KID ROCK DOUBLES DOWN WITH MASSIVE $20 TICKET TOUR
Kid Rock broke all the rules when he last set out on tour, and now he’s back to break them all again. The “$20 Best Night Ever” tour set all sorts of attendance records, proving that the combination of top notch entertainment and affordable tickets are a win/win for everyone. Now with the eminent release of his new album “First Kiss,” (his first on Top Dog/Warner Bros. Records) Kid Rock, along with his trusted Twisted Brown Trucker Band, is announcing a full summer tour with very special guest Foreigner. The tour kicks off June 24th in Hartford, includes 6 special nights in Detroit, and wraps September 5th in the great state of Washington. Pre-order the album now on iTunes (iTunes.com/KidRock) or starting today, stream the record in its entirety on iTunes Radio – iTunesRadio.com/KidRock.
VOICES NEW VIDEO
Today, Noisey premieres the latest video from English avant noise merchants, VOICES. Directed by Samuel Joseph Loynes and Finnian Moore, “Last Train Victoria Line” is one of fourteen new songs featured on the band’s recently released second album, London available now at national and regional retailers, Amazon, and iTunes.
TOTO DEBUT NEW SONG ‘HOLY WAR’
Frontiers Music Srl has announced a March 20 release date for TOTO XIV in Europe, with The UK and Oceania on 3/23, and North America on March 24. The album will hit retail globally, with specific dates for territories in Asia, South America and others to follow.
TY DOLLA $IGN WANTS YOU TO “DROP THAT KITTY”
Atlantic recording artist Ty Dolla $ign has released his hugely anticipated new single, “Drop That Kitty (feat. Charli XCX & Tinashe),” which is available at all DSPs today: http://smarturl.it/DropThatKitty & streaming here: http://smarturl.it/StreamDropThatKitty. Produced by hit makers, Stargate and Cashmere Cat, “Drop That Kitty (feat. Charli XCX & Tinashe)” heralds the release of Ty’s long awaited debut album, slated to arrive later this Spring.
HEAR JAFFE’S “VISION (FEAT. SAM LAO & ZHORA)”
arah Jaffe is planning to release the Visions EP this Spring. For the new EP, Jaffe reached out to several of her close friends namely Grammy Award winning producer Symbolyc One (S1), Rob Sanchez, Mystery Skulls, Ether Villain and Blue, The Misfit – to remix tracks from 2014’s Don’t Disconnect. In addition, she entered the studio with Don’t Disconnect producer McKenzie Smith (Midlake) to record the EP’s lead track “Vision” (premiered above with BLACKBOOK) with Sam Lao and Zhora. The second new song on the EP is a brand new track from The Dividends (a project that features Jaffe and S1) called “Crossed My Mind.”
NICKI BLUHM AND THE GRAMBLERS EXCLUSIVE ALBUM TRAILER
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers have announced details of their much-anticipated new album. Loved Wild Lost, which follows the Bay Area-based band’s eponymous 2013 debut, arrives on Tuesday, April 21st. The band teamed with producer Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse, Josh Ritter) on Loved Wild Lost. It’s their first time working with an outside collaborator and the result is their most compelling collection of songs to date. The richly layered sound forms the ideal foundation for Bluhm’s soaring vocals and increasingly powerful songcraft. Further color comes from San Francisco’s Magik*Magik Orchestra (Death Cab for Cutie, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Walkmen), whose complex arrangements serve to amplify the indelibly universal themes of Loved Wild Lost.
BALA BROTHERS CELEBRATE “MANDELA”
February 11th, 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela being freed from prison. In celebration of this momentous occasion, South Africa’s the Bala Brothers are sharing their powerful rendition of the anti-apartheid anthem “(Something Inside) So Strong” from their forthcoming self-titled release due on March 3 via Warner Classics.
Stream the video of “(Something Inside) So Strong” here:
PISS VORTEX NEW VIDEO
With the subtlety and auditory comparison of a chainsaw to the base of your spine, Denmark-based PISS VORTEX unloads their first official video, hailing from their self-titled debut LP.
Released through Indisciplinarian in November, Piss Vortex delivered the contorted and demented, noise-laden crust/grind/hardcore PISS VORTEX has been quickly known for throughout their hometown of Copenhagen and beyond live, captured through fourteen searing tracks in twenty-three minutes. Directed by Christopher Leo Andersen and Kasper Rebien, the newly created video for the album’s “Devouring Intent,” though brief, does accurate job of documenting the mayhem of the band’s live shows cut into a collage of their impressions from a cold, wintery Copenhagen, perfectly reflecting the chaotic and aggressive nature of the band and their unusual take on grindcore. Cvlt Nation issues with the video, “PISS VORTEX know how to create music that channels their aggression into a chaotic mass of razor wire that shreds your ear canals as it forces its way into your head!”
THE AMAZING’S ‘PICTURE YOU’ STREAMING IN FULL
STREAM: ‘Picture You’ via The AV Club
FRANKIE “PROBLEMS PROBLEMS”
LA indie pop artist FRANKIE is thrilled to announce the release of her debut EP DREAMSTATE, due out April 14th, 2015 via South by Sea Music. In advance of the EP’s release, FRANKIE also makes her SXSW debut at this year’s festival in Austin. The six song set was produced by FRANKIE’s longtime creative partner and collaborator Petros whose recent credits include work on Dillon Francis’ Money Sucks, Friends Rule and One Direction’s Midnight Memories. The EP was mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound (Katy Perry, Betty Who, Lupe Fiasco) and mixed by Petros and Chris Zane (Passion Pit, RAC). Today, Idolator premieres “Problems Problems,” a track which the site notes is “…filled with a catchy hook that will no doubt get stuck in your head, thanks to the singer’s babydoll voice floating over the snappy, percussion-based production.”
AERO FLYNN RELEASE NEW SONG “TWIST”
Aero Flynn is proud to share “Twist”, the latest offering from the debut self-titled album out March 10th on Ooh La La Records. The Minneapolis based musician has already won plaudits on the strength of the first single “Dk/Pi”, deemed “extremely promising” by Stereogum, and lauded by Consequence of Sound as “a blissful return for the enigmatic songwriter”. “Twist” is sure to continue that positive feedback as the album’s release date approaches next month.
RIXTON TO SUPPORT ED SHEERAN ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SUMMER
British band Rixton will support Ed Sheeran on select dates on his North American headlining tour- the band joins the tour on June 7th in Canandaigua, NY with stops in Portland, Los Angeles, Denver, Indianapolis and more.
Rixton will also hit the road with Ariana Grande on her upcoming tour, which kicks off February 25th in Independence, MO, and continues through mid-April before heading overseas on European dates commencing on May 15th in Paris, France. Please see below for all North American tour dates. Last summer the UK foursome set out on their headlining Broken Heart Tour, playing sold-out shows to fans in major cities across the U.S.
ACTION BRONSON “TERRY”
Check out the new track “Terry” produced by long time collaborator The Alchemist off of Action Bronson’s forthcoming major label full length debut Mr. Wonderful. Out March 24th via VICE / Atlantic, the album features collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Big Body Bes, Mayem Lauren, Party Supplies and production from Mark Ronson, Noah “40” Shebib and others. Listen to the new track below and pre-order the album now.
SYVIA “TWO HOMES”
Brooklyn based electropop-rock group Syvia will release their debut album FWD on Tuesday, February 24th. FWD features Syvia’s “Soon” and “Two Homes” singles. Earbuddy called “Soon” a single “set to become your new obsession”. The track entices listeners with edgy New York-influenced rock riffs and a pulsing rhythm section. “Two Homes” was selected as one of ten finalists in the Green Label Sound’s Open Call contest, and was hand-picked out of over 6,000 SoundCloud entries. The video for “Two Homes” premiered on The Wild Honey Pie, and received rave reviews from sites such as The Wild Honey Pie, Artist Direct, GroundSounds, and more.
CHROMEO ANNOUNCES 2ND ANNUAL FUNK ON THE ROCKS
After an impressive 2014, from their fourth studio album White Women (Big Beat/Atlantic Records) debuting at #1 on iTunes to successfully engraving their track “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” as the summer’s must-play dance record to crushing the main stage at every major festival stateside and beyond, the Funk Lordz Chromeo are returning to Denver for their 2nd annual Funk On The Rocks concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater on May 26th.
The reigning electro-funk masterminds are also expanding their show concept to three new iconic locations: Red Butte Garden Amphitheater in Salt Lake City, The Greek Theatre in Berkeley and the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, respectively (and appropriately) titled Funk On The Lake, Funk At The Greek, and Funk At The Bowl.
SHEPPARD PERFORM “GERONIMO” ON LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON
SHEPPARD delivered an unforgettable live rendition of their hit single “Geronimo” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. If you missed the original broadcast, you can watch it HERE! For the performance, the ARIA Award-winning Brisbane six-piece joined forces with members of The Roots, adding another dimension to this uplifting and undeniable smash. The band had the entire studio audience all singing along with “Geronimo” and even show host Jimmy Fallon made a guest appearance.
BECK ADDS SOUTHEASTERN DATES
Fresh off his GRAMMY Album of the Year win for the universally acclaimed Morning Phase (Capitol), Beck has added three headline dates to his run of shows this May. Beck also took home the Best Rock Album prize at this year’s GRAMMYS, while Morning Phase won in the Best Engineered, Non-Classical category. Tickets for the newly confirmed stops in Memphis, TN, North Charleston, SC and Charlottesville, VA will go on sale Friday February 20 at 10am local time.
May 15-17 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Fest
May 16 – Memphis, TN – Mud Island Amphitheater
May 19 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
May 20 – Charlottesville, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavilion
May 22 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Festival
NEW SINGLE BY DESIGNER DRUGS
In case anyone forgot that they long ago sold their body and soul to the Sex Cult, Designer Drugs are back with Shamon Cassette to remind you of their hard-edged dancefloor mastery with “Gucci Raps”. One part trap, one part hip-hop, and plenty of Designer Drugs’ ever-intense aesthetic tastes combine for an infectious party cut that is only the beginning of a series of major tracks and moves coming soon in 2015. Peep all the assets below, cop the free download, and get locked in for plenty more to come.
SOLOMON RAY COVERS BECK’S “GUESS I’M DOING FINE”
San Diego, California native indie singer and rapper Solomon Ray (fka Solomon) reintroduces himself with a cover of Beck’s, “Guess I’m Doing Fine.” A year since his critically acclaimed EP, Le Garçon, and after announcing his departure from music, the New Yorker uses the Beck tune to reinvent himself. While adding a last name, the singer sheds away his polished image in favor of a more stripped down (literally) muted look in a set of new images on his new website: http://www.solomonraymusic.com
NEW SINGLE BY KHARY DURGAN
About The Track: “The backstory is me confronting a good/old friend of mine from back home for ignoring me; he called me self centered. It made me question things and this is the end result.”
GINNY OWENS “NO BORDERS”
A three-time Dove Award winner, Ginny Owens became a household name when she was named Gospel Music Association’s “New Artist of the Year” in 2000. In a career that has spanned fifteen years, Ginny’s seven studio recordings have amassed nearly one million records in sales and spawned career-defining number ones like “If You Want Me To” and “Free”. Her songwriting prowess has earned her song cuts by artist peers like Rachael Lampa and Christian music legend Michael W. Smith, and awarded Ginny a mantle of ASCAP and BMG Music Publishing Awards.
WHO IS FANCY RELEASES “GOODBYE”
Singer/songwriter “Who Is Fancy” has released the song “Goodbye” as the first offering as a part of the recent partnership with Big Machine Label Group, Scooter Braun Projects and Republic Records. You can purchase “Goodbye” HERE. Find out more HERE.
MUSIC ICON VAN MORRISON’S & MICHAEL BUBLE SINGLE
RCA Records announces today the release of musical icon and visionary Van Morrison’s brand new album entitled DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE set for release on March 24, 2015. DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE is Van Morrison’s 35th studio album.
On DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE, Van Morrison and the guests selected and recorded some of his songs from the catalog of 360 songs across his career. Deliberately steering away from his more well-known classics, Van enlisted some of the artists he most respects to perform these songs with him to re-craft and re-imagine them. The album was recorded in his home town of Belfast and London in the United Kingdom over the last year, using a variety of musicians and fresh arrangements.