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Since going viral on New Year’s Eve across TikTok and streaming platforms, Belters Only’s first single ‘Make Me Feel Good’ feat. Jazzy has already started its ascent in dominating our soundwaves for the foreseeable, and is rapidly rising through the charts with no plans of slowing down.
Watch Kids On A Crime Spree’s new “Goods Get Got” video; ‘Fall In Love Not In Line’ is due 1/21 via Slumberland
Good news, everyone! Kids On A Crime Spree are set to release a new record on Slumberland this coming winter. It’s been over a decade since We Love You So Bad was released, the Bay Area indie band’s ephemeral debut EP on Slumberland. Since then Kids On A Crime Spree have released a handful of solid noise-pop singles — “Creep The Creeps” in 2013, and two 7″ splits with Burnt Palms and Terry Malts in 2016 and 2017, respectively. All short, punchy, and to-the-point releases.
His latest single “Why Pretend” is about the moment we acknowledge when a relationship is coming to a conclusion instead of pretending everything is fine, so that both people can begin a new chapter on separate paths. Graeme adds, “Sometimes we grow in different directions. Sometimes we get caught in a loop of wondering “if I had just… would they have… could it have all turned out differently?” and other unanswerable questions.”
FOSTERMOTHER: watch new “Seasons” video now!
Houston magnetic and melodic doom metal purveyors FOSTERMOTHER present a third excerpt taken from their upcoming new album ‘The Ocean’, to be issued on February 18th through Ripple Music.
London Based Electronic Pop Singer-Songwriter Sofi Vonn Recently Released Her Debut EP That Was A Close Call
London based New York born electronic pop singer-songwriter Sofi Vonn recently released her debut EP That Was A Close Call on December 17th following an exclusive premiere/interview with LADYGUNN. Sofi’s deep lyrics and light melodies create a set of contradictions that somehow fit together perfectly to tell a relatable narrative of youth. With her exceptional voice, she deftly expresses emotions and opinions on society, love, sexuality, and all the other things that everyone goes through. Vonn’s music draws from her personal experiences which have taken her across the world and back several times. In the build up to the release of her debut EP Sofi premiered a handful of singles off the EP with outlets like Hollywood Life, Queerty, Wonderland Magazine, and more!
Zeds Dead x Subtronics Come Together for Big New Track “Gassed Up feat. Flowdan”
Zeds Dead and Subtronics have teamed up for yet another collaboration – Gassed Up – the latest from Subtronic’s forthcoming album FRACTALS. The trio have also tapped UK grime rapper Flowdan for an adrenaline-inducing verse, injecting energy into the track pre-drop before all hell breaks loose.
Atlanta Nightlife Inspired // The Black Bieber // Dual Singles
In “Still Got It”, KeeZY examines the intense and long standing hustle and self assurance that is required for artists to achieve success. The track features a raw, gritty and fierce flow complete with a catchy hook highlighting the silver lining that is prosperity. With deep electronic-drenched rousing beats and penetrating bass, “Still Got It” is a swagger-filled party anthem. While in “I Miss You”, KeeZY crafts a relatable romantic slow-burned pop meets alt R&B single. The track was “inspired by an overwhelming feeling of a long distance relationship. Building anticipation that you can’t really act on for the time being,” confides KeeZY. With soulful rhythms evoking a heightened sense of yearning and lust, over a colorful kaleidoscope of beats, “I Miss You” thrills with relatability.
Vancouver’s hyperpop duo BIG KILL release “SAAB 900”, their second single from their debut mixtape in February. “SAAB 900” is front loaded with shallow glamour. The rev of an engine. Your first car. The song morphs into what’s underneath, thoughts of self destruction and loneliness. It epitomizes what makes Big Kill so special and unique; a combination of experimental energy and pop-forward elements that go zero to one hundred in a matter of seconds before coming back down to a smooth cruising speed. “SAAB 900” is an instant hyperpop banger – off-kilter, packed with dramatic dynamics, experimental melodies and earworms.
CHARGER has premiered their music video for “Rolling Through The Night” over at Revolver – which is the first single from their highly anticipated new record Warhorse. The incredible animated video was created by Ben Clarkson (Jimkata, Death Angel). The album, along with bundles, new merch, and a limited edition 7”, are now available for pre-order on Pirates Press Records’ webstore and will be available in local record stores on March 18th, 2022.
Swiss apocalyptic post-metal act ABRAHAM today unveils their video for “Verminvisible.” Now playing at BrooklynVegan, the track comes by way of the band’s impending new full-length, Debris de Mondes Perdus, set for release February 25th via Pelagic Records!
