MUSE’S “DEAD INSIDE” #1 FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK
“Dead Inside” the first single from Muse’s forthcoming seventh studio album – Drones – holds its reign on the top of the Mediabase and Billboard Modern Rock Charts this week for the fourth consecutive week. “Dead Inside” is the trio’s fourth #1 song. Muse holds the record for number of weeks at #1 with their song “Madness” which set the record back in 2012. Warner Bros. Records will release Drones on June 8th.
INTRODUCING NIGHT NIGHT GOOD BLESS
The Dark is the first track from North London based producer, Night Night Good Bless.
After remixing the likes of Giggs, Zebra Katz, and Kings Of Leon under various pseudonyms, AJ, the man behind Night Night Good Bless, decided it was time to release his creative frustrations in the form of his debut EP
Motionless For Hours.
The Dark is the first taste of the EP and features South London rapper Fem Fel atop a cinematic back drop filled with brash drums and eerie guitars.
THE MOTH & THE FLAME UNVEILS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “YOUNG & UNAFRAID”
“We collaborated with director Rebecca Thomas and all decided that we wanted compelling visuals that were also accessible — nothing too esoteric. We all grew up on skateboarding and decided a cool skate video would be something we would want to watch. When Rebecca ran across a youtube video of Neal Unger, a much older skateboarder, we all in fell in love with the idea of him being front and center. Neal took up skating later on in life, and to us he is a true example of someone who is Young & Unafraid.” – The Moth & The Flame
CHARLIE HUNTER TRIO “THOSE PEOPLE”
Charlie Hunter, Curtis Fowlkes and Bobby Previte share a long history, but they’ve never recorded an album together as a trio until now. Their debut, Let The Bells Ring On—due June 9 via the seven-string guitarist’s own label, Charlie Hunter Music—is gritty, greasy, and downright celebratory. The album features 10 Hunter original tunes designed for the trio’s singular, deep-pocket sound.
ETHAN TUCKER’S “CRAZY TONIGHT FEAT. MICHAEL FRANTI”
“Ethan is going to be a perennial artist for a lifetime of music. He is not somebody who you think is going to be like three years on the map and then you never hear from them again. “He is going to be an artist to me like Ben Harper or Jack Johnson or even John Lee Hooker from the Rolling Stones who plays music until they can’t play anymore.” – Michael Franti
YOUNG GUNS STREAM NEW EP
Young Guns have emerged as one of the UK’s most electrifying new bands, garnering heavy radio play and both US and UK chart success, while playing to packed houses worldwide. The band have attracted critical acclaim from esteemed tastemakers in their home country, like Kerrang and BBC Radio 1, while drawing attention from US outlets like AltSounds, Billboard and Buzznet.
MAGNETIC FIELDS’ STEPHINMERRITT EMBARKS ON SOLO U.S. TOUR THIS SPRING
Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt will embark on a rare solo tour of the U.S. starting May 2, accompanied by long-time bandmate Sam Davol on cello. The duo will play 14 dates across the country including two dates in Los Angeles and shows in Washington, D.C.; Austin; San Francisco and more. See below for full tour itinerary.
For this series of performances, Merritt will present a set of solo, acoustic versions of selected songs from his extensive catalog. Merritt will perform exactly 26 songs with each song title starting with a different letter of the alphabet and running in alphabetical order.
BOB MOSES PREMIERE BRAND NEW SINGLE “TALK”
Today, the NYC-by-way-of-Canada duo known as Bob Moses premiered their brand new track titled “Talk” on Noisey.com. The sultry summer smash is now available on iTunes and Spotify and serves as an exciting taster of what’s to come from the talented producer/DJ duo.
YAWN NEW VIDEO
Chicago’s YAWN is known for crafting electro-infused psych pop full of buzzing guitars, warbling synth, and hazy, blissed-out melodies. The band is gearing up to release their new Day Trip EP on August 21st, and you can get a first listen of lead single “Overflow” in their new video, released today. Shot in Brooklyn & featuring footage from a rooftop show during CMJ (that promptly got shut down by the cops), you can watch the “Overflow” video where it premiered with the Village Voice.
FREEDY JOHNSTON & STEREOGUM PREMIERE OF TITLE TRACK
After twenty years of one great disc after another, the kid from Kansas is back. Bearing maybe the best record he’s ever made, Neon Repairman. And its songs will keep you up nights, just like those bright lights of the title track.
THE SMILE HOOKS “SINKING SHIP”
The Smile Hooks are a unique fusion of Synth, Indie and Pop influences. The energy the talented Adelaide trio bring to their live shows demonstrates their passion; lifting audiences onto the dance floor. After performing in ex Punk/Rock band Liberated, Jarrod and Andrew searched for a new sound. The missing puzzle piece was right in front of them, long-time friend and talented pop-enthusiast Andrew. ‘The Hooks’ began crafting their new sound.
LULL PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “DEAD OR ALONE”
North London quartet Lull premiered their new single, “Dead Or Alone” and are streaming their self-titled, debut EP in full, in conjunction with its North American release on PaperCup via Conseqeunce of Sound. Formed only just over a year ago, in early 2014, by one Northerner, two Southerners and one Portuguese import, Lull has quickly made a name for themselves on the underground UK scene. First single, “Bubble Tea” was praised by Stereogum who called it, “a dense, churning shoegaze sound in which guitars squeal and heave and dreamy vocals glide like butter in a frying pan,” while John Richards at KEXP has given the track airplay on his morning show.
TIMBERWOLF “WHISKEY JAR” VIDEO
TIMBERWOLF is pleased to announce the release of the companion video for his latest single ‘Whiskey Jar’, the third track to be lifted from his recently released EP ‘Flux’ which is available on iTunes now.
TIMBERWOLF says ‘Filming the clip was crazy. We actually shot it in the same motel that a few scenes from Wolf Creek were shot in. The Rolling Stones used to stay there as well. Ted (featured in the film clip) is the actual motel night-shift manager and has been working there for an eternity and he told me the history behind the motel. When we shot the clip we actually paid for a room, all got drunk and stayed the night to make it authentic and capture all that sleazy kind of alcohol-fueled tension. Amongst all of the actual hookers that were walking around, it’s safe to say it looked like we were shooting a porno – but I couldn’t wait to get out of there in the morning!’
“Never seen so many people, never felt so all alone.” In her latest single, AYLA conveys a passing moment of longing as a beautiful confession. Premiering on triple j’s Good Nights last night, the appropriately-titled ‘Waiting’ is the new chapter in AYLA’s story. It’s the anticipated follow-up to her debut single ‘Wish I Was’, the song that not only transcended expectations, but also showed the world to the first steps of a promising young career.
GHOST LOFT PREMIERES NEWEST SINGLE “THE OTHERSIDE”
The hits just keep on coming from Ghost Loft, the L.A.-based musician who has generated significant buzz for his genre-bending, ultra-satisfying style.
Ghost Loft is now releasing “The Otherside,” the latest in an impressive string of heady singles from the visionary artist. “The Otherside,” which features spacy synths and mellow vocals, premiered today, exclusively via The Fader. The song’s mesmerizing visualizer gives us a brief look into Ghost’s Loft’s impressive mind.
TIM MCGRAW CONTINUES TO AWARD MORTGAGE-FREE HOMES TO VETERANS
Tim McGraw, Operation Homefront and Chase are continuing to award mortgage-free homes to veterans on the Shotgun Rider Tour 2015. Over their three years working together, they have awarded 108 homes, touching over 300 veterans and family members in 30 states in front of over 2,000,000 fans. Thirty-six homes will be awarded during the upcoming tour.
“The return to civilian life can be a challenging transition. We want to welcome veterans home to the community they sacrificed to protect. A mortgage-free home provides stability for their families and also allows them to start this new chapter of their life with one less worry,” said McGraw in Nashville while preparing for the tour. “It’s an amazing feeling to see them receive something they so deeply deserve — and to be able to share that experience with thousands of fans each night makes me proud to be a part of this program.”
SÓLEY SHARES NEW SINGLE “HALLOWEEN” FROM ASK THE DEEP
Since 2010, Iceland’s Sóley has wowed audiences with her dark and surreal songcraft. Sóley is returning this year with her sophomore album, Ask The Deep, due out May 12, 2015 via Morr Music.
Still drawn to nocturnal themes, Ask The Deep finds the multi-instrumentalist venturing deeper into her shadowy underworlds—notably on her latest single “Halloween”, premiering today with Rookie Magazine, alongside the haunting video for the track.
BOBBY LONG SETS WORLDWIDE RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM + VIDEO EPK
British singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Long, who is known for his powerfully evocative lyrics set to haunting melodies, has signed an agreement with Compass Records for the release of his new album, ODE TO THINKING. The CD will arrive worldwide on August 7 with U.S. and international tour dates scheduled to support the release.
Ode to Thinking cover Recorded last fall in Austin, TX, ODE TO THINKING is a taut collection of 11 original songs, produced by veteran producer Mark Hallman at his Congress House Studios. Long, who emerged from London’s burgeoning folk music renaissance, relocated to New York in 2009, cultivating a strong fan base for his music. He has previously released two well received albums, A WINTER TALE (2011) and WISHBONE (2013) as well as a five-song EP called THE BACKING SINGER (2011) and a volume of poetry, LOSING MY BROTHERHOOD (2012).
MELANIE MARTINEZ INVITES EVERYONE TO HER “PITY PARTY”
Atlantic recording artist Melanie Martinez has unveiled details of her anticipated debut album. “CRY BABY” – which follows the singer/songwriter’s 2014 breakthrough, “THE DOLLHOUSE EP” – arrives everywhere on August 14th. “CRY BABY” is preceded by the album’s first single, “Pity Party,” out today.
THE CHRISTOPHER BROTHERS NEW SINGLE
Meet the Christopher Brothers: Cameron, 18 years old, solid and steady, writes the lyrics and plays drums. Charles, 16 years old, the cool brother (think Daniel Craig’s James Bond), arranges the songs and plays guitar. Ethan, the 13 year old bassist, is the reserved Clark Kent who magically transforms on stage into a legitimate inheritor of the Gloved One’s legacy.
ERIK PRYDZ “GENERATE”
Over the last decade Eric Prydz, whether through his immaculate and often imitated studio productions, or his immersive and groundbreaking live shows, has proven to be artist concerned with aesthetic precision.
Visually, just as he has musically, Prydz has created his own identity – even going to the point of being laser-scanned for his EPIC hologram shows, while producing hours of completely original 3D animation to accompany his performances.
PROPELLERHEAD SOFTWARE LAUNCHES GLOBAL COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM FOR MUSIC-MAKERS
Propellerhead Software, a leading creator of music software applications and technology standards, today announced the launch of a brand new social networking platform—Propellerhead. Available beginning today on iOS and desktop devices, Propellerhead utilizes the medium of music-making to connect users on a global scale, allowing consumers to upload original music and build on other users’ original content.
Watch the Propellerhead teaser here:
HIDDEN HOSPPITALS NEW VIDEO
Chicago, IL’s Hidden Hospitals is premiering a music video for the track “Modern Saints” on New Noise.
The track appears on their recently released debut LP, ‘Surface Tension.’ ‘Surface Tension’ was released this past spring, the result of a successful, fan-fueled Kickstarter campaign. The LP was supported by two headline tours spanning the Midwest and East Coast.
It’s not often you come across an artist that truly grabs you and takes hold. Emerging from the chaos of New York, Julietta shines through as a dramatic and heartfelt siren, like a warrior suited for battle. It’s no wonder her music is able to tell such a captivating story; lyrics seamlessly turn to visuals as her voice articulates the narrative. A universally relative theme of love and loss is a huge part of Julietta’s context, and is something she wears on her sleeve. “Everyone struggles with finding love, having their heart broken, finding purpose, having the courage to follow their dreams, and I just want to express it through my music. I love to share my weaknesses and my strengths with others so that they could relate and feel like they aren’t alone.”
VANCE JOY RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ALL I EVER WANTED”
Vance Joy has released today the official music video for “All I Ever Wanted” from his debut album dream your life away. The video was filmed during Vance Joy’s Australian headlining tour in March and was directed by Max Fairclough.
NATALIE LA ROSE DROPS NEW SINGLE “ALL AROUND THE WORLD”
Natalie La Rose’s debut single for I.M.G./Republic Records, “Somebody” [featuring Jeremih], is shaping up to be one of this Summer’s biggest singles. Soaring across multiple radio formats, the track reached #1 at Rhythm and entered the Top 3 on Top 40 airplay charts nationwide. “Somebody” entered the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the Top 10 of both iTunes’ Pop and Overall Top Songs chart.
JOHN NEWMAN RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “COME AND GET IT”
“Come And Get It” is another massive anthem from NEWMAN, following his 2014 breakout hit “Love Me Again”—which scored him his very first platinum plaque stateside. This latest track was written and co-produced by the team of John and Greg Kurstin [Sia, Beyoncé, Lana Del Ray], and it showcases the singer’s dynamic vocal range and striking sense of soul over funky drums, swaggering horns, guitars, and a spirited outro whistle.
IMAGINE DRAGONS RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “SHOTS (Broiler Remix)”
Multi-platinum GRAMMY® Award winning rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS release the video for their single “Shots (Broiler Remix)” today on Vevo. Watch it HERE.
T. HARDY MORRIS RELEASES NEW SONG “LIKES OF ME”
“Likes of Me” comes on the heels of the release of lead single “My Me” which Noisey praised for its “punky alt-country twang,” and Esquire named one of their “Songs of Summer 2015”, as the perfect anthem to “blast out of the back of a friend’s trunk while tailgating well into the night.” T. Hardy Morris will tour this summer in support of the new album.
RACHEL PLATTEN “FIGHT SONG”
Singer/songwriter Rachel Platten’s anthemic single “Fight Song” is without a doubt one of summer’s most unstoppable hits! Having just debuted on the Top 40 radio chart this week, “Fight Song” is already Top 30 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, Top 30 on Shazam, nearing 8 million combined views at YouTube/Vevo and approaching RIAA Gold certification in the U.S. “‘Fight Song’ tells the story of my struggle with self doubt, yet it’s also a declaration to not give up on myself no matter what,” Rachel recently told PEOPLE magazine.
SASHA SIEM NEW VIDEO
Anglo-Norwegian artist Sasha Siem releases a new single “See Through,” which is taken from her forthcoming acclaimed debut album, Most Of The Boys (June 30). The single is released with a remix bundle today June 2 via iTunes. Along with the original version, the EP contains remixes by Highasakite, and Scandinavian artist du jour- East India Youth, backed by the bonus B-side of “Proof” remixed by Matthew Herbert. XLR8R credits Herbert for “keeping the haunting vocals of the original, but melds them with industrial-tinged percussion, floating pads, and a rumbling low end.”
THE WEEPIES RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “FANCY THINGS”
The Weepies have unveiled a playful new video via Paste Magazine for the song “Fancy Things” from latest album Sirens. Directed by Brad Aldous, the split screen video portrays average people living mundane lives versus embracing their inner dance-filled and expressive natures. Watch below or here:
SEVENHURTZ “NEW MORNING”
Aussie hard rock exponents Sevenhurtz this week unleash their latest single New Morning, with simultaneous releases in Australia and the US.
The second single from Sevenhurtz’ debut album, Room Of Confusion the first single The Fountain has now been picked up by over 200 Radio Stations in the USA and Australia including some great reviews by triple m Home Brew with Ugly Phil.
MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR SEVEN MASSACHUSETTS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT VENUES BECOME SPECTRA TODAY
Comcast Spectacor, a leader in the sports and entertainment industry, is raising the bar on live event experiences by announcing today that its three divisions – Global Spectrum, Ovations Food Services and Paciolan – now operate as Spectra, a singular, new brand. Clients and customers look for seamless experiences whether at a trade show, concert or sporting event. By serving clients as one business, Spectra can optimize full-service operations for the good of clients, customers and fans. Spectra is committed to innovating the live experience in ways that drive revenue and growth for venue owners, teams, event presenters, advertisers and sponsors.
Beginning today, Comcast Spectacor will consist of three primary businesses: the Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center and the new Spectra. In turn Spectra will consist of three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan).
