MDNGHT COVERS MICHAEL JACKSON
UK dance collective MDNGHT recently paid homage to one of their heroes, Michael Jackson by recording an in-studio performance of the classic hit ‘Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough.’ The track was recorded live at SSR in the band’s home town of Manchester. You can check out the premiere over at Idolator.
KOOL & THE GANG TO BE HONORED WITH A ‘CELEBRATION’ FOR THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Kool & The Gang: Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald Khalis Bell Dennis “DT” Thomas and George Brown will be honored with the 2,560th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of recording will be dedicated at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard next to the stars of such musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Parker Jr., The Funk Brothers, Herbie Hancock, John Denver and many others.
“Kool & the Gang and their signature sounds will bring back great memories to music lovers everywhere!” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Their music career has been a part of the lives of many generations everywhere and fans will be singing and dancing along with Kool & The Gang’s music for many, many more years.”
Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be famed producer Vincent Herbert.
KENZE VS MAKJ
Having recently debuted his weekly podcast Revolution Radio on Sirius XM, MAKJ is back to present “On & On,” a new collaboration with mystery producer Kenze. A departure from what fans are used to hearing from MAKJ, the original is available now exclusively on Spotify.
A pulsating groove and raw, rolling bass, “On & On” brings a fresh feel to a classic house sound. The seductive vocals glide over a soulful top line, as the song progresses into a scattered breakdown.
BARREN WOMB NEW SINGLE
Norwegian noise rock duo Barren Womb will release Nique Everything, their second, and arguably most defining album to date, on November 27th via Spartan Records.
A track off the album titled, “You can’t fire me, because I quit” is now streaming on Brooklynvegan. The album is available to pre-order now on limited edition vinyl and picture disc at the Spartan Records store and all pre-orders include an instant download of the song.
‘KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK’
Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon in KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK. Acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never-before-seen movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends. Wildly creative and highly praised, the documentary follows Kurt from his earliest years in this visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist struggling to come to terms and make sense of his place in the world. KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, will be released by Universal Music Enterprises in multiple formats, including the Super Deluxe Edition as well as in Blu-ray, DVD and digital video formats. The soundtrack album, KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will also be released on CD and digitally on November 13, 2015. A 2LP vinyl edition of KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will follow on December 4, 2015. In addition, a 7-inch Single featuring “And I Love Her” and “Sappy (Early Demo)” is also scheduled for release on November 20th.
PANIC! AT THE DISCO SHARES NEW SINGLE “VICTORIOUS”
Last night, Panic! At The Disco shared their new single “Victorious.” Listen to the song HERE.
BLEITCH UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR ‘CRIME’ ON GIGWISE
Following the release of their single ‘Crime’, BLEITCH have unveiled their gorgeous new video for the track via GIGWISE. The video marks the directorial debut of band member Madelyn Deutch, showing the pair beautifully shot as they bring to life the lyrics of the track.
SUNN O))) NEW ALBUM
It comes with immense pleasure for Southern Lord Recordings to announce the advent of a new studio album from SUNN O))), Kannon, which will be officially released on December 4th, 2015.
Composed in the aftershadow of SUNN O)))’s most recent successes in immersive collaboration — the group having worked with Scott Walker on Soused, and Ulver on Terrestrials in 2013 and 2014 — and also from the broad and influential wake of their epitomic Monoliths & Dimensions, Kannon emerged both independently as a conceptual entity and with roots in the legacies of those projects, yet was fully realized years later in 2015. The album consists of three pieces of a triadic whole: “Kannon 1, 2 and 3.”
JOE JONAS AND CHARLIE PUTH TO ANNOUNCE THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” NOMINEES LIVE
Music stars Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth will appear live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, October 13 to announce nominees in six categories for the “2015 American Music Awards.” Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories will be announced exclusively via Snapchat (TheAMAs) in real time. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. The show will feature the hottest performances from today’s biggest artists and present fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Top Soundtrack.
EASY EYES NEW VIDEO
Wisconsin’s indie/psychedelic rock group Tapebenders release their lead video “Easy Eyes” at 10am via their Youtube account. “Easy Eyes” is a spaced out soundscape with lush grooves and an array of harmonies, but still features Tapebenders signature style of layered production.
“Easy Eyes is a natural extension of our constant want to push into other realms with our music, we don’t start out trying to write a certain way or come up with a certain sound we just let the song come to us & try to form it into what it wants to be. Easy Eyes is a good example of a song taking us in a different direction that none of us even expected,” explains Andrew Foys, guitar/lead vocals.
“Easy Eyes” is their first animated video directed by independent filmmaker and animator Jamus Andrest, of Rochester, NY.
EXPLODING CLOUDS NEW EP
Hailing from Miami, Exploding Clouds is Michael Barksdale’s synth-pop project.
Exploding Clouds started as Barksdale’s solo experimentations back in 2010 as an alternative to his darker alter ego, Culture Prophet. After many years of performing and producing with other bands and aliases, he decided to revisit his previous work and bring it back to life. Exploding clouds is about positivity, gazing into the horizon, and looking beyond what the eye can see.
NEXT TO NONE NEW LYRIC 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:
DEAD ROCK WEST NEW VIDEO
Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen came together as Dead Rock West over 10 years ago in Los Angeles, CA when they wanted to make music that captures the classic “California vibe”. By channeling the melodies and harmonies of The Beach Boys, the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, Dead RockWest distilled the essences of this sound, their musical influences and their own unique sound to record and release several albums.
The duo is back with their new record in tow titled It’s Everly Time!, which is a record of Everly Brothers’ covers.The pair shared an emotional connection to the material, especially the songs of heartache and loss like “So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)” and “(Why Am I) Chained to a Memory.” Recently the group have launched their video for “Used to Love You” which you can watch below.
MUSIC FOR RELIEF INFO
Music for Relief, the non-profit organization founded by the band Linkin Park, invites supporters and music enthusiasts to their tenth anniversary party, celebrating a decade of disaster relief and environmental preservation. Guests will be treated to an unforgettable evening complete with inspired cuisine, open bar, and up close and personal performance from Linkin Park and special guests. DJ / Producer Steve Aoki will be honored during the evening for his commitment to Humanitarian aid including disaster relief, neuroscience research and animal rights via his Steve Aoki Charitable Fund. Proceeds from Relief Live will benefit Music for Relief’s disaster relief fund and clean/sustainable energy program Power the World.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
LA River Studios
2025 N San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90065
KYGO PREMIERES BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR “HERE FOR YOU”
Norwegian prodigy, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, also known as Kygo, unveiled the official music video for “Here For You” Feat. Ella Henderson. The video, directed by Michael Maxxis, premiered worldwide today on VEVO. Kygo’s “Here For You” Feat. Ella Henderson acts as the perfect tropical soundtrack to a raging house party where Kygo can be seen throughout playing the hit song on the piano.
LLIAM TAYLOR TAKES ON STEVIE WONDER’S “SUPERSTITION”
Formerly known as Kezwik, Lliam Taylor has toured with Datsik and landed at #1 on the Beatport Dubstep chart. Never aiming to be pigeonholed in just one genre, Lliam has been broadening his sound to embrace other electronic styles and has set his sights on the world of house. A true musician through and through, Lliam aims, with every piece of music he writes, “to create a song that tells a story and makes you feel something from start to finish, whether it be intense feelings or just the need to dance.”
STUCK ON PLANET EARTH NEW SINGLE
Straight Vaughan, Ontario’s Stuck On Planet Earth are following up their recent show at Riot Fest Toronto, with the premiere of a video for their newly-released single “Use Me”.
Check out the premiere of “Use Me” on Substream. “Use Me” is also now available for purchase on iTunes.
The band tells Substream, “It’s one of our favorite songs to play live. We wanted the video to feature a character who was struggling with his duality, and losing himself in the process to his temptations.”
BRIDGET BARKAN X SCOTT HOFFMAN “DANGER HEART”
“Scissor Sisters changed my life. Not only did they take me on a worldwide tour with them for almost three years, they showed me what it’s like to be authentic and artistic in the Pop world,” says BRIDGET BARKAN, member of the iconic pop band. “I remember when we were on tour opening for Lady Gaga, I was watching her one night and telling Scott [Hoffman, a.k.a. bassist ‘Babydaddy’] about my dreams for my music and he encouraged me to keep creating.”
NPR PREMIERES HELIOS’ SOUL-SEARCHING VIDEO FOR “PEARLS”
Believe it or not, Keith Kenniff’s new Helios album is the first of three new records he’ll have out in the coming months. His other projects — the shoegazy new wave of Mint Julep (featuring his wife Hollie on vocals) and the neo-classical, solo-piano project Goldmund — both have completed albums in the bag.
ONEREPUBLIC AND PATTI LABELLE SET TO PERFORM AT ANGEL BALL 2015
Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research announced today that pop rock sensation OneRepublic and the legendary Patti LaBelle will perform at Angel Ball 2015 on Monday, October 19, 2015, at Cipriani Wall Street. OneRepublic will make its Angel Ball debut, while LaBelle – a longtime supporter of the Foundation – will return to the Angel Ball stage for the first time since her last performance at the annual gala in 2011. Proceeds from evening benefit blood cancer research.
As previously announced, Angel Ball 2015 will honor the work of Heidi Klum; Amy and Brian France, Chairman and CEO of NASCAR, Founders, The Luke and Meadow Foundation; Mary Kitchen and Jon Orszag, Co-Founder of Compass Lexecon, Co-Directors of The Orszag Foundation. The Angel Ball honors individuals who have made significant humanitarian and philanthropic contributions in support of cancer research and boasts attendees in the fields of business, philanthropy, and society alike for this annual celebration of life, music and the quest for a cure.
NOEL JACKSON ‘BEHOLD’ EP
Behold, Superfreq’s newest offering of cutting-edge house and techno is here, and it’s in the form of a five-song masterpiece from label partner Noel Jackson. The Behold EP boasts powerfully produced soundscapes that swell with energy to the point of critical dance mass.
Opening with the pattering kick-drum line of “Behold A Pale Horse,” the EP flows into the otherworldly “Alternate Dimension”, which is dominated by ghostly pads and percussion outdone only by a blazing acid riff. Then comes massive room-filler “Love is Lost,” followed by slow-burner “Unconditional (Just Give Me)” and its dilating synth leads and staccato stabs. Behold rounds out with “Heavensgate”, a progressive tech tune framed perfectly by an addictive melody line.
NERVOUS CURTAIN NEW ALBUM STREAM
“Fitting somewhere between Suicide, Tangerine Dream, and Giorgio Moroder, Dallas trio Nervous Curtains excel at creating uncomfortable yet compelling post-punk utilizing only synths and drums.” – Adrien Begrand, PopMatters
HOME LIVES DEBUT VIDEO
Home Lives are Upstate New York rockers Mike Horgan and Brittany Cohen. After having the single premiered by Happy a couple of weeks back, the pair have just had their debut video for single Cool Waves, Young Blood premiered by The AU Review and we’re really excited to share it with you.
In true DIY nature, the unsettling (and mildly NSFW) video was directed by founding member Mike Horgan and cinematography duties were on Brittany Cohen, the other half of the duo.
“BACK TO THE SUN”
Vander has performed with his band in many legendary Sydney venues, from The Annandale Hotel to The Basement to Campbelltown Sports Stadium, as well as festivals including The Cruelty Free Festival. He also had the privilege of recently supporting legendary 80’s band, Pseudo Echo on all three Sydney legs of their current ‘Ultraviolet’ Tour.
FIVE MILES NORTH OF NOWHERE “SET IT OFF”
In a world where punk rock does not have as much bite as it did when Millencolin and Refused first hit the scene in the 1990s, a group of five friends from Southampton are trying to change that.
Five Miles North Of Nowhere have been making music that makes you want to get angry, run around, and stick it to whoever is giving you trouble since 2011 by mixing the likes of Every Time I Die with Refused.
PHILLIP LARUE NEW VIDEO
On November 13th, Phillip LaRue will release his new solo album, You, through Razor & Tie. Today, the Nashville-based songwriter shares his music video for the single “Memories.” The video is currently streaming on Idolator, who writes “‘Memories’ as a song itself is completely weighted with heartfelt emotion, and the video takes that to new heights.”
Watch: Phillip Larue – “Memories”
SETH MacFARLANE RELEASES NEW ALBUM
Grammy Award®-nominated singer, writer, actor, producer and director SETH MacFARLANE has released his third full-length album, No One Ever Tells You [Republic Records], at all digital retailers today. The record will hit stores everywhere on October 30.
The seventeen tracks see the singer take on standards such as “The One I Love (Belongs To Someone Else)” and “I Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her,” as well the Rodgers and Hart classic “A Ship Without A Sail.” The record also includes some lesser-known but equally magnetic songs like “Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye” by Cole Porter and Henry Mancini’s “Don’t Call It Love”.