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SEVYN STREETER RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM DRUNKEN WORDZ SOBER THOUGHTZ

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Today, renowned, award-winning singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter releases her highly anticipated album Drunken Wordz Sober Thoughtz via TStreetz Corp/Groundwērk/eOne. The 15-track album includes star-studded features from Chris Brown, A$AP Ferg, Jeremih, Lucky Daye, BIA, and Lavis.

Leading up to the album release, Sevyn sat down with Joe Budden for a candid conversation surrounding her music, songwriting, and the industry in general (watch HERE). Earlier this year, Sevyn released seductive singles, including “Nasty Girl” feat. BIA and “Guilty” feat. Chris Brown & A$AP Ferg, which has amassed over 20 million streams, as well as the track’s luxurious video (watch HERE). 

Sevyn captivated viewers when she performed the track on the national daytime talk show The Real (watch HERE), as well as this year’s OZY Fest (watch HERE). Drunken Wordz Sober Thoughtz follows Sevyn’s critically acclaimed debut Girl Disrupted (2017).

Prior to releasing her own music as an independent artist, Sevyn established herself as a prolific songwriter, most notably for writing for Ariana Grande (“The Way”) and Chris Brown (“Yeah 3x,” “Next to You,” “Strip,” “Fine China”) as well as for Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia, Tamar Braxton and many more.

Full track list for Drunken Wordz Sober Thoughtz can be found below:

  1. End Up
  2. Fall Back feat. Lavish
  3. Guilty feat. Chris Brown & A$AP Ferg
  4. Tell It
  5. Feel A Way
  6. Nasty Girl feat. BIA
  7. Wet Dreamz Interlude
  8. Wet Dreamz feat. Jeremih
  9. In Common
  10. Change My Mind
  11. Taboo
  12. Run To
  13. Feelz feat. Lucky Daye
  14. Forever feat. Lavish
  15. Liquid Courage

NOAH KAHAN RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM I WAS / I AM TODAY

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Vermont singer and songwriter Noah Kahan releases his anxiously awaited sophomore album, I Was / I Am, today—listen HERE. The 10-track album features his newest single, “Someone Like You” feat. Joy Oladokun, accompanied by the official video also out today—watch HERE.

On the album, Noah says, “I can split my life into two parts. There is a defined and pronounced before and after within my consciousness that has become ever so clear to me in these long months of forced self-reflection. I started my journey here so fearful of changing, of losing the part of me that I felt was vital to staying grounded and unique.

Somewhere in the last few years, I’ve had to let go of that fear, and allow growth, for better or for worse, to happen. This album is about examining that growth and measuring the difference from who I was when I started and who I am still becoming now. I’ve spent 4 years touring, traveling, experiencing things I would have given limbs for when I was a kid. I’ve lost friends. I’ve made lifelong connections with people I would never have otherwise gotten a chance to meet.

I have failed so often and have had small successes that make it all worth it. I’ve fucked up, and I’ve lost people close to me. I don’t know if I’m ‘better’ or if I’ve regressed, I just know that I’ve grown. This album is about acknowledging that growth.”
 
On collaborating with Nashville singer and songwriter Joy Oladokun, Noah says, “Working with Joy on this song was one of those experiences that I’ll always remember and be grateful for. She is an incredible artist, and she was really natural on camera which made me jealous! I love her and her music and am so grateful for her involvement on this song.” Joy chimes in, saying, “When a folk-pop god like Noah Kahan calls, you come running.”
 
Noah Kahan took two years of milestones and transformed them into I Was / I Am, alongside his Busyhead collaborator and Grammy Award-winning producer Joel Little (Taylor Swift, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, Jonas Brothers, Khalid) and engineer Mark Rankin. Preserving his commitment to vivid lyricism, Noah crafted the new music with faster tempos and sweeping hooks, recharging his overall vision.
 
He says, “While writing this record, I’ve taken stock of who I am as compared to who I was when I started and what that means, for better or worse. I do have some perspective. I’ve also lost a lot. I’ve lost people close to me for different reasons. I’ve lost friendships. I lost my dog.

Those experiences haven’t necessarily hardened me, but they’ve made me incredibly grateful for what I have now. The biggest change is a little bit of clarity in terms of who I am and the person I want to end up being. The songs on the record represent a new understanding of myself.”
 
I Was / I Am features Noah’s previously released anthemic singles, “Part of Me” and “Godlight,” and “Animal,” which capture his signature storytelling and evocative lyrics. The tracks have amassed over 12 million combined streams to date and received praised from the likes of BillboardSPINEntertainment Tonight, and many more.
 
This fall, Noah will embark on the I Was / I Am North American headline tour. Kicking off in St. Louis on October 14th and running through mid-December, the tour includes shows at New York’s Webster Hall and Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, which are quickly selling out—see the complete list of tour dates below. Tickets are available now HERE.

MICHAEL BUBLÉ CHRISTMAS 2021 SUPER DELUXE 10TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION BOX SET AVAILABLE NOV. 12TH IN THE U.S. & CANADA AND NOV. 19TH GLOBALLY

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Michael Bublé’s Christmas is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the phenomenal success of his mega holiday album in grand style with the announcement today that Warner Records/Reprise Records will release an extraordinary updated package of music and holiday goodies that will be housed in a new Super Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set

The 2021 boxed set, scheduled to be released on November 12th in the U.S. and Canada and November 19th internationally, is expected to become the dream gift to give and receive this holiday season bringing new joy and light to Bublé fans everywhere.  

The boxed set will include a 7-track bonus CD with songs personally selected by the artist and featuring two newly recorded songs: the Bublé co-penned “The Christmas Sweater” and a new studio version of holiday favorite “Let It Snow!” recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London with the BBC Big Band Orchestra.

Other songs on the bonus CD include “The More You Give (The More You’ll Have)” and “Winter Wonderland” – a duet with Rod Stewart.  Additional elements in the boxed set along with the original CD include:

  • 48-Page Hardbound Book including a personal new letter from the artist to his fans
  • Individually numbered 12 x 12 lithograph
  • An exclusive green vinyl version of the original album.
  • DVD: The Making of Christmas – a full behind-the-scenes and in the studio compilation of special moments filmed during the recording of the album with frequent Bublé commentary
  • Exclusive unique Christmas ornament, plus 6 sheets of wrapping paper and 6 Christmas cards

Michael Bublé’sChristmas has sold over 16 million albums these last ten years, has had 4 billion streams (equivalent to 60 million albums), and has annually retained a #5 position on musical charts around the world. For the last ten years, the songs from Bublé’sChristmas have been omnipresent in homes, households, stores and restaurants. His voice has literally become the soundtrack to the season.   

Michael Bublé, a multi-platinum, multi-Grammy, multi-Juno award winning artist who has had four #1 albums, numerous hit singles and 8 sold out world tours, is currently concluding his concert tour in the U.S. and Mexico. Get tickets HERE

January Jane Releases Intoxicating Your Drug EP via Whiskey Vinyl/BMG

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You could say that New York City is essentially acting as a fourth member of alternative pop band January Jane. The trio that makes up the band (lead vocalist/lyricist Pat Via, guitarist Mitch Mitchell, and keyboardist Peter Scialla) all met through various gatherings in and around NYC and the band even hung out of their Midtown Manhattan studio windows with microphones to capture the sounds of the city for their Your Drug EP (out today: September 17, 2021viaWhiskey Vinyl/BMG)

January Jane  
Your Drug EP

(artwork hi -res)

1. Your Drug
2. Addicted To The Night
3. NYC
4. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
5. Versions Of You

Every track on the EP is overflowing with melodies that are at once smooth yet highly textured and seamlessly blended with unapologetically emotional lyrics with escalating chorus that reach anthemic heights. The EP carries a sneaky familiarity that is immediate and enduring. 

“These songs are the ups and downs of love, the nightlife, the city’s ability to take you places you never thought you could go,” Via exclaims.

“From the euphoria of falling head over heels, while in over your head (‘Your Drug’), to the amalgamation of endless nights in a place that truly never sleeps (‘Addicted to the Night’) and to the moment of arrival (‘NYC’) where the beginning of dreams and aspirations, the moment as you approach the skyline, you realize you’re in New York City, anything can come true.” 

Elsewhere on the EP, the “spirited” (Variety) cover of the Hall & Oates hit “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” updates the ‘80s hit by adding a modern cinematic swirl while lead single “Versions of You” features fluid melodies that has That Grape Juice calling it “one of the most dance-worthy and infectious tunes of the year.” 

“Versions of You” had spent numerous weeks on Billboard‘s Top 40 HOT AC charts and received support from the likes of MTV Spankin’ New, MTV Live, MTVU, Music Choice Hit List, Chorus.fm, and Hollywood Life, who praises it by saying it has “the energy of a supernova.” 

“The songs on this EP introduce the incredible combination of Mitch Mitchell’s riffs and melodies with Pat Via’s powerfully emotive vocals,” adds legendary musicologist/KLOS DJ Matt Pinfield (who signed January Jane to his Whiskey Vinyl label). 

“The infectious grooves on these tracks display their influences and love for ’80s rock and pop while sounding undeniably modern and perfect for the ’20s.”

