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Wilmah Release “Television” Music Video
Debuting on multiple Spotify alternative playlists including FreshFinds: Pop, The New Alt, New Noise, and more, “Television” follows their gritty, nu-metal inspired first single “Welcome to America” which nods to Wilmah’s formative influences (Rage Against The Machine, Beastie Boys) while spotlighting human rights issues and depicting the current of violence and hypocrisy flowing across America.
Varley share amazing video for ‘Feel It’ taken from their debut album OUT NOW!!
The liberating banger is an ode to all the wonderful women out there killing it. Explaining more the band said: “Feel It” is to celebrate all of the amazing, talented, and inspiring women in our lives, kind of like a love letter and a thank you in one. In another track off the record, “Married with Bruises” we wrote about the absurd and outdated stereotypes of what certain men think a woman should be but in “Feel It” we wanted it all to be about the badass women who give a chic fuck you to the gender norms that society has set up.”
Music Video “You Know Why I Asked You Here”
About Simon Gardner: Music has always been a passion for this renowned guitarist/artist. As Australia’s finest and most sought-after rock guitarists, Simon Gardner has several accolades under his belt including five solo albums, produced and played on a host of albums for other artists and his music and videos have been featured on the internationally aired “Guitar Gods and Masterpieces “show. He has also supported artists including Joe Satriani, John Cameron Mitchell, Kevin Borich, Larry Mitchell, Tim Gaze, and the great Phil Emmanuel, and performs live regularly with a variety of bands and artists ranging from blues, jazz and rock.
Austin-based shoegaze outfit Letting Up Despite Great Faults share a stunning music video for their new single “Gemini,” off their upcoming album IV, due out next year.
Dreamy and moody, the sonic palette of “Gemini” beckons listeners to look inwards. The music video perfectly encapsulates the sentiments residing within the track — gorgeously choreographed dances, earth-tones, and the attention to detail that symbolize the idea of a “forever” love. KEXP premiered the video, praising “the blissful fuzzed-out dreampop that evokes a particular brand of longing…the video depicts the song’s theme in a perhaps not-so-subtle but dazzling way.”
LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT and SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA have revealed their new song “Stolen Light”. The song is available to stream and purchase via Bandcamp.
JAMES BLUNT RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SMASH SINGLE “LOVE UNDER PRESSURE”
Co-written with Jack Savoretti and produced by LA songwriting duo Afterhrs (One Direction, Maroon 5), “Love Under Pressure” is James at his finest – featuring an infectious piano-driven hook from the start, a powerful vocal performance and a hypnotic beat fit for any dancefloor.
Boy Willows’ music tells a story of unbridled, modernist creativity. The BANGS EP (out now via Nettwerk Records) is a delicate example of Fleischman’s aptitude for worldbuilding. The vocalist, producer, and multi-creative makes music that is spacious and special. While about specific experiences and moments, his songs also capture those unique, diaphanous moments that seem to only exist in memory: the feeling of the sun filtering through threadbare curtains or club lights caught from behind eyelids.
Midnight Guest releases new EP and music video
As a bridge between the present and the past, Midnight Guest tunes 1970s heavy rock and occult rock with a modern look on their debut EP. The project created in 2020 by guitarist Daniel Stunges joins the vocals of Kjetil Landsgard, straight from Canada, and musicians Tadeu Correa on drums and Eduardo Oliveira on bass. The album hits streaming platforms accompanied by the video for the track “Hellfire (Do What Thou Wilt)”.
The California desert has long served as a getaway for artists and outliers, a refuge to escape prying eyes, to unwind and lose yourself in broad skies and shimmering horizons. This December, Palm Springs is being reclaimed for another generation of adventure seekers, with the debut of Desert Air, creating a new legacy for electronic music in the Mojave. For more info, head to desertairfest.com.
YN Jay Shares a Video for the Dreamy & Etheral “AHH YEAH” Single
Regularly feeding his fans with high-energy Flint-style fire, YN Jay is one of the hardest-working rappers in the game today. Coming through with yet another high-quality song and video, Jay shares “AHH YEAH.” A departure from the hard-charging, bass-thumping music for which he’s known, “AHH YEAH” finds the Beecher, MI-born rapper showing off his melodic side, cutting through an ethereal instrumental with a heartfelt auto-tune, expertly translating his stop-start bars and sex-crazed rhymes into an appealingly melodic jam. In the video, directed by YKTV Productions, Jay kicks back in the studio, rocking a nautical themed button down and frayed designer jeans as he vibes to his own sounds.
