WIRE: 20 BEST COLLEGE RADIO STATIONS IN THE USA
Best College Reviews, a survey of all things higher education in the United States, has released a list of the 20 best college radio stations in America. Factors such as cultural relevance, historic notability, and current campus influence were considered.
The list can be viewed, in full, here: http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/these-20-college-radio-stations-rock
NEW SINGLE BY AMATORSKI “HUDSON”
The mesmerizing young Belgian band Amatorksi are releasing their highly anticipated second album from clay to figures on June 10th via Crammed Discs. Permeated with their trademark melancholy and elegance, from clay figures is an inspiring collection of captivating, beautifully-crafted soundscapes.
MADI DIAZ POSTS “STAY TOGETHER”
LA-transplant Madi Diaz is set to release “Stay Together” on June 17, 2014. The bouncy (and sing-along worthy) track is the lead single from her forthcoming full-length album Phantom (release date tba) and showcases Madi’s bold yet sophisticated brand of pop, delievered with her powerhouse vocals.
LEELA JAMES ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM + “FALL FOR YOU”
R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Leela James announces the release of her new album Fall For You to be released via J&T Records/BMG/RED Distribution on July 8, 2014. Fall For You marks Leela’s fourth studio album of her career.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY THE READY SET
The Ready Set has released a new song, “Freakin Me Out,” off their new studio album— The Bad & The Better (Razor & Tie). Listen to “Freakin Me Out” here on JUST JARED:
MA$E FEAT. ERIC BELLINGER “NOTHING”
Ma$e is back and he’s got a smash on his hands. This song is called “Nothing” and it features Eric Bellinger and was produced by NicNac who currently has the #1 song in the country “Loyal” by Chris Brown. Give this record one listen and you’ll see why we call it the hottest new ladies anthem.
WIRE: CANDY HEARTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “I MISS YOU” PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY ON MTV BUZZWORTHY
Check out an exclusive premiere of Candy Hearts’ new video for “I Miss You” now via MTV Buzzworthy. This new track showcases the band’s undisputed ability to write the catchiest of pop songs and appears on Candy Hearts’ upcoming full-length album, All The Ways You Let Me Down.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY WHITE SEA
Today Pitchfork premiered a new White Sea track entitled “Future Husbands Past Lives” from the forthcoming full length debut album In Cold Blood due out on May 20th via Crush Music/SONGS.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH AND VOLBEAT JOIN FORCES
Global rock heavyweights FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and VOLBEAT announced today (5/6) on their Facebook pages (5FDP Facebook and Volbeat Facebook) that they’ve joined forces to bring fans one of the biggest rock tours of the year produced by Frank Productions/NS2. Special guests on the tour will be HELLYEAH and NOTHING MORE. Fred Frank, President of FRANK PRODUCTIONS offers: “We are excited to put two of the globally most relevant and hottest bands of the genre into major arenas across the country to bring fans an amazing night with 4 bands on the bill at a great value”.
The co-headlining arena tour across North America (itinerary below) will kick off on September 16 at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, UT and run through October with the final performance taking place at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at 10am local time. Pre-sales start tomorrow (May 7) at 10am local time. For tickets go to www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com or www.vobeat.dk.
NEW SINGLE BY DIZZY WRIGHT
Raised in Vegas, one would expect a flashy flow and cocky demeanor from Funk Volume rapper Dizzy Wright, especially as the nephew of legendary Bone Thugs-n-Harmony emcee Layzie Bone. Far from this, the esteemed Sin City emcee shows his gratitude and takes time to reflect on his accomplishment in “Reunite for The Night” produced by Roc n Mayne, from Dizzy’s recently released State of Mind EP. In the track, the lyrics affirm implication of an ode in recognition to all those who have supported him. Dizzy spits in third person to get into the mindset of his supporters of family and friends rapping, “It’s good to see you/Glad you in town/I ain’t seen you in a while/you be holding shit down/keep making the city proud.’
Listen to “Reunite for The Night”:
WIRE: VANIISH SHARE “KALEIDOSCOPED”
Today Wondering Sound have shared the first track from San Francisco’s VANIISH (featuring past and present members of Wax Idols and The Soft Moon) debut album, Memory Work, out 6/10 on Metropolis Records. Wondering Sound is hailing “Kaleidoscoped” as “sleek and modern, but impressively gloomy”.
