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This week's round-up: New music from The Lemon Twigs, DE'WAYNE


A blast from the past with The Lemon Twigs, some energetic rock from DE'WAYNE and prepare to go intergalactic with Soul Extract




The Lemon Twigs - 'A Dream Is All I Know'




NYC sibling duo The Lemon Twigs share the theatrical epic “A Dream Is All I Know", the (near) title track and latest taste of their forthcoming album, "A Dream Is All We Know", out May 3rd on Captured Tracks. Merging ripping guitars, zig-zagging harmonies and bittersweet nods to love and loss, today’s single captures those sort of spacey, fleeting moments in our everyday experience.


Says Brian on writing the track: “This song is about impermanence and the dreamlike nature of our day to day lives. It was written when I was feeling a strong sense of unreality in my kitchen. Unfortunately, “Unreality In My Kitchen” didn’t have much of a ring to it so we had to go with “A Dream Is All I Know” as the title.”


Today’s single is accompanied by an all new music video edited and directed by Michael and Brian D’Addario themselves, marking their directorial debut. Shot on film in NYC, the video pictures the band moving through their day in an absurdist reverie, skipping through scenes at school, on stage, in the clouds… the Twigs are dazed and confused, in more ways than one.


Recorded completely to tape and mixed and mastered by Brian and Michael themselves on of-the-era equipment, A Dream Is All We Know presents a tracklist that is historically accurate, but altogether new. From the timeless tropes of the Lennon-McCarthy songbook - including the most explicit example yet, with co-production on “In The Eyes Of The Girl” by Sean Ono Lennon - to the skyrocketing harmonies of the Wilson family and nods to The Move, Big Star, Tradewinds and more, A Dream Is All We Know revisits the 1968 sound the D’Addarios teased the potential of making almost a decade ago on Do Hollywood.


But with five albums, collaborations with everyone from Weyes Blood to Tim Heidecker, stages shared with Phoenix, Bleachers, Arctic Monkeys, and their musical hero Todd Rungren, and praise from Elton John, The Zombies, Gerard Way, Iggy Pop, and many more under their belt, A Dream Is All We Know is a clear demonstration of the growth the brothers have undergone in their journey from doe-eyed teenagers eager to make music reminiscent of their heroes, into visionary songwriters and arrangers whose oeuvre is itself a source of inspiration to other artists.

Following 2023’s emotionally charged Everything Harmony - which The Guardian called “totally perfect,” Questlove praised for going “full Debarge”, and The Needle Drop’s Anthony Fantano revealed was the source of his #1 most played song of the year - A Dream Is All We Know showcases the brothers playing with a newfound sense of intuition after years spent perfecting their craft.


Pre-order A Dream Is All We Know here:


DE'WAYNE - 'Synthesizer'




FEARLESS RECORDS is pleased to announce the addition of rock artist DE'WAYNE to the global roster. DE'WAYNE is an artist who has taken risks his whole life and is now putting that exact energy into the music he creates.


DE'WAYNE is an alternative rock singer from Houston, Texas, who is redefining how it's done by showcasing a raw and tasteful blend of genres. The music combines elements of rock, pop, and soul, with a mission to show people we shouldn't live in boxes — and neither should our music. Throughout his nascent career, he has constantly reinvented himself, leaving fans both guessing and thrilled, all the while picking up new ones along the way. The NME called out his ability to be "equally at home belting out throaty howl or indulging in his velvety soulfulness" and praised, "the sense of fun and experimentation that’s crucial to good mainstream-minded rock music is very much alive" that defines DE'WAYNE's music.


To celebrate the signing news DE'WAYNE has released new single 'Synthesizer' and shared new video.


"Synthesizer' is a love letter to my best friend," DE'WAYNE says. "Sometimes, it's easier to say these things in a song rather than in person. I was inspired by The Commodores, who wrote 'Brick House' about the perfect woman — in their eyes. I wanted to take the word synthesizer and make it SEXY and give it a new meaning. To anyone who listens to this, I hope they find the synthesizer in their life."


The song has already been added to Spotify's flagship rock playlist MARROW, which is a mirror and vehicle, and a reflection of what is truly driving today's rock youth culture, evolution, and limitless trajectory.


Soul Extract - 'Innerspace'



Soul Extract continues his orchestral rock journey with Void Chapter member and labelmate Brian Skeel in this new single cinematic rock single "Innerspace."




Building up momentum from the start "Innerspace" is an ethereal journey into the microcosms. In his own words Soul Extract explains, "From my passion of the microscopic unseen world came a track that will hopefully pique the interest of those who have dismissed the subatomic and quantum world as mundane science. Working with Brian Skeel on this song is what brought this idea to life and I am super thankful to share this with him."


Fueled by guitars, synthesizers, and a dynamic vocal performance from Soul Extract "Innerspace" explores the depths of the smallest worlds we've yet to touch. Orchestral strings blending with chugging guitars, and impassioned vocals, powerful rhythms, ethereal melodies, and the electrifying combination of bass, drums, electric guitar, and synthesizers that Soul Extract has come to be known for "Innerspace" is truly a prime example of cinematic rock at its best. Take the journey inside. You won't regret it. 



Cerebral. Beautiful. Violent. Soul Extract taps into a wealth of human emotions and experiences to generate a listening space that is as intense and unpredictable as life itself. The highly personal inspiration for Soul Extract’s creations gives every song an invigorating level of creative clarity, and the artist’s willingness to smash through genre barriers puts him at the forefront of modern music.


Although Soul Extract’s stylistic approach fits within the broad scope of electronic rock, labels can’t begin to describe the exploratory, borderline progressive nature of the songs themselves. Josh Mullis, the architect behind Soul Extract’s elaborate compositions, brings a deconstructive mindset to his craft, tearing apart genres and fusing their most compelling elements back together to build calculated and highly detailed tracks.


This analytical approach to Soul Extract began to take shape in 2013, and after years spent synthesizing the sounds of metal, electronic, and orchestral music, the artist unleashed his fiery debut album, Circadian Algorithm. Loaded wall-to-wall with emotive vocals and explosive instrumental sections, the album has laid the foundation for a developing career with an upward trajectory.


Mullis’ passion for music began at a young age, and he has traditionally pulled from deeply personal events for his creative stimulus. Finding escape from family struggles by picking up a guitar as a teenager, Mullis discovered those early creative efforts were able to carry him through unpredictable times. As an adult, a motivating force for his music rests within humanitarian endeavors, as Mullis donates proceeds from Soul Extract to New Day Foster Home (http://www.newdayfosterhome.com), a charity that supported the health of his adopted daughter at an early age.


For Mullis, music is an indescribable force capable of sparking intense emotion, and this force is the essence of an artist in its purest form. As the project name suggests, Soul Extract is Josh Mullis’ unaltered expression of himself, and his passionate approach to songwriting shines through on every track he produces.


"Innerspace" is available now on all platforms from FiXT


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