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Alex Izenberg Taps Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors) on “Our Love Remains”
Today, May 20, 2022, marks the release of I’m Not Here, the junior full-length album from Alex Izenberg. A collection of beguiling love songs, tender heartache, despair and confusion, I’m Not Here lays Alex bare, heart on his sleeve, and serves as a peek into the mind of one of LA’s most enigmatic songwriters.
To mark its release, Alex has shared a technicolor, animated video for song “Our Love Remains,” the centerpiece to the ten-track long player. To bring the song to life, Alex recruited Dave Longstreth—the principal force behind the Dirty Projectors—who composed and arranged strings and woodwinds for several of the album’s tracks.
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME BAND DROPS NEW SINGLE “IF THIS IS GOODBYE” AHEAD OF CO-HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR
Multi-Grammy award winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Chicago drops their first new music in over 8 years today with the new single “If This Is Goodbye” via BMG ahead of their co-headline summer tour with Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Having sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, Chicago is known for their classic pop tempos and signature horns, and the new track has delighted fans after being added into the set list of recent concerts. On the heels of this new music release, Chicago will begin their Summer 2022 tour. Chicago’s songwriters Robert Lamm and James Pankow, as well as Brian Wilson, have all been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame making the summer set list full of iconic songs. The tour will kick off on June 7 at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ making stops across the U.S. in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Cincinnati and more before wrapping up in Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre on July 26.
GREG LOIACONO (The Mother Hips) covers Genesis’ “That’s All” for upcoming album
May 20, 2022: From his first gigs with the legendary Mother Hips all the way up to his last solo album, Mystic Traces, Greg Loiacono has always been driven by one unwavering desire: to connect. With his charismatic new album, Giving It All Away (Blue Rose Music), recorded at Dave Schools’ Northern California studio, Spacecamp, Loiacono dives headfirst into the dichotomies of love, exploring happiness and heartache and redemption and regret, all with great insight and empathy. He’s assisted by his longtime friend and collaborator Scott Hirsch (Hiss Golden Messenger, William Tyler), who assembled a collection of originals and reimagined covers that could speak to the dualities of love and heartbreak while simultaneously challenging Loiacono to fully inhabit his new vocal approach. Loiacono shared the first single from the album, a slow-jam version of the Genesis hit “That’s All,” at Jambase this week along with his upcoming live dates.
KH (Four Tet) Returns With 3LW Sampling ‘Looking At Your Pager’
Today, Four Tet makes a highly anticipated return to his KH moniker to share “Looking At Your Pager” via Ministry of Sound. Sampling the American girl group 3LW’s 2000 hit “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)”, since its creation and debut UK Festival play at Lost Village last year by Kieran, this infectious club hit has been doing the rounds picking support from the likes of Floating Points, Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson, Fred Again, Peggy Gou and Skrillex. With fans and track IDers alike demanding for an official release, Four Tet recently announced the sample had cleared to a joyous reception. Premiered by Pete Tong as his “Essential New Tune” on BBC Radio 1, “Looking At Your Pager” is a chugging yet starry and flirtatious club wriggler everyone will have on repeat this summer.
Payroll Giovanni ‘Back 2 The Ba$ics’ Out Now
For ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS, making music has not only been a unifying force between them as a band of like-minded individuals, but also a proven mode of escape, into a soundscape marked by vibrancy and emotion. The group’s journey until this point has seen them grow up on stages around Australia, their music arresting and speaking to music fans who yearn for that same sense of belonging and escapism..
Greek/Norwegian artist Amanda Tenfjord releases new single “Plans” following Eurovision success
Greek/Norwegian artist Amanda Tenfjord today releases her new single “Plans”. It follows her appearance at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest last week where she represented Greece, placing 8th overall – Greece’s best result for 10 years in the competition – all the while staying true to her own graceful songwriting style, and gaining countless new adoring fans in the process.
To date, Amanda Tenfjord has released two EP’s, ‘Miss The Way You Missed Me’ and debut EP ‘First Impression’, widely praised by publications including The FADER, i-D, NME, amongst others.
OAKMAN Releases New Single “Fantasy”
Alt rock quartet A Sunday Fire have released their new EP “Death:Rebirth,” available on all digital streaming platforms NOW. No band wants to confine themselves to a singular genre, and A Sunday Fire sure doesn’t rest comfortably in one box. The quartet strives to create music that expands beyond genre limits, indulging in a dark alternative fusion that soars with emotional output. Their new EP “Death:Rebirth” is a testament to their sonic exploration, and finds the band toying with an ethereal collection of songs that give a constant thump.
Indie-rock artist Nice Vice has just released his first EP, First Dose. The EP features a collection of tracks created over the last two years after being stuck in isolation due to the pandemic. The songs surround themes of new love and personal growth and bring in a variety of sounds from the umbrella genre of indie-rock. The EP is now available to stream on all digital platforms. To keep up with the latest music from Nice Vice, follow him on Instagram @NiceViceMusic.
RACHEL CHINOURIRI RELEASES STUNNING NEW EP, BETTER OFF WITHOUT
Better Off Without was written at the recent end of Chinouriri’s five-year relationship with her first boyfriend, and the songs came together as a way to reflect, balancing the highs and lows of her new outlook. She explained, “When you’re together five years, you almost think you’re going to get married at some point. People would make jokes; ‘never break up, or she’ll write about you.’ I didn’t think I would, but nope — it’s literally all about him, breaking up and realizing that you can be more positive by yourself.”
ALI GATIE IS LOVESTRUCK ON NEW SINGLE “IDK”
Ali kicks off the track lovestruck: “I don’t know what a true love is, but I hope it feels like this.” He lays out all of his emotions from excitement to self-doubt at a heart-racing pace atop production perfectly fit for his quest for everlasting romance. Ali said of the track “This song is extra special because I performed it for the first time at Coachella. The energy was unreal, we had so much fun, and now I’m just excited to share it with the world.”
Today, Peter Matthew Bauer announces his next LP, Flowers, due September 23 via Fortune Tellers Music. To celebrate the announcement and kick off the album cycle, he has also shared the record’s first single, “Knife Fighter.”
French-Korean-American artist spill tab shares today new single “Splinter”, alongside its visualizer. The track comes fresh off the back of her recent headline shows in London and Paris, and appearance at The Great Escape 2022. “Splinter” follows her first single of 2022 “Sunburn”, which received love from the likes of The FADER and more. Together, the tracks hint at another body of work expected from spill tab this year as she continues to stake her claim as one of alt-pop’s most innovative and fearless new names.
EVAN GIIA SHARES NEW SINGLE, “RABBIT HOLE,” AHEAD OF HER PERFORMANCE TONIGHT AT EDC LAS VEGAS
“This past year has been all about growth. Growth as an artist, growth in my relationships, growth in my self-care and self-talk routine. I am a people pleaser at heart but I have been learning to draw my boundaries and advocate for myself,” explains EVAN GIIA. “‘RABBIT HOLE’ is about not taking ‘no’ for an answer. Believing in your path even if others don’t see it. Challenging the phrase: ‘but that’s how it’s always been done.’ Manifesting the way YOU want your future to look. The sky is the limit when you’re in this mindset. I’m so excited to share this song with the world. Go get what you want!”
ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER BRYNN CARTELLI RETURNS WITH DREAMY NEW SINGLE, “GEMINI”
Acclaimed 19-year-old singer-songwriter Brynn Cartelli today returned with the release of her ethereal new single, “Gemini,” which arrives just in time for Gemini Season. Sonically inspired by Stevie Nicks and Florence Welch, the dreamy pop song explores the dual-natured personality associated with the astrological sign. Listen to it HERE on all streaming platforms. The accompanying music video is also out today, which marks Brynn’s directorial debut.
Social Animals Announce Self-Titled Debut + Share “Love Language”
On Social Animals, the band explores themes of separation, loneliness, and a sense of impending doom in this strange new world we live in. The album is produced by singer/guitarist Dedric Clark with co-production from Jeremy Hatcher (Shawn Mendes, Harry Styles, Maggie Rogers) and John Rausch (Taylor Swift, Moon Taxi, Niall Horan) on select tracks. At 10-tracks, Social Animals is an elegant expression of chaotic emotion with haunting melodies and introspective lyrics. Drawing on influences such as The Cure, Oasis, and New Order, Social Animals captures the paranoid uncertainty and optimistic self-delusion that survival in today’s world demands.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE JANE FONDA AEROBIC VHS? release ‘Troglodyte’
Country Artist Raleigh Keegan Releases New Single “Miss Me Memphis,” Out Today – Listen Here!
“Miss Me Memphis” adds to Keegan’s collection of single releases, as he has dropped five tracks ahead of the EP. The Memphis driven track was written alongside his co-producer Chad Judd and friend Kelly McKay and is accompanied by a lyric video mirroring the track here.
Denis Coleman – Narcissist
Denis Coleman is at full tilt this year. Supporting Little Mix on their last ever arena tour and then headlining his own UK Tour later this year, Denis doesn’t give you a second to miss him. ‘Narcissist’ comes packed with Coleman’s ingenious pop/rock soundscape and a confessional music video, picking apart the turmoil and ecstasy that can come in a new relationship.
OUT NOW: Goldie releases brand new album ‘The Start of No Regret’ from his collaborative project Subjective
Today production duo and electronic virtuosos SUBJECTIVE – comprised of legendary DJ and producer GOLDIE and acclaimed engineer and producer JAMES DAVIDSON – release the brand-new album ‘THE START OF NO REGRET’ via THREE SIX ZERO RECORDINGS/SONY MUSIC.
Joh’s “Hiatus” OUT TODAY!
Joh, our lyrically driven vocal chameleon, embraces strength through vulnerability, making good on her promise to her adoring fans to be consistently transparent and honest with her music and intimate with her performances. Today marks the release of Joh’s album, Hiatus, a sensationally based, emotionally driven body of art that gives listeners a glimpse into Joh’s moments: a peak at her intimate memories, a sip of breath, of life, from her lungs, a shared beat of her beautiful heart. Primarily guitar based, this dreamy indie/folk body of work crosses many genres, indulging r&b/blues inspired vocals and progressions, soft rock guitar licks and baselines, and classically inspired compositions, creating addictively eccentric melodies and enchanting harmonics.
Rising singer, songwriter, and producer Yot Club has dropped his newest single “off the grid,” the title track from his debut album, out June 10 via amuse. Deceptively buoyant, the track speaks to the emotional exhaustion caused by boredom and desperately needing a change of pace. The scuzzy, indie-rock arrangement incorporates bouncing riffs, sharp melodies, and a swooning guitar solo that will have you tapping your feet the moment you hear it.
PRATEEK KUHAD SHARES NEW ALBUM THE WAY THAT LOVERS DO
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad has shared his new album The Way That Lovers Do. The record is available now via Elektra Records and arrives alongside an official lyric video for focus track “All I Need.” Recorded at Seattle’s secluded Bear Creek Studio with Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy), the album features 11 brand-new tracks about human love, friendship, and connectivity.
“We’re really excited to be working with Ernest Jenning and Olive Grove Records on releasing our music this year!” Easton says. “It’s a brilliant opportunity for us to collaborate with two brilliant independent labels who are committed to supporting artists they love and be part of a global family who will nurture our music.”
Cloudchord shares new EP with Ian Ewing, ‘Tulips’
Tulips is a continued exploration of his signature guitar riffs and a sonic reflection of living a creative, playful gratitude-filled life. Tulips is the sound of “optimistic chillhop in the spring,” explains VanScoten. “Each of these songs is a plant: Cloudchord’s Guitar and Ian Ewings Drum Kit are the roots and trunk. The orchestration and harmony layers are the branches and leaves/ flowers that grow from these organic foundations.” Tulips feature the previous released singles “Sundays,” the sound of Neo-Soul Gospel guitar accompanied with wondrous Jazzy Hip Hops, and “Step By Step,” a track exploring what one can do with just three chords.
Marcus King releases new single ‘Rescue Me’
Joonti presenta su nuevo sencillo “Necio”
RAP STAR DREEZY RELEASES HITGIRL ALBUM EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY HIT-BOY
“When you listen to this, I want you to hear one producer and a female kill a whole project together,” Dreezy says. “Hit-Boy pushed me out of my comfort zone. I was thinking about songs differently. When I laid it down, I saw his vision and trusted him. I don’t know the last time this has been done. There aren’t any top producers who are co-signing females like this right now. We are making history for real.”
