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In celebration for Black Music Month, Foot Locker NYC, in partnership with Converse, has selected Brooklyn-born artist Lola Brooke for their latest campaign, ‘Create Next.’ Launched earlier this month with an accompanying photoshoot, freestyle, and interview feature, ‘Create Next’ showcases the next class of rising champions poised for success in many dimensions from New York. Watch the official launch video for ‘Create Next’ HERE.
media release: yi-lynn announces new single ‘just to feed’ + new EP 💌
Contemplative and raw, Melbourne’s Yi-Lynn has today announced her new single Just To Feed, a brooding, simmering ode to women and violent femininity, out now. Just To Feed precedes Yi-Lynn’s new EP Foul Water, an exploratory art-pop collection evocative of Fiona Apple and Joanna Newsom, out July 12 – pre-order now available. Yi-Lynn will celebrate the release with a launch show at The Gasometer Upstairs on August 19, with support from local artists Sandy Hsu and LEO.
GOONLORD OVERTHROWS WITH RAZING VIDEO FOR CRUSHING SINGLE “PARIAH”!
Ex-High Highs frontman Jackson Mico Milas joins Apollo Records with tender single ‘Lost In Seasons’ out today!
Slothrust: new video & UK headline tour starts 5th July
Parallel Timeline was released last September via Dangerbird Records and features the singles ‘Waiting’ and ‘Cranium’. Parallel Timeline (Origins), released in March, features demo + new versions of select tracks from Parallel Timeline, as well as commentary from bandleader Leah Wellbaum and drummer Will Gorin.
Introducing GRAVE GOODS feat members of PINS, Girls Names, and September Girls – Share new single ‘Come’ and announce debut album ‘TUESDAY. NOTHING EXISTS.” via TULLE out 9th September
Taking influence from early post-punk and minimalist rock, the music of GRAVE GOODS has been described as urgent and demanding, claustrophobic yet spacious, and they’re guaranteed to grab your attention.
BRUTUS RELEASE NEW SONG “DUST”
Brutus have today shared their brand new single ‘Dust’, the first new music from the band since 2020’s stand-alone track ‘Sand’. On the song, singer Stefanie Mannaerts voice has grown in stature and control as she explores the feeling of being drained by the changing demands of a particularly intense friendship. The band notes: ‘DUST’ was born out of the frustration of having friends with demands and expectations that were way too high. It’s a song about being at breaking point; pissed off about everything and everyone. ‘DUST’ is honest, direct and unfiltered. It’s a very special and personal song for us, which is why we wanted this to be the first new song for people to hear.”
MOONLIGHT HAZE release “Kintsugi” video
Thai pop superstar STAMP releases lyric video for ‘Ai no Sei de’, in collaboration with mega-hit Thai drama series ‘Love By Chance’!
Having released his latest single ‘Ai no Sei de’ just last week, Bangkok-based Thai superstar STAMP has now also released a new lyric video for the song, as a collaboration with mega-hit Thai drama series ‘Love By Chance’.
[single out today, ambient techno] NYC Based Pill Super Releases Second Single “Under the Span” From Debut LP Ghost Reel (Ambient, Techno, 07.16)
Caden Marchese under the name Pill Super has just released the second single “Under the Span” from the upcoming album Ghost Reel out 07.16.22. While known for his work with the Denver slowcore band American Grandma and contributions to Midwife’s towering 2020 album Forever, Pill Super finds Marchese honing his ear to a liquid form of Ambient Electronic music that builds upon as much as it elides its musical touchstones. Heads and newcomers alike will hear flirtations with Warp and Kranky Records broken electronics, washes of pure tonal drift, pulsing synths and the entrancing, understated thud of artists like The Sight Below and DJ Healer.
SONIC FLOWER: new album + single announced!
If you’re looking for the perfect 70s throwback and the tastiest bluesy licks, then look no further than SONIC FLOWER’s new album! With Church Of Misery bassist and mastermind Tatsu Mikami at the helm of the project, you can expect a huge slab of groovy boogie-psych sprinkled with deep-toned funk and doom influences. The lineup also comprises original Church Of Misery vocalist Kazuhiro Asaeda, blues guitarist Fumiya Hattori, and drummer Toshiaki Umemura.
Pale Blue Eyes share new single “Star Vehicle” / Debut album out Sep 2 (ffo W.H. Lung, The Orielles)
“It’s a hopeful and uplifting track,” says PBE singer/guitarist Matt Board. “It’s about daydreaming of the future and riding out difficult times together – kind of fantasizing about somewhere far away. It touches on times at art college, where there was a student bar called The Rat & Emu, out in the middle of the countryside. I remember the stars seemed so bright overhead.”
Pianos Become The Teeth Share New Single “Skiv”
Today, Baltimore/D.C. post-hardcore band Pianos Become The Teeth share their latest single and music video “Skiv” from newly announced album ‘Drift’ out on August 26th. As the follow up to lead single “Genevieve,” this Portishead inspired ballad has a sense of impending doom that lingers with you even when the track draws to a close. Its slow-burning dark verses give way for fleeting moments of optimism in the chorus, but soon revert to the melancholy melody. Layers of nostalgic string and horn arrangements add an element warmth to the track’s minimalist atmosphere.
