NEW ALBUM BY GHOSTRAIN
Ghostrain’s album, “Eulogy for the Living” is their second and first on the Backyard Records label. Ghostrain formed in the late 80’s and for two years toured across the southeast in a beat up Ford van. In 1989 Ghostrain recorded a six song demo at John Keane’s studio in Athens, GA famous for recording REM, Widespread Panic, and Cowboy Junkies. In 2011, thanks to social media Ghostrain reconnected. Original members, John King and Glen Madison discovered they happened to live 5 minutes apart and decided to reform Ghostrain with Loren Haefer on bass and Ed Mascali on drums. Later that year they recorded and released their first full length album titled “Ghostrain” and began playing live in the Atlanta area and soon developed a small but loyal following.
GOTHAM GREEN “CROSS ISLAND EXPRESSWAY”
NY rapper Gotham Green presents “Cross Island Expressway”, his new single featuring guest appearances from Kool G. Rap & Nature. The track is produced by Lauryn Hill/Nas/Lil Wayne/Talib Kweli/Bun collaborators K-Salaam & Beatnick, and is the new single from Child Of An Immigrant, his forthcoming album also featuring Jojo Pellegrino, Wax, Marika, Jes Hudak and Hit Skrewface as well as production from Quickie Mart, Josh The Goon, Blessed By The Beats, DJ Hush, Rob Viktum and Twigg.
RITA COOLIDGE: SIGNS BOOK DEAL WITH HARPER COLLINS
Music icon Rita Coolidge has signed with Harper Collins for a 2015 book release that will offer readers an intimate and fascinating journey into her personal story of survival as well as her professional emergence as an influential force amid the iconic music and musicians that built the foundation of the 60’s-70’s pop/rock universe in American culture.
Rita Coolidge signs book deal w/ @HarperCollins
VIMEO ORIGINAL SERIES ‘HIGH MAINTENANCE’
Vimeo announced today that it’s set to premiere a new round of episodes of married couple Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair’s heralded series High Maintenance on November 11th, 2014. Three new episodes will be available on the 11th, followed by another set of three in early 2015.
The series marks Vimeo’s first foray into original programming with the six episodes launching exclusively on Vimeo On Demand. High Maintenance previously released thirteen episodes, to the acclaim of The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, The New York Observer and Entertainment Weekly, among others.
MADI DIAZ’S EXCLUSIVELY STREAMING ON KCRW.COM
“Rarely has an album about being knocked down by life sounded so attractively catchy…Glossy production nicely shapes Diaz’ dance-music flecked songs, which throb with subterranean bass lines, ear-tickling refrains and her own genuine, no-frills vocals…a statement record that declares [Madi] as an artist of note.” — KCRW
ART DEPARTMENT NEW ALBUM TRAILER
Art Department, one of electronic music’s most recognizable dance outfits announce the release of their eagerly awaited second studio album, “Natural Selection”, releasing through No.19 Music this November.
FRENCH FOR RABBITS SHARE “HARD LUCK STORIES”
French For Rabbits are thrilled to be sharing another track from their forthcoming debut LP today. You can stream and share “Hard Luck Stories” directly on Soundcloud right here. Spirits will see release on the venerable Lefse imprint this October 28th. Much like their previous “Goat” 7″ released earlier this year, the bare production of “Hard Luck Stories” reveals a weather-worn, rustic, and folk-tinged embrace of minimalist dream-pop. Delicately somber musical passages weave in and out of Brooke Singer’s fragile delivery, her voice floating hauntingly throughout the music. The band is currently solidifying plans to tour North America, but in the meantime, listeners in Europe will have ample opportunity to see them play.
NEW VIDEO BY MERCY BEAT
The Mercy Beat’s explosive new video for “An Act of Mercy” has got all the VHS tracking lines and heavy saturation you miss from the early ’90s… and that 60’s inspired electro-pop vibe foundation underneath Sam Endicott’s soul-falsetto. It’s the perfect equation of 60’s + 90’s = 2014… all in one great song/video.
