REPUBLIC RECORDS ANNOUNCES FINDING NEVERLAND (SONGS FROM THE MUSICAL) ALBUM
In tandem with the Broadway debut of Weinstein Live Entertainment’s Finding Neverland, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, Republic Records announces Finding Neverland (Songs from the Musical) to be released on April 21st.
The record will feature marquee artists, such as Rita Ora, reinterpreting songs from the production in addition to contributions by star Matthew Morrison and composer Gary Barlow. Academy Award- and Grammy Award-winner John Legend and superstar Nick Jonas also join the compilation—as officially announced today.
FRANK SINATRA EXHIBIT IN NYC
Morrison Hotel Gallery is honored to be hosting a comprehensive show spanning privileged access photographic perspectives of a true American legend, Frank Sinatra, to commemorate his centennial birth year. The exhibit, aptly titled The Sinatra Experience, will be curated by Frank Sinatra Enterprises and will show from Thursday, March 5th thru Thursday March 26th, at Morrison Hotel Gallery Soho, located at 116 Prince Street. The featured images will be available for purchase.
This treasure trove of an exhibit is culled from a refreshing cross section of sources to authentically capture Sinatra’s spirit, and reveal his journey from youthfully exuberant talent to one of America’s most beloved icons. The Sinatra Experience will contain a series of fascinating self-portraits taken by Frank himself in his early formative years, just before his appearances with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. It will also present a series of rare and never before seen photographs from the Sinatra Family Archive, the Capitol Records and Warner Bros. Records archives as well as images from other notable photographers. Finally, the exhibit will showcase a series of newfound photographs from the archives of the great British photographer Terry O’Neill. O’Neill worked closely with Sinatra for over 30 years, being granted access to the legend back stage and in private. The Sinatra Experience will coincide with the new multimedia GRAMMY Museum exhibition of Sinatra: An American Icon at the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center.
BOOTS: “MOTORCYCLE JESUS”
BOOTS has premiered his self-directed short film “Motorcycle Jesus”. It can be viewed now at bootsonboots.com. Speaking to the intentions and inspiration behind “Motorcycle Jesus”, BOOTS stated:
“This film was created out of necessity… While I’m alive — while I’m here, I want to find a way to leave my own drawings on the insides of caves. Someone will find them.”
TRINA SIGNS WITH PENALTY ENT
Platinum Recording Artist, Katrina “Trina” Taylor, known to many as Miami’s own “Diamond Princess” has recently signed a new imprint venture with Penalty Entertainment (Sony Red Distribution) /The Executive Club Worldwide. Under the new deal, Trina is currently prepping her sixth anticipated studio album (untitled at this time) which is scheduled to release worldwide mid-2015. The album features executive production credits from the renowned songwriter/producer, Rico Love, whose credits include hits with Beyoncé, Usher, Trey Songz, T.I., and Future amongst other talent. Upon securing the imprint deal, the female emcee released a new single featuring Grammy Award winner, Rico Love, entitled “The Real One.”
SPIRIT PLATE “UNDER THE NIGHT SKY”
Spirit Plate then formed back in Brooklyn, and the songs nearly wrote themselves. As tropical and afro influenced as things got, Brian couldn’t refuse his 90s indie and 60s pop/psychedelic roots – so some of that seeped into the songwriting process as well. But it all happened fast, as if that New Orleans trip was an invisible guiding force channeling through the bands’ soul. Check out what The Wild Honey Pie had to say, here.
JACKSON SCOTT SHARES NEW VIDEO VIA NME
After recently wrapping a run of East Coast tour dates with Francisco The Man, Jackson Scott is back to share the video for Sunshine Redux single “Pacify.” The video, directed by Jay Rubin, was shot on tape in Jackson’s hometown of Asheville, NC. It’s a tripped-out, bizarre episode, which follows Jackson around as he prowls basements, fields, and rooftops throughout Asheville.
WILL DAILEY ANNOUNCES THE RELASE NATIONAL THROAT DELUXE AND EAST COAST TOUR
Following a banner year of accolade and success, Boston’s Will Dailey is making waves into the new year, heading on tour with singer-songwriter Heather Maloney starting in April and releasing a deluxe version of his career break out album National Throat on March 24th.
