True Moon releases ‘Voodoo’ video
Swedish Dark Wave band True Moon is releasing a video for their debut single “Voodoo”. The minimalistic band is fronted by Karolina Engdahl who´s strong voice both empowers and stand out in a dark and raw musical landscape. The lyrics grasp hold of the listener as Karolina is both self-disclosure and provides the safety and closeness only a mother has the ability to do. As the mystic Malmö based band releases ‘Voodoo’ as their first track, their debut album lures around the corner and will be released the 18th of November. True Moon got the darkness and melodies from the Scandinavian music scene but at the same time hold a foot in the genuine post punk scene from England in the early 80´s.
As you may (or may not) know, Chris Jasper (former Isley Brother/Isley-Jasper-Isley), is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and recent recipient of the National R&B Music Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, among other awards.
Unfortunately, name recognition (“Jasper” not “Isley”) has been a hindrance to Chris in his long solo career even though he was responsible for writing the majority of the gold and platinum music for the Isley Brothers (1973-1983) and Isley-Jasper-Isley (1984-1987). Chris is truly “unsung.”
Throttle – ‘Money Maker’ feat. LunchMoney Lewis & Aston Merrygold
19-year-old, Australian prodigy Throttle is now ready to reveal the official music video for his latest single, ‘Money Maker’ feat. LunchMoney Lewis and Aston Merrygold.
The tongue-in-cheek music video captures Throttle’s ‘dirty disco’ vibe in the most literal sense. Taking place on set during a 70’s-themed adult film shoot, we follow Velvet Jesus – the funk’d up director on his quest to make X-rated gold. Unimpressed by his stars’ deflating performance, Velvet steps out of his director’s seat and shows the actors how it’s done – all whilst miming along to Throttle’s infectious track.
From then on it becomes a glittery chaos – with help from the stagehands and female extras, the music video turns into a group affair with synchronised dance moves and some much needed censor bars. Flicking between backstage dressing rooms and the excessive set, the video is daring but cheeky. With a small cameo from Throttle himself, the 70’s adult film inspired video is sure to be a viral hit.
Lagunitas Brewing Company will celebrate Austin-based Eight 30 Records’ forthcoming Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll by issuing a limited-run commemorative label named after the album’s title track. “It’s a special relabeling of a special ale,” says Lagunitas director of community giving Jim Jacobs, “for a very special recording.” The new label will be unveiled by Jacobs and several other Lagunitas team members at 5 p.m. on November 6 when Adam Carroll and a very special guest perform at Catfish Concerts in Austin (www.catfishconcerts.com).
Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll, due October 28, 2016 and produced by Eight 30 Records label owners Jenni Finlay and Brian T. Atkinson, celebrates a true songwriter’s songwriter, a Texas tunesmith who has inspired both younger and older artists for nearly two decades. Carroll simply captures entire lifetimes in snapshots like few other songwriters (“Screen Door,” “Girl With the Dirty Hair”). “I try to find moments that are sublime,” he explains. “They just last a little bit and then you’re back to your regular life and strife, but there are just these perfect little moments.” Evidence: “South of Town,” “Oklahoma Gypsy Shuffler,” “Hi-Fi Love,” “Lil’ Runaway,” “Old Town Rock and Roll.”
Compact Disk Dummies are a band that always try to create and expand their own universe, mostly by doing stuff themselves. A lot of stuff.
Ranging from artwork to music videos and from synthesizers to toys, their self-crafted universe combines dark themes with vibrant imagery and technical knowhow with childish playfulness.
“We try to do everything ourselves because we’re afraid of other people messing things up”, they say. “We only bring in other people if we can’t do it ourselves.”
But with their latest outburst of creativity they expect you to do just that- mess things up.
Senseless Live get the remix treatment with ‘Mixed Intentions’
Canadian trio, Senseless Live, have been quite simply taking everyone’s breath away since they emerged as a group little more than a year ago. Comprising of members John Glassey (DJ/Producer), Kym Sykes (Singer/Songwriter) and Ron Dazo (Guitars/Keyboards) they sprang into action with their full length album, ‘Intentions’, which is testament to each of their individual, as well as, collective talents.
