Premiere: Paul Rocha Takes A Somewhat Morbid Yet Also Hilarious Look At Those We Revere Or Disdain From History In New Single, ‘They’re All Dead’

Taken from his ‘Apophenia’ album, set for release July 9, ‘They’re All Dead’ by Paul Rocha is a somewhat hilarious, if morbid – and altogether matter-of-fact – look at so many of the people we in high esteem from over the course of history, and those we don’t…are…all dead. No matter who we are, and no matter what we do, eventually we’ll all have one thing in common, and that is we’ll all be dead.

‘They’re All Dead’ is out June 18 on Paisley Palm Records.

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PIERA – ‘Cosmic Reaction’

Singing as PIERA, Piera Klein and Michah Plissner combine their diverse musical CVs and create dark, daring electronic-synth pop with deceptively simple elements that conceal their complex nature. New single, ‘Cosmic Reaction’ follows on from their recent heart-racing single, ‘Unraveling’, and just like the previous release the duo continues to arouse with mystical indie and synth-bursting intimacy. Taking inspiration from the likes of David Bowie, the hypnotic Los Angeles-based pair encourage their listeners to likewise take their inspiration from them, and create art, enjoy nature, and “arouse your consciousness”.

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DICI – ‘Five Rings’

Rapper and pop songwriter DICI puts on his Everlast gloves in the clip for ‘Five Rings’, his latest single, as a statement of identity and intent. The track is the follow-up to his single ‘Shibuya’, released earlier this year, and which saw him established him as a force in Southern Florida independent rap.

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Rob Murat – ‘Love Me Love’

Rob Murat’s witty, yet pointed clip for ‘Love Me Love’ examines that unmistakable blend of joy and terror that accompanies all lovers who find themselves far from each other – whether it be a feeling of liberation, or anxiety, that has its roots in love, concern, or simple paranoia. This latest single from the celebrated actor and R&B singer songwriter, features award winning Ghanaian artist, Adina Thembi, and the video will resonate for the jealous and the suspected alike: and just like all good thrillers, there’s a twist at the end.

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Kjersti Long – ‘Eleanor Rigby’

There may not be a person on earth unfamiliar with the enigmatic Beatles song, ‘Eleanor Rigby’. It’s as much an unanswerable riddle, an interlocking puzzle of character sketches, and an extraordinary exercise in songwriting – an exquisite amalgamation of classically-inspired strings and pop. But above all else, it’s a pained cry of anguish. Timeless, the words The Beatles sang in 1966, “Look at all the lonely people,” are even today with all our modern technology just as powerful and relevant as they were then. It’s no wonder the song is still just as relatable for young artists now as it was back then; especially those who’ve grown up with that particular sense of alienation that overexposure to social media encourages.

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Jaybandsome ‘The Weekend’

We last saw Jaybandsome in the clip for his debut single, ‘Looking Up’, where he was rapping and singing in front of his high school. Although his flow was that of an experienced rapper, his world was that of a teen: he did wheelies on his bike, flirted with classmates, and rode on the passenger side of a car. New single ‘The Weekend’ is only a few months later, but what a difference! Jaybandsome reminds us twice in the song that he’s now seventeen – still young, but firmly behind the wheel.

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Dom Whalley – ‘Ride’

LA based multi-instrumentalist Dom Whalley continues the legacy of the London street soul sound alongside his eccentric glitter and grit style in his new single, ‘Ride’. Best known as a founding member of electronic band Jungle, Whalley has performed on prestigious stages around the world, not least of all Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and Coachella.

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Lucia Cifarelli – ‘Girls Like Me’

Lucia Cifarelli, on her new single, ‘Girls Like Me’, sings, “I think it’s better you know I have a dark side”. It’s a formidable introduction to the solo work of the singer who’s best known from her long association with German industrial band, KMFDM, as well as her own alt rock band, Drill.

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Greg Hoy – ‘Move Along’

Back in February Greg Hoy defied the winter weather and the gloom of the pandemic with an outdoor set at independent music venue, Winters Tavern, and for his latest clip, for his new single, ‘Move Along’, he’s opening the doors and taking us inside.

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Sharon Hendrix – ‘River Run’

Gifted pop singer and songwriter Sharon Hendrix is known for working light electronica elements and progressive rock into her style, and after a year in lockdown, Hendrix is also opening her heart, and her spirit, in her latest release, the graceful and romantic single, ‘River Run’, and its accompanying music video.

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Eddie Cohn – ‘Animals’

The music video for ‘Animals’, the latest single from singer-songwriter Eddie Cohn, sees Los Angeles presented by Cohn and director Leslie Andrew Ridings as a mirage: an urban dream rising from a post-industrial landscape. But they’ve not done it with film manipulation, but rather, they let LA do it by herself; they’ve set up on the periphery of the city, and allowed the unique radiance of Southern California and the overwhelming presence of natural light to carry the video into a parallel world. Meanwhile Cohn serves as our guide to this striking Los Angeles, and he shares a side of this cultured city that’s often overlooked.

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Face2Face America – ‘Face2Face’

Face2Face America are a non-profit organisation who are dedicated to raising awareness about COVID-19 vaccines, dispelling misconceptions about their dangers, and bringing Americans back into physical contact with each other as soon as possible. Face2Face founder Marc Benjamin is a songwriter and a healthcare industry professional, and ‘Face2Face’ was composed with co-producer Valentin.

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Audiopharmacy – ‘Lose Your Mind’

Audiopharmacy are musical and cultural ambassadors, fusing live instrumentation, turntables, electronics, poetry, prayer, and lyrics that stir, heal, and reveal. With their latest single, ‘Lose Your Mind’, you aren’t listening to them; you’re listening with them.

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The Dead Daisies – ‘Like No Other’

The Dead Daisies certainly don’t believe in restraint when it comes to their releases, and latest track ‘Like No Other’ certainly holds true to this. With every song and visual, they unleash a beast that’s been electrifying their guitars and charging their microphones.

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Kendall Spencer – ‘All In’

Originally from South Georgia but now based in South Florida, Kendall Spencer is a firm believer in the “just do it” model, and he enthusiastically encourages others just to put out their music without hesitation. He’s a forward-thinking creator with a traditional hip-hop approach, who guarantees that what you see is what you get. His newest release, ‘All In’, makes a statement, and serves as a promise that Kendall Spencer always delivers. No matter the role, he’ll always provide 100% commitment. He’s a rapper who comes with a guarantee that you’ll be getting more than what most can provide.

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Yevae – ‘Wings’ And ‘I Run To You’

Ukrainian-American singer-songwriter Yevae has done a lot of hard thinking about how to move the crowd, and she’s put those observations into practice on a series of dizzying disco-pop singles. She’s also determined to take things deeper than many artists are willing to go. Through her writing, she’s confronted issues of trust, betrayal, mental health, healing, self-determination, and autonomy, and through her videos, she’s brought those visions to life with clarity and conviction.

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The High Plains Drifters ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ (Official Music Video) 

In their latest single, ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’, the High Plains Drifters get right to the realest painful stuff. Evoking the likes of Depeche Mode, and The Smiths, lyrics such as “so since you’ve been gone, I lie and I say we’re still okay” are dark and visceral, and quite frankly, rather resonant.

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AV Super Sunshine – ‘A Wedding Song’

Summer and the warm weather is finally here, and so is wedding season, so it seems fitting that AV Super Sunshine’s latest release should be called ‘A Wedding Song’.

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Foolish Human – ‘Lake Union’

We recently featured Jared Hallock’s recent release of ‘Bleed With Who?’, which he dropped under the moniker of Project213. His song about metamorphosis accompanied by a video of his body decomposing into beautiful butterflies is a fitting metaphor for his next project, Foolish Human. Foolish Human sees Hallock join forces with his band mate Benson Cabiao, and their first single, ‘Lake Union’, reveals an aesthetic that sounds like a love letter to the Pacific Northwest.

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EZ Longway – ‘Thug In The Room’

If you’re a young rapper, then there’s nothing better than support from an influential deejay. And there’s not many bigger than the legendary Bigga Rankin – and if he likes your record, then you know you’re onto something good. If he gives you praise in a public forum, you’re making waves; if he jumps on the track and appears in your video – then you know he’s identified you as the next big thing and he’s decided he wants in on the journey.

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