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Koe Wetzel - Sellout

KOE WETZEL RELEASES NEW ALBUM – SELLOUT

Today, genre-bending artist Koe Wetzel has released his third LP Sellout via Columbia Records. The album comes alongside an official video for new single “Cold & Alone,” which was directed by George Nienhuis and stars Wetzel as he experiences the mixed emotions that come with the demise of a relationship. Watch HERE. Produced by long-time collaborator Taylor Kimball, Sellout also includes previously released tracks “Good Die Young,” “Kuntry & Wistern,” and “Sundy or Mundy.” See full tracklisting below.

Last week, Wetzel announced that he and Read Southall will co-headline a mini acoustic tour next month along with Austin Meade who is slated to open each night. The run of shows kick off December 8 at Oklahoma City’s The Criterion where the two headliners will share a stage and trade off playing songs from their respective discographies to a limited capacity live audience. Visit https://koewetzelmusic.com/ for tickets and more information.

The Texas-born singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer continues to unapologetically trail blaze between grunge, country, Americana, and damn near everything else under the sun on Sellout. From 2015 up until signing with Columbia Records this summer, Wetzel quietly sold over 200,000 units independently and went from playing bars with chicken wire in front of the stage to hosting and headlining his own music festival. With over 485 million streams and video views to date, Wetzel continues to build his diehard audience.

His 2017 debut Noise Complaint became a phenomenon powered by “February 28, 2016” [25.5 million Spotify streams], “Something To Talk About” [20.6 million Spotify streams], “Love” [16.1 million Spotify streams], “Fuss & Fight” [14.4 million Spotify streams], and more. The momentum continued with 2019’s Harold Saul High and its singles “Ragweed” [13.8 million Spotify streams] and “Forever” [10.8 million Spotify streams] as more sold-out shows ensued. Following a tireless grind, Wetzel surprise-released the 2020 anthem “Kuntry & Wistern,” which exploded right out of the gate trending on Apple Music. Wetzel followed with “Sundy or Mundy” in July, marking his first release with Columbia Records, which garnered praise from Rolling Stone who called the song “a mesmerizing tune.”

Sellout is available HERE.

Sellout Tracklist:

  1. Pre-Sellout
  2. Kuntry & Wistern
  3. Cold & Alone
  4. Crying From The Bathroom
  5. The Fiddler
  6. Lubbock
  7. SideChick
  8. Drug Problem
  9. Outcast
  10. Sundy or Mundy
  11. Good Die Young
  12. Drunk Driving
  13. FGA
  14. Post-Sellout

Acoustic Tour Dates:

12/08   Oklahoma City, OK The Criterion

12/09   Dallas, TX               Southside Ballroom

12/10   Corpus Christi, TX  Concrete Street Amphitheater

12/11   Houston, TX            White Oak Music Hall

12/12   San Antonio, TX      Cowboys Dancehall

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Instrument illustration by Ivory Rowen for 360 Magazine

Disney Guitar Playlist

Toy Story, Frozen, and Cinderella fans rejoice because Walt Disney Records offers your favorite songs in mellow Disney Guitar tracks. Disney Guitar features classic Disney songs in seven themed collections: Lullaby, Love, Chill, Calm, Motivation, Happy and Breathe. Each album is individually produced by Aron Forbes, Jason Mater, Simon Oscroft, Parkwild and Nick Pingree. In Disney Guitar albums, fans can expect perfectly adapted versions of Disney bops like “So This Is Love” or “The Bare Necessities.” But, rather than the usual tune, these collections offer melodic guitar covers. Be sure to check out the Disney Guitar Playlist here to explore all of the beautiful Disney covers.

flor reimagined pt 2 visual

flor – reimagined pt 2

Los Angeles, CA alt-pop band flor has returned with reimagined pt 2, a collection of stripped-back recordings of ley lines opener “white noise” and come out. you’re hiding track “unsaid.” reimagined pt 2 is available to stream and download starting today here via Fueled By Ramen.

flor has also shared an accompanying visual for the songs, featuring footage captured by the band and fans on their headline tour earlier this year. Watch it here.

“I started playing ‘white noise’ every time we bumped into a piano on tour earlier this year. I wanted to dive even deeper into the vulnerability and emotion in this song, and the piano was the perfect instrument to convey those feelings,” shared flor’s Zach Grace. “When we dove into ‘unsaid’, I wanted to be transported back to high school when we were just cluelessly writing songs in McKinley’s garage. We limited ourselves to just the instruments we had on hand to capture the joy and excitement of new found creativity and exploration.”

reimagined pt 2 follows flor’s reimagined EP, which was released in February and features stripped-back recordings tracks “warm blood” and “slow motion”, and a cover of Coldplay’s “yellow” featuring labelmates Misterwives.

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The First Take × Stray Kids

“The First Take,” an original series from The First Take YouTube channel dedicated to filming performances by musicians and singers in a single take, has made a special comeback to present a performance by the popular K-pop group Stray Kids for their 43rd episode. 

Stray Kids, who made their Japanese debut this year, filmed and recorded this episode remotely in Korea, a very first for The First Take. The song performed by Stray Kids, “SLUMP – Japanese ver. – ,” is the ending theme to the animated television series Kami No Tou – Tower Of God. It touches upon the theme of trials and tribulations, inspired by vocalist Han’s personal experiences. 

Bang Chan of Stray Kids commented “We’re very honored to have been selected to perform on the comeback special. I was initially a little nervous when I heard we were to be filmed singing live in one take from start to finish but I really started to enjoy myself as I got into the song. I feel as though this new experience has helped us take another positive step forward. It’s also made us want to work harder than ever at our art and we hope to show our strengths to a great number of people in the future to come. We hope our live performance video on The First Take will give people encouragement and the motivation to uplift themselves.”

360 Magazine reached out to The First Take’s team to learn more about the channel.

In a nutshell, what is The First Take about?

A YouTube channel that began in November 2019. With the concept, “What is ‘Music’? — approaching music with just one take,” the artists record their songs in one take, with high-quality sound and image. Right now, due to the COVID-19 situation, the artists are recording at home and private studios under the title  “The Home Take.” Even in a limited environment, the quality of the contents is maintained.

What inspired the creation of The First Take?

It took a long time for us to decide what kind of image we wanted, the direction that we have now. But along the line, we came across the idea of “having pressure like a fashion show.” This became our keywords. In a really simple setting, not only the performance but from the appearance to some talk after the show… We thought this was really cool. We knew from there that the setting had to be all white, being extremely minimal.

What kind of artists do you hope to have on The First Take?

A professional, who could do one-take performance in high-quality sound and visual. This is the key to differentiate us from all other YouTube channels.

Who do you hope to have on the show in the future?

We know that 30% of our viewers are from overseas, so we are hoping to book more diverse and international artists to appear on our channel. We hope to develop more globally in the coming days.

How can fans access the show?

We wanted to create content that cannot be done on terrestrial channels; music and visual contents that are unique to YouTube. There are various platforms on the web, but YouTube is really active at this moment. Hereon, streaming music will be the mainstream of music business. We wanted to create a YouTube channel that can reach out directly to the audience, where we can introduce great songs and artists, in a way that’s different from a TV music program.

When we recorded “Neko” by Takumi Kitamura of the DISH//, we had this feeling that it was going to work. In fact, we had a lot of great responses, and even though the song was released back in 2018, the TFT version was soon distributed online (from April). I think this is a little bit like how ‘MTV Unplugged’ worked. TFT takes time to create precise planning for the recording with the artist team. As a result, many artists decided to do a specially arranged performance for TFT. Thus the recorded music will have a new value; the video is a documentary of the recording… and the music fans love it. We were unsure about this recording style for a long time, but we can say that we were successful because we decided to do a precise and proper recording.

