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JOAN AVANT Premieres New Lyric Video For “Better Broken”
“Better Broken” is the dark new single from Victoriana infused hard rock artist JOAN AVANT. Premiering now exclusively at Moshville Times, “Better Broken” officially releases on Friday 5th November 2021.
PLACEBO ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, ‘NEVER LET ME GO,’ OUT MARCH 25, 2022
In September, Placebo resurfaced from a long hibernation to release their first single in five years – and first from the new album – “Beautiful James.” A joyous and celebratory song, it came quietly loaded with antagonism for the increasingly prominent, ignorant, factions that have come to litter modern conversation. As Brian Molko commented at the time, “If the song serves to irritate the squares and the uptight, so gleefully be it.”
Savage Ga$p Turns Up On New Single “go bestie”; Announces New Album “forever yours” is out November 12th
Gregor Barnett Announces Debut Album ‘Don’t Go Throwing Roses In My Grave’ + Shares Title Track
Written and recorded in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Don’t Go Throwing Roses In My Grave is a sonic departure from Barnett’s more punk-leaning work with The Menzingers, drawing on the gritty, off-kilter Americana of Tom Waits or Warren Zevon as it faces down loss and doubt in search of relief and redemption. “It was this perfect storm,” says Barnett. “The band couldn’t tour, I was going through a really difficult time, and I was stuck at home watching my family struggle with illness and death and hardship. The only thing I could do was write my way through it.”
Pip Blom Share New Track & Video “I Know I’m Not Easy To Like” || New Album ‘Welcome Break’ Due Out This Friday 11/12 On Heavenly Recordings
Today Amsterdam’s Pip Blom have shared “I Know I’m Not Easy To Like”, the latest track from their forthcoming second album, Welcome Break, which is due out on Heavenly Recordings this Friday, November 12th 2021. Initially due for release in October, the album release date shifted due to the ongoing worldwide vinyl delay. The track is also accompanied by a video.
Miss Madeline shares new single + music video “Popstar” feat. Surf Gang’s POLO PERKS
Having spent much of last year providing escapist thrills for locked down fans around the world via a series of single releases and exciting collaborations, Miss Madeline’s latest offerings “Popstar,” “Lullaby” and “Bad Girls” are the start of a daring new era, lit up with decadent sensuality, Y2K pop power, and ever-increasing artistry. The three songs herald Miss Madeline’s soon-to-be-announced debut EP, with growing anticipation after performing four consecutive sold-out shows in New York City and Los Angeles this summer, as well as recent performances next to Flo Milli at Office Mag x Iceberg’s NYFW event, and HEAV3N’s iconic Halloween party with Tommy Genesis, Chase Icon, Gia Woods and more.
Tim Williams Delivers Powerful New Single “Sister Misery” From New Band Rollin’ Coffin
As the former frontman of both Bloodsimple and Vision of Disorder, Tim Williams is no stranger to the hardcore music lifestyle. On his new band’s latest single, “Sister Misery”, he gives us a snapshot into those early days and hard living.
Canadian roots rock heroes the GRAHAM BROWN BAND share new video “Let’s Get High (On Love)” from Spirit And Soul LP
Ironically, Spirit And Soul captures the Graham Brown Band in top live form just before pandemic lockdown restrictions were implemented in March 2020. The album was cut in a single day at Edmontone Studios in Edmonton, Alberta before the band’s gig in town that night, although any “live-off-the-floor” raggedness is nearly impossible to detect. The Graham Brown Band is just that good.
REPENTANCE Share New Song from Upcoming EP! “Volume I – Reborn” to be released November 26th on Noble Demon!
November 26th sees the release of Volume I – Reborn, the brand new EP from Chicago, Illinois based metal act REPENTANCE. With five tracks of aggressive, fast-paced and technical compositions, the band delivers an impressive Noble Demon -debut and a perfect appetizer for a full-length to follow in the not so distant future! After the previously released track “Reborn” (feat. Corey Beaulieu of TRIVIUM), REPENTANCE just shared the second single “No Innocence”.
Bad Suns Share “Wishing Fountains” + Announce 2022 Headline Tour
The track examines the pain of waking up with a broken heart. “It’s not the end of the world, but in this moment, it may as well be,” says vocalist Christo Bowman “You try your hardest to pull it together, but every effort to repair the damage done is futile.”
Day Wave drops new indie jam “Where Do You Go” || Out Now on PIAS
Los Angeles songwriter/instrumentalist Day Wave (the project of Jackson Phillips) today releases the scintillating indie-rock banger “Where Do You Go,” out today on [PIAS] Recordings. Jackson’s knack for ear-catching melodies and fresh indie production comes to life in his newest offering, where kinetic vocals rush in alongside a shuffling indie-rock soundscape.
Willie Jones performs “Get Low Get High” for Vevo’s 2022 “DSCVR Artists to Watch”
Vevo, the world’s leading music video network released the complete list for its highly-anticipated Vevo DSCVR “Artists to Watch” 2022 campaign. Beginning November 1, Vevo’s DSCVR ATW will showcase engaging, high-quality live performance video content from the class of 2022, with two unique performances from each artist, shot exclusively for Vevo.
Ben LaMar Gay shares new single/video for “Aunt Lola and the Quail”
A new video for “Aunt Lola and the Quail,” directed by Chris Strong, also is out today. The song, written and composed by Gay, retraces his childhood summers spent on his Great Aunt Lola’s land in Alabama. He recalls, “Aunt Lola and I would stand still and listen together. We would immediately become aware of the winds approaching through the wavering pines, quail sounds and the chatter of distant cousins just up the road.”
LAURA-MARY CARTER – Releases: “Ceremony” || Debut solo album ‘Town Called Nothing’ – out 3 Dec
Laura-Mary Carter, best known as one half of rockers Blood Red Shoes, will make her solo debut this December with the release of mini-album, Town Called Nothing.
DITTY TV Premieres Taylor Rae’s “Taking Space”
The compelling black and white offering was captured on a whim while Taylor was recording at OmniSound Studios in Nashville. “My friend Noah Barlass was in the studio the day I cut this, and he decided to shoot a quick video of the moment. It was just spontaneous.” It was glorious serendipity. The songstress uses an economy of motion in this solo performance with guitar to quietly command attention. There is an aura of epiphany when self-examination and self-expression collide, and Taylor presents as a striking, rarefied solo presence as she sings:
AINA MARO, UNA MEZCLA DE TALENTO Y SENSUALIDAD, LANZA “NO QUIERO AGUA”
Aina Maro es una cantante de Barcelona que de una manera o otra siempre ha estado en el mundo de la música. En el 2015, Aina fue seleccionada por la radio Máxima FM como una de las revelaciones del panorama dance en España, y fue invitada a participar en una gira nacional, en varias ciudades de España. Durante este periodo, también tuvo la oportunidad de formar parte de los 40 principales, compartiendo escenario con alguno de los artistas mas emblemáticos a nivel internacional.
San Fermin Teams Up With Wild Pink On New Single + Video “You Live My Dream” via FLOOD
Today, San Fermin shares “You Live My Dream” (ft. Wild Pink), the second single off their forthcoming collaborative compilation entitled In This House, via FLOOD. The compilation — which will be released via their label, Better Company, on December 10 — will feature collaborations with Nico Muhly, Sorcha Richardson, Thao Nguyen, Wye Oak, Attacca Quartet, The Districts, and Wild Pink. The first single, “My First Life” (ft. Wye Oak) was premierd via Brooklyn Vegan and featured in Stereogum.
Skope Mag | Shamir Announces New LP out Feb 11 + “Cisgender” Video out Today
Philadelphia’s Vegas-born multidisciplinary indie rock artist Shamir has announced his new album Heterosexuality due out February 11, 2022. With the announcement comes soaring lead single “Cisgender” alongside a stoic & confrontational video. Produced by Hollow Comet, a member of the band Strange Ranger, the new collection is the first to confront Shamir’s queerness explicitly, further confirming Shamir as the everything-for-everyone polymathic antihero of the indie underground.
C Duncan shares new single”Alluvium” || Out Now on Bella Union / PIAS
Currently putting the finishing touches to a new studio album, due for release next year via Bella Union, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter C Duncan today shares a first track titled “Alluvium,” from the LP. The track is a beguiling harpsichord-led reverie and serves as an inviting first taste of this highly-anticipated LP.
Before coming together to write and record as a band in early 2020, the four brothers who make up The Brethren were all seasoned, successful songwriters in their right, each having followed their own unique musical paths. The brothers include Grammy-winning bassist Lonnie Chapin and his brother Grammy-nominated drummer Chad Chapin, along with musical powerhouse brothers Casey Parnell and Corey Parnell who have written hundreds of award-winning songs and toured constantly for the last decade.
SOM will release their anxiously awaited new full-length, The Shape Of Everything, via Pelagic Records January 21st, 2022, today unveiling the record’s cover art, track listing, and a video for first single, “Animals.”
Following their Awake EP released this past Spring and their shimmering cover of Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted,” latest track “Animals” finds SOM refining a sound that has been called “doom pop” by Metal Injection, with ethereal heartfelt vocals atop huge riffs alternating between gritty and atmospheric. The accompanying video was directed by Toshadeva Palani (Alcest, Junius, Angel Olsen).
Skope Mag | They Might Be Giants’ video for “Moonbeam Rays” + New album out this Friday!
Today, the alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants revealed the final preview album track “Moonbeam Rays” for their new music and art book project BOOK, released this Friday, November 12. It’s a clever, catchy track armed with the band’s signature vocal harmonies, dazzling guitar rock antics, and deceivingly dark lyrics.
BROODS Release New Single & Intergalactic Video “Heartbreak”
“We wrote this from a place of determination. Determined to learn from the loss of my marriage and keep my heart open in its most tender state,” says Georgia on the new song. “When I say, ‘Let your heart break’, I’m whispering to myself to stay present with the grief and transmute it into empathy. It was a mantra for me when I first separated from my husband. One of our parents would reiterate to me daily at the beginning of my healing.”