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Near Tears shares debut EP ‘Get with the Program’ – premiering now with Atwood Magazine
On her debut EP Get with the Program Near Tears shares, “This is a really nostalgic-sounding EP about modern anxieties. And the title track is probably one of the most depressing songs I’ve written – I mean, in it I legitimately say I don’t wanna grow old in this world anymore! But at the end of the day I am choosing to grow old in this world (as much as it’s within my control to do, anyway) and in the meantime I’m using music to deal with the stickier feelings that arise from making that choice.”
On Out of the Sky Salt Creek shares, “This record is about being yourself, talking to someone when you aren’t feeling too hot, and knowing that shit gets better on the other side of things. A lot has happened in the last year or two, everyone is going through something or another right now, hopefully this album is a reminder that they’re not alone in feeling that way, and there is more out there beyond that feeling.”
The Manic Boys and Girls Club are In Session: Toronto Rockers Release “Blacked Out”
Wait, is that a screeching halt to the sonic vibe of 2021? Or have we just “Blacked Out”? Maybe it’s a bit of both, or at least seems that way when you blare the speakers on the debut drop from Canadian Rockers The Manic Boys and Girls Club — available now!
“‘Blacked Out’ is a cry for help disguised as an upbeat dance floor banger,” The Manic Boys and Girls Club admits. “We’re lost, overmedicated, depressed and hiding behind bathroom selfies, late nights, and lip gloss.
Seattle Americana Band, Narrow Pines, Release Hope Filled Message in Debut Single “Human Love”
Rising from the chaos of the pandemic and its social and political woes, Aaron Wilson is determined to spread a message of hope, positivity and unity through his new project, Narrow Pines. His relatable lyrics and catchy hooks are on full display in the debut single, “Human Love”, which is available on all streaming outlets now.
Listen to “Human Love” now:
Neal Francis releases new song; full-length out Nov 5
Chicago-based singer-songwriter-pianist Neal Francis has unveiled “Prometheus,” the latest single from his eagerly anticipated new album; a music video is streaming now. “Prometheus” heralds Francis’s upcoming second LP, In Plain Sight, mixed by GRAMMY® Award winner Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT) and due via ATO Records on vinyl, CD, and digital formats on Friday, November 5. Pre-orders are available now. In addition, a brand-new range of limited edition In Plain Sight merch – including signed cherry red vinyl, signed CDs, signed posters, t-shirts, button bundles, and more – are available for pre-order via Francis’s official webstore.
WORM: Decibel Magazine Streams Entire Foreverglade LP By Florida Funeral Doom Entity; Album Out Friday Through 20 Buck Spin
The highly anticipated first domestic release for WORM, 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.
Skope Magazine x Modern Error (Rude Records)
This Kubrick, Aaronofsky, and Nietzsche-inspired duo – comprised of brothers Zak and Kel Pinchin – is blending stadium rock and post-punk abrasiveness in their new music. This inspiration can be seen on “The Truest Blue,” as well as previous singles “Error of the World” and “A Vital Sign.” The band is pushing sonic boundaries, and exploring the dualities of life within each song and the album as a whole.
MAXO KREAM SHARES “CRIPSTIAN” MUSIC VIDEO
HATE Unleashes “Exiles Of Pantheon” Video; Rugia Full-Length From Long-Running Blackened Death Metal Unit Out Now On Metal Blade Records!
The “Exiles Of Pantheon” video was created in collaboration with 9liter Filmy film agency. Comments vocalist/guitarist ATF Sinner, “We’re extremely
proud to present this picture for one of the most brutal and vicious tracks on Rugia. The song is about an old faith being reborn through an unholy, blood-soaked ritual. There are references to archaic beliefs on the island of Rugia – the last bastion of western Slavic paganism. Making this video was one hell of a challenge, because we were shooting throughout the night in extreme weather conditions. In the end, I think we got a picture that fits perfectly with the music. Watching it, you can almost feel freezing cold rain slashing at your face. It’s no doubt our best video thus far.”