‘UNDER THE ELECTRIC SKY’ TRAILER POSTED
Under the Electric Sky is an immersive 3D documentary exploring the allure of the EDM phenomenon told through the experiences of six different groups among the nearly 350,000 festivalgoers attending the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) 2013 in Las Vegas. Combining those personal stories along with performances by Fatboy Slim, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buren, Avicii, and TiÃ«sto, directors Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz bring the event to life by going behind the scenes to show what it takes to stage one of the biggest parties in the known universe. They chronicle the unique journeys of individual attendees from different walks of life, all of whom share one common desire — to shed their inhibitions and immerse themselves in this judgment-free celebration of life and music. Renowned artist Kaskade created the musical score to accompany the film, and KCRW music director Jason Bentley acted as the music supervisor for the documentary.
Under The Electric Sky Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg9gDevbay0
SPOON: “THEY WANT MY SOUL” SPECIAL OUTDOOR EVENT
Spoon is ramping up the excitement for what is sure to be a memorable 2014 for both the group and its fans. In addition to its previously announced festival and headline engagements, Spoon has just confirmed an August 8 Los Angeles headline show on the beautiful Fairbanks Lawn of the storied Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Tickets for this very special outdoor event – christened “They Want My Soul,” and one of only three performances staged annually on the Fairbanks Lawn – are certain to go quickly and are available Friday, May 9 at 12pm PST. Check Ticketfly for further information.
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 9 AT http://ticketf.ly/1rX0PEU
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY LA FEMME
Their new LP Psycho Tropical Berlin is a heady mix of psychedelia, rockabilly, electro, and punk infused surf. It is equal parts Gene Vincent, The Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk. “It’s a melting pot of strange, hypnotic and mental moods (Psycho), sunny, positive vibes and beachy surf (Tropical); and cold, binary electro (Berlin),” explains Marlon.
EMINEM AT WEMBLEY STADIUM JULY 11
Eminem Announces Wembley July 11: http://instagram.com/p/nqlpA3JY0a/
WIRE: THE LANDING DEBUTS “PALE BLUE”
The Landing is an artist seeking to turn the struggle of finding one’s place in the Universe into an anthem for the optimistic. This is an act of creation and discovery, a response to the quickening pace at which we are uncovering the secrets of the cosmos, our place within it and its place within us.
WHITE HINTERLAND VIDEO “NO DEVOTION”
White Hinterland is thrilled to premiere the video for “No Devotion” on VEVO today, the latest track off her standout album, Baby (Out now on Dead Oceans). Spotlighted by Pitchfork, NME and SPIN, Rolling Stone praises Baby for its “operatic quivers, howling yelps” and “haunting harmonic layers.” WNYC raves, “It’s a record that exudes musical confidence and showcases Dienel’s new extroverted and evocative pop identity.”
Watch the video for “No Devotion” via Youtube here:
EVOLUTION BEAT DEBUTS HOT NEW RADIO SINGLE “LOVE ME MORE”
Evolution Beat is excited to announce the release of its poppy, dance-infused single, “Love Me More,” to radio and online retailers. Yesterday, the single hit national Top 40 and Hot AC radio and is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and more. In anticipation of the band’s forthcoming debut EP, scheduled for release May 30th on Golden Planet Records, a new video for the single, directed by Darren Grant (Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and videos for Beyonce, Common, Jay Z, etc.) is currently in preproduction.
Preview “Love Me More” here:
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND RETURNS TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
On June 17, Bama Rags/RCA/Legacy Recordings will reissue Dave Matthews Band’s Remember Two Things. Originally released on November 9, 1993, Remember Two Things soon became a bona-fide word-of-mouth sensation and remains the first and best introduction to the DMB sound. It was the first official release on the group’s own Bama Rags label.
Available on vinyl for the first time ever, the two-LP, 180-gram deluxe audiophile release will be cut from new lacquers, prepared by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The vinyl release will feature the original album packaged in an individually numbered gatefold jacket and include a new eight-page booklet with full lyrics and rare and previously unpublished photos of the band. A download card will feature the full album plus two previously unreleased bonus tracks: early studio versions of “Pay For What You Get” and “Typical Situation,” newly mastered by original album engineer David Glasser. Remember Two Things will also be available as a new CD and digital LP reissue and will feature the original album as well as both bonus tracks.
WIRE: ARTIFEX PEREO DEBUT NEW SONG “APEIRON” AT ALTPRESS.COM
Rising Louisville art-rock band Artifex Pereo has unveiled a new song called “Apeiron” today at AltPress.com. The track is featured on the band’s upcoming debut album, Time In Place, which will be released on Tooth & Nail Records on May 27th. Fans can pre-order the record now at http://smarturl.it/TNNstore.
Stream “Apeiron” now, exclusively at AltPress.com: http://bit.ly/1inVJvZ
WIRE: ISLANDER PREMIERE SINGLE
ISLANDER have released the single from one of REVOLVER’s ‘Most Anticipated Albums of 2014’, Violence & Destruction. The single, “Coconut Dracula”, showcases ISLANDER’s flawless integration of alt-rock stylings and blasts of melodic intensity, providing the scene with a much-needed breath of creativity and dynamism. Out to prove why they are one of ALTERNATIVE PRESS’ ‘100 Bands You Need to Know’, ISLANDER’s Violence & Destruction will quickly catapult itself to the top of your playlist, on repeat.
ALL EYES ON ME VIDEO “SALT”
Sound Museum Music is proud to present the release of ALL EYES ON ME’S newest video SALT from their self titled EP . All Eyes on Me is a psychedelic dream pop band from from Boston, MA with sounds reminiscent of the 60’s &70’s harmony driven vocal pop bands like the Mamas & the Papas, Jefferson Airplane and Fleetwood Mac matched with today’s alt-indie bands such as Arcade Fire, Postal Service & Sleater-Kinney.
WIRE: MINIATURE TIGERS “USED TO BE THE SH*T” MP3
New MP3 from Miniature Tigers’ upcoming LP Cruel Runnings. “Used To Be The Sh*t” premiered on Neon Gold today, who called it “Impossibly excellent,” and noted “pep rally percussion and bouncing castle keys lay the foundation for a tidal wave of dreamweaving melodies and bittersweet sugar highs.”
WIRE: GABRIELLE APLIN NEW RECORDING OF JONI MITCHELL’S “A CASE OF YOU”
British chanteuse Gabrielle Aplin’s 6-song English Rain EP is out today! The digital release marks her U.S. debut and follows her massive success overseas where her single “The Power of Love” has achieved certified Gold status in the U.K. and Australia. Aplin’s first ever U.S. tour kicks off tonight in New York City at the Studio at Webster Hall.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY OUTFIT, TX ON THE FADER
“I know you see me, I look important,” raps The Outfit, TX’s Mel on the chorus of “Business Man,” a song in which he also produced. Premiering with The FADER, who say Mel “has the kind of subtle but powerful swag exclusive to sensitive guys who’ve realized that girls love sensitive guys,” the video is the latest release from the Dallas trio’s Cognac/Four Corner Room album, which has been circulating since late last year. But don’t get it twisted, these guys’ music is as relevant as ever, having recently done feature interviews with Complex, Noisey, and NPR. Whether he’s at home with a gold grill in his mouth reading Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, on a cell phone while out to lunch in a USA Olympics track jacket, or carrying luggage down the street in an overcoat and tie, there’s no doubt that Mel looks important in “Business Man.”
Check out the The FADER premiere:
GLENN TILBROOK POSTS “EVERYBODY SOMETIMES”
The album sprang out of a quiet period in the writing of a brand new Squeeze studio album. Says Tilbrook, “Momentum’s very important. It went a bit quiet at Chris Difford’s end, so I thought, ‘you know what? I’ll just get on with my own thing and make my own momentum.’”
The album will be also released stateside in a special vinyl bundle on June 6, 2014 including a limited-edition gatefold album, CD and download link, pre-orders start today at www.GlennTilbrook.com.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY TIJUANA LOVE
Tijuana Love is proud to announce the world premeire of their video for the Latin funk house fusion single, “Tuesday Morning.” This frisky little escapade, shot on the seas of the Caribbean, can be summed up best by the recent post on What’s Hip ¿:
SHELLEY SEGAL ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘MOROCCO’
Enchanting Melbourne singer songwriter and international touring artist, Shelley Segal has announced the release of her new single, Morocco lifted from her third studio album, An Easy Escape which is set for release on June 6. The eclectic storyteller will celebrate the launch of her new releases with shows at The Northcote Social Club (Melb) on June 13 and The Vanguard (Syd) on June 26.
Lead single Morocco is an upbeat pop number that walks the listener through an experience Segal had when in Morocco. “I was inspired to write ‘Morocco’ when I visited Marrakech and Essaouira. I was completely blown away by the beauty of the country and the colourful, carefree, fun time that was available to me as a tourist,” explains Segal. “Slowly as the trip went on I began to see some of the darker sides of what it was like for many who lived there.”
DEAN ZALINSKY OPENS OUTLET STORE IN IL
Dean Zelinsky, founder of the guitar brand that bears his name and most recent venture Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars (www.deanzelinsky.com), announces the opening of his outlet store, Dean Zelinsky’s Guitar Factory Outlet at 3080 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park, IL (two stores north of the Lexus Dealership).
Zelinsky opened the store to showcase his new line of Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars. The store also features a nice selection of factory seconds and slightly blemished guitars where players can literally save hundreds of dollars off already factory direct prices.
WIRE: BASSNECTAR RELEASES “NOW” FEAT RYE RYE
Bass music progenitor Bassnectar has emerged in 2014 with a new track available for free download. “Now”, which features vocals by Baltimore MC Rye Rye, builds up into a frenzy of electro synths, flowing rhymes, 808s and plenty of bass before being released into a calming and delicate interlude. The track will come on Bassnectar’s forthcoming full-length album, which will be released June 24. More details to be announced.
BEATS BY DRE HOOKS UP WITH PRIYANKA CHOPRA
Beats by Dr Dre, one of America’s hottest brands, will champion Priyanka Chopra’s single “I Can’t Make You Love Me” with the launch of a new campaign for the popular Beats Pill XL portable Bluetooth speaker. Chopra and her new track will be featured in the national ad campaign, which will run nationwide through the end of May.
Commercial Spot: http://youtu.be/QVjHff2-WMk
WIRE: VANNA PREMIERE NEW SONG “HOLY HELL”
Boston, Massachusetts based Vanna has seen much success since their formation nearly ten years ago. VOID is set to be their biggest release yet following so many recording accomplishments including their seven inch EP, Preying/Purging, which featured two new songs and their latest full length album, The Few and the Far Between. The Few and the Far Between comes after the critically acclaimed release of And They Came Baring Bones, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #22 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart.
ANIMATED LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED FOR LOST JOHNNY CASH SONG “OUT AMONG THE STARS”
A brand new animated lyric video for the recently discovered Johnny Cash song, “Out Among The Stars” premieres today at: http://smarturl.it/Cash_OutAmongStars. The previously lost song is the title track from the recent critically acclaimed album, Out Among The Stars and tells the story of a stick-up kid who predicts his own suicide-by-cop on the evening news.
NEW LYRIC VIDEO BY LUCIUS
Lucius release an engaging lyric video featuring digital sketch imagery by the photographer/illustrator Peter Larson for the single “Don’t Just Sit There.” The band also release a “digital 45” of a new recording of the fan favorite “Genevieve” b/w “Don’t Just Sit There” (available on iTunes).
WIRE: AMERICAN SONGWRITER PREMIERES BRIGHTON, U.K. BAND HOUSE OF HATS’ “THIS LOVE”
American Songwriter is currently premiering “This Love,” the first track from the debut LP of the same name by Brighton, U.K. band House of Hats. Produced by Pete Smith (Sting, Joe Cocker, Sheryl Crow) and out in the U.S. June 10 on Willow Walk Records, the album has already earned high praise in the U.K. with Q Magazine giving it three stars and commending the band’s “vocal pyrotechnics” and “harmonies cascading into, over, through and beneath one another,” and Acoustic Magazine calling it “just the stuff to hum along to” and asking if it could be “just the kind of music we all need?”
HOT CHELLE RAE PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “DON’T SAY GOODNIGHT”
Hot Chelle Rae today premieres the music video for their new single “Don’t Say Goodnight” available now on VEVO.
The video was shot over a 24 hour period with award-winning video director Dennis Liu (Justin Timberlake, David Guetta, Sia), documenting the guys of Hot Chelle Rae running around Los Angeles performing in as many locations as possible guerrilla-style, time-stamped all along the way.
NEW ALBUM BY PILOT FOR A DAY
Pop-rock foursome Pilot For A Day has officially announced the release of their album Better Air (Deluxe Edition), set to drop on July 1st! With three exclusive acoustic tracks, Better Air (Deluxe Edition) is the extension of their debut album, which was produced by Marc McClusky (Weezer, Ludo, Hit The Lights). For more information, please visit: http://pilotforaday.net/.
Pilot For A Day is composed of Nolan Smith (vocals, guitar), Craig Harper (drums, vocals), Brandon Rimmey (guitar), and Harry Datkowitz (bass). Formed in November 2010, the band came together in their hometown of Kansas City, KS to make hard-hitting and uplifting music. Their inspiration comes from a wide range of ideas, including living life to the fullest extent and knowing that anything you can imagine is possible.
WIRE: FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND DEBUTS NEW BOYSETSFIRE COVER WITH ALTPRESS.COM
Welsh post-hardcore band Funeral For A Friend has premiered a new cover of BoySetsFire’s song “Rookie” today at AltPress.com. The song is featured on the two-track split record, which also features Boysetsfire covering Funeral For A Friend’s fan favorite “1045 Amsterdam Conversations.” The split 7” vinyl will be released in the U.S. on May 13th by No Sleep Records and is currently available for pre-order http://nslp.co/bsfffaf.
Stream Funeral For A Friend’s cover of “Rookie” at AltPress.com: http://bit.ly/1mCEWcu