G.R.L.’S BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR THEIR NEW SINGLE “LIGHTHOUSE”
Rising girl group G.R.L. releases a brand new video today for their new single “Lighthouse” written by Lukasz Gottwald, Theron Thomas, Timothy Thomas and Henry Walter and produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. The video is a touching tribute to G.R.L.’s Simone Battle who passed away tragically a few months ago. Directed by Daniel Carberry, the video premiered today on Vevo worldwide and “Lighthouse” is available now.
JANET DEVLIN ALBUM FEBRUARY 10 + “HOUSE OF CARDS”
Flame haired Northern Irish singer-songwriter JANET DEVLIN introduces herself to North America with her debut album Running With Scissors, which will be available in North America on February 10th, 2015 via OK!Good Records. Packed with folk-driven pop songs and heart touching ballads, the 10-track album fully showcases Janet’s unique and enchanting vocals, which first caught the public’s attention on Series 8 of The UK X Factor in 2011.
Already hitting Number 1 on the Official UK Independent Album Charts, the self-penned Running With Scissors was recorded in a mere six weeks and features co-writes with Newton Faulkner (“Creatures of The Night” and “Hide And Seek”) and Jack Savoretti (“Delicate”), alongside a surprising cover of The Cure’s “Friday I’m In Love”.
SARPANITUM NEW SINGLE
Blessed Be My Brothers is the imminent new full-length from atmospheric blackened death metal strategists, SARPANITUM, who feature within their rants current and former affiliates of Mithras, Lantlos and Tenebrous Aeon.
The ten-track follow-up to 2011’s critically-championed Fedelium EP, SARPANITUM’s Blessed Be My Brothers was composed over a two-year period, tracked at Dreaming Studios UK by drummer Leon Macey (Contrarian, Mithras, The Senseless et al) and delivers a delightfully diseased fusion of traditional death metal, blackened riff onslaughts, and twisted melodic atmospheres all centered on the abysmal consequence of religious warfare. Disciples worshipping at the altars of Gorguts, Nile, Anata, Kataklysm, Morbid Angel, Ulcerate and the like should pay heed.
SON LUX TOUR DATES
Son Lux, led by Ryan Lott, will hit the road with tUnE-yArDs for a US Southeast tour kicking off in Asheville, NC on March 29th and ending in Houston, TX on April 10th. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, January 16th. All confirmed dates are below.
Son Lux is currently working on his fourth full-length album for release in 2015 on Glassnote Records. After his first record, At War With Walls and Mazes, NPR’s All Songs Considered declared him the “Best New Artist.”
THE BOTS “ALANNA” (DEMO) PRODUCED BY NICK ZINNER
Today, LA duo The Bots are offering up a free download of an early demo version of their song “Alanna”. The song was produced by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner and recorded in the legendary Sonic Ranch recording studio on a pecan farm near El Paso, TX. To download and find out more about the stomach-turning inspiration behind the song, visit Noisey.
DJ ANTRAXX FREE DOWNLOAD
DJ-Antraxx has today announced the release of his powerful and hard-hitting five-track trance EP ‘Cosmic Realms’, which is ready to take the listener on an uplifting trance journey. The EP is available to download for FREE on DJ Antraxx’s official Soundcloud page.
DJ-Antraxx, aka Alexander Ragnarsson, is a DJ and Producer from Sweden and his latest crowd-pleasing EP brings fresh sounds to trance music and serves as a reminder that despite the emergence of other genres, trance is most certainly not dead.
ALAN DOYLE “SO LET’S GO”
Alan Doyle, actor, producer, author, and best known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea for over 20 years, is set to release his second solo album, So Let’s Go, on January 20. The album is currently streaming at Allmusic, who writes, “The album’s 10 tracks span uptempo barroom stompers to sweet ballads, boosted by layered vocals, heaps of acoustic instruments and a prevailing ‘we’re all in this together’ mentality that runs throughout the record.” So Let’s Go is definitely an album for celebrating the good times.
