BLONDE VIDEO “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.
NEW SINGLE BY VATO GONZALEZ
Dirty House pioneer and festival stage regular, Vato Gonzalez releases the latest chapter in his hugely successful Riddim Series – B52 Riddim. Beginning with massive poly rhythmic synths that slowly build up into a uniquely epic drop – B52 Riddim culminates as an eruption of blaring yet melodic horns and marching band-esque drums, causing all listeners to automatically “rage to the riddim.”
M.I.A. PREMIERES ‘DOUBLE BUBBLE TROUBLE’ VIDEO
has made her music video directorial debut with a clip for her new single “Double Bubble Trouble.” The video is a super-raw riot of imagery that takes in 3-D printing, peace drones and a cameo appearance from track co-producers The Partysquad.
Watch the video for “Double Bubble Trouble” at www.miauk.com/dbt.
MAROON 5 SIGN TO INTERSCOPE RECORDS
Multi-platinum, 3-time GRAMMY-Award winning band Maroon 5 has signed to Interscope Records. The group¹s highly anticipated fifth studio album, titled V, will be released on September 2, 2014, which will be preceded by a new single that will be released this summer. In addition, the band has signed a worldwide tour deal with Live Nation with tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
Recorded in LA over the past year with producers Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Sam Martin, V reunites Maroon 5 with long-time keyboardist Jesse Carmichael who took a hiatus while the band recorded 2012’s Overexposed.
NEW VIDEO BY BUFFALO SUNN
Here’s the new Buffalo Sunn video for By Your Side. It was directed and edited by Daragh Murphy (November Seven Films). The single is out on 6th June.
Buffalo Sunn are a six piece band from Dublin. Until October 2013 they were called Sweet Jane. They have released one single, Seven Seas, under the new name. Their album By The Ocean By The Sea, produced by Pat McCarthy, is due to be released later this year.
NICK MULVEY SIGNS TO HARVEST
Nick Mulvey, former member of Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet, has already made huge waves in his native England as a solo performer. With a top 10-charting debut album, a sold-out UK tour, and a spot on the BBC Sound of 2014 Poll, Mulvey is now releasing his music stateside.
The Fever To the Form EP is a great primer to Nick Mulvey’s growing catalogue of folk songs with dense, inspired guitar work. Mulvey will perform at this year’s Glastonbury Festival before releasing his first full-length album this fall.
WIRE: THE SINGLES’ NEW DAYTROTTER SESSION IS FEATURED TODAY
The Singles are Vince Frederick (guitar/lead vocals) and Nicky Veltman (drums/back-up vocals). Hints of garage rock, power pop, glam, blues and punk all find their way into the music. Both originally from Detroit, the two joined forces in LA in 2012 to restart The Singles— a moniker Vince had used in the past to release his songs with different incarnations of the band.
PLAID VIDEO FOR ALBUM TRACK “WALLET”
Plaid release their latest album Reachy Prints tomorrow and to celebrate the duo have shared a video for the track “Wallet”. The video is directed by Sabrina Ratté (http://sabrinaratte.com/ ), who says:
“The video is inspired by the idea of creating a world based on memories, where things seem real but they are in fact a construction of the mind. All the images are made from electronic signals, from which were created a reproduction of a sun, different landscapes and cities. The musical composition induced the vision of bright colours and daylight atmosphere, so the simulated sunlight became a central element of the video, thus creating dazed images where everything is diffused and hard to grasp.”
Watch the video in full here: http://youtu.be/Tpz47Ca_qDo
SICK PUPPIES LAUNCH NEW SINGLE ‘DIE TO SAVE YOU’ & OFFICIAL VIDEO
Sick Puppies are hitting the road this summer, performing at major festivals, headlining shows, and going on a July tour with Three Days Grace.
Starting in Council Bluffs, IA at KIWR Rockfest, the band will travel down to Texas, then make stops in Indiana, Chicago, Louisville, Ohio, and more before ending their summer tour at Easyriders Saloon in August.
“Die to Save You” is on VEVO now and can be seen here: smarturl.it/WatchDTSY.
JASON MRAZ SAYS “YES!”
Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced details of his much-anticipated new album. “YES!” arrives everywhere on July 15th.
The multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter is celebrating “YES!” by releasing a new track every Monday through the album’s eagerly awaited arrival. “Mraz Mondays” get underway with today’s release of, “Love Someone,” which is available now at all DSPs. Listen to the song here: http://youtu.be/a5LsjYPPgEk. Fans pre-ordering “YES!” will receive automatic downloads of all the “Mraz Monday” tracks as they are released. For more details, please visit Mraz’s official website jasonmraz.com. Additionally, Jason will be releasing live video companion pieces, “Live from the Om Studio at Mraz Organics’ Avocado Ranch,” to each song every “Mraz Monday” directly from his Facebook page. Watch the first video for “Love Someone” here: http://Smarturl.it/lovesomeonefb.
