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The new album from epic folk metal outfit SIREN’S RAIN is streaming now at Metal Underground, GBHBL and Big Music Geek.
The band comments:
“Siren’s Rain is excited to announce the release of our first full-length album, Rise Forth. This work revisits the harp and mandolin and introduces the nyckelharpa to the band’s instrumentation. This album delves into the themes of abandonment, betrayal, hope, despair and resilience. Heavier, faster and galloping, this work showcases the band’s musical growth and exploration of the barriers of aggression.”
Nashville-based guitarist, producer, and singer Riley Owens has just released his latest track, “Camino.” What began as a casual improvisation turned into a lyrically rich and guitar-guided track about the abrupt end of a relationship. Catchy grooves paired with buoyant melodies make this song an infectious hit.
BELUSHI SPEED BALL Release New Video
BELUSHI SPEED BALL have released a video for their track “We’re Not Thrashers, We’re Hipster Posers”. The song is from Stella 1 and Stella 2 which was released in January.
The band commented “Gatekeeping invariably exists within every music scene, and the less a band fits the scene’s unspoken criteria, the more closed doors it encounters. The music video then pokes fun at what it often takes to open a door – at a choice that many bands make to achieve some perceived level of success. Specifically, Belushi Speed Ball endures a pact that sacrifices their identity in exchange for an ambiguous promise of popularity, a deal that is not made with the Devil, but rather with a collective of homogenized copycats.”
Bambara (Wharf Cat) announce mini LP Love On My Mind/Share “Mythic Love” (feat. Bria of Orville Peck’s band/Frigs)
If the start of the breakthrough for Bambara was the radically reimagined sound of 2018’s Shadow On Everything (dubbed by NPR a “western gothic opus”), then the moment it truly arrived was on the cinematically riotous noir-punk of 2020’s Stray. In the UK, buoyed by the enthusiasm of 6Music DJ Steve Lamacq (who called the band, “one of his favourite discoveries of the year”), the band rose sharply, immediately selling out shows across the country. Meanwhile, back in their native US, KEXP’s John Richards echoed the same sentiment. Things were set. In fact, tickets had just gone on sale for their biggest show to date, a 1500 cap headliner at London’s Electric Ballroom.
INFECTED RAIN Announces Fifth Full-Length Album “Ecdysis” + Reveals Music Video for New Single “Postmortem Pt. 1”
Moldovan progressive modern metal unit INFECTED RAIN have become one of the most exciting new acts in the heavy music world, with charismatic, multi-talented frontwoman Lena Scissorhands emerging as one of the fastest-rising leading ladies of the genre. Now, the band arises from the dark depths once again – freshly off their very first tour of the USA with Butcher Babies and Stitched Up Heart – to reveal the next chapter of their metamorphosis. The band will release their otherworldly fifth album, Ecdysis, on January 7, 2022 via Napalm Records!
Smile X Robyn “Call My Name” Single out Today! New Smile LP out 11/19!
Smile – the pet project of Björn Yttling (Peter Bjorn and John) and Joakim Åhlund (Teddybears, Caesars) – is thrilled to release lead single “Call My Name” featuring Swedish pop icon Robyn today. The song is the fifth to drop ahead of Smile’s new full-length studio album Phantom Island which is due out November 19th via Chimp Limbs/INGRID.
“I love singing ‘Call My Name’ and it was a true pleasure to record it and rave around in this beautiful song together with Joakim and Björn.” – Robyn
TROYE SIVAN UNVEILS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “ANGEL BABY”
Since its release in September by Capitol Records, “Angel Baby” has amassed over 31 million combined global streams. Rolling Stone praised the “romantic ode.” NME hailed it as “a soaring, slow-burning ballad that sees Sivan crooning above a lush bed of cinematic synths.” The Honey POP observed, “It’s unapologetically romantic, with a hint of top-tier nostalgic, retro cinematic 90s synth glory…’Angel Baby’ is already giving us Blue Neighbourhood 2.0 vibes.”
FPA—the multifaceted artist Frances Priya Anczarski—today released “Princess Wiko,” the devastating title track of her new album out November 5th, 2021, via 37d03d. “This song is the middle of a journey for our Princess. Here we see her grieving over the memory of a past love and foolishly placing her own worth into the hands of someone who has forgotten her,” explains FPA. “She’s singing ‘I want you for eternity, don’t care if you’re not meant for me; I’ll never say your name in peace, will it keep on haunting me?’ It’s a feeling of eternal desperation…one of rejection, of course, and helplessness. Awaiting validation from an external source is always suffering; especially from a man, in a man’s world.”
New York’s Bambara announce new mini-LP “Love Is On My Mind” | Out February 25th on Wharf Cat Records | UK + EU headline dates announced for 2022
If the start of the breakthrough for Bambara was the radically reimagined sound of 2018’s Shadow On Everything (dubbed by NPR a “western gothic opus”), then the moment it truly arrived was on the cinematically riotous noir-punk of 2020’s Stray. In the UK, buoyed by the enthusiasm of DJ Steve Lamacq (who called the band, “one of his favourite discoveries of the year”), the band rose sharply, with significant press support and an A-listing at Lamacq’s 6Music, immediately selling out shows across the country.
MOTHER IRON HORSE: new single “Under The Blood Moon” streaming!
Salem, Massachusetts sludge rock cultists MOTHER IRON HORSE share the massive and ferocious title track taken from their new studio album ‘Under The Blood Moon’, to be released November 5th on Ripple Music as part of their Blasko-curated series.
“These Salem based riff-aficionados take good ol’ stoner metal and splice with vocals that are way heavier than they have any right to be, creating a sort of uranium-infused take on Clutch that should worm its way right into your heart and have it way with it.” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
Earth, Wind & Fire Debut “You Want My Love” Music Video Featuring Singer-Songwriter Lucky Daye
Today, nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winning icons and one of the best-selling artists of all time Earth, Wind & Fire unveil the accompanying music video for their recently released single “You Want My Love,” a reimagined version of their chart-topping 1975 hit “Can’t Hide Love” with 4-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Lucky Daye and 12-time GRAMMY® Award winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds as producer alongside Demonte Posey (Toni Braxton, Tori Kelly, Jesse J) –
THe LYONZ release monster 16 track debut album ‘Change In Colour’
The album features ten tracks THe LYONZ have dropped via five EPs in 2021, including the infectious cosmic-rap whirlwinds ‘Birds Eye View’ and ‘Push That Way’.
TIWA SAVAGE RELEASES STUNNING VIDEO FOR “SOMEBODY’S SON” FT. BRANDY
The collaboration with Brandy which Tiwa describes “full-circle moment with her all time idol” is an honest and emotional mid-tempo record where the two form the perfect vocal team. The universal yearning for companionship (“Somebody son go love me one day”) carries on the hook. “It’s a message of hope” Tiwa adds.
Jim Lindberg Announces ‘Songs From The Elkhorn Trail’ + Shares New Track
Most known for his role as songwriter and lead singer of punk rock band Pennywise, Jim Lindberg has been making inspiring, shout-along skate punk anthems since the 1990s. Musically, he’s influenced by an array of genres from early Hermosa Beach melodic hardcore to the PMA influenced sounds of Minor Threat, 7 Seconds, and Dag Nasty. Lyrically, Jim has often taken inspiration from transcendental philosophers to produce not only heartfelt songs about self-reliance and individualism but also scathing indictments of political hypocrisy and corruption.
Bishi drops stunning video for ‘Language Is An Ocean’ ahead of album release
Part- inspired by groundbreaking essay collection, ‘The Good Immigrant’ and Tagore’s Nobel winning poem exploring borderless identity, the album features revolutionary use of her trademark electric sitar and four octave vocal range. Originally commissioned by National Sawdust, in Brooklyn, it’s co-produced by Bishi and Jeff Cook. The album features sampled interviews from Nikesh Shukla, Salena Godden and Darren Chetty. The album’s themes focus on dual-identities, anti-racism and a call to find empathy in a divided world.
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Out Today: The Black Seeds Share New Single “Let The Sunshine Through”
For over 25 years, The Black Seeds, from the windy hills of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa (Wellington, New Zealand), have skillfully blended the deep grooves of reggae, funk, afrobeat and dub into South Pacific soul, an undeniably infectious mix that has embedded itself in Aotearoa’s collective consciousness. Today, the eight-piece band releases their second single off their forthcoming 7th studio album (due out next year on Easy Star Records).
Premiering today via CBC Music, the self-directed clip leans into Keeper E.’s hazy, surrealist approach following the songwriter/producer to a re-imagined 14th birthday party. High tea, smash cake, and a piñata filled with raw eggs set the scene for the dreamy, atmospheric synth-driven track that encapsulates the frustration of experiencing your own body holding you back from doing what you want.
THE MARÍAS RELEASE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “UN MILLÓN”
Early Eyes Share “Halloween ’18”
Just in time for spooky season, Minneapolis band Early Eyes have released “Halloween ’18,” from their forthcoming debut album Look Alive! on February 25 via Epitaph Records. The track is the perfect indie-pop dance track to get down with your fellow ghouls on Halloween night.
Moneybagg Yo Unveils Long-Awaited Music Video with Jhené Aiko on “One Of Dem Nights”
Continuing an unbreakable hot streak since the top of 2021, the acclaimed Memphis hip-hop artist also captured No. 1 at Urban Radio with his latest smash “Wockesha,” which also earned platinum certification from the RIAA. Most recently, he delivered a remix of the single with features from Lil Wayne and Ashanti that received praise from ET, Complex, Revolt, and more.