“Paraphones” from Bartholin the duo of Drew Danburry and Cat Leavy
Drew Danburry is a part-time musician and full-time barber in Provo, Utah. Having previously spent years on the road playing music, nowadays he mostly plays Lincoln Logs with his 3 year old. He’s hitting the road this fall to promote a triple cassette album of anti-corporate jingles and a new vinyl record.
From the year 2005 to 2010, he played over 750 shows worldwide. He has received attention from blogs and websites such as NPR, Stereogum, Daytrotter, Magnet Magazine, Said the Gramophone, Large Hearted Boy, Orange Alert, Heave Media, Pete Nema, The 405, Apes on Tape, The Music Ninja, TRT! (The Round Table) The Bomber Jacket, and even Design Mom.
Chris Clemence and Harley Flanagan were recently interviewed by RollingStone.com about their combined efforts to write the next New York anthem for the NY Rangers, Giants and Knicks.
Garlands “The Ratio”
Garlands is a newgaze / dream-pop band from Oakland, CA, founded by Lisa Light (The Lovemakers, El Elle) and Mikael Johnston (Mephisto Odyssey, Dresden & Johnston). Their self-titled debut LP drops October 25th, with a record release party October 27th at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco with Halou and N. Lannon. Evocative female vocals, analog synths, and washed out guitar lines define the sound of this dreamy melody-driven album.
Lennon’s Publicist Signs New Pop Artist Monica
Music Management USA is pleased to announce the signing of Monica Manteghian. Her music has been likened to the pop style of Katy Perry, with the drive of Taylor Swift, and as radio friendly as Kesha.
Bruce Replogle, the Director of Music Management USA, and former Publicist to John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Double Fantasy, says this is an apt description as Monica evokes a fresh and fun approach to pop with an irrepressible enthusiasm which will undoubtedly make the charts.
Monica writes and sings all her own music. The subject matter of her work is as varied as the life experiences of the youthful demographic Monica represents; life is mutable, sometimes heartbreaking, but always exhilarating, as new opportunities and relationships spring forth in young adulthood – and Monica captures that spectrum of emotion in her songs.
Casey McQuillen’s “Come Back To Me”
Born and raised in Boston, MA, pop singer-songwriter Casey McQuillen premieres her new video for “Come Back to Me” exclusively in Songwriter Magazine. Popwrapped raves “by the chorus, she proves herself to be a powerhouse of a talent, hitting notes that some artists despite having had twice the career she’s had so far struggle to hit.” The song is off her forthcoming EP, Beautiful, set to release in January 2017.
FUZZ EVIL: Desert Stoner Metal Trio Issues Lyric Video For “Killing The Sun”
Tombstone, Arizona-area desert stoner metal trio FUZZ EVIL has issued a lyric video for “Killing The Sun,” the track hailing from the band’s recently released self-titled debut album. The band plans on issuing a lyric video for each of the six songs on the album, as a fun way for the band to give fans something else to check out, preceding their official/large production video for a track on the album, which is currently in production for early 2017.
Brunette Drive ‘Girlfriend’
‘Girlfriend’ is the debut single by Brunette Drive, an Australian Rock/Pop band originating from Sydney. Peaking at number 63 on the Australian iTunes charts, the concept behind ‘Girlfriend’ was to capture a specific moment in time. A moment of heart break, self-discovery, teenage ideologies and the coping mechanisms that are a by-product of the irrational methodology that define your teenage years.
The group is made up of Josh Byron (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Liam Del Prete (Lead Guitar), Golds (Bass) and Sam Harper (Drums). A variety of music backgrounds and influences has allowed for Brunette Drive to create and establish a unique sound comprising of pop hooks and instrumentals with obvious influences from heavy and groove genres to create products that can be identified and adopted by a large range of listeners.
MAGGIE ROGERS RELEASES NEW SONG “DOG YEARS” TODAY
Maggie Rogers releases her evocative and exuberant new song “Dog Years” today, listen HERE. The 22 year old artist-producer-songwriter will release her debut EP in February 2017 on Capitol Records. Says Rogers,
“Dog Years is about a day I skipped class to stay in bed and make frozen pizza with a boy I loved.
Dog Years is about dance parties in the kitchen.
Dog Years is about chocolate milk and the Tompkins Square dog park.
Dog Years is about a thank you note.
Dog Years is about change, about loving and leaving and still loving, about trusting yourself, about trusting the universe, about being a good friend and never having enough time.”
JP Lantieri returns to Flemcy Music with ‘Leo’
London based DJ and producer JP Lantieri has become a veteran of the Dance music industry since he exploded onto the scene. The Flemcy Music boss has had the pleasure of playing at some of the world’s biggest superclubs including Ministry of Sound and Egg, as well as releasing on some of the industry’s most renowned imprints – a colossal achievement for any calibre of artist.
JP Lantieri makes his return to Flemcy Music with ‘Leo’, a Tech House anthem that is sure to destroy dancefloors across the globe. Full of groovy beats, a funky Disco influenced bassline, infectious melodies and a perfectly crafted arrangement, this House infused Techno track will have you dancing in no time – a must have for any DJ’s record box.
Catch some “Diggy” vibes with Spencer Ludwig
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ludwig picked up the trumpet at age 17 and immediately began making his mark on the city’s indie, EDM, and pop worlds. While still an undergraduate studying music at the California Institute of the Arts, he was hired to be the featured trumpeter in the indie pop group Capital Cities in 2011. During his time with Capital Cities he played on their platinum debut album In a Tidal Wave of Mystery and opened for Katy Perry on her Prismatic World Tour. Ludwig’s musical agility allows him to captivate audiences with a four-piece band or as a DJ, where his unique sets include live trumpet and other instruments, as well as his original style remixes, which he has dubbed “Trumpet Edits.”
EARTHQUAKE INSTITUTE, “VAMPIRES ON THE CREEP”
Simon “Sez” Styles and Spitball are Oxnard, California duo Earthquake Institute, presenting the music video for their new single “Vampires On The Creep”, directed by Nakia Secrest & Simon Styles.
Yamaneko follows the critically-acclaimed Pixel Wave Embrace with a new album of bleak compositions inspired by keygen music and the deep sea.
One of electronic music’s most individual voices, Yamaneko operates on the peripheries of instrumental grime, but is equally inspired by new age, video game soundtracks and Drexciya’s aquatic techno. His debut album Pixel Wave Embrace has already proved influential and is considered a cult classic, praised highly by Dummy, Dazed, Resident Advisor, FACT, Tiny Mixtapes and Fader, and played in sets by Mumdance, Objekt, Kassem Mosse, Peverelist and more.
SauceLord Rich – “Butter”
Best known as one half of the acclaimed and hugely successful production duo FKi, SauceLord Rich proved in 2016 that he is equally formidable behind the mic as he is behind the boards. Applying his rhythmic baritone to a gorgeous R&B instrumental, SauceLord Rich demonstrates his vocal prowess on “Butter,” a visual premiered today by VIBE. The visual finds Rich planning a romantic evening with a lady friend, only to find himself in a dramatic hostage situation before his girl saves the day. “Butter” is a highlight from SauceLord Rich’s versatile September full-length Know Me: King Wolf, which finds Rich experimenting with sounds and genres and occasionally addressing issues such as mental health and PTSD. With Know Me: King Wolf, Rich proves that he is a force to be reckoned with in Atlanta Hip-Hop.
Rossington – Gary Rossington, the legendary founding member and guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd along with Dale Krantz-Rossington (also his wife), whom many call The First Lady of Southern Rock, release an album 10 years in the making with Take It On Faith, November 4, 2016 on Loud & Proud Records.
‘Korgs’ by Fort Romeau
Its been 12 months since Cin Cin’s inaugural release and to celebrate co founder Fort Romeau (Ghostly Int. / Running Back / Live At Robert Johnson) gives us 2 cuts of arpeggiohouse while Honey Soundsystem’s Bezier delivers that top tier Hi NRG sound that has become his signature. Not a bad way to mark the label’s first birthday.
White Room Stream New Single ‘Stole The I.V.’
White Room have announced the upcoming release of their brand new single ‘Stole The I.V.’, a full throttle, lung-bursting, rock n’ roll anthem that’s sure to propel the Brighton outfit to ever greater heights over the coming months.
With an impressive summer of festival appearances under their belts, including performances at Isle Of Wight, Reading & Leeds and Dot To Dot alongside the likes of Black Honey, The Vryll Society and YAK, the five-piece regrouped in the studio with esteemed producer Adrian Bushby (My Bloody Valentine, Muse, The Maccabees) to record another blistering number that serves as a real statement of intent going into 2017.
Today Brooklyn Vegan, shared “Going To Get The Tree” the first single from Maxwell / Miranda / Parsley’s upcoming Christmas album entitled ‘Catskill Christmas’. The album is due out 11/18 via Dangerbird Records.
Towkio vid for “GWM” ft. Vic Mensa
Towkio just dropped his video for “GWM” featuring Vic Mensa off his excellent Community Service 2 EP. The track and video features his fellow Savemoney member Vic Mensa along with a slew of cameos from other members of the much talked about collective.
Directed by [LL] (Towkio & Todd Barret) the video was shot in Chicago with all of Towkio’s friends staying true to the term “Gang With Me”.
Souleye Returns With A Brand New Stimulating Hip Hop Single, “Follow Your Heart”
On November 11, 2016, indie rapper Souleye will treat both old and new fans to his inspirational and exhilarating music with the release of his new single “Follow Your Heart.” This debut offering from Souleye’s forthcoming album Wild Man (set for release in spring of 2017) will be accompanied by a music video out later this month.
With a clear and meaningful message, “Follow Your Heart” highlights overcoming life’s difficulties and hesitations with self-awareness, self-motivation and interdependence. Beneath the surface of his powerful lyrics that feature softly filtered and recurring synths, Souleye encourages listeners to celebrate life, meditate and follow their passions. Each verse ends with an affirmative analogy that evokes transformation and desires into reality. “Make it simple when things seem difficult, remove some syllables, watch your fingers run across the water like a miracle” says Souleye.
ENTRANCE Announces New Full-Length Studio Album “Book of Changes”
ENTRANCE is Guy Blakeslee, a Baltimore-born, Los Angeles-based musician who is preparing to release a new full-length studio album – Book of Changes – on February 24th. The 10-song set is the first new ENTRANCE album in more than a decade and was produced by Blakeslee with the help of American songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist David Vandervelde (Father John Misty, Tim Kinsella, Jay Bennett) who also mixed the album. Additional mixing came from Chris Coady (Future Islands, Cass McCombs, Tobias Jesso Jr.) who lent his talents to focus track “Always the Right Time.” The album was mastered by Grammy Nominated engineer Sarah Register (David Bowie, The Shins).
Family Friends battle the winter blues with ‘Look the Other Way’
Brother-sister duo Family Friends, made up of Rebecca and Tom Fitzsimons, release stellar, dreamy new single ‘Look the Other Way’. Now living between Melbourne and London the group’s sound is East London cool glazed with South Australian Sun; bouncy psych elements combine with warm hazed-out dream-pop to create an infectious come back single.
The iconic four-piece The Sadies will release their 10th studio album titled Northern Passages on February 10, 2017 (Yep Roc Records) with a pre-order available as of November 4. The Sadies premiered the first single from the LP today, a haunting, harmony-filled number titled “Riverview Fog” which began as a letter to their friend Rick White, whose contributions, both musical and visual, have helped to shape The Sadies’ story. Listen to “Riverview Fog” via Twangville HERE.
Strong Asian Mothers reveal self-directed video for ‘Don’t Let Go’
Today, rising London based electronic trio Strong Asian Mothers are sharing a brilliant video for their new single ‘Don’t Let Go’ – an intriguing rework of the En Vogue classic.
Shop Talk is what happens when a long-standing sideman in the Brooklyn music scene brings his songs to center stage. After serving time in a string of excellent local bands such as Queening and Worms In Dirt, singer/guitarist Jon Garcia takes control of the wheel. It’s Jon’s turn to drive now, and you’re in good hands.
After penning a clutch of strong songs, Garcia recruited a crack rhythm section comprised of Pygmy Shrews drummer Alexander Perrelli and Liturgy guitarist (playing bass here) Bernard Gann. Led by Garcia, this power trio set about honing his songs into diamond-sharp rock that retains a rough-hewn grace. Shop Talk dispenses with much of the posturing inherent in their peers, instead focusing their considerable skills on serving the song first and foremost.
Los Angeles-based musician Alina Bea has revealed her latest single “Push Back.” The track premiered on Impose Magazine is from a collection of singles due in November on New Professor Music and is available to order now at the New Professor Bandcamp Store. Impose says, “Bea displays an impassioned new take on her often introspective craft, finding influence in experimental synthesis. Devastated from the separation of her band and a personal break-up, “Push Back” is a beautiful indication of newly-found direction.” Alina Bea told Impose Magazine, “‘Push Back’ is an experimental pop song about needing to be challenged in a relationship. It questions the validity of complete harmony and suggests that only through opposition can you really learn and grow with another person.”
Video: Eric Bellinger – “Fake Love” (Drake Cover)
A honey-voiced singer/songwriter who has won the respect of the entire industry, Eric Bellinger is a rising R&B phenom. Today, Eric treats his fans with a quickly turned-around video cover of “Fake Love,” the new song by Drake. Emerging from a cloud of blunt smoke in his tastefully decorated home studio, Eric shows off his silky smooth vocals and impressive flow over acoustic guitars gently plucked by Adam Hayman, making up the difference between Drake and Jeremih. Rocking a Colin Kaepernick jersey in front of an illuminated Pac-Man ghost and a background showing of James Cameron’s Avatar, Eric gives a behind the scenes glimpse into his studio life. With “Fake Love,” Eric demonstrates his insane talent and his ability to effortlessly straddle the worlds of Hip-Hop and R&B.
Today sees the release of hotly tipped Glaswegian duo Saint PHNX’s new single ‘King’. The track, which boasts hip-hop drum beats, a soaring chorus and huge guitars, once again sees creative direction courtesy of Davy Evans (The xx, Fryers, salute) and co-production from the band themselves. ‘King’ is available to stream & purchase on all major digital platforms now.
Multiplatinum Dallas, TX artist Post Malone announces December 9 as the release date of his highly anticipated full-length debut album, Stoney [Republic Records]. The digital pre-order is live now, which upon purchase unlocks the previously released tracks “Too Young”, “Go Flex”, the triple-platinum smash “White Iverson,” “Déjà Vu” featuring Justin Bieber, and the brand new single “Congratulations” featuring Quavo (produced by Metro Boomin & Frank Dukes).
Following up their release of the single and video for ‘Spotless’, German electro-pop duo Hundreds release their album Wilderness today via Berlin’s Embassy Of Music.
“Wilderness” is a large, extraordinary, and forceful piece of work that intonates a part of human history by delving deep into a world of electronic tones. In doing so, Hundreds have broken the structures of conventional pop music and replaced them with escalating arrangements and unconventional beats. Nevertheless, this record finds ample room for meticulous pop, which Hundreds command equally as well. The 3rd album from sibling duo Philipp and Eva Milner will be released 04.11.2016 as a Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition (with 6 bonus tracks), and a limited Vinyl Edition.
Turbulence, the debut album from U.K. rockers Broken Hands, is out now via SO Recordings/Caroline. The album, which premiered on All Things Go, is receiving early critical buzz stateside and abroad—Glide Magazine praises, “This is the rock and roll that used to be played on mainstream radio before much of it went to shit,” NME hails the music as “brutal sonic assault,” while Impose Magazine furthers it’s “insanely vibey and beautiful.”
Additionally, The album’s lead single “Meteor” is also receiving significant support from BBC 6Music and won a spot on the station’s renowned Rebel Playlist by public vote.
The Travelin’ McCourys Release Reimagined “Loser” Today
The Travelin’ McCourys release their version of The Grateful Dead’s “Loser” today. The laid-back bluegrass re-invention of the classic Grateful Dead track – released in 1981 on Dead Set – finds the band imploring emotive musicianship and harmonies. The Travelin’ McCourys’ “Loser,” heard live at select Grateful Ball dates, is released digitally today.
Fives – “Heart & Thunder”
FIVES was formed in Baltimore, MD, in 2008 by lead vocalist Marc Cashin and keyboardist Matthew White and went through several line-up changes before finally coming together with current members Nate Lanzino, Billy Totti, and Jake Tate in 2015. The band’s sound is a combination of acoustic based rock and indie pop.
Euphoric and effervescent, Cheat Codes have it figured out. Perfectly blending pop and electronic music, the LA based three piece, who attract 18 million Spotify listeners a month, seem to know something that we don’t know – they’ve figured out the secret to life, or at least a way to jump right to the good part.
Comprised of Trevor Dahl, Matthew Russell and Kevin Ford, the group have seen a meteoric rise since they first formed in LA two years ago. “Matt and I met like 5 years ago, and we lived together a few different times since then,” Trevor explains. “We never really made music together seriously. But when I moved to LA, Matt and Kevin started to write and we worked on a song together, and that’s when it all happened.”
The band arrive with their new song, “Queen Elizabeth” on PopCrush. A reggae tinged jam, the group wanted to transport listeners to their own paradise. “With Queen Elizabeth; we wanted to take you on a journey… lyrically and musically,” notes Matt. “We want the listener to travel with us to their favorite spot by the ocean and chilling with your own queen..”
As Disciples continue to thrive with their single ‘Daylight’, the trio are ready to reveal an exciting addition to the remixes – this time from Belgian newcomer Siege. Due for release on 4th November via FFRR, Siege’s Beatport Exclusive remix of ‘Daylight’ adds to a string of his previous reworks for the likes of Elderbrook and Rudimental.
Siege’s rendition is layered with club beats and mesmeric synth hooks. The vocal hook of the original track is fused with a dark bassline, adding an infectious underground twist. After recently storming Beatport charts with his track ‘Crunk’, it’s certain that Siege’s ‘Daylight’ remix will fuel the prominent success of the original release further.
MATTHEW KOMA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “KISSES BACK”
Hit-making songwriter and electronic artist Matthew Koma returns with a brand new single “Kisses Back” available today everywhere from his forthcoming debut album on RCA Records.
Beloved Oregon-based group Pink Martini’s rendition of the acclaimed track “Pata Pata” premieres at PopMatters, who proclaim, “It’s a rollicking and infectious number sure to create a party atmosphere.
New Janet Devlin Holiday EP ‘Little Lights’
Irish singer-songwriter Janet Devlin is bringing the holiday magic once again this year with her new EP Little Lights available today, November 4, 2016 via OK!Good Records.
Unlike last year’s December Daze EP which brought upbeat holiday cheer, Little Lights perfectly encapsulates the sentimental, childlike wonder that the holiday season brings. Little Lights consists of six tracks, ranging from moving emotional ballads such as “Wake Up It’s Christmas” to covers of classics “White Christmas” and “Merry Christmas Everybody” by Slade–
all sure to become timeless holiday songs.
Youceff’s 808’s vibed “A Way Out” for Skope
Youceff Kabal, formerly known as YUS, shares “A Way Out” via SoundCloud, the single will ultimately available everywhere on November 11 via Manneken Records. The Brussel’s born 26-yr old renaissance man acts as singer, songwriter, musician, and producer on “A Way Out” and flexes his Economics degree from ASU as label owner of Manneken Records. Upon moving to the US, Youceff and his brother began making mix CDs for the bus ride to and from school. Those CDs laid the foundation of influence as they were heavily hip hop… including a ton of Kanye West. Fast forward to the 2006 World Cup… an Adidas commercial featuring rjd2 and simultaneously being introduced to Fruity Loops by his neighbor, Youceff began his journey into the world of creating music as YUS, now Youceff Kabal!
Watch Lukas Graham’s New Video For “You’re Not There”
Lukas Graham have shared the emotional video for their new single “You’re Not There,” continuing what’s already been a ground-breaking year for the Danish quartet. The song was written by singer Lukas Forchhammer as he was grappling with his father’s death, and the video, which premiered this morning via MTV’s Snapchat Discover channel, brings the track’s personal lyrics to life. The music video will also premiere in primetime tonight on MTV. The band will perform “You’re Not There” on Late Night with Seth Meyers next Wednesday, November 9, before embarking on their North American headline tour on November 10.
Grouplove Release “Welcome To Your Life” Remix EP
Grouplove today shared an EP of remixes of “Welcome To Your Life”, the lead single off the critically acclaimed third album Big Mess. Featuring contributions from Gigamesh, Taylor Wise, Sweekuh, and Lucas Nord, the EP is available now via the band’s Soundcloud and digital services.
STEVIE WONDER delivers the much-anticipated duet “Faith” [feat. ARIANA GRANDE] at all digital retailers today via Republic Records. Get the new song from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ event film SING HERE. Also announced today, the official motion picture soundtrack for SING will be available for pre order November 18 to arrive at all digital and physical retailers on December 9. SING arrives in theaters everywhere December 21.
KELLY CLARKSON RELEASES “IT’S QUIET UPTOWN” FROM “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE”
Atlantic Records has announced the highly-anticipated release of “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE,” an unprecedented musical companion to the landmark Broadway musical by Tony, GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The release is preceded by two instant grat downloads today – including multi-GRAMMY winning superstar Kelly Clarkson’s stunning rendition of “It’s Quiet Uptown.” Executive produced by The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” sees songs from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical covered and remixed by a remarkable cast of contemporary artists. “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” also includes three previously unreleased HAMILTON demos. The album arrives in stores, digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, December 2nd.
THE CHAINSMOKERS – ‘COLLAGE’ EP BUNDLE
Three-time triple-platinum artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers’ new ‘Collage EP’ bundle is officially available now via the above platforms. ‘Collage’ includes current single “Closer” ft. Halsey, which is the longest leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 of the year, plus a brand new track, “Setting Fires” ft. XYLØ. The bundle also features the duo’s hit song “Don’t Let Me Down” ft Daya, and previously released tracks “Inside Out” ft. Charlee and “All We Know” ft. Phoebe Ryan. Additionally, an exclusive ‘Collage’ white vinyl will be released via Urban Outfitters on Nov 25. Preorder the vinyl HERE.
Closing out an incredible 2016, The Chainsmokers were recently announced to perform “Closer” with Halsey at The American Music Awards. The duo received four nominations in the ‘New Artist of the Year,’ ‘Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock,’ ‘Favorite Artist – EDM’ and ‘Collaboration of the Year’ categories. The AMA’s will air Sunday, November 20 at 8|7c on ABC, LIVE from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles – fans can vote via AMAvote.com.
Ariana and the Rose – New Single ‘Supercool’
Ariana and the Rose is back with the incredible alt-pop track ?Supercool?, the mesmerizing new single that takes her ethereal electro-pop to a galactic level.
Filled with deep synths and an infectious hook, ?Supercool?, produced by Tom Fuller (Patrick Wolf, The Hics) tells the story of a seemingly confident and self-assured night cat, whose party girl life-style may not be all that glitters. ?I’m so excited to be sharing “Supercool” with everyone. I love painting pictures of people and this girl’s story is filled with the perfect combination of glamour and darkness all happening on a dance floor. Hope everyone enjoys stepping into her world as much as I have!” says Ariana And The Rose.
New Jersey’s Youth in Revolt have fans wildly excited for a return with new music and a new lineup as they gear up for the release of their debut album, The Broken, out January 20, 2017 with Outerloop Records. Today, the band is thrilled to partner with Alternative Press to call on fans to join them in a powerful movement to come together and incite change ahead of this chaotic election season with their music video for the album’s title track, “The Broken” which can be viewed here. “The Broken” is a song that not only highlights the album’s overall theme of solidarity, positivity, and revolutionary spirit, but also sends a message that the band feels it is important for all to hear before we vote on Tuesday.