GRAVEYARD SHIFTERS SIGN RECORD DEAL
Finnish crust punk ‘n’ rollers GRAVEYARD SHIFTERS signs with German label Eternal Sound Records. The debut EP “Brainwashed by Moonshine” is scheduled for a release on 31st of October in Europe/UK. The debut EP will be released in Europe/UK in a stylish Digipack CD and as well in Finland 150 units limited edition 10″ Vinyl. The Vinyl release will be handled by Finnish, Inverse Records.
RASPBERRY BULBS STREAM A TRACK HERE
Their second full-length offering for Blackest Ever Black, following 2013’s Deformed Worship, Privacy is a defence of the anti-social, the secretive, and the inward-looking; a call to resist the contemporary obsession with “connection”, exhibitionism and peer approval, and to claw back ownership of the self. It’s only then that the real battles begin.
AMBER RUN POST “THANK YOU”
This week Amber Run release their brand new EP ‘Pilot’ on RCA Victor. If you haven’t heard it already, listen to the third track from the EP, ‘Thank You’ here:
NIGHT TERRORS OF 1927 TEAM UP WITH TEGAN AND SARA ON NEW SINGLE
Night Terrors of 1927 premiered their new single, “When You Were Mine” featuring Tegan and Sara on Stereogum today.
The track is off the band’s “ANYTHING TO ANYONE” EP, out tomorrow, which features songs from their upcoming full-length album, due out in 2015.
CHARLI XCX NEW SINGLE “BREAK THE RULES”
Over the last 18 months 22-year-old singer/songwriter/artist Charli XCX’s rise to international pop stardom has been nothing short of meteoric. From releasing her dark-pop record “True Romance” in 2013 to a wealth of critical acclaim, Charli has toured the globe with the likes of Coldplay and Ellie Goulding, written and been featured on one of 2013’s biggest hits ‘I Love It’ with Swedish duo Icona Pop, in addition to co-writing and being featured on the global, four million-selling hit ‘Fancy’ with Iggy Azalea.
REVOLT MUSIC CONFERENCE PRESENTS THE ULTIMATE MUSIC LOVERS WEEKEND
REVOLT TV unveiled the musical talent line-up slated to perform at the inaugural REVOLT Music Conference taking place Thursday, October 16th through Sunday, October 19th at Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. Performers announced so far include Jhene Aiko, G Eazy, DJ Khaled, Rae Sremmurd, YG, DJ Cassidy, Funk Flex and DJ VICE among others.
Curated by REVOLT, the conference will be the ultimate destination for music lovers. Fans can now register for the Music Weekender package, which includes daytime access to the exclusive REVOLT pool & lawn, outdoor music showcases, reserved cabanas and daybeds, specialty curated drink and food menus, daytime entertainment & gaming, musical styling by REVOLT guest DJs, and night events including evening music showcases and expedited access to one of America’s top nightclubs, LIV.
BOSTON WELCOMES ANDRIS NELSONS AS THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR
Marking a new era in the 134-year history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons will make his highly anticipated debut as the BSO’s new music director on Saturday, September 27, at 8 p.m. at Symphony Hall. When Mr. Nelsons takes on the title of BSO Music Director on September 27, he will be, at age 35, the youngest conductor to hold that title with the orchestra in over 100 years. The fifteenth music director since the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s founding in 1881, Mr. Nelsons is also the first Latvian-born conductor to assume the post.
JEFFERSON GRIZZARD ANNOUNCES TOUR WITH GLENN TILBROOK
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Jefferson Grizzard is rapidly making a name for himself, thanks to his latest release, ‘Learning How to Lie,’ and stylistic comparisons to the likes of Wilco and Ryan Adams. And from late September through late October, Grizzard will undoubtedly be turning heads and winning over new fans, when he opens a string of dates for Glenn Tilbrook (yes, that “Glenn Tilbrook” from Squeeze fame!) throughout the US. “I’m thrilled to be on this US tour with Glenn Tilbrook,” enthuses Grizzard. “It’s a great opportunity for me to get the chance to work with him.”
