THE NEW YORK TIMES STREAMS JAMES TAYLOR’S NEW ALBUM
Before This World, James Taylor’s first new album of new music in thirteen years, is set for release on June 16th via Concord Records. Starting today, fans can visit The New York Times Press Play to preview the entire album one week prior to release. Taylor is set to make several high profile appearances next week kicking off Monday, June 15th with a performance on The Today Show’s Summer Concert Series. On Tuesday, June 16th, Taylor will perform an exclusive, invitation-only release day concert for SiriusXM subscribers at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. The concert will air live nationwide on SiriusXM’s James Taylor Channel, Taylor’s limited-run SiriusXM channel. Taylor will also perform on Live with Kelly and Michael and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, June 17th as well as Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday, June 18th. Click here to listen to Before This World:
GALANTIS PREVIEW NEW ALBUM
Galantis has revealed an interactive video on their website that allows fans to get a sneak peek at every song on their album. The ever-mysterious Seafox is giving fans a chance to listen to one song per day leading up to the album’s release this upcoming Monday, June 8th via Big Beat / Atlantic. Listen to your daily song below, and pre-order the Pharmacy LP today.
THE SPITS PLAYING SELECT WEST COAST SHOWS
The Spits are already as ingrained in modern punk music as possible, yet still manage to devour the rip-offs and influence the youth of today without even looking like they’re trying. Going strong now for over fifteen years, smashing the windows and tearing down the walls of our minds every time they roll through town, these truly vicious visionaries have cooked punk down to its most powerful base form, crawling like Neanderthals through the muck, and creating a flaming trail of hits that’ll take quite a fit of dementia to ever forget. A perfect distillation of punk’s original open-ended weirdness, and modern music’s serrated salvation, The Spits have proven themselves to be no one to fuck with, over and over again.
Wed Jul 15 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
Thu Jul 16 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
Fri Jul 17 – Portland, OR – Dante’s – Project Pabst w/ The Epoxies
Sat Jul 18 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House/Viva Pomona Music Festival
KIESZA’S “STRONGER” MUSIC VIDEO DEBUTS TODAY ON VEVO
Celebrating the release, Kieza will perform “Stronger” on ABC’s Good Morning America tomorrow. Today, she joins cast member Matthew Morrison at a special in-store event at Macy’s Herald Square in Manhattan this afternoon. Morrison is set to introduce her live performance of “Stronger” at the store for fans.
TORONTO-BASED GROUP THE HENRYS CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL ALBUM PREMIERE OF “QUIET INDUSTRY”
On Quiet Industry, their first album in six years, The Henrys are once again creating the rich and textured sound they’ve established over six albums and 21 years. But this time there’s a new twist.
With this album, Henrys’ leader Don Rooke (Mary Margaret O’Hara, Holy Modal Rounders, Three Metre Day) has written lyrics to 11 of the 14 songs. On tracks like A Weaker One and As I Say I Do, you can now hear the group sound merge beautifully with vocals to create … a normal band! Sort of.
RAC’S “BACK OF THE CAR” PREMIERES ON NPR MUSIC
Over the next several months, RAC (pronounced Ar-Ay-Cee) is releasing a collection of singles and corresponding music videos, of which “Back of the Car” is the first installment. SPIN calls RAC, “…a master of sunny summer jams, the kind of warm-synthed, handclap-happy indie-dance numbers that make the babes at the pool party throw their hands in the air.”
ADCOLOR® AWARDS ANNOUNCE 2015 HONOREES AND NOMINEES
ADCOLOR® announced today 2015 Honorees and Nominees for the 9th Annual ADCOLOR Awards. The 9th Annual ADCOLOR Awards on Saturday, September 19, 2015, highlight and honor the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino, LGBT professionals and diversity and inclusion champions in creative industries.
The 9th Annual ADCOLOR Industry Conference and Awards will take place in New York City for the first time this year at Pier Sixty (61 Chelsea Piers) from September 16-19, 2015. New York Times best-selling author Janet Mock will host the Awards.
POSEY ROTHSCHILD “BLEED OUT”
Posey Rothschild’s government name is unknown. We know that she is of Filipino descent but are uncertain of where she originally hails from or what city she reps for. We know that although the Philippines is a country with beautiful natural tourist destinations it is also rampant with organized crime, prostitution, human trafficking and government corruption.
NEW ALBUM COMING FROM QUILL
QUILL is a well-established, 7-piece country/folk/rock band based in Birmingham, England, from the same stable as ELO, Black Sabbath, The Moody Blues, Led Zeppelin, Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) and more, have been wowing audiences for many years. In the past, all of these musicians played in and around Birmingham and kept in touch with each other.
Says lead singer Joy Strachan–Brain, “ ‘Brush With The Moon’ is Quill’s first album to be released Worldwide and we are excited!!Until 2012, Quill was one of the busiest gigging bands in the UK, just getting out there and making music. Our self-penned album ‘Privileged’ sums up how we felt, doing a job we loved, visiting interesting countries , meeting amazing people and making music.”
OLE SIGNS DEAL WITH APRIL GEESBREGHT
ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed multi-genre songwriter April Geesbreght to a worldwide publishing deal. Currently based in Nashville, she wrote CCM artist Aaron Shust’s “My Hope Is in You,” which spent 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Christian chart. She has also written songs in the pop, country, and children’s genres in addition to tracks for TV and film projects.
“April is a great addition to the ole roster who can write just about anything for just about any artist,” said John Ozier, General Manager of Creative in Nashville for ole. “We pride ourselves on helping songwriters take their careers to the next level, and we’re excited to work with April to put her music in front of as many people as possible.”
“I am thrilled to be joining arms with the ole team,” said Geesbreght. “John, Emily and Ben have a love of music that goes beyond business. I’m very grateful for their belief in what I do and so pumped to chase and catch some dreams together.”
HEPTAGON HEAVEN “WORLD GOVERNMENT”
Heptagon Heaven [for fans of: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Daft Punk and Air] was created by David Owens in May of 2014, shortly after the release “Gods Oscillator” by his previous project Vial Of Sound. Upon experimenting with a new frequency 432hz, David recording his first track and released “Destroy The System” in June of 2014. In August of that year David experimented with reverse tracking on the release “Grow Young.” Still staying true to the 432hz frequency, David released “Galaxies” in November of 2014. Heptagon Heaven continues to release music in 2015 with new single “World Government” using organic sounds, and frequencies to heal whoever listens.
Be certain to make your way to Heptagon Heaven’s Soundcloud and stream the single “World Government”.
DISCLOSURE REVEALS NEW ALBUM TRAILER
Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, aka Disclosure, unveiled their forthcoming album title and release date this weekend during their live set at WILD LIFE Festival to a most eager crowd. Caracal will be released September 25 in the U.S. Watch trailer HERE.
ROYAL BLISS “DROWN WITH ME”
Heartland rockers, Royal Bliss, combine their Southern and Classic Rock influences on their new single “Drown With Me.” The new rough and tumble, blue-collar offering will be available on iTunes on June 12th. Check it out here.
Hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah, Royal Bliss has been making their mark for years with a consistent work ethic of writing, recording, and touring that have helped build the success of the band. Their wide variety of influences from Johnny Cash to Led Zeppelin, and everything in between, have molded a sound that is uniquely theirs that cannot be denied. Their “Heartland Rock” speaks to the common man, tells a story and rocks out with a good party crowd, all the while being delivered by the inimitable deep and raspy voice of front man, Neal Middleton and the scorching sounds of seasoned musicians Dwayne Crawford (Bass), Jake Smith (Drums), Taylor Richards (Guitar) and Sean “Memphis” Hennesy (guitar/banjo), who combine to make Royal Bliss. Their journey is evolving and they are growing as a band that now seems to be making their way down a road pointing eastbound on I-40, all the way from Salt Lake City to Nashville, TN.
WET TAKES OVER YOURS TRULY
Wet has partnered with Yours Truly for a week-long takeover of their site featuring exclusive content created with the band. Visit Yourstru.ly and spend time with this special grouping of essays, images, and video. A gallery of Kelly’s paintings lends new insight into her process, Joe’s collectibles help to explain how he preserves memories while traveling, and a Yours Truly and NOWNESS-created documentary featuring a special live performance of “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl” adds poetic weight to the already timeless song.
