2015 GLSEN RESPECT AWARDS – NEW YORK TO HONOR MATTHEW MORRISON
GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students, will host the 2015 GLSEN Respect Awards – New York. Introduced in 2004 and held annually in Los Angeles and New York, the GLSEN Respect Awards showcase the work of students, educators, individuals and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Honorees Matthew Morrison (Inspiration Award), Jon Stryker (Visionary Award), Desiree Raught (Educator of the Year Award), Johnson & Johnson (accepted by Jeff B. Smith) (Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion Award) and Nixa High School GSA, Nixa, Mo. (Gay-Straight Alliance of the Year Award) along with Raven-Symoné (actress), Sutton Crawford (actress), Rain Dove (model), Rain Pryor (comedian), Cory Wade (model), Kevin Thomas (actor), Kimberly Reed (filmmaker), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, It’s Only A Play), Chely Wright (Singer/Songwriter), Joe Machota (CAA Theater Department), Tim Gill (founder of Quark and Gill Foundation), Brian Cornell (CEO of Target), among others.
MARK JAMES FEAT MIKE JONES ON “LIVIN'”
Northwest Ohio artist Mark James, links up with legendary Texas MC Mike Jones on his new single “Livin'” produced by Toledo, OH’s own Young Chuck.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE GET NOSTALGIC WITH AN ACOUSTIC VERSION OF “PASSENGER SEAT”
Kintsugi – Death Cab For Cutie’s eighth studio album — debuted #1 on the Rock Chart #3 on Billboard Top 200 upon its release last month. Kintsugi features lead single, “Black Sun,” the #1 smash record at Triple A radio outlets nationwide as well as a Top 10 favorite at Modern Rock.
POISON IDEA ON HIATUS
Upon returning from their successful European Tour which consumed the past several weeks, POISON IDEA has returned home and announced that the band is going on hiatus for an undetermined amount of time. The band has issued that they need to address some health issues and personal matters, and all upcoming shows for the undeterminable future have been cancelled or postponed. Additional details on the band’s future plans will be announced at a later date.
V. NOVA “FTC”
“I tapped Philly Spielberg again because we have had good chemistry on the past two videos, and he did his thing, giving a glimpse of the Hip Hop Landmarks of New York,” Nova says. “Free the game of the culture vultures, Free the game of bad fashion and most of all, free the game of these sucka emcees.” HIPS3 is out now.
RONSKI SPEED RELEASES NEW MUSIC
On May 25th a mix compilation “New BREED“ was released on MARACAIDO including Ronski Speed remixes of current releases from his label and also brand new tracks which will get released later this year. This remix compilation from Ronski Speed is an exciting journey through the up-to-date trance sounds. Combined with the release of “New Breed” Ronski Speed is embarking on a worldwide club tour.
BENNY FREESTYLES NEW VIDEO
Fresh off of premiering his trippy video for ‘Monsters’ featuring Mod Sun, Benny Freestyles’ teams with CLASH Magazine to premiere his new video ‘Good To Be.’ The beautifully shot, point-of-view themed video, directed by Benny himself filmed on location in Mexico and Southern California, incorporating the immaculate sand and surf of the Pacific Ocean coastline. With Summer on the horizon, Benny provides the ideal jam to get you in the mood for the season.
NEW EP BY MOBB DEEP
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CORRUPT LEADERS POST MARYLAND DEATHFEST GIG
Canadian grindcore band CORRUPT LEADERS have posted a video of their entire set at Maryland Deathfest XIII to their facebook page.
FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED ON BEHALF OF ORNETTE COLEMAN
A federal lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ornette Coleman against Jordan McLean of the band Antibalas and Amir Ziv. The complaint alleges that McLean and Ziv recorded Coleman, then age 79, at his home in 2009, and then recently released these recordings to the public without his consent or knowledge as the album New Vocabulary on System Dialing Records.
WILL MASON ENSEMBLE SHARES NEW TRACK “DOOR 6”
New Amsterdam Records is excited to announce Beams Of The Huge Night, the debut album from Will Mason Ensemble, due August 28, 2015. To ring in the announcement, the ensemble has shared “Door 6” from the record, as well as an album trailer. “Door 6” is available to stream or embed HERE.
MYSTERY TWINS “TV TALK”
Mystery Twins newest 7” single “TV Talk” not only brings us a fuzz-bass floor pounding song about our relationship with Television, it utilizes the physical packaging to animate the front cover, adding another layer to the experience. Designed by Bryce McCloud of Isle of Printing and Mystery Twins Singer/Guitarist Doug Lehmann, the 7” packaging creates the illusion of movement as you pull the record out of the jacket. The inner sleeve consists of a two frame animation combined into one image, the outer sleeve features laser-cut “scan lines” inside the TV graphic. As the inner sleeve is pulled out of the jacket, the laser cut lines allows the eye to see only one frame at a time, pulling it out alternates the frames and animates the cover.
TORI KELLY’S DEBUT ALBUM + NEW VIDEO
Capitol Records recording artist Tori Kelly – hailed as an “Artist to Watch” by Rolling Stone, USA Today and SPIN – will release her debut album, Unbreakable Smile, on June 23. Max Martin(Katy Perry, P!nk, Taylor Swift) served as executive producer on Unbreakable Smile and featured artists include Ed Sheeran, LL Cool J and Daye Jack. Kelly revealed album art and release date exclusively during a YouTube Live Stream from NYC for her fans last night. She also released an official video for the album’s title track ‘Unbreakable Smile’:
NEW VOCALIST & EP FROM RAHWAY
Nick Hade was born and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey. From an early age he knew he wanted to be in the music industry. He started singing at the age of 8, but never took it serious until recent years. Now with his powerful vocals and his energetic stage presence, Nick has begun to gain some notoriety in the New York/New Jersey music scene. He has fronted such bands as Cylent Knights, Last Breath Creation and Still Phase.
Nick has now found himself taking on the enormous task of being the front man for the famed New Jersey hard rock band, RAHWAY. With every rehearsal and every song he sings, Nick Hade is progressing to be one of the top vocalists to come out of New Jersey since Bon Jovi & Springsteen.
EUROPE NEW VIDEO AT REVOLVER
Last week, rock legends EUROPE kicked off their first U.S. tour in 10 years. In celebration of the tour, the band is unleashing their brand new music video for “Days of Rock N’ Roll” with REVOLVER Magazine. Take a look here:
PATRICK WATSON NEW VIDEO FOR “HEARTS”
Acclaimed Canadian artist Patrick Watson confirms new U.S. and European fall tour dates in support of his new album Love Songs for Robots (out now via Domino Records). The tour will now run through December, concluding with dates in New York City (at Irving Plaza) and Philadelphia (Under Ground Arts). The first of his US Love Songs For Robots dates is tonight, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.
DAVID ELLIS “WHEN LOVE IS CAVING IN”
David Ellis rose from the decaying dreams of London’s spleen… led by the mythical stories of ancient English folklore, he sought clarity within humanity’s malspirited culture. His songwriting challenges the prevailing perspective towards the complexities of love and spirituality. Dressed in ambient melodies, Ellis’s words are tailored to mirror the honesty that hides in all of life’s conflicts and bides wholly in the sphere of romance.
PAIGE YOUNG VIDEO @ COMPLEX.COM
Sexy, sultry and enchanting, the exquisite voice of Paige Young takes you ‘All The Way’ on her debut track featuring popular UK rapper, Chip.
The juxtaposition of elegance and beauty from Paige’s tone and image set against dark, twisted scenes within the video perfectly reflect the want and frustrations of the love story that Paige recites. From the lyrical to the visual, Paige presents an elegant performance en-compassing emotion that is beyond her 21 years.
TWENTY ONE PILOTS’ SOPHOMORE STUDIO ALBUM DEBUTS AT #1
With over 146,000 equivalent units, powered by over 133,000 in pure album sales, Twenty One Pilots have landed at the top of the Billboard Charts with their triumphant sophomore studio album Blurryface. Since announcing the album’s release in March, excitement reached a fever pitch as all singles charted in the Top 5 on iTunes and tour dates began selling out months in advance. The band celebrated their album release with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing “Tear In My Heart” and “Stressed Out,” showcasing their explosive approach to live performance. The album has also charted worldwide, including Top 5 in Canada, as well as Top 20 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the UK.
GETTER “MEGA GUN”
LA bass producer Getter has announced his latest EP Allegiance, out June 16th via OWSLA. The EP features Getter spreading his talents across several genres. It has a bit of everything, from the heavier bass that he’s known for on “Head Splitter” and “Mega Gun”, to hip-hop on “Genocide” feat. Dahn Farro, and more experimental electronic on “Low Tide” feat. Jaden Michaels. Stream Getter & Must Die!’s collaboration “Mega Gun” now and keep an eye out for the rest of the EP soon.
NICKI MINAJ NEW VIDEO
THE PINKPRINT TOUR kicks off July 17th in the US:
GLENN BECK GIVES ANDREW W.K. HIS OWN SHOW ON THEBLAZE RADIO NETWORK
TheBlaze, Glenn Becks news, opinion and entertainment network, announced today the expansion of TheBlaze Radio Network with the addition of rock n roll party guru Andrew W.K.s new weekend radio show, America W.K.
America W.K. is a weekly two hour program and debuts on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Andrew will host a raw and penetrating discussion of what it is to be alive meaning, motivation, mindset, and making dreams come true, all included in a celebration of life itself and all with a positive and honest outlook. Andrew will also field questions and input from the audience, adding an engaging interactive component.
MACHINE GIRL “OUT BY 16”
NYC based electronic producer Machine Girl returns with a new release. “Gemini” follows last year’s debut album “WLFGRL”, released through London’s innovative Dred Collective label, with subsequent remixes from the likes of DJ Earl, DJ Clap, The Renegades, Ultrademon and more.
“Out by 16” melds together juke, footwork, house, trap, future garage, wonky and jungle and feeds it through an internet-party matrix. The tracks on “Gemini” inhabit a strange dystopian world where cyborgs, political revolutionaries and spiritual mystics are one in the same.
JACK + ELIZA PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “OH NO” ON NOISEY
New York City’s Jack + Eliza are hitting the road in the UK and North America this spring and summer as they approach the release of their debut album, Gentle Warnings, out June 9th on Yebo Music and available for pre-order now on iTunes. Upcoming tour dates, including appearances at The Great Escape and Dot to Dot festivals, may be found in full below. In conjunction with the tour announcement, Jack + Eliza are releasing the new single “Oh No” on SoundCloud. Stream “Oh No” as well as the Chris Taylor produced song “Diamonds” below.
RL GRIME “KINGPIN” FT. BIG SEAN (WUKI REMIX)
Los Angeles DJ/producer RL Grime has announced he will be releasing his latest VOID Remixes on May 12th via WEDIDIT. The new project will be a compilation of dynamic remixes for RL Grime’s debut album VOID, which dropped last year. It will include staggering renditions by Salva, Wuki and more- full tracklisting below. VOID solidified RL Grime as a leader in electronic music. Pitchfork has applauded “his ability to restructure songs entirely without losing the drama of soaring dance melodies” and Stereogum called him “one of the most colorfully inventive producers in bass music.”
MADISON ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF ‘WONDERLAND’ EP + NEW SINGLE
DIY pop musician and Miami native, Madison, is excited to announce plans to release her new EP, Wonderland, which she will be releasing on her own label, G Records, on July 21. Comprised of four original new tracks, Wonderland highlights Madison mastering her craft for writing a contagious pop song. Check out the EP track ‘That Fever’ that The Music Ninja hails as ‘engaging, memorable, and encompassing, demanding your attention’ here.