BEAT COPS NEW SINGLE
A Montreal all-star group; Mikey Heppner (Priestess), Tim Fletcher (The Stills), Pat Bennett (Trigger Effect) and Max Hébert (Breastfeeders, Final Flash) created Beat Cops. This project is a long time coming with Mikey Heppner and Tim Fletcher forming the punk rock outfit, ‘The Dropouts’, back in 2001. ‘Priestess’ and ‘The Stills’ (Heppner and Fletcher’s respective side-projects, go ahead and Google them) put the project on hold, eating up most their time. It was only last July (2014) when the two began taking their collaboration seriously once again and so came Beat Cops.
IN THIS MOMENT UNVEIL NEW TOUR DATES
Atlantic recording group In This Moment has revealed tour plans through the fall. Following a newly announced leg of their “Black Widow” tour, the hard rock band will serve as special guests to co-headliners Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach. That tour gets underway September 4th at Lexington, KY’s Rupp Arena and then continue through mid-Octobe.
SKATE MALOLEY MAKES HIS SOLO DEBUT WITH NEW MIXTAPE ‘TWENTY-FIFTEEN’
Skate (Nate) Maloley is set to make 2015 his biggest year yet, as the Vine-star turned-hip hop-sensation releases his first mixtape via DatPiff today. Coming off a highly successful national tour with fellow social media moguls Jack and Jack, Skate is ready to keep his momentum strong with his first solo release. Storming the scene with a massive online presence of devoted followers, Skate’s debut mixtape is poised to take his brand of catchy hip hop anthems to the next level.
“Twenty-Fifteen” is available via DatPiff NOW:
WORLDARTS SETS TO BOOST ARTIST DISCOVERY
Not only does WorldArts present a unique social media experience for artists and fans to connect, it’s also the first platform of its kind offering artists an “Opportunities” engine, allowing member musicians to submit for amazing experiences designed to elevate their exposure in ways otherwise unavailable, including performing at major festivals and showcases, appearances on KROQ’s Locals Only show, recording tracks at world famous studios, participating in live streaming concerts, and more. Currently, WorldArts is offering two artists an all-expenses-paid opportunity to attend and perform in front of music industry professionals at ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo, one of the most covered conventions for artists and songwriters in the U.S. You can view that opportunity, and others, here:
SLIGHTLY STOOPID ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM PRE-ORDER
Slightly Stoopid will unveil their latest musical experiment Meanwhile… Back at the Lab on June 30th through the band’s Stoopid Records. Meanwhile…Back at the Lab is the next evolution for the San Diego-based group lauded for their multi-instrumental cross-genre blend of rock, reggae, folk and blues with hip-hop, punk, and funk elements. The title and album cover reference the band’s collective escape from touring and home life at their San Diego warehouse studio (The Lab at Stoopid Studios), where they have been working on numerous creative and collaborative projects. Meanwhile…Back at the Lab is the first release from these sessions and now available for pre-order on iTunes with an instant gratification track from the album, “Life Rolls On,” for immediate download.
TYGA “HOLLYWOOD NIGGAZ”
This is the official brand new single from Tyga off The Gold Album called “Hollywood Niggaz” produced by Jess Jackson who has done records for Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, The Wanted, etc.
YULIANNA “TRUE LOVE”
Already a praised vocalist and songwriter, Yulianna had a stellar 2014 with a tracks climbing up Billboards Electro Dance charts and opportunities to tour the world with her dynamic stage presence and hard hitting dance tracks. Her last album, “Popra,” was an eclectic mix of styles that featured everything from electro synths to hints of opera and sultry pop ballads. The critically acclaimed collection of songs was featured in online publications from POPDOSE to Pause and Play, garnering even more attention with features in Russian American Magazine. Rolling Stone, and The Phuket News as she toured across the world. With the success of “Popra” fresh in everyone’s mind, she ventured back into the studio with producer Jeff Blue (Linkin Park, Macy Gray and owner of Rock Shop Music Group) to further define her sound with an up-coming release.
NEW CHARLIE PUTH SINGLE
Charlie Puth (the singer/co-writer/co-producer behind No. 1 single “See You Again”) released a new track over the weekend: “I Won’t Tell A Soul”
“I Won’t Tell A Soul”:
SIX FEET UNDER “GRUESOME”
In just two weeks, iconic death metal giants, SIX FEET UNDER, will unleash the bestial wares of their Crypt Of The Devil full-length via Metal Blade Records. Composed by renowned growl king, Chris Barnes with Cannabis Corpse bassist/vocalist Phil “Landphil” Hall, the band’s eleventh studio recording boasts ten brutalic slabs of audio repugnance and, as a continuation from SIX FEET UNDER’s previous works of deviltry, wherein Barnes pens lyrics from the darkest depths of the human condition, is chilling in both sound and concept.
CYBERPUNKERS ‘SICK TRACKS’ EP
The masked bass assassins have attacked again with energetic bass lines promising chaos on the dance floor. Leading into summer, the Italian movement that is Cyberpunkers have three tunes fittingly titled ‘Sick Tracks’ for a free and freaky EP. Evolving like the mask, the duo’s timeless electro and consistent releases a reminder of the wild nights familiar while behind the decks.
VICTORIA MONET “HIGH LUV”
Singer/songwriter Victoria Monét has penned songs for several notable acts, with Ariana Grande calling her her “favorite writer.” Now, she’s ready to step into the spotlight with her forthcoming EP, Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II, slated to release June 16. Yesterday, Victoria shared the second single off her project, “High Luv,” via Pigeons & Planes, who said the track “blurs the lines between R&B and pop—making it feel like the perfect song to take over the airwaves this summer,” adding, “Victoria Monét proves that she clearly knows how to make a hit.”
Meet singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer, Franki. A Melbourne based artist working out of a makeshift home studio. When he’s not dreaming up new ideas in the control room you’ll find him jangling away on his guitar, searching for inspiration and melodies. Airy falsetto-vocal lines and memorable progressions are his trademark, creating a unique soundscape with each track.
Franki has signed up with the A&R department/Pavement Records and will be working exclusively with Matt O’Connor on releasing his first single – ‘Lost’.
TIM MYERS PRESENTS THE UNKNOWN
Get to know The Unknown, an impressive alternative band fronted by multi-instrumentalist and former One Republic member, Tim Myers.
The Unknown is gearing up for the release of it’s debut album, Album One which effortlessly combines modern-alt swagger (Cage The Elephant, Black Keys) and 60s mod rock (Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors). The album will be available to the public on April 28.
KAYA STEWART RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE
Warner Bros. Records artist Kaya Stewart releases her debut single, “In Love With A Boy” via all digital retailers today. A lyric video has been posted on the singer-songwriter’s YouTube page. Watch it HERE.
BUSYBARS NEW EP
Finally now available on Itunes from Boston MA rhyme vet BusyBars, the “5000!” EP. Well crafted lyrics over a mix of smooth to aggressive beats. A wide range of subject matter inside this six track EP. A balance of showcase of skill as on the title track “5000”, to a more serious tip like on the well received self reflective track “Who Do You Think You Are?”. A small dose with many other quality projects on the near horizon to be released. BusyBars is and are complicated measures.
MUTUAL BENEFIT “SLOW MARCH”
“Slow March” is the first new material from Jordan Lee’s Mutual Benefit since the stellar Love’s Crushing Diamond, released last year on Other Music Recording Co.
The song is part of the Keep In Touch subscription series, a yearlong project launched by one of Lee’s former labels, Father/Daughter Records. Every month this year, 500 subscribers around the world receive a 7″ x 7″ paper postcard with an unreleased song that can be played on a turntable. The artwork is curated by that month’s artist and includes a code to download a lossless version of the song.
ADAM LAMBERT THIRD STUDIO ALBUM “THE ORIGINAL HIGH” ON JUNE 16TH + “GHOST TOWN”
Multi-platinum-selling, singer/songwriter Adam Lambert will release his highly anticipated third studio album THE ORIGINAL HIGH on June 16th, 2015 through Warner Bros. Records. Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden and Los Angeles, California with Max Martin and Shellback as executive producers (Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Pink, etc.), THE ORIGINAL HIGH displays a fresh sound for Lambert, and includes collaborations with Tove Lo and Brian May from Queen. The album’s first single, “Ghost Town,” releases to radio and will be available on all digital retailers today.
ELEKTRA RECORDS SIGNS ROYAL TEETH
Elektra Records has announced the addition of New Orleans-based, indie pop band Royal Teeth to its celebrated roster. Their label debut – expected in 2016 – will be the band’s first new music since releasing 2013’s Glow, which featured the hit single “Wild.”
“We are very excited to join the Elektra team,” says Royal Teeth co-lead vocalist Gary Larsen. “Jeff Castelaz has been a part of the Royal Teeth family for a long time and we are thrilled to reconnect with him as we continue our musical journey.”
DEAD WAVES SHARE VIDEO FOR “33”
Dead Waves, the Brooklyn-based tour de force of outsiders, is pleased to release their debut LP Nature. Available today, April 21, 2015, record marks expansive and new territory for the band. To celebrate the release, Dead Waves are also releasing the video for their critically acclaimed single “33” and streaming the release in it’s entirety.
A BAD THINK DEBUT FIRST MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SAVE US ALL”
Grammy Award nominated artist, A Bad Think has release its new EP Don’t Forget Us. today via Windmark Records. Produced, written and performed by Michael Marquart and mixed by Jason Elgin (Collective Soul, Creed), Don’t Forget Us. is the 6th release under the moniker A Bad Think. The album was recorded in Los Angeles at Windmark Recording and in Windmark’s east coast studio. Don’t Forget Us. is a collection of seven masterfully crafted modern alternative songs that is a glimpse inside the mind of singer-songwriter and sole member Michael Marquart.
MARIANAS TRENCH ANNOUNCE “THE LEGEND CONTINUES” U.S. TOUR
Canadian pop band and Cherrytree recording artist Marianas Trench will head to the U.S. this summer for The Legends Continues tour. The tour kicks off June 26th in Minneapolis, MN at the Varsity Theater (complete list of tour dates are below). Fellow Cherrytree artist Ivy Levan will support on all dates. VIP meet and greet ticket packages go on sale today at 2pm local time, with general on sale Friday, April 24th.
ALESSO “IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU”
Alesso has dropped the seductive new video for this latest track “If It Wasn’t For You.” In conjunction with the video, iconic fashion brand Carolina Herrera has revealed that Alesso will be face of its new 212 VIP Club Edition men’s fragrance, joining the likes of global supermodel Gisele Bündchen who has worked extensively with the brand. The song is the product of a close collaboration with Carolina Herrera and he first premiered it exclusively for fans at the Ultra Music Festival last month. “If It Wasn’t For You” will be featured on his debut album Forever set to drop May 26th via Def Jam Recordings / Virgin/EMI.
PSYMON SPINE DEBUT SINGLE
Psymon Spine’s music is, metaphorically speaking, like a stroll through a rainforest at night with a safe place to return to. Beauty permeates, but there are a thousand ways to die around every corner. Peace and violence are interdependent, and while the full emotional spectrum resides within it, the end goal is optimistic – like the euphoria that follows physical exhilaration.
THIRD PARTY “ALIVE”
After announcing their return to original productions by releasing twelve of their own new tracks over the next twelve months, the latest single from Third Party comes to fruition with “Alive,” out now via their brand new imprint Release Records.
Paying homage to their first single, Release is the premiere label from Third Party. The inaugural track “Alive” is a bouncing and synth-heavy hit, an electro-charged anthem that sets the tone for the exhilarating year Third Party has ahead.
CHECK OUT CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S LYRIC VIDEO FOR “ANYWHERE BUT HERE”
Republic Records will release Finding Neverland The Album on June 9, 2015. Pre order the album today HERE and receive an instant download of Christina Aguilera’s “Anywhere But Here”, Kiesza’s “Stronger”, and Matthew Morrison’s “We Own The Night”. The lyric video for Christina’s “Anywhere But Here” premiered yesterday on TIME.com. The album sees some of music’s hottest artists reimagine the songs from Finding Neverland. The Broadway production of Weinstein Live Entertainment’s Finding Neverland, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, opened in April.
TIM BOWMAN JR. RELEASES NEW SINGLE “I’M GOOD”
Lifestyle Music Group (LMG), the new gospel and Christian music label created by Grammy Award winning producer Rodney Jerkins, has announced the May 19th release of Tim Bowman Jr.’s new single “I’m Good.” The soulful song showcases Tim’s powerful vocals and has an inspirational message that everyone can relate to.
“I’m excited to be able to make music that not only sounds good but has the ability to make you feel good! ‘I’m Good’ is the type of song that you should sing in the morning to start your day!” Tim said.
BLEITCH PREMIERE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘PAINT BY NUMBERS’ ON NOISEY
Los Angeles duo BLEITCH has unveiled their stunning new video for ‘Paint By Numbers’ exclusively on NOISEY. The band teamed up once again with director Per-Hampus Stalhandske to create the gorgeous clip, showing the pair in a sea of different colors dictated by the lyrics of the track. Its truly a must see.
