ST LUCIA LIVE VIDEO
St. Lucia has announced a fall U.S. headline tour in support of their acclaimed sophomore album Matter. Today, the band also premiered a special live video for their current single “Help Me Run Away” – watch here:
PET SHOP BOYS SINGLE “TWENTY-SOMETHING”
The new single “Twenty-something” will be released on digital and CD formats June 17 with the official video premiering on Univision.com. Univision’s Uforia Musica calls the track “high-energy yet heart-rending.” Directed by Gavin Filipiak, who caught Pet Shop Boys’ attention when he helmed the video for the group Prayers’ cover of their classic track “West End Girls.” Filipiak says “the band loved the authenticity and feel of the video and wanted something similar for their new song which has a Latin sound to it. For the video, they were imagining a hispanic character going through the same struggles described by the lyrics of the song.”
MOBY RELEASES “MUSIC FROM PORCELAIN”
“Music From Porcelain” is the companion album to Moby’s book of memoirs entitled, Porcelain, (Penguin Press; May 17). The album is a collection of newly re-mastered versions of classics including “Go!,” “Honey,” “Natural Blues” and “Bodyrock,” among many others, combined with a hard to get collection of classic Electronic music recordings from artists from 808 State to A Tribe Call Quest. “Music From Porcelain” is released June 10th on Thrive Music.
“The music in ‘porcelain’ is almost as important a character in the book as i am. to that end I’ve compiled a collection of songs written about in the book, both mine and other people’s, in a little time capsule to accompany it. These songs all remind me of the New York that I lived in and was smitten with from 1989 – 1999,” Moby says.
It’s almost bikini season and once again, Grammy-nominated hitmaker Bobby Brackins, known for co-writing playlist favorites “2On” and “Loyal,” has your summer anthem locked in. Linking with pop star Austin Mahone, Bobby Brackins is sharing “Joy Ride” off his forthcoming …To Live For EP via Galore Mag. Clocking in at under 3 minutes, “Joy Ride” is short, sweet, and full of good summer vibes.
PANIC! AT THE DISCO SHARES NEW MUSIC VIDEO
This morning Panic! At The Disco shared a new music video for their next single “Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time”. Follow P!ATD frontman Brendon Urie along for an ill-fated night of debaucherous partying in the video HERE.
JORDYN MALLORY “BOAT FRIEND”
Singer-songwriter Jordyn Mallory has released her debut music video for “Boat Friend.” The video premiered Tuesday, May 10 as part of CMT’s Artist Discovery campaign. The new music video is now available for viewing multiple times per day on the 24/7 digital music channel CMT Music and on CMT’s website, here.
Directed by Les Umberger, the video was shot on Old Hockory Lake in Handersonville, Tenn. with multiple yachts, speedboats and wakeboard champion Nathan Strange included to embrace the summertime anthem.
LUCIUS’ VIDEO FOR “GONE INSANE”
Lucius’ new music video for the track “Gone Insane” premieres today via Pitchfork. Nathan Johnson directed the dream-inspired video from a series of more than 20,000 photographs. “Bands don’t make videos like this anymore,” Johnson says. “Often, you’ve got a day to shoot, but this was a month-long project, Jess [Wolfe] and Holly [Laessig] were so committed to this ridiculous, full-on approach that included 20 hours in a makeup chair and four grueling days in front of the stop-motion rig. Definitely the most insane video we’ve done,” Johnson adds. “Gone Insane” appears on Lucius’ latest album Good Grief.
CMT PREMIERES CJ SOLAR’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO “TALL BOY”
The same week Sea Gayle Music’s CJ Solar was named one of May’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know,” by Rolling Stone Country, the southern-rock-and-blues-tinged country music newcomer celebrates the exclusive premiere of his grassroots breakthrough single “Tall Boy,” on CMT, CMT Music (formerly CMT Pure) and CMT.com. Directed by Marcel Chagnon and set in the smoky basement of a house in East Nashville, the straight-throw-down party video makes you wish you got invited to the shoot. Click to watch.
UNIVERSAL MIND PROJECT “TRUTH” MUSIC VIDEO
The international progressive metallers UNIVERSAL MIND PROJECT just released a music video for the track “Truth” from their debut album “The Jaguar Priest”.
The album is available now in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings and will be released in Japan on May 25th through Bickee Music.
“Truth” features a guest appearance by Mark Jansen [Epica, Mayan].
CODY TYLER “LIGHTKIDERA”
Today, Los Angeles-based Hip-Hop artist, Cody Tyler releases his anticipated visual for “LightKidEra”. The vibrant melody throughout this track is designed to get people out of their seats while maintaining a strong rap vibe.
For Cody Tyler, this track is about chasing his dreams and living for a purpose. The inspiration for this song was a result of a vision he had of a “group of happy people leading a stampede, living for a purpose. A group who welcomes all and everyone who wants to bring light to the world,” shares Cody.
JOHN CARPENTER SHARES LIVE STUDIO VIDEO FOR “ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK”
Much of the power of the best films by the cult director John Carpenter can be attributed to their use of music — music that, more often than not, was composed and performed by Carpenter himself. What began as a necessity for the low-budget productions by Carpenter became a major part of his aesthetic, and established him as a pioneering figure in genre- film score work as well as electronic music in general. Now, flanked by his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies, and with two albums (Lost Themes and Lost Themes II) of non-soundtrack material under his belt, Carpenter has decided to revisit some of his most beloved themes.
GEORGE C. WOLFE RECEIVES EUGENE O’NEILL THEATER CENTER 16TH ANNUAL MONTE CRISTO AWARD
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual Monte Cristo Award ceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe last night at the Edison Ballroom. The O’Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center’s commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage.
Former Monte Cristo Award recipient and celebrated actor Hal Prince presented the Award to Wolfe. In his speech, Prince described what it is like not only to work with Wolfe, but to be an audience member experiencing one of his shows.
TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN JOIN ZAKK WYLDE ON TOUR
This summer, TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN will support guitar aficionado Zakk Wylde on his North American headline tour—as announced today. It kicks off July 8 in Dallas, TX at Gas Monkey Live!, hits major markets all over the country, and concludes September 3 at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets go on-sale starting this Friday May 13 at 10am local time. The full confirmed itinerary can be found below.
TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN kicked off 2016 by opening for the legendary AC/DC in the US at packed arenas and overseas to even larger stadium dates where Axl Rose joined AC/DC on vocals. The critically acclaimed Nashville rock ‘n’ roll band’s The Wayside EP [John Varvatos Records/Republic Records] is available now.
CASSINO NEW SINGLE
Cassino has announced a new EP, Bottlenecker, due out on May 27th. Their first new release since 2011, it will be followed by a second six-song digital EP and the two will be released as a set on CD & vinyl.
For a taste of the new EP, you can stream lead single “Alabama Song” where it premiered with BrooklynVegan.
THE EVERYMEN SHARE NEW TRACK “CHRISTGLIDER”
Ernest Jenning Record Co. is excited to share new tour dates from New Jersey’s reigning kings of the road and preeminent party rockers The Everymen. These dates begin with their album release show on May 25 at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, and will take the band through Philadelphia, Austin, Chicago and more before concluding on June 25 at Monty Hall in Jersey City, NJ. To ring in the announcement, the group has shared “Christglider” from their recently-announced album These Mad Dogs Need Heroes (due June 10 via Ernest Jenning Record Co.), which was recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL with Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes).
JAMES BLAKE REVEALS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “I NEED A FOREST FIRE”
RAMMY® Award-nominated artist JAMES BLAKE debuts the music video for “I Need A Forest Fire” [feat. Bon Iver] today. Watch it HERE. The song is available on his critically acclaimed third full-length offering, The Colour In Anything [Republic Records]—out now.
DISTRICT 97 LIVE VIDEO
Laser’s Edge alt/prog act DISTRICT 97 is preparing to embark on the next leg of their ongoing 2016 world tour, as a run of US live dates with Tiles begins this week. Additionally, the band has released a live video of “Snow Country” filmed in Europe earlier this year.
TOBACCO SHARES “GODS IN HEAT” WITH STEREOGUM
It’s been almost two decades since baby TOBACCO first plugged in a tape deck, popped the top, and found the dark magic that’s fueled so many sonic forays into his genreless bog of beat-blasted hypnagogia and otherworldly-yet-earthen pop. The Pennsylvanian experimentalist has since helmed countless Black Moth Super Rainbow releases, remixed outsiders as offbeat as HEALTH and unexpected as White Zombie, and produced MCs ranging from Aesop Rock to Beck.
REBUILDER NEW VIDEO
We are proud to present the new Rebuilder video for “Le Grande Fromage” off their latest album Rock and Roll in America. Rebuilder is also about to embark on a USA tour next month with The Penske File.
WATCH A R I Z O N A’S VIDEO FOR “I WAS WRONG”
A R I Z O N A has released a “sublime, muted” visual to accompany their single “I Was Wrong.” The video, which premiered yesterday, is the first piece of content from the band since their recent signing to Atlantic Records.
LUKAS GRAHAM PERFORMS “7 YEARS” ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Lukas Graham just performed their smash hit single “7 Years” on Good Morning America! Watch the soulful performance below!
NEWTOWN NEW ALBUM
Kentucky Bluegrassers NewTown bring hard-traveled backroad tales to life on their new CD, HARLAN ROAD (Mountain Home Music Company). Produced by multi-Grammy Award winner Barry Bales, the 11-track outing, due in stores on July 8, combines fresh, down-to-earth songs, complex instrumentation and mesmerizing vocals that offer listeners a feast for the senses.
Fans can pre-order the CD now on iTunes.
JEWEL NIGHTCLUB AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO RELEASES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AND ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL WEEKEND LINEUPS
JEWEL Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino announced today its Memorial Day and Electric Daisy Carnival Weekend lineups. Las Vegas’ newest nightlife destination will host some of the city’s hottest events featuring top-tier talent including Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers and Lil Jon, among others. Offering guests a truly immersive and intimate experience each night, the hot spot will be the most sought after ticket for these highly anticipated weekends.
BILLBOARD.COM STREAMING LIPP’S NEW ALBUM ‘COME TO LIFE’
Eliot Lipp is streaming his entire new album on Billboard.com starting today, May 10th. Lipp’s new album, ‘Come To Life’ will officially be released everywhere on Friday, May 13th.
FIELD STUDIES RELEASE NEW TRACK ‘CROOK’
2015 was a successful year for the art-rock outfit Field Studies. Support from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and John Kennedy of Radio X saw the band make numerous national festival appearances, including a slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival, and an acclaimed appearance at Y Not Festival (described by BBC Introducing’s Emma Clifford as “spellbinding and incredible to experience”).
STILLWATER GIANTS GET IN TROUBLE WITH THE COPS
Stillwater Giants today release their raucous video for ‘Montage’ and it comes with a hell of a story.
Intending to film in just one take, the Perth band planned to get into their tinnie and float away without a care at the end of the vid. Instead, they got in trouble with the cops for having an unregistered boat.
MIKEY DOLLAZ “BIGGIE AND DIDDY”
“I feel like I’m home when I’m in New York City” raps Mikey Dollaz on the hook for “Biggie and Diddy.” Having propelled himself to the forefront of Chicago’s drill scene and working with a variety of cutting edge electronic producers to develop a sound of his own, the new music video finds the Picture Me Rollin rapper partying on Manhattan rooftops, stunting in the crowded city streets, and enjoying some authentic cuisine at Joe’s Shanghai in Chinatown before celebrating New Year 2016 with friends. “We ended up going to some dope ass party where everybody was cool as fuck and high as air,” he tells Mass Appeal in their premiere with a Q&A. “It was so live I had to get some shots while turning up in the crowd.” Produced by Anti-G of Planet Mu and Rwina Records, “Biggie and Diddy” finds Mikey Dollaz bringing his trademark hard-hitting high-energy flow over pinging synths and understated trap drums.
NAVVI PREMIERE SHIMMERING, DYNAMIC ALBUM OPENER “SIMPATICO”
Seattle electronic duo NAVVI are set to unveil their most captivating and fully realized work with their debut album Omni, coming out May 27th via Hush Hush Records. The collaborative vision of vocalist Kristin Henry and producer Brad Boettger, NAVVI’s music carries an instantly magnetic presence. First emerging with their debut single in 2013, their confident take on brooding, propulsive, darkly-lit synth-pop has been on display over a steady string of self-released singles, an inclusion on a compilation curated by the French label Kitsuné, as well as their excellent 2014 EP,II. Press outlets such as NME, Brooklyn Vegan, Impose, Line of Best Fit, and Jay-Z’s Life+Times have all been quick to praise their alluring sound, and they’ve been handpicked by the Capitol Hill Block Party and KEXP to perform on stages all across Seattle. All of these efforts now lead to the strongest and most expansive statement in their young career, Omni.
KREWELLA PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “BROKEN RECORD”
After announcing their nationwide tour, Chicago-bred duo Krewella (singer / songwriter sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf) has unleashed brand new single “Broken Record” – listen to it HERE. The song, premiered by SiriusXM on BPM’s new music segment with Ben Harvey, is a fresh record that reveals more about Krewella’s upcoming sophomore Ammunition EP, due out on May 20. Following the cathartic, punk-infused “Beggars,” “Broken Record” which NYLON notes “adds a nostalgic alt-rock layer to their signature sound.”
NAVVI “TENANT” VIDEO
Today, Chicago-based Hip Hop artist and lyricist, NAVVI drops a thrilling visual for “Tenant”. In this video, directed by Visual SZN, NAVVI pushes the boundaries to showcase his artistic vision and hard hitting lyrics. It’s gritty, head-nodding beats makes this the perfect track to bump on a cruise down Lake Shore Drive.
This track was created after NAVVI’s realization that “a lot of people in the music industry are selfish, greedy and snakes”. The visual highlights his tendency to always be one step ahead of the game as NAVVI finds his way out of a kidnapping situation.
NASHVILLE POWER TRIO THE WANS ANNOUNCE NEW EP
Nashville-based rock power trio The Wans announce the June 24th release of their new EP Run Baby Run. The EP was produced, recorded and mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys) using all vintage analog gear. Run Baby Run contains six new songs that feature The Wans brand of straight-up, unapologetic, hard-edged rock & roll, with no signs of pretention or irony to be found. Their songs feature a balance of highly addictive, hook-filled melodies and a potent shot of adrenalin.
As a band that exudes the rock ethic, The Wans have grown into a “songs first” outfit. This is made clear on tracks such as electrifying “Who Are You Now”, the pulsating “Nail Me” and the driving title track, which was premiered by the UK’s acclaimed Classic Rock Magazine, who said of the song, “…like The Stooges having a baby with Stone Temple Pilots – the former on the verses, the latter on the chorus.”
GENERIK “LATE AT NIGHT”
Australian master of house, Generik, is back with new tune “Late at Night.” Featuring infectious chord progression, bouncing kick drums, and some of the smoothest vocals you’ve ever heard, “Late at Night” is a genre-busting crossover hit fit to take over any pop or house playlist this summer.
MARK CHESNUTT SIGNS WITH ROW ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE NEW PROJECT
Row Entertainment, an exciting new label in Nashville, is excited to announce the signing of country music superstar Mark Chesnutt to its roster. “Without a doubt, Mark is an artist that continues to stand for the best in the format,” said Row’s Jimmy Ritchey. “Everyone here is so excited to be working along with him to bring his music to the masses.”
Chesnutt, one of the most iconic voices in the business, thanks to hits such as “I’ll Think Of Something” and “Your Love Is A Miracle,” will release Tradition Lives for Row later this year. It is his first studio release of all new music since 2008.
SUN CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Disco Donnie Presents and SMG prepare for Labor Day weekend 2016 as the sixth-annual Sun City Music Festival returns to Ascarate Park in El Paso, TX for their biggest installment yet. With the mountainside poppies in bloom and the Summer season ahead, the road to #SCMF is well underway!
This year’s Sun City Music Festival may still feel far off, but Disco Donnie Presents is already putting the finishing touches on the lineup for the Labor Day weekend event. Before DDP announces the complete lineup they have planned for the massive two-day event, they’ve decided to let you in on a not-so-little secret that will get you excited about forthcoming festival – the headliners!
LEONDRO’S FEEL-GOOD “SUPER BIG” VIDEO
Following Mother’s Day, rising Toronto rapper Leondro has set the bar high with “Super Big,” his touching new video that fondly recalls his hard-working and self-sacrificing mother. Featuring fellow Canadian rapper Yoko Gold, “Super Big” reflects with appreciation and affection upon Leondro’s mother’s hardships as “she fought to keep her children’s future bright.” Leondro premiered the “Super Big” audio at the Easter Seals Telethon in Toronto on April 10, helping raise $3.2 million for children who live with physical disabilities in Ontario.