EYELID KID SHARE “SLEEPS WELL ON KNIVES” VIA STEREOGUM
A pair of lovers trapped in the comfort of intimacy try to escape the undertow of all possibilities and realities. The ultimate support, the ultimate hindrance. Love and pain, reward and sacrifice, it’s all in the eye of the beholder. An unfiltered look at the dichotomy that is the human condition; the peace and tranquility, as well as the turmoil and tension, Eyelid Kid covers the spectrum with the honest realization that the only meaning in life is that of which you assign.
NEW VIDEO BY DAVID DALLAS
New music video from David Dallas. “Southside” is from his album, Falling Into Place, out now on Dawn Raid/Duck Down Music. Video Directed by Jordan Cherrington. Song produced by Fire & Ice.
CHRISTINA PERRI NEW VIDEO “BURNING GOLD”
Christina Perri has released the companion video for “Burning Gold” – the second single from her current album ‘head or heart.’ In this video where art imitates life, Christina is an aspiring singer who works as a cocktail waitress in a down and dirty truck stop to make ends meet. She too often finds herself gazing through the window of the bar, watching life pass her by, thinking that there’s got to be more to life. When a famous singer walks in one day with his crew of back-up singers, Christina, in a moment of boldness, steps up to the mic and sings. From there, Perri becomes a star & the rest is history.
NEW MIXTAPE BY THE UNDERACHIEVERS
On August 12th, The Underachievers will release their debut album Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium, but today you can download UA member AK’s mixtape Blessings in the Gray as an early taste.
Download it here: http://found.ee/AKEP
THREE 6 MAFIA’S PROJECT PAT, BIG STAR’S JODY STEPHENS AND MORE TAKE YOU INSIDE THE MEMPHIS MUSIC SCENE
Noisey is proud to present the Memphis Episode of its Made In America series, directed by acclaimed filmmaker and music video director Lance Bangs. In the series, Noisey and Budweiser travel the country to speak with world famous and locally adored artists, including Nelly, Ben Gibbard, and Big Gigantic, and explore the cities that made them.
EGYPT CENTRAL SET TO POST ‘MURDER IN THE FRENCH QUARTER’
By overwhelming demand from their loyal fans, EGYPT CENTRAL is releasing MURDER IN THE FRENCH QUARTER August 19 on Fat Lady Music via online retail outlets worldwide. It’s a seven-song collection featuring two never-before-released songs, as well as five demo versions of songs from their only two albums, EGYPT CENTRAL and WHITE RABBIT. The band was personally involved with the creation of the compilation, including drummer Blake Allison as its producer, and bassist Joey “Chicago” Walser who is the artist behind the cover artwork.
Beginning Tuesday, August 12, EGYPT CENTRAL will be counting down to the release of MURDER IN THE FRENCH QUARTER by premiering each song on the band’s official YouTube page:
NEW SINGLE BY NICK OLIVERI
Many artists struggle to establish their musical identity; Nick Oliveri has forged his through a long career of hard work and full command over his craft and his music including stints in Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mondo Generator and more recently Bl’ast and Dean Ween’s Moistboyz. His new album, LEAVE ME ALONE, is a powerfully captivating (and ROCKING!) proof of his multi-talented personality. The new album is being released on Schnitzel Records worldwide in late September 2014. I’m hoping you might consider covering via feature or album review. The first track, “Human Cannonball Explodes” (featuring lead guitar by Dean Ween) has now been debuted by ConsequenceOfSound.
NEW SINGLE BY DARK HORSE FLYER
Dark Horse Flyer’s majestic classic rock debut, Breakaway, encapsulates a four-decade journey fueled by fierce artistic determination and enduring friendships.
On September 30th, the South Florida-based classic rock sextet Dark Horse Flyer issues its masterful debut, Breakaway. The album represents crossing a finish line of sorts after a forty-year journey fueled by fierce artistic determination and enduring friendships.
NEW VIDEO BY REY RESURRECCION
Rey Resurreccion is quickly rising in the Bay Area music scene, partially thanks to his use of the internet to create a strong fan base. Rey Res has opened for several top artists including Souls of Mischief, Bone Thugs N Harmony and Hieroglyphics, the last of which he toured with on their 2012 summer tour. A producer as well as an emcee, Rey has cultivated his own distinctive sound which he dubs, “Old Rust New Bang,” by layering heavy beats and nostalgic samples with cool, laid-back vocals.
Check out the Young California premiere:
SINÉAD O’CONNOR SHARES THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “TAKE ME TO CHURCH”
Sinéad O’Connor releases the official music video for single “Take Me To Church,” the first track from her forthcoming studio album I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (out via Nettwerk Records on August 12). Shot in London, the video features an incendiary performance by Sinead and her band in a plot that alludes to her past and takes her right up to the present.
YOU. ANNOUNCES NEW LP FOR DAIS RECORDS + “FERAL”
NYC post-punk outfit YOU. may have a heart that beats for Detroit (vocalist and founding member Trever Millay and synth/drum programmer Brad Taormina both hail from there), but the soul of their music stretches far beyond the Midwest. Sunchaser is their third record, and first for Dais, and also their first to feature their expanded lineup of guitarist Scott Kiernan and bassist Lee Lichtsinn.
NEW SINGLE BY GET STOKED
Get Stoked, Bled Fest alums, and AbsolutePunk have partnered up to premiere the third single from the band’s forthcoming Washington Street EP. “Actions Speak Louder Than Words,” which can be heard HERE, will be featured on the band’s Imminence Records debut which will be released August 19th.
NEW SINGLE BY ENNUI
“Summer of Love” was also the first song written for the new album, and signifies a whole new direction for Ennui, after honing his infectious brand of synth-pop… with its sun-drenched feel, Telepathic Beat is destined to be the album to reach for when you don’t want to admit that summer is over. Mixed by Al Carlson at Gary’s Electric Studio (part of Mexican Summer), the album sounds both effortless and pristinely constructed.
LOS AGUAS AGUAS COMING TO CALIFORNIA FOR THE FIRST TIME
The U.S. debut of Los Aguas Aguas is around the corner. One of Mexico’s most avant-garde groups that has conquered Europe and Japan with their unique mix of Jamaican music, Son Jarocho (traditional Jarocho music), cumbia, Cuban sound fusión and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. This will be the group’s first California tour with 6 confirmed dates in San Diego (8/7), Santa Barbara (8/8) Anaheim (8/9), Los Angeles (8/10), San Jose (8/14) and Fresno (8/15).
KEYSHIA COLE DROPS THE SULTRY VIDEO FOR SINGLE “SHE”
“She” will be featured on the upcoming album Point Of No Return. Keyshia Cole is currently on the road for her Point Of No Return Tour. Don’t miss the chance to see her perform classics as well as new material on many upcoming stops throughout the U.S.
FREE EP BY SWERVE THRU AUGUST 15
Mixed Aromas is Swerve’s highly anticipated third solo release and his sixth overall release since his debut project with fellow artist SYG in 2012. Mixed Aromas features Los Angeles hip hop artist Blu, on the well received single “Sk! H!”, as well as the usual feature from SYG on the Banksy inspired “Everybody Knows Everything”. This collection of songs will be available for free download until 8/15/14.
NEAL MORSE GOES SOLO
Much to the excitement of Prog fans worldwide, Neal Morse will be releasing his eagerly anticipated new solo album ‘Songs From November’ on Aug. 19, 2014! Even a style as broad and accepting as Progressive Rock has its boundaries. Prog icon Neal Morse decided to break that mold and create a challenging new album. ‘Songs From November’ may be his bravest outing to date. Musically, creatively, and production-wise, it’s like nothing he’s ever done. Can you handle it?! It’s an album of “normal” songs! Songs even your friends might like!
Says Neal, “I listen to a lot of different kinds of music for various occasions…prog albums when I really want to focus on intricate music…sometimes jazz and classical. But many times I find myself attracted to ‘feel good’ singer-songwriter albums like a Jackson Browne or Graham Nash record. So one day I thought to myself…I’d like to make an album like that! ‘Songs From November’ is that album.”
OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR WIZ KHALIFA’S NEW ALBUM “BLACC HOLLYWOOD”
NEW VIDEO FOR “ONE LOVE”
The Ghost of Brooklyn is a real ghost in Green-Wood Cemetery where Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is buried. “One Love” is The Ghost of Brooklyn’s music video for Jean-Michel. The two are spiritual friends. In this music video, The Ghost of Brooklyn makes his way across the graveyard to visit his friend.
UNRELEASED MATERIAL FROM SCRUFFY THE CAT TRAILER
Boston’s Scruffy the Cat were local heroes and college radio mainstays during their late 1980s run. With their infectious mix of barroom swagger and twang, Scruffy the Cat helped usher in the alt-country movement. As Sony Music prepares a digital-only August reissue of the material the band recorded for Relativity Records, Omnivore Recordings is proud to supplement that set with its own The Good Goodbye: Unreleased Recordings 1984-1990, featuring music dating from the band’s origin to their final, unissued sessions (all recorded at Memphis’ legendary Ardent Studios).
Scruffy the Cat trailer:
MARYANN VIDEO “LOVE TRAP”
“Love Trap” is more than another name for the sexy Electronic R&B or “Bedroomtrap” sound Maryann and SBΛCΞ have been pushing for the past two years. The name also represents the power that love and sex can have over a person, entangling them into a physical and emotional “Trap”. The visual looks like the song sounds, next Level. Imagine if Maryann took over your airways from Space and that is exactly what the video looks like. Her entrancing, seductive voice mixed with an alienesque caricature, paints a dark and hypnotic picture.
RADIO RAHIM VIDEO “IN FULL EFFECT”
Washington D.C. rapper Radio Rahim presents the Arad-directed music video for “In Full Effect”, the new single from his new album In Full Effect, produced entirely by Ill Adrenaline Records producer Confidence and featuring Quadir Lateef. Rahim has shared stages along side Brother Ali, OneBeLo, RJD2, Blueprint, Sage Francis and J-Live.
THE PARROTS SHARE “I AM A MAN” VIA YVYNYL
The Parrots are a fresh-from-college young garage-surf trio from Madrid that’s causing a commotion in the Spanish scene this year. Last summer they recorded two tracks for a 7″ (released via cult indie label from Madrid, Sonido Muchacho) with Aaron Bastinelli in Amsterdam, at Converse’s Rubber Tracks Studios.
DIET FULL EP STREAM
Soundscape Magazine has partnered up with New York indie rockers to exclusively premiere the band’s forthcoming EP, entitled Palindrome. The release, which can be heard HERE, was recorded at Exeter Studio with Joe Dell’Aquila and mastered by Bill Henderson of Azimuth Mastering and will be released tomorrow on all digital platforms.
BATTLE TRANCE REVEALS FIRST TRACK OFF DEBUT FULL-LENGTH
Battle Trance is pleased to share the first track from their debut full-length Palace of Wind, out August 26, 2014 on New Amsterdam Records/NNA Tapes. The track premiered via AV Club, who called it “a 14-minute voyage of glorious texture, melody and mood.”
SARAH JAFFE ON NPR
When Texas singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe released The Body Wins in 2012, it functioned as both a high-profile introduction and a radical left turn. Jaffe had spent a few years as an under-the-radar up-and-comer, but her best-known songs (“Clementine,” “Even Born Again”) tended toward brooding folk-pop balladry. It’s a craft she’d virtually perfected, but competition in that field is steep and notably plentiful.
SOUL TRACK MIND RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FOOLIN’ AROUND”
R&B-soul fusion band Soul Track Mind announces the release of their new single “Foolin’ Around”, the title track from their forthcoming full-length album Unbreakable, out September 16th. This seven-piece band produces soulful vocals with a blend of funk, rock and jazz. Soul Track Mind creates progressive, modern music that draws influences from soul and blues classics like Bobby Womack and Sam Cooke, while their powerful horn section keeps the music upbeat and energetic.