DRIFTA AND THE BLEEDING STONES NEW SINGLE
‘The Stone That Bled’ was written by Drifta and produced by Sean Carey.
Drifta describes the track as a song that represents the impossible, going against the grain. With its vintage rock sound and in-your-face melodies, the second release from DAT-BS brings you back to the good old days of rock from a modern point of view.
DAT-BS are currently recording their debut E.P – ‘Let The Stones Bleed’. Their first single ‘Chew’ created a buzz in the scene with its fresh raw sound. Their follow-up, ‘The Stone That Bled’ has more of a vintage, rock vibe and will open up your imagination.
THAD KOPEC “GUARDIAN”
Thad Kopec releases “Guardian”, the second single from his forthcoming EP The Ridge, out May 19, 2015. A cinematic indie folk narrative with instrumentation at the core, the song chronicles the journey of a son in search of his father while “the guardian questions his motives.
A BREACH OF SILENCE VIDEO “VULTURES”
Fresh off their latest album “The Darkest Road”, A BREACH OF SILENCE have premiered their uplifting new music video for the band’s latest single Vultures. The video tells the story of a homeless man who returns a lost wallet to a young, well-dressed businessman – and saves his life in the process. The song is taken from their highly-praised sophomore album The Darkest Road which was released on October 7, and named “One of the Top 25 albums of 2014” by Hysteria Magazine, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Metal Chart (Australia), and at #20 on Australia’s Purely Independent Chart. The video may be watched at the Eclipse Records YouTube channel.
MOSS SINGLE “STARTED”
MoSS releases the 1st single off his long awaited Debut Album: “Started” Featuring AZ, DJ Premier & Joe Budden.
MATHS TIME JOY “AFTER HOURS”
UK beatsmith Maths Time Joy has shared the blissful third track off his new EP “Sanctuary.” “After Hours ft. Flores” is some dazzling r’n’b and features the soulful vocals of Flores gliding over the tracks detail-orientated production. It’s another treasure to add to the young producers growing discography.
His sound blends mellow hip hop, late night r’n’b and multi-layered electronics that bring to mind Mount Kimbie and Kaytranada, always alongside a sweet soulful melody.
DOWN 2 EARTH “POWERS” VIDEO
Oakland trio Down 2 Earth, which consists of DJ/rapper Azure, Clyde Shankle, and Dayvid Michael, dropped a harrowing visual for their “Powers” single, which features singer Simmi and production from Kuya Beats. The video premiered on SF Weekly, who said “… on ‘Powers,’ Down 2 Earth stand tall and come correct without any additional HBK support… it’s the poise and piercing gaze that Azure and Clyde Shankle add, along with the effect over Dayvid Michael’s voice on the hook, that really drive home the bone-chilling, not-to-be-fucked-with feel of this track and video.”
ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED ACTRESS HAILEE STEINFELD INKS RECORD DEAL WITH REPUBLIC RECORDS
Hot on the heels of Pitch Perfect 2’s monumental success with the biggest box office opening ever for a musical, Academy Award-nominated superstar Hailee Steinfeld has officially signed to Republic Records. The singer, performer, and actress is in the studio working on her debut release with the likes of Captain Cuts, Harvey Mason, The Futuristics, Mattman & Robin from MXM to name a few.
MESSAGE TO VENUS, REVOLVER LAUNCH “OVER AND DONE” MUSIC VIDEO
Drummer JuanMa Font told Revolver: “There are many reasons for us to be excited for ‘Over and Done,’ like the fact that we got to work again with movie director Andres Ramirez, but mostly because this is the first video where we get to act out a story. The four of us tried to come up with a plot we could do in a minimalist setting. We did around a million revisions with each iteration getting more and more minimalist until the point where everything could be shot in two days or less, which was what we were aiming for. After the band had agreed on that final version, we then worked out the final, but probably most important, details with Andrés: nailing down how the story related the shots, the locations that we wanted to use and of course how that affected our shooting time and budget. We all agreed on two locations: the huge sound stage in Miami for the performance parts and our very own apartment for the story parts.”
ERIC CHURCH BREAKS NEW RECORD
With a simple yet propitious promise that no two nights will ever be the same, seven-time GRAMMY nominee Eric Church has fans repeatedly coming back for more. Last night’s The Outsiders World Tour stop at Lincoln, Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena further proved why the man Stereogum called “our greatest working rock star” has notched his fourth North America venue attendance record of 2015 with 15,823 present–a record previously held by Sir Elton John (November 23, 2014; attendance 14,368).
With his fervent band backing him the majority of the night, Church performed over two hours of original music with hits “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Smoke A Little Smoke” interspersed by deeper album cuts like “Longer Gone” and “Livin’ Part of Life” emerging from his vast arsenal.
