PANIC! AT THE DISCO PERFORMS “VICTORIOUS” ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
In case you missed it, earlier today Panic! At The Disco stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform “Victorious”.
PRETTY SISTER “DRIVE”
You might know the voice and brains behind Pretty Sister – it’s Zak Waters, who was featured on Adventure Club’s smash “Fade” and had his own viral hit last year – a slick cover of Ginuine’s “Pony” which now has over 4 million plays on Spotify and spent weeks atop the US Viral Top 50.
WE ARE TEMPORARY NEW SINGLE BEFORE YAHOO! PREMIERE
Following a lead single and video that touched on themes of death and acceptance, We Are Temporary continues to mine through dark matter with his emotional follow-up single, “Who’s Going to Love Me Now?” A desperate and disillusioned song, this single struggles with the reality that love is defining, that we are who we are remembered to be, that our life and legacy are given essence by the people who love us.
IL CULO DI MARIO “DOVETE”
On February 6th Il Culo di Mario realeased “DOVETE”, new album and first of a trilogy that is due to be completed within 2016. Available on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp & Soundcloud. “DOVETE” is teased by the first single “Uragano su Milano”, exclusive on Rolling Stone Italia.
TIM HOCKENBERRY NEW ALBUM
Tim Hockenberry is a versatile multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter whose voice is reminiscent of Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, and Tom Waits. He is releasing Tim Hockenberry, his self-titled debut album of all original music, worldwide on March 4th, 2016. He is also a gifted interpreter of well-known cover songs, and you only need to hear a few bars of Hockenberry singing I Left My Heart In San Francisco to understand that this is an artist who has a refreshingly authentic approach to great songs.
Tim gained international fame when he performed and made it to the semi-finals (last singer standing) on America’s Got Talent in 2012, where he was a favorite of judge Howard Stern. Stern declared Tim’s semi-final performance of John Lennon’s Imagine, with Tim on the piano accompanied by a cellist, “the most moving we’ve had from a singer in a long time.” The sparse arrangement won Stern over, who gave him a standing ovation and said the singer deserves “a place in the finals.” Sharon Osbourne described his performance as “very true” and “refreshing,” adding, “I thoroughly enjoyed it.” Howie Mandel said he could listen to Tim Hockenberry sing “all night long.”
“PEACE AND LOVE”
“This song wants to be a message of Peace and Love for people women children who are suffering because of war, violence, health problems, but it wants to be also a message of peace for the world in this particular period.
The most important thing for me it’s the message I hope this song reaches hearts of people, the major surgery changed my life …I understood the meaning, the importance of family, friends, I only wanted peace and love….we can mistake but there is always a new chance to change.”
BIG FREEDIA FEATURED ON NEW BEYONCÈ SINGLE “FORMATION”
Yes, that is Big Freedia, the Queen of New Orleans Bounce, booming: “I like cornbread and collard greens, b*tch!” on “Formation,” Beyonce´’s new–decidedly socially conscious– track that beautifully pays homage to her southern roots.
“When I got the call from the Queen B,” explains Big Freedia, “I could barely contain my excitement. Beyonce´ is such an inspiration and the video is a masterpiece.”
LEE HARVEY OSMOND RELEASE SET FOR MARCH 25 VIA LATENT RECORDINGS
When Tom Wilson released 2015’s Beautiful Scars, his third album under his alternate moniker, Lee Harvey Osmond, he was just beginning to grasp the full irony of using an assumed identity. Turns out Wilson had been living his entire life under one — a fact he didn’t learn until his 55th birthday, when his cousin confessed she was really his mother and his heritage was Mohawk, not Irish.
That’s why the cover depicts Wilson as a powerful and raw figure, warrior-like — someone who looks as if he’s still wild. “That’s actually how I feel as an artist,” Wilson explains. “At 56, I’m just emerging from the woods, with all of this new knowledge of who I am.”
