Weekly Roundup: New music and upcoming events from Camden Welles, PVRIS, Neck Deep, REZZ and more
March is already packed with new releases and exciting events! Check out Atlas’ picks for brand new tracks and upcoming concerts.
320 Conversations with Talinda Bennington and Kevin Lyman
In a brand new partnership with USC, Talinda Bennington, widow of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, and Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman will be the featured speakers at the first 320 Conversations event. This panel about de-stigmatizing mental illness and prioritizing awareness will be hosted by actor Ken Jeong and feature special guests to talk about personal experiences and the challenges that surround mental health. RSVPs are now open for this free event- don’t miss out!
It Bends: “You’re No Good”
Mexico City based singer and producer It Bends shines on “You’re No Good,” fusing a low key bass line with pop melodies and a little extra Mexican dance flair. Her lyrics detail disappointment in discovering a partner’s true colors after falling in love with the idea of them. And the static leading up to the bass drop sounds like crumpling up the list of complaints and starting fresh—preferably out on the dance floor.
A’REZZ’ONA: March 14th at Rawhide
Canadian producer REZZ makes her return to Arizona after drawing thousands at DUSK 2019. The Relentless Beats presented event is the second she has headlined at Rawhide and expects an even greater turnout this time around. REZZ’s catalog includes collabs with Zeds Ded, Malaa, k?d, and plenty more, and she has been releasing singles and EPs nonstop since 2015. This is sure to be a can’t-miss set by EDM’s “Space Mom.”
Snag tickets to this massive show here!
Jeffery James: East London EP
On his new East London EP, Jeffery James sounds like he’s caught a second wind. His lifelong love of melodies drove his songwriting, and the atmosphere of his base of Nashville gave his music some soul. But it was a month long trip to London last year that helped him clear his head and find his voice. James worked with some of the brilliant engineers and producers that bring songs by people like Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher, and Shawn Mendes to life, and he tapped into his own vulnerabilities to write raw. Single “Downtown” is an immediate standout, the closest the EP has to an anthem, and swells with emotion.
PVRIS: “Dead Weight”
Taking a refreshingly new approach to what their fans are used to, alt-pop band Pvris are back with a new single titled “Dead Weight” to start their new era of music. This new sound features an electronic disco feel which takes some inspiration from Saturday Night Fever and That 70’s Show according to one of lead singer Lynn Gunn’s recent tweets. Despite their new direction, they still remain true to their past releases by keeping a touch of dark and eerie essence to it. Amidst the release of “Dead Weight”, PVRIS have also announced their third studio album titled Use Me which is due out May 1 and will be followed by a spring tour. The band will also be supporting Halsey on her upcoming Manic tour this summer. After taking a significant time off to put their all into creating this new record, there’s no doubt that PVRIS is back and better than ever.
Neck Deep: “Lowlife”
UK rockers Neck Deep announced their latest album, All Distortions are Intentional, with new single “Lowlife”. This upcoming concept album takes listeners on a journey through a search for meaning in an often disconnected world. “Lowlife” previews this trek and adds a rich new entry into Neck Deep’s catalog, telling the story of Jett and Alice, two lovers on a trip through the band’s new world of Sonderland.
Camden Welles: “Famous on the Internet”
Former members of Young Rising Sons have come together for another bouncy, electronica track, “Famous on the Internet”. The song pokes holes in influencer culture and breaks down the strain and sacrifice that come with seeking online attention and fame. Camden Welles’ sound is sleek and polished, with even the autotuned vocals adding commentary to the subject of the track.. The band is currently on tour with Transviolet and Armors, lending a perfect complement to these bands’ vibes.
Leon of Athens: “Communication”
This rising Greek pop star is making his break across the pond with new single “Communication”. Written with Lana del Rey collaborator David Sneddon and featuring Katerine Duska, this song is a pop track tinged with longing for more (you got it) communication. Leon of Athens will be bringing this interesting and flamboyant new sound to the US this year with festival appearances at SXSW and Bonnaroo.
Story by Olivia Khiel, Taylor Gilliam and Christina Tredici
Photos courtesy of the artists