PETER FRAMPTON SPEAKS ON ‘HUMMINGBIRD IN A BOX’
Hummingbird in a Box, the latest work from legendary musician Peter Frampton, will be released June 23 via RED Distribution. The new music was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, featuring seven original guitar pieces in Frampton’s virtuosic stylings. Frampton composed all songs on the mini-album along with Gordon Kennedy, who also co-produced the recording. The two previously teamed up for Fingerprints, which garnered them both a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
Take a look at Peter Frampton speaking about the title track of his new mini-album Hummingbird in a Box, due June 23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hggNZEyB5OA.
THEE IDEA MEN RELEASE NEW SINGLE “NATURAL GRAVITATION”
Philadelphia based garage blues-rockers, Thee Idea Men, release their new single “Natural Gravitation” off of their sophomore full-length album New Level Shoes, available now. This newly released album is the band’s follow-up to their first record, Getcho Groo Von.
MICHAEL WOODS NEW SINGLE FEAT LAUREN DYSON
Following its worldwide radio premiere on both Austin Kramer’s BPM show (Sirius) and Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1), Michael Woods presents his debut release on Spinnin’ Records with ‘In Your Arms’ featuring the ethereal vocals of of UK singer/songwriter Lauren Dyson.
‘In Your Arms’ had its debut spin at Pacha’s No Pants Party in New York back in March this year, after Michael had finished the track en-route to the gig.
It connected immediately, with Tiesto demanding a copy when he heard it in the booth no less. The demand from DJs and clubbers for this one has been overwhelming, and, with a significant promo plan in place this is set to be one of Michael’s most prominent releases in recent times. The package serves up a funky alternative from internationally renowned duo Plastik Funk as well as an extended club mix from Michael himself.
Stream ‘In Your Arms’ Ft Lauren Dyson here:
JAMES BAY GOES ACOUSTIC
James Bay has released an acoustic video for the first single from his second EP, Let It Go [Republic Records], check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCNKLS9dC_A
Only available in the U.S. “If You Ever Want to Be in Love” is a bright and unforgettable anthem that showcases his immense range. The official follow-up to his critically acclaimed U.S. debut, last year’s The Dark of the Morning, “If You Ever Want to Be in Love,” is the lead single off of the Let It Go EP. Back in the UK, Let It Go has already hit #1 on the iTunes Top Singer/Songwriter Albums Chart, while the title track rose to #1 overall on Hype Machine twice.
FUN. PLAY THE TONIGHT SHOW
Last night fun. stopped by The Tonight Show’s special week of broadcast in Orlando to perform a new song for Jimmy Fallon and five thousand fans, “Harsh Lights.” Check out the tune from the two-time Grammy award winning band here:
COLDPLAY UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR “A SKY FULL OF STARS”
Following the band’s Sydney show, they have just posted the finished video with the following message:
Thank you Sydney, that was amazing. And here’s the new “A Sky Full Of Stars” video that you made with us…http://youtu.be/VPRjCeoBqrI love g,j,w,c
“A Sky Full Of Stars” is the second single to be taken from the band’s acclaimed new album, Ghost Stories, which topped the iTunes Chart in more than 100 countries worldwide and is already certified Platinum in the UK.
STURGILL SIMPSON’S “THE PROMISE” VIDEO PREMIERES AT NPR MUSIC
Sturgill Simpson’s music video for “The Promise” premiered yesterday at NPR Music and can now be viewed/embedded here. Of the video NPR Music praises, “…portrays the country singer as a struggling light in a murky void.” The song is from Simpson’s highly acclaimed sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, which is out now on High Top Mountain Records.
EMMY WILDWOOD NEW EP STREAM
The dynamic Mean Love EP is driven by vintage drum machines, and each of its four tracks drip with infectious hooks. The EP boasts an intriguing collection of rock-infused, dream-pop anthems and
touches on relationships fueled by dysfunction. Wildwood comes armed with the sexy swagger of Karen O, the eccentric flair of Cyndi Lauper, and the synthesized smolder of Prince.
NEW SINGLE BY DUSSEL HAS FRIENDS
New York based live band hip-hop collective Dussel Has Friends premiered “Cold World”, the first single from their long overdue first EP, today on deadendhiphop.com. “Cold World” is a perfect example of the band’s seamless blending of whiskey-soaked rock and roll, heartfelt soul, offbeat ska and 90’s era hip hop. Recorded with revered producer Brian McKenna (Carly Rose, Lea Muses, Bakko) and engineer Lu Diaz (50 Cent, P.Diddy, Lauryn Hill), this track explores the different soundscapes of the band’s eclectic interests while managing to stay cohesive and easily accessible to the ear. You can stream “Cold World” on Soundcloud currently and find more of Dussel’s music at www.dusselhasfriends.com.
PIMPTON NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO
Pimpton has just unleashed the first video from his upcoming LP, “All The Sexy Girls”. It Premiered today on HipHopCanada.com who describe the video by saying, “[Pimpton] plays things out as the man in the mirror; that is, the man in the mirror playing witness to all the sexy girls. The girls are kicking it in their room: they’re doing their hair, and taking their clothes off, and having pillow fights. Basically, they’re playing out all of the mystical behind-closed-doors female activity that men fantasize about. And Pimpton gets to take it all in. Lucky dude.” Stay tuned as there will be much more to come from Pimpton leading up to the release of his sophomore album, Killa Call Me Killa Vol. 2 this fall.
RICH AUCOIN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘EPHEMERAL’ + NEW SINGLE
After three years of relentless world wide touring (cross-Canadian shows, European festivals, even a beach party in Madagascar – he’s done it and you were there up front), Rich Aucoin returns with his sophomore album, Ephemeral. With this album, the ever-ruminating philosopher distills all his big ideas into 10 sharp dance-pop songs, creating one central message. We must gather all things that cause fear and division, and use them to bring us together. Ephemeral will be released in America on September 9 via Rich’s own imprint “Young Enthusiastic Americans Records” (YEA Records).
JOEL MICHAEL HOWARD SHARES NEW SINGLE VIA STEREOGUM
Joel Michael Howard has made several records with a multitude of groups including Bravo Silva, The Albertans, The Huntingtans, Harelip, and Super Lonely. After extensive touring, followed by two years of seclusion on an island off the coast of Vancouver, Joel decided to record a solo album. In December of 2013, he returned home to New York City and began working with producer Dave Brandwein. Dave gathered a group of musicians to back up Joel in the sessions and, after a one-night rehearsal, the band orchestrated 10 love songs. These songs were recorded over the next week and are currently in the final stages of mixing.
MØ NEW VIDEO FOR “WALK THIS WAY”
Earlier this week, MØ released the music video for “Walk This Way” via I-D Magazine. The video was directed by Emilie Rafael and styled by i-D’s Fashion Editor Jack Borkett.
DIAMANTE VIDEO FOR “BITE YOUR KISS”
LA’s favorite 17 year old rocker chick finally premiered her official music video for “BITE YOUR KISS,” which hit #3 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart when it debuted earlier this month. The music video was shot over two live performances with some ‘behind the scenes’ backstage footage as well.
“BITE YOUR KISS” Official Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG61c7girsA
NETTWERK WELCOMES SCARS ON 45
Nettwerk is excited to announce the signing of British alt rock/pop band Scars On 45 to its label roster. The band is currently putting the final touches on their upcoming album, due out this fall (date TBA). They have also just launched an U.S. summer headline tour, which started yesterday in San Diego and will keep them on the road through early August.
FIELDS MAKES HIS TV DEBUT WITH A PERFORMANCE ON ABC’S THE BACHELORETTE
On Monday, June 16th, Fields performed his lead single, “Extraordinary Light,” which The Wall Street Journal describes as “a graceful vintage-style pop song that pairs Fields’ voice with gentle, rolling piano, a subtly powerful rhythm section and the swell of strings,” on ABC’s The Bachelorette. CLICK HERE to watch the romantic performance. As part of his appearance on the show, Fields partnered with Shazam for an incredibly successful fan experience, which included a free download of “Extraordinary Light” and a personal video message.
HELLGATE RELEASES DEBUT EP
Since the bands’ formation in March of 2014, HELLGATE has accomplished a great deal, including an appearance on NBC-TV as well as write ups in a number of local and regional papers including The Lively Times and The Independent.
HELLGATE has already received some national radio airplay and has created a strong web presence in such a very short time as well.
Now, with the release of their Self-Titled Debut EP, the band is ready to go national. The KillHate Tour kicks off July 3rd, and will take the band through MT, WA, OR, CA, and NV. Proceeds from this tour will be donated to NPAP against police brutality.
NEW SINGLE BY BLACK ZHEEP DZ
It seems as if Baltimore has waited decades for a true break-out star to emerge from its seemingly ever evolving Hip-Hop scene. In the past, there have been glimmers of hope and recently King Los and Logic have made tremendous headway in putting a national spotlight on “Charm City” past the city confines.
Yet, over the last 12-18 months, there has been an interesting progression taking place; an actual organic scene is emerging and there are a handful of artists with distinctive voices, dynamic live performances and visually creative videos that are beginning to shape what may in fact be the closest thing Baltimore has had to a burgeoning rap scene.
2dopeboyz.com Premiere link: http://2dopeboyz.com/2014/06/19/black-zheep-dz-mr-slick-premiere/
NEW EP BY DUMA
Just in time for the World Cup, Colombian house producer Moska just dropped his second EP on Mad Decent. He first caught Diplo’s eye in 2013 before releasing his ‘Sick Kick’ EP on the label. ‘Duma’ and ‘Big Bang’ feature big Latin drums and choppy synths for a combination of Colombian and dirty Dutch flavors. The Duma EP is available now for free download via Mad Decent’s Jeffree’s imprint.
DOWNLOAD DUMA EP:
DEGE SHARES HIS NEW SONG “SET IT OFF”
Ever since his music has been featured in Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained as well as the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel, Brother Dege (AKA Dege Legg) can no longer lay claim to being “one of the best kept secrets in the Deep South.” Dege is a musician, writer, workingman and heir to a long line of unusual characters born and raised in the southern U.S. Like the mad lovechild of Son House, Faulkner and Patti Smith, Legg has burned a crooked trail to the Promised Land. Avoiding traditional career paths, he has spent as much time exploring the backwoods weirdness of his home state as he has forging his own brand of incendiary, “psyouthern” roots music. The journeys are parallel. Since the late ’90s, Dege has pushed slide, resonators, and the Deep South, kicking and screaming into the 21st century, melding elements of folk, Delta blues, punk, rock, metal, hippie ragas and outlaw county into one blasted, raw whole.
BROOKLYNN DEBUTS ‘MILE HIGH’ VIDEO ON IDOLATOR
Hot off the heels of her debut video ‘Take My Hand’ which garnished over 1 million views on Youtube solely by word-of-mouth, Atlanta-native artist Brooklynn is at again with a new video for ‘Mile High’, the lead single off her forthcoming debut EP. Premiered earlier this week exclusively on Idolator, the video is soaring its way to the top, already receiving more Facebook likes than Lana Del Ray’s and Michelle Williams’ of Destiny’s Child.
TEN FOOT POLE TO RELEASE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN TEN YEARS
“I never doubted that I’d get back into it at some point – I just needed a break,” explains TEN FOOT POLE frontman and founding member Dennis Jagard. “Once you’ve experienced a crowd singing along to the songs you wrote, it’s hard to imagine just walking away from the chance to do it again.” Influential SoCal punk rock staple Ten Foot Pole will be releasing their first album in ten years on Cyber Tracks in 2015. But first, they’re getting back into the swing of things by doing what they do best – perform. Their US and Canadian mini headline tour kicks off at Reggie’s in Chicago, IL on July 15th then circles around the American Midwest and Northeast concluding at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ.
MAUDLIN STRANGERS UNVEIL NEW TRACK “STAY YOUNG”
Maudlin Strangers is the Los Angeles based solo project of Jake Hays, a multi instrumentalist/vocalist, who tracked, engineered, and produced his forthcoming Overdose EP all from his bedroom in Agoura Hills, CA. Hays creates haunting musical soundscapes of dark indie pop that will keep you wanting more.
STREAM RIFF RAFF’S ENTIRE NEON iCON LP
The debut album from rapper and internet sensation RiFF RAFF is now available for streaming in its entirety. The long-awaited LP is just around the corner, NEON iCON is out in stores and online June 24th via Mad Decent / 300.
Stream NEON iCON:
KATHRYN ROLLINS RETURNS WITH SEDUCTIVE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO
For fans who caught the acoustic, finger-picking feel of Rollins’ acclaimed debut EP, Reckless(recorded with Eskimo Joe’s Kav Temperley and released in April 2013), ‘Cut & Paste It’ will surprise: this is the sound of an artist making her mark. “I’d written a lot of ‘angsty guitar songs’ in my time,” says Rollins of her confident, beat heavy new single, laid down with producer Steven Schram (San Cisco, Little Birdy, The Cat Empire) and mastered by Emily Lazar (HAIM, Vampire Weekend) and is the first taste of her upcoming second EP. “I wanted to write something fun and upbeat.”
DOMINGO FEAT MOP
Domingo is one of the most prominent hip hop producers to ever come from East New York, Brooklyn he has produced for some of hip hop’s most respected and well known artists such as Big Pun, Eminem, Kool G Rap, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Fat Joe, KRS-1 to name a few.
In keeping focus to his NYC grimey street boom bap sound has decided to keep hip hop alive by producing his 7th studio album entitled
THE VOICE 2014 TOUR
Emmy Award-winning “The Voice” is set to kick off the highly anticipated “The Voice Tour Presented By CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™” this Saturday, June 21st in San Antonio, TX, at the Majestic Theatre. Season Six’s winner, Josh Kaufman plus Jake Worthington, Christina Grimmie, Kristen Merlin, and Jake Barker, Season Five’s Tessanne Chin, Jacquie Lee, and Will Champlin, as well as Dia Frampton from Season One will descend upon Texas to kick-off their 31 city tour. The tour will run through August 2nd, bringing never before seen collaborations, performances, and of course the iconic red chair across North America. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased via http://thevoice.com/tour and http://www.aeglive.com.
DUPLEKITA ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘THE SOUND OF MY NAME’ + SPIN PREMIERE
Edmonton, Alberta collective Duplekita, led by Faunts co-founder Tim Batke, have announced their debut album, The Sound Of My Name, due to arrive on July 29 on Kinsella Recordings, and have offered up the title-track from the record via SPIN. The inception of the title-track was the inspiration for how the whole album would be made, with Brock Tyler stealing an early demo and starting to layer vocal tracks on a whim. A beat was given a melody, was given a chord progression, and the song took shape organically.
J DILLA NEW SINGLE
The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition) Box Set feature’s 40 tracks from Jay Dee’s groundbreaking ‘Batches’ on vinyl.
Jay Dee a.k.a. J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest producers in hip-hop history. The King of Beats’ (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition) is manufactured in the image and likeness of the exact SP-1200 which produced Jay Dee’s signature sound.
Go to Rollingstone.com to hear a stream of J Dilla’s previously unreleased track “Filth” and for comments from Ma Dukes on the box set:
ORGY ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE
Alternative synth rock band ORGY announces the advance-release the debut premiere of their brand new video “Wide Awake and Dead” from their upcoming brand new EP. The video, directed by Marcus “BenMarc” Turner, will exclusively go live on Yahoo! Music at 7:00am PDT.
ORGY emerged in the music scene in 1998 with their incredible remake of New Order’s “Blue Monday.” The track sold over a million copies and built a worldwide audience for the band.
THE MISPERS NEW VIDEO
Misper: police slang for a missing person. Alternative-rock quintet The Mispers were born 18 months ago. Within two weeks of rehearsing the band had filmed and recorded a video for the track You Hold and the demo of Brother, recorded at Abbey Road studios with the help of a friend.
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THE SHINS PREMIERE NEW TRACK “SO NOW WHAT” ON NPR MUSIC
The Shins’ “So Now What,” the first taste of new music from the forthcoming Zach Braff-directed film Wish I Was Here, has been unveiled this morning, exclusively via NPR Music. Fans will recall The Shins also being featured on the era-defining soundtrack to Braff’s directorial debut, Garden State, 10 years ago.
BREMEN SHARES NEW TRACK VIA FACT
Second Launch follows Bremen’s self-titled debut of 2013 and comprises 11 controlled improvisations, reinforced with overdubs, that take clear inspiration from the dark side of kraut and progressive rock, early electronic and drone music, whilst also owing something to the fathomlessly bleak interior landscapes conjured by Nico/Cale on The Marble Index and Desertshore.
ADIDAS HOKS UP WITH SNOOP DOGG
Adidas and Snoop Dogg today unveiled the adizero 5-Star Snoop Lion edition cleat. The first celebrity cleat collaboration from adidas, the Snoop Lion 5-star is done-up with gold cleat tips and detailing with an all-white toe box and roaring lion printed from the mid-foot to heel. The sockliner and ankle collar feature a sublimated lion fur inspired print and the lace jewel is a lion tooth grill modeled after one of Snoop’s personal chains. Snoop detailing also includes a Snoop Lion signature printed across the tongue.
A lifelong football fan, Snoop was eager to bring his personal style to the field. “As an avid football fan, I’m excited about my cleat collab with adidas,” said Snoop Dogg. “The cleats are not only made for top performance, but specially designed by me – so get ready to be suited and booted, dipped and whipped like me.”
For more on this exclusive drop and adidas Football follow the adidas Football Facebook, @adidasFBallUS with #SnoopCleat.
Images are available for download here: http://we.tl/mher7vFmXv.
NICK D’ & THE BELIEVERS DELIVERY NEW SINGLE “BANG BANG”
Check out alternative pop-rockers Nick D’ & The Believers! The band just released their new single “Bang Bang”. The track premiered on The Wild Honey Pie. Their new 3-song EP, Bang Bang is set to release August 19th, 2014. Bang Bang is a three song EP filled with gritty, synth influenced rock with big drum beats and lyrically driven folk-pop hooks. Nick D’ & The Believers’ sound gives them a unique edge in the indie pop-rock world.