NEW VIDEO BY GENSU DEAN
The Grand Imperial, Gensu Dean, SP1200 producer, analog equipment junkie, and Mello Music producer, recently took a moment out of his NYC travels to talk about “The Art of Digging.” A pure vinyl head who abides by the Jedi code, Dean still covers labels, doesn’t do e-digging, and explains why in this short video clip. It’s this ethos, combined with hard knock production, that has garnered Gensu production credits and friendships with Large Professor, David Banner, Brand Nubian, Planet Asia, and even a co-sign from the King, DMC of Run DMC. Most recently Gensu Dean produced the entire album for Mississippi emcee 7evenThirty on a record titled “The Problem.”
Watch the video clip: Gensu Dean “The Art of Digging”
ENSEMBLE MIK NAWOOJ RELEASES FIRST SINGLE “WE WILL CONQUER”
Ever wonder what Wu Tang’s C.R.E.A.M might sound like performed by a classical orchestra? Oakland-based Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) does just that. Led by Korean born, Bay area-based Taoist composer JooWan Kim, the group melds Western European Classical compositional techniques into hip-hop, rock, & pop. The result, according to San Francisco Bay Guardian, “is a sound that juxtaposes the rapid-fire staccato of rap with the bombastic percussiveness and dramatic tension of western classical music. It’s unapologetic and truly like nothing else.”
SIMS ANNOUNCES ‘FIELD NOTE’S RELEASE
Sims announces the release of Field Notes, a collection of 7 new tracks set for release on September 2nd through Doomtree Records. Following 2011’s critically acclaimed Bad Time Zoo LP, Field Notes finds the Minneapolis rapper in fine form, spitting poignant, razor-sharp lyrics over larger than life productions from Doomtree’s own Cecil Otter and Paper Tiger, as well as newcomers ICETEP and Plain Ole Arson (Ryan Olson x Plain Ole Bill).
RAY LAMONTAGNE ANNOUNCES SUPERNOVA FALL TOUR 2014
Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne announces the Supernova Fall Tour today. The North American tour will kick off on October 10th in Paso Robles, CA and will conclude on November 12th, at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. After a great run supporting Ray on tour this summer, The Belle Brigade will return as the supporting act for the Supernova Fall Tour.
RICH AUCOIN PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “YELLING IN SLEEP”
Following the release of the “Are You Experiencing?” video and the single “Want To Believe”, Rich Aucoin has shared the video for “Yelling In Sleep” today via Noisey, the animated video was directed by Canadian Joel MacKenzie and was recently awarded “Best Music Video” at Animation Block Party 2014, in Brooklyn. “This song is about the failures in all types of our relationships,” explains Rich. “Yelling in our sleep is a phrase to elicit the frustration we have when we lose these relationships and the nightmare that haunts us afterwards.”
DILLON FRANCIS TO RELEASE ‘MONEY SUCKS, FRIENDS RULE’
Money Sucks, Friends Rule, the highly anticipated debut album from prolific artist/producer/ DJ Dillon Francis, will be released on October 28 via Columbia Records. The album – which is available for pre-order today features multiple genre-busting collaborations with some of dance music’s most cutting edge artists and producers, including DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Twista, Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie, The Presets and Major Lazer, among others.
TO THE WIND PREMIERE “VACANT HOME” MUSIC VIDEO
To The Wind has premiered a new music video for their song “Vacant Home” off their new album Block Out The Sun & Sleep. To watch the “Vacant Home” music video, please click here. With the release of their new music video, To The Wind has also announced they will be supporting Senses Fail on the Let It Enfold You 10th Anniversary Tour. Other supporting bands include No Bragging Rights and Knuckle Puck.
RUBBLEBUCKET’S NEW VIDEO “CAROUSEL RIDE” PREMIERES ON NOISEY
VICE’s music blog Noisey is premiering the new video for, “Carousel Ride” off Rubblebucket’s new album Survival Sounds (due August 25 on Communion). The site proclaims, “The Brooklyn-based band mixes dynamics with studied aplomb: pounding drums, warped synth scratches, and a bold horn section are wedded to singer Kalmia Traver’s conversational, lilting singing style, which altogether create the perfect soundtrack for these surreal escapades. It’s baroque pop of the extremely epic variety.”
JUST KIDDIN RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘THINKING ABOUT IT’
With roots in a small town in England, DJ/producer duo Just Kiddin has been making some serious waves in the deep house scene of late. Following an all-star remix of Claptone’s hit single ‘No Eyes’ which was named #4 on Mixmag’s Top 10 Exclusive Downloads of 2013 and has been viewed on Youtube channel The Sound You Need over 3 million times to date, Just Kiddin returns to playlists this summer with a new single ‘Thinking About It,’ out now in the US via Win Music and acclaimed dance channel Eton Messy and in the UK via FFRR Records.
OH HONEY RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “LONELY NEIGHBOR”
Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic indie folk/pop duo Oh Honey has released the official video for “Lonely Neighbor,” from their debut EP With Love. “Lonely Neighbor” follows Oh Honey’s previously released videos for “I Love You Will Still Sound The Same” and the band’s single, “Be Okay,” which has over 1 million YouTube views.
WOO CHILD ‘HEIRS’ NEW EP
St. Louis rapper Woo Child presents his new EP Heirs, featuring guest appearances from C.Jay Conrod, Marcy Wellz, Mi’Ahani and produced entirely by three-time St. Louis Underground Music Fest Beat Champion, JBJR. The EP’s release comes on the heels of the video for single “Don’t I” (watch), currently being played in stores at Macy’s, Journey’s and American Eagle as well as VH1 India. Woo’s previously released music includes the single “Move” on the Monarchy Records/Spectra Music Group label.
NEW SINGLE BY ACTION BRONSON
An unofficial version of the first single “Easy Rider” off Action Bronson’s forthcoming VICE / Atlantic debut Mr. Wonderful made its way into the world yesterday. Check out the official version of the Party Supplies produced track below and purchase it on iTunes now.
KOLLEY FINALLY UNLEASHES THE VISUAL FOR THE TITLE TRACK OF HIS DEBUT “REAL N*GGA SHIT”
With the highest score for a debut artist in Live Mixtapes history you’d think young BBE upstart Kolley hailed from a rap mecca like Atlanta instead of a blip on the map like Bassfield, MS. Of course the production roster “Real N*gga Shit” boasted and a feature from KRIT never hurt anyone but Kolley definitely struck a nerve.
DISCLOSURE ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
Last night, Disclosure stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform their platinum single “Latch” (out on Cherrytree/Interscope) with some help from Sam Smith. They’ll be in the states for a couple performances through the weekend.
NEW SINGLE BY DOUBLE TOOTH
Toronto-based experimental electro-psych project, Double Tooth, releases their debut single “You Should Buy Myself A Drink.” Listen to the track HERE.
Teaming up with keyboardist Robbie Grunwald (Doug Paisley, Jill Barber), Double Tooth is the psychedelic alter-ego of Joshua Van Tassel (Great Lake Swimmers, Royal Wood). Influenced by Nigerian music from the 1960s, “You Should Buy Myself a Drink” is a sonic trip dance party that mashes together eerie – yet funky – synth lines, pulsating rhythms, and polyphonic percussion.
MEDICINE “TURNING” SINGLE
Last year, LA trio Medicine released To The Happy Few, their first LP in nearly 20 years. Today, we’re happy to announce they are back yet again with Home Everywhere, out October 28th on Captured Tracks.
During this past year, Brad Laner, Elizabeth Thompson and Jim Goodall eschewed the 90s-nostalgia touring circuit trod and instead dug deep to bring you Home Everywhere: A collection of new songs created with a gaze that is omni-directional. An answer to no other band, movement or genre. An ambitious piece that could be the work of none other than three lifer music weirdos in full inspiration mode.
IN THE VALLEY BELOW SHARE NEW SINGLE “NEVERMINDERS”
“On the standout track “Neverminders,” they find a sweet spot in between bluesy rock revivalists like the Dead Weather and Lorde’s sweeping synth-pop, creating an epic, fuzzed-out sound that seems designed to played on very big stages. If they stay on the course they’ve plotted out, they could end up there very soon.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
THE FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY ON RAP SENSATION A$AP ROCKY
Noisey.com (VICE’s music channel) releases today Part One of SVDDXNLY, the feature-length documentary on rap sensation A$AP Rocky. The documentary, which was produced and directed by Noisey, will roll out in five parts weekly.
Watch Part One of SVDDXNLY on Noisey.com:
MASTERCARD GOES AFTER THE EDM MOVEMENT
MasterCard (NYSE:MA) and SFX Entertainment (NASDAQ: SFXE) today announced a multi-year global partnership that will bring innovative technology solutions to the SFX platform and further strengthen MasterCard’s commitment to being an experiential brand in music and entertainment. Acting as a technology partner, MasterCard will simplify the way hundreds of millions of electronic dance music (EDM) fans worldwide can access SFX events, engage with content and connect with their community. Through its Priceless platform, MasterCard will also create surprise and delight experiences for fans, starting this fall.
NEW EP POSTED BY MERCURE DIOR
Having released two singles/videos, “Ok, Straight,” which was premiered by Earmilk, and “Dreams Equal Secrets”, debuted via Okayplayer/PotholesInMyBlog, Greenbelt, Maryland rapper/producer MerCure Dior is ready to share his MerCure Dior (The EP) with the public. Premiering via Jenesis Magazine, the project is written and produced in-full by MerCure, serving as a great preview of his range and potential. At just three songs, the complex self-introductory EP gives listeners a window into the young artist’s multifaceted talent – with “Ok, Straight” displaying a mainstream/electronic rap vibe, while “Dreams Equal Secrets” is a more introspective cut, and his singing on “Monday Night” exudes a more laid back feel. The new music is an extension from the buzz MerCure garnered with his 2012 A$AP Ant collab, “Gush,” and 2013’s “V7NILL7.”
Check out the Jenesis Magazine premiere and interview:
THE CHIMPZ VIDEO ON LOUDWIRE
SoCal hip-hop-influenced hard rockers THE CHIMPZ are pleased to announce brand new details on their upcoming, adrenaline-injected self-titled EP produced by Ryan Greene (Bad Religion, NOFX, Megadeth), hitting stores on September 9, 2014. The EP will include the band’s new single, ‘California’, which is being released today in the form of a brand new music video, exclusively via Loudwire!
THE WHO “WHO HITS 50” 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
There is no more significant a milestone in Rock Music than the 50th Anniversary. Alongside The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, THE WHO complete the holy trinity of British Rock bands that have the honor of celebrating that landmark.
WHO HITS 50 will be celebrated with a year-long series of releases, promotions and events designed to capture the imagination of existing fans and the younger generation of fans that are only coming to realize the enormity of THE WHO’s influence not only musically, but through music, art, film and fashion.
All launched in June with the announcement of a string of UK Arena shows and a Greatest Hits collection to be released on October 28, 2014.
The contact for any fan wanting to get in touch is firstname.lastname@example.org
SALLIE FORD UNVEILS NEW SINGLE
When Sallie Ford first burst into the music scene she quickly established herself as one of the most powerful voices in indie rock. Today, Sallie premieres a new song “Coulda Been” on A.V. Club from her upcoming new album Slap Back out on October 14th, marking her debut on Vanguard Records. Produced by Chris Funk (Decemberists, Black Prairie, Red Fang), the new album introduces Sallie’s all new line-up – Anita Lee Elliot (Viva Voce & Blue Giant) on bass, Amanda Spring (Point Juncture, WA) on drums & Cristina Cano (Albatross & Siren & the Sea) on keyboards.
LISTEN TO “COULDA BEEN” HERE:
DREAMERS NEW VIDEO “WOLVES”
Prepare to embark on a journey with DREAMERS, with their unique brand of grunge that is nostalgic for a space somewhere between art-school eccentric and the late 1970s punk scene. Today, the band debuted their brand new music video for their single Wolves on Alternative Press.
HALEY PHARO EXCLUSIVE NEW VIDEO FOR “PRISONER”
The MuseBox today announced that Dallas pop singer Haley Pharo has released the video for “Prisoner,” the next single from her self-titled debut album. The 25 year-old Pharo, whose blend of pop, rock, and R&B has earned her comparisons to Katy Perry and Pink, released Haley Pharo via Haywire Records in April. Haley Pharo was produced by Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, fun., Beyonce) and includes “Prisoner,” a track co-written by King Logan, best known for his collaboration with Timbaland. All songs on Haley Pharo are available on iTunes.
NEW SINGLE BY BEN HOWARD
Ben Howard has unveiled a dramatic first track as a taster to his forthcoming second album this evening, August 5th. Details of the second album will be announced soon.
NEW SINGLE POSTED BY THOUSAND DAYS
Combining the uninhibited rawness of Liz Phair, the grungy fierceness of Hole, and the smart, polished arrangements of 10,000 Maniacs, Boston alt-rock band Thousand Days has built a reputation for “guitar-heavy pop music that brings back fond memories of girl-fronted 90s bands” (Northeast Performer).
JASMINE V DROPS THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR HER FIRST SINGLE
Talented, young Interscope recording artist Jasmine Villegas is hard at work in preparation for her extended play release later this year. Today she drops the lyric video for her first track “That’s Me Right Here”. After reaching astronomical success on social media, Jasmine is ready to break out into the music world with the same passion and fervor she has put towards her many other talents.
PRE-ORDER FOR MARY LAMBERT’S UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM
The pre-order for Mary Lambert’s upcoming debut album, Heart On My Sleeve, launches today at all participating digital retailers. Consumers who pre-order will receive two instant gratification downloads: the album’s first single “Secrets” and “When You Sleep” from the yet to be released Heart On My Sleeve, which will be released on October 14th by Capitol Records.
NEW FOUND GLORY NEW ALBUM
New Found Glory will release their new album Resurrection on October 7th! Pre-order it and check out the official video for the first track “Selfless” now at www.hopelessrecords.com/resurrection
The band also just announced they are headlining the 5th annual Glamour Kills tour with labelmates We Are The In Crowd and friends Fireworks this fall! Candy Hearts, Red City Radio and Better Off will also be joining on select dates! Pre-sale bundles are on sale today at 12pm local. Find out more at newfoundglory.com.
STEREOGUM SHARES VIDEO FOR H/\N/\H’s “OUT OF TOUCH”
HɅNɅH’s debut single, “Out of Touch” presents a lush and exotic layering of musical genres, weaving elements of soul, electronic, and indie sensibility into a into a fresh, ethereal sound which transports the listener into a dreamy, rhythmic realm. The Brooklyn based vocalist infuses her music with palpable soul, and mesmerizing soundscapes. Produced by Nicolas Pesce, the video for “Out of Touch” provides viewers with the perfect visual depiction of the dark, uneasiness that the song itself carries.