NEW SINGLE BY RAMASES
Unearthed from years of being lost and finally garnering the attention it deserves, the psychedelic rock project Ramases is ready to be brought back to life by Stormvox Records. The Quietus unveils one of the first tracks to be heard off of the deluxe reissue, with the title “groove laden” track being off of the band’s second album, Glass Top Coffin.
HIT THE LIGHTS SIGN TO PURE NOISE RECORDS
Hit The Lights are excited to announce they have signed to Pure Noise Records. The band’s signing news comes shortly after the announcement of their upcoming spring tour where they will play their critically acclaimed album Skip School, Start Fights in its entirety. Hit The Lights will also be releasing a new album this fall produced by Kyle Black (Comeback Kid, Set Your Goals). More information and a full list of tour dates can be seen below.
Nick Thompson of Hit The Lights had the following to say about their signing, “We couldn’t think of a better place to be than with the Pure Noise crew for our new record. We’re proud to be a part of the roster and excited to make more music!”
NO SLEEP RECORDS WELCOMES LEE COREY OSWALD TO THE LABEL
Huntington Beach based No Sleep Records is proud to announce that Portland based indie/punk group Lee Corey Oswald to the label’s eclectic roster. The band is currently finishing their new album, which is expected out later this year.
“Portland, the land of vegan food, amazing trails and LCO. When I was sent some songs from their upcoming record I immediately fell in love, and knew that No Sleep needed to be behind these guys,” says No Sleep president Chris Hansen. “Listen for these guys to be in your ears very soon.”
WIRE: LUST FOR YOUTH SHARES VIDEO FOR “ILLUME”
After recently announcing news of their forthcoming album International, which is set for release on June 10th via Sacred Bones, Copenhagen-based trio Lust For Youth share their video for new single ‘Illume’, which premiered on Dazed Digital.
The track is also available on the Sacred Bones’ Record Store Day compilation Todo Muere Vol. 4, which is out April 19th.
NEW SINGLE BY VEGAS & MCLOVIN
Vegas & McLovin release their new track “Pipebomb”, the first single and title song off their collaborative EP, set to drop in May. All the beats for the project were produced by McLovin with Vegas covering the Rhymes.
The song “Pipebomb” samples CM Punk, controversial, former WWE championship wrestler. Vegas matches the soundbytes with equally scathing lines over hard melodic production from McLovin.
NEW VIDEO BY MAD JUNE
Mad June is proud to present their very first Music Video for their single “Tip Toe”, released last February 4th in every online store including iTunes.
The scenario preserves the signature style of Mad June’s songs. Deep and emotive lyrics mixed with fun and upbeat music.
Director Priscilla Poirier, plays with the introspective darkness of Tip Toe and it’s cheerful, sing along, hooky melodies.
HIP-HOP ARTIST GIO RELEASES VIDEO FOR “TOASTED CHEESE”
Nineteen-year-old Australian artist Gio is excited to release the video for “Toasted Cheese,” off his debut LP Real. His debut project has been acclaimed by the press, “Anybody who enjoys the lyrical musings of Mac Miller or Wiz Khalifa would be at home with tracks like “Party” and “I’ll Be There For You.” (Rapreviews.com), among others.
WIRE: TWENTY ONE PILOTS PERFORMING THEIR NEW SINGLE “CAR RADIO”
Twenty one pilots took over the 2014 MTV Movie Awards with a massive performance of their latest single “Car Radio.” The audience donned the band’s signature masks as twenty one pilots performed, building up to the crowd erupting in a high energy dance party.
“Car Radio” is the latest single off of the rock/pop/hip-hop duo’s album Vessel, released last year. Following the performance on the MTV Movie Awards, Vessel shot to #1 on the Alternative chart on iTunes, and hit #6 on the overall albums chart. The band will also perform “Car Radio” on Late Night With Seth Meyers later this month on April 28th.
WIRE: THE MENZINGERS STREAM ALBUM AT SPIN
Philly punk band The Menzingers are streaming their newest release, Rented World, via SPIN. Listen to the full album at http://go.spin.com/QlNslS. Rented World is out April 22 on Epitaph and can be pre-ordered at www.themenzingersstore.com.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY MIDDLE CLASS RUT
Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Zack Lopez and vocalist/drummer Sean Stockham, Middle Class Rut raised the bar with their latest release, June 2013’s Pick Up Your Head (Bright Antenna Records), which sees the duo opening up their sound. Courtesy of MTV Buzzworthy watch HERE as cartoonized versions of Zack and Sean watch heads roll through an adventurous dream world in the new video for the album’s title track.
WIRE: FEAR OF MEN SHARE “AMERICA” VIA ROOKIE
Rookie has shared “America”, the latest track from Loom, Fear of Men’s debut album, out 4/22 on Kanine Records.
A limited, deluxe two-colored vinyl edition of “Loom” will be released by Kanine Records on Record Store Day. The digital and CD release will follow April 21, 2014 in the UK and April 22, 2014 in the US.
