Hey hey! It’s May 21st and we’re back with our weekly roundup feature! Next week’s will be coming out late because I’ll be at Summer Camp! Looking forward to it.
Adventure Club & Jessica Audiffred- You Found Me
Monstercat, one of electronic music’s most influential independent record labels, today adds two powerhouse acts on its extraordinary roster, sensational dance duo Adventure Club and unstoppable bass maestro Jessica Audiffred. Adventure Club’s world-renowned stylings and widespread acclaim have positioned them as forefathers of melodic dubstep. The duo have earned accolades to their name including Grammy and Juno nominations and Gold record accreditation, and have amassed multi-millions of streams across all platforms. Jessica Audiffred is cemented as Mexico City’s bass icon, having curated one of the country’s leading bass festivals, Mad House, and is currently soaring across the globe taking over upcoming festival stages including Tomorrowland and EDC Las Vegas. Serving as an Adidas ambassador in Mexico for the last 5 years, she has partnered with the brand for ‘Live Session’ pop-ups and female empowerment campaigns in the region. Last year, she collaborated with bass tastemaker Excision.
Akriza & Mah Ze Tar- Where You Are, Now
Akriza & Mah Ze Tar team up for a mesmerizing single out on Gravitas Recordings May 19th, 2023. It showcases both their sounds in an exciting new way and puts us in a trance the second we press play. Both artists have been heavily in the scene with their touring and production, and this single and upcoming collaboration album is something special. We look forward to sharing the rest, and are very excited to showcase this epic single to give listeners a taste of what is to come.
Allie Crow Buckley- Utopian Fantasy
Los Angeles & London-based atmospheric folk-pop artist, Allie Crow Buckley, unveils her otherworldly sophomore album, Utopian Fantasy. Embarking on a transcendent sonic voyage, this lush record takes the listener on a psychedelic journey into the depths of Buckley’s psyche, intertwining Greek Mythology, the mysterious realm of the faerie, and influences of fashion, dance, and poetry. With sonic shades and influences of Joni Mitchell and Black Sabbath, the record was recorded at the 4AD Studio in London, mastered at Abbey Road, and was written, recorded, and produced by Allie Crow Buckley and Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes) everywhere from a small cottage in the lush English countryside to the sunny mountains of Ojai, California, and several hotels in between.
Anabel Englund- Strangely Sentimental
Ever had a fleeting longing for a past relationship that wasn’t a good one? 2023 iHeart Radio “Dance Music Artist of the Year” winner Anabel Englund leaps into the subject with her latest single “Strangely Sentimental” out today (May 19) on Ultra Records.
Electronic producer & DJ ANNA today releases her debut ambient electronic album Intentions via Mercury KX.
Intentions is the result of ANNA’s self-realisation journey – opening her mind and forever altering her creative process and worldly outlook in the process, which sees her trading in her tougher, club-driven production for sound healing frequencies and ambient sensibilities. A deeply immersive experience, the album comes with a special listening guide written by ANNA, inviting the listener to set an intention for each track, which has been ordered and equipped with its own specific purpose.
Body Type Tour
As Body Type steady for their upcoming UK and EU tour dates, the group today announce their national album tour, presented by Double J, in support of their second album Expired Candy out June 2 via Poison City Records.
BUZZ- On Matters Of Searching
Los Angeles-based electro-pop artist BUZZ shares her otherworldly debut self-produced EP On Matters Of Searching out everywhere now. Alongside the complete collection, BUZZ shares the romantic, sweeping track “Different Sun” out now with an accompanying dreamy, futuristic visualizer. The philosophical EP imagines life beyond traditional human society, unbound to time and space, in search of something greater.
Callie Reiff & Linney- Something 2 Luv 4 (with Advokid)
New York-based DJ and producer Callie Reiff and Los Angeles-based artist Linney release their mesmerizing Progressive House single “Something 2 Luv 4 (with Advokid).” Callie Reiff’s shimmering production is flawlessly blended with Linney’s emotional vocals. Advokid is the new electronic project from esteemed songwriter, Ross Golan.
French multi talented artist and Odyzey Music label head CloZee announces her upcoming headline Microworlds Tour. Kicking off on September 28th, the Microworlds Tour will see CloZee journey across North America hitting more than 30 different cities over 45 dates, and marking the biggest headline tour of her career.
