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Zola Jesus – “Nail” [Official Video]

Watch Zola Jesus’ (Nika Roza Danilova) brand new video for “Nail” the brand new single taken from the phenomenal, Taiga!

Video director Jacqueline Castel shares: “The video for “Nail” conceptually explores the dualistic themes of vulnerability and strength, bondage and freedom, death and rebirth in parallel to the lyrical content of the song. Performing within a custom made sensory deprivation bed built by S&M pioneers Kink Engineering, Nika was sealed between sheets of opaque black latex with a high powered shop vac for each take – a physically aggressive and demanding form of restraint that requires breathing through rubber tubing constructed within the bed. Stripped of the superfluities of the flesh, her performance reveals the surreality of the dehumanized form.”

Taiga is out now!

Zola JesusFacebook | iTunes

Kali Uchis – “Loner” [Official Video]

We introduced sultry singer Kali Uchis back in June when she dropped her phenomenal debut EP, Por Vida. Now the Pink-haired babe returns with another sexy visuals for “Loner” one of our favorite cuts from the EP!

In the video, Directed by Uchis and Andy Hines, we see the singer driving to an empty, 1950s-styled diner and hotel room for some needed self reflection. “Cause I was a loner until I met you, and I let you in after the persuasion, mind games, manipulations,” Uchis softly signs as neon-pink florescence lights embellish her lonely surroundings.

We’re mad crazy in love with Uchis’ debut EP so be sure to grab a copy! The EP still available as free download here.

Check it out!

Kali UchisOfficial Site | Facebook

Watch The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends” Video!

Currently enjoying major success with his Number 1 crossover pop-hit, “Can’t Feel My Face”, The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) shares the highly anticipated video for new single,“Tell Your Friends”. The track, produced by Kanye West is taken from the Toronto crooner’s second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness arriving on 8/28 via XO/Republic.

The Weeknd teams up again with “The Hills” director Grant Singer (Sky Ferrera, Vic Mensa, Sleigh Bells) for the minimal yet surreal visuals.

Does anyone get Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights” vibes from the video??

Watch!

Bat for Lashes Returns With New Project SEXWITCH, Shares “Helelyos”!

Natasha Khan, better known by her stage name Bat for Lashes returns with a new side project called SEXWITCH. The band is comprised of Khan, Dan Carey (who produced Bat For Lashes’ 2012 album The Haunted Man) and Alisdair Stirling and Jorgen Traeen of the band TOY.

As Pitchfork reports, the debut album will be a set of six covers of 1970s psych and folk songs from around the world (track listing below). The self-titled debut arrives September 25 via Echo/BMG.

Khan also revealed that a new Bat for Lashes will be out in spring!

Pitchfork: You’ve already written the next Bat For Lashes album, right?
NK: Hopefully it’ll be out in spring, yeah. It’s a big undertaking because thematically it’s very linked to a feature [film] that I’m writing at the moment. It has a story and I’m really excited! It’s going to be really good. But because I’ve done this, I feel like I might do a few more sessions and play some of the songs live a bit more, incorporate that into the recording—I haven’t done the final stage of recording yet. 

Listen to the psychedelic new track “Helelyos” below and share your thoughts?!!

SEXWITCH Track Listing:

1 – Ghoroobaa Ghashangan (Iran)
2 – Ha Howa Ha Howa (Morocco)
3 – Helelyos (Iran)
4 – Kassidat El Hakka (Morocco)
5 – War In Peace (U.S.A)
6 – Lam Plearn Kiew Bao (Thailand)

Nu Music: Kiiara Delivers All The “Feels” On Hypnotic New Track.

A few weeks back Illinois-based artist Kiiara premiered the promising “Gold” followed by the insanely good, bass-heavy, “Tennessee”. Now the talented 20-year-old songstress shares another incredible tune called, “Feels”. The track, produced by Felix Snow (Gallant, Rita Ora, Sza) is a glitchy, Electro-R&B jam with the same luscious, hypnotic effect as the aforementioned tracks.

