RENAISSANCE FAIR NEW VIDEO
Nashville TN’s Renaissance Fair are debuting their new music video on Four Letter Nerd.
Watch the “Southampton” video and check out an exclusive interview with frontman Nick Taylor here.
Renaissance Fair’s self-titled debut EP was released late last year via Spartan Records.
JARRYD JAMES NEW VIDEO
Australian singer-songwriter Jarryd James has released an interpretive dance video “Do You Remember,” the January 2015 single that brought the then-unsigned artist into viral fame. Directed and choreographed by Alexander Ekman whose resume features work with the Viennese Ballet, The National Dance Company in Wales and the Boston Ballet, the black and white video beautifully compliments the “silky falsetto vocals, pounding drums, and plucked guitars” (as NME describes it.)
A GLOBAL SEARCH FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF INNOVATORS
Presented by IMS and Mixmag, the Visionaries Contest is excited to return in 2016. Created by IMS in 2015 in order to encourage and support the next generation of industry minds, the global search aims to foster young, progressive thinkers in search of a worldwide platform – and provides an audience of the industry’s most important leaders to share their ideas and let their voices be heard.
IMS and Mixmag will invite all young industry hopefuls to take action, influence the electronic music industry and change the future of music. Participants age 25 and below are welcome to submit a 5 to 10-minute video answering the prompt: “How can we grow and innovate the electronic music industry in the future?”
Submissions are due by April 6th, 2016 and one global winner will be selected from either North America or Europe as a keynote speaker to IMS Engage (April 21st, 2016) or IMS Ibiza (May 25th – 27th, 2016).
CAVEMAN PREMIERES “HUMAN”
New York’s Caveman shared their new single “Human” this morning on Noisey. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album Otero War, which will be released by Cinematic Music Group (Joey Bada$$, G Hebro, Cam’ron) on June 17th, 2016.
VANESSA AMARA RELEASES ‘YOU’RE WELCOME HERE’ LP
Last year Birk Gjerlufsen and Victor Kjellerup made their vinyl debut as Vanessa Amara on Posh Isolation with the sister recordings Both of Us and King Machine. The pair’s new album, You’re Welcome Here, realizes the immense potential of these previous efforts.
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR
Following their upcoming “March Madness” tour and three nights of headlining Electric Forest, The String Cheese Incident will celebrate Independence Day by kicking off their summer tour in Asheville, NC where they will play two “Independence Incidents” in Asheville and two in Atlanta, GA followed by dates in Cooperstown, NY, Columbia, MD and Portsmouth, VA. SCI will return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in July for three nights at the famed venue in Morrison, CO, followed by two dates in Missoula, MT, one night in Redmond, WA, two dates in Eugene, OR, a headline slot in Scranton, PA at The Peach Music Festival and finally two nights at the newly reopened historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY to conclude the tour.
Tickets are available for the Red Rocks dates now. SCI Fan Club members can purchase tickets for the rest of the tour beginning Wednesday, March 9 at 10:00am PST/ 11:00 MST / 1:00pm EST with the general public on sale Friday, March 11.
DAVE PEARCE’S NEW TRACK “TRANCE SANCTUARY” TEASER
Legendary UK DJ Dave Pearce flexes his Trance vibes on his new, driving big room tune “Trance Sanctuary,” out on Beatport March 21st on his Delirium Recordings imprint. Early support comes from Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Corti Organ, Anske, Antillas, Johan Geilan, and Manuel LeSaux.
Q-TIP TO REP HIP HOP AT JFK CENTER
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today the launch of its inaugural Hip Hop Culture series in the 2016–2017 season. This new programmatic platform recognizes Hip Hop’s contributions to global culture and its role in promoting values such as courage, freedom, justice, and service—principles that are part of the Center’s John F. Kennedy Centennial Celebration. A national and international phenomenon, Hip Hop culture authentically promotes these values through five core elements—deejaying, emceeing, breakdancing, graffiti writing, and knowledge of self—carrying with them the power to build and transform communities through art and action. With this new offering, the Center also aims to increase opportunities for community involvement and participation within its programs.
