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Don’t miss the new video for cumgirl8’s “Pluck Me” off their upcoming EP, RIPcumgirl8, that’s out October 22nd on DERO Arcade.
Something seismic shifted when bassist Lida Fox, guitarist Veronika Vilim, and drummer Chase joined forces, and their rehearsals quickly morphed into an expansive creative cosmos. Thrilled by the limitless possibilities fostered by the internet-as-metaphor, they named their punk-adventurist trio cumgirl8. Vilim explains the project’s world-built backstory matter-of-factly: “cumgirl8 is a universe through the computer. It’s a happy place that takes you away from reality, and brings you to one that is colorful, accepting and beautiful!” Evocative of AIM handles of yore, the moniker is a simultaneous wink to the freedom granted by online anonymity, and a cheer for the sex-positive, sex worker-supportive possibilities of the web at its most utopian. With tight layers of boundary-obliterating guitars, time-bending rhythms, and daring explorations in storytelling, cumgirl8 continues to vividly reinvent itself in myriad mediums, always with a focus on community, expression and growth.
Nightshifts & The Game // New Single
Nightshifts is the recording project of Toronto based songwriter Andrew Oliver. He works his magic across vintage synths, groovy guitars and drum machines during late-night recording sessions to create soulful and cosmic pop tunes. Nightshifts delivers slow-building progressions of phased synthesizers and delay-coated guitars to create powerful atmospheres that feel close-at-home. The project is both exciting and complex with a fast-growing reputation for kaleidoscopic production and soulful songwriting. His music carries an underlying theme of imbalance and the challenge to stay present, with the musician confiding, “I very often get caught up thinking about past situations, and looking towards future ones. I write a lot about this imbalance. And ironically, the times I feel most in the moment are when I’m working on music.” Aiming to create music to teleport you to paradise, even if it’s just for three minutes, Nightshifts creates a space to both boogie and feel introspective, whilst learning and feeling something new with each and every turn.
Brand new single from Aussie indie-rock band PLANET
Produced and mixed by the band and Adrian Bushby (Muse, Foo Fighters), “Ship Won’t Change” is laced with shimmering acoustic strums, buzzing lead lines and a swinging beat for a summer rock indie ballad – a shining example of the band’s signature alt-pop sound, while also striving to be something much larger than the sum of its parts.
Taraka (ex-Prince Rama) re-envisions the amazing true story of a 17 year-old pilot who survived a plane crash in new music video
Today Taraka (ex-Prince Rama) shares a new song and video for “Deep Hollow.” The back story here takes a minute to explain, so here’s Taraka’s own story on how the video came to be:
“One day Matthew and I were going on a leisurely drive in the countryside and suddenly spotted this downed plane in the middle of a field. I wasn’t sure if it had just crashed, or if it had been there for some time. From the looks of it, it appeared as though it had just dropped out of the sky.
THE SOUL REBELS are honored to announce their upcoming opening performance at the Women’s March’s Rally For Abortion Justice on Saturday, October 2nd at 11:00AM ET in Washington, DC. Women’s March protesters will gather in support of reproductive rights at more than 500 marches in all 50 states, with the flagship march in Washington, DC with The Soul Rebels opening with a special performance.
CHLOE MORIONDO SHARES STAR-STUDDED “FAVORITE BAND” MUSIC VIDEO
Last month, Moriondo revealed the official video for “What If It Doesn’t End Well” and shared new single and video for “not okay (feat. Mazie),” which received praise from FLOOD Magazine, Ones To Watch and UPROXX, who lauded the track’s “danceable energy.” In May, Moriondo shared her critically acclaimed major-label debut album Blood Bunny, which is available now on all streaming platforms via Public Consumption Recording Co./Fueled By Ramen. The release was accompanied by an official video for track “Bodybag,” which The FADER named as one of the “20 Best Rock Songs Right Now.” Following the release, Moriondo made her television debut performing “Bodybag” on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, and appeared soon after on The Late Late Show With James Corden, where she played a dynamic rendition of “I Want To Be With You.”
ABISHA Recruits All-Female Artists For “If You Were Mine” Remix – First Remix By DJ Paulette Out Now
ABISHA is stepping up to make a difference, continuing to use her platform to launch an all-female remix package of her recent summer single ‘If You Were Mine’.
Graced with the lauded studio capabilities of British House legend DJ Paulette, Brooklyn-based rising star Talia Goddess and Liverpool’s ESSEL, the remix collection puts these exceptional talents into the spotlight on merit. A trio of diverse, yet equally dance-floor-ready renditions, this release is sure to take the scene by storm in fourfold.
Heavy Metal Paragons WOLFTOOTH to Release Third Full-Length Album, “Blood & Iron”, via Napalm Records
Richmond, Indiana’s WOLFTOOTH launched onto the scene in 2017, swiftly grabbing the attention of fans, tastemakers and industry alike. Now, building upon the subterranean success of their lauded previous albums (2018’s Wolftooth and 2020’s Valhalla), the band unveils their colossal full-length Napalm Records debut, Blood & Iron, out December 3, 2021.
2nd Generation Wu’s iNTeLL Releases Chapelle’s Show-Inspired “Entertainment” Video
After the release of Computers For The Hood, his new collaboration album with producer DLP, iNTeLL (mastermind behind 2ND GENERATION WU, son of Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God, and carrier of the legendary hip hop collective’s creative torch) is back with his latest visual masterpiece: a music video for “Entertainment.” The song, featuring TeamBack Pack champion Denzil Porter, inspired iNTeLL to show us his take on the question “What exactly is entertainment?
Joshua Crumbly Releases New Single + Video “THREE”
Joshua is genre-blurring artist and sought after bassist who’s recorded and toured with artists like Kamasi Washington, Leon Bridges, Terence Blanchard, and Bob Dylan, performing in Dylan’s 2021 concert film Shadow Kingdom. Crumbly’s 2020 debut album Rise was met with praise from Hypebeast, Indieshuffle, Jazziz, WBGO, Earmilk, No Treble, Exclaim!, Glide, Ones to Watch, and The FADER, who said Rise featured “explosions of synths mixed with a driving drum pattern that has the dusty texture of a jazz lounge.” Though centred around the bass guitar, ForEver uses additional instrumentation with subtlety and grace.
Times Are Tough is a song about maybe not having a ton of money, or cars, or a big mansion; but none the less enjoying life to the fullest because, in reality, you have everything you need. A vintage southern rock sound embodied with catchy lyrics and modern melodies “Times Are Tough” embodies the simple pleasures in life.
AC/DC TAKE YOU “THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME”
The video is a rock and roll museum tour through an exhibition of the band’s incredible history. Based on a concept by Angus Young, Director Najeeb Tarazi and creative director Josh Cheuse used footage shot by Clemens Habicht of each of the 5 band members in 5 separate shoots around the world. They then enlisted Mathematic, a Paris based visual effects studio, to combine all the elements so the band could take the stage together to perform the fan favorite from POWER UP, almost one year to the day that the highly-anticipated album was announced.
Atlanta’s Yung Mal melodically bares his soul in new single “One Night”
Atlanta’s Yung Mal is known for his nimble flexes, but he’s equally capable of tugging at the heartstrings. Yung Mal’s “One Night” that just dropped is one of those latter tracks, and it makes me bump my head even as I empathize with the somber emotions behind Mal’s lyrics. Backed by low-hitting 808’s and a piano key beat, Yung Mal’s raspy melodic voice floats perfectly on top of it all; spitting lyrics taken straight from his heart like, “I love my son, he’s just getting older, I’d go to hell and back for my daughter” and recounting, “So many nights my momma cried.”
Field Music share “Endlessly” from Another Shot EP
Ahead of their headline UK tour, Field Music share new single “Endlessly”, taken from the duo’s Another Shot EP, which will be released on 15 October via Memphis Industries. Another Shot EP is the band’s first new music since their critically acclaimed album Flat White Moon, which was released earlier this year.
Check Out KINGS OF QUARANTINE cover of HELMET / HOUSE OF PAIN’S “Just Another Victim”
Slaves on Dope’s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine, along with Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, are back with their project The Kings of Quarantine, this time with a powerful rendition of Helmet / House of Pain’s “Just Another Victim.” The new video features Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch), Tony Palermo (Papa Roach), Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy), Bret “Epic” Mazur (Crazy Town), Lou Koller (Sick of it All), Slaine (La Coka Nostra), DJ Lord (Public Enemy), and newcomer hip-hop artist RhymeStyleTroop!
Ben Abraham Releases “I Am Here” | Featured in Tonight’s S18 Premiere of Grey’s Anatomy
Of the track, Ben shares: “I Am Here” is a celebration of being alive. Each verse charts the evolution of things we ask for from the day we are born to the day we die. It’s unique on the album in that it’s not dealing with personal experiences so much as it is a treatise on existence. One of the early songs written for the record, the bridge ‘let me be angry and wrong in my youth, let me find fire in searching for truth’ became a manifesto for the album.
CRAWLING CHAOS: Italian death metallers premiere “Block And A Bloody Knife” lyric video
The song comes off the band’s new album “XLIX”, now available via Time To Kill Records.
“XLIX”, a concept album loosely based on “The Prince”, the renown book written by Niccolò Machiavelli in the XVI century, was mixed and produced by renown Italian producer Simone Mularoni.
American Hard Rock Band ARTIFAS Releases Official Music Video for Single “LEAVE ME FOR DEAD”
Hard rock band ARTIFAS released the official music video for their new single “LEAVE ME FOR DEAD”! The single is from their forthcoming album titled Reflections due out November 19, 2021.
“Leave Me For Dead is a song about abandonment and the struggle to overcome the emotions associated with it. We’ve all had that person in our lives that we trusted, just to find out that they would leave us for dead when things got tough. This song is about just being in disbelief over something like that and the internal battle that follows when you’re left in doubt…” says the band.
FVZ’s upbeat new single, “Roller Coaster,” features Raechell Tamaryn and was inspired by a sexual journey she embarked upon following a breakup. Women are often told not to discuss their need for sex, rather just to focus on pleasing the man. “Roller Coaster” is purely about female sexual empowerment.