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Xavier Wulf Tunes Up His Ride And Sharpens His Rhymes In “Pressure Gauge” Video
Always keeping a pedal to the floor whenever he jumps on a track, Memphis underground king Xavier Wulf is also one of the game’s prime purveyors of premium wheels. Today, he returns with a new video for “Pressure Gauge” which puts his love of souped-up, street-race-ready whips on full display. A highlight from Wulf’s recent GARAGE PUNK EP, produced in full by Quintin Lamb, a producer and member of Wulf’s Hollow Squad, “Pressure Gauge” is a headbanging heater that showcases Xavier’s acute ability to attack Lamb’s haunting, sinister production with ease and finesse. In the video, we find Xavier prepping his whip for a night of drifting, hitting the gas station to refuel before heading to the shop for a quick tune up. “Pressure Gauge” follows up his recent video release of “TOP DEAD CENTER” which finds him shutting down a car show with his fellow Hollow Squad brethren.
Joe Satriani Announces Release of New Studio Album ‘The Elephants of Mars’
Marking the legendary guitarist’s 19th studio album in his 35+ year career in music, Joe Satriani is kicking off the new year with a brand-new single and newly announced release; “Sahara” is available now, and lands ahead of The Elephants of Mars — set to land April 8th, 2022.
Hot on the heels of last year’s release of the expansive 3-CD box set of raw and raucous demo recordings, The Demos 1976-1978, British punk rock icons The Vibrators offer up their first new recording since their 2020 studio collaboration with Chris Spedding, Mars Casino. Fittingly enough, the song actually originated in the band’s early years and appears in its original form on the Demos box set. But “He’s A Psycho” was just too good to leave buried amongst the demos. So, Knox, Eddie, Nigel & Pete snatched up this lost gem, roughed it up a bit, added a few edges, and now present it as the first single from their forthcoming album!
On the scope of their upcoming album, the band had this to say:
“Nothing in our repertoire comes close to the ambition of this latest project—the multimedia piece Jettison. The album is a memorable experience that transports the listener away from the tumultuous times and into a blissful musical utopia.”
The band will embark on a headlining tour supporting Jettison across Europe and the UK early next year, a full itinerary is available below. You can pre-order the album here.
The Dead Daisies are excited to announce the return of drummer extraordinaire Brian Tichy to the musical collective of Glenn Hughes, Doug Aldrich and David Lowy …
“Well, what a nice way to start off 2022. I’m excited to get behind the drum kit and do some powerful, groovy rocking with my good friends Doug Aldrich, Glenn Hughes and David Lowy in The Dead Daisies! Looking forward to seeing you all out on tour this year!”- Brian Tichy
Brian first joined The Dead Daisies in 2013 during the US Uproar Tour and has regularly played with the band ever since including highlights in Cuba, in Poland with an immense Orchestra at the Woodstock Festival and performed on the Revolución and Make Some Noise albums. He is also known for playing with Whitesnake, Foreigner and Ozzy Osbourne amongst others.
DEEPER GRAVES: No Clean Singing Streams Entire The Colossal Sleep LP; Second Album From Chrome Waves/Contrition Guitarist’s Post-Punk Solo Project Out Friday On Disorder Recordings
No Clean Singing is exclusively streaming The Colossal Sleep, the second full-length release from post-punk/post-metal outfit DEEPER GRAVES – the solo venture of Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves, Contrition, ex-Nachtmystium, ex-Wolvhammer) – ahead of its release this Friday through Disorder Recordings.
Blossoms Announce Forthcoming Album. Release Title Track and Video, ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb.’
Today, British band Blossoms announce their brand-new, fourth studio album ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb,’ which is set for release on April 29th.
Together with this exciting announcement, the band have also shared the title track from the album and its accompanying video, directed by Edwin Burdis, Arctic Monkeys’ Creative Director, who worked on the band’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and AM albums.
New Release from Craymo One Love One World Freedom Mix
In every generation, there emerges a song with the ability to unite, uplift and change the world in a positive way, an anthem for our time. This is one of those songs.
Let’s face it, the past couple of years have been less than peachy. However, there cannot be darkness without light. Award-winning singer-songwriter Craymo’s latest single, ‘One Love One World’ hopes to be a beacon of light and positivity during a time when we need it most. It’s a message of hope for the future, to help unite thie world in song.
AP Tobler has just released the new double single “Eclipse” and “Blunt Force,” both encapsulating personal experiences with anxiety and depression. Their use of music as a character of the music instead of the background is a phenomenal part of what makes their sound and style so unique.
LYDIA CAN’T BREATHE Release New Single “Sick Now” + Official Music Video; Announce New Tour Dates!
“I wrote these lyrics while quarantined during the first wave of Covid. It’s a true reflection of how I was feeling at the time, and what we were all going through. All I was thinking about was how I wanted to do shows and get back in the studio. We couldn’t even practice together because we were all getting sick and shit was changing life as we knew it. I was actually sick when I wrote the song. That day I decided to smoke a bowl and wrote some lyrics about how we are sick now and the feelings I had about that. Looking back now at that time, I didn’t realize how relevant the song would end up being and the significance of the concept. We ended up liking the idea so much we decided to make it our next single with a music video.” says Kyle Bolduc.
Rolling Loud Portugal 2022 Recruits J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, & Future to Headline It’s Three Day Festival
After selling out shows on both U.S. coasts, Rolling Loud is ready to take this party global. With their loyal European fans ready to turn up in a big way, Rolling Loud Portugal is officially hitting the Praia da Rocha beach as they reintroduce a new festival experience featuring three days of non-stop hip-hop music next summer.
On January 24th, Blxst was announced as the winner of the XXL Award for Best New Artist Of The Year. Blxst was chosen by XXL’s curated Awards Board that consists of industry heavy hitters including Kevin “Coach K” Lee, Roc nation’s CEO Desiree Perez, Maverick’s Cortez Bryant, DJ Khaled, Lil Kim and more. After his huge year in 2021 and being apart of XXL’s 2021 XXL Freshman Class, this was a well deserved win to start 2022 with high anticipation of what’s next in his career.
The Furniture Share “Set To Quiver” Single + Video via FLOOD | Playing Union Pool 2/5 | Self-Titled LP Due 1/28/2022 via Spanish Prayers
Today, new Spanish Prayers signees The Furniture (Michael Kuhl and Matthew Pierce) share “Set To Quiver,” the third single off their forthcoming self-titled debut album, The Furniture (due this Friday, 1/28).
The Furniture is playing a headlining set at Union Pool in New York, NY on February 5, with Midnight Sun (solo) supporting.
Sterling Select Entertainment Insurance and MusicPro Insurance Present “The MusicPro Café” One-Hour Music Performance Live Stream
An Extraordinary Line-Up of Musicians Each Performing Two Songs Live on Facebook and YouTube
With live gigs still hard to come by, MusicPro Insurance and Sterling Select Entertainment Insurance will livestream another MusicPro Cafe this Thursday night, at 8PM EST. The webcast is designed to provide paying performance opportunities for musicians and raise awareness for those artists waiting, but getting ready, to emerge in a safer world.
Matisyahu opens up about fatherhood on new single
On March 25th, Matisyahu will release his seventh studio album – Matisyahu (Fallen Sparks/Thirty Tigers, distributed by The Orchard) – produced and co-written by the Columbian-born, Brooklyn-based pop and electronic duo Salt Cathedral. Fueled by authentic narratives and written during a Covid quarantine period of inspired music-making, Matisyahu will be the artist’s first full album release in five years. It is equally the most deeply autobiographical and universally messaged recording of his artistic journey thus far.
Looking ahead, Jaxx wants the accouterments of music superstardom. He also wants to be a source of relief for fans, a group that continues to multiply. Jaxx has the opportunity to build his community by hitting the studio with new ideas and a belief that his best work is ahead of him. “Since I’ve been making music, every song keeps getting better,” he shares. “I’m more excited to put out new music than I’ve ever been.”
Track Submission from En-Kay
“‘Changing Tdes’ isi a song I’ve been working on for a while,” Koenig says. “About 4 years ago it started off as an instrumental tune I would play with my jazz trio. The name ‘Changing Tides” stuck in my head as I was dealing with health issues from diabetes at the time, and it was a reminder to stay with the flow of life and not dwell on things I can’t change.”
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DONOVAN WOODS SHARES NEW SINGLE “I WON’T MENTION IT AGAIN” & ANNOUNCES BIG HURT BOY EP OUT MARCH 18TH
JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter Donovan Woods releases a new single, “I Won’t Mention It Again” today, to announce the Big Hurt Boy EP, out on March 18th via his own End Times Music. Woods will head out on tour across Canada in support, with U.S. dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
Working once again with producer Thomas D’Arcy (July Talk, The Sheepdogs, Yukon Blonde), and mixed by two-time Grammy Award winning engineer Dave Schiffman (Vampire Weekend, Adele), Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar harnesses NOBRO’s raw power with heavy doses of fun and flair. That’s brilliantly displayed on standout tracks such as singles ‘Better Each Day’ and ‘Julia’, then ‘Eat Slay Chardonnay’, and ‘Not Myself’, the last created with JUNO nominee Terra Lightfoot.
Skunk Anansie release ferocious new song ‘Piggy’
British rock icons Skunk Anansie roar into 2022 with a ferocious new track entitled ‘Piggy’. A punk-rock blast of distorted riffs, snarling vocals and powerhouse rhythms it’s as confrontational and uncompromising as anything the band have done over the course of their long and illustrious career.
Today Kenyan composer and sound artist Nyokabi Kariũki announces upcoming EP peace places: kenyan memories, out February 25th via SA Recordings. This announcement comes with the release of her ethereal new single ‘Equator Song’.