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PLATINUM-SELLING RAPPER BLUEFACE RELEASES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR “CHOSE ME” FEATURING RISING LA SENSATION BLXST

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Platinum-selling rapper Blueface is back with his new single and visual “Chose Me” featuring LA artist & producer BLXST. “Chose Me” has Blueface coasting over this BLXST-produced beat tapping into a smoother side not often seen. The accompanying video directed by Keemotion (Latto, Young Miami, Bankroll Freddie), shows Blueface in the lap of luxury, but at what cost?

As BLXST sings “Something told me, I didn’t chose this lifestyle, it just chose me.” “Chose Me” is the follow-up to his recent “TikTok Remix” featuring Justina Valentine, “B!TCH#S” and viral hit “Outside” (Better Days)” featuring OG Bobby Billions.  All songs will appear on Blueface’s third studio album dropping in early 2022.

MEGHAN TRAINOR UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MY KIND OF PRESENT”

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With Christmas less than a month away, Meghan Trainor reveals the heartwarming music video for her fan favorite holiday original “My Kind of Present.” Watch it HERE. It’s a standout from the Deluxe Edition of her holiday album, A Very Trainor Christmas [Epic Records], available as a digital exclusive now. Listen HERE.

Christmas just got a whole lot sweeter thanks to Meghan Trainor

In the visual directed by renowned choreographer, artist, and director Charm La’Donna [The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, Kendrick Lamar], Meghan sits with her infant son Riley as she reads him his own fairytale in Rileys Book. The clip intercuts vignettes of the superstar as she wraps presents flanked by backup singers, gets ready in a Marilyn Monroe-style satin robe, and performs with reindeer ears. It ends with the hint of a new tradition for her little family as the camera focuses on the book and its dedication to Meghan and Riley from Daryl. It might just be her warmest and most wonderful video yet!

Last month, she teased the album’s arrival with the release of her take on “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.” Right out of the gate, it incited widespread critical applause. The Honey Pop raved, “It helps tie in that classic feel for such an iconic holiday song and builds on the nostalgic flair Meghan has added to hits like “All About That Bass,” “Dear Future Husband,” and What If I, and Just Jared JR. touted it on New Music Friday. Popping up everywhere this month, Meghan also just shared her “Go-To Karaoke Songs” with E! and also sat down with The Today Show for an exclusive interview about A Very Trainor Christmas and more.

FLORA CASH DREAM OF A good childhood

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RIAA platinum certified indie pop duo flora cash is proud to announce today’s release of their video for the track A good childhood from their recently released album our generation. In the tender video Cole Randall and Shpresa Lleshaj imagine a peaceful childhood in each other’s company. The album is available now via the Swedish/American band’s own Flower Money Records at all DSPs and streaming services; a limited-edition line of our generation fashion is available exclusively via www.floracash.com/merch. The physical versions of the album are planned for Spring 2022.

“This video is really close to our hearts. It’s close to autobiographical and sort of portrays us as kids. But of course in real life, Shpresa was all the way in Kosovo while I was in Minnesota. But it’s kind of asking the question: what if we had met when we were 10? So, Shpresa is almost like an imaginary friend to me in this video. And there are some little Easter eggs throughout the video that people might pick up on as well.” -Cole Randall, Flora Cash our generation includes such recent tracks as “soul mate,” “feeling so down,” “the bright lights,” “we used to laugh / 9 to 9,” and “a good childhood” each of which is streaming now on all digital platforms. The song “soul mate” has 7 million streams on Spotify and closing in on 1.5 million views on YouTube. 

The story of flora cash coming together has been recounted many times, how 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. What is less known is the difficult and unordinary childhoods both had to endure. Lleshaj’s family escaped the war in Kosovo. She and two other siblings, led by her mother and father, made their way north across the entirety of Europe; sometimes walking hours through endless fields in the pitch black of night before finally arriving and settling in, what was for them, a sort of promised land, in Sweden.

In the States, Randall’s father was incarcerated when he was young. His mother worked her way through college and it was Cole’s grandfather who became his de facto father, whose advice that he should “aim high…cause 99 percent of the people never really live before they die,” is repeated throughout “a good childhood.” our generation is rooted in the promise each generation makes to the next that greater things are possible, as well as a message by and for a generation of kids who know what it means to be a refugee, grow up with a dad in prison, struggle with mental health, experience heartbreak, hide their true identity from the world, seek adventure and self-realization, meet their soul mate, and believe in a potential few yet see.

In the final analysis, our generation is a record for all those who know what it means to pursue a dream even when the world tells them no. flora cash debuted with a series of independent releases, followed in March 2016 by an acclaimed seven-song mini-LP, Can Summer Love Last Forever? The band’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 on Spotify alone 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 145M views via YouTube alone. 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.” 

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 band will soon embark on a world tour celebrating our generation; dates will be announced soon. For updates, please visit www.floracash.com/tour.

EXCITING ALTERNATE VERSION OF FRANK ZAPPA’S “MAGIC FINGERS” FROM HIS SURREALISTIC DOCUMENTARY AND SOUNDTRACK, 200 MOTELS, UNVEILED TODAY AHEAD OF RELEASE OF 200 MOTELS 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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Ahead of the December 17th release of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels 50th Anniversary Edition, the Zappa Trust and UMe are giving another glimpse into some of the extraordinary unreleased and rare material unearthed from FZ’s vault that will be available on the monstrous new six-disc box set that boasts a new remaster of the original soundtrack, demos, studio outtakes, work mixes, interviews and movie ads, along with newly discovered dialog reels, revealing an early audio edit of the film. Also included in the collection is a wealth of never-before-heard audio documentary material surrounding the project. 

Available today is an exciting, previously unreleased alternate version of “Magic Fingers (Version B, Mix Outtake),” from the demo sessions, recorded in August 1970 at Whitney Studios, and featured on Disc 2 alongside a handful of outtakes and alternate takes of other soundtrack standouts like “Tell Me You Love Me,” “Road Ladies,” “What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening,” and “What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning.” “Magic Fingers (Version B, Mix Outtake)” starts off like the original but then takes a wild detour halfway through, trading Zappa’s extended guitar workout for a rollicking mix of rock and roll motifs crammed into an exhilarating three minutes.

This latest outtake comes on the heels of the recently released non-music track, “What Is 200 Motels,” culled from the 200 Motels commercial and trailer recording session, recorded in November 1971, and featuring Frank ZappaHoward KaylanMark Volman and Jim Pons parodying a news interview about the surrealistic documentary film. This track, available on Disc 5: 200 Motels – Alternates and Outtakes, followed the October release of “Mystery Roach (Dialog Protection Reel) taken from Disc 3, which houses the “Dialog Protection Reels.” Found in the Vault, these work in progress tracks reveal an early version of the movie. The music mixes are in mono and were created before Zappa went into Whitney Studios for over-dubbing and sweetening.

Fully authorized by the Zappa Trust and produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister Joe Travers, the expansive 200 Motels 50th Anniversary Edition is a definitive super deluxe six-disc box set of the beloved, yet hard to find, soundtrack that has been lovingly assembled in celebration of the film and soundtrack’s golden anniversary. The six-disc set will be housed in a 64-page hardcover book in a handsome 12” x 12” slipcase. The packaging replicates the original booklet updated with revealing new liner notes from Pamela Des BarresRuth Underwood and Joe Travers, as well as Patrick Pending’s essay from the 1997 reissue, and is chock full of motion picture artwork, stills and images, from the film and its making, many which have never been seen before. This must-have collector’s release will also include a custom “200 Motels” keychain and Do-No-Disturb motel door hanger and a full-size replica of the original movie poster. Years in the making, all the audio was meticulously identified and transferred over several years as Travers dug through the Vault to create a new high resolution 96K/24B digital patchwork stereo master from the original analog tapes. The Vault material was mastered by John Polito in 2021.

Discs 1 and 2 feature the remastered soundtrack with the second half of the second disc consisting of demos and demo outtakes; two of the many highlights from these sessions include unreleased alt mixes and alt takes of the Chunga’s Revenge tunes, “Road Ladies” and “Tell Me You Love Me.” Discs 3 and 4 contain the “Dialog Protection Reels,” which reveal an early version of the movie, while Disc 5 and 6 present unreleased outtakes, alternates and historical nuggets sequenced in the order of the original shooting script, the way Zappa originally envisioned before he ran into time and budget constraints. These illuminating discs reveal Zappa’s original intent for the film for the first time.

Theremastered 200 Motels soundtrack, by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, will also be reissued on vinyl as a 2LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl and also as a limited edition red vinyl pressing on 180-gram vinyl, which will only be available exclusively through Zappa.comuDiscoverMusic.com or SoundofVinyl.com. Both will be pressed by Optimal Media in Germany and be the first time the album has been available on vinyl in decades. The soundtrack will also be released on 2CD and all formats will include a smaller version of the movie poster. Additionally, the entire Super Deluxe Edition box set will be available digitally for streaming and download, marking the soundtrack’s digital debut, in both standard and hi-res audio. Pre-order for all configurations is available now.

Released in October 1971, Frank Zappa’s “200 Motels” was a miraculous feat, a cinematic collision of the venerated musician and composer’s kaleidoscopic musical and visual worlds that brought together Zappa and his band, The MothersRingo Starr asZappa – as “a large dwarf” – Keith Moon as a perverted nun, Pamela Des Barres in her acting debut, noted thespian Theodore Bikel, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and an incredible assortment of characters (both on screen and off) for a “surrealistic documentary” about the bizarre life of a touring musician.

A heady, psychedelic stew of low and high brow art forms, the film, written by Zappa and co-directed by him and Tony Palmer, mixed together irreverent comedic skits, madcap satire, eye-popping animation and virtuosic on-screen musical performances from both The Mothers and the RPO for a fascinating and free-wheeling multimedia extravaganza. Shot in just 10 days with a budget of around $650,000 from distributor United Artists, “200 Motels” was one of the first movies to be filmed entirely on videotape and Zappa and crew pushed the envelope of the burgeoning new medium’s possibilities, mostly notably through its use of spectacular – and at the time – state-of-the-art visual effects.

