LISA O’NEILL NEW SINGLE “APIANA”
Lisa O’Neill revels in being a bit out of step, playfully rejecting stale notions of what a folk singer “should” be. Fellow nonconformist Cass McCombs described an encounter with Lisa in this way – “Once I accompanied Lisa O’Neill to the Cliffs of Moher, those beautiful ancient Irish rocks where the sea spirits occasionally and suddenly sweep someone away to destruction. Could this place be used as an analogy for Lisa’s powerful music?”
STEEL PANTHER CONFIRMED FOR UNITED STATES + “PUSSYWHIPPED”
Rockers Steel Panther have been confirmed for a United States headlining run of tour dates in December. Steel Panther is currently bringing their raucous show to North American audiences on tour as main support for iconic metallers Judas Priest. Immediately following the Judas Priest tour, Steel Panther will make a quick jaunt to Japan for two shows and then will return to the United States to begin their December headlining run, rounding off a very hectic, successful year. Please see below for a complete list of 2014 tour dates.
GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
From November 3-9, 2014 the Gold Coast Arts Center, in conjunction with the Town of North Hempstead, will present the 4th annual Gold Coast International Film Festival (GCIFF), and everyone’s invited—again—to join us for this special week of films, parties, panels, and glamour!
This year, we are proud to announce that four-time Academy Award-winning Production and Costume Designer (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!) Catherine Martin will be accepting the Gold Coast International Film Festival Artist of Distinction Award at our Opening Night Gala, taking place at Leonard’s Palazzo 555 in Great Neck on Monday November 3rd. Also being honored is President of the Gold Coast Arts Center, Michael Glickman, who will accept the Man of the Year Award; and Marie Cecile Flageul & Jonathan Cohen, (known as Meres One) who will receive the Art & Activism Award.
SOFT SWELLS’ SHARE “FLOODLIGHTS (SAVOIR ADORE REMIX)” ON SOUNDCLOUD
Soft Swells’ highly anticipated sophomore album Floodlights is out now on Modern Outsider Records. Tim Williams, the mastermind behind Soft Swells, tracked most of Floodlights with producer Dave Lynch (the other Dave Lynch) at ElectricZoo in Eastbourne, UK, with Soft Swells’ touring bass player and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Pappas at his side, and a guest appearance by resident UK drummer Phil Wilkinson (Jake Bugg, Brian Eno). As if that wasn’t enough, Misty Boyce (Sara Bareilles), Jonathan Visger (Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr) and Soft Swells’ touring guitarist Kyle Frederickson all contributed their talents via satellite.
A$AP ROCKY FEAT JUICY J
This took the internet by storm last night but in case you missed it, new song and amazing video from A$AP Rocky for “Multiply” featuring Juicy J.
BØRNS LISTEN TO “10,000 EMERALD POOLS”
BØRNS may hail originally from the lower peninsula of Michigan but his dreamy blend of folk, glam and electro rock sounds like it comes straight from the cosmos. This tree-house dwelling LA transplant will be bringing his angelic voice and dynamic live show across the U.S. this fall. Do not miss a chance to catch this unique, otherworldly talent.
NEW SINGLE BY NEW POLITICS
The band just released new single “Everywhere I Go (Kings and Queens),” another huge track that fits in perfectly with Billboard’s description: “Drawing from the Hives and early records by Chronic Future, the Brooklyn band employs a catchy chorus, angst-ridden shouts and aggressive power chords as its principal strategies.”
TOTEM RELEASES NEW SINGLE “COUNTDOWN”
Less than a month removed from the release of his white-hot “Wildfire,” TOTEM is back with what might be an even more soulful effort. “Countdown” showcases the buzzing artist/producer’s aching vocals and minimalist production on a song about love lost. It premiered October 2, 2014 on Pigeons and Planes.
