In The Grey” + US shows announced!
Like a whirlwind of progressive sludge and post-hardcore tinged with black metallic blasts, this new single once again showcases the NYC trio’s mastery for crushing genre boundaries, injecting contrast and various influences in their music, making it so exciting and unique. Says the band about the video: “‘In The Grey’ encompasses a lot of the different styles from our new record, ‘Nefarious Wave.’ The song is about the idea of being stuck in limbo or oblivion and confronting that inner turmoil. The video was produced and directed by Susan Hunt (Five Sigma Films).”
GRIP Explores The Duality Of a Mortal Man in Thought- Provoking Visuals For “Momma Told Me!”
In visuals directed by Caleb Seales (Playboi Carti, JID), the musician takes on the role of a preacher motivated by the paper God, the yak and the temptresses–three elements that cloud his judgment. It’s a tricky position to be in as he’s widely adored by his followers who absorb every word he says as gospel.
YSL Artist Strick Drops New Video for “Moon Man” Ft. Young Thug and Kid Cudi
Strick’s talent for creating songs with deeper meaning is propelling him to the forefront of the evolving hip-hop landscape. Strick is a college graduate, veteran, and corporate executive turned artist who is ready to share his story and experiences through a brand new work of art. The robust and multifaceted recording artist, best known for honing his skills as a clever wordsmith and adept songwriter, is gearing up for a new album.
The Replacements Release First New Music Video In 30 Years – Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash Deluxe Edition – Available October 22
Minneapolis rock legends The Replacements had a famously antagonistic attitude towards making music videos during the height of the MTV era in the 1980s. The group, known for filming classic anti-video statements like the 1986 clip for “Bastards of Young,” would eventually embrace the medium with a series of appropriately oddball approaches from Marx Brothers-style chaos to Claymation.
In that same spirit, today, the group debuted a new video for “Shutup,” a track off their 1981 Twin/Tone debut, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash. As part of the album’s 40th anniversary this year, Rhino is celebrating the release with a new 4CD/1LP deluxe edition on October 22.
Goodbye Honolulu share new single “Shine”
Toronto multi-frontmen four-piece Goodbye Honolulu have released another track from their recently announced, self-titled debut album, which is set for release 01 October via Stray Dog Records.
Each week, the TikTok Treats newsletter gives a snapshot of the state of music on TikTok, touching on trending hits, emerging artists, superstar moves, ascendant memes, and much more. From hip-hop to pop to alternative folk, TikTok creators have an undeniable knack for turning songs of any genre into viral trends.
JOSEPH IZAYEA announces new album Harder Truths
Harder Truths is the epic debut solo release from JOSEPH IZAYEA featuring some heavyweights of the metal world including the legendary Doc Coyle from BAD WOLVES & GOD FORBID, Kris Norris, formerly of DARKEST HOUR, Buz McGrath of UNEARTH, Chris Daniele, formerly of The ACACIA STRAIN, Tim MacMillar of PROTEST THE HERO, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD’s Justin Longshore, as well as Josh Gilbert of AS I LAY DYING / WOVENWAR.
THE KNOCKS RELEASE VIDEO FOR “SOUND THE ALARM” FT RIVERS CUOMO OF WEEZER & ROYAL & THE SERPENT
On the collaboration The Knocks say, “We are so honored and thrilled to be collaborating with such talented artists. Both Rivers and Royal brought a unique energy and sound that complimented each other so well. With Sound The Alarm, we wanted to capture the feeling of letting go and the freedom that it provides. The production is rooted in electronic music, but it was a fun challenge to find the balance between both of their musical styles and ours and create something new that is uniquely all of us.”
Skope | Adeline single/video ft. KAMAUU + LP out tomo
French-Caribbean singer, bassist and producer image.gifAdeline (pronounced ad-uh-leen) will release her new ADI OASIS EP tomorrow, Sept. 10. Earning acclaim spanning Rolling Stone, Bass Player, Blackbook and more, the 7-song collection features brand new album single “Stages” ft. KAMAUU released today alongside an official video.
Alexa Villa Premieres Music Video for “Call Me Crazy”
‘Call Me Crazy’ depicts the dreamer always dreaming and my many versions of crazy. I felt crazy dreaming big in a small town (yellow room), I felt crazy trying to find my place in athletics and different social clubs (blue room), I felt crazy trying to be pretty and trendy (pink room)… and then of course we have the crazy cat lady for fun (green room). Nothing felt right until I started doing things my way and leaning into that very thing that so many have taunted me for. I’ve realized that crazy for one person is magic for another. And this video is to encourage the viewer to never let anyone water down their crazy.
The release, which follows Motherfolk’s previous single “head above water”, will be featured on the band’s upcoming EP, the flower, due out on November 5. The 7-track EP is the result of a year spent hard at work during the pandemic, creating a versatile sound that lies somewhere between indie pop and garage rock.
Audidio, the free music video streaming network, which is quickly becoming known as the next MTV, announced they have added a new lo-fi hip hop channel to the streaming network’s platform on Wednesday.
“Lo-fi hip hop has become increasingly popular over the last two years, with some YouTube lo-fi channels amassing millions of followers, so we knew we really had to make this channel a reality,” said Nik Sharp, founder and CEO of Audidio. “It’s one of the more underserved genres, and serving the underserved is ultimately what we’re aiming to accomplish.”
SILENCE EQUALS DEATH STREAM NEW ALBUM AT METAL INJECTION
Hardcore band SILENCE EQUALS DEATH are streaming their new album I’ll See You On the Other Side via Metal Injection. The album will be released this Friday, digitally and on CD via Upstate Records.