PEPPERMINT HEAVEN SET TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
After cutting their teeth playing the Chicago indie club scene several years back, Peppermint Heaven aka Juno (Vocals, Keyboards) and Spark (Vocals, Bass, Drums) separately made the long trek from Chicago to LA eventually winding up together in the summer of 2011 when they began creating their own tasty brand of 80s-influenced indie pop, replete with heavenly harmonies, Juno’s delicious keyboard hooks and Spark’s inventive bass ‘n’ beats.
ETHAM NEW SINGLE
It had been three years since Etham put out any music online. The 18 year old multi-instrumentalist has taken plenty of time to hone his craft and discover his sound – now he’s ready to take on the world. Based just outside of London, Etham works from a house turned creative hub for musicians, videographers and designers.
ANDREW BIRD ANNOUNCES 2016 WORLD TOUR
Andrew Bird, the Illinois-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has announced a 2016 world tour. Kicking off with solo dates that include 4 sold-out Chicago shows at 4th Presbyterian Church for his now annual Gezelligheid shows (started in 2009), and a Crosslinx Festival appearance with a supergroup comprised of Bird, Glenn Kotche and Neil Finn, the bulk of the tour will begin in late March accompanied by a full band. Dates include DC, New York, Philadelphia, London, Brussels, Paris, and more.
NEW COMPILATION BY AL-FATIR
Al-Fatir releases his compilation, “In Case You Weren’t Awake”.
HOLY HOLY ANNOUNCE NATIONAL ‘A HEROINE’ TOUR FOR JANUARY
Holy Holy have today announced a national tour for January set to kick off in Sydney at Oxford Art Factory on the 15th, moving through to Newcastle, Perth, Adelaide, The Corner in Melbourne and finishing up at the Triffid in Brisbane on January 30.
And as an added bonus, the band will be giving away a free track to everyone who buys a ticket to one of the shows, an album, or an item of merch between now and the beginning of the A HEROINE tour. The song is called The Constitution and was an original contender for the When The Storms Would Come album.
The home turf tour announce lands hot off the heels of the band’s second European tour where they recently released their critically acclaimed debut album, When The Storms Would Come. Stunning reviews have been flooding in, including a 4 star review in The Sun calling the record “A special debut… something truly blissful.”
YINKA DIZ “BOBBY”
Born in Chicago to a mother from the infamous Cabrini Green projects and a Nigerian immigrant father, Yinka spent the early years of his childhood living in and around the city before moving to the Inland Empire, just outside of Los Angeles. A constant world traveler and student of culture, Yinka effectively canvasses his experiences in what he refers to as a ‘street-cosmopolitan’ sound.
TONY WATSON SONG FOR THE HOMELESS
MTS Management Group and Shine On Records are happy to announce the label’s third single release, “My Still Small Voice,” by Tony Watson. The new single from the award-winning artist will be released on November 29, 2015. The inspirational “homeless awareness” track will be available on itunes, amazon and other major music retailers, in more than 100 countries, worldwide, including territories in Asia and Australia. Watson is a three-time Artist Music Guild Award nominee, winning for Video of the Year, and a member of both the Country Music Association and the Inspirational Country Music Association.
PAUL WELLER RELEASES “PICK IT UP”
“Pick It Up” -another standout track from PAUL WELLER’S critically acclaimed current album Saturns Pattern – will be released as a single on December 18th. Now available for pre-order via Warner Bros. Records’ official Paul Weller store, “Pick It Up” will be released as a 2-track digital single (b/w Jan ‘Stan’ Kybert’s radio edit “Pick It Up Dub”), and on 7″ vinyl with a 7″ x 7″ limited edition art print. Those who pre-order will receive a bonus 7″ of new track “On Days Like These,” with a B-side featuring “Praise If You Wanna,” previously only available on the Japanese formats of Saturns Pattern. This bonus 7″ is exclusive to the WBR store. Click here to view the official video starring acclaimed British actor and avowed Weller devotee Martin Freeman.
EL B NEW VIDEO
Rap icon, El B, premieres on VEVO the video for “Sigo Pensando”, third single off Luz, his sixth solo album to be released early 2016 on independent label ZenStar Productions in association with Rock The Moon Productions.
Composed by El B and featuring Locos por Juana’s front man, Itawe, “Sigo Pensando” is an intimate, revealing, and nostalgic song with a strong human questioning whereby the video becomes a critique of legitimizing power and ‘false authority.’ From his vision and human experience, from his inner world, El B shares a sort of “confession” channeling various emotional states through writing and warns that every circumstance is always converged within his own being: “I believe in God, although I do not pray/ And yet there are still people that love me/ I have myself, so what if the world condemns me”.
YO GOTTI ANNOUNCES VENUES FOR THE 8 FOR 8 TOUR + MIXTAPE
Beginning December 1, YO GOTTI will embark on the CMG Presents The 8 For 8 Tour where he’ll perform 8 shows in 8 cities for only $8 in honor of the new music-starting in New York, NY. Stay tuned to his Twitter and Instagram for news about where and when The 8 For 8 Tour will go down in your town. If it’s not rolling through your city, you’ll have a chance to watch the Atlanta show via live stream through yogottimusic.com on December 4th. #The8for8tour.
THE 8 FOR 8 TOUR DATES:
12/1 New York, NY w/ Blac Youngsta @ SOBs
12/2 Baltimore, MD w/ Blac Youngsta @ Sound Stage
12/3 Philadelphia, PA w/ Blac Youngsta @ TLA
12/4 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
12/5 Chicago, IL @ The Metro
12/6 St. Louis, MO w/ Blac Youngsta @ The Lux Theater
12/7 Memphis, TN w/ Blac Youngsta @ The New Daisy Theater
12/8 Oakland, CA w/ Blac Youngsta @ Grand Live @ Venue
THE LONDON SOULS DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CITY OF LIGHT”
The London Souls have closed out an incredible year with a sold out tour of the UK alongside Catfish and the Bottlemen, and one last rawkus show at their old stomping grounds at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn before the venue closed for good this past week. To give their fans one more bit of new music in 2015, the New York City duo have shared their previously unreleased track “City of Light” in the US.
NEW VIDEO BY KHYN
At the beginning, Fab (Guitar, Vox), Max (Drums) and Sam (Guitar) decided to create Khynn in 2004. Soon after they were joined by Nel (Synths) & Joker (Bass) and in 2007, the band, based in Besançon (France), released a 7-tracks demo called “Breakin’ the Fury”. With influences from Metallica to Children of Bodom, Khynn delivers a heavy trash melodic debut record, allying power and emotion. A blast of energy serving a limitless spirit.
COLDPLAY UNVEIL “ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME”VIDEO ON FACEBOOK
Today, Coldplay revealed the exuberant, chimp-led music video for “Adventure Of A Lifetime,” the first single from their new album, A Head Full Of Dreams. The video is available exclusively on the band’s Facebook page at facebook.com/coldplay. (See below for the embed code.)
Directed by Mat Whitecross, the animated clip came about after Coldplay’s Chris Martin bumped into actor and motion capture expert Andy Serkis (Lord Of The Rings, King Kong) on a flight, and the two hatched a plan to collaborate. The video, which took six months to make, began with a studio shoot with the band in full motion performance capture rigs. Animators Mathematic then collaborated with motion capture experts Imaginarium to transform the four musicians into 3D chimpanzees.
TRANSMISSION PARTY NEW VIDEO
Transmission Party, the brainchild of TJ Byrnes, brings to life his musical aspirations with the debut self-titled LP, Transmission Party, released this Fall. With a wide range of influences which range from Blur, Oasis, Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand; to the classics such as The Beatles, Beach Boys, David Bowie and Talking Heads, Transmission Party molds his music into a unique listening experience. This is evident in his dreamy new video for “Beautiful Breakdown,” which you can watch and share here.
M.I.A. ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF “BORDERS”
M.I.A. today releases the latest instalment of an ongoing multi-media/multi-format project exploring the wider concept of ‘Borders.’
This latest instalment takes the form of a music video that was directed and edited by MIA over two months this summer. “Borders” premieres exclusively on Apple Music today, November 27th. Watch and listen to “Borders” here: AppleMusic.com/M.I.A. The song “Borders” is available for purchase now at http://smarturl.it/BordersMIA.
RUTH B EP TRAILER
Compelling 20 year old Canadian newcomer Ruth B’s highly anticipated debut EP, The Intro, is available today on iTunes and Spotify via Columbia Records. Propelled by the year’s most alluring viral hit, “Lost Boy,” and declared “an early holiday treat” by Entertainment Weekly, the EP features 3 other tracks, “Golden,” “2 Poor Kids,” and “Superficial Love,” with a live video for “Superficial Love” premiering today at Vevo, watch here: http://smarturl.it/superficialovevid. A new EP trailer for The Intro premiered on Idolator and can be viewed here:
GIRLS NAMES PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR “RETICENCE”
Following on from a lengthy tour of the UK and Europe that saw them cross much of the continent they so ably conjured on recent third album, ‘Arms Around a Vision,’ Belfast’s Girls Names today announce plans to once again hit the road in 2016- including their return to the SXSW Festival in March-alongside debuting a video for the record’s incendiary opener ‘Reticence’. It’s a fitting cap-off to what’s been a great 2015 for the four-piece that they find themselves back on the live circuit so soon after their last run of dates. More U.S. dates will soon be announced.
SIMPLE PLAN RETURN WITH “TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM”
Atlantic recording group Simple Plan have unveiled details of their long awaited, new release. “TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM” – the multi-platinum band’s fifth studio full length and first new album in five years – will be available on February 19. Pre-order information will be announced shortly. Tickets for an extensive European tour go on sale this Friday, December 4. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.simpleplan.com/tour.
From Simple Plan: “We are really excited to announce the first tour in support of our new album “Taking One For The Team, coming out on February 19th! These European shows will be the first of many international tours that we’ll be announcing. We can’t wait for our fans to hear the new album and to be back on the road.”
RICHARD PRYOR’S LEGENDARY ALBUMS MAKE DIGITAL DEBUT
Rhino celebrates one of the greatest comedians of all time with the long-awaited digital release of the revolutionary comedy albums Richard Pryor recorded for Warner Bros. Records during the 1970s and 1980s. The albums are available now at all digital download and streaming outlets to coincide with what would have been the late comedian’s 75th birthday on December 1.
“I am thrilled to celebrate Richard’s upcoming 75th birthday with this great news. A wonderful gift to his fans, old and new alike,” says widow Jennifer Lee Pryor.
SIA RELEASES NEW TRACK “ONE MILLION BULLETS” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
Singer/songwriter/producer/massive hitmaker Sia today announces the release of a new song “One Million Bullets” from her forthcoming album THIS IS ACTING set for release everywhere on January 29, 2016 (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records).
A LOVE SONG TO PARIS
Griffin House’s album So On and So Forth is scheduled to be released on March 4, however, in light of the recent events in Paris, House decided to release his song “Paris Calling” early to show his love and support for the city and its people. House fell in love with Paris during a transformative experience while studying abroad over a decade ago. Last year, he wrote “Paris Calling” about living in Nashville, TN, and dreaming of returning for a visit to France.
“For me, Paris will always be a place that can be described by three words; magical, surreal, and enchanting. My heart is in love there – in love with life itself. I celebrated the completion of my album with a return this summer to my favorite city on Earth,” says House. “I was so saddened by this awful tragedy and the suffering it has brought to such a beautiful city and their beautiful people. I send this song out to the people of Paris, who I know will not let this darkness get in the way of the joyous life that abounds in the City of Light.”
POP DUO CHAIRLIFT RELEASE NEW SINGLE
Critically acclaimed pop duo Chairlift has released new music in the form of their second single, the inspiring, upbeat groove “Romeo.” The track, which follows the much-lauded first single “Ch Ching” was premiered today on Pitchfork and will be available on all digital sales providers starting on December 1st. The lush, swaggering, running-themed single off their forthcoming album Moth will be released both physically and digitally on January 22, 2016 via Columbia Records.
BLACKBERRY SMOKE DONATES TO FIGHT CANCER
In what has become an annual tradition, Blackberry Smoke performed at a sold-out homecoming show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Ga., last Friday, where they donated $15,000 to CURE Childhood Cancer and $15,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The money was raised through the sale of VIP Meet & Greet packages at their 2015 shows. This latest donation brings the total given by the band to childhood cancer non-profits and research to more than $130,000 over the past three years. Blackberry Smoke’s desire to give was inspired by Lana Turner, the daughter of drummer Brit Turner, who was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma at the age of three. Thanks to the incredible care she received from the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, who the band has donated money to in the past, she made a complete recovery and is now a happy and healthy eight year old. This year’s donations will be used to fund pediatric cancer research that will impact children throughout the southeast region and beyond.
ICELAND’S JANE TELELPHONDA VIDEO FOR TRANSMUTED SALTNESS OUT NOW
Icelandic act Jane Telephonda, husband and wife Ívar Páll Jónsson and Ásdís Rósa Þórðardóttir are pleased to announce that their
first single, “Transmuted Saltness” was released on Mother West Records on November 27th.
OLD SEA BRIGADE “SLEEP IN THE PARK”
Old Sea Brigade’s Ben Cramer grew up playing in dozens of bands. At the age of 24, Ben’s musical path has had time to mature, develop and reinvent itself a number of times. A pivotal moment came when he was introduced to producer Jeremy Griffith in the spring of 2009. After a series of events, in the spring of 2015, Ben found himself moving back home to Atlanta, after living in five different cities while chasing different musical endeavors.
KAY JAY TAKES YOU DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE FOR “GREEN & PURPLE”
As Kay Jay prepares for the December 11th release of his EP, “Tees, Trees & MP3’s”, he decided to give us an inside look at how he manages the stress of juggling life as a student, business owner and music artist; H-town style. Trakksounds provides this classic Houston beat while the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ visual is the brainchild of A Luce Vision. While I’m not sure I’d be down with having this particular cast of characters invading my living room on a bender, truthfully speaking, we should all be having this much fun. Definitely one to bump in the slab.
NEW SINGLE BY MARBLE PAWNS
Victoria, BC-based space-pop project Marble Pawns premiered their newest track, the psychedelic head-rush “Hypnostasis”, over at Exclaim! this morning.
“‘Hypnostasis’ takes listeners on a trip to outer space, soundtracked by warbling synths and hazy vocal harmonies. ” – Sarah Murphy, Exclaim!
JMAN NEW VIDEO
Jman returns with a new video for his latest release “Everything Bless”. Dropping conscious vibes that “will turn satan into a vegan buddhist”. Blessed with production from the monster Bugseed and Si Haze on camera, expect nothing but realness!
EDITORS NEW VIDEO
Billboard recently premiered a video for ‘Ocean of Night’ from their Top 5 UK album, In Dream. ‘Ocean Of Night’ is one of three tracks on the album which feature vocals from Slowdive and Minor Victories Rachel Goswell, the first Editors tracks to feature any voices from outside the band.
LTN PRESENTS LOUIS TAN 3 TRACK EP
LOWRIDE Recordings welcomes back LTN with a stunning new EP consisting of 3 sublime house tracks.
Showcasing Louis Tan’s deeper, progressive side, the EP is chock full of the diverse sounds we’ve come to know from the Indonesian producer who’s been putting out music nonstop this year. Sit back, relax, and get drawn into the sweet house beats of The Ghost Song, Let Me Drive and Sound Francisco!
CHASE & STATUS WATCH “BIGGER MAN SOUND”
In the build up to the release of their highly anticipated fourth studio album, this month has seen Chase & Status return with the aptly named London Bars series, uniting them once again with some of the UK’s most prominent players. The last decade has seen the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Tempa T, Plan B, Roll Deep (Riko, Scratchy and Trim) all feature on Chase & Status records, and now the duo reaffirm their British roots and with several colossal collaborations.
“TOO LATE” BY THE WEATHER
After ten long years in the desert, Isaac James is back with a new electronic project, The Weather. Shaking of previous vocal house roots, The Weather has emerged with a TB-303 Bassline synth and cut up sample attitudes to produce uplifting debut “Too Late” Releasing a string of house hits in the 2000??s through Sony Music, Central Station and Vicious Vinyl, Isaac is no stranger to the scene, responsible for the ‘Dirty South remixed “Just Can’t Handle this” and single ??Baby Likes It? which charted at number 4 on the UK dance charts and gained global TV and radio play. Under a new moniker and with a fresh new direction, The Weather now makes a new home in the world of uplifting electronica; carefully melding samples, analogue synths and vocal drops in this refreshing sonic reinvention.
SNEAKY “ALL I NEED”
Australian sensation Sneaky (aka Sneaky Sound System) are coming in strong with “ALL I NEED,” the duo’s second single of 2015 and an anthem during their Sneaky Sundays summer residency in Mykonos. It features soaring, smooth-as-silk vocals from the inimitable Miss Connie married with hands-in-the-air piano stabs, a throbbing bass-line, and a UK Garage swing that’ll get any dance floor moving.
“ALL I NEED” follows the success of “Summertime Madness,” which reached #1 on Beatport Buzz, #17 on the Cool Cuts chart, and Top 30 on the Beatport Deep House chart.
Infamous extreme metal instigators, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, have returned with the first in a series of four EPs designed to decimate your total being. Led by the distinctive howl of vocalist Kat Katz, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED has unleashed a crushing, three-song onslaught of misanthropic, musical violence. Simply titled Arc, the over twenty-five-minute long sludge-fueled feast finds AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED sounding heavier, doomier and more destructive than ever before. Believe it. Each EP in the series will represent the musical influences and tastes of each member. Details on the others will be revealed at a later date. Arc will be officially unveiled on January 22nd, 2016
DONICA KNIGHT IN JAMN APP
Country rocker, Donica Knight is proud to announce her latest single, “Love Ain’t a Prize” is being featured on the front page of new itunes app, Jamn Player. The free app was created by Jamn, home of the million-download app, The Musician’s Multi-tool. Knight will be featured on the Jamn Player app beginning December 1 thru December 7, 2015. Knight will also be promoting Jamn Player on her social media pages during the week. The free Jamn Player app is available for download at:
“YOU LOVE ME” BY JYYE
JYYE, hailing from Australia, makes his Spotted Records debut today with “You Love Me,” an essential deep house gem that combines soulful, melancholy lyricism with uplifting bass-driven rhythm and harmonious synth leads and saxophones. Sporting early support from the likes of tastemakers like Oliver Heldens and EDX, JYYE is poised to quickly become a name you won’t soon forget. Full retail release to iTunes, Beatport, and all fine digital music retailers is following this week – just in time for the holidays!
BROOKE WAGONER NEW VIDEO
Sweven, available January 15 via Swoon Moon Music. Kicking off on January 8, Waggoneer will play shows including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and will play with Wilco at NPR’s Mountain Stage. Please see full list of dates below.
American Songwriter recently premiered the video for her song “Widow Maker” saying, “It’s a fast, upbeat ear-worm featuring an electric organ and a scientific spoken word breakdown.”
SKRILLEX RELEASES HIS MOST AMBITIOUS VIDEO TO DATE
Skrillex has released the stunning new video for his remix of GTA’s “Red Lips” featuring vocalist Sam Bruno, out today exclusively on Apple Connect. The video was co-written, co-produced and co-edited by Skrillex alongside acclaimed director Grant Singer (The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face” & “The Hills,” Vic Mensa & Kanye West “U Mad”) and a hand-selected crew of award-winning names in the film industry who contributed to some of the most iconic movies of the past decade. “Red Lips” is his largest video production to date, Skrillex and his team put an incredible attention to detail over several months to make this his most monumental and ambitious release.