G.R.L. TODAY RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE “UGLY HEART”
Described by People Magazine as “the sexy new girl-group,” rising stars G.R.L. step out again on their own today with the release of their soon-to-be-smash hit “Ugly Heart,” following the blockbuster success in their co-starring role on “Wild Wild Love” with Pitbull, a song that is still ruling the airwaves. G.R.L. recently performed with Pitbull on the iHeart Radio Awards, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Today Show.
WIRE: JENNY LEWIS’ NEW SINGLE “JUST ONE OF THE GUYS”
Celebrated California singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis has debuted her new single, “Just One Of The Guys,” on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” today. The track is taken from her forthcoming album The Voyager, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on July 29th. The album is now available for pre-order today from all participating digital retailers. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of “Just One Of The Guys.”
AUTUMN + COLOUR FREE MUSIC PLATFORM
Burgeoning indie label Autumn + Colour (Burns Like Fire, Hand Sand Hands, Seagulls, The Crash Years, Killing Kuddles, Look Alive and more) has announced a shift over to a new music platform. All A+C titles will still be released traditionally through all of the digital retailers., however, upon release, each title will be available as a Free Album Download with download code, available on the Autumn + Colour website.
All previous albums are now available as FREE downloads at:
THE TEEN AGE PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “STOP” VIA WNYC SOUNDCHECK
Brooklyn quartet, The Teen Age, released their debut EP, Ways To Adapt, today on PaperCup Music. To celebrate the band has premiered a video for the song “Stop” via WNYC Soundcheck and will perform tomorrow night, June 4, at Pianos (10pm), before a slew of Northside Festival dates including the first ever PaperCup Music showcase, June 14 at The Grand Victory (see below). Ways To Adapt features four new songs about which singer/guitarist Digo said, “All the songs on the EP grew out of a certain emptiness I had after a bad breakup, and how I tried to cope and adapt through different vices.” Ways To Adapt was recorded at Madpan Studios in New York with Producer Uri Djemal.
WIRE: UNITED NATIONS SHARE BLISTERING NEW SINGLE
With the long-awaited and eagerly anticipated sophomore album The Next Four Years set for release July 15th, 2014 on Temporary Residence Ltd., United Nations have announced their first-ever proper tour, a two-week run of US shows in support of their most abrasive and addictive work to date. In conjunction with the announcement, the band have shared the first track from the new album, the scathing and frenetic four minute neck-breaker, “Serious Business”, which can be streamed here. In August the band will celebrate the album’s release with a series of rare live appearances across the East Coast and Midwest, with a tour finale performance at the legendary Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ.
HEAR “SERIOUS BUSINESS” AT NOISEY: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/united-nations-serious-business-song-premiere
WIRE: “22 JUMP STREET” ANTHEM
In anticipation of the June 13, 2014 theatrical release of Columbia Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ 22 Jump Street, one of the year’s most eagerly awaited action-comedies, Casablanca Records has teamed with the studios to release the soundtrack album to the film. The album drops on iTunes and other digital outlets on June 10 and in stores on June 24.
In addition to noteworthy hits from Wiz Khalifa, Tiësto, Duck Sauce, and more, the tracklisting features two unreleased tracks from Travis Barker, blink-182’s iconic drummer, and the critically acclaimed hip-hop sensation Angel Haze. Barker enlists Juicy J and LIZ for the hyper-charged and hypnotic “Live Forever.” Ignited by a furious beat from Barker, it’s an undeniable and uproarious banger. Angel Haze, alongside none other than Ludacris, delivers “22 Jump Street (Theme From The Motion Picture),” giving the movie its own anthem. The Angel Haze song, “22 Jump Street (Theme From The Motion Picture)” premieres today on Vibe.com.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY PILOT FOR A DAY
Pop-rock foursome Pilot For A Day have teamed up with Guitar World to premiere their new single “A Little More (Acoustic)” today! “A Little More (Acoustic)” is the second advance single off of Pilot For A Day’s upcoming album Better Air (Deluxe Edition), which is set to release on July 1st! With three exclusive acoustic tracks, Better Air (Deluxe Edition) is the extension of their debut album, which was produced by Marc McClusky (Weezer, Ludo, Hit The Lights).
Listen to “A Little More (Acoustic)” on Guitar World here: http://bit.ly/U97lit.
WIRE: STICK FIGURE SINGLE FEAT COLLIE BUDDZ
“Smokin’ Love” was recorded the same way as all their songs; in Woodruff’s home studio with each instrument individually recorded and layered in unison to one other. The band has previewed the track through their social media sites and have recently started playing it live. The group will be hitting the road this Summer with Rebelution for their “Count Me In” tour, which also includes Iration and The Green.
Check out the Indie Shuffle premiere: http://www.indieshuffle.com/stick-figure-smokin-love-ft-collie-buddz
LOUD FLAVOR SINGLE “CIRCLE”
Texas based, transgenre producer Loud Flavor, aka Jeff Najar, plays with genres and structure the way other musicians play instruments. Playing with elements rather than limiting definitions. Initially inspired by early 2000s Hardstyle and Hardcore, Najar plays with elements of all styles, combining basic genre attributes without regard to the inhibiting expectations of the current EDM scene. His creative freedom from the hinderance of categorization allows Loud Flavor to release consistently fresh bass sounds that transcend classifications.
KILL RITUAL SEARCHES FOR NEW DRUMMER
SF Bay Area Metallers KILL RITUAL featuring former members of Imagika and Dark Angel have issued the following update, guitarist Steve Rice comments:
“KILL RITUAL drummer auditions are officially Open. Our drummer and good friend Gee Anzalone has left the band to join DragonForce! We are proud of him and wish him all the best in his new endeavor(s)! Thanks for the good times Gee!
“That being said KILL RITUAL is in need of a killer drummer to fill his shoes! If you’re familiar with our music and know what it takes please contact us below.
WATCH OUT AI
SuperXtar, an online singing talent based on Tampa Bay – Florida, wants to change the talent contest scene worldwide. “The world is full of TV talent shows and all of them look the same. We’re doing something new”, says George Ruiz co-founder of www.superxtar.com
A combination of American Idol, YouTube, and Facebook, SuperXtar aims to bring new opportunities for discovery and promotion to talent throughout the world–particularly for those performers in Africa, Asia and Central America where local talent have historically faced challenges being “discovered”.
SLOW CLUB RELEASE “SUFFERING YOU, SUFFERING ME” VIDEO
Slow Club have released the official video for powerhouse pop song “Suffering You, Suffering Me” – led by Rebecca Taylor’s dynamic vocals and complete with a brass section – and the Michael Legge-directed video can now be viewed via Vevo here: http://vevo.ly/rDrorO.
WIRE: “CARRY ON” POSTED ON COMPLEX
Complex.com premiered the first single, “Carry On,” f/ Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs from Statik Selektah’s upcoming What Goes Around’ LP which is scheduled to be released on 8-19-2014 courtesy of Show Off/Duck Down Music.
Complex.com Premiere Link: http://www.complex.com/music/2014/06/statik-selektah-joey-badass-freddie-gibbs-carry-on
‘MUSICAL CHAIRS’ SCREENING JUNE 15
MUSICAL CHAIRS, the romantic film from director Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan), will be screened at the Dance on Film Festival as part of the 6th Annual Dance for World Community Festival Weekend. The Dance on Film Festival closes out the weekend on Sunday, June 15th from 1pm – 6pm, featuring recent dance-focused films by local and international filmmakers. The film festival is completely free and open to the public. For more information and a full schedule of festival events, please visit: http://www.danceforworldcommunity.org/.
A unique blend of dance, drama, and romance, MUSICAL CHAIRS stars newcomers Leah Pipes and E.J. Bonilla as a pair of unlikely lovers in contemporary New York who must face a number of challenges, both separately and together, before finding one another–and themselves. Also starring Tony-winner Priscilla Lopez, Jaime Tirelli, Laverne Cox, Morgan Spector, Auti Angel, Jerome Preston Bates, Nelson R. Landrieu, and Angelic Zambrana, MUSICAL CHAIRS was produced by Janet Carrus and Joey Dedio.
