WIRE: GLASS TOWERS STREAM LP ‘HALCYON DAYS’
Glass Towers have released their debut album Halcyon Days, today in North America onHub/Dine Alone Records. Anyone with a half decent set of ears will attest that it has been a killer year for Antipodean music, from Tame Impala to Flume, there is clearly something in the water down-under. Now you can add Glass Towers to your list of Aussie musical mates. Halcyon Days was released late last year, debuting at #1 on the Australian Independent Records chart, receiving heavy airplay from national radio broadcaster Triple J, and earning the band a nomination for a Rolling Stone Australia Magazine Award for “Best New Talent”. Glass Towers released their U.S. debut EP, Collarbone Jungle, in February in advance of making their U.S. live debut in March in Los Angeles, the SXSW Music Conference, New York and Chicago.
WIRE: ZAMMUTO LEAD SINGLE “GREAT EQUATOR”
Zammuto, the musical brainchild of Nick Zammuto of the groundbreaking (and now dissolved) collage-pop duo the Books, have announced their long anticipated sophomore album Anchor for a September 2nd release on Temporary Residence Ltd. A full month-long North American tour in support of Anchor will begin on August 28.
HEAR LEAD SINGLE “GREAT EQUATOR”:
WIRE: FYLL ALBUM BY CARSIE BLANTON
On June 24th, the sassy, sophisicated New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Carise Blanton will release her new album Not Old, Not New. The album is a collection of classic American songs from the pre-bebop era that Blanton calls “some of the best songs ever written.”
Not Old, Not New recalls a time in American pop music history when jazz was at the forefront. Blanton explains that “There was a time when jazz music wasn’t just for geeks and old people. I’m making this record because jazz is for everybody.”
Today, American Songwriter debuted the full album on their website which you can listen to HERE.
WIRE: RUBBLEBUCKET SINGLE “SOUND OF ERASING”
Rubblebucket has announced a 35 date fall tour in support of their upcoming album Survival Sounds. Their third full-length album is out on Communion Records August 26. SPIN recently premiered Survival Sounds’ first pre-release track, “Sound of Erasing.” “The track’s ska guitars build over glitchy sonics,” says SPIN of the song, “and finally erupt into an tropical-friendly crescendo.” The record is the band’s label debut and comes on the heels of 2013’s Save Charlie EP and 2012’s Oversaturated EP. NPR Music’s All Songs Considered praised Save Charlie, calling its title track “a fabulous pop song,” and Pasteadmired Oversaturated’s “catchy, compelling music that will make anyone with a pulse dance.”
WIRE: “WAITING FOR THE DROP”
It’s no secret that dance music culture has risen exponentially in the past decade and Alexei Barrionuevo’s soon to be released documentary, Waiting For The Drop, tells the story like no one else has.
Follow the rise of the music and of the “superstar DJ” with the input of artists like Avicii, Tiësto, Hardwell, Paul Oakenfold and Claude VonStroke as they tell the story of how DJs went from underground club nerds to festival heroes.
ERIC BELLINGER VIDEO “THE 1ST LADY”
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger debuted a new music video, ‘The 1st Lady,’ on KarenCivil.com. The video, directed by actress Meagan Good, is set to make its debut on BET 106 and Park next week when the actress appears on the show to promote her upcoming movie sequel Think Like Man Too.
WIRE: ANDREW JUDAH PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR “I KNOW YOU KNOW”
Andrew Judah’s latest video “I Know You Know” trades the idyllic Northern Pacific climates of western Canada for the formidable tropics of The Philippines. Funded by a grant from Canadian telecom Telus and premiering today on Buzzfeed, the Sam McLoughlin directed video explores the dangerous youth gang culture in Southeast Asia. McLoughlin will use the video, along with one for Son Lux to promote an upcoming documentary for non-profit group Hope For The Nations. Please join the discussion about Judah’s video and youth violence using the hashtag #childrenatrisk.
WIRE: MINIATURE TIGERS “USED TO BE THE SH*T” VIDEO
With fourth studio album Cruel Runnings out today on YEBO Music, indie pop darlings Miniature Tigers have just shared the fun new video for single “Used To Be The Sh*t” via Earmilk. The full LP is also streaming on The Hype Machine.
EXPIRE PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Watch Expire’s new music video for “Forgetting” now via Revolver Magazine. This track appears on Expire’s brand new full-length album, Pretty Low, which is available today from Bridge Nine Records on CD, LP and Digital formats.
NEW MUSIC FROM BERNIE WORRELL ORCHESTRA
Just try keeping up with Bernie Worrell. The child prodigy-turned-music legend turned 70 years old this month and he’s still jammin’.
In just one year, Bernie released three albums. In February, he dropped his first solo piano platter, Elevation (The Upper Air) via the M.O.D. Technologies label. Melodestra (Gotta Groove Records), a 12″ vinyl EP of songs peformed on the melodica, a hybrid of a wind instrument and keyboard. The album includes two remixes by John McEntire of indie rock bands Tortoise and The Sea and Cake. And, in addition to touring with his hot new group the Bernie Worrell Orchestra, the maestro also tracked their second album, Prequel. That’s more work than most younger men can muster, let alone one who has been playing, producing and world-touring for most of his seven decades.
Preview new tracks from the upcoming Bernie Worrell Orchestra album, Prequel, here:
BROWN SABBATH STREAMING NOW VIA NPR FIRST LISTEN
Brown Sabbath is the alter ego of Austin-based psych-funk collective Brownout who delve deep into reinterpreting the catalog of metal godfathers, Black Sabbath. Their full-length album, Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, is set for release June 24 on Ubiquity Records. It’s streaming now in its entirety via NPR First Listen: http://n.pr/1vAHCfP
COLUMBIA RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘WISH I WAS HERE’ SOUNDTRACK
Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced the release of Wish I Was Here—Music From The Motion Picture, the official soundtrack to the first movie directed by Zach Braff since his indie breakout hit Garden State.
The original screenplay for Wish I Was Here is by the director and his brother Adam. A success at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the new movie tells a funny, touching, universal story of what it means to be at a major crossroads as a parent, spouse, and child – all at once. Following the strong emotional response to the movie from preview audiences at word-of-mouth screenings throughout the last few weeks, Focus Features will release Wish I Was Here in select cities on Friday, July 18, expanding to theaters across the country on Friday, July 25.
NASHVILLE’S NEULORE ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH INGRID MICHAELSON IN JULY/AUGUST
Nashville modern folk band NEULORE – led by the songwriting duo of Adam Agin and William T. Cook – continue their U.S tour through July and into August opening for Ingrid Michaelson. Earlier this year, the duo signed with Los Angeles indie Chop Shop Records (distributed by Island Records) and will release their full length debut Animal Evolve in the fall.
BRAVADO UNIVERSAL LAUNCHES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MARLEY APPAREL
In a move that reflects the company’s continued expansion into the fashion apparel space, Bravado, Universal Music Group’s global music merchandising company, has launched Marley Apparel, a new and exciting men’s clothing line, drawing inspiration and paying tribute to the late and legendary Bob Marley and his signature style during the 60’s and 70’s.
JUDAS PRIEST OFFER ANOTHER SNEAK PEAK INTO ‘REDEEMER OF SOULS’ ALBUM
The tracks that Judas Priest has been offering the public as a prelude to the official July 8, 2014 release date of their 17th album overall, ‘Redeemer of Souls,’ are stirring up quite a buzz within the heavy metal community. On June 17th, eager fans will be able to sample another winning metallic rocker from the legendary band, when “Dragonaut” is made available for purchase via iTunes and other digital retailers.
In the mean time, you can listen to “Dragonaut” via the Rolling Stone site, which has premiered the track:
CHRIS BATSON SINGLE “I KNOW”
Twenty one year old Chris Batson is a Los Angeles based artist with an amazingly diverse sound. Drawing from relationships with friends, current & past women and his own inner conflicts, Chris is able to paint pictures from his volatile, unstable life experiences, emotions and thoughts. Crafting melodic hooks and impactful verses, Chris’s repertoire has continued to evolve thru the years composing masterful instrumentals to go along with his thought provoking lyrics. Expect the unexpected, as Chris unveils his ever-evolving sound to the world.
Chris Batson’s first single titled “I KNOW” off of his debut album “P.S Love Never Dies”:
NICK MONACO NEW EP PREVIEW
The Crew Love crusader makes his long awaited return to dirtybird. The latest in a long line of slickshot pieces this year, both “5 Feet” and “American Holiday” are two of his shiniest, sleaziest, slinkiest adventures to date.
“5 Feet” opens with Nick’s trademark organic drums, dubbed-out to create an early night empty concert hall feeling. But the venue fills faster than the naked eye can possibly see as the tightly plucked bass guitar drops into the pocket of a supreme classic old school house pattern. Adorned with Nick’s simple falsetto vocal hook, there’s a cool Bootsy-meets-LCD vibe running throughout. Sexy, infectious and purring with groove science.
MULTI-SHOW SEVENDUST CONCERT FILM AND DOCUMENTARY STARTS PRODUCTION
The City Drive Entertainment Group has announced it has made a deal to film Atlanta-based hard rock icons Sevendust for a landmark multi-show live DVD and documentary.
Production on the feature-length documentary is set to begin immediately and take six months, and will include historical footage; footage from the band’s current “An Evening With Sevendust” acoustic tour; interviews; and cameos from Tommy Lee, Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Scott Phillips (Alter Bridge and also a member of Sevendust guitarist John Connolly and bassist Vince Hornsby’s band, Projected), Wolfgang Van Halen and many others. City Drive/DC3 will film the concert portion of the project in New York City. They expect to film two full-length shows back-to-back: an acoustic show followed by a plugged-in show—the band’s last plugged-in show of 2014. The band will offer tickets for both shows to fans at one price and they’re expecting a very quick sell out. Tickets will go on sale sometime in late June. On sale info will be announced soon.
GORGON CITY PERFORMS STRIPPED DOWN VERSION OF “HERE FOR YOU”
UK electronic duo Gorgon City teamed up with singer Laura Welsh once again to perform a stripped-down live version of their single “Here For You.” The video, produced by British media company Lemonade Money and debuting on VEVO, shows off a slower, more orchestral rendition of the well received song complete with live instruments that rise throughout the performance. “Here For You (feat. Laura Welsh)” is available today on Capitol/Priority. Gorgon City’s North American tour begins August 3rd and stops at HARD Summer, Outside Lands Festival, Shambhala Music Festival, Electric Zoo and North Coast Music Festival throughout August.
WATCH ‘HERE FOR YOU” STRIPPED HERE:
NEW SINGLE BY JARREN BENTON
In the midst of the 70+ city Independent Grind Tour alongside Tech N9ne and Freddie Gibbs, Atlanta rapper Jarren Benton shares “Pain In My Eyes,” a new single released on the 2014 XXL Freshmen Mixtape. This song marks his first new piece of music since Jarren won the “People’s Choice” vote for XXL’s 2014 Freshmen Class. In addition to “Pain In My Eyes,” the project also features “Gimmie The Loot” for which Jarren released a video in March.
Listen to “Pain In My Eyes”:
CHROMEO BECOME PARTNERS IN NEW AIRLINE
Chromeo members Dave 1 and P-Thugg have announced their partnership with Canadian airline Mallard Air as prime equity holders in the company. The newcomer airline already boasts 10 hubs in the Midwest and an additional 3 in the Canadian Prairies, serving as a budget-conscious alternative for the upwardly mobile American traveler. Upon Chromeo’s request, Mallard Air is also slated to offer boutique service to Montreal, Minneapolis and Beirut in its newly acquired Airbus A3xx series fleet. This marks the band’s first step into the travel industry, a momentous addition to their established music career.
CHELSEA GRIN PREMIERE NEW SONG “CLOCKWORK” EXCLUSIVELY ON METAL INJECTION
Chelsea Grin has premiered a new song “Clockwork” exclusively on Metal Injection – http://bit.ly/ChelseaGrinClockwork. This is the fourth song released from their new studio album Ashes to Ashes.
CAROLINA STORY ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE “FOLKTALES & LULLABIES” VIDEO
Nashville based singer-songwriters Ben and Emily Roberts, better known as the duo Carolina Story, are pleased to premiere the first episode of their “Folktales & Lullabies” video series today exclusively on Daily Parent (DailyParent.com).
NEW VIDEO BY AMERICAN AUTHORS
Brooklyn’s American Authors have finally released their official video for their newest radio single, “Believer.” This is the second single off their debut album, Oh, What A Life, that came out this past March. The band also just announced this week that they will be headlining the second leg of the Honda Civic Tour, beginning October first. Dates will be announced later this summer.
“Believer” Official Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYj40-cZ5vI
LATE GUEST AT THE PARTY NEW SINGLE OUT NOW “RELOAD”
Originally formed in 2005 in Rimini, Italy, Late Guest at the Party traveled to New York City in 2011 to follow up on their critically acclaimed debut LP which received rave reviews from Radio BBC One, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Filter Magazine who wrote, “Late Guest at the Party are high on the heels to becoming the next big thing.” Late Guest At The Party’s lead vocalist and producer, Caleb Shreve (formally Chuck Brody), has also worked with many influential artists, including: Phantogram, Yoko Ono, Wu-Tang Clan, Tegan and Sara, Santigold and many more.
BLESSED STATE’S ‘HEAD SPACE’ LP STREAMING AT BROOKLYN VEGAN
Massachusetts-based melodic hardcore punk outfit Blessed State are streaming their debut LP Head Space in its entirety at Brooklyn Vegan today. The 8-song album is out next week via Safety Meeting Records (Mick Barr, Acid Mothers Temple) and available now for pre-order.
KATY PERRY ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF METAMORPHOSIS MUSIC + FERRAS
Global superstar Katy Perry has announced the launch of Metamorphosis Music, her new joint venture record label with Capitol Records. Her first signing is multi-dimensional pop singer Ferras, whose self-titled EP for Metamorphosis Music/Capitol Records is released digitally today: http://smarturl.it/FerrasEP
Katy and Ferras met in 2007 when both were newly signed artists to Capitol Records. Through the years, their friendship developed, and when Katy was ready to launch Metamorphosis Music, she knew the Jordan-born, L.A.-based singer, songwriter, and musician should be her inaugural artist.
CROSS MY HEART HOPE TO DIE REVEAL LEAD SINGLE
Cross My Heart Hope To Die is back with the first single from their upcoming EP, Vita E Morte, due out July 29th on Alpha Pup Records. “Two Shots” picks up right where their last self-titled EP left off, hitting hard with an ominous organ line, dynamic drums, catchy guitar lines, and haunting lyrics, creating the perfect score for a 70’s Italo-Crime film or a contemporary Tarantino movie. Steeped in dark cinematic beats and embellished with the sultry style of seasoned vocalist Brevi, Cross My Heart Hope To Die presents captivating picturesque music that is spellbinding and transfixing with every listen.
FREE DOWNLOAD OF “Two Shots” HERE
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR “BAILANDO”
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS just premiered the smoking hot video for the English version of “Bailando” [featuring Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno, & Gente De Zona, you can watch the video here!
GOT A GIRL PREMIER MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DID WE LIVE TOO FAST”
Got A Girl – Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dan “The Automator” Nakamura – are excited to share the music video for “Did We Live Too Fast”, from the debut album I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, out on Bulk Recordings July 22nd.
BINGO PLAYERS RELEASE ‘KNOCK YOU OUT’ REMIXES EP TODAY ON ITUNES
MainStage festival headlining act Bingo Players release Knock You Out Remixes EP (Hysteria/Positiva) today, available for purchase now on iTunes. The EP features fresh mixes of the anthemic new single “Knock You Out” from Hardwell, Gorgon City, Champion and Flaxo. Vice Magazine’s THUMP premiered the Gorgon City remix today. The Hardwell remix premiered on Hardwell On Air and has garnered almost one million plays on Sound Cloud.This release follows a primetime set at Chicago’s Spring Awakening Festival where Bingo Players were one of the most buzzed about acts of the weekend and just in time for Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival, where Bingo Players are confirmed to perform.
KINGDOM OF GIANTS SIGN TO INVOGUE
California based Kingdom Of Giants have signed with InVogue Records. The band is currently in the studio recording their new full length album set for an October 2014 release.
Kingdom of Giants will be on the road this fall in support of the record (tour dates being announced soon). You can also catch them at the Mountain View Vans Warped Tour date on June 21st, where they are playing the Ernie Ball stage.
IN THE VALLEY BELOW “PEACHES”
In The Valley Below will be releasing their full-length debut The Belt on August 26 via Caroline/Capitol Records. Written, recorded and produced entirely by In The Valley Below’s Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob, The Belt is quintessential independence at it’s core. The Belt is David Lynch-esque sensuality draped in BoHo chic. “Peaches,” the magnetic first single, is currently sitting atop Sirius/XMU’s chart at #1 creating quite the buzz around the Los Angeles duo’s impending debut.
NEW EP BY NDMA OUT NOW
Singer/rapper/producer NDMA releases his first EP titled Panache today, June 17, via L.A.’s Give N Go Sounds. Mastered by Phil Shaw Bova, who has worked with the likes of Feist, Bahamas, and Socalled, Panache was written and produced by NDMA (with the exception of one title produced by Laguil, who mixed the entire EP). Featuring 5 tracks that seamlessly blend hip-hop and electronic music, Panache showcases NDMA’s reckless courage in as dashing a manner as the title reveals.
Panache on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/panache-ep/id887691029
MADISON AVENUE MUSIC VIDEO “DON’T CALL ME BABY”
We present a brand new video to follow up the release of the 2014 remixes of Madison Avenue’s ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ which held the #1 spot on the ARIA charts for over 4 weeks. The package included new takes of the global hit from Motez, Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries, Just A Gent, Andy Van and Filterkat. The new video is set to the sound of Motez’s chart topping mix which peaked at #2 on the Beatport House Chart and #4 Overall.
I, OMEGA NEW LYRIC VIDEO
I, Omega is a progressive metal quintet from the Los Angeles area, dead set on creating a sound that is bold and unique, as well as easily digestible. Shredding guitars with fast, upbeat drumming, beefy bass lines, and vocals ranging from angelic to devilish, all with a punk rock attitude. Their sound is heavy and complex, but also leaves room for rhythmic grooves and catchy choruses. I, Omega’s music conjures up emotions crossing the spectrum of the listener’s scope, from menacing and technical wizardry, to tasteful and subtle harmony that’s sure to sway even the harshest of listeners. I, Omega is here to make a difference and defend the right to be different.
NEW SINGLE BY LE YOUTH
Le Youth was tapped early by Disclosure, Katy Perry, Tensnake etc for remixes and came on the radar for many last summer via his track “C O O L”, that re-works Cassie’s “Me & U”. He’ll be releasing his next single, “Feel Your Love” featuring PMR-signee (Disclosure, Jessie Ware etc) Javeon on Ultra.
NEW LYRIC VIDEO BY SYN COLE
After the massive success of ‘Miami 82’ taking the world by storm, Syn Cole’s ‘Bright Lights’, out through ICONS, looks set to rival its results. With a slick new lyric video to accompany the track, the Estonian wunderkind is well on his way to superstardom. Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1i9OD4X
With its soft synths, blissful melodies and ethereal vocals ‘Bright Lights’ tingles the senses and carries you straight into summer.
NEW ALBUM BY DIANA KRALL
Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall will release her new studio album on Verve Records on September 9. The new release is entitled “Wallflower” and is a collection of songs from the late 60’s to present day that inspired Krall in her early years. Produced by 16-time Grammy® Award-winning producer David Foster, the album finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time.
NEW VIDEO BY SCOTT RAMIREZ
Ramirez delivers a new single & video off his forthcoming release, Monte Cristo. Old Sport produced by ELMNT. Video directed by Matthew Genovese.
SINÉAD O’CONNOR SHARES “TAKE ME TO CHURCH”
Partnering with NPR Music, Sinéad O’Connor reveals the first track, “Take Me To Church,” from her forthcoming studio album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (Out August 12 via Nettwerk Records).
NEW ALBUM FROM MASTODON ‘ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN’ NOW STREAMING ON ITUNES RADIO
As of today, the new album from Mastodon, Once More ‘Round The Sun, is streaming, in its entirety, as an iTunes Radio First Play. Listen now at http://iTunesRadio.com/Mastodon.
SIGHS SHARE NEW SINGLE VIA WONDERING SOUND
Mart Wilson writes a lot of songs, recording fragments into mobile phones or barely-there demos on his 4-track at home. SIGHS provided the chance to work with other musicians and release some music to the outside world. Having asked his friends Saul Blumberg and Sam Ebrahim to come and help him out, they soon recorded the three tracks that form the ‘Holy’ side A of their forthcoming six-track EP.
DANIEL JAMES “WE ARE THE FIRE”
Hailing from Northern Ireland but now residing in London, Daniel James was brought up on his parents record collection of David Bowie, Van Morrison and Motown. Daniel only began writing songs after the loss of his grandmother, who had been a huge influence during his childhood.
An avid documentary film watcher, Daniel takes song inspiration from sourcing topics which he relates back to his own experiences and conveys through his unmistakable voice and unique take on pop that combines soul, folk and gospel.
CHECK OUT “WOLF BITE” THE BRAND NEW SONG FROM OWL CITY
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer OWL CITY, aka Adam Young, is now streaming his latest track “Wolf Bite” here! The song heralds the release of his brand new EP Ultraviolet [Republic Records] out June 27, 2014.
JACK WHITE ‘LAZARETTO’ DEBUTS AT #1
In the wake of overwhelmingly positive reviews, must-see TV appearances and monumental performances everywhere from Governors Ball to Bonnaroo, Jack White has now seen his sophomore album Lazaretto (Third Man Records/Columbia) debut at #1 on the U.S. album chart.
Lazaretto is Jack’s second #1 debut in as many albums, its 137,732 first week total surpassing that of 2012’s Blunderbuss.