UNCLE KRACKER ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE “ENDLESSLY”
Multi-platinum singer and songwriter UNCLE KRACKER returns with his brand new single “Endlessly”. The new track is available on iTunes (Link Here) and other digital retailers today via LAVA/Republic Records.
This song is special for UNCLE KRACKER as it finds him once again partnering with his first label home LAVA as well as longtime friend and C.E.O. Jason Flom. On “Endlessly,” UNCLE KRACKER incorporates a dash of country in the same vein as his last album, 2012’s Midnight Special, while wholeheartedly embracing that infectious pop style fans have known and loved for over a decade. Coupling soft piano, acoustic guitars, and a sweet, soaring refrain, the track remains heartfelt through and through.
DRY THE RIVER NEW VIDEO
UK indie-rockers Dry the River will release their anticipated sophomore album, Alarms in the Heart on August 25th 2014 via Transgressive Records/PIAS. As the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut Shallow Bed, the new album features a more expansive, bold, and cohesive sound to mark an undeniable step up in both diversity and volume. Today, Paste Magazine premiered the new video for “Everlasting Light,” directed by Jake Dypka, and called it “artfully shot with bursts of color over a pop-fueled beat.” Watch the video HERE.
NEW ONE REPUBLIC SINGLE
School Boy/Interscope Records will release the soundtrack to The Weinstein Company’s highly anticipated film THE GIVER. The Giver: Music Collection will be released August 5th on School Boy/Interscope Records and includes “Ordinary Human,” a new song by OneRepublic which was written specifically for the film. Pre-order for the soundtrack begins today, July 22nd, and fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of “Ordinary Human.”
Watch the lyric video for OneRepublic’s “Ordinary Human”
STEVE ANGELLO ‘WASTED LOVE’ FEATURING DOUGY FROM THE TEMPER TRAP
Dance music innovator and globally acclaimed producer/DJ, Steve Angello, has launched the first official single from his upcoming solo album. ‘Wasted Love’ featuring Dougy from The Temper Trap is available today at all DSPs. Angello recently debuted the song to his fans during a massive performance at the UK’s famed T in the Park festival, and the song is already receiving early critical acclaim. MTV praised the track for “mixing Angello’s signature EDM with Dougy’s hypnotic vocals,” while BBC Newsbeat commended its “melodic, instrumental dance music sound.”
RÜFÜS DU SOL TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM + “IMAGINARY AIR”
Australian Indie-house trio RÜFÜS DU SOL will release their debut album, ‘ATLAS,’ on August 25. The album, which debuted at #1 on the official Australian ARIA chart upon its release and is now certified Gold there, is available for pre-order now HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive five instant downloads, including new track “Imaginary Air.” Praised as “sublime” for its “ambient sounds” by the U.K.’s Birmingham Mail, fans can check out “Imaginary Air.”
TWO NEW VIDEOS BY VOGUE DOTS
Dream pop duo Vogue Dots have released two new videos, both premiering today via Exclaim! Watch them both. The video for “Skinny Thing” – the lead single from the duo’s debut EP, Toska – juxtaposes singer Babette Hayward’s silhouette against a backdrop of Toronto’s Chinatown and rural highway landscapes. The video for “Mercy” is a live performance captured for a recent Indica Session and features the duo backed a drummer and a guitarist.
EXCLUSIVE MACHINE GUN KELLY INTERVIEW
In what could be considered his most personal interview to date, I sit down with Machine Gun Kelly before his show at The Fillmore Detroit to discuss his troubled past (“I usually don’t talk about that shit.”), some of his earliest encounters with rap, the impact he’s had on his cult-like fan base (a term I don’t use loosely), and a whole lot more! Get to know the more inspirational side of hip-hop’s “Wild Boy.”
MADI DIAZ POST “STAY TOGETHER”
Following the releases of lead single “Stay Together” and “The Other Side EP,” Madi Diaz announces the release of her Nettwerk debut, Phantom, on September 30. Madi will celebrate by joining X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons on their “Into The Jungle” US tour, starting that same day (Sept 30) at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade. A full list of dates is below.
Hear Lead Single “Stay Together” Here:
Phantom was recorded in Madi’s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album’s 11 tracks expand upon Madi’s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars. Underneath the effervescent pop, her lyrics reveal an emotional through line.
MPULSE POSTS “ODE TO HOVA”
On Ode To Hova, Mpulse goes jackin’ for beats style over some of his (and the rest of the worlds) favorite Jay Z songs. It is 4 minutes of Mpulse showing he has what it takes to flow and rhyme with the best of them. Anybody who appreciates good Hip Hop will be entertained and impressed by what the young Chicago emcee is capable of.
Mpulse is currently finishing his free album, “Be Incredible”, that he will be releasing in August. He promises a sound unlike anything else that is being released. He will have no features, and he has worked with a strict handful of producers (that he has close working relationships with) to ensure that every record is genuine and of the highest quality.
BLXPLTN NEW SINGLE “START FIRES”
BLXPLTN (Blaxploitation) is overtaking the scene with their twisted shrieks, power beats, and devil-may-care attitude. Landing on the Afropunk and Red Bull Sound Select lineups, playing at SXSW’s 2014 official showcase, rocking alongside The Mars Volta’s Ikey Owens, and opening for …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, BLXPLTN has become one of the quickest up-and-comers in their hometown of Austin, TX.
ATLANTIC RECORDS AND TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES GET “SHELL SHOCKED”
Atlantic Records has announced the release of Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign (Feat. Kill The Noise & Madsonik) “Shell Shocked,” the first single from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ upcoming motion picture, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. The track – produced by Madsonik (a.k.a. acclaimed film composer Brian Tyler) & Kill the Noise (Skrillex, Duck Sauce, Korn) premiered on Complex.com and is available today at all leading digital providers; TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES arrives in theatres nationwide on Friday, August 8th.
Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign (Ft. Kill The Noise & Madsonik) “Shell Shocked”
“[Paramount] heard about how big of a fan I was of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their whole legacy,” says Wiz Khalifa. “I actually have Donatello tattooed on my leg, so when they asked me to do it, just being a fan and being a musician, it made sense. In my generation, I think everyone who listens to me loves the Turtles as much as I do, so it just made sense.”
ARTS ALLIANCE TO BRING ONE DIRECTION’S EPIC ‘WHERE WE ARE’ TOUR EXPERIENCE TO CINEMAS
Arts Alliance announce a deal with Syco, Modest! and Sony Music Entertainment to bring global music phenomenon One Direction to cinemas worldwide for just one weekend on October 11th and 12th , 2014, giving fans the chance to see the live show on the big screen for the very first time.
Currently in the midst of the epic 69-date ‘Where We Are’ global tour, One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film will give fans the opportunity to join the world’s biggest band on stage for the One Direction concert experience.
Tickets for the screenings will go on sale July 28th, 2014. More information including locations of the film screenings and other exciting reveals will be released in the coming weeks via the film website at www.1Dconcertfilm.com and on the official One Direction social channels and follow the film using the official hashtag #1DWWAFilm
ALEX METRIC ANNOUNCES “HEART WEIGHS A TON”
Equally adept at grinding out hard-hitting techno as he is reworking bona-fide popstars, Alex Metric has consistently showcased a versatility and depth throughout his career which shows no sign of slowing down with the release of ‘Heart Weighs A Ton’ out August 5th via OWSLA/Big Beat. The track combines the best of both worlds: retaining enough bite for the club while offering up a huge chorus aimed squarely at the charts. It’s an unashamedly epic track, with a big house piano riff holding the rhythm down, before a mammoth line cascades over the vocal hook from UK-via-Sweden singer Stefan Storm.
LATE GUEST AT THE PARTY PREMIERE BRAND NEW VIDEO
With praise from Bullet, SPIN, Impose Magazine, Vulture AU, The Deli Magazine NYC, Baeble and more, the group is known for combining elements from different genres. They’ve always been able to cross several geographical and musical borders with their unique sound made of well-read electro lashes, engaging beats, and catchy anthems, all permeated by a peculiar r’n’r DNA and 90’s brit-pop / rave hints.
JUDGE DA BOSS SINGLE “HELL YEAH”
The bubbling Hip Hop artist out of Phoenix, AZ Judge Da Boss signs to Grammy-Nominated producer SalaAM ReMi’s Louder Than Life/Sony Music and announces the release of his single “Hell Yeah” on iTunes today. Commenting on the signing, SalaAM ReMi states, “Judge Da Boss is one of the freshest artist I’ve seen in years. I’m excited to begin our journey together. Big things to come #HellYeahJDB.”
“Hell Yeah” is being serviced to mixshow radio this week and can be streamed on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/judgedaboss/hell-yeah
HILARY DUFF SIGNS TO RCA RECORDS
RCA Records. Her first single “Chasing the Sun”, written by Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves and Toby Gad and produced by Toby Gad, will be available at all digital music providers on July 29th. The single is available for pre-order now. The music video for “Chasing the Sun” will also premiere on VEVO on the same date.
Says Duff, “I couldn’t be more excited to join the RCA family! I love my team there and feel so lucky to be in the company of their talented artists. I came to them with my vision for the album and it has been a real labor of love, but something I am so proud of. ‘Chasing The Sun’ is just a peek into my new album. I’ve worked very hard and the album is a great representation of the experiences I’ve had in my life and where I want to go from here!”
NEW SINGLE BY VATO GONZALEZ
Dirty house pioneer Vato Gonzalez offers no apologies if his latest version of riddim incites a riot. With “Monkey Riddim,” Vato Gonzalez returns to the big-room he helped build with aggressive synth work, raspy vocal samples from the same person who provided the sample for Martin Garrix’s “Animals,” and a little help from Tjen. Already receiving support from industry titans including Hardwell, W&W, Sander Van Doorn, Nicky Romero, Danny Howard and Tommy Trash, “Murda Dem” is shaping up to be a surefire summer sizzler.
JAMIE SCOTT SOLO ALBUM
Jamie Scott, the hit songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will make his solo debut this year on Virgin Records with the digital release of his album, My Hurricane on October 7th.
Over the last half-decade, in between writing and producing for hitmakers like One Direction (“Story of my Life,” “You & I,” “More Than This”), Christina Perri featuring Ed Sheeran, Ron Sexsmith, Enrique Iglesias, Marsha Ambrosius and making waves with his Northern soul/indie-pop project Graffiti6 – singer/songwriter Jamie Scott began working on a batch of intensely personal songs sparked by his recently becoming a father and husband. Now with his new solo record, Scott has brought those songs together to create an album that’s unabashedly emotional but gracefully sophisticated in both its lush and lovely, ’70s-folk-rock-influenced sound and intimate storytelling of an autographically inspired couple.
REVOLVER MAGAZINE PREMIERES NEW ILL NIÑO VIDEO
Till Death, La Familia , the eagerly-anticipated new album from rock stalwarts ILL NIÑO is available TODAY! Revolver Magazine proudly presents the video for the first single, “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow”. Considered to be the band’s most daring and expressive material to date, ILL NIÑO delivers eleven blistering tracks, certain to satisfy old-school fans and capture the front lines of the hard rock community.
PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL 2014
Announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in September with 11 weekly programs featuring classic Broadway hits, music from around the country and a theater performance by award-winning actor Nathan Lane.
