Boston hip-hop artist JugState has released his latest single, “Ambition.” It’s a quick track, at 2:12, built to feature Jug’s flow and a deep groove. Lyrically, it’s both aggressive and tongue-in-cheek, and the call-and-response of the verse is particularly great (Smile for the camera (cheese!)). “Ambition” is produced by Session for GRP.
Look, I think we’ve been very clear that New York’s Late Cambrian has been doing damn good things, so let’s get to the point. It’s been about three years since the release of their last full length, Golden Time, and since then, the band has morphed considerably from a catchy guitar rock band to a lean electro pop duo, who have released a series of carefully crafted singles and videos in the interim. Now, finally, Late Cambrian is readying the release of their new LP, Sweet Cambrian High, Vol. I & II. It’s available for pre-order now as part of a PledgeMusic campaign, and will be released on CD, cassette, and limited edition colored vinyl. So, if you like unique, infectious, and clever music – and we know you do – get to it now.
Though Chris Fields‘ single “Crown” dropped over a year ago, the Brooklyn MC has given it a new life with a brand new video, released June 1. The song, which first hooked us with “a simple but menacing horn sample, with an even more intense chorus,” certainly deserves to be heard by a wider audience. Hopefully the new video helps toward that end. “Crown” is from Fields’ LP Dreams Are Forever. Get it at www.cdotfields.com.
Finding a spot on our Top 40 in its first month of competition, “We Could Rebuild It” is the debut single by The American Indie. The Boston trio has been honing their sound over the past couple of years (going through a couple of name changes in the process), and are readying an EP for release as they begin to make waves with their live shows in the Northeast. Marked by heavily syncopated electronic rhythms, earnest lyrics, intertwined guitar lines, and atmospheric synths, “We Could Rebuild It” is a confident debut from a promising indie rock band.
Los Angeles singer Chris Ayer just released a new single, “Stay Another Night.” It’s breezy, acoustic driven pop song perfectly suited for chilled-out summer nights. The intermittently pounding beat takes the track just outside of singer-songwriter territory and should help it find a home on Top 40 radio. In fact, “Stay Another Night” is already burning up the Spotify charts overseas. And just in time, since Ayer has been performing a series of dates in Europe, and will head to The Netherlands for a couple of dates in Utrecht on June 1st and Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf on June 5th. A video for the new single is forthcoming. In the meantime, listen below.
Audemar, an artist seen recently on our Rap and Hip-hop chart as well as our Urban Best of the Best rankings, has dropped a new single, “Is You High?” Otherwise known as Omar Rihani, Audemar worked with producer Ditty Beatz and engineer Chris Ryan to create this mesmerizingly mellow jam. This is the first single following the release of Audemar’s collaborative EP with Gov.Name (aka “The Government“). Listen: