GAL PALS PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “DO YOU EVER?”
Los Angeles duo, Gal Pals, have premiered the video for the track “Do You Ever?” via LA’s FreeBikeValet.com – respost via YouTube – to celebrate three upcoming hometown performances tonight, tomorrow and their record release show, February 24 at Los Globos. “Do You Ever?” is featured on Gal Pals’ debut album, Velvet Rut, due February 24 on PaperCup Music – pre-order on 12″ vinyl or via iTunes. The video was shot in and en route to Palm Springs last September.
SAVANT “KALI 47”
Every now and then our ears are witness to something new, something it never expected. Usually it signifies the birth of a new genre of music, other times its the perfection of one. Sometimes if we are really lucky we will become a part of something bigger. At first listen, it is the impossible. After that, it is the realization of dreams.
For EDM and beyond that something is SAVANT.
THE DEAD MILKMEN ANNOUNCES WEST COAST TOUR
Over thirty years, dozens of lawsuits, and hundreds of hours of bird watching later, The Dead Milkmen are still crafting irreverent music thats as relevant as ever. Such a twisted notion was proven with the Philadelphia quartets latest full-length, Pretty Music For Pretty People (out now via Quid Ergo). Now The Dead Milkmen are setting its sights towards the West Coast with an April tour.
Renowned for their satirical approach to punk rock, The Dead Milkmen will kick off their first West Coast tour in nearly three years at Vancouvers Fortune Sound Club on April 17 before coming to an end at L.A.s Troubadour on April 25.
LORD HURON LEAD SINGLE “FOOL FOR LOVE” FEATURED ON NPR MUSIC
Strange Trails, the highly anticipated new album from Lord Huron, will be released April 7 via IAMSOUND Records. Strange Trails is the follow up to Lord Huron’s breakout debut Lonesome Dreams, which received widespread critical acclaim and was included in various 2012 “Best Of” lists.
The record’s lead single “Fool for Love” is featured on NPR Music’s “Songs We Love”:
BLAHZ MARTELL DROPS FIRST OFFICIAL SINGLE AND VIDEO
Blahz Martell of Blahzay Blahzay drops a new single and official video “Wake Up.” The MC behind golden era anthem “Danger” will release his first solo full length this spring. The Teddy Pendergrass sampling “Wake Up” features longtime counterpart DJ PF Cuttin’ on the mixes and production from up-and-coming producer Avery Chambliss.
PATORANKING SIGNS DEAL WITH VPAL MUSIC TO DISTRIBUTE ALBUM
Nigerian dancehall star Patoranking signs a deal with VP Records’ distribution arm VPAL Music to release his debut album. He is the first African dancehall artist to partner with the world’s largest reggae company. VP Records has been home to Jamaican dancehall superstars like Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Lady Saw, Mavado, Busy Signal and many more.
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD SET TO RELEASE FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM
Los Angeles based hip-hop/metal veterans HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD have announced the release date of their forthcoming studio album, Day of the Dead. The album (the band’s first since 2013’s Notes from the Underground), will be released March 31st on Interscope Records and will feature the current single and title track, “Day of the Dead.” Leading up to the release, the band will be unveiling five new tracks from the album, beginning with “Usual Suspects” on February 17th.
Click below for an album release and tour announcement from the band. Fans can pre-order Day of the Dead starting February 17th and immediately receive a download of single “Day of the Dead” and new song “Usual Suspects.”
CASEY BOLLES NEW VIDEO
Buffalo, NY based solo acoustic artist Casey Bolles released a new music video for “Inside Voices” off of his latest EP, Freshman, along with announcing a limited cassette release of the EP. This will be the only pressing available for Casey’s spring touring schedule. The purchase of a cassette comes with a free download of the record. Purchase here.
With music geared towards pulling the heartstrings of any listener, Casey’s songwriting is a passionate blend of anger and sadness that is brutally honest and unapologetic.
AXWELL Λ INGROSSO “SOMETHING NEW” OFFICIAL VIDEO DEBUT
“Something New” was first heard introducing the Beats by Dr. Dre #SoloSelfie global holiday campaign on NBC’s national broadcast of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The full song premiered on Zane Lowe’s acclaimed BBC Radio 1 broadcast as “The Hottest Record In The World,” followed by a consecutive hottest record win with their second single “Can’t Hold Us Down.” These back to back titles marked Axwell Λ Ingrosso as the first band in history to receive two hottest records from the same album.
DAVE & MANDY ALBUM PREVIEW
Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer have set March 3 as their US release date for Maritime. The new record is steeped with compelling vocal harmonies, electric guitar, warm cello and the driving rhythms of rich wooded instruments- a sound that is identifiably their own. Europe has been championing Maritime for months now, having charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two consecutive months and ranked among the Best Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph, praising it for “…soulful songs, intuitive musicianship, and fine singing.”
This album walks the genre lines of folk, indie-rock and rootsy Americana with ease. Drawing on the nature around them, McGraw and Fer recorded Maritime in a cabin on an island nestled between Seattle, WA and Victoria, British Columbia. Instead of leaving to record in a bustling city, McGraw and Fer decided to stay isolated at their seaside home, calling on kindred musicians and their producer to share in the experience. Recorded live in a home following a dirt road with towering evergreens sans cell service, the musical story of a patient island is told.
IVAN & ALYOSHA NEW SINGLE
Seattle’s Ivan & Alyosha have released “All This Wandering Around,” the first single off their upcoming album. In describing “Wandering”, Paste writes, “The song stands out from the very opening notes, but its message is as captivating as its melody.”
WHITE ARROWS NEW VIDEO
Noisey has premiered White Arrows’ video for “Nobody Cares” from In Bardo out now on Votiv. Noisey said, “‘Nobody Cares” is a slice of seductive pop with undertones of anxiety, but the video-premiering above-elevates it to a whole other visceral world. White Arrows’ Mickey Church says “This song means a lot to me, so when going through treatments, I was looking for something cinematic. Something that could potentially be part of a larger loose narrative with the rest of the album. I think about “Nobody Cares” at least once a week-the sentiment. I get angry about it, sad about it, annoyed about it, and liberated by it.”
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY OFFICIAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK RELEASED TODAY
The highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Republic Records] is available to purchase today in stores and all digital retailers. Purchase it HERE. The Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ film releases in theaters this Friday, February 13, 2015.
BARLEAUX ALBUM ON SPOTIFY
Written by Barleaux in Nashville after a long waitressing shift, and recorded and produced by Graham Stone of Stone Cold Fox in Upstate NY, her new single “Something” takes the listener to a place of synthy-pop catchiness.
In the video, “Something” takes us inside Barleaux’s head in slow motion and all the small, dusty corners of a sincere pop artist’s mind.
TWIZTID NEW VIDEO
Last week, it was announced that ever-notorious rap duo TWIZTID’s new album The Darkness debuted on the Billboard Top 200 charts at #29, marking their 11th album debut on the chart. But why stop there? Today with the help of Noisey, TWIZTID is unleashing their long-awaited brand new music video for the track “A Little Fucked Up”. Watch it here:
RiFF RAFF ANNOUNCES PURPLE iCON LP
RiFF RAFF’s debut album NEON iCON has been remixed from front to back by Swishahouse legend OG Ron C. The famed Houston producer took all 15 tracks and laid on his signature “Chop Not Slop” version of chopped and screwed, pitching it about three times lower than DJ Screw’s classic style. The fully-remixed PURPLE iCON LP is out March 10th via Mad Decent on digital retailers, or as a limited edition PURPLE iCON bundle.
SPL NEW EP PREVIEW
Bass enthusiast and producer/DJ SPL (Sam Pool) is releasing two filthy tracks, “Back Again” and “Bristol Transmission”. The double bass-heavy release will be available on Beatport on February 17, and out everywhere on March 3 via newly-minted dance music label Rhythm & Chaos Records.
NYNE: LIFE INSPIRED AUDIO
Wanted to brief you on lifestyle-inspired audio brand, NYNE. A collaboration of Silicon Valley veterans, acoustical engineers and audio experts with a passion for technology, NYNE is dedicated to producing high-end, quality products with superb acoustics and unparalleled technology integration. Minimally designed to let true acoustics shine, NYNE’s audio solutions provide the soundtrack to active lifestyles. Their portable form factors are deliberate intentions that encourage users to interject audio into every part of their lives, even under water! Compatible with infinite Bluetooth® devices, and featuring extended music playing range, long-lasting rechargeable batteries, built-in microphone and best-in-class performance, NYNE speakers will easily be your go-to portable music solution. Most also feature an integrated power bank for charging mobile devices making dead batteries a thing of the past! Available in a multitude of colors and styles, there’s a NYNE speaker for everyone and every activity.
“50 SONGS OF GREY” PLAYLIST ON RDIO
Keep it dark and mysterious this Valentine’s Day with “50 Songs of Grey” Playlist that features songs about the most brooding color – Grey. From Grateful Dead’s classic hit to Elton John to the Ying Yang Twins, this eclectic mix of songs represents the spectrum of music with 50 jams containing “grey” in the title.
DUSTY BOOTS “BY THE OCEAN”
Sydney musician, Dusty Boots, has released his third single, By The Ocean. Originally enjoying an Australian premiere on the AU Review, this feel-good song about wanting to be constantly living by the ocean instantly transports the listener to the beach, feeling the sand at your feet. By The Ocean is memoir about the life of adventure he shares with his wife as Rebel On A Rainbow, appreciating the beauty of nature whilst travelling around the country in their van.
JD MCPHERSON’S NEW ALBUM STREAM
JD McPherson’s highly anticipated new album Let The Good Times Roll is out today on Rounder Records. In celebration of the release, NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday” recently featured McPherson on the program. Stream and read the piece here: http://n.pr/1Ca7ksO. Additionally, he will return to the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Tuesday, February 24.
DOOMTREE REVEALS “FINAL BOSS” VIDEO
The group, which consists of Cecil Otter, Dessa, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, P.O.S, Paper Tiger and
Sims, is continuing their U.S. tour tonight with a sold-out show at Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia, PA and concluding at SXSW 2015 in Austin, TX. The tour features support from Open Mike Eagle, Hellfyre Club, Transit, and Greg Grease at different points along the tour. In addition to their hometown release show on February 25 at First Avenue Mainroom in Minneapolis, MN, the group has also announced their inclusion in the inaugural lineup of the Justin Vernon- and Aaron Dessner-curated Eaux Claires Festival, taking place in Eau Claire, WI on July 17 and 18.