THEOLOGIAN NEW ALBUM STREAM
The magma-like works of NYC-area-based THEOLOGIAN creator Lee M. Bartow (a.k.a. Theologian Prime) are available for public intake, as the project’s A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real LP is out now, the first release for Redscroll Records’ new Nothing Under The Sun imprint.
THEOLOGIAN’s A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real now writhes amongst the population, as Cvlt Nation is streaming the album in its entirety.
POPOF X ANIMAL & ME
Parisian POPOF gets set to release the second single from his stunning artist album ‘Love Somebody’ on Hot Creations. “Going Back feat. Arno Joey” is also a collaboration with Animal & Me with a feast of remixes from Eats Everything, Lee Foss, Miss Kittin with Oxia, Luca Donzelli and Mar-T.
Label co-head Jamie Jones tells Billboard that the Donzelli and Mar-T’s remix has become a staple of his DJ sets for good reason. “The vocal is already familiar to people and it’s a great one to get the peak time crowd moving,” he says. “Working with POPOF has been a real pleasure. He is a versatile DJ and producer, but is also humble sweet person — characteristics of a great artist — and now member of the Hot Creations family. His debut live show was great at DC-10 a few weeks ago, and it was a brilliant addition to the Paradise line up.”
MEDIA JEWELER NEW VIDEO
Media Jeweler arose as a veritable phoenix out of the ashes of a revolving-door big band following an unexpected but celebratory funeral pyre supporting A Hawk and A Hacksaw in LA. Calls were made and within two weeks a leaner and decidedly meaner entity emerged, outlook fresh.
2 years later, their debut album aims to capture the relentless restlessness of being alive on this increasingly weird and overstimulating planet. It was recorded and mixed in a casual and really quite nice three-day session during the dawn of spring at Machines with Magnets by Seth Manchester and Keith Souza (Battles, Lightning Bolt, etc.). It was mastered a week later by XOQ (Liars, Factory Floor, Martin Gore, etc.) The mood varies drastically on each of the seven tracks that make up the narrative of the album. We celebrated its completion with a few dozen jello shots at the local watering hole where we witnessed a man with a voice like crushed charcoal yell and storm out while Kid Rock’s deepest cuts droned.
HOLOCAUST LIBERATION CONCERT
Maestro Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra’s celebrated new Music Director, will appear October 5, 2015 at his first Boston benefit: the Terezin Music Foundation Gala Concert and Dinner at Symphony Hall. The event honors the seventieth anniversary this year of the Liberation of the Nazi camps.
The program, which opens with candle-lighting by survivors and liberators, marks the establishment of TMF’s long-range LiberArte Project, uniting diverse artistic voices to demonstrate the power of art to call for freedom as a universal human right.
Nelsons will conduct members of the BSO performing music composed in the Terezin concentration camp by imprisoned artist Gideon Klein. U.S. Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco will perform the debut reading of his new TMF-commissioned poem about liberation. Coro Allegro (Boston’s LGBT chorus) and the Boston Children’s Chorus, will premiere new TMF choral commissions written for the occasion by significant emerging composers.
NEW VIDEO BY TAELOR GRAY
Rappers rap. One verser from the upcoming #MOCXMON album by Taelor Gray. Welcome to the underground.
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JR DONATO NEW SINGLE
There aren’t many 21-year-old’s that can say they’ve been in the rap game for 8+ years. Taylor Gang via North Chicago rapper J.R. Donato is one of the few that can. Premiered by DJBooth, “Make It Count” is an embodiment of the work that J.R. Donato has put in since he began rapping at 13. Rhyming as Young J.R., he scored two regional hits in Chicago while still in his early teens. Still, his peers didn’t take him very seriously as he was distributing CD’s of his music at school – but finding the music he worked hard to make on the floor or in the garbage didn’t deter his ambitions, rather it pushed him to take things a few steps further. He’s turned doubters into believers and aspires to continue this effort with his forthcoming Fast Money & Freedom project, due September 28th via Taylor Gang Ent.
CITY OF THE WEAK NEW VIDEO
Rock quintet City of the Weak has premiered a new music video for “The Blame Game” on AbslolutePunk.net. The track is the second single from their latest album Disclosure and comes after a year and a half of non-stop touring in support of the album. After appearing on Vans Warped Tour, The All Stars Tour, South By So What!?, and Rockfest the band took some time off from the road to return home and film their most ambitious video yet. Only this time, they decided to get behind the camera and direct the video on their own.
THE CLASSIC KIDS RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE AND VIDEO “JUST BEGUN”
Meet The Classic Kids, a supremely infectious foursome with a most appropriate name. Ranging in ages from 21 to 26, Eric James (Bass/Vocals), Matty Boy (Guitar/Vocals), Max Dean (Guitar) and Mikey G (Drums), are, for all intents and purposes, still kids. But, together, they’ve blended retro influences with modern sensibilities to create an undeniably classic sound.
VANESSA ELISHA “LATENCY”
After the extraordinary success of her single “Down for This”, Australian R&B starlet-in-the-making Vanessa Elisha returns with her new single “Latency”, which is the first offering from her upcoming EP “Good Ones”. The track, featuring Vanessa’s brother CVIRO is almost an ode to classic 90s male/female duets.
WESTERN SCENE DEBUTS “SEE WHAT YOU WANT TO”
Indie rock duo Western Scene, Tom Pritchard and Emily Wilder, have released the music video for their upbeat single “See What You Want To.” The video, shot entirely on an iPhone 6, is a stop-motion adventure that features handcrafted wooden characters built in their woodshop in South Central Los Angeles.
LAMENT CITYSCAPE LP STREAM
This Friday, September 4th, Battleground Records will release the debut LP from Oakland-based LAMENT CITYSCAPE, The Torn, showcasing the duo’s monstrous doom-fueled industrial metal with fifty-two minutes of material. In advance of its official unveiling, the album has been made available for streaming in its entirety to fans early.
JAM CITY NEW VIDEO
Jam City drops the second video from his “Dream A Garden” album.
EARTH RIDES ALONG PREMIERE “CHEAP SHOTS AND TWO DOLLAR BEERS”
Earth Rides Along is a duo composed of brothers Colby and Stefan Slade. Growing up in Canada, the brothers picked up instruments from an early age and performed together in high school bands around the local club circuit. During these formative years, they were influenced healthy dose of electronic artists, later acting as a springboard into the now tech driven scene of home based computer music and it’s endless spawn of permutations. Throughout their art and means of creation an underlying theme becomes more apparent, hinting at an overarching harmonious dualism. A minimalist 2015 bedroom operation with a somewhat maximalist yield; wide colorful electronic palette with a foundational monochromatic pop sensibility; interpretive yet direct and clean lyrical prose; all hewn together by a nuanced midfi aesthetic consisting of a blended murky lofi and crystalline hifi.
GARBAGE TO RELEASE SPECIAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
Garbage today announced they will release a special 20th Anniversary Edition of their critically acclaimed self-titled album in celebration of its historical debut. The new version will be re-mastered from the original analog tapes and feature all of the remixes and previously unreleased tracks from the lauded album. For a complete list of the available album configurations (digital and physical) see below or click HERE.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR TONY HAWK’S 12TH ANNUAL STAND UP FOR SKATEPARKS BENEFIT
The Tony Hawk Foundation announced it is returning to Beverly Hills for its 12th-Annual Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks benefit on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Green Acres Estate. Tickets for this one-of-a-kind action-sports exhibition are on sale now HERE (http://standupforskateparks.org/tickets/). The event will feature a Vert Demo with Tony Hawk and other skateboarding and BMX icons riding Hawk’s personal ramp while legendary DJ Z-Trip creates their soundtrack, spinning live from the deck.
Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks benefit is a family-friendly action-sports carnival that includes games, food, and live and silent auctions with one-of-a-kind items and experiences, plus special-guest performances. Proceeds support the Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission to empower youth through the creation of free, quality, public skateparks in low-income communities throughout the U.S., and Internationally with programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding.
SKYFORGER NEW VIDEO
The song is taken from SKYFORGER’s new album “Senprūsija”, which means “Old Prussia” and is dedicated to the Prussians, the now extinct third Baltic nation, the other two being Latvians and Lithuanians. Old Prussian tribes lived around the current territory of Kaliningrad (Russia), which formerly was known as Königsberg. This region is located between Poland and Lithuania next to the Baltic Sea.
ETHAN HAWKE STARS IN ‘BORN TO BE BLUE’
BORN TO BE BLUE, starring Ethan Hakwe as legendary Jazz musician Chet Baker and Carmen Ejogo (Corretta Scott King from Selma). The film, directed by Robert Budreau, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday September 13.
BORN TO BE BLUE is the first narrative feature film depicting legendary jazz musician Chet Baker. Forgoing the standard conventions of the music biopic, the film instead reimagines one particularly turbulent period of Baker’s life reimagines one particularly turbulent period of Baker’s life and his love affair with a beautiful actress named Jane (Carmen Ejogo from Selma). With Jane’s unwavering support, Baker attempts a late-career comeback.
In preparation for the role, Hawke learned to play trumpet and sing the striking melodic songs associated with the music legend. With a jazz-like narrative fractured with beautiful musical interludes and dreamlike flashbacks, BORN TO BE BLUE’s structure mirrors Baker’s most celebrated music.
BATTLES PREMIERE NEW SONG “FF BADA”
Battles are kicking off their full North American tour on September 10th, after having recently played FYF Fest and MusicFest NW.