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Don Q Rolls the Dice in New “Slander” Video
Since returning to music after a three-year hiatus, BX’s own Don Q has yet to show any signs of slowing down. In just the past two months, the Highbridge the Label rapper has blessed listeners with the release of his latest solo project, Double Or Nothing, as well as five music videos, including “Slander,” which receives new visuals today. On the track, Don shows why he considers his misguided opposition as little more than a novelty while he focuses on maintaining his New York rap throne.
Wild Pink share ode to John Ross’ home state of “Florida”
In February Wild Pink released their LP, A Billion Little Lights, via Royal Mountain Records. The band’s third full length, the album has been the most critically acclaimed of their career, and among the most critically beloved releases of 2021, with Stereogum calling it “one of the prettiest rock records of the past decade,” while NY Mag/Vulture making the early declaration that it’s “the best rock record of 2021,” alongside further praise fro outlets like Pitchfork, NPR, Billboard, MTV, Uproxx, FADER, The AV Club and many others. Today, Wild Pink are sharing a new single called “Florida”, a song about leader John Ross’ home state. Perhaps the only song of 2021 to reference a Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen location, the song serves as a bookend to both a successful year for the band and, as Ross explains, to the A Billion Little Lights-period of Wild Pink.
Indie Rocker Waves That Stray Exposes the Vulnerability of Self-Reflection with Single “Inside My Head”
Behemoth’s Nergal Releases ME AND THAT MAN’s Third Single “Under the Spell” (ft. Mary Goore) + Official Music Video
ME AND THAT MAN and John Porter join forces again for the first time in four years!
About four years ago, the paths of Behemoth mastermind Adam Nergal Darski and guitarist & rock musician John Porter fatefully crossed. In great contrast to his previous career, Nergal joined forces with Porter to bring a whole new project to life: ME AND THAT MAN. After the first album, the two founding fathers parted ways, and Nergal went on to continue ME AND THAT MAN as a solo project featuring various prominent guest artists.
SEBASTIAN JAVIER UNVEILS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR HOLIDAY SINGLE “CHRISTMAS TIME”
New: Corrina Repp’s “I Luv The Valley OH!” (Xiu Xiu Cover) For Kill Rock Stars Comp
Following its world premiere on BBC Radio 1 as Clara Amfo’s “Hottest Record in The World”, Cassyette has released her brand new single ‘Behind Closed Doors’. Joining forces with fellow ‘grit pop’ and ‘Cultur Cult’ member Kid Brunswick, this explosive new single sees Cassyette and Brunswick unleash unhinged howls and killer screams as they tell the two sides to a gripping story of toxic unrequited love. Cassyette has also been announced as the support act for WILLOW’s sold-out headline show at Camden’s Electric Ballroom on 9th December.
New York Singer/Rapper Paris Bryant Shares Visual For “Overthinking”
Recently up-and-coming singer/rapper, Paris Bryant released his vulnerable track “Overthinking”— a melodic anthem that reflects upon a damaged romance. On the single he croons “I am so tired of the games…” — he sings with a fast-paced cadence that matches his racing thoughts and as the song goes on the lyrics intensify.
Nashville Outsider Music announces the digital release of “Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas Without You,” a new holiday single written and performed by recording artist Tom Schreck. Somber and nostalgic, the song reflects on the longing for the company of loved ones at the holidays — particularly relevant during the era of COVID protocols and social distance.
Industrial Band DI AUGER Drops Geopolitical Commentary With “Brave New World” Video
Canadian industrial act, DI AUGER has just unleashed their new video, a commentary on world-wide geopolitical issues called “Brave New World”. The concept for the “Brave New World” video was designed to capture the literal content of the song.
The message in the song is this: We are one people, one race and we exist to perpetually destroy ourselves and erase our existence from this planet. The song closes with the sarcastic view of our new collective mindfulness. Prove me and the next generation wrong.
Norah Jones meets Amy Winehouse: NPR featured
Zoe Berman is a Denver-based singer-songwriter. She accompanies her sultry vocals on the piano and guitar, often complemented by a hand-built suitcase drum played with her feet. Zoe “combines musicality and lyrical poeticism into a hypnotizing mélange of soul, Jazz, and americana music” to create a unique sonic experience that defies traditional genre classifications.
At The Gates Release New Music Video for “Cosmic Pessimism”
“’Cosmic Pessimism’ is one of the central tracks of the new record. Not only drawing the title from the Eugene Thacker book of the same name, the lyrics actually are written by Eugene himself. This is something I am very proud of, the collaboration with one of the central figures when it comes to modern day pessimism and the idea of how it correlates to cosmic horror. It is a suffocatingly strict and repetitive song, and it displays the mood of the lyrics brilliantly, in my opinion. AT THE GATES have always been fans of anything eclectic and extreme, and we are finally at a moment in our career where we feel comfortable lifting in some of these, more avantgarde influences within the at the gates trademark sound. Minimalistic neo classical influences here clash with the deutsche rock/”kraut” and no wave sounds that we love so much. The video is once again shot by Costin, our longtime collaborator, and, once again, he managed to add extra depth and texture to the music and lyrics,” states AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant about “Cosmic Pessimism”.
Matisyahu Fights Antisemitism w/Performance in Times Square
On Monday evening, Matisyahu wowed crowds in Times Square as the surprise musical guest at Shine A Light initiative’s Hanukkah menorah lighting and rally to fight antisemitism. The Grammy-nominated reggae/rap superstar performed three of his hits for an exuberant NYC crowd at the high profile event, which included speeches by New York Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio, and was emceed by Eboni K. Williams (Real Housewives of NYC.)
KRISTEENYOUNG Shares “Life Kills” Single + Music Video
Young shot and edited the video herself, and designed/made all props and wardrobe. Most of the video was shot at location, Renditions (beauty salon) on Highway 66 in St. Louis, Missouri in October 2021. Some footage was also shot at Magic Touch Auto Spa in Lodi, New Jersey.