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SAVAK video? Brooklyn post-punk lifers
The corresponding video, directed by Rob Kassabian, was shot on a cold November day on the boardwalks of New York’s Brighton Beach and Coney Island. The video shows “Walker Slim,” aka Mark Weills, buying jewelry for a romantic rendezvous, only to be met with disappointment when they don’t show.
Dark Funeral Releases New Single And Video “Let The Devil In”
Guitarist and DARK FUNERAL founder Lord Ahriman states, “It is with great pleasure that we can hereby offer you a first taste of our upcoming album ‘We Are The Apocalypse’ with the track ‘Let The Devil In’. It may be a slightly different song from us, but it still holds the true darkness and spirit that is Dark Funeral. It was obvious to all of us that this would be the song that we set the bar with and premiere first. The song also comes with a video, which we recorded in Wroclaw, Poland together with Grupa13. It really was a great pleasure to work with such a professional team. The result is outstanding and fits this completely dark story that is ‘Let The Devil In’ very well.”
Today, LUMBEROB announces his long-awaited debut LP, LANGUAGE LEARNER, due February 18, 2022 via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings. Alongside the announcement, he has shared the record’s first single, “BLESSENCE,” with an accompanying music video.
For Skope: Protocol Rec.’s 1st release of 2022: Roc Dubloc & Gid Sedgwick’s powerful retrowave/electro vocal single “Ready Or Not” (out now)
Protocol Recordings kicks off 2022 with its first release of the year from newcomer Roc Dubloc and singer/songwriter Gid Sedgwick’s single “Ready Or Not.” The track serves as the debut on Nicky Romero’s label for both Israeli artist Dubloc as well as the UK-based Sedgwick, and the two create a unique sonic experience with a combination of driving electro/progressive and retrowave influences. With an opening of haunting vocal riffs and a bassline that builds steadily into a drop that feels both dark and danceable, Sedgwick’s voice lends a soulful element that takes the track to the next level, making this a strong start for Nicky Romero’s imprint, whether you are “Ready Or Not” for it.
In the collision of eras and styles, DYLYN comes to life. With influences that range from Blondie to Black Sabbath, DYLYN (aka Gwendolyn Lewis) has created a unique style that pulls together raw, rock n’ roll energy with infections pop hooks. DYLYN shares “Hellbound,” the latest single released from an upcoming album (TBA 2022 via Nettwerk Records). “‘Hellbound’ is a sort of conjuring of the night. Leaning into elements of the earth and universe that express the dance with music and the muse,” says DYLYN.
WINDRUNNER Release Brand New Single ‘Sardonyx’
Starting the year right, Vietnamese progressive metalcore outlet WINDRUNNER are dropping their new offering, along with a guest vocal feature from Novelists FR frontman Tobias Rische–this is ‘Sardonyx’, released via Famined Records. The track is available on various music streaming platforms and the official music video is premiering via Dreambound YouTube channel.
Curtis Godino Presents The Midnight Wishers Share “No Place Like Home” Single + Video via Cool Hunting
Today, Curtis Godino Presents The Midnight Wishers announce their brand new self-titled LP, due February 11, 2022 via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings. Alongside the announcement, they share the record’s first single, “No Place Like Home,” with an accompanying music video.
SZA SHARES VISUALIZER FOR “I HATE U” STARRING LAKEITH STANFIELD
“I Hate U” was released last month via TDE/RCA Records and earned SZA her first #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and debuted at #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100, marking SZA’s fifth top 10 record and second debut on the chart. Her first Hot 100 top 10 debut as the main artist was “Good Days,” which is currently Grammy nominated for Best R&B Song. “I Hate U” also broke the record for the most-streamed R&B song by a female artist on Apple Music in its first week.
Canadian Folk Singer/Songwriter Faeya Explores Resilience and Vulnerability in Stunning “Brave Obsession”
As one-third of her most recent EP release, The Blue Period: Volume 1, the Toronto-based indie artist lays it all bare on “Brave Obsession”‘s melody, donning a courageous face as she boldly goes where so few have the resolve to venture: the inner workings of one’s heart.
David Jameson Plots Big City Escape In New Tune “Gone Like The Wind”
Too long a stay in the big city can bring out the worst in anybody, including storied traveler and accomplished songwriter David Jameson. Inspired by his experience of feeling New York City’s proverbial walls closing in, Jameson wrote “Gone Like The Wind,” framing the idea of escape by imagining quietly slipping away from his lover and heading for greener pastures. Led along by galloping instrumentation, “Gone Like The Wind” straddles Jameson’s real-life sentiment with his well-crafted fictional narrative. “Your heart is hard like these northern winters. Lately, I’m chilled to the bone. Miss the warm sunshine in River City, so honey, that’s where I’m gonna go.”
MYSTIC CIRCLE: German Black/Death Metal Outfit Debuts “Belial Is My Name” Video
2022 – the year of MYSTIC CIRCLE’s return – is finally here! Set to release their eponymous comeback album on February 4th via Atomic Fire Records, the German black/death metal outfit today unleashes another unholy hymn off the record with “Belial Is My Name.”
Notes Beelzebub of the track, “Kicking off by reviving, or more specifically continuing, the outro of our 1999 album Infernal Satanic Verses, we’re conjuring hellish demon Belial who’s rising up to mesmerize the universe. He – who even calls himself Satan – is one out of four arch demons, chained in hell and causing the downfall of earth – fittingly set to music in the most brutal and bombastic but still melodic way.”
Ben Zaidi Shares “Younger With Time.”; Debut Album By Tony Berg Out 6/3
Today, Ben Zaidi shares the latest single, “Younger With Time.,” from his upcoming debut album, Acre of Salt (out June 3, 2022. Pre-order HERE). The hushed melancholic track, apt for release at the start of a new year, tackles the concept of the passage of time. Ben explains, “So much of your 20’s can be defined by the loss of this thing called ‘youth.’ We often end up disowning it, mourning it, and trying to recapture it, all at once. But what if youth wasn’t a time ? What if it was just a name for a particular kind of freedom ? And what if, after all of the heartbreak, the loss, the disillusionment, the apathy––what if you could still find it, with a little help ?”
DEAD LORD Releases Visualizer Video For “Sleeping My Day Away”
“Defenders of the night and snoozers, unite! Here’s one fresh off the press that might sound familiar. Our fellow Scandinavians D-A-D cracked it quite some time ago, and we do agree that the nighttime sure is the right time. And the daytime is the not-so-ok-time. Here’s our take on their fine little nugget. Let us all sleep our days away, all in the name of rock,” states DEAD LORD vocalist Hakim Krim about the band’s take on ‘Sleeping My Day Away’.
REZZ RELEASES NEW TRACK “MENACE” – NEW ALBUM SPIRAL OUT NOW – TICKETS FOR NORTH AMERICAN “SPIRAL TOUR” ON-SALE NOW
About “Menace,” Rezz says, “this is one of my personal favorites ! Whenever I play it live it feels very climactic and like we’ve all achieved a victory of some sort lol”
ELIZA GILKYSON shares new single “Don’t Stop Loving Me”
Renowned songwriter Eliza Gilkyson has released a single, “Don’t Stop Loving Me,” from her new album, Songs from the River Wind. It’s a love song not only to a partner but a place, embracing the expansive vistas and gorgeous sunsets of the West and celebrating the home you expect to be your last. The song premiered at Glide Magazine, which wrote, “the dreamy pedal steel guitar and warm, easygoing vocals make this a perfect ode to the sweeping beauty of the American West.”
Julian Daniell’s ‘Her Lullaby’
“Her Lullaby” is the perfect companion to the Only Words EP, following that release’s elegant mix of 60’s soul and contemporary Americana with a confessional, post-Beatles/early Elton John mix of keyboards, strings and heartfelt vocals.
Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania/Ardours) Releases Video For “City”
MARIANGELA DEMURTAS, vocalist of acclaimed metal bands Tristania and Ardours, has released a new video for her single “City” . The song is from her upcoming EP Dark Ability which will be released on February 11 2022.
Mari comments: “City” is a place where our dreams grow. Either we love it, or we hate it, and it is always coming with an expectation that sometimes can burn you out…
SKOPE MAGAZINE – MEREO ‘So Cold’ / Out Today
Rens Block aka the mastermind behind project Mereo returns with his invincible new single ‘So Cold’.
The Dutch singer-songwriter has a soothing R&B/Alternative Pop sound which is as beautifully relevant as it is moving. A sound that he started developing at Amsterdam’s Academy for theatre and dance where he graduated in 2018.
Californian singer and multi-instrumentalist Sis shares her stunning new EP ‘Gnani’. Featuring the two recent singles ‘Wooie’ and ‘Double Rapture’, the new EP see’s Sis once again mix electronic experimentation with electronic-pop to great effect. The founder of Native Cat Recordings, which has released albums by Bay Area artists such as Luke Temple, Brijean, and John Vanderslice, Jenny Gillespie Mason (AKA Sis) has returned once again to her own music with the new single, once again putting her Portishead-esque soundscapes on display.