TRUE COLOURS: SKYE WALLACE RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “TRUTH BE TOLD”

 

In her new video for “Truth Be Told,” the song’s theme of radical self-acceptance comes to life as Skye Wallace rocks out in a kaleidoscope of colourful identities, each one fitting like a glove. It takes guts to embrace who you are, flaws and all.

TANYA TAGAQ RELEASES “COLONIZER” VIDEO

 

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“Tagaq boldly uses her place in the country’s cultural firmament to challenge its very foundation.” – Pitchfork 

Listen to Tagaq’s full interview on NPR’s Morning Edition here

“Everyone is responsible for the system that is in place right now; those who benefit from the genocide of Indigenous people are still guilty.” – as told to Line of Best Fit

 

Tanya Tagaq, whose new album Tongues arrived last week, delivers a new video for “Colonizer,” which witnesses the destruction of symbols and perpetrators of the residential school system. Unrelenting and direct, “Colonizer” is a song that distills 500 years of settler, church and government wrongdoing into 4 words: Oh. You’re. Guilty. Colonizer. 

SOS: JULY TALK RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “I AM WATER”

 

Are you prepared? JULY TALK have released their new video for “I Am Water,” which casts the band in an overgrown, over-stocked home before voyaging through a forest clad in emergency ponchos. When it comes to JULY TALK, always expect the unexpected. 

Keep calm and check out the video, produced by Danuta (JULY TALK’s Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis).

EAT YOUR MORALS: TANYA TAGAQ RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘TONGUES’

 

Tanya Tagaq’s newest album, Tongues, enters deep chasms and dangerous spaces. Produced by Saul Williams and mixed by Gonjasufi, Tagaq’s Tongues speaks not to horrors and crisis, as previous Tagaq albums wordlessly, powerfully encircled, but directly of these things.

Tongues is a manual for inner and outer revolution, a victory over those who take without consent.

TO BE HONEST: SKYE WALLACE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “TRUTH BE TOLD”

 

Skye Wallace makes her Six Shooter debut with her new single, “Truth Be Told,” in which she holds a mirror to all the past versions of herself and reflects on how each imperfect fragment is a valuable piece worthy of love. Set against a backdrop of psychedelic rock vibes, “Truth Be Told” is a journey through Wallace’s psyche as she studies the ways in which each awkward flaw is an invitation to embrace the person she’s become. Sometimes it takes a good hard look in the mirror to see ourselves clearly.

CLAWS SHARPEN: TANYA TAGAQ RELEASES NEW SONG “TEETH AGAPE” WITH VIDEO

 

Never underestimate the power of the mothers, Tagaq warns with new song “Teeth Agape,” out today. From forthcoming album Tongues, produced by Saul Williams and co-produced by Gonjasufi, “Teeth Agape” makes a promise to protect.

Growling and gnashing over trancing pulses, Tagaq transforms into a creature ready to reckon with those who do harm. “Teeth Agape” follows “Colonizer” and title track “Tongues” as the lead up to the album release on Jan 21, 2022.

 

Animated by David Seitz.

HYMNAL HOMAGE: THE DEAD SOUTH SHARE “WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN”

 

The Dead South pay their respects to a legendary Nashville tune with their take on “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” Beginning with gentle guitar-picking and stark vocals which are later joined by cello, banjo, and mandolin, their version takes on a mournful tone that lays bare the folk hymn’s sorrowful story of departure.

“Will The Circle Be Unbroken” will be featured on upcoming companion EPs Easy Listening For Jerks, Part I and II.

Check out the new shows added to the Served Cold Tour HERE.

 

MERRY & BRIGHT: ELLIOTT BROOD RELEASE THE CHRISTMAS LIFE EP

 

This holiday season Elliott BROOD are bringing Christmas cheer to one and all with a 3-song EP, The Christmas Life, featuring a merry reimagining of Run-D.M.C.’s “Christmas In Hollis” and festive satirical takes on The Louvin Brothers’ hit country songs, spinning murder ballads into sparkling yuletide tunes for the whole family with “Santa Is Real” and “The Christmas Life.” Take a sleigh ride down memory lane and embrace your inner child with these jingle-filled holiday tunes, out now.

CLIMATE CLARITY: THE VIOLET ARCHERS RELEASE TWIN SINGLES “KEEP IT IN THE GROUND” AND “QUIET THIS MORNING”

In “Keep It In The Ground” and “Quiet This Morning,” two new songs by The Violet Archers, frontman Tim Vesely makes his thoughts on the climate crisis clear. “I think of it as me expressing myself as an individual, and then hopefully striking a chord with other people who are thinking along the same lines, and then creating a vibration that’s a little bigger than myself,” Vesely says.

“Keep It In The Ground” employs Vesely’s natural indie pop sensibilities complete with a blues-based upbeat guitar riff, carrying his urgent warning message with gusto. “Quiet This Morning” has a ruminative pace and a post-apocalyptic approach that is equal in alarm. “The main thought in both songs is how we have failed to appreciate how good we’ve had it, how fortunate we’ve been to have hit this sweet spot in which we’ve been able to thrive as a species,” Vesely reflects. “But it’s a precariously balanced sweet spot and there are physical limits to our thriving which is accelerating out of control.”

THE RAW AND THE COOKED: TWO WAYS TO LISTEN TO TANYA TAGAQ’S “COLONIZER”

 

Tanya Tagaq has released two new songs from forthcoming Tongues, produced by Saul Williams and Gonjasufi. “Colonizer” and “Colonizer (Tundra Mix),” are moments for accountability, not deflection. Oh you’re guilty. It’s not a question.

The first “Colonizer” is Tagaq’s unambiguous response to performing in visibly and symbolically colonial spaces. The song clenches at the intersection of experience, violence and resistance, with droning, driving layers that throb, beat and buzz under Tagaq’s vocal rhythms.

“Colonizer (Tundra Mix),” hits differently, the product of creative marination with producers Saul Williams and Gonjasufi. Tundra Mix shows the collaborative and generative dimension of the Tongues studio experience and its potent mix of artists.

Pre-save Tongues, out Jan 21, 2022, here

ALIEN-NATION: THE DEAD SOUTH RELEASE “PEOPLE ARE STRANGE” COVER

 

The Dead South have released their version of “People Are Strange” with a new video, and it’s out of this world. Watch as our beloved bearded quartet are beamed into a Banj-UFO one by one and are forced to play in front of an intergalactic audience.

 

 

Rich with quality finger picking and replete with harmonies, Easy Listening for Jerks offers many new moods of songs we think we know so well. Pre-save the forthcoming Part I & II EPs for more ravenous reimaginings of country classics and hard rock reveries.