“Stream” is supposed to create a type of lyrical hypnosis.
It’s a playful, enchanting, and typically vital take a look at how our present algorithms work.
Impressed by the digital realities that form our day-to-day lives, I discovered myself reflecting on our close to annual iPhone purchases, the screentime knowledge that Apple shares with us, and the apps that I nonetheless can’t perceive.
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Properly I’ve tried prototypes, however the fruit wasn’t ripe,
I’ll faux otherwise, it’s a nasty urge for food.
That is one in every of my favorite strains from “Stream” because it displays on how all tech progress is fruitful, however perhaps not at all times prepared.
It may simply be that my very own occasional aversion to this sort of societal focus is awry, but not essentially the ‘proper’ view.
Thanks for taking the time to hear!
Los Angeles-based indie rock band Close to Beer — Joey Siara (vocals, guitar), Brent Stranathan (drums), Jeremy Levy (bass, backup vocals) — have shared a model new single entitled “Mixtape Era,” alongside an accompanying music video. It comes off their self-titled album, due Summer time 2022 by way of Double Helix Information. The band describes the album as a set of “mini-anthems about insomnia, ingesting, and human connection. Generally cynical. Generally romantic. All the time with loud guitars.”
Talking on their new single, the band wrote:
“‘Mixtape Era’ has the caffeine pop-punkery of our teenage selves, however perhaps the existential weight of being 20 years older. It drifts from nostalgia to paranoia, comes undone within the bridge, and sure, it was impressed by consuming some “magical” cookie, pondering that loss of life was imminent, however making it to the opposite aspect to see how ridiculous the entire expertise was — which appears like the suitable metaphor for being in a band.”
On the observe’s accompanying video, they wrote:
“This video was made by our buddy Matt Wyatt. We talked some time concerning the canned nostalgia of those sorts of wedding ceremony movies and he ran with this concept. He discovered a pleasant angle on the entire ‘we’re on this collectively’ theme. Parisa Fakhri and Eric Toms are our newlyweds. “
My 80’s leaning electro-pop cowl of “Ladies Discuss” is just a little cheeky, positively danceable, however nonetheless retains the highly effective lyrical and melodic core of the Elvis Costello authentic.
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This track brings up reminiscences of being a young person for me. It conjures the picture of a bunch of ladies huddled collectively laughing and whispering excitedly. I like the considered them realizing that there’s energy in what they are saying.For the “Girls Talk” music video, we harnessed the intoxicating and intimidating feeling of a bunch of individuals speaking and gossiping utilizing multi-coloured lips. I created a definite persona for every lip color: yellow was fairly candy and shy, pink had an nearly poisonous stage of positivity, blue was tremendous unhappy and moody, and purple was straight up imply. It was devilishly enjoyable.
|Once I hear a male voice singing this track, it actually appears like he’s on the surface trying in on the feminine expertise. However after I hear a lady sing it, like Linda Ronstadt, or on this case me, it appears like the entire story of the track is flipped. It’s now being sung from the within of the expertise. It’s empowering.After a tricky couple years, I simply wish to have a very good time and supply a chance for another person to have enjoyable. And this observe suits proper into that.Thanks for giving it your time,
Shaina Silver-Baird of Ghost Caravan
Capturing two tales, one in every of Houston and one in every of Brooklyn, flipturn’s launch of the double single “Midway”/ “Brooklyn Child” tells the identical story of a relationship coming aside thread by thread, metropolis by metropolis. The band at this time releases the 2 tracks independently, as one other style of their upcoming debut album slated to be launched later this yr. Hearken to “Midway”/ “Brooklyn Child” HERE. Watch the lyric movies HERE and HERE.
With the identical fleeting tenderness and fantastic thing about the solar setting, “Midway” pulls again the veil on the query of whether or not we’re able to commit and provides ourselves fully to at least one particular person perpetually, or if we’re solely wanting to offer them half of us. With unshakeable conviction and vulnerability, this observe continues to exemplify how keen the band is to show each wound inside their artwork.
In “Brooklyn Child,” the subject at hand shifts to the acquainted worry of being alone. The delicately celestial observe additional reveals the sonic maturity related to flipturn as they’re transferring into the period of their debut album.
