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Alternative rock quartet JESTR will release their song “Birth Of A Charlatan” on Bandcamp on October 29th 2021. Based out of Lafayette, Louisiana, JESTR was initially devised as a solo project by Brett Bradley at the end of 2019, the name JESTR comes from a strong spiritual experience Brett had. Recording for the debut album began in late 2020, with the band’s current line-up materializing in spring of 2021.
“We’re thrilled to release “Birth of a Charlatan”! This is one of our proudest moments and remains a personal favorite among the band. Diving into celebrity worship culture, Charlatan explores what so many of us desire. We hope you enjoy it!”
GOAT TORMENT Streams Entire New Album Ahead of Release
Belgian blackened death metal outfit GOAT TORMENT will be releasing their third full-length, ‘Forked Tongues,’ this Friday, October 29 via Season of Mist Underground Activists! The band is now streaming the entire new offering ahead of its release.
UK alt-rockers Sad Boys Club share new single ‘White Hart Lane’ – and ode to being a soccer fan || announce new EP due early 2022
‘White Hart Lane’ is an ode to the, often difficult, life of a Tottenham Hotspur supporter, and the perfect lyrical allegory for a difficult relationship. Opening with a gentle piano, the track quickly explodes into a chorus, propelled by an electric drum pattern reminiscent of a The National track and a scorching melody akin to Death Cab For Cutie. Speaking on the track, lead singer Jacob Wheldon adds:
A Star In Colombia! Toronto-Based CAROLINA LOPEZ Brings Fire to the Dancefloor with “El Latin Dance”
Sometimes, all it takes is an invitation to get out on the dancefloor, and there’s no turning one down from Carolina Lopez, who keeps it muy caliente with this, her new single “El Latin Dance” — available now!
A little bit of Cumbia mixed with a driving hip-hop beat, “El Latin Dance” is a summons to dance — no matter your culture, and no matter how shy you might typically be.
Blushing Share “Blame” (Feat. Miki Berenyi) | Single/Video
Austin, Texas’, Blushing today announce their signing to Kanine Records, and share the lead-off single “Blame” from upcoming album Possessions (due February 18th, 2022). The track is an immersive reintroduction to Blushing’s heavy brand of dream pop and harnesses a veritable who’s who of established and upcoming shoegaze scenesters; most notably in the distinctive vocals of Miki Berenyi from Brit legends Lush.
KING BASTARD: watch “Black Hole Viscera” video now!
Young and fearless Long Island-based psychedelic doom metallers KING BASTARD head to the far reaches of space with their engulfing new video “Black Hole Viscera”. This is the second single taken from their debut album ‘It Came From The Void”, to be released on January 14th on CD and digital.
“Whereas spacey, psychedelic stoner rock often takes a good-vibes-only approach to the cosmos, King Bastard confronts their spacefaring audience with the universe’s darker side.” — Invisible Oranges
MORDIAN’s Nightmare Before Christmas Cover Streaming at V13
Everybody make a scene! MORDIAN’s moving and nostalgic cover from The Nightmare Before Christmas is streaming on V13!
MORDIAN Comments, “David and I created this cover to be a companion for your Halloween season, as well as a salute to a film we both hold dear to our hearts. Happy October!”
BLIND TIGER’s new video for “Vero Beach” is premiering now at Ghost Cult.
“My Bed Is Big Enough For The Two Of Us’ ‘ is the second song we have ever written together in this line with the EP. The song has a bright twisted dark fantasy feel to it, with a hint of a punk rock tinge to spice it up that ties in so perfectly for the vision we wanted to see with this EP. This was the first song we went to our producer Charlie Berezansky for and he truly went above and beyond making this song come to life just how we envisioned it.
The inspiration for Flinch came from an experience where I fell asleep at the wheel, coming home from a partner’s house, and was awoken by oncoming headlights just in time to swerve back into my lane. The song became my public acknowledgement that I continually let my lack of self esteem put me in dangerous situations, oftentimes with less than ideal company. However, I wasn’t going to go down alone. If I was going to admit this, I had to acknowledge all of the ways the partner was failing at being a human being as well. It’s a two way street after all.
Swedish doom metal trio HAZEMAZE join the Heavy Psych Sounds roster for the release of their third studio album “Blinded By The Wicked” on January 28th, 2022. Listen to first single “In The Night Of The Light, For The Dark” and preorder the album now!
The doom rock trio join forces with Heavy Psych sounds for the release of their most multifaceted and pulverizing album to date! “A vivid sonic experience awaits in this five-and-a-half-minute terror, which reflects upon the depths of human depravity.” — Doomed & Stoned
Findlay (TTRRUUCES) shares new creepy banger ‘Strange One’ and noir-film inspired video
‘Strange One’ is the self proclaimed ‘creepy banger’, of Findlay’s upcoming solo project, soaring strings underpin an ethereal, nightmare-pop sound, in sonic contrast to previous single ‘Life Is But A Dream (supported by BBC 6Music, The Rodeo & more). Building into a sinister climax; a cacophony of strings and synths, Strange One is a bold artistic statement of intent.
Multi-instrumentalist AGATH CHRIST Shares “Phantom Limbs”
A phantom limb is a limb that someone still has a sensual perception of after it has been amputated; sometimes causing pain or discomfort or any other sensation long after the limb is gone. On the second track to be shared from AGATH CHRIST’s ongoing Bodies collection, the phantom limb is meaning. While grief and loss teach us that everything is transient and immaterial, we often feel nostalgic for the time when things meant something.
ATOM DRIVER formed in the fall of 2016 when guitarist and vocalist Mark Segal (ex-Boss Jim Gettys), bassist Justin Ingstrup (ex-Good Clean Fun), and drummer Mike Polilli (Buzzkill) set their sights on blending classic and current noise rock, indie rock, and post-hardcore influences with a love of punk and metal. The trio made their debut with the 2017 EP Slackjaw, produced by Steve Evetts (Hatebreed, Dillinger Escape Plan, Snapcase, Sepultura) and released on local label Powerbunny 4×4. Two more self-released EPs followed: In The West later that same year, and Here They Come, The Hornets in 2019.
BIA RELEASES “CAN’T TOUCH THIS” VIDEO!
Watch the Elisa Ambrogio (of Magik Markers) directed video for Damon & Naomi with Kurihara’s “Midnight” off their newest album, A Sky Record
Watch the Elisa Ambrogio (of Magik Markers) directed video for Damon & Naomi with Kurihara’s “Midnight”.
SCATTERED HAMLET have released a video for their song “All Talk”. The track is taken from their upcoming release Stereo Overthrow which will be released on November 12th 2021.
The band comments:
“This song is all about something I think most people can relate to. You get to the point where you sick of hearing people talking about where they are going to go, what they can do, or talking shit on the Internet… It’s all talk no action. I have not time for that beta rock kind of nonsense – Stand and deliver son…..As for the video, well we just had fun with that, I’ll let that speak for itself”
Artist Jennifer Hall aims to draw you into her musical landscape with no reservation, where emotions run high and vulnerability reigns.
Charlotte Dos Santos Shares New Video & Single “Patience” || Out Now On Because Music
Charlotte Dos Santos today shares her brand new single “Patience”, available to stream and buy via Because Music. Produced by Charlotte and Josh Crocker (Kali Uchis, Celeste, Mabel), Charlotte’s tender, welcoming lyricism floats weightlessly above an enchanting groove. The track is accompanied by an equally mesmerizing video imbued with themes of self-love and care, directed by PRETTYBIRD’s Margot Bowman (SHYGIRL), and launched as a YouTube premiere.
SHOT DOWN TWICE Release New Video
Hot on the heels of the release of the audio version, Canadian hard rockers SHOT DOWN TWICE have now released their song “Talk To Me” as a video!
The band comments:
“This our first single and our new, powerful, anthem style song. We feel this song shows that we are loud, wild, and wickedly angry. Take a listen, sing along… if you dare!”
Reptaliens pay homage to weird 90s tv / cable access shows in new video
the video is a homage to 90s tv / cable access programming with a slew of pop culture references. I also sent you the full new LP in a separate email from Promo Jukebox so be on the lookout for that (it may be in your promo or spam folder) so just lemme know if you need me to re-send it.
MALACHIII EMBRACES PEACE AND POSITIVITY IN NEW “FREE MY SOUL” SINGLE/VIDEO
Having grown up in the small town of Three Hills, Alberta, Evan Uschenko cut his teeth as a multi-instrumentalist and part of fellow Canadian Michael Rault’s band – touring with the likes of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Jacco Gardner. Retreating from the road and hiding out in prairies of southern Alberta, Uschenko booked two months in an abandoned farmhouse, converted into a studio, and in a fog of smoke and whiskey recorded songs as quickly as he could write them.