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June 25, 2022 Mac Wetha unveils ‘Pelican Freestyle’ from new EP

Mac Wetha unveils ‘Pelican Freestyle’ from new EP

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Multi-faceted artist and burgeoning talent Mac Wetha releases his new EP “Cloud Paint” and shares the latest track ‘Pelican Freestyle’.

Effervescent, optimistic and bursting with vitality, the genre-melding, ‘Pelican Freestyle’ affirms the importance of being grounded and finding repose in an ever-shifting world. It’s an introspective and thrashing ode to re-gathering balance in times of uncertainty. Fast-paced and emotionally charged, the latest single finds moments of gentle serenity in an otherwise high-energy arrangement.

“Pelican Freestyle” follows the release of “Feel Better (Infinite Pitbulls)”, a feel-good pop-punk-hued celebration of life and “Dani Song”, the incendiary first look from the ‘Cloud Paint’ EP. A free-spirited symbiosis of his formative pop-punk and emo influences, “Cloud Paint” is a showcase of Mac’s most forward-facing and irrefutably energetic tracks.

Last year saw the release of breakneck single ‘IDONTBELIEVEIT’, an upbeat danceable track that explored the excitement and uncertainty of falling for someone, alongside the debut EP “Make It Thru”, which explored Mac’s identity as an artist. His first EP featured candid, honest songs that flowed between his wide-ranging influences and displayed a previously unseen side to his music.

Mac Wetha is the resident producer of the widely admired London-based NiNE8 Collective, producing tracks for crew members including Biig Piig and Lava LaRue, alongside the occasional juggernaut like Aminé. He’s also toured with the labelmate BEABADOOBEE and the likes of Deb Never.

‘CLOUD PAINT’ TRACKLIST

1. Checkpoint

2. Left Unsaid

3. Dani Song

4. Feel Better (Infinite Pitbulls)

5. Pelican Freestyle

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June 23, 2022 Alternative artist Sage Castleberry releases debut song

Alternative artist Sage Castleberry releases debut song

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Michigan-born and bred Sage Castleberry is a pop artist whose music brings together old and new. Born into a family of musicians, he was exposed to a variety of genres, ranging from 80s hair bands to country music and everything in between. Picking up the guitar at just 10 years old, Castleberry has spent years mastering his art, eventually becoming the lead guitarist in a band alongside his good childhood friend, Sam Luna, Dave Luna, long-time family friend Chris Gillette and Castleberry’s own father, Tim Castleberry. Taking the leap to go solo, the songwriter has been working on his own music, discovering his unique sound and perfecting his artistry. 

His debut single “I Kinda Like It” narrates the story of a guy who likes the feeling when a girl shows interest in him, but only at certain times. Touching on the desire to have someone to alleviate the symptoms of loneliness, he sings, “I kinda like it when I need you, to go and pick up on your phone, cause I don’t want to be alone.”

With a throbbing beat, jangly guitars and echoing synths the track shines bright. Doused in a groovy, move-inducing rhythm, Castleberry’s infectious vocals will have you singing along all day. “I Kinda Like It” showcases an infectious pop sound fueled by Castleberry’s influences over the years. From the likes of Queen, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and The Band Camino, the Michigan artist displays a multitude of sounds, as he soaks up the music from his childhood, fusing them with modern, fresh and dance-worthy elements.

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April 25, 2022 R&B infused pop band SYTË share song ‘Where Did the Love Go’

R&B infused pop band SYTË share song ‘Where Did the Love Go’

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Fusing pop-perfect hooks with a laid back indie style, SYTË (meaning “eyes” in Albanian) are making their mark in the alt-pop scene. Based in New York, the group has an abundant blend of musical backgrounds, with elements of R&B, pop, indie, metal and Jazz, creating a sound and vibe that transcends genre, geography, age and gender.

The group initially formed when vocalist Nita Kaja was visiting her family’s hometown of Prishtina, Kosovo and met future partner and band mate Drin Tashi. Falling deeply in love with the free-spirited and alternative lifestyle of the city, and being surrounded by a thriving and youthful music scene, Kaja felt inspired to create her own music, forming a duo with Tashi in 2018, before teaming up with drummer Granit Havolli and bassist Fatlind Ferati; evolving into the four-piece band we know today.

The new single “Where Did the Love Go” was written after three long months of isolation. Feeling disconnected from the world and missing out on a European tour due to the pandemic, Kaja penned the lyrics after finally reuniting with a friend, causing a burst of inspiration and the creation of this soulful tune. The sultry-hued vocals are a perfect complement to the funk-driven bassline, twinkling keys and groove-laden percussion, resulting in this vibrant, yet sonically textured track.  Hoping to encourage people to express their seemingly-niche emotions, the band write music about acknowledging and navigating through destructive thoughts and patterns. Wanting to see popular music shift to a more introspective and intentional place, the band expressed, “Documenting these overlooked emotions can help bring humanity together and highlight how much more similar we are to one another than we think”.

Known for their electrifying performances, SYTË have already played a number of well-known festivals including Pop Kultur Festival, Localize Festival and Sunny Hill Festival, where they opened for powerhouses like Dua Lipa, Action Bronson and Martin Garrix. Returning to New York City to work on new music and grow as artists, and with nods from publications such as i-D, Noizz.d and The Line of Best Fit, the band are in for a swell of a season!

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November 4, 2021 Alternative duo WARBLY JETS share music documentary video

Alternative duo WARBLY JETS share music documentary video

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Alternative duo WARBLY JETS (Samuel Shea and Julien O’neill) share a documentary entitled Making of MONSTERHOUSE, which documents the process behind their newest studio album, MONSTERHOUSE (out November 12, 2021 via Rebel Union Recordings). EARMILK hosted the premiere.

Speaking on the documentary, Samuel Shea said,

We love being in the studio writing and recording. We enjoy the process that goes into making a record as much as the final product itself. We wanted to share that side of what we do with our fans and listeners. I’ve always enjoyed getting any insight into the process of how a record I love was made. The idea was to be able to offer our fans that same exciting feeling of giving a behind the scenes look into how we do what we do. I hope that it’s a special experience for our supporters.It’s always a strange feeling for me looking back at any older version of us. We learned a lot during the process of making MONSTERHOUSE. It’s nostalgic to watch it all back.”

Julien O’neill continued,

“We knew this album was going to be a big undertaking and a turning point in direction stylistically. It felt really important to not leave everyone in the dark and bring people along for the experience. It’s great to see how it evolved from the early days to the end. A LOT morphed in the process of writing and recording. From album title and concept to all the songs being finalized in the moment. Knowing where this album landed in hindsight, it feels really special to watch many of those original moments happening in real time. We’re pulling back the curtain for the first time. We’ve always been very vague about our process and haven’t really allowed any cameras to follow us behind the scenes before this documentary. We wanted to give people an insight to how we do what we do, what it takes to do what we do and how seriously, or not, we approach making music. It’s a companion piece to an album that took every inch and resource we had to make possible.”

MONSTERHOUSE is the Los Angeles-based duo’s second full-length studio album, following their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut released in 2017. The new LP is packed with high-energy, genre-fluid tracks that exhibit WARBLY JETS’ studio chops and production prowess. With sonic references ranging from Rick Rubin and Beck, to Beastie Boys and early 2000s hip-hop, the album explores the place where humanity and technology meet—grappling with all the questions and doubts that come with living in the information age.

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