NEW VIDEO BY FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, undoubtedly one of the most relevant and successful rock bands globally, dominated 2013, releasing their blockbuster project, the two-part masterwork, THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL â”€ VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2. Both volumes debuted on the Billboard album chart at #2 (more notably, within a four-month period), featured two #1 hit singles at Rock Radio (“Lift Me Up” and “Battle Born”) and have combined sales of close to 600,000 units (as of March 2014). Today (3/24), the multi-million selling rock titans debut their new video for their current single “The House Of The Rising Sun” on VEVO.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY CLAIR REILLY
Clair Reilly-Roe’s new video “Knocked Down” was shot last October in Coney Island, right before the park closed for the winter. Footage from the video takes place in a variety of locations such as the boardwalk, beach, convertible, ferris wheel, and a roller coaster where she can be found alongside her reliable, life size, fuzzy co-star a giant moving bear. Her quirky lyrics and upbeat melody gives off an inspirational feel to a not so fortunate situation that took place in Reilly-Roe’s personal life. She sings about changing and letting go of past hurts and how love conquers all. Reilly-Roe sings: I’ve been knocked down and hurt again / Stabbed by my own best friend but I’ll make it through / Loving you, loving you, loving you.
Pop singer-songwriter Clair Reilly-Roe takes another step into the indie pop music scene with her new music video “Knocked Down”, which is the next single off her current EP #CuddleBear, set to release June 3rd, 2014. #CuddleBear features six melodic tracks (five originals and one Serge Gainsbourg remake) that tell the stories from her personal experiences about the triumph or loss of love.
NEW SINGLE BY YANN TIERSEN
“A Midsummer Evening” is the first track to be taken from Tiersen’s new album, âˆž (Infinity), out May 2oth, 2014. “A Midsummer Evening,” dense with manipulated textures, strings and choral chanting, began, as the album did, as little more than noise from toys. The initial recordings took place in Iceland and are explained here by Tiersen: “The idea was to start with toy instruments as a reference to my early works, then manipulate the sounds electronically. Then I added a new layer of acoustic instrumentation, and repeated the same process. Finally I repeated the process once more with strings, so the whole album was a constant back and forth from acoustic to electronic to digital, and then back to analogue.”
WIRE: NATHANIEL RATELIFF’S NEW ALBUM FALLING FASTER THAN YOU CAN RUN STREAMING
Falling Faster Than You Can Run, the new album from singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff, is currently streaming in its entirety at Paste: http://bit.ly/1hn3nGO. Already released in the U.K. and due April 1 via mod y vi Records in the U.S., the record has received early critical acclaim–the Sunday Times says it “delivers on the promise of its debut,” noting that when Rateliff “makes music, people shut up and listen.” Clash Music praises the record’s “simple, unaffected songwriting with a direct emotional pull…swarming with undercurrents, with nuances that only become more marked over time,” and The Line of Best Fit calls the release “a hard-earned triumph.”
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY MOS GENERATOR
Washington state hard rock heroes MOS GENERATOR will release their new LP Electric Mountain Majesty on April 15 via Listenable Records. Recorded at HeavyHead Recording Company by guitarist / vocalist and renowned engineer Tony Reed (who co-produced SAINT VITUS’ return album Lillie: F-65), Electric Mountain Majesty is the follow-up to MOS GENERATOR’s 2012 release Nomads and a record that has been advanced as “One of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2014”. In advance of the record’s release, CRAVE Online premieres the new MOS GENERATOR song “Breaker”, calling the cut “riff-roarin” and “a damn fine selection cut from the same cloth as Corrosion of Conformity, High on Fire, Down and the like.”
JAMES IHA COMPOSES SCORE FOR HULU ORIGINAL SERIES “DEADBEAT”
Musician and producer James Iha has composed the score for the Hulu Original Series “Deadbeat,” a supernatural comedy co-produced by Hulu and Lionsgate Television set to premiere on April 9th. In addition to his scoring work, James remains busy as a performing musician. In early May, he will play LA’s Greek Theatre in A Perfect Circle, with whom he has been a member since 2002. He is also playing the legendary Fuji Rock Festival in Japan this summer as a solo artist.
You can hear the Deadbeat title theme song HERE. On scoring the series, Iha says “The creative process is about scoring chords and emotion to a picture which is completely different than creating music within a song. It’s a different side of the musical brain. The picture is created by the director and the writers, so this truly is a collaborative process.” All episodes of the show will be available on Hulu Plus on April 9th. Two episodes will debut on Hulu.com on April 9th, with new episodes rolling out weekly thereafter.
A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + NEW SINGLE
Lefse is extremely pleased to announce that A Sunny Day In Glasgow has partnered with the label and will be issuing their third proper LP, Sea When Absent, on June 24th! The first single, “In Love With Useless”, which was released earlier this year to many accolades including Pitchfork’s “Best New Track” distinction, is available for those who may have missed it here.
Sea When Absent situates itself in the science fiction that is life in 2014 and goes looking for what new myths might speak to us in our post-Fukushima, post-quantum, post-everything world. Recorded over a year and half with Jeff Zeigler (War on Drugs, Kurt Vile) at his Uniform Recording Studios in Eraserhood Philadelphia, the album is a conscious move away from the bright-dark, ambient maximalism of the band’s acclaimed double LP, Ashes Grammar, and a move towards a post-millennial, up-front pop sound. Sea When Absent is simultaneously A Sunny Day in Glasgow at their most accessible, most insane, and most rock.
WIRE: SECRET COLOURS PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “HEAVY & STEADY”
Shortly after releasing Positive Distractions Part I, Chicago’s Secret Colours release the first single, “Heavy & Steady,” from Positive Distractions Part II. The bass-heavy single showcases the quintet’s maturing psych-pop sensibilities heard throughout both EPs. Positive Distractions Part II will be released digitally on April 29 as well as the merged physical cassette and vinyl incarnation of Positive Distractions (Part I & Part II) the week of Secret Colours’ performances at Austin Psych Fest 2014.
You can stream “Heavy & Steady” where it premiered with The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy:
EMINEM & RIHANNA TOUR TO SELL OUT FAST
Even though tickets don’t officially go on sale to the general public until Friday, Eminem and Rihanna are topping sales charts on the secondary ticket market with their “Monster” tour. The tour takes its name from “The Monster,” the October 2013 follow-up release to the duo’s August 2010 smash hit, “Love the Way You Lie.”
The 2014 tour is appearing in only three venues, with two shows each, and secondary ticket market sales have already been strong. The smallest of the three venues is Comerica Park, with a seating capacity of only 41,782 (as opposed to MetLife Stadium’s 82,566 and the Rose Bowl’s 92,542), so fans in Eminem’s home town of Detroit may have a difficult time finding seats to see the pair some critics have dubbed “Beauty and the Beast.” Fans can search for tickets at www.TicketLiquidator.com.
THE HOLD STEADY’S PERFORMANCE OF “SPINNERS” FROM THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
In case you missed it last night, Brooklyn-based rock band The Hold Steady were special musical guests on The Late Show with David Letterman. The band performed “Spinners,” the first single from their new studio album Teeth Dreams, out now!
HANG OUT WITH BIG BOI AT COACHELLA
IfOnly.com wants to share with you an incredible experience for those who may not have had their act together to organize Coachella tickets but are still dying for exclusive access with unique opportunity to meet the one and only Big Boi during the headline performances on the weekend of April 11/12 or 18/19.
This exclusive experience, priced at 25K total, will offer you and a guest will receive two VIP passes to see Atlanta’s favorite sons return to glory. Try to control your Stankonia fever when you go backstage to hang out with Big Boi himself for a private photo and autograph session, then get exclusive front stage access during the show. No squeezing through throngs of crazed fans — just you and Outkast at Coachella, for a performance you’ll never forget.
VICTORY RECORDS WELCOMES FEED HER TO THE SHARKS
VICTORY RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of Melbourne, Australia’s FEED HER TO THE SHARKS. The five-piece modern, melodic, metalcore act have established themselves by aggressively touring Australia with ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SUICIDE SILENCE, AUGUST BURNS RED and others in addition to a spot on the 2013 Warped Tour Australia.
FEED HER TO THE SHARKS comment, “We are very pleased to announce we have joined the Victory Records family! Victory is already home to many of our idols, and to say we are part of this is truly an honor. We are extremely excited to show our music to the world, and bring our unique sound to the masses!”
LEON MARIN POSTS NEW SINGLE
Hip Hop music artist, Leon Marin decides to release a free verse titled, “The Dark Knight” with the cover gracing three of Batman’s arch nemesis’ in an analogy to exert his desire for competition. There’s a lot of rappers that have made claims that they’re “the best” and Leon wants to be one of the rappers consistently mentioned in that category. You’ll notice he says some familiar names in the song as well. Disclaimer: This free verse didn’t diss Scott Morris, Kola Rai, Dave Al, Venor, or She Real. Sidebar, this rap. This is competition.
NEW VIDEO BY SAMUAL JAMES “KARBON”
Australian DJ Samual James returns with his whirlwind anthem Karbon out now on OneLove. Premiered on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 Show and now with a mini tour video, Karbon’s vigorous synths and fierce bass line pours into the drop, consisting of a hard-hitting progressive and electro house beat. This culminates in an unruly electro anthem which is sure to dominate dancefloors.
AM AESTHETIC RELEASES NEW VIDEO/SINGLE “THE END”
Alternative rock power trio, AM Aesthetic (AMA) announces the release of their new single & video “The End.” The video – http://youtu.be/aF2xsgAo2HU – premiered on Last-FM on March 25th and is also featured as “Discovery of the Week.”
“The End” is available for purchase on iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and others. AMA is also offering a free download of their previous single “We Caught Fire” on Soundcloud March 25-April 2.
RAINY MILO VIDEO “TREASURE GIRL”
Following the release of her critically acclaimed debut single ‘Bout You’, 18-year-old south-east Londoner Rainy Milo is set to make waves again. ‘Treasure Girl’ is the new single from Rainy’s debut album ‘This Thing of Ours’, released earlier this month to significant praise from the press. Produced, recorded and mixed by San Francisco based Daje, ‘Treasure Girl’ is a perfect mix of jazz fuelled R’n’B and soulful pop – the result is the perfect summer soundtrack.
Stream new video here:
WIRE: KING KHAN & THE SHRINES NEW VIDEO
King Khan & the Shrines are back and this time they have concocted an epic video for “Born To Die” taken from their Merge debut, Idle No More. In April, King Khan & the Shrines embark on a massive tour including Europe and North America. Don ´t miss this rare chance to wail, testify, and celebrate with the Maharaja of Soul.
NEW ALBUM BY REDLEG HUSKY
Redleg Husky is an Americana/folk band from Boone, North Carolina that recalls the sounds of a long drive, a well-worn record, and boots on a dusty floor. Formed in 2012 by Misa Giroux and Tim McWilliams, they have played countless shows in the southeastern United States, been featured on the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange, and performed at the 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival. They just released their first full-length studio album, Carolina, on March 4th, 2014.
PURE ETC “STILETTO STONER” NEW SINGLE
Los Angeles rapper Pure ETC presents Stilleto Stoner, the new single from his forthcoming EP Water and Sound. Pure has opened for Busta Rhymes and Rick Ross, and recently signed a distribution deal with InGrooves Fontana/Universal. He describes his style as “vintage Hip Hop with a twist of lime. The 4 tenants of hip hop are peace, love, unity, and having fun, and this is what I want people to feel when they hear my music.” “Stiletto Stoner” is produced by Dallas-bred, NYC-based Breahlyn Marquez, currently working with Styles P and Aftermath artist John Connor. “I wanted to expand on that theme of the working woman who smokes,” says Pure regarding “Stoner”, which he says “expands on the idea that weed is becoming accepted by the mainstream and people don’t have to be shamed to not smoke. This song is about that successful woman who throws it down in all areas of her life, and still can kick back and smoke freely.” Water and Sound is set to drop late spring.
THE PEACH KINGS VIDEO “BE AROUND”
LA-based duo The Peach Kings have announced the release of their new EP, Mojo Thunder, out June 3rd. Along with the gritty, seductive title track, the five-track release also contains single “Be Around,” which features lead singer Paige McClain Wood’s smooth and smoky vocals above bluesy guitar riffs. The track is available to post & share via Soundcloud, and you can watch its sultry accompanying video via YouTube.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY ARUM RAE
Brooklyn’s modern-day siren Arum Rae is readying her Warranted Queen EP for an April 22nd release, and in advance, she’s sharing the title track.
After relocating to Brooklyn from Austin, Arum shed the White Dress moniker and teamed up with producer Sanford Livingston for this new EP (and forthcoming album). Everything Arum has lived through and all of the songs that have been born from it are not meant to impress, they’re meant to lead. Her ability to transcend styles allows the music to resurrect the soul, feel the blues, and then ruin/re-invent rock, through her deeply rooted foundation as a songwriter.
WHO THE F**K IS CROBOT?
Central Pennsylvania band Crobot will release their self-titled four-song EP on Wind-up Records May 13, 2014. Tracks include “Legend of the Spaceborne Killer,” “Nowhere to Hide,” “La Mano de Lucifer” and “Skull of Geronimo” and were produced by famed producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes). Machine and the band are finishing up their debut album which will be released later this year. “Legend of the Spaceborne Killer” will be available April 1 for download and streaming but fans can go to crobotband.com now and unlock #TheLegend to get a free version of the song. “Nowhere to Hide” is going to rock radio on Cinco de Mayo – May 5.