BLEACHERS’ JACK ANTONOFF ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER “SHADOW OF THE CITY”
Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff announced today that the first ever “Shadow Of The City” music festival will be held on September 19th at The Stone Pony SummerStage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Antonoff, who is the curator and founder of this brand new festival, spoke to Rolling Stone exclusively about the news earlier today:
GARBAGE CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Twenty years after the release of their self-titled debut album, GARBAGE will celebrate their lauded career with a US Anniversary tour. Christened the 20 Years Queer Tour, the band will play their debut album in its entirety for the first time.
Garbage was born out of such unusual elements and unusual circumstances, and we were shocked when the first record became such a success. We’re just as surprised to be here now, intact, so many years later, enthusiastically preparing to get back on the road with that album and all its attendant b-sides and lord knows what else. A big piece of our lives remains caught up in the making of that record, and we know it holds a special place for the fans that have kept us going for so long. We can’t wait. This tour is going to be a blast. – STEVE MARKER
HIGH ON FIRE ALBUM STREAM
World-renowned power trio HIGH ON FIRE will release its new album, Luminiferous, June 16 via eOne Music. Recorded with producer Kurt Ballou, the record is the follow-up to the group’s 2012 release, De Vermis Mysteriis, an album hailed as “not for the faint of heart ” by The New Yorker and “stellar” by the Village Voice. Now, NPR presents a first listen of Luminiferous, in its entirety, saying, “For High On Fire to exude this much vigor 17 years into its existence only reaffirms the band’s mastery of the form.” Hear all of HIGH ON FIRE’s new LP, Luminiferous, today via NPR: First Listen.
BEACH BABY “NO MIND NO MONEY” VIDEO PREMIERE VIA I-D
London, England’s Beach Baby debuted their video for new single “No Mind No Money” this morning via I-D, and the Lily Rose Thomas-directed clip of visuals “sweet like sugary cereal” can also now be seen via YouTube:
GIRAFFAGE DROPS NEW REMIX FOR “TELL ME”
Giraffage’s hit No Reason EP gets a Japanese reissue this week (6/10) in advance of his first Asia tour. Check out the exclusive bonus track, “Tell Me (Qrion Remix),” and stay tuned for more Giraffage remixes this summer on Fool’s Gold!
STRO “KING” VIDEO
Originally from Brownsville, Brooklyn, Stro, formerly known as Astro & The Astronomical Kid, is best known for his incredible emcee skills that were showcased on Season One of X Factor USA. He was the first emcee to successfully make it to the live shows on any talent competition series. He was chosen as one of the top 7 finalists, impressing the likes of his mentor on the show, L.A.Reid.
After five years of grinding and making a name for himself in the underground world of hip-hop, 2010 proved to be a breakout year for Astro. Determined to become a master of his craft Astro immersed himself in the hip-hop culture, studying the methods of hip- hop’s greats in the likes of Rakim, Big L, Big Daddy Kane, Biggie Smalls, Tupac, A Tribe Called Quest and his idol Jay-Z.
JOSEPH C. PHILLIPS, JR. SHARES FIRST MOVEMENT “19”
New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the forthcoming release of composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr.’s Changing Same – an hour-long, six-part composition for his 20-piece chamber ensemble Numinous (whose musicians are also members of Asphalt Orchestra, Signal, loadbang, Victoire, Mivos Quartet). The composition, which was conducted by the composer, will be released August 28, 2015 on CD & digitally. Listen to “19”, the first movement of Changing Same, HERE.
CHAPPO PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “HANG ON”
Votiv Music and New York City-based indie-rock band CHAPPO have released the music video for the band’s new single “Hang On.” Directed and conceived by GHOST+COW (John Carlucci & Brandon LaGanke) and premiering via NPR Music “First Watch,” the clip follows a crashed space traveler from another time (played by frontman Alex Chappo) who spends his last hours wandering New York City among its millions of inhabitants.
JAY BURNA “YOU KNOW” VIDEO
South Florida’s own, Jay Burna, returns with another set of visuals as he continues to ride the wave coming off his EP, “Fear Is A Lie”, this go around for the stand out track off the project, “You Know”. Going by the mantra “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, Burna brings back director Nakia Dixon once again, as he sets the scenery for this ode to that special someone with a beautiful caramel skinned misses, who plays the role of Jay Burna’s love interest.
NEW VIDEO BY GARADH
A few days after the official release of “Need a change”, its third full-length album, Swiss alternative/indie rock Garadh unveiled an official music video for the single “Every single day”, directed by Blaise Villars and available right now on YouTube.
MELISSA MANCHESTER’S NEW SINGLE “BIG LIGHT” FEATURING AL JARREAU
“Big Light,” the new single from GRAMMY winner Melissa Manchester, goes to radio the week of June 15. The track, which is from her latest album, You Gotta Love the Life, features the legendary vocalist Al Jarreau. “Big Light” marks Manchester and Jarreau’s first recording together since “The Music of Goodbye,” their duet for the 1985 Academy Award-winning film Out of Africa, although the longtime friends have since toured together. Stream “Big Light” HERE.
THE KARPINKA BROTHERS’ ALBUM PREVIEW
The Karpinka Brothers release their new album You Can Count On Me on September 4. Watch an exclusive album preview video via YouTube HERE. The LP is the band’s third full-length release following 2012’s There’s A Light. The band will be performing at the Regina Folk Festival with a full national tour to be announced soon.
SONG FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS GALA
World renowned guitarist, JOE SATRIANI and UN Musical Director ROBIN DIMAGGIO, have teamed up to compose and produce a new song entitled, “Music Without Words” to be unveiled at the June 30th Annual Presidential General Assembly of the UN 69th Session Gala in New York City. The Assembly and Gala feature world dignitaries as well as the Heads of States from nations across the globe. Accompanying the song will be a video, compiled by the UN, featuring footage of people the world over.
The song was co-written by the two exclusively for this event and produced by DiMaggio as the UN Musical Director. On his collaboration with SATRIANI, DiMaggio stated “Working with Joe has brought a new meaning to music, this masterpiece was a collaboration of elegance and prestige. This unforgettable melody is for all the human beings in sync with enlightenment and peace.”
STEVEN WILSON PARTNERS WITH YAHOO! FOR LIVESTREAM JUNE 13
Prolific singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and multiple Grammy-nominee, Steven Wilson, has teamed up with Yahoo! Music for a livestream of his show on Saturday, June 13, live from The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Wilson brings his critically acclaimed visual experience to the living rooms of fans across the globe as he just set out on the first leg of his North American tour in support of his current release, his fourth solo release, Hand. Cannot. Erase. (Kscope). This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen.
COLE CLARK GUITARS COME TO NY
Since 1984, one of the main things that has made Long Island’s prime guitar outlet and music school so unique has been their passion for quality and service to both their customers and students. But most recently, yet another concept has allowed All Music Inc. of Plainview to stand-out amongst guitar connoisseurs: their partnership with Melbourne, Australia’s Cole Clark Guitars.
As the only Long Island and Amazon.com dealer of the distinctive steel string acoustic guitars, All Music prides itself on the partnership with the largest collection of Cole Clark Guitars in stock. The prime acoustics to use a Spanish heel or integral neck construction which allows for a unique sound, Cole Clark Guitars also include a patented pickup system aimed at finding a more natural tone when amplified. Combining classical construction with original and innovative design concepts and manufacturing techniques–all solid timber using mostly native Australian tone woods that are largely sustainable–help to produce a lighter, stronger, unique guitar with a naturally amplified sound and the advantage of top-of-the-line quality craftsmanship. Put simply, the guitars are “Made different to sound different”.
RYAN FARISH’S ALBUM PREVIEW
Not all electronic music is created for the festivals or clubs, so for the discerning listener searching for something a bit deeper, American producer, DJ and Billboard-charting artist Ryan Farish offers up the perfect solution. By avoiding trends and making music that touches deeper parts of the soul, Ryan’s sound is for the artist working on their masterpiece, the student in need of a soothing soundtrack while studying for exams or the meditator on retreat.