URBAN CONE: NEW SINGLE “OLD SCHOOL” COMING FRIDAY, JANUARY 27TH
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For the third year running, AVA (Audio Visual Arts) Festival and Conference is set to return to its Belfast home at T13, this time across two days on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2017. For it’s first full weekend outing, AVA pulls out all the stops with a packed agenda of conferences, talks, music and arts from a wealth of global and local artists. You’ll find a rare Jeff Mills and Guillaume Marmin collaboration, Marcel Dettmann, Bicep, Fatima Yamaha Live, Rebekah Hybrid set, TinFoil Live and a host of local legends ready to descend across the vast Belfast warehouse space. On top of this, there’s the return of the almighty Boiler Room, plus AVA’s all-important conference on the Friday will educate on all areas of the music industry and technology. With weekend tickets starting from £50 and flights to Belfast for around the £20 mark, there’s no excuse not to be a part of AVA 2017.
A UK and Ireland debut, Jeff Mills will be collaborating with French lighting designer Guillaume Marmin to create ‘Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind’, a full sensory experience recreating the sensation of entering and existing in another reality, for what is set to be a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Bicep return to their home ground, after a solid run of live performances and studio time on their rumoured upcoming album, expect new material and some insight into their 2017 output, plus techno hero Marcel Dettmann heads to Belfast’s Titanic T13 warehouse, the ideal dystopian setting for his intense sound. Respected selectors Ben UFO, Job Jobse and Midland all join, journeying from disco classics to bass-tinged techno, and dark, steely tones from Birmingham’s own Rebekah, who will perform a hybrid set as part of her ‘Fear Paralysis’ album tour. One of many live performances comes from man of the moment Fatima Yamaha, whose 2016 album was one of last year’s most celebrated releases, exploring the emotive side of house.
The Show Ponies – ‘How It All Goes Down’
Beloved, energetic and soulful five-piece Americana, alt-country/folk band the Show Ponies released their new studio LP, How It All Goes Down, last Friday, January 20th. Produced by Andy Freeman (Eisley/Manchester Orchestra, Rocketboys), the album follows the band’s 2014 EP Run For Your Life and 2013 LP We’re Not Lost, which to date have garnered over 14 million plays on Spotify.
The Kin will release MODERN PRIMITIVE this Friday worldwide. This final album completes over a decade of recording and touring internationally for the NYC trio and is the result of massive support from their beloved fans. The twelve song album was made possible by the generous contributions and encouragement of the thousands of listeners around the world and many of these songs were even co-written by fans and fellow artists alike. Half of the album was co-written by fans and friends as a way of including the larger voice storytelling around them.
Modern Primitive takes the listener through some of the major trials faced by the band as they toured the world and struggled to have their voice heard in the major label system they found themselves in. After two years of work with producer Jon Castelli and with the generosity of their fans, the band is proud to call this last album their greatest work as a trio.
PERSPIRE debut out today!
Perspire’s debut album Hussy is a sweeping exercise in analog synthesizer composition and sample experimentation. Pulling from influences that include DJ Shadow, Tangerine Dream, John Carpenter, and a heavy dose of hair metal, Hussy is futuristic beats and carpenter synths colliding with the glammed-up 80’s Sunset Strip.
Once and Future Band stream blistering Castle Face Records debut album via Stereogum
Once and Future Band: this incredibly accomplished cabal of total prog wizards has circled the earth, but then, these are the accomplished gentlemen of many former pursuits (the formidable Drunk Horse among them) and all of them comets themselves. It’s telling that this is the album Castle Face Records is releasing after Thee Oh Sees’ recent psych-pop explorations of ‘An Odd Entrances’, showing the label will continue to reach deep into the ether. If you need further proof of that, dive head first into the full album stream beginning today at Stereogum, or listen to it via Soundcloud.
Last week, The Big Takeover premiered the full stream of Dan Webb’s newest LP, Oedipus The King, praising the “…fascinating and solid songs like the acerbic “Let Them Eat Cake” or the Beatles -esqe pop of ‘Look What’s Become Of You’.”
Master P Says Paloma Ford Career Has “No Limits”
Paloma Ford is shining with her new video for “That Sh*t Ain’t Cool.” The very personal video depicts Ford going through a very public and emotional breakup with Lakers guard Nick Young.
“‘That Sh*t Ain’t Cool’ is my favorite song on the project because I think every woman can relate at one or another in a relationship.” Ford talks about the song and video.
Miss Ohio premieres “Magnet” on MAGNET
Last week, MAGNET premiered Miss Ohio’s aptly titled “Magnet”, calling it “a sweet and luminescent tune worthy of dark, snowy days.”
“Stuck in the Middle”By Singer/songwriter SIDIZEN KING
The song takes the perspective of a guy who believes the girl he’s seeing wants commitment that he isn’t ready for. As the song progresses, he sheds his “player” persona and realizes that he actually does want exclusivity. The last verse finds him confessing his feelings to her–fully expecting her to reciprocate–when to his surprise, she’s the one who isn’t ready to commit.
The song is meant to be fun on a superficial level but a careful review reveals a more serious sentiment (marked by points in the song where the production and vocal delivery change to denote more sober, introspective thought). Specifically, it is a commentary on the non-committal nature of courtship in the “millennial” era and attempts to examine the feelings that come with being on either side of a relationship where one person wants more than the other.
“Avant-garde pop for everybody, filled with romantically gloomy soul voyages” is the best way to shorthand the windswept ache of Brandon Krebs’ widescreen rock. “Making records for me is a therapeutic process almost,” Seattle songwriter/musician/producer Brandon Krebs explains. “It’s my favorite thing in the world.”
Krebs has decided to go with creating under his own name for new album Refuge In Exile, due out in mid-March. A deliberate change up from the heavy guitar-rock of his last release Tethered to A Piece of Falling Sky (recorded under previous moniker Stranded Sullivan), Refuge In Exile’s instantly breathtaking sweep and rhythmically undulating hooks challenge its title’s reveal of how it was made intimately and mindfully in an uncertain two-year period of the artist’s life.
While Brantley Gilbert never thought the next chapter of his life – albeit a wild life straightened out – was anything more than the continuation of the story he’s been sharing with his rabid fanbase, The BG Nation, the back-to-back platinum underdog has found a resounding response to emerging from a wild life to a happy ending on The Devil Don’t Sleep. And that story has seen landed the man The New York Times has praised for “his active intelligence about melody and texture” on the front page of The Tennessean and inside Nashville’s indie weekly The Scene.
“All I know is to write my life, and the lives of people around me,” Gilbert says of The Devil Don’t Sleep with his trademark humility. “Obviously a lot has happened to me in the last several years. For me, there’s a good ending, and a lot more songs to write. The devil doesn’t sleep, you have to be vigilant – and you also have to live your life.”
‘VISIONS’ The new EP from COFRESI
COFRESI’s Visions EP is a collection of songs that he began producing while touring in the summer of 2016. Visions displays a collection of ideas and vibes that resonate COFRESI’s unique take on future bass and modern digital production. Most of the songs were performed live with a hybrid set-up. COFRESI aimed to not only make these songs interesting for listeners but also to make them an enrapturing experience when witnessed live. Incorporating both inorganic and humanistic elements amidst digital sounds, COFRESI has an EP in Visions that vibrates in the best ways, feeling alive and authentic.
Muse, Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, Bassnectar and Pretty Lights will headline the 2017 Bunbury Music Festival, announced today by PromoWest Productions. Celebrating its sixth year in 2017, the three-day music festival will return to downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove June 2-4, transforming the banks of the Ohio River into a vibrant festival experience.
In addition to the above mentioned headliners, the 2017 festival will feature a jam-packed, eclectic lineup of national, regional and local acts including: The 1975, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, AFI, Jon Bellion, D.R.A.M., Flogging Molly, MUTEMATH, Tech N9ne, Watsky, Mike Stud, Moon Taxi, Reverend Horton Heat, NF, Hayley Kiyoko, Kevin Garrett, Protoje, Eden, Cobi, Arkells, Civil Twilight, CVBZ, San Fermin, July Talk, VHS Collection, Dreamers, Frenship, Charlie Hirsch, White Reaper, CAAMP, Time Cat, The Upset Victory, Liberty Deep Down, Flying Underground, Current Events, and more.
“We are very excited to host the festival again this year,” says PromoWest Productions’ Scott Stienecker, festival owner. “The festival’s growth has solidified its status as one of the premier boutique music festivals in the country with stellar lineups and continued critical acclaim. The Bunbury experience continues to be top notch, and this is the best lineup yet!”
With the beginning of the new year, The Space at the Westbury Theater is getting ready to bring the sounds of some of Long Island and greater NY’s hottest musical acts, tributes to great bands as well as the best decades in popular music, and national headliners to their Main Stage and the All Music Inc. Lounge at 250 Post Ave, Westbury NY!
The Space is the latest, and perhaps most spectacular example of visionary real estate developers who reinvent abandoned buildings; this time the almost century old Westbury Theater, and give them a new lease on life. The venue has been blessed with amazing partners like concert promoters The Bowery Presents – who work hard at bringing the freshest and most inventive talent into the room – and with strong support and love from the local community.
MCA Nashville’s Multi-Platinum-selling breakout star Sam Hunt reveals his four-month 15 In A 30 Tour kicking off June 1 at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. With special guests Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese, the tour hits over 30 markets including Toronto, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Nashville. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 3.
On March 31, Richard Edwards will release his debut album Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset on Joyful Noise Recordings. The album was produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Cass McCombs, Beck) in Los Angeles, and features a stellar lineup of musicians including Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello) on drums and guitar work from Mike Bloom (Jenny Lewis).
Today, Edwards has shared “Disappeared Planets,” the first song to be released from the album. Stream the track via Soundcloud.
Francis Inferno Orchestra stream ‘Oasis (Erotikk Mix)’
It’s been a year since Francis Inferno Orchestra’s last hit for Superconscious Records ‘Harmony’ shredded it’s way into record bags across the globe. Now, twelve months on, he returns with his latest offering; ‘Oasis and A Time’. The A-side consists of two versions of the lead track ‘Oasis’. The ‘Celestial Body Mix’ which is a dreamy uptempo dance escape, and the ‘Erotikk Mix’ which gives a nod to early Italian DFC records and the sounds of Deep Forest. On the flip, ‘Mating Rituals of the Eastern Suburbs’ is a devoted chant to the humble inhabitants of the Burwood suburb of Melbourne.
Diet Cig’s “Tummy Ache”
Diet Cig are happy to announce the forthcoming release of their hugely anticipated debut album. Entitled Swear I’m Good At This the album will be released on April 7th via Frenchkiss Records. Today the band share the first single off the album – the highly infectious “Tummy Ache.”
Rina Mushonga releases wonky afropop anthem ‘Ata|antA
‘Ata|antA’ is the brand new single from Dutch-Zimbabwean singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rina Mushonga, forthcoming on [PIAS] recordings. The single is inspired by the Greek mythological figure ‘Atalanta’ in Ovid’s Metamorphosis, famed for her prowess as a huntress, runner and all round embodiment of female strength. This compelling new single stands as a symbol for self-empowerment, transformation and independence.
Boston-born and Nashville-based performer Chris “Oz” Ferrara is set to release his new single, “No Mercy,” to radio and on digital sales portals this spring. The country radio impact date is March 20, 2017, and Oz plans to hit the road on a radio promo tour beginning in February to promote the song. “No Mercy” will be available from MB15Management in conjunction with Rock Ridge Music and NineNorth Records on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and other digital outlets on March 17, 2017.
Oz, whose nickname comes from the multi-talented character in the movie “American Pie,” is what some close to him have called a modern-day Elvis: while those are massive shoes to fill, it’s not a comparison of talent, but a warm acknowledgment in that he’s a singer, songwriter, entertainer, musician, dancer, frontman, actor, and well-mannered gentleman. He draws his influences from country, gospel, Motown, soul, and rock. “No Mercy,” which comes from his forthcoming debut EP, Something To Prove, is just one of the songs on the record that is a perfect blend of Oz’s most significant musical influences.
Ursina shares her latest video to the haunting ‘Question Untold’
Zurich-based folk/pop songstress Ursina is set to release her new single ‘Question Untold’ on the 13th January via Radicalis. This will be the second single taken from her debut album ‘You Have My Heart’ out later in the year.
Night Games drop silky single ‘Replicant’
On February 2nd, after two acclaimed nights in 2016, East London’s Night Games continue their series subverting the traditional perception of gig spaces by playing in one of London’s most iconic landmarks, the St. Pancras clock tower.
The huge Gothic tower was constructed between 1868 and 1873, and Night Games will be performing inside the 10 metre high tower room.
“It feels exciting” the duo inform. “Each venue presents a new set of challenges and a new experience to share with our audience.”
Swet Shop Boys share new music video for ‘Zayn Malik’
Swet Shop Boys have returned with visuals for ‘Zayn Malik’, a defiant celebration of multiculturalism in these divided times. Shot in London’s predominantly (South) Asian Southall and Whitechapel neighborhoods, the video contains hip-hop tropes, with tracksuited entourages surrounded by souped up cars while subverting the genre with drones that are more a commentary on surveillance than cheap aerial shots.
After selling out the first shows on their 2016 Obsessed Tour, Dan + Shay decided to keep the good times going by adding 24 more dates across the U.S. and Canada through spring of 2017. The “velvet-voiced duo” (Rolling Stone Country), have announced that they will also be bringing special guests Bailey Bryan (GRAMMY’s Artist of Tomorrow, Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need to Know” and The Bobby Bones Show’s “Class of 2017” artist) and Jackie Lee (named one of Bobby Bones’ “Class of 2017” and a CMT “17 for 2017 LISTEN UP” artist) along for the ride in 2017.
The newest single off of their 2016 release, Obsessed, is “How Not To,” a “pure slice of radio ear candy” (Taste of Country) for which the duo recently released a powerful new video. The track that laments a hard-to-forget relationship and is written by Adam Hambrick, Paul DiGiovanni and Kevin Bard, is at radio now and quickly climbing the charts.
Listen to S.W.I.M.’s new song “Stop & Remember”
S.W.I.M. (Someone Who Isn’t Me) debut 7inch is out February 1st via Inner Ear. A new music project by three women in Athens: Marilena Orfanou (synths, composer – Berlin Brides, DJ Loo) Maria Hatzakou (drums – film producer at Haos Film) Gina Dimakopoulou (guitar – Katrin the Thrill). They love analogue sounds and toy synths, chaotic guitars, fake strings, female vocals and off-beat rhythms.
S.W.I.M.’s first appearance was a live ciné concert at the 16th Festival du Film Francophone de Grèce in 2015, where they performed their original soundtrack for the silent 1929 film Astero.
TELL NO ONE NEW MUSIC VIDEO “OMAHA BEACH”
The music video has been produced by C&P studio, on a pierced beach with two bunkers, which decline the rhythm of waves and tides. Filmed with the biggest Atlantic wall’s imposant vestige, which was perfect for the track’s meaning to express a melancholic energy.
The death symbol is represented by the dancer dressed in black and the rope section that is visually based on the track with a cold atmosphere, chaotic and wild.
L.A. Witch signs to Suicide Squeeze Records
Today we’re excited to announce that L.A. Witch have signed to Suicide Squeeze Records & are sharing a new slice of their reverb-soaked punk sounds with new single “Brian.” The band will be headlining a full European tour February through March.
It’s easy to forget that just a few decades ago, the only viable means for penetrating the golden glamour of Los Angeles was via the dusty trail of Route 66. And just as the arteries of the interstate latched onto the thumping heart of California, so too came the amplified sounds of a new restless generation. There was acid on the streets and revolution in the air, but there were also Hell’s Angels in the alleys and Manson’s family on the desert periphery. It was an age of innocence, beauty, and opportunity, with an underbelly of lawlessness and depravity. And it had a soundtrack.
Madsonik Changes The EDM Game
Electronic dance producer/multi-instrumentalist, composer and conductor Brian Tyler is something like a musical superhero. He’s able to leap genres, formats, and charts in a single bound. By day, under his own name, Tyler becomes one of the most acclaimed composers for film, television, and videogames. By night, however, Tyler assumes the nom de bass Madsonik – transforming into one of the rising stars of today’s EDM scene, slaying massive festival crowds.
His epic, award-winning scores have appeared in soundtracks and trailers for numerous box-office blockbusters like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Furious 7, Iron Man 3 and the upcoming Furious 8: The Fate of the Furious as well as iconic games like Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty.
Night Argent Releases Live Encore Video Covering Elliphant’s “Revolusion”
Praised for their dynamic songwriting, pop-driven lyrics and multi-layered rock instrumentation, alternative pop/rock band Night Argent have been making waves since the debut of their self-titled EP in Spring 2016. Since then, the band has been busy in the studio gearing up for a follow-up EP release (to be announced soon), working diligently behind the scenes to the anticipation of fans everywhere. A band who credits the inspiration behind their sound to their energetic live performance, today Night Argent released a live video of the band performing their rendition of Swedish pop artist Elliphant’s infectious song “Revolusion,” from their hometown show at The Scarlet Room.
Marvel Comics continues to present this year’s breakout Marvel Super Hero – the Black Panther – through a monthly video series that continues to link the world of comics and hip-hop blending animated comics along with commentary from Black Panther writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates. Additionally, “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet – Part Nine” is launching the brand new track, “Born A Snake” by P.O.S off of Chill, dummy available on Doomtree Records.
Within Marvel Comics’ Black Panther, written by The Atlantic national correspondent and National Book Award winner, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Shuri, Black Panther’s sister is reborn anew! New powers, a new codename and a new target: the Midnight Angels. The newly independent Dora Milaje make their final accord with Tetu and The People…T’Challa takes an audience with the voice of dissent, Changamire. But will both men finally listen to reason?
On January 13, 2017, London trio The xx released their highly-anticipated third album I See You via Young Turks. The album’s widespread critical acclaim has been matched this week by global chart success, with I See You debuting at number 1 in seven countries including The U.K., Germany, Portugal, The Netherlands, Ireland, Australia and Belgium. I See You was also the best selling album in the U.S. and Canada last week and currently sits at number 2 in the Billboard consumption chart.
The track appears on her forthcoming album Natural Conclusion, which is set for release February 3 on her own Old Farm Pony Records. Of the album, The Guardian proclaims, “…her voice draws you in until you realize you are at the heart of the storm,” while The Bluegrass Situation notes, “The album is full of space, exquisitely stitched into each lyric and musical arrangement.” No Depression furthers, “Cousins and Henry have created an emotional landscape full of beauty and conquest. It is formidable.”
Hallmark’s Mahogany brand today announced the Jill Scott Collection, a new offering of greeting cards featuring design, editorial and sound inspired by and created with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott.
“The Mahogany brand is genuine, progressive and optimistic – values that are important to me and reflected in my music and poetry, and now, through my card collection,” said Jill Scott. “I was inspired by highlights within my own life – love, marriage, motherhood – in the writing behind these cards, and I am excited to be involved in a project that will give others another way to express their love to the people that matter most to them.”
Introducing Redspencer, recent inductees into Melbourne’s flourishing bedroom-pop scene. Yesterday on Noisey, watch the latest music video from Redspencer for the track “Ride It Out”. ‘Perks’ is out now on Deaf Ambitions.
In late 2013, rural-born brothers Dave and Aiden McMillian traded the sun-drenched plains of northern New South Wales for the rich cultural tapestry — and comparatively dreary weather — of Melbourne. 2015 sees the two siblings (alongside Andre Franco on bass, and Alex Buchanan on guitar) continue to draw influence from their provenance in Redspencer.
CLOVES unveils her music video for ‘Better Now’, a song that pulls no punches and doubles-up as the first song to be announced from her debut album out in 2017. The recent release of the track on Spotify saw it quickly amass over 1.7 million streams with a swarm of tastemaker blog coverage. The track was written over the course of a single day in London alongside her long-term writing collaborator Justin Parker (Banks, Bat For Lashes etc.). Fresh from returning home to Melbourne she created the song, which is about “feeling misunderstood and claustrophobic in a relationship.”
Fantasy soul singer QUIÑ has debuted her gorgeous new music video “MATH” today. The video, directed by Calmatic (The Internet, Anderson Paak, Lizzo) is a shimmering, sensual piece of visual that pairs perfectly with the track off her debut EP, GALACTICA (released in the fall last year). The video, which premiered via Noisey this morning can be viewed here.
SCOTTY ATL & DEVIN THE DUDE COMPLETE THIS TRIFECTA OF PERFECT ON “P.I.M.P. BY NATURE”
Saving the best for last, Houston rapper Kay Jay unleashes this final offering from his project, “Seize The Moment” which drops this Friday. The Trakksounds-produced track is classic, funky H-town and you may be forgiven for assuming that the pimp reference is your typical misogynistic subject matter but for Kay Jay, it stands for Profit Is My Priority, a mantra the business entrepreneur lives by. Regardless, these three had a blast making this song as you will see by the upcoming video which is already in the can.
Des Moines-based, indie soul band, GoodcaT, share their video for title track, “To Eternity,” from their upcoming full length release. Impose Magazine premiered the video, describing it as a “…beautifully shot exploration of a garden through the eyes of children layered with gorgeous dance and movement. Contrasting light and dark, with the common thread of a layer of chiffon through both visuals bring about an intense idea of innocence lost” (Impose).
Flagship Share New Video for “Mexican Jackpot”
Flagship is excited to share their colorful video for upbeat indie rock track “Mexican Jackpot.” The video, directed by Michael Polish (The Astronaut Farmer, Stay Cool) is a technicolor representation of the upbeat song.
The band will be releasing their second album The Electric Man on Bright Antenna Records on March 10. The new album was produced by Joey Waronker, known for his work as the drummer for Beck, REM, Brandon Flowers, Atoms for Peace, Walt Mink, and many others.
Frederick The Younger “Leaves Are Gone”
Human Child was produced by renowned sonic wizard (and fellow Louisvillain) Kevin Ratterman, who’s worked on albums by My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Twin Limb, Houndmouth and many, many more. The album is a bigger and more exploratory progression of their debut Warm Front EP (Spotify), which established their identity as a female-led five-piece with a perfect balance of psych rock and vintage pop… on top of the tracks are Cochran’s captivating vocals that harken back to the powerful female voices of the 1960s. The band is also hitting the road in support of their new album this Spring, don’t miss out if they’re heading your way!
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya’s new single featuring Mal Devisa and ThrashKitten
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya will release his new album entitled DROOL on March 3, 2017, a Sooper Records and Father/Daughter Records co-release. DROOL features 13 tracks with guest appearances by Mal Devisa, Julia Steiner (Ratboys), Morimoto, ThrashKitten, and Molly Malloy.
The latest DROOL single “dOn’t turn me Off” features guest vocals by Mal Devisa and ThrashKitten. NPR included it in their Songs We Love series saying it “drips with positivity.” Listen to “dOn’t turn me Off.”
The Tossers Reveal 2017 Plans
Chicago’s favorite sons THE TOSSERS return with a new album, Smash The Windows, nearly a quarter of a century since their inception. The album is set for release on March 3rd, but today the band gives you a first taste with “Erin Go Bragh,” just in time for their 2017 touring plans to begin.
Ursae’s latest release, “Likeness”
Ursae pulls inspiration for “Likeness” from watching his parents through the years. He told The Wild Honey Pie, “The older I get the more I notice certain behaviors in myself, and within my relationships, that I saw in my mom and dad as a kid.” That inherent “likeness” offered insight into how Ursae interacts with others in his own life. “It made me realize that we’re really all carbon copies of our mothers and fathers,” he explained, “I use my parents in ‘Likeness’ as a frame of reference to examine myself and the way I treat the people I care about.” The Wild Honey Pie remarked that the new single offers “a more lush and lively atmosphere that comfortably blends organic and electronic.”
Appalling Ascension, the tumultuous debut album by Portuguese death metal sect THE OMINOUS CIRCLE, will see a cooperative release through 20 Buck Spin and Osmose Productions this Friday, January 27th. On the verge of its public infiltration, the entire album has been unleashed through an exclusive stream hosted by Noisey.
With the early stream, Noisey offers of the album, “Throughout its eight tracks, Appalling Ascension devotes its time to roiling riffs, apocalyptic percussion, an impossibly heavy low end, and echoing growls-classic modern dark death metal, really, with perhaps even more of a ghoulish doom edge and some truly nasty guitar work. Unlike many of its cave-dwelling peers, the band obviously pours real effort in crafting songs, not just song fragments sandwiched between swaths of spooky atmosphere…”
On Monday, Jessie Reyez premiered her new single “Shutter Island”, produced by Tim Suby, with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 and today she shares the official video via Pigeons & Planes. Much like her song “Figures”, Jessie earnestly sings about emancipating herself from a toxic relationship and the anxiety-inducing video features Jessie (no stunt double!!!) in a straight-jacket & water tank trying to escape- with a twist ending. Watch / stream now and stay tuned for more music from Jessie coming soon. Video directed by Peter Huang and produced by Mad Ruk.
Imaginary People shares “Mr. Hesitance”
Following 2014’s critically acclaimed opening volley EP, composed of espionage-themed singles, and their 2015 politically tinged full-length debut Dead Letterbox, New York’s Imaginary People return with their second full-length release, entitled October Alice, due in April 2017. The album was again produced by Kevin McMahon (Swans, Titus Andronicus, Real Estate), reprising his role from their debut LP.
This past weekend, Regina Spektor joined hundreds of thousands of protesters, performing Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” at the Women’s March on Los Angeles on Saturday, March 21.
Other performers/speakers at the event included U2’s The Edge, Jackson Browne, Miley Cyrus, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Fonda, Barbara Streisand, Kerry Washington and Natalie Portman.
We all know how these band biographies go, right? Friends meet in high school, start jamming, form band in parents’ garage and everyone lives happily ever after.
Well Goodbye Honolulu DID meet in high school but they didn’t just form one band. They formed 5 individual projects and started their own record label while still in school, the 100% local Toronto label Fried Records. While other kids were cramming for exams or wasting away playing video games, the Goodbye Honolulu boys were busy playing in bars (attempting to sneak their underage friends in), honing their live skills, writing songs and self releasing multiple albums a year.
NAO TO RELEASE “FOR ALL WE KNOW REMIX EP”
NAO, one of the UK’s newest and brightest stars, joins musical forces with some of today’s buzzworthy producers to release For All We Know Remix EP on February 10. The 5-track EP will feature songs from her spectacular debut album remixed by KAYTRANADA, SBTRKT, Mura Masa, Sam Gellaitry and LOXE with a guest appearance by grime superstar Stormzy.
Norwegian mavericks OKKULTOKRATI are hitting the road again in support of their inventive and addictive Raspberry Dawn album, released in September through Southern Lord. The confirmed listing of shows is below, and the band is currently booking more shows to be announced.
While paying homage to their native region’s 1990s black metal heritage, the cinematic synth/goth rock of the prior decade, and the raging early punk movement ahead of that, OKKULTOKRATI still manages to create sincerely original and infectious music through every bar of Raspberry Dawn, resulting in a starkly raw and original sounding album.
Paul Hill “Ur Thoughts” ft George Clinton
“Ur Thoughts” is the Anthem for any and everyone that doesn’t concern themselves on what them side-liners folk thinks about their lifestyle!
Live and let live is what the video attempts to project to its viewers, and doing it in a effortlessly unforced way of telling the story, yet keeping the viewers in a upbeat colorful mood!
The Los Angeles-based duo Tashaki Miyaki will release their highly anticipated debut album ‘The Dream’ on April 7 via Metropolis Records. This week the band shares the first taste of the upcoming release with the single “Girls On T.V.” “This track emerged out of observing fame culture,” Paige Stark explains. “Things like the emergence of reality TV stardom and social media celebrity have elevated fame culture to a new sphere. We are living in Andy Warhol meets Orwellian vision of the future and I find it terrifying. It’s all about “likes” and numbers and now our country is being run by a monster who was created by this very machine.
“(Louis) The One Direction fans have said that they’ve adopted you now Steve (Steve) yeah they have (Louis) yeah (Steve) they’ve adopted me I I’m part of the family umm they’re incredible uh just the 1D fans the Louis Tomlinson fans they’re they’re the definition of what a a fan is. They they get together they they rally around the song they rally around what’s important and they they get these songs in front of people’s faces they get these songs in front of tastemakers, the other fans uh you know (Louis) radio even yeah yeah (Steve) radio like they’re like the army of bees just like going around and and um and doing this amazing work that that I think any artist would would dream to have to help push the song.”