JOEL MICHAEL HOWARD’S “PETE AND MARY” PREMIERED ON STEREOGUM
Joel Michael Howard has made several records with a multitude of groups. After years of touring, Howard decided to record his first solo album. He returned home to New York City and gathered a group of musicians to back him in the studio. After a one-night rehearsal, the band orchestrated 10 love songs. These songs were recorded over the next week and are currently in the final stages of mixing.
KASIM SULTON RELEASES NEW ALBUM “3” OCTOBER 28
It’s no coincidence that “Clocks All Stopped,” the leadoff single from the virtuosic multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kasim Sulton’s new album 3, sounds uncannily like a lost track from Utopia, Todd Rundgren’s legendary band from the ’70s and ’80s. Sulton was a core member of Utopia for many years and, for this great new track from his third solo album, he invited Todd and the band’s keyboardist Roger Powell to help recreate that fondly remembered band’s sound.
MICHAEL SACKLER-BERNER’S NEW VIDEO “SHE LOVES LOVE”
Fans of acoustic pop across the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of nascent singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner’s brand new video for “She Loves Love” on Popdose. Appropriately titled, the footage for the “She Loves Love” video was shot in Paris by Sackler-Berner himself on his recent honeymoon and features lovers and the beautiful scenery of the City Of Light.
MYSTERIES REVEAL “AUTHENTICITY MACHINE” PREMIERED VIA NOISEY
Mysteries is revealing “Authenticity Machine,” the new single from the anonymous trio’s upcoming full-length New Age Music Is Here, due October 28, 2014 via Felte. The track premiered via Noisey, who noted that the track is “moodily obtuse: drum sticks clatter, doomy synths rumble-almost on a trip-hop tip-while the singer’s languorously paced, velvety tones contain the warmth and depth of Elbow’s Guy Garvey.”
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND FALL GUIDE
Consequence of Sound loves the fall season as much as you do. To celebrate, they’ve published their own guide to the season’s most anticipated albums, tours, and films.
Listeners can look forward to hearing new releases by Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, TV on the Radio, Run the Jewels, Taylor Swift, and many more. Concertgoers will want to hit the road for new tours by Beach House, Flying Lotus, Lorde, and Caribou. While new films by Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson, and David Fincher will have filmgoers visiting cinemas each weekend.
NEW EP BY MIC AUDIO
Mic Audio of the Stereo Boyz releases his EP “Hometown Advantage”, a collaborative effort with Chicago producer Matcy P. Mic Audio, who was born in Chicago and now resides in Detroit teamed up with Matcy P to create a classic Hip Hop project, with a perfect fusion of Chicago and Detroit sound.
MACY GRAY’S NEW ALBUM “THE WAY” STREAMING
With her North American tour underway, multi-award winning Macy Gray has partnered with Billboard Magazine for an exclusive stream of her highly anticipated forthcoming album “The Way” set for release on October 7th, 2014.
ECHOSMITH NAMED VH1 “YOU OUGHTA KNOW” ARTIST FOR OCTOBER
Alt-pop breakout Echosmith has been named an official VH1 “You Oughta Know” Artist for the month of October. Since its launch in 2005, VH1’s “You Oughta Know” franchise has introduced promising new artists on the rise and served as a barometer for what and who’s hot in music today. Many “You Oughta Know” artists have gone on to win industry awards and accolades including “Best New Artist” Grammy Awards and nominations. This highly acclaimed franchise has helped break artists such as Adele, Sam Smith, Lorde, and many more.
ODESSA DEBUTS “I WILL BE THERE” MUSIC VIDEO ON VEVO
Today, ODESSA reveals the music video for her buzzing single “I Will Be There” on VEVO. You can watch the clip at this link right now! The single entered the Top 25 Alternative Rock Singles today.
In the video, the California songbird brings “I Will Be There” to life vividly on screen. It’s a smoky cinematic piece that mirrors the track’s palpable emotion and undeniable spirit within the performance. The visuals itself evoke hazy film noir but with a striking hushed color palette. It’s truly one-of-a-kind.
FEEL’S LIKE HOME LYRIC VIDEO
Boston’s Feels Like Home are premiering a lyric video for the track “Send Me Off” here. The track appears on theirnew EP ‘Take On Anything’ which will be out on October 7 via Autumn + Colour. Now available for pre-order on iTunes.
