GAIN MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE HARDCORE SUPERSTAR’S HCSS
GAIN Music Entertainment has announced a April 21 North American release date for Hardcore Superstar’s HCSS release via MRI. The band appeared at a sold-out show in Los Angeles’ famed Whiskey A Go Go on January 24th, marking their first appearance in North America in a decade. The upcoming European run will begin on March 11th at the Garage in London.
On the band’s return, Hardcore Superstar collectively offer, “It all started when a fan gave Martin a copy of a demo we recorded back in 1994. We all got very surprised about the great vibe and how good we sounded that early. The tracks were literally drenched in sweat, excitement, and inspiration. So when it was time for us to start working on songs for our new album we returned to those demos and relearned those old riffs and by that got inspired for all the new stuff that we came up with. Basically – to reinvent ourselves we had to go back to the Summer of ’94 when we first started this band and through that get in contact with the feeling and the vibe that inspired us in the first place.” They continue, “That same philosophy goes for the whole album – how we approached the recordings, artwork, choice of the right guy to mix the album and so on. In a way we are backtracking out roots to show ourselves why we once started this band. What we found out is that the very things that got us together in the first place are the same things that still get us going. So this is nothing less than Hardcore Superstar coming full circle by showing our fans where we come from and what we still believe in!” The new album was mixed by Joe Barresi.
BYZANTINE PREMIERES “THE AGONIES” WITH DECIBEL MAGAZINE
Byzantine is prepared to unleash its new album, To Release Is To Resolve on April 7 via CEN/RED Distribution. Its a record that takes the progressive thrash titans monstrous sound to new heights, as proven by the ferocious track, The Agonies recently premiered by Decibel Magazine.
NEW SINGLE BY PETER KELLY
Kelly has received praise from Songwriting Magazine, Groundsounds, The Working Musician, and more with True Radio describing Peter Kelly as the “Bruce Springsteen of our generation.”
THE BLOODHOUNDS’ RARITY FROM IT “LA COUAHUILA” VIA BLURT MAGAZINE
ROCK & ROLL IS A BEAUTIFUL THING: Alive Naturalsound Records 20th Anniversary album will be released as a limited-edition Record Store Day exclusive colored vinyl-only double album on April 18th.
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS “FORGET” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Marina And The Diamonds has released “Forget,” the fifth “Froot of the Month” from her upcoming album FROOT.
Upon its release, “Forget” immediately hit #1 on the iTunes Songs Chart. The album is now set for release on March 16th. Marina And The Diamonds will be touring throughout 2015, including major festivals such as SXSW, Coachella, Governor’s Ball & more.
THAD KOPEC “EVERY DROP”
The thoughtful, textured music Thad Kopec makes comes not only from himself, but from a sense of place.
When Kopec sits down to write and record his richly layered albums, he is in a room with two windows. From one, you can see the side of an old brick apartment building being steadily overtaken by vines. Out the other, swaying treetops slightly obscure the speckled lights of a laundromat sign and a stream of traffic below. Around the room are shelves and teetering stacks of books, whose creatures and characters often creep into Kopec’s lyrics. On a bookshelf sits a tiny sailboat, carved from an olive pit by a man in Buenos Aires; on the dresser, a pamphlet from a national park in Wyoming that reads “Be Bear Aware!” There are pictures of space and nature, some paintings made by his mother and an odd assortment of lamps and plants. And fitted into this cluttered museum of his life is a recording studio, complete with guitars, synthesizers, microphones and all other manner of objects with knobs and strings.
DEBUT EP BY OSARA
Osara have released their highly anticipated debut EP following a successful 30-day Kickstarter campaign and struggle with a rare but life-threatening nerve condition called A.D.E.M
HANNAH MILLER TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON MAY 5TH
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Hannah Miller is set to release her self-titled album on May 5, 2015. Recorded at Nashville’s Sputnik Sound with producer Mitch Dane after the birth of her first child, the record captures Miller in transition, moving away from the coffeehouse-friendly songs that filled her previous releases in favor of something louder, livelier and more indebted to the sweep and swell of a full backup band.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this record,” Miller says. “It’s been a long time coming, and I’m so happy to release something that is really reflective of my growth over the last few years—both artistically and personally.”
