NEW NESSERIA MUSIC VIDEO
“Here is our first video, illustrating “The Ordinary Streets”, the opening track of our second album, «Fractures». These “ordinary streets” we chose to show in this video are those where we grew up, and spent most of our adolescences. We came back to these places that don’t, in themselves, have anything unique. We did it precisely because they are, in that, exactly identical to many we can find throughout France. In the anonymity of these empty places, stuck in their past, a whole population lives and drifts in silence. We thank Jean-Baptiste, Manuela, Delphine and Jean-Michel who have embodied immobilism, depression, alcool abuse and isolation. Thanks again to Florian Belmonte for his work, and to all those who helped us out.”
BOROKO RELEASES FOURTH SINGLE “FAMOUS LITTLE TRAGEDY”
Australian artist Tim Fontaine, aka BOROKO, releases new single “Famous Little Tragedy,” which gives us yet another glimpse into Fontaine’s dark themes and thought-provoking lyrics. The third single from his highly anticipated album, Western Child, “Famous Little Tragedy” tells the tragic story of a beautiful socialite who finds herself coming towards the latter half of her life empty and alone.
GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT “THE 50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME”
“Fastest masters of the fretboard. The Great Kat. SIGNATURE SONG: “The Flight of the Bumble Bee”. ALBUM: Beethoven on Speed. Juilliard-trained virtuoso. Heavy leather dominatrix persona so over the top.” – Guitar World Magazine
SHARON ROBINSON SECOND SOLO ALBUM
Grammy-winning songwriter Sharon Robinson has announced the release of her second solo album, Caffeine, (April 7th, 2015). The sophomore record, a follow up to the stunning debut Everybody Knows in 2008, mixes
R&B, soul, jazz and pop and unifies them with Sharon’s sensual and soulful sound. “I kept air in the arrangements. I wanted the record to sound organic and true,” says Sharon, who also wrote and produced. Tracks include: “Driftwood” – a metaphor for contemporary life, “Safe” – a statement of the power of love over fear and “Lucky”, co-written with Leonard Cohen, and never previously recorded – beautiful in its purity and simplicity.
SMOKE SEASON “BEES”
Indie rock band, Smoke Season, have released a dazzling new single, which includes spellbinding allure, sonically, and a tingling essence of lyrical lust. Smoke Season has swiftly established itself as a major player in the indie scene, with their unparalleled blend of rock guitar riffs and cool synth lines. “Bees” marks the band’s first release since 2014’s EP, Hot Coals, Cold Souls. The single is now available for download on iTunes and streaming on Spotify.
AFROPUNK ANNOUNCES AFROPUNK PARIS
AFROPUNK festival, the best assembly of female musical talent since Lilith Fair that has included acts such as , Meshell Ndegeocello, Valerie June, The Internet, SZA, Alice Smith, Tamir Kali, Straight Line Stitch and many others has announced that they’re taking the highly acclaimed festival to Paris, France. The festival will take place May 23rd & 24th at the renowned and beautiful Le Trianon located in the heart of Paris with performances by AFROPUNK veteran Lianne La Havas, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, Leon Bridges, Youth Man, Keziah Jones, Patrice, The Bots, Young Paris and more TBA soon. In true AFROPUNK form the festival will also serve as a cultural experience with food, live painting by local artists, an acoustic stage and more. The festival is being thrown in conjunction with one of France’s most respected production teams, Nous Production.
SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND LEGACY RECORDINGS SIGN WORLDWIDE RIGHTS DEAL FOR ROB HALFORD CATALOG
SONY Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, SME’s catalog division, have signed a worldwide rights deal to with the Metal God, Rob Halford. Frontman of the legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest, Rob Halford brought his iconic charisma and influential vocal style to a variety of side projects since 1992, notably his bands Fight, 2wo and Halford. The new SONY/Legacy agreement with Rob Halford will include individual album catalog titles and audio-visual releases. Upcoming Rob Halford anthology titles will include an Essential and Playlist collection with plans for a definitive Complete Albums Box.
TUKI CARTER’S NEW VIDEO “CHIRP”
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SULLIVAN COVER TAYLOR SWIFT
Recently reunited NC indie rock outfit Sullivan has released a cover of Taylor Swift’s hit “Style.” The track (available now as a bonus download when you purchase the band’s latest album ‘Heavy Is The Head’) premiered yesterday on Substream Magazine and is now also streaming on Soundcloud.
On Tuesday, the cover will be available as a standalone single on iTunes.
KING COLOUR “BLUE HORIZON”
Sydney boys King Colour hit back hard with their latest and greatest, ‘Blue Horizon, a steaming, swirling head- trip of a song.
The new hypnotic single blends mystic guitar hooks, fluttering modal melodies and beat-heavy jungle grooves, coloured throughout with manipulated environmental sounds that seem to place the listener in a dream-like setting.
CHAOS “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.
“EMOTIONAL” PRODUCED BY RZA
EPIC RECORDS/ARTium QOQ are proud to present the new music video from Snoh Aalegra:
TRADIIO.COM: GET REWARDS FOR HELPING EMERGING MUSICIANS
Users get the chance to become talent spotters and put undiscovered artists on the path to stardom. Music discovery platform Tradiio ( www.tradiio.com) has launched in the UK, creating a unique, engaging destination for users to discover and influence the careers of up-and-coming artists.
Available on the web and via iOS and Android apps, Tradiio turns users into the next generation of talent spotters, letting them listen to, and virtually invest in, new artists. The user is able to discover exciting new talent and act as a tastemaker for others, as all the curation is done by users themselves.
Users that do the best job spotting talent gain credibility and earn virtual coins on the platform, which can be redeemed for rewards such as Field Day tickets, Bleep download store vouchers, AIAIAI headphones and Sonos speakers.
GOONS “TACO STOP”
“Hello, My name is Goons. I come from the depressed dwellings of Santa Ana, Ca (aka “Lil TJ”). I’m an ex-punk turned Hiphop head. I make noise and record it. I get depressed and party.”
NEEDTOBREATHE TO OFFER BACKYARD CONCERT FOR CHARITY
Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has offered a private concert as part of their NEEDTOBREATHE Classic auction for charity. The silent auction – which coincides with the Grammy nominated rock band’s annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic celebrity golf tournament – will begin at 6pm ET on March 23rd, and also features items donated by musical artists including Gavin DeGraw, Goo Goo Dolls, Katy Perry, and Kings Of Leon among others. Proceeds from both the golf tournament and auction benefit the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI), a Charleston, South Carolina-based non-profit organization which seeks to bring quality health care to developing countries around the world. In addition to tournament participants and spectators, the NEEDTOBREATHE Classic auction is open to fans around the world who can bid on items through the web and their smart phones using Qtego auction technology. To register for the auction, view auction items, and more, please visit:
HEARTLESS BASTARDS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM & TOUR
Partisan Records is excited to announce the June 16 release of the new highly anticipated Heartless Bastards record. Titled Restless Ones, the album is the band’s fifth and was produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Swans). Restless Ones was tracked in August 2014 during a 10-day session at El Paso, TX’s renowned Sonic Ranch. Located on 2,300 acres of pecan orchards bordering the Rio Grande and Mexico, the studio – the largest residential recording complex in the world – provided the perfect setting, miles away from all real world responsibilities and thus able to fully invest themselves in the act of creation.
“We took a lot of chances,” says singer/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom, “taking the sounds in different directions in order to grow. I don’t ever want to make the same album twice.”
MARCH TO MAY SIGN WITH MTS MGMT
MTS Management Group is happy to announce indie folk singer/songwriter duo, March To May have signed with MTS, for the publicity and promotions of their forthcoming April 25, 2015 album release, The Water’s Edge. The release will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all major online retail outlets. The album will be serviced to college, folk and Americana radio stations, ahead of the release date. The duo (Darren Guyaz and Beth Wesche) will support the release with an aggressive interview and appearance schedule, and live performance dates.
“I am so happy and proud to welcome Darren and Beth to the MTS Family,” said Michael Stover, head of MTS Management Group. “They have a very unique and personal sound to their music. Beautiful melodies that interweave with each other, and fantastic musical ability. This is the kind of music that is just tailor-made for tv and film licensing, too. They have a similar vibe to their friends, Bradford Loomis and Beth Whitney (The Banner Days), and I think March To May will see the same kind of overwhelming response from radio and the press. They are going to be one of the ‘Artists to Watch’ this year!”
LOST BOY ? PREMIERE NEW ALBUM ‘CANNED’
Lost Boy ? began by Jones as a 4-track, bedroom, experimental pop recording project, on Long Island, self-releasing a number of LPs, EPs and singles the past half-dozen years. Since it’s inception, Jones, backed by a number of different musicians, have played countless shows with the likes of DIIV, Celestial Shore, Daniel Johnston, R. Stevie Moore, The So So Glos, Skaters, Mr. Twin Sister, Purling Hiss, and a national tour supporting Titus Andronicus. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM THE INDIGO GIRLS
It has been four years since the Indigo Girls released a new studio album. On June 2nd, their much-anticipated release ONE LOST DAY, will be available on IG Recordings/Vanguard Records. With the help of visionary new producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin (Lucy Wainwright Roche) and mixer Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, PHOX, Kathleen Edwards), Amy Ray and Emily Sailers have created a landscape of truly original sounds and stories ranging from stark intimacy to bombastic pop and grind.
On ONE LOST DAY, musicality, whimsy, rawness, sadness and joy move through each of the 13 tracks. This theme is especially evident on the first single, “Happy in the Sorrow Key,” written by Amy Ray. “I drew from lyrics I wrote during some of my travels with the IG’s,” Amy said. “I was thinking about the things that keep us weighed down with non-acceptance and a refusal to embrace impermanence and suffering. I don’t think you can make change for the good until you do, so it’s an activist part of me searching for a way to face reality and still have the energy and passion to work for good.”
VAN HALEN IN RARE TV APPEARANCE ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, VAN HALEN will panel and perform a special concert for ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks Van Halen’s first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35|10:35pm CT on ABC.
THE PERSEVERING PROMISE COVER MAROON 5
The Persevering Promise have released a music video for their cover of Maroon 5’s “Animals.” The band’s current album, “An Illusion in Shambles”, which includes featured artists such as, Ronnie Winter of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Shawn Spann of I, The Breather, and Chad Ruhlig of For The Fallen Dreams/Legend landed The Persevering Promise at #8 on Billboard Heat Seekers chart this summer and is available now on all digital outlets. New music is coming soon.
What do Pepsi, Disney’s Frozen, Grey’s Anatomy and The Sims have in common? Vassy – the pop star you’ve already fallen in love with but you just don’t know it yet. Brimming with sultry vocals and effervescent melodies, the Greco-Australian most likely wrote that infectiously upbeat tune you’ve had in your head all week. You’ve already heard her hit single “We Are Young,” which reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts in 2013 and has been featured in countless movie and television spots. Now you can finally put a name and face to the tunes that send you into a state of pure bliss.
Now, she returns with another hit, “Secrets” with Tiesto and KSHMR – a track that has already hit no. 1 on the Beatport Charts- just 2 days after its premiere!
THE CHURCH NEW ALBUM & TOUR
It’s a unique band that finds itself cherished as bona fide legends of new wave and neo-psychedelia while remaining a virtual enigma to the world that knows its name. But maybe that’s no more remarkable than the mystery that continues to unfold within its own ranks.
At this stage of the journey, brand new album FURTHER/DEEPER seems both unimaginable and the only option on their endless quest from chaos to resolution. It’s an album of breathtaking new vistas and intense emotions, of sinister black caskets and gorgeous caverns of light, a work born of immense struggle and effortless expression.
“The magic started on day one,” says singer and bass player Steve Kilbey. “Someone strummed a chord or struck a drum or plucked a note and we were off. We wrote and recorded like demons and it was inspiring to feel every member using all his resources in the service of this record.”
TORO Y MOI’S “RUN BABY RUN”
“Run Baby Run,” a new track from Toro y Moi’s forthcoming album What For?, premieres on Pitchfork today. Stream the track here. What For? is out April 7 on Carpark Records.