SHAKIRA TO PERFORM “LA LA LA (BRAZIL 2014)” FEATURING CARLINHOS BROWN AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE FIFA WORLD CUP
Shakira will perform her newest single, “La La La (Brazil 2014)” featuring Carlinhos Brown, at the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup™ on July 13, 2014. The single “La La La (Brazil 2014)” featuring Carlinhos Brown is available on ONE LOVE, ONE RHYTHM: THE OFFICIAL 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP™ALBUM.
This marks the third time Shakira will perform at the FIFA World Cup™, making her the first artist to have three consecutive performances at the global event. Her hit song “Waka Waka” was the last official song of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010, and she performed her smash “Hips Don’t Lie” at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ in Berlin.
NEW SINGLE BY DEE GOODZ
Dee Goodz is releasing the tracklisting to his forthcoming solo-debut Family, Friends, Money (which will be released this Summer) and a new non-LP loosie track entitled “iFUXWITCHU.”
Link to Dee Goddz “iFUXWITCHU” (produced by Chris King): https://soundcloud.com/dgoodz/ifuxwitchu/s-1d4MD
MERCURE DIOR NEW VIDEO ON EARMILK
19-year-old Maryland-based Cameroonian rapper MerCure Dior stands amid colorful, flashing lights and images from throwback television shows in the visual for “Ok, Straight,” from his forthcoming self-titled debut EP. The video debuts via EARMILK, who says, “he lets his rhymes and flow flow do the heavy-lifting.” The single has a consistent, powerful bassline paired with eery vocal effects and a resounding guitar riff, giving a wavey, echoey feel to the music. Combine this with the visual intensity of the music video and everything seems to fall into place. Through well crafted lyrics and a catchy chorus, the song dismisses notions of doubt and serves to inspire listeners to stay calm and focused through life’s adversities.
Check out EARMILK’s premeire: http://www.earmilk.com/2014/07/02/mercure-dior-is-ok-straight-premiere
KYARY PAMYU PAMYU “KIRA KIRA KILLER”
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, the reigning Queen of J-pop and Japan’s equivalent to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga with “global viral status,” will be releasing her third album, Pika Pika Fantajin in the US on July 29th via Warner Music Group. Kyary’s new album is the follow-up to 2012’s Nanda Collection, which garnered praise and attention from fellow global pop-stars Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, as well as media including Pitchfork, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Fader, MTV Iggy, Vice, and The Los Angeles Times. Pika Pika Fantajin was produced by Yasutaka Nakata (Capsule), whom also produced her last two albums. Known for elaborate visual spectacles and with over 2.2 BILLION TOTAL VIDEO VIEWS under her belt, Kyary recently debuted the video for her upcoming album’s lead single, “Kira Kira Killer,” which is also available for purchase now on iTunes. Watch the mesmerizing video HERE.
BAD SUNS’ DEBUT ALBUM LANDS AT #24 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200
Bad Suns’ much-anticipated album, Language & Perspective, was released last week and debuted at #24 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Produced by Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk), Language & Perspective serves as a follow up to the band’s breakout debut EP Transpose, which hit streets earlier this year.
LOSTON “NEXT EXIT” ORIGINAL
Since his breakthrough remix of Sampha’s “Too Much”, a widely praised tweak of James Blake’s “Retrograde” and a first quarter packed with Coachella spins and honorable mentions amongst the future of electronic production, Perth based producer Loston has been quietly balancing a 9 to 5 in Graphic Design with the cultivation of “Next Exit”; his first original release and the precursor for a slew of new works set to drop on a monthly basis ’til the end of the year. After less than a year in the production game, Loston has racked up a half a million sound cloud plays and seen his reworks hit as high as the number 2 slot on Hype Machine’s illustrious weekly billboard, proving his worth beyond beginner’s luck.
“WE ON” BY SLUM VILLAGE
Complex.com premiered the latest Slum Village and Jay Dee track, “We On, f/ Kam Corvert. “We On” is included on SV’s new EP Vintage, which is a limited edition EP that is available on vinyl only and will be limited to 1K pieces and is now available for purchase. The Vintage EP is the prequel release for Slum’s forthcoming LP, YES, which will be released this fall and includes collaborations with Chance The Rapper, Jon Connor, De La Soul, Phife, Bilal (among others) and production from Jay Dee, Black Milk and Young RJ.
Link to Slum Village f/ Kam Corvet “We On”: https://soundcloud.com/official-slumvillage/we-on-feat-kam-covert
BEECHWOOD SHARES NEW SINGLE VIA AD HOC
Beechwood is an original rock and roll group from NYC formed in 2012. Carrying the torch of such infamous bands like The Stooges, MC5, and the New York Dolls, Beechwood’s music stems from a tradition originated in good ol’ fashioned juvenile delinquency. The trio consists of Gordon Lawrence, Isa Tineo, and Andy Manzaneres. Lawrence, the twenty-year old singer/guitarist, plays and sings with a mix of the sensitivity of artists such as Alex Chilton or Elliott Smith, with the visceral aggressiveness of the Raw Power-era Stooges. Tineo (21) matches Lawrence’s style, playing drums with a style that often leaves hands bloodied and drum heads dismembered. And bassist Manzanares (20), the quiet one of the group, leaves people in awe over the authority he demonstrates over his instrument, all the while wondering whether he’s a boy or a girl.
NEW SINGLE FROM FOXES IN FICTION
Toronto-native Warren Hildebrand began his Foxes in Fiction project in 2005, during his sophomore year of high school, as an outlet for his drug-induced, experimental sound collages. His debut album, Swung from the Branches, was released in 2010 on Hildebrand’s own label Orchid Tapes and then later released via Ghostly International’s sub-label Moodgadget Records.
PINK GRENADE FEAT TROY AVE
The name “Pink Grenade” might be unfamiliar to you, but just you wait; in two months, the SMH Records crew promises they will be Famous as F*ck—a guest spot from 2014 XXL Freshmen and rising star Troy Ave doesn’t hurt either.
Pink Grenade f/ Troy Ave “Famous as Fuck” (produced by Jonathan Hay & Mike Smith): https://soundcloud.com/macmediapromo/pink-grenade-f-troy-ave-famous-as-fuck
NIGHT VERSES RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CELESTIAL FIRES”
The bi-coastal quartet, Night Verses, have unveiled a new music video for ‘Celestial Fires’, a typically heady cut from their critically lauded 2013 album ‘Lift Your Existence’. Following two successful tours in the UK with letlive. and Norma Jean over the past year, Night Verses will be returning to the states for another round of back to back tours starting August 1st with Norma Jean & The Prestige.
Check out the video for ‘Celestial Fires’ here: http://youtu.be/k5-y8wnyXGM
DEEZY VIDEO “JFK”
Introducing Deezy, the latest winner of Midwest Blog Tour 2: Central Illinois!!! Seeing his hit “JFK” in live concert was an experience that could not be overlooked by the industry judges.
NEW SINGLE POSTED BY TIGA
First unveiled to the world via Annie Mac live on Radio 1’s Glastonbury Essential Mix, ‘Bugatti’ is Tiga’s new single. Early DJ support comes from Jackmaster, 2manydj’s, Soul Clap, Dixon, Brodinski, Boys Noize, Heidi and more.
With an eye on his forthcoming artist album, ‘Bugatti’ is classic Tiga. Co-written with Jori Hulkonnen (aka Zyntherius of ‘Sunglasses at Night’ fame) at Montreal’s famous Lost Star Studios, the track follows the two previous Tiga vs Audion singles, ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ and ‘Fever’.
‘BUGATTI’ FULL TRACK STREAM:
BLEED THE HUNGER POST NEW SINGLES
DeathRiders vocalist and original Anthrax vocalist, Neil Turbin has announced his musical partnership with Treasure Land guitarist, Jonas Hornqvist. Under the name, Bleed The Hunger, they have begun recording songs for their debut release.
ALT-J RELEASE FIRST SINGLE “LEFT HAND FREE”
Alt-J releases “Left Hand Free” the first single from their forthcoming second album, This Is All Yours. The song is streaming now on SoundCloud and is also available at all digital retailers and streaming services.
Listen to “Left Hand Free” on SoundCloud
SLIPKNOT’S LEGENDARY KNOTFEST RETURNS TO THE U.S.
Powered by Rockstar Energy Drink will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup of over 60 bands performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash, band performances and other activities for those that purchase VIP or Camping Packages. The weekend will feature performances from Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass and many more.
A list of artists performing each day is available now at: www.knotfest.com
NEW SINGLE BY TGWDE
Incorporating elements of electro-funk, soul, and hip-hop, That Girl With Dark Eyes (TGWDE) is an exquisite synth-pop experience. The musical project of songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Tiffany Garrett Sotomayor, TGWDE draws inspiration from artists like Prince and Imperial Teen, creating glittering and evocative melodies potently infused with vintage synths and analog drum machines. The result? Poignant pop music that could easily be described as the lovechild of Miami Horror and Tegan & Sara.
TOM MAXWELL RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM & BOOK
After an almost ten year hiatus from recording, the former lead singer of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tom Maxwell returns with a new album, a new band Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag and a new book.
As a member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers between 1994 and 1999, Maxwell became a critic’s darling and his song “Hell” became a smash hit at radio. Tom’s songs propelled the Squirrel Nut Zippers to multi-platinum status, selling over 3 million albums.
Listen To “Roll With It” (Featuring Ani DiFranco) At USA Today.com:
GRAND COUSIN PREMIERES NEW VIDEO “OXYGEN”
Alternative pop three-piece Grand Cousin announces the release of their debut EP, out July 8th, 2014. The threesome has opened for a number of notable acts, including Wild Flag and Twin Shadow and has been covered by numerous notable media outlets, including a feature on Huffington Post last fall for their video “Camera.” Lead singer Henry Hall furnishes the band’s catchy and succinct melodies with soaring, ethereal vocals that are often compared to Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. Their sound is a genre-defying fusion of psychedelia, indie pop and alternative rock reminiscent of Deerhunter and Young the Giant.
CHRISTIAN RICH SINGLE FEAT RYE RYE
Christian Rich, AKA DJ and production duo and twin brothers Taiwo and Kehinde Hassan, today share ‘A1′, the second track to be lifted from their debut EP ‘SS14’.
‘A1’ bangs pure attitude, featuring M.I.A. cohort, Rye Rye, ebbing as much as she flows on top of translucent tropical electro-sleaze.