HOODBOI SHARES “PALM READER” FEAT. LIDO
Los Angeles is home to some of the most innovative young club producers in the nation, and Hoodboi may be the most exciting of the bunch. Whether solo or collabing with like-minded DJs in his Athletixx crew, Hoodboi’s energetic, emotional tunes feel equally at home in a Jersey basement or a Zelda bonus level. It’s an all-in approach to electronic music that will warm your emoji heart.
DIAMOND RUGS ALBUM STREAM
Diamond Rugs 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). Cosmetics is a swinging, swaying set of impromptu party rockers that betray a hint of tomorrow morning’s hangover and the introspective clarity one can find in the come down.
DJ ARONCHUPA’S “I’M AN ALBATRAOZ” IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST RECORDS IN THE WORLD
Born in Boras, Sweden, AronChupa’s track was just named one of “Tomorrow’s Hits” by Billboard. The multi-instrumental Swedish DJ’s infectious beats have been noted on dance floors and charts worldwide.
GMAC “TURNT UP”
“‘Turnt Up’ is a tale of my personal journey in the music industry as an artist in retrospect, the celebration of hiphop as a form of art, the success of millions of black people around the world that hustle everyday to make ends meet, the kids in the projects with dreams to be whatever it is they aspire to be in life and most importantly a tribute to the souls of thousands of victims of police brutality that didn’t even make the headline news because #BlackLivesMatter and it’s up to us to stand up for what is Just- Justice.”
ANDY GABBARD NEW SONG “OCTOMAN”
Brimming with creativity, Fluff by Andy Gabbard, his debut release as a solo artist on Alive Naturalsound Records, isn’t moving beyond what Andy has done, or will continue to do with Buffalo Killers. Sometimes, ultimately, you find yourself with extra moments and more ideas than one band can develop. So naturally, it made perfect sense to give that inward creative need an outlet. Fluff is the end result.
RYN WEAVER’S DEBUT ALBUM OUT JUNE 16
The Fool, the debut album from singer, songwriter and producer Ryn Weaver, will be released June 16 on Mad Love/Interscope Records. Produced by multiplatinum producer Benny Blanco and Passion Pit creative force and frontman Michael Angelakos, the album features breakout single “OctaHate” along with brand new music from Weaver. Preorder The Fool digitally here and on 12” 180 gram vinyl at rynweaver.com, along with limited edition, signed The Fool lithographs.
Weaver will embark on her first U.S. headline tour this summer, with dates including Los Angeles’ El Rey, New York’s Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom and festival appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly and more. Tickets will be on sale Friday, March 20 on rynweaver.com.
THE TEEN AGE NEW SINGLE
The Teen Age has teamed up with Brooklyn’s Old Flame Records to release a new digital single on April 7th. A-side “Low Cunning,” which features driving guitars and an impossibly catchy chorus, premiered with SPIN and is now available to stream & share on Soundcloud. The digital single is available for pre-order on iTunes.
DAMIEN DUBROVNIK STREAM OPENING TRACK VIA FACT
Vegas Fountain is the new full length album from Copenhagen based industrial duo Damien Dubrovnik (aka Posh Isolation founders Loke Rahbek and Christian Stadsgaard).
WILLIAM RYAN FRITCH SHARES VIDEO FOR “UNHOLY FRAMES” FEAT. ORIGAMIBIRO
Lost Tribe Sound is excited to share William Ryan Fritch’s video for “Unholy Frames” (feat. Origamibiro) off his new full length Revisionist, which is out now. The Rett Rogers-directed video premiered via The Wild Honey Pie, who noted that “the video takes its cues from the surging beauty and awe of the song, looking at moments and objects in hyper close up – showing none of their flaws and all of their majesty. It’s a stunning video for a stunning song.”
ELA ORLEANS “THE SKY AND THE GHOST”
‘The Sky and The Ghost’ is taken from ‘Upper Hell’ is the sixth album to be released by pop noir collagist Ela Orleans. Produced by Howie B, it’s due out on 27th April 2015 and will be released on his new label, HB Recordings. Howie was introduced to Ela’s music by his sister and was so wowed that he offered to produce an album for her. She is also the first artist signing to HB Recordings.
RUEN BROTHERS DEBUT EP POINT DUME TODAY + “SUMMER SUN”
Buzzing UK rock duo RUEN BROTHERS release their latest EP, Point Dume [American Recordings/Republic Records], on iTunes and all digital partners today. You can get it HERE. Produced by the legendary Rick Rubin, the collection features four tracks including the new single “Summer Sun.” Listen to it HERE.
FOOL’S GOLD “I’M IN LOVE”
“The album’s debut single, ‘I’m in Love,’ features many of the elements that made us fall for them in the first place,” claims Interview Magazine. Lead singer and co-founder Luke Top says, “The release of Flying Lessons is a huge deal for us. It encompasses everything we’ve been about for the last 7+ years, both musically and emotionally. It is the culmination of countless hours of travel, gigs, success, failure, darkness, joy, and the stubborn insistence to move forward and create our best work to date.”
SHAMANIC VDEO “MINDLESS”
Indie rapper ShaManic, breaks out of the Nashville country music mold and straight into the hiphop world with his new video MINDLESS. With the constant gain of interest in ShaManic’s dynamic music video comes the approval stamp from some of the most respected names on the internet.
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD UNVEILS NEW VIDEO FOR “DAY OF THE DEAD”
Later this spring, fans can catch Los Angeles based hip-hop/metal veterans Hollywood Undead at Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, FL on April 25 and Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH in mid-May. In the meantime, the band is premiering their video for “Day of the Dead” at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com and www.RockOnTheRange.com.
BOB AND MARTHA “WE LEAVE”
Bob and Martha are a duo hailing from Brooklyn, New York, parading somewhere between bedroom pop and indie-pop, evoking similarities to Bjork, the Doors, and Modest Mouse with a mild eastern vocal flair. Enlightening, entertaining, and full of imagination, Bob & Martha are releasing their first single “We Leave” off their new EP- Middle Child.
NADINE SHAH AT WSJ.COM
Nadine Shah has released the new video for the track Fool from her forthcoming album (‘Fast Food’ out April 7th iTunes & Online outlets /CD Vinyl out May 19th via Apollo/R&S Records.) The song is ‘Fast Food’ at its most biting – but as with everything Nadine touches, there is a wry humour and sweetness beneath the poised menace of its guitars, brooding bass line and spitting lyrics. Nadine says of the video, which was shot in a social club in London: “It’s loosely a nod to Nick Cave’s ’15ft of pure white snow’ but without a drunken Jason Donovan unfortunately!”
ATLANTIC RECORDS GOES INTO OVERDRIVE WITH ‘FURIOUS 7’
Atlantic Records has announced today’s release of FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK, the official musical companion to Universal Pictures’ upcoming action-thriller. The album is available today in stores and at all online retailers; FURIOUS 7 opens in theaters and IMAX on April 3.
FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK gathers never-before-available tracks from some of today’s most electrifying hip-hop and R&B artists, including superstars like Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Young Thug, Iggy Azalea, Flo Rida, Sevyn Streeter, Price Royce, Juicy J and Mos Def, to name a few (see attached tracklisting). In addition, the soundtrack includes the first-ever album release of DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s five-times RIAA platinum-certified worldwide smash, “Turn Down For What.”
NABIHA PREMIERE’S FIERCE NEW VIDEO FOR “BANG THAT DRUM”
Danish pop songstress, Nabiha is back with the follow-up to her #1 single “Animals” and a whole lot of fierceness. Today, Nabiha premiered her new video for “Bang That Drum” via Complex, who labels the track an “infectious anthem” and adds, “Seriously, you won’t be able to get the chorus out of your head all day.”
WE ARE HARLOT PREMIERE “NEVER TURN BACK”
Roadrunner Records’ group We Are Harlot have premiered “Never Turn Back,” a brand new track from their long awaited self-titled debut album WE ARE HARLOT. The song which is streaming now on Loudwire is the fourth album track to be released from the group’s debut LP following lead single “Dancing On Nails,” “The One,” and “Denial.” WE ARE HARLOT arrives everywhere on March 31ST with pre-orders available now via iTunes and www.WeAreHarlot.com.