Music Monday: FOALS, Damey, The Airborne Toxic Event, Volbeat, and OK Go

Foals share a new music video for “Neptune”, the sprawling closing song on Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 that brings the album’s journey to a dramatic, heartfelt conclusion.

The video, directed by David East combines striking natural beauty with images that conjure the feeling of a world teetering on the precipice of an apocalypse. From the coastal location to the fiery finale, East’s video complements the lyrical themes of both the song and ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ as a whole.

 

Damey is back with a new sound and a new album to boot. The Bay Area native released his latest project Stay Alive, available on all streaming platforms. The entire album can be played straight-through without skipping, a rarity in these times. He has a West Coast-Drake kinda thing happening… And it works!

He has more than a few tracks that stand out but one of the hardest by far is “Billion Dollar Grind.” Check out the link below and prepare to relax to the most chill album of the summer.

 

The Airborne Toxic Event announced that they are rescheduling their 2020 dates to 2021 starting in February due to Covid-19 concerns. Current ticket holders may use their tickets for the 2021 rescheduled dates or have 30 days to receive a refund from their original point of purchase.

To celebrate with their fans, the band performed songs from their new album, the highly anticipated Hollywood Park, on a live stream last week. The live stream took place from the legendary Studio 1 at East West Studios in Los Angeles where a vast array of iconic musicians including Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley have recorded. The live stream is available on Facebook and YouTube Hollywood Park arrives via Rounder Records.

 

Volbeat recently released a video of “Leviathan” as part of their ongoing “Official Bootlegs” series. The song was recorded last year at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany, and was edited and directed by Brittany Bowman and Shelby Cude with audio mixed by Jacob Hansen.

Volbeat emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring, including opening for Metallica, Motorhead, and Slipknot, a string of seven beloved full-length albums which have sold 2.5M copies in the US alone, and eight #1s on the mainstream rock airplay chart.

 

The lead singer from OK Go penned a letter to a cache of music writers (including us) detailing his family’s bout with COVID-19, his wife’s recovery, and the song that resulted from it.

The track is called “All Together Now” and it’s a nice, relaxing tune that might even lull you to sleep. He ended the email with, “I hope you’ll check out the song, and perhaps read the letter. Profits from downloads at our website will be donated to Partners in Health, an organization that brings healthcare to people who can’t afford or access it.” A good track and a good cause make for a good combination of positive work.

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