JEWEL RETURNS TO HER ROOTS WITH PERSONAL NEW ALBUM PICKING UP THE PIECES
She first appeared on the scene like a supernova and now, just five years since her last singer-songwriter album, Jewel is returning to the deep, personal territory and folk sound that made her one of music’s most exciting young voices when she released the transcendent Pieces of You.
As revealed by RollingStone.com this morning, Jewel will release her new album Picking Up the Pieces on Sept. 11 through Sugar Hill Records, now available for pre-order here. She self-produced the 14-track LP – with her first producer, the late Ben Keith, always in mind – and hired a band comprised mostly of Neil Young collaborators to help her strip away the veneer she’d built up over two decades in the music business.
THE DEAD DAISIES ALBUM STREAM
The Dead Daisies will release its new album, Revolución in the U.S. on Friday, July 31. Thanks to our friends at Revolver Magazine, you can now stream the all-star rock outfits latest offering (including two U.S. exclusive bonus tracks) in its entirety in advance.
Most recently known for their work on Ryan Leslie’s album “MZRT”, the production trio of BMR, Danny Ives, and kAui help Al-Fatir sculpt and break down his perfect woman.
IRIS DIVINE ALBUM STREAM
IRIS DIVINE’s Northeastern US Summer Tour begins this Thursday, as the band prepares to bring the raging anthems from their acclaimed Karma Sown debut album to the stage.
Beginning this Thursday, July 30th, the Washington DC-area’s IRIS DIVINE will embark on the mini-tour which will see the band’s running through Worcester, New York City, Baltimore and will come to a close in Pittsburgh on August 2nd, with support from their friends in MindMaze. Additionally, the modern progressive metal trio will perform in their hometown area with a show in Fairfax, Virginia on September 19th.
“SOMETHING FOR CARL COX”
“I have never had a record given to me with my name in the title! It’s always a hard thing to do because of the expectations of that, but Erick came up with an amazing track that I would play in my sets in clubs or festivals, as it has the Coxy sound which I love to play. It’s funky, pumping tech-house energy and I feel very proud to play this track. Thank you Erick!” – Carl Cox, July 2015
JOEY BADA$$ AND STATIK SELEKTAH
Noisey today presents the latest episode of its critically acclaimed series Back and Forth. In this installment, Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ talks with producer and frequent collaborator Statik Selektah at Fresh Island Festival In Croatia. In a wide-ranging conversation, Joey and Statik discuss everything from their mutual animosity for music critics and the first time they ever met Jay-Z.
The two also talk in depth about how they first linked up and started collaborating, and why it’s so special that they can finish a track in one take. Watch the episode below.
LOS MANGLERS SHARE STREAM OF NEW ALBUM
Los Manglers are Laira Díaz (vocals, guitar), Enrique Olivares (guitar), Juan Antonio Arroyo (bass) and Mario Negrón González (drums). Los Manglers are releasing their debut LP Between Worlds on Friday, July 31, 2015 via Last Bummer Records. This week, Impose Magazine is streaming the album in full, ahead of its Friday release.
THE PRODIGY “AWOL”
The Prodigy today showcase a previously unreleased track, ‘AWOL’.
The track will feature on the band’s forthcoming EP, The Night Is My Friend. Taking the counter comment to the album’s title track ‘The Day is My Enemy’, the new EP is scheduled to release on July 31, and features ‘AWOL’ along with a Caspa remix of ‘The Day Is My Enemy’.
The EP includes album tracks ‘Get Your Fight On’ and ‘Rhythm Bomb’, two fresh remixes and the previously un-released, fan favorite ‘AWOL’.
OFFICIAL FIRST LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES OF MADONNA’S REBEL HEART TOUR
Go behind the scenes of Madonna’s highly anticipated Rebel Heart Tour with two exclusive clips at RollingStone.com. Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour kicks off on September 9th in Montreal, Quebec at the Bell Centre.
NEW SINGLE BY COLLECTIVE SOUL
COLLECTIVE SOUL has announced their 2015 “See What You Started” U.S. tour to celebrate the release of their upcoming album See What You Started By Continuing available on October 2nd. COLLECTIVE SOUL brings its guitar driven rock to 30+ venues across the country beginning Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL, with the band hitting their hometown of Atlanta, GA at the Tabernacle on Saturday, Oct. 3. Tickets go on sale Thursday, July 31 at 10 a.m. local time, with a Citibank cardholder presale on Tuesday, July 28. The full tour schedule is below. For updates and more information visit www.collectivesoul.com.
ORGY LIVE VIDEO
Orgy will release a seven-song EP, TALK SICK, on July 31, 2015. The EP heralds the band’s return to studio (then stage) with the reinvigorated lineup that has been electrifying audiences for years. The EP is a precursor of a full-length record releasing first in Europe, then the U.S. and elsewhere, by the end of the year.
FANTASTIC NEGRITO’S “LOST IN A CROWD” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Fantastic Negrito’s official video of “Lost in a Crowd”—the song for which his live performance earned him the title of NPR Music’s first-ever “Tiny Desk Concert Contest” winner—is now available. The video was shot in three locations surrounding the band’s hometown including the Bay Area’s Boom Boom Room, Mindseed Records in Oakland and the Clubhouse of the East Bay Dragons.
ECHOMUSIC APP LAUNCHES
ReverbNation, a company that has helped more than 4 Million emerging artists advance their careers, introduced today a new mobile app, EchoMusic by ReverbNation, a powerful music discovery tool which enables music fans to find their new favorite band before everyone else does, all from their smart phones.
EchoMusic, which is available now for free in the Google Play store and in the iTunes App store, enables music fans to “discover the undiscovered,” by giving them immediate access to a global catalog of music from the most promising artists in the ReverbNation community and offering up the selections right on the user’s phone. Music fans simply pick a genre – the app currently features Alternative, Country, Dance, Folk, Hip Hop, Metal, Pop, R&B and Rock – and start listening.
SEPTEMBER MOURNING “CHILDREN OF FATE” LYRIC VIDEO
Dark Alternative, Hard Rock Transmedia Project September Mourning have released their “Children Of Fate” lyric video from their upcoming EP due out this fall.
YAWN “DAY TRIP” VIDEO
Chicago psych-pop band YAWN will release its new Day Trip EP on August 21st via FeelTrip Records & Old Flame Records. Aiming to get back to where they started as a band — writing sunny pop songs — the EP’s title track is an upbeat summer jam with playful guitars and an infectious chorus. You can watch the song’s trippy accompanying video, which was shot partially in a forest reserve outside of Chicago and partially at the band’s apartment-turned-bohemian-opium-den, where it premiered with Interview Magazine
STORNOWAY ALBUM STREAM
UK-based rock band Stornoway have shared an exclusive stream of their upcoming album Bonxie, in advance of it’s July 31st U.S. release on Slimstyle Records. The album is currently streaming via The Wall Street Journal, who writes “Bonxie is a collection of 11 songs with a folk sensibility in the quietly catchy melodies, augmented with soaring arrangements and prismatic vocal harmonies. ”
Listen to Bonxie over at The Wall Street Journal:
KYDD JONES “PATIENCE”
Austin-based rapper/producer Kydd Jones releases his new music video “Patience,” premiered on Russell Simmon’s All Def Digital. The song will be featured on Kydd’s album “GR33D” due August 2015 which will feature Kirko Bangz, Tory Lanez and more. “Patience” was produced by Scott Pace and shows Kydd’s well-rounded mix of hip-hop lyricism and R&B songwriting ability. Kydd has collaborated with hip-hop artists such as Yelawolf, Pac Div, GLC, Dee-1, Sean Price & Skyzoo as well as Atlantic Records artists Kirko Bangz & Max Frost.
