WIRE: KATIE HERZIG AT PANDORA RADIO
Katie Herzig’s new album, Walk Through Walls premiered exclusively today on Pandora Radio — where you can hear the entire album a week before it’s official April 8th release. This premiere could not have come at a better time, as Katie is set to kick off her US headlining tour in support of the new album this Thursday April 2nd (dates below). Be sure to check out her new record and see what people are saying about the Herzig right now.
WIRE: DAR.RA NEW ALBUM ON SPOTIFY
Battle Hymns is a collection of songs written by UK writer and musician Dar.Ra , taken from various album and EP releases from the past 4 years. The songs go back further than that and actually chart from 2002 to 2014 making it a best of that period.
If your not fully aquatinted with the work, then you will find a source of music that is rich in text as well as harmony, keeping the spirit of a golden age British and American music alive.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY HORSE THIEF
Bella Union is excited to announce the release of Fear In Bliss, the debut album from recent signings HORSE THIEF. This youthful band is a purveyor of a panoramic yet nuanced sound, flowing from intimate to anthemic, the mood from vibrant to contemplative, with front-man Cameron Neal’s lyrics ranging from confessional to metaphorical. The result evokes the wide-open spaces of America’s Midwest but infuses the sense of grit and wonderment with edgier emotions. Click here to check out the new track ‘Little Dust’.
NEW ALBUM BY CECILIA::EYES
Almost four years after “Here dead we lie”, the belgian (formerly) postrockers from Cecilia::Eyes are back with a brand new full-length album, called “Disappearance”. A new record, released as the past ones through the dEPOT214 label (Catherine Graindorge, Nox…), to come on the first lights of May on CD/LP and digital. More ambient and less “post-rock” than the previous records, “Disappearance” will mark a turn into the musical path of the band to an shoegaze/drone experimental universe.
NEW SINGLE BY SPENCER BROWN
Next in line to join Avicii’s label LE7ELS is the super talented Spencer Brown. His 2 track EP ‘Chalice/Double Down’ is out today.
Spencer’s ‘Chalice/ Double Down’ EP is two tracks of big, euphoric house music. Epic and progressive, yet high energy and anthemic, he has the potential to change the spectra of his genre with his unique sound and ever growing audience.
WIRE: NEW TRACK FROM MEATMEN
For the uninitiated or musically bereft, The Meatmen are a legacy hardcore combo from Detroit that originated in Lansing, MI in 1979. A rotating lineup, that has formerly featured members of Minor Threat, Negative Approach and The Necros, and fronted by hardcore’s original funny-man, Tesco Vee. With notoriously politically incorrect song titles like “I Sin for a Living,” and “Crippled Children Suck,” The Meatmen have left a considerable skid mark on the world of punk rock, hardcore and have influenced acts the likes of Turbonegro, Ween and Mr. Bungle, along with notable fans ranging from Debbie Harry to renowned best-selling author Stephen King.
SOHN I-TUNES ALBUM STREAM
Starting today, you can stream the full SOHN album, Tremors, out next Tuesday on 4AD. He’ll tour his incredible live show here in May (dates below) – check him doing the song “Bloodflows” live for a 4AD session. He’s very special (already has over 1M followers on Soundcloud without a release) and this album is magic.
Tremors stream – http://iTunes.com/SOHN
GARY NUMAN “I AM DUST” MUSIC VIDEO
Tachyons+ is a video glitch synth designing team that modifies vintage video gear to create new ways of crafting visual productions for video artists around the world.
The Gary Numan ‘I Am Dust’ video was made using a Tachyons+ video glitch synth effected live via HI-8 camera and a CRT television captured by a modern digital camera. No computer post production was used in the making of this video.
CRASH ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES
Community Music’s crash (versatile vocalist Christopher Richard) is excited to announce a handful of tour dates this spring and summer. He will be supporting Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros for a handful of dates this June, including at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on June 5.
Upcoming crash Tour Dates
May 10 – San Francisco, CA @ SF Oysterfest www.oysterfestsf.com
June 03 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom*
June 04 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Notes Outdoors*
June 05 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium*
*supporting Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
MAPEI NEW VIDEO & REMIX EP
Check out the video for Mapei’s “Don’t Wait” directed by Dori Oskwitz (Jack White, Passion Pit, Cee Lo). The track, which stood at number one on Hype Machine for quite some time and is now over 2.5 million streams is also available today as a remix EP with contributors spanning from Kingdom, Chance the Rapper (who put a verse over it), Giraffage, Benny Blanco and an acoustic version of the track. Check back for her debut LP this summer and check the video / buy the remix EP below.
“DON’T WAIT” VIDEO
NEW VIDEO BY SKRILLEX
Here is the new video for Skrillex directed by Terence Neale in Johannesburg and Alexandra in South Africa.
WIRE: NEW MONOGEM SINGLE ON BILLBOARD
Ethereal and distant, but somehow wistfully familiar, MONOGEM is a mystery ready to be revealed. With glittering melodies and bursts of electronica, all blissfully combined with just a potent hint of throwback disco, MONOGEM returns with their new single, “Wait and See:” a psychedelic electro journey, as infectious as it is affectionate.
ARMONIGHT VIDEO “NIGHT OF ILLUSIONS”
In the last year and a half, Armonight played a long series of concerts in the UK, Switzerland,Netherlands, France (and, of course, Italy) feeding an increasingly large group of fans.From August 2014 (venues yet to be confirmed), the band from Vicenza will be touring to mark the release of “Recover”- these dates will see the hard rock group performing around Europe from August 29 to September 20. The ten tracks on “Recover” are a mix of rock-style Armonight but, unlike previous work, namely the debut “Suffering And Passion” in 2010 and the subsequent “Tales From The Heart”, dated 2012, the new studio effort has numerous catchy guitar riffs from the first listen.
WILLIAM ARCANE SINGLE “REFLECTED”
William Arcane returns with his new single ‘Reflected’. Arcane states his intentions with swirling ambience that drops into an uplifting vocal hook set to a two step beat and trademark repitched vocal stabs. B side ‘Fade’ is beatless but is based around a simple but irresistible driving rhythm. Arcane takes influence more from the dance floor for this release showing progression from his debut EP ‘Permanence’.
RUBICON CROSS TO RELEASE DEBUT FULL LENGTH + “BLEED WITH ME”
Rubicon Cross, featuring award winning vocalist C J Snare (from multi-Platinum selling, world renowned band, Firehouse) and guitar virtuoso Chris Green (of Pride/Furyon) will release its debut, self-titled, full-length record on May 19, 2014, on INgrooves.
Now hailing from Chicago, C J Snare and Chris Green first met while on tour in Europe when they shared the stage at a rock festival in Madrid. A close friendship was forged through sharing a decade of life experience that would ultimately serve as the creative nucleus for this project.
Check out the video for “Bleed With Me”:
ETHAN BROSH “SPACE INVADERS” VIDEO
The buzz continues to build for guitar hero Ethan Brosh, and it will undoubtedly only grow stronger now that a brand new video has been filmed for one of the many standout tracks from his latest album, ‘Live the Dream,’ titled “Space Invaders.”
The clip puts Brosh’s impressive six-string skills front and center, which can be viewed by following this link:
ICONA POP FEAT TY DOLLA $IGN
Swedish duo Icona Pop premiere “It’s My Party” ft. Ty Dolla $ign–a new remix tribute to Lesley Gore’s 1963 pop anthem, out today via Record Company TEN/Big Beat/Atlantic Records via: http://smarturl.it/IconaPopParty.
Be sure to catch Icona Pop live on the road on their current North American BANGERZ tour supporting Miley Cyrus.
WIRE: BLACK GIRLS SINGLE “BUYIN’ TIME”
Richmond’s Black Girls have emerged from the miasma of modern rock, channeling decades of good vibrations. The quintet’s second full-length studio album, Claire Sinclaire, is a mastery of hazy, psychedelic soul injected with dollops of glam, surf and pop. This 9-song genre-bender of an LP is out April 1 in time for a US tour. The Line Of Best Fit has an exclusive premiere of the lead-off single “Buyin’ Time.”
WATCH “BUYIN’ TIME” VIDEO
MIKAEL JORGENSEN “SOYBOT” STREAM
The Cheetah is a meticulously crafted album of brave, atmospheric instrumental music from Mikael Jorgensen and collaborators Chris Girard and Greg O’Keeffe, now newly reissued on Butterscotch Records.
Jorgensen recorded these twelve songs between 2001 and 2003 at SOMA Electronic Music Studios in Chicago, the studio owned by John McEntire of Tortoise where Jorgensen worked when he first hooked up with Wilco. Gears soon shifted for Jorgensen as he went on to record and then join Wilco, and The Cheetah was set aside for some time before its first release in 2009.
ILL BLU SIGN TO ISLAND RECORDS & NEW SINGLE
North West London duo iLL BLU announce today that they have signed to Island Records and their first single will be ‘Blu Magic’ Ft Max Marshall impacting 5th May 2014.
iLL BLU AKA Darius and James can trace their credentials to being one of top producers that emerged in 2008’s UK Underground music scene. That year they created Princess Nyah’s ‘Frontline’ together at their home studio, recording vocals in the bathroom. It was one of the key songs of the Underground movement driven by DJs like Marcus Nasty at Rinse FM, Pioneer and Cameo. Like most UK Underground tracks, it mixed a ghetto outlook with the sensuality of the female vocal, the Carnival Dem bow rhythm and the garage and tribal house production energy.
BOB MOULD: “HEY MR. GREY”
Fresh off two triumphant sets at South By Southwest that debuted a good chunk of his upcoming Beauty & Ruin, Bob Mould has unveiled a first glimpse of that compact epic: The album track “Hey Mr. Grey” is now available to stream at
WOMAN’S HOUR POSTS “CONVERSATIONS”
London’s Woman’s Hour today announce their debut album Conversations will be released through Secretly Canadian on July 15th. In celebration of the announcement, the band have also released a stream of their new single and album’s title track. “Conversations” offers a different facet of Woman’s Hour with its propulsive rhythm and intimate vocals that mirror the song’s lyrics about the secret world and language every couple develops.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY HOW TO BE TOPP
How to be Topp’s first songs were written while singer/guitarist Yona Prochnik was a student in Montreal. Utilizing a 12-string acoustic Gibson from the 1960’s and self-taught alternate tunings, these early songs pushed the sonic possibilities of acoustic folk-pop. After moving back to Brooklyn, Yona teamed up with Elan Fraser (organ and keyboards) whose catchy riffs and swelling chords gave the songs a vintage tone reminiscent of The Band and Neil Young.
WIRE: MEMOIR PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “MINIMUM WAGE (THE HEIST)”
Indie-soul trio Memoir just premiered their new single “Minimum Wage (The Heist)” on Idolator! The track is the third single off their upcoming full-length debut album Fire In Me, out April 29th. Idolator calls the track a “Motown-esque stomper” and an “indie-soul throwdown”.
“AT NIGHT IN DREAMS” THE NEW VIDEO FROM WHITE DENIM
Austin, TX-based band White Denim is partnering with Vevo, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, for the world premiere of the video for “At Night In Dreams,” the new single from Corsicana Lemonade. The clip, which was directed by acclaimed Texas artist Brian K. Jones of the art duo Chuck & George, pays homage to iconic Big Tex, a 52-ft. tall mechanical talking cowboy that went up in flames on October 19 – the final day of the 2012 Texas State Fair and Big Tex’s 60th birthday.
WIRE: OFF! STREAM AT NYT
OFF! are sharing a stream of their new album Wasted Years (out 4/8 on VICE) via New York Times today. The (analog) self-recorded album is far and away the darkest, heaviest material the band has produced.
“EXTRA’S ‘THE VOICE’ BOOTCAMP EXPERIENCE”
Every aspiring singer and fan of NBC’s “The Voice” – the Emmy ® Award—winning singing competition series and No. 1 reality show – has imagined hanging out with superstar coaches Adam Levine, Shakira, Blake Shelton and Usher. How great it would be to spend time with them as well as go behind the scenes with those folks who help shape the style and look of the competitors. Now, for the first time, long-running entertainment news magazine “Extra” is teaming up with “The Voice” to send one singer to “Extra’s ‘The Voice’ Bootcamp Experience.”
CHEVROLET AND THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS TEAM UP
The Billboard Music Awards and Chevrolet are teaming up to celebrate the impact of this year’s hitmakers with the second annual Milestone Award at the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” broadcasting live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18 on ABC at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Fans can vote for their favorite Milestone artist online and enter a contest for a chance to win an opportunity to present the award live at this year’s event alongside global music superstar and Billboard Music Award winner Kelly Rowland.
Voting is now open on http://Billboard.com/milestone
WIRE: WALL STREET JOURNAL PREMIERES NEW ANGÃ‰LIQUE KIDJO VIDEO
The Wall Street Journal is premiering the new music video for Grammy-winning artist AngÃ©lique Kidjo’s “Eva,” featuring French-Nigerian recording artist Aá¹£a and directed by Kevin J. Custer, here: http://on.wsj.com/1hw1r2r.
The video was produced in conjunction with Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign, and the song is from Kidjo’s critically acclaimed new album, Eve, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s World Music chart, as well as on iTunes and Amazon in both the U.S. and Canada.
WIRE: VINYL THIEF LIVE ON BAEBLE
Electro-rock outfit, Vinyl Thief, have premiered a new live music video for their song “Slow Down” on BaebleMusic today! Watch the video here: bit.ly/1gUHRyk. “Slow Down” is off their new EP, “Stop Motion.” A four-song preview to the band’s upcoming full-length, “Fathoms,”the EP has fans and critics eager to hear more,with support pouring out from the likes of VICE’s Noisey, PASTE, Diffuser.fm, NYLON Guys and The Deli Magazine, who coined the new release “so completely, flawlessly realized…”
BUFFALO BLACK POSTS “BAD SEED”
Today, CMG & Buffalo Black release lead single “Bad Seed” for highly anticipated EP “RedPillWondrland”! The recently Approved by Spike Lee Artist, Buffalo Black’s EP “RedPillWondrLand” is slated for a release date of 4.29.14. As one can quickly see, Buffalo Black is NOT your run in a mill rapper or artist for that matter, but a very well-spoken & versed, menagerie of talent, hunger and creativity. With this latest project, he is poised to take not only the Nation but the World but storm.
“Bad Seed”: https://soundcloud.com/jmilblk/bad-seed
WIRE: ROLL THE TANKS SIGN TO EPITAPH
East coast-to-LA transplants Roll The Tanks have signed to Epitaph and will release release their hook-laden debut album Broke Til Midnight on May 27. In the animated clip accompanying the single “Goodnight Jimmy Lee” Roll The Tanks is paid a visit from a famous blogger while in the studio. But things take a wrong turn after a rock n roll accident lands the blogger in the emergency room.
Watch what happens over at Pure Volume now:
WIRE: BOYTOY PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “TV DREAMS”
“TV Dreams” is featured on the band’s upcoming self-titled debut EP, due out May 13 on PaperCup Music. After taking their high-octane live show down to Austin for the SXSW Music Conference, BOYTOY, featuring Saara Untracht Oakner and Glenn Van Dyke on vocals & guitar, with Matty Beans on drums will be previewing the record in New York City every Thursday in April at Niagara (10pm), starting this week. BOYTOY recorded the record with Chris McLaughlin at his 1867 Studio in Chelsea, MA.
WIRE: MAX COLLINS VIDEO FOR “SPORTS BAR”
Eve 6 frontman Max Collins released a music video for his single “Sports Bar” on VICE’s Noisey today. In the video, Max is performing live at an old western tavern surrounded by creatures that want him dead and a Native American man who wants to save him. In the end, it’s the creatures who prevail. Watch the video for “Sports Bar” here: http://bit.ly/1llm3LF. “Sports Bar” is off Max’s debut solo album Honey From The Ice Box, which is set to release on May 6th.
CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH FIRST TRACK “COMING DOWN”
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have announced the release of its new record, Only Run, on June 3. Yesterday, Pitchfork premiered Only Run’s first track, “Coming Down.” Only Run, like the band’s first three records, will be marketed and distributed directly and independently by them. While this ethos initially struck a chord with fans when the band started, it was always truly an extension of lead singer/songwriter Alec Ounsworth’s core belief: “The general rule is to be appreciative of your audience,” he recently told Fast Company magazine. “If you can organize and are motivated, you should approach fans directly.”
NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL APP
Festival season has begun, and now through the end of summer, concert-goers have their pick from incredible shows from all corners of the country! Co-founded by the creator of Expedia, Trover is a discovery app that uses enhanced geo-location abilities to allow users to share insider locations with like-minded users. The photo-sharing platform combines the best of sites like Pinterest and Yelp, helping people to discover hidden gems they may otherwise miss through a stunning visual interface.