WILLIAM ARCANE NEW SINGLE “STAY A WHILE”
William Arcane returns on Pictures Music ( starting point for artists like Lapalux, Dauwd, Koreless and Dark Sky) with ‘Stay A While’.
‘Stay A While’ sees William’s style evolve further since last summer’s ‘Permanence’ EP. He threw out all his computer synth plug-ins and started using re-sampled acoustic sounds and using only analogue synthesisers.
BLANK PAPER UNVEILS NEW VIDEO FOR “STEP INTO MY OFFICE”
“You’ll probably have this track “Step Into My Office” from Brooklyn-based four piece Blank Paper in your head too right off the bat. It’s a slow, creeping, electro-noir number, with a sultry delivery that contrasts its rather bureaucratic lyrics.”- BULLETT
NEW SINGLE BY A IS FOR ATOM
A is for Atom brings a unique touch to the rock genre with his soft tone, but realistic vocals over instrumentals that tell an amazing story with his 2 EPs, Song for You released May & July 2014. He uses his lyrics to create protagonists that experience the ups and downs of life, which makes his music relatable and an escape into fantasy.
Mike Cykoski (A is for Atom) has been compared to The National and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, but finds no musician more influential than his friend for many years, and the artist who inspired him to become a musician, Gavin DeGraw. Below you can listen to and post A is for Atom’s title track “Song for You.”
JON BATISTE AND STAY HUMAN PERFORM ON COMEDY CENTRAL’S THE COLBERT REPORT
Jon Batiste and Stay Human performed this week (July 29th) on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Watch the performance that marches into the streets of New York City and interview below
Watch The Colbert Report “Express Yourself” performance:
YMUSIC NEW ALBUM TRAILER
New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the release of Balance Problems from acclaimed chamber ensemble yMusic, out September 30, 2014. The record features compositions by Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Norman, Mark Dancigers, Jeremy Turner, Marcos Balter, and Timo Andres, and was produced by Son Lux. To give audiences a glimpse of what to expect from Balance Problems, yMusic has released an album trailer. The brief clip depicts the sextet very intently performing a selection from the record, and its attention to small details magnifies the delicate finesse utilized by the performers.
SOUNDWALL PARTNERS WITH ART.COM
Soundwall, art that hangs on your wall and plays music wirelessly, is excited to announce a partnership with Art.com, the world’s largest specialty retailer of high-quality wall art, to offer a special collection of hand-chosen photography and art images from their vast selection, now available on the Soundwall website (www.soundwall.co). Art and music enthusiasts can now enjoy beautiful Art.com artwork with a hi-fidelity, self contained speaker system.
“Soundwalls are a fusion of music, tech and art. We are proud to partner with Art.com and bring their vast art collection to Soundwall customers.” said Soundwall co-founder David Hose.
SIXX:A.M. ANNOUNCES LONG-AWAITED THIRD ALBUM
The long-awaited third release from SIXX:A.M., the band comprised of James Michael (vocals), DJ Ashba (guitar) and Nikki Sixx (bass) is entitled MODERN VINTAGE. Produced by James Michael, the album will be available on October 7, 2014 with the first single “Gotta Get It Right” hitting iTunes and radio on August 5, 2014.
Says bassist Nikki Sixx: “Like our favorite bands from the 1970s, Sixx:A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics – three core elements that helped to define that era. Sixx:A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on “Gotta Get It Right” and the rest of Modern Vintage, having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again.”
BIG DATA ON SETH MYERS SHOW
Late Night with Seth Meyers welcomed Big Data last night to perform their hit single, “Dangerous (feat. Joywave)”. The band performed with Joywave’s Daniel Armbruster on vocals in a unique double booking for Late Night with performances by both bands.
Check out the performance here:
“Dangerous” is also headed to #1 at Alternative Radio. The song has been hovering in the top 5 for the last month and is predicted to reach the top spot next week!
