ENNUI SINGLE “CIRCLES”
Ennui is the brainchild of renowned Pittsburgh-based musician and producer Jim Doutrich, and has been around in various incarnations since 2004. Though there is no shortage of hooks, “Circles”, “Summer Of Love”, and “Telepathic Beat” stand out in style and substance as roller-beats immersed in a bath of shimmering neo-shoegaze, creating a widescreen backdrop to act as home for brain-embedding melodies and subtly haunting lyrics.
NEW REMIX BY BLONDE “HIGHER GROUND”
Having already hit #1 at HypeM, amassed over 1.5 million plays at SoundCloud, earned a playlist on 1Xtra and numerous Radio One plays for their most recent track ‘Foolish’, Bristol duo BLONDE – Adam Englefield and Jacob Manson – are a bright new DJ/Production duo with a glowing year ahead. They’re now set to build on their recent buzz with the release of ‘Higher Ground’ which impacts on August 10th.
NEW SINGLE BY RETRO
PotholesInMyBlog premieres 22-year-old rapper RETRO’s second single, “1946,” from of his forthcoming mixtape, The Six. Inspired by hometown heroes from Detroit’s J Dilla to ATL’s OutKast, and undeniable talents like Michael Jackson and Erykah Badu, RETRO implements a variety of musical influences into his own style. The track features fellow ATL rappers Jugg and G5 and displays the trios notable Atlanta drawl over ambitious production, full of horns and 1940’s styled piano riffs. “The piano-driven jazz sample sounds great while RETRO and his crew definitely deliver in terms of flow, ad-libs and humor,” says PotholesInMyBlog.
Check out the PotholesInMyBlog premiere: http://potholesinmyblog.com/potholes-premiere-retro-1946
HUGE GIVEAWAY BY KALIPER MEDIA
As part of our official launch, Kaliper Media is giving away a package of an Ipad Mini and a Go Pro Hero 3 camera
Kaliper Media has officially launched today as a film distribution and PR company, with a very different approach. The company has a unique business model, that lends itself more to representing the clients it serves, than flooding an already strained marketplace with more product. “We exist to represent outstanding filmmakers, and make sure their work is seen and heard.” Operations Officer Russell Thome explains the company’s impetus. “Simply put, we do three things for each filmmaker we work with. 1. Through an Apple approved encoding house and distribution partner, we encode and digitally distribute to every major digital outlet. We begin with Itunes and Netflix. 2. We build and publish an app for the film. Each app includes the films synopsis, trailer, facebook info, twitter info, and cast and crew info. Each will be available for free on ITunes and Google Play. As reviews, awards, and screenings mount for the film, the app will be updated, and each time, everyone holding it will get a push notification. 3. We will execute a three month PR campaign for the film.”
Enter Here: http://www.kalipermedia.com/#!contest/cktn
JOHNNY LEWIS TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
Producer turned songwriter Johnny Lewis melds the north-country sound of acoustic guitars with progressive Americana, unique lyrics and electronic ambiance, replanting the poetic verse into a timeless songwriting style. He releases his self-titled, debut album on vinyl and digitally on Sept 23, 2014. Leading to the release, Johnny Lewis will perform with his six piece ensemble at Mercury Lounge in New York City on Monday, September 8 at 7pm.
TEXAS MONTHLY PREMIERES “AZURE”
Since the release of Avindale’s latest EP, Lost In A Place Some Call Home in summer 2013, the band has opened for Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, Jane’s Addiction, and Alice in Chains. Recorded in Sacramento with engineer and producer Dryw Owens (From Indian Lakes, Culprit), Lost In A Place Some Call Home is a seamless quilt of rock subgenres. Rooted in powerful, ambient guitar melodies, moving bass lines and beats, as well as melancholic vocals and lyrics, Avindale shifts gear between experimental, post-hardcore, and instrumental rock.
TO THE WIND STREAM NEW ALBUM
To The Wind is currently streaming their upcoming album Block Out The Sun & Sleep in its entirety with Revolver Magazine. To listen to their new album. Block Out The Sun & Sleep will be available everywhere July 22nd on Pure Noise Records. To The Wind will also be playing this summer’s Vans Warped Tour from July 15th through August 3rd.
PROJECT 46 & BYNON “EYES”
The groundwork is laid for Project 46’s debut artist album and the first single “Eyes,” a collaboration with fellow Canadian BYNON, delivers the high energy, emotive sound we’ve come to anticipate from the duo. With BYNON’s unique approach to production and Project 46’s infectious signature sound, the vocal progressive EDM anthem is chock full of blissful piano melodies and festival-ready beats perfect for making memories on the dancefloor. Get it now on Beatport through Ultra Music.
NEW ALBUM BY ICICLE
Seasoned multi-genre musician Krassy Halatchev lays new ground as Icicle with Resurgence, due for release September 21. The solo debut contains entirely original compositions. It bounces between rock and pop; accessible and innovative; open and defiant. Bright and multi-layered sounds fill the 51-minute album, created during an unusually intense period for the artist.
Halatchev has charmed Canadian and international audiences for over two decades, following his defection from communist Bulgaria with the band The Clouds. From 1996 to 2012, he was a core member of the Montreal-based band Chiwawa. While Resurgence marks his first solo and most personal album, his collaborative spirit brought him to work with Florida based writer Joel Jenkins, who wrote lyrics for many of the songs. “Morning Bells,” the album’s first single and closing track, draws on a text by Halatchev’s partner Antonia Gueorguieva.
GOT A GIRL ALBUM STREAM
Bulk Recordings and Got A Girl – Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dan “The Automator” Nakamura – are streaming their debut album I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now a week ahead of release via Hype Machine. Out on Bulk Recordings July 22nd, the album is available now for pre-order via Amazon and iTunes.
OCTAVES ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR DATES WITH HORSE THE BAND IN AUGUST
Baltimore natives Octaves are excited to announce a string of shows next month with Horse the Band. These are the first shows of the summer for Octaves; they’ve spent the last few months writing new tracks that will be announced and released soon. Check out an in-studio video that the band recently posted for a sneak peek at what they’ve been up to here.
OCTAVES – ON TOUR
8/8/2014 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
8/9/2014 New York, NY The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
8/10/2014 Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary
8/11/2014 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
8/12/2014 Boston, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)
8/13/2014 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
8/14/2014 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
8/15/2014 Cleveland,OH @ Grog Shop
8/16/2014 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
8/17/2014 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
NEW SINGLE BY VOW
LA duo Vow are premiering their second single “Charm” on Wondering Sound. The site calls the track, “…a slow-smolder torch song, a blue valentine where expressions of devotion are delivered with dramatic intensity — it’s love, but it sounds like longing. At times, “Charm” sounds like a kind of retro-futurist R&B… like a sci-fi nightclub singer delivering a doomy lullaby to the boozy 3 a.m. crowd.”
NEW VIDEO BY FLASHLIGHTS
Brooklyn Vegan has premiered the new Flashlights’ video for “Failure” from the band’s album Bummer Summer. The video directed by No Anchor is also available to post and share via YouTube. Bummer Summer is out available now on Hard Rock Records and via iTunes. The album follows up 2011’s I’m Not Alone and was produced by Scott Hutchison and Andy Monaghan of Frightened Rabbit. It is full of songs about dead end jobs and lousy living conditions, heartbreaks and hangovers.
NEW SINGLE BY DIET
Highlight Magazine has exclusively premiered Diet’s brand new single off their forthcoming EP entitled Palindrome. “Pigman,” which can be heard HERE, is the New York indie rockers’ second single of the forthcoming August 5th release. Palindrome was recorded at Exeter Studio with Joe Dell’Aquila and mastered by Bill Henderson of Azimuth Mastering.
STREAM NEW EP BY DUSKY
Released on their new 17 Steps label, the Love Taking Over EP follows previous club hits from Dusky, such as Careless, Nobody Else and 9T8. On this diverse 3-track showcase, the London production powerhouse pull in on their deep influence from vintage jungle/drum & bass vibes, injecting their house and techno templates with an atmosphere both Alfie and Nick have been enamored with since their youths in London.
Stream Love Taking Over EP here: http://goo.gl/dEjL6e
WATCH JEREMIAH JAE IN “THE HEAT” VIDEO
Jeremiah Jae presents “The Heat” directed by Ounce. films. The track comes from his recent mixtape Good Times, taking inspiration and title from the ’70s TV sitcom set in a Chicago housing project – paralleled in the video with skyline shots of Jae mixed with home studio sessions and tour footage from SXSW and his European tour this spring. Jae will headline a Warp Records Chicago party this Sunday, July 20th at Primary Nightclub and continues to record his debut album for Warp Records.
“THE HEAT” ON YOUTUBE: http://youtu.be/vI3jU4_vHj0
MARK LANEGAN BAND TO RELEASE ‘NO BELLS ON SUNDAY’ EP
On July 29, 2014, the MARK LANEGAN BAND will release a brand new 5-track EP entitled No Bells on Sunday through Flooded Soil/Vagrant Records in North America. Only 1500 copies of the limited edition EP are being pressed on vinyl and will be available exclusively through the Vagrant Records webstore. Fans in the U.S. and Canada can pre-order the EP beginning today here: http://smarturl.it/nobellsonsunday
LUTAN FYAH AND LADY VIRTUE MAKE A HOME IN NEW SONG
Barbadian Reggae singer Lady Virtue and Jamaican Reggae Star Lutan Fyah have joined forces for their new song A House is Not a Home. Known for her collaboration with Luciano called Tek Di Pressure Off, Virtue is delving deeper into the reggae genre;; racking up quality tracks with some of the best in the music.
THE MACHINE COMING TO SALISBURY, MA
THE MACHINE, America’s top Pink Floyd show, will perform at The Blue Ocean Music Hall on Friday, August 1st at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $25.00 for reserved seating and $29.00 for VIP Gold Cirlce. The venue is located at 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, MA 01952.
For more information: http://www.blueoceanhall.com/ or call 978-462-5888.
The Machine has forged a 25 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. They have also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, Buffalo’s Artpark, and Germany’s Rock of Ages.
NEW SINGLE BY HE IS LEGEND
The swampy rock band He Is Legend has teamed up with AbsolutePunk.net to premiere a brand new song called “ABRACADABRA.” The track is off their new album Heavy Fruit which 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).
NEW VIDEO BY THE ZILIS
Check out Ontario-based Americana rockers The Zilis! The band just premiered their new video for “Trumpets of the Tide” on Folk Radio UK. Click HERE to check it out. Drawing influences from bands like Dr. Dog, The Avett Brothers and The Vines, the trio blends roots rock with shades of blues and folk. They have been featured on the Canadian television show disBAND and have opened for renowned artists like Bon Jovi, Kiss and The Sheepdogs. The Zilis will embark on their “Give Me Liberty!” US tour later this summer.
NEW SINGLE BY HARTS
Harts is readying his debut album for release after returning from Minneapolis where he spent time jamming with Prince at Paisley Park Studios, receiving an invitation from Prince himself.
The first two singles off the album, “Leavn It All Behind” and “Lovers In Bloom,” landed radio play worldwide. In Australia on Triple J and Unearthed, in the UK on BBC 6 and Amazing Radio, US on College Radio, and Europe on Radio 3 Spain and France Inter Radio. The tracks also received a number of blog features (reaching #30 on Hype Machine), and a TV sync on French Late Night program “Le Grand Journal”.
NEW VIDEO BY TRANSISTORS
Rangiora (New Zealand) heroes Transistors have released the new video for the track “Professional” – taken from their album “Is This Anything?”. With all this talk in the music industry about bands needing to up their game, Transistors have created a useful ‘how to’ guide for playing a music industry showcase. Watch and learn.
A statement from the band reads “we are a professional band. This is us being professional at a professionally organised show attended by industry professionals.”
SEAN O’NEILL RELEASES HIS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO
Australian born, London residing musician Sean O’Neill is a man of many talents, instrumentally to be precise. The singer/songwriter plays the guitar, piano, and also the hammond organ. He has been compared to artists such as Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens, Justin Vernon, and Ásgeir, due to his heartfelt vocals backed by strummed guitar & an eclectic mix of sounds.
NEW ALBUM BY MODEST MIDGET
Multi-Polar Music & Modest Midget are THRILLED to announce the release of Crysis, September 28th this year. Produced by Lonny (Lionel) Ziblat – singer, guitarist, composer and front-man of the group – this new album illustrates life, portrayed as a cycle consisting of several inner cycles. Each time that such a cycle ends, another one starts, and these movements are often frightening, painful and traumatic, but they also offer a chance for change and for growth. Joining forces in the line-up are Tristan Hupe (keyboards), Maarten Bakker (bass guitar / keyboards) & Willem Smid (drums). Like in the case of the 1st album, the group is supported by a reinforcement of top guest musicians.