ALEX PRESTON FEAT JUSTIN BIEBER
In true Australian style Alex Preston prefers to call a spade a spade, or a bootleg a bootleg. His homage to Jack Ü’s team up with Justin Bieber ‘Where Are U Now’ blends Alex Preston’s future house style with the instantly recognisable elements from this year’s least expected collaboration.
Stream and Download ‘Where Are U Now’ (Alex Preston Bootleg) Here:
AMERICAN AWESOME ALLIANCE NEW VIDEO
Electronicore band American Awesome Alliance has released a new music video for their song “Magnum Cum Latte”. The Power Ranger spoof is complete with a Megazord and oozes nostalgia for any kid who grew up in the 90’s. The song/video also features Matt Mehana of the experimental group I Set My Friends on Fire.
JULIAN MOON ALBUM MARCH 24
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Julian Moon has just revealed the details of her brand new album. Good Girl will be released March 24th on Warner Bros. Records and marks her full-length and major label debut. The album was produced by Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry) with all songs primarily written by Moon herself. “Good Girl is choosing how you want to be seen and understood, and knowing that it is ok to be complicated, unpredictable and confusing.” she explains. “Good Girl is my autobiography and a social commentary on being a girl in this day and age. These past few years I have learned that people are complicated, and try as you might to peg them down as a good girl/bad girl/loser/popular – in reality we are all just beautiful, chaotic messes of contradictions. This album is here to hold space and give permission to those who can’t and won’t be pigeonholed.”
MINSK NEW SINGLE
“We are very pleased to finally be able to share an actual piece of the record,” Mead continues of “To The Garish Remembrance Of Failure,” available for the first time today for public consumption. “As always with MINSK, it’s incredibly difficult to lift out one piece of the narrative and imply that it is fully representative of the whole, but I think that ‘To The Garish Remembrance Of Failure’ is a fitting first taste, something succinct, and something that feels really good to turn up loud. The phrase alone, to the garish remembrance of failure, is exceptionally meaningful to us, and we are proud to share a first glimpse of some of what is ahead. Raise a glass, feel and know the vivid memory of what has gone wrong and what must change… to the garish remembrance of failure.”
GLASS ANIMALS ON LETTERMAN
Producer Paul Epworth (Adele, FKA Twigs, Florence and the Machine) signed Glass Animals-actually he created his label Wolf Tone to sign them as his first act.
JAMIE LIDELL NEW SONG
Jamie Lidell reveals his first new music since 2013’s Jamie Lidell. This dark intimate song takes you through the tension of a complex human feeling to the release of a powerful and soulful plea. “It’s an honest admission of self doubt. I even feel vulnerable releasing this song which is why I know it’s important.” – Jamie Lidell on “Believe in Me”
LORD HURON’S “THE WORLD ENDER”
“The World Ender,” the latest track off Lord Huron’s highly anticipated new record Strange Trails, is now streaming at Stereogum:
KINGS DESTROY NEW ALBUM
Brooklyn stoner rock/doom unit KINGS DESTROY will unleash a brand new studio offering on May 5th. The self-titled monster and follow-up to last year’s critically-lauded A Time Of Hunting full-length was produced and mixed by Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob etc.) at Studio G in Brooklyn, mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room in Chicago and delivers seven, lead-footed doom rock hymns.
MEET ME IN ORBIT DEBUT EP
Meet Me in Orbits music is built out of a mutual love for analog synthesizers, vintage gear and expansive musical landscapes. The dream-synth duo will release their debut EP, Traveller on April 7, 2015 via Sky Council Recordings. The five-song EP features two previously released singles, Lightyears Away and Enter the Night as well as three new tracks.
“SAVE TONIGHT” NIGEL GOOD REMIX
In the three years since its initial inception, The Discovery Project has proven to be an innovative exhibition for budding talent within dance music. Escape All Hallows Eve 2014 marked the debut of rising stars, Louis Vivet. The LA-based duo followed up this seminal performance by releasing a modern rendition of “Save Tonight”. Featuring vocals from Gavrielle & Nick Goldston, this cover of the 90’s sensation demonstrated Louis Vivet’s one-of-a-kind, genre blending style and sound. Hot on the heels of their breakout hit comes an official remix from acclaimed producer, Nigel Good. Set to be released on February 24th, Louis Vivet and Nigel Good are primed to showcase a new dimension of “Save Tonight” unlike anything before it.
MARCHING CHURCH SHARES NEW VIDEO & INTERVIEW AT V MAGAZINE / V MAN
Marching Church, the new project of Elias Bender Rønnenfelt of Iceage, has announced three very special record release shows for their upcoming album This World Is Not Enough – one will take place in Los Angeles at Jewel’s Catch One with Gun Outfit, and then two in New York City – one at a to be announced location with Drew McDowall (ex-Coil / Psychic TV) and one at The Acheron with Cheena (members of Pharmakon, Dawn of Humans, Crazy Spirit).
DARREN HANLON “WHEN YOU GO”
Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hanlon will embark on a U.S. tour in support of his first studio album in five years Where Did You Come From? The 13-city U.S. tour with fellow Aussie Courtney Barnett kicks off May 18 in Boston, and includes three nights at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, two nights at The Roxy in Los Angeles, and stops in San Diego, Austin, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. A full list of dates is attached.
THE MUSCADETTES PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE “I’M IN LOVE”
The Muscadettes spent this past fall performing at this year’s POP Montreal, CMJ Music Marathon and M for Montreal festivals. They will celebrate the release of Side A in Montreal on April 21 and in New York, April 30, with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
NEW SONG BY DEL PAXTON
Newly signed to Topshelf Records, Buffalo, NY’s Del Paxton released their first EP “Worst. Summer. Ever.” in August of 2013. During that that time the band played their worst shows and wrote their worst songs, but became the very best of bad friends.
AERO FLYNN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “CRISP”
Produced by Aero Flynn (aka Josh Scott) and Justin Vernon, the upcoming self-titled debut is an album that many who have known Scott have been quietly and anxiously hoping would come to pass for over a decade. Scott’s good friend Christopher Porterfield of Field Report tells the story better than most, relating a time in the early early aughts in Eau Claire, Wisconsin when the music scene was fervently anticipating the inevitable success of a promising band named Amateur Love.
CRUISR NEW SINGLE “GO FOR IT”
Wanted to make sure you saw the new track CRUISR just shared, “Go For It.” It’s super upbeat and catchy, and really showcases those summery hooks the band has mastered. Check it out here:
The “Cyberpunkers” project is the child, born in 2006, of the passion for Cyberpunk culture of two young Italian DJ’s. The format aims at giving a fresh start to this style. In a nutshell, a transposition of the Cyberpunk world in modern clubbing. Through several performances at famous clubs, “Cyberpunkers” drew lots of interest and ended up being much taked about for both their original look, made of masks behind which their true identity is hidden, and for the originality of their shows, which are marked out by the use of two consoles at once and powered by several audio machines.
ED SHEERAN SCORES FIRST #1 SINGLE AT TOP 40 RADIO
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has climbed to #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with his multiplatinum hit “Thinking Out Loud.” This marks the highest charting song of the GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter’s career at the format. “Thinking Out Loud” is also enjoying chart-topping success at additional formats – this week, the song returns to #1 on the Hot AC radio chart for its fourth week (three of which have been consecutive) and also climbs to the top spot on the Adult Contemporary radio chart. “Thinking Out Loud” is the third single from Sheeran’s RIAA-certified platinum album “x” (pronounced multiply), which recently won “Best British Album” at the 2015 BRIT Awards and was nominated for “Album Of The Year” at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
FONKYNSON “WIRED” SINGLE FREE
More recently, Fonkynson has signed with Montreal based label Lisbon Lux Records (home of Le Couleur, Beat Market and Das Mörtal) and is making more and more appearances as a DJ. In 2014, Fonkynson released remixes that received attention from influential media organizations such as EDM.COM and FunkyPanda – garnering tens of thousands of views in the process.
THE BLANCOS RELEASE NIRVANA TRIBUTE
The band recently recorded a haunting version of Nirvana’s legendary “Something in the Way,” which is featured on the Pigeons and Planes Nirvana tribute project, Teenage Angst Has Paid Off Well. The project will be hosted on Pigeons and Planes’ Audiomack channel.
DIANA ESPIR RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO “TOMBOY” FEATURING NELLY
Former The Voice France contestant Diana Espir premiered her music video for “Tomboy” feat. Nelly yesterday exclusively at Fuse. Produced by Uriel “Frenchie” Kabouch and directed by Jawney QVEST and Lanz Pierce, the video “expresses a positive message about the equal relationship between a girl and her guy friends, making a lighthearted statement about female empowerment.” “Tomboy” is now available on iTunes.