PROMISE “RIGHT NOW”
“Right Now” introduces the TellAVision EP with a smooth and mellow repetition of “right now, right now,” pressing in around the necessity of choosing right now the good life. In a culture that honors instant gratification and seeks out quick satisfaction, this song enters the scene with a strikingly refreshing spin on our longings for that “best life now,” presenting an answer that looks heavenward, fulfills our deepest yearnings, and lasts into eternity. Promise wrote this song with the hope of expanding beyond his usual artistic expression of hip-hop and exposing himself as not just a rapper, but also a songwriter.
PICS: PANDORA’S THIRD ANNUAL INDIO INVASION
Pandora went back to the desert for the third installment of Indio Invasion. Previous Invasions have hosted All-Star performances from Diplo and ?uestlove, and this year featured breakout rock group Walk The Moon for an exclusive DJ set. Walk The Moon have been streamed over 301 Million times on Pandora. This year’s event also featured aquatic performances from world famous synchronized swimmers, The Aqualillies. Guests were treated to delectable bites and free drinks in Pandora’s desert oasis, along with lawn games and a flower crown station.
VIRTUAL TIME NEW VIDEO
Classic Rock inspired Italian band Virtual Time have released the Official Video for their “Fire World II” off of their Long Distance LP. Written and Directed by Marco and Luca Donazzan, “Fire World II” was shot in the North-East Italian Alpi mountains.
MANTAR NEW VIDEO
In conjunction with its release, MANTAR recently issued the video accompaniment to “Cross The Cross.” The clip was initially premiered in North America via MetalSucks who hailed “not just any new music video… but a new music video from which is so entertaining as to justify the continued existence of music videos…This clip for ‘Cross The Cross’ feels like Ingmar Bergman made a hip-hop video. That may sound like an odd aesthetic for MANTAR’s bone-vaporizing brand of death ‘n’ roll, but done with as much droll verve as director Dave Barbaree has displayed here, and it ends up being the perfect showcase for this crushed windpipe of a song.”
VULTURE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP
Vulture.com, New York Magazine’s culture and entertainment site, today announced the initial lineup for the 2016 Vulture Festival, a series of high-profile events celebrating the best of today’s television, music, film, and more. The Festival will take place May 21-22 primarily at Milk Studios, with select events at other venues, in New York City. Additional events will be announced in the coming weeks.
For over a decade, Ultrviolence has been building its characteristic moody, post-punk sound purely on DIY principles: in basements filled with battered instruments, blinking electronics, and swirls of electrical cables, the trio has been steadily writing, playing, and recording its own material with little reliance on external influence.Their immersive sound is built on the augmentation of a dark wave foundation, the music echoing from countless hours of work alone in prairie solitude, hunched over instruments, hard at work on their form.
RUN THE JEWELS RELEASE STUNNING NEW VIDEO
Run The Jewels have followed up their devastating main stage Coachella performance this weekend with the release of the official video for “Love Again (feat. Gangsta Boo),” from their groundbreaking sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2. Produced by JASH and Pulse Films for go90, the Ninian Doff-directed clip pairs beautiful high definition footage of butterflies and bumblebees engaging in colorful floral pollination alongside Killer Mike, El-P, and Gangsta Boo’s playful and provocative sexual lyricism – a nearly NSFW nature mini-documentary.
THE 74TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS LIVE COAST TO COAST ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) will present the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. The ceremony will air on NBC live coast to coast from 5-8 p.m. PT / 8-11 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
Produced by dcp in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 236 countries worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements.
NBC’s telecast of the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards scored as the #1 entertainment telecast on the Big 4 networks for the primetime week of Jan. 4-10, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, which also ranks the Golden Globe Awards #1 among non-sports programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34, adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demos.
WOODS NEW VIDEO
On April 8, Woods released its 9th LP, City Sun Eater in the River of Light on its own Woodsist label. Today the band shares a skate video for “I See In The Dark” in collaboration with Habitat – the video was shot in SF and features Brian Delatorre, Josh Matthews, Daryl Angel and Al Davis. Woods also just released a skate deck in collaboration with Habitat featuring the new album’s cover art, and the deck also comes with a download of the new album.
Young The Giant are happy to share “Amerika” from their upcoming album Home Of The Strange which will be out August 12 through Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic. You can listen to “Amerika,” which already has been touted as one of the best songs of the week
ARIANA GRANDE RELEASES “LET ME LOVE YOU” FT. LIL WAYNE
Ariana Grande releases her latest instant grat track “Let Me Love You” featuring Lil Wayne today. Watch the audio video HERE.
FRAEA RELEASE NEW SINGLE “TROUBLE”
Twin Cities duo Fraea are excited to share “Trouble” from their forthcoming debut EP, Bend Your Bones, out April 29th. Comprised by Jessie Daley and Drew Preiner, together the two combine to create musing, hypnotic shadow pop. Premiered today via Bullett magazine, with “Trouble” they write, “Fraea showcases the seamless duality of their sound.” On April 30th they celebrate the release of their EP with a show at Ice House in Minneapolis.
DAVID VERTESI NEW VIDEO
David Vertesi is a Vancouver (Canada) based multi-genre artist – he is 1/3 of indie-pop trio Hey Ocean! and has collaborated with Shad K, Jose Miguel Contreras (By Divine Right) and Hannah Georgas. “Loud Talker” comes from his upcoming album, Sad Dad Cruise Ship to be released April 22, 2016.
INFERIOR NEW ALBUM + NEW VIDEO
On May 6th 2016 the swedish thrashers INFERIOR will release a new album entitled “The Red Beast”.
The album consists of 40 minutes of death filtered thrash metal and it will be released by Big Balls Productions.
Check out their brand new video:
SCUM GANG CLAN MIXTAPE
Papa Scum presents Scum Gang Clan Mixtape. Bizze Blaze, Scum Lord Dizzy, Yung AZ, AI Scum & Premadonna are influential & a prime example of what the culture has been missing. The Wu-Tang clan was part of an elite class of MC’s. They were a combination of spitters that took over the industry in the 90’s. Scum Gang as a unit has developed a sound like no other. With this tape we would like to give a tribute to one of the greatest & diverse, hip-hop conglomerates.
SUDIE NEW VIDEO
Dallas indie-pop artist Sudie has premiered the video for the track “Van Morrissey”, taken from last year’s self-titled EP.
“Sudie is effortlessly energized in her enticing video for single ‘Van Morrissey,” – Samantha O’Connor, the 405
POP MATTERS PREMIERES I WEAR* EXPERIMENT’S NEW SINGLE
I Wear* Experiment is a punchy nordic electro trio leaning towards experimentation and cinematic soundscapes. The band began their journey into electronical pop music bringing back the punch and aggressiveness that they feel has gone missing over time.
D GENERATION NEW SINGLE
Produced by guitarist Danny Sage, ‘Nothing Is Anywhere’; is a first-or-second-take album, recorded in basements under Avenue A and the Magic Shop in NYC. “We’ve finally made a record that represents us,” says Sage. “We make a really good noise on stage, and this album is a little more snotty, nasty. The needles are in the red a bit more.”
J BURN “MOONSHINE”
J Burn is back with his much anticipated follow up to the highly acclaimed Burnt Blue, which will be released everywhere on May 6th. The new album, Randomly Branded, contains 8 original tracks, which interweave their way across multiple music styles and genres, including rock, Americana, shades of Country, Punk and tinges of psychedelia. J Burn is offering the album for pre-sale on 4-20 at a discounted rate for fans through his official site.
Recorded with an old school studio vibe, focusing on lyrical content and song creation, the album was designed to build an organic feeling and sound experience. “So many talented people contributed to this effort. From the musicians, to the engineers, right down to the art for the cover (Marq Spusta). I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out, ” says Jay Burn.
M.A BEAT ‘FOUR HANDS’
M.A BEAT! like to qualify their music as organic. We can also say that this band formed organically. A trio today, the project was born in 2012 with the EP Arbor under the impulsion of Samy Abboud, who was passionate about beatmaking, textures and fan of the English bands like Mount Kimbie and Four Tet.
