WIRE: GOODTIME BOYS PREMIERE NEW TRACK ON BROOKLYNVEGAN
The UK’s Goodtime Boys are gearing up to release their first proper full-length album, Rain, on May 20th via Bridge Nine Records. Rain was recorded by the band’s own Lewis Johns at The Ranch in Southampton and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, and features some of the band’s most aggressive songs ever written alongside some of their most melodic songs yet. The band spent several months penning the album and welcomed two new members – Lewis Johns (guitar) and Casey McHale (drums) – to the fold, which created a fresh start for the band, and the overall vibe of Rain showcases that.
MILLYZ VIDEO “SMILE”
Millyz drops his new visual for the song “Smile” off his Future Memories EP. The song talks about the idea of celebrating someones life when they die instead of mourning their death.
LEGENDARY HIT MAKERS THE BABYS REUNITE
With a string of ‘70s classic rock radio hits like “Isn’t It Time,” “Every Time I Think of You,” “Head First,” “Back on My Feet Again,” “Midnight Rendezvous” and “Turn and Walk Away,” The Babys created some of the most memorable arena anthems of the era. Now, after a three-decade absence, The Babys have reformed with original lead guitarist Wally Stocker and drummer Tony Brock to release a new album, I’ll Have Some of That, on June 24, and a brand-new single, “I See You There,” which is available now on iTunes. The Babys’ new album will be released on Skyrocket Ent./All In Time Records.
MINNEAPOLIS’ ANIMAL LOVER PREMIERE “NEIGHBORS” VIDEO
‘Guilt’ is Animal Lover’s second LP and first with Learning Curve Records. This six song album is a tight fist of fury, using background noise – faucets dripping, hand claps, guitars scratching on cymbals to create gloomy post-punk. Drawing further influence from the ,likes of The Velvet Underground, Cows, Wipers, the Beatles, The Ex, and Wire, it has a vibrant, no-wave musical feel. Industrial waste. Future Shock. Jazz. Animal Lover pummels anything in their path of audio destruction.
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”! 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
THIS WILD LIFE RELEASE NEW TRACK “ROOTS AND BRANCHES (MEANT TO BE ALONE)”
Today, This Wild Life release a new single “Roots and Branches (Meant To Be Alone)” off their debut album Clouded. Watch the live version of “Roots and Branches” now: http://youtu.be/CCTtTcC8J6A
Clouded will be released on May 27 via Epitaph Records and This Wild Life will also perform all summer on the Vans Warped Tour.
ACOUSTIC FOR OSO LIVE STREAM FRIDAY NIGHT
The Melodic Caring Project (MCP), the Seattle-based non-profit organization that streams live concert events directly to hospitalized children, will live stream the ACOUSTIC for OSO concert benefiting victims of the devastating mudslide in Oso, Washington. The event, bringing together Northwest musicians to help out their neighbors, will feature Duff McKagan, The Presidents of the United States of America, Mark Pickerel, Kim Virant & Gary Westlake, Alessandra Rose, Joe Reineke of The Meices, V. Contreras and others performing acoustically at The Triple Door in Seattle on Friday, May 9, at 7:30 PM. All proceeds from the show will be donated to United Way of Snohomish County.
Via the technology used to bring concert events directly to critically-ill children in their hospital beds, Melodic Caring Project will film and live stream the ACOUSTIC for OSO concert directly to victims, families and friends of the people of Oso via Ustream (www.ustream.tv/melodiccaringproject), where they will be able to watch the show in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Through a live-chat feature on the Ustream page, the family and friends and others logging into the stream can send real-time messages of support and encouragement to participants, creating a true sense of community for the victims of this natural disaster. This fundraising effort with emcee Rick Friel is presented in partnership by Seattle Theatre Group, Debra Heesch, The Triple Door and Melodic Caring Project.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY ZUMO KOLLIE
ApK + Tuff Tunezz proudly present the official video to “Park Day”, the first single off of Zumo Kollie’s upcoming EP, “You’re a Good Sport, Zumo Kollie.’ Shot on Super 16mm film, “Park Day” (Directed By @travissatten), premiered earlier today on Noisey.com. The Providence, RI lyricist has already built an impressive reputation after performing along sides the likes of Styles P, Big Sean, Lloyd Banks and more. He was also a featured performer as part of “The Program” showcase.
NANCY INTERNATIONAL COMIC STRIP FEATURES JASON CRABB AGAIN
The iconic daily comic strip, Nancy, once again highlights GRAMMY and DOVE winner, Jason Crabb this week. This is Crabb’s second time “in the funny papers.” In December of 2013, the comic strip featured Phil Fumble – who is dating Nancy’s aunt Fritzi – wearing a t-shirt with the singers name – Jason Crabb – on the front. Now, once again, Guy Gilchrist – illustrator of the famed comic strip – has featured Jason Crabb into a very important story arc. This time, Phil wears a t-shirt with the message “LOVE IS STRONGER – JASON CRABB” emblazoned on the front. Phil wears this t-shirt during the strip for the entire week – each time you see Phil, he will be wearing his “LOVE IS STRONGER – JASON CRABB” t-shirt. It’s the first time Gilchrist has featured an artist for an entire week in the history of Nancy.
ELBOW TO PERFORM ‘NEW YORK MORNING’ ON NBC’S THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
In continued support of their sixth studio album, Manchester 5-piece elbow will be performing their latest single ‘New York Morning’ on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday, May 16th at 11:35PM / 10:35PM CT.
WIRE: THE ANTLERS’ “HOTEL” NOW STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY AT SPIN
Spin is premiering “Hotel,” the second track from The Antlers’ highly anticipated forthcoming Familiars, out June 17 on Anti- Records and on Transgressive Records in the U.K. June 16. Of the track, Spin says “‘Hotel’ trades on the Antlers’ strengths: drowsy horns, twinkling keyboard bits, muted guitar, and lyrics that confront mortality, whether they’re intended to or not.” Listen to “Hotel” via Spin.
THE HEAD AND THE HEART RELEASE VIDEO FOR “SUMMERTIME”
The Head and the Heart have debuted the striking and extraordinary animated video for “Summertime”off the band’s sophomore effort, Let’s Be Still released on Sub Pop last October. The video was made by Canadian-based musical and creative force Chad VanGaalen, whose album Shrink Dust came out just last week on the same Seattle label. Charity Rose Thielen, the song’s siren, who has a reputation for bringing down the house during the band’s raucous live performances, had a vision for the visuals to accompany the song.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY DJANGO ON THE FADER
“Django” is the fifth single from Well$’ MTSYD: The Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher mixtape, which will be released for free download on May 19 via Immaculate Taste. Last week, HipHopDX revealed the mixtape’s cover art and tracklist. Speaking on the mixtape’s title, Well$ said, “It’s crazy, cause the ‘African booty scratcher’ came about when I was watching Boyz n The Hood. Watching that kid get made fun of made me think of my childhood and how bad I wanna shit on people from back then via my music. I wanted to make MTSYD undeniable.”
Check out The FADER premiere of “Django”:
WIRE: COLLIN HERRING PREMIERES NEW SONG
Some Knives is Collin Herring’s fifth studio effort, yet it’s his first in nearly five years. “This album has been done for a lot longer than it seems,” the Texas singer-songwriter admits. “Most of the process was coordinating dates and small sessions here and there. Producer and drummer Matt Pence (Centro-matic) was able to hear the demos and the rest was just making it happen. We liked working with Matt and after some discussion about the initial recordings, it was a no brainer that he was going to mix this record as well. We didn’t want anything lost in translation on this project.”
WALT DISNEY RECORDS SET TO RELEASE A. R. RAHMAN’S ‘MILLION DOLLAR ARM’ SOUNDTRACK
Walt Disney Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” digitally on May 13th and physically on May 19th. The film will be released in the U.S. on May 16th, 2014. Featuring music composed and performed by two-time Academy Award ®-winning composer A. R. Rahman, the soundtrack includes collaborations with Australian hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea, Grammy ®-nominated rapper Wale and Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall. Described by Variety as a “jubilant wall-to-wall song score,” Rahman has created a powerful and driving sound that blends classic Indian styles and instruments with rap, rock and electronica delivering a celebratory soundscape to America’s favorite sport.
NEW VIDEO BY SARA BAREILLES
Sara Bareilles’ New Music Video for “I Choose You”:
NEW VIDEO BY TYMEPEACE
With their maxi single “Hard Candy”, Tymepeace return like Brother Muzone to put a musical hit on your dental records with these two Jaw-breakers. The Infatuation-infused Black Licorice and the Clean-up crew street sweeper Step Aside.
Along with the release of their maxi single, Tymepeace deliver visuals for “Black Licorice”: Caught up in a momentous Thrill-Of-The-Chase odyssey is where we find our Tymepeace patriarch Jo Twice in Wile E. Coyote-like pursuit of one of Cool J’s around the way girls.
NEW VIDEO BY NICK D’ & THE BELIEVERS
Check out Nick D & The Believers and their new video for “Throwing Stones”. “Throwing Stones” is the title track from their recently released EP. The band plans to release a follow up later this summer!
WIRE: ROBERT FRANCIS DEBUTS NEW VIDEO
Robert Francis is set to return with his stunning fourth album Heaven, coming June 3rd on Aeronaut Records. Recorded with his new backing band The Night Tide, the album’s 13 songs were produced by Robert, mixed by Mark Rains (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Jeff Buckley, Nirvana).
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY SHIRLEY MANSON AND BUTCH VIG
Shirley Manson and Butch Vig of Garbage tagged the gravelly-voiced Brody Dalle for “Girls Talk,” a track from their 10″ vinyl release from Record Store Day 2014. The single-cam video, shot by Butch Vig and directed by Sophie Muller, can be viewed for the first time above!
Both the track and it’s B-Side will be available digitally tomorrow (5/6) in the US and a week later in Canada. Look for it on iTunes.
WIRE: SCARLETT RABE ON MTVU WITH “BATTLE CRY”
The MuseBox today announced that Scarlett Rabe’s “Battle Cry” was overwhelmingly selected by fans as their favorite video during last week’s round of mtvU’s The Freshmen, putting the video into regular rotation on mtvU, MTV’s award-winning college channel. Scarlett, the songwriter known for her “haunting riffs and empowering words” (Marie Claire), will receive maximum exposure this week, as mtvU reaches nearly 9 million U.S. college students.
YAVES NEW SINGLE “ONE WISH”
“My first giant steps, where’s John Coltrane, I see my problems lining up call it Soul Train, Mom says use it as fuel propane, but soon enough the water boil over slow flame…” – Yaves
We all have those days where we find that we are nowhere near where we want to be. We feel as if we are moving at a slow pace, while the world around us is advancing. We often are encouraged by others around us who tell us to “keep the faith”… but what happens when you really just aren’t hearing it?
HEYLEL DEBUT ALBUM JUNE 30
The band’s debut album is undoubtfully inspired by its creator’s quest for enlightenment and meaning. “Nebulae” is a conceptual vision over life and death, seen in the form of a star’s life-cycle. The record is presented with eleven tracks divided into four chapters, from birth to extinction, creating intense emotional passages through each life stage.
“Nebulae” delivers a strong and dark but yet hopeful atmospheric sound, sometimes almost resembling a movie soundtrack. It combines all their progressive rock influences, including a cover for King Crimson’s “I talk to the wind” and ELP’s “The Sage”, with more contemporary alternative sounds, ranging from the exploding power of “The Prophet” and the ultra heavy guitars on “Watcher of the Light”, to smooth and peaceful sounds like “Deeper” or “Wings of Eternity”, with this last one adding a baroque feel.
MELISSA PAYNE POSTS ‘HIGH AND DRY’
Melissa Payne’s upcoming album, High and Dry, can now be streamed. Available on May 13, 2014 via Seventh Fire Records, the album was co-produced by Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo).
SKATING POLLY COVERS KANYE WEST’S “CAN’T TELL ME NOTHING”
Skating Polly, a sister duo from Oklahoma made up of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, formed in 2009 after a jam session at the girls’ Halloween party. Their sophomore album, Lost Wonderfuls, was produced by Exene Cervenka of X and mixed by Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips. Lost Wonderfuls was released in April, 2013. Their third album, Fuzz Steilacoom, released March of 2014 was tracked by Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening at Dub Narcotic Studio.
THE WAILERS COMING TO BOSTON MAY 17
Reggae music has never stopped evolving but for millions of people from around the world it’s still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers. It’s been their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of what’s followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the “one-drop” reggae sound.
THE WAILERS AT EARTHFEST
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell @ 55 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014 – Performance at 7:00 PM
MusicFilmWeb, the online curator for music documentaries and concert films, has launched MusicFilmWeb.tv, a new home where the most passionate music fans can find and view music documentaries and concert films. MusicFilmWeb.tv will initially offer 40+ music focused titles from MVD Entertainment Group, plus films from other independent directors and distributors, with new titles added regularly.
“Our mission has always been to connect passionate music fans with great music films and music documentarians with music fans,” says MusicFilmWeb Chief Content Wrangler Andy Markowitz “There’s a large supply of quality music films out there and a huge base of music-obsessed fans – just not many places where the two can meet. Our goal is to bring them together through great content and experiences.”
THE “2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” PARTNERS WITH YAHOO
dick clark productions announces the “Samsung Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards” red carpet pre-show will stream LIVE online for fans worldwide on Yahoo, this year’s official digital distributor, beginning at 6pm ET/3PM PT. The two-hour digital stream can also be watched at Billboard Music Awards.com, Billboard.com and additional online destinations by embedding the Yahoo Screen media player. The red carpet live stream pre-show precedes the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8pm ET/PT.
Yahoo will provide fans with exclusive red carpet access, including celebrity arrivals, interviews special musical performances and a Vine 360 Station for talent to show off their red carpet fashion choices. Fans can learn more about the experience at https://music.yahoo.com/programs/billboard-music-awards/.
BLACK STONE CHERRY REVEAL EPIC TOUR SCHEDULE
Roadrunner recording group Black Stone Cherry has announced a major US tour schedule celebrating today’s release of their eagerly awaited new album. “MAGIC MOUNTAIN” — which includes the current Rock Radio single, “Me and Mary Jane” — is available now in stores and at all leading digital retailers.
Hailed around the world as one of contemporary rock’s most electrifying live acts, Black Stone Cherry is already on the road in support of “MAGIC MOUNTAIN,” including co-headline shows alongside Seether and other like-minded artists scheduled through the month (see attached itinerary). In addition, Black Stone Cherry are slated to headline the hardDrive Live Tour in July and August with dates and details to be announced shortly. For complete details and ticket information, please see www.blackstonecherry.com/tour.
WIRE: STREAM TEST OF TIME’S NEW EP ON SCENE POINT BLANK
Stream Test of Time’s forthcoming EP A Place Beyond in its entirety now via ScenePointBlank.com. This three-song pre-release EP will be streaming all month long, and includes an exclusive version of the song “Timeline” which features guest appearances from fellow Massachusetts edgemen Pat Flynn (Have Heart), Brian Connors (Caught in a Crowd), and Sweet Pete (In My Eyes) as well as the songs “Audible” and “Perception”.
NEW VIDEO BY eMC
Hip Hop Super-group eMC releases the new video for “Charly Murphie” today, the lead song from their forthcoming EP The Turning Point.
View/Share “Charly Murhpie”
Produced by Detroit’s own 14KT and featuring Agallah Don Bishop (8-Off the Assassin), “Charlie Murphie” is eMC’s antithesis response to the current trend of radio friendly songs being named after famous individuals. Masta Ace explains “Charly Murhpie epitomizes the hardcore, aggressive, punch in the nose mentality which is a stark contrast to those other songs.”
KELLIE PICKLER TO PERFORM ON ABC’S “NASHVILLE” ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
Country music singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler will appear on ABC’s hit drama television series “Nashville” this Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00 PM/EDT (9:00 PM/CDT). Pickler performs her most recent single “Closer to Nowhere” from her current album The Woman I Am in the episode, which is titled “All or Nothing with Me” and was filmed at Fort Campbell. The episode also contains a special appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama.
WIRE: CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE PREMIERES BUFFALO KILLERS’ FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM
Buffalo Killers deliver hook-heavy, homegrown rock ‘n’ roll. Led by songwriting brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard, the band has drawn the attention of the likes of Chris Robinson, who invited them to open a string of dates for The Black Crowes, as well as Dan Auerbach, who produced their sophomore effort Let It Ride.
SIA’S GLOBAL VIDEO PREMIERE OF “CHANDELIER” LIVE
Comments Sia on the video: “Very proud of the gifted Maddie Ziegler, an incredible crew, choreographer Ryan Heffington, cinematographer Sebastian Wintero and my brilliant co-director Daniel Askill. Together we shared a beautiful day, and created something we are all very proud of. Here are the fruits.”
OK GO’S NEW EP SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 17
Upside Out, a new EP from OK Go, will be released on June 17 by Paracadute. The collection features four original songs from the GRAMMY-winning band, including the bittersweet “The Writing’s On The Wall,” which can be heard in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was No. 1 at the box office in its opening weekend.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY UNICYCLE
Brooklyn’s Unicycle Loves You is gearing up to release their fourth album The Dead Age on June 10th (pre-order), and now the band has shared a new dark and psychedelic music video for “Falling Off” with USA Today’s Pop Candy. The band filmed and produced every aspect of the video, superimposing some of their favorite cult films onto themselves, making for a unique counter-culture experience.