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JONAS BLUE & WHY DON’T WE KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH POP SMASH “DON’T WAKE ME UP”
“Don’t Wake Me Up” is the first new release from Jonas Blue’s upcoming collaboration project, Together, that will see a stream of new music dropped across the year with exciting global talent. All these collaborations will feature the theme of togetherness, unity, and positivity – a crucial message that’s needed in the world more than ever right now – and is synonymous with Jonas’ music and successful career to date.
Eric Nam Releases New Album “There And Back Again”
Bonafide global Korean-American singer-songwriter Eric Nam has released his highly anticipated all-English sophomore album There And Back Again available to stream now on all digital platforms via The Orchard.
Vases Releases Newest Single “Comfort Creature” Off Forthcoming EP
Vases is the moniker of Los Angeles based musician, Ty Baron whose shoegaze and dreampop driven music merges opposing forces mixing thought provoking social critique with earnest introspection. Baron moved from Denver to LA in January 2017. Upon arrival, a chance encounter set him up with a job assisting a major movie producer. But as the relationship between employer and employee turned from exciting to exploitative, he began escaping by writing songs for an album he hoped to eventually record. Living in Highland Park with five roommates, Baron began demoing his vision.
SEAFORTH TEES UP 2022 WITH JORDAN DAVIS COLLABORATION “GOOD BEER”
“We haven’t put music out in a minute, but we got tired of shedding tears and wanted to come into 2022 swingin’,” joked the pair’s Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson. “We wrote ‘Good Beer’ with two of our best mates, Rocky Block and Jordan Dozzi, and we think it’s a fun way to give folks a folks a sneak peek at a new project we’re excited to share soon. Obviously having Jordan Davis on this track is exciting for us, he’s a full-blown legend. We’re fans of his and now friends, so we’re stoked to share it with him too.”
Moldovan progressive modern metal unit INFECTED RAIN will finally reveal the highly anticipated next chapter of their metamorphosis – their otherworldly fifth album, Ecdysis – today via Napalm Records!
Garnering more media buzz than ever before, today, the band wraps up their onslaught of new singles with the release of standout track “Longing” and its eerie, thrilling new music video. The track ransacks with instant angst while showcasing some of the most varying guitar work on the album, fluxing between churning grooves, towering leads, technical effects and ominous chords.
Take Me to The River: New Orleans ft. Dr. John, PJ Morton, G-Eazy, Big Freedia, Galactic, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, and more
Take Me To The River: New Orleans follows director Martin Shore’s 2014 award-winning film Take Me To The River, which documented the musical influence of Memphis. The deluxe soundtrack release is a true collaboration that celebrates the melting pot that is the musical DNA of NOLA. From traditional jazz to Second line, From Rhythm and Blues to Hip Hop and Rap, from Funk/Soul to Rock and Roll, the producers of this wholly unique and unprecedented project have paired legendary legacy musicians with the rising stars of the 21st Century to create a historic musical collaboration unlike any that has come before.
Battlemode Drop Single/Video “BFF” Feat. Sam Mulligan
Today, Bostonian electropop duo Battlemode combine powers with fellow 8-bit enthusiast Sam Mulligan to unveil their new single and video, “BFF”. The track is the second Battlemode release and continues the group’s mission to create uplifting songs that push the boundaries of the chiptune genre.
MAREN MORRIS UNVEILS NEW SINGLE “CIRCLES AROUND THIS TOWN” + VIDEO
“I could see the visuals for ‘Circles Around This Town’ the moment I wrote the song,” Maren says. “I’ve always been so inspired by the industrial, blown out colors of music videos from the 90s, so Harper Smith and I wanted the aesthetics of this video to reflect that grainy, devil-may-care attitude of all my females heroes from that era: Sheryl, Fiona, Alanis. Obviously, having a penchant for the nostalgic, we decided to recreate my teenage bedroom and pin old photos of me as a kid on the walls and have me typing on an old PC computer. I knew I didn’t want to take anything too seriously in this video, so all our amplified ‘signs of the universe’ are purposefully campy, but they also ask the viewer, ‘Is the universe actually showing you signs or do you just know when you need to make a real change?’ ‘Circles Around This Town’ is my story, so I felt like I truly got to relive my journey from Texas to Nashville again.”
Yard Act (Island) share “Rich” ahead of LP release on Jan 21st / Named NPR Slingshot artist for 2022
Speaking about the new track, which follows the November single “Payday”, frontman James Smith explains: “‘Rich’ is the natural successor to ‘Payday’. That’s the end of the story right? Success! Status! Security! Except, there’s always more money to be made, and you’re deemed a failure if your life starts to head back in the direction it came from. It’s about being so lost you’re sure you know exactly where you are and how you got there. I also wrote it because I thought it would be quite funny if Yard Act made a shit ton of money after I’d written an anti-capitalist concept album. It’ll be funny if I’m singing this song on stage when I’ve made my mint.”
David GotSound combines with Kish! for innovative alt-drill track ‘No Handouts’
Having been inspired by the story of the Michael Jordan and the Bulls’ historic double three-peat, David began crafting a track reflecting on his journey too. Crafting the hook, imagining himself as a pro basketball player. David asserts that he hasn’t benefited from any alley-oops or handouts. David has made his baskets through hard work in the paint, Euro-steps and all! Eventually, David drafted Kish! for a feature verse, believing that Kish! skippy approach would combine perfectly with David’s more relaxed flow. The two artists combine for a slice of innovative “alt”-drill, with lots of energy and heart to match.
ETERNAL FREQUENCY Release Cinematic, Sci-Fi Official Music Video for “Step Up”!
Harrisburg, PA based Heavy Rock band ETERNAL FREQUENCY has released a dark, cinematic, sci-fi imbued official music video for their newest single, “Step Up.” Produced by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland of Atrium Audio, the music video for “Step Up” was directed and edited by Tom Flynn.
Americana/alt-country and roots-rock band, Greensky Bluegrass are kicking off 2022 with a brand new song, and the title track off their forthcoming album “Stress Dreams.” Stress Dreams is due out on January 21 via Thirty Tigers.
Outatime! Releases New Track & Video “Have You Ever Been in a Storm Wally?”
Orlando-based pop-punk outfit Outatime! is set to start 2022 out with a bang. Earlier this week, the band announced their signing with Revival Recordings. Now with the launch of their new single “Have You Ever Been in a Storm Wally?,” they kick off the campaign for their new album slated for release in spring 2022. Check out the entertaining new music video which premiered with New Noise Magazine yesterday HERE.
New Music: Toronto’s MAD ONES share video for “Breakdown” from new LP Last Forever on Fortune Stellar Records
After releasing their fourth LP Last Forever late in 2021, Toronto’s Mad Ones are today sharing a new video for the track “Breakdown,” which can be seen exclusively now at Canadian Beats. Last Forever, a diverse 10-song collection ranging from raw, punk-infused bangers to hook-laden anthems embellished by strings and horns, is Mad Ones’ most accomplished record to date and is available through Fortune Stellar Records, and on all digital platforms.
JACK FROST’S BROTHERS IN ARMS RELEASE LATEST SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “MAKE YOU MINE”, FEATURING KEITH ST JOHN ON VOCALS
Brothers In Arms is the brainchild of guitarist/composer Jack Frost (Savatage, Seven Witches, Lizzy Borden, etc…), who along with several recruited iconic rock brothers, has made it his mission to prove rock music will never die. The guys unified to take a stand against the doubters and cynics who have claimed that it’s simply not possible to resurrect this celebrated music in which so many lasting and fond memories were built around. Banding together, Jack & the Brothers forged ahead with one main goal: To make quality music that would both represent and immortalize the days of the sold-out legendary rock venues, to show the world that rock is not just a thing of the past.
London’s Seafarers—a delicate chamber pop quintet featuring musicians who’ve played with Glass Animals, Jacob Collier, Snowpoet, DJ Yoda, & Kit Downes—release “Submarine,” their final single off II, coming Feb. 4!
CHACAL Y LENIER, LA PEGAN DE NUEVO CON “EL DUEÑO DE LA FIESTA”
Hoy es el lanzamiento del tema y video musical, “El Dueño de la Fiesta” de los cantantes Chacal X Lenier. Hace poco sacaron al mercado “Pobre Diablo”, canción que ya cuenta con casi 1 Millón de visitas en YouTube. Con “El Dueño de la Fiesta”, ambos cantantes hablan de fiesta, mientras en un yate con mujeres hermosas y mucha sensualidad. “El Dueño de la Fiesta” fue producido por Mauro (El Código Secreto), y el video musical grabado por Adrian Sanchez Avila en Biscayne Bay en la ciudad de Miami.