RITA ORA SIGNS GLOBAL DEAL WITH ATLANTIC RECORDS
Today, multiplatinum recording artist Rita Ora signed a worldwide recording contract with Atlantic Records UK. Having enjoyed several #1 successes with her previous album and a number of smash hit singles around the world, Rita will be returning to the studio and working on new material for release later this year.
Rita Ora said “Music is my first love and I am looking forward to getting my new songs released. I’m thankful to my new Atlantic Records family for all their support and encouragement. The next chapter is going to be incredible.”
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GROUPLOVE ANNOUNCE THIRD ALBUM
Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording artists Grouplove will release their highly anticipated third studio album, entitled Big Mess, on September 9th. The first single, “Welcome To Your Life,” will be released on July 15th.
SETH BOGART ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOUR
Seth Bogart, the LA-based DIY pop star and multimedia artist has announced a string of summer tour dates in support of his eponymous debut album available now via Burger Records. Kicking off on June 23rd in Calgary, AB and wrapping up September 21st in Montreal, QC the 12 date tour will include a headline performance at the annual Burger Boogaloo with notable host John Waters, a hometown Los Angeles show with Dynasty Handbag, an art opening for THINGS in New York,with stops in Boston and Portsmouth in support of The Julie Ruin, an appearance at Austin Pride, Sled Island and Pop Montreal.
SUPAWAVE OSBOURNE “LEFT SHOES”
Brooklyn, New York emcee SupaWave Osbourne presents the midnightpatrolfilm-directed music video for “Left Shoes”, his new single produced by Wale collaborator Best Kept Secret of Flawless Tracks. “Left Shoes” will appear on The Mandela Effect, SupaWave’s forthcoming album dropping in 2017.
STEVE GRIMMETT’S GRIM REAPER SIGNS WITH DISSONANCE PRODUCTIONS
Dissonance Productions proudly announces the worldwide signing of Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER. The recently launched rock/metal label will release the band’s new album, Walking In The Shadows, on September 23. It will be the band’s first new recording since 1987’s Rock You To Hell. Pre-order information for the album’s standard and limited edition digipak formats will be announced shortly.
HEAVY DRAG NEW SINGLE
Stereogum has premiered “Leave It Alone” which they call “a horror-tinged current of swamp water and sunburn.” The song appears on Sábana Ghost, the debut album from Miami 4-piece Heavy Drag, due out July 22 on Limited Fanfare Records.
LIVERPOOL DUO OVVLS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE “WINTER”
Liverpool duo OVVLS (pronounced “Owls”) return with the second single in their three part Recrudescence series, “Winter”, to celebrate the summer solstice – listen and share via Soundcloud.
ARISE IN CHAOS “HELL BENT”
US metallers ARISE IN CHAOS released a lyric video for “Hell Bent”, the song is taken from their new album “Terminal Cognition” out May in USA via David Ellefon’s (Megadeth) EMP Label Group, due to be released in Europe on July 15 via EMP/SPV. The video can be viewed here:
EXTRAPERLO’S “CHILL AQUÍ” MUSIC VIDEO
We’re very proud to present Extraperlo’s new music video for “Chill Aquí”, the second single and title track from their album “Chill Aquí” (CANADA, 2016). This clip was directed by Manson, produced by CANADA and features a special guest appearance by Leticia Dolera.
LULL PREMIERE SOPHOMORE EP ‘NOUVELLE’ IN FULL
The five-song release was recorded at Bear Bites Horse Studio and The Premises in London by Wayne Adams and Neil Tollitt. Guitarist/vocalist Jon Billinge said of the record, “Nouvelle marks a departure from our debut EP. We wanted to make a heavier, more visceral record that kept the strong sense of melody that always seems to pull our songs back from the brink of destruction.”
‘BAZODEE’ LIGHTS UP THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH
Serafini Releasing in association with Indiepelago Films and Monk Pictures have announced the upcoming release of BAZODEE, an unprecedented new musical film arriving in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 5th. The official BAZODEE motion picture trailer is available now on the iTunes Store. The trailer is currently streaming on Machel Montano’s official YouTube channel.
BAZODEE – a distinctively Trinidadian term for a state of confusion or dizziness induced by love – captures all the passion, color, and excitement of Carnival, inspired by Bollywood’s kaleidoscopic choreography and fueled by the revolutionary fusion of calypso’s African rhythms and the Indo-Trinidadian dholak drumming known as soca music. The film marks the eagerly anticipated film debut of international superstar Machel Montano, known worldwide as the undisputed King of Soca, and also stars Kabir Bedi, Natalie Perrera and Staz Nair (Game of Thrones).
THE DEAD SHIPS ALBUM STREAM
The Dead Ships will release their debut full-length LP CITYCIDE in North America on June 24 via Nevado Music. The album is available to pre-order digitally via iTunes and on CD & LP in the Nevado Music Online Store. Consequence of Sound is streaming the album in full ahead of Friday’s release date. CoS says, “The Dead Ships take a cue from Modest Mouse circa 2004 and ‘Float On,’ undeterred by challenges, loneliness, and even the death of a close friend of singer/guitarist Devlin McCluskey. With the help of past collaborator Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene, who sat behind the boards and lent some gnarly guitar throughout, the three-piece look darkness in its face, processing that pain through 11 garage rockers that scratch, brood, and rattle before eventually finding the light and a reason to celebrate life.”
BLACKMORE “72” VIDEO
LA-based, world music-influenced alt-metal group BLACKMORE are poised to make waves with their upcoming album NEO, out this July. Primarily made up of Armenian-American members, BLACKMORE is fronted by Greek lead vocalist K’noup of global rock artists Viza. K’noup has spent years as a seasoned frontman touring alongside bands such as Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Skindred and Gogol Bordello.
Today, BLACKMORE is thrilled to reveal their heavy-hitting new music video for the track “72”, produced and directed by Noel Ross. Take a look at the video here:
FROM STATES NEW VIDEO
New York pop-punk band From States Away has just completed work on their sophomore EP Hypervigilant, produced by Chris Piquette (formerly of the group Trophy Wives). Today, the band is premiering the first single and music video “Fight or Flight” on Idobi Radio.
MY JERUSALEM PREMIERE NEW FULL-LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM STREAM
Washington Square Music and Austin, TX-based rock band My Jerusalem are excited to present the full-album premiere of the band’s brand new studio album, A Little Death. “The little death,” or “la petite mort” in French, refers to, well, an orgasm, and somewhere between the literal definition and the slang is where frontman Jeff Klein situated the album. “Like any kid, I was obsessed with death and obsessed with sex. Some people grow out of it and start families and become normal people and some of us just stay the same,” Klein laughs. “I’m still obsessing about the psychology behind death and sex.” This duality bleeds through on the album, which flexes a lurid sexual energy, reminiscent of something between Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Echo and the Bunnymen.
COMBICHRIST, BLOODY-DISGUSTING.COM LAUNCH (NSFW) “MY LIFE MY RULES” MUSIC VIDEO
Norwegian-American electronic hard rock/heavy metal group, Combichrist, has teamed up with Bloody Disgusting to launch a music video for the track “My Life My Rules,” taken from the band’s new album This is Where Death Begins. Stream the (NSFW) clip, directed by Jason Alacrity, exclusively at:
THE VEILS TO DELIVER NEW ALBUM ‘TOTAL DEPRAVITY’ + VIDEO
Last week, UK-based The Veils announced details of their forthcoming album Total Depravity (out August 26 via Nettwerk Records) and partnered with Stereogum to premiere lead track “Axolotl.” Today, the band premieres the official music video with Pitchfork.
L.A. production duo Casper & B. are carving their own lane with a signature brand of genre-bending production. Today, the duo delivers “Moneys,” the latest single from the upcoming Low Battery Summer project, featuring Michael Christmas and Charles Hamilton. “Moneys” finds the two emcees matter-of-factly rapping about lavish lifestyles atop glimmering synths, chopped-up vocal samples, and thunderous bass. Premiered by VIBE, “Moneys” builds up momentum for Casper & B.’s Low Battery Summer, which releases this week. “This track is different from the rest of the project,” explains Casper to VIBE. “It is by far the slowest of all of them, with the half time drum feel. It has a lot of cool quirky sounds and combines influence of LA Beat scene and drum n bass.”
BARNS COURTNEY TO OPEN FOR TOM ODELL ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Capitol Records recording artist Barns Courtney’s will join fellow U.K. artist Tom Odell on his North American tour, which launches October 3 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. The fall run will include shows at New York City’s Webster Hall (October 4) and Belasco in Los Angeles, CA (October 25). Tickets can be purchased at:
Jaunt began as a duo in Hamilton, Canada in the winter of 2014. Born of their shared love of pop music and an improvised bedroom recording setup, the project quickly became a joint obsession. The duo eventually convened in Toronto where they were mutually inspired; leading them to shape and realize their music. Two years later, this partnership has grown into Jaunt. Now a fully formed band of five, Jaunt create the type of introspective music that is easy to get lost in.
MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN
The inaugural MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour is set to bring your favorite chart-topping bands to your backyard this August through October! Tour performers include Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazytown, 12 Stones and Tantric. It was previously announced that Drowning Pool would join select dates – now, the tour is pleased to announce that P.O.D., VAST, Puddle of Mudd and Fuel will also perform on select dates. This will mark VAST’s first show in five years. See below for a current list of all dates with performers.
Several bands on the tour, including Trapt, Saliva, Alien Ant Farm, Crazytown, 12 Stones and Tantric, are all touring in support of new albums and are currently pushing new singles to radio. Expect to hear throwback favorites and new tunes from each artist on the MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour. Between the bands on the tour, these artists boast a total of six Platinum albums, six Gold albums, eight #1 hits, 17 top #10 hits and over 14 million total albums sold.
In addition to blistering sets from each of these artists, MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour dates will be flanked by fun activities for all, including a Red, White & Blue bikini contest in select markets! In addition, pre and post-show VIP meet & greets and onsite BBQ’s in select markets will allow fans to meet and hang out with MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN artists one-on-one.
WASH’S NEW SINGLE “WHERE YOU BEEN” FEAT KEVIN GATES
Speak to this dynamic artist about his sound and he’ll label it contemporary soul. Challenge him to rattle off his list of influences and he’ll give you a spectrum ranging from Nat King Cole to Anita Baker to R. Kelly. He’ll speak of his gospel upbringing—his parents were both pastors and singers; his sister, a musician. And his instrumental prowess will show him to be fluent on the piano, saxophone and drums.
RIPP FLAMEZ NEW SINGLE
Cleveland artist Ripp Flamez places the spotlight on himself with his menacing “Shine Light” video, premiered by The FADER. Releasing on the heels of his hometown Cavaliers winning the NBA Finals, “Shine Light” is a trap banger that precedes the rapper/singer’s forthcoming album, DayOne Forever, which is slated to release in July. The visual continues a storyline that began with the “PayBack” video, Ripp Flamez explains: “From the beginning of the ‘PayBack’ video I’ve been on a mission to obtain something that originally belonged to me, looking for a certain person who represents every person I’ve felt robbed me of something, I find him, take him to a place where I plan to kill him only to realize they only exist if I allow them to, and he vanishes.”
DEVANATION (EX-DEFILER), REVOLVER MAGAZINE LAUNCH “SUFFERING BAY” MUSIC VIDEO
Calif. Bay Area heavy metal group, Devanation, has teamed up with Revolver to launch a music video for the track, “Suffering Bay,” taken from the band’s debut album, Dominion of Oblivion. Stream the new video clip, directed by David Ledbetter, exclusively at:
SIGUR RÓS BROADCAST SLOW TV LIVE EVENT JUNE 20 & 21
Throughout the course of tonight and tomorrow Sigur Rós will be unveiling a 24-hour ‘Slow TV’ event live on Iceland’s National Television – and streaming live globally via YouTube – set to a constantly evolving soundtrack based around elements of new song Óveður.
Starting at tonight’s Summer Solstice and continuing throughout the longest day of the year, ‘Route One’ is a 1332km journey the whole way round Iceland’s coastal ring road, broadcasting the trip live in its entirety, via National Television channel RÚV 2.
“In a day and age of instant gratification and everything moving so fast, we wanted to do the exact opposite,” says Sigur Rós’s Jónsi Birgisson. “Slow TV is counter-active to the world we live in, in that it happens in real time and real slow.”
WATCH “THE FEELING” BY DLOW
This visual finds DLOW crushing on a new girl, even though they’re both taken. As DLOW pursues anyway she tries to resist temptation but quickly gives in once she discovers the love of dancing that brings them together.
NEIL YOUNG’S ‘RUST NEVER SLEEPS’ AND ‘HUMAN HIGHWAY’
Shakey Pictures will release two rare Neil Young films – the critically acclaimed director’s cut of the post-apocalyptic musical comedy Human Highway and the restored and remixed Rust Never Sleeps –a concert fantasy -on Blu-Ray and DVD for the first time via Reprise Records.
Rust Never Sleeps – a concert fantasy is a full-length feature including many of Young’s most popular songs, Rust Never Sleeps, digitally remixed and restored by Shakey Pictures for Blu-Ray and DVD, recently screened in sold-out theaters nationwide to ecstatic response and reviews and will be released July 1st.
Human Highway is Young’s 1982 legendary comedy starring Russ Tamblyn, Charlotte Stewart, Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper, and Devo, digitally remixed and restored by Shakey Pictures for Blu-Ray and DVD. This is the director’s cut of this cult classic, recently screened in sold-out theaters nationwide to ecstatic response and reviews. Human Highway will be released on July 22nd.
THE MEADOWS MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the inaugural edition of The Meadows Music and Arts Festival, to be held this coming October 1st & 2nd at the Citi Field complex in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the storied borough of Queens, New York. Featuring performances from Kanye West, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Kygo, Grimes, The 1975, Bryson Tiller, Savages, Metric, Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Kamasi Washington, Sylvan Esso, and many many more. The Meadows Music and Arts Festival will play host to 42+ artists across four stages, showcase a world’s fair of cuisine from around the globe, and feature a tour de force in craft cocktails from some of the finest mixologists around. The performance from The Weeknd will mark his only NYC area show in 2016, and the booking of Kanye West was born out of his weather related cancelled appearance at Governors Ball 2016. Founders Entertainment saw a booking for West at the new The Meadows Music and Arts Festival as a way to follow through on bringing him to New York City for his only North American festival appearance in 2016.
RACING GLACIERS RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘SAMADHI (SO FAR AWAY)’
Racing Glaciers return with a stellar new single ‘Samadhi (So Far Away)’, out this June, and ahead of their debut album release through Killing Moon this August.
With well over 2million Soundcloud plays on just their first four tracks, their track ‘First Light’ featured on the Transformers 4: Age of Extinction movie and won the band support from BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6Music DJ’s including Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Greg James, Fearne Cotton and Steve Lamacq.
AUSTRALIA’S THE OUTDOOR TYPE SIGNS TO NETTWERK RECORDS + NEW SINGLE
Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of Melbourne-based The Outdoor Type, aka singer/songwriter Zack Buchanan.
While the name will still be new to many, The Outdoor Type has been picking up fans worldwide after the release of last year’s debut EP. The self-titled EP delivered two tracks – “Are You Happy” and “When The Sun Goes Down” – which, both landed on Triple J radio and reached #1 on Australia’s non-comm radio chart.
Later that year, Buchanan followed-up with the self-produced single “On My Mind.” Mixed by Steve Schramm (Little Red, San Cisco) in Melbourne, “On My Mind” is a lively, scrappy rock song with a driving groove and a instantly catchy melody. Nettwerk is excited to share in the worldwide release of both the EP and the single.