The recording of the album commenced in December 2012, right about the time that the world was supposed to end (at least according to some). In the midst of historic, economic, social and climatic upheaval, Modest Midget reflect their own interpretation of different occasions and experiences that play a role in our lives. Delivering their message through this concept album they wish to celebrate the diversity of different chapters and moods which eventually constitute an individual’s life.
THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH LAUNCHES “BORN THIS WAY”
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH launches its debut radio single, “Born This Way,” from the band’s first new studio album in over two years, OXYGEN:INHALE. The single goes for radio adds July 22 as the album is set to release independently worldwide Aug. 26 on TFK Music and with marketing, sales and distribution through Fuel Music.
Premiering on Loudwire.com today at: http://loudwire.com/thousand-foot-krutch-born-this-way-exclusive-song-premiere
BRODINSKI REMIXES “GULLY”
Check out this new Spank Rock “Gully” remix by Brodinski. It’s a dark, forward-thinking tech house version of his seedy summer anthem and it’s ready for the night. You might remember Brodinski from his production credits on Yezzus.
THE BOTS DEBUT ALBUM + NEW SINGLE
Los Angeles sibling duo, The Bots (Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei), will release Pink Palms, their long-awaited debut full-length album, on October 14th via FADER Label. The album, recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Justin Warfield, with additional production by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, brings together the veracity of garage punk while paying homage to the American Blues tradition. Pink Palms was mixed by Michael Patterson (Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Haim, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters).
“While a lot of different music we were listening to inspired this album, it was the time in the studio we spent together writing and creating that had the biggest impact on Pink Palms,” said Anaiah.
BOOKA SHADE / BEATPORT REMIX COMPETITION
For all the Booka Shade fans our there, if you’re ready to make your mark in Beatport’s latest Play remix competition, then now’s the time to rework Booka Shade’s haunting tech-house fantasy ‘Love Drug’ featuring singer Fritz Helder. Enter this Play contest by August 4 for your chance to win a Pointblank Pro producer course and an official release on Blaufield/Embassy One.
Enter here: http://btprt.dj/1seJkEC
CHERRYTREE PRESENTS CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH SIR SLY & WOLF GANG
Cherrytree Records artists SIR SLY and WOLF GANG have announced a co-headline tour with support from New York’s SECRET SOMEONES. The “Cherrytree Presents” month-long US tour kicks off in Dallas, TX at Club Dada on August 25 and makes stops in New York City and Chicago, before closing out with a show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on September 29. Tickets go on sale Friday July 18th at 10am local times.
Fans who purchase the exclusive “Cherrytree Presents” Tour Bundle will receive a ticket to the show in their city, access to a special meet and greet with the artists, choice of early album pre-order by SIR SLY or WOLF GANG, instant MP3 downloads, and a limited edition Cherrytree tour poster.
SHY BOYS SHARE “FOLLOW THE LEADER”
Our favorite landlocked DIY outfit Shy Boys is back with a fresh 7″ entitled 45, available digitally today, July 15, 2014 courtesy of High Dive Records followed by a physical vinyl release of the 7″ on August 26, 2014. The limited edition pressing is the follow up to their critically acclaimed S/T debut LP released earlier this year. To get things going the band is streaming the ever-so-awesome B-side “Follow the Leader”. Didn’t get your fix? Catch the band live on their upcoming dates highlighted by performances with Starfucker, Craft Spells, Cotton Jones and many more.
ZOLA JESUS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TRAILER
Zola Jesus has revealed more details, including cover art and tracklisting for her forthcoming album, ‘Taiga’, out October 7th, 2014 on Mute. Select US performances begin in San Francisco on October 8th, hitting major US cities before she heads to Europe, making stops in the U.K, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and Belgium. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 18th and will be available at www.zolajesus.com.
AJR TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
Emerging pop trio AJR, who is on the verge of becoming one of the biggest and brightest new bands of 2014, will release their full-length debut Living Room on September 30 (AJR Productions/Warner Bros. Records). The 13-track album, which was written, recorded and produced by the band themselves in the living room of their New York City apartment, will feature the hit single “I’m Ready,” an infectious track that is rapidly climbing the Top 40 charts, currently at #29 with over 375k singles sold and 3.75 million YouTube views. AJR is set to appear on NBC’s The Today Show on July 29.