HXLT PREMIERES NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “SICK”
HXLT, the Chicago punk minded crooner and recent signee to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music has announced his debut, self-titled album to drop February 26th. Produced entirely by HXLT (save one track produced by Mano, producer of The Weeknd’s “The Hills”) the album also features a track with the iconic Kathleen Hanna. Flying comfortably somewhere between Joy Division, The Strokes and Dr. Dre, HXLT has been five years in the making while adhering to a completely DIY aesthetic. In addition to producing the album himself he also shot, directed and did his own stunts in all of the videos from the record.
NEW ALBUM BY JOY
Award-winning San Diego Psych Rock band JOY will release its new album, Ride Along!, on April 29 via Tee Pee Records. Produced by vocalist / guitarist Zachary Oakley and recorded at San Diego’s Audio Design Studios (Earthless, Rocket From the Crypt), the album contains nine new JOY compositions and a searing cover of ZZ Top’s “Certified Blues”. Ride Along! features guest contributions from an all-star lineup of Cali psych rock heroes, including Earthless drummer Mario Rubalcaba, Radio Moscow guitarist Parker Griggs and guitarist Brenden Dellar, of Tee Pee labelmates Sacri Monti.
Ride Along! is the widely-anticipated follow up to JOY’s 2014 release, Under the Spell of Joy, which was named Best Hard Rock Album by the San Diego Union-Tribune at the 2014 SD Music Awards and hailed as “smoldering songs that suck the listener into a a surging sea of searing solos and psychedelic swagger” by Guitar World.
ARCANA 13 NEW SINGLE
Elaborates ARCANA 13 vocalist/guitarist Simone Bertozzi of the song’s debut, “One of the first songs conceived in our journey into Italian cult horror, ‘Arcane XIII’ is inspired by an eerie movie directed by Pupi Avati. Avati never excelled in the slasher style but has always been a master of the twisted and the disturbing, with his oppressive sets and suffocating photography. To move over his asphyxiating images of esoteric nature and black magic, we laid down a groovy and hypnotic track, with one the catchiest refrains of the album. It’s also the most choral-rich tune, evocative in soundscaping the main theme of the movie: that the devil will only serve if he can be master. ‘Arcane XIII’ it’s a mouthful, yet it barely scratches the surface of what is to come.”
ALUNAGEORGE RELEASES NEW SINGLE
‘I’m In Control’, a song about interpersonal empowerment and ownership, showcases their signature and innovative take on pop-leaning down tempo dance and experimental R&B and adds a deliciously addictive dancehall edge.
GEMINI RETURNS IN 2016
Teasing his first new music in more than two years, Gemini steps light years beyond his earlier work as a dubstep overachiever, top-tier remixer, and BBC1 superstar beloved by influential DJs such as Annie Mac and Zane Lowe.
While still electronic at heart, Wanderlust catapults Gemini into a wide-angle world of pop-driven atmospherics – quite literally. Shot via drone throughout Iceland during a period extensive global travels to escape writers block, we’re swept across mind-blowing glaciers, snow painted mountaintops, sleepy villages and epic waterfalls in the arresting new clip.
In the breathtaking new ‘Wanderlust’ teaser video, UK electronic artist Gemini reveals a lush, cinematic new sound:
In spring 2016 we will be able to hear their full EP, but January 21st they are finally releasing their second single and musicvideo ”Fantasy” from the upcoming EP. Fantasy is a sensual song and compared to ”Stuck in a Second”, it is lighter and softer but still has a distinct electronic snap and knocking beat that runs through the whole song. In the middle part of the song, the singer Ylva Holmdahl’s laid-back voice sings ”Do it, Do it”, surrounded by a weightless and blurry sound. In the outro, movement reappears again with Kiwi Berg’s stringbase-melody and fragments of voices. At last it leads to the breeze of the breathing ocean.
ANTARTANDES NEW MUSIC VIDEO
The extreme metal/black metal band ANTARTANDES just released a music video for “Spiritual Descent” from their latest album Rising Okkult Spiritus.
ANTARTANDES are working on a new album to be recorded this year!
PARADE OF LIGHTS JOIN R5 ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Critically acclaimed Los Angeles alternative electro quartet Parade of Lights will support R5 on their North American headline tour, kicking off next week.
The tour begins Tuesday January 26, 2016 at Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton, CA, hits major markets all over North America, and closes out February 23 at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. The group will also be playing a special one-off hometown headline date January 28 at the Bootleg Theater in L.A.
LIONHEART NEW VIDEO
Northern California hardcore band Lionheart released a new music video today for the song “Love Don’t Live Here” via Revolver Magazine. “This is, by far, the most personal song I’ve ever written,” says vocalist Rob Watson. “I wrote this song about the darkest point in my life and when I was at my absolute lowest. In my opinion, this is one of the best songs we’ve ever written and the most important song on the album.”
TEKH TOGO “BLACK MAGIK”
Grand Rapids, Michigan rapper/producer/visual artist Tekh Togo presents “Black Magik”, his self-produced single featuring Nitty Scott MC. Togo is preparing for the release of BlackWater, his album dropping next week featuring Mick Jenkins, Nitty Scott MC and Dougy Lo Hot as well as production from Mistro, Nixon and Seventh of AGO.
“YOUR LOVE COULD START A WAR” BY THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATES
On December 4, 2014, citizens filled Times Square to protest the Staten Island grand jury’s decision to not hold the NYPD accountable for the death of Eric Garner. Months prior, an unarmed Garner was suffocated in a chokehold by an NYPD Officer for selling loose cigarettes. As the heart of the city beat furiously with pain and rage, Kyle Morris (Vocalist) and Brenton Carney (Lead Guitarist) walked through the square, absorbing the energy, imagery, and heat of it all. They walked one block up Broadway to the old Quad Studios, (The site where the Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. feud began) where they had been recording, and did the only thing they really could. They wrote a song about it.
PETROL GIRLS RELEASE NEW VIDEO “SLUG”
Petrol Girls have released a new video for the track “Slug” via noisey.vice.com. “Slug” is off of their upcoming EP Some Thing set to be released on February 19th on Panic State Records.
FERAL CONSERVATIVES SHARE FULL STREAM OF GLORIOUS, 90S COLLEGE ROCK INSPIRED ‘HERE’S TO ALMOST’
Fuzz-leaning, folk auteurs Feral Conservatives combine the intimacy of backwoods mountain folk with the subdued lyrics of genre-bending 90s college rockers like Velocity Girl, the Cranberries, and Cocteau Twins. The trio, made up of multi-instrumentalists Rashie Rosenfarb, Matt Francis, and Dan Avant perfectly balance pop-leaning songwriting with lush orchestration from Rosenfarb’s mandolin, sparse strings arrangements, vocal harmonies, and powerful distortion. After a series of self-released EPs and the purchase of a $15 distortion pedal, Ferals toured the East Coast in a station wagon before joining EggHunt Records in 2015.
NORWAY’S AUNT MARY RETURNS WITH NEW DAWN ALBUM RELEASE OUT FEBRUARY 12
Norwegian progressive rock pioneers Aunt Mary have announced the band’s return with the release of the NEW DAWN studio album on February 12. The heavy rock icons approach this come back with a new line-up, and plans to stage select appearances across the globe. Pioneers on the Norwegian heavy-rock scene in the early 70s, Aunt Mary was considered among the absolute elite of European rock bands. Alongside Deep Purple, Ten Years After, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and others, the band shared the scene, at times overshadowing these cornerstone acts. They officially broke up in 1973 following the release of their heavily progressive oriented album Janus, and the successful tour staged to support the title. Over the next several decades, they sporadically staged appearances, and issued an album of Blues covers in 1992 titled Bluesprints. After a period characterized by both musical joy and personal profound grief over the last several years, Aunt Mary looks towards 2016 with optimism and a keen commitment to cement the band’s legacy as a cornerstone act in the Scandinavian and worldwide history of rock.
SonReal is a three time Juno, and eight time MMVA nominated artist whose unique approach to hip-hop has allowed him to sustain a loyal and growing North American fan base. SonReal’s success took shape when his unorthodox approach to music videos garnered him millions of views online. He was able to maintain the buzz by consistently delivering not only quality visuals but a number of mixtapes over the years to feed the frenzy and expand his fanbase.
SIGNUM REGIS “QUITTERS NEVER WIN”
The melodic metal band SIGNUM REGIS just released a music video for the song “Quitters Never Win” online. Their new album “Chapter IV: Reckoning” was released on November 20th through Ulterium Records.
DAUGHTRY TO RELEASE ‘IT’S NOT OVER…THE HITS SO FAR’ ON FEBRUARY 12TH
Multi-platinum selling recording artist Daughtry is set to release their first greatest hits record entitled It’s Not Over…The Hits So Far on February 12th via 19 Recordings/RCA Records. The greatest hits compilation will feature two brand new tracks from the group as well as all the hits to date.
The 13 track album will be available for pre-order on January 29th along with the brand new single, “Torches.” Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat of the track. “Torches” was written by Chris Daughtry and Dave Bassett (Elle King’s “Exes & Oh’s”, Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” and Shinedown’s “Second Chance”) as well as produced by Bassett.
YANNI “TEST OF TIME”
Internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Yanni announces his partnership with PARADE magazine today to debut his newest recording “Test of Time.” Yanni’s new album SENSUOUS CHILL will be available worldwide on all formats via Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait Records on January 29th. Immediately following the release Yanni will embark on a major North American tour, beginning February 2nd in Sarasota, FL, with stops all across North America and more to be announced shortly. On this leg Yanni will be accompanied by his 15-member international orchestra. The artist will perform fan favorites from throughout his 30-year career as well as brand new compositions never been performed live.
MINT JULEP COVER WHEN IN ROME’S SYNTH CLASSIC “THE PROMISE” VIA NYLON
On their second album Broken Devotion, Portland-based duo Mint Julep instill their lush and gauzy, synth-centric brand of pop music with a raw and powerful emotionalism. The follow-up to their 2011 debut Save Your Season, Broken Devotion came to life over the course of four years, with Mint Julep reaching a new level of lyrical precision while easing into more lavishly textured, intricately layered arrangements.
DANIEL WOHL ALBUM STREAM
New Amsterdam Records is excited to celebrate the release of Daniel Wohl’s highly-anticipated sophomore album Holographic, with two NYC album release shows taking place at Baryshnikov Arts Center tonight and tomorrow (Jan. 21 & 22). The event will feature virtuosic ensembles Mantra Percussion and the Holographic String Quartet (featuring members of Flux Quartet and String Noise). A visual component by artist Daniel Schwarz will blend with Wohl’s rich electroacoustic creations to bring this spellbinding multimedia work to life.
HANK WILLIAMS JR. AND CHRIS STAPLETON TO EMBARK ON CO-HEADLINING SUMMER TOUR
Country and southern rock music legend, Hank Williams Jr., and 2015’s most critically acclaimed country artist, Chris Stapleton, will join up for a co-headlining summer tour. The two music renegades will kick off their special limited run tour, produced by Live Nation, on August 5, 2016 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Fla. The tour will visit 8 cities across the country with dates lined up in Houston, Austin, West Palm Beach, Detroit (Clarkston), Cleveland, Indianapolis and Cincinnati. The complete list of dates and venues is below. Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 29 for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com. Fans can also check local venues for further details on how to purchase tickets.
THE WIMN X RADIO MEMPHIS
The Women’s International Music Network (the WIMN) is proud to announce its partnership with Memphis-based radio station Radio Memphis for the launch of the WiMN Artist Spotlight.
The latest addition to the WiMN’s She Rocks Showcases, the WiMN Artist Spotlight is a weekly segment that features up-and-coming female artists and their music, shared during a live global broadcast that airs to more than 147 countries.
“The WiMN Artist Spotlight is one of the WiMN’s many initiatives to provide opportunities for women in music, and we are excited to have partnered with a radio station as supportive as Radio Memphis. This new collaboration will allow women in music of all different genres to display their talent to thousands of people around the world,” said WiMN Founder, Laura B. Whitmore.
SAUL WILLIAMS STREAMS NEW ALBUM
New York native Saul Williams is now streaming his 5th studio album MartyrLoserKing via NPR’s First Listen one week ahead of its scheduled January 29th release date on FADER Label. The forthcoming album features Emily Kokal of Warpaint, Haleek Maul and is produced by Justin Warfield of She Wants Revenge.
CHEAP TRICK LEAD TRACK “NO DIRECTION HOME”
Legendary power-pop collective Cheap Trick set a new course with “No Direction Home,” from their upcoming album Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello, due out April 1, their first on Big Machine Records. Pulsating riffs intertwine with the anthemic chorus in this first taste of new music in over five years from the iconic four-piece from Rockford, IL. Fans can pre-order the album beginning March 4 and listen to the first track here.
ERIC PRYDZ ALBUM TRAILER
Eric Prydz will release his debut album Opus on February 5. Clocking in at 19 tracks, Opus is a personal narrative through the diverse and rich soundscapes that make up one of electronic music’s most unique and respected producers.
Producing under multiple aliases and straddling house, techno and more, Prydz is a twice Grammy nominated artist, who has risen to the very top of electronic music. He’s headlined solo shows at iconic venues like Brixton Academy and Madison Square Garden, yet refused to give up his roots in underground club culture. For the breadth of his career his productions have walked a delicate and admirable path, straddling the increasingly divided world of electronic music, drawing admiration from chart toppers and underground icons alike.
STREAM MATTHEW CHAIM “VANILLA WAYS”
Matthew’s got his start in music writing punch line rap, which were greatly influenced by Childish Gambino’s early mixtapes. Matthew continued to grow as a writer and soon introduced singing to his repertoire. This inevitably gave his music a more mature sound. While maintaining the lyrical drive he started with, Matthew now is able to put forth strong feelings of R&B soul, carefully weaving emotional interludes into his music.
HARD ROCKERS MONSTER TRUCK’S BRAND NEW TRACK “THINGS GET BETTER”
Rock n’ roll fans around the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of hard rockers Monster Truck’s brand new track, “Things Get Better” on RevolverMag.com today. The bluesy, soulful song is taken from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album SITTIN’ HEAVY which is set for release on February 19th on Dine Alone Records in North America, Australia and New Zealand and via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group in Europe. Of “Things Get Better” Monster Truck frontman Jon Harvey commented, “The song is about the current state of the world.
RAY LAMONTAGNE “HEY, NO PRESSURE”
Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne is set to release his sixth studio album Ouroboros on March 4th via RCA Records. Ouroboros was produced by Ray and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. The album was written by LaMontagne and will feature first single, “Hey, No Pressure”. Click here to listen to “Hey, No Pressure.” Yesterday the single premiered on NPR’s All Songs Considered where they called the track an “inspired new song,” stamped the album “incredible,” and that Ray “has continued to push himself in different directions.”
OLD MONK PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “HISTORY”
Old Monk have always been known for their tremendous live performances, with guitarist Joshua Carrafa sparking flames with his frenetic licks, drummer Ian Burns relentless pounding and intricate rhythms, and bassist Tsugumi Takashi holding it all together. Musically Old Monk’s songwriting is rooted in catchy melodies and poppy choruses, their love for proggy twists and turns, is not lost. The moment they suck you in with a catchy hook is the moment they yank it away to take you the next level of the song.
UK’s THE CORAL “MISS FORTUNE”
Influential Hoylake, UK five-piece The Coral are pleased to announce the Friday, March 4 release of their forthcoming album titled Distance Inbetween on Ignition Records (pre-order via iTunes). Distance Inbetween is The Coral’s first album of original material since 2010’s Butterfly House, a gap punctuated by last year’s surprise release of their lost album, The Curse of Love. Since their debut EP release in 2001 the band have sold over a million UK albums, with five reaching the Top 10 including 2003’s chart-topping Magic and Medicine.
SIA RELEASES TODAY NEW TRACK “UNSTOPPABLE”
Singer/songwriter/producer/massive hitmaker Sia today announces the release of a new song “Unstoppable” from her forthcoming album THIS IS ACTING set for release everywhere next Friday, January 29th (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records).
PJ HARVEY NEW ALBUM TRAILER
The Hope Six Demolition Project draws from several journeys undertaken by Harvey, who spent time in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. over a four-year period. “When I’m writing a song I visualise the entire scene. I can see the colours, I can tell the time of day, I can sense the mood, I can see the light changing, the shadows moving, everything in that picture. Gathering information from secondary sources felt too far removed for what I was trying to write about. I wanted to smell the air, feel the soil and meet the people of the countries I was fascinated with,” says Harvey.
MASS APPEAL X EARTHGANG
“Hey man, say man, way back, when we, was kids, we used, to think, we was, invin-, cible, oh shit, we not, we drop, like flies…” – EARTHGANG
SEED FROM THE GEISHA ALBUM STREAM
A few weeks after unveiling the songs “Cast the anchor” and then “Starving for help”, French Alternative Rock/Progressive outfit Seed From The Geisha released last month its long-awaited new full-length record ‘Point Nemo’ for Limited CD and Digital editions on the main legal platforms (Itunes, Deezer, Spotify…). In addition to the album, the band also unveiled a brand new live acoustic video for the song “47” and the full album is still available right now for full streaming.
HIGH HIGHS NEW SINGLE
High Highs have shared another track from Cascades, premiering ‘How Could You Know’ on Brooklyn Vegan. High Highs’ Jack Milas describes the creative process behind the track as such: “This tune was one of the first ones we wrote when we finished touring and went to the country to start writing. Its a simple song that came out really naturally. It was the song that bridged the gap between the first record and this one. Once we had How Could You Know I think we had the confidence to step further into unfamiliar territory for the rest of the record. We had a lot of fun playing this one in Oli’s living room with just a piano and 12 string guitar, and that method dictated how we wrote a lot of other songs on the album. It was important to us that they sounded great stripped right back.”
THE BLAZE “VIRILE”
French electro production duo, The Blaze, have released their spellbinding new video for “Virile” – taken from Bromance Records’ forthcoming compilation “Homieland Vol. II”.