king ropes, “california stars”

king ropes, “california stars”

Psychedelic-laced rock band King Ropes releases their latest video today for their enigmatic track “California Stars” from Gravity and Friction, and we’ve got the exclusive premiere. Created by Keith Hernandez and Dave Hollier, the video utilizes a large portion of found footage. It’s an exquisite reel, and we’re impressed with the quality of the footage, so many years after it was shot. Take a peek below!

CALIFORNIA STARS
clark flipped his hayrig into the river
lucinda singing trying to save his soul
i did some time there in the devil’s half acre
lucinda singing trying to save my soul
now i can’t shake the feeling i’m running out of time
i can’t shake the feeling i’m running out of time
becky left brooklyn a three time loser
setting her sights on those california stars
she got hung up here in the bitteroot valley
gave not one more thought to those california stars
those california stars they shine and shine
those california stars they shine and shine
becky’s still standing here in wild eyed wonder
at the land and the water and wide open skies
and all of the wrong turns that finally brought her here
to clark who left his mark on pipeorgan bridge
i can’t shake the feeling i’m running out of time
i can’t shake the feeling i’m running out of time
i can’t shake the feeling i’m running out of time
those california stars were yours
those california stars were yours
those california stars were yours and mine

Keep up with King Ropes here.

rum river cult, “strangers now”

rum river cult, “strangers now”

Portland-based three piece Rum River Cult – comprised of Sarah Parson, Jed Overly, and Colin Ringkamp – is giving us a run for our money with their new single “Strangers Now”. We’ve got the exclusive premiere, and this smoky, fun, gorgeous sonic landscape is something you do not want to pass up on. As an edgy guitar riff sets in, Parson’s reverb-filled vocals make an impact. The song explodes into a beautiful, psychedelic journey that will almost intrinsically force you to dance. So get those moves ready, and check it out now!

Rum River Cult will play the Davis Music Festival this weekend. “Strangers Now” will hit all streaming platforms June 19th. Keep up with Rum River Cult here.

angela kinczly, “s i l e n t”

angela kinczly, “s i l e n t”

Paulo Fassoli just directed one of the most exquisite music videos we have seen in a while. Softly, Angela Kinczly serenades us with her haunting vocals, closeups of different angles of her face featured prominently throughout the duration of the visual. Natural patterns are layered in, and color is utilized toward the end to create an even more intense visual experience.

Attention to detail makes this an absolute masterpiece.

Keep up with Angela Kinczly here.

julie haven, “see me cry”

julie haven, “see me cry”

Detroit-based pop musician Julie Haven has put an intense amount of emotion into her latest single, as clearly indicated in its title “See Me Cry”. The first track of her upcoming EP hits the airwaves today, and we have your exclusive first listen! With a theatrical sense to it all, Haven has drawn from 80s and 90s influences to create a soundscape that will have you belting the lyrics out your window any day now.

Check it out here!

Keep up with Julie Haven here.

2012 bid adieu, we died in 2012: this is hell

2012 bid adieu, we died in 2012: this is hell

Multi-talented arts collective 2012 Bid Adieu is coming in HOT with their new nine track album We Died in 2012: This is Hell. Both the collective’s name and the album name originated with their claim that the world actually ended in 2012 and we might just be living in “a hell masquerading as normality.” We can’t necessarily argue that on a day-to-day basis, but we can say that the unique sounds and beautiful vocals captured within this work are at least a temporary escape from said hell. There is a groove-worthy undertone to the majority of the tracks, and they seem to capture an emotion more than anything as the instrumentals weave in and out.

After listening to this release, you’ll fall in love with 2012 Bid Adieu, as they have created a sonic landscape that is truly genre-less, something people of their generation can lean into. The openness and fluidity of the group itself – with their non-exclusive list of contributors and art forms – is an exquisite thing to witness. Take a listen below.

TRACKLISTING
01. Weird Place
02. Laced With Love For My Girl
03. Friends
04. Out The Window
05. Alot2unpack.zip
06. y2k12
07. D’angelo Type beat
08. Calours
09. Something To Tell You

Keep up with 2012 Bid Adieu here.

rainne, “dirty little dream”

rainne, “dirty little dream”

What mood did you wake up in this morning? Because we guarantee pop outfit RAINNE‘s new track “Dirty Little Dream” will completely transform you. (Bold claim. We know.) We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the new track, which is replete with the sultry vocals of bandmates Annie Dingwall
and Justin Klunk and an attitude we know you can’t resist. Admits Annie of the track:

Seductive, dark, and clever, ‘Dirty Little Dream’ explores the possibility that your wildest dreams may not be what you’d expect. At first glance, it’s a seductive song engulfed in passion, but upon further listening, maybe that’s only part of the story.

So press “play,” and jam into the dark hours of this beautiful summer day.

Check out the song on your favorite platform and keep up with RAINNE here.