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CARRIE CUNNINGHAM RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM “SHOWGIRL”
Throughout 2021, Carrie released one single per month from the album as part of her “Showgirl Series.” The series received rave reviews from both fans and press, including Music Row Magazine, The Country Note, New Music Weekly Magazine, Medium, About the Noise, Today in Nashville, Music and Tour News, World Authors, Caesar Live N Loud, Divine Magazine, Skope Magazine, Rock Era Magazine, Mundane Magazine, Vents Magazine and more.
Tyondai Braxton Releases “Multiplay” on Nonesuch Records Today
Tyondai Braxton releases “Multiplay” on Nonesuch Records today, January 11, 2022. The new track features Braxton on electronics, and was recorded in his home studio in Bearsville, New York. Following last month’s release of “Dia” / “Phonolydian”—Braxton’s first new music in five years—”Multiplay” is the next in a series of new releases to continue through the year.
Toronto Country-Folk Tunesmith David McLachlan Singles Out Rampant Dishonesty with Timely “Gimme the Truth”
In a world where truth changes its appearance more often than a supermodel, Canadian country-folk artist David McLachlan is delivering a powerful dressing down of fakery with his fiery new single, “Gimme the Truth” — available now!
Mackenzie Shivers Releases ‘Funeral Singer’ EP
“My first job as a musician was when I was eight, playing original piano compositions at the funeral of a dear friend’s father.” explains Mackenzie. “With the world often in disarray, I find my job as an artist is to find the beauty and meaning in loss. But it’s not about glossing over something and making it shiny. We can hold space for things that seem like they would be at odds with one another, for both dark and light, and therein lies the magic and complexity of being human.”
Jeremy Ivey Announces New Album ‘Invisible Pictures’, Watch Video For Autobiographical Track “Orphan Child”
“I try to put a little bit of hope into everything I do,” says singer and songwriter Jeremy Ivey. “No matter how heavy, no matter how dark things may get, there’s always a little bit of light shining through.”
Ryuichi Sakamoto, UA and Hikari Mitsushima join MONDO GROSSO for ‘IN THIS WORLD’ single, ahead of new album ‘BIG WORLD’
MONDO GROSSO, the solo project of Japanese musician Shinichi Osawa, is back with a new melting pot of unexpected collaborations that will shake up the Japanese music scene. The new album ‘BIG WORLD’, due for release on February 9, 2022, includes an incredible lineup of guests, such as Hikari Mitsushima, Mika Nakajima, Takao Tajima (Original Love), Yoshie Nakano (EGO WRAPPIN’), Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46), suis (Yorushika), PORIN (Awesome City Club), CHAI, ermhoi (Black Boboi/millennium parade), DONGURIZU and RHYME.
Buster Baer Releases Indie-Pop EP “Mock Twang”
Written, recorded, and produced entirely by Buster Baer during the lockdown, Mock Twang features previously released hit singles “Sleepy Baby” and “Get Deeper;” as well as unreleased tracks “Gone Fishin” and “In His Image.” The song “Gone Fishin” was written and partially recorded by Buster Baer in a canoe on a lake in Temecula, CA. The retro, vibey tune features crashing drums with a sweet, acoustic guitar melody and Baer’s unique vocal style. “This EP was all about a relationship that began and ended during quarantine,” explains Baer. “It captures the whole journey from ‘Gone Fishin’s’ seeking hunger for something, to ‘Sleepy Baby’s’ romantic and supportive hope, to ‘Get Deeper’s’ collapse and optimistic desperation, and finally to ‘In His Image’ as I returned to myself and dug back into my own personal path.” Mock Twang shows the entire cycle of Baer’s relationship, from the romantic and gentle ode to love in “Sleepy Baby” to the upbeat and optimistic twist on a sad breakup song with “Get Deeper.” “It’s an illustration of the philosophical perspective on romance and the monotony of the endless cycles of dating, losing ourselves in love, breaking up, and finding ourselves again.”
Watch Lael Neale’s video for new single “Hotline”
“Hotline” is Lael’s Neale’s effervescent new single and video, and is available today worldwide on all DSPs from Sub Pop. The song was written by Neale in collaboration with her friend, Jane McCarthy, arranged and produced by Guy Blakeslee, and mastered by Chris Coady. “Hotline” follows the release of Acquainted with Night, her acclaimed album of 2021.
Blushing Share New Single/Video “The Fires” | Mixed/Mastered By Ride’s Mark Gardener | Possessions LP Out Feb 18 Via Kanine
Blushing return with the brooding new single, “The Fires”. The release serving as the final hint of what is to come on the group’s Possessions album, which arrives on February 18th via Kanine Records. On “The Fires”, we find Blushing reaching into some of their darkest tonal territory, delivering a track and visual that weighs heavy with haunting vocals and monochromatic imagery.
