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CANDLELIGHT RED released their new single “THE FLOOD” to all major platforms via IMAGEN RECORDS! This will be their first single off of their forthcoming EP, also titled THE FLOOD.
The Flood marks the band’s first release since 2013 and features Morgan Rose (Sevendust) producing as well as playing drums on the record. It was recorded by Jose Urquiza (3 Years Hollow), mixed by Jay Ruston & Jose Urquiza and mastered by Andy Van Dette.
“‘Light’ is exactly how I sound singing over the ragged edge of a much-needed meltdown,” reveals Brandon Phillips, mastermind behind electronic darkwave band MENSA DEATHSQUAD, about his latest single, out today. The longtime musician, songwriter, and member of bands The Gadjits, The Architects, and Other Americans, released a monstrous new full-length, Cyclist, earlier this year and is coming back with an emotional honesty that can’t be bargained with or swept under the rug – it demands to be known and it demands your surrender.
SURFBORT RELEASE ANIMATED ODE TO JUNK FOOD: “KILLED BY FOOD”
Surfbort are back with the junkiest of all junk food videos, “Killed by Food.” Animated by the wonder-duo Glendon & Isabella, vocalist Dani Miller vividly runs down the video inspiration: “In the video all the food products come alive and kill us! And we get destroyed by fast food chains and snacks! Our guitarist Matty is hooked on coffee so in ‘Killed by Food’ music video he dies of a tragic coffee overdose. And Sean is always eating Fritos and beans in the tour van. I die by Taco Bell which is appropriate because that is my weakness. I love Taco Bell. Nick and Kilgore die tragically by food, but honestly in real life they are smart with snacks. I see them eating lots of bananas in the tour van and nuts and oatmeal… boring!”
CALUM SCOTT PREMIERES SOUL-STIRRING VIDEO FOR “RISE”
Directed by Calum’s frequent collaborators UK duo Franklin & Marchetta, the video for “Rise” opens on Calum wandering by the ocean, then cuts to a visibly ill young woman in a bleak urban landscape. Tenderly portrayed by Hirst, the woman is accompanied by a nurse who guides her IV-equipped wheelchair outside to a landing, where she then takes in the glorious sky above her. In a poignant series of flashbacks, we watch as the still-vibrant woman playfully roams the beach with her husband and young children — a scene that becomes all the more potent as the timelines blur and Hirst’s character transports herself back to that very moment. As “Rise” builds to an unstoppable intensity, she removes her IV and opens her arms to the world, then suddenly transforms into a flock of birds in flight. From there, we see those same birds soaring above Calum at the seaside: an unforgettable image that perfectly captures the song’s spirit of courage, resilience, and irrepressible hope.
GENOCIDE PACT returns with their eponymous new full-length, set for release December 3rd via Relapse Records. In advance of its release, today Invisible Oranges is streaming latest single, “Deprive / Degrade.”
Ottawa’s SINFUL WAYS’ Music Video Tries To “Bury the Hatchet” From The World’s “Darkest Days”
Embracing thrash, groove, and metalcore, Ottawa, Canada’s Sinful Ways return in 2021 to unleash their sophomore EP “Darkest Days” on December 10th. The EP follows their debut 2019 EP “To Hell Tonight”, and 2020 stand-alone singles “Burst into Flames” plus “No Escape”.
Chicago’s The O’My’s & Alex Banin learn to let go on soulful new single “Realistic” — out now via ADA/Warner Music Group
The O’My’s have linked up with fellow Chicago-based artist Alex Banin for a raw, undeniable sound unique to the iconic cultural hub in all its beauty. With the assist from Banin, singer-guitarist Maceo Vidal-Haymes and multi-instrumentalist Nick Hennessey grapple with close relationships and learn to let go on the soulful new single “Realistic,” out now via ADA / Warner Music Group.
ERGHOLAE SOMPTATOR Release New Video
French black metal band ERGHOLAE SOMPTATOR have released a video for their track “Deviens”. The track is taken from their upcoming album Mille vertiges fondent sur les âmes vides which is out on November 26th via code666.
Long Island’s Metalcore Band DETACHMENT Return with Brutal New Single “Slug”
While most bands were crushed by the devastating impact Covid-19 had on the music industry, DETACHMENT brushed themselves off and got back to the studio to record their most successful song, “Work Horse”. After releasing their debut EP Gaslight in January of 2020, and hitting Top 10 on radio charts with bands such as Suicide Silence, Code Orange, and even Ozzy Osbourne, the future looked bright for the young hardcore band from Long Island NY. Unfortunately, their April tour to promote the EP was cancelled and they were left showless with nothing to do but write and record. DETACHMENT entered Westfall Studios, home to bands like Moon Tooth and Johnny Booth to record their crushing single, “Work Horse”, a song specifically about overcoming what life throws at you. To date, “Work Horse” has been streamed more than 65,000 times and the previous single, “Counter Charisma”, has had 45,000 streams.
New Single Out Now: London Mars – “Alexandria”
“Alexandria” is her debut release on Sadboy Records. Reflecting on how the smallest choices can have lasting effects, she mused over how different her life could have looked had she been named that instead. There’s a sense of acceptance throughout the song, that “Alexandria” is out there living her own carefree life in another dimension and London is here, living what feels like a very complicated life sometimes.
The Furniture Announce Self-Titled Debut Album, Share “Strom” Single + Video via Wonderland.
Today, new Spanish Prayers signees The Furniture (Michael Kuhl and Matthew Pierce) announce their forthcoming self-titled debut album, The Furniture (due 01/28/2022), alongside its lead single, “Strom.” The track also comes with an accompanying visual (by Philippe Leonard). Wonderland hosted the track’s premiere.
Captives unveil their furiously energetic new single ‘Villain’
For Melbourne punk-rock 5 piece Captives, 2021 has been a year of enduring long days in lockdown but fruitful in terms of recording and releasing new music. Today they unleash their blistering new single ‘Villain’, which attacks all your senses at once creating a raw and electrifying follow up to ‘Buried and Bones’.
Mrs. Henrys Drop Animated Video for “I Don’t Want To Let You Go”
San Diego rock n roll band Mrs. Henry has dropped a new music video, “I Don’t Want to Let You Go,” from their latest album Keep On Rising: Act 1. Being the first of its kind for the band, this animated music video ties in with the ultra sexualized reality theme of the song. “There is no taboo, all is equal, nothing is sacred, and everything we’ve ever known is subject to change with the wind,” explains guitarist Daniel Cervantes. The video was produced by Gabriel and MacKenzie Lageson / 49 Flys Productions. The band also announced their concert rendition of The Band’s The Last Waltz at Belly Up in Solano Beach, CA on November 28. Tickets are available on the venue’s website. Visit MrsHenry.com for more information.
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New Video From Willie Stratton
Willie Stratton picked up the guitar at age twelve and started writing songs soon after. A brief obsession with the banjo led to his first album, released in 2011, followed by his 2016 oddball alt country record, Della Rosa.
Stratton has now landed firmly on an old time country vibe with strong contemporary lyrics and a smooth baritone vocal, reminiscent of Roy Orbison.
Pi’erre Bourne Shares Joint Video For “Couch” And His Hit Track “Drunk And Nasty Ft. Sharc”
Today marks the release of Pi’erre Bourne’s joint video for “Couch” and “Drunk And Nasty ft. Sharc.” The vibrant visual directed by long-time collaborator Hidji Films, with the help of SossHouse, shows Pi’erre alternating between worlds that help boldly illustrate both tracks.