PSY AND SNOOP DOGG GET WILD IN “HANGOVER” MUSIC VIDEO
Last night, PSY and Snoop Dogg invaded Jimmy Kimmel Live! and premiered a snippet of their new music video for their new song “Hangover.” You can watch the whole video in its entirety HERE! The song is available now on iTunes and other digital retailers through School Boy Records/Republic Records.
STARS FOR SECOND HARVEST BENEFIT CONCERT RAISED MORE THAN $142,000 FOR MIDDLE TENNESSEANS AT RISK OF HUNGER
The annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit concert with Craig Wiseman and Friends raised more than $142,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The June 3, 2014, sell out show at the Ryman Auditorium celebrated Craig Wiseman’s 10th anniversary as host as well as O’Charley’s 10th year as a presenting sponsor. This year also marked the third year of participation from the headliner, Florida Georgia Line.
Throughout the past 10 years, this event has raised more than $750,000 to feed hungry children, seniors and families in Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest provides four meals for every dollar donated. Therefore, funds raised from the past decade have provided over 3 million meals to the one in six Middle Tennesseans at risk of hunger.
GRATEFUL DEAD AT THE MOVIES JULY 17
Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment are excited to present the annual”Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies: Beat Club 4/21/72″ in cinemas nationwide on July 17 at 7:30 p.m. local time. The event will feature a complete rare live studio performance of the Grateful Dead captured during their legendary European tour in 1972 with audio remastered from the original analog tapes. Never officially released and never before seen in its entirety, the Bremen, West Germany’s Beat Club TV program studio performance features the classic 1972 lineup, and captures the Dead in their prime, playing at the height of the powers and tearing through a condensed version of a typical Europe ’72 concert. The event offers a unique view of the band, allowing fans in cinemas to hear fly-on-the-wall chatter and get up-close and personal with band members in one of their most intimate studio performances.
Tickets for “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies: Beat Club 4/21/72” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 360 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network.
BUCKSHOT & P-MONEY “JUST BEGUN”
Buckshot & P-Money release their latest track off their upcoming album, ‘BackPack Travels’ out June 24th. “Just Begun” features Raz Fresco, an exciting emerging talent from Toronto, Canada.
The 19-year old MC and producer has brought on Duck Down Music to provide co-management, and distribution for his label, Black Light, which Raz owns with long time manager, Soze Brooks. Raz Fresco is prepping two mixtapes for the remainder of the year. ‘The Screwface Tape’ will be released in late June, followed by ‘Pablo Frescobar.’
Audio URL: http://bit.ly/1oNf4f5
BET PRESENTS MUSIC MATTERS VOL. 1 + “MY CRIB” RMX
Louder Than Life/RAL has partnered with BET Music Matters on a new compilation album series entitled BET Presents Music Matters Vol. 1. The album is being released on June 23 in conjunction with the BET Experience, a 3-day concert event at L.A. Live surrounding the BET Awards, which airs live on June 29.
BET Music Matters is a multi-platform initiative that identifies and exposes new ground breaking artists and music across BET and Centric properties, as well as through national tours and monthly showcases. The platform has helped launch the careers of some of today’s hottest talent including J. Cole, Miguel, Elle Varner, Marsha Ambrosius and Kendrick Lamar.
ALT-J NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCED
alt-J today announce the release of their second album, This Is All Yours, the follow-up to their million-selling Mercury Prize-winning debut record, An Awesome Wave. This Is All Yours is available to pre-order immediately; the album will be released on September 22 via Canvasback / Infectious Music in CD, digital and double-vinyl editions.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY MOE.
moe.’s official video for its single “Blond Hair and Blue Eyes” premieres today at Conan O’Brien’s online site, TeamCoco.com. The video finds the band standing up for the song’s namesake, a little girl with blond hair and blue eyes on a tear through town. Using more than a little bit of muscle, the Jay Blakesberg directed video highlights performance and strong arming from the band in a very tongue in cheek take on the track. The video stars moe., bassist Rob Derhak’s daughter Emma, whom the song is about, and Derhak’s sons Eddie and Zach, and their friends.
ROB ZOMBIE’S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE
After closing out its 2013 run in Southern California with a record-breaking night for a stand-alone haunted house event in the United States, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare–the ultimate Halloween horror event–returns for its second year and will make its debut at WestWorld Of Scottsdale in the Phoenix, Arizona metro region for select nights from September 19-November 1.
The September 19 opening night will feature a special one-night-only concert with groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie himself.
“The first year was such a blast. I am thrilled to be able to take the Great American Nightmare to a new city this year,” said Zombie. “My only goal is to make it even sicker than last year.”
WIRE: ESQUIRE PREMIERES IMELDA MAY’S NEW TRACK “WILD WOMAN”
Esquire is premiering Imelda May’s newest track “Wild Woman” and it can be heard via Esquire. The song is from the Irish rocker’s forthcoming album Tribal, out July 29 on Verve Records, and Esquire is calling it a “jamming rockabilly dance floor burner…the tip of this Irish import’s genre-bending chops. You want blues? Jazz? Punk? Country? Put it all in a blender, add a little Nina Simone for good measure.”
WIRE: EXPIRE’S ‘PRETTY LOW’ STREAMING NOW ON ALTPRESS.COM
Expire’s new album, Pretty Low, is streaming in its entirety now on AltPress.com. This full-length will be available June 17th from Bridge Nine and is the follow-up to their debut Pendulum Swings which was called “one of the best hardcore albums to be released this decade” by Rise HXC.
SCRIBBLING IDIOTS “S&I”
Here is a new single by Scribbling Idiots that features crew members Cas Metah, ReFlex the Architect (UK), and Motion Plus.
Fresh off their Invitation Only release this Spring, the Scribbling Idiots crew presents the first of several upcoming single releases in 2014. S&I features 3 members of the crew… Cas Metah, ReFlex the Architect (UK), and Motion Plus over beat production by Rafael Haley.
ADAM LEVINE’S 222 RECORDS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH INTERSCOPE RECORDS
Adam Levine’s 222 Records is pleased to announce a partnership with Interscope Records. The labels will jointly release the soundtrack for Begin Again (The Weinstein Company), the major motion picture film from director John Carney (Once) The album will be available from ALXNDR/222/Polydor/Interscope on July 1st and features songs co-written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley, Nick Southwood, Rick Nowels, John Carney and Glen Hansard. The film will be released in theaters on June 27th, 2014.
NEW ALBUM POSTED BY TETOLA93
Chaotic Japanese hardcore act, Tetola93, are set to release their final (self-titled) LP on June 20 via Seattle-based MeatCubeLabel. The album is available to stream and preorder on the label’s bandcamp page.
Formed in 2004 in Ashikaga City, Japan, Tetola93 made intense and innovative noise for nearly a decade before disbanding in 2013. Their final, eponymous album hears 14 tracks of despair, hope, passion and fury. The self-recorded album combines new tracks and re-recordings of older favorites, for a cohesive and fully-realized production. Musically this would appeal to fans of bands like Orchid, Louise Cyphre, and Envy.
WIRE: JIM KELLER ON NPR
Heaven Can Wait, the third solo album from acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter Jim Keller, is set to be released June 10. The record is the follow-up to 2011’s Soul Candy, which Time Out New York said “suggests the Boss in a good mood,” and about which PopMatters praised the way Keller “deftly twists and turns his way through roots-rock stompers, lilting power-pop numbers, soulful ballads and scorching bluesy numbers.”
NPR’s Weekend Edition spoke with celebrated guitarist and singer-songwriter Jim Keller on this past weekend’s show about his upcoming album.
Listen to the interview here: http://www.npr.org/2014/06/07/319518182/what-philip-glass-and-tommy-tutone-have-in-common
DONALD CUMMING SIGNS TO WASHINGTON SQUARE
Donald Cumming has signed to Washington Square, the label imprint formed by Razor & Tie. Former lead singer and founder of the band The Virgins, Cumming has signed a worldwide multi-album deal and is finishing work on his debut studio album. On June 13th he will perform his ever first solo show to preview new songs at Bonnaroo at 1pm.
Donald Cumming comments, “I’m really excited to be signed with Washington Square. It’s a great feeling to have a new home and a new album. Couldn’t be happier to start this next chapter with them.”
WIRE: DECIBEL MAGAZINE RELEASES WRETCHED ALBUM STREAM FOR ‘CANNIBAL’
Vocalist Adam Cody offers, “We are very honored to be sharing our album with Decibel Magazine and its readers. Cannibal is one of our strongest albums to date so give it a listen and come see the new songs live at Mayhem Fest this summer!”
COLBIE CAILLAT SURPRISES FANS WITH GYPSY HEART SIDE A EP RELEASE TODAY
Multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning Southern California songstress COLBIE CAILLAT surprised listeners everywhere this week with the release of her brand new EP, Gypsy Heart Side A [Republic Records]. Caillat first revealed the news of Gypsy Heart Side A earlier today during an appearance on Live! With Kelly & Michael.
The five-song collection is available now via iTunes and all DSPs, and it comprises the first half of her forthcoming fourth full-length studio album, Gypsy Heart, due out later this year. This also marks the follow-up to 2011’s All Of You, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200.
RICK KELLY “DREAM OF A BETTER LIFE”
Rick Kelly has the kind of voice and a knack for melody that is both richly and warmly familiar, like the classic pop styles of Neil Diamond, Billy Joel or Frank Sinatra, or even someone more contemporary, like John Mayer. Yet it’s different from anything else you have ever heard. He’s like someone that you think you may have met before, but can’t quite put your finger on when and where.
“Dream of a Better Life” (Audio):
PAUL McCARTNEY JUNE DATES RE-SCHEDULED TO OCTOBER
“I’m sorry but it’s going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again. I’m feeling great but taking my docs’ advice to take it easy for just a few more days. Look forward to seeing you all soon.”-Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has confirmed that he will, however reluctantly, heed medical advice to rest up just a bit longer to fully recuperate from the virus that forced the postponement of his recent dates in Japan and Korea.
WIRE: STEVE SOUZA RETURNS TO EXODUS
EXODUS – the originators of the thrash metal genre – return to their roots. As announced yesterday via Loudwire, EXODUS proudly welcomes the return of frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza in the wake of former vocalist Rob Dukes’ amicable departure. Souza originally fronted EXODUS from 1986-1993, and again from 2002-2004, donning the mic on classic records like Pleasures of the Flesh, Fabulous Disaster, Impact is Imminent, Good Friendly Violent Fun, and Force of Habit. Souza also appeared on 2004’s Tempo of the Damned.
WIRE: THE ANTLERS’ ‘FAMILIARS’ NOW STREAMING ON NPR
The Antlers’ highly-anticipated fifth studio album Familiars is now streaming exclusively on NPR Music. NPR calls the record “sure-handed and ambitious” and praises “its emotional openness, its rich sound, its mix of subtlety and grandiosity, its funereal beauty.” Stream the album here. Familiars is out June 17 on Anti- Records and on Transgressive Records in the U.K. June 16.
MATTHEW KOMA & RAC COLLABO
Exploratory remixer André Allen Anjos, better known as RAC or Remix Artist Collective, has joined forces with one of the rising stars of EDM, Matthew Koma, on a sparkling new single ‘Cheap Sunglasses’. Taken from his eagerly anticipated, two-part debut album ‘Strangers’, it feels every bit the perfect summertime record.
Watch “Cheap Sunglasses”
WIRE: YACHT REMIX DE LUX
LA’s De Lux are making some of the best disco-punk tracks these days, and their friends in YACHT have tweaked the track to drop into some steamy summer nights. Check out De Lux’s debut album Voyage, out now on Innovative Leisure.
DEAD BY WEDNESDAY TOUR DATES
Connecticut’s own DEAD BY WEDNESDAY is pleased to announce their upcoming US tour with fellow New England metallers SHADOWS FALL. The band will join the tour on June 20th in Chicopee, MA and will tour throughout the Midwest and Eastern U.S. before the tour comes to a close on July 6th in Binghamton, NY. See below for a full listing of current tour dates:
DEAD BY WEDNESDAY w/ Shadows Fall
6/20 – Chicopee, MA @ Maximum Capacity
6/21 – Waterbury, CT @ City Limits
6/22 – Providence, RI @ SIMONS 667
6/24 – Winston/Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
6/25 – Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom
6/26 – Augusta, GA @ Sky City
6/27 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
6/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/29 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub
6/30 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
7/1 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft
7/2 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
7/3 – Kokomo, IN @ Center Stage
7/4 – Columbus, OH @ AlRosa Villa
7/5 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joes
7/6 – Binghamton, NY @ Legion Post 80
WIRE: MATT NATHANSON PREMIERES NEW SINGLE
Today Matt Nathanson unveils his new single “Headphones” on USAToday.com. “Headphones” features LOLO, the Memphis-born, Brooklyn-based singer whose voice has been turning heads here and in the UK and who is also featured on the Top 10 hit from Panic! At The Disco “Miss Jackson.”
LISTEN TO “HEADPHONES” featuring LOLO HERE:
ROME ANNOUNCES LONG AWAITED SOLO DEBUT ALBUM
Fueled By Ramen recording artist Rome has announced details of his long awaited debut album. “GET FREE” arrives everywhere on August 12th. “GET FREE” is heralded by the first single, “If The World,” which is available now on the iTunes Store and all leading DSPs.
ONEWAYTICKET NEW VIDEO
OneWayTicket brings you their video “Sipping”, off the album “Global Warming”.
Based out of Charlotte, NC the essence of true “hip hop” still lives with OneWay Ticket. The name derives from Langston Hughes’ poem “One Way Ticket” which exemplifies a man who travels far in every direction with no intentions on going back home. Never looking back always looking forward serves as the motto of the trio. OneWay Ticket has been cultivating their sound for many years waiting for the perfect opportunity to enter the creative music landscape and now, they have arrived.
JAM TO THE SOUNDS OF NEW YORK STATE’S SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS
Summer is the quintessential time to experience both indoor and outdoor musical performances, and each year New York State offers some of the most celebrated events in the country. Whether a fan of rich classical compositions, high-energy rock and roll sessions, or traditional folk artists, the venues across New York State are home to some of the most captivating shows, festivals and music related events.
WIRE: BETTY BLACK “COME BACK LOVER” VIDEO
Betty Black has just shared the video for “Come Back Lover”, the lead single from her forthcoming album Valley Low. The seductive and psychedelic video premiered today on A.V. CLUB and finds Black channeling Sid Vicious and Russ Meyer heroines on a spellbinding desert night.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY DAVID ROSALES
Singer-songwriter David Rosales has teamed up with American Songwriter to premiere his new song “Slice of Heaven” today! “Slice of Heaven” is the second advance single off of Rosales’ upcoming EP Along The Way, which is set to drop on June 17th! Reminiscent of artists such as Ryan Adams, Amos Lee, and Brett Dennen, Rosales shakes things up with a broad sonic palate rooted in American folk, blues and country.
Listen to “Slice of Heaven” on American Songwriter, here: http://bit.ly/SKGd85
BOSTON IS TEAMING UP WITH SEA SHEPHERD ON THEIR 2014 NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR
Following the release of their sixth album, Life, Love & Hope, BOSTON is kicking off their highly anticipated summer North American, “Heaven on Earth,” tour, and has teamed up with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to benefit the organization’s vital conservation work in defense of ocean wildlife.
BOSTON, the iconic band who to date has sold more than 31 million albums in the US, has invited Sea Shepherd Onshore Volunteers to staff outreach tables at selected shows on the tour, which just launched on June 5th in Hollywood, FL, in order to garner support and educate fans about the imperiled state of our oceans. The band will also feature Sea Shepherd video footage during each show to spread awareness about the urgent need for direct action ocean conservation to thousands of their fans. One lucky Sea Shepherd or BOSTON fan will have an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see the show and meet members of BOSTON at select shows where Sea Shepherd conducts outreach.
JOHN LEGEND RELEASES COUNTRY VERSION OF “ALL OF ME”
resh off of what Billboard.com called a “jaw-dropping” special performance at the 2014 CMT Music Awards, multi-platinum recording artist John Legend has released a country version of his no. 1 smash single “All of Me,” featuring Jennifer Nettles and arranged by Hunters Hayes today on iTunes. Legend performed the song with Nettles and Hayes at the CMT Awards in Nashville on Wednesday, June 4th. Recorded just hours before the show, the country version was arranged and produced by Hunter Hayes. Hunter also played on the track along with his band. Fans can purchase the track now on iTunes.
WIRE: ALISHA ZALKIN RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM STREAM
SoCal-based singer/songwriter Alisha Zalkin today released her sophomore EP, On This Road. Recorded in Los Angeles at both The House of Blues Studio and Sunset Sound, and produced by Steve Greenwell (Joss Stone, Andy Grammar), On This Road captures Alisha Zalkin’s sweet yet powerful voice, catchy melodies and feel-good, uplifting lyrics. Woven into her beautiful sound is a down-to-earth sense of spirituality, elegance and grace, reminiscent of iconic female artists before her like Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Quite appropriately, On This Road begins with an homage to Carole King, a cover of her song “Way Over Yonder.”
STREAM ALISHA ZALKIN’S ON THIS ROAD VIA ELMORE MAGAZINE:
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY HATERZ STAY BACK
“Haterz Stay Back isn’t about people not liking something you do. It’s about those people criticizing something they haven’t taken the time to listen to, watch or research. In other words disliking something just because it’s different.” shares Blaze.
“Haterz Stay Back” on Audiomack:
RIAA: EMINEM IS IN A CLASS OF HIS OWN
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today awarded Eminem with a Diamond certification in recognition of “Not Afraid” (Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records) surpassing the 10 million threshold counting song sales and streams. Eminem also holds an 11X multi-Platinum Digital Single Diamond Award for “Love The Way You Lie” (featuring Rihanna; Aftermath/Interscope), and today became the first artist to earn two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards.
Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA said the following about Eminem’s Diamond Award milestone:
“We are delighted to recognize Eminem as the first artist to earn two RIAA Digital Diamond Awards. This singular achievement – earning a Diamond Award on two separate digital songs – is unparalleled, and we congratulate him on forever etching a mark in Gold & Platinum Program history.”
JOHAN HEDBERG “KICKAR GRUS”
”Kickar grus” from the upcoming album ”Paradiset” (you’re right, that’s “The Paradise” in Swedish) is a stunning example of Johan Hedberg’s hard-hearted narration of Stockholm presented in warm, 70’s tingled arrangement with saxophone, flute, choirs, pianos and a melody that feels like it’s always been there to enlighten your summers.
MAPEI NEW SINGLE “CHANGE”
Stockholm-based recording artist Mapei, who achieved both success and critical acclaim with her first single “Don’t Wait,” has announced the release of her highly-anticipated debut album, Hey Hey, on September 23 via Downtown Records. She has also released a new track, “Change,” which premiered this morning on NPR’s All Songs Considered. With its uplifting, positively-politicized message, “Change” finds the Rhode Island-born artist building on the universal themes of love and acceptance introduced on her debut single. “We change with the season,” Mapei says. “Make sure it’s for a good reason.” The club-ready track – along with “Don’t Wait” and the majority of Hey Hey – was produced and co-written by Swedish producer Magnus Lidehall (Katy Perry, Sky Ferreira, Britney Spears). See below for the complete Hey Hey tracklist.
WIRE: BOYTOY PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “SHALLOW TOWN”
Featuring Saara Untracht Oakner and Glenn Van Dyke on vocals & guitar, with Matty Beans on drums, BOYTOY have been perofrming regularly in New York City in 2014, including an April residency at Niagara and jam-packed release show last month at Baby’s All Right. They will perform this Friday at the Studio @ Webster Hall and Saturday as part of the PaperCup Music showcase at The Grand Victory, for Northside Festival. Los Angeles dates are in the works for late July/early August.
WIRE: SHEER TERROR PREMIERES NEW SONG ON LAMBGOAT
The illustrious Reverend Paul Bearer, along with the new and improved lineup of Mike Delorenzo (guitar), Jason Carter (bass), and Anthony Corallo (drums) are back as Sheer Terror and are gearing up to release their new album Standing Up For Falling Down on July 15th from Reaper Records. Listen to the new track, “Love You Like A Leper” now on Lambgoat.com.
WIRE: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS’ NEW LYRIC VIDEO”I AM, I AM”
Hard rock and metal fans across the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of Kobra And The Lotus’ new lyric video for “I Am, I Am” on DecibelMagazine.com. The track is taken from the explosive hard rockers’ forthcoming studio album, HIGH PRIESTESS, due out in North America on June 24th via Titan Music.
STREAM MODA BLACK VOL. III HERE
Moda Black has achieved a lot since launching in 2011. From their inaugural Moda Black album selling over 20,000 units, to helping launch the careers of numerous new wave producers, to bagging iTunes Electronic Album of the Year, to their recently launched Little Black Book and Futurists projects. This is a truly modern imprint with huge ambition.