NEW VIDEO BY ROADKILL CHOIR
Florida-based band Roadkill Ghost Choir have a new music video for their song “Slow Knife,” which premiered on Stereogum yesterday. Lead singer Andrew Shepard commented on the filming process and final product: “I sat in a bathtub full of black liquid for 5 hours so you can enjoy this 4 minute video. I do these things because I care about you.” The video was directed by Justin Hayward and shot in Chicago. Watch the video for “Slow Knife” below.
The band have also announced additional tour dates for the last few months of 2014, including dates added in December on the west coast.
NEW SINGLE CERDAFIED
Oy Boyz Records artist Cerdafied releases his new single “Nothing N Common” featuring Oneway Boobe. On October 29th look out for Cerdafied’s new mixtape available exclusively online.
ALEX G SHARES NEW VIDEO VIA NOISEY
Alexander Giannascoli, aka Alex G, is a 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist and native of Philadelphia who has been writing songs as far back as he can remember. Following a slew of recordings he self-released over the years through his Bandcamp page, Alex spent 2013 writing and recording a proper, full-length record titled DSU, which was released on June 17th via Orchid Tapes.
FUTURE OF WHAT ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM + NEW SINGLE
Brooklyn, NY’s Future Of What will release their debut album Pro Dreams on January 13, 2015 via Feat. Drake Records. A first taste of the album, “No War Dance Floor,” premiered today on Flavorwire and can be streamed here:
LABEL k HIP HOP COMPILATION + “EVOLVE AWAY”
Olympia-based label K has announced the release of All Your Friend’s Friends, a hip hop compilation produced entirely off of samples pulled from the legendary label’s catalog. Featuring 30 seminal Northwest MCs, along with a host of hidden talent from Olympia, WA, the album will be available digitally & in stores on November 11th. It will be accompanied by a mini-documentary of the same name, available later this month.
NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP SIGNS BOBS & LOLO TO ITS LABEL ROSTER
Nettwerk is pleased to announce the signing of Bobs & LoLo to its label and management roster. The Vancouver-based children’s music duo are prepping to release their brand new album Wave Your Antlers on November 4, 2014, featuring the instant children’s favorite “Chris Moose.”
Bobs & LoLo are two-time Juno nominated singer-songwriters and the dynamic duo regularly spotted on Canada’s national preschool network, Treehouse TV in their upbeat, musical preschool series – Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo. The Canadian pair is dedicated to connecting children to nature and healthy choices with music, movement and make-believe.
“UNDER OVER” PREMIERES AT THE WILD MAGAZINE
Boston duo Pale Hands has dropped another track from their upcoming debut full-length, Spirit Lines, out October 28. The Wild debuted “Under Over” last night with Katie Chow noting, “Singer Jen Johnson’s sincere delivery glides gently over crystalline synths, creating a comforting resting place for weary heads.”
COZZ DROPS HIS NEW VIDEO “CODY MACC”
Cozz N Effect will be available on iTunes, tomorrow, October 3!
CHARLIE MARS LAUNCHES HEADLINE TOUR
Charlie Mars kicks off his fall 2014 headline tour tonight at Revolution Music Room in Little Rock, AR – and he’s bringing a whole new batch of songs and stories with him. The Oxford, Mississippi native is touring in support of his new album, The Money, which will be released on October 14 by Rockingham Records via Thirty Tigers. As a nod to the support he’s received from the Lone Star state, Charlie will play a two-night album release party (October 17 & 18) at Threadgill’s in Austin. The Money completes his Texas trilogy – it was recorded at Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso while Blackberry Light and Like A Bird, Like A Plane were cut in Austin.
SEAWAY PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “YOUR BEST FRIEND”
Seaway, the 5-piece from Oakville, Ontario consisting of Ryan Locke (vocals), Patrick Carleton (guitar/vocals), Andrew Eichinger (guitar), Adam Shoji (bass) and Ken Taylor (drums), has seen much success since their inception in 2011. Seaway released their debut full length “Hoser” in 2013 which gained them international attention, being compared to the likes of Canadian pop punk legends Sum 41 and GOB. The band has also toured Canada and the US extensively with Stick Up Kid, Major League, Knuckle Puck, and many more.
SYLAR PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “GOLDEN RETREAT”
Queens, NY based Sylar formed in 2012 and self-released one EP, Deadbeat, also produced by Caleb Shomo. Sylar has toured with Beartooth, Attack Attack!, Born Of Osiris, A Skylit Drive, and label mates Sworn In. Lead by the authoritative vocals of Jayden Panesso, Sylar deliver a metallic hardcore onslaught that pulsates with electro flourishes and the kinds of breakdowns that will have pit dwellers foaming at the mouth.
GARY CHERONE’S HURTSMILE’S NEW TRACK “HELLO I MUST BE GOING”
Rock n’ roll fans around the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of Hurtsmile’s new track “Hello I Must Be Going” on Billboard.com. The song with the classic rock/pop vibe is taken from the forthcoming studio album, RETROGRENADE, due out on October 7th worldwide, and is inspired by a Marx Brothers song sung by Groucho Marx from the 1930 classic film “Animal Crackers”.
SUNFLOWER BEAN NEW VIDEO VIA NYLON
Sunflower Bean just released a new video for their recent single “Tame Impala” via Nylon Magazine. “Tame Impala” is a blistering sun drenched single with sharp hooks and incandescent guitar riffs. They’ve recently been featured in i-D, Rookie, BK Mag, and Pretext. Last month Sunflower Bean opened for Foxygen at the Constellation Room in LA and played a sold out show with Cherry Glazerr at Baby’s All Rite in Brooklyn.
MIKKY EKKO SHARES VIDEO FOR “SMILE” VIA THE FADER
After recently announcing his debut album Time and sharing its first single “Smile,” Mikky Ekko is back today to share that songs video. Directed by Sarah Chatfield (Lykke Li, Lily Allen), the video is centered around the moment of uncertainty about the future of one you love. It perfectly encapsulates the moment where elements of life are out of your control and you’re left with no option but to embrace the uncertainty, which falls in line with what Mikky told SPIN Magazine was the inspiration behind the song.
THE JANE SHERMANS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “I WALK ALONE”
“The lyrics are about owning confidence to move ahead when the road ahead is hazy and full of fog,” singer and bassist Eulene Sherman explains. “Believe in what you got and who you are.”
WASH RELEASES HIS NEW TRACK “CAN’T TRUST THOTS” FT. FRENCH MONTANA!
R&B singer, Wash—born, Robert Washington Jr.—is set to make his Aye Girl/Interscope Records debut with the release of his single, “Can’t Trust Thots” featuring French Montana. Influenced by the gritty reality of his Port Arthur, TX upbringing as well as his gospel roots, Wash’s sound is contemporary, yet soulful; a mixture which caught the attention of songwriter/producer Chef Tone (Justin Bieber/Trey Songz/Drake). Armed with both personality and musicality—vocals, piano, drums and saxophone— Wash’s journey will be nothing short of dynamic.
DAD ROCKS! NEW VIDEO
In The Seine is the second single from Year Of The Flesh, the ambitious sequel to his debut album Mount Modern. Year Of The Flesh builds upon its charming, heartfelt lyrics and earworm tunes with the addition of a bigger band, a 20-part girl choir and some lush brass and orchestral arrangements.
KID MOXIE + THE GASLAMP KILLER TEAM UP ON OMINOUS “MUSEUM MOTEL” SINGLE
Kid Moxie is the musical moniker of Greek born Elena Charbila, who sees the arrival of her second full length album 1888 on December 2nd (pushed back slightly from the original 11/11 release date). The Los Angeles-based artists produces a blend of powerful beats and pop sweetness puntucated by haunting, John Carpenter-esque melodies that give her music a cinematic edge.
DAVEY HAVOK & JADE PUGET FORM XTRMST
AFI lead vocalist Davey Havok and guitarist Jade Puget have announced a November 18 release for XTRMST, the self-titled debut album from the duo’s new straight-edge hardcore band. The first single from the album, “Conformist,” will be available this coming Tuesday, October 7. In conjunction with this announcement, the pair have posted a brand new album track online called “Words For The Unwanted.”
“Jade and I have been talking about starting a straight edge hardcore band for years,” says Havok. “We started writing and recording in early 2012 and chose the name XTRMST because it expresses the messages represented on the record. The straight edge movement is not one of moderation. It’s based in undeniable objective truths.”
FIANCE EP STREAM
Fiancé will release their debut EP, titled EP 1, on October 7 via SQE. The EP is now streaming in full a week before street date at Stereogum and the site profiled Fiancé in a “Band To Watch” feature. Stereogum described the EP by saying, “It is a collection of songs that perfectly embody the sensation of summer ending…’July’ and ‘Ivy’ both hit with a driving urgency, with so many different little sonic delights buried throughout, begging to be found during multiple listens. Meanwhile, the nearly six-minute closer, ‘Another Year,’ grows into an epic – before pulling you close in again with its heart-wrenching chorus.”
SINCLAIR DEBUT SINGLE “HOLLA”
Nashville alt/pop artist Sinclair “employs catchy hooks, blues chord progressions, and storytelling” in her debut single, “Holla.” The track will be available on her upcoming EP, which is scheduled to be released early next month via Drive Music.
CHEERLEADER’S “FUTURE STARS” PREMIERES AT DIFFUSER
“Future Stars,” the latest track off Cheerleader’s forthcoming EP On Your Side is streaming now at Diffuser. (http://bit.ly/1mVrWU8) The EP, due October 7 via Bright Antenna Records, is receiving early critical acclaim—NME hails “it’s an approach that yields infectious results” while KCRW adds that the music is “straight up power pop.”
GOLDIE JONE$ ON COMPLEX
Get familiar with Goldie Jone$, the one time songwriter/vocalist for HeadBanga Muzik Group best known for his vocals in KiD CuDi “Day n Nite” in 2007. A lot has happened since then, including a stint in the escort business for starters and he’s looking to tell his story through his new “Gold Room: Living Everyday X-Rated” mixtape due out on October 15. Today, he links up with some notable names around the Brooklyn streets, King Malo who was one time featured on the NY Times and Big Grease for this trap-esque offering titled “Gold Room.”
TRAIN NEW ALBUM DEBUTS AT #5
Known for their chart-topping hits, San Francisco-natives Train has returned to the top of the charts yet again with their 7th studio album Bulletproof Picasso (released September 16) as it debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200. The debut comes hot on the heels of a performance at the 2014 iHeart Radio Music Festival that Yahoo! proclaimed “upped the ante” and the album’s top 10 radio hit single “Angel in Blue Jeans.” The band is currently amidst planning a summer 2015 tour.
ETANA DEBUTS NEW VIDEO “RICHEST GIRL” ON MTV IGGY
One of Jamaica’s most beloved singers Etana teams with the island’s esteemed director Ras Kassa for her new video “Richest Girl,” which premiered this week online with MTV Iggy and on her native country’s network program Hype TV. The romantic single is off her fourth studio album I Rise, to be released October 28, 2014 on VP Records.
Check out the exclusive MTV Iggy premiere:
HAMISH ANDERSON IN STUDIO VIDEO
Lead single, Burn is an adrenaline-charged blues explosion, infused with classic guitar riffs and dramatic drumbeats. Influenced by music from the Mississippi Delta alongside classic rock of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and others, Anderson has incorporated his extensive musical knowledge in to a sound that is entirely his own. With a growing reputation for guitar skills well beyond his tender twenty three years, acclaimed guitarist Gary Clark Jnr has even taken note of Anderson’s talent and when asked which guitarists under 30 interested him during an interview for RevoltTV, Clark Jnr named Hamish Anderson first.