Horan will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” next Tuesday, December 13. “This Town,”which markshissolo debut, reached #1 in 60 countries in the first 24 hours of its release and became the #1 trending topic worldwide on Twitter. It also topped the Shazam chart in numerous markets. Combined streams of “This Town” have now surpassed 130 million worldwide.
AT THE DRIVE IN: NEW SONG “Governed By Contagions”
At The Drive In has made good on its promise to release new music before the close of 2016.
“Governed By Contagions,” from the band’s forthcoming full length album produced by ORL and Rich Costey, is the first new song written and recorded by At The Drive In since the 2000 release of its landmark third album Relationship Of Command. It is now available as a free download at atthedriveinmusic.com and streaming at YouTube. Critics are already rushing to herald the band’s bombastic new single as:
“What better way to soundtrack the fraying of nerves in America…picks right up where 2000’s Relationship of Command left off, with a nervous and noisy shot of heavy post-hardcore.”—NPR
Lucidalabrador Shares “Zelia” Video Via Atwood Magazine
Lucidalabrador debuts the video for their single “Zelia” via Atwood Magazine.
Lucidalabrador is the musical moniker of Pedro Caetano Leite, a new emerging act from the vibrant scene of South-East London, who crafted a sound that pays homage to early 2000’s synthpop-rock.
A recent Goldsmiths University graduate (Blur, James Blake); the Brazilian born composer united forces with a multi-cultured live band that originates from Germany, Italy and Czech Republic. The band now looks forward to releasing their new EP: ‘Today Is A Good Day For Friendship’ for which they drew influences from classic songwriters such as Grandaddy, Sparklehorse, Jeff Buckley, Tom Waits as well as modern acts such as Father John Misty and Kurt Vile.
Arsenic Unbirthday “Another Sin To Hide” Official Video Out Today
We are proud to announce that Arsenic Unbirthday’s official video for the song “Another Sin To Hide”, taken from “Ravens and Writing Desks” E.P. (2015, EPICTRONIC), is out today via Vevo / RADIAL!
Shane 54 signs to Nettwerk Records
Shane’s new single has had some great support already, notably from DJs like Armin van Buuren. We would love it if you would consider posting about the signing and the new single which features a host of great remixes.
On December 9th Uncle Frank- the funky, technicolored, UK group invoking the spirit of Barry White, James Brown, Hall and Oates and Nile Rodgers and many more will release striking new versions of 2015’s ‘MAXIMUM RESPECT’ with a brand new Remixes EP!
Along with being available on the usual platforms from iTunes to Amazon, the group will also be releasing limited edition vinyl EPs available exclusively on their website from the likes of Arlen Figgis, Switchblade, Radio Riddler and more.
THE SUPERCATS AND THE BADGER ARE BACK WITH THEIR ‘TIME MACHINE’
“Time Machine”, the new single of the rock-funk band Supercats and the Badger, which has released internationally the album Time Machine for Areasonica Records during the last summer.
What happens if you pair up a dance music producer, instrumentalist and record collector?
These three friends from Gothenburg have a long history in delivering music to clubs and dance floors around the globe in various formations – it is now they finally allow us to take a look at what happens within the OK! cosmos. On the A-side you are met with a sound that plays both with the joy of epic Bo Hansson-esque organs packaged smartly alongside a contemporary club groove. The AA-side is where they slow it down a little with fine beach breaks taking us on a jammy Balearic excursion.
After years of inspiring rock music’s greatest love songs, legendary muse Pegi Young heads out on her own with songs of love, loss and forgiveness. With her new collection, Raw, Pegi is ready to share her journey with listeners. The collection will be available February 17th via Baltimore Thrush Records and today is available for pre order. In advance of the album’s release, the second single, an impassioned cover of Ray Charles’ “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind” premiered yesterday with NPR Music.
Jodie Abacus Releases Brand New Single ‘Keep Your Head Down’
South London-born songwriter, vocalist and “future soul” pioneer Jodie Abacus today releases brand new single, ‘Keep Your Head Down’ for release on Household Records this February 10th.
