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Coin – Make It Stop

COIN UNVEIL CONCEPTUAL VIDEO FOR RECENTLY RELEASED MAKE IT STOP

NEW EP INDIGO-VIOLET OUT NOW

Alt-pop trio COIN unveil their latest music video today for Make It Stop, off of their recently released EP, Indigo-Violet. The dual-screened conceptual video chooses seemingly unintentional short clips that cleverly match the song’s lyrical content. Click HERE to watch!

About the meaning behind the song, lead singer Chase Lawrence said, “thirty minutes before going on stage in Kansas City, I got a phone call. I found out my dad had cancer. This day made me realize how fragile it all is. We continue to fine tune our machines to work better and run faster until we’ve built them so well that there’s no stopping them. I’m not asking for a change or a time machine, but every now and then, it’s important to even acknowledge what’s actually important: living.”

Make It Stop is the third video from the band’s newest EP Indigo-Violet. COIN additionally dropped videos for track Sort It Out and lead EP single, You Are The Traffic over the last few months. Upon release, both tracks found their way onto Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday playlist. And to date, You Are The Traffic has received over 1.4 million streams.

Indigo-Violet it’s the first of a 3-part project called Rainbow MixTape, each conceptualized by moods represented by the colors in the title. The EP’s are set to continue rolling out over the next several months.

Buy/Stream Indigo-Violet HERE.

COIN was also recently featured on Louis the Child’s new song Self Care, which marked the band’s first ever collaboration. The track has amassed up to 2 million streams since its release.
In addition, COIN is set to host a virtual concert experience on November 20th via SingleMusic. The full production, highly visual, virtual show will give listeners a chance to experience an unforgettable immersive concert from the group. Before the general sale, Spotify listeners had the chance of purchasing an exclusive poster and ticket bundle. For convenience and time zone purposes the performance will be available to watch for one week, until 9pm ET on November 27th. Click HERE to purchase tickets!

Stay tuned for more releases from COIN coming soon!

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LOUIS THE CHILD – NEW SINGLE “SELF-CARE” WITH MUSIC VIDEO

Today, Chicago-bred production duo Louis The Child releases their brand-new single entitled “Self-Care” with alt-pop band, COIN, along with the music video. Fresh off the heels of their recently released 19-track mixtape, Candy 2, “Self-Care” with COIN is an upbeat, feel-good song that encourages the practice of self-love and the idea that it is acceptable for people to take care of their own needs and to not sacrifice personal well-being in order to please others. Louis The Child’s “Self-Care” with COIN is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.

Louis The Child says about the track, “When COIN sent us the demo for ‘Self-Care,’, we loved it. It had an infectious, funky vibe and a beautiful message. We were immediately stoked to add our drums, synths, instruments and arrangement ideas and turn the song into a jam! We’re excited for you to hear it. Turn it up and dance!”

COIN notes, “This year, we tried to stop looking left and right before crossing the street (metaphorically). Trust yourself – others won’t until you do. Remove fear and judgment, this year, and maybe forever find inner light and love to beam out to the world. Free your mind. Do it for yourself. The chorus vocal is an iPhone voice memo backstage at a festival in Memphis — mindlessly free. We felt this was perfectly fitting for COIN’s first ever collaboration.”

Click HERE to watch the music video for “Self-Care” with COIN.

About Louis The Child

Louis The Child float through electronic, pop, and alternative with wide-eyed wonder, adventurous spirit, and the elation of being present. Since 2013, the Chicago-bred duo—Freddy Kennett and Robby Hauldren—have popped off as a phenomenon streamed upwards of 600 million times and endorsed by pop royalty such as Taylor Swift and Lorde. “Go” notably soundtracked an Apple iPad commercial in 2017, while their breakthrough “Better Not” with WAFIA earned a gold certification from the RIAA and powered the 2018 Kids At Play EP. Along the way, the boys packed hallowed venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO and New York’s Terminal 5 where they sold out a three-night stand. In addition, Louis The Child made explosive appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and beyond. Not to mention, they garnered acclaim from Billboard, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, Hypebeast, Dancing Astronaut, covered the Summer 2020 Issue of DJ Times, and more. In 2020, they unveil their full-length debut the aptly titled Here For Now [Interscope]. Over the course of the record, the group deliver 14 anthemic affirmations of a universal truth, including “Every Color” with Foster The People, “Little Things” with Quin XCII and Chelsea Cutler, and the single “Big Love” with EarthGang.

About COIN

Since the arrival of their 2016 breakthrough single “Talk Too Much,” COIN have continually turned out sublimely catchy alt-pop, equally built on effervescent hooks and an understated complexity. With that dynamic earning them a passionate following, the Nashville-based trio have spent much of the past few years bringing their sing-along-heavy live set to frenzied crowds all across the globe. On their latest album, Dreamland, COIN embraced their pop instincts more fully than ever, dreaming up some of their most sonically adventurous yet emotionally direct batch of songs to date.

COIN is currently gearing up to release their new EP Indigo-Violetout on October 22nd. Additionally, it’s the first of a 3-part project called Rainbow MixTape, each conceptualized by moods represented by the colors in the title. The EP’s are set to continue rolling out over the next several months.

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flor – lmho

Alt-pop band flor has unveiled an official music video for their latest single lmho.

flor has had quite the exciting 2020. Singer/guitarist Zach Grace, bassist Dylan Bauld, guitarist McKinley Kitts, and drummer Kyle Hill released their EP reimagined earlier this year. reimagined features stripped-down recordings of fan-favorite tracks like unsaid, white noise, warm blood, and slow motion. Additionally, the EP includes a cover of Coldplay featuring label-mates MisterWives. Watch the track’s official music video, which premiered on Billboard.

In September 2019 flor released their sophomore full-length ley lines. Singles from ley lines including slow motion and dancing around received praise from publications including Nylon, Ones to Watch, and Earmilk. The reign of ley lines concluded in March when flor wrapped their second US headline tour.

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New Single by flor – lmho

Alt-pop band flor has released a new standalone single entitled lmho. The track marks the first new original music from the critically acclaimed quartet since their 2019 sophomore album, ley lines. lmho is available to stream and download starting today HERE via Fueled By Ramen. Watch a lyric video for the song HERE.
“lmho was written around the time come out. you’re hiding was completed. Most of my lyrics try to look at the bright side, but this song had no barriers. I was simply spilling my sadness, confusion, and heartache into our music, shared flor frontman Zach Grace. There are points in our lives where we feel completely out-of-control and stuck, and I did my best to be honest with myself and write exactly how I was feeling. Four years later, and our world is at a halt. Some of these feelings have a way of coming back again.”
Earlier this year, flor released their reimagined EP. Which features stripped-down recordings of fan-favorite tracks including unsaid, white noise, warm blood, and slow motion. Additionally, the EP includes a cover of Coldplay’s yellow featuring label-mates MisterWives. Watch the track’s official music video, which premiered on Billboard, HERE.
flor’s sophomore full-length ley lines was released in September, 2019, and is available physically and digitally HERE via Fueled By Ramen. Singles including slow motion and dancing around received praise from Nylon, Ones to Watch, and Earmilk, and were prominently featured on playlists including Today In Music on Apple Music, Brand New Music on Amazon Music, and New Music Friday on Spotify. Also, singer/guitarist Zach Grace and bassist Dylan Bauld co-produced ley lines. In addition, guitarist McKinley Kitts and drummer Kyle Hill helped over several writing sessions.
In March, flor wrapped their second US headline tour in support of ley lines. The trek followed the band’s massive Ones To Watch Presents: flor North American tour. Which saw them perform their largest sold-out headline shows to date. flor has previously supported Paramore, Hayley Kiyoko, Walk The Moon, and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness on the road.

About flor

With their nuanced songwriting and inventive sensibilities, flor use their songs to explore feelings of longing and heartache, anxiety and self-doubt. Singer/guitarist Zach Grace, bassist Dylan Bauld, guitarist McKinley Kitts, and drummer Kyle Hill alternately magnify and brighten those feelings by dreaming up an intensely cinematic take on synth-driven alt-pop. Growing up in the tiny town of Hood River, Oregon, the band pushed forward in their career by relocating to L.A. and taking on the name flor — a word that translates to flower in Portuguese. flor soon landed a deal with Fueled By Ramen, who released their debut EP Sounds in February 2016 and debut LP come out. you’re hiding in May 2017. flor released their much anticipated sophomore album ley lines on September 6, 2019 on Fueled By Ramen.

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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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almost monday and Sofi tukker

almost monday × Sofi Tukker

Alt-pop trio almost monday have teamed up with Grammy-nominated Sofi Tukker for the remix of their debut single “broken people.” The track is available everywhere today. Click here to listen.

almost monday (vocalist Dawson Daugherty, guitarist Cole Clisby and bassist Luke Fabry) have already racked up impressive stats with nearly 2 million Spotify streams and over 653k views on YouTube following the release of their latest single “come on come on,” the energetic and genre-defying track “parking lot view” and “broken people,” which was met with praise from multiple indie outlets.

The Kollection called “broken people” an “indie-pop single showcasing Daugherty’s powerful vocal abilities aside groovy guitar licks, disco strings and a rhythmic bass line,” and the UK’s Indie Midlands said, “The Bruno Mars-like pin-sharp funk melds with a cornucopia of sumptuous MGMT-esque synths, “The Indie-rock sensibility remains at its core but it has a layer of good-times and beach-party bristling on top.”

The band tapped Sofi Tukker for the remix to put a throbbing, ‘90s house-inspired jungle pop spin on the track. almost monday’s debut material artfully mines such influences as David Bowie, Gorillaz, Justice, and Prince while revealing the many eclectic elements that inspired them to make music: Cole’s passion for rock (sparked in part by attending countless blink-182 and Foo Fighters shows as a kid), Luke’s longtime love of The Beatles, and Dawson’s childhood exposure to seminal alt-rock bands like U2 and The Smiths.

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Brakence – sauceintherough

The “self-care punk” artist and producer Brakence releases his new song “sauceintherough” today via Columbia Records. Listen to the lively track here.

The 18-year-old Columbus, OH native self-released his debut full length album punk2 earlier this year. With Brakence’s unique brand of pop music blends elements of punk, alternative and trap, the album is filled with infectious songs like today’s “sauceintherough.” The new song is included in the rerelease of his debut album punk2, which features breakout tracks “fuckboy” as well as “fwb” and “dropout.”

Listen to punk2 here.

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Glass Animals New Song “Heat Waves”

Glass Animals releases new single “Heat Waves” in anticipation of their new album Dreamland, coming out August 7th

Watch the “Heat Waves” music video here and listen to the new single here

“Heat Waves” is the brand-new single from Glass Animals. Taken from their fast approaching third album Dreamland, “Heat Waves” is out now on Republic Records. Dreamland will now be released on August 7th, delayed in order to respect and support the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.

Bursting with all the wonderful tricks that we have come to expect from Glass Animals’ enigmatic frontman and producer Dave Bayley, “Heat Waves” is the introspective summer hit within Dreamland. A scorching, bass-heavy pop-trip, “Heat Waves” is a distorted Glass Animals love song, exploring how relationships can blur your personality and change you in ways you don’t even realize until you take a step back.

“Heat Waves” comes alongside a stunningly cinematic video, directed by Colin Read. It finds Dave Bayley meandering the deserted streets of lock-down London, as on-lookers watch him slowly make his way to an empty venue.

On making the video, Dave says, “The ‘Heat Waves’ video is a love letter to live music and the culture and togetherness surrounding it. It was filmed at the peak of the lockdown in my neighborhood in East London by the lovely people who live around me, just using their phones. These are people who are usually out at shows, in galleries, going to cinemas, etc. These venues are left empty now, and many of them will not survive. The song is about loss and longing, and ultimately realizing you are unable to save something…and this video is about that but for art, being together and human contact. Huge love and thank you’s to everyone who got involved and helped out. When everyone was leaning out of their windows filming, I felt that same sense of togetherness and spine-tingling energy that happened at live shows. It made the coldness of performing to an empty room with the band stuck on screens feel even more heart-breaking.”

Fundamentally a nostalgic memoir of his life so far, in Dreamland Bayley covers expansive and difficult ground. As a result, the brand-new album is packed full of intensely sensitive and personal experiences, none more emotional than when the band’s drummer Joe Seaward was involved in a monstrous bike accident in July 2018, which threatened his life and that of Glass Animals altogether. Born at a time of immense confusion for the band, it’s an album that truly mirrors the uncertainty of the world today.

Originally to be released in May, Glass Animals had planned to celebrate Dreamland’s arrival with two back-to-back shows at the iconic Red Rocks, supported by recent collaborator Denzel Curry. It was due to kick-off a busy 2020 that should have seen the band play venues and arenas across the globe, and celebrate the release of their new record with their fans.

However, with all of that temporarily thrown up in the air and being the extraordinarily forward-thinking band that they have always been, Glass Animals have adapted wonderfully to their new situation. From his home studio, Bayley has been creating, building, writing, performing, producing and beyond to ensure the band is constantly connecting with their international fan base, offering a host of creative distractions for people in lockdown. The video for title track “Dreamland” set the bar impressively high for what can be achieved by one person in his London flat, under remote direction. Elsewhere, Dave has recorded and released a series of covers, including a collaboration with Arlo Parks to take on Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”  In addition, their first release “Your Love (Déjà vu)” reached top 10 at Triple A and Alternative radio, while making waves with its eye-catching music video. More recently, the band has released Open Source, a website where fans can use exclusive, unreleased content to create their own music and artwork, aired their own Dreamland TV Network, and hosted Mario Kart tournaments on Twitch.

Dreamland will be released on Republic Records on August 7th and can be pre-ordered here.

About Glass Animals:

Amassing over two billion global streams to date, British four-piece Glass Animals is led by singer, songwriter and producer Dave Bayley with his bandmates and childhood friends Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer and Drew MacFarlane. Their second album, How To Be A Human Being, was one of the most critically acclaimed and widely adored records of 2016. With praise from various press outlets, including Billboard, Pitchfork, The FADER, The Guardian, The Telegraph and more, it was nominated for the Mercury Prize Album Of The Year Award in 2017. Glass Animals also made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Late Late Show with James Corden. As well as producing both of Glass Animals’ studio albums, ZABA and How To Be A Human Being, Dave has worked with a number of artists outside of the band, including 6lack, Khalid, Joey Bada$$, DJ Dahi, Flume and MorMor.

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DeathbyRomy Drops Video for “Kiss Me Goodbye”

Adding a dynamic darkness to alt-pop, buzzing Los Angeles singer and songwriter DeathbyRomy releases her brand new single “Kiss Me Goodbye” today.

Speaking of the single, DeathbyRomy said “’Kiss Me Goodbye’ was inspired by a few of my close friends’ stories about their experiences with being the ‘other girl’—a place I’m sure many of us have been in. I chose to try and take the stronger, self-assured take at telling this story by reclaiming a sense of strength and power in saying goodbye. Rather than a ‘poor me’ situation, I thought it should be a triumphant anthem for not being willing to be second best.”

On the track, glitchy beats and cinematic strings underscore confessions that feel ripped right out of a handwritten diary as she admits, “And I don’t believe you, but I wanted to.” Blurring the lines between gothic overtones, hip-hop production, and rock attitude, it culminates on the soaring send-off, “Tonight when you leave me to kiss her, will you promise to kiss me goodbye?”

Meanwhile, she filmed the haunting and hypnotic music video during quarantine. The clip begins akin to an old horror flick with ornate lettering and title cards. Its grainy footage switches like a blade between cracked mirrors, spray-paint, and vignettes of DeathbyRomy with wax tears on her face canvasing a lost Los Angeles landscape.

“Kiss Me Goodbye” arrives on the heels of her 2019 EP Love u – to Death. The EP’s single, “Problems,” tallied over 38 million global streams and incited unanimous tastemaker applause. Alt Press claimed DeathbyRomy is “well on her way to alt-pop domination,” while tmrw Magazine wrote, “there is no doubt she is made for big things.” LADYGUNN described her as “one of a kind,” saying that “when it comes to musical and style aesthetics there is no one in the game quite like her.”

Watch the music video HERE.

ABOUT DEATHBYROMY:

Singer, songwriter, and dark-pop provocateur DeathbyRomy pays attention to every last detail. She pours both pain and euphoria into her catchy but heavy music, pitting electronic melodies and propulsive beats against hypnotic vocals and deeply personal lyrics. Now 20 years old, the Los Angeles-born Romy Flores wrote her first song at age 5 and began releasing her music at 15, mining inspiration from the iconoclastic artists she was raised on (The Beatles, Björk, Kanye West, to name a few). With her 2018 debut album Monsters, she soon drew an ardent following and found countless fans turning up to her shows adorned in her signature eye makeup. Her Capitol Records debut, 2019’s Love u — to Death EP, was short but sickly sweet, emphasizing her unique interweaving of rap boldness, electronic innovation, and raw rock ‘n’ roll passion. As Romy’s sound has taken shape, so has her DeathbyRomy persona: the Harajuku punk fashion, the corpsepaint-like makeup, and her hard-earned, utterly badass confidence. The lush new single “Kiss Me Goodbye” finds Romy cleverly bidding farewell to an unfaithful lover over future-forward production, refusing to be second-best to a pesky ex while dramatic drops punctuate her decision to choose herself. Stay tuned for more new music coming soon.

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ANJULIE – FUYL

ANJULIE is in the air right now.

It feels like there’s an infinite amount of things to be anxious about.

The pandemic. The environment. The economy. Being a musician with zero back up plan. Relationships. What to eat for dinner. Whether you have allergies or you’re about to die.

No matter how big or small the situation, my level of anxiety remains consistently off the charts.

The new single, “FUYL,” is about the anxiety I get when everything is going great in a relationship and I’m super into the person but I’m 100% sure I’m about to ruin it.

This is the first single off my sophomore album Loveless Metropolis.

Loveless Metropolis is about mental health, modern love, autonomy, addiction and independence. Sonically, the whole album has a sort of vintage romance vibe, but the lyrics are playful, biting and tongue in cheek.

 Watch the video for “FUYL” via YouTube

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