WIRE: SEBJAK BBC RADIO 1 GUEST MIX
Dance music legend, and Size label owner Steve Angello last night continued his monthly residency on BBC Radio 1 with a very special guest mix from Swedish producer Sebjak.
Having already marked himself out as one of the most exciting new talents to come out of Sweden, a country synonymous with producing some of the world’s biggest dance music stars, Sebjak is now making an impression on a much larger scale. Having signed an exclusive deal with Ultra Records, Sebjak is focusing on his massive new single ‘We Are’, released 15th April, and working with his fellow Swedes, Steve Angello and AN21 on ‘GODS’ and Jaz Von D on ‘Into The Wild’, both which feature in the guest mix.
Steve Angello’s BBC Radio 1 residency will reach across the full dance music spectrum bringing exciting new genres and the biggest names to BBC Radio 1.
Listen again: http://bbc.in/1hcaWVY
WIRE: TYNETHYS NEW SINGLE ON SPIN.COM
Tynethys’ upcoming album, Thyluxe, is set to release in later this month. The album will feature previously released single “Hiyah,” which was praised by FACT Mag as being the next generation of “post-Yeezus […] cloud rap.” Keep your ears open for more as the album release quickly approaches.
Check out the SPIN premiere here: http://www.spin.com/articles/tynethys-friendzone-tfz/
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT
Britain’s best loved rock ‘n’ roll band, THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, have released a brand new music video for the track “Take It Back”. Taken from their self-titled debut album, the video for “Take It Back” was filmed with director CHARLIE MILLER of The Mono Grande, and is premiering now on the homepage of Clash Magazine at http://bit.ly/ttmclash
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY POURS
In support of their upcoming, debut self-titled album out May 2014 on local label Section Sign Records, Burlington, VT-based psychedelic pop duo POURS have premiered their new song “Boomcan” streaming exclusively at WonderingSound.com.
TIGA VS AUDION ‘FEVER’ (KiNK REMIX)
Tiga vs Audion’s new collaboration, ‘Fever’, now comes with a storming remix from Dutch tour de force, Tom Trago. ‘Fever’ is a further glimpse into Tiga’s forthcoming new album of which Audion, aka Matthew Dear, is a co-producer. The as yet untitled album follows 2009’s ‘Ciao!’.
TAUK TO PLAY 16+ FESTIVALS
The heavy NYC dirty funk 4-piece TAUK is hitting the festival scene hard this summer with their unique blend of experimental melodic prog rock and sexy grooves. The band’s Spring and Summer lineup includes sets at 16 festivals including The Hudson Music Project, Floyd Fest, Blackstock Music Festival, Camp Barefoot, Mad Tea Party Jam, Rock N Roll Resort, Some Kind Of Jam 9, Blossoms Blooming Festival, Domefest, The Big What?, Under The Stars, Pasture Palooza, Pink Moon Festival, All Go West and more to be announced soon. For tickets and more information, visit: http://www.taukband.com.
DEBUT SINGLE FROM SABATON VIA LYRIC VIDEO
On May 25, 2014, Swedish Heavy Metal band SABATON will release their new full-length album, Heroes, via Nuclear Blast Records. Today marks the release of the band’s first new single from Heroes, entitled ‘To Hell And Back’, which is available for purchase at these online location:
Enjoy the track via lyric video here: http://youtu.be/HYWdgBtSM8s
SHOCKWAVE RIDERZ RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE
Pittsburgh PA’s Phil Boyd and Paul Quattrone formed the rambunctious garage rock duo Modey Lemon in 1999. Originally featuring Quattrone’s frenetic drumming and Boyd splitting synth, vocal, and guitar duties, the duo added Jason Kirker in 2003 and transitioned into extended, krautrock inspired territories. After releases on In The Red, Birdman, and Mute Records, Modey Lemon went on indefinite hiatus in 2010.
FIFTH HARMONY TO LAUNCH “5th TIMES A CHARM” NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR
Pop quintet Fifth Harmony have announced dates for their “5th Times A Charm” North American headline tour starting May 3rd, 2014 in Valdosta, GA. Piping hot off the Neon Lights arena tour supporting Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony (Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, and Dinah Hansen) are set to pull out all the stops on this run, performing hits from their EP Better Together and debuting new songs from their anxiously awaited full-length album. Tickets go on sale today and exclusive VIP packages will be available at www.VIPNation.com, offering fans meet & greets and photo opportunities with the band. America’s only girl-group will also hit the road with Austin Mahone on his summer tour starting July 25th.
LIONS NAMED LEO OFFER “POUND” FREE
From the town that spawned the likes of Buck Owens, Korn and Adema, came the unmistakably unique sound that is Lions Named Leo. Utilizing the talents of two lead vocalists, killer guitar, a trumpet, and a POWERHOUSE of a rhythm section, they are blending alternative rock/ska/punk & reggae, and these four have really captured something different here. Even the celebrity judges at a contest at the Hard Rock CafÃ© Hollywood. CA were happily befuddled. The critique read like this: “great enthusiasm, tight musicianship, but the mix of genres was confusing.”
STUBLEINE FEAT VIOLET SKIES POST “WHIRLPOOL”
But it’s on his bold EP, ‘Chasing Honeybees’, released in February, that Peter’s key influences — Kevin Shields and Phil Spector — really shone through. The first fruits of a promising collaboration with soulful Welsh vocalist Violet Skies, the EP’s five songs revealed a slicker, more direct approach to pop as he fashioned bittersweet girl-group nuggets from lush electronics and fractured 90s R’n’B, assembling a suite of euphoric tearjerkers in the process. “Shoegaze had a big impact on me — Kevin Shields is one of my favourite producers. I’m also really inspired by Phil Spector, I love his dedication to finding the ‘perfect’ pop track.”
WIRE: LYLE LOVETT PERFORMS ON CONAN
Lyle begins his North American tour at Jazz Fest in New Orleans on May 1.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY THE SHOE
“I wanted to talk about a woman’s beauty and sexuality in a way that felt very different from our highly manipulated and sexualized world,” explains Jena Malone to Stereogum, referring to her new music video, “Dead Rabbit Hopes”.
The video, directed by visual artist Alia Penner, does just that. Jena lays naked, adorned with flowers, on top of a grand piano. Embracing the heart ache of the song through celebration, she twirls through glitter and laughs while dancing naked and free. Jena says, “I actually wanted to desexualize my own naked body while upholding its own perfect eternal grace. I didn’t want it to be about lingerie or booty shorts. I wanted it to be about the work of art that you are born with.”
BLACK STONE CHERRY UNVEIL HUGELY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM
Roadrunner Records recording group Black Stone Cherry has announced the release of their eagerly awaited new album, ‘MAGIC MOUNTAIN’ which arrives everywhere on May 6th.
Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden), ‘MAGIC MOUNTAIN’ will be heralded by the first single, “Me and Mary Jane,” set to impact multi-format rock radio outlets nationwide in mid-February.
WIRE: SPACESHIPS PREMIERE “IN THE SUN” SINGLE ON IMPOSE
Spaceships are pleased to premiere “In The Sun” today courtesy of Impose. The song is being included on the latest edition of Cool Breeze Over The Mountains as a bonus track and can be heard here. Originally released on Mock Records in a very limited quantity in 2013, the band has struck a deal with Gnar Tapes (former home of Yacht, Young Prisms, Nude Sunrise, Wampire, Lucky Dragons, etc.) to prep a tape edition of the album for release on May 20th. The band is also putting the finishing touches on what has become an EP for New Professor Records to be released later this year.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY DEAD STARS
Brooklyn trio Dead Stars has announced the release of their new LP, Slumber, out June 17th via Old Flame Records. Coming as a follow-up to last summer’s High Gain EP, the album delivers more crunchy guitars and catchy hooks with a touch of ’90s nostalgia. For a first taste of the new record, you can download album opener “Someone Else” where it premiered with BrooklynVegan
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY BAS
Ceelo With The G’s is Bas’s third visual off Dreamville’s “Revenge of The Dreamers” mixtape following Lit feat. J. Cole and KQuick and Golden Goals. On April 29th Bas will be releasing his debut “Last Winter” the first project under the Dreamville and Interscope partnership. Bas is releasing a song off “Last Winter” next week.
JOSEPH ARTHUR ON LETTERMAN
It was a big night on last night’s Late Show with David Letterman. First, the longest running late night talk show host announced his retirement in 2015. That major news was followed by Joseph Arthur’s stunning rendition of the Lou Reed classic “Walk on the Wild Side”. Accompanied by R.E.M’s Mike Mills and Peter Buck, Arthur paid tribute to his dear friend with the new single from his upcoming album “LOU” to be released on May 13th.
WATCH JOSEPH ARTHUR’S PERFORMANCE HERE:
JOY WILLIAMS, MATT BERNINGER (THE NATIONAL) AND CHARLIE PEACOCK COLLABORATE ON THEME SONG FOR NEW AMC SHOW “TURN”
“Hush,” a new song by Joy Williams, Matt Berninger (The National) and producer/writer Charlie Peacock, will be featured as the theme song for the new AMC drama “TURN,” which premieres this Sunday at 9/8c. Watch the opening sequence here. In addition to creating the song with Williams and Berninger, Peacock produced the music for the title theme.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY ROMAN REMAINS
Roman Remains, comprised of The Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss and Toby Butler, have premiered a new video for ‘Gazebo’ with AV Club. Taken from their new full-length, Zeal, available now via Dhani Harrison’s H.O.T. Records Ltd., the video pairs Liela with photographer, filmmaker and multimedia artist Steven Sebring, who directed the Sundance Film Festival award-winning film Patti Smith: Dream of Life.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY MIKE SEMPERT
Mike Sempert is best known for his work as the songwriter and frontman of the Bay Area band Birds & Batteries. After years of recording and touring, Sempert decided to take a break from the band to focus on other aspects of life. He got a dog, moved to Los Angeles, and married his longtime love. Inevitably, a new collection of songs came together, many of them centered around these changes and the questions creative people often face as they stare into the oblivion of adulthood.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY DELETED SCENES
DC experimental indie quartet Deleted Scenes shared a new track from their forth coming album Lithium Burn today on Noisey. A moving track who’s lyrics are as profound as the building crescendo that leaves no mystery as to why these guys already have two critically acclaimed albums under their belt. Lithium Burn is coming 4/15 on Park the Van Records.
ARTIFEX PEREO JOIN TOOTH & NAIL RECORDS
Louisville’s avant-garde rock band Artifex Pereo has announced they’ve signed with Tooth & Nail Records and will be releasing their debut record, Time In Place, on May 27th. Fans are invited to pre-order the upcoming record as well as stream a new song, “Hands of Penance,” now at http://smarturl.it/TNNstore.
Time in Place, the band’s debut album on Tooth & Nail Records, will invigorate anyone enamored by the multi-instrumentalism of The Dear Hunter, the melodic triumph of Circa Survive, the abrasive experimentalism of Orange County post-metalcore heroes Thrice, or the jaggedly explosive emotional outpouring of Glassjaw.
“I GOT THE POWER” VIDEO FROM BUGZY & THE NO NAME GANG
Straight from the Sugar Hill section of Harlem, New York Bugz and the No Name Gang are about to take over the rap game!! Bugz always knew that he wanted to be a rap superstar. Inspired by the late great 2 Pac, Bugz overcame a great deal of adversity to achieve his dreams. Bugz has worked with some of the best artist in the business. He was introduced to Mase by Big L himself and went on to contribute verses and music to the Harlem World album, he also appeared on some of DJ Clue’s projects and now he is CEO and founder of his own label, No Name Gang Inc. Currently Bugz is working on a visual mixtape with No Name Gang, entitled Gang Life.
NEW VIDEO BY THE ONE ARMED MAN “COLD RAIN”
As a spiritual son of Tom Waits, The One Armed Man, has no name : just a nickname.
In waiting for the release of its debut full-length album, “Black hills”, planned for the April 22nd through Flying Cow Prod, The One Armed Man has just unveiled an official music video, available on YouTube, for the single “Cold rain”.
SKYLIGHT POST “MORE THAN EVER”
The band have chosen a new single, the third off their debut album Made For More. Following the success of Born To Love You, new single More Than Ever is a melodic pop rock song that speaks of dreaming big, having confidence in what we hope for and assurance of what we do not see.
Check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/skylightband/more-than-ever
NILS LOFGREN WILL ‘FACE THE MUSIC’ MAY 27
The stellar work of singer-songwriter-guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nils Lofgren receives a comprehensive retrospective in Face the Music, a definitively annotated nine-CD/one-DVD boxed set that takes in Lofgren’s 45-year solo career, due from Fantasy Records on May 27, 2014.
The collection’s music component, selected by Lofgren himself, comprises 169 tracks, stretching back to Lofgren’s early work with his Washington, D.C.-area band Grin, which he founded at the age of 17 in 1968, and surveying both his major-label solo albums and independent self-released music. Two of the CDs contain 40 previously unreleased tracks and rarities. The DVD features 20 video clips selected from a body of performances as diverse as Nils’ career.
THE GLITCH MOB RELEASE NEW VIDEO
The Glitch Mob proved early on this year that they were a musical force to be reckoned with. 2014 had nearly begun when the trio released their long-awaited sophomore album Love Death Immortality onto the world. LDI marked a career-breaking charting for TGM debuting at #13 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, as they set to debut the album live for the first time on their North America sold out spring tour which includes top billing slots at festivals including Ultra, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball and Coachella, where they will showcase their full live production otherwise reffered to as “The Blade”.
Now, just when their first video “Can’t Kill Us” surpasses 1 million views, the LA supergroup Justin Boreta, Ed Ma (EdIT) and Josh Mayer (Ooah) release the music video for the second single off of LDI, ‘Becoming Harmonious’ featuring vocals by Bay Area avant darkwave chanteuse Metal Mother.
KURNEL MC VIDEO “FREE”
Now established in the United Kingdom, New Zealand’s Luke Epapara, (Kurnel MC) teams up with underground electronic producer, Rob Lewis (DJ 33 UK) in this laid back, 70’s infused, downbeat groove rider which is destined for your summer playlist.
Positive, powerful and a simple yet solid message ring clear as the Kurnel MC flows effortlessly through the instantly catchy and warm rhythms of 33UK’s production.
Since crossing paths nearly 12 months ago, the two have formed a unique chemistry based on great appreciation for all things musical producing Dub, Hip Hop and Funk tracks together with “Free” being their freshest addition.
GREGORI KLOSMAN POSTS “WHERE’S MY MONEY”
Gregori Klosmann is really starting to make a name for himself. With a brand new, purpose-built, 8 studio creative hub in Paris, Klosmann is one to watch in 2014.
The stunning complex will feature 8 studios in total with Gregori’s taking centre stage. He will be joined by the likes of Tony Romera, Tristan Garner, Ravenkis and Guillaume Gautier, who are all confirmed to become esteemed residents of the studio complex. Currently working hard on new material alongside all his friends, the musical output is sure to be huge.
Buy ‘Where’s My Money’ here: http://btprt.dj/1fVTtiD
BALLAD POSTS “SAY SOMETHING”
A Ballad is unforgettable. Ballad creates his art to etch the minds of all music lovers. Ballad is a singer, poet and song writer who was born in Luanda, Angola, now residing in Brockton, Massachusetts. Ballad, a R&B singer born in Angola, released his cover song to “Say Something” by A Great Big World. Ballad recently announced that he will also be releasing a new single on April 16th.
Listen to “Say Something”: https://soundcloud.com/mrloveballad/a-great-big-world-say
COLDPLAY REVEALS THE VIDEO FOR THEIR NEW SINGLE “MAGIC”
Coldplay have revealed the video for their new single, “Magic.” The single is currently available on iTunes. The video was directed by Jonas Ã…kerlund, and stars Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as a magician, with Chris Martin doubling up as both her loyal assistant and brutish husband.
Watch The Video Now At – http://youtu.be/Qtb11P1FWnc
2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
Please be advised that on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 9AM ET / 6AM PT, Billboard, the ultimate authority in music and home of the iconic Billboard charts defining success in music, will announce the Finalists for the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” via press release to be distributed wide to media.
The Billboard Music Awards celebrate their 20th year recognizing the year’s most successful artists in a variety of music genres, including R&B, Rap, Pop, Country, Rock, Latin and Alternative. The night also features performances by the industry’s biggest names in music. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.
THEORY OF A DEADMAN RETURN WITH “SAVAGES”
Roadrunner/604 recording group Theory Of A Deadman has unveiled details of their hugely anticipated new album. “SaVages” — which follows 2011’s chart-topping “THE TRUTH IS…” — arrives everywhere on July 8th.
“SaVages” is heralded by the fiery new single, “Drown,” a snippet of which can be heard now in a video teaser streaming at www.theoryofadeadman.com. Produced by longtime collaborator Howard Benson (Halestorm, My Chemical Romance), the single arrives at multi-format rock radio outlets across the country on April 22nd, the same day the track goes on sale on iTunes.
WEATHERBOX DEBUT “BRING US THE HEAD OF WEATHERBOX”
Weatherbox will release the new album Flies In All Directions on May 13th via Triple Crown Records / Favorite Gentlemen. A hint at what is to come from the San Diego outfit’s third full-length and first new album in half a decade can be heard in “Bring Us The Head Of Weatherbox”, the first track to be released from the album. This spring and summer Weatherbox will tour North America, with a string of west coast dates already on the books and more soon to be announced.
THE END OF AMERICA COVERS CSN’S “HELPLESSLY HOPING”
The End of America rolls out another installment in their Video Covers series with a haunting rendition of the classic Crosby, Stills, and Nash classic, “Helplessly Hoping.”
The video, produced by Yellow Couch Sessions with support from Peluso Microphone Labs, captures a deeply inspired live performance of the iconic tune in HD video. TEOA handles CSN’s signature three-part harmonies with flawless execution.
WATCH “HELPLESSLY HOPING” – http://youtu.be/osFLPulMPg4
WIRE: MR. VEGAS TO SHARE STAGE WITH AMERICA’S BEST
International Dancehall Star Mr. Vegas is set to add yet another milestone to his expanding career. The artiste, who is currently on a multi-city tour of the United States, has been officially added to the lineup for Miami Urban Radio 103.5 The Beat’s 2014 Beat Down Concert at BB&T Centre in Miami on Thursday, June 12, 2014.
Branded as one of the hottest urban music shows in Florida, the 2014 Beat Down Concert will feature the biggest names in Hip Hop and R & B and now also the hottest name in international Dancehall Music, Mr. Vegas.
EMMURE NEW VIDEO “LIKE LA MOTTA”
From their forthcoming, sixth studio album, Eternal Enemies, EMMURE is proud to unveil the video for “Like LaMotta”. Available everywhere on April 15th, Eternal Enemies is a collection of EMMURE’s most pissed off, violent material.