ΣTELLA NEW VIDEO
Σtella is an eclectic artist from Athens and a rising name in Greece’ music scene that gives new life to classic electro-pop with the unique combination of a stunningly warm voice and a blue funkish beat.
The world of “Σtella” unfolds in 10 tracks where love for the 80’s is present, synths are bolstered by funky guitar and dynamic bass and disco beats and colorful pop textures embrace the unique vocals of Σtella. The album was recorded in 2014, Σtella has written music and lyrics and has played most of the instruments, while it was produced by Σtella and Nteibint.
LUPE FUENTES REMIX “EL DIABLO”
“I really dig being part of this project. Human Life is a great friend of mine and a super talented producer and vocalist. I was also really looking forward to working on a track with Anabel’s vocals, since she has so much magic going on right now. When I heard the original I thought it had a really cool and trippy vibe and I was very excited to add my own touch to ‘El Diablo’ by doing the remix. Besides, the title is just so beast..’EL DIABLO’ I hope you enjoy it!” – Lupe Fuentes
NEW SINGLE BY VASSY
What do Pepsi, Disney’s Frozen, Grey’s Anatomy and The Sims have in common? Vassy – the pop star you’ve already fallen in love with but you just don’t know it yet. Brimming with sultry vocals and effervescent melodies, the Greco-Australian most likely wrote that infectiously upbeat tune you’ve had in your head all week. You’ve already heard her hit single “We Are Young,” which reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts in 2013 and has been featured in countless movie and television spots. Now you can finally put a name and face to the tunes that send you into a state of pure bliss.
LTN FT. ARIELLE MAREN “LET ME GO” REMIXES
Just when you thought the beautiful vocals of Arielle Maren couldn’t get any better with LTN’s euphoric trance beat in “Let Me Go,” three more remixes drop from Serbian producer Vintage & Morelli, LTN himself, and Ukrainian duo DRYM (Dart Rayne & Yura Moonlight). All remixes add a bit of unique flavor while still keeping to those trance rhythms to create beautiful vibe.
“JUICY WIGGLE” VIDEO
Award-winning recording artist REDFOO has once again upheld his belief in releasing music in a both creative and innovative manner by teaming up with Snapchat Discover International/Fusion for the debut of his new video “Juicy Wiggle.” Through this liaison, Redfoo has reached both new and old fans globally and has engaged with a young and diverse audience across the world.
FILTER HOOK UP WITH PLEDGEMUSIC
PledgeMusic is excited to announce its partnership with Filter for the recording of their 7th studio record, on Wind-up Records.
Shoving a fist in the face of tradition has been Filter’s modus operandi since the release of their self-produced debut album, Short Bus. The album’s rough-around-the-edges production consisted of inebriated answering machine samples, lavish bass lines, and jagged guitars set to a backdrop of drum machines punctuated by the unfurling of Richard Patrick’s vocal prowess and signature roar. Patrick, Filter’s magnetic, profoundly intelligent nucleus and front-man jubilantly admits that his creative process is unorthodox, whether he’s staring down and conquering new technology or coalescing and co-conspiring with band-mates.
R5 VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE “LET’S NOT BE ALONE TONIGHT”
After almost two years of touring the world to packed-house crowds in more than 20 countries, enthralling fans across the globe with their live show, pop-rock quintet R5 has announced the upcoming release of their sophomore album, Sometime Last Night, and a major U.S. summer headlining tour of the same name.
COLBIE CAILLAT & CHRISTINA PERRI UNITE FOR “THE GIRLS NIGHT OUT, BOYS CAN COME TOO TOUR”
GRAMMY Award winning and multi-platinum selling artist Colbie Caillat is set to hit the road for “The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour” this Summer.
“The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour” sees the acclaimed singer/songwriter co-headlining alongside Christina Perri, with dates getting underway Friday, July 10th at Uncasville, CT’s Mohegan Sun Arena and then traveling through late August (see attached itinerary). Support throughout comes from Rachel Platten. VIP presale ticketing begins Wednesday, April 8th; all remaining tickets will then be released to the general public on Friday, April 10th.
RISE AGAINST ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER HEADLINE TOUR
Rise Against will head out on a North American summer headline tour in support of their seventh studio album The Black Market. The tour kicks off July 17th at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, Illinois and concludes on August 16th at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado. Killswitch Engage and letlive will support on all dates. Tickets for most shows go on sale later this week, visit www.riseagainst.com for on sale dates.
For all the U.S. dates on this summer tour Rise Against is working with Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) to donate $0.50 per ticket to environmental and civil rights non-profit organizations. Rise Against will announce these donations once they’ve happened so check the band’s website for updates.
IAN ANDERSON NOVEMBER TOUR
Ian Anderson celebrates the life and times of the English Agricultural inventor, Jethro Tull, with the announcement of a new series of concert tours beginning September 2015.
The shows tell the story of the original Jethro Tull’s life, reimagined as if in the near future and illustrated with Anderson’s best-known songs from the rock band Jethro Tull repertoire.
The performance is in a quasi-operatic structure with virtual guests on video and some additional newly-written songs to round off the elements of the story.
November 1: Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
November 3: Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
November 5: CITI Performing Arts Center, Boston, MA
November 6: Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
November 7: Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA
November 8: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
November 10: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
November 11: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ
CHARLI XCX DELIVERS NEW OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘FAMOUS’
The official video for ‘Famous’ – a Cyndi Lauper-tinged dancefloor anthem – features as part of this year’s YouTube Music Awards (in association with Vice), which celebrates acts with the biggest growth in views, subscriptions and/or interactions from fans over the last six months. Charli is among a select handful of artists filming exclusive videos for the awards, that’ll also include Ed Sheeran.
JAC BERROCAL, DAVID FENECH, VINCENT EPPLAY ANTIGRAVITY LP PREVIEW
Antigravity is a new trio album from legendary trumpeter Jac Berrocal and two fellow travellers in the French avant-garde, David Fenech and Vincent Epplay.
A lugubrious mise-en-scène in which ice-cold outlaw jazz meets musique concrète, DIY whimsy and dubwise studio science, all watched over by the lost souls and hungry ghosts of rock ‘n roll.
HOOK N SLING CROSS-OVER SINGLE ‘BREAK YOURSELF’
After the release of his “career defining” and aptly titled single, “Momentum,” Australian DJ/producer Hook N Sling joins Arty and Destructo in the Insomniac / Interscope Records family this week and reveals his first release. Out today, March 23rd, Hook’s next single sees him team up with electro-rap lords Far East Movement for the unexpected and infectious, “Break Yourself.”
MIGOS “ONE TIME”
The video sees Quavo, Offset and Takeoff retrace a wild party frozen in time. Part of a collection of videos created for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards Show, it was directed by Ninian Doff and features “Workaholics”‘ Blake Anderson and football player DeSean Jackson of The Redskins. Check out the video below and share.
BEN HOWARD ANNOUNCES NEW 2015 TOUR DATES
Critically celebrated British singer and songwriter BEN HOWARD will return to the road this fall and is pleased to announce details of 4 special shows. He’s lined up huge dates at iconic venues including Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY September 28, Red Rocks in Denver, CO October 2, and the Greek Theatre in LOS ANGELES, CA October 7 and Greek Theatre BERKELEY, CA October 9. Pre-sale tickets for the new summer tour dates go on sale at 10:00am local time on Tuesday, April 7th via benhoward.seetickets.com, with public on sales to follow on Friday, April 10th.
ACTIVE CHILD “1999”
Produced and recorded in Brooklyn with Van Rivers (Blonde Redhead, Fever Ray) the ten-track LP is a collection of love songs, each shining a different light on the subject. “This album more than previous releases feels like more of a collaboration between the producer and I. His fingerprints are all over these songs and he really pushed me vocally, more than anyone has before.” Written almost exclusively on the harp and piano, Mercy opens with “1999,” a juxtaposition of playful harmonies and sullen narrations of past love. You can listen to “1999,” complete with “some awfully purdy steel guitar,” (FADER) here:
AXWELL & INGROSSO RELEASE EMOJI & GIF KEYBOARD
They’ve sold 15 million records between them, sold out Madison Square Garden and headlined Coachella, but that pales in significance when you have your own emojis. In conjunction with Snaps, the Axwell Ingrosso emoji keyboard will be available as a free download on both iOS 8 and Android. The keyboard will be one of the first of its kind offering emojis and GIFs from their official music videos ‘On My Way’, ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’ and ‘Something New’. The keyboard features 15 custom emojis and 32 GIFs, providing fans with a new way to feel part of the artists’ journey. The app’s dynamic keyboard will be updated weekly with new emojis, GIFs and stickers for fans to collect as new videos, tracks and shows are announced.
Download the keyboard here:
MAJOR LAZER ANNOUNCES JUNE ALBUM + SHARES “LEAN ON” VIDEO”
It’s hard to think of another artist who has his or her feet firmly planted in as many formats as the Mad Decent founder, head honcho and brand ambassador, Diplo. Equally immersed in Top 40 and hip-hop world as he is in underground club, indie rock and world music, the Grammy-nominated producer is embarking on his most ambitious project yet with the release of the first in a series of Major Lazer albums to come over the next year. Peace Is The Mission, coming June 1st 2015 on Mad Decent and available for pre-order today with instant grat tracks “Lean On” and new song “Roll the Bass”, will be the third studio album from Major Lazer, the dancehall collective spearheaded by Diplo with trusted co-conspirators Walshy Fire and Jillionaire.
PATRICK WATSON’S “PLACES YOU WILL GO” PREMIERES AT THE FADER
“Places You Will Go,” the latest track from Patrick Watson’s upcoming record Love Songs For Robots, is premiering at The Fader: http://bit.ly/1G5gxsc. Of the track, The Fader praises, “as nearly hallucinatory as it is pleasing to the ears.” Love Songs for Robots, set for release on May 12 via Domino Records, is receiving early critical praise—Consequence of Sound calls it “rich and ethereal,” while Stereogum adds “Watson’s voice exists in that airy, impossible realm that seems more spiritual than physical in form.” The album follows Watson’s critically acclaimed 2012 release Adventures In Your Own Backyard.
MARCUS SCHOSSOW “LIONHEART”
Marcus Schossow’s new single and music video “Lionheart” featuring The Royalties’ STHLM just debuted today, March 23 on Armada.
Before dropping the single, Schossow explained the obstacles he overcame in his past from a speech impediment to escaping his war-torn home country. Those hardships were conveyed through the raw emotion that his new single “Lionheart” delivers.
THE DISCO FRIES STREAM “AUTONOMOUS”
American production duo, the Disco Fries, are known for making music that resonates with both the club world and mainstream audiences alike. Fully embracing the evolving electronic music scene, the Disco Fries have embarked on a genre blending journey with their new EP, Autonomous. Teaming up with 311 frontman Nick Hexum, Our Lady Peace vocalist Raine Maida, Breathe Carolina, and Hope Murphy, the Disco Fries have truly stepped into a class of their own, merging top-tier alternative artists with their insatiable quest for sonic largesse and pop instinct.
“Our mini-album, ‘Autonomous’, was named simply because we have had the freedom to act independently on this project from the very beginning. In short, we created all of the music purely how we wanted, without ’suit’ influence, or even worrying a whole lot about what style the music was.” – Disco Fries
OLIVIA SOMERLYN JOINS EUROPEAN TOUR WITH MEGHAN TRAINOR
Performing artist Olivia Somerlyn will join platinum-certified artist Meghan Trainor on the European “THAT BASS TOUR,” produced by Live Nation and Ticket Master, which will kick off on April 8th in the UK. Fans will get to see both artists’ exhilarating performances in over 10 cities, including stops in London, Paris, Amsterdam and Milan. Olivia will open each concert, performing her fan-favorite songs, including her recent hit single “Parachute”. Tickets for the tour are now on sale now at:
BILLY SHADDOX TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Billy Shaddox effortlessly crafts a majestic blend of soul-stirring Americana and dreamy pop harmonies. The Colorado transplant truly transforms with his forthcoming album I Melt, I Howl, to be released on June 16.
This album was born in a time of change for me, explains the singer-songwriter. Its about being excited about moving forward… or being unsettled where you are.
Shaddox has embarked on a musical journey thats led to two independently recorded releases and performances on the same stages with rock and folk legends. For the first time, though, Shaddox trusted his vision with an outsider, enlisting producer-extraordinaire Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, David Wax Museum) to record at the Great North Sound Society studio in Maine. Im a big fan of his work, says Shaddox. And it was great having somebody elses ideas and vision at work. It made me really open to change.
COLLY C “KNOCK EM OUT THE BOX”
“After making the beat, I knew right away that Colly’s style would be a good fit,” E-Train says about the track. “I sent it to him and immediately he was all in. Soon after that, I wrote a hook for the track but needed the right voice. It just so happened that Roszone was coming into the studio that night. I asked her to try it out and then I knew we had the final piece.”
TWENTY ONE PILOTS DEBUT NEW SINGLE “TEAR IN MY HEART”
Twenty One Pilots, one of the most buzzed about bands of 2014, have debuted their new single “Tear In My Heart” taken from their eagerly awaited sophomore studio album, Blurryface, out May 19th. Today fans can also watch the official music video for “Tear In My Heart,” with the stand alone single available via iTunes.
RYAN MONTBLEAU NEW ALBUM ‘GROWING LIGHT’
Hot-wired songwriter and performer Ryan Montbleau enters a new chapter of his career with the release of Growing Light on April 21, 2015. The 10-song set is bold and barrier breaking, organically blending rock, funk, soul, folk and psychedelia to create a sonic kaleidoscope where tunes like the percolating first single “Pacing Like Prince” and the cinematic title track co-exist in refracted bliss.
Growing Light is a “perfect storm” recording. The album pairs Montbleau’s most artfully crafted and sincere lyrics with vocal performances of exceptional grace and heart. The songs also benefit from the near-telepathic rapport of Montbleau and his band, which developed over a decade of touring. And those qualities are enhanced by the adventurous production of Galactic’s Ben Ellman and inventive mixing by Mikael “Count” Eldridge, who has worked with DJ Shadow, Radiohead and No Doubt.
BREAKING BENJAMIN “FAILURE”
Breaking Benjamin’s highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Dark Before Dawn will be released June 23rd. Their first single, “Failure,” written and produced by Breaking Benjamin founder Ben Burnley, was released today and is now available (along with the album pre-order) on iTunes. Within an hour of release, Dark Before Dawn skyrocketed to #1 on both the rock single and rock album charts at iTunes, and landed in the Top 3 on the Overall Album chart. The first original music from the platinum-selling band since the release of Dear Agony in 2009 (certified Gold), Dark Before Dawn marks a new era for the acclaimed band. Burnley is joined by guitarists Jasen Rauch (Red) and Keith Wallen (Adelitas Way), bassist Aaron Bruch, and drummer Shawn Foist (Picture Me Broken).
BEN LEE NEW ALBUM
Singer, songwriter, and recording artist Ben Lee will release his debut album for Warner Bros. Records, entitled Love Is the Great Rebellion, on June 2nd in the U.S. It is available for pre-order as of today here: http://smarturl.it/BenLeeLGB. In addition, the first single, “Big Love,” is now available from all digital retailers as well as on vinyl on April 18th for Record Store Day.
Love Is The Great Rebellion finds the Sydney, Australia, native making a sonic return to the heyday of his 2005 fan favorite album Awake Is The New Sleep, which went double-platinum in Australia and spawned the hit “Catch My Disease.” For the new album, Lee reteamed with Awake’s producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Veruca Salt), who also produced several of Lee’s nine solo albums, including 1995’s Grandpaw Would, 1997’s Something to Remember Me By, and 2009’s The Rebirth of Venus.
MNEK RELEASES DEBUT EP ‘SMALL TALK’
MNEK releases his new Small Talk EP on March 23th on Cherrytree / Interscope Records. The six track ep carries a number of current singles including “Every Little Word,” “Wrote A Song About You,” and the highly regarded “The Rhythm.” MNEK has experienced initial solo success from “The Rhythm” with the track’s overwhelming bass and heavy drop that has earned it great attention from the UK’s Radio 1. With the addition of the EP’s remaining five tracks, MNEK will show music fans his range, versatility, and maturing level of artistry.
BIG DATA’S DEBUT ALBUM 2.0 OUT NOW
Fresh off an epic week at SXSW, Big Data has today released his debut full-length album 2.0, via Warner Bros. Records / Wilcassettes. The album features collaborations with the likes of Joywave (on smash hit “Dangerous”), Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Twin Shadow, Jamie Lidell, and Kimbra, and is described by Wired as the “extremely catchy debut album, [where Big Data] goes all-in with songs inspired by Edward Snowden, the Internet of Things, and even Facebook’s mood experiments.”
SHIFT K3Y “NAME & NUMBER”
It’s been a gradual growth in skills that culminated in March 2015 with Shift K3y’s first live show as the frontman of his own band – at Camden’s legendary Roundhouse with Ella Eyre, no less – and began at the age of seven when his dad, Blockheads keyboardist Chaz Jankel, brought home the Logic software for home producing.
2KILZ NEW SINGLE
Gold Chain Music unfolds “2KILZ” ,a universal super duo, that consists of GCM’s own Killa Kali and Killer Ben. Rapid M16 Butcher Bars for the streets. Pushers, Pimps, Thug, Killas, Hoes, Squares, can all relate to. Hip Hop heads gonna go crazy off these patterns and cadences, veteran rap.
DAWES’ VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE “THINGS HAPPEN”
LA rock quartet Dawes’ highly anticipated new album, All Your Favorite Bands, will be released on June 2 on their own HUB Records. Produced by David Rawlings at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, TN, this is the band’s fourth album and second on their own label. The album includes nine bracing new original recordings written by Taylor Goldsmith, except for the title track, which was co-written with Jonny Fritz.