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SUBWAY TO SALLY Reveals New Version of Classic Track “So Rot” + Official Music Video
Co-founders of the German medieval rock movement SUBWAY TO SALLY celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit album, Herzblut, which has reached more than 6.3 million streams on Spotify alone, with an epic reissue of their song “So Rot” alongside an atmospheric music video! Throughout their nearly 30-year career, the formation from Potsdam has recorded 13 studio albums, performed at over 1600 concerts worldwide and toured numerous times at the biggest metal & rock festivals such as Rock am Ring, Greenfield, Nova Rock and Wacken Open Air, where they stood on stage as proud record-keepers more times than any other band in the world!
With the release of “Burn Me” just a month ago, Divided Heaven is following it up with another new single titled “Beginning of the End” from their forthcoming album, Oblivion. “Beginning of the End” is a quick and bouncy rocker in the vein of Green Day and it was produced by the one and only Frank Turner. That’s right, this is one of the first production credits to Frank’s name and he really hit it out of the park. “It’s a simple, quietly brutal pop song with dirt under its fingernails.” – Frank Turner.
Nashville-based “anti-country” country artist Lou Ridley has officially released her highly anticipated sophomore EP Angel/Outlaw today. The six-track project explores the universally relatable struggle of heartache and the extreme strength it takes to overcome them while feeling stuck. Led by the release of the intro “Hellfire” and first single “Delivered,” the EP also features a ChopNotSlop remix by Texas Legend DJ Candlestick.
Icelandic singer-songwriter Arny Margret makes her eagerly anticipated debut today with single “intertwined,” out now via One Little Independent Records. Having spent the last few years honing her graceful, emotive acoustics and age-defying lyricism and delivery, she arrives amongst no small amount of local buzz, fresh from playing Iceland Airwaves’ ‘Live from Reykjavík’ event alongside artists including John Grant, Ásgeir, GDRN and more.
Viral Alt Pop – Gabe James New EP!
Gabe James is a 20 year old alternative pop singer, born and raised in Colorado. A master guitar player who writes and produces his own music, he recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music full time (with the occasional influencer party at a Hollywood Hills McMansion) and has been dedicating his time to focus on developing his sound. Influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Chet Faker, John Mayer, Coldplay and The 1975, James’ songs dance delicately between poetic, singer-songwriter, folk music and infectious, dance-worthy alt pop.
Just in time for the holidays, the Alabama-born LA-based multidisciplinary artist Whitmer Thomas is sharing an extended version of his single “Big Baby Christmas,” the holiday version of “Big Baby,” his minor viral hit of 2020, and is out today worldwide on all DSPs from Hardly Art.
Thomas says of the track, “Christmas is for the babies. Brought you by the elves. Please enjoy the full-length version of Big Baby Christmas. Slappy do to you!”
NATE SMITH DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “I DON’T WANNA GO TO HEAVEN”
Sony Music Nashville newcomer Nate Smith debuted an official music video for his latest track “I Don’t Wanna Go To Heaven” last night.
Written by Nate and Daniel Fernandez, “I Don’t Wanna Go To Heaven” made waves upon its release last month, collecting over 2 million total on-demand streams in its first week. The song went viral on TikTok after he first posted a clip of it in September, and has since amassed over 3.5 million views, 550k likes, and 30k fan video creations on the platform.
Tasha Shares Video For “Bed Song 1”
Speaking on the video, Tasha says: “Stella and I were partially inspired by Carrie Mae Weems’ “Kitchen Table Series” for some of the imagery in this video, and the intimate way those tableaus tell stories of womanhood, solitude, and home space. We chose to shoot in 35mm film both because of Stella’s expertise with the medium, as well as the gentleness and comfort that format emits. Paired with the song, this video follows a story of missing, longing, and self-fulfillment.”
“take my time” finds seiji expanding his sound as he distills and blends the essence of the Bay with his melodic flow, heartfelt lyricism, and sonic production. He seamlessly weaves through pop, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences, making him a standout artist and one to watch amongst his peers within the alt-R&B world. seiji represents a movement pushing forth a generation of today’s youth straddling multiple cultures and worlds. His music serves as a meditative exploration and score for the lives and experiences of kids like him (us) who reside outside the box.
Listen to “take my time” below and stay tuned for more news to come from seiji oda.
Princess Wiko is “the story of a young woman of noble birth forced to betray her heart and marry a man she hardly knows, all the while going down the slow path of self discovery,” and “Last To Bloom” is the final chapter of her story. “It’s about self-actualisation during what seems to be the end of the world,” explains FPA. “The rebirth of Princess Wiko has come, but nobody is left to witness, and nothing surrounds her but death and ash. ‘The leaves are all but wilted, all but gone.’” Written and recorded mainly in FPA’s bedroom over quarantine, the album introduces the work of a master daydreamer, and her songs have seen praise from The New York Times (‘Playlist’), NPR Music (‘#NowPlaying’), Bandcamp Daily, WNYC’s New Sounds, Consequence, FLOOD Magazine, and more
Watch Kids On A Crime Spree’s “All Things Fade” video via Raven Sings The Blues; new LP due 1/21 via Slumberland Records
Fall In Love Not In Line is out on 1/21 via Slumberland Records. Regarding the new single, Raven Sings The Blues stated Kids On A Crime Spree “split the seed between garage-greased power pop’s latter day fizz and the indie pop well that’s long been their source of inspiration.”
ALISON WONDERLAND SHARES NEW SINGLE “FUCK U LOVE U”
Excitement hit fever pitch after Alison teased the track at her multi-night sold out Red Rocks shows and her 80,000 strong performance at Lollapalooza. “Fuck U Love U,” inspired by the sounds of Kanye and Whyte Fang, is a soaring and spiritual track which highlights themes of polarity and duality of man as Alison sings of her journey through the music industry.
Hip Hop Icon, Khujo Goodie, Releases Hard Hitting New Single “Boy Stop”
Khujo Goodie has been part of the Atlanta Hip Hop scene since day one. He cut his teeth with the legendary Goodie Mob, continued to collaborate with T-Mo in their group, The Lumberjacks, and mixed things up with OutKast in Dungeon Family. Now back with another solo joint, “Boy Stop”, Khujo showcases his free-flowing rhymes and unmistakable voice.
Bubbly alt/pop – New Single Reminiscent of Ingrid Michaelson
Raye Robinson is an indie alt/pop artist based in Los Angeles. Through honest songwriting and relatable themes, the born and bred SoCal artist creates a fresh and intoxicating sound, emitting an innocence and dreaminess that whisks you away to a fantasy land. Having previously performed in bands, her time alone during the pandemic allowed the artist to dive into herself as well as her music and uncovered her love for taking creative control over her sound. Produced by Rob Auerbach, out of his DIY garage studio, Robinson’s upcoming music emits a spunky, fun, laidback and feel good vibe that keeps pulling you back for more.
David Jameson’s Rollicking Long-Haul Adventure Tune “Ballin’ the Jack” Out Now
Even a wildly experienced songwriter and traveler like David Jameson needs to tap into outside inspiration from time to time, and on his brand new single, “Ballin’ the Jack,” it was a conversation with his long-haul truck-driving uncle that lit the spark. Taking the form of an out-of-control semi-truck—both lyrically and musically—“Ballin’ the Jack” uses imagery lifted directly from that conversation to tell a tale of a person living out of control.