PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MUSIC FROM HANK WILLIAMS SURFACES
Omnivore Recordings will soon release the full-length version of The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, featuring 24 performances, unheard for 64 years, from country music legend Hank Williams. Rescued from obscurity, these shows originally aired more than six decades ago; The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 collects material from the four episodes now known to exist. Due out May 20, 2014, the set follows the release of Omnivore’s collectible 10” vinyl Record Store Day EP sampler.
From hits to standards to songs rarely (if ever) performed, this is pure Hank Williams, including playful between-song banter. Featuring fully restored audio, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 is an exceptional listening experience. Painstakingly transferred, restored and mastered from original transcription discs by Grammy Award winning engineer Michael Graves. Williams’ daughter, Jett, is excited that her father’s lost material is not only seeing the light of day decades later, but will be available on CD, digital and LP.
Watch the trailer:
THE 13TH ANNUAL RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL JUNE 19—29
Today Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) unveils the 2014 edition of the annual River To River Festival, Downtown NYC’s completely free summer arts festival. This 13th edition takes place June 19—29 and presents a diverse collection of music, dance, visual art, and unique participatory experiences by both renowned and breakout artists from New York City and beyond. The Festival seeks to provide world-class, free summer entertainment and to inspire residents, workers and visitors in the neighborhoods south of Chambers Street by connecting them to the creative process, unique places and each other. For audiences of one to crowds of thousands, River To River provides an intense and rewarding way to experience and discover Lower Manhattan’s waterfronts, parks, plazas and other hidden treasures. This year the Festival kicks off on June 19 with the public R2R Bash, co-sponsored by Conrad New York, Goldman Sachs and the area’s restaurants and retailers.
NEW VIDEO BY THE MIZZERABLES
The Mizzerables have released their new video for One More Day on BlankTV. The track is from thir latest album, Every Last Stitch. You can view the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keDn5gRH0dA.
The Mizzerables’ Every Last Stitch is available for free download at their bandcamp page at http://themizzerables.bandcamp.com.
CHET FAKER PREMIERES “1998”
Chet Faker has been building a name for himself both in the US and abroad over the last few years, and just released his highly anticipated debut album Built On Glass this week on Downtown Records/Future Classic. TheAustralian producer & singeralso just released the beautifully stark animated video for “1998.” The video premiered on Stereogum, following the premiere of the song on NPR Music’s All Songs Considered last week. Directed by Domenico Bartolo and animated by Grace Lee, the visual links to classic house/rave music of the late 80s, combining references to Keith Haring and the psych-tinged but minimal art of the era. It also combines a narrative of the central character morphing into new forms as old relationships end.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY J RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS
Emphasizing the mediocrity, yet weirdness of day-to-day life, J. Roddy Walston & The Business’ new video for the beat-driven track “Same Days” will both mesmerize and keep your head bobbing. The film, which features an endless loop of intertwined characters, was directed by Brig White and Evan Parsons of The Martin Agency, produced by HUE&CRY and edited by Running with Scissors. Courtesy of Esquire, you can watch the film HERE.
LIZZIE SIDER TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM AT “O’REILLY AUTO PARTS NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS”
LIZZIE SIDER, a 15-year-old emerging Country artist, is set to perform the National Anthem at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals. Lizzie, who has been performing the National Anthem since she was nine years old, will give her rendition on Sunday, April 27 at the event, which will be held at Royal Purple Raceway outside of Houston, Texas.
WIRE: GUITAR LEGEND NEAL SCHÃ–N’S VIDEO “WHAT YOU WANT”
eal SchÃ¶n fans can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the video for “What You Want” on Ultimate Classic Rock. The smoking new track/video is taken from the forthcoming jazz and blues-inspired hard rock studio album, SO U, and includes vocals by bassist Marco Mendoza and SchÃ¶n, as well as drummer Deen Castronovo. SO U features SchÃ¶n along with Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline) splitting vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee’s songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades.
DIAMOND VERSION DEBUT ALBUM & NEW SINGLE
Diamond Version is excited to announce details of their debut album release, CI, out on Mute on June 3rd, 2014. The first single from the album features Neil Tennant from Pet Shop Boys and is a collaborative take on the old gospel hymn,“Were You There?”.
Diamond Version’s debut album pairs blistering electronic rhythms, deconstructed techno and dread static with clipped slogans borrowed from advertising and marketing, in both lyrics and track titles such as “Science For A Better Life”, “Access To Excellence” and “Raising The Bar”.
WIRE: NEW MISSISSIPPI RAIL COMPANY SINGLE
New Orleans’ own Mississippi Rail Company teams up with USA Today to premiere their new single, “Chocolate Pie” today! You can check it out, here: http://usat.ly/1isyIfs. To celebrate the new release and festival season, Mississippi Rail Company will be performing a New Orleans Jazz Fest After-Show at Gasa Gasa on Friday, May 2nd with the Lost Bayou Ramblers. This show will be a triumphant return since the band sold out the venue in January. The band’s unique blend of soulful blues breathes fresh, youthful energy into classic New Orleans roots music – moving music forward via a vehicle of the past.
PRINCE AND WARNER BROS. RECORDS UNVEIL NEW PARTNERSHIP
Prince and Warner Bros. Records today announced a new agreement that will see the release of long-awaited, previously unheard material, while giving the artist ownership of the master recordings of his classic, global hits. At the same time, the deal extends Prince’s relationship with Warner Bros. Records, through an exclusive global licensing partnership that covers every album released from 1978 into the nineties. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
For Prince fans worldwide, the new partnership will open a veritable gold mine. The surprise announcement comes just in time for this summer’s 30th Anniversary celebrations of the artist’s breakthrough album and film, Purple Rain, which were released in 1984. For the first time, Prince will be releasing a digitally re-mastered, deluxe version of this classic album. Other planned projects will follow.
WIRE: STURGILL SIMPSON’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES AT NPR MUSIC
Sturgill Simpson’s new music video for “Turtles All the Way Down” recently premiered at NPR Music. The new song (now available to purchase at iTunes) is from Simpson’s highly anticipated sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, which will be released May 13 on High Top Mountain Records. Of the music, NPR Music’s Ann Powers declares, “The groove Simpson finds with his band is loose and immediate. At times the playing gets almost psychedelic. At other times players circle back on old styles like Southern gospel and do them right. At the center of it all is Simpson, a hot guitar player and mighty singer whose insistence on being complicated makes Metamodern Sounds far richer than most emerging artists’ wrestling matches with tradition.”
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY GENE NOBLE
A Ride or Die. A Bonnie to your Clyde. A Ciara to your Future. After all that glitter’s gone, what everyone wants in life is a bae in crime who will be by your side, no matter what. Disappointed are the ones who discover that they’re with someone who cares more about the money than the relationship. With “Money Over Bullshit,” R&B singer/songwriter Gene Noble emphasizes the futility in putting too much emphasis on materialism and not enough into the connection and chemistry.
Check out the VIBE premiere: http://www.vibe.com/article/premiere-gene-noble-money-over-bullshit
WIRE: THE FAINT PREMIERE NEW VIDEO
Noisey premiered The Faint’s new music video for “Evil Voices” from the band’s new album Doom Abuse out now via SQE Music. “Evil Voices” is directed by Nik Fackler from the band Icky Blossoms that also directed the Sick Birds Die Easy Documentary. The psychedelic video with Nik’s vision portrays an alternative cyber-space realm with fast moving neon lights and graphical simulation.
WATCH: “Evil Voices on Noisey
LISTEN TO TROPIC OF PISCES ‘SYMMETRY’ (LENNO REMIX) ON SOUNDCLOUD
After releasing an infuriatingly short 30-second teaser of his upcoming Tropics of Pisces remix ‘Symmetry’ a few weeks ago, Finnish producer Lenno finally relents, unveiling the full reworking in all its sun-drenched, nu-disco glory with online dance bible Dancing Astronaut.
LISTEN TO TROPIC OF PISCES ‘SYMMETRY’ (LENNO REMIX) ON SOUNDCLOUD:
GUY BLAKESLEE SINGLE “KNEEL AND PRAY”
Guy Blakeslee (The Entrance Band) delivers his first solo album in ten years. Produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah, Yeah Yeahs), Ophelia Slowly, out June 10th via Everloving, takes a step back from the dense rock sound his LA-based neo-psychedelic trio is known for, delving instead into a sparse, spooky dreamscape where drum loops, synthesizers, and the occasional acoustic guitar frame his always haunting vocal delivery. Recorded in New York in the fall of 2013, the album focuses on Blakeslee’s recent descent; wrestling with demons and angels alike, he has come through it victoriously, expressing the hopeful message of a modern day spiritual.
MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK RELEASE VIDEO DOCUMENTARY TRAILER
Motion City Soundtrack is set to release the video documentary I Am The Movie: The Movie on May 13th through Epitaph Records. Motion City Soundtrack culled hours of video footage and photographs from the early ’00s when the band recorded and released their debut album, I Am The Movie first in 2002 on their own, and then in 2003 on Epitaph. The documentary was edited by Melissa Kraemer. I Am the Movie: The Movie will be available on limited edition DVD in the original floppy disk packaging that the album was released on, as well as through digital outlets like iTunes and Amazon.
Watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/OQ2mEooDNHE
WIRE: MATISYAHU’S “CONFIDENCE” PREMIERES AT HIGH TIMES
High Timesis premiering the track “Confidence” (featuring Collie Buddz) from Matisyahu’s forthcoming album Akeda. This is the second pre-release track, following “Watch The Walls Melt Down,” that the Grammy-nominated musician has shared from his forthcoming fifth studio album, which is set to be released June 3, via Elm City Music.
Listen to the track and read an interview with Matisyahu here: http://www.hightimes.com/read/high-times-interview-matisyahu
DANIEL SOBRINO VIDEO “LIGHTS”
Pop singer-songwriter and pianist, Daniel Sobrino, releases empowering EP, Born Again. As an LGBT artist and activist, Sobrino has dealt with bullying from peers for numerous years. Born Again, now available on iTunes, is the product of the bad situations Sobrino has experienced, that he developed into positive messages in hopes of inspiring others. The Mexico City native also unveiled his latest music video for the EP’s second track, “Lights,” currently on YouTube.
EARLLY MAC POSTS “SOMETHING CRAZY”
As the founder of Foolay Entertainment, creator of the Earl Pose, & member of Finally Famous, Earlly Mac, is not just your average rapper, he is a dedicated artist and trendsetter. Earlly’s natural charisma and unique approach to music has gotten the attention of many major players as well as many devout fans. Earlly gained exposure touring with artists such as Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean. After collaborating with artists such as Juicy J, Mike Posner, Key Wane, etc. he has proven to be the one fans have been waiting to see out of Finally Famous. Earlly recently released his new single to Detroit Radio, “Bang”, featuring Drey Skonie, with a video scheduled to be released in April. Make sure you keep an eye open for Detroit’s next star, Earlly Mac.
¡MAYDAY! POSTS “MARATHON MAN”
In memory of the Boston marathon bombings, here are new visuals for the song “Marathon Man” off Believers.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY DYLAN GARDNER VIA TEAM COCO
17-year-old Dylan Gardner is one of a new breed of young artists for whom the internet is a great education, an overwhelming wealth of musical knowledge available at the click of a button. An incredibly prolific and talented songwriter, Dylan has spent the last 10 years absorbing this knowledge day and night. The outcome is his debut album Adventures in Real Time, set to be released on May 13th, which was whittled down from 9 albums worth of material, over 100 songs, which Dylan wrote, recorded, and produced entirely on his own, with final sonic and seasoning refinements courtesy of co-producer John Dragonetti (Submarines, Jack Drag).
Earlier today, Conan O’Brien’s TeamCoco premiered Dylan’s new video for single “Let’s Get Started.”
BINGO PLAYERS’ NEW SINGLE “KNOCK YOU OUT”
“Knock You Out” (Hysteria/Positiva), the anthemic new single from pioneering EDM act Bingo Players, is available for purchase now on Beatport. Bingo Players debuted the track last month at the first-ever Remembrance Festival during Miami Music Week. A portion of the proceeds from that concert were donated to KWF (Dutch Cancer Society) and the American Cancer Society in honor of Bingo Players’ member Paul BaÃ¼mer, who passed away from cancer last December.
ALPHA LEO “JESUS WAS BLACK” SINGLE
God inspired me to record ‘Jesus Was Black’,” says Alpha. “Western civilization likes to take away credit from the original man who is a man of color by exing our accomplishments out of history. Jesus (Yeshuah) was born in a region that was populated by dark-skinned people some 2,000 years ago and the scriptures even give reference of his skin color and hair texture, so why do we constantly see images of him that contradict what the Scriptures say? I am a Bay Area artist who was chosen by God himself to let the people know the truth and to battle against the lies of western civilization. Jesus was not a European, but he was black.”
WIRE: VOGUE PREMIERES VIDEO FOR TENNIS’ “CURED OF YOUTH”
Vogue is premiering the video for “Cured of Youth,” a track from Tennis’ Small Sound EP. Vogue praises the video, which was directed by Scott Laidlaw, for being “a vision of eighties sci-fi replete with a DeLorean and Technicolor renderings of the cosmos.”
ENVIRONMENTAL SONGSTRESS EARTH MAMA RELEASES ‘A SENSE OF PLACE’
Singer/songwriter/eco-activist Joyce Rouse (AKA Earth Mama) has spent the past three years recording a new CD of original folk-Americana songs she hopes will give listeners “a better understanding of our home, the natural world.”
“A Sense of Place” reflects the spirit of Southern Appalachia with songs of kindness, hope, love, Mother Earth, good neighbors, family and life. Some of the songs encourage listeners to celebrate home by protecting the ecosystems, native species, and natural water systems that face destruction in the wake of industrialization, coal mining, and climate change. Others cherish the camaraderie of family members and neighbors who share homegrown crops and help each other out when times are tough. Listeners can experience the region by taking an imaginary flight on an oriole’s wings or exploring the winding Blue Ridge Parkway.
SNOOP DOGG & CALL OF DUTY
Snoop Dogg is going to be a part of an upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts Voice Pack. Snoop Dogg lends his voice for one the first ever Call of Duty ®: Ghosts Multiplayer Voice Packs. Have Snoop narrate each of your firefights, call in your killstreaks, and alert you to enemy activity.
Get the Snoop Dogg Voice Pack along with a variety of other customization items on April 22, first on Xbox Live. A release date for other platforms to follow.
Here’s info and video:
Facebook (www.facebook.com/CallofDuty) and Twitter (@CallofDuty and @InfinityWard).
NEW SNGLE BY ZEDS DEAD
Toronto duo Zeds Dead are giving away their latest track “Hadouken” for free download and this sets the tone for their next EP out later this Spring. The pinging synths counteract the drops that sound more like a wall of sound hitting you straight on. Check them out as they as they make their way around the world including a headlining date at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver on July 3.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY STARGAZY
Check out psych-rockers Stargazy and their brand new single “Golden Hour,” that just premiered on Baeble Music, listen HERE! “Golden Hour” is the second single from the band’s debut EP, The Fashion, and is set to drop May 27th.
Stargazy draws inspiration from a diaspora of musical influences ranging from acts like Radiohead, Sunny Day Real Estate and Dredg. The six piece has been featured on various notable publications to include: Brooklyn Vegan, The Music Ninja, Brightest Young Things, Magnet Magazine, Village Voice, MTV Hive and The 405. KDHX radio writes, “for fans of catchy, new-wavey indie pop the New York band’s sound is pretty irresistible.”
NEW SINGLE BY BEBE PANTHERE
Bebe Panthere is the new solo project from Effie Liu, French Horn Rebellion’s backup vocalist. “Gimme All Your Money” is the first single off her upcoming debut EP, Pink Sweat which was Produced by Baghdaddy of Weekend Money and Robert Perlick-Molinari from French Horn Rebellion.
Bebe Panthere – “Gimme All Your Money”
“JUNGLE” BY JAMIE N COMMONS & X AMBASSADORS
“Jungle” will also be featured in Paramount Pictures’ Welcome To Yesterday, out soon. X Ambassadors just wrapped a sold out headline tour! The Reason EP out now! Jamie N Commons is currently in the studio working on his debut album.
WIRE: NEW LYRIC VIDEO THE CHIMPZ
SoCal rap-metal band THE CHIMPZ are pleased to announce brand new details on their upcoming, adrenaline-injected self-titled EP, hitting stores on May 13, 2014. The EP will include the band’s latest single, ‘War Machine’, which you can watch an exclusive lyric video for now via PureGrainAudio.com.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY JIHAE
South Korean born, New York by way of Nigeria, Sweden, and UK, the multi-talented Jihae has been pouring her soul into on her upcoming release, Illusion of You (Fall, 2014). Now she has released a passionate music video for the album’s first single “Illusion of You,” on BUST, who raves: “mellow out and get lost in the dreamy, ethereal soundscapes of Jihae’s grayscale world.”