GROUPLOVE’S HANNAH HOOPER COLLABORATES WITH VOLCOM
Hannah Hooper of Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording artists Grouplove has teamed with Volcom, the popular surf, snow, and streetwear manufacturer, on an exclusive women’s collection, Lady Grouplove for Volcom. In addition to writing/performing music, Hooper is also an accomplished visual artist, and the collection – which includes denim jackets, crop tops, and leggings – offers an eclectic variety of easy-to-wear, casual attire that emulates her own unique style. Lady Grouplove for Volcom is now available nationwide for purchase at Volcom stores, Volcom.com, Tilly’s locations, Tillys.com and retailers where Volcom is sold.
EVERY OTHER SUMMER: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT WILCO’S SOLID SOUND
Every Other Summer, a full-length documentary film about Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival, is available to buy or rent now via Vimeo On Demand. Directed by Christoph Green and Brendan Canty of Trixie Films and shot in 2013, it documents the Chicago band’s three-day music and arts gathering that takes place at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. The film’s title references how frequently the festival is held.
In addition to performances by Wilco, Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, The Dream Syndicate, Lucius, Foxygen, White Denim, Sam Amidon, Sean Rowe, The Relatives and more, plus appearances by comedians Reggie Watts, John Hodgman and Jen Kirkman, Every Other Summer offers a behind-the-scenes look at the festival’s utopian vibe and the impact it has had on the small Rust Belt town where it takes place.
Playya 1000 and The Deeksta have created a present day, out of control funk track mixed with incredible lyrics and the next catch phrase for the nation. More classic material for 1-Gee and Deeks.
MS MR “WRONG VICTORY” (ACOUSTIC)
Today, MS MR (Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow) have released a stunning acoustic rendition of their newest song “Wrong Victory.” The Charlotte Rutherford-directed video, shot in what Lizzy and Max describe as “the attic of a stunning, near-perfectly preserved 70s house in South London that’s essentially our dream home,” can be seen here:
NICK DIAMONDS NEW EP STREAM
Nick Diamonds, best known for his bands Islands and The Unicorns, released his new solo LP, City of Quartz, today via Manque Music. It’s available to stream on Spotify & Rdio and for purchase digitally via iTunes & eMusic.
ROB GARZA X NEIGHBOUR
Rob Garza & Neighbour’s “Your Calling” was first inspired by their sunrise sets at Shambhala Music Festival in 2014. Playing one after the other to thousands of inspired music lovers created the beginnings of their bond. The collaboration moved from the stage to studios in San Francisco and Neighbour’s own studio in Vancouver where the creative process flowed naturally. During these studio sessions both Garza and Neighbour learned of one another’s affinity for Stee Downes’ collaboration with Lovebirds on “Want You In My Soul”. His vocal styling can be heard on “Your Calling” bringing soulful and witty vibes with a classic delivery.
“Morning Chant” features Yacoba Diarra on vocals and the ngoni, the West African lute. Yacoba is a true troubadour, whom Bay Area natives may recognize from their commutes on the BART. “Morning Chant’” is layered with West African tribal grooves destined to punctuate summer sunrise sets this year.
Hear “Your Calling”:
THE DEAR HUNTER SHARES FIRST TRACK “A NIGHT ON THE TOWN”
The Dear Hunter are thrilled to announce the release details of their new album Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise, out September 4 on Cave & Canary Goods / Equal Vision Records. The release of Act IV marks the long-awaited continuation of the band’s six album concept series chronicling the story of a boy at the turn of the century, only referred to as “The Dear Hunter.” The album is available for pre-order starting today at iTunes, Amazon MP3, MerchNOW, and GooglePlay. Fans will receive an instant download for the brand new track “A Night On The Town” when they pre-order the record at iTunes, Amazon MP3, and MerchNOW. Album art is above and full tracklisting for the album is below. All details can be found at TheDearHunter.com.
CASSORLA “THE RIGHT WAY”
There’s the guitar player who’s worked with everyone from Slick Rick to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and then there’s the guy recording demos and creating Microsoft Paint videos in the back of the tour bus.
For a long time, Ben Cassorla tried to reconcile those two; wearing one hat on stage and the other while traveling. On his debut EP, Amigos, he decided to put them together and bring the friends from his guitar playing life together with the demo and video-maker.
TG SHEPPARD SUMMER TOUR 2015
Country star TG Sheppard takes to the road this summer for the next leg of his 2015 tour, with a schedule packed with dates across the United States. With headlining stops from Virginia to Nevada, Sheppard continues his coast-to-coast celebration of the 40th anniversary of “Devil In the Bottle,” Sheppard’s debut single that hit No. 1 on the charts.
“I’m always amazed at the number of fans that are still coming to my shows after all these years, and I am thankful for their support,” said Sheppard. “Country music fans are some of the most loyal people in the world, and it’s my job to make sure they’re entertained night after night and that, when they leave my show, they’ve seen something special.”
CHRISTIAN RICH “COMPROMISE”
Chicago-born, Nigeria-raised and Grammy-nominated twins Taiwo and Kehinde Hassan AKA Christian Rich, have released the 2nd single “Compromise” (ft. Sinead Harnett, GoldLink, and Secaina Hudson) to their forthcoming debut FW14 out on 8/21. The track is an elegant display of Christian Rich’s versatile production style that’s contributed to tracks for Drake, Cole, Childish, Earl and most recently Vince Staples’ “Señorita”. Check out “Compromise” and feel free to share.
“Compromise” feat. Sinead Harnett, GoldLink, & Secaina Hudson:
JHONNI BLAZE X FETTY WAP “RIDE OR DIE”
The VH1 Love & Hip Hop cast member, Jhonni Blaze, pairs up with Fetty Wap to bring us “Ride Or Die” a relatable song for everyone that is sure to be a summer banger. You can find this song on her up and coming mixtape hosted by DJ Drama.
Listen To “Ride Or die” Here:
SOUTH FLORIDA’S THA ADDICTS “EMBEDDED” PRODUCED BY WONDER BREED
Classic boom-bap coming your way in the form of the first visual from Tha Addicts upcoming August release, “This is For Us.” Who are Tha Addicts you may be asking yourself? Well, if you are frequent listeners of Sirius shows you will already be familiar because the South Florida duo can count among their champions legends like DJ Premier, DJ Eclipse, Tony Touch and Statik Selektah, who by the way also features on the album. Other notable cameos include Killer Mike, Eric Biddines and Mims. With a roster like that you can almost guarantee a healthy dose of social commentary and “Embedded”, todays offering does not disappoint. Over Wonder Breed-produced track that will literally make you nod your head off, members Menace and Bliz wax poetic about our obsession with social media and pop culture; an observation not without merit. Enjoy it after the jump and keep your eyes and ears tuned for future releases.
TEMPLE 8 @ PLANET ROCK
This weekend, on June 20th, Temple 8 will be appearing at the Planet Rock Concert Venue in Mansfield, Ohio. Also on the bill are Picasso’s Dream, Calling Caine, and SteadyFire.
Despite being pushed from the mainstream by musically hollow fashion and corporate posturing, Temple 8 is on the front lines of a slew of incredible new prog bands. With incredible writing and monster chops, Temple 8 is a band that is not to be missed! If you thought that intelligent, passionate progressive rock was a thing of the past, come out to Planet Rock this Saturday and find out just how wrong you were. Prepare to be blown away, this is only the beginning…
Doors open at 7pm.
PLANET ROCK Concert Venue
1400 W 4th St
MIKE POSNER 4-SONG EP ENTITLED “THE TRUTH” OUT JUNE 22nd
Mike Posner is a singer, producer, songwriter from Detroit. After releasing his debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff, which featured his multi-platinum selling single Cooler than Me, Mike continued to produce and write songs for other artists including Maroon 5 (Sugar), Justin Bieber (Boyfriend), and Nick Jonas (Numb). Citing influences from singer-songwriters Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Mike “trades dance music production for an acoustic guitar, and begins to tell his truth” with upcoming 4-song EP entitled The Truth.
RICHEY NEW EP ON COMPLEX
Named “the most promising Montreal producer” by Vice Thump, 20-year-old RICHEY was lured to the dance floor at an early age, raised on a diet of deep cuts and dark rhythms. Having made his debut via the mighty John Digweed’s ‘Transitions’ Radio Station at the tender age of fifteen under his former moniker, Richie G, this new alias for one of dance music’s already known names has turned down an exciting path – RICHEY’s matured sound of deep underground grooves are equally capable of satisfying the most opulent dancefloors. Following up his recent Fix That Sound EP on Nicole Moudaber’s MOOD imprint, RICHEY’s latest project, a sophomore EP entitled Call Cali, was self-released today via Complex Magazine.
NEW BAND COIN ON TEEN VOGUE
Not a lot of bands start by sheer fate, but COIN—the four-man group from Nashville—definitely did. After Chase Lawrence and Joe Memmel briefly met at 16 years old after Joe’s then-band’s concert, the two had no idea they would end up sitting right beside each other in a music theory class at Belmont University years later. It took them a few weeks to even realize this wasn’t their first time having a conversation.
SOILWORK GOT A NEW BASSIST
As of this new album cycle, SOILWORK is joined by new bassist Markus Wibom, formerly of Helsingborg hardcore group Hearts Alive. Wibom replaces longtime band member Ola Flink, who has amicably left the group to focus on other endeavors. Wibom has been a personal friend of the band for many years and has previously toured with SOILWORK as a guitar tech and lighting designer. Wibom made his live debut with SOILWORK in Stockholm on April 30th.
FOO FIGHTERS FORCED TO CANCEL REMAINDER OF UK/EUROPE DATES
Due to injuries sustained in Dave Grohl’s fall from the stage during Foo Fighters’ June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, doctors have required the cancellation of the remainder of the band’s dates in the UK and Europe. After undergoing surgery Monday, Dave’s full recuperation time is still to be determined.
It was previously announced that Foo Fighters’ June 14 appearance at the Pinkpop Festival and June 16 show at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, Switzerland were cancelled. The following dates have now been cancelled as well:
June 19 & 20 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
June 23 – Edinburgh, UK – BT Murrayfield Stadium
June 25 – Werchter, Belgium – Festivalpark Werchter
June 26 – Glastonbury Festival 2015
NEW EP OUT BY EMPIRE OF GOLD
Independent singer/songwriter Michael Jack Dole, better known as Empire of Gold, or EoG, has released his first debut EP, “Raw;” personal narratives turned balled fused with hard rock anthems. The five track EP, recorded humbly in a studio in the comfort’s of Dole’s own home, delivers the alternative/grunge rock vibe that contemporary big radio rock has seemed to have lost today. According to Dole, “When music is commercialized it looses it’s personality and I want to deliver my music in a personal way whether or not it is mainstream.”
Inspired by his life experiences, Dole’s music is immediately relatable with lyrics that expose raw emotion and provoke thought. “I feel music has derailed off track on why it was ever created and that’s to feel emotion – I want people to listen to my music and be able to feel my experiences.” And feel they do – the five track EP unveils bittersweet stories of personal triumphs as well as tragedies, a grunge rock-laced tale of love and loss.
NEVER SHOUT NEVER PREMIERES NEW TRACK “BOOM!” VIA VANSWARPEDTOUR.COM
Alternative pop band Never Shout Never has premiered a new track, entitled “BOOM!,” and visualizer on the official site for the Vans Warped Tour, which the band heads out on this Friday to perform on the Main Stage all summer long. Watch the official visualizer here:
EMPTY FLOWERS “COMB OVER”
Celebrated east coast post-rock band EMPTY FLOWERS releases its new LP, Four, today via Translation Loss Records. Featuring members from Connecticut noise rockers CABLE and Philadelphia lo-fi soundscapers HEX INVERTER, EMPTY FLOWERS has found favor with both heavy music and indie rock fans alike for its engaging, cathartic sound that has drawn comparison to the likes of Lungfish, Slint and Unwound. In celebration of the record’s release, Popmatters premieres the new song “Comb Over”, calling the track, “a powerful rocker”. Hear EMPTY FLOWERS’ new song “Comb Over” now at this location.
TRUMP VS NEIL YOUNG
Official Statement from Neil Young: “Donald Trump was not authorized to use “Rockin’ In The Free World” in his presidential candidacy announcement. Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America.”
GALACTIC’S “INTO THE DEEP” FEATURING MACY GRAY PREMIERES ON POPMATTERS
Seminal New Orleans band Galactic debuts the title track from upcoming album, Into the Deep, out July 17 on Provogue Records. The track “features Macy Gray‘s powerful pipes at the front of the mix, is a fine example of Galactic’s songcraft, and it bodes well for the rest of the forthcoming Into the Deep LP,” says PopMatters. “‘Into the Deep’ is a snippet of Galactic at their most enthusiastic.”
NEAL SCHON AND MUSIC THEORIES RECORDINGS / MLG PREMIERE ALBUM STREAM
Neal Schon’s upcoming all-instrumental album utilizes rock as its foundation, while also embracing elements of jazz, classical and world music in an 18-track stunning, sonically explosive collection of original compositions. The release is dedicated to Schon’s best friend and wife, who serves as his true inspiration every day (Both “Lady M” and “Triumph of Love” were written for her, the latter of which he performed at their wedding on December 15, 2013). Schon shares, “This is an evolutionary album for me. I’ve always aspired to be a better player and push musical boundaries. And sure, I’ve sold 80-million records with Journey, and I’m proud of that, but this album is really me — all based on my guitar, which is my ‘voice.’ It’s bold. There’s love, and there’s definitely fire and an element of danger. And the energy level is off the hook.”
DAYLIGHT VIDEO “KICKBACKS”
One of Barcelona’s most popular pop-punk bands, Daylight, has released a new music video for the song “Kickbacks” off their recent album One More Fight. The high-energy video, which originally premiered at AbsolutePunk, was shot by Bruno Marin.
LITTLE MAY RELEASE NEW SINGLE “HOME”
Known for their dark tangle of raw lyrics, honest and haunting melodies and voices upon voices upon voices, Sydney-based outfit Little May return with their highly anticipated single and video for “Home.” Produced by and recorded with Aaron Brooking Dessner (The National) in upstate New York, “Home” arrives as the first cut from their forthcoming debut album and captures an intensity now trademark of Little May’s music.
WES PENDLETON “VINE”
Philadelphia has always been well known for producing soulful artists and musicians. Over the years, these artists have topped the charts and amassed numerous amounts of loyal fans while building a great legacy. Wes Pendleton, who also hails from the Philadelphia area, hopes to continue the carry part of that same legacy of soulful artists and musicians in his own unique way. Known for his soulful instrumental hip-hop, Wes has carved out quite the career for himself as both a producer and a graphic designer. He has built a solid fan base both here in the states, and abroad. After putting out a few projects via ILLECT Recordings, Wes has now transitioned to join the Mellow Orange team based out of San Francisco. He hopes to continue to expand his reach musically, and will be soon featured on some independent tours with other artists.
Wes Pendleton “Vine” releases June 30th:
YP “GET NOTHING”
The word is in on YP’s latest project, “Untitled”….no skips. Real music. Today, fresh off a premier by Mass Appeal, we get to see one of the tracks come to life in the form of the visual for “Get Nothin’.” YP shared the inspiration behind the song, saying “Get Nothin” is a saying that comes from my grandmother. She used to tell me “You Get Nothin If You Don’t Do Nothin” and it had way more meanings than one. You don’t get rewarded for not doing work. You don’t see certain consequences if you don’t take certain actions. It can be both negative and positive. Thanks to my Granny…..”