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Xavier Wulf Goes Dumb at a Car Show in “TOP DEAD CENTER”
A cult figure known for building bridges between the underground and mainstream, Xavier Wulf proudly charts his own path through the rap game. Today, Xavier Wulf shares a new recap video from his latest performance, where he brought out a cadre of devoted fans to a SoCal car show. The new recap video is set to the sounds of “TOP DEAD CENTER,” a highlight from Wulf’s recent GARAGE PUNK EP. Produced by Quintin Lamb, a producer and member of Wulf’s Hollow Squad, “TOP DEAD CENTER” is an ominous slapper equally suited for lowrider cruises, video game water levels, and haunted house waiting rooms. Economically annihilating the beat in a lightning quick 70 seconds, Wulf works a lockstep triplet flow as he annihilates his opposition in record time: “I remember when you didn’t wanna see me win/Now you pretend and lie to them as if we been friends.” The new “TOP DEAD CENTER”-scored recap video finds Wulf rocking a rabid crowd at a rare vehicle show, as the camera pans from close-ups of the Hollow Squad die hards to loving shots of the custom whips on display.
Singapore’s LINYING Shares Debut Album Featuring Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) & MILCK
Critically acclaimed Singaporean singer and songwriter Linying releases her highly anticipated full-length debut album, There Could Be Wreckage Here. The record features eight tracks, including the unreleased single “Shhh” which features activist and artist MILCK, previous singles “Good Behaviour,” “3 Hours On,” “Faith,” “Springtime,” and the initial single, “Daylight Blows Into One Door,” which was co-written with Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla.
Tall, Thin, and Emotionally Available – MENSA DEATHSQUAD Storm Into the New Year with “Chin Up, Eyes Wide Open”
“By the time I wrote this track I was just this little emotional soap bubble, exploding in slow motion,” explains Brandon Phillips of electronic darkwave band MENSA DEATHSQUAD. Charging into the new year with this newly emotion-fueled eruption, Phillips is releasing the brand new single “Chin Up, Eyes Wide Open” today, January 17, 2022.
PENTESILEA ROAD – Noble Art (feat. Ray Alder)
“Pentesilea Road” is a progressive rock band, originally formed as a one-man solo project of the Italian guitarist Vito F. Mainolfi in 2014. Until 2019, the band published several demos, mostly instrumental, over SoundCloud and BandCamp.
The first full-length album “Pentesilea Road” was released on February, the 26th 2021.
The band’s name is a reference to Pentesilea, the diluted city described in Italo Calvino’s book “Invisible Cities”.
“Save The Monarch” New John Hall w/ Dar Williams Music Video
Ibibio Sound Machine give you “All That You Want” with new Hot Chip–produced Electricity LP
Out March 25, Electricity is the fourth and most progressive album from London’s Ibibio Sound Machine. Produced by the Grammy Award– and Mercury Prize–nominated British synthpop group Hot Chip, the fruits of their labor reveal a gleaming, supercharged, Afrofuturist blinder.
Hannah Stone video? Dreamy new genre-bending artist releases debut single “It’s Raining”
Stone is originally from Cape May, NJ, and this is her first independent release as a solo artist. Stone also sings in a side project called Painted Pale and they just had a single featured in the newest season of ‘Emily in Paris’. The music on her EP God’s Against This, echoes feelings of love, loss, and the amazing thrill of being alive and living in the present. Fans of Sharon Van Etten, Big Thief and Elliot Smith will flock to this exciting, genre-bending sound. “It’s Raining” foreshadows the re-release of Hannah Stone’s debut EP God’s Against This, as well as introduces her to the world ahead of a new EP, which is currently in the works.
Texan Metalcore CIRCA ARCANA Shares Lyric Video For “The Tower” Off “Bridget Vīgintī” Out Feb 2022
With two well-received singles out already, Circa Arcana are putting out a lyric video for “The Tower” off their upcoming EP entitled “Bridget Vīgintī”. The five tracks on the record take inspiration from the occult and tarot, exemplified in the track names. The “arena metal” track “The Tower” is no exception, and tells one hell of a story as you listen closely to its lyrics. Guitarist Johny Serna explains it in further detail:
Ryan Necci and The Buffalo Gospel release new video, “Crying Wolf”
Regarding the video, Ryan said, “The video for “Crying Wolf” was shot at my home in Greenbrier, TN. Throughout it, a man is stalked and haunted by the memories of lost love, represented by a lone wolf. Even when he believes he’s safe and alone, those memories are just outside, just below the surface.”
YSL Artist Yung Kayo Releases New Track + Video ‘it’s a monday’
Young Stoner Life Records recording artist Yung Kayo releases his new single and video ‘it’s a monday’. ‘it’s a monday’ is the first single off of his highly anticipated project DTFK, coming next month. The track’s bold lyrics and heavy-hitting trap beat showcases Kayo’s signature style and blurs the lines between hip hop and rock, transporting listeners to a lively moshpit, sure to cure Sunday Scaries. The release comes alongside a vibrant visual, directed by Kevin Moon (who has frequently worked with Kanye West), stars the DMV native front and center as he spits bars at different locations throughout his hometown of Washington, DC.
Today, chart-topping, multiplatinum selling, genre-defying superstar, iann dior releases his new single “thought it was” ft. Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker. The track is the latest offering from dior’s highly-anticipated album, On To Better Things which is out this Friday, January 21st via 10k Projects.
Jennie Harluk Shares New Anti-Friendzone Anthem “Be Your Friend” – OUT NOW
Calgary artist Jennie Harluk kicks off 2022 with a new chest-squeezing anthem “Be Your Friend,” out now. Layered with lush piano chords, the track navigates through the gut-wrenching nostalgia and longing of wanting to be intimate with someone again. It applies to any ex whom you can’t friendzone due to all the history and leftover emotions that linger in the aftermath of a breakup.
Ez Longway “Corleone” Lyric Video | @EzLongway
Richmond, VA. Don’t Fold Entertainment presents EZ Longway with the long overdue lyric video to his Sinatra-produced banger, “Corleone”. “Corleone” is dedicated to the memory of “Corleone”, loyalty can be found in the most damned places and in this case, man’s best friend turned out to be much more.
Lil Yee Flirts and Fibs in New “Lie Together” Video
Using music as an outlet to reconcile with the trauma of his past, Lil Yee has made his name in his hometown of San Francisco with his unique, melodic spin on musical lament. Through his deeply personal lyricism and earnest delivery, Lil Yee has established a relationship with his listeners that makes each release feel less like a rap song and more like a late night phone call with a dear friend. Carrying his momentum from the December release of his latest project, Unbreakable, into the new year, Lil Yee returns to share the video for his lilting lovesick ballad, “Lie Together.”