NEVER YOUNG “UR A FRONT”
Never Young is a noise rock band from the Bay Area in California. Blending raw punk sounds and 90’s guitar music with a synthetic digital aesthetic, jarring militant anthems meet angular pop songwriting. Never Young’s futurist sound is fleshed out and fully realized on their new self-titled EP; the sound of a pastel yellow iPhone 5c crashing through the window of your psyche.
ACE OF BASE RELEASES NEW ALBUM
Ace of Base celebrates 20 years since being Nr 1 on the US Billboard charts with their debut album ‘The Sign’ by releasing a collection of previously unreleased tracks and rare alternative takes.
The rumors that spread through the fan chat-rooms that Jonas Berggren has been sitting on a mountain of unreleased material – are true.
ODESSA PREMIERES ALBUM TEASER VIDEO
In anticipation of the album, the critically acclaimed California songstress also just premiered this intimate teaser video. Watch it HERE. The clip unlocks her world with a wistful melody and entrancing visuals, offering a hint of the wonder to arrive with the album.
THE LOONS “MISS CLARA REGRETS”
Lead singer is Mike Stax of Ugly Things magazine, Anja Stax plays bass, Marc Schroeder and Chris Marsteller are the guitarists, and Mike Kamoo is their drummer and producer. Together they have seen more releases over the two decades than we can list here. And every single one of them is worth owning.
A-1 “SUNDAY LOVE”
Bay Area rapper A-1’s anticipated forthcoming album, Thurlian, is releasing on March 5, and he’s been flexing his lyrical muscle in a weekly series of single releases as part of his #THURLSDAY campaign. Premiered by Mass Appeal, this week A-1 shares “Sunday Love,” which features fellow Bay Area artist Cole singing on the chorus and flips a sample of Cherrelle’s soul/funk stepper “Saturday Love.” “Before me and my sister started taking the bus to school, my mom used to play KFRC, the oldies station, every single morning in the car on the way to drop us off at elementary,” explains A-1. “I grew up hearing that song ‘Saturday Love’ and I always loved that record.”
18+ “DRY” VIDEO
18+ is a multimedia artist duo – equal parts music and visual- from LA that remained somewhat mysterious until the release of their debut album, Trust, on the Fabric offshoot label Houndstooth at the end of last year. To say I’m mildly obsessed with them is an understatement – music that is “equal parts erotic and uncomfortable” (Noisey). They put up a new video today for their song “Dry” plus new song “Body” – links below and more from them soon, keep an eye out.
WHITE HILLS ON NOISEY
White Hills is set to expand the definition of psychedelic rock once again this April with the release of their newest album Walks for Motorists. Featuring production from David Wrench (FKA Twigs, Owen Pallett, Bear In Heaven), the band has stripped down their sound on the new album, emphasizing groove and bringing White Hills’ vocals to the fore. Noisey interviewed the band about recording the new album and touring with The Cult, and you can check out a trailer directed by bassist/vocalist Ego Sensation featuring clips from the album as well as footage of the band in the studio with Wrench.
DRGN KING NEW VIDEO
DRGN King premiers single “Undertow” off of their debut album Baltimore Crush. Check out what EARMILK had to say below.
In DRGN King’s sophomore LP Baltimore Crush the group focuses on their story of growing up in Baltimore and the underground scene they learned it all from. Their songs resonate tales of teenage angst, disenfranchised kids half stoned and plagued with an existential crusade to find their place in the world. The whole album is gritty and poetic craft of tales from their past, present and future. You can practically smell the stale beer soaked venue floors and cigarette tinged hair in every chord progression.
MICKEY GILLEY ON TOUR
The Urban Cowboy legacy lives on as Country star Mickey Gilley launches the winter/spring portion of his North American concert tour, dedicated to the 35th anniversary of his iconic “Urban Cowboy” single. Cities listed among this year’s concert series include Las Vegas, NV; The Woodlands, TX; Marietta, GA; Regina, Canada; Red Deer, Canada; Indio, CA and Russellville, AR. Each show will include Gilley’s greatest hits as well as a pre-show video presentation on his exceptional life and career.
Mickey Gilley says, “I’ve been in the music industry for more than 50 years now, and it never gets old. I look forward to the areas we’ll be visiting during the tour, and celebrating the Urban Cowboy anniversary. I’m truly honored by the continued support of fans over the years.”
PET SYMMETRY ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM + NEW SINGLE
With their feet planted on the distortion pedal and tongues placed firmly in cheek, the bespectacled Chicago trio Pet Symmetry will release their debut album Pets Hounds on May 19th via Asian Man Records. Pulling members from Dowsing, Kittyhawk, Mountains for Clouds, and Into It. Over It; Pet Symmetry is a gleefully spontaneous and unrestrained outlet for good friends Erik Czaja (Guitar), Marcus Nuccio (Drums), and Evan Weiss (Lead Vocals, Bass) to scratch their itchy power pop impulses. Stream the first single “Give Thanks (Get Lost)” below.
GAMMA PULSE ALBUM STREAM
Substream Magazine is premiering the full album “Dead But Dreaming” from Gamma Pulse! Click here to stream the whole album days before it is released worldwide next Tuesday, February 24th! The band is most well known for their highly energetic and crazy live shows and they have been fine tuning their performance on stage this past year with Sleeping With Sirens, Attack Attack!, Black Veil Brides, The Ghost Inside, Of Mice & Men, I See Stars, and We Came As Romans.
WARHORSE NEW SINGLE
With its official reissue now just days away, today Vice Magazine levies the heavy with a stream of “I Am Dying” from legendary Massachusetts doom weavers, WARHORSE.
JAY BURNA “SELF MADE”
This video premiere is more proof of that. “Self Made” is the intro and first visual release from the South Florida rapper’s upcoming and highly anticipated EP “Fear Is A Lie”. Fear Is A Lie is expected for an early April release. Jay Burna welcomes interactions on social media and on his website: www.jayburna.com.
YAGULL NEW ALBUM
Yagull’s official debut for MoonJune Records, ‘Kai’, finds the band expanding its post-rock chamber soundtrack concept to great effect. The result is a simmering sonic bouillabaisse, chocked full of choice ingredients which delectably merge to blur the lines drawn by traditional genres – delightfully teasing the palette, while appealing to an expansive range of music aficionados! The group delivers twelve songs on this joyous outing: eight brand new compositions; two tunes from Films, reworked and revisited; plus, two tastefully-revised classic rock covers. The tracks showcase Yagull’s considerably potent stylistic capacity, making for a savory, finely-polished sophomore release. This new effort finds Yagull now launching itself from a duo framework – with Sasha Markovic being joined by the extraordinary pianist, Kana Kamitsubo – this most special of occasions is perfectly accentuated by a host of guest contributors; featuring fellow MoonJune international recording maestros, Beledo (guitar, lute), Dewa Budjana (guitar) and Marko Djordjevic (drums), and many other great musicians. With ‘Kai’, Sasha, Kana & company have embarked on a majestic journey that will appeal to a broad range of listeners… and carry them along for the ride!
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’S TIM COMMERFORD RELEASES DEBUT
Tuesday, February 24 sees the release of #SteroidsOrHeroin, the debut album from Future User, the new band featuring Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave bassist Tim Commerford.
#SteroidsOrHeroin follows the recent release of Future User’s electrifying “Mountain Lion” clip, which premiered on Rolling Stone. The video, which features a cameo by Lance Armstrong and ends with Commerford literally setting himself on fire, has amassed more than a quarter-million views in just a few short weeks.
SLOW TURISMO NEW SINGLE
“We are are made up of three brothers and two non brothers, we’ve been together for just over a year but have already had national and a little international radio play for our previous two singles.”
READABLE GRAFFITI ‘URA NRG’
Readable Graffiti are pleased to announce the release of their new single ‘URA NRG’, the second single from their exciting current EP called ‘Out to the Races’.
‘URA NRG’ (i.e. ‘you are an energy’) begins by showing off a softer, more delicate side of readable graffiti. But the gentle vocals and smooth electric keys of the verse eventually give way to a melodic chorus that packs a punch, combining synth stabs, a huge bassline and dramatic vocals. The lyrics tell a tale of ebbs and flows in energy between people, and the ever present urge to party your problems away (“It’s getting quiet but I won’t go home tonight”).
KODALINE “THE ONE”
Following the release of their top 5 UK album ‘Coming Up for Air’, Kodaline will release their second single ‘The One’ on April 12th.
Bereft of a wedding present for their sound engineer, vocalist Steve Garrigan thought rather than heading to John Lewis he would write the happy couple a song. “Like an idiot, I left writing it until the night before,” he recalls. “Singing it the next day was the scariest thing I’ve ever done, much more nerve-wracking than standing in front a festival crowd.”
THE FIRST ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY MUSIC EXPO COMING TO NEW YORK
On Saturday, April 11 2015, Overdrive Productions will host the first annual New York Music Expo. The event will take place at the 70,000 square foot venue of the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York. The casino will transform into an exhibition hall and will host live performances, informative seminars, and exhibits on new music equipment. Some of the music industries most talented professionals will host interactive workshops.
The Overdrive Productions’ New York Music Expo is geared towards recording artists, DJs, producers, managers, booking agents, and nightclub owners. The event will be a valuable networking opportunity for those within the music industry. Those in attendance include the likes of Cash Cash, Chris Willis, and DJ Skribble. Several major record labels will attend the expo in search of fresh new talent.
OG MACO RELEASES ’15’ MIXTAPE
Biz 3 welcomes one of Atlanta’s hottest talents, Maco Mattox AKA OG Maco to it’s roster with the announcement of his 15 mixtape released last week (2/16) featuring Migos and production by Metro Boomin’, TM88, Jake Butcher and more. The project is a snapshot of Maco’s meteoric rise to fame with a mature music sensibility and high energy rockstar mentality depicted in the video for his viral smash “U Guessed It” following it’s success snagging over 24 million views on YouTube (without a label). Poised for the next step in his career and a full length album slated for August 2015, OG Maco has been omnipresent in the rap world aligning himself with Quality Control Music, an Atlanta based management enterprise who manage Migos and were involved in the early success of Yung Jeezy and Gucci Mane. Check out OG’ Maco’s “15” mixtape below.
IN THIS MOMENT READY MAJOR U.S. TOUR
Atlantic recording group In This Moment has unveiled plans for a major U.S. headline tour. The dates begin April 17th at The State Theatre in Portland, Maine, and then continue through late May. Special guests for the trek include Butcher Babies, Upon A Burning Body, and The Nearly Deads.
GILL LANDRY’S “TAKE THIS BODY”
“Take this Body,” the latest track off Gill Landry’s new self-titled record is now streaming at Stereogum (http://bit.ly/1DKlRBk). The song features British songstress Laura Marling, who Landry has also confirmed European tour dates with this spring. Landry is currently on a U.S. run with Justin Townes Earle.
RAHIEM SUPREME NEW MIXTAPE
“Rahiem, with Lost Gemz, provides a balanced variety between street stories, love stories, and anthem-type cuts, as well as a balance between boom bap and trap soundscapes. Over the course of forty-eight minutes, Supreme finds a way to quench whatever thirst any listener may have, all without stretching beyond his own voice.
STAGES “NEW WAR”
Jacksonville, Florida-based metal newcomers STAGES have dropped their gripping debut single via BryanStars. The song, which comes to listeners in the form of an artistically abrasive lyric video, is undeniably heavy — a powerful debut from a band ready to take the metal and hardcore scene by storm.
“‘New War’ is about anybody who has left me behind,” said frontman Aaron Berkshire on the lyrically transparent track. The song, which was produced by internationally-renowned music producer Joey Sturigs (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria), is the first to come off of the band’s debut EP of the same name. The song features a dynamic guest vocal spot from Steven McCorry of Rise Records band Exotype.