DIE ANTWOORD NEW VIDEO
Continuing their quest to spread Zef culture through their renowned video projects, Die Antwoord released the video for “Pitbull Terrier” today– Directed by NINJA and produced by ¥O-LANDI VI$$ER, “Pitbull Terrier” is their first since the release of DONKER MAG album track, “Cookie Thumper!” almost a year ago. In that time Die Antwoord was arduously preparing for the album’s release while swirling rumors and hype surrounding it quickly sold out their extensive world tour that kicks off in North America on May 22nd.
WIRE: SPOTTISWOODE & HIS ENEMIES “DREAMER BOY” VIDEO
WXPN’s The Key blog premiered yet another video from English Dream, the clip for the gorgeously serene, “Dreamer Boy”. Each song on English Dream has an accompanying video of the band in various period clothes performing in front of film footage from different decades of the 20th century. “Dreamer Boy” is actually one of the few videos in the series that does not incorporate propaganda film footage from the British Council archive. Instead, the song is performed against an assortment of ’70s English TV commercials, some of which Spottiswoode still remembers from his childhood. These commercials may seem to satirize the dreams the young boy is having, but they also provide a poignant context for his loneliness.
BB KING DOCU OUT NOW IN THEATERS
B.B. King-The Life Of Riley is a powerful, insightful and heart-warming feature documentary about legendary Blues man, B.B. King. The film is narrated by OSCAR® winning actor Morgan Freeman and features never-before-seen interviews with music icons Eric Clapton, Bono, Ringo Starr, Carlos Santana, Slash, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and longtime blues fan and supporter, Bruce Willis. The film will play in movie theatres across the United States, starting May 21st. Tickets for the theatrical screenings are on sale now, only at www.bbking.com
B.B. King-The Life Of Riley Original Soundtrack, available digitally on May 19, 2014 carefully follows the specifically chosen music sequence used in the film. The soundtrack contains 19 career spanning songs as featured in the movie from his 1951 hit “3 O’Clock Blues” to his 2000 GRAMMY® winning “Riding With the King” duet, plus two live songs never available on digital or CD “Walking Dr. Bill” and “Sweet Sixteen.”
NEW VIDEO BY KONFIDENT
LA underground Hip Hop legend KONFIDENT releases “Black Bastards” off his upcoming album “ApEsH*T”.
The video was produced, directed, and edited by Chris “Fresh” Salgado who is the founder of the clothing line www.freshaveli.com. The intent of the video is to express the frustrations of Konfident’s perception of the hip hop culture illuminated in the lyrics of the song “Black Bastards”. This song was titled that in efforts to put blame on the black artist that sell-out. The track was produced by Twiz da BeatPro who also produces for Evidence, MF Grimm, and Bigg Twins for the ApEsH*T album.
NEW SINGLE BY KIDD KIDD FEAT YOUNG CHRIS
First discovered by Lil Wayne (Kidd Kidd was one of the first members of Wayne’s Young Money Sqad Up crew and appeared on Wayne’s Tha Carter III making a guest appearance on “Mrs. Officer” from the Platinum project) and more recently as a member of 50 Cent’s G-Unit imprint and over the last three-years, Kidd Kidd has made numerous guest appearances with 50 Cent.
Link to Kidd Kidd f/ Young Chris “The Real” (Produced by Ky Miller): https://soundcloud.com/itskiddkidd/kidd-kidd-the-real-feat-young-chris
NEW LYRIC VIDEO BY RACHEL GRIFFIN
Rachel Griffin has just released her gorgeous new single“A Summer Touch,” alongside a lyrics video. The track is a perfect combination of Griffin’s heavenly, smooth voice and her skilled piano playing. “A Summer Touch,” is beautifully crafted from beginning to end, as it highlights Griffin’s work as a vocalist. Soft strings enter throughout adding a brilliant touch to the piece. The piano is vibrant yet brings upon a memorable and haunting echo that will carry you throughout the song. Griffin’s knack for songwriting is a breath of fresh air in the music world. Her honest and heartfelt vocals will definitely hit home with many listeners.
Watch Rachel’s New Lyric Video Below:
NIGHTMARES RELEASE “CARNIVAL OF SOULS”
The Atlanta based quintet, Nightmares released a brand new track “Carnival of Souls” from their forthcoming debut record, Suspiria, out June 3rd, 2014, via Rise Records. Fans are invited to pre-order the album today via www.nightmaresmerchnow.com.
Fans are invited to listen to the song here: http://youtu.be/tzqx-H61Hds
FOR I AM KING POST “THE HAUNTED”
Hailing from Amsterdam, FOR I AM KING is a new female fronted metal band for fans of Job For A Cowboy and Whitechapel. The band is quickly making a name for itself by touring heavily and now they are gearing up for the release of their first EP, ‘Revengeance’, which will be released May 27th.
Today, the band has launched a brand new lyric video for the track “The Haunted”.
Check it out here:
NEW SINGLE BY JAY BLAZE
With a decade of music industry experience behind him helming his own label, Global Sound Music Group, Los Angeles native Jay Blaze has come by his healthy fanbase the hard way; by earning it. In those years as both an artist and label head he has amassed a Facebook following of 50K and YouTube views that number in the hundreds of thousands, garnered support from local station Power 106 and experienced the rush of a hit single, “Universal Man ft. Ray J” that included airplay on MTV and VH1. Now, as he puts the finishing touches on his solo album for release later this summer, Jay Blaze offers up the first track from his June 24th EP release, “Haterz Stay Back”, in the form of “Dark Shades, LA Fitted”, produced by Tigue. Spin it in your ride. Bang it at the club. No matter where you play it #DSLAF will put a nod in your head and a bounce in your step.
“Dark Shades LA Fitted” on Audiomack:
THE BLACK KEYS’ TURN BLUE DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART
The Black Keys’ highly anticipated new album, Turn Blue, debuted this week at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. This is the highest chart debut yet for the acclaimed duo, whose previous album, El Camino, debuted at #2 in 2011. It is also the first #1 album for The Black Keys’ worldwide label, Nonesuch Records, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Turn Blue is also the band’s highest charting album to date internationally, debuting at #1 in Canada and Australia, #2 in the U.K and New Zealand, #3 in Ireland, #4 in France and Switzerland and #5 in Austria and Holland. The album also charted in the top ten in Germany, Belgium, Finland, Norway and Portugal.
NEW VIDEO BY STL GLD
STL GLD (Moe Pope & The Arcitype) release the official video for their single, “Sunrise” featuring Brooklyn shoegaze artist Tea Leigh. Tea’s ethereal vocals match Pope’s effortless flow above the understated yet detailed, bed of music provided by The Arcitype. With this release, they announce the duo’s upcoming debut album, ‘My Monday Morning Music’, due August 12 on AR Classic Records/Brick Records.
THE MIDNIGHT MOAN DEBUT LP PREVIEW
The Midnight Moan’s debut album, Comes In Phases is out today. The album was produced by Eddy Offord (best known for his work with YES and Emerson, Lake & Palmer) who came out of a 20 year retirement after seeing them live. The album also features Tom “Bones” Malone (former SNL band, currently in Letterman’s band) on Saxophone.
Comes In Phases LP Preview
WIRE: VANNA PREMIERE NEW SONG “PISS UP A ROPE”
Vanna has premiered a new song titled “Piss Up A Rope” from their upcoming record VOID on Lambgoat. Pre-orders for the new record are also available and can be purchased here. Fans can catch Vanna on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour playing on the Monster Stage.
TURN IT AROUND RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF MIRACLE
Turn It Around Records is excited to announce the release of their first album, titled Miracle. Performed by the Faith Worship team from the Connecticut and NYC based mega church, it is a collection of songs that displays a passionate expression for the love of God. Pastor Frank Santora and worship leader Ryan Masse collaborated to write the compelling songs heard on Miracle and enlisted acclaimed producer Aaron Accetta (American Authors and Aaron Carter) to help steer the project.
“Ryan is extremely, extremely gifted,” Pastor Frank enthuses. “When he sings, his passion for God comes through. Some people just perform a song and they may have great vocal chops but it’s a performance rather than a passionate expression of what’s coming from their heart. When Ryan leads worship you get both. You can get great vocal chops, but you also get a real passionate expression of his relationship and devotion for his love of God, which is what just takes it from just normal music to music that has God’s anointing all over it.”
For more information please visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/miracle/id738283521.
WIRE: LUST FOR YOUTH SHARES “ARMIDA” SINGLE & INTERVIEW
Copenhagen trio Lust For Youth have revealed their new single ‘Armida’ from the forthcoming International LP which is set for release on June 10th via Sacred Bones Records. ‘Armida’ provides a further insight into the fresh new sound of Lust For Youth with its beautifully haunting guest vocals from Soho Rezanejad, it’s a glorious piece of electro-pop showcasing just how much the band’s sound has developed since their previous works.
INTRODUCING THE MADDEN BROTHERS
Global music stars Joel and Benji Madden — known for their band Good Charlotte as well as appearing on Australia’s highly rated The Voice — have announced that they have formed a new band called The Madden Brothers and will release their debut album entitled Greetings From California…, on Capitol Records October 7th. The first single “We Are Done,” a soulful, ’60s-inspired tune that they wrote with highly acclaimed producer Eric Valentine, will be released June 2 along with a lyric video. The single will impact Pop and Adult Contemporary radio on June 30, the same day that the official music video will be released.
WIRE: ADULT DUDE ON CMJ
Adult Dude is four adult dudes living adult-ish lives in NYC. First appearing in early 2013 with their EP release, Adult Dude spent a good chunk of the year following the release trying to fill the void left by the departing of their original bass player, A.J., who spends his days in dental school now, cleaning teeth. Shuffling through a couple bassists and finally landing with a solid replacement, the band set their minds to writing and recording their debut full length record. Drawing inspiration from city life, relocation and shows at all-boys summer camps in thunderstorm, the band has turned out “New Partner”, which provides listeners with a taste of wants to come. Adult Dudes debut full-length can be expected this summer.
NEW VIDEO BY THE LEGION
Longtime D.I.T.C. affiliates and Bronx legends The Legion dropped their long awaited “The Lost Tapes” album + brand new visuals for the track “For You” today! The album features production from Buckwild, Showbiz (both of D.I.T.C.), Confidence, and The Legion and is available worldwide on CD/12″ EP/cassette/digital formats.
Link to The Legion’s “For You” Video:
PIXIES ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE SPOTIFY SESSION
Band Readies for Australia, European and Japanese Summer Festivals,
and North American Fall Tour
The iconic Pixies braved January’s winter blizzard to travel to Water Music in Hoboken, NJ to record an acoustic performance exclusively for a Spotify Session. The complete track listing is below.
Click to check it out the entire session: http://open.spotify.com/user/pixiesofficial/playlist/2yDVm6mtIRAQ7ZhnjFU3iO
BE YONKA POSTS “INCREDIBLE”
NYC based hip-hop/pop artist Be Yonka releases new single “Incredible” off upcoming EP Quaintrelle, set to release later this year. Be Yonka’s new single is nothing shy of “Incredible” with her fun, up-tempo rhythms and catchy beats making it easy for listeners to get into her flow. This unique hip-hop artist is good at what she does and she is not afraid to share her confidence.
WIRE: SON OF AURELIUS NEW TRACK “LONG AGO”
Ready for a new SON OF AURELIUS track? Of course you are. The band is pleased to bring you a brand new track, entitled ‘Long Ago’, streaming exclusively now via HeavyBlogisHeavy.com. Listen to the track here, cut from the band’s upcoming album, Under A Western Sun, out June 3rd.
Visit www.sonofaurelius.com to pre-order Under A Western Sun now!
MR. VEGAS REUNITES WITH MR. LEXX FOR HILARIOUS NEW VIDEO
With hits like Video Light and Taxi Fare, International Dancehall Artistes Mr. Vegas and Mr. Lexx are at it again, this time with a camera. The two have teamed up for their latest song, Do it for the Cam, which features both artistes traversing the streets of Kingston, encouraging strangers to Do it for the Cam and the results are hilarious.
The song follows quickly on the Out A Road Medley and is another attempt by the two to put back the fun into dancehall. In the video, people from all walks of life dance and perform varying gimmicks for the cam.
LEGENDARY EARTH, WIND & FIRE FOUNDER MAURICE WHITE RELAUNCHES HIS LABEL
Adding an exciting new chapter to Earth, Wind & Fire’s highly influential four and a half decade legacy in pop and R&B music, the iconic band’s founder Maurice White is pleased to announce the highly anticipated re-launch of his label, Kalimba Music (www.kalimba-music.com), after a several year hiatus.
The label’s first release is a re-mastered collector’s edition of the Earth, Wind & Fire hit album The Promise, a critically acclaimed full length set which in its original run – after a six year studio recording hiatus by the band – hit #19 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #5 on the Top Independent Albums chart. It also scored a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for “Hold Me.”
DOLLY PARTON SCORES HER HIGHEST CHARTING SOLO ALBUM EVER WITH BLUE SMOKE
The most celebrated female in country music history, Dolly Parton, adds another career milestone to her long list of accomplishments!!! With the release of her 42nd studio album, BLUE SMOKE, Parton scores her highest charting solo album ever. Parton, amazingly, has only visited the top 10 of the Billboard 200 once: with the collaborative set “Trio,” with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. It peaked at No. 6 on May 2, 1987, after earlier debuting at No. 38 on March 28, 1987.
“I am glad that people are enjoying the music from my new Blue Smoke album. It feels great to be in the Top 10,” says Dolly Parton. “It’s always an honor to know the fans spend their hard earned money on my music. Thanks everybody!”
ANUSHKA POST “MANSIONS”
‘Mansions’ is a song that gets to the heart of what Brighton-based duo Anushka are about.
The song was inspired by a wild gig at an arts space in Manchester called Antwerp Mansions, that was a squat and center of counter cultural energy in the 60s (Mick Jagger would frequent).
AMATUS RELEASES VIDEO FOR “MESSIN”
A Chicago native by way of Philadelphia, Amatus’s love for music sparked when she began hanging out in New York City music studios. Sessions with legendary artists such as Erykah Badu, Common, and Me ‘Shell Ndegeocello inspired to her begin writing and producing her own music. Her creative work is rooted in deep personal tragedy, which contributes to diverse, honest and emotionally raw lyrical content. Amatus is an accomplished sound designer and composer, having scored films for Al-Jazeera America and director Jennifer Taylor. She has collaborated with renowned producers and artists, including Jneiro Jarel, Meshell Ndgeocello, Roy Hargrove, Andy Baldwin and Jamie Segal.
THE VERY BADDEST OF ZZ TOP
ZZ TOP underscore their bad and nationwide bonafides with two new hits collections packed with many of the biggest songs that have made “that little ol’ band from Texas” among rock’s most legendary groups. Over the course of more than 40 years together, their recordings have sold more than 50 million units around the world.
Warner Bros. Records will release THE VERY BADDEST OF ZZ TOP in both single disc ($18.98) and double disc ($24.98) versions as the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers kick off their summer tour, with dates in June across Europe before a run of U.S. dates with guitar legend Jeff Beck, starting in late July. Both collections will be available on July 22. The music will available digitally the same day.
NEW SINGLE BY SONIC SYNDICATE
Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse SONIC SYNDICATE have released the first song off the band’s upcoming fifth studio album. Check out the lyric video for ‘Black Hole Halo’ at http://youtu.be/7RxHJeKNXSQ
FANS CAN “HANG OUT” WITH JUSTIN HAYWARD ON FRIDAY, MAY 30
Justin Hayward, the legendary lead guitarist and vocalist of The Moody Blues, will participate in a chat via Google Hangout on Friday, May 30 at 4PM EST.
To participate, fans can submit their questions for Justin to www.JustinHaywardHangout.com before 11:59PM EST on Tuesday, May 27. Hayward will answer a few select questions, and three lucky entries will earn the opportunity to join him in the Hangout!
WIRE: DEBUT TRACK FROM SEGO
Ever find yourself longing for the days of early-00s dance-punk? If so, we think you’ll like Sego. Sounding like a cross between DFA and Dischord Records, the L.A. duo channels LCD Soundsystem, The Dismemberment Plan and a little bit of Silent Alarm-era Bloc Party on their debut track “20 Years Tall.” It’s raw, poppy and angular all at once, and the kind of thing we wish we could hear more of these days.