A tale of a bad experience in bed highlights the narrative of the new single “Freak” by Los Angeles rock band The Fontaines. The song is filled with sultry vocals, groovy rhythms and a down-tempo beat all layered nicely with top notch production values. Check out the song here:
The Fontaines started with Charlotte Fontaine (vocals) and Hank Fontaine (guitar) writing songs together in 2014, until they were joined by Chrystian Kaplan (drums) and Daniel Zuker (bass) and became a full four piece. Charlotte is reclaiming sexist connotations and letting everyone know that it’s okay to be labeled a freak. After tiring out from uncomfortable encounters who shamed her, Charlotte decided to take the mantle of “freak” and run with it, making it acceptable for others too to indulge in their inner freak.
The band has been on a roll lately. In 2017, The Fontaines dropped the debut single “Evaporate,” which received airplay on commercial and satellite radio, and garnered thousands of online streams. This success caught on in Los Angeles, where The Fontaines headlined a sold-out performance at The Troubadour in support of their dual EP releases, “Playgirls” and “Playboys.”
Run Maggie Run has released its new monochrome video for the song “Endlessly” that showcases the group’s emotion and passion in their performance. Check out the video below:
Formed in late 2015, Run Maggie Run began as the solo project of our singer/rhythm guitarist Gavin Rees, who recorded his first solo EP by himself in his basement. From that recording, the band used it as a foundation to build their own sound from. The group has since had a lineup change and added new sounds to embark on their journey moving forward.
“We wrote [“Endlessly”] during the first few months following the lineup change, and the success of writing it definitely helped push us through that awkward, transitional phase,” the band said in a statement. “Arguably, it’s what gave us the confidence to keep moving forward.”
VETO released another single from their upcoming album “16 Colors,” to be released on February 9. Check out the song below:
The band had this to say about the song and the album:
“‘A Pit’ circles the psychological problem around one only having symbols available to understand – experiencing a sort of alienation against the world, as a result. There is a reality that we cannot reach which is outside of our language, our symbols. We can’t get a pure reprieve from the constant stream of news that floods us daily. Could it be that the stream alters to ‘fit’ us? Or do we involuntarily see all impressions through a prism that transforms to our symbols, languages and interpretations?
“We began recording ’16 Colors’ in 2014, after taking a year off from a hectic tour schedule that had kept us on the road since 2011. We had to retrieve our drive, and creativity demanded both time and space in order to flourish once more. This saw us parting ways with our record label and business partners, and granted us with a calmer, freer approach to the creative process. We worked alongside producer Mikkel Bolding over a two-year period, influencing our sound by introducing us to the world of analogue recording.”
For tickets to the band’s upcoming European tour dates, including several shows in their hometowns of Aarhus and Copenhagen, click here.
LA-based singer-songwriter Emily James released the video for her new single,“If Walls Could Talk.” The song is about the idea that a room can witness the rise and fall of a relationship. The video features Emily playing piano and a dramatic dance, letting the song take the front seat and leaving room for the viewer’s imagination to wander and reflect on their own experiences.
“If Walls Could Talk” is the second single and music video to be released from Emily’s forthcoming debut album, due out February 9th, 2018, following her lead single, “Lion’s Den.” The album, “Til the Morning,” was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer, Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy).
French surf-noir band La Femme released a zany new music video for “Exorciseur” from their 2016 full-length, “Mystère.” Check out the video below:
The video was directed by La Femme and features the band on the road complete with costumes, razor blades, and trippy filters that match the funky bassline and haunting synths. La Femme released their new album “Mystère” worldwide which, continued to leave a huge mark on modern Paris’s cultural landscape, with the two sides of the city – the glamour and the grit – engrained in their music. Returning to a more psychedelic sound and a range of guest vocalists that slice through the starkest of electro beats, “Mystère” sees the French pop connoisseurs celebrating all that’s wonderful about their city.
“Mystère” reached the second place in the French digital charts, 8th place in the overall French charts, and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the French Music Awards 2017. Ever since the release of their debut album “Psycho Tropical Berlin,” that topped the French digital charts and saw the band appear on national television as the Best New Band of the year at the French Music Awards, La Femme’s rise has only gained momentum with fans.