While the tracks off the EP were created over a span of four or five years’ and across various time zones, Via says, they’ve always stayed true to the vision of this EP: “wanting to take the listener on a ride through our experience in New York City. These songs are ready for the resurgence of people, the incredible place we call home, and the world. Hopefully we can play our part in the soundtrack of that.”

Mitchell adds, “Our music is certainly a smörgåsbord of our lived experiences in NYC… we hope, a scrumptious and delicious representation of these events… A late-night party in New York City – champagne, Gray’s Papaya and all the fun, with none of the hangover.

These 5 songs are chock-full of emotion: exuberance, loneliness, consternation… hunger.” NYSMusic praises the band’s “consistent infectious energy” on the EP and says the exciting mixture of 80’s throwback and modern electro pop act as a “perfect soundtrack for the dancefloor and exciting midnight drive.” 
 
Initially formed as a duo after Via and Mitchell met by chance at an art gallery, the two hit it off so well that they decided to start writing music together… immediately. Their chemistry was instantly apparent as they had an outline for their first song sketched out in a mere ten minutes of their first session.

The trio was rounded out by keyboardist Peter Scialla, who they met at a private party in NYC’s trendy Meatpacking District. Scialla was playing piano at the gathering and the two were immediately drawn in and decided to play with him on the spot. As Scialla explains, “We’ve put so much into this band. Now we absolutely want to get it out there in a very big way.”
 
January Jane‘s Your Drug EP is now out via Whiskey Vinyl/BMG and can be streamed/purchased here: https://januaryjane.lnk.to/YourDrugEPJanuary Jane is currently available for interviews. 

HYPER-POP SENSATION CMTEN TAG TEAMS WITH GRIMTWEAKR FOR NEW SINGLE “TURN UR BACK ON ME”

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Today, rising hyper-pop artist CMTEN returns with new song, “turn ur back on me” feat. grimtweakr via Masked Records/Warner Records. Listen to “turn ur back on me” HERE and watch the video HERE. 

HYPER-POP SENSATION CMTEN TAG TEAMS WITH GRIMTWEAKR FOR NEW SINGLE
“TURN UR BACK ON ME”

The opening crowd cheers set the stage for the song, only to be disrupted by manic electronic transmissions and CMTEN’s intrusive thoughts, “Sit inside for the whole damn day, I don’t know what to do with my fucking life.”Grimtweakr’s reflective verse sees them coming to terms with their distressed contemplations.

The repetitive nature of the anxiety-filled chorus over glitchy feedback finds CMTEN and grimtweakr asking the rhetorical question, “Why everybody turn their back on me?” “turn ur back on me” arrives on the heels of his debut EP, MUSIC BOX, and is the first addition to a trilogy of upcoming releases.

About the song, CMTEN states, “turn ur back on me” is one of several tracks I made and posted on to an anonymous SoundCloud account. The intention of the account was to alleviate some of the pressure that having an audience creates. I wanted the whole thing to be less serious and focused than the stuff I released as CMTEN.

As such, the songs I made for the project ended up being significantly more fun for me to create. By making this song I wasn’t trying to do anything in particular; I was just making music for fun, with my friends. That’s why I love it so much.” 

In the seventies, eighties, or nineties, this story might’ve started in a garage with a guitar… However, the genre-smashing artist, songwriter, producer/mixer, vocalist, and San Francisco Bay area native unassumingly turned his University of Utah dorm room into ground zero for Glitchcore in early 2020.

Translating a passion for old school pop punk and the likes of 100 gecs, Porter Robinson and Soundcloud Rap into a sound of his own, he uploaded “NEVER MET!” and organically attracted a groundswell of support to the tune of 53 million global streams, 1 million-plus TikTok videos, and more.

The track also peaked concurrently at #1 on the Spotify Global & US Viral charts. Not to mention, his ascent has been chronicled by Rolling StonePitchfork and The Atlantic. To date, he’s gathered over 55 million streams in matter of months making CMTEN one of the most impactful and impressive underground successful stories in recent years. Brace yourself for more from CMTEN soon!

FLORA CASH RELEASE NEW SONG “A good childhood”

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RIAA platinum-certified indie-pop duo Flora Cash has announced today’s premiere of “A good childhood” which is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. “A good childhood” is the band’s last song to be released before the duo’s new much-anticipated studio album, our generation, which arrives via the Swedish/American band’s own Flower Money Records on Friday, October 22. 

PRE-ORDER our generation 

The story of the American-born, small-town Minnesota native Cole and his wife Kosovo-born, and Swedish-raised Shpresa coming together has been recounted many times, how they met via Soundcloud as admirers of each other’s art. What is less known is the difficult and unordinary childhoods both had to endure. Shpresa’s family escape the war in Kosovo before settling in Sweden, while Cole’s father was incarcerated when he was young. 

Cole’s mother worked her way through college and it was his grandfather who became his de facto father, whose advice to Cole that he should “aim high…cause 99 percent of the people never really live before they die” is repeated throughout the song.  

The band says of the song:
“Reflecting on a childhood that (luckily) wasn’t a total disaster but wasn’t great either. Being nostalgic for something that never existed but ultimately embracing what it actually was.”

LISTEN TO “A good childhood” An album for all those who know what it means to pursue a dream even when the world tells them no, our generation also includes such recent singles as “Don’t You Look At Me That Way,” “Soul Mate,” “Feeling So Down,” and “The Bright Lights,” each of which is streaming now on all digital platforms.

In addition, official music videos and visualizers are streaming via the band’s YouTube channel, with “Soul Mate” now boasting close to 5 million individual views thus far HERE. Flora Cash was born in 2012 when Minneapolis-native Cole Randall uploaded his music to Soundcloud and caught the attention of Sweden-based Shpresa Lleshaj.

The pair soon began playing music together, forming a relationship that would eventually blossom into marriage. A series of independent releases were followed by an acclaimed seven-song mini-LP, Can Summer Love Last Forever?, in March 2016. Flora Cash’s full-length debut album, Nothing Lasts Forever (And It’s Fine), arrived the following year, highlighted by the global smash single, “You’re Somebody Else.”

First released in 2017, the RIAA platinum-certified single has proven a true viral phenomenon, currently boasting over 250M worldwide streams while ranking as one of Shazam’s Most Shazamed Alternative Songs in both 2019 and 2020. Hailed by Forbes as “arguably the most intriguing song on the radio this past year,” “You’re Somebody Else” was equally popular at multi-format outlets nationwide, reaching #1 at Alternative and Triple-A while also ascending to the top 5 on Billboard‘s “Hot Rock Songs” chart.

The track – which has also inspired countless TikTok videos in recent months – is joined by an official lyric video, now with over 137M views via YouTube alone. 

As creative and engaging onstage as they are in the studio, Flora Cash lit up stages around the world with a wide range of international live dates, including tours alongside Sir Sly, Joywave, lovelytheband, Judah & the Lion, and AJR as well as festival appearances at Life is Beautiful, Bumbershoot, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Hangout Music Fest, Firefly Music Festival, and the KROQ Weenie Roast & Luau, to name but a few.

The duo is currently slated to perform at Hamburg, Germany’s MS Dockville 2021, set for Friday, August 13th; additional dates will be announced soon.

For updates, please visit www.floracash.com/tour

In 2020, Flora Cash released their much-anticipated sophomore album, Baby, It’s Okay, highlighted by the hit singles, “Missing Home” and “They Own This Town” and praised by Atwood Magazine for its “stunning display of stripped-back emotive songwriting… minimal introductions and impressive vocal lines are laced over lush, electro-pop instrumentals as delicate as they are organic, all delving into relational themes…a stunning second album.” 

DEAD SARA’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM ‘AIN’T IT TRAGIC’ OUT NOW!

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Dead Sara release their highly anticipated new album AIN’T IT TRAGIC, today via Warner Records.  This marks the first new full-length album from the Los Angeles rock legends since 2018’s Temporary Things Taking Up Space EP

The album’s eleven tracks were co-produced by Dead Sara’s drummer/programmer Sean Friday along with Noah Shain, who previously produced, mixed, and engineered the band’s previous two albums, Dead Sara (2012) and Pleasure To Meet You (2015). Click here to stream AIN’T IT TRAGIC. 

To date, Dead Sara have released a pair of acclaimed tracks from AIN’T IT TRAGIC – Hands Up and Heroes – which have been critically praised as “explosive” by Loudwire and “raw and heavy” by Consequence of Sound The current single “Heroes” has just impacted Rock Radio and is the #1 Most Added at the format this week. 

To celebrate today’s album launch, Dead Sara release a new LA-centric video for the mesmeric track “Hypnotic,” filmed on the mean streets of downtown Los Angeles, directed by Alicia Sadler. Click here to view and share the “Hypnotic” video. 

Written and recorded during lockdown in their hometown, AIN’T IT TRAGIC reveals a band at the apex of their songwriting prowess and highlights the bands dual guitar assault courtesy of Emily Armstrong (vocals/guitar/songwriter) and Siouxsie Medley (guitars/backing vocals) along with the masterful drumming by the album co-producer Sean Friday. 

Track for trackAIN’T IT TRAGIC bursts with intense yet melodic verses/choruses throughout and doused with copious amounts of the feral energy and attitude that define Dead Sara both on record and on-stage. Click here for a brief view behind the scenes.  

INSOMNIUM LAUNCHES NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “THE WANDERER“

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Finnish melodic death metal pioneers INSOMNIUM release their brand-new song and music video for “The Wanderer” off the band’s new EP Argent Moon. Watch the music video, HERE.

“’The Wanderer’ is the fourth and final song on our ‘Argent Moon’ EP. Composition by Markus Vanhala and lyrics by yours truly. Our goal on this EP was to try a bit different kind of songs and in this sense I believe ‘The Wanderer’ excels. I don’t think it really resembles any other song we have done before, yet it still sounds like Insomnium. The video was shot on Suomenlinna fortress island in Helsinki,” states INSOMNIUM frontman Niilo Sevänen.

“The Wanderer” follows INSOMNIUM’s previously released singles “The Conjurer“, “The Reticent“ and “The Antagonist“, off of their EP Argent Moon, which was released today via Century Media Records and is available worldwide on all digital platforms and in various physical formats. Argent Moon is available as a Ltd. CD Digipak, LP+CD and as digital album. Purchase the album, HERE.

The vinyl version will be available in the following colors and limitations:
· Black vinyl, unlimited
· Sky blue vinyl, limited to 200 copies worldwide, available at CMDistro
· Silver vinyl, limited to 200 copies worldwide, only available at the official band store
· Ultra clear vinyl, limited to 500 copies worldwide, only available at the official band store

INSOMNIUM Tour Dates:
26.11.2021 Leipzig (Germany) – Hellraiser
27.11.2021 Salzburg (Austria) – Rockhouse
28.11.2021 Wien (Austria) – WUK
30.11.2021 Köln (Germany) – Essigfabrik
01.12.2021 Utrecht (Netherlands) – Tivoli
02.12.2021 Nijmegen (Netherlands) – Dornrosje
03.12.2021 Paris (France) – La Machine
04.12.2021 Grenoble (France) – Ilyade
05.12.2021 Straßbourg (France) – La Laiterie
06.12.2021 Nürnberg (Germany) – Hirsch
07.12.2021 Prag (Czech Republic) – Futurum
08.12.2021 Berlin (Germany) – Metropol
10.12.2021 Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubben
11.12.2021 Oslo (Norway) – Vulkan
12.12.2021 Gothenborg (Sweden) – Pustervik
13.12.2021 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Pumpehuset
14.12.2021 Hamburg (Germany) – Grünspan
15.12.2021 Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos-Saal
16.12.2021 Munich (Germany) – Backstage Werk
17.12.2021 Mannheim (Germany) – MS Connexion
18.12.2021 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
19.12.2021 Stuttgart (Germany) – Wiezemann
20.12.2021 Bremen (Germany) – Tivoli
07.01.2022 Oulu (Finland) – Tullisali with FINNTROLL
15.01.2022 Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutakko with FINNTROLL
28.01.2022 Helsinki (Finland) – Kulttuuritalo with FINNTROLL
29.01.2022 Tampere (Finland) – Pakkahuone with FINNTROLL
11.02.2022 Tallinn (Estonia) – Helitehas with FINNTROLL
12.02.2022 Turku (Finland) – Logomo with FINNTROLL

INSOMNIUM is Markus Hirvonen (drums), Ville Friman (guitars), Niilo Sevänen (vocals, bass), Markus Vanhala (guitars) and Jani Liimatainen (guitars, vocals).

You, Me, And Everyone We Know Release Long-Awaited Sophomore Album Something Heavy

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“I don’t really have words to summarize the 3,000 word musical summary of my descent into disability while becoming a blue collar mystic in the process of reckoning with a life of abuse and neglect during the slow collapse of civilization,” says singer-songwriter Benjamin Liebsch (pronouns: He/Him or They/Them; Ben is non-binary) of indie-punk stalwarts You, Me, And Everyone We Know and the release of their long awaited sophomore album Something Heavy today via Know Hope Records

In tandem with the album release, the band have also released a new music video for album track “Better Than I Ever Was.” “I would implore to listen to the album all the way through in a place where you’re comfortable feeling vulnerable. I don’t know if there is anything I can say now that I haven’t there and isn’t that the point of all this?”

Many records in the indie and alternative scene have taken on topics of existential crisis, asking big and difficult questions of life, but Ben made Something Heavy as a culmination of what’s on the other side of that plight.

Over the past ten years Ben has had a long and illuminating journey with their own mental health, building a strong background in mental and physical wellness that has shifted their music from asking the big questions to advancing the conversation and even discussing ways to move forward.

