OAKLAND TRIO MALL WALK PREMIERES B-SIDE “CONTAINER” VIA NOISEY
Last October, Oakland trio MALL WALK released its eponymous debut EP, five briskly minimal tracks that foregrounded the bass and drum contributions of Daniel Brown and Nicholas Clark, respectively, and nodded to punk and post-punk precedents. Alternately infectious and gritty, spare and expansive, the EP introduced a band both compulsively listenable and exceptionally sophisticated. It was released on cassette tape through singer/guitarist Rob I. Miller’s Vacant Stare Records and engineered by Monte Vallier (Weekend, The Soft Moon, Terry Malts). I
WATCH WILD THRONE’S “WAR IS A ROMANCE” VISUALIZER HERE
The announcement follows the debut of ‘War is a Romance,’ the first track to be released off the band’s forthcoming debut LP, Harvest of Darkness, available August 18th via Roadrunner. Today the band has debuted a visualizer for “War is a Romance” which is streaming on Wild Throne’s official YouTube channel. Harvest of Darkness, which was produced by Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, The Cure, Blood Brothers) finds Wild Throne at their most vital best. The band – Joshua Holland (guitar/vocals), Noah Burns (drums) and Jeff Johnson (bass) – channel “…deranged hardcore twang a la converge, a galloping Motörhead riff, (and) fusion-y Mars Volta style acrobatics,” on ‘War is a Romance’ declared NPR.
RHODES “TURNING BACK AROUND”
The 25-year-old, who hails from Hitchin, east England, began his musical career just two years ago – but he’s already opened for the likes of Sam Smith (to whom he is routinely compared), Laura Marling, Rufus Wainwright and London Grammar. Plus, he played at both Glastonbury and the London Burberry show in 2014. Rhodes has also released three EPs in the past 18 months and has been busy recording his debut album, due out this summer. “Turning Back Around” is the first single from the album, and the song will be released on April 5.
HEEMS UNVEILS NEW VIDEO FOR “SOMETIMES”
The first video for Heems’ debut solo album Eat Pray Thug has arrived and it is just as crazy as the album. Inspired by a late-night infomercial Heems saw while on tour in India, the “Sometimes” video stars Adult Swim’s Eric Andre, Broad City’s Hannibal Buress, and Heems’ former Das Racist bandmate, Ashok “Dapwell” Kondabolu.
PROMISED LAND SINGLE FEAT YVES V
Off the back of another jam packed season that was kicked off by the massive release of ‘Bad DJ’ and a supporting tour of the same name, Italian duo Promise Land return to Smash The House Records with a brand new track named ‘Memories Will Fade’ that’s set for release in Spring 2015.
Nazario Pelusi and Fabio Ranucci are renowned for dropping powerful, big room gems together as Promise Land, and ‘Memories Will Fade’ is no exception. Opening with a heavy dose of chord work, ‘Memories Will Fade’ climaxes into an explosion of euphoric melodies that are driven by the empowering male vocals of Mitch Thompson, making it another progressive house masterpiece to add to their burgeoning discography.
MANIC STREET PREACHERS TO BEGIN THE HOLY BIBLE 20th ANNIVERSARY FRONT-TO-BACK TOUR
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce that Manic Street Preachers (the influential post-punk industrial modern rock band formed in Blackwood Wales in 1986) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Holy Bible (Manic Street Preachers’ third studio album) with “The Holy Bible Tour,” the group’s first North American concert dates in six years, and the release of The Holy Bible 20, a newly expanded edition of the widely acclaimed masterpiece. The upcoming tour, which will begin in Washington DC on Monday, April 20 at the 9:30 Club, will also hit major markets such as New York, NY on Thursday, April 23, Boston, MA on Friday, April 24, Toronto, ON on Monday, April 27, Chicago, IL on Wednesday, April 29, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, May 2 and culminate in a performance in San Francisco, CA on Monday, May 4.
TOMAS DIAZ “SUKY”
Tomas Diaz’ debut single “Suky” has turned into an international sensation. The video, which premiered on VEVO, is a true hybrid and fusion of genres that represents and brings together the musical influences collected throughout his career. “Suky” introduces an original choreography personified by a group of beautiful dancers and a series of cameos by renowned Entertainment industry personalities.
ENTRAILS NEW SINGLE
Swedish death metal overlords, ENTRAILS, will unleash the putrid fruits of their newest studio offering this May via Metal Blade Records. Fittingly dubbed Obliteration, the follow-up to 2013’s Raging Death full-length was tracked by guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist at his own Bloodshed Studios and mixed and mastered by legendary musician/soundsmith Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Aeon, Hail Of Bullets etc.) at Unisound. Featuring nine mangled tracks of sonic malevolence, Obliteration carries on the torch of true, oldschool Swedish brutality.
A-TRAK ANNOUNCES SECOND “GOLD GONE WILD” CLUB TOUR
There’s no one in the game quite like A-Trak. The DJ icon, Fool’s Gold founder and Grammy-nominated producer wears many hats (pun intended), but he still shines brightest on stage, combining forward thinking musical selections with true turntable fireworks. Once a year, the flag-bearer of #RealDJing takes his spectacular show to small venues where he can be closest to fans. And it’s that time of year again.
PHILIP SELWAY EXPANDS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Philip Selway has expanded his 2015 North American tour into the month of August and the country of Canada. As with previously announced headline engagements in New York, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, Adem will appear as special guest on all non-festival shows.
The newly confirmed second leg of dates in support of Philip’s critically acclaimed sophomore album Weatherhouse (Bella Union) currently begins with Philip’s first two Canadian appearances as a solo artist–August 2 at the Osheaga Festival in Montreal and August 4 at Toronto’s Mod Club—and includes additional U.S. dates in Boston (Cambridge), Philadelphia and Washington DC.
ROOMFUL OF TEETH NEW VIDEO
New Amsterdam Records is pleased to share the video for High Done No Why To from GRAMMY-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth’s upcoming sophomore album Render. The video for the William Brittelle-composed track, which was produced in conjunction with Ohio’s Constella Festival, premiered via Classicalite, who called it “quite the visual achievement… director David Donnelly and producer/Constella founder Tatiana Berman exquisitely capture both persons and place.”
KANSAS SIGNS WITH APA
KANSAS, one of the most iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll bands of all time will continue to forge their musical legacy by signing with APA for worldwide representation to bring their unique sound to fans around the globe. Band members Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, David Manion, Ronnie Platt, David Ragsdale, and Richard Williams are looking forward to keeping their one-of-a-kind music on the road.
“KANSAS has been a part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll landscape for over four decades,” commented Steve Lassiter, SVP/Partner and Head of Concerts at APA Nashville. “Their fans are extremely devoted, and we at APA are excited to continue to unite the band with their fans for more stops along their musical journey.”
GAVIN JAMES’ BOOK OF LOVE EP OUT
Dublin’s Gavin James has commanded attention with his stunning rendition of Magnetic Fields’ “Book Of Love,” featured on his Live At Whelans album, out now. The album climbed to No. 1 on iTunes in Ireland upon pre-order launch, thanks in part to that soulful cover. Now for the first time, a studio version of the song is featured on the Book Of Love EP out, complete with three additional remixes.
“SLOW MAGIC” REMIX
Daktyl’s debut LP Cyclical is available for pre-order via Mad Decent, all pre-orders instantly receive downloads of “Salters (feat. Jennifer Akerman)”, “Stay (feat. Dive Deep)” and “Forgettable (feat. Evan Mellows)”, which has received remix treatment from anonymous producer Slow Magic.
THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM THE INDIGO GIRLS
It has been four years since the Indigo Girls released a new studio album. On June 2nd, their much-anticipated release ONE LOST DAY, will be available on IG Recordings/Vanguard Records. With the help of visionary new producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin (Lucy Wainwright Roche) and mixer Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, PHOX, Kathleen Edwards), Amy Ray and Emily Sailers have created a landscape of truly original sounds and stories ranging from stark intimacy to bombastic pop and grind.
On ONE LOST DAY, musicality, whimsy, rawness, sadness and joy move through each of the 13 tracks. This theme is especially evident on the first single, “Happy in the Sorrow Key,” written by Amy Ray. “I drew from lyrics I wrote during some of my travels with the IG’s,” Amy said. “I was thinking about the things that keep us weighed down with non-acceptance and a refusal to embrace impermanence and suffering. I don’t think you can make change for the good until you do, so it’s an activist part of me searching for a way to face reality and still have the energy and passion to work for good.”
SUPERHEAVEN VIDEO “I’VE BEEN BORED”
Being in a band can be a lot of things. It can be fun. It can be exciting. It gives you the chance to meet new people all the time. It lets you travel the country and, if you’re really lucky, the world with some of your closest friends. It can give you experiences that little else can. But it can also be hard work. It can be exhausting. It takes up a lot of time and energy. Because, if you do it for the right reasons, you put your entire heart and soul into it. You let it swallow you whole. That’s exactly what Superheaven did with its 2013 debut, Jar – released when the band was called Daylight – and it’s precisely what it has done with the follow-up Ours Is Chrome.
MADEON’S DEBUT ALBUM ADVENTURE OPENS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUMS CHART
ADVENTURE, the critically-acclaimed debut album from electronic music phenom Madeon, has captured the #1 spot on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart following its debut on March 31. It is also #1 on the Billboard New Artist Albums chart.
MEG MYERS RELEASES VIDEO FOR “SORRY”
Yesterday, Rolling Stone premiered the official video for Meg Myers’ “Sorry,” naming Myers their “Best Bad Girl” with a song that “fuses Myers’ seething, soaring vocals…”
LORD HURON’S “FOOL FOR LOVE” VIDEO
The video for “Fool For Love,” the lead single off Lord Huron’s forthcoming album Strange Trails, is now streaming at Entertainment Weekly who hails its “…a sepia-toned track with a wonderful hum…” The band wrote and produced the video themselves, with co-direction from frontman Ben Schneider and Arms Race.