May 7th Weekly Roundup Feature
It’s May 7th and we’re back with our weekly roundup feature! Check back in with us next week for the latest music news and releases.
ALO– Silver Saturdays Tour
California rock band ALO announce an August extension to their highly successful Silver Saturdays tour beginning in California, stopping in Lake Tahoe, and then heading east to Woodstock, NY on August 15 with tickets on sale this Friday, May 5 at 10 AM EST here. The band has been busy touring along the West Coast as they celebrate 25 years together with their new spirited ninth studio album Silver Saturdays out everywhere now via Brushfire Records. Now, the four-piece is thrilled to bring it to a new coast. See a full list of dates below and get an exclusive look at the making of the new album as the band brings listeners behind the scenes here.
Amnesia’s famously forward thinking and immersive Pyramid party has completed its weekly line-ups for a truly diverse and spectacular 2023 season. Taking the party to new heights from June 11th to October 8th is the most cultured mix yet of international stars, renowned live acts and plenty of irresistible pioneers who between them will cover the most exciting sounds from the house, techno, minimal and electro vanguard. Prepare to get lost on the world’s most famous dance floor amongst immersive production on a scale you haven’t seen before. Get your tickets now at https://www.amnesia.es/en/promotor/pyramid
Andy Frasco & The U.N.- You Do You
Andy Frasco & The U.N. have announced the release of their eagerly awaited new album, L’Optimist, arriving via Fun Machine Records/Soundly Music on Friday, August 11. Pre-orders are available now. Frasco’s sixth studio album and most hopeful and enthusiastic collection thus far, L’Optimist is heralded by today’s premiere of the ebullient first single, “You Do You,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. An official music video is streaming now at YouTube.
Andy Hall- Up In Bigfoot Country
Dynamic multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Andy Hall, of The Infamous Stringdusters has announced the release of his upcoming solo album Squareneck Soul available on June 23rd via Americana Vibes. Today, Hall has released “Up in Bigfoot Country,” the stirring, upbeat lead single that showcases his precision and dedication to his craft. Listeners can get a taste of his virtuosity and compositional prowess by viewing a play-along clip HERE.
BabyJake- Gambler’s Prayer
Chosen as a VEVO DSCVR artist and frequent collaborator with artists such as 24kgldn to Dillon Francis, Nashville-based singer-songwriter BabyJake has made an indelible mark on the modern music landscape since his debut in 2019 with “Cigarettes on Patios” (Certified Gold, 125M+ streams across DSPs). With acclaim from outlets such as Billboard, Wonderland, Lyrical Lemonade, Ones to Watch, and American Songwriter, in addition to 20+ Spotify placements (Feel Good Indie Rock, Dopamine, Varsity Bars) and 30+ Apple Music placements (Chilltronics, New in Pop, AltPop, Superbloom), BabyJake is on the rise, and hasn’t let up.
In 2021, BabyJake shared his full-length debut LP, The Sun Wakes Up Earlier Now, in addition to two compilations (First Stop and Second Base). Following his recently releases — a cover of The Rolling Stones‘ “Beast Of Burden” and a brand new original track entitled “We Got To Get Together To Be Free,” alongside an accompanying music video — today, BabyJake shares another new original, “Gambler’s Prayer.”
Beatport, the global leader in music for DJs, producers, and their fans, announced today with Loopcloud and LabalRadar, the “How He Works” Global Remix Challenge, an open invitation to ambitious producers around the world to submit their own unique spin on Louie Vega’s “How He Works.”
Behind You- Big Buck
Behind You, the caustic cult electronic-punk outfit from Eora / Sydney return today with new single ‘Big Buck’. With the release the group announce their upcoming single launch at Waywards this June 2.
LISTEN HERE + TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.
Bloods- Together, Baby! deluxe edition
Sydney punk trio Bloods are excited to release Together, Baby! deluxe edition via Share It Music (order). The deluxe edition features three exclusive reworked tracks featured on Bloods’ acclaimed album Together Baby!.
Body Type- Weekend
Rock group Body Type, today share their latest single and music video ‘Weekend’ lifted from their forthcoming album Expired Candy, out June 2 via Poison City Records.
Brunch Electronik Festival
European promoters Brunch Electronik have just confirmed the full lineup for their 10th anniversary milestone event — Brunch Electronik Festival.
Taking place from August 11-13, 2023 across three iconic venues in Barcelona – Parc del Fòrum, Jardins Joan Brossa & Nitsa Club – final lineup includes the likes of ÂME b2b Dixon, Anotr, Boyz Noise b2b VTSS, Carl Cox, Eris Drew & Octo Octa, Floorplan, FKJ, Hot Chip, HVOB, Innellea, Jeff Mills, Jimi Jules b2b Trikk, Keinemusik (&Me, Adam Port and Rampa), Little Dragon, Marco Carola, Marcel Dettmann, Mind Against, Nina Kraviz, Paul Kalkbrenner, Ross From Friends, SBTRKT, Shimza and Underworld, to name a few.
Butch and Nic Faniulli- I Want You
Two of electronic music’s most revered names, Butch and Nic Fanciulli join forces for a record drenched in summertime energy ‘I Want You’. An Ibiza record for the summer if ever there was one, with its arresting groove, warm, looped rhythms, and teeming with rich percussion, the unmistakable sonic aesthetics of both Butch and Nic are loud and clear on the track. A collaborative production debut for the two dance heavyweights, who previously have teamed up to remix, the pair’s wealth of club experience and knowledge glimmer throughout, as expertly timed drops and a slick, effortless feel to the composition make this unmissable Defected release.
Carlita & Andhim- Life
Turkish-Italian multi-instrumentalist and rising music icon Carlita joins forces with German DJ and production duo Andhim to release their debut collaborative track ‘Life.’ The euphoric single will be followed by the release of their full EP, Life, via DJ Tennis’s Life And Death imprint on May 12th.
Coki x Trix- Coki Meets Trixx Part 2
‘Coki Meets Trixx Part 2‘ EP was created as a cross-continental partnership; Trixx working from the confines of his home studio in Jamaica, Coki based in London. Thousands of miles apart, the pair intwine sonically to create one harmonious body of work and a shared expression of their feeling for home.
Crywolf & AWAY- ANTAGONÏZER
Alt-electronic artist Crywolf and experimental producer AWAY announce their new collaborative project ANTAGONÏZER with their debut single ‘STATIC’. The single serves as the first off their forthcoming EP due out this year on Rezz’s label HypnoVizion.
Welsh psych-rockers CVC announce their first ever North American tour with two dates each in New York, Toronto, Chicago, and at Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee. While American audiences will finally get a chance to see the band live this summer, they can get a taste of the incredible show starting today. CVC have shared a live performance video of “Sophie” from their latest album, Get Real. The energetic performance is just a sample of what The Arts Desk called, “The best live act I saw last year (of a list which includes Paul McCartney, The Prodigy & Wet Leg).”
Tickets and more info are here.
Danielle Ponder- Roll The Credits
“Roll the Credits,” the new song from rising artist Danielle Ponder, is out now; listen here. The track comes alongside a new video directed by Hettie Barnhill, a cinematic spiritual journey filmed with a small crew in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico; watch here.
Devan Blake Jones- Frivolous
Multi-faceted Denver-based vocalist, Devan Blake Jones, serves up a fresh, new soul-pop direction in his debut Color Red single “Frivolous.” Jones appeared in season 20 of NBC’s The Voice in 2021 where he landed a spot on Nick Jonas’ team and became an underdog favorite with Jonas using his only coveted “save” on Jones to keep him in the competition and winning the 4-way knockout to progress him to the Top 17 giving Jonas the upper edge with two of his team members climbing up the ranks. Jones performed an array of selections by Harry Styles, H.E.R, Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber, and Backstreet Boys on the show and takes influence from modern pop and R&B artists to metamorphize into a musical chameleon which is demonstrated in the upbeat, dark pop single “Frivolous.”
DJ Minx- The Throne
Now, seminal Detroit DJ/Producer DJ Minx releases her new two-track EP, The Throne, via Diplo’s tastemaking house and techno label, Higher Ground. One of Detroit’s most beloved figures in house and techno, Minx’s reign as Detroit’s First Lady of Wax has lasted more than three decades.
DNMO & Wolfy Lights- Blinding
Bass producer DNMO returns to Monstercat Uncaged today with singer-songwriter and producer Wolfy Lights for the euphoric drum and bass single, “Blinding.” The track is a stunning blend of Wolfy Lights’ beaming vocals and DNMO’s powerhouse artistry that together lead to a festival heater. With lustrous toplines touching on alluring chemistry between two souls, “Blinding” also nods to the duo’s candid and effortless musical relationship. DNMO’s impressive stylings traverse the emotive breaks and high energy drums, while leaning into nostalgic bass elements reminiscent of the early 2010’s. DNMO continues to serve up soundscapes with audio-culinary experiences by coupling his recipes and music as an immersive journey. Next, he’s taking his energy to the live stage opening for Illenium at The Gorge on May 27th, where the audience can hear the new track live.
Duke & Jones – Don’t Tell Me
Duke & Jones, the dynamic duo of the house music scene, are back with a brand new release. “Don’t Tell Me” is the start of something exciting for the duo, and marks a return to their roots with pure house music.
After the massive success of their worldwide hit “Jiggle Jiggle” in 2022, Duke & Jones have garnered a massive new fanbase. However, they are now fully focused on making playable house music, as that’s what they were originally known for. The duo hails from Manchester, which has played a pivotal role in shaping their signature sound – best described as “less is more.”
“Don’t Tell Me” is an upbeat, playable house record that centers around a catchy vocal sample. It’s a testament to Duke & Jones’ commitment to creating pure, authentic house music that is both enjoyable and danceable. Their goal is to bring the Manchester scene to a worldwide audience, and “Don’t Tell Me” is the perfect introduction to their unique sound.
Dylan Rodrigue- Goodbye
Rising L.A. artist Dylan Rodrigue unveils a new song, “Goodbye,” today with an AI video directed by Dillon Moore; watch here and listen here. The track is out today on Pizzaslime Records / Mad Decent.
Easy Dreams- Am I A Fool
On May 12, Los Angeles-based band Easy Dreams will release their new album Sunformer via their label Yallbeat Records (pre-order). Now the band is sharing “Am I A Fool,” the final pre-release single from the upcomimg release. The song debuted at Americana Highways and will be available on Friday all streaming platforms for any playlist shares.
Emily Rose & the Rounders- The Drifter/ Nowhere To Go Part 1
Los Angeles-based country-rock group Emily Rose & the Rounders share a brand new double-single, “The Drifter” / “Nowhere to Go Part 1.”
Enrico Sangiuliano & Charlotte de Witte- Reflection
Following the monumental success of NINETOZERO’s latest offering – Enrico Sangiuliano and Charlotte de Witte’s “Reflection” EP – the Emilia native’s conceptually driven record label announces the next instalment in its countdown of releases. The two-track ‘Physical Change’ EP will land on the time-limited imprint on May 5, ahead of Enrico’s correlative SOLO show at New York’s 99 Scott on May 13.
Eprom One Night In Denver
Electronic music visionary Eprom, known for his groundbreaking work as a sonic and visual innovator, is set to bring his immersive “Syntheism Robotics” show to the Mission Ballroom in Denver for a one-night-only event on July 29th!
Ernest Jenning Record Co., Trash Casual, and Scoville Unit- In The Shade
Ernest Jenning Record Co., Trash Casual and NY metro area indie-rock quartet Scoville Unit are excited to present “In The Shade,” the second single to be lifted from the Friday, June 2 release of the band’s brand new album, See What Can Be (pre-order/pre-save HERE). Following the bright and sunny “Reasons” and informed by guitarist/vocalist Gandhar Savur’s own move to Costa Rica, “In The Shade” presents a sentiment that may resonate with people across the globe who have decided to “take off” at some point in their lives, whether to the suburbs, upstate, to country homes, or maybe a mental vacation.
Check out the music video for “In The Shade” on YouTube HERE.
Flume- Arrived Anxious, Left Bored
Grammy-winning electronic music heavyweight Flume shares the second part of his excavation of material from the past ten years, Arrived Anxious, Left Bored—listen here. Gifting fans with ten more tracks pulled from the past, Arrived Anxious, Left Bored drops off the back of the recent announcement of headline shows at Red Rocks and The Greek Theatre in the U.S. and ahead of his sold-out headline show this Friday, May 5 at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles, with support from Chet Faker and Kučka.
Five Fingers of Funk- Portland Say It Again
Kill Rock Stars and Portland-based hip-hop band Five Fingers of Funk are excited to announce the release of Portland Say It Again(order). The albummarks Five Fingers Of Funk’s first release with the original members since 1998. The 10 song album documents the ironies of being a grown up in the young man’s game of hip hop. Listeners are treated to a return to the funk including the Fingers three-piece horn section and DJ Chillest Illest on the mic and turntables. Also featured are guest appearances from Cool Nutz, Jumbo (of the Lifesavas), Bosko, and Dres from Black Sheep. To celebrate the release the band has announced a hometown in-store performance and signing on Saturday, May 13 at Portland’s Music Millenium.
ford.- The Pace
Over two years in the making, Luc Bradford better known as ford. is finally pleased to announce the July 21st release of his third album ‘Guiding Hand’ via Foreign Family Collective. The album’s newest single, “The Pace,” is available to stream now.
Vancouver indie-pop outfit FRANKIIE are releasing the third single from their upcoming LP, titled “Cruel,” accompanied by a live video performance of the song. Between Dreams, their sophomore LP, is due out June 2nd via Paper Bag Records, with a sonic world that weaves between reverb-soaked dream-pop, vintage classic-rock, bedroom-psych, and beachy shoegaze.
Frank Klassen- Thunder of Minds
Following his recent collaboration Space with multi-instrumentalist Jordan Arts, German multifaceted artist Frank Klassen lands on ZEHN Records once again with a mesmerising instrumental cut, Thunder Of Minds – out now on all streaming platforms.
Friendship Commanders- Fail
Now, the band respectfully present their new single “Fail,” both in memory of Marc Orleans and in honor of new clarity. Death can prompt many things: grief, anger, and even understanding. For Buick Audra, it also prompted introspection. The journey inward was so profound, it inspired the writing of the entire album.
Greta Van Fleet- Meeting The Master
Grammy-winning rock band Greta Van Fleet is unveiling the new video for their critically acclaimed track “Meeting The Master,” directed by the band alongside Gus Black; watch/share HERE. The song hails from the band’s forthcoming third studio album Starcatcher, out July 21 on Lava/Republic Records. Pre-save/pre-order the record HERE.
Gringo Star- Hanging Around
On June 2 Atlanta’s Gringo Star will release their anticipated new album On and On And Gone via My Anxious Mouth (pre-order). Today the band is sharing the “Hanging Around,” the final pre-release single from the upcoming release. The track follows singles “Stand And Turn Away” and “Told You Once Before” which can be shared on all streaming services. “Hanging Around” debuted today at Rock And Roll Globe and is all streaming platforms now for any playlist shares. Rock And Roll Globe on the song, “‘Hanging Around’ is fantastic tune that sounds like some kind of lost session between Elvis Costello and The Attractions and Del Shannon.“
HEVI LEVI- Physical Change
One of Israel’s most celebrated DJs and producers, HEVI LEVI, has enjoyed a stellar start to 2023. Following the lauded release of his Mad World charity single in January and his Moon EP in March, the Tel Aviv-based talent now returns to the release radar as he dives deep into the untapped corners of his hard drive, to present a compilation of ten hidden gems to download for free. Physical Change- features a host of HEVI LEVI originals, remixes and collaborations – both released and unreleased – and is available to download from May 5.
Hunter Daily- Karaoke Star
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Hunter Daily returns with the release of a brand new single entitled “Karaoke Star” alongside an accompanying music video. The track itself — which follows her most recent release “Don’t Fall Asleep” — is romantic at heart, a sweet acoustic guitar-led number decked out with the songstress’ angelic vocals.
Icona Pop & Yaeger- Shit We Do For Love
Hot on the heels of their latest club release ‘Faster,’ Global chart-topping duo Icona Pop return today with ‘Shit We Do For Love, a collaboration with long time writing partner, up-and-coming Swedish artist Yaeger. This throbbing dance track with its infectious hook and catchy lyrics is equal parts inspired by late 90’s rave scene as it is by Icona Pop themselves, offering fans yet another taste of what’s to come from the duo’s hotly anticipated second studio album.
Immaterial Possession- Mercy Of The Crane Folk
Mercy Of The Crane Folk is the beautifully accomplished second album from Athens, GA’s Immaterial Possession. A theatrical soundscape littered with subconscious flashbacks, retro keyboard flurries, wandering Morricone-esque guitar and dreamy Sumac-like harmonies.
Jeanines- Each Day
Over the course of two well-received albums and numerous singles and compilation appearances, Jeanines have captured the ears of discerning listeners with a sound that recalls a diverse swathe of pop history, from 60s folk-pop and girl-group tunes to 80s DIY pop to solid gold 90s touchstones like The Aislers Set, The Cat’s Miaow and the post-Black Tambourine bands of Pam Berry.
JELEEL!- REAL RAW!
Now, buzzing Los Angeles-based rapper JELEEL! presents his highly-anticipated debut album, REAL RAW! Get it HERE via 10K Projects.
Representing the journey of a Nigerian Rhode Island-born rapper who found himself homeless on the streets of Los Angeles before arriving at this moment, REAL RAW!is JELEEL!’s message to the world that he is here to stay. Showcasing his expansive vocal range, while dipping into different genres and stylistic beats, the one-man show proves that he is far from a one-dimensional artist. Heavily inspired by the likes of DMX and Jeff Hardy, the album brings a unique energy to each track guaranteed to have listeners engaged and amped up ready to shout the rapper’s signature tagline “JELEEL! yeah!”
Jo Hill- Off The 45
Cinematic Baby, the forthcoming EP from rising U.K.-based artist Jo Hill, is set for release on June 16. The new music showcases Hill’s lofty range as a singer/songwriter while growing her already fiercely passionate fanbase.
In celebration of the upcoming EP, Hill is debuting the EP’s lead single “Off The 45” alongside an accompanying video. Listen to/share the track HERE and watch/share the video HERE.
Journey Montana- 212
Harlem’s R&B princess Journey Montana releases her latest single, “212,” the singer/songwriter’s first release after newly signing to Los Angeles-based independent record label 10K Projects. Accompanying the track is the official video, directed by Panoramic Films, in which Journey invites viewers into the middle of the city that raised her, giving them a glimpse into the energy that inspired the song.
KAZIMI- River Run
KAZIMI, a new indie-folk-pop project, released the single “River Run” today, the initial track from her debut album of the same name out later this year. The singer-songwriter who looks to nature’s cycles and seasons for guidance has chosen this date based on a cosmic occurrence that will be happening in the sky. When a planet passes within one degree of the Sun, it is called a cazimi, meaning the celestial body is “in the heart of the Sun.” This is said to bring good fortune and is the inspiration behind the project’s name. To ride this luck wave, KAZIMI released her first single on May 1st, the date of the next Mercury cazimi.
Keys N Krates- Say You Love Me
Prolific dance trio Keys N Krates deliver their new single ‘Say You Love Me’ via deep-rooted Canadian label Last Gang Records/MNRK. One of North America’s most seasoned electronic outfits, Keys N Krates unveil a new direction in their sound that traces back to their earliest musical influences.
Kramer, Jad Fair & Danielson- In A Lonely Place
Kramer shares a handmade visual to accompany his new collaboration with Jad Fair & Danielson, “In A Lonely Place.” This follows the recent release of the visual for Kramer’s collaboration with Britta Phillips, “Nocturne.”
Kris Baha- Nothing Is Real
Renowned Berlin-based industrial techno/synth punk artist Kris Baha shares the lead single “Nothing is Real” from his upcoming album (due out later this year). This work is being presented in collaboration with his new project name: GHOSTS IN THE MACHIИE.
Lastlings– Out My Head
Japanese-Australian sibling electronic duo Lastlings release their new single ‘Out My Head’, out now on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records. ‘Out My Head’ serves as the fourth single off their forthcoming sophomore album Perfect World, due out June 23rd. Along with the single, Lastlings have announced their upcoming 14-date headline tour set to kick off on September 14th.
LEONE- Kiss ‘Em Bye Bye
GTFOH is all about reclaiming your power; the sophomore EP from Brooklyn-based alt rock group LEONE is ultimately a comment on the times that we’re living in. In a world that is constantly trying to beat us down, LEONE hopes that GTFOH will serve as a reminder to stand up for what you believe in and fight for your life.
Madison Cunningham- Revealer Deluxe Edition
The digital deluxe edition of Madison Cunningham’s Grammy-award winning album, Revealer, is out now.
The deluxe edition features “Hospital (One Man Down),” her recent collaboration with singer-songwriter and producer Remi Wolf, as well as previously unreleased songs “Death By Suspicion” and “Inventing The Wheel;” Consequence lauds the latter track, noting, “it’s a swirling world of sound that’s held together by Cunningham’s soft lead vocals, which gracefully dance above the acoustic instrumentation.” Paste goes on to say of the song, “it’s a sweet, subtle indie folk tune that finds Cunningham meditating on the multitudes of life’s expectations and looming fragility.”
New York City/Los Angeles-based alt-pop group MisterWives announce their highly anticipated fourth studio album Nosebleeds due out July 14 and available for pre-order now. Plus, the band announces the Don’t Look Down Tour with Bishop Briggs across North America this fall with tickets on sale now via misterwives.com/tour. Alongside the announcements, the band shares the booming, tenacious title track out everywhere now and its accompanying video, which premiered exclusively via Rolling Stone.
Known across the dance music world for being at the forefront of every ground-breaking story, cultural movement or rising star’s trajectory, Mixmag is the electronic music authority for artists, fans, brands and industry insiders across the globe. Now, after 40 years of leading the way with offices in 20 countries around the world, it is finally branching out into the Netherlands.
Modapit DJ set
Newly-minted producer Modapit is an enigmatic artist emerging from the shadows of underground dance music. Shrouded in their signature fishnet veil, Modapit’s secrecy allows listeners to look beyond the artist and directly at what the artist wants to present: the juxtaposition between a gothic, edgy streetwear look and euphoric, swirling pop-electronic sounds. By removing the ‘ego’ of the artist, fans fully immerse themselves into Modapit’s disparate, fashion-forward multiverse.
Now, the producer unveils their newest vision, a recorded, gorgeously-stylized DJ set at Las Vegas’ creative studio space Red Wall. Directed by David Borges, this 40-minute set complements Modapit’s rave-fueled DJ skills with mesmerizing lightning setups and an energetic assortment of songs ranging from edits of contemporary bangers (Mau P – “Drugs From Amsterdam [Modapit VIP],” Kx5 – “Bright Lights [Modapit VIP]”), to their own tracks (“Dancing [Live Edit],” “Falling In Love,” “Out Of Control”), to various unreleased Modapit IDs.
Check the set out here.
Nataniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats- Buy My Round
“Buy My Round,” the newly written and recorded track from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, premieres today. The song appears on the band’s forthcoming EP, What If I, out on June 2 via Stax. The EP is their first body of work since the acclaimed 2021 album The Future.
Nicholas Hamilton- Alone
An accomplished star in film, music and social media, 22-year-old Australian-born artist Nicholas Hamilton has been entertaining audiences and winning over critics alike from his earliest years. Well-known for his roles in films such as the screen adaptation of Stephen King’s IT Franchise and Academy-Award-nominated Captain Fantastic (for which he is also featured on the soundtrack), the debonair and often outspoken Hamilton has seen his audience grow well into the millions as he poignantly displays both his talents and his personal life across multiple mediums and platforms. A recently anointed viral mixologist sensation on TikTok, where he has amassed over 1.7 million followers, Hamilton seamlessly crosses genres and art-forms by ensuring that all his creative output has a deeply personal touch.
Pixie and the Partygrass Boys- Dark House (Katy Perry Cover)
In their third single leading up to their upcoming covers album, The Chicken Coop Vol. 1, Salt Lake City’s Pixie and the Partygrass Boys tackle Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” which is available today on all digital streaming platforms. The final single release comes ahead of the album’s release day on Friday, May 19th via Americana Vibes.
PlasticRobots- Tell Me Something
Brazilian producer/DJ duo PlasticRobots release their new single ‘Tell Me Something’, out now via Dirtybird Records.
Quickly becoming regulars on Dirtybird, Plastic Robots have put a refreshing twist on bass house with their latest original ‘Tell Me Something’. An underground club cut that flirts with the wonky sensibilities of the iconic house and techno label, ‘Tell Me Something’ is a striking offering from the Brazilian beatmakers. Thick thumping basslines are the main attraction, with crisp percussion and wild arpeggiating synth crescendos adding to the eclectic palette presented by the duo. ‘Tell Me Something’ is a dancefloor stunner sure to be heard throughout the Dirtybird Players Tour, happening now throughout the US.
Poppy Patica- Black Cat Back Stage
Oakland -via-D.C.-band Poppy Patica released their anticipated debut album Black Cat Back Stage. The album will be released on limited edition vinyl and digitally through House Of Joy (pre-order). The album arrives after the release of singles “Sweetest Song” and “Awful Sound” which are available now on all streaming platforms. In anticipation of Friday’s release date, the album is streaming in full at That’s Good Enough For Me.
Raia Was– Tough To Love
NY-based songwriter/producer Raia Was is pleased to share her new single “Tough To Love,” second track to be released from a body of work out this fall. The experimental follow-up to “What It Feels Like” features a disorienting altered vocal that further obscures the narrative point of view while also picking up on the sideways satisfaction of pitched up songs which have caught fire across platforms from TikTok to Spotify in the last year.
Riot Ten- SHEEESH EP
Bass music heavyweight Riot Ten brings his high-octane SHEEESH EP to Dim Mak Records. With six heart-pumping tracks that deliver bone-crushing bass and mind-bending sound design, this EP draws inspiration from Dubstep, Trap, and Experimental Bass to take you on a sonic adventure like no other. Featuring dynamic collaborations with Bandlez, Whales, and talented featured artists including Kuhlosul, Nat James, and JV Rhymes.
Rodriguez Jr.- Visions feat. Liset Alea
Keeping momentum high in the run up to the release of his album, Feathers & Bones, set for release on May 26, Rodriguez Jr. unveils his next single, Visions featuring Liset Alea. Accompanied by a masterful remix by German producer Tim Engelhardt, Visions is out now on Feathers & Bones.
SBTRKT- The Rat Road
Prolific collaborator and renowned artist SBTRKT shares the final piece of the puzzle ahead of his highly anticipated new album The Rat Road, set for release on May 5 via AWAL. The new project features a wealth of featured artists, the full list of which can be found below. SBTRKT has additionally released today ‘NO INTENTION’ which enlists the vocal prowess of LEILAH once more and has been featured on ‘New Music Daily’ on Apple Music.
LISTEN HERE + PRE-ORDER THE LP HERE.
Scion Rae- No Strings Attached
Brooklyn-based musician Scion Rae shares the first of his new singles with Dangerbird Records, a track entitled “No Strings Attached,” alongside an accompanying video.
Sharaya Summers- Forever You & Me
Oregon-based indie-Americana singer-songwriter Sharaya Summers shares fragile, poignant track “Forever You & Me” out everywhere now. The forthcoming album of the same name is due out later this year. The track is a gentle reminder of life’s fleeting nature and to hold loved ones close in the present moment.
Sky Ferreira Tour
Sky Ferreira has announced her first live shows of 2023 with three dates in California, as part of LA promoter Minty Boi’s 5th Anniversary celebration. More dates and openers will be announced soon. Last year Ferreira released the single “Don’t Forget. ”
Slang Dogs- Wake Of Endal
We wanted to showcase our range as producers with this EP. Since the start of the Slang Dogs project we have wanted to put an emphasis on how eclectic our sound can be due to our various inspirations. We both enjoy dark, gritty and aggressive soundscapes, but have an equal love for the tranquil, peaceful and non abrasive side of music. We never wanted to box ourselves in and this EP really challenged us creatively and technically as artists. We thought, how do we showcase this more mellow side of us while maintaining the motifs people know us for? We are proud to say that these three tracks are the perfect blend of our sounds, bringing everything people love about Slang Dogs but served on a new plate. We are super excited for everyone to hear this.
Snakeships- never worry
Internationally acclaimed and multi-platinum British production duo Snakehips’ highly anticipated debut album never worry is out today, May 5 2023 on Helix Records. Listen now on Spotify, Apple Music, and more.
Sunny Lax- Crystals
Levente Márton, known worldwide as Sunny Lax, has been a mainstay on the Anjunabeats roster since making his label debut with ‘P.U.M.A. / Casseopeia’ back in 2006. Over thirty releases later, he delivers his first official LP.
‘Crystals’ marks the pinnacle of a story that began in November 2022 with Sunny’s ‘Emerald EP’ release. His ‘Ruby’ and ‘Amethyst’ EPs, which followed in early 2023, were the next stages in an expanding and evolving body of work. Combined with five new tracks, ‘Crystals’ sees Sunny unify these EPs into a 14-track album.
Super Duper– Growing Pains & Sun Haven
Gear Up for Super Duper‘s latest double single “Growing Pains” and “Sun Haven,” releasing May 4th, 2023. Listeners will find “Growing Pains” and “Sun Haven” on all major streaming services. In addition to the release, the Nashville rising star has announced the launch of his upcoming album due later this year.
Take That- Greatest Day (Robin Schulz Remix)
Take That have today released a brand-new rework of their single, ‘Greatest Day’ by GRAMMY® Award-winning DJ and music producer Robin Schulz and featuring multi-platinum selling singer songwriter Calum Scott. This is the band’s first music release since their Odyssey Greatest Hits album in 2018 and it marks the start of a monumental year for them. ‘Greatest Day’ is out today via EMI Records.
Thee Oh Sees- Block Of Ice
Thee Oh Sees – Live at LEVITATION is out in stores on Friday, May 19, 2023. It is available for pre-order HERE.
To preview the LP, today, the band have shared a live cut of “Block of Ice,” filmed at LEVITATION 2012. With the announcement of the LP, they additionally shared a live video for “Devil Again.”
The Jungle Giants- Trippin Up
Australian indie royalty The Jungle Giants team up with young gun on the block Odd Mob for a remix of their most recent single “Trippin Up.” With thumping beats and spacey instrumentals that build from a mellow groove to a hazy dance break, paired with Sam Hale’s striking vocals, the track comes fully revamped as a new entity. Odd Mob has brought his deft touch to the drum and bass banger from The Jungle Giants while retaining their classic effervescent sound.
The Natural Lines– Person Of Interest
On Wednesday, May 3 The Natural Lines will kick off their East Coast tour in support of their self-titled album out now on Bella Union (order / stream). The tour will include shows in Brooklyn, Somerville, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and more. Lighthouse and the Whaler will support in most markets. Tickets are on sale now and upcoming shows are listed below.
Now the band is excited to share their new video for “Person Of Interest” from their new album. The video which was directed and shot by Nikki Saltby debuted today at Flood Magazine and can also be shared at YouTube.
The Smashing Pumpkins- ATUM
The Smashing Pumpkins today release their highly anticipated album ATUM. The sequel to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/Machine of God, ATUM features 33-tracks in 3 acts and was written and produced by Corgan over the past 4 years. Act 3 arrives today with a special edition boxset featuring all 33 album tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs, and is available HERE.
Tom Odell Tour
This Fall, British award-winning songwriter and artist, Tom Odell will return to North America for a string of highly anticipated headlining tour dates. Marking his biggest run ever in North America, the 18-date leg starts on October 3 in Toronto, and includes stops in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and more before concluding October 29 in Vancouver, BC.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
05/26 – Bottlerock Festival – Napa Valley, CA^
08/04 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL^
08/06 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC^
10/03 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
10/04 – Place Bell – Montreal, QC
10/06 – The Howard Theatre – Washington, DC
10/07 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
10/09 – Big Night Live – Boston, MA
10/10 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
10/13 – Newport Music Hall– Columbus, OH
10/14 – The Vic – Chicago, IL
10/15 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN
10/17 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
10/18 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
10/20 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
10/21 – The Commonwealth Room – Salt Lake City, UT
10/23 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
10/24 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
10/26 – Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/27 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
10/29 – The Orpheum – Vancouver, BC
Tove Lo- DIRT FEMME (Stripped)
Internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® nominated artist Tove Lo returns today with ‘DIRT FEMME (Stripped)’, a new 7-track EP featuring raw and emotionally stripped back versions of tracks from her critically acclaimed fifth studio album, DIRT FEMME, including fan favorites like ‘No One Dies From Love,’ ‘Suburbia,’ ‘Pineapple Slice,’ and ‘Grapefruit,’ plus a vulnerable new version of her latest release, ‘Borderline.’
Walker- Good Man
Chicago songwriter and guitar virtuoso Walker Landgraf has been on a roll this past year. Simply sharing his music as Walker, the soulful artist recently broke 1 million streams on his first single, “It’s Not (Her Eyes),” and he’s rolling out his second album, Good Man, after sharing his debut album Phew late last year. He even passed on being cast in The Voice to focus on recording music at home.
Yam Haus- Rafters
Minneapolis-based indie pop-rock trio Yam Haus have released a live, stripped-down version of their acclaimed new single, “Rafters.” A wistful indie-rock rumination that is for those who feel they might need to let go of something, this brand new acoustic version of “Rafters” truly showcases the band’s propensity for creating the most soaring of anthems.
You Said Strange- No Way Out
At the end of 2022, French psychedelic noise-pop quartet You Said Strange shared a new LP entitled Thousand Shadows Vol. 1, a release consisting of psychedelic pop, proto grunge, and shoegaze sonics, inspired by the band’s experiences on tour across Europe and North America that year. Now, You Said Strange have shared the long-awaited follow-up to Vol. 1 entitled Thousand Shadows Vol. 2 (via EXAG / Le Cépe Records). Together, both Volumes compose the band’s sophomore LP.
As a follow-up to their most recent singles, “(Song For A) Wasted Land” and “Control,” now, the band also place specific emphasis on the record’s focus track, “No Way Out.”
Zeds Dead– Aftertaste feat. AIDN
Canadian electronic music powerhouses, Zeds Dead and Juno Award-winning producer HNTR, join forces on their latest collaboration, “Aftertaste ft. AIDN.” Set to release on May 5th, the track showcases the best of both artists and will premiere on Zeds Dead’s rising sub-label label, Altered States. This innovative platform for house, techno, and downtempo music has already been drawing attention across North America, and “Aftertaste ft. AIDN” is poised to further solidify its reputation.