BRIAN JOHNSON SPEAKS OUT
As many AC/DC fans know, the remaining shows for the 2016 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour, including 10 postponed U.S. shows, are being rescheduled with a guest singer. I want personally to explain the reason because I don’t believe the earlier press releases sufficiently set out what I wanted to say to our fans or the way in which I thought it should be presented.
On March 7th, after a series of examinations by leading physicians in the field of hearing loss, I was advised that if I continue to perform at large venues, I risked total deafness. While I was horrified at the reality of the news that day, I had for a time become aware that my partial hearing loss was beginning to interfere with my performance on stage. I was having difficulty hearing the guitars on stage and because I was not able to hear the other musicians clearly, I feared the quality of my performance could be compromised. In all honesty this was something I could not in good conscience allow. Our fans deserve my performance to be at the highest level, and if for any reason I can’t deliver that level of performance I will not disappoint our fans or embarrass the other members of AC/DC. I am not a quitter and I like to finish what I start, nevertheless, the doctors made it clear to me and my bandmates that I had no choice but to stop performing on stage for the remaining shows and possibly beyond. That was the darkest day of my professional life.
Since that day, I have had several consultations with my doctors and it appears that, for the near future, I will be unable to perform on stage at arena and stadium size venues where the sound levels are beyond my current tolerance, without the risk of substantial hearing loss and possibly total deafness. Until that time, I tried as best as I could to continue despite the pain and hearing loss but it all became too much to bear and too much to risk.
I am personally crushed by this development more than anyone could ever imagine. The emotional experience I feel now is worse than anything I have ever in my life felt before. Being part of AC/DC, making records and performing for the millions of devoted fans this past 36 years has been my life’s work. I cannot imagine going forward without being part of that, but for now I have no choice. The one thing for certain is that I will always be with AC/DC at every show in spirit, if not in person.
Most importantly, I feel terrible having to disappoint the fans who bought tickets for the canceled shows and who have steadfastly supported me and AC/DC these many years. Words cannot express my deep gratitude and heartfelt thanks not just for the recent outpouring to me personally of kind words and good wishes, but also for the years of loyal support of AC/DC. My thanks also go to Angus and Cliff for their support.
Finally, I wish to assure our fans that I am not retiring. My doctors have told me that I can continue to record in studios and I intend to do that. For the moment, my entire focus is to continue medical treatment to improve my hearing. I am hoping that in time my hearing will improve and allow me to return to live concert performances. While the outcome is uncertain, my attitude is optimistic. Only time will tell.
Once again, my sincere best wishes and thanks to everyone for their support and understanding.
BROODS’ NEW ALBUM
Broods will release their sophomore album, Conscious, on June 24. Fans have a chance to pre-order the album early – in CD, cassette and exclusive clear vinyl formats – via the band’s website. Those who pre-order the album will instantly receive the anthemic first single “Free” and have a first chance at tickets to the band’s upcoming North American tour.
The New Zealand duo – composed of Georgia and brother Caleb Nott – just wrapped up a series of West Coast arena dates with Ellie Goulding. Yesterday via Facebook live stream, they unveiled plans for a North American summer tour. The headline run will kick off on August 1 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC and include shows at New York City’s Webster Hall on August 2 and The Novo in Los Angeles on August 23. Pre-sale tickets are available at www.broodsmusic.com beginning Wednesday, April 20. Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 22.
PET SUN NEW VIDEO
Hailing from somewhere between Hamilton and The Gates of Hades, Pet Sun are a band of self-proclaimed Rock N Roll Heathens whose only goal is to unearth your inner demons as they entrance you with their doom laden garage tracks.
Over the past year Pet Sun have been mercilessly spreading their ferociously wild stage show town to town playing for all the headbangers throughout the Canadian and American landscapes, sharing stages with bands such as The Black Lips, Together Pangea, King Khan and BBQ Show, and The Wytches.