ADAM LAMBERT RELEASES “GHOST TOWN REMIXES” TO ALL DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL RETAILERS TODAY
Multi-platinum-selling, singer/songwriter Adam Lambert released “Ghost Town Remixes” today via Warner Bros. Records. The new collection includes six remixes of Lambert’s smash single “Ghost Town,” from acclaimed producers Tritional, Dave Winnel, Blood Diamonds, KREAM, Steve Redant and Unlike Pluto. “Ghost Town”, the first single from Adam’s third studio album, “The Original High,” was praised by the New York Times as “his best single to date.”
NAKED EXCLUSIVE TRACK
Earlier this year LuckyMe brought you “Youth Mode” the debut EP from Edinburgh based band NAKED. Released to an overwhelming critical response the band premiered videos with Interview and The Fader. With new material slated for release later in 2015 and an album to come in early 2016 the band have decided to share another bonus track “In Heaven” . Available via there Website nake.dk for a limited time.
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MAIN ATTRAKIONZ “DIP” VIDEO
Oakland-bred cloud rap architects the Main Attrakionz recently released their anticipated 808s & Dark Grapes III, an album that they’ve been teasing for several years, via Neil Young’s Vapor Records. Now, the eccentric duo is sharing their trippy, Kreayshawn-directed visual for “Dip,” which premiered via Pitchfork. Filmed in Oakland, the visual features local turf dancers Spiderman Dancer and Chonkie.
PHOTOS: SUPERSTAR SIBLINGS JULIANNE & DEREK HOUGH’S MOVE LIVE ON TOUR DAZZLES FANS
Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough brought their infectious, high-energy Move Live On Tour to a sold-out Radio City Music Hall crowd. Featuring a brand new stage production after the success of last year’s inaugural tour, the show features exciting and high impact choreography spanning across a multitude of different dance styles.
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AVICII RELEASES ‘WAITING FOR LOVE’ REMIX PACKAGE TODAY
As the exciting lead up to a new album due out later this year, superstar DJ/producer Avicii is releasing a remix package for “Waiting For Love,” available today on PRMD Music/Island Records. “Waiting For Love” the remixes will include five official remixes and an acoustic version of the song.
“Waiting for Love” was written and produced by Avicii, Salem Al Fakir, Vincent Pontare, Simon Aldred and Martin Garrix, and features the powerful vocals of UK-based artist Cherry Ghost, aka Simon Aldred. The track will be at radio next week on July 14, but has already garnered over 65 million streams on Spotify.
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS’ “LOOK IT HERE”
“Look It Here,” the latest track from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, is premiering today at Consequence of Sound (http://bit.ly/1SaZo2O) who praises, the “Drums and bass stomp deep and hard right from the first notes, driving forward this song of hard, desperate love. Horns accompany organs that ring out with quintessential Stax vibes, even as some sturdy guitar work links back to Rateliff’s folksier recordings. As is so often the case in a live setting, it’s Rateliff’s own vocals that seal the deal on the track.” The song is off the band’s self-titled debut, set for release via Stax Records on August 21, and will be available for free download tomorrow with iTunes preorder.
JOANNE WEAVER RELEASES NEW ALBUM
Retro-pop vocalist, Joanne Weaver, is proud to announce the release of her second album, Interstellar Songbook II, available now on iTunes. The follow-up to her debut album, Interstellar Songbook, ISS II was produced, arranged, mixed and mastered by Andre Fratto, a NYC-based producer and film and TV composer.
Originally from Sunnyvale, California, Weaver moved to New York City in 2001 to pursue her music career and released her debut album, Interstellar Songbook, in 2012 to rave reviews. Skope Magazine called her debut release “amazing” and rated it “Grade A.” Pens Eye View describes the album as “picking up where jazz artists from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s left off and throwing in her own futuristic touch for a recipe that’s beyond a doubt exceptional.” New York Daily Music describes Weaver’s “Golden Earrings” as, “a luridly Lynchian three-minute masterpiece, torchy Vega noir pop with unexpected sonic flourishes like an eerie guitar track running through a watery Leslie speaker.” Audio Fuzz says that Weaver’s “voice is flawless, with the background synthesizers giving you the experience that Weaver is NOT from this world; instead, she is an Alien in the best, Bowie/Bryan Ferry way.”
