WIRE: NEW SINGLE FROM STONE COLD FOX
Stone Cold Fox is an Indie Rock Band from Brooklyn, New York. Comprised of members from California to Maine, the band’s inception was a fairy tale that only Brooklyn could write. With influences from all genres and decades, from American Roots Music to Electro-Indie Pop, the band strives to create a cohesive blend of the old and new.
NEW VIDEO BY NEON GOLD “WHO KNOWS”
Neon Gold premiered the video for “Who Knows” from BEGINNERS self-titled EP which is available now on iTunes and Spotify. Neon Gold said the track is, “chock full of the kind of radio-ready alt pop that the California goldmine’s become known for in recent years, BEGINNERS is overflowing with warm genial synths and rousing filtered vocals that stir up feelings of greener grass and escapist yearnings.”
KELLY WILLIS & BRUCE ROBISON DECLARE 2014 ‘OUR YEAR’
If Austin’s happily egalitarian music scene suddenly switched to a monarchy, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison might have to learn to perform while balancing hefty crowns. The two already reign as one of Americana music’s coolest couples, and their latest release, Our Year, out May 27, 2014 on Premium/Thirty Tigers Records, elevates them closer to the lofty territory once occupied by beloved royals Johnny ’n’ June and George ’n’ Tammy.
Not that they would ever seek royal treatment, of course. This duo is way too down-to-earth for Downton Abbey airs. They’re Texans, after all. Robison is a Bandera boy; Oklahoma-born Willis an Army brat, got here as soon as she could. They fell in love while harmonizing together, though it took them until 2013 to release their first officially billed joint effort (not counting four children): Cheater’s Game.
WIRE: SHANEE PINK STREAM EP “SPREADING IN THE LIGHT”
Shanee Pink (pronounced Shuh-NEE) has been sharing the spotlight with Mark Noseworthy of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in neo folk duo Pink & Noseworthy. The Laurel Canyon artist is now making her mark as a solo artist with today’s release of her new EP Spreading In The Light on North Street Records. The album, which was co-produced by Shanee and Daniel Wright of Song Preservation Society, alternates between folk and electronic pop, with a clear foray into classic rock as well. It features all members of Song Preservation Society, as well as Mark Noseworthy and Jason Pipkin (Poolside). All tracks were mixed by Mike Edge (Boardwalk) and Shanee’s brother, producer Ran Pink. Spreading In The Light is now streaming on American Songwriter.
STREAM SHANEE PINK’S EP VIA AMERICAN SONGWRITER:
GHOST TWINS POST “BREAKING FRIENDS”
Derby two-piece Ghost Twins are set to release their debut album Never Fear Total Failure this April. Fresh and forward-thinking with an independent sound, the record represents a new attitude for Ghost Twins, infusing experimental and leftfield ideas with huge melodic pop moments of sheer brilliance.
Never Fear Total Failure represents personal struggle and the eventual hope we can eventually achieve through our darkest hours. Lead track “2006” sees Ghost Twins’ experimentations with synthesisers and vocal manipulation continue, expressing the endeavours of humanity through times of torment and framing the album perfectly. One-half of Ghost Twins, Chris Jones, explains that the aim of “2006” was to create a song that ‘has a relentless, disorientating sound that mirrors the confusion of a troubled soul’. Previous single “Unknown Animal” is also featured on the album, a flawless bridge for listeners to experience Ghost Twins’ ever-increasing leftfield sound.
POLOW DUDE NEW VIDEO FEAT FEARLESS KID
Two upcoming hip hop/Jamaican artists are taking over the internet with this classic music video
with real life story, and positive words that will touch your heart. In this well put together video, you will see real actions of the artist eating a 12 foot fish biting the whole head off.This is real life. “You will believe it when you see it.”
WIRE: NEW LP STREAM BY OBN III VIA NOISEY
OBN III’s third LP — the appropriately titled “Third Time to Harm” — follows the bands’ justly lauded LPs, “The One and Only” (2011), and self-titled follow-up (2012). This latest and greatest slab of guitar-driven magma from Austin’s great sons captures best the brute energy of their unique calling card; their live show (an experience that oscillates between epic and epileptic) by coupling it with heavy recordings. Third Time to Harm nets that exact rare bird that eludes so many; a truly charismatic front man fronting a real rock band that’s not faking a single thing and has talent. And situated amongst a modern class of garage rock superheroes cropping up everywhere, what’s so refreshing is that the OBN III’s’ unforced style and swagger not only shines through, but naturally punches through, song by song, show by show, laying the tracks for its own freight train.
WIRE: PETE TONG INTERVIEWS MOBY
In the third installment of THUMP’s All Gone Pete Tong interview series, the legendary UK dance music producer interviews his old buddy Moby. The two reminisce on old times, LA architecture and new titles like Pete becoming a recent member of the British Empire. Check it below.
LED BY THE LOST EPK FOR 2014
Led by the Lost formed after Adam and Chris played and wrote music together in several bands over 7 years. Greg relocated to Manchester from Reading for University and the lads met up at Beehive mill for a jam after finding each other online. They showed each other how they liked to play music and by the time a heavy jam session was over, Led by the Lost was born. With influences from Queens of the Stone Age, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Clutch and Seasick Steve, they set out to create a nostalgic 70’s bluesy rock groove.
They played their first show at the Witchwood 3 months later and have been on the road ever since playing notable venues such as The Ruby Lounge, Thirsty Scholar, Bakers Vaults, Night & Day. They have also supported Blackballed, Sound of Guns, The Tapestry and last year played their first festival MIND Stockport.
THOMAS DYBDAHL’S RELEASE SET FOR MAY 6TH
Acclaimed Norwegian singer-songwriter Thomas Dybdahl will make his Strange Cargo/Manhattan Records debut with What’s Left Is Forever, scheduled for U.S. release on May 6. Produced by four-time GRAMMY ® winner Larry Klein, What’s Left Is Forever debuted at No. 1 on the Norwegian album chart last fall and the first single, “This Love Is Here To Stay,” climbed to No. 2 on the radio airplay chart there.
MICHAEL MCDONALD AND TOTO ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE TOUR
Michael McDonald and Toto have announced a co-headline tour that will stage appearances across the U.S. The excursion will commence at the Spirit Mount Casino in Grand Ronde, OR on August 2, and continue into September. McDonald and the members of Toto are old friends, dating back years prior to the singer’s appearance on Toto’s “I’ll Be Over You,” from the Farenheit album in 1986. Toto members Mike Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro and Luke collaborated with McDonald on his RIAA gold certified solo debut If That’s What It Takes (1982). The trio all performed on “That’s Why” and “No Such Luck,” while Jeff laid down the drums and Luke contributed guitar on “I Keep Forgettin’.” Lukather also played on “I Gotta Try” and “Believe In It.” In 1977, Keyboardist David Paich arranged horns and strings on the Doobie Brothers Livin’ on the Fault Line. Even earlier, in 1972, Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro extended the invitation to McDonald to join Steely Dan.
http://www.michaelmcdonald.com – http://www.totoofficial.com
KISS & EPIC RIGHTS JOIN FORCES
Epic Rights, a full service, global branding, merchandising and rights management company, announced today that it has entered into a multi-year merchandise, licensing, e-commerce and digital media agreement with legendary rock band KISS.
Epic Rights is joining forces with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons to build the KISS global franchise in a highly integrated manner through a combination of touring, music sales, merchandise, licensing, social media and promotional partnerships.
“Epic Rights Founder and CEO Dell Furano has worked with us for over 25 years, and he is the best in the business,” said Stanley and Simmons in a joint statement. “We are confident that Dell and his Epic Rights team will lead us to the Promised Land.”
DEER TICK VIDEO FOR “BIG HOUSE”
To celebrate Record Store Day, Deer Tick is excited to announce the release of Eel Bowel, an exclusive 7″ coming out on April 19, 2014. The 7″ is limited to 2,000 copies and includes two previously unreleased tracks that were recorded during the Negativity (2013) sessions.
This spring, Deer Tick will join forces with The Hold Steady to bring a serious dose of sweaty rock ‘n roll to fans across the country throughout April. Kicking off in Boston, MA on April 17th, the tour will make stops throughout the East Coast and Midwest, culminating on April 30th in Dallas. Deer Tick will continue throughout the Southwest and the South following the Hold Steady tour, linking up with Langhorne Slim for dates in May.
WATCH: Video for “Big House” via YouTube:
WIRE: JOE BACHMAN DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “LOOKATCHU”
Rock Ridge Music’s country newcomer Joe Bachman will debut the brand new music video for his single “Lookatchu,” on Tasteofcountry.com, today (3/25). Following the 48-hour exclusive premiere, the video will be available on YouTube and across Bachman’s social media platforms (3/27).
Filmed in Nashville, Tenn., Bachman worked with Revolution Pictures’ Director Tyler Evans to portray a fun and flirty cast of characters in a police lineup where every guy has his own style of girl. Whether it be a career woman, a tough biker chick or a girl decked out in 80’s garb, each character helps to bring the music video to life with a humorous twist.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY VARSITY
While operating on a vintage familiarity seen through the lens of fuzzy garage pop, VARSITY makes bursting rock songs that aim to please. The principal trio of Stef S (vocals/keys), Pat S (Guitar Strums and leads), and Dylan W (Guitar leads and strums) explore styles ranging from twee, to Brit pop to psych rock while creating a distinct blend of jangly guitars and chiming synths. The trio is backed up by the driving rhythms of drummers/bassists Jake S. and Spencer S. Their EP, “Thanks For Nothing”, is out April 8 on Jurassic Pop.
My Old Kentucky Blog: http://www.myoldkentuckyblog.com/?p=45766
DIAMANTE COVERS “WE BELONG” ORIGINALLY BY PAT BENATAR
Emerging artist Diamante released her cover of the 1984 hit “We Belong” – originally by Pat Benatar. The cover is a live performance filmed in Hollywood and features Kyle Puccia on piano.
“We Belong” Video: http://youtu.be/6segbJRlrGY
NEW MUSIC FROM JAKE LONDON APRIL 1
Runaway Heart, the latest release from newcomer, Jake London, is a perfect example of country music finding roots in “non-country” places.
Raised in a small town outside of Portland, Oregon, London found himself in Los Angeles with a borrowed Fender guitar that was seeing no use. Within months of his California transplant, Jake got the devastating news that his 30 year-old brother had died of a heart attack. Turning to the ocean for solace, London took to surfing.Those long hours in the water helped develop Jake’s strong “Live for Today” mantra that initially brought him the need to do and try everything.
“Somewhere Down The Road”
BEFORE YOU EXIT NEW VIDEO “DANGEROUS”
The pop trio, known as Before You Exit, have released their music video for new hit single, “Dangerous”, this past Saturday, March 22nd, here: http://bit.ly/1dHgWzZ. “Dangerous”, co-written by Connor and Riley McDonough and mixed by Serben Ghenea, was premiered last week on Radio Disney. The video was directed by James Davis II. Connor tells us, “The Dangerous video is definitely one of our favorite videos to date. It was the craziest experience faking getting arrested because it was actually quite scary! Haha hope everyone loves the video!”.
Purchase Tickets for The Dangerous Tour at www.BeforeYouExit.com
FREE DOWNLOAD FROM CAUGHT A GHOST
Caught A Ghost’s debut album Human Nature (out April 1) is the featured album stream on Hype Machine this week. Their first single from this debut, “No Sugar In My Coffee” is available for a free download here.
THE USED FULL ALBUM STREAM
Seasoned Alt-Rock quartet, The Used are streaming their upcoming album “Imaginary Enemy” on Pandora (http://bit.ly/1lalMNY), Youtube (http://bit.ly/1h20ICk), and Amazon (http://bit.ly/1oFGF2v) today, a week before its release date, April 1st, 2014. Pre-order the album and receive an instant download of the new single, “Cry” here: http://bit.ly/1lhbv3c. The Used are currently on the road for a co-headlining tour of U.S. and Canada with Taking Back Sunday, featuring special guests Tonight Alive and Sleepwave. Tickets are rapidly selling out, with tickets to only 5 dates still available for purchase.
WIRE: NÃ˜MADS NEW SINGLE AT VILLAGE VOICE
Brooklyn’s post-punk duo NÃ˜MADS is gearing up to release their debut album Free My Animal on April 8th via Mecca Lecca, and is now giving away “Blood In The Water” (free download), another new track from the album. Village Voice premiered “Blood In The Water,” along with the announcement for their album release party, taking place April 12th at Le Poisson Rouge (w/ Corbu and Ã†on Rings in support).
NÃ˜MADS is maximum sound two-piece bass & drum collaboration featuring Nathan Lithgow (bassist for My Brightest Diamond, Inlets, and Gabriel & the Hounds), and drummer Garth Macaleavey (former Inlets touring percussionist, and sound engineer for the Philip Glass Ensemble).
PASSENGER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has announced that his new album, Whispers, will be released on June 10, 2014. The lead single in North America, “Scare Away The Dark,” will be available on iTunes and all DSPs on April 1 (NA only). Passenger will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Friday, March 28, where he’ll perform “Scare Away The Dark” for the first time on national television.
Recorded in Sydney and co-produced by Chris Vallejo, Whispers is comprised of 11 tracks that tell tales — some real, some imagined — of love, death, growing up and getting old. A master of story telling, Passenger yet again strikes the perfect balance between the heartbreaking and the humorous, all wrapped in beautiful instrumentation, creating a sumptuous, symphonic sound.
CHANCELLOR WARHOL SINGLE “SOUTH OF FRANCE”
Nashville alternative rap sensation Chancellor Warhol releases his new album Paris is Burning today, March 25 via Give N’ Go Sounds. The album follows 2011’s acclaimed LP The Silver Factory that earned Warhol accolades from hometown alt weekly Nashville Scene who said he’s “one of the most talked-about artists in the city” and Nashville blog Tragic Kingdom who put Warhol in their Artist To Watch section.
WIRE: GOJIRA PREMIERE “BORN IN WINTER” MUSIC VIDEO
Roadrunner Records group, Gojira have premiered their new music video for “Born In Winter” exclusively with VICE’s NOISEY.com. The video for “Born In Winter” – featured on 2012’s critically acclaimed L’Enfant Sauvage – was created by Jossie Malis from Spain’s Zumbakamera animation studio. Watch it now here: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/gojira-born-in-winter.
WIRE: THE CORDUROY SUIT VIDEO “LEFT TO SURVIVE”
“Left to Survive”, the first single from the new EP, features rock guitar licks and driving percussion, which bolsters Schmergel’s haunting vocals and hook-laden melody, as he sings: Gimme a last memory / Before they come and eat us alive / I guess we weren’t the only ones / Left to survive. The anthemic track provides listeners with an introduction to the band’s explosive instrumentation and insightful lyrics.
TOAD THE WET SPROCKET ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES OPENING FOR COUNTING CROWS
Toad the Wet Sprocket released their first LP, Bread & Circus, 25 years ago on their own, independent label, Abe’s Records. A quarter of a decade later, and they’ve released their LP, New Constellation, on the same label and in the same spirit of unwavering independence, but this time with the help and enthusiastic support of their fans. Their Kickstarter campaign was an unbelievable success; with an original goal of crowd sourcing 50K in 60 days, they hit their goal in 20 hours, and went on to earn 5 times that over the course of the campaign. This week, Toad announces a very exciting string of dates to celebrate these 25 years and look to their future with old friends, Counting Crows, for whom they will be opening 34 shows booked across the U.S.
Meanwhile their latest single and fan favorite, “The Moment” continues to climb the radio charts.
In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, and in conjunction with the summer tour, Toad will be re-launching toadthewetsprocket.com.
KINKY LOVE POST “AFFAIR”
Hot and heavy are two of the first words that come to mind when describing Kinky Love’s debut EP Promise–and that’s exactly how this Chicago synth pop duo likes it. While a rare Nancy Sinatra song first inspired the band’s name, it soon became synonymous with more than the quick gratification their music provides. “It represents our overt and unnatural writing style,” says singer Xoe Wise of the “collaborative poetry” she creates with keyboardist Dan Zima. The two met through mutual friends in 2013 and set out to bring their distinct backgrounds to the five songs on Promise, which will be self released in April.
NEW ALBUM & TOUR FROM SAY ANYTHING
Say Anything, the brainchild of front-man Max Bemis, is thrilled to announce “Hebrews” – a brand new full length due out June 10th, 2014 via Equal Vision Records. “Hebrews” is the follow up to Say Anything’s massively successful fifth studio album “Anarchy, My Dear” released in March of 2012.
Say Anything will support the release of “Hebrews” with a nationwide tour kicking off June 13th at Granada Theater in Dallas, TX. The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos and You Blew It! are confirmed to support.
WIRE: BRANDY CLARK MADE HER DEBUT ON “ELLEN”
Country singer/songwriter Brandy Clark made her debut performance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday, Mar. 24, performing “Stripes” from her critically-acclaimed album, 12 Stories. View the performance HERE.
“Performing on ‘Ellen’ was a bucket list item for me, and I was thrilled to be there,” said Clark. “I appreciate her support of new artists and music from all genres, and hope to have the opportunity to return to her show some day.”
50 CENT VIDEO “PILOT”
After giving us audio and visuals last week for ‘Hold On’ and the Yo Gotti-asissted ‘Don’t Worry ‘Bout It’, 50 Cent shows no signs of slowing down as he kicks off this week with the release of a fresh new video titled ‘Pilot’. The dope cut is the latest offering from Curtis as part of his plans to release a new track every week up until May 20th.
“Me, I’m like a pilot, G5 jet I’m fly as sh*t. You cannot deny it oh no no no no. B*tches be on my dick, designer threads I’m fly as sh*t. You cannot deny it oh no no no no. Better back up off me, b*tch, watch me ball” raps 50 Cent on the infectious hook. Production on ‘Pilot’ was handled by Shamtrax.
AVI FOX-ROSEN VIDEO “WHERE’S MY PARADE?”
In support of his upcoming new album, “Where Is My Parade?” out April 3rd, New York songwriter Avi Fox-Rosen has premiered his new video for the title track to the upcoming album, available to view by clicking the link above.
Avi Fox-Rosen is an unapologetically genre defying singer songwriter. “Informed equally by power pop, roots rock and show tunes ” according to Time Out New York. He has just completed his 12-month, 12-EP project for 2013 which was featured FIRST in New York Music Daily ’s Best Recordings of the year. He remixed and mastered the 13 best songs of the last year for Where Is My Parade, the full length album he is releasing April 3rd, 2014.
RUSSIAN RED UNVEILS BRAND NEW VIDEO
Spanish indie darling Russian Red is proud to unveil the new video for her latest single ‘Casper’, the first single off her new album ‘Agent Cooper’. Directed by Diego Hurtado de Mendoz, the video is a beautifully shot story about a girl who waits for a boyfriend that never comes.
Watch the video here:
WIRE: ELECTRIC BODEGA REMIXES “WE DEM BOYS”
Electric Bodega is back with their newest remix of Wiz Khalifah’s “We Dem Boys”. Check out the newest release below, which premiered on HYPETRAK today. I’ve placed a copy of the embed links in the body of this email. If you’re feeling this song, please let me know what you think. Thanks in advance.
FYI: The official video for Bodega Bamz’ Don Francisco (Remix) ft. French Montana [Produced by Electric Bodega] premieres TODAY on VEVO.
WIRE: ALEX METRIC TO RELEASE HOPE EP
Always at the vanguard of contemporary electronic innovation, UK’s Alex Metric is geared to release a new package of three meticulously produced future-house tracks as his Hope EP, coming via OWSLA / Big Beat on April 22nd. Building off of his previous releases, including his groundbreaking three-part Ammunition EP series, the London-based beatsmith has set himself apart with his keen ability to reinterpret and pay homage to the great genres of UK dance past while grasping today’s bass trends and intertwining both to push the envelope. The EP’s opener and title track is an instantly hypnotizing take on electro house that originally was reserved for DJ sets, but after a groundswell of attention Alex determined that it “seemed too good to not properly unleash on the world.” The next cut, “Spiritism”, is an exercise in minimalism with a focus on the analog, while the EP’s closer “Galaxy” is a retrofuturist disco epic perfect for getting bodies in motion. Both “Hope” and “Galaxy” feature the unequaled writing and production chops from uber talented duo Oliver. Undoubtedly Alex Metric will parlay his unparalleled vision and technical ability displayed on the Hope EP into continued prominence going into 2014.
FRAMING HANLEY RELEASES “CRIMINAL”
Framing Hanley recently released the audio for their single “Criminal” off of their forthcoming album, The Sum Of Who We Are (Imagen Records) – which is available April 29th.
Pre-order packages are available now in three different options and all pre-orders will receive an instant gratification download of “Criminal” along with a free download of the album upon release. The first 100 pre-orders will also receive a signed poster.
“Criminal” Audio: https://soundcloud.com/framing-hanley/criminal
WIRE: YOUNG WIDOWS UNLEASH NEW SONG “KING SOL”
Young Widows have announced initial tour dates in support of their forthcoming full length Easy Pain. The acclaimed dark-rock trio will be joined by thunderous Washington trio Helms Alee this May for an eleven-day stint across the eastern portion of the US. The dates fall shortly after a handful of recently announced shows supporting Japan’s premiere instrumental rock band MONO in the Midwest.
HEAR “KING SOL” HERE: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/young-widows-king-sol-stream
WALTER TROUT FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE AWAITING LIVER TRANSPLANT
Provogue / Mascot Label Group will release Walter Trout’s THE BLUES CAME CALLIN’ on June 10 in North America, as Walter Trout looks back at an almost 50-year commitment to playing and singing the blues. The album was recorded throughout 2013. The songs reflect Walter’s thoughts about mortality and his renewed appreciation for being alive. An EPK can be screened here (with an embedded link provided below): http://youtu.be/btiS6ijncMk
As he became physically weaker, he fought to continue touring, and found that playing for people was powerful medicine. Like the title of the new studio album, the Blues definitely came callin’ for Walter. It kept him fighting, and in the process, it made him more determined than ever. Walter is currently awaiting a liver transplant at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. A fund raising initiative began last week to support Walter and his family which can be viewed here: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/walter-trout-needs-a-new-liver-you-can-help-/151911
Trout offers, “To play my music for people has become even more important to me. When I think about looking out into the crowds of people and connecting with everyone on a soul level, and sharing the experience of music with them, this is what keeps me fighting to get back: My family and my music is my lifeline. These days, it means more to me than ever before.”
NEW SONG POSTED BY BUFFALO KILLERS
The new album from Cincinnati rock ‘n’ roll group Buffalo Killers is called Heavy Reverie and will be released on May 13th. Today, the band is giving fans an early sneak peak with the first single “Poisonberry Tide.”
“Poisonberry Tide busts out sounding like a hard rock R.E.M,” says music critic Tony Conely. “Peter Buck always wanted to make a real hard rock record with Dayton’s own Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), and I gotta think it may have sounded much like this. Killer riffing and a lovely melody that floats over the top like a dream The Gabbard brothers’ trademark harmonies come in on the pop radio ready choruses, and it’s time to take the top down and accelerate. I don’t know what’s on the radio these days, but this sure as hell should be.”
ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS ALBUM #7
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers proudly announce their newest release and seventh studio album, The Independent, will be available on April 29. Pre-orders will be available via the band’s official website, www.azpeacemakers.com, on March 26. The band will celebrate The Independent with a special album release party at the Scottsdale, Arizona Talking Stick Resort’s brand new outdoor poolside concert stage on Friday, May 2.
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have been musical beacons of the Southwest for the past fifteen years with more than a dozen studio and live albums all released independently and many reaching the top ten of Billboard’s Internet Sales Chart. Known for their vivid lyrics, addictive guitar riffs, and full-bodied rhythm section, RCPM’s The Independent raises a metaphorical glass to the road less traveled and champions the courageous.
TEASER VIDEO POSTED BY PHOX
Madison via Baraboo, Wi – sextet, PHOX – who recently announced their deal with Partisan Records – have announced their release date for their self-titled debut: Tuesday, JUNE 24th. Pre-sales begin on April 8th. Produced by Brian Joseph at April Base Studio in Eau Claire, WI and mixed by Michael Brauer at Electric Lady, the album is a school of simple folk-pop songs swimming amidst a chaotic eddy of rock, psychedelia, and soul.
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE RELEASE GREATEST HITS
My Chemical Romance’s May Death Never Stop You is out today. The final chapter of the band’s decade-plus career features fan favorites such as “I’m Not Okay (I Promise),” “Helena,” “The Ghost Of You,” “Teenagers,” and “Sing,” among many others, as well as the previously unreleased “Fake Your Death.”
May Death Never Stop You is available as a Standard Digital Album (audio only) and as a Digital Deluxe Album (with audio and DVD content). It is also available as a standard CD (excluding the DVD content); as a Physical Deluxe edition that includes the DVD; as an 180-gram vinyl two-LP set with a gatefold sleeve, plus the DVD; and as a DTC package, which includes a “Thank You For The Venom” T-shirt. The MCR Online Exclusive Edition can be purchased today at www.mychemicalromance.com.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY APOLLO BROWN
Today, Detroit producer Apollo Brown announces his first new instrumental album since “Clouds” (2011). The new album titled Thirty Eight will be released May 6th, 2014 on Mello Music Group. The LP’s first single, “The Answer,” was premiered today by Massappeal.com. Those who-pre-order Apollo Brown’s Thirty Eight will receive “The Answer” as an instant download.
DOOBIE BROTHERS COLLABO ALBUM COMING
Sony Music Nashville announced this month that they will release an album teaming artists like Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Toby Keith, Zac Brown and Blake Shelton with the legendary Doobie Brothers to record a new album covering the Grammy winning band’s classic hits.
The project was the brainchild of producer David Lyndon Huff, who is a decades long fan of the Doobie Brothers music. He is eager to introduce the band to a new generation of fans, excite the throngs of loyal followers as well as ignite the electric country fan base with all the superstars they love. “The Doobie Brothers are such an important band in the history of music. The hits transcend time, so with this new collection we are just adding modern production and collaborations with the country stars.”
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY CAGE THE ELEPHANT
Today, Cage the Elephant premiere their video for their second single “Take It Or Leave It” on Noisey. PRESS HERE to watch! The video features Juliette Lewis and some sparkling roller skating dancers at a roller-rink in Topeka, Kansas in the 70s. The track is the second single off of their critically acclaimed third album Melophobia, which was released on October 8th, 2013 via RCA Records.
WIRE: ANTWON SHARES “RAIN SONG”
Today Gorilla vs Bear have shared “Rain Song”, the first cut from Antwon’s new album, Heavy Hearted In Doldrums, out 5/6 via LA based lifestyle brand UNIF. Gorilla vs Bear is saying “Rain Song” sounds “almost hymnal thanks to an ethereal, eerie vocal sample”. The free album will also be available in a limited edition picture disc and Antwon/Nature World & UNIF clothing collaborations will be available for purchase around the release.
AUDIO & VIDEO FOR JASIA “INVERBATIM”
Jasia is the solo project of classically trained producer Josiah Willows. Having studied classical voice, guitar and violin performing in orchestras in earlier years, he now spends his time between Melbourne and London recording an album of bass driven electronic beats overlaid with orchestral layers of synthesisers, strings, guitars on a bed of vocal samples. Influences on his music range from Sigur Ros to Passion Pit and Clams Casino.
“Inverbatim” features a processed vocal sample and 808 beat paired with restrained guitars, heavy sub bass and interlacing layers of stacked vocal melodies in a 5:22 tripartite cycle.The short film accompanying re-imagines the 1979 anti-drug video “Drugs Are Like That” and the 1992 bus safety video “Ghost Rider” as a commentary on desire and loss in flux.
MATISYAHU SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Akeda, the fifth studio album from Grammy-nominated musician Matisyahu will be released June 3 via Elm City Music. The SiriusXM station “Jam On” premiered the track “Watch The Walls Melt Down” along with cover art for the album, while Relix magazine unveiled the track listing along with a lyric video for the song which you can view HERE.
The album was recorded in Brooklyn’s Studio G and produced by Dub Trio’s Stu Brooks with assistance from studio owner Joel Hamilton. The material for the album was written both in Matisyahu’s Los Angeles home and while on tour. Matisyahu states, “This record and period of my life deal with madness, listening for and following the inner intuitive voice, a small still sound. This record deals with love, with feelings of brokenness and humility, with humanity, struggle, and sacrifice.”