PARROT HEADS IN KEY WEST
In the 1970s internationally acclaimed entertainer Jimmy Buffett wrote “I Have Found Me a Home” about Key West, describing riding his old red bike to “the bars and the beaches of my town.” Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, the island is to host several thousand of the entertainer’s Parrot Head fans for their 23rd annual Meeting of the Minds convention.
Titled “Havana Daydreamin'” after Buffett’s acclaimed 1976 album, the gathering celebrates his music and laidback lifestyle on the island credited with inspiring much of both.
A former Key West resident, Buffett flavored his classic songs with mentions of local landmarks including Fausto’s Food Palace and the Blue Heaven Restaurant, and characters like former mayor Captain Tony Tarracino and “pirate” Phil Clark. In the mid-1980s, he founded the original Margaritaville Store in the island city.
NIM VIND NEW TRACK
Canadian rock n’ roll horrorpunk favorite NIM VIND will release his brand new record, Saturday Night Séance Songs, on October 14, 2014 via front man Nim’s own House of Vind label.
Today, NIM VIND is pleased to announce the Alternative Press Magazine premiere of his new track, the 1980’s arena style track ‘Astronomicon’, featuring production and guitar work by legendary musician Todd Rundgren. Rundgren, the writer of such monumental hits as ‘Hello It’s Me’ and ‘Bang The Drum All Day’, is well known for being at the cutting edge throughout his career.
LISTEN TO ‘COZZ N EFFECT’ NOW VIA DREAMVILLE / INTERSCOPE
South Central LA rapper Cozz digitally releases his highly anticipateddebut project, Cozz N Effect. The physical release will hit shelves on Monday, October 27 via J. Cole’s Dreamville/Interscope label. The 12 track project will feature guest appearances from
J. Cole on a remix of Cozz’s highly lauded “Knock Tha Hustle”, the track he dropped to commemorate his signing, Enimal, Free Ackrite and fellow label mate signee Bas.
STATE CHAMPS STREAM NEW EP ‘THE ACOUSTIC THINGS’
State Champs is currently streaming their upcoming EP The Acoustic Things in its entirety here. The Acoustic Things will be available everywhere this Tuesday, October 7th. State Champs is also co-headlining the Pure Noise Records Tour, which kicks off in Albany today, with label mates Handguns, Forever Came Calling, Front Porch Step, Heart to Heart and Brigades.
PETER BRODERICK UNVEILS VIDEO FOR EP TITLE TRACK “COLOURS OF THE NIGHT”
About to embark on an extensive European tour throughout October, PETER BRODERICK has just unveiled a beautiful, psychedelic video to ‘Colours Of The Night,’ the title track from his new EP. ‘Colours Of The Night’ sees Peter exploring the beach near his new home in Woods, Oregon. Feet in the sand, seagulls in the sky, and his newfound favourite pastime, fire building! Director Alex Southam takes Peter’s homespun footage and launches it into the next dimension, creating a vividly colourful video which seems to flow effortlessly between the earthbound and the outer-galactic.
CHAOS CHAOS NEW SINGLE ON NYLON
You will likely recognize the two women of Chaos Chaos; they are, after all, Asya and Chloe Saavedra, the sisters from Seattle that spent their teen years touring the world and recording some wonderfully punchy indie pop under the name Smoosh. What might come as a surprise to you is what the duo sounds like now.
WE ARE THE WILLOWS PREMIER ZACH JOHNSTON (PHOX) DIRECTED MUSIC VIDEO
Minneapolis based six-piece We Are The Willows are proud to debut the music video for their song “Dear Ms. Branstner”, from the new album Picture (Portrait) Pt. 1, out November 4th on The Homestead Records. The lyrics and inspiration for all the songs comprising Picture (Portrait) Pt. 1,are derived from a series of 350 letters written by songwriter/frontman Peter Miller’s grandfather to his grandmother while he was stationed in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. Upcoming midwest tour dates in support of the new album are listed below.
WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS ALBUM STREAM
We Were Promised Jetpacks will release their highly-anticipated third album, Unravelling, this fall on FatCat Records. The album, which will be released October 6 in the UK and October 14 in the US, is available for pre-order now on vinyl and CD in the FatCat Online Store. The album is streaming in full a week before street date at Stereogum who said, “The new album finds We Were Promised Jetpacks refining their craft of ferocious and moody rock ‘n’ roll through new approaches to songwriting and, in multi-instrumentalist Stuart McGachan, a new addition to the band.”
WIZ KHALIFA ANNOUNCES BLACC HOLLYWOOD BIG SECRET TOUR
Grammy nominated and multi-platinum selling Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa is set to embark on his upcoming “Blacc Hollywood Big Secret Tour,” kicking off in Santa Ana, CA on October 24th and ending in Chicago, IL on November 26th. Blacc Hollywood, Khalifa’s third studio album, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, with Billboard describing the album as a “strong offering, rooted in simplicity and banking heavily on Khalifa’s natural charisma.”
KATIE RUSH NEW SINGLE “DANGEROUS LUV”
Katie Rush recently teamed up with Samantha Urbani (Friends / Blood Orange) on her new single “Dangerous Luv” (free download), an illicit pop song about a veiled love affair. “Dangerous Luv” is the second single off Katie Rush’s debut EP, Law of Attraction which was produced by Sam Mehran (Test Icicles, Outer Limitz) and Zak Mering (Raw Thrills, Greatest Hits) and is out now on Gunk TV Records. “Dangerous Luv” comes a month after Katie’s first single, “Law of Attraction” which premiered last month on The FADER. Please have a listen and feel free to post and share!
JACK KOVACS DEBUT SINGLE
“Song of the Summer,” featuring Huxlee’s, allows you to feel those quiet summer days of the past echoing through the guitar riffs and building, expansive chorus. It boarders on the new, woodsier trend in indie rock, though still captures the 1970’s feel of carefree abandon that is fluent in so much of Jack’s music. The track stands as an ode to all of those summer time anthems from your youth, and the memories that immediately attach themselves to the melody when you hear it.
SPANK ROCK NEW SINGLE VIA COMPLEX
Spank Rock dropped his latest single “Assassin” today with Amanda Blank for free download. The cut comes as part of the Assassin EP which drops Tuesday. “Assassin” comes in aggressively with production by Kid Kamillion and Boys Noize and showcases the MC’s signature flow.
DELTA SPIRIT PERFORMS ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN”
To celebrate the release of their fourth record Into the Wide, Delta Spirit performed “From Now On” on “The Late Show With David Letterman.” Into the Wide is out now via Dualtone Records and is the band’s highest charting record to date on Billboard’s Top 200. It debuted at #18 on Independent Albums and #15 on Current Alternative Albums charts.
STRAY BULLETS (DYING SCENE RECORDS) STREAMS “SIRENS” OFF UPCOMING ALBUM “GHOST TOWN ROCKERS”
DYING SCENE RECORDS’ latest signing, STRAY BULLETS, have premiered a brand new track titled “Sirens” off their upcoming album “Ghost Town Rockers”.
MIA DOI TODD NEW VIDEO
In March of 2014, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd spent ten days at the beautiful Estúdio El Rocha in São Paulo, Brazil and recorded an album of her favorite Brazilian songs – some famous, some obscure – all about nature. The album is entitled Floresta, or “Forest” in Portuguese, and was ust released on Mia’s label, City Zen Records, on September 16th of this year. The album features an all Brazilian band: Fabiano do Nascimento on seven-string nylon guitar, Maurício Takara and Rogério Martins on percussion, and Meno del Picchia on bass.
WU-TANG CLAN SIGNS WITH WARNER BROS. RECORDS
Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced that it has signed a global recording contract with legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan, including RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna. As a group, Wu-Tang has sold over 6.5 million records in the US, while they’ve sold nearly 40 million records worldwide, including individual members’ album sales as well as group sales collectively. The group’s first release on the label will be the highly-anticipated 20th anniversary album, A Better Tomorrow, which will be available December 2nd.
