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Raincity Unveil the Video for ‘Give This Up’

Vancouver funk rockers Raincity have unveiled the video for ‘Give This Up’.

The release of the clip comes ahead of the band’s upcoming show at The Commodore Ballroom in their hometown on December 26.

The track is taken from their current self-titled EP. They recorded the EP at Warehouse Studios with support from Creative BC.

Raincity shot the video for ‘Give This Up’ in one day with directors Wayne Chung and Bailey Wood as well as a crew of 45 people. They shot the video in an elevator that was built then torn down in two days. Most of the extras were close friends of the band, giving it a fun, party-like atmosphere.

“’Give This Up’ has been with us for a long time, back to the jazz trio days of 2016,” the band’s vocalist Clare Twiddy said in a press release. “It has changed so much, in reflection of the ways that we too have changed. Over time, the song came to describe the freedom that we found in letting go, in embracing ourselves, finding confidence in our voice, and striving to be the ideal self. The fun and energetic video for ‘Give This Up’ embodies that freedom and embrace during a time where many people may need a reminder to love themselves and to look for the joy in life, family, and friends.”

Initially known as Raincity Blue, they released their debut album Stuck in Replay in 2017 and played to a sold-out crowd at Wise Hall in January 2018.

Things progressed quickly for Raincity in 2018 with them making the top 100  CBC Searchlight as well as winning contests including the Hard Rock Casino’s Rock the Mic, Music Heals Covers for the Cause, and The Roxy Launch Project.

They’ve played a number of festivals in British Columbia and across Canada including Victoria’s Rifflandia, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Toronto’s Canadian Music Week.

Catch Raincity on the following dates;

Dec 26th – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom w/ Five Alarm Funk
Dec 31st – Vancouver, BC – The eatART Foundation
Jan 18th – Vancouver, BC – Guilt & Company


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: The Sh-Booms’ ‘Audible’

Orlando, Florida’s The Sh-Booms have shared the video for ‘Audible’ from their forthcoming debut album The Blurred Odyssey, out on March 22 via Limited Fanfare Records.

Since coming together in 2011, the band has shared the stage with a number of acts including The Roots, Of Montreal, Talib Kweli, KRS-One, Jacuzzi Boys, Budos Band, Big Freedia, Lee Fields, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and The B-52’s.

The Sh-Booms toured with The B-52s in 2017 and 2018.

Singer Brenda Radney joined the band’s line-up in 2015 after signing to Justin Timberlake’s Tenman record label and appearing on his album the 20/20 Experience Pt.2. She joined The Sh-Booms after she was recording in the same studio as frontman Al Ruiz and clicking with him.

The release of The Blurred Odyssey follows a relentless touring schedule and a 2016 EP titled Usage Fee. The album was produced by Grammy Award-nominee Alan Armitage.

Catch The Sh-Booms on the following dates;

3/15/19 – Voltaire – West Palm Beach, FL

3/16/19 – The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL

3/22/19 – Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL

3/23/19 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL

3/29/19 – Las Rosas – Miami, FL [FREE SHOW]

3/30/19 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL

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1. Amidst Chaos

2. Detox to Retox

3. Leon The Hustler

4. Audible

5. Late Night Lover

6. Dry Eyes

7. Walk it Off

8. King & Queen

9. Drop ’em Dead

10. The Final Sleep


Stream Videocean’s ‘Genes’ for Free

Peckham-based “soul-gaze” band Videocean have shared a free stream of their track ‘Genes’.

The group bonded over their love of artists like Curtis Mayfield and Bobby Womack. Their arrangements are designed to make both the listeners body and mind move to the tune of social change.

Inspired by their time with French composer Phillipe Zdar in 2018, they crafted songs that combine both real and electronic elements.

Catch Videocean on the following dates;

20th March, Rye Wax, Peckham
19th April, Bad Friday Festival, Brixton Windmill

Stream Leah Voysey’s ‘Poison’ for Free

New Jersey native Leah Voysey had this to say about her track ‘Poison’ in a press release.

“Poison touches on the insecurities that we can all feel, and the mental battles that we face when trying to make the right decision,” Voysey said in a statement.

She got her start playing acoustic shows around London before returning to her roots in Asbury Park and NYC’s music scenes.

Catch her on the following dates;

February 23rd
Caffeine Underground
447 Central Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
7-10pm
Free

March 6th
The Asbury Hotel
210 5th Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Time TBD
Free


Stream Her’s’ ‘Love on the Line (Call Now)’ for Free

Liverpool-based jangle pop duo Her’s have shared a free stream of ‘Love on the Line (Call Now)’.

They also unveiled their upcoming live dates;

Friday 18th May
Beach Venue 2 (SESAC Stage) – 13:00 – 13:30
Horatio’s (DIY Stage) – 22:15 – 22:45

Saturday 19th May
St. Marys Church (Brighton’s Finest Alt Escape Stage) – 18:50 – 19:20

 


Stream JP Maurice’s ‘Rocket’ for Free

Vancouver artist JP Maurice has shared a free stream of ‘Rocket’ from his forthcoming album Boys, out on May 18.

It’s the follow-up to his 2017 EP Girls. Maurice started work on the album four years ago at The Trailer, a small studio in Toronto.

“Many of the songs were reworked or even scrapped for newer, stronger, or more appropriate tunes,” he said in an e-mail. “And this all culminated in recording sessions in Vancouver in the Summer of 2016 with producer/mixer Russell Broom at Blue Light Studio, which I luckily had become a partner in after successfully taking home 2nd place in the final edition of The Peak Performance Project. 15+ songs were recorded and it was decided to break the album up into 2 parts which became the Girls EP and Boys LP.”

Maurice released Girls after his 2013 debut The Arborist, streaming for free via his Bandcamp;

The track ‘Go’ can be found on both Girls and Boys. Check out the video for the track;

Catch JP Maurice on the following dates;

May 11 – Toronto, ON – The Cameron House (CMW)
May 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (Album Release Show)


Stream Strangers on the Internet’s ‘Good Problems’ for Free

NYC experimental pop duo Strangers on the Internet have shared a free stream of ‘Good Problems’.

The band’s sound is a combination of  electro-pop, hip-hop and classical with other instruments. Bandmates Lilly Wolfson and Alex Neuhausen work as coders during the day and produce their music in a former textile mill by night.

‘Good Problems’ is influenced by 90’s East Coast hip-hop with vocals that evoke 1920’s jazz singers.

“I like reading about finance and economics. I got the name Strangers on the Internet from a headline in The Wall Street Journal. I was walking around Amsterdam and the notification popped up on my phone, something about a man who takes investment direction from strangers on the internet. He has lots of money, and they tell him what to invest in, and he invests in it. I thought, it’s so funny how everything now is about that, it’s all strangers on the internet. So that’s our name,” Wolfson said in an e-mail.
“I started writing this song when I began my job at Bloomberg. The company’s headquarters is in a skyscraper in midtown Manhattan and the sixth floor has this massive atrium that’s like a glass temple with steel ribs. Skyscrapers remind me of churches, metal and glass stretching upward and so on, and I wanted the song to sound like a hymn in places, with choirs and piano and strings,” she explained.
“My therapist once gave me this book called Bullish Thinking. It’s basically a self-help manual for financial advisors who can’t cope with the stress of their jobs. It’s got stories of finance guys who killed themselves ‘cause they lost money for their clients. Some of that stuff found its way into the lyrics – the third verse gets pretty dark.”
Catch Strangers on the Internet on the following dates;
3/17 – St. Paddy’s Day GOLD Party at Secret Loft
3/30 – Indie Pop Night at Secret Loft