COUNTRY’S FAMILY REUNION PAYS TRIBUTE TO RAY PRICE
He brought us songs like “City Lights,” “Release Me,” “Crazy Arms,” “Heartaches By The Number,” “For the Good Times,” “Night Life,” and the list goes on. He helped to pioneer Nashville’s ‘honky-tonk’ sound; and he left an undying legacy on music with his inimitable wide-ranging baritone voice. Ray Price, country music legend, may have passed away on December 16, 2013, but his legacy lives on in so many ways in country music and beyond. Now, Country’s Family Reunion celebrates his life through the series special, A Tribute To Ray Price.
Tune in throughout July to RFD-TV to watch Janie Price, Ray’s beloved widow, join Bill “Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson and a long list of Ray’s closest friends, band members and fellow country music peers to pay tribute to his songs, life and legacy.
X GUITARIST BILLY ZOOM DIAGNOSED WITH BLADDER CANCER
Legendary guitarist, punk legend, and all-around nice guy, Billy Zoom, has been diagnosed with cancer. Today Zoom was given the news that he has an aggressive form of bladder cancer and immediate treatment is necessary to fight the disease. The 67-year-old musician/producer/electronics wiz will begin chemo treatment next week.
In early 2010, Zoom revealed that he had been successfully treated for prostate cancer. After undergoing a radical prostatectomy, the cancer was caught in its early stages and he was given the ‘all clear’.
X and Zoom are committed to this weekend’s 4-album play shows at Orange County’s The Observatory where Billy will join his longtime bandmates on stage to play songs from his iconic bands first four albums. Joining X for these shows will be The Blasters and Mike Watt.
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FORCED ORDER “NEW FORMS”
Revelation Records will proudly issue the Vanished Crusade debut LP from Southern California hardcore quintet, FORCED ORDER, in early August, and Revolver Magazine has exclusively premiered the opening track from the album, “New Forms.”
AWARD WINNING SINGER ESE-OSA “IYOBO”
Over a year ago, she released one of the biggest Gospel song out of Nigeria/Africa, featuring renowned International concert Pianist Adlan Cruz. The song ”Iyobo” and a follow up single titled “I love you” got her a nomination in the prestigious Crystal Awards 2014 and on other Gospel music Award platform. The song also got great reviews from various media houses all over the World and also got massive airplay on Radio Stations across Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.
JORDAN BRATTON COVERS THE WEEKND
Check out Jordan Bratton’s cover video of The Weeknd’s “I Can’t Feel My Face.” Shot at Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, the video shows the young singer, producer, multi-instrumentalist on piano performing a stripped down version of The Weeknd’s mid-tempo tune.
“It was actually me just messing around at first. The band took a break and I just started playing ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ on the piano. The cameras kept rolling and guitarist Brad Allen Williams, started playing along.”
KALLE MATTSON SHARES LYRIC VIDEO FOR “A LONG TIME AGO”
Polaris Music Prize-nominated Canadian songwriter Kalle Mattson is sharing a lyric video for “A Long Time Ago,” the lead single from his highly-anticipated upcoming EP Avalanche. The video was shot over 12 hours overnight in an empty gymnasium in Hamilton, Canada, painstakingly composing the song’s lyrics out of hundreds of 37” Mylar balloons and calling to mind a stark distinction between the celebratory objects and Mattson’s sharply nostalgic words. Watch it here. Avalanche is out August 21 on HOME Music Co.
ZOO BEEZE “GRAMZ” f. MAINE RILLA STONE
North Bronx, NYC rapper and HamLife member Zoo Beeze presents the Dave Doobie-directed music video for his new Kizz-produced single “Gramz”, a collaboration with Maine Rilla Stone of 4thSiDeReKords.
HEATERS NEW TRACK “PROPANE”
Grand Rapids trio Heaters recently announced their debut LP, Holy Water Pool, out September 25th on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. Today, they share album track “Propane,” an explosive surf-meets-psych-rock jam with reverb-soaked vocals and driving guitars.
SWEDISH SOUL POP ARTIST ERIK HASSLE TO SUPPORT TOVE LO FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Swedish soul-pop RCA signee Erik Hassle has officially announced he will be joining fellow Swedish songwriter and performer Tove Lo for her upcoming North American tour this fall.
Erik’s upcoming tour 15-date with Tove Lo will be kicking off in San Diego on September 28th at the North Park Theatre and winding up in New York City’s Terminal 5 on October 21st. In addition, Erik will be performing at the Landmark Festival.
NEW SINGLE BY CHILDBIRTH
Childbirth is a “supergroup” in the sense its members are all in other hit bands (Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt, Bree McKenna of Tacocat, Stacy Peck of Pony Time) and also that they do good for the world while in costume. The band’s feats are performed in maternity gowns rather than the traditional cape, but the gowns flap around as dramatically and are probably more comfortable. And honestly writing a song about an astronaut who wears adult diapers is cooler than flying.
NOISEY PRESENTS EPISODE ONE OF LATEST DOCU-SERIES: NOISEY ISRAEL PALESTINE: HIP HOP IN THE HOLY LAND
In Episode One of Noisey’s new series, Mike meets Tamer Nafar, the co-founder of DAM, aka Da Arabian MCs. Considered one of the pioneers of Palestinian hip hop, Nafar takes Mike on a tour of his neighborhood of Lod and talks about the origins of Palestinian hip hop. Along the way, the two discuss everything from police raids on Nafar’s apartment complex to the controversy surrounding the recent Israeli election. The episode closes with Nafar performing at a benefit to stop the destruction of the Palestinian town of Dahmash.
Watch the first episode here:
BUNNIE CAKES, MIAMI’S FIRST VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE AND KOSHER BAKERY, TO OPEN SECOND LOCATION IN AVENTURA MALL ON AUGUST 1
Bunnie Cakes, Miami’s first-ever vegan, gluten-free and kosher bakery, is bringing its famously delicious sweet treats to an entirely new audience: shoppers at the Aventura Mall. The popular brand’s second location is set to open in the retail paradise on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
From Cupcake Wars to the city’s “Best Of” awards, Bunnie Cakes bakery has earned an outstanding reputation since its Wynwood location opened more than two years ago. Now, owner Mariana Cortez is taking the first step towards expanding the beloved brand.
“We love Aventura,” says Cortez. “Bunnie Cakes has a lot of customers there who’ve been asking us to open a store. We’d been looking for a long time and were thrilled when the perfect spot became available. We’re so excited!”
ADRIAN YOUNGE AND GHOSTFACE KILLAH NEW TRACK “KING OF NEW YORK”
“The 12 Reasons to Die Two saga continues on the streets of NY where Lester Kane played by Raekwon has been deemed the top gangster in NY 1974 and this is the pinnacle of his career. This is how I envisioned a song would sound if Ennio Morricone and The Rza composed in Hip Hop record in 2015” – Adrian Younge
FILOUS’ “HOW HARD I TRY” VIDEO PREMIERES AT NOISEY
The video for “How Hard I Try,” the lead single from 18-year old Austrian producer filous’ debut EP, premieres today via Noisey. Watch the video, of which Noisey says, “Quite beautiful really. Filous is clearly a precocious talent—one to watch and all that,” here. Dawn is out July 17 via Good Life Music and available for preorder with an instant download of “How Hard I Try” now.
LE TOUR “FRIEND”
Chicago’s, Le Tour, unveiled their brand new track “Friend” on RedEye. The track will be featured on the group’s forthcoming release “Terra Eyes”, which is set to drop on August 10 (via Berserk Records).
“On the track, glistening guitars chug along at a furious pace to pair with lead singer Patrick Campbell’s delightfully unhinged wails. It makes for both breezy and raucous summer listening, the kind of song fit for blasting in your car or thrashing around in your apartment.” – Josh Terry, RedEye
WATCH BRENMAR’S “HULA HOOP” VIDEO
Director Lil Internet (Beyonce, Diplo, Skrillex) brings his postmodern swag to “Hula Hoop,” the first music video from Brenmar’s Award EP. The Fool’s Gold party starter is joined in this uber-stylish clip by Jersey club queen Uniiqu3 and a gang of the absolute coolest dancers ever, including Guinness World Record hula hooper Marawa The Amazing. Your body won’t move the same way again…
PATTERSON HOOD PENS NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED ON CONFEDERATE FLAG
Shining even more of a light on the recent news surrounding the controversial Confederate flag and that it has now been taken down from the South Carolina state capitol, born and bred Southern musician Patterson Hood penned an insightful essay on the topic for New York Times Magazine. It is available online HERE.