THE COURTESANS “GENIUS” SINGLE
The Courtesans: Untamed and unparalleled. Intoxicating and decadent. Freefalling, heady, underground doom pop meets electro rock that strains at the leash to be unchained and finally released. Relinquishing stereotypes and promoting self-acceptance instead of self-loathing via their epic live performances and highly emotive music and videos.
‘Genius’ the first single taken from the upcoming long-player is a deliciously-rich potion of jagged guitar hooks, dark soaring choruses and ethereal vocals. The band will premiere the video for ‘Genius’ on Wednesday 9th July via a Q&A followed by video stream before the clip is shared online.
MOTÖRHEAD’S NEW VIDEO “LOST WOMAN BLUES”
“Lost Woman Blues”, the new video from Motörhead’s upcoming release “Aftershock – Tour Edition”, will be premiering as an exclusive on VH1 Classic today through July 11th. The video was filmed live at The Warfield in San Francisco on Friday April 18th, 2014. The song’s performance, verve, swagger and attitude show Motörhead have maintained their rich ripeness and added another layer of grit and polish.
The video can be viewed at this location http://www.vh1.com/video/motorhead/1058683/lost-woman-blues.jhtml/.
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES’ WILD ANIMALS STREAMING IN ITS ENTIRETY AS NPR “FIRST LISTEN”
Wild Animals, the new album from critically acclaimed Trampled by Turtles, is streaming now at NPR as a “First Listen” (http://n.pr/1mqRYvO).
Of the new record, NPR says “Wild Animals makes the most of Trampled by Turtles’ supple strings and considerable restraint. This is a thoughtful, stately grower of a record, made all the more enticing by the idea that future live shows will harness the energy coiled just beneath its glimmering surface.”
ALICE GERRARD’S NEW ALBUM AT 80 + NEW SINGLE
The trailblazing folksinger famously collaborated with Hazel Dickens. Their classic recordings for Folkways and Rounder in the ’60’s and 70’s “rank among the most influential recordings in folk music history,” (All Music Guide), and laid the groundwork for many artists, especially female bluegrass and folk musicians.
‘Follow The Music’ features traditional tunes and original songs by Alice, produced by Hiss Golden Messenger’s M.C. Taylor, and features members of Hiss Golden Messenger and Megafaun. Available on LP/CD/DL via Tompkins Square, September 30th, 2014.
NEW VIDEO BY MAPEI
Check out this Dylanesque lyric video for Mapei’s newest single “Change” off her debut album Hey Hey, which is coming September 23rd via Downtown Records. The video, directed by Philippe Grenade and Jarret Egan of Fortune Films, is a New York City tour de force, visiting all five boroughs and featuring a wide swath of humanity. It gives tangible meaning to Mapei’s universal song.
DUKE EVERS POSTS “SEASIDE”
In less than two years, Duke Evers have taken leaps and bounds. Hailing from the city that brought the world Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana, Duke Evers are ready to take their place beside Seattle’s greatest.
The indie rock band Duke Evers was born in February 2013 when Kyle Veazey (drums) and Josh Starkel (vocals/guitar) teamed up. Making a lasting impression, the band quickly landed several shows around Seattle, including a June 2013 show at the legendary Crocodile which led to immediate request to come back the next month for a bigger event, followed by a headlining gig at the Tractor Tavern, and showcases at CMJ 2013 in New York. After a whirlwind of traveling and sold out local dates, the original pair parted ways with their bassist and completed their forthcoming EP, Handful of Pennies, due out in September.
WORKING CLASS HUSSYS IN NYC JULY 26
Working Class Hussys will bring their unique style of Americana infused alternative rock to The Bitter End in New York City to celebrate the release of their new album Diesel Tunes. Written by prolific songwriter and lead singer Ian Patrick Gentles, the songs on Diesel Tunes cover a wide emotional and musical spectrum. The album displays the unique vision of a band who has taken their musical influences (alternative rock, classic 70’s and southern rock) and created a sound all their own. The concert will take place on July 26th at 10 pm. Admission is $10.00 at the door. The Bitter End is located at 147 Bleecker Street in New York City.
The Bitter End
147 Bleecker Street
(between Thompson & LaGuardia)
New York, NY 10012
ZULU PEARLS SHARE FIRST SINGLE
Berlin-based, by way of Washington, DC, Zulu Pearls is pleased to announce their upcoming Singles Deluxe EP, available October 28, 2014 on Cantora. Five tracks of modern classic sounds are hear to remind the listener that craft and songwriting are still relevant, Rock & Roll bands still exist, and that good ones will always cut through the white noise. To celebrate the release, the band is sharing the first single, “Safe Things,” online for free. You’ll have to wait until July 8th to take it with you.
BASSNECTAR ANNOUNCES BASS CENTER VIII AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN OCTOBER 4TH
Fresh off his latest release Noise Vs. Beauty, his highest charting Billboard debut which Rolling Stone declared “his most mature” low-end theorist Bassnectar announces the details for one of his largest shows ever, Bass Center VIII, set to take place at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden on October 4th. Bassnectar joins a very short list of completely independent artists to ever headline the Garden. He will bring his signature live-show which continues to awe audiences with state-of-the-art production that sets the bar for any live show. The event will also feature support from some of the most dazzling names in dance music including live-tronica duo Big Gigantic, UK dubstep pioneer Rusko and Colorado luminary Paper Diamond.
TRIPPY TURTLE DEBUT VIDEO/SINGLE
Jersey Club innovator Trippy Turtle has released the video for his debut single “Trippy’s Theme” out now on Mad Decent. The video is an animated short that follows a lonely turtle’s visit to a strip club where he “makes it rain” with fresh lettuce and fights off a transdimensional turtle monster, plus it features animated cameos from RiFF RAFF and Cashmere Cat.
CHRIS MALINCHAK’S “STRANGER” FEATURING MIKKY EKKO LIVE ON VEVO NOW
Directed by famed lensmen Mark Seliger, the video for “Stranger” is a snapshot of a carefree summer day in New York City, “circa 1982″as described by Seliger, serving as a perfect accompaniment to a song that Pigeons and Planes raved about calling it 2014’s “summer anthem.” Mass Appeal also picked up on the vibe by describing “Stranger” as “a reminder of an era that reigned with smooth guitar licks and rolling bass lines that you could roller skate to.” The UK Guardian also wrote:”‘Stranger’ pushes pop’s current disco obsession through a Pharrell-esque filter, with Ekko’s deliriously carefree vocals…weaving in and out of a chunky bassline and an overall sense of sun-dappled delirium.”
YOUNG RISING SONS TO RELEASE DEBUT EP JULY 22ND
Red Bank, New Jersey-based foursome Young Rising Sons will release their self-titled debut EP July 22nd on Dirty Canvas/Interscope Records. The four-track set includes the blissed-out, whistle-laced first single “High” which has already garnered praise from tastemakers across the globe including Radio One’s Zane Lowe naming the song his “Next Hype” track.
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND SET TO SAIL AS PART OF “THE SOUL TRAIN CRUISE”
The Soul Train Cruise unveils a star-studded lineup for its 2015 voyage, which travels through the Caribbean from February 22, 2015 through March 1, 2015 with more than 30 R&B superstars performing nightly concerts and interacting with cruise guests during over 25 special events. The fourth sailing of the hippest trip at sea will star KC and the Sunshine Band, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Gladys Knight, James Ingram, The Spinners, Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Regina Belle, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., original 5th Dimension stars, Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson, Will Hart of the original Delfonics and comedian Alonzo Bodden. Also joining the cruise are Hitzville: Las Vegas Style Motown Revue, Chicago’s legendary R&B record store merchant “Uncle George” Daniels and cruise host Tony Cornelius. Held aboard the luxurious Holland America Eurodam, the Soul Train Cruise departs from Fort Lauderdale, FL for Turks and Caicos, San Juan (Puerto Rico), St. Thomas, the Bahamas and the private island of Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas.
TO THE WIND PREMIERE NEW SONG “ALONE IN LIFE”
Block Out The Sun & Sleep was produced and engineered by Kyle Black (Comeback Kid, New Found Glory, Paramore, Stick To Your Guns). The news of To The Wind’s new album comes shortly after the band has come off the road from several successful tours with bands such as Every Time I Die, The Chariot, No Bragging Rights and Comeback Kid.
SHEER TERROR’S NEW ALBUM ‘STANDING UP FOR FALLING DOWN’ STREAMING NOW
Sheer Terror have been a staple in the punk scene since their inception and have released some of the most classic hardcore records to ever exist; Just Cant Hate Enough (1990), Ugly and Proud (1991), Thanks Fer Nuthin (1992) and Love Songs For The Unloved (1995). Their first full-length since Love Songs, Standing Up For Falling Down was recorded earlier this year with Dean Baltulonis at Thump Studios in Brooklyn and is everything Sheer Terror fans have come to know and love, and then some. Always pushing the boundaries a step further with every release, Standing Up For Falling Down is hard, heavy and honest. Vocalist/lyricist Paul Bearer delvers one of his greatest performances to date and the band is tighter than ever before.
LINKIN PARK INDUCTION VIDEO
In case you missed it, legendary rock group Linkin Park was inducted into Guitar Center’s renowned RockWalk last month. The RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and R&B. As the newest RockWalk inductees, Linkin Park’s handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, George Martin, Jimmy Page, and Johnny Cash.
KATY TIZ RELEASES THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR BREAKOUT SINGLE “THE BIG BANG”
Katy Tiz has taken the US by storm this year with her breakout single “The Big Bang.” The single, originally recorded by Rock Mafia was re-recorded by Tiz at the advice of Rock Mafia and the rest is history. The success of “The Big Bang” landed Katy a spot as Clear Channel/iHeart Radio’s first ever un-signed “On The Verge Artist” in March, and she didn’t stay un-signed for long, signing with Atlantic Records in April.
MORRISSEY ON NPR FIRST LISTEN
Morrissey’s critically acclaimed album, out July 15th on Harvest Records, is now streaming via NPR Music’s First Listen. His 10th studio album was recorded in France at La Fabrique Studios in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France.
World Peace Is None Of Your Business explores the tragedy of human apathy in our turbulent, modern era. Morrissey’s career as a writer reaches new lyrical heights but maintains his signature humor, drama, and emotional longing. World Peace Is None Of Your Business was produced by Joe Chiccarelli at La Fabrique Studios in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France.
REY PILA PREMIERE NEW TRACK “BLAST”
Rey Pila have premiered their song, “Blast”, today via PAPER and made the track available for free download via Soundcloud, in conjunction with announcing an August New York City residency at Pianos, every Tuesday night, starting on August 5. The Mexico City quartet signed to Cult Records in the fall of 2013 releasing the “Alexander” 7″ single in October, and have been touring in the U.S., UK and Mexico since.
DEQN SUE PREMIERES NEW VIDEO “MAGENTA”
Hailing from Huntsville, AL, Deqn Sue crafts alternative, quirky pop songs that blend funk and electronic music with R&B. In 2011, she began her music career in earnest, kicking off the year by playing the SESAC Summer Sessions at The Roxy. That same year, she released her debut EP Idiosyncratic, and she performed at the AMA’s Gifting Suites in 2011 both and 2012. Since then, Deqn has been featured on Hypem, Popdose, Impose Magazine, Our Vinyl and many more.
NEW VIDEO BY THE BOTS
After a whirlwind weekend of opening for Black Sabbath in Hyde Park and rocking Sonisphere Festival in the UK, The Bots kick off this week with the debut of their video for “No One Knows”! The clip premiered today on The Fader.
NEW ALBUM BY PINK FLOYD
Pink Floyd can confirm that they are releasing a new album “The Endless River” in October 2014. It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson. Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the Summer.
B. COOPER VIDEO “1994”
B. Cooper releases the official music video for 1994 off his release “While The City Sleeps”. The single features Foure and production work by SykSense & Dirty Rice.
B. Cooper “1994 (feat. Foure)” music video
B. Cooper “While The City Sleeps” releases July 15th via Reflection Music Group.
ALPHADNA VIDEO “FADED”
AlphaDNA drops their debut Qunst: de EP.
Amsterdam based rap duo AlphaDNA refreshes Dutch hip hop with their first release Qunst: de EP (Dutch slang for art).
Supported by producers Nav and Rare Villains, the duo share their views on adolescent life and growing up in Babylon’s capitol Amsterdam, with a ‘why so serious?’ approach.
The EP consists of a rare combination of surrealistic soundscapes and hardcore raps, packed in a bag of double time flows, intricate punchlines and absurd metaphors, creating a listening experience worth the name Qunst.
WE ARE THE CATALYST TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Over the last 18 months, alternative metal band, We Are The Catalyst are fast establishing themselves as one of the Europes most exciting musical talents. Their initial EP, Panem Et Circenses, was released to critical and fan acclaim alike and saw the bands first two videos aired in over 20 countries. Additionally a number of tracks from both the EP and the new album have found their way on to numerous soundtracks for movies due for release later this year and through 2015.
The band plan to tour extensively later this and early next year in support of the new album.
NEW DUETS ALBUM BY SMOKEY ROBINSON
The release date for “Smokey & Friends,” the new duets album from legendary Motown icon and Grammy® award-winning singer-songwriter, Smokey Robinson has been moved up to August 19 on Verve Records. The album will be made available at all physical and digital retail outlets nationwide. To pre-order “Smokey & Friends” on Amazon.com click HERE.
The track listing for “Smokey & Friends” features Robinson alongside a celebrated roster of contemporary and classic artists who revisit the best loved songs from Robinson’s unmatched catalog of hits including those he has written for his solo career, his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Miracles, as well as hits he wrote for others, including Marvin Gaye and The Temptations.
COUNTING CROWS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Counting Crows will release their highly-anticipated seventh studio album titled Somewhere Under Wonderland on Tuesday, September 2 on Capitol Records. The first song on the album “Palisades Park” is available now on iTunes with the purchase of the full album at http://smarturl.it/SUW. The short film of “Palisades Park,” directed by Bill Fishman, is also available now and can be seen at http://smarturl.it/PalisadesPark. Starting today, fans can order limited-edition versions of the album with an art book or art portfolio directly from the band at countingcrows.com/preorder and at Amazon.
NEW VIDEO BY HANDGUNS
Pop punk band, Handguns has premiered a new music video for the song “The Loved Ones Who Hates Us” off their new record Life Lessons, which is available everywhere today. Fans can watch the new video here. Handguns will be on tour this summer with Hundredth, Counterparts, Forever Came Calling and more. A full list of tour dates can be seen below.
Life Lessons was recorded in Baltimore at Valencia Recording Studio this past winter. The new album was produced and engineered by Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, The Dangerous Summer) with added vocal production from Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low.
GEORGE MARINELLI’S COVER OF “BARREN GROUND”
Venerated guitarist and founding member of the GRAMMY Award-winning group Bruce Hornsby & The Range George Marinelli has contributed his unique version of “Barren Ground” to the charitable album Thick Custard: Celebrating the Music of Bruce Hornsby. Fans that download the album or its tracks are asked to make a donation of their choice to The ALS Association, The Merlin MS Centre or TWLOHA.
“Bruce and I have been friends a long time,” Marinelli said. “He’s one of the nicest guys I know. If I can help raise a little money for charity at the same time, that’s a bonus.” UK-based Bruuuce.com has chronicled the work and music of Bruce Hornsby since 1998, and Thick Custard is the centerpiece of its 20 Days of Bruce 2014 charitable fundraising campaign.
NEW EP BY CALEB HAWLEY OUT SEPTEMBER 9
Harlem’s Caleb Hawley is an American soul singer, songwriter and performer. Like savvy throwback crooners Mayer Hawthorne and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Hawley channels early Stevie Wonder and other Motown sounds into a complete, magnetic package.
Raised in Minneapolis by a family of preachers and therapists, Hawley’s family fueled his on-stage charisma and perceptive, witty lyrics. “Growing up in an a capella church, we didn’t have instruments. It forced everyone to learn how to sing harmony,” Hawley says. “We mostly sang older hymns, which is probably what drew me to gospel and eventually soul music.” Hawley’s grandfather hooked him on an early Ray Charles record, leading him into the fertile soul music of the ’60s and ’70s.
BEAR’S DEN’S’ VIDEO FOR LATEST TRACK “ELYSIUM” PREMIERES AS NPR MUSIC “FIRST WATCH”
The video for “Elysium,” the latest song from critically acclaimed British trio Bear’s Den, is streaming now as a NPR Music “First Watch” (http://n.pr/1lQQTJv). “Elysium” serves as a preview to the band’s upcoming debut full-length due later this fall.
The video for Bear’s Den’s latest track “Elysium” is premiering as a “First Watch” at NPR Music: http://n.pr/1lQQTJv
NEW VIDEO BY GRAMATIK “BRAVE MEN”
A combination of live instrumentals and samples, each track offers an individualized sound that is blended with elements of soul, blues, rock and hip-hop. As the man himself clearly states best during a recent interview with Relix Magazine, “There’s a lot of guitar, bass, piano, all types of organs, lots of original vocals – more than any other record I’ve ever produced. The Age of Reason combines all genres I’ve been producing since the beginning in the most drastic, neurotic, cohesive and outrageous way imaginable.”
ANGUS & JULIA PREMIERE VIDEO FOR OFFICIAL SINGLE ‘A HEARTBREAK’
Watch the video and read the interview with Angus & Julia Stone and Rick Rubin via The New York Times here.
PHOX RELEASES NEW SINGLE, VIDEO FOR “KINGFISHER”
“Kingfisher is a song about longing for a certain person romantically and then realizing that you may have invented the whole infatuation in your head. Who knows how things would have turned out had you actually been in a relationship with this person. The video for Kingfisher is about the longing and the heavy burden, the dream and possibility, and the return to harsh reality – with the added element of friendship that surrounds that situation. The video also in some ways represents our songwriting process too. At least I think so.”
PAOLO NUTINI SETS NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR
Paolo Nutini has announced his upcoming North American headline tour. The eagerly awaited dates – which celebrate the Scottish soul singer/songwriter’s extraordinary new album, “CAUSTIC LOVE” – begin September 15th at Toronto’s Sound Academy and then continue through the end of the month (see attached itinerary). Highlights include two nights in New York City, with a show at Terminal 5 on September 22nd and Nutini’s first-ever headline performance at New York City’s world famous Apollo Theater, set for September 23rd.
For updates and complete ticket information, please visit www.paolonutini.com