Shamir - "Something That's Worth My Praises"Today is the latest Bandcamp day of the pandemic, when the site waives its share of revenue to try and help out artists. But this one also comes with a whole bunch of artists donating that revenue to causes that are important right now as people around the country are protesting in a fight for justice and police reform following the murder of George Floyd. There is a whole bunch of new music on Bandcamp today as a result, including a new song from Shamir. Shamir just released an album, Cataclysm, in March. But ever since he abandoned the squiggly dance-pop that first brought him notoriety in favor of scuzzy '90s-indebted indie-pop, he's also been pretty prolific. He's promising that he'll have another album out this year, and that there'll be a single next week. But before that, he's also got another new song called "Something That's Worth My Praises" up on Bandcamp today. On Twitter, Shamir said that the song will only be available for 24 hours. All proceeds will be split between the
Ranking All the Mostly Bad Feel-Good Pandemic SongsAt the risk of stating the obvious, when times are tough, music often serves as comfort. I’ve found myself leaning into angry hardcore, whimsical twee and mass-marketed teen pop in equal parts because those sounds were formative in my life, and because they articulate my range of emotions (angry, sad, hungry, horny, tired, repeat), in direct, uncomplicated terms. I don’t want to be told to “buck up, we’re in this together,” like so many “Imagine”-singing celebrities have promised in the past few months. Still, there’s been a barrage of feel-good pandemic tunes released each week, somehow meant to inspire listeners to... stay at home better? I appreciate some of the sentiment expressed in these songs—like, if Gloria Estefan tells you to wear a mask and it inspired you to wear a mask, you’re far too easily influenced, but at least you’re finally wearing a mask—though the content is silly.
Get Ready to Smile When You Hear Benedict Sinister’s Cheeky 'Your Parents (Dancing with the Stars)'Benedict Sinister’s latest single, “Your Parents (Dancing with the Stars),” meshes the electronic, dance-pop world with comical and spoken word forms of expression. With a funky beat to groove along to juxtaposed against comical lyrics delivered in a serious tone, the song is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to meeting the parents. Related: The Best Free Music Streaming Services [...]2
Lady Gaga's Chromatica Shoots for Another Planet, But Lands Right Back on EarthLady Gaga’s return to dance music was supposed to be spectacular. For years, since 2013's critically maligned ARTPOP, Gaga, at least on the surface, was shapeshifting into a more restrained, ultra-serious pop star. She recorded a jazz album with Tony Bennett, she threw on a cowboy hat and grabbed an acoustic guitar for Joanne, she made a bid for an Oscar-worthy acting career with the deeply earnest A Star Is Born. Of course, all along Gaga was still Gaga-ing, even if she was no longer rolling up to red carpets encased in an egg, like something out of Spinal Tap. Gaga was still building out her camp pastiche brick by brick, like a Jenga tower held together by overwrought Oscar performances and piano ballads. But when she released “Stupid Love,” a punchy dance song with a Star Trek-inspired video—her hair, a Pepto Bismol-pink wig—the song felt like an ecstatic return to form: here was Gaga not overthinking it, reveling in the simplicity of feel-good synth-pop, having fun.
Satin Jackets - Just Like You (Official Video)Single & album out now - https://fanlink.to/justlikeyou & https://fanlink.to/SolarNights 'Just Like You' is the final single to be taken from Satin Jackets’ second album, 'Solar Nights' and sees German producer Tim Bernhardt deliver yet another leftfield pop gem, full of delicate synths and crystalline vocals that look north to Scandinavia for musical inspiration. With 'Solar Nights' Tim had sought to emulate his heroes like Nile Rogers and bring an ultra-glossy sheen to his productions, in his own words to make music that sounds "like a fashion magazine's cover", and 'Just Like You' manages that in fine style. Every single note sparkles as if coated in a glossy sheen and captures the mood as perfectly as any Annie Leibovitz shoot. Alongside previous hit singles such as 'Northern Lights' and 'Mirage', 'Just Like You' shows just how far Satin Jackets has come in the 3 years since debut album 'Panorama Pacifico' made him one of nu-disco's brightest and most popular stars. Video by GLASHIER - http://glashier.co/
1980s Metalhead Kids Are Alright: Scientific Study Shows That They Became Well-Adjusted AdultsIn the 1980s, The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), an organization co-founded by Tipper Gore and the wives of several other Washington power brokers, launched a political campaign against pop music, hoping to put warning labels on records that promoted Sex, Violence, Drug and Alcohol Use.1