This Sound Nation Category: new releases

Category: new releases

Tell Me How You Really Feel – Courtney Barnett

Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett first came to light in 2012 when her self-released EP, I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris, appeared and was roundly praised across Australia. Her conversational, deadpan delivery and garage rock-infused folk-pop style caught the attention of influential website Pitchfork, which named her song “Avant Gardener” one of its Best New… Read more

 

F.A.M.E. – Maluma

Maluma is the pseudonym for Juan Luis Londoño Arias, a Colombian reggaeton singer known for a sweet tenor voice and streetwise yet romantic delivery. He gained his initial fame as a teenager. He originally pursued football as a vocation, and was gifted enough to attract the notice of the media in his native Medellin. He… Read more

 

Legion: XX – Burn The Priest

Reclaiming their provocative old moniker—Burn the Priest—for this one-off covers album, Virginian metal kings Lamb of God pay tribute to their early influences. As such, the band tears through pummeling versions of hardcore punk favorites like Bad Brains’ “I Against I,” Cro-Mags’ “We Gotta Know,” and Agnostic Front’s “One Voice” with maximum precision and intensity…. Read more

 

Electric Light – James Bay

A singer/songwriter with a penchant for crafting moving and evocative folk-pop, James Bay hails from the North Hertfordshire market town of Hitchin. Bay honed his skills regionally, eventually landing high-exposure support slots with Tom Odell, John Newman, and Kodaline before inking a record deal with Republic/Universal in 2012. Bay soon began recording material, and charted… Read more

 

Part of the Light – Ray LaMontagne

With a voice that recalls a huskier, sandpapery version of Van Morrison and Tim Buckley, Ray LaMontagne joins such artists as Iron & Wine in creating folk songs that are alternately lush and intimately earthy. The songwriter was born in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1973; his parents split up shortly after his birth, and his… Read more

 

Love Yourself 轉 ‘Tear’ – BTS

South Korean boy band BTS (Bangtan Boys or “bulletproof boy scouts” in Korean) blend dance-oriented K-pop with hip-hop influences. The septet’s lineup includes Rap Monster (Kim Namjoon), team leader and rapper; Jin (Kim Seokjin), singer; Suga (Min Yoongi), rapper; J-Hope (Jung Hoseok), rapper and choreographer; Jimin Park, singer and choreographer; V (Kim Taehyung), singer; and… Read more

 

Byron Major–Rockstar

“Byron is definitely a music genius and understands the importance of the synergy between classical music and the digital space the industry is following.” – B Sharp Entertainment, 2015 Byron Major has achieved quite a lot for a 24 year old – he’s performed his original song ‘South Africa’ at Nelson Mandela’s Boston birthday celebration… Read more