MIDNIGHT RΞD HEADLINING THE SOCIAL SLAM SELFIE AWARDS
Edgy boy-band, MIDNIGHT RΞD will be taking the stage to headline the Social Slam Selfie Awards on October 4th, 2014 after finishing their headlining tour in Spain.
“Spain was amazing! Now it’s time to tear up LA for the Social Slam Selfie Awards,” states Colton Rudloff.
Midnight Red is headed back home to the states for the awards show after headlining their 10-day tour in Spain. Starting off in Girona and finishing up in Huelva bringing out 15,000-30,000 international Redheads on average to each show. Along with the tour and numerous radio and television appearances, the boys continue their Spain takeover as their hit single “Take Me Home” charts #1 on iTunes and “Contigo” continues to climb.
SOLOMON DIES IN FINAL MUSIC VIDEO “CRASH INTO YOU”
Electronic Hip-Hop singer, songwriter, rapper and producer Solomon releases his final music video, “Crash Into You” featuring fellow out musician Baron on VEVO. The final single picked from his EP Le Garçon shows the artist in a 1960’s inspired hotel room reflecting on his past and eerily dying in a shower. With flashbacks of him running into an old flame while singing karaoke with Baron at a bar, Solomon states the video is, “more about reincarnation than death.”
STANN SMITH VIDEO “FERGUSON”
Stann Smith also referred to, as “The Sober Poet” is a Hip Hop Artist/Music Producer who prides himself on not drinking alcohol, smoking, or using Drugs. He is also the Co-founder of EKOET, a subculture of individuals who refrains from using alcohol, tobacco and other recreational drugs.
SLEEPERSTAR RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “APOCALYPSE”
“This song has taken a lot of twists and turns. There are at least six completely different versions that we’ve tested out over the years. We always really believed in the song, but we wanted to get it right before we released it. I’m glad we were patient, and I’m pretty proud of it now. I hope everyone likes it.” – Sleeperstar guitarist Nick Box
“It was such an incredibly fun video to make. Who hasn’t dreamed of dressing up as a ninja and running around with weapons in a forest? We all had this ridiculous idea and Jordan just made it into something amazing. I hope everybody enjoys it as much as we enjoyed making it.” – Sleeperstar drummer Shaun Menary.
LIKE SWIMMING ALBUM STREAM
When their original band split in 2012, Swedes Claes Carlström, Ida Hedene, and Petter Wesslander regrouped to form Like Swimming. With an affinity for both sparse arrangements and dense washes of sound, the trio is releasing their debut LP, Structures, on September 9. You can stream the full album below, featuring the poppy stomp of “Go Buffalo” and gentle strumming of “Let Go,” which show the stylistic diversity of the record.
NEW VIDEO FROM THE POP GROUP
The Pop Group, one of the most wildly innovative and barrier-shattering bands to emerge from the late ’70s post-punk era, are finally seeing their rare and fabled legacy reissued for the first time and now releasing the second video from the first albums to be released.
YOUNG BLITZ VIDEO FEAT SHEEK LOUCH
Toronto’s Young Blitz made some waves in 2012 for his track “Nia Long” and now after serving almost a year in jail, he returns with the first leak, “Toe Tags,” featuring Sheek Louch from his forthcoming mixtape Str8 Out Of Metro Housing (which will be released in early 2015).
GUNPLAY: GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN INTERVIEW
Jake Paine chops it up with Don Logan about realness behind “Bible On The Dash,” unusual fans, & O.D.B, Big L influences.
SAGE THE GEMINI ON HOT NEW HIP HOP
“I sat down with Sage the Gemini during the Detroit stop of the “Under the Influence of Music” tour to discuss the “Gas Pedal” rapper’s car sickness, his encounter with a drunk Robin Thicke, being related to Bay Area legend Mac Dre, and more! Thanks in advance if you decide to check it out!”
VOICE COILS ANNOUNCE DEBUT 7″ SINGLE
Voice Coils are very pleased to unveil their debut 7″ due out September 9 on Shatter Your Leaves. Their initial offering features the track “In Sixths” on the A-Side, which you can stream courtesy of Noisey here, and “Field And Border” on the B-Side.
MONOGOLD NEW SINGLE ON NOISEY
Brooklyn’s Monogold has announced its first new release since 2011’s The Softest Glow, a debut LP that showcased the trio’s own brand of lush, dreamy pop. Due out on November 11th, their new EP, This Bloom, will act as a prelude to an upcoming full-length, delivering six new tracks that feature layers of hazy, shimmering instrumentation, soaring vocals, and blissed-out melodies. For a taste of the new EP, you can stream “Holograms” where it premiered with Noisey.
VESPER NINE DEBUT ALBUM COMING
Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, classic rock ensemble Vespers Nine will be releasing their eagerly awaited debut CD ‘True Story’ on September 27, 2014. Vespers Nine, a five member premier classic rock band based out of South Florida, launched in late 2012. Made up of well-seasoned musicians, the band is a versatile, high energy rock band, that also writes and performs it’s own original music. Musical influences include Foreigner, Journey, Heart, The Beatles, Queen, Van Halen, Styx, Rush, Metallica and Boston to name only a few.
The entire ‘True Story’ album was recorded at AfterHours Recording Studio, in North Miami, and all songs were produced by the accomplished and renowned music producer, Hal Batt. The recording of the album spanned over the course of several months, with sessions running sometimes as short as several hours, to well up to 12 to 14 hours straight, for several days in a row, in some cases.
CAGE THE ELEPHANT NEW VIDEO
Cage The Elephant released a haunting and beautiful video today for “Cigarette Daydreams,” one of the most beloved songs on their new album, Melophobia. Acclaimed director Mark Pellington worked closely with Matt Shultz on the project, and together they created a moving portrait of the song’s true meaning featuring a very special guest. Mark Pellington is best known for his work with the likes of Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, U2 and acclaimed films, including Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies.
DIRTY LOOPS NEW VIDEO
Swedish pop-fusion trio Dirty Loops has premiered a new live video of their lead single “Hit Me,” filmed in July during the Montreux Jazz Festival. The track comes from the band’s debut album Loopified, released on Verve Records last month. Dirty Loops’ non-traditional formula of dynamic instrumentation + infectious pop hooks make watching them live an entirely unique experience.
NYC’S PREMIER HAUNTED HOUSE ATTRACTION CELEBRATES TEN YEARS OF TERROR IN 2014!
In 2014, BLOOD MANOR, NYC’S Premier Haunted House Attraction, located at 163 Varick Street in lower Manhattan’s Hudson Square District, celebrates its 10th Year of bringing TERROR TO NYC!
The residents of BLOOD MANOR have many new scares and surprises for all visitors as they once again await their opportunity to terrorize this Halloween season.
For nine successful seasons, BLOOD MANOR has made facing your darkest fears part of NYC’S Halloween season. As the “SCARIEST TIME OF THE YEAR” approaches, BLOOD MANOR again wishes to thank all of its loyal supporters with continued discount ticket promotions including the return of the very popular Student Nights; Free Admission on your Birthday Nights and promo codes on all flyers and many websites for discount online tickets. In addition, BLOOD MANOR has special discount ticket packages available.
NEW LYRIC VIDEO FROM MINDCAGE
Last month, the special edition version of MINDCAGE’s new album, Our Own Devices, was released worldwide via Aetherwax on Amazon, iTunes, and other digital retailers. Today, PureGrainAudio.com has teamed up with the band to premiere the brand new lyric video for the track ‘The Navigator’s Hymn’, which is cut from Our Own Devices. Watch here:
FAN ARRESTED FOR POSTING EXODUS LYRICS
There has been an unfortunate situation that has come to the band’s attention. A fan in Greenville, Kentucky has been arrested and is currently being jailed for alleged terroristic threats for posting the lyrics to the EXODUS song ‘Class Dismissed’.
The band EXODUS does not promote or condone terrorists, threats or bullying. That being said, the band is somewhat baffled by the fact that this man being charged for what seems against his first amendment rights of Freedom of Speech.
ARIANA GRANDE SETS SPOTIFY RECORD FOR MOST STREAMS BY A FEMALE ARTIST IN 2014
ARIANA GRANDE’s My Everything [Republic Records] is the #1 album in the world right now! The award-winning superstar’s second full-length album captured the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top 200, #1 on iTunes in over 85 countries worldwide, #1 on Spotify, with digital streaming services yielding over 200 million streams. The combined digital video views from this album have surpassed 300 million, while the combined digital tracks have exceeded 6 million. In its debut week, My Everything has sold 300 thousand albums globally. This week, ARIANA became the #1 artist on Spotify and #1 on the Billboard Artist 100 Chart. Less than a year ago, her major label debut Yours Truly topped the Billboard Top 200 at #1, and she now returns to that spot. It’s truly a historical week for the artist.
STREAM JAMES VERNON’S DEBUT ALBUM VIA IMPOSE
Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, James has been playing and recording music since his teens. He is co-founder of the odd-pop psych band, Li Xi and has released a solo recording project under his name. James blends lo-fi psychedelic pop with ambient and experimental sound. He recorded most of the record in a furniture shop in San Francisco between helping out customers.
BOB MOULD RELEASES NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “THE WAR”
Bob Mould has unveiled a new video for “The War” off his critically-lauded album Beauty & Ruin (Merge). The video, which captures the sweaty, rollicking shows Bob and his band are known to put on, as well as other aspects of touring life, is directed by Dave Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke). Stay tuned until the grand finale, when a special guest makes a sly appearance. Join Bob and his bandmates Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster on tour in “The War”.
NEW SINGLE BY TEEEL
Teeel is Jim Smith, a New Jersey based electronic producer, songwriter and vocalist who crafts music as meticulous, emotive, and big sounding as anything that came from the New Order led heyday of synth-pop. Originally recording using the traditional one-man in room of synths (his happens to be 10’x10′ and painted teal) approach perfected by pioneers Gary Numan, Howard Jones, and Thomas Dolby, Teeel’s debut Amulet, and follow-up, University Heights, have built a stellar reputation among fans of electronic music and chill-wavers alike.
KAT EDMONSON’S NEW VIDEO “RAINY DAY WOMAN” PREMIERES ON USA TODAY
USA Today is premiering the video for “Rainy Day Woman,” from Kat Edmonson’s upcoming album The Big Picture (due out September 30 viaSony Music Masterworks). Of the video, Edmonson says that she sought to reference, “‘60s-era suspense films.” She declares, “We all had a ball indulging in the notion of ‘Rainy Day Woman’ as the theme to an imaginary movie.” USA Today says the albums “tunes are inspired by the lush orchestral works we often hear in those hyper-stylized ‘60s classics.”
RICHIE KOTZEN “WAR PAINT”
Guitarist/singer/songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN has just released the video for “War Paint” from THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN, which came out this week on Loud & Proud Records.
OLD MONK PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “SECRETS IN THE LAWN”
Old Monk spent 2013 writing and recording Posing As Love, releasing four singles, along with 8-bit videos created by singer/guitarist Joshua Carrafa, while performing in New York City regularly and touring the northeast. Posing As Love refines Old Monk’s power-pop meets prog-rock sensibilities, creating a record that is both infectious and obtuse at the same time, much the same as love itself.
DUOLOGUE NEW ALBUM STREAM
London-based band Duologue have unveiled a stream of their upcoming new album Never Get Lost on Soundcloud one week before the album’s release on September 9. Never Get Lost was written, recorded and produced by the band themselves in London, New York and Kent. The band co-mixed the record with Ian Dowling (Jungle/Cloud Control). Never Get Lost is a record that best portrays Duologue – an expressive, melodic guitar band with glitchy electronica at their heart and soul. It defies categorization or genre, without being alien. Listen to the album at the link below.
SIR SLY COVER ARCADE FIRE
“‘Afterlife’ is one of my favorite songs, said lead vocalist and songwriter Landon Jacobs. “The original song is so upbeat, but the lyrics are very morose, so I always wanted to hear what it would be like to slow the song down a bit and really dive into the darkness at the center. The song came together really quickly once Hayden had the idea to use the triplet beat in the chorus and Jason played that arpeggiating synth at the end.”
SAVING ABEL RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE
Saving Abel’s forthcoming new album, Blood Stained Revolution will be released on November 11th. The date was aptly chosen because by the band because it is Veteran’s Day. Individually and collectively Saving Abel and its members have always been incredible supporters of the amazing men and women in the US Armed Forces. Several of their hit songs: “18 Days,” “Drowning (Face Down),” and “Miss America” were all written and dedicated to the US Military.
NPR MUSIC’S “FIRST WATCH” PREMIERES VIDEO FOR GENEVIÈVE BELLEMARE
NPR Music’s “First Watch” is premiering the new video for the track “Live and Die” from Geneviève Bellemare. NPR Music’s Bob Boilen says “The music found on her new EP, Live and Die, out now on Verve Records, balances jazz with rock rhythms behind a song that’s carefully composed, but her singing makes it all feel intuitive”.can be viewed here on NPR Music’s “First Watch” HERE.
NICKELBACK RELEASES POWERFUL VIDEO FOR NEW ROCK ANTHEM“EDGE OF A REVOLUTION”
Helmed by iconic video director Wayne Isham [Metallica, Michael Jackson], the clip captures the song’s lyrical call-to-arms with revolutionary energy, calling out the NSA, CIA & Wall Street among others.
ZAGGA VIDEO “MY DESTINATION”
Chimney Records’ recording artiste, Zagga, is pleased to announce the release of the official music video for ‘My Destination’; a song on Chimney’s ‘Rising Sun Riddim’.
The video, which features Zagga riding a bicycle from the hills of St. Andrew to his home parish St. Ann, was shot and directed by RD Studios and was premièred on one of Jamaica’s top entertainment programmes ‘On Stage’ on August 23rd, 2014. Some say this move is long overdue as ‘My Destination’ is arguably Zagga’s most successful song to date, released in October 2013.
CALVIN HARRIS UNVEILS NEW SINGLE
Having just been named the world’s highest-paid DJ by Forbes for a second consecutive year, Calvin Harris has released his explosive new single “Blame (featuring John Newman),” available everywhere now.
ZULU PEARLS SHARE “LIGHTWEIGHT” VIDEO
The single will be available on their upcoming EP release, Singles Deluxe, available October 28, 2014 on Cantora. Five tracks of modern classic sounds are here to remind the listener that craft and songwriting are still relevant, Rock & Roll bands still exist, and that good ones will always cut through the white noise.
GODSMACK TO LIVE STREAM “PAIN IN THE GRASS” FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE
GODSMACK has joined forces with Live Nation and Yahoo! Screen to live stream their September 12th performance at KISW’s Pain in the Grass powered by Rockstar Energy Drink at White River Amphitheater in Seattle, WA. Expect to hear classics as well as new anthems from this year’s chart-topping and critically acclaimed 1000HP [Republic Records] live and loud!
Starting at 10pm PT that evening, fans can watch this blistering headline set from the Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum hard rock juggernaut via Yahoo! Screen via iOs, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms such as Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox Live as well as at this link!
IN FAITH NEW LYRIC VIDEO
UK melodic hard rockers IN FAITH will release their full lenght debut album “There’s A Storm Coming”, on October 24 worldwide via Rocktopia Records. The album contains 11 tracks, produced & mixed by Pete Newdeck (ex Eden’s Curse, Tainted Nation), co-produced by Tony Marshall (ex Contagious, Pride, Vaughn) and mastered by Harry Hess (Harem Scarem).
LA ROUX “KISS AND NOT TELL”
Cherrytree/Interscope recording artist La Roux has just premiered the wildly tongue-in-cheek video for second single, “Kiss And Not Tell” from her critically acclaimed sophomore release, Trouble In Paradise, watch it HERE.
La Roux has followed up her GRAMMY Award winning self-titled debut with the release of the critically acclaimed Trouble In Paradise this past July. Release week saw La Roux breaking her own records with Trouble In Paradise securing her first #1 on the Dance/Electronic Albums and coming in at #20 on the Billboard 200.
YOU+ME LYRIC VIDEO “YOU AND ME”
Alecia Moore and Dallas Green have announced today a new collaboration called You+Me (pronounced You and Me) and a new album entitled rose ave., which is set to be released on October 14th via RCA Records. The 10 track album will be available for pre-order at iTunes starting tomorrow. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive an instant grat of the lead track “You And Me”.