PHARMAKON LP SHARES TRAILER / DETAILS VIA PITCHFORK
The record is a harrowing collection of deeply personal industrial noise tracks, each one brimming with struggle and weighted with the intensity of Chardiet’s internal conflict. Bestial Burden was recorded at Heaven Street Records in Brooklyn, N.Y. with Sean Ragon (Cult of Youth, Venerence), who also recorded 2013’s critically acclaimed Abandon. That album led to extensive touring with Swans, Godflesh, and The Haxan Cloak, as well as a litany of glowing press from the likes of Pitchfork, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Fader and more.
NAOMI PUNK NEW ALBUM STREAM
Next week, Naomi Punk will release their sophomore album Television Man, the follow-up to their 2012 standout debt The Feeling. In anticipation of its release, they are streaming it in its entirety via Pitchfork’s Advance for this week.
MARC E. BASSY NEW EP
“There are no more boxes, and that’s kind of just been my manifesto,” says future RnB artist Marc E. Bassy. The San Francisco-based RnB singer/songwriter and rapper, who’s written songs for the likes of Chris Brown and Sean Kingston has finally released his debut EP, “Only The Poets,” premiering today at DJ Booth. Cut from a cloth similar to the likes of Frank Ocean, Drake, and Musiq Soulchild, the 2AM Club graduate creates a rich, ambient, trap-laden aesthetic, featuring a project full of heartfelt rhymes and singing. Ditching predictable bass lines for a bevy of low-brass instruments, the album fosters a ethereal multi-layered sonic landscape that sounds warm and in slow-motion at the same time.
Check out the DJ Booth premiere here:
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER DEBUTS ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART AT #1
5 Seconds of Summer’ self-titled album on Capitol Records has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 258,643 copies sold in its first week. This long-awaited release is the biggest debut by an Australian artist ever in the Soundscan era – and actually beats their own She Looks So Perfect EP, which sold 143,000 copies when it released in April. This release also becomes the biggest new artist debut of 2014.
Having already reached No.1 globally on iTunes in 76 countries, this full-length has sold more than 1.5 million units worldwide, while total single track sales in the U.S. have surpassed two million.
OUTASIGHT RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE
Outasight has hardly been out of mind since the 2011 release of his hit single, “Tonight is the Night.” For two years, he toured the world in support of the song, which landed him a major record deal, has been certified platinum and was featured in commercials for the Academy Awards, Honda, Pepsi and Pizza Hut. Not to mention that he performed as a guest on The X Factor and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
NEW VIDEO BY LANA DEL RAY
Today, Noisey, VICE’s music channel, is proud to premiere the much anticipated and haunting new video for the title track from Lana Del Rey’s smash LP Ultraviolence, out now via Interscope/Polydor.
Watch the video on Noisey:
DUOLOGUE “DRAG & DROP”
Duologue are pleased to announce the details of their new single, and the first to be taken from the forthcoming second album, Never Get Lost.
Drag & Drop is released on the September 8 to coincide with the release of the band’s previously announced new album.
FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS ANNOUNCE FALL HEADLINE TOUR
On the heels of “The Walker” – Fitz and The Tantrums’ second single to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart in less than a year – being certified Gold, the Los Angeles-based band announces plans to remain on the road through November 2014. Thefall headline run will kick off on September 2 at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY. Beginning in November, the band will be joined by special guest Big Data on select dates, including an evening at New York City’s Terminal 5 (November 12) and a sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis (November 21).
NEW VIDEO BY DERVISH
Dervish is the second single from SMD’s forthcoming ‘Whorl’ album, and is one of the album’s more overtly techno cuts – the hammering repetitive kick matched with a looping, simple melodic hook. The tough metallic chords that ‘Dervish’ opens with grow in intensity before being off-set by the ethereal sonic explorations of the track’s conclusion.
Non album b-side “Gamma Gulch” is a much more laid back affair – detuned oscillators drone and squeal over a washed out, dreamy melodic sound bed.
Listen and watch ‘Dervish’ here:
DIAMANTE COVERS NIRVANA
LA’s favorite rocker chick, Diamante, premiered her cover of the iconic Nirvana track yesterday on Revolver Magazine. The cover proves to her fans that even at the young age of 17, Diamante has exquisite musical tastes and can rock just as hard as some of her idols.
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” cover:
IMMINENCE RECORDS SIGNS EMBRACER
Imminence Records are pleased to announce that they have signed West Virginian indie rock/post-hardcore outfit Embracer. From their conception as a hardcore band and through numerous lineup, members’ role, and stylistic changes; Embracer has matured and developed drastically to what they are now. They now encompass a broad range of stylistic influences from Circa Survive and Balance and Composure to Johnny Cash and Miles Davis.Guitarist Ryan Pullin had this to say on the signing, “We are very excited to announce our signing with Imminence Records because we feel that our creativity will not be limited by any expectations set by our label. Having support from a label like Imminence Records will allow us to continue to grow, and allow us to continue to pursue our passions for making and performing music.”
NEW SINGLE DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA
Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa are natural collaborators. They both take elements of pop music and use inventive production techniques to make familiar sounds seem otherwordly. On September 23rd they will release their newest collaborative album Savage Imagination, recorded by the duo in Tokyo over the last year. Earlier today Stereogum shared “She He See Feel,” one of the album’s most exuberant songs. In it, Takako sings about quantum physics, human consciousness, and flying above a desert all within the framework of Japanese puns.
MITCH MURDER “INTERCEPTOR” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Swedish producer Mitch Murder is taking retro dance music to the extreme, fully committed to recreating the sound and feel of the 80s with his retro synth masterpiece Interceptor LP, out now on Mad Decent. Born in Stockholm in 1980, Mitch was heavily inspired by the popular movies and TV shows of that era and has since channeled that into all of his musical releases.
JOY NEW SINGLE “DRIVING ME INSANE”
Southern California psychedelic savages JOY have signed to Tee Pee Records, the NYC independent label known for releasing landmark albums from acts such as High on Fire, Graveyard, Earthless and Sleep. The fast-rising band will release its new album Under the Spell of Joy on August 19. The follow-up to JOY’s 2012 self-titled debut, Under the Spell of Joy was recorded and mixed by ASTRA guitarist Brian Ellis and features eight smoldering songs that suck the listener into a a surging sea of searing solos and psychedelic swagger.
JANELLE MONÁE UNVEILS “ELECTRIC LADY” VIDEO
Monáe took the opportunity to celebrate several “Electric Ladies” in her life while filming the video for her latest album’s title track. Guest appearances include T.I., Estelle, Esperanza Spalding, T-Boz, Monica, Kimbra, Joi, choreographer Fatima Robinson and a special opening cameo by Ms. Monáe’s lovely mother!
ACCLAIMED SEATTLE ARTIST FENCES UNVEILS “ARROWS”
Elektra Records has announced the label debut from acclaimed singer/songwriter Fences. “LESSER OCEANS” – which includes the new single, “Arrows” featuring Macklemore and produced by Ryan Lewis – arrives everywhere on October 14th.
After making its world premiere on Seattle public radio station KEXP – a longtime supporter of both Fences as well as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – this morning, “Arrows” can now be heard streaming on Fences’ Official YouTube channel – http://youtu.be/P9yv9TcQoww.
THE LORDS OF ALTAMONT ALBUM STREAM
“To celebrate 15 years of The Lords of Altamont in truest form is to revisit the historical event from which their namesake came. Gearhead Records eagerly announce The Lords of Altamont’s new album and 5th Worldwide release as an epic tribute to the definitive end to The Summer of Love.”Lords Take Altamont “Bringing back the fire of “Midnight to666″‘s producer/engineer Nic Jodoin, The Lords of Altamont reinvent infamous songs played at The Altamont Free Concert of 1969 as you’ve never experienced them before.
WARA POSTS NEW SINGLE “RAW”
“Raw” follows previously released singles “Squeal,” “Scrilla,” and “Beige,” the latter of which debuted via The FADER, who called the song “solid, aspirational rap with a slacker wit.” Kidnapped will be released via iTunes and, in addition to this appearance from GrandeMarshall, includes features from Two-9 rappers Rell and Light Skin Mac-11. A concept album based around the life of a young hustler nicknamed “Piano Lessons,” Wara explains that “Raw” is “the part of the story where the character gets extremely cocky from making money.”
Check out the HYPETRAK premiere:
JIGGLEY JONES TO ROCK FOR CHILDRENS CANCER BENEFIT
MTS Management Group is proud to announce Lamon Records Nashville recording artist Jiggley Jones will peform at Gettysburg Rocks 2014. Jiggley will perform songs from his critically acclaimed, ..A Mountain, a Struggle, a Tunnel, a Light.. on August 9th at 7pm, at the Gettysburg American Legion, located at 528 East Middle Street, in Gettysburg, PA. Jiggley joins acts like Ghost of War, Rusty Belle, Josh Doyle and more, who are donating their time and talents, during the 3-day-long festival, to raise funds for Children’s Cancer organization, Four Diamonds Fund.
For more information on Gettysburg Rocks, visit http://www.gburgrocks.com
NUBIAN ROSE SIGN RECORD DEAL
Swedish hard rockers NUBIAN ROSE have inked a deal with UK label Livewire/Cargo Records. Their sophomore album, ‘Mental Revolution‘, is scheduled for a November release. The new album is armed with even heavier riffs, deeper melodies and a more mature production.
Sweden’s master producer and studio wizard, Tobias Lindell, who has produced albums such as ‘Tear The Walls Down‘ and ‘Address The Nation‘ by HEAT, ‘Split Your Lip, from Hardcore Superstar and ‘Last Look Of Eden‘, by Europe, has mixed ‘Mental Revolution‘ and given it an outstanding and impeccable sound. NUBIAN ROSE are planning on taking the next step of their career and aiming to hit the top division.
JASMINE V DEBUTS “THAT’S ME RIGHT THERE” FEATURING KENDRICK LAMAR
Jasmine Villegas, a phenomenally popular young singer who has soared to the top of the social media universe, is set to release her first Interscope Records single. The catchy summer anthem “That’s Me Right There,” featuring award-winning, platinum-selling Kendrick Lamar, will be available digitally beginning August 5th. Villegas (aka Jasmine V), who signed to Interscope last year, is readying an extended play release for this fall.
APRIL KRY NEW VIDEO DEBUTS ON BILLBOARD.COM
April Kry might be a new name to some, but the country singer has been utilizing her vocal skills to great effect from a very young age. Her new single “Beauty Queen” is sure to help April make as big a mark in the music world as some of her influences, like Miranda Lambert, Hunter Hayes and Carrie Underwood.
SON LUX REVEALS VIDEO FOR “LANTERNS LIT”
Joyful Noise Recordings is excited to share the video for Son Lux’s “Lanterns Lit” from their 2013 full-length Lanterns. The video premiered via Noisey, where they noted that “Son Lux makes music that is bewitching. Elements of electronica and classical music are gently folded together beneath a beautiful cracking voice.” Noisey called the video “Beautifully shot… something absolutely worth watching again, and then again, and then again.”
BHANGRA TRAP REMIXES DRAKE
“Skope’s style fits well with this Bhangra Trap remix of Drake’s Worst Behavior. The track combines North Indian dance beats with trap/EDM and I think it produces a really unique sound. Have a listen.”
HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MY OFFENCE (FT. KRYSTAL WARREN)”
“THE FEAST OF THE BROKEN HEART” includes the new single, “My Offence (feat. Krystle Warren),” which premiered alongside an interview from Andy Butler detailing the mini-documentary about the re-appropriation of the world “CUNT” exclusively on V Magazine.
THE JANOSKIANS RELEASE “THIS FREAKIN SONG”
On the heels of their last release “Real Girls Eat Cake”, which garnered over 3.5 million views and with their upcoming tour approaching, THE JANOSKIANS have released their summer anthem, “This Freakin Song”. A song that is dedicated to the summer hits that hijack every radio station across the nation for weeks at a time, THE JANOSKIANS teamed with singer and songwriter Mike Posner to create their own version of that summertime hit.
The video, which can be seen on VEVO, finds the boys battling a BBoy crew with their very own brand of breakdancing. Check out the video here:
LARKIN POE’S DEBUT ALBUM ON OCTOBER 14
RH Music, Restoration Hardware’s music platform, will release Larkin Poe’s full-length debut on October 14 in the U.S. and on August 25 in the U.K. The two Atlanta-based sisters signed with RH Music in September, 2013 after self-releasing a series of EPs. Kin will be the inaugural release from RH Music.
Hailed as the “best discovery” at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival by The Observer, the band also elicited acclaim for its recent dates with Elvis Costello, who has often tapped Larkin Poe as his opening act and as backing musicians. In a review of the Ryman Auditorium show, the Nashville Scene noted,” [Larkin Poe] delivered a…set of swampy Southern Gothic folk highlighted by sinuous rhythms, Megan’s razorwire leads on resonator guitar, and their otherworldly harmonies.”
PHILM NEW RECORD DEAL
Dave Lombardo’s PHILM has announced that their long awaited second studio album, Fire From The Evening Sun, will be released on the band’s new label, UDR Music, on September 16, 2014 in the US (September 15 in UK/September 12 in other European territories).
“UDR is honored to be working with PHILM. This partnership seems very instinctual,” said UDR Music’s head of A&R/Marketing, Jay Lansford. “Dave Lombardo and I worked together during the Grip Inc. years. After hearing PHILM’s new album this alliance was clearly divine will. Powerful, intense… urgent. These three prolific musicians have created something that is refreshingly not mundane, but ear-shattering and groundbreaking.”
NEW SINGLE BY HEK
“‘Don’t Worry’ has a lovely sparseness both lyrically and musically that washes over the listener. Hek’s subdued vocals suit the sonically cavernous space in which electric guitar solos are given ample room alongside his words of reassurance and comfort and some lovely female backing vocals that join him half-way through.” – Folk Radio UK
BLANK PAPER UNVEILS NEW VIDEO FOR “STEP INTO MY OFFICE”
Blending a diverse set of genres ranging from electronica to soul to rock, the band originated in New York City in 2012. Several years prior, the quartet met and became friends in college. Taylor Bense (synth, keys, guitar), at the time a session guitarist and songwriter, invited Marie Kim (vocals, synth, keytar) to start singing on his compositions and write together. Taylor, Chris Holdridge (drums, sampler pads) and Cory Sterling (bass, synth bass) had a band together, and Marie her own. After these projects disbanded, the four of them naturally came together to write and perform, sharing their passion for feel-good music with a darker edge.
SPEEDY ORTIZ DEBUT “AMERICAN HORROR” VIDEO
On their latest EP Real Hair, the band sets a course between the knotty discord of debut album Major Arcana and the pop bonafides of the preceding Sports EP. Recorded and mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie (Pixies, Radiohead), the new EP finds them subtly adding new techniques to their songbook. Guitarists Sadie Dupuis and Matt Robidoux bring on additional guitar effects to color the roundabout feel of “Oxygal,” while bassist Darl Ferm and drummer Mike Falcone hit hard to deliver the jump-in-the-pit urgency of “American Horror”.
VANCE JOY “MY KIND OF MAN” VIDEO
This week, Vance Joy releases a video featuring a live intimate performance of a new song titled “My Kind Of Man” from his forthcoming album Dream Your Life Away (due Sept. 9).
THE CANYON RAYS SHARE VIDEO FOR “TURN OFF THE WAVE MACHINE”
California’s pop enthusiasts The Canyon Rays are pleased to their debut LP West Coast Babes available September 2, 2014. The ten tracks pack in a summer’s worth of sunshine clocking in at thirty minutes of pure golden rays. To celebrate the release, The Canyon Rays are sharing a video for the pop-tastic “Turn off the Wave Machine” via Diffuser.FM.
TRIP PONY NEW EP POSTED FOR 1 MONTH
New Zealand R&B/pop crossover singer Trip Pony has released her “Daze” EP on Main Course, out now as a free download for one month. The EP includes the original track “Daze” featuring Tokyo-based rapper Jaykin, plus six additional remixes from Slumberjack, Prince Club, MEDZ, The Slow Waves, Aylen and Kutcorners & Marvel.
STREAM “Daze” EP (Free Download for 1 month):
HABITS “ALL THE FIGURES” VIDEO
Strap in for a lofi-psychedelic journey through an otherworldly multiverse where belly dancers, bodybuilders, felines, one-percenters, and a very determined grizzly bear sift their way through a complex fog of nonsensical transmissions on a quest for new and divine perspectives. Find out how this wild group of misfits learns to break free from the shackles of doubt to find each other, themselves, and the true meaning of friendship.
FRAZEY FORD SET TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM + NEW SINGLE
Frazey Ford, best known as the lead voice of beloved alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas, returns with her second solo effort, Indian Ocean (October 14) — a lush album filled with songs about pain and dealing with tough truths, but also about love, contrition and being bold. Part of what gives Indian Ocean its gilded edge is the work of Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section, the iconic architects of the famous singer’s instrumental sound. There’s affirmation in its 11 songs, as Ford’s self-possession and passion puts flesh to the musical bones.
DAVID BOWIE ON THE BIG SCREEN
A documentary film of the groundbreaking exhibition David Bowie is, created by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, will be screened in movie theaters across the US on September 23 to coincide with the exhibition opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA). A select 100 theaters across the US will exclusively screen the film.
Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph”, the exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. The exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A’s history and is now on a global tour that has already travelled to Toronto, Sao Paulo, and Berlin to universal acclaim, opening next at the MCA in Chicago until January 4 2015.
To see the film trailer and to book movie theater tickets visit – www.davidbowie.com/davidbowieisfilm
NEW VIDEO BY JIMMY & THE MIRRORS
With a brand new video for the song ‘Don’t Fall in Love (When You’re Drunk)’ produced, directed by and starring the band’s trumpet player Ben Zubreckyj, Jimmy & The Mirrors are out to bring joy to unsuspecting victims everywhere.
LORDE TO RELEASE LEAD SINGLE AND CURATE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-winning recording star Lorde will curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming third installment of the global blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. In addition to hand-picking the artists for The Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack, Lorde will provide the first single for the highly anticipated film and album. The soundtrack will be available via Republic Records this fall.
The 17-year-old New Zealand native –who will embark on her third national North American tour this fall– exploded onto the scene with her Number One global hit “Royals,” and has taken the music world by storm since the release of her critically acclaimed platinum debut album “PURE HEROINE” [LAVA/Republic Records].
NO BRAGGING RIGHTS PREMIERE NEW SONG “OUTDATED”
No Bragging Rights has premiered a new song titled “Outdated” from their upcoming album The Concrete Flower here. Pre-orders for The Concrete Flower are also now available where fans can hear the new song. The Concrete Flower was engineered and produced by Will Putney (The Amity Affliction, For Today, Stray From The Path) and will be available everywhere September 23rd. No Bragging Rights will also be supporting Senses Fail on their Let It Enfold You 10th Anniversary Tour this fall.
SOULPETE FEAT ODDISEE “RHYMES ON RANDOM”
Poland-based producer Soulpete presents “Rhymes On Random”, featuring Oddisee. Recorded during Oddisee’s 2013 European tour, “Rhymes On Random” is a single from his debut album Soul Raw, featuring Guilty Simpson, Smif-N-Wessun, Blu, Supastition, Pacewon, Hezekiah, Hassaan Mackey, DJ Ace, Ozay Moore, M.A.R.S., AWAR, Journalist 103, Dominique Larue and Danny!
HOMESHAKE SHARES FIRST SINGLE
HOMESHAKE is the latest pseudonym and solo project of Edmonton-born, Montreal-based Peter Sagar. Having previously recorded with Mac DeMarco and Sheer Agony’s Jackson MacIntosh, Sagar is now poised to release his debut album as a solo artist, In the Shower, via Sinderlyn on October 7th.
Today we share the first cut from the album, “Cash is Money.” The track premiered on NOISEY, who highlight Sagar’s deft combination of “feathery harmonies” and “nimble bass noodling” to create a more hi-def version of his previous efforts glitchy cum “narcoleptic Stephen Malkmus” sound. Listen for yourself below.
SOJA VIDEO “I BELIEVE”
DC-natives SOJA premiered the official music video for their lead single “I Believe” featuring Michael Franti and Nahko on VH1.com. The video was directed by MTV VMA winning, Grammy nominated filmmaker Jon Jon Augustavo who has more than 1 billion views combined for music videos with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tinie Tempah and Big Freedia.