BIG HARP DROPS NEW “IT’S A SHAME” VIDEO
Today the husband-and-wife LA-based indie-pop band Big Harp shares the new video for the infectious track “It’s a Shame.” Their latest release, “It’s a Shame” (released as a 7″ via Fat Possum on 3/10), serves as a transition between 2013’s Chain Letters and the band’s upcoming full-length album, currently in production with John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, Rogue Wave, David Byrne) and due out later this year.
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PAT MCGEE “OVERBOARD”
“I was at a friend’s house, listening to what I thought was someone’s playlist on an iPod,” remembers Pat McGee about the origins of his upcoming self-titled album. “When I realized they were spinning full albums on vinyl, I was blown away. The very next day, I decided to buy a record player and picked up the ten records that lit the fire in me to start playing music, including seminal records by James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.” The result of that mind-blowing epiphany will be released on May 12, 2015 via Noble Steed Music.
Good friend Pat Monahan (Train) contributed vocals on “Overboard,” a song written for his wife expressing how he tends to go overboard with his feelings for her and his family, at times, leading to vulnerable moments. “I was so inspired by listening to those old vinyl records that everything truly just flowed out of me.” PopMatters premiered “Overboard” here:
OOKAY & SINJIN “ECHO”
Los Angeles-based producer Ookay has teamed up with Scott Sinjin to unleash their emotive progressive house record “Echo.”
Driven by alluring female vocals, “Echo” pairs uplifting melodies with soft, catchy synths to create an anthemic, lovesick singalong.
HOWLING “STOLE THE NIGHT”
Set for release on April 6th, Stole the Night is the second single lifted from Howling’s incredible debut album Sacred Ground.
ODESSA’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM IS OUT TODAY
ODESSA releases her anticipated self-titled full-length debut, ODESSA [Chop Shop/Republic Records] today. This past Thursday, she teamed up with Billboard for an exclusive first listen stream of the album in its entirety. Make sure to experience all eleven tracks HERE.
YARDLETS PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “BABY DEER”
Montreal duo Yardlets, aka Sam Goldberg Jr. (Uncut/Broken Social Scene/Hawaii/Kandle & The Krooks) and Jeff Edwards (Shot While Hunting), premiered a video for the single, “Baby Deer” via Culture Collide. “Baby Deer” is featured on the band’s upcoming sophomore album “Good Hangs”, due May 12 on Hobo Slang/WhiteWhale. Yardlets will support the album with Canadian dates in May, with U.S. dates in the work for later in the year.
MIGOS POSTPONE NORTH AMERICAN “YUNG RICH NATION” TOUR WITH OG MACO
Atlanta rap trio Migos have announced that they will be postponing their upcoming North American “Yung Rich Nation” tour with OG Maco initially set to kick off on May 1st. The tour will now be moved to July- more info coming soon. The group will be dropping their debut LP YRN Tha Album on June 16th via Quality Control Music (distributed by 300 Entertainment).
“Due to circumstances beyond our control we are postponing this tour until July. We want to be at our best and make sure that we give 100% during the Yung Rich Nation tour. We would also like to say “Thank You” to all of our fans for their love and support.” – MIGOS
CRUSHED BEAKS “HISTORY” VIDEO PREMIERE VIA NOISEY
London, England’s Crushed Beaks will release their debut album Scatter in the US on May 12, 2015 via Matilda Records/Moshi Moshi Records. The video for chiming, propulsive album track “History,” directed by Teleman’s Jonny Sanders, premiered on Noisey this morning and can now be viewed here:
SPIN PREMIERES YAZAN’S NEW SONG “TELL ME BABY”
Raised in the clouds at the top of a tower built on the river in the middle of the city, Yazan is back on Earth for the time being. He has spent recent years moving crowds to dance and cry with his sometimes delicate, sometimes frenzied sound, vibrating crowds en masse at basement parties in his secret underground Brooklyn laboratory. His performances are ceremonies of a shamanic sort, leading crowds into higher states with his deep grasp of sound and rhythm. His friendship and collaboration with luminary artist/comedian Reggie Watts has helped him to access that infinite universal spirit that guarantees no two performances to be alike.
DAVID J CARON “INVISIBLE”
Modern rock track “Invisible” by David J Caron available for airplay:
JAMES BAY’S CHAOS AND THE CALM DOMINATES CHARTS ACROSS THE GLOBE
JAMES BAY’s critically revered debut album, Chaos And The Calm [Republic Records] was released to international acclaim last week. The album debuted at #1 on the official charts in Bay’s native UK and also hit #1 in Ireland and Switzerland. In Ireland Bay has hit #1 on both the Irish album and singles chart, knocking Hozier off the top spot. He joins a select club who’ve hit the double #1 in Ireland over the past five years, including Eminem, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and Adele.
The album also reached #1 on iTunes in over 20 territories, including UK, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, and more. Stateside, the album has reached #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and also reached the Top 10 on the overall album chart. iTunes also premiered an exclusive documentary style interview and performance of “Let It Go” as Bay was one of the first artists to be featured on their global iTunes New Artist Spotlight.
NEW VIDEO BY HOMERR MARRS
“It’s Amazing” starring Gia Gunn:
CRYSTAL GAYLE BRINGS ‘COUNTRY MUSIC OF YOUR LIFE’ TO FANS EVERYWHERE
Country Music icon Crystal Gayle is helping to promote the music that has defined not only her career, but also her life. She has teamed up with Time-Life to promote the brand new collection Country Music of Your Life: For The Good Times. Available in both a ten and eighteen-CD package, the set includes many of the format’s greatest hits of all time – songs that influenced the singer greatly growing up.
“Country Music has always been a part of my life,” reflected Crystal. “My sisters, Loretta, Peggy Sue, and I grew up singing Country tunes. These songs are timeless.”
Indeed. The music on the set includes hits such as “Amanda” (Waylon Jennings), “Still” (Bill Anderson), “She Thinks I Still Care” (George Jones), and “Here You Come Again” (Dolly Parton). Gayle co-hosts the thirty-minute infomercial for the set with fellow hitmaker Charley Pride. She is represented on the collection with five of her biggest hits – “Why Have You Left The One You Left Me For,” “Talking In Your Sleep,” “I’ll Get Over You,” “You’ll Never Miss A Real Good Thing (Till He Says Goodbye,” and 1977’s million selling “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.”
NPR MUSIC PREMIERES BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE’S “NEMESIS” VIDEO
NPR Music has premiered the music video for Benjamin Clementine’s “Nemesis,” one of the four remarkable songs on Clementine’s EP I dream, I smile, I walk, I cry, which is available today in the U.S. on Capitol Records. “Clementine has been stirring hearts abroad with his awe-inspiring voice,” writes NPR Music, adding that “Nemesis” “fumes and bellows, full of bluster and fire as Clementine reflects on past grievances.”
NYC’S R&B ARTIST BOYSLASHFRIEND DROPS NEW MUSIC “I MEAN IT”
Shan Poo aka Boyslashfriend is a New York City singer-songwriter with a heavy heart for 90’s R&B and a forward mind for the future in dance music. He is currently prepping for his debut album Low Key, but in the meantime, he is teaming up with new artists and producers and dropping his own music.
As the only R&B artist, he is currently featured on the Rodney Hazard producer album, a compilation also featuring hip hop’s Rome Fortune, World’s Fair (Fool’s Gold) & AZ.
Ash is very excited to announce a new full-length studio album KABLAMMO! – due out on May 26th via a new deal with Edel / earMusic in the US. Recorded at Atomic Heart Studios in Manhattan, KABLAMMO! is the band’s sixth full-length studio album and first since the 2007 release of Twilight Of The Innocents. Ash made their traditional “Ash Wednesday” splash by releasing the first single from the new album “Cocoon” which will impact radio on April 6th. In addition to the new album news, Ash is very excited to let their fans know that they’ll be headlining a June 3rd show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn and on June 4th will join Ride for a show at Terminal 5 in NYC.
VIDEO YELAWOLF “AMERICAN YOU”
Yelawolf releases the video for his single “American You” from upcoming second album Love Story
ERICA CAMPBELL ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES FOR 26 CITY NATIONAL TOUR
Erica Campbell is coming to a city near you! Coming on the heels of the number 1 debut of her album Help 2.0, Campbell announces the upcoming tour dates for her national tour, “Erica Campbell & Friends: The Help 2.0 Tour.” The national tour will hit 26 cities and will feature special guests on select dates. As previously announced, the tour will kick off May 2nd in New York City at the famed B.B. King Blues Club. She’ll then head to the Howard Theatre in D.C. on May 3rd. Other big cities include Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, and Detroit.
FRANCESCO YATES COVERS MARVIN GAYE
“There’s a distinct texture to Marvin Gaye’s voice that goes unmatched, a timeless quality in his artistry that I strive for with my own music. Every song from his catalogue is comforting and poetic. I hope my music can have a similar quality that evokes all types of emotions in the same way Marvin’s music does. From ‘Let’s Get It On’ to ‘What’s Going On’ his music has the capacity to make you think and feel.” – Francesco Yates
SAVANT ‘INVASION LP’
Multi-instrumentalist singer, songwriter, performer, and producer Savant has established a status as dance-music culture’s most unpredictable, impossible-to-pigeonhole icon. That status has remained constant throughout Savant’s madly prolific career, spanning numerous singles, remixes, nominations for Norwegian Grammys, and 11 (!) full-length albums in just a few short years. Savant’s diverse appeal was made crystal clear in the instant breakthrough success of his flagship 2012 release, Alchemist. Alchemist would go on to reach the #1 spot on seven separate Beatport charts: Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Electro-House, Glitch Hop, Drumstep, Indie Dance/Nu Disco and Overall.
MYZICA “WAIT JUST A MINUTE”
Nashville, TN’s Myzica premiered their new single “Wait Just A Minute” yesterday via SPIN.com and the soaring pop track can also now be streamed and shared via Soundcloud.
“Wait Just A Minute” was released as a digital single on April 21, 2015 via Peptalk Records +and Tone Tree Music.
THE EERIES RELEASE THE VIDEO FOR “LOVE YOU TO PIECES”
Los Angeles based band THE EERIES release the video for their song, “Love You To Pieces” from their debut THE EERIES EP available now via Interscope Records. Directed by Dave Yarovesky, the video can be seen HERE.
MUSE REVEAL NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DEAD INSIDE”
“Dead Inside” will be featured on the band’s seventh album, entitled Drones, due out on June 9th on Warner Bros. Records.
JD MCPHERSON’S “LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL” STUDIO VIDEO PREMIERES AT PASTE
A studio video for JD McPherson’s “Let The Good Times Roll” premiered today at Paste and can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1IaRgPd. The song is the title track from McPherson’s highly acclaimed new album and features his longtime band—Jimmy Sutton (upright bass), Jason Smay (drums), Ray Jacildo (keys) and Doug Corcoran (saxophone, guitar, keys).
LIZA ANNE “TAKE IT BACK”
Liza Anne will release TWO, the follow-up to her 2014 debut album The Colder Months, independently on May 19th. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Zachary Dyke (COIN), and mixed/mastered by Chad Wahlbrink (Joseph LeMay, the Soil & the Sun).
After traveling consistently over the past two years, Liza has grown as an individual, so it’s only natural that her sound has expanded and evolved as well. On TWO Liza strives to find the balance between staying authentic to her folk/singer-songwriter roots, and experimenting with fuller instrumentation and layered sounds.
NEW SINGLE BY THE DOUGHBOYS
In the decade and a half since the band re-formed in 2000 (following a thirty-five year hiatus, after having reigned as one of the most popular bands in central Jersey in the mid 60’s), The Doughboys have released three albums (Is It Now?, Act Your Rage and Shakin’ Our Souls), numerous singles, and a documentary film with accompanying live disc (Rock N’ Raw). They’ve played up and down the eastern half of the country, often sharing bills with such luminaries as The Pretenders, The Yardbirds, The Electric Prunes, Roberta Flack, Robin Trower and many others. They performed at the historic “Who Shot Rock’n’Roll?” exhibition at the Allentown Museum, at an all-star tribute to George Harrison at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, at the “Long May You Run” benefit at The Hamilton Live in Washington, DC, and have appeared at prestigious venues like B.B. King’s, the Sellersville Theater, the Stone Pony and the Starland Ballroom.
LOW CUT CONNIE “DIANE”
Here is a new video from Low Cut Connie for their song “Diane (Don’t Point That Thing At Me)” from their upcoming new album Hi Honey, to be released this month on April 21. Check out the hilarious video by clicking below.
PHANTOMS “VOYEUR ” VIDEO
LA dark pop duo Phantoms have released their second single and video off their debut album coming later this year (more news soon). This is the second Phantoms video shot by award-winning director Ace Norton, “Voyeur” feat. Nicholas Braun follows the story of a ballet audition gone bad and quickly descends into madness and an awesome “Thriller”-esque dance scene.
BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE NEW SONG TIME MAGAZINE
Iconic singer-songwriter, activist, educator, visual artist, and multi-award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie will release her new album Power In The Blood next month on May 12th via True North Records. This bold new LP is her 16th studio album and a reminder that, five decades on, Sainte-Marie is a voice as vital and significant as ever. Earlier today, TIME Magazine premiered the newly re-imagined version of “Not The Lovin’ Kind,” a song which she wrote during “the blacklist years” that originally appeared on her 1972 album Moonshot.
A GRAVE WITH NO NAME STREAMS ENTIRE NEW LP
A Grave With No Name, the recording project of Alexander Shields, is extremely pleased to reveal the entirety of his new album Feathers Wet, Under The Moon on Clash today. Feathers Wet, Under The Moon is due out May 5th on Lefse. The follow up to 2013’s Whirlpool, which happened to also be Shields’ first foray into a recording studio, eschewing the bedroom recordings of his previous releases, Feathers Wet, Under The Moon sees him return to a studio, this time trading the foggy confines of London for the rolling hills of Nashville, TN.
MAC MCCAUGHAN “BOX BATTERIES”
BrooklynVegan premiered a stream of the A-side today, describing it as having, “an instantly catchy chorus but has an almost low-fi approach that tips towards The Clean or other Flying Nun acts.” An alternate version of “Box Batteries” appears on Mac’s full-length album Non-Believers out May 5. Listen and share the track now and pre-order Non-Believers on CD or LP in the Merge store. If you order digitally via iTunes, you’ll receive an instant download of the “Box Batteries” album version.
ROOMFUL OF TEETH REVEALS VIDEO FOR “HIGH DONE NO WHY TO”
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.” The new album, which will be released on April 28, 2015, features compositions from Missy Mazzoli, William Brittelle, Wally Gunn, Brad Wells, Caleb Burhans, and Eric Dudley.
CHAOS “YOUR LOVE”
Multigenre DJ/Producer CHAOS continues to steadily churn out top notch, party ready anthems, bringing fans a consistent fare of festival and club ready bangers. Today the label boss drops his newest Progressive House gem “Your Love”!
“Shawn has dished out several house gems, and this latest is of the Melbourne style, however he adds his own flavor to the mix. It’s definitely a party track, as CHAOS is accustomed to being at the helm in front of a fully packed dancefloor. With festival season here, it’s the perfect time to bring out the party guns.” – Tyler Trew – Your EDM
SKINLESS SELF TITLED VIDEO
Following the aftermath of their “Serpenticide” track premiere, which left the masses deaf, gored but feigning for more, today reactivated New York death metal sickos, SKINLESS, further traumatize the metal hordes with the visual accompaniment to their namesake track, “Skinless.”
The latest skull-crusher comes by way of the band’s imminent new full-length, the fittingly-titled Only The Ruthless Remain. Featuring their classic late ’90s lineup of founding guitarist Noah Carpenter, vocalist Sherwood Webber, bassist Joe Keyser and drummer Bob Beaulac, with the recent addition of second guitarist, Dave Matthews, the record was captured by Tom Case at Edie Road Studio and Doomsday Bunker Studio, both in upstate New York, with vocals tracked by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, and the entire slab of audio violence mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails, Integrity etc.) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.
WHO IS NINO “I THINK SHE LOVE ME” FEATURING YUNG JOC
MTV Jamz Video Premiere of Who Is Nino “I Think She Love Me” ft. Yung Joc:
NATALIE LA ROSE CLAIMS #1 SPOT AT RHYTHM RADIO WITH DEBUT SINGLE
NATALIE LA ROSE claims the #1 spot on the Rhythmic airplay chart with “Somebody,” becoming one of three women in the last 10 years, and the first female in 2015, to hold the spot with their debut single (featured as lead vocalist.) The red hot single, featuring Jeremih, also vaults to the Top 10 at Top 40.
With its immediately unforgettable refrain and slyly sexy swagger, “Somebody” is on the fast track to becoming one of the spring’s biggest hits. The international hit is currently Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and recently reached the Top 10 of iTunes’ Pop and Overall Top Songs chart. What’s more, it hit #4 on Shazam in the U.S. and #14 on the Global Chart, and was one of the Top 5 “Most Shazamed Records in the USA.”
FLUME RELEASES SAM SMITH REMIX
Acclaimed Australian artist/producer Flume premieres a remix of Sam Smith’s global hit “Lay Me Down” today. Listen here. Flume has also confirmed an extensive run of international summer tour dates, including major festivals such as Sasquatch Music Festival, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Fuji Rock Festival and more.
ZEDS DEAD ANNOUNCES SOMEWHERE ELSE REMIXES WITH NEW ORIGINAL “COLLAPSE 2.0”
Toronto heroes Zeds Dead have announced a remix package for their critically-acclaimed Somewhere Else EP, out May 12th via Mad Decent. The 2014 EP confirmed Zed’s Dead as one of the most versatile and ambitious acts around, merging sounds from several sub-genres within electronic music into a highly-praised release that ranged from house to electro to hip-hop and more. Somewhere Else Remixes holds on to that tradition, featuring a brand new original, “Collapse 2.0,” a VIP version of “Hadouken” remixed by Zeds Dead, and varied new remixes from Valentino Khan, Sleepy Tom, Hunter Siegel, Nebbra, MSCLS, Neon Steve and Memorecks.