MATT LEGRAND “SPRING BREAK GIRL”
A sleek mix of Nick Jonas style and a hint of that Justin Bieber urban feel, Matt has crafted a unique sound that’s entirely his own. The single blasts off with a booming beat, Matt’s vocals creating an unforgettable melody that flows fluidly across the slick synths. A slow groove radiates with wild energy, capturing the feel of a spring break party complete with a chorus of cheering voices that undulates under pulsing movement. Matt has discovered a sound that speaks to his generation, a mysterious mix of danger and romance that is impossible to resist. This perfect summer single will be on repeat throughout these hot nights and languid d
STREAM ALESSO’S DEBUT ALBUM
Grammy-nominated Swedish DJ/producer Alesso is streaming his highly anticipated debut album FOREVER on iTunes until May 25th. The album showcases Alesso’s sonic evolution and expansive skill set with tracks ranging from cinematic pieces to some of this year’s biggest pop anthems. It includes collaborations with Calvin Harris, OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder and more. It also features his latest smash “Cool” featuring Roy English – which has logged over 9 million views on VEVO in just a matter of weeks – as well as his massive hit “Heroes (we could be)” featuring Tove Lo, recently certified platinum in the U.S. with over 61 million YouTube views. FOREVER is set to drop next Tuesday, May 26th via Def Jam Recordings.
JENN GRANT’S NEW ALBUM OUT NOW
The album features collaborations with notable artist friends including Ron Sexsmith, Rose Cousins, Sarah Harmer, Doug Paisley, Buck 65, Don Kerr, Kim Harris, Stewart Legere, Justin Rutledge, Rachel Sermanni and the Toronto composer for the film Away From Her, Jonathan Goldsmith. On getting to share the studio with such a wide variety of collaborators Grant says, “Music is the great connector. To be able to create and share music it is one of life’s greatest gifts. Having these artists and friends on the album makes it like a time capsule.”
BRENT BEST TO RELEASE FIRST SOLO EFFORT
Last Chance Records is pleased to announce the release of Your Dog, Champ, the highly anticipated solo album from the Denton, Texas-based singer/songwriter Brent Best, who is most recognized as the engaging front man for New West Records’ recording artists Slobberbone and The Drams.
Your Dog, Champ, which was completely crowd-funded, features 11 original songs. While some of these songs were written years ago, most have never been performed in the live setting. Best is recognized as a literary-influenced, Southern Gothic songwriter, shaped more by Southern authors such as Larry Brown, Harry Crews, William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor than his music contemporaries.
ATLANTA’S RICH HOMIE QUAN SET TO CLAIM SUMMER SONG
Atlanta based TIG (Think It’s a Game) rapper and Rich Homie Quan is blasting off with his newest release, the sizzling, about-to-be song of the summer, Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh). The infectious track leaped to #66 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart, #16 on Hip Hop Sales single charts and #16 on Urban Radio charts (#3 Greatest Gainer). The video has raked up more than 15 million Vevo views and continues streaming heavily daily on Vevo (over 450,000 views) and Spotify (over 140,000). Vine videos and Shazam’s are popping up virally.
VICTORIAN HALLS NEW VIDEO
Meet the highlight of your summer playlist. After meticulously developing new material, Victorian Halls teamed up with Joe Chiccarelli (Beck, The Strokes, U2) and Ken Sluiter (Weezer, OK Go) on mixing duties to emerge with their sophomore full-length album. The end result is Hyperalgesia, a gritty rock and hook-soaked pop album emphasized by their unique, high strung theatrical sound.
STRANGER CAT VIDEO FOR “ECSTATIC ENERGY”
Joyful Noise Recordings is excited to share “The Tracks,” a B-side from Brooklyn duo Stranger Cat’s recent LP In The Wilderness. The track, along with a video for Wilderness cut “Ecstatic Energy,” premiered via Brooklyn Vegan in time to preview the record release show tomorrow at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade.
BOOME1000 “LEVEL UP”
Atlanta/Dallas-based rapper Boome1000 presents the WhoIsFrankU-directed music video for “Level Up”, the 3P-produced new single from his new album Space Jamz 3 Gold, featuring Taylor Gang’s Tuki Carter and UFC Fighter Sean Spencer. Raised in Marietta on the outskirts of Georgia before moving to Dallas to record his solo debut, Boome has performed alongside Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Cypress Hill, Macklemore, Machine Gun Kelly, Kid Ink and Big K.R.I.T.
ROCKCOMM LONDON 2015
Since its initial announcement late last year, Rockcomm London has gathered momentum with the event now extending itself across two full days on both June 8th & 9th in what the music industry now regards as Rock Week. The events organiser Seven Webster from 7pm Management said “With so many great rock music based companies from across the World wanting to be involved in our inaugural event it has made sense for us to extend the event into two full days and give everyone in attendance an even more rewarding overall experience as well as offering more opportunities and time to network which is the conferences primary objective.”
In addition to the original lineup of panelists and speakers Rockcomm is delighted to announce that Digital music Distribution company Believe Digital will be its headline sponsor for its inaugural event . Oleg Bounetsky Label Manager at Believe Digital said “We are thrilled to be supporting the first ever Rockcomm in the UK. At Believe we have a growing roster of great rock labels and artists that we work with on a global level, and Rockcomm is a fantastic opportunity for us to build relationships in this area and further support the genre.”
TONY AWARDS ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH BBC RADIO 2
The Tony Awards® announced today that highlights of this year’s 69th annual Awards will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 as part of a new partnership for 2015. Elaine Paige will host coverage of the Tony Awards on June 7, 2015, for a special program to be broadcast from 8-10pm on June 12, 2015, which will also include performances from the ceremony itself.
“As a part of our continued efforts to bring the Tony Awards to a greater global audience, we are delighted to embark on a new partnership with BBC Radio 2 that will allow for even more Broadway fans around the world to be able to enjoy the magic and excitement of the Tony Awards,” Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, said.
PANIC! AT THE DISCO NEW SINGLE
Panic! At The Disco premiered their brand new single, “Hallelujah,” this morning exclusively on Los Angeles’ world famous KROQ in a surprise for fans and industry alike. The track marks the first new music from Panic! At The Disco in nearly two years. The band is currently at work on their yet-to-be-named fifth studio album.
NICK CAVE AND WARREN ELLIS ‘FAR FROM MEN’
The latest ravishing score by Cave and Ellis is for director David Olehoffen’s Far From Men and is out now on Bad Seed Ltd.
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.
Watch a trailer featuring original music from the film:
TOUGH AGE “WARM HAIR”
If Tough Age’s self-titled debut was the culmination of four radical adults, I Get The Feeling Central sees them bursting outside of their comfort zone. Once again, this 12-song collection is built on the bedrock of scuzz pop – simultaneously sweet and ear-splittingly loud – but these old dogs have dug deep and taught themselves some new tricks. Surging forward with crunching guitars, washed-out vocals, and heavy-handed hooks, “Warm Hair” is a psych-infused summer anthem.
KRANIUM NEW SINGLE VIA SPOTIFY
For the first time New York has its own Dancehall star. Born Kemar Donaldson in Montego Bay, Jamaica but raised in Jamaica Queens, 24 year old Kemar aka Kranium has established himself in a very short time as one of the hottest international dancehall artists with his hits “Nobody Has To Know,” “Lifestyle,” and “History”.
JAMES BAY PLAYS ELLEN
Make sure to catch James Bay this summer as he continues his worldwide tour in support of his critically acclaimed debut album Chaos And The Calm.
ALYXX DIONE PREMIERES BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘CHINGALINGA’
SHAUN FRANK & VAN RIP “ALL ABOUT”
Whether he’s concocting melodic, future house opuses in his Canadian studio or commanding festival denizens with his magnetic DJ sets, rising star Shaun Frank is working to cut his teeth as one of dance music’s next big names.
His second Dim Mak release of the year “All About” alongside fellow Canadian VanRip is a testament to his future house production prowess – rapturous, distorted vocals waterfall over the track’s grooving synth streams, crisp drum kicks and a disco-driven beat.
YOUNG BROTHER “MAN UP”
“The Nashville-based singer, whose real name is Dalton Diehl, gets listeners ready for the upcoming sunny season with the new tune — thanks to its bright and upbeat vibe. “Man Up” is an energy-boosting track filled with confident vocals, crashing drums and kooky echoes that will fit right in with your party playlist.” -Idolator
ALLEN STONE ‘RADIUS’ NOW STREAMING ON iTUNES RADIO
Ahead of his Radius release Allen will be performing the fiery, horn-laced “Freedom” May 20th on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Additionally, Allen just completed a five-concert series in Seattle that traced his growth as a performer, as well as previewed songs from Radius. The Seattle Times notes how “buoyant and engaging,” he is, “with a contagious sense of humor and joie de vivre. His vocal style is eerily reminiscent of Stevie Wonder’s.”
ALTERNATIVE ROCK TRIO 20 EYES RELEASE UPBEAT NEW TRACK “BOMBS AWAY”
Alternative rock trio 20 Eyes has premiered their first new single of 2015 “Bombs Away.” The upbeat new track has a powerful message about individuality and the importance of being comfortable with who you are. “Bombs Away” can be streamed on HM Magazine or on the band’s Soundcloud.
“‘Bombs Away’ is a battle cry for individuality, singer Wolf Bradley explained. “It’s for those who feel out of place or uncomfortable in their own skin. Forget what the world wants you to be and be what makes you, you. The world is better off with people in it who aren’t afraid to be themselves.”
MAT SHOARE SHARES “IN GOOD TIME”
Kansas City, MO-based emotive singer/songwriter Mat Shoare is pleased to share “In Good Time,” the second single from is upcoming Right As Rain full-length available May 5, 2015. Right As Rain evokes two different approaches to life. From the pessimistic, and often angry A Sides, to the calm, patient and loving B Sides, Shoare explores and writes his own life experiences.
SAM AMIDON’S ‘BLUE MOUNTAINS’ CREATED BY FILMMAKER ANDREA SISSON
“Blue Mountains” from singer and string-instrumentalist Sam Amidon’s latest Nonesuch Records release Lily-O is an Appalachian ballad that tells an enigmatic tale of a young woman who falls in love with a married man. A new video for the song, created by filmmaker and fine-art/fashion photographer Andrea Sisson.
SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER ALBUM TRAILER
New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the forthcoming release of composer Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Unremembered – an hour-long, thirteen-part song cycle for seven voices, chamber orchestra, and electronics, inspired by poems and illustrations by writer and visual artist Nathaniel Bellows (W.W. Norton, HarperCollins). Four years in the making, the studio recording of Unremembered, featuring vocalists Padma Newsome (Clogs), DM Stith, and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), and the Unremembered Orchestra (members of ACME, Alarm Will Sound, ICE, The Knights, So Percussion), conducted by Edwin Outwater (Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony) will be released July 31, 2015 on CD, 2xLP, and limited-edition white vinyl 2xLP.
THE MOWGLI’S RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “I’M GOOD”
THE MOWGLI’S, having already begun their North American headlining tour in support of Kids In Love, have announced additional dates starting June 2nd – full routing below! While on the road, they’ll be making some festival stops to play Shaky Knees, Hangout, Bottlerock, Fuzz Fest, and Summerfest.
MUSIC CHOICE PRESENTS PRIMED
Music Choice is expanding its new artist initiative PRIMED across its entire national footprint including its digital properties with its recently launched streaming video channels on Musicchoice.com. The robust programming initiative gives artists unprecedented access on Music Choice including exposure on the #1 Free Video On Demand network, on TV with Mediabase reported Music Channels and interactively with Music Choice Play. The initiative kicks off nationally with hip hop/pop duo Kalin and Myles.
A special entitled ‘PRIMED: Kalin and Myles’ will premiere Thursday, May 21st at 8pm ET/PT on Music Choice Play (check local listings). Each episode will become available on Music Choice On Demand following its initial broadcast premiere on Music Choice Play and extended versions of the show will be available on the MC App. The duo will also be in a heavy rotation on the Teen MC and Hit List Music Channels. #MCPrimed
“FUCK YOUR PARTY”
Greensboro, NC’s, Echo Courts, unveiled their latest track “Fuck Your Party” on CMJ. Echo Courts are mounting a serious summer tour and what a better kick-off than to premiere their new single “Fuck Your Party”.
Be sure to head on over to CMJ today and stream the group’s self-released single “Fuck Your Party”.
TAMARA WILLIAMSON “WHO’S NEXT” VIDEO
From her first album in four year entitled “Sister Mother Daughter Wife”: