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Rush Davis + Kingdom announce collaborative album Transmission, out 12th November, share lead single ‘Element’
American producer Kingdom and songwriter/producer Rush Davis are thrilled to announce Transmission, their new collaborative album out 12th November on TOKiMONSTA’s Young Art Records. Kingdom’s ethereal club-inflected R&B provides the architecture, while the emotional spectrum of Davis’s personal and collective relationship stories infuse heartfelt messages of community, commitment, and self-sovereignty.
Detroit rapper and philanthropist Icewear Vezzo has shared Rich Off Pints 2, the sequel to the superbly hyped Rich Off Pints mixtape via his own imprint Iced Up Records. Featuring Future, Babyface Ray, Moneybagg Yo, RMR, and more, the tape shows Vezzo’s growth as a street hustler turned entrepreneur – establishing himself as one of the best rappers out of Detroit.
Rod Wave and Lil Durk Reflect on Paths to Stardom in “Already Won”
In just two short years, Rod Wave evolved from a talented and promising artist into one of rap music’s most-streamed artists and best live performers. On his new video “Already Won,” Rod reveals that being a budding superstar is much harder than it looks. Over a piano-led beat from Will-A-Fool, sampling the classic New Edition ballad “Can You Stand The Rain,” the St. Petersburg, FL native trades verses with fellow melodic master Lil Durk, their lyrics proving that the paranoia and pain don’t go away when you attain fame and fortune.
Scruffpuppie Releases New Song “paint” – Out Now
JJ Shurbet, who records as Scruffpuppie, has released their newest song “paint” on Saddest Factory Records. At just-turned 20, JJ has already released a string of performances and music videos for the last few years, garnering an army of ardent fans and millions of views. The latest track is an introspective piano ballad reflecting on her history of drug abuse. The visual for the song – directed by Mowgly Lee – follows a similar tone, spotlighting JJ for an emotional performance. Produced by frequent Phoebe Bridgers songwriting collaborator, Marshall Vore, the track is JJ’s second release on Saddest Factory Records, following last month’s “assignment song”.
REILEY SOARS WITH “SUPERMAN”
Rising pop sensation Reiley has premiered his highly anticipated sophomore single “Superman,” arriving today alongside a compelling self-directed video companion. The track marks the latest offering from his forthcoming debut EP, brb, having an identity crisis, arriving October 27th via Atlantic Records.
CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS- Surprise Releases ‘Joseph EP’
Christine and the Queens has surprise released a new EP, Joseph, featuring two new songs performed during her appearance at Global Citizen Live last weekend. The songs are cover versions of George Michael’s “Freedom” and “Comme l’oiseau” by Michel Fugain & Le Big Bazar. Alongside the covers, Christine also performed new arrangements of past hits “Tilted,” “People, I’ve been sad” and “Doesn’t matter” in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris for Global Citizen Live. The full performance is now available to watch on YouTube. All proceeds from the digital EP release will go directly to Global Citizen.
On December 3, Depeche Mode will release a newly upgraded expanded definitive boxed set edition of the 101 documentary concert film and live album chronicling the 101st and final performance of the band’s Music For The Masses world tour, recorded live at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on June 18, 1988.
Rhyming with raw nerve emotionalism and infectious melodies, Slimelife Shawty is deeply attuned to the beating heart of the streets. Today, Slimelife Shawty shares “Where’s The Love,” a plaintive and melodic new single. Opening with a mix of pianos and mournful violins, “Where’s The Love” immediately deposits the listener in Slimelife’s headspace, one haunted by paranoia and loss, but not devoid of hope. The song finds Slimelife reflecting on all he’s done for the streets and wondering why he’s not getting the recognition he deserves.
CARSEN GRAY Pays Homage to Her Indigenous Roots with New Song + Video “Each Moment”; Announces New EP Out 1/28
“‘Each Moment’ reminds us that there is beauty all around us and that it’s important to unplug from our cell phones and TV screens and enjoy being in the moment,” says Carsen.