Described by Zappa as “at once a reportage of real events and an extrapolation of them… other elements include ‘conceptual by-products’ of the extrapolated ‘real event’ … In some ways the contents of the film are autobiographical,” “200 Motels” was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “a stunning achievement” with “just the right touch of insanity,” and the “Zaniest piece of filmusical fantasy-comedy since The Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’” by Daily Variety.

The music, and its corresponding soundtrack, was equally diverse, a wild pastiche of avant garde rock and orchestral compositions interspersed with dialog from the film. Up until that time, compositions like the finale piece, “Strictly Genteel,” were some of the most ambitious material ever written and recorded by Zappa. The band in the film and on the soundtrack consisted of Frank Zappa (guitar & bass), Mark Volman (vocals & special material), Howard Kaylan (vocals & special material), Ian Underwood (keyboards & winds), Aynsley Dunbar (drums), George Duke (keyboards & trombone), Martin Lickert (bass), Jimmy Carl Black (vocals), and Ruth Underwood (orchestra drum set), not to mention the aforementioned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

In true Zappa fashion as he wrote in the album’s original liner notes, “This music is not in the same order as in the movie. Some of this music is in the movie. Some of this music is not in the movie. Some of the music that’s in the movie is not in the album. Some of the music that was written for the movie is not in the movie or the album. All of this music was written for the movie, over a period of 4 years. Most of it (60%) was written in motels while touring.”

Putting together this 50th anniversary edition was a labor intensive process that bore fruit at nearly every turn as Travers dug through Zappa’s expansive archives to put together this exhaustive edition. As Travers writes in the liners, “During this search and seizure mission, I was able to unearth a multitude of audio treasures from a very large number of tapes. Original demos, session outtakes, alternate mixes and versions, and even dialog reels that captured an edit of the film that predates the final assembly which eventually made it to theaters everywhere in 1971.”

Amongst the gems discovered include a number of ¼-inch reel-to-reel tapes that were made at Trident Studios during February of ’71, which  contain rough mixes of nearly everything that was recorded on multi-track. As Travers explains, “they reflect raw performances, as they happened before FZ would get a hold of the multi-track masters and bring them to Whitney Studios in Glendale for over-dubs and sweetening. The Trident tapes allow us to hear music that did not make the film, or the final soundtrack album. They also helped us to reconstruct pieces of music like ‘The Pleated Gazelle’ or ‘What’s The Name Of Your Group?’ into their full sequences per the score. Over the years, even Frank himself forgot the sheer amount of music that actually did get recorded. All of the archiving for this 50th Anniversary set has produced incredible amounts of content that we would never had known existed otherwise.”

200 MOTELS 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION SUPER DELUXE BOX SET

CD 1: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK – REMASTERED

  1. Semi-Fraudulent / Direct-From-Hollywood Overture
  2. Mystery Roach
  3. Dance Of The Rock & Roll Interviewers
  4. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Prologue)
  5. Tuna Fish Promenade
  6. Dance Of The Just Plain Folks
  7. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Reprise)
  8. The Sealed Tuna Bolero
  9. Lonesome Cowboy Burt
  10. Touring Can Make You Crazy
  11. Would You Like A Snack?
  12. Redneck Eats
  13. Centerville
  14. She Painted Up Her Face
  15. Janet’s Big Dance Number
  16. Half A Dozen Provocative Squats
  17. Mysterioso
  18. Shove It Right In
  19. Lucy’s Seduction Of A Bored Violinist & Postlude
  20. I’m Stealing The Towels
  21. Dental Hygiene Dilemma
  22. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?
  23. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
  24. Penis Dimension
  25. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning

CD 2: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK – REMASTERED (Cont’d)

  1. A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes
  2. Magic Fingers
  3. Motorhead’s Midnight Ranch
  4. Dew On The Newts We Got
  5. The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts
  6. The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth
  7. The Girl’s Dream
  8. Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce
  9. Strictly Genteel (The Finale)

200 MOTELS DEMOS, 2ND MOVEMENT – ROCK MUSIC

  1. Road Ladies (Alternate Mix)
  2. What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening
  3. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
  4. Bwana Dik
  5. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
  6. Do You Like My New Car?
  7. Magic Fingers
  8. Phyllis & Aynsley
  9. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning (Alternate Mix)

200 MOTELS DEMO SESSION OUTTAKES

  1. Tell Me You Love Me (Mix Outtake)
  2. Road Ladies (Alternate Take)
  3. What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening (Studio Outtakes)
  4. What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening (Alternate Take, Incomplete)
  5. “Aynsley Dunbar, Ladies & Gentlemen”
  6. Magic Fingers (Version B, Mix Outtake)
  7. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning (Mix Outtake)
  8. Tell Me You Love Me (Alternate Take)

CD 3: 200 MOTELS – DIALOG PROTECTION REELS

  1. Scene 1-2: Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture
  2. Scene 3: “What’s The Deal?”
  3. Mystery Roach
  4. Scene 32: “It’s A Good Thing We Get Paid To Do This…”
  5. Scene 14: What’s The Name Of Your Group? I
  6. Scene 32: “We Haven’t Formed The Group Yet”
  7. Scene 15: What’s The Name Of Your Group? II
  8. Scene 17: “When Do We Get Paid?”
  9. Scene 18: Went On The Road
  10. Scene 19-20: “Special Delivery”
  11. Scene 21: Centerville
  12. Scene 21: Janet & Lucy
  13. Scene 22: This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich
  14. Scene 23-24: Tuna Fish Promenade
  15. Scene 28: The Sealed Tuna Bolero
  16. Scene 29: Lonesome Cowboy Burt
  17. Scene 30: JCB & Rance
  18. Scene 21: Larry The Dwarf
  19. Scene 81: Magic Fingers
  20. Scene 47: Larry The Dwarf In The Hotel Room
  21. Scene 33: The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts
  22. Scene 40-41: The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth
  23. Scene 42: Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce
  24. Scene 45: A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes
  25. Scene 57: The Perverted Nun
  26. Scene 87: “Penis!”
  27. Scene 58: She Painted Up Her Face
  28. Scene 60: Janet’s Big Dance Number
  29. Scene 61: Half A Dozen Provocative Squats
  30. Scene 62: Lucy’s Seduction Of A Bored Violinist
  31. Scene 63: Shove It Right In
  32. Scene 67: “I Am Bwana Dik!”
  33. Scene 68-69: What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening
  34. Scene 77: Daddy, Daddy, Daddy

CD 4: 200 MOTELS – DIALOG PROTECTION REELS (Cont’d)

  1. Scene 90: Biff Debris & Jeff
  2. Scene 84-85: Penis Dimension
  3. Scene 32: Mystery Roach (Acoustic) / “Yeah? Well Fine!”
  4. Scene 71: What Will The Evening Bring Me This Morning
  5. Scene 92: Jeff Flips Out / I’m Stealing The Room
  6. Scene 100: Strictly Genteel
  7. Scene 100: 200 Motels Finale

BONUS SWILL, PART I

  1. “I Was Gonna Make A Movie One Time…”
  2. 200 Motels Movie Ad #1
  3. What’s The Name Of Your Group? (FZ Edit)
  4. 200 Motels Movie Ad #2
  5. FZ on Ringo Starr
  6. Ringo Starr on 200 Motels
  7. 200 Motels Movie Ad #3
  8. Motorhead’s Midnight Ranch (Mix Outtake)
  9. Looking For Newts
  10. “They Are Only In It For The Money”
  11. 200 Motels Movie Ad #4
  12. 200 Motels Commercial Session Outtakes
  13. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You? (Mix Outtake)
  14. “I Shall Ruin All The Tapes”
  15. Janet’s Big Dance Number (Basic Tracks)
  16. Martin Lickert Voice-Over
  17. Touring Can Make You Crazy (Mix Outtake)
  18. Penis Dimension (Instrumental Alternate Take)
  19. Centerville (Mix Outtake)
  20. Mystery Roach (Alternate Master)
  21. Magic Fingers (Mix Outtake)
  22. 200 Motels Movie Ad #5

CD 5: 200 MOTELS – ALTERNATES AND OUTTAKES

  1. What Is 200 Motels?
  2. Theodore Bikel Voice-Over (Alternate Take)
  3. Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture (Mix Outtake)
  4. What’s The Name Of Your Group? (Complete Sequence, Part I)
  5. What’s The Name Of Your Group? (Complete Sequence, Part II)
  6. What’s The Name Of Your Group? (Complete Sequence, Part III)
  7. Can I Help You With This Dummy?
  8. Pianos For The Pleated Gazelle
  9. Synth Tracks I
  10. Would You Like A Snack? (Alternate Take)
  11. Howard Kaylan/Mark Volman Voice-Over
  12. Centerville (Rough Mix)
  13. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Prologue, Mix Outtake)
  14. Tuna Fish Promenade (Mix Outtake)
  15. The Sealed Tuna Bolero (Alternate Take)
  16. Lonesome Cowboy Burt (Mix Outtake)
  17. Naval Aviation In Art?
  18. Redneck Eats/The Restaurant Scene (Basic Tracks)
  19. Mystery Roach (Basic Tracks)
  20. I Have Seen The Pleated Gazelle
  21. Dew On The Newts We Got (Rough Mix)
  22. The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts (Rough Mix)
  23. Motorhead’s Midnight Ranch (Rough Mix)
  24. The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth (Rough Mix, Alternate Ending)
  25. The Girl’s Dream (Rough Mix)
  26. Little Green Scratchy Sweaters And Courduroy Ponce
  27. Scene 43: A Cardboard Box
  28. Scene 44
  29. A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes (Rough Mix)
  30. She Painted Up Her Face (Compressed Mix)
  31. The Secret Stare
  32. Half A Dozen Provocative Squats (Compressed Mix)
  33. Lucy’s Seduction Of A Bored Violinist (Basic Tracks)
  34. Shove It Right In (Compressed Mix)
  35. Postlude (Basic Tracks)
  36. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning (Mix Outtake)

