CASH CASH “DEVIL”
Hailed for their infectious dance-pop original tracks, vibrant remix productions as well as their energetic live DJ sets on festival main stages and clubs spanning across the globe – Cash Cash has garnered global recognition and support from renowned DJs and peers, including Tiesto, Hardwell, Zedd, Nicky Romero, captivating dance music insiders and friends along the way. Their hit song “Take Me Home” featuring Bebe Rexha has gathered over 50 million Spotify streams, over 20 million YouTube views, and Gold certification in the United States; while latest single “Surrender” has peaked at #36 on the Top 40 chart, the trio’s Catch Cash Cash on the road across North America this fall, co-headlining The Untouchable Tour with friends Tritonal, kicking off mid-September!
KOTTONMOUTH KINGS RELEASE NEW TRACK “PUMP UP DA BASS”
Placentia, CA based psych/hip hop group Kottonmouth Kings have released a new track “Pump Up Da Bass,” now available on iTunes. The track is the fourth instant grat track available from the group’s upcoming album Krown Power, out August 28th via United Family Music / Capitol Records. Krown Power is available for pre-order now on iTunes and in Kottonmouth Kings’ merch store.
“EMPIRE” OF MONSTERS AND MEN
“Coincidentally we had to fly both ladies in from Sweden (although it took a while to track Ingmari down because she was in a cosmic a retreat with no communication with the outside). There is something timeless about that Swedish aesthetic that helped to sell the idea that the characters were deeply connected.”
MIKE MICTLAN PREMIERES “CLAPP’D” VIDEO
Mike Mictlan premieres the new video for “CLAPP’D” today. The video, directed by Kron, was filmed in the streets of Minneapolis and focuses on the harsh realities of gun violence in America. Mictlan explains the concept of the video by saying, “I wrote this song way before Ferguson, way before Freddie Gray. I could feel the climate rising in our country with every video of police brutality posted on the Internet. I wrote this song for my friend Abdulle Elmi, gunned down execution-style in the streets of Toronto. But the biggest surprise was playing “CLAPP’D” on tour with Doomtree and finding out that I also wrote this song for the people I performed it to in every city who needed it more than me. I will continue to write these songs, not as a reaction but as a need. Stop The Violence.” The track is off of the Doomtree rapper’s most recent album, HELLA FRREAL, out now on Doomtree Records.
LONDON’S HAZE TEAMS WITH HARRY FRAUD FOR “LONDON BOY”
London rhymslayer Haze aka @HazeTheTruth shifted his showboating to The Golden State for his latest offering where he is hanging and recording with the likes of French Montana and Travi$ Scott. Over a HarryFraud-produced track Haze whips the foreign around Los Angeles as he breaks down all the reasons the ladies should add a “London Boy” to their stable. Now, after a premier on Vibe, he unleashes the visual upon the rest of the nation…..enjoy it down bottom and stay tuned for more from Haze’s upcoming October release, “Visionary.”
GREGG ALLMAN WATCH “AIN’T WASTIN’ TIME NO MORE” VIDEO
Rounder Records has released Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA today, August 7, 2015. The stellar live DVD/CD captures Allman and his eight-piece solo band in a high-energy performance that was recorded on January 14, 2014 at the venerable Grand Opera House, a 1,000 seat jewel of a theatre that was built in 1884 in Macon, the Middle Georgia town where it all began for the Allman Brothers Band over 40 years ago. The album features 16 tracks, made up of a varied selection of songs from the ABB catalog, tunes from Allman’s solo albums and several dynamic cover songs. The DVD, the first Allman’s ever released as a solo artist, will include two bonus tracks, as well as special interview segments.
JET BLACK ALLEY CAT
Since 2014, the band has released three recorded singles, Poison, Memphis Blues and Electric Raazors, with another release rumored in late 2015. The band has aired on Nashville’s local Lightening 100, MTV, MTVU, MTV Latin America and will be touring the East Coast of the US in late July-August 2015.
At the end of the day, the band revels in the deep music they make that sets their audience wild with groove, nostalgic for the past while falling in love with a present feeling. That’s the dream for JBAC: to make one-of-a-kind music so organic and transparent that fans can relate and grow with. “Everyone wants to play rock,” the band admits. “We want to be the ones fans never forget.”
BROOKLYN’S TOTAL MAKEOVER “NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY”
Total Makeover is a band from Brooklyn led by Noah Stitelman. Joined by Julie Noyce, Sam Hendricks,and Brian Harney, the band was born from the ashes of Stitelman’s former band Neighbors, who were a local Brooklyn main stay before their untimely demise late last year. In early 2015, armed with a pile of new demos, Stitelman went in to the studio with Engineer/Producer Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Hamilton Leithauser) to start recording what would become their debut EP.
NEW KINGSTON ANNOUNCES “THE PROTECT ME TOUR”
New Kingston, the NYC-based, chart-topping reggae band, will embark on an extensive fall tour in support of their new single and music video “Protect Me,” off their #1 Billboard album Kingston City (released earlier this year on Easy Star Records). “Protect Me,” which features guest vocals from the legendary reggae group The Wailing Souls, is available to stream here: (https://soundcloud.com/easy-star-records/08-protect-me-feat-the-wailing/s-xb6Hj). The debut of the accompanying music video will be unleashed in September shortly before the band launches a 30+ city national tour. Fans can keep up with all the tour happenings via social media with the hashtags #TPMT and #NEWKINGSTON. Tickets go on sale for most shows at 10am EST on Friday, August 7, 2015:
CJ HOOPER “BY MY SIDE”
CJ Hooper is more than just an independent singer-songwriter blessed with oodles of talent, he’s also possibly Australia’s most unknown and understated. By My Side is the first official independent release from the acoustic based Sydney solo artist who plays multiple instruments and delivers distinctive vocal harmonies and falsetto. By My Side was recorded in Sydney at Stereo Missile Recordings with the help of well renowned producer and engineer Steve Peach.
TIM MUDDIMAN AND THE STRANGE “ROLLING STONES”
Tim Muddiman and The Strange releases their second single “Rolling Stones” after a global response from the debut track “Wildwood Stone.” Extensive worldwide radio play, international blogs and buzzing fans from the UK to Australia are sure to be hyped by this new track from where its predecessor left off.
‘The Strange’ aka ‘Tim Muddiman and The Strange’ is moving forward with a cooperative of artists and film makers getting involved in the “The Strange”. The video (please see below) to accompany the new release has strong imagery and dance not often seen in a song like this. The photography, cast and narrative are sublime, unpredictable, left-field and still firmly remaining independent from their influences. It’s the same for the dirty sound and feel of the new release. “Rolling Stones”
“DEVIL’S EYES” BUNDAT & EXECUTIONER
This one is straight from the depths of hell. Bundat and Executioner join forces for one of the heaviest dubstep riddim tunes this side of the 2010s we’ve heard in a minute. “Devil’s Eyes” is a journey into the dark, blending aesthetics of heavy tear-out bass with eyes-down sub frequencies that are best felt with your entire body. Available for free download on Hive via Buygore and Life On Planes, this tune will leave even the most-seasoned bassheads eviscerated and asking for more.
COLD SHOWERS SHARES PLANTLIFE MUSIC VIDEO VIA SELF-TITLED
Cold Showers, a band formed in Highland Park, California in 2010, fuses the brash power of their shoegaze pedigree with the smokey compulsions of post-punk / no-wave ancestors. Cold Showers would fit in well amongst their idols on the Factory or early Rough Trade back catalog, but blend in perfectly amongst the unique foliage of the Dais Records roster. Cold Showers sophomore album out sees the band step up to the plate with more pop sensibility under their belt with the tracks of their new album Matter of Choice. This is the pervasive pop mode against which Cold Showers cast themselves, but haven’t fully relinquished themselves from their signature piston-precision rhythms and anthem laden synthesizer illuminations that came about within the band’s formation.
THE MOST SERENE REPUBLIC PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE “ONTARIO MORNING”
The Most Serene Republic emerged in 2005, still holding on to their teens, capturing all the wide-eyed wonder of youth with their debut album, Underwater Cinematographer, released on Arts & Crafts. Three full-length albums, two EPs, multiple tours across North America and Europe supporting The Strokes, Broken Social Scene, Metric, Stars, a great deal of glowing press, and devoted followers were accrued. It has been a half-decade since The Most Serene Republic has released new material. While merely a blip in terms of the universe, it can seem like a lifetime between when an elongated adolescence through the vehicle of artistry is left behind and adulthood is embraced. And so it is, that these six best of friends returned to making music through a very different lens, yet somehow managing to still capture all the impossibly beautiful things and the essence of what made their universe so special.
ANDY MINEO NEW SINGLE
Artist Andy Mineo debuts “Uncomfortable,” the title track off of his highly anticipated forthcoming album, Uncomfortable, to be released September 18, 2015 (Reach Records). The new full-length album, available now for pre-order across iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play is currently #3 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Charts and ranks top ten on iTunes overall charts. Fans who purchase the pre-order will receive an instant grat download of the first single “Uncomfortable.”
With an album date set, Coasts are coming back to the U.S. for a soon to be announced fall tour. To prepare, the band is teaming up with fellow alternative duo Broods August 9 in Anaheim, CA then headlining The Roxy in Los Angeles August 10 before jet-setting up the West Coast to San Francisco on August 14. For all tour dates, check out their official website: http://www.coastsband.com/
SCOTT KROKOFF FREE MP3
Singer-songwriter Scott Krokoff’s country-tinged folk rock has drawn comparisons from Tom Petty to Father John Misty. His most recent single, “I Got Nothing” was offered as a free download via Sunset in the Rearview who noted the song conveys “a universal feeling that has rarely, if ever, been expressed so eloquently”.
“I Got Nothing” tackles the subject of taking a relationship from platonic to romantic. While Krokoff presents the intimate details of the date; sushi at snowfall and Springsteen at the Garden, he simultaneously weaves his self-sabotaging inner monologue into the song with heavy-hearted pizazz.
SAKEONE @ OUTSIDE LANDS 2015
SakéOne, America’s first craft saké producer and importer of a diverse portfolio of Japanese saké is pleased to announce their third year as the only saké company featured at the 7th annual Outside Lands. The highly popular San Francisco music & arts festival draws over 70,000 music lovers from all over the world. For the past two years, SakéOne, has debuted new products at Outside Lands including Momokawa Organic Junmai saké on draft in 2013 and KIBO the premium grade canned Junmai saké in 2014.
Located in the center of the newly relocated Wine Lands tent within the festival, SakéOne will feature four sakés this year, two Oregon craft sakés, Momokawa Organic and g joy and two imports, KIBO and Hatkutsuru Sayuri Nigori. Patrons will use Bison Bucks to purchase either a pour or taste. The offerings include a range of styles and rice polish percentage, giving tasters an opportunity to experience the diversity of saké all in one place.
MARIANN ROSA “FRIKKIN FANTASTIC”
Mariann Rosa was a former Judge on Norway’s version of ‘Idol’, Mariann is already a household name in her native Scandinavia. As former front woman of Norwegian thrash power pop band Surferosa, Mariann has supported the likes of The Killlers, Electric Six and Turbonegro.
KRIS KELL X RICK ROSS
The Mary J Blige x Method Man classic “You’re All I Need” gets a hot new update by Block Entertainments’ Kris Kelli and The Bawse, Rick Ross have a ne wremake called “U & Me”. We knew something was cooking up but, this remake is just in time for the Summer.
NEW SINGLE BY TYLER AKIN “SEA BEE”
Recorded at Glow In The Dark Studios in Atlanta, GA:
LOST ELEMENT PREMIERE “TWENTY FIVE” LYRIC VIDEO
“We really wanted to capture the visualization of a beautiful, fun, summer day,” the band explained. “It was shot in Coney Island on the boardwalk, and we think the Director did a fantastic job bringing that vibe to life. We wanted our viewers to have the opportunity to not only read the lyrics to “Twenty Five”, but also visualize the vibe of the song.”
“We could not be more excited to embark on this six week, 30+ city tour with The CRY! We feel very fortunate to have our single “Twenty Five” hitting national airwaves and want to put in every ounce of effort to get out there, make new fans, and support our single in these markets.”
THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND TO RELEASE NEW LIVE CD AND DVD
From his Urban Cowboy honky tonk days, to the largest honky tonk in the Lone Star State, Billy Bob’s Texas, Charlie Daniels brings his career spanning over 50 years full circle and is set to release Live At Billy Bob’s Texas CD and DVD on October 16, 2015.
Recorded on February 20, 2015, the 14-track project joins The Charlie Daniels Band with the likes of legendary country artists like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Gary Stewart, David Allan Coe, Pat Green, Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue, Charlie Robison and many others as a member of the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas family. The CD, which allows listeners to feel like a part of the boisterous live audience, and DVD, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes interview footage with Daniels, will be available in stores nationwide and on iTunes, Amazon and everywhere digital music is sold.
RITA MORENO TO RECEIVE LA MUSA LEGACY AWARD 2015
The iconic Puerto Rican actress and singer, Rita Moreno, will be honored with “LA MUSA LEGACY AWARD” by the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF), during the 3rd Annual induction gala LA MUSA AWARDS to be held next October 15th in Miami Beach.
Rita Moreno is one of the most legendary Latina superstars in the entertainment business as well as one of the most influential personalities during the last seven decades. Moreno belongs to an elite group of only eight living artists who have won the EGOT, the most important arts and entertainment awards: an Oscar (1962), 2 Emmy’s (1977 and 1978), a Tony (1975), and a Grammy Award (1972). Moreno’s prolific professional career has also been recognized with a Star in Hollywood’s Hall of Fame, the National Medal of Freedom in 2004, the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2010, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2014, and the Kennedy Center Honors in December.
BEBORN BENTON “DAISY CUTTER”
A Worthy Compensation, Beborn Beton’s first album since 1999, speak volumes. Such self-confidence is not common for a band that has been silent for so long, yet insinuates that they have by no means been idle in the meantime.
Beborn Beton made a plan: to create an album without compromises in terms of composition and production. When this vision became reality, Beborn Beton showed a degree of consistency that, in hindsight, deserves respect. It took them more than seven years to work on new songs without cutting back on quality, carefully searching for an apt engineer and studio producer. Eventually and with the help of Olaf Wollschläger (u.a. MESH, Yello, In Strict Confidence, Seabound), they made an effort that displays maturity in all aspects and achieves the goal they had set for themselves.
ALL WALLS SELF-TITLED DEBUT STREAMING
Production duo ALL WALLS will release their self-titled debut on August 14 but IMPOSE has the advance full-album stream ahead of the release saying, “The duo and friends forge a mercurial alliance that keeps their sound shifting shapes, styles and forms for whatever the feeling or mood calls for at hand.” Stream ALL WALLS and read the track-by-track breakdown and Q&A with the band HERE.
DEAD & COMPANY WITH JOHN MAYER ANNOUNCE HALLOWEEN MADISON SQUARE GARDEN CONCERT
Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir have joined forces with Grammy Winning singer/guitarist John Mayer to form the band Dead & Company. The band will take the stage at the legendary Madison Square Garden on Halloween night, October 31, 2015 and will perform two sets of music drawing largely from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs.
The Grateful Dead reunited earlier this summer for Fare Thee Well, a run of five sold-out stadium shows celebrating the Dead’s 50th anniversary as well as marking the last time the “core four” members Hart, Kreutzmann, Weir, and bassist Phil Lesh would perform together. (Lesh will continue to perform in his band “Phil and Friends.”) The shows were a record-setting success, and ignited enthusiasm for more concerts featuring Grateful Dead members. “There is a place where music, dreams and magic come together,” says band member Mickey Hart. “Grateful Dead music is a portal to that place. It was built to last!”
SeepeopleS are celebrating the release of their fifth album – and first album in four years – Dead Souls Sessions with a new video for the latest single from the record, “Used.”
Written and produced in Portland, Maine by the band and longtime visual collaborator Victoria Karol, the video centers on up-close, one-on-one moments with each band member in an intimate living room setting, while the blinking lights of a bustling city street flash maniacally in their faces, perhaps a reminder that the information age is always trying to break down the door. While the song’s lyrics focus on pressure to conform, and the idea that we as citizens are used as cogs in a greater machine, the band’s affable-yet-cynical sense of humor is still here, showcasing each band member’s ability to poke fun at themselves and SeepeopleS’ music.