SYLVAINE Premieres New Song “Mono No Aware” via Metal Injection
SYLVAINE comments on the track: “The moment when you appreciate the beauty of our human existence and what lies within it being completely transient, yet feeling overcome by sadness for the exact same reason, that is ‘Mono No Aware.’ Every Sylvaine record holds one song title that can’t be directly translated into English, and this time I felt the melancholy and depth of the Japanese saying ‘mono no aware’ fit perfectly with the emotions that went into creating this record. Existing somewhere between nostalgia, a yearning for things lost and past times and a respect for the ephemeral nature of things, ‘Mono No Aware’ basically deals with how hard it is to accept that the only constant in our existence is change. Being one of the heaviest tracks I wrote to date, ‘Mono No Aware’ is filled with intensity in every way, pushing the borders of light and dark even further. This song also holds some of my favorite lyrics of the album; ‘You need to fade away, so I can truly see you. Show me the meaning of being alive – Fading, I see you now.'”
SYLVAINE Unleashes Melancholic, Atmospheric New Single "Mono No Aware"
Anxious share new single “Let Me” ft. Pat Flynn (Fiddlehead, Have Heart) | New album “Little Green House” out 21st Jan via Run For Cover Records
Connecticut-based punk up-and-comers, Anxious, are gearing up to release their debut full-length, “Little Green House”, on 21st January from Run For Cover Records. Today the band are back with one more early single “Let Me” which features a guest spot from Fiddlehead and Have Heart vocalist Pat Flynn.
Retro Indie-pop Artist Buster Baer Releases “Mock Twang” Inspired By Lockdown Relationship
Retro-indie pop artist Buster Baer has just released his latest EP, Mock Twang. The four-track EP features Buster Baer’s vintage indie style through various instrumentals that accompany his groovy, silken vocals. “This EP was all about a relationship that began and ended during quarantine,” explains Buster. “It captures the whole journey from “Gone Fishin’s” seeking hunger for something, to “Sleepy Baby’s” romantic and supportive hope, to “Get Deeper’s” collapse and optimistic desperation, and finally to “In His Image” as I returned to myself and dug back into my own personal path. It’s an illustration of the philosophical perspective on romance and the monotony of the endless cycles of dating, losing ourselves in love, breaking up, and finding ourselves again.” Keeping up with the cheeky humor Buster Baer is known for, Mock Twang is a direct play on the name ‘Mark Twain,’ who was also the inspiration for the album art. The four-track EP is now available on Spotify. Follow him on Instagram @BusterBaer.
Kevin Devine announces tenth album due March 25 and shares first single “Albatross” today
Devine’s career began in the early 2000’s with the band Miracle Of 86. From there he struck out on his own, performing solo and with his ever-evolving backing collective, The Goddamn Band, eventually forming Bad Books with Manchester Orchestra. In 2015, Devine started his Devinyl Splits 7″ series with Craig Finn, Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), David Bazan, The Front Bottoms, Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) and many more. In addition to playing as a solo artist, Devine has served as a touring member of several bands, and performed extensively and internationally with a range of other artists such as Frightened Rabbit, John K Samson and Julien Baker, amassing a loyal, fervent following along the way.
THE DESIGN ABSTRACT Posts Video w/ New Line Up Performing “The Hybrid Awakening” Off Album “Metemtechnosis” (Abstrakted Records)
Many bands around the world have had difficulty gathering for a simple jam together, and when they do, it’s an epic reunion. Canada’s The Design Abstract captured this moment when they all were finally able to gather in a rehearsal room and have their first practice with their latest line up consisting of newest addition Logan Mayhem (Guitar, Synth) to join Matt Ngo (Guitar) and Voiicide (Vocals, Bass, Synth).
Toronto-based singer and songwriter, Sia Shells, rhymes about the everyday magic we find through relationships, self-love, reflection and dreams. Her juxtaposition of emotive, contralto vocals against upbeat dream pop sounds will instantly transport you to another world.
Irish band No Monster Club announces new LP on Emotional Response, shares “Save The Circus” video
Today Irish indie pop outfit No Monster Club announces its new Emotional Response LP, deadbeat effervescent, with new single & video, “Save The Circus.” The album’s out Feb. 11, 2022.
Particle Kid aka Micah Nelson releases new single and video “Someone Else’s Dream”
The album will be available digitally and on CD along with a limited run of 20 actual time capsules, hand-crafted from hempcrete (a fire-resistant, highly insulative building material made from hemp stalks) by Micah. Inside each one will be a thumb drive including the record, videos, printed album artwork, industrial hemp seeds that he cultivated himself, and a physical ticket to a Particle Kid concert in 20 years. Then people can fill the time capsule with their own mementos and reconnect with it decades from now. “It feels like we are experiencing a major plot point in history for better or worse, and the idea of collaging all this music into a literal time capsule was interesting,” he says. “It’s like an interactive art piece.”
Particle Kid Teams Up with J Mascis and Sunny War on New Track “Someone Else’s Dream”