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Electro-Pop Artist EVA X Drops New Video, “Machine”
Electro-pop artist EVA X has just unveiled the new video for her single, “Machine.” The video was directed, shot and edited by Erik Gustafson (GRENDEL / ADORATION DESTROYED).
Alternative Multi-Media Artist Peter Lake Releases New Single and Music Video “Whistle”
NYC-based alternative, multi-media artist Peter Lake announces the upcoming release of his new song trilogy, entitled Red, out on October 8th. Following the successful release of his Yellow EP, which garnered over 1 million Spotify streams and 97,000 YouTube views, Red consists of three songs by the artist about love. To introduce the EP release, Lake releases his music video, “Whistle,” choreographed by Matthew Pasterisa (Kanye West, Azealia Banks) and filmed by Christopher Soto.
GAMMER & STAYSICK Team Up For New Single “Replay the Night (feat. Nytrix)”
Back in the spotlight once again, UK-based producer Gammer returns with another explosive single from his forthcoming EP on the fabled Dim Mak imprint. A collaboration with the supremely talented Staysick, Gammer’s “Replay the Night” feat. Nytrix is out now for streaming and purchase on all DSPs.
Captain Rico and the Ghost Band channel retro surf rock in new music video
An early premiere on Psychedelic Baby Magazine wrote : “In ‘Mexican Road Trip’, speedy reverb-driven tremolo guitar picking provokes the momentum of a high-speed car chase, with rolling drums and a rumbling bassline complementing the complexities of the melody. The visual is set to the backdrop of aerial footage following the band along for a trip in a vintage yellow Volkswagen Bus, stopping along the way to take out their instruments and jam.”
KENDRA & THE BUNNIES RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WHO WANTS TO ROCK WITH ME”
With energetic lyrics like kick up the tempo and let it drive, I want my FM dose of adrenaline, too many slow songs killing my vibe, “Who Wants to Rock with Me” (co-written with Randy Barnette, Justine Blazer and Corey Lee Barker) has become a fan-favorite hit from the Kendra & the Bunnies “of Summer” EP.
Corlyx Hear “The Echo” of a Lost Loved One in Their New Music Video
Deeply influenced by the passing of the mother of vocalist Caitlin, “The Echo” serves as a therapeutic release as well as upbeat anthem for coping and moving forward. The song harkens back to the earlier days of Corlyx, with its Electro influence, but melds with their current Darkwave/Post-Punk sound found on their prior album “Together Apart”. “The Echo” shows the continued evolution of the band and what’s in store for the future.
OVTLIER Releases New Single “ALL I NEED” + Official Music Video; Announce New Dates with Gemini Syndrome
“I was raised on unstable grounds. Therapy taught me to stop making excuses for those that have abused and abandoned me. A man that distantly titled himself as a “father” but neglected every simple duty of being one. A stepfather who looked for excuses to beat on me or throw me out for years. I accept that this is the hand that I am dealt. I respect and appreciate the journey I have been shaped and designed to travel. I am all I need” says Joey Arena.
payton Releases New Single & Music Video for “What I Need”
“’What I Need’ is just a feel good track that feels like summer and hometown vibes,” payton shared with Earmilk. “It’s good energy and care free. The guitar sets the mood and it feels like life is just free and simple when you get into the energy of the song.”
MATTEO BOCELLI UNVEILS HIS FIRST SOLO SINGLE, “SOLO”
Matteo Bocelli, who is graduating at the Conservatory of Lucca in Tuscany, says, “Over the past three years, Capitol Records has given me a rare opportunity – to have time, to study, to write new music, to rehearse – and I’m really proud to be able to release this first song.”
“Specific” features Shordie crooning over gentle guitar and pleasant percussion. The Maryland native showcases his now-signature blend of melodic flows and double-time bars. He’s emotional and honest before diving headfirst into a relationship.
IMAGINE DRAGONS – NEW MUSIC VIDEO “MONDAY” AVAILABLE NOW
Directed by Matt Eastin and filmed in a famous underground bunker in Las Vegas, the pollyanna-esque video explores a world in which you pretend all is well, despite everything crumbling around you at an ever-increasing speed.
A prog-rock arrangement tinted with hues of hardcore and grunge soundscapes, “Numbers” summons a musical styling similar to influences among the likes of Soundgarden, Mastodon, and Tool. An ambient intro and explosive guitar riff lead to minimal verses that bloom into a heavy bridge and breakdown, where soaring vocals morph into urgent screams. On the inspiration behind the single, founding member Lorenzo Vidali explains, “Lyrically, the song is pretty simple, it’s about realizing how small we are in a vast universe. It’s easy to know that, but it takes time to really get it in the emotional sense. This song is about that process.”
JORDY Releases New Single and Video “If He’s In Your Bed”
“If He’s In Your Bed” is a punchy pop track about hookup culture and is the ultimate don’t do it….don’t text them anthem. With a bold guitar line and potent percussion, “If He’s In Your Bed” serves as a reminder to put yourself first and spend time with people who actually fulfill you. The song’s amusing music video is an ode to 80’s poolside music videos with a new twist.
Astral Swans showcases his upcoming self-titled album with the mesmerising new single ‘Spiral’
Following on from the enormous praise for his recently released comeback single ‘Flood’ in August this year, enigmatic singer and songwriter Matthew Swann aka Astral Swans is now continuing the support for his forthcoming self-titled album with the mesmerising new effort ‘Spiral’.
Radiant Baby Shares Pantomime LP Via Indie88 + “Talkback” Single via Outkast | Watch “Réputation” Live Video Via Cult MTL | LP Out Now Via Lisbon Lux
Today, Radiant Baby (the project of Montreal musician Felix Mongeon) finally shares their new LP, Pantomime, featuring singles such as “Smooth,” “This Dream,” and “Réputation,” via Lisbon Lux. Indie88 hosted the premiere of the LP, and Outkast premiered the single “Talkback.”
SOJA Releases ‘Beauty In The Silence’ on ATO Records | Listen To “Jump” ft. Slightly Stoopid
“We are stoked to collaborate on the new SOJA,” added Slightly Stoopid guitarist & vocalist Miles Doughty. “We’ve been playing shows together for years, and it was great to work on a new track together. We can’t wait to rock it live with the boys at the next shows.”
PLIZZKEN RELEASES VIDEO FOR “MEMENTO MORI”
“It is the certainty of one’s own death that actually makes one’s own existence possible in the first place. So life is not an never-ending story and I always try to enjoy the moment. I try to enjoy the little things. And every day is a gift,” says frontman Sebi Walkenhorst.
Music Video: Joyner Lucas and J Cole new song Your Heart
Today, critically acclaimed independent rapper Joyner Lucas harmonizes with fellow emcee J Cole for an eye-opening collaboration entitled “Your Heart.” Produced by Palaze, LC and Hagan and co-directed by Joyner Lucas and Ben Proulx, Lucas calls out an angry ex-girlfriend set on revenge at all costs. And just as you’re really sympathizing with him, J Cole flips the perspective to reveal that the blame actually lies with his friend who was disloyal first and is now reaping what he sowed. The head nodding track tears apart your typical breakup song.
This heartfelt track blends acoustic and electric guitar with beguiling harmonies, speaking to a hypothetical son or daughter: “Love’s a solution thinner than blood / but it solves some problems if you’re willing to trust / and it lives with every heart that was once piled dust.”
BIA RELEASES NEW SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO “BESITO” FEAT. G HERBO!
“Besito” is a track that features BIA’s signature sound and distinctive voice, with her usual girl empowerment theme, encouraging her female listeners to think they’re all that because they are, as she exposes her accomplishments to inspire girls and women while motivating them to never settle.
NE-YO SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO, “WHAT IF”
Today, Motown Records/Compound Entertainment released NE-YO’s first new single of 2021, “What If.” The shimmering dancefloor banger finds NE-YO recalling a lost love and wondering what would have happened if they hadn’t parted. The three-time GRAMMY® winner recorded “What If” in London with producers Ebenezer and Magnus Klausen. Curtis “Sauce” Wilson produced the vocals.
LUTHARO RELEASE “HOPELESS ABANDONMENT” VIDEO
Canadian thrashers LUTHARO have finally released their new video “Hopeless Abandonment”. The song is taken from their upcoming album Hiraeth.
Vocalist Krista Shipperbottom comments: Hopeless Abandonment has finally been released world wide and it comes with a strong meaning! This song wants you to remember that you were put on this earth with purpose and you have a destiny to fulfill!”
CLEAN BANDIT REIMAGINES WHITNEY HOUSTON CLASSIC “HOW WILL I KNOW”
This November marks the 36th anniversary of the release of “How Will I Know” from Houston’s 1985 RIAA-certified Diamond, self-titled debut album on Arista Records. The platinum-selling single became Houston’s second #1 on the Billboard 100 chart in 1986 and the accompanying video earned Houston her first MTV VMA award for Best Female Video that same year. Since then, Houston has been cited as the most awarded female artist of all time by Guinness World Records and remains one of the best-selling music artists of all time with more than 200 million records sold worldwide.
Des Rocs Unleashes Debut Album ‘A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place’
Today, the NYC-native Des Rocs released his highly anticipated debut album A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place via 300 Entertainment (Megan Thee Stallion, Highly Suspect). The explosive and anthemic set of 11 tracks is available now to stream and download, and will be directly followed by his DES ROCS ALIVE headline tour that kicks off tomorrow at Firefly Music Festival. The 20+ date tour will hit iconic venues including the Troubadour in LA and Bowery Ballroom in NY, and features special guests The Velveteers.
Photo Finish Records New Artist AVIV (SHAED, Marian Hill)
With its breezy synths, emotive guitar riffs, and an attention-grabbing chorus, “love of your life” makes for an irresistible indie pop anthem of yearning. AVIV has garnered acclaim from popular Spotify playlists including “young & free” and “bedroom pop” “New Music Friday US” among others. Thanks so much!
Grunge Punk Duo Tarah Who? Released New Album Supposedly, A Man Today!
Tarah Who? well, “she” equals “they,” and “they’re” a power duo masterminded by grunge-punk front-woman Tarah Carpenter, who channels explosive emotionality into rousing anthems alongside drummer/backing vocalist Coralie Hervé. Tarah Who? today released their latest album Supposedly, A Man. This release follows an exclusive stream yesterday with Metal Insider. T
GRAMMY-nominated band Common Kings Release New Single ‘Islands To Nashville’
GRAMMY-nominated band Common Kings delivered their brand new single “Islands To Nashville” via tastemaker label Mensch House Records. On “Islands to Nashville,” Common Kings have pushed the bar yet again and infused their unique sound with vibes straight out of Nashville. The track takes the Common Kings trademark style and laces it in with some sugary sweet pop melodies to create a melodic mix that you won’t stop listening to.
“‘Maybe Sometimes’ is our biggest callback to our first album out of all the songs on our upcoming record,” shares the band. “The song touches on our personal experiences dealing with depression and anxiety, along with our methods of coping with them. There’s also a ripping guitar solo, so it’s got a bit of everything.”
ASIAHN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FALL BACK”
As she’s proven before, Asiahn has a keen ability to dissect every emotion and stage of romance with a vulnerability that’s immediately felt. On “Fall Back” she boldly takes the reins, and sounds more convincing than ever. “I just want to drive you crazy,” she teases, over sizzling synth, bursts of sax, and glistening harp. But she’s not here to seduce—not yet.
Visceral Punk Band SURFBORT Release Music Video For New Single “FML” Featuring Comedian Fred Armisen
Perceived as a Brooklyn based punk band, SURFBORT is proving their cult cool translates coast to coast. SURFBORT’s live experience is visceral and confrontational. Their feedback-strafed, guitar-shredding punk music says no to a digital age full of intolerance, they radiate love and friendship.
GRAMMY NOMINATED INSTRUMENTALIST DAVID ARKENSTONE RELEASES NEW MODERN CLASSICAL ALBUM SOLITUDE
Neo Pacifica Recordings announces the release today, September 24, of Grammy-nominated instrumentalist David Arkenstone’s new album, Solitude. The twelve-track album features acclaimed string quartet Project:CSQ with Arkenstone anchoring the inspired minimal and rhythmic compositions on piano. The album is available digitally on all DSPs and the album is also available on CD through Amazon.