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will hyde Delivers Powerful Visual EP ‘nothing ever changes.’
The 7-track EP includes previously released singles and corresponding music videos for ‘boy.’, ‘our neighbors.’, ‘fukced up.’, and ‘addicted’, and is accompanied by a stunning art film that finds the 22-year-old songwriter diving head on into the depths of his struggles with his own mental health. Told through sequential visual chapters, what results is a mature and captivating narrative story that only cements will’s future in the pop landscape and beyond.
Country Trio, Flat River Band, Create Moving and Magical Video for “Helplessly Hoping” From Recent Project, Sights and Sounds
Country and bluegrass trio of brothers, Flat River Band, have created a magical and moving video to promote, “Helplessly Hoping” previously recorded by Crosby, Stills, & Nash. The tune is included on the band’s recently released five-song EP, Sights and Sounds, by brothers Chad, Dennijo and Andy Sitze (collectively known as Flat River Band). Premieres throughout the day aired on Audidio, Aim Country Music Television, Center Stage Magazine and Nashville Country TV and are being featured on popular streaming and online platforms in upcoming weeks. The video was recorded, produced and edited by videographer, Mark Nicolosi, in a cave in Wrigley, Tennessee.
Acclaimed “Inuindie” pop star Beatrice Deer is a Montreal-based singer-songwriter. Half-Inuk and half-Mohawk, she was born and raised in Nunavik, Quebec, in the small village of Quaqtaq. Deer has put out six studio albums, including her newest release SHIFTING which is out today following tips at NPR, FLOOD, Uncut, Brooklyn Vegan, CBC Radio, Exclaim and more. Her Canadian Indigenous Music Award-winning songs are based on personal lyrics that blend indie rock and modern folk with traditional Inuit tales and throat singing.
GRAMMY Award-winning artist Burna Boy announces One Night In Space, a special Burna Boy concert, to take place at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden on April 28th, 2022. Burna Boy will be the first Nigerian artist to headline a concert at the iconic venue.
“‘Wooie,’ the place where I wanted to reach towards, when the confused, wizened reality of 2021 around me was sinking in more and more, some kind of invented city where Edenic stirrings met communal life. Seeking out the “woo” in astrology, tarot, Jungian dream analysis, the writings of Rudolf Steiner–what to others may seem like escapist jibber-jabber, but to me gave me a sense of magic and a horizon and depth. And oh, that beat I’d made on Ableton Push–I just had to have it throughout, urging me onward to that funky true place–and I just had to have Brijean play congas on it–and she did!”
Annabel Gutherz Shares ‘Loose Ends Sessions’ EP & Videos
Following on the heels of her debut album Loose Ends, Montreal-based singer & songwriter Annabel Gutherz is capping off the year with the release of ‘Loose Ends Sessions,’ featuring live renditions of “Checkmate,” “Barcelona,” and “Bloomer.” All 3 tracks are being released with accompanying in-studio videos.
Brazilian DJ/producer Cour T. releases his new EP, ‘Confined’ showcasing the 19 year old DJ’s funky yet smooth signature style in two highly addictive tracks. Under the mentorship of label boss, Claude VonStroke, ‘Confined’ marks the Dirtybird prodigy’s 6th release on the label.
The new song was written by Paul Hoffman who said “I want all the songs to be really close to my heart but sometimes when I’m a little detached there’s more freedom to explore the potential. I just loved this interval and all the chord flips that create tonal ambiguity. songs like this always become surprise favorites for me. somehow, free from emotional attachment, they become quintessential Greensky. this song feels like an example of an idea defined by a band. what once was simple, is now unique.”
Jennie Harluk Make Our Dream / Nightmare Date Come True In New Video “Just Like That” – OUT TODAY
Calgary-based artist Jennie Harluk takes us on a semi-eerie and playful date in her latest video “Just Like That”, out today. Directed by Jared Nichyporuk (Ruth B, The Last of Us, Heartland, etc.), the video is a crossover of Hollywood horror and screwball comedy where Harluk seems to go on a perfect dinner date.
Blue Lab Beats – “Motherland Journey (ft. Fela Kuti & KillBeatz)
One of the fastest-rising production duos in the world right now, with a Grammy nomination for their work on the Angelique Kidjo album Mother Nature, and a MOBO nomination for ‘Best Jazz Act’ in 2021 testament to their rise, Blue Lab Beats consists of producer NK-OK and multi-instrumentalist Mr DM. BLB have earned over 32 million streams, have played Glastonbury, and supported the likes of Roy Ayers and Thundercat.
LOST KINGS RELEASE IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME EP
Los Angeles based producers Lost Kings release their new EP It’s Not You, It’s Me today via Disruptor/RCA Records. The 8 track EP features two brand new tracks “Broken In All The Right Places” ft. Mod Sun and “PS I Love You” as well as their previously released tracks “Me, Myself, and Adderall,” “I Miss The Future,” “Oops I’m Sorry,” “Mountains,” “Runaway” and “Hurt.”
Pleasure Island Serve Up Debut Album | ‘Let’s’ Out Now
Let’s is the sound of what T. Rex’s Marc Bolan referred to as being a “Dandy In The Underworld” Here in are sounds that mirror the heady mix of glamor and seediness, bright light and dark corners, deafening roars and eerie quiet. Hit play and get ready to dive into the wonky world of this mojito-sipping, lounge-lizarding, bossa-beating, and undoubtedly unique New York City three-piece.
Singer-Songwriter Minnie Murphy Set to Release Spanish Version of Recent Single, “Get Over It,” titled “Superarlo”
Originally written by Minnie, Don Bedell, and Trafton Harvey, the Spanish version was translated by Kim Tate, a childhood friend of Minnie. Like “Get Over It,” “Superarlo” tells the story of a narrator who is reeling from a recent heartbreak as she does her best to find a way of moving forward.
RECORD HEAT (FKA SPIRIT ANIMAL) RELEASES NEW SINGLE “LEFT HAND CIGARETTE” TODAY
“Fleeting moments can make for the longest lasting memories: a glance exchanged; an unforgettable scent; the feeling of “what could have been.” With “Left Hand Cigarette” we tried to capture this in heartbreaking detail, down to the hand the subject was smoking with. We dreamt up our missed connection’s backstory and projected it onto the fattest distortion bass we could muster,” states Record Heat about the new track.
KORE ROZZIK Releases New Single “Vengeance Is Not Enough” via The Label Group
KORE ROZZIK released their new single “Vengeance Is Not Enough” via The Label Group today. The single is a nod to the band’s debut record Vengeance Overdrive.
“We jokingly said Vengeance was not enough so it’s the faux sequel of sorts” says the band. “It’s the bridge between the first record and what’s coming next.”
Malacoda Releases Visualizer Video For “Beaten Path”!
Malacoda adds – “Beaten Path is one of the coolest tracks we’ve released this year. It’s got the high energy kick right at the start of the song and we still get to be pretty dynamic as it carries on. We had an amazing guest keyboard solo from Gabriel Guardiola from Immortal Guardian as well. He really took this song to another level!”
BANKROL HAYDEN WANTS “NO DRAMA”
Bankrol Hayden is back and wants “No Drama” in his latest track. The single is produced by Jae Green (Justin Bieber, Machine Gun Kelly, DaBaby, Arizona Zervas), Jasper Harris (Jack Harlow, Roddy Ricch, Ty Dolla $ign, Juice WRLD) and Callan (Luh Kel, Drakeo The Ruler). It quickly follows “Come Through,” which features Lil Tecca. “Come Through” has received 15 million streams in the first six weeks of release and was recently added to Spotify’s flagship Rap playlist Rap Caviar (14m followers) in addition to Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist, Apple Music’s #OnRepeat and The Plug, Amazon’s Fresh Hip-Hop and more.
Emika shares last single of the year “Broken Pieces” feat. Anna Phoebe / Launches T-shirt collaboration
“Broken Pieces” featuring London-based violinist, composer and broadcaster Anna Phoebe, is taken from part two of Emika’s VEGA trilogy. This collection shifts between synths, minimalist piano, and pounding techno. The transcendental quality of Emika’s music is felt, from hypnotic and melodic and bringing awareness to the now. Preparing to let go of current attachments with vibrations in rhythms that happen on a grand scale, like seasonal changes and tidal patterns.
Stunning New Visuals – interiority, repetition, longing
Raina has recently been profiled by the New York Times, Complex, Wonderland Magazine, Under the Radar, Flood, Rolling Stone, NOTION, 1883 Magazine, The Wire Magazine, NPR, The FADER and many more.
Hard rock band, NEW MEDICINE, released their new single “Life Like This” via Imagen Records!
Formed in 2009, New Medicine delivers modern hard rock from the Minneapolis side of Minnesota’s Twin Cities. The quartet, consisting of singer/guitarist Jake Scherer (aka Jake Rose) bassist Matt Brady, guitarist Dan Garland, and drummer Ryan Guanzon, have a style that blends the drive of hard rock with the emotion of post-grunge with a hip hop flair, giving them a rowdy, slick sound that mixes equal parts swagger and sulkiness.
Electro Pop Outfit Safety Town Shares “Only A Dream” Single via PopWrapped
Today, Safety Town (the moniker of Chicago musician Jackson Davis) shares “Only A Dream,” the final single off his brand new LP, Fake It, which is out today via Earth Libraries.
Lowertown’s Avsha The Awesome Releases Solo EP on Dirty Hit
The deeply personal collection of songs explores the young artist’s feelings of trauma, loneliness, pain and acceptance. “This EP was written, recorded, and produced over the span of a month,” said Avsha. “After returning from a trip outside the country, I made an unconscious decision to dedicate myself to a character that allowed me to express feelings that I was having a large amount of difficulty dealing with. The EP was the music and emotions that I had felt that could only be expressed by creating a persona that cycled through emotions nonstop with no regard for the feelings that had passed. The music through the persona became therapeutic.”
POWER PALADIN Releases Fantasy-Driven Music Video For Second Single, “Kraven The Hunter;” New 7” EP Out Now On Atomic Fire Records
Whirling around the rather dark Icelandic heavy music scene with their highly positive tunes, newcomers POWER PALADIN have entered the second stage of the journey leading to the release of their debut album, With The Magic Of Windfyre Steel, set to see the light of day on January 7th, 2022 through Atomic Fire Records.
3 YEARS HOLLOW Release New Single “Breaking Sound” + Official Music Video
3 YEARS HOLLOW released their brand new single “Breaking Sound” to all major platforms via Imagen Records today along with the official music video.
“We are extremely excited to get new music out to our fans. We are grateful to be in a position where we are able to record and release music in a time where some artists are struggling more than ever. The song “Breaking Sound” is the most recent song we’ve written as a group and I’m definitely looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks!” -says the band’s lead vocalist, Jose Urquiza.
RZA and Flatbush Zombies Release “Plug Addicts” Today
RZA and the Flatbush Zombies have established themselves as staples of New York’s storied hip-hop scene. Today the old school and new school have finally collided, with the release of “Plug Addicts,” the first of two singles from RZA and the Zombies.
WATCH: ALT-POP SINGER-SONGWRITER KAJO RELEASES NEW VISUAL “SFO”
“SFO” is the third release from Kajo’s upcoming project “Cold Places”. The song and accompanying visuals were inspired by the film “The Princess Diaries”. On the surface, the song is about seeing someone you love as real-life royalty. However, Kajo started shooting the video last year deep into the pandemic and at the height of the coverage of attacks on Asian Americans. This was on the back of Kajo’s mind as he also took note of how there’s a privilege, flight in this case, and we need to take global responsibility to keep people safe. Listen to and watch “SFO” above and stay tuned for more from Kajo coming soon.
The Cribs Share New Single “Things Could Be Better” || Out Now on Sonic Blew / PIAS
Today, The Cribs– the band comprised of brothers Gary Jarman (bass, vocals), Ryan Jarman (guitar, vocals), and Ross Jarman (drums)– return with the fourth installment of their ‘Sonic Blew Singles Club’ titled “Things Could Be Better” b/w “Yellow Venus.”
Alongside the album release, the group’s new concert film Monsta X: The Dreaming hit theaters on Thursday, December 9, with additional screenings available on Saturday, December 11. Rolling Stone wrote, “The full-length movie will chronicle the journey of [Monsta X] over the last few years, with never-before-seen footage, new interviews with each of the members, and special performances of their biggest hits.” Monsta X: The Dreaming was released in South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan by CJ 4DPlex, and in all remaining global territories by Trafalgar Releasing.