TENGGER CAVALRY EP STREAM
It was recently announced that Mongolian folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY will unleash their new Mountain Side EP tomorrow, April 1st. Pre-order it here via iTunes and get the newly re-recorded single “War Horse” now as an instant-grat track (stream the track here).
In celebration of tomorrow’s release, Loudwire is exclusively streaming the entire Mountain Side EP now. Listen here:
“SHIVER” ON NPR
Today, NPR Music premiered “Shiver,” a one-off collaboration between San Fermin and Sam Amidon that was conceived in the midst of their winter 2015 tour. The song will be released digitally April 8, 2016.
WOODS’ LP STREAM
On April 8, Woods will release its 9th LP, City Sun Eater in the River of Light on its own Woodsist label. You can stream the album in full today via The Onion’s AV Club. You’ll also be able to purchase the new album in skateboard form, as the band’s new deck for Habitat will be released the same day, along with a download code for City Sun Eater in the River of Light.
Like the billboard on the Sunset Strip says, Highly Suspect is the best fuckin’ rock band of 2015. 300 Entertainment recording act Highly Suspect is one of 2015’s artist development stories that saw them release their critically praised debut album Mister Asylum and also launch their debut single, “Lydia” at Radio. A year into their cycle, the band is proud to celebrate their two Grammy Nominations alongside Alabama Shakes, Florence + The Machine, Muse, Death Cab For Cutie, James Bay, Elle King and others.
THE CHURCH NEW VIDEO
The Church will be returning to North America for a limited 17-date tour beginning on April 8th in Dallas, TX and wrapping with a two-night stand in Evanston, IL on April 25th & 26th. The band will also perform at this year’s Maverick Festival on April 9th in San Antonio, TX.
Fans who attend the headline shows will be in for a special evening, as The Church will perform two full sets. The first will feature The Church’s classic second album – The Blurred Crusade being performed in its entirety. The second set will consist of selections from the band’s most recent album Further/Deeper along with other classic tracks.
DINNER ALBUM STREAM
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.
NOVEMBRE, INVISIBLE ORANGES STREAM UPCOMING ALBUM “URSA”
Novembre, Italy’s atmospheric death/doom metal purveyor, has teamed up with Invisible Oranges to stream the band’s upcoming seventh studio album, URSA, before it releases tomorrow on Peaceville. Stream URSA in its entirety, along with a track by track commentary from guitarist/vocalist Carmelo Orlando, exclusively at:
Emerging indie five-piece Cavalry have announced the release of their brand new single Everything. The Merseyside quintet’s exquisite latest effort, the sumptuous sound of a band making music at their own spectacularly slow motion speed, arrives ahead of what promises to be a busy few months with slots at Liverpool Sound City and BBC Music Day.
MATOMA UNVEILS NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Norwegian electronic music producer MATOMA has seen his groundbreaking album project ‘Hakuna Matoma’ earn a huge and fast-growing audience with 7 million monthly listeners at Spotify. A new kind of album format that expands and evolves over time by using the playlist format on streaming media platforms, the album was extended last year with the addition of ‘Running Out’ which features Astrid S (winner of Best Norwegian Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards).
NOBODY MOVE “HIPS” VIDEO
Chicago pop rockers Nobody Move are pleased to announced that they have signed with Imminence Records. Bustling out of a city with vast musical history with a sound influenced by pop rock and pop punk alike, the band has quickly garnered attention with their two hit singles “Starless Sky” and “Hips.” The latter will be featured on the band’s forthcoming label debut, entitled Science Fiction, and just had a music video released for it in conjunction with the signing announcement.
THE VIRGINMARY’S NEW SINGLE
Hailing from Macclesfield, England, the Virginmarys make anthems that scream with all the potent sound and fury of modern punk acts, brimming with the honesty of prime British rock of the early 1970’s, before the wizards and capes overcame the attack and dynamic.
SULFUR CITY NEW SINGLE
Fronted by singer/electric washboard player Lori Paradis, Canadian band Sulfur City comes roaring out of your speakers with echoes of Grace Slick, Patti Smith and Janis Joplin. This is no wimpy chick rock! Sulfur City is the first female-fronted band on Alive Records, and their balls-to-the-wall, high-energy gritty style fits right in with label mates like The Black Keys and Left Lane Cruiser.
