KOWLOON WALLED CITY SINGLE “GRIEVANCES”
Shifting even further from their sludgy post-hardcore roots towards a sparser, more melancholic heaviness, on the seven-track Grievances, strings rattle, guitars crackle and blister, notes ring out, at turns bleak and beautiful – sometimes both at once. Recorded and mixed by vocalist Scott Evans at Sharkbite Studios and his own Antisleep Audio, both in Oakland, the recording is honest and spacious, and intense without artifice or studio trickery.
AMAZON’S THE NEXT BIG THING ARTIST MY BROTHERS AND I “DREAM”
Chosen by Amazon as “The Next” big thing via their The Next Program, which supports select new releases, EPs or albums, from emerging artists and provides visibility both across Amazon and in the Amazon Music ecosystem, Portland, Oregon-based My Brothers And I have one more feather in their cap; they have recently signed with Secret Road for music licensing.
RITUAL NEW VIDEO
Revolver Magazine has premiered the music video for “Pisces” off RITUAL’s debut self titled album! Watch it here. The album is out October 30 and is available for pre-order at iTunes and exclusive bundles with CDs, Limited Edition 12” colored vinyl, exclusive tee shirts and zip-up hoodies, flags, and more at the Bullet Tooth webstore.
GUORDAN BANKS NEW VIDEO “KEEP YOU IN MIND”
Guordan Banks is a 27-year old singer-songwriter, born and raised in the economically depressed and crime-ridden streets of North Philadelphia. As a songwriter, he has collaborated with some of the biggest musical stars of the day, including 50 Cent, Kanye West, John Legend and K. Michelle. His music is steeped in conversation, rich with textured melodies and velvety harmonies. His subjects range from the big moments to the small ones-the need for world unity and healing, the in’s and out’s of romance lost and found, and the intricacies of incarceration.
Hardcore Superstar teams up with Michael Monroe for a Co Headlining tour around Europe this fall. The band also release their new singel “The Cemetery” today along with a brand new music video for “Touch the Sky” feat. Etzia that was filmed at Götaplatsen in Gothenburg late this summer.
Listen to the new single “The Cemetery” here:
ZERO HOLDS EP STREAM
The highly anticipated The Struggle EP by Massachusetts’ favorite rockers ZERO HOLDS has finally hit the streets today! With a hype building pre-release stream of the EP earlier this week via Absolute Punk and a jaw-dropping exclusive acoustic performance on Boston’s WEMF Radio last night, the boys are more than ready to get this in the hands of the public. Emotionally heavy and moving, the EP focuses around overcoming hard times and finding the fire and inspiration to fight on, even in the darkest of times.
PLATINUM UK ROCK BAND LAWSON RELEASE DEBUT EP
UK rock band Lawson release their five-track self-titled debut EP today via Global Entertainment (available at all digital service providers including iTunes). The eponymous EP features four new tracks plus their UK smash single “Standing In The Dark.”
“Standing In The Dark” first appeared on the band’s UK platinum album Chapman Square which debuted in the top of the UK charts, sold over a million copies and spawned 5 top ten singles.
SONS OF RICO NEW VIDEO FOR ‘WHAT AM I DOING HERE?’
Premiering on influential Australian music blog, The Music, the ‘What Am I Doing Here?’ video (directed by Perth filmmaker Tara Fox) features an endearing hybrid iPhone/puppet of lead singer Alex MacRae and follows his navigation of a romantic relationship that has been overrun by technology and disconnection. MacRae describes the inspiration behind the song and clip, “It’s the question we ask ourselves in moments of discomfort, loneliness, or dissatisfaction, and the confidence it can take to address it”.
SLOOM “MAGIC CUP”
Sloom is a rock n roll band from Sydney’s Inner West, whose members are Chris Diamond and Cristian Di Paolo on guitar and vocals, Dane Macintosh on bass and Jamie Graham on drums. Coming from a variety of musical backgrounds they set out together to create their own original music. After recording their first EP, Kahayalan in 2014 Sloom has refined their sound and are set to release their first single ‘Magic Cup’.
STEPHEN COLBERT AND WILLIE GEIST TO HEADLINE NINTH ANNUAL IAVA HEROES GALA
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) announced today the honorees for the 9th Annual IAVA Heroes Gala, held on the day after Veteran’s Day, November 12, 2015 at New York City’s Cipriani 42nd Street. MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-anchor and “Today Show” host, Willie Geist, will return to host the gala honoring Scott Wine, Daniel Rodriguez, and our country’s newest generation of veterans and their supporters. Special guest Stephen Colbert, “The Late Show” host and IAVA Heroes Gala 2011 honoree will provide remarks and be in attendance along with American hero J.R. Martinez, “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald and other honored guests.
WATCH NICK CATCHDUBS “DROP” VIDEO FEATURING SHOWYOUSUCK
Ten minutes into Go To Hell And Chill and she gives you this look… Fool’s Gold co-founder Nick Catchdubs and metalhead Chicago MC Showyousuck bug out and battle demons from the comfort of their living room in this extra-trippy clip for “Drop,” directed by Matt Kliegman (aka STEAMCLAM) and premiered today on The Fader.
WOOF “NOTHING TO SAY”
Today, Montclair New Jersey’s own one-man experimental powerhouse, WOOF, unveiled the brand new track Nothing to Say with the team at The 405 as part of their “Singles of the Week” feature. Nothing to Say will be the second track off of WOOF’s forthcoming release Bad Connection – which is set for release on October 20th via Tree Machine Records.
SAMSON THE TRUEST NEW VIDEO
Samson The Truest is the project from Brooklyn’s soulful songwriter Sam Geller. The “Afterall” video was directed by Sam Kuhn and follows Geller and his muse on a journey through Central Park, the city and beyond… it’s also the music video equivalent of a 180 from his awesomely weird “Sidewinder” video (YouTube).
LIGHT YEARS RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “LIVING IN HELL”
Cleveland, OH’s Light Years revealed today “Living In Hell”, the second single off the upcoming LP “I’ll See You When I See You”, out on November 13th via Rude Records. Along with a new music video, the track is now available as an instant grat with all physicaland digital pre-orders.
AUSTRALIAN DUO FALLS’ OMAHA OUT NOW ON VERVE
They met. They fell in love. They wrote songs. They fought. They made up. They broke up. They wrote songs. Omaha, the U.S. debut from the acclaimed Australian duo behind Falls—Simon Rudston-Brown and Melinda Kirwin—is out now on Verve. “Our songs are at times deeply personal,” says Kirwin, “they’re raw, they’re real, and they’re very honest.”
Omaha is already receiving critical praise. The Wall Street Journal lauds the band’s “big drum sound and swaths of strings [paired] with Kirwin’s sweetly sorrowful vocals for a sound that builds to soaring and cinematic.” Glide Magazine calls it “a recording with woozy and lush compositions that provide for a majestic theatricality reminiscent of Beach House and She & Him, while still retaining a vintage charm.”
JOHN FOGERTY IN LAS VEGAS IN 2016
Legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist John Fogerty will bring back the golden age of rock during Peace, Love and Creedence, an eight-show residency at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas, Jan. 8 – 23, 2016.
Produced by AEG Live, Peace, Love and Creedence will celebrate the music and culture of the 1960s, with a special focus on the year 1969. Through exclusive footage and personal stories, the intimate show will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the pivotal year Fogerty wrote and recorded three separate Creedence Clearwater Revival albums including Bayou Country, Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys.
“Peace, love and Vegas! I’m excited to be coming to The Venetian and bringing my ‘1969’ show for you all,” exclaimed Fogerty. “We are going to be rockin’ my Creedence Clearwater Revival songs along with many more. We’ll have some new things added to the show, too. Hope you all can come and help us rock it up in Vegas come January!”
BABES’ “LONELY FOREVER”
The site said, “The LA fivesome’s latest channels decades’ worth of indie-pop goodness into a track you can’t help but sing along to.” The song is off the bedroom-rock family five-piece’s forthcoming full-length debutUntitled (Five Tears), out October 30 on Barsuk Records. In celebration of the release, the band is embarking on a full North American tour, opening for Rubblebucket, Summer Camp and the Stone Foxes on top of multiple headlining shows. Tickets for select shows are available now.
MS. JOHN SODA ALBUM STREAM
Ms. John Soda is, at its creative nucleus, the duo of Stefanie Böhm (of Couch) and Micha Acher (also of The Notwist, Tied & Tickled Trio, and Alien Ensemble). Since founding in 1998 as Böhm’s side project, Ms. John Soda released two full-length albums and one EP over the course of a decade, often receiving the genre tag of “indietronica” to describe the duo’s bonding of acoustic and electronic elements.
KEHLANI RELEASES THE VISUAL FOR “ALIVE”
Kehlani recently announced her European tour which runs through November and December.