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FOSTERMOTHER: crushing new video “Sunday” available!
Magnetic Houston-based doom and fuzz metal trio FOSTERMOTHER shares a second video taken from their upcoming new album ‘The Ocean’, out February 18th on Ripple Music. Get instantly crushed by “Sunday” right now!
Hot on the heels of their 2020 self-titled debut, the band returns with a massive-sounding 7-tracker that cranks it up on all levels: darker, fuzzier, more rumbling and melodic than ever, as proven by their latest “Hedonist” video. With catchy indie rock-tinged vocals, hints of keys, and an uncompromising will to drag the listener into the darkest corners of the human soul, ‘The Ocean’ swallows anyone who joins this highly rewarding sonic experience.
NEWS: Tom Freund covers Graham Parker’s ‘Disney’s America,’ out now on digital platforms. Previews forthcoming album due next year.
Says Freund, “To me the song asks, “Where did America go wrong? … It’s a song for a lost Virginia and nation, one consumed with money, brands and division”: ‘Where we drifted apart like runoff into the Chesapeake Bay.’ Singing about it might bring hope and awareness for a better, more connected and conscious America.”
Soulful Chicago-based alt-R&B act The O’My’s persevere through love and loss on new EP No Swimming out now via ADA / Warner Music Group. Each song unpacks the complexity of life’s highs and lows through the lens of Maceo Vidal-Haymes and Nick Hennessey’s personal experiences living in isolation and learning from one another. Inspired by the arts and music that has shaped them, the duo manifested each track on the project in their newly built studio during the pandemic. With community at the forefront of everything they do, the EP captures the heart and strength of their beloved city like no other. While a nod to the various tokens of their hometown, they’re able to provide a comforting universal message for listeners anywhere in the world.
OUT NOW: Grammy Award-winning Artist Olovson Shares ‘Epilogue’
The neo-classical artist has previously received airwave support from BBC Radio Cymru (sitting in for Huw Stephens), BBC Radio 6’s Nemone, (sitting in for Shaun Keaveny) and Planet Radio’s Scala Radio’s Alexis French among others.
Arriving eight months after the release of her acclaimed sophomore album, “Útera,” Argentinian artist Kaleema (aka Heidi Lewandowski) returns, tapping collaborator and label-mate El Búho for an ethereal cumbia flip of “Invoco.” Reeling back the original’s bouncy tempo, El Búho (aka Robin Perkins) leans into the track’s Andean instrumentation and rich textures alongside classic Búho touches that take “Invoco” to late-night dancefloor territories. The remix is a fitting finale to an album that saw support from the likes of Remezcla, Brooklyn Vegan, Worldwide FM, and KEXP. The song is also included on the vinyl release of “Útera,” which arrives mid-November.
#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Presents: Big Yavo – “No Pen 2” [New Video]
Check Out BOURBON HOUSE Official Music Video for Sultry New Single, “I Got Trouble”!
Heavy Blues Rock band BOURBON HOUSE has released the official music video for their single, “I Got Trouble.” Directed and produced by Jocelyne Berumen, “I Got Trouble” is off of the band’s third studio album, Into The Red, which is out now on PACgroove Records.
“We basically got to time travel for a day with the making of the “I Got Trouble” video. Remember when you used to go to a theater and dress all fancy and watch a fancy show and smoke fancy cigarettes? Neither do we, but we wish we did.” – BOURBON HOUSE
Flash E Williams “Gimme Me” Lyric Video | @geecheeflash
The Cool Crew proudly presents Flash E. Williams. The South Carolina native is awaiting the official release of his latest offering, “Gimme Me” produced by Chevy Marino. He jumps right in to deliver a powerful message to his people, telling them it’s time to take back what is rightfully ours by any means. Press play and learn the lyrics as we await for the single to be delivered to all digital outlets.
#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! OTF Presents: Noza Jordan – “Day Ones” [New Video]
Snøw Faces His Issues Head On In New Lo-Fi Single “Another Lie” – Out Now
Salem artist Snøw masters the art of tough love towards himself in new single “Another Lie” out now via Amuse. Co-produced with Skinny Atlas, the slow-burning piece is weaved with lambent guitar chords and smooth, humming vocals that are attuned to his desire to accept his inner battles and weakness rather than masquerading them. “I don’t wanna speak another lie no / Tell me aren’t you tired of lying saying you fine huh?” he chants. Hopscotching between frustration and hope, the track exudes a laidback moodiness where Snøw prosaically breaks the self-saboteuristic pattern of denying one’s own reality. With “Another Lie”, he channels his yearning to be closer to the truth while also acknowledging the burdens that come with it.
DEATH ON FIRE Premiere New Single “Slave” At Decibel
Midwest death metal outfit DEATH ON FIRE present their new single “Slave”, via Decibel Magazine, landing ahead of their 2022 album Burial Hymns.
The band comments:
“Slave deals with the struggles of depression, addiction, and self hate. It is a hard look back at life and a reminder of the decisions we face and the impacts they have on others”
Royal Blood, Elbow and Nothing But Thieves sounds channelled on new video from Black Pines
Black Pines channel Royal Blood, Elbow and Nothing But Thieves to name a few and are about to land with their new single ‘Chains’ on Friday 5th November. Originating from Essex, the 5 piece are back with a promise of a new EP in 2022 with ‘Chains’ the first taste of what’s to come.
Rising Harlem-born R&B artist Journey Montana keeps the momentum up with the release of her new music video “Bad Girl,” featuring Quality Control signee Metro Marrs. The irresistible, eye-catching new visual is out now via YouTube here. Last week, Journey released the audio to “Bad Girl” accompanied with another new single “Good Girl.” Available everywhere today on all music platforms, both tracks pull back the curtains to Journey’s sensational artistic state of mind as she deep dives into aspects of vulnerability and openness that propels her to an on-the-rise status of stardom.
“Wishing I Was Wrong” tells the relatable story of a relationship reaching its predictable end. The track reflects on the idea that people change and don’t always grow together. “Wishing I Was Wrong” describes two people who are experiencing a relationship evolving to point where they are left wishing they could become different people for each other. Distributed by OneRPM, the single was written by Guthrie alongside country artists Adam Hambrick and Jessica Roadcap.
Livia and the Rosebuds Give A Deeply Personal Song of Overcoming Addiction
“I wrote close to perfect while I was out in rehab in California. This song means a lot to me because in the lyrics I tried to embrace all of the things that were selfish about myself. It was meant to be kind of satirical towards myself because I wanted to overcome all of my selfish thoughts and move past them. I spent so many years ignoring or denying the fact that I had played a part in friendships and relationships that had fallen apart. I wanted all of the pain I felt from losing people to just go away. While I was in California I realized that I really did play a part in those relationships I had lost. I was mad at first and wanted to deny it. With time I realized that I needed to forgive everyone. And that I needed to forgive myself. That’s where close to perfect came from. I was finally accepting who I was and who I was trying to become.”
APOLINARA Release New Single “Shadows And Signs”
Symphonic gothic metal artist APOLINARA offers the haunting new single “Shadows and Signs”. Raised in Ukraine and now based in the USA, APOLINARA draws inspiration from her travels and delivers a powerful message about facing the endless fight with inner demons.
“I feel nervous but happy to release a new single “Shadows and Signs”. It’s an important first step of taking a listener on a journey to my upcoming debut album that will be released under the same name Shadows and Signs”.
The new release delivers ethereal vocals soaring above heavy driving instrumentation, while intricate orchestral melodies weave among the distorted guitars elevating the sound. “Shadows and Signs” is a tantalising taste of what is to come from APOLINARA.
Psychedelic doom metal band THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON have premiered their new song “Return to Earth” via Doomed & Stoned.
The band comments “We are incredibly excited to release the first single off our new album,” says the band. “Return To Earth is the perfect song to showcase our new sound. After wood shedding through the worst of the pandemic we are very proud of the work we have accomplished. This song is the first of many new exciting adventures. Climb aboard and strap yourself in. We are about to blast off!”
Andrekza Releases Emo Reggae Pop Record “Miedo”
Venezuelan artist and creative director Andrekza [An•DRECK•sa], releases emo reggae-pop record “Miedo” via Dim Mak En Fuego. The track produced by Richy Peña, is an ode to fear and the strength of letting go of a relationship that served its time. “I wrote this song when I was heartbroken,” says the songstress, “it’s a really special song to me because it makes us think and be conscious of what relationships we deserve.”