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PIERS SHARES DEBUT EP VIA PSYCHEDELIC BABY
The debut EP from Piers, Ire, is a startlingly clear work of emotional tenderness crafted from essential elements. These five works of instrumental piano ambience are brief but impactful, showcasing the artist’s deeply felt appreciation for melodies that cut close to the bone. Ire leaves a mark on the listener as soon as it’s ended, an intriguing introduction to an artist building their own sonic world before our very eyes.
Today, Ontario-based singer-songwriter Jay Isaiah releases his new single “Over U” featuring Roderick Porter with Boom.Records. Comfortably residing in his feelings, Isaiah delivers raw emotions while the ballad celebrates parting from a relationship for a new lover. Featuring a slick couplet from Porter, the two are in sync and coast over the piano driven track.
Using music as an emotional outlet, the young artist unabashedly wears his heart on his sleeve and promises to give listeners “something they can feel.” Stream “Over U” below and stay tuned for more news to come from the emerging talent.
COCO JONES RELEASES VISUALIZER FOR RECENT SINGLE “CALIBER”
R&B songstress and actress Coco Jones continues to propel her new single “Caliber” with the release of a visualizer, available today via High Standardz / Def Jam Recordings. The recent release of “Caliber” follows her highly lauded role as the new ‘Hilary Banks,’ cousin of ‘Will Smith’ in Bel-Air, Peacock’s Fresh Prince reimagining (premiered Feb. 13th). “Caliber” is the first advance track from Coco’s forthcoming debut EP, set for release later this year.
The past few months have seen Vundabar making good on the viral TikTok success of their 2015 song “Alien Blues” with an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers and a brand new video for the song released just before their performance on the show. Since the song took off in November 2021, “Alien Blues” has been streamed over 160 million times and inspired tens of thousands of TikToks, and a version of the track will appear on the new record. Early album singles from Devil for the Fire include “Lore”, “Devil for the Fire”, “Ringing Bell”, and “Aphasia” which features vocals from Indigo De Souza and was named one of the Best Songs of the Week by Stereogum, Consequence of Sound and KCRW.
Legendary DRS joins up with Bristol MC Gardna on high energy double-singles + video
Gemaine and Charlie Heat inspired by gangster film swagger on New Jack City
“You can expect some fearless risk-taking, needle-moving type of music,” explains Gemaine. “We have all kinds of styles and flavors of R&B that really resonated with us. The album is like a playlist, both colorful and consistent and always having that real R&B signature to it.”
Rocklife Zho “Mode” Out Now
Rocklife Zho is one of the leaders of Atlanta’s new school. He first took interest in music at a young age, rapping as part of a duo with his childhood friend. As life took its course and troubles surfaced, Zho relocated to Atlanta, continuing his trajectory as a solo act.
AYOKAY’S NEW SINGLE “IF THAT’S WHAT YOU NEED” OUT TODAY
Los Angeles-based artist/vocalist/producer ayokay will release his new album, Digital Dreamscape, on May 13 via Astralwerks. On the visionary, 13-track album and the accompanying videos, ayokay tells the story of protagonist Alex and his deepening relationship with an outsider female character, Chelle, who has created a computer system that allows her to enter into another reality. Joining them in this world, known as “Digital Dreamscape,” are multitudes of people who leave behind relics of their experiences or decide to never return home.
Mad Kelly Channels Early 00s Alt Rock Vibes In New Single & Video “Hostage” – OUT TODAY
South Florida-based artist/producer Mad Kelly brings back early ‘00s rock vibes with his newest single and video “Hostage,” out now via Uncomfortable Records. Infused with nu-metal elements, the track is an explosive trip with blood-rushing riffs and dark, broody lyrics that addresses the restless feeling of being shackled by your own wrong decisions despite wanting to do what’s right. Keeping listeners suspended in both chaos and despair, “Hostage” also arrives with an official video directed by Abraham Rasmussen (Lost Noise) which captures Mad Kelly through a fish-eye lens, trapped in a hauntingly minimalistic space as he loses his sanity while wrestling with his inescapable surroundings.