EDGE OF PARADISE RELEASES LYRIC VIDEO FOR “TIDAL WAVE”
“The Unknown” is Edge Of Paradise’s fourth studio album, coming on the heels of their well-received third album, and Frontiers Music Srl debut, “Universe”. The band teamed up with renowned producer Howard Benson (Halestorm, My Chemical Romance, Seether, etc.) who, together with Mike Plotnikoff (Halestorm, Three Days Grace), and Neil Sanderson (Three Days Grace) helped the band craft their biggest sounding album yet. Add in mixing and mastering by Jacob Hansen (Amaranthe, Volbeat, Pretty Maids) and you have a fool proof recipe for a sonically stunning album. “The Unknown” builds upon where “Universe” left off, developing Edge Of Paradise’s overall symphonic and metallic sound while bringing it to the next level. Gigantic hooks paired with monolithic guitar riffs in a spacious sea of symphonic sounds will immediately grab listeners and whisk them away on the band’s sonic, and lyrical, journey.
Atlanta’s OFTEN shares “Trace” video, debut LP blends r&b & indie-pop; ‘Dirty Saint’ LP out 10/8
“Growing up in a religious household, many things got swept into corners where everyone hoped no one would look. But children aren’t meant to hold old wounds and secrets love light. “Trace” is a reclamation of a past I wasn’t able to talk about, the struggles of addiction I had to pretend not to notice, and the power of recognizing and breaking inherited curses. With personal childhood photos as the backdrop, I give my little self permission to finally bring their voice to a series of quietly haunted moments.”
NOLA’s Alberta & the Dead Eyes Announce LP + Share Single
Dave Boone’s work as Alberta has spanned many years and artistic iterations. When he first gathered the Dead Eyes crew, which consisted of Erik Washington on drums and Bhuti Bhuti on bass at the time, the trio cut their teeth on the road and then recorded an entire project during the pandemic, mostly collaborating virtually between Detroit and New Orleans.
LOLA YOUNG UNVEILS NEW SINGLE, “FAKE”
Fresh off the release of her new EP, After Midnight, rising star Lola Young returns with a brand new single, “FAKE,” out today via Capitol Records. She’ll make her U.S. television tonight, performing the song on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” after being hand-picked by Corden himself. Tapping into a vibe that Janis Joplin might have come up with if she was a 20-year-old South Londoner living in 2021, “FAKE” fuses soaring vocals, shimmering guitars and stomp-along drums, playing out, as Young says, “like a scene from a Tarantino movie.” The song was produced by Paul Epworth (Paul McCartney, Beck, Adele). “FAKE,” which will have its UK radio premiere on BBC Radio 1 with Clara Amfo, is available for download / streaming –
CASH MONEY RECORDS SIGNEE GSO PHAT’S NEW SINGLE “DIDDY BOP” WITH BOOSIE BADAZZ OUT NOW
Over production from Air Keezy, GSO Phat leans into the beat with hypnotic and head-nodding verses delivering an undeniable hook. Meanwhile, Baton Rouge, LA legend Boosie Badazz rolls through with an explosive cameo of his own.
Released Today from Koalra: “Sight Unseen”
Fusing the fuzz-fueled guitars and loose rhythms of acts like Dinosaur Jr. To the experimental soundscapes of artists such as Sonic Youth and The Cure, Koalra is an emerging indie rock band who recently moved to Portland from their native Chicago.
SPIN, Flaunt praise “raw, vulnerable, badass” NYC songwriter, new single “Herd”
On the heels of features in SPIN and Flaunt, NYC songwriter Chris Mardini has just released “Herd,” the second single from his forthcoming, self-titled album, out October 15th. “Every so often an artist comes around who seems to capture the mood of a generation,” Flaunt reports. “Like when Rolling Stone’s Jon Landau called Bruce Springsteen “rock and roll’s future,” rising songwriter Chris Mardini seems to fit into a similar place in the cultural landscape.” SPIN adds, “We’re keeping a close eye on him, you might want to do the same.”
CONFUSION MASTER: German Doom Quartet To Release Second LP, Haunted, Through Exile On Mainstream In November
Exile On Mainstream presents Haunted, the second album from German doom/sludge metal quartet CONFUSION MASTER. Confirming the album for November release, the label has posted its cover art, track listing, a brief teaser, and other details.
Uniting four musicians drawn together from across varied punk and metal circuits, unified through their shared love for sound, misanthropy, DIY values, and vintage gear, the members of CONFUSION MASTER have earned merits in underground stalwart outfits such as Cyness, Wojczech, Bad Luck Rides On Wheels, and Aequatorkaelte.
Dreamville’s Lute Announces His Debut Album ‘Gold Mouf’
After bravely revealing his troubling bout with anxiety in an episode of Gold Mouf Chronicles and nimbly peeling back another layer with his latest single, “Myself,” featuring Charlotte native DEVN, Lute officially announces his debut album Gold Mouf. Slated to drop Oct. 4, Lute recruits a team of formidable lyricists such as JID, WESTSIDE BOOGIE, Saba, and Little Brother. He also teams up with soulful singers BJ The Chicago Kid, Ari Lennox and DEVN to ultimately bring his vision to life.
On Wednesday, GRAMMY® Award-winning artist development and performance expert KJ Rose a.k.a. the “Talent Whisperer” appeared on NBC News to talk about her work with global superstar Lil Nas X and how all of us can put our best foot forward.