ACID WESTERN “RAMPAGE”
French power trio Acid Western describes itself like the furious sons of the desert-rock, spreading a dusty but sexy sound with a drop of mezcal for a saloon dance breaking the rules between stoner-rock and grunge music. Influences by the QOTSA’s “Desert sessions” or the French/US outfit Loading Data, the band imagines its music like a cinematic, fuzzy and initiatic journey among into the American desert.
SEVEN LIONS PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “A WAY TO SAY GOODBYE”
In addition, the Southern California artist and producer will release his The Throes of Winter – Remixes on May 26. He assembled a group of top producers and remixers including Puppet, Birds of Paradise, Gazzo, and more. The iTunes edition includes a special acoustic rendition of “A Way To Say Goodbye.” Tapping into a different energy, SEVEN LIONS and Sombear went back into the studio this year to create this vulnerable and vital take on the track. The fulltracklisting for all of the respective editions are below.
JON GUERRA VIDEO “NOTHING BETTER”
With a penchant for thought-provoking lyrics, innovative instrumentation and pleading vocals regularly wrapped around an entrancing, worshipful undercurrent, Jon Guerra is steadily being recognized as one of today’s most gifted, intellectual and groundbreaking singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalists. But just because he’s meeting the world at large with Little Songs (Essential Records) doesn’t mean the Chicagoan (raised in Wheaton, a salt-of-the-earth Midwestern small town) is a newcomer to his craft.
NICO & VINZ PREPARE FOR NATIONAL, HEADLINING “ONES TO WATCH” TOUR WITH SKYPE
Nico & Vinz have just wrapped up Usher’s tour and are returning to the states for a national 24-date Ones to Watch with Skype tour. This platform presents artists on the verge of stardom and gives fans the chance to get closer to them than ever before. Nico & Vinz have toured with Bruno Mars’s sold out Moonshine Jungle Tour and Usher’s The UR Experience Tour but this will be the first full US tour. The Ones to Watch with Skype tour kicks off in Anaheim, CA on May 4th. Tickets available for purchase now:
“SHUT UP AND DANCE” IS CERTIFIED PLATINUM
WALK THE MOON’s #1 smash hit “Shut Up and Dance” is certified platinum, currently #2 on iTunes Top Songs Chart and #2 on this week’s Billboard Digital Songs and Digital Tracks Charts. The track has been streamed over 78 million times globally and is #11 on the Spotify US Chart. Not long after its release “Shut Up and Dance” reached #1 at alternative rock radio and has now crossed over into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The alt pop band’s sophomore album “TALKING IS HARD” has also climbed into the top 20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. WALK THE MOON will be performing their chart topping hit “Shut Up and Dance” on NBC’s The Voice on May 12th.
CHRISTIAN BURGHARDT RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR DEBUT SINGLE “SAFE PLACE TO LAND”
Kemosabe Records singer-songwriter, Christian Burghardt releases the music video for his debut single, “Safe Place To Land” today. The video stars pro-surfer Quincy Davis playing Christian’s opposite in the video as well a pro-surfer Bruna Schmitz.
Burghardt possesses all the qualities a fan of guitar driven pop could want: a rich, soulful voice with loads of texture; heartfelt, deeply personal lyrics; bright, nimble guitar playing, and a relatable, amiable presence to deliver it all. Writer-producer Dr. Luke saw this clearly when he signed Burghardt to his Sony Music imprint Kemosabe Records in partnership with RCA Records.
ATLANTIC RECORDS, 20TH CENTURY FOX AND SHAZAM ANNOUNCE PAPER TOWNS SEARCH PARTY CAMPAIGN
Atlantic Records, 20th Century Fox and Shazam have joined forces for the “PAPER TOWNS SEARCH PARTY” campaign. Beginning today, fans are encouraged to use their Shazam app whenever they hear “Search Party” (https://youtu.be/NFGEOloaF6Y), featured in the new commercial from the highly anticipated 20th Century Fox film, PAPER TOWNS, to receive exclusive content. The first release is a “Search Party” lyric video by singer, songwriter and producer, Sam Bruno. “Search Party”, is featured in the commercial and is the first single from the forthcoming “PAPER TOWNS–ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” set for release on Atlantic Records. Each week leading into the film’s opening fans will be encouraged to Shazam PAPER TOWNS clues which will then drive them to new exclusive pieces of content.
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS’ “BAILANDO” BECOMES #5 “MOST VIEWED VIDEO OF ALL-TIME ON YOUTUBE”
The Spanish music video for ENRIQUE IGLESIAS’ multiplatinum global mega-smash “Bailando” has accumulated over 877 million-plus YouTube/VEVO views. As a result, it becomes the #5 most viewed video of all-time on YouTube. Cumulatively, the total view count for all five “Bailando” videos is over 1.9 billion. It’s yet another incredible milestone for him and the next in one of the hottest hot streaks ever.
WOOP FEAT MIGOS
West Orlando rapper Woop is gearing up for his #IDGAF mixtape release on June 26th, and is kicking things off with a Migos remix of “Go Away.” The original song dropped back in 2013, and with nearly 2 million YouTube views it remains one of his biggest hits. “It’s a song that people can relate to,” Woop said. “You can’t help but vibe to it. They singing it word for word at all the shows.” The remix debuted via Complex, who praised that “the already intense vibe of the record is only increased with the addition of the Atlanta trio, who provide three stellar verses.”
HEIDI KLUM STARS IN MUSIC VIDEO SCORED TO SIA’S SONG “FIRE MEET GASOLINE”
Internationally renowned supermodel Heidi Klum has taken a starring role alongside “Game of Thrones” actor Pedro Pascal in a music video entitled “Fire Meet Gasoline – By Heidi Klum” scored to the song “Fire Meet Gasoline,” by multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed artist, Sia. Directed by Emmy-Award-nominee Francesco Carrozzini, the video is a slow burn thriller featuring a scene with Heidi wearing Sia’s iconic blond wig and lingerie from her line, Heidi Klum Intimates.
CHRIS STAPLETON’S “TENNESSEE WHISKEY” PREMIERES AT THE FADER
Chris Stapleton’s rendition of the country classic “Tennessee Whiskey” premiered yesterday at The Fader and can now be streamed/shared via VEVO. The recording is from Stapleton’s highly anticipated debut solo album, Traveller, which will be released May 5 on Mercury Records Nashville and is now available for pre-order. Of the album, The Fader proclaims, “…Traveller is easily, and naturally, the year’s strongest country debut…it’s got the best parts of the genre: softness within toughness.”
TIRED LION “I DON’T THINK YOU LIKE ME” CLIP
The last 12 months have seen Australia’s Tired Lion begin to stand out as one of Western Australia’s most exciting new bands – including showcasing at Singapore’s prestigious Music Matters Live, wowing crowds at the 2014 WAM Awards, touring nationally for their debut EP All We Didn’t Know, supporting the likes of Gyroscope, The 1975, Kingswood, and Velociraptor, supporting Luca Brasi on their national tour last month, getting their song “I Don’t Think You Like Me” added to high rotation on Australia’s youth broadcaster triple j, and being nominated for ‘the most popular live act’ at the 2014 WAM Awards.
SOLAI “ISLANDS IN THE SUN”
Sunny southern California’s, SOLAI, has unveiled the latest music video for “Islands in the Sun”. The track, which was well-received from critics, comes from the self-released, eponymous album SOLAI. The video for the sun-soaked and cocoa butter lathered sounds of “Islands in the Sun” can be viewed over at Exclaim!.
MIGOS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “MIGOS ORIGIN”
Atlanta rap trio Migos have moved the release date to their debut LP YRN Tha Album to July 31st out on Quality Control Music (distributed by 300 Entertainment). The album will feature production by DJ Mustard, Zaytoven, Honorable C Note, TM88 of 808Mafia, Murda (“Emmitt Smith”), De-Ko (“Hit Em,” “One Time”), and Cheeze Beatz (“Handsome & Wealthy”), plus an all-star list of collaborations. The group also shared the new video to their track “Migos Origin” from the album, a high-energy song that recounts Migos’ thrilling rise to fame and the creation of their signature flow. The video premiered on World Star Hip Hop earlier today- check it out here:
LIL DICKY SET TO RELEASE DEBUT LP ‘PROFESSIONAL RAPPER’ ON JULY 31, 2015
With eleven music videos that have each garnered more than 1 million views (over 39 million in total), a track that became the #1 most viral song IN THE WORLD on Spotify (“Lemme Freak”), multiple sold-out gigs and confirmed festival plays – all of which has been done independently – Philly-born Hip Hop YouTube sensation Lil Dicky’s road to his debut LP release is one that most new artists dream of walking. With jet-propulsion momentum behind him, including praise from the likes of The New York Times, BET, HipHopDX, MTV, Billboard, and many others, Lil Dicky has set a date for his highly anticipated debut, ‘Professional Rapper.’ The self-released full-length studio LP will be available on July 31st and will feature the previously released cuts “Lemme Freak,” “White Crime,” and the recent “Classic Male Pregame,” as well as 13 additional tracks and some exciting, to-be-announced, guests.