A few weeks ago, Being Dead released ‘Muriel’s Big Day Off’ the first official single from their forthcoming album. ‘Daydream’ is the new single on the block and reveals a loose yet vivid writing style, as if Moldy Peaches and Frankie Cosmos met for a few moments. Weaving dream pop, art punk, bossa nova and jazz, Being Dead fuse their interests into one big suite of musical breaths. The accompanying video, directed by Katie Cheline, is a funny journey of riches to rags. “It’s safe to say that we’re typically ambitious when it comes to music video ideas and this one is no exception,” the band share. “We had a lot of ideas for this one and ended up just cramming them all in there. We think this is a relatively courageous attempt at a highly-condensed Pride and Prejudice 2.” The new album, When Horses Would Run, aims to be the juicy concentrate of weirdness that the band conjures up. “Our music is really a cross-section of our friendship,” says Falcon Bitch. “We’ve lived together and we’re always together and I feel like that’s palpable. This is definitely a collection of songs from different versions of us.” [via The Line of Best Fit]
South East risers HotWax have shared new song ‘Rip It Up’. New EP A Thousand Times is out now, containing songs about – as they put it – “guilt, love, climate change, womanhood, contraception, anxiety, and endings.” Taken from the EP, ‘Rip It Out’ is an absolute scorcher. Reminiscent of everyone from early Hole to fabled UK group Yuck, there’s a real sense of power behind those chords – scuzzy grunge influences with clear pop appeal, the lyrics are peppered with darkness. “‘Rip It Out’ is the darkest song I have ever written,” explains lead singer Tallulah; “The lyrics came to me so fast, at a time I was feeling psychotic due to the contraceptive implant. I wanted to create a dramatic, theatrical, melancholic sounding piece, which Lola put together perfectly. I hope it resonates with women who have gone through a similar thing and raises awareness about how contraception needs to be updated.” [via Clash]
Cole Bleu has shared her new single, ‘IS IT COOL 2 BE FRIENDS?’. The track follows on from the ex-The Let Go member’s recent drops ‘HEARTBREAKERS’, an anti-romance anthem released on Valentine’s Day, and ‘Homewrecker’, and is taken from her new EP CRUSHED!, due June 16 via Chess Club. “This song is about being in an overly romanticized high school relationship,” Cole explains. “It was supposed to be over from the beginning because it was never real in the first place. I always struggled with relationships at that time because I wanted everything to be the “be all and end all”, and it turns out a lot of guys don’t think like that.” [via Dork]
dayaway (the dreamy indie-pop project of Amber Renee and Graham Marsh of CLAVVS) announce the forthcoming release of a brand new EP, blue summer moon, out August 30 via Turn To Wind. Alongside announcing their forthcoming EP, dayaway also shares a new single entitled ‘i wish,’ alongside an accompanying music video. As Amber wrote of the track and its video: “‘i wish’ is about being down bad for someone you can’t have. It’s super playful, but it’s also an angry fist-shake to the sky kind of song. You’re mad at yourself and you’re mad at the person you’ve fallen for and you’re mad at the circumstances. Most of the time, you can’t control who you love or when, so this song tackles the frustration of that experience. We made the video with that energy in mind. It’s part playful, part totally annoyed. We shot all around Queens, from Flushing Meadows Park to Jacob Riis Beach.”
Seattle supergroup Who Is She?, aka Robin Edwards (Lisa Prank), Bree Mckenna (Tacocat), and Julia Shapiro (Chastity Belt, have welcomed a new member into their ranks: Tacocat’s Emily Nokes. Who Is She? have also announced a new album, Goddess Energy, coming August 25. The follow-up to 2017’s Seattle Gossip was produced by Jenn Champion and features the now-infamous Le Tigre revamp ‘My My Orca Card,’ which the group released in February. For those in need of a reminder, back in January Who Is She? were doing a three-game stint as the house band for new NHL franchise the Seattle Kraken when they performed their Seattle-specific update on ‘My My Metrocard.’ The tweaked lyrics included a shot at Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, whose company bought the naming rights to the Kraken’s arena and named it Climate Pledge Arena. According to the band, this got them disinvited from the remainder of their house band gig, though the team claimed the reason for the band’s firing was “unprofessional behavior.” Anyway, now the band is sharing their album’s lead single, ‘Thursday,’ which you can check out below. [via Stereogum]
Kylie Minogue has released new track ‘Padam Padam’, the lead single from her forthcoming new album Tension — listen to it below. Last week, the Australian pop star announced that the follow-up to 2020’s Disco would be arriving September 22, describing it as a “blend of personal reflection, club abandon and melancholic high”. First single ‘Padam Padam’ is produced by Lostboy (Griff, Anne-Marie, Tiesto) and features a thumping earworm refrain. “When your heart goes / Padam Padam / I hear it and I know / Padam Padam / I know you wanna take me home,” she sings atop an electronic bassline. Listen to ‘Padam Padam’ and watch the music video, filmed in LA and directed by Sophie Muller, below. [via NME]
Ama Lou‘s new release is the leading track from her forthcoming debut album. The single is accompanied by a video which was directed by Lou, alongside her sister Mahalia. The video sees Lou living a solitary, aristocratic life by the sea: getting vegetables delivered, walking her Dalmatian, and painting miniatures at her country house. ‘Caught Me Running’ is Lou’s first single in two years, which follows two EPs – 2021’s AT LEAST WE HAVE THIS, and 2019’s Ama, who?. [via The Line of Best Fit]
Brittain Ashford has released her truly extraordinary new album Trotter via Misra Records. She has also shared a hilariously glitzy/noir music video for lead single ‘Could’ve Done You Better’ to mark the occasion. Doubling as a brilliantly choreographed boxing ring grudge match, the video is teeming with excellent cameos — including Ever Mainard from the Y’all Gay? podcast.