TAKTICZ “THIS AINT YOUR BLUNT BREHH”
Takticz releases “This Aint Your Blunt Brehh” from his upcoming Ep “Ahhh”. The song is a very different sound from last month’s “Mouth Full Of Shotty” featuring the Baegod Maryann. Like most of the music coming from the N-Crowd crew the production comes via Sbvce. The beat is drenched in 808’s, but this track has a different twist than most of his Bedroomtrap tracks.
UNDER PARIS “TOO FAR GONE”
Under Paris blends many elements of present day metalcore with the nostalgic, melodic songwriting of “golden age” Victory Records-era bands. The result is a catchy, heavy trip that satisfies from every angle. Vocalist Michael Alexander shows his excitement to see the band’s hard work over the past two years pay off by saying, “For the last two years we’ve all made sacrifices to keep pushing ourselves and the band to that next level and reach our goal of being signed, now that we’ve found a home with people who believe in us it’s time to make some new goals and keep pushing!”
SEAFRET NEW SINGLE
Seafret have been making serious waves so far this year with the release of their second EP in February, entitled ‘Oceans’, which earned them Radio 1 support, their second #1 spot on the Hype Machine chart and a flurry of ‘next big thing’ features both in print and online. The video for ‘Oceans’ featured Maisie Williams from Game Of Thrones and clocked up over half a million views on Vevo within hours of going live.
ANDRÉ OBIN TO RELEASE ‘ENDORPHIN’ + SINGLE
Dark synth technician André Obin will release his third full-length album, Endorphin on May 5 via Sky Council Recordings. The title track is available now for stream and sharing and Obin says, “Musically, it’s the brightest feeling cut on the album, but lyrically it concerns a disconnection between a person’s private and public life that fills the heart with anarchy. As the writer and producer, I am often torn in two different directions when I listen back to it.”
Stream Endorphin here:
Following on from the previous release of ‘Bloom’, Fuze Records welcomes another Australian to the ranks. WasteLand has had a string of releases on CR2 records including his recent collaboration with Skyden called ‘Inca’. Last year was a big one for the Perth native, with remixes for Hook ’N’ Sling, TV Rock & Walden, Urban Cone and his heavily supported mix of Thomas Gold’s ‘Remember’.
WasteLand’s debut on Fuze Records marks a productive start to the year for him. ‘Maple’ begins with a staccato-string opening and quickly builds to an intense groove with brilliantly layered percussion. The track builds into a fever in the breakdown where the melodic chords have the smoothness of the syrup associated with it’s namesake. ‘Maple’ then grooves through the finish and brings the ride home in style.
ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS ANNOUNCE 2015 TOUR
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters have announced their 2015 tour. Kicking off Sunday, May 24, at the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA, the dates include his return to Bonnaroo the weekend of June 12, and finish off on June 17 in Philadelphia, PA, at the Mann Center. The complete itinerary is below. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, March 20 at 10am ET via robertplant.com. Each ticket to the non-festival shows will include a CD of the band’s latest album, lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar. The Pixies will be opening five of these shows; JD McPherson four of them, as noted below in the itinerary. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, CA, performances from Wednesday, March 18 at 10am PT through Thursday, March 19 at 10pm PT. For more information, please visit citiprivatepass.com.
LAWLESS HEARTS DEBUT EP
Jacksonville, Florida band Lawless Hearts will release their debut EP “Creatures of Habit” through Pavement Entertainment on April 21, 2015. I sent you the Haulix that included the music, bio and pictures and was wondering if you had the chance to check the band out yet. I would love to set up an interview between you and the band.
With Lawless Hearts, Innovation is needed more than imitation. Their dream is to not stay in the past with their music, but bring forth together a Classic and New Age Rock & Roll appreciation to make something completely their own and wholly satisfying. They firmly believe you can’t dream without hope, and you can’t hope for something without dreaming up something bigger than yourself.
STABBED IN BACK PREMIERE “MISSING PIECES”
Today New Mexico punk act STABBED IN BACK are premiering a brand new tune off their highly anticipated debut full-length “Dasvidaniya”. The track is titled “Missing Pieces” and you can give it a listen right now over at ForTheLoveOfPunk!
RISSA BOO NEW VIDEO
We’re proud to present you Rissa Boo’s brand new music video “Exit”, a track taken from his upcoming album “Heritage To Defend”, out April 14th.
Check out this alternative rap song and amazing music video, almost a short movie realized by the colombian director Enrique Gracia Herrera.
DESKYRTIK NEW SINGLE
Sydney-based hip-hop artist Deskryptik is about to release his first single with “Kick Snare,” a hip-hop track fusing together indie stylings with a mainstream flavour.
Recorded entirely in his home studio, adding to the track’s personalized feel, “Kick Snare” mixes together both real- instrumental samples and synths with his unique vocal delivery to create the type of rap track that is comfortably familiar, yet altogether original.
LUNG DART “PARADISE TURNS”
London duo Lung Dart (Tim and James) have shared the second track of their forthcoming debut EP for Happy Valley Records.
‘Paradise Turns’ combines warped vocals with integrated field recordings and twisted sax samples that builds to a shimmering pop crescendo.
The sound recordings featured on their new EP include a broken washing machine in Peckham, a heavily breaking train on the Northern Line and a broken tape player.
EMEFE BIG, BOLD “COME BACK TO ME” PREMIERES ON IMPOSE
In 2009, Miles Arntzen started EMEFE with one purpose: to create an unparalleled live experience around his original music. Three weeks later, they played their first show to a ravenously packed house in New York City. Four years later, they had played countless venues across the country, opened for Passion Pit and Big Boi, and released studio albums that documented their live sound. In 2013, the band challenged themselves to create a studio record that surpassed their reputation as merely a great live act.
GEORGE WINSTON PLAYS NATICK, MA
GEORGE WINSTON, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, will perform at The Center For The Arts in Natick on Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $45.00 and $40.00 for members.
For more information click here or call 508-647-0097 ext 201.
Since 1986, George has been raising money for food banks and service organizations and will continue to do so by working with a local food bank in every tour market to hold a canned food drive at the show and also by donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of his merchandise to the organization. The food bank for this show is Natick Service Council.
VINYETTE DROPS NEW SINGLE
“Just to Get Away” is inspired by the band’s decision to quit their jobs a year ago to hit the road on a four month journey that took them from the California coast to the underground clubs of Europe (including shows with Marky Ramone and Andrew W.K.). The group set down this track upon their return to NYC to capture that common experience of just needing to get away from it all.
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS RELEASES NEW ALBUM STREAM VIA YOUTUBE
Marina And The Diamonds’ third studio album, FROOT was released worldwide today. The full album is streaming now at YouTube. The release follows Marina And The Diamonds’ unique rollout of the album where she released one track each month leading up to the full release, known as the “Froot of the Month.”
LITTLE DEATH MACHINE “PALE”
Little Death Machine are a three piece who formed in London in 2012.
Little Death Machine take influence from: My Bloody Valentine, Health, Fugazi, Cannibal Ox, Saul Williams, The Smiths, Coco Rosie, The Knife, Tricky, The Velvet Underground, Portishead, Quicksand, Swans, Bjork, Kraftwerk, Joanna Newsom.
The bands single ‘Pale’ was written in the “no-mans land” time between Christmas and new year, which is reflected in it’s sound. The lyrical inspiration is based upon personal events.
EQO DEBUT EP STREAMING
Atlanta-based progressive alternative rock band EQO (pronounced echo) are now streaming their debut LP, Ananta, exclusively with Kill The Music!
The record features the band’s newest single,”Persona,” which Under The Gun Review called a “four-and-a-half-minute rock romp.” It also features the band’s latest single.” Altsounds.com also said the band is “laced with passion, raw emotion, and outright attitude.”
LION BABE RELEASES THE VIDEO FOR “WONDER WOMAN”
The new single ‘Wonder Woman’ out May 4th, preorder now:
KAT VINTER “DOWNTIME”
The EP showcases Kat’s lush vocals combined with brooding, beat driven pop music which plays out as a modern take on trip-hop. The result is a haunting soundscape with moments of darkness and light, beauty and tension. Alongside local German beat master Hannes Buscher and Norwegian poet Laila Samuels, Kat created the layers of hip hop inspired beats, tribal drums, waves of synths and ethereal vocals that developed into Islands.
