NEW ALBUM BY ANDREA ZONN
Most fans of Americana and country know violinist and vocalist
Andrea Zonn from her 12-year run as a featured member of James Taylor’s band, and as a recording and touring musician with Lyle Lovett, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, and Vince Gill. Now, fans can experience the full breadth of Andrea’s talents with her first album of originals (her sophomore album overall), the deeply personal Rise, out September 25th (Compass Records).
The songs on Rise represent a new chapter in Andrea’s story. Whereas her debut record featured her interpreting works by her favorite writers, many of them her friends, the new project shows off Andrea digging into songcraft with focus and newfound confidence. “I had always been a bit timid about writing because I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the greatest writers ever, anywhere,” she says.
NEW VIDEO BY WEED
On the heels of the release of their sophomore LP Running Back, Vancouver’s Weed are back today to share the video for album single “Never Leave,” directed by Andrea Lukic—bassist-vocalist for Vancouver punk band Nü Sensae.
ZONIQUE X YOUNG THUG
From the first family of hip hop comes singer Zonnique (daughter of TI and Tiny) with her first solo single, ” Nun For Free” ft. Young Thug. Zonnique’s fresh approach has a firm grasp on today’s young music tastes. The song explores her grittier alter ego not seen on TV. Nun For Free is Zonnique sharing her world with fans when the cameras are off. The song is available on iTunes now with a video coming soon.
TEMPLE INVISIBLE NEW VIDEO
Romanian trippy-industrialization Temple Invisible has today unveiled (The FADER premiered last week) brand new video for ‘ Everything From Above’ single. This track is taken from their self-released EP, Enter_, and Dutch artist Julius Horsthuis, who specializes in creating fractal environments, has made the perfect video to bring its richly detailed world to life.
MAIN ATTRAKIONZ NEW ALBUM STREAM
Debuted by Stereogum, the Main Attrakionz’s 808s & Dark Grapes III is produced in-full by Friendzone and is released via Neil Young’s Vapor Records. “The cloud rap pioneers tackle all of life’s gambles,” said FACT Mag earlier this month in their premiere of “Shoot the Dice.” Previously, The FADER announced the project in May when they debuted the Kreayshawn-directed “Ain’t No Other Way” video. “If you listen to 808s III you’re definitely listening to Main Attrakionz, but if you compare these songs to our other songs, you’ll see the difference,” Squadda B told HotNewHipHop in an interview, while MondreM.A.N. added that “we kinda took it a little more serious as a group when we were recording it, trying new styles, trying new song structures, new shit. This is just the result of that, we’re just gonna keep on running with this new shit.”
DIE CHOKING ALBUM TRAILER
Philadelphia’s hypergrind violators, DIE CHOKING, will release their debut full-length LP, III, through The Compound Recs late this Summer, as the band begins their most rigorous tour schedule to date in the coming weeks.
THE POLLIES NEW ALBUM
Florence, AL-based quintet The Pollies is set to release its new album, Not Here, on September 25, 2015 via Single Lock Records/Thirty Tigers. Recorded at Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, MS, and produced by Ben Tanner (of Alabama Shakes) and The Pollies’ lead singer and songwriter, Jay Burgess, the album is the band’s first for Single Lock/Thirty Tigers and the follow-up to their 2012 release, Where The Lies Begin. The album shows the band shedding their alt-country skin in favor of experimental noise and unadulterated risk. Not a surprise from a band that is known for defying genres and leaping over boundaries.
“When you write a song, you have a million different things you can do with that song,” lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Jay Burgess says. “On our records, we always try to shake up the landscape. On this one, we incorporated a lot of elements that we normally wouldn’t think about using. It changed the atmosphere of the music and pushed it in a different direction.”
TEEN DAZE ALBUM TRAILER
Vancouver’s Teen Daze will release his first album for Paper Bag Records on August 7th 2015. ‘Morning World’ was recorded with John Vanderslice at Tiny Telephone, his all-analog studio in San Francisco with co-producer Simon Bridgefoot. Watch the ‘Morning World’ trailer here.
ROB THOMAS HEADS TOWARDS “THE GREAT UNKNOWN”
Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced the release of his hugely anticipated new album. “THE GREAT UNKNOWN” – the multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter’s first new solo album in more than six years – arrives everywhere on Friday, August 21st.
NO DEVOTION ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM TRAILER
When No Devotion’s first single literally dropped out of nowhere exactly one year ago – with a world premiere on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show that saw Daniel P. Carter playing the track twice in a row – it’s safe to say that most of the world was caught off guard. Geoff Rickly, the Brooklyn-based former Thursday frontman, had been keeping busy in the public eye with his politically satirical punk outfit United Nations without any indication that he’d been working on anything else – much less a new band with the former musical base of Lostprophets, one of the UK’s most successful rock bands of the decade. There was even less indication of a life after Lostprophets: For Stuart Richardson, Richard Jamie Oliver, Mike Lewis, Lee Gaze, and Luke Johnson, stepping out of the public life altogether was a personal necessity. But the arrival of “Stay” proved that this collaboration was as vital as it was embraced, immediately making its way onto the UK Official Charts and setting a stage for the band to round out the year with a second single, two UK tours (including one supporting Rickly’s old friend Gerard Way), a rapturous New York City debut, and the certain promise of a full-length album. That part, it seems, took a little more time than they imagined.
SANTIGOLD UNVEILS BRAND NEW SONG “RADIO”
Santigold exclusively recorded a new song for the musical companion to the eagerly awaited film Paper Towns starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne. Santigold is currently hard at work on her next album to be released later this year.
JASON DERULO VIDEO “CHEYENNE”
Following an electrifying dance tribute for Janet Jackson at the 2015 BET Awards with Ciara and Tinashe, Jason Derulo releases the Syndrome-directed video for his next single “Cheyenne” inspired by the king of pop and Janet’s late brother Michael Jackson.
CODE GREEN NEW SINGLE
Today, Code Green teams up with DJ Booth to premiere their newest single Buzzn’. They’ve premiered a pair of hypnotizing videos with RESPECT (‘Too Silly’), Ashley Outrageous (‘D.W.U.D’) and have leaped ahead as one of the most promising artists from New England. The aptly titled Buzzn’ evokes a summer vibe, and has been regarded by their peers as “one of their favorites.” Nesi, Evo and ER, offer up a change of pace on the bouncy, glitch hop inspired Tennyson-produced instrumental. CG has developed a unique and uncanny knack for penning catchy hooks, infectious melodies, delivering a versatile brand of rapping and harmonizing.
SANTIPARRO NEW VIDEO
In the video (directed by Ben Dickinson), Oldham visits Santiparro’s wintry cabin for an intimate healing ceremony. In Santiparro’s words, “The idea was to capture and document some real healing and harmonization – which is a reflection of the message of this song. The benefit of confrontation is healing and the benefit of healing is consciousness. It was great to get to know Will a little better and to introduce some new things. Mutual blessings were had on all sides. I think that this video couldn’t come out at a better time. Humanity needs to look in the mirror, to confront the truth of what is, and to clean what needs cleaning to move toward harmony – learning, little by little to trust in the way of peace.”
FILOUS’ “SHADED IN” PREMIERES AT MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
Rising Austrian producer filous debuts a new track, “Shaded In” featuring Australian singer/songwriter Jordan Léser via My Old Kentucky Blog, listen here. MOKB calls the track “an audible interpretation of skying above majestic landscapes. It also has a distinct orchestral feel to its structure.”
