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Poignant Xmas single ‘This Year’ from EWAN MACFARLANE!
As MacFarlane himself explains, “it sums up the year that faced us when covid struck and life changed in the blink of an eye. It’s about paying tribute to the unfortunate souls that have passed on, but also about coming together and helping each other out in ways both big and small. Tough as it’s been, it looks forward to a brighter future.”
Veteran & Politician Corey Stapleton Releases Second Single “The Pen”
Former Montana State Senator and Secretary of State, Corey Stapleton releases his second single, “The Pen”, to country audiences. Echoing the themes of the holiday season, Stapleton implores a message of hope. The song’s emotional lyrics speak honestly about the challenges of life and are paired with a memorable track featuring Stapleton’s vocal in the forefront, sweeping electric guitars, and powerful background vocals.
Music Submission: Ahmad McCown
It all started with a stereo, a keyboard, and a Georgia-born/Delaware-raised boy with a dream. The moment Ahmad was able to quote song lyrics as a toddler, he knew he found a new love; that new love was music. From that special day, Ahmad McCown was listening to the sounds of legends such as: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Luther Vandross. In addition to being introduced to these talented artists, McCown became heavily influenced by artists in the names of Tevin Campbell, Babyface, Boyz II Men, Musiq Soulchild, Donell Jones, and many others.
Fast-rising France-based producer DJ Mike Klaw has returned with his incredible new single, “WKND”. The release follows a series of successful singles from DJ Mike Klaw over the past year, such as “How I Act” and “Better”, which have helped him grow an impressive audience online as an independent artist. And “WKND”, one of his best releases to date, looks set to continue his exciting run and round out his 2021 in style.
Superchunk return in 2022 with new album Wild Loneliness, share Teenage Fanclub–assisted “Endless Summer”
“Endless Summer,” featuring the harmonies of Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley is the first single from the album and is out today. A limited-edition 7-inch single on yellow vinyl is shipping from the Merge warehouse now, and participating independent record shops will carry an exclusive translucent lime green edition starting Friday. The 7-inch contains a cover of The Glands’ “When I Laugh” (feat. William Tyler on guitar) as the B-side. Listen to “Endless Summer” alongside the lyric video below.
OSMANI GARCIA VIRAL 1 X LENIER LANZAN EL TEMA X VIDEO MUSICAL DIVERTIDO “PIZZA ARÉ”
“La Voz” de Cuba, Osmani Garcia se une al talentoso Lenier en el pegajoso tema y video musical “Pizza Aré”. El tema de doble sentido, habla de gozadera y pasarla bien en la Pizzería de una amiga que es Italiana, pero vive en hialeah. El concepto y composición del tema fue de ambos artistas que pusieron su granito de originalidad para el producto final.
ABYSMAL DAWN Unveils New EP, Shares First Single + Music Video
ABYSMAL DAWN frontman/founding member Charles Elliott comments, “The music for this track was recorded for ‘Phylogenesis,’ but we left it off the record. We thought it was a great song but we felt it didn’t quite fit into the flow of that album. The music shows a bit more of a slightly progressive and melodic side of the band, which we may explore more in the future. The lyrics were written during the pandemic and are inspired by the lore of the video game ‘Bloodborne.’
AEON STATION releases “Alpine Drive”… “The greatest indie rock record of 2021” (The Independent)
“‘Home’ was meant to represent a person, a place or feeling where we find ourselves at peace, are connected to the present and hopeful for the future,” says Kevin Whelan of Sub Pop recording artists’ Aeon Station about his new single “Alpine Drive.” Closing out his hotly-anticipated and critically-hailed debut album Observatory (release date: December 10, 2021) which UNCUT calls a “solo triumph (9/10)” and New York Times calls “the best music Whelan has ever made,” “Alpine Drive” is a poignant track that longs for a feeling of “home” appropriately concluding an album awash in emotion, reflection and melodies that were touchstones of his other band The Wrens. “I felt ‘Alpine Drive’ was the perfect song to end the album as it represents an end to a journey. The paths we walk on are unpredictable, complicated, and long but ultimately, we are all striving to find our way ‘home’.”
Fast-Rising Metalcore Powerhouse SETYØURSAILS Releases Second Single “Mirror” + Official Music Video
Just recently, German metalcore powerhouse SETYØURSAILS announced their second album and label debut, Nightfall, marking a riveting start with their first single, “Ghosts”, featuring Annisokay frontman Rudi Schwarzer. Today, the newcomers from Cologne are back with another unforgettable new song, “Mirror”, which will have fans of bands such as Bring Me The Horizon, Annisokay, Bad Omens, I Prevail and Wage War clamoring for more from this exciting new artist on the rise.
LARRY JUNE & CARDO SHARE NEW VIDEO
Larry June and Cardo have shared a new video for “Gas Station Run” from their latest mixtape Into The Late Night which received praise from Billboard, Spin, Complex, Revolt, etc. Directed by Lestyn Park, the music video shows June and his crew posted up at a local gas station – a common thing to do after a late night cruise. June is currently in the final leg of his sold out North American ‘Orange Print Pollstar’ Tour and has had a banner year culminating in NPR naming “Iced Coffee” from Orange Print LP as a top 100 song of the year.
CARMERIA Release BILLIE EILISH Cover Song “All the Good Girls Go to Hell”
The band’s vocalist, Jordan Von Grae, says of the release:
”We are very excited to be releasing this new single. A lot of the material from our debut full-length (Advenae) had been written and recorded by the end of 2019, and in the years since we’ve been working quite diligently behind the scenes, laying the groundwork for our second album. We’ve been working on developing our production process, and felt that a cover-single would be the perfect opportunity to experiment with our new team. Needless to say, we’re very pleased with how it’s turned out, and can’t wait to begin production on album two.”
Despite global circumstances halting the growth of many bands at the turn of the new decade, CARMERIA have shown that no obstacle is great enough to stop the momentum of Australia’s future symphonic metal powerhouse.
SLOW BURNING RAGE: Metal Injection Premieres “Dark Thunder…” Featuring Guests From Inter Arma, Municipal Waste, Windhand, And More; Album From Iron Reagan Drummer Nears Release Via Pax Aeternum
With the birth of SLOW BURNING RAGE, Parrish – here a multi-instrumentalist – is adamant that this not be considered a solo album, and with the list of contributors being what it is, one can see why. But through an expansive and eclectic set of influences and collaborators it stands as a testament to both his curatorial abilities and his unique ear for sonic world-building. As a concise statement of purpose that still manages to contain multitudes the album acts as a reminder to listeners that, in a world full of uninspired genre-molded imitators, the possibility for new and captivating approaches to sound still exists.
This Will Destroy You’s Chris Royal King & Christopher Tignor collab as Disassembler, new track out today
Via tape loops and synth vignettes sent from Los Angeles to New York City, sound artist and This Will Destroy You co-founder Christopher Royal King (AKA Symbol) teams with violinist and composer Christopher Tignor toward richly timbral, emotionally gripping works of spontaneity that unfurl immense sonic details with each replay while marrying West Coast outboard-ambient to studied East Coast modern classical, respectively.