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The Glorious Sons “Hold Steady”

The Glorious Sons have been slowly moving into an intense new sound, that includes their latest track Hold Steady. As lead singer Brett Emmons has made it clear, the group is evolving with their latest music like I Will Destroy the Void in You and Daylight. Hold Steady starts with a strong rhythm and feisty guitar licks. The intensity in the vocals is unreal. You feel like you are stepping into a boxing match with cameras flashing and everyone cheering you on. Its all about confidence with this piece. Hold Steady is a tough track as the lyrics cry out “I gave you my bloody ragged soul.” This is a playlist essential. Check it out here.
Written by Octavia Allison

Arcade Fire Perform “Windowsill” At Best Kept Secret

Arcade Fire has been filling the gap of live shows for us by posting videos from concerts past. Today they gave us their performance of Windowsill from Best Kept Secret Festival back in 2017. The performance has a whimsical sound to it as lead singer Win Butler, vocalizes. The sound turns folksy as the acoustic guitar seeps through. Seeing the lights from the stage and the crowd, puts you right in that experience. Emotions build with the music, and you can feel the sounds drawing you closer. This is a performance worth watching.
Written by Octavia Allison

Bastille Perform At Future Inc. HQ

Last month London’s Bastille shared their first new music of 2021 with “Distorted Light Beam”.  Bastille have shared a live performance of the track for Future Inc. HQ, which you can watch above.  The performance delivers a new soundscape to the song, with a few extra layers of synths and more industrial drum beat, it’ll give you a new appreciation for the song.  Earlier this month, the group shared their second single of 2021 with “Give Me The Future”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

The Offspring’s Cockpit Karaoke

Most people have heard of James Corden and Carpool Karaoke, but have you heard of The Offspring’s Cockpit Karaoke? Lead singer Dexter Holland is actually a licensed pilot as well (what can’t he do?) so as he’s flying a private jet, Noodles is singing alongside him to an iconic Offspring bands track. The pair performed is Come Out and Play. Of course, Jason Whittier (the guy that says “you gotta keep em separated”) was there too. It is exactly how you picture it. Somehow Noodles can squeeze a guitar in the front seat with him to play the iconic solo. The performance is pure fun and you wish you could catch the next flight with the trio. Check it out here.
Written by Octavia Allison

Violent Femmes And “Me And You”

Its hard to believe it’s been 30 years since the release of Violent Femme’s Why Do Birds Sing? album. The group will be reissuing this record in October to commemorate this anniversary. The deluxe version of this album will feature remastered songs, outtakes, previously unreleased material and more. In other news the group also put out a formerly unreleased song called Me and You. The first thing you hear is a crisp snare drum that sets the rhythm as the lyrics drive in right away. You and Me has a light feel but still pushes through with traces of Bob Dylan’s sound intertwined. It’s a quirky but simple piece that is worth a listen.
Written by Octavia Allison

Dave Monks Wants To “Change Your Mind”

Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club has been working hard at a solo project called I’ve Always Wanted to Be Me which will be coming out in October. In the meantime, he has also released a bright single called Change Your Mind. The video is all shot and edited by Monk himself which definitely adds personality. The song has marimba (like a xylophone) which adds a tropical feel to the piece. It’s a fun summer song that is everything but heavy. You can glide through this track as you enjoy the calm of another beautiful summer day. Check out Change Your Mind here.
Written by Octavia Allison

Jungle Gives Us The “Truth”

If you are looking for a fresh new song, Jungle just dropped one hours ago along with a music video. The track is called Truth and it is strong. The music is higher up there and light, but the vocals come in to add contrast as they are low and monotone. Lead singer Josh Lloyd Watson has a whisper that gives us an extra bit of texture. The vocals climb and it creates an intriguing mix that you have to follow through to the end. Truth is dancey with hints of synth buried under the layers of horns and drums. You will not be able to stop yourself from belting out the lyrics “It’s the truth I only want to wake up for you.” The rest of the album (called Loving in Stereo) is set to be released August 13th so now we wait…
Written by Octavia Allison

Dee Gees Share “Shadow Dancing” Video

“Hail Satin” arrived on July 17th, if you were lucky enough to get a physical copy, if not you can stream the album.  The Dee Gees (Foo Fighters) have shared the music video for “Shadow Dancing”, which you can watch above.  “Shadow Dancing” is original performed by Andy Gibb, younger brother of Bee Gees, Barry, Robin, and Maurice.  Foo Fighters released “Medicine At Midnight” this past February, if you stream “Hail Satin”, you can hear live versions of tracks from the album.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Ian Sweet Takes On Coldplay’s “Yellow”

Everyone is watching and waiting for Coldplay to release more tracks ahead of their album, especially Ian Sweet. The band took it upon themselves to do a cover of Coldplay’s Yellow. The group puts an eerie spin on this light piece. The vocals come through on a breeze. It spins the track further into the alternative realm. The video mimics the original as lead singer Jillian (Ian) Medford strolls along a beach. The track is different then Coldplay’s vision but it fills that need for a flowy alt ballad. Hear it here!
Written by Octavia Allison

Metric Share “Gold Guns Girls” At The Funhouse

November of 2019 saw Metric perform four nights at The Funhouse, where the band performed and recorded your favourite songs acoustically.  In recent months the Toronto band has shared a few tunes from the recordings including, “Black Sheep”, “Other Side”, and “Lost Kitten”.  Metric has now given us another sample of their performance from The Funhouse, listen to “Gold Guns Girls” above.  Metric’s last album, “Art of Doubt”, arrived in September of 2018.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

KennyHoopla Performs “Silence Is Also An Answer”

Travis Barker and KennyHoopla teamed on the “SURVIVORS GUILT: THE MIXTAPE//”, which arrived in June.  KennyHoopla has shared a live performance of “silence is also an answer//” from a secret show performance, and you can see it above.  Hoopla has shared music videos for “estella//”, “hollywood sucks//”, and “smoke break//”, which you all find on his YouTube channel.  KennyHoopla first showed up on our radar with “how will i rest in peace if i’m buried by a highway?// – EP” with the strength of the title track, it’s worth giving it a listen.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Are “Catching Smoke”

June saw the release of Melbourne’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s second album of 2021 with “Butterfly 3000”.  Since the release of the album K.G.L.W. have been sharing music videos for each track in chronological order, we now have the sixth instalment with “Catching Smoke”, and you can watch it above.  The video starts off pretty calm with the group performing in an open jam space, eventually King Gizzard transition into another dimension with a very fun dance party, definitely worth watching.  If you’re just getting into King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, you’ll have plenty of albums to choose from, a good starting point would be “K.G.” and “L.W.”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Vance Joy Sofa Beach Session

Melbourne’s Vance Joy returned to our lives with “Missing Piece” in May, after a three-year hiatus.  Vance was gracious and brave enough to sit with Shawna, Chris, and Jay, The B Team for a Sofa Beach Session, which you can watch above.  You’ll hear Vance talk about the nerves of releasing a song, where his unique sound comes from, and what he had been up to for the past few years.  You’ll also see Vance perform “Fire And The Flood”, “Riptide”, and “Missing Piece”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Grandson & Jessie Reyez Share “Rain” Video

In June, Grandson and Jessie Reyez teamed up for the new single “Rain”, which can be heard in The Suicide Squad trailer.  Grandson had shared a picture of the pair on social media saying that when the post had gotten ten thousand comments, he would drop the video for “Rain”.  We have reached that mark and you can watch the music video for “Rain” above.  The video features some A-List celebrities including, John Cena, Margot Robbie, and Idris Elba, who will be in The Suicide Squad film, which arrives on August 6th.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Coldplay Share “Coloratura”

Earlier this week Coldplay announced their new album, “Music Of The Spheres”, will arrive on October 15th.  With the album announcement came a short tease of each of the songs, which can be found further below on the page.  We now have the second single from the album, “Coloratura”, which you can hear above, the single follows up “Higher Power”.  Coldplay’s last album, “Everyday Life”, arrived in November of 2019.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Arkells Perform “One Thing I Know” Live

“Blink Once” the new album from Arkells is set to arrive on September 22nd, you can pre-order/pre-save the album now.  With the announcement of the album came the fourth single from the album “One Thing I Know”, and now we have a live version of the song, which you can see above.  Arkells will be reopening the Budweiser Stage on August 13th, 14th, and 15th, tickets are on-sale now.  By chance, if you didn’t happen to get a pair of tickets for the show, we might have some laying around the promo closet, but you’ll have to listen to find out.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Billie Eilish Announces Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles

We’re a week away from the arrival of Billie Eilish’s new album “Happier Than Ever” on July 30th.  The artist has shifted into high gear over the past few weeks by sharing the new single “NDA”, performing that track and “Your Power” live with brother FINNEAS.  On September 3rd, Billie will share “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles” on Disney +, where you’ll see Billie perform the album in full from the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and FINNEAS, you can watch the trailer above.  Eilish shared this statement, “Disney is incredibly iconic, so to collaborate on something like this is a huge honour. To be able to present my album in this way and dedicate it to the city that I love and grew up in is so exciting to me. I hope you love it.”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Arcade Fire Perform “Neon Bible” At Primavera Sound

Past Lives is a new series Arcade Fire have launched on their YouTube channel to tied us over until we can see the band perform live again in-person.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve gotten performances from their late night tv appearances to headlining sets at music festivals including Austin City Limits and Best Kept Secret.  Arcade Fire have shared a snippet of their 2017 set from Primavera Sound, with the title track from the bands second album “Neon Bible”, which you can watch above.  If you’d like to catch up on past #AFPastLives, head over to their YouTube page to see them all.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

JJ Wilde Performs “Mercy”

The Kitchener native unleashed the single, “Mercy”, in November of 2020.  The tune hit number one on the alternative radio charts in March and remained there for three weeks.  You can find “Mercy” on JJ’s new EP, “Wilde”, which was released in May.  Wilde will be hitting the road with The Glorious Sons next winter for The Unfinished Business Tour, in the meantime, watch JJ perform “Mercy” Live at THE HUB in the Opera House above.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Beck & McCartney Team Up On “Find My Way” Video

“McCartney III Imagined” arrived in April of this year, and featured artists like Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age, Ed O’Brien of Radiohead, St. Vincent, and Dominic Fike putting their unique twists on Paul McCartney tunes.  McCartney has shared Beck’s take on “Find My Way” in the form of a new music video, which you can see above.  Beck has been busy in the past few weeks, sharing the music video for Chloé Caillet remix of “Chemical”, remixing Natalie Bergman’s “Paint The Rain”, and teaming up with Bergman on “You’ve Got A Woman”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Rise Against & Meg Myers Get Acoustic On “Nowhere Generation”

“Nowhere Generation” the new album from Rise Against arrived on June 4th.  The band has teamed up with Meg Myers for a new acoustic rendition of the title track, which you can hear above.  The group shared this statement, “When we released the acoustic version of Nowhere Generation, we found that it really connected with a lot of people. We heard from a lot of unique and beautiful voices and we knew that we needed to add another beautiful, unique voice to this song. Meg was the perfect choice and we are thrilled with how it all turned out.”.  According to the comments on YouTube, people are fans of Meg’s vocals on the track, some calming the version with Meg is better than the original.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Bleachers Perform On Seth Meyers

“Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night”, the new album from Bleachers will arrive on July 30th.  Bleachers stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform “Stop Making This Hurt”, you can watch the performance above.  Bleachers will be at History on November 1st, tickets are on-sale now.  Word around the water cooler is that one of our Edge announcers had a chance to chat with Jack Antonoff from Bleachers, you’ll have to keep an eye on our social media feed to see it.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Glass Animals Perform On Good Morning America

“Heat Waves” has been one of the biggest songs of 2021 so far from Oxfordshire’s Glass Animals.  Although the album “Dreamland” arrived in August of last year, “Heat Waves” slowly picked up steam over the next few months, and really peaking in the spring.  Glass Animals stopped by Good Morning America to perform “Heat Waves” on the deck of a skyscraper with a beautiful sunrise in the background, you can see it above.  Glass Animals will be performing two shows at History next April, tickets are on-sale now, and they’ll be a hot ticket to get.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Jake Bugg Performs “Downtown”

Nottingham’s Jake Bugg is preparing the release of his new album “Saturday Night, Sunday Morning” on August 20th.  Bugg has released five tracks from the album previously, including “All I Need”, “Kiss Like The Sun”, “Rabbit Hole”, “Lost”, and “Downtown”.  Jake has given a glimpse into what “Downtown” will sound like live, you can see Bugg perform the track above.  Bugg’s fifth studio album “Saturday Night, Sunday Morning” has a very different vibe from his 2017 effort “Hearts That Strain”, which has us very excited for the forthcoming record.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

James Blake Announces “Friends That Break Your Heart”

London’s James Blake shared details about his fifth album, “Friends That Break Your Heart”, which arrives on September 10th.  Blake has released the music video for the lead single, “Say What You Will”, which is produced by FINNEAS, and you can watch it above.  James shared this in a press release about “Say What You Will”, “The song is about finding peace with who you are and where you’re at regardless of how well other people seem to be doing,” and “Comparison really is the thief of joy.”.  Blake’s last album “Assume Form” arrived in January of 2019, in 2020 James released two EP’s, “Before” and “Covers”, while also appearing on track a with Slowthai and producing a track for Flatbush Zombies.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Lorde Is Stoned At The Nail Salon

Lorde is keeping us interested with another track while we wait for her upcoming Solar Power album. This new track titled Stoned at the Nail Salon has an airy lightness to it and you float across each lyric. We can see something has changed for Lorde as her music is much brighter than her previous record, Melodrama. The lyrics cut deep but she pulls back saying “I don’t know, maybe I’m just stoned at the nail salon.” Its just enough to get you feeling a certain way without falling in too far. It seems like it will be a whimsical mix of tracks coming our way. Stoned at the Nail Salon is a ballad full of thoughts that are spiralling through a stoned mind. Although we don’t know when the full album will be released, we’ll keep an eye out for you. Check this out in the meantime.
Written by Octavia Allison

The Black Keys Get The Blues

The Black Keys put out their gripping blues-style album in May and we have been enjoying each and every track since then. Today the group released their performance of Crawling King Snake live from Easy Eye Sound. It starts off with strong guitar riffs that put you in the palm of their hand almost instantly. It’s such a slick piece that falls together effortlessly (or that’s how they make it seem at least.) The whole album has that old blues style running through the heart of it. The sound is a little different than the signature Black Keys, but they can fit into this sound just as naturally. Crawling King Snake is a track you can just jam to.
Written by Octavia Allison

The Glorious Sons Will Destroy The Void In You

The Glorious Sons have been giving us the odd song here and there as we wonder about the possibility of a new album. Today they have given us I Will Destroy the Void in You. According to the lead singer Brett Emmons, it’s a different sound then some of their other tracks to “keep you interested.” This song is a slowed down piece, and it really brings out the grit in Emmons’ vocals. It’s a slow song that will put you in your feelings right away. I Will Destroy the Void in You is soft and emotional as the lyrics call out “if you close your eyes where does the road lead you?” Its not a sad song per say but it’s a little heavy. The Glorious Sons previous tracks Young King and Daylight, as well as this one set the mood of the band lately. It could be a whole new era of The Sons and we will just wait and see what that brings.
Written by Octavia Allison

Valley Sets The Tempo For The Weekend

If you are looking for the perfect upbeat track for this weekend look no further. The Toronto based band Valley has just released their single Tempo. The song sounds like a summer day out with friends. It has a strong beat and is full of positive energy. It has the perfect mix of higher vocals into a mellowed out section where they bring everything down. Tempo is a song that will creep into your brain and camp out there. I’m not complaining. There’s not much more you could want with a track like this except another one! Add Tempo to your playlist and check it out right here.
Written by Octavia Allison

Calva Louise Plays The Odds

Today Calva Louise put out the video for their brand-new song The Odds. The track starts and dramatically builds as the lead singer, Jess Allanic literally steps into another realm. The song has a lot of energy but not in a bounce off the walls type of way. The Odds is foreboding and intense. The smouldering glances throughout the video add effect. The lyrics push this song to the edge as they demand “who’s the one that comes above you?” It has an alternative feel with an organ adding a contrast. The Odds stands out as one of Calva Louise’s most intriguing new tracks. Check it out here.
Written by Octavia Allison