COLDPLAY ANNOUNCE U.S. STADIUM TOUR
Today, Coldplay announced the first U.S. shows of this year’s A Head Full Of Dreams Tour. This is the band’s first world tour since the 2011/12 Mylo Xyloto Tour, which was seen by more than three million people on five continents. The Live Nation produced tour kicks off on Saturday, July 16, at New York City’s MetLife Stadium.
A Head Full Of Dreams is Coldplay’s seventh album and the follow-up to 2014’s GRAMMY®-nominated Ghost Stories. Since its December 2015 release, A Head Full Of Dreams has reached Number One on iTunes in more than 90 countries and sold over three million copies. It has also helped Coldplay to their current position as Spotify’s most-streamed band in the world.
J. COLE ANNOUNCES LIVE ALBUM + VIDEO FOR “LOVE YOURZ”
J. Cole, the multi Grammy nominated and platinum-selling artist, has announced Forest Hills Drive: Live From Fayetteville, NC out now via Roc Nation / Columbia. The album, recorded throughout his hometown performance, the last date on the highly successful Forest Hills Drive tour, features the platinum selling album in its entirety save one track along with an intermission medley consisting of “Lights Please,” “In The Morning,” and “Nobody’s Perfect.” Just his third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive debut included #1 on Billboard Top 200, #1 Rap/Hip Hop Album, #1 iTunes Top Album Chart and #1 iTunes Hip Hop Chart along with Top Rap Album at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards and 3 nominations at this years Grammy Awards including Best Rap Performance for “Apparently” and Best Rap Album.
HANDS LIKE HOUSES DEBUTS VIDEO FOR “COLOURBLIND” AT BILLBOARD.COM
Aussie rock band Hands Like Houses are on the verge of a mainstream breakout hit with the release of their long-awaited third studio album, Dissonants, that’s due out on February 26th via Rise Records. To further fan the flames of anticipation, the band has partnered today with Billboard.com to reveal a video for their new song “Colourblind.”
“LIVE YOUR LIFE”
Having fronted and written for the band Sencha through his high school years, Adelaide based artist Reuben Gore is now producing music as a solo musician.
Reuben’s music has been described as dark indie pop. He’s cited late 90’s post-Britpop as a key influence including The Verve, Radiohead, the first two Coldplay albums, and Air’s Moon Safari. Gore states, “I was born in 1997. This was a time where the world was very on-edge from Diana’s death, developments in technology, and the build up to the new millennium. I can’t really call it nostalgia since I was so young, but I’m really attracted to this era”.
VINNIE LADUCE RELEASES POWERFULLY CONFRONTING VIDEO FOR ‘GIRL’
Life can be bleak. There are ups and downs in the search for fleeting highs. There are those that seem to travel through life in the front section of the plane asking for, and receiving, more champagne. Then there are people who need to be more resourceful at every step of the way.
Jimmy Jeans is an ex-roadie who has been down on his luck for a few years in a row. He’s not bitter. He’s calmly going through the motions with a steadfast belief that things are gonna turn around soon. He can feel it.
ST THOMAS NEW SINGLE “SORRY YOU’RE SORRY”
St. Thomas is back with his third release on Linc / Sony Music called Sorry you’re Sorry. It’s a collaboration with songwriter and vocalist Eddi Cayn from the urban production collective Beatslingers. St. Thomas is a private person who rarely make apperances and has no social media presence, he lets the music do the talking.
St. Thomas & Eddi Cayn – Sorry You’re Sorry is out on Linc Music / Sony Music January the 29th!
NEW MOVE NEW SINGLE
New Move is the solo project of Jesse Bettis. This album was supposed to be released quite a few months ago, but was put on hold when Bettis happened upon a brief encounter with the grim reaper. While hosting a party at his home, a strange man infiltrated the get together, posing as a friend of a friend. After the group realized he was an intruder, an exit- struggle ensued, leading the man to pull a knife and stab Bettis in the ribs before fleeing. Bettis was rushed to the hospital where he spent several days on the brink, leaving time to reflect. In the following months Bettis’ wounds healed, his strength returned, and as a testament to his resilience he’s finally ready to show the world his record. New Move has emerged as a shining star of pop determination in the live sense. Framed as a classic American pop-quintet, the band paints their songs with elements of glam rock, doo-wop and modern indie-pop. New Move’s s/t debut will be released on Bug Hunt on this Friday.
