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Karin Ann’s New EP ‘side effects of being human’ to be released on 25th Feb featuring the current single ‘looking at porn’
If ‘looking at porn’ piqued your curiosity, there’s much more to explore within the ‘side effects…’ EP. Whereas that single, co-written with producer Matt Schwartz (YUNGBLUD, Halsey), mixed a 2022 attitude with emo energy and a touch of ’80s pop, the rest of the EP twists genres at will. Unwilling to be stereotyped by genres, Karin Ann presents a broad alternative sound that touches upon alt-pop, alt-rock, trap, hyperpop and bold balladeering.
iamkyami releases new single “Internet Friends”
Making an early case to be the breakout pop act in 2022, iamkyami (born Kyla Ami Mitsui Russell) is a slick-talking, perceptive narrator exploring notions of identity, uniqueness and self. Unpacking and exploding the rich opulence of pop / R&B tropes, Ky’s signature sound lies in the stillness of the aftermath. Raw, honest and executed with ninja-like emotional literacy; an astute, eloquent head on shoulders that just happen to be enveloped in Hello Kitty dungarees and a streetwear edit overseen by Yvie Oddly.
Trip Hop Phenom Wax Tailor Releases Hip-hop Single ‘No More Magical ft. Mick Jenkins’ [FFO: Nightmares on Wax, DJ Shadow, RJD2 and Avalanches]
Legendary trip-hop producer Wax Tailor has teamed up with Mick Jenkins on the new single, ‘No More Magical’, released on the 3rd of February via Lab’oratoire. Just over one year after the release of his last album, The Shadow Of Their Suns, ‘No More Magical’ reveals a new project from Wax Tailor to come in 2022. Code name: Fishing For Accidents with more info to come in the upcoming months. Featured US MC & lyricist Mick Jenkins has been making waves in the hip hop scene for the last 10 years with his latest album, Elephant In The Room gaining significant recognition around the world.
Listen to Asbjørn’s third studio album BOYOLOGY
“I’ve made a career out of breaking norms”, Asbjørn laughs. “The mainstream thinks I’m underground and the underground thinks I’m mainstream. I quite like that – the freedom of not fitting in.” Since 2012-debut LP Sunken Ships, the Danish singer/songwriter and producer has done things his own way. 2015’s Pseudo Visions and its interconnected nine music videos got fellow-Scandinavian Lykke Li’s attention while Soundvenue, in the 5-star review, praised Asbjørn for giving “much needed CPR to a genre at risk of losing its edge”.
Spanish alt-indie pop artist Yawners releases new single + video: Suena Mejor
After releasing Yawners’ debut album in 2019, Elena Nieto found herself at the end of a whirlwind year. Her debut LP Just Calm Down showcased the Madrid musician’s love for huge, hooky alternative rock moments chased with the hummable accessibility of power pop. It was a combination destined to set the international stage ablaze. After gracing stages at SXSW in the U.S. and Eurosonic in the Netherlands, the pandemic caused Nieto to reflect on the present moment through the lessons of the past. The exciting songwriter returns in 2022, newly signed to Big Scary Monsters (UK) and with a brand-new single sung in her native tongue – Suena Mejor is a lesson in embracing uncertainty.
FUELED BY FIRE unveil music video for “Mangled Truth”
Los Angeles thrashers FUELED BY FIRE have unleashed the music video for their newest single, “Mangled Truth.” The track is the B-side from “Past…Present…No Future…Part 2,” the second in a pair of two-song 7-inch vinyl releases recorded by Allen Falcon (Exmortus, Blade Killer), mixed by Carlos Cruz (Warbringer, Power Trip) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Midnight). The new limited-edition 7-inch release is the follow-up to last fall’s “Past…Present…No Future…Part 1” and will be released on Friday, March 4th.
COBRA SPELL Bring Back Glam With Sleazy New Video “Addicted To The Night”
International heavy metal act COBRA SPELL sheds its skin and unveils the first single from their upcoming second EP, Anthems Of The Night, out March 31 via an independent release.
Midlake share new live performance video; Ricky Gervais declines band offer
Midlake has unveiled an exclusive live performance of their recently released new single, “Bethel Woods,” streaming now via YouTube. The captivating performance – filmed at Dallas, TX’s Modern Electric Sound Recorders by director Rett Rogers (Nicole Atkins, Nathaniel Rateliff) and co-director Barbara FG – marks the second in a new multi-part series of exclusive live sessions, “Meanwhile In Texas,” with additional installments set to premiere in the coming weeks.
Blake Morgan’s New Single Out Today: “Killer pop-rock.” –The Washington Post
Maverick New York City recording artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Blake Morgan is riding high ahead of the release of his new single “My Love Is Waiting” (ECR Music Group). The second single from his highly-anticipated forthcoming album Violent Delights arrives as the indie-music iconoclast finds himself enjoying a new-found wave of success following the November release of his previous single and video, “Down Below Or Up Above.”
DRAMA Releases New Single + Music Video ‘3AM’ and Announces New EP ‘Don’t Wait Up’
DRAMA has evolved to become one of the most intriguing and distinctive artists to come out of Chicago. The duo’s unique sound transcends musical boundaries that’s been melting the hearts of the lovesick across dancefloors since their 2016 debut EP Gallows. Their newest single ‘3AM’ delivers a Valentine’s dance floor hit for the hopeless romantics ahead of their forthcoming Don’t Wait Up EP, out February 18, their newest compilation of music to release since their Dance Without Me album in 2020.
FORTUNE CHILD Releases Second, Classic Rock Gem Single, “Slow Down”!
Jacksonville, FL based Rock band FORTUNE CHILD has released the sophomore single, “Slow Down.”. Showcasing their ’70s rock proficiency, the guitar driven track is off of the band’s upcoming, debut LP, Close to the Sun, which is produced by the legendary Kevin Elson (Journey, Mr. Big, Europe, and Lynyrd Skynyrd).
SKINNY LISTER- Release Moving New Single: ‘Bonny’s Eyes’
“After recently becoming a parent, it felt kind of inevitable that a song would be spawned from such an emotionally potent experience. Though the song is blatantly inspired by having a child, it’s fundamentally a song about returning home from travels to a loved one. So it has a universality that can just as easily apply to any relationship. Like the title track of our new album A Matter Of Life & Love, the song is essentially about recognising that despite all of our searching and far reaching ambitions, sometimes the things that really count in life are a little closer to home. The song is a gentle little reminder to treasure those things.”
The project of New York native Dena Miller, Deer Scout has taken her time in crafting her debut LP. Miller began writing songs as Deer Scout in her Philadelphia dorm room as a college freshman, before the project grew as she began popping up on DIY shows around New York and Philly, sharing stages with people like Waxahatchee, Joanna Sternberg, Gobbin Jr, Told Slant and Yowler while periodically putting out singles on Bandcamp and cassette. Today, 6 years after the release of the first of those singles, Deer Scout is announcing her signing to Carpark Records (The Beths, Cloud Nothings, Emily Reo) who will be releasing her debut LP Woodpecker on April 8th, and sharing the first single from the record, a track called “Cowboy” that is premiering via FADER.
Move Like Creatures Release “Space Case” Music Video
“The Space Case EP embodies the struggles and experiences of being human. A year ago we began to build this dream with a few scribbled down ideas and a handful of unfinished songs,” shared Move Like Creatures. “This EP is an example of how you can overcome uncertainties in life through creating and collaborating with others. We dove head first into this project during the pandemic because we wanted to be a part of the message that you aren’t alone and good times are ahead, anything is still possible.”
PETER MCPOLAND RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “STRING LIGHTS”
Wallows Announce Sophomore Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ & Release New Single “Especially You”
On the meaning behind album single “Especially You” Dylan Minnette says, “It’s about when you’re in the early stages of a relationship and you get so worried that the other person’s mind will change at the flip of a switch. It’s about stressing over the smallest things for no reason, but it’s definitely self-aware about the fact that I’m doing this all to myself.”