NOISEY PRESENTS PART SEVEN OF NOISEY ATLANTA
Noisey, VICE’s music channel, today presents Part Seven of Noisey Atlanta, an all-access pass into the complex and thriving Atlanta rap scene. In this episode, Thomas enters iLoveMakonnen’s strange world, which is driven by peace, love, and mushrooms. Over the last year Makonnen has risen to the forefront of Atlanta’s music scene with a more alternative and strange sound. His smash single “Club Goin’ Up on a Tuesday” was remixed by Drake after its release last summer, and went on to be nominated for a Grammy. Since, he’s released songs with Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, and more.
PATRICK WATSON LEAD SINGLE PREMIERES ON NPR MUSIC’S “ALL SONGS CONSIDERED”
Love Songs For Robots, the highly anticipated fifth record from Patrick Watson, will be released May 12 via Domino Records. Love Songs For Robots is the follow up to Watson’s 2012 release Adventures In Your Own Backyard, which received widespread critical acclaim—Consequence of Sound calls it “Larger than life,” while Q Magazine hails “Sublime,” and Uncut adds “Confidently ambitious.”
PAPERTOWNS. LEAD SINGLE
Famined Records is proud to announce the signing of Phoenix, AZ’s rock/emo revival outfit Papertowns.. Guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Brown had this to say on the signing, “It’s honestly a weight off our shoulders to finally have a label who understands the direction we’re striving for and support us fully. We’re beyond grateful for the opportunity.” Along with the signing announcement, Papertowns. has announced that their Famined Records debut EP, entitled With You In Mind, will be released May 12th and the lead single is exclusively premiering on New Noise Magazine HERE.
MAJOR LAZER X DJ SNAKE “LEAN ON”
In 2009 when Major Lazer first launched, Diplo was known as the globetrotting underground dance music champion and electronic music was relegated to coverage in niche media outlets. Six years later, Diplo is now one of the most in-demand producers for the biggest artists in the world and dance music is arguably the most popular it’s ever been. Diplo has alluded to the fact that 2015 will see numerous album releases from Major Lazer (his dancehall project with co-producers Walshy Fire and Jillionare) and today marks the beginning of that journey with the release of the Major Lazer & DJ Snake track “Lean On” featuring MØ.
MIRK “LET IT GO”
The MuseBox today announced that Mirk have released their “Let It Go” single, the second of four singles in support of their forthcoming full-length Run, set for a February 2015 release. Formerly Mirk & the New Familiars, Mirk is an Albany, New York band whose music has been characterized as a cross between pop, soul, rock, R&B, and hip-hop. The seven-piece have toured extensively throughout the United States, thus developing a reputation for an energetic and intriguing live show that has earned rave reviews at SXSW. In addition to writing and performing all of Mirk’s music, Joshua “Mirk” Mirksy has also produced music for Jay-Z, Petey Pablo, Eamon, Ciara, and Young Jeezy. Several of Mirksy’s projects have been certified platinum and gold by the RIAA.
BRYAN ADAMS ANNOUNCES U.S. DATES FOR RECKLESS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Multi-platinum selling recording artist Bryan Adams will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with his full band in April to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his iconic rock album, Reckless. Promoted by Live Nation, the RECKLESS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR will kick off on April 11 in Houston, Texas at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, before hitting cities throughout the U.S., including New York City, Las Vegas, Chicago, Dallas and more. Tickets go on sale starting Feb. 28 at www.livenation.com.
Cheatahs’ Sunne EP, the London, England-based band’s first release since their self-titled debut album in early 2014, arrived in stores today via Wichita Recordings. The word “sunne” (an old English spelling) is perhaps apt for describing the four new songs, at turns scorching ambient punk and blissed-out anti-rock. Last week, Under The Radar premiered a stream of EP track “Campus,” which can be heard here:
JOHN FOGERTY ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL “1969” U.S. TOUR DATES
JOHN FOGERTY’s highly-anticipated world-wide “1969” tour is pleased to announce additional U.S. dates. Beginning May 2nd with a special appearance at the Beale Street Music Festival, the tour will continue to the east coast with stops in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina before heading south to Florida with shows in St. Augustine, Tampa and W. Palm Beach. FOGERTY’s “1969” continues throughout May, June and July with a previously announced show at the iconic Hollywood Bowl, scheduled for July 15th. Additional summer dates will be announced shortly, with the U.S. portion of the “1969” tour set to conclude in August.
