WIRE: KRIS DELMHORST WALL STREET JOURNAL PREMIERES “92ND ST” VIDEO
On May 13, Signature Sounds releases Blood Test, the latest LP from acclaimed singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst. In celebration, the Wall Street Journal is exclusively premiering the brand new video for the track “92nd St” at http://on.wsj.com/1qzEh1C. The album is currently streaming in its entirety over at MSN Music: http://on-msn.com/QEGHv8.
WIRE: INTRODUCING THUNDERHANK “JENNI” PREMIERES ON IMPOSE
Brothers Henry and Samuel Bellingham formed Thunderhank while living in Los Angeles in 2013. After attending high school in Wilmington, Delaware, the brothers lived in LA for five years during which they studied music, played in various self-imploding musical groups and, finally, decided to strike off as a duo. The music is made with a mix of acoustic and electronic instruments and uses ambient textures to obscure the formal pop song structures. When their first work — “Tracker” — received a wave of attention they then recorded and co-produced the remaining four songs on their debut EP, “Thunderhank EP,” with Cal Campbell in Calabasas, and remixed “Tracker”. Henry and Sam moved to the Philadelphia area after graduating college and put together a band that performs Thunderhank’s recorded and new songs live.
WARNER MUSIC GROUP’S SIRE RECORDS INTRODUCES BEN FIELDS
Sire Records has announced the signing of new artist, and John Lennon Songwriter Award recipient, Ben Fields. Fields is set to release his debut album, Extraordinary Light on June 17th. Extraordinary Light features the lead single of the same name, as well as “Swede” – the highly praised song that sparked Fields’ achievement of the John Lennon Songwriting Award. The album is a product of Fields’ meticulous craftsmanship, mixed with the mastering and cutting of acclaimed Bernie Grundman (Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Prince’s “Purple Rain,” Carole King’s “Tapestry”), as well as ingenious collaborations with producer JC Hopkins (Willie Nelson, Norah Jones) and renowned guest vocalists including Jolie Holland and Warren Smith.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY ALESANA ON REVOLVERMAG.COM
The wait is finally over for Alesana fans. The North Carolina pop-metal icons have premiered their new music video for the stand alone single “Fatima Rusalka” on RevolverMag.com today.
“We are proud to announce that the official music video for Fatima Rusalka is now premiering at revolvermag.com!” says guitarist/vocalist Shawn Milke. “Playing live together is one of the greatest things about being Alesana and we feel our director, Rita Baghdadi, has captured both the intensity and intimacy of our live performance with this video. This release is just the first of many exciting things that we have lying ahead this year, including the conclusion of the Annabel trilogy!”
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY 7EVENTHIRTY
7evenThirty announces his sophomore album, The Problem, produced entirely by SP1200 beat meastro Gensu Dean. The pair both hail from Jackson, Mississippi, but now both reside in Dallas where they produced the new album. The first track, “$ Stacks & Body Bags,” off the record is meant to shake things up a bit, showcasing a whole new side of both 7evenThirty’s flow and Gensu Dean’s nasty update on SP1200 production. The track was premiered today by Thesource.com and is streaming at Soundcloud and can be downloaded immediately with album pre-orders.
Thesource.com Premiere link:
ROGER SANCHEZ U.S. & CANADA SUMMER TOUR DATES
S-Man will be playing it deeper and darker as he sets sights on a new round of U.S. summer tour dates, kicking off June 6th at Chicago’s famous Spy Bar, and making stops in Montreal, Miami, Toronto, Tampa, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Houston.
ROGER SANCHEZ U.S. SUMMER TOUR DATES
June 6, 2014: Spy Bar, Chicago, IL
June 7, 2014: New City Gas, Montreal, Canada
June 8, 2014: Story – Miami Beach, FL
June 13, 2014: Maison – Toronto, Canada
June 14, 2014: Jacksons Nightclub – Tampa, FL
June 19, 2014: Cielo – New York, NY
June 27, 2014: Audio – San Francisco, CA
June 28, 2014: Avalon – Los Angeles, CA
June 29, 2014: Proof Rooftop – Houston, TX
July 3, 2014: Avenue *Le Club – Long Branch, NY
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY SINNER SINNERS
Los Angeles rockers SINNER SINNERS are pleased to reveal a third new music video for their XI album cycle, this time for the track ‘Darkness Forever’. You can watch the music video now, exclusively via Revolver Magazine here. The video was designed to pay tribute to the band Turbonegro (see: creepy masks, make-up, denim all over…).
INSOMNIAC AND INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF INSOMNIAC RECORDS
Insomniac CEO and founder Pasquale Rotella announced today a new partnership with Interscope Geffen A&M to create Insomniac Records.
Pairing two of the top companies in their respective fields, Insomniac Records looks to combine the music business knowledge of Interscope with the over 20 years of expertise Insomniac has producing some of the largest dance music events in the world.
THE DEAD DAISIES ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THE FACE I LOVE EP
The Dead Daisies released their self-titled debut last year and are proud to announce the Face I Love EP, out August 5 via Caroline/Universal. The eponymous single drops June 24 along with an innovative interactive Facebook Application that will allow fans to be a part of the album cover art and music video. That same day, the EP will be available for pre-order with the title track given away as an instant-grat track to those who pre-order the album. Summer is synonymous with the road for this rock collective and they’ll be spending July on tour with Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd for seven East Coast dates starting July 10.
NYC GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK RETURNS
NYC’s 4th annual Groovin’ In The Park concert will hit Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY on Sunday, June 29th, 2014. This year serves up an exciting dose of reggae, soul and pop-rock performances into one jam-packed day. Jamaica’s soulful hitmaker Beres Hammond and Australian pop-rock legends Air Supply will headline the show. Chronixx, one of Jamaica’s most-talked about rising roots stars, and his band Zinc Fence Redemption will make their NYC festival debut, and Marcia Griffiths celebrates her 50th year in reggae with a few of her friends (John Holt, Judy Mowatt and Bob Andy). The one-day extravaganza will also showcase exciting elements of Jamaican culture with its mouthwatering cuisine and the island’s exciting fashion. For more information, log on to www.groovininthepark.com.
Roy Wilkins Park (Merrick and Baisley Blvd, Queens, NY 11434)
Gates open: 12pm / Show: 2pm
All Ages (Kids 12 & under are free)
Ticket Price: GA $59.99, VIP $149.99
www.groovininthepark.com / +1 (347) 980-2252
WIRE: BRY WEBB’S ‘FREE WILL’ NOW STREAMING
The New York Times is premiering an exclusive album stream of Bry Webb’s Free Will, out May 20 on IdÃ©e Fixe Records. Stream the album here. To celebrate the release, Webb embarks on a tour this week with Sub Pop labelmates Chad VanGaalen and Cousins.
JOYNER LUCAS “HALF NI**ER”
Sometimes racism isn’t about being black or white. Sometimes it’s about being black AND white. The recent maelstrom of coverage on the racism topic prompted Worcester, MA up-and-comer Joyner Lucas to hit the mic and speak on the subject. His bi-racial background gives him a somewhat unique perspective. Exploring the topic further, he also ruminates about how, as black entertainers, many are also forced to choose between money and self morals. Khep’s piano-laden track provides the perfect landscape over which to reconnoitre. Big shout outs to Pitchfork for premiering this track.
“Half Ni**er” on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/realjoynerlucas/half-nier
SAINT RAYMOND POSTS “EVERYTHING SHE WANTS”
Known to friends and family as Callum Burrows, Saint Raymond will join labelmate Ed Sheeran on his fall European arena tour (see @edsheeran tweet below). Saint Raymond spent much of 2013 headlining sold-out club shows, appearing at festivals and supporting other renowned artists including Haim. Saint Raymond’s highly anticipated North American live debut will be announced soon.
Check out lead single “Everything She Wants”:
NEW SINGLE BY KID VISHIS
One of the hottest names out of Detroit in the past few years, fast rising rapper Kid Vishis releases his long awaited debut album “Timing Is Everything” on 22nd July.
The younger brother of Slaughterhouse veteran Royce da 5 9 began rhyming “downstairs in the family freestyle basement sessions” while still at high school before performing at local open mic nights. Such was the public response, word on the street reached his brother who put him to the test one night in the studio in 2003.
Link to Kid Vishis “Heaven”:
NEW SINGLE BY BOB MARLEY’S GRANDSON
As the eldest son of Stephen Marley and grandson of Bob Marley, Jo Mersa is set to release his debut EP Comfortable on June 10, 2014 on the Marley family’s imprint Ghetto Youths International (GYI).
Jo is currently on the road performing the entire Comfortable EP as the opening act on Stephen Marley’s Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life Tour. The tour spans over 30 cities in the United States and concludes in New Orleans, LA on May 24.
Feel free to post/listen to Jo Mersa’s new single now:
WIRE: TOTEM REVEALS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “RICH GIRL”
“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” So reads the Ralph Ellison quote on Totem’s Soundcloud page. Whether it’s indicative of an anonymous approach to his craft or something much higher, one thing is for sure: Totem‘s music speaks for itself.
CONFESSION VIDEO FOR “FUCK CANCER”
Australian hardcore heavyweights CONFESSION are proud to announce the release of their third full-length album Life And Death, which will hit stores in North America on June 24th through Mediaskare Records.
Fronted by Michael Crafter, a key player in the hardcore scene who earned his stripes as founding member of I Killed The Prom Queen, CONFESSION have laid out 11 of their most accomplished tracks to date, further bolstered with contributions from the best of modern metallers; Ahren Stringer and Joel Birch of The Amity Affliction, Adrian Fitipaldes of Northlane and Karl Schubach of Misery Signals.
The official music video for lead single “Fuck Cancer” can be seen on the band’s YouTube channel, located at http://youtu.be/oBi9gDab5n8.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY DEAD STARS
Brooklyn trio Dead Stars has always taken a cue from the ’90s, drawing comparisons to bands like Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, and Teenage Fanclub, so it only made sense to film their new video for “Someone Else” with an old-school video camera. The video, which premiered with Noisey today, follows the band as they play their new single at some of Williamsburg’s most recognizable hang outs: The Levee, Union Pool, Barcade, Main Drag, Hair Metal, the quintessential Brooklyn bodega & laundromat, and of course, on the Williamsburg Bridge.
TALES OF OLDE POST “WHY”
With a viral YouTube cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Pusher Love Girl” and countless sold out Boston hometown shows under their belt, indie rock/folk band Tales of Olde is now offering the first taste of their forthcoming fan-funded EP with the new single, “Why”. Featuring skillful musicianship and sophisticated sonic textures, “Why” furthers the band’s reputation for “beautiful, effortless harmonizing matched with honest-to-goodness songwriting and just enough tragedy to make it interesting” (Artist Direct).
SABATON FULL ALBUM STREAM VIA SPOTIFY
Only two weeks left until the release of SABATON’s new full-length album Heroes, out on May 27, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Now, you will be able to stream Heroes exclusively via Spotify, if you follow the playlist, here.
NEW SINGLE BY TRAVIS TRITT
Award-winning country artist Travis Tritt has released a new single, titled “That’s What Dreamers Do.”
The heart-touching ballad resonates with dreamers of all kinds and embraces the struggles and joys of being a dreamer. Tritt wrote the song for the independent biopic film, As Dreamers Do, which he narrates. The film is based on the early life of Walt Disney. View the trailer for the film at www.WaltMovie.com.
The single, “That’s What Dreamers Do,” is available through iTunes and www.TravisTritt.com.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY JUNO RAY
Almost a decade after Tae Gyun Kim first hit the electronic music scene as A-ux, he is finally poised to re-enter the public eye under a new moniker, Juno Ray. While his remixes have been making waves throughout the blogosphere over the past year, today’s premiere of “Less Hate More Love” on BitCandy.com marks the release of the first cut off of Juno Ray’s debut EP due out later this year. “Less Hate More Love” is a grand introduction to the unique brand of Nu-Disco inspired, highly unique electronic music of Juno Ray.
STEVE WYNN’S EARLY ’90s SPANISH RECORDING SESSIONS TO BE RELEASED JULY
Steve Wynn, best known for his bands the Dream Syndicate, Miracle 3 and the Baseball Project, has been recording steadily for decades since his emergence in the 1980s. Unfortunately, not all of those recordings have been available on these shores.
Steve once worked with the band Australian Blonde in Spain, recording an album titled Momento. He met producer Paco Loco, and a bond was formed. Wynn would return a few years later and form a band with Loco and his wife, Linda Pitmon, recording an album under the name Smack Dab. They created incredible music, but music only available in Spain. While the music retains the dynamic energy of Wynn’s classic rock albums, these sessions find him swapping his Americana roots for a more creative, Euro-pop vibe. Rarely has Wynn’s
music sounded so playful!
FLAGSHIP NEW SINGLE “WASTE THEM ALL”
Hailing from Charlotte in North Carolina, Flagship’s self-titled debut album will be released in the UK this coming Autumn with the first single from it coming in the summer.
You can hear a track ‘Waste Them All’ taken from the album which is also available as a free download here:
STEVIE NICKS RECEIVES BMI ICON AWARD
Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI ®), the global leader in music rights management, honored the songwriters and music publishers behind the year’s most-performed pop songs last night at the organization’s 62nd Annual Pop Awards, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
Legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks received the BMI Icon Award in recognition of her unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. As the 2014 BMI Icon Award recipient, Nicks joins an elite list of past honorees that includes Paul Simon, Carole King, David Foster, John Fogerty, Kris Kristofferson, the Jacksons, Carlos Santana, Dolly Parton and others.
High-resolution photos and video footage can be downloaded here:
HONEYCHROME RELEASES “CROSS”
“Cross” is the first single from his upcoming EP. Alternative & experimental electro pop artist HoneyChrome’s sound has been compared to that of the Pet Shop Boys with striking vocals and a stage presence of a Michael Jackson/Eminem hybrid born in one of MNDR’s dreams. His high energy, multi-sensory live shows leave you with an ear worms playing through your head long after the show has ended.
BLONDE POST REMIX OF “FOOLISH”
Every so often a new act arises that gets everyone talking, and so enter BLONDE. BLONDE are Adam Englefield and Jacob Manson. Two young Bristolians who met over the internet via Adam’s Youtube Channel “Eton Messy” and have been making sweet music ever since.
WIRE: MY DARLING FURY VIDEO “OVER UNDER”
My Darling Fury have just released their gorgeous new video for “Over, Under,” a brand new track for the ears of eager fans. The group premiered the video via The Vinyl District earlier this week, and will soon be taking off to NXNE next month. The stunning black and white video features the band providing an intimate and heartfelt version of the song, as they play in Fulton Hill Studios in Richmond, Virginia. Noted for their dreamy soundscapes, melodic vocals and post-rock passages, My Darling Fury approaches their music from a meticulous and artistic viewpoint, as they aim to produce accessible and thoughtful pop-rock songs. “Over, Under” follows in the same vein as My Darling Fury’s latest release, Licking Wounds, as it showcases their knack for flawless songwriting.
Check Out the Premiere on The Vinyl District:
ANTHONY RANKIN POSTS “BETTER THAN DREAMING”
Nashville-transplant and pop star on the rise slows down the tempo while continuing his quest with “Better Than Dreaming,” the next single off his Love Elektrik 2 EP. The second installment in the Love Elektrik trilogy expected to be completed later this summer, Love Elektrik 2 contains showstoppers “Phoenix in Vegas” and “Liar Like Me,” which heavily show off Rankin’s Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars influenced sound. “Better Than Dreaming” slows the burn as it delves deeper into the multi-instrumentalist’s R&B chops.
EVE TO ADAM ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES + “IMMORTAL”
It’s looking like for the remainder of 2014, Eve to Adam will have a jam-packed schedule. First up, on Tuesday, May 27th, the band will issue their brand new single, “Locked & Loaded,” to all DSP’s (with the track doing to radio the following month). And Eve to Adam will hit the road hard throughout the summer, including prime slots at major festivals throughout the US.
Comprised of members Taki Sassaris – lead vocals, Gaurav Bali – lead guitar, Adam Latiff – rhythm guitar/backing vocals, Aaron Baylor – bass/ backing vocals, and Alex Sassaris – drums, Eve to Adam is coming off a major breakthrough, as they cracked the Mediabase Active Rock Top 15 Charts, and recently premiered their official video for the tune “Immortal.”
“Immortal” Official Video: http://youtu.be/WTPJSMvFBig
Eve To Adam On Tour: http://evetoadam.com/tour.html
RIO NERO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SATISFY”
Grammy award winning artist Nero, aka British-born producers, remixers, DJs and artists Dan Stephens, Joe Ray and vocalist Alana Watson are back with the release of their new single “Satisfy” out today on Cherrytree Records/Interscope. The song, which marks an anxiously awaited return for the band, premiered last night on BBC Radio 1-chosen as Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Record in The World” and is now available at all digital partners.
iTunes Audio: Nero ‘Satisfy’ eSingle
NEW VIDEO BY NUDIE
Nudie has released a video for his tribute song to Stompin’ Tom Connors. Penned by Al Tuck (featured in the clip), “StompinTomConnors.com”is about the life of one of Canada’s great folk heroes.
Nudie released the acclaimed Remember Me earlier in the year to overwhelming acclaim. His first solo outting, the album was recorded at The Echo Chamber in Halifax, NS. Songs from the album were licensed for television’s “Saving Hope,” and Nudie’s talents as a performer and emcee were highlighted in Nudie’s House of Rock, a live concert recorded and broadcast by CBC Radio in Atlantic Canada.
WIRE: PETE MOLINARI NEW VIDEO
Over the past few years, Pete Molinari has established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting musical talents. His previous album, A Train Bound For Glory, earned Pete a nomination for Best Newcomer at the MOJO Awards along with an appearance on BBC’s Later With Jools Holland. His already reaped impressive acclaim from a who’s who of musical legends including Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Ray Davies and Yoko Ono with whom he appeared on stage with last summer when she curated the 2013 Meltdown Festival at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Video For “Hang My Head In Shame” Premieres Today Via PureVolume
US THE DUO ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN 2014 SUMMER TOUR
Hot on the heels of an unforgettable sold out New York show in the Studio at Webster Hall, US THE DUO have revealed the dates for their first North American tour this summer. The folk pop husband and wife duo, Carissa and Michael Alvarado, touchdown in Los Angeles for two more sold out evenings at the famed Troubadour May 19th and 21st. Then, they’ll kick off their full jaunt on July 9 in St. Paul, MN at Amsterdam Hall. The tour wraps up August 14 in San Diego, CA at the House of Blues. Ticket presale begins today at 10am local time, with General onsale and VIP packages available 10am local time Friday, May 16th.
WIRE: FOREVER CAME CALLING NEW SINGLE AT ALTPRESS.COM
Forever Came Calling has announced they will be releasing their new record What Matters Most September 9th on Pure Noise Records. Fans can hear a new track titled “Indebted” from the album on the Alternative Press website here. What Matters Most was engineered and produced by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Comeback Kid) in Los Angeles. Forever Came Calling will be on tour this spring with Man Overboard and Transit.