John, active in Deep House and Techno circles for well over a decade has released on Detroit godfather, Kevin Sanderson’s KMS label, as well as receiving support from the likes of John Acquaviva, Kevin Yost and Hernan Cattaneo. Talented vocalist, Kym, previously collaborated with fellow-Edmonton producer, Parnell Paul and has opened for acts like IO, while newest addition to the band, Ron, adds his Rock and Metal influences and can boast opening for acts such as Finger Eleven and Head of the Herd.
PALACE Share new single ‘It’s Over’
PALACE’s new single, the ornate, broken paean ‘It’s Over’ is now streaming online. When frontman Leo Wyndham wrote the track, he had no idea that it would become an unknowing prediction of the heartbreak to come and that the album – which tackles loss, love, and the shifting tides of human emotion with both power and restraint – would take on a darker relevance. “Two or three of the songs were almost predictions,” Leo says ruefully. “They are about things that had never happened to me in a relationship but have all kind of come true.”
KID NORTH “Geometrical”
A neon filled retro treat with a karaoke journey featuring soap operas, Saved By The Bell, Love Boat, The Dukes of Hazzard, Windows XP, Destiny’s Child, and a post chroma key-melancholy.
Official Video for ‘Girl I Met On The Internet’
Today sees London’s most explosive (anti) star GIRLI release the official video for her new single ‘Girl I Met On The Internet’ – watch here. The new single is out now and available to buy/stream.
‘Girl I Met On The Internet’ acts as GIRLI’s mantra for life as a post-millennial teenager and the video is no exception. Taking you on a tour of a typical GIRLI houseparty, GIRLI and her friends wreck havoc until the early hours. The video was recorded at an actual party GIRLI threw in East London, on the video she says “Thanx 2 all my best mates for being in this video and partying like its 2016. You’re all my girls I met on the Internet ;))”
Lambchop share “NIV”
With the November 4 release of FLOTUS exactly one month away, Lambchop are now sharing the record’s penultimate track, “NIV.” NPR’s All Songs Considered has described FLOTUS as “a remarkable new direction for the Nashville art-folk group,” and “NIV” certainly delivers on that promise, with its percolating drum machines and Kurt Wagner’s processed and layered vocals.
Burn It Up have released the third single (“Time Capsule Overdose”) from their upcoming album Toys, premiering the claymation video with idobi Radio (watch it here). The video was done by Tom Montague.
With the release of Toys under a month away, the band are hosting a guitar giveaway. If you pre-order their new album through Bandcamp, you will automatically be entered for a chance to win the new guitar seen in this video.
Future States announce debut album, share “Lulu” via Stereogum
Future States consists of Chuck Bronson (Guitar, Vocals), Brodie Conley (Guitar, BV), Daniel Gélinas (Drums, BV), Nicolas Hyatt (Keys, BV) and David Lacalamita (Bass, BV). Their unique sound emanates directly from their collaborative ethos. The band draw from varied musical backgrounds and educations—experimental composition, psych/prog, jazz, indie rock, and folk—working diligently together until each song becomes more than the sum of its individual parts. This process is aided by Gélinas, who acts as the band’s in-house recording engineer. The result is a tapestry of musical influences, put together like a puzzle that yields a satisfying whole.
Michael Baker – ‘The Steady & The Stuck’
It is a powerful video which sees a women who lives on a council estate, battle worry and anxiety by expressing herself through dance as a means of escape. The track really highlights Michael’s captivating and honest song-writing capabilities along with his remarkable vocals.
It is the second track to be taken from his upcoming debut album Dust & Bone, following the praised first single ‘Anywhere Anytime Soon’. The new album has been 2 years in the making, co-written, produced and mixed with a variety of well-respected names, including Dan Brown (Massive Attack), Jim Lowe (Stereophonics, The Charlatans, Herbie Hancock) Peter Vettese (Carly Simon, Simple Minds) and Ben Christophers (Bat For Lashes, Guy Garvey) and is due for release on October 21st.
Tucson, Arizona based Rap Rock band MeltDown have released the official music video for their track “Trust Fall” from their upcoming debut album ‘No Filter’ due out in early 2017. The video, which premiered on Revolver Magazine, was filmed in Phoenix, AZ by Irin Daniels of Marmera Films, and the song was recorded & mixed by Matt Good of Good Studios in Phoenix AZ.
Third Eye Blind, summer’s biggest music festival standout setting attendance records at five major festivals, is set to release its “Mission District” edition of clothing. Newly created and inspired by the culturally rich neighborhood within the band’s hometown of San Francisco, the “Mission District” fully embodies the essence of Third Eye Blind in both lifestyle and artistic purpose. In addition to the launch of the line, Third Eye Blind are also supporting with 826 Valencia, a Bay Area-based nonprofit organization started by author Dave Eggers that is dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Their services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
Nathan Ball shares captivating video for new single ‘Right Place’
Today, London-based indie pop artist Nathan Ball is sharing the visuals for his new single ‘Right Place’.
Andre Ary debuts on Manic Mind Music with ‘Nothing Like Them’ –
Since exploding onto the Dance music scene, Swedish DJ and producer André Ary has been causing quite a stir in the country’s clubbing circuit. The multitalented artist is the mastermind behind hit records such as ‘Trumbeat’ and ‘Save Our Souls’, which led to him gaining major attention from the world’s media and multiple Swedish iTunes number 1 chart spots – a remarkable achievement for any calibre of artist.
Tickets for The Lumineers’ first-ever arena tour are proving to be a hot commodity. Their February 2 show at Madison Square Garden sold out during its first day on-sale this past Saturday, October 1st.
Singer Wesley Schultz, a New Jersey native, posted on the band’s website that playing Madison Square Garden holds a special place for him: “I remember going to see the White Stripes and Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band and Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and Bob Dylan – I saw all of them play at the Garden – Madison Square Garden. It’s with a mix of excitement and disbelief to say we have sold out our own MSG show in a single day! It’s truly humbling, going from living rooms to arenas… and I just feel grateful to get to do all this, regardless of the size of a show. We have fought to do things our own way and this will be no different – so thank you, the fans and friends, for all of your support – and we will see you out there on the road soon!”
Vesuvio Solo is a Montreal-based band who write often-confessional, sophisticated pop songs. The band was formed in Montreal by Thom Gillies (Exit Someone and formerly TOPS) and Cam MacLean in the spring of 2014, they released their debut record Favors later that year. The band has shared the stage with notable acts such as Django Django, Destroyer and Compass Point legend, Wally Badarou. Their music is forward-looking, even as it plays with nostalgia. They’ll be touring Europe this fall in support of their sophomore record Don’t Leave Me In The Dark, released on 09/27 with Atelier Ciseaux and Banko Gotiti Records.
Akron, Ohio rockers Red Sun Rising premiered the video for their new single “Amnesia” on Vevo today. Directed by Ryan Valdez and shot in Los Angeles, the storyline showcases the band in multiple incarnations, depicting music of different eras and styles – hair metal, ’60s pop, ’90s boy bands and country heartthrobs, as seen on TV. Emulating a late-night channel surfing experience, band members star as fictitious characters Simon Fargunkel, Burt Hansby, Donald Doozeman and Big Jimmy in their own infomercial, complete with call-in number. “Amnesia” is the third single from Red Sun Rising’s debut full-length album Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie).
SLOW CLUB RELEASES VIDEO FOR “SILVER MORNING”
How do you keep a band interesting after ten years? It’s a question Slow Club’s Charles and Rebecca must have asked themselves as they started work on their fourth album. From the cute indie-folk of their 2009 debut Yeah So, to the wonky-pop of its follow up Paradise, two years later, to the sophisticated, polished soul of 2014’s Complete Surrender, this is a band that have never stood still, going out of their way to present a new version of themselves on every release, while maintaining the spirit, the warmth and the chemistry that has marked their music since they formed in 2006.
Technical progressive metal band ONI recently announced the release of their debut scorcher Ironshore, set to hit stores on Black Friday, November 25, 2016 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records. After turning heads with their first single “Eternal Recurrence”, the band is following up with their equally-superhuman single, “Barn Burner”, which you can hear now via www.metalblade.com/oni. “Barn Burner” is also presented in lyric video form, directed by Wovenwar/Ex-As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa.
Nevelle Viracocha – “On Me”
Nevelle Viracocha is not your run of the mill Southern rapper. Born in North Carolina and raised in Alabama, he is fluent in the South’s style and aesthetics, but also adds in a unique global perspective that comes from living abroad during his military-brat childhood. This is all readily apparent in “ON ME,” his video premiered today by Mass Appeal.
Teen Daze shares new track “Suburban Garden / Utopia”
FLORA is a new label showcasing the sounds and visions of the Fraser Valley, an area known more for its glacial lakes, scenic mountains and dense forests, than for its creative prowess; Jamison Isaak, the artist behind Teen Daze, aims to find balance between the two.
Released on Friday, September 9, 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. “To The Tall Trembling Trees is a flowery metaphor but it also very literal for me,” Mansfield said of the new EP. “It’s a gift to the nervous and the majestic; people I have met, am related to, or even something inside myself. I’m admittedly channeling Whitman but with less bravery.”
Upon completion of a run of headlining dates this fall, Bay Area singer/songwriter Fantastic Negrito (Xavier Dphrepaulezz) will tour the U.S. with Temple of the Dog in November. “It’s a great honor to share the stage with the legendary Temple of the Dog,” notes Dphrepaulezz. Please see below for a complete list of dates.
Fantastic Negrito’s interpretation of the Lead Belly classic “In the Pines” is currently featured in a docu-narrative film directed by Rashidi Natara Harper that focuses on the impact of gun violence in America. Recorded last year and filmed weeks before the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the film premiered at Noisey.
Fossil Youth Stream New Song From Upcoming LP “A Glimpse Of Self Joy”
Today we get to team up with New Noise Magazine to bring you Forest Eyes from Fossil Youth’s upcoming album A Glimpse Of Self Joy. The third single from their forthcoming album clocks in at just under 3 minutes yet still is full of the same hooks and emotion that make up their stellar new record. A Glimpse Of Self Joy will be released November 4th on 12″/CD/CS/Digital. They will also be on the road this November supporting the release, dates below. You can find the album for writers and reviewers below. Any review, blurb or mention is extremely appreciated as always.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will headline the fifth annual British Summer Time Hyde Park concert, in London’s historic park, on July 1st, 2017. Presented by Barclaycard, the concert has been host to some of music’s biggest live acts, including The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, The Who, and Taylor Swift in previous years.
Green Day is gearing up to release its new album, Revolution Radio, on October 7th via Reprise Records. The band will play a special in-store performance at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn on release day. To gain entry, fans must purchase the new album at Rough Trade the day of the show (not online). Sales will begin on October 7th at 11:00 AM. Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the band will perform at 7:00 PM.
“House of Wolves” is the solo project of Rey Villalobos. The band name coming from the literal translation of his family name. A Los Angeles native, Villalobos’ family originates from two different sides of the globe – Mexico & Italy. Falling in love with the Chopin nocturnes was Villalobos’ first musical love. He began studying classical piano as a kid, then moved on to drums, and now composes most of his music on the guitar. The last few years Villalobos has spent much of his time touring Europe with his debut release “Fold in the Wind” on Fargo Records out of Paris France, and second album “Daughter of the Sea” on Dusk Dais Dawn out of Ireland.
Throttle ft. LunchMoney Lewis & Ashton Merrygold “Money Maker” Music Video
19-year-old, Australian prodigy Throttle is now ready to reveal the official music video for his latest single, “Money Maker” feat. LunchMoney Lewis and Aston Merrygold.
The tongue-in-cheek music video captures Throttle’s “dirty disco” vibe in the most literal sense. Taking place on set during a 70’s-themed adult film shoot, we follow Velvet Jesus – the funk’d up director on his quest to make X-rated gold. Unimpressed by his stars’ deflating performance, Velvet steps out of his director’s seat and shows the actors how it’s done – all whilst miming along to Throttle’s infectious track.
Singer/songwriter Mark Johns has announced her anticipated debut, Molino EP, out October 28th via OWSLA. Her rise was marked by several viral covers and originals released via SoundCloud which quickly gained millions of plays and grabbed the attention of Skrillex. Today she is the first and only singer signed to the label and marks her grand debut with never-before-heard songs “Molino” and “Before You,” available for stream and download today.
IS R&B READY TO EMBRACE A DISABLED SINGER?
Lafayette singer/songwriter Yung Juko is back with “Pray For Me”, a visual in which he puts all the cards on the table; defying doctors’ predictions that he would never walk, growing up walking differently due to the congenital deformation known as Spina Bifida and the ridicule that came with it, and realizing that he had a talent for overcoming odds which would serve him well as he embarked on an entertainment career.
Discogs Announce Partnership with Crate Diggers
Discogs, the world’s largest physical database, has recently announced the partnership with the premier vinyl-centric event in the world, Crate Diggers. The acquisition further solidifies Discogs as a leader in the vinyl community. By leveraging Crate Diggers footprint in the vinyl events space, Discogs seeks to bring their community from behind their screens to in the flesh in ten different cities across the globe in 2017.
“We’re often asked if we support record stores and selling offline. The answer has always been yes. Through our site vinylhub and now Crate Diggers we can continue to support the sales, and trading of albums live. All of us love to dig records, and we want Crate Diggers to be one of those events diggers can look forward to year after year.” – Discogs Chief Operating Officer, Chad Dahlstrom
Ocean Grown Extracts, a California-local family owned and operated cannabis company, has announced a partnership with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley to grow cannabis in a former California prison.Marley and the company willconvert the 77,000- square-foot space on twenty acres in Coalinga, California into a large city-permitted, and state-compliant, medical marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facility. The goal is to work closely with both the city of Coalinga and the state of California to become the model cannabis facility that embraces safety and regulation.
This new joint venture, along with the purchase of the prison, will lift the city of Coalinga out of debt, and provide 100 local jobs in the first year of operation. The new facility is expected to generate a tax revenue of over a million dollars a year for Coalinga.
Today, The FADER releases The America Issue in its entirety online. Devoted to American culture, the issue is covered by Serena Williams, one of the greatest athletes of all time, and The Internet, an R&B soul group whove found a community, and success, in each other.
Released ahead of year’s presidential election, The America Issue uses the stories of regular and exceptional Americans to examine what kind of life can be made in America today. Their stories are plotted across four chapters from childhood to adulthood to death, then back to birth.
Master P’s New Artist Moe Roy Releases “Trap MJ”
Moe Roy delivers 21 bangers on the new mixtape “Trap MJ” going hard in the streets and in the clubs. The D.C. street king has added some more spark to the world’s #1 independent label No Limit Forever Records. There is no stopping the talented streets superstar as he teams up with his label mates No Limit Boys and Master P “The Ice Cream Man” on the super classic project,
Trap MJ, produced by BlaqNmilD and J Slugg.
WOMPS have premiered the “Manners” video on The 405. When discussing the video the band stated, “We essentially wanted to make a video that’s visually representative of the sound, scene we admire and style we’re moving towards. To do this we shot with Kristoffer Muir at Broadscope studios on an old handycam then filmed through the lens of the handycam with another one. We just really liked old footage from Glasgow bands like The Pastels. The concept is somewhat in-keeping with the album art but I’ll leave that to the viewer” The track comes from their recently released debut LP, Our Fertile Forever, out now and recorded by Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago.