SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 4, 2014

April 4, 2014
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WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY THEE OH SEES

Our lad John P. Dwyer has been lancing eardrums with Thee Oh Sees in an ever escalating flurry of records for the past 6 years. Since the release of “The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In” announced a new loud era and excepting a few momentary detours into home-baked territory (“Dog Poison” and “Castlemania” for example), JPD and company have pummeled a bit harder each time out, cemented their reputation as a live force to be reckoned with, and have left legions sweaty and bruised in the process. Late last year, after years of relentlessly touring the world, the word got out…Dwyer’s moving to LA (fear not, still California!) and Thee Oh Sees are taking a much needed hiatus with a shifting of gears ahead and a new album on the way. This is that album.

http://www.stereogum.com/1672989/thee-oh-sees-drop-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/

WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY ALPHA CONSUMER

The members of Alpha Consumer have worked with Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Chuck Statler, Brother Ali, Anais Mitchell, Pieta Brown, A Prairie Home Companion, and more. MOJO said, “[Alpha Consumer] reminded us of just how great American oddball rock used to be. The Modern Lovers meets Talking Heads but heavier is how we describe Alpha Consumer. In truth, they’re more entertaining than that.”

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/04/minneapolis_alp.html

NEW VIDEO BY TRAFF THE WIZ

In case you’re not familiar with Traff The Wiz, he is a Hip-Hop artist from Missoula, Montana and has been attracting quite a bit of attention in the past few years.   He is the 2013 Zoo Music Awards Hip-Hop/Spoken Word Category winner.   He has put out 3 albums, “Revenge of the Spliff” (2010), “Traffghanistan” (2012), and most recently, “These Things Take Time” (2013).   This is his sixth music video, and all have done quite well! Traff has toured extensively in the western US and has opened for Warren G, Lyrics Born, Andre Nickatina, Blueprint, Dizzy Wright, and the Nappy Roots.

Traff The Wiz video, “A Maze in Greys”
http://youtu.be/bN4xuTvQi4E

WIRE: LIFE SIZE MAPS PREMIERE “THIS SAME HOUSE” VIDEO

Life Size Maps are extremely pleased to share their video for “This Same House” courtesy of Portals today.   The clip was directed by Brooklyn design studio Eye Bodega and can be seen right here.   The live footage was shot at Mike’s apartment, while everything else was built using analog video synths in tandem with over 7000 frames of computerized 3D renders.

http://www.portalsmusic.com/2014/04/sounds/life-size-maps-house/

WIRE: SALIVA VIDEO “RISE UP”

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated hard rockers SALIVA are thrilled to reveal the brand new, vengeful, action-packed music video for their new album’s title track, ‘Rise Up’! The music video can be watched exclusively via Loudwire.com today.

http://loudwire.com/saliva-rise-up-exclusive-video-premiere

STREAM NEW LP BY PURE GROUND

Pure Ground is a minimal industrial/wave duo formed in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2012. Making use exclusively of classic analog equipment, Pure Ground build a sonic template incorporating equal share of harmonious and discordant elements to drive their strain of rhythmic electronics. Present day dystopian realities and contemporary warfare influence the bands lyrical themes, with reference to 20th century science fiction and horror. The Daylight & Protection LP collects both of their cassette EPs in remixed and remastered form. They also recently released a limited VHS entitled Tenebrous Passages containing five works totalling near 20 minutes of collaged and manipulated video paired with exclusive audio tracks. Each VHS comes with a numbered print of a unique still taken from the videos in a limited edition of 60 copies.

STREAM: Pure Ground – Daylight & Protection -
http://chondriticsound.bandcamp.com/album/daylight-protection

WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY STAGNANT POOLS

Consequence Of Sound has premiered “Intentions” the lead track from Stagnant Pools’ sophomore album Geist out June 10 on Polyvinyl Records. Geist will be available on CD, LP, digitally and cassette and can be pre-ordered now in the Polyvinyl online store. Polyvinyl online store. Stagnant Pools just announced a summer tour supporting Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/04/stagnant-pools-announce-new-album-geist-stream-intentions

WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY KSHMR

Ever since “Megalodon” appeared as an ID track in DJ sets and radio shows including that of HARDWELL, SANDER VAN DOORN, NICKY ROMERO and more, hype, rumors and speculations have surrounded the track and the producer.   Now, KSHMR has released a brand new track titled “ ¡Baila!”