Many assume that an artists best work comes at their lowest moments, however Ben’s experience with mindfulness, meditation, and sobriety is a testament to the new creative elements that an artist can unlock when they’re on the healing path.

KARA MARNI RELEASES 7-TRACK EP

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Today, critically-acclaimed London-native R&B/soul artist to watch Kara Marni has released her third EP State of Mine.

KARA MARNI RELEASES 7-TRACK EP

 

Click HERE to buy/stream.

 

The 7-track record showcases Kara’s talent as a songwriter—weaving honest storytelling with infectious melodies. Elements of R&B in tracks like “2nd Nature” and soul in songs like the Amerie-sampled “Trippin” reflect Kara’s eclectic influences.

 

State of Mine is a careful, considered body of work that proves how far Kara’s come as an artist, and one that firmly cements her as a formidable voice in her genre. The EP title reflects a year Kara describes as having “been in plenty of different emotional states” and sees her covering themes of love, loneliness, self-reflection and self-empowerment throughout. EP collaborators include multi-platinum US rapper RUSS on “Young Heart” and R&B singer Toni Romiti on focus track “Over You.” Credits include her long-term collaborators and producers THE INVISIBLE MENJEFF + KEITH (Ella Mai and Camila Cabello) and SOS (Ty Dolla Sign and Trey Songz). 

 

The video for “Over You” ft. Toni Romiti will be released soon.

 

State of Mine Tracklisting:

 

1.    Trippin 

2.    Young Heart ft. Russ

3.    Sick Of Me

4.    Close 

5.    2nd Nature 

6.    Motive 

7.    Over You ft. Toni Romiti

ROCK ICONS KISS CELEBRATE MULTI-PLATINUM DESTROYER ALBUM

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Celebrating its 45 anniversary, Destroyer was originally released in 1976 and is considered to be one of the quintessential KISS albums. It is the band’s first album to sell one million copies in its first year and holds the title of being their all-time best selling studio album.

Packed with concert staples and KISS Army favorites including “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “God Of Thunder” and “Beth,” on November 19, 2021 UMe will release KISS – Destroyer 45th in the form of a Super Deluxe 4-CD + Blu-ray Audio box set as well as on standard double black vinyl and limited edition yellow and red double colored vinyl2-CD set, and digital. Destroyer 45thcan be pre-ordered, HERE.

 

For the recording of Destroyer, Bob Ezrin was brought in as KISS’s new producer, helping the band reach new levels, both sonically and creatively. The album also showed the band’s growth as musicians and songwriters, experimenting with new sounds which came in the form of the softer side of songs like “Do You Love Me?,” and songs heavy with orchestral arrangements including “Great Expectations” and their Billboard No. 7 hit single “Beth.”

Following the breakthrough success of 1975’s No. 9 Billboard charting Alive!Destroyer was the KISS album that brought them to the forefront of the mainstream and transformed them into global rock icons. For its anniversary, UMe celebrates this seminal album’s legacy with a staggering amount of bonus material. 

 

CD 1 includes the original album newly remastered at Abbey Road Mastering, while CD 2 features 15 demos from Paul Stanley’s and Gene Simmons’s personal archives – 9 of which are unreleased.

CD 3 is packed with studio outtakes, alternate versions / mixes and single edits – most notably a brand-new stripped-down mix for “Beth (Acoustic Mix),” and CD 4 contains an electrifying performance from the band’s visit to Paris France at the L’Olympia on May 22, 1976.

For the Blu-ray Audio disc, Steven Wilson was brought in to create a first-ever Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround mix of the original studio album plus 2 bonus tracks “Beth (Acoustic Mix)” and “Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)” the latter featuring Ace Frehley’s original recorded guitar solo that was not released on the studio album (this track is available on the 2012 Destroyer: Resurrected project.)

 

Additionally, the Super Deluxe box features an extravagant array of collectable KISS memorabilia and ephemera, including a complete recreation of the original KISS Army Kit with the original folder and following items: 

 

  • KISS Army newsletter Volume 1 – No 2 announcing Destroyer 
  • 2x 8”x10” Destroyer Press Photos
  • Discography Sheet 
  • Gene, Paul, Ace & Peter Bio Sheet
  • KISS Army Member Certificate 
  • KISS Army Membership Card 

 

Also included in the Super Deluxe set: 

 

