STU COOK AND DOUG CLIFFORD COMMENT ON CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL LITIGATION
“Because of recent inaccurate statements in the media regarding pending litigation, we want to set the record straight. We have never objected to John Fogerty performing any song he ever wrote, or performing any song recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival. That idea is ridiculous. Even when he refused to play those songs, and publicly called for a boycott of CCR music, we encouraged him to perform them whenever and wherever he wanted. The facts are that Mr. Fogerty, while proclaiming joyful rebirth in the press, repeatedly has his lawyers threaten us with lawsuits and demand unreasonable concessions of our rights. Last week, the threats and demands left us with little doubt that a lawsuit would be filed by him against us for the second time. This unfortunate situation required us to take unpleasant preemptive legal action. This action is about the need to defend ourselves and rights, Mr. Fogerty’s failure to perform contractual promises and unlicensed uses of the trademark ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival.’ The trademark is not owned by him, but by the Creedence Clearwater Revival Partnership. We have a business relationship with him and, under prevailing circumstances, chose not to be bullied.” -Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford
C-MONEY NEW EP STREAM
Just 4 You is a release born out of C-Money’s troubled past and search for a more creative future. “Oakland is more bad than good,” C-Money explains, adding that “I could have done wrong…Instead, I’m doing this. Music saved my life.” With bombastic singles like “3 Point Stance” and”We Say,” it’s easy to see C-Money has turned his adversity into some of the years most infectious party anthems.
EULA ANNOUNCE SOPHOMORE FULL LENGTH TEASER
Brooklyn-based trio EULA began with frontwoman Alyse Lamb making 4-track recordings in her bedroom; her early sound was thick with haunting vocals, unraveling harmonies and dissonant guitar work. After passing these demos around at music school in New Haven, CT, drummer Nathan Rose and bassist Jeff Maleri joined and quickly started touring the East Coast and Midwest, releasing a series of demos and two EPs along the way. The three-piece became known for their raw, high-energy shows, Lamb’s onstage antics (she once used a broken Tecate as a slide while on tour with Mission of Burma) and her developed signature singing style of rapidly alternating between soft, upper-register purrs and aggressive caterwauls.
WAR ON WOMEN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
Baltimore, MD co-ed feminist punk act War On Women have announced a February 10th release date for their debut full-length, War On Women. Featuring 11 tracks, this S/T record was recently recorded with J. Robbins at the Magpie Cage (Against Me!, Coliseum, Lemuria). These new tracks are a natural progression for the band and a little more polished than their previous efforts, while remaining as blistering as ever. Vocalist Shawna Potter has “…plenty of material to pull from when it comes to writing lyrics, considering the pervasive sexism in modern America”, she commented.
VIDEO FOR ‘IS IT RAINING IN YOUR MOUTH?’ ON NOISEY HERE
Fat White Family are the greatest young rock band in the UK and this probably extends to the rest of the world as well. For a band that only really coalesced as the Fat White Family in 2011, the six piece have already got several once-in-a-lifetime/ ‘OMG – were you there?’ gigs under their belt. One such show, in December of last year, the band rattled the walls of the legendary 100 Club in London, thus aligning themselves with the numerous legends who have trod the very same stage.
PRELOW RELEASE COMPANION MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MISTAKES LIKE THIS”
NYC’s Matt Walsh and Jesse Aicher – better known as PRELOW – released the companion video for “Mistakes Like This.” The video was directed by Jacqueline Sir in Walsh’s hometown of Glen Rock, New Jersey. “Mistakes Like This” premiered yesterday on THE FADER and can be viewed here:
KENNY CHESNEY TO PERFORM ON FIRST-EVER AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS
Kenny Chesney, the only country artist in Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years, will perform on the inaugural AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS airing live from Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday, December 15 (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Chesney, deemed “the People’s Superstar” by The Los Angeles Times, will perform his latest single, “Til It’s Gone,” before receiving the Groundbreaker Award for innovation, excellence and expanding the country music genre. The award will be presented by actor/producer/writer Vince Vaughn.
SURF ROCK IS DEAD “EQUINOX”
With ambient drum beats and wistful vocals, Brooklyn-duo Surf Rock is Dead (SRiD) arrive with a collection of blissful tunes that hit you like a bittersweet wave of nostalgia, kind of like that last hangover of the summer. Screaming with all the spit and grit of their new found east coast home, combined with laid back California-vibes, the washed out duo are gearing up to release their forthcoming EP, starting with their effervescent debut single, “Equinox.”
BOTTAL NEW SINGLE
Well known and respected for releasing only the highest quality music, Refune Music Group’s next release comes from one of their brand new signings, Bottai. His debut track titled ‘Loden’, is out now.
Italian DJ/ Producer Bottai creates a funky slice of electro-house for his eclectic debut for Refune. With a catchy piano melody, highly charged synths combined with a heavy beat, ‘Loden’, named after the traditional Austrian jacket, is an excellent debut record for the exciting newcomer.
“With its abundance of vocal layers and a wildly energetic chorus, this song is a gleeful, unabashed pop stomp” – Vice Noisey
ZULU PEARLS SHARE “NOT LIKE THE OTHERS (YOUNG MARCO REMIX)
Berlin-based, by way of Washington, DC, Zulu Pearls is pleased to share “Not Like The Others (Young Marco Remix).” “Young Marco was the first person I thought of when we decided to flesh out this release with remixes,” explains Zulu Pearl’s creative force Zach Van Hoozer. “We’ve known him for a long while now and he’s been friends with my guitarist from Amsterdam since forever. It’s been great to watch him keep upping his DJ/Producer game and create a vibe all his own, which is a victory in itself. I was really excited we could get him on board, since he feels like part of our extended family.”
NEW EP BY NATHAN ANGELO
Inspired by the singer-songwriter tradition of the 70’s, Nathan Angelo mixes piano-pop with his own blend of soul in his forthcoming EP Carolina. Rekindling the chars of nostalgia, Angelo has compiled a classic EP with six original songs sparked by piano singer-songwriters Elton John, Carole King and Billy Joel along with soul artists Bill Withers and Al Green.
Working with Stephen Gause at Invertigo Studios in Nashville, Angelo called upon his touring band to capture the vibe and aesthetic of his live shows. Coupled with Angelo’s consistent and timeless songwriting, Carolina offers listeners another side of his familiar brand of soul, reaching deeper into the gut of his experiences in Carolina. Angelo promises listeners a satisfying blend of classic R&B, rock, alt-country and soul as he traverses the joys and misfortunes of life. Carolina gleams with Angelo’s skill to bring dazzle and warmth to classic melodies, promising growth and opportunity for this upcoming yet seasoned singer-songwriter.
JAY ELLE “LET ME” REMIX
Jay Elle dropped her project “The NOTORIOUS Jay” with a great reception, nearly 5000 downloads. One of the hottest records on the project is Let Me, and she shot a music video for this hot track and put up and comer King Sevin on the remix.
ADOLESCENTS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM TO CELEBRATE 35TH ANNIVERSARY
The Adolescents (https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Adolescents/125845010769253) who helped establish the blueprint for Orange County punk rock according to All Music Guide, announced today they are celebrating the 35th anniversary as a band with the release of their new album La Vendetta… è un piatto che va servito freddo released on Tuesday February 10, 2015 via the independent label Frontier Records (www.frontierrecords.com). This is the first new music The Adolescents have released on Frontier Records since their iconic ‘blue album’ debut in 1981.
SHEL HOLIDAY SINGLE
In celebration of the holiday season, the Nashville via Fort Collins band of four sisters SHEL have shared a stunning, homemade silhouette video of the classic holiday song “Sleigh Ride.” Watch the beautifully crafted, Tim Burton-esque video here.
“We’d always wanted to shoot a silhouette music video. As soon as we’d finished recording, we knew ‘Sleigh Ride’ was the perfect track to try one out on,” says Sarah Holbrook of SHEL. “We bought some eggnog and Eva went to work creating the puppets out of construction paper. As soon as we perfected the lighting (no easy task it turns out) we started shooting for the next 2 nights. We shot each take at least ten times to make sure we had it and then it was all about the editing!”
PHARMAKON SHARES ‘BESTIAL BURDEN’ SHORT FILM
Pharmakon is announcing her 2015 U.S. tour today as well as sharing a short film based around the concept of her album Bestial Burden. The film was a collaborative effort, directed by Margaret Chardiet as well as mixed media artist Nina Hartmann. The film first appeared on DVD as part of the limited edition, mailorder only version of Pharmakon’s Bestial Burden LP and now is available for free to view anytime via the Sacred Bones YouTube page. The film brings to mind the aesthetic of some of the legendary Target Video releases.
ETIQUETTE NEW VIDEO
Etiquette is a new band, but its faces are familiar. Graham Walsh and Julie Fader are creative and domestic partners whose collective résumé unites not only Canada’s myriad musical communities—from folk-rock to noise-punk—but the generations between them. Walsh is best known as a member of electro-punk armada Holy F**k, and as a producer for nationally acclaimed newcomers like Metz, Viet Cong and Hannah Georgas; Fader, a renowned visual artist, has released an album of ethereal indie-pop under her own name while also lending her voice to artists such as Sarah Harmer, Chad VanGaalen, Blue Rodeo and Great Lake Swimmers.
AUSTIN MAHONE RELEASES MEMOIR
Yesterday, Mahomies received just what they had been waiting for all holiday season with the release of Austin Mahone’s memoir Austin Mahone: Just How It Happened: My Official Story on Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Packed with exclusive childhood photos, the 224-page book provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the teen superstar’s life.
JESSIE J RELEASES VIDEO FOR “MASTERPIECE”
JESSIE J has just released the music video for “Masterpiece”, the third single from her latest full-length album, Sweet Talker [LAVA/Republic Records] which debuted in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart following its October 14th release. Earning the #10 spot, the release marks the award-winning multiplatinum singer and songwriter’s debut Top 10 entry on the respective chart.
POUND OF FLESH NEW VIDEO
Chicago, IL alt-electronic hard rock group POUND OF FLESH (featuring former Ministry keyboardist Darrell James) recently released their latest album Pills via WuLi Records and INgrooves Music Group. Today, REVOLVER Magazine is exclusively hosting a brand music video for the new track “One-Time Offer”. Watch the video here:
The track is the first single from Luxley’s upcoming album. Slated for release in early 2015, Luxley’s Spirit EP marks the return of co-producer and former Passion Pit member Ayad Al-Adhamy to the world of catchy, synth-pop hooks from his guitar driven, punk rock anthem slinging project Team Spirit and production of Black Bell Record. Luxley just finished up a North American tour with Bombay Bicycle Club and Milo Greene.
YAHOO MUSIC PREMIERES FAR EAST MOVEMENT’S MINI DOC
Koreatown’s electro hip-hop ambassadors Far East Movement team with Yahoo Music to premiere the second part of their mini documentary series which delves deeper into the 1992 LA Riots as experienced by the old and new K-town community. The group teamed up with their hometown LA Weekly to premiere part one of the series.
NEW ALBUM BY DAN SIEGEL OUT NOW
It’s been five years since Dan Siegel released a new recording and the cover of his 20th disc, “Indigo,” which was released Tuesday (Dec. 9) on the DSM label, provides a glimpse of the musical content. Stylish black & white photos shot by Siegel in Paris, Berkeley, Malibu and Irvine colored in muted shades of indigo reflect the melodic beauty and idyllic romance that illuminate Siegel’s ten original compositions that are fully-orchestrated acoustic jazz renderings produced by Grammy-nominated bassist Brian Bromberg and Siegel. Already welcomed to the playlist of 26 jazz radio outlets across the U.S., including a bunch of major market stations from coast to coast, “Indigo” was the No. 1 most-added album last week on the CMJ Jazz chart.
IDINA MENZEL’S HOLIDAY WISHES BREAKS INTO BILLBOARD TOP TEN
With her Christmas album Holiday Wishes, Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel has landed her first ever Top 10 album on the Billboard Top 200 chart and her first #1 adult contemporary single with “Baby It’s Cold Outside” featuring Michael Bublé. Holiday Wishes is available now on Warner Bros. Records. The track trended globally immediately following Idina and Michael’s debut worldwide performance of the song on The X Factor UK’s semi-finals on December 7 in London.
MINI MANSIONS’ NEO-NOIR-SEX-DEATH-PSYCH-INTERROGATION VIDEO
Noisey drops Mini Mansions’ video for “Death Is A Girl,” the first single from their upcoming album, The Great Pretenders, due in early 2015 on T Bone Burnett’s Electromagnectic Recordings, via Capitol Recordsin the U.S. and Fiction Recordsin the UK.
BROODS ANNOUNCE 2015 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR
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 what Entertainment Weekly called ‘uncluttered songwriting and haunting knack for synth-propped melody’.
Having just completed a sold-out US tour supporting UK soul artist Sam Smith, a massive sold-out show at the El Rey theatre in Los Angeles, and a stint down at Austin City Limits, the New Zealand duo are headed back to the states with US dates beginning in March.
STURGILL SIMPSON PERFORMS “THE PROMISE” ON “LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS”
Produced once again by friend and trusted collaborator Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Lindi Ortega, Jamey Johnson), Metamodern Sounds In Country Music was recorded live-to-tape at Nashville’s LCS studio over four days in late 2013. Of the album, Simpson comments, “Myriad worldly offerings—religion, drugs, and more—all claim to be the omnipotent universal truth, but in my experience, love is the only certainty. That’s what this record is about.”
PRINCE ROYCE PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO NOW FOR “STUCK ON A FEELING FEAT. SNOOP DOGG”
Link to “Stuck on a Feeling” video:
KALIN AND MYLES ANNOUNCE ‘DEDICATION EP’
KALIN AND MYLES are set to release their brand new Dedication EP [Republic Records] at all digital partners on December 15, 2014.
In support of their new music, the Bay Area “hip-pop” duo will embark on The Dedication Tour, hitting 50 major markets across North America and Canada. The tour begins February 17 at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA and finishes up April 21 at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver, BC. Tickets for the tour will go on-sale December 12th at 9a PT / 12p ET at www.kalinandmyles.com. After two sold out U.S. tours in 2014, this will undoubtedly be one of the year’s hottest tours and most in-demand tickets. The band announced the tour dates this week and immediately trended worldwide on Twitter with #DedicationTour from the overwhelming support of their fans!
DAVE KOZ TEAMS UP WITH VIRAL SENSATION SEXY SAX MAN, SERGIO FLORES, AND BOB SAGET
In the “Let It Snow” Saxy Sleigh Ride Serenade video, which premieres today, saxophonist Dave Koz teams up with viral sensation Sexy Sax Man, Sergio Flores, to serenade unsuspecting passengers being given a Lyft ride by actor/comedian/author Bob Saget (“Entourage,” “Full House,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos”), who plays the “Best. Driver. Ever.” The video, which was created by UCLA graduate film students, Zach Marion (director) and Emma Kragen (cinematographer) of Zemma Productions, can be seen at:
ENDERSON “IT IS OKAY?”
What does Cajun Country and Boston have in common? Both areas have influenced the up and coming Louisianan pop punk outfit Enderson, who have just announced that they have signed with Imminence Records. Enderson joins a roster that features pop punk influenced bands Backslashes And Bad Ideas and Definitely A First. Vocalist Dylan Frederick commented on the signing, “It feels like every day that goes by, our pursuit to continue this dream continues to be fueled. All the love and support from our fans pulled us through some dark times. With that said we are proud to announce that our dream is becoming a reality after signing with Imminence Records.”
JOHNNYSWIM PERFORM “CHRISTMAS WALTZ” ON “LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL”
To celebrate the release of their A JOHNNYSWIM Christmas EP, out now via Big Picnic Records, the acclaimed husband-and-wife team performed “Christmas Waltz” on “Live with Kelly and Michael.” Watch the clip here:
SPANK ROCK & AMANDA BLANK LIVE
Spank Rock has released a video of his club smash “Gully” featuring Amanda Blank Live at “Check Yo Ponytail” hot on the heels of his new EP ‘The Upside’ that came out yesterday via Bad Blood / Boys Noize Records. The song has been a DJ favorite this year featured in sets from Skrillex, Atrak, Brodinski, Annie Mac and more.
THE READY SET PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “FANGZ”
The band recently announced a holiday show at The Mint in Los Angeles, CA on December 17th. The show hosted by Buzznet starts at 8PM and will have acoustic performances by Metro Station, The Downtown Fiction, Trevor Dahl, Up On The Clouds, Goldhouse DJ and other special guests.
KURUPT’S NEW MIXTAPE “KURUPT’S MOON ROCK” AVAILABLE ON DATPIFF
DPG rap veteran Kurupt releases a free project, Kurupt’s Moon Rock via mixtape host site DatPiff. With 18 brand new tracks, the mixtape features Wiz Khalifa, BReal, Too Short, Mally Mall and Scoe and is specially hosted by West Coast DJ pioneer Julio G.
THADEUS GONZALEZ (EX-ELECTRIC SISTER) RELEASES LYRIC VIDEO FOR “WHITE”
“White” is a powerful, autobiographical ballad about lies and truth. “I wrote this song based on my own experiences wrestling with dishonesty and having the same dishonesty come back to me from others. There is a saying “If you spot it, you got it,” and it made me think being 100% honest is not realistic, so “white” lies are the result. Not speaking the truth completely, but just enough to get by in this life, a tough life, is what inspired me to write this song.”
GARDENS NEW ALBUM STREAM
Chicago indie rockers GARDENS are streaming their new album “Death In The Family’ on Propertyofzack. ‘Death In The Family’ was recorded with Ryan Ellery (Self Defense Family) at The Panda Studios and was mastered by Piper Payne at Michael Romanowski Mastering. The band is featured in the latest issue of Alternative Press, with the magazine calling their sound, “ambient and emotionally charged.”
UNDERMINE “SUPERHERO” MP3
Listed as the eighth track on their self-titled album, ‘Superhero’ maintains the dynamic mix of great guitar riffs and melody while stepping up the tempo.
The Adelaide group recorded ‘Superhero’ as part of their debut album at Ultrasonic Studios in Brisbane. The album was produced by Grammy nominated and multi-Juno Award winning record producer and audio engineer Brandon Friesen (Nickelback, Comeback Kid, Sum 41, The Music), mixed in Los Angeles by the internationally acclaimed Keith Armstrong (Santana, Billy Talent, Joe Cocker, Bon Jovi) and mastered by Tom Baker (30 Seconds to Mars, Hoobastank, The Living End, Velvet Revolver) at Precision Mastering.
COLDPLAY PREMIERE “MIRACLES”
Coldplay have today unveiled a brand new song, “Miracles”, which was written especially for the upcoming Universal Pictures’ film Unbroken. The song is available to stream at:
EMBODY “WITH YOU”
Lithuanian born and London based producer Embody returns with another collaboration with https://www.facebook.com/Barnaby.Official. 6 months since Embody revealed his first solo production , ‘Make A Stand’, has seen him achieve over 5 million plays for his music and remixes.
Listen to Embody – With You (Feat. Barnaby) here, it’s also free to download via soundcloud:
THE JULIANA HATFIELD THREE REUNITE + “IF I COULD”
The Juliana Hatfield Three has reformed with the original lineup of Todd Philips (drums), Dean Fisher (bass), and Juliana Hatfield (guitar, vocals, keyboards, percussion) to release their sophomore album Whatever, My Love available February 17th on American Laundromat Records.
Recorded at Nuthouse Recording in Hoboken, NJ and co-produced by Hatfield and Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, Guided By Voices, Minor Alps), the twelve songs on Whatever, My Love are gorgeous and punk, sleazy and sweet, unsentimental and funny. Hatfield, humble as always, acknowledges that, “We haven’t totally reinvented the wheel or anything” with this new album and that the recordings exhibit “stuff I am sort of known for, I guess”: a guitar-centric melodicism and lyrical examinations of emotional confusion. “But I am a lot more confident now than I was then with the first album…”
BOOME1000 “DRUNK ASTRONAUT”
Atlanta/Dallas-based rapper Boome1000 presents “Drunk Astronaut”, the Weisbeatz-produced new single from his new album Space Jamz 3, featuring Taylor Gang’s Tuki Carter, UFC Fighter Sean Spencer, Velora, and Kasun as well as production from Kroniq, Captism, Weisbeatz, Street Carnivore, Oxygen, JBreezz Beatz and Tha Saint.
PROMISE ME EMPIRE LYRIC VIDEO
Southern New Hampshire melodic metalcore outfit Promise Me Empires has released their lyric video for single “Like Sheep.” The lyric video, which was done by John Spinney Productions, serves as promotion for their soon to be released new single and 2015 tours. The band has also been hard at work writing their new release that they will begin to record later this month at Project 2 Studios. “Like Sheep” comes off the band’s 2013 EP, entitled Hierarchy, which was recorded at Zing Studios and can be bought on Bandcamp.
WEEKEND MONEY “BREAK SPINAL”
The release of “Break Spinal” comes on the heels of Well$’s new loosie “Twobrothers,” which features a strong production team in Sipho the Gift, Alec Lomami, and the Tutankhamun Brothers. The track premiered on XXL, who claim “the Charlotte rapper spits vivid rhymes over soothing drums,” adding that “Well$ raps about his dreams of the future and his hunger for more.” The loose single and guest verse drop in anticipation of a big 2015 for Well$, as he plans to release his Sophisticated Trap EP in the first quarter.
D.FOCIS FREE ALBUM
‘Title Goes Here” is produced, written, recorded, mixed and mastered by D.Focis. A true labor of love, with this album D has truly found his voice in music. Style and substance are in complete harmony throughout the project with array of genres are tackled effortlessly. From the soulful choir and horns of “Yes”, to the blues influence on “Runaround” and the perfectly chopped sample on “I Am We”, this album brings balance and variety. The few guest appearances are tastefully placed and only serve to enhance the quality of each song that they’re used. Artists like gospel singer Clareta Haddon-Jackson, Emcee Sash La’ki, and R&B Vocalist Michael Paradise make appearances that are memorable to say the least. This is an album that you ride to.