Notes the band of the track, “‘Verminvisible’ is about using infused bitter plants to try and communicate with your natural environment. In this case, it turns out pretty bad. The whole album is based on a text by Russian author Mira Neberlova. We love what our filmmaker, Al Gutierrez, has done with these projections. It is both dark and beautiful.”
“There’s no hyperbole that could adequately describe the sheer sensory assault. It evoked the scale of post rock experiments such as the Boredoms’ 77 and 88 Boadrum event gatherings, but accomplished something more joyous and profound: a conversation, not just a shared trance. It was epic. It was exhilarating. It was beautiful.” — Oregon Live (covering a Cy Dune show)
Instrumental group ASIWYFA shares captivating new single “III.Lung”
Today, legendary Belfast, Ireland based instrumental outfit And So I Watch You From Afar has shared “III.Lung”, the third single from their ambitious upcoming multimedia album Jettison. The latest offering from the group will be available on February 18th, 2022 via Equal Vision Records in partnership with Velocity Records. Through 40 minutes of sonic exploration spread across nine distinct parts and a visual accompaniment by artist Sam Wiehl, Jettison traverses the various shades of ASIWYFA’s euphoric instrumental output. The Arco String Quartet adds moments of ethereal elegance, juxtaposed against cryptic dialogue by Emma Ruth Rundle and Neil Fallon throughout the album, which is available for pre-order here.
Pouya Digs Deep on a Desert Drive in “Stuck In Admiration” Video
A staple of the Miami rap scene, Pouya flexed his creative muscles in 2021, releasing some of his most introspective and varied music to date. Driven by a twangy guitar loop and an addictive and self-affirming hook, “Stuck In Admiration” finds the rapper assessing his place in the universe and coming away satisfied with all he’s accomplished. Directed by MidVessel, the song’s new music video combines the song’s reflective and triumphant vibe with some of the absurdity that tinges Pouya’s worldview.
Even as numbers of confirmed Covid-19 cases continue to rise, causing setbacks for in-person events, the demand for entertainment will continue to exist. Artists will look for new ways to keep a steady income while fans look for a way to connect with their favorites, making Fan Pass Live the perfect app to do so safely and comfortably.
Fan Pass Live functions as more than just a performance streaming app; in truth, it is more of an online community that creates intimate and exclusive experiences for both artists and fans in the realm of music.
Additionally, Fan Pass Live allows Artists to set prices for live performances, the profits the artists keep in full, along with tips that fans can send throughout the performance. With an app such as this, Artists can make money, connect with fans all over the country, access pro services to build their brand, and find equipment and sounds all in one app – in a truly Covid-safe way.
Connecticut rockers TURKEY VULTURE have released a video for their song “She’s Married (But Not to Me”) via Ghost Cult Magazine. The song is from their EP Twist the Knife which is out on January 14th.
Drummer Jim Clegg comments:
“When it came time to make a new music video, the plan was to hopefully film it at a bar. Luckily, Jess and I are members of one and that worked out. Darin Guerrasio is a childhood friend, a groomsman in our wedding, actor (Wall Street 2, Daredevil) and director (Wake, Apocalypse Live). We made movies growing up and got into some festivals in the early 2000s, and it’s been since then since we’ve creatively worked together. It was great fun working with him again, and we look forward to hopefully collaborate on some new projects in the future.”
Louisiana-based punkish alt-rock outfit JESTR have released the latest single, “By Design” from their upcoming album The Dead & Riches. Slowing things down a bit, this track features soulful vocals and a hypnotic rhythm. Heavily inspired by the boppy alternative punk of the early 2000s, as well as the spookiness that permeates their home state of Louisiana, the track is equal parts light hearted and dark.
About the new tune, Jestr tell us, “Hey there folks, we are just tickled pink to present to you guys our newest little jingle and our first song of 2022, By Design. This song is very near and dear to our hearts as it was one of the very first songs written for Jestr and we hope it brings a smile to your face and your ears.”
CANNONS RELEASE SULTRY NEW SINGLE “PURPLE SUN”
In speaking about their first musical offering of the new year, Michelle Joy says “We’re so excited to kick off the new year with a new song from our upcoming full length album Fever Dream. ‘Purple Sun’ is a song that transports you into a warm lighthearted world where reality and dreamworld intertwine, sparking the desire to love and enjoy the moment fearlessly.”
EARL SWEATSHIRT RELEASES NEW SINGLE “TITANIC”
Following the announcement of his new project SICK! due on January 14th, 2022, via Tan Cressida / Warner Records, Los Angeles rapper Earl Sweatshirt shares the 10-song tracklist including a brand new single and visualizer “Titanic.” The Black Noi$e-produced track marks the third single arriving after “2010” and “Tabula Rasa (feat. Armand Hammer)” and their respective visuals.