WIRE: THE RENTALS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + NEW SINGLE
The Rentals have announced their long awaited new album, Lost In Alphaville, which will arrive August 26 on Polyvinyl Record Co. The highly anticipated record was recorded with a lineup that features Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig (Lucius- vocals), Ryen Slegr (Ozma – guitars), Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet – strings) and Patrick Carney (The Black Keys – drums), in addition to lead vocalist, bassist, keyboardist, and songwriter Matt Sharp (ex-Weezer).
WILLIE NELSON ON QVC
QVC has Willie Nelson on the mind. To celebrate the release of his upcoming album Band of Brothers, Willie Nelson is scheduled to make a special appearance on QVC during the “Willie Nelson Q Sessions Live” broadcast on Thursday, June 12 at 8 PM (ET).
During the live audience show, Nelson is scheduled to play a selection of songs from his new CD as well as a few fan favorites. Viewers will also have the opportunity to order the album, which has been bundled with bonus disc just for QVC, before street date.
Band of Brothers, the highly anticipated successor to To All The Girls…, released in October 2013, is Nelson’s first album in nearly two decades to feature predominantly new, original music. Featuring an impressive 14 tracks ranging from reflective to rip-roaring, Band of Brothers is one of Nelson’s most personal albums yet.
To celebrate Nelson’s appearance, QVC will give fans the opportunity to order Band of Brothers and Classic Willie, while supplies last, beginning June 5 through http://QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515.
WIRE: ECHOSMITH MAKE LATE NIGHT DEBUT ON CONAN
L.A. alt-pop siblings Echosmith made their late night television debut last night with a performance of their hit single “Cool Kids” on Conan. You can watch the performance in full at TeamCoCo.com.
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JOEYSUKI PREVIEW “GET READY”
Ahead of an upcoming seven-city tour, Dutch dynamo Joeysuki continues to uphold his reputation for delivering formidable club tracks with a new release named ‘Get Ready,’ forthcoming on Ultra records on June 27th.
A Dance Music powerhouse, ‘Get Ready’ grasps immediate attention with a solid electronic build up. As the track accelerates, the progressive tones are kicked up a notch with a hard hitting kick drum introduced by the simple yet direct phrase ‘Get ready for the beat’. Commanding the dance floor, Joeysuki’s repetitive use of punchy snares and energetic synths drives the track to a climax that enthrals an abundance of raw, big room energy.
GLENN TILBROOK “EVERYBODY SOMETIMES”
Glenn Tilbrook will be returning to the States this fall for dates in support of his new acoustic solo album, Happy Ending. The tour kicks off on September 23 in Boston and will continue through the end of October, including two nights in NYC. (Scroll down for complete tour dates.) The album is available now through iTunes and most digital providers and will be released Stateside on June 10 as a special vinyl bundle that will include a limited-edition gatefold album, CD and download link.
PHANTOGRAM NEW SINGLE “BLACK OUT DAYS” LIVE
Check out a brand new live performance video of PHANTOGRAM performing their new single “BLACK OUT DAYS.” The video was filmed for Vevo, who has chosen PHANTOGRAM as its LIFT artists for June 2014.
Phantogram “Black Out Days” LIVE:
NEW VIDEO BY GRAMATIK
A combination of live instrumentals and samples, each track offers an individualized sound that is blended with elements of soul, blues, rock and hip-hop. As the man himself clearly states best during a recent interview with Relix Magazine, “There’s a lot of guitar, bass, piano, all types of organs, lots of original vocals – more than any other record I’ve ever produced. The Age of Reason combines all genres I’ve been producing since the beginning in the most drastic, neurotic, cohesive and outrageous way imaginable.”
SILVER SNAKES ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES THROUGHOUT JULY
In support of their new album Year Of The Snake, LA’s Silver Snakes are gearing up for a tour across the U.S., with scheduled appearances with Aeges, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Vattnet Viskar, Devourment and Lions of Tsavos on various shows.
SILVER SNAKES – ON TOUR
8 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
9 Pomona, CA @ DBA 256 Gallery *
11 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge *
13 Reno, NV @ Holland Project ^
14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
15 Denver, CO @ Moon Room
16 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
17 Chicago, IL @ Livewire Lounge %
18 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class %
19 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie %
20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose %
21 Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron %
22 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar %#
23 Richmond, VA @ The Camel %
24 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
25 Houstin, TX @ Mangos +
26 Dallas, TX @ Liquid Lounge +
27 San Antonio, TX @ Korova +
29 Tucson, AZ @ Rock Side Room
30 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap ROom
NEW SINGLE BY AYE WALLS
“Make You Feel It” (Prod.By Pharomazan) Is a Brand new track By independent teen artist Aye Walls From Sunset Park Brooklyn,NY. Gearing up to Drop his debut Project “Deranged Rhythms” he releases a song that displays what His mixtape will sound like. His combination Of Word play , flow switches , and witty punchlines over this unique original beat is sure to impress you!
ARTISTS SING AGAINST CHILD LABOUR
Producer/composer/guitarist Mike Einziger, Pharrell Williams, composer Hans Zimmer and Blink-182’s Travis Barker are among the Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy award winners who have come together to record a song in support of the International Labour Organization’s “Red Card to Child Labour” campaign. Also performing on the song is Minh Dang, a survivor of child trafficking, and newcomer Liz.
The song, “Til Everyone Can See,” and the music video will launch on June 12, World Day Against Child Labour. It was written by Einziger (founder/guitarist/songwriter for the groundbreaking band Incubus) and internationally acclaimed violinist, Ann Marie Simpson. The idea for a song came to both musicians after they met with the ILO and learned about the millions of children in child labour. When Hans Zimmer heard the demo of the song, he decided to support their efforts and also enlist Pharrell and other musicians. Einziger, Simpson, Zimmer and Williams most recently worked together on the soundtrack for The Amazing Spiderman 2.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY DJ HAUS
Unknown To The Unknown and Hot Haus label boss DJ Haus brings just what you would expect from a producer with his name: some of the best house beats that brings 90s Rave nostalgia with booty bass. Check out the “Let’s Get 2gether” video which boils these influences down to a visual melting pot.
WIRE: REPUTANTE’S “IRON SEVEN”
Noisey is premiering today “Iron Seven,” a new track from Reputante. The song is the band’s first new material since last year’s Cult Records-released Oceanside EP. Of the track, Noisey says, “There’s just something in the timbre of James Levy’s voice—it’s rich like red wine and heady with nonchalance.”
TAOS SKI VALLEY SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Each weekend in the summer, families and adventure-seekers can enjoy live music, scenic chairlift rides and a cool mountain escape from the heat at Taos Ski Valley’s (TSV’s) new Saturday Summer Music Series, at no charge. Situated at 9,200 feet in the Northern New Mexico town of Taos Ski Valley, this series of events celebrates summer and the many various styles of music.
Every Saturday through Aug. 30, TSV presents a unique variety of live music by up-and-coming musical artists. Highlights include Austin, Texas based blues guitarist Cody Jasper; Americana Indie folk music by The Gleewood Band; Afrobeat Cumbias music by Radio La Chusma; Austin singer/songwriter Dana Falconberry’s vocal harmonies mixed with cello and banjo; and local favorite, Michael Hearne’s Mini Barn Dance.
SON OF AURELIUS ALBUM INFORMERCIAL
“This video is about our new album Under A Western Sun, but it also features a lot of other things like couches and the guy from Allegaeon,” mentions vocalist Riley McShane.
Watch Here: http://youtu.be/Tzc2ovrZNQk
NEW SINGLE BY A$AP
A$AP Mob’s album L.O.R.D. is on deck for release later this year. Their new track “Hella Hoes” (A$AP Twelvyy and A$AP Nast joined by A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg) premiered last night with Funk Flex – check the track and freestyle at Hot 97 below. More on this one soon.
WIRE: RUFF RYDERS RETURN WITH LIL WAAH
Lil Waah got the rapping bug at an early age and virtually grew up in Powerhouse Studio with his Dad, surrounded by the music of DMX, Jadakiss, Eve–and like so many other children, he was influenced by the music and artistry of Michael Jackson. Spending all that time in the studio with his father and uncle, Waah had the opportunity to also learn how to produce and write music from his cousin Swizz Beatz. In 2010 at the age of seven, Waah wrote his first song and won the New York State WOW contest. That same year he performed and wowed the crowd at Harlem’s Juneteenth Celebration. In 2012, Lil Waah was also featured on BET’s “The Cipher” alongside DMX and DJ Premier. In 2013, Waah released a series of viral videos that garnished massive views including “Jump” and “Showtime” featuring Swizz Beatz. As a follow up to those heat-seekers Lil Waah is gearing up to release his first official mixtape, Playtime Is Over, which will be released on 8-19-14, and it will be hosted by Swizz Beatz and released and distributed by Ruff Ryders Indy, Inc.
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DIRTY DEEP VIDEO “BOTTLENECK”
Dirty Deep plows a swampy, heavy blues often inspired by folk and rock. Touring as a one-man band since early 2010, he travels across Europe to spread his musical religion. For him, it’s not just about music, it’s a way of life! Homemade rhythms and percussions, harmonica and vocals are his means of redemption. Dirty Deep is influenced by masters of the genre : Sonny Boy Williamson II, John Lee Hooker, Son House but also by contemporary artists such as Scott H.Biram, Left Lane Cruiser, Mark Porkshop Holders.
A NEW RECORD LABEL OWNED BY BEN CHASNY
Ben Chasny is renowned in the underground for the work he’s done with Rangda, Comets on Fire, New Bums, 200 Years, and most significantly of all, Six Organs of Admittance. While his own output is varied and prolific, Chasny realized a great emptiness in the world upon hearing the work of Tashi Dorji and realizing not a lot of people were aware of the improvisational guitarist from Asheville-by-way-of-Bhutan. In an effort to right that wrong, he has formed Hermit Hut, a record label distributed by Revolver USA, which will highlight the best in experimental and adventurous music.
VISTO POSTS “SHINOBI”
Visto is a 368 Music Group (CCCLXVIII) recording artist and founder of Hippie Life Krew, a DC Metro-area based lifestyle brand and collective. Originally from Virginia and migrating throughout the DMV, Visto is a singer, rapper, and songwriter. Visto’s distinctive tone, falsetto, poetic lyrics, and knack for hooks contrasted against provocative topics have quickly grown a grassroots fan-base, while his relentless work ethic and humble nature have attracted the support of the DC Metro-area’s top DJs, artists, and producers.
MUSIC: Visto – Shinbobi (prod. Folkz)
MR. VEGAS “READY LONG TIME” IN NEW DISS TRACK
Ace dancehall DJ Mr. Vegas is in no talking mood as he answers in song to any DJ that wants to prove his worth.
In a new track, just hot off the press, Mr. Vegas stands tall on a reworked Answer Riddim with a boomshot labeled Ready Long Time. This is vintage Mr. Vegas, intertwining hard hitting lyrics with a seriousness that could intimidate any competitor. Mr. Vegas’ dark side is now revealed.
DONVLDKRUNK POST “HOLD UP (ROLL UP)”
OliThvGxd and MIGSEE have been making moves as Trap/Hip Hop Dj’s out of their hometown of Perth. (Perth, Western Australia)
Together, producing Trap Beats under DONVLDKRUNK, they received attention from DJ KLEVER (US), JOKER (UK), DAVE LUXE (CA), M-PHAZES (AU), gained support slots for Flosstradamus, Rl Grime, 100’s, Riff Raff, Mickey Avalon, MR CARMACK, a DJ set at DIM MAK STUDIOS (LA) supporting DJ SHIFTEE, DK was also featured in DJ Shadow’s -Diplo & Friends Guest Mix. The TRVP DUCK has been turning up in a big way with their latest release MY CHAIN. check out the featured single “HOLD UP (ROLL UP)”.
“Hold Up (Roll Up)”
MUSHROOMHEAD TO APPEAR ON ROCKLINE TONIGHT + “QWERTY”
Mushroomhead, the influential industrial metal band from Cleveland, OH, will be tonight’s featured guest on Rockline with Bob Coburn at 8:30 PM Pacific / 11:30 Eastern / 10:30 Central. Fans will have the opportunity to call in and ask the band questions directly by dialing the hotline 1-800-344-ROCK(7625).
QWERTY is the first music from the new album debuted this morning on Vevo, check it out here:
EMPIRES TO PERFORM ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
Empires are thrilled to announce they’ll make their TV debut on The Late Show with David Letterman on June 17th! That same day, Chop Shop / Island Records will release the band’s new EP How Good Does It Feel a collection of songs that will appear on their major label debut Orphan out later this year.
WIRE: NPR FIRST LISTEN LIVE TODAY AT 1:30PM
Tune in to NPR at 1:30pm EST to hear Spoon debut a new song via First Listen Live:
WIRE: PYRO, OHIO NEW VIDEO ON ABSOLUTEPUNK
AbsolutePunk has partnered up with Virginia’s Pyro, Ohio to exclusively premiere the band’s music video for “Before The Sun Sets…” HERE. The song is the title track off their 2013 EP that they will be touring off with Provoke, Destroy starting Friday in Lemoyne, PA. The tour, named Panic In The Mid Atlantic Tour, comes off the heels of both bands playing day one of Driven Fest where they were joined by the likes of Close To Home, Everyone Dies In Utah, In Dying Arms, and InDirections among many others. The tour runs for nine days and will lead up to Provoke, Destroy’s album release in July.
BUZZ CASON TO BE HONORED IN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Nashville rock and soul pioneer Buzz Cason will share stories and songs as the next subject of the acclaimed Poets and Prophets series at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Saturday, July 5, at 1:30 p.m. The in-depth interview and performance dovetails perfectly with the 10th anniversary of the museum’s Grammy-winning two-disc compilation Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm and Blues, 1945-1970, a set cataloging Nashville’s rich and too frequently overlooked R&B scene, and the exhibit it accompanied. Robert Knight’s iconic “Everlasting Love,” which Cason co-wrote and co-produced, is the album’s luminous closer. More Night Train-related events will be announced later this month.
Hosted by Museum Editor Michael Gray, the 90-minute program will include recordings, photos and film clips from the museum’s Frist Library and Archive. Held in the museum’s Ford Theater, Poets and Prophets is included with museum admission and is free to museum members, although seating is limited and passes are required for admittance. The interview and performance will be streamed live at http://countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.
LYKKE LI ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR
Lykke Li, who recently released her stunning and critically acclaimed album titled I Never Learn via LL Recordings/Atlantic Records, has announced a North American tour for this fall. Following a handful of sold-out New York and Los Angeles shows – including one at NYC’s legendary Apollo Theater and a performance at MOMA’s Party In The Garden – Lykke will perform new material off of her latest album for many audiences across the U.S. for the first time during the “I Never Learn Tour.” Additional worldwide dates are coming soon. See below to find a show near you and PRESS HERE to purchase tickets, which go on sale this Friday.