HAPPY FANGS “LONE WOLVES”
Guitarist Michael Cobra states: “Lone Wolves” is one of the last songs we wrote for the album. Rebecca and I collaborated on the lyrics as we wanted them to fit well with how heavy and fast the music was. It originated as vignettes about people I hung out with as a kid. I grew up in a small town in Kansas and anyone there that didn’t conform to the norm, loners, punks, skaters, metal kids, goth kids, all ended up hanging out together because there was nobody else to fit in with. These were the people that introduced me to punk, metal, art and sub-cultures that were from from the wheat fields we were surrounded by. “Lone Wolves” is about having a club of people that could care less about fitting into a club. It’s about finding your tribe.
Head below for this exclusive song premiere:
COLD SNAP NEW VIDEO
COLD SNAP have partnered with Bloody-Disgusting.com to release their new music video for the song ‘Silent Killer’. The song comes off their third studio album ‘World War 3’, slated for release on January 13. In this video, the members of Cold Snap are held captive like rats by a mad scientist in his laboratory. He tries to poison them, however… the band fight back with their music!
HAERTS PERFORMS “WINGS” ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
New York City-based band HAERTS made their network television debut last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers, performing their breakthrough song “Wings.” Watch here:
CALIGULAS HORSE PREMIERES ”A GIFT TO AFTERTHOUGHT”
Caligulas Horse is an Australian powerhouse, delivering progressive rock that seamlessly blends grand technicality with raw honesty. Such a commanding sound immediately comes through on A Gift To Afterthought, the first track off of the bands latest critically acclaimed release, The Tide, the Thief & Rivers End. The tracks grand liveliness is further captured in a new video recently premiered by Revolver Magazine.
Brenmar is the club. This bass music chameleon has soundtracked some of the best nights of our lives with sets that expertly travel from Jersey to Chicago and beyond, connecting the dots between hip-hop, R&B and all manner of futuristic house music production. His aptly titled Award EP (out 1/20 on Fool’s Gold) is more than a victory lap for a nightlife champion, but the start of an awesome new chapter, melding songwriting chops atop years of body-moving DJ knowledge. From 808 slow jams to confetti-ready anthems, Award is a four-track collection of earworms featuring voices from the underground (Newark’s Dougie F and UNiiQU3) and radio (Jeremih collaborator Sayyi) alike.
LOST BOY ? PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “ABOUT THE FUTURE”
Lost Boy ? began by Jones as a 4-track bedroom, experimental pop, recording project on Long Island, self-releasing a number of LPs, EPs and singles the past half-dozen years. Since it’s inception, Jones, backed by a number of different musicians, have played countless shows with the likes of DIIV, Celestial Shore, Daniel Johnston, R. Stevie Moore, The So So Glos, Skaters, Mr. Twin Sister, Purling Hiss, and most recently completed a national tour supporting Titus Andronicus. Lost Boy ? has a number of upcoming New York dates below, with a Spring tour in the works.
BOBBY SHMURDA X ROWDY REBEL “COMPUTERS” RMX
DJ Dave Dolla is back with another remix, this time taking on one of the biggest street anthems to hit New York City last year, “Computers.”
FOX STEVENSON “HIGH FIVE”
Having grown up in an artistic environment, UK--based Fox Stevenson flourishes as a fearless performer on and off stage. He writes, sings, and mixes his own material in a live--action performance that incorporates multiple genres, creates a fun, upbeat and explosive sound, and pushes the limits of electronic music.
CHAOS “BACK TO THE BASS”
Multigenre Producer and DJ CHAOS has released his highly anticipated, Electro House single “Back to the Bass” on Treehouse Tribe Records. With driving rhythms layered on grooving basslines, “Back to the Bass” delivers an invigorating collision of dancefloor energy and dominating drops.
THE BPM FESTIVAL 2015 TO STREAM ONLINE
The BPM Festival is proud to partner up again with BE-AT.TV for the third consecutive year, streaming audio and video live for 16 hours per day across all ten days of the festival. These broadcasts, available both live and on demand, will bring electronic music fans the full BPM Festival experience, featuring the world’s biggest underground labels and rising stars. Click here for the full BPM 2015 live stream schedule: http://www.be-at.tv/schedule
ACTION BRONSON “ACTIN CRAZY” PRODUCED BY NOAH “40” SHEBIB & OMEN
From the major label debut “Mr. Wonderful,” coming March 24th.
