WIRE: NOISEY PRESENTS CHLÃ–E HOWL UNPLUGGED
Noisey presents the latest episode of Noisey Acoustics, featuring London-based artist ChlÃ¶e Howl. In the two-part episode, the 19-year-old artist flawlessly performs tracks “No Strings” and “Rumour” on a Brooklyn rooftop.
Watch the episode on Noisey:
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY WALKING SHAPES
“Winter fell,” the hauntingly beautiful second offspring of Walking Shapes’ visual album Taka Come On, premieres with Village Voice today. The video reflects the state of emotional flux, feeling overwhelmed and is depicted by two masked dancers in a confined space.
“The song ‘Winter fell’ came about during a ‘polar vortex,’” singer Nathaniel Hoho tells Village Voice, who deems the tune “much warmer than its subject matter.” It’s a song about being forced to take a break, reflecting and coming to terms with one’s inner demons, while simultaneously embracing the good things and people in life.
NOZINJA THE MASTERMIND OF SOUTH AFRICAN ‘SHANGAAN ELECTRO’ SIGNS TO WARP RECORDS
Nozinja is the South African artist famous for creating the revolutionary dance movement dubbed ‘shangaan electro’. A 21st century reboot of local folk tradition, Tsonga disco, kwaito and South African house, Nozinja has transcended these reference points to dream up an innovative and iconic Afro-futurist strain of electronic dance music. There is nothing quite like a Nozinja production: it is home-grown rave music in its purest form.
A mover, shaker and shape-shifter sometimes referred to as ‘Dog’ by his friends and associates, Nozinja’s infectious persona has extended way beyond his position as kingpin of the traditional Shangaan street dance community and the man behind a vast catalogue of cassettes, CD-Rs and DVDs released locally via Nozinja Productions, into the position he now occupies as a hugely influential soundclash pioneer on a global scale.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY NOELZ VEDERE FEAT FREDDIE GIBBS
Premiered by Earmilk, “Out of Focus” is the third single from Vedere’s forthcoming Bittersweet Victory album, which is set to be released on May 20th. “Noelz Vedere is ready to represent Chi-Town,” says Earmilk, before stating that “this is a name to watch this year.” Earlier this year, HipHopDX debuted the video for “Bittersweet,” while DJBooth later introduced the “Blackout” single. In addition to Gibbs, the album features Sir Michael Rocks and Sunni Colon. The album is produced entirely by German producer Alex Isaak.
Check out the Earmilk premiere here:
HI-REZ POSTS “GUM DROP”
South Flo-ridian rapper Hi-Rez announces the release of his debut EP Beautiful Struggle on May 13, the first release from the newly re-launched Penalty Entertainment with RED Distribution.
Beautiful Struggle depicts the inner workings of the mind of a young hip-hop artist and what his journey toward success entails. The EP will be available for pre-order on April 29, and fans who purchase Beautiful Struggle in advance will receive the first single “Gum Drop” as an instant grat track on iTunes.
WIRE: ANTI-MORTEM GO ACOUSTIC
Oklahoma natives and saviors of southern-infused hard rock ANTI-MORTEM have released their second acoustic performance video, shot in one take at the band’s rehearsal space. “Truck Stop Special” can be viewed on the Revolver Magazine homepage here.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY DANCES
Dances are a rock band, formed in New York in 2011 by singer/guitarist Trevor Vaz. Originally a solo songwriting project, it grew into a collaborative trio in 2013 with the addition of bassist/singer Sam Stoeltje and drummer David Su.
Drawing influence from 60s psych and 90s alternative, the group’s studiously lazy songs explore time, pleasure, and the politics of being small.
OTHERWISE ENTER STUDIO TO RECORD NEW ALBUM
Las Vegas breakthrough rockers OTHERWISE have begun recording their highly anticipated sophomore album, tentatively scheduled for a late Summer/early Fall release. Their sophomore release “Peace At All Costs,” is being produced by Grammy Award winner Dave Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Stone Sour, Godsmack, Staind, Peter Gabriel) at Audio Mix House and Vegas View Recording Studios in the band’s hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. During the tracking of the album, the band will take a break and fly to Orlando, Florida for this year’s WJRR Earthday Birthday fest on April 12th, where they hope to debut a new track.
LEIF VOLLEBEKK TO PLAY NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL
After only three months into 2014, Leif Vollebekk has already had a stellar year with the release of his US debut North Americana and a successful showcase at the SXSW Music Festival. Now Vollebekk has been tapped to play the Newport Folk Festival, which takes place Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI between July 25th and 27th.
Vollebekk will perform on Sunday July 27th alongside artists such as Mavis Staples, Conor Oberst, Trampled By Turtles, Lucero, and Hurray For The Riff Raff. You can find additional information at www.newportfolk.org.
BRANDON SEABROOK NEW ALBUM JUNE 24
Sylphid Vitalizers is the debut full-length from New York-based banjo/guitar shredder, Brandon Seabrook. Named “NYC’s Best Guitarist of 2012” by the Village Voice, his work has been profiled by NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Fret Board Journal, and the UK avant-music magazine, Wire. Seabrook’s work typically reflects the energy, dissonance, and hardworking ethos of the creative rock underground, without falling victim to the aesthetic constraints of scene or genre. Sylphid Vitalizers is no exception, harnessing hyperreal technique and impeccable articulation to stratify ecstatic cacophony, bridging the realms of extreme rock and the classical avant-garde.