Premiered as the latest Inbox Fresh on BBC 1xtra, ‘Keep Your Head Down’ is a soul-laden slice of funk eccentricity recalling Gnarls Barkley and vintage Parliament Funkadelic. With production handled by indie darling SOHN, the singles’ lyrics centre around the refugee crisis, hiding a much darker tone underneath the innately catchy, head-bobbing rhythm section.
New Jersey-based songwriter/producer trio A R I Z O N A is back today with their newest single “Oceans Away” from their forthcoming debut project due in 2017.
“Oceans Away” is featured prominently today on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. The new group boasts an impressive 3.8 million monthly listeners and incredible playlist placement throughout the streaming service.
KREWELLA RELEASES NEW TRACK “TEAM” TODAY
Chicago-bred duo Krewella (sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf) have released a brand new track “Team” today. The girls have also unleashed a new visual for the song – watch HERE. “Team” is available now via the above DSPs.
“This song is going to mean different things to everyone who hears it, but we wrote it from the perspective of not needing validation from anyone but your own self to feel good – not wasting time on people who will disrespect you over & over again – and just in general, shedding the negativity in your life. This song is not ‘no new friends’ it is ‘only real ones.'” – Yasmine
Ingrid Witt drops brand new video
Directed by the up and coming Swedish director Robin Günther, the video is a mini-movie where the lead character questions and challenges expectations of traditional roles placed on women.
Ingrid performs a variety of individual roles on stage, and Robin captures the emotion behind each one of them as well as their struggle, pressure and suffering.
Theatrical, moving and slightly cuckoo visually, the single “Babies Gonna Cry” is out everywhere now.
Los Angeles-based band Dear Boy have revealed their new holiday single “Cold Spell.” The single premiered at Ones To Watch who said, “Set against a backdrop of gently crescendoing acoustics, ‘Cold Spell’ thoughtfully exposes pain of being apart from your lover during any season. Lead singer Ben Grey sings of the paradoxical ‘warmth of the winter,’ as images of sunshine and comfort are associated with the union of two lovers regardless of season.” “Cold Spell” is streaming and available to share at Soundcloud.
Secondcity Releases acclaimed EP ‘Coming Home’ via ABODE Records
Having recently wrapped up a North American Tour, UK born and Chicago raised Secondcity now releases his aptly titled EP ‘Coming Home’, out now via ABODE Records. With just two tracks, the EP is a short and sweet taste of the artist’s hybrid style, this time leaning more heavily into the disco-inspired roots of house music.
The busy, bustling beat that drives “Work Out” puts listeners right in the middle of their favourite dancefloor, while ultra-groovy “Getting Down” weaves in a Latin flavoured melody that complements and builds off the first track.
The Regrettes announce debut album “Feel Your Feelings, Fool” + Holiday song!
Perfectly imperfect – that’s one way to describe LA based punk act, The Regrettes. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O – with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly – the LA based four piece create infectious, punk driven tracks.
Today, the band announce their debut record, “Feel Your Feelings Fool!”, available January 13, 2017 via Warner Bros. Records. Alongside the announcement, the band share a special cover of classic, “Marshmallow World,” just in time for the holidays and will be available on 7 inch vinyl as part of Record Store Day.
A new remix of acclaimed L.A. foursome Warpaint’s hit “New Song” from Soulwax premieres today, listen here. Taken from their much-lauded new album Heads Up, “New Song” has topped charts nationwide since its release.
French fast & dirty rockers Iron Bastards stream new album ‘Fast & Dangerous’
After a few weeks spent unveilling some various excerpts from this effort, French Fast & Dirty Rock’n’roll power trio Iron Bastards just released their new filthy album called ‘Fast & Dangerous’ for physical / digital formats through the German record label FDA Rekotz (The End).
In addition to the official release-news, the album is also available right now for entire streaming on Bandcamp or Score A/V Magazine.
2016 CMA Pinnacle Award winner Kenny Chesney and CMA are combining resources to aid families devastated by recent wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The wildfires were responsible for 14 deaths and more than 2,400 homes and business that were damaged or destroyed.
A native of East Tennessee, Chesney has been a vocal and ardent supporter of the ongoing relief effort.
“Growing up in East Tennessee, the only thing greater than the beauty of the region is the heart of the people who live there,” said Chesney, a four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year. “It is devastating to think of what’s been lost in terms of the fire, but overwhelming for the families facing rebuilding their lives – in many cases – from scratch. I’m appreciative that CMA shares my hope that these families can feel our love at a time of such tragedy.”
Acclaimed U.K. band Bear’s Den debuts their new wintery track “Berlin,” which was recorded last month with the bands longtime producer Ian Grimble. Of the song, singer-songwriter Andrew Davie says, “We’re so excited to be sharing ‘Berlin’ with the world. It’s a song we started writing a year ago and finished writing over the last few days of our last tour. Feels like a small way for us to say thank you to all the people who’ve supported us all over the world over the last year and made it such an incredible year for us as a band.”
Nashville band COIN recently announced their first tour dates of 2017. The shows kick off on February 9th in Knoxville, TN and wraps up on February 22nd in Buffalo, NY. The band is also slated to perform at Hangout Fest, Forecastle and many more festivals in the new year.
Trentemøller: New single and video ‘Complicated’
Released today, ‘Complicated’, Trentemøller’s third single from the hugely well received album ‘Fixion’, and one of the two album tracks featuring Jehnny Beth from Savages, is a further adventure into Anders Trentemøller’s passion for coldwave influenced, synth-driven pop music – both elegant and darkly romantic in nature.
Multiplatinum Dallas, TX artist Post Malone releases his anxiously awaited full-length debut album, Stoney [Republic Records], in stores and at all digital retailers today.
CHICAGO ELECTROPOP DUO CHRISSY & HAWLEY PREMIERE FUN, FOODCENTRIC VIDEO FOR “LOVE AGAIN”
Chrissy is a genre-bending DJ/producer, known for releases on labels like Classic, Freerange, Planet Mu, and Hypercolour, his influential “My Year Of Mixtapes” blog, and his DJ residency at the legendary Chicago nightclub Smart Bar.
mansionz DROPS DEBUT SINGLE “STFU” FEATURING SPARK MASTER TAPE TODAY
mansionz, the brand new alter-ego brainchild of multi-platinum singer-songwriter/producer Mike Posner and cult-figure blackbear, release their debut single “STFU” featuring Spark Master Tape via Island Records to all digital platforms today.
“STFU” is the first new music from Mike Posner since the release of his critically acclaimed second album At Night, Alone. last May, featuring the global multi-platinum hit “I Took A Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix),” which recently surpassed 1 billion streams while blackbear’s latest EP Cashmere Noose recently debuted at #1 on the R&B iTunes album chart.
“Breakups may suck, but they can be songwriting gold. NYC-based band Loose Buttons prove just that with their single “Milk & Roses,” premiering exclusively with Billboard, from their upcoming EP Sundays, due in February.
The promising quartet met while playing for different local bands as teens, eventually coming together and releasing their debut EP, Damage Gallery,in 2014. Since then, Loose Buttons have honed in on a blend of new wave and pop that is all their own.
Philadelphia based alternative electronic pop duo MARIAN HILL — Jeremy Lloyd [production/songwriting] and Samantha Gongol [vocals/songwriting] — have teamed up with Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony on their new track “Back To Me” which is out today; #1 on iTunes Electronic Top Songs Chart, Top 20 Overall.
With the band safe at home after a three week trip which took in a lengthy run with VANT as well as a handful of small headline shows, PARTYBABY today release Versions. The new EP collects imaginative reworkings of their debut record The Golden Age of Bullshit’s songs as well as brand new track ‘Hey You (Loser)’. Alongside the original announcement, the band shared ‘Don’t Say It
International superstars ZAYN | Taylor Swift have released “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” the first single from Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker, it was announced today. The first release from the Fifty Shades Darker Official Soundtrack [Republic Records] comes as a duet from two of the biggest names in music. “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” was written specifically for the Fifty Shades Darker feature film by Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff & Sam Dew and produced by Jack Antonoff. The official soundtrack and the film arrive in theaters on February 10, 2017.
CHRIS McCLENNEY RELEASES NEW ORIGINAL SINGLE: “HEADLINES”
For the third installment of NYC-based artist Chris McClenney’s highly anticipated debut solo EP, ‘Portrait In Two’, McClenney has revealed the project’s second original single titled “Headlines.” Showcasing his skills as a producer, singer / songwriter, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist, “Headlines” is a R&B and soul fusion whose lyrical content listeners will find starkly relevant in our current social climate. Sonically, this one will find a welcome home among fans of artists like Kaytranada and Jesse Boykins III.
New Video! Clyde Carson “Lets Get It”
Clyde Carson does not wait for opportunity; he creates it. The rapper-cum-entrepreneur is best known as the front man of The Team, a locally-successful rap group that lit up switchboards with their major radio hit in 2004 “It’s Gettin’ Hot.” Musical talent aside, he is also the mastermind of the nation’s fastest-growing energy drink, Hyphy Juice, and Partner of Moe Doe Records.
Success at such a young age fared no small coincidence, as Carson set out to prove early on in his career that he was not content with being just an artist.
STAR.ONE ‘King of Kings’
Production mavericks and DJ duo, brothers Star.One, release ‘King of Kings’ on December 9th, taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Blocks’.
Star.One have built a strong reputation in UK underground music, with their soundsystem influenced fusion of UK Garage, Grime and Jungle, refusing to stick to one genre. The ‘Blocks EP’ embodies this, three tracks, one UK Garage, one Grime and one Jungle, out January 2017. The first track to drop from the EP ‘Promoter’ touched on their UKG influences, and now ‘King of Kings’ represents their jungle sound.
KIKA makes her debut on Aftercluv with “Aguacero”
When she’s not touring around the world, Venezuelan DJ and producer KIKA is hard at work in the studio, honing her unique blend of indie-electro and tribal house. Coming off an extensive Latin American tour, the young star at last makes her debut on Aftercluv with an unforttable original: “Aguacero.” Featuring tribal percussion and KIKA’s own Spanglish rap, the track is an irresisteble creation that seems perfectly designed for late nights in the Terrace Room at Miami’s legendary Club Space.
DJ FRESH VS. DIPLO FEAT. R. CITY, SELAH SUE & CRAIG DAVID “BANG BANG” AVAILABLE NOW
After selling over 3 million singles and scoring 7 top 10 records worldwide in just 5 years, UK bass music legend DJ Fresh has released his new single “Bang Bang” today – listen HERE.
Hand Habits shares a new track via Aquarium Drunkard
“Meg Duffy, aka Hand Habits, is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Upstate New York. She has been putting her time in on the road and in the studio over the past two years with pacific northwest band Mega Bog, and the Kevin Morby Band, making an impression on everyone she comes across with her natural charisma and uncharted talent as a multi-instrumentalist. But let Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) be her open invitation to the world to step inside and take a much deeper look into who Duffy actually is.
Our Darkest Days Release “Ceaseless” Music Video
Our Darkest Days have released a music video for their song “Ceaseless,” taken from their latest album A Common Agony, available now on CD/Digital through Bird Attack Records.
The video takes you along for the ride on the often overnight drives from city to city while touring. Hop in the van and check out the “Ceaseless” video here.
Rex Osterkamp, native of Orange, CA, began writing music under the name REXX in 2012 with the release of his first album “My New Punk Rock Life” on Burger Records. After the split of his previous band, M.H.V. Rex continued to release music until he had three records under his belt over the span of two years. The records consisted of catchy power-pop songwriting with programmed drum machines, punchy guitar, bass, and synthesizer all performed by Osterkamp himself.
THE DREAM RELEASES EP “LOVE YOU TO DEATH”
The Dream is known as one of the industries certified “star-makers.” He has worked with music’s biggest stars including JAY Z, Mariah Carey, Usher, Mary J. Blige and Justin Beiber. He has written #1 culture shifting smashes such as “Umbrella” (Rihanna) and “Single Ladies (Beyoncé), has released five studio albums; selling over 2 million copies, and has won 4 Grammy Awards. The Dream is now releasing “Love You To Death,’ through his new partnership with Roc Nation.
K.I.D RELEASES NEW TRACK “TAKER”
Alternative duo K.I.D has released new music today with “Taker.” The garage pop inspired track, laced with Bobby’s sharp lyrics, finds frontwoman Kara hissing a rebuttal of “taker taker taker” to a cruel lover who takes and takes but has yet to give.
FLAWES ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW VAULTS SINGLE REMIX OF ‘CONSOLATION’
London via Yorkshire trio FLAWES are set to unveil the brand new remix of their single ‘Consolation’ – released today. The track has been re-worked by Vaults – another of the UK’s most exciting newcomers of late, and the band behind the Randy Crawford cover for this year’s much talked about John Lewis Christmas advert.
Vaults have stamped their mark on ‘Consolation’ resulting in a sparse, ethereal take on FLAWES’ stunning original track. It shines throughout with delicate subs, flickering synths – all centered around FLAWES’ lead singer Josh Carruther’s full bodied vocal lines.
LISTEN TO M CITY JR’S NEW TRACK “DIDDY’D THAT”
Detroit-based rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur, M City JR, has unveiled his latest explosive track, “Diddy’d That.” The song premiered yesterday exclusively via All Hip Hop. The track follows M City JR’s previous release, “Bitch Bye!”.
On his fifth studio album, Escape, Nashville-based singer-songwriter-producer Kyle Andrews plunges headfirst into his long-standing love affair with pop music and electronic experimentation, coming out the other side with one his most inspired works to date. Fueled by burst of inspiration and a summer fling with 80s nostalgia, Andrews’ latest Escape is packed with epic beats, warm analog synths and earworm hooks adding up to his most focused record yet.
With holiday indulgence in full gear, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2016’s Most Sinful Cities.
To determine the darkest places in America, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on seven key vices: Anger & Hatred, Jealousy, Excesses & Vices, Avarice, Lust, Vanity and Laziness.
Dashboard Confessional Gives Away Unreleased New Song
Multi-platinum selling indie rock band DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL will be returning to their grassroots for an intimate club tour in the New Year. They’ll be hitting the road for twenty-five dates kicking off in Boston at Paradise Rock Club on January 17, 2017 and spanning cross-country to the golden state of California then circling back to Charlotte to conclude at The Underground. More dates are being added to meet the monumental demand, but the shows continue to sell out as fast as they can add them. In tow will be Vinyl Theater.
The Micronaut Shares New Album
Today, December 9th, 2016, The Micronaut shares his third studio album Forms. Released on Acker Records, one of Germany’s leading independent electronic labels, Forms is a mix of electronica, IDM and pop, a fluttering, heady explosion of colorful sounds with a melancholic edge of plaintive clarity.
The Micronaut is a German multi-instrumentalist and producer Stefan Streck. With his broken bass rhythms and catchy melodies, The Micronaut is a one-man orchestra. Tracks narrate with no need for speech, resembling a collage of electronica, samples, and live guitar. Riffs evolve and are passed to synthesizer keys, note by note. A peculiar dynamic arises – a merging.
SOLOMON GREY RELEASE NEW “BROKEN LIGHT” MUSIC VIDEO AND REMIXES
The band say of the track, “‘Broken Light’ is one of our more recent tunes and was written after both of us had just become fathers for the first time. I don’t think we were aware of it at the time but on reflection it seems to be a real piece of that experience and the whole new aspect of life it offers up. We had also been doing a bit of film scoring by then and it definitely affected the way we wrote – using the synths more as sound design as the rhythmic engine or skeleton of the track and building a song and arrangement within that.”
Five-piece nu metal grunge band Versus is gearing up for the release of their forthcoming debut full-length, The Cardinal in early 2017 which will be released via Revival Recordings. To celebrate this announcement and signing, the band has released “No Safety” (watch the official music video via Alternative Press HERE), a song that talks about not feeling comfortable enough to open up about where you are mentally. The band creatively uses their platform to spread a message of hope for individuals battling mental illness after first-hand losing someone significant to them. The band continues, “Whether that be with your partner or best friend, people dealing with depression and anxiety are good about keeping it all in. What’s what gets you there in the first place.” Shawn Milke of Revival Recordings had this to say about their latest signing:
“Revival Recordings is proud to announce the signing of Versus. The band embodies everything that we love; passionate songs, energetic live show, and lyrics with a purpose, with a message. It is time to join the movement.”
The 2017 UK, European and Canadian legs of the Guns N’ Roses already hugely successful ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour went on sale on December 9th and has already sold more than a million tickets in 24 hours! Tickets for the 2017 US dates go on sale tomorrow, December 10th via Ticketmaster.