WIRE: THE KICKBACK “STING’S TEACHER YEARS” VIDEO PREMIERES AT DEATH + TAXES
Chicago’s The Kickback is prepping for the release of a new album this summer, produced by Spoon drummer and engineer Jim Eno and now have a new video with singer Billy Yost acting as his own lyric-pad. The track is “Sting’s Teacher Years” and the video premiered at Death + Taxes with Dan Turkel noting, “Like the video, the track is exceedingly fun and poppy but never feels mindless as it dances between silly riffing and heartfelt singing in the chorus.”
DOSS POSTS NEW EP
Doss’ self-titled debut EP is out this week on AcÃ©phale, an impressive collection of tracks that Pitchfork praised by noting: “What it shares with her earlier remixes is a foundation that leans toward the jungle/drum’n’bass end of the spectrum … But “The Way I Feel”, along with the rest of Doss’ self-titled debut EP, is a lot dreamier … The EP maintains a similar sense of propulsion but with a markedly lighter touch, its four tracks gliding effortlessly through the air.”
USHER TO RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “GOOD KISSER”
Usher, the eight-time Grammy winner and one of the best-selling musical artists in history, will be releasing the first single from his forthcoming album due out this fall entitled “Good Kisser,” available at iTunes, Amazon and all digital providers on Monday, May 5th. #goodkisser.
“Good Kisser” was co-written by Usher with Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Ronald “Flip” Colson, Jameel Roberts, Terry “Tru” Sneed, Warren “Oak” Felder, and produced by Pop, Flip, JProof, Terry “Tru” Sneed, Natural and Oak.
Link to watch a teaser for “Good Kisser”: http://smarturl.it/GoodKisserTeaser
ERIC CLAPTON TO HONOR JJ CALE
Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale’s influence on Clapton was profound, and his influence on many more of today’s artists cannot be overstated. To honor JJ’s legacy, a year after his passing, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale scheduled to be released July 29, 2014. With performances by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White, the album features 16 beloved JJ Cale songs and is named for the 1972 single “Call Me The Breeze.” The album is available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00K0X1PYM.
NEW VIDEO BY TEDASHI
Well-known, thoughtful lyricist and hip-hop artist Tedashii is set to release his new full-length album Below Paradise via Reach Records on May 27. The first single, “Dark Days, Darker Nights” features Britt Nicole and can be heard by clicking here.
VIDEO PREMIERE FROM PRIYANKA CHOPRA
The new face of Guess and Interscope recording artist, Priyanka Chopra, is teaming up with Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia in her latest music video. Priyanka is an international recording artist, actress and model with over 17.5 million followers on social media. The video just premiered today.
Featuring the video for “I Can’t Make You Love Me”:
Video Link: http://vevo.ly/YlKpFD
WIRE: BOYTOY PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “RUNNER”
Brooklyn trio BOYTOY premiered a new single, “Runner”, today via BULLETT featured on the band’s upcoming self-titled debut EP, due out May 13 on PaperCup Music. Featuring Saara Untracht Oakner and Glenn Van Dyke on vocals & guitar, with Matty Beans on drums, the band spent the month of April doing a New York City residency at Niagara, and will celebrate the EP release, May 23 at Baby’s All Right, along with hitting Northside Festival in June. A summer tour is in the works. BOYTOY recorded the EP with Chris McLaughlin at his 1867 Studio in Chelsea, MA.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY CARSIE BLANTON
PopMatters debuted the debut single, Blanton’s version of Cole Porter’s “Laziest Gal In Town” and said “Carsie Blanton’s sexy, enigmatic vocals are ideally suited to the American popular songbook… She treats each note like another flirtatious look towards the object of her affection as the lazy notes flutter down gently and easy.”
DADDY’S GROOVE & CONGOROCK VIDEO “SYNTHEMILK”
Italian house DJs Daddy’s Groove and Congorock are unveiling today the brand new music video for their hit single ‘Synthemilk,’ released on Ultra.
Synthemilk gets going with hard-hitting drums and sweeping sirens which could amp up any club. The track progresses faster and faster with contrasting synths, before erupting into a sudden drop of driving bass, creating a truly unforgettable dancefloor anthem.
’Synthemilk’ music video:
LEGENDARY DRUMMER GINGER BAKER’S FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 16 YEARS
Ginger Baker was once considered the musician least likely to survive the ‘60s. And yet, in 2014, he finds himself on the ascent. The award-winning 2012 documentary Beware of Mr. Baker brought renewed attention to his singular music, fiery and self-destructive personality, and dramatic life story. Ironically, his extreme adventurousness and impulsivity–evidenced, for example, by his leaving England and moving to Nigeria in 1970 to play and record music–are the same qualities that helped make him such a versatile and continually evolving musician. Baker has long ranked among the world’s greatest drummers, and critics have deemed his recent live shows with his quartet, Jazz Confusion, some of the best work of his career. On June 24, MotÃ©ma Music releases Why?, his first new recording in 16 years, coinciding with a thirteen-date North American tour with Jazz Confusion June 14-30.
NEW VIDEO FROM THE CLEAN
Anthology serves as a celebration of The Clean, a band whose influence extends so far beyond their New Zealand home that even if you have never heard of The Clean before, you have surely heard of some of the bands (Pavement, Yo La Tengo, and Superchunk, to name a few) who have been influenced by their unique blend of homemade garage rock, hook-filled melodies, and psychedelic experimentalism.
WIRE: HEAR THE NEW ALBUM BY CRASH
crash’s new album Hardly Criminal is streaming on American Songwriter right now a week ahead of its release on May 6. Hardly Criminal is an eclectic amalgam of all the music that has come into crash’s path since his childhood in Louisiana. The diverse musical landscape influenced crash heavily, yielding songs evoking 60’s soul, intimate folk and old time country.
Stream ‘Hardly Criminal’ by crash at American Songwriter: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2014/04/stream-crashs-new-album-hardly-criminal
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY LOST IN LOS ANGELES
Sonic storytellers Lost In Los Angeles (LiLA) have teamed up with USA TODAY to premiere their new video, “Cloud City” today! The video features Hurley model Rosie O’Laskey, and is directed by Steven Lippman (All American Rejects, Incubus, Ben Harper). “Cloud City” is the first advance single off of LiLA’s upcoming full-length album, Love Is Fate, releasing in Summer 2014, to be produced by Omer Avni. Cloud City (Single & B-Sides) is now available on iTunes and major digital outlets worldwide.
Watch “Cloud City” on USA TODAY, here: http://usat.ly/1koCiWs
NEW SINGLE BY DONOVAN BLANC
The New Jersey duo of Joseph Black and Raymond Schwab return today with a new sampling of the album with the single “Hungry a Long Time”, a melodious track whose jangling guitars give way to dreamy vocal harmonies that roll with rhythmic fluidity. Click the link below to listen.
Listen to “Hungry a Long Time”:
BOY GEORGE TO PERFORM ‘KING OF EVERYTHING’ ON ABC’S JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! MAY 1ST
On May 1st at 11:35PM / 10:35PM CT, the legendary Boy George and his 9-piece band will be performing his current single ‘King Of Everything’ live on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on the outdoor stage in Los Angeles.
In continued support of his latest studio full-length ‘This Is What I Do’, Boy George has been touring North America, making welcomed stops in Philadelphia, Boston, DC, New York City, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco and will be completing his tour today in Los Angeles at the Mayan Theater.
REST IN PEACE ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION’S PAUL GODDARD
The members of the Atlanta Rhythm Section are sad to announce that Paul Goddard, our bass player and a founding member of the band, died today after a brief, sudden illness.
Paul was 68.
Paul was frequently singled out for the flawless and tasteful tone of his Rickenbacker 4001 and Fender P bass guitars on ARS’s string of hit singles, which began in 1977 and included “So in to You,” “Imaginary Lover,” “I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight,” “Do It Or Die” and a remake of the Classics IV’s “Spooky.” Rolling Stone magazine voted his bass solo on “Another Man’s Woman,” from the 1978 ARS live album “Are You Ready” as one of the top five bass solos of all time.
CUPID FOLLOW’S UP “CUPID SHUFFLE”
Remember the “Cupid Shuffle?” – 2007’s breakout dance craze that literally invaded every club, wedding reception and party across the nation for years? If you didn’t know how to do it, you were left sitting on the sidelines; even your Granny was getting down. Well, the multi-platinum artist behind it, Cupid, has a follow-up with all of the elements to rival its hugely popular predecessor called “Wham Dance” featuring none other than Crescent City legends, Mystikal and DJ Ro. The visual for “Wham Dance” plays like a scene from HBO’s “Treme” and is surely a prediction of the nation’s response to this incredibly catchy tune. After all, we’re talking about the man who broke the Guiness Book of World Records in 2008 for the largest line dance assembled with a whopping 17K people. Shot in New Orleans’ 7th Ward, the visual to “Wham Dance” will make you feel like Mardi Gras has been blasted straight to your speakers. Better get to learning this dance now or you are sure to be the sad and lonely wallflower nursing a drink at your cousin’s wedding this Summer.
“Wham Dance” ft. Mystikal and DJ Ro YouTube link: http://youtu.be/sO605d-rTQQ
WIRE: NEW SINGLE ROZEWOOD & HUS KINGPIN & BOOG BROWN
New track from Rozewood, Hus Kingpin & Boog Brown “Shibuya Shrine” (produced by illastrate) which will be featured on illastrate’s forthcoming LP which will be released in May/June 2014.
Rozewood, Hus Kingpin & Boog Brown “Shibuya Shrine”
LATIN SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2014 INDUCTEES
Musical giants Omar Alfanno, Ricardo Arjona, Rafel PÃ©rez Botija, Lolita De La Colina, Gloria Estefan & Juan Luis Guerra will become the latest inductees of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 2nd Annual LA MUSA Induction Awards Dinner. These legendary songwriters wrote such mega-hits as “A Puro Dolor,” “SeÃ±ora De Las Cuatro Decadas,” “Gavilan o Paloma,” “Alguien Como Tu,” “Anything For You”, and “Bachata Rosa”. The star-studded induction event will be held on Saturday, October 18th at The Ritz Carlton in Miami Beach. Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.
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WIRE: WYE OAK VIDEO FOR “GLORY”
Baltimore two-piece Wye Oak released their fourth studio album, Shriek, this week on Merge Records. The AV Club gave the album an A-, calling it “a bold, dreamy reinvention,” and today they premiered the video for Wye Oak’s song “Glory”.
DEFEAT THE LOW NEW SINGLE “TURN TO HATE”
Rise Records is proud to announce the signing of Defeat The Low, a five-piece from Portland, Oregon with a unique sound and a dedication to Do It Yourself ethos. To celebrate the signing, the band is releasing the earnest and energetic song, “Turn To Hate,” today via iTunes. Their debut album is scheduled for release later this year.
Check out “Turn To Hate” via YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQnWpjPbWrA
NEW SINGLE FROM KUR
Right now in Philadelphia, the loudest buzz in the street is coming from 20 year-old Uptown native, Kur (pronounced ‘CORE’). It started with his Pound Cake series, to Meek Mill quoting bars from “33 Shots”, Kur continues his hot streak with the soul sampled “Everything I Wasn’t.”
Kur – “Everything I Wasn’t” (produced by DJ Dougie): https://soundcloud.com/stacks-versace/kur-everything-i-wasnt-produced-by-dj-dougie
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY NEVILLE STAPLE
The Original Rude Boy returns! Neville Staple, charismatic vocalist/toaster for one of the most celebrated 2 Tone ska bands ever, The Specials, reclaims his place in the spotlight with a triumphant new album to be released on Cleopatra Records on May 13. Entitled Ska Crazy!, the album features phenomenal cover versions of ska/reggae classics by Prince Buster (“Time Longer Than Rope”), The Slickers (“Johnny Too Bad”), and Max Romeo (“Wet Dream”) plus brand new compositions including “Rude Boy Returns,” “Girl,” and the gritty single “Roadblock,” which will make its worldwide debut in a professionally shot music video that premieres on the syndicated music/pop culture webzine Something Else! this coming Monday, April 28.
Catch the video premiere here:
XANDER DEMOS ON CBS RADIO TOMORROW
This Friday, May 2nd at 8:30pm ET/7:30CT, renowned shred metal guitarist, Xander Demos will call into CBS Sports Radio 920 AM in St. Louis, MO. Xander will be talking with “1st Shot Music” host, Johnny Naylor, about the upcoming release of his new album, XDB tour dates with Primal Fear and Stryper, as well as his performances at Skull Fest 2 and Rock N’ Skull, backing John Elefante of Kansas, at the latter. Local listeners can tune in on 920 AM, and the show streams live on http://www.insidestl.com.
JARED & THE MILL LIVE DATES
Breakout Phoenix-based band, JARED & THE MILL, are pleased to announce that they will be supporting former Bee Gees front man, Barry Gibb, on his upcoming tour. The group will be the opening act for Gibb on his Mythology the Tour Live, which kicks off on May 15th in Boston, MA and ends on June 4th at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA.
5/15 – TD Garden, Boston MA
5/19 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
5/23 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
5/24 — (Without Barry) Redfest — Austin, TX
5/27 – United Center – Chicago, IL
5/31 – Concord Pavilion – Concord, CA
6/4 Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA
STARSET SIGNS TO RAZOR & TIE
Starset has signed to Razor & Tie for a worldwide deal that will see the release of their debut studio album this summer. Starset just wrapped a tour with Gemini Syndrome and today will hit the road with Framing Hanley, Devour the Day and 3 Years Hollow.
CHAD JONES VIDEO “PROBLEM”
Chad Jones and Reflection Music Group proudly present the music video for “Problem”. The track/video features production by Black Knight (Lecrae, Andy Mineo & others) in addition to a guest verse from fellow RMG artist Canon.
Chad Jones “Keep Up” is available now on iTunes:
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY TROPHY SCARS “ARCHANGEL”
For Trophy Scars’ fourth album, Holy Vacants, Jerry Jones (vocalist, lyricist), John Ferrara (guitarist), Andy Farrel (bass player) and Brian Ferrara (drummer) use as a springboard a bizarre cocktail of mythology, ancient religion and conspiracy theory surrounding the Nephilitic gene.
NEW SINGLE BY CHELSEA CRITES
Chelsea Crites is ready to be heard on radio across Canada and US with the release of her new Shoreline Records’ sizzling country single “4 Wheel Drive”.
Canada’s hottest rising sensation Chelsea Crites has just released her brand new debut single “4 Wheel Drive” and wants to share it with you . Chelsea is taking the next months ahead to promote her brand new song “4 Wheel Drive” just in time for summer , Chelsea is sure to put your heart into “4 Wheel Drive” with this fun , adventurous and lighthearted song with her outstanding vocal ability .
GIRLS GUNS AND GLORY PERFORMING IN NORTHEAST AREA IN MAY
Girls Guns And Glory continue their ongoing tour schedule which included eight shows in Austin during SXSW, of which CMT Edge said “…the Boston country combo Girls Guns And Glory was tearing it up inside. A throwback to a vintage era of country and rock ‘n’ roll, the group sounds tailor-made for a honky-tonk bar. You don’t hear a lot of that at SXSW, but it’s the kind of rowdy roots music that I always seek out when I come to Austin.” The band’s tour remains in support of their new album, Good Luck.
Show in Northeast area in May include:
FRIDAY, MAY 16 – The Press Room – Portsmouth, NH
SATURDAY, MAY 17 – The Center for Arts in Natick – Natick, MA
SUNDAY, MAY 18 – Barn Dance @ LeFoyer – Pawtucket, RI
WIRE: MEGAN BONNELL COVERS BOB DYLAN
Ethereal pop songstress Megan Bonnell released her debut full-length album Hunt and Chase in October last year via Nevado Records. Hunt and Chase is a captivating ten-track journey filled with Megan’s smoky, sophisticated vocals atop subtly strummed guitar chords & oft-dark subject matter.
WIRE: BEING AS AN OCEAN DEBUT NEW VIDEO FOR “L’EXQUISITE DOULEUR”
Tides continue to rise for melodic-hardcore band Being As An Ocean’s highly anticipated new album, How We Both Wondrously Perish, which is due out in less than a week, on May 6th, via InVogue Records. In anticipation for the upcoming release, the band has partnered with Absolutepunk.net to premiere their new video for “L’exquisite douleur” today! Fans can also pre-order the album now in a variety of bundles/options at http://beingasanocean.merchnow.com.
Watch Being As An Oceans’ new video for “L’exquisite douleur” now, exclusively at Absolutepunk.net: http://bit.ly/1iB0MPq
KEVIN WEAVER NAMED PRESIDENT, FILM & TELEVISION FOR ATLANTIC RECORDS GROUP
Kevin Weaver has been promoted to the newly created position of President, Film & Television, for the Atlantic Records Group, it was announced today by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald. Based in Los Angeles, he will also retain his current title of Executive Vice President, Atlantic Records Group, a post he has held since 2009. A 20-year veteran of the music industry, Weaver began his career at Atlantic Records in 1994.
WIRE: THE PEACH KINGS POST “HOLD ON”
Following the announcement of their new EP, Mojo Thunder, LA-based duo The Peach Kings have shared new track “Hold On,” which The WILD Magazine calls “a lush journey [packed] into just over three minutes.” Featuring a deep, buzzing bass line and smoky, seductive female vocals, “Hold On” is available to stream & share below, which features three additional tracks and a remix, will be released on June 3rd.
X GAMES AUSTIN ANNOUNCES MUSIC LINEUP
X Games Austin, taking place June 5-8 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, has officially released the full music lineup and competition schedule. The X Games Music artists performing in Austin include: Grammy Award-winning artist Kanye West and acclaimed musicians Flaming Lips, Pretty Lights, Gary Clark Jr., Mac Miller, Slightly Stoopid, Bad Religion, Dillon Francis, Mayer Hawthorne, Wavves, Cash Cash, FMLYBND and Candyland. Headlining performances will take place at the Austin360 Amphitheater at the Circuit of the Americas while DJs will perform at the Velocity Lounge. The X Games: Battle of the Bands competition will take over the Sound Factory Stage and local Austin bands will be featured on the KUTX stage.
OLIVIA SOMERLYN CHOSEN AS MACY’S iHeartRadio RISING STAR CONTESTANT
Olivia Somerlyn is pleased to announce she has been chosen as one of the Top 25 artists to participate in the third annual Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Program. The program was designed to support unsigned and independent artists and in collaboration with Clear Channel Media. Over the next six weeks as Somerlyn competes for the winning spot, which includes the opportunity to perform at next September’s iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, she will be featured on hundreds of radio stations and entertainment platforms across the country. Fan voting opens on May 5th, the same day Somerlyn will release new single ‘PARACHUTE,’ which she co-wrote with and is produced by Nick Jonas.
“I had a great time working on this song with Olivia,” Jonas says. “I love that the song has this emotional pull while still feeling upbeat and high energy.” During the competition, ‘PARACHUTE’ will be in rotation on Macy’s iHeartRadio MSTYLE station, which also plays in Macy’s stores across the country.
Listen here: http://www.iheart.com/live/mstyle-radio-6394
THE MAGIC BAG POST 2 NEW SINGLES
One of Detroit’s hottest rising hip-hop/groove bands will pack The Magic Bag on May 9 in Ferndale, MI, to celebrate Cold English’s sophomore release, One Room. One Band. One Take. (listen), featuring the tracks “Your Love Song” and “Haley Jane”.
“Your Love Song”
HOTEL BOOKS SIGN DEAL WITH INVOGUE RECORDS + NEW VIDEO
INVOGUE RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of Porterville, CA based HOTEL BOOKS. The band will be releasing a double EP titled “I’m Almost Happy Here, But I Never Feel At Home”. You can view the music video for the first single “Dreaming Or Sinking” off of [Side B] of the EP over at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q2EzlLzWOk.
KOWLOON RESTAURANT’S SISTER ESTABLISHMENT MADDY’S ANNOUNCES NEW MUSIC LINE UP
The Kowloon Restaurant’s sister establishment Maddy’s announces new entertainment line up. Located at 1639 Broadway in Saugus, MA, the entertainment complex is open every Friday and Saturday with live music and dance club events from 7:30pm to 1:30am. For tickets call (781) 941-0807.
Owned and managed by the Wong Family
1639 Broadway, Saugus
NEW SINGLE BY SPOOKYLAND
Sydney songwriter Spookyland is about to drop his first release via Monday Records, and we simply couldn’t be more excited. The Silly Fucking Thing, a first taste of his upcoming EP Rock And Roll Weakling will officially be released this Friday the 2nd of May.
FINCH SIGNS TO RAZOR & TIE
Razor & Tie announces the addition of the Southern California band Finch to its worldwide label roster. The band is currently well into the recording of their new studio album with producer Brian Virtue (Deftones, 30 Sec to Mars, Janes Addiction, Audio Slave). The band will release their third studio album later this year along with a single expected in June. Finch will hit the road this summer on select Van’s Warped Tour dates.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY CARTER “STEPS”
Today we are thrilled to announce that Carter is now part of the Autumn + Colour family. We are premiering the new single “Steps” — which will be on the upcoming release ‘A Ghost Running Through Shadows.’
New Jersey based Carter was formed in February of 2013 by multi-instrumentalist Matthew Rauch. As a youth he displayed a passion for music, and learned how to record on his 4 track cassette player. He also likes watching a lot of hockey. The debut EP will be available for pre-order on May 30, 2014.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY UZ
Check out the official video for UZ’s ‘Trap Shit V17’ directed by ADELA Design. The track features chopped vocals and an addicting bassline that entrances throughout the 2 minute video. UZ’s ‘Trap Shit 17/20’ EP is out now on Mad Decent’s Jeffree’s imprint, and it marks the 2 year anniversary of his first release on the label.
AMERICAN IDOL RUBEN STUDDARD SPEAKS OUT ON DIRTY ATTACK AGAINST CLAY AIKEN
American Idol Ruben Studdard is speaking out in an ad defending congressional candidate Clay Aiken and his run to represent North Carolina’s Second Congressional District.
In a television ad released last week, Aiken’s Democratic primary opponent misrepresented Aiken’s attendance record and participation on a presidential commission eight years ago and accuses Aiken of a lack of commitment to the needs of children with disabilities.
“Truth is, Clay’s dedicated his life to people with disabilities,” Studdard said in the ad released by Aiken’s campaign. “He received his college degree in special education. He taught children with autism. And Clay agreed to support the presidential commission to help people with intellectual disabilities because he believed so strongly in its work.”
LISTEN TO THE AD: http://youtu.be/ypYpLlg0JNk
THE BLACK KEYS’ “FEVER” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES
The Black Keys’s music video for “Fever” premiered this morning and can now be viewed/embedded here: http://youtu.be/trk7P-9QDyc. The single, which is #1 on AAA radio for the third straight week and #3 on Alternative radio, is from the duo’s new album, Turn Blue, which will be released May 13 on Nonesuch Records. In celebration of the release, the band will return to Saturday Night Live for their third musical guest appearance on May 10.
WIRE: UNCLE LUKE SPEAKS ON DONALD STERLING
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times.
WIRE: THE NEW YORK TIMES PREMIERES NATALIE MERCHANT’S SELF-TITLED LP
Nonesuch Records will release Natalie Merchant’s new self-titled album on May 6, 2014. The recording is the multi-platinum singer’s sixth solo collection, and her first of entirely original songs in 13 years. In celebration, The New York Times “Press Play” is streaming the album in its entirety at http://nyti.ms/1pQ0s3k.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY TYSON MEADE
Iggy Pop told him to be good. The Smashing Pumpkins loved him and claimed to have found his band, the pop-glam-trash Chainsaw Kittens, in a hole, perhaps a reference to their native Oklahoma. Like that of his neighbor and friend, Wayne Coyne, Tyson Meade’s life is the stuff of legends.