YARDLETS “GOOD HANGS”
On the recording of “Good Hangs”, Goldberg Jr., who also produced the album, said, “With our first album, Middle Ages, we recorded as fast and shittily as possible with no-redo’s of takes allowed, and went for a Buddy Holly-on-speed vibe with everything doused in fuzz and gasoline. “Good Hangs” took a bit longer, two-years actually. The concept was more along the lines of what would the villains in Mad Max and the replicants of Blade Runner sound like if they started a band and then threw a dash of bad 80’s gated reverb on everything.”
EDDIE MURPHY RELEASES BRAND NEW VIDEO
Eddie Murphy unleashes the brand new video for his reggae single “Oh Jah Jah,” released by VPAL Music (VP Records’ subsidiary label and distribution arm). The critically-acclaimed track, which Huffington Post claims “will have you jamming” and Entertainment Weekly describes as “breezy,” peaked at #1 on iTunes Reggae Single Chart and debuted in the Top 5 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Digital Song Chart.
SIRENS OVER SUMERIA “CIPHER”
Imminence Records is proud to announce the signing of Connecticut’s progressive metalcore outfit Sirens Over Sumeria. Guitarist Demir Mehovic commented on the signing by saying, “We’re very excited to be joining the Imminence Records roster. It’s an honor to be joining the same label as such talented bands that are currently apart of the family.” In celebration of the signing announcement, the band has partnered up with Highlight Magazine to exclusively premiere the band’s single entitled “Cipher.” The single is also the lead track for Sirens Over Sumeria’s forthcoming label debut that will be released May 19th.
RJD2 X STS NEW SINGLE
The single, entitled “Hold On, Here It Go” was premiered by Rolling Stone and is a unique, shapeshifting song that intermittently omits the drums and simultaneously modulates upwards throughout the song. Describes RJ, “Rarely do I cut a track and get the goosebumps, slam dunk type feeling RIGHT away, but it happened on this one. The chorus was fly, with the horns and the drums in the pocket (shout out to Bohemian Dub Orchestra for putting it over the top!), so there was almost no way to take the energy higher. The only way to go for the verses was to take it all the way down-no rhythm section at all. To give it some momentum, the chord changes keep shifting up octaves every 8/16 bars or so. Definitely one of my proudest moments ever making rap music. This was one of the first songs that we cut where I stood back was like, WOW, this cat Jordan can sing his ASS off!”
MELLOWTOY NEW VIDEO
Milan, Italy based Metal / Hardcore band Mellowtoy have released their “Chain Reaction” music video featuring Cristian Machado of Ill Nino. The track comes from the band’s new album entitled “Lies” which is available now through Scarlet Records. “Chain Reaction” is the second music video from “Lies” with their “Visions” music video being released earlier this year.
MINIBOONE SHARES VIDEO FOR “WAKE UP FACTORY BOUQUET”
Ernest Jenning Record Co. is excited to share the video for “Wake Up Factory Bouquet” from Miniboone’s recently released album Bad Sports. The video is available to stream or embed HERE. This comes after the band revealed the video for “Erasure,” which features members in a shot-for-shot reenactment of one of the most infamous music videos of all time — David Bowie and Mick Jagger’s “Dancing In The Street.”
WADESHARK “WARHEAD ORPHAN”
WADESHARK is the recording project of multi-instrumentalists Jason Allan Wade of Wade&Sons and Tarra Thiessen of Sharkmuffin. Their debut EP Cyanide Baby was recorded in Wade’s protected Manhattan penthouse in the winter months of 2015 with Wade on guitar/vocals/strings/piano and Thiessen on drums & backing vocals. Swirling dark harmonies, bowed banjos and discordant string sections combine with Wade’s dirty silvertone guitar & Thiessen’s minimal drums to create the atmosphere of a killers dream. “Warhead Orphan” is the first track off Cyanide Baby, which sounds like the first shine of hospital lights once you realize you’re still alive and slowly coming off of Methadone.
JUSTIN MOORE VOWS TO PLAY A PRIVATE SHOW AT ONE LUCKY FAN’S HOME
NReigning ACM New Artist of The Year and multi-No. 1 hit-maker Justin Moore is asking for his fans’ help in taking his latest album, Off The Beaten Path, to RIAA® Gold® Certified status. In a recent announcement to his fan club email subscribers, he revealed that each time a new album sales milestone is reached, prizes like autographed CDs, meet and greets, personal phone calls and more will be unlocked. And what if over 150,000 albums are sold? He will play a private, acoustic concert at one lucky fan’s home! Fans can enter the contest here: http://www.goldrecordchallenge.net.
The announcement has generated much fan excitement in the country music world, as Moore is one of The Valory Music Company’s trailblazing acts. Coming off of his No. 1 Billboard smash and Gold® Certified single “Lettin’ The Night Roll,” Justin has received critical acclaim for his traditional country sound that’s managed to still set radio airplay records in today’s non-traditional format.
BALLETT SCHOOL COVER “JUSTIFY MY LOVE”
Following up on the incredible excitement around last year’s release of Ballet School’s critically acclaimed debut The Dew Lasts An Hour (Bella Union), the band has released an epic mash up which features Ballet School’s front-woman, Rosie Blair belting the lyrics to Beyonce’s “Partition” over the tune of Madonna’s “Justify My Love”. The refreshing cover is currently premiering on Idolator and can be streamed here.
LYRICS BORN FEAT GALACTIC
Preparing for the May 5 release of his highly anticipated Real People album, rapper/producer Lyrics Born dropped his latest ode to good times, “Rock-Rock-Away,” via Relix. The track features New Orleans’ very own Galactic, who produced the tracks on the forthcoming project. “All the music that producers Rob and Ben of Galactic would feed me was such a perfect fit for my voice and my vibe,” says Lyrics Born. “It was effortless.”
FLY PAPER TOUR DATES
The group will be making its New York City debut at the Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1, 196 Allen Street, in New York City on May 12 at 7 PM. Please note this is a 21 and over venue. If you are in the City next week, come on by and we’ll connect. More dates below.
Fly Paper is a guitar-based, alt-rock and blues band. Leadsinger Micaela Kingslight is the daughter of famous guitar maker John Kingslight. Her singing voice is akin to Sade, Norah Jones, Fiona Apple but with a rocking conviction. Her guitar playing will end up to be a big deal, too.
May 8 LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern, South Bend
May 10 The Livery, Benton Harbor, MI
May 12 Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY
May 16 Mojo’s, Jamestown, NY
May 22 The Workshop Brewing Company Traverse City, MI
May 23 Short’s Brewing Company, Bellaire, MI
May 28 The Filling Station, Traverse City, MI
May 29, 30 Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette, MI
June 11 Rockford Brewing Company, Rockford, MI
June 19 The Deck, Muskegon, MI
June 20 Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI
June 25 Celadon Summer Concert Series, Grand Rapids, MI
August 06 The Mitten Bar, Ludington, MI
August 07 River’s Edge Brewing Co., Milford Charter Township, MI
August 08 Cow Pie Blues Festival, Caledonia, MI
JAMES ROONEY “AS YOU DO”
Working like a mad scientist in his home laboratory, James Rooney is a singer/songwriter based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. James’ audible creations sit firmly in the Indie Rock section of the periodic table and over the past decade, James has fronted several bands with highlights including airtime on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Mixtape, international radio play and touring across the UK. James is now exploring the experience of being a solo artist with “As You Do” set for release June 22nd 2015
GAVIN HARRISON, YAHOO! MUSIC LAUNCH “HATESONG/HALO” MUSIC VIDEO
Porcupine Tree drummer, Gavin Harrison, widely acknowledged as one of the finest drummers on the planet, has teamed up with Yahoo! Music to launch a music video for “Hatesong/Halo,” taken from his upcoming solo album, Cheating the Polygraph. Stream the new music video exclusively at:
CHEAT CODES “VISIONS”
CHEAT CODES are premiering their debut video for their single “Visions” on Purevolume.
Regarding the video shoot, the band explains, “We actually used our neighbor as one of the older ladies and she was so excited to make out with us she wanted to keep doing more takes. Since middle school, we’ve been flirting with the teachers so this wasn’t anything new for us. Shooting was basically one giant party…if by party you mean all the younger girls in it had their grandmothers chaperoning.”
SETH GLIER VIDEO ON BILLBOARD
Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and activist Seth Glier has been consistently honing his craft over the course of his young career, leading up to the April 7th release of his latest album, If I Could Change One Thing (MPress). The album debuted in the top 50 on the Singer Songwriter album chart on iTunes and American Songwriter featured Glier as a “Daily Discovery” artist on the homepage of the site. Billboard.com premiered the music video for the title track “If I Could Change One Thing” featuring American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox on April 8th.
STEALING SHEEP “DEADLOCK”
Following excellent reviews for their second album Not Real and with their biggest London headline show to date at XOYO tomorrow, STEALING SHEEP have just unveiled a typically inventive video for new single ‘Deadlock’. Of the video director Ewan Jones Morris says: “I knew the band were into La Planete Sauvage as they had soundtracked a screening of it, so I proposed an idea that incorporated elements of retro-looking animation and otherworldly sci-fi. They obviously had thoughts of their own and our ideas meshed somewhere in the middle.” Deadlock is currently premiering on Stereogum.
‘Preach’ marks the official arrival of a different kind of girl group. Despite working their way up to this moment for the last 18 months, this song is the first true introduction to M.O. and what we can expect from them in 2015. With a passion for experimentation and a real authenticity that most traditional girl groups would kill for, this trio aren’t afraid to be who they are. In their quest to develop their own brand of real, throw-back R&B they have come-up with something standout: their impossibly catchy new single, ‘Preach’ is due to be released on May 3rd.
ENTROPY O.A.C. “ENDLESS FIRE”
Midwestern metal act Entropy O.A.C. has partnered with New Noise Magazine for the exclusive stream of “Endless Fire,” a track from upcoming EP Dark Clouds and Clarity (April 21, Pavement Entertainment).
THE JUKEBOX ROMANTICS “LIVING WITH SIN”
The Jukebox Romantics have released a brand new video today for the song “Living With Sin”, which comes from their upcoming “Plot Points” 7inch, due July 14 on Jailhouse Records.
VAN HUNT “OLD HAT”
Check out the video for Van Hunt’s “Old Hat.” Songs don’t come much smoother than this. The track comes off his forthcoming album The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets out May 5th.
MPULSE “BREAKING BAD”
Breaking Bad is something of a warm up for Mpulse. It see’s him go back to his roots, doing what got him to where he is today. A lot of young artists start off rapping over industry beats, especially ones who focus on the strength of their lyrics and bars. At 23, Mpulse started off that way and isn’t that far removed from it. He decided to try his hand at Drakes “10 Bands”.
CHARLES HAMILTON RELEASES VIDEO FOR “NEW YORK RAINING” FEATURING RITA ORA
CHARLES HAMILTON has released his official music video for new single “New York Raining” featuring Rita Ora – watch HERE! Directed by Max and Dania, the stunning video is a homage to the history of the Civil Rights Movement and transports us back to old New York.
T. HARDY MORRIS HEAR THE SINGLE “PAINTED ON ATTITUDE”
T. Hardy Morris is proud to announce the upcoming release of his new album Hardy & The Hardknocks: Drownin On A Mountain Top, out June 23rd via Dangerbird Records. The Athens, GA based songwriter, who also also lends his talent to Diamond Rugs and Dead Confederate, has spent the past year writing and recording the new album, the follow up to his critically acclaimed 2013 solo debut Audition Tapes. Vinyl fans can also get their hands on a recording of “Too Little, Too Late”, featured on the upcoming Record Store Day split 7″ with Futurebirds, out April 18th.
TIM KASHER “HALF FULL” SONG PREMIERE ON STEREOGUM
Kasher, who wrapped up a Cursive tour in support of the remastered deluxe edition reissue of the band’s acclaimed 2003 album The Ugly Organ in mid-March, recently finished recording a new album with The Good Life. More information on the band’s first album since 2007 will be announced soon.
YELAWOLF X EMINEM
Yelawolf releases new single “Best Friend” Ft. Eminem from upcoming album ‘Love Story’.
THE JAMES “LAY DOWN”
The James is an idea, born out of passion and a desire to find meaning in this world. Riding the momentum of a burgeoning grass roots following, The James announce their first release! The single ‘Lay Down’ is a bouncing, uplifting listen, perfect for driving home after work and dancing troubles away to. The song features an ear catching tune about letting go of your trials to discover peace and love inside yourself.
LIL SILVA “DRUMATIC”
Lead track ‘Drumatic’ comes tearing out of the vinyl grooves with unidentified midrange sounds that could be from Herbie Hancock’s ‘Watermelon Man’ before surging waves of sound energy power the track forward into this decade. ‘New Squeeze’ builds silky electronic tension around complex polyrhythms and ravey filtered stabs, racing into a dynamic rolling drop. ‘606’ carries his signature ‘Lil Silva’ name tag over a matrix of vocal and 808 samples, rooted in minimalism but with his unique swing.