JACK WHITE’S LAZARETTO #1 SELLING VINYL RELEASE OF 2014
It’s official: with the final sales week of 2014 having drawn to a close, Jack White’s Lazaretto (Third Man Records/Columbia) is the #1 selling vinyl release of 2014. With 86,707 copies of its ULTRA LP sole vinyl configuration sold in the U.S. since its June 10 release, and a worldwide total exceeding 150,000, Lazaretto not only took the top spot in the 2014 vinyl sales chart—it posted the highest vinyl sales year of the Soundscan era.
NEWBORN SINGLE “UMA”
Hard alt/rock trio Newborn releases the second single, “Uma,” from their forthcoming debut EP, Broken Virgo, due out February 10, 2015. Self-recording the EP at Grand Street Studios, the Coney-Island natives are forging a path for a new generation of rock lovers with a DIY attitude and mainstream accessibility.
FREE SINGLE FROM ROMERO
Recorded in Madison’s DNA Studios, this is the third time the band has worked with producer Mark Whitcomb; most recently on Romero’s 2013 Take The Potion LP. Producer, Frank Arkwright, of the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, UK, was the mastering engineer for the project. Arkwright’s discography reads like a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of music. He has worked with some of the world’s greatest bands, including Arcade Fire, The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, Coldplay, Oasis, Snow Patrol and Primal Scream.
KNIFE “MOST ENTERTAMED” VIDEO
Savannah, GA-based rapper and Dope Sandwich label head KNife presents the self-directed music video for “Most Entertamed”, the new single from his new album Iconoclast, featuring Miggs, Allone and Electric Grandma. Milwaukee producer Mammyth handles production on “Most Entertamed” as well as the entirety of Iconoclast.
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘IMMORTAL’
To celebrate FROOT, Marina And The Diamonds has introduced “Froot of the Month,” a series through which she will share 1 new track every month until the release of the album. Fans who pre-order the album will receive a download of the single “FROOT” and will automatically receive one download a month of other “FROOTS” until the album’s release in April 2015.
WAR ON WOMEN PREMIERE NEW SONG ON ALTPRESS.COM
Listen to “Servilia”, the first track to premiere from War On Women’s S/T full-length debut now on AltPress.com. War On Women will be available on CD, LP and Digital formats on February 10th and is up for pre-order now via B9Store.com.
PIONEERING N.E.R.D. TRIO PHARRELL WILLIAMS, CHAD HUGO, AND SHAE HALEY DROP FIRST NEW MUSIC IN FIVE YEARS
Acclaimed hip hop trio N.E.R.D., featuring Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shae Haley, has reunited for the sake of Bikini Bottom, delivering their first new music in nearly five years for the new SpongeBob SquarePants theatrical release, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, which hits theaters February 6, 2015.
N.E.R.D. created three new songs for the much-anticipated film. The first song, “Squeeze Me,” is available everywhere today, including iTunes and Spotify. In addition, N.E.R.D. has contributed two other songs to be released in the coming weeks, “Patrick Star” and “Sandy Squirrel,” named for two of SpongeBob’s most trusted sidekicks.
THE GREAT WORK “YELLOW DIAMOND”
THE GREAT WORK are closing out 2014 in a phenomenal way by premiering their latest single, “YELLOW DIAMOND,” via Hellhound Magazine.The hard-hitting new single is the follow up to the attention grabbing “Medicate the Babies Awake,” which was released late last month. Continuing in the series of singles, “Yellow Diamond,” does not disappoint with its ecstatic hooks and singer Mitchell Young’s on-point vocals. The intricate guitar work and prominent rhythm section infuse to bring a whole new sound to the table.
FINAL CONFESSION NEW SINGLE
Independent Michigan outfit Final Confession is excited to unleash their first new material since their debut EP entitled Ascension was released in March of 2014 on iTunes and Bandcamp. “Succubus” is the band’s lead single off their forthcoming April 20th yet to be titled EP. The new EP will mark the Flint, MI quartet’s second release in as any years as they have already exploded in their local scene and are currently looking to expand quickly in the next year with their dedication and energy setting them apart from the rest.
NEW VIDEO BY ARIANO & JADE RIVER
Southern California’s Ariano starts off 2015 with a new single and video, “Ride On”, produced by Jade River from Portland, Oregon. Directed by Wackoe, “Ride On” is an aggressive song with in your face lyrics about not backing down from the industry and the challenges of life. The production showcases Jade River’s trap style and allows Ariano to take a step back from singing and spit some bars. After working with everyone from Crooked I to Snoop Dogg over the past 10 years, Ariano shows that he still has plenty to say in 2015. Be on the lookout for the new EP