JOE PUG NEW VIDEO VIA ROLLING STONE
Austin-based Joe Pug returns with Windfall, a 10-song indie-folk gem that is poised to cement his reputation as one of America’s most respected young songwriters. After hundreds of shows, including stops at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and the Newport Folk Festival Pug set up camp in Lexington, KY to record his third LP.
The agenda on Windfall was much simpler than previous albums. “The aim on this one was very straightforward. We wanted to capture the music just the way we play it, with minimal production. It was a very back to basics approach because ultimately that’s what I love about music, and that’s what I love about making music. I wanted to record these songs the way they were written and put them out in the world.”
BLACK BARON SHARES “WATCH ME SLEEP” VIA NOISEY
On May 26th, Bloodmoss Records will release the debut album from Canadian post-punk purveyors Black Baron. The record is a jarring depiction of their hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, a city that’s fueled by a hardworking, united punk scene. Take a listen to their pummeling new single “Watch Me Sleep” via Noisey.
THE UGLY NEW ALBUM DETAILS REVEALED
THE UGLY was formed in late 2004 in Stockholm, Sweden by Ingemar Gustafson (vocals) and Johan Eriksson (guitars), for the purpose of creating furious and relentless black metal with roots in the bands that put Sweden on the world map in the 1990’s. They were soon joined by Peter Jonsson (bass) and drummer Henrik Östensson. In 2006 Per Rinaldo was recruited as an additional guitar player, and as the song writing progressed the band’s sound evolved and turned into a truly offensive form of black metal. In May 2008, they entered the legendary Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm to begin the recording of their debut album, Slaves to the Decay. Slaves to the Decay was released on the 14:th of November 2008 and was highly acclaimed across Europe, including marking a score of 9/10 in Germany’s Rock Hard Magazine. The following years were characterized by several lineup changes, and eventually THE UGLY was strengthened by bassist Joakim Antman (Decadence, Overtorture) and drummer Fredrik Widigs (Marduk) and all effort could be focused on writing the sophomore album which would become Decreation – a blasphemous effort with themes revolving around the destruction of the universe, cosmicism and Lucifer. It was recorded in 2014 with mixing being handled by Devo (Marduk) at Endarker Studios, leading the band straight to signing a record deal with ViciSolum Productions in early 2015.
SINGER-SONGWRITER EDDIE GOMEZ RELEASES RETRO POP SINGLE “NOTHING LIKE THIS LOVE”
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Eddie Gomez has released his new single “Nothing Like This Love.” The retro pop track, produced by Eddie & production team The Firm, is the first release from Gomez since his 2013 hit “Monsters.” You can stream “Nothing Like This Love” on Pop Crush or on Soundcloud. Inspired by classic soul and rock and roll, Eddie has been in the studio hard at work crafting new songs with elements of retro pop harmonies and feel good melodies. “Nothing Like This Love” is the first taste of the new sound of Eddie Gomez.
REPUBLIC RECORDS RELEASES FIFTY SHADES OF GREY REMIX ALBUM
Republic Records has released the Fifty Shades of Grey Remix Album, which is available now in stores and through all digital partners. You can purchase the album HERE.
Following the monumental success of the gold-selling, critically acclaimed, and chart-dominating Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the Remix Album features ten new remixes by top talents. The soundtrack’s two platinum-certified smashes—The Weeknd’s “Earned It (50 Shades of Grey)” and Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do”—receive the remix treatment from Marian Hill and Gazzo, respectively. Meanwhile, Kastra transforms Laura Welsh’s “Undiscovered,” and Kaskade lends his signature style to Skylar Grey’s “I Know You.”
BLONDE TONGUES INTRODUCE DEBUT ALBUM
Blonde Tongues self-recorded, self-titled debut record is an expansion on the bands’ previous dreampop leanings featured in singles “SEILU” and “Hey Good Lookin”, also with a new re-worked version of B-side “Beer”.
“Blonde Tongues” reflects sounds heavily indebted to shoegaze, ambient music and pop, with songs about love lost, distant infatuations, and thematic frustrations diluted by experience and perversion.
RAPPER TOWKIO RELEASES THE TRACK “HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS”
Chicago rapper Towkio who is a member of the revered Save Money Crew (members Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Joey Purps) has announced his long awaited mixtape .Wav Theory to be released April 28th. The free mixtape, a year and a half in the making, is executive produced by Peter Cottontail of Social Experiment and also features production from Kaytranada, Lido among others as well as guest vocals from Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Donnie Trumpet and more.
RAEKWON NEW SONG “1,2 1,2,” FEATURING SNOOP DOGG
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SANDRA LYNN DEBUTS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “BAR HOPPIN’”
Country vocalist, Sandra Lynn, wanted to capture the essence of Nashville in her new video for her single “Bar Hoppin’,” and with Trey Fanjoy at the helm, that’s exactly what she did. Her single, “Bar Hoppin’” will debut at SiriusXM’s “The Highway” later this month and you can catch the stunning video on CountryWeekly.com, where it made its exclusive debut on Monday, April 6.
LATE NIGHT ALUMNI “RUNAWAY”
With the release of “The This This” a little over a month ago, Late Night Alumni gave the first taste of their forthcoming album Eclipse. The track was quickly gobbled up by fans and remixed by prominent artists including KillaGraham, and Arkade label boss himself, Kaskade.
SON LUX UNVEILS VIDEO FOR “CHANGE IS EVERYTHING”
Son Lux unveils today the video for “Change is Everything,” created by The Made Shop. The video, premiered by NPR, is a rotoscopic stop-motion film made with pushpins and 200 feet of thread. The band’s fourth full-length album, Bones, available for pre-order, is out June 23rd via Glassnote Records.
DREW COOK PASSES AWAY
Drew Cook, the talented guitarist for Oakland-based DIMESLAND and WILD HUNT, has tragically passed away in recent days. Drew Cook is remembered by the Bay Area music scene and thrill-seeking metal explorers worldwide for his unstoppably tight, technical, unique guitar skills, and is cherished by his friends and family as a greatly loving person.
Nolan Cook, the other half of the dual-guitar tandem of DIMESLAND has issued the following on the loss of his brother, bandmate and best friend, “We are saddened to announce the untimely passing of Oakland musician extraordinaire, Drew Cook, of the bands DIMESLAND and WILD HUNT. Drew was a special guitarist and a wonderful individual who will be deeply missed by the Bay Area music scene and by the many who were fortunate enough to have collaborated with or otherwise known him. We have lost an incredibly kind, funny, and talented human being.”
TESSANNE CHIN NEW SINGLE “FIRE”
Billboard premieres season 5 of The Voice winner, Tessanne Chin new single, “Fire.” The Justice League produced track that was co-written by Balewa Muhammad gives you a classic R&B feel from the 70’s. Tessanne Chin says “The whole experience of creating and writing this song was just so organic and real,” Chin continues. “It took me back to the music and an era that I absolutely love and respect.”
IMAGINE DRAGONS RELEASE SHOTS EP
Imagine Dragons release their Shots EP today, May 4th via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. The EP includes the Broiler Remix, the Astrolith Remix and Acoustic (Piano) Live From The Smith Center in Las Vegas. The EP is now available for digital download and streaming via digital subscription services. The video for the acoustic piano performance of “Shots,” filmed from the Smith Center is now live on Vevo.
NEW SINGLE BY G2
“The track is wicked. I’ll send it to flex and other record pools that get the music to the dj’s I want to get there feed back on how the song sounds.” – DJ Moody, 107 More FM.
LOOSE TOOTH “SKINNY CHEW”
Their debut release, Easy Easy East, shows a band finding their sound as a four piece and falling in love with it. Lead singer Kian Sorouri brought in new band newcomers Christian Bach and Kyle Iaganella after the release of their 3-track demo and couldn’t have been happier with the improved results heard on the new record. “[They] shred the hell out of LT’s old demo tracks and give them an entirely new feeling,” Kian beams. “Plus Travis Arterburn (Kian’s bandmate from the now defunct Ted Nguyent) did another amazing job on the record. It’s my favorite recording experience to date.”
BAD SEED RISING TO SUPPORT RED AND ADELITAS WAY
To coincide with the release of their 2nd EP, “A Place Called Home”, Bad Seed Rising announce today that they have been added to the RED/ Adelitas Way tour commencing May 29th in Oklahoma City, OK. The tour is set to continue through the end of June with additional dates to be announced.
THE LEEWAY “IF ONLY”
The Leeway are a Brooklyn based Indie/Folk band. The group is the creation of portuguese musician, Pedro Barquinha. By taking elements of Folk music such as dense vocal harmonies and an acoustic instrumentation of banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, and piano and then mixing it with intricate arrangements, he’s brought us a sound that’s both innovative and fresh.
DYLAN GARDNER TO HIT THE ROAD AS DIRECT SUPPORT TO SINGER/ACTRESS EMILY KINNEY
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Gardner will hit the road as direct support to singer/actress Emily Kinney for an extensive U.S. tour that kicks off on May 1st and crisscrosses the country before concluding with a hometown show at The Troubadour in West Hollywood on June 24th. Gardner recently wrapped up a string of dates and also performed at SXSW.
GOATSNAKE NEW SINGLE
Southern California’s GOATSNAKE has just released the first single from their anxiously awaited brand new LP, Black Age Blues, with a premiere of the album’s second track, “Elevated Man,” through Revolver Magazine.
KINSKI PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE “FLIGHT RISK”
Kinski are extremely pleased to announce their follow up to 2013’s Cosy Moments, in the form of 7 (or 8), the band’s latest album due out on Kill Rock Stars this June 2nd. To celebrate, the band has shared “Flight Risk” today on Brooklyn Vegan.
PETER BRODERICK “ONE WAY”
Peter Broderick released the music video for his song “One Way” off of his upcoming album Colours Of The Night, his first full-length for Bella Union in three years. The playful video was directed by Bernhard Wittich & Nicolas Lastschenko of production collective Narrenfabrik. You can pre-order Colours Of The Night through iTunes and Amazon. Those who purchase through iTunes will get immediate download of the tracks “One Way” and “The Reconnection.”
2012 saw the release of Broderick’s last album for Bella Union, the ambitious http://www.itstartshear.com that was recorded over the course of three years by forward-thinking pianist and producer Nils Frahm. But after spending such meticulous and exhausting time in the studio, Broderick grappled with the complications of recreating the album on stage, and eventually cancelled all tour plans, ending up in the hospital with a stress-related illness. Struggling to stay healthy and lacking the energy to move forward, he returned to his native Oregon, where he took a much-needed break and slowly started rebuilding his approach toward music and life.
SUMMER CAMP “BAD LOVE” VIDEO PREMIERE VIA THE AV CLUB
The video features Summer Camp – aka the duo of Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey – as teen movie idols: “We had the idea to make something along the lines of an American teen horror flick like Scream or I Know What You Did Last Summer, but where the real evil isn’t a faceless killer but the darkness in a human relationship.” Snellin was also able to bring in two talented young actors with which he had previously worked: Bill Milner (who played the lead in Son of Rambow and the young Magneto in X-Men: First Class) and rising star Jessica Barden (Far From The Madding Crowd, Tamara Drewe). Shot at Elstree Studios in Hertsfordshire, UK – where Star Wars and The Shining were made – the clip brings classic ’90s horror movie back to life and perfectly captures the nostalgic spirit of Bad Love.
NADINE SHAH ALBUM STREAM
Nadine Shah’s ‘Fast Food’ is available in stores today on CD and clear red vinyl. The album was also released via iTunes, online outlets, and streaming services on April 7th via Apollo/R&S Records. You can listen to the album over at SPIN.com.
MILEY CYRUS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES THE HAPPY HIPPIE FOUNDATION
Today, Miley Cyrus announced the official launch of The Happy Hippie Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to rallying young people to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth, and other vulnerable populations.
To kick things off, Cyrus is unveiling the “Backyard Sessions” presented by The Happy Hippie Foundation – a curated collection of music video collaborations between Cyrus and other prominent artists who support the mission of Happy Hippie, including Joan Jett, Laura Jane Grace, Melanie Safka and Ariana Grande. Each music video, performed in Cryrus’ own backyard, will debut exclusively on Facebook and include a very special “Donate” feature that enables fans to make a direct donation to The Happy Hippie Foundation. Miley is one of the first artists to use Facebook’s innovative giving model feature and is a trailblazer when it comes to tapping into her Facebook and social media community who are eager to make change and raise their collective voices around causes they believe in. To watch the first video in the collection featuring Miley Cyrus and Joan Jett, click here:
MIKA ANNOUNCES ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM
The pre-order for MIKA’s fourth full-length album, No Place In Heaven [Republic Records], is now live while the album becomes available June 16th. With pre-order fans receive instant grat downloads of the new single “Talk About You” and “Last Party.” You can get it HERE!
MAX JURY “HOME”
“Home” by Max Jury, 21 year-old from Des Moines, Iowa. He’s a self-confessed Gram Parsons geek who has turned his obsession into effortless examples of heartfelt country-tinged blue collar dreams; these are beautifully sung and played American songs. Max has released two EPs and has a video for his song “Home” from an upcoming album.
OMI DEBUTS NEW VIDEO FOR SMASH GLOBAL HIT “CHEERLEADER (FELIX JAEHN REMIX)”
International pop star OMI, hailing from Jamaica, has brought his global smash hit “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix)” to the U.S., releasing a brand new video today for the hit single. Check out the video, directed by Lenny Bass, HERE.
Inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor,” OVERWERK will release his latest single “Toccata” on May 5th. This is the first single off his upcoming classically influenced EP, slated for release this fall on his own Fabrik Audio label.
“Toccata” is a creation born from OVERWERK’s talent for breathing both cinematic and orchestral life into his electro-heavy productions. The haunting “Toccata” plays out like a labyrinth, a maze of various complexities filled with deep and sinister tones and winding synth lines. The choral vocals echo ominously in the background, pulling the listener in and never letting go.
THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE SHARES NEW VIDEO VIA THE FADER
The Holydrug Couple’s new LP Moonlust is due to be released next week on Sacred Bones Records. The Chilean psych band is coming over to the states this weekend to kick off their North American tour. Their first stop is Austin Psych Fest, a truly fitting place to start.
JULIETA VENEGAS RELEASES HER NEW SINGLE “ESE CAMINO”
Julieta Venegas is synonymous of real talent. A performer who has taken her musical career as a singer-songwriter from her native Mexico and on to the world, achieving multiple nominations and awards internationally.
“Ese Camino “, her first single from her much anticipated studio album “Algo sucede” premieres today on all radio stations in the US, Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain.
“Ese Camino”, is a song that is an inspiration from my childhood. “Although our childhood is far from us when we are rational adults, as we grow those feeling of what we were stay within us through our memories. It forever lives in us though our innocence, our freshness, our vulnerability and the happiness of being young.”
RUBBLEBUCKET PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ON THE GROUND”
Rubblebucket are fresh off performances at SXSW and a slew of dates throughout the west coast and midwest in support of their new album Survival Sounds, out now on Communion Records. As the band wrap up the current run of shows along the east coast this April, they are releasing the music video for their song “On The Ground”. The beautiful video, animated and directed by Andrew William Ralph, explodes with color and otherworldly imagery, serving as an apt visual accompaniment to the Brooklyn band’s eclectic yet inviting music.
NEON TREES RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SONGS I CAN’T LISTEN TO”
“This song idea came to me at a pivotal time in my life,” said front man Tyler Glenn. “My best friend didn’t want me in her life anymore, and a few weeks later I started seeing someone that excited me, and music was a central part to both relationships. Now neither people are in my life, but all those songs are…And I’m instantly transported to intimate moments with those people whenever those songs come on.”
As previously announced, the band’s tour “An Intimate Night Out With Neon Trees” will kick off June 6th in Seattle, WA at the Showbox and cross the country before winding down on July 25th in Boston, MA at Paradise Rock Club. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
AVERY WILSON RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “IF I HAVE TO”
Vocal sensation Avery Wilson releases his debut single “If I Have To” today via Bet I Penned It / RCA Records. The track is produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, written by Rodney Jerkins, Kirby Lauren, Sean Garrett and Avery Wilson and executive produced by Clive Davis, Sean Garrett and Rodney Jerkins. “If I Have To” is available now at all digital providers.
STRANGER CAT STREAMS DEBUT ALBUM
Joyful Noise Recordings is excited to share a stream of Brooklyn-based duo Stranger Cat’s debut album In The Wilderness, out April 14, 2015. The stream premiered via The New York Times, who noted that In The Wilderness “deals in heartbreak and muddy electronics.”
TV ON THE RADIO “TROUBLE”
“I just happen to like looking at people and wondering what’s up,” says singer Tunde Adebimpe, who also directed the video. “We got some people together, some of whom we ran into on the street while we were shooting, and did that. We asked if they could quietly (or not) go to brighter or darker places inside themselves let us be there with them for a little while. Everyone’s sifting through something, right?”
PANCAKES AND WHISKEY POST SPIRIT PLATE NEW VIDEO
Pancakes and Whiskey has unveiled Spirit Plate’s latest video for their track, “Broken Prose” off of their self-titled debut album – which was released on March 3. The video can be viewed HERE.
MADONNA SHARES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “GHOSTTOWN”
Madonna’s new music video (co-starring Empire’s Terrence Howard) for her latest single “Ghosttown” available now.
The “Ghosttown” video was directed by longtime Madonna collaborator, Jonas Åkerlund (“Ray of Light”, “Music”, “American Life”). It was choreographed by Megan Lawson, styled by B. Åkerlund and features hair styled by Andy Lecompte and makeup by Aaron Henrikson.
DAR WILLIAMS “SLIPPERY SLOPE”
Dar Williams’ growth as an individual over her two-decade career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist. This is perhaps best typified by the release of “Emerald,” a timely and brilliant album of new songs and collaborations with friends such as Jill Sobule, Richard Thompson, Jim Lauderdale, the Milk Carton Kids, the Hooters, Lucy Wainwright Roche and her mother Suzzy Roche among others.
Real was co-produced by Brian Mctear (Local Natives, War on Drugs, Twin Sister) and was recorded in Philadelphia, New York City, Savannah and Orlando—all places Pompeya had never been before.