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New Metro Marrs “Sink or Swim”
18-year-old Quality Control standout Metro Marrs has returned with “Sink or Swim,” a new track about facing challenges head on. While largely known for his sonically pleasing trap records, Metro is exploring a more alternative sound on this single. On “Sink or Swim” Metro shares: “You gotta realize where you want to be In life and that goes for anything, not just music. You gotta swim through the barriers and obstacles, you just gotta keep pushin
because the world won’t wait on you.”
Londoners L.A. PEACH share second EP offering ‘Power Trip’ | out today (Nov 11th)
Assuming the guise of a trashy 80’s house band, ‘Power Trip’ showcases the group’s slinky charisma, tireless hustle and stellar songwriting to sublime effect, and follows evocative EP lead single ‘Amateur’, arriving last month to welcome praise from the likes of DIY and The Independent, alongside early spins on the BBC 6 Music airwaves (Radcliffe & Maconie).
Ambient Duo SILENT SKIES Announces Luminescent Label Debut, “Nectar”, out February 4, 2022
Swedish-American ambient duo SILENT SKIES drifts off into Scandinavian melancholy and cinematic soundscapes with the release of their luminescent label debut, Nectar, out February 4, 2022 via Napalm Records. In 2017, the paths of the Swedish progressive band EVERGREY’s vocalist Tom S. Englund and multi-instrumentalist Vikram Shankar crossed fatefully. Both artists set themselves free from limitations to captivate their listener with a soulful ten-track offering, produced by Englund and Shankar themselves and mixed/mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios.
Duckwrth – “No Chill”
Following a wild stint at Paris Fashion Week, the latest offering sees the LA native layer snappy percussive elements amidst filtered guitar flourishes, a stylish track balanced by nostalgic frequencies – as Duckwrth explores the collective freedom we’re experiencing globally as we re-emerge from the global pandemic. Accompanied by a sophisticated visual, this sleek culmination of fashion and music will be sure to continue the attention around a singular artist developing a significant reputation across R&B and creative spheres.
New Music: El Dusty Connects with Anthony B on New Single “All The Girls”
Produced by El Dusty and his Miami counterpart Clips x Ahoy the new single was recorded at Produce Sound Studios and mixed by Latin Grammy all star Mariano Hererra. El Dusty comments, “This song is going to be nuts! It’s already a zumba hit and we can’t wait to get it out to the people!”
New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma release “Mona Lisa”; new song + video out today
The video stars lead singer Christie Simpson as the sole protagonist and illustrates the jubilation, claustrophobia, and mayhem of her months in lockdown in both the UK and New Zealand, having just moved back to her home country after making the fortuitous decision to pack her bags for London in the week prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. We see Simpson move into an apartment, make it her own, and lose her mind in the span of 3 minutes and 33 seconds. The entire video takes place in a single room, purpose-built by the band to match the single artwork for the song.
YUMI ZOUMA share sumptuous new cut ‘Mona Lisa’ | out Nov 11th via POLYVINYL
New Zealand alt-pop aficionados Yumi Zouma share sumptuous new cut ‘Mona Lisa’, set for release November 11th via Polyvinyl Records (Alvvays, Hazel English, Julia Jacklin).
“‘Mona Lisa’ came to us gradually over a long period of time – so it’s story has changed and shifted, developing new relevance with each new phase of our lives”, guitarist/vocalist Josh Burgess explained.
‘Cool Kids’ flips stereotypical teenage anxiety on its head – asserting that “all the cool kids peaked in high school”. Justus says, “‘Cool Kids’, just like ‘Bad Day’, started as just another studio session. It’s not a shot at any specific group of people; but more of a relatable story of the stereotypical, social hierarchy in school that made anyone ever feel insecure or naive.”
Proper. Sign to Father/Daughter, Release Bartees Strange-produced Single “Red, White and Blue”
Father/Daughter Records and Big Scary Monsters are thrilled to release a new single from Brooklyn trio Proper. today, titled “Red, White, & Blue”. The Bartees Strange-produced track is the first taste of an upcoming 2022 album from the band. The song marks Proper.’s first release on Father/Daughter Records, who have teamed up with Big Scary Monsters to co-release new music from the band.
Watch La Luz’s new video for “Metal Man”
On the heels of their critically acclaimed self titled release, La Luz have shared a video for their single “Metal Man.” Director Hamilton Boyce shares: “Since “Metal Man” is such a vivid and colorful song I wanted the video to be more of an extension or visual translation of the music than a standalone piece with the song as a backdrop. During the idea phase, I brought Kubrickian sci-fi, disco lighting, and 60s psychedelic visuals to the table. The band brought Warholian pop art and levity. The overlap I think fits perfectly with the themes and moods of the song.” You can watch the new video by clicking HERE.
LISTEN TO FLOWERKID’S DEBUT EP ‘EVERYONE HAS A BREAKING POINT’
The revelatory release is the natural culmination of flowerkid’s years of introspection and art-making. Featuring singles like ‘miss andry’, the gripping collaboration ‘It’s Happening Again’ with LA-based Australian-native KUCKA, the gut-wrenching ‘vodka orange juice’ and new songs ‘I Met The Devil At 4 Years Old’, ‘Take Two’ and ‘Why Bother’, Flynn’s uncompromising vulnerability and bare-souled approach is unmatched.
Brion Starr shares “The Butler;” LP out next Friday
NYC-based, art-rock auteur Brion Starr will be releasing his highly-anticipated new album A Night to Remember on November 19th, but today, he’s sharing the final single from the album, “The Butler.” The song and video serve as a finale of sorts to the epic odyssey of music videos for the album’s titular “night to remember.” Speaking on the album’s concept, Starr writes the album “…is a reflection on American sentimentality. The entire record is a film which takes place in one night.” Produced by the legendary sonic mastermind Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex, Sparks), A Night to Remember is Brion Starr evolving, discovering a new sound, a new way of writing and working with his favorite producer of all time.
TATE MCRAE RELEASES NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “feel like shit” TODAY
The single was written by Tate McRae, Russell Chell, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, and Victoria Zaro, produced by Chell, and co-produced by Jasper Harris. The music video which was directed by Sam Sulam, features contemporary movement and dance from Tate herself in her most choreographed music video to date. (watch here). “feel like shit” is the first song to be released from Tate’s debut album coming in 2022.
JAX RELEASES “I FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN”
Rising singer-songwriter Jax is embracing her inner child with her nostalgic new holiday anthem, “I Feel Like A Kid Again.” Written by Jax, Jordan Witzigreuter (Onlychild fka The Ready Set) and Cameron Walker-Wright (All Time Low, Sabrina Carpenter, We The Kings), the festive new song is driven by drumline snares and chiming bells that compliment Jax’s saccharine vocals.
BRKN LOVE Share “Dead Weight” Video — WATCH
Songwriter and frontman Justin Benlolo says, “We all had a moment in the last few years where we felt useless. There was nowhere to go and nothing to do. I had been sitting on this song idea, but I never knew what it meant to me until everything disappeared. What I had once felt as an angst-ridden teenager was coming back again and this song became a way to channel my inner dialogue.”
SoCal native and rural France resident Dylan Cox releases his second single, “Welcome” off of his upcoming debut EP, A Place to Meet. Dylan’s music is an intimate brand of indie folk influenced by his days surfing to escape a turbulent home life in San Clemente and his time working three jobs while studying philosophy and literature at UC Berkeley.
Volbeat Share Music Video For “Shotgun Blues”
The band recently also shared “Becoming,” the fourth song to be released from Servant Of The Mind. The song was preceded by “Shotgun Blues” and the “double barrel” of Summer songs released this past June: “Wait A Minute My Girl” and “Dagen Før (feat. Stine Bramsen),” the former of which became the band’s ninth number-one single on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
After releasing the thought-provoking and socio-politically themed video for their song “Wake Up” last year, Washington, DC’s Never Elected is back with a new video for their song “Where You Belong”. The video touches on yet another serious topic. This time dealing with the struggles of mental health, a topic that is taboo to discuss openly in many cultures.
Vocalist Sujit Kumar adds:
“Sometimes you don’t know what’s worse. The reality you escape, when you fall asleep, or the nightmares that you forcefully wake up from.”