DEAR CRIMINALS “PETITE MORT” PREMIERES
Montreal’s Dear Criminals is Charles Lavoie, Vincent Legault and Frannie Holder’s side project. Having expressed their will to play together for years, they finally decided to unite efforts in this project where Charles’ intense and strong vocals and Frannie’s vulnerable and fragile voice complement each other in a very unique and touching way.
NEW MIXTAPE BY GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
The collective was founded by current Rinse France resident DJ Louise Chen, who was swiftly joined by fellow Rinse France resident and singer/songwriter Piu Piu.
Piu Piu, who was most recently featured on DJ Kitty Cash’s Love the Free Vol. II mixtape, contributed 30 minutes for the one-hour mix, which gives a taste of the kind of music that is to be expected from the emerging DJ and overall collective.
BAXTER DURY VIDEO FOR THE DEBUT SINGLE “PLEASURE”
English indie-rock singer-songwriter Baxter Dury announces the U.S. digital and physical release of his new album, It’s A Pleasure out October 21 via Le Label/PIAS. The ten-track album produced by Baxter and Craig Silver (Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire) is available for iTunes pre-sale on September 9. Described as a tragicomedy album with vignettes, It’s A Pleasure is filled with stark drum beats and strung out synths and has already been acclaimed by Q Magazine and Brooklyn Vegan.
GODSMACK LAND AT #3 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 + “1000hp”
GODSMACK rode right to the top with their sixth full-length album, 1000hp [Republic Records]. The record landed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, capturing their sixth Top 10 album debut, and #1 on Billboard’s Rock Albums Chart. Meanwhile the title track and first single “1000hp” has launched to #1 at Rock radio – capturing their 7th #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart and solidifying 1000hp as the official the #1 rock album in the country.
NEW SINGLE BY AMATUS
“Messin'” originally comes off her recently released self-produced
Broken Compass EP. Click HERE to stream it in full. Of the remix,
Pigeons and Planes raves, “With Amatus’ soulful vocals given space to breathe, and a lurching reggae beat, this remix might even top the original, especially if your looking for something to sit back and vibe to.”
PALE HANDS TO RELEASE DEBUT FULL-LEGNTH
Pale Hands is a Boston duo with lush, buoyant vocals, layered over fluttering beats and augmented by bits of haunting synths and echo-laden guitars. Spiritually, it’s akin to Cocteau Twins, CHVRCHES or a David Lynch soundtrack, but markedly its own animal. Pale Hands release their debut full-length, Spirit Lines on October 28, 2014.
“Spirit Lines is our musical interpretation of magic realism and pop surrealism; we were inspired by the work of artists and writers such as Mark Ryden, Kelly Link, and Karen Russell,” says singer Jen Johnson.
FIELD REPORT SHARES LEAD SINGLE “HOME (LEAVE THE LIGHTS ON)” VIA TIME MAGAZINE
Field Report is excited to share forthcoming album Marigolden’s lead single — the Traveling Willburys-esque “Home (Leave The Lights On)” — via TIME Magazine. This surprisingly catchy radio single finds Porterfield grappling with his new life as a touring musician, hoping the home, wife, dog, and life he left behind in Milwaukee will still be there upon his return. “Leave the lights on,” he asks, “it might be nighttime when I get there, but I’m on my way home.” While the song contemplates lonesomeness, there is an undeniable sense of hope driving it.
ACCEPT SONG “FINAL JOURNEY”
Heavy Metal legends ACCEPT will release their new album Blind Rage on August 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The influential group’s 14th studio album was produced by renowned audio engineer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Napalm Death, Opeth) and is the follow-up to 2012’s Stalingrad, which debuted at #81 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was hailed as “brilliant” and a record that “the traditional metalhead will really cherish” by Goldmine. Today, NPR premieres the new ACCEPT song “Final Journey” from Blind Rage, saying, “it is surprising to hear Edvard Grieg’s “Morning Mood” in the last minutes of “Final Journey,” especially pitting Grieg’s theme that conjures spring and new-ness to a song about death.” Check out the NPR premiere of ACCEPT’s “Final Journey” now at THIS location.
ANNA LUNOE TOUR
In the last few years Anna Lunoe has not stopped moving. Whether traveling around the world thrilling club and festival crowds, collaborating with and lending vocals to some of the freshest names in dance music, writing her own productions, or simply busting trademark moves in front of the decks, Anna embodies an energy sought by many but achieved by few. Her forthcoming ‘All Out Fall Out’ headlining club tour should give North America another glimpse at what makes this Aussie transplant one of electronic music’s most interesting multi-hyphenates.
MATTHEW CONNOR NEW VIDEO
Focusing on the rise and fall of a promising relationship, the video follows Matthew Connor’s character as he tears himself apart by remembering all the places where he and his ex-lover (portrayed by Hunter Canning) fell in love. Shot in black and white stop-motion and directed by photographer Marc McAndrews, 4,000 frames (out of a total 21,000 taken during production) appear in the final cut of the video and create a vintage effect, helping to emphasize the song’s nature of longing for days past.
SPOON ‘THEY WANT MY SOUL’ DEBUTS AT #4
Riding a tidal wave of rave reviews, killer TV appearances, and Triple A Top 10 single “Do You” (just added into rotation at mtvU and MTV2), Spoon’s eighth – and by all accounts, best – studio album They Want My Soul (Loma Vista/Concord) has entered the U.S. album chart at #4, selling nearly 40,000 copies in the week since its August 5 release.
They Want My Soul’s #4 debuts ties the band’s career high, established by its previous album Transference (Merge) which debuted in the same position in 2010.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE ANNOUNCE DEPARTURE OF CHRIS WALLA
Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has announced the departure of founding member Chris Walla. The guitarist/keyboardist/producer will leave the 7x GRAMMY® Award-nominated band following their current run of festival dates, culminating with what is sure to be a very special headline performance at Victoria, BC’s Rifflandia.
BLURRED VISION LIVE VIDEO
On Friday August 8, 2014, Blurred Vision took to the streets of downtown Toronto, with a flat bed truck equipped with a mobile live stage, and their brand new song and campaign titled “No More War”.
Not only did the band plan to share their new single with the thousands of Torontonians and tourists walking the streets, but to also begin to spread their campaign based on the song, that is rallying fans to create the biggest anti war petition in history.
Watch the live performance now:
ADVENTURE GALLEY WATCH & POST “MAROONED”
Portland, OR born ADVENTURE GALLEY, has just revealed their stunning new black-and-white laced video for “Marooned,” via The Music Ninja. The track is from their and newest, critically acclaimed record, Anywhere That’s Wild. The video boasts an intriguing story line, which launches the band above and beyond the call of duty as they head into the unknown.
KWAMIE LIVE FREE EP
Kwamie Liv dropped her debut EP Lost in the Girl today for free download. While Kwamie’s down-tempo and intimate trip-hop/R&B early offerings “Follow You” and 5AM” set her out as one to watch Lost in the Girl further proves her flair for experimentation and determination to exceed expectations.
KEYS N KRATES NEW SINGLE “ARE WE FADED”
Following the recent announcement of their upcoming Dim Mak release Every Nite, Keys N Krates have unveiled the first single off the EP, “Are We Faded.” With a debut on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show as well as on the highly influential YouTube channel All Trap Music, the tune is already well on its way to becoming a staple through the remainder of the summer festival season and beyond.
NEW EP OSTRICH RUN
After months tirelessly spent in the studio, Ostrich Run is releasing their first EP Acoustified, featuring their previously released single “Everyone Pretends” alongside breakout tracks “Steel” and “Boundaries”. The Anaheim, California based duo comprised of best friends Joel Rowland and Mark Pascale, have collaborated to make this EP a representation of their innovative alternative, indie-rock sound. From hard-hitting drums, violin solos and elements of electro-pop, the four-song EP contains the true sound of Ostrich Run. Acoustified is now available on iTunes.
BECKY G JOINS JASON DERULO’S ‘TALK DIRTY’ TOUR
Becky G will join Jason Derulo’s Talk Dirty tour which kicks off on October 21st at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey and wraps on November 2nd at the Filmore in Miami. Becky’s latest single “Shower” has sold over half a million units. Her performances of “Shower” on NBC’s Today Show and FOX’s Teen Choice Awards earned her high praise. “Becky G was the youngest performer on the 2014 Teen Choice Awards stage, but you would never know it from her awesome-beyond-her-years performance of ‘Shower’. Becky G worked that stage like nobody’s business, singing her heart out and flaunting some seriously killer dance moves.” (PopCrush)
MYKA, RELOCATE RELEASE “PLAYING IT SAFE”
Myka, Relocate has released their new video for “Playing It Safe,” watch now. The video was directed by Ernie Gilbert.
“Playing It Safe” is the second video off the band’s debut album Lies To Light The Way (Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie) released last year. Lies To Light The Way was produced by Cameron Mizell (Memphis May Fire, Sleeping With Sirens) and recorded at Chango Studios. The album features Jonny Craig and Telle from The Word Alive.
LANA DEL RAY “BLACK BEAUTY” REMIX
Talk about atmosphere. The Rex Riot and Ouros remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Black Beauty” is exploding at the seams with dark ambience that is as inviting as it is foreboding. Featuring a guest touch from JSTJR, the track builds into a lush, Kavinsky-reminiscent rework of Lana at her best.
RUBY FRAY NEW SINGLE “PHOTOGRAPH”
Ruby Fray will release her sophomore album, Grackle, on September 30th via Olympia-based label K. Album track “Photograph” — which premiered with Entertainment Weekly — embodies the haunting, otherworldly sound that she’s dubbed “psychedelic witch wave.”
MINI DOCU OF THE AVETT BROTHERS
Watch the beautiful 14 minute mini-documentary featuring behind the scenes footage of The Avett Brothers playing their tenth show at Red Rocks Amphitheater featuring special guest Bob Weir. The video features exclusive backstage interviews and footage from their historic three day run at the iconic venue.
ALT-J RELEASE NEW TRACK “EVERY OTHER FRECKLE”
Today alt-J premiere “Every Other Freckle”, the third song to be lifted from their forthcoming album, This Is All Yours. The song is available to download and stream now; it is also available as an instant grat to those that pre-order the new album. This Is All Yours will be released in the U.S. on September 23 via Canvasback Music in CD, digital and double-vinyl editions.
ARCADE FIRE “YOU ALREADY KNOW” VIDEO
Official video for “You Already Know” from ‘Reflektor’:
THE KILLING LIGHTS DEBUTS VIDEO FOR “LIES SPREAD LIKE FIRE”
The Killing Lights, the new project from Michael Vampire of Vampires Everywhere! fame, unleashes their debut video for their first single “Lies Spread Like Fire” premiering exclusively today via Revolver. The video was directed by Will Da Rosa and shot in the band’s home base of Los Angeles.
RDGLDGRN NEW SINGLE
DC indie go-go trio, RDGLDGRN, have once again put their artistic diversity on full display this week; debuting both a new track and the first in their new comic series Deuce Day World. The new single “Cornbread”, which features up-and-coming DMV rapper Nike Nando, premiered today with noted tastemakers Hypetrak, and exhibits the same sort of creative confidence and attentive songwriting that has captured the attention of an ever-increasing portion of the blog world with every release. As has become the band’s signature, “Cornbread” leaves the traditional genre lines in shambles ensuring that their wide-ranging fanbase will once again find something in the tracks that speaks to them no matter their musical tastes.
JO MERSA REVEALS NEW VIDEO FOR “SUNSHINE”
Rising reggae artist Jo Mersa unveils his intimate side on the brand new video for “Sunshine,” the first single off his debut EP Comfortable (out now on Ghetto Youths International).
VIBE exclusively premieres the Shaun Escayg directed visual:
BIG FREEDIA RELEASES NEW VIDEO “MO AZZ”
Off her debut album Just Be Free, the Queen of New Orleans Bounce, Big Freedia, is releasing her latest video “Mo Azz.” A gritty, raw video, “Moo Azz” will give fans the experience of a Big Freedia show.
Big Freedia will also hit the road this fall with an all new stage show and dazzling performances. The 20-plus city tour will be intertwined with performances at major festival dates throughout the country.
ANGELS & AIRWAVES DEBUT LP ON VINYL
SRCvinyl will release Angels & Airwaves’ ‘We Don’t Need to Whisper’ as a double vinyl set on September 23. Pre-orders are now available here.
“We Don’t Need to Whisper” is the debut studio album by the American rock band Angels & Airwaves. Recorded at Neverpants Ranch in San Diego, California and produced by guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, the album was originally released on May 23, 2006 through Geffen Records.
MERIDIAN NEW ALBUM STREAM
Modern Vinyl is currently streaming Meridian’s new album, The Cathedral, out August 19 on Youth Conspiracy Records. Check out full-album stream here.
MUST DIE! PREVIEW “HELLCAT”
“‘Death & Magic’ is pivotal to me. It’s both an opportunity to release music on a grand scale, and an opportunity to really hone my craft. The title is very indicative of the musical tone of the whole album, equal parts moody and bright … ” says MUST DIE!. “I’m very happy with the album and I think it shows nearly every tangible quirk of my sometimes-polarizing personality whether subtly or otherwise.”
HEROBUST HOOKS UP WITH ‘SWAY IN THE MORNING’
Every once in a while an artist has the privilege of meeting some of the people who helped shaped their love of music. That’s exactly what happened when Hayden Kramer, better known as heRobust, was invited to do a guest mix for legendary MTV personality Sway Calloway on his ‘Sway In The Morning’ radio show.
THE CABANA KIDS “JUST LET ME KNOW” ON BROOKLYN VEGAN
New York based THE CABANA KIDS have been creating quite a stir on the local scene. Playing much-talked about shows at venues such as Cake Shop, Pianos’ and Brooklyn Bowl, the group have just launched their debut single, “Just Let Me Know,” via Brooklyn Vegan earlier this week.
The single is off their highly anticipated upcoming Fall EP release, The Birds & The Bees, which will be out via Small Plates Records.
SUNFLOWER DEAD NEW VIDEO “WASTED”
Long Beach, CA hard rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD just released their brand new music video for the killer re-mixed version of their track “Wasted” via Blank TV! “Wasted” was re-imagined and mixed by Eddie Wohl, known for his work with bands like Fuel, Anthrax and Ill Nino, and mastered by Maor Applebaum.
A-1 NEW SINGLE FEAT LOUIS FUTON
A-1 has teamed up with rising Philadelphia production duo Louis Futon for his new single, “Parasail.” Premiering at This Song Is Sick, the track is the first release since A-1’s feature on the Ryan Hemsworth remix of the Lana Del Ray single, “Summertime Sadness,” and his latest project, The Thurl Tape.
TUMBLR BRINGS WIZ KHALIFA TO AUSTIN, TX
Tumblr and rap phenomenon, Wiz Khalifa (trapwiz.tumblr.com) are teaming up for a Tumblr IRL live exhibit to be held on Saturday, August 16th at Ironwood Hall in Austin, TX (505 E. 7th Street). On the heels of the exhibit, the Rostrum/ Atlantic Records artist will be releasing his third album BLACC HOLLYWOOD on August 19th. Wiz Khalifa: A Tumblr IRL and Blacc Hollywood Experience is open to all ages and is free to the public with RSVP. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
AUSMUTEATS NEW SINGLE “FREEDOM OF INFORMATION”
AUSMUTEANTS started life in late 2011 in Geelong by Jake Robertson and Billy Gardner. Both had been playing since teenagers in trad garage bands The Frowning Clouds (Jake) and The Living Eyes (Billy). Being good looking rebels who play by their own rules, they cracked the shits, broke loose with just a synth and drums and in early 2012, knocked out the ‘Split Personalities’ tape. By the time that was out they’d added Melbourne loose-unit Marc Dean on bass, and soon after, ex-Canberran hardcore non-guitarist Shaun Connor on guitar.
KIRBY KAISER SINGLE “HAWAII”
For most of us, a tropical getaway just isn’t in the cards. Luckily 21-year-old Kirby Kaiser’s new doo-wop single “Hawaii” spins a lush, idyllic island fantasy that will have you dreaming of cheap motel resorts, mai-tai coconut drinks, beach huts and faded postcards in no time.
OSAKA’S SHONEN KNIFE TO PLAY 1000TH SHOW
Osaka, Japan’s legendary Shonen Knife are about to reach another milestone in their 30+ year career of bringing the joys of punk rock, fantasy and food to the hearts and ears of the fortunate.
Shonen Knife’s 1000th worldwide performance (since their inception in 1982) will take place in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota at The Turf Club on 9/16 during their upcoming 33 show North American tour. This latest visit takes place during the months of September and October in support of their latest album “Overdrive” released in April 2014 on Good Charamel Records.
CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO FROM FRENCH MONTANA “DON’T PANIC”
Single available NOW at all digital retailers:
CUZOH NEW SINGLE “THE ONE”
Ghetto & Blues Emcee CuzOH, returns with his latest single titled “The One”. At some point in their life, every man wants to find that special lady, and when they do, now they can tell them
“This is much more than lust, stronger than a crush, this could be us baby. Your’e much more than a b***h, more than a side chick, let me tell you lady…..You’re The One.”
SARANTOS VIDEO “ARE YOU SURE YOU CAN LAST”
Sarantos has often been labelled as a fusion of modern soft rock/pop music with 80s rock and his newest song will definitely heighten that reputation. Fans have been unable to stop playing this new song while working out! Sarantos 80s rocker style with this song will never escape the comparison to the hit movie series Rocky and the famous songs “Eye of the Tiger, No Easy way Out, Hearts On Fire and Moment of Truth.”
J CUTTA “LIVIN'” VIDEO
Atlanta rapper/producer J Cutta presents the Roger Torabi-directed music video for “Livin’”, the self-produced single from his album Life, Lies & Luxury. J has produced for the Youngbloodz, the Dungeon Family, has opened for Soulja Boy and has been featured on mixtapes with DJ Scream and DJ Teknikz.
AMBER RUN WILL RELEASE THEIR BRAND NEW VIDEO “PILOT”
Amber Run have released the video for their new single and EP title track ‘Pilot’:
STREAM CHORUS GRANT’S NEW ALBUM VIA STEREOGUM
The arrangements on the album go hand-in-hand with the mood of the lyrics with its intimate minimalism and sophistication. The band plays with a great sense of detail and respect for the overall themes of the songs and the artistic honesty and necessity is to us undeniable. Songs about bereavement processes and a life turned upside down are intertwined with songs of love, twosomeness and travels done in unison.
NATALIE MCCOOL REVEALS NEW SINGLE
Natalie McCool, one of the most well respected singer-songwriters to emerge recently, has announced the upcoming release of her second single this year. ‘Dig It Out’ will surely build upon the plaudits and momentum that previous single ‘Wind Blows Harder’ cultivated, which garnered praise from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash, NME and Indie Shuffle.