TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA DEBUTS THEIR ROCK OPERA
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, beginning on November 13th. While 1998’s The Christmas Attic features one of the band’s most popular songs “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. The 2014 Winter Tour will find TSO playing more than 120 shows in 71 cities across North America.
THE PACK A.D. PARTNERS WITH MTVu
Partnering with MTVu, the Vancouver based duo The Pack A.D., share the official music video for “Rocket” from their latest album Do Not Engage. Filmed in Vancouver and directed by Jimi Cuell, the video depicts a post-apocalyptic, road warrior-esque narrative, pitting the girls against each other in armed combat.
SIA’S VIDEO FOR “CHANDELIER” OFFICIALLY “CERTIFIED” BY VEVO
Singer/songwriter/producer/massive hit maker Sia’s breakthrough video for her single “Chandelier” has been “CERTIFIED” by Vevo, having surpassed the over 100 Million views milestone, with over 112 million views to date. The groundbreaking video for “Chandelier” has also been nominated for 2 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS including “Video of the Year” and “Best Choreography.” In addition, Sia’s single “Chandelier” has been certified platinum by the RIAA, having sold over a million tracks.
M!NT REVEALS NEW REMIX FOR B-RIDDIMZ “ROOKERIE RUINS”
There are very few DJs and producers nowadays who began their careers by teaching themselves how to play multiple instruments by the ripe age of 14, but the exception lies within this aspiring musician who has come a long way since his move to Brooklyn earlier this year.
BEECHWOOD DEBUTS “DON’T WALK AWAY” VIDEO VIA BURGER TV
Beechwood is an original rock and roll group from NYC formed in 2012. Carrying the torch of such infamous bands like The Stooges, MC5, and the New York Dolls, Beechwood’s music stems from a tradition originated in good ol’ fashioned juvenile delinquency.
PORTER ROBINSON “FLICKER” VIDEO
“Worlds is pretty freakin’ awesome. It’s huge and ambitious and cohesive and comes with its own light show. It’s pretty hard to deny this kid has done something amazing.” (8/10) – SPIN
HE IS LEGEND ALBUM STREAM
He Is Legend has partnered up with Revolvermag.com to stream their new album Heavy Fruit. The record is the band’s first new release since their 2009 cult classic It Hates You. During the hiatus, the band says they never lost touch and guitarist Adam Tanbouz never stopped writing.
NEW SINGLE BY MERCURE DIOR
Following his three-song, self-titled, EP which was released last week, Italy-born rapper/singer/producer MerCure Dior shares “Sleeping In Italy.” Currently living in Greenbelt, Maryland, the idea for the loose single came about when he found out he would be visiting his birthplace for the first time since leaving at 4-years-old. “Coming back to my birth place after 15 years has allowed me to see the world from a different light and reconnect with Italian culture,” says MerCure who is spending the summer in Torino, the Italian city where he was born. “Sleeping In Italy” carries atmospheric elements accompanied by smooth, hard-hitting drums which complement MerCure’s mellow lyrics.
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KIKI EBSEN HONORS DAD ON NEW ALBUM
Singer-songwriter Kiki Ebsen stubbornly refused her famous father’s repeated suggestions to learn how to sing jazz standards. Rebelliously she insisted upon forging her own path as a solo artist and accompanying keyboardist-vocalist with a bevy of A-list pop stars. Eleven years after the passing of her dad, actor Buddy Ebsen, Kiki will pay tribute by releasing exactly the type of collection he fervently urged her to record, “Scarecrow Sessions” on September 30 on the Painted Pony Media label. The material comes from The Great American Songbook, a stunning original (“Missing You”) penned by the song and dance man turned movie and television star, and songs associated with his career, including an ill-fated starring role in “The Wizard Of Oz.” The first single prefacing the acoustic jazz set produced by David Mann, “If I Only Had A Brain,” is the No. 2 most added radio single this week.
MIKKY EKKO TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM + “SMILE”
Grammy nominated artist Mikky Ekko will release his debut album Time this fall through RCA Records. The first single “Smile” premiered earlier today on Spin and is currently available at all digital retailers and streaming providers. “Smile” was co-written by Mikky Ekko and Jim Eliot, produced by Elof Loelv, and executive produced by Dennis Herring. The album will include collaborations with Dave Sitek, Jeff Bhasker, Stargate, and Dennis Herring, as well as Ekko’s previous collaborators Clams Casino, Nick Ruth, Justin Parker, Ryan Tedder, and Benny Blanco.
RYAN ADAMS IN NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
The singer-songwriter on making amends with his record label, getting clean and bridging the gap between punk and metal. The New York Times Magazine – Q&A with Ryan Adams:
LET IT HAPPEN NEW SONG
Let It Happen is releasing their debut full-length ‘Cause + Effect’ on September 9th via InVogue Records. The second single from the album “Burst and Bloom” is streaming here.
AMANDA X PREMIERE “GUATEMALA” VIDEO
Amanda X is about to start their first West Coast tour in support of their debut LP Amnesia, so with that in mind they’ve debuted the video for “Guatemala”, which was filmed over the course of their last tour, over at Wondering Sound today. Watch it here!
LOWERCASE LETTERS NEW SINGLE
The single comes off their upcoming debut album, out November 18th, 2014. The original “Hook-Up Fee” was released as part of the soundtrack for The Glorification of Gangster art showcase in New York City. Of the remix, Impose Magazine raves, “The stripped down, slow and sparse nature of the original is turned up and treated with care, where opportunities for maximalist temptations are traded in an effective and precise process of amplifying certain stems while omitting others.”
AFTERNOONS “SAY YES” VIDEO
Afternoons now returns a six piece, with the songs and shows they had envisioned all along. Sonically expansive yet lyrically concise. Starry-eyed at times, sardonic at others, and ever and always a mass spectacle.
NEW VIDEO BY DIZZY DELTA
Hailing from the streets of Chicago, artist Dizzy Delta is back with his newest visual to promote his latest single “Sometimes” off his album Algernon. He flew all to New York City to let us know, it takes a little hard work to achieve your dreams. Directed by the talented Jaison Blackrose. Peep the visual, and make sure to go stream the album Algernon, to hear the album in its entirety.
DEF MANIC VIDEO “WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE”
This high energy track matched with the video shows a strong message of staying true to yourself, no matter what pressure society puts on you.
NEW APP BY GLEN NEFF
The clip of music on the ThrowStuff App listed as World Music is from a track called “Snitches Permeating Every Object” by the artist Glen Neff
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRTY HEADS
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ANDREO HEARD JOINS NASTRAQ
NASTRAQ announced that Andreao “Fanatic” Heard, Grammy winning producer was appointed as the Director of Artists and Repertoire (A&R). He produced the biggest record of Lil’ Kim’s career, “Crush On You”, and “Yall Know” for Will Smith’s ten million seller “Big Willie Style.” Discovered and mentored by Vincent Herbert, who discovered Lady Gaga and as a member of P. Diddy’s “Hitmen” production team, he produced records for Notorius B.I.G. and Ma$e. He then produced the song “Heaven Can Wait” for Michael Jackson. He won a Grammy producing “Speechless” for Beyonce’. In 2013 Fanatic was nominated for his 2nd Grammy for his work on Anthony Hamilton’s “Back To Love”.
FASHION ROCKS 2014 FEAT MAGIC!
Richard Beckman, CEO of Three Lions Entertainment, today announced that singing sensation Jennifer Hudson and pop band MAGIC! will join the previously announced, star-studded line-up at Fashion Rocks® that includes Afrojack, Duran Duran, Jennifer Lopez, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Nico & Vinz, Pitbull, Rita Ora, The Band Perry and Usher. The show, which celebrates the powerful relationship between fashion and music, will be executive produced by Mr. Beckman and Don Mischer of Don Mischer Productions.
Emmy Award-winner Ryan Seacrest will host the special live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in a two-hour extravaganza on the CBS television network (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Mr. Seacrest will also receive an executive producer credit.
PANDORA PRESENTS THE ANTLERS LIVE IN LOS ANGELES
A sold out invite-only performance by The Antlers, free to an intimate audience of Pandora listeners. Attendees were treated to a limited-edition event poster, open bar and the opportunity to see this dreamy trio at Mack Sennett Studios, the legendary Old Hollywood studio.
SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS INVITES YOU TO INAUGURAL REVOLT MUSIC CONFERENCE
The REVOLT Music Conference provides a necessary environment where technology and meets influencers, music executives, songwriters, producers, bloggers and music artists. It is a must-attend, one-of-a-kind forum that is designed to help guests do one thing… understand and navigate the evolution of the music business.
From keynote speakers to nightlife events, diverse panels to artist showcases, the three-day series of events is engineered to enable networking among leaders and artists in an organic and exclusive setting.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach Oct 16-19, 2014
TINASHE ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM
Today singer-songwriter Tinashe is pleased to announce that her heavily anticipated debut studio album, Aquarius will be released on October 7th via RCA Records.
The album, which Tinashe wrote and recorded between New York, London, and Los Angeles, finds the budding star at the forefront of modern R&B. Aquarius’ dynamic set of songs nod to her 90’s upbringing with their DNA planted firmly in the future. Tinashe shaped the album over the course of 2013 and 2014 with the likes of DJ Mustard, Redwine & DJ Marley Waters (all three producing on the ubiquitous “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q), Boi-1da, Jasper, Future, Stargate and several other surprise guests.
COLBIE CAILLAT SETS SEPTEMBER 30 RELEASE DATE
Following the staggering success of her inspiring hit anthem “Try”, Grammy Award-winning and multiplatinum selling singer-songwriter COLBIE CAILLAT has set September 30 as the release date for her anxiously awaited fourth full-length studio album, Gypsy Heart [Republic Records]. A digital pre-order for the record will become live on September 2 on iTunes and all online partners.
NEW ALBUM BY LORI MCKENNA NEXT MONTH
Lori McKenna announces today the release of her new acoustic record Numbered Doors, available worldwide on September 23rd, which was live tracked with producer Mark Erelli at Chris Rivals’ Middleville studios.
McKenna says of Numbered Doors, “If Lorraine and Massachusetts were personal records – Numbered Doors is more inspired by those lingering stories. Stories of people I know and characters that I – and my co-writers – have invented. Stories of people I can identify with and people I don’t understand at all.”
JOHNNY MARR REVEALS NEW SINGLE “EASY MONEY”
Legendary former guitarist for The Smiths, Johnny Marr has released “Easy Money” – the first single from his upcoming album ‘Playland’ due out October 7th on Warner Music Group. Following a first listen on BBC 6 Music, Marr premiered the track’s video via Pitchfork. Rolling Stone explains the song has, “…throbbing bass, funky guitar and a catchy melody to mask lyrics about the downfalls of greed.”
PHARMAKON SHARES NEW TRACK
Having just announced her follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed Abandon, Margaret Chardiet, a.k.a. Pharmakon is sharing a taste of Bestial Burden with us today. The track, “Body Betrays Itself”, is a harrowing piece of industrial noise, and is conceptually about the fact that your own body can turn on you suddenly at any moment – a thought that is absolutely terrifying.
B.o.B UNVEILS “THE NO GENRE TOUR”
Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B has announced details of a major US headline tour. “The No Genre Tour” gets underway October 21st at Pensacola, Florida’s Vinyl Music Hall and then continues through late November. Joining B.o.B on “The No Genre Tour” will be Bread Winners’ Association/Atlantic recording artist Kevin Gates. Tickets for all announced dates will go on sale beginning Friday, August 22nd.
GENERATIONALS PREMIERE NEW SINGLE
New Orleans-based Generationals have released a new song from their forthcoming album, Alix. Titled “Black Lemon,” the lead song off the band’s upcoming fourth full-length LP is now currently premiering over at NPR Music HERE.
BOB SEGER RETURNS WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM
Bob Seger has emerged from the studio equipped with a new album, Ride Out, set to be released October 14 on Capitol Records. The first single, “Detroit Made,” pays homage to America’s love affair with the automobile. The uptempo song hit radio airwaves this past weekend serving as the perfect backdrop to the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise, the world’s largest one day celebration of classic car culture.
“I feel really good about this record,” says Seger. “This album touches on how I think a lot of us feel about finding our place in a more complicated world – from how we appreciate things as simple and pure as love, to navigating through the corruption and violence that permeates the news. It sums up a lot of feelings I have about a variety of subjects.”
COHEED AND CAMBRIA ON BILLBOARD.COM
The long awaited vinyl reissue of the landmark second studio album from Coheed and Cambria, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, will be released by Equal Vision Records/Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on October 21st. PRESS HERE to read lead singer/songwriter Claudio Sanchez’s first interview about the re-released LP with Billboard.com, plus listen to the newly remastered version of single “A Favor House Atlantic.”