OPETH’S “PALE COMMUNION” RESLATED FOR AUGUST RELEASE
Roadrunner Records group Opeth has announced that the release of their highly anticipated eleventh studio album, “PALE COMMUNION” has been reslated for AUGUST 26TH.
“Many of you have heard the rumours already and we can now confirm that the release of ‘Pale Communion’ has indeed been pushed back to late August,” commented Opeth frontman, Mikael Ã…kerfeldt. “Several circumstances prevented the band from delivering essential tools to Roadrunner in time which are needed to set up the album release properly and release schedule conflicts made us mutually decide on August instead of June.”
WIRE: UK’S LOLA COLT SHARE “DIAMONDS” VIDEO HERE
UK’s Lola Colt grace us with their new video “Diamonds” via Noisey who’ve described it as a “drug-hazed rendezvous” HERE. The track is their second single from their upcoming
US EP debut, Vacant Hearts – out June 3rd on Black Tigress Records. Produced in part by Jim Sclavunos (member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, previously in The Cramps and Sonic Youth), the band also recently recorded their debut album with him which they plan to release at end of this year.
WIRE: CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS’ “SO REAL” VIDEO PREMIERES AT NOISEY
The official music video for Clear Plastic Masks’ new single “So Real” recently premiered at Noisey and can now be viewed/embedded here. The song is from the Nashville-based band’s full-length debut, Being There, which will be released May 27 on Serpents & Snakes Records. Already receiving critical acclaim, KCRW calls the music, “incredible…raucous rock, played loose and scrappy the way only a very talented group of musicians can.”
OCTOBER 2014 RELEASE OF JIMMY PAGE’S OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Jimmy Page is one of music’s greatest guitarists, innovators and legends. JIMMY PAGE is his official autobiography, a photographic essay he personally created to tell his story for the first time. Jimmy’s own words, combined with his handpicked selection of over 600 photographs, make this book the definitive visual and historical record of a remarkable life. JIMMY PAGE will be available in all major bookstores from October 2014.
I’ve been asked on a number of occasions to do a written book and I thought of the other side of the coin. I thought it would be unique to have an autobiography in photographs, charting my whole musical journey. — JIMMY PAGE
The chronicle of a life in music, by one of the world’s most iconic guitar players, JIMMY PAGE is testament to the author’s vision — a work he describes as a photographic autobiography. Jimmy has chosen every one of the 650 photographs, written the accompanying text, arranged the content into its narrative order and overseen the design of his book.
MAN WITH A MISSION TO RELEASE ‘WHEN MY DEVIL RISES’
Spirited wolf men Man With A Mission will release their second EP, When My Devil Rises, on June 10, 2014 via SONY/RED and the band has confirmed additional dates for their upcoming summer U.S. tour. The run starts on June 18 in New York and will take them across the States, hitting Philadelphia, Cleveland, St. Louis, Denver, San Francisco, LA and more, with two additional dates added in Lancaster on June 21 and Anaheim on July 12. The band will also be supporting their critically acclaimed March release, Don’t Feel The Distance EP. A full list of tour dates can be found below, with more dates to be added soon.
THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘LEGEND’
Originally released on May 8, 1984, Bob Marley’s Legend illustrates the remarkable life and recording career of one of reggae music’s most important figures. This iconic collection not only serves as the perfect introduction to the music of Bob Marley, it has become an essential part in every Marley collection. It remains the world’s best-selling reggae album and continues to be one of the best-selling catalog albums, exceeding 15 million RIAA ®-certified copies in the U.S. alone and over 27 million worldwide.
On July 1, 2014, Universal Music Enterprises celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Legend with the release of the CD/Blu-ray Pure Audio Discâ„¢ combo set Legend 30th Anniversary Edition (Island Records/Tuff Gong/UMe). Coupled with the original release of Legend, this deluxe version features this iconic collection entirely mixed in 5.1 by the GRAMMY ® Award winning producer Bob Clearmountain on Blu-Ray Pure Audio Discâ„¢ and now includes the original, early studio version of “No Woman No Cry,” in lieu of the previous live version. Also featured are two, previously unheard alternate takes of “Easy Skanking” and “Punky Reggae Party” recently discovered in the Marley vault. Classic Marley anthems include “Three Little Birds,” “Get Up Stand Up,” “One Love/People Get Ready,” “No Woman No Cry” and “I Shot The Sheriff,” which was later a No. 1 hit for Eric Clapton, as well as “Jamming,” “Exodus,” “Redemption Song” and “Is This Love.”
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY YUNG GLEESH
After co-founding legendary D.C. gogo band TOB, Gleesh rose to local rap prominence through the release of several street mixtapes that showcase his sometimes dark, sometimes comedic, but always original style of street rap, aptly titled Shitbag Music. Since he began, Gleesh frequently collaborated with MMG-signee Fat Trel, Chicago Based music group GBE’s Fredo Santana, Ballout & Capo. In early 2013 he fielded an offer to join Gucci Mane’s 1017 Bricksquad outfit and featured on tracks with 1017 members such as PeeWee Longway.
FAMOUS “NEXT YEAR” VIDEO
Toronto-bred Juno/Much Music award-nominated rapper/actor FAMOUS presents the ILLvibe-edited music video for “Next Year”, the new single from FAMOUS’ new album Center Stage, out now with features from Julian Wheeler, David Delisca and Madilyn Bailey as well as Francesca & Lisa Michelle. The video is composed of repurposed clips of FAMOUS performing MC Hammer’s “You Can’t Touch This” at his 13th birthday party at LaLa Land in Montreal. “One of the cool things about the place was that you can choose what song you wanted to perform and then choose from a selection of costumes and instruments,” says FAMOUS.
WIRE: MATISYAHU’S “BROKEN CAR” PREMIERES AT BILLBOARD
Billboard is premiering the track “Broken Car” from Matisyahu’s forthcoming album Akeda in addition to a Q&A with the artist. The song is the third pre-release track, following “Confidence” and “Watch The Walls Melt Down,” that the Grammy-nominated musician has shared from his forthcoming fifth studio album, set for release June 3 via Elm City Music. Of the song, Matisyahu told Billboard “For awhile everything was about this perfection I was striving for as a person and as a spiritual being and as a musician and an artist. But part of getting older and continuing to do this is acceptance of others and myself around me and celebrating the brokenness of it all.”
WIRE: NEW LYRIC VIDEO BY MINGCAGE
Groundbreaking heavy metal band MINDCAGE puts a fresh, conceptual spin on an internationally-embraced classic heavy metal sound, originally established by artists like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Not unlike the aforementioned groups, MINDCAGE serves up a potent blend of heavy melodies mixed with progressive influences Ã la Rush, but offers a unique steampunk twist to the theme of the music.
AMERICAN HI-FI ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘BLOOD & LEMONADE’
Platinum selling pop rockers American Hi-Fi are back and have announced plans to release Blood & Lemonade, their first album in 5 years this September via Rude Records.
The Boston outfit, who have been on a “semi-hiatus” over the last few years, made the announcement to fans, last night at a sold-out, one-off show at London’s legendary 100 Club.
WIRE: JIMMY KIMMEL VS PHARRELL
On Wednesday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Pharrell and Jimmy went head to head in “The Twofie Shootout.” One better than a “selfie” a “twofie” is a picture you take of yourself and another person. Jimmy and Pharrell went out on Hollywood Blvd to see who could capture more “twofies” with tourists in 30 seconds.
Twofie Shootout – Jimmy Kimmel vs. Pharrell Williams:
NEW SINGLE POSTED BY DOT HACKER
Dot Hacker have unveiled another “otherworldly” single, “Memory,” which is the b-side track from their special 7″ that was released on Record Store Day in April via ORG Music. “Memory” will also be available on the band’s second full length album How’s Your Process?, out later this year.
Dot Hacker is an LA-based band featuring musicians Josh Klinghoffer, Clint Walsh, Eric Gardner, and Jonathan Hischke. They released their debut album, Inhibition, in 2012 and are excited to show their fans what they’ve been up to since.
Stream “Memory” here: https://soundcloud.com/orgmusic-1/memory/s-GEL6q
HANDS LIKE HOUSES PREMIERE UNSETTLING NEW VIDEO
Australia’s sonically adventuresome six piece, HANDS LIKE HOUSES, is pleased to announce the music video premiere for their new song, ‘A Tale of Outer Suburbia’ taken off their latest album, Unimagine — available through Rise Records. The video is far from your typical music video; rather it takes an ordinary tale and uniquely interprets it into something quite extraordinary, through an inspiring and achingly powerful artistic performance. The band is currently on tour with Chiodos and will hit the road this May on a headline tour with Slaves, Miss Fortune and Alive Like Me.
Fans can check out the video here:
METRONOMY NEW VIDEO “RESERVOIR”
Metronomy released their new music video for the track “Reservoir.” PRESS below to watch the animated video which was directed by Daniel Brereton and animated by Matt Lloyd.
Metronomy is kicking off their US tour on Friday, May 9th in Atlanta. The band will makes stops in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY ZION I
Composed of rapper MC Zumbi and producer AMP Live, Zion I wants to change the perception of hip hop by simultaneously infusing elements of spirituality and a mix of genres including trip hop, R&B and a bit of Latin flavor. Recently, the duo released part one and two of their three free EP series: The Masters of Ceremony EP and Libations EP. Following the sudden death of one of his closest friends, Zumbi turned his pain into the Libations project that broods with reflection and deep emotion. In creating The Masters of Ceremony, MC Zumbi says, “We took it back to ground zero in creating these songs. The sole purpose of the emcee is to energize, invigorate and guide the listener to a higher state of mind, whether that be reflection, relaxation or enlightenment.” Producer Amp Live adds, “For this first installment of the EP trilogy, we took it back to the simple essence of hard, straight banging beats and tight raps and these visuals of the dancers, with their bright colors and attention-grabbing movements complemented that perfectly.”
Check out the HipHopDX premiere here: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/videos/id.16278/title.zion-i-masters-of-ceremony–
NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP SIGNS AUSTRALIA’S GOSSLING + SINGLE
Nettwerk Music Group is proud to announce the signing of Melbourne’s Gossling (aka Helen Croome) to its label roster. Having won critical praise in the states and abroad, Gossling will see the proper release of her debut full-length album, Harvest Of Gold, in North America on September 23 via Nettwerk Records.
“Harvest Of Gold”:
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA APPOINTS KEN-DAVID MASUR AS NEW ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has appointed Ken-David Masur as the orchestra’s new assistant conductor beginning with the 2014-15 season for a two-year term. Mr. Masur will join the Boston Symphony Orchestra for his first podium appearance as assistant conductor during the 2015 Tanglewood season. He will then make his BSO subscription series debut during the 2015-16 season. Ken-David, a 2011 and 2012 Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellow, made his BSO conducting debut in July 2012, sharing the podium on a concert with his father Kurt Masur, leading Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Piano Concerto in C minor, K.491, with Gerhard Oppitz as soloist.
NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP SIGNS SINÃ‰AD O’CONNOR TO ITS LABEL ROSTER
Nettwerk Music Group is thrilled to announce the signing of SinÃ©ad O’Connor to its worldwide label roster. An album of brand new recordings The Vishnu Room will be released on August 12 via Nettwerk Records.
Indicative of where SinÃ©ad is in life, the album is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is a weapon, as powerful as it is tender. “Having published Sinead as a songwriter for the last 5 years, it’s great to now broaden that relationship to the Nettwerk label too. The new recordings are incredible and we’re all very excited to be working on this worldwide release for later this year,” says Blair McDonald, MD of Nettwerk Music Group UK.
CHARLENE KAYE COVERS BEYONCE “ROCKET”
Charlene Kaye, a New York based singer-songwriter-rock-goddess has taken Beyonce’s “Rocket” to a decidedly more rock place. A major Bey fan, the Hawaii-born Kaye had to pay tribute with a cover of her own, even filming a video, which we just released via her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFMFLm_WvNM
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS TAPPED AS SUPPORT FOR KISS/DEF LEPPARD
Explosive hard rockers Kobra And The Lotus have been tapped as support for legendary bands KISS and Def Leppard this summer on KISS’ massive 40 Anniversary North American summer tour. The band takes to the road in support of their new album, HIGH PRIESTESS, due out in North America on June 24th via Titan Music. Produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, Three Doors Down), HIGH PRIESTESS delivers a blend of fiery vocals (courtesy of lead singer Kobra Paige), heavy riff-laden melodies and ferocious musicianship.
BRIT-WINNING BAND BASTILLE ANNOUNCES FALL 2014 DATES
U.K. band Bastille – introduced Stateside last summer with intimate, sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ Troubadour and San Francisco’s Popscene – will be playing numerous arenas on its fall 2014 North American tour. In the past year, the band has completed three sold-out runs here and scored a multi-format smash hit with its debut single, “Pompeii,” which has sold nearly three million downloads.
The band’s October outing will kick off on October 11 at the Patriot Center outside Washington, DC. It will include shows at Canada’s two largest indoor arenas – Montreal’s Bell Centre (October 14) and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre (October 15) – and an evening at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati (October 17).
THE LOCKHEARTS NEW SINGLE “FREAKSHOW”
Colourful, young modern rock up-and-comers The Lockhearts have defied the odds and turned their 4-week Oxford St Sydney residency into 12-months and counting. A vibe so big on this band you can only mail-order it from Canberra. The future.” says James Young (promoter for the Cherry Rock Festival).
Stream the track on Soundcloud:
With a residency that has defied the fleeting and fickle nature of Sydney’s live scene, The Lockhearts have been earning acclaim both locally and internationally.
TREY SONGZ GIVES FANS ACCESS TO HIS “SMARTPHONE”
Atlantic recording artist Trey Songz is celebrating his sultry new single, “SmartPhones,” with a one-of-a-kind mobile web app. The GRAMMY ® Award-nominated superstar unveiled the mobile app earlier today in a tweet to his 7.35 million Twitter followers (@TreySongz), with additional details then released exclusively through Mashable (http://on.mash.to/1jy2eSl). “SmartPhones” heralds Trey’s hugely anticipated new album, “TRIGGA,” which arrives everywhere on July 1st.
NEW SINGLE POSTED BY THE TONTONS
The Tontons release their newest song “Lush” today a track recorded, produced and mastered as part of the heralded “Shaking Through” Sessions in Philadelphia, PA. The Tontons proudly join the ranks of the few bands selected for these carefully chosen sessions including Sharon Van Etten, The So So Glow’s, Ava Luna, The Districts and more. To listen to the new track and watch videos of the Houston-based indie-pop outfit crafting the tightly wound song “Lush” in the studio, visit: http://bit.ly/LushST or to stream at Soundcloud, visit: https://soundcloud.com/wvmusic/the-tontons-lush
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY NASHVILLE ROYALS
Nashville’s Blacklist Royals! Composed of twin brothers Nat and Rob Rufus, they will release their highly anticipated album “Die Young With Me” on June 10th via Krian Music Group / UMG!
The title track, “Die Young With Me” premiered recently with USA Today and would love any support from your site! The premiere is also paired with an in-depth interview with the twins discussing the meaning of “Die Young With Me” and Rob overcoming cancer. A direct link to the feature can be found here: http://usat.ly/1suJcOW
WIRE: LES JUPES PREMIERE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “INTROVERSION”
Les Jupes premiered a video for their new single, “Introversion” today via WNYC Soundcheck. “Introversion” was released this week on Head In The Sand b/w a cover of Sky Ferreira’s “Nobody Asked Me (If I Was Okay)”, and the Winnipeg quartet kicked off a two-week run dates in Chicago last night (full dates below). Along with the new single, Les Jupes will be previewing songs off their upcoming full-length, due this Fall, which the band recently finished recording in Montreal with producer Marcus Paquin (The National/Stars/Local Natives).
K. MICHELLE RELEASES VIDEO FOR “A MOTHER’S PRAYER”
In celebration of Mother’s Day, K. Michelle has released a beautiful short film accompanying her song “A Mother’s Prayer” featured on her debut album Rebellious Soul. The video, which premiered earlier today on Essence.com, was directed by Amil Barnes and takes viewers on a mother’s journey of raising a young boy. She works very hard to provide for her son throughout his childhood and eventually sees him off to college. The song was written by K. for her only son Chase.
View “A Mother’s Prayer” Here:
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY RED WANTING
Columbus, Ohio-based band Red Wanting Blue return on July 1st with Little America, its most personal and promising album to date. Today, the band premiered the new video for first single, “You Are My Las Vegas,” via Esquire Magazine.
“We kicked around the idea of shooting the video in Vegas with showgirls, but that just wasn’t us,” says Red Wanting Blue leader Scott Terry. Instead the band, whose members confess to being “mama’s boys” deep down, talked their mothers into portraying their sons in the video.
WIRE: NEW EP BY PROBCAUSE
Dubbing himself as the “attention hogging, loud talking bitter bragging writer,” Chicago rapper ProbCause proves to be so much more in his highly innovative, and introspective WAVES EP. Premiering via SPIN, the anticipation for the new EP has been bubbling for months, as the project’s first single, the trippy “LSD (Hood Internet Remix),” featuring Chance the Rapper, has eclipsed 500K listens between posts on ProbCause’s personal Soundcloud page and ThisSongIsSick’s Soundcloud page. Meanwhile, the WAVES EP’s second single, the trap/juke-inspired “Chicago Style,” has been updated to include a verse from Chicago rap legend Twista, which SPIN calls “one his most snarling verses in quite some time.” Throughout the release, ProbCause displays his ability to take risks artistically, dabbling in electro-rap-rock fusion, while also intriguing his audience with a charismatic flow.
Check out the SPIN premiere of WAVES:
NEW SINGLE POSTED BY FLUTRONIX
Flutronix, a critically acclaimed flute duo comprised of Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull, released their sophomore long player, 2.0 this Spring. 2.0 was co-produced by Joachim and Loggins-Hull with Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu) of Studio G Brooklyn. One featured track was produced by legendary hip hop producer Ski Beatz. Guest artists include drummer Joe Blaxx and the Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC, Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director; Jenny Clarke, Executive Director. The new album is released on their own Flutronix Records label. 2.0 boasts a seductive but provocative range of styles from sensuous Neo-Soul to tracks that blend EDM with its serial-music roots – all prominently but tastefully featuring these ladies’ fleet, sweet flute work. Here’s “Flock,” which falls into the latter bag:
NEW VIDEO BY EMINEM “HEADLIGHTS”
NEW VIDEO: Eminem ft. Nate Ruess – “Headlights”
WIRE: SAMANTHA J UP FOR ARTIST OF THE YEAR VIA CHANNEL ONE
Vote for Samantha J – for Channel One Artist of the Year
LILY ALLEN TO HIT THE ROAD FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN SEPTEMBER
Lily Allen has announced that she will hit the road in September for her first North American tour in five years. The British pop singer is touring in support of her new album Sheezus, which was released to much critical fanfare on May 6th by Warner Bros. Records. The album has peaked at No. 1 on iTunes in six countries, including the U.K., at No. 2 on iTunes in seven countries, including the U.S., and is Top 10 on iTunes in a total of 20 countries. Tickets for the tour go on-sale May 16th, with the exception of Los Angeles which is on-sale May 15th.
In addition to the tour, which kicks off in Miami on September 9th and concludes on October 10th in Los Angeles, Allen is also performing a sold-out show at New York City’s Highline Ballroom this week (May 15th). In addition, she will appear on The Today Show on May 14th, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on May 15th, and Live with Kelly and Michael on May 26th. She will also tape an episode of PBS The Artist’s Den airing later this summer.