KEVIN GATES RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “KNO ONE”
Kevin Gates released a new video today for his buzz track “Kno One,” which is now available at all digital retailers (http://smarturl.it/GatesKnoOne). Gates is currently on the second round of his wildly successful “I Don’t Get Tired (#IDGT) Tour.”
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS “BIRTHDAY BOY”
“Once upon a time my dream was to play in a Rock and Roll Band…” begins the Patterson Hood-penned liner notes of the Drive-By Truckers new 5 LP / 3 CD live record. A deluxe album recorded over three nights at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore Auditorium, It’s Great To Be Alive! is 35 tracks of Drive-By Truckers history.
PELL’S “VACATION (WHOLE WEEK)”
New Orleans songwriter, rapper and producer Pell debuts a new track today via Consequence of Sound. Listen to “Vacation (Whole Week)”, which CoS calls “a triumphant victory lap for a young rapper at the nascent of his career. Over a breezy beat, Pell delivers an effortless flow that boasts his accomplishments. It’s a complete summer jam” here.
“PETER FRAMPTON RAW, AN ACOUSTIC TOUR” CONFIRMED
Following his summer co-headlining run with American rock legends Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton is back on the road, this time performing an acoustic only set for the first time ever. Gordon Kennedy, Frampton’s longtime collaborator and co-producer of his Grammy Award-winning album Fingerprints, will join him on tour as well as an added special guest, Frampton’s son, singer and guitarist Julian Frampton.
Peter notes, “This is a first for me and I’m very excited about doing a whole show acoustically. I couldn’t do it without the help of, my writing partner of 15 years, Gordon Kennedy who will be joining me for these shows. I see this show being ‘me’ performing the songs just as I wrote them on acoustic guitar or piano. I have done a lot of shows including 2 or 3 acoustic solo pieces and always enjoy the way it draws the audience and myself closer together.”
DJ CHOSE NEW VIDEO
Norman Payne, stage name DJ Chose, was born on February 15th, and grew up in a small town outside of Houston called Brookshire, TX. At the age of eight, Payne later moved to Youngstown, Ohio for four years with his stepfather, which plays a major part of his Northern feel on his emotional records. He began his production career working with artist like the Brook Gang. Working with Brook Gang gave him his first hit “Pop That” as recognized on the Billboard chart.
Toronto legend k-os’ insightful approach to music making has proven he is an artist with boundless limits, and certainly not one that appeases to fluctuating mainstream trends, in which his 2005 Grammy Nomination can attest. It’s been 10 years since k-os’ transformative sophomore release, Joyful Rebellion, and the artist has spent the past decade trying to explore the movement of hip-hop into infinite new possibilities. Now, k-os is proud to reveal his new album Can’t Fly Without Gravity out on August 28 via Dine Alone Records. In anticipation for the full release, we are now getting a preview with single “Spaceship” which premiered on Okayplayer.
“LIFE AS A GUN” VIDEO
felte welcomes Melbourne-based band Gold Class to the label roster. Gold Class will release their debut album It’s You digitally on September 4th on felte (EU/US) and Spunk Records (AUS) with the CD and LP to be released later this year. The band shared the new video for their single “Life as a Gun,” directed by Geoffrey O’Connor, with Stereogum and it is available to share via YouTube. Stereogum says, “influenced by film noir, the video plays off the song’s lyrical sentiment, the desire to both protect and harm, the moment when trust is placed in the knife-wielding hands of another.”
ETHAN TUCKER “LITTLE WING”
Singer songwriter Ethan Tucker is definitely staying busy as he wrapped up his recent tour with John Butler Trio and prepares to hit the road again starting August 22. With the recent release of his album Misunderstood, Ethan Tucker is receiving accolades for the impressive collection of diverse and well produced songs. Steadily building his fan base Ethan Tucker looks forward to meet his fans and gain new ones while on tour.
Still riding high off his recent performance this past Spring at the Cali Roots Festival with his band, as well as guest appearances on during the sets of Michael Franti, Slightly Stoopid and G-Love, Tucker has garnered a growing fan base, which appreciates his authentic delivery of his songs.