KARSH KALE ALBUM PREVIEW
This Friday January 29th Karsh Kale will release his forthcoming album UP on Six Degrees Records. The album can now be heard via an exclusive stream on Glide Magazine. Glide observes “Kale is an expert at crafting jet-setting dance music that brings cultures from seemingly every corner of the planet together. The beauty of UP is that Kale never loses sight of his own connections to the music and culture of India, using Carnatic melodies, tablas, and Bansuri flutes to complement rich, expansive beats.”
MUSIQ SOULCHILD RELEASES A NEW HIT SINGLE
Musiq Soulchild is back with a new single, “I Do” just in time for Valentines Day! The single from the upcoming album, “Life on Earth” is a true testament to the classic, passionate and modern sound of the Hip Hop Soul Artist. The 12 track album, produced by award winning producer, Warren Campbell and distributed through eOne Music is set to be released this April. The single will be available where digital media is sold, Thursday, January 28, 2016.
BUYINZA “LITTLE BY LITTLE”
Buyinza is a new solo artist who was born in Uganda but is currently based in Holloway, North London.
Buyinza moved to London 6 years ago and became a hospitality and management student before being spotted by a producer from Mzuka Studios in Forest Gate, London where her latest single ” Little by Little” was recorded and produced.
Buyinza has also recorded several duets with Prince A a fellow recording artist at Mzuka Studios.
THE HYPOTHESIS DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO “EYE FOR AN EYE”
THE HYPOTHESIS, a Finnish band playing fresh, modern metal, has released a music video from their upcoming debut album. The video introduces the impressive array of band members, who are or have previously played in other bands, such as Paradise Lost, Vallenfyre, Red Moon Architect, Dimebag Beyond Forever, Dead Shape Figure and Naildown.
ANTARTANDES MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED
The extreme metal/black metal band ANTARTANDES just released a music video for “Spiritual Descent” from their latest album Rising Okkult Spiritus.
Tritonal kick off 2016 with new single “Blackout,” a fan favorite that has been played out in sets and DJ mixes by the duo for a year and now finally sees the light of day. Out now via Enhanced Music, the single marks a step forward for Tritonal by adding deep sub-bass kick drums and dark snares into their already signature style of melodic electro house to create a new sound that is as equally cinematic as it is symphonic. Featuring vocals from Steph Jones, the song is sure to give even the most ardent Tritonians chills from the moment it starts.
WALKING ON CARS “SPEEDING CARS” VIDEO
Produced by the MyRiot production team of Tim Bran and Roy Kerr (London Grammar, Bloc Party, Foxes), Everything This Way was the only pre-order able to take the No. 1 spot away from Adele anywhere in the world when it claimed the top spot in Ireland. The evocative track “Speeding Cars” topped the Irish Shazam chart and went on to become a Top 10 airplay hit. View the official video for “Speeding Cars”. “Catch Me If You Can,” another song found on the album, was featured as one of Annie Mac’s Hottest Records on BBC Radio 1 and reached No. 1 on the iTunes chart in Ireland.
ZAYN “PILLOWTALK” DEBUT SINGLE AND VIDEO
“PILLOWTALK,” the evocative debut single and video by Zayn, are available today. The video for “PILLOWTALK” features Zayn with model Gigi Hadid and was directed by multi-award winning filmmaker Bouha Kazmi. “PILLOWTALK” is the first single from Zayn’s highly anticipated debut album MIND OF MINE, which will be available on March 25 via RCA Records. The release of MIND OF MINE comes on the anniversary of Zayn’s decision to become a solo artist and focus on the next chapter of his music evolution. “Once they hear it, I feel like they will understand me a little bit more,” Zayn recently disclosed to FADER. “For 10 years, this album has been in my brain, and it’s just been there, sat with me, needing to be out.”
