NEW SINGLE BY NAOMI PUNK
At the start of the Spring we shared the lead single and title track from Naomi Punk’s forthcoming sophomore album Television Man. The Olympia trio return today with another cut from the album, sharing the second single “Firehose Face”. The track’s energy is unhurried, but like a pot of water ready to boil, its tightly coiled and at the brink of explosion.
Listen to “FirehoseFace” Here:
ED SHEERAN’S “x” = #1
“x,” the acclaimed new album from Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran, has made a spectacular chart debut, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1. With sales in excess of 208,000 units, “x” – pronounced “multiply” – has scored the biggest first week for a pop album this year and 3rd highest overall.
BRAND NEW TRACK NACEY FT. ANGEL HAZE “I OWN IT (ASTRONOMAR REMIX)”
Washington DC based DJ and producer, Nacey gives us a dance floor smash with “I Own It” feat. Angel Haze. The Washington Post has called him “One of the District’s most prolific DJs.” Recent remixes from Nacey include La Roux, Major Lazer, M.I.A. and Outkast, with more to come from him this year.
REVOLT TV TO LAUNCH INAUGURAL MUSIC CONFERENCE
Today, REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales announced the multi-genre, multi-platform music network will hold its first music conference in the fall in Miami to further position the growing network as the new #1 name in music, in addition to the appointment of music veteran Andre Harrell to a new role of vice chairman of REVOLT. In his new role at REVOLT, Harrell will use his extensive music knowledge to lead the inaugural REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) taking place this October in Miami. Through the music conference, Harrell will also create new opportunities for REVOLT with technology companies, brands, and the music industry largely focusing on business development, outreach and strategic partnerships.
For more information about the music conference: http://www.revolt.tv/rmc2014
MINTY BURNS NEW SINGLE “HOW I FEEL”
New single, “How I Feel,” from Minty Burns featuring Rockie Fresh and produced by Wondagurl (who also produced Jay-Z’s “Crown” and she has also worked with SZA, Ryan Leslie, Travi$ Scott & HS87 among others). “How I Feel” is taken from Minty’s forthcoming project, The Golden Ticket, which drops this summer and will include features from Rockie Fresh, Trademark Da Skydiver and production from Chase N. Cashe, Wondagurl, Arthur Mcarthur, Rich Kidd and more.
Link to Minty Burns f/ Rockie Fresh “How I Feel” (produced by Wondagurl): https://soundcloud.com/planetminty/how-i-feel-ft-rockie-fresh-prod-wondagurl
TWO BONUS TRACKS FROM TEENAGE FANCLUB
On August 5, Merge will reissue Teenage Fanclub’s Man-Made and Shadows, two critically acclaimed albums never before available on LP in the US. Both reissues will include two bonus tracks; full track listings for each album is below.
Listen & share “It’s All In My Mind” from Man-Made on SoundCloud
Listen & share “Baby Lee” from Shadows on SoundCloud
NEW VIDEO BY DAMIAN LAZARUS
To celebrate the release of ‘Lovers’ Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya)’, Damian Lazarus & the Ancient Moons have unveiled the official video, shot in New York and directed by Chris Rubino. One of the year’s more unique and distinctive electronic music releases, the track features Pakistan’s leading Qawwali singers Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad and Hamza Akram, who appear together for the first time ever in the video.
The single is the first release from Lazarus’s new collaborative artist project, which will build towards an album and live shows in early 2015.
BRIDGE NINE TO RELEASE DEBUT LP FROM VIOLENT SONS
Violent Sons features members that are no strangers to the New England hardcore scene: Sean Murphy (Verse), Mikey Belcastro (Product of Waste, Suicide Pact), Evan White (Raindance) and Andrew Fortin got together in late 2013 when Murphy and Belcastro finally sat down after about a year of talking about starting a band. The two had “…dealt with a lot of similar things in life… mental illness, abuse, welfare, death, etc., so we wanted to use this project as a form of therapy for us and anyone else that might take something positive from a total negative”, Murphy commented. And therapeutic it is – Violent Son’s debut LP Nothing As It Seems is a ferocious effort that would please fans of Verse’s ambitious trajectory, and yet, it is completely its own project for much of its blistering 22-minute length. It’s a multifaceted debut that subtly twists punk’s heavier formula into new shapes and colors while retaining Murphy’s exasperated, incensed sociopolitical frustrations.
NEW VIDEO BY SMOKE SEASON
Indie-folk band, Smoke Season has released their new single “Badlands” in conjunction with the release of the official music video. The single marks the group’s follow up to their 2013 release Signals, featuring the haunting single, “Soleil”. Comprised of Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen, the two are already carving out their own path in the indie music scene. In anticipation for their upcoming EP, Hot Coals / Cold Souls, due out this summer, the band will headline the August residency at the Los Angeles venue, The Echoplex.
MXPX CELEBRATE 22 YEARS
Bremerton, WA’s favorite punk-rock band, MXPX, will release their first set of acoustic jams, MXPX Acoustic Collection, available on their 22nd anniversary, Sunday, July 6, 2014, through the band’s label imprint, Rock City Recordings. (#mxpx22)
The album was produced by the band’s lead singer and bassist, Mike Herrera, in his own Monkey Trench Studios and mastered by Descendents and All guitarist Stephen Egerton. Survival Guide’s Emily Whitehurst (aka Agent M) lent her vocals on three tracks: “Tomorrow Is Another Day,” “Secret Weapon” and “Buildings Tumble.” This isn’t the first vocal partnership for the two – Whitehurst made a guest appearance on MXPX’s sophomore covers album, On The Cover II, on a cover of Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is A Place On Earth.”
THE CANYON RAYS SHARE VIDEO FOR “THE SUNSHINE GROWERS”
California’s pop enthusiasts The Canyon Rays are pleased to share the Justin Slade McClain directed video for their latest single “The Sunshine Growers” via Culture Collide. The track will appear on their upcoming West Coast Babes LP later this year. Luke Hamel, the creative force behind The Canyon Rays, explains about the piece; “Summer in LA sounds more to me like 12 string electric guitars, vocal harmonies and hand claps as opposed to digital synthesizers, auto-tune and programmed drums, and that’s what I tried to channel with The Sunshine Growers.”
NEW SONG BY HE IS LEGEND
The swampy rock band He Is Legend has announced that their new album Heavy Fruit will be out via Tragic Hero Records on August 19th. It is their first new record since 2009’s It Hates You and was produced by Mitch Marlow (In This Moment, Filter) and mixed by Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Saliva). Today, the group teams up with MetalSucks.net to premiere a brand new song called “This Will Never Work.”
TIESTO REMIXES AMERICAN AUTHORS
American Authors’ hit single “Believer” was remixed by Tiesto and the track premiered today on This Song Is Sick!
The band is currently on the Native Summer Tour supporting OneRepublic and The Script. The band will follow that with a string of dates in Norway, United Kingdom, and Germany – followed by the Honda Civic Tour starting October 1st.
“Believer” Tiesto Remix – http://thissongissick.com/blog/2014/premiere-american-authors-believer-tiesto-remix
CLAUDE VONSTROKE NEW EP PREVIEW
Less than a year since he served up his third album “Urban Animal,” Claude VonStroke delivers more brand new original material! Based on the personal experience of starting at the bottom selling fake perfume out of the the trunk of his car, “CaliFuture” foretells the sunny-sided ironies experienced by the legions of fame and heat-seekers who head out to the Golden State each year in the pursuit of The Dream. No matter how many knock-backs, no matter how many thankless interim occupations, no matter how many people yell at you each day; there’s an overriding deep sense of hope that you WILL make it someday.
LAS VEGAS WEEKLY EXCLUSIVE EVENT
Las Vegas Weekly has partnered with Nightclub Hall of Fame to celebrate the nightlife and bar industry’s leading men and women. The two will host a series of unforgettable induction ceremonies, paying tribute to the true trailblazers that conceptualize and execute the city’s top party scenes.
Founded by industry veterans and bar experts Ryan Dahlstrom and Preston Rideout, the Nightclub Hall of Fame honors lifetime achievements and is the one of industry’s most sought-after accolades. The program will begin by honoring inductees Victor Drai (Tuesday, July 8), founder and owner of his namesake Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas, and Jesse Waits (Monday, July 21), managing partner at XS nightclub at Encore and Tryst nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas. Additional ceremonies will be announced soon.
KATE KATE SHARES POP GEM “SADIE HAWKINS” WITH STEREOGUM
Katie Kate is a force. A dark horse with an extensive classical background, she channels her quirky, emotive lyrics through the lenses of hip hop by blending the swagger, attitude, and rhythms with an undeniable pop aura. Her forthcoming album Nation, set for release August 5th, was the result of a four-month onslaught that progressed from the original beats into something more earnest, raw, and exposed. Refusing to retreat to more safe material, Kate instead chose to embrace the deeper elements, and developed material that is more honest, angry, and visceral than her previous release, yet still hallmarked with the accessibly and humor that made her earlier material shine.
ROB DRABKIN RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME”
The official video was written and directed by Dillon Novak, and filmed at False Klamath Cove in Klamath, CA. “Dillon Novak stumbled on this location while camping in the Redwood Forests,” says Rob. “It’s overcast and foggy 90% of the time, and the rocks and driftwood add such dark, mysterious elements to the scenery. The waves are absolutely stunning! I can’t imagine a better location for ‘Don’t Worry About Me.’” The string players featured in the video are members of the Curry Del Norte Orchestra in Crescent City, CA, also known as the Symphony by the Sea.
EVOLUTION BEAT PREMIERES “SATELLITE” VIA ARTIST DIRECT
Evolution Beat is pleased to premiere an exciting new ska–infused summer pop song, “Satellite,” exclusively via Artist Direct. “Satellite,” a track that makes a perfect accompaniment to a holiday pool party or barbeque, is available for streaming now via Artist Direct here. Earlier this year, Evolution Beat released their first single “Love Me More” which is currently climbing the radio charts. The band is currently putting the final touches on their debut EP Love Me More which is scheduled for release this summer.
AMERICAN BORN MOONSHINE ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO CALIFORNIA
American Born Moonshine officially announced its expansion into California this week, marking the brand’s first West Coast region launch. In celebration of the brand’s expansion into California and our Nation’s birthday, American Born Moonshine has planned activities all over the state of California throughout the July 4th Weekend. The move to the California market falls in line with its planned expansion to the West following numerous successful launches in the Southeastern United States.
“Moonshining’s history with California dates back to the early 1930’s when many businesses offered thirsty travelers the outlawed beverage as a respite from their travels along Route 66,” says American Born Moonshine co-founder Sean Koffel. “As a company whose product is rooted our country’s history, we can think of no better way or time to bring American Born Moonshine – the best tasting and highest quality Moonshine available on the market – back to the West Coast than during the weekend that celebrates our Nation’s birth.”
ROYAL BLOOD TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM + “FIGURE IT OUT”
UK duo Royal Blood (23 year-old vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and 25 year-old drummer Ben Thatcher) will release their highly anticipated self-titled debut album in the U.S. on Monday, August 25th on Warner Bros. Records. The album will be available for pre-order in the U.S. beginning July 29th and will be released digitally, on CD and vinyl formats as well as an exclusive D2C package. The album’s striking cover art was provided by Dan Hillier, an artist who is acclaimed for his black line work, combining Victorian sensibilities with a fascination for animal and landscape attributes with leanings towards the esoteric.
BRY WEBB’S “PROVE ME WRONG” VIDEO PREMIERES ON THE A.V. CLUB
The A.V. Club is premiering the video for “Prove Me Wrong” from Bry Webb’s Free Will, out now on Idée Fixe Records. The A.V. Club calls the song “one of the album’s standout tracks,” watch the video here.
MILEY CYRUS ADDS LILY ALLEN TO BANGERZ TOUR
Miley Cyrus announced today that British pop singer, Lily Allen, will be joining her acclaimed BANGERZ TOUR on select dates this summer.
Tickets are on sale now at www.livenation.com.
Lily Allen has announced that she will hit the road in September for her first North American tour in five years. The British pop singer is touring in support of her new album Sheezus, which was released to much critical fanfare on May 6 by Warner Bros. Records. The album has peaked at No. 1 on iTunes in six countries, including the U.K., at No. 2 on iTunes in seven countries, including the U.S., and is Top 10 on iTunes in a total of 20 countries.
RiFF RAFF’S DEBUT ALBUM NEON iCON CRASHES INTO THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 AT #22
RiFF RAFF’s highly-anticipated debut album, NEON iCON (which dropped June 24th on Mad Decent) debuted at #22 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #6 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart with over 11,500 units sold in its first week at retail. Buzz songs “LAVA GLACiERS (feat. Childish Gambino)”, “iNTRODUCiNG THE iCON” and “TiP TOE WiNG iN MY JAWWWDiNZ” have all placed in this week’s Spotify’s VIRAL 50 chart with “LAVA GLACiERS” also hitting #2 on Hype Machine. NEON iCON features additional collaborations with Mac Miller, Slim Thug, Paul Wall and Amber Coffman (from Dirty Projectors), with production from Diplo, DJ Mustard and DJA. RiFF RAFF also announced the premiere of a brand-new remix for “2 GiRLS 1 PiPE” featuring Frankie Palmeri from American Metalcore band, Emmure. The remix includes RiFF’s original verse plus new heat from Palmeri with production by Derek “DJA” Allen.
THE TINS POST “LET IT GO”
From the anthemic indie rock of “Let It Go” to the baroque chamber pop of “Sylvia, Before the End,” the group’s latest EP masterfully blends their influences, ranging from The Kinks and Badfinger to Animal Collective and Peter Bjorn and John. All three members contribute to the songwriting process, creating tight, beautifully layered songs that play to the strengths of each member. The self-produced EP, Young Blame, is the follow up to their debut full-length release, Life’s a Gas (2012), and their eponymous EP from 2010.
LEON MARIN POSTS “THE GHETTO”
The song and video speak on/show Leon’s experiences growing up in his neighborhood. The whole essence of the kids is a memory of himself. To know that he grew up somewhat overcoming the lifestyle that may suck you in growing up is a blessing. The term “ghetto” basically is a place we can’t leave. The reason why the song is called that is because it speaks on a lot of the experience Leon has seen that others have not avoided because they couldn’t leave that mentality in the past.
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NEW PLANET ASIA VIDEO
New Planet Asia video “Satellite Channels” off the Via Satellite LP produced by Tzarizm. Dropping July 29th.
DISCIPLES COVER MARVIN GAYE
With a fresh spin on a classic track, Disciples have amped it up in their new Marvin Gaye remix ‘Mercy’. The music trio’s latest piece contains all the soul of Gaye’s original ‘Mercy Mercy Me’ layered over an infectious beat.
Disciples have a growing reputation, championed by the likes of DJ Target, B.Traits, Trevor Trevor Nelson, Toddla T, Pete Tong, Rob Da Bank and Cameo, and are known for mixing an eclectic collection of references while maintaining a core energetic sound. The remix follows the release of their latest single “Poison Arrow” on June 8, a house banger for the resurgent FFRR recently selected as MistaJam’s InboxFresh.
Listen here: http://bit.ly/1o3V6L8
LAURA WELSH VIDEO “BREAK THE FALL”
Welsh is a modern pop force with an irresistible voice who makes captivating, confessional songs where melancholy meets anthemic euphoria. ‘Break The Fall’ is a shimmering electro-pop anthem, where marching grooves and cathedral-sized synths swirl around Welsh’s turbulently enchanting vocals. She has previously collaborated with Rhye’s Robin Hannibal, Dev Hynes and John Legend amongst a plethora of other talented artists and writers.
Laura Welsh today unveils the video for her forthcoming single ‘Break The Fall’. Her recent collaboration with Gorgon City on their single ‘Here For You’ resulted in a top 10 single in the UK, debuting at #7.
Watch the video for ‘Break The Fall’ here:
ZOOT WOMAN RELEASE LEAD SINGLE “DON’T TEAR YOURSELF APART”
15 years have passed since the first Zoot Woman album ‘Living In A Magazine’ was released. And the release of the last album ‘Things Are What They Used To Be’ is already 5 years ago. The fourth album ‘Star Climbing’ will be released on Friday August 29th. The first Single taken from ‘Star Climbing’ will be “Don´t Tear Yourself Apart” released on Friday August 15th.
HANDGUNS STREAM NEW ALBUM
Pop punk band, Handguns is currently streaming their new album Life Lessons on Substream Magazine’s site. Fans can listen to Handguns’ new record here. Life Lessons will be available everywhere July 8th on Pure Noise Records. Handguns will be on tour this summer with Hundredth, Counterparts, Forever Came Calling and more.
NEW SINGLE BY STATIK SELEKTAH
Statik Selektah enlists Action Bronson, Royce Da 5′ 9″ and Black Thought of The Roots, for his latest single, “The Imperial,” off his upcoming album, ‘What Goes Around,’ out August 19th on Showoff / Duck Down Music.
Fans can purchase the single at iTunes – http://smarturl.it/theimperial
Audio URL: http://bit.ly/1ocTvUP
NEW VIDEO BY MY DIGITAL ENEMY
My Digital Enemy’ is a phrase that has become synonymous with cutting edge house music. After a great start to 2014 with ‘Shamen’ in January, the Brighton duo are back with their new track ‘Desire Life’, out now through Central Station/ Universal Australia.
To further promote the release, My Digital Enemy have created a comical video that premiered on Earmilk.
You can watch it here: http://bit.ly/1xlydKb