TOY CALLED GOD NEW VIDEO
In celebration of the upcoming album release, TOY CALLED GOD have unleashed a brand new music video for the record’s lead track, “False Prophet”. Shot and directed by Mike Sloat (Testament, Machine Head, Lynyrd Skynyrd) on location at Brannan Island in Antioch, CA, the video depicts a priest’s personal struggle with the message he is delivering to his flock. It all comes to a head during a funeral as he loses the struggle with his inner demons, personifying the song’s title.
Watch the video here, exclusively via PunkNews.org:
ROLLING STONE COUNTRY PREMIERES MOUNTAIN HEART’S “BLUE SKIES”
Mountain Heart are set to return with Blue Skies, their first studio album in five years on May 6th via Compass Records. Blue Skies find Mountain Heart completely reinventing themselves without a single founding member. Frontman Josh Shilling is the only member previously featured on a Mountain Heart release with their final arrival, violinist Molly Cherryholmes (of 5-time Grammy-nominees Cherryholmes) joining just weeks before Blue Skies studio sessions were to begin. Jeff Partin, Aaron Ramsey, and Seth Taylor complete the new lineup.
RISING ELECTRO POP ARTIST JOLIVI RELEASES NEW BALLAD “DON’T MATTER”
Treating fans to another preview of her upcoming EP, electro pop artist JoLivi released a new ballad titled “Don’t Matter.” In the lyric video JoLivi reflects on the emotions one goes through when they love someone who doesn’t feel the same way.
HALSEY TEAMS WITH AUDIEN FOR A REMIX OF “COLORS”
Today, Halsey unleashes an official remix of her single “Colors” by electronic dance music artist and producer Audien. You can listen to it HERE.
Following up notable remixes for Nick Jonas, Michael Jackson, and Coldplay, Audien adds heavenly piano, orchestral production, and a seismic drop to the song, seamlessly transferring it to the dance floor in the process.
ANDREW W.K. ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF THE PARTY PARTY
Andrew W.K. has long stood for the uplifting and unifying power of positive partying. He will continue this tradition in an area that needs it desperately – governmental politics – with the formation of a new political party, The Party Party – where his goal is, “to remove the disillusioning aspects of politics and just have the party.”
Like many Americans, Andrew has been dismayed by the frustration and discord encouraged by the existing two party system. Andrew says, “This polarizing form of government has contributed to an adversarial mentality among voters and politicians. The binary ‘Us versus Them’, ‘Red versus Blue’, ‘Right versus Left’ mindset has been a perpetual distraction and distorted our shared quest to make tangible improvements to our country and ourselves. Constantly battling and blaming each other has hindered our ability to collectively and individually contribute towards the true destiny of the United States of America: the complete and total liberation of the human spirit.”
RIVAL SONS RELEASE NEW SONG “HOLLOW BONES, PT 1”
Following the release of their album ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ in 2014, a year which saw the band appear on The Late Show with David Letterman, Later With Jools Holland in the UK, Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals, and a sold-out US run with Black Sabbath, Rival Sons have announced plans to release their fifth studio album, ‘Hollow Bones’ on June 10th.
“TALK UP ON IT”
In preparation for the April 8th release of his Pop/RnB opus Go, Strange Music consigliere Krizz Kaliko releases “Talk Up On It” via the Strange Music Soundcloud. Though he is known mostly as a rapper, “Talk Up On It” is a bouncy and flirtatious RnB track, which equally recalls Chic, Cee-Lo Green Is The Soul Machine, early ’00s Timbaland and Michael Jackson’s Bad. Produced by Michael “Seven” Summers, “Talk Up On It” represents the lighter side of Go, proving that Krizz Kaliko’s dancefloor jams are just as good as the darker explorations of his psyche.
NAE ALMA DEBUT VIDEO
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TOM REDWOOD DEBUT SINGLE
Swedish artist Tom Redwood releases debut single ‘I’ve Fallen For You’ on April 1st on SONY Sweden.
The enigmatic Swede marks his entrance with these 3.17 minutes of blissed out electronica. The narrative that is unveiled is the beginning chapter of a relationship that will unfold over the release of future singles. A literal musical journey. A man of few words, the poem overhead encapsulates the meaning behind the track, ‘I’ve Fallen For You’.
DOC STRANGE “SPECIAL”
“Special” is the first single from Sindrome, his new EP which he calls a “sci-fi thriller”. Regarding his new project, Doc Strange says “What has been killing us underground heads is making rap… about rap. I wanted to start focusing on creating music about themes. Genres I am into – science fiction, Japanese horror, Blaxploitation, 70’s grindhouse. That way things stay tripped out and exciting. I came in the picture and said ‘Let’s go dumb. Let’s get funky and ignorant… but with a purpose.'” Sindrome is coming soon on Sanction Records.
NEW ANDREW BIRD VIDEO
Check out the music video for the Andrew Bird single “Capsized.” The video, directed by Tyler Manson (Acne Studios), has Bird in a dream like world with a literal target on his back. His album, Are You Serious, is available today via Loma Vista and can be heard now on NPR’s First Listen.
GRAVES AT SEA ALBUM STREAM
Issues Noisey of The Curse That Is, “The album rules, and it’ll take you weeks to wash off the grit and grime that comes with listening to it (Nathan Misterek’s vocals alone make me want to shower in battery acid).”
THE SHELTERS RELEASE “REBEL HEART”
Beginning today, Los Angeles-based rock band The Shelters have released “Rebel Heart” via all participating digital retailers including iTunes . The wildly melodic, guitar-driven song comes from their debut album, THE SHELTERS, set for June 10th release on Warner Bros. Records. “Rebel Heart” debuted yesterday on SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement show and a video for “Rebel Heart” will follow soon.
OVERTURES ‘UNSHARED WORLDS’ LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED
Italian metallers Overtures have just released the official lyric video for the track ‘Unshared Worlds’, which is taken off the band’s fourth album ‘Artifacts’. Artifacts will be released on May 27th by the greek label Sleaszy Rider Records.
JASON DERULO RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “IF IT AIN’T LOVE”
Today, multi-platinum international superstar, Jason Derulo, is pleased to release his brand new single, “If It Ain’t Love.” Co-written by Derulo himself, the song isproduced by Ian Kirkpatrick and The Monsters and The Strangerz. Jason Derulo is set to perform the song for the first time ever this weekend at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
WE ARE SCIENTISTS NEW VIDEO
We Are Scientists, the Brooklyn, New York based power pop troupe are set to return this coming April 22nd with their fifth album. Titled ‘Helter Seltzer’ and released via 100% Records (on CD, digital and limited edition teal-colored vinyl), it is preceded by the bombastic opening track ‘Buckle’ and this hook-ridden new single “Too Late”, available to both stream and download now.
JASON DERULO X PENTATONIX
Multi-platinum selling group Pentatonix announce “If I Ever Fall In Love” ft. Jason Derulo as the second single from their self-titled RIAA certified gold album. Click here to listen to the track. The new video, which features Jason Derulo, is currently in post production and will be available later this month.
The 2X Grammy Award winning group will kick off their 2016 World Tour on April 13th in Sunrise, Florida and continue through the US, United Kingdom and Europe through June 26th with more dates to be announced soon. For ticket information, please visit www.PTXOfficial.com.
LUKAS GRAHAM’S DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW TO STREAM
Lukas Graham’s self-titled debut album, featuring global smash “7 Years,” is out worldwide today via Warner Bros. Records. Lukas Graham is the #1 album on the U.S. iTunes Albums Chart, available now to download and stream via all major digital retailers as well as for purchase in stores.
Stream Lukas Graham via Spotify:
THE HEAVY PREMIERE VIDEO FOR ‘WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LOVE?’
With their new album ‘Hurt & The Merciless’ released today, acclaimed rock-soul quartet The Heavy have premiered the video for ‘What Happened To The Love?’, a track from the album. Watch here:
ZAYN has topped charts on both sides of the Atlantic with his solo debut album MIND OF MINE soaring to #1 in both the U.S. and his native U.K. Released via RCA Records, the album debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with over 157K copies sold, distinguishing ZAYN as the first male U.K. solo artist to achieve a #1 with their first album on this chart. ZAYN also makes history as the first male U.K. solo artist to debut at #1 with their first album on both the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart and the Official U.K. Albums chart, and he is the first U.K. act, solo or otherwise, to debut at #1 on both the U.S. and U.K. charts since 2009. MIND OF MINE also leads the charts at #1 in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway and France.
KYGO UNVEILS NEW TRACK “RAGING”
Norwegian superstar, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a Kygo, releases “Raging” (feat. Kodaline). “Raging” is the latest revelation from the many anticipated tracks off of his upcoming debut album, entitled Cloud Nine, which is set for release on May 13th via Ultra Records/RCA Records. “Raging” (feat. Kodaline) is the sixth track from the album available as instant grat upon pre-order, along with the recently unveiled “Fragile (feat. Labrinth)” as well as previously released tracks “Firestone (feat. Conrad Sewell)”, “Stole The Show (feat. Parson James)”, “Nothing Left (feat. Will Heard)”, and “Stay (feat. Maty Noyes)”. Cloud Nine is available for pre-order now at all digital retail providers.
Declan first received notice in the UK for his self-released track, “Brazil,” a catchy song that criticizes FIFA for awarding the 2014 World Cup tournament to Brazil while ignoring the country’s impoverished population. Named by NME and others as one of the ‘best songs of the past year,’ “Brazil” is gaining traction in the United States. “Brazil” is currently a Top 20 Record on Alternative Radio Mediabase. Led by SiriusXM’s AltNation, “Brazil” is their number one most played song, and has spent multiple weeks at #1 on the #Alt18 Countdown.
MAYER HAWTHORNE ON PANDORA
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Mayer Hawthorne is releasing his fourth full-length record, Man About Town, on April 8th via Vagrant Records/BMG. Today, fans can stream the record in its entirety on Pandora. Listen here:
CAVE STATES NEW SINGLE “KINGDOM COME” VIA HUFFINGTON POST
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.
For over 20 years, the members of Cave States have led or supported a number of well known St. Louis bands including Magnolia Summer, Half Knots, Nadine, Colonel Ford, Wagon and Waterloo; however, Cave States is their first songwriting collaboration.
LIL YACHTY NEW VIDEO
Lil Yachty has released the official video for “Wanna Be Us” from his debut project, Lil Boat The Mixtape. The video was directed and edited by JMP (@ualreadyknowJMP) & John Rawl (@johnrawl) and follows Yachty and frequent collaborator Burberry Perry exploring in the hills around Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Watch the video below and vote for Yachty in XXL’s Freshman 2016 10th Spot.
NEW MADRID PREMIERES NEW TRACK “DARKER PARTS”
New Madrid is excited to share their new song “Darker Parts” from their upcoming third album, magnetkingmagnetqueen, due April 29 via New West Records’ imprint, Normaltown Records. The song premiered yesterday on Noisey, where they praise the song for its “huge, swirling…shoegaze like sensation.”
GUNS N’ ROSES RETURN FOR HISTORIC NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER STADIUM TOUR
Following months of intense rumors, speculation and feverish excitement from rock music fans around the world, Guns N’ Roses confirmed today they will embark on a massive North American summer stadium tour as founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan regroup for what will be one of the century’s most anticipated musical events. The news follows their previously announced headlining dates at this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival. The Not In This Lifetime Tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will see the iconic band headline stadium dates throughout the U.S. and Canada starting in Detroit at Ford Field on Thursday, June 23 and will include shows in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Washington DC, Philadelphia and more. A full list of tour dates is below. In a special preview, Axl, Slash and Duff will return to the stage tonight at The Troubadour in Los Angeles where the band launched their ground-breaking career.
Nightrain official GN’R fan club members will be notified via email with an early presale opportunity.
SAM TSUI “SECRET”
About the song, Sam explains, “‘Secret’ is about that special something that some couples seem to have that makes their relationship work, and the fact that we’re all kind of trying to find that in one way or the other. We all definitely know some people who have found the ‘secret’ and some who definitely haven’t!” He continues,”Musically, I wanted to channel a fun, funky, synthy throwback sound that made this track a ton of fun to produce!”
FIRST FRAGMENT NEW SINGLE
In advance of its release, today Invisible Oranges is pleased to premiere first single/album opener “Le Serment De Tsion,” noting, “FIRST FRAGMENT is cut from the same technical death metal cloth as their label mates Arkaik, or the more well-known Obscura – former member Christian Münzner contributes a guest solo on Daesin – but draw influence from technical power metal bands like Racer X, as well as traditional flamenco. All those elements are on display in ‘Le Serment De Tsion.’
HUFFINGTON POST PREMIERES MICHAEL KROLL TRACK “SOUL OF A SUMMER DAY”
Michael Kroll is pleased to announce that he’s put the finishing touches on his forthcoming release Clamorous to be released on 4/22. And helping his set up his release is The Huffington Post. They will be premiering Kroll’s track “Soul of a Summer Day” on Friday, April 1st.
“HERE NOW” MONTANA OF 300
A dedication to hip-hop, Montana Of 300’s “Here Now” is an introspective cut that finds the Chicago rapper conversing with his conscience. “You get to listen in to what’s going on in my own mind,” Montana Of 300 explains in his annotations of the single’s lyrics on Genius, adding “it’s kinda like me giving myself advice.” Debuted by FACT Mag, who earlier this year named Montana Of 300 one of 10 Rappers to Watch in 2016, “Here Now” follows the edgy “Land of the Dark” and flashy “MF’s Mad Pt. 2” video singles. “He is nothing if not versatile,” notes HotNewHipHop, while VIBE adds that “Montana rips relentless bars that separate him from his peers.”
CECIL OTTER RELEASES ‘DEAR ECHO’ EP
No April Fools joke here. After dropping the out-of-nowhere “Cross Countries” single earlier this week, Cecil Otter announces the immediate release of his new EP Dear Echo, available digitally through Doomtree Records. Longtime Doomtree crew member and behind-the-scenes production wizard, Cecil has spent years developing his unique and signature sound, and Dear Echo pushes the genre boundaries even further for his most modern, lush, and experimental offering yet.
“ELIZABETH TAYLOR” VIDEO
Suki Waterhouse put her directorial spin on Clare Maguire’s new single “Elizabeth Taylor” – the resemblance in the eyes is pretty uncanny. Incredible song from an incredible artist. From Suki “Clare has a resilience similar to Elizabeth Taylor; a reluctance to apologize for who she is.”
Clare Maguire’s album Stranger Things Have Happened comes 5/27 on Republic.
IRON MOUNTAIN NEW SONG
Experimental instrumental band IRON MOUNTAIN releases its debut album, Unum, today via Prophecy Productions (Alcest, Amber Asylum, Arcturus). Initially self-released by the band in early 2015, the record now sees a proper release complete with revised artwork and packaging. To celebrate, IRON MOUNTAIN debuts the new song “Powow” via Decibel magazine, who deftly notes that the band, “combine post rock, Krautrock, psychedelic and Irish folk to create an unusual blend of folk metal/rock.”
BIG GRAMS BANG OUT A NEW VIDEO FOR “DRUM MACHINE”
(Big Boi + Phantogram) surprised fans around the world at the end of 2015 with their self-titled official debut album, BIG GRAMS (Epic Records). Early last week, they hinted at no signs of slowing down in 2016 with the release of a new segment of Adult Swim’s “Off The Air,” featuring the trio in a 2D psychedelic adventure, soundtracked by their songs “Born To Shine” featuring Run The Jewels and “Run For Your Life.” Today they share their new Drum Machine Remixes EP and the official video for their club-banger that features contemporary dance music’s most notorious artist, Skrillex.
DANIEL MARTIN MOORE NEW VIDEO
“Golden Age pairs Moore with co-producer and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James for a fuller, instrumentally rich project.” – AMERICAN SONGWRITER
KARA ALI “MIAMI”
Kara can be seen performing frequenly on the NYC scene and has appeared at the Bitter End, Bowery Electric, Hudson Hotel, Mercury Lounge, Pete’s Candy Store, Rockwood Music Hall, just to name a few! Kara has played in cities across the country, including Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
TAYLOR GREY IS FEATURED IN THE APRIL/MAY ISSUE OF JUSTINE MAGAZINE
TAYLOR GREY was in Los Angeles for a series of live performances at The Grove last week. Taking a break from rehearsals, Taylor sat down with Justine Magazine’s Kristin Coleman for a quick poolside chat at the Beverly Hills Hotel to talk about her EP, Mind of Mine, balancing her academic career and her creative goals, and the progress of her debut album.
NEW J DILLA
Dr. Dre just premiered the previously unreleased J. Dilla song “Gangsta Boogie (feat. Snoop Dogg & Kokane)” on his show on Apple Beats 1. Check it out here:
A few weeks after the release of its self-titled EP, French Alternative rock/industrial/noise/electronica outfit Iris Von Gul just unveiled a new official music video for the song “Kill you” on YouTube.
SLOW TURISMO RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘FALTER’
Following their breakout single ‘Falter’, Slow Turismo return with a deeply cathartic accompanying animation.
The Canberra based four piece have carved a strong presence with their trademark multi-genre infused indie rock and a slew of notable support slots. Sharing bills with giants such as; Art Vs Science, British India, Client Liason, Holy Holy, Lurch & Chief, The Griswalds and Safia has seasoned the bands live prowess, making them a force to be reckoned with on stage.