Alsarah & The Nubatones “Ya Watan”
Sudanese-born, Yemen-raised and Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter and ethnomusicologist Alsarah returns with her band Alsarah & The Nubatones to deliver a much needed creamy dose of their trademark ‘East-African Retro-pop’ in the visuals for their new single ‘Ya Watan’.
Born of many late night discussions about Nubian ‘Songs Of Return’, modern migration patterns, and cultural exchange between Sudan and Egypt, the group formed in 2011. Coming together through a common love for the richness of pentatonic sounds and shared migration experiences, their debut album ‘Silt’ dropped in 2014 to international critical acclaim, and the group have since garnered support from the likes of The Guardian, SPIN, Okayplayer and FACT.
KNIFE PARTY JOIN FORCES WITH TOM MORELLO
KNIFE PARTY follow their stunning headline set at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival by releasing the brand new track ‘Battle Sirens’, a highly anticipated collaboration with legendary guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine / Audioslave / Prophets of Rage) out today via Earstorm Records / Big Beat Records / Comandante / Mom + Pop Music.
‘Battle Sirens’ unites KNIFE PARTY’s huge electro drops and clattering beats with the fiery riffs that are Morello’s signature. ‘Battle Sirens’ is emblematic of the forward-thinking artists behind the track.
Singer/songwriter LÉON has unleashed a new remix package for her captivating single “Tired of Talking.” The collection features reworkings of the song from A-Trak & Cory Enemy, G-Eazy, Filous, Dave Aude and Young Bombs – full track listing is below. The original track hit #1 on Hype Machine upon its release and has been praised by Noisey, Buzzfeed, Nylon, Paper and more.
REGINA SPEKTOR RELEASES “BLACK AND WHITE”
“Black and White,” the new track from Regina Spektor’s forthcoming seventh album Remember Us To Life, out September 30 on Sire/Warner Bros. Records, is premiering now at Consequence of Sound; listen/share the track here. Consequence of Sound notes that “Spektor is well-loved for turning even the most serious topics into lively numbers; here, she simply reaches for the heartstrings and slowly pulls.” They go on to call Remember Us To Life “one of the most anticipated albums of the year.”
Blackberry Smoke’s new song, “Sunrise In Texas,” premiered yesterday at Relix and can now be heard/shared via SoundCloud.
“Sunrise In Texas” is the third new track unveiled from the acclaimed American band’s anticipated new album, Like An Arrow, which will be released October 14 on 3 Legged Records via Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order at the band’s website and at iTunes. Listen to album tracks “Believe You Me” via Guitar World and “Waiting For The Thunder” via Rolling Stone. All three songs are available as instant downloads with each digital pre-order.
Alternative act K.I.D has released new music in the form of “Errors”, the first track from their forthcoming full length album for Columbia Records. Despite its upbeat pacing, “Errors” has an underbelly of grit and suburban sadness, with talks of lethargy, medication, failed expectations and frontwoman Kara singing of “watching pornography all day” and ultimately recognizing “there is an error in me.”
Jadu Heart release ‘Ezra’s Garden’ EP
Jadu Heart today released their second EP ‘Ezra’s Garden’ on Mura Masa’s Anchor Point label. The record features 6 tracks including lead single ‘Late Night’ (which has been streamed 200,000 times in two weeks since being pre-released) and ‘Ocra’, which was premiered by Annie Mac this week.
Losers have shared their new single ‘Chainsaw’ with Clash. The single comes from the bands new album ‘How To Ruin Other People’s Futures’. Losers released their brand new album ‘How To Ruin Other People’s Futures’ (full album press release below) today. Clash described the new single as “late grey post-punk imbued with brittle electronics”, which was as “uncompromising as its title”.
Gavin DeGraw’s highly anticipated fifth studio release SOMETHING WORTH SAVING released today to all digital and physical retailers via RCA Records. Recorded in multiple cities in the U.S. including Miami, Los Angeles and Nashville, SOMETHING WORTH SAVING marks DeGraw’s first full length studio release in nearly three years, following 2013’s highly acclaimed MAKE A MOVE. The official music video for the album’s first single “She Sets The City On Fire,” was recently released on VEVO and features American super model Jessica Vargas as Gavin’s love interest. Written by Gavin DeGraw and Gregg Wattenberg and produced by Gregg Wattenberg, “She Sets The City On Fire” is now a nationwide top 20 hit at Hot AC Radio.
TOVE LO REVEALS NEW TRACK “INFLUENCE”
Critically acclaimed, Grammy®-nominated multi-platinum artist Tove Lo releases “Influence” featuring Wiz Khalifa today off of LADY WOOD, her long-awaited second album, arriving October 28th via Island Records. “Influence” builds on the momentum of “cool girl,” released earlier this summer as the first single from LADY WOOD. “cool girl” immediately reached more than 14 million streams on Spotify in less than two weeks out, and vaulted to the Top 20 on the Global Chart.
