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Justice Hill "Room With A View"

Justice Hill recently released visuals for the lead single, "Outta This", from his debut full-length album, Room With A View, which is out today, April 20th, via Miner Lake Records.

On the album, Hill showcases is strong and soulful baritone vocals over a blend of Pop, R&B, and Dance sounds. He is joined by vocalists Eshé All Day Hues and Swäm, guitarists Rob Campbell, Charles Corley and Noah Gitlis, sax player José Guadalupe, and bassist Conor Roe.

   

1773 "If I Could Fly"

Hip Hop duo 1773, Just J and Wisdm O.N.E., have released the lead single, "If I Could Fly", from their forthcoming album, Growth Chart, which is set to be released on April 23rd.

The new track is a true feel good, summertime, song with production from BombeardO and vocals from New York's Natalie Oliveri.

   

Mind Maintenance "Glow & Glimmer"

Mind Maintenance has released the first single, "Glow & Glimmer", from their forthcoming self-titled debut album which is set to be released on June 11th via Drag City.

This is the duo of bassist Joshua Abrams and drummer Chad Taylor who both traded in the instruments that they are widely known for to take up guimbri and mbira. This allows the duo to explore a more worldly sound from their deep rooted improvisational jazz perspective.

   

Snowy Joey "22 Gimmies"

Snowy Joey has released a Vision Noire-directed video for the track "22 Gimmies" from his recently released curated playlist "I Love Loosies".

The 2 minute track finds Snowy Joey flowing nonstop over an Elijah Love produced beat.

   

New single "Jesus" begotten by Native Sun

Jesus” is the name of the new song by Native Sun and not unlike its namesake it’s got a certain hippie-freak vibe, and if Jesus Christ Superstar wasn’t already a thing it’d need to be after this song because it makes me wanna put on a flowing white robe and sing my heart out to the hills of Galilee, helped along by the song's assurance that "it's ok to lose your mind."

And did I mention it's over six minutes long--at least in its unedited form, the video version above is slightly foreshortened--and it’s got sections. Like how after an opening minute-and-a-half that's chock full of rousing guitar fanfare and lighter-waving vocals “Jesus” transforms into more of a glam number (actually it all kind of is) but more of a glam ballad and one that wouldn’t sound out of place on the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack. And then before long we get a dueling guitar solo and another big chorus and then another tag team guitar section that takes up the whole last couple minutes up to the (not) ending complete with fake fadeout a la “Helter Skelter” before returning in even more frantic form but with a fadeout that sticks this time.


So yeah we've got a song here that makes even Jesus going to Hell sound cool. And maybe it would be cool because him and the Devil could hold a peace summit or at least just talk things out. But what's more alarming is how there's a reoccuring theme here, given that Native Sun’s last single was called “Government Shutdown” and it made that subject sound really cool too, but in more of a punk rock kinda way. So I’m not saying we should call the CIA or anything but maybe keep an eye on these guys is all I’m saying because there's clearly a subversive element at work. (Jason Lee)