NEW SINGLE BY GENE THE SOUTHERN CHILD
From a small town called Florence, Alabama, Gene the Southern Child has been quietly releasing music under the radar for years. Florence is part of an area known as “The Shoals,” which houses the legendary FAME Recording Studios and is also the hometown of W.C. Handy “The Father of Blues.” Hailing from this rich musical history, Gene’s unique style is smooth Southern hip-hop, incorporating poetry, blues, and soul. His is a fresh perspective in what is an often redundant niche.
WIRE: GEMMA RAY HEAR “SHAKE BABY SHAKE” NOW VIA MOJO
Berlin-based, British-born singer Gemma Ray will release her new album Milk For Your Motors in the US on August 26, 2014 via her own label Bronzerat Records. A first taste of the album debuted online today in the form of track “Shake Baby Shake,” which can now be streamed and downloaded here:
WIRE: LISTEN TO A NEW TEST OF TIME SONG ON GLUE HC
Listen to Test of Time’s new track, “Contingency”, exclusively on GlueHC.com now. This song appears on the band’s first proper full-length, By Design, which will be available on July 22nd from Bridge Nine Records and is available for pre-order now from B9Store.com.
TO THE WIND PREMIERE NEW SONG “TRAPPED”
To The Wind has premiered a new song titled “Trapped” from their upcoming album Block Out The Sun & Sleep here. Pre-orders for Block Out The Sun & Sleep are also now available where fans can hear the new song. Block Out The Sun & Sleep will be available everywhere July 22nd on Pure Noise Records. To The Wind will also be playing this summer’s Vans Warped Tour from July 15th through August 3rd.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY ANDREA VARADY
Verve Records is excited to release the self-titled U.S. debut of new guitar phenom Andreas Varady on Tuesday, August 5. A rising European star and musical hero, Varady plays with incredible finesse and confidence; his age, 16, makes his approach downright startling.
In anticipation of Varady’s debut, four-songs from the album will be released as a digital-only EP called Come Together on Tuesday, June 17. GuitarWorld.com premieres the track “Swing 42” here.
WIRE: OH NO & SMOOVTH NEW SINGLE
Producer M.W.P. brings Oxnard, California and Hempstead, New York together on “Blood Diamonds.” Gangrene’s Oh No and The Winners crew member SmooVth trade verses on the track that will appear on the Denmark native’s forthcoming album New Horizon.
Allhiphop.com Premiere link:
WIRE: MASTODON TAKES BITCOIN & NEW VIDEO
The world’s leading bitcoin payment processor, BitPay, announced a partnership with Reprise Records’ artist, Mastodon, making them the first major label band to accept bitcoin through BitPay. Mastodon’s new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, is scheduled for release on June 24th and will be available at mastodonrocks.com/bitcoin.
Mastodon is one of the most successful hard rock bands of the past decade, both critically and commercially. The band is well-known for its innovative sound and style, making them a perfect candidate for the bitcoin community.
MATTHEW SWEET SUMMER TOUR
ith a career that stretches back to the mid-’80s, Matthew Sweet has never followed trends, though his landmark 1991 album Girlfriend was responsible for starting one — its bone-dry, caterwauling sonics opening up a wild and picturesque new terrain for restless singer/songwriters to inhabit and explore. Following up with the heavy pop releases Altered Beast and 100% Fun, Sweet cemented his place as a wry, intelligent lyricist who could meld catchy, melodic pop with a driving, guitar-heavy sound. Now working on his first studio album in three years, Sweet will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project sometime this month; more info to come soon. He’s also heading out on the road for over three weeks of US tour dates taking him down the East Coast and through the Midwest (scroll down for complete dates). Fellow ’80s pop songwriter Tommy Keene will be the support act for the first 10 shows including NYC and DC.
WIRE: MOUNT SHARP NEW SINGLE ON CMJ
Check out Brooklyn-based fuzzcore rockers, Mount Sharp, and their new single “Icarus” on CMJ. The brand new single is the first release from their forthcoming EP, Weird Fears, which drops this August.
WIRE: TRUMMORS STREAMING UPCOMING FULL-LENGTH
Ernest Jenning Record Co. is proud to share a stream of Trummors’ upcoming full-length Moorish Highway via New York Times. Moorish Highway will see a release on June 17, 2014.
WIRE: INVISIBLE FAMILIARS SIGN TO OTHER MUSIC RECORDING CO. + “CLEVER DEVIL”
Invisible Familiars has signed to the Other Music Recording Co. who will release the “Clever Devil” b/w “Digger’s Invitation” 7″ single on June 24 before a full-length album this fall. The band has premiered the A-side, “Clever Devil,” today via Stereogum and will celebrate the single release in New York, July 5 at Baby’s All Right. “Clever Devil” is all at once snaky and vivid, with singer/songwriter Jared Samuel’s acoustic guitar and mysterious, breathy melodies accented by little bursts of electronics and a guest spot from Stuart Bogie (Antibalas) on saxophone.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO ZEDS DEAD “LOST YOU”
Zeds Dead have released their trippy video for “Lost You” feat Twin Shadow and D’Angelo Lacy. Directed by Grandson & Son, the clip is a colorful and oozing journey through agonizing heartbreak. Zeds Dead’s new EP Somewhere Else is out July 1st on Mad Decent.
DIET POST AUGUST DATES
New York indie rockers Diet, whosaw their self-titled EP reissued on Imminence Records last month, have just announced that they will be touring this August on The Quest For Honey Mustard Tour with Secoué. Diet will be touring off their reissued EP and promoting their forthcoming Palindrome EP that will be released close to the tour while Secoué is fresh off a run of Canadian dates with Rosewater and Storyteller. The tour begins August 7th in Montclair, NJ before ending August 16th in Watchung, NJ.
August 7th – The Batcave – Montclair, NJ
August 8th – The Pink Room – Staten Island, NY
August 9th – The Bubble Bowl – New Britain, CT
August 11th – allaboutrecords – Taunton, MA
August 14th – The Living Room – Stroudsburg, PA
August 15th – Rosa’s Cantina – Philadelphia, PA
August 16th – Blackburn Hall – Watchung, NJ
GALLOWS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 30TH
June 30th will see the welcome return of one of the most notorious and thrilling punk bands to ever come out of the UK. Returning with a new single, “Chains” (which was recently showcased as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on BBC Radio One), and a myriad of live performances throughout July in the UK, Gallows are coiled and sprung and ready to detonate once again.
“It’s been a quite year so far for us all as we’ve been busy on new adventures and projects, but when we got together in February it was shocking how quickly ideas were flowing”, explains guitarist Laurent Barnard.
WIRE: MAXI PRIEST COVERS JOHN MAYER “GRAVITY”
With over 15 million albums sold worldwide, a No. 1 U.S. Billboard hit and a Grammy nomination, the most successful solo act in British reggae history Maxi Priest returns after almost 10 years with his brand new studio album Easy To Love (VP Records) available July 8, 2014.
Wall Street Journal exclusively premieres Maxi Priest’s reggae-inspired rendition of pop icon John Mayer’s “Gravity.”
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY PATRICK SWEANY
Nashville-based blues-rocker Patrick Sweany is once again gearing up to hit the road for a summer tour, including appearances at the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.
Today, Paste Magazine premiered the video for “Every Night Every Day” from his critically acclaimed album Close To The Floor. “‘Every Night Every Day’ is, for lack of a better word, the darkest thing I’ve released,” said Sweany. “I really wanted to push the vocal and unison guitar to the raunchiest point I physically could, to vent the frustration reflected in the lyrics. I feel like the moody, noir-ish look of the video captures that.”
SYLVAN ESSO ANNOUNCES FALL HEADLINING TOUR
Sylvan Esso is excited to announce their first-ever US headlining tour, kicking off in Asheville on August 14th, and culminating with a sold-out date at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on September 12th. Sylvan Esso’s self-titled debut was released on May 13th, entering the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #38, and continues to sell at a steady pace.
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY THE TINS
Buffalo, New York trio The Tins are gearing up for the release of their latest EP, Young Blame, on July 29, and today the band unleashed an eccentric new video for the first single “They Aren’t Evil” via Impose. Young Blame explores themes of movement: “moving forward, moving on, moving into the unknown, regardless of the consequences”. Drummer Muntner explains, “Young Blame takes what we have learned from our earlier recordings and refines the best parts, putting a greater emphasis on the vocals, the interplay between band members, the combination of electronic and organic elements, and the dynamics throughout each song.”
ILL NIÑO NEW ALBUM TITLE & SINGLE
Back and better than ever, ILL NIÑO have returned with their third album on Victory Records, Till Death, La Familia. Set for release on July 22nd, Till Death, La Familia is an 11-track collection of ILL NIÑO’s most daring, Latin-infused heavy metal songs to date. Produced by Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, Fuel, Cradle Of Filth), co-produced by Dave Chavarri and ILL NIÑO, and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Sepultura), this album is everything fans have come to expect and much more.
Drummer, Chavarri, comments, “ILL NIÑO’s Till Death, La Familia is by far the most modern, brutal, and memorable release since our debut release Revolution, Revolución.”
Listen to the single “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow”
THE GIBSON AP MUSIC AWARDS
As ticket sales continue to climb, organizers of the Gibson AP Music Awards fueled by Monster Energy Drink have unveiled the latest batch of additions to its already stacked bill. Two-time AP cover stars Sleeping With Sirens will perform at the APMAs, making it their only North American live performance all summer. Attendees can also look forward to special appearances from Ice-T & Coco, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Memphis May Fire, Motionless In White and I See Stars. On top of all that, Automatic Loveletter frontwoman and The Voice season two runner-up Juliet Simms will co-host the red carpet pre-show alongside a very special surprise guest to be announced soon.
This special one-night event on July 21, 2014, held at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum at North Coast Harbor in AP’s hometown of Cleveland, will be broadcast live on AXS TV, and will feature performances from Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, the Misfits, A Day To Remember, All Time Low, Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, Asking Alexandria, twenty one pilots, Sleeping With Sirens and more to be announced, including some surprises.
Tickets are on sale now for $69.99 and can be purchased online at www.altpress.com/apmas
JESSE McCARTNEY TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Jesse McCartney has announced the release date of July 22nd for his upcoming studio album
“In Technicolor,” which is also available starting today for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and JesseMac.com, through his own Eight0Eight Records, in partnership with INgrooves Music Group and their artist services division INresidence.
GROUPLOVE EMBARKS ON THE HONDA CIVIC TOUR
Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording artists Grouplove have announced plans to co-headline this summer’s Honda Civic Tour. The cross-country trek pairs the LA-based band with Atlantic labelmates Portugal.The Man, and kicks off on August 10th at Seattle’s Marymoor Park. Tour highlights include stops at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles (August 15) , Red Rocks in Denver (August 21) , Central Park Summerstage in New York City (September 16). Tokyo Police Club and Typhoon are supporting on various dates (full itinerary below). Tickets go on sale on June 20. For more information, please visit www.grouplovemusic.com/tour.
AKELDAMA SIGNS RECORD DEAL
The Rogue Records America roster just keeps growing with amazing talent! Tampa, FL six-piece progressive metal band AKELDAMA has signed a two-record distribution deal with Rogue Records America.
AKELDAMA announces their relationship with Rogue Records America by releasing their re-mastered and remixed three-song EP, simply titled Akeldama for free to anyone who wants it. The band has also become involved with PROJECT ROGUE-TITANS with the recent recruitment of both singers Andrew Zink and Connor Reibling.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY RETRO
“Resist” crashes onto your ears like a film score for an epic movie. Angelic choruses, booming bass drums, and a heavy string section fill out this monumental track, while RETRO’s tenacious rapping rounds out the texture. “Do it big like the muthafuckin’ lips on Hova,” he raps comically, later showcasing a knack for exceptional wordplay, spitting, “rocket astronomist, your chick anonymous, I cannot swallow this pride/I’m growin’ some wings, I’m talkin’ weird things, I’m having some talks with God.”
Check out the Earmilk premiere:
VOLBEAT HONORED WITH ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Volbeat has been acknowledged as the sole artist to win multiple categories in Noisecreep’s inaugural fan determined “Creepies” polling. The Danish quartet was awarded both Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES. Volbeat’s Michael Paulson shares, “It is an honor to be acknowledged by Noisecreep for both Album of the Year and Artist of the Year. The fact that the Creepies are determined by those that fill the venues, buy our records, and support rock music, makes this very meaningful to the band. Thank you to each and every fan who took the time to cast a vote.”
Volbeat is currently touring Europe, where they will take the stage to perform for hundreds of thousands of fans over the Summer. This Fall, they join co-headliner Five Finger Death Punch for a North American run that begins on September 16th at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, UT. HELLYEAH will be direct support with Nothing More opening for the Fall.
ZACH CARUSO CD RELEASE PART IN ST PETERSBURG, FL
The Hideaway Café & Recording Studio will present Zach Caruso’s “Might Be The Rain” CD Release Show at The Hideaway Café on Saturday at 7pm, with special guest Michael J. Weiss. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Admission is $10 and includes a complimentary copy of Caruso’s new album.
St. Petersburg blues rocker Zach Caruso will perform at the CD Release Show, to celebrate the June 14 release of his fourth album, “Might Be The Rain,” a sizzling set of eight high-impact blues-influenced rock tracks. Several of which, Caruso admits are craftily worded get-backs aimed at the women in his life who claimed they loved him, then done him wrong. Show details, and an advance copy of the CD’s first single, Nobody Knows My Name, are available at www.ZachCaruso.com.
Zach Caruso “Might Be The Rain” CD Release Show
With Special Guest Michael J. Weiss
Saturday, June 14 – The Hideaway Café (727-644-7895)
1756 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Doors Open 6:00 PM
Music Starts 7:00 PM
Show Starts 8:00 PM
Admission: $10 – Ticket includes a complimentary copy of the new “Might Be The Rain” album
Purchase tickets in advance: https://squareup.com/market/hideaway-cafe/zach-caruso-cd-release
NEW LYRIC VIDEO BY DEATHSTARS
Only one more week to go, until the new DEATHSTARS record The Perfect Cult will hit the stores. Today the Swedish Industrial rockers release a lyric video to the opening track ‘Explode’, which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu4FYCzQ4mc
MARYANN NEW SINGLE FEAT DEVIN THE DUDE
Here is this new song we released yesterday from Maryann’s “Futuristic Always” album that dropped last month. The album features Guilty Simpson, Devin the Dude, and her label mates Chuuwee & Takticz. This song is an RnB/Hip Hop smoke track with a clever concept of making someone choose between the dank or their relationship.
KING OF PRUSSIA RELEASES ‘ACTUARY’ VIDEO
King of Prussia releases their new video ‘Actuary’ off their album Zonian Girls…And The Echoes That Surround Us All on Minty Fresh. The video directed by Diego Suárez and shot in Barcelona leads us into the life of an actuary and his attempt to escape his mundane routine.
WIRE: THE NATIVE SIBLING NEW VIDEO
The Native Sibling has just unleashed their gorgeous new video for “Here With Me,” via The Huffington Post. The stunning black and white piece is as haunting as it is beautiful, evoking the very spirit of the song. “Here With Me,” is the newest single from the Santa Cruz brother-sister duo of Ryan and Kaylee Williams. The track is from their highly anticipated upcoming release, Letters Kept to Ourselves, due out June 24.
DEBUT SINGLE FROM MINTY BURNS
First single, “Do Whatever I Wanna,” from Minty Burns forthcoming project, The Golden Ticket, which drops this summer and will include features from Rockie Fresh, Trademark Da Skydiver and production from Chase N. Cashe, Wondagurl, Arthur Mcarthur, Rich Kidd and more.
Link to Minty Burns “Do Whatever I Wanna” (produced by Pops):
NEW SINGLE & LABEL BY STARKILLERS
Nick Terranova, better known as Starkillers, has long been championing his distinctive sound and constantly diversifying with his collaborations, original productions and remixes over the last eight years. His sound is designed for maximum impact on the dance floor and his potent blend of electro house groove and sharp trance-laced breakdowns have seen his records signed and released by some of dance music’s most notable labels, including Dim Mak, Ultra, Doorn and Spinnin’.
Stream ‘Silence’ here: http://bit.ly/1ikqCTj
GET FUNKY WITH CHROMEO IN CENTRAL PARK
Riding high through the release of one of 2014’s most anticipated albums, White Women, and a whirlwind tour across North America and Europe (including main stage performances at the likes of Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and more), Chromeo will close out the summer, one set to be dominated by their anthemic “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”, with a headlining performance at Central Park Summer Stage on Friday, September 12th.
