BETTE MIDLER TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM
Multiple Grammy Award®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler returns to the studio to release ‘It’s The Girls!’, a stunning new album that pays tribute to girl groups through the ages. ‘It’s The Girls!’ is a jaunty and celebratory collection of some of the greatest harmonies performed by girl groups such as The Ronettes, The Boswell Sisters, The Andrew Sisters, The Chiffons as well as Motown acts like Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, and The Marvelettes, among others. The album is due out on Warner Bros. Records November 4th, 2014 and East West Records / Warner Music UK on November 17th, 2014 and is available for pre-order HERE.
HOSANNAH POSTS “DOOBY”
From Hosannah of @uppanotch debut album “It’s ALL Academics”, the @ProProspek produced “Dooby” is about distorted realities due to substances, and the experience of being high off life where no substances are involved. It is for this reason Dooby includes both a video (consider it your rolling papers) and the song (the lighter) so that you can put the two together to feel something when you burn!
EILIDH MCKELLAR VIDEO “HOME” OUT NOW
When trying to describe Eilidh McKellar, BBC Radio may have said it best: “No silly overplaying, just quiet confidence and genuine virtuosity.”
McKellar, a dazzling 20-year-old phenom from Edinburgh, Scotland, seems to be taking the industry by storm with her smoky rasp and astounding guitar chops. Her highly anticipated debut album, Delta Devil Dreams, is set for release on October 7, 2014. The album is a collection of meticulously crafted songs that rock hard, go down easy and expose young Eilidh’s bluesy old soul.
HIP HOP ICON T.I.’s NEW ALBUM ‘PAPERWORK’
Grand Hustle/Columbia has announced the upcoming release of hip hop trailblazer T.I’s Columbia Records debut, Paperwork, executive produced by Pharrell, and due to hit retail platforms and digital outlets on October 21st. Beginning today, fans can pre-order the highly anticipated new album on iTunes. All those who pre-order Paperwork will receive the album’s kickoff hits “No Mediocre” (featuring Iggy Azalea) – a Top Ten smash on Mainstream R&B/Hip Hop charts and currently in Top 5 at Rhythm radio – and “About The Money,”(featuring Young Thug) which has also been a mainstay of urban and hip hop charts for nearly two months. The album track “New National Anthem” featuring Skylar Grey is also available to download for pre-ordering fans. On October 7th, another special instant grat will be offered – the title track “Paperwork” featuring Pharrell.
ANDREW JUDAH STREAMS HIS NEW LP
The 11 tracks on Monster shift structure and theme multiple times throughout each song. Loosely inspired by Randy Newman’s early work (i.e. different characters, not comedic delivery) many of the songs are narrated by untrustworthy characters. The protagonists of Monster could rival David Lynch characters for perversity, like the disturbing raconteur in “Runaway” who sings he’s “got the keys to the place you call home and while you’re sleeping you’ll never know.” Jinkies.
RAUL MIDON NEW ALBUM ON WSJ
Virtuosic guitarist Raul Midón’s new album Don’t Hesitate is currently available to stream in advance of its September 30th release via The Wall Street Journal. As the Journal notes, “The album is a mix of sounds and styles, from the dusty southwestern feel of opener ‘Libertad’ to the folk-pop number ‘Time Machine’ to the Spanish-language reminiscence ‘Mi Amigo Cubano,’ a collaboration between Midón and the soul musician Bill Withers that features dazzling guitar leads from Midón.”
WILLIAM BOLTON VIDEO “SUMMER BREEZE”
Also known as his producer name, “Times New Roman,” William infuses hip-hop beats with soulful vocals, drawing influences from Detroit soul music, jazz and rock n’ roll. The video has already been featured by tastemaker outlets such as
DJ Booth and Good Music All Day, who describes “Summer Breeze” as “…a great video with beautiful scenery.” Summer Breeze is available for a free download, click HERE to check it out! Let me know if you’d like to post the video, or set up a feature with William!
