DYLAN OWEN NEW VIDEO
22 year-old rapper Dylan Owen’s There’s More To Life EP, which releases June 8th, is a coming of age story about an individual growing up in a small town, treading through waves of anxiety for the future. In his Mike Holland-directed video for “Everything Gets Old,” which debuted via DJBooth, Dylan reflects on friendships and life’s calling as he transitions from adolescence to adulthood. “We slowly grow apart, ” he explains. “My best friend and I have different lives, I start traveling to the city to perform music, his girlfriend leaves him but keeps in touch with me, etc. We tried to capture the nostalgia of my hometown area and the mystery of the future.”
SELF SPILLER ALBUM STREAM
SELF SPILLER is the experimental project led by Agalloch bassist Jason Walton. A truly transcontinental undertaking, SELF SPILLER features fourteen musicians hand-picked by Walton who composed and overdubbed their individual parts from across the world from the US to Japan to Norway to Canada. Much of the music was composed without the musicians hearing the entire piece or knowing what other members were adding thus chance played a fundamental role in the stitching together of songs. In the end, Walton sifted through dozens of hours of recordings, layered hundreds of tracks, and edited countless performances spanning six years, finally resulting in SELF SPILLER’s debut, the stunning Worms In The Keys.
M. GEDDES GENGRAS RELEASES ‘3 IMPRESSIONS’ EP
Moog Music announces the release of 3 Impressions, a practical application of Moog electronics, produced and composed by M. Geddes Gengras. 3 Impressions is a 3 song EP that serves as an exploration of Moogerfooger analog effects modules and process-based sound design. Listen to the EP here.
COASTS DEBUT “OCEANS” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Coasts’ already enviable list of accomplishments which include a rapturous reception at a packed tent in Coachella, a series of London shows which expand in size every time that they return, extensive BBC Radio 1 and XFM support, playing to thousands of fans in Europe and the U.S. including a sold out national tour with Bad Suns, plus their upcoming festival dates including Lollapalooza, T in the Park, and Reading / Leeds.
CANYONERO ‘HERE’S TO SMILING’
The past twelve months have seen Canyonero establish themselves as one of their hometown’s hidden musical gems and must-see acts. Registering amongst the Top 20 of the PIM Music Scholarship on the back of 2014’s ‘Muskets At Dawn’ EP (recorded by legendary engineer Magoo (The Jungle Giants, Saskwatch, Powderfinger)), the move of lead single ‘Dancefields’ to triple j Unearthed rotation marked the rise of Brisbane’s proud purveyors of shameless pop rock.
DETROIT ROCKERS WILSON STREAM NEW SONG “ALL MY FRIENDS”
Riot inducers Wilson have premiered their new song “All My Friends” exclusively with Metal Hammer. The fiery song is off their upcoming album, Right To Rise, set for release on June 30th on Razor & Tie. The band’s sophomore album was produced by Johnny Andrews (Halestorm, All That Remains, Three Days Grace). Pre-order the album now on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
TEAR OUT THE HEART “THE REJECTED”
St. Louis metal powerhouse TEAR OUT THE HEART have debuted their latest video for “The Rejected”, from their latest album Dead, Everywhere, today at VEVO.
AVICII UNVEILS 360 VIDEO FOR “WAITING FOR LOVE”
In a message to fans, Avicii has unveiled an interactive 360-degree video for his new single, “Waiting For Love,” just a week after releasing the heartwarming animated lyric video for the same track. Directed by Kurt Hugo Schneider, the video features Avicii joined by a troupe of incredible dancers who jump in and out of doors in the warehouse constructed on the YouTube campus earlier this month. Fans can maneuver around the set with a toggle set into the screen – but prepare to get dizzy as the dancers and the jump cameras work their magic.
THE EXPANDERS UPCOMING ALBUM ‘HUSTLING CULTURE’
For more than a decade, U.S. reggae artists have been building a foundation from the Hawaiian islands to the east coast. This new generation of reggae artists continues to reach new heights of success with album and ticket sales, as well as winning over fans worldwide. While most modern American reggae bands are rooted in the rock reggae style, there are a few U.S. artists championing the lineage of classic roots reggae traditions, and Los Angeles-based vintage reggae revivalists The Expanders are leading that charge, building their sound around classic 70’s and early 80’s style reggae, with three-part vocal harmonies, conscious songwriting, and an indie-DIY spirit.
The five-piece band comprised of John Asher (Drums, Vocals), John Butcher (Guitar, Vocals), Roy Fishell (Organs), Chiquis Lozoya (Bass, Vocals), and Devin Morrison (Guitar, Vocals) have been making reggae fans and critics take note with their refreshing sound that references the “golden era” of reggae. Morrison and Butcher grew up listening to the record collection of famed reggae archivist Roger Steffens, and credit much of their love and knowledge to the accessibility and education of those experiences. Becoming friends with Steffens’ son, they developed an obsession with exploring the deepest reaches of the genre.
NEW SINGLE BY JUVENTA
Proving himself to be one of the most unpredictable, yet consistently admirable producers out there, Enhanced’s very own star Juventa brings the heat once again with ‘Euphoria’. Originally a highly sought after unreleased instrumental named ‘Winterborn’, is now bigger than ever with stunning vocals.
Full with Juventa-esque atmospherics which so skilfully set his productions apart from the cookie-cutter, ‘Euphoria’ provides another driving track with exerting bass, grimy, machinated FX all tied up with darting chords and searching synths.
SAMUEL FORD “LONDON”
Hailing from the medieval Sussex cinque port of Rye, Samuel Ford intertwines immediate melodies and literate lyrics with intricate rhythms that soar from the darkest chasms to atmospheres of uplifting melancholy, and this week sees Samuel share the second track to drop from ‘EP1’ – entitled ‘London’:
HOOTON TENNIS CLUB NEW VIDEO
Hooton Tennis Club have announced details of the release of their debut album. Highest Point In Cliff Town will be released on Friday 28th August 2015 on Heavenly Recordings. The album was recorded and produced at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool by Bill Ryder Jones.
From Chester and Ellesmere Port, their name inspired by a sign for the tennis club in Little Sutton, Hooton Tennis Club grew up together and played in a number of bands with improbable names. While studying at various colleges they speedily recorded some songs to upload with no intention of ever being an actual “band” but early demos soon caught the ears of Heavenly Recordings and by September 2014 the band had signed to the label.
A THOUSAND HORSES LEADS THE PACK WITH #1 HIT “SMOKE”
A Thousand Horses haven’t slowed down since their history-making debut on the Country charts earlier this year with their first single “Smoke.” The hit song has reached the number 1 spot this week on both Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts, one week before their debut album, Southernality (Republic Nashville), is released on June 9.
“Absolutely unreal! I’ve dreamed of this day since I picked up a guitar and started trying to write songs when I was 12 years old,” frontman Michael Hobby reflects. “We are all so appreciative of Country radio for their support and to the fans for making this song theirs.”
SANTAH “SUNKEEPER” VIDEO
Chicago’s Santah continue to prepare for the Fall release of their second full length record, Chico, with the “Sunkeeper” video and series of Summer tour dates.
The “Sunkeeper” video which premiered on Culture Collide was shot by Fred Pelter in late Winter, in neighborhood parks and beaches of Chicago and combines images of Eurydice & Orpheus mythology to explore the track’s theme of lost love.
WATCH SCARLETTE’S UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL VIDEO FOR “BOY AND GIRL”
The Musebox today announced that UK pop rocker Scarlette has released the intimate and acoustic new video for her single “Boy and Girl.” The song is a heartfelt ballad of a love story that was written in the stars. Scarlette’s dreamy execution is a shuddering example of her vocal and songwriting talent. Scarlette says of her song, “I had a rough time in my teens and twenties. I felt trapped in a very dark room. Meeting Ezel, my girlfriend was like someone turning the light on for the first time. This is most definitely a song about love but in a spiritual sense; it’s about the perfection of the whole, the thorns as well as the petals”.
The MuseBox today announced that Mirk have released “Marathon,” the third of four singles in support of their full-length Run. Formerly Mirk & the New Familiars, Mirk is an Albany, New York band whose music has been characterized as a cross between pop, soul, rock, R&B, and hip-hop. The seven-piece have toured extensively throughout the United States, thus developing a reputation for an energetic and intriguing live show that has earned rave reviews at SXSW. In addition to writing and performing all of Mirk’s music, Joshua “Mirk” Mirksy has also produced music for Jay-Z, Petey Pablo, Eamon, Ciara, and Young Jeezy. Several of Mirksy’s projects have been certified platinum and gold by the RIAA. More information on Mirk, Run, and each of Mirk’s previous releases is available on the band’s official website.
POUND OF FLESH “EVERYTHING”
Chicago, IL alt-electronic hard rock group POUND OF FLESH (featuring former Ministry keyboardist Darrell James) recently released their latest album Pills via WuLi Records and INgrooves Music Group. Today, the band is releasing their brand new music video for the track “Everybody”, directed and edited by POF keyboardist Steve McIntosh and filmed by Beth Hollander and Elizabeth Fraiberg from e3Photography. Watch the video here, exclusively via Bloody-Disgusting.com:
HOWARD JONES TO BRING MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT “ENGAGE” TO NEW YORK CITY AT GRAMERCY THEATER AUGUST 19TH
On August 19th, electronic music pioneer Howard Jones will bring his multi-media project, ENGAGE, to New York City at the Gramercy Theater. ENGAGE was recently performed in London and Los Angeles, respectively. Entirely fan-funded by PledgeMusic, ENGAGE is Howard Jones’ most ambitious work to date, incorporating specially-commissioned visuals with music and an interactive live show. ENGAGE is inspired by such diverse musical genres as electronica, contemporary classical and pop, fusing this audio mélange with other visual and literary arts such as ballet, modern dance and philosophy.
TRUDY “ALL MY LOVE”
Leeds based 3 piece Trudy introduce themselves with their undefinable debut track “All My Love.”
HANSEL NEW ALBUM
Australian hard rockers HANSEL will release their new album, “69 Minutes … with Hansel!” on June 15, 2015 via Prime EON Media on CD. HANSEL‘s “69 minutes … with Hansel” is a culmination
of the album “Never Say Die” & their 2 hard to find EPs, “Mission To Rock” & “Fluorescent Blue Lights” that collects all the 20 roaring tracks that the band has recorded up to this point from way back when it all started back in 2008, somewhere down under.
HANSEL are five dudes bound by an oath of Rock ‘n’ Roll. They roam the wastelands of standard, boring, paper dry, modern Brit pop bands, leaving them in their wake with their big hair, big anthem, hard hitting, glam rock style.
SONREAL DROPS “FOR THE TOWN” VIDEO
Continuing the tradition of brilliant visuals, the title-track official video showcases SonReal’s hook-laden chorus and show stopping effects mixed with the undeniable charisma that is SonReal. “I am constantly challenging myself with visuals and the team of people I work with them on,” says SonReal, “Shooting ‘For The Town’ we wanted to do something outside the box and I really have to credit the idea of it to the director, Peter Haung. I love Peter Haung and Mad Ruk Entertainment, it was them believing in this song and understanding me as an artist that brought this visual to life.”
IRIS DIVINE SUMMER TOUR
Following the late Springtime release of their debut full-length album, Karma Sown, Washington DC-area modern progressive trio IRIS DIVINE has confirmed a mid-Summer four-city tour through the Northeastern US. Touring alongside their friends in MindMaze, the outfit will begin the trek in Worcester, Massachusetts on July 30th, followed by show in New York City and Baltimore over the next two nights, before the tour closes down in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 2nd.
IRIS DIVINE Summer Tour w/ MindMaze:
7/30/2015 Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA
7/31/2015 Gussy’s – New York, NY
8/01/2015 Club Orpheus – Baltimore, MD
8/02/2015 Howler’s – Pittsburgh, PA
HUNNY DEBUTS TRIPPY NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE “CRY FOR ME”
LA indie/post-punk rockers HUNNY have released the trippy new music video for their breakthrough single “Cry For Me” over at Pigeons & Planes. Directed by Timothy Garrett, the video perfectly evokes the feeling of those crazy ‘90s infomercials complete with slow motion karate, vibrant primary colors and milky tears (you’ll understand once you check it out!)
The band is preparing to release their fifth studio album, Dead Souls Sessions (RascalZRecordZ June 2015), recorded over a five year period in studios in Boston, MA (Chillhouse Studios), Asheville, NC (BooDub Studios), and Portland ME (SeepeopleSHQ). The album, a double album featuring 25 new songs, was co-produced, mixed and mastered by Will Holland (Pixies, Dead Can Dance) at Chillhouse Studios.
STEVE ANGELLO SHARES NEW TRACK “CHILDREN OF THE WILD” FT. MAKO
“‘Children Of The Wild’ marks the start of the new era for me. I’m happy to kick it off with this song because it has such a strong message and allows me to give back which I believe is very important.” – STEVE ANGELLO
NO TIDE POST NEW SINGLE
We are stoked to have our friends from Under The Gun Review premiere “Daylight Savings” from No Tide’s debut full length “Death Of The Sun” which was produced by Jay Maas (Defeater, Transit, Polar Bear Club). They are currently on the road with Giants At Large. “Death Of The Sun” will be released on 12″/CD/Digital on June 30th via Take This To Heart Records.