Mija shares new mixtape ahead of FK A Genre Tour
Mija has shared a new FK A Genre mixtape with musical selections from all thirty plus participants of her upcoming fall tour, ranging from Chromeo to Boogie to Kill The Noise. Beginning as a pure DJ, the FK A Genre name was first used as a reoccurring mix series inspired by Mija’s own personal & eclectic taste. It was only over the past year that the FK A Genre name was adapted to create curated live events at clubs and festival stages, where fans and artists alike are encouraged to play & hear new sounds.
“Kansas City-based rockers The Strive have a melodic hard rock styling that’s as mystifying as it is catch. Ahead of their record release show in their hometown, the band is sharing a new video for “Kingdom.” The song perfectly encapsulates the tenor of what the band is going for, and as the video shows, the Strive isn’t afraid to let loose.” via Pure Volume
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, The Supreme Court agreed to hear The Slants’ (In Re Tam) trademark case. The justices announced yesterday, October 3, that they are declining to hear the Blackhorse v Pro Football trademark dispute, rejecting an appeal from the Washington Redskins.
Statement from Archer & Greiner, the firm representing Simon Tam and The Slants: “We are pleased that this matter will be reviewed by the Supreme Court of the United States, and look forward to the vindication of the First Amendment rights of Mr. Tam and the other members of The Slants. We strongly believe that In re Tam raises important legal and public policy-related free speech issues that warrant the Supreme Court’s affirmation.”
For his 20th studio album, four-time GRAMMY Award winner Steve Wariner knew he had to do something really special. When All Over The Map began coming together, it became clear just what that would be.
The 12-track album evolved into a remarkable tribute to the Grand Ole Opry member’s influences, both living and deceased, in addition to a celebration of his lineage. While packed with acclaimed guest musicians, the set — to be released Oct. 28 on SelecTone Records — artfully showcases Wariner’s own musical talents. In addition to producing the album, he plays guitar, upright bass, drums and both pedal and lap steel, as well as singing on seven of the songs. (The other five are classic instrumentals.) Wariner also penned 10 of the tracks.
Busman’s Holiday will release its third LP, Popular Cycles, on October 14th via Joyful Noise Recordings. The Bloomington, IN-based band will also join Kishi Bashi on tour later this month, opening his shows October 14th through 24th (see below for details.)
Recorded at Arcade Fire’s Sonovox Studio, Popular Cycles examines everyday life through the eyes of a diverse cast of characters. Today, the band shares album track “Evening Flows,” which features melancholic vocal harmonies and haunting strings.
Clean Cut Kid Releases New Single “Make Believe”
Although Clean Cut Kid — a four piece group from Liverpool — possesses the whip smart immediacy of classic radio pop, it’s no doubt that the restless, inquisitive minds behind the lyrics champion their sound.
“Make Believe” is an ode to the end of the relationships—exploring the complexities that arise when you have to say goodbye to a person you once loved. The track exhibits Clean Cut Kid’s ability to generate intricate and dark lyrics while successfully presenting them within the boundaries of a classic pop melody.
Beware of Darkness new Muthaf*cka video
The explosive video captures the group’s cocksure and eruptive live performance with visual effects channeling the band’s live show as they rock the building to shreds. The 12-track collection is the band’s biggest and boldest statement yet, and the music ushers the rebirth of a sound that is as refreshing as it is addictive, and goes much deeper than riffs.
Later this month, occult doom rock alchemists ALBEZ DUZ will unleash the brooding fruit of their Wings Of Tzinacan full-length. As a precursor to its official unveiling, the band is pleased to share “Our Lord The Flayed One” for public consumption.
Issues vocalist Alfonso Brito, “‘Our Lord…” was born as an extremely slow doom song, but after being playing with the tempo and tonality, we decided to make it faster, and the feeling was just great! That’s why this is the first song of our new album that we included in our live set.”
NOAH EARP ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE
Australian songsmith Noah Earp has today announced his new single The Raw and the Cooked, a broad, sweeping stroke of alternative folk-rock, October 7. To accompany the single, Earp has released a self-made film clip that endears the viewer with its undeniable quirk. The Raw and the Cooked is the first taste of Earp’s debut album Disinheritor, an enlightening collection of songs that demonstrates a rare ear for unexpected harmony. Disinheritor is out October 28.
This evening, during a surprise performance at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced “Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017” kicking off in New Orleans on April 7, 2017. The 65-city tour celebrates the 10th anniversary of the record-breaking “Soul2Soul II” tour, the highest-grossing multi-year country music tour of all time, and the first time Faith Hill has toured since 2007.
Ticket pre-sales begin Friday, Oct. 7th and tickets for the general public go on sale in waves starting Friday, Oct. 14.
Garbage Releases New Music Video for ‘Magnetized’
Garbage have made a video for their second single “Magnetized” off their critically acclaimed album ‘Strange Little Birds’. Watch it HERE. Scott Stuckey directed the video.
Describing the video, Garbage singer Shirley Manson offered, “We made the video for Magnetized at Pancake Mountain Headquarters in Los Angeles with an incredibly gifted team under the madcap direction of my next door neighbour Scott Stuckey. We wanted to create an ode to the magic of science and the mysteries of love.”
Animus – ‘Just A Little Bit’ Single
Animus is a three-piece rock band comprising of brothers Ashton and Dylon on vocals and drums respectively. They were joined by long-time friend Sheldon who currently takes the reign on bass guitar. With the help of a few fancy effects pedals, the band manages to get a full four-piece sound with simply a bass guitar and drums.
Bonnie Anderson “The Ones I Love”
Radikal Records has released Australian singer-songwriter Bonnie Anderson’s Single “The Ones I Love”, the singers debut releases in North America. The single has received strong support from the likes of Tiesto, Gregor Salto, Above & Beyond and Gareth Emery, which has helped the song reach #2 on UK Music Week’s Club Chart and #1 Breakout on Billboard Magazine’s Club Song Chart.
SEEKER PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “LOSS”
SEEKER have revealed the second video from their upcoming album Loss. The title track premieres today via Burning Ambulance and the full album will be available October 14th. Clocking in at 25 minutes, SEEKER will deliver Loss in its entirety as they hit the road with The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Traitors and Spite beginning next week. On December 1st, SEEKER will continue pummeling the road with a headlining tour to be announced shortly.
Love Zombies reveal new single ‘Birthday’ out October 28th
Love Zombies have announced the release of their playful power-pop anthem ‘Birthday’, which will be released on October 28th, and is taken from their forthcoming debut album Passionfruit which is due for release early next year.
Video: John Hectic – ‘Like Me’
“Like Me” is taken from John Hectic’s forth coming project entitled “Deal wiv it 2”, its a song that promotes originality in a time when its not so celebrated. fusing the trap sound with witty word play, the audio is accompanied by cinematic visuals co-directed by John Hectic himself along side Curt Soul. Such a combination make it quite clear john Hectic is determined to things his way.
QUIET QUIET BAND share sozzled shanty ‘Rum’
One for the pantheon of great drinking songs, ‘Rum’, like the best of ’em, strikes a tone that sways unsteadily between the celebratory and the cautionary. From its funereal acapella intro lamenting the deleterious effects of the bottle, ‘Rum’ staggers onwards via an appropriately woozy waltz – as windswept, wild, robust and exciting as you’d expect from a Quiet Quiet Band release – encountering Satan himself before hitting on a mood of stoic yet joyous resignation: “But I’d be all right… if I just had a drink”. A tragi-comic climax to an alcoholic’s ballad this line may be, but it forms part of a chorus so goddamn catchy it is sure to accompany raised glasses and pub singalongs at boozy gatherings from here ever after.
Catch Prichard’s new single “Hometown”
Prichard’s new EP (out 10/21 via Devise Records, advance below) is steeped in traditional folk and Americana in the vein of Townes Van Zandt and features dexterous guitar work, accompanied by his powerful baritone that simultaneously conjures ANOHNI and Leonard Cohen. Sawyer set out to record a collection of sweet and simple songs that exalt narrative as much as they do melody.
Battlehooch is the kind of band you thought went extinct along with landline phones and cassette tapes. In one sense they’re a band from another, sturdier era: a band that releases consistently quality material on a consistent basis, a band that doesn’t sacrifice creative drive for commercial interest, a band that grows and evolves with each successive release.
Cameron AG Drops New Track ‘Heroes’
Cameron AG is an Oxford based multi instrumentalist whose subtle and measured songs expertly strike a chord. His delicate vocals and the fragility of music sound as if they could fall over and break at any second. Today Cameron drops ‘Heroes’, the second track from his new EP ‘Homeward Bound’, due out 4th November 2016 via Grand Jury Music in North America and Kobalt for the rest of the world.
Shura shares new video for secret track
Shura shares a new video for her secret track “311215,” hidden at the end of “White Light” on her critically acclaimed Nothing’s Real out now. Featuring actual excerpts from her own family recordings, the track speaks on her fear of death – her own and of those close to her. Catch her on tour with Tegan & Sara now and M83 later this month.
Watch new Joan of Arc video from first new album in 5 years
Chicago’s Joan of Arc will release their hundredth full-length album, He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands, on January 20, 2017 via Joyful Noise Recordings. The album was written and produced by the band – Tim Kinsella, Bobby Burg, Theo Katsaounis, Melina Ausikaitis, and one of its earliest collaborators, Jeremy Boyle. The 11-track album was recorded live in various locations throughout Chicago: an empty former recording studio (Soma), a basketball court of a downtown hotel, an art gallery, an industrial space on the west side of Chicago, and a friend’s AirBnB.
Miniature Tigers debut new tune
“How many thousands of times has some variation of the phrase “I’m dreaming of you” been uttered in the chorus of a pop song? We lost track a couple of decades ago, if we’re being honest. But whether you’re counting sheep or counting phrases, you’ve got to admit that there’s something appealingly different about Miniature Tigers’ new single “Dreaming”. The Brooklyn-based indie pop outfit really captures the sense of being lost in reverie, with Charlie Brand’s Weezer-lite vocals shifting back and forth atop the synth melody like a fitful sleeper. “I’ll see you when I close my eyes,” he exhales in a line that wraps wistfulness and serene joy up in a neat and tidy package. This song may have sprung from a well of loneliness, but it seems destined for a crowded dance floor in Bushwick.
Parisian psych-rock five-piece HOLY OYSTERS have today shared a brand new track from their forthcoming EP; the melodic and shimmering ‘Kaleidoscope’. The song is the second taster of what you can expect from their debut EP, following the release of their debut single ‘Take Me For A Ride’ last year, which continues to garner support from BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6Music in the UK.
LOWLANDS debut album out 10/14
Thrill Me Records is pleased to announce LOWLANDS debut album, Lovers Blessings, will be available for your noise consumption on October 14th!! The bi-coastal post-punk band consists of best friends Gabriel Spatuzzi (NYC, NY) and Thomas C. Garcia (San Diego, CA), the latter you might recognize as he’s also a founding member fellow Thrill Me Records alumni, Mrs Magician. Check out LOWLANDS first single off Lovers Blessings LP, “Ugly Sister” here.
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.
Muddy Magnolias’ new song “Why Don’t You Stay” premiered yesterday at Nylon and can now be heard/shared via Soundcloud. Of the song, Nylon praises, “When Jessy Wilson and Kallie North get together, they create a sound that’s honeyed and deep; it’s funky, it’s tender, it has rhythm, and it has the blues…Wilson’s verses are rich with passion while North rails around her. Their love for music, for storytelling, and what they do together is evident. By the time the final chorus explodes into a classic bluesy finale, you’re going to feel it and everything about their music.”
In celebration of the upcoming release of Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra, the first-ever classical work composed and performed by R.E.M. bassist and songwriter Mike Mills, Rolling Stone is premiering the track “Sonny Side Up,” which they call “a propulsive, upbeat piece full of weeping violin, driving rhythm guitar and an energetic backbeat.”
GROUPLOVE TO APPEAR ON HOWARD STERN’S TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES’ REVOLVER
Grouplove have contribute a cover of “For No One” to Howard Stern’s Tribute to The Beatles’ Revolver to help the legendary radio personality celebrate iconic album’s 50th anniversary. The special, which will be broadcast like an album, will premiere on Sirius/XM Radio’s Howard 101 channel at 5:00pm EST this Friday October 7, and feature contributions from a unique collection of artists including, Grouplove, Cheap Trick, J Mascis, Jewel, Joe Banamassa, James Taylor, Rachael Yamagata, and more. Stern briefly teased Grouplove’s track earlier this week praising, “It’s very eerie and beautifully done, and they mixed it up. It’s just so good.”
Gautam Khaw & JP Lantieri – ‘Fantasy EP’
UK-based Flemcy Music have seen nothing short of a meteoric rise to the top of the dance music league since boss JP Lantieri formed the label in August last year after relocating to London. The well-travelled and multi-talented Frenchman has grown his roster to include names such as Peter Pavlov, Mystik Vybe and Jay Maguire, releasing countless critically acclaimed EP’s and adding to an impressive personal CV which includes 2 albums, a gold VIMA award for Best Electro/Dance act in 2012 and featuring on several compilations over the years.
David Gray Announces Select Run Of Fall Tour Dates
Multi-platinum selling artist David Gray announces an exclusive run of performances in conjunction with the upcoming “The Best Of” album. He will return to North American stages this November, kicking off his tour in Boston, MA on November 17th.
Manuel Riva & Eneli “Mhm Mhm”
Electronic Dance Music DJ/Producer Manuel Riva (George Emanuel Călin) managed to become one of the most successful Romanian music producers, being the core producer for several Romanian mainstream dance acts for many years, since the year 2000. Presently, Manuel Riva is going the deep tech house way for his productions and also for his DJ activity because it defines him so well.
The Seshen share new track “Already Gone”
The Seshen is a San Francisco Bay Area-based seven-piece led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, live percussion, and entrancing harmonies to create an unmistakable fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music. This chemistry is complemented by St. Juste’s stirring vocals and soul-baring lyrics – the meditations of a self-emancipated spectator who explores worlds, both real and imagined.
ONA launched into the music scene with her debut EP Sex Rock in early 2016. Her unique orchestral bedroom rock combines intimate soft vocals, an edgy contemporary soundscape, and poetic sensual lyrics. Mixing Mazzy Star and Lana Del Rey with Pink Floyd and Liz Phair, ONA is a kind of flower child for the Internet age. Hailing from Brooklyn, she is also an art world darling whose “extreme selfie model” images have been critically acclaimed in Artforum and shown at galleries around the world. Her first album, Lullabies for Daddy, will be released in early 2017, but she’ll be previewing songs during one of her several 2016 “Selfie Tours,” wherein she travels around America Instagramming, Snapchatting, and singing and dancing for her many virtual fans in a digital celebration of love, adventure, and the lit rock lifestyle.
On-The-Go ‘In the Morning’
Russian indie-pop band On-The-Go consists of a group of talented musicians who strive to make music of the best quality. Having their first LP on the top of the Russian Charts led to performing alongside the likes of She Wants Revenge, Foster The People and The Horrors- impressive, right? Not only this, but the contemporary and element to their music has left them compared to cool artists like Wild Beasts and The XX.
Their new captivating film for In The Morning feels more like a blockbuster movie than a music video. The storyline is intense; with twists and turns along the way it’s almost impossible to stop watching. Fast action, speed chases and romance- what’s not to love?
EMELI SANDÉ “HURTS”
The official video for “Hurts” – the first single from Emeli Sandé’s new album, Long Live The Angels (Capitol Records) – premiered today on VEVO. Saturated in stark, striking, high-contrast imagery, it perfectly encapsulates the anthem’s raw emotion, shining a light on Sandé’s spine-tingling vocal. It can be viewed HERE. The clip was directed by Charles Mehling, who helmed the video for Sandé’s “Next to Me,”which has more than 67 million views.Sandé produced and co-wrote “Hurts” with Mac & Phil (Miguel, Naughty Boy).
Grammy Award®-winning band, Bon Jovi today announced that the This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by Live Nation, will kick off in February 2017. Hitting arenas across the U.S., the iconic rock band will present anthems, fan favorites, and new hits from their upcoming 14th studio album, This House Is Not for Sale (out Nov. 4 on Island/UMG). As an added bonus, fans will receive a physical copy of This House Is Not For Sale with every ticket purchased.
This will be the band’s first outing since Bon Jovi’s 2013 Because We Can World Tour, which was their third tour in six years to be ranked the #1 top-grossing tour in the world (a feat accomplished by only The Rolling Stones previously). Bon Jovi’s touring legacy will be recognized Nov. 9th with the 2016 “Legend of Live” award at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards.
JUSTICE UNVEIL NEW LIVE ACTION VIDEO FOR SINGLE “RANDY”
Justice have revealed the official video for their single “Randy.” Shot in real time, the live action video features an art installation made from 25 interconnected television sets, which are used to display animated graphics and film footage as well as the lyrics from the single.
CASTLE Premieres “Down In The Cauldron Bog”
Fresh off a Canadian run, the occult rock alchemists in CASTLE today return to the road for a twenty-two-date European takeover. The latest stretch of onstage conjurings follows CASTLE’s massive North American trek, which commenced on June 15thand has rolled steadily through the Fall months. The band’s overseas journey includes performances at Old Grave Fest V in Romania and Desertfest Belgium. Upon their return, the band will take a short break to recharge before joining Washington state riff rockers, Mos Generator, for a short West Coast tour. In December the tireless duo will return to the stage, this time in Japan with Guevnna!
new PARTYBABY video “Overload”
After spending much of 2016 in the back of the van, California’s PARTYBABY have documented the blood, sweat and beers that characterise life on the road for their new video accompanying the huge ‘Overload’. The video for debut release The Golden Age of Bullshit’s closer is a celebration of the journey the four piece, led by Jamie Reed and Noah Gersh, have been on this year, complete with stage dives, circle pits and fireworks.
Today All Things Go premiered “Heroes” the second single from Cameron AG’s upcoming EP ‘Homeward Bound’, out 11/4 via Grand Jury. When talking about the track Cameron had this to say, “It’s a song about a very inspiring human being. Someone I looked up to who is sadly no longer with us. It’s a celebration of a great life and an ode to a hero.”
Phoenix, AZ’s The Gentle Hits are premiering “All That Information,” a track off their upcoming self-titled debut album, on CLRVYNT.
Comprised of Ian Metzger, lead songwriter and vocalist, drummer Mark Kulvinskas, and multi-instrumentalist James Mulhern, all gained a wide-scale following with their critically acclaimed projects Dear and the Headlights (Equal Vision Records) and What Laura Says.
Tobacco shares warped, quasi-NSFW “Warlock Mary” video
TOBACCO’s newest album Sweatbox Dynasty, out now on Ghostly International, finds the rural recluse resurrecting an old approach to hack a new path through the muck. It may be his most unintentionally psychedelic and left-field creation yet, full of rhythms that start and stop like a tractor on its last piston, resonating melodies made to fuel transcendental meltdowns, and vocals that hiss, gurgle, and growl. The name of the album is an apt description for his vast empire of moldering electro-fied dirt, and his latest quasi-NSFW video for the track “Warlock Mary” is packed with disturbing mental images yet packed with… passion.
“I’ve been a big fan of animation for as long as I can remember,” vocalist Chris Duggan told Music Times. The “Don’t Look Down” visuals offer a whimsical take on Plaid Brixx’s energetic, pop style. Illustrated by animator Yoyo The Ricecorpse, the visuals take you on an adventure with five main characters as they head for space and beyond. Duggan remarked, “I saw the work of Yoyo the Ricecorpse and thought it would be perfect to do a collaboration.” On the final product Duggan added, “I knew I wanted the characters to be animals and she took it from there and did an amazing job.” Music Times praised the visuals saying, “It is nice to see artists thinking outside the box with a music video.”