Month: October 2012

Edo Castro, Sacred Graffiti

From San Francisco area comes a fresh Jazz Bassist known as Edo Castro who just released his latest release “Sacred Graffiti” in 2012. (2012) Under Passion Star Records. I always listen to the opening track extremely carefully. It’s the opening track the artist has personally selected to hit your ears first and foremost. The opening…

VENREZ SPEAK THEIR MIND ON THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE WITH “SELL THE LIE”

The recent debates between U.S. President Barack Obama and the Republican Party’s nominee for President in the 2012 election, Mitt Romney, has been one of the main topics of discussion in the media. And while Venrez’s song, “Sell the Lie,” was written prior to the debates, the group’s singer, Steven Berez, couldn’t help but realize…

SKOPE / ZAK BAGAN HALLOWEEN CONTEST

              Skope & Zak Bagan have just launched a Halloween themed syndicated contest from Ghost Adeventures Zak Bagan’s to support his new album with Lords of Acid’s Praga Khan,   Necrofusion. The prizing for the contest includes a SB7 Ghost Spirit Box, Ghost Adventures DVD Catalog, a signed copy…

THE LONE BELLOW VIDEO “YOU NEVER NEED NOBODY”

Hailing from Brooklyn via south of the Mason-Dixon, THE LONE BELLOW will release their self-titled album on January 22nd, the premiere signing and release for the brand new label Descendant Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.   http://youtu.be/G0gc3EGo_NM The Lone Bellow (formerly known as Zach Williams & The Bellow) have made a name for…

DEATH BY STEREO NEW VIDEO IS NSFW

Orange County, CA hardcore punk veterans Death By Stereo have released their video for the track “Much Like A Sore Dick, We Can’t Be Beat” online at http://bit.ly/RlYwen. The track is available on Death By Stereo’s new studio album “Black Sheep of the American Dream”, which is in stores now via Viking Funeral Records and…

PLANTMAN “LUNARIA” VIDEO

Arlen is proud to present Whispering Trees, the new album from PLANTMAN a.k.a. Matt Randall formerly of introspective indie outfit Beatglider, accompanied by Adam Radmall and Bryan Styles. Their debut album proper, preceded only by a sold-out handmade CDR release, ‘Whispering Trees’ builds on Matt’s love of the timeless melancholy of The Go-Betweens, East River…

DAMAGE VIDEO FOR “KEEPING IT WILD”

                Damage is releasing a video for the track “Keeping it Wild” taken from the album “Weapons of Mass Destruction” that will be released November 1st on Gaphals. Border music will distribute the album in the Nordic countries.

AIROMEE WIND “PROUD OF AMERICA” VIDEO

The video below is Airomee Wind’s brand new release “Proud Of America.” In the last 20 years, we’ve lost the vision of who we are as American citizens. What the heritage of this nation is all about. Airomee Wind’s new song is the first song about America that a known artist has written in 20…

ITUNECHARTS.COM DEBUTS TOP 400 CHART

iTuneCharts.com was developed to cater to consumers of the music industry and advertising and marketing firms. With its efficiency to chart your artist’s music beyond the top 100 songs, tracking your artist’s iTunes sales couldn’t be any easier. iTuneCharts.com rises above the norm “top 100 songs” and introduces to the public the first ever charted…

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE

The Gaslight Anthem have released their music video for its new single, “Here Comes My Man.” Directed by Kevin Slack and starring actress Elisha Cuthbert (24, Happy Endings), the video is the band’s romantic and visually stunning narrative that premiered over at VEVO (WATCH HERE or click on her ridiculously cute face below). “Here Comes…

WIRE: HEEMS POSTS NEW SINGLE

Heems systematically dismantles another Harry Fraud banger with the calculated grace of a bonzai gardener on “Cowabunga Gnarly”, the latest leak from Wild Water Kingdom, slated to drop November 1st on Greedhead. The track will also see a hard release on a split 7-inch EP with Fraud in 2013. http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14496-cowabunga-gnarly/

COUNTRY CROONER AL BRAKE IS STEPPING UP WITH DEBUT ALBUM

                With the help of legendary Nashville producer Bob Bullock of “New West Productions   Inc.”country singer/songwriter Al Brake is on his way to joining the ranks of country music greatness. This year, Al was nominated by The Indie Music Channel for two awards: Best Male Country Artist…

Al Brake, Self Titled

            Among Canada’s greatest exports are hockey goons and country music. With vocals as crisp as his name, and bluesy twang blistering from his guitar, Al Brake lives up to the proud Maple Leaf country tradition. The youngest of 11 children, Al picked up the guitar at age 8 and…

WIRE: VENOMOUS MAXIMUS’ NEW ALBUM STREAM AT DECIBEL

Texas occult metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS will release its new album Beg Upon the Light on October 30 via Occulture Records. The award winning group recorded at Origin Sound in Houston with a head space described as “somewhere between a Alejandro Jodorowsky film and a New Orleans voodoo den.” Beg Upon the Light’s striking cover…

WIRE: OUR LAST NIGHT DEBUT VIDEO ON ALTPRESS.COM

New Hampshire’s rising rock outfit Our Last Night have premiered a new performance based video for their   mainstream rock single, “Invincible”   from their most explosive album to date, Age of Ignorance today via Alternative Press. The video features the band’s not-to-miss energetic live perforce on a recent tour stop in Japan. The band…

CASEY HURT – “HALF AS MUCH AS LOVE”

        Casey Lee Hurt sounds like someone you wouldn’t want to mess with. And perhaps you wouldn’t. But much of his music is worth an encounter. The son of a former preacher, Casey brings a certain amount of religion to his music. However, it would be inaccurate to describe him as a…

PERFECT IS IN THEIR NAME, SO IT’S GOTTA BE GOOD RIGHT?

                Imagine if 80’s pop stars Duran Duran and The Killers had a Freaky Friday moment, it just might be what The Perfects had in mind when creating their ultimate brand of new wave pop meets indie rock sensationalism. It’s undeniably catchy and full of the energy you’d…

SECRET SEASON, Paris Rain Dances (2012)

About the Artist: From France comes the musical dynamic duo known as Secret Season. Secret Season is comprised of Mark Moogalian on vocals/guitar and percussion and Isabelle Risacher on vocals, keyboards and flute. This is their second release entitled Paris Rain Dances released in 2012.   I have to say I was extremely impressed with…

HOMER MARRS VIDEO FOR “THE FACEBOOK SONG”

Music video for an original song about the social networking behemoth. Directed by Jon Bingham. Music and lyrics by Homer Marrs. Special thanks to Saugatuck Coffee Company and Quads Gym, Chicago, IL. A live clip of this song was performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in Nov., 2010, in support of the first National UnFriend Day.…

DJ R-WAN RELEASES NEW SINGLE/VIDEO “CLEAR”

            DJ R-WAN and Ashmarc Entertainment are pleased to announce the latest release from DJ R-WAN entitled CLEAR available for purchase I-Tunes.   This release highlights the latest music and collaboration by DJ R-WAN that his fans have come to know.

JASMINE SAGGINARIO IS DISNEY’S NEXT BIG THING

The winner of Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing (Season 2), Jasmine Sagginario, has just released a new dance single titled “Make It Louder!”   The single will be available on iTunes Nov. 7th and is being released with a music video. “It feels great to release another dance single,” explains Jasmine.   “The music video…

WIRE: IAMSU! NEW SINGLE ON SPIN

IamSu! is releasing the first single from $uzy 6 $peed, “Mobbin’.” The song, premiered by SPIN, is self-produced by Su!, who operates behind the boards as part of his production collective The Invasion, and the track is built around a catchy, slinking synth line and heavy 808 drums. The song, as with the rest of…

KIND OF LIKE RECORDS FREE COMPILATION

Brooklyn, NY record label Kind Of Like Records announced today that they have released a FREE compilation just in time to celebrate Gainesville, FL’s Fest 11. Titled Kind Of Like A Comp II, it features 22 tracks from bands such as Braid, Lemuria, Luther, Broadway Calls alongside Kind Of Like Records artists Candy Hearts, Direct…

GLASS CITY NEW VIDEO “HIP HOP GLORY”

On November 20th, Wu-Tang Clan affiliate/Guinness World Record Freestylist M-Eighty will drop the highly anticipated album “Home Grown Internationally Known”.   The LP pays tribute to the rappers hometown of Toledo, OH by featuring all Toledo-based Emcees and Producers alongside the pairing of M-Eighty & newcomer and fellow Toledo native Nino Graye.   The duo…

AXS TV TO EXCLUSIVELY BROADCAST COUNTING CROWS CONCERT

AXS TV will exclusively broadcast the 2012 SXSW concert event from multi-platinum artists Counting Crows on Sunday, November 4, Counting Crows and AXS TV jointly announced today. With more than 20 million albums sold worldwide, Counting Crows have established themselves as one of the premier rock bands of our time, thanks to their powerful live…

WIRE: LA BIG VIC POST “ANENUE B” ON STEREOGUM

La Big Vic will release their sophomore album Cold War on January 29 via Underwater Peoples. Cold War is currently available for pre-order at the label’s web store. In anticipation of the release Stereogum is running an MP3 premiere of “Avenue B” from Cold War. The track is also available to post and share on…

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM ANNOUNCES DIGITAL RELEASE

Legendary guitarist, singer/songwriter, Grammy winner, producer and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member Lindsey Buckingham will release his first ever solo acoustic live album, Lindsey Buckingham: One Man Show, on November 13th, 2012.   The album will be available digitally on iTunes as Buckingham concludes his year long trek of sold out solo acoustic…

FAREWELL REPUBLIC POST NEW SINGLE “BLOOMBERG”

Following a critically acclaimed debut LP in February, Farewell Republic will release their second LP, Young Effete Titans of Industry, in early 2013. Their self-released debut record, Burn the Boats, received praise from many outlets including Spin, Washington Post and the Village Voice. In their review, Sputnik Music called the debut “a haunting and daringly…

KILL THE NOISE TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE EP

Kill The Noise returns with a brand new EP entitled BLVCK MVGIC due out November 6th via Skrillex’s powerhouse label OWSLA. BLVCK MVGIC picks up where his last EP, KILL KILL KILL, left off. The record blends his signature pristine engineering and detailed sound design with a set of more melodic musical ideas. WATCH THE…

NEW SINGLE BY VINNIE PAZ

On Monday October 22, 2012, Vinnie Paz released his sophomore solo album God of the Serengeti featuring production by DJ Premier, Havoc (Mobb Deep), Psycho Les (Beatnuts), Marco Polo, C-Lance and more with guest appearances by Scarface, Mobb Deep, Immortal Technique, La Coka Nostra, Army of the Pharaohs, Kool G. Rap, R.A. the Rugged Man…

EAGLE CLAW NEW VIDEO “FIFTH RING”

Austin, TX metal band EAGLE CLAW will release its sophomore album Timing of the Void on October 30 via ECH Records. The follow up to the group’s 2010 debut Poacher, Timing of the Void was recorded at Folkvang Studios and produced by Bryan Richie of fellow ATX metalheads The Sword. http://youtu.be/2nRTBL1yUgY Featuring eight monolithic tracks…

HEART OF HEARTS’ NEWEST SINGLE

Heart Of Hearts is the solo work of Greg Hatem. The Baltimore-based project began recording in 2010 in a residential warehouse space onto a dusty old 8-track tape machine. Two years later, Hatem has traded in his worn tape heads for shiny new digits to produce his new album, My Society.   The album focuses…

The Ringflowers, Money for Music

            The genres and influences are boundless on The Ringflowers new full-length album, Money for Music. Leaning heavily on throwback sounds, the album incorporates elements ranging from funk-laced guitar, Latin American influences and bent note Blues facets. The genre bending is so rife through the tracks; the only place you’re…

DJ MUGGS VIDEO “PEOPLE OF THE EARTH”

As millions of American are preparing to cast their ballot on election day, DJ Muggs from legendary hip-hop group Cypress Hill explores the idea that shape-shifting reptilian people will control our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate our society in his brand new video for “People of the Earth”…

M83 NEW “STEVE McQUEEN” VIDEO

      M83 are pleased to announce the release of their next single, “Steve McQueen”,on November 27th. Celebrating this exhilarating track the band decided to draw from their biggest inspiration and support system-the fans themselves.

BOSTON’S TALL HEIGHTS POST “MAN OF STONE”

With their sophomore release, The Running of the Bulls EP (October, 2012), Tall Heights responded to their fans’ growing hunger to download and relive the enchanting, bottomless ambiance of their live performance. Over four days at Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA, Tim Harrington and Paul Wright shut their eyes, breathed and performed, recording their…

SKRILLEX AND BOYS NOIZE PRESENT NEW YEAR’S EVE IN DETROIT

Two of modern dance music’s brightest stars, Skrillex and Boys Noize, are teaming up with friends from OWSLA and Boyznoise Records to ring in the new year with The Bang. The event is triumphantly taking place in the birthplace of Techno, Detroit, as a sort of homecoming for the largest movement in popular music in…