WIRE: SHERRY LYNN NEW VIDEO “GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS”
Sherry Lynn’s rip-roarin’ good time “Girls Will Be Girls” video premieres today on CMT.com.
The “Girls Will Be Girls” clip offers a visual feast filled with fun images of classic cars, a bachelorette party and lissome line-dancers, while the song’s hooky chorus and melodic riffs make for a toe-tapping sonic boom. Tom Frkovich (Kennedy Center, Amazon, United Way), produced the video, which was filmed in New Jersey. Various locations include the Tombstone Saloon (Buena), Joe’s Lean To Garage (Franklinville) and Paulsboro High School (Paulsboro). Additional footage was captured at a private home in Paulsboro. Nicole Agostino (Silver Linings Playbook) and Frkovich shared director’s credits.
WIRE: LES JUPES PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “INTROVERSION”
Les Jupes premiered their new single, “Introversion” today via Wondering Sound – repost here – in advance of its May 6 release date on Head In The Sand, b/w a cover of Sky Ferreira’s “Nobody Asked Me (If I Was Okay)”. The Winnipeg quartet will take to the road on a two-week run of dates, in support, starting May 8 in Chicago, while also previewing songs off their upcoming Fall full-length, which the band recently finished recording in Montreal with producer Marcus Paquin (The National/Stars/Local Natives).
WIRE: BOUNCE QUEEN BIG FREEDIA NEW SINGLE
Reigning Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, is proud to announce the release of her much anticipated LP, Just Be Free (June 17), that will coincide with the airing of Season 2 of FUSE TV’s hit reality show, “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce.” Her first official album, Just Be Free, is ten brand new tracks of electro bounce, which will be released on her own label, Queen Diva Music and distributed by The Orchard. Production on the album is shared by New Orleans producer–and regular collaborator–BlaqNMilD, along with Oakland producer Thomas McElroy (En Vogue, Raphael Saadiq, Madonna).
COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR JOSH TURNER RELEASES HIS FIRST BOOK
Country music superstar Josh Turner, who has sold more than five million albums and entertained fans with sold-out shows across the nation, will release his first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood, tomorrow, April 29. The book is centered on his Christian faith, with Turner telling stories and revealing lessons learned throughout his life as a father, husband, son, brother, and friend. Man Stuff, featuring a forward written by “Duck Dynasty” star Jase Robertson, is published by Thomas Nelson, an imprint of Harper Collins Christian Publishing.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY THE STRIVE
Pop/rock force, The Strive has exclusively premiered their new video “Keep Dreaming” on Alternative Press today! Released as a single earlier this month, “Keep Dreaming” is officially available for purchase on iTunes, here: http://bit.ly/1nEHRlT. With a hard rock edge, The Strive is breaking ground with a fiery, infectious spin on today’s power-pop vibe.
“Keep Dreaming” OnAlternative Press, Here: http://bit.ly/RLM8dk
D.O. “STILL IN IT” VIDEO
Toronto rapper and Northstarr label head D.O. (short for ‘Defy the Odds’) presents the music video for “Still In It”, his new single from Down Home, D.O.’s new album produced entirely by JUNO award-winning producer Classified and also featuring Joell Ortiz, Saukrates, Chad Hatcher, Maestro Fresh Wes, Mic Boyd, Spesh K, J-Bru and Jake Boyd. D.O. is the 2003 Guinness World Record holder for longest freestyle rap (video), a regular public speaker with his own school tour program Stay Driven, a Toronto Independent Music Award nominee (for his 2007 album Northstarr), a #1 CMJ artist and regularly performs internationally, most recently performing as one half of the duo Art Of Fresh alongside Snoop Dogg and ASAP Rocky at Croatia’s Fresh Island Fest, Europe’s biggest beach festival.
DAMON ALBARN ADDS U.S. HEADLINE DATES
Damon Albarn will be making his way from Governor’s Ball to Bonnaroo this June and is pleased to confirm some new U.S. stops in between. In additional to his previously announced festival dates, Damon will headline New York’s Irving Plaza followed by stops in Boston, Baltimore, Raleigh and Atlanta. A limited number of Damon Albarn VIP packages will be available for these dates, visit http://damonalbarnmusic.com for details on these and general on-sale dates.
THE DELTA MODE POST “YOU AND I”
Internationally recognized German metal monsters Syqem have unveiled their EDM project The Delta Mode with the release of the original single, “You And I.”
A powerful Electro-House banger featuring explosive bass masterfully balanced against pulsating synths, “You And I” is a captivating fusion of all of the best elements of cross-genrefication with a big room sound reminiscent of Knife Party.
JENNY SCHEINMAN’S ‘THE LITTLEST PRISONER’
The Littlest Prisoner, the latest from critically-hailed singer, violinist, composer and arranger Jenny Scheinman, will be released May 6 on Sony Masterworks. Her eighth studio album, The Littlest Prisoner follows Scheinman’s 2012 release Mischief & Mayhem, which All About Jazz called “a near-flawless package of musical craftsmanship.” Scheinman, whom The New York Times has called “full of playful ideas” and “a soulful, generous improviser.”
Mixed by Grammy-nominated producer, Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case, My Morning Jacket and Sufjan Stevens), the album was recorded in just three days of studio tracking in Martine’s Flora Studio in Portland, Oregon.
Of the album, Scheinman says that she “had always imagined that this album would have a sort of Buddy Miller acoustic Americana sound,” however, “as fate would have it I ended up bringing the material into the ethereal, moody, stripped down world of my trio with Bill Frisell and Brian Blade. This added a sense of newness, risk and adventure to the process, which was extremely exciting.”
WIRE: THE HOLD STEADY RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “I HOPE THIS WHOLE THING DIDN’T FRIGHTEN YOU”
The Hold Steady have released a new video for the song “I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten You,” the first track from their recently released album, Teeth Dreams (Positive Jams/Washington Square). The high-energy clip directed by Brooks Jones was shot at the already legendary 10th anniversary show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in February and shows the band on stage in full-throttle, and cuts in exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
WIRE: SPANISH GOLD NEW SONG “DAY DRINKIN” PREMIERES AT GQ
Spanish Gold will perform on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Tuesday, June 3. The trio, which features drummer Patrick Hallahan (My Morning Jacket), guitarist Adrian Quesada (formerly of Grupo Fantasma) and guitarist and lead vocalist Dante Schwebel (City and Colour, formerly of Hacienda), will perform material from their forthcoming debut album South of Nowhere, which will be released May 27 on BMG/Del Mar Records (pre-order now: iTunes, Amazon CD, Amazon LP).
NEW SINGLE BY JON MCKIEL
Jon McKiel returns with his self-titled EP, available from Headless Owl Records on June 03, 2014. Noisey recently debuted the video for I Know (I Know) from the album.
Comprised of six, sure, rock and roll songs, Jon McKiel is a consice record emboldened by McKiel’s rigorous experimentation and collaboration with producer/improviser Jay Crocker (Ghostkeeper, No More Shapes). Here again, McKiel’s warm, plaintive voice and considered poetry blend with charming pop craft, analog tetures, and thick guitar tones, creating powerful, emotive, but somehow unassuming indie rock.
WIRE: NEW ALBUM BY MYSTIC BRAVES POSTED
It’s no wonder why The Zombies asked Mystic Braves to open their L.A. show last year. While the hometown favorites were barely even a blip on their respective parents’ radars when Odessey and Oracle was released, the psych-steeped five-piece sounds like they stepped straight out of the ’60s. And not in an obvious, someone’s-been-studying-their Nuggets-comps-until-the-grooves-give-out sort of way, either. We’re talking a richer, fuller plot of references (garage-borne greats like The Electric Prunes, The Chocolate Watchband and The Music Machine) that filter the band’s hook-centric purple haze through robust organ rolls, runaway guitar riffs, heat-stroked horns and a rhythm section that can only be described as “restless”.
ROYSKOPP AND ROBIN SINGLE OUT TODAY
Do It Again,” from the Do It Again mini album, available May 26th on Cherrytree / Interscope Records, is one of the most effervescent, effortlessly uplifting electro-pop tunes of recent years, and started life as a rave-inspired throwback. The inspiration for the “accidental pop song” came after a night out together in Bergen. It was just one of 5 tracks inspired by each other’s company, which compelled RÃ¶yksopp and Robyn to create something they had never done before. The ‘Do It Again’ mini album represents the perfect coming together of three very original musical minds.
Lyric video for “Do It Again”: http://youtu.be/HIG7PVa8SS8
“Do It Again” Single + eEP Pre-Order : http://smarturl.it/RRDoItAgain
THE ERNIE BALL BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The Ernie Ball Warped Tour Battle of the Bands is back for its 18th year and excited to discover the next round of up-and-coming talent! Bands have the opportunity to win amazing prizes and have their music heard by both industry professionals and fans across the globe. Sign up NOW for the chance to play live at Warped Tour 2014!
The Grand Prize winner will receive over $35,000 in gear and prizes including:
* $15,000 Guitar Center shopping spree
* Ernie Ball Music Man endorsement
* 3-song EP recorded with John Feldman
* Feature in Alternative Press magazine
* $500 shopping spree at Journeys
* $20,000 worth of gear from Blackstar Amps, Zildjian Cymbals, DW Drums, Apogee, TC Electronic, Electro-Voice, JH Audio, and Mark Bass
WIRE: STREAM R.E.M.’s 2001 UNPLUGGED VERSION OF “THE ONE I LOVE” VIA ROLLING STONE
R.E.M. delivered two knockout performances on MTV’s acclaimed “Unplugged” series, the first in 1991 and the other in 2001, giving them the unique distinction of being the only band to appear on the series twice. Surprisingly, audio from both shows has never been available, making these some of the most demanded music in the R.E.M. vaults. That all changed on Record Store Day 2014, when Rhino released both performances as a limited edition, four-LP vinyl set. The collection includes every performance from the original broadcasts, as well as 11 songs that never aired. Following the sell-out of the limited edition vinyl Rhino will release the collection digitally and as a 2-CD set on May 19th.
WIRE: BRET MICHAELS NEW SINGLE
On April 1, iconic singer/songwriter Bret Michaels released “A Beautiful Soul,” a heartfelt new solo single, to a worldwide audience. Celebrating the release on the April 2 edition of “Oprah’s Lifeclass,” a groundbreaking program on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Michaels performed “A Beautiful Soul,” making an instant splash around the globe as millions of viewers from various countries were tuned in to this interactive TV show. The full 75-minute episode is available on demand at http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/Full-Episode-Lifeclass-with-Bret-Michaels-Video and the digital single is available at all digital retailers and streaming services.
In the accompanying music video for “A Beautiful Soul,” rich vivid colors add poignancy to the emotional sincerity of the Michaels’ lyrics about love and loss. It’s a powerful combination of sentiment and imagery that resonates immediately, and deeply, to all those encounter it. Evidence of its cultural impact has been swift and pronounced as the video has generated over 2 million views in its first three weeks.
“A Beautiful Soul” http://youtu.be/u6inD3h6avg
NEW VIDEO BY THE EMPERORS OF WYOMING
Emperors Of Wyoming boasts a seamless melding of American roots music country-and-western, bluegrass and folk bridging new and old. Cutting edge technology is used to record mainly venerable acoustic instruments. The mix of rootsy styles is spiced with subtle hints of spaghetti western, surf-music, hard rock and pop-rock into a distinctive and original sound. There’s no filler — it’s a satisfying listen from the first track to last. Yeah, it did take a long time to get here, but the Emperors of Wyoming wouldn’t have it any other way.
THE BOTS ANNOUNCE LIVE DATES
Los Angeles duo The Bots (Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei) today announced upcoming live dates, including numerous support dates with Dropkick Murphys. The shows will kick off on May 3rd in Lake Buena Vista, FL and will include the band’s debut performance at Bonnaroo. See below for a complete list of dates.
The Bots Live Dates
5/3 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL*
5/5 – Jannus Landing – St. Petersburg, FL*
5/7 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC*
5/8 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC*
5/9 – Orton’s Music & Billiards – Wilmington, NC
5/12 – Bogies – Albany, NY
5/13 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
5/14 – Church – Boston, MA
5/15 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
6/14 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
9/27 – The Shindig Festival – Baltimore, MD
* With Dropkick Murphys
WIRE: “CAM GIRL” VIDEO ON CMJ
In an era of digitized, recycled beats, Brooklyn-based quintet Jeremy and The Harlequins are a welcome breath of fresh air. A modern, energizing take on the best of classic American rock & roll, the band’s sound conjures inspiration from the likes of Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, and Elvis Presley. Jeremy and The Harlequins released their self-titled debut EP in December of last year.
VIDEO FOR HIGGINS WATERPROOF BLACK MAGIC BAND’S “MAD LIFELINE”
Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band have released a video for their song “Mad Lifeline.” The video, directed by frontman Tunde Adebimpe, premiered on Rolling Stone today. Watch the video HERE.
SHAKIRA RECEIVES “HERO AWARD” AT 2014 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and global recording artist Shakira was given the “Hero Award” at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards, which aired Sunday, April 27th as “Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards” on Disney Channel. This award acknowledges Shakira’s continued dedication and work to improve the lives of children around the world through the Barefoot Foundation, which she founded at the age of 18. During Sunday’s broadcast, Shakira also presented the “Heroes for Change Award,” which recognized three exemplary kids for making a difference within their communities.
FRENCH FOR RABBITS POST “GOAT”
French For Rabbits are extremely pleased to announce their debut North American release, due out on May 27 courtesy of the venerable Lefse Records imprint. The 7″ single features two tracks, “Goat” (which you can hear right HERE) and “The Other Side” on the B-side. The band has also announced a lengthy European tour with a few US dates planned for later this summer.
BORN I MUSIC VIDEO “HAVANA”
One could say that “Havana” (out this spring on G&D) is equal parts Hip Hop and underground House, but its haunting keys, driving kick and infectious bass line create an atmosphere that goes far beyond its points of reference. The sound is lush yet subtle, broad yet compact. A reflection of the duality that is always present in Born’s music.
WIRE: FU MANCGU POST NEW ALBUM
In support of their upcoming new album “GIGANTOID” out digitally this week, and on physical formats June 3rd via the band’s own At The Dojo Records, Southern California prolific hard rock mainstays FU MANCHU have premiered a full stream of their new LP exclusively at Vice Magazine’s Noisey.com.
MY IRON LUNG ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, ‘RELIEF,’ COMING JULY 8TH
San Diego based rock band My Iron Lung has announced plans to release their debut full-length album, Relief, on July 8th via Pure Noise Records. This will be the band’s follow-up to their 2013 EP Grief. Pre-orders will launch later in May.
Check out My Iron Lung’s new teaser for Relief here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I1KSyA0asY
WIRE: FRAMING HANLEY NEW ALBUM STREAM
Framing Hanley will release its new album The Sum Of Who We Are today April 29th via Imagen Records. The band worked with multiple producers on the album to hone in and achieve a new bigger sound. The music is a perfect blend of aggressive, yet melodic alternative rock, infused with the driving hooks of pop. The Sum Of Who We Are was funded entirely by the band’s loyal fanbase by donating money via a Kickstarter campaign. “First and foremost, our incredible fans are the reason it’s even possible” states frontman Nixon. “They funded the entire thing on Kickstarter. That is still unbelievable to us. This record from start to finish is everything that we have in us.”
A full stream of the record is available here:
TRUBZ VIDEO “KRAP”
Louisville, Kentucky rapper Trubz presents the Payne Lindsey-directed music video for “KRAP”, the new single from EP The Beginning Phazes, out now. “KRAP” is produced by Atlanta beatsmith E Smitty. Trubz’ singles “Summertime” and “Cash” touched regional top 40 charts nationwide, and his most recent mixtape Sleepin On Trubz was hosted by Kentucky’s DJ Slikk. Trubz has shared the stage with Gorilla Zoe, Shawty Lo, Yung Joc, and has accumulated over 250,000 Youtube views. His biggest hit was the “Murray State Anthem” in which he and his former partner collaborated to make the university’s basketball anthem which received over 146,000 views.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY OWLS OF THE SWAMP
American Songwriter and Songspace have teamed up for their Daily Discovery, featuring Owls of the Swamp’s “Shapeshifter”, an account of the elusiveness of love. In the Q&A feature, those curious can find out Pete Uhlenbruch’s turn-ons, turn-offs, craziest person he know and who he’d like to have over for dinner!
MASTODON REVEAL DETAILS ABOUT UPCOMING NEW ALBUM
Heavy rock icons Mastodon, has announced details about their upcoming new album, their first since 2011’s The Hunter. The band’s sixth album will be called, Once More ‘Round The Sun, and will be released by Reprise Records on June 24th. It was recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, who is known for his work with Rush, Deftones, Foo Fighters, and Alice In Chains.
NEW SINGLE BY KRUMB SNATCHA
Legendary Gang Starr Foundation member Krumb Snatcha (K.S.) and New Jersey Producer Keith Science team up to bring you this uplifting boom bap single! Check out the song and grab your copy below.
UK DUO COVES FIRST SINGLE “BEATINGS”
Coves spent the last 18 months quietly acquiring critical acclaim in the UK, with support from BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Nick Grimshaw and many more. Their scuzzy cover of Chris Isaak’s classic “Wicked Game” peaked at No. 1 on Hype Machine. Following a set at Latitude 2013 that found the band playing to a rammed and rapturous tent, they signed to Nettwerk Records. They released Soft Friday in the UK last month, and joined Band of Skulls on the road as support. Next week, they play The Great Escape festival on the NME Stage alongside Charlie XCX.
“MADONNAS & MARIJUANA” VIDEO BY SAUCE MCKINLEY
The melodic track, which is produced by Velous, meshes very well with the trippy visuals filled with Sauce’s favorite vices, Madonna’s & Marijuana. With more surprises lined up, keep an eye out for Sauce Mckinley as 2014 progresses and make sure to download his debut, The Appetizer, the album that has fans and industry insiders buzzing.
WIRE: HIGHASAKITE LIVE VIDEO AT WSJ
Norwegian band Highasakite filmed a hometown show in February at a sold-out club in Oslo for a new video for their song “Leaving No Traces,” which premieres today on Speakeasy.
The indie-pop quintet shows a dramatic flair in the clip, bringing a stadium-sized stage presence to the rather more intimate venue. Beams of light illuminate dry-ice smoke for an ethereal glow as frontwoman Ingrid Helene HÃ¥vik, synth players Marte Eberson and Ã˜ystein Skar and guitarist Kristoffer Lo blend their voices in layers of rich harmony. The gig was a “big highlight in our career so far,” drummer Trond Bersu told Speakeasy.
WIRE: SYLVAN ESSO NEW VIDEO
Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band. Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called “Play It Right” and sung it with her trio Mountain Man. She’d met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing on a shared bill in a small club somewhere. She asked him to scramble it, to render her work his way. He did the obligatory remix, but he sensed that there was something more important here than a one-time handoff: Of all the songs Sanborn had ever recast, this was the first time he felt he’d added to the raw material without subtracting from it, as though, across the unseen wires of online file exchange, he’d found his new collaborator without even looking.
WIRE: ANTI-MORTEM ALBUM STREAM
New Southern, the debut album by Native Oklahoman quintet and saviors of southern-infused hard rock ANTI-MORTEM, is exclusively available for streaming in its entirety at Loudwire.com: http://smarturl.it/NewSouthernAlbum.
WIRE: GUITAR LEGEND NEAL SCHÃ–N’S VIDEO “SERENITY”
Neal SchÃ¶n fans can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the lyric video for “Serenity” on Guitar World.com. The new video is taken from the forthcoming jazz and blues-inspired hard rock studio album, SO U. SO U features SchÃ¶n along with bassist Marco Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Deen 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.
WIRE: LOVELIFE NEW SINGLE “ANGEL”
UK/Los Angeles-based synth-pop group Lovelife have released a new track “Angel.” The song premiered on PureVolume and will give listeners a first taste of what is to come on the band’s upcoming full-length debut out later this year. Lovelife’s vocalist Lee Newell told PureVolume, “Angel is about a relationship that has become completely unsalvageable,” He adds, “The exact moment when you realize that you won’t feel the same again. Sometimes for the better, often for the worst but inevitable none the less. Happy days.”
NEW WEBSITE VIRAL-TODAY.COM
Capitalizing on the content revolution, the team behind Viral-Today.com (http://www.viral-today.com) has ambitious plans to become the leading aggregator of the best videos and stories the web has to offer. Launched in January, the site adds new content every day, helping to drive up engagement and loyalty.
“When people hear ‘viral,’ they think of video, so we’ve definitely reserved space for the most popular videos on the web,” explained Viral-Today.com’s founder. “Those videos all have one thing in common they tell great stories, which is really the essence of what we want out site to accomplish. More importantly, we only focus on positive and creative stories, which means users won’t see tabloid news or anything at all negative.”
BOB MOULD DEBUTS NEW SINGLE “I DON’T KNOW YOU ANYMORE”
Bob Mould has unveiled yet another tantalizing peek at his forthcoming studio album, Beauty & Ruin. This latest glimpse comes in the form of the album’s phenomenal lead single, “I Don’t Know You Anymore.”
“I Don’t Know You Anymore” is a classic bittersweet Mould tour de force in a tradition stretching from 2012’s Silver Age to his legendary HÃ¼sker DÃ¼ and Sugar singles. Belying its tapestry of brightly melodic power chords and unmistakable Mouldian melodies, “I Don’t Know You Anymore” features Bob in fine, caustic lyrical form, laying out his frustrations concerning a relationship gone sour.
ROLL THE TANKS SHARES VIDEO FOR “TOEING THE LINE”
Roll The Tanks is proud to share their lyric video for “Toeing The Line”.
Watch it in full now:
WIRE: DIGITAL CUMBIA ON THUMP
THUMP travels to Lima, Peru to delve into the complex sonic history of digital cumbia in the latest installment of its Sub.culture series. At the critical intersection between a sonic past rooted in indigenous Amazonian rhythm and a future outstretching into a globalized electronic scene, this hybridized genre poses viewers with the questions of what is national vs global sound, how does a sound become representative of and owned by a people and what is the future of the dance floor. To answer the latter: “If it’s not a mixed dance scene, it’s going to condemn itself to death.”