  • KISS logo Iron-on
  • KISS Army Sticker
  • “Detroit Rock City” Bumper Sticker
  • Destroyer Cover Sticker
  • 11”x17” KISS on Westminster Bridge UK Poster
  • 4 brand new 8”x10” Band Member Photos
  • 8”x12” Destroyer Foil Flyer 
  • 8”x12” Destroyer Canadian Flyer (super rare)
  • 4x Band Member Trading Cards (newly created for this boxset) 
  • 16”x24” KISS Over New York Skyline Poster
  • 16”x24” KISS Halloween 1976 Concert Poster
  • 2x 9”x12” Destroyer Tour Stage Blueprints on Transparent Vellum (never been seen before) 
  • 16-page Destroyer 1976 Tour Program 
  • Gotham Rock City News Volume 1 Newspaper that is a track-by-track interview with all 4 band members, Bob Ezrin and crew 
  • 68-page hardcover book with extensive liner notes by Paul Elliott & Ken Sharp featuring interviews from Gene, Paul, Ace, Peter, then-manager Bill Aucoin, album producer Bob Ezrin, and many more about the album’s writing and production process, U.S. and European tours, photo shoots, promotional stories, band member memories from their TV appearance on The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, and an intoxicating amount of unreleased photos and imagery 

 

The entire contents are housed in a lift top- style box and features artist Ken Kelly’s original Destroyer cover art, arguably one of the most iconic album covers in rock, making this the ultimate KISS Destroyer souvenir.

 

KISS is America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time in every category and have sold over 100 million records worldwide. Peerless as a live act, the band’s illustrious legacy is marked by record breaking global tours. Now, after an astonishing 48-year career, KISS – Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer – are currently in the midst of their END OF THE ROAD tour. 

 

SUPER DELUXE TRACK LIST: 

 

DISC ONE: 

DESTROYER: Original Album Remastered

1. Detroit Rock City
2. King of The Night Time World 

3. God of Thunder
4. Great Expectations
5. Flaming Youth
6. Sweet Pain
7. Shout It Out Loud
8. Beth
9. Do You Love Me? 

 

DISC TWO 

DESTROYER-ERA: Demos 

PAUL STANLEY DEMOS 

1. Doncha Hesitate
2. God Of Thunder And Rock And Roll 

3. It’s The Fire*
4. Detroit Rock City*
5. Love Is Alright* 

 

GENE SIMMONS DEMOS 

6. Bad, Bad Lovin’
7. Man Of A Thousand Faces 

8. I Don’t Want No Romance* 

9. Burnin’ Up With Fever* 

10. Rock N’ Rolls Royce* 

11. Mad Dog 

12. Night Boy*
13. Star* 

14. Howlin’ For Your Love* 

15. True Confessions 

 

DISC THREE
DESTROYER: Outtakes, Alternate Versions / Mixes, Single Edits 

1. Beth (Acoustic Mix)* 

2. Shout It Out Loud (Single Edit)
3. Flaming Youth (Single Edit)
4. Detroit Rock City (Single Edit)
5. Shout It Out Loud (Mono Single Edit)
6. Flaming Youth (Mono Single Edit)
7. Detroit Rock City (Mono Single Edit)
8. Beth (Mono)
9. King Of The Night Time World (Live Rehearsal Instrumental)* 

10. Do You Love Me? (Mono Instrumental)*
11. God Of Thunder (Early Instrumental Mix)*
12. Ain’t None Of Your Business (Instrumental)* 

13. Detroit Rock City (Instrumental)*
14. King Of The Night Time World (Alternate Mix)* 

15. Great Expectations (Early Version)*
16. Flaming Youth (Early Version)*
17. Do You Love Me? (Early Version)*
18. Shout It Out Loud (Alternate Mix)*
19. Ain’t None Of Your Business (Outtake)*
20. Beth (Take 6 – Instrumental)*
21. Beth (Instrumental)*
22. Do You Love Me? (Alternate Mix)* 

 

DISC FOUR
LIVE IN PARIS – L’Olympia – 22 May, 1976* 

1. Deuce

2. Strutter
3. Flaming Youth
4. Hotter Than Hell
5. Firehouse
6. She / Ace Frehley Guitar Solo
7. Nothin’ To Lose
8. Shout It Out Loud / Gene Simmons Bass Solo 

9. 100,000 Years / Peter Criss Drum Solo 

10. Black Diamond
11. Detroit Rock City
12. Rock and Roll All Nite 

 

BLU-RAY AUDIO:
DESTROYER: *Dolby Atmos 48kHz 24-bit, *Dolby True HD 5.1 96kHz 24-bit, 

DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 96kHz 24-bit, PCM Stereo 96kHz 24-bit

1. Detroit Rock City
2. King Of The Night Time World 

3. God Of Thunder
4. Great Expectations
5. Flaming Youth
6. Sweet Pain
7. Shout It Out Loud
8. Beth
9. Do You Love Me? 

 