Early acclaim for Garcia comes from The New York Times and NPR, with the latter exclusively premiering the official video for her first single “Orange Flower,” proclaiming it “a raucous blues rock track with perfectly sarcastic lyrics you won’t be able to get out of your head.”
Newly signed What Are We Doing/ Interscope Records artist Leon Else debuts his first music for the label with the premiere of the video for his new single “Black Car” today.
On the heels of his #1 entry on the Urban Adult Contemporary radio chart with his hit single “Permission,” ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records artist Ro James announces that he will join Maxwell and Mary J. Blige on their “King and Queen of Hearts” World Tour this fall.
After joining Maxwell on his “SUMMERs’ Tour,” James will hit the road once again for the “King and Queen of Hearts” tour starting in Cologne, Germany on October 19th and will make stops throughout Europe including Amsterdam, London and more. The U.S. leg of the tour will kick off November 5th in Baltimore, Maryland and will make stops in major cities across the U.S. including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more.
OUT CAME THE WOLVES ANNOUNCE DEBUT LP ‘STRANGE FATE’
Roadrunner Records’ group, Out Came The Wolves, have announced details of their debut album. STRANGE FATE, the Minneapolis, MN based band’s first full-length album will arrive on October 28th (see attached album art / tracklisting).
STRANGE FATE is available now for pre-order at all DSPs with physical bundles available via www.outcamethewolves.com. All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the album’s first single, “Bleed” which is streaming now along with an official music video at www.outcamethewolves.com and on the band’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/octwofficial. Additionally, all digital pre-orders will also receive instant downloads of Out Came The Wolves’ previously released singles “96” and “Queen Mary,” which are featured on STRANGE FATE.
Joshua Luke Smith releases powerful video for World Suicide Prevention Day
The 25 year-old wordsmith and philosophy graduate has always managed to combine his love of words and music to inspire people to break free from their own limitations. Joshua believes it’s the responsibility of the poet to stand on the soapbox to champion social causes and he wants to use his words to do just that. This time he’s chosen to highlight World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday 10th September with a powerful track called ‘Becoming Human’ which has a moving video to accompany it.
“I wrote Becoming Human to connect with the heart of our human story. In a driven culture based on success and stature, where is the space to become, to grow, to fall and then stand back up? In reality we connect at our most vulnerable. We all break sometimes. We all arrived here naked. We don’t talk about our weakness enough and that’s why I think so many of us feel lonely, isolated and disconnected.”
You just haven’t met him like this yet. Michael Bublé and his tour crew come to the big screen for one night with “Michael Bublé – Tour Stop 148” on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time. This special cinema event closely follows Bublé’s dedicated team on the road and features a selection of his greatest hits on stage, including “Home,” “Crazy Love,” “Cry Me A River,” “Feeling Good” and more. In addition to the feature content, audiences will also enjoy a specially-filmed introduction and Q&A with Bublé which addresses his motivation for making the film, his music and his experience of life on the road.
Tickets for “Michael Bublé – Tour Stop 148” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 375 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Nettwerk is excited to announce the signing of folk singer-songwriter Austin Basham to its label roster. The Austin, TX native recorded his first record, Linton // Oslo EP, in Norway last year and has seen great success with sleeper hit “All Is Well,” which has over 12.6 million plays on Spotify alone and has been added to numerous influential playlists. Additionally, “Find A Way” was featured in a recent episode of Showtime series Roadies.
Today, Austin shared the video for “All Is Well,” which premiered via Clash. Produced by Lars Erik Thoralfsson and directed by Magnus Borka Kloster-Jensen, the video was filmed in the north of Norway in a remote village called Steigen. Austin and the crew spent a week in the picturesque town exploring the mountainous terrain and making friends with the locals, including the older fisherman who graciously let them film him and his boat.
Due to circumstances beyond their control, Area Event is announcing the cancellation of their flagship event, Electric Adventure, scheduled to take place in Atlantic City on September 24-25th. Refunds available at point of purchase.
Originally planned to take place at a new and improved location on The Steel Pier, Electric Adventure 2016 was set to be the defining installment of the series – more efficient, safer for patrons, and state-of-the-art production. However, after weeks of negotiations, the festival organizers were left with no choice in pulling the plug on the fifth-year anniversary of the highly-anticipated event due to opposition from a local business.
Seeker Reveal New Album Details, Song Premiere
Dallas-bred metal act SEEKER has announced details behind their new album Loss, available October 14th. Described by Metal Hammer as “A brilliantly vicious assault of grinding nihilism, filth-laden crust and thrash-inspired attacks,” the album’s first single “Rot” emerges into the metal subterranean today.
POST MALONE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DÉJÀ VU” FEATURING JUSTIN BIEBER
Multiplatinum Dallas, TX artist Post Malone uncovers his brand new single “Déjà Vu” featuring Justin Bieber at all digital retailers today. Get it HERE and listen HERE. As soon as the song became live, it soared to #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Songs Chart.
Over airy, island-kissed production and a delicate guitar drone, he carries woozy and wild verses between an unshakable and undeniable call-and-response hook with Bieber. It’s another powerful and creative progression for Post.
Bobby Green x The Foxies “Floods”
Bobby Green and The Foxies team up on the new single, “Floods” out now. This new collaboration marks Bobby’s first foray into indie-pop-inspired dance music. The juxtaposition of laid-back vocals and upbeat electro-pop melodies makes for a dynamic track perfect for both the pop charts and the dance floor.
Boogie Drops New Track “Sunroof” Featuring Dana Williams
“Sunroof” will feature on the Compton born rapper’s forthcoming ‘Thirst 48 Pt 2’ mixtape. Stream “Sunroof” featuring Dana Williams HERE
Jon Bellion will open for Twenty One Pilots on the multi-Platinum band’s upcoming North American tour. The 2017 arena run will kick off on January 17 at Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI and include shows at Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY (January 20) and two nights at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA (February 15 and 16).
Numerous dates have already sold out on Bellion’s fall 2016 headline tour, which launches on October 20 at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH. With the November 23 show at Terminal 5 in New York City sold out, a second night – November 26 – has been added.
Another Lost Year have announced new tour dates with Memphis, TN rock band Artifas in continued support of their release Alien Architect. The Budz Are Back In Town Tour will kick off on September 16th in Charlotte NC at Amos Southend and will conclude on October 22nd in Springfield, Illinois.
ALY released Alien Architect on June 10th via Mirage M’hal Records/EMP/eOne. The second single off of the record “We All Die Alone” debuted at #8 on Billboard Heatseekers East North Central Region.
“Lots of rappers talk about money in their songs, but up-and- coming Maryland rapper Jay IDK has taken it to the next level by getting real,” explained Forbes in a premiere of the charismatic emcee’s new album, The Empty Bank. Listen here. Forbes added, “The project takes on real-world financial struggles and goes in-depth about a common, but not often discussed, showbiz problem: what it’s like to begin to make real money for the first time, only to face intense pressure to appear successful by looking like you’re far richer than you actually are.”
Got some heady psychedelic vibes to send you off courtesy of Katie Burden. She just premiered the title-track of her new album on Culture Collide who called the track “slow and atmospheric, with vocals that call to mind the fully-immersed, head-thrown-back-in-a-trance quality of a Patti Smith song.”
Los Angeles-based indie-pop band Beginners will release their anticipated sophomore EP Pleaser on September 16th. A formidable follow-up to their 2014 self-titled debut which garnered over 4 million Spotify streams, numerous TV syncs, and tour dates with artists such as Walk The Moon and Tove Lo, Pleaser features catchy dance melodies with a rock ‘n roll vigor and clever lyrics ranging from feel good to biting. Today, She Shreds debuted their fierce new song “I F*cking Hate You,” a tongue-in-cheek revenge ballad described by frontwoman Samantha Barbera as “a Tarantino movie in a song.”
YUNA MALAYSIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “MANNEQUIN” VIA MASS APPEAL
Today, Malaysian singer-songwriter, Yuna, is excited to release the official video for her track “Mannequin” via Mass Appeal. The heart twisting video can be watched via Mass Appeal here.
With the self-titled debut LP from Arizona’s FUZZ EVIL just over the horizon through Battleground Records later this month, Decibel Magazine is hosting an early listen to the psychedelic flow of the album’s fourth track, “Bring Them Through.”
The Step Release New Single and Video ‘Stay Awake’
“Hot Pick” of the UK Students Radio Chart Show 2016, The Step is an Indie Pop/Rock band based in London. Founded in Rome in 2007 by Stefano Donato, the band moved to London where Oliviero Fella joined in 2013.
After gigging in important venues around London and playing for Noel Gallagher at his official aftershow party in March 2015, the band released their debut EP on December 2014. Their single ‘Gravity’ has been played by over forty regional and student radio stations around UK, and was been Record Of The Week on BFBS British Forces Radio, broadcast across itwenty-three countries.
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai have created music for the feature documentary Before the Flood. The film, a call to action from longtime environmental advocate Leonardo DiCaprio and actor/filmmaker/Oscar-winning documentary producer Fisher Stevens (The Cove, Racing Extinction), will have its world premiere today at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Acting as music supervisors for the first time, Reznor and Ross worked in tandem with Santaolalla and Mogwai to compose a blend of music with a cohesive vision, resulting in the score for Before the Flood along with an album to be released in October. Details to follow.