“The primary focus of the track is the query many people face sooner or later or one other as as to whether we’re in love with somebody or if we’re simply merely incapable of being alone,” mentioned lead singer Dillon Basse. “Two widespread traits I’ve discovered about myself from previous relationships are dependency and a worry of loneliness. These traits have regrettably prompted relationships to last more than they in all probability ought to, which ultimately was simply unfair and particularly merciless to the opposite particular person.”
NOA, the Dutch, Toronto born Pop/R&B artist blends vibrant, catchy melodies with resonant emotional themes — from relationships to feminine empowerment and self-realization. NOA’s creative voice maintains a enjoyable, lighthearted velvety tone that helps raise her followers above the noise and negativity of on a regular basis life.
NOA was on Season 2 of CTV’s The Launch the place she labored with Ryan Tedder (One Republic) and Scott Borchetta (Massive Machine Information). She has been featured in Rolling Stone, Wonderland Journal, Ones to Watch and Earmilk and has made appearances on SIRIUS XM and World Information ’The Morning Present’. NOA has been spotlighted on quite a few Spotify editorial playlists together with New Music Friday NL, New Music Friday Canada, Contemporary Finds, Chill Hits (over 5 million followers), and Weekend Hangouts to call just a few. NOA’s debut single ‘Caught Up’ hit the iTunes high 200 Pop Charts within the Netherlands touchdown at quantity 98 and was featured on Spotify’s editorial playlist Denmark’s viral 50. In 2020, NOA launched ‘Motions’ which premiered by Dwell Nation’s ‘Ones to Watch’. NOA’s newest EP ‘Honeymoon’ charted at quantity 26 on the iTunes high 200 Pop Charts in Canada and was featured on Amazon music’s ‘Breakthrough Canada’ playlist. NOA is at over 3 million profession streams worldwide and is averaging greater than 100,000 month-to-month listeners throughout platforms; constructing an unimaginable loyal following in america, Canada and Europe.
NOA is ready to launch her second extremely anticipated observe up EP ‘Hurting’ with a big world advertising and marketing method.
Certainly one of India’s most achieved and influential feminine actresses of all time, Madhuri Dixit, launched her second single titled “Tu Hai Mera,” this previous weekend on her birthday Might fifteenth. A pop track at its core, “Tu Hai Mera” is a love letter to her followers thanking them for all their encouragement through the years. “My followers are an enormous a part of my journey and their assist means all the things to me. They’re my largest energy” Madhuri says.
This launch follows the astounding success of her first single “Candle,” which launched in the course of the lockdown, was devoted to the Covid-19 frontline employees, and helped increase cash for Covid aid. The track garnered 1 billion views throughout all social platforms in simply 2 weeks, together with TikTok the place Madhuri initiated her viral #CandleOfHope problem. She additionally grew to become the primary Indian artist to do an integration with Amazon Alexa for a custom-made voice response, throughout this launch.
indie-pop singer / songwriter, RYMAN, is thrilled to launch his new single “Change” that’s out now together with the music video that may ben considered at https://youtu.be/fAPIy-PkcsI
RYMAN says, “This track means so much to me. On the time of writing it, I used to be struggling to get pleasure from making music and was doubting my future. I genuinely thought of taking a break from a music to get pleasure from highschool and go to varsity. I shortly realized that’s not who I’m in any respect, and that making music is what I used to be meant to do. I wrote this one with Val Hoyt and Cleve Wilson. “Change” is the EP title observe.”
“Get Better” is a track that was impressed by isolation and loneliness brought on by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. I wrote this track throughout Toronto’s first main lockdown in March 2020, whereas reflecting — on the micro stage — concerning the neighbourhood that I reside in…how empty and unhappy all the things felt, and the way the idea of time grew to become so trivial when being bodily caught in a single place.
🙐 Hearken to my new single, “Get Better,” streaming now throughout platforms 🙐
The track comes from my EP, additionally titled Get Better.
As a lot as “Get Higher” is about loneliness, it elicits the sensation of wanting to get higher — not within the sense of the apparent physiological risk of great sickness we’ve all been confronted with, however to get higher as individuals — to apply compassion for ourselves, for others, and to look out for one another collectively.
“What a yr at this time has been
the solar gained’t rise and the world gained’t spin the identical method once more ‘til we get higher”
I produced this EP myself and it was my first time actually trusting my instincts from begin to end. It was a bit formidable to know that I had full inventive management; the method of constructing this EP led me to wrestle with my inside demons and inside critic greater than another mission to date.
