AUTRE NE VEUT “PANIC ROOM”
Last month Autre Ne Veut (Arthur Ashin) announced his new album Age of Transparency, due out 30th October on Downtown, and shared its lead single “World War Pt.2.”
Age of Transparency marks the second step in a trilogy exploring the difficulty of making personal connections in an impersonal time. “The title comes from marketing jargon,” Ashin explains. “It’s a term for the place we’re in now, where truth and transparency are just ways to sell things and honesty is its own kind of performance.”
YINKA DIZ “HEAR ME, THO”
Born in Chicago to a mother from the infamous Cabrini Green projects and a Nigerian immigrant father, Yinka spent the early years of his childhood living in and around the city before moving to the Inland Empire, just outside of Los Angeles. A constant world traveler and student of culture, Yinka effectively canvasses his experiences in what he refers to as a ‘street-cosmopolitan’ sound.
WATCH NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS PERFORM “S.O.B.” ON CONAN
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats returned to late night television to perform their hit single “S.O.B.” live on CONAN last night, watch/share here: http://bit.ly/1LfK7hD. The song is taken from the band’s critically acclaimed self-titled album, out now via Stax Records.
DURAN DURAN’S PAPER GODS IS THE BAND’S HIGHEST-CHARTING ALBUM
Paper Gods – the new album from multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran – has bowed at No. 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart, with 25,000 units (24,000 in pure album sales). This is the British band’s highest-charting album in 22 years, since its second self-titled album debuted at No. 7 in 1993.
VISION OF DISORDER NEW ALBUM
Candlelight Records today confirms November 13th as the worldwide release date for Razed To The Ground, the new album from New York’s VISION OF DISORDER. Produced by Zeus (Hatebreed, Demon Hunter, Rob Zombie), it is the band’s second recording for Candlelight Records. In conjunction with the release, the band has confirmed a special November 14th Long Island performance at Revolution Music Hall in Amityville, New York. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday, September 18th. Official pre-orders for Razed To The Ground are set to launch October 9th.
CLUB 8 “LOVE DIES”
Club 8 is set to release their new album Pleasure on November 20 via Labrador Records. Stereogum has premiered the album’s lead single “Love Dies” which is also available to share via SoundCloud. Stereogum says, ” This is a gorgeous tune, so listen to it.”
2015 has certainly been a productive year for Club 8’s producer and songwriter, Johan Angergård (The Legends, Pallers, Acid House Kings, Eternal Death). Not only is Pleasure his third album this year (his 9th with Club 8 and 21st album in total), this year also marks the 20th Anniversary of Club 8.
OMI NEW VIDEO
Following the incredible success of “Cheerleader,” which Billboard crowned the #1 Song of the Summer of 2015, Omi is gearing up to release his debut album “Me 4 U” on October 16th. Preorder the album now (http://smarturl.it/Me4U) and receive the new single “Hula Hoop” and the #1 hit “Cheerleader” instantly.
LE VOLUME COURBE “RUSTY”
French singer, songwriter and producer Le Volume Courbe’s sophomore album I Wish Dee Dee Ramone Was Here With Me is set for release October 30 on Ring The Alarm/Pickpocket Records. The new album comes ten years after her debut, I Killed My Best Friend, was released on Honest Jon’s. “Rusty” premieres today via Pitchfork, stream it here.
MARTHA’S TROUBLE TO RELEASE TWO HOLIDAY SINGLES IN OCTOBER
Martha’s Trouble offers their most anticipated holiday work yet with the arrival of two digital singles, “River” and “White Christmas,” in October 2015. The new singles follow the success of two independent holiday albums, Christmas Lights (2002) and This Christmas (2008).
In 2002, Christmas Lights was selected for USA Today’s Top Holiday albums of the year list because of the distinctive voices of lead acoustic guitarist-singer Rob and percussionist-singer Jen. Now in 2015, Martha’s Trouble’s rendition of “River” (a cover of the Joni Mitchell song) is a gorgeous must-have for your holiday collection, along with the duo’s own take on the classic “White Christmas,” which was made famous by Bing Crosby.
Says Jen, “The spin we put on this song is so relaxing, it will put everyone in the Christmas spirit and will keep you feeling this way for years to come.”
‘SEED OF DORZON’ STREAM
Chad VanGaalen and Seth Smith release SEED OF DORZON on Friday, September 18 via FUNDOG. The experimental techno album premiered today on Noisey and is available to stream HERE.
The futuristic motifs, beat mutilation, and waves of dark atmosphere all play a part in the story being told on SEED OF DORZON. We hear babbling, hallucinatory machines exploding through sonic space, and digitized minds transcending into frequency. Unlike much in a genre that is supposed to be exploratory, this music truly does sound experimental (whatever tha may mean these days). Even the album’s creation process, which took place blind inside a Dropbox folder, speaks to new ways of doing things.
BLONDE SUMMER EP STREAM
Upon hearing Blonde Summer’s new EP, Paradise, refrain from typecasting them. It fits somewhere in between artists like Tame Impala, Modest Mouse, and more electronic artists like MGMT.
Blonde Summer’s latest EP, Paradise, joins the collection of sun soaked tunes that the band is known for, released on August 25th. Introducing more keyboards and beats, Paradise EP is like a fantastical version of the band’s previous self. The five songs weave the listener through Los Angeles pavement, beach sands, and the 420 smoke of songs like “Blazed”. Blonde Summer lets us know exactly what Paradise is to them. In an ode to their hometown, “CA Kid” celebrates a true affection for the Golden State.
GILL & LOVETT TO REUNITE
The always witty Vince Gill and the reliably wry Lyle Lovett are reuniting for a 13 city tour that will take place through February and March 2016. After teaming up for a series of concerts earlier this year, Gill and Lovett saw that the shows were so successful that they decided to continue the tour.
A reviewer for Elmore Magazine raved, “The evening reminded me of the Rat Pack, with pals Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra doing comedy and music and having a great time. . . . This was not the show I had looked forward to—it was much better.”
Each show will be a series of intimate solo and duo performances, during which the artists will serve as their own accompanists.
JEROME ISMA-AE AND ALASTOR’S COLLAB “OPIUM”
As its title suggests, Jerome Isma-Ae and Alastor’s new collaboration “Opium” is as addictive as a dance track can get. Its dark, alluring atmosphere suggests a deeper, more wicked side of progressive house and the steady, rising build leaves you craving for the dance floor. You’ll be itching to get your hands on this track when it’s released on September 21 via Jee Productions, a subset of Armada Music.
A-TRAK PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “WE ALL FALL DOWN”
With his new single “We All Fall Down,” out October 2nd and streaming now on Fool’s Gold, A-Trak follows the muse of “Push” even further into pure pop heaven. Featuring vocals from UK soulman Jamie Lidell, “We All Fall Down” transcends dance music’s genres and trends. It’s a welcome blend of throwback attitude (’80s electro soul, ’90s Chicago house, two-stepping Y2K chart toppers), thoroughly modern production, and earworm melodies that feel timeless from the very first listen.
DIÄT STREAMS POSITIVE ENERGY LP
Brought together by a shared enthusiasm for bleak UK punk and a history of playing in hardcore bands, Berlin based Diät have created a sound that they have described, perhaps not entirely seriously, as ‘tough new wave’. Fans of Crisis, Killing Joke and The Mob should be pleased by the band’s unlikely synthesis of depressive drift and cranked, accelerated energy.
Their debut LP, Positive Energy, will be released this week on Iron Lung Records in the US and Adagio830 in Europe.
JUNGLE ROT PREMIERE UNRELEASED TRACK WITH DECIBEL MAGAZINE
The natives are restless…for more JUNGLE ROT! And the Wisconsin death metal institution hasn’t disappointed for over two decades. The quartet makes its Decibel Magazine Flexi Series debut in the November issue (Iron Maiden cover) with “Speed Freak,” their take on the 1988 Hallows Eve classic. “We figured if anyone was gonna cover Hallows Eve, it would be a song from their first two albums,” says bassist James Genenz. “But we chose to go with something from their third album, Monument, as it’s usually overlooked.”
ACCLAIMED BAND WILD BELLE PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “GIVING UP ON YOU”
Chicago band Wild Belle (Natalie Bergman, Elliot Bergman) unveil the exclusive radio premiere of their new single “Giving Up On You,” today, making its worldwide debut on Apple Music’s Beats 1 ‘World’s First Record,’ with Zane Lowe. Following the premiere, the song will be available for purchase at iTunes and for streaming on Apple Music.