EMPTY MOON DEBUT “75 DEGREES” VIDEO
Oakland-based indie-folk outfit Empty Moon is pleased to debut the video for their latest single”75 Degrees.” Their debut album, The Shark, will be available November 4, 2014 via High Dive Records. “I wanted the video for “75 Degrees” to be an introduction to my new project and new surroundings,” explains Brendan Hangauer (AKA Empty Moon). “It was all shot in and around my new home in Oakland as well as during the recording sessions of The Shark in San Francisco. I directed, shot, and edited the video for a photography class I took at a community college in Lake Merritt months after moving to Northern California.”
TELEMAN “MAINLINE” VIDEO PREMIERE ON BROOKLYN VEGAN
Teleman’s run of US dates begins tomorrow at the Mercury Lounge in New York, NY. Following a Brooklyn show at Glasslands on Friday, September 26th, the band will travel to Los Angeles for two additional shows: on September 29th at Bardot for School Night and on September 30th at the Bootleg Bar.
SWEDISH BLOG DEBUTS LIKE SWIMMING’S “DANCE ANYWAY I PLEASE”
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THE DEAD DAISIES SET SAIL THIS FALL JOINING THE KISS KRUISE
Classic rock supergroup, The Dead Daisies, are preparing for their first live performance on the high seas, joining the KISS Kruise IV this fall for the annual fan getaway, announced today. The Kiss Kruise is set to sail on the Norwegian Pearl from Miami, Florida, on Halloween, Friday, October 31, travel to Great Stirrrup Cay and Nassau, Bahamas, returning on Tuesday, November 4. The 4-day celebration of music includes performances by KISS, Cheap Trick, Robin Zander, Pat Travers Band, The Dead Daisies and more.
WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY SHARE LATEST SINGLE “DOLCE FAR NIETE”
International Brooklyn-based World / Inferno Friendship Society is pleased to share “Dolce Far Niente” the latest single from their upcoming “This Packed Funeral” LP release, available on November 11, 2014, on the famous Alternative Tentacles California-based label.
JOE SATRIANI PERFORMS ON ACCLAIMED MUSIC SERIES FRONT AND CENTER
Joe Satriani performed an exclusive 99th birthday commemorative concert for celebrated guitar pioneer Les Paul on June 9, 2014. The special show was filmed for the new season of public television’s acclaimed music series Front and Center. Satriani’s performance will begin airing on October 21st.
Check local listings for specific air dates and times in each market and for a sneak peek at Joe’s episode, click here:
ROYCE DA 5’9″AND DJ PREMIER CREATE PRHYME
On Monday 9-15-2014 an ambiguous video showcasing DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ visiting Adrian Younge’s record store was leaked and in it, a small clip of what sounded like a new DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ track resonated and Royce brought the trailer to a close with the following lyric “This is for the real hip-hop niggas who would never ever, ever ask me am I here to replace Guru.”
Immediately, the discussions and debate began—what are Preemo and Royce cooking up? Are they working on a joint project together? Why is Adrian Younge also in the video?
THE STRAY BIRDS PREMIERE “BEST MEDICINE” VIDEO ON CMT EDGE
Today, CMT Edge premiered the video for “Best Medicine,” the title track from The Stray Birds second full-length album set for October 21 release on Yep Roc Records.
NEW VIDEO BY SINARO
Brazilian-born guitarist GUS SINARO is fast establishing himself as a worthy warrior in the world of heavy metal. After founding and fronting the successful metallic thrash act Symphony of Malice, SINARO is about to take on the heavy music world with his own eponymous project.
ERIC BELLINGER RELEASES NEW SONG “WEDNESDAY”
September 24, 2014 – Award-winning singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger is set to release his mixtape, Choose Up Season, featuring all new music on October 1st. Today, he releases a freestyle ‘Wednesday’ that pulls from the bubbling anthem “Club Goin Up On a Tuesday” by iLoveMakonnen.
IMANOS RELEASES OFFICIAL “BANG BANG” REMIX
“[Imanos] transforms the Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj earworm into a meaty house anthem with lashings of trap to keep things interesting.” – Idolator.com
CANON VIDEO “TRIPPEN”
Music video for the lead single off “Loose Canon Vol. 2” releasing October 7th, 2014 via Reflection Music Group.
GLOBAL ROCK SUMMIT 2015 RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES
After a highly successful delivery this past April, the Global Rock Summit will return to Los Angeles on April 24 – 25, 2015 to bring together all aspects of the multi-billion dollar rock music industry.
As the U.S. and international rock industry and consumer markets show strong signs of expansion, the Global Rock Summit, its inspiring speakers, as well as the team at A&R Worldwide who have decades of experience and relationships within the international rock industry and culture will deliver a forum where insight, creativity, networking and commerce can be inspired and shared with all in attendance.
RAEKO REMIXES SIR SLY
RAEKO remix of SIR SLY’s title track and first single, “You Haunt Me” available now HERE. Their full length debut album is available now on Cherrytree / Interscope Records.
SIR SLY is currently on a national headline tour with label mates WOLF GANG. Their month long “Cherrytree Presents” tour wraps this Monday, September 29 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
JOHN DOE NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, John Doe aka JBurg was influenced by all genres of music from Johnny Cash (RIP) to Boosty Collins. He began writing poetry and spoken word in the early 80’s and transitioned to writing rap in the early 90’s. “I fell in love with the strong vocal delivery and animation of hip hop/rap music.”-j.d
SCAR SYMMETRY NEW LYRIC VIDEO
Swedish Melodic Death Metallers SCAR SYMMETRY will release their new album The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) and successor to 2011’s highly acclaimed masterpiece The Unseen Empire on October 03 (EU), October 06 (UK & France) and October 14 (US) 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) is the first part of a trilogy of releases.
BREACH DROPS NEW SINGLE
2013 proved to be a pretty monumental year for the chart-storming Breach aka Ben Westbeech, heralding the release of one of the most infectious songs of the summer in the form of his dancefloor behemoth ‘Jack’ and seeing him follow that success with yet another UK top 10 hit in ‘Everything You Never Had (You Had It All)’, featuring the honeyed vocals of Flying Lotus and Bonobo collaborator Andreya Triana.
PAUL BAILEY IS ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Paul Bailey never thought he’d be able to build a musical career for himself. Growing up as a black kid in Canada with “big dreams, but no support or encouragement” didn’t exactly provide young Paul much opportunity as an emerging artist. But today, Paul is a living example that hard work, dedication and talent can really pay off.
BRUSE WANE “HERCULES”
A native of the Bronxdale Houses Projects in the Soundview section of the Bronx, Bruse founded Wane Enterprises in 2001, hosting events featuring Styles P, Papoose, N.O.R.E, Buckshot and Remy Ma. “I got the track and I felt the energy immediately, so I went in,” Bruse says. “I wanted to make sure that when people heard this they felt that same intensity. I’m sending a clear-cut message to the whole industry on this one, from the top of the totem pole down. Straight up. I’m not playing when it comes to laying these bars. I’m shooting for the best album of 2015.”
NEIL YOUNG RELEASES NEW SONG “WHO’S GONNA STAND UP?”
As previously reported, Neil Young has released a brand new studio recording titled, “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?,” via NeilYoung.com.
BROOKLYN QUARTET ICEWATER EP PREMIERING ON ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Brooklyn four-piece Icewater was formed in 2010 by Michael Rosen, Malcolm Perkins and Grant Martin. Martin had just moved to New York from San Francisco, bringing with him the desire to start a band, and for that band to be called Icewater. The three friends started out in Rosen’s bedroom – two acoustic guitars, a signature Wurlitzer, and a handful of original country songs.