NEW VIDEO BY MEREDITH O’CONNOR
Teenage pop singer-songwriter and actress Meredith O’Connor debuts new music video for her single “Just the Thing”, which is out on iTunes now. Luke Bilyk who plays Drew Torres from the popular show Degrassi acts as Meredith’s fellow awkward teen love interest in the video. The two are seen running down the halls of high school trying to get away from the bullies in the “in crowd.”
JUDAS PRIEST SET “MARCH OF THE DAMNED” AS LEADOFF SINGLE
For the past few weeks, metalheads worldwide have undoubtedly been enjoying the “sneak peak” title track from Judas Priest’s forthcoming ‘Redeemer of Souls’ album. And on Monday, May 19th, the official leadoff single from the album, “March of the Damned,” will be released to rock and metal radio, and will be available for purchase via all digital sales providers. Additionally, on the same day, preorders for the full album will be made available through iTunes: http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-albm
As the band themselves said about “March of the Damned,” “Our passion for heavy metal has never diminished, and this track sounds off with real conviction!” Listen to the new song here: http://youtu.be/HJhm2vZFj2k.
NEW SINGLE BY JORDAN BRATTON
Fresh off of his critically acclaimed debut mixtape The Grey Area, Jordan Bratton returns with a new track, showcasing a maturity in production and composition well beyond his years. “When I Get There,” which premiered over the weekend on UK outlet i-D Magazine, layers Bratton’s vocals expertly over an adventurous piano riff and well manipulated percussion. This is forward thinking R&B, a smart breath of fresh air amidst the plethora of acts milking the status quo.
SEVYN STREETER’S “nEXt” REMIX FEAT. YG
R&B songstress Sevyn Streeter has released a new remix of her single, “nEXt” featuring West Coast rapper YG today. The track is available now on iTunes and can also be streamed.
LOVE DOLLHOUSE SIGNS TO CAPITOL RECORDS
Urban pop trio Love Dollhouse has signed to Capitol Records in partnership with All Def Music, the next-generation music label created by Steve Rifkind and Russell Simmons to sign, develop and promote artists on YouTube.
Ryan, Jasmine, and Chelsea are Love Dollhouse — three talented young vocalists from Detroit who may have delivered the song of the summer with their new single, “Can I,” available now on iTunes. With a pinch of Motown here and a dash of TLC there, “Can I” is a perfect introduction to Love Dollhouse’s lush, elastic harmonies, slinky hooks, and soulful grooves. Written by Claude Kelly (Britney Spears, Bruno Mars) and Ashley Rose, and produced by Jon Jon Traxx (Beyoncé, Jessie J), “Can I” upends the male/female dynamic by putting the girl in the power seat.
WIRE: COLONY HOUSE VIDEO ON BAEBLE
Colony House, an indie rock trio from Nashville, TN will release their first full-length album When I Was Younger via Descendant Records (The Lone Bellow) on July 22, 2014. You can pre-order the album now via iTunes and receive a free download of the first single “Silhouettes,” on I-Tunes.
Colony House premiered a stripped down version of the band’s single “Silhouettes” in a van jam video on Baeble today, check it out HERE.
WIRE: WE WERE KIDS ALBUM STREAM
Pop-punk band We Were Kids released their new EP Somewhere Back Home on iTunes today. Head over to PropertyOfZack.com where you can stream the entire release.
Somewhere Back Home was recorded with Nick Diener (The Swellers, MXPX) and Mark Michalik (Into It, Over It, So Many Ways).
WIRE: BETTY BLACK “COME BACK LOVER” (LAUREN FLAX REMIX)
Come Back Lover (The Remixes) with mixes by Lauren Flax, Deantoni Parks and Stan Soze released June 3rd on Frau Pink Productions / KID Recordings.
KATY TIZ RELEASES ACOUSTIC VERSION OF HIT SINGLE “THE BIG BANG”
Tiz has fast earned accolades for her banging blend of wry lyrics with contemporary pop hooks and propulsive hip-hop and reggae-inspired beats. The LA-based singer/songwriter is currently hard at work recording her eagerly anticipated debut album, set to arrive via Atlantic later this year.
WATCH VIDEO HERE:
HIT-BOY IS SET TO RELEASE THE WE THE PLUG COMPILATION
Grammy award-winning producer Hit-Boy is preparing to digitally release a 19 track extended play on Tuesday, May 27. He sits at the helm of his HS87 crew which consists of Audio Push, K. Roosevelt, Kent M$NEY, Bmacthequeen, B. Carr, N. No, all who have contributed to the project. The first single/video “Grindin’” includes a special feature from Hit-Boy’s Father, Big Hit. Other guest appearances on the project include, Kid Cudi, Nipsey Hussle and Rich Boy, to name a few.
Parade Audio Link: http://youtu.be/IdWUzfx2C-4
“This album is just the beginning of the HS87 sonic experience,” comments Hit-Boy.
DREAMVILLE RECORDING ARTIST BAS ANNOUNCES LAST WINTER TOUR
Bas is set to hit the road for a ten city club tour this summer. Beginning in June, he will cross the country on the Last Winter Tour performing new material from his first Dreamville project, Last Winter, which was released digitally on May 29.
Bas has methodically made a name for himself in the hip-hop world. Working his way up from the streets of New York, he became the first artist signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville label. The young artist has received noteworthy credit through various mixtapes and touring alongside J. Cole. With an east coast vibe and an international mindset, Bas may be the next new star to achieve his dreams.
APL.DE.AP, WILL.I.AM AND TABOO OF THE BLACK EYED PEAS HEADLINE “REBUILD!” CONCERT
Seven months after a devastating typhoon destroyed portions of Southern Philippines, rebuilding efforts have slowly begun. To help in the rehabilitation effort, an all-star concert headlined by Apl.de.ap, will.i.am and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas is set for Sunday, June 8 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Spearheaded by the Apl.de.ap Foundation (ADAF), the charitable organization founded by BEP Apl.de.ap, the concert will bring together artists from various musical genres as well as from countries from around the world.
BILLY FOX RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘MYSTERY’
Fresh from his debut festival performance at Big Pineapple Festival on the weekend, Sydney based electro enigma Billy Fox is proud to announce his new single, aptly titled ‘Mystery’.
WIRE: ASH GRUNWALD RELEASES SELF-TITLED COMPILATION ALBUM STREAM
Australian blues artist Ash Grunwald today released his self-titled album on US iTunes, a collection of live and studio tracks that fans from around the world would consider a “best of.” The album, as well as Ash’s 24-date summer tour as direct support for lifelong friend Xavier Rudd that kicks off next week in Salt Lake City, marks his official US debut. After releasing a total of ten albums and touring throughout Australia, Japan, Europe and Canada for over a decade, Ash Grunwald is excited to bring his crowd frenzied shows and blistering guitar playing to the US.
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JESSE VOORN VIDEO “MOVING”
Dutch producer Jesse Voorn’s name has been buzzing this year, and he confirms his takeover in the house and electro world with a debut release on Michael Woods’ Diffused Records: his new single ‘Moving’ is out now.
Jesse has weaved his way up dance music’s most notable charts from previous releases that have garnered the approval and support of big names in the genre: Tiesto, David Guetta, Chuckie, Laidback Luke and Axwell amongst others. His music has consistently peaked interest and been picked up by labels including Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Music, Roger Sanchez’ Stealth and now Woods’ Diffused.
WIRE: PARIS CARNEY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “ASTRONAUT (HOLBORN CIRCUIT REMIX)”
Indie-pop artist Paris Carney just premiered her single “Astronaut (Holborn Circuit Remix)” on Hilly Dilly! This LA-based singer fuses dirty synthesizers and urban elements with spare, open arrangements, honest lyrics and minimal production. Of “Astronaut”, Dots & Dashes says, “this sultry neo-R&B beauty is a tasty earworm intoxicating as the maggot at the bottom of most bottles of mezcal.”
LYRICFIND SIGNS DEAL WITH UMPG
LyricFind, the world’s leader in legal lyric solutions, today announced a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) to be the sole third party able to administer future licenses for lyrics controlled by UMPG (UMPG retains the right to do direct licenses). LyricFind’s deal with UMPG, one of the world’s leading music publishers, solidifies its position as the number one lyric rights management company in the world.
The contract, which is in effect as of May 1, 2014, not only allows LyricFind to search, display, distribute, transmit, and reproduce the lyrics of the roster of songwriters under UMPG’s umbrella, it also allows LyricFind to sublicense for display and sync to music sites, services and apps across the internet. UMPG songwriters will receive a share of the revenues generated by LyricFind.
JACKIE EVANCHO TO PERFORM AT THE 2014 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
Superstar vocalist Jackie Evancho will perform at The 2014 National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday May 25th. The concert will air live on PBS at 8pm EST from the West Lawn of the US Capitol. An American tradition honoring our service members, the 25th anniversary show will also feature performances and dramatic readings by Jennifer Nettles, General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.), Megan Hilty, Gary Sinise, Joe Mantegna and more.
Jackie is currently hard at work completing her new album Awakening which will be released on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks on September 23, 2014.
NEW VIDEO BOROKO LIVE
NYC-based rock act BOROKO–the stage moniker of Australian singer/songwriter Tim Fontaine–continues to feed the appetite of his growing fanbase with the third installment of his live performance video series, called “The Expressionists”. In his signature rock vocals and raw, poetic lyrics, Fontaine delivers yet another powerful performance with his full band in this live video session at Level 11 Studios in New York City. “The Expressionists” is off his debut album Almost Human (out now on iTunes).
DAVID VRONG RELEASES “I SAID”
With the release of “I Said”, David Vrong has officially landed on the electronic dance music planet and he is bringing a throwback yet modern house sound with him. Haling from the DJ / producer breading ground known as Stockholm, Sweden – David Vrong’s natural musical talents were soon recognized by dance music luminary John Dahlbäck, who began mentoring the young producer.