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SELCI POKES FUN AT ENDLESS TEXT CHATS ON “TYPE AND SEND”
Calgary electro-pop singer-producer Selci is releasing the video for her single “Type and Send,” a lighthearted commentary on the endless cycle of back-and-forth text exchanges.
In the video, inspired by vintage nostalgia and directed by Calgary filmmaker Kidd Concept, the artist and her friends are shown roller skating and doing tricks while Selci distractedly texts.
Dutch Artist to Watch LUWTEN Shares New Single + Announces EP
Under the moniker LUWTEN, Dutch artist Tessa Douwstra records, writes, performs, and produces cunning pop that incites both the head and the heart. Her latest single “Nothing New,” from her upcoming EP Generations due out October 22nd through Glassnote Records.
Arichussettes And J Dolla$ Are “Knuckleheadz” On Their Latest Video
New England’s Arichussettes and J Dolla$ team up with a new video Knuckleheadz directed by Alex Fatt. This visuals are meant to show the hustler’s reality of cars, women, jewelry, and clothes by doing dumb shit. “Im no stranger to acting like a knucklehead as matter of fact everyone has been a knucklehead at some point in their life” says Arichussettes. “Trappin’ all day being posted on the block sucks. Don’t come around us trying to fake it until you make it” says J Dolla$. Check out the video now on YouTube and your preferred digital streaming provider via Warecords.
Thank You Scientist Announces Label, Flying Jangus & Shares First Track From Coming EP
Thank You Scientist has emerged from the pandemic with some big news to share. Enter Flying Jangus Records—the official record label founded by Thank You Scientist! Additionally, Plague Accommodations, the debut release from Flying Jangus Records and Thank You Scientist’s latest EP, is due out November 19th, 2021.
The band has taken influences from the blissful yet somewhat melancholy feeling present in so much of the early indie music from the early 2000s on their new track, “Beautiful Fantasy.”
The bass driven, upbeat indie pop tune uses kaleidoscope imagery to express the rush of excitement and colourful emotions that comes with a new relationship.
Problem and Snoop Dogg drop brutally honest “Dim My Light”
Compton rapper Problem teams up with his longtime collaborator and mentor Snoop Dogg to deliver yet another West Coast banger. Produced by Audio Anthem, the MC’s drop the tempo with a brutally honest message for the slackers who talk big, are too lazy to really work, and always have an excuse. Truth is, success is hard work and there’s no time for the ne’er-do-wells. It’s tough love and sage advice to set their mind straight and focus on their hustle.
About the EP, the band had this to say: “‘Side B’ is a culmination of moods and atmospheres we worked on in these endlessly unpredictable times, pushing the sonics between both intimate and grandiose perspectives. We always try to create with freedom, and ‘Side B’ is a progression of letting go and simply releasing music that feels nice to our ears no matter how it’s created. The EP plays thematically between consciousness and unconsciousness, embracing challenges and moving forward to better oneself in a time where human connection is at an all-time low. We hope that these vibrations can accompany the human spirit on the escalator to the mad world ahead and breathe some life into those emotions that have been missing in recent times”.
ALL HAIL THE YETI Announces “Within the Hollow Earth” EP + New Video for “Bury Your Memory”
The supernatural stew of sludge and superstition known as ALL HAIL THE YETI has revealed a video for the single “Bury Your Memory” from the long-awaited EP, Within the Hollow Earth, scheduled for release November 12 via Minus Head Records.
A haunting tale of loss, “Bury Your Memory” harkens back to the fan favorite “After the Great Fire” from 2012’s self-titled debut with its yearning for redemption and strength. “‘Bury Your Memory’ was one of the first songs that we completed for this EP and I immediately knew that it would be the first single,” vocalist Connor Garritty says. “It feels very much like a traditional AHTY song, reminiscent of our self-titled record.”
Sarah Osborne is a singer-songwriter from the west coast of Canada. Hailing from a musical family and holding a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, this songstress and sea queen draws inspiration from folk, blues, jazz, and the weather.
Her new single, “Autumn Sun,” is a laid back, country influenced number loosely inspired by the French traditional song, “La Jument de Michao.”
The song’s video follows two lovers who have enjoyed some end of summer romance, but one must return to their home out east, while the other must continue to work on their dreams of the artist’s life, not yet ready to settle down.
The coming of fall is welcome but it does warn us that winter is around the corner. And with that comes the hungry howl of animals in the night, including the dark nights inside of ourselves.
CARTER ACE DROPS NEW EP THE ONE AND LONELY TODAY
These five tracks illuminate every facet of the slick, sly, and smooth genre disruptor. “Just Like Money” dips in and out of boisterous horns as he flexes his dynamic vocal range. Elsewhere, soft harmonies glide over “Me Sometimes,” while bass pulsates like a heartbeat. “He’s Alive” teems with intense energy. Its manic rhymes bleed into gruff and guttural ad-libs and a punkified hook.
Asher Roth Looks Back On His Unique Path with Satisfaction on “All Add Up”
On a superstar trajectory before retreating within himself and going his own way, Asher Roth knows that success is about more than what meets the eye. Reflecting fondly upon his winding career, Asher shares “All Add Up,” a soulful new single. Rhyming atop a hummable bassline, liquid electric keys, and soothing chirps of organ, Asher calmly recounts the whirlwind of his 20’s, brushing aside the surface-level accolades and instead choosing to cherish his memories of experiences that very few get to enjoy, from stage diving in Norway with Mac Miller, to rapping with Mos Def in Las Vegas, to gracing the cover of the XXL Freshman issue.
Noir Disco (ffo The Lemon Twigs, Foxygen) | Share New Single / Album out Dec 3
Chicago sibling duo, Noir Disco are today sharing their new single, “21st Century Hipster Man” – the new single comes off the back of “Television” which found tips at Brooklyn Vegan arriving as the latest from their debut album, NOW! 2073 which is out via Terrible Records (The Voidz, Hubert Lenoir) on December 3, 2021.
Chart-topping two-time Grammy©-nominated Skip Marley – whose live show dates take him to Austin City Limits tonight and next Friday – sets the scene for his next long-play project with the sizzling new track, “Vibe” featuring Jamaican reggae artist Popcaan. “Vibe,” produced by Rykeyz who also produced “Slow Down,” is sure to activate every listener’s highest vibrations with its fun, feel-good dance riddim. The track is available today via Tuff Gong/Island Records. Skip is currently in the studio gearing up to release more music.
GROUND-BREAKING SONGWRITER AND VIRTUOSO KEYBOARD PLAYER BIGYUKI RELEASES NEW SINGLE + VISUALS FOR “OH”
BIGYUKI is known for his blends of jazz, soul, hip-hop and electronica to create a sound that’s wholly his own. BIGYUKI is highly sought-after as a performer and collaborator by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Kamasi Washington and Lauryn Hill. “I made my name as a session player in New York, where I was known for keeping my feet in every genre that I love,” he explains “My own music is like a collage made of sounds I love. I want my music to move you emotionally and physically.”
Shunaji – London via Rome alt hip-hop/soulful jazz-funk new track and video ‘Black Girl Blues’ out today
The track is Shunaji’s latest catchy offering from an upcoming EP and sees her rapping in both English and Italian while making witty references to films, artists and video games, all of which are framed within a broadcast from her ‘Black Girl Blues’ channel. It’s a vibrant and fun track which effortlessly blends Shunaji’s melting pot of sounds.
Gustaf Release Debut LP Audio Drag For Ego Slobs / Share “Cruel” video
Today, Brooklyn art punks Gustaf have released their highly anticipated debut album, Audio Drag For Ego Slobs via Royal Mountain Records. Following love from the likes of NPR, DIY, NME, Paste, BrooklynVegan and more for their past singles “Best Behavior”, “Book” and “The Motions”, the band are sharing a final video for album standout “Cruel” ahead of their supporting run with IDLES throughout the US.
JD SIMO RELEASES PSYCHEDELIC NEW SINGLE “THAT’S WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE DOWN”
The song exclusively premiered with American Blues Scene who lauded the track, “‘That’s When You Know You’re Down” is a guitar-driven, blues-based psychedelic rocker that echoes the avant-garde sound of early Captain Beefheart — affording the listener imaginative thrills.”
GUSTAF share video for “Cruel” | Debut album “Audio Drag For Ego Slobs” out now on Royal Mountain Records
Today, Brooklyn art punks Gustaf have released their highly anticipated debut album, Audio Drag For Ego Slobs via Royal Mountain Records. Following singles “Best Behavior”, “Book” and “The Motions”, the band are sharing a final video for album standout “Cruel” ahead of their supporting run with IDLES throughout the US.
Rock Duo, THE SPIDER ACCOMPLICE, Releases New Single “Clinging to Your Skin” + Official Music Video
Los Angeles rock duo, THE SPIDER ACCOMPLICE, released their new single “Clinging to Your Skin” today via DI Records. The single was written by VK Lynne & Arno Nurmisto, mixed by Colin McGeoch at Matte Black Audio and mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering.
On the heels of their triumphant return to the stage at a hometown DC show and Furnace Fest performance last week, Darkest Hour have finally gotten their official Bandcamp page launched, which features several never-before-available online releases. Their 2020 Patreon exclusive Live In Lockdown, 2015’s Undoing Ruin: Live at the Black Cat, their covers collection (feat. Judas Priest, Minor Threat, Black Flag + more covers), and Darkest Hour’s Washington Capitols Fight Song Collection are just a few small pieces of what’s available on Darkest Hour’s Bandcamp.
South Korean Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, and Record Producer, B.I, has teamed up with Indonesian Artist, Afgan, and Manchester-based Electronic Artist, Bipolar Sunshine. Out today via IOK and Transparent Arts, B.I x Bipolar Sunshine x Afgan – Lost At Sea (Illa Illa 2) is a fusion of cultures from all across the globe; effortlessly putting together their talents into one track. The release of this remix arrives one day ahead of B.I.’s highly anticipated return to live performing.
Today, Constant Follower finally share their debut record Neither is, nor ever was (via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings). Today also sees the release of the record’s final single, “What’s Left To Say,” alongside a stunning music video, directed by George Farrow-Hawkins and premiered via Under the Radar.
Jeremy Pinnell Makes Earnestness Fun Again On New LP Goodbye L.A.
Two critically acclaimed albums deep, songwriter and veteran road warrior Jeremy Pinnell possesses an uncanny ability to lead his loyal listeners through the joys and sorrows of being human—admittedly with the scales leaning quite a bit toward the sorrow bits. When it came time to make his new record, Pinnell decided to change things up a bit. The collective sound of Goodbye L.A.—Pinnell’s brand new full-length record, out today via SofaBurn Records—isn’t so much polished-up as it is intentionally steered to fit Pinnell’s goal of making a fun record. “[Production-wise] I wanted like 80s Waylon, ZZ Top. My idea was that I wanted to write a record that made people happy,” he says. “I want people to dance and have fun and love each other.” A big part of getting the desired result was bringing in Jonathan Tyler to produce Goodbye L.A., the result hitting the desired mark dead-center.