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Baird shares “Darkness of the Night” via EQT (Masego, JPEGMAFIA)
Inspired by the storytelling perspective of legends like John Prine, “Darkness of the Night” is a more mellow offering than October’s “Easy On Them Turns” which made fans at Pigeons & Planes, KCRW, Ones To Watch, SPIN, and more. The track is written from the perspective of a woman leaving her husband, pulsed forward by a driving, addictive beat and playfully buoyant, textured melody. The video plays with time and space, leaving the watcher to figure out if Baird is running towards us or away from us.
TSHA & Mall Grab remix Model Man single ‘Don’t Cry’ ft. Hamzaa
Dance music favourites TSHA and Mall Grab feature on a new remix package for the Model Man single ‘Don’t Cry’ featuring East London artist Hamzaa, out today on Mahogany Records.
Kicking things off, TSHA delivers an enchanting, stripped-back rework of ‘Don’t Cry’ that accentuates the wistful piano melodies. In contrast, the Mall Grab remix sees the Aussie talent tap into his trademark upbeat electronica sound as he delivers a club workout steeped in emotion.
THE PULSE-ESCAPE METHOD Release “Homicide” On Streaming platforms
Toronto based progressive metal outfit THE PULSE-ESCAPE METHOD have released their debut single “Homicide” on all streaming platforms. Fusing heavy instrumentation with intense electronics, their debut jumps straight into the experimental.
Sarah Vaughan – Somewhere Over The Rainbow album has been released by Hindsight Records as part of their Reimagined Series. The project was produced by John F. Forbes with Thomas Gramuglia as Executive Producer. The Sentimental Pops Orchestra was conducted by John Forbes with Piano by Sir Roland Hanna, Drums added by Percy Brice and Richard Davis on Bass. Additional production was recorded, mixed and mastered by John Forbes at Forjam Studios. The project is being distributed by Select-O-Hits in both national and international markets.
Life in Beirut / Emotionally Charged New Deep House Single
“Makan” narrates the story about being forced to leave home for a better life and being torn apart from the feeling of having to leave or stay. Imad continues, “The past year living in Lebanon has been extremely tough, with constant blackouts, wifi crashes, fuel crisis, economic collapse, it was very challenging to keep productive and be inspired.”
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers Release New Video for “No Mistakes”
Acclaimed band Sarah Shook & The Disarmers have released the video for their new track “No Mistakes”, off their highly anticipated third album Nightroamer, out February 18th on Thirty Tigers. Nightroamer finds North Carolina-based group enhancing their sonic palette with infectious melodies and a tasteful infusion of elemental pop. Sarah Shook & The Disarmers has just announced additional spring tour dates.
Bria shares an official new video for their Lucinda Williams Cover of “Fruits Of My Labour”
Tomorrow, December 10th marks the physical release of Cuntry Covers Vol. 1, the debut from Toronto-based band Bria. This six-song EP of country classics features the standout covers “Green Rocky Road” (Karen Dalton), “Dreaming My Dreams With You” (Waylon Jennings) and “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” (The Walker Brothers.) To celebrate the physical release, the band has shared a new video for the famed Lucinda Williams song “Fruits of My Labour.”
Out Now // 3Smoke’s Paper Pabs & Bossman Birdie – ‘FUN’
3Smoke’s Paper Pabs and Bossman Birdie have joined forces for the release of their brand new fired-up single named, ‘FUN’. Accommodating a cinematic production that’s bursting with energy from the offset, Paper Pabs pierces through the beat with a powerful flow and self-assured bars, setting the tone for what’s yet to come. Later joined alongside Bossman Birdie, who in true form keeps it 100 throughout; the pair boast their musical chemistry in this wheel-up worthy street heater. Paired alongside a set of flashy visuals, we follow both emcees around a car park in a luxurious whip, enabling their bars to take centre stage. Although tapping in at just under 3 minutes long, ‘FUN’ is packed with an almighty punch!
CARV.R + Casey Desmond Team Up On “Struck”
“’Struck’ is what we consider to be the silver lining from a time when both Casey and I were going through the loss of friends,” shares CARV.R. “For me, ‘Struck’ became a reminder to always live life as fully as I can on my own terms because it is fleeting and fragile. Casey was able to direct the energy of her own loss in a positive way through her heart wrenching lyrics. I am grateful that her performance complimented my production beautifully and we were able to come together and transmute our experiences into this collaboration.”
INFECTED RAIN and Heidi Shepherd of BUTCHER BABIES Electrify on New Single “The Realm Of Chaos”
Moldovan progressive modern metal unit INFECTED RAIN have been turning heads in the metal world this fall with the next chapter of their metamorphosis – their otherworldly fifth album, Ecdysis, out January 7, 2022 via Napalm Records.
Jay Gudda Speaks On Revenge With New Video “Snake”
New England’s Jay Gudda touches on revenge with new video Snake. Co-produced by himself and Mertz, the Ventige Co directed visuals have him roaming the woods speaking to the difficulty of taking the high road and the regret that often follows retaliation. “Two wrongs don’t make a right, but does it make us even?” asks Jay. Check it out now on YouTube and your preferred digital streaming provider.
New video – Joe & The Anchor releases video for ‘Leaving You Now’
JATA about the video:
” We wanted to capture the same feeling in the video as the song and therefore kept the concept quite simple. Our singer, Joakim Rosenlund, is filmed in a stripped down environment, mostly in slow motion, to be able to capture how everything feels like it’s going in slow motion once you’re in a love crisis. The water symbolizes the unknown and the uncertainty about your future which you experience after a breakup. In the beginning of the video he barely touches the water but as the song goes on the wetter he gets, and in the climax of the song he “abandons his broken relationship” by throwing himself out in the unknown. ”
The Delines Share New Single + Video “Past The Shadows”
Today, the Portland, Oregon based country-soul group The Delines share the second single and video from their upcoming album, The Sea Drift, which will be released on February 11, 2022 via their new American label home Jealous Butcher Records. The new single, titled “Past The Shadows”, is a sultry and smoky ballad that wraps the heartbreak of its lyrical themes in a warm blanket of horn arrangements and tenderly played keys. The song is accompanied by a music video of the full band performing “Past The Shadows” in the studio, highlighting the rich backing instrumentation that serves as the bedrock for The Sea Drift as well as Amy Boone’s spellbinding vocal performance at the center of it all.
Syd Carter West Reveals Music Video for “The Ugly Truth”
Everything around me was falling apart in one way or another. Putting down the bottle for good was me surrendering. I was finally willing to wave the white flag and say “this has to stop.” I couldn’t live that way anymore; it wasn’t living, it was barely existing.
The emotionally raw ballad (written with Marty Martino and Ally Sou) deftly combining strings, vocal harmonies, and piano to heighten the conscious choice Tams made to move on from his past, a life changing decision.
Love, Growth & Acceptance // Hot Flash Heat Wave New Single
“‘Where I’m @’ is about love, growth, and the willingness to accept change. I think it’s an important song because part of any healthy relationship is a willingness to listen and try to meet the other’s needs better, and one of the greatest gifts someone can give you is seeing and working with you as you are, to work and grow together. It’s a personal story about a relationship that taught me a lot about myself – and ultimately the hardest lesson I had to learn as that relationship ended was to be alright being on my own rather than seeking solace from someone else. I was inspired by Stevie Wonder’s honest vulnerability in his music and the hopeful joyous feeling of true acceptance, which I felt from another and am working to feel toward myself.”
New Orleans, Louisiana sludge metal pioneers CROWBAR will release their long awaited new full-length, Zero And Below, March 4th, 2022 via MNRK Heavy! In celebration, today the band is pleased to unveil the record’s artwork, tracklisting, and first single/video, “Chemical Godz,” now playing at Revolver.
Streaming Now! Enter The World’s “Darkest Days” By Ottawa’s SINFUL WAYS
“Darkest Days” is a solid EP that blends melodic and thrashy elements along with three members sharing vocal duties, bassist Brad Lake doing cleans, drummer Dave Matlak doing main screams, and guitarist Frank Lahache on backing screams. The recording is an eighteen-minute exploration of war, anarchy, third world struggles, and mental health. Engaging fans with a mood-setting intro of crows, bells, and the wind, Sinful Ways lay a path into the opening track ‘Vow of the Devil’, a riffy, thrashy melodic vs. harsh experience. From there that band gets your fist-pumping with the anthemic ‘Bury The Hatchet’, which only gets you prepared for the perfectly titled ‘Manhattan’, an atomic bomb song solely written with a mosh pit in mind. To close out the EP, fans will experience ‘Pursuit’, the band’s most adventurous song that features an orchestral arrangement at the start before slamming into harmonized, sweep picking guitars.
BRYAN ADAMS RELEASES NEW SONG “KICK ASS”
“Kick Ass” begins with a John Cleese introductory sermon which sums up the song, there’s not enough rock and roll in the world…end of! More guitars, more drums, join hands…lets rock,” says Adams.
This EP wastes no time launching listeners into a flurry of emotion and hard-hitting rock that captivates the spirit and entices the ears. Revival consists of the singles, “Swallow Your Pride,” “Bad Blood,” and “Light of Hope” along with a new track, “Rock Bottom Blues.” High Street describes the latter as “an angry breakup song with a touch of optimism in the bridge.” The song doubles as a conduit for vocalist, Noxigen, and guitarist, Erik Findling to demonstrate the breadth of their musicality and undeniable chemistry. Combined with Nic Metaxas’s fluid bass and Brandon Nikales’ adrenaline-fueled drums, the ensemble operates like a well-oiled harmonious rock machine.