SHAGGY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “I NEED YOUR LOVE”
Multi-platinum Grammy award winning musician Shaggy has not stopped presenting his versatile style of reggae and dancehall to a global market in the years since he achieved worldwide success with hits like “Boombastic” and Billboard #1s “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel.” Most recently, in collaboration with longtime friend and producer Costi, Shaggy joined forces with Afro-Pop star Mohombi and Australian singer Faydee on the new track “I Need Your Love”. The single will be released digitally on December 23rd on the Brooklyn Knights/Ranch Entertainment label, in association with RAL (RED Associated Labels.)
THE DOUGH ROLLERS ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR WITH THE BLACK KEYS
New York City based blues-rockers, The Dough Rollers, announce European tour in support of rock duo The Black Keys’ Turn Blue tour. See dates below. The Dough Rollers are fresh off their tour with English rock star, Billy Idol for his Kings & Queens of The Underground European tour. The band also recently released their EP Gone Baby Gone on vinyl via Third Man Records.
JAKE MCMULLEN “ALWAYS”
Check out indie folk/rock singer Jake McMullen and the highly anticipated video for his latest single “Always” (recently featured on Folk Radio UK) from his forthcoming EP, set to release Spring of 2015. Watch here.
Born and raised in California, McMullen moved to Nashville to pursue a career in songwriting. At the young age of twenty-one, McMullen is already an accomplished songwriter and experienced performer, having toured extensively on the west coast. ”The video for ‘Always’…captures perfectly that depth of solitude and heartache so prevalent in the lyrics.” (Folk Radio UK)
CHADWICK STOKES’ NEW SONG PREMIERES AT UTNE READER
Recorded at Chicago’s Shirk Studios and L.A.’s House of Blues studio, The Horse Comanche was co-produced by Sam Beam of Iron and Wine, Brian Deck (Gomez, Josh Ritter) and Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart). Also featured on the 10-track album are special guests Lucius on the song “New Haven.” Of the new album, Stokes comments, “We started recording the album this past January in Chicago during the Polar Vortex. I couldn’t believe that everyone showed up that first day—school had been canceled, restaurants were closed and cars were abandoned in the middle of the street (my van included). As Sam (Beam) stepped inside and warmed up, I remember Brian Deck saying, ‘I got a good feeling about this cold. Nothing of any worth was ever made easily.’”
NEW SINGLE BY ROGIZZ
RoGizz concludes an exceptionally busy yet productive 2014 by dropping his highly anticipated release: “Interview with a Schizo 2: Perception Is Reality” (IWAS2). The mixtape project features Vinny Cha$e, DUBB, Jose Guapo, Sean Falyon, Caleb James, St. Millie, Fatboi Fre$h, TREE and Big Hus.
dj eMpTy “MICHAEL” VIDEO
North Hollywood, CA producer dj eMpTy presents the Valerian Zamel-directed music video for “Michael”, the title track from his new album Demonology Vol. 1. eMpTy started off as a drummer, launching numerous punk, surf-rock, and hip hop bands and then finally picked up the turntables in 2001. He has rocked countless clubs and dance floors around the country as well as deejayed for a number of Los Angeles hip hop acts Tabernacle MCz, Mista Perkins, Hornz & Halos, David Ruffin Jr and Radio Traffic.
50 MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF 2015
With the start of the new year, Consequence of Sound is anxiously awaiting all the great music the coming months will hold. In anticipation, they’ve published their guide to 2015’s most exciting albums.
Listeners can look forward Sleater-Kinney’s impending reunion record, new music from Radiohead, solo expeditions from Brandon Flowers and Will Butler, and long-awaited releases from hip-hop heavyweights Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar.
CHRIS RIFFLE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SHAKE ME UP”
A native of Washington State, Riffle has been writing and performing folk music since childhood. He developed a solid following in Washington, opening for Death Cab for Cutie and in NY collaborating with members of The Mars Volta, Ollabelle, and Antony and the Johnsons. On the touring front, Chris’ travels have taken him to both coasts, as well as a trip to Alaska. His last EP Another Dream was in rotation at over 150 stations and featured on Sirius XM.
SONS OF TEXAS SIGN WITH RAZOR & TIE + REVOLVER.COM PREMIERES DEBUT VIDEO TODAY
Sons of Texas announce today that they have signed with Razor & Tie. The five piece band from McAllen, Texas recorded their debut album Baptized in the Rio Grande with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira). The album is scheduled for release on March 3rd, 2015.
THE CLOAKS NEW VIDEO
Surrounded by their good friends throughout the night. Cameos by Abstract Rude, Existereo, 2Mex, Pigeon John, Awkward (Cloaks producer) and ‘Low End Theory’ residents D-Styles (who is responsible for the scratches on Magnificent Freedom) Gas Lamp Killer and Daddy Kev. Awol One, Gel Roc and RoachTheDj illustrate how Magnificent their Freedom is indeed.
With imagery of an American flag, masked men in ski masks aka Cloaksman and heavy lyrics. The video and song carry a strong undertone where thoughts are provoked and questions are asked. Is our freedom taken for granted? What are we fighting for? As well as, an opposing theme of bullying coming to mind. Whether to be taken literal or from the standpoint of Outlier’s vantage point on the state of affairs as a society.
JAMES BURROWS NEW SINGLE “DISCO”
Toronto-based singer songwriter, James Burrows, is hitting the road in Ontario and Quebec to celebrate the video release of his first single, “Disco” from his eagerly anticipated album Paradise Cinema.
Paradise Cinema is James’ first studio recording and was produced by David Brandwein (Turkuaz, Little Electric, Rachael Cardiello) at Galaxy Smith Studios in Brooklyn, New York. This is an album grounded in the struggle to make the best out of what are all too often bad options.
SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS IN ROLLING STONE
As reported earlier today in Rolling Stone, Scott Weiland, “one of rock’s most dynamic front men” (Spin Mag), and his band the Wildabouts, will release their first album ever on March 31. Titled BLASTER, the album was produced by Rick Parker [Black Rebel Motorcycle Club] and recorded throughout 2014 at Lavish Studios in Burbank and at The Sandbox in Beachwood Canyon. BLASTER features twelve tracks, all but one were written by Weiland. Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts will hit the road in February in support of the new project, with tickets going on sale January 9 for the first 13 shows (see itinerary below). Additional shows will be added, but the 2x Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling songwriter/vocalist Weiland and his band already have a busy spring, with previously announced shows at SXSW, the Sundance Film Festival and additional festival dates.
DIET CIG “SCENE SICK”
Diet Cig is a pop rock band from New Paltz, NY, fronted by Alex Luciano with Noah Bowman of Earl Boykins (Forged Artifacts) on drums. The five charming songs on the debut Over Easy EP, written by Alex in the comforts of her bedroom, capture the innocence of adolescence and infatuation.
Over Easy was recorded on Halloween 2014 with Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Co in New Paltz, NY (Porches, Quarterbacks, Earl Boykins) and mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music. Over Easy will be released February 24th, 2015 with the support of Father/Daughter Records.
STREAM THE NEW TURNSTILE ALBUM
In light of the release of their new album, Turnstile are streaming Nonstop Feeling in its entirety now on Noisey.com. The album is scheduled for a January 13th release via Reaper Records and Turnstile will tour the globe in support of it from January 15th through April 9th.
LITTLE BRUTES PREMIERE ‘DESIRE’ EP VIA ROOKIE
Little Brutes also announced last month that the track, “Make Our Own Way”, will be the theme music for the upcoming new NBC series, “One Big Happy”, starring Elisha Cuthbert. The comedy will premiere March 17. As Little Brutes, Cantu and Siverman have written a number of songs featured on television and film, with the singles, “We Must Pay”, featured on Rizzoli & Isles, and “Do It All Again” in the opening credits of the feature film, Mutual Friends.
STEVEN ADLER (GnR) DONATES PERSONAL EXPERIENCE TO AUCTION
Only 1 day till the auction opens for multi-platinum Rock Hall of Famer STEVEN ADLER’s private meeting and personal practice drum kit to open for bids. Wednesday, January 7rh at 9am EST the auction opens live – This is a very special and rare package and is the first-ever personal experience Adler has donated. This is truly a chance of a lifetime!
ADAM K’S NEW TRACK WILL MAKE YOU “COME ALIVE”
It’s a new year with new music and Adam K is diving into 2015 with an energetic, uplifting track called “Come Alive.” Out now on Ultra Music and featuring Matthew Steeper’s Green Day-esque vocals mashed with acoustic guitar riffs and luscious synthesized melodies, “Come Alive” will have you singing along before the first minute has passed.
RUBY THE HATCHET: CONVERSE X DECIBEL COLLABO
Philadelphia psychedelic doombringers RUBY THE HATCHET are one of heavy music’s finest on-the-rise bands. The critically acclaimed psych metal group will release its new album, Valley of the Snake, on February 24 via Tee Pee Records. The hotly-tipped quintet, who MetalSucks says, “graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Led Zeppelin School of Proto Metal, where they majored in Sabbath and minored in Deep Purple,” and whose “brand of psychedelia should drive fans of bands like Baroness, Ghost, and Royal Thunder absolutely wild,” recorded the new LP at Retro City Studios in Germantown, PA.
“FADE OUT LINES” GO VIRAL WITH 9 MILLION + VIEWS
In order to create the entrancing “Fade Out Lines,” French artist and producer THE AVENER reinterpreted Phoebe Killdeer and The Short Straws’ song “The Fade Out Line.” It’s a delicately dark and undeniably hypnotic mix of deep house, propulsive handclaps, and alternative pop. The Avener has ghost-produced numerous club hits overseas, his delicate, radiant style has been welcomed as a So French Touch of Elegance, a rediscovery of the missing link between harmonic emotion and the urge to dance.
EXPIRE ANNOUNCE U.S. CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH ROTTING OUT IN MARCH
Expire hit the road hard in 2014 in support of their new record, Pretty Low, touring Canada with Every Time I Die, spanning their own country with Stray from the Path, doing their own headlining tours, playing This Is Hardcore and Oneonta Punk, and much more. They’ll start 2015 much the same way: on the road, first supporting Four Year Strong’s January headlining tour that will go from the northeast U.S. and Canada to down south and back up along the east coast. Also just announced, Expire will be co-headlining a US run with Rotting Out for three weeks in March.
SEAGULLS VIDEO “YOU AND ME”
Somewhere between your campfire and where the tide meets the sand is where Seagulls makes its home.
Secluded in a West Virginia cabin, Seagulls recorded their debut LP, Great Pine, due to be released on February 3rd 2015. From rich vocal harmonies to lush string arrangements, Great Pine’s airtight folk songs are fully formed but never forced. It’s tough to make music so easy.
TEAR OUT THE HEART NEW SINGLE
TEAR OUT THE HEART have released “I’ve Got Secrets”, the blistering new single from the upcoming album Dead, Everywhere, out January 27th. For more from their forthcoming album, watch the music video for the single “Feel Real” here.
WORLDWIDE EXECUTIVE AND PRESIDENT OF EA MUSIC GROUP STEVE SCHNUR TO GUEST ON NEXT EPISODE OF “RENMAN LIVE”
Renman Music & Business, the music industry mentoring website founded by longtime industry veteran Steve Rennie (aka “Renman”), will broadcast the next episode of its Renman Live web show with special guest Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive and President of EA Music Group, on Wednesday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. EST on the Renman Music & Business YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/renmanmb.
SPOOK THE HORSES NEW SINGLE
As New Zealand’s three-guitar sextet, SPOOK THE HORSES, prepares their sophomore LP, Rainmaker, for release in less than a month, global media outlet, Vice Magazine, has released a new single from the textured post-doom/hardcore opus.
MYSTIC REVEALERS REUNITE
Head east out of Kingston, Jamaica, past the city’s industrial waterfront and Norman Manley International Airport, and you’ll come upon the community of Eight Miles Bull Bay. There, along the beach, you’ll find Jamnesia, one of the most unique and eclectic outposts on an island that’s world renowned for such places. Equal parts community center, surf school, skateboard park and music venue, the one-of-a-kind hub known as Jamnesia is the homebase of guitarist, vocalist, surf legend and soap opera star Billy Wilmot and the famed Mystic Revealers.
FEED HER TO THE SHARKS RELEASE NEW SINGLE
New to the VICTORY RECORDS roster, Melbourne, Australia’s FEED HER TO THE SHARKS have released “The World Is Yours”, the first track from their new album, Fortitude, coming February 10th. After taking to the road with peers such as Suicide Silence and Asking Alexandria, 2015 will offer the bands most impressive material to date, and Fortitude showcases FEED HER TO THE SHARKS calculated complexity and brutally melodic direction.
WRAITH “FOR THE MASSES”
Supersonic Media are proud to present “For The Masses” the debut genre busting release from up and coming Croatian born producer Wraith. Marked as one to watch for 2015, Wraith cut his teeth remixing bootlegs of big Industrial and Dark Wave acts at the tender age of 15 in his home studio in the small fishing village where he grew up. Hugely influenced by the likes of Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode, Wraith was keen to put a modern house spin on their tracks.
THE GITAS TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM “GARLAND”
Los Angeles, CA rock band THE GITAS will kick off 2015 with the January 27 release date for their first LP, GARLAND.
GARLAND was mixed and produced by Jaron Luksa (AMANDA PALMER, JOHN LEGEND, FOSTER THE PEOPLE, ALABAMA SHAKES) at his studio The Rattle Room and featured the new single “Mood For Love,” which was released on December 10 and is currently available here. Along with lead singer and guitarist Sasha Chemerov, the tracks feature Los Angeles session players: Matt Lucich on Drums (TRAPT), Joe Guese on bass (THE CLICK 5) and Alex Burke on keys (BILLY RAY CYRUS, GRANT LEE PHILLIPS).
FUJAKO “KOSMIC EXCENTRICITY”
International duo Fujako, composed of Jonathan Uliel Saldanha and Nyko Esterle, follow the dub-heavy Soul Buzz release on Angstrom Records with Exobell, an eight-track EP that draws inspiration from the esoteric and delves into a more stripped-down sound.
Exobell is an invented word. A protective suit (Exo) made of vibrations (Bells), this creation provides a versatile mental image and context for the music. The pair purposefully draw inspiration from the word and the ideas it conjures: mysticism, apotropaism (rituals to avert evil long associated with bells), the animist relations between the city and its diverse elements and the sense of dread and all-encompassing dystopia that arises when you look too closely at technology’s forward march into our world and the hyper-communication it provides.
MILKY CHANCE NEW VIDEO
Flashed Junk Mind is the new single from Milky Chance, out 16th February on Ignition Records. The third single to be taken from the German duo’s hit debut album Sadnecessary, Flashed Junk Mind follows the Radio 1 A-listed singles Stolen Dance and Down By The River. Milky Chance weave together elegant electronic production with acoustic guitars and lilting, lush vocals, into a style unequivocally their own. It’s uniquely modern pop that has resonated with a truly international audience; Stolen Dance has had over 70 million YouTube views and has been a No.1 hit across the world, including the USA where it topped the Alternative Chart for 10 weeks.
QUE QNA “DON’T HURT ME”
New York-bred, Las Vegas-based rapper and Attain Media Group co-founder Que QNA presents the Terric Bennett-directed music video for “Don’t Hurt Me”, his new single produced by Hungarian producer Smithmusix. “‘Don’t Hurt Me’ in a nutshell was a futuristic vision of my life being played out in my mind with a girl I just met, and weighing the pros and cons of the rare chance it actually happens with a boastful, sexual and comedic twist,” Que says. He is currently working on a new EP, due for release next year.
VIRGINIA KEY GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL INFO
The inclusive four-day arts and culture extravaganza known as the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music, Art and Dance will return to the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park (4020 Virginia Beach Drive Key Biscayne, FL 33149) Thursday, February 19, 2015 through Sunday, February 22, 2015. A week of camping, dance, cooking and movement workshops will precede the festival during GrassRoots Culture Camp, starting Sunday February 15th.
This year’s lineup will feature Rubblebucket, Marco Benevento, Keith Frank, AJ Ghent Band, Big Mean Sound Machine, Donna the Buffalo, Swear and Shake, Telekenetic Walrus, Danay Suárez, Morikeba Kouyate, Locos Por Juana, MC Yogi, Jim Lauderdale, the Spam Allstars, Afrobeta and 40+ other acts.
ELLIE GOULDING RELEASES “LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO”
Multimillion selling recording artist Ellie Goulding releases her new single “Love Me Like You Do” today via Cherrytree / Interscope Records. The song, produced by Max Martin, was written for Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ hotly anticipated upcoming film FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and is featured on the soundtrack. The song is available now for digital download and for streaming on digital subscription services.
Tropics AKA Chris Ward has released the title track to his sophomore album “Rapture”. His latest offering is a piano driven track that builds into an enlightening tale of truth in which Ward’s elegant delivery aims to strip the cloak of secrecy and lies from his relationship. The ‘Rapture’ LP comes on 2/17 via Innovative Leisure.
DODOS PREMIERE NEW SONG “RETRIEVER”
San Francisco duo the Dodos have premiered a third song from their upcoming album Individ, “Retriever”, today via DIY Magazine. Individ will arrive in stores on January 27 on Polyvinyl Records (Dine Alone Records in Canada/Morr Music in Europe), with the Dodos hitting the road in support starting February 10 in Sacramento, CA.
THE AFGHAN WINGS “THE LOTTERY”
The Afghan Whigs have delivered a fun, self-directed, GoPro-filmed video for “The Lottery,” one of the standouts from the band’s latest Do to the Beast.
Greg Dulli says of the visual, “Meet Ryan O’Hara, our monitor engineer and cougar magnet. He wakes up everyday with a smile on his face and something positive to share with you. Every night during the gig he performs a parallel show behind the board and it’s phenomenal to watch. Occasionally, I’ll forget to sing because I’m watching him turn into Bez from Happy Mondays. But that’s rock and roll for you. It keeps you young.”
BOOGEY ROBINSON “COME SHINE”
Boogey attempts to shine the mirror in the eyes of rappers, fans, the industry, and society itself. All done over a smooth beat for his upcoming EP “27 Miles”.
FIFTH HARMONY AND MTV PRESENTS ANNOUNCE THE REFLECTION TOUR
In conjunction with MTV Presents, award-winning, gold-selling pop five-piece Fifth Harmony (Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, and Dinah Jane) excitedly reveal the 2015 dates for The Reflection Tour. This will be their first headline tour of the new year.
KODALINE VIDEO “HONEST”
Irish rock band Kodaline is set to release their sophomore album, Coming Up For Air on March 24th via RCA Records. The band also releases the music video for “Honest”, the first single from the highly anticipated album. “Honest” was written by the group and produced by Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, One Direction). The 12 track album will be available for pre-order starting January 27th at iTunes. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat of an additional track off the album entitled “Unclear.”
TOMÁS PAGÁN MOTTA + MAGNET PREMIERES IMPASSIONED, AMERICANA-INFORMED “I DON’T CARE”
Tomás Pagán Motta is a Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter informed by the traditions of folk, roots and Americana. Previously recording and releasing music under the pseudonym The Petticoat Tearoom, Motta has crafted a stunning eponymous debut record, set for release on March 3, 2015 via 8 Gang Switch.
The first taste is “I Don’t Care,” an emotive and energetic track with a warm twang (thanks to a healthy dose of slide), premiering as a free download via Magnet Magazine.