LLACE SARABETE VIDEO “PLAY IN THIS CLUB”
Here is the latest song from Atlanta’s favorite female R&B artist LLACE SARABETE’ with a track that will have everyone dancing, wherever they may be! Produced by Peter Jacobson.
NASTYMANE “DEAD PEOPLE” SINGLE
DJ’s here is a brand new record from NastyMane that we think has potential to be a big record. We’ve given you several records from him before that have done well in the streets and we expect this one to do the exact same plus some. If you are getting money then you know what it’s like to have a pocket full of “Dead People” so this record will hit home for you. This one is produced by KE On The Track and is off his mixtape “KUSH 2? that is dropping this summer.
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‘COLLATERAL DAMAGE’ COMING FROM R.A. (RUDE AWAKENING) TEASER VIDEO
R.A. is a straightforward, no-frills hardcore band from Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. They formed in the summer of 2011 and released a demo on Arrest Records, followed by The Awakening EP and a split 12? with Death Threat, both on local hardcore label Triple B Records. These releases were all well-received, each one even more than its predecessor, which led R.A. to tour extensively around hardcore circles in the US and Canada and to attract the attention of Bridge Nine Records. Now, the band is excited to call Bridge Nine their new home and even more excited to be releasing their first proper full-length album on the label on July 1st, 2014.
SHAKIRA’S GLOBAL VIDEO PREMIERE OF “DARE (LA LA LA)”
Shakira today premieres the music video for “Dare (La La La)” on VEVO in both English and Spanish language versions. Click here to watch the English version and click here to watch the Spanish version of the song entitled “La La La.” “Dare (La La La)” is a new track featured on her self-titled, critically acclaimed studio album SHAKIRA., released in March 2014 on RCA/Sony Latin Iberia. The video was directed by Anthony Mandler and shot in Portugal.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY UNTIL DAWN
Metal fans new to the world of UNTIL DAWN can get a taste by checking out the band’s brand new technically-driven, “zombified” music video for the track ‘Roamers and Lurkers’, available for viewing now exclusively via Revolver Magazine. The video is directed by Barrett Klesko and featured the band performing in a dark, barricaded high school gym. Zombies take over the gym and attack the band during the song, turning them into the undead monsters themselves!
NEW SINGLE FROM JOHN ROBINSON & PVD
“Know My Style” is a more upbeat and rugged selection from JR and PVD and it’s a sneak peak of what’s to come from Modern Vintage, the all new upcoming full length album from veteran emcee/visionary John Robinson and drummer/composer/producer PVD, which will be released on Brick Records on June 17th, 2014.
Link to John Robinson & PVD’s “Know My Style”:
SARAH BORGES’ NEW SOLO CD, RADIO SWEETHEART, DROPS JUNE 24
She’s been Boston’s singing sweetheart for the past few years as part of Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles. But, now, the singer-songwriter is claiming that title of her own as she readies the release of her new solo record, Radio Sweetheart.
The 10-track album, set for release on June 24 via Booneville, Kentucky-based Lonesome Day Records, is a return to self for the artist. “I wrote songs that felt important to me. Before, I had a lot of co-writes, so a lot of opinions in the mix, and this time I was able to think of just what I wanted. It was scary and freeing at the same time,” says Borges, who Rolling Stone magazine describes as “friendly pop-rock with bits of twang, rockabilly, and ’50 pop.”
WIRE: EDM IN HAITI DOCU
In this short film, Sounds of Solidarity, THUMP travels to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince to learn more about how a homegrown EDM movement is sprouting out of the country’s vibrant history of music, dance, and all-night parties. Only four years after the catostrophic earthquake that killed 200,000 Haitians and left another 300,000 without a home, we witness a country that is still very much in recovery-and for many, music provides a momentary escape from the trials of everyday life. Over the course of 20 minutes, we get a crash course in the wildly complex history of Haitian music, leading up to rise of the country’s many shades of contemporary dance music.
NEW ALBUM BY NAZARETH COMING JUNE 3
With a career spanning 45 years and 22 albums, rockers Nazareth are back with Rock ‘n’ Roll Telephone, which will be released on June 3, 2014.
The band’s 23rd studio album, their first since 2011’s Big Dogz, features 11 original heavy rockers and bluesy ballads. The Deluxe digipack edition will include a second disc with two additional studio recordings and five live tracks, and will also be available in a double LP gate fold vinyl version.
A welcome return to form, this may be the last album to feature original singer Dan McCafferty, who has refrained from touring due to health issues. If this does prove to be Dan’s last stand, he retires on a high note with his legacy as one of rock’s greatest vocalists assured.
EPK with Photos, Videos, and more: http://mvdb2b.com/i/press/CVX904783/EPK/
NEW SINGLE & LABEL DEAL FOR SPIDER BAGS
Chapel Hill’s Spider Bags are excited to announce they have joined the Merge Records roster. Frozen Letter, the band’s fourth full-length album and first for Merge, will be released on August 5. Frozen Letter follows up 2012’s acclaimed Shake My Head and is available for pre-order now on CD and LP in the Merge online store. The band has made the album’s lead track, “Back With You Again In The World,” available to stream via SoundCloud.
ILL BLU REMIXES DRAKE “WORST BEHAVIOUR”
iLL BLU AKA Darius and James can trace their credentials to being one of top producers that emerged in 2008’s UK Underground music scene. That year they created Princess Nyah’s ‘Frontline’ together at their home studio, recording vocals in the bathroom. It was one of the key songs of the Underground movement driven by DJs like Marcus Nasty at Rinse FM, Pioneer and Cameo. Like most UK Underground tracks, it mixed a ghetto outlook with the sensuality of the female vocal, the Carnival Dem bow rhythm and the garage and tribal house production energy.
You might enjoy this new refix by iLL BLU of Drake’s ‘Worst Behaviour’:
NEW VIDEO BY ADELITAS WAY
Rockers Adelitas Way released their official video for “Dog On A Leash.” Loudwire described the video, “..the band performs the track with unbridled energy until DeJesus himself is ensnared by [a mysterious woman] as she literally yanks his chain.”
“Dog On A Leash” Video: http://youtu.be/AqrNmlK2nog
SEAHAVEN DEBUT SELF-DIRECTED MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SILHOUETTE (LATIN SKIN)”
Torrance, CA’s Seahaven have debuted the official video for their single “Silhouette (Latin Skin),” from their March 25th released full-length album Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only via Run For Cover Records.
WIRE: B.E. GODFREY SHARES “IT WAS THE WIND”
Houston-based B.E. Godfrey is bringing his self-described “alt-folk murder ballads” on May 20, 2014 with the release of his debut EP Wild Desperation. Blending monstrous dark folk and melancholy indie rock, Godfrey creates cinematic soundscapes evoking strong emotional imagery. To celebrate the release, Godfrey is making the second single, “It was the Wind” available for free download via Earbuddy.net. See below for a full list of tour dates. Godfrey explains about the track: “Similar to our first single “Get your gun”, this is another metaphor of being the murderer of someone’s “life” in a relationship. Accepting the guilt and the actions for what they are, and accepting that maybe you even have to lie to get away with it.”
CHRISTOPHER DENNY SIGNS TO PARTISAN RECORDS
Partisan Records is excited to announce the signing of Austin, TX’s Christopher Denny. His sophomore effort, If The Roses Don’t Kill Us, will be released on August 5th, and today he shares the lead single “Our Kind Of Love,” featuring guest vocals from Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards. The album was produced by Grammy winner Dave Sanger (Asleep At The Wheel), and the players on the record are a bonafide who’s-who of country music: Cindy Cashdollar (Ryan Adams, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, etc), Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards), Glenn Fukunaga (Robert Plant, Dixie Chicks), Lauren Gurgiolo (Okkervil River), and Marty Muse (Robert Earl Keen).
JOE GHOST SINGLE “LIBG”
Emerging from the ever-expanding roster of Canadian electronic dance music talent, Toronto’s Joe Ghost brings us an explosive track for his Dim Mak Records debut in the form of “LIBG (Lose It Baby Go!),” out now. After a daunting build-up of poignant synths atop emphatic chords, “LIBG” explodes into a plateau that’s targeted right at dance music’s largest stages.
WIRE: NOISEY PREMIERES EASTLINK’S ‘OVERTIME’ VIDEO
This self-titled debut album from the rigid Melbourne, Australia punks known as EASTLINK is the best full length to come from down under since, well, since the last really incredible release on Aarght, RIP Society, Homeless or one of the countless many fantastic new labels that have appeared from that country over the past few years. For those paying attention, it’s hard to not be blown away by the amount of amazing records coming out of this country lately. This album is no exception and stands near the top of the heap.
WIRE: OOIOO POST “ATATAWA”
OOIOO, famously fronted by Yoshimi P-we of Boredoms, is set to release Gamel, a new album influenced by the percussion heavy tradition of gamelan, on July 1st. Earlier today SPIN announced the album and shared “Atatawa,” a new track from Gamel that heavily features the gongs and bells that characterize the ancient Javanese style, performed by gamelan musicians Tomoyuki Hamamoto and Koheysai Kawamura. Gamel is the first OOIOO album since 2009’s Armonico Hewa.
WIRE: EAST FOREST STREAM NEW EP
East Forest recently released his EP Prana which has received critical acclaimed and can now be streamed in its entirety via Last.fm. Trevor Oswalt, the man behind East Forest, weaves ethereal soundscapes from his vintage keys, intimate vocals, and original field recordings. His sonic architecture reflects motifs of nature and the inner spiritual landscape juxtaposed with the realities and possibilities of modern society. The emotive music experiments with elements of pop and contemporary themes while leading the listener on a sensual ambient journey.
NEW SINGLE BY CRAFT SPELLS “KOMOREBI”
Last month we were happy to announce the return of Craft Spells and shared “Breaking the Angle Against the Tide”, the first single from his sophomore album Nausea (June 10th). We’re back today with another cut from the album, the sonically rich and melodically delicate track “Komorebi”. Layers of complex instrumental arrangements give the song a grand, orchestral quality, while sweeping strings and wind arrangements inject it with lightness.
Listen to “Komorebi” Now
ARIANA GRANDE’S “PROBLEM” FEATURING IGGY AZALEA OFFICIALLY THE BIGGEST-SELLING SINGLE OF 2014
ARIANA GRANDE’s “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea is officially and indisputably a record-setting smash…
The first single from the most anticipated album of the year achieved astounding first-week sales of 435,000-plus, making for the biggest single debut of the year so far and fourth highest for a female artist ever. She also becomes the “Youngest Woman to Debut with More Than 400,000 Downloads”, and it’s now the eighth highest digital song debut of all-time. In SoundScan history, it remains one of only nine tracks to debut with over 400,000 digital downloads during its release week.
NEW SINGLE BY JULIEN JABRE X MT EDEN X HAYLEY GENE
France’s Julien Jabre teams up with dubstep virtuosos Mt Eden and vocalist Hayley Gene to create a beautiful one of a kind track entitled “A Little Closer”. Mt Eden’s signature complex sound is accented by Jabre’s progressive sensibility creating a totally original sound that cannot be defined by any one genre. “A Little Closer”‘s aggressive industrial instrumental is then juxtaposed with Hayley Gene’s delicate yet powerful vocals to form a track unlike anything in today’s electronic music spectrum.
WIRE: PROXY VIDEO FOR “10,000?
Russia’s mysterious electronic maverick, Proxy, is set to drop one of his most intriguing 2 track EP’s to date “10,000 & Nemezis” on Jon Gooch’s (a.k.a. Feed Me) label Sotto Voce. Emerging from the nuclear blast fallout from Feed Me’s highly acclaimed debut album, Calamari Tuesday, 10,000 & Nemezis is a giant leap in the right direction for Sotto Voce, as it is the first release from an artist other than Feed Me.
THUMP Premiere’s 10,000 Music Video
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY GUIDED BY VOICES
Recorded during the sub-freezing Polar Vortex of 2014, the next Guided by Voices record is titled Cool Planet.
Here we have another wineskin full of great songs to listen to, recorded in a single proper studio — Cyberteknics in Dayton, Ohio — for the first time since their inexhaustible reformation. There’s some unusually consistent and consistently awesome production on Cool Planet, thanks to the array of vintage equipment on offer at Cyberteknics.
V-NIX NEW SINGLE “BIA”
It goes without saying that women have toppled the traditionally male — dominated record and show sales over the last few years with acts such as, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce. Why not kick that up a notch by adding record company owner, Veronica Spikener — also known on stage as V-nix — to that list. Her release of “BIA (bottles in the air)” is marking the first ever hit single by a
female independent record label owner in the history of the industry. She is more than enough to make any music industry veteran approve her genius. This song is a definite radio, club and street hit. Look forward to hearing much more from V-nix and other LFL artists.
CHASE & STATUS DROP EXCLUSIVE RE-WORK OF ‘GANGSTA BOOGIE’ FEATURING RAEKWON AND KNYTRO
The London based duo, Chase & Status, have just dropped an exclusive re-work of ‘Gangsta Boogie’ featuring new bars from legendary Wu-Tang rapper Raekwon as well as fresh new talent Knytro, signed to the pair’s MTA Records. Later this month Saul Milton and MC Rage will be heading across the pond to embark on a North American Brand New Machine tour which will see them DJ’ing in various acclaimed venues across the US and Canada. This tour follows the release of their UK #2 charting album, Brand New Machine.
HANK3 SPRING TOUR DATES
HANK3, the most famous hellbilly rock n’ roll outlaw of all time, will perform at 14 music venues up, down, and all around the Eastern portion of the U.S. this June. The tour will kick off on June 3rd in Louisville, KY at the Mercury Ballroom and will run through West Virginia, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia before coming to an end on June 22nd in Raleigh, NC at the Lincoln Theatre.
HANK3 Spring 2014 Tour Dates:
6/3 — Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
6/4 — Newport, KY @ Southgate House
6/6 — Huntington, WV @ V Club
6/7 — Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St
6/8 — Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar
6/10 — Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
6/11 — Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
6/13 — Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
6/14 — Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
6/17 — New York, NY @ Gramercy
6/18 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
6/20 — Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
6/21 — Norfolk, VA @ NorVA
6/22 — Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
WATCH MICHAEL JACKSON MAKE TELEVISION HISTORY ON THE 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
Michael Jackson is music’s greatest innovator and among the most beloved performers and influential artists of all-time. In this spirit, the Estate of Michael Jackson has created a Michael Jackson world premier experience, live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, on ABC May 18. This is television history! Michael Jackson like you’ve never seen him before — you do not want to miss it!
Perhaps no musician has made a bigger impact on the music industry than Michael Jackson. He is the greatest entertainer of all time. His use of groundbreaking visual effects, storylines and distinct complex dance routines transformed the music video into an art form as demonstrated by the short film, “Thriller.” The impact of Michael’s inventive short films helped catapult the art of music video into popular culture, and create for the music industry a profoundly effective promotional tool.
PROCEEDS OF NEW SINGLE BY MARRIED WORSHIP DUO TO BENEFIT ORPHANS IN UGANDA
Watoto Child Care Ministries announces the May 14 release of a single “Heart of the Father” (http://youtu.be/YylHAJByeJQ) written and performed by worship duo Brad + Rebekah, featuring the renowned Watoto Children’s Choir, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the ministry’s work to rescue abandoned babies, orphaned children and vulnerable women in Africa.
Worship leaders Brad + Rebekah wrote, “We once were orphans God came to rescue, all that was taken is restored,” to describe Watoto — a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and her people.
GUY BLAKESLEE NEW SINGLE “KNEEL & PRAY”
Guy Blakeslee (The Entrance Band) delivers his first solo album in ten years. Produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah, Yeah Yeahs), Ophelia Slowly, takes a step back from the dense rock sound his LA-based neo-psychedelic trio is known for, delving instead into a sparse, spooky dreamscape where drum loops, synthesizers, and the occasional acoustic guitar frame his always haunting vocal delivery. Recorded in New York in the fall of 2013, the album focuses on Blakeslee’s recent descent; wrestling with demons and angels alike, he has come through it victoriously, expressing the hopeful message of a modern day spiritual.
NEW MIXTAPE BY WERDOZE ‘IWEIRD’
The WeRdoZe have returned with their 4th installment. iWeiRd has been critically acclaimed for years in advance. The future is explained in each song, and interestingly things have been getting a little weird now that you think about it. Listen carefully right now, this duo knows music regardless of their age and are extremely talented. Sit back and enjoy the vivid wordplay, exquisite harmonic messages, and downright savvy grooviness the WeRdoZe (pronounced weirdoes) have to offer.