Thursday, October 14, 2021

Mist Tower - OBSESSION


Ukraine's Mist Tower, Artyom Matiienko (vocals); Alexandr Hodosevych (guitar); Andrew "djentle.man" (guitar); Yaroslav Starovich (drums) and Simon Buzzkeeper (bass) describe themselves as a band who gathered together to "smoke and play music".

"Obsession" is a very satisfying and enjoyable EP, a collection of five songs that blends elements of heavy psych and stoner metal together with doom but does so without getting overly dark or dense, the band achieving this by allowing plenty of space within the compositions for them to breathe, still keeping things heavy but not over compacting everything so it all becomes a relentless dirge.

"Each of us tried to put in his own obsessions, which follow us every day. It found a way out partly in music, partly in lyrics.
All our songs are about it, in some way we are obsessed with an obsession. It’s hard not to sing about it when you see all this waltz of life around.
We were trying to understand how to set the guitars right, tried different methods, so we had to use math, physics, and even some occult rituals."

For fans of Electric Wizard, All Them Witches, Kyuss, Mars Red Sky,

Tracks recorded in More Music Club
Mixed and mastered by Gennadiy Boychenko

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Bandcamp: https://misttower.bandcamp.com/album/obsession
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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqVT9t1ib30&t=143s
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4Hxu2kjlwt5OypvQaSUciS
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mist.tower/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mist-tower
Other: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/mist-tower/1567920693

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Shad Shares New Single & Video - Black Averageness

Toronto rapper Shad’s brand-new album TAO is out everywhere this Friday. To celebrate the release week, Shad is dropping one last track today titled “Black Averageness.” The rapper explains the concept behind the song: “‘Black Averageness’ is a just fun celebration of our beautifully imperfect selves in a society that still struggles to see our humanity. As vital as it is to elevate Black Excellence and to address the harsh realities that we disproportionately experience, I think it’s also helpful to affirm our inherent dignity as ordinary human beings and to create more space for us to enjoy life with all its inevitable ups and downs, successes and failures. As usual, I think I say it best in the music: ‘I’m a man—why would I want to be a GOAT? I just want to see us cope. We're either stars or we're broke... I’m like nope: I have every right to be like a B or a C with a durag on while I ski.’”

Watch The Video For "Black Averageness"

The last singles received an overwhelmingly positive response by media and fans alike and were picked up by Complex, Hip-Hop Wired, Brooklyn Vegan, Exclaim!, Strombo, KEXP, American Songwriter and many more. The single also saw Shad landing on billboards and playlist covers across streaming platforms. In addition, recently the renowned Brooklyn-based DJ J. Period released “Globetrottin,” a brand-new song featuring Shad and Masego. “Globetrottin” is a playful storytelling track on J. Period’s EP, which also features Black Thought, Dave Chapelle, Masego, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a host of others.

Over the course of five records to date, the JUNO Award-winning Toronto rapper has used an array of old-school tools to tackle modern problems, addressing the indignities and absurdities of our world through a shapeshifting mélange of boom-bap breaks, dusty soul samples, jazzy improvisation, and 10-dollar words rolled into thousand-dollar rhymes. But after weaving his myriad musical and philosophical interests into a socio-political song cycle on 2018’s Polaris shortlisted A Short Story About A War, Shad began building his sixth record, TAO, from a much simpler concept: an image of a circle. Though, in true Shad fashion, he saw something much more profound within its basic round boundaries.

TAO is about deep connection, wholeness, and the various threats to it. TAO refers to the Chinese philosophy of naturalism and is an acronym drawn from CS Lewis’ highly prescient 1943 book, The Abolition Of Man, that discusses The Tao. The TAO acronym is also found in The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff, another very influential book for Shad during his writing process. “The books were written something like 70 years apart but totally connect on the topic of preserving our humanness against certain threatening ideologies and technologies,” he explains. “Each song on the album focuses on a different part (or parts) of our humanity that we’ve been losing touch with.”

