LED ZEPPELIN GROUNDBREAKING VDEO FOR “TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT”
Led Zeppelin have teamed with media and technology company Interlude to produce a groundbreaking interactive video to the previously unreleased rough mix of “Trampled Under Foot,” which goes by the early working title “Brandy & Coke.” The video can be viewed now at www.ledzeppelin.com.
Through this immersive music video, Led Zeppelin fans will be able to see beyond the façade of one of rock’s most iconic album covers, Physical Graffiti , and step inside the building through each of the 16 featured windows. Until now, no fan has had so many ways to explore and see a music video come alive. By selecting one of the featured 16 windows, the audience can enter into the room and will discover events that pay homage to the window illustrations on the original artwork. Featuring archival footage, such as the band’s full Earl’s Court performance of the song, original animation and more, Interlude technology allows viewers to follow and interact with characters from room to room without disrupting the flow of the song.
LUCAS NORD SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘VOICES’
22 year old Swede Lucas Nord has recently announced the release of a new 7-track album entitled ‘After You’, and is today sharing the lead single from the release, ‘Voices’.
‘After You’, set for release on 19th May 2015 on Cosmos Music, will stand as his first body of work to arrive since his acclaimed debut album ‘Islands’ released in 2013, which included the track ‘Run on Love’ – featuring his friend and collaborator Tove Lo on vocals.
LED TO SEA “BREATHE SOME”
The Beautiful Humming of Ms. Fortune exemplifies a wide-range of Alex’s compositions, featuring lushly orchestrated songs with pop sensibilities, alongside stripped-down, bare arrangements with haunting melodies. At the core of each song is Alex’s enigmatic viola and voice. Alex uses her viola as a diverse vehicle for soaring string melodies, driving bass lines and guitar riffs, and ethereal atmospheric layers of sound. She has taken the classical string instrument and turned it upside-down, creating unexpected compositions that transport the listener to ship-wrecking storms, dreamy nostalgic scenes, and fearless journeys.
NICK CAVE AND WARREN ELLIS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK ‘FAR FROM MEN’
The latest ravishing score by Cave and Ellis is for director David Olehoffen’s Loin Des Hommes (Far From Men) and is released through Bad Seeds Ltd. on May 19th.
Far From Men was a triple prizewinner at the Venice film festival (2014) and stars Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb. Adapted from a short story by Albert Camus, it is a powerful tale of divided loyalties and colonialist violence during Algeria’s war of independence. With its mesmeric drones, pointillist piano jabs, weeping strings and nerve-jangling electronics, this is one of the duo’s most emotive and experimental soundtracks to date, sounding both achingly intimate and cosmically vast.
ERICA CAMPBELL “MORE LOVE”
Erica Campbell today launches Help 2.0, the re-release of 2015’s Grammy® Award winning Best Gospel CD, and top selling album that has already garnered numerous other awards, including 8 Stellar Awards at this year’s 30th Annual music event, a Dove Award and a Soul Train Music Award win. The seemingly unstoppable Campbell, already a multi-Grammy® Award winning artist and songwriter, celebrates the re-release this week with VH1 Soul/VH1.com world video premiere of her new single, “More Love” March 30th.
SQUAREPUSHER’S NEW VIDEO FOR “RAYC FIRE 2”
Squarepusher has premiered a live video of the first track released from his upcoming album Damogen Furies. The album is his first full-length since 2012’s Ufabulum and boldly illustrates the peak and confluence of the preoccupations that have emerged throughout his career, approached with the antagonism and audacity of an artist who still believes in the power of the intervention. Damogen Furies is a fusion of his ability to meld and mold his unique breed of pioneering electronic composition and boundary-warping drum n’ bass which has become synonymous with his cult legacy.
US POSTAL SERVICE COMMEMORATES DR. MAYA ANGELOU’S 84th BIRTHDAY
The incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou would be turning 84 years old on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 and she’ll be recognized in a big way. To celebrate the incredible life and accomplishments of this remarkable woman, The United States Postal Service will release a commemorative forever stamp on April 7th. The postal service will celebrate with a First-Day-of-Issue stamp dedication ceremony at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 7th, at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C.
The celebration continues as “Human Family,” the next focus track from Dr. Maya Angelou’s inspiring and timely “Caged Bird Songs” CD embodying many of her most significant writings, is set for a Lyric music video premiere on Friday, April 3rd, on Yahoo Music. “Human Family,” like many of Dr. Angelou’s poems, shares an important social message about acceptance and equality.
VIOLENT FEMMES HAPPY NEW YEAR EP
Violent Femmes will release their eagerly awaited new EP, HAPPY NEW YEAR, tomorrow April 18th, exclusively on 180 gram champagne clear vinyl for Record Store Day.
Violent Femmes’ first new collection of songs in 15 years, HAPPY NEW YEAR was recorded this past New Year’s Eve in Hobart, Tasmania, after the legendary band performed a sold out concert at the world famous Sydney Opera House. The Jake Brebes-penned single, “Love Love Love Love Love”, highlights the EP.
“Happy to have some new recordings for people that have loved our music,” singer/guitarist/songwriter Gordon Gano told Rolling Stone. “Would be honored to have a few new ears hear us for the first time too.”
EX COPS LIVE IN TX
Captured under blood red lights inside the mysterious confines of Empire Control Room, this “Front Row Encounter” in Austin Texas captures Ex Cops’ Brian Harding and Amalie Bruun trading vocals and musical style over a dynamic, 6 song set; expect a healthy haze of shoegaze darkness, percolating pops of the synthy stuff, and of course some crunchy club rock ahead.
The Two-Man Band again stamp their brand of Cuts, Bars, and Smoke-Filled Rooms on this one. This tyme with the help of fellow Solid Water sling-shotta Korry Deez, our guys add a few fresh layers to another riotous Lancecape produced sound structure.
FERRIS WHEEL JAY “SOHO”
Brooklyn rapper, producer and actor Ferris Wheel Jay presents the music video for “Soho”, the new single from his forthcoming EP House Of Hearts. “Soho” was directed by Om Ayinde and Kevin Nunez of Bravo Media, and the track is produced by Jay’s production team Trakformaz, the production trio which features Jay himself alongside Kev Keyz as well as BURN’EMUP, who was part of Dangerous LLC, the team behind 50 Cent’s “Disco Inferno” and “Window Shopper” as well as Christina Aguilera/Missy Elliott”s “Car Wash” song for the movie Shark Tale.
ANTHRAX NEARS COMPLETION OF NEW ALBUM
Anthrax, five-time-Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling, and card-carrying-member of The Big Four, will begin the set-up of its brand new album when the band hits the road late next month. First up, a six-week-plus North American trek that will include 24-dates with Volbeat, as well as appearances at five major outdoor festivals – Northern Invasion (outside of Minneapolis), Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH), Rocklahoma (Pryor, OK), and the San Antonio and Kansas City Rockfests. Dates start in Denver, CO on April 24.
ALPINE “FOOLISH” VIDEO PREMIERES AS NPR “FIRST WATCH”
Australian band Alpine’s highly anticipated new record Yuck will be released June 16 via Votiv Music. The video for lead single “Foolish” is premiering today as an NPR “First Watch.” Of the music, NPR praises, “‘Foolish,’ surveys a landscape of atmospheric beats…once again, they’ve matched it with a video that perfectly imagines the world they create in sound, clean and buoyant.”
STABBED IN BACK STREAM NEW FULL-LENGTH “DASVIDANIYA”
New Mexico punk act Stabbed In Back have finally released their highly anticipated new full-length “Dasvidaniya” and you can stream it in all its speedy, angst filled glory right here.
ROCK ON THE RANGE IS SOLD OUT
Tickets for Rock On The Range 2015, America’s premier hard rock festival, are now SOLD OUT.
This marks the third consecutive sell-out, and fastest sell-out to date, for Rock On The Range, held May 15, 16 and 17 at MAPFRE Stadium (formerly Crew Stadium) in Columbus, OH. In 2014, the sold-out three-day multi-stage music and lifestyle event had 120,000 concertgoers in attendance.
Rock On The Range–part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series–celebrates its ninth year in 2015 with a stellar lineup of top rock bands led by multiplatinum artists Linkin Park, global rock juggernauts Slipknot and heavy metal legends Judas Priest–who are currently celebrating their 40th Anniversary. The festival also features the Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, an interactive graffiti art installation by RISK and a full vendor village. For full festival details, visit www.RockOnTheRange.com.
SCOTT JAMES “ROSALINE” VIDEO
“Scott James has that incredibly rare combination of youth but with a real sense of maturity in not only his voice but his songwriting,” says producer Warren Huart. “Scott’s sensibility is rooted in classic songwriting, channeling Dylan, Neil Young and elements of Jeff Buckley’s beautiful melodies. He is just at the beginning of an incredible musical journey that can only end with him talked about in the same breath as these world-beating songwriters.”
SAN CISCO VIDEO “RUN”
Coming out of the small coastal resort of Fremantle, a beautiful town nestling in the shadow of Perth’s gleaming monoliths and separated from the more fashionable parts of Oz by thousands of miles of red dirt, you might expect the music of San Cisco to be limited in vision, comprising flimsy surf-ditties extolling the ephemeral pleasures of sun, surf and sex. You would be wrong, however. For while it would be untrue to claim that the unholy trinity of sex, sun and sea are absent from their songs, on their new album, Gracetown, the band – singer Jordi Davieson, Josh Biondillo (guitar),Nick Gardner (bass) and Scarlett Stevens (drums) – extend their sonic palette to new territories. There is a deeper, chillier feel to songs such as ‘Snow’ and a looser feel to ones like ‘Jealousy’ that signals a new sophistication and maturity. Less sun, then, and more muted shades, as well as a deeper exploration of the hormonal tangle that is postmodern sexual politics. If there is a band that better explores the ache, paranoia and oestrogen-rush of young love I don’t know it. The album shows San Cisco growing up, and this growing up is scary and magnificent to behold.
MTV WORLD ANNOUNCES SEASON TWO OF ACCLAIMED ‘REBEL MUSIC’ SERIES
MTV World today announced the second season of its “Rebel Music” series, the thought-‐provoking documentary project about young musicians and artists overcoming oppression and injustice around the world -‐ premiering Thursday, April 30th on MTV’s YouTube channel. Additionally, MTV World will partner with Amnesty International to disperse the “Rebel Music” message and help viewers take action for positive change through the organization’s Art for Amnesty program.
One country at a time, “Rebel Music” shares the untold stories of fearless young artists rising up against social and political barriers to forge a better future.
CHECK OUT PIA MIA’S NEW VIDEO FOR “F**K WITH U” FEAT G EAZY
MIGOS ANNOUNCE HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN “YUNG RICH NATION” TOUR
Fresh off a run at SXSW, Atlanta rap trio Migos are set to embark on their first proper headlining North American “Yung Rich Nation” tour kicking off May 1st in Milwaukee, WI. The trek will support their upcoming highly anticipated debut LP YRN Tha Album out June 16th via Quality Control Music (distributed by 300 Entertainment).
WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS “PITTSBURGH” VIDEO
On May 12, William Fitzsimmons will release a mini-album titled Pittsburgh, a collection of seven songs about the city where he was born and raised. Fitzsimmons credits the gift of music to his mother, and consequently his grandmother. In October 2014, his grandmother passed away and during the three days spent putting her to rest, Pittsburgh was formed. The seven songs are in memoriam to her and in remembrance of the city they shared.
WEED STREAM ENTIRE RUNNING BACK LP ON STEREOGUM
Weed is very pleased to finally share their entire forthcoming Running Back LP due out April 7th on Lefse. You can stream the album courtesy of Stereogum right here. The band will be celebrating the release of the record at the Antisocial Skate Shop on April 1st in their hometown of Vancouver and will be starting an East Coast tour days later in NYC.
TAYLOR GANG’S OWN WIZ KHALIFA & TY DOLLA $IGN TEAM UP FOR “TALK ABOUT IT IN THE MORNING” EP
The frequent collaborators team up again on this Taylor Gang Ent. release. This brand new 5-song EP comes on the heels of Wiz Khalifa’s blockbuster new single “See You Again” ft. Charlie Puth from the Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Ty Dolla $ign’s infectious single “Drop That Kitty” ft. Charli XCX & Tinashe.
ERIC PRYDZ “GENERATE”
Eric Prydz continues his whirlwind start to 2015 by unveiling his new single, ‘Generate’. It’s a track that has been a staple in Prydz’s sets for months, and has had fans clamoring for its release. ‘Generate’ will be released exclusively on Beatport April 13 via Prydz’s Pryda Recordings – it follows his recently concluded and completely sold-out North American Generate club tour, which saw Prydz playing extended sets in intimate venues.
TROPICS NEW VIDEO
Tropics has released a stunning new video for “Blame”, the first single from his acclaimed sophomore album ‘Rapture’, released in February on Innovative Leisure. Directed by Chloe Hayward, the video features the UK based singer / producer in an empty industrial space as ceramic shatters while paint splatters and drips all around him.
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD “SHORE POWER”
Chris Robinson Brotherhood has announced the release of Betty’s Blend’s, Volume Two: Best Of The West on June 2. Recorded and mixed live by the legendary Grateful Dead archivist Betty Cantor-Jackson, the nine-track collection features performances captured on The CRB’s 2014 summer tour throughout the western United States, including “Rosalee” from the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, “Shore Power” from Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, “Burn Slow” from Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver and a standout 15-minute plus version of “Vibration & Light Suite” from Theatre Deville in Vacaville, CA. In addition to CRB originals, the set includes a pair of covers: “They Love Each Other” by The Grateful Dead and “Driving Wheel” by Tom Rush, both of which are invariably highlights of The CRB’s live shows.
MANAFEST NEW VIDEO “DIAMONDS”
Four time Juno Award nominee, Musician, songwriter, & Author Manafest has released his latest video for the single “Diamonds” today on his official website www.manafest.com. “Diamonds”, was co-written with Thousand Foot Krutch’s frontman Trevor McNevan and tackles the timely issue of addiction.
ERIC CHURCH’S “THE OUTSIDERS WORLD TOUR” TOPS BILLBOARD’S HOT TOURS LIST
Add another milestone in a year full of them: Eric Church’s “The Outsiders World Tour” is No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Tours recap.
Church scored the top slot – over some of music’s biggest pop stars. Billboard said Church has visited more than 60 cities and sold more than 725,000 tickets so far in support of the GRAMMY and ACM Award-nominated and widely acclaimed 2014 album The Outsiders.