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“New York feels a bit like a Rorschach test,” the band shares about the new track. “Everyone sees something different. This song and video are about what we see.” The music video premiered on DSCVRD yesterday, who wrote, “Blending emotional undertones with stadium sized choruses, the DC band’s latest offering, ‘Manhattan’ is the perfect track for the oncoming winter cold and early darkness of December.”
Matt Blais Releases New Single / Lyric Video for “Christmas Without You”
As Blais explains, his first holiday tune was four years in the making, born out of a melancholy moment during the holidays in 2017. “I feared I was about to lose someone I loved,” he recalls. “I sat at home, staring at the decorations, contemplating what it would be like to spend that Christmas without them. As I often do, I grabbed my guitar to help process those feelings.”
New Signing Luke Sital-Singh Shares Video For “Blind Missiles”; Watch Here
Today, the now LA-based creative releases “Blind Missiles,” the first track from his forthcoming album (details TBA) and follow-up to his acclaimed EP collaboration with a fellow artist (and labelmate) Old Sea Brigade, All The Ways You Sing In The Dark. Co-written with fellow British singer-songwriter Dan Croll, the indie-folk track is about isolation and looking for empathy in spaces of conflict.
SPILL TAB RELEASES NEW EP BONNIE
French-Korean-American artist spill tab releases her second EP Bonnie today, marked by two new singles including “Velcro” feat. Gus Dapperton. The six track EP features previous singles including “Grade A” feat. JAWNY, “Indecisive” feat. Tommy Genesis, “PISTOLWHIP” and “Anybody Else”, and is out now on Arista Records. It is completed by final track “en quatre”, which was produced in Paris with Myd and marinelli, with additional credits from Oscar Scheller. spill tab recently supported both Gus Dapperton and JAWNY on their North American tours, and was invited to feature on Metronony’s recent Posse EP via the track “Uneasy”.
HIP HOP ICONS STYLES P & HAVOC RELEASES “WRECKAGE MANNER” TODAY!!
What happens when you put two extraordinary Hip Hop Icons from New York together?! You get Wreckage Manner, the undeniable rap style and production of Styles P (The LOX) and Havoc (Mobb Deep), joining a solidified wordsmith who has consistently waved a flag for the streets and production that is a vessel to every street corner. The two are now gearing up to release their self-titled debut album Wreckage Manner today via MNRK Music Group. With amazing reception from the press and fans, the duo released the official video for the lead single “Nightmares 2 Dreams,” which was directed by WaveChange. The single encompasses their journey in the game and the hook relates to the life. “Nightmares 2 Dreams” is indicative of the feel of the entire album. Artistry and truth could not be a better narrative of hope for those who feel hopeless. Wreckage Manner is currently available on all digital platforms…Get it NOW!
JAGMAC Releases Holiday Single & Video “Wrapped Up”
“‘Wrapped Up’ is the perfect Christmas song to get you ‘wrapped up’ in the holiday spirit,” shares JAGMAC. “It’s a feel good, head boppin’ vibe that will make you want to cuddle up next to your loved ones when the big chorus drops. We can’t wait to hear everyone join us in the big chant, ‘I just wanna be wrapped up in you!’”
AMORPHIS Presents Music Video For New Digital Single, “The Moon;” Halo Preorders Now Available
AMORPHIS — who stands among Northern Europe’s leading dark metal acts, hitting #1 on the Finnish charts five times — has been captivating fans and critics for over thirty years with their melancholic, yet heavy soundscapes. After announcing their upcoming fourteenth studio album, Halo, set for release February 11th, 2022 through Atomic Fire Records last month, the sextet presents the world with the record’s first single, “The Moon.”
EMELINE SHARES FIERCELY HONEST NEW TRACK “WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A GIRL”
A deceptively breezy piece of noir-pop, “what it means to be a girl” arrives just ten days after EMELINE premiered the video for her recent single “this is how i learn to say no” — a massively inspiring anthem for setting boundaries and reclaiming your power. On “what it means to be a girl,” the Rhode Island-born singer/songwriter brings her captivating vocals to a candid account of her experience as a young woman in a dangerously toxic culture (sample lyric: “We’re living in a world/Where I get into clubs/Because I’m hot as fuck/But I don’t trust what’s in my cup”).
Ghost Town Remedy Share “Winnebago” Video
Music City goof punks Ghost Town Remedy today share the lyric video accompaniment to recent single “Winnebago” (released November 19th via Never Nude Records). The visual superimposes scrawled words over road and stage footage captured on the band’s recent southeastern US tour, as well as their pandemic-delayed Nashville release show for their 2020 album Dry Spell.
Joyner Lucas and Lil Durk join forces for “Rambo”
2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated independent rapper Joyner Lucas has announced today’s premiere of an incendiary new collaboration with chart-topping superstar Lil Durk. “Rambo (Feat. Lil Durk)” is available now via Lucas’ own Twenty Nine Music Group label at all DSPs and streaming services.
Teenage Pop/AC Recording Artist Valentina Releases New Single “Lifted Me”
The new single follows suit to reveal the eighteen-year-old as an accomplished stylist, songwriter and performer who is devoted to delivering music with heart and purpose, as introduced by her debut, “There’s No Stopping Me Now” (August 2021), an up-beat anthem empowering women and celebrating those who have overcome hardships. Characterized by her passion to lift listeners through simplistic, yet illustrative and thought-provoking lyrics and storylines, Valentina is passionate to make music with purpose. The current release, “Lifted Me,” is no exception; Valentina sings praises of love and light to celebrate the season…and the reason.
Volbeat’s Eighth Studio Album, Servant Of The Mind, Out Today Via Republic Records
Today, multi-platinum Danish band Volbeat release their eighth studio album, Servant Of The Mind, which Revolver calls “excellent… the darkest and heaviest Volbeat offering yet,” via Republic Records. For Servant of the Mind, the band, which consists of Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Jon Larsen (drums), Rob Caggiano (guitars) and Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass) took their signature heavy metal, psychobilly and punk ‘n’ roll sound up a notch while showcasing Poulsen’s keen ability for songwriting and storytelling.
Everything But The Everything release new single “In Love…Again (feat. Golden Plates)
Everything But The Everything, the moniker of Northern California songwriter Izzy the Gent, has dropped his latest single “In Love…Again” on all streaming platforms. The song premiered this week via MXDWN. In true form, Izzy invites his favorite musicians and vocalists to collaborate on each track, and for “In Love…Again” brought in acclaimed songwriter Golden Plates to lend his talent. Everything But The Everything (EBTE) is known for their energetic tracks with a new wave touch, including layers of synths, driving bass and new wave styled vocals.
Termanology + Ishan “Thankful” (produced by Nottz)
Termanology returns with the new single “Thankful” prod by Legendary Producer Nottz. The song features up and coming Boston Rapper Ishan. The soulful boom bap joint was released on all platforms with a music video on the way.
YXNG K.A UNVEILS LATEST SINGLE “LOVE ME”
Today, North Philadelphia rapper YXNG K.A. unveils his latest single “Love Me” (Double O/ Interscope Records). A melodic and soulful record, “Love Me” showcases heartfelt honesty and vulnerability, proving the range of musical ability from the young prodigy. The song is a musical love letter as YXNG K.A. raps “you a different breed, baby… I’m just tryna sweep you off your feet, baby” over a melancholic beat. The track comes alongside official music video, directed by TayyOfficial.
070 SHAKE RETURNS WITH “LOSE MY COOL”FEATURING NLE CHOPPA
Country music singer-songwriter Paige King Johnson proves that no amount of clever tricks and games can lure her into falling head over heels with the release of her music video for her latest single, “Baby Don’t.” Johnson is pictured holding on to an apple throughout the video, but unlike Eve, she doesn’t give in to taking a bite. The video shows how easily tempting it is to be blinded by charm, recognizing the lack of feelings involved. Directed by Pam Tillis and Whitney Wolanin, the video’s concept comes to life through over-the-top visuals, colors, and costumes. The “Baby Don’t” music video was premiered by Heartland TV and digitally by CMT.com, and both the single and acoustic version is available to download and stream on all digital platforms today!
SARAH MAE CHILTON RELEASES HOLIDAY SONG “MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING”
“I chose to release Merry Happy Everything, first and foremost, because I think it’s a great song,” Sarah Mae explains. “My friend and hit songwriter, Jan Buckingham, sent me Merry Happy Everything last winter during quarantine after she had put together the whole thing in the middle of the night. The whole Christmas/Holiday season is about giving to others, celebrating loved ones and being together. I want to approach my music like my life: I’ll always let myself cry from heartbreak, but never want to forget to be grateful and celebrate how beautiful it is to live.”
Today, Kramer shares his brand new LP, And the Wind Blew It All Away, out now via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings. This record is Kramer’s first solo LP of completely original material since 1998’s Songs From The Pink Death.
ALESSIA CARA RELEASES OFFICIAL “MAKE IT TO CHRISTMAS” VIDEO TODAY VIA DEF JAM
Milan Ring Releases Debut Album ‘I’m Feeling Hopeful’ || Out Today on Astral People Recordings / PIAS
I’m Feeling Hopeful explores the themes of love (for others and for the self), relationships, control, freedom, the critical mind, depression, desires and addiction from many different perspectives, all born “from my observations of the world around me and the world within,” says Milan. Threading together singles ‘Sydney Hue (feat. BLESSED)’, ‘Pick Me Up (feat. Jean Deaux)’, ‘BS (feat. Che Lingo)’ and ‘Hide With You,’ I’m Feeling Hopeful has garnered support from triple j, BBC Radio 1, COLORS, CLASH, NME and community radio stations around the country.
THOMAS THUNDER Releases New Metal Christmas Song: “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”
Are you ready to rock into the Holiday spirit? Well, Thomas Thunder’s rendition of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” will definitely fulfill all your heavy metal cravings. Written by a 14 year-old drumming prodigy, this song combines the classic Christmas melody with an epic progressive metal arrangement. Thomas is the mastermind behind writing this song, and shreds the drums with his double bass, killer drum fills and odd time signatures. Amazing musical guests include Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo; Dream Theater; Billy Idol) on keyboards, Ron Bumblefoot Thal (Sons of Apollo; Guns N’ Roses) on guitar, and Tony Franklin (The Firm; Jimmy Page) on bass.