MISSY MAZZOLI REVEALS NEW TRACK “WAYWARD FREE RADICAL DREAMS”
New Amsterdam Records is proud to share “Wayward Free Radical Dreams” from Vespers For A New Dark Age, the new record from composer Missy Mazzoli, in collaboration with her ensemble Victoire, Glenn Kotche (of Wilco), synth producer Lorna Dune and virtuosic vocalists Mellissa Hughes, Martha Cluver and Virginia Warnken (of Roomful of Teeth). Pitchfork shared the track, noting that “the singers add an entirely new psychological dimension — music that once sounded like the lonely movement of your own thoughts now calls out to you in a voice of its own.”
AZEALIA BANKS’ PLAYBOY PICTORIAL AND NO-HOLDS-BARRED INTERVIEW
Azealia Banks revealed her cover for Playboy’s annual April Sex & Music issue which will hit newsstands this week on Friday, March 20th.
The 10-page Le Chat Noir inspired pictorial was shot by legendary photographer Ellen von Unwerth and features an intimate interview with esteemed journalist and Playboy Contributing Editor Rob Tannenbaum.
For the complete interview, pictorial outtakes, and behind-the-scenes video from her shoot go to:
GRIMES & BLEACHERS PARTNER TO RELEASE NEW TRACK “ENTROPY”
“Entropy”, which premiered on last night’s episode of HBO’s Girls was co-written by both artists exclusively for the show and is now available at all digital providers. While the track is not an official single from either of the artist’s forthcoming projects, both were eager to get back to into the studio together after having collaborated on “Take Me Away” off Bleachers’ critically acclaimed debut album “Strange Desire”.
LAURIANA MAE EP STREAM
Last week, Lauriana Mae released her 5-track EP, City of Diamonds, via Atlantic Records. The EP, which features a guest appearance by B.o.B – premiered exclusively on NOISEY and is streaming in its entirety via Lauriana Mae’s soundcloud page now.
LADY LAZARUS’ MOJAVE DESERT-FILMED MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ANNA”
Yahoo Music is exclusively premiering Lady Lazarus’ brand new music video for “Anna” from her newly released album,Miracles. Of the video, Yahoo Music says, “the creative influence of living in the Mojave Desert figures prominently in the visual aspect of the release. Yahoo Music is excited to debut an example.” Watch the “Anna” premiere at Yahoo Music here.
BOGAN VIA “RUNNIN”
Bogan Via is Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller. MADLY is the band’s second extended play album and it further develops their unique synth-pop sound.
MADLY was then recorded between 2013 and 2014 over two continents at the Red Bull Studios in Copenhagen and in their hometown of Los Angeles. Mixed in New York, the band co-produced the record with Le Chev (Fisherspooner, Frankie Rose, Lemonade).
OMAR SOULEYMAN HEAR “ENSSA EL AATAB (PROD. BY MODESELEKTOR)” AT PITCHFORK
Syria’s most successful musical export, international singer Omar Souleyman, has returned with his second proper studio effort and most personal album to date, Bahdeni Nami, coming July 28 from Monkeytown Records. For the new album Omar opened his doors to collaborations with a number of renowned electronic producers, all of whom were established fans keen to offer unique interpretations of Souleyman’s established sound. Four Tet returns to produce a track, Gilles Peterson lends his considerable talents to a song, Modeselektor turn in the two fastest dance numbers of the set, and Legowelt offers a remix for the title track. Additionally Black Lips’ Cole Alexander treatd one of the heart-wounding ballads to a thoroughly distinctive remix that will appear on a 7″ in August.
COZZ FEAT J COLE
Check out the new Cozz video for “Knock Tha Hustle” (Remix) Ft. J. Cole directed by 2-Tone. The track comes off of his debut critically acclaimed Cozz N Effect album out now. You can check him out live with J. Cole, Bas and Omen on the first leg of the Forest Hills Drive tour now.
TWITCH” AND TRAVIS TO SERVE AS MENTORS TO STREET AND STAGE DANCERS THIS SEASON ON “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”
Season 12 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will bring back two powerhouse alumni – Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Travis Wall – as mentors to the Top 20 finalists. Mentors tWitch and Travis join new judges Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo, alongside returning judge Nigel Lythgoe and host Cat Deeley. Beginning in the Las Vegas callbacks round, the dancers will be divided into the best street and best stage dancers. Travis will mentor the stage dancers and tWitch will mentor the street dancers. Although they have never faced each other in competition, they will go head-to-head now, fighting for one of their dancers to be crowned America’s Favorite Dancer. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE premieres Monday, June 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION ALBUM STREAM
THE BLUES IS #1 In NEW YORK CITY, and to celebrate the release of their new, long-playing record album, Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will be bringing their brand of high-octane street hassling back home, with an unprecedented Five Borough Freedom Tour!
The Blues Explosion will be leveling neighborhoods in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island the week of March 23 to 28, including free shows at dive bars, breweries and beyond!
AWOLNATION HIT THE CHARTS WITH RUN
AWOLNATION hit the ground running for the release of their new studio album Run notching their highest debut chart positions ever landing atop the Billboard 200 at #17, followed by Top 5 chart debuts on Independent Albums #2, Alternative Albums #3, Top Rock Albums #4, alongside Top 10 chart entrances on the Digital Albums #6, Top Album Sales #9 and Current Albums #9 charts. Coming off one of the most electric and buzzed about live performances at the SXSW music festival, the band officially kick-off their North American Run Tour 2015 on May 28th.
Reunited New York death metal legion, SKINLESS, will defile the ears of the living this June with their first new studio offering in nearly a decade. Titled Only The Ruthless Remain, and featuring their classic late ’90s lineup, SKINLESS returns stronger and more vicious than ever before with a prime slab of truly brutal death metal. Recorded by Tom Case at Edie Road Studio and Doomsday Bunker Studio, both in upstate New York, with vocals tracked by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails, Integrity etc.) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon, Only The Ruthless Remain boasts seven tracks of SKINLESS’ signature fusion of punishing, concussively heavy grooves and surgically precise, blasting severity. Only The Ruthless Remain is poised to stand among the most sadistic yet addictive death metal offerings of the year. Comments the band, “Stockpile your beers, gather your minions, it’s time to get RUTHLESS.”
HERMITUDE NEW VIDEO
Hermitude have released an epic music video for “Through the Roof”, their lively new single, a contrast of light and dark–a dancefloor tune with a monstrous personality. The festivities begin with a rewired Mariachi section sounding the horns before descending into a powerful synth riff set to swinging drums. Hermitude’s deft rearrangement of Young Tapz’ vocal fragments move and sway until finally coming together at the chorus in a celebratory show of defiance.
LOUIE V GUTTA FEAT LIL UZI VERT “PULL UP”
Straight out the trap, Louie V Gutta and Lil Uzi Vert team up for the fully fledged rap burner, “Pull Up,” out today on Buygore Records. The Poston-produced beat combines with white-hot verses from Gutta and Vert for a bossed-out track engineered by Mike Jerz for slapping it loud the windows down. A foray into the intersection between bass music and club rap, this record is an immediate essential for hip-hop heads minded on what’s next.
THE UNITED NATIONS AND MIXRADIO TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS
Today, a host of superstars have teamed up with the United Nations and the world’s most personalised music streaming service, MixRadio, to launch the #HappySoundsLike campaign to mark International Day of Happiness.
Music has the power to spread happiness and inspire solidarity and hope for a better tomorrow. Recognizing this, United Nations Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassadors, along with international artists such as Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, Charlize Theron, John Legend and James Blunt, amongst others, have contributed to create the world’s happiest playlist, launching on March 20th, International Day of Happiness.
THE THROUGH AND THROUGH GOSPEL REVIEW’S NEW SINGLE
A common theme in art, almost to the point of being completely played-out, is an artist’s conflict with traditional religious concepts. Some obvious, classic pop music examples might be Depeche Mode, Marilyn Manson, and Trent Reznor. While such blasphemous musical tirades are quite enjoyable, Through and Through Gospel Review’s Joel Marquard has a more subtle way of coming to terms with the faith of his youth.
RUN THE JEWELS RELEASE PROVOCATIVE VIDEO
Fresh off a series of lauded appearances at Austin’s SXSW festival, Run The Jewels have unveiled an AG Rojas directed video for their track “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” featuring Zack De La Rocha, the latest single from their recent critical masterpiece Run The Jewels 2.
CLARK SHARES NEW VIDEO
Taken from Clark’s new Flame Rave EP, the intense “To Live And Die In Grantham” has been visualised by Chris Hewitt in a “rave ritual” short film shot at the Bel Air Chalet Estate, Seawick, Essex.
Chris Hewitt: “The track is a banger. It reminds me of my old rave days. Its also the perfect piece of music to convey different energy states through imagery and action. The fierce first half is all about energy and aggression whereas the latter half is about euphoria and transcendence.
CAB CABERNET “LE CONNOISSEUR” VIDEO
Harlem-based rapper/producer/director and Krushed Grapes Lifestyle owner Cab Cabernet presents the self-directed music video for “Le Connoisseur”, the De’Clat-produced single. “Le Connoisseur” is the second single from Krushed Grapes: Harlem Vintage, Cab’s forthcoming album featuring guest appearances from VonQwest, Noni Kai, Kat Starr Johnson and Priciliya Marie as well as production from Roddy Rod, RTNC (the producer behind Your Old Droog’s album, J. Bless, Declat, Tigga-Bounce, Frank Lotz and White Indian.
TOMÁS PAGÁN MOTTA SHARES VIDEO FOR “UP & AWAY”
Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter Tomás Pagán Motta is rooted in the traditions of Americana and folk. Previously recording under the moniker The Petticoat Tearoom, Motta recently released his eponymous debut record, out earlier this month on 8 Gang Switch. Motta is now sharing the video for one of the album’s standout tracks, “Up and Away,” premiering today with The Bluegrass Situation.
ACTION BRONSON ON LETTERMAN
Action Bronson performed “Baby Blue” w/ Chance the Rapper on Letterman last night. The track, prod by Mark Ronson comes off his full-length major label debut Mr. Wonderful out this week via VICE / Atlantic. Check it below.
NEW MUSIC + VIDEO FROM HANDS LIKE HOUSES
Australia’s critically acclaimed HANDS LIKE HOUSES has released a new song and video titled, “I Am” via Alternative Press. The song is the first new material since the 2014 release of the band’s stripped-down EP, Reimagine. “I AM” will be available today at 9PM via iTunes. The band will also hit the road all summer long for this year’s Vans Warped Tour.
STEARICA “SHAH MAT”
A brand new single from powerful Turin, Italy-based instrumental rock outfit, STEARICA, off of their impending album Fertile, has been premiered by massive UK-based Clash Magazine, the song featuring Colin Stetson (Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, etc.).
LINDY VOPNFJORD NEW SINGLE
Lindy Vopnfjörd has announced a spring North American tour largely supporting Whitehorse, kicking off April 28 in Minneapolis and wrapping May 29 in Louisville, including Massey Hall in Toronto on May 8 and two solo performance dates in New York City, May 18 & 19. The U.S. shows will be Lindy’s first in support of his 2013 full-length album Young Waverer, which garnered two hit singles, “The Limit”, which hit #1 on CBC Radio 2 and “Below The Canopy”, which hit #1 on CBC Radio 3.
HAKKASAN NIGHTCLUB NAMED NO. 1 NIGHTCLUB IN THE COUNTRY
Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino again topped DJ Mag’s Top 100 Poll for 2015 by securing the coveted No. 1 Nightclub spot in the country as voted by dedicated fans. Remaining on the Top 10 list for “Best Nightclub in the World,” clubgoers voiced their opinions on nightlife venues worldwide and bumped Hakkasan up to No. 3 from last year’s spot at No. 10.
Securing this honorable title motivates Hakkasan to continue hosting exclusive parties unlike anything the Las Vegas Strip has ever seen. The all-encompassing nightspot serves-up best-in-class experiences by blending dramatic design and world-class mixology with electrifying production elements including state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology while illustrious dancers take partygoers into a truly blissful escape.