new releases from across rock, metal, indie, electronic, rock, funk/soul, and classic rock genres to prep for the holiday week 28/11/2019 News 7 Quirky, indie pop/alt-rock outfit, Cannibal Kids, announce the video “I Keep My Eyes Closed,” ahead of their album Dead Heads, due out February 2020. Already making waves from their hometown, Homestead Florida and up the coast, Cannibal Kids breathe youthful energy back into the indie scene with their newest release. Writing songs about love and their reality, and inspired by the fast-paced, ocean-side heat of South Florida, the band have been making music for half their lives together. The song imagines memories of a past relationship, going as far as to “keep your eyes closed” when speaking to or seeing an ex, so as not to open wounds from the past. “The fun video directed by Danny Rosenberg, is a visually stunning, yet playful take on trying to escape memories of a toxic relationship complete with severed hands. Kicking off with a jangly guitar riff, emotive percussion and an irresistible synth-bassline, “I Keep My Eyes Closed” makes us want to dance immediately. “(Pancakes and Whiskey) WATCH “I KEEP MY EYES CLOSED” Atlanta-based, Arizona-born rock band, The Endangered Species, who tell a tale of loss, hardship, and redemption on their self-titled album, produced by music industry veteran, Joey Huffman (Izzy Stradlin, Soul Asylum, Drivin n Cryin). Music this raw and authentic stems from experience, and brothers and central figures, Wade and Robin Divver, have had more than their fair share of hard times. On February 12th, 2001, their father was brutally murdered by the Sinaloan drug cartel. The only living memory the brothers have of their father were his most prized possessions: a 1983 Fender Stratocaster and a 1967 Gibson SG. The album arrived October 18th, just in time for their father’s birthday. “The track is pure pain and soul, an explosion of frosty vocals, slick guitar and fierce B3 organ playing.” (Ghost Cult Magazine) WATCH “MAGIC MAN” // LISTEN TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES Brazilian-born, NYC-based, Down-Tempo, Electro-Pop artist Carvi takes her worldly experiences and showcases her mutli-genre sound on her new EP, Fuel the Crazy, out today. “She’s captivating audiences with her multi-genre sound and impeccable vocal prowess. Her lyrics cover universal topics including life and love.” (PopCulturalist)The album examines many tribes and tribulations of everyday life, and it takes listeners on a journey through the ins and outs of love. Carvi believes the world is charged by two forces: love and fear. This album is a mix of both. A world-traveler from a young age, Carvi seeks to explore music in her own way, crafting her own sound, combining Pop, R&B, EDM, Hip-Hop and Brazilian sounds/lyrics.Now residing in NYC after a stint in Los Angeles, Carvi has solidified her down-tempo/electronic pop sound. LISTEN TO FUEL THE CRAZY Beijing-raised, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and composer Fay Kueen (Chinese name: Wang Feinan / 王斐南) has spent the past ten years caught between continents, cultures, and careers, preparing to release her debut album A Place Called Home is Not a Place, on December 6, 2019. Fay announced her video “Atmospheric Zebra,” which ” makes a clear delineation between Kueen’savant-garde sound and her struggle for naturalization: disorienting turns, barriers, moments of confusion and panic followed by long stretches of uneasy silence.” (Audiofemme) She composed, arranged, performed, and produced all the songs on the album, working with Guangzhou-based producer Mark Lee to mix and master the album. A Place Called Home Is Not A Place observes human life from the out-of-body perspective of someone without a place, inspired by psychology, dream analysis, astrology, and surrealism. WATCH “ATMOSPHERIC ZEBRA” / El Paso-based, Indie/Rock ‘n Roll quartet FOXY MOJO (please write in all caps) announce and invite listeners to “STAY FOXY,” with their new video, “Till the Morning Light” ahead of their sophomore album REVIVAL, due out February 2020. “‘Till The Morning Light’ wastes no time getting you amped up and when the catchy guitar-licks kicks in you have no choice, but to tap your feet with vigor. ” (Pancakes and Whiskey) The album title acts as both a summary of the band’s journey from misfortune and as a mission statement to their goal of “reviving” an ever-loved yet left behind era of indie rock now swallowed up by synth and upbeat summer tunes. With festivals like SXSW and Street Fest, and numerous local shows under their belts, FOXY MOJO are ready to take their music to an even larger fanbase. REVIVAL took root with singer Tristian London composing songs on his iPhone’s well-known recording app Garageband. “Their mixture of indie and straight-up rock and roll is both modern and retro but never stale…If this tune doesn’t make you want to rip around a race track at top speed then you best check your vitals.” (Pure Grain Audio )WATCH “TILL THE MORNING LIGHT” Orchestral indie-pop duo, The Brilliance, announce their single, “How Do We Know,” ahead of their sophomore album Suite No. 2: World Keeps Spinning: An Antidote to Modern Anxiety, due out January 10th, 2020. “The song seamlessly goes between drumless lilting verses to high energy, more traditional sounding rock chorus. ” (Surviving the Golden Age) Recently featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Chill Hits as well as several other Spotify editorial playlists, The Brilliance gets 600k+ Spotify listeners per month — and their first album, The Dreamer Suite has already amassed millions of streams on both Spotify and Apple Music, as an independent release. The Brilliance are creating what they call “art that inspires empathy”, releasing their songs in a series of “suites” – songs and pieces united by a theme – that invite others to listen with them. Listen to “How Do We Know” / Rochester, New York-based, five-piece metalcore band, Destroy//Create, are proud to release their new single and music video, “Let Go” which debuted on Pure Grain Audio. “Let Go” is part two to the group’s two-part single/video series focused around mental health and addiction. This visually stunning and captivating music video is directed by Josiahx (Ice Nine Kills, Sirens and Sailors, Like Moths To Flames). The previous release, “Hang On” was premiered on Metal Injection and has received numerous positive reviews. Both tracks were produced by distinguished metalcore guitarist, Justin Deblieck (Ice Nine Kills). WATCH “LET GO” London-based, dark indie rock group, OFFICER, announce their lead single, “Tilt the Clox” from their forthcoming album NIGHT TENNIS, due out February 28, 2020. The track, which premiered on New Noise Magazine, refers to the October ritual of putting our clocks back that traditionally marks the close of summer. The narrative follows an amplified character running out of time, caught in denial of the consequences of their mistakes as they frantically run from pillar to post tilting clocks in a desperate but comical attempt to return to the innocence before disaster. Listen to “Tilt the Clox” // Washington DC-based, soul/funk project, Summer Dennis & Rhymes announce the dynamic and sultry album, Second Summer, Rhymes have acquired media accolades, including appearances on EARMILK, Soulbounce, Celebmix, Great Day Washington, and Blog Talk Radio.“The classically trained artist displays the full range of her power with her gripping melody which enhances the uplifting vibe of the track as she gives thanks for all the simple things in life.” (The Word is Bond) WATCH “CIRCLES” / Critically-acclaimed, all-female rock group LEZ ZEPPELIN announce their album, THE ISLE OF SKYROS , an EP featuring a variety of Led Zeppelin’s greatest compositions performed by the band with a string section. The unique arrangements and world-class performances featured on this record present some of the greatest “classical music” of our time in a way never heard before.LEZ ZEPPELIN has gained unanimous critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts around and have established worldwide recognition for the musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin. The quartet has appeared on major television networks including CNN, BBC, ABC, CBS, MTV, VH-1 and FOX as well as radio shows worldwide, including Sirius XM, BBC Radio and NPR. They have also been the subject of substantial features in The New York Times, The London Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Independent, Guitar World, VICE and many more. Chuck Klosterman of SPIN Magazine called them “the most powerful all-female band in rock history.” LISTEN TO “ACHILLES LAST STAND” / Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.