THE KOREAN LIGHTHOUSE “EMPTY AIR” LYRIC VIDEO
Critically acclaimed Metal engineer, producer and musician Joey Sturgis makes the move from behind the mixing console to center stage as he debuts his inaugural solo project – The Korean Lighthouse.
The man who helped craft some of the most influential albums in the hardcore movement (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans, I See Stars, Blessthefall) breaks from his metallic roots to venture into a more ethereal soundscape. Comprised of six tracks, the self titled “Korean Lighthouse” EP is Sturgis’ first statement as his own artist and producer.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY THE THE JULIE RUIN
Featuring legendary riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) at its helm, The Julie Ruin released their debut full-length album, Run Fast, last September. “Running fast” into 2014, The Julie Ruin will launch their North American tour on April 1st, taking their raucous show to the road once more with stops in Minneapolis, Portland and Vancouver as well as appearances at Sled Island Music & Arts Festival and Pitchfork Music Festival.
In celebration, the band has released a new video for Run Fast album track “Just My Kind”. A soulful bass-driven love song of epic proportions mixed by James Murphy (DFA, LCD Soundsystem), the exuberant video was shot in Hawaii, NYC, Australia and the Catskill Mountains. The “Just My Kind” video premiered with Stereogum
BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE RELEASE NEW SINGLE
Brian Jonestown Massacre will release their 14th album, Revelation, on May 20, 2014 through A Records (Redeye Distribution). Listen to “What You Isn’t” here: https://soundcloud.com/wastedyouthpr/brian-jonestown-massacre-what/s-qA0r2
Encompassing all the weirdness that has been discovered in the past 40 years, Revelation advances the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound of mixing eastern influences with western rock. Two-dozen band members later and numerous “ups and downs” (some have been famously sensationalized in the media), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe.
WIRE: WEAVES PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “BUTTERCUP” ON ROOKIE
Weaves are extremely pleased to debut their latest video for the track “Buttercup”, one of the many single-worthy tracks from their forthcoming debut self-titled EP due out on April 1st via Buzz Records. The video was directed by Jason Harvey (No Joy, Mac DeMarco, Majical Cloudz) and premiered here courtesy of Rookie Magazine.
NEW SINGLE FROM CHARLIE AND THE FOXTROTS
Charlie and the Foxtrots are a gang of seven new-folk musicians who’ve recently been creating a lot of buzz in their local Nashville scene as well as nationally. In January 2013 Chas Wilson (vocals/guitar) recruited each of the ‘Foxtrots’ one by one into the current line up: James Varner (drums/vocals), Matt McClure (bass), Jeremy Webster (piano/vocals), Andrew Mcpheters (banjo/mandolin/trumpet , Josh Ramos (guitar/harmonica/banjo/mandolin), and Rob Hutchison (fiddle).
CHARLIE AND THE FOXTROTS – “THE BIG BAD WOLF”
WIRE: SO BROWN “AUGUST (FEATURING NORAH JONES)
So Brown releases Point Legere on April 22, 2014 — Earth Day and the fourth anniversary of the terrible oil spill that devastated the shores of her hometown in Alabama. Full of haunting songs about love, women, nature and death, the Bryce Goggin (Anthony and the Johnsons, Joan as Policewoman) produced album was recorded live to analog tape and feautres Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, Jim Campilongo, Adam Levy and more.
DEVYN ROSE VIDEO “FALLING 4 U”
Check out Devyn’s official music video for “Falling 4 U”, directed by Pete Polyakov. “Falling 4 U” produced by Shaghie, is available on iTunes!
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 INFO
Following its successful debut last April, The International Music Summit’s (IMS) Engage will return to Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 16th at the W Hotel Hollywood. Founded by Legendary DJ Pete Tong MBE and music executives Ben Turner and Danny Whittle amongst others, the International Music Summit has earned a reputation as the “TED of music conferences.” IMS Engage consists of six un-moderated conversations pairing leaders from the worlds of finance, technology, music and media to address the growing influence of electronic music. As part of the pairings the first confirmed speakers include songwriter and musician Moby with legendary film director David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive), and world-renowned film music composer Hans Zimmer (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 12 Years a Slave, The Dark Knight Rises, Man Of Steel andInception) with rising scoring star Junkie XL. Additional IMS Engage pairings will be announced within the next coming weeks.
WIRE: GHOST BEACHJ VIDEO ON MTV BUZZWORTHY
Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach, consisting of Josh Ocean & Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn, have perfected their unique blend of retro & futuristic soaring synth pop with their debut full-length album, Blonde- out now via Nettwerk Records.
Doc describes Blonde album single “Miracle” as “a song that describes falling back in love with yourself & falling back in love with hope. It’s about becoming more self-aware. It’s about not accepting the mundane & believing (even if it’s in your head) that things will get better, and even when you feel disconnected from your own purpose, it’s always possible to reawaken your inspiration.” The vivid accompanying video is full of radiant color & deliciously psychedelic moments.
TWO TWINS POST DEBUT ALBUM
Producer Cedar Apffel is following up his last project, Masterface, with the forceful and sensitive record Anonymous Unanimous, under the name Two Twins. This album will fill up your room like a spray-foam bomb. The 9 songs are propelled by big bouncy beats and kept buoyant by drunken synthesizers, while ambient guitar loops swim and swirl around the layered vocals. Influences from synthpop, metal, dub and hip hop come together to form a cohesive expressive modern style.There is atmospheric architecture to these songs and they swagger in and out as if the city itself was perambulating. Two Twins Anonymous Unanimous is out via Bleek Records on April Fools Day 2014. (4.1.14).
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KEVIN GATES NEARLY DOUBLES HIS FIRST WEEK SALES RECORD WITH NEW MIXTAPE
Bread Winners Association artist Kevin Gates has achieved his highest chart debut landing at No. 3 on the Current Rap Albums Overall Chart and at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 with his acclaimed new mixtape BY ANY MEANS. The mixtape (compilation of songs, versus complete “album”) also landed at No. 5 on the Current R&B / Hip Hop Albums Chart and at No. 8 on the Overall Digital Albums Chart.
On the FIRST DAY of on-sale (March 18), Gates’ sales numbers for BY ANY MEANS exceeded the total amount sold in the FIRST WEEK of his previous mixtape release STRANGER THAN FICTION.
THE WILD FEATHERS TO APPEAR AT NCAA MARCH MADNESS MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Wild Feathers have announced that they will perform at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival, which takes place April 4th through the 6th at Reunion Park in Dallas. The Nashville quintet, who appear on the free outdoor festival’s first day, will join an all-star line-up that also includes Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, The Killers, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, fun., and more artists to be announced. The Wild Feathers have also been confirmed to appear at this summer’s Stagecoach (April 25-27, Indio, CA.) and Bonnarroo (June 12-15, in Manchester, TN.) Festivals. Actual day, stage and set time will be announced shortly.
PEREZ HILTON.COM TO DEBUT BRANDY CLARK’S MUSIC VIDEO FOR “GET HIGH”
Singer/songwriter Brandy Clark will debut her music video for her song “Get High” on PerezHilton.com today, Mar. 27, at 3:00 PM/PDT. The video was directed by Becky Fluke. The song is from Clark’s highly-acclaimed album, 12 Stories.
Hilton has written about Clark several times on his well-read blog, referring to her as “our favorite new country singer since Kacey Musgraves!” On various posts he has enthusiastically written, “This fierce and fiercely talented woman is helping to change country music! Elevating the genre! The women are taking over and we love it! Clark makes music that is confessional and country but approaching it from a smarter place. She’s analyzing and criticizing while celebrating and paying respect. And she is most definitely NOT singing about pickup trucks!!! And her melodies… oh are they sweet!”
STARLING GLOW’S FIRST SINGLE “WE ARE INFINITE”
The debut single “We Are Infinite” (Dave Aude remix) from Starling Glow has been rocketing up the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart with a bullet, making its Top 20 chart debut. Starling Glow recently signed with the newly formed independent LA-based record label Trailblaze Music Group, and will release their full-length studio album later this year. The “We Are Infinite” album version will see its Top 40 release towards the end of April.
THREE DAYS GRACE GUITARIST BARRY STOCK LAUNCHES MEAN CLOTHING COMPANY
Barry Stock, guitarist with the multi-platinum selling and award-winning recording artist Three Days Grace has launched MEAN Clothing Company. Barry’s clothing company offers the MEAN line of “Rock Music/Military Inspired” clothing, jewelry and a wide range of accessories from hats to skateboards.
The official launch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yicTUgRtZU0 on MEANtv, the YouTube channel for MEAN Clothing Company, provides a swift snapshot of the MEAN line and insight into the brand and what it stands for. Barry wants everyone to feel inspired to get MEAN in life and to wear the MEAN brand. He says, “MEAN is about being aggressive, in a positive way. It is strength and confidence. To stand with purpose.” “It is a take charge mentality to go out there and give it your all. MEAN is fired by passion and the drive to succeed, to accomplish whatever it is you set out to achieve. “Live it, Love it, MEAN it.”
The MEAN line is available online exclusively at www.meanclothing.com.