CD 6: 200 MOTELS – ALTERNATES AND OUTTAKES

  1. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy (Alternate Take)
  2. Magic Fingers (Alternate Take)
  3. Penis Dimension (Basic Tracks)
  4. Scene 86
  5. Scene 87 (Alternate Take)
  6. Synth Tracks II
  7. I’m Stealing The Towels (Basic Tracks, Alternate Take)
  8. Scene 94: “He’s Always Watching Me”
  9. Dental Hygiene Dilemma (Part I, Basic Tracks)
  10. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You? (Mix Outtake)
  11. Dental Hygiene Dilemma (Part II, Basic Tracks)
  12. Strictly Genteel (Basic Tracks)
  13. 200 Motels Finale (Alternate Take)
  14. 200 Motels Finale (Basic Tracks, Unedited Ending)

BONUS SWILL, PART II

  1. Movie Theater Skit (Commercial Session Outtake)
  2. 200 Motels Album Ad #1
  3. Script Rehearsal Trim
  4. Lonesome Cowboy Burt (In Rehearsal 1969)
  5. Lonesome Cowboy Burt (In Rehearsal 1970)
  6. 200 Motels Album Ad #2
  7. Penis Dimension Jingle Music
  8. TV Hype (Commercial Session Outtake)
  9. 200 Motels Movie Ad # 6

200 MOTELS SOUNDTRACK 2LP

LP 1 – SIDE 1

  1. Semi-Fraudulent / Direct-From-Hollywood Overture
  2. Mystery Roach
  3. Dance Of The Rock & Roll Interviewers
  4. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Prologue)
  5. Tuna Fish Promenade
  6. Dance Of The Just Plain Folks
  7. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Reprise)
  8. The Sealed Tuna Bolero
  9. Lonesome Cowboy Burt
     

LP 1 – SIDE 2

  1. Touring Can Make You Crazy
  2. Would You Like A Snack?
  3. Redneck Eats
  4. Centerville
  5. She Painted Up Her Face
  6. Janet’s Big Dance Number
  7. Half A Dozen Provocative Squats
  8. Mysterioso
  9. Shove It Right In
  10. Lucy’s Seduction Of A Bored Violinist & Postlude

LP 2 – SIDE 3

  1. I’m Stealing The Towels
  2. Dental Hygiene Dilemma
  3. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?
  4. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
  5. Penis Dimension
  6. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning

LP 2 – SIDE 4

  1. A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes
  2. Magic Fingers
  3. Motorhead’s Midnight Ranch
  4. Dew On The Newts We Got
  5. The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts
  6. The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth
  7. The Girl’s Dream
  8. Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce
  9. Strictly Genteel (The Finale)

200 MOTELS SOUNDTRACK 2CD

CD 1: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK – REMASTERED

  1. Semi-Fraudulent / Direct-From-Hollywood Overture
  2. Mystery Roach
  3. Dance Of The Rock & Roll Interviewers
  4. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Prologue)
  5. Tuna Fish Promenade
  6. Dance Of The Just Plain Folks
  7. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Reprise)
  8. The Sealed Tuna Bolero
  9. Lonesome Cowboy Burt
  10. Touring Can Make You Crazy
  11. Would You Like A Snack?
  12. Redneck Eats
  13. Centerville
  14. She Painted Up Her Face
  15. Janet’s Big Dance Number
  16. Half A Dozen Provocative Squats
  17. Mysterioso
  18. Shove It Right In
  19. Lucy’s Seduction Of A Bored Violinist & Postlude

CD 2: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK – REMASTERED (Cont’d)

  1. I’m Stealing The Towels
  2. Dental Hygiene Dilemma
  3. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?
  4. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
  5. Penis Dimension
  6. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning
  7. A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes
  8. Magic Fingers
  9. Motorhead’s Midnight Ranch
  10. Dew On The Newts We Got
  11. The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts
  12. The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth
  13. The Girl’s Dream
  14. Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce
  15. Strictly Genteel (The Finale)

JAMAICA’S PROJEXX UNVEILS DEBUT QUEEN HILL EP ALONGSIDE VIDEO FOR “ANOTHER DAY” FT. JESSE ROYAL

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Today, genre-blurring dancehall star Projexx solidifies his place as one of Jamaica’s fastest rising stars with the release of his new EP, Queen Hill, and a video for one of the project’s standouts, “Another Day” featuring native Jamaican singer Jesse Royal. The new EP puts Projexx’s smooth delivery front and center as he glides effortlessly on a mixture of dancehall and modern Afrobeats production. Listen to Queen Hill

HERE.

Everything on Queen Hill burns with the urgency of youthful ambitions and young love. Opener “Sidepiece” is already an anthem for infidelity, showing his ability to blend low-key R&B bars with the dancehall he heard growing up in Jamaica, with both modern Afrobeats and reggaeton. The “Sidepiece” remix takes the original even further with a remarkable feature from Lagos artist Ruger. “My Town” pays homage to the album’s namesake, Queen Hill, an area of Kingston, Jamaica that Projexx holds close to his heart. “Unda Pressure” serves up a winning duet with rising singer Toian. 

To coincide with the release of Queen Hill, Projexx has also unveiled a visual for “Another Day.” The romantic clip finds Projexx and a partner celebrating their love in a variety of breathtaking locales, as Jesse Royal drives home the sentiment in the chorus, singing about the immediacy and intensity of love. Watch it HERE.

“Another Day” and Queen Hill demonstrate Projexx’s gifts as a songwriter and stylist, blending genres from across the world into a take on pop music that feels uniquely his. It’s evidenced by the acknowledgment of his peers which includes a standout feature on Wizkid’s Made in Lagos album. With Queen Hill already shaping up as a future classic and coverage from The FADER, COMPLEX, Billboard, Jamaica Observer and more, Projexx is quickly becoming an international star.

Queen Hill EP Tracklist:
1. “Sidepiece”
2. “Bigga League” (Feat. Bakersteez)
3. “Unda Pressure” (Feat. Toian)
4. “Another Day” (Feat. Jesse Royal)
5. “Brace It”6. “My Town”
7. “Sidepiece” (Feat. Ruger)

BUZZING DANCEHALL ARTIST BEAM RELEASES “ANXIETY” + VIDEO

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Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter and producer BEAM returns with new single “ANXIETY.” His first solo release of 2021, the song can be streamed HERE via BE I AM/Epic Records. Watch the official music video for “ANXIETY” HERE.

ANXIETY” was written by BEAM and produced by Pyrex Whippa, Cubeatz, and Al Cres. On the track, an off-kilter groove simmers beneath mesmerizing flute as BEAM’s cadences dip in and out of dancehall and hip-hop. The anxiousness of his flow teems with infectious intensity as he spells out the chorus melodically.

Directed by madebyjames [Pyer Moss, Big Sean, BLXST], the accompanying visual brings this paranoia to life on screen in haunting and hypnotic fashion. The clip opens with the artist spitting to the camera in isolation before madness breaks out as figures in ski masks surround him in a dark hallway. The momentum moves at the breakneck speed of the song towards a knockout climax.

The Jamaica-born, Florida-raised boundary-pushing artist is currently putting the finishing touches on more new music, with a studio album expected in 2022.

Emerging as a proud and proven outlier, BEAM pieces together hip-hop, dancehall, and R&B into an otherworldly vision that ebbs and flows in tune with his emotions. He first put his expertise on display with his acclaimed debut EP, 95. Released at the end of 2019, the genre-bending project served as a stellar introduction for the artist. Amid of wave of critical acclaim, he gave a must-see performance of the song “2×2” on COLORS, while both Pigeons & Planes and British GQ named him a 2020 Artist to Watch. In addition, he received praise and attention via everybody from Highsnobiety and The FADER to HYPEBEASTBritish VogueClashLA Weekly, and more. NPR named BEAM one of their favorite Heat Check discoveries of 2019 while putting 95 of their staff picks for best albums of 2019, and he concluded the 95 era with an otherworldly NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. He followed up 95 with the Crimson soundtrack, a six-track collection of music he wrote, composed, and performed specifically for the film of the same name—a horror feature produced by FaZe Clan (the world’s most prominent esports and entertainment organization) in partnership with Invisible Narratives. 

In addition, BEAM’s voice continues to resound throughout popular music as a highly in-demand collaborator. Over the past few years, BEAM has contributed his talents to projects for names like Kanye West, 21 Savage, Migos, Internet Money, Skrillex, Major Lazer, Maroon 5 and more. He composed the music used as the theme to Rihanna’s 2020 Savage x Fenty show and appeared as a guest on #1 albums in 2021 by Justin Bieber (“Love You Different” and “Freedom”), Pop Smoke (“Top Shotta” with Pusha T, and TRAVI), and more.

Now with the release of “ANXIETY,” BEAM is getting ready to blast off into a whole new stratosphere. Get ready for more, coming very soon.

“BEAM’s light-hearted gravitas and charisma shine through from start to finish.”  – NPR 
“BEAM is confident and proficient in everything he’s making, and backed by his own top tier production, he doesn’t miss.” – Pigeons and Planes

BUZZING ARTIST & PRODUCER LLUSION PRESENTS BUFFET MIXTAPE TODAY

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Today, Southern California artist and producer LLusion presents his new mixtape BUFFET—listen HERE!

On BUFFET Llusion wants the world to know“I wear this project like a badge of honor. Going into it, I didn’t want to make it super serious. I wanted to keep it light and fun. Due to that, I didn’t expect it to have as much of an impact on me as it does. But here we are, almost 2 years from start to finish, for a body of work that I never would’ve thought would turn out as great as it did. I’m proud of BUFFET. I’m proud of my wife & creative partner who put her blood sweat & tears into handcrafting each cover art, as well as supporting me mentally throughout the journey. I hope everyone who listens, can take away at least one emotion. Whether it’s joy, sadness, inspiration, etc. 

But then again, anytime you leave a buffet, you’re guaranteed one thing. You’re fed.”
The eight-track project illuminates the dynamic scope of his signature sound, stirring together lofi, alternative, pop, rock, and electronic into a masterfully multi-layered vision. The lead single “Some Type of Way” [feat. Savage Ga$pSalina Killa, & Valentine] comingles ethereal guitar with a head-nodding beat before the trifecta of Savage Ga$pSalina Killa, and Valentine lock into a vibrant vocal volley. It all culminates with a massive chorus from Valentine uplifted by LLusion’s inimitable production. Stay tuned for the premiere of the music video soon. Among other highlights, he also linked up with hyperpop phenomenon CMTENMike Baretz, and Ben Beal for the emotionally charged finale “Come Undone.

BUFFET boasts a series of fan favorite anthems as well. In advance of the project, its total streams have already exceeded 100 million bolstered by “walk but in a garden” [with mxmtoon], Sad4good” [feat. Cautious Clay & HXNS], “STAY IN” [feat. LoveLeo], and “Yoga” [with salem ilese]. Not to mention, he has incited applause from the likes of BillboardIndie ShuffleThe Wild Honey PieLADYGUNN, and more.

Lo-fi Electronic Artist Animalweapon Releases Shimmering New Single “Deserve”

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Bedroom Synthwave / Electronic artist ANIMALWEAPON (née Patrick Cortes) has finally returned with his latest single “Deservevia Polychromatic Records. Streamable now on Spotify and Apple Music, the track tackles relatable mental health issues of anxiety and depression. Says Cortes, “‘It’s about realizing that you don’t deserve to let depression or trauma or anxiety ruin your life, which is something I’ve known I’ve been doing for a very long time, brought into even sharper relief when I recently started going back to therapy with a firmer commitment.”

The lowkey, shimmering track starts off with simple synth and kickdrums that allow Cortes’ vocals to take the spotlight as he reflects on anxiety and self-sabotage. Culminating in a pastoral soundscape of percussion, synths, and a choir of backing vocoders that ebb into a textural catharsis, Cortes drives home the narrative of the song; that he deserves happiness; not to be held back by trauma and depression. 

The track is a self-realization of sorts, allowing him to examine his own impulses and actions. He explains, “It’s about coming to terms with the idea of ‘Hey, what if I didn’t self-sabotage all the time? At what point have I had enough? What if I just allowed myself to believe that I deserve to be happy?’”

Written, recorded, and set to a lyric video created by  Polychromatic’s Scot Dunlap, “Deserve” was  mixed by Winston-Salem, NC’s Travis Dark and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Vlado Meller. Meller’s resume touts  albums mastered for an astonishing range of artists, including Kanye  West, Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, and Phantogram – the last of whom Cortes  routinely cites as one of his major influences. Says Cortes, “Voices is one of my favorite albums, and Scot and I had this long-shot goal of getting Vlado to master this song and we were beyond excited when he agreed.”

“Deserve” is the follow up to last year’s critically-hailed Summer’s Over” which received acclaim and attention from BlackBook (“It strikes the emotional zeitgeist chord so very perfectly, with a Satie-like piano intro giving way to languid beats, and then a somber but opulent sweep of synthesized strings taking it to soaring heights of sonic poignancy”), V13 (“Intimate, evocative, and thought-provoking”), and Play Too Much (“A relaxing, mystical track), among others, and also opened the door to a live performance on SPIN‘s Twitch channel.

In addition to his work with Animalweapon, Cortes won a 2017 Webby Award for Best Sound Design/Original Music Score for his work on the hit podcast Undisclosedwhich was the follow-up to the #1 iTunes media phenomenon Serial.  The true crime mystery Undisclosed got nods from NPRRolling Stone and The Washington Post. Emmy winner Jon Cryer joined the Undisclosed team for Season Two. He also composted the theme song for iHeartMedia’s The Hidden Djinn which reached the Top 20 on the iTunes History podcast chart

Deserve” by Animalweapon is out now viaPolychromatic Records. Animalweapon is available for interview. 

HIP HOP ICONS STYLES P & HAVOC JOIN FORCES AS WRECKAGE MANNER

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What happens when you put two extraordinary Hip Hop Icons from New York together?! You get Wreckage Manner, the undeniable rap style and production of Styles P (The LOX), and Havoc (Mobb Deep).  A solidified wordsmith who has consistently waved a flag for the streets and production that is a vessel to every street corner.

The two are now gearing up to release their self-titled debut album Wreckage Manner on December 3 via MNRK Music Group. Today they drop the first single “Nightmares 2 Dreams,” which is indicative of the feel of the album. The song encompasses their journey in the game.  The hook relates to the life.  Artistry and truth that could not be a better narrative of hope for those who feel hopeless. Wreckage Manner is currently available for pre-order/pre-save…Get it NOW!

On Wreckage Manner, Havoc and Styles sit in the pocket of what each does best and delivers a project that reflects their artistry, experience, development, and influence. Wreckage Manner is reminiscent of the energy of the golden era and still knocks for the streets today. Havoc crafts the feel and the orchestration of the beats at the same time as an emcee Havoc lays verses that are introspective, witty, and real while Styles tells the story, builds upon the mood, and accentuates what’s important about the experience crafted over each beat. Despite coming from different places, they are both at home.
Wreckage Manner is what happens when two iconic artists who feel rejuvenated continue to be inspired and want to leave an imprint on the art form.

Fuck Around
Move How We Wanna
Fiend For
Pay Me in Cash
21 Gun Salute
YO 2 QB
Havoc and The Ghost
Good As Gold
Hymn to Him
Nightmares 2 Dreams

JJ HAIRSTON’S JAMESTOWN MUSIC PARTNERS WITH TRIBL FOR RELEASE OF NEW SINGLE “THANKFUL”

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TRIBL, the new leading premiere recording home for Christian and Gospel artists, announces it’s new partnership with JJ Hairston’s JamesTown Music today. Hairston’s brand-new single, “Thankful” is available today wherever music is sold and streamed. “Thankful” arrives just in time for the holiday season, during a time where everyone has much to be thankful for post-pandemic. “Thankful” if lifted from Hairston’s upcoming worship EP due 1ST quarter 2022.

For more information on Tribl Records follow @TriblRecords on social media. Follow JJ Hairston on social media using the handle @JJHairston (IG); and on Facebook at Facebook.com/JJ.Hairston.Official.

“Thankful” Lyrics:

Verse 1:

Lord you’ve done so much for me

You’ve given me everything I need

With chaos around I still choose to say

Lord I thank you for every way you’ve made

Chorus:

Hallelujah I’m thankful to you lord

Hallelujah I’m thankful to you lord

For all you’ve done, and all you’ll ever do

Hallelujah, I’m thankful to you

Bridge:

Oh, I am thankful

Vamp:

I am thankful

I am thankful 

I am thankful Lord

I am thankful

MICHAEL BUBLÉ JINGLES ALL THE WAY WITH HIS NEW (AND SOON TO BE CLASSIC) ORIGINAL HOLIDAY SONG

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“The Christmas Sweater” is a new and festive addition to the holidays co-written by Michael Bublé and included in the 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Michael Bublé’s Christmas album available globally today and in the U.S. and Canada on November 26th. Michael Bublé’s Christmas has sold over 16 million albums these last ten years with over 4 billion streams around the world. The songs from Bublé’s

Christmas have been omnipresent in homes, households, stores and restaurants. His voice has literally become the soundtrack to the season. Michael Bublé is 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. 

KUTTEM REESE RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “BOUNCE OUT” TODAY

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Today, Kuttem Reese unleashes a new single and video entitled “Bounce Out. Listen to “Bounce Out”HERE.

On the track, bass-y piano underscores a menacing beat as he rips through the production with punishingly sharp verses. The momentum builds towards a ravenously catchy hook. Once again, he masterfully controls his intensity to deliver a caustically catchy banger.

It continues a hot streak stoked by his latest anthem “Pallbearers.” Inspiring widespread acclaim, Lyrical Lemonade hailed it as “a record as well as a music video you need to peep as soon as possible, and HotNewHipHop noted, Kuttem Reese continues to show his promise with the new track ‘Pallbearers’.

Kuttem also just wrapped up a sold out run supporting City Morgue on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents Bottom of the Barrel, performing to packed crowds coast-to-coast.

Everything just paves the way for more music from Kuttem Reese very soon.
In addition to dropping the hypnotically infectious “Steppin By My Lonely” this year, “Industry Music” landed a spot in the Original Soundtrack Album for Madden NFL 22. Additionally, his 15-track debut mixtape, Kutt Dat Boy, has tallied north of 20 million total streams and counting. Inspiring tastemaker applause, XXL Magazine described him as “polished and well-formed.”

About his come-up, HipHopDX praised, “yet another artist from Florida is on their way to the big leagues,” while the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers bumped his banger “Madden” to celebrate their NFC championship win earlier this year.

Kuttem Reese beat the toughest of odds in Orlando, FL by kinetically rapping nonstop. Born and raised in Orlando as the oldest of six kids, he grew up fast. Shortly after Reese’s eighth birthday, his mother went to prison for three years. He and his siblings moved in with his grandmother until mom returned home. Along the way, Reese developed a passion for music. One night, he picked up a microphone and rapped to a friend’s beat in a hotel room. He posted it on Instagram and continued to cut tracks. Following his debut “My Story,” he dropped a string of successful singles, including “Rugrat” and “Boston Celtics.” Within six months since that night in the hotel, he has already put serious numbers on the board with nearly 13 million cumulative YouTube views and 1 million-plus Soundcloud plays in addition to attracting acclaim from Elevator and more. In 2021, he throws down even harder with his debut mixtape for Republic Records.