MACY GRAY PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR SINGLE “THE WAY”
Today, the legendary Macy Gray premiered the official video for her latest single “The Way.” The behind-the-scenes and on-the-road video serves as a wonderful reminder of what’s to come with Macy’s highly anticipated and upcoming North American tour. The video premiered today on MarieClaire.com.
BLACKMALE BEATS “SMILE”
Inspired by the positive vibes and heart-is-in-the-groove output of neo-soul greats such as Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith and Jill Scott, ‘Smile’ sets snatches of lustrous strings, stirring horns and sweet choral backing harmonies to a wickedly funky breakbeat and a velvety bassline. It’s a fusion of hip-hop and jazzy R&B that comes on like a contemporary repurposing of the downtempo chilltronica of a Morcheeba or Zero 7. Taking the lyrical spotlight to spread this universal celebration of love is the richly mellifluous vocal of Hackney songstress Meakoom, who earlier this year stepped back from her role fronting renowned trip-hop act The Kemistry to focus on her own Afrocentric inspirations and love of soul. She’s certainly found kindred spirits in Blackmale Beats, and ‘Smile’ is their masterwork.
LA-based producer APEK has shot to fame in little under two years since being cherry-picked by Hardwell himself back in 2013 as one of the producer’s to look out for. Since, APEK has seen continued success with a relentless touring schedule alongside platinum-selling outfit Breathe Carolina and others. Bringing his energetic, atmospheric style to Enhanced for the first time, APEK’s debut is a heartfelt collaboration with rising songstress Linney.
THE SAINT JOHNS’ “DEAD OF NIGHT” ACOUSTIC VIDEO
The Saint Johns’ “Dead of Night” acoustic music video premiered last week at VEVO and can now be viewed/shared HERE. Speakers in Code calls the song, “terrific” and adds it, “only makes us wish the album would arrive a little sooner.”
Today we are teaming up with Absolutepunk.net to premiere the new music video from PINE entitled “Waste”. The song comes from their brand new split 7″ with Dead Leaves that was released earlier this month via Take This To Heart Records. The female-fronted indie rock group mixes ’90s influences like That Dog and Garbage with contemporary acts such as Lydia and Balance and Composure. PINE & Dead Leaves are also on the road together and trekking through the U.S and Canada right now (Dates below).
BIBIO LISTEN TO NEW SONG “PETALS”
Bibio is sharing the track “Petals” with more new material to come spring 2016.
P.SEIZE “ALL ACROSS THE CITY”
“All Across The City” is the 4th visual from rapper P.SEIZE off his recently released LP “A SERIES OF UNNOTICED EVENTS”.
“Talk it how you live it, I’m all across the city with it”
This hard hitting track with production from singer, song writer and producer ASTRAY (Shady Records/ Universal Music publishing group) from Detroit is a tale of integrity and authenticity.
Guitar Triller, is an innovative handheld accessory that re-introduces the art of string striking, a technique which has been around since the Bronze Age, is now reinvented and optimized for playing guitar and bass.
Carefully designed for striking strings in a powerful and expressive way, Guitar Triller uses the force of gravity and natural curling motion of the fingers and wrist to bounce on the strings. With three different holding positions and dozens of playing techniques, the Guitar Triller’s sound bank includes harping effects, harmonic overtones, percussive power, brighter dynamics, tremolo, trilling and flanger like effects. Guitar Triller introduces new rhythmic possibilities that aren’t normally accessible to guitar and bass players.
Guitar Triller is available for a pre-order price of $15 or in 2-packs for only $25:
DASH RADIO LAUNCHES KURT COBAIN MONTAGE OF HECK POP UP STATION
DASH Radio, streaming broadcast radio platform for iOS and Android has partnered with Universal Recordings to launch the new pop up radio station called ‘Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck’ starting today. The station celebrates the upcoming release of the soundtrack to the esteemed Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck, aptly titled Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings (coming out Friday 11/13). Programming will feature songs from the soundtrack, Nirvana, Dave Grohl, artists influenced by Nirvana, and Nirvana covers for 24 hours 7 days a week for two weeks straight.
ELEPHANT STONE SHARES NEW VIDEO
Since their creation, Elephant Stone have consistently been a keystone of the contemporary psychedelic scene, managing to hang singles on the wall that keep up with all their peers and influences. Today, they share their new video, directed by Elba Berganza, for “The Devil’s Shelter” featuring guest vocals by their good friend Alex Maas of The Black Angels.
GHOST SHARES LYRIC VIDEO FOR “HE IS”
Ghost this morning shared a new lyric video for song “He Is”. Watch the clip HERE.
EMILIE & OGDEN’S “WHITE LIES” LIVE VIDEO PREMIERES ON POPMATTERS
Montreal singer and harpist Emilie & Ogden’s new live video for her song, “White Lies,” is premiering today on PopMatters. The track appears on Emilie & Ogden’s debut album, 10 000, out now via Secret City Records. Watch the premiere here:
LAMB OF GOD TOUR
World-renowned American heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD are pleased to announce their upcoming January/February 2016 U.S. headline tour featuring direct support from very special guests and thrash metal legends Anthrax, with additional support from two more bands to be announced soon. The tour will begin on Friday, January 15th in Pittsburgh, PA and visit several major U.S. markets before coming to a close in Los Angeles, CA on February 12th. Please see below for all confirmed tour dates.
JR DONATO “MAKE IT COUNT”
Leaving home can be hard, but for those of us that are adventurous and daring enough to leave the nest the journey can be rewarding. For 21-year-old Taylor Gang rapper J.R. Donato, his North Chicago roots will remain his foundation, regardless of where music leads him. “You can catch me in the hood, even if I make it out,” boasts the chorus of the Fast Money & Freedom single, “Make It Count.” Producers Sledgren and RMB Justize provide the production as hollow chimes pan from side-to-side and hi-hats rattle around knocking bass drums. “J.R. Donato succeeds on sheer menacing energy,” noted Mass Appeal in their premiere post, adding “it’s a flexer song to dance to without thinking.” The “Make It Count” video follows the 2DopeBoyz-debuted remix of Wiz Khalifa’s “Outsiders.”
SOUTH OF FRANCE SHARE NEW SINGLE VIA CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Denver, CO’s romantic dream-pop duo South Of France is pleased to announce their latest single, “Civilization,” available November 13 th on Play+Record. Initially started by multi-instrumentalist/producer Jeff Cormack in 2012 inspired by his love for retro guitar-pop, South Of France began as a spare-time, lo-fi, garage rock project until Jeff was lucky enough to meet singer/songwriter Kelly Lueke (who is now Kelly Cormack) in Los Angeles. They quickly realized they had astonishingly similar taste in music and decided to join forces to create dynamic, melody and guitar-driven indie-pop that is centered around their ability to intertwine male and female vocal parts with layers of reverb-soaked harmonies.
A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW STREAM DOUBLE EP ON HYPE MACHINE
A Sunny Day In Glasgow are extremely pleased to announce that their new double EP Planning Weed Like It’s Acid / Life Is Loss is now streaming exclusively at the Hype Machine prior to its November 13th release. With the band still living thousands of miles apart in four different cities, the double EP finds them experimenting with a fast and free-spirited approach to recording, engaging and reveling in the process of making music with what little time they have together. To celebrate the record’s imminent arrival, the band is also pleased to announce a forthcoming holiday tour, one of the rare moments when all six schedules are in harmony.
JAWARA “TOSH1” MCINTOSH THE FAMED MUSICIAN AND SON OF THE LEGENDARY PETER TOSH LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO BATTLE CHARGES
Jawara “Tosh1” McIntosh, son of the, legendary reggae artist Peter Tosh, is fighting what he believes is a grave injustice for the possession of marijuana. As a Rastafarian, McIntosh argues, “I was raised in the tradition of Rastafari, which is not simply a religion but a way of life. And in the Rastafarian tradition, herb, also known as cannabis, is a sacrament we use freely for spiritual purposes. Besides the fact that the use of this sacred plant should be protected by the Constitution, it is utterly ridiculous that a plant could ever be classified as a drug.”
LORETTA LYNN REVISITS HER MUSICAL ROOTS
Legacy Recordings will release FULL CIRCLE, the first new studio album in over ten years from American music icon Loretta Lynn, on March 4, 2016. Produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, FULL CIRCLE takes listeners on a journey through Loretta’s musical story, from the Appalachian folk songs and gospel music she learned as a child, to new interpretations of her classic hits and country standards, to songs newly-written for the project. Drawing inspiration from personal memories and deep connections to American music, Lynn’s 13 new recordings capture the essence of these songs in intimate new performances. FULL CIRCLE is available for pre-order now at Amazon Music:
BOOTS AND ADULT SWIM PREMIERE ANIMATED VIDEO FOR “C.U.R.E.”
BOOTS has unleashed his final visual offering ahead of the hotly anticipated release of AQUΛRIA this Friday the 13th on Columbia Records. The animated music video for “C.U.R.E.” –– co-directed by BOOTS and animator extraordinaire Anthony Schepperd –– premiered Saturday night on Adult Swim. Watch the video here.
YOUNG RODDY X CURREN$Y
Young Roddy has revealed the cover art, track list, and first single from his highly-anticipated debut album The Kenner Loop. This announcement was made via HotNewHipHop.com. Young Roddy has built a tremendous following from his frequent and show-stealing collaborations with Curren$y, Juvenile, Styles P, Smoke DZA and Trademark Da Skydiver, among others, as well as through his Good Sense mixtape series.
“BABY COME BACK TO ME” REMIX
CLASSIC UK HOUSE HIT from the wonderful Tanille with her heart-reaching song “Baby Come Back To Me” these kind of songs in the UK have a habit of being played every night in the street clubs as girl favorites then a few months later smashing into No 1 like Rosie Gains “Closer” and Jodie Aysha “Heartbroken”. So jump in early on this one :-) Recommended by Matchboxpool and Kings of Spins !
R&B/Pop Artist Tanille Edwards is a multi-talented songstress who writes her own lyrics and produces the musical arrangements for her fresh new songs. Her soulful sound is uniquely reminiscent of those lyrically passionate, club groovin’ beats of the 80’s.
A native New Yorker, Tanille’s music has global range.
Grammy-winning artist Tiësto teams up with future superstar Oliver Heldens for their anticipated collaboration “Wombass,” out now on Musical Freedom. With support from David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, Laidback Luke, Danny Howard and many more, “Wombass” intertwines bouncing house elements with an infectiously danceable melody, creating an unmistakably catchy tune. Tune in this Friday for a special back-to-back session from Tiësto and Oliver Heldens on Beats 1’s One Mix.
LA SINGER-SONGWRITER CASSANDRA VIOLET “LADY”
Los Angeles native Cassandra Violet leads a folkpop band infused with infectious hooks, drums, loops and layered vocals. In 2014, Cassandra embarked on a West Coast tour gaining attention locally playing the Echo, the Bootleg, the Hotel Café as well as from publications like LA Weekly, Buzzbands LA and more. In addition, her past collaborations with the band Glacier Park have been placed on The Mindy Project (Fox) and The Fosters (ABC Family), and she has contributed her songs and vocals to film scores, including the movie Girl on the Edge, directed by Jay Silverman. Cassandra writes songs from a modern woman’s perspective about empowerment, solitude, love and disappointment.
BOBBY ROSS AVILA TEAMS WITH SOCIAL JUSTICE RAPPER JASIRI X AND KING TECH TO ADDRESS POLICE BRUTALITY
“No Apology” which premiered on MTV.com is the first single from Bobby’s upcoming EP, “BEATS, RIOTS & LIVES.” Though there has been a hiatus from Mr. Avila the artist, the gifted musician had this to say of his return, “If I can be responsible for creating timeless music for the likes of Usher, Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton, Earth Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan and many more alongside my incredible sonic architect brother IZ, and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis then my time on hiatus as Bobby Ross Avila the artist is OVER! This Latino from The I.E. is back and ”Beats, Riots & Lives” is just a hello to you all….you haven’t seen anything yet!”
TWO GALLANTS VIDEO FOR “INCIDENTAL”
San Francisco’s Two Gallants (Adam Stephens on guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals and Tyson Vogel on drums, guitar and vocals) will wrap up an eventful 2015 with a string of west coast shows in November anchored by a hometown show at the Fillmore San Francisco. The band will be playing songs that span their entire catalog.
“Kid opens with a depiction of a young child who falls asleep under the table during a family party,” explains singer/songwriter Anne Lise Frøkedal. It all seems conventional enough, before the track takes a somewhat poignant turn: “It turns out that this is only a made-up memory because all the photos of the child have disappeared along with the family’s recollection of him”.
CYBERSTAR “EYE FOR AN EYE”
New Rock-Metal Supergroup CYBERSTAR featuring Vocalist Jasen Moreno (Drowning Pool), Guitarist Billy Grey (Fozzy), and Drummer Dusty Winterrowd (Allele) have released a lyric video for their debut single “Eye For An Eye”. The track which originally premiered with REVOLVER Magazine is the first to be released from the band’s upcoming debut EP out early next year. “Eye For An Eye” is available for purchase now on iTunes.
PETE YORN NEW SINGLE AND LYRIC VIDEO FOR “SUMMER WAS A DAY”
Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Pete Yorn announces the release of his sixth full-length studio album, ArrangingTime, and his signing to Capitol Music Group who will release the full-length in the Spring of 2016. In anticipation of the upcoming album, Yorn released a song with a lyric video today for the gorgeously wistful “Summer Was A Day.”
This will be his first solo album since 2010’s critically acclaimed Pete Yorn. It also marks a very special reunion with R. Walt Vincent—the producer behind YORN’s RIAA gold-certified debut, musicforthemorningafter and its follow-up Day I Forgot.
TJR “ANGRY DUCK”
Los Angeles DJ/Producer TJR takes us on another wild ride into his funky high energy style of Melbourne bounce with his latest free offering “Angry Duck.” As the title suggests, the crazy synths squelch in resemblance to our feathery friend as it bounces over a driving beat interwoven with tight vocal cuts and thunderous builds.
HAILEE STEINFELD RELEASES HAIZ EP SAMPLER
Academy award nominated actress and Republic recording artist HAILEE STEINFELD will release her debut EP HAIZ on November 13th.
Hailee’s first single “Love Myself” made history debuting on Top 40 radio as the “highest solo female artist debut at the format since 1998.” To date, total consumption for “Love Myself” is nearly 1 million track equivalents worldwide. The song reached #7 on the Top Pop Songs Chart. It also hit #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart and claimed #25 on Shazam’s US Top 100. Just last month, HAILEE performed it on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
GRAVE PLEASURES PREMIERES “FUTURESHOCK”
Set to release their debut full-length, Dreamcrash, on CD this Friday (November 13th) in the USA, Finnish death-rockers Grave Pleasures have teamed-up today with DecibelMagazine.com to give fans another preview of the album. To hear the new single, “Futureshock”, please visit:
SKI LODGE NEW SINGLE
Today, Nylon premieres a new single titled “Heaven Is Now” and said, “The track contains Ski Lodge’s signature blend of indie pop, dream pop and 80’s new wave, but this time around, front-man Andrew Marr turns the darkness up a notch, even though the message within ‘Heaven Is Now’ is anything but a damper.”
Listen to “Heaven Is Now” here:
OWEN RABBIT “DENNY’S”
Owen Rabbit is a 24-year-old electronic musician, singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who resides in Melbourne. His infatuation with the genre grew as he started studying jazz and classical music theory at university. During this time, he began creating his own electronic sounds using his laptop and self-created field recordings. It wouldn’t be long before his academic worlds and doof experiences began to merge in his own music.
COME WIND NEW SINGLE
“‘Birds Will Never Fly’ was a very fun song to work on and the technical parts in it are some of my favorite on the album,” says keyboardist Tal Miller. “I loved seeing the beginning part with the two drum kits come together, and I hope the listener will really enjoy hearing the final product.”
COBRA STARSHIP IS DONE
“After many incredible years, I’m making the difficult decision to close the book on Cobra Starship. If you stop reading this now, I want to say thank you if you’ve ever supported Cobras in any way. Whether you came to our shows and bought merch, or simply listened to a track and shared it with a friend, you allowed us to live out the most incredible adventure, and I am eternally grateful for that.
I started Cobra Starship with a fundamental desire to reconnect to music the same way I did when I first picked up a bass at 12 years old; when things were carefree, pure, and less complicated. It was almost 2007 when Cobras set out on its first tour, and just a few short years later, a groundswell of support from diehard kids all over the world catapulted us into unknown territory. To this day I am humbled by how much love our fans showed us, and by the completely unanticipated level of mainstream success we achieved. When my dad reluctantly accepted that I was dropping out of school to pursue music, he never imagined that I would have platinum records, VMA nominations, or even be able to move out of his basement (to be honest, I even had doubts about that last point). But because of you guys, we were able to achieve more than what most kids who start jamming in their parents’ garage ever dream of. I grew up as a little idealist punk who always saw himself as an outsider, and the fact that I got to play in the main arena still blows my mind, so thank you.”
NJ TAYLOR “SO YOU”
Montreal pop artist, NJ Taylor, is thrilled to release the official video for her single “So You” currently at Canadian and U.K. commercial radio. The single off her self-titled EP, released earlier this month has already been nominated for the 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Awards in the Pop category and a lyric video has generated over 75,000 YouTube views.