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GHOST: NEW ALBUM, IMPERA, OUT MARCH 11 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS
“We’re building our empire from the ashes of an old” as GRAMMY-winning Swedish theatrical rock outfit GHOST announces the impending arrival of IMPERA the band’s fifth full length studio album out March 11 via Loma Vista Recordings.
IMPERA is heralded by today’s release of its first official single, the sublime and haunting “Call Me Little Sunshine,” available now across digital platforms—and as a phantasmagoric visual interpretation lensed by iconic director Matt Mahurin and starring Ruby Modine. The album will also feature “Hunter’s Moon,” Ghost’s fourth consecutive Active Rock #1 radio single, as heard over the end credits of the horror smash Halloween Kills—and manifesting physically in the form of a 7″ vinyl single release this Friday, January 21.
Crystal Eyes share new single “Wishes” and announce album (ffo Beach Fossils, Alvvays)
The Calgary, Alberta-based psych-rock/dream-pop band, Crystal Eyes are today announcing details of their new record, The Sweetness Restored which is set for release via the beloved Madrid label, Bobo Integral (Motorists, Ducks Ltd, Quivers) on April 22, 2022. They are sharing details of the new album alongside the first single and its accompanying video, “Wishes” which premiered earlier today at FLOOD.
HAMMERFALL joined by King Diamond on Powerful New Track “Venerate Me” – New Visualizer Out Now!
Jay Exodus – No Reason Feat. Young Deji
“TBOOGFTL – Choppa”
Rising Hamburg-born, Berlin-based guitarist and producer RIP Swirl’s debut album, Blurry, is due February 25 on Munich label Public Possession.
Recorded in his home studio in Berlin, Blurry finds RIP Swirl, born Luka Seifert, bridging the distance between his roles as a producer/DJ/party curator in the city’s club scene and the textural quilt of his cassette-based approach to recording. At the center of it all is the guitar that has been with him since age 12.
PUSSY RIOT RELEASES “PUNISH” (CO-WRITTEN BY TOVE LO) + ON TOUR WITH MARINA (AND THE DIAMONDS) IN FEBRUARY + MARCH
Today, Russian protest art collective Pussy Riot’s release “PUNISH”, a powerful pop knockout, co-written by the Swedish Grammy-nominated artist Tove Lo, who assumes the role of executive producer for the forthcoming project as well. The song was made available to NFT collectors as a 69 piece limited edition series via the Sound.xyz platform yesterday, with all 69 selling out in 20 seconds. “PUNISH” comes complete with a visual by Berlin-based 3D artist Ksti Hu and is released ahead of Pussy Riot’s forthcoming US tour supporting MARINA in February and March. The project will be released via Neon Gold Records (Charli XCX, MARINA, Christine and the Queens etc) later this year.
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Release New Song, Video “It Doesn’t Change Anything”
“I struggle with depression and substance abuse as so many others do and those of us who come from fanatical religious backgrounds often seem to have the worst time of both,” said Shook. “It seemed fitting to use empty religious imagery to describe the helplessness of addiction and the void of depression, both perpetuated by the same snare of trauma.”
GREAT AMERICAN GHOST Drops Vicious Torture World EP Via MNRK Heavy; “Womb” Visualizer Now Playing + US Tour Underway!
Today marks the release of Torture World, the seething new EP from Boston’s GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, out now on MNRK Heavy!
Produced by Will Putney (A Day To Remember, Knocked Loose, The Amity Affliction), who handled the band’s critically-adored 2019’s Power Through Terror full-length, with Torture World, the band directs old-school hardcore wrath at hypocrisy, apathy, and self-loathing, delivered in a dark cloud of relentlessly bludgeoning riffs.
SKOPE MAGAZINE – Kathleen Farless ‘Just A Friend’ / OUT NOW
LA-based Kathleen Farless is back with her powerful new single ‘Just A Friend’. The singer, songwriter and musician is verifiable proof that big things really do come in small packages. Her soothing Pop sound which she has sculpted over the course of her journey is as beautifully relevant as it is moving.
Åskväder Drop Sporty Music Video for New Single “Let You Down”
Swedish rockers Åskväder are back with their new single “Let You Down”. The electrifying Swedish garage rockers blend catchy choruses with a thunderstorm of energetic riffing and upbeat rhythms on the new track. “Let You Down” is the third single from Åskväder’s upcoming second album, ‘Fenix’, which will be released on March 25th, 2022 via The Sign Records. The single comes with a sporty music video, which was shot in a gymnasium by Carl Stenlöv.
Secondhand Depression Stream New Video For “Failures”
Secondhand Depression adds: “This was one of those tracks that just came together really quickly. We didn’t really second guess anything we had put down the first time around. We wanted to do a visualizer that was a bit different than what bands usually do, we wanted to create almost a mood board in motion for the song.”
Vundabar Share Alt Version of Viral TikTok Hit “Alien Blues” w/ Vocals from Indigo De Souza
A crazy thing happened to wiry indie-pop trio Vundabar in November of 2021. Their 2013 song “Alien Blues” started trending on TikTok. Over the next few weeks, the song went viral, streaming over a million times a day and inspiring tens of thousands of TikToks. In celebration of this moment, the band has recorded a new version of “Alien Blues” which is released today. The new version, called “Alien Blues (Redux)” sees the group reimagining the song almost ten years after it was first written and has the bonus of additional vocals by indie rock darling Indigo De Souza.
CHARLIE PUTH RELEASES NEW SINGLE “LIGHT SWITCH”
“Light Switch,” produced by Puth and co-written with longtime collaborator JKash and Grammy-nominated songwriter Jake Torrey, underscores why he is one of the industry’s most consistent hitmakers and sought-after collaborators in music today. The moving and anthemic pop song, with Puth’s infectious vocals and signature falsetto, turns you on right away and you cannot switch it off.