MOA NEW VIDEO “MY NAME IS MOA”
MOA is the alter ego of New York-based saxophonist turned electronic music producer Max Wild. Launching his new live electronic project in 2014, MOA effortlessly merges electronic and acoustic sounds, drawing from a rich sonic palette that ranges from electropop, dubstep, jazz, and African sounds.
His debut EP features three tracks that display radically different genres coming together in a seamless package. The title track starts the EP off with a bang. Dirty synth riffs sync up with a soulful sax melody as hard 4-on-the-floor beats filter in. A heavy dubstep drop aggressively disrupts the melody and calls for mayhem on the dance-floor.
CHARLI XCX TREK CELEBRATES “BOOM CLAP”
London-based singer/songwriter Charli XCX (aka Charlotte Aitchison) celebrates the success of two growing ‘song of the summer’ contenders – “Boom Clap” and Iggy Azalea “Fancy” (Ft. Charli XCX) – announcing her upcoming North American headline fall tour.
“Boom Clap” (ASTR Remix):
LANDLADY FULL ALBUM STREAM
Today, Landlady is sharing its new album Upright Behavior in its entirety via Pitchfork Advance. The upcoming full-length, which is currently available for pre-order, will see its official release on July 15th on Hometapes.
THE GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY ‘ALL SADNESS, GRINNING INTO FLOW’ ALBUM
“All Sadness, Grinning into Flow”, the band’s newest full-length record on Learning Curve Records, takes these two countenances and forces them to face each other. The result is utterly breathtaking. More dynamic, intense, emotive, and compelling than their previous works, the listener could draw elements from classic 70’s kraut and psychedelic, 80’s horror scores, 90’s sludge, 00’s post-whatever, and modern heavy rock, while being firmly grounded with an intense live show that demands all of the listener’s senses.
ÁSGEIR DEBUTS BRAND NEW “KING AND CROSS” VIDEO
Critically praised Icelandic musician Ásgeir has unveiled the brand new video for his single “King And Cross” exclusively through NPR Music’s First Watch on All Songs TV. Directed by Phil Pinto, the clip was shot in a warehouse in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn and beautifully juxtaposes the themes of the song. Ballerinas delicately dance while a SWAT team provides an almost deadly strength and unlikely dance partner, all while Ásgeir simply remains himself, performing with just his guitar to the camera. Watch “King And Cross” here: http://smarturl.it/KingAndCrossVideo.
COLBIE CAILLAT RELEASES BRAVE & INSPIRING NEW VIDEO FOR “TRY”
Caillat’s new single “Try,” previously an iTunes “Single of the Week,” has since become one of the biggest performing songs on iTunes. While working on her forthcoming album GYPSY HEART, Caillat was encouraged by co-writer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds to voice her frustrations surrounding the mounting pressure she felt as a woman, particularly in the entertainment industry. The song, written over a year ago, is a message of self-acceptance to herself and to others- you don’t have to “Try” to be someone other than who you are.
SHINTARO YASUDA BRINGS THE NOISE WITH LATEST RELEASE “LOUDER!”
Following the sizzle of the Fourth of July, Miami bred DJ Shintaro Yasuda has released some fireworks of his own. His latest single “Louder!,” has an insatiable tribal feel to it with fast paced synths that stab quicker than Muhammad Ali. This release follows his recent collaboration with Brazzabelle on “Borena” and a hard hitting remix to the Major Lazer & Pharrell Williams collab “Aersol Can.” In addition to those three songs, Shintaro has produced remixes for the likes of Nervo, Joe Jonas, Blair Late and S.A.F.
NEW VIDEO BY ROYAL BLOOD
“Figure It Out” was premiered last week by the BBC’s Zane Lowe and will be featured on the band’s much-anticipated self-titled debut album due for release on August 25th on Warner Bros. Records. The band will return to the US on July 15th for a run of headlining shows, as well as dates with The Pixies and Arctic Monkeys and appearances at Lollapalooza and Osheaga.
NEW SINGLE BY WESTERN EDUCATION
Western Education’s first full-length album, Let Your Secrets Out, has finally debuted along with their new single, “Peace”. The Massachusetts musicians have been tirelessly working in the studio to perfectly craft their latest set of songs. After much hard work evolving their sound and growing as a band, they are excited to show the world what they’ve got. Let Your Secrets Out is now available on iTunes.
G.R.L. TO RELEASE DEBUT SELF-TITLED EP JULY 29TH
Rising girl group G.R.L today announces the release of their debut self-titled EP, set for release July 29th on Kemosabe Records/RCA Records. The EP features their current single “Ugly Heart” with a video that has blown up online with over 2.5 million views in less than a week.
Their new single “Ugly Heart” available now at all digital retailers is produced by hit makers Dr. Luke and Cirkut, much of the same team who produced G.R.L.’s debut EP for Dr. Luke’s record label Kemosabe Records and RCA Records. “Ugly Heart” was written by Ryan Baharloo, Ester Dean, Lukasz Gottwald, John Charles Monds and Henry Walter.
THE MISPERS SINGLE “RIO”
Alternative-rock quintet The Mispers were born 18 months ago. Within two weeks of rehearsing the band had filmed and recorded a video for the track You Hold and the demo of Brother, recorded at Abbey Road studios with the help of a friend.
Brother was picked up by Zane Lowe on Radio 1 and within six months they had sold out nine London shows, toured Europe and supported Saint Raymond on their UK tour. Their fans were building quickly; The Mispers had found their own clique of like-minded people to go missing with.
Listen to ‘Rio’ here – https://soundcloud.com/ifoundthemispers/rio-1
REBECCA CREWS DEBUTS SINGLE “CAN I STAY” AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS TODAY
Rebecca Crews, known for her hit reality show on BET, “The Family Crews,” alongside her actor/comedian husband Terry Crews (Are We There Yet?, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire), is releasing her first single, “Can I Stay” available today nationwide. The inspirational/smooth jazz track offers encouragement to all who listen and can be purchased on iTunes® and Amazon.
RICK JAMES’ CATALOG RE-RELEASED IN DIGITAL FORM
Rick James, the “Super Freak” hitmaker singer, producer, innovator and award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk, R&B, rock and soul was a vagrant hippie in the 1960s who wandered to Toronto, where he ended up playing with Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, only to end up a hybrid superstar in the ‘80s thanks to his hit song, “Super Freak.” An incorrigible bad boy caught up in bad boy ways since his passing from heart failure in 2004, he has remained a legendary icon whose contributions to music can be felt in the likes of Prince, Jay Z and Snoop Dogg, among countless others.
On July 8, Universal Music Enterprises will reissue James’ entire Motown catalog in a 109-track Complete Motown Albums digital box set, which includes all nine albums and a selection of bonus tracks. The reissues will coincide with the publication of his authorized biography, Glow, written with acclaimed author David Ritz on Atria Books (Simon & Schuster).
NEW REMIX TRACK FROM JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW
James Vincent McMorrow just shared a new remix of the track ‘Cavalier,’ off his most recent album, Post Tropical. The creative new take on the track comes from the duo, MOORS, and showcases a chill, hip-hop side of JVM.
Listen to the track here: https://soundcloud.com/jvmcmorrow/cavalier-moors-remix
TERROR PREMIERE “SHOT OF REALITY” AT ALTPRESS.COM
Experience authentic hardcore with TERROR’s brand new video for “Shot Of Reality”, taken from their latest album, Live By The Code. Take a step into the pit with behind-the-scenes footage of TERROR on and off the stage, proving to packed venues across the world that genuine, old-school hardcore still lives on.
JESSIE WARE RELEASES VIDEO FOR “TOUGH LOVE”
UK soul chanteuse and two-time Brit Award nominee JESSIE WARE releases the video for her brand new song “TOUGH LOVE” today. Directed by BRTHR, watch the video HERE.
Written by Jessie and BenZel and produced by BenZel, “Tough Love” is the first new music from Ware’s sophomore release, the follow up to her Mercury Prize nominated debut Devotion. BenZel, comprised of the production duo of Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco, are the executive producers on the forthcoming album available on PMR Records /Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope Records. “Tough Love” will be available at digital retailers on July 22.
DEEP PURPLE 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Deep Purple, fresh off a European tour to support their 19th studio album NOW What?!, is heading stateside for a North American trek!
NOW What?! was originally released in North America in April 2013 via earMusic / Eagle Rock Entertainment. The album marked the next great chapter in the band’s 40+ year career, blending the classic 70s Deep Purple spirit with modern production and a progressive mindset. Having reached #1 in Germany, Russia, Czech Republic and Austria, charting Top 5 in 7 countries and Top 10 in 10 countries, not to mention hitting the British Top-20 for the first time in 20 years, Deep Purple celebrated with the release of NOW What?! Gold Edition earlier this year, which included additional songs and a live bonus disc.
NEW VIDEO BY FLOSSTRADAMUS
Check out the new video for Flosstradamus’ “Drop Top” ft. Travis Porter. The video features kid versions of Flosstradamus souping up big wheels, wielding Nerf guns to take their revenge on bullies. Drop Top is available now via Ultra Music. Check it below and share if you like.
NEW VIDEO “HOW U GIRLZ GIT DOWN”
Fervor Records announces the release of the Official Video for How U Girlz Git Down from Marcus Latief Scott featuring John Costello. The video has now been added in rotation across the popular music video streaming platform 360 Tune Box. How U Girlz Git Down was directed by Matty Steinkamp of Sundawg Media.
NEW SINGLE BY KING CHIP
“Lazy and Lucrative” is the new single from King Chip and Blended Babies. Consider it a warning shot of what’s to come from Chip’s forthcoming Clevelafornia album and Blended Babies debut album Featuring.
“Lazy and Lucrative” is a vignette of the dream of every musician and most Americans and the flossing lifestyle King Chip lives everyday; getting paid to be yourself on records and getting rich from royalties while not having to leave the house.
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FIFTH HARMONY RELEASE THE VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW SINGLE “BO$$”
Pop quintet Fifth Harmony (Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, and Dinah Jane) release the video for their brand new single “BO$$” today. The video was first unlocked at midnight last night on Shazam to any user who shazam’d BO$$ and available to anyone who opens the Shazam app before going wide today at noon on Vevo. The video can be seen at http://smarturl.it/BOSSvid.
NEW VIDEO BY ANNA LUNOE
All Out –a fitting title for the first single released today from Anna Lunoe’s upcoming EP, in which the Australian artist boldly showcases yet another side of her talents. Imbuing electronic music with personality is something that many producers shy away from. It takes bravery to leave the anonymity of the dancefloor, but its clear that Lunoe puts it all out on her new single.
NEW VIDEO BY WARA
Filmed in Miami, Brooklyn-bred, Atlanta-based rapper/producer Wara From the NBHD shares visuals for “Beige,” the third single from his forthcoming concept album, Kidnapped. “Solid, aspirational rap with a slacker wit,” says The Fader in their premiere of the video. Mobbing around an open art space with mops and brooms, the janitor jobs clearly weren’t working for Wara and his partners, as the video shows them running around the city smoking, toting super soakers, and hitting the basketball courts, all while in uniform.
Check out The Fader premiere: http://www.thefader.com/2014/07/08/wara-beige-video/
RICK BRAUN CHARTS ON BILLBOARD
Back with his first contemporary jazz foray in five years, trumpeter Rick Braun appears to be wasting no time in his quest to add more No. 1 hits to his burgeoning catalogue of chart-toppers. “Get Up And Dance,” his fun-filled frolic with sax sensation Dave Koz that bodes to become the song of the summer, is already No. 3 on the Billboard singles chart this week, the first cut issued from Braun’s sixteenth set, “Can You Feel It,” which was released today by Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Records.
HAIM UNVEILS NEW VERSION OF “MY SONG 5” FEATURING A$AP FERG
Check out Haim’s new version of “My Song 5” featuring additional vocals by A$AP Ferg on Soundcloud HERE: https://soundcloud.com/haimtime/my-song-5-ft-asap-ferg
HALCYON DRIVE SINGLE “APART”
Melbourne’s Halcyon Drive are proud to announce the release of their latest single Apart. Following on from the band’s upbeat lead single ‘Whitewash’; Apart builds on the duo’s unique pop sound, building anticipation for the band’s debut EP release to be released late 2014.
CARL VERHEYEN NEW ALBUM VIDEO PREVIEW
Much to the excitement of guitar players and Supertramp fans worldwide, guitarist Carl Verheyen has released his new CD ‘Mustang Run’. In his 40-plus years of playing the instrument, Carl Verheyen has created a wildly successful, multi-faceted career. He is a critically-acclaimed musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and educator with 11 CDs and two live DVDs released worldwide. Carl is commonly regarded as a guitar virtuoso capable of playing any style of music with remarkable mastery and conviction. He has been one of LA’s elite “first call” session players for the past 25 years, playing on hundreds of records, movie soundtracks and television shows. Carl has graced the pages of countless industry publications and been the subject of numerous articles chronicling his rise to the forefront of the modern day guitar scene.
FREE SAMPLE OF THE MUSIC BLOG DIRECTORY 2014
With over 400 new blogs added, this Fourth Edition of the Music Blog Directory now features detailed information of over 2,500 of the Top Music Blogs from around the world including every blog that feeds into The Hype Machine and over 7,000 bloggers names and their direct email addresses.
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NEW LYRIC VIDEO BY THE ROYS
Brother/sister Bluegrass duo THE ROYS have released a companion lyric video to their newest radio single, “No More Lonely.” Produced by Sammy Passamano, the digital creation intersperses colorful “cue card” stills with teases of breathtaking artwork from the siblings’ upcoming CD, THE VIEW, due in stores in September on Rural Rhythm Records.
CALAN MAI ‘WE’VE GOT LOVE’ MUSIC VIDEO
Aussie indie folk artist ‘Calan Mai’ has just launched his brand new ‘We’ve Got Love’ music video. The track is the first single off his debut EP ‘Days On The Rock Face’ which will be released digitally worldwide on August 22nd through Canvas Sounds/Believe Digital. The EP was produced by FAIRCHILD & Lyon Apprentice frontman Adam Lyons in a small makeshift studio on the Gold Coast. The early stages on his live show have included supports for The Phoncurves, Jordan Millar, Patrick James & Playwrite.
‘We’ve Got Love’ (Official Music Video) – http://youtu.be/43QMuY3Fl2E
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER TO TAKE VMA STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Hot on the heels of releasing their self-titled debut album on July 22 in the U.S. (Capitol Records), 5 Seconds of Summer will take the VMA stage for the first time during the “2014 MTV Video Music Awards” live from the Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, August 24th at 9pm ET/PT. The Aussie pop-punk quartet has been wowing live audiences worldwide and is primed for this exciting televised performance.