YELLOWCARD SIGNS TO RAZOR & TIE
Yellowcard has signed to Razor & Tie for a worldwide multi-album deal that will see the release of a new studio album this Fall. Yellowcard will hit the road this summer on the VANS WARPED Tour kicking off on June 13th.
Yellowcard comments, “We are beyond excited for what lies ahead. There are so many amazing opportunities on the horizon for us, and we are stoked to have a new partner in Razor & Tie.”
Razor & Tie Co-Owners Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam add, “It’s great to have Yellowcard on Razor & Tie. They make rock the way we like it — with energy, hooks and attitude. They are total pros and we couldn’t be more proud to work with them.”
STREAM AUDIOGLIDER’S ‘THE BELLS’
Section Records reboots and opens 2014 with the release of Audioglider’s long-awaited debut album, ‘Accidental Beauty’. ‘The Bells’, one of the album’s standout cuts, is now available to stream direct from Audioglider’s Soundcloud:
With echoes of Cocteau Twins, Nils Frahm, Boards of Canada, Nightmares On Wax and Ulrich Schnauss, Audioglider a.k.a. Roberto Sodano’s blissed out electronica has won him fans across the downtempo community — from The Big Chill through leading blogs including astrangelyisolatedplace, to DJs including Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo and Glenn Morrison.
DAFORCE SINGLE “GO GO GO”
“Go Go Go” is the title track off Daforces upcoming EP, planned to be released this summer. The project will feature alot of special guests, who are yet to be announced. Following the EP will be the “Big League” mixtape, so stay tuned to not miss any of those upcoming bangers.
Stream “Go Go Go” and grab your free download below.
SEBJAK POSTS “WE ARE” PREVIEW
After his massive collaboration with David Tort on ‘Raveline’, Swedish DJ/Producer Sebjak is back with forthcoming new single ‘We Are’, scheduled for release on April 15th via Ultra Records.
‘We Are’ is the perfect summertime anthem, building with lush, ambient beats and sultry vocals before exploding into life amidst a huge, dance floor ready crescendo. Instantly switching up the vibe, charging synths and rattling basslines give it all the ammunition required to be a surefire club favourite.. With ‘We Are’ sure to dominate dance floors throughout the summer, Sebjak is quickly establishing a stellar reputation within the wider dance music world.
NEW ALBUM COMING FROM SWOLLEN MEMBERS
Swollen Members have set “Brand New Day” as the title of their upcoming ninth studio album, which is slated for a summer release though the group’s newly re-launched label Battleaxe Records. The group will hit the road in support of the album on a North American headlining tour that kicks off on April 23rd in their hometown of Vancouver, BC with support from Madchild, Slaine from La Coka Nostra, and Supreme Villain.
“With ‘Brand New Day’, Swollen Members have written a powerful new chapter in our history. We have all become forward thinkers and our level of expression has benefited,” said Prevail. “This album is a landmark for us in that it doesn’t feature any guests. Our belief system has been renewed and we agreed that between the amazing production and the complexity of the lyrical value, we could let ‘Brand New Day’ speak for itself.”
REBELUTION INSTILLS A SENSE OF COMMUNITY ON NEW ALBUM
With the band’s 2012 album having debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae and Independent charts, and at #13 on the Top 200 Albums chart, Rebelution will follow up with Count Me In, their fourth full-length release, on June 10. The album will be released on Rebelution’s own label, 87 Music, in partnership with Easy Star Records. Fans can get a taste of the new music by going to http://www.rebelutionmusic.com for a free download of the track, “De-Stress.”
“From writing these songs to mixing and mastering the album, we were involved in every step,” said Rebelution’s vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany. “We’re becoming comfortable expressing ourselves both in the studio and on stage. This album was truly fun to make, it’s an honest expression of who we are.”
BEN FROST POSTS “VENTER”
A U R O R A, Frost’s fifth studio album, will be preceded by a series of live dates, launching with a performance at the Village Underground in London, on April 26th leading into festival appearances including Sonar in June and ATP Iceland in July.
Performed by Ben Frost with Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily and Thor Harris and largely written in Eastern DR Congo, A U R O R A aims directly, through its monolithic construction, at blinding luminescent alchemy; not with benign heavenly beauty but through decimating magnetic force.
Listen to “Venter” here:
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY ADANOWSKY ON VOGUE.COM
Recording under the stage name Adanowsky, Adan Jodorowsky has taken a sharp left turn away from the lush folk pop of his 2011 U.S. debut Amador, an album that found him collaborating with Devendra Banhart and exploring the deepest romantic desires and heartbreaks of the titular character (the name translates to “The Lover”).
