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The Reds, Pinks & Purples announces new LP, Summer At Land’s End
Summer at Land’s End is not an interlude or tangent for The Reds, Pinks & Purples but rather a perfect fourth movement following the albums Anxiety Art, You Might Be Happy Someday, and Uncommon Weather. As with these self-recorded records (the primary work of songwriter Glenn Donaldson), the songs on Summer at Land’s End were crafted slowly and then drawn together to make a unified statement. But here, and more than before, Summer at Land’s End combines Donaldson’s rueful pop sensibility with a parallel musical universe, one composed of pictures, dreams, and feelings without words. Even if the underlying theme of this collection is one of conflict or unhappiness, the vision of the music
TREVOR DANIEL RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DADADA” – NEW EP THAT WAS THEN OUT THIS FRIDAY!
About “Dadada”, Trevor says, “We made this song in probably about 30 minutes most of it was free styling and just having fun in the studio. There’s not really some magic story behind this one we were just having fun and it came out pretty tight.”
Der Weg einer Freiheit Shares Music Video for New Song, “Immortal” (ft. THE DEVIL’s TRADE)
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT vocalist Nikita Kamprad comments on the collaboration: “Early 2018, I was asked by Crippled Black Phoenix to fill in on guitars. After two shows in the Netherlands and Germany we started our journey through the eastern parts of Europe and in Budapest we were joined by a Hungarian dark singer-songwriter I never heard of back then. This was the first time I met our friend Dávid Mako aka The Devil’s Trade who’s one of those artists being able to move you to tears solely through his voice. Ever since I saw him performing his doomy folk songs for the first time I knew there’s something absolutely unique about him and on top he’s just one of the nicest and most humble human beings I know.
Orange County’s GREER Release New Single ‘Way Out’ – Out Now Epitaph Records
Orange Country indie-pop rock band Greer will release their brand new EP Happy People on 5th November 2021 via Epitaph Records. The collection’s crunchy melodies bear the mark of classic power-pop influences like Elvis Costello and Big Star.
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!”
Mr Little Jeans Returns With First New Song in Three Years, “Jump To Fall”; Listen Here
“Jump to Fall” is a song that details Monica’s battle with her inner demons: “I wrote ‘Jump to Fall’ just before getting diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease (an autoimmune disease of the thyroid which affects so much more than just your thyroid). My mind was a mess. I was in rumination mode 24/7 and felt overwhelmed, tired, frazzled, and anxious most days. Shortly after being diagnosed, I remember reading about how the disease can express itself. I was sobbing at the table, realizing everything I had considered as my shortcomings were mostly symptoms and potentially something I could get help for (it turns out I still have shortcomings, unfortunately). It had crept up on me so gradually and been my normal for so long at that point I didn’t know any different. Suddenly falling asleep (literally) in the studio day after day while writing ‘Pocketknife’ made a whole lot of sense to me.”
Scowl flex their melodic muscles on new single and video “Seeds To Sow”
Today, Scowl shares their latest single, “Seeds To Sow”, off their upcoming LP, How Flowers Grow out November 19th on Flatspot Records. The new song explores a more melodic, old-school punk-meets-rock style sound that is still brimming with the youthful hardcore energy the band exemplifies. The vocals are charmingly catchy, accompanied by a rock n’ roll saxophone line that carries the tune in a completely unexpected way. The video wouldn’t look out of place on the big screen – a clever throwback to a bygone era that captures a sense of nostalgia and fun.
Speaking on the themes of the new track, Apollo says: “To me, Bad Life represents putting in energy into a relationship and not getting anything in return. It’s a song about being resentful towards somebody — wanting them to have “bad life” with whoever they’re with now. I posted a snippet in January teasing it and Kali called me telling me she loved it, so I asked her if she wanted to get on it. Her voice sounds amazing on it, I love her tone.”
Ea$y Money Teaches “Financial Literacy” With New Video
JAMES BLAKE RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “FAMOUS LAST WORDS”
In the cinematic visual for “Famous Last Words,” Blake wakes up in a hospital bed, removing his oxygen mask to sing the first verse. The camera follows him on a surreal journey through the night before he finds peace once again. It eloquently captures the tension and release of the album opener and continues a tradition of provocative and powerful visuals.
Rising Atlanta Artist Dopeboy Trouble
Dopeboy Trouble is a rap artist from Columbus, GA signed to Bases Loaded Records whose Southern roots sowed someone who prides himself on loyalty, family, and the hustle. It’s his grind that’s most impressive, but what’s most exciting about Dopeboy is that he’s just getting started. Born Chris Upshaw, Jr., the rapper first began making music while in YDC and quickly found it as a way to express his own ambitions despite having a troubled past. One word to describe his music? Dope. His sound is unlike any other rapper out there and his fans can attest to that.
“The common thread for these four shows was a theme of togetherness and trying to do it in the safest way possible,” says King. “To be surrounded by some love and feel music again is what I needed, and I think that’s what everybody needed at that time. These performances were about as close as we could get to that when we filmed them during the pandemic last year. We’re happy to be able to share the first of them with the world now.”
BLACKSTARKIDS Release “I HATE BEING IN LOVE” Music Video
“Puppies Forever represents a time in our life that we wanted to document forever through the songs we were making,” says BLACKSTARKIDS on their debut. “We wanted to do something that was bold, colorful, and expressive and it means keeping a piece of your youth alive within you forever.”
Foxes releases new single “Sky Love” on PIAS Recordings || Announces Details of New Album
Today, Foxes releases her euphoric new single “Sky Love,” the third track to be lifted from her highly-anticipated new album, The Kick, due for release on February 11, 2022 via [PIAS] Recordings. The disco-tinged track, produced by Roosevelt, comes accompanied by a stunning video directed by Florence Kosky. Alongside the single, Foxes also announces further details of The Kick including the artwork and tracklisting. The Kick will available on February 11, 2022 on Standard and Deluxe CD. Vinyl will be available later in 2022.
NON RESIDENTS Release Video For “We Are Non Residents”
“We Are Non Residents” is the dynamic single from NON RESDIENTS’ debut album, Against Police Brutality. Drawing from thrash, punk and traditional Chilean instruments, the metal outfit deliver an important message with a heavy sound.
Hip Hop / Rap: Breadman – Bacardee OFFICIAL VIDEO
HVN In NOAH DILLON Directed Music Video “MARINE”
Houston rapper and creative HVN, has teamed up with director and artist Noah Dillon (Luka Sabatt/Hot Mess, Off White, Maison Martin Margiela) for the official music video for recently released track “Marine.”. Featuring HVN, Noah and their crew in an empty parking lot, the video ebbs between special cuts and avant garde framing that brilliantly matches the song’s pensive lyrics. “Marine” serves as a follow up from HVN’s recent breakout tracks “Draco” and “Backhand” as well as his feature on “Smoke” off of Don Toliver’s Life Of A Don alongside SoFaygo. Watch the video above or via link here:
2021 has been nice to Lolo Zouaï as the pop phenom proudly boasts a nomination alongside Lil Nas X, Saweetie, and more for Best International Pop Video at the 2021 UK MVA’s for the official music video of “Galipette”, directed by Amber Grace Johnson (Jorja Smith, J Cole, Kali Uchis) starring Nia Dennis and other National Champions of the UCLA Gymnastics team. She is also hot off huge fashion week showings, performing at the Dior dinner in New York and the Ralph Lauren show in Paris. She has also recently featured in COACH’s 2021 Camo Campaign, her third with the iconic brand.
Chime School is the project of San Francisco musician Andy Pastalaniec. Endlessly charmed by 80s indie and its 60s forbearers (and any record with a 12-string guitar), Andy cut his teeth as a drummer with SLR labelmates Odd Hope in their early group Pink Films; later with shoegazers Cruel Summer, and currently with indie-pop outfit Seablite. But it wasn’t until he was gifted a cassette 4-track portastudio “almost as a dare,” that he came out from behind the kit to write and record his own material.
KIDD KENN LINKS UP WITH SAUCY SANTANA FOR THE SPICY ‘B4’ (REMIX) MUSIC VIDEO
“B4 (remix) is basically the gays bringing sexy back – period!” says Kidd Kenn. “I wanted Santana because it was really organic. He loved the song before he was on it and he was a vibe. He’s an artist I always wanted to work with too.”
Twenty One Pilots Meets Bleachers // Ultimate Escapism
Rebel Kicks is a New York City based duo who craft anthemic alternative pop infused with confessional rock for the ultimate sonic catharsis. Led by brothers Anthony and Steven Babino, Rebel Kicks is celebrated for their disarmingly personal and relatable music, anchored by the bold and harmonic blend of the brothers’ voices. Their songs feature mesmerizing synths, atomic guitar riffs and catchy hooks for a dynamic and inventive explosion of sound.
THUNDER HORSE: new video “Song for the Ferryman”!
San Antonio doom metal foursome THUNDER HORSE just unleashed a stunning video for “Song for the Ferryman”, the latest single taken from their new album ‘Chosen One’ released earlier this year on Ripple Music.
“Thunder Horse know the power of the riff and they aren’t afraid to use it.” — Decibel Magazine
“Thunder Horse prove there is no heavy like Texas heavy!” — Dark Art Conspiracy
Green Gerry shares “Aging Moon” from new LP
Last month, the Los Angeles-based, Filipino artist Green Gerry announced his forthcoming album Pigeon Fix with a video for it’s lead single, “Heaven 22,” premiered via New Commute. Today, he shares the album’s next single, “Aging Moon.”