Tracklisting:
1. Out of Touch
2. GOD
3. Work
4. TAO pt
5. Slot Machine
6. Slow
7. Body (No Reason)
8. Storm
9. TAO pt 2
10. Black Averageness
11. Garçon
12. TAO pt 3

Shad Online:
Official: http://www.shadk.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shadk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shadkmusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shadkmusic/

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Marshall Oakman: She’s No Doll, She’s a Woman


Exhibiting appeal, allure and variety, performing singer-songwriter, Marshall Oakman, has released his second single, She's No Doll, She's A Woman, to Spotify and all the major music services.

Following up on the success of At The Boiling Point, the first single from an upcoming new EP, She's No Doll, She's A Woman again features the work of legendary New York-based musicians, Kasim Sultan, on bass, Liberty Devitto, on drums and Paul Pesco, on guitar.

She’s No Doll, She’s a Woman is about recognizing, with appreciation, the indispensable significance and depth women have in our lives. This is underscored by stating they are not dolls, things or property.



At about six years of age, Marshall first fixed his eyes on a piano. Pressing down on the black and white shapes, he discovered a timbre and texture that revealed magical keys to open doors that never close. As time passed, songs were born, flowing with a life of their own. Over the years, Oakman has honed his craft, creating a vast catalogue spanning a lifetime.

His compositions showcase vibrant, iconic pop/rock shimmers with Beatlesque harmonies, blending timeless themes, thoughtfully embraced and melded to magnetic melodies. Listeners will find themselves hitting repeat and play, over and over again.

Marshall’s recorded music includes top musicians who have performed and/or recorded with Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Daryl Hall, Madonna, Hall & Oates, Steve Winwood, Jennifer Lopez, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Richie Sambora, Indigo Girls, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Blue Oyster Cult, Todd Rundgren, Patti Smith, Meat Loaf, The New Cars, Alicia Keys, Gary U.S. Bonds and Mitch Ryder.



From Long Island, regularly performing at many venues in the area, including, The Cabana in Long Beach, Reel in East Rockaway, Mulcahy's in Wantagh and Kasey's Rooftop in Rockville Centre, Marshall has energetically driven his skills as a spirited performer in regions along and beyond the East Coast such as the New York metropolitan area, upstate New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

Upcoming gigs:

The Cabana, Long Beach - Sat 9/25/21
Bacaro, Massapequa Park - Sat 10/9/21
Kitty O'Hara's, Baldwin - 10/23/21

In line with the positive spark of his song, Nothing’s Holding Me Back, which is part of the soundtrack for the independently produced film "Townies", from Marshall’s album entitled 24/SEVEN, Marshall is hopeful his music will encourage and inspire fans to appreciate and enjoy the gift of life every day.

PREVIEW SHE’S NO DOLL SHES A WOMAN HERE

LISTEN ON SPOTIFY HERE

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Nova Miller releases the video for her girl power anthem "Man's World"    ​  


Today, Nova Miller, is gifting fans with the edgy music video for her girl power anthem "Man's World," - watch here. The dynamic music video for "Man's World" shows Nova in a new light, proving her power and boldly stating that she doesn't need to rely on anyone-- especially a man. The Man's World video embodies the song's theme that women are capable of anything a man can do and more. "Man's World" features epic instrumentals and poignant lyrics about self-validation and independence. The song has a vintage sound and challenges the antiquated idea that a woman needs a man to be happy. This video is passionate, forceful, and is all about female strength-- it's a woman's world!

"Man's World" comes off of Nova's latest EP, The Passion, released in October. The EP features 8 brilliant pop anthems to dance to, blast at a party, or get in your feels to, hitting on themes of self-love and girl power. She is a standout talent with a sound that seamlessly blends new school pop with a retro aesthetic, elevated by her soulful voice and her undeniable charm. Her music takes inspiration from 60's era groups and makes use of classic strings and harmonies that make her stand out from the crowd. Nova Miller's striking personality and show-stopping vocals have earned her popularity on TikTok (@novamillermusic) with 2.2 million followers and over 24.1 million likes. Nova uses TikTok to connect with fans and show off her acoustic capabilities and range.

