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Flight Facilities Unveil New Single ‘Heavy’ Featuring Your Smith
Today, producer duo and live electronic act Flight Facilities announced the release of ‘Heavy (ft. Your Smith),’ the final standalone single ahead of their forthcoming Forever LP release on November 12. Released on Future Classic and Glassnote Records, ‘Heavy’ sees the pair collaborate with Minnesotan synth-pop artist Your Smith, modeling the track after the smooth and classic Flight Facilities sounds that are sure to remind fans of their earlier creations.
Papercuts – “Baxter’s Bliss” EP (Psychic Friends)
Jason Quever has been releasing timeless guitar-based dream pop as Papercuts since 2004, impervious to trends or micro genres that have come and gone around him. In that regard, his contemporaries are artists like Hiss Golden Messenger, Fruit Bats, Andy Shauf or Kings of Convenience – artists who are more concerned with song craft and perfecting their sound, and less concerned with gimmicks or fitting into a specific scene. On Nov. 19, Papercuts releases the digital-only Baxter’s Bliss EP, with three new original songs and covers of his spiritual forefathers Galaxie 500 and Leonard Cohen.
Steven Bernstein Shares Hal Willner Video
Today, Steven Bernstein shares a video for “Angels,” created by the legendary record prodcuer Hal Willner just weeks before he passed away due to complications from Covid-19 on April 7, 2020. The track is from Bernstein and his band Millennial Territory Orchestra’s latest album ‘Tinctures In Time (Community Music, Vol. 1).’ The eight-track collection is the first release in Bernstein’s four volume ‘Community Music’ series. The second edition, ‘Good Time Music (Community Music, Vol. 2),’ featuring vocalist Catherine Russell, is due January 7, 2022.
Buoyant and Hook Laden New Single “sink!” by Up and Coming Indie Pop Songstress I.YOU.SHE Inbox
Boston-based indie pop wunderkind I.You.She, AKA Aayushi Kumar, is gearing up for the release of a buoyant new song “sink!.” The song, produced by respected local Seattle musician Jake Crocker (her hometown), integrates irrepressibly catchy hooks with lyrics that illustrate the despair of a young person caught up in a sense of disillusionment with her life and an eventual realization that everyone is in the same boat. Kumar exhibits a remarkable mastery of melody and lyricism in only her second single as a solo musical artist—she’s currently a freshman at the Berklee College of Music. “Sink!” will be released digitally October 29.
Irene Diaz shares new music video for latest single “Push”
This past Friday, songstress Irene Diaz released the video counterpart to her latest single “Push,” in anticipation of her upcoming album Lovers & Friends set for release in early 2022. The single serves as a reflective, emotional ballad that revolves around the not-so-in-love moments of hardship in a relationship, surrounded by fluxes of turbulence and uncertainty of a safe landing.
The ultimate “boy-next-door,” Mark Ambor has captured the hearts of millions, emerging as one of pop music’s freshest voices. After the success of his recent single, “The Long Way” (which received over 1.2 million streams in under a month), Mark returns with “Company”, a self-produced pop anthem gleaming with bright synths and live drums. His rapid ascent from unknown to breakout viral success places him on a trajectory with some of the most exciting names in rising pop music today.
CHRONIC TRIGGER UNLEASHES A BRUTAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR FORCIBLE NEW SINGLE “BLACK MENTAL EPILEPSY”!
Progressive extreme metal band Chronic Trigger releases a monstrous music video visualization for the group’s new, ominous single “Black Mental Epilepsy”! Following on from the formation’s previous records, this track proves that Chronic Trigger is a formation known for the dynamism in the distinguishable mixture of music that the members’ talents are generating, simultaneously mixing classic elements of hardcore with technical and progressive death metal to create an unique heavy sound landscape. By enriching the package of the presented product through accompanying the song with a music video, which features excellent production, a compelling story line, and plenty of gore, Chronic Trigger showcases the perfect release for horror fans, who also love metal!
SINEAD O’BRIEN RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘GIRLKIND’
“I wanted to create something that responded directly to the form and patterning of Sinead’s track.” explains Saskia; “We have been fascinated with the shape of performative and neutral states of being for a long time and the film for Girlkind, I think, gets to the core of this idea. The passing of time is a reliable certainty that drives on regardless of what contrasting state you are currently embodying, so this became the base thread for the piece. Simple domestic activities swell into loops that feel absurd and almost choreographic in parts of the work. Whilst action and consequence are mapped out visually, time becomes fragmented, as the action takes place in the neutral arena, and the result, a mark or stain, comes through into the performative sphere.”
Flight Facilities Unveil New Single ‘Heavy’ Featuring Your Smith
Producer duo and live electronic act Flight Facilities have announced the release of ‘Heavy (ft. Your Smith),’ the final standalone single ahead of their forthcoming Forever LP release on November 12. Released on Future Classic and Glassnote Records, ‘Heavy’ sees the pair collaborate with Minnesotan synth-pop artist Your Smith, modelling the track after the smooth and classic Flight Facilities sounds that are sure to remind fans of their earlier creations.
Ascending Midlands indie outfit Overpass preview their forthcoming debut UK headline tour with the release of a brand new single, ‘Changes’.
Overpass have built their dedicated fanbase upon a steady stream of praised support slots and seated shows throughout the past twelve months. Playing their first restriction free show to a packed out hometown crowd at Dead Wax, Birmingham; 2021 has seen the band join Lottery Winners & The Snuts on the live scene, setting them up for their very own debut headline tour this coming December.
iamkyami signs to Heist or Hit, releases captivating indie-R&B single “Stars”
Serving glimmer-swirl indie R&B with a side of polygluttonous punk attitude; “Stars” is an enchanting introduction to iamkyami’s world. Lifted from a new EP due to arrive Spring 2022 via Heist or Hit, its lead single “Stars” deals with the narrative of how people become victims – not necessarily as a result of acted or purposeful evil, but from a total uncaring lack of awareness.
NYC’s The Forms Share “All Souls Day” Video & Tease Albini-Recorded LP, First in 15 Years
Here’s what Alex Tween of the band had to say about it: The ‘soul’ of our song “All Souls Day” is the bass steel pan, a deep sonorous mysterious magical musical instrument we had never heard before that sounds ancient and futuristic all at once. Layered upon that is a tack piano, rhodes, and hammond organ while the vocals were recorded at a church in Rockaway, and the result is a strange dark meditative soundscape of a quiet apocalypse. We decided to release the song on the actual All Souls Day…in fact our entire release calendar was based upon that happening. The song is a wild mood swing after [the previous two singles] Head Underwater and Southern Ocean which were upbeat colorful freak pop songs. We don’t know what kind of song All Souls Day is – but it’s definitely in the vein of a doomy zeitgeist, which is leaned into by the song’s video, in which we play the song in an isolated field in the middle of the Catskill Mountains, and over the course of the day seem to conjure forces that come alive by night as the surrounding goldenrod and spiders look on.