BAD PONY “ZOMBIE”
Restless and ambitious, Bad Pony have released new material less than a month after concluding their massive 17 date Limbo Tour. The Sydney five piece have taken a sonic step away from their Debut EP Limbo and presented a darker, heavier epic ‘Zombie’.
BILLY GRIMA #1 VIDEO
MTS Management Group is happy to announce Billy Grima’s music video for “Picture of You and Me” has reached Number One on the Yallwire.com Most Watched Yallturative Videos chart. Grima’s tribute to military members comes in ahead of videos by Kid Rock, The Cains, Jimmy Buffett w/ Toby Keith and Craig Campbell. This is Grima’s first Number One on Yallwire.com. His video is also number six on the All-Genre chart. To view both charts, visit:
SUAVE NEW SINGLE
In some ways, Suave’s “Hard Grind”, his recently released single featuring fellow NOLA native Melaphyre, is both an ode to New Orleans’ historical musical contributions and an indictment of a social and political climate that has made the city increasingly difficult to navigate as a professional artist.
Like many of the nation’s rapidly gentrifying urban centers, The Big Easy is in danger of losing core elements of it’s magnetic and enchanting culture thanks to low wages, high costs of living and new codes that penalize culture bearers for disturbing the city’s growing population of affluent transplants.
Polish metallers SUNNATA present a trippy new song off their album “Zorya” exclusively on Cvlt Nation!
Warsaw’s heavy-mongers SUNNATA have teamed up with Cvlt Nation for an exclusive stream of “Zorya”, the first excerpt and eponymous track off their upcoming second album to be released this April. Enter SUNNATA’s dark realm now with this 8-minute monument of trippy doom.
THE ERKONAUTS’ “MACHINE” VIDEO
Metalsucks have premiered the official video for “Machine” from creatively eclectic Swiss dynamos THE ERKONAUTS. The song is taken from the upcoming Kaotoxin Records reissue of I Did Something Bad. Welcome yourself to the “Machine” at this location.
Metalsucks recently praised I Did Something Bad in stating: “It is, perhaps, a bit reductive to say The Erkonauts are picking up where SYSTEM OF A DOWN left off, but the comparison is ultimately apt: I Did Something Bad fe-ruiningly hooky, mosh-inducingly aggro, and philosophically bleak-yet-witty. We can assume from the album art that these dudes are Kubrick fans, and it shows in their approach to music.”
TINPAN ORANGE ANNOUNCE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM ‘LOVE IS A DOG’ + ‘RICH MAN’ SINGLE
Seasoned folk darlings Tinpan Orange have today announced their fifth studio album, Love Is A Dog (set for release April 8), alongside its breathtaking first single, Rich Man (out February 12). The virtuosic trio will hit the road to celebrate the release kicking off at the Fairbridge Folk Festival (WA) on April 15, moving through Tasmania, Melbourne, Mullumbimby, Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin, Fremantle and finishing up in Adelaide on June 5.
BRENMAR & FRIENDS SLIDE IN YOUR DMs WITH “SHE ALREADY KNOW IT”
Hype Machine’s #1 Most Blogged Artist, Brenmar, takes mobile macking to new levels with his latest single “She Already Know It.” The NY club king follows up last year’s epic Award EP with his steamiest track to date, creating the perfect setting for guest MCs Beatking, ManMan Savage and Jeff Chery to get inappropriate through the wire. Pass the aux cord and play this loud… watch the cameo-filled cell phone video (directed by Ben Tabas) now, and be sure to get tix for Brenmar’s Valentines’ Day b2b set with DJ Sliink at Good Room in BK.
THE HEAVY RETURN VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE ‘SINCE YOU BEEN GONE’
Perhaps best known for their global hit ‘How You Like Me Now?’, The Heavy’s genre-blending sound has been described as fusing “Prince, The Rolling Stones and 60’s Garage” (Q) and “breathing sweaty life into garage-punk, ska, voodoo funk, swamp rock, dub, blues and classic R&B/soul” (Uncut). It’s an intoxicating mix that has brought the band considerable international success. They’ve had over 100 million online streams and their songs have appeared in many of the coolest films and TV series of the past few years, including soundtracking trailers to two of 2016’s most important releases, ‘The Hateful Eight’ and ‘The Big Short’.
BØRNS ANNOUNCES UPCOMING U.S. HEADLINING TOUR
BØRNS has announced his upcoming touring plans, which include a U.S. headline tour that begins in May, festival appearances at Coachella, Hangout, Sasquatch, and Bonnaroo, and a European tour with Halsey (with whom he toured Australia last month), which kicks off February 19th in Glasgow. BØRNS will also support Mumford & Sons on their New York-area show on June 17th.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for BØRNS’ headlining tour before the general public beginning Wednesday, February 10th at 10 am local time through Thursday, February 11th at 10 pm local time. Tickets for the general public go on sale beginning Friday, February 12th. For more information on tour dates and ticket on sale dates visit:
OLD MAN CANYON PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “BACK TO THE START” WITH THE WILD MAGAZINE
Following the release of its long-awaited first LP, Delirium, Vancouver’s Old Man Canyon have debuted the time-turning video for lead single “Back to the Start”, exclusively with The WILD Magazine.
SON LUX “UNDONE”
Son Lux and The FADER have teamed up to premiere the evocative new video for “Undone”, a track from the critically acclaimed album Bones (Glassnote Records). Directed by David Terry Fine, the video feels urgent and immediate pairing epic cinematography with explosive original choreography. David, when asked about the concept of the video says, “The first time I heard this song I imagined someone frantically running, like an impossible escape from something they themselves knew to be inevitable. And yet they ran anyway.”
RAY LAMONTAGNE ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF MY MORNING JACKET AS TOURING BAND ON UPCOMING 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne announces Bassist Tom Blankenship, drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist Carl Broemel and keyboardist Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket) as the touring band for his upcoming 2016 North American Tour. The band will join Ray on the 45 city tour will start in Cincinnati, OH on June 10th and culminate in Dallas, TX on September 24th.
Ray stated, “I am very pleased to announce that the band for the upcoming “Ouroboros” Summer Tour will be Tommy Blankenship, Carl Broemel, Bo Koster, and Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket.
We’ve been throwing this idea around for quite a few years now, and the stars have finally aligned. There has been such positive spiritual energy flowing throughout this entire project. From that first restless night’s sleep when the album made itself clear to me, to the recording of the Album at La La Land Studio with Jim, to getting a call out of the blue ten months later that the Jacket boys wanted to back it up on the road.
There is some serious mojo surrounding this record and I think it’s going to be a very, very special run of shows.”
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “WORTHLESS”
UK metal band Bullet For My Valentine has kicked off “The British Invasion Tour” in support of their recently released album, VENOM, and in celebration has premiered a new video for their latest single “Worthless.”
FAVOURITE OF TIESTO / SASHA / ERIC PRYDZ
For many years, in the early 2000s, Luke Chable had been described as one of the best Progressive House producers around, renowned for his unmatched production skills & his ability to create massive hits while still preserving his underground roots. From his first release, “Accelerator” – which sold out of no less than four pressings – to his worldwide seminal hit “Ride” and his collaboration with Phil K as LOSTEP, it was a non-stop series of hugely successful releases for more than 5 years straight. Countless classic originals & remixes topped the dance charts all over the world whilst being championed by the world’s elite DJ’s: Deep Dish, Tiesto, Sasha, John Digweed, Eric Prydz, Dave Seaman, Danny Howells, and many more as being one of the hottest progressive house artists on the planet.
DUO PROJECTS FROM MARINA CELESTE
With her unforgettable voice as part of world-renowned French band Nouvelle Vague, Marina Celeste has already played several hundred shows across the globe, selling more than 500, 000 records on the way.
Following success in Japan and Europe, Celeste now brings her mesmerizing solo performance to the shores of the UK (let’s just hope we’re ready) with her hypnotic new show consisting of works from her double EP Bang Bang Tango & Band Bang Disco. The extraordinary project was formed after collaborating with Parisian producer of the moment: Bogdan Terry, with the two composing and recording whilst touring around the world.
