Happy October 16th! We’re back with our weekly roundup feature. Check back in with The Festival Voice next week!
1001Tracklists Amsterdam Dance Event
1001Tracklists returns for its third ever Amsterdam Dance Event showcase on October 20th at Room Mate Aitana Hotel from 6pm – midnight with the likes of James Hype and MEDUZA, plus BYOR, DONT BLINK, DubVision, Justri, Kryder, Merow, MorganJ, RayRay, Thomas Newson. This unique event brings together artists from the Top 101 Producers rankings as well as Future Of Dance selections for a night of new music, celebration, and community with 1/1 NFT trophies created in partnership with fan engagement platform Corite for this year’s artists, with unique giveaways for attendees also up for grabs. There is still time to bag your free ticket simply by RSVPing at http://1001.tl/ade
Above & Beyond- 10 Years of Group Therapy Part 2
Above & Beyond close out the second half of their ’10 Years of Group Therapy’ celebrations with a remix from UK drum and bass mainstay Etherwood. The Hospital records regular takes the reins on ‘Giving It Out’ from Above & Beyond’s seminal Group Therapy album, which features vocals from longtime collaborator Zoë Johnston.
Adam Green- That F****** Feeling
Adam Green (co-founder of iconic anti-folk duo The Moldy Peaches) shared a brand new LP entitled That F****** Feeling, alongside sides such as “Red Copper Room,” “All Hell Breaks Loose” (Misfits Cover), and “Dreidels On Fire.”
Adam Melchor- Cry
Rising singer/songwriter Adam Melchor is unveiling a live performance video for his new track “Cry,” featuring Grammy-nominated producer and artist Alexander 23. Melchor previously teamed up with Alexander 23 on “Loving You Gets Hard,” which he co-wrote.
Watch/share the live performance HERE.
Agung Mango- MAN ON THE GO
Trailblazing rapper and producer Agung Mango today shares his feverishly anticipated EP, MAN ON THE GO.
For the Naarm/Melbourne-based artist, MAN ON THE GO arrives after years spent quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting artists to bubble up from Australia’s underground rap scene. Across his two previous EPs Son Of Agung and OPENFORBUSINESS, Agung Mango’s mainstream stature has risen steadily in time, having landed festival slots and collaborations with tastemakers including Genesis Owusu, 1300 and Lucianblomkamp.
Ameli Paul – Musca EP (incl. Yubik Remix)
Musca – the breathtaking new single from German live act and vocal electronica outfit Ameli Paul – is released today, October 14, via independent Berlin-based imprint MEIOSIS.
Badflite – Blue
Working on some of his best music to date during the pandemic, Badflite is ready for a streak of new releases and quickly follows up on ‘Mesmerised’ with ‘Blue’. With Florence + The Machine music as main inspiration for his brand new track, ‘Blue’ is fresh sounding.
Badflite: ‘’The idea for this track started with a vocal choir I was playing around with. I was testing different options but eventually came up with some chords that fit really well with it. I put this draft on some of my demos and really enjoyed the way it sounded.’’
Blake Rose- Dizzy
Ahead of his headlining North American shows this month, Australian musician Blake Rose is back today with exciting news about his brand new EP, ‘You’ll Get It When You’re Older,’ out February 24, 2023 via AWAL Recordings. Today, Blake is teasing the new body of work with the release of ‘Dizzy,’ a playful track filled with his signature wit and nostalgia, out now, accompanied by an official music video directed by Julian Bachan.
Boogie Belgique- Machine
Four years after the success of the band’s breakout album “Volta”, Boogie Belgique is back with their highly-anticipated, 12-track LP, “Machine”. Over the course of the past few months, the Trip-Hop, Nu Jazz and Electro-leaning outfit have teased the album’s official release with a string of standout singles, giving fans an insight into the concept and narrative of their sixth studio album. “Machine” is out now across all streaming platforms.
Brigade – Hard Times, Soft Music (Full Album)
Hard Times, Soft Music – the eagerly-anticipated debut album from Berlin-based live duo Brigade – is released today, October 14, via Laut & Luise. A diverse and multifaceted body of work spanning myriad sonic influences, the long player features a total of twelve exquisite original compositions as well as previously released album singles, International Communication, Vendetta Theme and Worshipping Comments.
Broken Bells- INTO THE BLUE
Brian Burton (AKA Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (The Shins), collectively known as Broken Bells, have finally released one of the year’s most anticipated albums: INTO THE BLUE via AWAL, the band’s third full-length album — and first since 2014’s After The Disco.
BTTRFLY Quintet- Coast
Denver-based soul-jazz supergroup BTTRFLY Quintet is soaring through the music world. Formed during the pandemic by artists from Lettuce, Big Gigantic, and Break Science, the band’s five members have sprung from their jamtronica background to blend funk, jazz, jam, and soul into life-affirming instrumental soundscapes.
BTTRFLY Quintet is gearing up to release their debut album Coast on Friday, November 4. Listeners got their first taste of the LP with its self-titled lead single “Coast”, whose lush instrumentation and grand textures hinted at a full-length project full of adventurous, improvisational, and futuristic soul-jazz.
Cerrone- Cerrone by Cerrone
Cerrone, the Godfather of ‘70s disco, has released the new album “Cerrone by Cerrone”, out now via Because Music.
The album is a celebration of Cerrone’s 50th anniversary as an artist by revisiting 17 of his classic tracks and cult favorites, reworked by guest collaborators, and all mixed by Cerrone himself.
Christian Leave- Pull
Christian Akridge, best known as Christian Leave, is the definition of a multi-threat — musically talented with an acclaimed bedroom pop career in tow, and skilled with the gift of comedic timing, Christian is a force to be reckoned with, and a force that audiences can’t help but flock toward.
Alongside the announcement, Christian’s newest single, “Pull,” arrives. On the orchestral track (produced, engineered, and recorded by Yves Rothman; mastered by Mike Bozzi; and mixed by Collin Dupuis), Christian is at his melancholic best — packaging the heartache of youth in a late-night drive soundtrack.
Cool Customer- Word to the Mother
Cyn- Losing Sleep
Cyn returns with a brand-new track, ‘Losing Sleep,’ offering fans yet another delectable sampling of the new music from her forthcoming album due in 2023. Speaking about the new song, Cyn reveals, “Losing Sleep is a song about feeling so ecstatically in love that it’s difficult to sleep! This song is playful like a handclap and mature in its declarations. I love the 3-part harmony in the pre-chorus, and I adore the song’s unapologetic pop sensibility. I’m looking forward to performing the song live and can’t wait to share more from my upcoming album.”
Dense & Pika – Apache (OXIA Remix)
Armed with an impressive catalogue of critically acclaimed career releases on the likes of Bedrock, All Day I Dream, Sapiens, REDIMENSION, FORM Music and his very own Diversions Music (to name a few), iconic French DJ, producer and label boss OXIA now readies the latest weapon in his ever-expanding musical arsenal with the announcement of a huge new remix for Dense & Pika’s immense techno cut Apache.
DJ Hanzel- Talkin
The ubiquitous yet ever-elusive superstar DJ Hanzel unveils a new song today, “Talkin’,” his latest effort to make music that no one will ever hear—listen (or don’t) here. The new track follows Hanzel’s last single, “Make Me Feel,” which found him doubling down on his overarching mission to “go one deeper.”
DubVision & Robbie Rosen – Stitch You Up
DubVision teamed up with American Idol finalist and international artist and songwriter Robbie Rosen on ‘Stitch You Up’, arguably one of the most radio-friendly songs of them all. It’s a beautiful, uplifting song that’s sure to connect with many people and help them get through what they’re going through.
Duran Duran- A Hollywood High
Duran Duran have confirmed details of a brand-new, 75-minute docu-concert film, entitled A Hollywood High, that captures the band performing live on a rooftop in Los Angeles, alongside exclusive interviews and archival footage that tells the story of their long-time love affair with the city. The film will be released in theatres on November 3, 2022, around the world. The news arrives amidst an incredible year for the band, as the multi-platinum, award-winning global hitmakers celebrate over four rich and storied decades together.
‘A HOLLYWOOD HIGH’ – TRAILER
Ella Vos- Glitter and Tears
“Glitter and Tears,” the new single from acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Ella Vos, is out today alongside a video—listen here and watch here. The new song—co-produced by her husband and new collaborator Tommy English (Kacey Musgraves, Noah Cyrus, BØRNS) and written with Swedish songwriter Mona Khoshoi (Hailee Steinfeld, Westlife, LÉON)—comes as Vos gears up to share more new music.
Eli 07- 15 Miles
I’m an 18-year-old artist from Berrien Springs, Michigan. When growing up, you could find 6-year-old me sitting next to the radio flipping through channels and listening to everything that I possibly could. When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would say “A Superstar”. It wasn’t until late into my junior year of high school that I started making music. It all started when my friends and I were bored and tried to make a song for fun. I realized I really enjoyed doing this and continued with the best dude in all of Berrien Springs. My friend Felipe Navia! I would record a track and then send it to Felipe to edit the vocals. 6 months into making music people were feelin’ the music and we got addicted to just creating. I started posting on TikTok regularly and gained the attention of many different people. In my senior year of high school, I accepted that music was what drove me and what I wanted to do with my life. Just recently I signed a record deal with an great indie label and I’m excited to see what comes next.
FARRINGTON+MANN- To Fix Us
Eighties pop icons FARRINGTON+MANN (Original Members of When In Rome UK) are excited to announce their upcoming run of U.S. dates. Performing songs from their catalog, including their latest synth-driven single “To Fix Us” during October and November, the tour will kick off next Saturday, October 22 in Ludlow, KY and include markets such as Tempe, AZ on Friday, November 4, Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, November 5, Costa Mesa, CA on Friday, November 25, and culminate with an appearance at the Garden Amp in Garden Grove, CA on Saturday, November 26. Tickets for all shows are on sale now and a full listing of dates can be found below.
Academy and GRAMMY® Award-
Florence + The Machine- Dance Fever (Live at Madison Square Garden)
Dance Fever (Live at Madison Square Garden), a surprise new live album from Florence + the Machine, is out today—listen here. Recorded at the band’s two sold out Madison Square Garden shows last month, the album features live versions of tracks from the much-lauded new album Dance Fever—including “Free,” “King” and “Dream Girl Evil”—plus classics from throughout the band’s career.
Naarm/Melbourne-based selector and producer FOURA today shares her debut mixtape Taste, out via NLV Records.
Following a steadying drop of releases including ‘On Tonight‘ with Big Skeez, ‘No Time To Waste’ with Jordan Astra, ‘Can’t Get My Head Around It’, ‘Power’, ‘Glimmer’ and ‘Promise (feat. Nik Navy)’, Taste is the debut release from FOURA, an artist renowned for writing and sharing a diverse range of energetic, yet emotional UKG-inspired electronic, breakbeat and house. Taste is an apt introduction into FOURA’s wide-range dance music versatility, taking a deep dive on the genre spectrum between emotional, downtempo electronic soundscapes and UK-garage hybrids with shimmering synths.
Good Music For Abortion Access
On Friday, October 7th, Good Music in collaboration with NOISE FOR NOW, released their genre-spanning benefit compilation, Good Music To Ensure Safe Abortion Access To All. The comp featured previously unreleased recordings including never-before-heard new songs, covers, remixes, live versions, and unreleased demos and was available for only 24 hours via Bandcamp as part of the Bandcamp Fridays initiative. Sales of the album and t-shirt featuring the album’s Kim Gordon-created “Liberate Abortion” cover art, grossed over $230,000 with 100% of the net proceeds benefitting non-profit organizations working to provide abortion care access to all: Brigid Alliance – a referral-based service that provides travel, food, lodging, child care and other logistical support for people seeking abortions; and NOISE FOR NOW who are working with Abortion Care Network to support independent abortion clinics.
Supporters can also still pre-order the t-shirts featuring Kim Gordon’s artwork via NOISE FOR NOW: https://noisefornow.org/shop.
Big Loud noisemaker HARDY is on the verge of his biggest year yet, unveiling today the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour, a 16-date headline run presented by Live Nation launching February 16, 2023, in Indianapolis, Ind.
the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour Dates:
Feb. 16 | Indianapolis, Ind. | Old National Centre
Feb. 17 | Grand Rapids, Mich. | GLC Live at 20 Monroe
Feb. 23 | Wallingford, Conn. | The Dome at Oakdale
Feb. 24 | New York, N.Y. | Hammerstein Ballroom
Feb. 25 | Silver Spring, Md. | The Fillmore
March 2 | Atlanta, Ga. | The Tabernacle
March 4 | Augusta, Ga. | Bell Auditorium
March 8 | Denver, Colo. | Fillmore Auditorium
March 10 | Anaheim, Calif. | House of Blues
March 11 | Wheatland, Calif. | Hard Rock Live Sacramento
April 12 | Minneapolis, Minn. | The Fillmore
April 20 | Chattanooga, Tenn. | Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
April 21 | New Orleans, La. | The Fillmore
April 27 | St. Louis, Mo. | The Pageant
April 28 | Oklahoma City, Okla. | The Criterion
April 29 | Irving, Texas | The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
All dates supported by Jameson Rodgers + Blame My Youth
Hayden Arp- Black Hole
On November 18, 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. About the EP’s lead single, The Fader said, “The EP’s first single is the tingling, gorgeous “In The Fading Light.” Arp’s soft found sounds-backed vocals lead through static into swelling guitar and drums, and back again.” Third Coast Review raved “A gorgeous and original work, For Gabriel leaves you wondering when (and from what haunting spaces) Hayden Arp’s next music will arise.”
Hunter Daily- Before It Falls Apart
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Hunter Daily shares her second single, “Before It Falls Apart,” a vulnerable and lovelorn admittance of her struggles when it comes to accepting love, largely due to her (as she puts it) pessimistic nature. The track also comes alongside an official music video.
INZO- Earth Magic feat. Elohim
Genre-bending electronic artist Mike Inzano, better known as INZO, has released the title track off of his forthcoming Earth Magic EP following the recent announcement of his first-ever headline tour. Featuring DJ and singer-songwriter Elohim, this new track is the latest in a fast-growing list of revered collaborators.
Jean Dawson- CHAOS NOW*
Polymath Jean Dawson has released his highly anticipated new album CHAOS NOW*, boasting features from Earl Sweatshirt, Isaiah Rashad and George Clanton.
Jenny O.- The Natural World
Los Angeles-based songwriter Jenny O. is sharing her latest single and video “The Natural World“ out now on Mama Bird Recording Co. The video, which debuted today at Flood Magazine, was filmed by cinematographer and longtime collaborator Sam Gezari in the coastal redwoods of Northern California on Yurok and Wiyot ancestral lands.
Jude Flannery- Stars
Quiet By Your Side (out October 28) is Philadelphia-based artist Jude Flannery’s solo debut. The album explores the themes of connection and expectation. Joined by primary collaborators Matt Barrick (The Walkmen, Muzz) on drums / percussion and Quentin Stoltzfus (Mazarin, Light Heat) on bass and guitar, the record has a psychedelic folk rock vibe. Additional collaborators include Robbie Bennett (The War on Drugs) on keyboards, Keir Neuringer (The Irreversible Entanglements) on saxophone, Zena Kay on pedal steel, and Annie Nero on backing vocals. The overall mix is warm and dynamic, a credit to the craft and production contributions of Barrick, who recorded and mixed the record, and Stoltzfus, who mastered the record at Philadelphia’s Silent Partner recording studio.
Now, Jude shares the record’s fourth single, “Stars,” a heartfelt, folky crooner with a warm, romantic instrumental styling and a gorgeous upbeat section and emotional roots.
Jye- Rest My Head
Gubbi Gubbi Land / Sunshine Coast singer, producer, and composer Jye today reveals his new LP, Sleeping In out via The Orchard in February 2023. With the news, he also shares his latest lo-fi pop single ‘Rest My Head’.
Kx5- Alive feat. The Moth & The Flame
Following their reigning Top40 radio smash “Escape” and latest single “Take Me High,” deadmau5 and Kaskade – known jointly as Kx5 – are back again with a new offering. “Alive” featuring American alternative rock outfit The Moth & The Flame (TMTF) is out today, October 11 via mau5trap/Arkade.
In the summer of 2021, Kaskade made history as the first public concert performed at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium. The sold-out show featured a surprise set by deadmau5 and had the two artists reuniting again for a set to close the show and catapulted them to start a music project together as Kx5. On December 10, 2022, deadmau5 and Kaskade will return to Los Angeles to break records once again as Kx5 will headline legendary stadium The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It is announced that John Summit, Anna Lunoe, and Triple XL will join them on the stage as support.
Tickets for Kx5 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 10 are available now here: https://www.ticketmaster.com/
Date: 28th December – 3rd January
Late Sea- Cover Up
Leah Kate- Hot All The Time
Breakout superstar Leah Kate releases the beautifully powerful ballad “Hot All The Time” via 10K Projects/MDDN.
Matching the stripped back tone of the song, Leah also releases the stunning visual for the track. Watch it HERE. Simply set in a dreamy bedroom, the songstress floats like a cloud through the verses of the ballad, as the guitar builds into the chorus, “does it sting for you, when I sing for you?” Once again proving her resilience, she hits home the meaning of the song with the line, “feel so damn good in my skin. So hot in the state I’m in, without you.”
Meat Wave- Malign Hex
Swami Records and Chicago punks Meat Wave — Ryan Wizniak (drums), Joe Gac (bass) and Chris Sutter (vocals, guitar) — are excited to announce the release of Malign Hex, the band’s fourth full-length album. Out now, the 10-track album was recorded by Gac in 2019 and serves as the band’s most cohesive, dynamic and ambitious work to date. “Our sound in the beginning was consistently very driving,” says Gac. “Now, that characteristic is merely a tool we can reach for. I don’t think it completely defines what we’re doing.”
Moby- Rescue Me
Moby shares “Rescue Me,” a new track written exclusively for “SLAY,” a feature documentary from the makers of “Cowspiracy” and “What The Health,” which looks into the ongoing use of animal skins – leather, fur, and wool – within the fashion industry. The musician, producer and animal rights activist has been vegan for 35 years.
**Please note that some might find the imagery in the video disturbing**
The anticipated debut album from Pei, the solo project of Joji Malani (Broth Records) arrives in Pei’s Pageant, highlighted through his latest music video for ‘Medicine‘ out now.
Pig&Dan- Make You Go Higher (David Morales Remix)
Following the release of his excellent ‘Stereo Mix’ earlier in the summer, globally revered American DJ and Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter, David Morales, now returns to Bedrock with a stunning ‘Red Zone Mix’ of Pig&Dan’s Make You Go Higher – one of the stand out tracks from their notable Destination Unknown II album, which was released on Bedrock earlier this year.
Pony Girl- Enny One Wil Love You
Ottawa-Hull-based indie-rock band Pony Girl share their brand new LP, Enny One Wil Love You, out now via Paper Bag Records.
To celebrate their new album, the band have shared a music video for the record’s focus track and final single, “King of The Country Club,” a track that smashes egos with warped harmonies and clarinet. It also comes alongside a part-animation music video directed by Yanran Zhu and animated by Shiyi Li and Stephanie Kuse, featuring a synthetic and surreal metaverse in the form of a cyberspace country club (not without a dystopian prison, ruled by the ‘king of the country club’ himself, portrayed both in life and later death by bandleader Pascal Huot).
British Indian rock artist Pryti has released an affecting new single “Teardrops”, which will also feature on her forthcoming album Searching for Now Lost in Again. Pryti has announced that the album will be out November 11th via her own Welcome To Pariahville Records. The new track “is about dealing with things you can’t change,” says Pryti, “feeling lost and letting it out, letting the Teardops fall. I’m Hindu and it was really nice to incorporate my faith into this song. Shani is Saturn the taskmaster who tests you and judges you on your actions and Shiva is the Hindu God.”
QUIX & Savage- Crew
QUIX’s tear through the trap scene has never slowed down since his explosive entrance in 2015. Teaming up with Dim Mak at the beginning of 2022, he has since released “Take My Breath Away” featuring Linney, “Pompeii” (with Cyclops) and “Enter With Caution.” Now, he has joined forces with New Zealand rapper Savage for “Crew.”
RAYE- ESCAPISM/THE THRILL IS GONE
One of the UK’s most exciting musical talents, RAYE, today announces her highly anticipated new album My 21st Century Blues, to be released on February 3rd 2023. The pre-order for the album goes live today and to celebrate RAYE releases two brand new songs as another taste of the album.
The immersive music experience of RETROSPEKT will kick off the new quarterly party on November 5th, 2022, at Ground Level Studios in Kashuk’s hometown of Los Angeles. RETROSPEKT will feature 360-projection mapping of art throughout the whole dance floor and multiple immersive “selfie” style rooms transforming the intimate downtown setting with performances by SOHMI, Life on Planets, MAAD, RM47, and Maddy Maia B2B Tottie (Sisters of Sound Music).
Riot Ten & Kuhlosul- Check This
Riot Ten is back with “Check This,” with Kuhlosul, the first piece of music from an exciting forthcoming project on Dim Mak.The single is an amped up heavy cut from the producers, showcasing a hybrid of their gnarliest dubstep and trap offerings.
shy martin- wish i didn’t know you
Rising Swedish pop act shy martin (Sara Hjellström) has today revealed her brand-new single “wish I didn’t know you”, as well as the track’s accompanying official video. Directed by shy herself, alongside her brother Hampus Hjellström near their hometown in south Sweden, viewers see shy surrounded by striking, isolated scenery – mourning and then laying to rest the artifacts of a past relationship.
Skinshape- Turn Away
Will Dorey aka Skinshape recently announced his seventh solo album, Nostalgia (out October 28 via Lewis Recordings), on which he taps into motives and motifs. To celebrate, he shares the record’s newest single, a soft crooning ballad entitled “Turn Away.”
Rising dance music sensation SOHMI releases her new single, ‘Somebody’ on Permission / Thrive Music.
Truly coming into her own, ‘Somebody’ highlights SOHMI’s multidimensional skills as a singer, songwriter, and producer. Building a euphoric soundscape around her lush vocals, SOHMI hones in on her unique blend of soulful pop mixed with melodic techno, a sound she’s coined as ‘minimal pop-tech’. ‘Somebody’ serves as the first taste of SOHMI’s upcoming Recital EP, due out early 2023, and marks the beginning of the next chapter in SOHMI’s career.
Songwriters in Paradise
Songwriters in Paradise – a boutique, unique, and very exclusive music festival series that showcases some of the world’s most gifted singer-songwriters performing in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations is pleased to unveil the fourth annual SIP NAPA taking place April 18-22 in Napa Valley, California.
This year’s featured venues include Frank Family Vineyards, Alpha Omega, Charles Krug, Brasswood Cellars and the stunning Harvest Inn will once again be the host hotel for the event. “Harvest Inn sets the stage for unforgettable memories…Surrounded by towering redwood trees, sun-drenched grapevines, and blooming botanical gardens.”
Ticket packages and rooms can be purchased at songwritersinparadise.com/sip-
Stu Brooks- MOB Music feat. Jason Aalon Butler
Two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated bassist, producer, songwriter and celebrated studio musician Stu Brooks has released a new single, “MOB Music (feat. Jason Aalon Butler).” The track is off his upcoming The 40HZ EP out December 8 via Dine Alone. Describing “MOB Music” Brooks shares, “I made this beat with my homies Jason Aalon Butler and collaborator J Randy. It was literally the last session before the world closed down in 2020. I’ll never forget the excitement we had going on in the room when laying down this bass part. I had to put this one on my record being so stoked on the drum and bass feel. This song is about breaking the mold and separation of rock and rap cultures and clashing them together …and to say fuck you to the haters who cant get with it.”
The 1975’s- Oh Caroline
Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, announces the release of The 1975’s Official Live Performance of “Oh Caroline” off their new album Being Funny In A Foreign Language, out today via Dirty Hit. Vevo’s Official Live Performances are the result of close creative collaboration with artists and their teams, resulting in a series of very special exclusive performances. The 1975 previously worked with Vevo in 2017 on Vevo Presents performances of “Somebody Else,” “Lostmyhead” and “Medicine.”
The Desert Island Big Band- Monuments
You would be forgiven for thinking The Desert Island Big Band were a 5 piece group from the southern states of the US, but this is not the case. Much like Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Canada’s Stefan Jurewicz is the mastermind behind the project who has led the music of the Desert Island Big Band to be as stylistically diverse as his production catalog, while still retaining a distinct overarching identity.
New Release Monuments exemplifies this as Jurewicz meshes moody guitar tones with melodies that keep the ears engaged from start to finish, threading the line perfectly between accessibility, and credibility. In the alternative-rock track, The Desert Island Big Band also manage to bridge the gap between freedom of solitude, and the weight of isolation, by acknowledging that perspectives ebb and flow like the tide; that drowning and drying off can happen in the same place.
THE ELEPHANT 6 RECORDING CO.
This is a documentary that will have its WORLD PREMIERE at DOC NYC 2022. There are also screenings scheduled in Denver and Minneapolis – info. on those HERE
THE ELEPHANT 6 RECORDING CO. shares the unique inside story of the collective creative evolution behind the sounds of 1990s psychedelic rock bands Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, and The Apples in Stereo and many more.
WORLD PREMIERE- Thursday, November 10 at 9:30PM (IFC Center)
The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with C.B. Stockfleth,
Greg King, Lance Bangs, executive producer Rob Hatch-Miller,
subject Robert Schneider.
Tuesday, November 15 at 9:00PM (Cinepolis)
The Kount x Kaelin Ellis- Vingette
The long awaited collaborative LP between Florida based artist Kaelin Ellis and Toronto based producer The Kount is finally out now! Their 13-track-album VIGNETTE is filled with short but sweet jazz and lo-fi hip-hop infused sounds that will melt you away into bliss. Along with the release of their new LP the two have also released a free kit with 40 sounds from their album, which you can download here!
The Mortal Prophets- Me and the Devil
NYC experimental rock outfit The Mortal Prophets (helmed by John Beckmann) announce the forthcoming release of their debut LP, Me and the Devil, due December 9. On the record, Beckmann joined forces with Irish musician and producer William Declan Lucey (Rubyhorse, Leftbank), with whom he developed the record’s atmospheric, noisy sound. Additionally, it features collaborations with Morphine’s Dana Colley, vocalist Aoibheann Carey-Philpott, and more, making this record a practice in masterclass musicianship.
To introduce the record, the band have shared its first single, the record’s eponymous track, “Me and the Devil,” Beckmann’s take on a classic blues song by Robert Johnson.
The Natural Lines- Spontaneous Skylights 2
The Natural Lines, the artist previously recorded as Matt Pond PA, is pleased to share their latest single and video “Spontaneous Skylights 2.” The song and it’s accompanying video which was shot and and edited by Jennifer Taylor and Randy Lowenstein, follows the band’s singles “It’s A Trap” and “The Problem Is Me.” The song is the final pre-release single from the band’s debut First Five EP out this Friday via Bella Union (pre-order).
The Reds, Pinks & Purples- They Only Wanted Your Soul
Before The Reds, Pinks & Purples started getting noticed by a larger audience, the I Should Have Helped You 4 song EP snuck out on Swedish experimental label I Dischi Del Barone and quickly disappeared, becoming a little-heard but often whispered about piece of the RPPs discography. Recorded around the same time as the material that ended up on his breakthrough LP Uncommon Weather, it contains some of the best examples of Glenn Donaldson’s melancholy but wry take on indie pop. Needless to say, it’s terrific.
The Steens- Life One
The Steens are two brothers from Orange County, CA. They formed their band in 2021 using their surname. Naming the band was an easy decision with the duo’s sound and vision being firmly planted in their roots.
Tiffany- I Like The Rain
Tiffany is back with the announcement of her first new record since 2018’s Piece Of Me. Shadows, due November 25, 2022 via Deko Entertainment, is described as a cathartic comeback LP on which Tiffany bares her soul and invites listeners to walk with her into the light. Today, she shares the record’s newest single, “I Like The Rain,” of which she says: “‘I Like The Rain’ is about owning your own dysfunction and the people who benefit from it.”
Tove Lo- DIRT FEMME
Internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® nominated artist Tove Lo releases her highly anticipated fifth-studio album DIRT FEMME.
Featuring some of the hottest tracks of the year “No One Dies From Love” [watch video HERE], “2 Die 4” [watch video HERE], and“True Romance” [watch HERE], as well as her latest single “Grapefruit” [watch video HERE], DIRT FEMME is Tove’s most confessional album to date, disguising deeply raw confessions, emotions, memories and experiences into irresistible dance-floor filling gems. A gift only very few artists can do well.
Trooko – Siempre
GRAMMY, Latin GRAMMY and 2022 SESAC Latina Producer of the Year, Award-winning producer, mixer and mastering engineer, Trooko, today releases “Siempre” – the debut single from his upcoming “BAHIA” EP, across digital platforms via Sony Latin imprint Orianna.
veggi & Rome Castille- TASTE
Indie-dance artist veggi is skyrocketing in the music space with a new single release “TASTE” on Too Future Records. Collaborating with artist and songwriter Rome Castille who has worked with known artists Diplo and Leon Bridges to say a few, this dynamic duo is sure to serve infectious and addicting vibes.
Venessa Michaels- Sent From Saturn feat. Luck
For LA-based producer Venessa Michaels, the past is an invaluable template for looking toward the future. Nostalgia is at the core of her self-coined ‘2090’ genre, a retro-futuristic sound that blends various forms of club music with Y2K-inspired hip-hop and pop.
Now, Venessa Michaels is expanding her sphere even further as she gears up to release her debut LP, Sent From Saturn – a full-length project that promises to exhilarate listeners with a lavish mix of house, pop, tech-house, breakbeat, and more.
WhoMadeWho & Rampa- Everyday (Jennifer Cardini Remix)
After the internationally lauded release of their seventh studio long player UUUU back in May, and an intensive album tour that’s seen them entertain audiences at some of the most prestigious parties and festivals across Europe and North America, Danish live outfit WhoMadeWho now looks to breathe renewed life into one of the standout tracks from the album, as they enlist the one and only Jennifer Cardini to put their inimitable spin on Everyday.
Young Culture- Whiskey
Equal Vision Records and New York-based pop-punk trio Young Culture are excited to present “Whiskey,” the latest single to be lifted from the Friday, November 11 release of You Had To Be There, the band’s forthcoming full-length album (pre-order and pre-save HERE). A moment on the upcoming LP that parts ways with the band’s fiery brand of uplifting pop-punk for a more plaintive, country-leaning ballad about the pains of missing someone, “Whiskey” is yet another example why You Had To Be There is shaping up to be one of the most exciting rock records of 2022.