WAR ON WOMEN SIGN TO BRIDGE NINE RECORDS
Baltimore, MD-based co-ed feminist hardcore punk band War On Women are excited to call Bridge Nine Records their new home. The band just finished recording 11 new songs that will be released in early 2015 on their yet-to-be-titled debut full-length.
War On Women formed in 2010 by several veterans of the Baltimore rock scene, including members of AVEC and Liars Academy. Describing their sound as “thrash rock meets riot grrrl”, War On Women write songs too inventive and too loud to be overshadowed by their equally powerful messages. The band’s furious live sets capture all of the brevity and intensity of hardcore punk with another level of lyrical and musical sophistication. War On Women’s songs attack sexist attitudes and institutionalized patriarchy women everywhere still face in the 21st century with humor, intelligence, righteous anger and monster riffs.
ACRE TARN ANNOUNCE DEBUT EP + “THIS ONCE”
Artistic stunners and creative pilgrims, Acre Tarn are an unwaving and unabashed duo borne from the fiery embers of past experiences, bound together with an unnerving love for the innovative and the potential of artistic exploration.
Acre Tarn are the global collective mindset for the creative and the glorious, standing as two people yet representing a voice for a voiceless legion. Enormous sounds swallow up and envelop the listener, allowing deep composition to seep and eventually delve into the mind, less of a daydream prod but more of a call to artistic armament. The power of Acre Tarn to bowl-over fans with their gorgeously soft-yet-infinitely-powerful beats is in leaving disciples gobsmacked, like a feather cutting through concrete.
STEVIE NICKS NEW SOLO CD ‘24 KARAT GOLD – SONGS FROM THE VAULT’
Stevie Nicks will be releasing her highly anticipated new CD ‘24 Karat Gold –Songs From The Vault’ October 7thon Warner Bros., Records which will include never-before seen Polaroid photos taken by Nicks throughout her career. A special Limited Edition Double Vinyl Album will be released on September 29th. Additionally, a Deluxe Photobook CD album will be available for fans, which includes two bonus tracks plus 48 pages of exclusive photos from Nicks’ personal photo collection. Pre orders are available beginning August 5th. The artwork for 24 Karat Gold CD will include never-before-seen Polaroid photos taken by Nicks throughout her career. Produced by Dave Stewart, Waddy Wachtel and Stevie Nicks, the new album was recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles. 24 Karat Gold follows the release of her critically acclaimed 2011 CD “In Your Dreams.”
‘TIL I’M ALIVE’ SHORT FILM
A local bad-ass joins a mischievous vampire to commit a series of crimes. Thier undeniable lust leads him down a road he will never forget, but may regret. Starring Delano Morgan & Keyla Arce. Directed By Jaison Blackrose.
REY PILA “BLAST” SINGLE
Rey Pila has announced they will be supporting Interpol on their upcoming tour, starting September 15 in Vancouver, BC and have been added to this year’s incredible Austin City Limits Festival line up. The Mexico City quartet released a new track, “Blast”, earlier this month, 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.
BUGS IN THE DARK NEW SINGLE “DIRTY”
Punk-infused, apocalyptic art rock trio Bugs in the Dark is a meeting of poetic and musical minds. Drawing inspiration from supergroups, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, PJ Harvey, and Blonde Redhead, the Brooklyn band have made a stamp on the local
New York DIY scene.
VEGAS AND LATTY J RULE ON NEW TRACK
High riding dancehall star Mr. Vegas has released a collab with Latty J, one of the hottest new recruits on the Dancehall Scene, dubbed Who Rule. The track and video, which was released this week is another from Mr. Vegas’ MV Music outfit featuring one of the artistes in his stable.
TRIGGER HIPPY TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM + NEW SINGLE
Trigger Hippy, a powerful soul-infused rock and roll band founded by drummer Steve Gorman (also a founding member of The Black Crowes) will release their self-titled debut album on September 30, 2014 via Rounder Records. Guitar World premiered the track “Rise Up Singing” today. The band includes dual lead vocals from multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne and singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, who also plays guitar and keyboards. Rounding out the group are lead guitarist Tom Bukovac, who co-produced the record with the band, and bassist Nick Govrik.
RAINDEER POST “TATTOO”
Raindeer was formed in Baltimore, MD in 2010 originally as a solo project of Charlie Hughes. After self releasing the first self titled EP, Charlie was joined by a 5 piece band. After extensive shows and touring, Raindeer has shifted into a more collaborative project. Raindeer are currently preparing to release their new album titled “You Look Smashing”.
“Tattoo” – https://soundcloud.com/raindeer/tattoo
CODY SIMPSON JOINS AMERICAN RAG “ALL ACCESS” CAMPAIGN
Pop singing sensation Cody Simpson was announced today as the latest artist to join the American Rag “ALL ACCESS” campaign kicking off July 28 and continuing through November. American Rag, available only at Macy’s, launched the program in February, bringing its customers access to exclusive music, videos, sweepstakes and in-store appearances from some of today’s hottest rising stars. Simpson’s collaboration with ALL ACCESS for American Rag will include everything from social activations to marketing and advertising collateral that will feature Simpson modeling American Rag’s latest looks for the fall season.
“I’m excited to team up with American Rag and connect with my fans through the ALL ACCESS campaign,” said Simpson. “This program is an all-access pass, giving me the opportunity to share music, photos and behind-the-scenes details with my fans, and to even perform and meet them in person. It’s a great mix of fashion and music that they can’t experience anywhere else.”
NEW SINGLE BY K SPARKS
On the latest offering from his September 2nd release, “Vintage Art”, Queens MC K Sparks ventures overseas for production with a catchy beat from French producer Kurser. As is his way, Sparks manages to impart a clear message about the current health of Hip Hop whilst still delivering a song that is undeniably entertaining. These two have good chemisry and should definitely collab more.
“5 on the Black Hand Side” Soundcloud link:
NEW SINGLE BY HE IS LEGEND
He Is Legend furthers their cult following here with the new song “Smoker Scoff” off their upcoming album Heavy Fruit. The track’s murky pre-chorus builds up and instructs you to “inhale, exhale,” before exploding into the very anthemic hook.
Heavy Fruit will be out via Tragic Hero Records on August 19th and marks the band’s first new record since 2009’s It Hates You. The album was produced by Mitch Marlow (In This Moment, Filter) and mixed by Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Saliva).
JIM PHOTOGLO RELEASES FIRST ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS
Nashville, TN-based folk singer/songwriter Jim Photoglo has released his first album in five years, Halls of My Heart. Impacting radio July 29, it is Photoglo’s first album on which he has written a majority of the tracks solo.
“I’ve written for a lot of other artists and co-written most of my own music in the past,” Photoglo says. “Since I wrote most of these songs alone, it was an opportunity for me to be extremely honest and explore some very personal experiences.”
ARK LIFE’S BUOYANT “WHAT YOU WANT TO” PREMIERES ON PUREVOLUME
From 2007 to 2012, songwriter Jesse Elliott led rock & roll band These United States through 5 studio albums and nearly 1,000 live performances in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, appearing everywhere from Glastonbury to SXSW, Daytrotter to Lollapalooza, and garnering praise from NPR, The New York Times, SPIN, KEXP, and others. In early 2013, Elliott was stopping over for a month in Denver on his way to a new life in New York, but as the members of Ark Life met each other, journeyed into the mountains, and started playing music together, it became clear he’d have to stick around a little longer.
PINK GRENADE FEAT ROYCE DA 5’9
Over the past two weeks, Pink Grenade has released tracks with Troy Ave., Royce Da 5’9, Dizzy Wright and Horseshoe Gang in a rapid fire manner—and now today, they are back again. Today, they link back up with Royce Da 5’9 for the “Famous As F*ck” Remix.
Pink Grenade’s debut album, Fear Of A Pink Planet, is slated to be released this summer—which includes Johnny Deep (yes, that Johnny Deep!!) guesting on three tracks as well.
Link to Pink Grenade f/ Royce Da 5’9 “Famous As F*ck” (Remix) (produced by Jonathan Hay & Mike Smith):
GUITAR CENTER CELEBRATES NEW TIMES SQUARE STORE WITH THE ROOTS LIVE IN CONCERT
Guitar Center has announced the grand opening of the retailer’s brand new store location in world-renowned Times Square, further cementing Guitar Center as the leading force in the industry. The new store is located at218 W. 44th St. and opens its doors at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014. This opening coincides with another milestone for Guitar Center as the retailer celebrates its 50th anniversary year.
Standing as the 262nd store nationwide, Guitar Center Times Square location is housed in what was the original New York Times building, updated with a modern look by award-winning design firm Eight Inc. (Apple, Nike). True to all Guitar Center stores, the Times Square location will foster a hands-on environment in which customers are encouraged to interact with the wide selection of instruments and a dedicated staff of unparalleled experts.
218 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
NEW SINGLE BY THE TINS
Buffalo, New York indie-pop trio The Tins will release their latest EP, Young Blame, July 29th. From the anthemic indie rock of “Let It Go” to the baroque chamber pop of “Sylvia, Before the End,” the group’s latest EP masterfully blends their influences, ranging from The Kinks and Badfinger to Animal Collective and Peter Bjorn and John. All three members contribute to the songwriting process, creating tight, beautifully layered songs that play to the strengths of each member. The self-produced EP, Young Blame, is the follow up to their debut full-length release, Life’s a Gas (2012), and their eponymous EP from 2010.
NEW VIDEO BY JEREMIH
Jeremih’s third studio album is slated to drop this fall (via Def Jam) but in the mean time, check the video for “She Know It” f. Chi Hoover from his upcoming mixtape Not On My Album, dropping 8/4. Last week, the long awaited No More EP collab with producer Shlohmo set the internet on fire while Jeremih’s summer radio hit “Don’t Tell Em” f. YG (over 6.5M plays on Soundcloud) continues to climb the charts on all formats, including Top 40.
VIDEO: “She Know It” f. Chi Hoover
NEW SINGLE BY RUSTIE FEAT DANNY BROWN
Rustie’s sophomore full length Green Language sees its release next month on August 26. Until then, he is sharing another track from the record titled “Attak” which marries his trademark ear for beat, melody and punch with a frenzied vocal from Detroit rapper Danny Brown. Their collaboration efforts were first heard on Brown’s 2013 LP Old on which Rustie produced several tracks.
LISTEN TO “ATTAK” https://soundcloud.com/rustie/attak-feat-danny-brown
TINY HITS #1 IN 12 HOURS ON ITUNES WITH HER FIRST SOLO SINGLE “WHAT YOU GON DO”
When Tameka “Tiny” Harris released her single and video “What You Gon Do (#WTFYGD),” yesterday evening, it was her hope that the single would be a success, but vaulting to #1 on the ITunes R&B and Soul Chart in just 12 hours is an incredible feat. The summer women’s anthem immediately touched a nerve after the video was uploaded on the internet and posted on Harris’ social media platforms last night. It reached #1 earlier today. “I’m elated,” exclaimed Harris. “I’m happy that the song has been embraced so quickly. It seems like women have especially responded to it. I’m particularly proud that my own Pretty Hustle team was able to bring this record home without the help of a major label,” said Harris. Harris plans to continue vigorously working the record at radio, press and via social media.
EELS FRONTMAN RECEIVES FREEDOM OF LONDON HONOR
EELS frontman Mark Oliver Everett, a.k.a E was honored with one of the most prestigious and longstanding accolades in London’s history, the Freedom of the City of London (the Key to the City), today at a ceremony in London’s Guildhall. In 2010 the Metropolitan Police questioned Everett, suspecting him of terrorism while on an innocent stroll through London’s Hyde Park. Today he said, “To go from being a suspected terrorist, to having the Freedom of the City is quite amazing. It shows that anything is possible in London. I love this place!”
NEW VIDEO BY MEGOSH
Progressive indie rock band Megosh premiered the official music video for their song “Body Works” on ARTISTdirect today. The song is off their new EP of the same name that was released via Revival Recordings and is available on iTunes. The video was directed by Justin Reich and the song (and whole EP) was produced by Shawn Milke guitarist/vocalist for Alesana and owner of Revival Recordings.
RDGLDGRN NEW SINGLE “TURN”
DC-based trio, RDGLDGN, are one of the most seamless examples of how music can transcend the traditional constraints of the term ‘genre’. Their latest track “TURN”, which premiered today on Consequence of Sound, leans more towards their indie rock side, with atmospheric reverb-soaked guitars and smooth vocals perfect for a mid-summer night’s party. The song is complimented perfectly by Green’s 16 bars midway through the track, reminding us how naturally the band can incorporate their various influences into one three-and-a-half minute song.
BALLETT SCHOOL POST “LUX”
The much buzzed about Berlin-based multi-national, Ballet School, have just premiered their latest single “Lux” off of their much awaited debut LP The Dew Lasts an Hour, set to hit on September 9th (via Bella Union). This infectious hit is just a glimpse into what you can expect from the upcoming ethereal and gorgeous pop record.
NEW VIDEO BY RUSTED
Out of the Abitibi-end bottom of northeastern Quebec, embellished with Montrelais and a French guy, long haired-guys RUSTED succeeded in just a few years to establish itself on the Canadian scene, with more than 200 show in 3 years, and scenes with STEEL PANTHER, SKID ROW, MICHAEL MONROE or LAGUNS.
After a first EP greeted by rave reviews in Europe, Canadians released their first album Rock Patrol, again well received by critics, including Headbangers FM quoting them between Saxon, Motorhead and Michael Shencker in honorable mentions in 2014 .
V. NOVA FEAT SMIF-N-WESSUN “ABSTRACT ART”
Brooklyn rapper V. Nova presents “Abstract Art”, his new single featuring Smif-N-Wessun. Produced by The Crack Factory, “Abstract Art” is set to appear on Nova’s upcoming mixtape Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 3: The New Commission” (HIPS3).