ED THOMAS “LOVE IS RED”
“Love Is Red” marks the return of Ed Thomas after a year of silence and writing behind the scenes. His January 2014 debut artist EP ‘OUTLAWS’ was 5 tracks of expertly crafted R&B pop and now “Love Is Red” launches his 2016.
The soulful song will remind supporters of his unique talent for creating pop where US R&B meets British pop-rock – a Peter Gabriel for The Weeknd generation. Or as Grammy Award winning 2 Inch Punch says “Drake meets Coldplay”. As well as his own music, Ed works as a songwriter for the likes of Maverick Sabre, George The Poet, Gorgon City and more.
BACKSTAGE WITH CITI – SARA BAREILLES INTERVIEW
Citi is an official sponsor of Yahoo Live, a pioneering music experience on Yahoo, including the Live Nation Channel which offers fans a live concerts and festivals all year long. Backstage with Citi is an extension of Citi’s long-standing relationship with Live Nation. Backstage with Citi gives Citi card members and music fans a glimpse behind the scenes with in-depth, compelling, interviews with some of the biggest names in music.
MOTHXR SHARE NEW TRACK
MOTHXR premiered “She Can’t Tell,” the latest track off their upcoming album Centerfold via The FADER. Of the electro infused track, Penn said, “you know, it’s a sweet little pop formula twisted into a dark haze.”
The FADER describes the addictive dark tune as evidence that “tragedy is still the best ingredient for beautiful music.”
AKON UNVEILS NEW TRACK “HYPNOTIZED”
The multiple GRAMMY® Award nominated rapper/singer/producer/entrepreneur premiered the highly anticipated song on his website:
MONEY “ALL MY LIFE”
To celebrate the release of their transcendent sophomore album, Suicide Songs today, Money have shared ‘All My Life’ on SPIN. This comes on the heels of the announcement that the band are confirmed for this years SXSW festival in March.
In 2013, MONEY released their acclaimed debut album The Shadow Of Heaven, following only a handful of concerts that felt more like communions in out-of-the-way venues, advertised only by word-of-mouth. The record sounded similarly crafted – all haunted melody and atmosphere, invested with an unusually ambitious and uncompromising lyrical zeal. This was a band that invested as much in what they meant as how they sounded.
JAY SMITH “OUT OF LIFE”
Platinum awarded, Swedish idol winner, singer-songwriter and incredible voice Jay Smith announces the release of his new single “Out Of LIfe”.
Over the past two years Jay has released one full length album, three singles and earned a wide reputation as an outstanding live artist with a track record of more than one hundred executed shows in twenty-four months.
COLDPLAY PREMIERE “HYMN FOR THE WEEKEND” VIDEO FEATURING BEYONCE
Coldplay’s new video, “Hymn For The Weekend,” premiered today. The vibrant, colorful video was filmed on location in Mumbai and features a guest appearance from Beyoncé (who adds dream-like vocals to the track). It was directed by Ben Mor and also features a cameo from Bollywood superstar Sonam Kapoor.
INDIAN PRINCESS ‘ELECTRONIC BEATS’
London based EDM artist INDIAN PRINCESS follows up from the previous global club hit with Soulcast “Someone Like Me” and recent club hits with Kilian Taras & CandyBlasters to bring us Electronic Beats.
This has global smash written all over it as Indian Princess sublimely brings together a real mix of East and West just like her. Her lyrics certainly capture the current mood of electronic music fans across the globe with “We all the share the beats, language of a universal feeling”.
CASSANDRA VIOLET SHARES INFECTIOUS FOLK POP EP
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.
MARK ERELLI TITLE TRACK
Boston songwriter Mark Erelli is at the pinnacle of his career. Following nine albums, years as a top sideman, multiple collaborations and a recent tribute album, he’s ready to impart his culminating work. Mark Erelli will release For A Song on April 8. The title track is available now via iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and Soundcloud.
COUNTRY SUPERGROUP EXILE ANNOUNCES 2016 TOUR DATES
Country rockers Exile will bring their energetic show, packed with hits like “Kiss You All Over” and “She’s A Miracle,” to 15 venues across the country during the first leg of their 2016 tour.
The group will set sail with “Country’s Family Reunion” Cruise Jan. 31-Feb. 7 before their first stop on their nationwide tour Feb. 13 in Columbus, Ohio. A full tour schedule is below.
“We’re excited to announce the first few dates of our 2016 tour – the 53rd year of Exile! We’re especially proud to start this year with many of our fellow Artists and friends, on the Larry’s Country Diner/Country’s Family Reunion Caribbean Cruise. Here’s to another year of seeing old friends, and making new ones,” said keyboardist, Marlon Hargis.
PAUL MEADOW SHARE VIDEO FOR “HEART OF A DOG”
Brooklyn-based slop folk outfit Paul Meadow is pleased to share the video for “Heart of a Dog,” the latest single from their Cheap & Easy EP, a five-song collection of jingles for any revolution inspired by Sunset Park, delivery services, long winters, and perpetual war. Available now, the limited edition 10″ vinyl celebrates “the fall of mankind”, according to Paul Meadow.
“Life on the street when your hands are your feet…lying doubled over drunk from the meat,” explains Chris Lee, one half of the duo.” Inspired by these words from Paul Meadow the video was shot on the Pacific coast in Guatemala.”
CAUTIONERS NEW VIDEO “DAISIES”
In 2014, Cautioners entered the studio with Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight, The Starting Line). Their first effort as Cautioners, Dead Ends was released in early 2015. Adding a new bass player into the mix that same year, they spent much of 2015 writing and crafting new material. Their new single “Daisies” is the first peak at that material. The song is a metaphor about someone who used to make you feel complete making you feel hollow and cold, like you’re dead to them. With the term “pushing up daisies” meaning that you’re dead and buried, this song is told in the perspective of a dead person, and conveyed visually with this music video.
BOBBY BRACKINS “FAITHFUL”
Grammy-nominated, Los Angeles-based songwriter Bobby Brackins just keeps the bangers coming. The Oakland native is gearing up for a 3-part EP release, … To Live For, … To Kill For, and … To Die For, with the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted single “Faithful.” With an infectious hook and production by frequent collaborator Nic Nac, the California hitmakers deliver an anthem about having difficulties remaining loyal with so many options around. “Faithful” is a strong first offering from … To Live For, which features a powerhouse roster including Ty Dolla $ign, Zendaya, Eric Bellinger, Austin Mahone, Jeremih, G-Eazy, Marc E. Bassy, Wash, and his budding artist, Mina.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN TO BE HONORED
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research will hold its annual black-tie New York Gala on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street. The Foundation will honor legendary Academy Award-winning film producer and longtime amfAR supporter and friend, Harvey Weinstein, for his exceptional contributions to the global struggle against HIV/AIDS. Harry Winston will generously serve as the event’s presenting sponsor.
The New York Gala, now in its 18th year, will kick off Fashion Week with a black-tie gala dinner, a live auction, an honoree tribute, and a special performance. Chairs include Harry Belafonte, Steve Buscemi, Jim Clerkin, Andy Cohen, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Patrick Demarchelier, John Demsey, Morgan Freeman, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Richard Gere, Nayla Hayek, Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Harvey Keitel, David and Lauren Bush Lauren, Terry Lundgren, Matthew McConaughey, Dame Helen Mirren, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Alex Soros, Kerry Washington, Michelle Williams, Mathilde Krim, Ph.D., and amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole. Vice Chairs of the event include Jonathan Canno and Pierce Canno Roberts, James F. Cantelupe, Paul Chan and Don Toumey, David Ricanati, John and Stephanie Roberts, and Nancy and Alan Schwartz. President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton will serve as Honorary Chairs.
D∆WN (DAWN RICHARD) SHARES NEW SINGLE “NOT ABOVE THAT”
D∆WN, aka Dawn Richard, releases her first single of 2016 and a second taste of one of the year’s most anticipated albums. D∆WN has been one of music’s most distinctive voices and songwriters since 2004, first as a member of Danity Kane and then as part of Dirty Money with Diddy and Kalenna Harper, releasing the classic Last Train to Paris. However, it’s as a solo artist that she’s really soared.
LANTERNS ON THE LAKE VIDEO
Following the release of their lush third full-length record Beings last November on Bella Union, Lanterns On The Lake have shared the poignant video for ‘Through The Cellar Door’ on DIY. The track begins wispy and earnest, as front woman Hazel Wilde’s voice is ushered in on a subtle wave of emotive guitar lines. Her sentiment gradually builds, growing into a-blown-out climax of bombastic riffs and percussion, showcasing the dichotomous appeal that make Lanterns on the Lake so fascinating to begin with. The video artfully blurs in and out of vignettes of being, following a disparate cast of characters in the midst of stark moments that evoke feelings that are both familiar and intimate.
WYVERN LINGO NEW VIDEO
Wyvern Lingo are a three-piece from County Wicklow, Ireland. Friends and bandmates since school days, Wyvern Lingo share a gift for close harmony, keen songcraft and effervescent live performance which belies their tender years. Drawing on a diverse range of influences from pop, rock and RnB, their voices interweave to create a fresh, forward-looking sound.
YO GOTTI NEW VIDEO
New music video “Legendary”:
MOUNT MORIAH “BABY BLUE”
Today, Mount Moriah shared the song “Baby Blue” from their forthcoming album How to Dance by way of a touching new video. In their premiere, Stereogum wrote, “The video for new How to Dance single “Baby Blue” ruptures the fourth wall in the same way Mount Moriah’s music ruptures the traditional themes of Southern roots rock.”
BEAUTY SLEEP “THE DARK”
Following in the footsteps of Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club, General Fiasco, and most recently Pleasure Beach, Belfast is becoming a haven for dreamy indie bands.
Cue January 2016, cometh Beauty Sleep. A new 3-piece with striking similar tendencies to their comrades listed above. Born at a local house party, the three musicians bonded over spelling naughty words on a fridge magnet crossword. Made up of Ryan McGroarty, Cheylene Murphy and Aimee Williamson, the naughty words led to musical discussions that required further investigation, post-hangover.
ARTHUR BEATRICE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DETAILS & UNVEIL NEW SINGLE
Written by Arthur Beatrice, co-produced with Matt Wiggins, and recorded at London’s iconic Church and Pool studios, Keeping The Peace will be released on May 20, 2016 via Harvest Records in the U.S. It follows the band’s debut album, Working Out, in 2014. The 10 track record will be available to download.
ALOE BLACC RELEASES NEW SINGLE “LET THE GAMES BEGIN (FROM RACE)”
Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc releases “Let The Games Begin (From RACE)” today. The song is available now on XIX Recordings/Interscope Records and is available for digital download and streaming via digital subscription services.
“‘Sunset’ is a toast to the intensity of being a teenager, to the weirdness of feeling so alive but also not yet fully-formed. At the same time, it’s about coming of age. Making music now, as opposed to when I was a teenager, is very different. As a young woman in the music industry, a lot of older, well-intentioned men will try to tell you what’s best for you but I’ve realized lately that you don’t have to listen to them, so the chorus is about that discovery.”
Painkillers took a meticulous three full years to fully mature, but is perhaps Sonnensfeld’s most complete and compelling work to date. The project reflects the solitary journey of Shlomo Sonnenfeld as he was confined to bed due to a debilitating injury. “Simone,” the opening track, sets the mood of the album with its pure, slow and distant undertones and tension rebated by lonesome black and white ivory keys.
CONWAY SURPRISES W/ NEW SINGLE OUT TODAY
Los Angeles siren Conway is releasing a new single, “Sudden Dawn” in advance of her self-titled EP dropping tomorrow. With the most infectious “HEY!” hook since the Four Non Blondes, “Sudden Dawn” is a precise number that has the booming rhythm and tight production to make any indie nightclub snap heads, but features an inspiration of much more substance that your regular, vapid pop song.
ZAZA NEW VIDEO
Zaza is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer with a singular urban elegance that imbues her fashion and dance sensibilities. Her flair for modern urban music, and her swagger as a vocalist, has earned her favorable comparisons to Rihanna, Chris Brown, and Kanye West. She exudes a worldliness captured in fashion shoots that crystallize her image. Zaza’s studied music formally both in London and in Los Angeles, where she is currently enrolled in the internationally acclaimed Bachelors Program at Musicians Institute.
SAUL WILLIAMS RELEASES ‘MARTYRLOSERKING’
Today Saul Williams celebrates the release of his 5th studio album MartyrLoserKing via FADER Label. Co-produced by Saul Williams and Justin Warfield (She Wants Revenge) the eagerly anticipated album was written and recorded throughout Saul’s travels in Eastern Europe, Africa, and the states. It is his most politically charged, fierce and punk album to date, boasting features from Emily Kokal of Warpaint and Haleek Maul. The genre-warping album is based on the life of a fictional hacktivist in the third world country of Burundi. Saul will be playing a record release show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn NY on February 2nd before setting out on his European Tour starting on February 9th in London.
VICE RELEASES A BRAND-NEW INTERVIEW WITH MARTIN SHKRELI
In the newest VICE Special, “Pharma Bro” and former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Martin Skhreli, defends his company’s actions, rails against Big Pharma, and plays a track off the unheard new Wu-Tang record.
Watch the interview exclusively at VICE.com:
BROOKE CANDY RELEASES NEW TRACK FOR “HAPPY DAYS”
“The song is about transformations. Whether that be emotional, physical, spiritual, relational -transformations and change are what define life.” says Brooke “We’re all looking for different ways to achieve “happy days” or some sense of fulfillment or satisfaction and this song addresses that struggle. I’ve always been into exploring different variations of myself and style. “In recent past I’ve found myself undergoing endless transformations through emotional states of being and it is reflected through changing vocal styles and aesthetic approaches…I am exploring sounds that are bit more polished and digestible.” – Brooke Candy
LEMAITRE RELEASE 1749 EP TODAY VIA ASTRALWERKS
1749 brims with pop gems sung by Ulrik Denizou Lund. “Not Too Late” and “Day Two” both have a bright ’70s-pop feel even as Lund and Ketil Jansen’s tones and beats live definitively in the post-EDM present. “Stepping Stone” featuring the newest member of Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint, vocalist Mark Johns, is a lean groove with a sing-along chorus. The track premiered on Stereogum, who describes it as “An aggressively catchy groove, the kind that wrestles its way into rearranging the rhythm of your heartbeat for a few minutes.”
AMTRAC NEW EP STREAM
Fresh off the inaugural dates of his North American tour with Hotel Garuda, Amtrac releases his EP Lost In Motion, out now via Super Music Group.
An exploration into darker territories, Amtrac effortlessly walks the lines of atmospheric house and underground influences. From the rave-tinged “Once Is Enough” to the droning “Long Nights,” which features the producers’ own vocals, the four track release never fixates on one spot, all the while maintaining its impeccable balance.
Tritonal continue their meteoric rise after a 41-city sold out North American tour and four Billboard Dance top ten singles. Alongside their innovative productions, awe-inspiring live shows, radio & TV accolades and chart-topping releases, the Texas-based duo open 2016 with one of their fan’s biggest talking points from 2015, the mysterious ‘ID’ played during their Tritonia Radio 100 celebration in Las Vegas + in their live sets for the last few months. One of Chad & Dave’s most anticipated releases to date – ‘Blackout’ with the incredible voice of Steph Jones, is finally here.
DRANGSAL “ALLAN ALIGN” VIDEO
Drangsal’s debut album ‘Harieschaim’ will be out on Caroline International on 22nd April 2016. Drangsal is a German producer, a prodigal talent whose glistening, proto-techno, post-punk aligned tracks exist in a Brutalist world of their own. The singular talent will release debut album ‘Harieschaim’ this Spring, and it’s an intriguing release from the German artist.