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SAM AUSTINS FEELS HIMSELF “DRIFTING AWAY”
Another stop on the HOMELESS STAR journey, Sam Austins arrives today with “DRIFTING AWAY.” The track seamlessly nestles into Austins’ world – a world inspired by the fusion of energies from nineties alternative with the R&B melodies of Frank Ocean, the aspirational aesthetics of high fashion with the authentic storytelling of Detroit culture. It comes quickly after “JOY FOR YOUTH,” a sonic time capsule that nostalgically captures the rebellion, bravery and bliss of adolescence alongside Sir Chloe. Due in October via Atlantic Records, Austins’ debut project HOMELESS STAR is a genre-defying coming-of-age album telling the story of a young man finding his place in a world he’s never fit.
Molly Hanmer & The Midnight Tokers gear up to deliver their hotly anticipated sophomore full-length effort Get Loose out now. The new album follows Hanmer’s acclaimed 2018 debut ‘Stuck in Daydream.’ Delivered three years later, Get Loose is a re-discovery of Molly’s sonic power, and this time, stakes a claim to the ripping guitar lines of rock n’ roll and blues. Get Loose marks a complete metamorphosis from Molly’s Americana and psychedelic origins, to her new no-holes-barred sound, underpinned by her hunger to create music that incites real emotion, an all important endeavor in the wake of the pandemic, and the social upheaval experience over the last two years.
Doodie Lo aka “Mr. Kankakee” Lets Out Aggression in “Nowhere” Video
Specializing in hard-nosed rhymes delivered with a pleasant rasp, Doodie Lo is a good bet to be the next tough-talking midwest rapper to hit it big. Proving that he’s not one to be messed with, the Only The Family rapper shares “Nowhere,” his new video. Running roughshod over a beat from ATL Jacob, Doodie Lo takes aim at all steppers, warning Instagram haters that they better not take their crazy talk outside: “N***** only gangsters when they get on live/When we get your lo’-lo’, boy, you gon’ die.” In the video, Doodie Lo collects his OTF brethren, mobbing in numbers and gleefully ignoring the “no loitering” signs in front of the neighborhood stores. “Nowhere” is a highlight track from Big Doodie Lo, the artist’s debut full-length, and follows the video for his hometown anthem “Mr. Kankakee.”
Wallows return with “I Don’t Want to Talk”
Wallows have also announced the first part of their 2022 Tell Me That It’s Over tour which begins in North America on April 1, 2022 in Seattle, WA (see full list of dates below). Tickets and limited VIP packages go on sale Friday, October 8th at 10am local time. Fans who sign up for Wallows newsletter will have first access to tickets and VIP packages via a special pre-sale starting Tuesday, October 5th at 10am local time and running through Thursday, October 7th at 10pm local time (while supplies last).
ARCHSPIRE Premieres Explosive Music Video for New Song, “Drone Corpse Aviator”
ARCHSPIRE comments: “CODE BLUE! CODE BLUE! We hope you have good insurance! The video for Archspire’s newest single ‘Drone Corpse Aviator’ is basically one big malpractice suite, and these death metal guinea pigs are treated with ZERO bedside manner! The doctor is in, and he doesn’t have any anesthetics (or ear protection,) so watch with caution! Post operative mortality is 100%, and all liability waivers have been signed – this is our most face melting track ever! CLEAN UP IN OPERATING ROOM 7!”
James Taylor Meets Bon Iver – Tiny Aquatic Dancer New Visuals
Seth Glier’s new album The Coronation is an invitation to forge a new, more beautiful world out of the current chaos. “For most of my adult life, I’ve held the belief that humanity is right around the corner from something transformative,” Seth explains. “If we could only see that our separateness is an illusion, then a future of global cooperation and interdependence would be undeniable. As the coronavirus locked down the world, I watched this long-held belief inside of me becoming a reality right before my eyes. The dolphins returned to the Venice canals, and millions of children saw the stars for the first time. I wanted this album to feel like a roadmap towards reunion in a reconnected and repairing world.”
FUNERAL CHANT: Oakland Black/Death Outfit To Release Dawn Of Annihilation Full-Length Via Carbonized Records November 1st; “Lucifuge Domain” Now Streaming
FUNERAL CHANT was forged in 2014 with the aim of writing chaotic and horrifying death metal by combining the traditions of early black, death, and thrash metal with the wild and innovative spirit that dominated the early days of traditional heavy metal. Influenced by the likes of Necrovore, Darkthrone, and Morbid Angel, the project is fueled by a preoccupation with the many forces and concepts of death, darkness, and evil.
MAHALIA AND AJ TRACEY JOIN FORCES ON NEW SINGLE ‘ROADSIDE’
Following on from ‘Whenever You’re Ready’, Mahalia’s sizzling release earlier this year, ‘Roadside’ is another head-bop-inducing track produced by British duo The Elements. Premiered by The FADER, the luminous accompanying video sees Mahalia and AJ Tracey running a burger van, teaching the heartbreakers a lesson, and leaving them on the ‘roadside’.
DJ Gutta Butta, Slimmy B and BandGang Lonnie Bands Further the Bay Area-Detroit Connection on “No Passes”
Two of the most vibrant scenes in rap today, Detroit and the Bay Area have always shared an underdog’s mentality, a hustler’s heart, and love for hyperactive instrumentals. Furthering the ages old connection between the two regions–one that once sparked E-40 to call Detroit and the Bay “cousins”– Vallejo’s DJ Gutta Butta and Slimmy B share the video for “No Passes,” featuring 6 Mile’s BandGang Lonnie Bands. Blessed with an off-kilter piano instrumental that melds the sounds of the D and the Bay, complementing energetic piano arpeggios with sonorous steel drums, “No Passes” is a no-hook flex fest, both emcees applying their signature styles as they discuss their VIP status in the streets: “Damn, 300 bands feel good, don’t it?” asks Slimmy, while Lonnie brags about being “independent with 100 million streams.” In the video, both rappers and DJ Gutta Butta connect in the cut, as they roast blunts and count cash in a neighborhood body shop. “No Passes” is the latest video from All Net, the new collaborative EP by DJ Gutta Butta and Slimmy B.
THE SHAPE Release Official Music Video For “Party for the End of the World”
Connecticut-based hard rock and metal band The Shape release official music video for “Party for the End of the World”, off their upcoming album The Age of Doom and Fear. The theme is a Vampire party where The Shape are Vampires sucking the blood from guests at the “Party for the End of the World”!
KANE BROWN AND H.E.R. RELEASE “BLESSED & FREE” TRACK AND MUSIC VIDEO
ACM, CMT Music Award and five-time American Music Award winner Kane Brown and Academy Award and four-time Grammy Award winner H.E.R. announced today the release of “Blessed & Free,” their new track and music video. “Blessed & Free” was written by Brown, H.E.R., Ilsey Juber, Denzel Michael-Akil Baptiste, David Biral and Russell James Chell, Jr. Produced by Take A Daytrip and co-produced by Russ Chell, the song is available now at all music digital service providers and everywhere music is sold.
French alternative-rock four-piece TRANK unveil 3D official music video of the single “In Troubled Times (Remixed)”
About one year after the limited but successful release of its debut album, French alternative-rock four-piece TRANK announce the upcoming reissue of ‘The Ropes’, to be re-released worldwide on November as a 2xCD/Digital Deluxe edition.
New LANTLOS release video single ‘LOWBREATHHIFEELLOWLIFEHIHOPES’
German alternative metal project LANTLOS have released a flickering, psycho-tripping video clip for the track ‘LOWBREATHHIFEELLOWLIFEHIHOPES’, which is taken from the “Glitchking” CD that is included in the special edition of their current full-length “Wildhund” (“Wild Dog”). Cover art, tracklist, and further details of “Wildhund” can be viewed below.
The origination of Electric Blue Yonder is in the harmonies of Beth Hataway and Johnny Veres. The two Montgomery Alabama natives met during the summer of 2010. Beth was headed out of her home town, and Johnny had returned to make a difference. He embarked on a quest to show her the heart & soul of the city before she left, and they quickly became friends along the way. Only three weeks before her departure, Johnny realized he loved her so he told her, and they kept in touch even though it felt like they were galaxies away. The distance in their early relationship sparked their interest in travel and living life in an experiential way. They were married in 2015, and together they work to make the world around them just a little bit better, cultivating an arts and music scene in their hometown while still honing their own crafts.
Flight Facilities Announce Sophomore LP Out Nov 12, Release “Forever ft. Broods”
Today, producer duo and live electronic act Flight Facilities announced the release date for their long awaited sophomore album Forever, arriving November 12 on Future Classic and Glassnote Records. Flight Facilities announce the forthcoming album alongside the release of their aptly named title track ‘Forever’ featuring indie-pop sibling duo Broods.
G-Eazy Drops “Everything is Everything” Music Video ft. Goody Grace
These Things Happen Too has garnered both fan and critical acclaim since its release last week, with REVOLT proclaiming, “the multi-faceted artist’s new album showcases his diverse and eclectic body of work, paying homage to current classics as well as fan-favorite tracks.”
CLOCKWISE ON FIRE Releases New Single “What Will You Forget” Featuring Anthony Green of Circa Survive
“I was going through my backlog of ideas and remembered that this tune from a few years back gave me a kind of evil clowns from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure vibe, so I sent it over to Tim,” shares co-founder Brian Lynch. “He was feeling it and immediately added drums and percussion. We then developed it a bit further and Tim said he could see Anthony on the track. We sent it over to him and not much longer, he sent it back with the killer vocals you hear on there today.”
BLEACH EVERYTHING Double-Premieres New Videos For “Bound/Cured” Flexi Tracks Through Decibel And Rue Morgue Magazines
BLEACH EVERYTHING presents a horror double-feature, simultaneously premiering two videos, created for the tracks found on their “Bound/Cured” X-Ray flexi disc single, released through Dark Operative earlier this year. The premiere for the “Bound” video is hosted by Decibel Magazine, while Rue Morgue Magazine is hosting the “Cured” video.
1000 BONE CYLINDER EXPLOSION Stream Bind In Full
1000 BONE CYLINDER EXPLOSION, the solo project of Peter Hraur of LÖR, is now streaming the entirety of his debut album Bind which will be released tomorrow. The album has premiered at multiple locations worldwide.
KIRA (ex-Black Flag/dos) presents her “haunting” new video for “The Ghosts”
The release of Kira’s first single “The Ghosts” on September 15th was greeted with plaudits from across the rock spectrum. Taken from her upcoming self-titled debut album (released date: October 19, 2021 via Kitten Robot), the track’s accompanying video was premiered by Brooklyn Vegan who reports the video “finds Kira playing it alone in an eerie, candle-lit room (with matching blue hair and bass). Her bass playing is as knotty as it is on those later Black Flag albums, but her singing has a haunting, ethereal dream pop vibe, and it’s great to hear this side of her.”