NEW SINGLE BY MONTIBUS COMMUNITAS
On September 30th, Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records will reveal the essentially wordless but highly communicative new album from the Peruvian sound collective known as Montibus Communitas. The group, whose related projects include Ayahuasca Dark Trip, La Ira de Dios, and La Mecánica Popular, released their Hacia Aquellos Bosques de Immensidad LP in 2011 on Trouble In Mind Records.
UNKWON’S “DECEIVE” REMIX OUT NOW
Trentemøller’s recent album opus Lost already served as the logical continuation of his varied work and delivered his signature sound intact, yet it really didn’t sound like anything he’d ever produced before. Streamlined, song-structured and guitar-driven, Lost boasted a dozen tracks, each offering something of interest for anyone who has ever been a fan of the Copenhagen producer.
NEW VIDEO K SPARKS “FEMINIZATION”
Within society the norm has become to follow trends. A constant trend that continues is African American males in female clothing for mainstream agendas. Many individuals attempt to minimize the issue with the false claim this form of satire is merely a form of entertainment. However this form of entertainment continues to enlist African American males at the forefront of the movement. A substantial number of African American comedians, actors, and musicians willingly participate in this trend in return for monetary gain. K. Sparks addresses this issue while posing the proverbial question, what’s your price. Are you willing to go against your integrity in return for a pay check, or maintain your convictions in a society that teaches us diginity fails, but ratchetness and ratings prevail.
Feminization on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/102249390
FREE DOWNLOAD FROM BODY LANGUAGE
Brooklyn’s Body Language have premiered a second summer scorcher from their upcoming Infinite Sunshine EP due out August 12th. “Feel It” premiered earlier this morning on The Music Ninja, and the nu-disco anthem is sure to keep the party on full blast despite the midsummer heat. As Body Language’s Grant Wheeler puts it “Feel It is a very direct invitation to the dance floor. We’ve started opening our live set with it for this very reason. The opening line shouts – ‘Get up on the floor!’ This is just a hint – you know what to do next.”
BROKEN BELLS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO OF “HOLDING ON FOR LIFE”
Broken Bells are pleased to unveil a new video for “Holding On For Life” performed live at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. “Holding On For Life” is the first single from After the Disco, Brian Burton and James Mercer’s second work under the Broken Bells moniker.
KEYS N KRATES ON BILLBOARD
After several months of patient waiting, fans of the three-piece live electronic sensation known as Keys N Krates are about to be rewarded by Every Nite, the fresh new EP from the Canadian musical masterminds. Still flying high off the success of their undeniably catchy hit “Dum Dee Dum,” Keys N Krates are ready to launch into the next phase of their journey with this 6 track offering, which aptly demonstrates their evolution as a band, as well as their loyalty to the unique fusion of hip-hop and electronic music that they’re known for. Set for release on September 23 on Dim Mak Records, Every Nite displays the seamless blend and complementary juxtaposition between the drums, keys, turntables, and live sampling that so clearly distinguishes Keys N Krates.
ZULU PEARLS SHARE “SAFE THINGS” VIDEO
The single is out now on iTunes and will be part of their upcoming EP release, Singles Deluxe, available October 28, 2014 on Cantora. Five tracks of modern classic sounds are hear to remind the listener that craft and songwriting are still relevant, Rock & Roll bands still exist, and that good ones will always cut through the white noise.
CARSON LUEDERS SIGNS WITH WRIGHT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Teen sensation, Carson Lueders is now represented by Johnny Wright and Melinda Bell at Wright Entertainment Group.
Wright Entertainment Group is a boutique artist management company founded by legendary music manager, Johnny Wright. Wright Entertainment Group is responsible for more than 265 million in album sales while developing the careers of several of the biggest names in the music industry. Current and past clients include Justin Timberlake, AKON, Lance Bass, Jonas Brothers, *NSYNC, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Ciara, Janet Jackson, Diddy, Danity Kane, Boyz II Men amongst many others.
