KRISTOFFER RAGNSTAM AND THE HARBOUR HEADS NEW ALBUM OCTOBER 21
Acclaimed producer and artist Kristoffer Ragnstam has reunited with band, The Harbour Heads, for the release of their highly anticipated American debut album Skyscrapers with Seagulls set to release via INgrooves on October 21st. After rave reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone (Europe), and a ton of love and acclaim from outlets overseas, the band is finally ready to bring their talents stateside with a genre-bending project that has a vibe created by a decade of touring Europe, Japan and USA together, one week of endless recording, and a shared appreciation for catchy hooks and twisted urban backbeats.
Skyscrapers With Seagulls is a direct and honest album about life. The psychedelic krout-voodoo of German Maracas meets the sticky first single “Moving Backwards”, the dreamy soundscapes of “Salute The Mute” and the gloomy childhood depiction of “My Mothers House” (featuring Ed Harcourt) form a well-rounded and entirely unique listening experience. Between the great reviews, interesting studio collaboration history and live performances with the likes of El Perro del Mar, Ed Harcourt, Moon Zappa, Midlake, Mumford & Sons, Telekinesis and Debbie Harry, amongst others, Kristoffer and The Harbour Heads are only getting started on an epic musical journey that’s sure to win the hearts and ears of fans on this side of the pond.
FERGIE RELEASES LYRIC VIDEO FOR “L.A.LOVE (la la)” TODAY
FERGIE releases the lyric video for “L.A.LOVE (la la)” today. The video chronicles Fergie’s travels around the world with lots of L.A.LOVE thrown in for good measure.
THE SWORD AND SUBROSA TEAM UP FOR “THE STORMWITCH” BIKE + VIDEO
Following in the footsteps of their branded beers and hot sauce, The Sword is now expanding their brand to the world of extreme sports by partnering with Subrosa for the creation of the “The Stormwitch” bike. Overseen by Sword drummer and longtime BMX rider, Jimmy Vela, “The Stormwitch” features artwork from famed comic book artist J.H Williams III who designed the most recent Sword album, Apocryphon. The bike features quality components by Rant and the Shadow Conspiracy. The bike was displayed last month at Interbike in Las Vegas but will have its first public viewing starting today at Texas Toast in Austin.
IL DIVO LIVE CD
One year from their landmark album, A Musical Affair, inspired by classic Broadway musicals, Il Divo will release a very special CD/DVD, Live In Japan. Filmed and recorded at Tokyo’s famous Budokan Theatre on March 11th, 2014, this impressive collection will be released on November 17th on Syco/Columbia Records and features 18 songs on the DVD and 15 songs on the CD. Live In Japan is available for pre-order here.
Il Divo; Urs Buhler, Carlos Marin, Sebastien Izambard and David Miller; are joined by Tony and Olivier Award winning special guest, Lea Salonga for duets on “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” “Memory,” “Music of the Night” and “Time To Say Goodbye.”
NPR PREMIERES EXCLUSIVE TRACKS FROM DUNCAN SHEIK
Grammy and Tony award-winning musician Duncan Sheik, in partnership with NPR Music’s “On The Record,” exclusively premieres two tracks from him forthcoming album, Legerdemain. The two tracks, “Circling” and “Photograph,” are available now for free download at duncansheik.com. “The songs from the new album, Legerdemain, feel full-circle; intimate and contemplative,” says NPR, “Telling complicated little stories via spare lyrics and subtle studio wizardry, these songs beautifully balance Sheik’s pop know-how and his theatrical impulses.”
HELEN EARTH BAND “WE FUCKING QUIT”
Having played in bands ranging from Counterfit to Finch to Weatherbox, the members of Helen Earth Band have a vast and storied history. The group is one of those rare musical entities that appeal to both the musician and the music listener. The San Diego-based band combines powerful melodies with a striking depth creating music that is accessible, yet tastefully complex.
Within dance music, there can’t ever be too many “Live For Today”/”Let’s Party Tonight”-type anthems. Following up on their earlier 2014 single “Wolves,” the German electro-house duo Digitalism build on that noticeably glossy and bright production with their new song, “Second Chance.” Working similarly to the effects of a physical stimulant, the track delivers a high-energy, party-ready sensory attack that’s firmly fastened to a throbbing dance melody.
BADBADNOTGOOD “GUNSHOWERS (FT. ELZHI)”
Toronto jazz/hip-hop trio BADBADNOTGOOD have announced their new LP Sour Soul due out February 17th via Lex Records featuring Staten Island rap legend Ghostface Killah on every track. The album will also feature Danny Brown as previously heard on the “Six Degrees” track that was released earlier this year (below), Elzhi and more to be announced in the coming weeks. Sour Soul is an album inspired by 1960’s and 70s music taking inspiration from the recording techniques and production of that era while eschewing sampling in favor of live instrumentation. Produced in full by Frank Dukes (50 Cent, Danny Brown, Lloyd Banks), BADBADNOTGOOD created a cinematic musical staging for Ghostface Killah’s vivid story telling.
ANAWAN REVEALS ALBUM TRAILER
New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the new self-titled full-length offering from Anawan, which will see a release on November 18. The group has revealed an album trailer to preview the record, and the subtly- yet emphatically-shot video portrays the group performing while also showing a glimpse of the members’ interpersonal dynamic.
NEW VIDEO BY THE ADVERSARY
Bidding farewell to Black Rock Desert, progressive electronic artist The Adversary released his new music video, “Ritual Dream” to punctuate the radical artistry seen this year at Burning Man 2014. Complete with fire dancers, dark warriors, and a hallucinatory play of lights and darkness, the “visually intoxicating” (The Huffington Post) video is a taste of The Adversary’s latest album, Chapter 2: Ritual Dream.
NEW VIDEO BY YMUSIC
New Amsterdam Records is proud to share the video for “Bladed Stance” from yMusic’s recently-released full-length Balance Problems. The Dan Huiting-directed video for the Marcos Balter-composed track premiered via PopMatters, who called it “a collage of stunning, at times phantasmagoric images that brilliantly complement the dream-like quality of the music.”
SAM LLANAS PREMIERES NEW “DANGEROUS LOVE”
“With the release of The Whole Night Thru, former BoDeans’ guitarist/vocalist Sam Llanas will be three albums into his solo career, and he seems to be very much enjoying the creative freedom. A roots rock powerhouse, the new album speaks to the wide range of sounds that inspired Llanas as a young man, and surely still do.” – ELMORE MAGAZINE
COZZ ANNOUNCES 5 CITY NATIONAL COZZ N EFFECT TOUR
Cozz, the gifted lyricist and South Central Los Angeles rapper has announced a five date national tour in support of his project Cozz N Effect out now on Dreamville / Interscope Records.
Cozz N Effect Tour Routing:
11/13 – Atlanta – Vinyl – Centerstage
11/16 – Chicago – Sub T
11/18 – New York – Santos Party House
11/20 – San Francisco – Brick & Mortar
11/21 – Los Angeles – Viper Room
THE M MACHINE “JUST LIKE” HERE
San Francisco’s The M Machine have been hard at work since the release of “Superflat” earlier this year, and closing the book on their conceptual releases Metropolis parts I and II. Now they return with the Just Like EP, to be released on November 11th on Skrillex’s OWSLA. Just Like marks a new chapter for TMM, leaving behind the thumping electro that powered their previous releases for an upbeat house approach that still feels as much home in the club as it does a dark warehouse after-hours party.
VAULTS DEBUT NEW SINGLE “VULTURES”
London three-piece VAULTS recently premiered their new single “Vultures” on Nylon.com. You can take a listen to the song here.
The track will be included on their forthcoming Vultures EP [Republic Records] out digitally at iTunes and all online partners starting November 9th.
SABATON “NIGHT WITCHES” LYRIC VIDEO
Swedish Heavy Metal institution SABATON released their seventh full-length record Heroes on May 16, 2014 via Nuclear Blast and reached some of the highest chart entries in the band history, among them the first #1 in their native Sweden, #2 in Finland, #3 in Germany, #4 in Czech Republic, #6 in Poland, #7 in Switzerland – and many more!
Today the band unveils the lyric video on the album opening track ‘Night Witches’.
ANDREW JUDAH’S “I KNOW YOU KNOW” VIDEO GETS THE POP-UP TREATMENT
Andrew Judah’s highly engaging and cinematic new LP Monster was just released on October 7th. Andrew released a video for the single “I Know You Know” a couple months ago. It was filmed on location in the Philipines by director SJ Finlay (Son Lux). Canada’s Public Records has just posted a fun and informative Pop-up style version of the video with some facts about the shoot. It’s definitely worth the watch if you haven’t seen it yet.
CHRISTY MACK IS BACK WITH KRYDER
A pioneer within the music scene, creative visionary Kryder is taking things one step further with the announcement that he is to be joined by former adult entertainment star Christy Mack as part of a joint musical project, to be premiered in Amsterdam this month.
Kryder will be premiering the debut single at his ADE event Red Light at Jimmy Woo on 18th October alongside Tom Staar, Arno Cost, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman and more, where fans will get an exclusive sneak peak of this groundbreaking collaboration – a dub version of the yet to be titled track.
JACK + ELIZA DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO FOR “FLOODLIGHTS”
New York City’s Jack + Eliza are excited to play four shows next week during CMJ 2014. The duo just released their debut EP last month to burgeoning critical acclaim including being named a “Band to Watch” by TIME, a “Best of What’s Next” by Paste, and receiving positive attention from the likes of Noisey, Consequence of Sound, Nylon, New York Times T Magazine, Baeble Music, Pigeons And Planes, The Wild Honey Pie, and many more.
THE KOOKS “BAD HABIT”
The band was approached by a super fan to make the film, which was shot in all black-and-white. Watch the video at the link below.
Having recently finished another successful run of dates supporting their new album Listen in the United States, including multiple sold out shows in Los Angeles, New York, and other major markets, the band will take Listen to countries around the world.
DONN T PREMIERES “MIDNIGHT” VIDEO
The enigmatic Donn T is on a musical roll this fall. Her latest single, “Midnight,” was released in September, and last.fm has just premiered the song’s official music video. Shot at the Ace Hotel in New York City, “Midnight” represents the first official video made by the singer/songwriter. The clip was directed by Eternal Polk and Arthvr Alleyne , AKA Idegosuperego Media. Their credits include work on videos by Jay Z, Kanye West & Rihanna.
NEW SINGLE THE SLEEPY ZZZ
A name like The Sleepy Zzz will at first will have you thinking your bed won’t stop screaming your name; but in actuality leaves you tossing and turning asking yourself ‘what the fuck just happened?’ New Jersey-native, Zachary Koenig (guitar/vocals), has been releasing multi-genre digital and analog tones with revival underlay and astral auras under this name since 2008.
KOSHA DILLZ “IN DA CLUB”
Multiple 24 hour escapades through out Holland and Belgium over two summer festival tours (Mundial and Incubate) helped create the dance rap alternative video for “in da club” which takes pokes at normal hip hop stereotypes for 50 cent’ s nostalgic club banger. Along the way to Tilburg, NL nightlight, Kosha Dillz ends up in da club with underground rapper Planet Asia, random dutch girls with shaved heads, dances on the roof of a car, and falls asleep on a bench outside the club as pictured above.
G2 VIDEO “TOUCHDOWN”
“One thing I learned in the music industry is that you really have to look out for yourself, and that doing so keeps you on top and climbing. In the end, there are no points for second place and no honorable mentions for living in the red zone. It’s all about scoring those touchdowns!” – G2
ZOLA BLOOD STREAM DEBUT EP ‘MERIDIAN’ IN FULL
On the Meridian EP, Zola Blood display both a fervent appreciation of the subtleties of electronic music and a loyal bond to melody and songwriting. The band’s distinctive sound is a testament to Pond Life’s passion for bold and inventive new music.
GRAND ANALOG PREMIERE “HOWL LIKE WOLVES”
Still hot off the heels of last year’s Modern Thunder, Toronto’s self-proclaimed “rap’n’roll” innovators Grand Analog have a brand new music video for their album standout “Howl Like Wolves”.
GWEN STEFANI RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BABY DON’T LIE”
Global superstar and The Voice season seven coach Gwen Stefani releases new single “Baby Don’t Lie” on Mad Love/Interscope Records. The track is available now for digital download and streaming via digital subscription services. Listen to “Baby Don’t Lie” here.
FLUX PAVILION DELIVERS “FREEWAY REMIXES”
UK bass practitioner/producer/DJ Flux Pavilion (aka Joshua Steele) further defines the spectrum of dance music, delivering a new “Freeway Remixes” package, out today via Circus/Big Beat Records, featuring an array of luminaries across the sonic gamut.
NEW VIDEO BY BAS
Bas dropped a new video today in time for Halloween for “Mook In New Mexico” where he takes on his “Fiendiana Jones” persona. The track comes off his most recent project Last Winter out now via Dreamville / Interscope Records.
FOREVER CAME CALLING STREAM NEW ALBUM
Forever Came Calling is currently streaming their new album What Matters Most in its entirety here. What Matters Most was engineered and produced by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Comeback Kid) in Los Angeles and will be available in stores and online tomorrow. Forever Came Calling is currently on the Pure Noise Records Tour with label mates State Champs, Handguns, Heart to Heart, Brigades and Front Porch Step.
DROPKICK MURPHYS ANNOUNCE CELTIC PUNK INVASION TOUR
Dropkick Murphys announce their inaugural Celtic Punk Invasion Tour, hitting the U.S. and Europe, including a pair of shows in Dublin on March 17, 2014 – marking the first time that the band will play Ireland on St Patrick’s Day. The band will perform two shows on St. Paddy’s Day, with early evening and late concerts at Dublin’s Vicar Street venue.
UK CINEMATIC POP BAND WHITE ROYAL SHARES “NOTICE”
Formed in late 2013, White Royal is a blissful cinematic pop band from Leeds, England made up of vocalist/guitarist Josh Hobson, Thomas Balmforth (electronics) and percussionist Jonty Brown. Following a round of shows throughout the UK earlier this year, including performances with Glass Animals and Xiu Xiu, Wet and Teen Daze, White Royal is now locked in the studio working on their debut LP. The band signed with Brooklyn/LA label Color Station (Shines, Bewilderbeast, Baile) in September 2014.
PETER HOLLENS NEW ALBUM NEXT WEEK
One-man a cappella vocalist and video producer Peter Hollens has been releasing videos on YouTube for over three years to overwhelming feedback. His videos have over 71 million views and his YouTube channel has 800,000-plus subscribers. Needless to say, it’s been a long time coming for this talent and his loyal following – on October 27, Hollens releases his self-titled debut album on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks.
“The album is a mix of everything I love musically from classic folk to pop to soundtrack and Broadway melodies. I’m so excited to share this music with the world!” says Peter Hollens.
BAXTER DURY VIDEO FOR THE NEW SINGLE “PALM TREES”
Check out the video for “Palm Trees,” directed by Roger Sargent that resembles a subtle homage to the 1968 film The Swimmer. Baxter Dury explains, “it is an attempt at emulating art house euro films of the period. Our film is a cinematic nod to some of the unintentional psychedelia The Swimmer uses to establish its core theme of mental instability.”
“GO ANYWHERE” MUSIC VIDEO
Vacationer debuted a new video for the song “Go Anywhere” today with Paste Magazine.
“Go Anywhere” was shot in Glenmoore, PA by director / producer Matt Albasi. He wanted to capture Vacationer’s dreamy, escapist vibes. The idea was simple – put them in a hot air balloon and film it. It was a perfect fit.
ANAWAN ALBUM TRAILER VIDEO
New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the new self-titled full-length offering from Anawan, which will see a release on November 18. The group has revealed an album trailer to preview the record, and the subtly yet emphatically-shot video portrays the group performing while also showing a glimpse of the members’ interpersonal dynamic.
BROODS VIDEO FOR STUNNING NEW TRACK “FOUR WALLS”
Caleb Nott and Georgia Nott, the highly celebrated brother and sister who comprise the band Broods, have soared to musical fame in North America through their glossy, ethereal synth-pop tunes. Having just completed a sold-out US tour supporting UK soul artist Sam Smith, the New Zealand duo headed south to Austin City Limits, performing alongside headliners Beck, Capital Cities, and more.
KIWI TIME VIDEO “KILLIN’ ME BABY”
Belarusian-born indie pop group KiWi TIME have released a video for the track “Killin’ Me Baby.”