NEW SINGLE BY VOW
LA duo Vow are premiering a new song titled “Planks” today on Entertainment Weekly. The track appears on the duo’s upcoming EP, Make Me Yours out August 12th on The Native Sound. Make Me Yours is now available for pre-order as both a digital download, and limited edition 12” vinyl record.
NEW EP BY TOPE
With his Broke Boy Syndrome album coming out later this summer, Portland Rapper/Producer – TOPE drops a FREE 4-song EP entitled, CHICKEN WINGS & ICE CREAM CONES. With production from Trox (50 Cent, Freeway), Stewart Villain (Danny Brown, Smoke DZA) and Steez – TOPE gives you his classic feel-good anthems just in time for the summer.
NEW SINGLE BY CANIBUS “GOD$LESS$ AMERICA”
With Fait Accompli now in stores and having debuted at #46 on the Top 100 Rap Charts, Canibus “The animal with the mechanical mandible” gives us a new leak from the now critically acclaimed LP with “God$les$ America” (produced by JP Beats). Fait Accompli is available now wherever fine music is sold courtesy of RBC Records.
Link to Canibus “God$Les$ America”: https://soundcloud.com/macmediapromo/canibus-godles-america
NEW SINGLE BY FM PILOTS
Tulsa, Oklahoma’s “Absolute Best Rock/Pop” band FM Pilots will release their latest single, “With You”, via iTines and all digital outlets on Tuesday, July 1st. The song will also be distributed to radio outlets for regional and national airplay.
“With You” is the bands first preview of what to expect on their upcoming record, projected for release in early 2015. “This is a song about the back and forth courting that goes with songwriting. It’s funny how being a musician is like a roller-coaster relationship on top of everything else, but it’s also what keeps us going and keeps us strong”, says singer Nick Whitaker.
SOUNDROP UNVEIL SHOW.CO
Soundrop today introduced Show.co, the first modern marketing campaign tool designed for digital music. Show.co pairs content alongside key marketing goals to turn listeners into fans, and fans into revenue opportunities for artists and labels.
Social media platforms like Facebook, SoundCloud and Twitter give artists more ways to reach and engage potential fans. YouTube, Spotify and iTunes provide direct ways to monetize that fanbase. But all of that takes time and effort. Show.co works with each of these platforms and many others to create sleek and effective digital campaigns easily, even for artists who would rather spend their time making music.
NEW VIDEO BY ABSCONDO
Abscondo is introducing the music video for their new single, “I Created”. The new European-American band’s first video is refreshing because it is not about image. While it is sexy and maybe even controversial, the video isn’t about sex either. “We wanted to show real love and real emotions. We asked real couples to undress and to express affection for each other the way they naturally do,” explains Mark Manney, the band’s American singer / songwriter.
NEW ALBUM BY THE ROYS
Award-winning brother/sister Bluegrass duo, THE ROYS, continue their creative momentum as they gear up for the September release of their fourth studio album, THE VIEW. The highly-anticipated project offers the truest representation of THE ROYS’ unique sound to date, and builds upon the duo’s success as songwriters, introducing 11 of their new compositions. The brand new album is fueled by the loving, upbeat first single, “No More Lonely,” released to radio on June 10 and commercially to fans on June 24 via digital vendors including: iTunes, Amazon, Google Plus, Rhapsody and eMusic. THE VIEW, a Rural Rhythm Records’ release, gives listeners THE ROYS’ most organic project yet, and features a fan-appealing mix of traditional Bluegrass, Country and Gospel.
NEW VIDEO BY IONIA
After releasing their debut E.P. entitled “Captain Humility”, New York City’s very own IONIA is proud team up with Under The Gun Review to bring you an entirely new visual dimension to the already well received single, “Captain Humility” with a music video.
RYAN ADAMS: SELF-PRODUCED, SELF-TITLED NEW ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 9
Ryan Adams has confirmed September 9 as the release date of Ryan Adams, his new album and first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the eponymous new record is the NC-born singer/songwriter’s first full length since 2011’s acclaimed Ashes & Fire.
Now available for pre-order, Ryan Adams is preceded by the July 1 debut installment of the Pax Am 7” vinyl single series, “total knockout” (Stereogum) and album opener “Gimme Something Good.” At press time, the single, which also features non-LP B-side “Aching For More,” had hit #1 at the Amazon.com music store, marking the first time a physical single has ever been the store’s top-seller.
JESSIE J + ARIANA GRANDE + NICKI MINAJ “BANG BANG”
In what is sure to be the musical event of the year, international superstars Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj have collaborated for the powerhouse anthem “Bang Bang” out July 29 via Republic Records. The track features production from the iconic Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya.
The historic song will serve as the first single from Jessie J’s forthcoming LAVA/Republic Records album due out this fall. It will also be included on the deluxe edition of Grande’s sophomore album, My Everything [Republic Records], available August 25th.
THE HENRY MILLERS RELEASE NEW SINGLE
Indie-pop band The Henry Millers just premiered their new single “Beautiful Woman” on The Wild Honey Pie! Check it out HERE. The track is the third single off the band’s forthcoming second full-length album Posies, out September 16th. The Henry Millers have been featured in Vogue’s “Bring in the Noise” artist playlist, hailed as “A New Artist on the Rise” by NPR and named “Best Indie Pop Band of 2012” by The Deli Magazine.
G.R.L. PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “UGLY HEART” ON VEVO
Rising girl group G.R.L today premieres their video for their brand new single “Ugly Heart” across VEVO. CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW!
The video for “Ugly Heart” was directed by Chris Marrs Piliero (Black Keys, Britney Spears, Kesha) and was filmed in downtown L.A., capturing G.R.L. in full force girl power mode, bonding together and seeking revenge against a “pretty man” with an “ugly heart” who has clearly done them wrong.
PINK GRENADE VIDEO “LET’S TAKE IT NAKED”
Enter Bim Fernandez, billionairess and daughter of one of the world’s richest men. She’s easy to hate – she’s beautiful, tall and has access to anything her heart desires. Now there is one more reason to hate her: Pink Grenade, her band, has released their first video on Vevo and it is one of the most scandalous, disturbing and provocative videos to launch an album – see the below link for a preview.
CHECK OUT PHANTOGRAM VEVO LIFT “A DAY IN THE LIFE”
PHANTOGRAM is on the road this summer supporting their recent Republic Records release VOICES, which was called “an epochal album, a generational capstone that will reside in playlists for a generation to come” by The Associated Press.
SIA’S ‘1000 FORMS OF FEAR’ FULL ALBUM STREAM
Singer/songwriter/producer/massive hit maker Sia’s forthcoming album 1000 FORMS OF FEAR is streaming in its entirety today via iTunes “First Play,” one week in advance of album release day, Tuesday, July 8th on RCA/Monkey Puzzle Records.
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK SET TO RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM ON SEPTEMBER 30TH
Legendary music artist Engelbert Humperdinck proudly announced today that his highly anticipated new album “Engelbert Calling” is set to release in the US and Canada on September 30th and will feature duets with some of the world’s most recognized names in music, including Elton John, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John, Gene Simmons, and more. Fans will be able to purchase “Engelbert Calling” on iTunes and at all major music retailers across North America.
The album, which will be released by OK!Good Records, was produced by Grammy Award-winner Martin Terefe, who is well-known for his work with Jason Mraz, James Morrison, KT Tunstall, and Mary J Blige. “Working with Engelbert is such a truly remarkable experience,” Terefe stated when asked about his work with Engelbert. “He is without doubt one of the best singers around today and brings so much other musical knowledge to the table.”
CHELSEA GRIN’S NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘ASHES TO ASHES’ STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY NOW ON VANSWARPEDTOUR.COM
Chelsea Grin’s new studio album Ashes To Ashes is now streaming exclusively on the VansWarpedTour.com. Ashes To Ashes will be released on July 8th via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Chelsea Grin and Diego Farias (Animals As Leaders, Volumes, Stray From The Path).
SOUL TRACK MIND INVITE YOU TO LISTEN TO “SOMETHING TO WORK WITH”
R&B-soul fusion band Soul Track Mind announces the release of their new single “Something To Work With”, the title track from their forthcoming full-length album out this September. Click HERE to listen. This seven-piece band blends funk, jazz and rock with soulful vocals, bringing a high-energy dance vibe to their unique brand of roots-heavy soul. The Southbend Tribune raved, “Soul Track Mind’s sound favors the propulsive, dance-inducing side of soul with a Southern-style horn section melded to Keith’s Motown-influenced pop approach to melody.” Let me know if you’d like to post/review the track or interview/feature Soul Track Mind!
NEW SINGLE BY TWO TWINS
“Bell Tower”, the new single from Two Twins is a monumental break-up song, which could have been written by Quasimodo himself, bereft and angry with only the clangor of his bells for company. Pedal tones and distorted layers underpin the intimate lyrics and swirling saxophones. The song comes in like a giant barge emerging out of the fog and as the meter switches and the song breaks down the effect is of a whirlpool, tugging the listener down into the depths of a romance gone south. The single includes the unreleased bonus track called “My Mine” which features Alec Spiegelman, Carlos Moncada, Sarah Pedinotti.
Stream via (Bandcamp)
NEW SINGLE BY YELAWOLF
Yelawolf – “Honey Brown”
SEAN WATKINS NEW VIDEO “WAVE AS WE RUN”
Sean is currently busier than ever. Hot on the heels of Nickel Creek’s recently released acclaimed sixth studio album, A Dotted Line, he’s set to hit the road with the reunited band for a summer-long U.S. tour (dates below), and will be releasing his fourth solo album, All I Do Is Lie, on July 1st. These 10 self-penned numbers were recorded in pieces between June 2012 and July 2013 in Los Angeles, Encinitas, Davenport, IA, Ann Arbor, MI and in a few hotel rooms across the Midwest. Joining Sean on this effort are his sister Sara, Gillian Welch and Greg Leisz, among others.
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC SET TO RELEASE MANDATORY FUN ON JULY 15TH
Multi-Grammy Award winner “Weird Al” Yankovic is set to release his 14th studio album Mandatory Fun on July 15th via RCA Records. The 12 track album is available for pre-order now at iTunes (http://smarturl.it/MandatoryFun) and Amazon (http://smarturl.it/MandatoryFunAMZ).
Yankovic recently teased plans to launch 8 music videos in 8 days beginning on July 14th.
IRINA VIDEO FOR “BELIEVE”
Dance music’s Russian Vixen, IRINA, today released her latest video for her newly remixed single, “Believe”. The song, which promotes unity and the power of belief in all aspects of the word, was Directed by Hindrek Maasik and shot at Lucerne Dry Lake in California.
“Believe” is Irina’s third single and is produced by legendary US Dance producer, Dave Aude. We would love your support in posting her latest project and hope that your readers love this video as much as we do!
TREY SONGZ UNVEILS “TRIGGA”
Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Trey Songz has announced the release of his hugely anticipated new album, “TRIGGA.” The collection – which includes the hit singles “SmartPhones,” “Foreign,” and the RIAA gold certified “Na Na” – arrives at retailers, DSP’s and streaming partners today. The R&B superstar gave fans a first listen of his sixth studio album by partnering with MTV for their global “MTV First” campaign.
JESSE TAYLOR “IN MY BONES”
Born in Queensland Australia, Jesse Taylor is a singer/songwriter with a lot to offer. His brand new single In My Bones is set for release this August 2014.
In My Bones illustrates the idea of two different types of people in the world; one type, who get everything handed to them and haven’t learnt anything in the process of life – people who maintain a complete sense of entitlement, and then the people who try their best and who are amazing at what they do, but are often underappreciated.
THE-DREAM REVEALS VIDEO FOR “BLACK”
Today The-Dream releases his unflinching video for his single “Black.”
In the week that we will celebrate America’s independence, the video portrays various groups under the very real threat of oppression. Marching in unison, the video touches on those who feel alienated by racism, classism, religion, politics and sexual preference. Along with recent events from Chiraq to South Africa to the Ukraine, these movements serve as the emotional backbone of “Black.”
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
TEST OF TIME PREMIERES NEW SONG VIA FUZE MAGAZINE
Listen to Test of Time’s new track, “Threshold”, exclusively via Germany’s Fuze Magazine Blog now. This song appears on the band’s first proper full-length, By Design, which will be available on July 22nd from Bridge Nine Records and is available for pre-order now from B9Store.com.
EXORCISM VIDEO FOR “HIGHER”
Heavy Doom Metallers EXORCISM have released the official music video for the track ‘Higher’, taken from the new album ‘I Am God‘. The video was directed and produced by Michael Vetter of Menschbilder Photo-Art, this June at Majorca in Spain. The video can be viewed below:
Commented vocalist Csaba Zvekan: “We had a blast doing this great music video. Michael Vetter did a great job and his work is much appreciated. I hope our fans will like this piece of Heavy Rock!”
F.Y.I. VIDEO “MIND BODY”
F.Y.I. gives us the latest visual from his single, Mind Body, off his groundbreaking release, Yo! The Places You’ll Go. The colorful track meets a cinematic black and white visual that captures the L.A. emcee caught between the Top 5 Dead or Alive lyricism that comes easily from his mind and what every guy wants just like the hook says – pu$$y, power, and being paid.
Watch “Mind Body” here:
ADRIAN MARCEL SET TO JOIN KEYSHIA COLE ON POINT OF NO RETURN TOUR
Oakland modern soul man ADRIAN MARCEL made heads turn Sunday night during his performance at the BET Awards. If you haven’t seen it, watch it here! The R&B singer and songwriter delivered a smooth rendition of the James Brown classic, “It’s A Man’s World”. Capturing the legend’s iconic tone and coupling it with his own savvy, MARCEL brought the audience to its feet. A recording of “It’s A Man’s World” is also available on the compilation BET Presents Music Matters, Vol. 1 out now.