John Carpenter shares “Michael’s Legend”
John Carpenter and his musical foils Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies have just shared “Michael’s Legend,” the third and final advance release from their forthcoming original score for Halloween Kills, with both the film and the soundtrack album set for release October 15. In contrast with the bombastic violence and unsettling ominosity of previously released cues “Unkillable” and “Rampage,” “Michael’s Legend” is a haunting piano requiem, highlighting the tumultuous emotional undercurrents at play in both the film and its accompanying soundtrack.
FUNERAL Announces New Album, Shares Video for First Single
Norwegian doom metal pioneers FUNERAL will be releasing their newest full-length, ‘Praesentialis in Aeternum,’ on December 10, 2021 via Season of Mist! The album artwork, tracklist, and details can be found below. The band is now sharing the first single, “Ånd,” which features gust vocals from Lars Are Nedland (SOLEFALD/BORKNAGAR), along with an official music video that was created entirely by the band!
B.U.S. share retro and groovy “Fallen” video!
In the beginning, there was chaos… A while later in the Heavens, where angels reigned, there was once held a great symposium, a glorious feast. Everyone was happy and having a great time, until Lucifer, fairest and mightiest of all the angels, brought in suspicious and strange substances, offering them freely with both hands for everyone to take. All were fooled by the Ancient Serpent, starting to misbehave and act in contradiction to the Heavenly Laws. The Almighty God, enraged upon learning about the mutiny, threw everyone down on earth to suffer eternally in hunger, ugliness and desperation.
California multi-instrumentalist and composer Rachel Flowers will be releasing her eagerly awaited new solo album on October 1, 2021. Rachel demonstrates with her latest effort that she truly is, as the title suggests, “Bigger on the Inside.” As a composer, Rachel seamlessly weaves together elements of progressive rock, jazz, classical, and pop music with cinematic orchestrations, soaring melodies, and virtuosic playing. Top this off with Rachel’s 3 1/2 octave vocal range and her uncanny ability to explore universal themes ranging from love, joy, and hope to depression, bullying, and fear of an uncertain future with sensitivity and optimism, and you have an album that is destined to stand the test of time.
Today (September 29th), Greta Isaac returns with the defiant new single ‘5’1′, her first new music since debut EP ‘PESSIMIST’ released earlier in 2021. She also announces her largest headline show to date, performing at Omeara, London on October 25th & that she will be supporting Orla Gartland on her UK tour this October.
Releasing today, Diabolica is the fourth full length album from solo project HAIDUK. Fusing punishing melodic black metal and high speed death-thrash, HAIDUK is the demonic brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Luka Milojica.
In Luka’s own words, Diabolica is: “Pure evil, speed and darkness!”
With lightning-fast songs HAIDUK returns to the hyper-speed riffing approach, following 2018’s more hypnotic sounding album Exomancer. Thematically, the new album is a continuation of the lore explored in the previous releases, with new short stories, maps, and a timeline included in the CD booklet.
Sylvie (Terrible Records/mem. Drugdealer) Share “Shooting Star”/debut EP out this Friday
Sylvie’s self-titled debut EP is due out this Friday on Terrible Records, and today the band are sharing a final single from the EP, a track called “Shooting Star,” ahead of its upcoming release. The EP was announced in July alongside a feature on Aquarium Drunkard and the release of a single from which the band take their name.
Mother Sun Shares New Double-Single + Videos “Marbles/Mycelium” via Psychedelic Baby | Both Singles Out Now via Earth Libraries Imprint Divine Bovine
Today, Canadian psych quartet Mother Sun share a double-single entitled “Marbles : Mycelium” (via Earth Libraries imprint Divine Bovine), with each track accompanied by its own music video. Psychedelic Baby hosted the premiere.
HOUSTON’S UP NOW ARTIST YUNG POODA “FOREVER TIPPIN” RANKS TOP 20 ON MEDIABASE URBAN AIRPLAY CHARTS
Showing no sign of ending his ascent, Houston-based rapper, lyricist Yung Pooda continues his rise with his latest single, “Forever Tippin,” featuring DJ Chose. This week, the 2021 Artist to Watch ranks #19 on Mediabase’s Urban Radio Airplay chart and is Top 25 on Billboard’s Urban Radio charts. Signed to It’s A 10 Records, Yung Pooda is one of the few indie artists to see this in-demand standing since the track’s release earlier this summer.
THE ARMED RELEASE FIRST OFFICIAL VIDEO FROM ‘ULTRAPOP: LIVE AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE’
In anticipation of their debut feature film — ULTRAPOP: Live At The Masonic Temple — due in October, The Armed have released an excerpt performance for “Where Man Know Want,” a feature track taken from their most recent album, ULTRAPOP. Filmed in the Tudor Room on the third floor of the Temple — the setting features beautiful chandeliers, incredible woodwork and meticulous hand craftsmanship — all of which is nearly impossible to see, as seven members of The Armed converge on a light-up floor amidst dense fog and a pulsating light show. The band evokes Tin Machine or early 90’s Lou Reed via matching steel Steinberger guitars and vintage Simmons drums and the performance concludes in such hysterics that viewers will instinctively want to stand near the back of the room.
CRYSTAL SPIDERS: new album streaming on Cvlt Nation!
Acclaimed North Carolina doom rock duo CRYSTAL SPIDERS team up with Cvlt Nation to premiere their new album ‘Morieris’ in its thunderous entirety today! The album features a stellar performance from Corrosion Of Conformity’s Mike Dean on lead guitar, and will be released worldwide this Friday 1st October on Ripple Music.
Halifax’s Country Rock Band HOT MONDY Release Vagabond-Inspired “Desert Moonlight”
If you thought Halifax, NS-based country rock band Hot Mondy couldn’t pull any more aces out of their sleeve this season, you are sorely mistaken. Featuring the all-star cast of musicians you have come to know and love, the Halifax-based band’s newest single “Desert Moonlight” — available now — creates an illustrious image of vagabonds and bagmen working under the cover of darkness.
MARC E. BASSY SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE “BOWIE” – ALBUM ‘LITTLE MEN’ OUT 10.8
Directed by Mac Shoop, the video sets a solitary seen, as viewers see Bassy attempts to come to terms with a lost love. Bassy taps into his genre-bending sensibilities pairing up-tempo beats with lamenting lyrics and captivating vocals. The combination results in an undeniably groovy & pop-leaning track.
Introducing: Eli Derby Fires Up Nostalgic R&B Sounds & Moves for “Gaslight” — Debut Single
Eli Derby has already proven himself to be a powerful talent with a one-of-a-kind vision. After releasing a string of covers online, the PG County, Maryland artist releases his debut single “Gaslight” (LVRN/Interscope Records) today. Co-written and co-produced by the eighteen year old talent, “Gaslight,” hits all the groove of the early 00s R&B with Eli’s fresh take on the genre. Eli came hot and heavy with the song and video at once where he shows off his dancing prowess. Directed by Carlon Ramong (LVRN), the video encapsulates what fans can expect from Eli — relatable songwriting, catchy production and a vibe that is unmatched. A triple threat in the making, Eli Derby is soon to be on everyone’s “must watch” list.
The Lumineers share video for “Brightside,” fourth studio album ‘Brightside’ arrives on 1/14/22
The poignant video, directed by noted documentarian filmmaker Kyle Thrash, explores love and relationships through real people of different ages, ethnicity, and orientations. The band appears in the video, performing at a dance in an American Legion Hall.
Manchester’s Marconi Union share spectral new track “Blowback”, out today; ‘Signals’ LP out 11/5 on Just Music
Manchester’s Marconi Union have offered up their introspective blend of electronics and atmosphere over the course of the discography, en route to becoming one of the leading ambient and electronic-synth acts in the world. Today the trio of Richard Talbot, Jamie Crossley, and Duncan Meadows announce their upcoming album Signals, out November 5th via Just Music.
Skope // Tori Amos
Tori Amos’ new song “Speaking With Trees” is released today. It is the first track shared from her new album Ocean to Ocean due out October 29 on Decca Records.