NEW SINGLE BY SW/MM/NG
On August 29th, the Fayetteville, AR quintet SW/MM/NG will release their long-awaited full length debut Feel Not Bad on Old Flame Records. Consequence of Sound premiered the album’s lead single single “Some Dreams Come True” and said SW/MM/NG “craft bright guitar pop with pessimistic wit.”
NEW SINGLE BY BEND THE RIVER
Alt-country act Bend The River celebrates the release of their sophomore album, So Long Joan Fontaine. The debut single, “The Echo and the Sway,” premiered today on For Folk’s Sake.
The band’s follow-up to their 2009 debut, Revolt of Angels, So Long Joan Fontaine features a range of carefully crafted songs and sophisticated arrangements. The album is a celebration of varied musical genres and tastes strongly steeped in a wall-of-sound ’70s vibe encompassing moments of soul, folk, and country.
LOUIE FRESCO LP POSTED
No.19 Music has forged a dominant position for itself in the electronic music landscape over the last five years, taking the world by storm with its global Social Experiment label events and releasing a seemingly never ending stream of incredible singles from the likes of Art Department, Deniz Kurtel, Eric Volta, My Favorite Robot and Louie Fresco to name a few. But alongside this high impact schedule the imprint has been carefully nurturing its talented artists and making waves with its album releases, from the Soul Clap and Art Department curated compilations to the stunning artist albums from My Favorite Robot and Tone of Arc. Now the No.19 crew look to the release of their latest LP, ‘Autophobia,’ this time supplied by label favourite and rising star, the aforementioned Louie Fresco, forthcoming on July 7.
DEBUT SINGLE FROM MERCURE DIOR
Today, Maryland-based rapper MerCure Dior releases the first single off his forthcoming debut EP, MerCure Dior (The EP), due to drop on August 5th. The EP showcases Dior’s uniquely international perspective and a driven purpose.
Listen to “Ok, Straight”: https://soundcloud.com/mercure-dior/ok-straight
SHY BOYS SHARE FIRST SINGLE “LIFE IS PEACHY”
On the heels of their critically acclaimed debut S/T LP, Kansas City, MO’s favorite landlocked surf outfit is pleased to announce their follow up. Their upcoming limited edition 7″ aptly titled 45 will be available digitally on July 15, 2014 courtesy of High Dive Records followed by a physical vinyl release of the 7″ on August 26, 2014. To celebrate the release, the band is sharing the wax’s A-side “Life is Peachy” online for free. Check it out here via Stereogum.
COLLECT RECORDS SET TO LAUNCH
Following a diverse array of formative co-releases – including the debut records from Touché Amore, Midnight Masses, and United Nations – the Brooklyn-based Collect Records strikes out on its own and announces its official label launch this week.
Founded in 2009 by Thursday vocalist Geoff Rickly, the present-day Collect Records aims to be as distinct as its history suggests. The label’s first year of releases will include the sophomore album from D.C.-based post-rock experimentalists Black Clouds, a debut single and full-length album from Vanishing Life (featuring members of Quicksand and …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead), a co-release with Terrible Records from hardcore provocateurs Sick Feeling, and more yet to be announced.
A Brief Introduction To Collect Records:
KNUCKLE PUCK VIDEO “NO GOOD”
Chicago punks Knuckle Puck are premiering a new music video for “No Good.” The clip was directed by Eric Teti (Modern Baseball, Man Overboard).
The band (who were recently named one of the ‘Top 10 New School Pop-Punk Bands You Need to Know” by Billboard Magazine) recently wrapped their stint on Man Overboard’s The Heart Attack Tour and will be out supporting Senses Fail on the Let It Enfold You 10 Year Anniversary Tour this fall. Joining them on the trek will be No Bragging Rights.
TOKYO POLICE CLUB MAGIC MAN REMIX OF “HOT TONIGHT” PREMIERES AT AV CLUB
Tokyo Police Club have extended their nationwide summer tour including select stops with Grouplove and Portugal. The Man, and continue into September with more headline dates. Magic Man recently remixed the band’s single “Hot Tonight,” streaming now at AV Club: http://avc.lu/TB72MD.
BIG WEEK FOR ROBERT ORTON
Los Angeles-based, British-born/raised Robert Orton mixed Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence, the number one album in the U.S. this week on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart, as well as the number one album in eleven other countries including the U.K. Orton, who won three Grammy Awards for his work on Lady Gaga’s The Fame and Fame Monster albums, also mixed Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun” and Charlie XCX’s “Boom Clap,” which appears on the “Fault In Our Stars” original motion picture soundtrack, both currently in the Top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100.
NEW VIDEO BY EXAMPLE
Singer, songwriter, producer, occasional rapper and all round king of the club banger Example, has released his brand new single ‘One More Day (Stay With Me)’. The track has been taken from his upcoming album ‘Live Life Living’ released on July7th.
Watch the official music video here:
Example is one of the UK’s biggest male artists following on from his #1 platinum album ‘Playing in the Shadows’, and most recent gold selling album, ‘The Evolution of Man’. He has notched up two huge top five LPs and six top 10 singles including two No.1’s. ‘Live Life Living’ will be his fifth studio album.
PHUTURE DOOM RELEASES EXTENDED MUSIC VIDEO
OWSLA’s mysterious Electronic/Black Metal/Sci-Fi project Phuture Doom has created something much deeper than most artists care to explore, carefully constructing a backstory that crosses multiple mediums and brings an experience that has not been seen on such a scale. The trailer for Phuneral Phuture and title track of the same name were released as part of the group’s immersive and interactive BitTorrent Bundle “Disk0”, which has received a staggering 1 million downloads and counting in the past two weeks.
HOORAY FOR EARTH “KEYS”
“Keys” was directed by Beau Burrows who says, “Hooray for Earth has a wonderful ear – and, unsurprisingly, eye – for the foreign-yet-familiar and seductively strange, so when they came to us with the prospect of working on a video for their new album, we got excited….we developed and programmed a computer-controlled system of lights and motion control rigs that would flash and move in sync with the song. This allowed us the freedom to shoot different objects and at different locations while keeping the perspective and lighting consistent; It’s motion and light control, all in one. Noel and everyone in Hooray for Earth brought a lot to the table during these exploratory shoots, which made collaborating closely with the band an integral part of the creative process. We certainly had a blast shooting it, so we hope everyone enjoys watching!”
THE FIRST RECORDING LABEL BASED ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP
After Hours, the new record label from Drai’s Entertainment, Turn First Artists and Capitol Records will be the first recording label of-its-kind to be based on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, while drawing upon the three highly successful business models of its partners: Turn First’s hands-on management; A&R and elevation expertise; Capitol’s A&R, product marketing and industry skills and Drai’s world renowned venue prestige.
After Hours will offer a bespoke 360 degree service for their artist: a residency in one of Las Vegas’ most illustrious performance spaces, the new Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub at The Cromwell Hotel & Casino, and access to a participating network of equally eminent venues, including Drai’s After Hours and Liaison Nightclub, alongside a recording contract, complete artist development and the very best A&R consultancy.
AYE WALLS POSTS “WHAT?”
Getting ready to drop his debut project “Deranged Rhythms” He releases a well composed single that just about any hip hop fan will love. With a rugged intro, catchy hook and lyrically versatile verses this track is a banger. Shot in locations that display his neighborhood a sunset park rooftop and his backyard party scene is a tribute to his home land. Aye Walls has his mindset to take over brooklyn rap.
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NEW SINGLE BY HUSKY
The Australian band Husky has had a pretty eventful couple of years: After releasing their debut, Forever So, on Sub Pop Records, the musicians built a worldwide fan base, thanks to constant touring and gigs supporting Gotye, Devendra Banhart, The Shins and Neil Young & Crazy Horse, among other acts.
KASPER BJØRKE SHARES KIANI DEL VALLE-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “SYLVIA”
Following on from ‘Rush’ in March this year, the Danish producer introduces us to “Sylvia” featuring CTM, a timeless and melancholic production inspired by the likes of Jean Michelle Jarre and Vangelis. Crisp drum machines, chorus synth basslines and wavey pads interact perfectly with the echoes of submerged steel drums. The haunting, soulful vocals and synths come from Danish artist CTM (aka Cæcilie Trier) – also well known for her project Chimes & Bells and as her work in Choir Of Young Believers. The vocals of CTM call to mind a dreamy, sensual 80 ́s vibe similar to Sade and Alison Moyet – but with a certain prickly, narcotic underside. The single package, complete with remixes, is out now on HFN Music.
SIR MICHAEL ROCKS SINGLE ON NOISEY
As announced via Complex last week, Sir Michael Rocks is preparing to release his long-awaited debut solo album, Banco, on July 29th. Continuing the momentum, the Cool Kids rapper teams up with Noisey this week for the premiere of his latest single, “Bussin,” which features Casey Veggies and Iamsu! Different from the album’s adventurous first single, “Memo,” and the trippy viral video, “Playstation 1.5,” this latest single is trap-induced slapper. The song’s title, “Bussin,” pans from side-to-side as bass rumbles behind hard-hitting 808 drums through a variety of hi-hat rolls and snare hits matched with ambient, spaced-out bells. Joined by Veggies and Su, the rappers weave through the canals of the house party-ready single with charismatic bars, rapping “baby girl fell in love with the whip game/ type of money make a young kid go insane” and “paid dues/ I just rep where I was raised, fool.”
Check out the Noisey premiere:
NEW SINGLE BY JES
Summer can officially begin! JES is set to unleash her second quarterly digital mix album of the year featuring her must-hear tunes of the moment. Based on JES’ popular weekly mix show, “Unleash The Beat – Blonde” hits all good download stores on July 14th through Magik Muzik.
MARSHA AMBROSIUS TO JOIN JOHN LEGEND ON THE “ALL OF ME TOUR” THIS SUMMER
Marsha Ambrosius is planning to heat up the summer! Fresh off the heels of her sold-out, 25-city headlining “Friends & Lovers Tour,” the multi-Grammy® nominated musician will join Grammy® Award winner John Legend on his extended “All Of Me Tour,” starting July 22nd in Cedar Park, TX.
Before Marsha hits the road with Legend, she will release her highly anticipated second solo album, Friends & Lovers on July 15th via RCA Records. Leading the way with her current single “Run” climbing up the charts, Friends & Lovers will feature 16 tracks with production from Marsha, Pop & Oak, Da Internz, Eric Hudson, The Justice League and more, plus guest appearances by Charlie Wilson, Skye & Lindsey Stirling. The album is currently available for pre-order and includes an instant download of “Stronger featuring Dr. Dre” and “Run” at select digital retailers.
NEW VIDEO BY SHADE THEMES
There’s a hypnotizing new video for the O’Malley / Ambarchi / Dunn collaboration album on Drag City. It’s an interesting angle for a video – the album is the surplus material the trio had from soundtracking the short film Kairos by Alexis Destoop. The video is the result of Destoop videotracking (to coin a term) one of the album tracks with surplus material from the film shoot.
A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW DEBUT NEW VIDEO FOR “IN LOVE WITH USELESS”
After months of anticipation, A Sunny Day In Glasgow’s latest LP, Sea When Absent, is out now on Lefse Records. An album that handily defies genre categorization, and sounds utterly unique in the current musical landscape, Sea When Absent also marks the first new music from A Sunny Day In Glasgow in over four years. Capturing the “Best New Music” title from Pitchfork, Sea When Absent launches the band into the spotlight after a steady stream of critically lauded albums that flew under the radar but nonetheless earned them a devoted following.
NEW EP BY WAR GAMES JULY 2
Progressive indie rockers, WAR GAMES will release their second EP, The Acoustic Sessions next Wednesday, July 2 via digital retailers.
The EP features a variety of fan-selected songs, which the band broke down and rebuilt in acoustic form. With a fresh, new sound on familiar classics, guitarist Ian provost noted, “I think they’ll be pleasantly surprised with how everything has come together.”
‘The Acoustic Session EP’ Track Listing
01: The Only Debt We Bear is Love
02: Don’t Lose Your Head
03: Mountains (featuring Rich Ferri)
04: Crashing Like a Wave
05: Submerge Me
COUNTERPUNCH OFFER FREE SINGLE “DESTROYED BY LIONS”
“Every band faces adversity or challenges along the way and we’re no exception,” explains frontman Eric Hausser of Chicago-based pop punk band COUNTERPUNCH. “Using BRUISES as the title to this release kind of sums up the journey we’ve been on for the past ten years.” Their third studio album Bruises is set for an August 5, 2014 release on Cyber Tracks with pre-sale kicking off on July 9. In the meantime, fans can get a taste of their new album by downloading their single “Destroyed By Lions” for FREE in the next 24 hours: http://goo.gl/A6mc43.
NEW ALBUM BY KATIE GIRABALDI JULY 15
With the release of her seventh full-length album and a brand new endorsement deal with Two Old Hippies, who worked with Breedlove Guitars to build her a new custom-made guitar, Katie Garibaldi has proven herself to be an artist with undeniable talent and lasting appeal. Based in the golden city of San Francisco, this determined and enthusiastic singer/songwriter/guitarist is an avid national touring performer who has amassed a devoted fan base, due in large part to her engaging live shows and a personal connection to her listeners through her music. Katie sings with an emotional resonance that, combined with her catchy melodic songs and her soulfully expressive vocals, captures her audience wherever she performs. While she’s been compared to household names such as Sheryl Crow, Jewel, and Taylor Swift, Katie has a charismatic musical style all her own wherein her equally pop- and country-tinged folk-rock gives her a distinct and edgy sound—Americana with sparkling and memorable melodies.
INSPIRED AND THE SLEEP DEBUT NEW TRACK ON EARMILK
Based out of San Diego, Inspired and the Sleep do a pretty damn good job representing their city’s sought after qualities: sunny skies, the ocean and a whole lot of relaxed vibes. Following the release of a concept album and three successive singles, the band’s newest single shows a maturation in the sound that has helped them make a name for themselves thus far.
NEW EP BY TJ HICKEY
Boston rapper TJ Hickey presents Happy Hour, his new EP featuring Huey Mack, Kyle Bent and JDepp as well as production from Louis Bell, Producerboyz, Jon Kilmer, Vinay, Rato, DSP and Paperfall Bros.
“The name Happy Hour has multiple meanings to me,” says TJ. “Naturally it has to do with the bar theme of two drinks for the price of one but Happy Hour is bigger than that to me. Happy Hour is a time to escape the feeling of being bogged down with work, school whatever it is you do and have an hour that is just for yourself. Nowadays there is so much pressure to be focused on your future and improving yourself everyday to be the best you can be and people are too stressed out. Happy Hour is a time where you choose to do whatever makes you happy, even if only for one hour during the day.”
POSTCARDS FROM JEFF POST “A HOUSE”
Life in the sticks can be seriously strange. From Myxomatosis-stricken rabbits to agoraphobic house parties, Postcards From Jeff offers a brutally honest perspective of looking out from windswept valleys to neighboring city lights. Making a U.S. launch with the single, “A House,” the song is taken from the melodic explorer’s recent self-titled debut EP.
J. COLE SIGNS COZZ TO HIS DREAMVILLE / INTERSCOPE LABEL + “DREAMS”
J. Cole and Dreamville / Interscope are proud to announce the label’s second signee, Cozz, a fiercely engaging 20 year old rapper from South Central, Los Angeles whose video for “Dreams” has become an underground sensation. Recently released track “I Need That” points to a 6 song mixtape to follow, before the release of his forthcoming project Cozz & Effect.
“Dreams” Video – http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rmiV6a0FCj4
THE UNDERACHIEVERS NEW SINGLE “FELICITY”
Flatbush, Brooklyn rappers AK47 and Issa Gold of The Underachievers have announced the August 12th release of their debut album Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium set to drop on RPM / Caroline. The new 12 track LP includes singles “Felicity”, “Chrysalis” and “Incandescent”, as well as an appearance from American rock band Portugal The Man on “Amorphous”.
CHECK NEW SINGLE “FELICITY”:
ELJURI VIDEO “YA ES HORA”
Acclaimed singer songwriter and social activist Cecilia Villar Eljuri is releasing her powerful music video Ya Es Hora. Eljuri hopes to affect positive change through all her music.
Eljuri believes that “to those from whom much is asked much must be given. Now is the time (Ya Es Hora) for all US citizens to stand behind those who sacrifice the most in the name of our country’s freedoms. We should actively support initiatives that increase benefits for service members and their families.”
STEPHANIE BRAGANZA NEW SINGLE
Stephanie Braganza has released her second international single, “When We Last Kissed” feat. Drega. The single was produced by a production team who collectively have had years of experience on the Toronto scene, having worked/performed with artists such as Drake, The Weeknd and more. The song was written by Stephanie, Colin Stewart, Peter Linseman and the production team.
Stephanie Braganza “When We Last Kissed,” Feat. Drega
MIRACLE MASTER VIDEO “COME ALIVE”
Danish/German hard rockers MIRACLE MASTER have released their third music video, for the song “Come Alive“. The clip was directed and produced by Germany’s MV Video Productions. The video can be viewed below.
“Come Alive” is taken from MIRACLE MASTER‘s debut album ‘Tattooed Woman‘, which was released on March 7th via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music in Europe and North America and in Japan with two bonus tracks on April 23rd via Bickee Music.