SALLY CREWE ALBUM STREAM
Sally Crewe plays pop music for people who think they don’t have any use for pop music.
If you’re already OK with a great melodic hook and sharp, spunky guitar work, then Sally Crewe is just what you’re looking for. But if you think pop music in the 21st Century either means teen-centric auto-tuned confections that make an adult’s fillings ache or the stuff of aging cultists with Rickenbackers and too many Flamin’ Groovies bootlegs, Sally Crewe is an artist you need in your life. Crewe plays simple, strong, but wiry rock ‘n’ roll that you can hum (or dance) along with without feeling foolish, and when she sings about relationships, work, the state of the world, and the other details of a lived life, you can be over the age of the average Taylor Swift fan and feel like you fit right in. And she makes it all sound like cool, edgy fun.
COUNTRY’S FAMILY REUNION HONORS LEGACIES OF COUNTRY MUSIC
Taken from over 17 years of tapings, the popular Country’s Family Reunion television series, airing nationally on RFD-TV, celebrates the lives and legacies of country music greats in their all-new “Tribute” series. Through their own songs and stories from the legendary artists’ various appearances on the show, Country’s Family Reunion brings a can’t-miss series and soon-to-be-released DVD box set of episodes that can be purchased and cherished as historical timepieces.
MARTYRD ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘ENDLESS’
The heavy yet technically challenging metal of Martyrd will soon be on display once more, with the arrival of a new album, ‘Endless,’ and a performance on the star-studded Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise.
In a statement, the New York-based band (which is comprised of members Aaron Pollard – Vocals, Michael Andreas – Guitar, Mike Kitsos – Guitar, Brian Nichols – Bass, and Randall Lee – Drums) explained:
“We loved what we did with ‘The Mortal Coil,’ but we wouldn’t want to keep making the same album again. All of us have grown as musicians and humans, and its been a natural progression taking us from that era to this new territory we’re exploring with ‘Endless.’ This time around, we’re diving right into the deep end, the album is darker and heavier than anything we’ve ever done before – just how we like it! It’s still Martyrd, but taken to the tenth degree.”
FROTH NEW VIDEO
NPR premiered Froth’s track “Nothing Baby” off their recent album, Bleak. The video is directed by Riley Blakeway. The band is also set to tour the U.S. in October and November, see tour dates below.
FROTH’s debut LP, Patterns, was released in fall 2013 on Burger Records and Lolipop Records, and bared witness to the young group’s rapid musical growth and developing ear for composition. A shimmering mix of jangly 12-string guitars and swirling omnichord sounds, the album offers plenty of moments of pure psych-pop bliss; however, the band also flirts with a darker, driving element that they have continued to explore on subsequent releases.
THE MUSCADETTES PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE “EARTHQUAKE”
Chantal and Kathleen Ambridge were born in Silicon Valley but raised in Montreal, and that dichotomy comes through in their music, influenced by ’60s surf and ’90s grunge, creating an energetic rock, balanced out by sugary vocal harmonies only sisters could deliver. The Ambridge sisters, joined by Joe Gagné (Les Breastfeeders) and Thomas Augustin (Malajube) recorded Side A with Ryan Battistuzzi (Malajube) at Montreal’s Breakglass Studio, and was mixed in Los Angeles with Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast/Fidlar).
CHAOS X CECE PENISTON NEW EP
Fresh off the red carpet at HAL Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Multi-Genre Producer and Treehouse Tribe Label Boss CHAOS teams up with U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Chart Topping legend CeCe Peniston on an EP that’s already dominating radio charts across the world! This hot new, 6 track collection features the explosive Progressive House original, which will also be featured on CeCe’s upcoming album, as well as 6 brilliant, Deep House remixes from Full Intention, Man Without A Clue, The Squatters, Rich B & Phil Marriott, Walter Suray, and Reload.
DIVIDES COVER HALSEY
The post-hardcore quintet DIVIDES has decided to get a little heavy with 2015’s most tweeted about indie-pop act. Halsey is given a metallic coat of paint in the band’s dark and methodical cover of “Hold Me Down”.
DRALMS PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “SHOOK” SINGLE
Vancouver, Canada’s Dralms premiered a video for their single “Shook” this week in advance of the release of their debut full-length album of the same names arrival, October 2 via Boompa Records (North America) and Full Time Hobby (Europe) – watch via YouTube.
