Frankie Valli, one of the most iconic voices of a generation, will celebrate the holidays this year with ‘TIS THE SEASONS, the first solo Christmas
album of his legendary career. The collection finds Valli’s putting his own unique spin on more than a dozen yuletide standards.
The new album was produced by musical mastermind Bob Gaudio, who formed The Four Seasons with Valli in 1960, wrote many of the group’s biggest hits,
and created the worldwide phenomenon Jersey Boys. ‘TIS THE SEASONS also finds Valli teaming up with fellow Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Famer Jeff Beck, who
adds his signature guitar sound to “Merry Christmas, Baby.”
‘TIS THE SEASONS will be available on CD October 14 for $19.98. The album will also be available digitally.
New Single By Rick Stephenson
Simply put, Rick Stephenson is a Singer/Songwriter from Johnson Creek, WI who offers traveling worship ministries. However there’s much more to Rick
than can be simply put. He has a passion for leading others in worship and has a creative way of expressing it through his music. He has won awards
from the Song Door International Competition, Great Lakes Songwriting Contest and Write About Jesus. Rick has also had radio airplay of several of his
songs including: “Sanctuary of My Heart”, “You Gave”, “Christmas Is Here”, “God Himself”, “Christmas Is Jesus”, “Rebuild My Heart” and “Center of My
Heart” on US and International stations as well as numerous Internet radio sites.
Country rock group The Loving Mary Band are proud to announce the release of their debut full-length album; LITTLE BIT OF LOVE is due out on October
28th via Round Hill Records/Sony/Red. The Loving Mary Band is quickly establishing itself as a powerful sextet featuring addictive intricate harmonies
and country flair combined with a rock swagger. The Loving Mary Band was hand-picked by global superstar Steven Tyler to play as his backing band on
Tyler’s current North American tour in support of his first-ever solo album. In addition, The Loving Mary Band is playing headline dates in between
Tyler shows. Please see below for the remaining tour dates with more to be announced and click here to access the album cover for LITTLE BIT OF LOVE.
In other news, The Loving Mary Band will appear on Late Night With Seth Myers performing with Steven Tyler tonight and has also appeared with Tyler on
such shows at The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America and more.
AEPHANEMER release first music video from ‘Memento Mori’ album
French Melodic Death Metal musicians AEPHANEMER have released an official video for the song ‘Unstoppable’, taken from the band’s much anticipated
debut album ‘Memento Mori’, scheduled for a release on September 16th, 2016 via Primeval Records.
This video was shot by director Cédric Gleyal of URIPROD VIDEO.
Swet Shop Boys (Heems, Riz Ahmed & Redinho) share new single ‘Zayn Malik’, taken from their debut album Cashmere.
Named after the English pop star, the track originally began as a freestyle session but soon unravelled a narrative about young people’s role models.
Riz explains: “We got in the booth and pretty much free-styled this track. At the time it just flowed but stepping back I see how there’s a thread in
there about aspiration and role models. It’s confusing for our youth about who to look up to; radicals or pop stars, or neither. Somewhere out there
Heems is “a college dorm room poster” tho, and maybe that’s something. ”
2x Grammy nominated act, Highly Suspect are pleased to announce their sophomore LP, The Boy Who Died Wolf, due November 18, via 300 Entertainment. The
first single from the album, “My Name is Human,” is available now for streaming on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital services. Album
pre-orders for The Boy Who Died Wolf are also available on iTunes in North America beginning today.
Alternative Blues/Rockers BLONDE ROSES meld gritty alternative tunes with a splash of rock n’ roll and southern blues to create a harmonious union.
Lifelong friends, the 4-piece are strongly influenced from the 60’s and 70’s and coin these decades as a main component to their songwriting. With a
little throwback mixed with personal strife, the band delivers honest and real lyrics about overcoming something and gaining strength from destruction.
Off their forthcoming EP release (yet to be announced!) comes “Bullet” a song that originally premiered on Consequence of Sound, detailing the
fragility and beauty of life – the circle of life, death, renewal, and birth. It’s about starting a new chapter, a rebirth – into your better self.
OFELIA K “ANOTHER WORLD”
Ofelia K.’s voice and compelling songs are worn down to perfection and balance wistful maturity with a certain earnest and eternally young expression.
Not quite pop, not quite anything else, the young singer-songwriter showcases her beautiful symmetry with her music somewhere between an unrepressed
journal entry, a comforting arm around the shoulder and her smoky, shimmering glare, her eyes so knowingly staring into you. With spins from Annie Mac
at BBC Radio 1, over 2 million Spotify plays, and features on multiple television shows, the world heard her starry eyed songs and asked for oh-so-many
Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon has released a brand new track “Change Your Life (You Can Do It)” out today on Domino.
Originally featured briefly in the “NewNow” episode of Adult Swim’s Off The Air, who previously collaborated with Deacon on the “When I Was Done Dying”
music video, this new track has become a part of Deacon’s live shows since the start of this year. The music video to accompany the euphoric and
motivational new song, directed by Ben O’Brien, was filmed during his equally transformational and interactive live shows over the North American
summer 2015 tour for Deacon’s latest studio album Gliss Riffer.
INTERNATIONAL QUEEN OF POP BRITNEY SPEARS’ GLORY PEAKS AT #1 ON ITUNES IN OVER 50 MARKETS
International queen of pop Britney Spears’ Glory peaks at #1 on iTunes in over 50 markets. The album debuts at #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart
and marks the icon’s tenth top 5 debut on the chart. Following her MTV VMA performance “Make Me…” with G-Eazy, the single jumped back to #2 on iTunes
and was the top digital sales gainer of the week.
Rock ‘N’ Rolla™, the ultimate in Portable Briefcase Turntables, will be available from retailers and online outlets beginning in early October. With
sales of vinyl recordings currently at a 28 year high according to Fortune Magazine, eye-catching, attractively-priced portable record players will be
appealing gift items for the holiday selling season.
The Rock N Rolla is being brought to market by a partnership between long-time record company executive Marshall Blonstein, president of Camarillo-
based Audio Fidelity/Morada Music, and Jonathan “JK” Kendrick, Chairman of the ROK Group of companies, the UK wireless pioneer whose Rok Mobile is the first wireless provider in the country to offer mobile and music services together for one price.
Available in three models each with added features, all Rock ‘N’ Rolla models have an AC power cord and USB, SD, AUX, iOS, Android and mp3
capabilities. Rock ‘N’ Rolla Jr, the smallest unit, features three speed playback (33/45/78) with selectable automatic stop function, two high quality
full range dynamic speakers, headphone and external speaker outputs, USB encoding to record and backup vinyl directly to a memory stick and three input
options for connecting digital devices. It comes in four high fashion colors-red, black, white and teal blue-and retails for a suggested $69.99.
PUMAROSA PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “HONEY”
umarosa have unveiled a thrilling new single, “Honey,” released on Harvest Records in the U.S.: listen HERE. “Honey” can be found on the band’s new
self-titled four-track EP, which is also available today.
“Honey” is a bold and spirited stampede, marrying raw guitars, swirling electronics and singer Isabel Muñoz-Newsome’s battle-cry delivery. Produced by
Dan Carey, the sonic twists and turns may have an almost otherworldly sense of exploration, but “Honey” is ultimately grounded in reality: angry,
urgent, and wide-awake to what’s unravelling in the world around us.
K.Flay, born Kristine Flaherty, has released four mix tapes and three EPs, followed by her 2014 debut album Life As A Dog. “Blood In The Cut” is her
first single since releasing “FML” in March. Her latest EP, Crush Me, is available now.
Indie rock quartet Not A Planet will release their new EP Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now on September 9th, but has partnered with
PureVolume.com to stream the entire release early.
“‘We set out make a record that represents us well as a band that tours often and works hard to perfect the live performance of our music,” says
vocalist Nathan Corsi. “Our songs took on diverse themes and intricate arrangements building upon motifs and ideas from our first album, but taking a
more classic approach to the recording process. Making this EP was like lightning in a bottle, a rare circumstance where the spirit and energy of each
song was captured. We are ecstatic to finally share our new creation with the world.
New Gladiator video on Fool’s Gold
Gladiator have been on the road all year long in support of their latest EP, Transit. But the LA duo’s new video for “Brave” (featuring Vindata and
Mothica) focuses on a different kind of motion altogether. Modern dance (and swordplay!) meet Gladiator’s futuristic production head-first in this
alluring clip; watch it now and choreograph your own life to the Transit EP on Fool’s Gold.
FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE Stream New Song “I’m A Mess”
FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE are set to release their second album Parachutes on October 28th via BMG. The record was produced by the legendary team
that is Ross Robinson & Steve Evetts in California earlier this year. “It’s a team that had been on my mind for a while. I heard stories about Ross
that scared me to death… but honestly nothing could have prepared me for the reality of what it is like to work with him,” says singer Frank Iero.
“It was the most heartbreaking yet uplifting, depleting yet inspiring experience I have ever had. I found out things about myself and the songs I was
writing that changed me forever. I am so proud of this record, it really took everything I had, and I know I could not have made it with anyone else.”
RAY HODGE ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF DEBUT EP ‘BRAVEHEART’
Powerful indie soul-pop artist, Ray Hodge, hailing from Jamaica, Queens, is thrilled to announce the release of his debut EP Braveheart, set for
October 28, 2016. With the announcement, Ray surprised his loyal fans by unveiling a video teaser for his debut single “I Am King,” leaving them
anxious to hear more from the artist. Like it’s title, Braveheart is a 6-song collection of songs meant to move and inspire, highlighted by Hodge’s
strong and dynamic vocal range. Here is what Ray Hodge had to say about his debut EP, Braveheart:
“Each song on the Braveheart EP has a theme of learning to overcome obstacles and to love yourself. Yes, they are inspired by situations that can be
seen as sad, however are meant to leave you with hope and awakening that Warrior, King or Queen within you. When I wrote the songs that hope and faith
was born from a place in me I thought was dead. All things must come to end but nothing truly dies, that’s one thing I’ve learned in this process, it’s
an amazing feeling I’m excited to share.”
Kastle Announces Second Studio Album Reflections w/ “Visions”
Kastle will release his second studio album Reflections on October 14. Clocking in at 12 tracks, the LP is a personal narrative of his journey toward
self-discovery and finding inner balance.
The producer and DJ, Kastle, born Barrett Richards has been a consistent force since his debut seven years ago. Based in Southern California but
inspired by overseas genres such as garage, dubstep, grime, and jungle, Kastle filters hip-hop and R&B through a unique lens, emitting an uneasily
definable sound that is simultaneously familiar and foreign, accessible yet underground, finely crafted yet gritty. As the curator of his Symbols
record label, he is constantly striving to push musical boundaries and break new artists, with releases like Los Angeles duo Vindata for their dynamic
2014 EP …For One To Follow and Sweater Beats debut EP That Feel.
A new acoustic video of Lori McKenna performing “The Bird & The Rifle” premiered yesterday at Noisey. Of the video, the site praises, “Visually, it is
rather stunning, but the true power of the video comes from the fact that this video is unedited; it’s basically a well-lit live shot, a stripped-down
bare-bones version of one of the most beautiful songs in country music right now.”
American Football have released “Give Me The Gun”, the second song from their new self-titled album, out October 21st on Polyvinyl Records. The band
announced their sophomore album — their first new music in 17 years — a few weeks ago with the release of the first single “I’ve Been So Lost For So
Long”. The news was met with incredible fervor from fans surprised by the unexpected development. It also helped that the new song lived up to
expectations. “I’ve Been So Lost For So Long” wrote Noisey “has that same resonance, the steady, bright guitar, the prettiness through gentle chaos,
that made—still makes—American Football intriguing,” and GQ exclaimed that “the band effortlessly re-channels the energy of its first album.”
Nevelle Viracocha “Double Up”
Continuing the storied tradition of creative, spaced-out Southern rappers such as Outkast and Big K.R.I.T., producer/singer/rapper Nevelle Viracocha is
a special talent, combining traditional Southern sounds with elements of other genres of music he was introduced to as a military brat who grew up
partly in Berlin and South Korea. Today, Nevelle announces that he will release his Eff/Pee/Ohh EP, a nine-track taste of what the world can expect
from the gifted upstart, on October 7th. To date, Nevelle Viracocha has released two music videos and a handful of songs so far, but they’re enough to
suggest he’s a powerful new talent with a story to tell.
Nashville, TN’s MYZICA – the duo of producer Micah Tawlks and singer Isaaca Byrd – premiered a full stream of their debut album Love & Desire today via
V Magazine. Described as “…them at their most fully realized…effortlessly cool and pretense-free,” the album can be heard all week here.
ODDLAND: Origin LP By Finnish Progressive Metal Act Playing
As Sensory Records prepares for this week’s release of Origin, the long-awaited second album by Finland’s ODDLAND, the entire album is now playing
early through an exclusive stream at Heavy Blog Is Heavy.
Natural Child New Single
Okey Dokey (9/16) is the latest full-length from Nashville, TN’s Natural Child. The band’s first new music in two years is also the debut release on
their new label, Natural Child Records and Tapes. Natural Child started recording the album in Memphis and completed it in Chicago, where they worked
alongside Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas)
Tim Hecker releases new track for Adult Swim Singles Program
Following his acclaimed latest album Love Streams (out now on 4AD) Tim Hecker has shared a new single as part of Adult Swim’s Singles 2016 Program.
With releases from acts as diverse as Vince Staples, Against Me! and Earl Sweatshirt, Hecker has contributed a formidable new recording ‘veil scans’ to
the collection and is available to stream via Soundcloud below, and to download free here. Hecker previously provided the track ‘Amps, Drugs,
Mellotron’ to the same series in 2014.
Quiet Quiet Band Return with a new EP + Track Share ‘In Your Body’
A deliciously lilting country-swing played with a masterfully light touch, ‘In The Body’ voyages on a sashaying groove of woody bass and shuffling
brushes, while violas flurry and electric guitars flare. As the song expands to the finger-clicking bluesy earworm of a chorus, singer Tom’s lyrics
take on an ever-more corporeal bent, developing into an all-out love song to what nature gave us. He explains: “‘In The Body’ is an ode to the strange
flesh-carriages we ride around in. Be yours an object of lust or disgust, perfect or defective, this weird machine demonstrates your existence. Use it,
abuse it, cherish it.” And while we’re on the subject of cherishing, that’s the only sensible course of action to take to Quiet Quiet Band’s strangely
sensual new release.
Monomyth new single, “Puppet Creek,” streaming now on Stereogum
Happy Pop Family is the latest offering from Monomyth, Canada’s leading purveyors of mid-fi anthemic bedroom pop. Recorded in February of 2015 with
Mike Wright (Each Other) at Montreal’s infamous Drones Club, the album has tweaked and refined the sonic palette of their 2014 debut Saturnalia
Regalia. The resulting batch of songs is imbued with an almost Blake-ian wonder, delicately balancing like Charlie Chaplin on a taut guitar cable
between innocence and experience. “At the time I was really interested in the idea of liminal spaces,” explains Josh Salter. “I felt like my entire
city was full of holes and I kept falling into them.”
Growth Premieres New Single “Wait” Via New Noise Magazine
“During the first half of 2016, Growth recorded a series of songs in Fengersfors defunct paper mill, located in Dalslands ancient forests. The trio is
lurking in the shadows, taking their time and fine-tuning their craft. Bittersweet sensations of veiled seascapes, frostbitten asphalt and endless
spiral staircases. The tone is both fragile and threatening, slippery garage rock that never chooses the easy way. Open a door, close a window, choose
Votiv Music and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Fences (Chris Mansfield) are pleased to present the full stream of his brand new six-song EP, To The
Tall Trembling Trees. Premiering with Fuse days before its Friday, September 9 release, To The Tall Trembling Trees serves as the first set of official
music from Fences since his 2014 offering, Lesser Oceans, and is a collection signifying a new chapter and total autonomy for Mansfield. Free from the
machinations of a major label, Mansfield went back to basics for his forthcoming offering. He whittled down 40-odd songs, parsing away what he calls
“audible diary entries” from actual compositions and recording the entire EP in his Brooklyn apartment in just three days.
On September 9, 2016 (#909day), musical instrument innovator Roland will be hosting a first-of-its-kind 24-hour streaming online musical instruments
festival, “The Future. Redefined.” More than 30 new products will debut during the streaming video broadcasts from VIP events in eight major cities
around the world. Artists performing during the festival include DJ Pierre, DJ Trayze, Echosmith, Judith Hill, Masego, MOON, Ric’key Pageot, SAARA,
Saint Motel, She Wants Revenge, Smallpools, Tal Wilkenfeld, and Lola Astanova, among others. Additionally, the performing artists will be autographing
a variety of Roland gear that will be auctioned at a later date to benefit MusiCares®, the non-profit organization established by The Recording
Academy® to help music people in times of hardship.
HALFNOISE is thrilled to debut his new album, Sudden Feeling, which can be streamed in its entirety in advance of its September 9th street date over at
Billboard.com. HALFNOISE’s album will be released through Congrats! Records, and is available for preorder via iTunes here. Though the warm weather
may soon be gone, Sudden Feeling should give its listeners one last hint of the season, as Billboard refers to the album as “the audio equivalent of a
lazy, late-summer Sunday at the beach”.
Lola Sparks is an English/German singer/songwriter and author based in Berlin, Germany.
Moving there at the age of 18, she started having readings and quickly got discovered by her producer and co-writer Kris Steininger. They teamed up and
decided to set her material into music.
The result is an album made of her very unique reality, flavored with Berlin’s pulse of dirty dry electronic beats, analog synths glued together with
the classical element of an epic Orchestra – A tuneful masterpiece leading us through everything that goes on in the deepest darkest corners
of Lola´s manic realities…
DESERT STARS FESTIVAL has announced a string of pre-parties leading up to the 9th annual Desert Stars Festival! Parties will take place in: Austin, TX,
Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR and San Jose, CA.
The lineup for Desert Stars this year includes: Dinosaur Jr., …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead performing Source Tags and Codes (FIRST U.S.
SHOW OF THE YEAR,) Sebadoh, Sloan performing One Chord To Another, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Moon Duo, Christian Bland of The Black Angels, Federale (featuring Collin Hegna of Brian Jonestown Massacre) and many, many more.
While singing the blues in smokey bars throughout Northern Minnesota, 12‐year‐old Cobi always had a vision of touring the world. He was eight years old
when a family friend first taught him a few basic chords on the guitar. With money earned from mowing lawns, Cobi soon bought an electric guitar and
began teaching himself to play his new instrument by ear, relaying heavily on his Godfather’s extensive eclectic music collection.
ANDREA MARCHESINI – ‘SET IT OFF’
Since exploding onto the Dance music scene, industry veteran Andrea Marchesini has been at the forefront of the Italian Electronic music movement
thanks to his perfectly crafted DJ sets and remarkable release catalogue. The multi-talented artist has build up a collection of productions which
includes hits like: Lift Us Up, I Know You Want This, Positive Mood and Beat To The Drum, as well as being tasked with officially remixing for A-List
stars such as Joe T Vannelli – an accomplishment many aspiring artists dream of achieving.
With the release of Nosound’s new studio album, Scintilla, the band is pleased to be able to premiere its new video for the song “In Celebration of
Life,” taken from the album, featuring guest vocals from Anathema’s Vincent Cavanagh.
Verny Varela premieres video for “Vive el Momento”
A song inspired by the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle comes alive with Verny Varela’s video for “Vive el Momento” premiering today on Corriente
Latina. Produced by CatGreen Production Films (chidden Orquesta Guayacan, Roberto Lugo, Galy Galeano, Nicky Jam, Maluma, Chiches Vallenatos) and
directed by Ernesto Garrido, the video was shot in Cali, Colombia with the collaboration of the Nueva Revelacion (New Revelation) School children led
by the talented young Cristian Moreno Vallecilla.
Filmed in Atlanta, the vibrant visual was directed by Payne Lindsey (Naughty Boy, August Alsina), and features Sicko Mobb and Silentó bringing the
Chicago Bop dance craze to life with their fluid moves and frenetic energy, surrounded by emojis.
The release of “Emoji” ft. Silentó is the follow-up to the duo’s 3-part mixtape release, Super Saiyan Vol. 1, 2 & 3 which received critical acclaim
from outlets such as, Billboard, Pitchfork, The FADER, Complex, XXL and more.
Hillary Susz Premieres “The Heart Will Jump (With Nowhere to Fall)”
Hillary Susz is an independent songwriter and guitarist based in Boulder, CO. Her distinctive, operatic vocals and angular, effects-laden guitar work
feature prominently in her songs, which often eschew conventional structure along the complex twists and turns of their narrative course.
Codeine, Mountain Dew, Weed
Though Chicago’s J.R. Donato is only 22-years old, his versatility of flows, facility with hooks, and clever punchline lyricism is indicative of his
decade of experience in the rap game. In “All That I Need,” Donato’s latest video single, premiered by Fake Shore Drive, the North-sider rides a
percussive flow for an epic minute-long verse, boasting about his rhyming ability, his lavish lifestyle, and his prodigious drug habit over towering
trap synthesizers and skittering snares: “All these blue hunnids, all these blue hunnids/I be in New York like a Buffalo Bill/Really like Eli, and I be
tree high/in these Adidas, n*ggas can’t see I.” Filmed at Chicago’s Fat Tiger Workshop and directed by @aWMfilm, the color-rich video finds Donato
mixing his lean with Mountain Dew and mobbing with his posse outside the store.