“Feels” is taken from Kiiara’s forthcoming debut EP Meet Me In The Cornfield.

Check it out!

Thoughts?!

V V Brown Returns as V V and Shares New Video For “Shift”

After delivering the masterful Samson & Delilah in 2013 (our pick for best album of the year) the beautiful and talented V V Brown returns once again as V V and shares the electrifying brand new track, “Shift”.

The track  was written and produced by V V, alongside up and coming producer Nearly Native, whom V V discovered on Soundcloud last year. The pair went on to write and record V V’s third album, which will be announced very soon.

“Shift” follows the recent reveal of “Instincts” an equally exciting trap/grime teaser track and video (below), which V V directed herself for the new album.

Check it out and listen to the sensual house remix of the track by Marc Baigent & Element Z below!

V V –  iTunes | Facebook | Official Site

Alice Glass Unveils First Solo Track “STILLBIRTH”!

Former lead singer of  Crystal Castles, Alice Glass has finally shared her first solo work called, “Stillbirth”. The new song, co-written and produced by Jupiter Keyes, made it’s debut on her official site with a revealing and kind of dark statement by the singer — no doubt in response to her bitter breakup with Crystal Castles’ founding member, Ethan Kath.

Years ago I began the process of trying to remove myself from an abusive relationship that started when I was a teenager. Over the course of that relationship I was systematically cut off from anyone and everyone that I could truly be close to. I was talked down to, yelled at, locked into rooms and criticized daily about my abilities, my weight, my looks, my intelligence and almost every move I made. When I couldn’t take it anymore and I wanted to end the relationship I was threatened, then I was told I was loved, and the cycle would begin again.

I want young women and young men to understand that this kind of treatment of others can happen where it might be least expected. Even in environments that thrive on creativity and open-mindedness, that advocate artistic and counter-culture ideals. Sometimes people will use these things to camouflage themselves so that their abuse might go unnoticed. So that you wouldn’t think to consider it could be happening right in front of you.

The clarity I’ve gained since getting out of that situation has opened up my life in a way that I didn’t imagine was possible. Although some of the pain and anger still lingers, my life finally feels as though it has value and meaning. I speak out now hoping that I can encourage other young women and young men to affirm their value within their relationships or get out. Abuse isn’t always obvious and it doesn’t have to involve black eyes, blood and broken bones. Emotional and psychological abuse can be just as damaging, and it is extremely difficult to remove yourself from.

Those that have known me throughout my career might be surprised that someone who publicly gave the impression of being fearless and seemed as though they didn’t take shit from anyone could find themselves being severely mistreated and manipulated by someone they were close to. This person nearly stripped me of myself.  And for years I felt as though they were waiting for my life to end.

Stillbirth was written by myself and Jupiter Keyes in our basement. There is no label involved. It will be available through iTunes, Spotify, etc. beginning July 18. All proceeds for digital purchases of this song will benefit organizations (like the nonprofit RAINN) that help survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and incest. You can donate directly to them at  https://donate.rainn.org or via the link on my website at  http://www.alice-glass.com/

There is a sister song to Stillbirth that I hope to release soon, she is a lullaby and she can’t wait to meet you.

 

Share your thoughts. Let us know what you think of the statement and track?!

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The Drums – “There Is Nothing Left” [TOKiMONSTA Remix]

The Drums – a.k.a. Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham – released their third full-length record Encyclopedia last year, and today the band unveils a killer new remix of “There Is Nothing Left”, courtesy of TOKiMONSTA. The LA-Based producer keeps the tempo low with a focus on a dreamy, reverb-heavy chorus — all while masterfully retaining the melancholy of the original track.

Listen!

The Drums are currently on tour so be sure to check them out! Tour Dates Below.

The DrumsiTunes

North American Tour Dates

8/7/15   San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
8/7/15   San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar – Outside Lands Aftershow
8/18/15  Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon *
8/19/15  Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
8/20/15  San Diego, CA @ Irenic *
8/21/15  Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse *
8/22/15  Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival
* with support from Froth

Icona Pop Unveils Vibrant New Single “First Time”

On the eve of the release of their forthcoming “Emergency” EP (Out July 17) chart-topping Swedish babes Icona Pop unveil the nostalgic yet vibrant new track, “First Time”. 

First Time” was the first ever track the duo wrote together when they first met back in 2012. It wasn’t until recently when they entered the studio with Ricky Reed that they decided to dust the cobwebs off and give the track a new lease of life. “The song has a whole new meaning to it now, looking back and reflecting on how far we’ve come since those early days when we were broke and didn’t have a clue what we were doing or where we were going!” says Aino Jawo. “It’s such a special song to us and really is a celebration of friendship, whether it’s with your boyfriend or girlfriend or best friend. We just wanted to capture that feeling again in a song and remind ourselves how important it is to never forget those special early days when you first meet someone” continues Caroline Hjelt.

“First Time” follows the EP’s titled track (Video below) released early in June.

The duo is currently on tour supporting One Direction—tour dates below.

Listen!

Icona Pop – iTunes

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
07/21 – Commonwealth Stadium – Edmonton, AB**
07/24 – Investors Group Field – Winnipeg, MB**
07/26 – TCF Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN*
07/28 – Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO*
07/31 – Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN*
08/02 – Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA*
08/05 – MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ*
08/08 – M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD*
08/18 – Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH*
08/23 -– Soldier Field – Chicago, IL*
08/25 – Miller Park – Milwaukee, WI*
08/27 – FirstEnergy Stadium – Cleveland, OH*
09/01 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA*
09/03 – Ralph Wilson Stadium – Buffalo, NY*
09/05 – Olympic Stadium – Montreal, QC**
09/08 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON**
09/09 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON**
09/12 – Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA*
*2015 Honda Civic Tour Present One Direction On The Road Again w/ One Direction
** w/ One Direction

Jessica 6 Premieres “Down Low” feat. Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff

The gorgeous Nomi Ruiz and Jessica 6 finally return with a brand new song (sort of) called “Down Low”!

The throbbing, deep-house track, which sounds like an erotic tale straight out of the pages of Fifty Shades Of Grey“aren’t you gonna watch my mouth, as I go down on you, aren’t you gonna hold my hair up, so I can stare up at you” is taken from Jessica 6’s upcoming The Capricorn EP schedule to drop July 28.

Although the steamy “Down Low” (produced by Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff) just recently had it’s official premiere; the band debuted the track sometime back in 2012 during a string of live shows in NYC (we were there, of course! see clip below). We originally thought that the track would appear in Ruiz’s solo Mixtape Borough Gypsy Vol. 1  but it didn’t happen. We’ve been crazy about this sensual, late-night jam since we heard it live and we love it even more now that the studio version is finally out!

Listen below and let us know what you think of the new track?!

Jessica 6iTunes

 

UPDATE: official video out now!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
27 June :: Paris France :: YOYO (Dior Homme)
05 July :: Kiev, Ukraine :: L8 Park
17 July :: Buenos Aires, Argentina :: Niceto
23 September :: Toronto, Canada :: Hold Renfrew
27 September :: San Francisco, CA :: Folsom Street Fair
16 October :: Dallas Texas :: Aurora

LANA DEL REY – “HONEYMOON” [Brand New Track!]

After teasing bits of her third full-length album for months now, Lana Del Rey has finally unveil the tittle track from her upcoming album called “Honeymoon”. The dreamy, almost 6min-long ballad arrives with an accompanied 70’s style lyric video where we briefly see the diva  lying on bed of grass near a busy California (?) highway.

Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon is reportedly schedule to drop sometime in September!

Watch!