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The duo’s new single, “Shadow Waltz,” is a gentle piece of Americana featuring Shaver and Foote’s soft vocal harmonies, woven together by a reflection on Shaver’s time spent in Australia following the dissolution of a relationship.
“It’s about that conflict you can feel when you know things are changing and you need to say goodbye to who you were without fully understanding who it is you are becoming,” explain Clever Hopes.
With The Clearing, JJJJJerome Ellis establishes a new metaphor that frames speech dysfluency—stuttering in particular—as a space for possibility rather than a pathology; and centers speech as a starting point to not only depathologize dysfluent speech but to build new tools to critique anti-Blackness, linear time, culture, and power in our society. First introduced in his 2020 essay “The clearing: Music, dysfluency, Blackness and time” in The Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, Ellis presents “The Clearing” as a concept that challenges us to reimagine dysfluency in speech and question how speech and articulation impact how we exist in the social realm. Recorded in various bedrooms over the course of several months and setting the text of Ellis’s essay to music, The Clearing is a haunting and expansive series of reflections on the questions of speech, articulation, and the power behind both. Ellis says of the project: “I hope this album offers the listener some of what my stutter offers me: an opportunity to imagine new ways of being in time.”
The Tragically Hip present nostalgic 1990s inspired music video for “Saskadelphia” hit “Not Necessary” | Starring Emily Hampshire, directed by Sara Basso
The Tragically Hip release the official music video for “Not Necessary,” off their album, Saskadelphia, which went to #1 in Canada. A Revolver Films production, starring actress Emily Hampshire (“Schitt’s Creek,” “Chapelwaite”), directed by Sara Basso, and produced by Emily Smillie, the music video lands as a prequel to the compelling visuals for lead single “Ouch.” Inspired by “Something Wild,” “Thelma and Louise,” and “Run Lola Run,” the video is in part a love letter to the period marking the band’s sophomore album, Road Apples (1991), and drops ahead of the next wave of new material from this storied period in the band’s history.
TIËSTO AND AVA MAX TEAM UP TO RELEASE FIERCE PARTY ANTHEM “THE MOTTO” ALONGSIDE MUSIC VIDEO
Alternative hard rock quartet JESTR, will release their debut album The Dead & Riches on Feb 11th 2022. The band draws inspiration from mythology, the paranormal along with any curious manifestations or bizarre tales. 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 materialising in spring of 2021.
“We are absolutely overjoyed to share with you all our debut LP The Dead & Riches. This album has been one heck of an experience and we cannot wait for y’all to take the driver’s seat with this record. We hope you have as good a time listening to it as we did making it!”
Laptop Punk Records Announces New Single From The Gungans
Laptop Punk Records was formed by Grim Deeds in 2020 as an outlet for friends and underground punk artists to release singles and albums digitally, and to release a compilation series in the spirit of Lookout! and Fat Wreck Chords. Laptop Punk emphasizes DIY and encourages home recording projects, and also celebrates side-projects and one-offs from both obscure and well-known artists. Lisa Marr of Cub, Kim Warnick of The Fastbacks, and John Jughead Pierson of Screeching Weasel are among the artists who’ve contributed songs, as well as many obscure and new artists with exciting ideas and talent to offer. Laptop Punk’s mission is to promote inspired songwriting from across the globe, and there are already great releases from international (Japanese, Indonesian, Ukrainian, Russian) artists in the catalog. With new releases launching every month, the pace is set to continue strong into 2022 and a new compilation cd is on the way. Laptop Punk Records Compilation Volume 1 is now available and features 29 hits from a wide variety of artists.
Aussie Trio Skegss’ New Single “Bunny Man,” A Song About Their Tour Manager, Out Now (Loma Vista Recordings)
Cregan, who helms lead vocals on “Bunny Man,” says: “I know it’s kind of over the top sentimental, but who gives a fuck? These people are the best. Bunny Man is our tour manager, guitar tech, driver, photographer and great friend–he goes to extreme lengths to help people out. When I sent him the demo of the song he said that he cried happy tears, and that made me so happy. He’s had a really tough couple of years because of the lack of gigs, so if this song got him to feel good for a moment, then that’s all that matters to me.”