Music is a cornerstone in Nova Miller's life. Her remarkable story includes her sleeping in her father’s guitar case backstage while on tour with her parents and performing for the Crown Princess of Sweden. Discovered by former artist turned music executive Lolene in a Stockholm dance studio at age 12, Nova has spent much of her life in the studio or on stage and she wouldn’t have it any other way. The multi-instrumentalist and 8 octave vocalist quickly learned that dealing with opinionated personalities and constantly being underestimated in the music industry was a daily occurrence, but learned to find strength in those experiences. “As girls, we have to be better, we have to do more to be seen. I'll take that fight. I'll work a bit harder, and I'll prove myself.” At only 19, Nova has an unwavering sense of identity and a strong-minded lyrical narrative that gives her music passion and heart. Her empowering lyrics, perfect pitch, layered over shimmering splashes of pop make Nova Miller a unique force in music.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Waterparks Release New Single + Video "You'd Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)"


Today, pop-rock trio Waterparks debut a brand new single and video, 'You'd Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)', off of their forthcoming album, Greatest Hits , out May 21st via 300 Entertainment - WATCH HERE. The video, directed by Erik Rojas & Awsten Knight, comes on the heels of the track release this past Wednesday, which was the latest installment of Waterparks Wednesdays - where the guys debut a new release on Wednesdays leading up to the album. 'You'd Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)' is a super energetic track complete with hi-fi sonics and a hard-hitting beat. The guys' personalities shine through in this fun video - bouncing between vignettes all while rocking out to killer drum beats and Awsten's striking vocals.

When asked about the track, Awsten said, “The Number 103 is a 2007 American thriller film written by Fernley Phillips and directed by Joel Schumacher. Jim Carrey stars as a man who becomes obsessed with the 103 enigma once he reads about it in a strange book that seemingly mirrors his own life. The film was released in the United States on February 23, 2007. This is the second film to pair Schumacher and Carrey, the first being Batman Forever. The film grossed $103 million, and has an approval rating of 103% on Rotten Tomatoes.”

"You'd Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)" is the follow up to the recently released "Numb" and the Daft Punk-esque "Snow Globe". With the massively anticipated Greatest Hits album release date nearing, fans are excited for a new body of work - the band is ready too, and they are revving up for a whole new era! Last month, the guys went on *virtual* tour for their livestream performance - The Anti-Tour, which was a great way for the guys to connect with fans and share live music, even if they couldn't do it in person. The band is gearing up for an upcoming performance as part of The Wiltern Livestream Series on June 4. Waterparks have also rescheduled their Europe headline tour for 2022 and have just been confirmed to play at the 2021 Slam Dunk Festivals! Waterparks are definitely back in full force and ready to share more of their brilliant music with fans.


Waterparks never sit still. The Houston trio—Awsten Knight [vocals, guitar], Otto Wood [drums], and Geoff Wigington [guitar]—manically move forward, shucking and jiving between fits of rock, alternative, and electronic with pop ambition and hip-hop’s bold and blatant disregard for the rules. As they usher in the Greatest Hits era, the band only pick up the pace. Waterparks has garnered a cult following for their animated musical stylings. 2019’s FANDOM elevated them to new critical and commercial peaks. Marking a series of career bests, it landed at #2 on the Billboard Top Alternative Albums Chart, granting their first Top 40 debut on the Billboard Top 200. KERRANG! rated it “KKKK” and MTV admitted, “We have no choice but to stan.” As the band nears 400 million cumulative streams to date, it yielded fan favorites, including 'I Miss Having Sex But At Least I Don’t Wanna Die Anymore,' 'Turbulent,' and 'Watch What Happens Next.'


Get tickets for the Wiltern Livestream Series HERE
Assets for the Wiltern Livestream Series HERE
Get tickers for Waterparks' 2022 Europe Tour HERE

Friday, September 17, 2021

Brazilian art-punk trio Herzegovina drop 'potent, schizophrenic jangle' with debut LP, 'Emergency'


Listening to songs like the schizophrenic jangle art-punk "Fellini's Dreams" and smashing jammer, surf punk-esque "Ego Arcade" from Brazil-based Herzegovina and I am pleasantly, ecstatically (in fact) transported to proto-punk, pre-new wave, art-punk sounds circa 1973 to 1979. Within the hills of Rio de Janeiro, Rafael Crespo (guitar/vox), Marcello Fernandes (bass) and Mario Mamede (drums) have been creating their post-punk abstracted sound since 2016.

As I listened to these two songs that sit smack dab in the middle of their latest album "Emergency" and the divergent mix of tracks prior and after like the jagged surreal "Black Cat" or the bottom-fed bass/guitar assault of the title track or the dark horror pop affection of "Intoxicação" (which is deliciously mind-blowing), I thought of an amalgam of so many artists I love like Television, Devo, Richard Hell and the Voidoids and even early Talking Heads.



Herzegovina will take you on a surreal journey full of dark turns and sharp edges. I am digging the ride.

TENEBRO sign with Xtreem Music and reveal their 1st single


Italian horror death metallers TENEBRO sign with Xtreem Music for their debut album to be released next summer. The band will see their debut "Demo 2019" plus the new released cassette EP "Liberaci dal Male", both on CD format on February 23rd through Xtreem Music.

TENEBRO is a Horror Glorifying Death Metal band from Italy. Inspired and influenced by Italian horror cult movies from the 70/80's. The horrendous concept comes from Il Beccamorto's (aka Mortician in English) long-lived family business of funeral directors which they are handing down since 1949.

After some problems and due to illegal activities of their early line-up, they never officially recorded anything. Il Becchino has been forced to stop immediately the project. During last years, he started to write music again that was recorded in 2019 with the help of Il Beccamorto. So, "Demo 2019" was born in March of the same year.

After a short time from the release, Il Beccamorto officially joined to the band. TENEBRO just released a new 3-song EP called "Liberaci dal Male" on cassette format on December 25th, 2020 and will be released on CD format together with "Demo 2019" in February 2021 through Xtreem Music.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Nashville-based Alt-Rock Band The Indigo Announces New Single “Even If You Do” - Out Now


Nashville alt-rock quartet The Indigo have announced the upcoming release of their new single, “Even If You Do”, a romantic ballad focusing on the developing, yet blissful, beginning stages of a new relationship. Refusing to conform to a singular sound, The Indigo sought inspiration for this track from a wide range of genres. From country with music legend Glen Campbell, to rock royalty The Beatles, to the reflective tones of Father John Misty, the multitude of influences can be heard all throughout their new track. The Indigo worked closely with producer Toby Hulbert (RCA Studios/Abbey Road), as well studio engineer Colin Lott (East Avalon Sound Recorders) to create their third single, “Even If You Do,” out on all digital platforms on December 6, 2020.

Originally an acoustic duo, childhood friends Tanner Gray (guitar/piano/vocals) and Colby Wilson (guitar/vocals) expanded The Indigo in late 2019 with the addition of Gray’s college bandmates, bassist Chase Porter and drummer Zach Corder. The band released their first two singles, “The Way You Say No” and “Dizzy,” earlier this year to rave reviews. A Journal of Musical Things says about “Dizzy”: “Dream-pop tinged melodies in the chorus create a delightful contrast and gives this song a dynamic, fun energy.”

Check out the new single by The Indigo, “Even If You Do”, out December 6th. Can’t wait? Check out their first two singles, “The Way You Say No” and “Dizzy”, available now on all streaming platforms.



Childhood friends, Tanner Gray and Colby Wilson, have been writing music together since they were kids. Starting out as an acoustic duo, they have since developed a full band sound that blends modern day alt-rock music with the touch of 60s inspired melodies and harmonies. Tanner met bassist Chase Porter and drummer Zach Corder while attending college at Mississippi State University. They started making music together, and over time, played in several different bands. Now, they all form The Indigo, pulling inspiration from a variety of music that spans many genres and generations that help keep their sound fresh and widely appealing.

