THE NORTH STAR GROUP LAUNCHES SOURCE 360
Iconic brand presents a fresh and innovative event where Hip-Hop meets Hipster. The NorthStar Group and The Source Magazine, the first major Hip-Hop periodical in the world, are breaking ground in a new way – producing the first ever SOURCE360. The inaugural SOURCE360 will be a three-day expo, panels, conference, concert, and festival covering all channels related to art, music, fashion, film, sports, discussions, tech, gaming and digital media. The SOURCE360 will provide attendees access to top industry leaders, influencers, enthusiasts, and brands.
Adding to this power packed weekend will be an “Unsigned Hype” Competition, New Artist showcase with up and coming talent signed to major labels such as Def Jam, Epic, Republic Records, R&B Showcase, fashion show, Sneaker Summit, and a Sunday Brunch to celebrate 25 years of The Source.
LUST FOR YOUTH SHARES “NEW BOYS” VIDEO
Speaking about the video, director Frederik Valentin said:
“For the narcotic summer vibe tune “New Boys” I saw no other option than making a video featuring my 11-year-old kid brother, presenting the Danish nature and the innocent beauty of his adolescence.
To do so my brother and I spent our first vacation together. On our way, we filmed at numerous locations all over Denmark. We traveled from the North Sea in Jutland, crossing the Island of Fuen and Kissendrup to finish back home at Seeland, Amager, outside the city of Copenhagen. We shot the sunset of Lohals, a small village with 468 inhabitants on the edge of Langeland. The light during the sunset is a Mecca and a well-known secret by Scandinavian landscape painters, celebrated for its transcendent light and blissful atmosphere. No two sunsets ever appear to be the same.”
THE JAZZ JUNE ON PITCHORK
Influential indie rock outfit The Jazz June have announced details for ‘After The Earthquake’, their long awaited full-length on Topshelf Records.
Due out on November 11 (CD/digital/vinyl), the LP was recorded with producer Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) at Gradwell House this past spring, with Steve Poponi (Young Statues) engineering/mixing and Dave Downham (Dowsing, Into It. Over It.) mastering. See cover art and track listing below.
KOLLEY “IMPOSSIBLE” FT. KT
The kid whose debut mixtape you couldn’t miss, from the town you’ve never heard of is back with some all-new tunes. Kolley’s “RNS” tape took the internet by storm when it debuted landing him on the pages of a respectable roster of sites including Complex, Fader, XXL, HipHopDX, HotNewHipHop and NahRight to name a few.
PAUL McCARTNEY: PRODUCTION ISSUES DELAY RELEASE
Due to production issues the release of the latest albums in the GRAMMY Award-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection will be delayed. The classic Wings albums Venus and Mars and At The Speed of Sound will now be released on November 3 in the UK and November 4 in the US and not the previously announced September dates.
Since launching the Paul McCartney Archive Collection in 2010, Paul has received two GRAMMY Awards for the releases. In 2012, he picked up Best Historical Album for Band on the Run and this year Wings over America picked up an award (Best Boxed or Special Edition Package) on the same night that Paul set a personal best by picking up five awards in just one night. In 2013, RAM was nominated for Best Historical Album.
CHRMING LIARS LYRIC VIDEO
LA based alt rock group Charming Liars have just released a lyric video for the track “Fingers Crossed.” The track is featured on their recently released EP, “We Won’t Give Up.” Check out the lyric video here:
MARKETA IRGLOVA RELEASES FIRST VIDEO
According to Marketa, “This video was made by our friends in the Refur Creative Production Company, Hörður Sveinsson, Helgi Jóhannsson and Atli Viðar. It was filmed in Iceland and features the beautiful Maria Alejandra Jara De Marco, a wonderful dancer from Paraguay. In this video for a song titled The Leading Bird, co-written by Aida Shahghasemi and me, Maria Alejandra portrays the journey of personal transformation.”
SWON BROTHERS ALBUM PREVIEW
Arista Nashville recording duo The Swon Brothers – Zach and Colton – are now climbing the country airplay Top 15 with their hit single, “Later On,” and fans anxious for more music from the Oklahoma natives and favorites from Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice have good news with word that the brothers will release their major-label debut album on October 14.
THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT SIGN RECORD DEAL
Five-piece pop-rock band The Funeral Portrait has signed to North Carolina record label Revival Recordings (owned by Shawn Milke of Alesana). The group will be making their label debut by way of For The Dearly Departed, a six song EP produced by Milke and engineered/mixed by Neil Engle at Adelaide Recording Studios in Raleigh.
“We have never been more excited and proud about anything in our lives as we are about
joining the Revival family!” says vocalist Lee Jennings. “They have truly made us feel like we have found a perfect home with them.”
RICO LOVE SPEAKS OUT
Rico Love shares story on landing the 1st Bobby Shmurda feature & collabs w/ Future & Kevin Gates on “I Sin” album
MADI DIAZ PREMIERES NEW SONG “TOMORROW” ON MTV.COM
In anticipation of her forthcoming full-length Phantom, Madi Diaz has revealed a third album track, “Tomorrow,” which premiered on MTV.com yesterday in conjunction with the song’s sync in last night’s episode of the MTV series Finding Carter. “Tomorrow” serves as the album opener, setting the pace with pulsing beats, meandering melodies and subtle synths, while Diaz’s voice weaves between the danceable rhythms.
NEW VIDEO BY BAS
Bas – the Parisian born, Sudan raised, Queens, NY rapper dropped a video for “Vacation” off his most recent project Last Winter. Recently signed to J. Coles Dreamville / Interscope label, the video takes place in a daydream where Bas goes on a staycation with models, high fashion and large boats; typical vacation stuff.
DELTA SPIRIT’S VIDEO FOR “FROM NOW ON”
Of the video, which was filmed on a ranch in Southeast Colorado, director Andrew Bruntel of Wes Anderson’s The Director’s Bureau explains “it’s comprised of three simple, understated vignettes dealing with various relationship dynamics…if I could parse it down to one simple theme it would be vulnerability. Vulnerability in friendships, in our relationships with family and with the pets/animals that we allow into our lives.”
MARK LANEGAN BAND POST “FLOOR OF THE OCEAN”
On October 21, 2014, the MARK LANEGAN BAND will release a brand new full-length, Phantom Radio, through Flooded Soil/Vagrant on in the U.S. Phantom Radio, produced by Alain Johannes, is Lanegan’s ninth release under his own name, his 20th if you include his collaborations, and close to his 50th if you include his guest appearances.
KNUCKLE PUCK “OAK STREET”
Chicago punks Knuckle Puck will release a 2 song flexi 7″ via Bad Timing Records on September 2, just in time for the kick off date of their supporting stint on Senses Fail’s Let It Enfold You 10 Year Anniversary Tour which runs September 3 to October 5.
MINUS THE BEAR PREMIER “CAT CALLS & ILL MEANS” VIA NOISEY.COM
As Minus The Bear anticipate the release of the forthcoming full-length Lost Loves, out October 7th via Dangerbird Records, the band have premiered the song “Cat Calls & Ill Means” on Noisey.com. The seasoned Seattle, WA five-piece will embark upon an intimate club tour this fall in support of the new release as well as the 10th anniversary re-release of their fan favorite EP, They Make Beer Commercials Like This.
FOGO MANAGEMENT TO HOST ‘THE SUMMIT MUSIC CONFERENCE’ IN DENVER
Join a host of esteemed industry professionals at the upcoming Summit Music Conference for a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet some of the industry’s biggest and most influential creators and tastemakers!
Fogo Management will be hosting a music conference and artist showcase in Denver on Saturday, September 6, 2014. The Summit Music Conference will feature guest speakers from major music labels and radio. Executives from Sony, Atlantic, Epic, Sirius XM Radio, Blueprint Management Group and XXL Magazine, among others, will all be in-house. This veritable list of music executives will ascend upon Denver to educate music artists and others pursuing careers in the music business, on the keys to successfully navigating and promoting themselves and their project to the masses.
together PANGEA REVEALS “BADILLAC” VIDEO
Los Angeles-based trio together PANGEA are excited to reveal their video for “Badillac,” from their recently-released Harvest Records debut of the same name. The sci-fi inspired clip was premiered by A.V. Club, who noted that it “has some serious Young Frankenstein vibes, as well as some solid tunes to back it up.”
MULTI-PLATINUM ARTIST CHRIS BROWN REVEALS TRACK LISTING FOR ‘X’
Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter CHRIS BROWN has revealed the track list for X, his sixth studio album set for release on September 16via RCA Records. With anticipation for the album at an all time high, Chris recently released the album’s title track, “X,” produced by Diplo. Executive produced by Brown and Mark Pitts (President, Urban Music, RCA/CEO, ByStorm Entertainment) the album sees Brown teaming up with some of today’s hottest artists in R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop, such as Usher, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Tyga, and more. The standard and deluxe versions of the album are currently available for pre-order at all digital service providers.
WILLAND THE WON’TS NEW SINGLE “WAKE UP CLEAN”
Check out the new single “Wake Up Clean” from Americana/country, blues-rock trio Will and the Won’ts as premiered on The Boot. The track’s recording was funded by Will and the Won’ts’ successful busking outings in Pasadena, CA. The three piece even garnered enough to back a self-booked Midwest/Southern tour.
TRENTEMØLLER’S FORTHCOMING ‘LOST REWORKS’ STREAMING
As original as it is classic, Trentemøller Lost mixed the tried-and-tested with all sorts of sonic surprises, merging the extrovert and introvert qualities the man has in his command. Also notable for being his most collaborative effort yet, it paired him with a vibrant and varied cast of guests – the legendary duo Low, Jonny Pierce from The Drums, Marie Fisker, Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead, Jana Hunter of Lower Dens, Ghost Society and Sune Wagner of The Raveonettes.
SMASHING SATELLITES “HOUNDS”
You might recognize Salvatore Costa (lead singer) from My Darkest Days, but you may notice that the sound of Smashing Satellites is new and completely different. The debut single “Hounds” just came out with an astonishing video off the Debut EP “SonicAluzion (A-side)” which will be available on September 30th.
WIZ KHALIFA DEBUTS AT #1 WITH “BLACC HOLLYWOOD”
Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa has made a spectacular chart debut with his acclaimed new album. “BLACC HOLLYWOOD” arrived at #1 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 with sales in excess of 90,000 – Wiz’ first time ever at the top of the overall chart. The album is also standing tall atop a range of other rankings, including Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums,” “Rap Albums,” “R&B Albums,” and “Digital Albums” charts.
JUDAH & THE LION ON THE BOOT
Judah & the Lion are premiering the song ‘Mason-Dixon Line’ from their upcoming album, ‘Kids These Days,’ which will be released on Sept. 9 on Good Time Records.
“The song was just an honest way of talking about going up north and traveling for the first time,” lead singer Judah Akers explains. “I, like many Southerners, was a true homebody when I was young. Now that I’m getting to travel, it has been so amazing. But with that being said, my heart and home will always be in the South. Call it redneck, call it pride … I just love it down here.”
THE BOTH’S “VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA” VIDEO
The Both’s video for “Volunteers of America” is now streaming at NPR as a “First Watch.” The duo is currently on tour to celebrate their critically acclaimed self-titled debut record, out now on SuperEgo Records.
NEW SINGLE BY RAE SREMMURD
Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”
TRAIN LIVE ON QVC
Train, the San Francisco hitmakers behind three Grammy Awards, are scheduled to perform live at QVC Friday, September 5 at 5PM (ET) during “Train: Q Sessions Live.®” The hour-long broadcast will showcase songs from their new album, Bulletproof Picasso, as well as celebrated hits from past albums.
Viewers will have the opportunity to order Train’s new album more than a week in advance of its release, and will also receive a bonus CD created especially for QVC, Train: Live in San Francisco, which contains five of Train’s greatest hits from throughout the years including “Drops of Jupiter” and “Calling All Angels.” Bulletproof Picasso, a collection of 12 songs, is Train’s seventh studio album. Among other new tracks, the album features Train’s debut single “Angel in Blue Jeans.”
DARKNESS DIVIDED NEW VIDEO
With their debut album ‘Written In Blood’ in stores now and hitting #59 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, San Antonio’s DARKNESS DIVIDED are teaming up with IN DYING ARMS and FOREVERMORE for a tour across the US this September. Kicking off on the East Coast in Trenton, NJ on September 6th, the tour introduces metals newest challengers to fans of heavy, impossibly technical music. Vocalist Gerard Mora states “We are stoked to announce that we are hitting the road with In Dying Arms and Forevermore! Lots of good things coming!”
JEFF BECK & ZZ TOP ANNOUNCE TOUR SUSPENSION
Jeff Beck and ZZ Top Regrettably announce the suspension of the remaining scheduled double-bill tour dates due to an injury sustained by ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill.
Beginning with tonight’s show in Clarkston, MI and continuing through to the last show in Thackerville, OK, all dates are now suspended and fans can obtain refunds through point of purchase.
ELLIS MARTIN “HIGH ON A MONDAY”
Hailing from the windy city of Chicago, Ellis Martin channels a light breezy feeling into pop sound with roots in reggae, doo-wop, and electronic music, a sound that he calls “Molly Pop”. Ellis Martin is not one to mince words when it comes to speaking his mind. He is unapologetic, brash, admittedly arrogant, and yet sincerely passionate.
ICE-T GREATEST HITS AND VINYL REISSUES
Before Ice-T’s success acting in film and television made him a formidable prime-time presence, the artist was a major innovative force in hip-hop. Recognized for his vivid lyrics about inner-city violence, the rapper broke out in 1987, earning a gold record with his debut Rhyme Pays , as well as major acclaim for “Colors,” the title song he wrote for Dennis Hopper’s film about L.A. gangs. Between 1986 and 1991, Ice recorded four albums for Warner Bros. Records, including the West Coast rap classics Power and O.G. Original Gangster as well as the debut album from his highly influential metal band Body Count.
50 CENT ANSWERS FLOYD MAYWEATHER FIGHT CHALLENGE
“50 Cent has been humiliating Floyd Mayweather on instagram and social media for months. Yesterday, the feud came to a head when Mayweather challenged 50 Cent to a fight! 12 rounds of boxing, loser pays $12,000,000 to the winner. Today, I tracked down 50 Cent and got his response.”
THE RABID WHOLE “DON’T STOP NOW” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Toronto based Alternative Rock band The Rabid Whole have released the official music video for their track “Don’t Stop Now” (originally premiering with BlankTV) from their upcoming EP “Problems” (out September 23rd). The band has also announced the first batch of tour North American tour dates with Cyanotic (The Terminatour).
JESSICA HERNANDEZ ON NPR
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas’ debut album Secret Evil debuted this week as the #2 Heatseekers record and the #2 Alternative New Artist album.
Along with USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Paste, Bust Magazine and more, NPR’s Weekend Edition raves “The new album by Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas has it all. Secret Evil offers a softly strummed rootsy ballad one minute, the oom-pah of Balkan-inspired brass the next, or twangy rockabilly guitars followed by the punch of New Orleans-tinged horns. But in song after song, one thing is consistent: a powerful, undeniable voice.”