Since then we started to release digitally in music.

What can fans expect from The First Take?

We try not to give any specific direction. We just tell the artist to “perform like a show.” When the shooting starts, all the staff leave, and it’s just the artist in the white studio. No rules; it’s a completely free one-shot take, so naturally, there’s quite a tension.

For the recording, all we say is “please perform as usual,” and we also don’t tell them what to say to the camera. We ask them to say whatever they feel, in their own words, so some people get really nervous.

It’s not good to say this, but I feel really lucky when something happens like the artist misses the lyrics (laugh). Because it’s a result of doing it with the soul. The artist puts in all of his/her energy and heart, to give the best performance. The pressure takes the artist beyond the limit and even during the song and after the performance, the artist, the staff, everyone there is always moved by it.

We try to keep that special feel of a live performance, even though it’s a recording.

By building such experiences, we can vividly define the overwhelming power of expression that an artist has. We want the viewers to feel, not think, when they are hearing this music. That way, we think they can sense music in higher resolution. We want our viewers to get goosebumps as they watch our YouTube channel.

Watch Stray Kids’ exclusive performance for The First Take here.

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Moby Rich – Video

MOBY RICH DROPS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “friends*” FEATURING BISHOP BRIGGS

Alt-pop duo Moby Rich releases the music video for their latest single “friends*” feat. Bishop Briggs today—watch it HERE !

The video depicts a modern same-sex take on a classic tale of unrequited love among friends. The protagonist wakes up from a long night only to dream of his best friend falling in love with him. As the story unfolds, the colorful clip captures feelings of longing set to the song’s bass-heavy production, distorted guitars and powerful push-and-pull between Moby Rich and Bishop Briggs.

Of the video, Moby Rich says, “We wanted to show the journey that we all have been on when we start developing feelings for a friend. It’s an emotional rollercoaster. From not knowing how to convey how you feel to second guessing every little thing you say over text. We’ve all been there and know the gut-wrenching anxiety that comes with it. So, we wanted to show that experience and how we all navigate it within our minds and the fantasies that arise when thinking about being more than friends with a friend*.”

Bishop Briggs adds, “It felt important to have a visual for the chaotic back and forth that comes with liking someone as more than a friend. I loved the idea of including the anxiety around texting, as well as the far-fetched fantasies that can arise during this frustrating period. But we felt it was important to include that secretly hopeful feeling of ‘anything can happen’ in not only the song but also the music video.”

The band and Briggs recently gifted fans with an acoustic performance video of “friends*”—check it out HERE !

“friends*” follows the Los Angeles based duo’s recently released single “Get High”—listen to the song HERE and watch the video HERE. The band will join Weathers on their “Our Little Secret” North American tour in 2021—stay tuned for rescheduled dates to be announced soon. Moby Rich has amassed over 30 million-plus streams to date and received praise from Billboard, Funny Or Die, Noisey, Alt Press, Ones To Watch and more.

Be on the lookout for new music from Moby Rich in 2020!

ABOUT MOBY RICH:

LA two-piece Moby Rich turn melancholy song craft into bold, pop hooks and visuals. The pair—Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—relocated to LA in 2015 from Indianapolis and Atlanta respectively in search of, well, anything. In a moment of synergy, Connor began attending open mic nights around the town in which Maxwell was living. The pair serendipitously met, began writing together, and realized an identifiable sound between the two them. Writing the majority of their tracks on acoustic guitar, they sing every song in unison, a sort of whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-parts attitude, which speaks volumes of their close, almost twin-like, friendship. The first insight into Moby Rich’s unique sound comes in the shape of their 2018 breakout hit, “Yoko Ono,” a melancholy pop banger that combines the euphoria of early MGMT with the laidback beat making of N.E.R.D, which was featured on their debut, Our First EP. Following an Australian tour with Broods, the duo released their follow up, Our First Second EP, in June 2019, which includes “Oil Spill” and “Sabotage.” Hot on the heels of a North American tour with Matt Maeson last fall, the duo dropped their empowering anthem, “Loser,” which is featured in the latest installment of filmmaker Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

ABOUT BISHOP BRIGGS:

By way of her bold voice, unfiltered storytelling, and uncontainable energy, Bishop Briggs accesses and shares strength in her songs. Undergoing a transformation in the aftermath of personal turbulence, the British Los Angeles-based songstress embraces a new level of confidence on her new 2019 album, Champion. Since emerging in 2017, Bishop positioned herself to empower. Tallying 3 billion cumulative streams, she earned a platinum certification for her breakthrough single “River.” Meanwhile, her 2018 full-length debut, Church of Scars, made its way to the Top 10 on the Billboard Albums Chart. In its wake, praise came from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, NPR, and more. Known for seismic and stage-shaking performances, she not only sold out two headline tours, but she also ignited Coachella and Lollapalooza as well as American Idol and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Among other accolades, she garnered a nod in the category of “MTV Push Artist of the Year” at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards and contributed a striking rendition of INXS’s “Never Tear Us Apart” to the Fifty Shades Freed trailer and soundtrack. Fresh off the release of her new album, with more music on the way, 2020 is set to be Bishop’s biggest year yet.

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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS:

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more.

Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Karol G) and Hollywood Records (Zendaya). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), Lionsgate (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films during 2017 in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production is the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

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Mae Muller – Video

MAE MULLER RELEASES “I DON’T WANT YOUR MONEY” (ACOUSTIC) AND ACCOMPANYING VIDEO TODAY WATCH/LISTEN HERE COMBINED GLOBAL STREAMS OF MULLER’S SONGS SURPASS 67 MILLION 

“Unapologetic, self-assured and fiercely independent, Mae Muller is the next big British sensation.” – PAPER

Today Mae Muller shares ‘I Don’t Want Your Money (Acoustic)’ and its accompanying video. Self-shot in isolation, the dreamlike visual plays out the lyrics to the track displayed as Mae’s thoughts, while Jimmy Napes accompanies her on the guitar. Watch the video, which premiered today on YouTube, HERE. The original single, co-written by Muller and produced by Jimmy Napes, (Sam Smith, Khalid, Alicia Keys) showcases Muller’s stripped back vocals, sharply juxtaposed with her fierce lyrics- a distinct reminder of her status as an independent young woman.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the track she explains, “I wrote ‘I Don’t Want Your Money’ just under 2 years ago now, and I’m so happy it’s finally out! I just wanted to show that there are other ways to be treated, rather than just materialistically, especially if you make your own money! I’m financially independent so you have to find other ways to impress me, I don’t need anything else apart from love and affection. Treat me with respect and we’re GOOD.” Hailed as “a clear pop sensation in the making” by Wonderland and the “new queen” by NYLON, Muller’s music pairs self-assured lyrics with strong narratives and entwined soulful pop melodies – a style that is quickly cementing the young London-based artist as a spokeswoman of her generation.

“I know what I want to say, and I know what the message is that I want to get across,” says Muller. “I want women and young girls going through hard shit to put on my songs and feel better. We’re going through this together.” Released last month, the official “I Don’t Want Your Money” video was self-shot by Muller on her iPhone at home and directed remotely by Sophie Muller (No Doubt, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Beyoncé). Watch it HERE. Combined global streams of Muller’s song are approaching 70 million.

“I Don’t Want Your Money” comes on the heels of her early 2020 single, “Therapist,” which landed on over 45 Spotify playlists as well as Apple Music’s A-List Pop, In My Room, Future Hits and more.

WHAT THE PRESS HAS TO SAY ABOUT MAE MULLER… 

“London singer Mae Muller rules.” – The FADER

“Mae Muller’s witty and brutally honest lyrics set her apart from her peers…” – GQ   

“Sound the horns because a new queen is here.” – NYLON

“A clear pop sensation in the making…” – Wonderland

“Expect an abundance of attitude…” – TheGuardian

Photo Credit: Rosaline Shahnavaz 

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Evan Giia – Focus Video

EVAN GIIA SHARES ACOUSTIC VERSION OF “FOCUS”

Video Features Moving Performance By GIIA At Boston Harbor

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EVAN GIIA takes her already-contemplative single “FOCUS” and cuts even closer to the bone in a new version of the track, released today by Astralwerks. “FOCUS” (Acoustic), which finds GIIA accompanied simply by guitar, marks the first time she has released an acoustic version of one of her songs. Download / stream HERE. GIIA filmed the video for “FOCUS” (Acoustic) while quarantining at her parents’ home in rural Massachusetts. Drafting her brother to shoot the clip, GIIA settled on a stunning location at the edge of nearby Boston Harbor and delivered an intimate, incredibly vulnerable performance of “FOCUS” at dusk.

View the video, which premiered earlier today on Euphoria, HERE. Hailed as “an inspired anthem with a feel-good message” by V Magazine, “FOCUS” is the latest in a series of singles GIIA has released since signing to Astralwerks. Wonderland said, “We defy you to listen to [‘SIDELINES’]… and not feel your heart tempo kick up a few notches.” The New Nine said, “EVAN GIIA is the new cool girl to keep on your radar…’Switch Off’ is upbeat, pulsing and sure to be on repeat on your playlists.” Earmilk observed, “EVAN GIIA is the gutsy, barnstorming pop singer making quite a splash with her unique sonic panache and kinetic live persona.” Earlier this month, GIIA headlined the Saturday night of Proximity/Brownies and Lemonade’s Digital Mirage virtual festival.

The Brooklyn-based, Berklee College of Music alumna has performed at Firefly, Bonnaroo, Coachella, CRSSD and Los Angeles State Historic Park and shared stages with the likes of ODESZA, Jai Wolf and Big Wild. A classically trained opera singer, GIIA’s voice adds a distinctive touch to her electronic pop crossover sound. She made her recording debut on the MEMBA track “Heat of the Moment,” featuring alongside Hoosh. The song was named Single of the Week by BBC Radio 1. Released by ODESZA’S Foreign Family Collective in 2018, GIIA’s breakout single “WESTWORLD” and the accompanying music video propelled her to #1 on Hype Machine. Combined global streams of the song now exceed 10 million. Since the release of “WESTWORLD,” GIIA has been in sessions with Hudson Mohawke, Georgia Ku, Nate Campany, Kyle Shearer, Chris Lyon, RITUAL, OjiVolta, Kate Morgan, CHVRCHES, What So Not, Matias Mora and Larzz.

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS:

Established in 1993 in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of Caroline Records staffers who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the nascent electronic and ambient scene. Now based at the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Astralwerks has emerged as a modern, artist-first label and the #1 market share leader for dance/electronic music in the U.S. Combining a scalable, independent and global-thinking ethos with the ability to tap into the resources of a major label has enabled Astralwerks to sign such artists as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, ZHU and Alesso. As a testament to its pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many others. The label has also released such massive singles as the 5x Platinum “Happier” by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s “Losing It.”

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Loren Gray – Cake (Acoustic)

Today, self-made phenomenon Loren Gray released “Cake” (Acoustic) video, a sparkling, stripped-down version of her new single. She shot the video at home with virtual accompaniment from her producers, The Wavys, performing from their patio.

Before she had even turned 18, Loren had racked up over 100 million cumulative global streams of her songs. “Cake” has already upped that tally by two million since its release last month. The official video, which has more than one million views, captured Loren and best friends Ariel Martin, Tati McQuay, Brooke Kier, and Erika Marosi baking and glamming it up in anticipation of their Zoom Girls Night In party.

To celebrate the release of “Cake” – and World Baking Day – Loren took over the Tasty TikTok and baked their classic chocolate cake.

Watch the video for “Cake” (Acoustic) here.