JACK WHITE DEBUTS “LAZARETTO” MUSIC VIDEO ON VEVO
Jack White is pleased to unveil his glass-shattering, rubber-burning new video for “Lazaretto,” the lead single and title track off his new album out June 10 via Third Man Records/Columbia. Watch the Jonas & François directed video on VEVO here: http://smarturl.it/LazarettoVideo.
WIRE: LOUDWIRE PREMIERES ‘WHEN MY DEVIL RISES’
Loudwire has partnered up with the spirited wolf men, Man With A Mission to premiere their second EP, When My Devil Rises. Available everywhere digitally on June 10, 2014 the 4-song EP will be released via SONY/RED. When asked by the site to describe themselves and their music, the half wolf/half men made it clear, “First of all, we are Man With A Mission. We come from Japan. We have the head of a wolf and the body of a human being. We write songs that are about being yourself. Finding out who you are and believing in that. How to improve yourself, inside and out. Everyone has a mission for themselves in life. We have a mission as a band.” When asked what their mission was, the answer was simple, “If you want a hint at what that is, you have to listen to our music and come watch our shows.”
DADDY LONG LEGS ‘BLOOD FROM A STONE’ ALBUM OUT JUNE 10TH
Daddy Long Legs, New York City’s most blueswailing trio, have been spreading their gospel throughout the globe since the release of their debut album ‘EVIL EYE ON YOU’ (2012/Norton Records). Now the boys return with their second full length offering, ‘BLOOD FROM A STONE’ – 13 stunning new studio tracks produced by Matt Verta-Ray (Heavy Trash), which sees the band maintain the wild, raw energy of their first record, but reveal a growth in both songwriting and production. The end result is the original, unbeatable, revival-tent mayhem that alternately sweats, bleeds, shouts and stomps real-deal roots and blues. Hear the thump and bash of drummer/percussionist Josh Styles, searing slide and rhythm from multi-talented guitarist Murat Akturk, and the signature howling harmonica of Daddy Long Legs himself.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY ARUM RAE
Directed by Philippe Leonard, the gritty black & white video for “Gold” follows wolves on the hunt through a mountainous forest, and is soundtracked by Arum Rae’s haunting vocals and sparse electric guitar, a return to her singer-songwriter roots. Her Warranted Queen EP showcased minimal electronic elements, and with “Gold” it truly proves that Arum Rae’s dynamic voice is capable of just about anything.
POWERS REVEAL VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE “TOUCH THE WORLD”
Intimate can be loud. Rambunctious can be endearing. Heartfelt can be lighthearted. POWERS introduced themselves to the world on that premise. And it listened. Their romping bursting, single, “Gimme Some” shot up to the top of the Hype Machine popular page instantaneously after its fall release, and was featured globally on ad campaigns for J. Crew & Mastercard. Indie Shuffle called it “Infectious and damn right catchy”, and Stereofox encouraged us to look up indie-pop in the dictionary (they said we’d find the song there - we did). Their most recent release, “Touch The World” premiered on IDOLATOR, with massive praise for “a chorus that you’ll be hardpressed to get out of your head after just one listen”.
MIKE GITTER PROMOTED TO SENIOR DIRECTOR A&R
Razor & Tie is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Gitter to Senior Director A&R. Gitter joined Razor & Tie in 2012 and has signed a variety of acts including rising rock outfit Starset and established legends such as HIM and Finch. He was also instrumental in the signing of Chiodos. Gitter continues his A&R responsibilities that encompass not only identifying talent but all-around aspects of A&R including artist relations and recording.
Razor & Tie co-owners Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam comment, “Mike Gitter has had a significant impact on Razor & Tie’s rapid ascension to the top of the rock world. He has great taste, is easy to work with and doesn’t get much sleep. We are very glad he’s on our team.
KALIN AND MYLES SIGN TO REPUBLIC RECORDS
Bay Area “Hip Pop” duo KALIN AND MYLES has just inked a deal with Republic Records.
Hot on the heels of this exciting news, they’ll release their first major label EP, Chase Dreams, on iTunes and all digital retailers June 17. The pre-order, which is available here now, hit the Top 10 on the iTunes Top Pop Albums Chart when it went live yesterday. Additionally, “Do My Step” featuring fellow NorCal sensations Iamsu! & P-Lo of HBK gang, began simultaneously trending worldwide. “Do My Step,” along with “Go To Work” and “Love Robbery” are three instant grat tracks available via the preorder.
SALVADOR SANTANA SINGLE “RISE UP”
On “Rise Up,” Salvador Santana proves that he has found his place within the industry, writing tracks that are as emotionally engaging as they are energetic and addicting. There’s not one sleeper on this highly anticipated new album from an epically creative young talent that is only scratching the surface of what he’s capable of.
Free MP3 of the single “Rise Up”
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY YOUNG WIDOWS
Young Widows just dropped an eerie, discomforting video for “The Last Young Widow” (the last cut on the recent Easy Pain album). There’s excellent structural synergy; musical tension winds tighter and tighter at the same rate as the visual narrative until they both explode and collapse.
WIRE: STREAM NEW ALBUM BY CRAFT SPELLS
This coming Tuesday, June 10th, Seattle-based artist Craft Spells, i.e.musician and songwriter Justin Vallesteros, will release his sophomore album Nausea, the long awaited follow up to his 2011 critically acclaimed debut Idle Labor. In the meantime though, you can listen to it in its entirety via Pitchfork Advance. Click the link below to listen.
Craft Spells’ Nausea on Pitchfork Advance
WIRE: TIGA TEAMS UP WITH BUD LIGHT
Check out TIGA’s latest mix for THUMP and Bud Light Platinum which was recorded live from his set at Oval Space in London and edited and re-mixed for our listening pleasure. The Canadian DJ/Producer and Turbo Recordings boss gives us 90mins of house and techno including cuts from Spank Rock, Audion, and The Juan Maclean among many others.
This video lives on http://thump.vice.com/platinum, Bud Light Platinum’s destination for everything EDM and Nightlife #makeitplatinum
RISE AGAINST TO RELEASE SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM
In a teaser video posted today on their website, Rise Against announced a July 15th release date for their eagerly anticipated seventh studio album The Black Market on Interscope Records. The first single “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” will be available for digital download and streaming via digital subscription services next Tuesday, June 10th.
You can watch the band’s announcement and hear a snippet of “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” here: http://www.riseagainst.com/
NEW SINGLE BY DIZZY WRIGHT
Hollering the lifestyle catchphrase of the year, Dizzy Wright posits “Turn down for what?!” on the chorus of his latest loosie, the trap-inspired party anthem “Spark Up The Flame.” With twerk-ready bass lines and flashy rhymes, the Las Vegas rapper pushes the sentimental lyrics aside for a moment to suggest having a good time. Coming from such a glitzy city known for a vibrant and unforgettable night life experience, Dizzy promotes the ideas of letting loose, lighting a spliff, and partying like there’s no tomorrow.
Listen to “Spark Up The Flame”:
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY BENNY CASSETTE
Benny Cassette has mastered a distinct hybrid of Hip-Hop, alternative and pop music (which is evident on “Raging Bull”) that proves utterly infectious and intoxicating. The diversity of his sound and desire to constantly experiment has begun to not only capture audiences; but the music industry as well.
MTV Premiere for “Raging Bull” video: http://www.mtv.com/videos/benny-cassette/1049534/raging-bull.jhtml
Filmed at a condemned church that’s been abandoned for over 20 years, Chicago rapper Noelz Vedere
WIRE: NOELZ VEDERE VIDEO ON HYPETRAK
chose a special location for the set of the video “Promise Land” from his new album Bittersweet Victory. The delapidated interior of St. Boniface Church provided the perfect nuance for Noelz’ re-creation of his own funeral. Today, HYPETRAK premieres the video for the song which took over five months for Noelz to create.
Check out the HYPETRAK premiere here: http://hypetrak.com/2014/06/premiere-noelz-vedere-promise-land/
INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M NAMES JOHN EHMANN VICE PRESIDENT OF A&R
Interscope Geffen A&M has John Ehmann to Vice President of A&R, it was announced today by John Janick, President and COO of the company.
Ehmann, 31, came to Interscope Geffen A&M in February 2011 as Director of A&R. Since joining the company, he has signed and developed such artists as Lana Del Rey, Aloe Blacc, Cedric Gervais, and shepherded Carly Rae Jepsen’s album Kiss, with her hit single “Call Me Maybe” to the market.
“John has an incredible ear and eye for talent, and I’m pleased to see him step up into a bigger role at the company,” commented Janick. “He’s an instrumental part of our team here, and his commitment to his artists can’t be overstated.”
WIRE: NEW ITCH VIDEO ON MTVU
mtvU has premiered “Another Man,” the new video from acclaimed UK artist Itch. The Frank Borin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Five Seconds of Summer)-directed clip was shot in Hollywood’s historic American Legion Hall. Watch here
“Another Man,” is the perfect summer song; sunny and catchy with a sing-a-long chorus, skillful lyrics and a retro vibe. Itch wrote and recorded the track with producer John Feldmann, who also worked on the rest of Itch’s debut solo album The Deep End.
WIRE: NORTHERN ARMS SHARE NEW VIDEO
Philadelphia-based rock ensemble Northern Arms are pleased to share their latest video. For “Below the Pines” the band creates a beautifully cinematic short film set to the dark and haunting track. “Eric is an exiled “artisan in lost objects”, beckoned to the woods for a shocking revelation. Elsewhere Northern Arms provides the soundtrack to a celebration turned decadent, acting as the purgatorial band in residence,” explains director David Kain. “Conceptually we started with the goal of conveying the tone of the music visually; building an abstract story that juxtaposed two ideas that climax in opposing ways at a key point in the music.”
NEW SINGLE BY BLACK CITY LIGHTS
The second single from Cascine’s new singles imprint, CSCN, comes from Black City Lights of New Zealand. Track “Not Enough (For Us)” evokes a sense of gentle asphyxiation with the high-and-low vocals of Julia Catherine Parr and the stuttering production from Calum Robb – a spacious, nitrous rich soundtrack for the warmer months ahead of us.
DIAMANTE “BITE YOUR KISS” AUDIO
Teen Rocker DIAMANTE has finally unveiled her third single of the year to make the Billboard Hot Single’s chart, “BITE YOUR KISS.” This highly anticipated single is the follow up to her recent success with “BURNS,” which also made it to the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart at #6.
“BITE YOUR KISS” Audio:
WIRE: THE SIXTIES DEBUT NEW SONG “FORGETTING YESTERDAY”
Post-punk/ garage rock band, The Sixties, have released another new song from their upcoming album “There It Isnt”! Fans can now listen to “Forgetting Yesterday” with Property Of Zack here:
‘COWBOYS AND INDIES: THE EPIC HISTORY OF THE RECORD INDUSTRY’
There is a new book called COWBOYS AND INDIES: The Epic History of the Record Industry (Thomas Dunne Books; June 17) by Gareth Murphy. Written with the full commitment of many in the music industry, Murphy draws over one hundred exclusive interviews with industry legends, memoirs and archives to create the definitive record business bible.
From rock ‘n’ roll, vaudeville, blues and jazz to R&B, hip hop, electronica and pop, and everything else in between, COWBOYS AND INDIES brings together the record industry’s fascinating and engrossing 130 year history, demonstrating in the last chapter that to truly understand the industry’s future we must be knowledgeable of its past. Chronicling the pioneers who set the stylus on the most important labels and musical discoveries from the 19th century to today, this witty and evocative narrative follows all the musical trends and developments, from the phonograph to the internet age, as it delves behind the big business of corporate hit machines and the diligent industry of small, curated labels.
JOYNER LUCAS POSTS “RIDING SOLO”
This song is about being on your own and by yourself because you don’t trust nobody. I’m talking about going through trials and tribulations of regular life situations we all have encountered at one point. This song is for all the people who struggle day to day while living check to check to survive.. this is for all the hustlers and everybody else who grind out and work hard to ultimately try and succeed. As my first single I feel this is a great 1st impression and representation of myself and what it was like growing up. It gives people insight on who I am and where I came from. I felt Busy Signal could really bring this record to life. I have always been a fan of Busy and I’m excited to have him on this record. He is a perfect fit.
“Riding Solo” ft. Busy Signal on Audiomack: http://www.audiomack.com/song/joyner-lucas/riding-solo-ft-busy-signalexplicit
DESERT DEBUTS FIRST SINGLE “SAPS PROU BE”
Desert’s first EP, Envalira, will be released on digital on June 17 and 12” vinyl in July and is issued via collaboration between Minty Fresh and Spanish label Buenritmo.
Envalira is the perfect description of Desert’s sound, being a made up word. Envalira is a combination the Catalan verbs “embadalir” (to spellbind) and “delirar” (to be delirious). This new word is perhaps better at categorizing Desert than any other genre as it is becoming increasingly harder to define their music with a single word.
WIRE: GLASS TOWERS PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “GRIFFIN”
Glass Towers have premiered a video for the single, “Griffin”, via Diffuser.FM – repost here – off their debut album Halcyon Days, due out June 17 in North America on Hub/Dine Alone Records. Anyone with a half decent set of ears will attest that it has been a killer year for Antipodean music, from Tame Impala to Flume, there is clearly something in the water down-under. Now you can add Glass Towers to your list of Aussie musical mates.
JEFF TWEEDY NEW ALBUM + “I’LL SING IT”
Jeff Tweedy, best known as the founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, will release a new album Sept. 16 through his own dBpm Records. The album, Sukierae (sue-key-ray), is not quite a solo effort. It is the debut release by the aptly-monikered duo, Tweedy, which features 20 new Jeff Tweedy-written songs, performed by Jeff in a musical collaboration with his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy.
“When I set out to make this record, I imagined it being a solo thing, but not in the sense of one guy strumming an acoustic guitar and singing,” Jeff said. “Solo to me meant that I would do everything – write the songs, play all the instruments and sing. But Spencer’s been with me from the very beginning demo sessions, playing drums and helping the songs take shape. In that sense, the record is kind of like a solo album performed by a duo.”
NEW VIDEO BY THE MOOG “UNBOUND”
It’s their first release in almost two years and skillfully combines catchy synth pop and current Eurodisco sounds with a touch of vintage wah-wah guitar strumming. The band is currently in LA finishing the EP with producer Mark Needham for a Fall 2014 release; the first since their third album Seasons In The Underground (2012) – produced by Ken Scott (David Bowie and Lou Reed) and recorded at Seattle’s legendary studio, London Bridge. Please find links to the track and video below and feel free to post and share.
The Moog – “Unbound”
WIRE: CHUCK INGLISH PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Today, Complex has premiered the official video for CHUCK INGLISH’s latest single “LEGS” featuring CHROMEO. The track can be found on Chuck’s widely praised debut album, Convertibles, which was released via Federal Prism/Sounds Like Fun on April 8. Given the title of the funky, chill jam – as well as the incredibly catchy chorus – you already know what the video features…lots of them.
WIRE: NUDES ‘AVEC’ VIDEO
Ahead of debut EP on NYC / Paris label Zappruder NUDES premier their video for ‘Avec’ on Purple TV:
TWIZTID NEW VIDEO IS NSFW
Twiztid have released a NSFW music video for “Sick Man (featuring Blaze Ya Dead Homie)” from their latest full length album “A New Nightmare.” The video, originally premiered on Bloody Disgusting, features Kane Hodder (Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Hatchet) and Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects).
Check Out The “Sick Man” Video Below:
WIRE: THE AMITY AFFLICTION STREAM LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME
Roadrunner recording group The Amity Affliction have premiered an exclusive stream of their new record, Let The Ocean Take Me via Alternative Press. The Australian metalcore masters’ fourth full-length release – Let The Ocean Take Me – arrives on June 10th.
BEATS PRESENTS “THE GAME BEFORE THE GAME” AD
There is a game that starts before the kick-off, before the tip-off, before the face off; a mental game. It awaits every top athlete in the locker room. It is a game of conquering doubt and embracing the pressure. It is during this game that they find their true strength, the power to win. They find it in prayer, in ritual, and in music. It’s a game that few people have ever seen…until now.
The Game Before The Game spotlights the pre-game rituals of football (soccer) players, celebrities and fans as they prepare to be victorious in the game to come; Neymar,Jr. calls his father for words of strength, wisdom and confidence, Cesc Fabrigas kisses the ring his girlfriend gave him four times exactly, Luis Suarez kisses the tattoo of his son and daughter’s names on his wrist for love and good luck, Chicharito begins every game by praying on his knees, a ritual his father instilled in him as a young boy. The campaign also celebrates pre-game rituals from fans around the world.
WIRE: PASTOR JAMAL BRYANT QUOTES CHRIS BROWN
Here’s Pastor Jamal Bryant on “The James Fortune Show” explaining his sermon where he stated “these hoes ain’t loyal.”
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