ISRAEL NASH FEATURED AS A NPR “WORLD CAFÉ NEXT” ARTIST
Israel Nash, whose new record Rain Plans (out now via Loose/Thirty Tigers) is receiving widespread critical praise, has been chosen as a NPR “World Café Next” artist. Read the piece here featuring the album’s title track and “Woman at the Well.”
NEW SINGLE BY SARIAH
“Aware, Alive, Awake,” the new single from sultry New York City pop singer Sariah is the first track from Sariah’s new EP Queen Of Hearts, coming October 21st. With a Whitney Houston-inspired knack for writing infectious love songs, Sariah burst upon the national scene in 2013 when her debut single “Deep N Luv” climbed onto the Billboard Top 20 charts. Sariah teamed with Sam Tsui earlier this year to cover Pharrell’s “Happy,” resulting in 1.4+ million views of the cover. The Young Presidents produced “Aware, Alive, Awake,” while Tsui and Ru Samath (Beyonce, Flo Rida, Ke$ha) produced the rest of Queen of Hearts.
JOEYG. RELEASES “ZOOTED” DARK HOUSE REMIX
Today the Brooklyn-based artist, JOEYG. releases the Dark House Remix for his latest single “Zooted”. The EDM inspired track is produced by The HUMANAUT’s in-house producer FrankeL (Finally, FYPM, Pockets on Guerillas). The electro-house beat mixed with the wild house-rattling bass will be sure leave every music fan desiring more.
LEO STANNARD REVEALS FINAL EP TRACK
Stannard’s early demos first began to take shape in the solitude of Ragdale, a small village just outside Leicester. In the years to come, juggling his education with his burgeoning music career, Leo slowly but surely began to hone his craft and become the artist that he is today.
THE ROOKS “SECRETS”
NYC-based indie soul/R&B band, The Rooks, released new single “Secrets” Friday, September 26th on Okay Player. “Secrets” is the first single off the band’s upcoming Wires EP, to be released later this fall.
Milán is the moniker of Brooklyn-based musician Maria Neckam. She was born and raised in Vienna before relocating to Amsterdam, and finally settling in Brooklyn. Her debut Milán EP was recorded and produced by both Jim Orso (Holy Ghost!) and Michael Perez-Cisneros, resulting in an EP that’s full of languid melodies and intricate vocal detours. Led by Neckam and her crystalline voice, the songs that form the basis of her EP bring in sounds from many different genres, all swirled together in a hazy wash of colors and unpredictable rhythmic impressions.
HOME FREE TO RELEASE NEW CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Home Free, winners of Season four of NBC’s The Sing Off, are bringing their uplifting and inventive vocal style to Christmas – unveiling a new holiday album titled Full Of Cheer, that will be released on Columbia Records on October 27, 2014. The album is available for pre-order beginning today here.
Among the most popular groups of the television singing competition, Home Free delivers a captivating Christmas collection uniquely crafted to capture their indomitable acapella style. Full Of Cheer is filled with spirited, restorative renditions of contemporary and traditional Holiday classics to warm the heart. Fans who pre-order the album will receive the instant grat track “White Christmas,” rendered with the talented quintet’s trademark flawless arrangements. A deluxe edition of the album will also be extended to fans, with three more tracks made available for download via digital service providers – fitting additions to every perennial collection.
THREE DAYS GRACE TODAY RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE “I AM MACHINE”
Canadian rockers Three Days Grace releases today their brand new single entitled” I Am Machine,” their follow up to “Painkiller,” the band’s record-holding 12th #1 single at Active Rock Radio.
MYSTERY SKULLS ALBUM TEASER
Mastermind electronic artist, producer and singer, Mystery Skulls AKA Luis Dubuc, will release his debut album Forever on October 27th via Warner Bros. Records. Hailing from Dallas by way of South America, Mystery Skulls creates insatiable pop anthems, which blend hints of 70s and 80s pop and dance music with futuristic elements. The talented and heavily tatted wunderkind has already captured the attention of legendary figures such as Nile Rodgers and Brandy, who are both featured on the album.
CHROMEO RELEASES 6 MINUTE MINI-MOVIE FOR “OLD 45’S”
Dave 1 and P-Thugg of Chromeo have partnered with purveyors of fine taste and hub for all things cool, SSENSE, for a six minute mini-movie of “Old 45’s” off their White Women LP, out now on Big Beat / Atlantic. The video, directed by Dugan O’Neal, is the third chapter in the three-way marriage saga that began with the White Women album trailer and featured prominently in the video for their hit song “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”.
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GRIZFOLK JOINS BASTILLE ON FIRST LEG OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Grizfolk has been handpicked by alternative rock chart-toppers Bastille to open on the October dates of its fall North American tour. The run kicks off on October 7 at Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA and includes a two-night stand at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall – October 9, which is sold out, and October 10 – plus a concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago (October 21). The band will also support Bastille on the tour’s final two nights – November 20 at Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall and November 21 at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA. Grizfolk is getting revved up for the extensive outing with a fresh round of college dates. The cross-country run has already taken the band to the USC School of Music, Dartmouth and Carnegie Mellon and will feature a variety of opening acts along the way, including Misterwives, Oh Honey and RDGLDGRN.
STREAM MINUS THE BEAR’S LOST LOVES IN FULL VIA PITCHFORK ADVANCE
Minus The Bear will release their forthcoming full-length Lost Loves on October 7th via Dangerbird Records, but the album is available to stream in full one week early via Pitchfork Advance. The Seattle, WA five-piece will embark upon an intimate club tour later this month in support of the new release as well as the 10th anniversary re-release of their fan favorite EP, They Make Beer Commercials Like This.
JOHNNY MARR STREAMS ENTIRE NEW ALBUM ‘PLAYLAND’
Beginning today, legendary guitarist Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths) has given fans a first listen of ‘Playland’ in its entirety, exclusively on Spotify. Fans can enjoy all 11 tracks, including the album’s lead single “Easy Money,” which Rolling Stone describes as having “…throbbing bass, funky guitar and a catchy melody to mask lyrics about the downfalls of greed.”
MOON BOUNCE “ECHO BACK”
Today marks the release of ‘Fool / Echo Back’, the new double A-side single from Philadelphia-based warped producer Corey Regensburg aka Moon Bounce available exclusively from Grind Select, a new label Regensburg and manager/friend Jeremy Garber formed earlier this year.
THE CABANA KIDS NEW SINGLE
New York based THE CABANA KIDS have just launched their second single, “Oh Lorelei,” via My Old Kentucky Blog. The Brooklyn sextet is set to release their highly anticipated debut EP, The Birds & The Bees on October 7, via Small Plates Records.
MOORS’ SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP OUT OCTOBER 28 + VIDEO
Rising duo MOORS are set to release their debut, self-titled EP October 28 on Haven Sounds, a new emerging record label based in Los Angeles and Toronto. The EP features four original tracks alongside a remix of “Asphyxiated” from The Postal Service’s Dntel and “Gas” remixed by Daedelus. Watch the video for “Asphyxiated” here.
GUITARWORLD.COM PREMIERES THE MOJO GURUS “BANDITO”
Fans of Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone, Lee Van Cleef and Spaghetti Western cinema will want to check out the new video from The Mojo Gurus, “Bandito” which premiered today on GuitarWorld.com.
Tampa’s The Mojo Gurus are “the perfect fit for a Quentin Tarantino movie!” And who are we to argue? Take a peek here:
ANTHONY HAMILTON TO RELEASE HIS FIRST EVER CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Grammy® Award winner Anthony Hamilton will release his first ever Christmas album, “Home For The Holidays” on October 21, 2014 via RCA Records. The holiday themed LP will include six original tracks including, “Spend Christmas With You,” “Coming Home” and “‘Tis The Season”. The 14-track album will also feature appearances from Grammy® Award winner Chaka Khan, Grammy® nominated Gavin DeGraw and singer-songwriter maven ZZ Ward.
NJ ZOMBIE WALK
This weekend’s 7th annual New Jersey Zombie Walk takes on a great matter – Grey Matter, that is – with their current focus on spreading awareness of brain cancer. Last year, the Zombie Walk gathered roughly 9,500 zombies, reclaiming the Guinness World Record, and this year the walk aims to gather even more zombies while raising awareness for a good cause. Read further for more information on how they are saving your braaaaiinnsss…
Show up early! The festivities begin at 10:00AM on October 4th, with the actual walk starting at 4:00PM. Zombies will gather on the Asbury Park Boardwalk in full costume. They will begin lurching down the Boardwalk, towards the Carousel House. From there, they will turn and head up Cookman Avenue, shambling towards the Downtown and Press Plaza. At 6:00PM, the main stage events and Zombie Street Fair begin!
ETNIK “UNCLASSIFIED” FEAT. MYKKI BLANCO
German techno wunderkind Etnik has announced his Unclassified EP, set for release via OWSLA / Bitclap on October 20th. Last year’s Neon Daze EP helped to established his unique brand of minimal techno, a sound that he continues to perfect on Unclassified. His focus on the bare essentials creates a rare elegance that infamously got him signed to Warner Music after his first DJ gig. “I’m an absolute perfectionist, constantly seeking the optimum,” he explains.
LYSSI FEAT E-40
California singer and actress Alycia Bellamy aka Lyssi debuts a new song “F*ck Boy” featuring West Coast rapper E-40. The Jeremy Jay-J produced track is available on iTunes now.
“It’s just a fun record. I know girls can relate because f*ck boys are everywhere and I feel they have to chill,” says Lyssi. “I’m just trying to bring some awareness.”
SINGAPORE KANE NEW SINGLE
Singapore Kane is a Boston, MA native heavily influenced by the world around him. At a young age Sing began writing poetry about his life growing up poor but happy, witnessing police brutality and the struggles of the streets. Being of Jamaican descent Sing found himself rapping over reggae beats before finding hip hop, but that later helped define his style as he got older; with the Jamaican American Influence.
FRANK SINATRA GOLF TOURNEY
The 27th Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, February 19-21, 2015, is presented by Starkey Hearing Technologies and Hosted by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will be held at Eagle Falls Golf Course at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Barbara Sinatra is the gracious hostess along with her longtime friend, Robert Wagner, for the popular two-day, celebrity-amateur golf tournament. The event is dedicated to the memory and music of Frank Sinatra.
Along with the celebrity golf event there will be three nights of parties, entertainment and a luncheon and fashion show. “The Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational is designed to be a fun event with spectacular celebrity participation, entertainment and parties dedicated to supporting the vital efforts set forth by Barbara and Frank Sinatra for the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children,” said Mary Martin, Tournament Director. “We are excited to have Robert Wagner co-hosting this year alongside Barbara Sinatra.”
LINCOLN JESSER RELEASES “WICKED SON” MUSIC VIDEO
Lincoln Jesser’s debut, full-length album, ‘Modern Color’ was released last week and he has now debuted the music video for “Wicked Son” – one of the featured tracks off the album. ‘Modern Color’ features nine feel-good, electronic pop tracks with “Wicked Son” being the first track to have an accompanying music video from the album.
LOS STRAITJACKETS ON BILLBOARD
There’s been an instrumental-shaped hole in the Top 20 pop charts for 15 years now. Given the present era’s enduring instro-drought, one must flex the memory muscle a bit to recall a time when instrumentals were a fixture. Los Straitjackets are here to help remedy that. As the world’s number one instrumental combo team, they’ve joined up with roots-music legend Deke Dickerson for their newest album Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits! Available on October 7th via Yep Roc Records, the new LP features a collection of famous instrumental hits with their lost original lyrics. Earlier today, Billboard unveiled the full album stream a week before its release.
WATCH “WEIRD ONE” ON RELIX.COM
The hook-heavy rock band Buffalo Killers officially announced that the release date of their new record Fireball of Sulk will be 11/24. The group gave their fans an “early bird” special last week, notifying each one by email that the record was available for pre-order. Today, they partner with Relix.com for the official announcement and to premiere the music video for their song “Weird One.”
ERIC HUTCHINSON’S Almost Solo in NYC PREMIERES ON PANDORA.COM
Pandora.com is hosting the exclusive premiere of Eric Hutchinson’s Almost Solo in NYC. Fans can stream the 13-track live album HERE. The premiere of Hutchinson’s recent studio album, Pure Fiction, was the #1 Pandora premiere of all time. Almost Solo in NYC, which was available to fans for a limited time in 2013, will be released digitally on October 7 due to popular demand.
JOSH JACOBS “NEW DAY” VIDEO
Josh Jacobs (formerly known as J.KIDD) is an East New York hip hop artist wholeheartedly committed to his music since the young age of 9. Born in Brooklyn to puerto rican parents, Josh Jacobs was exposed to the 90’s strong hip-hop culture. At the age of 14 his father introduced him to the legendary DJ PF Cuttin,Felix Rovira, who would then work closely with Josh to host 2 of his mixtapes: The New Kidd on the Block Vol. 1 & 2. DJ PF Cuttin would also introduce him to other artists like Masta Killa (former Wu Tang member), Lil Dap (Former Group home member), Labba (Former Violator Member), Respect tha god and Afu Ra (former Perverted Monks Members) Blahzay Blahzay, Sean Price and more.
EXQUISITE CORPS DEBUTS TRACKS OFF OF UPCOMING ALBUM
On the heels of their first release, the band took a grassroots approach to touring. Consistent travel up and down the West Coast landed them in great venues such as Bottom of the Hill (SF), House of Blues Sunset Strip (LA), Hotel Cafe (LA), and even selling out alternative venues like Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum Auditorium. Support slots for !!! (chk chk chk) and Sub Pop’s Helio Sequence gave way to performances at such festivals as Lightning in a Bottle and Launch Fest sharing the bill with Blonde Redhead, Imagine Dragons, Moby, Phantogram, and Little Dragon.
BRONTE “US VS THEM”
Liam McAlary aka Bronte is a singer songwriter from Sydney. He emphasises the importance of lyrics and the ability to tell a story. In 2014 Bronte released his debut EP ‘The Bitter Sea’ and received airplay on various community radio stations in Australia. The five track EP focuses on topics including asylum seekers, mental illness, photographs and love.
‘Us Vs Them’ was recorded at Hercules St Studios in Surry Hills. The track was engineered and produced by Ryan Mlller & Matt O’Connor.
JOHN & JACOB NEW ALBUM STREAM
Paste Magazine is now streaming John & Jacob. Listen to the album here and check out fan favorite’s “Ride With Me,” “Be My Girl,” “Give It Away” and “Guilty Face.”