SAINTS OF VALORY ADDED AS SECOND SPECIAL GUEST TO OPEN FOR THE ROLLING STONES
The Rolling Stones have announced that Saints of Valory have been added as the second special guest to open their show in Indianapolis on Saturday, July 4, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Earlier this month, the band announced that Country superstars, Rascal Flatts, will also be performing before the Stones take the stage at their Independence Day show. ZIP CODE, the band’s 15-city North American stadium tour, kicked off in San Diego on May 24, and will wrap up in Quebec on July 15 at Le Festival D’Été de Québec.
SON LUX UNVEILS VIDEO FOR “YOU DON’T KNOW ME”
Son Lux unveils today the video for “You Don’t Know Me,” directed by Nathan Johnson and created by The Made Shop. The video, starring Tatiana Maslany and Noah Segan, was premiered by Pitchfork. The band’s fourth full-length album, Bones, is out now via Glassnote Records.
ON AN ON DEBUT NEW SINGLE “ICON LOVE”
ON AN ON are looking forward to the upcoming July 24th release of their new album And The Wave Has Two Sides on Roll Call Records. In anticipation the Minneapolis trio have debuted “Icon Love”, the latest track to be released from the record. The band will tour North America this summer and fall in support of the Joe Chiccarelli (Spoon, White Stripes, The Shins, My Morning Jacket) produced album. Stream “Icon Love”, view upcoming tour dates, and watch their music video for “It’s Not Over”, which was premiered on Mashable and chosen as Vimeo “Staff Pick” and one of Stereogum’s “5 Best Videos Of The Week”.
LIGHT MUSIC SHARES VIVID LEAD SINGLE OFF ALBUM DEBUT
Light Music presents their debut album Ocean’s Daughter, available August 21, 2015 on The Record Machine. Written over the course of two years, Ocean’s Daughter was recorded and mixed in 2014 by acclaimed producer and engineer Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould). The album is a tonal and emotional exploration into the depths of love, worship, and forgiveness. The loosely conceptual album follows the oceanic heroine Aphrodite as she travels through a saga of love in modernity, exploring from different angles the strength, power, beauty and independence she embodies unequivocally through her manifestations of love.
DILLON FRANCIS PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR “NOT BUTTER”
Fresh on the heels of a Gold certification for his smash hit “Get Low” with DJ Snake, artist/producer/DJ and EDM superstar Dillon Francis has premiered a brand new music video for “Not Butter,” a track off his debut album Money Sucks, Friends Rule – check out the #NSFW video HERE.
LIGHTOUTS NEW SINGLE
Brooklyn-based indie/fuzz rockers Lightouts dropped their first release in more than a year with their “More Than Ever” maxi-single, led by pulsating guitar riffs that sit behind Skip McSkipper’s drawn out vocals. The maxi-single debuted on Indie Rock Cafe, who said “‘More Than Ever’ blazes along nicely with menacing guitar riffs, a chugging bass line, monotonic vocals and whip-lashing drum beats. Some will notice the likeness of Bowie, and bands like Television, New Order and Sonic Youth, in the band’s mix of post punk meets goth, which frontman and guitarist, Gavin Rhodes, has sculpted from the get-go, and remained true to over the years.”
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS’ SEXY NEW VIDEO “BLACK VELVET”
Hard rock fans around the globe can click here to check out the premiere of Canada’s explosive hard rockers Kobra And The Lotus’ brand new video “Black Velvet” on RevolverMag.com today. Featuring frontwoman Kobra Paige in the sexy, new, yet vintage glam-inspired video, the track is taken from the forthcoming WORDS OF THE PROPHETS EP. Of the “Black Velvet” video, frontwoman Kobra Paige, with a wink, commented, “XXX!”
Toronto-based band Tearjerker will release their new album Stay Wild on July 17. The album is available for pre-order now via iTunes. Noisey premiered the album’s single “Perfect” which is the band is offering as a free download at the band’s SoundCloud page.
NERVOUS CURTAINS NEW SINGLE
Today, Dallas Texas’ post-punk rock trio, Nervous Curtains unveiled their single “Devastator” via Exclaim! Sarah Murphy, mentions that the band’s “Blending electronic noise with live drums and a punk rock energy, the three-piece deliver a unique, powerful sound.”
Victory Records is proud to usher in the new leaders of melodic hardcore, CONVEYER. The band has laid a solid foundation over the last few years through numerous self-booked, successful North American tours and a self-released debut album, Worn Out. As the newest addition to the Victory Records family, CONVEYER prepares to build on their devoted and faithful following with their sophomore release, When Given Time To Grow, set to be released September 4th, 2015. Get a taste of the new album with the new song “Haven.”
SWEET DA KID NEW VIDEO
Louder Than Life/Sony Music recording artist Sweet da Kid releases the official video for “I’m Reloaded,” a new song produced by hit maker Key Wane (Drake, Beyoncé, Big Sean, Meek Mill). “I’m Reloaded” features Pain in da Ass, a hip hop personality known for his skits which includes the Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G.’s “Brooklyn Finest” skit with the classic line “OK, I’m reloaded.”
ART MORERA “MIAMI VICE”
South Florida’s own Art Morera comes to us with visuals to “Miami Vice”, which is the latest single and standout track off his debut album “Around Midnight”. Here he illustrates the best of what his hometown Miami has to offer.
RICHY NIX NEW SINGLE
Newly signed FiXT artist Richy Nix released the second single, “Erase You,” off of his forthcoming LP, Fearless, today via National Rock Review.
The song, which shows Nix’ uncanny ability to mix hip hop, rock and metal together seamlessly, comes in conjunction with the announcement of the release of Fearless — due out July 24.
THE MACCABEES PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS”
The Maccabees have been touring with Mumford & Sons throughout June, as well as playing key headlining shows across North America and have been playing career-spanning sets, including fan favorites such as “Precious Time,” “Pelican” and “Can You Give It”. A number of new songs, including the album’s title track “Marks to Prove it,” went down especially well with the new audiences, as did “Something Like Happiness” – also taken from their forthcoming album “Marks To Prove It” – where the band were joined by Mumford & Sons’ front-man Marcus Mumford.
SKRILLEX ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR FULL FLEX EXPRESS CHARITY
Skrillex has always been about giving back to the fans. As his Full Flex Express train tour makes its way across Canada starting July 8th, they’ll be donating tens of thousands of dollars worth of Pioneer music equipment to local youth music centers in each city. Kids from these youth organizations will also have access to a small demo on how to use the gear, and a tour during sound check to discover the “behind the scenes” of a show of this stature. The tour has partnered with non-profit organization Bridges for Music (www.bridgesformusic.org) to donate two CDJ 2000s and one DJM 900 mixer per show, and a portion of all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Bridges for Music’s fund for the construction of the Langa Music School in South Africa.
BROKE ROYALS “THIS TIME”
The single is about declaring a change in action to avoid continually making the same mistake. In order to illustrate this theme, Cross and Basnight use the example of falling back in love with someone who is completely wrong for you. For many, letting someone go is a sign of defeat; therefore, rather than admitting failure, we stay in situations we know are wrong for us.
RHETT MILLER REVEALS NEW VIDEO FOR “MOST IN THE SUMMERTIME”
Rhett Miller has been playing in touring bands (most notably Old 97’s) for the better part of 20 years, aka traveling from town to town for an entire generation. Thus he has definitely earned the right to title his latest solo album The Traveler, which is out now.
ACTIVE CHILD PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘1999’
Active Child’s highly anticipated sophomore release, Mercy, was released nation wide earlier this month. Serving as a follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed LP, You Are All I See, and 2013’s Rapor EP, Mercy showcases Grossi’s raw, honest, and incredible vocals like never before. Today, Active Child premiered the official music video for the ‘gorgeous stunner’ (Paste Magazine) entitled ‘1999.’ Complete with ‘hooded, masked figures and an anthropomorphic sheep, the video brings to mind Where the Wild Things Are,’ and can be viewed right now at PaperMag.com.