WIRE: DEATH OF AN ERA POST NEW SINGLE
Death of an Era’s debut album Black Bagged is now available for pre-order on iTunes – http://georiot.co/DOAE. When fan pre-order the album they will receive instant grat downloads of “The Global Movement” and “Big Brother.” Two additional tracks will also be available with the iTunes pre-order in coming weeks.
Listen to “The Global Movement” exclusively on Alternative Press
MAROON 5 RELEASE FIRST SINGLE OFF NEW ALBUM ‘V’
Multi-platinum, 3-time GRAMMY-Award winning recording band Maroon 5 has announced the release of “Maps,” the first single off of the group’s highly anticipated fifth studio album V. The track will impact radio and iTunes on June 16th, 2014.
Maroon 5’s new studio album, V, was recorded in LA over the past year and will be released on September 2nd, 2014. The band worked with producers Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Sam Martin, and the release sees Maroon 5 reuniting with long-time keyboardist Jesse Carmichael who took a hiatus while the band recorded 2012’s Overexposed.
WIRE: SDTRK STREAM OF ‘HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2’
Pitchfork has premiered the full stream of the highly anticipated soundtrack for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming “How To Train Your Dragon 2,” featuring collaborations between composer John Powell and Jónsi (frontman of the Icelandic atmospheric rock band, Sigur Rós), including new Jónsi single, “Where No One Goes”. Stream the full soundtrack here: http://bit.ly/HTTYD2Pitchfork.
“How To Train Your Dragon 2: Music From The Motion Picture” will be available on iTunes via Relativity Music Group on June 10th, 2014.
NEW EP POSTED BY DIAMOND YOUTH
Baltimore, MD’s Diamond Youth have released a digital-only acoustic EP titled “UK OK” via Bandcamp. The EP features three previously-released songs, reworked acoustic and one new acoustic track. “UK OK” will help raise money to cover costs for the band’s upcoming UK tour with Citizen and Headroom.
WIRE: TRAMPLED BY TURTLES’ VIDEO FOR “ARE YOU BEHIND THE SHINING STAR?”
The video for “Are You Behind the Shining Star?,” the first single from Trampled by Turtles’ highly-anticipated new album Wild Animals, is streaming now as a NPR Music “First Watch”:
To celebrate Wild Animals, due July 15 via Thirty Tigers, Trampled by Turtles has confirmed nationwide and European headline tour dates throughout the fall, including a nearly sold out Red Rock Amphitheater show and a flurry of festival appearances.
M4SONIC VIDEO “ARCADE”
In the summer of 2012 Australia native and classically trained pianist, Nick Boundy uploaded a YouTube video for Weapon, a mash-up track that the 22-year-old performed on a Novation Launchpad – little did he know this video would change his life.
Today, Ultra Music is proud to announce the release of M4SONIC’s debut original single: Arcade.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY MORRISSEY ON SPOTIFY
“Earth Is The Loneliest Planet” is the third single from Morrissey’s upcoming LP, World Peace Is None Of Your Business. The companion film, directed by Natalie Johns, features lyric narration while Morrissey and Pamela Anderson take in a Hollywood sunset on the roof of the Capitol Tower.
“Earth Is The Loneliest Planet” is out Tuesday, June 3rd as a single via Harvest Records, and all pre-orders of the album will begin receiving the track as an instant grat download.
“Earth Is The Loneliest Planet” on Spotify
WIRE: LISTEN TO REBELUTION’S ‘COUNT ME IN’
In advance of the release of their new album, Count Me In, chart-topping reggae-rock unit Rebelution is allowing fans to hear it in its entirety via Pandora. Click here to listen to the mellow grooves and conscious lyrics that make Count Me In one of the season’s most anticipated releases. Count Me In will be available for sale physically and digitally via 87 Music/Easy Star on Tuesday, June 10th.
POMPEYA TO RELEASE NEW EP + “NIGHT”
Pop/funk outfit Pompeya have debuted new single “Night” April 23, the second single from their forthcoming Night EP slated for a June 17 release via Brooklyn label No Shame
“Night” follows first EP single “Satellite” released early March. The forthcoming Night EP follows the release of the band’s debut album Tropical Oct 29, 2013 as well as Tropical Remixed released Jan 21, 2014, which featured Fred Falke’s standout remix of “90” along with other notables including Jimmy Edgar, Psychemagik, and Felix da Housecat.
MEGHANN WRIGHT SINGLE “COCAINE”
Ever since moving from her native Hawaii to New York City, fiery songstress Meghann Wright has built a reputation around her “fierce and dynamic R&B/Soul voice” (Music Box Pete) and an unapologetic live show where “she’ll take a whiskey shot, she curses, and she doesn’t care what you think” (Brooklyn Social Fix).
WIRE: INTERVIEW MAGAZINE PREMIERES FIRST SINGLE “RUSHMORE”
Katie Kate is a force. A dark horse with an extensive classical background, she channels her quirky, emotive lyrics through the lenses of hip hop by blending the swagger, attitude, and rhythms with an undeniable pop aura. Her forthcoming album Nation, set for release August 5th, was the result of a four-month onslaught that progressed from the original beats into something more earnest, raw, and exposed.
KAN WAKAN LP SAMPLER VIDEO
Kan Wakan’s debut LP, Moving On, is out today on Verve. After bubbling up in their native LA, Kan Wakan has been gaining momentum on the national scene in 2014 with attention from SPIN, Rolling Stone, Bullett and more. Under The Radar just scored the album a 7.5/10 and said “songs swell with kaleidoscopic glimmers of psychedelic soul, jazz, and Americana, and the results are winding and picturesque.”
Stream a sampler of Moving On here: http://youtu.be/oE3CCx-IaTY
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY TORY LANEZ
Check this new cut from Tory Lanez. “Teyana” may or may not be about an encounter with GOOD Music’s Teyana Taylor, but one thing is for sure, Tory can croon with the best of them and makes me wish maybe he was singing at me just a little.
THE JIM JONES REVUE CALL IT QUITS
The Jim Jones Revue will cease playing live and recording in October 2014. To celebrate seven raucous years of blowing apart venues around the world and reinventing the rocknroll wheel with three skull cracking studio albums, The JJR will embark on a final European tour. The Last Hurrah tour will blast through JJR strongholds such as Paris, Madrid, Milan and Amsterdam before crash landing into the UK on September 26th at Oran Mor in Glasgow. The tour then hits Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Brighton and Norwich, before reaching critical mass at The JJRs biggest ever headlining show at The Forum in London on Saturday, October 4. The Forum show will be a late license rocknroll extravaganza with a stellar cast of support acts, guests and DJs, to be announced very soon. Unfortunately, no US/Canada dates will be possible, due to prior European commitments, but the JJR would like to give a huge thank you to everyone across the pond who made it such a great experience playing in North America.
WIRE: PITCHFORK PREMIERES TENNIS’ “NEVER WORK FOR FREE”
Pitchfork is premiering “Never Work For Free,” the first pre-release track from Tennis’ upcoming, highly-anticipated album, Ritual In Repeat, out September 9 on Communion Records. Listen to the track via Pitchfork HERE, and the track is now available for free download on the bands website. The new LP is the the duo’s third full-length release and follows 2013’s Small Sound EP. The band is fresh off of a sold-out North American tour with Haim and will be hitting the road once again in support of the new record this fall. Full tour details are forthcoming.
WIRE: NEW ALBUM STREAM FOR SON OF AURELIUS
Today, California progressive metal band SON OF AURELIUS and Revolver Magazine have teamed up to bring you a full-length stream of their new record, Under A Western Sun. Try before you buy via Revolvermag.com at this location. Then, head over to www.sonofaurelius.com to order Under A Western Sun now!
“We’re really excited to finally get this album released after four years of hard work,” states guitarist Cary Geare. “As an independent endeavor, we really appreciate the support of our fans and followers.”
PETER FRAMPTON TITLE TRACK STREAM
Hummingbird in a Box, the latest work from legendary musician Peter Frampton, will be released June 23 via RED Distribution. The new music was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, featuring seven original guitar pieces in Frampton’s virtuosic stylings. Frampton composed all songs on the mini-album along with Gordon Kennedy, who also co-produced the recording. The two previously teamed up for Fingerprints, which garnered them both a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
The title track off legendary musician Peter Frampton’s new mini-album Hummingbird in a Box, due June 23, can be streamed/shared at http://smarturl.it/PFHummingbird.
WIRE: ISLAND BOY SHARES “HOSPITAL BED” VIA GOLDFLAKEPAINT
Island Boy is the ongoing project of San Diego-based, Puerto Rican musician and producer Richard Hunter-Rivera. Incorporating elements of French house, reggaeton, latin freestyle, and new wave with crooning vocals, his music pays clear homage to pop and the art of modern songwriting. In late 2012, Island Boy released an EP that features a heavy-dose of sampling, live signal manipulation, and unorthodox recording processes. The resultant production style, dense, cinematic, and surreal, carries over into Hunter-Rivera’s first full-length effort, Basic Instincts.
TASHAKI MIYAKI TO CELEBRATE PERFORMANCE AT NEW YORK’S MoMA
On the heels of their latest critically acclaimed 7″ release, Los Angeles based dreamy trio Tashaki Miyaki are pleased to announce they will be performing at New Yorks City’s Museum of Modern Art on August 7, 2014 as part of MoMA’s Nights Summer Music Series. Taking place every Thursday in July and August, the series features free performances, with museum admission, in the outdoor Sculpture Garden with one early set at 6:30 PM each night. This year’s collection showcases vibrant, creative women who are making their mark on the contemporary music scene. Additionally, the band will host select New York performances around the date. A full list is below.
08/07 New York, NY @MoMA
08/09 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
08/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
MARC BROUSSARD TO PERFORM DURING THE MISS USA® COMPETITION
Marc Broussard will perform during the 63rd annual MISS USA® Competition airing Sunday, June 8th from The Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since his critical breakthrough album Carencro, Broussard has been hailed as an old-school Southern soul singer with a rarefied gift and innate stylistic and emotional authenticity. The trademark “Bayou Soul” of Broussard will bring a mix of funk, blues, rock and pop which will match the distinct cultural Louisiana roots the MISS USA® show will feature. In addition, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Horns will add even more excitement to Broussard’s opening set when the group joins him for an ultimate high energy mashup and Mardi Gras party on stage. “Hurricane Heart,” the new single from Broussard’s upcoming album A Life Worth Living is being featured in NBC’s promo spots for the competition.
NEW SINGLE BY TINY VICTORIES
“Systems,” the newest track from Brooklyn electro-pop duo Tiny Victories’ upcoming full length Haunts, due June 10 via The Sleepover Party.
“Systems” is a moody, introspective number, and its synth-heavy nature puts it right at home on Haunts. The melodies are immediate, but the layers of production flourishes prove that this track has a lot more to it than what’s on the surface. Listen to “Systems” here:
PISTOL DAY PARADE TO TOUR WITH TED NUGENT
Pistol Day Parade has announced the band will tour as direct support to Ted Nugent. The run begins in at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix on July 8, and will wrap on August 14 at the House of Blues in Houston. The band will also stage performances in Sturgis, SD at this year’s rally on August 6-8, alongside additional headline appearances which include July 4 & 5 at the Iron Coffin Rally in Erie, MI.
FRONTLOAD NEW SINGLE “DR. WHO”
Get ready for a massive club banger! Ultra Records is pleased to announce the release of Frontload’s newest track, appropriately titled Dr. Who. Their latest beat combines the group’s signature electronic sound while modernizing the popular Doctor Who theme song from the long running British television series, which is currently in its 51st year worldwide.
Frontload expertly weaves big Electro House beats and epic drops in and out of the Dr. Who inspired synth line to create a massive club track just in time for summer dance floors. Since the song’s unveiling on YouTube, hundreds of fans have given the track a big thumbs up while many more have praised the track for its originality.
ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA CEO KEVIN LILES LAUNCHES GO N’SYDE
Former CEO of Def Jam and Founder of KWL Enterprises, Kevin Liles is pleased to announce the launch of Go N’Syde beverages in collaboration with The 40/40 Clubs. The partnership is the first of its kind – All Go N’Syde beverage bottles include an Augmented Reality integration platform. The unprecedented move will bring an entertainment network to the masses via any smartphone device and a Go N’Syde bottle. Beginning June 1st, Go N’Syde beverages will be available exclusively in 7,500 Walgreens nation-wide and NY Metro area Duane Reade locations.
By holding any smartphone device up to a Go N’Syde bottle, customers will be able to access an entertainment network curated by Kevin Liles in collaboration with the 40/40 Clubs, allowing them to ‘Go N’Syde’ the world of today’s biggest icons and events. Customers will be treated to a private experience, blurring the lines between consumption, culture, entertainment – and reality.
REVOLT NEWS PRESENTS “MySTERYLAND: TODAY IS A GIFT, TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY”
On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, REVOLT TV will air “MYSTERYLAND: TODAY IS A GIFT, TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY,” a 30 minute special offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the U.S. debut of Europe’s longest running electronic dance music festival. REVOLT documents the viscerally amazing stage shows and the crowds full of EDM revelers, offering a unique look into the event’s significance from the perspective of both performers and attendees.
WIRE: LORE CITY SINGLE ON “FOR YOU”
Lore City is the alternative rock duo of Laura Mariposa and Eric Bessel. Nostalgia was the catalyst for reuniting the pair of long lost art school peers. After a six-year estrangement they reconnected by chance, and naturally formed a collaborative bond. Lore City’s roots began in Brooklyn 2011, and a year later they traded city life for upstate New York. Just two months into the woods, they recorded their debut album Absence & Time in a converted church studio. The album was released in March of 2013 by Already Dead Tapes.
WESTBAY ALBUM STREAM
After previously releasing Almost Famous and A World Full of Mannequins, Brooklyn native Westbay gets set for the June 3rd release of his third solo effort, Spread Love. The album is conceptually inspired by a movement that Westbay has begun with the New York City street artist Mr. Love, which consists of a series a weekly events that allows both artists to showcase their positive message through both song and visual arts. Spread Love is a polished, high energy album that highlights the Brooklyn native’s wordplay, penchant for crafting meaningful rhymes, and ear for top shelf production, in one cohesive, fourteen track effort. The LP includes guest features from Maino, and Troy Ave among others, and boasts production from tC Dibiase, Parkside, Joe Josh Beats and more, proving that Hip-Hop is alive and well in the other side of Brooklyn. Spread Love is now available through all major digital retailers!
DEADPHONES NEW VIDEO POSTED
In the black water that flows between light, Deadphones swim. Catching a quivering string of thought, and pulling sound from the spirit that moves us. We hold onto sand, we hold onto wind, we unfold into each moment with a question. A creature without form, without eyes, left with a language neither spoken nor understood. The music we create manifests itself through us as we move into a future where the present can only be explained through a synthesis of what has passed and all that will come to pass.
WIRE: MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND FIRST SINGLE “PRESSURE” PREMIERES AT NPR MUSIC
The new album from acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician My Brightest Diamond (aka Shara Worden) will be released September 16 on Asthmatic Kitty Records (pre-order). This Is My Hand features ten new songs, including the first single “Pressure,” which premiered yesterday at NPR Music and can now be heard/shared here.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY COYOTE
Coyote has offered the first preview of their forthcoming Proof of Life EP, set for release on September 9th, 2014. Quick Before It Melts premiered the propulsive new song “Old News” HERE: