New Portals have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Cage’. It follows previous singles ‘Stay Here Tonight’, which received support from Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens, and the highly acclaimed ‘Groove Boy’ which saw the band picked out as The Guardian’s ‘New Band Of The Week’.
Filmed late at night while the city sleeps, the video for ‘Cage’ features a lonely man soliciting a woman walking the streets. After driving through empty roads and exchanging money, they park up in a deserted area before breaking into a breath-taking dance routine, channelling lust and regret in a beautiful ballet of taboo.
Fono ‘Feet On The Ground’ official video
New Fono video for his single ‘Feet On The Ground’. ‘Feet On The Ground’ is his big come back release after his acclaimed first hit Real Joy, which made a big splash online and at radio. Since then, he’s worked with Duke Dumont, Major Lazer and Years and Years.
Skinny Living release their new single ‘Only I’ on August 26th through the band’s own label ‘Orange Room Records and distributed via Red Essential.
The song is taken from the Wakefield based band’s debut EP – ‘III’ also due for release on the 26th August. ‘Only I’ is a dynamic piece of acoustic soul showcasing Belfast born singer Ryan Johnston’s haunting vocals and revealing lyrics.
The track reflects on a time when Ryan found himself in a tricky situation with some local hard men and someone placed a gun in front of him and said, “This is how you sort this.” “I thought, ‘I am not that person,'” he remembers. “It was a major wake up call, but the song’s about how easy it is for any of us to go down that rabbit hole, and find ourselves in these sort of situations.”
The exciting, new MuttNation™ Fueled by Miranda Lambert collection of pet products from Petmate® worldwide provider of fun, trusted, quality products to enhance the lives of pets and their families, is now available at pet specialty and online retailers. For more information visit petmate.com.
The much-anticipated collection features a country chic feel with a rock & roll flair, vintage prints and antique hardware that are all inspirations of Miranda Lambert’s signature style. The full line includes bedding, collars, leashes, toys, apparel, accessories, feeding and watering products.
Black Surf have an unusual backstory having formed in 2014 through the wonders of FaceTime and Dropbox. The fruits of their exchanges between Leeds, UK and Sydney, Australia have come to form their debut EP Let’s Pretend It’s Summer, recorded at Greenmount Studios (The Cribs, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Vaccines).
Terra Lightfoot has shared her new track “Lily’s Fair” via The Big Takeover. It’s off her upcoming album, Every Time My Mind Runs Wild, which will be released this Friday, August 26th in the US on Sonic Unyon Records.
Thom Sonny Green’s debut solo LP, High Anxiety, dropped last week via Sudden Records / Canvasback with a massive 21-song tracklist of cerebral, experimental electronic. As a bonus for fans, Thom teamed up with Fiasco Design to create a unique platform for fans to remix four unreleased tracks. Via Thom’s website, the user is able to play, pause and control the speed of each stem within the track, allowing them to create their own sounds on the fly. Each track is accompanied by one of 21 abstract visuals that Thom created in collaboration with Nichola Farnan for High Anxiety. These visuals are designed to support the audio and are linked to the same controls that play and pause the tracks themselves.
THE AVALANCHES REVEAL VIDEO FOR “SUBWAYS”
The Avalanches have revealed the video for “Subways,” the new single from their acclaimed sophomore album, Wildflower(Astralwerks). The Australian band teamed up with subversive French illustrators Mrzyk & Moriceau, who created a rainbow rail 2D animated trip through New York City’s subway system. Produced by Parisian production company Division, Mrzyk & Moriceau’s vision of “Subways” follows a hand drawn cast of colorful outcasts as they walk, skate, dance and sing a surreal tale on their ordinarily mundane commute. Mrzyk & Moriceau’s work has been seen in galleries worldwide, in public installations and in children’s books. They have also made music videos for such artists as Air, Sebastien Tellier and Jackson & His Computer Band.
Enter the world of Hackney-raised Frenzy. Born and bred in East London, the young talent is fusing UK hip-hop with a diverse array of sounds.
2016 sees Frenzy stepping to the forefront, with new single ?Chess Moves ? the third in a series of four summer releases, following the acclaimed and hyped ?Drive Me Crazy? and ?Rolling Stone ft. SNE & AJyoungsoul?. ?Chess Moves? sees Frenzy?s icy, breezy flow laid over eerie synths and hard beats before the track switches direction to a blissed-out, nonchalant final minute of summer vibes.
The song is available on the LA based band’s Brand New Moves EP which debuted as the #1 artist album on iTunes in the U.S., and U.K. The EP, out now on Caroline, also hit Top 5 on the iTunes charts in Denmark, Norway, Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico and Canada, while the title track has already racked up more than 925K Spotify streams. With a loyal and passionate fanbase and social media following built through non-stop touring, along with their well-received debut EP, 2015’s I Can Feel It.
On October 21st Polyvinyl Records will release American Football. The new self-titled sophomore album from the celebrated band comes seventeen years after their debut. The first single “I’ve Been So Lost For So Long” is available to hear now on SoundCloud, and on all DSPs tomorrow, August 24th. The band will play a series of album release shows in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and London over the coming months. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 26th, with pre-sale bundles available in the US and the UK on the 24th and 25th respectively- full show details below. American Football will be released in the UK and Europe via Wichita Records.
Today, Thee Oh Sees have shared the new video for A Weird Exits album track “Dead Man’s Gun” directed by LA’s Matt Yoka at Stereogum. The band is also on tour through November 2016.
Golden Coast conjures up its California namesake with danceable drums, sunny synths, verby guitars and just enough rasp in the falsetto to offset the levity. The duo made the trek from the mountains of Colorado and the San Jacinto desert to Los Angeles nearly a decade ago, met in college while producing and writing for various artists before finally deciding to team up and release a project of their own. Golden Coast combines the best of both their skill-sets: a mixture of electronic and organic instruments, tight production, and sanguine themes set to no shortage of instantly hooky melodies.
K.Flay new single ‘Blood In The Cut’
She fuses hip-hop/rap with punk rock influences, both in sound and image. It’s resulted in her recently touring with Snoop Dog, to Passion Pit, right through to PVRIS & Dashboard Confessional. After already being tipped by Dazed & the NME, she’s a genuine prospect, capable of huge crossover success.
The 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air LIVE from New York’s Madison Square Garden this Sunday, August 28th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. This iconic awards show has created some of TV’s most memorable moments, from Madonna’s wardrobe malfunctions to Kanye’s presidential bid, you don’t want to miss what happens this year! The VMA’s will be returning to their roots by coming to New York but this is the first time Madison Square Garden has been the home of the VMA’s in the shows’ 33-year history.
Nashville duo Cherub premieres lyric video for title track “Bleed Gold, Piss Excellence” off their forthcoming sophomore album via All Things Go today! The album is set for release this fall via Columbia Records.
Loyle Carner has grown up with ADHD, and feels this has been as much a blessing as it has a hindrance in his early life. This in the most part is down to him being able to channel his high level of energy and creativity through a number of outlets. The most obvious being his music, and the most important being his cooking.
From an early age, Loyle found unparalleled peace when cooking, and claims it’s one of the few things that he’s able to wholeheartedly relax himself with. He believes it can hold the same value to others, who are in a similar situation to his younger self.
G-EAZY RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “CALM DOWN”
G-Eazy has just released his new video for “Calm Down”. Set in his hometown of Oakland, including shots of San Francisco and Berkeley, the Bay Area’s finest from the new guard to the veterans showed up to support including E-40, Too $hort, Mac Wanda (Mac Dre’s Mom), Nef The Pharaoah, Jay Ant, P Lo, Kool John and 7 year old trick dirt-bike rider AJ Stuntz, for the compelling black and white visual. The anthemic track and video is an ode to the entire Bay Area and surrounding cities and took place during G-Eazy’s massive ‘Endless Summer Tour’ with Logic, YG, and Yo Gotti.
Foe, the new EP from Richmond, Virginia-based FRIEND OR FOE, is out this Friday through Flatspot Records, and the record is now streaming early through an exclusive at Idioteq webzine.
After being named “A Favorite New Artist of 2016 (So Far)” by NPR Music and a successful run of spring and summer shows including SXSW, Bonnaroo, Mountain Stage and more, Margaret Glaspy has revealed her new raw and powerful Tiny Desk set, filmed at NPR Music’s DC headquarters. To watch + share her session which includes the critically acclaimed songs “You and I” and “Somebody to Anybody”.
After 15 months of non-stop touring, Sons of Texas are hitting the road again for 3 months in support of their successful debut album Baptized in The Rio Grande. The final leg of the tour will cover the U.S., Japan, Europe, and the UK. Leading up to the shows, the band has partnered with Revolver for the video premiere of “September.”
Mahogany Marie Goes “WayBack” In Latest Release
Following her last release, “Kick Back”, Mahogany Marie goes “Way Back” to dive into various styles and themes in her newest single. This release is the first release from her Sophomore EP due out later this year.
The FDLM Studio is pleased to announce Franck de las Mercedes has been selected to exhibit in the 5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial. The 2016 edition is a series of programs at six cultural institutions throughout the Bronx including, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx ArtSpace, The Andrew Freedman Home, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos and Poe Park Visitor Center Gallery. Entitled “I am one of those people that…”, the Biennial will present art exhibitions, urban installations and performances by artists from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The work will explore some of today’s local, national and international social issues such as: migration, women’s rights, political conflicts, different types of discrimination, and issues that reflect on the autonomy of opinion.
YOU ME AT SIX are set to release a new studio album that will confirm their status as one of the most important rock bands to emerge from the UK. Night People will be released on January 13th 2017 through BMG in North America. The band unleashed the title track yesterday and became a number one trending topic worldwide on Twitter.
Little Rock, Arkansas based, indie-rock band Knox Hamilton has just released their innovative music video for “Washed Up Together”. The video was directed by Titanic Sinclair (Borns, That Poppy) who brought to the table a concept so interesting it sucked everyone in…literally. The simple yet astonishing and exceptional clip pulls you in to its imaginative visual where curious characters get vacuum sealed to beauty-altering perfection. Its unique square format is one of the first of its kind, perfect for social media where teasers the band released earlier this week already have thousands of views and comment.
Lizzy Rose shares first track and video from upcoming album
Lizzy Rose announced her upcoming album Crocodile Tears on Friday via Consequence of Sound.
“Seeing Lizzy Rose play a show is always a magical delight. Her catalogue is worth digging into. Miss Rose fronted Denver weirdo indie-pop outfit Vitamins before touring with the Flaming Lips, singing on their Dark Side of the Moon tour. Now settled into her captivating solo project, the songwriter sings in her hauntingly beautiful falsetto lilt over melancholy piano and guitar soundscapes, creating startlingly tender and gorgeously crafted dreamlike songs.” – The Stranger, Seattle
North Carolina producer L’Orange and veteran spitter Mr. Lif have announced a collaborative album titled The Life & Death of Scenery to be released digitally on October 7th on Adult Swim and one week later in physical format via Mello Music Group on October 14th. Special guests include DJ Q-Bert, Gonjasufi, Akrobatik, Insight and Wyatt Cenac (Daily Show, Bojack Horseman) who lends his voice as the narrator of the story. The album is heralded by the release of their first single “Strange Technology” with long-time Mr. Lif collaborator, Akrobatik, and vocals from experimental San Diego artist Gonjasufi, whose new album just dropped. Sharp, back and forth verses from Lif and Ak over gritty piano-laden production from L’Orange combined with a filtered Gonjasufi chorus come together seamlessly as an explicit harbinger of great things to come from this project.
Cleveland is not an easy place to be from and hometown hero Ripp Flamez knows that just as well as anyone. Asked what was the most important lesson he’s learned from living in Cleveland, Ripp responds, “How valuable time is. I have friends who I wish were still here, who are either dead or in jail and I wish I could spend time with them again.” Premiered today by Mass Appeal, his video for “Learning,” a track from his most recent album DayOne Forever, follows Ripp through the Cleveland night as he sings about the tragedies he has faced, stopping in a bodega and a graveyard. “Songs like ‘Learning’ tend to get overlooked so it’s important to me to highlight that song and others like it that are a part of my life story,” Ripp explained when asked why it was important to him to make this video. The video also shows a group of children dancing, which Ripp explains, “The kids represent us as kids living through and around all the tragic events and being able to make light of it, to be able to dance and smile through all of it. I guess it symbolizes growth and being able to adapt.”
Forward-thinking, unorthodox New Zealand death metal trio ULCERATE returns this October with their latest masterwork Shrines Of Paralysis. A flawless continuation of the band’s signature sonic philosophy, this week the band shares the album’s street date and preorders, as well as the first single, “Extinguished Light.”
The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced that Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban will take the stage at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ for a special tribute to Glen Campbell, who as previously announced will be honored with the ACM Career Achievement Award. The country music luminaries will perform an all-star medley of Campbell’s greatest hits, culminating in an ensemble performance of the iconic “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Kim Campbell will accept the award on behalf of her husband.
Toby Keith and Blake Shelton join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum. Additional performers and presenters will be announced.
SLOES have crafted a delightfully inventive brand of indie-pop, infusing delicate string passages with dark, brooding songwriting. There’s something a little different about this band.
Young has done incredibly well thus far. Firstly, the track was added to Spotify UK’s New Music Friday playlist, subsequently picking up support from the likes of Clash, The Music Ninja, and more along the way. The band have just arrived back from a hugely successful main-stage slot at Boardmasters Festival, and are looking ahead to a number of high profile slots in London in the months to come.
Streaming Phenom wifisfuneral Stunts Under the South Florida Sun in New Video
With over 8 million total SoundCloud streams at just 19-years-old, Palm Beach, Florida’s wifisfuneral is ready break loose on a national scale. In “Just A Year Ago,” wifi reflects on the abrupt transition from being a high school dropout, to a drug addict overdosing on adderall and cocaine last year, to headlining a national tour this month. The video for “Just A Year Ago,” directed by Nassacre and premiered today by The Smoking Section, finds wifi stunting in the palm tree-lined streets of his hometown and on a bridge near sight of the glimmering Miami skyline alongside the gruff-voiced Danny Towers who assists wifi with the hook. With hazy keys and booming bass by Henry Daher, “Just A Year Ago” is a solid introduction to wifisfuneral for the uninitiated and a treat for his biggest fans alike.
No secrets here, the vocalist behind Musical Freedom’s biggest hit of 2015, VASSY, is back on the record label with her standalone single, “Nothing To Lose,” a high-energy dance-floor friendly masterpiece. Co-produced by the legendary label-head Tiësto, this progressive house gem is bound to fuel the urge to get up and dance. Filled with uplifting original lyrics and momentous energy, the record solidifies the versatility of VASSY as a triple threat: singer, songwriter writer and music producer.
We F***ed A Flame Into Being — a direct quote from the DH Lawrence novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover that Devoldere felt was “too good to pass on!” — is the perfect title for this collection of songs exploring the shadowy inscrutability of human encounters, and reveling in all the decadent intensity that life offers.
Every ’90s baby grew up idolizing the Cash Money Millionaires. The Hot Boyz and Big Tymers brought a brash, Southern flair to a Hip-Hop era dominated by the East and West Coasts, flashing their bling and riding their outsized personalities to chart success. Though most of those who worshipped Cash Money wanted to be Lil Wayne or Juvenile, Atlanta rapper Ralo looked up to Cash Money label boss Birdman, *birdcall sound* as detailed in his new video “Letter to Birdman.” Premiered today by XXL, “Letter to Birdman” reveals that Ralo appreciates Birdman not for how he flaunts his riches, but for his generosity of wealth and spirit, welcoming his label signees into an extended family and treating them to lives of luxury.
DEAD GAZE STREAMS NEW ALBUM
Ernest Jenning Record Co. is proud to share a full stream of Easy Travels, the newest full-length from Oxford, MS mainstays Dead Gaze. The stream debuted through a premiere via Consequence of Sound, who noted that “Even as the LP maintains a distinct aesthetic, it traverses pop genres with beautiful ease.”
Fleurie Releases “Wildwood” Video
Fleurie has released her new music video, “Wildwood,” premiering with BUZZNET. This is the third video released from her 2015 EP, Arrows. BUZZNET commented that Fleurie’s sophomore EP Arrows is, “…a collection of honest storytelling set to a dreamlike soundtrack of lush synths, piano and angelic vocals.”
Drake White proved he’s “Livin’ The Dream” as the “hickory-smoked rocker” (Entertainment Weekly) appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America. Host Amy Robach introduced Drake before he performed the Top 25-and-rising single from his new album on Dot Records. Watch here. Upon release last Friday, SPARK blazed up to #1 on the iTunes Top Country Albums chart with a collection of heartwarming lyrics and swampy grooves. The album has received an amazing response thus far from fans and critics with Taste of Country exclaiming, “Spark sets a high bar. It’s an early candidate for best debut album of 2016.”
Houston up-and-comer, SVN, has every reason to be feeling pretty good about life right now. His single, “9000 Bissonnet”, for which todays video was shot, has climbed organically past 31K plays on Soundcloud in the few months since its release and his follow-up project, “Second Sunday”, is in the can and set for a September 29th release.
Electro-rock dance outfit STRFKR have released their video for “Never Ever” today. The video, Directed by David Fine (“Love Is Free”, Robyn; “Easy”, Son Lux; “Nowness”, Wet) and Tyler McPherron (“Hide”, FKA Twigs; Toro Y Moi’s Documentary), features Gold Rush Pro Wrestlers carrying out their versions of an idea that STRFKR’s Joshua Hodges developed from “an experience at a BDSM club that was really freeing,” he says. “I realized that the appeal is letting go of your mind and stress. You can be super present with the pain, and then the pain isn’t even pain. It’s a gateway to freedom.”
The product of a wrenching year following Trails and Ways’ debut album Pathology (Barsuk 2015), Own It chronicles an attempt at self-transformation through lush, hook-laden songs. At the end of seven months of touring, two longtime bandmates decided to leave, while frontman Keith Brower Brown’s long-term relationship hit its breaking point. The upheaval knocked him flat, and pushed him towards a tough evaluation of his own flaws and how they could have contributed to these collapses. While backpacking across the Sierra Nevada, traveling Baja California and Louisiana, he confronted deep-set selfishness and self-protective vanity in the hope of making something beautiful out of the mess.
This week the band shared “Love You Like That” with Baeble Music. Royal Canoe’s Matt Peters told Baeble, “It’s about the beginning of a relationship when you are testing each other, asking questions like ‘Who is this person? What is their range? When will they crack? Do I have them figured out?’ And then realizing that you’ve underestimated their capacity to surprise you. You don’t know anything Jon Snow.” He adds, “Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter) co-produced the album with us and he really challenged us to focus the ideas we brought to the table. We finalized all of the production remotely (we were in Winnipeg, he was in Atlanta), so we would send sessions back and forth. The chorus of this song really started to come together after he laid down the descending bass-synth part in the chorus. Thanks Ben.”
Anyone can release a music video, but LA-based singer, songwriter, producer and electronic pop artist GOLDROOM (AKA Josh Legg) is known for pushing the boundaries of this format. For his new single “Lying To You,” he has teamed up with BACARDÍ® rum to give a truly one-of-a-kind experience to his most creative fans.
This morning, Goldroom and BACARDÍ announced that ten pairs of tickets to Goldroom’s upcoming co-headline tour with Autograf were hidden on Goldroom.LA. Ten lucky fans who were able to find the hidden zone won a pair of tickets to one of Goldroom’s upcoming co-headline tour dates as well as a VIP meet and greet with Goldroom.
The Roxy Sessions by chart topping vocalist Angela McCluskey will be released on September 9th via Bernadette Records. The second single to be released from the collection, “Lets Get Lost,” just premiered exclusively at Live Music Daily.
Nashville indie-rock band PHIN has unveiled its latest single, “Fear,” premiering the song with Nashville new music blog, No Country For New Nashville. “Today, we premiere their second single “Fear,” which finds their indie rock laced with electronic bleeps and blurps, groovy synth lines, and splashes of bluesy guitar riffs, that land this single on the spectrum somewhere between recent Cage The Elephant and Arctic Monkeys.”
“Severed And Whole” is the explosive new single to be deployed into the public domain from NYC-based instrumental metal tacticians, DYSRHYTHMIA. The new track hails from the band’s seventh studio full-length, The Veil Of Control, which is nearing release through Profound Lore in September.
Originally from Jerusalem, Lior Ben-Hur has spent years traveling the world playing and learning music. His band’s new music video, “Roads of Creation,” tells the journey and story of the traveler who chooses to be on the move in order to learn about the world and humanity first hand.
“Roads of Creation” from the upcoming album, So I Wander, reveals Lior Ben-Hur’s deep passion for Reggae, and demonstrates his band’s ability to perform high-energy roots music.
To celebrate, he is unleashing the follow-up video to “Ballin”, entitled “Ignorant”, throughout which the Chine Music artist takes you on a visual journey of the two hoods in which he grew up; North Lawndale and Austin Community, giving us a glimpse of how he gets his hustle on even while surrounded by the perils of the streets. “Ignorant” was produced by KingzOf.
Today, the rising, Atlanta, Georgia-based quintet Warehouse premiered their new music video for “Simultaneous Contrasts” via FADER. Directed by Greta Kline of Frankie Cosmos, “Simultaneous Contrasts” is the band’s first music video and the second song from their new forthcoming album ‘super low’ out September 30th on Bayonet Records. FADER raved “It’s a cool track, built from crisp riffs, coarse vocals, and a vaguely tangled structure that’s tough to predict, even after multiple listens.”
Goblin Cock’s new LP, Necronomidonkeykongimicon, comes out September 2nd via Joyful Noise Recordings. Described by the band as a “crushingly brutal Dear John letter to society,” it pairs elements of doom and stoner metal with driving rhythms and melodic vocals (courtesy of frontman Lord Phallus.)
Decibel Magazine is now playing a new lyric video from New England-based melodic doom outfit, ONERA, the band featuring musicians hailing from the likes of Morgion, Keen Of The Crow, Cortez, December Wolves, Watchmaker, and others. The new video was created by Dan Blomquist (Conclave) for the track “Cold Hand’s Caress,” culled from ONERA’s recently self-released debut EP, Olde.
musical.ly, the world’s fastest growing video social network will partner with MTV to host voting for the “2016 MTV Video Music Awards” Song of the Summer presented by Verizon. The Song of Summer category tasks fans with the job of picking the song they think has dominated their summer road trips, beach days and office parties.
Starting today through August 28th, fans can make their voices heard by creating custom videos in musical.ly with this year’s nominees. musical.ly will host a #VMASongsofSummer campaign offering “musers” the chance to vote for their favorite nominee in this category via video submissions. Members of the musical.ly community can also use “likes” to bolster their band’s position. Votes will be tallied and a winner will be chosen based on the volume of content generated with each eligible song. The nominee with the most votes will be announced on August 28th LIVE on-air during the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards” Pre-Show, which begins at 8:00 PM ET/PT on MTV.
“This is deep shag ’70s decor, full of soaring, smooth harmonies, twin leads, and swooning strings, with an occasional detour into proggy synths. It’s somewhere between Father John Misty and Montreal’s Besnard Lakes, and there isn’t a bum track on this EP. ” – Brooklyn Vegan