“We are proud and excited to be incorporating Hip Hop Culture into our artistic and educational programs during the 2016–2017 season,” affirmed Deborah F. Rutter, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. “In our role as a national cultural institution, we feel it is vital to recognize all of the performing arts in our programming. The history of Hip Hop and its development as an art form, and the complexity and importance of its impact on the arts landscape driving social and cultural awareness, has inspired us to have a more formal connection with our ongoing programming. By launching this series, we strive to spotlight these powerful traits through each program and to make them part of the Kennedy Center fabric as we look into the future.”
GORGON CITY AND RUDIMENTAL ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN LIVE TOUR
Harkening back to the bus tours of yesteryears, two titans of their scene, Gorgon City and Rudimental, today announced they will be crossing America for a live tour this May, bringing the unruly sounds of a new generation with them.
It’s been a seminal couple of years for both Gorgon City and Rudimental, who have channeled their roots in London club culture to emerge as arena filling and chart topping live acts. From grimy London basement rooms to headlining NYC’s Central Park, it’s been a prodigious rise for two acts birthed in the UK’s underground electronic scene.
JACK BERRY DROPS NEW SINGLE “BAD DOG”
Consequence of Sound raves that “[Berry has] a voice that could scare the venom out of a rattlesnake, Berry is poised to break through to the mainstream with Mean Machine.” Berry’s gritty rock sound has garnered acclaim from Blues Rock Review (Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2013, #2 album of 2013) and The Deli Magazine (Top Ten Nashville Artists to Watch, 2015). Berry’s “ample supply of good hooks and riffs” (Nashville Scene) have gained the praise of critics throughout Nashville and beyond, earning him spots at well-known festivals, including North by Northeast in Toronto, New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon and SXSW’s Red Gorilla Festival. He most recently appeared at No Country For New Nashville’s December showcase in 2015 and earned the runner-up spot in Hard Rock Rising’s Battle of the Bands.
HEAD WOUND CITY REVEAL VIDEO FOR “SCRAPER”
Head Wound City – the supergroup with members from The Locust, The Blood Brothers and Yeah Yeah Yeahs – has released their new video for “Scraper” via The A.V. Club. The A.V. Club proclaims “’Scraper’ shows the band remains as savage as ever.” The video was filmed by acclaimed director Eva Michon, who is nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Video of the Year (Death From Above 1979 – “Virgins”). The band has also announced their spot supporting Savages on their Spring North American run, which follows Head Wound City’s own headlining gigs in March and April. See below for a list of all future tour dates.
Following up from the success of his debut single Remedy being championed by the likes of Noisey, being selected for the Spotify Spotlight Program in 2016 as well as multiple spins from Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Scandi singer Mavrick is back with a brand new number Funeral. The new single expands in its influences towards the daring combo of M83’s knack for maximalist explosive electro-grandeur, Hozier’s gospel-like ambiance, Austra’s strong giallo vibe, and topped with the contemporary air of XOV.
“SOMEDAY” BY KICKBEND VIDEO
“The project began in April 2015 as a collaboration with cellist Kristina Jackson. We worked with legendary engineer Larry Millas at World Stage Studios and mastered with Collin Jordan at Boiler Room Mastering in Chicago. The music video was filmed at Estate Ultra Bar by the great Greg Bizzaro with assistance from Danny Karabaic.” – Dom
THE MYSTERY LIGHTS ‘TOO MANY GIRLS’/’TOO TOUGH TO BEAR’ 45
Daptone Records is proud to present the debut 45 from a group of young fellas who are dominating the NOW sound in Rock N’ Roll. That’s right folks, Daptone Records, the world leader in today’s soul music is now ready to take on the happenings of the modern rock scene. We present to you, on our newest subsidiary, WICK Records: The Mystery Lights.
WARNER BROS. RECORDS AND AFFILIATED LABELS ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE VINYL RELEASES FOR RECORD STORE DAY
Warner Bros. Records is proud to reveal our exclusive titles that will be available on Saturday, April 16th, universally recognized as Record Store Day. WBR, an official sponsor of RSD, will once again release a cornucopia of aural treasures pressed in 7″ and 12″ vinyl and available exclusively at over 1,000 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and hundreds of similar stores around the globe.
