MASTODON TO PERFORM “THE MOTHERLOAD” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN + VIDEO
Mastodon has announced they will perform their new single, “The Motherload,” on The Late Show With David Letterman on Monday, October 27th. In addition, “The Motherload” will be released as a special limited-edition 12″ vinyl picture disc in honor of Record Store Day’s Black Friday celebration, which takes place on November 28th.
ENNUI VIDEO “SUMMER OF LOVE”
Ennui is the brainchild of renowned Pittsburgh-based musician and producer Jim Doutrich, and has been around in various incarnations since 2004. The songs that comprise Telepathic Beat stand out in style and substance, as roller-beats immersed in a bath of shimmering neo-shoegaze, creating a widescreen backdrop to act as home for brain-embedding melodies and subtly haunting lyrics.
SHAMAN’S HARVEST ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE WINTER TOUR
Mascot Label Group recording artist Shaman’s Harvest will begin a tour on November 11 that will hit dozens of markets across the U.S. Following headline appearances in CO, ID, WA, UT and NE, they’ll meet up with Fozzy and Texas Hippie Coalition on November 20th in Flint, MI. That run will continue through mid-December. Over the past couple of months, Shaman’s Harvest has been performing to standing room only crowds throughout their home turf in Midwestern markets, where their recent release SMOKIN’ HEARTS & BROKEN GUNS is a best-seller are retail.
SEPTEMBER GIRLS VIDEO “VENEER”
Brooklyn Vegan has premiered September Girls’ video for “Veneer” from their new EP which will be released November 24 on Kanine Records and will be in stores on Black Friday. The video, which was directed by Jessie Ward O’Sullivan, was recorded overnight in Dublin and is based on a video concept developed by the band. Last month, Consequence Of Sound premiered a stream of “Veneer” and said, “The EP’s title track sees the band toning down their playful surf rock tendencies and fully giving in to their “dark side.”
BOB SEGER’S NEW STUDIO ALBUM ARRIVES
Capitol Records recording artist Bob Seger’s highly anticipated new studio album, RIDE OUT, officially arrives today, eight years after his previous platinum selling album FACE THE PROMISE was released. A series of rare high profile media appearances are scheduled as part of this week’s launch including Jimmy Kimmel Live! (October 14th) and The Ellen DeGeneres Show (October 16th).
“Mr. Seger ranks high on the short list of All American rock stars—John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen—whose hits in the 1970’s and ‘80’s created a musical map of the heartland. To his core fans, Mr. Seger represents something mythic, thanks to his stick-to-your ribs rock and lyrical images of wild youth and long roads leading to the mountains. His Detroit presence is equally vital.” –John Jurgensen, Wall Street Journal, 10/10/14
JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON & STEREOGUM PREMIERES CENTRAL FILM PIECE “DOMESTIC PRESSURES”
Last week the details for acclaimed Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s score for the upcoming Focus Features film The Theory of Everything were released. Jóhannsson’s The Theory of Everything: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released on Tuesday, November 4th by Back Lot Music/Universal Pictures on digital and cd formats, with a vinyl edition to follow. Today Stereogum has premiered “Domestic Pressures,” one of the intricate compositions that provides a stunning backdrop to the story of Stephen and Jane Hawking.
JONI MITCHELL ‘LOVE HAS MANY FACES’
Joni Mitchell’s new four-disc boxed set LOVE HAS MANY FACES: A QUARTET, A BALLET, WAITING TO BE DANCED was first conceived as the music to a ballet about love. But after spending 18 months trying to distill everything she’d written about love-and the lack of it-down to a single disc, the influential singer-songwriter abandoned the ballet. “I wanted the music to feel like a total work-a new work. No matter what I did, though, at that length, it remained merely a collection of songs,” she writes in the set’s liner notes.
Undaunted, Mitchell did not give up. Instead, she continued to sequence her songs, determined to prove to herself that what she was after was possible. After two years, she had created a four-act ballet based on the 53 songs that make up this inspiring collection. “I am a painter who writes songs. My songs are very visual. The words create scenes…What I have done here is to gather some of these scenes (like a documentary filmmaker) and by juxtaposition, edit them into a whole new work,” the artist writes.
BO JANKANS ALBUM PREVIEW
Virginia native Bo Jankans unleashes his new The Motormouth EP: Act II on iTunes today. The 5 track EP produced entirely by DJ J Scrilla Ventura features Reef the Lost Cauze, Kane Mayfield and Laura Song. For Hip Hop heads who love raw lyricism and hard heating beats, this project is for you.
VOGUE DOTS EP STREAM
Moulding experimental ambience into swirling melodic dream-pop tracks, Vogue Dots return with Mauka, a four-song EP that is now streaming exclusively on Sunken Sounds. The album is available Tuesday, October 21 via Indica Records and the duo celebrates its release with two shows in the Maritimes supporting Austra.
COMMON ANNOUNCES ‘NOBODY’S SMILING’ US TOUR
Two-time Grammy Award winning Def Jam/Atrium recording artist COMMON is set to embark on his upcoming “Nobody’s Smiling” US Tour featuring Jay Electronica. The tour will be kicking off in Las Vegas, NV on November, 21st and ending in New York, NY on December 10th. Nobody’s Smiling, COMMON’s tenth studio album was released by Def Jam/Atrium records July 22nd. The NEW YORK TIMES commented on the album saying “the rapping is muscular, self-assured and occasionally even startling.” “Common has crafted one of the best hip-hop albums of the year so far” said THE GUARDIAN. The Album debuted #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Chart.
“I’m excited to be touring because I haven’t in several years and to be doing it with an album like Nobody’s Smiling is giving me a chance to perform the hip hop that I love.” To have Jay Electronica on this tour is crazy. He is one of the freshest voices in hip hop today. He truly is sparking the culture.” said Common.
THE CHAINSMOKERS DEBUTS “KANYE” (LOUIS THE CHILD REMIX)
THE CHAINSMOKERS debuts the Louis the Child remix of “Kanye” [featuring SirenXX]. Take a listen at this link.
This remix paves the way for two forthcoming “Kanye” remix packages from the New York duo. The first arrives at all online retailers on October 21 and boasts remixes from Don Diablo, Ookay, and Chardy, while the second becomes available on November 11 and features Steve Aoki & twoloud, Riggi & Piros, and Reece Low.
STREAM T.I.’s ‘PAPERWORK’ ALBUM ONE WEEK BEFORE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE
Multi-talented Hip Hop icon T.I. has announced the exclusive pre-release stream of his highly anticipated Grand Hustle/Columbia Records debut, Paperwork, available for streaming on iTunes radio today, a full week prior to its worldwide unveiling on October 21st:
MPULSE VIDEO “KEEFS ANTHEM”
Its no secret that Mpulse and Don Cannon have a working relationship that dates back to when the Chicago rapper was only 17. They came together once again for “Keefs Anthem”, which appeared on Pulse’s “Be Incredible” project. Now, Mpulse lets loose with a visual which seems to follow the feel of the song very well.
PENGUIN PRISON “CALLING OUT”
Penguin Prison (aka Chris Glover) has been praised by Rolling Stone for his “excellent” songwriting and “sleek, modern production style [that] recalls Phoenix, Scissor Sisters and Hot Chip.” Also revered for his remixes (Kylie Minogue, Ellie Goulding, Lana del Ray) as well as his DJ sets with live vocals which have been described as “some of the most engaging on the Williamsburg scene” by the New York Times, he will release a full length album in early 2015.
YELAWOLF VIDEO “TILL IT’S GONE”
Yelawolf releases the video for his latest single “Till It’s Gone”:
CEDRIC GERVAIS RELEASES NEW SINGLE “LOVE AGAIN” FEAT. ALI TAMPOSI
French DJ, producer, and recording artist Cedric Gervais has signed to Interscope Records/Polydor. Interscope will release Gervais’ new single, “Love Again,” featuring Ali Tamposi, via all participating U.S. digital retailers on October 14th. A music video will be released later this month.
ARON EKBERG VIDEO “I’M AN ALBATRAOZ”
Sweden’s own DJ/producer/songwriter Aron Ekberg – otherwise known as AronChupa – has unveiled the official music video for his smash hit single “I’m An Albatraoz.” The track was originally released in Sweden in August, and has since garnered over 20 million streams on Spotify (on its way to triple platinum) and over 1 million views on YouTube. “I’m An Albatraoz” was released on iTunes in the U.S. last week, and the official video premiered exclusively on VEVO on 10/13.
LYNNE TAYLOR DONOVAN IN FRENCH MAGAZINE
Lynne Taylor Donovan gets a two page spread with full interview in the French Music Magazine Sur la route de Memphis. We thank Gerard and all the presenters in France, Belgium, and Switzerland for helping to make this possible. The page link is below.
KARL DENSON TO JOIN THE ROLLING STONES FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER TOUR DATES
Karl Denson has announced that he will join The Rolling Stones on saxophone for nine shows in Australia and New Zealand on their 14 On Fire tour. The shows start at the end of the month in Adelaide and run into late November. The acclaimed reedman, songwriter and bandleader is best known for fronting the prolific touring juggernaut, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, who regularly perform over 150 shows a year. Their most recent album, New Ammo, was released in February 2014. DownBeat Magazine called it “music for both the party and for fans of instrumental prowess.” In addition, Denson is one of the founding members of seminal boogaloo revivalists, The Greyboy Allstars. He first came to national attention as a member of Lenny Kravitz’s Let Love Rule-era band.
RIP: ISAIAH “IKEY” OWENS
It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah “Ikey” Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans.
Ikey Owens was an astounding keyboard player in Jack White’s backing band. He also played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, and many other projects.
Out of respect for Ikey, the remaining shows of the Jack White Tour in Mexico have been cancelled.
We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist.
TENNIS SYSTEM PREMIERE NEW ALBUM ‘TECHNICOLOUR BLIND’
Originally started by Matty Taylor in his hometown of Washington DC, Technicolour Blind is the follow up to 2011’s acclaimed, self-released debut, Teenagers and 2013’s Part Time Punks Sessions EP, and marks a melodic departures from the gritty, fuzz-washed tunes of yore. Los Angeles life, with its thrilling beauty and starkly menacing underbelly, has left Taylor sun-bleached and wary, and imbued Tennis System’s music with the peculiar patina of a rough-and-tumble circumstance.
LAZYEYES NEW SINGLE
Lazyeyes just released the second single, “Adaptation” from their upcoming sophomore EP, New Year. It’s a pulpy dream pop track slaloming along the edges of shoegaze and power-pop. Lazyeyes are also happy to announce that Flower Booking has recently added them to their roster. We look forward to sharing new tour dates with you soon, but in the mean time, Lazyeyes will be performing live in Brooklyn during CMJ on Tuesday, 10/21 at The Flatt (Free Williamsburg CMJ) and on Friday, 10/24 @ Matchless (Supercrush Studios CMJ).
OLYMPIC CHAMPION SHAUN WHITE TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT AT ROSE BOWL, FRIDAY AT 10:30 A.M.
One of the greatest snowboarders and skateboarders in the world, Shaun White, will make a major announcement on bringing a major event to Pasadena.
Rose Bowl Stadium Court of Champions
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
HUNDRETH SIGN TO HOPELESS RECORDS
Hopeless Records is happy to announce the signing of South Carolina melodic hardcore band, Hundredth. Formed in 2008, Hundredth is composed of vocalist Chadwick Johnson, guitarists Blake Hardman and Andrew Minervini, bassist JP Gressman, and drummer Lee Hutchison.
Hopeless Records also announced today the physical re-release of Hundredth’s entire catalog. This includes the band’s two full-length albums, When Will We Surrender and Let Go, on CD and exclusive vinyl variants, as well as the Revolt and Resist EPs available for the first time together on one CD. Pre-order them now at http://smarturl.it/HundredthMerch.
MAN OVERBOARD NEW SINGLE
Man Overboard is partnering with Alternative Press to premiere a second track off the band’s upcoming 5 song EP ‘Passing Ends, out on October 28. Check out “Stood Up” here. ‘Passing Ends’ is perhaps the band’s most introspective and mature sounding record to date with material that touches on such universal themes as loss and family.
DREAMERS VIDEO “WASTE MY NIGHT”
Prepare to embark on a journey with DREAMERS, with their unique brand of grunge that is nostalgic for a space somewhere between art-school eccentric and the late 1970s punk scene. Drawing inspiration from the likes of John Lennon and David Lynch, DREAMERS are ready to send their kaleidoscopic sound out into the universe.
BETTE MIDLER NEW SINGLE AT VANITY FAIR
“It’s The Girls!” features 15 new songs and spans seven decades of famous girl groups, from ’30s trios The Boswell Sisters (the title track) and The Andrews Sisters (“Bei Mir Bist Du Schön”) to ’90s R&B legends TLC (“Waterfalls.”)
The album reunites Bette Midler with long-time collaborator and Award-winning composer Marc Shaiman who produced the album. “It’s The Girls!” effortlessly showcases Midler’s distinctive and versatile vocal range while honoring timeless classic melodic harmonies.
MUSIC VIDEO FOR “STAR WARS REBELS” THEME REMIXED
The music video for “Star Wars Rebels Theme” (Flux Pavilion’s The Ghost Remix) has been unleashed. Featuring never before seen footage of the upcoming season of “Star Wars Rebels,” the exciting video is sure to delight fans of Star Wars and dance music alike!
WHITE ARROWS NEW VIDEO
White Arrows released a new video for “We Can’t Ever Die” from the band’s sophomore In Bardo which is out now on Votiv. The video premiered on VEVO and was directed by Evan Brace (Phantogram). White Arrows’ Mickey Church said, “We flew out to Nashville to work with someone we had never actually met in person. You never know how videos are going to turn out from reading it on the page- your imagination fills in the blanks differently than everybody else’s. Evan and I had a lot of back and forth with visual references, so we knew we could at least be on the same page stylistically & tonally.
THE MOON BABY MAKES FIRST IMPRESSIONS WITH “BAE SICK”
Pittsburgh has a new queen and she goes by the moon baby. On November 11th she will drop her debut EP entitled ‘Urallpoor.us’ which sees her collaborating with local producer Wise Blood on four of the six tracks.
“Urallpoor.us is lyrically sacred and musically profane, giving voice to my relationship with my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA and my ever changing identity as a trans* performer and writer. Wise Blood built songs like racing engines that rise and idle the same way that I discover and create” – the moon baby
LISTEN TO A NEW HIEROPHANT TRACK ON CVLT NATION
Listen to “Inganno”, the first track to surface from Hierophant’s forthcoming new album now over at CVLTNation.com. This track appears on Peste, which will be available on November 25th on CD, LP and digital formats via Bridge Nine Records and is up for pre-order today via B9Store.com.
WILLIAM CLOSE & THE EARTH HARP COLLECTIVE TO RELEASE ‘HOLIDAYS’ ALBUM + NEW SINGLE
Nettwerk recording artist William Close & The Earth Harp Collective – a team of musicians, dancers, aerialists and artists – will release Holidays on November 4. Installation artist, musician and America’s Got Talent finalist William Close has built over 100 one-of-a-kind musical instruments, including the world’s largest string instrument, The Earth Harp. “It’s an instrument unlike anything Bach or Beethoven could have ever imagined,” writes The New York Times.
PUDDLE OF MUDD RELEASES NEW SINGLE
Last week, Puddle of Mudd released a surprise new single, “Piece of the Action” via iTunes. This is the first new music from the band since 2011, and dropped at the same time fall tour dates were announced.
Starting next week, Puddle of Mudd has club dates across the country and Canada, and the E4 Festival in Mexico. Said Wes, “I’m very excited to be on the road touring again, to see my fans. I’ll rock your faces off.”
FAVORITE WEAPON NEW ALBUM STREAMING NOW
FAVORITE WEAPON, featuring ex- Woe, Is Me vocalist, Hance Alligood, are streaming their new album, Sixty Saragossa, via Rise Records’ YouTube channel. The well received, debut full – length album is out today via Rise / Velocity Records and available for purchase via iTunes and www.favoriteweapon.merchnow.com.
OVATION’S HIT ORIGINAL SERIES SONG BY SONG CONTINUES WITH THE PREMIERE OF SONG BY SONG: BLONDIE
Ovation, America’s only arts network, continues its new season of the hit original series Song By Song with the premiere of Song by Song: Blondie on Tuesday, November 11th at 10PM ET. The documentary music series will focus on the iconic band, currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary.
Throughout the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true global treasure; one whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art. Their chart-topping success, fearless spirit and rare longevity led to an induction into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and more than 40 million albums sold worldwide to date.
EMILIE HAYNIE “FALLING APART”
Emile Haynie “Falling Apart” feat Andrew Wyatt and Brian Wilson:
JEFF AUSTIN ‘THE SIMPLE TRUTH’ OUT FEBRUARY 10, 2015
“This is it. This is the band. We’re here and we’re focused,” singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Jeff Austin says with glee. He’s referring to his handpicked ensemble, the Jeff Austin Band. The group features long-time collaborator Danny Barnes on banjo and guitar, guitarist Ross Martin, bass player Eric Thorin, and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars on percussion.
The Simple Truth, the group’s 2015 debut solo album and Austin’s first recording for Yep Roc records, is no simple affair. His legions of fans have long known of Austin’s eclectic musical influences. Here, instead of familiar jam band motifs, listeners will find hints of power pop, country ballads, bluegrass and rock. Assisting the band is an array of acclaimed guests including Todd Snider, Jenn Hartswick, Brendan Bayliss of Umphrey’s McGee and Sarah Siskind.
YAMIN SEMALI “LAND OF PASSION'” VIDEO
East Point, GA rapper/producer Yamin, formerly known as DJ AmDex, presents the Espee Agency-directed music video for “Land Of Passion”, a song from Senior Dues, his new album featuring Tha Dogg Pound’s Kurupt, Count Bass D, J-Live, Boog Brown, Phene, Small Eyez, Joe D and Sa-Roc as well as production from from Illastrate and Sam Brown. Yamin’s work as one half of Atlanta rap duo Clan Destined garnered them a 5 out of 5 rating from Creative Loafing for their album Self Titled.
CALVIN HARRIS UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR JUST-RELEASED INSTRUMENTAL TRACK “SLOW ACID”
Calvin Harris has unveiled yet another new track from his forthcoming album Motion. The instrumental “Slow Acid,” which quickly shot to #1 on iTunes’ Dance chart and #12 on iTunes’ Songs chart in the U.S. upon its release this morning, is available to purchase here: http://smarturl.it/CHMotion.
TWERPS NEW VIDEO ON THE FADER
Twerps will release their debut full-length for Merge, Range Anxiety, on January 27 in the US and February 2 in Europe. Prior to that, Twerps will release the limited-edition 7-inch single “Back to You” b/w “Always Waiting”. The first 100 pre-orders of the album will include the 7-inch for free, which will ship on or before November 4.
Premiering this morning on The Fader, the Johann Rashid-directed music video for “Back To You” captures Twerps and their radiant local surroundings with a romantic sensibility.