August 7th Weekly Roundup Feature
Happy August 7th! The Festival Voice is back with our weekly roundup feature. Check back in with us tomorrow!
Above & Beyond- Gratitude feat. Marty Longstaff (Sébastien LégerRemix)
Adam Melchor- Turnham Green
“Turnham Green,” the new song from rising singer/songwriter Adam Melchor, premieres today via Warner Records alongside an accompanying video directed by Francisco Covarrubias. Listen/share the song HERE and watch/share the video HERE.
Agender- Top Bottom Top Remixes
LA-based post-punk four-piece Agender offer a four track EP, Top Bottom Top Remixes, with re-imagined versions of their queer disco-club soundtrack “Top Bottom Top.” Out everywhere now, the project features remixes by JD Samson, Harvey Sutherland, David Scott Stone and lead singer Romy Hoffman.
AIR APPARENT- Leave Me
Rising San Francisco-based DJ and producer, AIR APPARENT, shares his breezy new single “Leave Me” out everywhere now. The newest single arrives ahead of the release of the producer’s debut LP Chromatic due out September 16 and available for pre-order now. The ultimate summer soundtrack, it’s a collection of light and bright tracks, culminating in a 12 track project, featuring appearances from vocalists like Constance, Kcdeeya, GESS, Ellie Jones, and more.
All Day I Dream- Summer Sampler 2022
House music legend Lee Burridge and his global party series turned record label All Day I Dream have made a massive mark on dance music. Lee’s signature languid, melodic aesthetic has inspired a new generation in the continuum of house music. Today, the renowned party series and record label All Day I Dream releases their annual VA, entitled ‘Summer Sampler 2022.’ Lee has packed this 3-disc compilation to the brim with talent, featuring an all-star lineup of ADID family across the 12 tracks.
Allman Family Reunion
On the heels of a month-long tour in Europe, Devon Allman is thrilled to announce the sixth annual Allman Family Revival. Over the past six years, Devon has proven that he is a master ringleader, connector and front man. He has perfected the art of orchestrating experiential evenings that bring together top tier talent including Marcus King, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, Big Head Todd, Ivan Neville, George Porter, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, Jimmy Hall, Kenny Aronoff, Karl Denson, Eric Gales, Robert Randolph, and many more.
2022 ALLMAN FAMILY REVIVAL LINEUP
THE DEVON ALLMAN PROJECT
THE RIVER KITTENS
ON SELECT DATES
LUTHER AND CODY DICKINSON (NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS)
GEORGE PORTER JR
SPECIAL GUESTS IN SELECT CITIES TO OPEN
GEORGE PORTER JR & RUNNIN’ PARDNERS
THE SAMANTHA FISH BAND
Pre-sale starts tomorrow, August 3 with code “Revival22” – all tickets on sale Friday at allmanfamilyrevival.com.
Atta Boy- Boys
LA indie-pop quartet Atta Boy return with new single “Boys,” out everywhere now, alongside a DIY lyric video. The guitar-driven, sweet ode to friendship is just the first taste of what’s to come from the four-piece.
Aviella & Conro- Way Back
Flourishing in-demand artist Aviella today joined forces with Canadian producer and singer-songwriter Conro for their pop-fueled dance single, “Way Back” on Monstercat. Arriving as the first officially-released song recorded in Monstercat’s Los Angeles studio, it’s a surefire summer anthem that affirms the duo’s kinetic energy. The track blends Conro’s signature bouncy synths and earworm soundscapes with uplifting lyrics that he had written in an old notebook, awaiting the perfect topline. Once Aviella and Conro connected in the studio, Aviella’s stunning vocals paired effortlessly with the bright chords, igniting an instant hit.
Automhate- Brain Stab
Hailing from Italy, Automhate, the 22-year-old riddim/dubstep producer, has had a big year, to say the least. Starting out as a frequent on the digital record label “Riddim Network,” Automhate would soon be collaborating with significant artists on the scene such as K-NINE & MONXX just within 2020, then sparking the highly anticipated “Terminhate” EP on Disciple: Round Table. With viral tracks like Tonal Riddim and Solo, Automhate made his mark in the music industry and his music production is recognized. Releasing on major labels like Halcyon, Disciple, Never Say Die, Buygore, and Subsidia, Automhate is one to go for upcoming years.
benny blanco, BTS, and Snoop Dog- Bad Decisions
Acclaimed artist and producer benny blanco has teamed up with Jin, Jimin, V and Jung Ko
Beatport Group Names Matt Gralen Chief Financial Officer
Beverly Crusher- Gimme The Power
Seattle punk rock band Beverly Crusher has been chipping away and threatening a full album for about three years and finally have come to the point they can share said forthcoming new album Waste of Waves, due August 12th on Freakout Records.
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros- Ripple
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros—consisting of Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti—are set for the release of their second vinyl collection of recorded material, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live in Colorado Vol. 2, October 7 on Third Man Records. Pre-order/pre-save HERE.
Child Seat- Bad Holiday
Moonboot! Records and LA-based indie pop-rock duo Child Seat are excited to announce the release of the band’s anticipated debut album Bad Holiday. On the 11 song album, Madeleine Mathews (MAWD) and Josiah Mazzaschi (Light FM, Bizou), turns pandemic setbacks into indie rock gold. The entirety of their debut album written remotely during the pandemic and the lyrical content on Bad Holiday touches on drastic changes around the world—devastating wildfires, sickness and loss—and Mathews’ internal struggle to adjust to the new abnormal. The song “Burning” refers to the 2021 wildfire that threatened Mathews’ hometown and wiped-out hundreds of thousands of acres of land that she’d hiked and traversed throughout her youth. While some songs feature darker subjects, Mathews and Mazzaschi manage to cultivate an upbeat and catchy sound as they explore universal themes of love, anxiety, and depression. Stream Bad Holiday it its entirety on all platforms HERE.
Circus Electric- Electric One Compilation
Today we enter a new era. Working behind the scenes we’ve been putting the finishing touches to what is one of the most exciting moments in our history. Circus Records, Doctor P and Flux Pavilion are overjoyed to announce Circus Electric! This is a brand new label which will stand alongside Circus Records with the quality and passion you’d expect.
Citadelle & Clér Letiv – Emptiness
Citadelle and Clér Letiv have decided to join forces on ‘Emptiness’, a dark melodic track combined with powerful basses and captivating vocals.
Citadelle: ‘’We got into contact with Clér Letiv, exchanged and quickly agreed that it would be very interesting to blend our styles into a track with a powerful break, deep basses and captivating vocals. We were watching some James Bond movies and wanted to give Emptiness this special atmosphere that we hear a lot in the soundtracks. Cler Letiv blended his voice perfectly with the instrumental that we sent and added this very specific vibe to the song.’’
Damion- Your Secret Is Safe With Me
Bloomington, IN singer-songwriter Damion (Damion Schiralli) shares “Your Secret is Safe With Me,” the final single and focus track off his brand new debut solo LP, Special Interest (out today via Earth Libraries). Damion’s debut project contains a deeply nostalgic, throw-back feel, with jangly guitar and a soothing lo-fi haze.
dayaway- dayaway EP
This summer, NYC-based dream pop band dayaway (mem. CLAVVS) finally share their brand new self-titled debut EP.
On their debut release, the band wrote:
“This project started as a sort of accident. I was sitting on the beach on a late summer day in 2018 when I felt compelled to start writing these summertime love songs. They came to me so quickly and all at once. These are vignettes of love and loss from my imagination and my life. They’re meant to capture the feelings of summertime, from the hot blue euphoria to the hazy golden sadness. On one level, they’re simple love songs, but there’s also something a little deeper about growing up and saying goodbye.”
Diplo- Diplo Deluxe
The deluxe version of Diplo’s recent self-titled album—his first full-length of electronic music in 18 years—is out today on FFRR. The deluxe album features three brand new tracks with Melé, Raumakustik and Joe
Diplo & Seth Troxler- Waiting For You (HoneyLuv Remix)
Female house and techno producer/DJ HoneyLuv releases her official remix of Diplo and Seth Troxler’s ‘Waiting For You’ featuring Desire out now via Diplo’s Higher Ground label imprint.
