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Assuming the guise of a trashy 80’s house band, ‘Welcome…’ marks the group’s first cumulative effort and showcases their slinky charisma, tireless hustle and stellar songwriting to sublime effect; with lead singles ‘Amateur’ and ‘Power Trip’ both attracting welcome praise from DIY, Under The Radar and The Independent, in addition to spins on the BBC 6 Music airwaves (Radcliffe & Maconie).
Range Media Alt pop duo recording artists, Beau today release their single “Dreamer” in partnership with Virgin Music Label & Artist Services.
“Dreamer” showcases the dynamic songwriting of Heather Goldin and Emma Jenney. Piano, guitar, bass, and drums drive the song forward as Heather’s vocals cut through to deliver her passionate lyrics. Impressive harmonies between the duo solidify the vocal performance and add yet another stirring element to the song.
TAMERA UNVEILS HER DEBUT EP ‘AFRODITE’ – “GOOD LOVE” FT. TAY IWAR MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW
An emotive exploration of love, life and her heritage, this powerful 5-track statement of her sonic self. Produced entirely by cultural mainstay produced by P2J (Wizkid, Beyonce, Snoh Aalegra), Afrodite sees Tamera hone and express her boundless curiosity and empathy for stories of love and humanity.
Jirias – ‘Steve Jobs’ | OUT NOW
New Jersey-born Palestinian-American musician Jirias has unveiled new hip-hop track ‘Steve Jobs’. The chilled rap track is taken from his recent 7-track offering ‘Dutiful Watch to the Zephyr’. The record showed off Jirias’ versatility as an artist, blending elements of meditative hip-hop, lo-fi beats and alternative R&B.
New single out today, “Tiempos Dificiles” (Hard Times)
“The pandemic took my old man and brought a lot of concern, uncertainty, anguish, anxiety, isolation, fear and fury. Alongside Mordisco and LUX, this is the last of three tracks I recorded in Buenos Aires while navigating the storm earlier this year.” Meola says. “Almost didn’t publish it because now we’re all in a better mood and would seem that the worst is behind us, but I listened to it again and thought it was important to remember. Grateful today for being in one piece, working, playing live again, looking ahead and strong enough to face whatever may come next.”
Belly Shares New “Flowers” Music Video
Inuindie artist Beatrice Deer shares “THE STORM” (ft members of Land of Talk, The Besnard Lakes, SUUNS)
Acclaimed “Inuindie” pop star, Beatrice Deer is today sharing her new single/video, “THE STORM.” The video features Keenan Simik Komaksiutiksak and comes directed by Robb Jamieson with the track arriving as the latest to be taken from Deer’s forthcoming album SHIFTING, out December 10. The Montreal-based singer-songwriter who is half-Inuk and half-Mohawk, born and raised in Nunavik, Quebec found support from Brooklyn Vegan, FLOOD, Exclaim, NPR and CBC with the first single, “HISTORY.”
Aesop Rock & Blockhead share “Flamingo Pink” video
Last week Aesop Rock and longtime ally Blockhead released Garbology, their first full length collaboration following decades of features across one another’s projects. Today they’ve shared a Rob Shaw-directed music video for album standout “Flamingo Pink,” with a visual treatment that metaphorically hones in on the album’s thematic backbone. “Garbology is defined as the study of the material discarded by a society to learn what it reveals about social or cultural patterns,” explains Aesop. “I find a lot of parallels between that and the idea of picking up the pieces after a loss or period of intense unrest, and seeing what’s really there.”
German Post-Rock Quintet THERE’S A LIGHT Releases New Single “Dark Clouds Behind, Bright Skies Ahead” + Official Music Video
Shortly after German post-rock/experimental quintet THERE’S A LIGHT signed a record deal with Napalm Records, the band announced their second album/label debut – f̶o̶r̶ ̶w̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶m̶a̶y̶ ̶I ̶h̶o̶pe̶? for what must we hope?, out December 10, 2021 – and lifted the lid on its first single “Elpis”. Fans of their atmospheric and multilayered post-rock can already take a further glimpse into the soundscapes of fo̶r̶ ̶w̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶m̶a̶y̶ ̶I ̶h̶o̶pe̶? for what must we hope? with the newly released single “Dark Clouds Behind, Bright Skies Ahead”, including a pure music video.
FOO FIGHTERS: “Love Dies Young” Video Written & Directed by Dave Grohl
Hailed by Rolling Stone as an “LP-ending ode to joy,” Foo Fighters’ “Love Dies Young” is now both the epic finale of Medicine at Midnight and the album’s newest single.
But wait there’s more… “Love Dies Young” makes an additional splash as the latest Foo Fighters’ video—one that definitely takes writer/director Dave Grohl and the FF team into uncharted waters, but don’t worry — America’s favorite coach Jason Sudeikis is on hand to make sure things go swimmingly.
Will Joseph Cook Shares Original Holiday Song “No Time To Be Alone”
UK artist Will Joseph Cook gets in the festive spirit as he shares his love for the holidays with new track “No Time To Be Alone.” A cozy, Christmassy invite to a lover to keep each other company on Christmas Eve, the track showcases Cook’s tender songwriting style and why Notion Magazine has called him “one of UK’s brightest young talents.”
“No Time To Be Alone” comes complete with a video directed by Will’s good friend – actor, filmmaker and Youtuber – Bertie Gilbert with whom Will collaborated with on the visuals for his 2020 album Something To Feel Good About.
Silverstein Release New Single “It’s Over”
On Silverstein’s visceral new single “It’s Over,” the legendary post-hardcore outfit deftly balance their core sound—an intensely dynamic mix of melody and aggression, rooted in the energy of punk and the unabashed earnestness of emo—with their natural growth as songwriters and evolving inspirations.
New Album from Cosmic Indie Pop Artist Nightshifts
Nightshifts is the recording project of Toronto based songwriter Andrew Oliver. He works his magic across vintage synths, groovy guitars and drum machines during late-night recording sessions to create soulful and cosmic pop tunes. Nightshifts delivers slow-building progressions of phased synthesizers and delay-coated guitars to create powerful atmospheres that feel close-at-home. The project is both exciting and complex with a fast-growing reputation for kaleidoscopic production and soulful songwriting. His music carries an underlying theme of imbalance and the challenge to stay present, with the musician confiding, “I very often get caught up thinking about past situations, and looking towards future ones. I write a lot about this imbalance. And ironically, the times I feel most in the moment are when I’m working on music.” Aiming to create music to teleport you to paradise, even if it’s just for three minutes, Nightshifts creates a space to both boogie and feel introspective, whilst learning and feeling something new with each and every turn.
Companion Share Debut Single/Video “How Could I Have Known”
“I started writing ‘How Could I Have Known’ at the beginning of my first autumn in northern Colorado,” explains Sophia. “I quickly learned that fall is a fleeting, beautifully short time in the mountains. It takes just a few blustery days for all the yellow aspen leaves to give way to bare trees, snowfall, and early sunsets. At the time, I was engaged to my now husband. He was dealing with some concerning medical issues, and I developed an over-awareness of how quickly I could never see him again. Having lost family members without warning in the past, I became anxiously aware that just as soon as he came into my life, he could leave it, too. Though this thought, at its core, is a very scary one, when I looked beyond the fear of losing something I held so dearly, I could see the incredible gift it is to have something to hold dear in the first place. I showed Jo the beginnings of the song, and we finished it together in an afternoon.”
BLIND CHANNEL DROPS NEW TRACK AND VIDEO FOR “WE ARE NO SAINTS”
“After our recent breakthrough, we faced a lot of demands from the music industry, the people around us and even from the government. All eyes on us, and not everybody’s happy with us shaking cages – musically or otherwise. Some people want us to be something we’re not in order to fit the concept of role models – national heroes. This song is our answer to those demands. We are a lot of things, but we are no saints,” states BLIND CHANNEL about the release.
Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen Are Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum | Band Releases “Tomorrow’s Screams” Video
The new video, shot by Lexie Moreland, finds bandmates Michael C. Hall, Matt Katz-Bohen and Peter Yanowitz trapped in a mental maze of clashing feelings as they walk through mundane acts that the camera exposes to be magically intriguing. Each occupy their own world and slowly begin to congregate toward a collective that is seemingly more settled with a prescribed sense of calm and comfort.
S.C.R.A.M.: The Sleeping Shaman Premieres “Oxidization Of Zirconium With Steam” Video From Cardinal Wyrm Vocalist’s Experimental Side Project; Split EP With GRIDFAILURE Out Now
S.C.R.A.M. (Safety Control Rod Axe Man) is the solo project of Oakland, California-based musician Pranjal Tiwari. Known for his work with the long-running cult doom metal band Cardinal Wyrm, with this project, Tiwari utilizes this project to create cinematic, experimental, ambient/electronic, and heavily instrumental passages. Utilizing tension and negative space to create immersive auras, he has released an EP (Sellafield Mox) and a full-length (America, The Ritual) as S.C.R.A.M. prior to this split with GRIDFAILURE.
Neal Francis shares new video for “Problems”; on tour now!
Chicago-based singer-songwriter-pianist Neal Francis has shared his new video for the song “Problems,” the latest single from his new album, In Plain Sight (ATO). In Plain Sight is Francis’ second album and it was mixed by GRAMMY® Award winner Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT). The hilarious and raucous clip, directed by Alec Basse and Max Moore, finds Francis singing on a microphone dropped down from the ceiling in a doctor’s office waiting room. As the walls close in on the disparate cast of characters, the dance party ensues.
IMPENDING DOOM: “New World Horror” Video From Long-Running Deathcore Unit Now Playing At HM Magazine; Hellbent EP Out Now On MNRK Heavy
IMPENDING DOOM today unveils a lyric video for “New World Horror.” Now playing at HM Magazine, the violent track comes by way of the band’s Hellbent EP, released late last month via MNRK Heavy on CD, LP, cassette, and digitally.
Colatura Share “We Run On Empty” Single + Video
Brooklyn’s Colatura today share the single “We Run On Empty”; a track that relays a steady, almost imperceptible, loss of identity that comes with finding oneself in a toxic relationship. Surf-soaked and spaciously brooding, “We Run On Empty” backs a subtle but increasing heaviness against Jennica Best and Meredith Lampe’s interweaving heady vocals, ultimately revealing Colatura at their most spine-tinglingly fragile.