TOTO LIVE IN POLAND TO RECEIVE BROADCAST DEBUT ON PALLADIA
Toto’s most recent DVD/Blu-Ray release – 35th Anniversary Tour – Live In Poland will receive its broadcast debut on Palladia, Viacom’s high-def music channel, this Friday June 5th at 9PM EST. An hour-long version of the show will begin airing on VH1 Classic on Saturday, June 6th at 9PM EST.
Filmed on June 25, 2013 in Lodz, Poland, the offering captures the band in the midst of a standing-room-only European tour. The two-hour plus performance features Toto’s hit-stocked repertoire alongside other favorites. The complete show includes: Intro, Medley: “On The Run” / “Child’s Anthem” / “Goodbye Eleanor,” “Goin’ Home,” “Hydra,” “St. George And The Dragon,” “I’ll Be Over You,” “It’s A Feeling,” “Rosanna,” “Wings Of Time,” “Falling In Between,” “I Won’t Hold You Back,” “Pamela,” “99,” “The Muse,” “White Sister,” “Better World,” “Africa,” “How Many Times,” “Stop Loving You,” “Hold The Line,” and “Home Of The Brave.” Upon its release the DVD/Blu-Ray debuted #1 around the globe.
MICHELLE MALONE VIDEO FOR “WHEN I GROW UP”
Michelle Malone is pleased to announce that she will be celebrating the release of “Stronger Than You Think” at Eddie’s Attic on May 30th. This Atanta native has spent the better part of 2014 / 2015 workshopping a collection of new gems for this her 13th release.
Malone and Gerry Hansen produced these 12 songs of strength, courage and Georgia ass-whooping. Kristian Bush co-wrote and appears on “When I Grow Up” and Amy Ray co-wrote and appears on “I Don’t Wanna Know” Speaking of Amy Ray, Michelle will take her show on the road this July when she opens for the Indigo Girls.
JUSTIN MOORE BREATHES SIGH OF RELIEF AFTER FAMILY DOG IS FOUND THANKS TO THE HELP OF FANS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
A relaxing beach vacation in Destin, Fla. turned into a panicked frenzy for country star Justin Moore, his wife and three little girls when their family dog, Hank, went missing from their vacation property. The black, 20-pound West Highland/Scottish terrier mix disappeared the morning of May 30, and after over eight hours of steadfast searching with no success, they feared for the worst. Moore posted a request for help to his more than 3.2 million fans on Facebook and Twitter to help bring the dog home, after having to leave Destin for a tour date in Valdosta, Georgia empty-handed without the family’s beloved Hank.
DRAGON CREST COLLECTIVE NEW VIDEO
Not many artists can claim to have sold-out Madison Square Gardens three nights in a row, held a farewell outdoor concert that attracted over 110,000 fans from 25 countries, making it the largest independent music event in history (outdrawing Phish’s swan song by 50,000 and the multi-band fest Bonnaroo by almost 20,000), but not many are Pete Francis. As one third of the visionary indie band, Dispatch, he inspired legions of fans with an aesthetic that was as accessible and inviting as it was artistically uncompromising. Now, he embarks on a new era of inspired creativity with a multitude of new projects, including an invigorating hip-hop flavored band, Dragon Crest Collective, whose debut, Volume 1, drops June 23; a vibey studio open to the public; and through offering his own unique production services to recording artists.
HUGH CORNWELL SHARES ‘BAD VIBRATIONS’ VIDEO
Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK’s finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers. As the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers, he’s enjoyed massive success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into Europe and the USA’s musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Nice N’ Sleazy, Always the Sun and Duchess. Cornwell’s latest studio album, TOTEM AND TABOO, was released to rave reviews – recorded at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, it was engineered and mixed by the legendary Steve Albini.
WES PERIOD PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “CHAMPAGNE CHAMPION” ON NYLON
After recently premiering “Champagne Champion” on The FADER, rising LA rapper, WES PERIOD has revealed the accompanying video on NYLON. Additionally, the song has been carefully selected by iTunes as one of this week’s “Hot Tracks,” alongside artists such as David Guetta, Miguel, and Charli XCX. “Champagne Champion” has also been added to Spotify’s Indie Mixtape for “Best Indie Hip Hop.”