NEW ALBUM BY ROSELAND
Including members from Cortez, Kruger, No Sun In San Francisco or Sonograph, the band is gonna release with “Roseland” a delicate sonic flower in a classy package of careful production signed by Raphael Bovey (Kruger) and Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna). Synths, strings, orchestral guitars, breathing drums and a million voices in the land ofroses. Don’t expect it to be all gentle and smooth though, you might be surprised by some weird electronic drones and crushing post-hardcore climaxes. Sadness, despair, hope and joy all next to each other. Life in every breath. Twelve songs about flowers and thorns featuring a dozen of musicians from Switzerland and beyond.
IVAN OOZE NEW SINGLE “JIMI HENDRIX”
Thrown into the spotlight in 2014 through a series of viral Friday freestyle videos, Melbourne indie rapper Ivan Ooze cemented the hype in 2015 with recent single ‘Trippin’. Now – ahead of his upcoming mixtape – he’s dropping ‘Jimi Hendrix’, a smooth affair showcasing his fascination for rhyming and versatility as an artist part of the new wave of Aussie rappers.
REVENGE OF THE MEKONS: NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE CULT ROCK GROUP
After a successful run at New York’s Film Forum, Joe Angio’s exuberant documentary, REVENGE OF THE MEKONS, will be screening at Indiana University’s Ryder Film Series April 10-13. Showtimes and locations are listed below.
In light of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act – which allows business owners to discriminate against gay, lesbian, and transgendered people on religious grounds – anyone who posts the anti-discriminatory hashtag #WeAreIndiana along with #MekonsMovie on The Ryder’s Twitter (@RyderFilmSeries) or Facebook page (The Ryder Magazine and Film Series) will gain free entry for the three nights the film is playing.
“Pulling the Indiana University screenings to protest the state’s new discriminatory ‘religious freedom’ law would only prevent like-minded students in one of the state’s liberal bastions from seeing it,” director Joe Angio said. “So instead we are using social media to spread a positive message of support for the LGBT community.”
JAN HELLRIEGEL NEW VIDEO
Jan Hellriegel’s new video single ‘For The Love Of Glory’ sees the light of day, today. This cinematic, cowboy, Middle Eastern inspired pop song explores themes of ‘good’ and ‘bad’. Says Jan, “You can’t please everyone all the time and sometimes your actions can hurt others even if you think you are doing the right thing. The question is, what is doing the right thing?”
SAREEM POEMS & ESS BE “PUSH IT ALONG”
Sareem Poems (founding member of L.A. Symphony) has teamed up with Lansing Michigan based producer Ess Be for a new release. Beautiful Noise is in stores now via Illect Recordings. Album artwork by Agnes & Lupus (UK).
“Push It Along” is about moving forward in my lane. I’m a creative, husband, father and blue collar working man now. My days as a single creative are behind me.
I have new passions and loves that drive me in my daily life. Serving my wife, son, church & community. These things push me more than anything. My idea of success has completely changed. Along with the place I call home. From Los Angeles CA to Lansing MI. The simplicity of my life right now is beautiful. Wake up, serve, work, create, give & repeat.
ABOVE BELOW WITHIN ALBUM STREAM
Above Below Within is the second full length album by Swedish psychedelic / classic rock quintett Nocturnalia (formely known as Nocturnal). It’s a seven track opus with a more cultivated sound than it’s predecessor but with the same underlying philosophical concept which has always been the foundation of their creative process. The album was recorded and mixed by the bands newly added guitarist Linus Lundgren at studio Ganymeden in Linköping during the summer of 2014. Unlike the last recording they also decided to produce the album by themselves, leaving a more personal mark on the final outcome.
PROMISE LAND “ALRIGHT”
After huge releases on the likes of Spinnin, Doorn, Mixmash and Size, Italian house duo Promise Land are back with ‘Alright’, their debut single for Flamingo records which is scheduled for release on March 23rd.
Opening with intense 4/4 kicks, Promise Land prove their prowess for a powerful build up, coupling thudding percussive polyrhythms with a wide-open, piano-led vocal section. From here, the duo lock their sound together, throwing the track into a tightly wound vortex, painting dizzying synth sounds over hard-hitting drum hits – creating a euphoric juxtaposition from the relief of the track’s previous section.
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2015-16 SEASON
BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in thirteen extraordinarily wide-ranging programs in the 2015-16 BSO season, highlighted by new programming and recording initiatives around the music of Shostakovich, three weeks of thematic concerts honoring the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, concert performances of Strauss’s Elektra with Christine Goerke in the title role, and new works by Hans Abrahamsen, Sebastian Currier, Giya Kancheli, and George Tsontakis. Subscriptions for the BSO’s 2015-16 season are available now by calling 888-266-7575 or visiting www.bso.org; single tickets, $25-$145, go on sale August 3.
Mt. Vernon, NY rapper Rodney “JP” Reynolds presents “No”, the Hayling-produced single from Prayers & Pot Liquor, his new mixtape featuring Franceska Marie and Isaiah J. Tate.
JOHN FOGERTY ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL “1969” U.S. TOUR DATES
Beginning May 2nd, JOHN FOGERTY’s highly-anticipated world-wide “1969” tour will launch its U.S. dates with a special appearance, May 2nd, at the Beale Street Music Festival. Newly announced dates include stops in Hawaii, Baltimore, NY’s legendary Radio City Music Hall, Philly, Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle and Denver. Previously announced dates include May shows in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and a July 15th stop in Los Angeles at the iconic Hollywood Bowl. The U.S. portion of the “1969” tour is set to conclude on August 9th in Albuquerque. A few additional dates will still be announced.
NATE RUESS WATCH “NOTHING WITHOUT LOVE”
“Nothing Without Love” is the first track from Ruess’ full length album, due out this summer on Fueled by Ramen. Buy “Nothing Without Love.”
MIRACLE MASTER NEW SINGER
German heavy rockers MIRACLE MASTER have announced the addition of vocalist Ecki Singer (ex-SILVERLANE) to the group’s ranks. The band is working now on their sophomore album, to be released in fall 2015. Live shows with the new singer are booked for the summer.
The band commented: “We are extremely excited to announce and welcome Ecki Singer into the band as vocalist. Ecki has really been a breath of fresh air for us, his voice add more modern dimensions to our sound.”
JUICY J ANNOUNCES “THE HUSTLE CONTINUES” TOUR + NEW VIDEO
GRAMMY ®-nominated rapper Juicy J has announced that he will hit the road this summer on ‘The Hustle Continues Tour’, stopping in major markets across the U.S. including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and more. The 25-date tour kicks off May 14 in Houston, TX and wraps up on June 28 in Tampa, FL.
COURTNEY YASMINEH TO RELEASE ‘RED LETTER DAY’
Courtney Yasmineh has been writing songs and performing for most of her life, however her path to becoming a full time musician is a unique and inspiring one.
Yasmineh always dreamed of pursuing a music career, as a teenager in Chicago she ran away from home at the age of 17 to play up in the bars up in Dylan country in Northern MN. She even had early airplay on a song on Duluth radio at a station that had recorded of her doing one of her own songs live at a folk concert. She got a full scholarship to Macalester in St. Paul and married the guitar player in her back up band.
HIGHLY SUSPECT “LOST”
“Their new track “Lost” mixes the guitar shredding havoc of typical Brooklyn grunge with stead, jabbing bass. It explores the contrasts between virtually total silence and sonic bedlam, breathing in a few resting moments.” – Blackbook Magazine
IKEY “STORY, STORY”
On “Story, Story,” a hypnotic piano sample loop lurks throughout much of the 64 bar onslaught from Ikey, whose vocals are embellished by a variation of effects including a speakerphone filter. The song’s opening bars re-capture those of Ikey’s previous single release, “When We Were Kings,” which Pigeons & Planes said “represents his culture lyrically and sonically.” “I grew up in Nigeria during a time of social and political turmoil,” Ikey explains. “I actually lived in Lagos during the last military regime, and my experiences from that time greatly influence the stories I tell. Nigerian music from artists like Fela Kuti, Oliver de Coque, Osadebe, and music from French World Music group Deep Forest that my dad played during that time inspired me musically.”
SUNDRESSED SIGNS TO TAKE THIS TO HEART RECORDS + “NAKED”
Take This To Heart Records is proud to announce the signing of Phoenix, AZ natives Sundressed. Their new album “Dig Up A Miracle” will be available on 12″/CD/Digital on April 7th, 2015. You can listen/watch their lyric video for “Naked” over at Absolutepunk.net and catch them on tour next month with Heartless Breakers.
GIRL FRIEND “YOU LEAD THE WAY”
‘Arrive Alone, Leave Alone’ is the new EP from Manchester’s GIRL FRIEND featuring Guardian New band of the Week favourite ‘Monte Carlo’, blog endorsed ‘Stop’ and two new tracks from this sleek disco-glittered four piece.
Described as ‘honing in on the particulars of passion and desire’ by DIY Magazine GIRL FRIEND’s unique take on classic and refined pop has seen them pick up plays on XFM, heavy rotation across Amazing Radio, and touring to a rapturous response on European dates with the Kooks.
ACTION BRONSON PREMIERES “BABY BLUE” VIDEO ON THE YOUTUBE MUSIC AWARDS
Action Bronson’s highly anticipated major label full-length debut Mr. Wonderful is now available worldwide via VICE / Atlantic. To celebrate, he’s released the video for his single “Baby Blue” ft. Chance the Rapper in conjunction with the YouTube Music Awards. The video shows Bronson in a slew of scenarios playing a cast of characters culminating in a grand social hall performance with Chance the Rapper. Cohort Big Body Bess is on-hand throughout and eventually featured in Bronson’s band with actual baby blue suits. You can see Bam Bam perform the track live on Letterman this Wednesday (3/25).
One of the most accomplished and revered producers in electronic music today makes his solo debut on Kompakt: French mastermind Agoria joins Kompakt’s storied release fold after a foretaste with his stellar 2013 remix of Michael Mayer’s “Good Times” (KOMPAKT 272), presenting us with his new mesmerizing floor epic “Baptême.”
Meaning “baptism” in French, the cut’s title “Baptême” is a perfect fit for its particularly festive spirit, exuding both solemnity and sheer pleasure, hallmarks of Agoria’s unique brand of emotional and versatile techno. Bouncy, minimalist percussion is joined by an extensive, dub-styled sub-bass and floating shards of atmospheric synths, quickly escalating into a high definition mover fitted with gorgeous swabs of piano and a keen sense for emotional space.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE REVEAL “KINTSUGI” IN FULL
Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie is gearing up for next week’s release of their keenly anticipated eighth studio album. “KINTSUGI” is available for pre-order now on the iTunes Store; the album arrives everywhere on March 31st.
“KINTSUGI” has just had its official world premiere and is streaming now in its entirety, exclusively via NPR First Listen:
J. COLE “G.O.M.D.” VIDEO
Right off the heels of a huge Dreamville SXSW takeover show and in the midst of the first leg of the Forest Hill Drive tour, J. Cole has released the video for “G.O.M.D.” directed by Lawrence Lamont off the biggest hip hop album of 2014. Check out the video below, buy the album (now available on vinyl) and see him live with Bas, Cozz and Omen on the first leg of the Forest Hills Drive tour (complete tour dates below) now.