DATSIK RELEASES REMIX OF LANA DEL REY “ULTRAVIOLENCE”
“Ultraviolence” is a beautiful and delicate track with a message that, while heartbreaking and bleak, illuminates the tragic consequences of a violent relationship that is impossible to quit. Datsik’s commitment to this track goes beyond a simple desire to slap his sound on a popular song. He capitalizes on the cinematic qualities of the original song by enhancing the melody with a soaring string-synth arrangement, a clever rolling top-line, and expertly placed sections of his famous wobbles and 808’s. The result is an intimate intertwining of violence and beauty, the Deadly Nightshade, an irresistibly deadly poison.
JESSIE J RELEASES “BURNIN’ UP” FEATURING 2 CHAINZ
JESSIE J has released “Burnin’ Up”, the second single from Sweet Talker [LAVA/Republic Records], her latest full-length album which has quickly become one of the year’s most anticipated records. “Burnin’ Up”, which was produced by Ricky Reed and Axident, features an appearance from rapper 2 Chainz and is currently available on all digital retailers.
Washington D.C.-bred, California-based rapper/producer Fong-Sai-U presents “Life”, the self-produced new single featuring Dice Raw, from his forthcoming album Ballads Of A Massacre. “Life” is the followup to the release of “Dopeamine” featuring Dice Raw (listen) and the “Bad Guy” video (watch). An underground hip-hop veteran, Fong has collaborated with Black Thought (click to stream “I Own This Microphone”) who was an early mentor to Fong and took him on tour with The Roots.
OIL BOOM “THE SNEAK TIP”
The history of North Texas self-described “rad-dirt” band Oil Boom can be traced back to a simply worded Craigslist “Musicians Wanted” ad, placed at the tail end of 2009. Whereas most such ads tend to lead to uncomfortable pairings of disparate influences and stylistic aesthetics, guitarist Ryan Taylor (formerly of Oklahoma City blues-rock stalwarts The Rounders) and St. Louis expatriate drummer Dugan Connors, proved the exception to the rule, bonding over their mutual affection for lo-fi blues and 60s garage rock. “We had our first jam on Dec. 31st, 2009,” says Taylor. “So we figured that was some kind of omen to continue into the next decade, pretty much solely so we could bring it up now and look like magical soothsayers.” Since that fateful decade closeout jam, the group has been hard at work crafting ear-catching melodies and mind-bending arrangements, originally in the form of their first EP, Black Waxy, produced by Grammy award winning engineer Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn, The Walkmen).
ELLIPHANT PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “ONE MORE” FEATURING MØ
Elliphant premiered the video for her brand new single “One More” featuring fellow Scandinavian MØ and produced by the talented Grammy® Award winning Joel Little (Lorde/Broods). Shot in London and directed by Tim Erem, the video follows the two ladies – Geisha’s in Adidas – cruising the streets of London, as they party in the back of black taxi.
DEBUT LP “THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL MARMOZETS” STREAMING NOW
Roadrunner Records group Marmozets have premiered their debut LP ‘THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL MARMOZETS’ exclusively with Alternative Press. The album, which will be released digitally in the US on SEPTEMBER 30TH is currently available for pre-order via iTunes, with all pre-orders receiving instant downloads of “Born Young And Free,” “Why Do You Hate Me?” “Captivate You” and “Move, Shake, Hide.”
LIL’ MO IS BACK
Award-Wining R&B singer/songwriter and R&B Divas LA reality star LIL’ MO announces the release of her fifth studio album, THE SCARLET LETTER to be released on October 27 via Astra/Penalty Entertainment. Fans can receive an mp3 download of LIL MO’s first single “Should’ve Never Let You Go” with the pre-order of her ten-track LP on iTunes.
“LETTER TO WHITE PEOPLE”
“Inspired by Frederick Douglass’ lecture “What Shall Be Done With The Slaves If Emancipated?”, “Letter to White People” is a song written to describe, in my opinion, how race relations are in America between Blacks and White, detailing the history between us from the dawn of civilization to present day. I highlight some pivotal moments and the emotional turmoil that comes from our oppression in an effort to stress understanding and ending the conflicts and discrimination between us.
30 NYC STREET MUSICIANS COVER BILLY JOEL’S “NEW YORK STATE OF MIND”
The Noise Beneath the Apple® (TNBTA), a multi-media project that strives to legitimize the profession of busking, today partnered with Esquire Magazine to premiere a one-of-a-kind musical collaboration that honors street musicians and the city of New York. 30 of NYC’s buskers, who were were featured in the project’s self-titled 200-page limited edition art-style book, recently came together at Grand Street Recording in Brooklyn, NY to record a version of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.” Violins, musical saw, cello, accordion, beatbox, stunning vocals and more blend together to create this unique, six-plus minute cover. The song was arranged, produced and mixed by recording artist Keaton Simons.
JEFF BRIDGES & THE ABIDERS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Jeff Bridges & The Abiders will release a new album titled Live (Mailboat Records) on September 30. The 14-track album will include live recordings of songs from his debut album Be Here Soon and self-titled follow up on Blue Note Records, as well as original music from the critically-acclaimed film Crazy Heart and some of Bridges’ favorite chosen covers of The Byrds, Tom Waits and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Jeff Bridges & The Abiders Live is now available for pre-order online.
PETER MOREN ON STEREOGUM
Late last year, Peter Morén of Peter Bjorn And John released Broken Swenglish Vol. 1, an EP that took some of the choice cuts from his Swedish-language solo albums and translated them into English. Now, almost a year later, Morén will release the second volume, and today you can hear its first single, “The Odyssey.” This was already a catchy track in its original Swedish incarnation on 2012′s Pyramiden, but for English-speaking fans it takes on a humorous new meaning.
ELIOT BRONSON ON PASTE
On October 21st, the Atlanta-based songwriter Eliot Bronson will release a self-titled album (and third solo recording), via Saturn 5 Records. Yesterday, Paste Magazine premiered the single “New Pain” and said the song has “an organic feel, with lulling vocals and guitar.” This is the second preview track to be released from the album, following the release of the “rollicking eye opener” “Comin’ For Ya North Georgia Blues” that premiered with Guitar World Acoustic Nation.
NIYKEE HEATON’S DEBUT EP IS OUT TODAY ON STEVE RIFKIND & RUSSELL SIMMONS’ ALL DEF MUSIC
Bad Intentions, the debut EP from 19-year-old Niykee Heaton, is out today on All Def Music in partnership with Capitol Records and available on iTunes now. The EP, which features six tracks penned by Heaton, had its world premiere yesterday on Complex.com. The smoldering focus track, “Bad Intentions,” was recently the “Single of the Week” on the ADD52 X Milk Music platform and the accompanying lyric video already has nearly two million views.
All Def Music is the label created by Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind to sign, develop and promote artists on YouTube. Heaton began writing music as a way of dealing with the pain of her past and childhood. She and her longtime manager had been shopping for a record label and – after discussions with Rifkind – decided All Def Music was the right fit.
STATUS QUO TO RELEASE BRAND NEW ALBUM
Status Quo will release the game-changing Aquostic (Stripped Bare) on November 11, 2014 via earMusic / Eagle Rock Entertainment in North America [MSRP $13.98].
After 50 years at the top of their game as one of the world’s premiere hard rock acts, Quo have leapt out of their comfort zone and now give the songs the chance to shine in a stripped down format; the amps are turned off, this album is fully acoustic and boasts 22 completely reworked Quo hits and fan favorites.
SIXX:A.M. ANNOUNCES FIRST LIVE SHOW IN 5 YEARS
James Michael, DJ Ashba and Nikki Sixx, collectively known as SIXX:A.M., will release their third album MODERN VINTAGE on October 7th and celebrate the release by playing their first live show since 2009 the same night.
The band’s performance will take place at the iHeart Theater in Burbank California. The show, as well as a Q&A with the band about the new album, its influences and the band’s future plans will be broadcast exclusively live on iHeartRadio and select Clear Channel radio stations. Sixx:A.M. are also expected to make a big announcement at the event that evening which will have fans buzzing… Tune in to listen to the live broadcast of the show on Oct 7 at 7pm pst on iHeart Radio
TEAM SPIRIT STREAMS DEBUT LP KILLING TIME
Team Spirit is proud to share a stream of Killing Time, the band’s forthcoming debut LP which is now available for pre-order on iTunes. The album, set for an official release on September 30th via VICE / Warner Bros Records, was named one of CMJ’s “20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014.”
NEW EXODUS SINGLE VIA BILLBOARD
Fans clamoring for a second new track from the upcoming new EXODUS record, Blood In, Blood Out, are having their cake and eating it too! The blazing new title track, ‘Blood In, Blood Out’, is available for streaming now, exclusively via Billboard.com. Stream it here:
NEW SINGLE BY EMBRACER
Vocalist Jordan Bradley had this to say on the single, “For many of us, including myself, we consider our homes with our families our sanctuary. A place in which frailty and insecurity cannot reside or else everything that has helped construct that foundation will fall apart. This song is a cry outward because that home, my “country” if you will has been stripped away from me. I’ve always felt that learning lessons from mistakes and tragedies is one of the greatest gifts we can receive. However, this is just one lesson that I’ve still yet to find any silver lining. I hate it, but I accept it. And for now, I’ll move on the best that i can.”
RIBONGIA “SAVE THE CHILDREN”
Australian producer Ribongia will release his single “Save The Children” on October Records. Ribongia (meaning chaos, pandemonium, and general mischief) creates music that is just that: an energetic soundscape of glitches and samples. His previous release, a mini-album entitled “Play My Hits,” is a constant stream of attention-grabbing beats and synths.
DAWN LANDES PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “MORE THAN THIS”
Dawn Landes premiered a video for her cover of the Roxy Music classic “More Than This” via Entertainment Weekly this week in conjunction with a second leg of North American touring with Bryan Ferry, which kicked off this past Sunday in Chicago and continues tonight in Milwaukee.
SUCH GOLD TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM + “FACED”
Rochester, NY based melodic hardcore punk band Such Gold will release their sophomore studio album, The New Sidewalk, on November 10th 2014 via Razor & Tie. The band has also launched the new album pre-order merch bundles at www.thenewsidewalk.com. Various bundles include album, vinyl, digital download, T-shirts, hoodie and shorts. Such Gold will be hitting the road this Fall with Transit and Four Year Strong.
THE GIZMOS PLAY FIRST EVER NEW YORK CITY SHOW
The original Gizmos will make their first ever appearance in New York City on October 11 at Union Pool in Brooklyn! This will follow their appearance at Gonerfest 11 in Memphis. Not to mention upcoming shows in Boston, Columbus OH, and other Midwest dates to be announced! The Gizmos are happening! For the New York and Boston shows, the three original Gizmos will be assisted by Kenny Kaiser (guitar) who played with Kenne Highland in the Afrika Korps in 1977! Plus MJ Quirk (bass) and Matt Burns (drums) from the Kenne Highland Clan.
CRUISR “ALL OVER”
CRUISR’s new EP, All Over is available nationwide today. The EP is comprised of three songs and was produced and mixed by Andrew Maury (RAC, Panama Wedding, Ra Ra Riot). The EP’s title track cleverly allegorizes a love-hate relationship in the vessel of a sinewy pop song layered with contagious hooks and melodies. Listen to the title track here:
ELLE KING RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE “EX’S & OH’S”
Pop, blues, soul. & rock’n’roll singer/songwriter/guitarist/banjoist Elle King releases her brand new single “Ex’s & Oh’s” today, the first offering from her forthcoming debut album due out in early 2015 on RCA Records. “Ex’s & Oh’s” showcases her stunning voice and badass rock’n’roll grit. CLICK HERE to listen now to “Ex’s & Oh’s.”
YOU+ME RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BREAK THE CYCLE”
You+Me consists of Alecia Moore (P!nk) and Dallas Green (City And Colour) and is a passion project for the two. The artists met through Alecia’s husband Carey Hart and instantly felt a connection and wanted to work together. Alecia invited Dallas to Los Angeles to write a song or two and ended up writing 8 songs together in 1 week.
NICKELBACK TO RELEASE “NO FIXED ADDRESS” NOVEMBER 18 + “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?”
Globally celebrated, multi-platinum rock band NICKELBACK will unleash No Fixed Address, their eagerly awaited eighth full-length album and inaugural release for Republic Records on November 18, 2014.
Produced by NICKELBACK, the album’s stand out lead single “Edge Of A Revolution” is soaring up rock radio charts, becoming one of the band’s fastest rising singles. Fans can already purchase the first two singles “Edge Of A Revolution” and “What Are You Waiting For?”.
THE NEVER EVER “NIGHTLIFE” VIDEO
“Wild nights, street lights and a brunette”. Nightlife is a moment of clarity amidst the romantic chaos of the city.
Saturated drums and distorted bass guitar loops set the scene for pensive vocals, while gliding synths, competitive guitar leads and a thunderous sub-bass create an atmosphere of total immersion.
BLACK RAVEN SIGN RECORD DEAL
New metal outfit BLACK RAVEN inked a multi album deal with German based label DREAM RECORDS. The band is currently in the studio to record their yet untitled debut album for an early 2015 release. More details to be announced soon.
DREAM RECORDS label manager Axel stated: “I’m happy to have this high potential metal band in our roster and looking forward to work with them on the new album”.
PURO INSTINCT SHARE “6 OF SWORDS” VIA V MAGAZINE
Puro Instinct is a two-piece fantasy electro-pop sister-duo born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. In 2011, they released their debut album titled Headbangers In Ecstasy on Mexican Summer, an independent record label based out of Brooklyn, NY, and shortly after, released the album in Europe and the rest of the world via Record Makers. Following the release, the sisters toured North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan with artists like Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and John Maus.
MYSTERY PILLS PREMIERES “AGE OF ISOLATION” ON YVYNYL
Raj Dawson has spent the majority of his life in Rapid City, SD. In high school he starting hanging out in basements and playing loud music for fun, not profit because he was punk as fuck. For a few years he moved around the country and learned and forgot all kinds of important stuff like solid state physics and how to follow directions. He started recording as Mystery Pills in 2010 inside a bank vault in downtown Rapid City with a sampler, a guitar, and his lungs/mouth.
METALLICA ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY 2-DISC BLU-RAY
Metallica today announced they would release a ten-year anniversary 2-disc Blu-Ray of their long out of print, groundbreaking movie, METALLICA: Some Kind of Monster on November 24, 2014.
Originally released on July 9, 2004, METALLICA: Some Kind of Monster follows the band through three of the most turbulent years in their over three-decade long career, and gives viewers an incredibly raw and intimate look into the lives and psyches of the members of one of the most successful rock bands in music history as they battle their way through addiction, domestic life, backlash from their fans, and near-total disintegration during the making of their St. Anger album. The documentary, directed by the award-winning team of Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky (Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost 1-3), won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature.
MILLYZ FEAT JADAKISS
Millyz feat. Jadakiss “The Plug”:
THE LAST BISON ALBUM STREAM
After splitting from their previous major label, the songs that comprise VA reveal a rejuvenated band relishing in their newfound freedom, expanding their style by harvesting a more dynamic, anthemic sound, and returning to their independent roots.