IL VUOTO NEW LYRIC VIDEO
If sorrow could have a sound that would be Il Vuoto’s noise. Influenced by the coldness of Shape of Despair, the melancholy of Monumentum and Nortt’s lo-fi malevolent aura, Il Vuoto crafts its own cocktail of “noisy” Funeral Doom Metal. However, Il Vuoto has an even noisier side, as shown on its demo Rehearsal vol.1, which features an extremely drone aspect of doom metal by the likes of bands such as Earth and Sunn O))).
THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, announced today the “2015 American Music Awards” nominees. Recording artists Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth rose at the crack of dawn to reveal six categories of nominees on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were announced in real time exclusively via Snapchat (TheAMAs). ABC News then livestreamed the remaining 12 categories and included a recap of all nominees in the 11 previously-announced categories. (See the full list of nominees below). As previously announced, Jennifer Lopez will host and perform on the “2015 American Music Awards,” which will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
ALANIS MORISSETTE ANNOUNCES NEW PODCAST
Multi-Grammy winning, legendary recording artist, Alanis Morissette launched her own podcast today. Titled Conversation with Alanis Morissette, the monthly podcast will feature conversations with a variety of revered authors, doctors, educators and therapists, covering a wide range of topics including psychology, art, spirituality, design, health, well-being and relationships. The podcast will also dive into topics of science, neurobiology, music, travel, social commentary and feminism. The show’s first guest is Katherine Woodward Thomas, author of Conscious Uncoupling and will follow appearances from such guests as Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. People can subscribe to the Conversation with Alanis Morissette podcast beginning today on iTunes at http://smarturl.it/CWApodcast.
TARQUIN MANEK NEW SINGLE
A unique synthesis of time-dilating folk-jazz romanticism, brittle chamber dub and plasmic post-techno electronics, it’s the Australian’s first full solo release on Blackest Ever Black, but by no means his first contribution to the label: as one half of Tarcar (with Carla dal Forno), he has given us the dysfunctional dreamsongs of Mince Glace and ‘Eija’; and as one third of F ingers (with dal Forno and Samuel Karmel) helped summon the baleful backyard apparitions of recent LP Hide Before Dinner; while his own ‘Not Missing You’ features on the BEB compilation I Can’t Give You The Life You Want. Manek has been busy elsewhere, too: he released Th Duo, an LP made under his LST alias, on Another Dark Age earlier this year.
LA BASED SINGER-SONGWRITER SARA LOV (FORMERLY OF DEVICS) SHARES “TRAINS”
LA based singer/songwriter Sara Lov returns with her third studio album, Some Kind Of Champion, out October 30th. Lov teamed up with Zac Rae of Death Cab for Cutie who produced and mixed the record having worked with the likes of My Brightest Diamond and Fiona Apple. Recorded in Zac’s Los Angeles studio, Some Kind Of Champion features collaborations with Hauschka, Dustin O’Halloran, Scott Leahy, Zac Rae & Jonathan Price.
Having previously collaborated on their release “Knives,” Dutch producers Alpharock and Vida join up once more for the high voltage electro-house hit “Guitar Hero.” Out now via Musical Freedom, “Guitar Hero” features rich, lofty leads embedded with hard stomping beats.
Jeffrey Lens, better known by his moniker Alpharock, has been turning heads since the release of his first original, “Drop the Guns,” which instantly hit the Beatport Electro House Top 10 chart. At 19 years old, the young artist has seen tremendous support from some of the biggest players in music such as Hardwell, Showtek, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Martin Garrix. Currently Alpharock is continuing his success at Netherlands’ finest clubs including Club AIR and Jimmy Woo.
NΔTIONS “MY WAYS”
Filmed in a Shanghai high rise, the dream pop duo NΔTIONS’ video for “My Ways” is a calming kaleidoscope of lights. The video is the debut visual from artist incubator BKLYN1834’s forthcoming inaugural compilation, aptly titled, Comp_01, scheduled for release on November 13th, 2015.
SUN CLUB DEBUT NEW SONG “WORM CITY”
Sun Club’s first-ever full length LP, 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.
LIBRARY VOICES NEW SINGLE “ZZYZX”
Library Voices hit us with their second single “Zzyzx” – one part love song and one part ode to a strange little place in the middle of the Mojave desert.
The story goes that back in ’44 a radio evangelist and self-proclaimed doctor started squatting there and recruited a bunch of homeless people from skid row in LA to build a 60 room mineral spa. It was complete with a church, a radio station to broadcast his rants, and an airstrip he called the Zyport. Somehow he remained there illegally until the 1970s, selling fake medical remedies and taking money from senior citizens for his ministry until the U.S. government eventually evicted him.
OZONNA LAUNCHES NEW SINGLE ‘BELIEVE IT TO SEE IT’
It’s time to meet the latest hit-bound import from the U.K. Paragon Records is proud to introduce singer/songwriter Ozonna and announce the release of his new single, “Believe It to See It.” The song also doubles as the title track from Ozonna’s debut EP. Both the EP and the “Believe” video will be released on Oct. 16.
Through an arresting fusion of pop, dance, African rhythms and other world music influences and engaging lyrics, “Believe It to See It” traces the 21-year-old singer/songwriter’s musical journey from Nigeria to London and currently to New York, where he now resides.
HARMINI “COME HOME”
Christian rap recording artist HARMINI releases his latest single “Come Home”. From the creator of “Against the Ropes” and “If I Go Away” comes the heart felt moving song and music video “Come Home”, based on the Biblical story The Prodigal Son.
MIPSO’S ‘OLD TIME REVERIE’ DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD BLUEGRASS CHART
Following its first week of release, Old Time Reverie – the new album from acclaimed stringband modernists Mipso – has debuted at the coveted #1 spot on Billboard magazine’s Bluegrass Chart. The album also charted at #20 on the venerable publication’s Folk Chart and #23 on their Heatseekers Chart, which tracks new and developing artists.
“ONE MORE TRY”
Matt LeGrand brings on an emotional and heartfelt ballad on his new single “One More Try.” LeGrand’s usual charismatic dance-pop style takes a backseat to intense emotional nakedness on this stunning new single writen by Brandon Howard (Vanessa Hudgens, Bow Wow, Ne-Yo, and Latoya Jackson.) Synths and layers of harmonies build dramatically over the whispering piano and aching strings, crafting a dynamic piece of music you won’t soon forget. Matt’s emotive vocals meld into the lush groove, heightening the nuanced simplicity that the melody captures. It’s all about the heartbreak on this one, as LeGrand takes listeners on a desperate journey to win back the woman he loves. Take a listen as he sheds all the bells and whistles and loses himself in this beautiful new track.
VIDEO FOR “STOLEN CAR” FEATURING STING PREMIERES TODAY ON VEVO
Iconic French artist Mylène Farmer will release her 10th studio album, Interstellaires on November 6th via Cherrytree/Interscope Records. The album was produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Martin Kierszenbaum and the first single, “Stolen Car” by French artist/producer The Avener. Interstellaires is available to pre-order now. The video for “Stolen Car,” the stunning first collaboration between 16-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting and iconic French artist Mylène Farmer premieres today on Vevo. The video was directed by filmmaker, photographer and comtemportary artist Bruno Aveillan and shot in Paris, between the piers of the Seine river, near Notre Dame De Paris and at the Hotel Royal Moceau.
ELVIS PERKINS UNVEILS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Elvis Perkins has announced a series of North American tour dates, highlighted by an eagerly anticipated two-night-stand at New York City’s hottest new nightclub, Berlin, on December 11th and 12th. The dates celebrate Perkins’ acclaimed new album, I AUBADE, released earlier this year via his own MIR Records label.
The North American tour will officially get underway December 10th at Hudson, NY’s Club Helsinki and then make stops in New York City, Toronto, Montreal, and Providence, RI (full itinerary below). An additional round of live dates are scheduled for early 2016 – for updates and announcements, please visit:
BROOKE WAGGONER’S NEW ALBUM TRAILER
Brooke Waggoner’s fifth studio album Sweven will be released on January 15 via Swoon Moon Music. The classically trained pianist, songwriter and arranger self-produced and recorded her new album in Turquoise Noise studio in her hometown of Nashville. View the trailer for Sweven HERE.
JESSE TEICH NEW VIDEO
Jessi Teich masterfully mixes jazz sophistication, blues grit, and soul’s tragic romance, with an edgy-but-elegant aesthetic that fluidly seeps into her music and fashion sensibilities.
She’s garnered favorable comparisons to Ella Fitzgerald, Sade, Fiona Apple, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan.
COUNTING DAYS ALBUM STREAM
London metalcore quintet COUNTING DAYS will release their debut album Liberated Sounds on October 16, 2015 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group (Volbeat, Shaman’s Harvest, Black Label Society, Gojira, Joe Bonamassa). Today, Revolver Magazine is streaming the entire album a week early! Preview the full album here:
FORT LEAN “21”
“Classic rock-inflected, hyper-chill Brooklyn band Fort Lean are supplanted by six rando bros in the new video for “21,” the latest single off their just-released debut albumQuiet Day. Each guy featured in the clip welcomed video director and friend of the band Ethan Berger into his own room to capture the intimate sing-along. It’s all soft-lit, sort of like an old video, kind of playful, but on-point with the good natured group’s aesthetic. Hit play above and you’ll see.” – THE FADER
HELLO INDUSTRY “INCH OF WATER”
Chicago’s Hello Industry has embarked on a soul searching and life changing journey which has resulted in a moving collection of eight songs, compiled to create When I Was Young, out on November 6th. Forming Hello Industry’s core are Nathan and Heather Peterson. The couple met 12 years ago and began developing the heart and sound of what would become Hello Industry. The group’s eclectic backgrounds and Nathan’s earnest and sincere songwriting push Hello Industry’s sound beyond stylistic limits, combining rock, electronic and classical genres.
BILLY SHERWOOD’S NEW SINGLE “JUST GALILEO AND ME”
“Just Galileo And Me” is about Galileo’s friend and confidante trying to convince the scientist to keep his theory that “the earth is not flat”, which is also the song’s hook, to himself for fear he’ll be labeled a heretic.The friend does acknowledge the scientist’s conviction, and the lyrics show how he knew that “eventually they would see.”
ANDREA BOCELLI DEBUTS STUNNING NEW MUSIC VIDEO WITH ARIANA GRANDE
Today, International superstar Andrea Bocelli debuts his new music video, ‘E Più Ti Penso’, the stunning new duet with Ariana Grande which is featured on Andrea’s forthcoming new album CINEMA,released worldwide on October 23rd.
WHITE SEA SHARES NEW SONG “NEVER A WOMAN”
Yesterday White Sea shared her new song “Never a Woman”. Listen to it via Soundcloud HERE. Stereogum premiered the track, declaring, “‘Never A Woman’ is practically guaranteed to have you grooving from side to side and might even elicit some hallelujah hands.”
THE WEEKND RELEASES A PAIR OF “THE HILLS” REMIXES FEATURING EMINEM AND NICKI MINAJ
Following his first solo Saturday Night Live performance, THE WEEKND surprise released “TheHills” Remixes [XO/Republic Records] to all digital partners.
As part of the releases, he welcomes Eminem and Nicki Minaj, respectively, on two new versions of his RIAA triple-platinum smash, “The Hills.” Upon becoming available Saturday evening, the remixes debuted in the Top 5 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart.
BANK OF MELBOURNE ANNOUNCES 2015 MELBOURNE MUSIC BANK WINNER – JADE ALICE
After being inundated with triple the number of last year’s song submissions from Victorian music artists, Bank of Melbourne is thrilled to crown Melbourne’s Jade Alice as the 2015 Melbourne Music Bank winner.
Hundreds of submissions were narrowed down to 12 finalists and Victorians showed their overwhelming support for homegrown musical talent, with almost 10,000 voters selecting four semi-finalists; DL, Jade Alice, Napier and Sam O’Connell.
The final four performed their songs on the largest stage in the southern hemisphere, Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre at last week’s Melbourne Music Bank finale. An expert panel crowned Jade Alice the winner for her quirky, fun pop song Kickdrum. The panel featured campaign ambassador Ella Hooper, Bank of Melbourne Head of Brand and Marketing Jac Phillips, Beat Editor Cara Williams, PBS Homebrew host Maddy Mac, 123 Agency Director Damo Costin, Varrasso PR Director Frank Varrasso and respected manager Chris Robinson.
NEW ALBUM BY A FRAGILE TOMORROW
Charleston, SC four piece, A Fragile Tomorrow are releasing their fifth studio album Make Me Over, their label debut from MPress Records. The album was self-produced and self-engineered, recorded at Low Watt Recording studios in Savannah, GA, the studio run by band members Sean and Dominic Kelly, identical brothers. They mixed it with Grammy® winning producer Malcolm Burn. Make Me Over is being released October 16, and is available for pre-order now via iTunes.
MARITIME STREAM NEW ALBUM IN FULL
Maritime will release their new album, Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones this Friday, October 16th (Dangerbird Records). “It’s been four years since the band’s last release, Human Hearts,” writes the A.V. Club in early praise of Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones, and “it’s evident that all that time off didn’t diminish the band’s ability to write an earworm.” Starting today the band is streaming the new album in full ahead of release, premiered on Noisey via SoundCloud.
ACCLAIMED ARTIST LEON BRIDGES ANNOUNCES 2016 TOUR DATES
Breakthrough soul and R&B artist Leon Bridges has announced 2016 tour dates scheduled to kick off on March 1st of next year in Atlanta, GA, touching down in a slew of major cities across North America (please see dates below) with the Texas native’s seven-piece band joining him on the spring trek. Support comes from Andra Day, who will open for Leon from May 23rd through June 9th.
The fan presale (pw: cominghome) and Amex presale started Monday, October 12, with tickets for the tour going on sale to the public Friday, October 16 at 12pm local. Fans can check with local box offices for availability and pricing, and should also visit leonbridges.com for additional information.
ETHAN BREAKAWAY “TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT (ALEX LIGHT REMIX)”
London’s Ethan Breakaway presents the Alex Light remix of ‘Tonight is the Night’. The song is taken from Ethan’s debut EP, due out later this year.
Ethan recently revealed ‘Tonight is the Night’, and now fellow rising Londoner Alex Light takes the track to new levels with his signature twitchy beats and vivid synth-scapes. Alex has previous remixed the likes of everyone from dance giant Feed Me to rock luminaries Enter Shikari.
MARTIN CRANE NEW SINGLE
On November 20 Martin Crane is set to release his first solo effort, Physical Therapy on INSCAPE. Though Physical Therapy is the first under his own name, Martin has been in music for years as the main force behind Brazos (Dead Oceans) and as the composer/music supervisor of projects such as the Academy Award nominated Cutie and the Boxer and Hugh the Hunter (2015 Sundance premier). T
TIM MCGRAW RELEASES VIDEO FOR “DAMN COUNTRY MUSIC” EXCLUSIVELY ON FACEBOOK
As the buzz around his forthcoming album Damn Country Music continues to build, three-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter, and actor Tim McGraw is sharing some insight into just what damn country music means with the video debut for his newest single, the album’s title track, on his Facebook page today at 1:15pm ET/10:15am PT along with a live Q&A with McGraw. Additionally, Damn Country Music is available for pre-order on iTunes at www.mcgr.aw/damncountrymusic; fans that purchase the album will get an instant download of the song.
ZOMBI FULL ALBUM STREAM
Zombi have shared a full stream of their new album Shape Shift ahead of its official release on Relapse this Friday. Check it out here:
BORGORE NEW VIDEO “SQUAD”
Prolific DJ and producer Borgore is at it again with his new video for “Squad” in collaboration with Getter and featuring Dahn Farro. In true Borgore fashion, the video depicts a wild party at Buygore HQ with a guest list including Styles & Complete, Twiitch, Crichy Crich, Bad Royale, Nathaniel Knows, Carter Cruise, Adair, Posso, and Half Empty.
Borgore recently released “Squad” and the accompanying video as part of his Keep It Sexy mini-album, which debuted in the Top 5 dance album charts iTunes last week. Kicking off the release and celebrating Borgore’s continued growth as one of the leading writers and producers in the electronic music scene is “Forbes,” the hit single featuring Bay Area rapper G-Eazy, which debuted earlier this month.
REMIX “BONITA APPLEBUM” PRODUCED BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
“Bonita Applebum” is the first remix to debut off of the groups 25th anniversary edition of their debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm (25th Anniversary Edition). The album will also include remixes of “Can I Kick It” produced by J. Cole and “Footprints” featuring CeeLo Green. “Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams Remix)” is now available as a free download when you pre-order the 25th anniversary edition of the album on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ATCQ_PIT25_ITNS