MIGUEL CONFIRMS NEW ALBUM TITLE
Grammy Award winning recording artist Miguel has confirmed the title to his highly anticipated new studio album, WILDHEART, to be released this summer on ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. The album’s first single Coffee, and its edgy, re-imagined alternate version, Coffee (F***ing) ft. Wale, were produced by Miguel and released today on all digital platforms. WILDHEART is the long awaited follow up to Miguel’s 2012 critically acclaimed sophomore release, KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM, which spent 20 weeks on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
REPUBLIC RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘FINDING NEVERLAND’ THE ALBUM JUNE 9
epublic Records will release Finding Neverland The Album in stores and at all digital retailers on June 9, 2015. The record sees some of music’s hottest artists reimagine the songs from Finding Neverland.
The digital pre-order for the album will be available May 12, 2015, unlocking Kiesza’s “Stronger” as an instant grat download. You can hear the song NOW exclusively today at EW.com. The Broadway production of Weinstein Live Entertainment’s Finding Neverland, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, opened earlier this month.
MIKE GORDON ANNOUNCES 16-DATE U.S. TOUR
Mike Gordon will kick off a U.S. headline tour at Charleston Music Hall in Charleston, SC on June 5. The bassist/vocalist will be bringing along his band – Scott Murawski (guitar), Craig Myers (percussion), Robert Walter (keyboards) and John Kimock (drums) – plus plenty of mad scientist gadgetry designed to make the shows a highly interactive experience.
Mike Gordon – Upcoming Tour Dates
6/5 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
6/6 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
6/7 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
6/9 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
6/11 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
6/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Deluxe @ the Old National Center
6/13 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic
6/14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
6/16 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
6/18 – Syracuse, NY @ Paper Mill Island
6/19 – Albany, NY @ The Egg
6/20 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
6/21 – Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music
6/26 – Lowell, MA @ Boarding House Park
6/27 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
6/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
ALTERNATIVE BAND LOST ELEMENT RELEASE INFECTIOUS NEW SINGLE “TWENTY FIVE”
Houston based five piece alternative band Lost Element have released their catchy and infectious new single “Twenty Five.” The feel good track features a soaring sing-along chorus that is sure to get to stuck in your head. The single was mastered by Senior Mastering Engineer Chris Gheringer at the world-renowned Sterling Sound (One Republic, American Authors, Katy Perry, Icona Pop). “Twenty Five” is now available to stream on Diffuser.fm and on the band’s official website www.lostelement.com. The quintet has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their full-length album
Stereo Dream due out later this year.
LIGHTNING BOLT NEW VIDEO
There are few bands that are able to balance aggression, hysteria, and excitement as potently as Lightning Bolt. The duo’s colorful splashes of sound have finally met their match in the animation of Lale Westvind, the animator behind a new clip for “The Metal East,” taken from Lightning Bolt’s new album Fantasy Empire. The video premiered last night as a part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block, and will be sure to excite fans of the fast paced, surreal animation Adult Swim is known for. Monstrous marauders traverse a post-apocolpytic landscape, constantly morphing into new and strange characters. Check it out for yourself below.
KILL THE NOISE & TOMMY TRASH ANNOUNCE NEW SONG
Kill The Noise has released a new collaborative track titled “Louder” with Australian producer Tommy Trash. The song highlights the duo’s sound design expertise and versatility learned over a decade of production and touring experience, blending sounds from different genres throughout electronic music. The two will be complimenting each others varied musical styles on their co-headlining 8-date North American tour throughout May, hitting New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Montreal, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Chico and Costa Mesa.
ARSTIDIR LIFSINS NEW VIDEO
Since 2008, the art of outstanding Icelandic/German pagan metallers, ARSTIDIR LIFSINS — Icelandic for “the seasons of life” – has always radiated the spirit of Old Norse history. Boasting members of Helrunar, Kerbenok, and Carpe Noctem, the curious collective’s latest long player – the stunning Aldafǫðr Ok Munka Dróttinn (“Óðinn and the God of the Monks”) – takes an in-depth look Scandinavian history and myth over its dramatic eighty-one-minute runtime. Composed and recorded in Germany and Iceland between May and November of 2013 and then mixed and mastered in December 2013 by the experienced hands of known producer Markus Stock at Klangsmiede Studio E (Empyrium, Helrunar, Secrets Of The Moon etc), Aldafǫðr Ok Munka Dróttinn is sung entirely in Old Norse-Icelandic, with added Skaldic stanzas from the world-known Icelandic sagas and serves as a true milestone in Old Norse-inspired metal music.
HEIDI LYNNE GLUCK ON MAGNET MAG
Today, Kansas-based singer-songwriter Heidi Lynne Gluck shares the third track, “One of Us Should Go” (stream), from her debut solo EP The Only Girl In The Room. Of the latest single, MAGNET Magazine says, “The song exemplifies the authenticity of her pastoral setting and shows it being put to good use.” With her own material being released finally, we get to hear the earnest warmth of a songwriter who has authentic roots in both urban and bucolic settings– her sound is classic, but her words are fresh.
