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aja monet shares new single ‘why my love?’
Surrealist blues poet and organizer aja monet has released another gripping single, “why my love?” from her forthcoming album when the poems do what they do, releasing June 9 via drink sum wtr, a new imprint of All Flowers Group.
HOZIER ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING ALBUM UNREAL UNEARTH IS SET TO RELEASE AUGUST 18
Unreal Unearth will be offered digitally as well as in various physical configurations including standard black LP, raw ochre D2C exclusive LP, burnt clay Amazon exclusive LP, light umber indie retail exclusive LP, CD, and cassette. See the exclusive vinyl pack shots below.
Sunset Inspired Single // KAE SERA’s “Past Tense”
Emerging East London based singer KAE SERA blends modern day electro-pop with sounds from the 50’s and 60’s to create something which is both unique yet familiar. Originally from Liverpool, the artist grew up in a city rich in musical heritage, exposed to the nostalgic soundscapes of the bands that made the city famous. These sounds subliminally fed her musical appetite, giving her music a vintage haze and maturity. With a fascination for literature and poetry, her songs provide a captivating, storytelling experience, pulling you into her world.
Singer/ Songwriter/ Producer Mychael Gabriel Releases Official Music Video for Single “MADAM, I’M ADAM”
BONE DAGGER Announce Self Titled EP
The heavy rock outfit from Portland, OR, are preparing to unveil their new EP Bone Dagger on August 18, 2023. The EP explores an array of themes from social injustice and corporate feudalism to regret and self-discovery/actualization.
“Am I excited to release this? ‘Numb’ is probably closer to accurate. I’ve been sitting in these songs for so long, I think the excitement will be determined by whether or not people like it. But it’s done and I feel relieved.” – John Lund
DEWEY shares exceptional new single ‘The Janitor’
Led by an intoxicating bass line, The Janitor is an exquisite teaser ahead of DEWEY’s new album ‘Worry Less’ which will follow on the 26th of May.
Born from reflecting from the inside out, the track is a reminder to practice self care and to keep looking forward. Sharing more DEWEY explained: Taking care of yourself and your dreams, like a factory, the inner workings of your soul, the process of creating something new and oiling your dreams to function. Not projecting onto others and depending on them to make you feel better, it’s up to you to go deeper. Learning to trust myself and my intuition beyond the thick smoke and loud machines.
Progressive Metal Project THE ANCHORET Premieres “Until The Sun Illuminates”
Progressive Metal Project THE ANCHORET has parterned with Invisible Oranges for the premiere of “Until The Sun Illuminates,” the second single from forthcoming debut album It All Began With Loneliness. The single will be available on all digital platforms on May 19. Stream it now below!
BLONDSHELL – Releases “Salad” Video || Ahead of UK Tour Dates Next Week
Directed by Nick Harwood (Sophie, Blood Orange, Kim Petras) and inspired by the photos of Justine Kurland and shot at the Zorthian Ranch in Altadena, CA, the video tells a story of a trio of self-sufficient women – played by Blondshell, Rana Ghiassi, and Ruby Cruz (Mare of Easttown, Willow) – who spend a day in the forest they call home. We follow them as they awaken in their encampment and trounce through the woods, and through their intimate interactions and exchanges we come to understand their deep connection. Throughout the first act they assemble souvenirs from the forest — twigs, herbs, flowers etc. — that at first might resemble some sort of rustic bouquet. But we will soon learn that this assemblage has a sinister purpose — the trinkets they’ve collected are not decorations but ingredients…
CHAPPELL ROAN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “RED WINE SUPERNOVA”
Chappell Roan is an artist on the brink of pop stardom. Bold hooks, honest songwriting, and a heavy dose of glitter make up the unapologetically honest world of Chappell Roan, who’s built up a cult-like fanbase over the past year with releases like her breathtaking self-written ballad “Kaleidoscope”, last year’s cinematic fan favourite “Casual”, and her synth-pop smash breakthrough, 2020’s “Pink Pony Club”. Chappell discusses her new single “Red Wine Supernova”, out today with an intimate visualizer, in an interview on New Music Daily with Zane Lowe, as well as the announcement of her highly anticipated debut album slated for fall release via Amusement/Island Records. Reflecting on the song, Chappell says, “I needed a campy gay girl song that captured the magic of having feelings for another girl. I packed the song with fun raunchy lyrics that make it feel like a night out flirting with the girl across the bar!”
Post-Punk Band Do Nothing Share “Moving Target”
Toy City Share Video for Single “Margherita Regina”
“Unexpectedly, the band pays tribute to Oscar Hammerstein with a cover of “Do Re Mi”, one of several iconic tunes littered throughout The Sound of Music. But this isn’t any normal cover – the original is still there, but it’s buried beneath chunky lo-fi guitars and thumping percussion, evincing the ramshackle vibe of some early 90s indie rock wanderer. Despite its obvious alteration, the song still retains the melodic lilt of its predecessor, though it’s been roughed up quite a bit. It’s both familiar and mysterious in its designs, a testament to Burke and Shaheen’s ability to transcend well-known nostalgia to get at the beating heart of the music.” – Beats Per Minute
Toy City transforms Oscar Hammerstein into early 90s indie rock on cover of “Do Re Mi” [BPM Premiere]
Jeremie Albino Releases Title Track From Sophomore Album ‘Tears You Hide’ – Out June 9
“This song is probably my favorite song off the record and closest to my heart, so it just made the most sense to make it the album title,” said Jeremie Albino. “I wrote it a while back when my sister was going through some pretty serious health issues and my parents would try to hold it together, but I could see that they really struggled to keep back their tears most days. These strong figures in my life seemed as vulnerable as I was as a child, and I felt the need to take care of them and make sure they were okay. This song came to me one night as I was about to fall asleep, and it makes me think of my family every time I sing it, because they mean a whole lot to me, and I hope that anyone going through a struggle will connect with it.”
Shoegaze/dream pop duo The Know New Visuals
Chart-Topping Rock Band Saving Abel Premieres New Music Video For Latest Single “Baptize Me”
Renowned rock band Saving Abel is pleased to premiere its new music video for their latest current single “Baptize Me”, available today for viewing through American Songwriter.
“Baptize Me” Begins Story of Jared Weeks’ Journey Back to Saving Abel [Exclusive Premiere]
OMEN ASTRA: Treble Premieres The End Of Everything From Progressive Post-Metal Trio; LP To See Release This Friday!
Treble is currently streaming, The End Of Everything, the towering debut full-length from Canadian progressive post-metal trio, OMEN ASTRA. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release on May 19th via Hypaethral Records (Canada), Protagonist Music (US), and Moment Of Collapse (Europe).
Hear the new album by Canadian post-metal group Omen Astra, The End of Everything
ICYMI: BLIND CHANNEL Releases New Single And Video for “HAPPY DOOMSDAY”
New Emei: 9.4 Million TikTok likes
With her dripping vocals, colorful lyrics, and slicing wit, viral alt-pop artist Emei has rapidly built up a fan base over the past year. Leaning on over a decade of stage experience, Emei invites audiences into her world, leading them through her hyper-relatable musings on young adult life.Even before she started writing, Emeideveloped incredible stage presence from her experience competing on Chinese Idol at 15. After receiving third place on the show through months of stadium shows, Emei began releasing her own music on Chinese platforms eventually performing on Dancing with the Stars of China.
STONEDA5TH RELEASES “CHANGED” MUSIC VIDEO
On the introspective track, a lush piano weaves through a menacing instrumental laced with booming 808s. His unassuming cadence soars with profound lyrics as he reflects on people switching on him due to his newfound fame. The accompanying visual unfolds with an intense series of vignettes. stoneda5th has all the makings of an unapologetic and undeniable star.
Autopilot – New Single “Say Something”
Canada’s Autopilot is back with a new single, “Say Something” dropping May 19, 2023. It’s the follow-up to their 2022 single “Feverish Dreams”. The alt rock band is currently touring North America, supporting their forthcoming album. Autopilot is Marlon Harder (vocals, guitar), Adam Swalm (bass) and Cale Hretsina (drums).
Today Gavin Gardiner and James Robertson team up as MOONRiiVR – debut single “Blonde Hair Now” released via Victory Pool Records
Their first single, “Blonde Hair Now” is a celebration of the small moments in our days that make up our lives – a beautiful homage to the gravity of the simple everyday decisions that shape our world. It invites listeners to imagine a world where you’re dancing in the RCA studios with the ghost of a young Elvis Presley or fast asleep between Richie Valens and Buddy Holly in the backseat of that ill-fated flight.
Kid Francescoli Shares “1986” Single + Video
Following the March release of a new single entitled “You Are Everywhere” (ft. Turbo Goth), Kid Francescoli (the electro-pop project of French musician Mathieu Hocine) shares another new track entitled “1986,” the melodically enchanting second teaser leading up to a brand new album that’ll be out later this year. It comes alongside a gorgeous accompanying music video directed by Théo Frémont.
The Japanese House Releases “Sunshine Baby” ft. The 1975’s Matty Healy
“Sunshine Baby is my nickname for my dog, and my ex and I always used to lay on the beach together being sunshine babies. The chorus is kind of a submission to the end of our relationship, but singing it in a positive light. There’s a transience in every part of a relationship, and in the circle of everything it comes back around,” says Bain.
Endless Forms deliver and M83 inspired Dreamliner
‘A Door That Disappears’ is the second track taken from his pending album ‘The House of Love’ – the most intimate and personal album Allen has ever released. The single started as a production demo he created for another artist that wanted something similar to ‘All The Stars’ by Kendrick Lamar and SZA which they didn’t end up using. “I loved it so much that I repurposed it into this melancholy, bongo-heavy piano song”
Rise Above: No Echo debuts Dutch metal-fused hardcore unit’s Video for “White Eyes”
Winterswijk-based metallic hardcore group Rise Above returns with For Better For Worse, their upcoming mini album, slated for 30 June via WTF Records. The album’s first single, “White Eyes,” which also comes with a music video, is now available digitally.