THE LAST BISON NEW VIDEO
The Last Bison released their new video for their single “This Changes Everything, which premiered with Entertainment Weekly, ahead of a full Spring tour that kicks off tonight in Asheville. The cinematic DIY video was filmed by their frequent collaborator Leigh Burnette in black & white, and was shot in & around the group’s Triple R Ranch in Virginia, on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp.
KIKAGAKU MOYO “HEM”
Kikagaku Moyo has announced a month-long European tour that will kick off May 25th in Prague and take the band to Germany, Spain, Italy, The UK & more. The tour is in support of 2014’s Forest of Lost Children, which was released on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records and is available on CD & vinyl through their webstore. Album track “Hem” — which features speed metal-esque guitars and a frenetic, contagious energy — is also available to stream & share via Soundcloud.
MADISEN WARD AND THE MAMA BEAR’S ON LETTERMAN
Skelton Crew, the highly anticipated debut album from Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will be released May 19 on Glassnote Records. Already receiving widespread notice, the acclaimed duo recently made their network television debut on the “Late Show with David Letterman” performing the records’ first single, “Silent Movies.”
ADLER ANNOUNCES SELECT SUMMER TOUR DATES
ADLER the band led by former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler announced today that they have confirmed a handful of select summer shows. These will be the band’s first live performances in over two years, and the band’s first ever visit to South America.
Additional 2015 tour dates are currently being secured and will be announced in the coming weeks.
TEMPLE INVISIBLE SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘A N I M A’
Romanian sensation Temple Invisible have announced details of a very special release, Enter_ (Expanded Edition), featuring previously unreleased material including one brand new track plus 3 remixes, it will be released digitally on 30th March 2015.
The EP comprises the 2014 version plus the 4 new jams, which include lead single, ‘Anima’ and three remixes made by Romanian fellow artist Liar (‘Sudden Acts’), the British’s Officers (‘Disappearance’) and new Parisian producer Dream Hacker (‘Collide’).
DIANE WARREN CREATES NEW SINGLE FOR OPRAH WINFREY TO BECOME OWN NETWORK ANTHEM
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that legendary songwriter Diane Warren has written a new original song titled “You Will” for Oprah Winfrey and it will serve as the anthem for the network. The uplifting new single features a powerhouse performance by award-winning recording artists Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Nettles in their first duet together.
“You Will” will be released by RCA Records and available for purchase and streaming beginning Tuesday, March 24.
The “You Will” campaign will premiere on OWN Tuesday, March 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT during the season finale of the hit series “The Haves and the Have Nots” and will also be available to live stream on Oprah.com. The music video will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the song’s recording session.
CHEENA STREAM “DID I TELL YOU LAST NIGHT?” HERE
The five members of Cheena – Walker Behl, Margaret Chardiet, Keegan Dakkar, Logan Montana, and Eugene Terry–were all born and raised in New York City and have all cut their teeth in its musical underground. The band formed in 2014 out of their shared affinity for ’77 punk and a mutual respect for Mercer Arts-era NYC early glam and West Coast country punk. They were all friends playing the underground punk circuit, each with the desire to form a band outside of their own genre niches.
BENJAMIN BOOKER REVEALS “THE FUTURE IS SLOW COMING”
In a new extended music video featuring the tracks “Slow Coming” and “Wicked Waters”, Benjamin Booker moves through a single day multiple times on a loop. Ann Powers at NPR Music describes the short film as “a kind of mash-up of Selma and Beasts of the Southern Wild, with Booker as an unwilling time traveler drawn into an incident of racist violence recalling both the segregated Deep South and current controversial police actions.”
CHRIS STAMEY FINDS ‘EUPHORIA’ ON NEW STUDIO ALBUM
The album’s available for pre-order with instant download of “Invisible,” which premiered today at Brooklyn Vegan.
Recorded at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium and his own Modern Recording with the help of Jeff Crawford, the 10-song set finds Stamey returning to his electric roots with an emotionally resonant set of rocking, melodically infectious, sonically bracing new tunes, with expansive arrangements incorporating horns alongside unexpected sonic textures.
“I found these songs inside the same dilapidated old Silvertone lipstick guitar that I’d written my first records on,” Stamey asserts. “Maybe that’s why it sounds a bit like those records in some ways.” In addition to Stamey’s own memorable compositions, the album highlights includes the rousing opening track “Universe-sized Arms,” a previously unreleased Ryan Adams composition that Adams suggested he record.
DAMINAN LAZARUS “VERMILLION”
Transported to glistening new realms, the bubbling deep house rolls beneath the revelatory soul of LA singer-songwriter and guitarist Moses Sumney. ‘Vermillion’ marks the first of two appearances from the singer on the album.
“Vermillion” will land with an interstellar remix package as well. French techno connoisseur Agoria leads us on a minimal, spaced out trip through shining synths and swift vocal echoes. Acclaimed house maverick and Hot Creations head honcho Jamie Jones has been closing his DJ sets for the last few weeks with his own remix as well. Its bouncing, old school house tip bounding beneath bright gospel turns of phrase, it is quickly approaching near classic status with arms aloft receptions on the dancefloor. And finally Berlin’s Deniz Kurtel, who pulls her penchant for polyrhythmic percussion to the forefront , casting sweet tribal grooves across an original surely destined to become a dance floor anthem this summer.
JOHNNYSWIM’S VIDEO FOR “DIAMONDS”
Amanda Sudano-Ramirez and Abner make up JOHNNYSWIM. Amanda was exposed to music at a young age with musicians as parents, while Abner studied music at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in his native Jacksonville, Florida. The two met in 2006 and started collaborating musically after discovering their similar influences of folk, soul and rock.
JOSH GILLIGAN NEW SINGLE
Some of Josh Gilligan’s earliest memories took place in the back row of his mom’s Dodge Caravan, listening to the best music the 70s had to offer.
“It’s not that we weren’t aware of other music; my parents just preferred ‘the oldies.’ So we did too,” he says. Today, his own songs—marked by pure vocals, unabashedly introspective lyrics and dynamic, swirling melodies—bear evidence of the hours he spent soaking up the choruses of artists like Bread, America, Paul Simon and James Taylor.
BLUR: “LONESOME STREET”
“Lonesome Street,” the third and final track from blur’s new album The Magic Whip to be revealed to fans ahead of release, is available now.
BUILT TO SPILL RELEASE NEW SONG “NEVER BE THE SAME”
Built to Spill releases a brand-new song today, entitled “Never Be The Same,” from their upcoming eighth studio album Untethered Moon. The track will be available as an instant download, along with previous instant download track “Living Zoo,” to those who pre-order Untethered Moon from Built to Spill’s Official Store, iTunes, and Amazon.
JONEZEN “DOIN’ MY THANG (SHOTS FIRED)”
Detroit-bred, Los Angeles-based rapper/songwriter/guitarist/producer Chris Jones a.k.a. Jonezen presents his new Drops One-produced single “Doin’ My Thang (Shots Fired)”.
AMETHYST “SILENCE” VIDEO
After releasing their debut EP, entitled The Depth Of Choice, and performing at the 2014 edition of the South By So What?! Festival, Dallas metalcore outfit Amethyst has parlayed their quickly growing fanbase into a music video for their recent single, entitled “Silence.”
THE HYENA KILL “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.
BANKS RELEASES ‘GODDESS REMIXES LP’ TODAY
BANKS releases her Goddess Remixes LP [Harvest] today through all digital retailers. You can get it HERE right now!
For the 18-track collection, the Los Angeles singer and songwriter enlisted the talents of top producers such as The Chainsmokers, Lido, Salva, Dream Koala, and more to re-envision, reimagine, and remix songs from her critically acclaimed, chart-smashing debut album, Goddess.
JAMIE FOXX NEW SINGLE FEAT CHRIS BROWN
Oscar Award® and Grammy Award® winning artist, Jamie Foxx, today released his long-awaited new single, “You Changed Me” featuring Chris Brown. iHeartRadio debuted the song at 9:00 AM ET across their Urban and Rhythmic Crossover platforms. The single is available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
“You Changed Me,” featuring Chris Brown was written by Jamie Foxx, Boi-1da, Vinylz, Allen Ritter, Kevin Cossom, Breyon Prescott and Chris Brown. The song was produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz .The song is the first release off Foxx’s forthcoming album due out May 19 on RCA Records.
Jamie Foxx will have his debut performance of the song on the iHeartRadio Music Awards March 29 on NBC.
JASON DERULO MAKES TOP 40 HISTORY
Warner Bros artist Mr. Radio, aka Jason Derulo, has set another milestone with “Want To Want Me” becoming the most added track in the history of Top 40 radio, besting the records of pop royalty such as Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Madonna and Katy Perry. Shattering the previous record held by Justin Timberlake at 126, Derulo’s “Want To Want Me” was added to 156 monitored pop stations, making it the biggest Top 40 US radio launch ever.
Released in early March, the ’80s-inspired pop tune, “Want To Want Me” was produced by Grammy-nominated producer,Ian Kirkpatrick, and written by Kirkpatrick, Sam Martin, Lindy Robbins, Mitch Allan and Derulo himself.
“I still can’t believe this ride. I couldn’t walk two years ago and now I am breaking records.”
KAIL BAXLEY ALBUM TRAILER
“Sometimes you have to tear your f@#$*ng guts out… sometimes it’s just there. Music is a fluid thing that never flows the same way twice,” explains KaiL Baxley about his upcoming earthy, organic and super-soulful album A Light That Never Dies (Forty Below Records; release date June 2, 2015). Self-described as “soul swagger” which captures its precise tone and sound almost exactly, he explains “It’s kinda got a throbbing swing to it all for some reason. It just comes out that way… it gives you a little swagger when you walk.”
Warmly analog and delving a depth of soul that recalls Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison if percolated through a slow-burning hiphop shuffle, A Light That Never Dies effortlessly melts genres, from the 50s croon (“Tell the Falling Sun”), to country blues (“Owe”), to vintage 70s soul with gospel/blues flourishes (“The Ballad of Johnny”) to haunting slide-guitar atmospherics (“Chasing James Dean”) without losing the sight of his deeply emotive vocals that transform from smoky to sultry, velvety to whiskey-soaked, indie rock to gospel, often times in the same measure.
YO GOTTI IN VIBE
In the South, the Yo Gotti name is beginning to sound legendary. In New York, not so much. But, you’ve been around for more than a decade. At this point, in your career what are you trying to accomplish?
First off, I don’t give a fuck about not having attention in certain spaces because they know dollar for dollar – a lot of these rap niggas can’t fuck with me. They know club for club, packing it out, these niggas can’t fuck with me. They know who consistently putting out music, whether it’s mixtapes or albums. I’m going to deliver. So whether they want to accept that or not, they have to respect it because we ain’t going nowhere. That’s how it is. So I don’t be giving a fuck about this shit. We ain’t start this to be worried about what other niggas believe or what other people thought about us.
LISTEN: MUSE “PSYCHO”
“Psycho” will be featured on the band’s seventh album, entitled Drones, due out on June 9th on Warner Bros. Records.
REY PILA “APEX”
Mexico City quartet, Rey Pila, has announced their sophomore full-length album, The Future Sugar, is set to arrive May 5 on Cult Records/Kobalt Label Services, and premiered a new single, “Apex”, today via Consequence of Sound. In addition, Rey Pila will be hitting the road supporting The Rentals, May 5 – June 5, along with two additional dates in Mexico.
THE BOXMASTERS SIGN WITH APA NASHVILLE
The Boxmasters, the one-of-a-kind eclectic band whose many musical influences come together to create their own unique sound, has signed with APA. Their upcoming fourth album, entitled Somewhere Down The Road, is set to be released later this year. The band is comprised of Teddy Andreadis, who has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Guns N’ Roses, Carole King, Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and B.B. King, has also served as a long-time counselor/mentor at Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy camps, and released his solo album, “Innocent Loser,” in 2012; Grammy-winning engineer, J.D. Andrew, whose worked with such icons as The Rolling Stones, Guy Clark and Kanye West; Nashville singer/songwriter Brad Davis, who has shared the microphone with the likes of Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow and Kenny Rogers; and Bud (a.k.a. Billy Bob) Thornton who, in addition to his successful film and television career, has recorded four solo albums, as well as tribute records to Earl Scruggs and June Carter Cash.
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS SURPASSES PERSONAL RECORD
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS has once again broken his own record for “Most Number Ones on Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks Chart”—as his tally of hits now totals 26. His duet with Nicky Jam, “El Perdon,” seizes the #1 spot on the respective chart this week and also ascends to #1 at Latin Urban Radio. The Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum international superstar possesses more number ones than any artist in history.
Moreover, “El Perdon” follows up the gigantic success of the biggest smash of his storied career, the platinum-certified “Bailando,” which occupied the same spot less than a month ago. It held the top for a record 41 weeks, and “El Perdon” continues his success.