Chattanooga’s electro-crooner ‘Dirty Blonde’ debuts new video, ‘Hands Off’
February 26, 2019
Tennessee has a lot of history with music and people across the world know it. Nashville is known as “Music City”, Memphis is the birthplace of Rock and Roll and the home of legendary ‘Stax Records’… a label credited with helping popularize the brilliance of Southern Soul and Gospel sounds. Yet, Chattanooga is no outlier… having produced the iconic Soul group, The Impressions, prior to their relocation to Chicago. The sentiment of music heritage is still alive and well in Tennessee… and Chad Caroland contributes to this sentiment in a modern-day sense with Dirty Blonde.
Dirty Blonde comes by way of Chad incorporating Alternative R&B style lyricism and Synthpop influenced production. However; Dirty Blonde comes around with a much more textured and sleeker sound on the new single/music video, “Hands Off”. The production of the music video and the song come along with the help of two fellow Chattanooga Residents, videographer ‘Davy Granberry’ and producer ‘Summer Dregs’.
The new track is from Dirty Blonde’s upcoming EP, “BLUEBLOOD, Vol. 2”, which will be available on all platforms come April 19th. The song itself promotes a gradual shift into a darker, more emotive sound in comparison to Dirty Blonde’s synthy debut project, ‘Chasing Skies’. The music video for “Hands Off” provides a fragile ambiance surrounding the pressures of uncertainty as a young person. The anxieties of self-doubt as a whole. All of these aspects showcase a musician trying to expand their craft sonically whilst developing wholly as an artist.
Be sure to stream “Hands Off” on Friday March 1st on all platforms and check out the music video via the link below. Dirty Blonde’s debut LP ‘Chasing Skies’ is provided below as well.
Cage The Elephant just dropped a new song titled ‘Ready To Let Go’
January 31, 2018
Our favorite Kentucky rockers have just released a new song titled, ‘Ready To Let Go’. Additionally, the band has shared a video directed by frontman Matt Shultz. The band has also announced that their upcoming album will be titled ‘Social Cues’ and will be released on April 19th. The very anticipated record will be the follow-up to their Grammy-winning 2015 album ‘Tell Me I’m Pretty’. One of the tracks on the album titled ‘Night Running’ will feature Beck. Watch the video and stream the song below.
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Nilüfer Yanya is fascinatingly idiosyncratic on ‘Heavyweight Champion Of The Year’
November 14, 2018
2018 has been a big year for Nilüfer Yanya, with a nomination from BBC for the Sound of 2018 and an international tour as an opening act for Interpol and Sharon Van Etten. It’s no secret why her talent is being recognized; Yanya’s guitar-propelled narratives and unique, mixed timbre of “Plant Feed,” her debut EP, easily entrance any listener. “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year,” the artist’s newest single, is no exception to this vulnerability, but distinguishes itself through the use of her full vocal register, from the crooning ooh’s of the intro to the jagged vocal breaks of the chorus. Despite its prosaic title, the track is Yanya’s most complex to date, trading in the traditional verse-chorus-bridge-chorus structure for a simple refrain and outro. Accompanied by Mitski-like viscerality with breathy desperation and blunt one-liners like “Game over I’m/ Heartbroken, and/ I gave you up,” Yanya leaves no doubt as to why you need to watch her in 2019.
Jack White has revealed visuals for his single ‘Corporation’
White released his third studio album ‘Boarding House Ranch’ on March 23rd, ,’Corporation’ is one of the songs featured on the record. The video for this song was directed by Jodeb and is action-packed. Previously he released videos for his songs ‘Connected By Love’ and ‘Over and Over and Over’. Jack White is currently on tour in support of his album, he will be visiting an array of cities in North America and Europe throughout August and September. Check out all the dates here. Read our review of ‘Boarding House Ranch’ here.
Summerfest takes place every year at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, WI. The festival was established in 1968 and to this day Summerfest continues to unite thousands of people every year for 11 days filled with music, food, and fun. Over the years the festival has experienced so much growth and today is recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival”. With over 1,000 performances, 12 stages, and an attendance of 850,000 people yearly it is no doubt that it is the largest. The festival hosts the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent, and local favorites making it an event that caters to everyone’s tastes.
On June 27th Imagine Dragons stopped by Summerfest to headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheatre. Imagine Dragons are currently on tour in support of their 2017 album ‘Evolve’ however they recently released a track featuring Kygo titled ‘Born To Be Yours’. All tour dates can be found here.
Youth Gallery release clip for their song, ‘Off My Mind’
Cape Town garage rockers Youth Gallery recently released their debut EP titled ‘Tv Yellow’. The video they have shared is for their song ‘Off My Mind’, that was released as a part of the EP. The band previously shared visuals for their song ‘Wait’, check it out here. Listen to the 4 track EP below and be sure to follow the band on Instagram for updates here.
Arcade Fire has just released a video for their song ‘Chemistry’ that was released as a part of their 2017 album ‘Everything Now’. The music video was directed by Ray Tintori but was animated by Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty). Their previous video was a short film titled ‘Money + Love’. Arcade Fire are booked for a few European dates this month, check them out here.
Youth Gallery released a new EP and a video for their song ‘Wait’
Youth Gallery are a Cape Town based indie duo you should most definitely be looking out for. They just recently shared their second EP titled ‘Tv Yellow’. In support, the band has also shared visuals for ‘Wait’, one of the songs off the EP. ‘Tv Yellow’ features 4 new tracks, listen to them below and on all other streaming services here.