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Country star Tyler Joe Miller reveals dynamic new single, and fuels a little fire with, ‘Wild As Her’
Post Punk/Border Rock Acclaimed Producer
The Slashes are a three-piece Post Punk, Border Goth band from San Diego. Band members include Esteban Rene (vocals/guitar), Beto Bautista (bass), and Carlos Robles (drums). They released their self-titled debut album in 2015, produced by Alan Sanderson, who worked with artists like The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, and Elton John. Since then, they were nominated for a San Diego Music Award for Best Rock. They’ve played numerous shows around Southern California at notable venues like The Observatory in Santa Ana, the legendary Rainbow Bar in LA, and The Casbah in San Diego.
David Holmes releases “It’s Over, If We Run Out Of Love” ft. Raven Violet || Out On Heavenly Recordings / PIAS
Building up from a fizzing rhythm track and a pulse of minimal electronic bass drones, “It’s Over, If We Run Out Of Love” rapidly opens out into a shimmering chorus driven by resistance in the face of fading optimism (“I remember back when we were young/they said the people’s day would surely come”) and a guitar riff that breaks like a new day each time it arrives.
Born from the ashes of heartbreak, “True Story” is a cathartic and emotional letter penned to an ex. Last year, her stripped-back piano rendition of “True Story” went viral on TikTok and quickly gained over 1.1M views. With encouragement from her fans, Peach recorded and released the song on streaming platforms and, now, she is ready to present the accompanying visual for the song— “the ‘True Story’ music video is an emotional recreation of my exact reaction to the situation the song describes,” she says. “Burning those photos and throwing out things I kept for sentimental reasons during the video felt so freeing.”
JESTR Release Lyric Video
Alternative rockers JESTR have released a lyric video for their song “Hades”. The track is from their album The Dead & Riches which was released this past Friday.
Pouya Broods in Black-and-White in “The Wages For Sin Is Death” Video
He came up in the Miami scene with his aggressive mosh pit anthems, but Pouya’s recent music has mixed that chaotic energy with deep introspection and textured instrumentals. Serenely brooding as he prepares to meet his maker, Pouya shares “The Wages Of Sin Is Death,” his latest music video. Produced by Pouya’s frequent collaborator MikeyTheMagician, who layers ghostly vocal samples over wailing sax and snapping percussion, “The Wages Of Sin Is Death” is a smoky and ethereal rumination on the inevitability of death. With a title taken from a New Testament verse, the song is heady, but not bleak, as Pouya resolves to maximize the limited time he has left: “I’m just trying to win, in this world full of nonsense,” he spits. In the video, shot in crisp black-and-white by Dad Filmed It and cinematographer Paulo Fontora, Pouya sits in a dark dungeon, bravely facing his fate in the form of a man with a sharp sword and an executioner’s hood.
CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE Releases “You, Baby” Music Video
SINGER/SONGWRITER SADIE JEAN RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR DEBUT SINGLE “WYD NOW”
Ashley Cooke Drops Intimate “Never Til Now” Performance Video
“Never Til Now,” penned by Cooke and co-writer Matt Roy, currently climbs on SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Weekend Countdown at No. 20. Earlier this year, Cooke was tapped as a Spotify Hot Country Artist to Watch 2022, with additional recognition from Nash News, Country Swag, PopWrapped and Upstar. Cooke gears up for her opening slot on Cole Swindell’s Down To The Bar tour with Travis Denning, kicking off the 16-stop run this weekend in Peoria, Ill. on Feb. 17. Cooke continues to work on Side B of her debut project, with new music on the way.
Mendon Hale releases new video “Hand on the Heartland”
Discussing the song and video, Hale shared with celebsecretscountry.com which premiered the video, “This song was a last-minute addition to my EP, which ultimately ended up being the title track. Being a true Midwesterner, I related to everything about it and just had to record it.” When discussing the message he hoped people would take away from the song, he shared, “American’s Heartland should never be disregarded as “flyover country.” There are real, hard-working, patriotic people that feed and help keep this country running strong. Whether they are farmers, mechanics, medical workers, police officers, or painters, they are all proud to call the Heartland “home,” just as I do.”