EMMY THE GREAT NEW VIDEO
Preceding the release of her highly anticipated third album Second Love, out March 11th via Bella Union, Emmy The Great has unveiled the beautiful new concept video for her single ‘Algorithm’. Emmy’s research behind the video “began with shopping and dating algorithms, then moved on to narrative software—such as Wordsmith and Narrative Sciences— which takes data and turns it into narratives. Ultimately, artist Daniel Swan and I decided to ‘ask’ an algorithm to write the video for us.”
DEEP SEA DIVER NEW VIDEO
“Seattle-based indie-pop band Deep Sea Diver have released the visuals for “See These Eyes” off their recent sophomore album Secrets. In the video, directed by Jesse Lamar High and Nik Harper of LAMAR+NIK, Deep Sea Diver frontwoman (and former Shins member) Jessica Dobson commands color with the point of her finger, changing the hues of her bandmates’ clothing to create a whimsical world painted in a bright palette. With its rainbow spectrum and altered imagery, the video accentuates the vibrant song’s powerful lyrics and buoyant rhythm. Oh, and Dave Matthews makes a cameo appearance.” – Stereogum
BRONZE SHARE BLISTERING LIVE VERSION OF “MANIAC” VIA MXDWN
The trio have been making waves with their sound in the San Francisco music scene and are set to release their Live in San Francisco album on March 25th via Castle Face Records. The studio version of “Maniac” was first included on Bronze’s third full length album, In Stone, which was released on Not Not Fun records. That album followed the band’s first two previous LPs, their debut Copper and follow up World Arena. Other artists to release albums in the Live in San Francisco series by Castle Face include the Ty Segall-fronted Fuzz and Tim Presley’s White Fence.
GOVINDA ALBUM STREAM
Currently on the road for the second leg of a massive nationwide tour, Govinda is proud to unveil “Decadence,” their highly-anticipated LP, out today via record label and creative collective Gravitas Recordings.
Fitting in the with mantra of the holistic-thinking Gravitas imprint, Govinda are truly ‘doing good with good music.’ “Decadence,” is more than a set of tracks strung together, it’s a unique mix of intricate, modernized electronic music, balancing glitch, trance, and sultry vocals in one unique package. Known for their extra-sensory audio and visual live performances, Govinda defies genre stereotypes with an east meets west type of sound and style that is highly inspirational, as extra attention and care is put into incorporating live instruments and organic sounds into their compositions. The Govinda live show immerses the audience with a textured atmosphere of exotic, dubby vibrations interwoven with cosmic visual projections, world class dancers and mesmerizing vocals – all to the magic of live electronics and violin.
SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS #1 ON BILLBOARD TOP NEW ARTIST HEATSEEKER CHART + VIDEO
Just last week School of Seven Bells released a fourth and final album, SVIIB, which hit #1 on the Billboard Top New Artist Heatseekers chart. In celebration, School of Seven Bells are sharing the first official music video for the track “On My Heart’ via Nylon Magazine today. Watch the ‘dark and horror movie-like’ video here.
THE RECORD COMPANY NEW VIDEO ON CONAN
Team Coco premiered the new official music video of The Record Company’s single “Off the Ground” before the band’s live performance on Conan last night.
CAVE STATES NEW SINGLE
Cave States is a band from St. Louis, MO and is a collaboration between songwriters, Chris Grabau, Danny Kathriner and Todd Schnitzer. The band’s name is inspired largely by a nickname given to the state of Missouri and Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.
NATALIE LURIE VIDEO VIA HUFFPO
Nashville musician Natalie Lurie has released her music video for “No Mercy In The Night,” premiering the video at Huffington Post which remarked that, “The orchestration on the album is remarkably luscious…”
The video was shot in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood and directed by Ben Krebs, a talented Photographer/Art Director that has worked with Bon Iver, Garth Brooks, and The Band Perry. Natalie loved the idea of incorporating different mediums of art into the video, and added choreography to complement the emotionally charged song.
GUVEREA CELEBRATES WOMEN THRU STREAMING
Guvera, the award-winning music streaming service, today announced a playlist to celebrate the achievement of women worldwide as part of its #PledgeForParity for International Women’s Day, March 8, 2016. The Celebrating Women In Music playlist will be featured through the end of March to mark Women’s History Month.
The playlist is packed with more than 60 songs from female artists and commemorates the historic achievements of women in the music industry.
Expertly curated to reflect the talent and successes of the world’s most influential women artists, the playlist is designed to inspire people to take action for equality. Included are tracks from top songstresses including Adele, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Sia, Madonna and Joni Mitchell, among others.
“HAPPY TO GROOVE WITH YOU”
Evan Taylor Jones has released a new single from his latest EP “The Sunray Sessions.” “Happy To Groove With You” is a riff driven track that sheds a spotlight on the expertly played piano riffs and glistening strings and horns – just like all the standout Motown tracks from back in the day.
THAT MAN SANTIAGO NEW ALBUM
The Album “Nightlife Fifty-Five” by That Man Santiago was recorded and mixed at Soundscape Studios out here in Chicago. The concept behind the project was to create an honest soundtrack of a person’s thoughts before and after a night out in the city. During the length of the tape I travel between thoughts of “turning up” and not worrying about the consequences, to thinking about the repercussions of my actions. The tape touches upon the idea that we are all filled with contradictions; however those contradictions are what help us learn and grow as people.
“Nightlife Fifty-Five” by That Man Santiago:
BLACK TUSK UNVEIL UNRELEASED TRACK
Savannah, GA’s BLACK TUSK have unveiled a previously unreleased song, “Seeing Visions”, from their Pillars of Ash recording sessions with Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind. The track appears on New Noise Magazine’s flexi series with magazine issue #24 and can be streamed online here. Pillars of Ash was released January 29th on Relapse and the band continues their rigorous touring schedule in support of it, heading to central and western Canada in the coming week before they tour the west coast and head back through the midwest, ending in Atlanta on April 3rd. Additionally, Black Tusk had their single “God’s On Vacation”, also on Pillars of Ash, featured in the Mortal Combat XL trailer.
PAUL McCARTNEY ‘ONE ON ONE’
Paul McCartney has confirmed the first seven dates of his brand new One On One tour.
As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, One On One promises to unveil a dazzling re-designed set, dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises.
HOODED FANG NEW VIDEO
Hooded Fang have been been a force in Canadian music and beyond for the last few years. To their enormous credit, they continue to blast their sound to smithereens before picking up the the most jagged pieces and moving forth. Today the Toronto band announces their latest musical offering, Venus On Edge, due May 13 via the band’s own label Daps Records. This week the band shares album standout “A Final Hello.” Stream it on SoundCloud and watch the seizure-inducing video for the track over at Under The Radar, directed by Russian video artist Huckleberry Friend.
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL TO BE CELEBRATED WITH THE ‘1969 ARCHIVE BOX’
Fantasy Records, an imprint of Concord Bicycle Music, is thrilled to announce the release of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1969 Archive Box, available exclusively for Record Store Day on April 16th. Drawing entirely from archival material, this audio-visual time capsule presents the band’s exceptionally prolific year in real time: with interviews, photos and correspondence, band ephemera and, of course, the music they released that year.
The year 1969 brings to mind a wealth of images, emotions and sounds: Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, taking mankind’s first steps on the lunar surface; baseball legend Willie Mays hitting his 600th home run; the Woodstock Festival-reinforcing the power of the baby boomer generation; and, of course, the Vietnam war-raging on, endlessly in the background. It was a period of upheaval-of divisiveness and discontent, but it was also a time of hope, unity and progress.For Creedence Clearwater Revival -a young band from Northern California-1969 would prove to be a year of unmatched creative achievement and global success.
P.O.S NEW SINGLE
P.O.S just released a new track “sleepdrone/superposition,” out now on Doomtree Records. The track includes features from Allan Kingdom, Astronautalis, Eric Mayson, Kathleen Hanna, Hard_R, Lydia Liza, Lizzo, and Nicholas L. Perez. The nearly nine-minute track is one of his most personal to date and touches on the current state of our justice system, his emotions post-transplant, personal triumphs, and take on the theory of superposition, the concept/theory that particles at the quantum level, can move and hold still at the same time.
BOSTON ROCK QUARTET THE HOUSE ON CLIFF PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “WRONG”
Boston rock band The House on Cliff are proud to debut “Wrong”, the first single from their upcoming EP Skin & Bones via Pure Grain Audio. With support already from industry heavyweights Kevin Jonas Sr. and Johnny Wright, the high-energy, infectious, guitar riff laden track serves as an appetizer to the full EP, due for release on May 13, 2016.
WAKA FLOCKA BEATS MAKER APP
Ever wanted to produce for an ATL Trapper? Now you can Go Hard in the Paint with Splice’s brand new Interactive Waka Flocka Beat Maker. Users can utilize previous Splice Sounds packs such as Lex Luger, Dot Da Genius, Pegboard Nerds, and KSHMR, to create a unique beat and put their very own personal spin on Waka Flocka’s recently released acapella, titled “Wakapella”
“In a generation driven by social content it’s imperative to stay persistent in curating that demand. The attempt at creating a community in any respect is one to advance rather than hinder. My release of Wakapella was an attempt at just that.” – Waka Flocka
Check out the Waka Flocka Beat Maker, have fun creating your own beats and share here:
KOOL STUFF KATIE NEW SINGLE
Written in Portland and Hood River, OR and recorded with Fisk at Seattle’s Soundhouse Studios and Fisk’s home studio, It’s Fine fits perfectly in the proud canon of Northwest music that shouts down frustration and depression with a 4/4 beat and an overdriven amp. “When people listen to the record, we want them to enjoy themselves” says Oliver. “The songs are written from a place of frustration, but are tailored – both lyrically and melody-wise – to be very accessible. In that regard there is a lot left up to the interpretation of the listener. Essentially, we tried to write a record that everyone could identify with and lose themselves in, and that maybe you’d feel a bit better about everything when it’s through.”
MAZZI & S.O.U.L. PURPOSE “HEART OF A LION”
New Jersey rapper Mazzi & S.O.U.L. (Sense Of Understanding Life’s) Purpose presents “Heart Of A Lion”, his new single featuring UK vocalist Eva Lazarus. “Lion” is the first single from his forthcoming album The Building, the followup to Digital Diggin’ 3Minus1, his previous EP where he rhymed over beats composed of samples all found online.
THE LUMINEERS SELL OUT ALL OF THEIR U.S. HEADLINING SHOWS
The Lumineers celebrate their triumphant return by selling out all of their U.S. headlining tour dates in a matter of days and in some instances, as in the June 7 show at Red Rocks, Colorado, in 15 minutes. The band is touring in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming second album Cleopatra, out April 8th via Dualtone Records an Entertainment One Company.
‘Ophelia’ marks The Lumineers’ third number one single at AAA radio format following ‘Ho Hey’ and ‘Stubborn Love.’ Both singles from their debut album spent weeks as radio chart toppers, and ‘Ophelia’ is quickly following in their footsteps. AAA is not the only format that the band is finding success. Alternative radio sees the song leaping to #13 on their chart.
SHEL NEW VIDEO AT BAEBLE
SHEL have announced the upcoming release of Just Crazy Enough, the second full length record from the Nashville-based band of sisters. Produced by Dave Stewart (best known for his work with the Eurythmics), the album features the captivating harmonies and intriguing rhythms that are emblematic of SHEL’s inventive songwriting. Just Crazy Enough will be released on May 13th.
The group has also shared their video for the song “Rooftop”, which was directed and self-produced by SHEL while on tour in Europe. It is now streaming via Baeble Music. Lead vocalist Eva Holbrook explains their inspiration for the video’s concept: “The first few lines for this song dropped from my lips on a rooftop in Los Angeles. There’s an exciting energy and perspective above the streets of any city. It reminds us that we can follow our dreams up the back stairway, ignoring the ‘Do Not Enter’ sign, and arrive at the place we were told was out of reach.”
Watch: SHEL – “Rooftop”
“HOME” VIDEO BY THE YOUNG FOLK
The ‘Home’ video is the story of a man in a hospital bed whose heart stops. As we hear the heart monitor flatline, the video begins and the duration of the song is what takes place in his mind during the flatline.
The new ‘Home’ video actors are two renowned Irish actors as well as personal friends, Gus McDonagh and Paul Reid (RTE’s ‘Rebellion’ by Element Pictures / Touchpaper Television). Their comic timing in ‘Home’ is helped by a lifetime of ‘craic’ (good times) together but also the tragedy at the end of the video is amplified for everyone who knows them.
BULLET TREATMENT NEW SONG
New Noise Magazine premiered the new BULLET TREATMENT song “Volatile Animal” from the release “Bloodshot Chapter 1” which is released today 3-8-16.