Foynes’ distinctive electronic triphop beat is paired seamlessly with a soulfully haunting vocal performance from Aviva. Dancing between big horn crescendos and bright dancing synth easing the listener along its path. A steady beat and musical intricacy make this an aural journey following a smooth vocal melody until the soaring final climax capturing the essence of its entirety. Since its release ‘Again’ has been picked up by Mercedes’s Benz fashion week Sydney as one of their televised theme songs.
CARLY RAE JEPSEN RELEASES BRAND-NEW SINGLE “I REALLY LIKE YOU”
Jepsen shot the video for “I Really Like You” last week in New York City with Tom Hanks. Her Schoolboy Records label-mate Justin Bieber also makes a cameo. The video premiere will be announced soon.
FOREIGN ARCHITECTS “CLOVER”
Perth Indie Pop outfit, Foreign Architects are set to release the follow up to their debut EP, Jane, with their upcoming single, Clover, to be released on the 20th March.
Fresh from opening for Eskimo Joe at the Illuminate Street Party on the 20th Feb, the band will be launching the single and music video on the 21st of March at the Swan Hotel in Fremantle.
JODY BROCK ‘PHOENIX’
Inspired by classic artists like Donny Hathaway and Etta James, along with contemporaries like Jacob Banks, Kwabs and The Black Keys, the 4-track EP was written and recorded in LA, produced by Grammy award winner, mixer, engineer and producer Igloo (Ludacris), and co-written with ‘Jar of Hearts’ writer Drew Lawrence.
Armed with killer hooks, immense vocals, and mature, solid song-writing, ‘Phoenix’ is a compelling slice of modern soul, infused with elements of rock and blues. “My roots are soul based, through and through but I love to experiment with that,” says 22 year old Jody. “I think soul music works with so many other genres. It’s exciting to play around with it.”
BJÖRK’S “LIONSONG” VIDEO
Björk’s video for “Lionsong,” from her new album Vulnicura, debuts today via Vice.com, Noisey, i-D, Thump, The Creators Project and Motherboard. Watch the clip, directed by longtime Björk collaborators and legendary creative duo Inez & Vinoodh, via Noisey here.
AMBER RUN “NOAH” VIDEO
Amber Run will release their debut album, ‘5am’, on April 27th through RCA Victor. The album is produced by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, Jake Bugg) and recorded in Livingston Studios, North London. The album includes tracks ‘I Found’, ‘Spark’ and the anthemic ‘Just My Soul Responding’ and their forthcoming single ‘Noah’ which will be released April 19th.
ETERNAL DEATH “VIOLENCE”
Eternal Death returns with their latest single Violence taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut album. Violence is a harsh, almost industrial witch house track that screams and shouts around the hauntingly atmospheric vocals of Elin Berlin. Between the sharp synth beats and Elin’s tender vocals, Violence might be considered a fun, or playful song that has elements of Young Galaxy and Kimbra but it’s really staring into the darkness.
BOB DYLAN NEW VIDEO FROM NEW ALBUM
Just wanted to let you know a brand new video for “The Night They Called It A Day” from Bob Dylan’s Shadows In The Night album has been released today. It was directed by Nash Edgerton.
ULTRACULTURE TWIN DUO TRU FAM INTRODUCES THEIR NEW SINGLE “JANET JEAN”
When they began making their own music they incorporated a step in their process in performing songs first and then recording. This way, the music could be built with feeling… Tru Fam tunes reach beyond the normal beats and intricacies… They’re all about making records that the masses want to hear but Tru Fam looks at the bigger picture and prides themselves on not just being another group on iTunes.
LOWLAND HUM “ODELL”
The North Carolina based indie-folk duo Lowland Hum has released a new music video for their single “Odell.” Channeling the song’s exultant sound through poignant and evocative visuals, “Odell” paints a thematic portrait of personal liberation. It is now streaming on Nerdist, who writes, “This is the perfect visual metaphor for Lowland Hum’s atmospheric brand of emotionally intelligent folk.”
TRIBUTE ALBUM TO RANDY RHOADS
UDR Music will release Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute, a tribute album of cover tracks recorded to memorialize Randy Rhoads, lead guitarist for legendary hard rock and metal bands Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. The digipack version of the album will also include an accompanying bonus DVD.
In celebration of tomorrow’s release, Billboard Magazine is streaming Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute in full now! Surf over to Billboard.com to preview the album for the next 24 hours, and also read their interview with Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute contributing artists Gus G., Rudy Sarzo, and Grammy Award-winning Bob Kulick. Listen here:
BOOTS: “MOTORCYCLE JESUS” SOUNDTRACK NOW STREAMING
Following last week’s surprise release of his visually and musically stunning “Motorcycle Jesus” short film, BOOTS is now streaming the film’s soundtrack in its entirety. Much like the now deleted 2014 WinterSpringSummerFall mixtape and the recently evaporated “Mercy” track and clip, “Motorcycle Jesus” will likely disappear – as things tend to do in BOOTS’s world – after an undetermined amount of time.
ERIC CLAPTON IN NYC IN MAY
Eric Clapton announced today two concert dates in celebration of his upcoming 70th birthday on March 30, 2015. The shows will take place at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden May 1st and 2nd, 2015. This will mark the 46th anniversary since Eric Clapton, with the band Cream, opened the “new” Madison Square Garden on November 2, 1968. Clapton has performed more times at Madison Square Garden than any other U.S. venue, a total of 45 times. The show will feature Eric, accompanied by his band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John, with opening support act Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders.
Eric Clapton and Chase are excited to continue their partnership. Exclusively, Chase credit and debit customers will receive advance access to purchase tickets prior to the general public on sale. Tickets go on-sale Monday, March 16 at 11am to Chase cardholders at www.ticketmaster.com. General on-sale begins Friday, March 20 at 11am.
COUNTING DAYS SIGN TO MASCOT LABEL GROUP
Rotterdam, Netherlands — Mascot Label Group are thrilled to announce the signing of one of the most exciting metalcore bands in Britain – COUNTING DAYS. Made up of former members of TRC, Heights and Last Witness they have already whipped up a frenzy in the underground due to their exhilarating live performances, intricate riffing and unrelenting intensity. Team Rock’s Terry Bezer states, “Quite simply, Counting Days are the most exciting metal band to come from the UK since BFMV.”
Following on from last years’ critically acclaimed ‘The War of the Wolf’ EP; this summer they will be heading into the studio to record with producer Fredrik Nordstrom (At the Gates, Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Architects) at Fredman Studios in Göteborg, Sweden for their debut album to be released late 2015.
ANDERSON EAST “FIND ‘EM, FOOL ‘EM, AND FORGET ‘EM” VIDEO PREMIERES
Delilah, the debut album from emerging artist Anderson East, will be released July 14 on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records—the first release on producer Dave Cobb’s new imprint. In advance of the release, a live video of Anderson performing George Jackson and Rick Hall’s “Find ‘Em, Fool ‘Em, and Forget ‘Em” premiered today at Rolling Stone Country and can now be viewed/shared via YouTube. Filmed at Muscle Shoals’ legendary Fame Studios, the performance is the first in a series of videos that will be released in the coming weeks.
MEGA BOG “WET MOSS”
Earlier this fall, Mega Bog, the brainchild of songwriter Erin Birgy, released her well-received debut album Gone Banana. Representing a unique moment in Birgy’s songwriting and a budding maturation for a bouncy community of oddball pop addicts, Gone Banana is an immersive listening experience and a peek into the life of a truly strange soul.
Today, in celebration of her North American tour, Mega Bog is back to share a new music video (directed by Birgy herself) for “Wet Moss,” which premiered on Stereogum.