ThisSongIsSick.com has an exclusive first listen of the track HERE:
http://thissongissick.com/blog/2014/premiere-kshmr-baila

RICO LOVE ADDED AS DIRECT SUPPORT TO FUTURE

Grammy-nominated Disivion1/Interscope Records   recording artist/songwriter/producer Rico Love is gearing up for the release of his upcoming Discrete Luxury EP by joining Future on the nationwide Honest Tour.   Beginning May 23rd in Milwaukee, WI, the tour will cover the entire United Sates, as well as Canada, wrapping up in Montreal on July 12th.   Major stops on the tour include cities such as Chicago, New York City, Boston, Miami, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.   Fans can expect to hear many favorite Rico Love tracks including hits from the Discrete Luxury EP including “They Don’t Know” and “Bitches Be Like”.   The EP will be available exclusively at Best Buy on April 8th.

https://twitter.com/IamRicoLove

RABBL RAISES $775K IN SEED FUNDING

RABBL, the leading U.S. service for crowdsourcing concerts, has raised a total of $775,000 from investors, led by a $340,000 investment from Foundry Group’s FG Angels Syndicate. Foundry Group reviews a large number of investment opportunities among early-stage information technology, Internet and software startups. The investment will be put towards expanding RABBL’s social booking platform and increasing artist outreach activities.

Risk is the core business problem in the live music business. How many tickets can a band sell? What towns and venues should a band play?   For millions of artists and venues, there are no easy answers to these questions.   RABBL empowers artists by letting fans answer these questions, by reserving tickets in advance to potential shows. If enough tickets are reserved to meet the artist’s goal, then the show is booked. This helps venues take a chance on new bands, it helps artists to decide to play in new places, and it gives fans a real chance, for the first time, to be involved in decision-making about where an artist performs.     The $775k investment will be put towards expanding the social booking platform to offer more support and options for venues, promoters, and artists.

https://www.rabbl.com

ARK LIFE ANNOUNCES APRIL & MAY TOUR DATES STARTING TODAY

From 2007 to 2012, songwriter Jesse Elliott led rock&roll band These United States through 5 studio albums and nearly 1,000 live performances in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, appearing everywhere from Glastonbury to SXSW, Daytrotter to Lollapalooza, and garnering praise from NPR, The New York Times, SPIN, KEXP, and others.

ARK LIFE SPRING 2014 TOUR DATES:
Thu 4/3 @ Mission Creek Fest, Iowa City, IA w/ Of Montreal
Fri 4/4 @ Basementstormer, Maquoketa, IA w/ Hunterchild
Sat 4/5 @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL w/ Dan Hubbard
Wed 4/9 @ Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO w/ J. Roddy Walston & the Business
Fri 4/11 @ The Aggie Theater, Fort Collins, CO w/ Musketeer Gripweed
Thu 4/24 @ Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO w/ Winchester Holiday
Fri 4/25 @ FoCoMX Festival, Fort Collins, CO w/ Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Fri 5/2 @ The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT w/ Little Hurricane
Sat 5/3 @ Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO w/ Little Hurricane

http://www.arklifemusic.com

THE MANY COLORED DEATH DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW

Power trio The Many Colored Death have rocked onto the national scene with their debut full-length album Our Own Devices on the independent record label Home Tone Records. The album, consisting of a robust 17 tracks, was co-produced and engineered by Bruce Barkelew (Hilary Scott, Black Daniels and The Bears,The Hipnecks) and Adam Roehlke (Stingrays, Wilco). Lush guitars, a pounding rhythm section, and soaring vocals permeate the release, showcasing the band’s ability to meld their influences into a sound all their own.   Arena-ready riffs (Fade Away, Rats) will keep listeners heads bobbing, and radio-ready hooks (To Fly,Beating Heart) will keep their mouths humming.

The record is now available for purchase through the Home Tone Records official website, www.hometonerecords.com.

“THE HOUSE” BY LOVE AND RADIATION

Chicago’s Love and Radiation is back with a new single titled “The House.” The first release since their 2013 debut You Will Know Me, it reveals the duo exploring new sonic territory with warm R&B beats and intimate, contemplative vocals. Download “The House” for free here and get ready for new music from Love and Radiation later this year.

http://loveandradiation.bandcamp.com/track/the-house

STARKILLERS & BLACK BOOTS “SWEET SURRENDER”

USA’s Nick Terranova a.ka. Starkillers teams up with the explosive electronic duo Black Boots with their release ‘Sweet Surrender’ out on the 4th April on Ultra.

The collaboration with Black Boots, comes armed with elements of an explosive big room anthem, with a massive pop melody, featuring the unique, rock-infused vocal style of one half of Black Boots duo, vocalist Mikey Francis, creating a timeless song with substance, purpose and emotion.

Stream here: http://bit.ly/1h6xGa1

http://www.starkillersmusic.com

NIC FANCIULLI REMIXES FLEETWOOD MAC “BIG LOVE”

Off the back of his Saved 100 tour and the Saved label party at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Nic Fanciulli releases his edit of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Big Love’ for a free download as a gesture of thanks to his fans. Stripping back the vocals, Nic’s tech-house edit of the Fleetwood Mac hit ‘Big Love’ weaves traces of the 80’s into his mix, inspiring a dance-worthy track.
Download here: http://bit.ly/1kuySSp.

WIRE: BUNJI GARLIN TO PLAY HOT 97 SUMMER JAM

VP Records recording artist Bunji Garlin was just announced to perform at Hot 97′s epic stage show Summer Jam on June 1st. Summer Jam is the annual hip-hop fest held in East Rutherford, New Jersey at the Metlife Stadium (former site of Giants Stadium) and sponsored by New York based radio station HOT 97FM.

Click the link for more info: http://www.missinfo.tv/index.php/hot-97-summer-jam-2014-lineup/?wt=10

NEW VIDEO BY HIGH DESERT

“It was an idea I hatched last year to challenge myself musically and to get myself out of my comfort zone,” says former Shins keyboardist/guitarist Marty Crandall in a recent interview with Pyragraph. High Desert, the musician’s newest project, is a marriage of Marty’s fuzzed-out record collecting soul and good friend Nick Noeding Jr.’s bedroom beatmaker heart. In addition to debuting the stream and video of their lavish single, “Disappeared,” the duo has also announced a release date of April 15 for their self-titled album.

Watch the video for “Disappeared” here: http://youtu.be/o9eF7Afje1s

WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY WAKE UP

wake up is a four piece rock band from Lake Worth, Florida. Their debut 7″, ‘Forever Home’, is a three song collection of hook driven, feedback fraught alternative rock songs that pay homage to 90′s guitar giants without resorting to the “grunge revival” to make their mark. The release is their first on West Palm Beach’s Decades Records (an au courant boutique label under the umbrella of the Frenchkiss Label Group) but you won’t find any references to sand or surf here.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/04/florida_band_wa.html#more

WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY WALRUS VIA IMPOSE

Comprised of five members channeling their inner psychedelia, songs range from trance to surf and end in 1967 at the corner of Haight and Ashbury; except these guys live just over the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A reincarnation of 60′s psyche-pop if there ever was one, their music will adhere to all levels of inebriation or consciousness. Walrus takes you swiftly into a summer’s daydream you’ll find yourself never wanting to wake up from. Conga’s, simple keys, heavy r&b bass walks, 12 string guitars and falsetto’s all find a home in Walrus.

Grab a listen and read a short interview with the band after the jump:   http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/walrus-bulash-mp3

WIRE: THE BOTS FEATURED ON MTVU’S THE FRESHMEN

LA’s The Bots are on this week’s lineup for the next installment of mtvU’s emerging artists show, The Freshmen. The show spotlights emerging artists on air and online, with the chance for one of the videos to get an automatic add into rotation on the channel the following week. Fans can vote on these videos until this Friday, April 4 at 2:00 PM EST.

Vote For The Bots “5:17″ Here:
http://www.mtvu.com/music/ashley-poole-kesington-kross-mark-battles-the-bots-the-grtns/

Make sure to catch The Bots live at Coachella on Friday, April 11th and Friday, April 18th!

WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY MYSTIC BRAVES

It’s no wonder why The Zombies asked Mystic Braves to open their L.A. show last year. While the hometown favorites were barely even a blip on their respective parents’ radars when Odessey and Oracle was released, the psych-steeped five-piece sounds like they stepped straight out of the ’60s. And not in an obvious, someone’s-been-studying-their Nuggets-comps-until-the-grooves-give-out sort of way, either. We’re talking a richer, fuller plot of references (garage-borne greats like The Electric Prunes, The Chocolate Watchband and The Music Machine) that filter the band’s hook-centric purple haze through robust organ rolls, runaway guitar riffs, heat-stroked horns and a rhythm section that can only be described as “restless”.

http://bullettmedia.com/article/premiere-party-desert-mind-mystic-braves-desert-island/

WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY BORN ALLAH & ERULE “DUB FRITTERZ”

Los Angeles rappers Born Allah and ERule present the Empty Marlett-directed music video for “Dub Fritterz”, the NGAFSH-produced new single from the Dub Fritterz EP, which also features a verse from Planet Asia. “Fritterz” features Belizian songstress Blaq Suga on the hook. Born Allah and ERule made their names in Los Angeles’ Project Blowed/Good Life freestyle rap scene documented in the 2008 documentary This Is The Life (which features Born Allah) which also spawned the likes of Freestyle Fellowship and Jurassic 5.

http://youtu.be/CsY9LI-XdBQ

BEAR HANDS UNVEIL NSFW VIDEO FOR “PEACEKEEPER”

Bear Hands have unveiled the NSFW video for “Peacekeeper” from their latest full-length, Distraction, out now in the US and Canada via Cantora Records. The primarily black and white clip features the band in a tongue-in-cheek battle with law enforcement, assisted by some women in varying states of undress and automatic weapons — donuts, breasts and bullets abound.
 
http://youtu.be/DQwG6Ya9pyY

SEVAG REMIXES SARAH MCLACHLAN

Sevag is expanding into his extensive knowledge of classic chart-toppers with his latest release, Delerium Ft. Sarah McLachlan ‘Silence’ (Sevag Area-201 Remix). A groovy and intricate bassline is blended masterfully with progressive big room elements, combining to create a unique sound and final product. This track is dance music in its finest form, an artistic rendition of a beautifully powerful vocal.

https://soundcloud.com/sevagofficial/delerium-ft-sarah-mclachlan

THE REVERE TO RELEASE ‘BEHOLD, THE SEA ITSELF!’ ON APRIL 29th

Philadelphia-based power trio The Revere will be releasing their latest music endeavor, Behold, The Sea Itself! on April 29, 2014, through Rock Ridge Music (with distribution via ADA).   Behold, The Sea Itself! was recorded at Forge Recording Studios in Oreland, PA, and was mixed by Ron DiSilvestro.   It is the first release from the band that was solely produced by them.
 
Says guitarist/vocalist Sean Kelly, “This album is by far the most refined and the most organic version of The Revere. We have been excited about this album since we began writing the first track almost three years ago. We can’t wait to share it with everyone!” Rounding out the trio are Kelly’s brother Pat (drums) and Michael Pearson (bass); all three studied at Temple University in Philadelphia.

http://therevere.net

WIRE: THE UKIAH DRAG SHARE NEW “DIRT TRIP” VIDEO

The Ukiah Drag are Floridians in New England exile: haunted by grave, aberrant definitions of rock n’ roll, post punk and what it ultimately means for the Superego to be blitzed by the Id. Personnel of The Drag stem from the Tampa scene – recording and sharing bands with members of Merchandise like Cult Ritual and have previously ran with the Ascetic House pack on which they released their debut tape and toured with Destruction Unit. Check out their grim and mind-bending video for “Dirt Trip” premiered by Noisey and be sure to catch ‘em live on a North American tour with Merchandise this summer.

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/the-ukiah-drag-fuck-the-rehashers-packpatters-and-asswaggers

WIRE: RESCUER DEBUTS NEW SONG AT BROOKLYNVEGAN.COM
 
ATampa’s rising rock band Rescuer will release their second full-length studio album titled Anxiety Answering via No Sleep Records on June 3rd. In anticipation for the upcoming release, the band has partnered with BrooklynVegan.com to premiere the album’s first new song, “Out of Focus,” and have launched a pre-order for the new record at https://store.nosleeprecords.com/product/7182.
 
Listen to Rescuer’s new track, “Out of Focus,” now, exclusively at BrooklynVegan.com: http://bit.ly/1gRNlZD

BRIGADES RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SMALL TIME CROOKS”

Crocodile Tears will be available everywhere on May 6th via Pure Noise Records. Their EP release comes shortly after the band announcing their addition to the Pure Noise Records family. Brigades will also be on tour this spring with Hit the Lights, Major League, Light Years and July.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWti9qQ_0pw

WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY EMILY WOLFE

Austin’s rising dream rock singer/songwriter/guitarist Emily Wolfe teams up with American Songwriter today to premiere her live video for the unreleased new song “Violent Veins.” Wolfe describes the meaning of her lyrics for this new song explaining, “Life imitates art to me and ‘Violent Veins’ is a specific example of that. I have always had a thing with accidentally breaking jewelry given to me by a significant other and, in retrospect, I’ve come to realize how predictive that can be. It’s also about how genetics run through your veins. Sometimes connecting with those genetics is the only way you know how to get a passionate feeling out of your body – that’s what this song is all about.”

Watch the video on American Songwriter, here: http://bit.ly/ewolfevv

WIRE: OKAYPLAYER PREMIERE GRAND ANALOG “HOWL (LIKE WOLVES)”

Grand Analog returns with the premiere of their new single “Howl” (Like Wolves) ahead of the release of their forthcoming Modern Thunder LP, out April 22nd on Jillionaire’s Feel Up Records. The Toronto-based collective’s upcoming project follows their critically-acclaimed Metropolis Is Burning LP, which dropped in 2009.

http://www.okayplayer.com/news/grand-analog-howl-like-wolves-single-mp3.html

WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY WELL$

Premiered by the Huffington Post, “Lil’ Tommy” is the third single from Well$’ forthcoming MTSYD: The Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher mixtape. Produced by Shurik’n and THE BL∆CK HE∆RTS CLUB, it follows the audio release of “Black Swan,” debuted by HipHopDX, and the video release of “Savoir-Faire,” which was introduced via Noisey. MTSYD: The Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher will be released in late April.

Read the Huffington Post’s feature story and premiere of “Lil’ Tommy”:  
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/02/wells-lil-tommy_n_5079338.html

WIRE: EMMURE PREMIERES NEW VIDEO VIA KERRANG!

From their forthcoming sixth studio album, Eternal Enemies, EMMURE and KERRANG! are proud to unleash “A Gift A Curse”. To be released everywhere on April 15th, Eternal Enemies is a collection of EMMURE’s most pissed off, violent material.

Head to KERRANG! to hear “A Gift A Curse”
http://www.kerrang.com/16307/exclusive-premiere-new-emmure-track-gift-curse

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE ® CELEBRATES MICHAEL W. SMITH’S ‘HYMNS’

Christian music artist Michael W. Smith has debuted at No. 2 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Current Contemporary Christian Album Chart (week ending 3/30/2014) with his latest album Hymns. The album also debuted at No. 25 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Current Albums Chart (week ending 3/30/2014). This is the latest project from the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store ® exclusive music program, and can be purchased exclusively at all 626 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store ® locations and CrackerBarrel.com.    

“Michael made a wonderful and inspiring album that is quickly becoming a favorite with our guests,” said Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager. “Everyone at Cracker Barrel congratulates him on debuting at No. 2 on the album charts with Hymns and we look forward to continued success together!”    

http://www.crackerbarrel.com/music/

DEBUT SINGLE FROM SIREN

Based in Los Angeles, CA, SIREN is an emerging female duo featuring longtime friends, Kat Ostenberg and Skyler Stonestreet. Blending a pop sound with elements of hip hop, and evocative lyrics that reveal a unique perspective, SIREN will entice you into their world.
 
Listen to their DEBUT single “I Think I Like You”
https://soundcloud.com/wearesirensound/i-think-i-like-you

WIRE: GOODTIME BOYS PREMIERE NEW SONG ON THISISFAKEDIY

The UK’s Goodtime Boys are excited to give listeners the first taste of their upcoming Bridge Nine release Rain. The track “Moral Decay” finds the band in blistering form with the track opening like a battering ram to the ears before reaching a shiver-inducing climax. Listen to the song here on ThisisfakeDIY UK and pre-order Rain now from the B9Store.

http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/news/premiere-goodtime-boys-unveil-new-track-moral-decay/

PURE X’S VIDEO FOR “HEAVEN”

Austin’s Pure X released their third LP, Angel, this week (May 5th in the EU/UK) on Mississippi based label Fat Possum and today they are sharing with you the new video for their lovely track “Heaven.” This comes in as the band arrives in the Northeast for the end of their tour with Real Estate. They play three shows in New York, with a headlining date on Sunday, April 6th at Baby’s All Right.

http://youtu.be/k83QOSjAwjE

WIRE: WISE GIRL PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “JUST WON’T DO”

Wise Girl just premiered her new single “Just Won’t Do” on BUST! Listen HERE. “Just Won’t Do” is the first single off the band’s sophomore EP “Sing Me To Sleep”. The band’s second effort showcases their softer side with a stripped-down acoustic style. Frontwoman Abby Weitz crafts compact pop ditties with lyrics that are as honest as they are clever.

http://www.bust.com/exclusive-premiere-wise-girl-releases-new-single-just-wont-do.html

WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY TYPEFIGHTER

Garage pop quartet, Typefighter has premiered a music video for new song “You When You’re Older” on PureVolume today. You can watch the video here: http://bit.ly/OfrJuh. “You When You’re Older” is the newest song off the band’s debut LP, “The End Of Everything”, set to releaseon April 22nd, 2014 via DC label Huge Witch Records. An arresting rock ‘n’ roll record filled with pounding rhythms and roaring guitars, Typefighter’s upcoming full-length release delivers a big, snappy sound that lives up to the raucous live sets Typefighter has brought to the stage, on shared bills with bands including The So So Glos, Here We Go Magic, Givers and We Were Promised Jetpacks.

http://www.typefightermusic.com

BOXED IN UNVEILS NEW SONG “NO JOKE

Having cut his teeth in much-touted Manchester band Keith, Oli Bayston has more recently been acquiring production credits alongside Dan Carey (Steve Mason and Toy), playing keyboards for the likes of Willy Mason and putting his accomplished song-writing talents on display for The 2 Bears, George Fitzgerald and Rosie Lowe.

FOR FREE DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/1h8xBm6

DEEP DISH’S NEW SINGLE “QUINCY”

Following a triumphant return to the decks this past weekend during Winter Music Conference in Miami, the iconic DJ/producer team of Ali “Dubfire” Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi releases the new single “Quincy”, now available on iTunes through Astralwerks Records in the U.S. and Virgin EMI in the U.K.

Listen / Share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ9zc1Uz31o

A.J. ELLIS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CHEATING THE CZAR”

A.J. Ellis’ debut solo album Bury The Devil is out this week on Glaze Records and to celebrate Ellis’ has debuted the music video for the single “Cheating The Czar”.   The New York City based British expat has drawn a warm response for his solo effort, withAmerican Songwriter   praising the “street wise, organ-drenched” lead single “Stand Up” and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel applauding the album’s reverence for “old-fashioned pop and rock.” Watch “Cheating The Czar” and stream “Stand Up” below.

Watch the music video for “Cheating The Czar”
http://vimeo.com/90304703

LUCIUS NEW SINGLE “GENEVIEVE”

Brooklyn’s Lucius has released their acclaimed debut full-length album WILDEWOMAN internationally via Play It Again Sam. The European release includes a bonus track, new recording of the fan favorite, “Genevieve.”
 
https://soundcloud.com/ilovelucius/genevieve/

NEW VIDEO BY CHRISTOS DC

The artist Christos DC aka Christopher Vrenios, was born and   raised in Washington, D.C. by parents who sang opera and taught voice professionally. He takes his name from his Greek heritage using a nickname given to him by his grandmother & also to represent his birthplace that set the tone of his musical journey. His sound is best described as a blend of Downtempo,   Reggae with overtones of   jazz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCz7H8hQtw0

LIVE NATION AND MOTOROLA EXTEND RELATIONSHIP

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) and Motorola announced an extension of their relationship with the launch of The Discovery Project. Continuing with their mission to engage electronic dance music (EDM) fans across multiple live event, social media and mobile platforms, this project provides a unique way for fans to share personal stories of self-expression in EDM.

For more information please visit www.discoveryproject.com.

By participating in The Discovery Project, contestants compete for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to have their individual creations displayed at select Insomniac events. There are four categories: music, costume design, art installation and stage design. One person from each category will win the opportunity to meet with a mentor and will see his or her creations revealed at the festival in front of thousands of attendees.

MARK JONES & TWENTY PACES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM MAY 27th

In the ever-evolving music scene, it’s more important than ever to stand out from the crowd. Having a 6’7″ lead singer goes a long way in helping Mark Jones stand out from crowd, or at least above it. With a foundation of simplicity and truth, Mark Jones and his band are making a stir with their unmistakable sound. Like the troubadours who’ve inspired him, Mark’s songs take you on a personal journey that begins with being true to one’s self. Breaking Even, the debut album from Houston’s Mark Jones & Twenty Paces (due out May 27, 2014), delivers 12 candid and uncompromising alt-country tracks.
 
The son of a church music director, Jones started piano lessons at the age of six and sang in church and school choirs. Though this musical training held some influence, songwriting came to him by chance. Mark was pursuing and Agricultural Economics degree from Texas Tech University when the need to fulfill a fine art credit landed him in a songwriting class.
 
https://www.facebook.com/XXPaces

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