HERO FOR TODAY OFFICIAL EPK VIDEO
Hero For Today is a high-energy Pop/Rock band from Orange County, California that epitomizes the Southern California lifestyle. They’ve written and recorded some incredibly catchy songs with inspirational lyrics that kids today really relate to – but what really sets this band apart from all others are the melodic, powerful, complex guitar harmonies and solos. Rocko, Sam, Eric and John, the four members of Hero For Today, continue to attract loyal new fans show after show. They are four talented, dedicated and very hard working teenagers with big dreams and an incredibly bright future – and they’re fortunate to have the support of some the biggest names in the music business.
THE OCEAN PARTY SHARES “WADING IN” VIA STEREOGUM
The Ocean Party started hundreds of miles from the sea and possibly even further from a civilised music town. Not that Wagga Wagga (in regional New South Wales, Australia) isn’t civilised but its citizens are way more known for their sporting abilities than their musical abilities. This is probably why all the members of the band took the train to the closest city after high school and never returned. Lucky for them it was Melbourne.
PIMPTON NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “ALL THE SEXY GIRLS”
Pimpton has just unleashed the first video from his upcoming LP, “All The Sexy Girls”. It Premiered today on HipHopCanada.com who describe the video by saying, “[Pimpton] plays things out as the man in the mirror; that is, the man in the mirror playing witness to all the sexy girls. The girls are kicking it in their room: they’re doing their hair, and taking their clothes off, and having pillow fights.
MISTEUR VALAIRE NEW VIDEO “LIFE GETS BRUTAL”
In collaboration with Antler & Shed, MV pushes boundaries with their new clip Life Gets Brutal. Amazing animation hypnotizes viewers, playing on the evils of daily boredom, abuse and absurdity. Yes, sometimes Life Gets Brutal.
PART TIME NEW SINGLE “MY JAMEY”
Part Time, the lo fi pop recording project of David Speck, has a dazzling new single, “My Jamey” ahead of a US tour starting August 23rd with Gap Dream. “My Jamey” has everything we have come to expect from Part Time – a sparkling voice, glittery synths, and glossy cool percussion. The single is part of a split 7″ with Gap Dream coming out on Burger/Lollipop Records Tuesday, August 26th. David will also be releasing a new cassette on Plastic Response Records a week earlier on Tuesday, August 19th featuring 19 rare and previously unreleased songs.
Part Time – “My Jamey”
SLIGHT BIRCHING ALBUM STREAM
Slight Birching is the alias of the Vancouver-based soundscaper Sean Travis Ramsay. His music balances a fine line between ambient drone and traditional songwriting, bending “acoustic music into strange, atmospheric directions” (Exclaim!). Inspired by humanity’s fascination with creating complex structures, systems, and beliefs that separate us from nature, and steeped in a heavy dose of Neue Deutsche Welle, Cultural Envelope is an atmospheric, introspective, and ambitious collection.
THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATES RELEASE “HOWL” MUSIC VIDEO
The Unlikely Candidates have released a new music video for the song “Howl” off of their latest EP Follow My Feet. The cheeky video is now available to view on music blog CraveOnline:
NEW SINGLE BY BAD NUZE
On the road to riches and diamond rings, Bad Nuze links with Bobby Capri in Virgina and Gerald Walker in Milwaukee. The trio share an affinity for the finer things in life. Listen to the latest single off of Bad Nuze’s The Liez and Rumorz mixtape, available now on AudioMack:
NEW VIDEO BY ELIOT SUMNER
Today, Eliot Sumner releases her highly-anticipated EP, Information viaCherrytree/Interscope. PRESS HERE to watch the music video for the title track, directed by photographer Eliot Lee Hazel, on RollingStone.com.
“The video is a representation of the self, alone and vulnerable in a dark void,” she said. “‘Information’ is a breakup song; it’s about not understanding the situation. With social networks these days, everyone needs to know everything, all the time. But the problem is, people are so used to short snippets of information that no one has any attention span any more. I don’t, anyway. It’s about a quest to know everything.”
NEW SINGLE BY CITY OF GLASS
City of Glass are David Phu, an award winning cycle fashion photographer/blogger, and longtime friend and accomplished film composer Michael Champion. Together, they are an electro indie/pop rock duo who formed in Vancouver and developed in Berlin. “The Moon and the Tide” is about the dissolution of a relationship and the pull one person can have on another. The track is from the duo’s upcoming Monogyny EP, dropping later this year.
Listen to City of Glass “The Moon and The Tide”:
NEW SINGLE BY ROGIZZ
For the 2nd release off his forthcoming collaborative EP with Soultrap aficionado Tree, Rogizz displays his lyrical ability over an upbeat original track produced by Tree that will undoubtedly keep the listener reaching for the rewind button and thoroughly entertained. If you love creative lyricism and clever punchlines, this latest leak from his forthcoming project, The Pimp and the Preacher, will not disappoint.
WORMBURNER TO RELEASE ‘PLEASANT LIVING IN PLANNED COMMUNITIES’
Narrative indie rock luminaries from Brooklyn-via-Hoboken, Wormburner will release their third LP on September 30, 2014 via Negative Fun Records. Titled Pleasant Living in Planned Communities, this album’s cast of desperate characters includes a downed airman in WWII Europe, a 21st Century soldier returning home from battle, and a transient gay hustler whose youthful looks are weathering with age. Wormburner will perform an Album Release Show at Mercury Lounge in NYC on Friday, September 26 at 8pm.
NEW SINGLE BY FLOSSTRADAMUS
Today DJ / production duo Flosstradamus debut a brand new track entitled “Rebound” via Ultra Records. Josh Young has this to say about the song overall:
“Rebound is a departure from the normal maximal trap sound we pioneered. We felt that after Mosh Pit and TTU with Waka we wanted to make a song that sounded like something we listen to at the crib, or in the car on the way home from a show. Curt and I are both fans of mellow, downtempo music, and this is our nod to that world. This is an exciting step in a new, more mature direction for us.”
ROYAL BLOOD’S “FIGURE IT OUT” IS THE MOST ADDED SONG THIS WEEK AT ROCK RADIO
“Figure It Out”, the second single from UK duo Royal Blood (23 year-old vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and 25 year-old drummer Ben Thatcher) is the #1 most added song at the rock radio format this week with over 35 stations adding the record early – an impressive entrance onto the chart. Today the band also announced seven additional headlining U.S. dates to take place this September and October. The newly announced dates will go on-sale this Friday, August 8th at 10:00 AM local time. Royal Blood recently wrapped up their first headlining trek in the States and appeared at both the Lollapalooza and Osheaga music festivals this past weekend. The duo was hailed as the must-see bands at Lollapalooza by various publications.
THE MOST INFLUENTIAL YOUNG LATINOS OF 2014
LATINA magazine today announced the NOMINEES for their 2014 “30 Under 30” list. Nominees range from celebrities to social media stars to young influencers doing life-changing work across the globe.
The editors of LATINA – along with the support of Maybelline New York and Garnier – will celebrate 30 of the most influential young America Latinos of 2014. All public voting will be available at latina.com/30under30 and/or by utilizing Latina’s official hashtag: #Latina30Under30. Voting will take place from August 6th to September 26th. Winners will be revealed in the December/January issue of LATINA Magazine. Votes will be compiled daily on Latina.com to show the rankings of each celebrity, musician and influencer in real time so fans can follow along.
LILY & MADELEINE’S NEW SINGLE PREMIERES AT NPR MUSIC
Fumes, the sophomore album from emerging duo Lily & Madeleine, will be released October 28 on Asthmatic Kitty Records and is now available to pre-order. In advance of the release, the album’s first single, “The Wolf Is Free,” premiered yesterday at NPR Music. Of the new music, NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson praises, “This record has a little more of a kick to it…it’s fuller and more produced and more fleshed out…this whole record is zippier. I am excited about it.”
ALTERNATIVE ROCK BAND 20 EYES RELEASE NEW SINGLE “FRIENDS LIKE YOU”
Three-piece alternative rock band 20 Eyes have released their new single “Friends Like You.” The upbeat track is now streaming on music blog Casablanca Sunset:
SHY BOYS SHARE VIDEO FOR “LIFE IS PEACHY”
On the heels of their critically acclaimed debut S/T LP, Kansas City, MO’s favorite landlocked surf outfit is pleased to share their video for “Life Is Peachy”. The track is the featured A-Side on their limited edition 7″, aptly titled 45, available digitally now courtesy of High Dive Records followed by a physical vinyl release of the 7″ on August 26, 2014. In anticipation of the limited edition vinyl, the band is sharing the ever-so-clever Christopher Good directed video via Culture Collide.
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS TOP BILLBOARD CHART
Reprise Records is proud to announce TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS have topped the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with the release of their new album on Reprise Records, Hypnotic Eye. The album has been a hit with fans and critics alike, many of whom have declared the album to be amongst Petty’s finest.
“Congratulations to Tom and the Heartbreakers! This is a landmark event for a brilliant band that has been an indelible part of American culture for the past four decades,” said Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. Records. “Tom has written some of the most powerful, insightful, and evocative songs of his career, delivered with phenomenal energy and passion by the Heartbreakers, an extraordinary rock and roll machine that just keeps getting better and better. It’s a privilege for all of us at Warner Bros. to join them in celebrating their No. 1 album.”
VH1 AND K.MICHELLE TEAM UP
VH1 is celebrating with R&B star and “Love & Hip Hop” fan favorite K.Michelle as she brings her latest album Rebellious Soul to the screen with the premiere of “K.Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical.” Premiering Tuesday, August 19 at 10PM*, the dark, cautionary tale is directed by Golden Globe Award-winning actor Idris Elba. Taking center stage in this ‘hip hopera,’ K.Michelle’s powerful ballads capture the lust, love, heartache and redemption of a fierce woman struggling to break the cycle of bad romance. What will be her fate when she catches her man in a lie and her past comes back to haunt her?
NEW VIDEO BY MEGAFAUNA
Guitar World premiered the video, which was directed by Brad Linton, and inspired by themes of psychosis, loneliness, and personal transformation. The clip, which features Megafauna’s guitarist and vocalist Dani Neff trapped in a haunted factory and eventually escaping into an idyllic forest, was shot in the broken-down boiler rooms and peeling laundry facilities of Texas’s oldest psychiatric hospital. “Sometimes you have to face your fears head on in order to change,” Neff explains. Neff, known for her mind-melting shredding, co-choreographed the video, which splices modern dance movements and heavy garage riffs.
NEW SINGLE BY SUDIE
“Asiasaurus,” conveys a dreamy, ethereal ambiance, displaying Sudie at her most candid. With the lyrics, “Don’t wanna go back home / I got nowhere to roam / I guess I’ll stay alone,” mirroring spacious, moody production with swirling piano chords and distortion, the song illustrates a vivid narrative of someone who lost her way. According to Sudie, the track comes from real life experiences, “I wrote the lyrics after graduating from Southern Methodist University, but right before I went through a break-up and right before I started figuring out how to start my career. I was extremely nervous, I was panicking every day and I did not know what the hell to do with myself.”
ROB LYNCH SINGLE “WHISKEY”
London-based punk rock troubadour Rob Lynch has released a new single titled “Whiskey” from his forthcoming album, All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul. Being released on Tuesday, September 22 through Xtra Mile Recordings (Against Me!, Frank Turner, Mineral), Lynch’s debut album is full of potential sing-along favorites despite its often-weighty and emotionally-driven content. Such is the case with “Whiskey,” Lynch’s brand new single released today that recalls an evening spent with his late father. “This is a song about a night my father and I had together where we drank too much whiskey and played each other our favorite songs,” Lynch says of the track. “He died when I was 21, and when I first went to visit him in hospital, I was walking down the corridor towards his ward and I could hear him telling the other patients around him the story about that night we had.”
CONNECTING STARS “STUCK” VIDEO PREMIERES VIA TASTE OF COUNTRY
Channeling their inner Americana in the heartfelt video for “Stuck,” South Africa’s electric husband and wife duo of Martin and Cheryl Engel, known as Connecting Stars, bring line dancing, cowboy hats and African gumboot dancing to the beach. The song, filled with swinging acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, and catchy hooks is a genre – bending musical combination for fans of pop, folk, country and indie rock. “Stuck,” recently debuted at #30 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, is also charting on AC and college radio stations throughout the country. Their self-titled debut album is scheduled for release on August 26, 2014 and the single is currently on-sale via www.connectingstars.com for a limited time.
AXS TV PREMIERES ‘THE X FACTOR UK’
Cable’s premier music entertainment channel AXS TV is the official U.S. broadcast home for the upcoming eleventh season of the international mega-hit The X Factor UK. AXS TV has signed an agreement with FremantleMedia International (FMI) and Syco Entertainment, bringing the flagship UK version of the popular singing competition to the United States for the first time ever. The brainchild of world-renowned producer and music expert Simon Cowell, The X Factor UK is co-produced by Syco Entertainment and Thames TV (part of FremantleMedia UK).
GOB TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘APT. 13’+ “RADIO HELL”
Canadian pop punk band Gob has announced their sixth studio album, Apt. 13, which will be released August 26th on New Damage Records. Apt. 13 is the band’s first full length album release in seven years, returning after their 2007 album, Muertos Vivos. Apt. 13 is available now for pre-order on iTunes.
GEMMA RAY “SHAKE BABY SHAKE” VIDEO
Gemma Ray released the first video, “Shake Baby Shake,” from upcoming album Milk For Your Motors yesterday via The Quietus and the Patrick McCarthy-directed video can also now be seen and shared. The Berlin-based, British born singer’s new album will be released in the US on August 26, 2014.
DESTRUCTO UNVEILS “PARTY UP” FEAT. YG MUSIC VIDEO ON VEVO TODAY
Ready to party up? DESTRUCTO has just unveiled the music video for his latest single “Party Up” featuring YG on VEVO. For the cinematic clip, the Los Angeles producer and DJ and pre-eminent West Coast MC hijack a party bus for one raw, raucous, and rollicking night. Mayhem, debauchery and “g-house” grooves abound throughout this trip. The sound of DESTRUCTO’s forthcoming WEST COAST EP [Insomniac Records/Interscope], due out soon, comes to life vividly on this wild ride.
WILLOW BEATS RELEASE NEW VIDEO “MEREWIF”
Pop-electronica duo Willow Beats announce the release of their new video “Merewif”, the first single from their forthcoming EP out this September. Willow Beats’ signature sound features airy melodies and dreamy synths against robust bass lines. “Merewif” showcases the ethereal vocals of lead singer Kalyani Mumtaz, backed by producer Narayana Johnson’s bashy drum-laden electronics.
NEW MEDICINE NEW LYRIC VIDEO
Alternative rock quartet New Medicine is gearing up to release their sophomore album, Breaking The Model, on August 25th on Imagen Records. To help lead up to the album’s release, the band released a lyric video for “World Class Fuck Up,” the second track off the forthcoming album. The video premiered exclusively on Alternative Press and is now available on the band’s official YouTube.
“World Class Fuck Up” Lyric Video:
GRAND OPUS NEW SINGLE “THE KEY”
Grand Opus consists of Joc Scholar, the emcee out of Fresno and Bay-area producer Centric (credits include Sean Price, Kool G Rap, Black Rob, Skyzoo, Sadat X, Rapper Big Pooh, Wordsmith and more). Using the textbook hip-hop formula of the producer and the emcee, Grand Opus is raising the bar for beats and lyricism and redefining what you think of West Coast hip-hop.
D.O. SINGLE “OLD HABITS”
Toronto rapper and Northstarr label head D.O. (short for ‘Defy the Odds’) presents “Old Habits”, his new Diz Dallas-produced single featuring D-Sisive and Aspektz. “Habits” appears on Home For The Summer, his new mixtape out now featuring D.O.’s groups Art of Fresh and The Busy Brothers. Behind the boards is DJ IV, multiple Stylus Award winner and Classified’s official DJ. Features include Famous, JD Era, D-Sisive, Diz Dallas, Preetam Sengupta, and Robbie G with production coming from Statik Music, Jahronomo INC, Slakah the Beatchild, Tone Mason, and Natural Diggers.
TASS REMIXES “SAY SOMETHING”
Australian DJ/Producer and Neon Records A&R Tass is releasing his brand new Reboot of A Great Big World’s #1 single “Say Something” as a free download today. Hurry on over to his Facebook page to grab it before it’s gone!
Having already supported international acts Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso (Swedish House Mafia), Adam K, Afrojack, Basement Jaxx, Bob Sinclar, Deadmau5, D.O.N.S., Hardwell, Ian Carey, Kid Creme & Junior Jack, Morgan Page, Prok & Fitch, Ron Carroll (to name a few) including vocal divas Inaya Day, Julie McKnight, Robin S & Terri B, there’s no questioning Tass has earned a high level of respect.
ANDREW JUDAH ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 30 RELEASE DATE FOR NEW LP
It’s safe to say that Andrew Judah’s personal life hardly resembles the lyrics of his new album, Monster. Amidst the birth of his third child, the British Columbia native managed to capture lightning in a bottle, recording one of his strongest – and darkest – studio albums to date.
The 11 tracks on Monster shift structure and theme multiple times throughout each song. Loosely inspired by Randy Newman’s early work, many of the songs are narrated by untrustworthy characters. The protagonists of Monster rival David Lynch characters for perversity, like the disturbing raconteur in “Runaway” who sings he’s “got the keys to the place you call home and while you’re sleeping you’ll never know.” Jinkies.