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Jamestown Revival Release Acclaimed New Album “Young Man”
When Americana folk duo Jamestown Revival began mapping out their new album a game-changing decision was made: leave out the electric guitars and heavy production and let the songs speak for themselves. The end product is something unlike anything the group has previously released and it’s available to stream or purchase today. Out via Thirty Tigers, Young Man was produced and mixed by Robert Ellis and Josh Block and bolstered by a thriving community of friends and musicians in Texas, emphasizing Jamestown Revival’s skillful songwriting, flawless harmony, and intricate fingerpicking. Showcasing most of the genres that collectively make up “Americana” music—folk, jazz, bluegrass, roots rock—sometimes all in one song, Young Man represents a distilled and pure Jamestown Revival at their finest.
MEMPHIS TITANS NLE CHOPPA & MONEYBAGG YO JOIN FORCES ON NEW SINGLE “TOO HOT”
Out Today: ELIZA GILKYSON’s Western-themed album SONGS FROM THE RIVER WIND
Renowned songwriter and two-time Grammy nominee Eliza Gilkyson releases her acclaimed her album, Songs From the River Wind, today. The album, her love letter to the Old West, is composed of snapshots of the people and places, lives and loves lost and found over her years of wandering the West as a musical minstrel, searching for her heart’s home. No Depression writes: With “Songs From the River Wind,” Gilkyson once again demonstrates that she is one of our most insightful lyricists, telling stories with such an emotional intensity that we cry every tear, feel every heartbreak, mourn every loss, and exult in every joy about which she sings from her heart.”
Karl Wolf’s release “Omicron Queen NFT collection” After the Viral Song took the Web By Storm
Karl’s new NFT drop is a series of 12 unique, limited fun colored Omicron Queens dancing to the parodied song that will be available on OpenSea on the Polygon blockchain. Each NFT variation will have 50 in supply and will come paired with an Omicron Queen track. The studio versions will be priced at .04 ETH (approximately $150 CAD) and come with exclusive access to a live Tik Tok performance and a rapid test kit, while the beach versions will be priced at .065 ETH (approximately $250 CAD) and come with exclusive access to a live Tik Tok performance along with a rapid test kit & t-shirt.
The EP contains three dancefloor hits “RAVE GAME,” “LOUD,” and “WE GUCCI.” The title track “RAVE GAME” is a playful banger that signifies BEAUZ’s ambition to go from the throne of dance pop to claiming royalty on the dance floor. With its memorable and hard-hitting bassline, this infectious tune chronicles the magic of festivals and the adventures within. BEAUZ collaborate with NINEONE#, one of China’s most popular singers/rappers on “RAVE GAME” mixing their party-ready beat backdrop with her velvety vocals.
Trentemøller Crafts Majestic Dream Pop on “No More Kissing In The Rain” | ‘Memoria’ out 2/11
A heady fusion of motorik, shoegaze, dream pop, and electronic music calling to mind Joy Division, the Cocteau Twins, and Massive Attack, Memoria follows 2019’s critically acclaimed Obverse, heralding Trentemøller’s first full-length album in three years and his longest album yet, clocking in at 14 songs.
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Shirley Eikhard Says “Anything Is Possible” with Release of New Single
Legendary singer/songwriter Shirley Eikhard is on her way back to the top with her latest drop, On My Way To You, and its new single, “Anything Is Possible” — available now!
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame alumni is sharing her talents and vivacious songwriting on a brand new album, full of 12 future classics honing and spotlighting her sensational talent as a songbird and performer.
Following the release of her acclaimed 2021 album Magic Mirror, one of the US’ finest rising artists Pearl Charles has released her celestial new single, ‘Givin’ It Up’. Pearl will also return to the UK for run dates in February, including a show at Hoxton Hall in London on 5th February.
BOB MOSES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM THE SILENCE IN BETWEEN – NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “LOVE BRAND NEW” OUT TODAY
One of the most anthemic moments on The Silence in Between, “Love Brand New” finds Vancouver-bred musicians/producers Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance tapping into their deep-rooted love for ’90s alt-rock and left-of-center dance music. Written with Michel Zitron and John Martin (a Swedish production duo known for their work with the likes of Avicii and Swedish House Mafia), the track encompasses a glorious collision of moody guitar tones, mercurial textures, and wildly propulsive beats as Bob Moses channel the dizzying euphoria of new romance. Billboard declares, “Love Brand New” is a dark, brooding slow build that pulsates with moody lust, growls power riffs and shows off a heavier sound for the duo.”
Hugs of the Sky Announce New Album + Share Lead Single “Creature Up Your Feature”
Belgian psych-rockers Hugs of the Sky announce their forthcoming album drop: Tangerine Boredom Delusion (out February 22nd) and launch into the new year with their lead single “Creature Up Your Feature,” out January 4th. A Tame Impala-esque sonic trip through psychedelic soundscapes of swirling guitar riffs and heavy-hitting drums, “Creature Up Your Feature” transports listeners into an otherwordly paradise.
Over the last few years, Ant Clemons’ career has skyrocketed even though he only has a few songs of his own. To stars like Beyonce, Pharrell, and SZA to name a few, Clemons is one of the most in-demand songwriters having credits on songs with all of these artists and more. Having moved to LA in 2018, Clemons started off writing songs in exchange for a place to stay. In the same year, Clemons broke through on Kanye West’s “All Mine” and was quickly propelled into the limelight where he could lend his songwriting ability to top artists in the industry. He dropped his debut EP Happy to Be Here in 2020 and was rewarded with a Grammy nomination for the R&B album of the year. Ant Clemons won a Grammy for his contributions to Wests’ Jesus is King after the project won Best Christian Contemporary Album.
Canadian Rapper Pyano || Releases New Single + Video WAY I SEE IT
“I’m always somewhere between the motivational, hardcore rap that I grew up on versus the more melodic stuff that I listen to today,” says Pyano. “On this track, specifically, I find a good balance between the two which as a result enables me to celebrate the milestones of success in my life in spite of this whole pandemic thing. Despite the challenges and obstacles over the last couple years, I’m exactly where I planned to be, and further, which is why this track is a good representation of all the lessons I learned through all that.”
Progressive post-hardcore trio Vagrants share new single “Skin and Bone”
Today, progressive post-hardcore outfit Vagrants shared their new single and video “Skin and Bone” out now on Equal Vision Records. Formed in 2017, Vagrants’ current line-up is composed of Jose DelRio (guitars/vocals), Anastasia Hayes (Drums), and Bryce Ballinger (guitar). “Skin and Bone” is a continuation of the bands progressive sound – awash with intricate guitar and drum work supported by modern electronic elements. The tracks vocals are equal parts soaring and powerful, conveying the dark message of the song with a melodic sensibility that is undeniably catchy. The official music video is comprised of caustic live shots of the band and a compelling cinematic narrative that adds emotional weight to the visual. You can watch the video here.
Preamp Disaster – Above The Bloodline // New single out now
PREAMP DISASTER – four musicians – 15 years – one passion: the creation of spherical and epochal soundscapes. The result of jamming and arranging is atmospheric post doom, as hard as metal, as experimental as post rock, as tight as stoner rock. PREAMP DISASTER recognizes what is needed: patience. Patience to let the music evolve. Captivating guitar lines, some synthesizer and whispered vocals have just as accepted as hammering downbeats, booming amps and growl vocals as soon as the songs experience their mighty outbursts.
POLO G DROPS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “HEATING UP” FEATURING YUNGLIV
YSL Artist T-Shyne Releases New Single + Video “Feed The Fam”
Coming off of his forthcoming project Confetti Nights, the “Feed The Fam” video vibrantly illustrates the rapper’s come-up and the triumph of being able to provide for his family. “Feed the Fam” embodies the sentiment of Confetti Nights: the feeling of winning, feeling like you’ve made it and your hard work has paid off. Through a fluid, mid-tempo beat and poetic verses, T-Shyne shines as the next MVP of YSL.
BAD RESCUE is stretching the boundaries of genre on their latest track “Wall Eye”. The industrial influence, rap infused heavy rock track brings a little something for everyone.
The band commends:
“Wall Eye is typically the kind of song that we’ve wanted to produce for a long time. A mix of Indus Rock with rap vocals on the verses. The voice of King Marino on these verses brings a dramatic and dark vibe to the song while you can feel the wrath of the lyrics in the chorus. All of those elements got mixed up with a heavy guitar riff and you’ve got a sick crossover song called Wall Eye!”