ILL NINO DISMISS OTEP & TERROR UNIVERSAL FROM TOUR
“ILL NINO does not condone any forced act of violence or sexual nature towards any human beings, nor will we tolerate violations of one’s personal space. This also goes for cyber-bullying, or making demeaning comments towards ANYONE on social media. We strongly support equality for all.
We would like to draw closure by stating that the CIVIL UNREST TOUR will continue without participation from either OTEP or TERROR UNIVERSAL. We’re looking forward to hitting the road, reuniting with our fans and friends, and also sharing the stage with our tour brothers, and sisters, KITTIE & 36 CRAZYFISTS. Stay tuned, more bands to be added!!”
BOBBY BRACKIN “MY JAM”
“It’s amaaaaaaazing,” said MTV, regarding the colorful, new video for rapper/songwriter Bobby Brackins’ “My Jam” featuring young starlet star Zendaya and R&B singer Jeremih. Buzzfeed, who premiered the video described the radio-ready single as “a great laid-back party anthem that sounds like how the best summer nights feel – airy, easy-going, and a little sexy,” while Stereogum added “‘My Jam’ follows in the long lineage of songs like ‘Happy’ that can be enjoyed with the same enthusiasm by anyone from 9 to 90.” Jezebel premiered the mp3 last week and Teen Vogue premiered an exclusive clip. Filmed under the red hot sun of Puerto Rico, the video shows the trio enjoying beautiful sights and each other’s company, springing us forward to hot summer nights with strong party vibes.
METRO STATION “SHE LIKES GIRLS”
Newly reunited Metro Station have announced a U.S. tour in support of their newest EP, GOLD. Fresh off a co-headlining tour with The Ready Set late last year, as well recently announcing an entire summer on the upcoming Vans Warped Tour, Metro Station are eager to get back out in front of fans.
The tour features support from SAYWECANFLY (who are also on this year’s Warped Tour) and 7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN. All the dates are below and tickets go on sale this Friday, March 13th at noon local time.
ZHU’S NEW VIDEO FOR “THE ONE”
The anonymous dance producer ZHU has released a new video for “The One” today – check it out HERE. “The One” is a track off of ZHU’s debut project THE NIGHTDAY EP.
THE STICK FIGURES “DUSK”
The Stick Figures are Brazilian duo Rodrigo Freire (22) and Fabricio von Finck (20). Both Rodrigo and Fabricio play all the instruments you hear on the recordings and experiment with many instruments and many styles, but there is a solid Indie / Pop base underpinning everything, dark but tuneful, credible but accessible . “Our motto is pretty much we do what the song asks for and not what we imagine it being.”
TIGER HIGH NEW SINGLE
Tiger High hails from the epicenter of rock-n-roll, the place responsible for everything from Sun & Stax Records to Big Star, the city of Memphis, Tenn. Its first two records, released on cassette jointly by Burger Records and Trashy Creatures Records, were well received by college and underground radio. In 2015 both albums will be released by Burger Records, for the first time, on vinyl in a beautiful double-album gatefold package.
This year the band unveils a new, sonically ambitious vinyl LP, “Inside the Acid Coven.” It’s the band’s third full length and is out now on Volar Records/Trashy Creatures Records. The cassette edition is a co-release by Burger Records and Trashy Creatures Records.
Austrian singer and mutli-instrumentalist Lylit debuted her first single “Unknown” on Kick Kick Snare. By showcasing Lylit’s gospel and jazz roots, the track showcases her talent as both a songwriter and artist. Filled with soul and genuine, hopeful lyrics, Lylit ties together an upbeat chorus with her soul and pop influences to create momentous hooks on this soon-to-be hit single. “Unknown” will also be featured in VH1’s Primetime Programming Menus for March. Listen to “Unknown” here.
MADEON’S DEBUT ALBUM ADVENTURE NOW STREAMING ON iTUNES
ADVENTURE, the eagerly awaited debut album from multi-talented electronic music sensation Madeon, is available for streaming today as an iTunes Radio First Play, one week before its official March 31 debut on Columbia Records. Listen to the deluxe edition of ADVENTURE, praised by The Fader as “the best electronic album of 2015 so far.”
MEW PREMIERES SPECIAL ACOUSTIC VERSION OF “SATELLITES”
Just back from SXSW, Danish indie/rock band MEW has made available a special acoustic version of their new song “Satellites.” You can check out the track here.
“HISTORY OF THE EAGLES” TOUR RETURNS TO THE U.S.
The Eagles have added late spring and summer 2015 concerts to the “History of the Eagles” tour beginning May 19 in Austin, Texas at the Frank Erwin Center with concerts scheduled through July 29 in Bossier City, LA at the CenturyLink Center. The tour, which kicked off July 6, 2013 following the release of the band’s acclaimed, top-selling documentary of the same name, features classic Eagles’ songs spanning their entire career, including some that have never been performed live. A full itinerary is included below.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 20 at 10 AM local time for the following concerts: Las Vegas, NV on May 24; Bakersfield, CA on May 26; Eugene, OR on May 28; Spokane, WA on May 29; Boise, ID on May 31; Grand Forks, ND on June 5; Miami, FL on July 10; Greenville, S.C. on July 12; Charlottesville, VA on July 13; Baltimore, MD on July 20; and Little Rock, AR on July 27. Advanced tickets will go on sale to American Express® Cardmembers (except for the May 28 concert in Eugene, OR) beginning Monday, March 16 at 10 AM through Thursday, March 19 at 10 PM.
CODY CRUMP NEW SINGLE
Welcome to the wonderfully fun and twisted world of Cody Crump who will be releasing his EP entitled Death on May 5th. The first song off of Death “Just Another Day” perfectly encapsulates Crump’s sardonically smart outlook on the world. “This sexy number,” according to Crump, “is about the feeling of being trapped in a soul crushing, life stealing, meaningless – daily routine – a shitty job, a bad relationship, whatever the hell feels like it is slowly making you die, etc.”
THE PARAMEDIC “MY LIFE IN A BOTTLE”
The band also just announced the addition of Chris Hollywood (formerly of Black Veil Brides) on guitar. This move has been years in the making as guitarist Jake Nolan commented, “Chris and I grew up and learned how to play guitar together. We know each other inside and out as musicians and people. We were in a shitty punk band growing up and ended up parting ways for some reason. Him and Andy got BVB going and I got The Paramedic going. When we wrote Diary Of My Demons, I put in so much guitar work without even thinking about who was going to play the extra guitar parts. When it came down to it and we had to play the songs live, I knew there was only one person I had to have backing me up. So I gave him a call. I’m happy to be back on stage with him.”
BUFFALO KILLERS’ ANDY GABBARD’S DEBUT SOLO ALBUM PREMIERE
“…simultaneously distorted, psychedelic and enthusiastic. Cut in one 12-hour session with Gabbard on every instrument, one track barrels into the next, urgent but not rushed, and evokes some of the fantastical imagery of Syd Barrett and Roky Erickson and the fuzzy bliss of Dinosaur Jr. and the Atomic Bitchwax.” – ALL MUSIC
HOODBOI “PALM READER” EP
Fresh off a triumphant set with his Athletixx crew at the Fool’s Gold SXSW showcase, Hoodboi drops his debut Palm Reader EP on the celebrated indie label today.
PENGUIN PRISON “TRY TO LOSE”
The pre-order for LOST IN NEW YORK, the new full-length album from New York-based artist/producer/songwriter/DJ Penguin Prison (aka Christopher Glover) due May 5 on Downtown Records, is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Google Play The album pre-order includes three instant grat tracks including both singles, “Calling Out” and “Never Gets Old,” and the just released single, “Try To Lose”.
DIRTYDIGGS ALBUM ‘RODMAN’
DirtyDiggs drops off their new album which features Planet Asia, Tristate, Killer Ben, Killa Kali, Hus Kingpin, Rosewood, Rogue Venom, Montage One, Agallah the Don Bishop, Smoovth, and Lyric Jones.
SALLY SELTMANN PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “WE ARE THE MUSIC”
“We Are The Music” was released in January on Three Of Hearts, Seltmann’s first new material since 2014’s acclaimed LP, Hey Daydreamer, and her first release since moving to Los Angeles in early 2014. The city lights of LA are featured prominently in the video, providing the perfect backdrop, to guest star, and real life photographer George Byrne. The video was shot in the famous Westin Bonaventure Hotel, in the Jewelry District of downtown Los Angeles, and at the Santa Monica Pier by director Erik Greensmith.
BLACK BARON STREAM “FLUORESCENT LIGHT”
There’s an intoxicating feeling inside Hamilton, Ontario, and Black Baron has managed to distill the essence of that feeling into a potent brew. In the same way that the films of David Lynch are sewn together from the fabric that holds together dreams, Black Baron creates songs from the fabric of Hamilton. While the local hardcore scene has been cutting records reminiscent of the city’s steel mills since the early 1990’s, Black Baron, a band comprised of some of the city’s hardcore elite, creates the soundtrack to a different side of the city.
WELCOME HOME MEEK MILL: VIOLENCE-FREE SHOW UNITES ENTIRE CITY
On Saturday, March 21st Philadelphia’s own returned to his hometown for his biggest show to date – performing his first ever, solo headline arena show to a sold out crowd of nearly 20,000 fans at the city’s Wells Fargo Center. Tickets sold out instantly.
“THE PATIENT DAGGER” NEW SINGLE BY PERMA F
The Patient Dagger is the new single by Perma F released 2015-03-24. It is the eight single since the start of the band in 2013. The music is beating of heavy drums and synths but also have flavors of guitar. Although the music is Electro Rock, it has an Ethno sound. The theme is “underdogs”. On the single, one track is a twitterpop remix of the first Perma F single, Ember Mother by Blinky Blinky Computerband from Germany. A band that Perma F regularly cooperates with.
SOKO NEW VIDEO
Soko is excited to share her new music video for “Lovetrap feat. Ariel Pink”. In addition to her roles as direcotr and producer, Soko stars as both herself and Pink in the clip. The video premiered yesterday on Pitchfork, who recently praised the song as one of 2015’s best new tracks.
FOURTH ANNUAL NY GUITAR SHOW & EXPO
he NY Guitar Show & Expo (#nyguitarexpo) excitedly announces that the 4th Annual NY Guitar Show is set to be held on Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26, 2015 at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd. in Freeport, NY.
Show founder/promoter Richard Johnson said, “Our fourth year is going to be larger and better than ever as new sponsors and media partners join in on what is now the fastest growing Guitar Show on the east coast, tripling in size since our inception in 2012”.
For 2015 they are celebrating what would have been Les Paul’s 100th birthday with the area’s largest tribute and exhibit on Les Paul featuring several of his longtime friends and band mates including the legendary Lou Pallo of the Les Paul Trio, close friends Jim Wysocki, the Les Paul Society & Clayton Munsey and Les Paul Book Author Robb Lawrence – with plenty of Les Paul’s own guitars, amps, artifacts and photographs on display too.
THE EERIES HIT THE ROAD WITH THE USED
Los Angeles-based band The Eeries will join The Used on the road next month for a spring North American tour, which kicks off on April 3rd at House of Blues in San Diego, CA. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE. Every Time I Die and The Marmozets are also on the bill.
ARO TO MAKE LIVE DEBUT IN NEW YORK CITY APRIL 2ND
Since the premiere of her compelling debut song and video to “Raining Gold,” British born ARO aka Aimée Osbourne has gone on to impress critics and music fans worldwide. Described as “dreamy” by Rolling Stone Magazine, “Raining Gold” has amassed an impressive 1.6 million + YouTube views in just 1 week and is just the beginning of what’s to come from this promising new artist who’s currently working on her debut EP.
YOUTH LEAGUE NEW LABEL & SINGLE
Youth League, the post-pop trio from Wilmington, NC, has joined the roster at Cardigan Records. Brothers Mike and Zach Large, on guitar/vocals and drums respectively, formed the band in 2014 from the ashes of math aggressors Virgin Lung. They brought in bassist Jaffar Omar Obi Castillon-Martinez and created songs which defy the conventions on which they’re built, yet hit the ear with a natural familiarity.
Their debut EP First will be released on 4/21 via the label. The six track record clocks in at just 16 minutes and marries rough punk edges with pop sensibility.
KHYNN NEW SINGLE
A few weeks after a first announcement regarding the upcoming release of their brand new full-length album “Supersymmetry”, French metallers Khynn have just unleashed a brand new song, “Tainted impression”, extracted from this effort and available right now for streaming on SoundCloud. The album is still expected for the coming next months with two music videos and some bonus stuff.