WATERS ANNOUNCE HEADLINING WEST COAST TOUR
Today, WATERS is excited to announce a West Coast headlining tour later this month. Kicking off in San Diego on January 21, the tour takes the band up to Seattle and back, ending in Portland, OR on February 11. A full list of dates can be found below.
WATERS ON TOUR:
1/21 San Diego CA- The Casbah
1/22 Los Angeles CA- The Roxy
1/24 San Francisco CA- The Independent
2/10 Seattle WA- Barboza
2/11 Portland OR- Bunk Bar
ANDY SHAUF “I’M NOT FALLING ASLEEP” VIDEO PREMIERE VIA NPR MUSIC
Andy Shauf premiered the new video for “I’m Not Falling Asleep,” the first off upcoming album The Bearer Of Bad News, this morning via NPR Music. The clip, edited by Mike Dubue (HILOTRONS), features early 1920’s film stock footage from the Saskatchewan Archives Board’s Department of Agriculture that depicts everyday moments of prairie life at a pivotal moment in Canadian history. Providing a “mysteriously perfect backdrop for this spare and pining tune,” the captivating black-and-white video can be seen here:
DAN & THE WILDFIRE “BACKWASH”
Check out the Boston-based indie/folk pop band Dan & The Wildfire and their latest single “Backwash” from their forthcoming album Bull Moose, set to release in Spring of 2015. Listen here!
Their music has been featured on The Deli Magazine, nominated for New England Music Awards’ ‘Indie Act of the Year’ in 2013 and 2014, and they’ve toured heavily in the Northeast, making stops to perform in New York City, Chicago, and Ohio.
RED SUN RISING SIGNS TO RAZOR & TIE
Razor & Tie announces the addition of the Akron based rock band Red Sun Rising to its worldwide label roster. The band will work with producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Seether) in early 2015 and will release its debut album in 2015. Red Sun Rising is confirmed to play Rock on The Range as well as a number of additional festivals. Fresh off tour with Pop Evil the band will be hitting the road hard this year.
Listen to the song “Abort” now on the band’s site here:
THE BLACK TWIG PICKERS NEW SINGLE
Steve Gunn will follow his breakout 2014 album Way Out Weather, which received numerous year-end accolades, with Seasonal Hire, a collaborative release with Virginia old-time troupe The Black Twig Pickers out February 24th. Steve and the Twigs are key figures in the current resurgence of American traditional and folk music. Gunn’s songwriting and inventive guitar playing are driven by his restless mind, having released 9 solo and collaborative albums and appeared as a guest on nearly as many since his debut in 2007. The Black Twig Pickers play a fervent form of traditional music from their Appalachian homeland. The group performs often forgotten traditional songs, especially from their Virginia stomping-ground, creating a living history of old time music. They also have an ongoing residency at the legendary Floyd Country Store. Their individual works have received extensive praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, the BBC, Mojo, Uncut, Maverick, Elmore, and Pitchfork. Seasonal Hire, their first full-length collaborative release, combines Gunn’s circular, meditative guitar playing with the Twigs’ energetic mastery of old time instrumentation in a purely acoustic environment resulting in a warm, energetic, and exceptional album.
SEVYN STREETER “DON’T KILL THE FUN” FEAT. CHRIS BROWN
Sevyn Streeter is a 3 time ASCAP award winning songwriter who has been called upon by a remarkable roster of top studio superstars, including Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Babyface, and many others, with Streeter’s co-writing credits on albums by Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Jessie J., Fantasia, and Estelle.
LADY LAZARUS RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM
Lady Lazarus, the acclaimed solo project of artist Melissa Ann Sweat, returns with a new album, Miracles, out on March 3. The album is Sweat’s third release as Lady Lazarus and the first release from her new label Queen’s Ransom. Produced by John Keller, Miracles elevates Sweat’s lo-fi keyboard style with the use of a baby grand piano, orchestral percussion from Gary Mallaber (Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Miller Band) and additional instrumentation including synths, strings, French horn and flute. “I knew that these songs wanted and deserved more instrumentation than in the past, and I was finally ready to explore these options,” explains Sweat.
THE JOURNEYS ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS
Last summer, rock music’s newest and most popular awards show – Alternative Press Magazine’s AP Music Awards – made a grand entrance with once-in-a-lifetime performances, a star-studded red carpet and unprecedented support from dedicated fans around the world. Now, the AP Music Awards are back and ready for more, and if last year’s show serves as any indication, 2015’s event is gearing up to be even bigger and better than its spectacular inaugural experience.
This year’s AP Music Awards, sponsored by Journeys, will take place on July 22, 2015, held again in Alternative Press Magazine’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, a city being touted as a top travel location for 2015 by key travel blogs and publications such as Fodor’s and the LA Times. Last year, the APMAs solidified Cleveland as an undeniably important spot on the musical map, adding to the list of outstanding events previously held at the esteemed Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum.
WILLIAM RYAN FRITCH “IN DENIAL”
Fritch is a composer, but he isn’t comfortable with that term. He has little in common with most contemporary composers. Most ambient, minimalist, and modern classical music leaves him wanting, and he’s clueless when it comes to that electro-acoustic shtick, though he is often grouped into that category. Until a few years ago, he couldn’t read a lick of music. He employs no virtual instruments, plugins, or libraries, just a bunch of raggedy, second-hand instruments he constantly recontextualizes in his studio, the compositional content of every piece flowing from the originating sound itself. The pieces don’t exist separate from the arrangements; they are the arrangements.
NY HORROR SHOW/MACABRE FAIRE FILM FESTIVAL
From Friday Jan 16 to Sunday Jan 18, join film and horror fans from across Long Island alongside celebrity guests such as Cleve Hall – Monster Man, Jonathan Tiersten – Sleep Away Camp, Eileen Dietz – The Exorcist, Robert Mukes – House of 1000 Corpses, Elizabeth Shepherd, Rutanya Alda, Lesleh Donaldson, Sharon Lentz, Jim Krut, Tiffany Shepis, Stacey Nelkin and several local independent filmmakers for a scary good time as the NY Horror Show and Macabre Faire Film Festival returns to Long Island at the UPSKY Long Island Hotel, 110 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
The NY HORROR SHOW is an event brought to you by the creators of the Macabre Faire Film Festival and All Things TwitchTwitch Productions as well as the creators of Eternal Con.
SIR SLY MAKE THEIR TELEVISION DEBUT ON CONAN
Sir Sly is lead singer Landon Jacobs, drummer Hayden Coplen and keyboardist Jason Suwito. The band record, produce, mix and master all of their music in their recording studio. Sir Sly’s full length debut album, You Haunt Me, out now on Cherrytree/Interscope Records features the band’s first single and title track as well as “Gold” and “Inferno” featuring Lizzy Plapinger of MS MR.
HOUSEHOLD PREMIERE “PURPOSE” MUSIC VIDEO
Household have premiered a new music video for their song “Purpose,” off their debut EP, With or Without, released on September 30 via Blood & Ink Records. The video was filmed during the final show at the house/venue where the band started. Frontman Josh Gilbert had this to say about the video:
“This house was the foundation of the band’s start. Everything we’ve done and everyone we know is connected to that home. We had to make this (video) in honor of our great experience.”
NEW VIDEO BY SUAVE FEAT BRANDO
“Keep My Rhythm” is an anthem of sorts that was created in the spirit of encouraging people of all walks of life and all different hustles to want to continue grinding harder when progress is made and success is within reach. Suave provides the soulful yet driving hook & first verse and is accompanied lyrically by Brando’s unique marriage of cadence, authenticity, and flow. Production was laid down and engineered by Burn&Loot with assistance from Prospek on the live percussion and instrumentation.
THE M MACHINE ON TOUR
San Francisco dance outfit The M Machine have announced their “Just Like Tour” in support of the recently-released Just Like EP, out now on OWSLA. The EP explores a new path in their sound, closing the electro chapter for a fresh take on house that still holds true to their trend-defying attitude. Just Like forms a spacey, vocal-supported atmosphere that moves into deeper, quirkier territory compared to their conceptual Metropolis releases.
HOUSTON RAPPER ROOSH WILLIAMS DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO
The Houston Chronicle premieres Roosh Williams’ music video to the title track of his forthcoming album Unorthodox.Directed by B-Luce, the video pays homage to the fantasy fighting video game, Mortal Combat, where Roosh is found in an epic dance battle against his alter-ego R Double.
THE REZILLOS ARE BACK
First Wave UK punk stalwarts, THE REZILLOS have re-emerged with a brand new album ZERO, which will be released on March 10, 2015 via Metropolis Records. Their first full length release since their one and only studio album Can’t Stand the Rezillos, The Rezillos have dusted off their instruments to deliver a second incendiary blast – the first leaving an indelible mark during the first explosion of Punk Rock.
Formed in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1976, The Rezillos rose out of the punk/new wave scene at the advent of the whole movement. Although emerging at the same time as other bands in that realm, the Rezillos did not share the nihilism of social commentary of some of their contemporaries, but took a more left-field approach to their songs, preferring to describe themselves at the time as “a New Wave beat group” more in line with B-52s and The Cramps then their more political peers.
NEW SINGLE BY TWIZTID
Controversial cult-phenoms TWIZTID are pleased to release a second new track, “A Little Fucked Up”, with REVOLVER Magazine. Listen to the track here:
TYLER HILTON IN STUDIO VIDEO
Tyler Hilton, also known for his turn portraying Elvis Presley in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line and as Chris Keller on the show One Tree Hill, has made a name for himself in the musical world through his earnest lyrical content and detail-oriented songwriting. His major label debut The Tracks of Tyler Hilton was released a decade ago (2004) on Warner Bros. Records. In the time since, Tyler has recorded covers for the critically beloved Walk The Line soundtrack and has appeared on each of the One Tree Hill season soundtracks. In 2012, Tyler self-released a very raw, honest record in Forget The Storm. On that album we got to see Tyler really develop as a songwriter forming his own sound, which Rolling Stone compared to a modern Howie Day.
HALSEY AND YOUNG RISING SONS TOUR
Two new and blazing bands of 2014 are kicking off the year by joining forces on the road in 2015. Halsey and Young Rising Sons today officially announce a co-headlining tour kicking off March 11th at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. The news already became a worldwide trending topic on twitter, due to both bands’ direct connection with their fans, just in case you are not up on your trending. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, January 9th.
ARI NICOLE EPK
She is an urban pop artist from Baltimore, MD. Attached to this email below is a link to Arí Nicole’s electronic press kit (EPK), including the holiday classic “Silent Night” featuring Arí Nicole and Jill Pasco now available on iTunes and Google Play worldwide as well as her debut single “Runaway” which released on January 4, 2015. Available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon worldwide. “Runaway” is also available to stream on iHeart and Spotify radio stations.
AMBASSADEURS ‘FOREVER EP’
Ambassadeurs has announced details of his first release for 2015, the ‘Forever EP’. The three track release comprises ‘Forever’ and ‘Inja’, plus his recent free download, ‘From You’, and follows UK and European tour shows alongside Odesza, Slow Magic, Craft Spells, DJ Paypal, and Lindsay Lowend. Ambassadeurs was the only UK act and was chosen by UK collections agency PRS for tour funding.
RIP: ALICIA CUNNINGHAM
Alicia Cunningham, one half of The Cunningham Duo for over four decades, passed away in a Las Vegas Hospital on December 23 at the age of 68 after battling cancer since early 2013.
For over forty years, Alicia — Don Cunningham’s soul mate in music and marriage — thrilled listeners in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Toronto, Calgary, Singapore, offering a variety of music influences such as West Indies, Afro-Cuban, Japanese, Brazilian, bebop and scatting.
She traveled back and forth to adoring audiences where her and her husband headlined major hotels in Singapore, Indonesia and South Korea, and Japan for more than 20 years.