Breathe (Anxiety Song) | Mo Rivas
ISAIAH RASHAD DROPS SURREAL, CINEMATIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE “THIB”
“THIB” is core to the introspective journey of Rashad’s project, and this cinematic video lives up to that emotional heft. In the clip, Rashad finds himself shaken by an earthquake late at night before he floats like a ghost through a suburban neighborhood. The surreal visual is funny and unsettling all at once, finding Rashad navigating a series of unusual scenes. The song’s laid-back vibe and introspective lyrics are only magnified by the visually stunning vignettes—making Rashad’s effortless flow feel even more magnetic.
Gaahls WYRD Premieres New Song, “The Seed”
Esoteric dark metal formation Gaahls WYRD will be releasing their five song mini-album, ‘The Humming Mountain,’ via Season of Mist on November 5! The band is now sharing the second single from the offering, “The Seed.”
Zeds Dead and MKLA Drop Alive Music Video – Watch HERE
Back in July, Zeds Dead unveiled Alive, the first single from their forthcoming album. The emotive house anthem, made in collaboration with MKLA, hints at a new direction for Zeds Dead’s constantly evolving sound and a taste of what to expect from their new LP.
The Dead South announce new USA/UK Tour with New EP
The Dead South (facebook.com/TheDeadSouth) are announcing a new tour and two EPs next week with this new video. Both Eps are bluegrass covers of classics from different genres.
Tour Dates include a host of dates across the USA and a handful in Spring for the UK, including Shepherds Bush Empire in March and Black Deer Festival in June.
Dream-punk band Glacier Veins share new single and video “Cover Me”
Today, Portland, OR-based band Glacier Veins returned with their new single and video “Cover Me” out now on Equal Vision Records. The single marks the band’s first new music since their beloved 2020 album The World You Want To See, and is a perfect example of the group’s mature songwriting style, seamlessly meshing complex guitar riffs with high-energy melodies and catchy lyrics. Produced by long-time collaborator Justin Abel, the track oscillates between pop-punk, progressive rock, and emo sensibilities. The official video is as ethereal as it is powerful, emphasizing the narrative of the song with an old-school cinematic beauty.
Arkansas Indie-Americana Outfit, Ruark, Share Single/Video “Over Me”
AUTOKRATOR: French menacing brutes stream new track “DCLXVI” via No Clean Singing
“The song ‘DCLXVI’ is about Roman Emperor Domitian and his persecution of Christians, and the lyrics of this song are from Bible Revelation 8:7 and 13:1. In Roman numerals, DCLXVI represents 666.
VHS Release New Song Featuring Trevor Strnad
The new single from Canadian death metal horror freaks VHS is ready to impale you like Vlad. “Horror of Dracula” is a bloody death ‘n’ roll basher featuring guest vocals from Trevor Strnad of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. The song was premiered exclusively at Decibel Magazine ahead of the December release of the band’s upcoming vampire-themed record I Heard They Suck… Blood. With songs based on vamp classics like The Lost Boys and Near Dark, the album will thrill death metal and horror fanatics alike.
BULLETPROOF MESSENGER Releases New Single “A PLACE FOR MY HEAD” to all digital outlets!
Bulletproof Messenger released their brand new single “A Place For My Head” to all digital outlets! The single brings the explosive, energetic, and hard hitting rock that music fans have come to love from them, coupled with a newfound maturity as a result of the adversity and challenges which they have overcome in their later years. BPM is ready to share this new chapter in their lives with their loyal and dedicated fans, while making many new ones.
WILDERNESS HYMNAL Release New Song
WILDERNESS HYMNAL has released the stunning track “I Buried My Teeth” via Alternative Control. The song is from the upcoming split album with DUNCAN EVANS “Until Liars Fear You”. The album will be released on November 5th via Trepanation Recordings.
Javier Wallis of WILDERNESS HYMNAL comments:
“Demons are elliptical. We gain ground, sometimes watch them drop out of sight in the rear-view mirror… and suddenly find ourselves encircled again by the same teeth. Often, the teeth that haunted our fathers, and their fathers, and theirs…”