NEW MUSIC: BLUEFACE DROPS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR “STREET SIGNS” WITH CHICAGO RAPPER G HERBO
Platinum-selling rapper Blueface releases his new single “Street Signs” along with Chicago rapper G Herbo today via 100 Entertainment/MNRK Music Group. Produced by GRAMMY Award winner Hit-Boy, the single is a gritty headbanger with an accompanying video directed by Louieknows. “Street Signs” is the follow-up to Blueface’s hit single “Chose Me” featuring Blxst which has garnered over 20M streams worldwide.
Little Hurt Releases New Track For “Help Me Out”
“’Help Me Out’ is about that desperate feeling of kind of being done with everything, which everyone at some point feels. It’s definitely about a specific set of circumstances but I wanted to leave it kind of ambiguous so that everyone could relate it to their own lives, in their own way,” states Colin Dieden about the track.
AMELIA MOORE’S NEW SINGLE, “CRYBABY,” IS OUT TODAY
True to her social media handle (@icryatwork), Amelia Moore approaches her music with a fierce commitment to total emotional transparency —an irresistible counterpart to her kaleidoscopic alt-pop sound. Both qualities shine on her new single, “crybaby.” Moore’s bluesy, fluttering vocals cut to the quick as she addresses an ex – “do u like to make me cry baby / cuz u do it all the time baby / when did god give u control of the rain.” Frequent collaborators Pink Slip and Inverness produced the track. Download / stream “crybaby,” which is from the young singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist’s forthcoming EP.
Ainsley Costello Brings Her Song “Little Sister” To Life In Sensational New Music Video
Partnered with Jason Johnston of Fifty Oars motion Pictures Co. no detail is left unchecked. Costello utilizes a variety of shots of her singing and playing guitar on her bed, glancing over at a flatscreen television that has her sister on it, back to the camera. We also see shots of Ainsley singing along to her song, switching between striking red and sleek black outfits. These two colors are cleverly able to convey her mixed feelings about her older sister; she loves her, but she also hates feeling like she’s always stuck in her shadow, chasing an ideal that isn’t her.
Norman, OK Dark-Rockers, Sisteria, Release Debut “Star Child”
Sisteria is a thunderous new psychedelic band from Norman, OK, spearheaded by folk-singer-turned-rock- goddess Katie Williams. With an alliance of accomplished players at her side, she spelunks into deep, primal consciousness to reclaim buried treasures of the self. If it is taboo to fraternize with raw mineral deposits of untempered life force, Sisteria wears its adultery with the purest scarlet. Dark Matter — and Sisteria itself — is a testament to what feels right. From the outset of the album’s incarnation, the band unchained itself from streaming algorithms and audience expectations, choosing instead to feed the desires of the art itself. Naturally, this fits the nature of psychedelic rock to a tee, but it also captures the album’s themes of embodied spirituality. What better way is there to rekindle unity within (and beyond) the self than through the transformative power of unadulterated music? –Evan Jarvicks, Make Oklahoma Weirder
Today, LA-based rocker Kate Clover shares, “Daisy Cutter,” the latest track off her forthcoming debut LP, Bleed Your Heart Out (due April 22, 2022 via SongVest Records / SVR). The track is a true rollicking punk-rock number, exhibiting Kate’s affinity for fuzzed-out riffs and toe-tapping melodies. The single comes alongside a music video, directed by Nicole Lipp and featuring Kate performing the track live in front of gawking onlookers.
New Video: Paris Combo Drops New Video for “Cap ou pas cap”
Paris Combo, the French quintet Variety describes as possessing “a seemingly endless supply of catchy hooks and imaginative lyrics,” is back with a new album, Quesaco? The full-length release is their seventh studio album, but also the last recorded with the group’s late singer/songwriter Belle du Berry, who died suddenly on August 11, 2020, aged just 54, following a brief battle with cancer.
MT. JOY RELEASE NEW SINGLE “ORANGE BLOOD” + NEW ALBUM OUT JUNE 17TH
Across various cultures and belief systems, the color orange symbolizes sunshine, creativity, heat, freedom, fascination, and fire. Mt. Joy channels this bright, bold, and brilliant energy on their 2022 third full-length offering, Orange Blood, which is set to release on June 17th via Island Records. The title track, which was released today across platforms, hinges on gently strummed guitar as woozy vocals echo over sparse swells of sound before the central hummable harmony drifts in and out of focus.
Rick Monroe & The Hitmen Say “World’s Gone Crazy” With New Single
Rick Monroe and the Hitmen have dropped their third single, “World’s Gone Crazy” from their upcoming, untitled album today, April 15th. The band has chosen Malcom Springer (The Low-Down Drifters, Nappy Roots, Matchbox Twenty, and Collective Soul) to produce the track which is being released by The Label Group Entertainment with INgrooves distribution.
Today, 3x GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Ingrid Andress releases “Good Person,” a reflective and confessional song and the first from her forthcoming sophomore album. In addition to co-writing alongside Steph Jones and Sam Ellis, Andress co-produced the track with Ellis, who played the same role on her critically acclaimed debut, Lady Like.
TODAY: The Royal Foundry share driving indie anthem “Little High Little Low” with eye candy video
The LP’s healing title track sheds light onto the emotions we all face on a day to day, hidden or not, and helps normalize the importance of mental health. To experience the highs and lows in life is a given but what’s even more important is learning how to handle them before you get handled. To recognize your mental health as the most important aspect of your being and to take time to nurture yourself, to take time and get the healing you need, has to be a priority.
INGRID ANDRESS RELEASES NEW SONG AND VIDEO “GOOD PERSON” – WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE
“I wrote ‘Good Person’ when I realized that I was starting to question a lot of things,” Andress says. “What makes somebody good and what does that look like, and in a world of being so judgmental of other people, what makes you better than them?” Andress continues, “With the video, I really wanted to mesh these worlds of light and dark and highlight the parallels between the two. Stay tuned fam. This is just the beginning.”
Henry Franck – Insane (feat. Mickey Factz)
“Insane” is an exotic and melodically colorful record performed by Henry Franck, featuring the infamous Mickey Factz who featured with the likes of Drake, and Royce da 5’9.
Singer/Songwriter Duo Dauzat St. Marie Release New Single “I Can’t Make You Love Me”; Announce Tour Dates for May!
The name Dauzat St. Marie (pronouced “dō-zaht saynt mah-ree”) has been circulating quite far and wide these past several years through heavyweight touring with some heavyweight artists. Known for their lockstep vocal harmonies and catchy, yet thought-provoking songwriting, singer/songwriter troubadours Mat Dauzat and Heather St. Marie have kept the name Dauzat St. Marie popping up all over the U.S. by touring as main support for Grammy® Award winning heartthrob Rick Springfield’s “Stripped Down” solo acoustic show series for the past five years and peppered in dates with The Marshall Tucker Band, Lindsay Ell, Schuyler Fisk / Sissy Spacek, and Rick Derringer. Most recently, Dauzat St. Marie toured the U.S. as support for legendary music icons Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo.
Little Love // Confessional Indie Pop Diary of Loss & Hope
When I was in France, everybody called me Charly Gee. I was this singer-songwriter, super creative and powerful who is hiding by collaborating with different persons ( 96 records, The ware, Jule Aston as Anoï, Feard and so much more…). After fighting with myself to understand who I was, I realized that my dreams were somewhere else: In LA.
Neoma shares music video for “Say You Love Me”
Today, the electro pop act Neoma – the artistic vehicle of Ecuadorian singer-songwriter-producer Carla Huiracocha – has shared the stunning music video for her most recent single “Say You Love Me”. The music video is an appropriately dramatic visual for the moody track, featuring Neoma playing the piano and eventually falling into a pool, mirroring the song’s refrain “At the end of the day, I’m still falling for you”. “Say You Love Me” is the second single from Neoma’s upcoming album HYPERREAL, which will be released on April 29, 2022 via Soundbreaker Records.
New Signing Doeke; The Neo-Classical Pianist Shares Mesmerizing Instrumental Track “Nadagen (After-Days)”
Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of Doeke, the New York-based poignant Neo-Classical pianist who elegantly showcases the delicate, intricate, and gentle sound of the piano. Doeke—a.k.a. Jorn Swart — creates melancholic compositions that invite listeners from all over the world to join in the nostalgia and reflection on the past. In his latest single “Nadagen (After-Days),” the atmospheric melancholic melody delivered by his hands captures the world of Doeke and the stories of his past and what’s to come.
Classified Frequency Shares Power Pop New Single and Video for “Can’t Run Away,” Out Today
On “Can’t Run Away” the music and lyrics were written by Matthew Berry, and produced by Jim Ebert, mixed by Jamie Woolford, engineered by Sean Russell, mastered by Dan Coutant and Recorded at 38 North in Falls Church, VA. The video was directed by Ken Lasso. Classified Frequency is Matthew Berry (Composer, Vocals, Guitar), Matthew Everhart (Bass), Mike Vance (Keyboards, Guitar), and Andy Hamburger (Drums).
Bonsai Trees ushers in new era of the band with cathartic indie single “Easy To Forget”
Today, CT based indie-rock collective Bonsai Trees released their latest single “Easy To Forget”, signaling a new era for the project with vocalist and songwriter James MacPherson as the singular creative voice. New musicians have also been added to the mix, notably drummer Will Swzec.
Dark Alt-Pop Act SAiiNT Makes Alluring Debut With New Video/Single
Today, SAiiNT, the debut solo project of New York-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Paul James Read, makes his alluring entrance to the world of alt-pop with new single and video “FK ME UP”. The song shares an unapologetically raw glimpse into the process of spiritual evolution; of allowing yourself to break down and embrace life for the chaotic process it is.
Natalia Clavier (Thievery Corporation) Shares “Underwater” Single + Lyric Video via Hollywood Life | New Track Out Now via Symphonic Distribution
Speaking on the track, Clavier says:
“My intention was to infuse fluidity and calm in honoring the element of water and our Mother Earth. For the first time ever, I used the same instruments in the making of ‘Underwater’ that I use in my Sound Journeys or Sound Ceremonies. They are guided meditations with live music including looping, beatboxing, chimes, forest leaf rattles, harp and vocals. My husband, Michael Raymond Pereira, engineered the song and played cello. I’m excited about this new chapter in my career that finds me finally realizing ways to combine my songwriting with the Healing Arts side of music.”
[Video] Stu Bangas & Goon Union – The Creeps + “Temple of Goons” Album Stream
Providence rap artists Lord Willin, Redd Rebel & Wolfman Jeckyll aka “Goon Union” are back! After the buzz of their first single “Fish Food” ft. RJ Payne, this time they’re with a dark and grimy visual for “The Creeps” off their New Project “Temple Of Goons” OUT NOW and FULLY produced by acclaimed veteran producer Stu Bangas. Check it out on all streaming platforms and peep the exclusive “Goon Union” merch!
Indie pop band The Q-Tip Bandits share new song “Daisy”, announce LP
Today the Boston indie rock outfit The Q-Tip Bandits are thrilled to share “Daisy”, the lead single from their forthcoming new album Melancholy Flowers. The style of The Q-Tip Bandits combines breezy indie pop in the style of current artists like Rex Orange County or Yellow Days with a trumpet & trombone horn section to create a smooth yet powerful sound backed by the raw energy of rock and the coolness and colors of R&B and funk — with palpable grooves coated with savory, soul-inspired riffs, anthemic horns and meaningful lyrics.
DAY SULAN DROPS NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO “GRAVITY”!
4Hunnid Records First Lady Day Sulan gets a jumpstart on summer today with the release of her new single, “Gravity.” The vivacious twerk anthem arrives with a music video that takes the party to the strip club, the perfect backdrop.
Lauren Spencer-Smith Showcases Impeccable Songwriting & Impressive Vocals On New Single “Flowers”
Details are at the core of Lauren’s craft, and she always writes from a place of perspective. Speaking on the process for “Flowers,” Lauren shares, “When I’m writing I always think about what’s going on in the world. How are people feeling? What are they going to relate to? I want to listen to a song and know what it’s about, that’s why I write with details about my life but always think, how will my fans relate? I want it to feel universal.”
Big Wild & Cory Wong share collab song/video; new Cory Wong album out April 29
GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong has united with Portland, OR-based electronic music artist Big Wild for a brand new collaboration. “Crisis (Feat. Big Wild)” premieres today on all DSPs and streaming services. An official live performance video – originally featured earlier this week in the second season premiere of Wong’s inventive online musical variety series, Cory and the Wongnotes – is streaming now at YouTube.