WAXHATCHEE NEW VIDEO
The music video for Waxahatchee’s “Under a Rock” has arrived, just before the release of full-length Ivy Tripp.
The video features Waxahatchee in full-band formation as they perform for friends at Golden Tea House, a now-defunct West Philadelphia performance space that was central to the local music community. Check out the video below, and listen to the album in its entirety on NPR Music.
EOTO SPRING USA TOUR
EOTO will hit the ground running in 2015 with a spring tour that will crisscross the country including 13 theater dates and spring festival appearances. The dynamic duo is known best for their jaw-dropping live EDM/electro performances, which incorporate a multitude of live instruments for on-the-fly improvisational adventure.
Building each new musical theme from the ground up, EOTO doesn’t rely on a song catalog or set list to guide the show. There are no pre-recorded clips or background tracks selected. The project incorporates live keyboards, vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion and a wealth of looping and live remixing techniques to build the music right before the audience. Forever a journey into sound, EOTO has pioneered a live production process that is unlike any other on the scene today.
KWAME BINEA SHAKEDOWN NEW VIDEO “LET GO”
New York City-based roots rock songwriter/singer Kwame Binea who fronts the Kwame Binea Shakedown has announced the worldwide digital release of their debut single, “Let Go,” for Tuesday, April 7, 2015 via CDbaby.com and all their major digital distribution partners including iTunes and Amazon.com. Binea will be celebrating the single and video release with a performance at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on Friday, April 3, 2015. The event will be followed by a sneak preview of the “Let Go” post after-party at the venue.
“Let Go” is a rock/funk/soul song that lyrically invokes and offers an inspired message that the best way to overcome a spurned lover or lingering adversity is to think positive, know when it’s time to move on and just let go. It was co-written and produced by Kwame Binea and guitarist Justin Wilcox for Binea’s indie imprint, Pelopos Entertainment Group. The song also features the rest of the Shakedown band, drummer Medley Shabazz, guitarist Art Vanterpool, bassist Phil Bass, Daron Wright on keyboards, Kengo Yamada on saxophone and Brian Varneke on trumpet. The “Let Go” video was culled from a Kwame Binea Shakedown live performance at the Brooklyn Bowl earlier in 2015.
KORRY DEEZ “DOUBLE FISTED”
Korry Deez teams up with fellow Monol1th members, Parker and Lancecape, to deliver one thumping party joint in ‘Double Fisted’. Parker and Deez trade witty lines over an 808-heavy beat that proves Lancecape has a lot more on tap than what we think we know. These next two rounds are on Korry, so round up all of your friends and make sure they are ready to get live!
TONY AWARDS® ANNOUNCE TOMMY TUNE AS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2015 SPECIAL TONY AWARD
The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced nine-time Tony Award winner and Broadway icon Tommy Tune as this year’s recipient for the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
The Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be presented at the 2015 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 7th. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
QUIGLEY PLANS FOR END OF THE WORLD
Wanted to introduce you to Minneapolis electro-pop newcomer Quigley whose debut song “Post Post Apocalypse” sounds like Prince and M83 collaborating with Kate Bush. The Line of Best Fit says “If there was ever a soundtrack for the End of the World parties in [Bret Easton Ellis’] The Rules of Attraction, this is it.”
NEW HOWIE DAY ALBUM COMING
You can still pre-order the album at www.pledgemusic.com/howieday and get all sorts of exclusive perks. Signed CD’s, Limited Edition Prints, A postcard from Howie in the road, even handwritten lyrics or a trip to Space! You can also check out clips from two more new tracks “Every Time It Rains” and “Worry Never Knows” in Howie’s most recent update video just for Pledgers.
‘WE ARE KIN 1’ PROMO STREAM
A loose collective but with a distinct aim: to give the artists involved maximum opportunity and artistic freedom. Growing as it has out of an artist agency, Kinphonic will release a wide range of music from a deep pool of talent – some established, some not – but with one common element throughout the roster – high quality.