JESSIE BAYLIN’S “TO HELL AND BACK” DEBUTS AT PASTE MAGAZINE
Already receiving critical acclaim, ELLE Magazine premiered the album’s first single “Creepers (Young Love),” while Baylin’s rendition of Bette Midler’s 1972 recording of “Do You Wanna Dance” written by Bobby Freeman recently debuted at T: The New York Times Style Magazine. The magazine describes the cover song as “dreamy” and “sultry” adding, “…the record is a lush and slightly nostalgic collection that recalls big, warm AM radio singles, as well as soulful female vocalists like Dusty Springfield and Nancy Sinatra.”
NEW MUMFORD & SONS ALBUM
Mumford & Sons are pleased to announce the details of their forthcoming third album, Wilder Mind.
Wilder Mind will be released in North America through Glassnote Records on May 4. It is produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine). It features twelve new tracks, written collaboratively by the band in London, Brooklyn, and Texas. A number of the new songs were written and demoed at Aaron Dessner’s (The National) garage studios in Brooklyn. The band also returned to Eastcote Studios in London, where they recorded Sigh No More, for further writing and demo sessions. The album was recorded at AIR studios in London.
‘THE ESSENCE’ ALBUM POSTED
Underground hip-hop pioneers Rik Ducci & J-Dubble release their collaborative album “The Essence”. Recorded at Inner Recess studio in New Orleans, the full length experience includes 13-tracks created in the true feeling of old school rap music.
Rik Ducci is a veteran DJ who honed his skills on stages with classic acts like Camp Lo and The Lost Boyz during the golden age of the art form. Before linking up with J-Dubble full-time, his production efforts “Pride 4 Lunch, Sleep 4 Dinner” (parts 1 & 2) were well received within the New Orleans community, featuring popular artists Lyrikill and Jakie Skellz.
BEN FOLDS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM & WORLD TOURING
Ben Folds has announced details of a landmark new album slated for digital release in the spring with a vinyl release to follow in the late summer.
The upcoming album will showcase new pop songs by the multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer recorded and arranged in collaboration with yMusic – a critically-acclaimed NYC-based sextet, along with the debut recording of Folds’ critically acclaimed “Concerto For Piano and Orchestra.” Recorded in just under two weeks in New York, Los Angeles, and Folds’ own historic RCA Studio A in Nashville, the album is marked by its forward-thinking studio craft and creative spontaneity.
CLMD “KEEP DREAMING”
Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Albert Einstein and Oprah Winfrey – regardless of their race, background, financial upbringing or obstacles, all have something in common with the rest of us – they are dreamers. ‘Keep Dreaming’ is inspired by the passion and drives of such luminous idealists and is a musical embodiment of their spirit.
OWSLA ANNOUNCES TWITCH STREAMING CHANNEL
OWSLA and streaming platform Twitch have teamed up to build out twitch.tv/owsla into a customized 24/7 music channel. The channel will feature tracks from OWSLA artists such as Jack Beats, Hundred Waters, Seven Lions and many more, and all music comes fully cleared for use by any of Twitch’s 1.5 million broadcasters. The label will also be using the channel to livestream events and special activities, host artist gaming sessions and unveil new content.
THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NEW VIDEO
Tel Aviv’s electrifying pop duo THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS have burst onto the U.S. music scene with their new single “All Of It But Me,” featuring Austrian vocalist Anna F, released via Cherrytree Records France (Polydor / Universal). The official music video premiered yesterday exclusively at NYLON, who wonders “how the hell they fit so much awesomeness into three minutes and 18 seconds.”
WILL BUTLER STREAMS NEW ALBUM
Arcade Fire’s Will Butler will release his debut solo album Policy on CD, LP, and digital on March 10 in the US and March 16 in the rest of the world. Pitchfork reported the news and shared the exclusive Spotify pre-album stream.
Will’s lyrics present a sideways vision of America that’s beautiful and horrible at the same time. There’s violence in the greed and selfishness of these characters, but more than a little humor in them trying to get what they want in three to five business days or cooking pony macaroni for dinner. When he implores “sing to me” at the end, it’s the start of a conversation—one that’ll keep running long after the thirty minutes of Policy are through.
PETE RG PREMIERES ”STILL HERE” ACOUSTIC VIDEO
Still Here was written on acoustic guitar, RG explains about the song, lyrically inspired by his personal bond with multi-instrumentalist /co-producer Brina Kabler. I was messing around one evening while Brina was cooking us dinner and stumbled across the chorus, lyrics and melody. Brina chimed in with her background vocal right away. We looked at each other and knew we had something special. Brina and I originally intended for there to only be an acoustic version of the song. No band, but as we were recording the acoustic guitars, we created a loop for me to play to. The loop inspired some additional guitar ideas, and with that, we were off and running with the band version.
BEI RU “SWEET TEMPTRESS”
Armenian-American, Los Angeles-based producer Bei Ru presents the Postas-directed music video for “Sweet Temptress”, the single from his new instrumental album Saturday Night At The Magic Lamp.
MAC MCCAUGHAN “LOST AGAIN”
Mac McCaughan recently announced the May 5 release of Non-Believers, his first solo record under his own name. Listen to “Lost Again” from the album now at Stereogum. In its track premiere, Stereogum writes, “Like so many of McCaughan’s songs, it feels instantly familiar, like something you’ve been happy to have in your life for years.”
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.” “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
(WE ARE) NEXUS RELEASE “THEY’LL NEVER STOP ME” (SINGLE) TODAY
Electronic pop music duo, (We Are) Nexus have released the original version of their single, “They’ll never stop me”. Available via all digital retailers now, (We Are) Nexus will be hitting the road as of March 6 in support of their upcoming EP, They’ll Never Stop Me (The Remixes) due for release on April 6. The tour is due to kick off at Roscoe’s Night Club in Chicago and will round out on the East Coast in Washington, DC at Town Nightclub on April 10. The EP, which features mixes by industry heavyweights including Jose Nunez and Bimbo Jones, the Sean Finn remix will be available exclusively for sale via Beatport on March 23.
SISTER SIN “DESERT QUEEN” VIDEO
“We took a bit of inspiration from ancient times and aimed for a darker feeling in this video”, explains guitarist Jimmy Hiltula. “Since the song has a dark feel to it, yet is very melodic, we wanted to capture that along with having the Desert Queen character in it. Also, we wanted to take some focus off the band and give more room for Liv portraying this gypsy kind of woman, reading cards and being enigmatic”. Hiltula continues on the filming, “The desert shots were absolutely crucial for the whole video and 11 Frames (producer) did an awesome job with these beautiful pictures. We couldn’t be more excited about this video! We have all met the Desert Queen in our lives (or eventually will), the mystery lies beyond.”
MINIBOONE REVEAL NEW TRACK “BASIC SONG”
Ernest Jenning Record Co. is excited to announce Bad Sports, the sophomore full-length from Brooklyn quartet Miniboone. To ring in the release, the group premiered new track “Basic Song” via Impose, who praised their “clever blend of upbeat witticisms… Miniboone allow the audience to realize their own triumphant song that lies hidden from within.”
TBTG “TURN THE NIGHT DOWN”
This Boy That Girl, also known as TBTG, is an American pop/ hip hop duo consisting of Alec and Becca King. Originally from Colorado, Alec and Becca moved to LA four years ago with their family to pursue careers in the music industry. In addition to singing and rapping, both artists write and produce their own music. Becca is also writing for popular artists through her Warner Chappell Publishing deal. Alec has just released a mix tape showing the distinct message he is bringing to his music.
Represented by Big Dream Productions, TBTG is becoming a force in the music industry, recently joining Aaron Carter on his Wonderful World Tour and Kalin and Myles ‘Chase Dreams’ Tour.
MISTERWIVES RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
MisterWives have just released their anxiously awaited full-length debut album, Our Own House [Photo Finish/Republic Records] in stores and all digital retailers. The album includes the band’s hit single “Reflections” which has generated immense buzz since its release last year with the Reflections EP. The title track went on to exceed a staggering 22 million streams online, sell 200,000 downloads and clinch the #1 spot on Billboard’s Emerging Artist chart. The group was also recently awarded a Woodie Award for “Artist to Watch”.
SUBURBAN SCUM “DEATH IS DESTINY”
The first single from the upcoming debut LP by New Jersey’s SUBURBAN SCUM has been has been released early through Lambgoat as the band takes their bruising new anthems cruising across the country on tour today.
RORSCHACK + TONE-z RELEASE BAR TAB VIDEO
Bay Area’s EDM label, MalLabel is excited to announce their latest hip-hop-electronic joint, Handcuffs. A project with LA based producer Rorschack, and Emmy nominated emcee T.O.N.E.-z, Handcuffs is a jazzy glitch-hop, downtempo inspired album that shows what’s possible when lines are blurred in music today.
The track ‘Bartab’ tackles the subject of meeting that someone special, followed by ‘Handcuffs’ which portrays the difficulty of even approaching that special girl without getting called on the game you ain’t even tryin’ to play. ‘Computer Luv’ is a chill ride through a tripped out soundscape. ‘Naked She Was’ is a wonderfully introspective treasure of sound to round off this profound collection.
NEW SONG BY M83 & HAIM
Interscope Records will partner with Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) company, to release the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the futuristic action-adventure film The Divergent Series: Insurgent. Insurgent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released digitally on March 17, 2015 and features a brand-new song by M83 with HAIM, titled “Holes in the Sky.” MTV.com is premiering the track today.
MOOIJ STEPS OUTSIDE OF HOUSE MUSIC WITH ‘PRIME’ EP
Hailing from Mexico, Mooij (pronounced ‘moy’) has been in the game since the early 2000s, producing a mix of various house styles both as a solo artist (under his full name, Frederik Mooij) and in duo Icarus Fly alongside Daniel Cantisani. After several years of sticking almost entirely to 128 BPM four-on-the-floor house beats, the ‘Prime’ EP finds the veteran producer taking a step in a new direction, both by dropping his first name and by branching out beyond 4×4 sounds, exploring deep funk and melodic dubstep in addition to progressive/electro house.
JOHN GRANT ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR DATES WITH THE PIXIES
Partisan Records is excited to announce that The Pixies have chosen John Grant as their direct support for a spring US tour in continued support of 2013’s Pale Green Ghosts. Kicking off in New Orleans on May 5th, the tour will route through the Southeast and East Coast, culminating with two New York City shows (The Beacon Theater on May 27th and the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on May 28th). Additionally, Grant will play Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, and is currently working on his third album due out later this year.
DWIGHT YOAKAM “SECOND HAND HEART”
Internationally renowned recording artist, songwriter, and actor Dwight Yoakam will release a brand-new album, entitled Second Hand Heart, on April 14th, 2015. The album, available for pre-order here, marks the multiple GRAMMY Award winner’s return to the Warner family. Yoakam released a series of albums on Reprise Records beginning with his debut, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., in 1986.
MAESTUS NEW HYMN
The dread-bringers at Cvlt Nation are pleased to offer up a sample helping of Voir Dire by way of second movement, “Weeping Granite,” remarking, “This blackened doom horde from Eugene, Oregon, will crush your skull with their massive riffs like a mammoth block of slow-moving granite that engulfs your senses millimeter by millimeter. Their music is a blend of black metal, doom and ambient, allowing the listener to drift into peaceful fantasy before they are flattened to a bloody pulp.”
RUBY THE HATCHET ALBUM STREAM
Philadelphia psychedelic doombringers RUBY THE HATCHET release their new album, Valley of the Snake, today via Tee Pee Records. The hotly-tipped quintet, whom NYC’s L Magazine calls “Rulers of the dark”, recorded the new LP at Retro City Studios in Germantown, PA. Stream Valley of the Snake in full today, via All Music.
THUMP RECORDS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Thump Records is releasing their latest compilation album, Lowrider Freedom Hip Hop 2015 on March 17th. Thump Records has been releasing the Lowrider brand of music throughout their 25 years with huge success and sales close to a million albums. The new release consists of music from all the top artists and new comers making noise in the Hip Hop world today, including: Des Hood Star, Glocc, Snoop Dogg, Too Short, Xzibit, Seven, E40, Joe Moses and more. Out of 100’s of songs considered for this project, only 18 tracks were chosen to keep the “Lowrider Music” excellence alive and well.
Daphee “I Want To Thump”:
Des Hood Star – “B*tch N*gga”:
DEAN XELINSKY SIDEKICK PICKUP
Dean Zelinsky Guitars today announces its debut of the SideKick Pickup, the world’s first pickup that is a true Humbucker and switches to an authentic Single-Coil – all in a single pickup while matching volume. With SideKick technology, switching from humbucker to single-coil, there is virtually no volume drop-off as in conventional Humbucker coil-tapping or splitting. SideKick Pickups are available on all Dean Zelinsky Tagliare model guitars only sold at:
BRONCHO SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “NC-17”
BRONCHO share a new video for “NC-17” from their relentless sophomore release Just Enough Hip To Be Woman today via NPR. Regarding “NC-17,” director George Salisbury summed up the mystery behind the young man’s storyline, “It’s about the corruption of youth going both ways. Kids run towards it, I know I did, and sometimes they have a few tricks of their own.”
STEFAN PRUETT “CAREFREE”
While Pruett categorizes his music broadly as “dance” and wants it to make bodies move, he hopes that it will touch people in a deeper way. To him, making this album was a way to deal with his personal issues—many of which he had bottled up for years. Not only did the stress of thinking daily about his heart condition weigh on him but also dealing with the death of his older brother several years ago and a subsequent estrangement from his family took a heavy toll.
“I was more likely the one who wasn’t going to make it, not him,” muses Pruett. “I didn’t deal with his death or my family situation very well, and it became a big part of me reinventing myself and making this record.”
J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS DEBUT NEW LYRIC VIDEO
After a face melting performance at Austin City Limits with The Black Keys last month, J. Roddy Walston & The Business continue to keep rocking out with the release of their latest lyric video the thunderously tribal track “Sweat Shock”, which premiered HERE on ESPN.com. They also spoke to drummer Steve Colmus about the band’s love of their hometown teams – especially the Baltimore Orioles.