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LA singer-songwriter Josh Cumbee expresses the post-pandemic zeitgeist on ‘Dancing, Just Distancing’, along with lyric video!
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Josh Cumbee has released new single ‘Dancing, Just Distancing’. The Friday, September 17 release of the single was followed today (Thursday, September 23) by a lyric video.
NIRVANA: NEVERMIND 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS TO BE RELEASED BEGINNING NOVEMBER 12th
The September 24, 1991 release of Nirvana’s Nevermind touched off a seismic shift in global youth culture. Rising to #1 worldwide over the next few months, its impact would elevate Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl from a promising Pacific Northwest cult band to one of the most successful and influential artists of all time. Nevermind returned rock ‘n’ roll integrity and passion to the top of the charts, and continues to be a singular inspiration to fans and musicians alike over the last three decades–as it no doubt will for generations to come.
HEN$HAW finds balance on new single ‘GIFT’
What started off as a spontaneous burst of creativity has turned into his most anticipated release since ‘LOWKEY’. 20-year-old London-based rapper HEN$HAW started writing lyrics to ‘GIFT’ as soon as his friend and frequent collaborator goodbye chase laid down melodies. The Camden rapper is at his very best as he showcases his sharp lyrical ability and razor-sharp flow over the aggressive bass-heavy production. Lyrically, he details finding the balance between being a young rockstar and somewhat a professional musician at the same time.
With an arm’s length list of credits stretching from the likes of Kesha, Dolly Parton and Deer Tick, to Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, pedal steel savant Spencer Cullum is one of Nashville’s most in-demand session cats. That’s in addition to making up half of acclaimed, primarily instrumental space-country duo “Steelism.” Clearly he’s had little trouble fitting in since moving from his native London to Music City by way of Detroit eight years ago, even if it’s mostly meant blending into the background. “I guess I’ve always hidden behind [the instrument],” he deadpans. “I’m always the guy who looks like he’s studying for a test in the background.”
Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release The Willie Nelson Family–Willie Nelson’s new studio album (and 16th for the label)–on Friday, November 19.
“This EP is one of strength, courage, and tenacity. I wrote it about some of my darkest times (Showgirl, Gimmick) and also some of my most empowering times (LOUD, Nothing On Me). I wanted an EP that really showcased my vocals and I was able to stretch myself on. This was that EP for me. I love the idea of an artist growing, morphing, shifting with each musical offering and I wanted to do that with this. The concept of the showgirl is a fascinating one to me — showgirls are traditionally women draped in gorgeous fabric and jewels, but what happens when you take a deeper look? What lies beneath that surface? I wanted to answer some of those questions and play with the duality of the colorful drama while nodding to my deeper authenticity.”
Today Grammy-nominated live-electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL announced their fourth full length Surrender and released its third single, ‘On My Knees’ on Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records.
RADIOHEAD: BRAND-NEW VIDEO FOR ‘IF YOU SAY THE WORD’ OUT NOW
Radiohead have today revealed the brand-new video for their recently released single If You Say The Word. The video is directed by Norwegian director Kasper Häggström (Kelly Lee Owens). If You Say The Word is taken from Radiohead’s upcoming KID A MNESIA reissue package, set for release on 5th November via XL Recordings.
Poetica Releases New Track/Video “Magenta and Blue”
“Magenta and Blue” is a string-laden soundscape that blurs the lines between classical, Americana, jazz and cinematic music genres. Sage and Eggar recorded the song with Appalachian folk fiddler Evie Andrus.
Holly Humberstone Announced As Special Supporting Guest For Girl In Red’s 2022 North American Tour
Holly Humberstone has been announced as the special supporting guest for girl in red’s upcoming 2022 “make it go quiet” tour. Kicking off in Atlanta, GA on March 7th, the tour will see the breakout artists performing in over two dozen cities across North America before capping off with back-to-back shows in San Francisco, CA on April 11th and 12th. The run will mark Holly’s first-ever full length U.S. tour, in which she’ll perform music from her highly anticipated sophomore EP The Walls Are Way Too Thin, out November 5th via Darkroom/Interscope/Polydor Records. .
EL CUARTETO DE NOS Presents “Fiesta en lo del Dr. Hermes”
The video co-created and directed by Cali Ameglio, Director of Salado Films, “Fiesta en lo del Dr. Hermes” brings this messy party to life, which was inspired in part by the fantasy universe that the great Uruguayan writer Mario Levrero, of whom Roberto Musso (singer) as well as Ameglio are faithful admirers, presents in many of his books.
Nephila release music video for ”Clavata”
“The lyrics of this song is a tribute to the fear and horror the spider “nephila clavata” gives mankind, but Clavata is also that track on the album you just wanna rock your hips to. The music video will therefore make you just wanna move your feet to the beat.”
VUCA “Shine” featuring Usen Isong and the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles.
On “Shine,” L.A.-based singer Usen Isong, playing the role of Jackie (they/them), wakes to find that they are dead. With their last breath, they sing of life’s most closely held secret from the other side. A dreamy electro-pop and string-infused (arranged by Daphne Chen) atmosphere build a stunning sonic landscape that sets the backdrop for the tale itself. Shine’s magic grows stronger when the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles enters, heightening the intensity of each chord with strong voices that call out from the heavens, welcoming the newcomer to the afterlife.
Growing up on the shores of Miami beach, Em was surrounded by music, often visiting Russia to pick strawberries with her grandparents: one an opera singer, the other a composer. Moving to Vienna and then Berlin, at 18 years old her sound reflects at once the ocean and scenery of Miami as well as these cities’ personalities and her experiences within them.