WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY DELETED SCENES VIA SPIN.COM
Check out the new Deleted Scenes video for “You Get to Say Whatever You Want” off of their upcoming LP Lithium Burn out 4/15 via Park the Van Records. Dan the singer and Ben Usie edited video from the Occupy Wall Street movement to make this video but not for the reasons you would think someone would use this type of footage to display a message. There’s more to it, evident in the lyrics displayed across the screen. Check it below, share if you like, let me know if you want to hear the whole album.
ROYAL BLOOD TO RETURN TO THE U.S. THIS MAY
UK duo Royal Blood (23 year-old vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and 25 year-old drummer Ben Thatcher) will return to the U.S. in May for live dates in New York and Los Angeles. The trip will follow the band’s recent sold out headline tour in the UK, a slot on the N.M.E. tour with Interpol, a nomination for the BBC Sound of 2014 poll, and four jam-packed sets at the 2014’s SXSW Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas. Tickets for the three newly announced U.S. dates will be available beginning this Friday, March 28th at 9:00 AM local time (ticket links below). Today it was also announced that the band will perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL on August 2nd.
Upcoming U.S. Live Dates
5/12 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY
5/13 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
5/15 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
8/2 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
TRIANGLE SOUND PROJECT FEAT MIKA “WE LIKE EM ALL”
Triangle Sound Project is a new group consisting of Jason Weaver, Sky Keeton and hit songwriter Attitude.
Actor/Singer Jason Weaver is known for his unforgettable roles in hit movies like ATL, The Lady Killer (w/ Tom Hanks), Lottery Ticket, Drumline, Lion King (vocals/ Simba) and as Michael Jackson in Jackson American Dream. In addition to acting, Jason Weaver began his music career on Motown in late 90’s releasing a series of albums and singles working alongside Andre Harrell. He was featured on Chingys’ hit single “One Call Away” back in early 2000 and since then has continued to work behind the scenes in the music business. Jason will also be making upcoming appearances on BET’s new hit TV show “Lets Stay Together”.
Link to Triangle Sound Project f/ Mika Means “We Like Em All”: https://soundcloud.com/macmediapromo/triangle-sound-project-f-mika
ADESTRIA POSTS NEW SINGLE “FAMILIAR ENEMY”
Adestria’s new studio album, Gilded Hearts, will be released on April 29th via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie.
The San Diego, CA based Adestria’s sophomore album, Gilded Hearts, was produced by Nick Sampson (Punk Goes Pop, Of Mice & Men). The album manages to capture the intensity of their live show with technical guitar lines, pulsing drums and thunderous breakdowns. In 2012 the band released their debut album Chapters (Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie). Adestria has started to make a name for themselves in the metalcore world. The young band have toured extensively with Attila, Issues, Close To Home, and more. Adestria is Matthew Alan Anderson (vocals), Christopher Ray Hardison (bass), Michael Jason Yanez (drums), Russell George Klein Jr. (guitar), Brian Kimble Stump (guitar) and Michael Anthony Colasardo (keys).
Listen To The New Song “Familiar Enemy” HERE:
WIRE: AWNING NEW SINGLE VIA EARMILK
Birthed from a longstanding friendship that began while studying music at NYU, Awning is a wildly refreshing contrast to all that is stale in electronic music. It comes as no surprise that Jon Sheldrick and Luke Smith, the duo behind the outfit, are both classically trained musicians who have dabbled in the likes of opera, off-Broadway musicals, and jam bands. Folk songs written years ago by the pair in a dingy Brooklyn apartment are still present in Awning’s repertoire today, if only shells of their former selves. Influenced by acts like The Books, Stephen Wilkinson’s Bibio and Will Wiesenfeld’s Baths, Awning brings electronic music to a sophisticated level by simply scaling it back.
WIRE: BRITISH BAND RIXTON MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ME AND MY BROKEN HEART”
“Me And My Broken Heart,” the first single from UK newcomers Rixton is already climbing the Top 40 charts cracking the Top 30 this week and has also been named an iTunes Single of the Week. Check out the band’s brand new music video for the song, directed by Cameron Duddy, who has also directed clips for Bruno Mars, OneRepublic and Grouplove, which premiered today on MTV worldwide.
WIRE: VEDAS POSTS “RUIN”
DC duo VEDAS announce the release of their debut EP Exhume, which will be independently released by the band on April 15th. VEDAS is sharing the first single from Exhume called “Ruin,” via Nylon Guys. The duo, consisting of members Alex Lee and Andrew Monborne, started as a means of catharsis. “We write what we feel,” expressed Lee, “VEDAS is an open door; we expose all of our thoughts and emotions to our listeners. Music is our most personal expression of feeling, and VEDAS is the result.” Singer Alex Lee’s classical training and soaring high falsetto compliment Monborne’s distinct ethnic drumming throughout the tranquil and ambient debut.
ZIPPO ENCORE ANNOUNCES INITIAL 2014 MUSIC FESTIVAL
Zippo Encore has announced their initial 2014 music festival partnerships. The lineup of top music festivals includes new relationships with the CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival near Atlanta, GA; Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion near Charlotte, NC; Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK. Zippo Encore also continues their partnerships with the touring Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which visits 24 cities across the U.S. this summer.
At each festival, Zippo Encore’s pop-up retail shop will feature exclusive custom lighters designed by the bands themselves as part of the Zippo Encore Artist Custom Series Program, as well as limited edition festival lighters created as part of the Zippo Encore Custom Series Program. These special lighters will ONLY be sold at the Zippo booth at each festival. In addition, visitors to the Zippo Encore booth at each festival can participate in an onsite lighter design contest by creating a hand-drawn design at the booth. The best design–as chosen by festival-goers who visit the booth–will win a Zippo Encore Schecter Guitar. The Zippo Encore festival booth will also offer daily giveaways with their “Spin It To Win It” game.
Leading up to each event, the Zippo Encore Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ZippoEncore) will host giveaways for tickets and passes for each festival, as well as other prizes all spring and summer.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY MILAGRES
Brooklyn indie rock quartet Milagres recently released their sophomore full-length album, Violent Light, via Kill Rock Stars in the US (out now via Memphis Industries in the UK). The follow-up to their 2011 debut Glowing Mouth LP, Violent Light finds the band channeling influences as diverse as Al Green, Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush, and introduces a darker, harder sound for the group.
Violent Light album cut “Jeweled Cave” is a psych-pop number that immediately bursts open with bouncing synths & a driving bassline. Today, the band reveal the striking accompanying video (directed by Mikel Cee), filled with subtle social commentary on gender roles. The “Jeweled Cave” video premiered with Clash Magazine
WIRE: STEPHEN “RAGGA” MARLEY KICKS OFF HEADLINING TOUR + “ROCK STONE”
Throughout April and May, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer Stephen “Ragga” Marley will headline some of the most prestigious venues in over 30 cities nationwide on his Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life Tour. For most up-to-date routing visit: https://www.facebook.com/stephenraggamarley
BLACK KNIGHTS’ MUSIC VIDEO ‘DEJA VU’
Los Angeles duo Black Knights hooked up with Noisey to debut the first visual from their John Frusciante produced album Medieval Chamber. The Black Knights’ Rugged Monk and Crisis The Sharpshooter linked with Frusciante through music mentor RZA who discovered the group. The Medieval Chamber album was released in January.
NEW VIDEO BY LATE GUESTS AT THE PARTY
Late Guest at the Party releases new video for “Gravel”, the first video off their new, full-length album, Repeater, set to drop late this spring. The video gives a Humans of New York vibe by featuring various New Yorkers in a street portrait fashion. The slow-panning, black and white hard stares of the profiled contrast against the electro-pop sound of the background song, inviting viewers into intrigue.
WIRE: TANGERINE DEBUT NEW SONG “NOTHING BETTER”
Seattle four piece Tangerine are excited to debut a stream of their new single “Nothing Better” on MTV Buzzworthy. The digital single, produced by Martin Feveyear (Mudhoney, Mark Lanegan, Damian Jurado), will be released on April 15th via Fin Records and includes the exclusive unreleased b-side “Northern Line”. On the new single Tangerine capture “the whimsy often found on IFC sketch shows and in Euro twee acts like Camera Obscura and Lucky Soul – or, you know, The Cardigans,” writes Buzzworthy, going on to say, “There’s a definite Pacific Northwest edge to the band’s plucky rhythm section, which thumps and fidgets with kick drums and a beard-scratchy bassline. Frontwoman Marika Justad sings with just a sprinkle of sass as she teases her way through romantic lines…”
NEW SINGLE BY JAMEL THOMAS FEAT NEO TEMPUS
New music dropping today from a new artist from Toronto named Jamel Thomas. Teaming up with artist / producer Neo Tempus for the beat and feature, “Acclaim” is a heartfelt record with high energy and inspiring lyrics.
Jamel Thomas Ft Neo Tempus “Acclaim”
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY JOSH MATTHEWS
With the sudden influx of ‘folk’ musicians in the mainstream, few are as different and exciting as Josh Matthews. His new release, Co-Patriot (out 4-19-14), has drawn comparisons to The Fugs, Captain Beefheart & Leonard Cohen.
Part of the fun in listening to Josh’s art-folk is that it’s full of extensive studio snippets of songs in various stages of production, showcasing Matthew’s emphasis on imperfection and spontaneity.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY THE CURRYS
The Currys debut, Follow (out 4-29-14), has drawn comparisons to Andrew Bird, Iron & Wine & Crosby Stills and Nash. The songs on Follow are a testament to the countless hours spent together in musical symbiosis, shaping the words and melodies of three distinct singer/songwriters into one cohesive voice.
They are currently on tour to support Follow, performing on-air at several stations where The Currys are on heavy rotation.
NEW SINGLE POSTED BY BENTLEY PARK
After their support slot with Octane OK earlier this month, Northern quintet Bentley Park are pleased to announce that their debut EP Innocence will be released on Monday 21st April. Pre-orders for the EP are now live at www.bentley-park.com and to celebrate the news the band are giving away previously unheard track ‘Sly//ther’ for free.
Download and share ‘Sly//ther’ here: https://soundcloud.com/bentleypark/sly-ther
NEW VIDEO BY MAKE THE GIRL DANCE
If 2014 will be the horse’s year for the chinese, she’ll be the one of the come back at the gallop for Make the girl Dance. The french electro duo comes back to shining pop with a first extract from their upcoming album to be released later this year. “Dancing in nowhere” is the result of a new collaboration with their swiss lucky charm muse, Solange la Frange. Their union produced today an oustanding electro-pop track in which heady loops and the ethereal voice of the helvetian rock princess clash. An exciting track. Fresh and melancholic. Captivating and twirling. A track made for dancing of course, and to make skirts and heads go around. Make the girl Dance sign here one of his best single. Like a cannon-shot before the electro-magnetic storm of this long-awaited second album.
PILLAR POINT HEADS WEST
Pillar Point is thrilled to announce West Coast tour dates with Soft Swells. The Seattle band will be hitting the road this Spring in support of the self-titled debut LP out now on Polyvinyl Records.
Pillar Point has also released the new video for “Dreamin'” from the debut album. Directed by Jacob Krupnick of Wild Combination and shot in New York, the video features dancer Daisuke from the film Girl Walk // All Day. The video was recently selected as one of Vimeo’s Staff Picks reaching over 100k views in 1 week.
04.29 – Portland, OR – Valentine’s
05.01 – Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen*
05.02 – Merced, CA – The Partisan*
05.03 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door*
05.04 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar*
05.05 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex*
05.06 – San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room*
05.16 – 05.17 – Everett, WA – Fisherman’s Village Music Festival
*with Soft Swells
PETER MUPRHY TO RELEASE TENTH SOLO ALBUM + TRAILER
Iconic frontman Peter Murphy will release his tenth solo album, Lion, on June 3, 2014. Lead single “Hang Up,” as well as the album pre-order, will be available on iTunes starting April 8. Record Store Day aficionados will have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive, limited edition 7” single featuring “Hang Up (Dub Mix)” and “I’m On Your Side” on April 19.
Produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve), Lion is comprised of 11 tracks that possesses an elegant master of tone — bass heavy, stark, shimmering and symphonic. It sustains a heart-in-throat tension from start to finish.
For a sneak peak at Lion, check out this album trailer:
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY JOSEPH ARTHUR
Joseph Arthur, the critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter will be performing “Walk on the Wild Side” the Lou Reed classic on Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday, April 2nd. “Walk on the Wild Side” is the new single from Arthur’s upcoming album LOU – a very personal and difficult album for Arthur to make. But the deep friendship between the two made this a natural way for Jo to express his appreciation and connection to Lou’s life and work. LOU embodies the spirit in which Arthur set about to record his own interpretations of his favorite Lou Reed songs. He performed, recorded and produced the record in his home studio. LOU will be released on May 13th and marks his debut on Vanguard Records.
Arthur premiered the video for “Walk on the Wild Side” on the AV Club which you can view here:
RADIO MOSCOW SHARES THEIR FIRST SINGLE “DEATH OF A QUEEN”
On June 17th Radio Moscow will release their fourth studio album, aptly entitled Magical Dirt. The band’s fountainhead Parker Griggs, along with partners-in-crime Anthony Meier (bass) and Paul Marrone (drums), have cultivated yet another blues-rock masterpiece that crossbreeds late ’60s psych-rock and face-melting guitar histrionics with the foundation-crumbling rhythms from early ’70s hard-rock, and even includes a couple of harrowing tracks built from the bedrock of rural Delta blues. But more than merely digging up fossils from rock’s revered past, Griggs & Co. manage to translate the myths of rock-n-roll’s golden age into modern day truths for a new, younger generation.
BLEACHERS PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “I WANNA GET BETTER”
Bleachers unveils the official music video for debut hit single “I Wanna Get Better” on VEVO today. Bleachers, which is the new musical endeavor from Grammy Award winning musician Jack Antonoff, launched just last month and received instant praise from critics across the music community. “I Wanna Get Better”, written and co-produced by Jack Antonoff and producer John Hill (MIA, Jay Z, Empire of the Sun), is the lead single off of Bleachers’ debut album due out later this spring on RCA Records.
SKIPP WHITMAN “WHITMAN CAN’T JUMP” VIDEO
Visuals for the first song off of Skipp’s up coming album w the same name (WHITMAN CANT JUMP!) produced and mixed by Skipp Whitman (due out in April). while the album is biographical, this particular song is telling the (true) story of his in-adequacies as an athlete. the video tells the story of what happens when a cocky rapper on a basketball court in Queens meets his match in an unexpected place (and comedy ensues).
SETH GLIER TO PERFORM AT CHILDFUND ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Grammy ® Nominated singer-songwriter Seth Glier will perform for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Senator Mark Warner at ChildFund International’s 75th Anniversary dinner on April 4th at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Glier, who is a LIVE! artist partner with the organization, was invited to perform for the celebratory dinner that will benefit Just Read! ChildFund’s literacy program in the U.S.
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AFTER POSTS “EDGES OF THE WORLD”
AFTER was originally conceived by Jose Frietas in the halls of the Los Angeles Music Academy; shortly after moving the fledgling project out to Orange County, they were signed to Skullr Records, and released their first demo and subsequent self-titled album.
A tumultuous couple of years followed as the band underwent numerous lineup changes, but in 2012 they finally started to regain some traction: they hooked up with their manager Don Hamister, released their second album, and pulled off a successful DIY tour.
After – “Edges of the World”:
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY SLUM VILLAGE
Source.com premiered the new video for Slum Village’s “Yes Yes.” The track, produced by the legendary Jay Dee/J Dilla is the lead-single for Slum’s forthcoming 4-side EP entitled Vintage, which will be released this Spring and will include production from Jay Dee and Young RJ. Vintage is the prequel release for Slum’s forthcoming LP, YES, which will be released this summer and includes collaborations with Chance The Rapper, Jon Connor, De La Soul, Phife, Bilal (among others) and production from Jay Dee, Black Milk and Young RJ.
KOOKS VIDEO FOR “DOWN”
Following the band’s ferocious shows at SXSW, The Kooks have unveiled their music video for their new single “Down,” directed by Davis Silis. “Down” was premiered two weeks ago as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record, and it’s a mission statement from a band that have rediscovered what they loved about making music in the first place. The video’s rapid-fire editing and swirl of bright, vibrant colors lend themselves well to the track, highlighting the Kooks’ newfound sense of swagger. Watch the video at VEVO by clicking the link below.
The Kooks – “Down” Music Video
$KINNY NEW VIDEO “MARIJUANA ON EVERYTHING”
Feed Me Entertainment proudly presents “Marijuana On Everything” a new visual from Rapper/Producer $kinny’s forthcoming mixtape Ghetto Disneyland hosted by DJ Carisma and Young California- available for free download on April 7th, 2014, exclusively on Livemixtapes.com The heavy bass, heady stoner track was produced by $kinny. At only 25-years of age, the Saudi-born, Los Angeles-based artist is like Kanye West meets Wiz Khalifa– see for yourself.
Watch “Marijuana On Everything” Video Here:
WIRE: WOODKID REMIXES “HAPPY” BY PHARRELL
You might have heard it by now. Within six hours of premiering on Stereogum, Woodkid’s “sad” version of Pharrell’s “Happy” had clocked over 100,000 listens, a heartbreakingly beautiful string-laden rendition that tugs at your heart.
Woodkid, aka Yoann Lemoine, the world-renowned French musician, director and producer behind acclaimed videos for Lana Del Rey’s Blue Jeans and Born To Die, Drake & Rihanna’s Take Care and Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream doesn’t seem to want to slow down. After the critical success of his debut album, The Golden Age, Woodkid will be bringing his celebrated live performance to Coachella, playing both Fridays of the festival.
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will open at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd St. / 23rd & Lexington Ave) on Thursday, April 10th, giving fans a chance to see Broadway’s acclaimed theatrical rock experience in one of New York’s most intimate concert venues. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com and at the Gramercy Theatre box office.
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN arrives at Gramercy Theatre following an engagement at Broadway’s Lyceum Theater where it was hailed by critics and had audiences leaping to their feet and dancing in the aisles. Mary Bridget Davies, who has taken New York by storm with her critically acclaimed performance as Janis Joplin, will reprise her role. On stage, Davies will be joined by many of the production’s Broadway cast – a stellar, eight-piece rock band as well as her “Joplinaires” – incredible female singers who provide the iconic voices of the blues and soul singers who influenced Joplin’s music, including Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith.
Janis Joplin fans nationwide will be able to enjoy A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN when they perform on the TODAY Show Friday, April 4th, LIVE from Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City.
WIRE: THE FAINT PREMIERES NEW TRACK “DRESS CODE” ON STEREOGUM
The Faint partnered with Stereogum to premiere the new experimental and progressive electro track “Dress Code” from the upcoming album Doom Abuse, which will be released on April 8th through SQE Music.
Doom Abuse is available as a Deluxe Double LP on vinyl and limited to 500 copies in select indie retail stores, the standard vinyl and CD can be pre-ordered in the SQE online store. Additionally the album is available for pre-order now at iTunes. Fans that pre-order Doom Abuse through iTunes will receive 5 downloadable tracks instantly.
WIRE: NEW MINIATURE TIGERS VIA NYLON
The sound is important but nothing is more important than the feeling of the sound. When Charlie Brand (vocals, guitar) was writing the newest Miniature Tigers record, he looked to the sum of his musical influences for inspiration. “I wanted to make something like Weezer’s Blue Album–not exactly the album, but the feeling of listening to that album at age whatever. Something with that feeling that could connect with people.” That’s how the band had started, after all: When he and founding member Rick Schaier (keys) connected over Myspace in the mid-’00s through their love of the same bands. After a few albums, they brought on Algernon Quashie (guitar) and Brandon Lee (bass) to complete the band.
A BREACH OF SILENCE VIDEO “NIGHT RIDER”
A BREACH OF SILENCE have released their ground-breaking new music video for the band’s latest single Night Rider. The ambitious music video literally puts the viewer “in the boots” of the green-faced undead lead character, and into the action of western-style shootouts, fist fights, and a dramatic showdown. Join our heroic vigilante Night Rider as he shows a group of outlaws terrorizing a peaceful town who’s boss.
WATCH THE VIDEO: http://youtu.be/fVjFfxHj59c
WIRE: NEW SINGLE FROM FU MANCHU
Southern California hard rock mainstays FU MANCHU are announcing details of their forthcoming new album, titled “GIGANTOID,” out April 29th on the band’s own At The Dojo Records.
After almost 25 years together, and following last year’s Scion A/V Club split 7″ with friends MOAB and 2009’s “Signs of Infinite Power,” Scott Hill and company return with their first full-length album in close to five years. Recorded with Andrew Giacumakis, singer / guitarist for the aforementioned MOAB at his studio in Simi Valley, CA, the album features a slightly more primitive, raw and ultra fuzzed-out sound than previous releases.
COLUMBIA NASHVILLE TAPS CHASE RICE FOR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
Columbia Nashville has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Chase Rice, Thirty Tigers and RED Distribution. Columbia Nashville will immediately start promoting Rice’s Top 40-and-climbing single “Ready Set Roll” at country radio.
Released independently through his own label, Dack Janiels, LLC, 28-year-old Chase Rice’s Ready Set Roll EP produced by Chris DeStefano and Scott Cooke has sold 68,983 copies to date. Shortly after the EP was released digitally in the fall of 2013, Rice and management company, Triple 8 Management, hired independent promotion staff RPM, to help charge his single “Ready Set Roll” up the charts, and in doing so they attracted major label interest.
BOSTON GEORGE x RICK ROSS x SLIM THUG x RICH ANDRUWS “GREATNESS”
After debuting on XXL this morning, Boston George’s new single “Greatness” ft. Rick Ross, Slim Thug & Rich Andruws is getting picked up faster than LeBron James in the draft’s first round. BG’s solo debut, “Trappin in Traffic”, which is hosted by DJ Drama & DJ Mr. Rogers hits streets in about a month’s time. Expect cameos from Boosie, Scarface & Future in addition to the above.
“Greatness” ft. Rick Ross, Slim Thug & Rich Andruws on Soundcloud:
MALATESE POST “OSTRICH”
The following is from Luke Manning’s review of Malatese’s “Animal Relief” from Charlottesville, VA blog Nailgun Media:
The first Malatese show I ever saw happened at the Harrisonburg townhouse they lived in about three years ago, in-between winter and spring of 2011. It was a sloppy, soulful performance for a crowd barely reaching the double digits; the bass guitar went out at one point, Jon’s cymbals were busted-up pieces of trash, and most of the members of the band were fucked up on one thing or another (as was I); but their noisy, high-energy performance still sticks in my head as one of the craziest sets I’ve experienced. Over the years since then I’ve seen many a Malatese show, and I’ve never been disappointed; in fact, I’ve been delighted to see them mature into the most consistent and talented purveyors of punk weirdness to come out of Harrisonburg.
“Ostrich” – http://tinyurl.com/mkubyy7