SEED FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
SEED Food & Wine Festival, the nation’s only plant-based food and wine experience, has announced an all-star lineup for its second annual event. This November, the conscious culinary fete will welcome ultra-athlete and author Rich Roll, chef and restaurateur Matthew Kenney, former NBA star and vegan wine owner John Salley, and many, many, other notable names to be announced soon.
The celeb-studded five-day festival will kick off on November 18 through November 22, featuring chef dinners, a grand tasting, film screenings and many other activities, all dedicated to a message of conscious consumption-and delicious cuisine.
The 2015 lineup thus far includes chefs Chad and Derek Sarno of Wicked Healthy Food; Julie Piatt, co-author of The Plantpower Way; Charles Chen of RawYouth.org; Jay Astafa of 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe, and Jeremy Ford of Matador Room; Bad Ass Vegan John Lewis; entrepreneur Maranda Pleasant; yoga instructors Dawn B and Corbin Stacy; life coach sand author Jennifer Grace; ultra-marathoner Brendan Brazier; Sexy Fit Vegan Ella Magers; YouTube sensation Megan Elizabeth; and even more plant-based celebrities to be announced.
SÓLEY SHARES VIDEO FOR “DREAMERS” VIA NPR MUSIC
Ask The Deep is the second full-length album from Sóley Stefánsdóttir, who writes and records as Sóley. Released in May 2015 by Morr Music, Ask The Deep finds the Icelandic multi-instrumentalist meditating on her signature dark and nocturnal themes, while building on the primarily piano-based instrumentation of her previous work.
DENAI MOORE “I SWORE”
Jamaica-born, U.K.-based singer, songwriter and producer Denai Moore’s debut album Elsewhere is set for U.S. release October 23 on Because Music/ADA. Released earlier this year in the U.K. to widespread critical acclaim, Elsewhere was produced by Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, King Krule,
How To Dress Well, Savages) with additional work by Ben Drew (Plan B).
DEVIL CITY ANGELS NEW SINGLE
Heavy rock super group DEVIL CITY ANGELS recently announced the upcoming release of their high-energy debut self-titled album, hitting stores on September 18th via Century Media Records. The album is available for purchase via Amazon, iTunes, and CM Distro (you can also purchase several exclusive bundles via the latter), with the potent singles “All I Need” and “Boneyard” available as instant grat tracks.
Today, the band is teaming up with Loudwire today to premiere their brand new track “All My People”. Listen here:
“HOT SCARY SUMMER” VIDEO
Today Villagers share a beautiful animated video for the soulful ‘Hot Scary Summer’, which rakes over the break-up of a love affair blighted by “all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight”. The video was directed by Hi-Sim and you can watch it HERE.
BASENJI SHARES NEW SINGLE “CAN’T GET ENOUGH”
After recently releasing the stunning video for the enchanting “Petals”, Sebastian Muecke, p.k.a. Basenji, now delivers the second single from his upcoming debut EP “Trackpad”, out on September 25 via Future Classic. Titled “Can’t Get Enough”, the single showcases a side of the Sydney-based production prodigy we haven’t seen before and drops ahead of his very own national headline tour next month.
ZAC SLATER “MOON MISSION”
Zac Slater, hailing from Launceston Tasmania, recently located to Melbourne in 2014 to pursue his music career. Having already had the successful supporting tours under his belt with Sticky Fingers, Thundamentals, Kingswood, Jackie Onassis, Phil Jamieson, Bootleg Rascal, Boo Seeka, just to name a small portion. Zac looks set and as if he is waltzing around with his boot raised high, ready to imprint his foot in the Australian Music industry.
RECKLESS SERENADE “KEROSENE”
With a tinge of 90’s power-pop, a hint of 2000’s angst and a healthy heaping of the modern day emo revival, Reckless Serenade has their sights set on a monumental 2015. With their newest EP Out Here set for a September 18, 2015 self-release and a handful of East Coast tour dates scheduled, the band is primed to punch their ticket as this fall’s next big thing.
The band kicked things off by debuting the album’s first single, “Kerosene” via New Noise Magazine. The guitar-riddled album opener is a middle finger for a generation expected to grow up before their ready.
Stream it here:
GUARDS PREMIERE B SIDE ‘DEVIL’S HAIRCUT’
Guards is gearing up to release a new self-titled 7″ tomorrow. The 7″ is comprised of the a-side ‘Nothing More’, which Stereogum hailed “an array of gorgeously spun melodies rendered brighter by spirited synth lines,’ and the b-side, a cover of Beck’s ‘Devil’s Haircut.’ Today, you can stream the b-side on SoundCloud:
DASH MIHOK’S DIZ & THE FAM RELEASE FIRST SINGLE & CELEB FILLED MUSIC VIDEO “LOVE” FEAT. JEFF TAYLOR
Dash “Diz” Mihok and his band Diz & The Fam have released their first single “Love” feat. Jeff Taylor today. The single is available to download free on the band’s site and the celebrity filled music video as launched on the website and YouTube.