OUT NOW: Jewelry, Money, Women, and Rap Lonnie has it all under lock and key in “Lock Jaw”
REAL WORLD Rocker ANDRE COMEAU Releases New Single “WANT YOU TO HURT” + Official Music Video
Andre Comeau released his new single “Want You To Hurt” to all major platforms along with the official music video.
Andre Comeau follows up his critically acclaimed Wrong Within EP with a brand new album, Clean Break—a straight-no-chaser collection that proves rock is definitely not dead… It just needed a favorite son to return to the fold.
TURKEY VULTURE have released their song “Fiji”. The song is from their upcoming album Twist the Knife which comes out on January 14 2022.
Drummer Jim Clegg Comments:
“‘Fiji’ is about the surveillance and lack of privacy Truman Burbank suffers during the movie The Truman Show. Art imitates life, and this situation continues with social media today.”
Toronto’s SUN BELOW Paint A Fuzzy, Sativa Infused Soundscape Through “Twin Worlds Pt. 1 and Pt. 2”
Toronto’s Sun Below continues their story with their second single – “Twin Worlds Pt. 1 and Pt. 2”, a double track with a running time of 18 minutes. The overarching plot throughout the album follows a figure known as the Holy Drifter, and in this single, the protagonist encounters himself in an alternate timeline. This wild and detailed story is accompanied by fuzzy guitars, crashing drums, and layers of vocals.
Kodiak Arcade’s “Something Real” about the futility of trying to have it all
“Something Real” is Cornies’ first collaboration as a trio with Brian Pickett (Strumbellas, Simon and the Island, Warped 45s) and Joshua Van Tassel (Great Lake Swimmers, Sarah Slean, KIRTY). A mood-propelling song about the moments where we stop ruminating on the past or planning for the future in favour of being present. It’s also about the futility of trying to have it all.
Just in time for cuffing season, Bling Dawg commissioned the contemporary king of lovers rock, Romain Virgo, to help his love interest to forget her pride, and go with the flow. The profession of love is imbued with compliments and affirmations to empower his lover in her autonomy to do what feels good, proudly. And in case she needs a little extra confidence, Virgo assures her on the chorus – “You can do the things you want, don’t hide…Girl, I love the things you like.”
Babygirl’s New Single/Video “Born With A Broken Heart”
NYC’s FEAR IS DEAD have released their new single “Disciples of Death”. The song is the follow up to their last single “Assimilation” which was released earlier this year. The band’s cross of metal and hardcore will appeal to fans of BIOHAZARD, SICK OF IT ALL and more!
The band was born from and transcends the everyday struggle, exploring the darker, deeper, and sometimes grittier side of the human experience. Five EPs have been released to date-Fear Is Dead, Mourning ritual, Eleutherophobia, What Remains and Omnicidal. In 2019, following their last release, the band put together a short but well-received west coast tour. Launching from Vegas to California, then up the western seaboard to Seattle and back, making new fans and friends along the way
R&B Darling Ann Marie Releases “Yo Body” Music Video
Artist: Blake Rave – Track: Oxygen
Blake Rave is a singer-songwriter from the Midwestern United States. His lyrics are simple, but meaningful. Rave often uses colorful imagery to pull the listener into his story and has a way of making the listener feel as if the song was written for them. Blake performs and records with a variety of musicians and can also be found touring as a solo-acoustic act.
Kay Flock Is “Being Honest” With G Herbo — THE D.O.A. COLLECTION — OUT TONIGHT
Matt Irie Band releases their new single “Coastal” with TLG Entertainment/Ingrooves. Their latest song is a cool rocking vibe that takes you out on a summer’s day with friends, sand, and the beach. “Coastal” gathers the good feelings of letting it all go and slipping into rock n roll bliss. The Matt Irie Band blends influences ranging from G. Love to Dirty Heads – a fresh mix of music for a whole new sound.