PAUL BOOTH CREATES HOME GOODS LINE
Paul Booth, dubbed “The New King of Rock Tattoos” by Rolling Stone and “The King of Creepy” by Forbes Magazine, has launched an exclusive line of home goods – releasing under the name Paul Booth Brand – available now only via www.PaulBoothBrand.com. Paul Booth Brand home goods serve an often-overlooked market of passionate consumers who identify with alternative culture. Paul Booth Brand produces exquisitely designed, quality products that can be used as centerpieces for home décor.
The Paul Booth Brand home goods line has launched with a limited edition wall sconce, named “Retribution”. “Retribution” was personally designed by Paul Booth and is hand made in the US by the Los Angeles based Arcane Visionaries. In addition to being a decorative wall sconce, “Retribution” also doubles as an incense burner that comes with Paul Booth Brand’s own incense, and includes a built in storage area for extra items. “Retribution” comes in three custom finishes: Bone, Weathered Bronze and Rust –completed by master special effects artisans to match Paul Booth’s original prototypes. The sconce is 27” tall, 11” wide and 7” deep and will come with a screw and wall anchor.
“AMY” LA & NYC INFO
From BAFTA Award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on our culture and the world we live in today.
Opening in New York and Los Angeles on July 3, 2015 + Nationwide July 10, 2015
NEW YORK THEATERS
AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13
New York, NY 10023
Landmark Sunshine Cinema
143 E Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
LOS ANGELES THEATERS
AMC Century City 15
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Pacific ArcLight Cinemas
6360 West Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
2 NEW SINGLES BY LUPA J
Australia has been a recent hot bed for music phenomena and next up is 17 year old Lupa J from Sydney. She’s a classically trained violinist that started to write, record and produce her own contemporary electronic-driven songs at the age of 15. Last year Triple J Radio named her a finalist in the national Unearthed High competition and have just premiered her eerily beautiful new track, “Quiet Here”, saying “If the youth are our future then Lupa J’s making sure we’ve got a bright one. Nimble and inventive, this stirs up the ears, heart and head all at once.”
Listen to “Quiet Here” and the stunning B-side “Waiting for Her” below:
BARNETT + COLOCCIA SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘ROSE EYE’
Faith Coloccia and Alex Barnett have returned to Blackest Ever Black with their second duo album, Weld. Working with synthesizers, affected vocals, raw electrical noise, field recordings, EVP techniques, tape manipulation and drum machines, Barnett + Coloccia’s special facility with the interpenetrating mechanisms of time, space and tone yields a music at once lucid and mystic.
NODAWAY NEW SINGLE
Nodaway is the hypnotic brainchild of Chris Jobe. Currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, Jobe enlisted the help of a few heavy-hitting players whose combined energy and collaboration bring the ecstatic sounds of Nodaway to life. Over the years Chris’ music would take many different façades between name and genre changes. It wasn’t until he moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University for music, that he would find his harmonious center of gravity. A blend of danceable yet intelligent indie rock. The group have just shared their electrifying new single, “Coming Attractions,” which is a clever piece with an unstoppable, dance-worthy beat.
VNCHY “BROKE DREAMS”
With rugged vocals that have been compared to Sticky Fingaz, Nine, and DMX, 19-year-old Ottawa rapper VNCHY is gearing up for his debut Neverland EP in July. On his latest single, “Broke Dreams,” the Congo-born rapper reflects on being the middle child, raised as the son of a preacher while his mother held the family together “like brackets within a function.” In addition to the influence of his family and how he was raised, VNCHY’s infatuation with the entertainer’s lifestyle stems from an unyielding confidence in his skills as an emcee. VNCHY raps: “Overcome my age, it’s more than just a phase momma/ I’m not deranged, I was born for that stage momma.”
TIME SPENT DRIVING STREAM “WEIGHT OF THE WATER”
From emo pioneers to now emo revivalists, Time Spent Driving have been writing their own brand of post-punk music for over a decade. The group announced that they have signed with North Carolina record label Cardigan Records for their first release since 2007. The brand new album entitled Passed & Presence, will be released on 7/21. Pre-orders for the record are set to launch on 6/29 via the iTunes, but you can reserve your copy now at the label’s website.
“Cardigan Records is very excited to have Time Spent Driving join our family,” says Founder/CEO Shane Kelly. ” I’ve been listening to their albums for years now and I am very fortunate to share the unfeigned journey that is Passed & Presence with you.”
COLUMBIA PARTNERS WITH WICKED COOL RECORDS
Guitar great/artist/producer/E Street Band icon Stevie Van Zandt has signed seminal pop legend Darlene Love to his Wicked Cool label, partnering with Columbia Records to release a new album by Love coming this fall, titled Introducing Darlene Love. Van Zandt arranged and produced the album, enlisting a star-studded cast to contribute songs to Love’s return to Marquee-pop music making, including, among others, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, Jim Webb, Linda Perry, Desmond Child, Joan Jett, and legendary songwriting team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, who for more than five decades have reigned as one of the most influential songwriting duos in history.
The highly anticipated album will be released in early autumn, with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Love imbuing new and classic songs with her signature dynamic vocal delivery that the New York Times has hailed as “a thunderbolt voice embedded in the history of rock n’ roll…” and Rolling Stone has called “a rare instrument sturdy enough to vault over Phil Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound.’”
HOPE DRONE NEW SINGLE
Cloak Of Ash is the imminent new full-length from Australian atmospheric blackened sludge metal alchemists, HOPE DRONE. Their debut for Relapse, Cloak Of Ash was captured by Christopher Brownbill (Idylls, Throes, Coffin Birth) at Wavelength Studios and Underground Audio in Brisbane, Australia, mixed by Brownbill and the band (also at Wavelength Studios), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Yob, High On Fire, Integrity) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon. A seven-track stroke of sonic enormity fusing panicked, poignant atmospheres with the uncompromising heaviness of a thousand tidal waves, the record is reminiscent of the lush yet isolated resonance of bands like Vattnet Viskar, Wolves In The Throne Room, Woods Of Desolation and Altar Of Plagues without replicating them. Indeed, Cloak Of Ash is at once dynamic and textured; nihilistic, doomed and hopeless draped in the dejected dissonance of the prophecy of a dying planet.
LOCKN’ FESTIVAL ADDS JIMMY CLIFF TO 2015 LINEUP
The Lockn’ Festival is thrilled to announce that Jimmy Cliff will be returning to Lockn’ Festival 2015. This will be a special collaborative set with Cliff sitting in with Lockn’ Festival veterans Widespread Panic.
Jimmy Cliff delivered one of the audience’s favorite sets in the festival’s inaugural year 2013, with many describing it as a “religious experience” for them. The legendary Jimmy Cliff has one of the most recognizable voices in reggae. He is a Grammy award winning musician, actor, singer, songwriter, producer, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and a voice of power and conscience.
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS SET TO RELEASE ‘A RIVER’S INVITATION’
Following a summer of acclaimed festival appearances and U.S. tour dates, Oakland’s The California Honeydrops—which KQED calls “the Bay Area’s own swing New-Orleans-jazz powerhouse”—is set to release their fourth full-length album, A River’s Invitation, on September 11. In celebration, the band will play two hometown release shows at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore, with a full U.S. headline tour to be announced soon.
Produced by the band and recorded in frontman and founding member Lech Wierzynkski’s living room (which the band has long referred to as the Blues Cave), A River’s Invitation is intended to capture The Honeydrops’ relaxed, raw sound. In addition to Wierzynkski (lead vocal, trumpet, guitar)—who SF Weekly calls “a force to be reckoned with” and about whom Denver’s 5280 Magazine raves, “is among the most charismatic performers touring today”—the five-piece consists of co-founder Ben Malament (drums, washboard, percussion), Johnny Bones (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Lorenzo Loera (keys, melodica) and Beau Bradbury (bass, percussion).
HAYLEY KIYOKO PREMIERES HER NEW MUSIC VIDEO “GIRLS LIKE GIRLS”
Hayley and her co-writers initially started working on this song with the simple notion that ‘girls like girls, like boys do.’ This idea felt refreshing and real for Hayley to sing about. We hear so many songs about the guy who stole another guy’s girl; why can’t a girl do the same? She loved the idea of writing a song that came from a very confident perspective.
HILARY DUFF DEBUTS AT #3 ON BILLBOARD OVERALL ALBUM CHART
Multi-platinum selling artist and musician Hilary Duff’s fifth studio album Breathe In. Breathe Out. debuted at #3 on the Billboard Overall Album Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200, marking her fifth straight top five debut. The album – released June 16 on RCA Records – rocketed to #1 on iTunes in the hours upon its release. “Sparks,” the album’s infectious single, has amassed more than 16 million music video views and 14 million streams on Spotify.
