NEW SINGLE BY THE LEGENDARY GOLDEN RIVER SHOW BAND
The Legendary Golden River Show Band returns with Wall-To-Wall and Tree Top-Tall on Friday, September 4th. Quick Before it Melts premiered “The Halfway,” the first single from the EP, this morning.
Following their Mike O’Neill (Inbreds) produced debut EP, Greatest Hits Vol. 2, The Legendary Golden River Show Band has delivered a brand new collection of good-natured country-rock. Channeling acts that range from pre-Gene Parsons era Byrds to post-Graham Parsons era Flying Burrito Brothers, four new studio scorchers were summoned from Canada’s Muscle Shoals – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
THE COMO BROTHERS LIVE NEXT WEEK
Known for combining their love of blues, pop, and rock n’ roll in their music as well as having licensed their songs on TV shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Matt and Andrew Como, collectively known as The Como Brothers Band, recently finished recording their new Imagination EP with Grammy Award winning producer Graham Marsh (Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green) at Germano Studios, NYC. To celebrate the August release of their new EP, the band will perform on Friday, June 19th at 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Long Island Cares “Music to Meals” charity event.
To add to the momentous occasion, keyboardist Andy Burton–who’s played with the likes of Rufus Wainwright and John Mayer–will be joining them on stage along with Aaron Sterling who played drums on Taylor Swift’s Red Album and who is currently the drummer in The John Mayer Band.
DEATHDEALER ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR THIS SUMMER
Although the forthcoming sophomore release from DeathDealer, ‘Hallowed Ground,’ won’t be arriving until September 11th (via SMG Records), the band – led by ex-Manowar/Dictators guitarist Ross the Boss – will be hitting the road this summer, with a string of Euro dates.
“I cannot wait to hit the stage again and reconnect with all our friends in Europe,” says Ross. “HAIL AND KILL!!”
LAMB OF GOD “512”
Richmond, VA based heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated seventh full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, on July 24, 2015 via Epic Records.
THE WEEKND RELEASES NEW SINGLE ” CAN’T FEEL MY FACE”
“Can’t Feel My Face” marks the first single from the artist’s forthcoming third full-length album out later this year through XO/Republic Records.
Co-written by THE WEEKND and produced by Max Martin, THE WEEKND debuted the single with a live performance at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference in conjunction with the announcement of Beats Music.
GAYTHEIST X JOSH HUGHES “RABBITS”
GAY*BITS is a split LP from two of Portland’s most exciting underground rock ‘n’ roll bands: GAYTHEIST and RABBITS. Like two sides of the same strange coin, GAY*BITS showcases the wherewithal the two power trios summon to run in different directions with the same basic tools and material. Attacking the split LP format as a collaborative challenge rather than simply a vehicle for two distinct EPs, GAY*BITS funnels, fuses, and distills the best of both their wacked-out worlds into twelve nuggets of hook-laden noise rock. Sharing songs, singers, and so-called humor, GAYTHEIST and RABBITS get up inside each others’ warped heads and in each others’ faces like never before, bringing out the best of both for a rollicking ridealong through a razorbladed candyland of catchy riffs, bruising beats, and surprises galore. GAY*BITS is to be released on August 21st, 2015 via GOOD TO DIE RECORDS.
HELLBASTARD “WE ARE COVEN”
Iconic UK crust metal crossover unit, HELLBASTARD, will unleash the perilous fruits of Feral, their forthcoming new full-length, this July via PATAC Records.
MUSE’S ‘DRONES’ OUT TODAY
Today Muse released their seventh studio album – Drones – on Warner Bros. Records. The album was co-produced by Muse and Robert John “Mutt” Lange and contains 12 tracks. To purchase the album on iTunes, click HERE. Drones features current single “Dead Inside” which has been at the top of the Mediabase and Billboard Modern Rock Charts for four consecutive weeks and is the trio’s fourth #1 song.
GRACE VONDERKUHN NEW VIDEO
Today, Grace Vonderkuhn, the fuzzy-tinged darling of garage rock, renowned for embracing and combining the sounds of her influences, unleashed to the world her video for “Nowhere to Go”.
“[Nowhere to Go] appears on her self-titled EP and showcases her unique blend of garage, glam, psych, punk and classic rock, with the video reflecting some of those psychedelic vibes as well.” -Sarah Murphy, Exclaim!
ZAC NELSON SHARES FULL STREAM OF “FANTASTIC, ENTRANCING”
Zac Nelson conjures a freak matrimony of chaos and beauty for New Once, his first album released via Brooklyn’s Styles Upon Styles (Archie Pelago, Gut Nose, Gabriel Garzon Montano). Born in Illinois and based in Sacramento, Nelson cultivates a daunting discography of pop experiments across a myriad of personas, collaborations and solo affairs. A feral drummer, versatile vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he performs with ALAK and Biosexual, recorded as CHLL PLL w/ Zach Hill of Death Grips and maintains a steady output of solo material. His past excursions in leftfield rock (Charbroile [Debacle, 2012]) and blasted sound design (Exis [Further, 2013]), meld into one beautiful orgy of sound in his most idiosyncratic album to date.
DANCES “HOLY FOOL” VIDEO
Brooklyn band Dances will release its debut LP, Keep Talking, on September 4th via Black Bell Records/Gigawatts Records. The band shared an early taste of the record with album track “Holy Fool,” and now they’ve released a video that perfectly fits the song’s apathetic vibe. You can watch the “Holy Fool” video where it premiered with Stereogum
PETER ROSENBERG CREATES HIW OWN HIP HOP FESTIVAL
PeterPalooza, Peter Rosenberg’s annual birthday concert, today announced that A$AP Rocky will headline #PeterPaloozaIV on July 23, 2015 at the legendary Best Buy Theater in Times Square. Vic Mensa, Bodega Bamz and Remy Banks will also take the stage.
Called “one of the most influential hosts on hip-hop radio” by The New Yorker, Rosenberg, heard every morning on HOT 97, brings together his hand-picked line-up for what is always one of the summer’s biggest and most influential hip hop events. This PeterPalooza is especially exciting because of the long and storied history I have with all of the artists –particularly A$AP Rocky who I have known for so long and who just dropped such an incredible album,” said Peter Rosenberg. “This year is also especially New York heavy which I’m super excited about.”
Previous Peterpalooza artists have included Meek Mill, Action Bronson, Tyler the Creator, Schoolboy Q, and more.
Tickets for PeterPalooza at Best Buy Theater go on sale Friday, June 12th at 12pm and will be available at www.AXS.com, 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at the Best Buy Theater box office (no service charge) located at 1515 Broadway at W. 44th Street, 212.930.1950.
E REIGN NEW VIDEO
Prepping his debut on the hip-hop scene, rapper E-Reign has released his newest single “Need More” to introduce his brand to a wider audience, touch the soul and promote the realness. “Need More” is a flurry of hi-hats and snares, a soulful sample chorus, and wavy synths that create a New York vibe (something the rapper feels many artists from his city are afraid to stand behind) and a go-and-get-it attitude to match, brought on by E-Reign’s desire to further his craft and build his empire. In addition, the single serves to uplift the members of the community and encourage them to constantly strive for more, no matter how much they have already accomplished.
EMPIRE PARK. “WE’RE OK”
“We’re OK” is the first single from the band’s forthcoming debut EP, expected late 2015. The single was recorded with Hobart-based producer/recording engineer Tim Kling of Sylphonic Productions. Tim’s past credits include working with Bertie Blackman, Ella Hooper and many more. The record was recorded, mixed and produced by Tim between the Palais Theatre in Franklin, and Sylphonic Productions home studio, and was mastered by Mandy Parnell (Tame Impala, Bjork, APHEX TWIN).
OLD MAN LUEDECKE “EARLY DAYS” VIDEO
Canada’s favorite banjo savant Old Man Luedecke announced last week that he’ll release his sixth studio album Domestic Eccentric next month on July 24th via True North Records. His latest video for “Early Days,” which premiered today on The Bluegrass Situation, was filmed during a recording session for the new album. “It was shot in the cabin I built in the woods behind my house where we made the record,” says Luedecke. “It starts with footage from inside the backhoe we had to hire to plow a road through the three and a half feet of snow to the cabin to get the gear in. You can hear Tim O’Brien and I discussing playing the individual strings of a chord to kick off the song just like the songs on Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Gospel album. It looks like we’re having fun making the record, I think. The end shots are from my 39th birthday party that same night.”
WATCH: Old Man Luedecke’s “Early Days” video via Bluegrass Situation:
FREE POPSICLES IN BOSTON ON SATURDAY
It’s officially summer time, which means awesome summer movies and hot days. We’re celebrating both with the release of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and the start of summer with FREE FROZEN POPS this Saturday, June 13 in Boston.
Check out locations below – @Sal’sPizza Fenway’s Brand New Location at 51 Brookline Ave. at 11:30am-4:30EST, and 2:45 P.M.Harvard Square Near The T @Sals_Pizza.
PAUL DOFFING NEW VIDEO TRIBUTE
Paul Doffing penned this mellow tribute for television personality, rainforest-dweller and “Barefoot Sensei” Mick Dodge who retweeted the video shortly after its premiere. Having recently toured the country on his bicycle – where he pedaled 7,000 miles and played over 100 shows — Doffing certainly knows the criteria.
THE WALKING WHO NEW SINGLE
Sydney based psych-rock trio The Walking Who (Rohin Brown, Jay(Bird) and Paul Mclean) have today announced a brand new single ‘My Future Wife’ alongside news of a Sydney single launch and forthcoming UK/EU tour – this will be the band’s first return to Europe since their debut in 2014, which saw Maz Tuppuni of UK’s Communion/XFM proclaim it was one of his favourite gigs of the year. As part of the run of dates, The Walking Who will headline a Communion showcase at The Old Blue Last in London on 22nd July.
Listen to new single ‘My Future Wife’, which premiered yesterday on The 405 here:
ANIMAUX RELEASE NEW SINGLE
Melbourne seven-piece, Animaux, have released a new single ‘Come On Over’. To celebrate the release, the band have announced an east coast tour this August. Following an incredible response to the release of their 2013 EP Vale St, Animaux have continued their rise as one of Melbourne’s most talked about live acts.
“PETRICHRIST” NEW SINGLE BY ELYSIA
This is Elysia’s first official full-length album, existing as part of her Shenandoah Series but now released by FaltyDL’s Blueberry Records. It’s a concept study that follows Virginian American history, exploring brownness as more than culture or othering, as geology. As mud, dirt and mineral, enmeshed in lithic, vast time scales.
American narratives are re-examined on this level: narratives of colonized and colonizer, slave histories, impact events and fern spikes, two-spirit and queer indigenous histories. Trans-ontologies are given voice and resonance.
MUSICIAN MACHINE GUN KELLY JOINS FORCES WITH GRAMMY U®
In partnership with GRAMMY U®, recording artist Machine Gun Kelly has announced his upcoming tour dates and is launching a contest in search of the most talented violinists to participate in his upcoming Summer Tour Series surrounding the release of his highly-anticipated sophomore album. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles on July 1st and is set to run through August 27th ending in Miami. As part of the contest, in each city, MGK will feature a selected local young violinist to perform on stage as a part of the performance of his current single “A Little More.” The concert will feature performances of songs from the upcoming album as well as a few of his hits from his debut album Lace Up. The contest will kick off on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
HEMMING “I’LL NEVER BE THE MAN FOR YOU” SINGLE OUT NOW
Custard Records is thrilled to announce that they will be releasing the debut full length album from Hemming, due out on July 24th. The release of the this self-titled debut marks the re-launch of Custard Records, the Los Angeles based label run by songwriter and producer Linda Perry. “I’m beyond proud of Hemming” says Perry, “Making this record was pure, raw and fun. There’s a familiar stabbing warmth in Hemming’s songwriting much like hot chocolate by a warm fire while resting your head on a pillow filled with pins and needles. This is the perfect album to relaunch Custard Records, simply because it’s honest.”
LEFT LANE CRUISER PREMIERES THEIR LATEST STUDIO ALBUM
Left Lane Cruiser, a hard-rocking blues band from Indiana, delivers a pot-fueled adventure on their latest record. Armed with big, buzzing guitars, relentless drums and threats to “smoke napalm with the bamboo skins,” it’s a fun, wild ride, and according to singer and guitarist Freddie J IV, it was just as pleasant to write.
K CAMP NEW SINGLE
K Camp is ready to heat up the summer with his new single “Comfortable.” 2015 has proven to be great year for the Atlanta based rapper who was selected for XXL’s 2015 Freshman Class. The single is now available for digital download and streaming, his debut album is due later this summer.
DOUBLE A SIDE BY SVIDA
Scandinavian production duo Svida continue their rise to prominence this year with another brand new release in the shape of double A side ‘Don’t Clap / Go Figure’, dropped via Junior Sanchez’ ever impressive Brobot imprint.
Svida display their always-impressive production skills on ‘Don’t Clap’, providing slinky, staggered house beats and bouncing low end, with the result being a cut that’s full of compacted energy, whilst ‘Go Figure’ is a tingling, infectious dance floor filler with its perfectly executed chirping beats and minimalist breakdown.
MALPAS NEW SINGLE
‘Where The River Runs’ is the sumptuous second single from Malpas, due for release on Killing Moon Records on 17th June 2015. One of the highlights from their forthcoming debut album ‘Rain River Sea’, it layers swelling synths, intricate rhythms and mandolins under falsetto vocals to create a compelling slice of folk-tinged electronica.
Malpas is singer-songwriter Ali Forbes and producer Andy Savours, who has worked
with The Horrors, Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine amongst others.
“A COUNTRY WEDDING” HALLMARK MOVIE
Jesse Metcalfe, Autumn Reeser & Lauren Holly star in “A Country Wedding” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Saturday, June 27 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8C). Before his wedding to his movie star fiancée, country music sensation Bradley Suttons must visit his rural hometown to sell his family’s former house. While there, he reconnects with Sarah – an old friend he gave his late mother’s ring to during their make-believe childhood wedding. The longer Bradley stays in the place he once called home, the closer he grows to Sarah and the man he once was. As his wedding date approaches, Bradley must decide if his heart belongs to his glamorous fiancée or the woman he gave a ring to all those years ago.
“A Country Wedding” is part of Hallmark Channel’s “June Weddings” programming celebration. Jesse Metcalfe makes his world premiere on-screen television singing debut with three beautifully sung country songs, “Love Don’t Die Easy,” “Cowboy Rides Away” and “Lifting My Heart,” recorded in Bryan Adams’ studio, exclusively for this Hallmark Channel Original Movie.
RUNAWAY SAINTS RELEASE FIRST SINGLE “BROOKYLN NIGHTS”
Runaway Saints are the new guys in town, but the road here was long and winding. Originally from Providence, Rhode Island the band (Johnny Gates, Jamie Jarbeau, and Matt Scanlon), traded in the traditional next step of college, for a van and trailer and hit the road, writing, recording and beginning to build a touring base for themselves.
Knowing they were serious about this dream, the guys started eyeing Nashville and sent a random email to producer Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift). By the time Nathan wrote back, the guys were making the 18-hour drive to his house to play a set for him in his living room. Shortly after that trip, they were making another one back to Nashville, but this time there was a moving truck involved.\