MEG SAMPSON NEW SINGLE
Aussie folk pop singer/songwriter Meg Sampson is stoked to be doing what she does. Originally from a small country town, Nhill in Western Victoria, Meg performed at everything possible from a very young age. To the point that she’s sure the locals were well and truly ready for her to leave so they got some rest. Following the completion of high school Meg relocated to Melbourne to study Music at University.
MAJOR SLAYER ANNOUNCEMENT
AMERICAN DARLINGS “YOU & I”
New York based AMERICAN DARLINGS have been creating quite a stir on the local scene. Playing much talked about shows around the city, the group has just launched their latest single, “You & I.”
The single is off their critically acclaimed release, Rubber Tracks, released April 2015, which was recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks Studios in Brooklyn, New York. Rubber Tracks, was a Record Store Day 2015 Exclusive at Rough Trade.
TESSERA SKIES “OUT OF SIGHT”
Art-pop daydreamers Tessera Skies have announced the upcoming release of new single Out of Sight. The single is the follow-up to last year’s critically loved Droplet, which was described by Qas “gorgeous art-mospheric pop” and prompted The Guardian to highlight them in their 6 North East bands to watch out for in 2015.
Coming from collective backgrounds in speech, sound, science, classical and jazz, Tessera Skies create music that transcends multiple genres, blurring the lines between pop, ambient, and orchestral positing the band as a must for fans of Sigur Ros, Guillemots, Beach House and Lanterns on the Lake. Since their conception, Tessera Skies have received critical acclaim for their previous releases including a nod for ‘Soliloquy of an Astronaut’ as Simon Raymonde’s (Bella Union) Track of the Year (Times Culture Magazine). Their widely acclaimed single ‘Milieu’, produced by Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), also appeared as part of the Roundhouse 30/30 in conjunction with EMI & Generator.
JASON BURNS X SARAH WINTERS “LIGHTWEIGHT”
Jason Burns has inspired widespread support over the last couple of years with his expert production stylings and a steady stream of well-received releases, and for his latest EP ‘Lightweight’ – the Portland-based producer has crafted yet another melodic gem alongside vocalist and songwriter Sarah Winters.
‘Lightweight’ is an effortless blend of Winters’ beautifully melancholic vocal and stirring acoustics, with a hint of warped bass layered over a soft yet punchy beat. Alongside the original mix is a relaxed and moving acoustic version and three killer remixes. Faces infuses a touch of groove and tinkering synths, Kiwi offers up a techno take of the track and Sandy Rivera ups the pace and intensifies the beat; each remixer has put their own unique spin on the stand-out original.
LIZA ANNE NEW VIDEO
Popular TV has the exclusive premiere of Liza Anne’s new video for “Take It Back.”
“Her latest single, “Take It Back,” offers the perfect introduction to the Georgia native’s vibe. (Think Feist’s stripped-down spunk peppered with Daughter’s angelic soundscape, and you’re halfway there.) Featuring crystal-clear vocals wrapped up in a guitar-driven melody, the song’s upbeat vibe is enough to convince anyone at first that it’s a classic crush tune. But listen again, because the singer-songwriter’s heart-wrenching lyrics offer another story.” – Popular TV
AZURE “NINE NINE”
“Rapping was the artform that touched me first. As a kid I would recite Eminem and Ludacris lyrics in my mom’s room where there was a big mirror. I never thought I would actually start rapping.. I was an art kid, painting and drawing was more my wave growing up. But recording at a home studio for the first time as a teenager really drew me in and I began to find myself in a notebook more often than a sketchbook. I think my soul or spirit was beginning to reveal its true quest to me.” Stay tuned for Azure’s solo project, Leap Year, slated to release this summer.
SCOTT WEILAND ANNOUNCES NEW GUITAR PLAYER FOR WILDABOUTS
In a message to fans, Scott Weiland announced that Australian-born guitarist Nick Maybury would be joining his band the Wildabouts when they hit the road this week to play a host of solo and festival dates. The band’s Jeremy Brown passed away unexpectedly last month; a day before Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts’ debut album Blaster was released on March 31.
“Jeremy had big shoes and no one can fill them,” said Weiland. “Along with Tommy Black (rhythm guitar player in the band), he was my best friend and my collaborator. But we have to soldier on. Nick is an incredible player and is a great fit for the Wildabouts.”
PUNK/NEW WAVE SUPERGROUP DEAD MEN WALKING PREMIERES TITLE TRACK “EASY PIRACY”
Punk, new wave and rockabilly fans around the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the title track from Dead Men Walking’s forthcoming debut album, EASY PIRACY, on Yahoo today. The track “Easy Piracy” is an homage to the band’s rock n’ roll roots, distinct musical influences and the rollicking parallel of pirate culture. Of the track, vocalist/drummer Slim Jim Phantom commented, “Dead Men Walking is a legendary crew of friendly pirates who have been sailing the seas of rock n’ roll for a combined 137 years.
KEENAN DAVID “CHUCK TAYLORS”
Chicago artist Keenan Davis drops a high energy, guitar and drum based record explaining how being yourself is dope enough no matter where you come from. In a very effortless and arrogant way, Keenan tells us how he runs shit in his “Chuck Taylors.”
THE DEAR HUNTER PREMIERES NEW LIVE VIDEO FOR “BRING YOU DOWN” ON FUSE.TV
The Dear Hunter – featuring multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter Casey Crescenzo – premieres their new live video for “Bring You Down” on FuseTV. This song is from the band’s 2013 release Migrant. This stunning version of “Bring You Down” features accompaniment from a live string quartet, and is the first track on their recently released album, The Dear Hunter Live. The video was filmed entirely by the band while performing on stage using GoPro cameras. The footage was later edited together by their friend Brittany Joyner and set to their opening song.
ASHLEY CLARK “GREYHOUND”
The official video for “Greyhound” premieres today on RollingStoneCountry.com. It can be seen HERE. The five-song EP gives listeners a taste of Clark’s full-length debut to be released later this year, which was produced by Mutt Lange, whose productions have sold over a quarter of a billion records with artists from AC/DC and Def Leppard to Shania Twain and The Corrs to Maroon 5 and Muse.See below for the EP track listing.
DJ DEZ & DJ BUTTER “SPECIAL THANKS TO THE STRUGGLE”
Detroit deejay/producers Dez and Butter present the Maniac-directed music video for “Special Thanks To The Struggle”, the new single from A Piece Of The Action, Dez & Butter’s new album out now featuring Kool G. Rap, Elzhi, Pacewon, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Kokane, Fuzz Scoota and BO$$.
MAUDLIN STRANGERS PREMIERE NEW TRACK ‘AIM (STAL REMIX)’
Last month Maudlin Strangers announced plans to hit the road in June. Kicking off on June 18th in Santa Ana CA, the tour takes the band all the way up to Seattle and back, wrapping up in their hometown of Los Angeles on July 1 @ The Echo. Today, the band is pleased to share LANY will be opening on the entire run. A full list of dates can be found below.
Formed in 2010, Maudlin Strangers is the project of Agoura Hills, CA native Jake Hays. Recorded in Hays’ bedroom the debut, Overdose EP was released in January and can only be described as dark-indie-rock combining somber lyricism masked by light, upbeat melodies. Today, check out STAL’s take on the EP track ‘AIM’ here:
THEM ARE US TOO SHARES VIDEO FOR “EUADEMONIA”
Emerging quietly from the California bay area through their limited edition demos and intimate performances over the last two years, Them Are Us Too have gained a cult following within independent music circles as a young, new take on the revered “4AD sound” of dreamy goth-pop anthems. With a nod to 80’s shoegaze sensibilities, Them Are Us Too creates songs about tragedy and loves-lost that draws devoted listeners to their nostalgic and innocent sound. Kennedy Ashlyn Wenning’s vocals have been repeatedly compared to Kate Bush, Harriet Wheeler, and Elizabeth Fraser, with a pitch-perfect octave range carrying songs gracefully between optimistic joy down to undisturbed melancholia – all within one moment of verse. Guitarist Cash Askew paints a layered and complex backdrop using signature reverberation and washes of stringed ambient tones, akin to Robin Guthrie, Ronny Moorings and Kevin Shields.
YOYA NEW SINGLE
LA based duo yOya share their latest offering “The Heartwood” set for release on May 26th from New Professor Music. The track premiered on Consequence of Sound who says, “The tender number opens with gentle synth drones behind Alex Pfender and Noah Dietterich’s fragile harmonies. But even as acoustic guitar strums keep things anchored in a folk tradition, looping 808s interplay with beams of gentle electronics to form an atmosphere befitting simultaneously a cabin high in grassy hills or a rooftop overlooking a gleaming city.” yOya also announced a short west coast tour which will include with Phox and Tino Drama.
VANCOUVER CANADA BASED SINGER-SONGWRITER CARY HEUCHERT RELEASES “BLUE RAIN” ON CD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
BLUE RAIN – the new album by Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter Cary Heuchert is filled with a fascinating array of folk-rock, psych-pop and progressive rock sounds. Performing all the instruments himself, on BLUE RAIN Cary redefines key concepts of 21st century progressive music
“A masterpiece of ambient progressive and psych-pop, BLUE RAIN establishes Cary Heuchert on the cutting edge of 21st century music” – mwe3.com
SMOOVE GOTTI NEW MIXTAPE
Smoove Gotti is releasing a new Mixtape Series named Young Man Old Soul. This is the first of five Mixtapes to come. Smoove wanted to give his fans a inside glimpse to who he truly is as an artist. Smoove has four music video visuals to go along with this mixtape. Views range in the upper thousands. Tracks like Shattered Star and Rain are captivating. Smoove Gotti latest video release Faded which was on huge blogs like HHS1987 and Allhiphop is on the tape as well. The intro The Answer is flat out Nasty. Plus Smoove is also giving away his new single featuring 8Ball and Mjg which is burning up the Independent national charts. Smoove Gotti’s personal Dj Dj Komplex is hosting the tape. The Lake Charles, Louisiana native is an official Coas t2 Coast DJ and is proud to be releasing this tape through his channels of promotion.
ZEDD OFFERS NEW ALBUM TRUE COLORS TO FANS ON TINDER FOR EXCLUSIVE PRICE OF $3.99
Get ready to swipe right. The multi-platinum, GRAMMY® award-winning artist Zedd is swiping on the world’s hottest social app, offering fans his new album, True Colors, for a special exclusive price of $3.99 until Monday, May 25th. Starting Tuesday, May 26th, Zedd will personally invite some of his lucky matches to his upcoming fall tour through the app.
Tinder users who come across Zedd’s profile simply need to swipe right to match and receive a message with details on how to purchase the album for the exclusive price of $3.99. Matches will also be automatically entered to win a limited edition True Colors Package, which includes a signed poster, vinyl and sticker. Tinder Plus subscribers interested in purchasing True Colors at the special price can do so by simply requesting a code through Tinder support within the app under ‘Settings.’
HOWARD STERN TO WELCOME ROYAL BLOOD FOR THEIR DEBUT ON THE HOWARD STERN SHOW ON JUNE 9TH
BRIT and NME Award-winning UK duo Royal Blood are scheduled to appear for the first time on the legendary Howard Stern Show on Stern’s exclusive SiriusXM channel Howard 100 on Tuesday, June 9th for an interview and performance of their song “Figure It Out”. Stern discovered the band while watching their electrifying performance at the 2014 MTV EMA Awards and has proclaimed “Nobody does heavy music like this anymore.” Stern joins the ranks of the band’s growing legion of outspoken fans, which also includes: Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jimmy Page, Dave Grohl and Lars Ulrich as well as Tom Morello, and more. The Howard Stern Show airs live 7:00 am -11:00 am ET and is available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com.
MAYO “MY GIRL”
Nigerian-born, Chicago raised, LA transplant, Mayo is back. He’s putting it all in on his career and ready to take the world with him through a summer saga of the trials and tribulations of long distance relationships, temptation and chasing your dreams. Hear the first installment of what’s to come, “My Girl,” which premiered with FUSE, yesterday.
THE TWILIGHT SAD UNVEIL ROBERT SMITH (THE CURE) COVER OF “THERE’S A GIRL IN THE CORNER”
Late last year, Scotland’s The Twilight Sad released their acclaimed fourth album, Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, to a wave of critical adulation that made it quite possibly the band’s most acclaimed record to date. Now, on June 15th, they’re set to return with a new single from the album, the mesmerizing ‘It Never Was the Same’, bolstered by the inclusion of a Robert Smith (The Cure) cover of NWTBHANWTL highlight – and early single – ‘There’s a Girl in the Corner’ as its AA-side, via FatCat Records.
NEW ALBUM BY ALAINE
Alaine, the beautiful singer and songwriter known by just her first name, is set to release her highly anticipated album, Ten of Hearts, on Tuesday, May 26. Known for singles like Rise in Love, No Ordinary Love, Bye Bye Bye, Heavenly and Deeper, Alaine has now created a new set of unforgettable tracks for her musical catalogue.
Her ability to connect with music lovers is very special. Alaine’s distinct vocals and indomitable spirit uplift the hearts of generations young and old. It’s significant that she named the album Ten of Hearts, where 10 represents completion and hearts represent the various forms of love she sings about.
P.O.D. LOAD THEIR SUMMER SCHEDULE WITH HEADLINING TOUR AND FESTIVALS
With no plans to take a break this summer, multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated P.O.D. will spend the dog-days on the road headlining sheds and festivals with more than 30 dates in North America. The ‘southtown’ hard rock pioneers are doing final mixes on their ninth studio album set to release later this summer via T-Boy/UMe, produced by long-time collaborator Howard Benson.
WET REPUBLIC AT MGM GRAND ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF “WET AT NIGHT”
WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will kick-off the premier season of “WET At Night,” Wednesday, May 20 at 10 p.m. with electric DJ duo Dada Life. Hosting eighteen unforgettable events throughout the summer, the daytime destination will heat up with the lights down all season long with artists including Calvin Harris, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Showtek and many more. Party patrons will flock to the ‘It’ ultra pool and come together for many spectacular evenings of nighttime fun under the stars while world-renowned DJs provide chart-topping hits all night long.
Since inception, WET REPUBLIC has lived up to its reputation as a must-stop summer destination and continues to set the standard for daylife in Vegas. Last season, the hot spot introduced its first look into nighttime events and impressed clubgoers by combining exceptional service with chart-toping artists. Since entering the nightlife scene, the iconic summertime mecca has revolutionized the nighttime pool party experience, leaving partygoers wanting more.
JACOB TURNBLOOM PREMIERES NEW TRACK ‘REBORN BOYS’
San Diego artist/musician Jacob Turnbloom has been conjuring up melodic & strange audio vibration within a slue of bands over the past decade, most recently Swami Records’ own Mrs Magician. Today, Turnbloom is pleased to announce the release of his solo 7″, Reborn Boys. In celebration of the release’s announce, listen to the A Side today on Consequence of Sound:
BUBONIK FUNK PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “CAROLINA PHASE”
“We viewed Carolina Phase as a journey many people experience, coated in metaphor about rising from the ashes as an improved human being. Moving from the steady groove of the song into the extended, undulating chorus the listener can really feel the transformative power of the song as it moves your soul to a higher place.” – Bubonik Funk
TA-KU LISTEN TO THE NPR PREMIERE OF “LOVE AGAIN”
Ta-ku returns to headphones around the globe this June with Songs To Make Up To EP, the long-awaited follow up to his 2013 beat suite, Songs To Break Up To EP. “Love Again” is the project’s first single, a collaboration with singer/songwriter JMSN and fellow bass expert Sango (Soulection) that lays handclap-ready gospel vibes all over Ta-Ku’s signature, soulful knock. Songs To Make Up To marks a major artistic leap forward for the Perth producer, but like the song says, “Give it time, give it time / This ain’t no race.”