BONNIE RAITT’S ‘NICK OF TIME’ GETS VINYL TREATMENT
On June 24, Capitol Records/UMe will release a special vinyl-only edition of Bonnie Raitt’s classic Nick of Time in honor of the album’s 25th anniversary. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s tenth album still stands as her signature work and as a turning point in her legendary career. It topped the Billboard 200 album chart, sold five million copies, and won three GRAMMY® Awards, including “Album of the Year.” Rolling Stone ranked Nick of Time as number 230 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
The Nick of Time – 25th Anniversary album was remastered from the original analog tapes, overseen by both the albums producer, Don Was and engineer Ed Cherney and is being released on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.
MARATHON LP OUT TODAY THROUGH BROKEN HIVE RECORDS
After a long process, Marathon and Broken Hive Records are excited to present their debut LP, Cure to audiences. Combining a signature guttural fury and emotional depth, Marathon’s brand of chaotic hardcore metal has been enhanced on Cure from previous releases and sees the band more focused and visceral that ever.
Recorded between April and July 2013 at Sun Distortion in sunny Brisbane, Produced by Chris Brownbill (Shackles, Machina Genova, Nuclear Summer), Mixed at Capital Games by James Balderstone and Chris Brownbill and finally mastered by Kyle Saff (Rise And Fall). 12 tracks ranging from angular speed to crawling dirge, Cure is an opus of creative energy.
JAMES BAY POSTS “LET IT GO”
James Bay’s “Let It Go” was produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men) and is a heartfelt bookend to a past relationship, which James admits was “super personal and quite hard to write. It outlines the point in a relationship where you think that you should perhaps put it all to bed. We tried it again, and we tried really hard. Maybe we can just be friends and let it go. It’s really honest, and I got something off my chest.”
EDMX BRINGS EDM FESTIVALS IN ONE APP
EDMX is a free mobile app for EDM fans to follow their favorite artists, festivals and EDM news; interact with fellow EDM lovers, and to use EDMX’s unique technology to plan and enhance their festival experiences. The EDMX app covers festivals, artists and news, from around the world with complete artist profiles, schedules and related content. App users can personalize their app by favoriting artists and festivals, building playlists, sharing photos, and creating schedules for their festival experience. Without question, EDMX will redefine how we stay connected and share our favorite electronic music and festival news. EDMX has worked with Lights All Night festival in Dallas in the past for their festival app, which received a 70% download rate. Now they are partnering with Disco Donnie Present’s Sunset Music Festival to create an app that extends beyond the short duration of the festival. Here is what Evan from Disco Donnie had to say about EDMX;
“EDMX has been a helpful partner to develop solutions that showcase the unique offerings at DDP’s festivals. EDMX provides rich artist content and scheduling abilities, but also allows fans to browse festivals world-wide and connect with one another. That community of fans is a particularly important part of its appeal.” Evan Bailey // Marketing Director // Disco Donnie Presents.
NEW SINGLE BY MICHAEL ADDISON
Addison comes into his rock attitude on the distorted track, “In Decent.” Slamming drums and dispassionate vocals make for a wildly sparse, electrically suffused atmosphere that gives it’s attention to the story.
“In Decent” free MP3 via soundcloud
TOMBOY POST “HANG OUT”
They return today with the second single “Hang Out”, an equally infectious synth-driven track. Click the link below to listen and see why Idolator named Tomboy ones to watch for 2014.
NEW ALBUM BY REPEAT AFTER ME
San Francisco indie rock band Repeat After Me romps back with their sophomore album “Mapmaker.” Drawing influences from the original indie rock pioneers, the album blends tight harmonies with powerful instrumentals to create an album with unexpected musical depth. The album is available in clear vinyl, with a black and white cover complete with crayons for coloring.
Here is a link to stream the album “Mapmaker” on Bandcamp:
ROBIN THICKE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM JULY 1ST
Singer, songwriter, and performer Robin Thicke will release a brand-new album July 1st on Star Trak/Interscope Records. The album was written and produced entirely by Thicke, who has released six prior albums and written and produced songs for such artists as Michael Jackson, P!nk, and Christina Aguilera.
Thicke premiered the album’s soulful first single “Get Her Back” with a classic, heartfelt performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Sunday, where he took home four awards — “Top Hot 100 Song,” “Top Digital Song,” “Top Radio Song,” and “Top R&B Song” — for “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams. On Tuesday’s finale of The Voice, Robin performed “Get Her Back,” with winning contestant Josh Kaufman and once again underscored why he has become one of the most respected vocalists in contemporary pop, soul and R&B music.
NEW GUITAR PLAYER FOR EQUILIBRIUM
German Epic Metal heroes EQUILIBRIUM are proud to introduce their new lead guitarist! Dom R. Crey is the successor of previous guitar player Andreas Völkl.
The band states:
“Hello dear Equi-community, after the departure of Sandra and Andi we have started to look for musicians, to start the next chapter with us and also the upcoming concerts. At this point we want to thank everyone, for sending us applications – some of them were really good. As of today we can announce that Dom (Dom R. Crey), also known through Nothgard and Wolfchant will be joining in on guitars from now on. We are absolutely proud that we have won our, partly long-term, friend as the latest member of the family! We are totally looking forward to the future with him as part of Equilibrium!”
DEAD FAME POST VIDEO “JOAN CRAWFORD”
DEAD FAME has just released their new powerhouse video for the single, “Joan Crawford,” via The Vinyl District. The song is off their buzzworthy new EP, Vicious Design (Human Records), and is directed by David O’Dell. Channeling a bit of vintage 1980s music videos, Dead Fame delivers with this captivating piece that will quickly draw your attention.
Watch the Video for “Joan Crawford,” HERE:
MINIATURE TIGERS ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR
With the June 17 release of new album Cruel Runnings almost upon us, Miniature Tigers have just announced a 5-week North American tour for this summer supporting the record. Kicking off July 10 with a show at the Neon Gold Popshop night at Westway in NYC, the tour will take the band to spread their summer-filled synth pop to all four corners of the country before bringing the band back to NYC for another Neon Gold show at Brooklyn Bowl on August 16.
WIRE: ORANGATANG’S “THAT’S WHERE I’LL GO” PREMIERES ON SPIN
Orangatang is David Korrigan, Justin Anastasio, and Max O’Reilly, an experimental group residing throughout California. Releases consist of collaborative and solo works of varying styles and methods. Orangatang’s lineup is a growing community of like-minded musicians and members are subject to change.
WIRE: BOB MOSES SIGNS TO DOMINO RECORDS + NEW SINGLE
Canadian production duo Bob Moses first formed in Brooklyn back in 2012 and have kept the underground electronic dance scene up late and dancing ever since.
Now, signed to Domino Records and with a killer EP up their sleeves, ‘First To Cry’ is set for release on June 17th in North America.
FREE DOWNLOAD FROM TRIAD DRAGONS
Triad Dragons return with another mayhem-inducing track, “Chaos.” The trio add trap elements to their signature, heavy-hitting electro house for a summer anthem that is sure to send any festival crowd into a frenzy. Available now for free download from http://triaddragonsmusic.com.
WIRE: COLONY HOUSE NEW VIDEO ON NPR
Colony House, a 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. Earlier today, NPR Music premiered the official music video for their new single “Silhouettes,” check it out HERE.
“Our main goal with this video was to capture who we are, not only as musicians, but as people and to really show our personalities,” says Caleb Chapman, lead singer/guitarist and principal songwriter. He also showcases his creative chops outside of music by directing and editing this youthful, up-tempo video layering various silhouettes of the band members.
AMATIVE DEBUT EP OUT NOW
Amative is a young, imaginative metal band from Columbus, Ohio who have quickly made their name with a DIY motif playing any show they could find and heading out on the road independently. The demo of the single “It’s All a Lie” first caught traction during 2013 as they promoted the track on a string of dates with bands such as Memphis May Fire (Rise Records), Death of an Era (Artery Recordings), Volumes (Mediaskare Records), Oh, Sleeper (Solid State Records), and Secrets (Rise Records).
Ohio natives Amative, have released their debut EP Flatlined which is available now on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/flatlined-ep/id860670299
NEW ALBUM BY JIM LAUDERDALE JULY 1
Jim Lauderdale, multiple Grammy® and Americana Music Association Award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, Bluegrass and Country music communities today will release his 26th album this summer. I’m A Song is Lauderdale’s latest country endeavor, and it features 20 songs all penned or co-written by Jim Lauderdale.
I’m A Song features an all-star cast of special guests, musicians, and co-writes. Guests include Lee Ann Womack, Patty Loveless, and Buddy Miller. Jim’s band on I’m A Song features James Burton, Al Perkins, Kenny Vaughn, Dennis Crouch, Stuart Duncan, and John Oates. Co-writes on I’m A Song include songwriting greats Elvis Costello, Robert Hunter, Bobby Bare, Gary Allan, Odie Blackmon, Matt Warren, Jimmy Ritchey, and Mark Irwin.
DANIEL WATSON VIDEO “THE RAP GAME”
The Overnight Shift album represents Daniel’s relationship with God and his friends. Be Encouraged.. Plenty songs for you to vibe to, be inspired by, and just be imparted with the Truth of God’s Word in a very musical manner!
Daniel is a multi instrumentalist that in recent years has gravitated to MC’ing. He’s recently released a new project called “Overnight Shift” and an Official Music video to go along with the single called “The Rap Game”, the link is below.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY FOREVER CAME CALLING
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.
BABY FACE MONSTER “HOWL AT THE MOON”
On his 1st single he delivers a monster hit that elaborates on his everyday grind and why he’s is so hungry! This serves as the 1st single for his upcoming album “The Making of A Monster”, which will be released on Aug 1st. The project is Hosted by Stack Or Starve DJs & Sponsored by GetRightMusic.com.
BFM has been sitting on street classics for years and is finally ready to show the world just in time for his new tour, Midwest Blog Tour 2!
PARAMORE’S PERFORMANCE OF “AIN’T IT FUN” ON LAST NIGHT’S SEASON FINALE OF AMERICAN IDOL
American Idol finalist Jena Irene joined Paramore (her favorite band) on stage last night to perform their hottest single to date, “Ain’t It Fun.” The song is currently at No. 3 on Mediabase and entered the top 10 last week on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the pop/rock trio’s first top 10. The band’s most successful single to date, “Ain’t It Fun,” also hit No. 1 on the Hot Rock Songs Chart. The single’s companion video has also reached over 14 million YouTube views.
WIRE: ST. LUCIA PREMIERES ELECTRIFYING NEW VIDEO FOR “ELEVATE”
Brooklyn based electro-pop outfit St. Lucia has premiered a brand new video for their single “Elevate.” Filmed during their North American headline tour earlier this year, the video showcases the band’s high-energy and jump-inducing live set, as well as candid footage of St. Lucia preparing for their shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Watch “Elevate (Live in California)” HERE.
WIRE: BILLY JOE SHAVER & WILLIE NELSON DUET
Billy Joe Shaver’s finest songs prowl (“Hard To Be an Outlaw”) and punch (“Music City USA”) with welterweight fury. Evidence: The legendary outlaw’s seamless Long in the Tooth. Shaver’s first studio album in six years showcases a singular songwriter in absolutely peak form as he unearths his trademark truths around every corner (“Last Call for Alcohol,” “The Git Go”). “This is the best album I’ve ever done,” he says. “It’s just dangerously good. I expect it to change things and turn things around the way Honky Tonk Heroes did.”
WIRE: YORK FACTORY COMPLAINT STREAM A TRACK VIA NOISEY
York Factory Complaint formed in 2009 as a two-piece, but within a year and a half, founding members Ryan Martin (co-founder of Dais Records) and Michael Berdan (Drunkdriver, Veins, Believer/Law) had worked with live collaborators from Genesis Breyer P-Orridge to Domokos of Future Blondes. The band’s permanent membership also swelled to four with the addition of Theresa Smith and Michael Yaniro. After a series of recordings with the newly expanded lineup, Smith and Yaniro left the group in 2012. Lost in the Spectacle, YFC’s first release for Accidental Guest Recordings, is the result of the original, streamlined duo of Martin and Berdan formalizing the sound of their project in the studio for the first time since the departure of their former bandmates. It’s also the definitive statement of where the band stands today.
MEXICAN APE-LORD SIGNS TO UNABLE RECORDS
New Jersey-based independent record label Unable Records has announced that it has signed the Boston-based powerhouse Mexican Ape Lord. Formed in 2013 by Meliah Rage guitarist and co-founder Anthony Nichols and The Bags’ vocalist and bassist Jon Hardy, Mexican Ape-Lord plays a unique and edgy brand of heavy metal. With this being the second metal release this year, Unable Records, historically a punk label since 2007, is continuing the momentum gained by the outside-of-the-box signing of heavy metal band Mongrel in April.