MALPAS “UNDER HER SAILS”
‘Under Her Sails’ is the gorgeous debut single from Malpas, aka songwriter Ali Forbes and producer Andy Savours. Due for release on 27th April 2015 on Killing Moon Records, it melds honeyed vocals with a densely textured backdrop of acoustic electronica, handclaps, synths and dreamy soundscapes that enrapture from the first listen.
Malpas released their much lauded debut EP ‘Promise’ in November 2013 which won them fans across key blogs such as The 405, The Line of Best Fit, Music Ninja and Indie Shuffle. “Promise’ quickly received over 50’000 listens on Soundcloud and lead track ‘Charlemagne’ was spun multiple times on BBC 6music, and Amazing Radio
FEED HER TO THE SHARKS NEW VIDEO
“Keep your friends close, leave your enemies screaming in their grave.” The above sentiment embodies “Burn The Traitor,” the second video from Australian metal masterminds FEED HER TO THE SHARKS. Premiering today at VEVO, the track comes off the band’s album Fortitude, produced by Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates, I Killed the Prom Queen), available in stores and digitally everywhere now.
JAKOB ALBUM STREAM ‘SINES’
The long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s “Solace” has been equally as frustrating for the band, with multiple injuries impeding their progress and forcing the cancellation of a massive European tour in 2013. Injury and delay now a distant memory, Jakob is currently on tour in Uk & Europe in order to spread its brand new music on stage.
KING OF THE TRAVELLERS NEW SINGLE
‘Trenches’ very much follows in this vein, with an emphasis on punk and sounds from Eastern Europe. The use of mandolin, French horn and accordion coupled with the distinctive vocal delivery of singer Nathan Hull gives the song all the trademark sounds of a King of the Travellers song. The single was recorded at Blackbird studio with acclaimed producer Dave Parkin (Jebediah, Karnivool, but not the coach of Carlton Football Club’s 1995 Premiership team) and mastered by Grammy Award winning William Bowden (Gotye). ‘Trenches’ paints a picture of a handful of soldiers in a nondescript war choosing a bottle of booze over guns and ammunition. It’s short, sharp, catchy and brimming with attitude.
WATCH ST. LUCIA PERFORM LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY
Watch Brooklyn-based electro-pop outfit St. Lucia bring the tropics to New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge like you’ve never seen before. Using 360 degree camera technology to create a new camera angle—one that allows you to see everything around you, all in front of you, all at once—MTV’s The Periphery has just premiered a handful of live clips HERE.
HERMITUDE “THE BUZZ”
On August 28, Hermitude, the award-winning duo based in Sydney, Australia will release Dark Night Sweet Light (via Nettwerk Records). Earlier this year, the band shared a brand new track, “Through The Roof,” a lively new single that begins with a rewired Mariachi section sounding the horns before ascending into a powerful synth riff set to swinging drums. Out now, the band releases a six-song remix EP, featuring massive interpretations from HWLS, Sable, AWE, Kito & Reijo and Kilter.
PIA MIA “DO IT AGAIN”
Wolfpack/Interscope recording artist Pia Mia releases her first official single “Do It Again” which is now available for digital download and streaming HERE. The infectious Nic Nac produced track features R&B superstar Chris Brown and rapper Tyga. “Do It Again” has been selected for Clear Channel’s On The Verge artist for Rhythm radio beginning May 11.
SIA RELEASES DELUXE EDITION OF CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED #1 ALBUM
Singer/songwriter/producer/massive hitmaker Sia releases today, May 4th a deluxe edition of her Grammy nominated #1 charting album 1000 FORMS OF FEAR, entitled 1000 FORMS OF FEAR DELUXE EDITION.
Sia’s 1000 FORMS OF FEAR has spawned massive hit singles, the 4x Grammy Nominated “Chandelier” and current sensation “Elastic Heart,” and this deluxe edition includes the standard album released in July 2014 plus acoustic versions and remixes of featured album tracks “Chandelier,” “Elastic Heart,” and “Big Girls Cry.”
NINTH OF MAY DROP SUBLIME FILMCLIP FOR SINGLE ‘RAMEN’
Brisbane’s NINTH OF MAY have dropped their filmclip and single entitled “Ramen”, a surefire throwback to early days Deftones, when the angst and anger in music was contained in what was a tight, angry box of harmonious guitars, barely-contained seething in a melodic vocal and the fattest of basslines imaginable. Add a contemporary edge on it and you have something close to what Ninth of May have pulled off in their sublime new track.
WILD PONIES UNVEILS “LOVE IS NOT A SIN”
Wild Ponies—the acclaimed Nashville-based band helmed by singer-songwriting duo Doug and Telisha Williams—unveils “Love Is Not a Sin,” a brand new song and companion video featuring fan-sourced footage of people and their loved ones. The video premiered yesterday at Out.com and is now streaming there and on YouTube.
KID INK ANNOUNCES US TOUR
Los Angeles songwriter/rapper Kid Ink will kick off his US “FULL SPEED Tour” this Saturday, April 11th in Clive, IA. Other stops on this leg of the tour will include Chicago, Columbus, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and more, plus a special performance at the ESPN X Games on June 6th. A full list of dates for the “FULL SPEED Tour” can be found at:
The artist has been working on his album “Transgressionzz” for the past year and is actively involved in promoting his own career. Akillezz founded Akillezz Records in 2012, his own independent label. Looking forward a decade, Akillezz says he will be curious to see what his music will sound like after ten years of recording. He would love to have a few Grammys on his shelf but shares, “Ultimately, my dream and bigger goal are to reach more people with my art. Fame is a symptom of success in the music industry but it’s not my sole purpose.” At the present time, Akillezz is in the studio with Daniels finalizing “Transgressionzz,” featuring the smash single, “One Level,” which has been dominating radio stations across the country this fall. Seemingly, he’s destined to be one of hip-hop’s largest success stories of 2014 and beyond.
DAKTYL “CYCLICAL” SINGLE
UK multi-instrumentalist Daktyl has released the title track off his debut album Cyclical coming 4/21 on Mad Decent. He’s been trickling out new songs from the album and each one is gaining hundreds of thousands of plays. “Cyclical” feat. SPZRKT is one of the more personal tracks on the album, it’s out now along with the 3 previous songs off the album as instant grats with all pre-orders.
LAELO “ONE TIME FOR HIP HOP”
“One Time for Hip Hop” is the second single from Laelo and Hec Dolo’s newly released collaborative project , Deeper than Plenty, Higher Than Most. The song features raw lyrics, boom bap drums and a smooth Jazz sample. What more could you want? The visual directed by Chop N Shoot Films includes cameos from published model Kristina Divine and sax player Brent Brickhead.
DAVID MALLOY SIGNS ON TO WORK WITH ‘THE VOICE’ SEASON EIGHT CONTESTANT KELSIE MAY
Fresh off her successful run on Season Eight of “The Voice,” fast emerging 16-year-old country singer/songwriter Kelsie May (www.kelsiemay.com) – part of Team Blake, under the guidance of country superstar Blake Shelton – is gearing up for an exciting series of performances this summer at regional fairs, festivals and special events this summer.
The Eastern Kentucky raised and based singer, who released her debut self-titled EP in 2013 at the age of 14 – has joined forces with legendary country music songwriter and producer David Malloy to work on developing her upcoming label debut. Malloy, who has 41 #1 hits to his credit, has worked with everyone from KennyRogers, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire to Julianne Hough, Billy Gilman and Tim McGraw.
BEAN TO RELEASE NEW INDIE-POP SINGLE “WILDFIRE”
Emerging singer/songwriter Noelle Bean, aka Bean, is gearing up to release her new indie-pop single, “Wildfire,” on May 19 on STRZ Enterprises. About the song, Bean says, “’Wildfire’ is much more mature than my other songs…it really reflects my personality and artistry. It’s an anthem for the vagabonds, the wanderers, and the hippies of now.” Prior to the song’s release, Bean will take the stage at KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango VILLAGE pre-show at 1:45 p.m. on May 9, along with Fifth Harmony, Jake Miller, Eden xo, and more.
The Dallas-born, Nashville-raised, Los Angeles-based singer’s music has been featured in spots for global brands including Mitsubishi, Lay’s and Bud Light Lime. Bean is an iHeart Digital Integration Artist, iHeart Macy’s Rising Star Artist, and was a featured artist for Coca-Cola’s “52 Songs of Happiness” campaign.
DILLON FRANCIS & DJ SNAKE LAUNCH NEW “GET LOW” REMIX
DJ/producer/artist Dillon Francis and producer DJ Snake have premiered a new remix of their anthemic hit “Get Low,” featuring hit-making hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, today – check it out HERE.
GOBLIN REBIRTH SHARES “REQUIEM FOR X”
The band formed in 2010 and started with a live repertoire of Goblin hits and some unusual songs from more obscure Goblin soundtracks. The band members soon began creating new material and decided to look to the future, creating songs that grew out of an organic process, through a combination of individual compositions and jam sessions.
ALPINE’S “COME ON” PREMIERES AT STEREOGUM
Yuck is the lauded outfit’s follow up to their debut, A Is For Alpine, which received critical praise from the likes of NPR Music, who called it “a piece of art,” Pitchfork, who praised the music as “unforgettably light and charismatic,” and LA Weekly, who described it as “some of the most engaging female/male dual harmonizing heard in recent epochs.”
SEPTEMBER MOURNING “STAND BY ME” COVER
The Dark Alternative, Hard Rock Transmedia Project September Mourning have released their cover of of the classic hit “Stand By Me”, paying tribute to the late great Ben E. King who recently passed away. The band is currently on a U.S. tour with stops at AC Boardwalk Con and Rock On The Range. The band will be making their UK debut later this year at Download Festival.
With dramatic dark lyrics that show glimpses of hope and redemption, I couldn’t resist a reinterpretation of this standard. It begged for a dynamic dramaticism that we couldn’t resist bringing to life. – September (September Mourning)