TIME SPENT “SKIN & KNEES”
Frontman Joe Cattivera says, “Sometimes the best songs are the ones that sound like they’re about someone else, when they’re really about yourself. Historically most of our songs have been about someone else or something else—but the perspective on this album is a lot more from the outside looking in, and this one’s an example of that. The bulk of this song was written years ago, probably around 2007, and reiterated once we started playing again. We didn’t want to be afraid of keeping it raw, straight-forward and simple in a way that we feel is uncharacteristic and a little uncomfortable for us.”
HERESY “DA CALL OUT”
J Rawls’ Polar Entertainment imprint presents “Da Call Out”, the new single from Heresy, an all-female group consisting of two-time Grammy nominee Monie Love, North Carolina rapper Carolina Dirty, Columbus OH’s Dominique Larue and MyVerse from Orlando. Produced by Mista Lawnge of Black Sheep, “Da Call Out” will appear on Heresy’s forthcoming self-titled EP.
THE UNDERACHIEVERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
Flatbush, Brooklyn native duo and Beast Coast tag team champs, AK The Savior and Issa Gold AKA The Underachievers are releasing their long-awaited sophomore album, Evermore – The Art of Duality on RPM MSC. The group is also happy to announce The Forevermore Express World Tour spanning throughout Europe and North America. The first single “Take Your Place” will be released on Friday, July 10th along with the on-sale of tour tickets. The North American leg of the tour officially kicks off on October 1st in San Francisco and will feature guests Pouya & The Buffet Boys, Kirk Knight & Bodega Bamz.
The Underachievers’ forthcoming album follows their lauded debut Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium as well as their most recent collaboration EP with the Flatbush Zombies, Clockwork Indigo and previous world tour. Now without further adieu their latest offering Evermore – The Art Of Duality is on the horizon featuring 15 tracks of psychedelic Hip Hop mastery. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album is a mature and auto-biographical manifesto of the UA lifestyle past and present.
THE GLITCH MOB X GOPRO AD
The Glitch Mob and the GoPro team have been fans of each other’s work since both started coming onto their respective scenes in the late ’00s. Since 2011, The Glitch Mob’s music has been featured in several of GoPro’s high-profile videos, including one of the company’s first televised commercials in 2012, as well as their documentary about the band’s sold-out 2012 show at Red Rocks.
KO SINGLE “BREATHE”
‘Breathe’ is the new single taken from the debut EP of Mancunian born singer/songwriter KO. Following his two year stint touring the world as a lead singer for the London West End hit musical ‘Thriller Live’; KO took to the studio to work on his refreshing sound. Taking inspiration from RnB, Pop, Trip Hop and Ambient genres, the single is an avant-garde affair with a mainstream sensibility; showcasing KO’s smooth, indelible vocals to full effect. This is be the second release from his EP ‘Dimension’.
THE RECEIVER, NYLON.COM LAUNCH “TRANSIT” MUSIC VIDEO
Midwest symphonic dream-prog duo, The Receiver, has teamed up with Nylon.com to launch a music video for the track “Transit,” taken from the band’s recently released full-length, All Burn, out now on Kscope. The video was shot in Beirut by director Youssef Nassar, a Lebanese-born Canadian responsible for the acclaimed promo for Steven Wilson’s recent single “Perfect Life.” Stream the new “Transit” music video exclusively at:
MIC MOSES NEW VIDEO
The Man I Am by Mic Moses featuring Matthew Liufau is a real life, cutting edge song that portrays how the regular musician man works during the day and follows his passion by night.
Mic Moses is releasing his first single off of his upcoming album set to release Winter 2015 featuring Matthew Liufau of the band Seedless, who has records that get regular play on major FM platforms in states across the U.S.
TAVIS SMILEY FEAT TANYA TUCKER JULY 10
It’s an interview you won’t want to miss! Country music superstar Tanya Tucker appears July 10 on Tavis Smiley, the nationally distributed PBS talk-show hosted by Tavis Smiley. During the program, Tanya and Tavis discuss her career, the ever-evolving world of country music, and Tanya’s future–including her current tour and recording plans.
Tavis Smiley is known as one of television’s best interviewers, and he has been a fixture on the PBS late-night lineup since 2004. Recent guests on his show include musician Boz Scaggs, actress Susan Sarandon, and current presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Tavis Smiley airs on PBS affiliates across the country, and broadcast times vary. So check your local listings for the time.
THE DEAD WEATHER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PREVIEW
Way back in October 2013, The Dead Weather and Third Man Records announced an incredibly special 7” featuring “Open Up (That’s Enough)” b/w “Rough Detective” as part of Vault Package #18. These two tracks were a fierce battle cry heralding the announcement of a brand new Dead Weather album that was to be released in a revolutionary fashion. Teased out over the past year and a half via a series of 7” singles, the physical versions of which were ONLY available via The Vault (Third Man’s one-of-a-kind subscription mail-order service), the band promised this would culminate in a brand new album in 2015. The third Dead Weather LP would be a full length album comprised not only of the previously released 7” singles, but newly recorded, previously-unheard material. Today, The Dead Weather officially announce their new album Dodge & Burn.
JACOB WHITESIDES DEBUT EP ‘A PIECE OF ME’ CHARTS AROUND THE WORLD
Indie singer-songwriter Jacob Whitesides released his debut EP A Piece Of Me in February 2015 and has since sold 20,000 EPs without a single dollar spent on marketing (apart from his iPhone bill) and sold out his first European shows in only eight minutes. In addition, A Piece Of Me reached #1 on the iTunes U.S. Singer/Songwriter chart, #3 on the Pop album chart, #5 on the Overall chart and landed at the top of the charts in the UK, Canada, Portugal, Australia, Brazil and France.
As the 17-year-old CEO of his own touring, merchandising and record label Double U Records, Jacob – raised modestly by a single mom in the smoky mountains outside of Knoxville, TN – is breaking virtually every music industry rule in taking a road less traveled. Jacob’s unprecedented independent success has been accomplished with literally no marketing money spent, no radio campaigns to date, and simply relies on his genuine dialogue with his millions of devoted social followers around the globe.
JANE WEAVER “MISSION DESIRE”
Experimental pop artist Jane Weaver has shared a new video for “Mission Desire,” a track off of her upcoming double-disc album. Made up of The Silver Globe (disc 1) and The Amber Light (disc 2), the release comes out this Friday, July 10th in the US.
Respected and revered in the UK as one of the most important, longstanding female independent pop performers, Weaver has been involved in the acid-folk, drone, and shoegaze movements and has penned soundtracks, worked on sound installations, written folkloric children’s books, and been sampled by some of the biggest artists in the world. She’s also a part of the internationally-respected Finders Keepers re-issue team.
NEW VIDEO BY IMPULSE
This video serves as a walk down memory lane, filled with old clips and personal footage from the course of Mpulse’s young, but at the same time extensive career. The timeline of the clips vary from age 14 all the way to 23. “Doin’ This Forever” is an ambitious perspective of the grind when you’re trying to make it in the music industry.
Mpulse is still in Atlanta working on his next project, and we are expecting to drop it before the summer is up.
SHURA “WHITE LIGHT”
UK singer/songwriter Shura announced she will dropping her debut White Light EP on July 17th via Interscope. The 6-track project will feature Shura’s three original songs “Indecision,” “2Shy” and “White Light” and remixes for those tracks by Jungle, Warpaint and Factory Floor’s Gabe Gurnsey, introducing the world to Shura’s nostalgic blend of ethereal dance-pop and R&B with a touch of dancefloor re-work. Her latest track “White Light” will be available for download at all digital partner stores on July 10th.