PINKISH BLACK NEW SONGS FROM BOTH RELEASES
Pinkish Black have announced an October 30 release for their new album Bottom of the Morning via Relapse Records. From the gothic, horror-film organ intro of opener “Brown Rainbow” to the wistful, fuzzed-out conclusion of final track “The Master Is Away,” the 7-track opus demonstrates an unflinching capacity to indulge in all manners of disparate sounds, from doom metal to industrial to post-punk to no-wave. Simultaneously dark and catchy, dissonant and melodic, Bottom of the Morning sounds as if Scott Walker and John Carpenter were having a bad acid trip with the Melvins, or as if someone dipped Pinkish Black’s ambling, psyched-out space-rock influences in a vat of molten iron.
SIA x BIG FREEDIA COLLABORATION “EYE OF THE NEEDLE”
Big Freedia is excited to announce his latest single, a remix with pop sensation Sia, called “Eye of the Needle.”
“I was honored to be asked to collaborate with someone on the level of Sia,” says Big Freedia. In typical Freedia fashion, the remix–produced by New Orleans beat maker BlaqNmild–takes the original’s melancholic tone and flips it into a victory anthem.
THE LONELY WILD “SNOW”
The Lonely Wild are proud to announce the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album Chasing White Light due October 2 via eOne Music / Fast Plastic. The Los Angeles-based band have also announced a hometown release show which will take place September 25 at The Echoplex. Tickets are available here. Chasing White Light’s lead single “Snow” premiered on Buzzbands LA and is available to share via SoundCloud. The Lonely Wild’s frontman Andrew Carroll says, “‘Snow’ came from a dream.” He adds, “I had one of those dreams where you’re falling from a great height and you startle yourself awake, with your heart in your throat. But I didn’t wake up right away. I kept falling, and I had to calm myself down and talk myself into being at peace with my own death. I don’t believe in heaven or hell, or any sort of afterlife. It’s something we tell ourselves to give life purpose, or to make life bearable. But, even though we are each infinitesimal blips in space and time, we can still lead meaningful lives here and now. This is how I wanted to open this record: You’re gonna die. It’s ok.”
PARIS VIDEO “BUCK, BUCK, PASS”
Politically astute Bay Area hip-hop artistParis has a long lasting career filled with incendiary lyrics and shocking videos. But with over 4 million in sales to his credit, Paris still feels the need to chronicle the escalating gun violence-related loss of life, which he refers to as his community’s holocaust.
In “Buck, Buck, Pass,” the latest video from his forthcoming double album, Pistol Politics, Paris chronicles the carnage – but with a twist – detailing the journey of the life of a firearm from its perspective, from its manufactured inception to its illegal use on America’s streets.
WOMP’S NEW VIDEO
This debut single from Glasgow’s WOMPS, is a first taste of eleven tracks recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio Studios for their upcoming LP. Mastered by Matthew Barnhart of Chicago Mastering Service and is released on 18th September 2015 via Damnably Records.
‘Live A Little Less’ and ‘Dreams On Demand’ lie somewhere between the power grunge of Nirvana, and the smoother pop elements of Teenage Fanclub. The songs combine raw garage punk with clever dynamics and classic songwriting hooks.
CHRIS HARRISON RETURNS TO HOST THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST OF MISS AMERICA
The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that TV personality Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor”) will return as host for the “2016 Miss America Competition.” This marks the 7th year that fan favorite Chris Harrison lends his talent to the competition. The “2016 Miss America Competition” airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 – 11:00p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Harrison joins the previously announced panel of celebrity judges Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O’Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya. Additional talent, including Harrison’s co-host for the “2016 Miss America Competition,” will be announced in the coming weeks.
RICHARD HAWLEY TO RELEASE ‘HOLLOW MEADOWS’
Following the success of his hugely acclaimed 2012 Top Three U.K. album, Standing At The Sky’s Edge, Richard Hawley, one of the U.K.’s greatest songwriters, will release his eighth studio album, HOLLOW MEADOWS on September 11th, via Warner Bros. Records in the US and Parlophone Records in the U.K.
Recorded at Sheffield’s Yellow Arch Studio in spring 2015, HOLLOW MEADOWS sees Hawley return to the classic, sophisticated songwriting and subtle arrangements that made him so widely loved and revered in the first place. Meditating on such themes as ageing, fallibility and relationships, much of the album shares a brooding, yet wistful and romantic atmosphere in keeping with early albums Late Night Final and Lowedges, as well as touches of 2009’s Truelove’s Gutter and “Standing At The Sky’s Edge”.
STEVE MARTIN AND EDIE BRICKELL ANNOUNCE SECOND STUDIO ALBUM + NEW SINGLE
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell have announced their second studio album So Familiar, due out on Rounder Records on October 30. Produced by the legendary Peter Asher, the album features 12 remarkable new songs that bring the duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory.
HOT NATURED NEW SINGLE
‘Off World Lover’ rides the path between discerning house anthem and enduring pop classic beautifully, the subtleties of Ali Love’s vocals masterfully executed amidst Hot Natured’s trademark futuristic analogue sounds. The labour and evolution of the band is evident in its simplicity and matured approach, and the result an instant classic.
Rising Bristolian producer Will Clarke strips back ‘Off World Lover’ and shapes it for the club circuit through buoyant beats and voluptuous breakdowns, both set for release on Emerald City, the newest label venture from Jamie Jones and Lee Foss, on 18th September.
STEVIE B WOLF NEW SINGLE
New York artist Stevie B Wolf’s new single, “Getting Through,” provides listeners with an experience that is honest in every sense—lyrically, musically and symbolically. A precursor for Wolf’s upcoming EP, Alone + Alive, due out November 6, the song struggles with helplessness in the face of heartbreak.
UNCLE LUCIUS ANNOUNCES 2015 FALL TOUR + NEW VIDEO
On the heels of their “indescribably delicious” (San Antonio Express-News) new album, The Light, released the past June, Uncle Lucius continues their national tour with a series of September shows in the Southern United States and Midwest including stops in Nashville for the Americana Music Festival and Rock Island, Ill. for a Daytrotter session.
Uncle Lucius has gathered critical acclaim for taking rock ’n’ roll from its deep roots and pushing it onward, “putting their own honest interpretation on the essential elements of R&B, blues, and country,” says Artshound. “The Austin-based band “plays to its strengths on its fourth album,” notes All Music. “Few do it with the panache and soulfulness of Uncle Lucius,” writes the hometown Austin Chronicle.
KAGE EHEH “YOUNG SUPERHERO”
“The song was inspired by my childhood obsession with superheroes,” says Kage. “Spiderman, Superman, Ironman and The Hulk were some of my favorites. I thought about how normal their lives were before they became superheroes. I just haven’t had that life-changing moment when I get my superpowers yet but I know it’s coming. At least that’s what people tell me.”
DOCTOR GODDARD “WITHOUT LOVE”
Doctor Goddard is a rock band from the Blue Mountains, NSW who “fuse old school Jim Morrison-esque indie rock with distinctly contemporary sounds and production.” (Lachlan Wyllie, 90.3FM) Singles “Do You Ever” and “The Bar’s All Covered In Lies” off their debut EP received national airplay on Triple J and have been likened by critics to acts such as The War On Drugs, Pink Floyd and Tame Impala.
TELEPATHE NEW VIDEO
Telepathe are proud to release their long-awaited sophomore album Destroyer via the band’s own label BZML on August 7, 2015.
Destroyer has been a long time coming. Originally recorded in 2012 Telepathe, aka multi-instrumentalists Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais, quit their day jobs and relocated to Los Angeles to record the album in a few short and intense months. “Melissa and I decided to leave NY for a couple of months during the winter to write and record this new album,” Busy explains. “We rented an apartment on Sunset Boulevard. At the time we were reading a lot Science Fiction and researching California cults, which became themes that seeped into our music.”
LUPA J “ARMOUR”
Lupa J is a finalist in Australia’s Triple J Unearthed High competition (aimed at teens -she’s 17) with her song “Armour”, that she wrote, produced, sang and played on. Check the new video that she posted below – she shot and edited herself, in the urban fringes of Sydney. She’s cooler and got more bravado than the average teen – more from her coming.
THE HEIRS NEW SINGLE
Listen to “Alright Goodnight” Here:
DESTRUCTION UNIT SHARES NEW TRACK “THE UPPER HAND”
The Destruction Unit have about a month left until their recently announced Negative Feedback Resistor LP finally hits the streets via Sacred Bones Records. Earlier this summer the band announced the album simply with a manifesto of sorts, declaring that there is no chance of Destruction Unit slowing down, or obeying any set of ‘rules’ when it comes to making this music. Out of left field came the first ‘single’ from the album, “If Death Ever Slept,” which took what you’d imagine a followup track to their beloved Deep Trip LP would sound like and spun it on its head. It’s faster, meaner, and the entire track set at a blitzkrieg pace.
KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND SIGNS WITH CTK MANAGEMENT AND CAA
One of the most-loved bands of the dance music age, and still one of the most-played bands today, KC and The Sunshine Band, has signed with Danny Nozell of CTK Management for management representation. Creative Artists Agency (CAA), with agents Rob Light, Rod Essig, Robert Norman and Emma Banks, will take over concert and appearance booking. Nashville’s Webster Public Relations will continue to represent the band for publicity.
“I am really excited to be working with the whole team at CAA. I feel such great energy with all that is going on in my career,” said Harry Wayne “KC” Casey. “With that change, I also signed with manager Danny Nozell of CTK Management. I am really looking forward to 2016 and all that CAA and CTK have to offer.”
WALTER TROUT & GUITAR WORLD PREMIERES “ALMOST GONE”
With bristling energy, unflagging virtuosity and lyrics that cut to the core of human hope and willpower, Walter Trout’s new album, Battle Scars, chronicles his horrific battle with liver failure. But the 12-song set, which will be released worldwide by Mascot Label Group’s Provogue Records on October 23 also captures the international guitar hero, on a new high — playing and singing at the peak of his abilities, infusing even his darkest numbers with creative joy that sweeps like a beacon. “I’m thrilled about this album, about my life and about my music,” says Trout, who returned to the stage in June at the prestigious Lead Belly Festival in London’s Royal Albert Hall. “I feel that I’m reborn as a songwriter, a singer, a guitarist and a human being. I have a new chance at being the best musician and the best man that I can be. And I’m incredibly happy and grateful.”
THE OH HELLOS “BITTER WATER“ PREMIERES AT NPR MUSIC
Beloved brother and sister act, The Oh Hellos, are set to release their highly anticipated new album Dear Wormwood October 16 being distributed through Elektra Records. The new music follows the duo’s 2012 debut LP Through the Deep, Dark Valley.
As a special preview, the new album’s single “Bitter Water” is premiering now at NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered” (http://n.pr/1NnL6Oo).
QUIET PARADE “WE WERE HERE”
Like the music itself, Quiet Parade’s evolution has moved in a slow crescendo, steadily but insistently building on a foundation of nostalgia and longing, to create songs that are as forward-looking melodically as they are lyrically wistful, a carefully cultivated combination of folk-pop music. Quiet Parade marched to life as a solo project for Trevor Murphy, but on this self-titled full-length, the Halifax fog-rock unit steps forward together.
CHICANO BATMAN PREMIERES “BLACK LIPSTICK”
Chicano Batman is your sonic outlet from monotony back into the soul and today, releases “Black Lipstick”, which debuted this week at Entertainment Weekly, who noted its, “sexy swing.”
The organ soaked track features back up vocals by Saudia Yasmein from Adrian Younge’s Venice Dawn group, which has recorded with Ghostface Killah and The Delfonics, etc. Originally set to be produced by Ikey Owens (Jack White, Mars Volta) before his unfortunate passing, the track was recorded and produced by Owens studio partner Antoine Arvizu.
LISTEN TO A NEW DIET CIG SONG
New Paltz, NY’s lovable punky power-pop duo have released the second song from their double A-side Sleep Talk/Dinner Date 7″. The frosted clear vinyl, available September 18th from Father/Daughter and Art Is Hard, is limited to only 1000 records.
THE OUTFIT, TX “ALL BILLS PAID”
What better way to cool down in the Texas heat than popping the top on a Lone Star beer? Dallas’ waviest rapper/producer trio The Outfit, TX invited the city to their front yard to celebrate the relief and stress-free feeling of having all “All Bills Paid.” Mel’s drawling vocals are the linchpin of TOTX’s woozy sound, and on “All Bills Paid” they’re complemented by an edgy verse from JayHawk that preaches action over words, as well as spirited rhymes from fellow Dallas rapper Devy $tonez. Just a few weeks ago, Noisey debuted TOTX’s Deep Ellum EP, a compilation produced entirely by TOTX’s Mel and Dorian that features a slew of undiscovered talent from their hometown scene. With the Deep Ellum EP serving as a statement for the camaraderie that exists within the Dallas scene, TOTX are preparing for the release of their anticipated follow-up album to 2013’s Cognac/Four Corner Room for later this year.
VOICIAN’S SINGLE “ALIVE”
German electronic-rock artist Voicians dropped his brand new single, “Alive,” earlier this week via Rock Revolt Magazine. The song comes just days after he announced via social media his FiXT debut release, Voicians (Part I), is due out at the end of the month.
The song—which was mixed by legendary electronic rock produced Rhys Fulber—comes in conjunction with an elaborate lyric video. It’s the second to be released off of Voicians (Part I), with the first, “Empire,” dropping earlier this year. The record will be available at all major digital retailers August 28.