What I would like for individuals to remove from this album is that it’s a couple of time in our shared historical past of reflection and revelation, and that it may be referenced as a catalyst for self-improvement, advocating for social justice, and being honest and thoughtful about collective wellbeing.
Thanks for listening,
drummer Jeremy Cunningham, saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, and bassist/producer Paul Bryan at this time introduced their debut album as a trio A Higher Ghost might be launched on July 29, 2022 by way of Northern Spy Information. “A Higher Ghost ties Dustin and me to a time of creation that halted in the course of the pandemic,” says Cunningham. “Getting again to this music in 2021 discovered us as a inventive trio with Paul Bryan bringing our concepts into the sunshine and sending ahead a message of shared hope.”
Alongside the announcement the trio shared the lead single and title observe alongside a music video. “I assumed the perpetual, hypnotizing impact of the spinning discs have been a becoming companion to the omnipresent synth sequence that seems all through the observe,” says Laurenzi who filmed and directed the video, which was loosely impressed by Marcel Duchamp’s movie “Anémic Cinéma”.
Queer|Artwork, NYC’s hub for connecting and empowering generations of LGBTQ+ artists, is happy to share the preliminary particulars for The 2022 Queer|Artwork|Delight Digital Guide & Print Honest—the 4th annual version of the summer time competition celebrating work by the group’s vibrant group of greater than 200 LGBTQ+ artists.
The Queer|Artwork|Delight Digital Guide & Print Honest is an annual summer time market consisting of a various array of artists, open for enterprise on-line at www.queer-art.org/fair from June 1–July 31. This yr, the Honest hosts 50+ taking part artists from our in depth artist community. The net market options an abundance of works for perusal and buy, together with (however not restricted to) artist books, novels, zines, poetry chapbooks, drawings, images, watercolors, clothes, collages, and prints. 100% of the proceeds from the Honest immediately profit taking part artists.
The net market might be accompanied by two reside Queer|Artwork|Delight Digital Guide & Print Honest SHOW ‘N’ TELL occasions, going down over Zoom. Artists taking part within the digital market will carry out readings of excerpted works, provide a show-and-tell of works on the market, and extra. The Present ‘N’ Tells will happen on Tuesday, June 14th and Tuesday, July nineteenth from 6-7:30 PM EST. Extra particulars coming quickly!
Collaborating artists embrace: Mitchell Allison, Florencia Alvarado, Devin Antheus, Frances Arpaia, Andi Avery, Jeffrey Augustine Songco, Daniel Barragán, Danielle Benedict, Kaeten Bonli, KS Brewer, Rachel Britton, Jessica Buie, Jibz Cameron, Candystore, Amarise Carreras, ryy casper, Hao Chun Chang, Marco DaSilva, Carmen DeCristo, Sharon De La Cruz, Sara Duell, Sokari Ekine, Michael Espinoza, Dylan Everrett, Chitra Ganesh, Rami George, Golden, Goodw.y.n, Naima Inexperienced, Cristobal Guerra, Annika Hansteen-Izora, Carlos Hernandez, Marie Hinson, Henry James Hanson, Serena Jara, Jordi, Kei Kaimana, Cosmic Kitty, Kia LaBeija, Sunny Leerasanthanah, Joseph Liatela, Malachi Lily, Heather Lynn Johnson, Felli Maynard, Iris McCloughan, Sarah Mihara Creagen, Sarah Panzer, Russell Perkins, Jorge Sánchez, Pamela Sneed, Jeannette Spicer, Natalie Tsui, Tobaron Waxman, Erica Wessmann, Brendan Williams-Childs, Eva Woolridge, agustine zegers, and Zhidong Zhang.
To go to the Digital Guide & Print Honest, head to https://www.queer-art.org/fair.
Platinum ARIA-accredited and 2022 APRA award winner Ziggy Alberts collaborates with Canadian Singer-Songwriter and Juno award-winning artist Donovan Woods on his new single ‘THE SUN & THE SEA’ and accompanying music video. This observe is highly effective, but superbly melodic with a dreamy rhythm and deep harmonious vocals.
What began as a real curiosity in one another’s music, become this collaborative launch from two impartial artists, each of whom co-founded their respective impartial Report Labels.
“We truly bought speaking as a result of I put one in every of [Donovan’s] songs on a private playlist of mine – and I proceeded to slip into his DM’S after he left a remark”, Alberts says. And since, “All the pieces about this collaboration has been so pure… From the primary time I heard [Donovan] sing “we wish to be well-known”, I used to be blown away; it felt that this was how the track was meant to be all alongside.”
Polartropica is the music endeavor of Los Angeles based mostly, dreamyspace-pop artist, Cherise Wu. Born in Taiwan but raised in California, Wu has created a fantastical dreamland, efficiently combining quirky pop melodies, futuristic synths and classical string preparations, leading to a style of ethereal fantasy dream rock that you simply’ve by no means heard earlier than.
Polartropica fuses components of full opposites along with the result leading to a singular, ethereal sound that defies all sonic worlds. Utilizing each natural and artificial devices, Wu conceived a visionary dream world for listeners to flee to. Wu professes, “I wished to create a therapeutic, inspiring and empowering house with simply the correct amount of disco-party!”
Her debut album, Desires Come True, completely encapsulates Polartropica’s total ethos, making a soundtrack to her very personal magical intergalactic house. Wu shares, “I get to play and work with a number of the most extremely fantastic individuals in all the universe, and we at all times attempt to have as a lot enjoyable as doable.” Sonically the album is a scrumptious concoction of dreamy synth rock, fueled by tales of individuals, animals, world information and Wu’s experiences as a queer Asian-American dwelling in California.
Her not too long ago launched single “Serial Killer Slayer- Give Them Hell” is about courageous individuals who struggle again when confronted with kidnappers, serial killers, and predators. The infectious and daring observe fuses pop punk, storage rock and electropop for an empowering anthem of self protection.
“TERMINATOR” was written throughout a soul crushing darkish time in the course of the quarantine amid private turmoil and violence towards AAPI group and seniors, Terminator is a goodbye letter to somebody they liked. The observe is impressed by Terminator 2’s T-1000 Liquid Steel. Below strain and assault, he melts all the way down to an amorphous mimetic polyalloy puddle, however reforms himself stronger than ever, and is sort of not possible to kill. Wu wrote this track in order that followers and listeners may supercharge on braveness and hope at any time when going by darkish, unsure occasions. The observe is to be launched with a set of transferring sequences, TERMINATOR:DYNASTY in collaboration with photographer and video artist IZZO illustrating 6 WAYS TO DIE. It explores bodily and psychological ache as a method of launch and pleasure, perceived energy dynamics, and the way in which our existence, humanity and worthiness lives on in all the things we love and contact, and can’t be diminished to our accomplishments.
Written with the intention to permit listeners to let their creativeness run wild, Wu hopes her music creates little escapes from actuality for anybody that’s in search of a mini trip. Having been topped LA Weekly’s ‘Finest Indie Pop Band of 2019’, in addition to touchdown acclaim from the likes of Billboard, NPR, LADYGUNN, amongst others, Polartropica is an artist to look at.
The creative journey of Kailaya started in her hometown of Los Angeles, combining her skills as a singer, songwriter, and dancer. As a toddler, she liked to specific herself by motion and began taking dance courses with a bunch of older, a lot stronger dancers. She progressed quick with the assistance of her ballet instructor and discovered by instance that perseverance and arduous work repay. From early on, Kailaya discovered to take criticism with gratitude, however she at all times stayed true to her personal method of telling her tales by choreography and improvisation. She additionally started taking piano classes and practiced relentlessly day by day, instructing her endurance, self-discipline, and consistency. Quickly after discovering excessive heels and pole dancing, Kailaya embraced her physique and sexuality on her phrases.
In class, she expressed curiosity in theater and performing arts and was turned on to poetry by a fabulous literature instructor. Seeing the sweetness and energy of phrases, Kailaya indulged in writing which introduced her a number of wins in poetry contests. Like many writers, Kailaya discovered artwork as a inventive outlet when she started combating despair. Taking what she knew from years of writing poetry, Kailaya turned to songwriting as an escape. Realizing that each disappointment and pleasure have been a part of life, she allowed her feelings, each good and unhealthy, to drive her writing and because of this, Kailaya discovered her voice.