Music Monday: Slothrust, Eclipse, Jessica Audiffred, AREA21, Prince Fox, and WARGIRL

The LA/NYC band, Slothrust, share their Noisetrade EP, If You Took Me To The Zoo, out now. The EP features a 2019 Mix of “Double Down” by 5x Grammy-award winning American mix engineer Chris Lord Alge, along with two previously unreleased demos: “Some Kind of Cowgirl” and “On My Mind.”

“Double Down” is also currently featured on SiriusXM Octane’s “Test Drive” until March 6 and was added to Spotify’s “Rock This” playlist. The track currently has over 2.5 million Spotify streams and 666,600 streams in the past 30 days. On February 6, the band appeared on FX’s “You’re The Worst,” and not only performed as a punk band on the episode, but also had their single “Double Down” featured in another scene. Slothrust’s 2012 single “7:30” is the show’s theme song, as well.

 

Los Angeles producer Eclipse combines sparkling synths, hard kicks and riveting trap snares on his cinematic New Noise offering “Endeavor.”

“Endeavor” is the latest offering from 19-year-old multifaceted star Chandler Riggs. After concluding his 8th season as Carl Grimes on the AMC TV series The Walking Dead, Riggs is now pursuing his music career as Eclipse. Last year he released his debut EP, Lunar, a stunning collection of boundary-pushing songs, leaning into ethereal soundscapes and melodic trap beats. On the live side, he’s taken the stage supporting the likes of 1788-L, Boombox Cartel, Wuki and made his EDC Las Vegas debut in 2018.

 

Jessica Audiffred returns to Circus Records with new banger “Wasted.” Straight off the back of a remix of “G Chain” for Born I x ARIUS, Jessica Audiffred is turning everything she touches to gold.

This track delivers everything you’d expect from an artist who was recently crowned Mexico’s best DJ of 2018. Combining heavy bass elements with cutting edge trap, her dynamic sound has inspired support from massive names like Dillon Francis,12th Planet, Pendulum, Krewella, Excision, Crizzly and so many more.

 

Pop/rock sibling-trio and America’s Got Talent semi-finalists, We Three, have released a new video for their song “Lifeline”. The heartfelt, uplifting track is truly brought to life through the collaboration of We Three and director Derich Hartfell.

The video features siblings Joshua (piano/drums), Bethany (bass), and Manny (guitar) in a winter rainstorm in their hometown of McMinnville, Oregon, and brings the song’s soul-searching core to life in stark terms.

 

When AREA21’s huge ‘Spaceship’ track debuted in Martin Garrix’s Ultra Music Festival set in 2016, the dance scene was ablaze with rumors about the track and the project. A slew of big singles followed in the form of ‘Girls’, ‘We Did It’, ‘Glad You Came’ and ‘Happy’.

This new track ‘HELP’ was originally teased on Instagram back in April 2018, and fans have been clamoring for it ever since. Recently a microsite has been teasing with details of the new single, including hints that led to a phone number with a voicemail announcing the release, raising the anticipation further.

 

Prince Fox’s alluring production is enhanced by Ellise’s mesmerizing vocals on their Dim Mak single “Tell Me.” Deep basslines and captivating verses intersect on the duo’s standout pop collaboration.

Using his ‘pop that knocks’ mantra as a production blueprint, Prince Fox continues to crank out hit after hit. Combining future bass undertones, shimmering guitar notes, and a layer of subdued synths, “Tell Me” plays to Prince Fox’s production strengths, while leaving room for Ellise’s vocals to shine. The song follows recent release “Five Months Later,” which saw placement in Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, as well as YouTube support from tastemaker MrSuicideSheep. His latest singles add to a long line of work, including collaborations with Hailee Steinfeld, Bella Thorne, Quinn XCII, Chantel Jeffries, YG, Rich the Kid, Bia, and The Griswolds.

 

Long Beach, CA multi-cultural groove/world/indie rock collective WARGIRL have dropped their latest single and music video “Mess Around.” The track appears on the band’s self-titled debut full-length which will be released on April 19 via Clouds Hill.

Think Santana’s early records, afrobeat recordings by Fela Kuti, the psychedelic masterpiece “Forever Changes” by Love and sounds from 70s psych funk masters War (who happen to also be from Long Beach) and mix that with element of reggae, disco, garage rock and post-punk and you’ll start to understand where WARGIRL is coming from.

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