Bonus Tracks: 

10. Beth (Acoustic) 

11. Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo) 

 

* Previously unreleased 

 

DELUXE EDITION 2CD TRACK LIST: 

 

DISC ONE 

DESTROYER 

Original Album Remastered 

1. Detroit Rock City
2. King of The Night Time World 

3. God of Thunder
4. Great Expectations
5. Flaming Youth
6. Sweet Pain
7. Shout It Out Loud
8. Beth
9. Do You Love Me? 

 

DISC TWO 

PAUL STANLEY DEMOS 

1. God Of Thunder And Rock And Roll 

2. Detroit Rock City*
3. Love Is Alright* 

 

GENE SIMMONS DEMOS 

4. I Don’t Want No Romance* 

5. Rock N’ Rolls Royce*
6. Star* 

 

RARITIES 

7. Beth (Acoustic Mix)*
8. Shout It Out Loud (Mono Single Edit)
9. King Of The Night Time World (Live Rehearsal Instrumental)* 

10. Detroit Rock City (Instrumental)*
11. Flaming Youth (Early Version)*
12. Shout It Out Loud (Alternate Mix)* 

 

LIVE IN PARIS – L’Olympia – May 22, 1976* 

13. Deuce 

14. Strutter 

15. Flaming Youth 

16. Hotter Than Hell 

 

*Previously Unreleased 

 

DELUXE EDITION 2LP TRACK LIST: 

 

LP ONE 

DESTROYER 

Original Album Remastered

Side One 

1. Detroit Rock City
2. King of The Night Time World 

3. God of Thunder
4. Great Expectations 

 

Side Two 

1. Flaming Youth 

2. Sweet Pain
3. Shout It Out Loud 

4. Beth
5. Do You Love Me? 

 

LP TWO 

Side Three 

PAUL STANLEY DEMOS 

1. God Of Thunder And Rock And Roll 

2. Detroit Rock City*
3. Love Is Alright* 

 

GENE SIMMONS DEMOS 

4. I Don’t Want No Romance* 

5. Rock N’ Rolls Royce*
6. Star* 

 

Side Four 

RARITIES 

1. Beth (Acoustic Mix)*
2. Shout It Out Loud (Mono Single Edit)
3. King Of The Night Time World (Live Rehearsal Instrumental)* 

4. Detroit Rock City (Instrumental)*
5. Flaming Youth (Early Version)*
6. Shout It Out Loud (Alternate Mix)* 

 

*Previously Unreleased 

 

DOLBY ATMOS – STREAMING 

 

DESTROYER: *Dolby Atmos 48kHz 24-bit

1. Detroit Rock City
2. King Of The Night Time World 

3. God Of Thunder
4. Great Expectations
5. Flaming Youth
6. Sweet Pain
7. Shout It Out Loud
8. Beth
9. Do You Love Me? 

 

Bonus Tracks: 

10. Beth (Acoustic Mix) 

11. Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo) 

 

* Previously unreleased 

Rising Singer-Songwriter-Producer, ELIJAH THOMAS Releases New Single, “TOOT IT” Featuring KOVE’ (Available Today)

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TOOT IT“, is the official second single from Elijah’s upcoming debut album, to be released later this fall. “TOOT IT” was written by Elijah ThomasCourtlin JabraeSheldon Body Jr. and produced by Tasha Cotour. “It was great vibes and energy from the recording process to the shooting of the video. Eli is super talented and I’m glad we got a chance to merge our creativity,” mentions Kove’. The high-energy music video was directed by Slick TwoThree.

Rising Singer-Songwriter-Producer, ELIJAH THOMAS Releases New Single, "TOOT IT"  Featuring KOVE' (Available Today)

TOOT IT” by Elijah Thomas featuring Kove’ is globally available now on all streaming platforms via the SRG ILS/Bully Park Records label imprint.

(AUDIO LINK) “TOOT IT” by ELIJAH THOMAS Featuring KOVE’

TOOT IT“, is the official second single from Elijah’s upcoming debut album, to be released later this fall. “TOOT IT” was written by Elijah ThomasCourtlin JabraeSheldon Body Jr. and produced by Tasha Cotour. “It was great vibes and energy from the recording process to the shooting of the video. Eli is super talented and I’m glad we got a chance to merge our creativity,” mentions Kove’. The high-energy music video was directed by Slick TwoThree.

TOOT IT” by Elijah Thomas featuring Kove’ is globally available now on all streaming platforms via the SRG ILS/Bully Park Records label imprint.

(AUDIO LINK) “TOOT IT” by ELIJAH THOMAS Featuring KOVE’

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