ANGUS & JULIA RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “GRIZZLY BEAR”
Australian duo Angus & Julia Stone released their highly anticipated full-length album “Angus & Julia Stone” on August 1st via American Recordings. The Rick Rubin produced full-length, which has already hit #1 in France, New Zealand, Switzerland and Australia, is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and in all good records stores worldwide.
ECHOSMITH NEW VIDEO ON MTV
Echosmith just premiered the brand new video for their Gold certified single “Cool Kids” exclusively with MTV! Check it out at the link below and watch MTV, MTV Hits, and mtvU to see the video on-air today!
STATES AND EMPIRES TO RELEASE EP IN OCTOBER
Many were sad to see Welsh band Attack! Attack! UK split in early 2013, but band members Neil Starr (guitar/vocals) and Will Davies (bass) wasted no time in forming States and Empires with Evita drummer Johno Fisher. They are set to release a three-song EP, Revolution, in the United States on October 7, 2014 via Rock Ridge Music. The three songs (“Revolution,” “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,” and “Say Anything”) also appear on the forthcoming album, Freedom (which will see an early 2015 U.S. release), and serve as a taste of what’s to come from this trio. Influenced by early ’90s grunge, States and Empires manages to seamlessly blend instantly memorable, melodic hooks with pummeling drums and massive guitar riffs that have the capacity to pack as much of a punch in an arena as they do in a club.
OH, CASSIUS! ‘TO RELEASE ON SUCH A FULL SEA ARE WE NOW AFLOAT’
Oh, Cassius! plays beautiful and haunting songs that are simultaneously classic and modern. The Connecticut duo is where Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris meets Of Monsters and Men and they release their debut EP, On Such a Full Sea Are We Now Afloat on October 14 via INgrooves.
On Such a Full Sea Are We Now Afloat is the producing debut of Grammy-nominated engineer, Brendan Muldowney and features an impressive roster of top musicians including bass player Michael Libramento (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals), drummer Chuck Palmer (RJD2), cellist Dave Eggar (Coldplay, Frank Ocean), drummer Zachary Alford (David Bowie, B52s) and a duet with Barsuk Records’ artists, Mates of State.
PAULY SHORE IS BACK!
The Weasel is back with a vengeance. Comedy legend Pauly Shore launched his new website today, www.PaulyShore.com, a highly stylized, modern portal into the latest exciting events going on in Shore’s orbit – and these events are many!
For one, with the website’s launch comes the launch of Shore’s podcast, “Pauly Shore’s Interested,” with each episode focusing on Shore interviewing a fellow comedian or entertainer. Shore explains, “My new podcast has three elements: the interview, someone commenting on the interview, and me. Sweet! It’s called interested. Why do I call it ‘interested?’ ‘Cause I’m actually INTERESTED in the people that I’m talking to, and hope you’re interested too.”
NEW LYRIC VIDEO BY AJR
Indie pop trio AJR just released the official lyric video for their new single “Infinity” as an exclusive premiere with Idolator! Idolator describes the song as “A stripped-back, folk-tinged pop song with a powerful sing-a-long chorus,” and praises the video for how it “skillfully turns a bunch of stills into an appropriately whimsical visual.”
JOHN DENVER’s RECORDING CAREER CELEBRATED ON NEW BOX SET
John Denver’s prolific recording career is paid high tribute on ALL OF MY MEMORIES: THE JOHN DENVER COLLECTION. This deluxe 90-song, 4-CD box set, representing virtually every one of the studio and live albums he recorded in his lifetime, encompasses hit singles and signature album tracks, demos, promotional rarities, limited edition and private pressings, and a total of six previously unreleased tracks. The first truly comprehensive overview of his more than three decades of recording, from 1964 (before his solo career took off) to 1997 (the year of his death), this box set will be available everywhere November 4th through RCA/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. ALL OF MY MEMORIES is available now for pre-order on Amazon.
AUSTIN POST-PUNK OUTFIT INSTITUTE STREAM A TRACK VIA PITCHFORK
Sacred Bones has long been closely linked with tight-knit regional punk scenes, with roster artists representing everything from the icy precision of Copenhagen (Vår, Lust for Youth) to the acid-fried psych vibes of Tempe, Arizona, (Destruction Unit) to the grimy lawlessness of New York City (The Men, Pop. 1280, Anasazi). Institute stands at the center of another thriving scene in Austin, Texas, and we’re proud to be releasing their Salt EP.
NEW SINGLE BY NIGHTS OF MALICE
New Jersey metalcore outfit Nights Of Malice has just released their brand new single. The track, entitled “The Hindering,” is the first release since the band’s 2012 EP entitled Subdivision and is expected to be included on their forthcoming 2015 release. The band combines crushing drums and guitar sweeps with melodic soundscapes to create a sound any fan will be drawn into. The band has recently joined the management agency Brace Yourself Management after spending the better part of five years rising up the local New Jersey ranks by playing numerous shows and releasing two EPs.
BLOOD AND GLASS “PAPER HEART”
Montreal’s Blood And Glass has announced their debut album, Museum With No Walls, will arrive on October 21. Fronted by an eccentric woman, who has been described by journalists as a cross between Grimes and Tom Waits, Lisa Moore’s songs are catchy and moody, all at once. Her voice can go from a soothing whisper to an edgy shout, taking you on a carnival ride through a glow-in-the-dark forest.
SCARS ON 45 PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “CRAZY FOR YOU” ON YAHOO MUSIC
British alt rock/pop band Scars On 45 have premiered their new video for single “Crazy For You” with Yahoo Music. Director DJay Brawner (Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, The Used, Gym Class Heroes) who previously worked with the band on their 2011 video for “Give Me Something,” takes the viewer on an endearingly quirky (and even slightly sci-fi leaning) journey of early romance. The lead single from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album and Nettwerk debut Safety In Numbers (October 7, 2014), “Crazy For You” is quickly climbing the Triple A Top 30 Chart, landing at #18 this week.
TEENAGE KICKS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR “SHIT-EATER”
Toronto’s most anticipated rock band, Teenage Kicks, has released a new video for their rock anthem, “Shit-Eater” via Substream Magazine. The band’s exceptional song writing skills shine through in this guitar-filled song, which comes from their latest album, Spoils of Youth via Universal Music Canada. The band is also gearing up to hit the road starting today, September 11th, in Trenton, NJ.
STURGILL SIMPSON PERFORMS “LIVING THE DREAM” ON “CONAN”
Sturgill Simpson performed “Living The Dream” last night on “Conan.” The performance celebrates Simpson’s sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, which continues to receive overwhelming acclaim.
FAITH EVANS RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “I DESERVE IT”
“I Deserve It” is the new single and video release from Grammy Winner Faith Evans featuring Missy Elliott and Sharaya J. The Derek Blanks directed video is the first release from Evans eighth album and first new studio record in four years, Incomparable. The album is set for a fourth quarter 2014 release via Evans own Prolific Music Group in partnership with BMG Artist Services.
NEW VIDEO BY THE ADVERSARY
Bidding farewell to Black Rock Desert, progressive electronic artist The Adversary released new music video, “Ritual Dream” to punctuate the radical artistry seen this year at Burning Man 2014. Complete with fire dancers, dark warriors, and a hallucinatory play of lights and darkness, the “visually intoxicating” (The Huffington Post) video is a taste of The Adversary’s latest album, Chapter 2: Ritual Dream.
7EVENTHIRTY NEW VIDEO “THE PROBLEM”
Today, Allhiphop.com premiered the new video (and title track), “The Problem,” from 7evenThirty’s recently released album The Problem.
“The Problem” was written prior to Ferguson and edited during the peak of protests in Missouri and speaks to the continuing problem facing so many American communities even in 2014 “F*ck is these police on/theme song must be who shot ya/playing victim what you want a Oscar/grant me a pass Mr. Officer/I’m face down in the mainstream why you pull the trigger to my back/the problem is that the problem ain’t rap/can you help me articulate that.”
JESSIE WARE RELEASES THE VIDEO FOR “SAY YOU LOVE ME”
UK soul chanteuse and two-time Brit Award nominee JESSIE WARE releases the video for “Say You Love Me” today. The video was directed by Tell No One, an experimental film duo that blends art and technique.
NEW SONG BY CUT TEETH
Chicago’s Cut Teeth are premiering a new song (“Christmas on Easter Island” today on BrooklynVegan. The track appears on the band’s upcoming LP “Night Years” which will be released on 10/28 via Topshelf Records.
SONG BY SONG: SHERYL CROW PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
Song by Song, the popular and critically acclaimed original series from Ovation, America’s only arts network, returns with the new season premiere of Song by Song: Sheryl Crow on Tuesday, October 14th at 10PM ET. The documentary music series, from the Emmy®-nominated production company TH Entertainment, will focus on four of Crow’s most-enduring hit songs and the stories and inspiration behind them.
#PEACEROCKS ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
John Varvatos and Ringo Starr continue their #PEACEROCKS initiative with an outdoor celebration and performance on the International Day of Peace, Sunday, September 21, 2014. The celebration will take place in front of the John Varvatos store located on Melrose and Robertson from 4-6pm and will include a brief performance including a song from each member of an All Starr Band featuring Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather, Richard Page and more – and closing with three songs performed by Ringo Starr.
This continues the #PEACEROCKS campaign that was launched on Ringo’s birthday July 7 when John Varvatos announced that Ringo would be featured in the Varvatos Fall 2014 campaign which is also a fundraising and awareness campaign to benefit the David Lynch Foundation via The Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund.
KID SISTER VIDEO “HIGHER”
Earlier this month Kid Sister dropped her mixtape DUSK2DAWN with 12 all new tracks. The first half is all Kid Sister, then she flips the switch with a skit that serves as the intro to her new R&B/funk moniker Jane Jupiter. The video for her Jane Jupiter track “Higher” (produced by Chad Hugo of the Neptunes) is out now, watch below.
CALVIN HARRIS UNVEILS NEW VIDEO FOR “BLAME (FEAT. JOHN NEWMAN)”
“Blame,” Calvin’s newest single, which was released on Sunday just ahead of the duo’s spectacular performance at iTunes Festival in London, has quickly become a worldwide hit. The song immediately exploded to #1 on Spotify’s global stream chart; Calvin is the first British solo artist in history to see more than one billion streams worldwide on Spotify. In addition, “Blame” rose into the Top 10 at iTunes in the U.S. and Top 10 in more than 60 countries; the track has also topped iTunes charts in more than 20 countries.
OFFICIAL REUNION WU-TANG CLAN, THE DIPLOMATS, LIL’ KIM AND MORE TAKE OVER BARCLAYS CENTER SEPTEMBER 20
Celebrating a historical milestone with some of the culture’s most influential artists in the birth place of HipHop, New York City, all members of The legendary Wu-Tang Clan are set to make their official reunion and take center stage at the Barclays Center on Saturday, September 20th.
Reuniting as part of #SOURCE360 with support from other legends such as The Diplomats, Lil’ Kim, Bones Thugs and Harmony, Curren$y and Dom Kennedy .
SONGWRITER AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MISHKA SHUBALY HITS #1 WITH “OF MICE AND ME” VIA AMAZON.COM
A songwriter praised by Doug Stanhope and Johnny Depp among others, Mishka Shubaly leads a double life… as a best-selling author. His first five Kindle Singles have all been #1 bestsellers – “The Long Run” has sold more than 80,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into Spanish, German and Polish.
“Of Mice and Me” marks a significant departure for Shubaly, whose past Singles have dealt primarily with disasters, death, drink, drugs and deceit. The new story opens with Shubaly discovering an orphaned, infant mouse, barely a week old… and his fateful decision not to just put it out of its misery, but to save its life and nurse it back to health.
An alcoholic with five years of sobriety behind him, Shubaly quickly discovers that the mouse is much more than he bargained for. Mishkalito (as the mouse gets named) spurs love and hope and tenderness but also an intense evaluation of the shortcomings of the sober life Shubaly’s built, his relationship with his divorced parents and extended family and, indeed, his entire existence.
OLD MONK VIDEO ON CMJ
“The NYC trio called Old Monk may have released their second album, Posing As Love(Eenie Meenie), in sunny June, and just wrapped up a full U.S. summer tour. But this brand new video for Secrets In The Lawn that we’re premiering today looks and feels like the band is ready to take an eerie trip into the dark woods of the fall. Drooping characters throw things off bridges and traipse through sickly colored hallways, murderers get murdered and shadows lurk. Meanwhile, the tricky, minimal, brooding art-rock tune slowly builds, with intermittent spastic choruses, into a race.” – CMJ
12 ROUNZ “RAPIDO” VIDEO
Connecticut rapper and ATM Family lead artist 12 Rounz presents the Eanjay-directed music video for “Rapido”, the Kizzy Kai-produced single from The Missing Piece, his new mixtape featuring Mr. Loud and Lou Rock, as well as production from Aviles, E Class and Tracy’s Son. The son of a Guyanese mother and African-American father.
TRANSCIENCE VIDEO “ENDLESS CHANGE”
Based in Melbourne, 6-piece Transience proudly present their first single, “Endless Change”, hailing from their debut album Temple. Showcasing the soaring melodies, crushing grooves and multi-layered instrumentation that Transience has become known for, “Endless Change” is sure to please both musicians and casual listeners alike. Interchanging between bitter and sweet, the band keeps it catchy, while still adding a healthy dose of progressive chaos.
After the release of their 2013 self-titled EP, Transience has drawn attention for their powerful, energetic and genre- bending live show.
‘BIG STAR LIVE IN MEMPHIS’ TRAILER
The gig poster said “BIG STAR IN THEIR FAREWELL U.S. PERFORMANCE.” Luckily, this iconic Memphis band’s homecoming show was nothing of the kind. As Jody Stephens points out in his liner notes, “We played Los Angeles three days later and went on to play together for another 16 years. No one ever said anything about the poster.”
INTERVIEW WITH ALI BRUSTOFSKI
TICKETSMOVE.COM recently have interviewed Allison Brustofski; a well-known artist on YouTube who is making a smooth transaction to mainstream music industry. Billboardbiz congratulates her for producing her own music and visions bright future ahead of her!
She is currently working on her new album in the studios and also has released a single from her previous EP on 4th of September this year. We got a chance to talk with her about her life and ambitions. I am sure your readers would love to hear what Ali Brustofski tells about her.
“THE DEVIL IN I” MUSIC VIDEO AT WWW.THEDEVILINI.COM
GRAMMY AWARD®-winning group Slipknot has just released the official music video for their new single, “The Devil In I.” The clip which was directed by the band’s very own M. Shawn Crahan (Clown) can be viewed http://www.TheDevilInI.com. “The Devil In I” is featured on “.5: The Gray Chapter” – the fifth studio album from the world renowned rock heavyweights – which is currently available for pre-order on the iTunes Store, with all pre-orders receiving instant downloads “The Devil In I” as well as “The Negative One.” “.5: The Gray Chapter” arrives in the US on October 21ST.
WILLIAM ARCANE NEW SINGLE
William Arcane returns with his third release on Pictures Music ( starting point for artists like Lapalux, Dauwd, Koreless amd Dark Sky) the ‘Reckless’ EP.
‘Reckless’ sees William’s style evolve further since last summer’s ‘Permanence’ EP. He threw out all his computer synth plug ins and started using re-sampled acoustic sounds and using only analogue synthesisers.