Register for the Pre-Sale here:
Chloe Jane- No Patience (No Tengo Pacience)
NYC-based pop singer-songwriter/dancer Chloe Jane returns with another brand new single entitled “No Patience (No Tengo Pacienca),” alongside an accompanying music video. The track itself, and its Spanglish nature, speaks on the songstress’ love for Latin music and influences, which have made an impact on her throughout her life.
Corvair- Shady Town
Portland-based indie pop band Corvair are excited to share their new single and video “Shady Town.“ The song is the second track to be released off their sophomore album Bound To Be out June 23 via Paper Walls and UK label Where It’s At is Where You Are (pre-order). The riff-heavy pop song lands in the long tradition of ‘let’s get out of town’ songs. “Shady Town” debuted today at Flood Magazine and will be on all streaming platforms on Friday for any playlist shares (pre-save).
Daktyl & Benni Ola- Chaos Theory (Part 1)
Prodigy multi-instrumentalist and electronic music producer Daktyl and acclaimed poet and songwriter Benni Ola release their long-awaited Chaos Theory (Part 1) EP via TOKiMONSTA’s Young Art Records. Building on the buzz generated by their highly-regarded singles ‘Matrix’ and ‘Say No More’, Daktyl and Benni Ola’s debut collaborative body of work is now available in its entirety.
Darby x juuku- Reminisce
Melbourne-based music producer Darby and LA-based producer juuku have united to produce an evocative new track titled “Reminisce”. The song delves into the bittersweet memories of love’s ups and downs. The track is scheduled for release on May 17th, 2023, and promises to be a potent addition to their respective music portfolios.
dayaway- ocean blues and hot blue summer
dayaway (the dreamy indie-pop project of Amber Renee and Graham Marsh of CLAVVS) announce the forthcoming release of a brand new EP, blue summer moon, out August 30 via Turn To Wind. Preceded by two stellar singles — “ocean blues,” a song concerned with forbidden desire, and “hot blue summer,” an indie bop with hazy guitars, dusty drums, and the duo’s signature hooky melodies — the EP, as described by the duo, is “a collection of songs that tell a story of love and loss; each song is a new phase of that story.” They continue, “Naturally, we’re releasing it on the only blue moon of the year, August 30th, 2023.”
Desert Mambas- Buzz Cut Blues
Desert Mambas is the nom-de-plume of Foxx Bodies guitarist Bailey Moses. Today Desert Mambas is pleased to share their single “Buzz Cut Blues” and its accompanying video, which was directed by Penelope Uribe-Abee. “Buzz Cut Blues” debuted today at The Week In Pop and is available now on Bandcamp. The song will be on all streaming platforms on Thursday, May 18 via Kill Rock Stars Nashville for any playlist shares (pre-save).
Dexys- I’m Going To Get Free
Storied English pop-rock band Dexys (formerly Dexys Midnight Runners) — who are perhaps best known for their Brit Award-winning commercial smash-hit “Come On Eileen,” which reached number one in 8 countries and became the best-selling single in the UK and US in 1982 — are finally returning in full swing with their first new record of original material in over a decade, The Feminine Divine, due July 28 via 100% Records. To introduce the record, they recently shared its first single, “I’m Going To Get Free,” alongside an accompanying music video.
d4vd- Don’t Forget About Me
18-year-old genre-bending artist d4vd unveils new track ‘Don’t Forget About Me‘,the latest and last offering from his upcoming EP, Petals To Thorns, before its release on May 26 via Darkroom/Interscope.
EELS- Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
Critically acclaimed rock group, EELS have released a limited edition remastered vinyl reissue of their 2005 record, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations via E Works/[PIAS].
Available to order HERE.
Emma Hewitt- Ghost Of The Light
The inimitable Emma Hewitt unearths the full spectrum of her artistry, as she takes on the mantle of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and co-producer in her awe-inspiring new album, Ghost Of The Light, out May 19 via Black Hole Recordings.
Since 2021, French festival FAMILY PIKNIK has thrown huge events to close its summer and this year on 7th October, SOLOMUN will be the epic headliner in Béziers Arenas in the South of France. Registrations for presale is open until May 31st at http://music.familypiknikfestival.com/closing2023
FORAGER- Fuji or a Trek
First, a spontaneous bike ride to Coney Island, then a chance encounter with your high school English teacher at a rave. These two events inspired the sentiment behind “Fuji or a Trek”: things that used to make you feel youthful suddenly seem to do the opposite. That theme is underscored by a dramatic musical gesture—halfway through the song the uptempo drum and bass beat swerves into a slow, heavy funk groove.
Frank Viele- The Trouble With Desire
Connecticut-based singer-songwriter Frank Viele shares a brand new single entitled “The Trouble With Desire,” the second track off his forthcoming 2023 LP and follow-up to his January release, “Hearts We Left Behind.”
Glove- Chewing on a Wire
Glove releases their first single of 2023, “Chewing on a Wire” alongside a texturally rich official video. Fusing elements of post punk and new wave, Glove both sonically and visually specializes in the intentional clashing of elements. In the self-directed arthouse official video, viewers are invited into a harmonious dance of flesh and wire, further tangling them into the unending fractals of nature and those that are manmade.
Dynamic producer and DJ Godlands continues her hot streak of genre-bending tracks with “Crashing,” out today on Monstercat Uncaged. The record marks the third single from her EP that is arriving next month. “Crashing” carries on her upcoming EP’s narrative of her experience with Imposter Syndrome and other personal battles. Although she reworked the track multiple times, Godlands overcame feelings of self-doubt and delivered a powerful electronic record. The single puts Godlands’ versatile stylings forward in an innovative light as she injects her exploration of breaks with epic trap leads. Fans can hear Godlands’ fresh tunes from her upcoming EP live as she returns to Tomorrowland this year.
Great Northern- ANIML
Hailing from multiple territories in California, Great Northern are back with a clear vision and a new found lust for creating.
In January 2023 the band released a string of new songs and today they are sharing their latest single, “ANIML.” The track debuted at Post-Punk and the song is on all streaming platforms for any playlist shares. Post-Punk on the track, “Employing a potent mix of keyboards and drum machines, coupled with assertive guitar work and soaring vocals, ‘ANIML’s sound is founded on raw emotional drive and a tender, albeit ferocious, vulnerability.” Great Northern will be releasing several new songs this spring, with a full record to follow later this year.
Greensky Bluegrass- Congratulations & Condolences
Greensky Bluegrass are thrilled to share “Congratulations & Condolences,” a rare B-Side release from their most recent album Stress Dreams. The song was co-written by Greensky’s Paul Hoffman (mandolin, vocals) and Joshua Davis (Steppin’ In It, Shout Sister Shout). After Davis lost his father and received a son days apart, the timing of back-to-back congratulations and condolences provided striking context to the complexity of life and friendship. The song is available today on DSPs HERE. The accompanying video for “Congratulations & Condolences” showcases exclusive footage from the studio. The visuals, recorded on 8mm tape, underscore the lyricism and depth of the song: “How did we become friends like this/congratulations and condolences.”
Groupthink- before the afters.
Boundary-pushing, LA multimedia band Groupthink shares before the afters.
Taking notes from the indie-dance and French electro pop movements of the early 2010s, Pigeons & Planes “Best New Artist” indie dance powerhouse, Groupthink’s before the aftersis LA’s answer to the resurgence of indie sleaze. Mixing palettes of French electro, indie dance, and dance punk, the result is a sonic gestalt of childhood memories that have been compressed into the present day. It feels good, it feels bad, it feels everything at the same time.
Get it HERE via 10K Projects.
Hail The Sun- Chunker
Equal Vision Records and California-based rock quintet Hail The Sun are excited to announce the Friday, August 11 release of the band’s new album, Divine Inner Tension (pre-order/pre-save HERE). Helmed by notable producer Kris Crummett, Divine Inner Tension finds the veteran rock band questioning everything about what it means to be here and to be alive, on both a micro level — where the importance of our existence is profound and paramount — and on a macro one — where our time on this planet is nothing but irrelevant and insignificant.
After three raucous parties last year, HE.SHE.THEY. returns to Amnesia, Ibiza for an increased eight parties this summer.
11pm – 6am, Fridays, Amnesia, Ibiza
16, 23, 30 June, 2023
7, 14 July 2023,
25 August 2023
1, 8 September 2023
Hollyy- By My Side
FLOOD Magazine once called Chicago soul band Hollyy “the future of retro-rock,” and the band has been sharing their soulful songs over the past few years with two EPs and several singles.
After spending the last few years between home during lockdown, then on the road for tours, and finally in and out of studios, they’re debuting new music in 2023, including their second single of the year today with “By My Side.”
Homeschool- Just Now
It has been a tumultuous year for Homeschool, the solo project of NYC singer-songwriter Tom D’Agustino (he/they). As a newcomer to life as an independent artist with unfettered control of the creative process, Homeschool has spent the past year experimenting with music and masculinity, inching closer to what they feel is an “authentic” way of being in the world. As a newcomer to acting, D’Agustino is reveling in the opportunity to explore the worlds of different characters, to “experiment with who I’m able to become,” he says.
HoneyLuv & Seth Troxler- Sex & The City
Rising female producer/DJ HoneyLuv and house icon Seth Troxler release their anticipated collaboration ‘Sex & The City’ out now via Tuskegee Music. The release also marks the return of Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers’ label imprint, Tuskegee Music, following a 4-year hiatus.
JACK-O- Mad World
Cutting-edge digital artist and producer collective, JACK-O, returns to the release trenches with their latest sonic endeavor, ‘Mad World’. The captivating offering reimagines Tears for Fears 1983 hit, ‘Mad World, instilling it with newfound dance music elements. The new cut directly follows JACK-O’s September-released remix of Germany-based talent Zoe Wees’s ‘Third Wheel’ and showcases the collective’s innovative approach to music production, solidifying their position as trailblazers in the industry. ‘Mad World’ is out now and available to stream across all platforms via Valeria Music Group.
Aminé and KAYTRANADA unveil their second single as KAYTRAMINÉ, ‘Rebuke‘. The single, which was first teased in the closing moments of the Jack Begert-directed ‘4EVA‘ music video, is included on this Friday’s KAYTRAMINÉ album and was featured today on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music 1 show as a World First.
Kid Francescoli- You Are Everywhere feat. Turbo Goth
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.
Norwegian electronic dance music duo KREAM is back with a new single “Sweat,” out now on Spinnin’ Deep.
With their signature dance-oriented pop sound, KREAM once again delivers a track that will make anyone want to pull out their best moves. ‘Sweat’ features the perfect mix of catchy vocals, and a groovy house beat. KREAM has built a loyal following with fan-favorites such as ‘Take Control’ and ‘Pressure’, and ‘Sweat’ is sure to become another staple in their impressive catalog.
Lamorn- This Isn’t Real
Following “I Love This,” “To Be Alive,” “Armed” and “Message,” multi-instrumentalist, electronic music producer & artist Lamorn (Seth Person) has revealed today (May 16) his next single to appear on his debut full-length artist album Forever (mau5trap) due out this spring with “This Isn’t Real.”
Listen now at: https://mau5trap.ffm.to/thisisntreal
Leaving Laurel- when the quiet comes
Leaving Laurel have announced their sophomore album ‘when the quiet comes’ will land May 19 via Anjunadeep, with the first single ‘one last thing you never said’ out now. The announcement marks a new chapter for band members Gordon Huntley and Griff Fulton following the difficult loss of Pierce Fulton, whose talent and passion were immortalised in Leaving Laurel’s acclaimed self-titled 2020 debut album.
Low Praise- Dressing
Low Praise are an Oakland based post-punk trio whose nervous energy and chanting hooks recall late 70s post-punk acts such as The Fall and Wire. The band previously issued a pair of EPs, EXPECTATION(S) and TANNING BEDS recorded by Andrew Oswald (Marbled Eye).
Liu & Mojjo – Baila (La Banda)
Acclaimed electronic music producers Liu and Mojjo have joined forces for an exhilarating new collaboration titled “Baila (La Banda).” This dynamic track showcases their artistic synergy and deep-rooted friendship, resulting in a melodic gem that promises to captivate listeners worldwide.
The genesis of “Baila (La Banda)” emerged organically during a studio session, where Liu and Mojjo were exploring fresh sounds and pushing creative boundaries. In this serendipitous moment, the duo stumbled upon a melodic gem known as LA BANDA, which instantly resonated with both artists, carrying an undeniable potential for greatness.
Fuelled by their shared passion for music and a desire to create something extraordinary, Liu and Mojjo embarked on a collaborative journey to refine and elevate the track. Recognizing the power of incorporating Spanish vocals, they enlisted the talents of a female vocalist, whose mesmerizing voice injects a new dimension into the song, amplifying the impact of the pre-drop and adding an alluring Spanish flavor.Drawing upon their individual strengths and influences, Mojjo contributed a drop that seamlessly melds with Liu’s exceptional production, creating a harmonious blend that showcases the unique identities of both artists. The result is a high-energy, infectious anthem that will undoubtedly ignite dance floors and festival stages alike.
“Baila (La Banda)” represents a milestone in the careers of Liu and Mojjo, both of whom have established themselves as formidable forces in the electronic music scene. Liu, known for his versatility and mastery of different genres, has amassed millions of streams and received support from industry heavyweights, while Mojjo has garnered acclaim for his distinct sound and electrifying performances, captivating audiences around the globe. As they release “Baila (La Banda)” to the world, Liu and Mojjo are excited to share their creative collaboration and the energy it brings. The song embodies their shared vision and serves as a testament to their enduring friendship, culminating in an unforgettable musical experience.
Luude & Bru-C- TMO (Turn Me On) feat. Kevin Lyttle
Cornerstone of the Australian dance scene Luude recently connected with Nottingham rapper Bru-C for his latest single “TMO (Turn Me On) feat. Kevin Lyttle” out now on Warner Records. This follows a string of innovative hit records including the BPI platinum certified single “Down Under feat. Colin Hay” and the gold certified “Big City Life” with Mattafix. In order to bring the track to the masses, Luude is now planted firmly on this continent for his “Mullets Across America & Canada” tour underway now.
Maple Glider- Don’t Kiss Me
Maple Glider shares a new track ‘Don’t Kiss Me‘, the first new slice of original music from the Naarm/Melbourne-based artist since her breathtaking debut album To Enjoy is the Only Thing (Yes, there will be a new album in ’23).
Mathame & Tiësto- Feel Your Ghost
Italian-brother duo Amedeo and Matteo Giovanelli AKA Mathame have joined forces with Grammy-award winning producer Tiësto to release a new single collaboration, ‘Feel Your Ghost.’
Mau P- Your Mind Is Dirty
Following his debut ‘Drugs From Amsterdam’ and sophomore ‘Gimme That Bounce’, which both dominated the charts on Beatport, Spotify and Shazam, Mau P lands on John Summit’s Off The Grid by way of ‘Your Mind Is Dirty’.
Miss Velvet- Long Way Home
Moon Walker- American Dream Come True
Brooklyn-based alt-rocker Moon Walker returns with his latest gritty single “American Dream Come True” out everywhere now, along with an accompanying video. Over an irresistible guitar loop and fuzzy, distorted vocals, the track explores the impacts of a toxic work culture that runs rampant throughout the U.S.
NIKI World Tour
Jakarta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter, and producer NIKI announces her upcoming Nicole World Tour this year. To coincide with this announcement, NIKI also unveils the music video for fan favorite track ‘Backburner’ and releases her new live album Live at the Wiltern, out now via 88rising.
Nora En Pure- Wholehearted EP
Commencing her summer tour last week, Swiss-South African artist Nora En Pure delivers her second release of the year in the shape of her three-track Wholehearted EP – out now on Enormous Tunes.
Oak, Ash & Thorn- Unchain the Wolf
Denver quartet Oak, Ash & Thorn premiere the official video for “Unchain the Wolf” from their forthcoming 2-song EP today via Decibel Magazine. Watch and share “Unchain the Wolf” HERE.
Odette, esteemed singer-songwriter, today returns to announce a string of performances this July, supported by Aotearoa / New Zealand’s Paige, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of her debut album, To A Stranger. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.
OSEES- Intercepted Message
The ever prolific and constantly frenetic OSEES announce the forthcoming arrival of their newest LP, Intercepted Message, due August 18 via In The Red. To celebrate the record’s announcement, the band are kicking off the release cycle with the first single and title track, “Intercepted Message,” alongside an accompanying video.
Los Angeles-based synth pop band PHNTMS equally focus on Glastonbury Main Stage ambitions (flags waving high) and an uncompromising desire to serve up nostalgic anthemic choruses. This combo has led to sharing the stage with acts like The 1975, Kings of Leon, Fitz and The Tantrums, Bastille, Pale Waves, and more, in addition to receiving radio play from iHeartRadio stations including Alt 104.5.
