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Cemetery Sun unleash fiery new single & video “IDNUA”
Today, California based trio Cemetery Sun shared their dynamic new single and video “IDNUA”. The song will appear on their upcoming album ASCENSION, out October 8th on Velocity Records. “IDNUA” fuses the bands pop-punk and active rock leanings with lush electronics and radio-friendly production. The soaring vocal performance is perfectly supported by layers of guitars and a catchy, high octane beat that drives the song forward into a hard hitting chorus. The lyrics explore the dynamics of letting go of a toxic relationship and the painful process of self realization, a theme that is prevalent throughout the upcoming album.
DURAN DURAN SHARE GIORGIO MORODER-PRODUCED ‘TONIGHT UNITED’ FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM, ‘FUTURE PAST’
“TONIGHT UNITED” was produced by the legendary composer, songwriter and electronic dance music pioneer, Giorgio Moroder, who adds his magic to create an instant future classic. “Giorgio Moroder, Duran Duran… this is music for a world that’s coming back together.” says Simon Le Bon.
Frank Sinatra, one of popular culture’s most captivating singers, was also a label founder, and the 60th anniversary celebration of his Reprise recordings continues across all streaming services today with the release of Frank Sinatra: Reprise Rarities Volume 5 from Frank Sinatra Enterprises and UMe.
DORA JAR SHARES NEW SINGLE “SCAB SONG”
Today, emerging indie pop superstar Dora Jar returns with “Scab Song”, her first single since her 2021 debut EP Digital Meadow. Produced by Jared Soloman (Remi Wolf, Dominic Fike, Jawny), the delightfully cosmic track is another early highlight in the songwriter’s budding repertoire. Dora’s warm voice and exceptional songwriting playfully glide over acoustic guitar and soft percussion, highlighting her irresistible perspective of youthful innocence and emotional wisdom beyond her years. Dora reflects on writing the song, “I wrote scab when I was nineteen because I had a scab on my leg that looked like Hawaii and then I thought about bodies for a while and now here is this song about that.”
‘DANDELION’ BY THE GREETING COMMITTEE OUT NOW
Despite its often-brutal honesty, Dandelion radiates an irrepressible and unbridled energy, thanks in part to the joyful chemistry that The Greeting Committee bring to every track. To that end, the band selected the album’s title due to its suggestion of an unlikely hope. “Dandelions are weeds, but depending on your perspective, you can shrug them off or you can choose to see them as a sort of beautiful flower, similarly to how we have the choice in what we see in ourselves,” says Sartino.
Nadia Vaeh Releases New Music Video “Leap of Faith”
A messy and distressed apartment in Los Angeles provides the unique setting for the latest music video for the song “Leap of Faith” by conscious pop singer and Atlanta native Nadia Vaeh releasing this Friday, September 24th, 2021. Filming for the music video took place in her actual apartment as she prepared to move back to her hometown of Atlanta. The video captures the story of her leap into the music industry while dropping everything she had to jump in her Toyota Corolla and move to Los Angeles.
‘Lost and Found’ From Chris Roberts Out Now Featuring Lead Single “Chevy Van”
The release of his debut EP Red Feather earlier this year earned CHRIS ROBERTS critical praise from Relix, American Songwriter, Americana Highways, and Elmore, among others. Now the singer-songwriter-guitarist is unveiling a new collection of songs; the Lost and Found EP is out today, September 24.
Today, Los Angeles rock outfit Liily have returned with a shoegaze slow burner entitled “Anvil,” yet another single off their upcoming long-awaited debut, TV or Not TV. Flaunt hosted the premiere of the track and its accompanying music video (which was directed by guitarist Sam De La Torre).
FOREST BLAKK SHARES NEW SINGLE “FALL INTO ME”
Singer/songwriter Forest Blakk has officially released his moving new single, “Fall Into Me,” co-penned with multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winning Matchbox Twenty front man Rob Thomas – available now via Atlantic Records. The song, also co-written by Gregg Wattenberg (John Legend, O.A.R.), is a beautifully candid and soaring ode to love, complimented by a touching companion visual directed by James Fitzgerald.
Bay Area rapper and entrepreneur Larry June has shared his new Cardo-assisted mixtape Into The Late Night via EMPIRE. The tape showcases 7 tracks entirely produced by the Grammy-winning hitmaker, and serves as a follow up to June’s acclaimed Orange Print EP which released earlier this year – Cardo produced “You Gotta” which received press praise plus a sync on Issa Rae’s ‘Sweet Life’ show on HBO Max. The new mixtape comes alongside the news of June’s 2021 live tour debut with the ‘Orange Print Pollstar’ tour.
MELODIC DEATH METAL BAND THE RISEN DREAD UNVEIL NEW SINGLE “WHITE NIGHT FEAT. ANDREAS KISSER”
Dublin based Melodic Death Metal band The Risen Dread is leaning toward a different sound in 2021 comparing to their EP from 2019. Drummer Colum Cleary, guitarist William Ribeiro, bassist Mat Maher and Marco Feltrin have produced themselves and brough Andreas Kisser from Sepultura to be the guest in “White Night”.
Electro-Prog Ensemble TAUK Delivers Cinematic LP, ‘Chaos Companion’
The long-awaited seventh, full-length cinematic studio album, Chaos Companion, from electro-prog quartet TAUK is finally here. The collection, complete with nine instrumental tracks, takes listeners on a celestial journey reminiscent of 70’s film scores, 80’s video games, 90’s R&B and modern dance music. The newest offering from the band elevates their sound to new heights as they seamlessly blend futuristic electronic elements with old school rock, funk and soul. Through the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing remained constant: the music, and amidst this uncertainty and struggle, TAUK’s Chaos Companion was born.
NINA NESBITT UNLEASHES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO, ‘LIFE’S A BITCH’ – OUT NOW
Written by Nina and Swedish production duo Jack & Coke (Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tove Lo and Astrid S.), “Life’s A Bitch”finds Nina mixing her alt-pop modernity with some nostalgic, throwback synth-pop. Her softly enunciated vocal barely pauses for breath as she touches upon all of the minor joys and frustrations that come with the rich tapestry of life. Ultimately, however, the luminous hook concludes that the positives make the struggles worthwhile. As Nina sings, “I don’t let it get me down / Life’s like a bitch, I hate her but I love her.”
Mas Aya (New York Times and Stereogum tips, ft. Lido Pimienta) Releases New Album
The Toronto-based producer, composer and percussionist, Mas Aya (aka Brandon Valdivia) is today sharing his Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Alt Latino, Brooklyn Vegan, New York Times, NTS Radio tipped album, Máscaras, which is out now on Telephone Explosion Records. The new album, which features a collaboration with the GRAMMY Award-nominated and Polaris Prize-winning artist, Lido Pimienta, is anchored by Valdivia’s deft and atmospheric production style, one that seamlessly webs together spiraling synths, balmy environments, and crisp drum programming.
THE DRIPPERS Drop New Single “Time For Some Action” – First Offering From Upcoming Sophomore Album
Swedish action-rock trio THE DRIPPERS have released their new single ”Time For Some Action”. High octane garage punk ’n’ rock with raw vocals and thick, distorted guitars. The new single is the first taste of The Drippers’ upcoming sophomore album, which follows their acclaimed 2019 debut ‘Action Rock’.
Propelled by yesterday’s release of (+)”Affection” by BOYS NOIZE and ABRA, and (-)”Detune,” and in addition to previously released singles (+)”Girl Crush” feat. RICO NASTY, (+)BOYS NOIZE & KELSEY LU`s “Ride Or Die” feat. CHILLY GONZALES / (-)”IU” feat. CORBIN, (+)”All I Want” feat. JAKE SHEARS, (+)”Nude”feat. TOMMY CASH / (-) “Xpress Yourself”, the +/- (Polarity) album offers new worlds to explore. The boundless collaborative resonance that BOYS NOIZE and KELSEY LU found together spills over into a second track, “Love & Validation,” and the ballad “Act9” paints a futuristic landscape alongside multidisciplinary artist and V Magazine cover star VINSON FRALEY’s frisson-inducing voice – his first ever studio recording before rocketing to fame.
JC STEWART SHARES NEW SINGLE “DON’T SAY YOU LOVE ME”
“Don’t Say You Love Me” is already an established fan favorite after being the opening song in JC’s live show for several years – and one listen reveals precisely why he always chose to introduce himself to new audiences with the track. It brings everything that makes him an undeniable rising star into one three-minute pop package. It simmers with drama, as it escalates from introspective singer-songwriter verses before erupting into an immediately memorable hook.
Watch Belaver’s “Mount Misery” video that was animated by 17 artists from around the world
Dust Reid, who directed the video, had this to say about the origin of the project: “Ben (Belaver) showed me this Medium article about how wikiHow exploits its artistic labor by hiring global talent through services like Fiverr and then having the artists sign an NDA so they wouldn’t receive credit for their work. This seems to be the general operating M.O. for corporations when commissioning freelance artists and it prevents the artist from building a portfolio which would help lead them to bigger commissions. We decided to use Fiverr but in our outreach asked each animator for photos, bios and links to their work and told them we want to collectively publicize who they were.”
Today, French artist Poupie releases her debut album Enfant Roi via slowplay/Capitol Records. The 13-track project officially introduces her to the world, after having previously released a self-titled EP in 2019 and another titled FEU in 2020. The album is an ode to being different, with 13 songs in French, Spanish and English that, together, contain imaginative, nuanced, and mesmerizing concoctions of trap, pop, and reggae. It’s an undoubtedly strong entrance for the quickly rising songstress, who is devoted to making her uniqueness the standard. The album arrives with a focus on the track “Mucha Labia” with Puerto Rican star Guaynaa.
YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN RETURNS WITH SINCERELY, KENTRELL
Chart-topping, multi-platinum rap superstar YoungBoy Never Broke Again is back with today’s arrival of his hugely anticipated new album. SINCERELY, KENTRELL is available everywhere now via Never Broke Again, LLC/Atlantic Records.
Gunna Releases New Single “Too Easy” Ft. Future
Today, Grammy nominated, multi-platinum rap superstar & “The King of Drip” Gunna returns with his new single “Too Easy”. The hard-hitting track features Future and is produced by frequent collaborator Wheezy — listen here!