JOHN REILLY NEW SINGLE
Long Island rapper John Reilly continues to strike out on his own with his slick-talking new single, “Do That Sh*t,” which is aimed squarely at the heads of all the wack emcees out there cluttering the airwaves.
When he rhymes, “Grab the microphone and do that sh*t/ We’re tired of hearin’ rappers who can’t spit/ They gettin’ booed at quick!” on the hook, it’s hard not to imagine the hurt feelings of any rapper within listening distance. And anyone who takes it to heart will no doubt recognize that Reilly’s been doing this for a minute, as he was previously a member of celebrated underground outfit The Day Laborers.
TWIN LIMB NEW VIDEO
The BreakerBox Productions-directed music video begins and continues as a warehouse performance video, much like many other. However, any viewer who stays with the piece will be treated to an explosion of animation and colors that perfectly shadow the music of Twin Limb; a warm foundation that builds into waves of climaxes that rocket upwards and fill the room. Treat yourself to a contemplative music video that pays off heavily rather than needles you with micro-flairs throughout.
WE ARE TEMPORARY NEW VIDEO
Following 2013’s “otherworldly and downright gritty” Afterthoughts EP (Under the Radar), Brooklyn electronic artist We Are Temporary is back with a video for his debut single that explores his own experience of dying. The beautifully dark and foreboding video—a masterful re-imagining of French short film Dans Mon Cocon—is a fitting first song from a debut album that explores the crossing from life to un-life.
Bassjackers return to Tiësto’s label Musical Freedom for the second time with their collaboration with Reez, a heavy-hitting house track “Rough.” The track begins with a massive build-up playing off a vocal sample, which drops into a thundering, bass-heavy breakdown contrasted with high pitched synths. The track is slated for official release on December 7th.
BILLBOARD EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES ADAM ZWIG ALBUM
Adam Zwig has partnered with Billboard to exclusively premiere his new live album, Adam Zwig: Live at the Wiltern Theatre (Conscious Records), today. The record can be streamed in its entirety exclusively on Billboard starting today and is available via iTunes on Friday, December 11. Additionally, Billboard chatted with Zwig about the new record and his life as both a musician and a psychotherapist.
JULIEN BAKER TOUR & VIDEO
Julien Baker has announced a run of west coast tour dates this February in support of her critically acclaimed debut album Sprained Ankle. The tour will begin on February 22nd at The Vera Project in Seattle, WA, and wrap up on February 27th at The Irenic in San Diego, CAM, and includes a February 25th show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA as part of the 2016 Noise Pop festival, as well as a February 26th show at the Center For The Arts Eagle Rock in Los Angeles, CA. The dates will follow previously announced shows supporting The National in Aspen, CO later this month and a two-week east coast headlining tour in January.
“TAKE ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”
Zimbabwean born Karen Mav is a powerful and passionate singer. Born into a gospel-centred family, Karen was raised surrounded by music and cites Mariah Carey and Tina Turner as her early influences.
After moving to England in 2001 at the age of nine, Karen’s passion for music blossomed through her studies. She obtained top grades in A Level music and graduated with a Music degree at the renowned Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
DOCKS NEW VIDEO
Portland/San Jose band Docks are gearing up for their album release of Misdirected on Open Door & Bad Break Records on Jan. 12th. Be sure to listen to their new single Yogurt Sunshine in anticipation for their album release. In addition, the band will be building momentum into the release with some west coast tour dates.
GEARS “FACE DOWN” VIDEO
Miami, Florida based Hard Rock band GEARS have released a lyric video for their track “Face Down” from their new EP “Pride Comes Before The Fall” which is available now on iTunes. The EP was written by Corey Lowery & GEARS, produced, mixed, & engineered by Corey Lowery, and mastered by Rodney Mills Masterhouse. The lyric video was created by James Shomo.
NEW BAAUER VIDEO
Check out the visual for Baauer’s “GoGo!” directed by Thomas Rhazi. The video follows a young lovers’ tumultuous relationship as it unfurls within the confines of a boy racer’s tuned-up car, hurtling through the clouds and plummeting to earth. It’s a candid, unadulterated look at a couple’s ‘firsts’ – the lust, the kiss, the sex, the fight, the breakup and the makeup.
Berlin based duo Africaine 808 will release their debut album “Basar” via NY imprint Golf Channel (home to Mark E, Juju & Jordash and DJ Nature) in January next year.
Describing themselves as “two nerds, nerding” Africaine 808 take the sweet rigidity of boogie and pair it with all kinds of West African sounds. New track “Balla Balla” is a sweaty rhythmic number that bounces off the club walls with it’s tribal funk groove.
‘Focus’ is a song about two people experiencing the loss of a pregnancy. There’s a very particular type of gentle empathy that both partners must offer each other when going through a miscarriage. It’s a strange type of loss, especially from a pragmatic standpoint – you haven’t so much lost something as you have lost the idea of something. So in a way you’re mourning the loss of control over your own future, control over your body, your biology. And you’re also faced with the fact that you have failed at the one thing humans exist on earth to do. ‘Focus’ is about making sure the relationship doesn’t suffer while you’re each processing things in your own way.
SEED FOR THE GEISHA ALBUM STREAM
Born in November 2007, somewhere around the Paris area, Seed From The Geisha is from its beginning a five-piece alternative/rock/pop/progressive band formed by Inigo (lead vocals), Guigs (drums), Ben (guitar), Tonio (guitar & vocals) and Nico (bass). Some gigs and the first demo recordings later, STFG released its debut full-length album called ‘Talk peace to the wolf’ (2011) through M & O Music label company (KinkyYukkyYuppy) and found its own musical path somewhere between APC, 30 Seconds to Mars, Tool, Oceansize, Thrice or Middle Class Rut.
LITTLEBABYANGEL NEW SINGLE “GENEVIèVE”
LuckyMe are proud to present “GENEVIèVE” the second project from Littlebabyangel. This follows the acclaimed debut “@Cartier” – a scrollable music-video-Tumblr that redefined the relationship between listener, viewer and creator – from the 22-year-old artist.
PANIC CITY EP STREAM
After an impressive string of DIM MAK releases, San Francisco native Panic City delivers his debut EP, Up All Night. The record is a nostalgia-inducing homage to the dance floor, starting with the bass and piano driven future house gem “5AM” featuring UK MC Kris Kiss. At the center of the EP lies the title track, a big collaboration with Reid Stefan, featuring Mike Taylor’s creamy vocals layered over chunky breakbeats and warm piano grooves. With the club-ready cut “Go Grey” and the euphoric instrumental “Future Love,” Panic City displays his versatility as a producer.
STREAM CLINT MANSELL’S REMIX OF “GIVE IT ALL”
Foals have received a BBC Music Award Nomination for ‘British Artist of the Year’. The band joins Ed Sheeran, Years & Years, Jamie XX, Florence and the Machine, and Adele on the shortlist for the prestigious prize. The band was also nominated for four awards at the 2016 NME Awards, including ‘Best British Band’, “Best Live Band’, ‘Best Album’, and ‘Best Track’. The BBC Music Awards will take place on December 10th at Birmingham, England’s Genting Arena. The NME Awards winners will be unveiled on February 17th at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. These nominations follow the band’s second Q Award win for ‘Best Act In The World’ earlier this fall.
BAD LUCK NEW VIDEO
Bad Luck is stoked to premiere their new video for “I’m The Lion, You’re Dead” via Substream Magazine. Frontman Dominick Fox explains, “This video was shot this past summer in Long Island, New York in the same area where most of us met and grew up together. We are so proud and excited to release it because we think it truly goes with the song perfectly.” The single is off their latest Tragic Hero Records EP release, “Noise In Your Head” which also features “Last Bus (Change)”.
JUDITH HILL NEW VIDEO
In celebration of the first tour dates with her brand new band, “Judith Hill and FAM,” Judith released the debut video from her album Back In Time today.
OKEECHOBEE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ADDS MAC MILLER
Mac Miller has accomplished every goal he ever set for himself. With his first album he became a grassroots rap megastar. With his second he bared his weird soul and was praised for it. His 11 mixtapes boast a couple bucket lists’ worth of collaborators, from Bun B and Kendrick Lamar to Rick Ross and Juicy J.
SWIM “LYING TO YOU”
Warm and alluring soundscapes dashed with Swedish melancholy, the contrasts of intimacy and distance are depicted through a strumming bass enriched by playful, melodic synths and frontwoman Erika’s heavy-hearted vocals. Malmö based duo Swim are today sharing ‘Lying To You’ – the second track to be lifted from debut EP ’Next To Me’ – out 11th December via With Love Recordings.
Speaking on the new track, singer Erika Rosen said: “Lying To You is about love. It is actually about love when it is only existing in a galloping mind. How you’ve tried to love someone who can’t receive your love, and how it turns your love into nothing but lies.”
ALL THAT REMAINS PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO “VICTORY LAP”
Rock heavyweights All That Remains have partnered with Alternative Press for the exclusive premiere of their music video “Victory Lap”. Watch the music video for the band’s newest single HERE.
Frontman Phil Labonte explains the inspiration behind the live music video, “We’re excited to announce the release of our new video for ‘Victory Lap’. We wanted to do a live video because that’s such a huge part of making music for us. So we hope you enjoy this little taste of ATR on the road.”
MATTHEW AND GUNNAR NELSON HELP FIGHT CANCER
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson are back on the charts, as the title track from their new holiday album This Christmas (Stone Canyon Records/Digitally Sound Records) hits #17 on adult contemporary radio and #6 on the holiday music chart. Proceeds from the song are being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
“We’ve been changed men ever since our first visit to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital a decade ago. It’s a humbling, inspiring experience. What struck us is that everyone at St. Jude truly CARES. No child is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. There’s nothing like it in the world…it’s simply magical. So, we’re stepping up and getting into the spirit of giving that makes Christmas so special. We have committed to donating 100% of our profits from the download sales of our current holiday single ‘This Christmas’ to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are honored to be allies in hope and healing with our family and friends at St. Jude. We hope the mood and our music move fans to get involved, contribute and support St. Jude,” said Matthew and Gunnar.
THUG ENTRANCER NEW VIDEO
Travel the first terrains of Thug Entrancer and MMCIII’s Arcology universe in the video for “Curaga / Low-Life”.
MELANIE MARTINEZ SETS “CRY BABY TOUR 2016”
Atlantic recording artist Melanie Martinez has announced plans for a major North American headline tour presented by AEG Live. The “Cry Baby Tour 2016” gets underway February 20th at The Showbox in Seattle, WA and then continues through late March (see attached itinerary). Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, December 11th at Noon local time; a limited number of VIP packages will be available, including early entrance to the venue, an exclusive soundcheck party, and more. For complete details, please see www.aeglive.com and melaniemartinezmusic.com/#tour.
PENTATONIX TO APPEAR AT THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10
Platinum-selling recording artists Pentatonix will perform a live preview of their recent Grammy-nominated track, “Dance of The Sugarplum Fairy,” from their #1 holiday album, That’s Christmas To Me, live at The Empire State Building on Thursday, December 10 to celebrate their participation in the Empire State Building’s Holiday Light Show which will take place on Monday, December 21.
World-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman will choreograph the display to Pentatonix’s “Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy” which will be transmitted from atop ESB and simulcast on iHeartMedia’s platforms.
MARK WILLS PARTNERS WITH REMINGTON
Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) announced today that it signed country music hit-maker Mark Wills to participate in various media projects associated with the company’s 200th anniversary, including an all-new show debuting in July 2016.
“Mark checks a lot of boxes: He’s a life-long hunter, an entertainer, and a supporter of veterans causes,” says Gary Keffer, director of media at Remington. “But, his biggest role is as husband and father. Family is important to Remington and a big reason why we get to celebrate a 200th anniversary in 2016.”
ELLE KING NOMINATED FOR 2 GRAMMYS FOR HIT SINGLE “EX’S & OH’S”
Pop, blues, and rock’n’roll singer Elle King today announces new headlining tour dates next year on the heels of receiving two Grammy nominations for “Best Rock Performance” and “Best Rock Song” for her hit single “EX’S & OH’S” from her debut album LOVE STUFF. Elle King will also be performing tonight on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
KYGO ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE “CLOUD NINE” TOUR
Today, Norwegian superstar and tropical house maven, Kygo, announces his first ever Worldwide “Cloud Nine” Tour. The musical prodigy will be making stops in a number of major cities across the globe including his biggest headlining show to date at Barclays Center in New York City, NY. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 12th.
MEYHEM LAUREN NEW SINGLE
Meyhem Lauren is a true school Queens, New York original. After dropping outerboro knowledge jewels around the globe on tour with Action Bronson, he’s back home and repping harder than ever with the upcoming free album Piatto D’Oro on Fool’s Gold.
CASSANDRA VIOLET SHARES PLAYFUL “TAKE MY TIME”
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. On the upcoming Body & Mind EP, Cassandra writes songs from a modern woman’s perspective about empowerment, solitude, love and disappointment.
VENICE NEW SINGLE
Set for release on Monday December 14th, Venice present yet another progressive trance hit with “Another Like You” featuring Anki. The duo’s third track with the South African vocalist serves as the sophomore release for Venice on Andy Moor’s Blackhole/AVA Recordings label.
HOOTON TENNIS CLUB NEW VIDEO
Hooton Tennis Club have just unveiled the video for their latest single ‘Always Coming Back To You’. The scrappy video is directed by Douglas Hart (The Jesus and Mary Chain), who has had a flourishing second career directing videos for the likes of Primal Scream, The Libertines and The Horrors.
The single is taken from their debut album, Highest Point In Cliff Town, out now on Heavenly Recordings. It was recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool by Bill Ryder Jones.
EZRA FURMAN NEW SONG
Ezra Furman has announced an extensive 2016 tour to support his standout LP Perpetual Motion People. To celebrate, he has shared the B-side to ‘Restless Year’entitled ‘The Prisoner’ exclusively on Consequence of Sound. The swinging track sees upbeat acoustic arrangements underpinned with a layer of dark nuance as he sings “I am prisoner in the basement of this house.” Characteristically, Furman has proven again that it’s his quirky disjointedness that continues to add intriguing depth to his songs.
KING CAMIL “UNVEILED”
Camil has been featured in XXL Magazine, HipHopWeekly, WorldStarHipHop, AllHipHop and Vlad TV, and appeared in the movie Coalition alongside Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan. “I really just wanted to show people I really rap besides songs and subject matter,” Camil says about the track. “Just spitting four minutes of bars – lyrical phenom, line-for-line type s–t.”
RP Tha Chozen 1 releases his new music, “The Gump”, via Rebel Genius. It’s from his current album The Harvest and features production by Carnegie & DJ S.O.M.
RP Tha Chozen 1 was born and raised in San Diego CA, an NFL hopeful whose dreams were cut down by a freak injury. With a need to communicate his frustration, RP took to writing. Under the guidance of his uncle he defined his voice, a dynamic lyrical style in which he combines intricate word playing lyricism with melodic chants. Soon after he found himself as an artist, RP signed to Rebel Genius Records. RP’s music continues to be his sound board for life, magnifying his desire to live righteously and his personal struggles with that pursuit.
CENTRAL COAST LIVE! RADIO
Central Coast LIVE!, a new internet radio station and application, was launched on December 5 and exclusively features local artists and bands from the California Central Coast. The app includes playback of pre-recorded tracks, in-studio interviews with mini-concerts and live radio coverage of local concerts.
Central Coast LIVE! Radio is free to download and available for Apple and Android users. The station can also be streamed via a desktop radio player for those who do not have access to a mobile app store. Both the mobile and desktop player display album art and list the artist/band name, song title, along with links that direct listeners to Google Play and the iTunes Store, where they can easily purchase the tracks they love.
YIDHRA “REIGN OF TERROR”
Cult Of Bathory is the impending new EP from California stoner/doom legion, YIDHRA. Set for official unveiling via Black Voodoo Records later this month, the follow-up to 2013’s critically-lauded Hexed full-length was captured live with master engineer and producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Corrosion of Conformity, Trouble, etc.) at Skull Seven Productions and boasts four dark, lead-footed hymns centered on the occult, witchcraft, life, death and imminent destruction.