Yes. You read that correctly. “Gorillaz” continue their unbeatable streak of impeccable singles with episode six of their “Song Machine” series featuring THE Robert Smith of “The Cure.” The track is titled “Strange Timez,” which is fitting considering the bonkers all-out shitfest of a year we’re living in right now. Oh 2020, what happened? You were the chosen one. “Strange Timez” is everything you’d want from a “Gorillaz” and Robert Smith collab and then some. You can listen to “Strange Timez” below:
Today “New Order” have shared their first new music since their 2015 album Music Complete. It’s a track titled “Be a Rebel,” and about the song frontman Bernard Sumner has stated, “In tough times we wanted to reach out with a new song. We can’t play live for a while, but music is still something we can all share together. We hope you enjoy it… until we meet again.” You can listen to “Be a Rebel” below:
Venice Beach duo “Movie Club” have been releasing E.P. after E.P. of skillfully structured instrumentals rich in California soaked “Rock” that would catch the attention of fans of “Psychedelia” and “Stoner Rock” since last year. Following their recent E.P. Man O’ War, the band are set to release their debut full-length album Black Flamingo in November. Today the band have shared the album’s first single “Thunder,” and it is another groovy tune that finds the duo doing what they do best, rocking our faces off. The track features bassist Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, Black Crowes). You can listen to “Thunder” below:
London-based artist/musician Brioni has a unique approach to her art, combining synth-heavy electronic music with her paintings which she uses as an electronic drum when performing live. Today she has released her new single “Timeless,” and it is sure to get you moving and features some of her most pristine production yet. You can listen to “Timeless” below:
Artist: Deli Girls
Label: Deli Girls Inc.
It feels like this is the ideal time for a new “Deli Girls” album, but then again, I don’t think there’s ever a time when a “Deli Girls” album isn’t appropriate. The anger and frustration that is a reaction to the homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, and other forms of hate that unfortunately plague this country is completely warranted and will continue until things become fair in this country, if that ever happens. The Brooklyn duo wear this anger on their sleeves and use it to fight hate with abrasiveness and aggression. This isn’t your Hot Topic “it’s not a phase mom” teen rebellion oh no, this is revolutionary music in its purest form. Music that challenges you, confronts you, and antagonizes you, but with that being said, “Deli Girls'” new album BOSS is never overly political or bias. This music is a place where many of us who have felt misfitted or wrongfully judged can call home. The band could have gone in a direction that recycles their earlier work, becoming a predictable gimmick of themselves, but on BOSS it’s evident that the two have the musical vision and knowledge to match their unadulterated rage. Those who have said the band is one-dimensional will quickly eat their words when listening to this album, because along with the band’s simplistic yet impactful instrumentation that draws influence from Industrial, video game inspired synth-lines, and heavy distorted bass that will knock the framed pictures off your wall, the band explore new territory, incorporating even darker atmospherics and even featuring beautifully haunting harp and violin provided by duo “LEYA” on the track “Barriers to Love.” There’s even a cover of “Korn’s” song “Faget” which the band beautifully reinvents and turns into a new anthem. The band really outdid themselves with this one.
Written By: Steven Sandoval
Today “U.S. Girls” have shared a new music video for their track “And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve,” which is one of the most undeniably infectious tracks off their new album Heavy Light. The video is packed with trippy animated visuals, flashing lights, and optical illusions, and it was created by Evan Gordon. You can watch the music video for “And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve” below:
Electronic duo “Blue Hawaii” are set to release their new E.P. Under 1 House on September 25th, and following their dance floor ready single “I Felt Love,” the band have shared another track off the upcoming E.P. titled “Feelin'” and it’s just as danceable, sexy, and “House” dominated as its predecessor. You can listen to “Feelin'” below:
At this point it’s clear that S. Reidy doesn’t know how to stop making music, and that’s a good thing because you can always expect quality songwriting from the rapper/producer on every release. Today Reidy has shared a brand new single titled “Flowers,” and it’s a soothingly sentimental track with immense introspection and mindfulness. You can watch the music video for “Flowers” below:
After some cryptic teasers online, “Deftones” have officially unveiled the details of their upcoming album Ohms. The album will be released on September 25th via “Reprise Records,” and was produced by Terry Date, who has produced some of the band’s most iconic albums. Today the band have shared the album’s title track as well as a music video to accompany it. You can watch the music video for “Ohms” below:
“METZ” are set to release their upcoming fourth album Atlas Vending on October 9th via “Sub Pop Records,” and today the band have shared the album’s second single “Hail Taxi,” which features that sludgy grunginess we’ve come to expect from the band, but also features the more melodic side of them that was revealed on their previous single “A Boat to Drown In.” About the track, the band have stated “It’s about looking back, coming to terms with who you were and who you’ve become.” The band have also shared a beautifully directed music video by A.F. Cortes to accompany it. You can watch the music video for “Hail Taxi” below: