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2manydjs DJ Mixes
Stephen and David Dewaele are familiar to millions as 2manydjs, a project which undoubtedly moved the needle for modern DJing. Alongside like-minded allies such as Erol Alkan, Tiga and Jacques lu Cont, 2manydjs swept international dancefloors into delirium, gifting a rock ‘n roll attitude to club culture.
In 2002, after a string of creative broadcasts on radio while still known primarily as a rock band, they released As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt.2 [AHORS].
Alan Walker- Walkerverse Part 2
With just over a month left of 2022, Alan Walker is preparing to take his fans further into the Walkerverse, with the second part of the homonously titled album – out now via Sony Music.
Wasting no time, Walker opens up with standout track ‘Shut Up’. Enlisting the vocals of American Indie singer/songwriter UPSAHL, ‘Shut Up’ fuses Alan’s progressive house sound with UPSAHL’s larger-than-life vocals for an impossibly catchy tune that is nothing short of anthemic. Next up a track that was released to celebrate the beginning of his Tour, ‘Extremes’ ft. Trevor Daniel is an alternative pop meets trap soundscape with a little added grit. Dropped as a surprise release at the beginning of the month, ‘Lovesick’ ft. Sophie Simmons is an intoxicating single featuring a huge orchestral soundscape, that, as the lyrics suggest, has all the features of an electro lullaby. Closing out the EP with ‘Catch Me If You Can’, Alan creates a playful production, masterfully experimenting with staccato sounds and vocals for a cat and mouse style effect that echo’s the song’s title.
Amnesia Pyramid Closing Party
Amnesia’s Pyramid party cemented its reputation as one of the best house and techno nights in Ibiza this summer, in part because it is one of the very few on the island which brings line-ups stacked with depth of talent from new stars to well known pioneers. But it isn’t done yet: there is still time for Pyramid – The Last One of the Season on December 30th to end this historic year in epic fashion. Headlining the Terrace will be Sidney Charles, Enzo Siragusa, Cuartero, Mar-T, CAAL and 2Vilas, with the Main Room featuring Andrés Campo, Deborah de Luca, Luca Donzelli and Stella Bossi. Limited tickets are on sale now so get yours at amnesia.es
Angeles- Punch Drunk Love
Angeles, the alternative rock project of Pluto Sotiropoulos, today shares his latest offering, ‘Punch Drunk Love’.
Angelo De Augustine- 27/Hologram
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Angelo De Augustine has shared “27” and “Hologram,” a new double single available now via Asthmatic Kitty Records at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. A limited edition cassingle is available exclusively at the official Asthmatic Kitty store.
Arkells- Floating Like
Arkells release new single, “Floating Like”, as a surprise addition to their just-released album, Blink Twice.
“‘Floating Like’ is about trying to free yourself of the allure and pull of material things and finding happiness in the simple wonders of life,” says frontman Max Kerman. It was written around a sample we cut up from The Impressions and their song ‘Seven Years.’ We added as many Motown soul tricks to the production with the goal of finding the joy and lightness of those classic tunes. It’s a special song for us, so we wanted to give it its own release and runway. Blink Twice is now complete.”
Ben Zaidi- Acre of Salt
Artist and poet Ben Zaidi shares the deluxe version of his highly acclaimed debut studio album, Acre of Salt. The deluxe sees the addition of nine unreleased tracks that were written along with the original eleven but cut due to length restrictions. The album was recorded with producer Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Peter Gabriel, Beck) at the iconic Sound City Studios in LA along with backing band members Ethan Gruska, Sebastian Steinberg (Fiona Apple,) saxophonist Sam Gendel and Kane Ritchotte (Portugal. The Man.)
Blake Rose- In Your Arms
Following sold out headline shows in Los Angeles and New York, rising Australian artist Blake Rose returns today with new music, ‘In Your Arms,’ a hopeful, hazy ballad filled with longing written by Blake and taken from his forthcoming new EP.
Bret Koontz & Truancy Club- A Sparkle Road Cult
Bret Koontz & Truancy Club (ft. Maria Jacobson of Fran and members of Chicago group Famous Laughs) share their brand new LP, A Sparkle Road Cult, out now via Earth Libraries.
Bridal Party- Pool
“Pool”, the second single by art-pop quintet Bridal Party from their forthcoming LP Cool Down outlines the joy and challenge of coming out of your shell after periods of isolation. The lyrics of “Pool” were penned by guitarist Joseph Leroux in a demo in early 2019, their mantra-like simplicity inspired by the Porches album of the same name. “I wanted the lyrics to feel potent and understated. They were written with building myself up in mind, in a time when I was looking for a lot of validation from other people. I wanted to remind myself with a song, of the value of choosing yourself and choosing periods of quiet, before coming back into your communities.”
CID- La La La
New York City native CID is a Grammy-winning producer that has become one of the most consistent chart-topping names currently occupying the house music scene. He is delivering his sophomore single on Insomniac Records after debuting on the imprint with his ear-gnawing single “La La La” in June. His follow-up record “Hold Me Close” shows him going into a more seductive direction, building around an amorous vocal hook and a deep, moody tech house groove.
Claude VonStroke- Your Dad Plays Great Music Tour
Celebrating over 15 years of Dirtybird Records, 2022 has seen Claude VonStroke return to his roots and the small, off-kilter dance floors that shaped his sound with his ‘Your Dad Plays Great Music Tour’.
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DJ Minx- Walk In The Park (Seth Troxler Remix)
Twenty years ago Jennifer Witcher, better known as DJ Minx, created the minimal house anthem ‘Walk In The Park’. It took her just 45 minutes to produce what Resident Advisor suggested ‘might be the greatest minimal house loop of all time’. The brevity of its production, referenced in its title, belies the track’s seismic impact on electronic music.
Commemorating this milestone anniversary and honoring the legacy of Detroit’s First Lady of Wax, Factory 93 Record has commissioned a series of remixes from artists close to Minx, led by her Detroit brothers in arms Carl Craig and Seth Troxler. The five track package also includes a re-edit from Minx and additional remixes from Soul Clap and Ardalan.
DJ Noraj Cue- Ode To Life Formation EP
Amsterdam-based producer and DJ Noraj Cue joins Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream label for the first time to release the Ode to Life Formation EP, which includes Noraj’s original mix of the title track, accompanied by two remixes courtesy of Anton Tumas.
Dub Pistol- Nice Up feat. Horseman & Freestylers
Legendary British party-starters Dub Pistols release their new single “Nice Up” featuring Horseman and Freestylers and announce their forthcoming album Frontline to be released March 10, 2023. The notorious touring band are carrying the summer atmosphere into these winter months with their infamous blend of dub, hip-hop, ska and jungle.
Duran Duran A Hollywood High
Following Duran Duran’s enthralling Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction at the Los Angeles Microsoft Theater earlier this month, as well as an incredible run of cinema screenings across 34 countries, with dazzling premieres at the legendary Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and the Vue West End Theatre in London, Duran Duran and premium concert streaming partner Veeps have today announced an exclusive airing of the feature length docu-concert film, A HOLLYWOOD HIGH.
Eleganto – Just Tell Me
After winning a remix competition for Martin Garrix’s ‘Won’t Let You Go’ via Instantly, Eleganto is here with his first original record on STMPD RCRDS; ‘Just Tell Me’. The song is an expression of the new sound Eleganto is heading towards, mixing tech house elements with bass and future house influences. Blurring the line that defines the sound of the mainstage and the afterparty, he came up with the initial idea during a trip to the Netherlands.
Eric Hilton- Present Past and Future
Montserrat House Music and veteran producer/artist Eric Hilton are excited to announce the release of Present Past and Future, the downtempo pioneer’s brand new six-song EP out today. Sonically, Present Past and Future shifts between jazz-tinged drum-n-bass and laid-back urban funk, with a dusty ambience throughout that will tick the trip-hop genre box for many. But Hilton’s crate-digging, vinyl connoisseur aesthetic brought disparate influences into the creation of this new offering, with nods to trumpeter Donald Byrd, jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, and legendary American record production team the Mizell Brothers.
Flux Pavilion- Technicolour Psychic Vision
New Jersey’s Gatherers are proud to share their new album ( mutilator. ), out today! November 18th via No Sleep Records. On ( mutilator. ), the five piece effortlessly blends melody with dynamic and fluid movements between guitars and drums that push the speakers to their limits, and softer reflective interludes that further highlight the incredible range of singer Weinberger’s vocals. All attributes that lead Loudwire to declare them “one of post-hardcore’s most impressive young bands.”
GORDO & FIED- Hombres y Mujeres
Fresh off producing over half of Drake’s house music album ‘Honestly, Nevermind’, multi-platinum selling producer and Acclaimed DJ GORDO has teamed up with Grammy-nominated Colombian superstar FEID on ‘Hombres y Mujeres’.
Mark your calendars, as GORDO, recently crowned the world’s highest-ranked Hispanic by DJMag, has set his sights on the notorious Brooklyn Hangar this New Year’s Eve. The leading Guatemalan DJ, formerly known as Carnage, is set to welcome the New Year in the only way that he knows how rejoicing with fans over his smooth and sexy modern club style. A collaboration between the creative minds behind Elements Festival and DEG Presents, the memorable night of musical bliss will also find support in performances from Golden Pony, Papyon, and more. Don’t drop the ball, as tickets to GORDO’s massive New Year’s event are sure to sell out fast.
Hayden Arp- With Eliza
Singer-songwriter Hayden Arp will release his debut full-length album, With Eliza. The release is the follow up to Hayden’s acclaimed EP, For Gabriel.
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Jackle Ro- Sunshine I’m Counting On You
Jacklen Ro — Jackie Giroux and Caelen Perkins, a harmonizing indie rock duo with the energy of young love and angst — finally share their highly anticipated debut LP, Sunshine I’m Counting On You (out now via Lolipop Records).
JALEEL! & Denzel Curry- SHOTS
Continuing to prove his potential and cement his superstar status, breakout rapper JELEEL! teams up with Denzel Curry on his new single “SHOTS!”
Jane.- Sun In My Eyes
LA-based alternative singer-songwriter Jane., the musical moniker of Paraj Jain, announces his ethereal EP, Celeste, due out March 31, 2023 and available for pre-order now via Good News Only. Alongside the announcement, Jane. shares the first taste of the project, “Sun In My Eyes,” out now with its accompanying lyric video. Next month, Jane. will headline a special, intimate performance at Resident in Los Angeles on December 8. Tickets are on sale now. Jane. will then hit the road with singer-songwriter Suki Waterhouse for a string of dates throughout the Western U.S. with tickets available now via janenoise.com.
Jean-Michel Jarre & Brian Eno- EPICA EXTENSION
Following reworks with Martin Gore (“BRUTALISM TAKE 2”) and Deathpact (“BRUTALISM REPRISE”) for his OXYMORE album track “BRUTALISM,” globally-acclaimed electronic artist Jean-Michel Jarre has paired with revered artist Brian Eno for the release of “EPICA EXTENSION” out today (November 18) on SONY Music.
John Vanderslice- Amethyst
John Vanderslice’s latest EP Amethyst is his first official release since 2021’s David Berman tribute EP, and comes on the heels of this year’s d E A T h~b U g, his first release under the moniker orangepurplebeach. Although a sonic departure from his extensive body of work, longstanding listeners will recognize Amethyst as a logical next step in the legendary songwriter and producers newfound obsession with electronic and digital music. Listen to lead single “CRYSTALS 12”.
Jordi Up Late- To Be Your Friend
Following the recent release of her latest single, “HOAX,” 25-year-old LA-based electropop artist & producer JORDI UP LATE returns with another brand new single entitled “TO BE YOUR FRIEND.” The track also comes alongside an accompanying music video, conceptualized and directed by JORDI UP LATE.
Joshua Lewis- Friction
Boise, ID singer-songwriter and masterclass producer/mixer Joshua Lewis shares his brand LP, Friction, out now via Earth Libraries.
Friction earns its breezy yet earnest tones from yacht rock, the core tenets of the genre offered in spades throughout. Ear-tickling melodies, like the parabolic sway of the vocal on opener “Thinkin’ About You,” guide listeners through crystal-clear production values and a storytelling bent both misty-eyed and microscopic in its detailing. This balancing act of simplicity and shrewd twists in formula stems from Lewis’ love of Steely Dan, masters of this tightrope walk. Said Lewis: “You can hear a song that’s so playful or sweet, and they just throw theory around like nobody’s business: pop sensibility with left turns to keep you guessing and keep your attention. I love that, I wish I heard more of it today.”
KH- Looking At Your Pager (Chris Lake Remix)
Acclaimed electronic producer Four Tet releases the official remix for his latest KH single ‘Looking At Your Pager’ by Chris Lake via Ministry Of Sound.
Khai Dreams- rats
Oregon’s own khai dreams announces their debut album Absolute Heartbreak, out January 27 via AWAL Recordings. With the news, they also share their latest single ‘rats‘.
Coming off the release of her cinematic single ‘save me‘ and podcast Playing With Fire, two-time GRAMMY award-winning artist Kimbra releases the second single, ‘replay!‘ off her upcoming studio album A Reckoning, out January 27, 2023 via Inertia / [PIAS].
Koven & ShockOne- Collecting Thoughts
Bringing their scene-shaping talents together for an epic collaboration, cinematic bass duo Koven and Australian drum & bass authority ShockOne today released their new single, “Collecting Thoughts” on Monstercat. The pairing comes as no surprise following Koven’s support on ShockOne’s Dark Machine Warehouse Tour over the last month, hitting venues across New Zealand and Australia. “Collecting Thoughts” opens with synth-driven nostalgia as Katie’s vocals build emotional intensity toward an adrenaline-pumping climax. Koven fans rejoice as the single will feature on their forthcoming EP, ‘Higher Ground (Part 2)’ in 2023, following their widely-praised first chapter in August.
Denver-based, genre-bending outfit LVNDR.SOUND crafts lavish studio recordings imbued with a live performance spirit. Composed of Sunsquabi bassist Josh Fairman, keyboardist/sound design virtuoso Geoff Bremer and multi-instrumentalist Jay.Greens, the newly-minted electronic trio blends future bass, electro-soul, house, and nu-age funk into dynamic soundscapes with a highly improvisational edge.
After releasing their first four singles “Nebula,” “Virtual One” (with Eric “Benny” Bloom), “Signal” (with Adam Deitch) and “Echoes” via Jay.Greens’ own genre-crossing label Perception Records, LVNDR.SOUND now unveils “Expedition” as the fifth single from their forthcoming debut LP.
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Miane- Fears in the Fire feat. Camden Cox
Based out of Ibiza, Miane has quickly established herself as one of the hottest tickets in the house music scene. She is offering up her debut release with Insomniac Records, teaming up with London’s esteemed singer-songwriter Camden Cox on a scorching house single. “Fears In The Fire” is fueled by Cox’s captivating vocal delivery, crooning passionately atop rolling percussion, moody pads, tension-building strings, oscillating frequencies, and an elastic pluck lead.
Might Delete Later- I’ve Been There
Might Delete Later is on a mission to humanise dance music with her unique concept to create tracks from fans’ voicemails. ‘I’ve Been There’ is the third single from the innovative project launched earlier this year.
“’I’ve Been There’ is a story that began with a voicemail a loved one sent me in February. It was a voicemail of distress. Her name is Holly. Not only is she an independent musician like me, but she tours the world as a backing vocalist for a major British artist.
We had exchanged our thoughts and frustrations about the world we live in. The closures, wars and other crappy things. And sometimes it’s just too much. You start hyperventilating and you don’t know what to do. You go to the bathroom and start crying.
We’ve all experienced that. And this song is a message to everybody out there, “You’re not alone, we’ve all been there” and that’s exactly why I had to make a song out of this voicemail.” – Might Delete Later
miniaturized- Cave In
On March 31, San Diego-based band miniaturized will release their self-titled debut album (pre-save). miniaturized is made up of guitarist/vocalist Timothy Joseph (Buckfast Superbee, The Palace Ballroom, Phasers on Stun), drummers Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless, Rocket from the Crypt, Hot Snakes), Chris Prescott (Pinback, No Knife), bassists Brian Desjean (No Knife, Mistress 77) and Chris Torres (Ron Blair band, Chris Torres Band). Cave In is released now!
Mirrorball- Tinsel for a Tear
Mirrorball unveils the video for “Tinsel for a Tear,” the anticipated new single from their upcoming EP produced by Chris Coady.
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Nicole Moudaber Tour
Internationally acclaimed producer, DJ & artist Nicole Moudaber Presents IN THE MOOD North America Tour this November and December. Kicking off today, November 16 at The Brand in Boston followed by November 19 in NYC at the U.S. edition of the globally renowned techno event Time Warp, Moudaber will bring her polarizing DJ sets to major markets and events throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico on a 10-date run.
Date – City – Venue
November 16 – Boston – The Grand
November 19 – New York City – Time Warp @ Brooklyn Navy Yard
November 20 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Dreamfields Mexico @ Explanada Estadio Akron
November 25 – Toronto – Warehouse TBA
November 26 – Montreal – Grand Quai
November 26 – Montreal – Stereo
December 2 – Miami – TBA
December 3 – Los Angeles – Academy
December 9 – Chicago – Cermak Hall
December 10 – Tampa – PTL Ybor
December 13-14 – Riviera Maya, Mexico – HOLY SHIP! Wrecked
December 16 – Juarez, Mexico – HardPop
December 17 – Mexico City, Mexico – TBA
Niko Boggs- Modular Funk
Armenian-American producer/DJ Niko Boggs releases his debut original ‘Modular Funk’, out now via Dirtybird.
Serving as his first official career release, ‘Modular Funk’ is a standout addition to the Dirtybird catalog. A vibrant 6-minute cut, Niko Boggs’ debut is a groovy arrangement of modular synth loops and bouncy drum patterns. Overflowing with off-kilter accents and quirky bleeps and bloops, this delightful earworm is a surefire sign of a rising new star in the Dirtybird flock.
Noah Cyrus & PJ Harding- Snow in LA
GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum selling artist Noah Cyrus and Australian songwriter and producer PJ Harding returned to the studio together to bring us ‘Snow in LA,’ out today via RECORDS/Columbia Records.
Nostalgix- Party All Night feat. Chi City
Bass house’s queen bee Nostalgix is back to share her Supah Fly EP, with final single “Party All Night (ft. Chi City),” the last track to wrap up the powerhouse trio of new tunes. Nostalgix uses her undeniable ability to pack the bass, hard-hitting beats, and punchy grooves to showcase the best of her sound as she closes out a monumental year.
With a #2 song on Beatport’s releases on Yotto’s Odd One Out label and Gorgon City’s REALM label and support from SiriusXM Chill, Rufus Du Sol, Nora En Pure and Nic Fanciulli, Tulum-based producer Paige returns with ‘Rebirth’, a darkly organic slice of melodic techno that has already been added to Spotify’s New Music Friday Dance and Tantra playlists and premiered on Mixmag Caribbean.
Paper Idol- The Playground
Electro-pop artist Paper Idol (Matan KG) shares his most ambitious project to date: The Playground (out now via all DSPs). The LP chronicles eight stages of childhood in eight tracks, from the days of sidewalk hopscotch to teenage nihilism and everything in between. The music was produced in both the United States and Israel, the two countries in which Matan spent his formative years. In an attempt to keep the music raw and authentic, Matan wrote, produced, and mixed all the tracks himself in collaboration with his bandmate Adam Rochelle. The album artwork was created by Matan as well, which pulls inspiration from minimalism and analogue collage to create surreal playgrounds out of notebook paper.
Paradoks- New Beginning
Globally renowned for his delicate, yet powerful melodic creations, Swiss-Belgian producer Paradoks opens the next chapter in his career with New Beginning – the inaugural release on his newly formed musical home, Antinome.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Tour
Multi-platinum, chart-topping and GRAMMY® Award winning duo Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo have announced they will be joining P!NK for select dates on her 2023 Summer Carnival Stadium Tour. For more information and tickets to Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo’srun, please visit www.benatargiraldo.com/
PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO TOUR DATES WITH P!NK
07/31/23 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/07/23 – Washington DC – Nationals Park
08/10/23 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
08/12/23 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
08/14/23 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
10/05 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
For full list of P!NK tour dates, go to: www.pinkspage.com
Peach Tree Collective- Yesterday
Los Angeles-based music collective, Peach Tree Rascals release their new song, “Yesterday”.
The vulnerable new single brings the group back to the basics as they start to rediscover their close creative bond. By surrounding themselves completely in nature, they were able to free themselves from the noise of the outside world. Being so remote allowed them to dive deep into a vulnerable state so that they can introspectively re-evaluate their emotions and feelings on relationships. Ultimately, they continue to ponder the question: “if it was the end of time, are you in a place of love and happiness?”
RaeCola is an emerging producer and DJ act that is off to an incredible start, picking up bookings at Day Trip and Dirtybird Camp Out prior to their debut EP, Bezerk, releasing this past July.
Now, the radiant selectors share their latest single, “Bounce,” a melodic switch up that showcases their diverse talents.
While the two have energized crowds and online audiences via their mixing skills, electric personalities and flashy looks, RaeCola has waited until now to share their vision for the future of house music.
Rich Brian- VIVID feat. $NOT
Indonesian rapper, singer, and producer Rich Brian unveils a new single and music video entitled ‘VIVID‘ featuring Florida rapper $NOT out now via 88rising/Warner Records.
Riot Ten- Like That
Riot Ten is back with “Like That,” the newest piece of music from an exciting forthcoming project on Dim Mak. With unrelenting energy, Riot Ten fuses modern Bass House with Trap flare on his high-energy single “Like That.”
Manchester-based producer Rohaan is a new breed of producers currently riding in on the next wave of drum & bass. He is making his debut appearance on HARD Recs, delivering the first in a string of singles leading up to his forthcoming EP next year. “Euphoric” is a breathtaking liquid D&B single whose main elements are built around manipulations of his own vocal work, which fills the spaces between an uplifting female topline, intricate breakbeat drum patterns, and endorphin-inducing melodies.
Romy- Strong feat. Fred again..
Romy—guitarist and frontwoman of The xx—unveils a new single, “Strong” featuring Fred again.., alongside a video directed by her wife, the filmmaker and photographer Vic Lentaigne.
Rosie and Sufjan- We Should Be Together
A new Christmas single from Rosie and Sufjan in 2022 is exciting if you’re not the Grinch!
If you’re familiar with Sufjan Stevens, you probably already know he has released a LOT of Christmas music over the years — two box sets worth, in fact! Rosie Thomas sang on a lot of those songs, especially on the second box set, Silver & Gold, and performed with him on the 2012 tour “Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant on Ice.” Rosie has also released Christmas music on her own, including the 2018 expanded edition release of A Very Rosie Christmas. But it’s definitely nice to hear Rosie and Sufjan back together with a new Xmas classic, “We Should Be Together.”
sumthin sumthin- Run The Track
After buzzing to the forefront of the game internationally with over 100 million streams and widespread tastemaker chatter, New Zealand phonk-rap phenomenon and sought-after producer Sxmpra unleashes a monster new single entitled “GODZILLA” today. It officially marks his debut for 10K Projects.
Tails- is that ok?
Canadian producer and songwriter who we’ve come to know and love as Tails continues to showcase the evolution of his sound with his new single “is that ok?”, featuring Australian singer-songwriter Benji Lewis. Sonically, we’ve already been hearing subtle transitions to an Indie Dance sound on recent Tails releases like “on hold” and “CLOSE2ME”. But with his new collaboration with Benji, an artist known for his indie/alt-pop creations, Tails surprises us with another unique yet familiar-sounding banger.
The Inspector Cluzo- Swallows
The DIY Guascon farmers are thrilled to announce the release of their second single “Swallows“. The track is accompanied by a stunning animated video, which is available here. The single is taken from the band’s forthcoming ninth studio album Horizon set for release on January 27, 2023, via F.thebassplayer Records.
The Laughing Chimes- Zoo Avenue
Slumberland is pleased to welcome OH teen sibling band The Laughing Chimes to the label roster. Their new EP is called Zoo Avenue and it will be out digitally and on cassette on Nov. 18! The first single is “Ice Cream Skies.”
The Kitchen Dwellers Live Documentary
In the summer of 2022, the Kitchen Dwellers performed on one of Bonfire Entertainment’s famed RiverWonderGrass excursions, an epic four-day adventure rafting through Utah and Colorado on the beautiful Green River. The experience is limited to 20 people, and combines outdoor adventure and learning with intimate musical experiences. The Kitchen Dwellers will be back for a RiverWonderGrass excursion in July 2023, which has already sold out.
Tune in and watch the video on YouTube
The Messenger Birds- Tragic Comedy
Detroit-based experimental/noise rock band The Messenger Birds are excited to announce the release of Tragic Comedy, the duo’s sophomore album out today. Tragic Comedy picks up right where the band’s debut LP, Everything Has To Fall Apart Eventually, left off — a world in isolation, outlandish conspiracy theories on an infinite feedback loop, overwhelming amounts of death and grief and uncertainty, and storylines that sound so hyperbolic and satirical that the only logical conclusion would be that we are all just living in a simulation and none of this is real.
These New South Whales- TNSW
Australian punk royalty These New South Whales today release their eagerly anticipated new album, TNSW, via Damaged Records with the announcement of a national tour in 2023.
The Walkmen Tour
The Walkmen are reuniting. For the first time in a decade, the band will play a series of five shows at Manhattan’s Webster Hall, taking place on April 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28.
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triton., the musical project of Scott Murphy, is pleased to share “orchids” the latest track to be lifted from the artist’s album Sundown in Oaktown out January 27 (pre-order). The song, which features Tim Payne (Thursday, LS Dunes) and Jarrod Alexander (My Chemical Romance, Alkaline Trio) debuted today at Top Shelf Music Magazine and will be on all streaming platforms on Friday. The track follows the album’s pre-release tracks “_EMBRKDRO_ ” and “bougainvillea” which are available now on digital streaming services.
Heading into the 2022 Latin Grammys with three nominations, including his work with Bomba Estéreo on Deja (Best Alternative Music Album) and “Conexión Total” (Best Alternative Song), and with Residente on “This Is Not America” (Best Urban Fusion/Performance), Grammy, Latin Grammy, and SESAC award-winning producer Trooko releases his new Bahia EP and leading single “Vamos” via Sony Latin imprint Orianna.
Truth x Lies Tour
Quickly becoming one of the most promising acts within the rising class of burgeoning tech-house producers, Truth x Lies has captured the attention of dance music fans across the world with their sonically diverse discography.
Venessa Michaels- Needed U
LA-based electronic producer Venessa Michaels is evolving in real time. The artist initially made a name for herself through a retro-futuristic sound blending various forms of club music with Y2K-inspired hip-hop and pop – a style that has led to collaborations with J.Worra, Lil Texas, and Kaleena Zanders; touring slots with NIKI, Raury, 6lack, Party Favor, and Krewella; performances at festivals such as Coachella, Splash House, and Camp Flog Gnaw; and the creation of the theme song for the DreamWorks Netflix show KIPO and the Age of Wonderbeasts.
Now, Venessa Michaels releases the single “Needed U,” a track that moves even further from her nostalgia-leaning roots and into pure dancefloor bliss. Incorporating house, breakbeat, and tech-house into a genre-bending club banger, “Needed U” solidifies Michaels as an expert in infectious, party-starting grooves.
Wesley- Glows in the Dark
Louisville, KY singer-songwriter Wesley (the alias of Jacob Weaver) has finally shared his brand new LP, Glows in the Dark, out now via Earth Libraries. Introduced with the garage-psych-leaning-on-folk numbers “Glows in the Dark,” “Twins in the Wind,” and “Not Sure That Was Me,” the LP has a distinctly reflective, emotive, and sentimental quality, while also exhibiting Jacob’s keen knack for larger-than-life instrumentation. Think: your favorite contemporary indie-rock crooner tuned things up a notch by incorporating a swirling, vintage-feel to their already smooth-as-butter sonic output.
Wolter Wythe- Down With You
Wolter Wythe is sharing the release of their single “Down With You” featuring D-Lish.
Now, the versatile producer unveils “Disc Jockey,” a Eurodance-inspired pop track featuring up-and-coming hyperpop singer-songwriter and fellow Loveshock-member RYL0. The track, which is the lead single from an upcoming EP, sees Wxmell return to his roots as a rave-addled kid, incorporating the beloved sounds of his childhood into his contemporary aesthetic palette. Marking the first collaboration between the two artists, “Disc Jockey” showcases a seamless melding of Wxmell’s comprehensive production gifts with RYL0’s captivating songwriting panache.