Tapped by the Mad Decent label head for an official remix, HoneyLuv has put her spin on the Diplo and Seth Troxler collaboration featuring vocals by Desire. Kicking it up a notch with her classic four-on-the-floor bass stabs and rhythmic percussion, HoneyLuv’s ‘Waiting For You’ remix is a tantalizing house heater perfect for sweaty dancefloors and festival mainstages. HoneyLuv’s remix arrives as part of the deluxe edition of Diplo’s self-titled album.
DJ E-Clyps- Celebrate feat. Tasha
DJ E-Clyps is back with A NEW single on his label Blacklight Music. A truly multi-talented artist, DJ E-Clyps has had his photos published in Time Magazine, written an op-ed on racism in the dance scene for Billboard, and has released music on legendary labels such as Toolroom, Dope Wax, Dirtybird, and Simma Black. E-Clyps has proven time and time again that he cannot be put into boxes- the veteran producer has made his mark on hip hop, house music, and is now releasing a pop-dance summer anthem, fit to be played anywhere from the club to the pool.
DJ The Prophet- From The Hard
After more than 35 years of making music and performing, the time has come for DJ The Prophet to wrap up his career. All good things must come to an end, and that includes years of producing music and playing live for some of the world’s most dedicated party lovers. It’s a bittersweet feeling, but he is nonetheless proud to present his unique farewell concept, From The Hard. It’s time to set foot on stage all around the world and do it once again, for the very last time.
Drew Knight & Bradley Denniston- Stars
Drew Knight is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Florida who creates music that combines retro synth tones with a modern feel. He draws inspiration from 80s Synth Pop, Synthwave and Modern Pop to create something new, yet nostalgic.
Eliminate- Nothing Left feat. XAELO
Eyedress- In The Dog House and Dream Dealer
Manila-born, Los Angeles-based rising star Eyedress shares two new songs today. “IN THE DOG HOUSE” features pro-skateboarder Franky Villani, his first ever musical feature and appearance in a video. Dickies’ sponsored, Villani also skates for New Balance—listen here and watch the video here.
Eyedress also releases “DREAM DEALER,” a collaboration with acclaimed producer and multi-instrumentalist, and fellow Filipino-American Chad Hugo—listen here.
Flaccid Mojo- Garbage People Video
Flaccid Mojo (kickstarted by Black Dice members Bjorn Copeland and Aaron Warren) share a music video for “Garbage People,” a track taken off their forthcoming announce their self-titled debut LP, due October 28 via Castle Face Records.
GAUCI- Back 2 When
‘Back 2 When‘ ruminates on the wasted breaths, attitude problems and hidden truths synonymous with getting fucked over; that realisation a relationship just isn’t worth it anymore. Full of snarl, ‘Back 2 When‘ is all confidence – without bravado or facetiousness – marking GAUCI‘s ability to command your full attention. Redefining the role of guitars through menacing riffs balanced by bold hooks and booming bass, the release breaks tighter, shinier edges to the three-piece’s musical canon.
Golden- Touch (Solomun Remix)
Acclaimed Australian electronic producer Golden Features (AKA Tom Stell) shares Solomun’s official remix for his latest single ‘Touch’ featuring Rromarin via Foreign Family Collective / Warner Music Australia.
Golden Dawn Arkestra- Join As One
On August 12, Austin-based band Golden Dawn Arkestra will release their highly anticipated release The Gold Album on August 12 digitally and on limited 180 gram edition vinyl (pre-order). Today the band is pleased to present the official video for their new single “Join As One.” The video, which was directed by Benjamin Blanchard, debuted today at Glide Magazine and can also be shared at YouTube. “Join As One” is the third release in a trilogy of videos off Golden Dawn’s upcoming album and was shot at Paramount Theater & The Texas Capitol Building.
GRiZ Announces Second Edition Of ‘Space Camp’
GRiZ announces today the return of his anticipated ‘Space Camp’, a two-day show at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on December 16th and 17th.
The second edition of Space Camp is set to host two nights of bass-heavy performances at the iconic Virginia venue. The double header kicks off Friday, December 16th with Gud Vibrations label-head NGHTMRE, Baltimore-based trap producer Zingara, and experimental bass DJ Sonorous, continuing into Saturday, December 17th with acidic bass extraordinaire G Jones, rising organic bass producer Of The Trees, and Denver-based Deadbeats artist A Hundred Drums, along with headline performances by GRiZ both nights. Each night, GRiZ and company will perform for over 11,000 attendees. This year, the Hampton Coliseum has hosted special events curated by Excision, Illenium, and Ganja White Night, with GRiZ’s ‘Space Camp’ serving as a fitting closer for the season.
Register for the Pre-Sale here:
Guards- More Cover Songs
NYC indie rock stalwarts Guards have shared a brand new covers album, More Cover Songs, out today via CGR and streamed in advance via FLOOD Magazine. The new LP features covers of songs by a vast range of artists including Ramones, Suicide, Billie Eilish (covered alongside his sister, Cults vocalist Madeline Follin, as an homage to Eilish’s musical partnership with her brother FINNEAS), and even the M*A*S*H* theme, originally written by Robert Altman’s then-pre-teen son.
Jason Ross- Atlas
Joseph Stevens- Pad
With his third album as Peel Dream Magazine, Joseph Stevens beckons you toward a fabulist, zig-zag world entirely of his own design. On Pad (out Oct. 7 on Slumberland / Tough Love), he eschews the fuzzy glories of his indie pop past – vibraphone trembles while chamber strings take center stage. The curtains lift to reveal banjo. Chimes. Farfisa. And as he lets out a moan atop the album’s title track, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary performance. A conceptual work about losing oneself when all they have is themself, Pad gestures towards an exciting new future for Stevens’ pop moniker by reimagining its own very existence.
JSloane Creative partners with Floyd Miami to host Fundraiser for Reproductive Rights (and celebrate Jaime Sloane’s 30th birthday) on Friday, August 12
Floyd Miami is a proud haven for self-determination and unabashed expression, which made the speakeasy-style haunt the perfect venue for Jaime Sloane’s 30th birthday celebration.
But rather than sticking strictly to the hedonistic indulgences that typically accompany such a milestone birthday, we’ll be partying with an urgent purpose.
On Friday, August 12, we’re hosting a Fundraiser for Reproductive Rights benefiting the National Network of Abortion Funds and Florida Access Network, with 100% of ticket proceeds and 20% of bar sales going directly to the non-profits. The National Network of Abortion Funds works to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access and organizes at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice. Florida Access Network builds pathways for abortion access by advocating for reproductive justice, funding abortion care, and providing logistical support.
Kelsey Magnuson- Beep Beep
Olympia, WA-based indie rock singer-songwriter Kelsey Magnuson announces her debut LP, Don’t Budge (set for release on November 2 via Earth Libraries). To celebrate the forthcoming release, she has shared a new track entitled “Beep Beep.”
King Princess- Let Us Die
Last night, King Princess performed a new track, “Let Us Die” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”—watch here. The track, which features drumming by the late Taylor Hawkins, is taken from her new sophomore album, Hold on Baby, out now via Zelig Records/Columbia Records—get it here.
Koven- Higher Ground Vol. 1
Award-winning cinematic bass duo Koven have just revealed the final chapter to their anticipated ‘Higher Ground (Part 1)’ EP, arriving with the final single and festival set opener “Industrial Strain,” a high-energy drum & bass track with a relevant message. Having been a staple on the touring circuit this summer, across more than 35 dates ranging from festivals such as Glastonbury to Tomorrowland, and EDC Las Vegas, it epitomizes why the beloved duo have become a mainstage addition globally. Following singles “Take it Away,” “Lions” and “All We Needed,” it’s an impressive offering to a diverse collection of records, each paying homage to Koven’s signature emotive penmanship.
Kramer- Stars Will Die
Iconic musician and producer Kramer shares “Stars Will Die Tonight,” the latest single off his recently announced LP, Music for Films Edited by Moths, out August 26 via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings. The new track comes alongside an accompanying video, part of a video series that will be slowly revealed alongside the LP release.
Layla Benitez- Fizzy Pop feat. Max Milner
The compilation is kicked off with Fizzy Pop by Club Space resident and Miami royalty, Layla Benitez, featuring vocals from Max Milner. Despite her recent stardom as a rising talent in the world of music production, Layla has a rich history of DJing. The daughter of Studio 54 legend and house music pioneer John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez, Layla has frequented DJ booths since birth, and started mixing records at age 13. Since her residency at Club Space began, Layla has quickly risen in the international club scene. She opened for Damian Lazurus and Black Coffee at their Hi Ibiza residency earlier this summer, and is now amidst a 40-show summer tour through Europe, with forthcoming shows in France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey, and the UK.
Levi Evans- Lay Low
Emerging songwriter and genre-bending alternative artist Levi Evans is excited to present the music video for his new single, “Lay Low.” Directed by Evans, “Lay Low” is a breezy, pop-leaning tune that offers up yet another stylistic curveball from the young musician who is continuing to experiment with moods and textures for his growing fanbase.
Liv Slingerland- Hey You
When Liv Slingerland lost her beloved father in March 2020, the in-demand guitarist (Halsey, Olivia Rodrigo, Lauren Ruth Ward, Donna Missal) knew what she needed to do immediately: wrap Hey You, the solo album she’d spent the past few years honing in on. It was the least she could do — a heartfelt homage to her biggest fan.
Local H- Here Comes The Zoo 20th Anniversary Tour
Iconic rock’n’roll outfit Local H is back with the announcement of the Here Comes The Zoo 20th Anniversary Tour, in celebration of the the record that came out two decades ago this year (released March 2002 via Palm Pictures).
Mercy Union- White Tiger
Mt. Crushmore Records and New Jersey-based rock band Mercy Union are excited to announce the release of White Tiger, the trio’s second full-length studio album (vinyl and merch available HERE). Inspired by memories of frontman Jared Hart’s formative years and the connection to late-nineties/early-aughts radio rock his older sister would blast in her car, the songs on White Tiger not only capture the spirit and essence of those years and the powerful magic of its music, but are bursting at the seams with it. A homage to that pivotal time in Hart’s life, White Tiger is a wide-eyed and windows-down rush that ties in his new found confidence as a musician with the music of his youth. Stream “Evergreen” from White Tiger on YouTube HERE and stream the album in its entirety on Spotify HERE.
Miane- For One Night
Fast-rising DJ and producer Miane has unveiled her new single ‘For One Night’, out August 5th on Black Book Records.
A pulsating club jam, ‘For One Night’ combines a driving bassline with rousing breakdowns and hypnotic vocals. Becoming something of a Black Book mainstay, the track follows Miane’s recent singles ‘Broken’ and ‘Don’t Wanna Lie’.
Might Delete Later- Tell Me Something
On 15th May this year, Might Delete Later posted her artist phone number on socials, allowing anyone to record a message, which could then be used in one of her upcoming productions. In just three hours, the inbox was full with a mix of intimate, fun and some not so fun messages. Whether it was someone struggling to say the words ‘I love you’ to their other half, someone who wanted to showcase her flute playing skills or someone who has had a hearing aid since the age of 22, these voicemails and personal stories from random people demonstrate how our dreams, worries and experiences connects us all as humans, and sometimes people we just need the chance to speak those words out loud.
Miles Hewitt- The Ark
Miles Hewitt is sharing a new single titled “The Ark.” Miles’ ambitious debut LP, Heartfall, is out on August 26th and features contributions from members of Devendra Banhart, Kevin Morby, and Aldous Harding’s bands. Click here to pre-order the record.
Must Die!- Gravebloom
MUST DIE! plays by his own rules and it’s a game every music lover should want to experience. While the artist first made a name for himself as a prominent player in the bass world, his music and range as a producer has morphed into something that falls well outside the bounds of any one genre. Take for example his live sets, many of the songs border on 160 BPM with a whole lotta techno and other strange and wonderful sounds invading the space. We saw this trend in MUST DIE’S recordings for some time now with his most recent album, CRISIS VISION, exploring the outer realms of the electronic music world.
NIKI- High School in Jakarta
Jakarta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter and producer NIKI unveils her new single and accompanying video for ‘High School in Jakarta’. The track will appear on NIKI’s forthcoming sophomore album Nicole, out next Friday August 12. LISTEN HERE + WATCH HERE
Paper Pools- Evil Music Video
“There are two sides to this song. It is very uptempo and seems upbeat on the surface, yet the lyrics are dark. Contrast is a key theme for the EP. I wrote “Evil” from the perspective of someone like me (though not necessarily me) who is in a toxic relationship. There’s a real push-and-pull in a relationship like that: I need to reject this person, but I also really love this person. But the song also applies to anything in life that can be both positive and negative. There are stretches in our lives when we latch onto things that may bring us happiness and joy, yet they’re not good for us long-term. Thinking back to my upbringing with the Jehovah’s Witnesses, I was raised in an extremely specific way of thinking that had both positive and negative moments. But I reached a point when the turmoil became too much, and I needed to take life in a new direction.” -Allen Orr
Regina Spektor NPR Music Performance
Regina Spektor recently stopped at NPR Music to perform at Tiny Desk concert; Watch/share her performance of “Loveology,” “Becoming All Alone,” “Après Moi,” “Fidelity,” “Samson,” and a new original “Tiny Song” HERE. Bob Boilen at NPR Music describes “what unfolds over the course of the next five songs is the humor and passions I’ve loved in Regina Spektor’s music since receiving an early release of her Soviet Kitsch CD in 2004. Now 18 years later, Regina has made what I believe is her most astonishing record to date, Home, before and after.”
Riotron & Big Freedia- DROP A BOMB
Canadian electro-pop artist, Riotron, joins forces with multi-talented queen of bounce music, Big Freedia to release the new single, “DROP A BOMB”. A fun fueled, high energy song about being yourself fearlessly without worrying who you are going to offend. “DROP A BOMB” is a perfect fit for summer and will have the club-crowd going crazy. What about the song peaked Freedia’s interest, “the beat, the energy and the message.”
Saint Christopher- Crashing
Saint Christopher — the project of Los Angeles musician Christopher Kalil (formerly of Arms Akimbo) — shares “Crashing,” the newest single off his debut LP, Pop Shit, due October 7, 2022. He will also be releasing more music over the coming months, ahead of the album’s release.
Following the release of returning statement ‘Bodmin Moor‘ and the ‘Ruff + Ready’ junglist excursion ‘Miss The Days‘, SBTRKT reveals a new layer to this compelling new chapter with the release of ‘GHOST‘. LISTEN TO ‘GHOST’ HERE AND WATCH THE FULL LYRIC VIDEO HERE.
Shoffy- Love Ya
Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and producer, Shoffy specializes in pop and electronic music. Thus far in his career, the multi-instrumentalist has gathered support from The Fader, Billboard Magazine, Idolator, Clash Magazine + more, charted on Billboard, US Top 40 Radio, Spotify Viral charts and has headlined two national tours.
When SLANDER debuted their new live show to over 18,000 fans during a two-night play at the Long Beach Arena in Southern California this past July, one track getting its first play out was “Replay.” Serving as the follow up to “Walk On Water” and “Halfway Down,” “Replay” featuring Dylan Matthew is out today now. It will be the third single on SLANDER’s upcoming debut album Thrive arriving September 22 in partnership with SoundCloud.
Slushii & Dr. Ozi- Villainy ft. GLD & Mikey Rotten
“A Slushii Summer” continues with this week’s single, “Villainy,” a collaboration with Dr. Ozi and featuring GLD & Mikey Rotten. This hard-hitting single combines spectral builds with powerhouse rap vocals and explosive Trap drops.
Sol Rising & Banaati- Arise
Canadian downtempo and chill artist Sol Rising today made his Monstercat debut, teaming up with melodic house producer Banaati for their blissful single, “Arise.” Widely known for his sonic influence across the Yoga and mindfulness communities, this record marks Sol Rising’s first foray into the progressive house space, effortlessly blending his inspiring melodies with Banaati’s atmospheric production. Symbolic of one’s ascent from a dark place, the mystical energy flowing through the track reaches a powerful climax, breaking free of the tension with driving synths and bright keys.
Sports Team- The Drop
Breakthrough British band Sports Team unveils their new song, “The Drop,” on BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record In The World alongside an accompaying video. Listen to/share the song HERE and watch/share the video HERE.
Sunfruits- Made To Love
Nearly two years on from their last single release, “Mushroom Kingdom,” Australian psychedelic pop outfit Sunfruits have returned with a new garage-rock anthem, “Made To Love.”
Produced by Theo Carbo and mixed / mastered by John Lee at Phaedra Studios (The Murlocs, Bananagun), “Made To Love” showcases an exciting, fresh direction for the group. Written by frontman Winter McQuinn over Melbourne’s harshest lockdown, it’s a fiery 2:30-minute track about running away with your soulmate to escape the hellish landscape of life under capitalism. Filled with distorted guitar riffs, duelling vocals, ethereal strings and crunchy bass and drum combo, this track throws it back to the glam-rock sounds of T-Rex and the 70s revivalism of Ty Segall, showcasing a powerful maturity in the band’s sound and songwriting.
Synova- Look For The Good In Others
Following the release of album singles “Factions”, “You Changed Your Hair”, and “The Finer Things Club” on bitbird, LA-based singer-songwriter and producer Synova returns to the label on August 5th with the release of his debut album ‘Look For The Good In Others’, an homage to emotion and human interaction. From romances to friendships, and from family dynamics to music industry relationships, the album features Synova sharing his life experiences in hopes of connecting with and relating to listeners on a deeper level.
Tasman Keith- Heaven With U Video
The news comes with the Daniel Berini-directed official music video for the Jessica Mauboy featuring ‘HEAVEN WITH U‘. Retrospective at its core, the music video illustrates the heaven within every friendship, every love, every story and ultimately, ourselves. Throughout the course of his debut album, Tasman has chronicled each step of his lived experience so far, finding love, feeling loss, and processing trauma – where A Colour Undone is the work, ‘HEAVEN WITH U‘ is reflective of the reward at the end of that journey, arriving at last, at peace.
New York City’s premier underground event promoters Teksupport have announced a special, open air show at Brooklyn’s 99 Scott on September 2nd featuring a rare NYC performance from Ricardo Villalobos alongside some of house and techno’s most respected acts.
The event will be held from 7pm – 4am at 99 Scott’s industrial courtyard space as Teksupport further cements their reputation for pairing raw spaces with world class event production and top-tier musical curation.
Tickets on sale on Aug 4 at 12pm EST.
The Happy Fits- Around and Around
Lively alt/indie-pop trio The Happy Fits share new single “Around And Around” out everywhere now ahead of their highly-anticipated third studio album, Under The Shade of Green, available for pre-order now. In addition to new music, the band will hit the road this fall and winter across the EU and UK, with U.S. dates soon after. Get tickets before they’re gone here.
Oct. 17 – Glasgow, UK – Attic
Oct. 18 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day
Oct.. 19 – London, UK – Colours
Oct. 22 – Berlin, DE – Pratchwerk
Nov. 8 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Nov. 9 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
Nov. 11 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
Nov. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall
Nov. 13 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Nov. 15 – Detroit, MI – El Club
Nov. 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
Nov. 18 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Nov. 19 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Nov. 20 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
Nov. 22 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Nov. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 25 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 26 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Nov. 29 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
Nov. 30 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Dec. 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
Dec. 5 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Dec. 6 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
Dec. 7 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Dec. 9 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
Dec. 10 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Dec. 11 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
Dec. 13 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Dec. 16 – Boston, MA – The Paradise Rock Club
Dec. 17 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Dec. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
The Kount x Kaelin Ellis – CAFFEINE
“CAFFEINE” is the first single off of the long awaited collaborative album between Florida based artist Kaelin Ellis and Toronto based producer The Kount. Originally created as a beat video a while back, the song is finally streamable across all platforms. The upcoming 13-track-project VIGNETTE is due out on September 2nd, so be sure to keep an eye out for that and more announcements from the two coming soon!
Tiga- EASY NFT
web3 decentralized audio streaming platform Tamago unveiled their NFT collaboration with underground dance music icon Tiga. The Tiga x Tamago drop, ‘Easy’, is the second in a series of one of one music NFT collaborations recently announced from the platform’s co-founder Clarian North. Past exclusives include Panorama bar resident Paramida, with a forthcoming exclusive from Chicago house music legend Felix Da Housecat due out in 2022.
