SPLIT SCREENS NEW SINGLE “THE SINNER”
Jesse Cafiero, a sort of one man band, played all of the instruments on his first album Split Screens EP. To create the more upbeat pop music on Before the Storm he enlisted band members Phil Pristia (guitar), Debbie Neigher (Keys), Kyle Kelly Yahner (percussion) along with Rory O’Connor (Tycho, Com Truise) who was the session drummer for the entire album. Cafiero also invited Geneva Harrison (Bells Atlas) to play vibraphone and Greg Waters (Guy Fox) on baritone and tenor saxophone.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY DENA
As the Northern Hemisphere preps for bathing suit season, Bulgarian-born, Berlin-based rapper / songstress DENA ruminates on when love goes south during the warm months in her latest track “Summer Doesn’t Mean A Thing.”
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY AFTER PARTY
Andreas had just turned thirty-six years old. His hard youth was finally over. The crying in the rain when the girl leaves with somebody else was over. He had just become a father of a son and was living a Swedish family life. He had lost a lot of hair on his head and also some small wrinkles had started to appear. His right ear hearing wasn’t as good as it was before that heavy metal show some years earlier.
WIRE: RAY & REMORA PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR “GOLD SOUNDZ”
Ray & Remora, the electro-pop duo comprised of Dan Crane (Nous Non Plus) and Amanda Walker have debuted the new video for their lovely version of the Pavement classic “Gold Soundz”, which was just premiered by Entertainment Weekly.
THE AMITY AFFLICTION UNVEILS “LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME TOUR”
Roadrunner recording group The Amity Affliction has announced plans for their first-ever North American headline tour. The “Let The Ocean Take Me Tour” begins September 19th at San Diego’s SOMA Sidestage and then travels through late October (see attached itinerary). The Australian metalcore masters will be accompanied by a caravan of special guests, including For The Fallen Dreams, Obey The Brave, Favorite Weapon, Exotype, and Crossfaith. Pre-sale ticket bundles are extremely limited and include an exclusive tour t-shirt and meet-and-greet opportunities – for complete details and ticket information, please see www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.
“After 6 tours of the United States we are stoked to finally embark on our first ever headline over here,” says The Amity Affliction’s Ahren Stringer. “We’re so stoked, we can’t wait!”
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY LOVE CRUSHED VELVET
NYC’s own Love Crushed Velvet has teamed up with AltSounds to exclusively premiere their new video, “Spotlight” today! The track was originally released on Love Crushed Velvet’s compelling EP Delusions in September, mixed by Mark Needham (Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, The Killers). Channeling influences from Joy Division, U2 and The Rolling Stones, Love Crushed Velvet blends alternative, glam and classic rock into a contemporary sound that retains a strong sense of melody and edge.
Watch “Spotlight” on AltSounds, here: http://bit.ly/1ubPmT4
LUNA AURA “RADIO” SINGLE
Phoenix Indie Pop artist LUNA AURA has just released “Radio,” the hypnotizing lead single from her upcoming EP, Luna Aura.
“Radio” is a an indie-pop-dream fused with an infectious beat, and laced with one of Aura’s best hooks. “Radio” showcases Aura’s vocal range as haunting harmonies and trippy synths collide to create an epic pop masterpiece. According to Aura, “Radio,” which she had written and co-produced, is about falling in love too quickly, but refusing to slow down the process.
Listen & Post: Luna Aura “Radio”
GUITAR LEGEND NEAL SCHÖN’S TRACK “SERENITY”
Guitar legend Neal Schön is enjoying great success at Classic Rock radio with his track “Serenity.” “Serenity” is comfortably seated in the Top 5 and has risen as high as #2, alongside such mainstays as Led Zeppelin and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers; the song has been on the charts for 8 weeks. Check out the lyric video here. “Serenity” is taken from Neal Schön’s latest album SO U, a jazz and blues-inspired hard rock studio album featuring Schön, bassist Marco Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline).
NEW ALBUM BY JOY IN AUGUST
Southern California psychedelic savages JOY have signed to Tee Pee Records, the NYC independent label known for releasing landmark albums from acts such as High on Fire, Graveyard, Earthless and Sleep. The fast-rising band will release its new album Under the Spell of Joy on August 19. The follow-up to JOY’s 2012 self-titled debut, Under the Spell of Joy was recorded and mixed by ASTRA guitarist Brian Ellis and features eight smoldering songs that suck the listener into a a surging sea of searing solos and psychedelic swagger.
WIRE: NEW BASSNECTAR SINGLE
Bassnectar has shared a new track off his forthcoming album Noise Vs Beauty, out July 24. “Hold On” featuring TURSI falls on the beautiful spectrum of the album and is full of melody and texture. Check it below.
BAD THINGS EMBARK ON FIRST EVER EUROPEAN TOUR
LA based alt-rock band BAD THINGS, consisting of front man/lead singer Davis LeDuke, bass player Jared Palomar, guitarist Anthony Sanudo, drummer Lena Zawaideh and lead guitarist Shaun White, have announced plans to embark on their first ever European tour opening for multi-platinum selling arena act, Thirty Seconds To Mars. The first tour stop with Bad Things will hit Bucharest, Romania on July 5th and continue through July with stops in Russia and France.
LIFE & DEATH TOUR STARTS JUNE 25TH
Some of hardcore’s heaviest hitters are gearing up to kick off the Life & Death tour on June 25th in Nashville. Headlined by New York’s Backtrack, support bands include Harm’s Way, Expire, Suburban Scum, Downpresser and Iron Mind who are all on the entirety of this U.S. tour. Freedom and Will To Die will split opening duties on the front and back halves of the run. The Life & Death Tour will feature regional guests each week, with Incendiary covering the first week, Turnstile the second, and Bitter End the third week and a half.
MASSIVE ALICE COOPER TOUR
Following the April premiere of Super Duper Alice Cooper at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the subsequent release of the documentary on DVD, Blu-Ray, Deluxe Editions, and digital formats this month via Eagle Rock Entertainment, rock’s greatest showman, Alice Cooper, heads out on a lengthy North American tour.
The summer trek starts with three shows in Michigan June 26-28 before Cooper joins Motley Crue’s final “All Bad Things Must Come To An End” tour as a Very Special Guest on July 2nd, running through late November.
NEW SINGLE BY WTF
WTF is a artist, script writer, song writer, and producer. WTF was born and raised in the city of Chicago, in witch he’s put out numerous project’s on different artist in and around the Chicago city limits, for over the last 15 years.
WTF has a company called, Stoney Canal Enterprise LLC, witch is the mother company for S.C. Entertainment., S.C. Scribbles Publishing, and Hip Rock Entertainment, in witch he plans on releasing his first project under, sense his return to the hip hop game.
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KAN WAKAN “LIKE I NEED YOU” LYRIC VIDEO
We’re excited to share the new lyric video from the orchestral and cinematic LA band: Kan Wakan. The video for their single “Like I Need You” (which is made up of beautiful kaleidoscopic neon images over a desert scene) premiered with BlackBook who said, “jazzy piano, ghostly echoes, distant symphonic instruments and the occasional guitar riff combine to form a perfectly layered, sultry sound reminiscent of the ’60s.“ The band’s debut LP, Moving On, was just released last week via Verve.
WIRE: THE JUNGLE SHARES “RISE” VIA HYPETRAK
Carrying the torch of the funk heroes of the past, Troy Jagan seeks to create a new history of rhythm with his funk-electric hybrid, The Jungle. Taking cues from new age pop contemporaries like Toro y Moi and Miguel, Troy blends an ever changing mix of thick basses, heavy drums, ambient melodies and harmonized vocals that congeal to give an essence of what has
come before and a glimpse at what the future holds for funk.
WIRE: LISTEN TO THE PREMIERE OF SEAN WATKINS NEW SINGLE
During a nine year recording hiatus from his Grammy award winning band Nickel Creek, singer/songwriter/guitarist Sean Watkins released his third solo album Blinders On, teamed up with Switchfoot singer, Jon Foreman, to form the band Fiction Family, as well as co-founded the experimental supergroup Works Progress Administration (WPA). In addition, for the last decade Sean & his sister Sara Watkins (also from Nickel Creek) have hosted a monthly residency at the Hollywood club, Largo, for their popular music show, Watkins Family Hour, which has featured guests such as Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Booker T, Grant Lee Phillips, John C. Reily, among many others.
BUR GUR NEW SINGLE “BUSH”
BUR GUR have officially released their infectious debut single for “Bush,” via IMPOSE Magazine. The California duo of Corbin Clarke and Makin Negahban will release Alligator Cheesecake, later this summer via HABITS’ label, How to Be a Microwave. The sounds of their sonically alluring tones will captivate your ears, one synth note at a time. Acoustic guitars sweep through to bring a whole new vibrancy into the track, which is something BUR GUR is known for. Their knack for brilliant vocal harmonies, carry throughout, adding the perfect Summery tone to the piece.
JANELLE MONÁE PERFORM “HEROES”
K-SHAWN NEW VIDEO “BABY LET’S GO”
Southside Chicago rapper and Abillionaire Inc. co-owner K-Shawn presents the Nalo Duvalle-directed music video for “Baby Let’s Go”, the Ayo-produced single from 808 Dreams, K-Shawn’s new mixtape also produced by Jahlil, Rob Holladay, Chase Davis and Gorilla Boy, with features from Kid Ink, Young Industry, Swaggy B, Sincere, and Lil B Sure, son of R&B legend Al B. Sure, who laces the hook on “Baby”.
WIRE: LECHEROUS GAZE POST “NIGHTS EDGE”
Oakland, California’s LECHEROUS GAZE will release its new album Zeta Reticuli Blues on June 17 via Tee Pee Records. Recorded at Earhammer Studios (High on Fire, Hot Lunch), Zeta Reticuli Blues delivers ten uber-memorable tracks that showcase the sizzling six-string sonics of Graham Clise (also of Witch), the band’s Sabbath-tight rhythm section and the sneering snarl of vocalist Zaryan Zaidi. Zeta Reticuli Blues is the follow-up to LECHEROUS GAZE’s full-length debut, On the Skids, which was hailed as one of the “Best Bay Area Metal Albums of 2012” by SF Weekly.
EELS & STEVE PERRY PUT “LIGHTS” DOWN IN LA
Reclusive ex-Journey vocalist Steve Perry sang “Lights” for the first time in 20 years when he joined EELS onstage at The Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles last night.
Watch it HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3bP03_bYlU
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY ILLUMINATE ME
The five-piece punk/metalcore group Illuminate Me has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new song “West Side Artgoon Craigslist Killa.” This is the shortest track on the album, clocking in at 1:47. The ferocious tune comes at you like a storm with low range growls contributed by The Plot In You vocalist Landon Tewers. He is just one of the guest vocalists that will appear on the bands upcoming debut album I have Become a Corpse (other names include Garrett Rapp of The Color Morale and Jerry Roush of Glasscloud).
ALISSA & BIG DADDY KANE TAKE ON BULLYING
Hip-hop legend Big Daddy Kane and up-and-coming singer Alissa Cavallaro have teamed up for an anti-bullying collaboration they call “Don’t Be Pushed Around” to combat bullying in all forms. The duo held a release party for their single “Journey Isn’t Over” last night (June 11) at New York City’s Bowlmor Chelsea Piers.
The single features the 15-year-old Cavallaro belting out uplifting, anti-bullying lyrics, and Kane dropping an empowering verse toward the end. His positive message includes lines like, “Gotta be another way to put a stop to this/I wanna cock a fist, but I’m like, ‘Not for this.'”
NEW SINGLE BY THAT NOISE POSTED
Cutting their teeth in the So Cal underground house party and Downtown Los Angeles art scenes, That Noise purposefully colors outside the lines and their sonic penmanship is an explosive and stimulating aural antidote for the pop-weary. Continually playing shows and winning over fans one at a time. Together for over 7 years, these misfits are here to make you move. Currently residing in Los Angeles CA.
ERIC PRYDZ VIDEO FOR “LIBERATE”
Ahead of the release of new single ‘Liberate’ on July 27th, a track selected by BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Zane Lowe as his ‘Hottest Record In The World’, Eric Prydz has revealed a stunning official video for fans to share and enjoy.
WIRE: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA PREMIERE “SAILOR’S PRAYER” VIDEO
Roadrunner Records group The Devil Wears Prada have premiered their official music video for their latest single, “Sailor’s Prayer.” The clip – which was directed by Robert Sexton – is available for viewing over at Alternative Press. “Sailor’s Prayer” is taken from The Devil Wears Prada’s fifth studio album, 8:18, which arrived everywhere this past fall. Copies of 8:18 are available via The Devil Wears Prada’s official merch store, www.tdwpstore.com.
WIRE: TV ON THE RADIO’S DAVE SITEK PREMIERES FIRST EVER SOLO TRACK
As a taste of what’s to come the rest of 2014, Pitchfork has exclusively premiered six new cuts from Federal Prism – the buzzworthy indie label helmed by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. The wave of premieres includes songs – as well as a few videos – from Telepathe, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Natasha Kmeto, Genuflex, and Living Days as well as the first ever solo track from Sitek himself. Each song will be available for purchase on iTunes on Tuesday, June 17th.
WIRE: THE VERVE PIPE ALBUM STREAM
After a 13 year hiatus The Verve Pipe return with the independent release of their long-awaited rock album Overboard on June 17. The platinum band, based out of Grand Rapids, have been composing hits such as “Photograph”, “Colorful”, “Never Let You Down” and the #1 single “The Freshmen” since the early ‘90s. Known for their strong melodies, compelling lyrics and emotionally charged performances, Overboard brings a renewed energy and focus to this self-produced album that resulted in the band’s most inspired writing and recording to date, and serves as a reminder that The Verve Pipe remain one of the genres most preeminent alternative bands.
WIRE: AIR DUBAI PREMIERE NEW SINGLE
Air Dubaiand Hopeless Records are excited to premiere the new single “Afterglow (feat. Dia Frampton)” with MTV.com! The track is off the band’s upcoming full-length release, Be Calm, out July 1st, 2014. “Afterglow” features vocals from Dia Frampton of NBC’s wildly popular show, The Voice.
DENZAL PARK FEAT JON HUME ON “ONE WAY HOME”
After a strong showing on the Beatport Progressive House Chart, enigmatic Australian duo Denzal Park’s pulsating new single “One Way Home” featuring Jon Hume (of Evermore fame) gets a full release today on iTunes and other digital retailers.
WIRE: LEMURIA PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO ON NOISEY
Lemuria are excited to premiere their second music video off of their latest album The Distance Is So Big today. Head over to Noisey.com to see the world premiere of the video for “Brilliant Dancer”, directed by Phillip Freedenberg, now.
RADCLYFFE HALL “DARE TO DREAM”
Dark Pop outfit, Radclyffe Hall, is excited to announce the release of their new single “Dare to Dream”, from upcoming Electro R&B EP Extended Play. Set to release in September 2014, the EP is comprised of four tracks and is self-declared as a bold debut for the band.
Radclyffe Hall’s first dark synth fuzz pop single to be released, “Dare to Dream,” is about pursuing dreams, not giving up, and steering away from living a mundane life. “We have this slogan that goes with it, ‘Our hopes, dreams and aspirations are under arrest. Resist!” they said regarding the motto of their latest single.
WIRE: BB GUNS RELEASED “BANG” VIDEO
The image and sound is captured in the headline worthy name; it’s the balance of the hard and soft that defines a great band. Equally masculine and feminine; doting on both the sweet-heart love and sleazy one night stands.
TOP 10 FOODIE CITY: BOSTON, MA
City residents embrace restaurants and take pride in knowing where their food comes from. With this in mind, Livability.com has named Boston a Top 10 Foodie City, 2014. Boston supports local farmers, showcases regional cuisine and provides residents with bountiful opportunities to discover new flavors, textures, cooking techniques and healthy foods.
For this list of cities, editors analyzed data from Esri about how frequently families eat at locally owned restaurants and how much the average resident spends eating out. They also examined the accessibility residents of each city have to healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and quality meat with data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
BOB MOSES AUDIO “GRACE”
Having first formed in Brooklyn in 2012, Canadian production duo Bob Moses – comprised of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance – have recently signed to Domino Records and are releasing ‘First To Cry’ in North America today.
The rising stars of the underground electronic world’s two-track 12” bundle, ‘I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry’ and ‘Grace,’ is now available for digital purchase
NEW SINGLE BY MORRISSEY
“The Bullfighter Dies” is the fourth offering from Morrissey’s upcoming LP, World Peace Is None Of Your Business. The spoken word companion video was filmed in the legendary Capitol Studios by director Natalie Johns. Released in anticipation for the new album, The Bullfighter Dies is the fourth and final spoken word performance film in the series.
WIZ KHALIFA AND RAW® ROLLING PAPERS JOIN FORCES
Multi-platinum selling, award-winning rapper Wiz Khalifa has partnered with RAW® Rolling Papers to develop a unique collection of smoking accessories that will offer quality and innovative products smokers have long deserved. With the introduction of its acclaimed line of natural unrefined rolling papers and smoking products in 2001, RAW® brought excitement and unheard-of progress to the smoking industry.
New products using Wiz signature packaging, including Rolling Papers, Tips, and Trays are set to hit shelves next week with a second roll-out coming this summer. The products will be available online at the following retailers: www.RollingPaperWarehouse.com and www.RollingPaperDepot.com .