ROB THOMAS UNVEILS SUMMER DATES
Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced plans for a major North American tour with special guests, Plain White T’s. Dates for “THE GREAT UNKNOWN 2015” – which herald the multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter’s hugely anticipated new album – get underway June 11th at Orillia, Ontario’s Casino Rama Resort Stephens Auditorium and then continue through August 10th. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning on Wednesday, April 1st; on sale to the general public begins on Friday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th for most shows. VIP Packages, including Photo Opportunities with Rob Thomas and exclusive merchandise, will be available.
BUFFALO SUNN “TOLD YOU SO”
“Told You So” is the new single from Buffalo Sunn. It’s taken from their debut album “By The Ocean By The Sea”, produced by Pat Mc Carthy (R.E.M, Madonna, U2, The Waterboys) The album was released in Ireland in October on Reekus Records and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in January via Rough Trade Distribution.
CANDY DARLING “GOING STRAIGHT”
United by a love of proto-punk trash, rock n roll and noir romanticism, Candy Darling are a three piece band from Bristol inspired by Suicide, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Debut single “Money” was described as “Oppressive, driven, intoxicating” (BBC Introducing) and “As menacing as Suicide…as tortured as Lou Reed” (NME).
THE LEISURE SOCIETY PREMIERE TITLE-TRACK OF NEW LP
The Fine Art Of Hanging On displays an outfit at their most purposeful and assured, with its intricate production, broad-ranging instrumentation, arrangements and songwriting. Alongside an audible new creative peak, tied together by a distinct theme, The Leisure Society’s acclaimed prior trademarks as still present – namely songwriter Nick Hemming’s intensely personal and honest lyrics which adorn the band’s warm, timeless blend of grandiose pop and folk.
TECH N9NE TOUR
Independent hip-hop powerhouse TECH N9NE announces the tour dates for his upcoming Tech N9ne’s Special Effects Tour 2015, which kicks off April 8 in Tulsa, and wraps up in Wichita on June 3. Tech will be joined by indie-rap mainstay Chris Webby, along with label mates Krizz Kaliko and MURS, Flint, Michigan metal band King 810 and Jamaican rap-phenom ZUSE. See below for full tour itinerary.
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SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEAMS WITH REVERBNATION
Special Olympics announced today that it is working with ReverbNation to select bands to perform at nearly 130 events across the United States as part of the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America, leading up to the Special Olympics World Summer Games, which begins in Los Angeles on July 25, 2015.
The Unified Relay, presented by Bank of America, will span 46 days, from May 26 to July 10, in the first-known torch relay to cross all 50 states. More than 20,000 participants will run, walk or bike a segment of the relay in this team and individual fundraising event, carrying the Special Olympics Flame of Hope across the country and helping to deliver it to Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Games. The Unified Relay will include three simultaneous routes hitting all 50 states and will be led by celebrity and Special Olympics athlete co-captains and supported by law enforcement officers. Everything kicks off on May 26th when participants begin their journey in three cities: Augusta, Maine; Miami, Florida and Washington, D.C. Traveling west, torchbearers will be met each evening with a celebration that includes local Special Olympics athletes, city officials and entertainment by a ReverbNation artist.
LES JUPES STREAM ALBUM IN FULL COURTESY OF INDIE88
Winnipeg’s Les Jupes announced their sophomore album, Some Kind Of Family, late last month with the premiere of the single “Everything Will Change”, which, along with the album itself, has already garnered some high praise, including Exclaim who called them, “Canada’s next great band,” while Toronto tastemaker station, Indie88 said, “the sound is a fine balance of brooking vocals mixed swelling synths.” You can stream Some Kind Of Family in full via Indie88.
GRUESOME NEW SINGLE
Channeling inspiration from one of death metal’s most revered, founding American acts, Death, into their own mangled interpretations, GRUESOME’s impending Savage Land debut is a delightfully horrid slab of late-’80s/early-’90s Florida-styled death metal created in homage to the late Chuck Schuldiner’s early masterworks. Uniting members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, Derketa and more, with Savage Land, the collective is humbly determined to keep the sound and spirit of Death alive as sincerely and authentically as possible.
OLIN & THE MOON NEW SINGLE
Olin & The Moon formed in Los Angeles in 2006, and the band is reminiscent of classic West coast Americana. Every One You Know is an album that tells the tale of growing up in a band, and learning from every move you ever made… all the good, all the bad, and everything in between.
HUNTER RAPWELL f. ¡MAYDAY! “AIN’T WE LUCKY”
Northern California rapper Hunter Rapwell presents the Brian Christ-directed video for “Ain’t We Lucky”, the new Black Bumple Bee-produced single from Proper Grammar Free, Hunter’s upcoming album also featuring Mike Marshall, former singer for Timex Social Club, and the voice behind the chorus for Da Luniz’ “I Got Five On It”.
BLACK BARON SHARES NEW SINGLE VIA EXCLAIM!
There’s an intoxicating feeling inside Hamilton, Ontario, and Black Baron has managed to distill the essence of that feeling into a potent brew. In the same way that the films of David Lynch are sewn together from the fabric that holds together dreams, Black Baron creates songs from the fabric of Hamilton. While the local hardcore scene has been cutting records reminiscent of the city’s steel mills since the early 1990’s, Black Baron, a band comprised of some of the city’s hardcore elite, creates the soundtrack to a different side of the city.
JEP ROADIE SPEAKS ON NEW SINGLE
“I have grown up a lot over the last year. I’m over the bullshit. You wont catch me “turning up”. I do mostly everything in moderation. I cut my drinking down to almost 0. Transitioned from several blunts a day to a bowl pack or two. Stopped smoking cigarettes, thank the lord. As life became better, I became more restless. There is a continuous feeling of impending doom. A feeling of un-fulfillment. We will never know when we are going to die. I learned to face it. Some of us never really live. I am not scared of dying. I am afraid of dying before I can leave my legacy. I am afraid that the people I care about will suffer. I am afraid of not being there for them. I am afraid of dying and being worthless. I wrote this song to try and cope with that feeling. It didn’t bring me much relief in the long term but when I am listening to the song, I feel my purpose. We all want to know what people really think about us. We all want to be able to come back from the dead and see our impact. Unfortunately, we cannot. But we can write songs that may live forever. I’ll just leave it in the hands of the lord. I’m going to smile til’ I feel alright. Bless.”
SEINABO SEY ANNOUNCES “FOR MADELEINE” U.S. SPRING TOUR
Swedish artist Seinabo Sey will launch her “For Madeleine” U.S. spring tour on May 26 at Underground Arts in Philadelphia, PA. The run, which marks her second headline tour of the States in 2015, will include shows at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room in New York City (May 27), Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg (May 30) and the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles (June 9).
X AMBASSADORS RELEASE NEW SINGLE RENEGADES
KIDinaKORNER/Interscope recording artists X Ambassadors have released a new song celebrating all the forward thinkers of the world who refuse to fall in line with anyone else. “Renegades” is their anthem. “Renegades” is available now for digital download and streaming via digital subscription services. Listen to “Renegades” HERE.
STEARICA “DELTA” VIDEO
Turin, Italy’s instrumental rock trio, STEARICA, has released their first official video, created for the poignant movement, “Delta,” as the newest single to be released from the band’s upcoming Fertile LP.
STRANGER CAT SHARES “UNZIP YOUR SKIN”
Joyful Noise Recordings is excited to share “Unzip Your Skin,” the newest single from Brooklyn-based duo Stranger Cat’s debut full-length In The Wilderness, due April 14, 2015. The track (which features synth contributions from The Antlers’ Darby Cicci) premiered via Noisey, who praised its “gauzily gorgeous topline floating over stuttered beats and cut and paste vocals backing.”
UNDER PARIS ALBUM STREAM
After two successful independent releases, metalcore outfit Under Paris have partnered up with Under The Gun to exclusively premiere their Imminence Records debut full length, entitled Transitions. The album, which may be heard HERE, blends many elements of present day metalcore with the nostalgic, melodic songwriting of “golden age” Victory Records-era bands. The result is a catchy, heavy trip that satisfies from every angle. Vocalist Michael Alexander shows his excitement to see the band’s hard work over the past two years pay off by saying, “For the last two years we’ve all made sacrifices to keep pushing ourselves and the band to that next level and reach our goal of being signed, now that we’ve found a home with people who believe in us it’s time to make some new goals and keep pushing!”
HOLT X KING LOUIE REMIX
HOLT announced his signing to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music with the release of his cover of Kavinksy’s “Nightcall” and now you can check out the remix of the track with King Louie hopping on for a verse. If you’re in Chicago May 9th you can also check him out at his first hometown show since the signing featuring performances from Flat White (Virgil Abloh), Vibe Dealer and Idyll. That same day be sure to stop in RSVP to check out their collaboration with HOLT.
BYZANTINE STREAMING NEW ALBUM WITH REVOLVER MAGAZINE
Byzantine has taken its monstrous sound to new heights with To Release Is To Resolve. Thanks to our friends at Revolver Magazine, you can stream the album from the progressive thrash titans in its entirety prior to its April 7 release via CEN/RED Distribution.