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Tierra Whack Is Back With New EP ‘Pop?’
Just one week after she dropped her first EP of 2021, GRAMMY-nominated multi-hyphenate rapper, singer, songwriter and poet Tierra Whack is already back and doubling down on her momentum with a second EP, Pop?, out today (Dec. 9), exclusively on Interscope Records. To celebrate the release, the musical trendsetter will perform a sold-out concert at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever in Los Angeles tonight. In addition, Tierra also debuts a new music video today for the Pop? cut “Body of Water,” which reunites her with award-winning director Cat Solen, who also directed the videos for Tierra’s songs “Link” and “Unemployed,” and showcases her trademark creatively surreal visual approach that has garnered wide critical praise.
#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! PRESENTS: Beatking – “SDAB” feat. 2 Chainz and Juicy J [NEW VIDEO]
ENTERPRISE EARTH: Progressive Deathcore Practitioners Unveil “Legends Never Die” Visualizer; The Chosen Full-Length Nears Release Via MNRK Heavy
Progressive deathcore practitioners ENTERPRISE EARTH will release their anticipated new full-length, The Chosen, on January 14th, 2022 via MNRK Heavy, today unleashing their crushing third single, “Legends Never Die.”
With “Legends Never Die,” the band’s sprawling, forward-thinking approach to deathcore continues to progress in new directions. Dark and ravenous, the track will immediately resonate with listeners as it pays homage to the band’s older sound and boasts what made their previous record, Luciferous, so brutal.”
Ok Cowgirl Share Debut EP Via Atwood, Read Line of Best Fit Review + Northern Transmissions Feature, ‘Not My First Rodeo’ Out Now On All DSPs
Brooklyn-based dream rock outfit Ok Cowgirl share their highly anticipated debut EP, Not My First Rodeo. After gigging around New York City for years, building a name, reputation, and sizable following, the quartet is here to share their first record full of raw, vulnerable, and honest lyrics backed by scuzzy guitars and atmospheric synths.
YAQI is a pop artist that packs a serious punch. After making a name for herself overseas in China and winning ‘Best Original Song’ in the prestigious Chinese Music Awards, YAQI has made her way to Los Angeles to pursue her passion even further. Produced by Tadja, “I’m On It,” is an authentic anthem for self empowerment. The single depicts just how taxing it can be to take on all the tasks demanded of you every day, and still, it manages to get done. “‘Tryna be a goodie and a baddie that’s a lot, tryna be a model singer actress that’s a lot,’ that’s my real life,” YAQI explains of the lyrics.
‘IOD’ ft Lil Skies is deeply personal to Token, opening up about his own addiction struggles in the song. “This is the first time I’ve acknowledged it. Seeing my sister battling addiction scared me because I knew that could’ve been me. The album addresses my unhealthy habits & the things that led me there. With Lil Skies, you can always hear the pain behind the admittance. He was the perfect fit for ‘IOD.'”
Following the release of her new standalone single “Sharkbite” via Boom.Records, Brooklyn’s dirty pop girl group Sedona shares the song’s accompanying video directed by Madeline Leshner. The video brings to life the free and wild spirit that Sedona evokes and mirrors the song’s vulnerability and emotion expressed on the track, which premiered on FLAUNT. The adventurous dreamlike-nostalgia inducing visual follows Sedona as she runs free through the city, breaking away from a toxic relationship that continues to drain her energy.
STUNNA GAMBINO SHARES NEW SONG “MAN DOWN”
Years & Years Reveal Official Music Video For ‘Sweet Talker’ with Galantis
Years & Years & Galantis have today released a video for brand new single “Sweet Talker”. Years & Years’ highly-anticipated new album, ‘Night Call’, set for release January 7th via Interscope Records, also features the pulsating queer anthem “Crave”, “Starstruck” and more.
Indigenous Mexican American R&B bilingual songstress, FLORES, releases powerful single + visualizer “Fools Gold” produced by longtime collaborator, writer & producer Maths Time Joy (Mahalia, Gallant, Kevin Garrett, Sinead Harnett). “Fools Gold” is a melodic ode to abandoning love when it costs you more than you can afford. FLORES’ razor-sharp lyrics coupled with nostalgic R&B vocals tug on our heartstrings while further increasing the anticipation for her forthcoming project due in 2022.
Riiyoo & Lil Lee “Snake on Her” Music Service | @LilLee_Riiyoo
Riiyoo & Lil Lee of Sixx Entertainment are fresh off the release of their first full-length project to drop off the stand-out track, “Snake On Her.” The StarDustSzn and Wylo produced banger pays homage to the ladies. With a smooth delivery and mesmerizing hook, the duo over-deliver. Make sure to stay in tune with Riiyoo & Lil Lee as they prepare an onslaught for release in anticipation of their initial full-length project, “Untitled”.
If you want blood we got it! Canadian death metal gorehounds VHS are back with a new album of horror-inspired heaviness. This time, VHS plunge their fangs into vampire films with a full-length collection of nocturnal anthems called I Heard They Suck… Blood.
With songs based on vamp classics like The Lost Boys, Near Dark and The Monster Squad, the album will thrill death metal and horror fanatics alike. The album even features guest vocals from ghoulish allies Trevor Strnad (Black Dahlia Murder) and Dave Ingram (Benediction). While VHS mainly drinks their life-force from the rotten arteries of death metal, the album is a feeding frenzy of diverse riffs and bat-shit crazy ideas. Part Exhumed and Carcass, part KISS and AC/DC. Or maybe Pungent Stench and Impetigo cannibalizing a drunken skate punk. Sharpen your wooden stakes, because this album’s out for blood.
MORDOM: Decibel Magazine Streams Cry Of The Dying World From San Diego Death/Doom Duo; Record To See Release This Friday Via Transylvanian Recordings
Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Cry Of The Dying World, the impending new full-length from San Diego, California-based death/doom duo MORDOM. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release this Friday, December 10th via Transylvanian Recordings.
“Our videos are the other half of what we do and we have a lot of fun making them ourselves. The goal for this was to double down on the fun and make something that didn’t take itself too seriously (like those great Foo Fighters videos). We spent two days creating and filming chaos in our friends apartments and it will go down as the most fun we have had making a video so far. This video is meant to make you smile and laugh and feel good because after the year and a half we have all had that’s what we all (including this band) need.”
Following Small Stone Recordings’ recent release of their second LP, Black Harvest, Oviedo, Spain-based psychedelic blues rock trio GREEN DESERT WATER presents a new video for the song “Too Many Wizards,” through an exclusive premiere hosted by The Obelisk.
Inarguably GREEN DESERT WATER’s most cohesive, classic, and vibe-ready work yet, the follow-up to 2018’s critically lauded Solar Plexus is a sonic cauldron of heavy blues, psychedelia, and weighted riffery. Fans of La Chinga, Captain Beyond, Lord Fowl, Black Elephant, and the like pay heed.