HOLYCHILD “MONEY ALL AROUND” IN APPLE WATCH AD
LA’s brat pop band, HOLYCHILD, unveil the second song, “Money All Around” off of their upcoming debut album, The Shape of Brat Pop to Come out June 2nd via Glassnote Records. Additionally, the first song released off of the anticipated LP, “Running Behind,” is currently featured in the first ad for the Apple Watch.
SAUL WILLIAMS “BURUNDI”
Saul Williams has released the first single “Burundi” (feat. Emily Kokal of Warpaint) from his forthcoming album MartyrLoserKing. The album was entirely produced by Justin Warfield and is scheduled to drop in July 2015 via FADER Label. The New York native is one of the most prominent activist voices in independent music today.
J. COLE “WET DREAMZ”
Check out the new video for J. Cole’s “Wet Dreamz” off his album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Taking puppy love to a literal and hilariously less innocent level the video takes you through the motions of everyone’s first time.
SUNEATERS SHARE “HELP”
Kansas City’s genre-bending Suneaters are pleased to share “Help” the latest single on their upcoming full-length, Suneaters II: Loving Relationship, a collection of off-kilter, earnest but sometimes caustic love songs.
THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL FEATURING DICK VAN DYKE
Los Angeles based band The Dustbowl Revival are excited to announce the July 21 release of their fourth full-length album, With A Lampshade On, on Signature Sounds Recordings.
The band shot a video for the first single from the album, “Never Had To Go,”with legendary actor Dick Van Dyke. The video captures the actor bursting with the energy of individuals half his age, ignited by the fiery performance of the band. Watch the video at the link below:
MAX GRAHAM SAYS GOODBYE TO REBRAND RECORDS AND LAUNCHES NEW LABEL
It is after much thought that I’ve decided to say goodbye to my record label, Rebrand Records, and Armada as its distributor.
Conceived in 2004 with the idea of creating a family of like-minded artists, I can look back and say it was an amazing experience and we achieved exactly that. Huge thanks to the entire team at Armada for backing the label and helping it grow and the talented artists we featured, specifically my great friends Protoculture and Solid Stone who helped create the sound that Rebrand was so known for.
With that, I introduce the next step: my new imprint, Cycles.
THEORY OF A DEADMAN RELEASE ACOUSTIC COVER OF TOVE LO’S “HABITS (STAY HIGH)”
Roadrunner/604 recording group Theory Of A Deadman have released an acoustic cover of Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High)” which is featured on their Angel Acoustic EP. The EP, which is available for pre-order via iTunes today, is a collection of acoustic performances of fan favorite Theory Of A Deadman songs and “Habits (Stay High).” The Angel Acoustic EP officially arrives at all DSPs on April 28th.
Following ALMA’s single Avalanches released in 2014, Watcher is the first single from her debut EP Dark Matter, a self-proclaimed experimental project in collaboration with Virtu. ALMA explains, “I hope the song takes people to another place like it did for me when I wrote it. Music should move you.” ALMA is signed to Kill Paris’s brand new label called Sexy Electric.
VOICE COILS PREMIERE “YOU IN A PLACE FOR A WHILE BY YOURSELF” ON IMPOSE
Brooklyn experimental art-pop upstarts Voice Coils are extremely pleased to unveil their first new music since last fall’s debut “In Sixths/Field And Border” 7″ released on Shatter Your Leaves. This new offering comes in the form of “You In A Place For A While By Yourself”, an alternate version of a song slated to appear on the band’s first EP due out later this summer. “You In A Place…” pairs back the electric guitars of their debut in favor of an acoustic, beautifully dynamic approach, revealing the “gnostic hymns” that rest in the peaks and valleys of Voice Coils’ transcendental music.
JACQUIE LEE RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “TEARS FALL”
MTV premiered their “Hit Of The Week,” the official video for Jacquie Lee’s single “Tears Fall.” The video was filmed at the famous home of Zsa Zsa Gábor and features Jacquie floating in a pool of “man tears.” MTV said of the girl power inspired video, “Jacquie Lee isn’t going to be some boy-crazy girl. That’s why in her latest video, for ’Tears Fall,’ she goes from miserable to triumphant within seconds. (The giant swan, heart-shaped cake and cup of man tears probably helped.)”