RISING STARS OF THE EDM SCENE ANNOUNCED AS PART OF THE FIRST EVER L FESTIVAL
Acclaimed EDM artists were announced as part of the 2-day long L Festival- Feria Cultural Latinoamericana, which will take place on October 24th and 25th at the OC Fair & Events Center in Orange County. Eyes of Providence, D-Wayne, Atellagalli, Rell The Soundbender, Tom & Collins, Juan Magan ,El Dusty, and more to be announced, will perform full-concert sets at this historic event.
A festival that seeks to showcase the great variety of the Latin American culture in the United States, even shows the different approaches within the electronic music genre with DJ’s like Spaniard sensations Eyes of Providence, who display beats that one cannot trace to a specific country or region; while El Dusty and Juan Magan combine the best of their cultures into a mixture that will make anyone put their hands in the air and move to the beat.
FIDLAR PREMIERES “LEAVE ME ALONE” FROM NEW ALBUM
Following its premiere yesterday on Stereogum, today FIDLAR has unveiled the official lyric video for their song “Leave Me Alone” on Tumblr (watch HERE). Along with “40oz. On Repeat”, “West Coast”, and “Drone”, “Leave Me Alone” appears on the band’s forthcoming second album Too due out on September 4th on Mom+Pop.
JENNIFER NETTLES SIGNS TO BIG MACHINE
Grammy-nominated country superstar Jennifer Nettles announced today that she has signed to Big Machine Records and will release a new single this October and has set her next solo album for early 2016 release. In addition, she will embark on the headlining “Playing With Fire” tour which will cross 20 plus cities beginning this October with Brandy Clark and Ryan Kinder.
“This is somewhat full-circle as I was at UMG Nashville as SVP/Promo when then-President Luke Lewis presented a disc of ‘this new band we’ve signed – pick a single,’” said Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Records. “I was floored with Sugarland then and I’m floored with all things Jennifer now. She’s simply one of the best female voices to ever grace Country Music and I can’t wait for the world to hear her new music. Get. Ready.”
FIELD REPORT SHARES INTIMATE LIVE VIDEO FOR “AMBROSIA”
Field Report have announced additional tour dates for this fall, starting with a hometown show on October 29 in Milwaukee. These dates follow Christopher Porterfield’s solo tour with Noah Gundersen (The Courage), which begins on September 29 in Toronto.
RAC’S “CAN’T FORGET YOU” PREMIERES ON THE FADER
“There’s a certain melancholy that came through this song that really surprised me,” RAC told The Fader. “Chelsea captured the feeling so well and I wanted to counter it. When you blur those lines of happy/sad it creates something really special. I wanted it to feel like a Sofia Coppolla film.”
LOU BARLOW LP STREAM
Lou Barlow will release his first solo album in six years, Brace the Wave, on September 4th via Joyful Noise Recordings, and you can now stream the full record via NPR’s First Listen. It’s also available for pre-order on black & colored vinyl, CD, cassette, and digitally.
URSULA 1000 NEW SINGLE “FADED DENIM WASH” HITS DJ MAG
Ursula 1000 is the alter ego of Brooklyn, New York based producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist Alex Gimeno. After releasing his five previous albums on Thievery Corporation’s Eighteenth Street Lounge imprint, the label has since closed its doors after years of operation, and Voyeur is the debut album on Ursula’s own Insect Queen Music label. DJ Mag announced the news today in an interview with Alex, and premiered the album’s mid-tempo, slow-burning first single “Faded Denim Wash” as well. Voyeur is set for release on October 30th, and features guests Lady Bunny, Federico Aubele, Mocean Worker, QDUP, Puddles Pity Party, and The Lovers Key.
BLACK ATLASS’ FIRST OF THREE NEW SINGLES HERE
Black Atlass is quite literally the only artist on earth to soundtrack Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent ads while featuring on Action Bronson songs. This diverse appeal is a testament to the captivating voice of Alex Fleming, the young singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and who created Black Atlass as a vehicle for his unique vocals, heart-on-sleeve lyrics and experimental production techniques.
NEW SINGLE BY CHANGE
Illect Recordings artist Change is back with another emotional single off the heels of his previous release “White Privilege”. Although, this record will strike a chord for many on a subject he hopes you can’t relate to.
“I lost my father back in 03′ …and this song is really a letter to him. I’m angry he’s not around. I didn’t have anyone to show me how to be a husband or a father, you know? So I’m trying the best I can, and a lot of times I feel like a failure. So I needed to tell him that…” – Change
PATRICK SWEANY NEW SINGLE
On September 18th, the Nashville-based, genre-bending songwriter Patrick Sweany will release a new album Daytime Turned To Nighttime on the Austin-based Nine Mile Records. Today, The Bluegrass Situation premiered “Long Way Down,” the third single to be released from the album.
PHIL VASSAR BURNS UP THE HIGHWAY ON FALL LEG OF THE 2015 #noPHILter TOUR
Dynamic entertainer and two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Phil Vassar is heading out on the fall leg of his 2015 #noPHILter tour. Vassar has an ambitious tour schedule with 30 dates remaining of the over 125 appearances in his 2015 tour schedule. Venues among the concert lineup stretch from Oregon to Maine to Florida and nearly everywhere in between. For a list of upcoming tour dates, see below.
“I’m really looking forward to the fall leg of our 2015 tour”, says Vassar. “We have never had so much fun as we have had this year with the crowd tweeting requests to #noPHILter. It keeps the shows real and interactive – we are like a live jukebox. The interaction with the crowd is amazing.”
UNCONDITIONAL ARMS NEW SINGLE
Oakland, CA’s Unconditional Arms are premiering a new song called ‘Fever Basin’ over at Half Cloth.
The ambient indie rockers plan to release ‘Fever Basin’ on what they are hope will be their second LP, but in the meantime, they’ve worked closely with In The Clouds Records to bring fans a very very special and limited release of the song as well.
THE ZEALOTS NEW VIDEO
Rock quartet The Zealots released a mesmerizing lyric video for their song “Chips the Fish” on BlankTV. The title is a reference to their band pet that met an untimely demise.
“The video has kind of a dark theme to it and the lyrical content is just as grim,” says vocalist Micah Martin. “We had a pet fish for the band and I swallowed him to lighten the mood up a bit. The goal was to puke the fish back up still alive back into the fish bowl (shades of Steve-O), but obviously that didn’t work as planned. His name was Chips and we named the song after him in his honor.”
GENEVIÈVE BELLEMARE PRE-ORDER & NEW VIDEO
Singer and songwriter Geneviève Bellemare announced that her debut album “Melancholy Fever” will be released September 18th, 2015. The 12 song LP is available now for pre-order on iTunes and most digital service providers.
Recorded in London and L.A., Melancholy Fever arrives as the follow-up to Bellemare’s 2014 debut EP Live and Die, which NPR hailed as “carefully composed, but her singing makes it all feel intuitive.” On the new album Bellemare worked with producers Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello), Tony Berg (Nickel Creek), Paul O’Duffy (Amy Winehouse), and Busbee (Ingrid Michaelson) to dream up a brightly arranged breed of pop, which, when paired with classic drum breaks, results in a stark and soulful sound that isn’t easily categorized.
The lead single “Shenanigans,” with its soul-pop stylings and urgent rhythm, twists lyrics like “You make me feel like a crazy bitch” into an unlikely message of empowerment. “I wrote that song partly as a way to deal with a few situations where I’d come off as weak, and really wanted to prove myself,” says Geneviève. Interview magazine recently named “Shenanigans” their TRACK OF THE WEEK.
ONE MACHINE SECOND SINGLE
ONE MACHINE, the brainchild of acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth (Testament, Nevermore, Forbidden, Dragonlord, Vicious Rumors), recently announced the impending release of their second full-length album, The Final Cull, out September 18th worldwide via Scarlet Records.
Today, the band is revealing a second blistering track from The Final Cull, entitled “Forewarning”. Listen now via MetalSucks:
SAN FRANCISCO-BASED FINISH TICKET UNVEIL NEW EP “WHEN NIGHT BECOMES DAY”
Finish Ticket will celebrate “WHEN NIGHT BECOMES DAY” by joining Fueled By Ramen recording group twenty one pilots on their upcoming sold out “Blurryface Tour.” The trek – which also features support from Echosmith – gets underway September 8th and 9th Washington, DC’s Echostage and then travels through a Halloween finale at St. Louis, MO’s Chaifetz Arena on October 31st. On their way across the country to join the tour, Finish Ticket will wrap up their summer with a number of headline dates, festivals and college performances, highlighted by a set at Chicago, IL’s Chicago Fashion and Music Fest on August 29th.
ZARDONIC “HIGHWAY 666”
ZARDONIC has premiered the single “Highway 666” off of his highly anticipated debut album on eOne Music, Antihero, on Metal Injection. The massive Antihero album boasts a phenomenal collection of 26 not to be missed tracks, including instrumental mixes as well as remixes from Voicians, The Outside Agency, Evol Intent, Heavygrinder, Darksiderz, Esparta, Dub Elements, Counterstrike, and Rusty K.
HIS DREAM OF LIONS “CRADLE”
His Dream of Lions (FB 20K). HDOL have been non-stop since their debut EP set last fall. Part One and Part Two were well-received by fans and media alike. The band who mesh Rock and Alternative sounds have created a new twist to two well established genres. The lead singer, Seth delivers a vocal performance unlike any other. At just the tender age of 21, Seth and the band seem to understand the value of solid songwriting and storytelling. In their latest single/music video for “Cradle” the band presents a sing-a-long similar to Mayday Parade and The Maine while adding a solid Rock feel.
PAINTED PALMS ALBUM STREAM
Painted Palms’ second full-length album, Horizons, exudes a sense of confidence and purpose that is only present when two creators share a singular focus and absolute trust in each other’s talents. On Horizons, emotional states are suspended between light and dark, driven by the tension of efficient song structures. Stream the album in its entirety via KCRW’s Album Preview and on SoundCloud.
TIGUE SHARES NEW TRACK “SITTING” (FEAT. KID MILLIONS)
New Amsterdam Records is excited to announce Peaks, the debut full-length album from powerhouse percussion trio TIGUE, which will see a release on November 13th. Peaks features guitar and bass contributions from Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan and James McNew, as well as other contributions from Shahin Motia, Mike Turzanski and Kid Millions (who co-produced the record with TIGUE).
DRINKS NEW VIDEO
Birth Records & Heavenly Recordings are thrilled to release the debut LP from DRINKS, the new project from Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley, aka White Fence, whose album Hermits On Holiday was released August 21. Click HERE to watch the new music video for the album’s second single, “Laying Down Rock” via Noisey.
VFILES LOUD! WINNERS BROCKHAMPTON RELEASE “DIRT” ON FOOL’S GOLD
Earlier this summer, Brooklyn’s Fool’s Gold teamed up with fashion disruptors VFILES and pop institution MTV for VFILES LOUD!, a program to discover the best unsigned new acts around the globe and showcase them with official releases, videos, and more. After diving deep through submissions, a clear victor emerged in the form of BROCKHAMPTON, straight outta San Marcos, Texas.
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS’ “HOWLING AT NOTHING” VIDEO
A live video of “Howling At Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats is premiering today at the Wall Street Journal.
The song is off the band’s critically acclaimed self-titled album, released just last week! Produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen, touring musician for The Black Keys), the album retains the intensely personal and revealing lyrics Rateliff is known for, with The Night Sweats bringing power, joy and soul to the sound.
Indie rock band MINIMAL, released today “Libertad”, their second single and lyric video of their new album entitled “Fauna” which was released last month in digital and CD formats. The band also announced their promotional visit to California, where they will be performing two shows: one in San Diego at Mi Barra (September 3rd) and one in Los Angeles at Golden Box (September 5th), as well as a live performance at Latin Alternative Television (LATV) on Thursday, September 3rd at 10 AM (PST).