Music Monday: ARMNHMR, UZ, ZHU, Jessica Audiffred, Adventure Club, and Giants Chair

An airy production is highlighted by blistering synth drops and KARRA‘s breathtaking vocals to create ARMNHMR‘s epic ballad “Silver Lining.”

“Silver Lining” marks the second single from the LA duo’s forthcoming debut album, The Free World, due to drop next year via Dim Mak. The track details the all-too-familiar trope of trying to find resolve following the dissolution of a relationship. KARRA’s pained vocals take the driver’s seat in this emotional rollercoaster with tonal shifts that bridge the gap between hopeful interludes and devastating drops.

 

Directly following the release of his aptly named rap heater “Fire,” UZ shares another rap cut off his forthcoming album titled “I Can” featuring Cleveland rapper Twnty8. “I Can” has a billowing bassline, ominous melody, and an overall dark feel, layered perfectly with Twnty8’s smooth bars. 

The accompanying music video matches the song’s cryptic vibes. It’s set in a vast, empty desert, and as Twnty8 raps his verses, a mysterious UZ lurks around him with a shovel in hand. The music video definitely carries the season’s Halloween feel, and the last scene is quite a twist, so make sure to view it until the end.

 

Astralwerks released “Came For The Low” the new single from ZHU and partywithray. The track is a four-on-the-floor club record with trademark ZHU vocals and an addictive low bassline. A longtime musical compatriot of ZHU, with roots in L.A.’s storied indie scene, the mysterious partywithray adds his special sauce to the proceedings with a style and flair that channels the bratty stepkid of Prince and Fisher, but with an attitude that is all his own.

The official video for “Came For The Low” is set at Area 51 – a playful nod to September’s Area 51 raid – and features an appearance by Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. The cryptic clip sparks conversation about government transparency – or the lack thereof – atomic age angst and, of course, aliens.

 

Mexico’s finest export Jessica Audiffred is back on the label with “Maximum Bass” out now on Circus Records. Pronounced one of bass music’s rising stars at this summer’s Bass Canyon Festival, she was invited onstage to tear it down B2B with the one and only Excision.

Rounding off a busy year for the producer, she’s been putting out bangers such as “Wasted,” “Like What The F,” not to mention her Crizzly collab “This Ends Now,” which gained support from heavy hitters such as 12th Planet, Excision, p0gman, Doctor P to name a few. She’s also had stunning support from Spotify in her home nation, making it onto the Mexican iteration of the prestigious ‘mint’ playlist.

 

Next in a series of new music from acclaimed bass act Adventure Club is two-track EP ‘Death or Glory Sessions’. The Montreal-based duo has long been regarded for their earth-shattering, high-energy production and their newest cuts show them in top form. 

The title track “Death or Glory” builds up with an anthemic horn section and rock-inspired vocal, dropping into dubstep mayhem with relentless force. The second song “Wolfpack” is a cinematic smasher that displays the duo’s dedication to unique and interesting song arrangements. Both tunes are executed with the pristine production standards and genre-bending approach to songwriting that have become synonymous with Adventure Club’s music.

 

Influential 90’s midwestern emo band Giants Chair is back after a 23-year absence. A new album, ‘Prefabylon’ was released on December 6 via Spartan Records, with a single “Dirty Winter”.

Giants Chair frontman Scott Hobart says, “Dirty Winter” was one of the first songs we started writing for this record, but we kept reworking it until it was also one of the last songs we finished before recording. It seems to be about being lost and freezing – blind in a blizzard of lies. “

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