Listen to the latest releases from local artists. In this week’s edition: rising dance-house star Shamir drops his latest video, Brandon Flowers’ new single leaks, rapper Snap Murphy wants to get away and T.R@bb rides dirty.
Shamir – “Call It Off” [Video]
Rising Northtown star Shamir, who appeared on the cover of our 2015 Intriguing People issue, is on a roll. The 20-year-old dance-house singer’s “On the Regular” recently appeared in an Android Watch ad, he reportedly slayed crowds at SXSW and, today, he debuts his newest video. “Call It Off,” from his forthcoming XL Recordings debut Ratchet (out May 19), is just as bubbly as his previous music blog favorites. It may be a break up song, but it’s far from sad. In fact, Shamir urges you to do it. Just can’t call a thot a wife / no more basic ratchet guys / Listen up, I’m saving you, he warns. The video’s a trip, too, as Shamir transforms into a puppet and leads people from a clothing store to a cave. I’m assuming peyote was involved.
Brandon Flowers – “Can’t Deny My Love” [Stream]
Speaking of Vegas heavy-hitters, a leak of Brandon Flowers’ new single “Can’t Deny My Love” surfaced this morning. Though Soundcloud links were taken down, a stream of the song is available on Stereogum. A triumphant anthem, the single draws heavily from disco and ’80s rock—and it’s catchy as hell. You’ll have it on repeat once you hear it. Those fortunate enough to get into Bunkhouse Saturday night were treated to a live version of the track. If you missed it, he’s rumored to perform it tonight on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. His The Desired Effect is also due out May 19.
Snap Murphy – “Break Time” [Video]
Listen to Vegas emcee Snap Murphy’s “Break Time” and you’ll be on Expedia trying to find the first flight out of here. The video, filmed by A Good Break, finds Snap rapping about getting away and all the places he’s roamed as he wanders through parks and mountains. The song’s an instant head-nodder, with Snap delivering his sharp rhymes over smooth guitar samples. Check it out below.
T.R@bb – “Still Leanin” [Stream/Download]
If you’re more into ridin’ than flying, T.R@bb has the joint for you. The North Las Vegas rapper flips 2004 Mike Jones (who?!) hit “Still Tippin” with updated bars and an interpolation of Jodeci’s “Feenin.'” Despite the codeine-referencing title, T.R@bb’s delivery is anything but drowsy. He unleashes a couple barrages, with the 50-second mark aimed directly at his competition: All these Vegas rappers suck / I got the game in a Cobra Clutch.