K CAMP RELEASES HIS NEW TRACK “TURN UP FOR A CHECK” FT YO GOTTI
K Camp keeps the hits coming with his most recent banger “Turn Up For A Check”. The young rapper recently release his In Due Time project but wasn’t about to slow down as he continues to drop new hot tracks like these in preparation for his upcoming debut album.
SWAMP DOGG DELIVERS A LANDMARK NEW ALBUM
”I’m just watching the world go by and reacting to it,” Swamp Dogg says of his new Alive Naturalsound release The White Man Made Me Do It, his first new album since the recent career resurgence that’s won the veteran R&B visionary an influx of new, young fans.
The 14-song collection, which will hit stores on November 18, 2015, maintains the edgy mix of sociopolitical commentary, slice-of-life comedy and sly storytelling that are the hallmarks of the artist’s large and beloved body of work. The typically uncompromising set encompasses the provocative racial insights of the title track and “Prejudice Is Alive and Well,” the earthy interpersonal observations of “Renae” and “Let Me Be Wrong,” the soulful uplift of “I’m So Happy” and “Light A Candle Ring A Bell.” Other highlights include the cautionary Sly Stone tribute “Can Anybody Tell Me Where Is Sly,” along with a trio of cover tunes — Sam Cooke’s romantic “You Send Me,” the Clovers’ wry “Your Cash Ain’t Nothing But Trash” and the Robins’ Leiber-and-Stoller-penned “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” — that continue Swamp’s long history of putting his unmistakable stamp on classic R&B numbers.
UNDER ALL VIDEO “FUCK YOU”
Under All was created in late 2004 by Togk after leaving Zorglüb. Despite the idea of staying solo, the need to be enclose was rapidly felt, would do for any live performances!
After extensive testing with a large number of characters more or less musicians and / or more or less motivated, meeting with Gia on bass will prove to be a major turning point. The duo will be joined by C’Kar (Lloyd) on guitar.
CALVIN HARRIS’ NEW ALBUM ‘MOTION’ AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 4
Grammy-award winning global superstar Calvin Harris has announced the release of his highly anticipated new album. Motion—with featured guests including John Newman, Ellie Goulding, HAIM, Gwen Stefani, Big Sean, Tinashe, R3hab, and more—will be available everywhere in the U.S. Tuesday, November 4. Pre-order Motion today and instantly receive new single “Blame (feat. John Newman)” plus hits “Summer” and “Under Control” with Alesso featuring Hurts: http://smarturl.it/CHMotion.
BROOKLYN AMBIENT POP BAND SNOWMINE SHARE MESMERIZING “TIDAL WAVE”
Now on their first headlining tour with Toronto’s Nightbox, Brooklyn five-piece Snowmine has now released a brand new track, the epic and tender “Tidal Wave.” After two years of nonstop touring, the band headed to the studio quickly before embarking on tour to create something that embodied their newfound live sound, and as lead singer Grayson Sanders says “created something a bit more daylight doing and a bit less nighttime dreaming [as compared to our last album Dialects].” The track “Tidal Wave” and its accompanying video created by SJ Finlay (Son Lux) have just premiered at Noisey, who say the release represents, “the feeling of being clobbered by love, without making us barf. [Snowmine] is a band who understands the power of tenderness.”
HUMAN NATURE TO RELEASE THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Human Nature, Australia’s #1 vocal group, is celebrating the spirit of the holidays with the gift of music and have produced an album with some of the most loved holiday songs ever. Human Nature – The Christmas Album is also accompanied by a portfolio of 6 music videos including an extraordinary clay animation video of “White Christmas” which captures Human Nature’s sentiment of the season with their own interpretation of the story. This project is being released on HN Entertainment and Distributed by RED Distribution through BFD on October 14, 2014.
On The Christmas Album, Human Nature recorded versions of such seasonal standards as “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, “Santa Claus is Coming To Town”, “White Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “Winter Wonderland,” all of which are stamped with Human Nature’s inimitable style and groove, with that special touch of soul they have. “Every year it seemed there was something about us doing Christmas and holiday songs that was a perfect fit,” explains Andrew. “We’ve collected a repertoire of Christmas songs over the years, but we just wanted to choose some of our favorite songs and also some songs that people may not be too familiar with.”
OK GO NEW ALBUM STREAM
OK Go’s forthcoming full-length Hungry Ghosts premiered this morning on Hype Machine. Stream it a week prior to release here. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2010’s Of the Blue Colour of the Sky is due out 10/14 on the band’s own label, Paracadute.
PETER MOREN ON WSJ.COM WITH “ESTHER”
Talk about lost in translation. When singer Peter Morén began translating songs he had written in his native Swedish to English for a pair of EP releases, he found some of them simply didn’t work in another language. Speakeasy today premieres a video for one of the songs that did, an English-language version of “Esther.”
Morén, one-third of the Swedish indie-pop group Peter Bjorn and John, found it “liberating” to write in his native tongue on a pair of solo albums, 2010’s “I spåren av tåren”and 2012’s “Pyramiden.”
BANG DATA NEW SINGLE “BAILAZO”
Bang Data will release their new album “Mucho Poco”, this October 14th and the band is ready to celebrate it with an album release party at the Cita Bar (336 S. Hill St ) in Los Angeles, this coming October 16.
Based in Oakland, California – Bang Data, lead by Deuce Eclipse on vocals and producer/instrumentalist Juan Manuel Caipo, have created a mix of sounds and rhythms that unmistakably has become their own by layering bi-lingual rhymes and melodies over electro-acoustic beats. The fusion of styles go from Cumbia, Reggae, Ska to Hip Hop & Rock . Deuce and Caipo are joined by Michael Cavaseno on guitar and Marco Guzman on bass.
MILEZO SHARE NEW VIDEO
Austin-based psycha-phenomenon collective MILEZO is pleased to share their latest video “Kiss You All” via Entertainment Weekly. Here MILEZO takes the listener on a mysterious journey into deep space complete with David Jewell of Waking Life. “The video is meant to reflect the song’s psychedelic vibes,” explains Miles Kelly, the bands creative curator. “Outerspace and impressive 3D scanning visuals are used as tools to capture our band’s dreamy spacedout sound.”
SLEEPER AGENT PREMIERES THEIR NEW VIDEO FOR “BE BRAVE”
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BASSNECTAR ANNOUNCES 360° NEW YEARS EVE 2014 SHOW IN NASHVILLE
Bassnectar will take over Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for a fourth consecutive New Year’s Eve spectacle. The bass music progenitor Lorin Ashton will also bring back his innovative 360º rotating stage and production to Music City to deliver a bone-rattling, mesmerizing experience that he has come to be known for. This year saw Bassnectar releasing his latest album Noise Vs. Beauty which Rolling Stone raved as “his most mature”and his highest charting Billboard debut, this weekend he also headlined New York’s famed Madison Square Garden as the kick-off for his fall NVSB Tour. Bringing in 2015 with Lorin will be UK producer Tipper and Santa Cruz luminary G Jones. Bassnectar.net pre-sale tickets will go on sale Wednesday, October 8 at 11am CST. Public tickets will go on sale Friday, October 10 at 10am CST.
SUCH GOLD PREMIERE NEW SONG “NAUSEATING” EXCLUSIVELY AT BILLBOARD
Such Gold formed in 2009 and have worked tirelessly since, having released 2012’s full length Misadventures, as well as 4 split 7”s and two EPs, Stand Tall and Pedestals. The band has toured around the globe with Comeback Kid, Strung Out, A Wilhelm Scream, The Story So Far, Stick To Your Guns, The Wonder Years, and many more. Such Gold is Ben Kotin (guitar/vocals), Nate Derby (guitar), Jon Markson (bass/vocals) and Matt Covey (drums).