VICKY CHOW NEW ALBUM TRAILER
Surface Image is a stunning marriage of Perich’s inspired electronic aesthetic and Chow’s nuanced yet fiercely virtuosic playing. It’s a landmark release for Perich, being his first major release focusing solely on his work, as well as his first large-scale piano composition. Chow’s dynamic performance is swept up in a sublime flurry of dazzling 1-bit sounds, simultaneously entangling and unraveling over the hour long journey. The line between electric and organic is artistically blurred, as the simple hand-wired electronics fuse with the individual notes of the piano on the same, expansive plane.
JACK WHITE PRESENTS “WOULD YOU FIGHT FOR MY LOVE?” VIDEO
Jack White is pleased to unveil the latest video offering from his critically-lauded second LP, Lazaretto (Third Man Records/Columbia). The video for “Would You Fight For My Love?” was directed by Robert Hales and filmed in the historic Cruise Room, Denver’s original post-prohibition bar, located in the Oxford Hotel. The video also stars musician and photographer Scout Pare-Phillips and many other musical members of the Third Man Records family.
MAMMABEAR NEW SINGLE
MammaBear is a back-to-basics, reverb-heavy pop constellation that harkens to the “wall of sound” era of recording. Just releasing the enthusiastic video for the track, “She Will F**k Your Mind,” via Big Takeover Magazine, MammaBear is ready to fill your ears with guitar laced hooks.
HEADMAN PREVIEWS NEW ALBUM
Headman/Robi Insinna’s Album “6” is to be released in September via Relish. The Album will be coming together with a special artbook and a video directed by Robi himself.
Artist, Producer and DJ Robi Insinna aka Headman released his first album ‘It Rough’ in 2001. He has also released tracks as ‘Manhead’ and remixed the likes of Roxy Music, Gossip, Franz Ferdinand , Richard Fearless, Nitzer Ebb, The Units, Unknown Cases, Gina X and Klein & M.B.O.
PAUL McCARTNEY’S “HOPE” CONFIRMED FOR RELEASE AFTER ONLINE LEAK
He has written countless hit singles, orchestral scores, released electronica albums, film theme songs and changed the world with his music. Listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Most Successful Composer and Recording Artist of All Time, Paul McCartney has now added another first to his impressive list. No stranger to being involved with hotly anticipated releases, Paul has now entered a new genre all together.
This week saw the release of the most expensive and highly anticipated video game of all time – Destiny. Ten years in the making, Destiny is the biggest entertainment property of 2014. Earlier this week, fans were queuing through the night to get their first glimpse. Stores across the world opened early in order to meet the demand. Made by Bungie and Activision, the team behind Halo and Call of Duty, Destiny is expected to change the gaming industry. The hype surrounding this release demonstrates how the gaming industry has overtaken Hollywood.
RODION GA NEW SINGLE ON NOISEY
Rodion G.A. are without doubt one of music’s best-kept secrets. Formed in 1975, Rodion G.A. would become one of the most innovative bands in Romanian musical history. The Romanian underground loved the band for their spaced-out mix of progressive rock and psychedelic synthesizer sounds. The vast record collection of founder Rodion Ladislau Roșca, locally crowned “King Of The Records”, contained many releases unavailable in the region and played a huge part in the development of the band’s sound. After the group disbanded in 1987 they avoided any public appearance until Romanian blogger Luca Sorin fished them out of oblivion, opening up opportunities for the legendary group to re-emerge and finally get the recognition they deserve.
NICKELBACK RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?”
Since first landing on the scene in 1996, NICKELBACK have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. The group’s worldwide sales exceed 50 million units, solidifying their status as the “eleventh best-selling music act” and second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century—behind only The Beatles. Their inescapable and irresistible smash “How You Remind Me” remains Billboard’s “Top Rock Song of the Decade” and “Fourth Song of the Decade”.
NEW VIDEO BY SIR SLY
Los Angeles based alt-rock trio SIR SLY released the video for their lead single “You Haunt Me” today on VEVO. Lead vocalist and songwriter, Landon Jacobs said of the video, “We wanted to capture the spirit of the song through energetic vignettes of different characters that all share a common unsettling darkness that they carry and exude.”
AC KILLER “YOU F*CKED UP” VIDEO
Los Angeles rapper AC Killer presents the King G-directed music video for “You F–ked Up”, his new Heinz On Tha Track-produced single from The Unholy Trinity, his forthcoming album featuring Tech N9ne, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Brotha Lynch Hung.
MUSIC CITY FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL
Kings of Leon, GRAMMY-award winning artists and co-founders of Music City Food + Wine Festival, are proud to announce the musical guests for Harvest Night presented by Infiniti, an evening that brings together signature dishes from world-renowned chefs and live performances by distinguished artists, celebrating the music of Nashville. Harvest Night begins at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville.
SCISSORS FOR LEFTY RETURN WITH DIRTY-GLAM “BANGS & LASHES”
Scissors For Lefty are sharing the title track “Bangs & Lashes” today marking their return after seven years of relative silence since the 2007 break-thru single “Ghetto Ways” from Underhanded Romance. Bangs & Lashes will not disappoint fans of Underhanded Romance in that Scissors For Lefty are still steeped in the playful art-pop, glittery keyboards and disco bass that landed the band tours with a various aught juggernauts like Smashing Pumpkins, Arctic Monkeys, Erasure, Kaiser Chiefs, Juliette & The Licks, The Bravery… amongst many others.
FAR EAST MOVEMENT DEBUT SONG ‘GRIMEY THIRSTY’
nternational superstars and platinum electro-hip-hop pioneers Far East Movement debut ‘Grimey Thirsty’ from forthcoming mini-album KTown Riot to be released October 28th on Cherrytree Records. The trap-infused song is produced by Central-American EDM powerhouse Rell the Soundbender and features Compton’s chart topping rapper YG.
WOLF GANG PREMIERE THE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “LAY YOUR LOVE DOWN”
Initially formed as a solo project by London musician Max McElligott, Wolf Gang has since evolved into a full-on collaborative effort between its four members who also include Gavin Slater, James Wood and Lasse Petersen. The band’s debut album, Suego Faults, produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips) came out in 2011 to critical acclaim and Wolf Gang have quickly cultivated a dedicated and avid fan base through three years of nearly non-stop live performances, including headline tours where the band sold out the historic Troubadour in Los Angeles, support slots with Coldplay, Florence + The Machine, The Killers and most recently Bastille.
U2 SEES UNPRECEDNTED ALBUM CHART SUCCESS IN WAKE OF HISTORIC SONGS OF INNOCENCE LAUNCH
Three days after U2 teamed with Apple to release its latest album, Songs Of Innocence (Interscope Records), in what the company called the biggest album launch ever, U2 continues to make history.
After delivering the new album for free to over half a billion iTunes customers, U2 also saw an unprecedented number of its previous releases enter the iTunes US album chart. As of Thursday afternoon, 24 of the bands titles had charted on the top 200 of the chart, and the U218 Singles Collection had reached top 10 in 46 countries.
VICE.COM PREMIERES SPIKE JONZE’S SURPRISE MUSIC VIDEO FOR KAREN O
VICE.com today premieres Spike Jonze’s surprise music video for Karen O. Starring Elle Fanning, the music video features the song “Ooo” from Karen O’s upcoming solo album Crush Songs.
NEW VIDEO BY SON LUX
Equal parts producer and composer, Son Lux bridges an unusual gap between old-world music discipline and next-level experimentation. Meditative but heaving with energy, Lanterns finds a peculiar congruency between futuristic soul and ancient sentiment. Driving orchestral pop (Lost It To Trying, No Crimes) is placed alongside creepy minimalism (Pyre, Enough Of Our Machines), often starkly juxtaposing densely layered arrangements with Lott’s intimate voice. In recent past Son Lux has gained notoriety for both his Sisyphus (formerly s/s/s) project, and for being named NPR’s “Best New Artist of the Year.”
SOLAI DEBUTS “ISLANDS IN THE SUN” ON CMJ
SOLAI was born under the sunshine and palm trees of Los Angeles. Five laid-back indie pop songs were carefully crafted by Chris Pope, in his backyard shed and Silver Lake studio. “Islands in the Sun” drips in a tropical summer heat giving optimism even to its stranded desert island castaway. Voluptuous and airy, the sounds of SOLAI keep you on an endless vacation.
DROX “PEACE OF MIND” REMIX
Drox, rapper/DJ and music producer, unveils his brand new electronic house dance mix ‘Peace of Mind’, featuring the all-female rock band JOANovARC. The remix is released via Helicopta Records is released on the 20th October 2014.
Newcastle based Drox, is the in-house producer at Helicopta Records, and has produced club hits featuring Eva Alordiah, eLDee, Stampie Major, Jasmine and Sojay, and racked up four consecutive weeks in the Music Week top ten urban charts.
BRANDON RYAN VIDEO “ZERO TO A HUNDY”
Brandon Ryan, rapper/producer from San Diego, CA, releases his new video “Zero to a Hundy”.
His style is a mix between Drake, Childish Gambino & Macklemore. Brandon is comedic, slick with punch lines, as well as motivational and deep. Lyrically, Brandon does not talk about the typical money, cash, hoes. He takes pride in making songs the real people can relate to and use to support and inspire their lives.
THE KOWLOON RESTAURANT PRESENTS SHIRLEY ALSON REEVES
The Kowloon Restaurant, Route 1 North, Saugus,kicks off their Fall Entertainment schedule with two shows: Shirley Alson Reeves of the Shirelles performs live in concert on Friday, September 16 at 8:00pm, and Basile, Greek comedian, live on stage, Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4.
The Kowloon Restaurant
Owned and managed by the Wong Family
Route 1 North, 948 Broadway, Saugus
Tele. 1-781-233-0077 for tickets/reservations, or visit
ANDREW JUDAH SCORES LINCOLN COMMERCIAL STARRING MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY
Andrew Judah’s new studio album Monster is out September 30th, but in the meanwhile Andrew’s been making some moves in his day job as a film and commercial composer. His latest work for Lincoln and their new MKC was directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”) and happens to star Texas dreamboat Matthew McConaughey. Alright, alright, alright…
ELESPEE SINGLE “SKYHOOK”
After sitting on the bench for most of the season, Elespee Eloheem bounced back into the game this week, looking sharp and offering up a hot handed “Skyhook” for the win. Thanks to the perfectly timed assist by ALL WORK NO PLAY’s Congo Circle, the multi-talented nine year veteran out of New Orleans seemed in his prime throughout several minutes of play.
PIXIES ENLISTS BUDDING DIRECTORIAL DUO FOR “RING THE BELL”
When Lital Mizel and Adi Frimmerman filmed a sleepover in Mizel’s bedroom back in 2005, lip-syncing and dancing to the Pixies’ song “Hey” as a birthday present for Frimmerman’s boyfriend, the two had no idea the clip would go viral to the tune of 34-million YouTube views (as of 9/2014) or catapult the two promising filmmakers to internet cult status. Nor, when the two attended the Pixies’ show in Israel this past June and went backstage afterwards to meet them, did they ever dream a half-joke of offering their services to make another video clip for the band would be met with a green light.
SYCO/COLUMBIA RECORDS TO RELEASE HOPE
Singing sensation Susan Boyle catapulted to international stardom in 2009, smashed music records around the world, sold over 22 million albums and now she returns with an incredible album of inspiration songs, her sixth studio album in five years. Hope will be released via SYCO/Columbia Records on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 and is currently available for pre order at Amazon here.
Hope, heralds a new era of music for Susan Boyle, where ballads marry with uptempo songs. Susan’s raw and powerful vocals ranging from the ethereal to the dramatic are showcased in her own inimitable style. Featuring breathtaking renditions of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here’” and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Susan also fearlessly takes on the iconic John Lennon song, “Imagine” giving it a new identity.
SLEEPY MAN BANJO BOYS TAKES ON EPILEPSY
The Epilepsy Foundation is proud to announce a partnership with the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys.
The young trio of brothers: 17 year-old Tommy Mizzone on guitar, 15 year-old Robbie Mizzone on fiddle and lead vocals, and 12 year-old Jonny Mizzone on banjo have made quite an entrance onto the music scene in a short period of time. Their latest critically acclaimed EP By My Side (released in June) features a song called “Man In Your Corner” that for the boys, hits very close to home. The song was written by them as a tribute for their younger brother Sam who has epilepsy.
Robbie Mizzone shared, “We wrote ‘Man in Your Corner’ to let Sam know we will always be here for him and to hopefully inspire others to get involved in the fight against epilepsy. We are really excited to be working with the Epilepsy Foundation in support of our brother and others impacted by seizures.”
THE DOORS TO ISSUE NEVER-RELEASED 1968 SELF-PRODUCED FILM
Fans of THE DOORS will savor the news about the November 11 street date of a never-before-released documentary film produced by the band. Titled Feast of Friends, the intimate and rare look at the explosive rock band is, after 45 years, finally being released. Shelved due to lead singer Jim Morrison’s legal issues, the uncompleted film was only ever seen at a few film festivals and was never completed. Eagle Rock Entertainment and Doors Property, LLC have painstakingly remastered the audio and video and compiled bonus footage as well as an historic British documentary called The Doors Are Open. [Pre-book Order Date October 17, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD]