Brooklyn-based artist Mothica (Mackenzie Ellis) tackles the uncertainty of a fresh relationship in her latest single ‘Sometimes’. Pumping with hard-hitting production straddling the lines of Hip-Hop, pop and bass, the tune is a certified smash that will have your head bobbing from start to end. ‘Sometimes’ is taken from Mothica’s forthcoming second EP ‘Heavy Heart’.
As music legends Blondie gear up for the release of their new album ‘Pollinator’, they have shared the video for their latest single ‘Long Time’. Still maintaining their undeniably cool factor, the band perform the track in sometimes stark black and white clips whilst other scenes feature shots of NYC. ‘Long Time’ is directed by Dikayl Rimmasch. Check it out.
When it comes to music on the heavier sound of punk, drone and more, NYC punk duo Sharkmuffin have no problem delivering it to the fullest. With their new album ‘Tsuki’ landing May 5th via Little Dickman Records, the Brooklyn band have shared a new song entitled ‘Scully Is A Sharkmuffin’. A powering blast of sludge-thundering rock, streaking guitars and echoing screams help drive this haunting bit that hits you like a blow to the chest. Below is a stream of ‘Scully Is A Sharkmuffin’. Have a listen.
Brooklyn-based duo Little Person have dropped another easing single entitled ‘Perfect Girls’. The track follows their recent tune ‘Solemn Is The Only Word’, which are both taken from the group’s forthcoming EP ‘I Feel Fine’, scheduled to land April 3rd. Like their past breezy work, ‘Perfect Girls’ is a drenched in sunny melodies, perfect for a warming climate that is sure to come with the new season. Have a listen.
New York City duo GHXST released their ‘Perish’ EP last month, a heavy placing of grunge, noise, psych and more. Bringing forth their latest video ‘Waiting for the Night’, the self-directed visuals include the two trekking from train tracks to a motel, whilst other clips feature singer Shelley X performing the song in front of projections. You can watch the video down below.
On the New York side of things, Brooklyn band Sharkmuffin have been dropping a load of excellent punk, noise and garage rock tracks for a number of years. Their 2013 debut EP ‘She-Gods of Champagne Valley’ was an energetic marathon of raw and in your face garage that was jumping with force and attitude. That same year they also dropped the ‘1097’ EP. 2015 saw the release of Sharkmuffin’s debut LP ‘Chartreuse’, further imprinting their core sound which featured a modern day punk fury mixed with classic elements of the genre.
Breanna Barbara has been wowing music lovers and magazines alike for quite a number of years now. The Florida-raised, NYC-based stunner has been dishing out a garage/blues-mixed sound that is blazing with excitement. Now Barbara turns up the heat even more with her cover of Melanie Safka’s cut ‘Some Say (I Got Devil)’. Just as razor sharp as the original version, the song is a taster as we patiently await her forthcoming LP ‘Mirage Dreams’, which is produced by Andrija Tokic. You can stream ‘Some Say (I Got Devil)’ down at the bottom.
NYC artist Computer Magic has recorded a cover of World Party’s 1993 tune ‘Is It Like Today?’. According to her Facebook page, the idea to create a version of the track was inspired by a news article regarding the Syrian city Aleppo. Also using the record as a means of helping, the proceeds from the sales of the track will go to Doctors Without Borders. Have a listen. Read more […]
Brooklyn singer RÉN has shared her latest single entitled ‘Give It All Up’. The tropical pop song is a whale of a tune that explodes with dancehall drums, catchy pop melodies and tingling synths, with RÉN finding herself turning up the heat and then some. She is definitely an act who’s going to be doing big things in 2017, just watch. Listen to ‘Give It All Up’ down at the bottom. Read more […]
Hip-Hop legends A Tribe Called Quest have released their final album ‘We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service’. The NYC-bred group who helped to usher in a new sound of Hip-Hop during the 90s, are an intricate part of what many fans considering the golden age of the genre. After suffering a traumatic loss of Tribe member Phife Dawg on March 22nd of this year, ‘We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service’ is not only their last release but a celebration of his life. The album includes guests appearances by Andre 3000, long tiem collaborator and friend Busta Rhymes, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White and more. The new LP features all four members of A Tribe Called Quest (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi). You can stream the album below.