THE GOOCH PALMS NEW SINGLE
Never afraid to push the boundaries, The Gooch Palms have dropped their latest single and it’s a little different from their previous releases. While long time fans of the band could be left scratching their heads after hearing new single Slow Burner for the first time, The Gooch Palms aren’t worried, just excited!
“COPS COME” VIDEO
Northern Faces are an alternative rock band signed to Equal Vision Records with roots in New York’s Capital District. 2015 has already been very much a breakthrough year for the band as they’ve not only released their debut record, but also spent time on the road supporting The Dear Hunter and on their own headlining summer tour. In addition to those runs the band has also shared the stage with the likes of Royal Blood, The 1975, Cage The Elephant, Kongos, Say Anything, RX Bandits, Electric Guest, Civil Twilight, Heartless Bastards and made waves at both SXSW and CMJ. Needless to say, their brand of guitar-heavy, anthemic rock and dynamic live show has captured the audience at every step along the way.
BLOOD MANOR, NYC’S PREMIER HAUNTED HOUSE ATTRACTION
In 2015, BLOOD MANOR, NYC’S Premier Haunted House Attraction, located at 163 Varick Street in lower Manhattan’s Hudson Square District, continues the tradition of TERROR to NYC’S HALLOWEEN SEASON!
The residents of BLOOD MANOR have returned and are thirsting for the AROMA OF FEAR! Several new characters have joined our LEAGUE OF THE UNDEAD and are anxiously awaiting their chance to terrorize all visitors with new scares and surprises. You’ll love meeting Dr. SHOCK, – he’ll give you a very thorough check-up. Also, meeting up with BOKI will only cost you your SOUL! And MAUDE will love having YOU for dinner!
For ten successful seasons, BLOOD MANOR has made facing your darkest fears part of NYC’S Halloween season. As the “SCARIEST TIME OF THE YEAR” approaches, BLOOD MANOR again wishes to thank all of its loyal supporters with continued discount ticket promotions including the return of the very popular Student Nights; Free Admission on your Birthday Nights and promo codes on all flyers and many websites for discount online tickets. In addition, BLOOD MANOR has special discount ticket packages available.
HØØNCH RELEASE NEW SONG “TOP”
HØØNCH, the new indie-electronic group from Los Angeles-based musicians/producers Jonathan Kim and Gabriel Rodrigues, has arrived. Having played together in past projects, the duo pull from a wide variety of musical influences. The electronic undertones of ZHU, the synth-tinged rock of Phoenix, and Hoonch’s own unique hooks come together to create a sound that is truly their own.
SUN CLUB REVEAL NEW TRACK “SUMMER FEET”
Courtesy of SPIN you can now listen + share the catchy and bright new track “Summer Feet” and the band’s fresh, fall-filled session rendition of “Tropicoller Lease” HERE.
Their first-ever full length LP, titled The Dongo Durango, finds the band joyously deconstructing the traditional pop song-then rebuilding it with off-kilter time signatures, gleefully unhinged vocals, and sunny hooks that sink deep into your already fevered brain.
NO ICE NEW VIDEO
On the inspiration behind the video, Frey shares: “I am way into film, and always want to imagine the most cinematic qualities when I’m writing or recording a song. We decided to make an homage to one of the best films ever, Breathless by Jean Luc Godard, which Saskia Kahn (Director) is also a huge fan of. The scenes between Jean Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, under Godard’s cool black and white gaze conjure a portrait of falling love which is equally joyous and heart wrenching, not unlike what we were going for with the tune itself. I’m not an actor, and it was a truly bizarre experience to write myself into one of the more iconic scenes in the history of film with our very own Seberg. In fact, it made me nervous.”
HISTORIAN “PULLED UNDER”
Historian is the ethereal brainchild of LA-native Chris Karman. Karman describes Historian’s sound as “headphone music” and that’s precisely what it is: music for anyone who likes to get lost when they put a record on, who wants to be immersed. After his first record, Shelf Life, Karman converted his then studio project into a full-fledged band. With the help he fleshed out and altered the direction that Historian was headed. His sophomore release, Current, was crafted with production assistance from Be Hussey (Radar Brothers, Guides). Current also features strings from Quartetto Fantastico, whose members have recently worked with Father John Misty and Flying Lotus, among others.