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Press Releases For January: Here Are The Artists

Press Releases For January
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The Dip, Oliver Tree, Lou Canon, No Frills, Frank Turner, Olive Vox, eee gee are among these press releases for January.

The Dip – “When You Lose Someone”: An upbeat track with sunny horns and a vintage Motown sound with multi harmonies. The single, accompanied by a special animated video, comes from the Seattle-based seven-piece band’s anticipated new album “Sticking With It,” set to be released March 4 via Dualtone Records. Reflecting on the album, drummer Jarred Katz shares, “It’s really important to us to catch those lightning-in-a-bottle moments when you can feel the momentum of a song taking shape…one of the main goals for the album was to create that feeling of all of us in a room together, instead of worrying too much about everything lining up perfectly,” while lead singer Tom Eddy adds, “With the lyrics I tried to evoke certain emotions that aren’t often showcased in popular music, with the hope that people will come away feeling validated or understood.” “Sticking With It” is an intimate examination of the human heart. Reflecting on matters both timely and irrefutably timeless, the record captures the mood of the current moment while simultaneously offering a much-needed escape. The album encapsulates the contagious energy of the band’s live shows, showcasing each member’s unique craftsmanship and celebrating their creative exploration and spontaneity as a group. Known for their electric performances, the band will embark on an extensive headline tour this spring with upcoming shows at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market (two nights), Boston’s Paradise, New York’s Bowery Ballroom (two nights), Washington, DC’s Black Cat, Atlanta’s Terminal West, Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl, Minneapolis’ Fine Line, Chicago’s Thalia Hall, Denver’s Gothic Theatre, San Francisco’s The Independent (two nights) and Los Angeles’ Lodge Room among many others.

Oliver Tree – “Cowboys Don’t Cry”: After being remixed by rappers Trippie Redd and Ski Mask the Slump God, Oliver Tree adopts a new twangy, even country sound for his new album. The slow hooky tune comes with funny visuals, starring actress Bella Thorne, and, as Oliver gets into all kinds of cowboy antics, the entire thing sounds and looks like a satire of the genre. “Cowboys are the toughest guys. It’s okay for us tough guys to cry, and the thing is, it’s okay for everyone to cry,” Tree explains. “There’s a lot of anger that comes out of holding in your emotions, and that’s really popular for guys. Cowboy Tears is teaching people how to let it out and be able to put it out in a way that isn’t going to be violent or self-destructive.” Tree’s new album, “Cowboy Tears” will be released on February 18th on Atlantic Records, and then he will launch his largest North American headline tour to date and last tour ever, kicking off February 19 at Los Angeles’s legendary venue, The Shrine Expo Hall, and continuing through late March with a stop at Ultra Music Festival. With over 2.4 billion global streams to date, over 730 million video views on YouTube alone, and 12 million Tik Tok followers, Oliver Tree is undeniably among the most popular – and most provocative – artists of the Gen-Z era.

Lou Canon – “MOTR” (July Talk Remix): A sensual approach with strong beats, swirls of synths, and intriguing vocals drifting away, while reimagining the song in a ghostly manner. Speaking on “MOTR,” Lou wrote: “Of all the songs I’ve written, I may have the strongest attachment to ‘MOTR.’ It’s an awkward sentiment, like sheepishly acknowledging a favorite child. So who better to reinvent this song than my dearest of friends, Peter and Leah of July Talk. They share a delicate but fearless way of approaching their art. It’s as though they dug in, sifted away from the earth, and unleashed the true spirit of this song. It’s urgent, it’s golden, it’s a perfect marriage of July Talk and Lou Canon.” The single comes off her recently announced remix album entitled “Reimagine the Body,” due January 26 via Paper Bag Records. The album will contain remixes of songs from her last album, “Audomatic Body” contributed by artists such as Holy Fuck (Graham Walsh), Lido Pimienta, July Talk, Witch Prophet, Zoon, and Badge Epoch (U.S. Girls).

No Frills – “I Don’t Wanna Be Your Dog Anymore”: An Iggy Pop reference for a melancholic pop song and fragile vocals. Instead of the thrilling and subversive Pop’s line, the lyrics here express anguish and almost ennui before they are awakened by a fierce guitar solo. No Frills have announced their forthcoming debut LP, “Downward Dog,” due April 1, a “pandemic record,” and a memorable collage of lo-fi pop that filters themes of depression, despair, and death through a sardonic sense of humor. Jangly indie rock and intimate ballads are woven together by warm analog production and uniquely whimsical defeatism. Songwriter Daniel Busheikin calls himself names. He’s a bummer, a drip, a dog. It’s the latter that was embraced for the album’s title, Downward Dog – a description of Busheikin’s general malaise, and a nod to the yoga position he attempts every morning as part of a positive mental health routine. No Frills’ biography is simple but direct: Therapists are very expensive. But writing songs is free.

Frank Turner – “A Wave Across a Bay“: Turner’s direct style and confessional lyrics over powerful guitar strumming and an intense delivery triumphantly soaring mid-song, transforming the track into an arena-size anthem. Turner says of the song: “I still miss my friend Scott [Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit] every day. His passing left such a huge hole in so many lives. I wrote this song in his honor and memory — it was hard to write and record, but I think it does the man some small justice.” “A Wave Across a Bay” is released with the blessing of Scott’s younger brother Grant. Turner first performed the song shortly after Hutchison’s death in 2020 during a set of Frightened Rabbit covers. The Livestream show raised funds for the children and young people’s mental health charity Tiny Changes, which was set up by the Hutchison family to help provide every child with “the opportunity to lead happy and fulfilled lives as adults.” Frank Turner is also set to release his brand-new studio album, “FTHC,” on Friday, February 11 via Xtra Mile Recordings / Polydor. This will be his first since 2019’s “No Man’s Land,” and the album, produced/mixed by Rich Costey (Foo Fighters, Muse, Biffy Clyro), will feature a long list of famous guests: Jason Isbell, Dom Howard (Muse), Ilan Rubin (Nine Inch Nails), Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie) and Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro)

Olive Vox –“Middle Name”: An aggressive but melodic rock song, with a touch of vintage psychedelic rock and maybe grunge. The track turns rather heavy, propelled by distortion pedals, reverb, and fired-up vocals which brought comparisons with Nirvana, Screaming Trees, Alice In Chains. The duo, social media creator/influencer Parker James and his brother guitarist-songwriter Caden Shea, has released three previous singles this fall and all of them will be featured on the self-titled debut EP due February 25. During the COVID-induced lockdown, Parker and Caden developed their sound influenced by psychedelic indie rock, garage rock, 90s grunge, and more. Their Gen Z perspective makes the music they play resonate with an audience searching for a new sound to embrace.

eee gee – “Contraband”: A ravishing and emotional pop song with Emma Granvkist’s vaporously sweet vocals while the melody is instantaneously familiar. “‘Contraband’ is about having flashes of vivid memories from an ancient time with an ex-lover,” eee gee explains. “These melancholic feelings about an ex come in waves and trick you into believing there might still be an unresolved big love situation there, but deep down you know you just miss that person and cherish the times you had together.” Emma Grankvist, aka eee gee, is a singer-songwriter from Denmark. Fresh off the heels of a successful year finding eee gee charting on Denmark’s DRP3 Radio plus a nomination at the Danish Critical Awards for “Hope of the Year 2022,” she has confirmed her debut album “Winning,” set for a release February 25 on Future Classic. Her debut single “Favourite Lover” received the highly praised ‘pick of the week’ spot on DRP3—Denmark’s largest national radio station, and the song entered the Denmark Spotify Viral charts. “It’s music for the introvert, who is constantly pushed into the uncomfortable extrovert way of how to view the world,” Grankvist describes.

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