NEW GRACE POTTER SINGLE
Grace Potter is excited to reveal the album cover art and August 14 release date for her forthcoming debut solo album Midnight. It’s her first new music since 2012’s The Lion The Beast The Beat. The album’s first single, “Alive Tonight,” is available for purchase. Listen to the song at the link below.
HEATHERS SINGLE “TANKER”
The song is about how obsession with a person, an object, or a concept can completely warp your outlook on the world and your place in it. “When I wrote the song I was trying to write something sort of 60s pop psychedelic, like something the Byrds or even the Beatles might’ve done,” says Heathers’ singer and songwriter Michael Francis. “I’ve always been fascinated by obsession and the difference between light and darkness and so I really wanted this song to have a bright, melodic, almost happy melody coupled with really dark lyrics about someone’s decaying mind. I wrote the lyrics in the first person because I think that’s the most interesting way you can outline obsession. What is obsession anyway but the attempt to fill some kind of dead and rotting space within? That’s why our anti-hero sings, ‘Don’t look, ’cause you won’t like what you might see.’ He could be denying his victim the ability to participate in reality, or he could be looking in the mirror.”
CHOOSE WHO TO OPEN THE TAOS SOLAR MUSIC FESTIVAL
Now in its 15th year of bringing the hottest bands to Taos, the Taos Solar Music Festival is asking music lovers to choose which New Mexico band they would like to see perform at the festival, held on June 27 and 28. Voting will be available via Facebook today, June 6, until 5 p.m. on June 18.
“The Fans get to choose who they want to see get the spot on the Taos Solar Festival Stage – the winning band will have to be ready to show their fans how to vote and win new fans with their efforts on Facebook to drive people to vote,” said Taos Solar Music festival organizer Dawn Richardson.
To vote for one of the band finalists beginning on June 3, visit:
LATIN SUPERSTAR PRINCE ROYCE RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE
“Back it Up” follows Royce’s first English language mainstream US hit “Stuck On A Feeling” featuring Snoop Dogg.
In the past five years, Prince Royce has scored ten consecutive number one hits, and has scored 20 Latin Billboard Awards, 16 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards,18 Premios Juventud Awards, and 7 Latin Grammy nominations.
“KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK”
Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only ever fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon. Acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never seen before movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends. Wildly creative and highly acclaimed, the documentary follows Kurt from his earliest years in this visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, will be released by Universal Music Enterprises on both Blu-ray and DVD formats in the fall of 2015.
EDC LAS VEGAS TRAILER 2015
Insomniac is kicking off a week of exciting announcements surrounding North America’s largest music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas, with the premiere of the official 2015 festival trailer, which can be viewed here.
Throughout this upcoming week, festival attendees and dance music lovers alike can look forward to a number of surprises, including the release of the festival lineup and the exciting launch of a new charitable giving initiative that will unite Las Vegas and fans while helping an extremely deserving cause.
MARK JOHNS COVER KANYE WEST
Buzzing vocalist Mark Johns just released her new cover of Kanye West’s “All Day”. She applied her sultry voice to Kanye’s songwriting over a fresh reworked beat from Sweater Beats (including an awesome guitar solo at the end), listen below and check out more of her music. More news on her coming soon.
“All Day” (Prod. by Sweater Beats):
BACKSTAGE WITH CITI – CIARA INTERVIEW
Citi® Private Pass, Live Nation Entertainment and Yahoo unveiled an exclusive interview with Ciara as part of Backstage With Citi, the exclusive behind the scenes interview web series on Yahoo Music.
AXWELL & INGROSSO “SUN IS SHINING”
Axwell & Ingrosso’s next Summer smash “Sun Is Shining”, which was featured in H&M’s Summer Starts Now campaign, will be available June 12th on all retailers. The duo’s song of the summer contender “On My Way” will be out in the UK this Friday, June 5th to celebrate Saturday night’s performance at Alexandra Palace in London. In addition, the partner track “Can’t Hold Us Down” is available right now.
CHOCOLATE PUMA X JUNIOR SANCHEZ
When Dutch duo Chocolate Puma ventured to Junior Sanchez’s New Jersey studio to put the final touches on their collaboration “Lost Your Groove,” they never imagined that one of their biggest musical inspirations Todd Terry would ring the doorbell and offer to jump on the record.
A pioneering force in the late 80s house era, Terry layered the track’s funky elements with gorgeous synth keys throughout, while Chocolate Puma and Junior Sanchez cross-pollinated classic house melodies and guitar strums with songstress Arama’s silky vocals. “Lost Your Groove” is available as a two-week Beatport Exclusive.
PIA MIA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DO IT AGAIN”
Wolfpack/Interscope recording artist Pia Mia releases her first official single “Do It Again” which is now available for digital download and streaming HERE.
SHEEPTALK NEW VIDEO
Space rock quintet Sleeptalk has released a new music video for their song “Sea Of Fire”(originally premiering via AbsolutePunk). The track is from the band’s debut EP Pure and the video was shot by Strange Productions.
JAMAICAN REGGAE AND HIP HOP STAR KY-MANI MARLEY SET TO RELEASE SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM “MAESTRO”
Jamaican artist and reggae royalty Ky-Mani Marley is set to release his sixth studio album, MAESTRO, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The 12-song reggae-infused album will feature original tracks by Ky-Mani, and will also include special musical guests and producers. Pre-orders for the album will be available on Amazon.com, iTunes and Google Play starting on Monday, May 4, 2015.
THE OK SOCIAL CLUB “WALKIE TALKIE”
The OK Social Club are back and are set to release new album ‘Baby Eat Your Heart Out’ on June 1st 2015. The record will be preceded by lead single ‘Walkie Talkie’ which will be available online from May 4th along with the official music video airing on the bands’ YouTube channel.
Following “punchy and accomplished” (The Skinny) debut album ‘Nothing In Common’, ‘Baby Eat Your Heart Out’ adopts a more mature and expansive sound while staying true to bands fundamental love of melodic pop. Recorded in a series of short, exciting sessions at Chamber Studio in the bands hometown of Edinburgh, the co-produced ‘Baby Eat Your Heart Out’ is a considerable sonic advance from their spikey, punky debut.
LITTLE RACER PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE “MONTEVIDEO”
The past 12 months have been a banner year for the band with the release of the Modern Accent EP last spring. That album’s six tracks fused west coast vibes with ’80s Brit warble and trash, all wrapped in charming melodies reminiscent of pop’s golden era. It transported their growing audience to a beachside bungalow, where Noisey declared Little Racer the house band, with “surf-disco drums”, and a vibe “like Brian Wilson, but sexier.”
VANCE JOY COVERS TAYLOR SWIFT’S “I KNOW PLACES”
Vance Joy has released today a cover of Taylor Swift’s “I Know Places” from her album 1989. Taylor Swift covered Vance Joy’s 2x Platinum “Riptide” on BBC Radio 1’s Live Room in October. Vance Joy will join Taylor Swift as main support on The 1989 World Tour, which kicks off May 20.
WORLDWIDE DEBUT OF “ESE CAMINO”
Julieta Venegas’ new video clip “Ese Camino” and first single of her new album “Algo Sucede” will make their official worldwide debut today, on June 3rd, on her channel on Youtube’s music video VEVO platform.
The video offers an original approach to portraying childhood in a sensory and emotion-filled way. Her first single, “Ese Camino,” is already playing on every radio station throughout Latin America and Spain and is available on iTunes and all digital platforms.
MARCH TO MAY “EMBERS” IS A HIT
MTS Management Group is happy to announce March To May’s music video for “Embers” has spent five consecutive weeks at Number One on Yallwire.com’s ”Y’allturnative” Most Watched Country Music Videos chart. The Seatlle-based folk duo’s video comes in ahead of those by Trailer Choir, Eli Young Band, Kansas, and Jimmy Buffett featuring Toby Keith. “Embers” is also #5 on the Y’allwire All Genre Chart. It is the first music video/single from the pair’s debut EP, The Water’s Edge. To view the charts, visit http://www.yallwire.com.
VICKTOR TAIWO NEW SINGLE FROM EP
Of JUNO, Taiwò explains, “This project will always be reminiscent to me of the growing pains of a young boy, from the subject matter to the creation and exploration of the music itself. It was in many ways unconscious, uncontrollable but inevitable. It was in many ways uncomfortable and acutely painful. I don’t know if any of this permeates through the music itself when you listen to it, I wish it does. I hope that you can share with me the joys of growth, the beauty of imperfection and un-decidedness. I can’t ever promise to create anything like this again, but I can vow to present myself always as I truly am, in the moment, to those that are curious enough to engage.”
KODALINE VIDEO “READY”
Having just completed their sold out US tour, Kodaline release their pounding new single ‘Ready’ out July 5th on RCA Victor Records.
Following the success of ‘The One’, which rode high in the airplay chart becoming a mainstay in the Top 5, ‘Ready’ is produced by Stephen Harris and is the third single to be released from Top 5 UK album ‘Coming Up For Air’.
The video stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad, Kickass) and you can view it:
SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION TO TOUR BEHIND NEW ALBUM
Spirit Family Reunion will take to the road in support of their sophomore album Hands Together, released this past April 14th. The 12-song set was mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies, Uncle Tupelo) and produced by the band in Coney Island, N.Y. Hands Together followed up the New York band’s critically acclaimed 2012 debut No Separation, a grassroots self-release that resulted in over 10,000 albums sold side-of-stage. Also issued on the band’s own label, Hands Together was released for the first time worldwide (through InGrooves Fontana in the U.S.)
INDIGO GIRLS ADDED TO RENDEZVOUS LINEUP
The Rendezvous Music Festival is excited to announce the addition of the legendary Indigo Girls to its 2015 lineup in Beaver Creek, CO. They will be performing at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Saturday evening, September 12. The festival, presented by Be Live Events, returns to the resort for a second year and is being held September 11 – 12, 2015. An intimate two-day fall music experience, Rendezvous is set to present yet another dynamic lineup comprised of legends and new breakout artists from many genres including singer/songwriters, pop, country and Americana.
Blending music, food, wine and entertainment to create a one-of-a-kind event for attendees in one of the world’s most vibrant mountain settings, the first Rendezvous Music Festival received rave reviews from media and fans alike. The event is centered in the heart of the Rockies and features outdoor stages, the Vilar PAC, in-home concerts, food and wine, all enjoyed among the breathtaking fall backdrop. Combining musical performances with friendly crowds, the Rendezvous Music Festival is certain to once again provide a unique and memorable experience.
THE 5TH ANNUAL STREAMY AWARDS TO BROADCAST LIVE
dick clark productions, one of the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming, Tubefilter, the leading resource for YouTube and online video news, analysis and events, and VH1, the renowned music and pop culture television network, have partnered for the first-ever television broadcast of the Streamy Awards. The 5th Annual Streamy Awards, honoring the best in online video and the creators behind it, will air live on VH1 and its digital platforms from the historic Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm ET/delayed PT.
NEON HITCH – BILLBOARD #1 ARTIST TEAMS UP WITH THE PARADISE COLLECTIVE
Neon Hitch recently teamed up with The Paradise Collective, Hollywood’s newest premier multi-faceted film company to create something magical for the gypsy-star’s latest single Sparks. The Paradise Collective brings together cutting edge artists to cross elite film production with new media. In one of their most recent projects directors Ryan Gregory Phillips and Josh Guillaume, collaborated with Neon Hitch to bring Sparks to life with raw archived footage from Neon’s childhood and racy scenes that parallels the video to a short film. Sparks is the first single from Neon’s highly anticipated album Eleutheromaniac due out later this year.
MIKE GORDON SPRING TOUR BEGINS THIS FRIDAY
Phish bassist Mike Gordon hits the road this week behind last year’s acclaimed album Overstep. The tour begins this Friday, June 5 at The Music Hall in Charleston, SC and runs through Atlanta, GA, St. Louis, MO, Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, IN and more before concluding on June 28 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. The full list of tour dates is below.
Mike will be bringing along Scott Murawski (guitar), Craig Myers (percussion), Robert Walter (keyboards) and John Kimock (drums).
CASEY DRIESSEN HEADS TO BERKLEE IN SPAIN
Berklee College of Music has appointed Casey Driessen as Director of the Contemporary Performance master’s program at its campus in Valencia, Spain. The American born musician, composer, producer, educator, and Berklee alumnus began his new role on June 1 in preparation for the start of the academic year in September of 2015.
“We are delighted to welcome Casey to the Valencia campus faculty. He brings a wealth of industry experience and will help prepare our students to succeed as musicians and performers on the global stage,” commented Maria Iturriaga, Associate Executive Director and Dean of Admissions for Berklee’s Valencia campus.
PATRICK JAMES “CALIFORNIA SONG”
Originally hailing from Port Macquarie, on Australia’s New South Wales coast – Patrick James earned his performance stripes after moving to Sydney and becoming a regular on the street busking circuit. Through this constant performance to transient and preoccupied crowds, Patrick was able to develop a unique ability to captivate audiences with only his guitar and a microphone.
MIKAL CRONIN “TURN AROUND” VIDEO
Also, Mikal Cronin and comedians Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal teamed up to recreate a shot-by-shot reenactment of Natalie Imbruglia’s music video “Torn”, with some funny surprise character drop-ins, for Cronin’s music video release “Turn Around.” This collaboration is part of JASH’s $5K Video Series where, JASH pairs an up-and-coming musical act with a comedian, gives them $5000, and tells them to spend the money however they want, as long as they spend it all and come back with a video.
KALI UCHIS’ “RUSH” VIDEO
“Rush,” the new video from singer, songwriter and producer Kali Uchis, debuts today via The FADER, watch it here. FADER calls the video, directed by Uchis and creative duo WIISSA, “far-out,” noting, “she channels Death Proof for a hazy romp along the highway in muscle cars and rollerblades.” The track is taken from Uchis’ Por Vida, self-released earlier this year and available via kaliuchis.com.
SIA LAUNCHES “BOB JOB” APP
On the heels of her Vevo/YouTube music video channel crossing over one billion plays and in conjunction with the digital deluxe version of her hit album 1000 FORMS OF FEAR released yesterday, Sia today launches “Bob Job,” a game available on the App Store and on Google Play™.
DASH RADIO EMERGES FROM BETA WITH 1 MILLION LISTENERS
Renown radio and TV host DJ Skee today announced that his Dash Radio network has emerged from beta and is now officially live, backed by 1 million listeners, more than 60 curator-led channels, and an impressive stable of investors and advisors. Dash Radio is available now on iOS and Android.
Dash Radio is a curator-led digital broadcast platform that merges the best of terrestrial radio and Internet radio to create an entirely new category targeting the $18 billion radio broadcast market. Replacing radio towers and satellites with smartphones and apps, Dash Radio draws on the democratizing power of the Internet to bring radio back to its roots, benefitting both artists and fans alike.
NEW SINGLE BY COLLIE BUDDZ
New single from Collie Buddz “Like Yuh Miss Me” out now! Produced By Johnny Wonder & Adde Instrumentals For 21st Hapilos Productions.
PINE “YOU BURY ME”
Excited to announce that was have signed Canada’s own PINE. We will be putting out their next release later this year and for now you can grab their self-released album “you bury me” over at Bandcamp for FREE! The female fronted indie band haven’t been around for a while but their polished sound speaks volumes of where they are headed. We here at Take This To Heart Record are stoked to be working with them.
Download “you bury me”:
SPELLS OF VERTIGO NEW VIDEO
They have released the video single called ‘Baby Born (With No Brain)’:
THE GOSSIP STRUCTURE “ZOMBIE”
Hailing from Downtown Chicago, René Valdiviezo aka The Gossip Structure is back with his latest hit, “Zombie.” Produced by C-Sick, it combines metaphors of horror pop culture and zombies, with the gritty ambiance that Chicago’s Hip Hop scene can provide. “This is the soundtrack to the undead regenerating on a beat that kills so hard there will be the walking dead every where,” says Gossip. Lenny Gilmore was brought in to execute the photography and cover artwork. Catch Gossip live at shows this summer in Chicago and be on the lookout for his upcoming EP, Alpha.