ADIMIRON & METALSUCKS.NET LAUNCH “AYAHUASCA” MUSIC VIDEO
Italian progressive metal act, Adimiron, has teamed up with MetalSucks.net to launch an animated music video for the song “Ayahuasca,” taken from the band’s fourth studio album, Timelapse, out now on Scarlet Records. Stream the new “Ayahuasca” video today exclusively at:
“HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT!” BY NASA FT SEAN PAUL AND LIZZO VIDEO
Check out the new video from N.A.S.A. for his inspired track “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” feat Sean Paul and Lizzo. The song is available now, and all proceeds go to the below charities. Of the video Sam Spiegel of N.A.S.A. states:
“After seeing all of this craziness going down with police brutality over the last year, i felt like i had to do a song about it. I know it’s a complex problem. Policemen have one of the hardest jobs in the world, but there is a real endemic issue here around abuse of power and lack of consequence for wrongdoing. One positive thing that’s come out of all of this, and something that’s inspired me quite a bit, has been seeing young people rise up and let their voices be heard. As a child of a generation that was largely apathetic, it’s been beautiful seeing people feeling empowered, speaking out, and trying to bring about change. As a culture of young people around the globe, i feel like we are more mobilized and politically empowered than i ever remember.”
DOYLE ON TOUR
Doyle (featuring legenday ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein) have announced their next batch of headline dates with HEAVYGRINDER offering support. This leg of the “Abominator Tour 2015” kicks off on April 21st in Midland, Texas working its way from the south to the east coast wrapping up on May 3rd in Brooklyn, New York.
Doyle Abominator Tour 2015 Headline Dates:
April 21 – Blue Max – Midland, TX
April 22 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
April 23 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
April 24 – Diablo Music Fest – San Antonio, TX
April 25 – Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
April 26 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
April 29 – The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
May 01 – The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
May 02 – V Club – Huntington, WV
May 03 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
SETH GLIER NEW VIDEO ON BILLBOARD
Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and activist Seth Glier has been consistently honing his craft over the course of his young career, leading up to the April 7th release of his latest album, If I Could Change One Thing (MPress). The album debuted in the top 50 on the Singer Songwriter album chart on iTunes and American Songwriter featured Glier as a “Daily Discovery” artist on the homepage of the site. Billboard.com premiered the music video for the title track “If I Could Change One Thing” featuring American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox on April 8th.
RISSA BOO “EXIT”
To introduce Rissa Boo’s debut album “Heritage To Defend”, watch out the teaser video with some old interviews of GrandMaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa & Chuck D of Public Enemy talking about… Hip-Hop.
RELSELF NEW SINGLE
Relself puts you in a trance and gives you someting to ride to with his new single “CiphaMuzik” . With James Romero’s funky and live instrumental, Relself delivers a classic boom bap type of feel with this one making the end result being Top Notch.
FOLK FAMILY REVIVAL ALBUM OUT NOW
Magnolia, TX-based Americana quartet Folk Family Revival is set to release its sophomore album, Water Walker, on April 7, 2015, via Nashville label Rock Ridge Music (with distribution through ADA). Armed with a sound that mixes the rootsy stomp of the Southern states with the trippy swoon of the West Coast, Folk Family Revival make music for rock clubs and rodeos, dive bars and honky-tonks, or campfires and cantinas. A throwback to a time when Southern rock and psychedelic music dominated the airwaves, they may be best described as a psychedelic folk-country rock and roll band.
Starting in February, in support of the new album’s first single, “If It Don’t Kill You,” Folk Family Revival will be conducting a two-and-a-half month radio tour visiting stations across the Southwest. The band will also be touring and playing concert venues extensively in the Southwest this spring to promote the new album. Tour dates will be forthcoming as they are confirmed.
IRIS DIVINE ALBUM STREAM
In less than a week, New Jersey-based Sensory Records will release modern progressive metal act IRIS DIVINE’s debut full-length, Karma Sown, and the album today sees early public infiltration through an exclusive stream and feature now live at BraveWords.com.