Entering its fourth season, the PBS Arts Fall Festival has become a Friday night fall tradition, reaching more than 33 million viewers since its conception in 2011, and underscoring PBS’ ongoing commitment to giving audiences a front-row seat and a backstage pass to the best of the arts on-air and online. The series will be hosted by Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and accomplished singer Kristin Chenoweth beginning Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
CHRISTOPHER DENNY PREMIERES “WATCH ME SHINE” VIA SPIN
Christopher Denny has a voice that will stop you in your tracks; a fervent Orbison meets Dylan tenor that fills his songs with a tremendous emotional pressure. It’s the voice of a Southern choirboy who attended the church of alcohol, drugs and self-destruction in a failed attempt to deal with his inner pain and conflicts. He has a gift for infusing simple words with raw sentiment and marrying them to haunting melodies that immediately capture your attention. “The album was inspired by my struggles,” Denny says. “The moments in my life that caused me the most hurt and brought me the most beauty. The songs deal with the self-loathing, fear and thoughts of inadequacy we all struggle with, something I call soft suicide.”
BRIAN POUNDS NEW VIDEO
Texan singer-songwriter Brian Pounds is set to make his national debut with his new EP, Strikes and Gutters, which hits the streets on Sept. 2, 2014.
The five-song album is a roots-rock, Americana gem, featuring lyrics that are mature beyond Pounds’ 25 years and warm vocals that are reminiscent of James Taylor’s early 1970s output. “Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die (On My Feet),” which was written in a rundown motel room during a two-week gig in Nevada, is a stark, realistic look at the music industry’s less glamorous aspects, and the playful, sexy “Keep My Hands to Myself” proves that Pounds can write lighthearted material as well. Opening track “Somewhere Maybe Carolina,” which he co-wrote with fellow “The Voice” Season 5 competitor Austin Jenckes, is already a hit: the video of the song has currently accumulated more than 14,000 views on YouTube.
NEW SINGLE BY CHIPPY NONSTOP
Born in Dubai to Indian parents, she grew up in Zambia and was granted Canadian citizenship before settling in Oakland and now Los Angeles. Her personal flair matches that of her music, combining dance, hip-hop, and world sounds to create an individualistic style which granted her opportunities to work with major artists such as Kreayshawn and Major Lazer, as well as Big Baby Ghandi and Main Attrakionz, among others.
Read the EntertainmentWeekly premiere:
SHINES’ LUSH & VIVID “HUSHED” FEATURING K. RAYDIO DEBUTS AT THE MUSIC NINJA
Born in Los Angeles to a family of Bohemian musicians—Jahanshahi’s uncle was member of hardcore punk band The Vandals—he was introduced to a variety of instruments and sounds from the very beginning. This wide-open-genre ethos has influenced his experimental approach to music production. Shines signed with Brooklyn/LA-based label, Color Station in 2013. Mastered by Roman Vail of Grammy nominated Joe Lambert Mastering, Brooklyn, his debut self-titled EP is set to drop on August 5th, 2014.
GOT A GIRL DEBUT ALBUM STREAM NEW ALBUM
Got A Girl’s enthralling debut album, sees Nakamura – whose innumerable, inimitable credits include influential production (Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon, Gorillaz) and membership in such visionary collaborations as Deltron 3030, Lovage, and Handsome Boy Modeling School – cooking up one of the most exuberant sonic confections of his brilliant career, a giddy and impressionistic setting for Winstead’s — known for her work in the films Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, The Spectacular Now, and next seen in Kill the Messenger — sweetly detached vocal delivery and nuanced lyricism.
LIGHTS RETURNS “UP WE GO”
Canada’s acclaimed pop multi-instrumentalist and Juno Award winner Lights is back with her third studio album, Little Machines out on September 23rd via Warner Brothers Records. Little Machines features the first single, “Up We Go.”
FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY ON RAP SENSATION A$AP ROCKY
Noisey.com (VICE’s music channel) announces today the upcoming release of SVDDXNLY, the feature-length documentary on rap sensation A$AP Rocky. The documentary, which was produced and directed by Noisey, will roll out in five parts beginning August 5, 2014.
Noisey today releases the official trailer for the documentary, which premiered as an official selection at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival.
Watch the official trailer for SVDDXNLY on Noisey.com: http://bit.ly/1wWp1cU
NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP SIGNS WILLIAM CLOSE
Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of experimental musician and innovator William Close. Having developed over 100 new types of musical instruments, Close is most recognized for the largest stringed instrument in the world – The Earth Harp. “It’s an instrument unlike anything Bach or Beethoven could have ever imagined,” writes The New York Times (July 2013).
THE BLACK ANGELS VIDEO PREMIERE FOR “THE FLOP”
The Black Angels are excited to announce that their new offering Clear Lake Forest is out now via
Blue Horizon. Clear Lake Forest saw a limited vinyl release on Record Store Day, but the 7-track set sees a much wider release today in a variety of formats, including 12″ clear vinyl, CD and digitally. To celebrate, the band has unveiled a video for “The Flop” today via Noisey.
HUDSON MOHAWKE “CHIMES” SINGLE
A monster moment in Hudson Mohawke sets, the previously unreleased “Chimes” has become a highly anticipated fan favorite. Now the wait to hear the full version is over. Mastered and louder than ever the tune is part of a 4 track EP that also features a hardstyle re-edit from Gammer, and two completely new tracks that showcase the producer’s great versatility. A range of songs that continues to demonstrate that there is no such thing as the “Hudson Mohawke sound”, Ross Birchard continues to defy expectations and reshape the boundaries of hip hop and electronic music, the underground & the mainstream.
Listen to “Chimes” now via soundcloud
GORGON CITY ON NOISEY
Gorgon City strike again with their latest single “Unmissable” off their debt album Sirens, out on October 7th on Capitol/Priority. GC’s lush production and crashing pianos are complimented nicely with Zak Abel’s soulful vocals. Check it out below.
ALEX METRIC ANNOUNCES “HEART WEIGHS A TON”
Equally adept at grinding out hard-hitting techno as he is reworking bona-fide popstars, Alex Metric has consistently showcased a versatility and depth throughout his career which shows no sign of slowing down with the release of ‘Heart Weighs A Ton’ out August 5th via OWSLA/Big Beat. The track combines the best of both worlds: retaining enough bite for the club while offering up a huge chorus aimed squarely at the charts.
WOLFPACK POSTS “SIRENS”
A year after shredding charts with their #1 Beatport smash collaboration “Turn It Up,” Belgian duo Wolfpack are set to break records once again with their genre-bending banger “Sirens.” Featuring UK brother pair Audiotwinz, “Sirens” kicks off with a militant-style rhythmic progression of ominous siren rings then takes a surprising twist into a euphoric big-room buildup before smashing into a woodblock chop breakdown.
PRODUCER/ENGINEER ERIC DAWSON TATE SIGNS TO CROOKED HOUSES
New Haven, CT-based engineer/producer Eric Dawson Tate has signed with Crooked Houses. We are extremely pleased to bring on Eric as our first non-band/artist and look forward to working with him as he embarks upon the next stage of his career.
Eric has worked on albums and film scores including Son Lux’s Lanterns, Carl Testa’s IRIS (in 5.1 surround) and Rian Johnsons’ Looper score with Nathan Johnson. Eric is a student of life and hobbiest chef, mixologist, mechanic, pilot and philanthropist. A talented guitarist, Eric taught himself to play while traveling with his parents through Central America and South Africa doing relief work. He is currently working on several projects including Cindertalk’s debut LP All A Shimmer and we look forward to pairing him with amazing new artists in the future.
TAMEKA ‘TINY’ HARRIS BREAKS HER SILENCE WITH “WHAT YOU GON DO?”
Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Grammy Winning Music and reality star and wife of hit making Hip Hop star TI, is making her return to music with the release of a new song and video, “What You Gon Do?” The release of the single and video on her Pretty Hustle label will strike a cord with the millions of fans who have followed her controversies in the media in recent months. What You Gon Do? is a women’s anthem which draws distinct emotions of women today. The song describes a woman who is struggling in a relationship. In the end she begs the question, WTFYGD? Harris wanted to release a song that is completely relatable to fans who have come to know her through her music and reality shows.
The song is available for purchase on iTunes and will receive an official radio and video push.
Clean link – http://youtu.be/oBGFHJBAKLM
Dirty – http://youtu.be/xQruYG2bu74
CHRIS CLARKE “F WIT THIS” VIDEO
Los Angeles emcee/producer Chris Clarke (son of jazz legend Stanley Clarke) presents the self-directed music video for “F Wit This”, his self-produced single from his new album The Handpicked. The song features Opto, and the video features a collection of Polaroids Chris took of artists throwing up the West Coast hand sign, including Mac Miller, Tyler, The Creator, Madlib, Alchemist, Myka Nyne, Casey Veggies, Flying Lotus, Battlecat, Ras Kass, Bad Lucc, Terrace Martin, Adrian Younge, Raphael Saadiq, Dam-Funk, Taz Arnold and more.
ONLY YOU DEBUT SINGLE
ONLY YOU is the sound of 80s synthpop. The synthesizer-based soundtrack to a movie that never was, or an iconic pop band of the era that hasn’t surfaced until now. It was created in 2012 by producer/songwriter Jonathan Siejka, who, despite other musical endeavors, could not escape his affinity for the catchy melodies and slick production of the period. Dreamy sounds reminiscent of movie scores by the likes of Tangerine Dream and Vangelis are interwoven with the top 40 style of the decade, successfully capturing the spirit of a more innocent time in music.
“The Mirror of Dreams”
NEW SINGLE BY ORENDA FINK
Orenda Fink will release her new album, Blue Dream on August 19 via Saddle Creek. American Songwriter has premiered “Holy Holy” from the album. Orenda said, “I wrote ‘Holy Holy’ when I was mournfully struggling over themes of mortality. How can we love so deeply when we know that all relationships will end in death? And what happens to that love then? These were the questions on my mind, driving me to search my heart for an ounce of transcendence. I literally wept while I was writing it. I feel like the production of the song is an extension of those emotions. Ben Brodin’s swimmy guitars and the angelic voices of Christine Fink and Pearl Boyd perfectly expressed my feelings musically.”
NEW VIDEO BY RISE AGAINST
“Our new video for the song ‘I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore’ encompasses the overwhelming noise of our world and the fatigue we all feel as its witness. This song is a starting point, not an ending point. It’s about the wake-up calls in life that let us know something needs to change.” – Rise Against
“I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” Video Link: http://vevo.ly/v4S77v
FREE ALBUM KID SEAN
Bona Fide is the result of a 4 month project that started in February 2014. The whole album was recorded and mixed by me. Then was mastered by a local engineer/producer, Mike Horn. The Result was an 11 song track Album about love and freeing your mind to the sound of music.
PHARRELL WILLIAMS DEBUTS “COME GET IT BAE” VIDEO ON VEVO
“Beauty has no expiration date,” Pharrell Williams proclaims in his brand new video for his hit single “Come Get It Bae,” featured on his album G I R L. Watch the Luis Cerveró-directed clip, with a special cameo from Miley Cyrus, on VEVO today: http://smarturl.it/CGIBvideo.
JACOB LATIMORE’S NEW VIDEO FOR “HEARTBREAK HEARD AROUND THE WORLD”
Jacob Latimore premieres the video for his new single “Heartbreak Heard Around the World”, the video can now be viewed across Vevo. Check out the video here. The video concept which was inspired by the film “Jumper” anddirected by Erik White was shot in Los Angeles. The single “Heartbreak Heard Around the World” features T-Pain and is available on iTunes now. “Heartbreak Heard Around the World” is produced by Martin Johnson, Shea Taylor and written by Martin Johnson, Shea Taylor and Johntá Austin.