Listen to both projects from Marina Celeste here:
“SEX & DRUGS”
Austin’s A Giant Dog hinted at the news last week with an electrifying album trailer, and we are excited to share the official news today: Pile, the band’s Merge debut, will be out on May 6! Along with the record’s release date, the band has shared “Sex & Drugs,” the smokin’ hot first single from the album.
Let them play like youth is rock and roll
Let them dance away, their heart and soul
Cause I’m too old to die young
I can’t even remember being young
Listen to and share “Sex & Drugs” from the album now via SoundCloud or YouTube.
VANCOUVER DUO MU PREMIERE SOPHOMORE EP ‘II’
Vancouver duo Mu, aka Francesca Belcourt and Brittney Rand, have premiered their sophomore EP II in full, this week, via HelloGiggles, prior to its release this Friday, February 12 on Boompa. Mu will celebrate with performances in Vancouver, February 18 at The Fox Cabaret, and February 19, in Victoria at the Upstairs Cabaret, supporting label mates Dralms.
SIA’S THIS IS ACTING DEBUTS TOP 5 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/producer/massive hitmaker Sia debuts at #4 today on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with her critically-acclaimed seventh studio album THIS IS ACTING (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records). On album release day, THIS IS ACTING peaked at #1 on the iTunes chart in over 50 countries globally, and the album charted Top 10 in 8 countries worldwide, including #1 in her native Australia and #3 in the UK.
Be sure to tune in next week to watch Sia’s “Carpool Karaoke” on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on Monday, February 15th.
DRÆMHOUSE EP STREAM
DRÆMHOUSE began in 2014 as a bedroom recording outlet for former songwriter/guitar player, Chris Cheveyo of Rose Windows (Sub Pop). After Rose Windows dissolved in January of 2015, Pat Schowe of whom also played in Rose Windows joined DRÆMHOUSE along with Emma Danner and Brock Carless. The quartet then began rehearsing in March of that same year. Playing renegade shows in living rooms, clothing shops, and underpasses throughout the Summer of 2015. The band has gained a quick following for their dræmy sound and live fiber art installations by in-house visual artist/photographer Lauren Rodriguez.
ADULT BOOKS NEW SINGLE
Yesterday, on FADER Adult Books premiered the second song “Casual Wrecks” off their upcoming album, Running from the Blows out March 4th. Lolipop Records will be releasing the vinyl and Burger Records will be releasing the cassette.
“MOST LOVED” SINGLE
Wilmington’s stalwart of garage-rock, Grace Vonderkuhn, has recently unveiled her brand new track Most Loved. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it makes sense that Grace Vonderkuhn chose to premiere the track. Vonderkuhn partnered up with the fast-growing music blog ThrdCoast to release Most Loved.
DEAD & COMPANY TO LAUNCH 2016 TOUR
Following the tremendous success of the band’s 2015 tour, Dead & Company is launching its highly-anticipated 2016 tour on Friday, June 10 in Charlotte, North Carolina, before headlining Bonnaroo 2016 that weekend. The celebrated group’s cross-country run features two nights at Citi Field in New York, a two show independence day weekend celebration at Folsom Field in Boulder and two nights at the famous Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin with the tour scheduled to conclude with two shows at Boston’s iconic Fenway Park on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir; singer/guitarist John Mayer; Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge; and “Fare Thee Well” and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti will perform two sets of music drawing from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs.
DINNER “TURN ME ON”
Dinner is Danish producer and singer Anders Rhedin. Dinner leads a nomadic existence, dividing his time between Los Angeles, Copenhagen and Berlin. So far, Dinner has 3 EPs and a guided hypnosis tape under his belt. This spring sees the release of his debut album ‘Psychic Lovers,’ out April 1 via Captured Tracks. This week Dinner unveils the first taste of the release, the synth-laden dance track “Turn Me On.”
MAX STYLER “FLY”
Dim Mak’s own Max Styler teams up with Grammy award winning graves for the euphoric trap anthem “Fly”. The track contains airy vocals serenaded through pristine and powerful production before flipping into a high-octane trap bomb.
RÜFÜS DU SOL ML REMIX
Once again, MK has delighted us with his rework of “Say A Prayer For Me,” the latest single from Australia’s popular dance trio RÜFÜS DU SOL. The song got its first play on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 Live Broadcast from LA when MK featured the remix. It quickly became the most listened-to track on iPlayer.
MK’s version keeps much of the breathy vocals while chopping up the song to create extra melodies in his trademark style. MK manages to keep warmth of the bassline while still speeding up the original for a more club friendly vibe.
THE MUSIC INDUSTRY SELF HELP 2ND EDITION
The Music Industry Self Help Guide 2nd Edition is a comprehensive, educational resource publication that was created to help independent artists emerge through the underground and independent sectors of today’s music industry while also giving them immediate access to the tools and platforms they will need to implement to obtain forward momentum in their individual careers. This entire book was also re-tooled to provide multiple reference points for quick and easy navigation, and now includes a step-by-step guide on how to register a copyright.
THE STRUTS’ NEW VIDEO FOR “KISS THIS”
The new video for “Kiss This,” the latest single from critically lauded U.K. rockers The Struts, is premiering today at Entertainment Weekly. The video captures footage from their past year touring worldwide, highlighting the undeniable response from fans and the band’s celebrated and dynamic live show.
“Kiss This” is taken from The Struts’ debut full length Everybody Wants, due March 4 via Freesolo/Interscope Records.
JEFF GUTT INTRODUCING HIS NEW BAND RIVAL CITY HEIGHTS
Jeff Gutt, internationally acclaimed finalist of the hit television show The X-Factor, is kicking off 2016 with a bang announcing his new band Rival City Heights is hitting the road with Trapt on their U.S. tour. Dates begin February 18th and tickets are on sale now. In addition, Rival City Heights will soon release their debut single and full-length studio album later this Spring. Produced by Matt Squire (All Time Low, Panic! at the Disco, Hollywood Undead, Skindred), preview the album online now.
ZELOOPERZ SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “ISBD”
ZelooperZ of Danny Brown’s infamous Bruiser Brigade is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming solo album, Bothic, and shares a new video for first single “ISBD”. As seen on Complex here via Facebook, the animated video directed by RUFFMERCY features ZelooperZ in his own chaotic, animated world with colorful illustrations flying over him in perfect sync with the track. “ISBD” is produced by Bulletproof Dolphin who has provided the sonic backdrop to the Detroit artist’s wildly original and exciting style. ZelooperZ is playing a record release party at Loving Touch on February 19th in Detroit, Michigan. Check out the new video, share, and stay tuned for the Bothic LP on Bruiser Brigade Records.
After the release, Sharkmuffin will leave on a west coast tour directly followed by a southwest tour in which they will play SXSW festival in Austin, TX. This upcoming May, Sharkmuffin will embark on their first Canadian and European tours, and they expect to play in Bermuda (Deuss’s homeland) over the summer. Look out for their second LP, which will be released sometime Fall 2016.
CALLIOPE MUSICALS’ NEW SINGLE
Calliope Musicals is on tour now in support of the upcoming full-length release. See below for a complete list of tour dates including the sold-out Electric Forest music festival on June 23-26 in Rothbury, MI and an official SXSW showcase at Tellers on March 17 in Austin, TX.
DISTRICT 97 NEW VIDEO
Chicago-based alt/prog act DISTRICT 97 has confirmed additional details and dates for their second European tour which will start in the UK in late March, as well as a series of new East Coast and Midwest US dates including several shows with labelmates Tiles.
DISTRICT 97 has recently undergone a lineup change with Andrew Lawrence and Tim Seisser joining on keyboards and bass, respectively. The new lineup will perform their first ever show in Chicago on February 26th.