PAMELA ANDERSON ASKS PUTIN TO STOP WHALE MEAT SMUGGLERS
World-renowned actress Pamela Anderson has sent a personal request to Russian President Vladimir Putin to ask that Russia take measures to prevent the passage of the St. Kitt’s-registered cargo vessel WINTER BAY through the Northeast Passage to Japan.
The WINTER BAY is carrying more than 1,700 tons of endangered fin whale meat from Iceland.
Because the cargo is illegal and a violation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the Icelandic shipment could not be sent via the Panama or Suez Canal and the ships could not stop in any European, North American, South American or African ports.
AIRCRAFT UNVEILS NEW VIDEO FOR “DIG A LITTLE DEEPER”
Buffalo-based psychedelic indie art rock band Aircraft make catchy pop tunes embedded with layers of thoughtful lyrics that reflect the past, present and future. Founded somewhere between time and space, Aircraft revolves around the observations of songwriter Justin John Smith. Years of experimental drug use combined with a deep interest in the mystical have created a unique take on the nature of reality that is expressed through his song craft. Lush vocal harmonies, swirling guitars (Ty Skelton), melodic bass lines (James Warren) and powerful drumming (Matt Cossman) create the perfect atmosphere for fragile vocals to float in and out of. Aircraft released their debut album Sonic Boom in 2013 receiving enthusiastic reviews and prompted a promotional tour throughout the northeast. The band is set to release their new follow-up EP 7 Gems From The Sparkling Void later this summer, seven songs that find these sonic astral adventurers setting the controls for the heart of tripped-out indie-art-pop.
ALLDAY NEW SINGLE
Mixing the indie aesthetics and #healthgoth attitude of underground artists like Yung Lean, with the laid back beats of hip hop faves like Chance The Rapper, Allday is leading a new era in a genre all his own.
NEW TRACK BY TOE
Influential Japanese 4-piece toe are premiering a new song titled, ‘My Little Wish,’ on NPR. The track appears on the band’s recently announced third studio full length album, “Hear You,” which will be released on July 24 via Topshelf Records.
TWO CARTOONS “DREAMS”
Hailing from Dunedin, New Zealand, surf-rock/pop duo Two Cartoons formed with the initial mindset to harness and channel the feel of summer and their continued love for bands like Best Coast, Wavves and The Drums.
Following the release of three critically acclaimed EP’s, earning four and five star ratings in NZ media, and support from the likes of Clash, The 405, and Record Of The Day here in the UK – the band are now preparing to unleash their debut full length album.
NEW VIDEO BY THE LIBERTINES
The Libertines will release their highly-anticipated and long-awaited third album, Anthems For Doomed Youth, on September 4, 2015, via Harvest Records. Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1 exclusively premiered the record’s first single and music video in over a decade, “Gunga Din,” today. You can watch it HERE!
EXODUS ON SPOTIFY FEATURE
Thrash metal legends EXODUS are featured on the latest episode of premier music streaming service Spotify’s “Metal Talks” series, and fans can head to the show’s landing page now to listen: http://spoti.fi/MetalTalks. Spotify “Metal Talks” is a podcast-style show showcasing metal/heavy/hard rock’s most important artists. Each episode features intimate and in-depth conversations with an artist, interspersed with their own music and favorites from other artists. It’s a rare opportunity to get into the heads of the folks producing some of the most vital and tribal music out there.
POEMA NEW EP STREAM
Ahead of its official release this Friday, July 10, Poema has premiered its new EP, Pretty Speeches, exclusively at The 405.
If you’re looking for warm, endearing new acoustic-tinged alt-rock, well, it doesn’t really get any better than Nashville sister-duo Poema. Their chilled out sound is perfect for those quiet, hot summer days cruising down the freeway with the windows rolled down, and we’re bringing you the exclusive premiere of their brand new Pretty Speeches EP today. -The 405
LITTLE TYBEE NEW VIDEO
Little Tybee music video for their song, “Tuck My Tail.” Shot and Recorded in Atlanta, GA in 2015.
TRAE THE TRUTH X FUTURE X BOOSIE
Trae Tha Truth’s single, “Tricken Every Car I Get,” which was premiered by The FADER, finds the “big homie” of Houston teaming up with Future, Boosie, and production team League of Starz, for a grandiose drop-top anthem that remains true to the Lone Star state’s infatuation with customized rides. Widely recognized as one of the most genuine individuals in hip-hop, Trae has established some of the strongest relationships in the industry. On “Tricken Every Car I Get,” Trae uses his notoriously gritty vocals to deliver spirited verses illustrating his confident demeanor. The chorus, which is covered by Future, adds stamina to the single through its re-energizing atmosphere. Using the momentum from Trae and Future, Boosie solidifies his presence with an aggressive verse about his life as a D-Boy before music. Lastly, The League of Starz-produced instrumental serves as the final piece of the puzzle with momentous snare hits during every transition before its heavy kick combination cements the song’s intensity.
ZOO BEEZE & DOCTOR OCKULAR “PLAY SUPERMAN”
“This song came from the dual presences in my life,” says Zoo. “My by-any-means ambition and the importance I hold for my family unit. I straddle the line of taking risk for progress while staying morally sound.” The ThomasHolmes EP is out now.
VERSE SIMMONDS X JEREMIH
Virgin Islands-born singer/songwriter Verse Simmonds and Jeremih take the mic on their latest collaboration, “All I Want,” which premiered via Billboard. The infectious track has the two singers laying down seductive lyrics over a remixed sample of “The Cha Cha Slide.” “When I heard the track, I asked Jeremih to come by the studio that I was working at in LA at the time and he pulled up on me and laid his verse on it,” Verse Simmonds explained to Billboard. “That’s usually how our session go, very random. One of us just calls the other and if we’re ever in the same area we just pull up and get it in!” “All I Want” is the second single from Verse Simmonds’ Sextape Chronicles 3 album, which will release later this year.
ANDERSON EAST’S DELILAH NOW STREAMING IN FULL EXCLUSIVELY AT NPR MUSIC
Anderson East’s highly anticipated full-length debut, Delilah, is now streaming in full exclusively at NPR Music. Of the album, NPR Music’s Ann Powers asserts, “…a homecoming of sorts for this Athens, Ala., native, whose shoofly pie-sweet drawl and fondness for Wilson Pickett-style shouts fit perfectly within the classic soul settings he and Cobb create…East has a gruff way with phrasing and a lot of youthful enthusiasm, but he’s learning his way into mastery. There’s thought behind every rhythmic push and melismatic twist.”
IDINA MENZEL TO KICK OFF 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TOMORROW
Hot on the heels of a string of remarkable international tour dates – including a spectacular performance at London’s Wembley Arena and a sold out stop at Tokyo’s famed Nippon Budokan – superstar Idina Menzel will kick off the North American leg of her global tour, promoted by Live Nation, tomorrow, July 7, in Richmond, VA at the Altria Theater.
Beloved for bringing her irresistible charm, wit and unparalleled vocal prowess to venues across the world, Menzel will continue thrilling audiences in more than 35 cities across the country including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Austin, Boston and Chicago before wrapping in Los Angeles on Oct. 3 at the Hollywood Bowl. The show will weave together classic pop, musical theatre favorites and her own personal catalogue – all while creating the intimate environment Menzel has made her signature, even in the largest of venues.
Termanology & Manny Garcia f. Statik Selektah “Latino Unification”:
‘PIECES’ the debut single from CHIMES, out August 10th, is a 3min30 burst of positive energy. CHIMES is a collaboration between British producer Draper and multi-genre songwriter/vocalist Paul Aiden.
The insecurity and battle for self-confidence in the verses (“It’s all a game, you against yourself / pressure building up”), make way for uplifting, anthemic crowd chants (“You can find all the pieces that lead you home”) – before hitting the listener with a massive dose of positivity in the chorus.
SAFIA NEW SINGLE
SAFIA’s trajectory has been steadily on the up since winning the Triple J Unearthedcompetition to play Groovin’ The Moo back in 2012. Featuring on Peking Duk’s double platinum Top 5 single, ‘Take Me Over’, a series of sell-out headline shows nationally, a national support slot with queen bee, Lorde, sweeping sets at Falls Festival, and with over 2 million Spotify streams of their tracks plus 4 million Soundcloud plays, the Canberra-based outfit show no sign of slowing down.
THE OUTLET MUSIC LAUNCHES BALCONYTV MANHATTAN
“BalconyTV” is at the forefront of hosting the latest indie artists, airing live performances in over 43 major cities, in 31 different countries around the world. Currently it is produced from locations like Dublin, London, Dehli, Hamburg, Nashville, Auckland, Poznan, Brooklyn, Brighton, Austin, Sydney and Paris. The series has won numerous awards including Best Music Website at the Irish Digital Media Awards in 2007 and was nominated in 2008, at the International Webby Awards, for the “Best Viral Content Award.” Artists including Mumford & Sons, The Temper Trap, Cody Simpson, Plain White T’s and more have been part of the series featuring over 6500 videos, with 30 million video views and an average of over 4000 views per video.
KONIG NEW ALBUM STREAM
Konig lives a low-key life in Toronto, Ontario. She works at a movie theatre and produces her music on the side. She graduated from Ryerson University in 2014 with a Film Degree, and writes a lot of prose.
MILA J “SORRY”
“Sorry” is preceded by Brackins’s Golden State Warriors tribute, “Mob With The Squad,” which features fellow Bay Area artists Iamsu!, John Hart, and acclaimed producer Nic Nac. The FADER-premiered single will be featured on the LA Leakers’ (Justin Credible and Sour Milk) annual half-yearly mixtape, Leaks of the Industry 2015. Brackins was featured in a Forbes interview earlier this year after writing Tinashe’s breakout single, “2 On,” as well as co-writing for Chris Brown’s “Loyal” and writing a summer hit of his own, “My Jam” with Zendaya and Jeremih. The thriving, Grammy-nominated artist is ready to step into the spotlight as a writer, rapper, and solo act who’s carving out a new California sound.
Check out the Complex premiere:
TEDO STONE NEW SINGLE
Tedo Stone was born to play rock and roll. Growing up in a family with a musical father and where brothers handed down bass guitars to younger siblings like old sweatshirts, Stone was fronting a band and playing in motorcycle bars around his hometown of Covington, Georgia, when he was 12 years old.
Now living in Atlanta and with a searing new album, Marshes, due out on September 18 via This Is American Music, Stone is making a name for himself with an enthralling fusion of throwback southern vibes, indie rock hooks and a wall-of-sound resonance.
DISPATCH RELEASES FIRST NEW SONG IN THREE YEARS “BOUND BY LOVE”
Dispatch has released their first new song in over three years, “Bound By Love” (Bomber Records), which premiered on Billboard.com. The song is now available on digital service providers and streaming services, and 100% of proceeds from now until July 31st will support hunger initiatives that increase access to nutritious foods for underserved neighborhoods and help give those experiencing hunger a voice advocating for policy changes that will bring real results. The coalition of organizations involved includes the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Witnesses for Hunger, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, No Kid Hungry, and WhyHunger.
FLEURIE NEW SINGLE
Nashville-based indie-pop artist Fleurie premiered her new single, “Fire In My Bones,” yesterday with NYLON Magazine. “Fire In My Bones” is first track from Fleurie’s upcoming EP, Arrows, which will be independently released on September 4th. “Fire In My Bones” will be available as a single at all digital stores beginning on July 17th, and is now streaming at SoundCloud.
PRINCE ROYCE PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR ALBUM TRACK “EXTRAORDINARY”
Bronx, NY-born and raised Latin superstar and award-winning artist Prince Royce today premieres the video for new album track “Extraordinary,” directed by Jon J on Vevo.
CELLDWELLER NEW SINGLE
Detroit-based electronic rock mastermind Celldweller has released “New Elysium,” the first single off of End of an Empire (Chapter 04: Death) via Bloody-Disgusting.
The song features Celldweller at the pinnacle of his career—mixing modular electronics with pounding metal guitar riffs. The song highlights the artist’s strength’s in both the electronic and metal music world.