The song was written by Mihok and features Jeff Taylor and his Diz & The Fam bandmates Morris Hayes, Joel Hellman, Mike Choi, Elliot Yamin, Kenny Echizen, Justin Frazier, Brett Nolan and Sharlotte Gibson.
LORD HURON “THE BIRDS ARE SINGING AT NIGHT” PREMIERES AT VULTURE
Lord Huron is contributing five songs to the soundtrack for the upcoming feature A Walk In The Woods, including a brand new song, “The Birds are Singing at Night.” The new track is premiering today at Vulture, listen here. The film’s soundtrack is out digitally September 4 via Varèse Sarabande. Of the band’s inclusion in the soundtrack, director Ben Kwapis explains, “Our biggest musical challenge was how to represent the majesty of the Appalachian Trail, its jaw-dropping vistas, its forbidding mountains and blessedly untamed wildlife. The answer came in the form of Lord Huron.”
JOHN CARPENTER “PURGATORY” (PRURIENT REMIX)
Today, director and composer John Carpenter announces a vinyl release of remixed tracks from his early 2015 debut album Lost Themes. Aptly titled Lost Themes Remixed, the record collects 8 remixes of Lost Themes tracks on vinyl for the first time, out October 16th via Sacred Bones.
Listen to the brand new / never-before-released “Purgatory” (Prurient Remix)” HERE.
HONNE EP STREAM
Yesterday, London based duo HONNE, comprised of singer Andy and producer James, released their brand new, four-song EP Over Lover, via Tatemae Recordings.
From the rhythmic upbeat lead single “Loves The Jobs You Hate,” written “about frustrations and limitations of modern life,” to the sultry “No Place Like Home” – a song the pair wrote between London and Tokyo and features the effortless vocals of London newcomer Jones – James says “we feel this EP could be our most interesting and varied set of songs yet. We hope everyone gets as much out of listening to it as we did writing it.”
WIZARD EYE NEW ALBUM
Philadelphia psychedelic rock trio, WIZARD EYE, will release its self-titled new full-length this Fall via Black Monk Records. Recorded in three days at Haddon Heights, New Jersey’s Gradwell House Studios with the imminently irascible and talented Steve Poponi behind the board and mastered by Dave Downham, the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 2010 Orbital Rites debut takes WIZARD EYE’s signature brand of mind-bending riffs and kaleidoscopic soundscapes to a new level of titanic glory. A fusion of bottom-heavy grooves, fiery fuzz, churning bass, otherworldly effects and raw vocals with roots still planted firmly into the lysergic soil of ’70s acts like Hawkwind, Budgie, Blue Cheer, Captain Beyond, Motörhead and Black Sabbath, Wizard Eye shows the band operating at the pinnacle of its creative and musical abilities.
LAMON MANUEL “S–T. EVERYTHING WE HAVE TOGETHER IS FALLING APART”
Lamon describes the new single as “a song about watching everything that matters most fall apart and not being sure what to try to save first, wondering if anything is worth saving or if there’s any hope in trying. I had no definitive answers on that when I was writing the song. I don’t really have any now. The woman I thought I’d spend the rest of my life with left me and I just wanted to feel nothing most of the time. I spent a lot of time drinking too much, getting sad literature tattoos and wandering back and forth between the north and south side of Chicago, thinking about the time I had lost investing myself in caring for someone else and now having to figure out who I was and what I wanted without her, if I wanted anything at all. I didn’t have many songs to listen to to probably score what I was experiencing so I ended up writing some. And all of this happened while I was being Black.”
CONNIE CONSTANCE NEW VIDEO
20 year old singer/songwriter Connie Constance has shared the video for her debut track “Stars.”
The magical video is a beautiful peak into the young Londoners universe. “Stars” is Connie’s story about capturing shooting stars to create your own universe in a jar, the video features her dancing hey way through London and into a distant netherworld.
KNOX HAMILTON ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP
Alternative trio Knox Hamilton announced their debut EP How’s Your Mind today. Produced by Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon, Neon Trees), the four track EP is set for a September 18 release and includes 2014’s second most played song at Alt Nation “Work It Out” with over 3.5 million streams worldwide, there’s something about the electric, restless rhythm and the shimmery beat that captures a truly timely ethos – never too self-conscious to be catchy, never too pop to forgo serious attention to lyricism.
AMATEUR BEST ON THE FADER
Preceding the release of his upcoming sophomore LP The Gleaners out on Brille Records October 2nd, Amateur Best has shared an artful, eerie video for track ‘They Know’ on FADER. Drawing from a wealth of influence that spans everything from German Expressionism to horror films, Flory, director Effie Pappa and an oddball cast of unearthly, contorting dancers carry viewers on a foreboding visual odyssey.
Amateur Best is the alias of Birmingham-based “personal pop” musician, songwriter, and producer Joe Flory.
CARL GERSHON “SNOW”
Carl’s sound is a mix of Chromeo and Daft Punk with guitar and synth solos sprinkled in to give hints of the 80s, while keeping things contemporary.
YOUNGHUSBAND NEW SINGLE
UK band Younghusband have shared “Waverly Street,” the second single from their upcoming 2nd album Dissolver (ATP Recordings) via CMJ, along with launching a UK tour supporting Jacco Gardner, as well as a UK headline tour in November with support from fellow ATP Recordings artist Grimm Grimm.
EMPIRE DEBUTS NEW ORIGINAL SONGS FROM SEASON 2
Columbia Records, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) have officially debuted two new original songs from the highly anticipated Season 2 of EMPIRE today. The upbeat party song “No Doubt About It,” features Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) and award winning rapper Pitbull, who wrote the song with Grammy® Award winner Ne-Yo. “No Doubt About It” premiered across iHeartMedia RCHR radio stations nationwide and across iHeartRadio.com today. The talented Lyon brothers, Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) and Yazz (Hakeem Lyon), reunite on the track “Ain’t About The Money.” Both songs are available on iTunes and Spotify tomorrow.
THE CRINGE DEBUT SINGLE
The Cringe are fronted by singer and songwriter Cusimano, and rounded out with a cast of A-listers including lead guitarist James Rotondi (Air, Mr. Bungle), bassist Jonny Blaze (Crash Moderns, Alice Smith) and drummer Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, SNL Band, Bruce Springsteen).
FARM AID X LEGENDS HOSPITALITY
Farm Aid announced today that it will partner with Legends Hospitality to bring family farm food to concertgoers at Farm Aid 30 in Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 19. Legends Hospitality and its culinary team are responsible for the food and beverage service for the 26,000 concertgoers attending the historic music and food festival at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.
“Farm Aid is pleased to partner with Legends Hospitality for the first time,” said Farm Aid Associate Director Glenda Yoder. “Since 2007, Farm Aid has served HOMEGROWN Concessions® to more than 200,000 concertgoers across the nation, growing new economic opportunities for family farmers by introducing music venues to family farm food sources.”
DAMIEN RICE’S “HYPNOSIS” VIDEO PREMIERES AS NPR MUSIC “FIRST WATCH”
The video for “Hypnosis,” an original song composed by Damien Rice specifically for the new animated feature Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, is premiering now at NPR Music as a “First Watch” (http://n.pr/1LOzD7q). The animation from the clip is all taken directly from the movie. Rice also contributed the song “On Children,” with lyrics by Khalil Gibran. Of the project, Rice explains, “Some books inspire me to buy multiple copies and pass on to friends, The Prophet is at the top of that list.”
Preparing for the September 18th release of their debut Sempervirens album, Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics rapper/producer Opio and L.A. beat scene vet Free the Robots share “Psych Ward,” a booming track that journeys through Opio’s mind as psychedelics take him on a stream of consciousness that runs from social and political issues to paranoia. The track premiered via HipHopDX and opens with commentary from transpersonal psychologist Stanislav Grof. “Psych Ward” follows two previous single releases, the RESPECT Mag-debuted “Point of View,” and “Stoned Temple Pilot” which released via Ambrosia For Heads.
NAYTRONIX NEW SINGLE
Naytronix’s latest musical offering sees him turning from the disjointedly funky party dance anthems of his debut Dirty Glow (2012, Plug Research) to a surrealist stream of consciousness poignancy. While his music keeps its characteristic reflection of ’70s Onyeabor and Bootsy Collins, there is a new facet of the sincerity and vulnerability of Arthur Russell amidst the psychedelia, as if wishing to land the Naytronix Mothership down to stay with us for a bit.
EZA NEW SINGLE
Nashville electronic/pop artist EZA has returned with her latest single, “We Keep The Lights Out.” The song was premiered yesterday by new music blog HillyDilly, and is now released as a single at all digital music services. “EZA is an artist that you’re going to want to get to know as quickly as possible,” remarked HillyDilly. “Now, after nine months of staying quiet, she’s returned with her biggest, boldest effort to date, “We Keep The Lights Out.”’
SUMMER HEART NEW SINGLE
It’s not so often that a band’s name truly reflects their sound, but when it comes to Swedish lo-fi solo artist Summer Heart (David Alexander), you can expect just that; hazy, sun-bleached tracks that are the perfect anthem to remembering hot July nights filled with skinny dipping and sleeping in.
PENTATONIX RELEASES FIRST SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CAN’T SLEEP LOVE”
Grammy award winners and platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix release the track and music video for “Can’t Sleep Love” today. “Can’t Sleep Love” is the first single from the group’s forthcoming self-titled debut studio album which is set for release on October 16th via RCA Records. The 13 track standard album and 17 track deluxe album is available for pre-sale at Apple Music and Amazon.