Fierce Heart Premiere the Music Video for Lost Inside Your Love


FIERCE HEART premiere the music video "Lost Inside Your Love". The video was filmed in "Painted Canyon" Mecca California and was shot and directed by Stefano Milla who directed films for Sony and Lionsgate including: "Richard The Lionheart". "Lost Inside Your Love" is a return to the 80's ballads and has been set to be released right before Valentines Day. The song "Lost Inside Your Love" has also been released as a second single to radio, following the first single "Out For Blood" which made the Top 200 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts.

War For The World from FIERCE HEART is available EXCLUSIVELY on DARK STAR RECORDS/SONY/UNIVERSAL, is now available at https://smarturl.it/fierceheart.

"This beautiful song tells a timeless story of love from the point of view of a rock musician on tour. For all the romantics out there like myself, we are pleased to bring you this brand new video from FIERCE HEART. “Lost Inside Your Love” is a song that’s written for lovers everywhere - so turn down the lights, turn up the music, and have a happy, romantic Valentine’s day! - Rex Carroll

The response to "War For The World" has been fantastic...



In 1985, Atlantic Records released the debut album from FIERCE HEART. Fronted by the extraordinary talents of guitar icon Rex Carroll, the band received high praise in the music press, Guitar Player Magazine, Billboard, Kerrang, Metal Forces and Guitar For The Practicing Musician.

Then in 1986, Rex Carroll formed the successful group Whitecross and also played in the critically acclaimed band King James while the New singer for Fierce Heart Robert Reynolds headed up the band Grave Danger from L.A.

Following the original Atlantic album release AOR BLVD Records contacted Rex for an official, sanctioned re release. This project became a springboard, with a performance that followed at the Melodic Rock Festival. Fierce Heart was the surprise hit of the festival with fans turning out in droves, demanding the permanent reformation of the band and a new album.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Detroit rock ’n’ roll band The Stools keep it simple, stupid on new EP 'Carport'


Dwelling from Detroit, The Stools are a bluesy punk trio. Think Nuggets vs. Killed by Death.

This is the kind of mangled barking terrifyingly manic garage that the Midwest pumps out better and more consistently than anybody and The Stools seem to be challenging every one of us to a frenetic fistfight for top spot.


With 4 songs averaging less than 2 minutes, their new Carport EP is a garage punk banger a la Gun Club meets the Oblivians that tremors and nearly buckles under its own weight before it ends.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

OCTOPUS MONTAGE RELEASES WHOLESOME VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW DYNAMIC SINGLE "DOPAMINE"!



Following on from the highly anticipated and very successful previous releases, including the anthemic "Grow Up", the candid "Right Here With Me" and the vicious "A Shortcut", pop punk/metalcore quartet Octopus Montage is now back with a fourth brand new single, which aims to further establish and confirm the quality of the group's activity, musicianship and likeability - "Dopamine"! Creating a captivating blend of vocal passages, dynamic guitars, a prominent rhythm section and an abundance of talent and character from the musicians, "Dopamine" showcases the more personal nature of the group through the peculiar composition and the genuine sincerity and realness of the utilized lyrics, all further highlighted by the accompanying video’s nature and specifics.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

KILLER KIN: Ball-breaking, black leather sporting, garage-punk outfit prep debut 7" 'Sonic Love'


Killer Kin is a screaming, sonic, rockin’ waltz that actually rolls; garage-punks claiming to be the descendants of Arthur “Killer” Kane make rock n roll feel dangerous again.

Frustrated duo Mattie Lea and Chloe Rose write ball-breaking, black leather sporting, soundtrack-to-your revenge songs. In 2018, the pair formed the band, recruited the rest of the gang, and it began to burgeon and burn.

Notorious for these untamed exhibitions the Kin sate a deep-desire for reprisal, retribution, revenge, and will cut the words from your motor mouth and brandish a blues that will make you want to bounce to the beat in your black boots.

In 2021 the band will release their debut vinyl 45 called Sonic Love on Pig Baby Records, which will be followed up by a full length in early 2022 the Killer Kin is COMING FOR YOU!