JESUS ON THE MAINLINE RELEASE NEW SINGLE
This fifteen-piece jam band blends blues, jazz and funk for a larger-than-life, soul-stomping sound reminiscent of rock greats like The Black Crowes and Joe Cocker. The NYC-based musical collective is famous for their improvisational live shows. Front man Andrew Neesly has played at famous venues like Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Apollo Theatre and The Jazz Standard.
BOY/FRIEND REVEALS NEW MUSIC
To gear up for the release of his upcoming EP Low Key on Betteryet Recordings, NYC’s R&B artist BOY/FRIEND reveals new music, including his brand new single “I Do That” featuring THENEWDEAL’s Jason Scott and produced by MNTN.
KENDALL SCHMIDT TO PLAY LIVE ON STAGEIT
Kendall Schmidt has toured the world over to perform for his fans but on Sunday, July 27th, he will use Stageit (an online venue where artists perform live, interactive shows directly from a laptop) to invite his fans into his home. Kendall’s Stageit appearance will include live performances of songs from his forthcoming album with band Heffron Drive, as well as a question and answer session.
A limited number of tickets will be released for this very exclusive event. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/HDonStageit.
“I’m always looking for new ways to connect with my fans,” said Schmidt, “With Stageit’s unique platform, I can engage with them in a more intimate way, performing from my own home studio where much of the music was created. I’m really looking forward to the show – it promises to be a great experience!”
BRUNO MARS ANNOUNCES NEW SPECIAL GUESTS
Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars is proud to announce that he will be accompanied by an array of stellar support acts on selected dates of his “Moonshine Jungle World Tour,” including Aloe Blacc, Bebe Rexha, and chart-topping Afro/Norwegian pop duo Nico & Vinz. Representatives for Pharrell Williams confirm that the producer/songwriter will no longer appear as special guest on the scheduled Canadian dates due to a personal conflict. The blockbuster 155-date trek is currently lighting up arenas and amphitheaters across North America, with sold out shows continuing through mid-August (see attached itinerary). In addition, the GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter/producer performed two sold out shows at the World’s Most Famous Arena, New York City’s Madison Square Garden, on July 14th and 15th. For complete tour details and ticket availability, please visit www.brunomars.com/moonshinejungletour.
NEW SINGLE BY WAXLIMBS
Toronto electronic musician Waxlimbs is known for his exploratory ways, and now the man also called Alex Metcalfe has offered a new glimpse of his inventive output with a single containing the tracks “Spots” and “Breathing.”
“Spots” overlays rat-a-tatting drum machines with synth textures that shift between moodily atmospheric and harshly in-your-face. The five-and-a-half-minute track incorporates darkly dramatic vocals from Mash and squalling synth breaks. On the flip, “Breathing” features Isabella Davis and is a little more laid back with its hazily drifting grooves and soothing coos.
Words by: Alex Hudson via Exclaim – http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/waxlimbs-spots_breathing
YAEL MEYER VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK
From her birthplace in Santiago, Chile, to a scholarship at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Yael Meyer’s music reflects her eclectic background; an amalgamation of folk rock, her parents’ record collection and the exotic sounds of her homeland. Yael Meyer will release her third album, Warrior Heart via KLI Records on Sept 16, 2014.
CHELSEA GRIN RELEASES VIDEO FOR “CLOCKWORK”
Chelsea Grin’s new studio album Ashes To Ashes (released via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie) charged onto the charts this week debuting at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 10,100 units sold in its first week of release. This marks Chelsea Grin’s highest career charting debut and also their biggest U.S. sales week. The album also enters on a number of other Billboard charts including #4 at Hard Music, #8 at Rock and #16 at Digital.
T-PAIN ANNOUNCES “DRANKIN PATNA” HEADLINING SUMMER TOUR
2x Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling Nappyboy/RCA recording artist T-PAIN announced today that he will headline this summer’s “Drankin Patna” U.S. tour. Presented by Moskato Life, the “Drankin Patna” tour kicks off on August 11th in Orlando, Fl., and concludes on August 27th in Chicago, IL. Tickets are on sale now and are available via www.t-pain.net.
NEW SINGLE BY MARC E BASSY
Have you ever sheepishly gone back to an ex-lover because the nookie was too good to resist? Ah yes, we’ve all been guilty of the relapse. And so have Future RnB singer Marc E. Bassy and Iamsu! from HBK Gang, who teamed up for this loosie that’s titled just that: “Relapse.” Detailing his addiction to good lovin’ long after the relationship has faltered, Marc acknowledges, “this song came from the realest of experiences. I ended up sticking with the habit, couldn’t shake her.”
Read the Billboard premiere:
JAMES RETURN WITH STUNNING NEW ALBUM + “MOVING ON”
UK’s finest Manchester band James are making a welcomed return with their impressive new album ‘La Petite Mort’, which hits stores nationwide and all digital platforms on September 16th via BMG.
Formed in 1982 and first signed to the infamous Factory Records, James are, without doubt, one of the UK’s most influential Brit-pop bands of our time. With a prestigious career that spans over 30 years and includes 12 studio albums and 12 millions records sold worldwide, James hold countless notable musicians as fans who speak highly of the their artistry and songwriting, including Michael Stipe, Chris Martin, Noel Gallagher and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry who claims their 1994 release Wah Wah “changed how I listened to music. And expanded my idea of what collective/group artistic processes could be.”
NEW SINGLE BY MERCURE DIOR
MerCure immigrated to Maryland from Italy when he was only four years old, and it wasn’t long before his musical abilities surfaced. As a child, he played multiple instruments, wrote raps, and was producing his own beats by the age of nine. MerCure’s rich musical heritage includes two uncles who not only were credited with inspiring songs for James Brown and Michael Jackson, but also were influences of the Bendskin (Cameroon’s unique blend of pop & hip-hop) element in MerCure’s music. MerCure’s international background allows him to bridge cultural gaps and connect with audiences overseas, while his passion for hip-hop helped him find his niche in his hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland.
Check out the Okayplayer premiere:
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “HANDY”
He’s so handy – everyone says so! “Weird Al” Yankovic shows off his skill set with a tool set in this parody of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.”
BEEDA WEEDA NEW VIDEO ON NOISEY
“Welcome to Gas City/revolvers, fully’s and semi’s” invites Beeda Weeda in “Gas City,” the video from his upcoming album, Too $hort Presents: Beeda Weeda’s Bass Rock Babies, due August 19th. First popularized by DB Tha General from his underground hit “Gas,” the term has become synonymous with Oakland to mean two things: going hard and guns.
Read NOISEY’s premiere of the video here: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/meet-beeda-weeda-and-big-hud
THE CLEAN’S HAMISH KILGOUR TO RELEASE FIRST EVER SOLO ALBUM + SINGLE
Hamish Kilgour, a founding member of both The Clean and The Mad Scene, has never released a proper solo album of his own, until now.
All Of It And Nothing is an ode to the power of jangle, highlighting Kilgour’s innate ability to both gleam the melodic cube and let the choogle of a chord progression ride itself to greatness. Recorded in collaboration with Gary Olson, who recorded the album at his Marlborough Farms studio, accompanied Kilgour on some songs and took part in songwriting, the album carries a distinct hushed intimacy, full of soft-spoken phrases and light guitar play, which belies the power of the music it provides.
Hear “Crazy Radiance” off Hamish Kilgour’s upcoming album:
NEW VIDEO BY MUSS
Ivory Coast’s hottest rapper, MUSS, collaborates with Jamaican star NYANDA (from Brick & Lace), on the BLACKLION produced single,You Got Me Good. Filmed in Miami, You Got Me Good’s Music Video is guaranteed to entertain with its Bonnie and Clyde theme.
NEW VIDEO OUT BY AMATIVE
Ohio natives AMATIVE, have released a music video for the single “Selfish Desires” off their debut EP, Flatlined, which is available on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/flatlined-ep/id860670299
Underthegunreview.net premiered the video earlier today at:
NEW VIDEO BY DREAM STRETCHER
Los Angeles based electronic duo, Dream Stretcher, create ambient bass-driven beats mixed with rich vocals and ethereal harmonies that bring dream pop and chillwave together in a new yet familiar way.
Classically-trained drummer/pianist, Clinton Van Arnam and LA singer/songwriter, Melanie deJesus, formed Dream Stretcher in the fall of 2012 only a short time after Clinton left his hometown in New Mexico for the more diverse landscape of the LA music scene. A chance meeting brought the two together after discovering a mutual affinity for a wide range of influences from Beach House, Nicolas Jaar, and Sigur Ros to more undiscovered chillwave producers such as Evenings, MMOTHS, and Balam Acab as well as classical and contemporary pianists; all of which are sources of inspiration for them as they continue to write and evolve.
NEW VIDEO BY THE KOOKS
VEVO has premiered the new live music video for “Bad Habit” by The Kooks today. “Bad Habit” is one track from The Kooks’ anticipated new album, Listen, out September 2nd via Astralwerks, and available now for pre-order via iTunes and the band’s website. All pre-orders of the album will get an immediate download of “Bad Habit,” which follows the release of previous songs “Down” and “Around Town.” Watch the “Bad Habit” video at the link below:
IMMINENCE RECORDS SIGN DIGITALIFE + “FALSE UTOPIA”
Imminence Records are pleased to announce that they have signed Argentinean outfit Digitalife. The band has been putting in countless amount of blood, sweat, and tears in the South American scene since 2007 when they initially formed playing industrial metalcore. After three members left, keyboardist Victor Hugo recruited the current lineup that now played electronica metalcore. Victor had this to say on the signing, “We are very excited and thrilled to join the Imminence family, home of a great roster of great underground bands. Since we are from Argentina our lyrics are in Spanish, but our message is for everyone who is willing to listen.”
BRAID PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BANG” WITH USA TODAY
Braid is currently making Midwest and east coast appearances in support of No Coast. Continuing with two album release shows in Chicago, IL on Sunday, July 20 at Township, the tour will hit additional markets such as Asbury Park, NJ on Wednesday, July 23, Boston, MA on Thursday, July 24, Washington DC on Friday, July 25, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, July 26 and culminate in a performance in Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, July 27.
CHRIS ADLER ENTERS THE RESTAURANT BIZ
Metalheads know that heavy metal and whiskey go hand-in-hand. So, it comes as no surprise that Chris Adler of LAMB OF GOD – heralded drummer for one of the biggest metal bands in the biz – is proudly announcing his new partnership with Richmond-restaurant owner Will “Mac” McCormack to open the Big Whisky Grill near the West End of Richmond, VA!
The original Whisky Grill is located in the Richmond Fan District but is too small to accommodate their growing demand. Adler and McCormack’s brand new Big Whisky Grill will hold up to 600 people – making this a perfect location to visit on your next heavy metal road trip!
BARENAKED LADIES PREMIERE NEW VIDEO “DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD”
Barenaked Ladies, the award-winning platinum-selling pride of Canada and beyond, have unveiled a new video for “Did I Say That Out Loud” from the band’s most recent album Grinning Streak. The video, produced by Rooster Teeth and featuring Gavin Free (“The SloMo Guys”) and Meg Turney (hose of “You Know”), is an eye-rolling extravaganza on the pitfalls and perils of modern social media. It premiered today on Daily Dot but can now be seen on the band’s website – http://barenakedladies.com/news/218473.
LIL WAAH NEW SINGLE
It should come as no surprise that Lil Waah has been performing since he was two years old. After all, Lil Waah was born into a “Hip-Hop Royal Family” with a serious pedigree, which includes his father (Waah Dean), his uncle (Dee Dean) and his aunt (Chivon Dean) all co-founders of the Ruff Ryders enterprise of companies and all played integral roles in launching the careers of DMX, The Lox, Eve, Swizz Beatz, Cassidy and solo releases from all three members of The Lox. At its pinnacle, Ruff Ryders would also go on to release five label compilation projects over the course of a decade; and included 1 Platinum and billboard topping release and 2 projects that went Gold and made debuts on Billboards Top 5 chart.
Link to Allhiphop.com Premiere:
PALOMA FAITH RELEASES NEW TRACK AND VIDEO WITH SIGMA
The follow-up to Paloma Faith’s double-platinum US debut, 2012’s “Fall To Grace,” “A Perfect Contradiction” features contributions from Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, Diane Warren, Plan B, Stewart Matthewman and Mr Hudson. Many of the collaborators actively courted Paloma, with Pharrell approaching her at the Met Gala, and Diane Warren calling to ask Paloma to listen to a song she had written with her in mind. The Hackney bombshell has already run with the Olympic torch and has both Jools Holland and Graham Norton weak in the knees – just wait. Just you wait.
NEW EP BY CLINTON SPARKS
You definitely know the work of Clinton Sparks. The much sought after producer, mixtape pioneer and DJ has worked with the likes of Kanye West, Beyoncé, Pharrell, Ludacris, Fall Out Boy, Puff Daddy and Trey Songz amongst many others. Rolling Stone named him one of the top 10 mixtape artists, and USA Today dubbed him one of the top 7 DJ’s in the world. Clinton will finally step out on his own next month with the genre bending upcoming EP, ICONoclast, set to hit iTunes and all digital service providers via Photo Finish/Republic Records on August 12th.
GLORIA ESTEFAN RETURNS TO HOLLYWOOD BOWL JULY 25th & 26th
Seven-time Grammy award-winning, singer/songwriter and actress, Gloria Estefan, returns to the Hollywood Bowl as part of Gustavo Dudamel’s signature festival, Americas and Americans in a two-day event on July 25 & 26. This is the first time Estefan returns to the Hollywood Bowl after being inducted in the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2011. These are Estefan’s only scheduled live performances this year. Estefan will be performing songs from her Grammy-nominated CD, The Standards.
Tickets are on sale now at www.HollywoodBowl.com. For more information, please call 323.850.2000
NEW VIDEO BY KORRY DEEZ
‘Pilin’ Papers’ is not about foolishly spending money, but is more about generating interest and attention by being the best at what you do. To do so, Korry Deez teams up with one of Toronto’s most dangerous emcees, SepTo, to deliver the funk right to your doorstep with ‘Pilin’ Papers’. Get your paper!
RUTHANN FRIEDMAN VIDEO “CHINATOWN”
Enigmatic Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Ruthann Friedman is releasing her first new recordings in over 40 years, titled Chinatown. The new album was produced by bassist John Muller at his home studio and mixed at Jackson Browne’s studio and special guests include Van Dyke Parks. Chinatown is being released by Wolfgang Records distributed by Light in the Attic. She’s just released a video for the title track which I hope you’ll enjoy and consider posting if that’d be appropriate. I do hope you’ll consider covering via feature or album review. Let me know if you need the music. there’s been some great pre-release coverage and I include a sampling below.
NEW VIDEO BY DENA
DENA, the Bulgarian-born, Berlin-based rapper and priestess of Cash, Diamond Rings and Swimming Pools, swoops in like a refreshing cold front with her latest, longingly blue-hued, video for “Summer Doesn’t Mean A Thing”. The icy visuals from Adi Putra align seamlessly with the the tracks’ pangs of lost love and melancholy.
STREAM FOZZY’S NEW ALBUM
Fozzy’s new studio album Do You Wanna Start A War is now streaming exclusively on Yahoo! Music:
IT PREVAILS POSTS NEW SINGLE
It Prevails have premiered “Glimpse”, the first taste of new music from the band’s upcoming album ‘Perdition’.
Fans can listen to the song at http://youtu.be/cNPt2rWqdQg.
“Glimpse is a track that we feel offers a look at the whole spectrum of sounds and moods we created on this album.” vocalist Ian Fike stated. “Like a lot of subject matter on this record, Glimpse holds lyrics pertaining to finding a way out of the dark places in life. Self reflection and struggling to overcome personal demons.”
SPOON DEBUTS NEW VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE “DO YOU”
Spoon has unveiled its eerie and destructive new video for They Want My Soul’s lead single, “Do You”. Directed by Hiro Murai, the video features a bandaged and semi-shellshocked Britt Daniel as he cruises through a city under siege…but under siege from what? The video is the 20th installment of Urban Outfitters’ UO Music Video Series. They Want My Soul will be released by Loma Vista Recordings on August 5.
BEST OF LIL WAYNE BY DJ DAVE DOLLA
DJ Dave Dolla is back with a new mix. Not too long ago, one of the hardest working artists in the game had a special moment to celebrate. He goes by the name Lil Wayne. 10 years ago, the classic album “Tha Carter” was first released to the world to hear. ‘Til this day, its one of the best projects put together by the Cash Money representative. To commemorate Wayne on all his hard work, DJ Dave Dolla put together yet another classic mix.
NEW VIDEO BY SWOOPE “LSD”
Another member from the W.L.A.K. crew is set to release an album via Collision Records. Swoope recently wrapped up recording his latest release Sinema. Sinema is his third project and features the single & video “LSD” featuring Christon Gray.
LSD Music Video
The album features fellow W.L.A.K. members in addition to Tedashii, J.R., Sho Baraka, Propaganda, Tragic Hero, JGivens, Yaves Ellis, John Givez, Natalie Sims, and Denise Powell.
NEW VIDEO BY LIZZLE “2 EZ”
DJ Whoo Kid and Thraxxx proudly presents Lizzle’s new music video for “2 EZ.” Lizzle garnered major nationwide buzz after the release of the hit single “Too” with Que and Trey Songz. He’s now back with another club anthem from his recently released mixtape Thraxxx Fifth Avenue hosted by the legendary DJ Whoo Kid.
The Chop N Shoot Films directed visual “2 EZ” is the third single Lizzle’s highly acclaimed project Thraxxx Firth Avenue.
Watch “2 EZ” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj2o_xhFTwE
LUSCIOUS JACKSON FIRST EVER BROOKLYN SHOW
Luscious Jackson will finally play its first show in the borough that the band’s Jill Cunniff and Gabby Glaser call home. The triumphant roll that began with the release of the Magic Hour album last fall continues with a November 22 date at the Bell House in Brooklyn.
Tickets are on sale Friday, July 25 at 10am EST. For more information, visit http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/639741?utm_medium=bks.