Giving artists free reign to work in whatever style they wish, the first release ‘We Are Kin Vol 1’ opens with a gorgeous slice of chill from Swiss producer Kredo, working alongside the soulful Songdreamer. The soulful vibe continues (albeit with the addition of a massive dancefloor D&B rush) courtesy of Fox Stevenson and then Rob Gasser featuring Miyoki. The Brig delivers a slamming piece of Electro in typical swashbuckling style before Stereoliez leave you spinning with a the club version of their recent smash Trap freebie. Tisoki drops a massive 100bpm bomb with MC Gravity, Jarvis and Re:Flex collaborate on a massive sci-fi Dubstep cut and then founder member xKore delivers the final blow.
JOHN McCUTCHEON RELEASING JOE HILL’S LAST WILL ON MAY 1
Six-time Grammy™ nominated John McCutcheon has been delighting audiences for over 40 years with his inventive folk music and exceptional storytelling abilities. The late Pete Seeger said that “John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction.” Additionally, the late Johnny Cash referred to McCutcheon as “The most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” Joe Hill’s Last Will is McCutcheon’s 37th release, possibly his favorite one and the street date for the collection is May 1.
McCutcheon selected “May Day” as the release date as it is the date on which most of the world celebrates Labor Day. 2015 marks the centenary of Swedish-American labor organizer and musician Joe Hill’s death. Hill channeled his experiences into songs — the first written for the American working class. Those songs helped galvanize the union movement, specifically the Industrial Workers of the World — the fabled “Wobblies,” whose activism triggered violent opposition from the wealthy class we now refer to as “the 1 percent.” John wanted to honor Hill’s commitment to music and vision with an album solely dedicated to reinventing Hill’s songs.
TOM LEVIN “THUNDER ON”
Sweden-based Tom Levin is ready to release his second single, “Thunder On” from his latest record, Them Buffalo. Taking his infectious brand of Folk infused Rock up a notch from his well-received prior single, “Mind’s Eye,” Levin is ready to lure your ears even more.
“Thunder On” is the first track on his latest record, which provides a dash of vibrancy that carries throughout; setting the tone for the rest of the record. Levin’s voice is uplifting as it is surrounded by melodic harmonies that chime in. The resonating acoustic guitars pull the song together, creating a whole new life, whilst adding an enchanting sound to the overall record.
Having revealed album tracks ‘Treading Water’ and the dubby ‘Revelation’, Breakage announces new single ‘Future’; another epic, string-laden UK bass composition also on the LP.
Fans of his previous single with Jess Mills ‘Fighting Fire’ will remember the mood. Though famed within the UK sound system world, James Breakage grew up on dark Country ballads played on his parent’s record player. Little known fact; before his first home-studio drum & bass efforts got snapped up by the legendary label Reinforced, he was a teen metal fan.
SKYBLEW NEW VIDEO “THE GREY BALLOONS”
Today we are proud to present the newest music video from the HEAVY buzzing North Carolina emcee, SkyBlew! An animated music video for, The Grey Balloons which was produced by Backdraft. SkyBlew dug deep and put together an honest, heartfelt ballad and this video represents the story perfectly. SkyBlew aims to inspire and touch lives with this song! Video is produced and animated by Benjamin D. Sutherland.
MUSIC FOR ALL STAFF PROMOTION
Music for All, one of the nation’s largest educational 501(c)3 not-for-profit organizations, has promoted Erin Fortune, previously Senior Marketing Coordinator, to Marketing Manager as of March 2015.
Fortune joined Music for All in 2010 as Participant Relations Coordinator and began working with the organization’s marketing department in 2012. Since, Fortune has helped create a successful social media presence for Music for All, increased traffic to Music for All’s website by creating meaningful content and a cohesive layout and has brought many media opportunities to showcase the organization’s positively life-changing events.
Fortune’s new role is especially important to expanding Music for All’s digital and online marketing strategies as well as supervising junior members of the marketing department. She will also be responsible for creating and deploying Music for All’s email marketing efforts in addition to generating tactical seasonal, quarterly, and annual campaigns.
VIRAL STAR REWARDS FANS IN CASH
Multi-platinum selling newcomer AronChupa announces his YouTube Billionaire concept, a innovative twist on the Kickstarter format from the viral hit monger behind “I’m An Albatraoz.”
Off the heels of the global success of debut single, which to date has streamed more than 200 million times via Spotify and YouTube, the hit maker is giving back to fans in the wake of his unprecedented success.”Because craziness should always be rewarded” – AronChupa
With a $15k budget and his eye for infectious content at the ready, YouTube Billionaire is a concept fuelled by crazy fan videos. The rules are simple: fans submit their most outrageous flicks, start gauging huge social interest and cash in on the success thanks to Aron’s financial pledge. The more social love your video garners on social media, the wealthier you get. From fan tattoos to crazy stunts, YouTube Billionaire is an open playing field for user submitted mayhem.
PHZ-SICKS “THE CONSTANT”
Woodbridge, VA rap artist PHZ-Sicks (pronounced ‘physics’) presents the Raw Footage Cinema-directed music video for “The Constant”, the Best Kept Secret-produced song featuring DMV rapper Rob Regal from The Moment, his new album featuring Detroit rapper/singer Scolla, singer Alison Carney and fellow Triple S crew member Seanny Greggs as well as production from Stompboxx Music, Epik the Dawn, Kriss Liss and Kajmir Royale. PHZ has performed at festivals such as NXNE, MadeInTheDMV, 35 Denton, has opened for Wale and J. Cole, and 2DopeBoyz gave The Moment honorable mention for best mixtapes in 2013.
BETH BOMBARA ON DAYTROTTER
Americana artist, Beth Bombara, announces the June 23 release of her self-titled album. An overarching theme of journeying and traveling, the album showcases the freedom that comes from the journey both physically and existentially.
MY COUNTRY NATION INTRODUCES “46 HOURS”
MY COUNTRY NATION (MyCN) today announced the addition of 46 HOURS, a new series that gives fans an intimate look into the lives of country stars during a time when something monumental is happening in their lives. In less than 2 days (46 hours), fans will have a “behind the curtain” invitation to live alongside their favorite artists as they celebrate some of their greatest accomplishments. The first installment spotlights Atlantic Records and CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge and will premiere on March 20 on MyCountryNation.com.
“46 HOURS” is the Nation’s digital series of 5-minute episodes that will run on MyCountryNation.com. The series creates a partnership between MyCN and the biggest names in country music to create meaningful content, with a flexible format designed to tailor itself to the personality of the artist featured and highlight their personality and sense of humor.
NERO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “THE THRILL”
Grammy ® award winning artist Nero, aka the British-born band comprised of producers, remixers, DJs and artists Dan Stephens, Joe Ray and vocalist Alana Watson, release their new single “The Thrill” on Cherrytree Records/Interscope today at all digital and streaming partners.
Noisey premiered ‘SOS’ yesterday saying: ‘FEMME’s been killing it lately. Touring with Charli XCX; releasing two infectious smashes in the name of “Fever Boy” and “High”; labelled “fashion’s favourite new pop star” by Vogue. She’s basically rocket-boosting toward the stars. The latest single is called “S.O.S” and we’re premiering above. It comes complete with additional mixing from recent Grammy winner Wez Clarke, who has worked with Sam Smith and Clean Bandit, so it’s almost destined to shoot into the chart with reckless abandon.’
PENCIL LUNATIC TAKES ON RIVAL DJS
Artist Brandon Bailey aka “Pencil Lunatic” sets the record straight with his new single and video “Hells Gate”, a straight shot at artists aiming to undermine his brand. With today’s dancehall becoming somewhat of a competitive sport, rival DJs are constantly sparring for their place at the top. With that being said, dancehall is a small arena with few artists competing. Therefore, when Pencil Lunatic was recently met with underhanded jabs by fellow artists Alkaline and Popcaan, he did not hesitate to deliver lyrical shots with his new viral single “Hells Gate”, a response that may have artists thinking twice before calling out the ‘Lunatic’.
Kentucky DJ-producer Amtrac has teamed up with luxury automotive brand, Acura, to compose a soulfully divine original for their #ILX2016 8-track playlist. The campaign features eight unique songs that each rhythmically correspond to different gears on the all-new 8-speed 2016 ILX; and the Louisville-native was given the honor to close out the mix with his final track “Broadway”.
Amtrac’s top gear tune delivers a rich and stirring melody coupled with imaginative lyrics that fully encapsulates an uninhibited wanderlust spirit. It starts off slow, with a deep and comforting voice of Amtrac himself echoing in the background. The midpoint introduction of a deep-driving bassline, accentuated with intervals of muted hi-hats will have you grooving in your car as you daydream about travelling to places all over the world. The playlist also features notable up-and-coming artists such as Plastic Plates, Bit Funk, Spazzkid and many more.
YOUNG & SICK “JUST FOR YOU” REMIX
YOUTH, 25 year old Krissy, was born and raised in North London. At 16 she won a full scholarship to Italia Conti. A year later Ben Elton picked Krissy to play the leading lady in Tonight’s The Night. At 17 she toured the country, and importantly Ben Elton introduced her to William Orbit. Now friends, Orbit took her to a studio session with Robbie Williams whose album he was producing. Krissy recorded the backing vocals on Williams’ Rude Box and developed a taste for studio life.
SONS OF TEXAS ANNOUNCE FIRST U.S. TOUR
In support of their recently released album, Baptized in the Rio Grande, Sons of Texas announce today the first leg of their first tour of the United States. The album released March 3rd debuted at #143 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The tour includes headline shows as well as major festival appearances and support slots. The band will be touring throughout 2015.
THUNDERMOTHER NEW SINGLE “IT’S JUST A TEASE”
potz Records has announced its latest signing, Sweden’s raucous rock ‘n roll whirlwind, Thundermother, who will release its Despotz debut later this year. To celebrate, the band has teamed up with Revolver to stream the upcoming album’s first single, “It’s Just a Tease,” at:
TAXI TAXI NEW VIDEO
Here is Johanna & Miriam from Taxi Taxi in Stockholm, Sweden. The twins have written a power ballad called “Floating Forever”, that just got its own video. Taxi Taxi is currently working on a new album, which is to be released after the summer.
A&L “ONTO THE NEXT HEART”
With the overwhelming positive response from their debut release, A&L is back with a new tune. Onto the Next Heart is an upbeat, Pop/Rock song with catchy hooks and killer guitar riffs. The in-your-face vocal will have you singing along. With a vocal style that sounds like The Pretty Reckless meets P!nk, Lana delivers a vocal performance that demands your attention. Legendary bass player Jerry Livingston joins A&L on this track.
NEW CHIC VIDEO
Nile Rodgers today unveiled the first new CHIC single in close to 25 years. As you’d expect, I’ll Be There is a killer, and features The Martinez Brothers on percussion.
DECIBEL MAGAZINE’S ‘DECIBLOG’ LAUNCH “TORTURED HANDS OF REASON” MUSIC VIDEO
Italian death metal act, Human Improvement Process, is gearing up to release its latest EP ‘Enemies of the Sun’ tomorrow on Memorial Records. Today, the band has teamed up with Decibel Magazine’s ‘Deciblog’ to launch the brand new song and music video, “Tortured Hands of Reason,” exclusively at:
WHIIITE X DRAKE “ENERGY” REMIX
Looking to start you weekend with some energy? Born of the bass-driven L.A. beat scene, elusive producer/DJ Whiiite lends some dark magic to Drake’s meanest, knuckliest single off his 2015 mixtape “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”. With his latest flip, Whiiite turns Drake’s angry ode to Wi-Fi codes, Ubers and one-night stands into a powerhouse electronic ballad with grinding synths, a gratifying hook, and a sweat-drenched festival ready vibe.
Whiiite says that he “Heard the original of this while on a run in Santa Monica, and starting hearing sounds and builds to flip it into a more club friendly meaner version.”
AKROYD SMART “DIFFERENT”
Melbourne-based alternative hip hop artist and producer Akroyd Smart is releasing his first pre- single, “Different,” from his debut project, INTROVERT, a hard hitting banger that is both genre-crossing and catchy.
“Sometimes though, I like to think about how I’m not like everyone else.” – Akroyd Smart
DEF MANIC VIDEO “THANK YOU”
This chill Hip Hop track makes you appreciate everything you have.
DAMIEN IKE “KINGDOM COME”
Damien has currently been working with Rich Cooper (Josef Salvat) Sacha Skarbek (Adele, Lana Del Rey & Miley Cyrus), David Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything, Marina & The Diamonds) Pete Roberts (Coldspecks) and James Earp (Bipolar Sunshine, Daniel James).
RIHANNA PRANKS JIMMY KIMMEL
Rihanna pulled a prank on Jimmy Kimmel late last night/very early this morning with the help of some of his now-former employees at “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The music superstar snuck into Jimmy’s house, tiptoed up to his bedroom and proceeded to stage a full concert at his bedside (and on it).