“Shook” was directed by the band’s singer/songwriter Christopher Smith himself. Much like his curated Instagram account, he approaches video making with an eye for clean-lined minimalistic modern art and sparse iconography. Smith emerges as a skilled director, using repetitive calculated movement to draw the viewer in. It forces you to look at the details. The flowers change, the sweatshirts change, the woman in the bed is a little more in frame, the musical mood remains the same.
Featuring a supremely swung-out rhythm, “Tech” winds and grinds into a weird bass anthem that has natural bounce and flow. The stylings of Mad Zach and Conrank combine for a fully aggressive bass track that has explosive energy behind it, but focuses it into a sideways-leaning tune that will have you full on swanging on ’em.
NELLY “THE FIX”
Today Grammy® award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist, Nelly, releases the official music video for his hit single “The Fix” featuring platinum R&B artist Jeremih. The video was filmed at the iconic Sheats-Goldstein residence in Beverly Hills and directed by Aristotle (Nas, 2Chainz, J. Cole).
ALL THAT REMAINS ANNOUNCE BAND LINE UP CHANGE
All That Remains’ bass player Jeanne Sagan has decided to leave the band to pursue personal interests. The departure is amicable and the band will continue to tour in support of their latest release The Order of Things.
All That Remains lead vocalist Phil Labonte explains, “So after nearly 10 years Jeanne Sagan has decided to close the All That Remains chapter of her life. Everyone in ATR wishes nothing but happiness and success in any and all of her future endeavors. We are excited to announce All That Remains’ new bass player is a fine young man by the name of Aaron Patrick. He’s been a friend for years, formerly of Bury Your Dead and has played for Lamb Of God and Devildriver among others. We’re sure he’s going to be the perfect fit and considering his musical history I think he’s going to add a new and cool dimension to ATRs sound moving forward. Come check us out and see Aaron rock on the Hard Drive Live Fallout Tour!”
TOTO ANNOUNCES FIRST SET OF DATES FOR 2016
2015 has truly been a watershed year for Toto. After a ten year recording hiatus, the band returned with one of their most successful albums ever. TOTO XIV charted all around the world landing in the Top 10 on the charts in nine countries (Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland). TOTO XIV also became the first new studio album to chart in the US & UK since 1988’s The Seventh One. On top of all that, Toto spent most the year on tour in Europe and North America performing to packed houses.
Toto will return to the road in early 2016 with a new string of shows beginning on January 27th in Brussels. Tour stops are scheduled in France, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The band will also return to Japan for eight dates beginning on March 3rd in Sundai. These will be the first set of dates in Asia for Toto since the release of TOTO XIV. Tickets for most shows go on sale this Friday.
DAVE KOZ CHRISTMAS TOUR 2015 ANNOUNCED
Nine-time GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz will be joined by special guests Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer and Bill Medley in the must-see holiday show of 2015. Koz’s annual Christmas tour, now celebrating its 18th anniversary, will kick off at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, FL on November 27 – the day after Thanksgiving. See below for itinerary.
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AUDIEN “SOMETHING BETTER”
Audien’s single “Something Better” reached #1 at Dance Radio topping Calvin Harris and Zedd. The single features country trio Lady Antebellum, is proclaimed as “everything you need to feel good today” by Entertainment Weekly, climbed to #1 on the Billboard Club Chart, and was recently added to New York’s #1 pop station Z100, KISS FM in Los Angeles, plus over 55 other Top 40 stations.
“The first time we heard the song we knew we wanted to be part of it….we were immediately drawn to its great melody and powerful lyric.” – Lady A’s Charles Kelley
ERIC BELLINGER “VALET”
Grammy winning songwriter and R&B artist Eric Bellinger just wrapped up an international summer tour and is ready to come home to kick off a national U.S. tour in support of his new album Cuffing Season available now via YFS/300 Entertainment. The Eric Bellinger Tour begins November 12th in Seattle and will hit major U.S. cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, DC, Philadelphia and New York with more dates to be announced soon. A full list of tour dates are included below with ticket purchases available at www.EricBellinger.com.\
VIKTOR RASIIA “36 CHAMBERZ”
“I was blessed enough to spend a substantial amount of time around them and in particular Inspectah Deck, Who gave me jewel after jewel of Wu wisdom. No matter how many questions I had he always had an insightful answer. I remember when I got my first beat machine, it was an ASR-X – the black and purple one. He got up from in front of his and showed me step by step how to work it, then left me with it for two days! I now know how rare it is for a kid to get the opportunity to sit at the feet of masters and learn. ’36 Chamberz’ is my small way of saying much appreciated, your words didn’t fall on deaf ears.”
“Pink Dress,” and all of the songs from Morrison’s forthcoming LP, The Kingdom Belongs to a Child, are borne from “an exploration of shared grief and emphasize universal compassion for those who go unheard and unseen.” The singer shows raw emotion as she traverses through haunting memories of her childhood in the South as well as her recent grief over losing a child through a miscarriage, and she explores deeply held values, including racial prejudices in the U.S. and equal rights and empowerment for women. – The Boot
After kicking off their current US tour with a string of sold out shows, LA-based band The Neighbourhood share their new track “The Beach” from their upcoming album WIPED OUT! The new LP is based on the beach at night and the aptly titled track embodies that dark desolate feel, along with actual recorded ocean sounds. The highly anticipated sophomore release drops October 30 via Columbia and all iTunes pre-orders will be receive the track starting tomorrow.
EIGHT BELLS NEW ALBUM
Experimental doom trio, EIGHT BELLS, will release their sophomore full-length this Winter via Battleground Records. Titled Landless and featuring new recruit, Rae Amitay (Immortal Bird, Thrawsunblat) at the drum helm, the record is currently in its tracking stages under the watchful ear of legendary producer/engineer, Billy Anderson (Agalloch, Tragedy, Demon Lung, Ommadon, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth et al) and offers a definitive evolution of EIGHT BELLS’ eclectic sound.
In conjunction with the release of Landless, EIGHT BELLS will serve as direct support to Voivod and Vektor on their Northeastern US Winter tour with dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
PINKISH BLACK NEW SINGLE
In celebration of the impending tour, Pinkish Black have shared “Softly Everyone Dies,” a track by their previous band The Great Tyrant, whose long-unissued final record The Trouble With Being Born is finally being released via Relapse in conjunction with the new Pinkish Black album.
COKE WEED PREMIERE FOUND FOOTAGE INSPIRED “ALL THE SHADES” VIDEO
Coke Weed was formed in the summer of 2010 in Bar Harbor, Maine. Fresh from New York, songwriter Milan McAlevey and then new-to-singing Nina Donghia were already planning to start a proper rock band when a chance encounter connected them to guitarist Caleb Davis and drummer Peter Cuffari. The newly formed Coke Weed quickly got to work that fall, recording their first LP, 2011’s Volume One, a low-fi set that firmly established the band’s signature sound: the deadpan singing of Nina D. backed by inventive twin-guitar interplay and a churning, hypnotic rhythm section.
FIGHT CLVB “#SUS”
With “#SUS,” FIGHT CLVB strays from their characteristic jungle terror sound to demonstrate their versatility in experimenting with an empowering vocal lead. Having curated exclusive mixes for Mad Decent’s World Wide Radio, Benny Benassi & Friends, Insomniac, and Sway In The Morning, the boys bring to “#SUS” a bouncing bassline that’s critical of any infectious house tune.
JAMES BAY VIRAL DANCE VIDEO
The video, “James Bay – Let it Go – Dance I A Breakup Story,” features So You Think You Can Dance’s finale choreographer Talia Favia and Madonna’s lead dance Chaz Buzan. The video has gotten over 200k+ views overnight and has over 800k+ views to date. This dance tells a beautiful and moving story – a must watch!
NEXT TO NONE NEW VIDEO
Today, in celebration of their upcoming tour (kicking off this Saturday in Philadelphia, PA), NEXT TO NONE have revealed a brand new lyric video for “You Are Not Me”, created by drummer Max Portnoy himself! Watch the video here via PunkNews:
RYAN BEAVER NEW SINGLE
This Friday, October 2nd, the Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ryan Beaver will release “Dark,” the first single from his forthcoming album Rx. In advance of the song’s official release, Stereogum is offering an exclusive stream of the song.
EARTHSIDE LAUNCHES “A DREAM IN STATIC” CINEMATIC TRAILER
New Haven-based progressive ensemble, Earthside, has launched a cinematic trailer for A Dream in Static, its debut album due out October 23, on YouTube at: