WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY TRIBAL SEEDS
World-renowned Billboard Reggae Chart-topping group Tribal Seeds team up with Jambase today to release their newest track “Blood Clot” featuring reggae legend, Don Carlos. This song is the second single off their upcoming fourth studio album entitled Representing – due out Tuesday, May 13th. Listen to the new track on Jambase, here: http://bit.ly/TSjambase.
The band also announces today their forthcoming album has officially peaked at #1 on Amazon.com for Reggae Pre-Sales.
WIRE: CEREBRAL BALLZY NEW SINGLE ON ROLLING STONE
CEREBRAL BALLZY has announced the summer release of their highly anticipated sophomore studio album Jaded & Faded. Produced by David Sitek and mixed by David Kahne, the melodic punk album is set to be released June 17 on Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records. The Brooklyn-based band is fronted by Honor Titus, who recently appeared on the cover of NME alongside Casablancas. Julian said that Cerebral Ballzy is “the coolest band in the world at the moment, a truly legit modern hardcore/punk band, and by far my favorite.” He added, “It’s beyond exciting to try and help them in any and all ways we can and we’re honored to put their deliriously great new record out on Cult Records.” Cerebral Ballzy has announced tour dates with OFF! and Fucked Up and will make their national television debut May 6th on Last Call With Carson Daly.
WIRE: LIZ AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS NEW SINGLE
LIZ continues her monolithic pop star ascent with “That’s My Man”, her latest collaboration with Pharrell Williams out now via The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack. With her shimmering vocals front and center and funk-focused production brimming, this one is summery enough to get anyone through the ides of spring. Check below and let me know what you think. -E
JOSHUA SCOTT JONES ALBUM JUNE 3
Joshua Scott Jones, best known as one half of the country duo Steel Magnolia, will release his debut solo album, The Healing, on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The 11-track project is a collection of songs, which candidly retells the singer’s personal struggles and emotional journey over the last couple of years. Each track exposes the raw emotions he experienced since he started working on his solo material last year. “This has been a long time coming for me,” he said. “I feel like it’s really a chance for my voice to be heard.”
ROBERT PLANT SIGNS WITH NONESUCH
Legendary British singer/songwriter Robert Plant has signed with Nonesuch Records, which will release his label debut later this year. Further details about the album, which will feature the Sensational Space Shifters band, will be announced shortly, as will upcoming tour dates.
Robert Plant made his first commercial recordings in 1966. In 1967, he formed a group called the Band of Joy with drummer John Bonham. Soon Bonham, Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bassist John Paul Jones formed The New Yardbirds, which eventually became Led Zeppelin. The Led Zeppelin era ended in 1980, when Bonham died. Since that time, Plant has turned his wide-ranging musical talents toward solo albums as well as recordings with Jimmy Page and with bands like the Honeydrippers, Priory of Brion, Strange Sensation, and Band of Joy.
AVALON HOLLYWOOD “THE GRAND REVEAL” MAY 7 – 10
Since the celebration of Avalon’s 10th Anniversary last October, highly skilled craftsmen have been working around the clock on the meticulous restoration and dramatic upgrade of this 1927 Hollywood Landmark. Ushering in its next decade of dominating LA’s nightscape, this now completed renovation will ensure Avalon continues to set the bar for North American nightlife.
To celebrate this significant transformation, Avalon presents “The Grand Reveal,” a four night series of events from May 7 to May 10 offering a first look at the new improvements, amazing visual wonders and the world’s first installation of the awe-inspiring CLUB.one “Avalon by EAW” Sound System.
Showcasing the variety of events and the unparalleled production capabilities of Avalon, The Grand Reveal kicks off with The Moth, a spoken word event presented by KCRW, on Wednesday, May 7. On Thursday, May 8, is the long-running sensation TigerHeat before heading into Friday, May 9 with Congorock at Control, all leading to the Main Event of The Grand Reveal… a five hour set by international superstar and Avalon resident DJ Erick Morillo on Saturday, May 10.
ACTION BRONSON IN THE UK VIDEO
Action Bronson is going on tour in the UK. I wanted to share because the video he made for it is, as always, pretty incredible. Watch him talk to doves and do magic tricks while he announces the dates.
WIRE: JESSE DENARO DEBUTS “BREAK YOUR HEART” AT ABSOLUTEPUNK.NET
New York native singer-songwriter Jesse Denaro has premiered a new heartfelt song called “Break Your Heart” today at Absolutepunk.net. The track is featured on Denaro’s debut album, Dear, Love, which will be released on May 13th. Fans can pre-order the album now at http://jessedenaro.bigcartel.com/.
Stream “Break Your Heart” now, exclusively at Absolutepunk.net: http://bit.ly/1hhEH2X
BRYCE VINE NEW VIDEO
Singer/rapper Bryce Vine encapsulates the best of both coasts. Born and raised in a humble apartment in NYC he moved to LA before high school allowing him to fully absorb the “Cali” lifestyle. Bryce has developed a sound that is a keen blend of singable radio-friendly pop and laid back, in-the-cut hip-hop; A California brand of positivity mixed with the mantra, “You only live once.”
“Sour Patch Kids”: http://bit.ly/sourpatchkids
KEMIKEL ALI FEAT FREEWAY VIDEO “WHAT YOU WANT”
Richard Harris also known as “Kemikel Ali” has been rappin since age 14. Born and raised in southwest Philadelphia his inspiration of hip hop came from his upbringing in the harsh urban environment and artist such as Nas, Mobb Deep, Redman, State Property and Wu Tang.
CANIBUS POSTS “PAY ME IN GOLD”
Over a lumbering guitar and electronic fuzz, Canibus breaks down and immerses listeners into new world economics with the first leak, “Pay Me In Gold,” from his forthcoming LP Fait Accompli. “Pay Me In Gold” is a perfect example of Canibus’ immaculate attention to detail; a trait that justifies his fans’ expectation of immersion, imagination and meaning.
Link to Canibus “Pay Me In Gold” (produced by JP Beats):
IDINA MENZEL PERFORMING LIVE AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL JUNE 16 FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
Hot on the heels of a Best Actress Tony nomination for role in the Broadway musical If/Then, recent covers of both Billboard and Variety magazines, and a performance heard round the world of the blockbuster song “Let It Go” at the 86th Academy Awards, superstar Idina Menzel announced today a one-night-only performance, and her only planned concert this year, at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall on Monday, June 16. This will be Menzel’s first time performing at the historic venue and the show marks Menzel’s first New York City concert performance since her sold out show last year at Carnegie Hall.
Tickets for the performance, presented as part of the Chase Visa Concert Series, go on sale to the general public Monday, May 5 at 10am EST at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D004C9687B69C2B. More information is available at www.idinamenzel.com.
HEARTIST REVEAL “SKELETONS”
Roadrunner Records group Heartist has released a second new track titled “Skeletons” off of their debut LP which is due out later this summer (stream it above). Furthermore, the band recently premiered the official music video for the album’s lead single, “Pressure Point.” The clip, which can be viewed on the Roadrunner Records Official YouTube Channel, debuted exclusively via Alternative Press and is the first taste of new music from the band’s upcoming debut full-length album produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Of Mice & Men, Bring Me The Horizon).
THE BOTH PERFORM ON FALLON
Watch The Both on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” celebrate their self-titled debut: http://bit.ly/1hhnTsU. The record, out now on SuperEgo Records, is receiving widespread praise. Furthermore, NPR Music spoke to the duo for “All Things Considered” and featured them in their “Tiny Desk Concert” series, and Pitchfork premiered the video for their lead single, “Milwaukee.”
WIRE: INVENTIONS ALBUM STREAM AND TRACK BY TRACK GUIDE
Inventions is the new duo of Matthew Cooper (Eluvium) and Mark T. Smith (Explosions In The Sky). Their self-titled debut album has already garnered much praise, finding interested ears beyond simply fans of their primary groups. It has become clear that Inventions is a provocative, enchanting group that is not to be overlooked as a mere side-project. For a limited time, Inventions are offering a stream of their entire album, featuring a detailed track-by-track guide from both members of the band. Stream it here:
THE HORRORS POST ALBUM STREAM FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
With the release of their fourth album Luminous just a few days away, The Horrors have launched Illuminate Luminous, an album stream driven by the power of social media. Beginning as a completely black page with album opener “Chasing The Shadows” playing on loop, listeners will be prompted to ‘Share To Illuminate Luminous’. As fans share the page on Facebook and Twitter, it will gradually brighten and songs will slowly be revealed. Eventually the page will fully transform and the whole album will be available to stream.
To view the album stream visit: http://thehorrors.co.uk
RESCUER RELEASES NEW B-SIDE TO BENEFIT SINGER’S HOSPITALIZED NEPHEW
Rising rock band Rescuer has taken a time-out from promoting their upcoming album to turn their attention to a matter that’s very near and dear to them. Singer JP Marra’s nephew was recently diagnosed with Kidney Disease and the family will be facing an overwhelming amount of hospital bills when the treatments to save his life begin later this month.
Rescuer has come together as a band to release a b-side song called “Smile” in honor of Marra’s nephew and to help raise money to cover some of the medical costs. The band has posted the song on No Sleep Records’ Bandcamp page today and are asking fans to “pay what they will” for a download of the new song. All donations and proceeds will go directly to assist in Marra’s nephew’s treatment.
Support a great cause and pick up Rescuer’s new b-side single “Smile” at https://nosleeprecords.bandcamp.com/album/smile.
ANTWON SHARES “DON’T CARE” MUSIC VIDEO
Antwon’s deft ability to absorb and recontextualize disparate musical elements has not gone unrecognized. While it’s no surprise that his refreshing approach has won an audience in the hip-hop world, it’s the percolating excitement over his tracks in the fickle indie rock press world and the hardcore-matinee-level crowd eruptions at his shows that really demonstrate Antwon’s burgeoning position as one of the leading voices in the rap community. With this building fanbase sending him out for performances across the U.S., U.K., and the far reaches of the European continent, Antwon’s cross-pollinated empire looms larger every day.
WIRE: NEW ¡MURSDAY! MUSIC VIDEO “TABLETOPS”
What better way to celebrate May Day than with a new video for “Tabletops” off the new ¡MAYDAY! + MURS collab album, ¡MURSDAY!
Watch the premier at Noisey.com
NEW VIDEO BY SINNER SINNERS
LA-based rock n’ rollers SINNER SINNERS are pleased to release a music video for their single ‘Modern Man’, available for viewing now via the band’s VEVO page here: http://youtu.be/EMpJcMRXJvM. The video features blistering performance footage spliced in with live-action storytelling. The video is directed by Jettho (Jeremy Thomas) this time, in Los Angeles.
O.A.R. PERFORM ‘PEACE’ ON CONAN
O.A.R. performed their hit single “Peace” on CONAN last night. The anthemic song has been quickly climbing the radio charts and will be featured as a Breakout on American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest this weekend.
WATCH O.A.R. ON CONAN HERE: https://vimeo.com/93507104
BAS & J.COLE COLE “MY NI**A JUST MADE BAIL”
Check out Bas’s new music video “My Ni**a Just Made Bail”!
Watch Here: http://vevo.ly/zIS9H0
WIRE: GOLD CASIO NEW SINGLE ON IMPOSE
GOLD CASIO, the side-project of Portland’s buzzworthy Adventure Galley, have just launched their stunning debut single, “Colors on the Wall,” via IMPOSE. Made up of Brock Grenfell, Forrest Grenfell, Ted Tryon and George Schultz, Gold Casio creates a vibrant musical explosion that will linger in your ears.
SOLOMON COVERS NATALIA KILLS’ “SATURDAY NIGHT”
Genre-bending, electronic hip-hop recording artist Solomon premieres his unique cover of the personal, synth-based “Saturday Night” by Cherrytree Records singer-songwriter Natalia Kills today on EQ Music with the music video premiering on VEVO, appropriately this Saturday night at 8PM EST. The artist shapes the song to fit his own style by re-producing the beat and adding a rap verse.
LISTEN TO “SATURDAY NIGHT” NOW
FREE MUSIC FROM JOACHIM GARRAUD
To kick-off the month of May, Joachim Garraud has released a gift for his fans, new and old alike! Combining groovy hip-hop bass, marching band-esque drum rolls and a barrage of synths & filters, DJ GetDown flips Garraud’s classic electro house track, “Are You Ready” into a trap banger.
Download “Are You Ready (DJ GetDown Remix)” on SoundCloud for free!
KELIS ON CONAN
Kelis made her second TV performance in as many weeks this time on Conan. Watch her perform “Rumble”, the second single, from her album Food out now via Ninja Tune.
MICHAEL JACKSON’S “LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD”
Epic Records in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good”, produced by John McClain and Paul Anka, the first single from XSCAPE (May 13), the album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop. XSCAPE features 8 songs originally recorded between 1983 and 1999, and showcases why Michael Jackson remains an indelible influence on contemporary artists today.
“Love Never Felt So Good”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmMk3pAnAI4
“Love Never Felt So Good” with Justin Timberlake: http://www.vevo.com/watch/playlist/4a4f864e-2e93-4448-a3af-0f2b0bf86640
SAUL WILLIAMS RE-SIGNS TO FADER LABEL
FADER Label, the recording branch of The FADER Magazine, announced that Saul Williams, the poet, musician, performer and now lead actor on Broadway, has re-signed for an ambitious project due out later this year.
Home to the previous albums The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust! (2007) and Saul Williams (2004), FADER Label will continue their partnership with Saul’s forthcoming multi-media project Martyr Loser King, due out in late 2014.
WIRE: TYLER GLENN OF NEON TREES ON CHELSEA LATELY
Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn stopped by Chelsea Lately last night, check out their chat below!
Tyler Glenn on Chelsea Lately on 5/1
WIRE: GHETTOBLASTER PREMIERES RADIO MOSCOW’S NEW “THESE DAYS”
On June 17th Radio Moscow will release their fourth studio album, aptly entitled Magical Dirt. The band’s fountainhead Parker Griggs, along with partners-in-crime Anthony Meier (bass) and Paul Marrone (drums), have cultivated yet another blues-rock masterpiece that crossbreeds late ’60s psych-rock and face-melting guitar histrionics with the foundation-crumbling rhythms from early ’70s hard-rock, and even includes a couple of harrowing tracks built from the bedrock of rural Delta blues.
RAC “CHEAP SUNGLASSES” FT MATTHEW KOMA
Acclaimed remixer/artist RAC (aka Andre Allen Anjos) is the mastermind behind some of the most memorable remixes of recent years, giving the world new takes on tracks by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lana Del Rey, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, and many more. RAC’s remixes have reached #1 on the Hype Machine charts 31 times and his first solo recording, “Hollywood,” featuring Penguin Prison hit #1 on all four Hype Machine charts at once.
OZOMATLI ON TOUR
The multi-cultural, multi-genre band OZOMATLI is headed to New York City for a show at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on Friday, May 9th @ 8:00pm. This show is part of their tour in support of the band’s eighth album A PLACE IN THE SUN. This new recording is just the latest proof of the band’s relentless vitality. Shifting gears from electro-cumbia to garage rock, hip-hop, and Perez Prado mambo, OZOMATLI infuses a DJ party mix with dynamic live band chops and attitude. The new single “Brighter” features legendary rocker Dave Stewart (Eurythmics).
YJR REMIXES “TALK DIRTY”
Jason DeRulo’s “Talk Dirty” has become one of 2014’s biggest hits: It’s sold over 3.3 million copies, racked up over 174 million YouTube views, and topped singles charts worldwide. Now, TJR has gone to work on the track — and his festival-ready remix has the all the makings of a summer smash. He has infused “Talk Dirty” with his trademark energetic bounce, adding a driving bassline and massive drops, while keeping the horn melody and infectious hook of the original intact. TJR’s seemingly simple touches have given “Talk Dirty” a newfound intensity that’s sure to land the remix in countless dancefloors throughout the summer.
Check out the remix here:
CAUGHT A GHOST POSTS “LIKE A VIRGIN” COVER
Wanted to share the dreamy new video for Caught a Ghost’s downtempo cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” from this week’s Grey’s Anatomy.
SARA BAREILLES ANNOUNCES “LITTLE BLACK DRESS” SUMMER TOUR
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated recording artist Sara Bareilles has announced dates for her headlining “Little Black Dress” summer tour opening Thursday, July 10th at Chicago’s historic Chicago Theater. Other major city stops will also include Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Nashville and Los Angeles. The tour will continue to support Bareilles’ highly acclaimed third studio album, THE BLESSED UNREST, which recently earned the songstress two Grammy nominations including the coveted Album of the Year. Fans will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 6th at 10am local time through Bareilles’ Twitter account, @SaraBareilles and an additional 48 hour presale will begin Wednesday, May 7th at 10am local time on GiltCity.com. Tickets for the general public will go on sale starting Friday, May 9th at 10am local time on Ticketmaster.com.