Courtney Jacobs Shares New Single “Heat Dream”

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Following her lush debut single “Canary,” singer-songwriter Courtney Jacobs has released an even more irresistible track titled “Heat Dream,” and it’s another smooth Summer jam with infectiously dreamy vocals and production that takes an unexpected turn incorporating heavy synths and a Hip Hop styled beat that’s sure to make you move. About the track, Jacobs has stated “The song is a descent into a hazy dream of falling into a lover’s arms after being separated. Chill but romantic with a heavy drop, this song is perfect for daydreaming or a night under the covers.” You can listen to “Heat Dream” below:

Normal Average People Share New Single “Lemo // Memo”

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South East London duo “Normal Average People” have released their second single “Lemo // Memo.” This follows their debut “Baggy Ankles.” Proving the band have immense versatility, “Lemo // Memo” is more melodic than its raucously confrontational predecessor, and features a hint of 60’s Psychedelia all while maintaining their Alternative/Post-Punk style. “Lemo // Memo” will appear on the band’s upcoming E.P. The Moon Salon which will be released on August 26th via “Blitzcat Records.” The E.P. is named after the rehearsal space of the bar members Sam and Emil used to work at where they would sneak back in after the bar would close and bring out amps they had hidden during the week. This is going to be a wild E.P. to say the least. You can listen to “Lemo // Memo” below:

Hammare Share New Single “Here Comes Trouble”

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Following the release of their fantastic single “God Is Doing blow” back in 2018, Swedish duo “Hammare” have been hard at work releasing a single a year, and though that may seem like very little in this fast-paced streaming age of music we now live in, just remember, quality music takes time to create and has more longevity than mediocre songs that are pumped out just for the sake of staying relevant. This year we have been blessed with not one but two new “Hammare” songs. “In Back of the Real” was the first, and now the band have released the follow-up titled “Here Comes Trouble,” and as you’ve probably already guessed by the song titles, the band aren’t here to play it safe. At this point we know the band aren’t going to sugarcoat things. Their lyrical content reflects on the human condition and the ridiculous things that divide us when we should be more empathetic and accepting of each other. The band’s view on this can be from a dark and cynical lens, but instead of sounding defeated, they’re saying “We can do better.” “Here Comes Trouble” maintains that same tone, but this is the band’s most danceable track yet with Industrial-laden production consisting of discombobulating synth arpeggios, a funky as Hell bassline, and Desert Rock guitars that wouldn’t sound out of place on a “Queens of the Stone Age” record. You can listen to “Here Comes Trouble” below:

Cenza Shares New Song “Thriving”

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If her previous single “City Lights” didn’t win you over, then her brand new single “Thriving” surely will. Departing almost entirely from the “Electro-Pop” glamour of “City Lights,” Cenza’s new single “Thriving” is more melancholy on the surface, but never loses its smooth groove brought on by production consisting of electronic soundscapes, strings, bass, infectious synth melodies, and a beat that evokes the spirit of 90’s “Trip Hop.” Despite its moodiness, the track has an inspirational message. About the track, Cenza states “I didn’t write this about a guy. I wrote it about the feeling I often get second guessing myself for making a choice and owning it and about the desire to be unafraid of being perceived as intimidating just because i’m succeeding in something. I hope this song empowers everyone who hears it to own their choices and to stop feeling like they have to dumb themselves down or make themselves smaller to make others more comfortable, and to have fun with it.” “Thriving” was produced by Jay-Elle, Michael Abiuso, and Cenza, and was mastered by J.D. Moon. The track will appear on Cenza’s debut album due later this year. You can listen to “Thriving” below:

Billie Eilish Shares New Song “My Future”

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It really has been hard to view the future in a positive light during these COVID times. It’s easy to succumb to a defeatist attitude and expect the absolute worst, but none of us know what the future holds. What if it’s not as bad as we think? As naive as it may be to think the future is bright during these times, what if that’s the hope we truly need at the moment? Billie Eilish hasn’t given up hope, and in these times of dominant negativity, it’s refreshing to see an artist with the platform of hers to shed light on optimism. Today Billie Eilish released a new single we all need to hear. Titled “My Future,” the track is a love letter to self. A self-love anthem that encourages us all to find our value, and it was released just in time for her brother/collaborator Finneas’ birthday. They’re a great team, and it’s great to see that this pandemic isn’t stopping them from producing quality music. You can watch the music video for “My Future” below:

 

U.S. Girls Share New Music Video for “IOU”

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U.S. Girls most definitely released one of the year’s best albums back in March, which feels like ages ago considering all that has happened following the release of Heavy Light. Like so many others, the band were set to embark on a lengthy tour but were forced to cancel due to our current pandemic, but at least we have their incredible music to listen to during these moments of isolation. I know i’ve listened to Heavy Light countless times while being locked in my home. Today the band have shared a new music video for one of the album’s standout tracks titled “IOU,” and it is sure to put a smile on your face as you watch numerous clips of the band in the studio. You can watch the music video for “IOU” below:

Marilyn Manson Announces New Album “We Are Chaos,” Shares Title Track

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Marilyn Manson has announced that he will release his 11th studio album We Are Chaos on September 11th via “Loma Vista Recordings.” The album is produced by Shooter Jennings, and features Juan Alderete on bass and Brandon Pertzborn on drums. Manson has also shared the title track, and it’s not what you’d expect given a name like “We Are Chaos.” It’s an acoustic guitar-driven ballad that wouldn’t sound out of place on an album like Mechanical Animals. Will the rest of the album feature the same gloomy balladry, or will he return to the overly-nostalgic “I’m still a villain” sound that littered his previous album Heaven Upside Down? I guess we’ll see in September. You can watch the music video for “We Are Chaos” below:

Poppy Announces Expanded Album “I Disagree (more)”

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Today Poppy has announced the release of a new expanded edition of her recent album I Disagree titled I Disagree (more.) The album will drop August 14th via “Sumerian Records,” and will feature four bonus tracks “If It Bleeds,” “Bleep Bloop,” “Khaos x4,” and “Don’t Ask.” She has shared the track “Khaos x4,” and it continues the enticing combination of Metal and Pop that I Disagree offered. You can listen to “Khaos x4” below:

Ganser Share Music Video for New Song “Projector”

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Chicago Post-Punk/Noise Rock band “Ganser” are set to release their new album Just Look at That Sky this Friday via “Felte Records,” and today the band have shared another new track off the upcoming album titled “Projector.” About the track, vocalist/keyboardist Nadia Garofalo states that “It’s what happens when someone becomes so far removed from general society that their thoughts become a Dunning-Kruger Effect echo chamber of pseudo-wisdom and self-affirmations. Connection and perspective gets lost, but that echo becomes louder and often public. We shot this the day after “SXSW” was cancelled. We didn’t know what was coming, but we knew it wasn’t going to be good.” You can watch the music video for “Projector” below:

Jessie Ware Shares New Music Video for “What’s Your Pleasure?”

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Jessie Ware released her fourth album What’s Your Pleasure? almost a month ago and I still listen to it daily. It’s utterly infectious from beginning to end and is quite possibly the best Pop album released this year by far. Jessie Ware has released music videos for the majority of the tracks off the album, and they are as addicting as the songs themselves. Mirroring the Disco grooviness of the tracks, each video is an incredible visual experience with much emphasis on the liberating nature of dancing. Her new music video for the title track “What’s Your Pleasure?” is no exception. It’s sexy, colorful, and features more and more dancing of course. You can watch the music video for “What’s Your Pleasure?” below: