SOUNDTRACK TO UPCOMING FILM SOUTHPAW FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER EMINEM
Southpaw (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture), the soundtrack to The Weinstein Company motion picture Southpaw, will be released on July 24th — the same day the film hits theaters — via Shady Records/Interscope Records. Eminem serves as Executive Producer of the album, which includes two tracks from the multi-platinum rapper: the first single, “Phenomenal,” and “Kings Never Die,” featuring Gwen Stefani. Eminem also appears on two songs from his side project with Royce Da 5’9″, Bad Meets Evil. In addition, the soundtrack includes music from 50 Cent, The Weeknd, Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$, Slaughterhouse and more. In addition, the soundtrack includes two arrangements from the late James Horner, the Academy Award-winning composer (Titanic, Avatar) who scored the film and tragically passed away earlier this week.
HORTLAX COBRA VIDEO FOR “I’M STILL HERE”
Hortlax Cobra is a dance project by John Eriksson of Peter Bjorn & John. The video, directed by Bell & Light, features presumably the persona of the Hortlax Cobra watching a TV set of a Ane Brun sitting at a table, drinking wine continuously. The song itself is bouncy and features interesting synth patterns and textures. Ane Brun has an absolutely stunning voice, giving a sense of elegance to the electronics. It’s a weird separation from the listener to the video of Brun at the table, looking bored and trapped in a TV set. The happiness and joy from the song itself hits another layer of disconnect from what’s going on in the video, and transforms the visual into something sweet and unrequited. A beautiful video for a beautiful track.
BILLY RAY DEIZ NEW SINGLE “ROLLIN'” GAINING MOMENTUM
The new single ROLLIN is making noise on ReverbNation Rock chart at #6 in Portland and is selling worldwide distribution via Gracie Productions; gearing up for major promotion to break ROLLIN in Europe.
Here’s the chart: Stuart Epps/ (Elton John, George Harrison), et al, co-produced in London, with Cliff Goldmacher in Nashville and Kevin Hahn in Portland.
NEW ALBUM BY MORIARTY
Moriarty release their brand new album ‘Epitaph’ on 6th July via Air Rytmo. Live, the band combine entrancing sounds of guitars, harmonica, banjo, Jew’s harp, bass and more seemingly randomly choice of instruments with the soulful, seductive and pure voice of lead singer Rosemary, a cross between Joan Baez, Gillian Welch and Nina Simone, and deliver an off-beat structure and glaring melodies to some intriguing effects. Not to be missed!
Destination Unknown shows several sides of WATERTANK, the band merging grittier, noise rock-influenced elements and infectious, melodious alternative/post-rock atmospheres. One of the prime tracks on the new album, the infectious and airy “Contrails” effortlessly heaves the band’s output into the atmosphere, leaving its mark behind, as its name implies. If you’re into Torche, Quicksand, Jawbox, Sense Field and Failure, WATERTANK is something for you experience, and “Contrails” is the perfect way to get you there.
THE RECEIVER, ALLMUSIC.COM STREAM UPCOMING ALBUM “ALL BURN”
Midwest symphonic dream-prog duo, The Receiver, has teamed up with AllMusic.com to stream the band’s forthcoming album, All Burn, before it hits stores next week via Kscope. Stream All Burn exclusively at:
SHAGGY X CHRONIXX VIDEO
The talent of Shaggy is far beyond the ability to make hits, but also a gift and ear to pinpoint future stars. In 2012, Shaggy realized the talent of a young up and coming reggae artist named Chronixx, new to many, at the time but Shaggy saw a star.
In 2013 Shaggy teamed up with Chronixx and collaborated with grammy award winning producers Sly and Robbie – to record the single “Bridges”. This single was featured on Shaggy’s Grammy nominated album “Out of Many One Music” produced by Sly & Robbie and Sting International.
EDDIE GOMEZ RELEASES UPBEAT RETRO POP SINGLE “CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (BAD MAN)”
Singer-songwriter Eddie Gomez released his upbeat new single “Catch Me If You Can (Bad Man).” The retro pop track, complete with horns and a hypnotic melody, is the 2nd release from Gomez in 2015. You can stream “Catch Me If You Can (Bad Man)” on Huffington Post. Gomez will be performing at the Staples Center on July 16th during halftime at the LA Sparks game, where “Catch Me If You Can (Bad Man)” will make its live debut. The performance is in partnership with the LA Sparks and LA’s Best (the nations largest after school program serving 26,000 kids daily at nearly 200 locations throughout Los Angeles).
KWAME BINEA SHAKEDOWN RELEASES NEW SINGLE
Singer-songwriter, Kwame Binea who fronts the Kwame Binea Shakedown co-wrote and produced “Hang On” with guitarist, Justin Wilcox, via Pelopos Entertainment Group. The track sends an inspiring message that encourages little brothers to take control of their lives and save themselves from any hardships or disheartened feelings they are suffering from. The video meshes live performance footage with compelling images that accentuate the broader symbolism and inspiration behind the song. This funk/rock/soul song not only has an uplifting message but also, an uplifting and catchy melody. ”Hang On” displays Kwame’s soulful and unique vocals along with a bittersweet instrumental break. Kwame Binea along with the rest of his band are dynamic performers and have acquired a solid fan base at New York’s most iconic concert venues including the Brooklyn Bowl, Mercury Lounge and Rockwood Music Hall. Keep an eye out for their upcoming EP due out July 17th.
WILSON STREAM NEW ALBUM WITH ALTERNATIVE PRESS
Right To Rise is a raging engine full of conviction and heart, driven by the fuel of their hometown, Detroit. The songs tread forward with drum pummeling beats and killer leads. The album buckles listeners in on a memorable journey, demanding head banging and fist pumping. The Detroit Free Press raves, “Wilson’s new album looks poised to propel the band onto the wider rock radar” and Metal Injection declares Wilson, “sounds like He Is Legend and Andrew W.K. got together and wrote a hooky, riff-stuffed party anthem that demands to be blasted.”
ROSES & REVOLUTIONS “ECHO”
Rochester, NY based, Roses & Revolutions is Alyssa Coco and Matt Merritt who have shared stages with The Head and the Heart, The Lone Bellow, and many more. Their music has appeared in soundtracks everywhere from MTV and Vh1 to Showtime and E!
TWIN SHADOW ANNOUNCES NIGHT RALLY TOUR
Twin Shadow, aka George Lewis Jr., has announced new tour dates for the Night Rally Tour. This past April, the band was forced to go on hiatus after being involved in a bus accident. The tour will kick off on August 21st in Portland, OR, and crisscross the U.S. and Canada through mid-October. Tickets for most shows go on sale to the public this Friday, June 26th,
EP FROM JACA ZULU & B3NBI ‘GRAINE’
“This project is the seed of love and appreciation of life I wish to plant in myself and anyone else open to the message,” says Jaca. “I open my heart and mind with faith that it will inspire others to do the same.”
RAZORRAPE ALBUM TRAILER VIDEO
RazorRape from the south of Sweden returns with their most aggressive album called “Orgy In Guts“. They are playing death metal/gore grind with some slam tunes. New album has a great mix of fast grinding drums, chunky guitar riffs, guttural vomiting vocals and heavy bulldozer parts.
BROKEN FLESH NEW SINGLE
Luxor Records’ Christian deathcore outfit Broken Flesh are pleased to release another new track from their self-titled follow-up to Warbound on New Noise Magazine and to release the rest of the details on their album. The band has partnered with New Noise Magazine to unleash the album opener, entitled “Valley Of Mass Crucifixion,” to the masses. Vocalist Jacob Mathes commented on the tracks, “The lyrics on the album reflect some of the hardest times we have faced in our lives and where the Holy Spirit was in those times, something that we felt led to share with our audience.”
BAD BAD “DUMPS”
Today, San Francisco’s psychedelic-punks, bAd bAd released their latest music video for their track “DUMPS”. The track comes off of the group’s recent album Waterboredom (released via Grabbing Clouds Records and Tapes). The band also took time to answer some questions regarding their music.
Be sure to head on over to IMPOSE where you can read up on bAd bAd and check out the video for “DUMPS”.
HEIDI BREYER NEW ALBUM
Pianist and composer Heidi Breyer has released a breathtaking new album of unparalleled beauty titled “Letters From Far Away.” The new release is a double solo and piano instrumental album and Heidi’s debut production alongside legendary Will Ackerman (Founder Windham Hill Records) and Tom Eaton. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont and Studio Sound in LA.
Says Heidi, “ ‘Letters From Far Away’ is my musical interpretation of a handful of experiences in the story of one couple, each from different countries, who met in 1960 and after 5 years apart, against all odds, walked the rest of their lives together. It is also about love in all it’s forms, how love is the common denominator that transcends time and links the generations over the course of decades. It is the one thing that connects us all.”
PAUL KUHR NEW TEE SHIRT COMPANY
NOVEMBERS DOOM vocalist Paul Kuhr in partnership with Nikki Miller is proud to announce the launch of INKOGNEETO, a T-Shirt company for the nerd in all of us. Take a gander HERE. Kuhr released the following statement about the new business.
In early 2015 a nerdgasmic idea was born between Nikki Miller and Paul Kuhr, to make great T-Shirts for the inner nerd in all of us. We’re all fans of Science Fiction, Television, Movies, Comic Heroes and their Villains, and most importantly, parody of all the above. Your inner hero needs a costume. We make Tees for your alter ego.
JAMES CHATBURN TAKES ON PRINCE SINGLE
Australian soul singer, songwriter and producer James Chatburn, quietly released his interpretation of Princes’ “Little Red Corvette” today on his Soundcloud profile. Since relocating to Berlin from Sydney, Australia, Chatburn has been steadily building his name, with a few exciting collaborations coming up within the next few months.
LINA FOURO “IN TIME”
IN TIME is a Love Electronic Dance Song Performed by LINA FOURO off her Debut Album THE LOVE CYCLE.“IN TIME” is steeped in the contemporary style of electronic/dance, with an undercurrent of House. “IN TIME” is definitely a powerhouse gem embodied in Lina Fouro’s magnificent creation “THE LOVE CYCLE.”
COMA7 UNVEIL “NO MORE WAR” VIDEO
Israeli 5-piece Coma7 announce the release of “No More War”, the first single from their upcoming debut EP ‘Hunger’. The track is paired with a fantastic stop motion video the band filmed themselves:
CONVERSE RUBBER TRACKS X STEPHEN MARLEY
With the global music platform unlocking the doors to the world’s 12 most iconic recording studios in September 2015, there’s been an amazing registration response thus far, with thousands of applications from aspiring artists, worldwide.
Best known for his work as a member of Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, Stephen Marley reflects on his experience recording at Jamaica’s famed Tuff Gong, and the spirit of the studio. You can watch the video here:
HOLY HOLY ANNOUNCE NATIONAL ‘WHEN THE STORMS WOULD COME’ ALBUM TOUR
One month out from their anticipated debut album release, nostalgic Aussie indie rockers, Holy Holy have today announced an extensive national When The Storms Would Come album tour set for August/September. Kick starting at the Darwin Festival on August 13, the tour will then venture on to Bunbury, Perth, Fremantle, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Launceston, Hobart, Adelaide, Geelong, Ballarat, Melbourne, Thirroul, Newcastle, Canberra and finishing up in Sydney on September 19.
“We’ve played a lot of shows in the last two years and have played with some of our favourite bands and in some incredible venues along the way,” explains lead vocalist Tim Carroll. “During that time we have come up with a sound that represents us, a sound we’re proud of and a style of music that we love to play. With our debut record now complete and having just played a run of shows overseas, our homecoming album release tour is something we’re really looking forward to.”
THIRD PARTY “COLLIDE”
Following on the heels of “Alive,” the premiere single off their debut imprint Release Records, Essex-born duo Third Party continues their winning streak with “Collide,” out now.
Releasing their own forthcoming tracks on the third day of the third week every month, “Collide” is the second installation of their twelve releases slated for the next twelve months across various labels. An emotive and moving anthem for the summer season, the vocals of Daniel Gidlund slowly sweep over the building synths, moving towards a heart-stopping peak and electrifying jolt of bass.
TYGA SIGNS DRAI’S LIVE RESIDENCY AT DRAI’S BEACHCLUB
Rap superstar Tyga is bringing his signature flow to Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub atop The Cromwell in Las Vegas for an exclusive Drai’s LIVE residency. With his Drai’s LIVE residency slated for a July 5 launch, fans will be able to see Tyga up close in the sprawling 65,000 square foot rooftop hotspot throughout the year.
Tyga has recently been seen at Drai’s on various occasions including a surprise performance on May 2 and a full-length concert on June 7. He joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced Drai’s LIVE residents and other Drai’s LIVE performers including The Weeknd, Chris Brown, Chromeo, Capital Cities, Ciara, 50 Cent, Akon, J. Cole and others.