LAURA DOGGETT “KING” MASH UP
Laura says – “The Years&Years shows were so much fun; Heaven is a really cool venue and the audiences on both nights were ready to have a good time and welcomed me warmly. When covering ‘King’, I chose to mash it up with ‘Zephyr Song’ by Red Hot Chili Peppers because both, to me, speak of addiction and the longing to be free. What they really mean, I do not know – but I was inspired by the lyrics of both. ‘Don’t you remember how I used to like being on the line/I am a king under your control’ (King – Years and Years) & ‘Picking up, but not too strong for you/ Take a piece and pass it on/What a night to fly my kite on’ – (RHCP- The Zephyr Song). Together they make awesome sense and I love doing mashups – it’s a challenge to combine the stories of two songs.”
G.C. “DON’T SLEEP ON ME”
G.C. describes his new song as “an anthem for any upcoming artist or person who feels they don’t get the recognition they deserve and they’re ready to show and prove. The song came about when I was working on this project and knew I needed something powerful so I hooked up with Jordan River Banks and the song came out so crazy I made it the title track to my EP.”
CORY KENDRIX “WAX ON”
Oregon-born, Denver-based artist Cory Kendrix teams up with Red Bull Music Academy 2013 graduate Anna Love and Austin DJ/videographer Tha Real Chino for their new music video off the 2014 EP “Worth Something.” Cory was recently nominated by the Denver Westword for best solo hip-hop act in Colorado and will be performing March 21st in Austin for SXSW at Optimo Radio’s 5th Anniversary showcase alongside Screwed Up Click member Lil Flip, Dallas rap legends Dirty South Rydaz and Academy Award winner DJ Paul of Three Six Mafia.
MILES AWAY 4th STUDIO ALBUM
Long-running Perth, Australia hardcore punk outfit Miles Awayhave announced details for their fourth full length album “TIDE”. Featuring eleven songs that were recorded and mixed with Jay Maas (of Defeater) at The Getaway Recording in Haverhill, MA, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, the LP will be released on May 5th in the U.S. and Europe (digital/vinyl/CD/cassette) by Six Feet Under Records. Resist Records will handle digital and physical distribution in Australia.
“TIDE” features guest appearances by Zach Jordan from Bane, Jake Woodruff from Dreamtigers, Dahei Yamanaka from Japan’s Cleave and renowned Aussie crooner Jamie Hay who put in time with A Death In The Family, Pitfall and Conation.
THE OFFSPRING PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “COMING FOR YOU”
The Offspring is excited to share its new music video for “Coming For You.” The video for the band’s new single premiered yesterday on Mashable and can be viewed HERE.
UME TO RELEASE ‘TOO BIG WORLD’ EP
Austin rock band Ume today announced the release of a new EP entitled Too Big World. The six-track offering will be released on Dangerbird Records on April 7th and is currently available for pre-order now HERE. Those who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of the title track. The new EP features covers of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” and Archers of Loaf’s “Web In Front,” as well as unreleased b-sides from the band’s recording sessions with producer Adam Kasper (QOTSA, Cat Power, Nirvana).
MADEON RELEASES NEW TRACK “HOME”
Electronic music sensation Madeon has released a brand new track, “Home,” as part of the countdown to his upcoming debut album Adventure, due out March 31. Check out the track HERE.
EMC “TRIPLE THREAT” VIDEO
eMC is back with a new video ‘Triple Threat’ featuring PowerMalu. Check out the split screen video shot entirely with iPhones showing each member doing their own thing yet being in sync as a group for the song.
THE HYENA “STILL SICK”
Mancunian hard-rock heavyweights The Hyena Kill have just released the new video for their latest single “Still Stick”. A pair of rock’n’roll loving, trouble making robots, aptly named “Hyena Bots” take to the streets of Manchester causing a ruckus so wild, it’s a surprise they didn’t malfunction. Bringing with them some killer riffs, hard-hitting vocals and a gut-wrenching amount of chaos, The Hyena Kill take zero prisoners with their soundtrack to destruction.
JAISON BLACKROSE “I HOPE SHE WAS WORTH IT”
The talented director hailing from New York City, Jaison Blackrose, is at it again with his newest film “I Hope She Was Worth It.” The film is a story of a college kid who regrets putting all his eggs in the wrong basket. “I Hope She Was Worth It” stars Papi Coasting and also gets an assist from Lucci Wally on the background song which is called “Lights Low.” Tune in.
SALT ASHES “RAIDED”
On the video, Salt Ashes (aka Veiga Sanchez) said: “The initial vision I had for the video was an old car at night, with freaky dancers moving in front of the headlights. I wanted to create something with a dark B-movie, late-night kind of vibe… probably because I’d been watching a lot of Neo-noir, thriller movies at the time. Debbie Scanlan and Liz Adams were my first choice of directors, having worked with them on the ‘If You Let Me Go’ video I knew they’d bring everything and more. I’m totally addicted to their ideas and having worked closely with Debbie a few times I feel like she completely understands my visions and augments them with her brilliance. We wanted to create something trippy and surreal with the idea of allowing the viewer to decide what is and isn’t reality.”
VAN MORRISON TODAY RELEASES “IRISH HEARTBEAT” WITH MARK KNOPFLER
Musical icon and visionary Van Morrison’s brand new album entitled DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE is set for release on March 23, 2015 (note: Monday album release date). DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE is Van Morrison’s 35th studio album.
CHAOS VIDEO “IZ U”
Chaos is no stranger to starting from the bottom. The rapper, artist, hustler and one third of the group Grind Mode began his life knowing he would have obstacles to overcome. After losing his parents to drug addiction at a young age, the New York transplant was relocated to the South Dade neighborhood of Richmond Heights. He became a product of his Grandparents upbringing which provided him with a foundation to survive in the often chaotic climate of the inner city.
THE VELVET TEEN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Topshelf Records and Sonoma Country, CA-based indie-rock band The Velvet Teen are proud to announce the release of the band’s forthcoming album titled All Is Illusory. Being released on Tuesday, June 30, All Is Illusory marks the band’s fourth album and is the long-awaited and elegant follow-up to 2006’s Cum Laude! that was recorded and co-produced by Steve Choi (Rx Bandits, Peace’d Out) and Roger Camero (No Motiv, Peace’d Out). From its gorgeous, swirling electronics to its harder, angular, ’90s-leaning flourishes of grunge, indie and emo, All Is Illusory is a welcome return for a band whose varied influences are still very much intact after its short silence.
JOSH LOGAN EP RELEASE PARTY
Josh Logan is excited to announce the EP release for “Good Times” on Friday, April 3 at 7pm at Hooley House in Boston. The evening will feature performances from Erika Van Pelt (American Idol) and Mia Boostrum (America’s Got Talent). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and come with a free copy of “Good Times.”
Josh Logan’s new EP “Good Times” was produced and recorded by multi-platinum producer Anthony Resta. Speaking about this latest release, “Good Times,” Josh Logan said “This EP is a huge step towards the direction and sound I’ve always envisioned in my mind. The title track (“Good Times”) is a party song with a vintage sound. It’s all about enjoying the moment and forgetting about your worries.”
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BLEITCH UNVEILS NEW SINGLE “PAINT BY NUMBERS”
Los Angeles duo BLEITCH today unveiled their stunning new track “Paint By Numbers”. Premiering on new website Popular, the track is the perfect blend of etherial vocals and beautiful pop melodies that captivates you upon first listen.
“Paint By Numbers” is just the beginning of what’s to come from the band who are currently working on an upcoming release for the near future. The track is available now on Spotify, iTunes and additional digital outlets.
NEW SINGLE BY TERMANOLOGY “OVERTIME”
Termanology feat. Kay-R “Overtime”(prod. by Shortfyuz):
RIFF RAFF ‘PURPLE ICON’ STREAM
Last month RiFF RAFF announced that his entire debut album NEON iCON would be remixed by chopped-and-screwed founding father OG Ron C. The result, a 15-track re-imagining called PURPLE iCON is, in RiFF’s own words, “how I meant for it to sound.” OG Ron C’s version of the album is out now on Mad Decent, available on iTunes or as a limited cassette tape bundle. All purchases of the bundle are entered to win a one-of-a-kind cassette boombox customized and signed by RiFF RAFF.
LOUIS VIVET “DOWNBEAT”
Louis Vivet has effectively positioned itself as one of the fastest rising names in dance music. Proud alumni of The Discovery Project, Nicolas and Aria have taken this distinction into unparalleled heights. The LA-based act saw their debut cover of 90’s anthem, “Save Tonight”, resonate with fans and fellow musicians alike. Its widespread circulation quickly led to an official remix from multi-talented producer, Nigel Good. Released on February 26th, this latest rendition has permeated the dance music collective on virtually every spectrum, gaining support from KCRW, Gareth Emery’s Electric for Life Podcast and charting top five on Hype Machine. This momentum has segwayed perfectly for Louis Vivet to debut its first original single, “Downbeat” feat. Gavrielle. Out now via Prep School Recordings, take an audible glimpse into the future of Louis Vivet.
BASECAMP NEW SINGLE
A trio with musical influences that extend far beyond their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, BASECAMP came to fruition when the three producers joined forces to write. Quickly realizing there was a strong chemistry between them, the idea of BASECAMP immediately took hold. Deconstructing typical genre boundaries by utilizing haunting melodies, intensified by thumping bass lines and heavily percussive drums, BASECAMP effortlessly layer unpredictable tempo changes with elements of subtle glitch and organic strings.
SEAN C JOHNSON SPEAKS ON ‘CIRCA 1993’
“When I was kid I loved reading comic books. The issues I enjoyed the most were the ones that told a heroes origin story. This album is my “origin story”. While I’m no hero, I do have a story to tell and my story was shaped by four events that all happened…in 1993.:
* Death of my mother.
* Falling in love with music.
* Viewing pornographic material for the first time.
* Giving my life to Christ.
Each song on the album will be told through the lens of these four events and give listeners a peak into what shaped me.”
WASIU SHOWS HOMAGE TO BIGGIE
In honor of Notorious B.I.G.’s death anniversary on March 9th, 24-year-old Montreal rapper Wasiu paid homage with his “Gros Lysick” freestyle, which debuted via HYPETRAK. Rapping atop Jim Jones’ “Summer Wit Miami” beat, which samples the Isley Brothers’ “Between the Sheets,” a sample that was popularly used in Biggie’s “Big Poppa,” Wasiu flips a rendition of the “Big Poppa” chorus after rapping “rest in peace to the ruler of the East.”
PROJECT PABST ANNOUNCES 2015 LINEUP
Pabst Brewing Company and Superfly are proud to announce the lineup for 2015’s Project Pabst. The innovative celebration of Pabst and the city of Portland, OR, featuring a main festival and night shows comprised of music, entertainment, food and drink, will take place July 18 and 19. The same restored Zidell Yards that hosted the incomparable first year will host the festival’s two stages on its 10 acres in the heart of the South Waterfront District.Blondie, Weezer, Passion Pit, TV On The Radio, The Both (ft. Aimee Mann and Ted Leo), and Against Me! are among the many artists who will perform this year.
In one year, Project Pabst singlehandedly raised the bar for live music in Portland. Now an annual gathering, this year’s lineup will solidify Project Pabst as the premier festival in the region, with unmatched creative programming. The Oregonian said of the inaugural event, “As debut days go, Project Pabst’s Portland reveal stuck the landing.” In the festival’s second year, the lineup features legendary acts like Blondie, seminal UK-punks The Buzzcocks, and powerhouse hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, as well as Terry Six and King Louie Bankston of beloved Portland outfit, The Exploding Hearts.
GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS NEW SINGLE
Canadian folk outfit Great Lake Swimmers have announced a run of U.S. tour dates that will begin in Vermont at the end of April and bring the group down the eastern coast. The new dates build upon the already on-sale Canadian run. The band will release their sixth album, A Forest Of Arms, on April 21, 2015.
BLXPLTN “NO FLY LIST”
“Without losing an ounce of the raw human emotion that more or less defines hardcore punk,” (AFROPUNK) “No Fly List” is the first single from the band’s upcoming sophomore LP.
VILLAGERS “HOT SCARY SUMMER”
Following on from ‘Courage’, the heartrending first single from Villagers’ forthcoming album Darling Arithmetic, Conor O’Brien is proud to share a second listen from the album, in the form of the soulful ‘Hot Scary Summer’, which rakes over the break-up of a love affair blighted by “all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight”. The song premiered earlier today on NPR’s All Songs Considered, and can now be heard HERE.
HALESTORM MAKES “APOCALYPTIC” HISTORY
Atlantic recording group Halestorm has made rock history once more as their scintillating new single, “Apocalyptic,” ascends to #1 at Active Rock radio outlets – the first time a female-fronted band has scored chart-topping hits at the format three times and to have #1 songs from two consecutive albums. “INTO THE WILD LIFE” – the GRAMMY® Award-winning hard rock band’s long awaited third studio album and follow-up to 2012’s blockbuster “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” – arrives everywhere on April 14th.
SETH & JESSICA COVER ELLIOTT SMITH
Super-cool, one-off project that celebrates the music of the late Elliott Smith. This is a very personal project for Seth and Jessica; as huge Smith fans, they’re absolutely passionate about shining a bright light on his talent, something they feel has been under-acknowledged. Seth and Jessica start their 13-date, coast-to-coast “An Evening with Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield” tonight, March 10. Dates are below.
Stream the entire album on NPR’s “First Listen”:
JOHN CONLEE SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Fans of one of Country Music’s most distinctive song stylists have new reason to exclaim with delight as veteran performer John Conlee returns to the radio with the emotional single “Walkin’ Behind The Star,” released on his own RCR (Rose Colored Records) label.
The song was written by Nashville industry veterans Ronnie Scaife and Phil Thomas, who collaborated on the Johnny Paycheck hits “Colorado Cool Aid” and “Me and the IRS” together. The touching lyrics were inspired by Phil’s grandfather and great-grandfather, both of whom served in their local sheriff’s department. The song had yet to be cut until recent events made the song a little timelier, and the song was pitched to the Grand Ole Opry star, who was touched by the song’s honesty.