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Foamboy are a Portland-based duo comprised of producer Wil Bakula and vocalist Katy Ohsiek. They met in Salem, OR and worked together for a number of years in the experimental musical collective Chromatic Colors. In this group, Wil and Katy collaborated with a wide variety of instrumentalists, released 2 full-length albums, and graced the stages of many outdoor festivals, bars, and basements. In the events of 2020, Wil and Katy took this time to take on a new project, and Foamboy came to be.
Weathers drop animated “American Dream” video from ‘Pillows & Therapy’ album
Today alternative pop-rock outfit Weathers have shared an animated music video for their song, “American Dream,” from their sophomore album, ‘Pillows & Therapy’, which was released August 13. This moody rock banger follows the album’s theme of destigmatizing metal health troubles. With this captivating concept, the four-piece showcase their artistic growth while also demonstrating their innate ability to write catchy, relatable anthems.
Heavy Halo Release Their Frenzied New Music Video “Control You”. Announce New Album Details
Brooklyn, NY Industrial/Rock artists Heavy Halo release their new frenzied music video “Control You”. Their self-titled debut album is set to be released on Negative Gain.
Inspired by the sweaty Brooklyn, NY warehouse underground, Heavy Halo gathered many of their friends together to express their beautiful freakiness and individuality. The video is a snapshot of the 2021 NYC DIY spirit — punks, goths, ravers, ballroom voguers, rappers, & fashion-heads all coming together in the name of chaos. Mike McKeever of Heavy Halo explains further..
Ori Kawa and The Entals release some tension on new single, “Lies”
Rising talent in Phoenix/Chicago come together for the creation of Ori Kawa & The Entals, a 4-piece band led by the eclectic Ori Kawa himself, blending rock, jazz, and funk-infused pop. Today they release single “Lies,” the first savory bite of the delectable ‘Draw 4’ EP that’s due on November 16th. An early premiere on Ghettoblaster Magazine wrote: ” ‘Lies’ explodes instantaneously from the breakers with heavy guitar riffs and Kawa’s soulful falsetto which then gets trampled by primal screams.”
Brooklyn new-wave punk band My Son the Doctor share their third single “Rubber Hands” from upcoming EP Taste Those Dreams (due next Friday, 10/8 via Paper Moon Records). Inspired by the interpolation between punk and jazz, “Rubber Hands” shines as a high energy track that will have you dancing in no time. Glide hosted the track’s premiere.
18-Year-Old Singer/Rapper Paris Bryant Lays It All Out On New Track And Video For “Ballin”
Up-and-coming New York singer/rapper Paris Bryant shares his latest single and video titled “Ballin” today via Cinematic Music Group/Geffen Records. In the vibrant video directed by Mikey D’Amico Paris flaunts another side of his success which includes a lavish party and dinner with his “cheerleaders.” As he balls up and down the court, we watch him effortlessly rap the dynamic track – he goes all out to prove he’s working towards major success. Of the song Paris shares “‘BALLIN’ is about reaching new levels and working hard to be able to celebrate your success. Some people try to BALL OUT before they WIN, meaning they want to look the part but they aren’t actually winning.”
Today, creator, producer and DJ Austin Millz delivered the release of his EP, Midas. The eclectic project features a heavy roster of collaborations which he started in 2019, from BJ The Chicago Kid to Aluna, Pell, Ori Rose, Teedra Moses, Dave B and Abhi The Nomad. The sum of these works represents a creative milestone for Millz, who purposefully A&R’ed this project himself from start to finish, crafting with intention. Interconnected lyrical content takes the listener on an optimistic love story that adds songwriting to Millz’s already teeming resume.
His songs are romantic and focus on the “what if,” that goes through a lot of people’s heads. Alan’s faith is the most important thing in his life. He’s been given more mercy and grace than he feels he deserves. He loves to lead singing in church, which has mostly been acapella. With his vast knowledge and experience with that, Alan has grown to focus on the melodies and the words of songs in his own writing.
WORM: “Murk Above The Dark Moor” Visualizer From Florida Funeral Doom Collective Now Playing; Foreverglade LP Preorders Available Through 20 Buck Spin
The highly anticipated third LP and first domestic release for the outfit, Foreverglade sees Phantom Slaughter handling vocals, guitars, synth, and bass, with additional guitar/solos by Nihilistic Manifesto, session drums by L. Dusk, and additional synth by Equimanthorn. Mixed and mastered at Sound Spa Productions by Stephen DeAcutis (Evoken, Dim Mak), Foreverglade features wild and fantastic artwork from Brad Moore (Tomb Mold, Morpheus Descends, Organic Infest), with additional art and design elements by Yuri Kahan, Nightmare Imagery, Labelskum, and Dan Fried.
Emanuel Tägil’s inspiration stretches from pop to black metal, from video game music to Jamaican dub. His lyrics are dramatic, occult, and humorous. He is, in the true sense of the word, an experimental singer/songwriter.
As an Emergency Department Administrator, Howard experiences daily, the agony of people who are held captive not only by physical wounds, but emotional and spiritual. These connections with people are what have inspired his music and his ministry.
Today, Howard is where he needs to be—an in-demand medical professional and a prolific artist with a 6-album catalog issued under his Blue August Music banner—Blue is his favorite color, and August is his birth month. On 9-21-21 he released his seventh album, A Blue August Journey.
WAR ORPHAN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “CUFFS”
Commenting on the track, vocalist David Bason states:
“Cuffs is all about believing in yourself and never giving up. There’s a confidence we all gain as years go by but sometimes we need a reminder that we’re worth the fight. This is a song you can put on anytime you’re doubting yourself. You’re worth it, got get everything you dreamed of! From your friends in War Orphan, you’re worth it.”
Today, The Colorist Orchestra and Howe Gelb (Giant Sand) ft. Pieta Brown have finally shared their brand new LP, Not On The Map, via Dangerbird Records. Alongside the release, they share live videos of each track off the release, performed Live at The AB (there is also a full performance live video on their YouTube page now).
Toronto Rocker DELYN GREY Stakes Claim to Passion & Purpose in New Single, “Set Me Free”
Continuing to break barriers and make waves within the rock and alt-pop world, Toronto’s Delyn Grey boldly stakes claim to her passions and purpose on this, her new single, “Set Me Free” — available now!
“This song is a release; it’s relief and empowerment,” she shares of the track. “It’s ‘moving forward’ and ‘getting it done.'”
BTS Favorite Johnny Stimson (200+ million streams)
Johnny has over 200 million global streams, and has received acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Vogue Korea and Vice, to name a few. His music has also been added to Spotify playlists New Music Friday, Totally Stress Free, Make Out Jams, Summer Party and more. “Material Things” is off of his forthcoming EP Butterflies, which is set to release on October 8th.
“Ain’t No Closing Me Down,” country superstar Eddie Montgomery’s debut solo 12-track album, will be available exclusively at Walmart on October 29 via Average Joes Entertainment. Available for pre-order at Walmart.com, the new album was produced by Grammy-award-winning producer Noah Gordon and award-winning producer, Shannon Houchins. “My Son,” featured on the new album and in a new American Western film, “Old Henry,” premiered on People.com today.
‘Real Life’ is the perfect Summer vibe from Madman State featuring The Silence. Produced by Madman State, the song celebrates the finer things in life – good times with the people that matter to you most, keeping your mind at ease, drinks and finding a summer love. Be sure to watch out for a visual soon to follow! An uplifting vibe sure to make you enjoy the rest of the summer with a blast!