Pixie and The Partygrass Boys- The Chicken Coop Vol. 1
Beloved Salt Lake City-based bluegrass band, Pixie and the Partygrass Boys have released their covers album The Chicken Coop Vol. 1 via Americana Vibes. The group has captivated audiences across the nation with their unique blend of heartfelt songwriting, high-velocity instrumental excellence, silly outfits, and sing-a-long-anthems. The release of The Chicken Coop Vol 1 harkens back to their origins of what began as a group of ski bums playing house parties in the Cottonwood Canyons of Salt Lake City as they concoct an eclectic palette of song selections that brought them together many years ago.
P.O.S- It’s Me
Above & Beyond’s Paavo Siljamäki follows up the release of his debut album as P.O.S, ‘Deeper Tales’, with ‘It’s Me’. The culmination of a personal journey, ‘Deeper Tales’ sees Paavo reconnect with club culture, and rediscover himself, for his debut solo LP.
Powel- Piano Reeves
Enter the ethereal sonic realm of Paul Chriske, the German musical maestro known as Powel, who specializes in “creating harmonious illusions of sound.” Powel is a longtime family member of Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream imprint, having first released on the label in 2015. Releasing his four track Piano Reeves EP on May 19, Powel returns to All Day I Dream to release his first record with the label since his The Beauty of a Polaroid album in 2020.
Red Scarves- Headlight
Chicago indie-rock quartet Red Scarves is a band where every member sings and writes songs — yes, even the drummer. The band began while two of the members were in a college class on Bob Dylan, and their affinity for classic songwriting has kept them together nearly a decade later.
Rezz & Grabbitz- Signal
Canadian bass music legend and HypnoVizion label head Rezz and rocktronic artist Grabbitz reunite for their second collaborative single ‘Signal’. The latest in a string of goth-inspired releases from the producer/DJ, ‘Signal’ serves as the second single off Rezz’s forthcoming IT’S NOT A PHASE EP, due out this summer.
Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol Tour
Austin trio Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol just completed the first leg of their summer U.S. tour dates and today added July shows with Crobot. Before that, the band headlines the West Coast in June following the first-ever RBBP Big Dumb Fest event in their hometown on June 4th. Please see all dates below. Ticket links HERE.
RBBP LIVE 2023:
06/04 Austin, TX – Mohawk Austin – BIG DUMB FEST
06/05 Marfa, TX – Bad Larry
06/06 El Paso, TX – 101
06/08 Tempe, AZ – The Beast
06/09 Los Angeles, CA – Permanent Records Roadhouse
06/10 San Francisco, CA – The Kilowatt
06/11 Sacramento, CA – Old Ironsides
06/13 Seattle, WA – Substation
06/14 Portland, OR – High Water Mark
06/15 Boise, ID – CRLB
06/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Aces High Saloon
06/17 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
06/19 Tulsa, OK – Soundpony
07/22 Lititz, PA – Micket’s Black Box *
07/25 Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819 *
07/26 Greenville, SC – Radio Room *
07/27 Summerville, SC – Trolly Pub *
07/28 Ft Myers, FL – Buddha Live *
07/29 Orlando, FL – Conduit *
07/30 Tampa, FL – Orpheum *
08/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *
08/03 Corpus Christi, TX – Mesquite Street South *
08/04 Houston, TX – Scout Bar *
* w/ Crobot
Rony Seikaly & Jem Cooke- Stay With Me
Former NBA center turned internationally renowned producer and DJ Rony Seikaly joins forces with dance music’s most sought-after vocalist Jem Cooke for ‘Stay With Me’, releasing May 19 via Miami-based imprint Hurry Up Slowly. This electrifying track fuses the vibrant allure of Afro House with the euphoric energy of Ibiza’s nightlife, culminating in a sultry, irresistible, club-ready anthem that’s set to dominate dance floors.
Rosehip- Nectar feat. Thpckmr
Following the release of Bloom from his upcoming Odyssey EP, set for release on Friday September 15, 2023, London-based producer Rosehip unveils the final track to be taken from the EP. Painting a vibrant summer-infused soundscape, Nectar featuring Hungarian-born, London-based singer-songwriter Thpcmkr is out now.
Setting Sun- The Feelings Cure
The Hudson Valley, NY based indie rock-folk band Setting Sun shares their self-produced, first album in ten years, The Feelings Cure, out everywhere now via Young Love Records. The long-awaited album meets the band where they are today. Through driving upbeat rhythms and introspective, optimistic lyrics, the group looks back at what made them who they are today and discovers more of who they would like to be in the future. Alongside the release of the full album, the band shares tongue-in-cheek, comedy-meets-songwriting track and lyric video, “Good Die Young” out now.
Sir Chloe- Should I
Sir Chloe—the project of vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Dana Foote—shares a new track, “Should I”—listen here.
The track is taken from Sir Chloe’s debut album, I Am The Dog, out this Friday, May 19 via Atlantic Records— let me know if you’d like a link to listen and I’d be happy to get one over.
Pre-save it here.
SKATERS’- Contemporary Me
10 short years have passed since SKATERS’ formation in Lower East Side Manhattan. Within months of forming and a self-released EP, the band was signed to Warner Brothers Records, toured around the world, had global critical acclaim from NME to the New York Times. Two years later, they released their debut album, Manhattan with WBR, were dropped, self-released their sophomore album Rock n Roll Bye Bye independently, and then disappeared. It was a whirlwind ride for the band that came at one of the most difficult transitions in the music industry – the exact time digital downloads plummeted, and streaming had not yet reached the masses. SKATERS were caught in the shuffle, and broke up
Sgt. Splendor- Death of the Hoochie Koo
When presented with the opportunity to break in a new studio at the same location the Grateful Dead recorded their first demos, most seasoned musicians would seize the chance to create at the sacred grounds to soak in the spirits of one of the most sought-after acts in modern music history. When Joby Pritzker and Aaron Vermut built The Jam Cave and co-founded Buena Vista West Records, they invited Sgt. Splendor, the New York City-based power duo of Kate Vargas and Eric McFadden to christen the new space alongside iconic engineer Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Bill Laswell, Iggy Pop). During a 3-day recording session, what was initially anticipated to yield one or two singles turned into a full-length album, Death of the Hoochie Koo, coming out on May 19th via Buena Vista West Records.
Spirit Award- The Fear
Stella Rose introduces fragments of her debut album Eyes of Glass (to be released May 19th) on the heels of two well-received singles. “Muddled Man” and “Angel” established Stella Rose as a poetic force and powerful singer. “Passionate and dissolute, ‘Muddled Man’ recalls Nick Cave at his Biblical best” (Clash). Its opposing reflection, “Angel,” with “warm, folksy croon swells into a room-filling climax” (Paper Magazine).
G59 Record$ and New Orleans duo $uicideboy$ have announced their annual Grey Day Tour for 2023, which will include over 40 shows across the country. The tour starts on August 25th at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL, and will visit Phoneix, AZ, on October 06th. Presented by Relentless Beats, Universatile Music, and AEG, support acts for the Arizona date will include Ghostemane, City Morgue, Freddie Dredd, Sematary, and Ramirez, before continuing through October 30th in Denver, CO. The Phoenix stop of the 2022 Grey Day Tour sold out with over 20,000 attendees- the largest show at the Phoenix Raceway to date.
Teksupport Summer Programming
New York City’s premier underground event promoters Teksupport unveiled their summer programming, featuring some of the world’s most noteworthy house and techno selectors for a mix of open air parties and multi-sensory late night events.
July 14th: Patrick Topping (all night long) at 99 Scott Outdoor
July 29th: Nicole Moudaber (all night long) at ArtsDistrict Brooklyn
August 5th: PAWSA (all night long) at 99 Scott Outdoor
August 11th: Anna, Konstantin Sibold at 99 Scott Outdoor
August 19th: Detroit Love: Carl Craig, Moodymann, Omar S., Azzecca at 99 Scott Outdoor
September 1st: Dennis Cruz (all night long) at ArtsDistrict Brooklyn
TELECOMS is the new project and band from Brooklyn-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sean McVerry (who has previous credits working/touring with artists such as Karen O, Danger Mouse, AURORA, and pieces of the roster on J Cole‘s Dreamville label). The project — which melds 60s brit-pop influence with touches of late 2000’s NY indie grit and hints of cheeky theatrics — recently made its debut with a first single entitled “Ramon,” and now, it’s being followed up with the release of another track, “Two Steps,” alongside an accompanying video directed by Matt Speno.
The Hails & Magic City Hippies
Showcasing the dominance of the Florida indie scene, Miami’s The Hails and Magic City Hippies join forces for a remix of The Hails’ latest single “Fiona.” With the original version produced by Pat Howard of Magic City Hippies, this collaboration for the remix seemed like the natural choice to be made. Drenched in reverb, today’s spacey dance rework propels The Hails into the digital plane, while still preserving their inclination toward driving guitar riffs and bounding bass lines – Stream.
Thee Oh Sees- Live At Levitation
Back in 2012, Thee Oh Sees made their first appearance at Austin Psych Fest, performing an electrified set at Emo’s East. The first of the band’s many LEVITATION appearances down in Austin, this show has been revisited for a new series of vinyl releases, Live at LEVITATION, immortalizing it on glorious 12″ colored wax, mixed by John Dwyer and mastered for vinyl by JJ Golden.
The Jauntee- Brick by Brick
Denver-based, Boston-bred jam-rock outfit The Jauntee have announced the release of their third full-length studio album Anything out on July 14th via Regime Music Group. Today, the group debuts the lead single “Brick by Brick” accompanied by a lyric video that can be viewed HERE.
The Manic Boys and Girls Club- Lose My Mind
Toronto, ON-based duo The Manic Boys And Girls Club share thrill-seeking, liberating track “Lose My Mind” along with a video, out everywhere now. The band’s self-titled EP is due out July 13 and available for pre-order now. The track sees the pair yearn to leave everything behind in search of something greater, even just for one night.
The Walkmen Tour
The Walkmen are in the midst of their first tour in a decade, including dates across the States and abroad. Today, the band announce a new run of fall tour dates, set to begin September 16 in Nashville through October 11 in Toronto.
SEE THE WALKMEN LIVE: Tickets
Tisoki & Pauline Herr- Let You Down
LA-based, British producer Tisoki has teamed up with LA-based artist Pauline Herr for their new collaboration, “Let You Down“. The single follows the release of Tisoki’s collaboration with Danish producer Fabian Mazur called “Skin” and is the second single from the upcoming Tisoki EP “Euphoria” on bitbird.
Tones- Feel The Heat
Dance music has the power to transport listeners to a specific time and place, something genre-blending producer Tones uses to great effect.
Now, Tones releases “Feel The Heat,” a tech-house banger that brings listeners to that moment at a music festival when the sun starts setting, and evokes the euphoric feeling of anticipation that precedes a night of passionate dancing.
Trevor Hall- Hello My Sun
Future folk artist Trevor Hall is thrilled to announce his newest project – Trevor Hall and The Great In Between. Today, Hall shares “Hello My Son” – penned for his young son upon becoming a father for the first time.
Tube & Berger & Blake Light- Data Compromised
Joining forces for a collaboration of epic proportions, German musical trailblazers Tube & Berger join forces with French rocketing producer Blake Light for their hard-hitting cut Data Compromised – out now on ZEHN Records.
Vluarr – Higher (Remixes)
Rising music sensation Vluarr released his captivating track, “Higher’’ back in December 2022, now, two upcoming talents, Admess and DJ Siar, winners of STMPD RCRDS’s remix competition via Instantly have put their own spin on the track.
Both Admess and DJ Siar have taken this already mesmerizing track to new heights, infusing it with their unique styles and delivering electrifying remixes.
The remixes of “Higher” by Admess and DJ Siar serve as a testament to the wide-reaching appeal and versatility of Vluarr’s original composition. The two remixes continue to push the boundaries of Vluarr’s sound and captivate listeners across different genres and musical tastes.
Your Paradise in Fiji
Your Paradise, one of the world’s most iconic music travel experiences, has announced a star studded lineup for its 2023 edition. Returning to the Mamanuca Islands for its eighth edition December 10-16, Your Paradise offers attendees a once in a lifetime journey into the natural beauty and cultural wonder of the South Pacific year after year.
Your Paradise guides attendees through six days of events and excursions nestled into the vibrant landscapes, expansive ocean life, and palm lined beaches that make Fiji a coveted global travel destination. Unique day parties takeover catamarans, private islands, and the Cloud 9 floating barge while the host island is transformed with multiple oceanfront and poolside stage environments. By night, the Your Paradise community gathers to see some of the world’s biggest acts perform on the event’s intimate mainstage. All of this just steps away from the two resorts that attendees call home for the week.
Tickets can be purchased on the official Your Paradise website.
Zardonic- Death By The Bassline
Genre-defying metal & bass pioneer Zardonic returns with his latest single “Death By The Bassline,” an industrial metal and crossbreed onslaught with UK-based act Mechanical Vein.