ZEX “WANDERLUST” VIDEO
Ottawa punk quartet, ZEX, has just added another official video to their growing collection of visual accompaniments to their debut LP, Fight For Yourself, releasing a new clip for the track “Wanderlust” through Decibel Magazine’s online persona, The Deciblog.
NAEEM “DEAR ALLAH”
Muslim supergroup Native Deen are currently in the lab working on new heat, but in the meantime, Naeem, one of the members of Native Deen, decided to fill in the gaps with a solo project!
IVY LEVAN TO RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “BISCUIT”
Arkansas-born, L.A.-based singer and songwriter Ivy Levan releases her new single “Biscuit” today on Cherrytree Records/Interscope via digital download and digital streaming services. Check out the video, directed by Daniel Carberry, which debuts on Vevo today HERE.
HIGH FLYING BIRDS NEW VIDEO
Chasing Yesterday marks a new chapter and sound for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. It’s the first album to be produced as well as written by Noel and features a much broader array of instrumentation than ever before; the result is a rich, expansive and multi-layered record, drawing from a range of disparate influences – from west coast rock to classic rock’n’roll and even some space jazz (!) – whilst still being very obviously a completely cohesive body of work. On producing the album, Noel said:
“It was a major pain in the arse. It’s not that I’ve ever had people telling me what to write or what direction to go in, but managing sessions from one end of the week to the other proved extremely difficult. I had all these people looking at me and saying: ‘right, what are we doing today?’ I was making the whole thing up as I went along.”
NEW SONG BY LETT
Letts’ new song “Emeralds” premieres today at Rolling Stone. “Emeralds” comes from Letts’ upcoming first LP, Hold Fast, produced by friend and collaborator Marcus Mumford. Hold Fast will be released on February 17, 2015, on Community Music/Vagrant Records. Listen to the song at the link below:
CLEMENCY NEW VIDEO
Indie rock duo Clemency explores LOVE and MUSIC as universal concepts on their new six song EP; You’ve Got the Fire, out 2-10-15. They are also releasing a corresponding six videos exclusively through Roxwel.com every Monday this January. “When I’m With You the Fireworks Go Off” follows last week’s video for their second single “Runaways.”
You’ve Got the Fire is a collection of love songs starting with a story of a girl walking through a garden at night. She discovers someone that is unlike anyone she has ever met. He possesses a light that she is drawn to and it influences her and in turn she receives the light. She then sets out on a journey to spread it to others.
ENTER SHIKARI ALBUM STREAM
English rock band ENTER SHIKARI reveal their new album The Mindsweep to their fans prior to its release date of January 20, 2015 as they embark on a U.S. headline tour (dates below). “This limbo period… this purgatory… is finally over,” explains frontman Rou Reynolds. “We can present to you all the fruits of adversity. This bastion. This new limb. This lasting record of who we are, and what we stand for, in the year 2015AD. I hope it makes your Tympanic Membrane vibrate and your neurons fire like nothing else before,” he adds. The album is currently streaming in its entirety here.
BOOGEY ROBINSON “27 MILES”
Boogey Robinson has dodged another mile in life! At least that’s what the 27-year-old rapper is claiming in his new released track “27 Miles”, which may be directed at his recent 27th birthday on December 19th.
PORTLAND, OREGON-BASED BAND THE SLANTS TAKE TRADEMARK FIGHT TO FEDERAL COURT
Portland, Oregon-based Asian-American rock band, dubbed “Chinatown dance-rock,” The Slants are taking their trademark battle to federal court. Comprised of Simon Young (bass), Tyler Chen (drums), Will Moore (lead guitar), Thai Dao (guitar/keys), and Ken Shima (vocals), the quintet has tried for years to trademark “The Slants,” but has been rejected twice by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Band founder and leader Simon Tam (who’s stage name is Simon Young) formally applied for a trademark in 2010, but a trademark examiner rejected the application, saying that a substantial portion of the Asian-American community would be offended. Tam tried again in 2011, dropping the “reclaiming a stereotype” position and arguing that there is nothing inherently racist about the word “slants.” The same trademark examiner again rejected the application.
MIND VICE “CONSUMER NATION” SINGLE
Seattle-based band Mind Vice will be releasing a new single, “Consumer Nation” (with B-side track “The Profit”), on February 10th, 2015, as well as hosting a pre-release party for the single on January 30th, 2015, at the High Dive in Seattle.
ART PEPPER’S NEON ART’ LP SERIES COMING TO CD
In 2012, Omnivore Recordings issued a series of unreleased music from jazz legend Art Pepper on colored vinyl. Now Omnivore, in conjunction with Laurie Pepper and Widow’s Taste Music, proudly offer these landmark recordings on CD and digital.
The jazz alto saxophonist, who was born in Covina, Calif. in 1925 and died in Los Angeles in 1982, placed second only to Charlie Parker in Downbeat magazine’s Readers Poll in 1952. Considered one of the pioneers of West Coast jazz, Pepper began his career on L.A.’s Central Avenue, a hotbed of black music, blues, and swing and made his name in Stan Kenton’s Big Band. Pepper also collaborated with Hoagy Carmichael, Art Farmer, Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, and Johnny Griffin and led and recorded with his own ensembles. His career was repeatedly interrupted by prison stints related to his heroin addiction, but he embarked on comebacks each time, his superior level of musicianship never compromised. He co-authored his autobiography titled Straight Life: The Story of Art Pepper, with his wife, Laurie.
JAY SMITH “GOD DAMN YOU”
It’s official… By innumerable world wide fan requests, Jay Smith has announced the release of his new, infectious and powerful single GOD DAMN YOU following the prior, critically acclaimed album King Of Man, released in December 2013.
God Damn You was chosen as a single because fans loved the song and took it to their hearts. The ballad tells the story of the overwhelming, unforgiving pain following the early loss of someone very close and the tormenting battle to live with the memories. God Damn You is based on a true story earlier in Jays life.
THE NORTH COUNTRY “THE CROSS WE BEAR”
The North Country folk collective have released their first single, “The Cross We Bear,” from their upcoming album There Is Nothing To Fear that’s set to release April 20. Spinning their blend of americana, indie rock, and undertones of psychedelia, The North Country wrestle with human disconnect with “The Cross We Bear”.
KILL RITUAL NEED NEW SINGER
SF Bay Thrash and Roller’s KILL RITUAL have started a search for a new singer following the departure of vocalist Josh Gibson. The third KILL RITUAL CD is already written and in the final phase of recording and any killer vocalist can definitely put their stamp on this thing.
The band lists a few guidelines: We’re looking for a traditional Metal/Hard Rock style singer with a great writing style and melodic sense. We don’t care where you’re from as long as you rock! Obviously you must be fantastic and respect what we’ve already done but we are also not looking for clone of our last vocalist. Please check us out thoroughly at www.killritual.com or our other various sites and apply if interested with audio or video and a photo please. We have big plans for this year and look forward to hearing from some quality applicants and moving onto the next chapter of the band. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
JONATHAN EMILE FEAT KENDRICK LAMAR
Negril, Jamaica/Montreal,Canada rapper/producer/poet/singer/entrepreneur Jonathan Emile presents “Heaven Help Dem”, his self-produced tribute to victims of police brutality and urban violence featuring Kendrick Lamar. Emile was in the hospital fighting cancer when he created his philosophy of “MindPeaceLove”, which he named his record label after. He appeared on the Grammy long-list in the ‘Rap Album of The Year’ category and ‘Jazz Album of The Year’ category as a member of the Franco Proietti Morph-Tet. Proietti also performs alto saxophone on “Heaven Help Dem”.
GAIN MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE HARDCORE SUPERSTAR’S UPCOMING ALBUM HCSS
GAIN Music Entertainment has announced a April 21 North American release date for Hardcore Superstar’s HCSS release via MRI. The band will appear at Los Angeles’ famed Whiskey A Go Go on Saturday, January 24th while in town mixing the upcoming release with Joe Barresi. Guitarist Vic Zino offers, “This album is all about doing what we want to do as a band. Not being afraid to change things around and try new approaches was the only guide line we had.” Vocalist Jocke Berg exclaims, “It´s gonna be fucking awesome to play in the US again especially at the legendary club whiskey. ”
NICK DEUTSCH “A BETTER PLACE”
Piano-driven, pop singer-songwriter Nick Deutsch is releasing his debut album Crazy Ride on February 3, 2015. Featuring his award-nominated singles, “Green Light,” “The Static,” “Run,” and the title track, “Crazy Ride,” the complete album includes updated version of 4 previously released songs and adds 3 new, highly anticipated tracks.
NEON TREES ON GUITAR CENTER SESSIONS
This Friday, January 16th at 9pm on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) Guitar Center Sessions will feature pop-rock group Neon Trees.
Neon Trees are an electronic pop-rock band who first gained national exposure when they toured with the Killers in 2008. In 2010, the band’s debut album Habits was released, and featured their Billboard-charting single Animal, a song that even made its way into the popular TV show, Glee. The band’s latest album, Pop Psychology, was released in April 2014.
DOUG BALMAIN TO RELEASE SINGLE “BAD HABITS”
Singer/songwriter Doug BALMAIN has played a lot of different guitars and sang through a lot of different mics…but hasn’t stuck around long enough to use the same rig twice. Prior to finding his way to this release, BALMAIN’s musical style has been seemingly ever changing.
The Burnin’ Both Ends EP will mark BALMAIN’s first release to go public in nearly two years. But, he is confident that it will be well worth the wait. After emerging from the studio, BALMAIN simply stated, “This music says what I wanted to say, and it says it how I wanted to say it. I’ve been searching for my voice for a long time – this time, I found it.”
PETER KELLY ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE “MAYBE”
Kelly’s upcoming LP fuses old school songwriting with contemporary musicianship and dynamic compositions. Kelly has received praise from Skope Magazine, The Working Musician, and more with True Radio describing Peter Kelly as the “Bruce Springsteen of our generation.” Furthermore, Skope Entertainment states “Peter Kelly’s voice is steady, confident, and in a style that is all his own as he bends notes and croons powerfully throughout .”
DOOMTREE SHARES “FINAL BOSS”
The group, which consists of Cecil Otter, Dessa, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, P.O.S, Paper Tiger and Sims, has also announced a string of tour dates for early 2015, beginning on February 4 at Mojo’s in Columbia, MO, routing up and down both coasts, and concluding at SXSW 2015 in Austin, TX. These dates will feature support from Open Mike Eagle, Hellfyre Club, Transit, Greg Grease, Sean Anonymous and deM atlas at different points along the tour. The full list of tour dates is below, with more to be announced soon.
LISTEN TO THE NEW ALCOA TRACK
Originally started as a solo/side project, Alcoa formed just over 10 years ago when Archambault was on the road with one of his bands and wanted to do something a little different. The Alcoa project had remained on the backburner until 2013 when Archambault teamed up with a troop of musicians (including his now wife, Alyssa Archambault) and recorded and released their debut LP Bone & Marrow to great critical acclaim. Since its release, Alcoa has shared the stage in various forms along the East Coast with an array of bands. Alcoa spent the greater part of this year penning what would become their newest endeavor, Parlour Tricks, which is scheduled for release on February 24th via Bridge Nine Records.
TONY LUCCA VIDEO AT PEOPLE.COM
Tony Lucca’s new video for “Delilah (When The Lights Go Out)” captures the restless energy of the song in a vivid production that alludes to late-night intrigue and dangerous liaisons. You can now watch it now via its premiere at People.com, where Lucca explains, “the song is basically about a girl who steals your heart.”