NUMERO HEAR “STREETCAR LOVE” HERE
Hailing from the Show-Me State, White Eyes lugged their heavy psych and harmony-clad ballads across the Midwest, honing their live set wherever audiences were abundant. Whether it be the famed Cowtown Ballroom in Kansas City or the nearest American Legion, the quintet of long-haired bohemians loaded a double bass drum set, a wall of Marshall amplifiers, and a array of acoustic guitars into their 1953 Cadillac hearse to deliver their impeccable stage show across the plains.
FUNERAL ADVANTAGE “I KNOW HIM”
MA’s Funeral Advantage is premiering a track titled “I Know Him” off the upcoming split with Former Ghosts, exclusively on Exclaim. The split is available for pre-order (as a limited edition 7″ and digital EP) now via The Native Sound and will be released on April 14. All purchases include an digital download of the release delivered to your inbox on the release date.
LOVE AMONGST RUIN “SWAN KILLER”
When youre bouncing back, you live for the next ricochet. Having poured all of his confusion and frustration over being removed unexpectedly from the drum stool of Placebo in 2007 into the eponymous 2010 debut album of his own project, Love Amongst Ruin, Steve Hewitt ended the promotional tour full of creative fire. He follows up with his sophomore release, Lose Your Way, out June 2 on Ancient B.
This morning, Q Magazine premiered the flamethrower fuzzrock track, Swan Killer, featuring The Cures Perry Bamonte on bass, as their Track of the Day. Listen to Swan Killer here:
JACK GARRATT RELEASES SYNESTHESIAC EP ON APRIL 13TH NEW SONG “CHEMICAL”
British singer, songwriter, musician and producer Jack Garratt releases his latest EP, entitled Synesthesiac via Interscope Records on April 13. Garratt has announced a series of North American dates commencing May 28th at Le Poisson Rouge, May 30th at The Independent and two nights at LA’s Troubadour on May 31st and June 1. Please see below for all upcoming dates.
Synthesthesiac was produced by Garratt and features his previous single “The Love You’re Given,” plus three new tracks, “Chemical,” “Synesthesia Pt. 1,” and “Lonesome Valley.” Directed by Tom Clarkson, watch the video for “Chemical” HERE.
KAALIYAH “RUST & BONE”
Danish born singer Kaaliyah Stephanie Kumapayi, or simply known as “Kaaliyah,” is out with her debut single “Rust & Bone” accompanied by a brand new video. The sound of Kaaliyah invokes nostalgia for the sounds of late 90’s and early millennium RnB with her riveting vocal arrangements and performance prowess. Her sultry sound stems from a sensational blend of amorously shaded vocals and electronically tinged melodies that draw comparisons to world renowned talents such as Ciara and Tinashe.
FORMER MANOWAR GUITARIST DAVID SHANKLE NEW ALBUM
Known for being a member of MANOWAR between 1988 and 1994, DAVID SHANKLE remains a world renowned super shred guitarist and instructor for all true metal fans – as heard by the upcoming third full-length offering by his band, DSG, titled ‘STILL A WARRIOR.’ To be released on April 24th in Germany and April 28th worldwide via Pure Steel Records, the ten-track album is sure to please long-time fans of the fleet-fingered talents of Shankle.
“I’m very happy to say that I feel this is the best DSG record to date,” says Shankle. “I also feel this is the best DSG band out of all three of them so far. I’m very proud of everyone of these guys great job they did on the record.” Joining Shankle in DSG are vocalist Warren Halvarson, bassist Mike Streicher, and drummer Gabriel Anthony. “With new singer Warren Halvarson, new bass player Mike Streicher, and our new drummer Gabriel Anthony, this is by far the BEST line up to date.”
LAWSON ROLLINS MUSIC IN BARNES & NOBLES
The guitar-guided world music excursions that you hear this month in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the United States come from the recently released “Traveler,” the critically-hailed fifth album from globetrotting guitarist Lawson Rollins. Debuting upon release in the Top 20 of the iTunes world music chart, the disc produced by Rollins and platinum-selling producer-engineer Dominic Camardella consists of a dozen meticulously performed, multicultural amalgams composed by Rollins inspired by his wanderlust for global gallivanting. The session’s second single, “Berlin Bossa,” dances onto Billboard’s most added chart this week, its first official week at radio.
“Traveler” plays like leafing through Rollins’s personal journal entries penned during his travels through Spain (“Barcelona Express” and “Meeting in Madrid”), France (“Café Paris”), Germany (“Berlin Bossa”) and the United Kingdom (“Across the Moors”) leading to his stateside return (“Journey Home”) where he discovers the mystique of Louisiana (“Beyond the Bayou”) before embarking west to settle in California (“Marching West”). The record concludes with an elaborate triptych, “The Urban Trilogy,” comprised of a sprawling fusion of cosmopolitan nuances (“Metropolis”), remnants of the Old World (“Ancient City”) and an exhilarating glimpse into the future (“City Electric”). The high-caliber musicians who joined Rollins in getting their passports stamped during the “Traveler” sessions include Grammy-winning violinists Mads Tolling and Charlie Bisharat, Randy Tico (bass), Dave Bryant (drums & percussion) and Cameron Stone (cello). On select tracks they were joined by a horn section along with contributions from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy members Scotty Morris, Joshua Levy and Karl Hunter.
INVISIBLE FAMILIARS PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “ACT ONE”
Invisible Familiars premiered the video for the single, “Act One”, this week via Noisey – share via YouTube – directed by Charlotte Kemp Muhl of The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger. “Act One” is featured on Invisible Familiars’ debut album, Disturbing Wildlife, released in January on the Other Music Recording Co. – order here. Invisible Familiars will make their first Los Angeles performance in support, this Wednesday, April 15 at Harvard & Stone, and have announced a slew of upcoming New York performances below.
SUPERLOVER “LOVE ME”
March 2015 marks another important career landmark for production mastermind Superlover, releasing his latest single ‘Love Me’ as part of Mother Recordings’ five-track collection ‘Tracks Vol.1’. Berlin based Ferri Borbas, better known under the Superlover moniker has been consistently on the rise since kick-starting his career in 2011 with his hit EP ‘Romance’. Both as a solo act, and as part of the DJ tandem Kassette Boys, Superlover had his productions and remixes picked up by top labels such as: Exploited Records, i! Records, Palms ‘n Flamingos, DLY, Stanjjur, No Brainer Records and Light My Fire.
BIG TWINS “LIVE LIFE” PROD. BY THE ALCHEMIST
Infamous Mobb member Big Twins set to release “Thrive 2” March 31st on RBC RECORDS
Queensbridge Native and Infamous Mobb’s most recognized voice, Big Twins aka Twins Gambino readies the follow up to 2013’s official street album “Thrive” with the March 31st debut of “Thrive 2” on RBC Records. While the members of Infamous Mobb was featured heavily throughout the extensive Mobb Deep catalogue, Infamous Mobb first debuted on DJ Muggs “Soul Assassins” and later Nas’ “QB’s Finest” compilation before the group dropped their official debut album “Special Edition” largely produced by The Alchemist in 2002. Since then members Big Twins, Godfather Pt. III & Ty Nitty have gone on to release over 30 mixtapes, solo and group albums furthering the MOBB movement and the authentic QB sound.
RAHIM QUAZI “GHOST HUNTING”
Enamored by ghosts, living and dead, Rahim Quazi has come to see them as metaphors for the relationships we experience in our lives: those still living, those that have died, and those we have left in the past. Quazi met all three and converted them into timeless melodies during the formation of his third full-length album, Ghost Hunting. In the album’s early stages, Quazi was struck by adversity and Ghost Hunting provided the fuel that allowed him to come to terms with the ghosts in his life: an impending divorce, the sudden passing of his mother and the process of starting his life over.
COEDS “SENSITIVE BOYS”
Indie-pop duo Coeds has announced the release of their debut 7″, Sensitive Boys, out May 19th on Old Flame Records. Its title track is an infectious, sunny jam that features singer Merideth Muñoz’s smooth vocals and playful lyrics atop a wave of buzzing synths. The perfect warm weather anthem, you can stream “Sensitive Boys” where it premiered with Noisey & share the track via Soundcloud.
theSHIFT PREMIERES “CONTROL” WITH DIFFUSER
Individually, the members of theSHIFT are highly sought-after musicians whove recorded and toured the world with music royalty. Together, this powerhouse trio craft vigorous, multi-layered rock as heard on its debut 7th Direction, to be released on April 14. This dynamic sound can be heard through the song Control, recently premiered by Diffuser.
LISTEN TO NEW DARKSTAR MIXTAPE
Darkstar return in their original incarnation as a duo, but with a more ambitious and focused direction than ever – consolidating their experimental approach into lean, beat-driven pieces on this new mixtape.
ANTHONY LEWIS VIDEO FEAT TI
Watch hot, new R&B singer ANTHONY LEWIS showcase his talent with a performance video for his new song “It’s Not My Fault,” featuring T.I. on The Chemists/Global Entertainment.
Yahoo partnered with the rising star for a behind-the-scenes look at the video stating that, “It seems like forever since R&B music had a fresh, young singer who made songs about having a crush. So 18-year-old Anthony Lewis’ emergence is right on time.”
PILE PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “ROCK AND ROLL FOREVER WITH THE CUSTOMER IN MIND”
Pile is extremely pleased to share the video for their total burner of a track “Rock And Roll Forever With The Customer In Mind” today on SPIN. Directed by Ethan Long and Adric Giles, the video details the exploits of “American Badass” (played by bassist Matt Connery). If you haven’t already given the elected godfathers of the Boston DIY scene a listen, now is your chance.
CHECK OUT COZZ FEAT. J. COLE IN “KNOCK THA HUSTLE” REMIX
2014 Dreamville/Interscope Records breakout emcee Cozz is currently on the road with J. Cole and Dreamville for ACT 1 of their FOREST HILLS DRIVE TOUR which wraps on April 7, in Providence, RI. South Central LA rapper Cozz recently released his highly anticipated debut project Cozz & Effect last October. He began recording the project in late 2013 with friend and producer Meez and his first track “Dreams,” caught the attention of J. Cole who quickly signed him.
WAR ON WOMEN PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Baltimore’s feminist punk heroes War On Women have premiered a brand new video for the track “Glass City” over on Bitch Magazine. This track appears on the band’s recently released, self-titled debut full-length which tackles issues of institutionalized sexism and patriarchy through an uproarious blend of riot grrrl, thrash and rock with sarcastic dalliances and furious aggression. Featuring 11 tracks, the album was recorded with J. Robbins at the Magpie Cage (Against Me!, Coliseum, Lemuria) and is a natural progression for the band and a little more polished than their previous efforts, while remaining as blistering as ever.
GEMMA RAY “SHAKE BABY SHAKE”
Gemma Ray begins her North American tour in support of Kitty, Daisy & Lewis tonight at The Crocodile in Seattle, WA. The dates follow the August 2014 release of her album Milk For Your Motors – which garnered praise from All Music Guide, American Songwriter (“a singular talent”), Culture Collide, MOJO, Mother Jones (“…a mesmerizing presence, mixing brainy cool and genuine passion with precise skill”), and Variety (“…her twangy guitar and dreamy vocals make her a breed apart”), among others – and continue through April 19th in Nashville, TN.
BRAID STREAMS BRAND NEW SONG “KIDS GET GRIDS” WITH THE FADER
Seminal indie-rock band Braid have released “Kids Get Grids,” a song being featured on their upcoming Record Store Day 7″ of the same name. Available on Saturday, April 18 at participating Record Store Day stores, the “Kids Get Grids” 7″ will feature the title track as well as “Because I Am,” a cover song originally written by the band Broken Hearts Are Blue.
PAUL WELLER NEW SINGLE “SATURNS PATTERN”
Coming a week before the release of Paul Weller’s eagerly anticipated new album is the first single to be taken from this latest long-playing masterpiece. The album’s title track “Saturns Pattern” is released as a standalone 2-track download today, March 26th. Click here to order. On May 12th, this will be available as Limited Edition 2-track 7″ vinyl single. The B-side is “Sun Goes” which does not appear on the new album.