THE MOJO GURUS SIGN TO RED RIVER ENTERTAINMENT + ALBUM PREVIEW VIDEO
Red River Entertainment announced today, the signing of The Mojo Gurus (http://www.mojogurus.com) and will release the group’s new CD, Who Asked Ya?, in Fall 2014. Red River Entertainment is distributed by Sony/RED and was founded by Bob Frank who was the former President of Koch Records / E1 Music during their 10 year run as the number one independent record label in the U.S.
The Mojo Gurus have released three critically acclaimed albums through E1 Music, worked with Grammy Award winning producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith), played with the likes of Joe Perry, Johnny Winter, Blackberry Smoke, David Allan Coe and built their reputation on their live performances. Based in Tampa Bay, FL., The Mojo Gurus are Kevin Steele on lead vocals and harmonica, Doc Lovett on guitar and vocals, Vinnie Granese on bass and vocals and Sean Doyle on drums and vocals.
Watch The Mojo Gurus Who Asked Ya? album promo video here: http://vimeo.com/36489854
NEW VIDEO BY ARIANO
Ariano releases new video “When You Can’t Come Home” off his upcoming singer/song writer Ep “Sad Songs Make Me Happy” out this summer on Camobear Records.
The new video directed by Luke Schaefer “When You Can’t Come Home” is an acoustic song written by Ariano with long time collaborator DJ Lobsta of Technicali Sound. The song showcases Ariano’s song writing and soulful singing while touching on the subject of overcoming obstacles and starting over with a new sound & perspective on life.
WIRE: CHRIS MALINCHAK’S BRAND NEW SINGLE “STRANGER” FEATURING MIKKY EKKO
Chris Malinchak’s new single “Stranger” featuring Mikky Ekko will receive an official U.S. release on July 8, 2014 through Ultra Music/Sony Music UK/RCA Records. Premiered by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong as Malinchak’s third “Essential New Tune” and added to SiriusXM’s BPM channel this week, “Stranger” marks a distinct new sound for the talented New Jersey songwriter/composer/producer/musician, combining a dizzying contemporary take on soulful funk and glitter ball disco along with a stunning vocal from Grammy-nominated RCA recording artist Mikky Ekko.
Listen here: http://youtu.be/iqG1fDK4fO0
WIRE: PASSENGER PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR “SCARE AWAY THE DARK”
Passenger’s anticipated new album Whispers is out worldwide now, and to celebrate, the UK troubadour unveiled a new video for North American lead single “Scare Away The Dark.” The video premiered on VH1.com earlier this week, and will see its broadcast debut this Saturday, June 14 on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown. Upon its June 10 release, Whispers reached #3 and remains in the top 10 on the iTunes Top Albums chart and #1 on the Singer/Songwriter chart.
WIRE: MEDESKI SCOFIELD MARTIN & WOOD “SHAM TIME”
The ever-evolving, genre-defying collaboration between influential trio Medeski Martin & Wood and maverick guitarist John Scofield continues to flourish. Since first convening nearly 17 years ago, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood’s kinship both onstage and off has fostered an escalating degree of musical interplay, exquisitely captured on Juice—their third studio effort and fourth album overall, available September 16, 2014, via MMW’s Indirecto Records imprint.
ADAM BONES VIDEO “NEW LANDS”
Originally a Justice song released in 2012, Adam Bones has added his own rock ‘n’ roll flare to this cover of “New Lands.” The video, shot at Loaded Hollywood, features Adam Bones, Breanna Fields, Tracy Lanbertucci and Rikki Styxx performing live at one of their action packed shows.
PARA ONE RELEASES “YOU TOO” MUSIC VIDEO
“You Too” is French producer Para One’s (Jean-Baptiste de Laubier) second take on modern house hit “Too” from his 2012 album Passion. Amped up with lots more foxy fierce vibes, this refurbed track for upcoming album “Club,” out July 15th via Big Beat Records in the US, will make you dance forever (you’ve been warned). Grab your acid wash and your bucket hat, because the music video is like a rad 90s Parisian Soul Train party, punctuated with a perfect Sam Weir dance-break.
WATCH THE SINGLE, “YOU TOO”:
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY HALEY BONAR ON ROOKIE
Rookie has premiered the new Haley Bonar video for “Kill The Fun” from her fifth full length record, Last War, out now Graveface. Head to the Rookie site to check out and exclusive interview with Haley and watch the video which was directed by Will Keeler.