With his latest full-length ADA, he has put aside the emotion and is purely concentrating on physical pleasures. “I wanted something sweaty and gross,” Adanowsky says. “I wanted to feel the drugs on this album. I’m not a drug addict at all but I wanted people to feel that same kind of high in the music.” To experience the high, check out Vogue’s q&a with Adan and the debut of the video for “Dancing To The Radio” HERE.
ADRIAN LUX ANNOUNCES NEW EP + NEW SINGLE TEASER
From a rocking headlining performance at the VIP Pandora Grammys After-Party back in February to unleashing a free download of his latest track, ‘Bullet’ with Cash Cash – which Dancing Astronaut deemed, “the first surefire club hit of 2014” – it’s safe to say musical wunderkind, Adrian Lux has had quite the phenomenal start to the new year.
As we head into the spring months, the young Grammy-nominated Swede is showing no signs of slowing down with his new EP, Make Out set to drop May 13th on Ultra Music. Additionlly, Adrian Lux will be touring throughout North America with stops in Chicago, Vegas, Miami and Houston – just to name a few. Listen to a preview of the EP’s brand-new single, “Sooner or Later” HERE.
NEW VIDEO “BOOM” BY LE1F
Le1f had one of the best weeks ever last week: played Letterman (to overwhelming response), Terrible Records in partnership with XL Recordings put out his first official release and he had an amazing SXSW performance at the Annie Mac showcase. Now he’s sharing his video for Boom, a track of the Hey EP directed by Sam B Jones. The digital EP is available now and you can preorder the vinyl coming May 6th below.
NEW VIDEO BY LIGHTSHOW
DC artist Lightshow releases his new music video “Regardless” directed by Chop N Shoot Films. “Regardless” can be found Lightshow’s critically acclaimed mixtape Life Sentence 2 available now on LiveMixtapes.com
Watch Lightshow “Regardless”:
ECHO BLOOM RELEASES LIVE ALBUM AND CONCERT FILM
Brooklyn-based orchestral folk band Echo Bloom is set to release a live concert version of their most recent concept album Blue (independently released in May 2013) entitled Blue Shift on June 17, 2014. Representing the dichotomy of two simultaneously different art forms, performed music and recorded music, Blue Shift documents a performance at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Harlem where Blue was played in its entirety in a concert setting.
Lush and orchestral, Blue Shift not only features Echo Bloom frontman and songwriter Kyle Evans and his band members but also a variety of chamber instruments, horns, and choral parts. In addition to more standard instruments, the concert features french horn, oboe, a string quartet, a six piece choir, mellotron, autoharp, and a charango (an Andean folk instrument).
WIRE: KISHI BASHI PREMIERES NEW VIDEO
Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Kishi Bashi has released the first official music video for “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!,” the first single taken from his soon-to-be-released sophomore album titled Lighght. (Joyful Noise Recordings, May 13). Premiering today on Stereogum, the video for the song was directed by Geoff Hoskinson and features a gorgeously whimsical array of animation complimentary to Kishi Bashi’s artistic sensibility. Watch the video over at Stereogum HERE.
BLUE NOTE RECORDS SIGNS VINTAGE TROUBLE
Blue Note Records has signed acclaimed indie rock and soul outfit Vintage Trouble. The Los Angeles-based band will be entering the studio shortly to begin work on its Blue Note debut. Vintage Trouble will also be performing at numerous festivals in the coming months, including Bonnaroo.
“It’s so cool to have Vintage Trouble on Blue Note!” said Blue Note Records President Don Was. “I went to see them play at the El Rey Theater a few months ago…there were lines around the block and tickets were sold out based solely on word-of-mouth. They played a two hour show…half of the songs were brand new and totally unfamiliar to the audience…yet the place was rocking from the first notes straight through to the final encore…do you know how hard it is for a new band to pull that off?? It requires tremendous charisma, thundering power, incredible grooves and top notch songwriting…Vintage Trouble has it all going on!”
AECG ACQUIRES A LEGENDARY MUSIC COMPANY THRU DJ SKEE
AECG is an evolving community of companies and tastemakers focused on the future of the entertainment industry. Founded by CEO Alan Ett, AECG stands at the intersection of music, television, film and technology. Fixated on creating the new model, AECG lives ahead of the curve. The synergistic leverage of its companies offers a widening array of extraordinary creative services to the dynamic entertainment landscape. AECG is leading the way in music and media solutions.
“I believe that the future of our companies will portray the new model of the all-encompassing studio,” Ett says. “We are nimble enough to react to constant change and aggressively pursue the establishment of alliances with the best of the best. I am committed to the growth not only of our companies, but also of the individuals who make up these strong forces in our industry.”
AECG purchased DJ Skee’s Build Destroy Music (www.builddestroymusic.com) in January 2014. Recognized as one of the most influential figures in today’s entertainment business by both Forbes and Billboard magazines, DJ Skee has established a new definition for being at the forefront of the popular culture. AECG maintains a robust relationship and partnership with DJ Skee as well as all affiliated artists, producers, and industry contacts. Build Destroy Music (BDM) is the next generation of entertainment companies offering artist development, music production, sync licensing, and sonic branding. The BDM roster grows by the day, with daily signings of artists and producers. Handpicked by DJ Skee and groomed in the well-known Skee Lodge Studios, this raw talent is cultivated and matured in the hands of the AECG team.
SANTANA COLLABORATES WITH THE BIGGEST NAMES IN LATIN MUSIC
Ten time GRAMMY ®-Award winning rock icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Carlos Santana announced that he and his band SANTANA will be releasing their first ever Latin Music album on May 6th entitled CORAZÃ“N on RCA/Sony Latin Iberia. Find complete album track listing below.
Santana performed many of the songs from his forthcoming album CORAZÃ“N at a once in a lifetime concert event in December, accompanied by many of his album special guests, all celebrating their Latin music heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico (in his native state of Jalisco) at Arena VFG in Guadalajara. The concert entitled “CORAZÃ“N, LIVE FROM MEXICO: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT,” will be broadcast on HBO Latino and HBO Latin America this spring and released later on DVD. This is the first time ever that HBO Latino and HBO Latin America have joined forces to premiere a concert event in the US and Latin American regions.
EUROPEAN MUSIC MARKET, INC COMES TO LAS VEGAS
As the creative geniuses behind European Music Market, Inc. (EUMM), a music artist management conglomerate offering mixing and mastering services via studio-based production arm Studio DMI (The Study of Digital Music Innovation) and artistic management and service division Weebang, Luca Pretolesi and Ronnie Lee have provided the world’s best electronic dance music (EDM) artists with business strategy and production services from their home base of Las Vegas. Operating the highly coveted studio space that Wynn-Encore built hand-in-hand with Luca to facilitate top-rated DJs who perform at Vegas’ hottest hotel nightclubs, these two music industry patriarchs have turned Vegas into an EDM mecca.
As the first company of its kind behind EDM’s landing in the United States, EUMM’s work is now notorious in pop culture and music. Spearheaded by sound engineer extraordinaire and 25-year industry veteran Luca Pretolesi, EUMM’s Studio DMI operates out of the underground Studio at Wynn/Encore where Luca continues to mastermind hit after hit from artists including Lil Jon, TiÃ«sto, Skrillex, Diplo, Major Lazer, Bruno Mars, Iggy Azalea, Morgan Page, Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, 2 Chainz, Macklemore and Imagine Dragons, to name a few. Recently garnering two Grammy nods for producing Steve Aoki’s Wonderland and Snoop Lion’s Reincarnation, as Studio DMI’s not-so-secret weapon, Luca shows no sign of slowing down.
European Music Market is located at 8290 W. Sahara, Ave. Suite 250 Las Vegas, NV 89117. For more information, visit www.eumminc.com or call 702-508.0085.
NEW ALBUM OUT BY DIVERSA
Making his label debut, electronic craftsmen Diversa emerges from under the radar to offer one of the most refreshingly eclectic albums of 2014. Beautiful Girl, Wild Hair is a mosaic built from the shards of broken genres patterned to compliment the characteristics of each unique element.
Shades of IDM, Chill Wave, and Deep House are colored with Dubstep, Glitch Hop, and Drum N Bass. Diversa spans the outer reaches of sonic space in his explorations beyond traditional EDM boundaries. Esoteric without being pretentious, avant-garde without being unruly – Beautiful Girl, Wild Hair is an album of uncommon craft.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY KINGDOM COLLAPSE
San Antonio, TX melodic metalcore up-and-comers KINGDOM COLLAPSE and Revolver Magazine have teamed up to bring you their brand new music video for the track “Bottom Feeder”, cut from their recent EP Common Ground. The video can be viewed here via Revolvermag.com, featuring blistering studio performance footage displaying the band’s electrifying visual experience.
WIRE: NEW ALBUM BY LIARS ON NPR
Described by Clash as sounding “like a rave at the apocalypse”, the new album is an angry, ecstatic, primal burst of ritualistic electronics that sacrifices self-persecution for potent, purposeful abandon and sees Liars if maybe not quite at ease with the world, then at least staring it straight in the eye and showing their teeth.
DEF JAM RECORDINGS CELEBRATES HISTORIC 30th ANNIVERSARY
Universal Music Group will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Recordings, the label credited with spreading rap music from an underground phenomenon to a worldwide movement, all year long along with Def Jam founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons. Coming out this March will be four reissues, including T La Rock/Jazzy Jay — It’s Yours (12” reissue) March 3, Public Enemy — Icon (1CD version) March 11, Kanye West — 808s & Heartbreak (2LP/CD reissue) —March 18, and Ludacris — Back For The First Time (3D Lenticular Cover) — March 25.
XERXES ENTER STUDIO WITH EVAN WEISS TO RECORD SOPHOMORE ALBUM
Kentucky bred post-hardcore band Xerxes has officially entered the studio today to record their sophomore album, which will be released later this year from No Sleep Records.
Xerxes is currently recording the new album at Missed Connections studios in their hometown of Louisville, KY with Evan Weiss (of Into It. Over It.) producing and the band’s guitarist Will Allard, who’s previously worked in the studio with Coliseum, Whips/Chains and Black God, engineering.
NEW VIDEO BY SIX DAYS ‘TIL SUNDAY
LA based Hard Rock band Six Days ‘Til Sunday have released the Official music video for their track “Disease”, off the band’s debut album “Predetermined”, available now!
The video, shot over 2 days in Hollywood, California with director Tom Von Doom, uses live footage from Six Days ‘Til Sunday’s debut show at the Whisky A Go Go as well as conceptual footage. “Disease” tells the story of an apocalyptic circumstance that plays itself out over and over again.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY TYRED EYES “LUNAR ESCAPADE”
Vice Magazine music blog Noisey have today premiered the new TYRED EYES video LUNAR ESCAPADE. The song is taken from their upcoming album ELEVATOR to be released in September on Swedish label Gaphals.
“The song is loosely based on Italo Calvinos short story The Distance of the Moon, and tells the story of a couple who once every full moon climb a ladder from earth to our closest celestial body, where they stare at the cosmic beauty of earth from above. But one fateful lunar escapade, they get lost between astral bodies, and together they remain in the void of space for all eternity.”
NEW VIDEO BY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER
The indie-electronic six piece band, Air Traffic Controller, latest sophomore album Nordo have been compared to the likes of Arcade Fire and Of Monsters and Men. The Boston natives recently finished their official showcases at the 28th edition of the SXSW Music Festival and have just released an animated music video for their new single “Pick Me Up.”
CRAZY DAVE’S MUSIC EXPERIENCE
The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience will kick off their 2014 music festival season April 26 & 27 at Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville at Jacksonville, Florida’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville (www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com) is a two-day destination music festival that anchors the World’s Loudest Month festival series and will feature a massive all-star rock lineup featuring Avenged Sevenfold, The Cult, Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, and many more. The festival is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents.
The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience will also participate in Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion on May 3 & 4 near Charlotte, NC and Rock On The Range on May 16-18 in Columbus, OH. Details will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.facebook.com/CrazyDavesMusicExperience and http://www.crazydavesmusic.com for more info.
WIZ KHALIFA PROMO “WE DEM BOYZ”
Check out Wiz Khalifa’s new promo video below for his latest track “We Dem Boyz.” Please feel free to post this across all of your web properties and let us know if you have any questions or need anything else. “We Dem Boyz” is the latest single from Wiz and is now available on iTunes.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY KWESI K
Folk music is what the people sing. Big Mamma Thornton brought us Rock n Roll. Sam Cooke helped define soul. The storytelling of Grandmaster Flash helped lay the foundation of Hip Hop. These are all genres that have their roots in American Folk Music. Like the great artists before him, Kwesi K continues the legacy of Folk Music. The Alaskan-Ghanaian-Ohioian songwriter uses contemporary stylings that pull from the diasporas of American heritage. Soulful and simple, Kwesi K draws his listeners in with colorful story lines and a melodic fervor. Kwesi is a true American folk musician celebrating the history of this country’s ancestors and their music.
WIRE: BROWN SHOE SHARE NEW SINGLE “NIGHTWALKER”
With the debut of their new single “Nightwalker”, Brown Shoe deliver an emotionally heady taste of Lonely Beast Part I today via Death and Taxes. The earlier announcement of their multi-part release Lonely Beast, Brown Shoe are subtly challenging the fundamentals of releasing a record in today’s swiftly moving environment and our ever-shrinking attention spans. By separating the LP into three parts– Lonely Beast Part I (out April 8th) and Parts II and III (out later this year), the band is circumventing the pressure to release ten or twelve songs all at once simply because that’s the format an album is supposed to follow.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S “NOT A BAD THING” DOCUMENTARY MUSIC VIDEO
he new music video for Justin Timberlake’s “Not A Bad Thing” premiered today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The latest single off of The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience was the #1 most added at Top 40 radio. In just its third week “Not A Bad Thing” went from 67-42* on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, is the #2 greatest gainer at Top 40 radio and #2 most added at Hot AC with an audience that has grown to 31 million.
Video Link: http://smarturl.it/nabt