DOOMSDAY MOURNING NEW SINGLE
New York’s grimiest underground metal band, DOOMSDAY MOURNING, is back and more brutal than ever with their highly-anticipated full-length album Negligent Acts of Calculated Recklessness, available now via To The Point Records. Find it now on iTunes Amazon, Spotify, Rdio, tothepointny.com and more.
Today also marks the web release of the band’s brand new single ‘Perception Management’ featuring Jayden Panesso of fellow Queens, NY metal band Sylar. Check out the single now via the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/doomsdaymourning.
ISRAEL NASH SINGLE “RAIN PLANTS”
Rain Plans, the new album from singer-songwriter Israel Nash, will be released August 19 via Loose/Thirty Tigers. Released in the U.K. and Europe earlier this year, the record received immediate critical acclaim—Uncut hails it as “music soaked in rural American lore,” and in its glowing 4 ½ star review Rolling Stone Germany describes it as “the most phenomenal Americana record of the year.” The title track is streaming now at http://bit.ly/T75wS1.
PAUL VAN DYKE COLLAB WITH TOMS
World renowned German DJ, musician, producer, and Grammy-Award nominee Paul van Dyk has launched a special collaboration with TOMS, which includes a collection made up of both shoes and eyewear. The collection features a galaxy-inspired design with Paul’s signature triangle logo, with a reference to his VANDIT record label logo.
The TOMS x Paul van Dyk shoe collection is available in two silhouettes: TOMS Classics for Men and Women ($59), and TOMS Pasea Mids for men ($70). The featured eyewear includes a TOMS Beachmaster eyewear frame ($125). The entire collection is available at TOMS.com and TOMS retail locations starting June 17th, 2014 – leading into Paul van Dyk’s appearance at Electric Daisy Carnival next weekend in Las Vegas. As always, with every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need and with every pair of eyewear purchased, TOMS will help restore sight to someone in need.
MÖTLEY CRÜE GEARS UP FOR THE FINAL TOUR
As Mötley Crüe prepares for THE FINAL TOUR, fans are snapping up tickets for their last chance to see the iconic band perform live. Anticipation is at an all-time high, with dates quickly selling out across the country. Kicking off in North America on July 2 with a sold out show at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, the tour will reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015.
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART ANNOUNCES RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF BJÖRK
The Museum of Modern Art announces that it will present a full- scale retrospective dedicated to the multifaceted work of the composer, musician, and artist Björk in 2015. Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large at MoMA and Director of MoMA PS1, the exhibition Björk draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and adventurous projects and her seven full-length albums—from Debut (1993) to Biophilia (2011)—to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance. The installation will present a narrative, both biographical and imaginatively fictitious, cowritten by Björk and the acclaimed Icelandic writer Sjón Sigurdsson. Björk’s collaborations with video directors, photographers, fashion designers, and artists will be featured, and the exhibition culminates with a newly commissioned, immersive music and film experience conceived and realized with director Andrew Huang and 3-D design leader Autodesk. Björk will be on view from March 7 through June 7, 2015; MoMA is the sole venue.
MOTOFIGHTR POST “GROW”
MOTOFIGHTR is LA-based Alec Feld, who previously recorded as Expensive Looks, and San Francisco’s MIles Gabriel.
The duo met by chance and quickly learned that Feld’s affinity for blending Chicago House, disco, Motown and psych melded perfectly with the classically trained Gabriel’s aptitude in a variety of musical instrumentations – ranging from jazz to world to glam rock.
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER REALITY WEB SERIES
The Boston Symphony Orchestra will launch a new, summer-long reality web series, “New Tanglewood Tales: Backstage with Rising Artists,” spotlighting the professional and personal lives of six Fellows from the 2014 class of the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO’s prestigious summer music academy that takes place at Tanglewood, one of the world’s most preeminent summer music festivals, located in the beautiful Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. Designed to give viewers a behind the scenes view of six extraordinary young musicians—their hopes and dreams, struggles and challenges, drive and perseverance—this new web series will capture the real-life stories that have inspired these musicians to pursue their ambitions in the intensely competitive world of classical music. “New Tanglewood Tales” is an eight-week web series, available weekly July-August, at www.tanglewood.org/mediacenter and www.youtube.com/bostonsymphony.
AUSTRALIA’S PRETTY CITY RELEASE NEW SINGLE “ROLL ON”
After gaining some attention with their rollicking straight-up rock’n’roll single “Piece Of The Puzzle” earlier in the year, Melbourne-based Australian lads Pretty City returned to the studio to capture some ideas that had been brewing on tour.
KIX IS READY TO ‘ROCK YOUR FACE OFF’ WITH NEW ALBUM
For KIX, not recording any new music for two decades has been far too long. Fans have made it known for years that they want new music. And now, the time has finally come. The Maryland band is primed and ready to ROCK YOUR FACE OFF with their seventh new album set for release August 5 on Loud & Proud Records. It’s everything fans know and love them for: a raucous, roaring and real display of rock ‘n’ roll. The first single, “Love Me With Your Top Down,” will be released to radio and online retail outlets later this month. Eddie Trunk will exclusively world premiere the song during his “Friday Night Rocks” radio show originating from Q104.3 (heard in New York City, Long Island, NJ and CT) this Friday, June 20 from 11pm-2am ET.
EMPIRES ON LETTERMAN
Empires released their new EP How Good Does It Feel (Chop Shop / Island Records) yesterday – which not only caught the attention of NPR, Interview Magazine, Paste and PopMatters, but saw the band make talked about performances at this summer’s Bonnaroo and Hangout Music Festivals.
Check out EMPIRES make their late-night TV on Letterman last night!!
NEW VIDEO BY VERBAL KENT
In early 2014, MMG brought together Ugly Heroes member and local fire eater Verbal Kent with North Carolina’s Khrysis (Jamla, Away Team) to bring us Sound of the Weapon. In their newest video, “Raponomics”, they come together to explain the market in hip-hop. Weak MCs’ stock is depreciating. Kent chains bars together with slurred rhymes while Khrysis’ heavy drums lead the head nod. If you weren’t convinced in the duo yet, the new video shows both artists at their best.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhWByThXlOE
THE PARAMEDIC NEW LYRIC VIDEO
The Paramedic have released the first single off their upcoming album ‘Diary Of My Demons’ at Substream Go listen NOW to the song “Proud” and get excited for the album coming August 12.
MELISSA ETHERIDGE’S NEW ALBUM
Oscar and two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge’s latest studio album This is ME is set for release on September 30th and will be the debut album for ME Records. Primary Wave Music will be marketing the album and it will be distributed by Caroline Distribution.
Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, the album features 11 new songs all written or co-written by Melissa Etheridge along with writers such as Jon Levine (Andy Grammer), Jerrod Bettis (Birdy, Adele), Jerry Wonda and Roccstar and includes tracks produced by Levine, Bettis and Mark Batson (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals).
USA TODAY’S PREMIERE OF JAMES WILLIAMSON & LISA KEKAULA’S NEW SINGLE “I GOTTA RIGHT”
Following the release of his recent Record Store Day exclusive single “Gimme Some Skin”/”Open Up & Bleed,” The Stooges’ James Williamson is set to release his second single on July 29th from his forthcoming solo album Re-Licked.
NEW SINGLE BY DEAD RABBITS
Metalcore super group The Dead Rabbitts (featuring members of Escape The Fate and former members of Alesana, Motionless in White, Eyes Set to Kill, and Greeley Estates) is currently streaming a new song called “Bats In The Belfry” on Rock Sound.
NEW SINGLE BY SOJA
Washington DC-natives SOJA have premiered “Your Song” featuring Damian Jr. Gong Marley on Complex. The song is off the band’s second album for ATO Records, Amid The Noise And Haste (out August 12th 2014). You can pre-order the record now via the band’s website as well as iTunes and receive a free download of “Your Song” and “I Believe (feat. Michael Franti and Nahko),
FLOSSTRADAMUS NEW VIDEO “MOSH PIT”
Flosstradamus have dropped their latest video for their festival anthem “Mosh Pit” featuring Atlanta rapper Casino via WorldstarHipHop. The clip has our HDYBYZ in the streets with a wild ‘n’ out posse looking to make the club into a mosh pit. You can check them out this summer at festivals like HARD, a hometown show at Lollapalooza, at some of the Mad Decent Block Parties and more. Full tour dates here: http://flosstradamus.com/tour
NEW SINGLE BY ETCHED IN STONE
Central California’s Etched In Stone are gearing up to make their return with a brand new full length album, The Failure of Modern Man, which is set for release next Tuesday, June 24, 2014. In anticipation of the forthcoming sophomore release, the band has teamed up with Metal Underground to premiere the song, “Paragraph II.” Check it out at this location.
DAVID PAIGE CHANNELS FERRIS BUELLER
Check out the new video for David Paige’s hit single “Are You Ready?” that premiered this week on PopDose. The handsome pop-rocker sets the video in a satirical parody of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”! “Are You Ready?” is the second single from of Paige’s soon-to-drop EP, Inside Out, due out July 8th.
NEW SINGLE BY ALT-J
Today alt-J release “Hunger Of The Pine,” the first song to be lifted from their forthcoming second album, This Is All Yours.
Listen to “Hunger Of The Pine” on NPR
“Hunger Of The Pine” is streaming now at NPR and available at all digital retailers and streaming services. The track is also available as an instant grat to those that pre-order the new album, the highly anticipated follow-up to their million-selling Mecury Prize-winning debut record, An Awesome Wave. This Is All Yours will be released in the U.S. on September 22 via Canvasback / Infectious Music in CD, digital and double-vinyl editions.
THE OAK RIDGE BOY CELEBRATE 41 MILLION ALBUM SALES
The extensive collection of honors and awards keep rolling in for The Oak Ridge Boys. An official RIAA commemorative plaque certifying Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum album and single sales has been awarded to the Grammy-winning group in celebration of more than 41 million album sales worldwide. A special presentation took place in New York during the legendary group’s appearance on The Wendy Williams Show.
“We love Wendy Williams and she recently invited us to perform on her high energy, nationwide show. While we were there she surprised us with a plaque recognizing 41 million sales of our albums,” says Oak Ridge Boys lead singer Duane Allen.
JULIAN LENNON SET TO RELEASE FIRST BOX SET
Renaissance man Julian Lennon is set to release his first box set with Everything Changes (Music From Another Room, Ltd.), arriving on his mother’s birthday, September 10, 2014, announced today. The four-disc set includes three selections of his recent studio release, Everything Changes, including studio, acoustic and instrumental versions as well as the acclaimed documentary, Through The Picture Window. This set will include a 36-page booklet and a two-picture vinyl disc set, as well as a limited edition run of 1000 will be numbered and include a signed certificate from Lennon. Pre-order is available now at http://tinyurl.com/mve49sm.
BUFFALO KILLERS ON CARSON DALY
After releasing their fifth full-length album Heavy Reverie and touring nationally, the hook-heavy rock band Buffalo Killers made a pit stop in LA to appear on Last Call with Carson Daly. After the interview, they headed out to the second annual Freaks For The Festival where they were direct support for the legendary Chris Robinson Brotherhood.
RUBY THE HATCHET SIGN TO TEE PEE
Philadelphia heavy rock quintet RUBY THE HATCHET have signed with NYC’s Tee Pee Records, the independent label known for releasing landmark albums from acts such as The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Graveyard, Earthless and Sleep. The hotly-tipped group, who MetalSucks says, “graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Led Zeppelin School of Proto Metal, where they majored in Sabbath and minored in Deep Purple,” and whose “brand of psychedelia should drive fans of bands like Baroness, Ghost, and Royal Thunder absolutely wild,” will enter Retro City Studios in Germantown, PA this month to record its as-yet-untitled new LP. A late fall release date is expected.
CANIBUS POSTS “SINFLATION”
One week after the release of Canibus’ 15th Studio LP “Fait Accompli” courtesy of RBC Records, the Hip-Hop World has been taken by storm calling the project one of Canibus’ greatest work to date. Check out his latest offering “Sinflation” (prod. JP BEATS) and purchase “Fait Accompli” now wherever music is sold.
Link to Canibus “Sinflation”: https://soundcloud.com/macmediapromo/canibus-sinflation
GATHERING OF THE JUGGALOS INFOMERCIAL
The annual infomercial is always something fans of the festival – and of music and entertainment, in general – look forward to watching. At 23 minutes long, it is definitely a bit of a watch, but it also definitely worth it. The short story involves it’s lead character taking a meteor to the head less than a minute in, a Juggalo being kicked out of Hell because “there’s no Juggalos in Hell” and a whole lot more. It also includes information on the artists and comedians performing at the festival.
Gathering of the Juggalos 2014 Infomercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23wgbh5KPBs
BROOKE CANDY RELEASES REMIX OF TINASHE’S “2 ON”
Emerging rapper/singer Brooke Candy has sparked an overwhelming amount of interest online and created a buzz with her empowering fierce lyrics and visuals, has been tapped by Diesel creative director Nicola Formichetti as one of the faces of Diesel’s 2014 spring accessories campaign. Candy hit the music scene in 2012 co-starring in the music video for Grimes’ hit single “Genesis” and shortly after released her own highly successful viral track “Das Me.”
NEW MIXTAPE BY TIFFANY FOXX
American hip-hop artist signed under International Rock Star Records, Tiffany Foxx has released her third solo mixtape, “King Foxx”. Though originally scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day, “King Foxx” was released just yesterday, June 16th, 2014. “King Foxx” features artists such as Kirko Bang, Ace Hood, Pusha T, and recorder producer, Chubbie Baby. Her lead single, “Young N’ Thuggin”, has swept the Internet and made an impact for the young artist. Tiffany Foxx, through her versatility, truly deserves the title of royalty, “King Foxx”.
Download “King Foxx”:
LORETTA LYNN RANCH PREPARES FOR SECOND ANNUAL GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Loretta Lynn Ranch is preparing to welcome Gospel music fans from all across the country to the second annual “Loretta Lynn’s Gospel Music Festival” held at her Hurricane Mills, TN ranch September 13-14, 2014. The inaugural event last year was a huge success and organizers are anticipating another wonderful weekend.
Scheduled to appear during the two-day event are Grammy winner Jason Crabb, Hall of Fame members The Hoppers, The Booth Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, Rambo-McGuire, Aaron Wilburn, Brian Free & Assurance, Singing Cookes, The Freemans, Michael Combs, Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion, Tony Gore & Majesty and The Sneed Family.
Tickets are on sale now and more information can be found online at http://LorettaLynn.com or by calling the ranch at 931-296-7700.
NEW ALBUM BY SARA BORGES JUNE 24
She’s been Boston’s singing sweetheart for the past few years as part of Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles. But, now, the singer-songwriter is claiming that title of her own as she readies the release of her new solo record, Radio Sweetheart.
The 10-track album, set for release on June 24 via Booneville, Kentucky-based Lonesome Day Records, is a return to self for the artist. “I wrote songs that felt important to me. Before, I had a lot of co-writes, so a lot of opinions in the mix, and this time I was able to think of just what I wanted. It was scary and freeing at the same time,” says Borges, who Rolling Stone magazine describes as “friendly pop–rock with bits of twang, rockabilly, and ’50 pop.”
LUU BREEZE POSTS “GIVING UP”
Luu Breeze delivers some new music titled “Giving Up” which is produced by fellow Toronto native Daniel Worthy.
AGAINST ME! NSFW MUSIC VIDEO
Against Me! has announced more North American tour dates for the summer and fall with The Gaslight Anthem, Jenny Owen Youngs and Creepoid. Touring behind the release of the critically acclaimed Transgender Dysphoria Blues, an album that entered the Billboard Top 200 at #23, the band’s highest charting position ever, Against Me! will be making appearances in both the U.S. and Canada beginning with a performance at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY on Friday, July 18 and extending through the middle of October 2014.
SECONDARY MODERN NEW VIDEO “DART BOARD BLACKLIST”
Secondary Modern have just premiered their colorful new video for “Dart Board Blacklist,” via Big Takeover Magazine this week. Directed by Tyler Horn, the artistic video gets creative with blasts of colors alongside subtle themes, tying the song and film together flawlessly. Brightly strummed guitars intertwine with the colored sand boasting from the amplifiers. “Dart Board Blacklist” is the lead single from the group’s latest effort, Venus Birds, which is out now.
Catch the BIG TAKEOVER Premiere: