FLOSSTRADAMUS FEAT WAKA FLOCKA “TTU”
Check out the new track from Flosstradamus “TTU (Too Turnt Up)” Ft. Waka Flocka out today via Ultra Music. The collaboration, spawned from an interview Flosstradamus came across where Waka mentioned wanting to work with them, is featured in the upcoming 22 Jump Street film. You can see Flosstradamus live all summer long on select Mad Decent Block Parties.
BEARTOOTH DEBUT ALBUM DISGUSTING OUT TODAY VIA RED BULL RECORDS
Columbus, OH hardcore outfit Beartooth has released their debut full length album Disgusting today via Red Bull Records. Watch the video for new song “Beaten In Lips” here:
Written, performed, produced and mixed by 21 year-old Caleb Shomo, Disgusting shares equal inspiration with brutal metalcore as with old-school punk like The Ramones and the bombastic theatricality of Queen. The end result is a back-to-basics hardcore stomp interspersed with anthemic choruses that prompted Alternative Press to name Beartooth one of their ‘Bands You Need to Know in 2014’ and feature Caleb on their July issue cover.
DESSA SINGLE “FIGHTING FISH”
Almost one year after the release of her critically acclaimed album Parts of Speech, Dessa is releasing a remix EP featuring new takes from a number of talented artists including Doomtree cohorts Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, as part of COMMITTEE (Lazerbeak x Ryan Olson), as well as Budo, Grant Cutler, among others. The first single, “Fighting Fish” comes remixed by The Hood Internet and is available as an instant grat track if pre-ordered from iTunes.
CHRISTIAN B, AKA S.A.F MAKES US “FEEL THIS WAY”
Remixer, producer & radio host, Christian has been at the forefront of America’s electronic dance music movement and a champion of the west coast electronic dance music scene long before the word ‘EDM’ became mainstream. In fact he was a host and DJ at the first U.S. terrestrial electronic tech dance radio station; Mars FM, followed by Groove Radio and then KIIS FM LA with his mix show, Full Frequency also the name of his new pod. More often then not, Christian could be found spinning records at a cool house party, or in the studio perfecting his production skills, then out promoting his own music.
WIRE: THE BLACK ANGELS ANNOUNCE NEW RELEASE
The Black Angels are excited to announce the official release of their new offering Clear Lake Forest, due July 22, 2014 via Blue Horizon. Clear Lake Forest cut “Diamond Eyes” premiered via Consequence of Sound, who called it a “highly refined slice of blues-meets-psych-rock, with singer Alex Maas delivering his sun-baked croon over swirls of hazy feedback and guitars that zig-zag like rainbow-colored basilisks.”
KERRY WASHINGTON AND ROBIN THICKE ADDED TO STELLAR LINE-UP FOR THE “BET AWARDS”
BET Networks continues to add some of the biggest names in entertainment to their lineup of presenters and performers for the “BET Awards.” Actress, Kerry Washington will make her first, much anticipated TV appearance at this year’s festivities and singer Robin Thicke will perform a new single sure to entertain the crowd.
Pharrell Williams, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and Lionel Richie are among the names set to perform on this year’s show.
Emmy and Grammy® Award winning comedian Chris Rock will host the “BET Awards,” live on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8pm ET on BET from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA. The “BET Awards” will premiere internationally on BET’s international network on July 1st, 2014 at 8:00pm GMT (Check local listings).
ILL BLU VIDEO “FALL OUT”
Having announced their signing to Island Records and their debut single ‘Blu Magic’ featuring the vocal talents of Baltimore’s Max Marshall, iLL BLU announce their second single, ‘Fall Out’ ft. Jake Isaac. The single will be released on 30th June as part of iLL BLU’s debut EP for Island Records ‘The Blu Magic Project’ EP.
JUSTIN TOWNE EARLE ANNOUNCES ‘SINGLE MOTHERS’
After two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back and pleased to announce his fifth studio album (and first ever on Vagrant Records). Entitled Single Mothers, the record will be released nationwide on September 9 th, 2014 and Justin will be on the road in the US throughout September and early October to support. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Single Mothers is comprised of ten tracks that showcase exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana. As a recently married, sober man JTE writes from a point of maturity and content we’ve not seen before on past records. “One day I just realized it’s not cool to die young, and it’s even less cool to die after 30,” Justin laughs as he reflects on a life past and his new found clarity. What he’s created is an album that’s raw, honest and personal in a way he hasn’t touched upon since his debut EP, Yuma.
WIRE: OLD MONK PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “MAGES”
Old Monk spent 2013 writing and recording Posing As Love, releasing four singles, May through November, featured on the record, along with 8-bit videos created by singer/guitarist Joshua Carrafa, while performing in New York City regularly and touring the northeast. Posing As Love refines Old Monk’s power-pop meets prog-rock sensibilities, creating a record that is both infectious and obtuse at the same time, much the same as love itself.
WIRE: SINNER SINNERS COLLAB WITHB JESSE HUGHES
Breakout Los Angeles rock n’ roll outfit SINNER SINNERS and Jesse Hughes of renowned California rock band Eagles of Death Metal recently teamed to perform a cover of the EODM track “I Want You So Hard” for a live performance music video. “I Want You So Hard” was the first single released from the EODM record Death By Sexy. SINNER SINNERS and Jesse have been friends, neighbors, and studio-sharers for a good while now – but one night, a random jam session turned into a bright idea.
Take a trip over to PunkNews.org to watch the video now at this link:
WIRE: GUY BLAKESLEY ON LA WEEKLY
Guy Blakeslee (The Entrance Band) delivers his first solo album in ten years today via Everloving Records. Produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah, Yeah Yeahs), Ophelia Slowly takes a step back from the dense rock sound his LA-based neo-psychedelic trio is known for, delving instead into a sparse, spooky dreamscape where drum loops, synthesizers, and the occasional acoustic guitar frame his always haunting vocal delivery. Recorded in New York in the fall of 2013, the album focuses on Blakeslee’s recent descent; wrestling with demons and angels alike, he has come through it victoriously, expressing the hopeful message of a modern day spiritual.
WIRE: NEW LYRIC VIDEO FROM RISE AGAINST
Rise Against have 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 beginning today.
You can watch the band’s lyric video for “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” here:
MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE FESTIVAL
Katherine Jackson is proud to announce The 5th Annual Michael Jackson “King of Pop” Tribute Festival of the Arts. This celebration will take place in Gary, Indiana on August 28th, 29th and 30th 2014 at 2300 Jackson St; the birth home of Michael Jackson, the festival village will encompass the entire Roosevelt high school campus.
This year’s tribute festival is different from previous years. The theme is “Art for Life” and we will be showcasing undiscovered talent; in a celebration of the Jackson 5 breakout success from their humble beginnings in Gary.
The outdoor tribute festival is free to the public and will begin with the opening ceremony conducted by Gary, Indiana City officials and a tribute to Michael Jackson by the Roosevelt High School marching band. The 3 day fun filled weekend will include a kids pavilion, food and beverage vendors, arts and craft vendors, a classic antique car show, dance competition, exhibitions, live performances by local and national artists and much more. On Saturday, August 30th, the final day of the tribute; there will be an award ceremony, and a national recording group will perform a tribute to the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson. The tribute will end with a spectacular fireworks show. Famous musicians, celebrities and guest speakers are invited to attend, so you might just meet your favorite star in Gary, Indiana. Come join the fun.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY DEE GOODZ
Above all else, Family, Friends, Money is real music from a regular person’s perspective; it address the woes of hustling, gun laws, violence, safe sex, self love and the difficulties of being a single parent. “I give people “recap raps,” quips Dee, “I am showing them the way, or simply recalling my own. I am confident that my story will connect with others who are going thru the same everyday struggle. At the end of the day, this is just the first chapter and like you–my story has undeniably just begun!”
Link to Allhiphop.com Premiere:
BEN FIELDS TO BE FEATURED IN UPCOMING EPISODE OF ABC’s HIT ROMANCE REALITY SERIES THE BACHELORETTE
Ben Fields will be featured on an upcoming episode of The Bachelorette. The episode will feature Fields performing his hit “Extraordinary Light” during a one-on-one date with one lucky suitor and the newest Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman. The episode is scheduled to air Monday, June 16, 2014, at 8/7c on ABC.
Andi Dorfman, 27, a beautiful and successful woman, has it all at first glance — a loving family, great friends and even her dream job. But she realized there was something missing, so she put her busy life on hold last September to try and find love on The Bachelor. She thought she had found her match in Juan Pablo, but in the end it was not meant to be, and Andi walked away. She did not, however, walk away from love or let that experience stop her desire to find her perfect soul mate. Follow Andi’s search for her soul mate in the 10th edition of The Bachelorette Mondays (8:00–10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC.
O.A.R. ON THE TODAY SHOW
Rock band O.A.R. is having quite a month. June isn’t even half over and O.A.R has already been the house band for the entire hour on the “Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda” on June 3rd including a performance of their single “Peace” accompanied by the Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School of East Harlem. Later that week, the band visited with the famed Staten Island elementary school chorus at PS 22 in a rendition of “Peace.” The single is a bonafide hit at HAC and Triple A radio charts and they have a massive national concert tour kicking off this Thursday, June 12th with Phillip Phillips. To cap off an incredible month, the band’s new album, The Rockville LP, which is being heralded as O.A.R.’s best work in years, is available today.
Watch “The Today Show” performance here:
SARAH JAFFE TOUR WITH THE POLYPHONIC SPREE
A few short weeks ago, 28-year-old Texas native Sarah Jaffe announced the August 19th release of her third full-length studio album – Don’t Disconnect – via Kirtland Records. On the heels of that news, Jaffe is announcing summer tour dates with choral symphonic rock band The Polyphonic Spree. The high profile main support slot is just one of many for Jaffe who has previously shared the stage with Chelsea Wolfe, Norah Jones, Lou Barlow, Blitzen Trapper, New Multitudes, David Gray and Midlake among others. All confirmed dates with The Polyphonic Spree are west of the Mississippi with fall US tour plans in the works that has Jaffe visiting the Midwest and East Coast.
NEW SINGLE POSTED BY RIFF RAFF
Check out the new RiFF RAFF track “TiP TOE WiNG iN MY JAWWWDiNZ” (prod. by Top Secret Productions) out today as an instant download with the pre-order of the NEON iCON LP dropping June 24th via Mad Decent. All pre-orders will also receive “KOKAYNE”, “AQUABERRY DOLPHiN (feat. MAC MiLLER)”, “HOW TO BE THE MAN”, and “HOW TO BE THE MAN (HOUSTON REMiX feat. SLiM THUG & PAUL WALL)” as instant downloads.
Stream “TiP TOE WiNG iN MY JAWWWDiNZ”:
WIRE: WILD CUB COVERS BEYONCE’S “CRAZY IN LOVE”
Wild Cub covered Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” for The AV Club’s video series ‘Undercover’ and the Nashville-based band’s rendition of the hit single can now be seen and shared here: http://www.avclub.com/video/wild-cub-covers-beyonce-205561.
WIRE: ALBUM STREAM BY MATTEAH BAIM
Falling Theater is the third solo album from Matteah Baim. The new album features eight new Baim originals and was recorded and mixed by Eric Gorman at his studio in Brooklyn with arrangements by Maxim Moston. Special guests include Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons and James Richardson of MGMT. Falling Theater is being released June 17 on Dream Drive Records, distributed by Kobalt Music. I’m hoping you might consider covering via feature or album review. Pitchfork is currently premiering the album stream:
DIANA WARNER PARTNERS WITH STYX ON JEWELRY LINE
Fashion designer Diana Warner (www.dianawarnerstudio.com) has partnered with legendary rock band STYX to support Rock to the Rescue (R2R, www.rocktotherescue.net) with a brand new jewelry collection.
Rock To The Rescue is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit founded in 2002 by STYX and REO Speedwagon to help victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Playing a series of benefit concerts that included friends such as Bad Company, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kansas and others, Rock to the Rescue was an effort that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the support of families who had lost loved ones to the 9/11 tragedy. Realizing the power of these efforts, STYX and REO went on to play shows to benefit additional causes such as music education for children, and continued to engage in charitable giving in communities around the country.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY SONIC SYNDICATE
Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse SONIC SYNDICATE have released the official music video for the second single, ‘Before You Finally Break’, off the band’s upcoming self-titled, fifth album.
The clip was shot by renowned director Patric Ullaeus (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, uvm) and features SOILWORK singer Björn ‘Speed’ Strid on guest vocals. Check it out at http://smarturl.it/SoSyBYFB
BORGORE POSTS “RATCHET”
Out Tuesday, July 8 on Dim Mak, Borgore unleashes his debut artist album #NEWGOREORDER, a halfway tongue-in-cheek manifesto on everything from furry boots, political corruption, fake producers, the never-ending search for knowledge and the frustrating lack of cell phone service at festivals. The album’s production sets a new bar for EDM-inspired trap, with twelve tracks of pure sonic innovation by a lyrically unapologetic Borgore.
KIWI TIME POST “BUTTERFLY”
San Francisco-based, Belarusian-born alt rock group, KiWi TIME, have just announced they will be releasing their much anticipated new EP, It’s…KiWi TIME, on July 1st. The EP features five standout tracks of dance-infused alt rock that showcase the band’s knack for melody, and above all, their closely knit bond with one another. “The band is like my family,” says KiWi TIME vocalist Anna Makovchik, “the band actually is my family.” Anna continues, “The band is like a puzzle of four pieces that fit together very well.”
The band just premiered the first track off the EP.
Check out “Butterfly” here: https://soundcloud.com/kiwitime/butterfly/s-erXe4
NEW SINGLE BY MWANSA
Mwansa (pronounced: Mmm-one-sa) has returned with a follow up to his critically acclaimed debut single ‘Burn this House’. His sophomore release The Kid has Issues builds on the emotional journey he began with his debut earlier in the year.
Driven by the death of his brother, Mwansa turned to music as a form of catharsis, releasing his first single in January 2014, and creating a groundswell of interest while garnering fans around the globe. One such fan being Grammy nominated and multi-platinum mix engineer Ariel Chobaz who mixed the The Kid has Issues.
NILS LOFGREN WILL ‘FACE THE MUSIC’ AUGUST 5
The stellar work of singer-songwriter-guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nils Lofgren receives a comprehensive retrospective in Face the Music, a definitively annotated nine-CD/one-DVD boxed set that takes in Lofgren’s 45-year solo career, due from Fantasy Records on August 5, 2014.
WIRE: VIAL OF SOUND’S “GOD OSCILLATOR”
Vial Of Sound does not fit into any specific genre. Their songwriting skills combined with a passion for only using vintage analog synthesizers delivers a truly unique artistic output. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, the band, consisting of Josh Gooday and David Owens, traveled to Sun Valley, California to record the new EP entitled “God’s Oscillator” with renowned musicians David Scott Stone and Matt Thornley of LCD Soundsystem. Not only did Thornley and Stone produce, engineer and mix the record but they also laid down some guitar and bass guitar in the song “Myself With You.” Vial Of Sound is on top of their game in their forthcoming release, which is due to be released April 24th on the international label AMDISCS where Com Truise got his start. Phoenix label Gilgongo Records will be putting the album out on vinyl.
NEW VIDEO BY MONGREL
The hardest working band in Boston is showing no signs of slowing down in the wake of the June 3rd release of their Evolution EP. In fact, Mongrel has been working overtime to deliver the aggressive hard rock that this female-fronted band has become famous for; this time unleashing a brand new music video upon the world.
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 NEW ALBUM IN SEPTEMBER
It’s going to feel like the longest summer ever as Last Gang Records / Warner Bros. Records announces that Death From Above 1979’s sophomore album, The Physical World, will be released on September 9, 2014. Ten years after the band’s highly successful debut album, You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine, the band will drop the not so patiently awaited follow up album, produced by D. Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Wolfmother, Oasis) on the heels of their first Toronto festival play in years, when they play Riot Fest on September 6 / 7th.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY HUNDRED WATERS
Hundred Waters have a debuted a fittingly unique video for “Murmurs” from their recent album The Moon Rang Like a Bell. The BANGS directed clip sets an army of construction workers in a most idyllic setting – check it out via Dazed below.
BONNAROO & XBOX TEAM UP
Starting tomorrow, you can experience the magic of the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival from the comfort of your own home via the Bonnaroo app available on Xbox One and Xbox 360. In partnership with Bonnaroo co-producer Superfly Presents, Xbox is the exclusive internet and mobile broadcasting partner for Bonnaroo – home to the first and only interactive destination for Bonnaroo. While the application is available to download on your Xbox tomorrow, the live stream will start on Friday, June 13th at 1:30 p.m. PST.
Wil Mozell, GM, Xbox Entertainment Studios commented, “Xbox is home to the first interactive Bonnaroo festival, providing the unique opportunity for our audience to experience the festival for the first time and with unique access to artists and fans via our new application.”