ALL FORCES “ORNITHOLOGIST” HERE
Brooklyn-based alternative rockers All Forces use their sonic artillery to blast you into the shoegaze stratosphere. Johnnie Wang Morlock (guitar, vox), Norman Vino (guitar, vox), Gizella Otterson (bass), and T Almy (drums, vox) have been brewing this new release since Winter 2012. The EP was recorded at Marcata in Gardiner, NY with Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, Real Estate, The Swans). Influences such as Jeff Buckley, Fugazi, The Smiths, Prince, Portishead and Stevie Wonder effortlessly nestle themselves into these tracks.
LISTEN TO THE PREMIERE OF PAUL COLLINS’ NEW SINGLE
Paul Collins is a guy who’s been around the block. He was one of the progenitors of the early power-pop movement in the ’70s in not one, but three influential bands of that era – The Nerves, The Breakaways and The Beat (the latter even appearing on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand back in the day). He later turned towards a decidedly rootsier approach to his music, exploring country and folk rock, before returning to the more driving, high-energy sounds of his youth on his acclaimed 2010 Alive Naturalsound effort The King Of Power Pop. His music has been covered by a host of talented musicians, most notably his song “Walking Out On Love,” which Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong performed as part of the punk band’s hit Broadway musical American Idiot.
CRASH PERFORM ON LETTERMAN
New Orleans-native crash performed as a special musical guest on CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman last night, performing his song “Motion Animal.” Following the performance, Letterman proclaimed “Wow! That’s like being in church. Am I right? My God, yes!” See the performance that gave David Letterman a religious experience here:
LIVE MUSIC VIDEO HOUR 24
Female-fronted rock band Hour 24 is pleased to release a live music video for their newest single “Take Me Away.” The band recently released the single “Take Me Away” on iTunes while fans eagerly await the release of their debut full-length album. The band will start work on the new album with Dan Korneff (Motionless In White, Crown The Empire, Pierce The Veil) before heading on tour this September. More details will be released at a later date for both.
“SALSA TEQUILA”: THE INGREDIENTS FOR A PERFECT SUMMER SONG
Norwegian entertainer Anders Nilsen has created the ultimate summer party song with his smash “Salsa Tequila.” The catchy tune has charmed listeners around the world, racking up over 3 million YouTube views and over 6 million streams on Spotify. It’s hit #1 in Norway and The Netherlands. With the recent single release in the U.S., the song that Anders called “basically a let’s do this for fun and make 50 people laugh idea that really blew up to something insanely huge” is on the verge of becoming a global phenomenon.
MOVEMENT RELEASE NSFW ‘IVORY’ VIDEO
Movement’s ‘Ivory’ now has a video directed by Fleur & Manu (Gesaffelstein, Connan Mockasin). The NSFW film paints a stark, delicate picture of love and lust, nudity, intimacy and sexuality, of two bodies merging into one.
ARNO COST & NORMAN DORAY VIDEO
Arno Cost and Norman Doray are back. With their previous onslaught ‘Apocalypse 2014’ frequently featuring in the sets of house legends, the pair return to strength with ‘Strong’ and a brand new video to accompany it.
The sparkling combo of funked-out bass guitar, drums and synths on ‘Strong’ create a modern and unique track. With muscular hooks, combined with an anthemic vocal the two Frenchmen have yet again created the ultimate dance floor filler.
The video sees the French duo appearing as themselves, and embarking on an intense competition – a high pressure bowling tournament where there can only be one winner.
Watch it here: http://bit.ly/1ocBUic
SIT KITTY SIT “BIRMINGHAM”
San Francisco’s SIT KITTY SIT is Kat Downs and Mike Thompson. The duo, who create an undeniable pop/proggy piano and drum sound, has been described as Dresden Dolls mixed with King Crimson, & Fiona Apple.Following their initial debut EP, The Push, in September of 2010, SKS became known for consistently thrilling audiences with their energetically intense live performances. No holds barred, this group produces addictive rock n’ roll – with only two people, and not one guitar in sight.
JULIUS DEBUT SINGLE “FALLING ON HARD TIMES” OUT NOW
“He’s carving a new path in music, allowing his voice to be heard and catching listeners off guard with his raw emotion. “Falling On Hard Times” is an elegant but emotionally destructive song that serves as an introduction to a potential superstar. Fall in love with Julius.” – Earbuddy