Introducing: partygirl, an imaginative, maximalist indie rock band based in Brooklyn. The group was formed by long-time musical partners Pagona Kytzidis (vocals/rhythm guitar/keys) and Colby Lamson-Gordon (bass/vocals), who have been writing and performing together since their college days at Columbia University. Pagona and Colby are joined by Francesca Pastore (lead guitar/production), Alec Mauro (sax/vocals), and Jonathan Ashley (drums). Drawing inspiration from artists past and present, such as Queen, Mitski, Fiona Apple, Elliott Smith, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead and St. Vincent, partygirl strives to create a unique and forward-looking sound. Through their music, partygirl seeks to imagine new worlds based on feminist praxis, radical Survivor identity, and a rejection of our present-day dystopia.
Resilient Rock Perfection // Pinkfiz “ON YOUR KNEES”
A true definition of fiery feminism, Pinkfiz is a 19-year-old independent alt-rock artist from Cambridgeshire. Representing flourishing female empowerment, her anger of unjust experiences turns it into resilient rock perfection. Using her home studio, she creates euphoria with her songs, empowering others and igniting a spark amongst listeners, making them comfortable enough to scream out all their frustrations.
IAN BLURTON’S FUTURE NOW: Cvlt Nation Premieres “The Power Of No” Video; Second Skin Full-Length Nears Release Via Seeing Red Records/Pajama Party
If you’re a fan of any kind of ’70s heavy rock – Southern boogie, NWOBHM, MC5/Stooges Detroit punk, Junk Shop glam or straight-up classic rock – chances are, IAN BLURTON’S FUTURE NOW has something for you. If you’re the kind of person who might geek out on the vintage gear used to record that music, we’ll double down on that wager.
CHARLOTTE WESSELS (Ex-DELAIN) Announces New Album, “Tales From Six Feet Under Vol II”, out October 7
Ruling stages worldwide and delivering her inimitable voice and stunning charisma into the hearts of her devotees, former DELAIN vocalist/composer CHARLOTTE WESSELS continues her successful solo journey by unveiling the new album, Tales From Six Feet Under Vol II, out October 7, 2022, via Napalm Records. After embarking on this adventurous ride with her enchanting compilation record, Tales From Six Feet Under (2021), the upcoming endeavor marks the next proof of Wessels’ multifaceted nature and wide artistic range that is deeply supported by fans and critics alike.
Pianos Become The Teeth share new single “Skiv” | New album “Drift” out 26th August via Epitaph Records
Today, Baltimore/D.C. post-hardcore band Pianos Become The Teeth share their latest single and music video “Skiv” from newly announced album “Drift” out on August 26th. As the follow up to lead single “Genevieve,” this Portishead inspired ballad has a sense of impending doom that lingers with you even when the track draws to a close. Its slow-burning dark verses give way for fleeting moments of optimism in the chorus, but soon revert to the melancholy melody. Layers of nostalgic string and horn arrangements add an element warmth to the track’s minimalist atmosphere.
NNAMDÏ ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM + SIGNS TO SECRETLY CANADIAN
Watch Sean Nicholas Savage’s video for “Ain’t What It Used To Be” off his upcoming Mac DeMarco-produced lp, Shine – Out July 22nd on Arbutus Records
The glimmer of light in a stray cat’s eye, the ebb and flow of ocean waves upon the shore, the bright streak of a comet across the night sky, the unconditional love between a mother and child: these are some of the poetic elements that sparkle at the core of Shine from Sean Nicholas Savage, the follow-up to 2020’s Life is Crazy. Where that album explored the crushing beauty of life, Shine is a record about recapturing the will to live after a period of sadness and stagnancy, and the return to positivity and hope wrapped up in music that adds a sense of rhythmic guitar-based folk intimacy to Savage’s hallmark ebullient avant-pop.
Multicultural Newcomer Safiyah Hernandez Releases Debut Single “9pm”
Wise beyond her years, Safiyah has found songwriting as a form of catharsis in dealing with the overwhelming grief, loss, and confusion that is the current state of the world. The moody, intimate “9pm” asks how the world can move on so quickly from acts of violence and crisis, calling out the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and bringing attention to the plight of the Palestinians in Gaza through urgent, percussive swells and poignantly-rich harmonies. By focusing on civil and human rights–rather than trying to ignore them–Safiyah crafts a refreshingly compelling narrative that examines the disorientating task of trying to find yourself among the chaos through her music.
“No Love,” marks the latest visual and single to drop from The Lobby Boyz self-titled album, available everywhere now, which features some of today’s hottest rap collaborations including Fivio Foreign, Fabolous, Benny The Butcher, Styles P, and Young MA to name a few.
INTRODUCING: Poolblood, new single “twinkie” out on Next Door Records.
About “twinkie”: “A song I wrote about the tenderness of time, time as a source of love, and the way time is the ultimate parent. Starting over is as sweet as a golden sponge cake. My dearest friend Shamir, played guitar and drums and my friend Grant played bass on a rainy day in Fishtown Philadelphia.” – Maryam Said