STRAY BULLETS (DYING SCENE RECORDS) STREAMS “PARALLELS”
DYING SCENE RECORDS’ latest signing, STRAY BULLETS, have premiered a brand new track titled “Campesino Blood” off their upcoming album “Ghost Town Rockers” over at ForTheLoveOfPunk. You can stream it and read a short essay from singer Jon Cauztik about the song’s inspiration right here.
PETER MOREN EP STREAM
Chances are Peter Morén’s (Peter Bjorn and John) two Swedish-language albums kinda flew under your radar. (Guilty as charged.) Well, Morén is in the process of making it up to us non-Swedophones. Last year, he released an EP called Broken Swenglish Vol. 1, that featured cuts from his two albums, I spåren av tåren and Pyramiden, rerecorded in English. On Oct 7 he’ll continue the trend by releasing—you guessed it— Broken Swenglish Vol. 2. It’s a driving collection of rock songs with some serious heart.
HUNDRED WATERS LISTEN TO “DOWN FROM THE RAFTERS (THE FIELD REMIX)”
Hundred Waters have announced the impending release of Down From the Rafters, a new EP comprised of remixes of the namesake song, a focus track from 2014’s acclaimed The Moon Rang Like a Bell full length. The EP arrives at digital retailers and streaming platforms on October 16th via OWSLA, ahead of this the band has shared a remix by the immensely acclaimed Swedish atmospheric electronic producer The Field (check at the link above).
GUITAR CENTER AND CONVERSE ANNOUNCE 2ND ANNUAL ‘GET OUT OF THE GARAGE’
Today, Guitar Center and Converse Inc. announce the launch of the second annual Get Out of the Garage artist discovery program offering emerging musicians the chance to launch their career and attain national recognition. At stake is a prize package offering a chance to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which airs weeknights at 10:35 |11:35 CT pm ABC, studio time at the state-of-the-art Converse Rubber Tracks Recording studio in Brooklyn, new gear, $25,000 cash and more.
THE AMSTERDAM RED LIGHT DISTRICT NEW SINGLE
Lyon, France’s THE AMSTERDAM RED LIGHT DISTRICT (aka TARLD) will release their brand new record, Gone For A While, on November 26th via Red-Light Records. Today, the band announces their full album pre-order in addition to releasing a brand new track, ‘Time Flies’, exclusively via Revolver Magazine! Make sure to pre-order your copy of Gone For A While here via iTunes, and listen to the new track here:
THE SHIVAS “RIDE ON”
Portland band The Shivas will release their fourth LP, You Know What To Do, on October 28th via K and on cassette via Burger Records. Recorded at K’s Dub Narcotic Studio and mixed by Calvin Johnson, it features the band’s mix of surf-pop, garage-rock, and early ’60s-style rock ‘n’ roll. You can now stream album track “Ride On”– a jangly, reverb-soaked jam– where it premiered with Guitar World.
FIRST SIXX:A.M. LIVE PERFORMANCE IN 5 YEARS FOR IHEARTRADIO LIVE TO BE STREAMED ON AXS.COM
James Michael (vocalist, noted producer/songwriter), DJ Ashba (guitarist, also with Guns N’ Roses) and Nikki Sixx (bassist, also with Mötley Crüe), collectively known as SIXX:A.M., will release their third album MODERN VINTAGE on October 7th. Their previous two albums, THE HEROIN DIARIES and THIS IS GONNA HURT – both of which were accompanied by books of the same name – have sold over 600,000 copies and spawned 2 number one radio singles, “Life Is Beautiful” and “This Is Gonna Hurt”.
Fans all over the world can check out the group’s first show in 5 years for iHeartRadio Live at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, October 7th from 7:00 – 8:00 PM PST online streaming live via Axs.com.
ISLAND OF SKYLINES ACOUSTIC
European post-hardcore outfit Island Of Skylines has released their new track, entitled “The New Sunrise.” The acoustic track is expected to be on a mini acoustic album to be released at a later date. Until then, the song may be purchased on Imminence Records’ Bandcamp exclusively.
TONY BENNETT AND LADY GAGA’S CHEEK TO CHEEK AT NO. 1 ON THE BILLBOARD 200
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s widely acclaimed jazz album, Cheek To Cheek, debuted at no. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 Album and hits #1 on the Jazz Album and Traditional Jazz Album Charts. Released September 23rd on Streamline/Columbia/Interscope Records, Cheek To Cheek has received extensive widespread critical praise around the world, including such leading publications as USA TODAY (“an epic musical mashup”), ROLLING STONE (“Gaga has real chemistry with Bennett”), PEOPLE (“An unlikely pairing results in beautiful music on this album of jazz standards. [Gaga] is a revelation.”), THE TIMES OF LONDON (“crooning nirvana”) and the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES (“A musical match made in jazz/standards heaven.”)
BIG UPS SHARE NEW SONG “RASH”
Big Ups are pleased to announce their latest release in the form of a split 7″ with friends and fellow Brooklyn-based rock enthusiasts Washer. The split will see release on the burgeoning-can-do-no-wrong imprint Exploding In Sound (in conjunction with Big Ups’ own ECB&B label) this November 18th. You can stream and share the first Big Ups track “Rash” on Soundcloud right here.
LITTLE ENVY MAKES DEBUT WITH “COLOUR”
San Fransisco Bay Area duo Little Envy has released a new song, “Colour,” exclusively via Alternative Press. The song is the debut release from the band’s forthcoming self-titled, full – length album, which is out December 2, 2014 and available for pre-order now via http://littleenvy.merchnow.com. Fans can also download “Colour” instantly when the album is pre-ordered though iTunes via http://smarturl.it/littleenvy-album.
MYSTERIES NEW SINGLE
Here is a new track from Mysteries called “Authenticity Machine” off their debut album New Age Music is Here, due Oct 28 via Felte. It’s one of the most brooding tracks off the record, but somehow also a total dark horse of an ear worm. The syncopated, non-lyrical vocal harmonies throughout the chorus are oddly infectious.
SEYFFERT “TRUST YOUR SENSES”
Electronic duo Oh, Be Clever slow things down with the premiere of their new heartfelt ballad “My Chest.” Their latest release shows the softer side of the duo, with sincere and brutally honest lyrics about love and emotion. “My Chest” is now premiering on music blog Audio Femme and is streaming on Oh, Be Clever’s Soundcloud.
TIARA THOMAS SETS IT OFF IN HER NEW VIDEO FOR “ONE NIGHT”
New video by Tiara Thomas:
INHERIT THE STARS STREAM NEW EP TRACK
Offering a mere taste of things to come from their forthcoming EP, Sheffield’s (UK) alternative/metal-core outfit ‘Inherit The Stars’ announce the arrival of a you-tube stream for their track ‘On Our Own’.
STRANGER DAY “BORN BAD”
Charlotte, North Carolina emcee Shane Coble a.k.a. Stranger Day presents the Shamus Coney-directed music video for his new single “Born Bad”. The beat is produced by Joel Khouri, who handles the majority of production on Graves, Stranger’s forthcoming album set to feature Lotta, Elevator Jay, Reese, Terrence Richard (Junior Astronomers), Jams F. Kennedy, Ally Hoffmann, Ducko McFli, Justin Aswell (Mr. Invisible), Little Bull Lee, Lotta, Elevator Jay, Travis Phillips (Modern Primitives), Scott Weaver, Mykal Star & Alex Kastanas.
WILD LEAVES RELEASE “OPEN SKY” VIDEO
“Hello Sunlight” is the newest release from Brooklyn Psych-Folk band, Wild Leaves. This collection of four songs is a follow-up to last year’s debut, “Wind & Rain,” an EP described as ”Illustrious (Obscure Sound)” and “wonderfully mellow and beautifully harmonized (Vivid Lagoon)”. Here, the band’s characteristic sun-drenched harmonies and kaleidoscopic guitar lines take center stage, ringing out with a sense of urgency that reverberates across the American landscape.
GRIMACE LOVE NEW ALBUM
After much anticipation Scarborough veteran emcee/lyricist and ‘Mighty’ Monolith member Grimace Love releases his sophomore solo album entitled, “STRENGTH” on iTunes and Bandcamp via Whole Wheat Brothers Music.