Tomorrowland: Seth Hills & Vluarr – Leaving
STMPD RCRDS and Tomorrowland Music –two of dance music’s most esteemed record labels –continue a spectacular 7-track EP release cycle with ‘Leaving’ a brand-new track by new kids on the dance block Seth Hills and Vluarr. Chill and dark are what you get when these two got into it and that is exactly what ‘Leaving’ is all about. Melancholic beats, tempting vocals and driving energy is what encapsulates this beautiful tune.
Seth Hills: “After I saw what an impact “calling out” had 2 years ago we decided to combine our chemistry in the studio again. I really loved how we could even better blend both our sounds in this one. We’re super ready to play this one at our shows this summer!”
Tomorrowland: DubVision – P.R.O.G.
The final single of the STMPD RCRDS and Tomorrowland Music –two of dance music’s most esteemed record labels –7-track EP was made by none other than DubVision. The Dutch DJ duo from The Hague consisting of brothers Victor and Stephan Leicherhave been around for a while and recently worked together with Afrojack on a Never Sleeps release. Now they are back to being part of this exciting ep project! P.R.O.G is a standout, big-hitting track with all the festival vibes, encapsulating the live feel of their energetic DJ sets! The track was made in Japan in response to one of their shows in Tokyo and the enthusiasm they received from the fans there.
Tom Wax and Dr. Motte- Plur (Siminia Grigoriu Remix)
Simina Grigoriu is back with another high-octane techno stomper. Following the critically-acclaimed release of her nostalgic 1981 single on her Kuukou imprint back in April, the ever-prolific Berlin-based DJ, producer and label head shows no signs of letting up, as she returns to the fore with a huge new cut, just in time for the summer festival season.
Hand picked by Dolma Records’ label boss Dolby D to deliver a remix for Tom Wax & Dr Motte’s massive new record Plur, Simina makes her long-awaited return to the burgeoning French imprint with one of her finest productions to date. A dark, intense and dynamic, six-minute warehouse edit, primed for the early hours, Simina’s remix makes up part of the three-track EP package, which is now available to stream and buy at all major DSPs.
Truth x Lies- Like This
New York-based duo Truth x Lies returns to the release trenches with ‘Like This’, the latest original production to come from the rising talent. Their new sonic offering arrives on the heels of their July collaborative project “Kink” with Josh Tobias, as well as their June-released tech-house track “Mirror Mirror” with TELLER. Tonally attuned to two specific sonic counterparts, Truth x Lies showcases their unique production technique touching both ends of the spectrum, dark and stimulating tech-house with an aggressive, after-hours body to it, and a lighter, more modern tech-house that ebbs with clean control. ‘Like This’ is due for release on August 5, via Glasgow Underground.
We Were Promised Jetpacks Tour & Enjoy The View
Celebrated Scottish rock band We Were Promised Jetpacks are excited to announce U.S. Fall tour dates in support of their critically-acclaimed album Enjoy the View out now via Big Scary Monsters (order). The tour will kick off on October 7 at Skully’s in Columbus, OH and will hit markets such as Austin on October 13, New Orleans on October 15, Orlando on October 18, Nashville on October 22 and more. Tickets will be on sale on Friday, August 5 at 10 am local time (order).
Willaris. K- Slow Down/Melt
Australian electronic artist Willaris. K returns with new two-track single, Slow Down / Melt. Out now via Astralwerks, the release features new track Melt and the previously released single and music video for Slow Down which was unveiled last month.
YUNGBLUD- The Emperor
Internationally acclaimed, multiple-award winning British musician YUNGBLUD has released his latest single titled ‘The Emperor,’ out everywhere today. This triumphant and fierce new track comes with news that it is has been selected as the official 2022 anthem for ESPN’s College Football Season. Previous artists chosen to soundtrack this high-profile, nationally televised campaign include Imagine Dragons (Natural), Juice WRLD (Come & Go) and Thirty Seconds To Mars (Walk On Water). Listen to ‘The Emperor’ HERE. Watch the ESPN trailer HERE.
09/17 – Riot Fest – Chicago, IL
09/22 – Louder Than Life – Louisville, KY
09/24 – Firefly Festival – Dover Heights, DE
10/08 – After Shock – Sacramento, CA
10/14 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX