LTN BACK ON FUTURE SOUND OF EGYPT
Indonesian prodigy LTN returns to FSOE Excelsior with his alter ego Blue Ghost for yet another superb progressive outing. Combining groovy beats, proggy plucks and quivering vocal chops, “Chasing The Arrow” once again hits the musical bullseye. Out today on Beatport and Spotify.
The Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series 2016 featured another year of diverse, highly talented acts – from the jazz sounds of The Sax Factory to The Beatles Tribute 4EverFab, the Stoneham Theatre Broadway Cabaret Night – which in a last-minute switch ended up being held in the Stoneham Theatre due to the weather – thanks to the Theatre’s offer; the always-popular Italian night with Sea Breeze, and the Navy Band Northeast Protocol Jazz Combo in the Chamber’s first Veterans Appreciation Night. On Thursday, August 4, the Stoneham Chamber will close the Summer Concert Series with a band new to the Series, the high-energy country Top 40 band Walkin’ The Line.
STELLA’S MOODY, DREAM-LIKE R&B DEBUT SELFISH STREAMS IN FULL AT SELF-TITLED
When listening to STELLA, it’s impossible not to picture her belonging in a smokey underground club, with her unique brand of high-temperature, thoughtfully produced swirl of dreamy soul and modern r&b marking an unexpected contrast to her father’s music — rock legend Carlos Santana. Her debut album Selfish recently released last week, offers a thematic gut-punch — often times a highly personal one — relating to heartbreak and moving on that’s refreshingly wise, while offering up a deft touch in encompassing a moody mix of genres that creates a truly satisfying journey.
Summer isn’t over yet! LNDN DRGS hoo ride into the dog days with Burnout 2, a seamless mix of the ice-cold, modern day funk they’re known for. Compton rapper Jay Worthy and Vancouver producer Sean House continue to pour up in the spirit of their debut Fool’s Gold LP Aktive, with a welcome guestlist (from Lench Mob OG Dazzie Dee to Queens’ Meyhem Lauren) and five new tracks of warped cassette-worthy loops and trunk rattling low end. Vibe out to this.
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dark Necessities” is the No. 1 song today on both the BDS and Mediabase Alternative charts, extending their record for the artist with the most No. 1 singles in Modern Rock chart history with 13 total. To date, the band has spent 86 total weeks at the No. 1 position throughout their career (also a record). “Dark Necessities” is the band’s 14th song to reach the Top 5 and 25th to reach the Top 10 on the Alternative Chart. Last week “Dark Necessities” simultaneously topped the Rock and AAA charts.
Red Hot Chili Peppers previous Number One Modern Rock tracks are: 1991’s “Give It Away,” 1993’s “Soul to Squeeze,” 1995’s “My Friends,” 1999’s “Scar Tissue,” 2000’s “Otherside” and “Californication,” 2002’s “By the Way” and “Can’t Stop,” 2006’s “Dani California,” (which spent 14 weeks at No. 1 and is one of a few songs in the history of Billboard’s Alternative Chart to debut in the top spot), “Tell Me Baby,” and Snow (Hey Oh) and 2011’s “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie.”
After being named one of Relix’s “On The Verge” artists, the premiere music outlet has gotten on board again with Asheville NC favorites The Get Right Band. They ran the exclusive of the band’s “Motivation” video, the first video from WHO’S IN CHARGE?, which comes out August 5. The band celebrates the release with a show in their hometown at Isis Music Hall.
In addition to Relix, the band has been lauded by the prestigious NPR show World Café and named “Best New Band” of 2015 by Home Grown Music Network. WHO’S IN CHARGE? will reach even more fans as the band has expanded their sound, which combines clever and catchy lyrics with fearless improvisation, seamlessly blending elements of rock n’ roll, funk, reggae and psychedelia. The album just hit radio last week and is already getting airplay around the country on tastemaker stations like North Carolina’s WNCW, New York’s WBAI, Colorado’s KVNF, and Ontario’s CIUT.
Harts – ‘Power’ Single
With a strutting bass line, velvety vocals and thunderous guitar riffs, the three-and-a-half minute epic sounds like it was written and recorded with the sole intention of being blasted from stadium speakers.
The track premiered on triple j’s Good Nights With Linda Marigliano show and has since been added to high rotation on triple j. ‘Power’ is the first single Harts has released since partnering with Dew Process / UMA last month.
Bank of Melbourne today announced the return of Melbourne Music Bank, the community music initiative helping aspiring artists break into the music industry. Hot on the heels of last year’s record-breaking program, this year’s $60,000 prize pool is the perfect opportunity for Victorian musicians and bands to kick start their career.
Supported by industry heavyweights Pandora, Beat Magazine, Tone Deaf and Music Feeds, the winner of Melbourne Music Bank will receive the ultimate toolkit for success. The prize comprises four days of recording at Melbourne’s The Studios In The City to record, mix and master an EP, two film clips, album artwork, printed CDs, styling, media training, and a photoshoot for the release. The winner also receives management and mentoring by Matt O’Connor, publicity by On The Map PR, radio plugging by Varrasso PR and gig bookings by 123 Agency, as well as the opportunity to tour the east coast of Australia, and perform at the renowned festival, Beyond The Valley.
Viola Beach’s posthumous debut album looks set to enter the Official UK Album Chart at Number 1 on Friday. The late group’s self-titled first album is currently 6,000 combined sales ahead of last week’s Number 1 from ELO, All Over The World – The Very Best Of (2).
The talented four-man group from Warrington, who were widely tipped for success, recently received a moving tribute from Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin at their Glastonbury 2016 Pyramid Stage headlining slot.
Co–founded by Singer/Songwriter Jill Sobule, My Song is My Weapon, will be a unique global destination focused on diverse creative expression to effect social change. Raising money to develop and expand this online platform will come through the PledgeMusic release of an all-star protest album featuring Jill Sobule, Tom Morello, Wendy & Lisa, Todd Rundgren, Margaret Cho, Wayne Kramer, John Cameron Mitchell, Garfunkel and Oates, Billy Bragg, Loudon Wainwright, Jane Siberry, Harry Shearer, Nada Surf, Tune-Yards, Richard Thompson and more. The album will feature new and previously unavailable tracks with a political and social message.
CAB CABERNET “SO SOPHISTICATED”
Harlem-based rapper/producer/director and Krushed Grapes Lifestyle owner Cab Cabernet presents the music video for “So Sophisticated”, his new single produced by Roddy Rod and featuring Noni Kai. “So Sophisticated” will appear on Krushed Grapes: Harlem Vintage, his forthcoming album featuring VonQwest, Noni Kai, Kat Starr Johnson and Priciliya Marie as well as production from Roddy Rod, RTNC (the producer behind Your Old Droog’s album), J. Bless, Declat, Tigga-Bounce, Frank Lotz and White Indian.
Over Sands new track ‘Heartbeat’
London based brothers Over Sands have announced their upcoming sophomore EP Roman Rooms. This follows their debut self-titled EP released at the end of 2015 via tastemaker Los Angeles label B3SCI, which saw positive reviews from critics including Clash, Indie Shuffle, Shortlist, and The Line of Best Fit.
The 2nd track from the EP, the haunting and atmospheric ‘Heartbeat’ finds the duo searching for ways to reconcile the past with the present through a maze of doubt, hope and surrender. The hip-hop inspired drum beat features vinyl samples, blended with a live kit. Sharing lead vocal duties for the first time there is a deliberate intent to create a contrast between different sections of the song.
Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper is taking a country DETOUR to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® where her highly-anticipated new album is available in locations nationwide.
Just as Pokemen has taken social media by storm, fans are encouraged to capture photos of their #cyndiDETOUR copy in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and post their picture for a chance to win a limited edition autographed DETOUR vinyl record.
It’s only been a few months since PROBLEM DAUGHTER put out their new EP “Fits of Disorganized Boredom” on DYING SCENE RECORDS but looks like we’ve already got a tasty nugget of a new song to jam from the Salt Lake City punk act. The fellas recently synched up with producer Joel Pack at Rigby Road Studios for his “First Friday” sessions to record a brand new track titled “Constant Costanza” and you can check out the tune along with a mini-documentary of the session here.
Happyness share new single from forthcoming EP
Happyness have announced that a brand new EP, titled Tunnel Vision On Your Part, will be released this September 23rd through Moshi Moshi Records. It can be pre-ordered HERE. In addition, the forthcoming harmony-packed new single Anna, Lisa Calls appears here as the EP opener, with the band saying; “This is our first phone call song and our 5th song in E major. We wrote it one day in the studio in June and recorded it straight away – I think we were going for a kind of Traveling Wilburys thing. Also we felt like we hadn’t put a synth in a song for a while, so there’s a synth.”
Nashville singer and pianist Kandace Springs just premiered her video for “Rain Falling” at Elle Magazine, who praised the song’s “spacious, pared-back combination of a hop-skip-jump vocal line and keyboard.”
Young Dolph is a true hustler and a prolific rapper, constantly releasing new hotness for his legion of fans to enjoy. A highlight from February’s King of Memphis, “Both Ways” is a typical Young Dolph banger, with John Carpenter-keys, lurching bass and a lilting sing-song hook from the King of Memphis himself: “She can roll up weed and she go both ways/ She asked her friend to join and she said ‘OK.'” In the video for “Both Ways,” premiered by WorldStarHipHop, Dolph flexes all of his successes, from his luxury cars to his endless amounts of marijuana, all while employing some baby-faced assassins to help add to his ends. “Both Ways” quickly follows the video for “Rich Crack Baby,” released on Friday and already approaching 150,000 views, and precedes Young Dolph’s 17-city Royalty Tour, which kicks off on August 9th in Dallas, TX.
Brooklyn synth-pop artist Jay Pray is set to release his debut self-titled album on October 21 via Think Thought Records. Stream the album’s first single “I’d Go Anywhere (Do Anything)” on SoundCloud and over at BULLETT.
SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS® NEW VIDEO SERIES “GREAT COUNTRY MOMENTS”
August brings album releases, Opry reflections, and some great chicken Springer Mountain Farms® recipes from Great Country Moments artists. August episodes will feature Jennifer McCarter, Moe Bandy, T. Graham Brown, Deborah Allen, Bill Anderson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Jeannie Seely, Ronnie McDowell and John Conlee. Fans can access Great Country Moments content online at www.greatcountrymoments.com.
Through the one-of-a-kind story segments, the featured country stars will take viewers through some of the best times of their career and reveal emotional, exciting, and memorable moments that fans have never heard first-hand. Along with the videos will be trivia questions that viewers can answer to enter a contest to win a variety of prizes. A grand prize of a free FREEZER FULL OF CHICKEN will be given away to one lucky winner who participates in the trivia contest.
Scattered Hamlet have released the official video for “Swamp Rebel Machine”, the first single off of their upcoming full length album of the same name, set to be released in late Fall.
Fir Cone Children is the brainchild of Alexander Leonard Donat from Berlin, Germany who started his one-man-band in 2015 with “Everything Is Easy”, which was called “The soundtrack of the summer” by several reviewers. Dreamy Punk Rock, strictly limited to 2 minutes per song, made for the short attention span of children, because it’s the youngest that are in the focus of this band. Donat wrote the first album for his then one year old daughter, now, with the birth of his second girl there comes the second one: “Firconium,” was released July 29th, is packed with melodies and pop appeal that even children can sing along to, yet the music is lo-fi, loud, full of energy, distortion and love for life, dream pop the punk way, it comes straight out of a garage in the sky.
London born chanteuse JONES has today unveiled the striking new video for her single ‘Melt’, directed by Davis Silas. Silas was the director behind her ‘Hoops’ video, and has recently made videos for Circa Waves and Aquilo.
Kosha Dillz Hitting 6 Billboard Charts last week!
Kosha Dillz has recently released his 3rd solo effort What I Do All Day and Pickle on his Oy Vey! Imprint, and the album is seeming to gain more attention than anyone (including himself) has thought. Hitting a total of 6 billboard charts last week including #15 on the National Heatseekers and one notch behind Anderson Paak on the hip hop / rnb charts, the LA Korea Town via New Jersey emcee will celebrate with an album performance at Los Angeles’ infamous Low End Theory August 3rd with Mike G of Odd Future, Gas Lamp Killer and more.
TRIO (DOLLY PARTON, LINDA RONSTADT, AND EMMYLOU HARRIS) DEBUT LYRIC VIDEO FOR ALTERNATE VERSION OF “WILDFLOWERS”
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris have premiered a new lyric video for an unreleased alternate version of “Wildflowers.” The Parton-penned track, which was originally released on their 1987 collaboration Trio, is featured on the upcoming three-CD set THE COMPLETE TRIO COLLECTION. The video can be viewed here and the track is also available now at digital retailers.