FOX AND FOWL RELEASES ‘ELIZA’ VIDEO
With a successful East Coast tour almost complete, Fox & Fowl has provided yet another treat to with the release of the video for single ‘Eliza’.
Revealing the group’s brand new lineup as a trio, the video flips between performance shots of the band and a clearly besotted couple. ‘Eliza’ is the first of the recent Fox & Fowl tracks recorded with super producer Steve Schram (San Cisco, Paul Kelly) who picked them out of hundreds of entries to record as part of John Butler’s Seed Fund.
MARK MCGRATH HOOKS UP WITH PLEDGEMUSIC.COM
Mark McGrath, an American singer from Southern California, is best known as the lead singer of the groundbreaking band Sugar Ray. Mark co-starred in last summers indie hit Sharknado 2 and has a role in this summer’s sequel Sharknado 3. In addition to his role in Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, opening July 16th, he was the co-host of Extra, and hosted Don’t Forget The Lyrics as well as TV show Killer Karaoke.
Though Sugar Ray is still together and as Mark puts it, “Rocking stages around the world,” Mark is excited to announce his debut solo record and he has chosen to work with PledgeMusic, the groundbreaker in the direct-to-fan platform.
MASTODON PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ASLEEP IN THE DEEP”
“This concept was birthed out of my curiosity about what a cat really does at night while we are asleep,” says Skinner. “Where do they go? Cats have a very mysterious myth to them and I thought it would be cool to explore that, as little nocturnal heroes. I decided to put a sort of Joseph Campbell hero myth spin on it and add some Jodorowsky psychedelia as well. I’m more than excited about the way it came out! I love it!”
VAULTS TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “CRY NO MORE”
Critically acclaimed London trio VAULTS will release their latest single “Cry No More” to all digital retailers June 30, 2015. In addition, a remix of “Cry No More” by Sasha will be exclusively available on Beatport beginning June 30.
EDITORS NEW VIDEO
Editors follow ‘No Harm’, their first new music in two years which “leaked” via a hidden track on a Play It Again Sam label sampler, with the release of a further new song, ‘Marching Orders’ today.
Coming in at just short of 8 minutes ‘Marching Orders’, in all its unexpurgated glory, was recorded by the band in the Western Highlands of Scotland in early 2015 and mixed by Alan Moulder.
DIMOND SAINTS UNVEIL NEW SINGLE ‘AUTOMATON’
Incredibly tight production and intricate layering shape what is one of Dimond Saints biggest original releases yet. Automaton starts off with a welcoming yet haunting melodic tone before dropping into a spacious yet rather large groove with insanely large drums that seats the buzzing synths, ethereal voices and huge clean bass so well. The balance between hard and driving and soft and inviting is in perfect harmony.
THE DAISIES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE “MEXICO”
The Dead Daisies are proud to announce the U.S. release of their new album, Revolución on July 31, 2015. The Daisies will return to the States this summer to promote it when they join David Coverdale and his iconic band, Whitesnake for part of their current Purple Tour during July and August. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
The Daisies just finished an impressive European tour with KISS on their 40th Anniversary Tour. Along the way, they left a pile of fans in their wake with monster sets at the largest festivals in Europe including Download (UK), Rockavaria (Germany), Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium) and more. Kerrang! was on hand and observed, “Sunday morning at Donington Park is rarely the most energetic of moments but The Dead Daisies all-star cast do a sterling job of banishing hangovers with slick-as-a-Vaselined-otter classic rock.”
NORTHERN AMERICAN PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “MODERN PHENOMENA”
Modern Phenomena arrived earlier this month via Heist Or Hit Records, leading Buzzbands.LA to compare listening to the album to “sitting on a hilltop looking out above LA’s sprawl,” and The Line Of Best Fit to state, “if you like your pop-rock mind-blowingly huge, then this’ll be right up your street.”
SOULHEAD.COM TAKES IT HOME WITH LISA LISA
On Thursday, June 25, 2015, leading music lifestyle website soulhead.com announces, SOULstice, the celebration of summer songs, leading with writer Michael A. Gonzales’ celebration of thirty-summers of Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam’s thrilling first single, “I Wonder If I Take You Home.” Released in 1985, the song, produced by Brooklyn residents, Full Force, was one of the most popular tracks of the season. “With its heavy synths, Linn drums and irresistible bassline, the defiant groove and teenage romanticism of the soulful single became an anthem,” Gonzales writes. A native New Yorker, Gonzales documents Lisa Lisa’s breathtaking ascent from Hell’s Kitchen nobody to the top of the pop charts dance diva. “Since it’s realese, ‘I Wonder If I Take You Home’ has been one of my favorite summer songs.”
JUICY J PREMIERES “FOR EVERYBODY”
GRAMMY ®-nominated rapper Juicy J has premiered the “For Everybody” video featuring Wiz Khalifa and R. City today on VEVO – check it out HERE. Fans can tune in to REVOLT for the first on-air broadcast of the new video all day today and for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage captured on set. “For Everybody” is the first single off of Juicy J’s upcoming album THC: The Hustle Continues, due out later this year via Columbia Records.
CATTLE DECAPITATION NEW SINGLE
San Diego deathgrinders, CATTLE DECAPITATION, will make their Decibel Flexi Series debut in the August 2015 issue with previously unreleased track, “Cannibalistic Invasivorism.” The ravaging new hymn – which will not appear on the band’s forthcoming new full-length, The Anthropocene Extinction – is currently available for public ingestion courtesy of MetalSucks.
PITBULL X CHRIS BROWN = “FUN”
Check out the Miami-Vice themed music video for Pitbull’s “Fun” ft. Chris Brown. The video was shot in Miami and directed by Gil Green (John Legend, Rick Ross, Lil’ Wayne.)
THE IVORY VIDEO “I’M A MESS”
Shane Crump is best known for his role as the bassist for pop-metal icons Alesana, but did you know he has a, dare we say, softer-side? His new project, The Ivory, is a piano-based dose of infectiously warming pop music. The new video “I’m A Mess” (ft. Sierra Kay) premiered exclusively with Crave Online and is the first taste of the debut EP Gloom. The record will be released independently on 6/30.
FIREBUG SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
FireBug’s new full album Homeostasis is set for a September 15 release. According to Jules Shapiro, lead guitarist and cofounder, “This album presents a new dynamic in our band, both with our sound and our approach.”
Juliette Tworsey, the band’s lead singer, met Jules in the Wicker Park section of Chicago, where they immersed themselves in the Chicago music scene and formed FireBug. They moved to Los Angeles, living behind the Silverlake Lounge, where they regular hosted “Firelight” events and invited four or five local east side bands to play there. Then, they found themselves drawn to the laissez-faire, musically-charged atmosphere of New Orleans.
SHAWN MENDES DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR HIT SINGLE “STITCHES”
Over the weekend, fans used Shazam to unlock the trailer for the new music video of Shawn Mendes’ single, “Stitches,” and have been clamoring for the full reveal ever since. After catapulting hashtag, #NewStitchesVideoToday, to trend worldwide on Twitter, the wait is finally over! Shawn delighted fans when he dropped the eagerly awaited full music video for his current hit single, which is available now on VEVO.
LATIN SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME 2015
Musical giants Hector Ochoa Cardenas, Emilio Estefan, Myriam Hernandez, Gustavo Santaolalla, Alvaro Torres and Diego Torres will become the latest Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductees at the 3rd annual star-studded LA MUSA AWARDS to be held at The Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater on Thursday October 15th, 2015.
LISTEN TO TWIN WITHIN’S FIRST SINGLE “BERNIE”
Bernie comes from a place of discovery, with Steve McKay relaying, “Writing melodies and coming up with arrangements comes really easy to me, but writing lyrics is tough. When we were writing songs for this record, I was listening to a lot of Elton John and thinking about that whole Bernie Taupin lyricist-partner thing. It’s like it would be so much easier if somebody else would write the lyrics for me and I could just hammer out the hooks”. Describing the writing process, he continues, “We were going for a bit of a James Taylor vibe with the arrangement – it’s just an acoustic guitar, tic-tac bass, piano and floor tom. We specifically recorded this with a classical music engineer, Kirk Starkey, with the hope that he might pull a little more out of the acoustic instruments and the Church where we recorded. I think he did a pretty good job”.
KARRIN ALLYSON CD RELEASE
Four-time Grammy nominee, singer/pianist Karrin Allyson, has confirmed the 9/18 release of ‘Many a New Day (Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein)’. The 14-song collection features Allyson’s romantic, sly and swinging take on songs that have become part of our cultural fabric, from ‘Oh, What a Beautiful Morning’ to ‘Happy Talk’ to ‘I Cain’t Say No’ and numerous others. A full track listing follows. The collection, which marks the singer’s debut on the Motéma label, features the distinctive pairing of Kenny Barron on piano and John Patitucci on bass (only the second time the two have recorded together.)
‘Many a New Day’ is Allyson’s first release with Motéma. “I’m excited to join this great label and debut with this incredible project. I feel powerfully drawn to the world of Rodgers and Hammerstein, because of the classic American stories and the gorgeous melodies. It’s near perfect music.”
NOVA HEART “LACKLUSTER NO.”
Looking for something that might just blow-your-eyes-into-outer-space? Well this is it. Nova Heart have just announced the release of their new single ‘Lackluster No’ due to be shortly followed by their new album. This band is huge in China with over 700,000 streams on Xiami (media streaming platform), over 200,000 views on LeTV (Chinese Netflix) and 150,000 hits on Youku (Chinese YouTube). With universal accolade pouring in from some of the biggest music publications on planet earth, and with no fewer than 350 live shows performed in four years, Nova Heart are ready to take Europe by storm.
SIR THE BAPTIST “RAISE HELL”
Sir the Baptist and On The Grind Management, in association with Black Entertainment Television (BET) Networks, are proud to premiere the debut music video from Chicago-based recording artist – SIR THE BAPTIST. “Raise Hell” is a powerful pop/gospel/hip hop record that pulls from current events and Sir’s life experiences to make a statement. As Sir states, “I’m a preacher’s kid. My father was a pastor, and most of my brothers are pastors.
JOIN RINGO STARR ON HIS BIRTHDAY FOR WORLDWIDE #PEACEANDLOVE CELEBRATION AT NOON ON JULY 7
RINGO STARR will celebrate his birthday Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. Ringo and his wife Barbara will join family, friends and fans in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood and share a “Peace & Love” salute at Noon. The now traditional Peace & Love celebration is open to the public and Ringo invites everyone everywhere to think or say Peace & Love or share #PeaceandLove, at Noon their local time, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
This idea was born in 2005 when Ringo was asked what he would like for his birthday, and his reply was “more Peace & Love.” Ever since, he has invited the public to join him wherever he is on his birthday and extends the ask to “everyone everywhere to think, say or do #PeaceandLove at Noon their local time.” So the Peace & Love moment moves over the planet starting at Noon in New Zealand to Noon in Hawaii and everywhere in between.
This July sees London based Supersonic Media return with a summer banger in the form of “Waiting” by Jodz.
Mancunian Jodz has been making waves as one half of The Beat Corporation remixing the likes of Zed Bias and Mike Delinquent and here Jodz’s presents his debut solo release “Waiting”. Jodz, as an established producer and songwriter, has always adopted the policy to create effective house music with no limitations and boundaries. From deep house /nu disco /soulful house /dance & electro with deep heavy basslines, the vibe is reminiscent of the old school house & garage era he grew up in.. with melodies playing a big part in the sound too.
CAROUSEL NEW ALBUM
Pittsburgh hard rock heroes CAROUSEL will release their sophomore LP 2113 on August 28 via Tee Pee Records. The eagerly-anticipated follow up to CAROUSEL’s revered debut, Jeweler’s Daughter — an album that was hailed as “riff-laden” and “epic” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and landed near the top of many “Best of 2013” year-end lists — 2113 is a midnight binge-blur of muscular, dynamic R’N’R, filled with timeless hooks and killer, scorching solos. On the new album, CAROUSEL welcomes new guitarist Matt Goldsborough — also of Pentagram and The Skull — into the band, joining the formidable lineup of Dave Wheeler (guitar, vocals), Jake Leger (drums) and Jim Wilson (bass).
THE AMAZING SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “SAFE ISLAND” WITH STEREOGUM
The Amazing have shared their new video for “Safe Island” with Stereogum. The clip is the second in a series of three directed by London design firm Shilling & Shilling for the band’s fourth studio album, Picture You. Lead designer William Shilling said:
“Part of concept was a continuation from the previous video, “Picture You” – exploring the main character of the woman further and the idea of someone watching and following her. The idea came from the title of the track and its sound. They both have a kind of nostalgic happiness for the first section – but the end re-contextualises everything, making it feel pretty dark. So for the second half we tried to flip those feelings on their head and imply something a bit dark or nightmarish. To convey that, we went for a lot of static shots – kind of strange picture postcards that bring back a smash of memories – in this case pretty murky ones. We also used odd close ups – a bit stalkerish or like a lover’s old memory, straddling the line of both we hope.”
JEREMY PINNELL “RODEO”
Jeremy Pinnell, Northern Kentucky’s son from across the river, is a soft-spoken man, born to an area that is equal parts Southern hospitality, Northern attitude and Midwestern charm. Raised from humble beginnings of singing in church and learning the guitar from his father, his craft quickly made heads turn and rooms fall silent. But with his departure from home at 18 to venture into the unknown with only his music, this young man soon found himself surrounded by the demons of the world he used to try and sing away.
KILLA KALI X DIRTYDIGGS SINGLE
Killa Kali and DirtyDiggs are preparing to release their new EP, “Kalimari Kalcium” and release their new single, “Brocolli Soup”!