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Nation of Language Announce Signing to Play It Again Sam || New single and video “The Grey Commute” is Out Today
Nation of Language considers the absurdity of unfettered capitalism and the self-interests of giant corporations & the mega-rich in their single and video, “The Grey Commute,” out today. The Brooklyn trio also announce their worldwide deal with [PIAS] to release their highly anticipated sophomore album, A Way Forward, on November 5.
Alexa Villa Shares Acoustic Version of “Call Me Crazy”
Today, “Bubble Rockstress” Alexa Villa is sharing an acoustic version of her latest single “Call Me Crazy.” “I always love playing after a release, because by this point I’ve worked so long on the original version and now I get to mess it up and break all of the rules,” says Villa of the reimagined song. “We got to the rehearsal space, jammed through ‘Call Me Crazy’ a few times and it just felt right to play it this way. My band also has such a creative ear and adds so much!” Stream it exclusively on Hollywood Life.
LA-based Alt-Rock/Pop Trio BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT Battle Innermost Demons in New Music Video
“This video is basically exactly what the song means to us,” elaborates the band. “We die… our own bullsh*t kills us. Except Bardo, he’s actually a sober nerd, we just thought that was funny.”
GREEN DESERT WATER: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Dead Sacred Tree” From Spanish Psychedelic Blues Rock Trio; Black Harvest Full-Length To Drop Next Month Via Small Stone Records
New Noise Magazine is currently streaming “Dead Sacred Tree” from Oviedo, Spain-based psychedelic blues rock trio GREEN DESERT WATER. The track comes off the band’s third full-length, Black Harvest, out November 5th via Small Stone Records!
EMBER SUN are now streaming their full album, On Earth And Heaven early, via Invisible Oranges. The album is set to release on October 22.
Virgil Shaw’s observational country LP ‘At the Time I Didn’t Care’ out Friday; New track “The Valley” out today
To celebrate the occasion, today Virgil shares the twangy, pragmatic new track “The Valley” from the album. It captures the feeling of a love lost, while Shaw’s arc angel yodelistic soul-singing can sound like a cross between Gram Parsons and Jimmie Rogers on “Sharon”. Americana Highways has the premiere here.
Artikal Sound System first came together in 2012 under the direction of Chris Montague (guitar) and Fabian Acuña (bass) backing popular reggae artists. However it wasn’t until the additions of keys player Christopher Cope, drummer Adam Kampf, and the Jazz influenced vocalist Logan Rex that the band was fully realized. Together their unique sound is edgy and raw with emotion but presented with an authentic voice that is based on life events and fused with personal feelings.
Award-Winning Canadian Group ViVA TRIO are “Wild and Free” in Stunning, Cinematic New Single
Award-winning Canadian female vocal group ViVA Trio are “Wild and Free” in this, their stunning, cinematic new single — available now!
Multi-Platinum Producer Ryan Louder (Dua Lipa, Dido) co-wrote and produced “Wild and Free” with ViVA Trio members Anna Bateman, Erin Fisher, and Katya Tchoubar. “This song is an expression of our new direction, and is such an exciting collaboration!” Anna shares.
REI AMI Slays in Self-Titled “REI AMI” Video
Fresh off the heels of wrapping up her first ever tour as direct support for Tinashe, rising Korean-American alt-pop recording artist, REI AMI, returns today with a high octane official video in support of the tantalizing self-titled single, “REI AMI”, lifted from her highly praised debut mixtape FOIL available now to stream on all digital platforms.
Drummer for JUNO, GRAMMY and LATIN GRAMMY-Nominated Albums, MARITO MARQUES Releases A Ponte & “Manjerico”
Toronto-based drummer, composer, and producer Marito Marques for several Grammy, JUNO, and Latin Grammy-nominated albums, releases his own new track “Manjerico”, bridging cultural gaps through collaboration with traditional Portuguese cante alentejano group “Os Vocalistas,” and MARO (from Jacob Collier).
“Manjerico” — pronounced (‘Mun-Juh-rEE-co’) — is the latest to land from the multi-talented artist’s newest LP, A Ponte.
NEW VIDEO: BRIT Award Winner Tom Walker and Masked Wolf Release “Something Beautiful” official music video
Filmed in LA and directed by Anastasia Delmark, the video for “Something Beautiful” perfectly captures the moments of beauty and tenderness that can be found even during the hardest of times. “After the past two years being stuck at home, it was amazing to get the chance to go to LA to shoot this video with Masked Wolf,” Tom said. “It’s come out as one of my favorite videos and we had so much fun working with Anastasia. She is an incredible director and her vision and narrative really brought this video to life.”
Emika releases “VEGA (VR Soundtrack)” / shares 15 minute music video.
Delv!s releases new EP ‘Walk Alone Tracks’
We’ve known it for a while, Belgium is home to great music. Only today, it’s particularly the Flemish side you have to keep an eye on to discover boundless and devoted projects, with notably an innovating rap scene and a growing electronic scene of artists ready to trace the steps of pioneers like Soulwax. Soul wise, Delv!s is one of the revelations of the moment. A surname accenting his rock origins before hitting the stage, 30-year-old Niels Delvaux owes just as much to his demeanor as to his brown mop of hair and obvious love of music.
Bleu releases Epic smile inducing stop motion claymation music video – A Crazy Life!
“A Crazy Life!” the video is as off-the-rails as our lives are today – with the subtle difference that – this video might actually make you smile, hA!!
Inspired by a near-death overdose, singer-songwriter Zach Churchill wrote his debut single “Bartender” in honor of the bar manager who saved his life. “Bartender” is a heartbreaking ballad that dives deep into the emotions of someone struggling with addiction. “In 2014, I overdosed on heroin at a bar after performing there. Everyone left and the bar closed. The bar manager was getting ready to leave when he saw the lights still on in the bathroom. He went to turn them off, but the door was locked. He got a key from the back office and returned to find me on the bathroom floor, dying,” Zach Churchill explains. The folk-rock ballad embodies the pain of living with addiction and the hope that recovery provides. Follow him on socials @ZachChurchillMusic.
The Backfires Share New Single “Song 55”, Featured in Billboard Indonesia, Read EARMILK Feature
Transatlantic indie rock group The Backfires are back with an Arctic Monkeys-esque indie rock banger, “Song 55” on October 19th. Rebelling against the capitalist cog and reveling in the joys of creativity, The Backfires’ latest single is what the band calls “a middle finger to the hyper commercialization of creativity.” Featuring early noughties-era electric guitar hooks and a high energy rhythm section, “Song 55” is a radio hit ready to happen.
KC and The Sunshine Band Release New Video “Romantica”
The official music video for three-time GRAMMY Award-winning act, KC and The Sunshine Band’s “Romantica” is out now. The video directed by FILMKO’s, Kenneth O’Brien-Llontop is a high-energy piece, set in a tropical garden in Miami filled with dancers grooving to the latin flavored song, “Romantica.”
Phantom Limb Shares “Shave Your Head” Single + Video Via Indie88 | ‘Pastoral’ LP Out 11/16 Via Earth Libraries
Today, Phantom Limb returns with “Shave Your Head,” another single off their upcoming LP, Pastoral, which is due November 16 via Earth Libraries. Glide hosted the track’s premiere.