ERIC ZAYNE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “POISON IVY”
Pop-alternative singer Eric Zayne just released his new single, “Poison Ivy” off his mixtape AutobiograMe, out now! Click HERE to listen. AutobiograMe features artists like Matisyahu, Amber Riley from Glee and King Blaise.
AUSTRALIA’S LITTLE EARTHQUAKE RELEASE “BRIGHTSIDE” FILM CLIP
After debut single “Planets” caught the eyes and ears of Australia’s triple j Unearthed, Rage, and a bunch of blogs worldwide earlier this year, Little Earthquake have released a film clip for their followup single “Brightside”, from the debut EP of the same name. The band are also gearing up to hit the road in support of the EP, after their debut tour earlier this year led to crowds begging for more.
Little Earthquake is the brainchild of siblings Mathew and Justin Hyland, keen students of indie pop, embracing rock, electronic and acoustic instruments to bring their quirky melodies to life.
BARZIN DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “STEALING BEAUTY”
Toronto based artist Barzin and Monotreme Records are thrilled to unveil the music video for “Stealing Beauty” from his new album To Live Alone In That Long Summer. “This is a lovely, beautiful and reflective record,” wrote The Line of Best Fit, of the album, “the music is intelligent, has depth and sounds gorgeous.” To Live Alone… garnered praise both abroad and in North America, where The New York Times debuted a stream of the album, USA Today lauded the “pensive strings and echoing piano chords” found on the record, and Exclaim! deemed it “an elegant, contemplative album that thankfully bears little trace of its long gestation.”
WIRE: SPIN PREMIERES BAHAMAS’ NEW TRACK
Brushfire Records is set to release the third full-length album from Afie Jurvanen, who performs as Bahamas, on August 19. The new release, Bahamas Is Afie, is the first self-produced album from the Ontario-based musician. With this record he pursued a far more complex sound than on prior releases and is responsible for the majority of the instrumentation.
TO THE WIND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
To The Wind has announced they will release a new full length record titled Block Out The Sun & Sleep July 22nd on Pure Noise Records. The new album was recorded and engineered by Kyle Black (Comeback Kid, New Found Glory, Paramore, Stick To Your Guns) with pre-orders coming soon. A full track listing can be seen below. Fans can see To The Wind on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour July 15th through August 3rd.
The news of To The Wind releasing a new album comes shortly after the band has come off the road from several successful tours with bands such as Every Time I Die, The Chariot, No Bragging Rights and Comeback Kid.
ASTR TOUR TEASER VIDEO
Today, the exciting New York pop duo ASTR released a fun teaser for their upcoming North American tour with The Knocks. The tour starts in NYC on June 11th at Bowery Ballroom and winds up west in Los Angeles on July 3rd at The Echoplex.
Visual flyer/tour teaser which features their track ‘R U With Me’:
ASTR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
06/11 – New York, New York @ Bowery Ballroom*
06/12 – Philadelphia, PA @Underground Arts*
06/14 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
06/16 – Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club*
06/20 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall*
06/21 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s*
06/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*
06/24 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
06/27 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café*
06/28 – Vancouver, BC @The Media Club*
06/29 – Portland, OR @Mississippi Studios*
07/01 – San Francisco, CA @Independent
07/03 – Los Angeles, CA@ The Echoplex*
*With The Knocks
WIRE: ALL FORCES PREMIERES BRAND NEW SINGLE “BUILDINGS”
Brooklyn-based alternative rockers All Forces use their sonic artillery to blast you into the shoegaze stratosphere. Johnnie Wang Morlock (guitar, vox), Norman Vino (guitar, vox), Gizella Otterson (bass), and T Almy (drums, vox) have been brewing this new release since Winter 2012. The EP was recorded at Marcata in Gardiner, NY with Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, Real Estate, The Swans). Influences such as Jeff Buckley, Fugazi, The Smiths, Prince, Portishead and Stevie Wonder effortlessly nestle themselves into these tracks.
WIRE: WATCH KATY TIZ ON THE TODAY SHOW
Katy Tiz made her national television debut yesterday when she was introduced as Elvis Duran’s “Artist Of The Month” on The Today Show. Tiz’s smash single, “The Big Bang,” is currently flying up the pop radio charts (currently #26 at Pop Radio) and the Billboard Hot 100. Written and produced by Rock Mafia, the track’s success got underway last month when Clear Channel/iHeartRadio declared Tiz as their “On The Verge” artist.
WATCH KATY ON THE TODAY SHOW HERE:
HARASSOR SHARES NEW VIDEO
Unrelenting raw black metal fused with punishing death-laced thrash punk, L.A.’s hate fueled trio Harassor drop their newest statement of destruction and apocalypse on Dais Records with Into Unknown Depths. For the past 10 years, the band’s output has seen releases on Husk, Nostilevo and their own Rising Beast and Universal Consciousness imprints, which lead to the bands arrival on the Southern Lord’s lauded 2011 compilation The Power of the Riff. Singer Pete Majors blood splattered live performances use black metal tradition but appropriate the bleak landscapes of their own creation to recognize their hellish, bleak dismissal of the human race. Drummer Sandor GF (a.k.a Lord Time) alongside guitarist James “Roach” Brown III (a.k.a. the infamous Lord Foul / Moonknight) pull together a demonic metal assault of unholy blasphemy and sinister hostility. Subversive as it is demonic, Into Unknown Depths reeks of true underground blackened hate.
THE CREATORS PROJECT PRESENTS A TRACK-BY-TRACK LOOK AT RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN’S MINI-ALBUM
The Creators Project, a partnership between VICE and Intel, today presents a track-by-track look at Röyksopp and Robyn’s joint mini-album Do It Again. In the video, the trio provides insight on their unique collaboration as well as the inspiration behind each track off their mini-album.
Watch Röyksopp & Robyn Do It Again Track-by-Track: http://youtu.be/MMAQjL8edRA
WIRE: “GRIEF AND HIS DUE” ON SPIN
“Grief and His Due” follows the release of another collaborative EP from Blanco. In April, Blanco teamed up with rap vets The Jacka and Messy Marv for the One Hunnid EP, which is available on iTunes and for free download. Produced entirely by Grammy Award-winning production duo Tha Bizness, the project boasts features from YG, Freeway, Nipsey Hussle, and Trae The Truth. The EP was met with praise, as RapReviews writes that the “whole album has a smooth cruising feeling to it.”
Check out the SPIN premiere:
ERIC PRYDZ IN NYC
Few have blazed such a singular path through electronic music culture as Sweden’s Eric Prydz. Whether it be chart topping global smashes under his own name, the genre-defiant house of his anthemic Pryda alias, his multiple Grammy nominated remixes, or the dark techno of Cirez D, at a time when festival headliners homogenate, Prydz stands apart.
Eric Prydz presents EPIC 3.0 | Madison Square Garden
This Fall, Prydz will bring EPIC 3.0 to Madison Square Garden, the biggest stand-alone show in his career to date. EPIC 3.0 will evolve the famed Prydz hologram experience to never before seen levels, utilizing brand new technology, a completely bespoke LED stage design, the largest ever indoor hologram, holographic visuals presented 3 x wider than HD 5750 x 1080 pixels. Over two hours of completely original animation will be prepared for EPIC 3.0 along with the requisite exclusive edits and remixes that Prydz is renowned for.
Tickets Now On Sale: http://po.st/EPICMSG
AHMEN “WHEN I WAS UP”” SINGLE
New Jersey-based rapper Ahmen presents “When I Was Up”, the Tellingbeatz-produced single from Hero Ball, his debut album featuring production from God Bless, Hollywood Legend, Diamond Style, Trill, Scarecrow and Ear 2 Tha Beat. The son of Sri Lankan immigrants, Ahmen was born in Minneapolis and raised in Queens, Alaska, Atlanta, Washington, and India. Regarding Hero Ball, Ahmen says “Music is best when the listener hears their life reflected in it.
REDLIGHT KING ACOUSTIC VIDEO “TIMES ARE HARD”
Redlight King has premiered an intimate, stripped down acoustic video of their new single “Times Are Hard,” filmed at YouTubeSpaceLA last month. The session was part of a multi-song performance, so fans can expect a few more live videos in the coming weeks. “Times Are Hard” comes from Redlight King’s sophomore album Irons in the Fire, and is currently resting comfortably in the Top 15 at Active Rock Radio.
“Times Are Hard” Acoustic at YouTubeSpaceLA: http://youtu.be/FYdirkw4ilY
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY FLASHLIGHTS “FAILURE”
Flashlights are excited to announce the release of their new album, Bummer Summer, out June 24 on Hard Rock Records. Earlier this spring, Pure Volume premiered the lead track from the upcoming album, “Failure”. Pure Volume said, “Taking inspiration from ’90s indie heroes Sebadoh, Archers of Loaf and Superchunk, Flashlights’ riveting guitar pop continues to evolve in a big way on their upcoming full-length album.” Flashlights’ Terry Caudill told Pure Volume, “We’ve been waiting to release something new for so long!
TOMMY WALLACH LIVE VIDEO FROM NYC
I Meant It To Be Sweet is the sophomore album from Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Tommy Wallach, the first since his 2008 self-titled EP on Decca Records. Here’s a link to video of him performing John Lennon’s “Mind Games” live the Guggenheim Museum at the “YouTube Play” event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAdHOnQIip0.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY BAD LUCK
The “in-your-face” punk band Bad Luck premiered a new song on ARTISTdirect today called “Graphic Novel(s).” The composition paints the protagonist living out his days on friend’s couches and turning to the bottle on a daily basis due to a failed relationship. It ultimately leads him to feel indifferent towards everything he’s ever known, “ready to pick up his sh*t and walk out the door.” The image of the song is cemented with the shrieking line “I watched you walk away!”
CARTER “SEVEN TIMES TWO”
It is also the world premiere for the song “Seven Times Two,” which is found on the EP and streaming here. “The song is about equality. The chorus is a metaphor for all people in the world who find themselves not equal, and then one day someone comes along and changes it all.” ~Matthew Rauch
DAVID GUETTA NEW SINGLE TEASER
After hitting the #1 spot at Beatport for an unprecedented third time already this year with last club track ‘Bad’, David Guetta is back, this time in collaborative mood, with aussie DJ / Producer Kaz James. ‘Rock House’ smash ‘Blast Off’ was written at 30,000 feet during a flight between gigs whilst the pair were touring together on Guetta’s recent Asia run.
WIRE: PHAROAHE MONCH VIDEO ON REVOLT.TV
Today, Monch peels back the curtain on one of the album’s most hopeful tracks, “Broken Again,” which was premiered by Revolt.tv and it is the first video released from PTSD. “Broken Again” is a track about facing real-world issues and personal plights head-on and it finds the esteemed emcee chasing a mirage of a muse in the distance all while lamenting his topsy-turvy mental state.
‘AMERICA’ MOVIE TO FEATURE DAVE MUSTAINE PERFORMING “THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER”
Dave Mustaine, singer and lead guitarist of the legendary rock band MEGADETH, has recorded his version of the National Anthem for the upcoming movie AMERICA, in theaters across the U.S. on July 2nd before the Independence Day weekend. Cited in the book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists as the genre’s #1 greatest player of all time, Mustaine was able to watch a cut of the film before heading into the recording studio to record the song which will be prominently featured in the film.
“Jimi Hendrix recorded his version at a different time in the history of our nation,” noted Mustaine. “Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King had been assassinated, the nation was mired in war and chaos and that is reflected in his guitar. First off, no version of our National Anthem is or will ever be better than the original. My inspiration and take on the song for the film was our Founding Fathers and wondering what they would think of us today if they saw what we had become. My hope for America is that we’ll become a nation they’d be proud of again and I tried to capture that with my guitar.”
20,000 DAYS ON EARTH JOINS NICK CAVE ON HIS SUMMER 2014 CONCERT TOUR
Nick Cave will perform at a trio of exclusive events this summer in conjunction with advance screenings of 20,000 Days on Earth, the groundbreaking new film on the iconic rock legend, and winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Canadian distributor, filmswelike, have announced special advance screenings of 20,000 Days On Earth — the lyrical and inventive documentary on musician Nick Cave — to coincide with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ North American Summer 2014 tour before its wider, traditional theatrical release this September. In association with Goldenvoice, three eventized screenings will take place at The American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles (July 10), The Phi Centre in Montreal (August 1) and The French Institute Alliance Francais’ Florence Gould Hall in New York City (August 4). Each of these screenings will be followed by a conversation with the rock legend himself, during which Cave — in a rare solo piano performance — will play a number of songs from his extensive catalog.
WIRE: I-D PRESENTS THE MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE OF BANKS’ “DROWNING”
i-D today presents the exclusive music video premiere for sultry singer-songwriter BANKS’ new single “Drowning.”
Watch Drowning here: http://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/watch/episode/2784/banks-drowning
In the brooding video directed by i-D collaborator Mike Piscitelli, BANKS’ smoldering vocals are complemented by the darkly seductive fashion cues from i-D’s New York Fashion Director Alastair McKimm.
ARCHIS PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘BLOOD’
Archis is pleased to premiere the official new music video for the track ‘Blood.’ The track appears on the debut EP which will be hitting streets this summer. Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/ogfr-7DKOUk
FOO FIGHTERS AS YET UNTITLED EIGHTH ALBUM CONFIRMED FOR NOVEMBER
Viewers watching the 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this weekend on HBO were treated to a surprise teaser preview of the new HBO series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. The sneak peek-now viewable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-z8A9P5ziA, features an exclusive Dave Grohl mission statement accompanied by the first passage of music to be unveiled from the as-yet-untitled eighth FF album out November on Roswell/RCA — and a fleeting glimpse of the HBO series documenting the eight-city odyssey of the record’s creation.
BIG & RICH TO KICK OFF CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Big & Rich – Big Kenny and John Rich – will be celebrating CMA Music Festival unlike any other artists. Watch the streets of Nashville on Thursday, June 5th as the electrifying duo bring the party to downtown Music City and unlock the gates to Riverfront Park before taking the stage and officially kicking-off CMA Music Festival. Be sure to catch Big & Rich’s performance, which will include a live rendition of their latest hit single, “Look At You.” Fans will be able to look at them, while they “Look At You”!!!!
“Can’t wait to rock the stage with CMA Fest!,” says John Rich. “After show party is at Club Redneck Riviera! See y’all there!” Big Kenny adds, “Bring on the Clydesdales!! Looks like we’re gonna be kicking off the greatest music celebration in true Big & Rich style.”