LUNA SOPOR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM ‘COBALT’ OUT NOW
Luna Sopor releases second Studio Album titled Cobalt. Characterized by driving Guitars and powerful Female Vocals, Luna Sopor’s music melds Rock, Punk, and elements of Metal into a mesmerizing whole. Click the link, hit the play button, and rock out good and loud! Have fun & enjoy!
STAGE HANDS ALBUM STANDOUT “#UNABOMBER”
Since 2006, multimedia artist Brandon Locher has disseminated more than 60 releases under various monikers and in various mediums. Stage Hands is the most recent outlet for Locher’s creative output. Joined by friend and collaborator Gerald Mattis on production and drumming duties, Locher has created a prismatic exploration of avant-garde electronica on the debut album from Stage Hands, a six-track self-titled LP, out Feb. 10, 2015 on Johnstown, Pa. music and art archive My Idea of Fun.
THE WEEPIES ON BILLBOARD.COM
Beloved husband/wife indie folk duo The Weepies – Deb Talan and Steve Tannen – return with Sirens, their first full-length release in five years, on April 28, 2015. The pair will hit the road with a full band starting May 29 in Madison, WI for a 28-city U.S. tour. Yesterday, Billboard.com premiered the album’s title track (here: http://bit.ly/1zyLPVz).
SPOON ANNOUNCES 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Coming off a year that saw Spoon conquer the world’s premier venues and festivals, the band is excited to announce a fresh batch of 2015 North American tour dates. Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Rob Pope, Eric Harvey and Alex Fischel will bring their tenacious live act to cities across the US and Canada which include stops at major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Hangout and Firefly. Additionally, a special co-headlining engagement with The Decemberists at the hallowed Red Rocks amphitheater has been confirmed for May 27. Tickets for the newly announced performances are on sale February 13 at 10am local time.
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB ALBUM TRAILER
World Circuit Records is set to release Buena Vista Social Club’s Lost and Found on March 24, distributed in North America by Nonesuch Records. Coming almost two decades after the release of the original Grammy-winning, self-titled LP, the new album is a collection of previously unreleased tracks––some of which were recorded during the original album’s sessions in Havana and others from the years that followed. Lost and Found is available to pre-order on iTunes and at nonesuch.com with an instant download of the album track “Macusa.” See below for full album track list, and watch a brand new trailer for the album here.
MARTIN $KY “PLUG”
Martin $ky is definitely not of this world. On his newest single “Plug,” premiered by MISHKA, the Southside savant creates one of the most peculiar musical concoctions of 2015. Raised in Chicago, 20-year-old rapper/producer Martin $ky’s dizzying vocals sway through the dingy canals of clamoring 808 slaps and shape-shifting sonic droplets. “Plug” is the fourth single off Martin’s Everywhere But Here EP, releasing March 3.
THE DECEMBERISTS “MAKE YOU BETTER” HITS #1 ON TRIPLE-A RADIO CHART
“Make You Better”—the lead single from The Decemberists acclaimed new album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World—has reached the #1 spot on the Triple-A radio charts this week, marking the band’s second #1 song at the format following the chart topping success of “Down By The Water” from 2011’s The King Is Dead. What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World also marked the band’s second Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top Albums Chart. Watch the “Make You Better” video starring Nick Offerman.
WILLIAM RYAN FRITCH STREAMS NEW FULL-LENGTH
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 still has nightmares about having to sight-read a piece of music in front of an audience, pants or no pants.
82-YEAR-OLD MISSISSIPPI BLUESMAN LEO “BUD” WELCH SECOND ALBUM
At age 82, bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch rocks on stage like a teenager — dancing and spinning as he beats out jagged chords and grimy solos on his pink, sparkle-covered guitar. That raw youthful energy and Welch’s old-school juke-joint jones blend full-throttle in the 10 songs on I Don’t Prefer No Blues, his second release for Fat Possum Records’ subsidiary Big Legal Mess. The album is a garage-blues manifesto that weds waves of prickly six-string distortion and gutbucket drums with Welch’s smoke-and-ash voice and mud-crusted guitar — and lives up to Fat Possum’s history of producing edgy but deeply rooted recordings by artists like Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside.
I Don’t Prefer No Blues, due out March 24, 2015 on Big Legal Mess, is the follow-up to last year’s Sabougla Voices, an all-gospel disc that marked Welch’s debut as both a recording artist and a songwriter. That album was heralded as a fresh breath of rust-bearing air — a throwback to an era of rural music free from outside influences and a reminder that blues-fueled primitivism is still personified by a handful of living Southern artists.
ADELITAS WAY TO RELEASE NEW EP “DESERVE THIS”
Las Vegas hard rockers Adelitas Way are gearing up for the release of their new EP entitled “Deserve This” March 17th. The EP was produced by Matt Dougherty (Airbourne, Aranda, Megadeth, Staind, Disturbed) and the band at Groovemaster Studios. The band is currently on the road this Winter as a part of the SnoCore tour along with Flyleaf, Framing Hanley, and Fit For Rivals.
Formed in the late 2000’s by lead vocalist Rick DeJesus and Trevor Stafford, Adelitas Way, the edgy Las Vegas-based hard rock band, which also includes Andrew Cushing, and Robert Zakaryan, released its self-titled debut album on Virgin Records in July 2009. The album’s first single “Invincible” became a top 5 Active Rock smash making its way into numerous television spots including: Fox Sports Network, the THQ video game “Raw vs Smackdown” and the “CSI Miami” finale. It also served as the theme song for the weekly WWE Superstars show.
BLACKBERRY SMOKE’S ‘HOLDING ALL THE ROSES’ TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY FOR PANDORA LISTENERS
Pandora Presents Premieres is running an early and exclusive premiere of the new Blackberry Smoke album, Holding All The Roses starting today through February 9: http://pdora.co/1CVeEN5. The band’s fourth studio album and its first for Rounder will be released on February 10. “I think that this record does a really good job of conveying what we do and what we’re about,” says singer-guitarist-songwriter Charlie Starr. He continues, “”We are so excited for our new album Holding All The Roses to be streamed on Pandora. We hope all the listeners will enjoy it.”
KATY PERRY’S SUPER BOWL XLIX HALFTIME SHOW IS MOST-WATCHED AND HIGHEST-RATED
Interest in global superstar Katy Perry skyrocketed across numerous platforms during and after her headline performance at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. Seen on NBC by 118.5 million viewers, it was the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show featuring entertainment ever (dating back to 1991). It earned a 48.2/72 household rating, making it the highest-rated halftime show featuring entertainment in history.
Super Bowl XLIX was the most-watched television program in U.S. history and the highest-rated Super Bowl in 30 seasons. It was also the most-Tweeted Super Bowl ever – and Katygenerated more than three million Tweets during halftime. She was getting nearly 300,000 Tweets Per Minute (TPM) as her performance drew to a close with “Firework.” Katy continues to be the most followed person in the world on Twitter, with more than 64 million followers. “Katy Perry” was No. 1 on Google Trends on game day.
DREADLORDS NEW VIDEO
The end-time message of DREADLORDS’ brooding occult blues has never been more apparent, as the outlaws release their newest piece of visual propaganda from their debut LP, Death Angel, which today sees its premiere through a Bloody Disgusting exclusive premiere.
VICEVERSA VIDEO “FUNK YOUR FACE”
Whittier, CA. based psychedelic funk trio ViceVersa release the official music video to their new single “Funk Your Face” on February 2nd 2015. “Funk Your Face” is the first track to be taken from a forthcoming studio album which is being recorded and slated for release later this year. The track was written, arranged, and produced by band members; Zeke Zeledon, Sarah Corza and Ariel Fredrickson, who takes lead vocals, on this highly charged and infectious track that was penned by the trio following the increasing tension and outpouring of social injustice in Los Angeles.
LOCASH ANNOUNCES 2015 I LOVE THIS LIFE TOUR
LOCASH is at the top of their game in 2015 with a new single on the brink of major radio impact and a multitude of tour dates slated to hit major markets across the United States. Loving life and loving bringing new music to their loyal fans, the duo announces its 2015 I Love This Life Tour, coming to a city near you. After a successful 2014 Livin’ Loud Tour brought 124 headlined and co-headlined shows to a mix of arenas, clubs, theaters, colleges, amphitheaters, fairs and festivals, and even supported shows with Tim McGraw and Hank Williams, Jr., presenting sponsor Kicker® Audio joins the duo again in 2015. Upcoming stops include Evansville, IN, Melbourne, FL, Annapolis, MD, Hunter, NY, Rhinelander, WI, Sunrise Beach, MO and more.
TSHAWNTRUSST’S DEBUT SINGLE
The first Fool’s Gold hip-hop release of 2015 is the uber-melodic debut from Toledo, Ohio newcomer tshawntrusst. On “I’m That N*gga,” the MC drops confident, R&B-inspired flows over a futuristic, neck-snapping beat from Chris McClenney (Soulection) and Rvdical The Kid. In three short minutes, tshawntrusst throws down the gauntlet as one of the new year’s most exciting new voices and continues Fool’s Gold’s streak of auspicious rap debuts from Kid Cudi to Danny Brown and beyond.
Ethereal and distant, but somehow wistfully familiar, MONOGEM is a mystery ready to be revealed. With glittering melodies and bursts of electronica, all blissfully combined with just a potent hint of throwback disco, MONOGEM returns with their new EP, “MONOGEM:” a sexy electro journey, as infectious as it is affectionate.
Fronted by singer/songwriter Jen Hirsh, MONOGEM is a collaboration with producer/songwriter, Scott Smith, and accompanied live with a full band. The group takes us on an intoxicatingly refined journey through delicate vocals, dizzying harmonies and dance ready synths.
THE JULIANA HATFIELD THREE PREMIERE “WOOD”
The Juliana Hatfield Three premiered “Wood” on RollingStone.com earlier this week from their highly anticipated sophomore release, Whatever, My Love, due 2/17/15 on American Laundromat Records. The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes or ALR website.
With the original lineup of Todd Philips (drums), Dean Fisher (bass) and Juliana Hatfield (guitar, vocals, keyboards, percussion), the Juliana Hatfield Three will embark on a U.S. tour beginning February 26th in Portland, ME with additional tour dates added in San Diego, Atlanta, Charlotte and Carrboro.
THE LEISURE SOCIETY PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “TALL BLACK CABINS”
Of the single & record, songwriter Nick Hemming, stated, “I took a visit to Hastings and I noticed several tall black cabins – these structures are used by local fishermen for drying their nets. Theirs is a small and shrinking industry, but they have a passion for their trade and keep it going, even though it’s not always financially viable. We recorded the album onto analogue tape at Konk studios and mastered it at Abbey Road Studios. We wanted to make the best record we could, so despite the expense we crafted it in this way – not for money, but for the love of making it.”
BRIDGE NINE WELCOMES AFTER THE FALL
Albany, NY’s After The Fall have emerged with their fifth and best album to date, Dedication, an earnest and proficiently played strain of technical, speedy melodies that hit that sweet spot between skate punk and melodic hardcore. Recorded at The Blasting Room with prolific punk superproducer Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, NOFX, Alkaline Trio), the veterans pen a riffy and dynamic love letter to their influences and friends come and gone. The LP is a dedication to original bassist and friend Brian J Peters who passed away in October of 2013.
SHANNON WRIGHT ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR + “CAUSTIC LIGHT”
Ernest Jenning Record Co. is excited to announce Shannon Wright’s first full U.S. tour in ten years. The tour, which will be in support of Young Widows, will start on March 12 at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY and conclude on March 21 at The Earl in Atlanta, GA.
Wright released the full-length In Film Sound in 2013 to great acclaim, and this will be her first tour in support of the record. Crashing out of the gates with the aptly titled “Noise Parade,” In Film Sound immediately reintroduces listeners to her trademark cutting guitars with a distinctive bittersweet fury that jumps from the speakers. In Film Sound bursts with urgent immediacy, a kind of direct intention-into-thought that’s as raw as it is focused. The easy sway of “The Caustic Light” thrusts into a chaotic attack of atonal guitar and rhythm, while the gorgeous piano dirge of “Bleed” overflowing with chest pounding wonder and loss.
AINSLIE WILLS RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DRIVE”
Traveling north from Melbourne to tropical Brisbane to record is something that Wills and her co-collaborator Lawrence Folvig would never have contemplated….that was until they met producer Matt Redlich (Emma Louise, Holy Holy, Trouble with Templeton), the trio sharing common musical ground and sense of humour – a bond that was too hard to walk away from.
The first single Drive is the first taste of the Brisbane adventure and was recorded over two days at Redlich’s studio Grandmas’s Place in 2014.
NYUON DEBUT SINGLE “YOUR CITY”
Melbourne’s newest hip hop icon and Melbourne Music Bank runner up, NYUON is set to release his debut single, Your City (out February 20), celebrating with a launch at The Workers Club Melbourne on March 13.
NYUON impresses with his anticipated debut single, Your City boasting a laid-back beat with sax undertones and a supremely confident vocal flow. “I wanted ‘Your City’ to be an anthem about my perspective on this city (Melbourne),” explains NYUON. “I refer to myself a lot in this song because I took on the persona of the city, kind of like I was my city’s voice.”
LOWLAND HUM “FOUR SISTERS”
The North-Carolina based songwriting duo Lowland Hum will release their self-titled sophomore full-length album on April 14. Coming off the heels of last November’s Four Sisters EP, their new record intertwines folk, indie-rock and Americana as a foundation for their entrancing vocal harmonies.
Daniel and Lauren Goans began performing as Lowland Hum not long after they married in 2012. Making the most of their combined voices, a guitar, a drum, and two custom-made stompbox/tambourines, Lowland Hum became known for their enthralling live shows and a songwriting style that moves beyond the genres they inhabit. Illuminated installations and hand-bound lyric books have also made their way into the duo’s live performances, incorporating Lauren’s background in visual art.