MS MARVELOUS “BODYWORK”
Theodora “Ms Marvelous” Johnson was born July 21st in the south side of Arlington, Virginia. While growing up there, she notes her brother, local band member and R&B singer, Allen “Foots” Shorter as her main influence when it came to the arrangement of music. Other influences in music include Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Missy Elliot, and many more. Janet Jackson performances and the Fly Girls from the former nighttime comedy show, “In Living Color” influenced the performance side of Ms Marvelous. She was also involved with various talent shows from her childhood to adolescent years. She consistently wrote poetry in journals during the hardships of her life, which contributed to the penmanship and unique concepts of her songs.
LOW CUT CONNIE VIDEO
“Shake It Little Tina” is the first single from the Low Cut Connie’s new album Hi Honey, to be released on April 21 on Contender Records. The new set of songs was produced by Thomas Brenneck (Alabama Shakes, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Charles Bradley) and features a number of notable guest appearances, including Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards, Dean Ween of Ween, Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound, Oblivians), and Vinnie Pastore (aka Big Pussy from The Sopranos).
NATE RUESS “NOTHING WITHOUT LOVE”
Two-time Grammy award winning songwriter and frontman of the band fun., NATE RUESS teamed up again with ‘SOME NIGHTS’ collaborators Jeff Bhasker and Emile Haynie on his anthemic new single “NOTHING WITHOUT LOVE” (Fueled By Ramen) out today via all digital music providers.
ALEXANDER TUROK “OSCILLATION”
Moscow based Alexander Turok is back to form with his latest single ‘Oscillation’. Released as a Beatport exclusive in February and hitting the rest of the stores later in the month, ‘Oscillation’ is another Trance and Progressive inspired effort by one of Russia’s most productive DJ and producers. His deep knowledge and passion for Trance and Progressive has landed him deals with top labels including: Amsterdam Trance Records, Beat Service Audio, Audentity Recordings, Sir Adrian Music and of course Armada Music.
BREAKAGE NEW SINGLE
Having revealed album tracks ‘Treading Water’ and the dubby ‘Revelation’, Breakage announces new single ‘Future’; another epic, string-laden UK bass composition also on the LP.
Fans of his previous single with Jess Mills ‘Fighting Fire’ will remember the mood. Though famed within the UK sound system world, James Breakage grew up on dark Country ballads played on his parent’s record player. Little known fact; before his first home-studio drum & bass efforts got snapped up by the legendary label Reinforced, he was a teen metal fan.
LES MARINELLI ALBUM PREVIEW
Les Marinellis were lucky enough to be born in an age where good taste can simultaneously wear a thong, have its attributes dangle on each side of it and still convince you that your friends are missing out on something if they’re not there. Catch these five Montrealers live before gravity brings their balls closer to the ground. Rock & Roll won’t be as fun when they all stop wearing waist size 32.
With previous tracks receiving support from the likes of Hardwell, David Guetta, Nicky Romero, W&W, Blasterjaxx and many more influential artists, Jenaux has quite a track record! Bringing his energetic sound to Enhanced, Jenaux teams up with Pia Toscano in the incredible ‘Renegades’.
In a beautiful marriage of euphoric synths, driving FX and Pia’s show-stopping vocals, ‘Renegades’ is another sure fire hit for a duo who have both seen remarkable individual successes.
LOWIN “GONNA RUN YOU”
Austin-based indie rock foursome Löwin just released their new single “Gonna Run You” off their debut EP Royal Jelly out April 7th! You can check out the track HERE. Löwin takes their name from the German word for “lioness,” and draws comparisons to bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Deap Vally, and The Kills.
NOISEY PREMIERE’S RAEKWON’S “WALL TO WALL”
“Wall to Wall” is the first track (It’s not the official single) off of Raekwon’s upcoming sixth solo album, Fly International Luxurious Art.
THE PRODIGY “WILD FRONTIER”
Ahead of the release of their 6th studio album The Day Is My Enemy on March 30th, The Prodigy release “Wild Frontier” – a new single brimming with psychotic joy.
The track premiered as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1.You can listen to the song via the brilliant video now. Devised and directed by Mascha Halberstad (http://www.superfelix.nl ) the video features the talented animation skills of Elmer Kaan (http://elmerkaan.com/).
COMPLEX PREMIERE’S EARTHGANG’S “MONDAY” FEAT. MAC MILLER
The Atlanta duo is gearing up to release their Torba project this Thursday, February 26th. The mixtape is named after the number seven in Oromo, one of the oldest ethnic groups inhabiting Ethiopia-which, Earthgang says, is also the “origin with some of the baddest chicks.”
KODALINE RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THE ONE”
Coming Up For Air drew inspiration from producers Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, One Direction), Jim Eliot (Ellie Goulding) and In A Perfect World producer Steve Harris. “If you’d told us at the start of the summer that we’d be finished our album by autumn we wouldn’t have believed you,” says lead Vocalist Steve Garrigan. “It happened so quickly. A lot of the songs were done live in the studio, on the spot.”
XAVIER RUDD & THE UNITED NATIONS SHARE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “COME PEOPLE”
Partnering with Relix, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations shares the official music video for lead single, “Come People” from the forthcoming album, Nanna (out March 17 via Nettwerk Records).
DIAMANTE TO TOUR WITH FLYLEAF ON REVOLVER’S HOTTEST CHICKS TOUR
DIAMANTE will be joining female fronted rock band FLYLEAF on Revolver’s Hottest Chicks Tour this spring. The tour embarks on April 8 and the lineup includes bands from Revolver’s Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock issue — Flyleaf, The Agonist (on select dates), Fit For Rivals, DIAMANTE and Falling For Scarlet. VIP tickets will go on sale Wednesday, February 25 and General Public tickets will go on sale Friday, February 27 at 10am local time.
SKEYES “EMPTY MIRRORS” EP STREAM
To finish off their “Very Metal Winter” campaign, Imminence Records’ Pennsylvania progressive metalcore outfit Skeyes has partnered with The Circle Pit to exclusively premiere the band’s label debut. The four track EP, which can be heard HERE, is titled Empty Mirrors and will be released tomorrow while featuring guest vocal spots from The Color Morale’s Garret Rapp and Erra’s Jesse Cash. Guitarist Jesse Cease commented on the EP, “This release has been in the works for quite a while, but we have finally wrapped things up and can’t wait to show listeners what we have put so much time, effort, and heart into. We believe it possesses the foundation on which this band was built on. Admitting our mistakes as human beings, learning from them, and making the necessary changes we need to make to move forward in our lives.”
NEW SINGLE BY TOWKIO
“I manage Towkio (of Save Money crew – Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, etc.) He just dropped this song and I wanted to have you just hear it and be aware for future stuff coming soon.”
TENNIS + THE FADER PREMIERES “NEEDLE AND A KNIFE” VIDEO
Tennis is heading out on a North American spring tour in support of their critically-acclaimed album Ritual in Repeat, out now on Communion Records. In conjunction with the new dates, The Fader exclusively premieres Tennis’ new video for “Needle and a Knife.” Watch the video HERE. “The idea for this live video developed out of my obsession with Petra Collins’ photography,” vocalist Alaina Moore told The Fader. “Her work is impertinent, forceful and above all feminine. Forty bucks and several trips to Party City was all I needed to turn my living room into a pink hell which doubled as the perfect setting for a live performance of ‘Needle And A Knife.’” The band begins their headlining tour in their hometown of Denver, CO on April 25.
BELLE MARE PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “CICADA”
In support, the band will play the first of three scheduled New York City shows this Friday night, February 27, at the Knitting Factory. The single is the band’s first new material since their acclaimed debut EP, The Boat Of The Fragile Mind, in 2013, which SPIN called, “spaciously eerie”. “Cicada” also provides a first glimpse of the band’s debut album, recorded at the famed Electric Lady studio in Manhattan, with Grammy-winner Tom Elmhirst and producer Ben Baptie, and due to arrive this Fall.
GRISTNAM 2 NEW SINGLES
Even Less is the latest full-length from Louisiana sludge grind assassins, GRISTNAM.
Featuring former members of haarp and Omean, GRISTNAM lives by the grind-groove-repeat ethos spewing out billowing odes of revulsion, disease and chronic disenchantment. Out now on Housecore Records, Even Less is a duel bruiser that features five tracks from their 2013-issued Release 1 EP and six new violent requiems.
DAVE PATTEN “WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS”
“Heavy Mind”, Dave’s 2015 studio album and follow up to his 2014 live album “Live in Philadelphia” shows a deeper and darker side to the Philly artist than fans have seen in the past. Explore with Dave his battles with success in the music industry, in love, and in life, in a cinematically visceral adventure through his heavy mind.
Dave’s career started in 2010 in Philadelphia where he began directing and DP’ing music videos for local artists as well as for his own music. Within a few short years his portfolio on youtube went from 0 to over 65MM views, which grabbed the attention of CAA and led to Dave’s transfer out to Los Angeles, where he currently resides.
AGIRLANDHERHIPHOP.COM PUTS HER STAMP ON SHAMANIC’S NEW VIDEO MINDLESS
Nashville indie hiphop rapper ShaManic, breaks out of the country music mold with his new video MINDLESS.Hiphop welcomes the new comer by premiering his break out video on the top ranked hiphop site A Girl And Her HipHop.com.
BONDAGE & DISCIPLNE “FIRST KISS”
Bondage & Discipline make big gestures feel personal. They’re believers in pop as transportive vehicle and as personal catharsis. The Philadelphia three-piece formed in late 2013 after breaking from local indie rock mainstay The National Rifle. “First Kiss” is based on a letter songwriter Hugh Morretta found left on the seat of an elevated train. The song explores the idea of a desperate and desirous sentiment that may never be shared with the person who inspired it.
ROVIANA LAGOON “GRAVES”
Roviana Lagoon is a four piece folk pop band from Melbourne, Australia. Like the tranquil meandering stretch of coastal paradise from which their name is drawn, Roviana Lagoon aim to deliver simplicity and effortless beauty, stripping back songs to their bare bones to reveal subtlety
Expressing identifiable melody through strong song writing has been at the forefront of what Daniel (Guitar/Vocals), Ella (Keys/Vocals), Tom (Bass) and Dom (Drums) have set out to achieve. Drawing influence from a diverse range of artists such as Neil Young, The Pixies and The Decemberists, the focus has been squarely on melodic intrigue and strong lyrical content.
SOPHIE AND THE BOM BOM’S ‘POWER’
SOPHIE AND THE BOM BOM’S has unleashed a visually stunning video for new track POWER out February 23rd. ‘Power’ is an upbeat pop anthem that delivers an incredible vocal and an empowering infectious sing-a-long hook. You can see the video here:
DIAMOND RUGS “THUNK”
Diamond Rugs are releasing their second record, Cosmetics (Sycamore Records/Thirty Tigers/RED), today. This rowdy follow-up to their 2012 self-titled debut that garnered rave reviews and a much-talked about performance on the Late Show with David Letterman, still features the incomparable collaboration of John McCauley (Deer Tick), Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pé (ex-Black Lips guitarist), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), T. Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite). The record was recorded in Nashville, TN, at Playground Sound Studio and was produced by Adam Landry and Justin Collins. The band is sharing a new song from the album, “THUNK,” to celebrate its release.
London-based electro-rock hybrid band Modestep have announced the May 25 release of their highly anticipated second album ‘London Road’ (Max Records/INgrooves), along with unveiling the albums tracklisting/cover art and premiering the lead single Machines on Modestep Radio.
EVERYONE LIKES CATHLEEN NEW VIDEO
The metalcore act Everyone Likes Cathleen from Mexico City has released a new music video for their song “Patient Zero”. The song is the third track off the band’s latest EP Trials and is available via iTunes. The video originally premiered with Revolver Magazine.
“This video was recorded at one of our most crowded shows at Vive Cuervo Salón in Mexico City,” says the band’s vocalist Luis Rodriguez. “It shows both the soundcheck and the show so the people can have a glimpse of what is like to be at both.”
THE MUSIC BIZ STARTUP ACADEMY IN BOSTON, MA MARCH 31
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is returning to Boston to host another installment of its Music Startup Academy educational series on March 31 at General Assembly Boston. Aimed at giving entrepreneurs and startups all the knowledge they need to create sustainable, legal, and innovative companies, the Academy will provide crash courses on important issues such as music licensing, metadata, music operations, and business development as well as an Elevator Pitch Shark Tank in which local companies will get to pitch their products to a panel of industry executives. There will also be a keynote presentation from Patrick Reynolds, Chief Strategy Officer of Triton Digital, who is based out of the company’s Boston office.
MAT KEARNEY’S NEW ALBUM
MAT KEARNEY releases his highly anticipated new full-length album, JUST KIDS [Republic Records], in stores and through iTunes, Amazon MP3, and Google Play today. As soon as the record went live, it shot to the Top 3 of the iTunes Rock Albums Chart.
LA TIMES PREMIERES LOUIS YORK’S “CLAIR HUXTABLE”
The Los Angeles Times is premiering “Clair Huxtable,” the first single from LOUIS YORK, the much-buzzed-about new group featuring the multi-platinum songwriter/producer team of Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony.
PEP & RASH “RUMORS”
Fresh off the back of their recent anthem ‘Fatality’ released at the end of last year, Dutch duo Pep & Rash are back with yet another club smash, ‘Rumors’, released on 6th April via Spinnin’ and Epic Records.
With its slinky, staggered house beats ‘Rumors’ is set to be one of the tunes of the summer thanks to Pep & Rash’s smooth as silk production. The duo have created a dance floor killer with atmospheric synths underlying a brooding bass stem and pitched down vocals, leaving a contagious club track, full of attitude and style.
GILL LANDRY’S NEW SELF-TITLED RECORD STREAMING
Of his inspiration behind the album, Landry explains, “These songs are my attempt at transcending the more classic type of broken-hearted love song I’d been writing for years where there was an obvious victim. I tried to not come at it from the point of how things could have/should have been or should be, but searching for a sweet, understanding surrender to what is or was, and moving forward with compassion and kindness without harsh judgment to the reasons for this crime or that misstep.”
Ushering in a new generation of consciousness, eighteen-year old Atlanta alternative artist and musical youth activist, Raury premieres his first visual of the year…And it’s a Public Service Announcement. Written and directed by Carlon Ramong and John Merizalde, respectively. “PSA (Seven Suns)” is a satire on how the growth of mobile technology & social media, has created a virtual world in which the citizens’ detach from real-time human communications & interactions. It features Raury & LoveRenaissance, in their vigilante efforts to draw humanity back to what is “real.”
PRE-ORDER ODESSA’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT NOW
ODESSA has unveiled April 28th as the release date for her anxiously awaited self-titled full-length debut, ODESSA [Chop Shop/Republic Records]. The pre-order is live on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and Google Play today. iTunes and Amazon MP3 pre-order come with an instant download of her debut single “I Will Be There.”