NICO & VINZ EMBARK ON ONES TO WATCH WITH SKYPE TOUR SPRING 2015
national 24-date Ones to Watch with Skype tour. A platform that presents artists on the verge of stardom and gives fans the change to get closer to them than ever before. Nico & Vinz have toured with Bruno Mars’s sold out Moonshine Jungle Tour and Usher’s The UR Experience Tour but this will be the first full US tour. The Ones to Watch with Skype tour kicks off in Anaheim, CA on May 4th. Pre-sales available as of yesterday, February 24th and general onsales begin Friday, February 27th.
NOA MAY PRESENTS NEW SINGLE “THE WAR IS OVER
Noa May has a voice like Jekyll and Hyde. Her breezy lilt can be heard whispering on one side while the monster on the other passionately spits her poetry. May is a Human Rights Lawyer by trade, but more than that she is a traveler, an artist and a poet.
Her new single “The War Is Over”, from the recently released album ‘New Born Beast’, is intriguing and intricate while being a million miles removed from the female fronted glossy pop dominating the airwaves.
PROBLEM RELEASES NEW MIXTAPE
The mixtape is full of Atlanta based artists including TI, Young Thug, Future, Rich Homie Quan, Jermaine Dupri, 2Chainz, August Alsina and many more. Producers include Problem, Mike WiLL Made-It, League Of Starz, Inomek In Da Kitchen, B Weezy, London on da Track, DJ Cannon, Jermaine Dupri, Jahlil Beats, Beat Boy, Big Fruit. Diamond Lane America official album set to release this Spring.
MY MORNING JACKET “BIG DECISIONS”
On May 4th, 2015 My Morning Jacket are set to return with their seventh full-length album, The Waterfall via ATO Records/Capitol Records. This release will mark the band’s first on Capitol Records. Recorded in Stinson Beach CA, The Waterfall is the follow-up to the GRAMMY®-nominated Circuital, which was ranked among 2011’s best albums by publications such as Rolling Stone, Paste, MOJO, and Uncut.
MEG MAC SIGNED BY LYOR COHEN
Australia’s most buzzworthy breakout artist of 2014 – has signed to Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment for the world release (ex-Australia and New Zealand) of her debut EP MEGMAC.
At the young age of 24, the Sydney-based singer-songwriter has already won Triple J’s Unearthed Artist of 2014, was named one of Marie Claire Australia’s Artists To Watch in 2015, is currently nominated for Rolling Stone Australia’s “Best New Talent” award, and sold out her entire tour throughout Australia this past Fall.
FULGORA ‘STRATAGEM’ STREAM
Stratagem is the forthcoming, seven-track skull-crusher from grindcore/death perpetrators, FULGORA. A name representing the female personification of lightning in Greek mythology, FULGORA features members of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index and Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Together, their output is vicious, painful and sadistic.
SCOTT WEILAND HEADED TO BOSTON & NEW SINGLE
Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts bring their boot-stomping tour to Boston’s Brighton Music Hall!
2x Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling songwriter/vocalist, Scott Weiland, is back with a new band, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts. Scott describes their debut EP, Blaster, as guitar-laden and “furry,” which runs in the vein of Queens of the Stone Age meets T.Rex – with a bit of David Bowie. Blaster was recorded at Weiland’s Lavish Studios and the Sandbox in Los Angeles. It’s his first solo record in seven years and first record since Stone Temple Pilots’ last release. Scott has sold nearly 44 million records with STP and Velvet Revolver, and is one of rock n roll’s great frontmen.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 / Doors: 7:00 PM
Brighton Music Hall
158 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134
Last week, Entertainment Weekly premiered their latest single, a cover of T.Rex’s “20th Century Boy”:
GREG HOLDEN VIDEO FOR SINGLE “HOLD ON TIGHT”
Following on the heels of his sold-out show at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, singer and songwriter Greg Holden has announced a series of upcoming shows, including a spring tour with Sire recording artists Delta Rae that launches on April 9th in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to that, Holden will perform at this year’s SXSW festival (including at the Warner Bros. Records showcase), and a show at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles on March 24th.
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.
VAN HALEN TO RELEASE DEFINITIVE LIVE ALBUM
Van Halen will release its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It will be released as a double CD; four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl; and digitally beginning March 31, 2015.
Fans who pre-order Tokyo Dome Live In Concert before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama” and “Runnin’ With The Devil.” Go to http://van-halen.com/ for updates and more information.
HOTEL BOOKS NEW VIDEO
Porterville, CA spoken word/indie/ambient rock outfit Hotel Books have announced an April 7 release date for their upcoming sophomore InVogue Records LP, ‘Run Wild, Young Beauty.’ The record is now available for pre-order here.
The video for the title track premiered last week on Alternative Press is now streaming on Youtube.
‘THE BEST OF GUESS WHO’ IN APRIL 2015
Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity will be releasing The Guess Who’s “The Best Of Guess Who” album on Limited Edition 4.0 Quad Hybrid SACD in April 2015. They didn’t have street cred; they didn’t look like stars; and they weren’t considered “cool” by the ultra hip and snooty underground FM rock crowd. But over the course of their career, The Guess Who created some of the most transcendent and electrifying pop music of the Seventies. The Guess Who stubbornly flew in the face of fashion, trends, and the flourishing progressive rock movement, and built an enduring body of work that illuminates their status as immensely gifted pop rock practitioners.
JOHN HOSKING “FALSE ARMS”
John wrote “False Arms” over a 48-hour period but made changes to the sound to capture the emotion of the song. With its soft, intriguing verses, John believes the chorus is a cry out of out of frustration and defeat. Ultimately, John wants his listeners to make their own view or interpretation of the track, and believes followers should listen to the song a few times to make sense of its statement.
BLIND LAKE “WALK BESIDE ME”
Originally a 2003 sci-fi novel by Robert Charles Wilson, Blind Lake, the duo comprised of Lotta Wenglén (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals) and Måns Wieslander (guitar, drums, bass, vocals) derived their band name from the book where in a small Minnesota locale, through alien technology, scientists are able to follow the everyday lives of aliens on a distant planet. The paranormal subject matter aptly reflects the Böste, Sweden based duo’s approach to art, music, philosophy and the perfectly normal events in life which remain perfectly unexplainable.
Wieslander explains, “It’s sort of like what we do, observe people (including ourselves) and situations from the Blind Lake headquarters. We also liked the sound of it, the sci-fi equivalent of a blank page, just waiting to be filled.”
YELAWOLF “WHISKEY IN A BOTTLE”
Yelawolf releases the video for “Whiskey In A Bottle”
LUNG DART ‘B. OK’
The EP was realised in James’s lounge, which, at one point, was also Tim’s bedroom but is now back to being a lounge, masquerading as a studio.
When not playing instruments or sat gazing into their computers with muted Friends episodes on the television, LUNG DART take sounds from their every-day, using the voice memo app on their phones. The sounds you can hear within the 18 minutes that is EBBS, include some of London’s most famous shitholes, one in particular being the grey mass of bilge that they call Wembley Stadium. You can hear it’s empty hallways and kegs of Carlsberg knocking together from the night shifts James and Tim would work for an unnamed recruitment agency.
HIMALIA “KINGDOM” VIDEO
Himalia is a UK based multi instrumentalist musician and producer who explores smooth, melodic sounds whilst retaining a deep, dark, expansive and resonant feel to his compositions. ‘Distances’ is the debut album release from Himalia who has previously released on Medschool, Boomting and Planet Acetate.
‘Kingdom’ is the first single from the Album ‘Distances’ released on Pegdoll Records. A downtempo experimental rhythm track leads ‘Kingdom’ to perfectly mesh with the fascinating vocals of Sakima.
HOUSE OF WHALES “LONG DISTANCE”
Chicago alternative hiphop band House Of Whales presents “Long Distance”, the new single from their self-titled debut album, co-produced by Noam Wallenberg (Mac Miller, I Fight Dragons, Enrique Iglesias) and Zak Fox Jablow (Wu Tang Clan, Chance the Rapper, Asher Roth). Emcee Rico Sisney, bassist Mike Ruby, and drummer Aunnoy Badruzzaman use live instrumentation to craft beats intended to sound as if they were made on a sampler, combining spoken-word lyricism with indie-punk and boombap.
THE LONELY WILD “RUNNING”
Consequence of Sound has premiered “Running” the new single from The Lonely Wild. “Running” is a, “a heavy-hearted cross-examination of life’s failures, but ends on a hopeful message of “don’t stop running.” says Consequence of Sound. The track is the first glimpse listeners get of Chasing White Light, The Lonely Wild’s self-proclaimed “death album.” The song unfolds in short movements alternating between orchestral strings and voice, with lyrics that call into question the nature of existence. Perception and reality are contrasted when Andrew Carroll and Jessi Williams ask one another, “Did I catch you dreaming, even believing you were alive?” Williams then searches for answers in fate. She sings, “Did you write the story? Are we the actors on the stage?”
MC KUF KNOTZ’S NEW SINGLE “GET FREE” PREMIERES TODAY ON ALLHIPHOP.COM
AllHipHop.com debuted “Get Free”, the first single from Philly/ Brooklyn MC Kuf Knotz’s upcoming release A Positive Light. “Get Free” features buoyant vocals from guest artist Brian Dale Allen Strouse (The Lawsuits) over Kuf Knotz’s positively-charged rhymes and a vintage rock steady groove. The album will officially release on Ropeadope Records on March 24, 2015 and will include a string of support tour dates in the Northeast including headlining dates in NYC and Philadelphia.
CURBI “DISCHARGE” VIDEO
There’s a serious buzz going round this 16-year old prodigy from Britain. But it’s all justified; Curbi is definitely the promise of 2015, already creating this enormous impact with his debut single Discharge. Part deep, part future, part classic, it’s a unique sound Curbi delivers here, turning underground elements into sweaty club vibes. The groove is incredible, catchy and mesmerizing.
EMEFE VIBRANT “SAME THING” VIDEO PREMIERES ON ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
EMEFE is about breaking through static, the undefinable noise and clutter of everyday life. The album’s concepts were inspired by French author Jacques Lusseyran’s And There Was Light, chronicling a blind man’s realization of light and love in his time during the French resistance movement. After years of creating an original and fearless pop style showcased through their live performances, their signature style is finally exhibited on their new record. EMEFE’s beats are a cross between Fela Kuti and Prince, with vocals reminiscent of the Talking Heads’ candor and the Beach Boys’ lushness… all with a unique pop sensibility.
LIGHTNING BOLT “THE METAL EAST”
Long-running Rhode Island noise duo, LIGHTNING BOLT, will kick off a mammoth US tour this Spring. Set to commence on April 15th in Buffalo, the pair will trounce twenty-eight cities on a cross country live takeover, with the final show to take place on May 16th in New York City. LIGHTNING BOLT will be joined by Canadian noise rock unit METZ, as well as New York black metal collective, Liturgy, on select dates.
SOKO & NOISEY PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR “TEMPORARY MOOD SWINGS”
Soko’s second album My Dreams Dictate My Reality will be released on March 3rd, 2015. The album, produced by Ross Robinson (The Cure), will be released on Soko’s own imprint, Babycat Records, through Because Music and features the hypnotic duet “Lovetrap” with friend and lo-fi wizard Ariel Pink.
DIAGRAMS PREMIERE NEW ALBUM ‘CHROMATICS’
For Genders, Chromatics is all about relationships – “Relationships are a constant thread, in all their frustrating, exciting, mundane, beautiful, wonderful, sexy, scary glory. And there’s lots of hope in the songs. They shouldn’t be taken too literally mind you… in my head Chromatics is life in Technicolor; with all its ups and downs.”
