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Layla – JBAX & Jesse Sampere
“LAYLA” is a 2022 Dance cover of Eric Clapton Hit Song “Layla” Amazing guitar riffs from Bryan Smith, Vocals Jesse Sampere and Production by JBAX (Julia Barea) Out on Happy Sounds Productions Ltd
TALOS Shares Comeback Single ‘dance against the calm’
Irish artist Talos returns with the minimalist and mesmerizing ‘dance against the calm’, his first new music since 2019. A meditation on loss, the ghostly slow-burner is the first in a series of three quick-succession singles that will immediately remind fans of Talos’ unique ability to blend the intimate with the epic.
Train Teams Up with Sofia Reyes for New Single “Cleopatra”
“‘What began as a simple conversation, ended in love’ was something Mark Antony said and that’s what happened with me and this song ‘Cleopatra.’ And then Sofía Reyes came in and made it that much better. We hope that you love this one like we do so we can all sing it together this summer!” Train frontman Pat Monahan shares.
Boston’s Pet Fox releases video for new single “Only Warning”, out today!
Even in its moodiest, most downbeat moments there’s a spark of energy that bursts out of A Face In Your Life, the new album from Pet Fox. Where past efforts played around with after-the-fact layering of instrumentation, the band’s third full-length comes alive in the moment. Tracked live in one room, the ten songs that unravel across the album capture Theo Hartlett (Guitar/Vocals), Morgan Luzzi (Bass), and Jesse Weiss (Drums) in their rawest, most immediate form.
BRAXE + FALCON RELEASE NEW SINGLE “ELEVATION” FT. SUNNI COLON: DEBUT EP ‘STEP BY STEP’ OUT JUNE 24 VIA SMUGGLERS WAY
Pioneering French House architects Alan Braxe & DJ Falcon return this week with new single “Elevation” feat. Los Angeles singer, songwriter and installation artist Sunni Colón. This is the third single released from their highly anticipated debut Step By Step EP out digitally June 24th via Domino’s new dance/electronic-focused imprint Smugglers Way with the vinyl release coming on August 26th. “Elevation” exudes a kaleidoscopic vibrancy as Braxe & Falcon’s paradigmatic production paints a beautiful canvas for Sunni’s vocals. A funky bassline contrasts pleasantly against a slew of other-worldly synths, the final product being a refreshing addition to the legacy of French House. When reflecting back on working with the two French legends, Colón notes, “‘Elevation’ stemmed from the many sessions I had with Alan and Falcon in Biarritz. We made so much music together and I am very happy that ‘Elevation’ can now be heard. They opened a new door of production to me that I found to be emancipatory. These are my brothers. They really love music and have a full understanding of what it means to be true vessels of legacy.”
Ray Laurél Reveals New Single ‘ Manic Pixie Dream Boy’// WATCH HERE
‘I was talking to this guy on Hinge for ages; he listened to stuff like Merzbow, had a whacky fashion sense, and was pretty intense. It got really deep and out of the blue he just unmatched me. I was kinda taken aback, I scrolled through Instagram and saw this article and was like, yep. He was a Manic Pixie Dream Boy. Someone free-spirited and refreshing, but yet remains unavailable. This song also comes as a reflection as to how I’ve definitely played the role of an MPDB myself. It’s like a realization that sometimes my intense, somewhat overly-romantic nature can be toxic as hell.’
The music world’s most intriguing storytellers, Coheed and Cambria, have shared “Comatose,” a brand new track off their widely anticipated new album Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind – due out June 24th [album art / tracklisting below]. Available today on all streaming platforms, “Comatose” finds the band stepping on the gas with the hi-energy joyride of a song, leaning a little into their classic pop-punk side, with modern electronic sounds that give the song extra bounce.
Following “Exist” and “Country Fuckboy”, both released in April with videos piecing together past performance footage of the band, “Boys In Movies feat. Nilüfer Yanya” alternates between dark, grungy guitars and sunny major harmonies underneath an absolutely glimmering chorus. Nilüfer’s subtle vocals add an ethereal airiness to the dichotic track, tying the dueling atmospheres together. Recorded entirely remotely during lockdown, Nilüfer’s relationship with Liss was forged during this period too.
BREN HOLMES new “Can’t Stop Thinkin'” PAUL CROWDER-directed video
With Happy Hour, her ravishing new LP, Hollie Cook matures into the queen of modern-day “lovers rock”—the lush girly harmony reggae style beloved in Britain since the 1970s. Evolution rings from the bittersweet opening title track which arrives today, ahead of the album’s June 24 release date, with a music video directed by Jasmine De Silva. Tender yet assertive, Hollie’s voice caresses evocative lyrics through the arrangement’s tumbling changes. Add it to your happy hour playlist today:
LEO MAIA Releases Lyric Video For “Pneumothorax”
LEO MAIA has released a lyric video for “Pneumothorax”. The song was recently released on all streaming platforms and deals with his struggle to overcome Pneumothorax.
“It’s been a real struggle for me, both physically and mentally, to overcome this Pneumothorax. My chest muscles and ribs still hurt to this day, but seeing all of these feelings turned into an emotionally loaded song and the reception it’s been getting really brightens my spirit! Especially with how people are liking my singing, which was my greatest worry when I was laying in bed with a chest tube. ‘Will I ever sing this song again?’, a quote from the song, is a true statement from my own self-doubting mind.”
French Melodic Singer NUITARIE Drops New Lyric Video “Wicked Remains”
“Wicked Remains” is a track taken from Singer-songwriter Nuitarie’s EP “Ghost Love Stories” out via Epictronic worldwide.
In “Wicked Remains”, an eerie presence is haunting an old house, embodying our past lives, our regrets and our guilt.
Marco Benevento Shares “Do You Want Some Magic” – Latest Single From New LP Out June 10
Today, Marco Benevento shares “Do You Want Some Magic,” the fourth single from his upcoming album, simply titled, Benevento, due June 10 on Royal Potato Family. The hypnotic, five minute-plus krautrock homage is Benevento’s reimagination of musical heroes like Can and Neu! It features Benevento—revered as a virtuosic, genre-defying, experimental keyboardist—playing all of the parts.
Quinn Christopherson Announces Album & Shares Single
common goldfish features Tottenaham skater culture in ‘Feel The Fuzz’ video [OUT NOW – May 18th]
NYC’s Oneida announces new LP ‘Success’ out Aug. 19th on Joyful Noise Recordings!
Kiwi Jr. announce new album ‘Chopper’ and share lead single ‘Night Vision’ | ‘Chopper’ out Aug 12 via Sub Pop
Singing Star Jennifer Saran Unveils New Video “We All Make Mistakes”
Richie Quake Tries to Outrun his Vices in “Cherry Red”
Frontrunner of the New York indie renaissance, singer-songwriter/producer Richie Quake today releases the final single before he unveils his debut album this summer. “Cherry Red” arrives via Mass Appeal along with an official video. Fueled by city lights and attempting to outrun vices, Richie illustrates the metaphorical grasp Cherry Red has around him. Today’s release also comes with the announcement of the June 29 release date of I Want Some!
Kiwi Jr’s ‘Chopper’ (8/12) Worldwide From Sub Pop + Shares “Night Vision” Official Video
Smash cut to Kiwi Jr.’s third album, Chopper, overseen by trusted pilot Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) on storied Sub Pop Records. Turning nocturnal with necks mock turtle, our Local Kiwi Jr. takes neon flight off the digital cliff – like The Monkees starring in Blade Runner; like Michael Mann directs Encino Man. Ten songs with synth shimmer, zen gongs with yard strimmer. The signs along the highway read “LESS BAR, MORE NOIR AHEAD.” Ah, those late summer, Joe Strummer, Home on the Range Rover Blues.
BRANDY AND THE BUTCHER Stream New Album Lucky Foot In Full
Hard rockers BRANDY AND THE BUTCHER are streaming the entirety of their new album Lucky Foot which is set to be released on May 20th via Ruined Recrods.
Breakout Star Will Linley Shares New Single “i don’t wanna be yours”
“‘i don’t wanna be yours’ is about not wanting to get into a relationship with someone because you know it just isn’t going to work out and ultimately wanting to save each other from any hurt that may come in the future,” says Will of his latest bop that reflects his knack for storytelling and songwriting. “It was the first song I ever wrote with my producers David and Bubele. The guitars and groove of the song are quite different from my other tracks but I love the contrast between lyrics and overall feel of the music”, he adds.
Minneapolis quintet Keep for Cheap releases new video for “The Time”
Based in Minneapolis MN, Keep for Cheap is a genre-blending band that likes to label themselves as “prairie rock.” The five piece band was formed in 2018, after singer-songwriters Autumn Vagle and Kate Malanaphy met in their college choir. “KfC” debuted with a twangy indie rock sound on their single “Day Without You”. On later releases, the “Get Along” EP and singles “Forgive Me”, “Losing”, and “Segway”, the sound opened up into powerful country rock with pop, indie, and punk influences. The band strives to make music that moves, whether that’s through their dynamic guitar lines, danceable grooves, or poignant lyrics.
Art d’Ecco Shares “Midlife Crisis” Single + Video via FLOOD | ‘After The Head Rush’ LP Out June 24 via Paper Bag Records
Today, Canadian glam/art-rock singer-songwriter and producer Art d’Ecco shares “Midlife Crisis,” another single off his forthcoming album, After The Head Rush (due June 24 via Paper Bag Records). The track, which is accompanied by a music video, describes the turmoil associated with growing older and feeling dissatisfied with life.