NO BRAGGING RIGHTS STREAM NEW ALBUM
No Bragging Rights is currently streaming their album The Concrete Flower here. The Concrete Flower was engineered and produced by Will Putney (The Amity Affliction, For Today, Stray From The Path) and will be available everywhere tomorrow. No Bragging Rights are also currently supporting Senses Fail on their Let It Enfold You 10th Anniversary Tour.
WATCH JUKEBOX THE GHOST’S ‘THE GREAT UNKNOWN’ VIDEO
Jukebox the Ghost have developed a reputation for getting heads bobbing with their sweetly anthemic electro-rock. From the sound of “The Great Unknown,” the first single from their forthcoming self-titled fourth album, out October 21, the band is staying the course with the new record. Below you can watch the video for the song, shot on an exploratory trip through the natural scenery of California’s Pacific Coast Highway and cumulating with a rooftop show in San Francisco.
FREE MUSIC FROM KISS THE CONCRETE
San Diego based concert production company and independent clothing label Kiss The Concrete has released their twenty-nine track fall sampler for free download. The sampler features tracks from the company’s endorsed bands (Convent, First Things First, Scarlett Avenue, Short Stories, and Within Ourselves) alongside up-and-comers Deadset, Forty Winters, Here Lies The Hero, Hit The Ground Running, The New Varsity, Pavilions, and Search Lights. The sampler falls one day before the Autumn Equinox and will be available online and at all Kiss The Concrete Co produced San Diego shows.
A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW SHARE “DOUBLE DUTCH” VIDEO ON PITCHFORK
“What would shoegaze sound like if it had its eyes on the sky? Over the course of several albums, the intercontinental six-piece A Sunny Day In Glasgow have been toying with an answer to that riddle. Their latest and best record, Sea When Absent, has an atmospheric, bleeding-watercolor quality that makes it sound a little bit like a My Bloody Valentine record if the moodiness and pensiveness were replaced with a feeling of almost violently explosive joy.” – Pitchfork
MORD FUSTANG RETURNS WITH ‘DRIVEL’
Following numerous Beatport Top 10 smashes and a slew of top festival and club appearances, DJ/producer Mord Fustang announces plans to release his debut album, 9999 in 1, on his own label Magic Trooper in early 2015. Finally lifting the curtain on the enigmatic wizard famed for merging teched-out house, disco, electro, glitch, and hard bass grooves in a single track.
KAT EDMONSON TRACK “RAINY DAY WOMAN”
This album follows her 2012 release, Way Down Low, her first collection that included original material. The New York Times hailed the album as “fresh as a spring bouquet,” and The Boston Globe called it “one of the greatest vocal albums I’ve ever heard.”
SLEEPY KITTY NEW VIDEO PREMIERE
“Grimy meets shiny in Sleepy Kitty’s music: chugging drums and crunchy guitars sweetened by catchy melodies and vocal harmonies that summon memories of 1960s-era girl groups.” (Boston Globe) So arrived Sleepy Kitty with their sophomore release, Projection Room, on Euclid Records. Taking cues from an eccentric rage of influences from Pavement to technicolor MGM musicals, and Iggy Pop to Jean Luc Godard, Sleepy Kitty are equal parts art-school weird and erratic garage-punk – like the White Stripes if they listened to a little more 1940s musicals.
NEW VIDEO PREMIERE FROM THE FAMILIAR
Here is the new video for “All In White” from alt electropop duo, The Familiar. Filmed on a small island in Norway, it encompasses the duo’s relationship – a conjuring of strangers, polar opposites who find inspiration in the uncanny darkness of winters with no sun, the unyielding lightness of summers with no night, and a city that never sleeps. The video premiered on BitCandy this morning, calling it “a tremendous song and an equally good video.”
TOM FLYNN FREE DOWNLOAD
Tom Flynn announces his US tour with a FREE DOWNLOAD of his new track, “Yes Yes Y’all.” Long a favorite of discerning clubbers around the world in London, Ibiza, Berlin and more, he now gives the US a proper taste of his signature sexy house sound. Raised on soul, funk, disco and lost days in dusty record shops, Tom Flynn was endeared to a House music journey from a young age.
Hear “Yes Yes Y’all” and download it for free:
SUNDIALS NEW SINGLE
Richmond, VA indie rock three piece Sundials are premiering a new song off their upcoming 6 song EP “Kick”, which will be out November 4th via Topshelf Records.
DENITIA AND SENE NEW SINGLE VIA NOISEY
Brooklyn dream pop duo denitia and sene bring you on their latest alluring journey with their 4 track EP, side fx., set to be released on November 11th via Red Bull Sound Select in the US and Rinse in the UK. Listen to the first single and title track now.
GO FIASCO “HEAVEN” VIDEO
Formed in 2012 Go Fiasco have quickly established themselves as one of Liverpool’s best bands. Recently signing with End Of The Trail Records the band are already attracting industry interest.
Their debut single “Heaven” is released on October 13, 2014 and it will be launched at Alan McGee’s 359 night at District in Liverpool on October 3, 2014. Alan hand-picked the band to headline the show.
DINOSAUR FEATHERS REVEAL “IMPOSSIBLE”
Ernest Jenning Record Co. is proud to share “Impossible” from Dinosaur Feathers’ upcoming full-length CONTROL, which will see a release on October 7, 2014. The track premiered via Impose, who noted that it “proves to be everything you’ve been patiently waiting for all summer, or ever since 1989… Sounds chirp out from all corners, lovable drum-machine sequences click and clap, keys pop out, pop away and rain down on the listening audience as Greg [Sullo] unleashes one of the most memorable song opening falsettos we have heard all September.”
NEW SINGLE BY NEO TEMPUS
Neo Tempus released his debut project as a solo artist in November 2013 entitled “Yours Sincerely”. The project was entirely self produced by Neo Tempus and was light on guest appearances. With reviews on taste making sites such as; YouHeardThatNew.com, BestOfBothOffices.com, KillerHipHop.com, ThisIsWalder.com, RapDose.com, Boi-1da.Net and more the album was well received.
SCAR SYMMETRY NEW ALBUM TRAILER
Swedish melo-death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY are set to release their new album and successor to 2011’s highly acclaimed masterpiece The Unseen Empire this fall. The new album, entitled The Singularity (Phase 1 – Neohumanity), will be out on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast in the US, and is the first part of a trilogy.
MICHAEL FRANTI ANNOUNCES FIRST ACOUSTIC TOUR
Singer-songwriter-guitarist and philanthropist Michael Franti will strip down for his first ever acoustic tour of the West coast in November. Pre-sale begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. Pacific. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, September 26.
“In every show that I do with my band Spearhead, I always take time to do a few songs with just me and my guitar and strip it down to the bare bones so the lyrics and melody can shine through. I’ve done lots of acoustic sets but never an entire tour, so I am thrilled to be doing this for the first time!”
NEW VIDEO BY SHANAZ DORSETT
South East London electro-R&B artist Shanaz Dorsett just released the video to her single “Four Walls and a Garden” on Okayplayer.
Shanaz’s upcoming EP Mother Tongue is set for an Oct. 7th release and “the powerhouse vocalist’s fresh new frequencies are the guiding light, showing the way in an abyss of drugged and dragging PBR&B.” (Okayplayer)
PREMIERE OF LONESOME SHACK’S NEW VIDEO “MORE PRIMITIVE” VIA GHETTOBLASTER
“This bluesy trio calls Seattle home, but you’d swear that Lonesome Shack hail from the deepest Mississippi Delta based on this teaser from their forthcoming album More Primitive. ‘Medicine’ ambles along at the tempo of a stroll, or a heartbeat, with the rhythm battened down tight by Kristian Garrard’s steady rolling drums and Luke Bergman’s insistent baseline. But that’s the only easygoing thing about it; frontman Ben Todd howls at the monkey on his back and tries to stab it with jagged edges of guitar. Going cold turkey never sounded so good.” – SPIN
PHILIP SELWAY NEW VIDEO FOR “IT WILL END IN TEARS”
Philip Selway has unveiled a visually striking video for new single “It Will End In Tears”. Made in conjunction with Northern Film & Media and the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, the video is the creation of RAMMATIK, aka Rannvá Káradóttir & Marianna Mørkøre, a Faroese film duo at the forefront of artistic filmmaking. With an experimental approach they have developed a distinctive visual identity, resulting in international recognition and awards.
DARIAN RENEE EP STREAM
Pop vocalist Darian Reneé has partnered with AbsolutePunk to exclusively premiere Darian Reneé’s dynamic and astonishing sophomore release. The Other Side Of Someday, which can be streamed HERE, will be released worldwide digitally tomorrow. Darian had this to say on the title of the release, “The title of the EP comes from the fourth track and ended up being the overall theme of the album. People say “someday….” about things they want to accomplish way too much. The Other Side Of Someday is where you would be if you actually just went for it and ended up on the other side of your dream. Sometimes it’s exactly what you thought it would be, sometimes it’s the exact opposite. But you don’t really know until you’re there.”
KAM WIL “DAYGO”
San Diego rapper Kam Wil presents the music video for “Daygo”, the new single from The Great Mixtape, his mixtape featuring a guest appearance from Skipper. “Daygo” was produced by Dale THEEWHVLE, and the music video was directed by Yellow Nguyen, who also directed Schoolboy Q’s “Hoover Street” video as well as videos for Nipsey Hussle, Ab-Soul, Cali Swag District, Planet Asia, Pac DIV, Mistah FAB and more.
JARED & THE MILL ANNOUNCE FALL 2014 TOUR
Indie/folk artist Jared & The Mill announced today their fall 2014 tour, alongside Canadian singer-songwriter Alexz Johnson and Patrick Droney. Shows will kick off on Thursday October 16th in Boston, MA at Café 939 with stops in New York City, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Omaha, Denver, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, and Philadelphia, to name a few. The band will also return to Austin, Texas where earlier this year they made national news, giving a victim of a tragic drunk driving accident at SXSW a private concert from her hospital room.
KODACROME’S VIDEO FOR “THE CITY IS BURNING”
Following their energetic and structured debut EP, Perla, Aftermaths is a more restrained and sinuous collection, which melds the detached delivery of Ladytron with the apocalyptic beats of Portishead. “The City Is Burning” closes the album, leaving listeners in a cyclical wash of choral swells.
GOO GOO DOLLS TO PERFORM AS PART OF ROB MACHADO FOUNDATION BENEFIT CONCERT, NOVEMBER 11
The Goo Goo Dolls have announced they will be performing for the third year in a row at the Rob Machado Foundation (RMF) as part of its two-night annual benefit concert, running November 10 and 11 at The Belly Up in San Diego. The Goo Goo Dolls are teaming up with superstars Run River North and Timmy Curran to take to the stage November 11. Tickets are on sale now, and available for purchase here.
SLICK DROP REPPIN FOR MIAMI “I’M ON”
With South Florida seeing its reemergence in the rap scene the bar rises for local acts. Slick Drop is delivering a distinctive sound and look to the Magic City. Slick Drop’s new release “Im On” produced by Chris Maejor offers catchy lyricism and polished production allowing him to hold his own in any urban club DJ rotation.
ARE YOU HAPPY IN AMERICA?!
With research proving that money can buy happiness up to a certain dollar amount, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014’s Most & Least Happy States in America.
To identify which states are home to the happiest Americans, WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 26 key metrics. They range from emotional health to income levels to sports participation rates.
STEVIE NICKS “24 KARAT GOLD”
On October 10th Morrison Hotel Gallery will unveil a fascinating and seldom seen facet of Stevie Nicks’ creativity – her photography. Stevie’s Morrison Hotel Gallery exhibit, 24 Karat Gold, is a journey into the private world of the rock legend through never before seen self-portraits from her personal Polaroid collection taken between l975 and 1987.
Coinciding with the October 7th release of Stevie Nicks’ new album 24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault and the upcoming tour with the fully reunited Fleetwood Mac, Morrison Hotel Gallery will debut Stevie’s 24 Karat Gold photographic exhibit on October 10th & 11th at a special larger venue in Soho to accommodate Stevie’s prolific fan base at 201 Mulberry Street, then moving on October 13th to Morrison Hotel Gallery Loft at 116 Prince Street for the month of October.
AFREAKAN “TICH LANGE” VIDEO
Tich Lange is releasing the first single and title track, Afreakan off his upcoming album, with an accompanying video.
Tich has been plying his craft for many years, and on this new production he’s been in the studio with producer Anthony Hicks, who’s credits include Vanessa Amorosi’s ‘Absolutely Everybody’.