JONATHAN EDWARDS ALBUM STREAM
Acclaimed folk singer Jonathan Edwards has released Tomorrow’s Child, the latest album in a career that spans over four decades of musical inspiration. Produced by celebrated acoustic master Darrell Scott, Edwards’ performances on the album are backed by noted names including Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin, Darrell Scott, Jerry Douglas, John Cowan and Kenny Malone among others. Tomorrow’s Child first premiered on Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation, who heralds the album’s “magnificently crafted lyrics and melodies” and remarks that “lovely harmonies, and smartly placed instrumentation do their best to complement the tidbits of wisdom generously delivered throughout.”
LOCRIAN ON NOISEY
A suffocating new tide of cerebral blackened/industrial audio from Relapse Records’ LOCRIAN today rises with a vengeance with an exclusive premiere of the outfit’s “Heavy Water,” culled from the rapidly approaching flood of their Electrical Audio-recorded Infinite Dissolution LP.
GEORGE JONES OWN BRAND OF MOONSHINE
George Jones’s name is at the top of the charts again, but this time it’s not for music. The George Jones White Lightning signature brand of moonshine received highest honors in the 2015 SIP Awards. George Jones White Lightning Apple Pie took home a Platinum Medal for Unaged Flavor Infused Whiskey/Moonshine. The award underscores the high quality of the signature whiskeys, which are available exclusively at the George Jones Museum.
“George always wanted to own his own brand of whiskey,” said Nancy Jones, George’s widow. “This was one of the promises I made to him before he died, that I’d make that dream come true.”
“Alcohol has owned me and controlled much of my life. Now is my time to own it.” – George Jones, 2012
ARIEZ ONASIS NEW VIDEO
Ariez Onasis is at it again with another passport stamped visual, this time for ‘Hand of God’ premiering via EARMILK. The video, shot on location in Buenos Aires, Argentina, chronicles AO’s journey through the ‘Paris of the America’s’ in this urban tribute to love lost. The eerie yet captivating production is provided by J.Cardim. The title, ‘Hand of God’ is a reference to Soccer legend Diego Maradona’s historic and controversial goal that lead Argentina to a 2-1 victory over England in the 1986 World Cup, hence the location & soccer jerseys.
LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE PREMIERES DEBUT EP FROM LA DREAM-POP QUINTET NIGHTJACKET IN ITS ENTIRETY
Los Angeles CA-based dream-pop quintet Nightjacket is pleased to present their debut EP titled Eternal Phase. Mixed by Jeff Zeigler (The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile) and mastered by Joe Lambert (The National, Wild Nothing, Washed Out), Eternal Phase, which is now streaming exclusively at Los Angeles Magazine online, is a collection of six songs that evoke the nocturnal imagery of the later hours of the band’s hometown through hypnotic and airy compositions firmly rooted in pop tradition.
CREEP ALBUM PREVIEW
Creep, the band that shocked the Italian metal scene four years ago with the album ‘Beast in the portrait’, is back with a vengeance! Recently signing a worldwide deal with Sliptrick Records, they’re about to unleash their sophomore album, a blood spattered creature titled ‘Innerland’ produced at Magnitude Studios by Matteo Magni of Rhyme.
SNIPER VIDEO “BYE”
The new single and video, ‘Bye’ that was just released breaks all barriers and holds a special weapon. For the old school Kung Fu fans out there, this one carries a special surprise and meaning. A.M. Sniper’s unparalleled style is perfectly combined with Kung Fu clips, creating an explosive fusion. The fresh is a harmonious blend of EDM and hip hop that knocks down any preconceived notions concerning the mixture of these genres; it’s meant to request it in the club or blast or while cruising. Moreover, A.M.
Snipers mastery of rhyme and beats will get you hooked, spinning this single for days. This music producer made big waves with his recent mixtape ‘Sniper Skills’, but once again he has outperformed himself. His flawless mergers are employing the perfect combinations, creating international hits suited for any occasion. I guarantee that this single is going to fuel the hottest parties and the wildest mosh pits, especially on July 28th, when Sniper hosts Chris Brown in the biggest music festival in his hometown of Ayia Napa, Cyprus. The festival ‘Napa Rocks’ on Kandi Beach is nearly sold out and is guaranteed to be a media frenzy. ‘Bye’ Video:
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE RELEASES TODAY NEW SINGLE
UK metal juggernaut Bullet For My Valentine releases today their brand new single, “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War),” from their highly anticipated new album, VENOM, which is due out on August 14th via RCA Records. CLICK HERE to listen now. Fans are invited to pre-order the album today at http://www.bulletformyvalentine.com/. The band also announces that their new video for “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War)” will be unveiled on Monday, June 29th.
North-East Alternative Pop four-piece Alexander formed early 2012. With the success of the band’s debut LP ‘Say Hello’ in 2013 Alexander have embarked on 4 headline tours with various sold out shows, received regional airplay and National TV exposure. The band spent the majority of 2014 writing and producing their next LP to which they have taken influence from late 90s alternative pop pioneers such as The Cardigans, The Corrs, Natalie Imbruglia and Jamiroquai.
BUMBERSHOOT ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR COMEDY, WORDS & IDEAS
Bumbershoot is excited to announce the lineup for its Comedy and Words & Ideas programming for 2015, a diverse set of acts and offerings that includes appearances from former Seattleite Hari Kondabolu, The Office’s Kate Flannery in her send-up lounge act The Lampshades, rising star Alex Edelman, and an impressive display of local and regional talent including Emmett Montgomery, who can be seen in this year’s installment of Last Comic Standing, and Solomon Georgio who recently had his television debut on CONAN.
Bumbershoot’s popular Words & Ideas programming features conversations, performances, and readings that explore the points where pop culture, new media, literature, theories, and trends intersect and explode. Highlights of this year’s Festival include the Writers of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The A.V. Club Live, and a special Bumbershoot taping of Sherman Alexie and Jess Walters’ popular podcast, A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment.
BILLBOARD PREMIERES TITLE TRACK OF MIKE FLANIGIN’S ‘THE DRIFTER’
Billboard unveils the title track of Mike Flanigin’s upcoming album The Drifter, featuring Billy Gibbons. “The rest of The Drifter is marked by diversity,” says Billboard, “from the jazzy opening track ‘The Devil Beats His Wife’ to the punky fury of ‘Fit To Be Tied’ with Escovedo, the lush, string-laded ‘From the Dust’ and the smoky ‘Nina’ with Edmonson.” The album is out August 21 and will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting July 17.
PURE BATHING CULTURE ALBUM TRAILER
PBC will release their second studio album Pray For Rain in Fall 2015 and have shared a teaser trailer featuring part of album track “The Tower.” Full release news (including track listing and album art) will follow soon, along with the first single.
Pray For Rain Album Trailer:
JAY LOZOYA FEAT IAMSU!
California’s Jay Lozoya is paving a path to the spotlight in the R&B-Pop scene. Joined by Iamsu! and rapper Zoey Dollaz, the Bay Area artist heads to Miami for a steamy new visual for “Dangerous.” The video premiered via Earmilk, who said “everyone involved in the piece are absolutely killing it, and we’re falling in love with the track for real.” Surrounded by beautiful women, Lozoya delivers his lyrics effortlessly displaying the swagger of a man with the world at his finger tips. “Dangerous” was recorded at Wash Studios, produced by Maxwell Smart of the Elevaterz, and mixed by the legendary Miami sound engineer Lu Diaz (50 Cent, Beenie Man, and Trick Daddy).
GOBLIN REBIRTH STREAMING NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM
Inspired by the legendary Goblin, the 1970’s horror-synth / film score icons responsible for such soundtracks as Suspiria, Zombi and Tenebre, Goblin Rebirth came together after a temporary reformation of the original group in 2009. The new incarnation of the group contains the famed rhythm section of the original Goblin (drummer Agostino Marangolo and bassist Fabio Pignatelli, who both played on the classic soundtracks to Zombi/Dawn of the Dead, Suspria, Profondo Rosso/Deep Red and more), with the addition of Aidan Zammit and Danilo Cherni on keyboards and Giacomo Anselmi on guitar.
RUBIKON NEW SINGLE
Emerging Boston-based hard rock band RUBIKON may be about to break out into the scene with their new track “Live That Lie”, but the band is nothing but new. Nearing roughly fourteen years of performing and recording, the band broke out into the rock world with a pair of EPs in 2001 and 2002 before releasing their first full album, The Hollow Men, in 2004.
CRADLE OF FILTH & REVOLVER LAUNCH NEW TRACK
Barbarous hellhound, Cradle of Filth, will release its forthcoming album, Hammer of the Witches, on July 10 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has teamed up with Revolver to release a new song and lyric video, “Deflowering the Maidenhead, Displeasuring the Goddess,” at:
ROLEMODEL “CRUEL INTENTIONS”
Toronto quartet Rolemodel (formerly known as RLMDL) is pleased to premiere the new video for their song “Cruel Intentions” which “blends confessional themes and dreamy shoegaze” via PopMatters. The track appears on the band’s Claire EP which was released this May on Hand Drawn Dracula.
PopMatters also spoke with the band about the song, read the piece and watch the evocative lyric video here:
MESSAGE FROM NEIL YOUNG
Yesterday my song “Rockin’ in the Free World” was used in an announcement for a U.S. presidential candidate without my permission.
A picture of me with this candidate was also circulated in conjunction with this announcement but It was a photograph taken during a meeting when I was trying to raise funds for Pono, my online high resolution music service.
Music is a universal language. So I am glad that so many people with varying beliefs get enjoyment from my music, even if they don’t share my beliefs.
But had I been asked to allow my music to be used for a candidate – I would have said no.
I am Canadian and I don’t vote in the United States, but more importantly I don’t like the current political system in the USA and some other countries. Increasingly Democracy has been hijacked by corporate interests. The money needed to run for office, the money spent on lobbying by special interests, the ever increasing economic disparity and the well-funded legislative decisions all favor corporate interests over the peoples.
The Citizens United Supreme Court ruling is proof of this corruption, as well as the proposed trade deals, which would further compromise our rights.
These Corporations were originally created to serve us but if we don’t appropriately prioritize they will destroy us. Corporations don’t have children. They don’t have feelings or soul. They don’t depend on uncontaminated water, clean air or healthy food to survive. They are beholden to one thing – the bottom line.
I choose to speak Truth to this Economic Power. When I speak out on corporations hurting the common man or the environment or other species, I expect a well-financed disinformation campaign to be aimed my way.
Such is the case with the reaction to my new album The Monsanto Years, which covers many of these issues. I support those bringing these issues to light and those who fight for their rights like Freedom of Choice.
But Freedom of Choice is meaningless without knowledge.
That’s why it’s crucial we all get engaged and get informed.
That’s why GMO labeling matters. Mothers need to know what they are feeding their children. They need freedom to make educated choices at the market. When the people have voted for labeling, as they have in Vermont, they need our support when they are fighting these corporate interests trying to reverse the laws they have voted for and passed in the democratic process.
I do not trust self-serving misinformation coming from corporations and their media trolls. I do not trust politicians who are taking millions from those corporations either. I trust people. So I make my music for people not for candidates.
Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World. – Neil Young
ARYAY NEW SINGLE
Aryay has revealed the second single “R You Ok” from his debut EP Vicious, coming via OWSLA on July 10th. The track takes a more emotional approach, painting distorted vocals from Glowmo over a down-tempo pulsing bassline.
NEW SINGLE BY MICHEAL CASTALDO “PRAY’R”
The powerful Italian-English single “Pray’r,” by the Classical Crossover artist Michéal Castaldo, is one of those rare musical works with the power to transform the way you feel. Because this beautiful international love song has been an absolute favorite of listeners and audiences, worldwide, during its first four years, it is being released as a Hi-Res Audio digital single on July 17, 2015. With the growing popularity of online streaming sites, high-resolution audio for music is able to deliver sound that is exceptionally better than standard CDs and MP3s. For “Pray’r,” every sound created in the recording studio will be pristinely delivered to the listening audience like never before with the release of the “Pray’r” Hi-Res Audio digital single, which will be available on iTunes, Pono, Tidal, and Spotify on July 17.
Written and produced by Castaldo and his longtime collaborator, the Norwegian composer/producer Stein B. Svendsen, “Pray’r” deftly blends pop and opera, Italian and English, grace and emotional force to form an unforgettable listening experience. It first looks in on the longing of a man enduring the despair of unrequited love, then follows along in the Italian verses as he journeys through reflection, hope, commitment, and doubt.
Billboard chart-topping hard rock group TRAPT are back with a brand new single, upcoming new album, and U.S. tour! The band’s new single, “Passenger”, is launching via Minus Head Records / Crash Collide and will appear on the band’s upcoming sixth studio album, DNA. The band is currently recording the album now and intends on a fall release.
OLIVIA “FERRIS WHEEL” VIDEO
Rays of sunshine pour down across the sky as Olivia takes to the streets, and beaches, of Southern California. Strolling to the sugary sweet melody, Olivia gets lost in the sun-kissed summer feel as she explores the boardwalk of Santa Monica and beautifully bright lights of Hollywood, grooving to the beat of an infectiously soulful pop track. You can’t help but get lost in the scenic cinematography, from the ferris wheel turning endlessly as the sun sets on the beach to the palm trees lining each and every street, Olivia is wrapped up in stunning views that give real meaning to each and every lyric.
SAM BRUNO UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SEARCH PARTY”
The video features exclusive clips from the movie starring Cara Delevingne & Nat Wolff.
WATCH “SEARCH PARTY” VIDEO: