HELLO PHONES “HEY YOU” VIDEO
New York based synth pop group hello phones has released their fourth video “Hey You” from their latest release “Future City”, of which Syffal.com says “There is this pure glow about it that makes even the dark edges and jaded soundscapes feel warm and secure. You could sit there all day with the knowing joy that nothing could ever go wrong” – Tim Baker.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY TOMMY WALLACH
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. The new album comes out on June 24 and I hope you’ll consider covering via feature or album review. eMusic’s WonderingSound.com site premiered “Cold As Christ” from the album a few days ago and you can hear it here:
WIRE: CHEATAHS “THE SWAN” VIDEO PREMIERE ON ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Cheatahs premiered their video for debut album track “The Swan” today via Entertainment Weekly’s The Music Mix and the Jonathan Pound-directed clip can now be seen here: http://music-mix.ew.com/2014/06/02/cheatahs-the-swan-video/.
Cheatahs was released on February 11th, 2014 via Wichita Recordings and has garnered great press from outlets including All Music Guide, Alternative Press, The AV Club, Interview, MAGNET, and VICE (‘Best Album of the Month’ – February 2014), among others.
ELECTRONIC ARTISTS BAND TOGETHER FOR CANCER
When industrial scene promoter, musician and dj, JIM SEMONIK was diagnosed with a very deadly form of stage 2B colorectal cancer in 2008, he realized that his musical realm needed to contribute their part to eradicate this vile disease, and thus, he created the Electronic Saviors project. On June 10, 2014, Metropolis Records will be releasing the third installment ELECTRONIC SAVIORS VOLUME 3: REMISSION – INDUSTRIAL MUSIC TO CURE CANCER, a limited edition, four CD boxset featuring brand new and exclusive tracks from Combichrist, 16 Volt, Hate Dept, Aesthetic Perfection, Panic Lift, Ego Likeness, Left Spine Down, Stromkern, Rein, and many, many more.
ALANIS MORISSETTE NEW VIDEO
Alanis Morissette launches her new site with a new video for “Big Sur” as well as a limited edition signed vinyl. The song was previously released as part of a Target exclusive of HAVOC AND BRIGHT LIGHTS.
Watch it here: http://www.Alanis.com
THE JEZABELS USA TOUR
This weekend, The Jezabels kicked off the North American leg of their worldwide tour in support of their sophomore album The Brink. In anticipation, fans have begun to sell out dates with NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop being the first to sell out with many others following close behind. They’ve also announced the addition of multiple festivals to their touring schedule – including Firefly in the US and both Glastonbury and T in the Park in the UK. Count these as additions to the band’s already extensive festival resume – after debut album Prisoner was released, the band toured extensively and played Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, Governors Ball, and Fun Fun Fun Festival in the US and overseas, Pukkelpop, Laneway, Hop Farm Music Festival, Frequency, Big Day Out, and Falls Festival .
THE JEZABELS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2014
(Gold & Youth Supporting all dates except Firefly)
June 4th @ Casbah in San Diego, CA
June 5th @ El Rey in Los Angeles, CA
June 6th @ Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA (SOLD OUT)
June 8th @ Neumos in Seattle, WA
June 9th @ Imperial in Vancouver, BC
June 12th @ The Triple Rock in Minneapolis, MN
June 13th @ TBD in Chicago, IL
June 14th @ Lee’s Palace in Toronto, ON
June 15th @ La Sala Rossa in Montreal, QC
June 17th @ Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA
June 18th @ Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC
June 19th @ Johnny Brendas in Philadelphia, PA
June 20th @ Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE
June 21st @ Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
UNBREAKABLE’S NEWEST SINGLE OUT NOW
The latest release from German rockers Unbreakable, ‘Knockout,’ is now available for purchase as a very special “pre-release” version, which comes with a custom bottle opener key chain.
While the rest of the world will have to wait to acquire the album (July 29th in the US and August 18th in Europe and the rest of the world), fans can purchase the pre-release version right now, exclusively from Dark Star Records: www.DarkEntityMusic.com
You can also stream the first single “Rock the Nightlife,” here:
NEW VIDEO BY WRETCHED
WRETCHED’s aggressive assemblage of metal will consume you with their new music video for “Cranial Infestation”. The single from the upcoming album, Cannibal, “Cranial Infestation” is the product of societal disdain to the tune of some of the best thrash-influenced American death metal around.
Watch WRETCHED’s “Cranial Infestation” here:
WIRE: LISTEN TO A NEW CANDY HEARTS SONG ON NOISEY
On June 10th, Candy Hearts will release All The Ways You Let Me Down, which features 11 brand new songs and was recorded with Chad Gilbert (who recently produced A Day To Remember’s Common Courtesy) and Paul Miner in Los Angeles, CA. These 11 sun-soaked tracks showcase the band’s distinctive brand of punk-tinged indie pop. Vocalist Mariel Loveland’s introspective lyrics capture the contradicting feelings of young adulthood. It’s the carefree fun of youth, drenched in teenaged loneliness and insecurity, which make the trio’s heart-on-sleeve lyrics so relatable.
BISHOP NEHRU ON “FANCY” REMIX
Bishop Nehru contributed a verse to Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” remix Ft. Charli XCX. With cosigns from Nas, Wu Tang Clan and an album on the way with DOOM this is a kid to keep your eye on.
HEFFRON DRIVE TO PLAY US CAPITOL ON JULY 4
For six years, Kendall Schmidt starred on Nickelodeon’s top-rated show “Big Time Rush,” but earlier this year, he earned solo recognition with the release of his band Heffron Drive’s first single “Parallel.” As “Parallel” continues to climb the charts and garner radio success, Schmidt has been asked to play PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth,” America’s Independence Day Celebration.
The 90-minute concert will be broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol with hundreds of thousands in attendance and millions more at home on PBS. Heffron Drive will share the stage with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli; multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks; country music superstar Sara Evans; Grammy Award-winning music legend Patti Labelle; five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Michael McDonald; five-time Tony Award nominee and Broadway star Kelli O’Hara; five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. The event will be hosted by two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (“Dancing with the Stars”).
SOMEKINDAWONDERFUL COVER BIGGIE “JUICY”
Just wanted to share SomeKindaWonderful’s latest cover of a hip hop classic. Last month, the band released a unique take on Tupac’s California Love, and today they released an equally innovative cover of Biggie’s “Juicy”. This time actually incorporating the late great emcee’s vocals into the track.
SomeKindaWonderful – “Juicy”:
WIRE: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES BEN FIELDS’ DEBUT SINGLE
The Wall Street Journal has exclusively premiered Ben Fields’ debut single, “Extraordinary Light” from his similarly titled upcoming debut album due out on June 17th. CLICK HERE to hear the song The Wall Street Journal describes as “a graceful vintage-style pop song that pairs Fields’ sleepy voice with gentle, rolling piano, a subtly powerful rhythm section and the swell of strings.”
WIRE: MATT GOSS ON GMA WITH “STRONG”
Already a chart-topping sensation in the UK, Matt is bringing his modern-meets-old-school style to the US. That same style and sound has prompted Billboard to applaud the album’s “mix of big band swing and contemporary soul that plays respectful homage to the Rat Pack Era” and She Knows to say “It’s not hard to get caught up in that sultry voice, sexy accent and sweet retro music. We think you’ll fall pretty hard, too, once you take a listen.”
Matt Goss Performs “Strong” on GMA: http://gma.yahoo.com/video/matt-goss-performs-hit-song-141947263.html
SAVJ VIDEO FOR “GET DOWN”
Houston artists Skyler Jones and Von Jones are SavJ, presenting the Mike Brow -directed music video for “Get Down”, the new single from their forthcoming EP It’s My Turn. “Get Down” is produced by SDotFire, the producer behind tracks for Meek Mill, Soulja Boy, Gunplay, Plies, Masspike Miles, Kid Ink, Rocky Diamond, Travis Porter, L.O.S. and more.
CHARLI XCX DELIVERS NEW ‘BOOM CLAP’ VIDEO
The official video (http://youtu.be/AOPMlIIg_38) was shot in Amsterdam and sees Charli explore the same spots as featured in film, an adaptation to the best-selling novel by John Green, set to be one of this year’s biggest blockbusters this year—hitting cinemas nationwide on June 6th.
JACK WHITE ‘LAZARETTO’ NOW STREAMING ON ITUNES
The time has finally come for Jack White’s Lazaretto to be heard in full. The new album is now available to stream via iTunes. While listening, fans can pre-order the album, which arrives June 10 on Third Man Records/Columbia, and receive the songs “High Ball Stepper,” “Lazaretto” and “Just One Drink” instantly.
NEW VIDEO LYRIQS DA LYRACISS “HIGH HEELS”
With the video being edited/directed by Fellow Underdogcentral emcee Kaye “The Beast”, and featuring New orleans Visual Artist Emily LoveJoy, Things are kept all in the family for this release. About this video, Lyriqs says: “Just like any man on the planet, I love a women in nice high heels. I was in need of a beautiful young lady with a great heel collection, so I contacted Emily and she was great. She added a nice flair to the vid. I’m excited about how the vid came out and I can’t wait to release it to the world.”
LUKE PICKETT NEW SINGLE “LOVING YOU IS WRONG”
Loving You Is Wrong is the second single to be taken from the forthcoming Luke Pickett debut album. It follows a top 15 UK R&B single and VIBE declaring him ‘a relief to all mankind‘. LP is back with another R&B infused pop gem. This track takes all the best bits from your favourite old school R&B jams (think Dru Hill) and merges them with an exciting and sparse production (think early Drake) and leaves you wondering how long it will be till a major label signs up this exciting voice.
WIRE: THE NATIVE SIBLING NEW VIDEO ON HUFFPO
The Native Sibling has just unleashed their gorgeous new video for “Here With Me,” via The Huffington Post. The stunning black and white piece is as haunting as it is beautiful, evoking the very spirit of the song. “Here With Me,” is the newest single from the Santa Cruz brother-sister duo of Ryan and Kaylee Williams. The track is from their highly anticipated upcoming release, Letters Kept to Ourselves, due out June 24.
Catch the Premiere on Huffington Post:
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY THE PARROTS
The Parrots are a fresh-from-college young garage-surf trio from Madrid that’s causing a commotion in the Spanish scene this year. Last summer they recorded two tracks for a 7″ (released via cult indie label from Madrid, Sonido Muchacho) with Aaron Bastinelli in Amsterdam, at Converse’s Rubber Tracks Studios. The live video of one of the songs from this last session (“Dee Dee Dangerous”), filmed on stage in the Red Light District.
“BET AWARDS” 2014
Some of the biggest names in entertainment will take the stage at the “BET Awards” 2014 on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Pharrell Williams, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Drake, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and Lionel Richie are among the names set to perform at the BET Awards show. Kevin Hart and Tracy Morgan are also set to appear.
Additionally, BET Music Matters will again cast the spotlight on new talent whose stars are on the horizon. Like J. Cole and Elle Varner before them, Adrian Marcel and Gabi Wilson are set to give the world a sneak peek of their talents at the “BET Awards 2014.”
MAJICAL CLOUDZ TO TOUR WITH LORDE ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
Montreal based Majical Cloudz, the profoundly expressive brainchild of Devon Welsh, will set out across North America this fall to tour with 2013’s biggest breakout act, Lorde. The two came to know each other after Lorde saw Welsh and producer/live collaborator, Matthew Otto open for Grimes at Roc Nation’s Grammy-week showcase earlier this year. The teen chanteuse called the Majical Cloudz show “one of the most simple and moving things I have seen, ever.”, leading her to ask Majical Cloudz to join her on 18 dates across the US and Canada. Kicking off in Philadelphia on September 9th and wrapping up in San Diego October 10th, Majical Cloudz will be hitting New York, Los Angeles and major markets across the country in between – tour dates below plus remaining summer headline and festival dates.
JOHNNYSWIM’S “HOME” VIDEO PREMIERES ON VH1’S “TOP 20 COUNTDOWN
The video for “Home,” the lead single off Diamonds, the debut LP from husband and wife team JOHNNYSWIM,premiered on VH1’s “Top 20 Countdown” as well as CMT and CMT “Pure Country.” Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/APoRFLtD8z4.
WIRE: BOB MOULD PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “I DON’T KNOW YOU ANYMORE”
Bob Mould premiered the fantastic new video for “I Don’t Know You Anymore” on Funny or Die. In the video directed by Alicia J. Rose, Bob is joined by bandmates Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster as they scheme to develop an effective marketing strategy for his new single with some inspiration from The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy.
SIA REVEALS NEW SONG “EYE OF THE NEEDLE”
Singer/songwriter/producer/massive hit maker Sia has released today a new song entitled “Eye Of The Needle” from her forthcoming album 1000 FORMS OF FEAR set for release July 8 th on RCA/Monkey Puzzle Records.
WIRE: YOUNG LIARS SHARE “NIGHT WINDOW” VIDEO
Today, Vancouver based electro, indie-rock quartet Young Liars share the official video for “Night Window.” The track, which is the first single off their upcoming debut album Tidal Wave, is set for be release later this month (June 24 via Nettwerk Records).
STREAM OPETH’S “CUSP OF ETERNITY” NOW
“Cusp of Eternity,” the lead single from Opeth’s highly anticipated new album “PALE COMMUNION,” is now available for streaming via the Official Roadrunner Records YouTube Channel. “PALE COMMUNION” arrives in the U.S. on AUGUST 26TH.