THE NEW YORK TIMES PREMIERES NEW LADY LAZARUS ALBUM
Today The New York Times “Press Play” exclusively premieres Miracles, the brand new album by Lady Lazarus, out March 3 via the artist’s own Queen’s Ransom. Check out the stream here. The album may be pre-ordered at iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.
SOLEFALD NEW SINGLE
Tomorrow, Indie Recordings will unleash World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud from Norway’s prized Avant Norse folk duo, SOLEFALD, upon North American ears.
Their first new studio full-length in over four years, the eight-track World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud was captured in Norway and Tanzania, mixed and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) at Orgone Studio in London and features guest appearances from drummer Baard Kolstad (Borknagar, ICS Vortex), bassist Alexander Bøe (In Vain), guitarist Petter Hallaråker (Rendezvous Point) and keyboardist Sindre Nedland (In Vain, Funeral) as well as renowned world music player Anania Ngoliga of Zanzibar on the kalimba and guitar.
DEATH TEAM’S VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “FUCKING BITCHES IN THE HOOD”
Swedish electro-pop duo Death Team has already been causing havoc with their infectious single “Fucking Bitches in the Hood,” blowing up on multiple international charts. Now Idolator has premiered the accompanying angst-filled video, and they dare you to “not sing along to the catchy, sing-song jam, and to not get a wicked thrill out of the duo’s music video for the track.”
LEO LAURETTI “LATCH” RMX
House DJ and Producer Leo Lauretti has released an electrifying reinterpretation of the 2012 Disclosure crossover hit “Latch feat. Sam Smith, injecting the original, pulsating track with a massive dose of grooving bass and driving synths, building Smith’s soulful vocals to a devastatingly high energy drop.
NEW VIDEO BY THE RAAH PROJECT
The Raah Project follow up their 2009 breakthrough album ‘Score’ with their new work ‘Take Me Elsewhere’. The Raah Project is the musical collaboration between composer/producer/vocalist Ryan Ritchie and violinist/composer Tamil Rogeon, both originally from the Melbourne hip hop septet True Live.
SAM SMITH ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN ARENA/THEATRE TOUR
Capitol Records recording artist Sam Smith will return to North America this summer for his second arena/theatre tour of 2015. The month-long run will kick off on July 18 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC and will include concerts at Miami’s American Airlines Arena (July 20) and Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (August 4).
American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, February 23 at 10 AM local time through Thursday, February 26 at 10 PM. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, February 27 at 10 AM local time.
TOMÁS PAGÁN MOTTA SHARES FULL STREAM OF GORGEOUS NEW ALBUM
Tomás Pagán Motta is a DC-based songwriter rooted in the traditions of Americana and folk. Previously recording under The Petticoat Tearoom, Motta is stepping out from the pseudonym to release his self-titled debut. The resulting record highlights Motta’s move to the foreground, placing his impassioned vocals and expressive lyrics at the center of each warm and orchestral arrangement.
PASSION PIT NEW ALBUM ‘KINDRED’ COMING APRIL 21
In celebration of the release of their new album Kindred, out April 21, Passion Pit will tour North America this spring, playing intimate venues in the U.S. and Canada. The band will make stops including SXSW, Buku and Big Guava Music Festivals, Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, two nights at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club and many more. See below for full tour routing—fan presale begins Tuesday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. local time, with the public onsale Friday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Listen to Kindred tracks “Lifted Up (1985)” and “Where The Sky Hangs” via passionpitmusic.com and pre-order the album with the two tracks as instant downloads here.
T. GRAHAM BROWN’S ‘FOREVER CHANGED’ AVAILABLE IN CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE® LOCATIONS
T. Graham Brown’s latest Grammy-nominated album Forever Changed has hit Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations. The critically acclaimed album features collaborations with some of the top Country artists in the music business including Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Jimmy Fortune. Brown also channels his Gospel side with collaborations with Christian singers Jason Crabb, Sonya Issacs, Three Bridges, among others.
“I’m so excited that ‘Forever Changed’ is in the Cracker Barrel restaurant and stores! It’s our favorite place to stop when we’re out on the road” said an excited T. Graham Brown. “We love the food and it’s so much fun to shop and look at all the “cool stuff” in the store. I always check out the CD rack, and to have my album there is a dream come true.”
SHAMPOO BOY ‘CRACK’ LP PREVIEW
Crack is the new album from Shampoo Boy on Blackest Ever Black.
The Vienna-based trio’s second LP to date, following 2013’s crushing BEB debut Licht, Crack finds Peter Rehberg (Editions Mego), Christina Nemec (comfortzone) and Christian Schachinger leaving behind the post-everything in search of their very own neo-something: a powerful alloy of extreme electroacoustic music, luminous ambience and the mineral fundaments of rock and black metal. As before, they’re staring down the void, but this time they’re looking beyond it, too, for the fissures and faultlines that might let some light in.
JUDAH & THE LION ON LETTERMAN
Nashville band Judah & the Lion made their National TV Debut Friday, February 20 on The Late Show with David Letterman! Judah & the Lion performed their fan-favorite “Kickin’ Da Leaves,” the punchy opening track from their debut album Kids These Days, which was released last fall.
SAN HOLO “WE RISE”
Following a string of high profile remixes, a debut EP, collaborations with the Point Point crew, and pioneering his own promotional platform and soon-to-be label bitbird, Dutch beatsmith San Holo connects with Skrillex’s NEST for the release of his latest single “We Rise”.
There’s an intrinsic positivity found in “We Rise” (and all of San Holo’s stylings) that evokes an instant pleasure state in the listener. Irresistible leads meet with emotive chords before crashing into savage Hip Hop percussion, illuminating the light & bright side of the ever-evolving Future Beats designation. The repeating vocal, “We rise, we fall,” adds to the single’s powerful energy, augmenting the overall depth of the track for a lasting effect that lingers long after the song comes to an end.
GEORGE HARRISON AND EARTHCAM
They say it’s your (72nd) birthday, George Harrison – happy birthday to you! Remember the “quiet Beatle” and his immense impact on music with EarthCam’s live webcam at Abbey Road, thanks to its partnership with Abbey Road Studios in London. There’s just something about George, isn’t there? Spend his birthday listening to your favorite songs by Harrison and traveling to Abbey Road with EarthCam’s Crossing Cam! Location doesn’t matter – celebrate George Harrison’s life, legacy and love from anywhere with EarthCam!
Transport yourself to Abbey Road with a computer: http://www.abbeyroad.com/Crossing
Visit the famous zebra crossing with EarthCam’s Webcams app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/webcams-earthcam/id853926670?mt=8
KHALI FRESKO “STUNTIN”
Los Angeles rapper Khali Fresko presents the Kor Capital-directed music video for “Stuntin”, the Keezy-produced new single from Priceless, his forthcoming mixtape featuring Xanax Jimmy and William P. Khali began rapping seriously in 2009, galvanized by the death of a close friend in his freshman year. Relocating to Phoenix, Arizona, he formed L.O.E. (League Of Elite) with Kor Capital in 2013 to develop a platform for artists to be heard.
THE BOTS AND THE WALKING DEAD’S NORMAN REEDUS PREVIEW NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BLINDED”
After making their network television debut performing “Blinded” on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers earlier this month, The Bots announced today that the song’s music video will be directed by The Walking Dead star, Norman Reedus. Check out an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the video at The FADER and stay tuned for more information on its premiere.
HOLYCHILD ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM
HOLYCHILD will release their debut full-length album, The Shape of Brat Pop to Come, early this summer via Glassnote Records. Additionally, HOLYCHILD will hit the road with Passion Pit for their US tour kicking off in Washington, DC on May 6th and ending in Reno, NV on May 29th with a performance at Governor’s Ball to follow. Tickets for the tour will go on sale starting Friday, February 27th. All confirmed dates are below.
“Brat Pop is rebellious pop music. We love pop, we love catchy melodies, and more importantly, we love using these elements to make people think differently about their role in our culture,” HOLYCHILD’s Liz Nistico said.
NEW COIN EP STREAM
Nashville based rockers COIN take the spotlight with their catchy and creative self-titled EP due out February 24th. The band just recently signed to StarTime International (Peter Bjorn and John and Foster The People) and worked with Grammy nominated producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Emmylou Harris) on their debut full length album due out June 9th. Their sound is a more rock and synth heavy Vampire Weekend mixed with the catchy pop rock song structure of Young The Giant and driving rock sound of Cage The Elephant. Today we have the pleasure of streaming the infectious and powerful 3 song EP before it’s official release.
SALVA 2 NEW VIDEOS
Salva is keeping up his weekly assault of content with two new videos from his acclaimed Peacemaker LP. Both videos highlight San Antonio-based rapper Paul Fisher over Salva’s world-class production, the two of them meshed really well and were able to create both songs in only a couple sessions. Watch both videos below and grab the free PEACEMAKER BitTorrent Bundle which gained over half a million downloads over the weekend, exclusive tracks and instrumentals included.
Watch “Trap Back”:
Watch “Baking Soda”:
YAVES “BLOOD COVERED SNOW”
“In Winters Ear” offers the originality and unique story telling style that Yaves has always offered his listeners; but from what we hear so far, this project will outshine his previous works. Yaves brings bold and honest lyricism, which makes a statement that will be respected. There is a re-energized and refined sound that listeners will be sure to feel. Yaves paints a vivid image on the stand out track ‘Blood Covered Snow’, and brings the listener to a time when he was set up to be murdered and how the assault was a pivotal moment which changed his life forever. Produced by Ron Riley, this track is a well-executed, compelling piece of art, which allows listeners to cinematize his words into images in their mind.
CANOPY CLIMBERS “FEVER”
The three-man band fuses their indie/electronic style with a touch of rock influence, creating a driving rock ballad vibe similar to the likes of Radiohead, Coldplay and Copeland. Baeble Music raves that “Fever” is, “Full of pop-fresh beats and a story describing the kind of insta-attraction people often dream of finding.” Check out their full feature with Baeble HERE.
FRENCH MONTANA RELEASES THE VIDEO FOR HIS NEW SINGLE “BAD B*TCH”
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KID CREME “LOOK FOR ME”
Kid Crème, one of the most enigmatic figures in electronic music, has finally given fans of his bass-heavy brand of house music what they have been asking for – new material. Following a meeting at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, a deal was struck with Positiva (the label who released KC’s ‘Hypnotising’ single) to release new track ‘Look For Me’ in 2015.
‘Look For Me’ is a collaboration with NZ producer Jolyon Petch and was conceived while Kid Crème was on tour and hanging out in Jolyon’s Melbourne studio.
ARCHIS SHARES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BITTERSWEET”
With their debut EP, ARCHIS has gained the attention of tastemakers for both the novel concept behind its inception and the cinematic, chilling and powerful music videos that accompany the tracks. Partnering with Kick Kick Snare, ARCHIS shares the official music video for “Bittersweet,” the second installment of a connected trilogy.
NORTHERN AMERICAN PREMIERE VIDEO FOR SINGLE “ELYSIAN”
The follow up to the band’s 2013 EP Happiness Hungover, was recorded at Red Rockets Glare studio in Santa Monica with producer Raymond Richards (Local Natives) and mastered by Mark Chalecki (Local Natives/Avi Buffalo/Islands). There is a natural energy that flows from Northern American, capturing the awe-inspiring beauty of the Los Angeles landscape through which all these lives intertwine.