RYAN LINK “UNDER THE RUG”
The Musebox today announced that New York City renaissance man Ryan Link will release his first single, “Under the Rug,” in advance of the March 3 premiere of his debut EP, Reverberations. Born in San Francisco and raised in the suburbs of Seattle, Link has developed a reputation as a gifted actor and musician. With an impressive acting resume comprised of stints on Broadway (Rent and Hair), Link has recently been traveling with the Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova-composed stage adaptation of the cult indie film Once (www.oncemusical.com).
NIGHTRAGE ANNOUNCES SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM + NEW VIDEO
Greek/Swedish melodic death metal band, Nightrage, has announced an April 24, 2015 release date for its sixth studio album, The Puritan, due out on Despotz Records. The band has teamed up with MetalInjection.net to debut the first single and music video, “Kiss of a Sycophant,” streaming exclusively at:
PETER FRAMPTON AND CHEAP TRICK TO EMBARK ON NATIONWIDE TOUR
Following another year of non-stop touring including select solo performances, dates with The Doobie Brothers and the return of Frampton’s Guitar Circus, Grammy Award winner Peter Frampton is back on the road—this time co-headlining with American rock legends Cheap Trick.
“I’ve always loved Cheap Trick and their sound. Great band, great people! We played one show together last year and had so much fun we decided to do a whole tour together,” Frampton explains. For details, please visit www.frampton.com and see full tour routing below (with more dates to come).
ELDORADO VIDEO “MAD WOMAN”
Of all the albums released by Eldorado, Babylonia Haze (English) / Karma Generator (Spanish) is probably the most influenced by the months on the road. The live evolution of the band has been the germ of the ten songs that constitute the album, arisen from improvisations and developments with psychedelic vocation, vague ideas that end up being rotund and the unconscious quest of new landscapes. All of it with the stage as a permanent witness.
It is also an album of a darker tendency, introspective and unsympathetic, both with oneself and with the others, it deals with our own capacity to destroy and rebuild in a modern Babylon dominated by lower instincts, of the responsibility for our own destiny through our actions, all closely linked to the oriental belief of Karma. Action-Reaction.
NEW OFFSPRING SINGLE AVAILABLE TODAY
The band are excited to announce the release of a new song called “Coming For You”. A digital single is available now at store.offspring.com in MP3/Lossless/FLAC formats and the song will also be available via Itunes, Amazon, Spotify and other digital services starting today.
MS. HILL PERFORM AN ACOUSTIC VERSION OF “MR. INTENTIONAL”
With the first run of dates quickly selling out, Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced an extension of her SMALL AXE: Acoustic Performance Series. These shows will take place in small, mostly seated venues, giving fans the opportunity to see Ms. Hill, with guitar, in a uniquely intimate setting. New dates added to the series include shows in Boston and Philadelphia, as well as additional shows in New York City. Shows go on sale Friday, January 30. Go to MsLaurynHill.com for tickets. The concerts will also include music by special guest DJs (to be announced), as well as a screening of an abridged version of the documentary “Concerning Violence”.
RIHANNA BEHIND THE SCENES OF NEW VIDEO
Check out Behind the Scenes from Rihanna’s video for “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney. This is the first single off her new album.
RUTHLESS ISSUE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 29 YEARS
With vintage ’80s metal sounds experiencing an unmistakable renaissance, Los Angeles cult metallists Ruthless have picked the perfect time to unleash a reunion disc (their first in 29 years!), which is released today – January 30th – titled ‘They Rise.’
Responsible for two classics of the metal underground the 1984 EP ‘Metal Without Mercy’ and 1986’s full-length ‘Discipline of Steel,’ Ruthless picks up exactly where they left off with their new disc, which can be purchased via the following links:
KANGAROO KNIFE FIGHT “IT’S YOU”
“It’s You” was filmed in the far-away land of Macedonia. Simone is an 18 year old girl who grew up in the small corrupt country filled with ethnic inequality. Despite such evils, a fondness grew in her heart and she set out to publicly declare her affection. Through the cold and snow she passed through the crowded streets of the Old Bazaar in Bitola to the Clock Tower where she found him. The beauty in her journey and her effortless determination speak to the motivations that propel us. Hope is the true beauty of humanity. It allows us to strive for those moments where we feel accomplished and fulfilled, where we feel golden.
CORRUPT LEADERS EP STREAM AT NOISEY
Canadian crust/grinders CORRUPT LEADERS are scheduled to release their “Grindmother” EP on Tuesday, but the good folks over at Noisey have premiered it for you a few days early!
“Grindmother” has already made quite a stir earlier this month, when a video of the frontman’s 66-year old Mother recording guest vocals for the EP went viral, climbing past 150K views after being played on national television.
CARMINE & VINNY APPICE “DRUM WARS”
Drummers and music fans worldwide are buzzing with excitement about the new live CD track and music video by drum legends, brothers, Carmine & Vinny Appice, titled “Stand Up And Shout!” Drumming demi-gods Carmine & Vinny Appice have both had extraordinary careers behind the drum kit, beginning with Carmine’s tenure in such legendary classic rock bands as Vanilla Fudge and Cactus as well as supporting stints with Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne. Meanwhile, younger brother Vinny made his name as a metal drummer for monster acts such as Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell.
HUNDRED WATERS PARTNER WITH COCA-COLA
Hundred Waters’ song “Show Me Love” serves as the soundtrack to a Coca-Cola’s Big Game campaign, called “#MakeItHappy,” which asks people to come together to curb online negativity by spreading happiness online. It has a simple message and call to action: the Internet is what we make it. The spot’s emotional affect is underscored by the moving and beautiful composition “Show Me Love”, a song that similarly touches on the theme of breaking away from negativity in favor of love.
NEW SINGLE BY MARYANN
Maryann already had busy start to the year with her Good Vibe Co. featured DrewsthatDude and Fortune remix of “Landing”, and the EDM.com premiere of “Walls” with Tev Woods. She even released “The Real Bae God” (Freestyle) last week, after another artist tried to come for the name she has built a substantial following upon. Her last EP “This is What The Moon Sounds Like” got very positive reviews, and she’s back swinging with “Na Na Thas a No No”.
WARNER BROS. RECORDS SIGNS NILE RODGERS AND HIS MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING BAND CHIC
Warner Bros. Records (WBR) announced today that it has signed a global recording contract with Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist Nile Rodgers and his multi-platinum selling band CHIC. In addition, WBR has entered into a deal with Land of The Good Groove, the label formed by Rodgers and veteran music executive Michael Ostin. WBR will handle all distribution and label services for artists signed by Rodgers and Ostin, who will act as the imprint’s creative supervisors.
“Nile Rodgers’ influence on the course of modern music cannot be overstated,” said Cameron Strang, Warner Bros. Records Chairman & CEO. “For the past four decades, his visionary work as a songwriter, producer, bandleader, and musician has reverberated across genres and generations. From groundbreaking guitarwork, to an uncanny hitmaking instinct, to shaping the sound of countless artists, he has created a phenomenal musical legacy. Nile has never stopped moving forward, so I am thrilled to welcome him into the WBR family as he begins a dynamic new chapter of his extraordinary career. And I’m doubly thrilled that Michael Ostin will be returning to the WBR fold as Nile’s label partner.”
THE GLORIOUS SONS SET SIGHTS ON THE U.S. WITH 10 YEARS / OTHERWISE TOUR + “HEAVY”
A mechanic shop in the corner of a dusty cul-de-sac in the heart of industrial Kingston, Ontario surrounded by dead trees and rusted out machinery is where The Glorious Sons call home. The band burst on to the scene in 2013 winning the HTZ-FM Rocksearch then launching three consecutive hit singles on to the airwaves with “Mama,” “White Noise” and “Heavy.” The latter two of which rose to #2 on the Canadian Rock Charts. The band was the most played new Canadian artist on rock radio in 2014, and overall only Pearl Jam received more spins at the format last year. As 2015 begins, they set their sights south of the border with a buzz building across The U.S.
JOLIE HOLLAND ANNOUCES LIVE DATES WITH GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV + DYLAN COVER
Acclaimed musician and songwriter Jolie Holland has announced a series of tour dates with folk artist Gregory Alan Isakov. Holland will be touring in support of her sonically adventurous new album Wine Dark Sea, which Uncut proclaimed “The most uninhibited and visceral album of her career” and Magnet called simply “magnificent.”
Holland has just released an imaginative and soulful reinterpretation of Bob Dylan’s song “Went To See The Gypsy” which you can listen to here:
INERTIA NEW SINGLE “FORBIDDEN DOOR”
“Really happy with the release of the single. Inertia is definitely taking a different direction, as far as our music writing/meaning goes, than most that I know of. I’ve always had this idea for a great story I wrote and I’m just really happy to have it out in the music. We want to keep on continuing this way. Bringing a theatrical-like experience to the scene.” -Teddy Herrera
TODD RUNDGREN RETURNS
Prolific musical experimenter, premier league pop craftsman, tireless producer, runt, wizard and true star Todd Rundgren will release his new studio album ‘GLOBAL’ on the Esoteric Antenna label via Cherry Red on Monday 6th April 2015 internationally and Tuesday 7th April in the USA (via MVD Entertainment)
‘GLOBAL’ is Todd Rundgren’s 25th solo studio album (and that’s not including the 2 albums he recorded with his first band The Nazz, and the 9 albums he recorded with his band Utopia). Todd’s latest musical vision is a contemporary fusion of styles – rock, soul and EDM – which continues the tradition of boundary-breaking works from this visionary genius.
NEEDTOBREATHE ANNOUNCES 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced details for their first North American headlining tour of 2015. Dubbed “Tour De Compadres,” the 40 city run supports the GRAMMY-nominated rock band’s latest album, “RIVERS IN THE WASTELAND,” and will kick off at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, AL on April 23rd. The aptly named tour sees NEEDTOBREATHE bringing out some of their best friends for these special nights. The first leg of the tour features Ben Rector as main support, with Switchfoot taking over for the second leg of the tour; Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors and Colony House fill out the lineup on both legs. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 10am local time on Friday, February 6th. Limited presale tickets will be available starting 10am local time on Wednesday, February 4th.
AMBER RUN NEW SINGLE & UK TOUR
Following mesmerizing performances up and down the country, Amber Run have announced a four-date UK tour this spring that sees them play their biggest headline show to date at London Scala.
A busy summer of festival appearances in 2014 saw the band voted in the top 10 best live performances at Isle of Wight festival in a public vote. Amber Run headlined the Communion ‘New Faces’ tour last autumn and stunned audiences with their extraordinary live set.
The band is currently on a headline tour of the UK and play a sold out show at Dingwalls in London on February 3rd – the show sold out in less than 3 weeks.
LOLA DE HANNA NEW SINGLE FROM NEW EP
Born and raised in Greece, Lola came to NY to study psychology but followed the dream of writing, recording and performing music. She is a pop-rock, alternative, electronic and metal singer/songwriter. She is a performing and recording artist and has worked as a session singer for producers such as Gate 57, YZMusic and Timothy House. She is Lola from the group Chordslinger n Lola, a duo that has reached the number #4 position on the global reverbnation charts. Lola has appeared on Greek TV news channel alongside singer/songwriter The Afro Nick and has been interviewed by RadioNeo and CosmosFm, Rew and Who show and music podcasts. She has been included in the Deli Magazine NYC top 300 charts in the indie-pop category.
“THE HANGING TREE” BY JAMES NEWTON HOWARD FEATURING JENNIFER LAWRENCE CERTIFIED PLATINUM
A stand out from both the soundtrack and score albums for Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, “The Hanging Tree” by James Newton Howard featuring Jennifer Lawrence is now certified Platinum by the RIAA for digital sales in excess of 1 million.
Becoming a hit in its own right, the song has earned numerous accolades since its 2014 release. Internationally, “The Hanging Tree” has reached Top 5 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart in more than 75 countries. In the U.S. alone, it skyrocketed to #2 on the Overall Top Songs Chart and #1 on the Top Soundtrack Songs Chart with over 200,000 tracks sold first-week. It also seized the #2 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart, while its audio has also exceeded 6 million plays on YouTube/VEVO.
MNDR x SWEET VALLEY ANNOUNCE “DANCE 4 A DOLLAR”
Sweet Valley is Nathan Williams (Wavves) and his brother Kynan, two bongwater-soaked beat geniuses making rap instrumentals that feel like melted PlayStation games. MNDR is a one-of-a-kind artist and songwriter versed in Britney and breakcore in equal measure. Put them all together with producer Peter Wade and Dance 4 A Dollar is the result, a darkly catchy Cali masterpiece. SV chop up strip club 808s and woozy synths like they’re reclaiming trip hop for the DJ Mustard era, while MNDR explores the underbelly of radio songcraft, finding the creepiness inside champagne anthems and and coating tales of teenage nihilists with Rihanna-worthy ear candy.
NEW SINGLE BY HAYDEN
Hayden shares his first single, “Nowhere We Cannot Go” from the forthcoming Arts & Crafts release, Hey Love today. The follow-up to 2013’s Us Alone, his Arts & Crafts debut, is a heartrending love letter of hope and disarray. Hey Love addresses the widest spectrum of love as its muse, the album’s thirteen songs among Hayden Desser’s most affective and rousing work to date
From his 1996 debut, Everything I Long For, through the mysterious Skyscraper National Park (2001), and the fragile Elk-Lake Serenade (2004), Hayden has woven one of the most consistent through-lines of musical narratives imaginable, leading his audience through a scrapbook of downtimes fought and resolved, love lost and love solved. Hey Love is a snapshot of this relationship: Hayden at his most prolific, and perhaps Hayden at his most celebrated.
VANILLA FUDGE KEEP SPIRIT OF THE ’60s ALIVE WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM
They are one of the most revolutionary bands of their era-a powerhouse outfit often cited as the missing link between ’60s psychedelic rock and the ’70 heavy metal explosion. They are the mighty Vanilla Fudge, and they will release their heaviest album to date on March 3 courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records (an imprint of Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records). SPIRIT OF ’67 is a blistering slab of pure classic rock featuring astounding cover versions of songs originally released in the pivotal year 1967, the year the band originally came to prominence. Also included is one original song written by founding vocalist Mark Stein, which closes the album. For a band known for its ability to reimagine and reinvent the music of others, this new album is bound to please diehard fans and newcomers alike.
THE CHURCH DEBUT VIDEO FOR ‘VANISHING MAN’
The Church will return to North America later this month to tour in support of their forthcoming new album Further/Deeper. The tour will begin in Vancouver, British Columbia on February 21st and run straight into SXSW. The Church will also be performing at SXSW along with sitting for a very special interview at the convention.
OMNIA NIGHTCLUB AT CAESARS PALACE SET TO OPEN THURSDAY, MARCH 12
Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace is set to open its doors Thursday, March 12 for the first time with resident DJ Calvin Harris. Beginning at 10 p.m., the destination will welcome guests to discover the Omnia nightlife experience heralding in a new generation of clubgoers, experience seekers and explorers of luxury.
The highly anticipated opening weekend will also welcome DJ sensations and 2015 residents Martin Garrix and Chuckie, followed by kick-off events taking place throughout March and April bringing the best in electronic music to continue the Omnia Nightclub celebration in Las Vegas.
NEW SINGLE BY BOHKEH
Inspired by the timeless elements of R&B, Pop, Electronica, and Hip-Hop, Los Angeles based music producer ‘Bohkeh’ creates a new sound with his personal twist of low-fi and beats on his MPD. Bohkeh compliments many of today’s popular hits with his artistry of self-made tempo and tone that he uniquely ties in each and every one of his tracks, creating an unreplicable and unpredictable result of sound for any listener to discover. Ranging from mainstream to underground songs, Bohkeh’s ability to rem
AMIN “MAN UP”
AMIN releases the first single “Man Up” along with visuals off of his upcoming #CondemNation project.
DESSA “SOUND THE BELLS” VIDEO
PRI’s The World recently premiered “Sound The Bells,” the brand new video from Doomtree’s songstress, Dessa. The video, directed by Daniel Cummings, was filmed in Mexico and follows Dessa through a journey underwater.