JESSICA HERNANDEZ & THE DELTAS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas are excited to partner with MTV and their digital properties for the premiere of their new video for fan-favorite Cry Cry Cry. This dramatic tune showcasing Jessica’s wide-ranging emotion comes from the band’s acclaimed debut Secret Evil.
BEBE REXHA PREMIERES THE ACOUSTIC VIDEO FOR HER NEW SINGLE “I’M GONNA SHOW YOU CRAZY”
Warner Bros. Records triple threat Bebe Rexha shares her latest work, which is sure to become an addiction. Her acoustic video of “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” comes a little before the release of her official video to celebrate the undeniable success of the current single. Since its release on December 23rd, “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” has already boast over 20 million Spotify streams and is currently ranked Top 100 Songs across the Spotify platform.
i-D PREMIERES KELELA’S “A MESSAGE” MUSIC VIDEO
i-D today premieres the beautiful and haunting music video for Kelela’s track “A Message,” a creative collaboration between the singer and the legendary style publication.
LUCIE SILVAS’ “UNBREAKABLE US” REHEARSAL VIDEO
In celebration of the release, Silvas will perform a special show this Friday, March 6 as part of Nashville’s Lightning 100 weekly “Artist of the Week” showcase and, on March 16, will join James Bay for a sold-out show at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom. Additional tour dates to be announced shortly.
IMAGINE DRAGONS’ ‘SMOKE + MIRRORS’ DEBUTS AT NO. 1
Smoke + Mirrors — the new album from multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons — debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart this week, bowing with over 194,000 album equivalent units. It also shifted more units than any other album this week. Imagine Dragons currently has two albums in the Billboard Top 200, as its double-platinum 2012 debut, Night Visions, is at No. 20 and has been on the chart for 129 weeks. Smoke + Mirrors also sits atop the album charts in Canada and the U.K., earning Imagine Dragons its first No. 1 album in both territories.
TOMMY BROWN DEBUT SINGLE
Multi-platinum producer Tommy Brown remains behind the boards, also steps to the mic on his contagious debut single, “Trippin’ On Me,” which features Travi$ Scott and Eric Bellinger, and was premiered by The FADER. Earlier this month, Tommy Brown was spotlighted in the Pittsburgh City Paper for his work on Grammy-nominated albums by Ariana Grande and Chris Brown.
HEATHER MALONEY VIDEO FOR “OTHERWISE” PREMIERES AT DIFFUSER
Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney’s new LP Making Me Break will be released April 28 via Signature Sounds Recordings. The video for the album’s lead single “Otherwise” is premiering at Diffuser, who praises “Making Me Break highlights every single aspect of Maloney’s vast talents, with “Otherwise” being a perfect example of the magic she creates in the span of just a few minutes.”
KARMA FIELDS “BUILD THE CITIES”
After hacking into Monstercat’s weekly Twitch podcast causing a major stir amongst fans, the curtain has been pulled away from the mystery act to be the newest artist on the label, Karma Fields. Debuting with the eclectic single ‘Build The Cities’, Karma Fields seems to tap into a musical universe that has yet to be explored ever before.
NEEDTOBREATHE UNVEILS FIRST-EVER LIVE ALBUM
Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced details of their first ever live album. “NEEDTOBREATHE: LIVE FROM THE WOODS” arrives everywhere on April 14th.
Recorded last September at Nashville’s The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, “NEEDTOBREATHE: LIVE FROM THE WOODS” captures the GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band on stage and at their best, performing a full live set including such hits as “Washed By The Water,” “Something Beautiful,” “Keep Your Eyes Open,” and “Multiplied” (see attached tracklisting). The two-CD set will be available for pre-order beginning March 3rd, with all pre-orders receiving instant grat downloads of fan favorites “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” and “Difference Maker.”