WIRE: GOLD ZEBRA “APART AGAIN” POSTED
Lovers and purveyors of late-night heartbreaking disco noir, Montreal’s duo GOLD ZEBRA are one part darkness, one part light, sometimes french, sometimes english. A celebration about yesterday, a voyage amid analog instruments, melodies and melancholies.
NEW VIDEO BY THOUGHTSARIZEN “HAUNTING”
Thoughtsarizen releases new song and video “Haunting” Directed by Wackoe Films.
A chilly sampled female flows through the opening, before the soulful, heartfelt raps Thoughtsarizen lays down takes you away. The visuals where envisioned by Wackoe as an ode to Portland, Oregon. The melodies, color treatments, visual beauty and coolness of the environment had both Thoughts and Wackoe falling in love with this Pacific Northwest gem of a city. The song is a simple statement to hope, love, and peace.
ERIC JOHNSON AND PROVOGUE ANNOUNCE JUNE 24 RELEASE DATE FOR ‘EUROPE LIVE’
Mascot Label Group’s Provogue Records and Eric Johnson announce a June 24 release date for Europe Live. Guitar Player Magazine cited Johnson as “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet,” and the reasons why are many. Such primary ones as the lyrical beauty of his playing and compositions, his rich and colorfully broad palette of tones, his awesome instrumental agility, breadth and command, and the mesmerizing spell he summons up in concert. All of these qualities can be heard on his new album, Europe Live.
THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO GO VIRAL WITH PHARRELL’S “HAPPY”
Midway through their national Australian tour, John Butler Trio found time in their packed sell-out schedule to drop by Australian national youth broadcaster triple j studio to take part in the acclaimed Like A Version series. Ripping out a jam of Pharrell’s almost-record-breaking #1 hit “Happy”, the video for the clip has racked up almost 100,000 views a day since being uploaded.
FREE EP BY BIG REENO
North Dakota’s hip-hop/r&b artist BIG REENO released his new 7 track EP Watch My Indie Throne today on Hustle Proof Records, which is also available for free download for a limited time. He recently released his new single titled “Home” ft King Los which followed the release of “The Rain” ft Dizzy Wright & Steve Stone. The EP also features the likes of Sean Kingston and Kolten Lee. You can listen to the album in it’s entirety here.
WIRE: NEW MP3 FROM MINIATURE TIGERS
We just wanted to pass around a new MP3 from Miniature Tigers’ upcoming LP Cruel Runnings. “Oblivious” premiered on Consequence of Sound, who said “even amidst the familiar hum of a vintage Casio and the same deeply forlorn new wave vocals, the band sounds freer, embracing earnestness at its most pure and a more realistic sense of romanticism.”
Listen: “Oblivious” MP3
WIRE: SEBASTIAN BACH’S NEW VIDEO “TAKING BACK TOMORROW”
Sebastian Bach fans across the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the new video for the track “Taking Back Tomorrow” on Guitar World.com. The graphic novel-inspired lyric video features Bach seamlessly interspersed with comic book-like graphics. “Taking Back Tomorrow” appears on Bach’s forthcoming album, GIVE ‘EM HELL. GIVE ‘EM HELL is due out in North America on April 22nd via Frontiers Records and is already receiving rave reviews with Screamer Magazine declaring, “Bach’s signature voice is unmistakable and as always almost indescribable, hard to compare with anything else. His vocals are gritty, powerful…”
CODY SIMPSON DEBUTS OFFICIAL VIDEO
Cody Simpson premiered the official video for his latest single Surfboard on CBS’ The Insider and on his official YouTube page, here. The brand new video shows a new side of the Aussie pop star that Idolator dubbed a “leap from the guitar strumming boy-next-door to provocative ladies’ man.” The clip also features Sports-Illustrated “Rookie of the Year,” Gigi Hadid.
WATCH IT HERE:
WIRE: SPIN PREMIERES LONESOME SHACK’S NEW SONG
More Primitive finds Seattle’s Lonesome Shack exploring the depths of boogie and country blues. The trio’s sound is raw and immediate with finger-picked guitar lines, soulful crooning and big danceable grooves. Ben Todd’s introspective lyrics take the American blues tradition to a new level, examining personal history, loss of friends and a burning desire to get to the primitive core of life.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY COM TRUISE
Com Truise takes us on a journey through cyber-space in his new video for “Subsonic”. Directed by Hans Lo, the clip pairs some early web graphics with the steady drum and mesmerizing melody to have you cruise max speed down the information super highway.
TAPIOCA AND THE FLEA RELEASE VIDEO FOR “TAKE IT SLOW”
Los Angeles electro-pop outfit Tapioca and the Flea (TATF) have premiered the brand-new video for their new single “Take It Slow”, which premiered last week and is available on iTunes. The video shot by ENDS (creative collaboration between director duo Daniel Iglesias Jr. & Zack Sekuler), who is also responsible for The Neighbourhood’s “Sweater Weather” and “Afraid”, chronicles the highs and the lows of a chaotic relationship. “Take It Slow,” which was produced by Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath, is TATF’s contribution to Red Bull Sound Select’s forthcoming Limited Edition Split 7″, to be released as free gift with purchase on Record Store Day (April 19) at all participating retailers in the US. PopMatters had this to say about the track, “Just don’t let the title fool you, since “Take It Slow” is a brisk, catchy synth-driven number, a combination of old-fashioned pop-minded songwriting and a state-of-the-art vibe.” TATF will bring their high energy show to Los Angeles’s Amoeba Music (6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028) for an in-store performance this Saturday, April 19th at 6 PM.
WIRE: OFF! RELEASE NEW VIDEO STARRING DAVE FOLEY & BRIAN POSEHN
Following the release of their barn-burning new album Wasted Years, OFF! have released a video for album track “Red White and Black” starring Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall) and Brian Posehn (Mr. Show) directed by The Admiral, with cameos by Danny Carey (Tool), Dale Crover (Melvins), David Yow (Jesus Lizard), and Jack Grisham (TSOL). The video depicts a raucous fascist music rally at a bar staffed by OFF!, who tip off a group of community activists ready to shut the party down by any means necessary. Cue the choreographed fight sequences.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “RED WHITE AND BLACK” HERE:
NEW VIDEO BY THE LEGION
First single by the legendary Bronx trio and D.I.T.C. affiliates The Legion, taken off their long awaited The Lost Tapes LP, available worldwide May 20 (CD/EP/cassette/digital) on Ill Adrenaline Records/Legion Records. “Stereo” produced by none other than Buckwild of D.I.T.C. (Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Nas, Jadakiss, Big Pun, AZ, Black Rob, etc.).
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP7RL-pIN7M
WIRE: CONVERGE SHARES NEW VIDEO
Converge is proud to release the film/video for “Precipice / All We Love We Leave Behind”, directed by Craig Murray (Converge, Oxbow, Narrows). Watch it now at Pitchfork:
Both tracks appear on Converge’s 2012 full-length, All We Love We Leave Behind, out now on Epitaph/Deathwish Inc.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY THE SWANS
Seminal avant-rock ensemble Swans release a new album To Be Kind on May 13 on Young God Records, a 2 CD, or 3 LP set, some 2 hours in length. Trendsetting UK site TheQuietus debuts a stream of “Oxygen” from the new which you can hear here: http://bit.ly/1hUJKW5.
To Be Kind is Swans’ third studio album since reactivating in 2010 and media acclaim for them has been profuse and ecstatic from the outset and I’m including a microscopic sampling of the press coverage of their 2010 release My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to to Sky below.
WIRE: JESSE DENARO PREMIERES NEW SONG “YOUNG & NAIVE”
Soulful singer-songwriter Jesse Denaro is amassing major momentum for his upcoming debut album, Dear, Love, which is due out on May 13th. In anticipation for the release, Denaro has premiered a new song called “Young & Naive” today at Purevolume.com. Fans are invited to pre-order the record now at http://jessedenaro.bigcartel.com/.
Stream “Young & Naive” now, exclusively at Purevolume.com: http://bit.ly/1taKbF7
WIRE: WE ARE THE CITY PREMIERE VIDEO FOR SINGLE “FRIENDS HURT”
We Are The City premiered a new, gravity defying video for the single “Friends Hurt” via Noisey – repost here. “Friends Hurt” is featured on the Vancouver trio’s sophomore album, Violent, released in Canada last year. We Are The City toured the U.S. in 2011 behind the High School EP and three times in 2013, supporting Hey Ocean, Said The Whale and Shad. The band hit the SXSW Music Conference in Austin last month, and a U.S. tour is in the works for this summer. Before this, We Are The City will hit the road in Europe starting April 27 in Vienna, Austria.
WIRE: SARAH McLACHLAN NEW SONG “BEAUTIFUL GIRL” DEBUTS TODAY ON PEREZHILTON.COM
Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan returns with several national TV appearances scheduled next month including performances on Good Morning America (5/5), The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (5/7) and The View (5/8). McLachlan will perform songs from her new album SHINE ON, which will be released on May 6th on Verve Records. When you pre-order Shine On from iTunes or Amazon.com you will instantly receive her new single “In Your Shoes.” In addition, the Shine On (Deluxe Edition) CD is also available for pre-order exclusively at Target.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY POWERS
POWERS first hit the scene with their debut single, “Gimme Some.” The buzz track which hit the top 10 on Hype Machine’s popular charts was featured in a GLOBAL campaign for J. Crew & MasterCard surrounding the 2013 Winter holidays. Indie Shuffle called it, “infectious and damn right catchy” while Stereofox encouraged us to, “Look up indie-pop in the dictionary and the definition will simply list this song; pure indie-pop at its finest.” Their most recent release, “Money” which Pigeons & Planes called, “exciting & forward thinking electronic pop,” also appeared on the Hype Machine popular charts and was released to rave reviews.