Rockshots Records – Karmic Link Posts Cyberpunk Lyric Video “The Tone of C”
Introducing: Ella Tiritiello & her standout debut single ‘Say Something’
Born in Kristianstad, a small town in the south of Sweden, Ella Tiritiello was raised by music lovers on a potent diet of powerhouses including the likes of Diana Ross, Adele and Sia “I loved to sing their songs in my room, but I never wanted anyone to hear, mostly because of my stage fright. I couldn’t see myself stand in front of people and sing.”
Out Now: French pop/rock trio OAKMAN releases new track “Fantasy”
Mayday Parade Share “Losing My Mind”
Saint Christopher Announces Debut LP, Shares “Winners” Single + Video via EARMILK
Today, Saint Christopher — the project of Los Angeles musician Christopher Kalil (formerly of Arms Akimbo) — announces his debut LP, Pop Shit, due October 7, 2022. To celebrate the occasion, he has shared the record’s first single, “Winners.” He will also be releasing more music over the coming months, ahead of the album’s release.
Alex Chapman Releases “HORSEY” Featuring Kim Petras
Making a name for himself for commanding dancefloors at large scale events night-after-night and becoming a nightlife mainstay after spinning for the likes of Jeremy Scott, Dior, Moschino, Spotify, and many more as the likes of Cardi B, Charli XCX, Bella Hadid, Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, Lizzo, and The Weeknd, watched on, Alex also opened for Kim Petras’ North American and European tours – becoming an overnight sensation in the process – before co-writing on her forthcoming debut album. Receiving praise from Billboard, Buzzfeed, Paper Magazine, NYLON, and more for his early work as a DJ, and being called “a much-needed antidote to hip hop’s hypermasculinity” by The New York Times, Alex used self-isolation to tirelessly work on his own original music; investing thousands of hours into songwriting and teaching himself how to produce, all while finding freedom in carving his own line and dedicating his music to centering queer people and creating more space for individuality.
TIM NORTH RELEASES DEBUT EP AND SHARES “MY WAY” VIDEO FT. SAMMY ADAMS
Today, acclaimed Toronto singer-songwriter and producer Tim North releases his debut EP Early Wishes via Boom.Records. Arriving alongside the EP is the official music video for the previously released track “My Way” featuring Sammy Adams. The visual, directed by Devan Marz (Jay Kritch, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie) and shot in Brooklyn, depicts North and Adams exchanging bars and staking their claim.
SINGER/SONGWRITER GRACIE RAY RELEASES INTIMATE NEW SINGLE “ONE OF THESE NIGHTS”
Gracie imparts raw honesty upon lively pop soundscapes punctuated by R&B grooves and jazz fluidity in her music. She tells stories with the candor of a late-night chat between lifelong friends, sparing no detail or emotion as she examines the ups and downs of love and life.
Underpinned by honest lyrics and undeniable hooks, emotionally unavailable explores the complex feelings people experience when going through the ebb and flows of mental health journeys, friendships, commitment, and abandonment issues – topics close to the lyricist’s heart. Detailing her journey in an in-depth and profound way, emotionally unavailable displays Cat’s blossoming artistry and showcases her maturity as a singer/songwriter.
JOE HERMES RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WHISKEY FIXER UPPER”
Inspired by a personal mantra of the harder you work, the luckier you get, Joe Hermes is all about making music that tells the story of living the daily grind. His new single “Whiskey Fixer Upper” is an American blue-collar anthem, geared to lift the spirits of hard-working men and women everywhere. With the help of Grammy-winning producer Dale Oliver and hit songwriter Dan Couch, Hermes has found a fun and relatable way to depict this rewarding lifestyle.
Chicana songstress, Doris Anahi, releases new single and visuals for “It Wasn’t You” out today via Casa Mija / Altafonte. The bilingual track is the singer-songwriter’s second single from forthcoming EP and a love letter to her hometown, Los Angeles. “It Wasn’t You,” which was co-written by Doris alongside Danny Murcia (aka Ex Mañana) who also produced the song, is a modernized take on a bolero with a message about following your intuition and being self-aware.
Blake Morgan’s new album out today: “Killer pop-rock.” —The Washington Post
“I wanted to make a new record that would evoke a time in music when melodic Rock-‘n-Roll hooks weren’t a vice, when optimistic, triumphant love songs with bite poured out of the car stereo,” says Morgan. “If The Police’s album ‘Ghost in the Machine’ and AC/DC’s ‘Back In Black’ had a kid together, that ‘kid’ would be my new record.”
DAVION FARRIS RELEASES ‘MOVED’ EP TODAY VIA HILLMAN GRAD RECORDS/DEF JAM RECORDINGS
Interest in the 7-song EP’s release gained momentum when the Inglewood (CA) artist dropped his “Bad Guy” single last month, following up “Sometimes,” (from The Chi season 4 soundtrack), two of his most introspective and heart-wrenching compositions to date. Both tracks are included on MOVED.
PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST & R&B STAR LUH KEL RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE + VISUALS FOR “BE THIS WAY”OFF UPCOMING SELF-TITLED ALBUM “TURRAN”
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Centershift releases new music video for “And So…” (Ex-OneSideZero)
Centershift have released their new music video for “And So…” featuring Tallulah Swasey of Grumpy Plum. The video comes with a warning, as the content of the video may be sensitive to some viewers. The lyrics and overall issue of domestic violence is something that Centershift vocalist/guitarist Jasan Radford is hoping to bring further awareness to. Directed by Ben Trandem and produced by The Radford Media Group, watch the video today on Youtube and the single is available now on Spotify and Apple Music.
ACM Award-Winning Songwriter Jason Nix Releases “Mary Wanna”
“‘Mary Wanna’ is the song that got my wheels turning again on releasing music as a solo artist. I love the way it makes me feel,” reflects Nix of the track produced by Chip Matthews. “I’ve always wanted to do a concept album and ‘Mary Wanna’ paints a very clear picture of what Mary’s role will be in this story. She’s a rebel who feels trapped by her parents’ idea of who she should be; she feels smothered by her community’s expectations of how a young woman should act. She is desperately looking for the freedom to find out who she is, even if it means breaking some hearts along the way.”
The Dead Licks Share New Album ‘In Disguise’ via Glide | Read More in VENTS & Consequence
For any of us, moving on from college means growing up. Moving from your Dayton, Ohio, campus to the tough environment of a city, say. Actually putting that finance degree to use. And for Chicago four-piece The Dead Licks, it also meant growing up musically — both in terms of their compositions, and as performers. Sonically, The Dead Licks’s more grown-up sound is most apparent in terms of one thing: time. Their new album is an unhurried affair, with roomy, often breezy songs that stretch their legs — with many of them clocking in around the five-minute mark, they’re not quite jams. But they evoke a similar spirit, taking pleasure in playing with and lingering over new sounds.
JAX Diaries Release New Single “I Gave My Life To Rock N Roll” + Official Music Video
Italian alternative rock band JAX Diaries released a brand new single “I Gave My Life To Rock N Roll” to all major platforms today!
Country music singer/songwriter Dan Kouba proves his dedication to the well-being of our country with the release of his latest patriotic single “We The People.” Drawing from ideas written out in the U.S. Constitution, the song showcases Kouba’s love for our nation. The inspiring song recognizes those who fought for our country and urges everyone across the country to come together in unity. “We The People” was premiered by Center Stage Magazine and is available to download and stream on all digital platforms now!
Against I Addresses Broken Relationships With “You And I”.
OSMANI GARCIA “LA VOZ” X CHARLY BLACK LAUNCH THE SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO OF “PAU POW SING A SONG”
Atlanta crossover neanderthals TURN COLD, in conspiracy with Asheville black thrash maniacs ALL HELL, are pleased to announce a summer spectacle of heavy metal madness across the circle pits of the east coast. This July – HELL FREEZES OVER.
Their latest eponymous EP is another unapologetic homage to classic thrash and hardcore. No neck is safe from the weekend bangover.