WIRE: FRANCES CONE POST “JUNE”
On the heels of a stellar SXSW run, including the Paste Magazine and Rachael Ray Showcases, Brooklyn-based band Frances Cone are set to continue their rise with the release of their self-titled EP on April 29th.
Singer/keyboardist Christina Cone’s warm yet melancholy voice sweeps over her bandmates’ instrumental & harmonic vocal whispers on EP opener “June.” Soft arpeggiated synths are the backbone for “Better Man,” an emotive pop single of booming percussion & melodic guitar. NYLON has revealed the “June” MP3
WHISKEY OF THE DAMNED HIT THE ROAD
Widely lauded in its hometown of Milwaukee as “the best band to party to,” Whiskey of the Damned are taking the show on the road in support of their independently released inaugural album, MONSTERS ARE REAL. Following a hometown St. Patrick’s Day performance at the Turner Hall Ballroom that doubled as a CD release celebration, the five-piece band will be hitting the east coast with its energetic brand of Celtic rock.
The tour will include a mix of Irish bars, music clubs and private events. “Audience reaction has been getting stronger,” enthuses Dublin-born frontman Eoin (pronounced O-wen) McCarthy, who sings, plays guitar and composes most of the band’s material. His bandmates are violinist Gina Romantini, bassist Matt Schuetz, accordionist Brian Link and drummer Andrew David Weber who all contribute to the high energy on-stage antics.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY LOVE CRUSHED VELVET
NYC’s own Love Crushed Velvet has teamed up with Diffuser.fm to exclusively premiere their new video, “Bye Bye Baby” today! The track was originally released on Love Crushed Velvet’s compelling new EP Delusions in September, mixed by Mark Needham (Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, The Killers). Channeling influences from Joy Division, U2 and The Rolling Stones, Love Crushed Velvet blends alternative, glam and classic rock into a contemporary sound that retains a strong sense of melody and edge.
Watch “Bye Bye Baby” on Diffuser.fm, here: http://bit.ly/1oMyK1q
WIRE: OPERA MORT STREAM A TRACK VIA FACT
DÃ©dales is the second LP from Opera Mort following a debut for the inhouse label of the sadly defunct Parisian record shop Bimbo Tower. The project is an ongoing collaboration between Jo Tanz and Laurent Gerard, two figures from France’s contemporary avant garde underground; Jo with his Tanzprocesz label and Laurent with his Ã‰lg project (Ã‰lg’s ‘Mil Pluton’ album appeared on Alter in 2012). They also form two thirds of the trio Reines D’Angleterre with the legendary French artist Ghedalia TazartÃ©s who will be returning to live performance later in 2014. The 8 tracks on DÃ©dales were edited down from a series of improvised live takes of abstract and other-worldy electronics, shifting the Opera Mort sound into more focussed territory and creating a musical language that’s uniquely singular and a direct result of their close collaborative relationship. The album is set to be released on April 14th, 2014 and you can stream a track from the record below.
SECRET BROADCAST HONOUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF NIRVANA’S KURT COBAIN PASSING WITH EXCLUSIVE “bREED” TRACK
Fast-rising Canadian rock band Secret Broadcast (www.SecretBroadcast.com), currently Top 40 on the Alternative Rock Radio Charts, have announced that they will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain with an exclusive track, “Breed,” available as a free download on Soundcloud April 5th. And that honouring was secured with the feather-in-their-cap recruitment of Seattle-based, 3-time Grammy-winning producer Adam Kasper, the same producer to oversee Nirvana’s last recording session.
FREE DOWNLOAD ON SOUNDCLOUD:
MOTIONS POSTS “BODY HIGH MIX”
LA’s Body High label gives us the first look at their newest signee, Motions, in the form of this house-centered mix which also is the first place to hear tracks off his debut EP, All Gone, out later this month on April 29th. Check it out and share it below:
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY RILEY ETHERIDGE JR.
Southern bred and now NY-based Riley Etheridge, Jr. is thrilled to partner with revered music journal AMERICAN SONGWRITER to premiere the video for his new single “Another Time, Another Place,” which features a haunting vocal duet with Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek. The track perfectly blends the heartache of a love affair that for a myriad of reasons cannot be fulfilled, and the longing of what could have been if only the timing were right. A universal theme no doubt, but in Riley’s talented hands sounds both heartbreakingly honest – yet hopeful – that someday.…
Click here to view “Another Time, Another Place”:
JOHNNYSWIM ON LETTERMAN
Diamonds, the highly anticipated debut LP from husband and wife team JOHNNYSWIM,will be released April 29 on Big Picnic Records. The record is receiving early critical acclaim–the duo recently performed their single “Home” on “Late Show with David Letterman” (watch here: http://youtu.be/72BiiNXhjRY) and the track also premiered at Billboard (http://bit.ly/O5kzsz).
WIRE: NEW VIDEO THE RAISED BY WOLVES
D.C.-based indie duo The Raised By Wolves team up with PureVolume today to premiere their new music video for the track, “Freddy Freaker.” The video was written, directed, and edited by The Raised By Wolves in collaboration with D.C.-based filmmaker and longtime friend, James Robertson. As the band explains it, “The video is a surreal exploration of the inevitable and often dissonant evolution of friendships over time.” The song “Freddy Freaker” is off the band’s debut LP Sadie Hawkins (2013), an album that The Washington Post recommends for fans of Elliot Smith, Weezer, and The Flaming Lips.
Check out the music video for “Freddy Freaker” on PureVolume, here: http://bit.ly/TRBWvid.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY CLASSIXX
Classixx have release their latest video for “Stranger Love” featuring Sarah Chernoff off their highly acclaimed debut album Hanging Gardens, out last year on Innovative Leisure. The clip features two teens running uninhibited through the empty streets of LA, and find themselves in some BIG TROUBLE. Well, not quite-but check it below.
ATLANTIC RECORDS SIGNS INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR INNA
Atlantic Records has announced its signing of international pop sensation Inna. The Romanian-born superstar’s electrifying label debut single, “Cola Song,” will be available on the iTunes Store beginning Tuesday, April 15th.
“Cola Song” — featuring JBalvin, one of Columbia’s premiere reggaeton rappers, produced by TJR (Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop The Party”) and Axident (Far East Movement’s “Turn Up The Love”) and co-written by Breyan Isaac (Flo Rida, Pitbull) and Andrew Frampton (Westlife, Natasha Bedingfield, Gavin DeGraw) — was recorded at the famed Atlantic Records Studios in Los Angeles.
LIL JON & FREAKY BASS POST “RAGER DAY”
Hot off his DJ Snake party anthem collaboration “Turn Down For What,” Grammy Award winning artist Lil Jon has teamed with French producer Freaky Bass to create your new favorite day of the year, “Rager Day.” This classic Lil Jon tune is an epic track, which manages to deliver a serious punch without taking itself too seriously.
WIRE: ZZ WARD REMIX “BLUE EYES BLIND”
ZZ Ward tapped innovative EDM artist and multi-genre DJ Wick-it the Instigator to transform the bluesy “Blue Eyes Blind,” originally produced by Ludwig Goransson (Haim/Childish Gambino) and featured on her critically acclaimed debut album Til The Casket Drops, into an electronic banger. The new remix, which premiered today on GoodMusicAllDay.
NEW LYRIC VIDEO BY NIGHTMARE AND THE CAT
Los Angeles-based rockers Nightmare and the Cat formed in 2010, but the musical powerhouses that lead the five-piece – 23-year-old front man Django Stewart and 26-year-old guitarist Sam Stewart – go way back. All the way back.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO
Deep House and minimal techno come together in Simian Mobile Disco and Roman FlÃ¼gel track “Hachinoko”. The video, directed by Jack Featherstone and Jamie Thompson, adds shimery surreal visuals to the mix that give a whole new take on the wacky waving tube men. Check it out now on THUMP.
FATBOY SLIM SERVES UP THE ‘UNOFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK’ TO THE WORLD CUP BRASIL 2014
Fatboy Slim is known the world over for his unique brand of ‘Party Acid House’, something he advocates through the medium of DJing and of course the music he makes. His track “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat” was not only a worldwide hit last year but also became a lifestyle mantra for the hugely abundant new generation of ‘Ravers’ who can be seen hash-tagging and shuffling their way across dance floors and festival fields everywhere.
Gregor Salto – Samba Do Mundo (Fatboy Slim Presents Gregor Salto) ft. Saxsymbol, Todorov
JANELLE MONAE TEAMS UP WITH PEPSI
Grammy-nominated artist, Janelle Monae, and Pepsi have partnered to celebrate music and football by recreating David Bowie’s iconic “Heroes.” Janelle brings her unique sound to the classic, which is available now on iTunes.
Check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/rpmgrp/janelle-monae-heros-master-11
NEW SINGLE BY FLOSSTRADAMUS
You can now listen to the new Flosstradamus track “Drop Top” Ft. Travis Porter in full via Ultra / Fools Gold. Floss’s production a creates presence of its own on this one, might be their biggest track to date. Check it and cop it below.
NEW SINGLE BY KYLE RAPPS
Whether he’s doin’ it singlehandedly or collaborating with high caliber acts like Action Bronson or Murs, the New Jersey native and now Harlem resident Kyle Rapps has a knack for putting everything on the line in his rhymes. More awe inspiring than anything, “The Sky’s On Fire” reunites the Rapps with long time collaborator Belief (Ghostface Killah, El-P,Talib Kweli, Jean Grae) to create an anthemic, yet personal track for your enjoyment with “The Sky’s on Fire.” Potent raps aside, the breezy vocals of Brooklyn’s Adrienne Mack Davis adds a gripping tone to the already catchy beat. Even at the eleventh hour amidst the chaos and confusion, Rapps brings it together to acknowledge the fears, doubts, and insecurities around us.
NOW CASTING: SINGLE PARENTS & THEIR TEENS
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