RiFF RAFF & TRAVIS BARKER TEAM UP FOR NEW TRACK “SPAZZ OUT”
RiFF RAFF and Travis Barker join forces for “Spazz Out” as an exclusive collaboration between the two powerhouses for Warped Tour. RiFF RAFF is also announcing additional “Spazz Out” tour dates that are hitting cities separate from Warped Tour. The track is an uptempo party starter produced by Barker with RiFF singing and spitting signature flames just in time for summer. Earlier this year RiFF RAFF took to social media to announce the the title of his forthcoming album Peach Panther.
WE ARE HARLOT ANNOUNCE NEW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Roadrunner Records’ We Are Harlot have announced new North American tour dates in support of their highly praised, self-titled debut album. The new dates will find We Are Harlot traversing the country through late September and will see the band performing alongside an array of acclaimed rock groups including Theory of a Deadman, 3 Doors Down, Seether and Fit For Rivals.
MARITIME TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Maritime will release their fifth full-length album, Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones, on October 16th via Dangerbird Records. The Milwaukee four-piece have spent the past year working on and off in the studio as they completed recording on the follow up to their well-received 2011 LP, Human Hearts, “a bold, assured effort,” wrote the AV Club, that found “Maritime definitively stepping out from the shadows of the past and into a new light.” The band will preview songs from their new album at Summerfest later this week, and take to the road this fall in the lead up to its release.
PHOEBE RYAN PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR EP TRACK “HOMIE”
Phoebe first broke onto the scene with her viral and ingenious hybrid-cover of R. Kelly’s “Ignition” and Miguel’s “Do You.” The sultry mash-up reached #1 on Hype Machine and went on to top more than 10.5 Million Spotify streams.
LAEL NEALE DEBUT SINGLE “BORN IN THE SUMMER” OUT NOW
Blonde, blue-eyed, and seemingly frail if judging by her frame, one might use the word timid if seeking a book-cover adjective to describe Los Angeles singer-songwriter Lael Neale. Upon hearing her music the active listener experiences anything but timidity in the self-assured and courageous honestly in Neale’s lyrics. The title of her debut studio album I’ll Be Your Man, out on July 10th, makes a bold statement. It is the last thing that one would expect from the angelic face on the album cover, which is the antithesis of masculinity.
REID STEFAN “BOOTY ALERT”
Following his debut electro jam “For The Birds” on Dim Mak earlier this spring and on the heels of his release “Nightmare” on Wiwek’s RIMBU imprint, Los Angeles-based producer Reid Stefan has unveiled his latest offering “Booty Alert.”
In true Stefan style, this track is unapologetically upbeat with energetic sirens, a stomping bass and catchy chopped vocals that will leave dance floor patrons twerking all night.
IN THE VALLEY LIVE
With over 6.6 million spins on Spotify and iTunes Radio, nearly 2 million video views, and their single hitting Top 20 at alternative radio, In The Valley Below released a new live video of “Peaches” filmed at sunset on the rooftop of the famous Capitol Records building in Hollywood.
TYGA’S THE GOLD ALBUM: 18th DYNASTY OUT TODAY
Grammy-nominated multi-platinum selling rapper Tyga dropped a surprise release today -his new LP The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, streaming now exclusively on Spotify with digital release to follow. Executive-produced by Kanye West and Mike Dean, Tyga reigns supreme on this new body of work with sole features from Lil Wayne and Boosie Badazz. In addition to the album release, Tyga’s new reality show “Kingin’ with Tyga” will air on July 24th on MTV2!
“TV’S BIGGEST SMASH OF THE PAST DECADE” ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY
Become a part of the phenomenon that captivated the nation when “TV’s biggest smash of the past decade,” (Robert Rorke, New York Post) arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD September 15th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power, EMPIRE is about a family dynasty that follows the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. After music mogul Lucious Lyon (Oscar® Nominee Terrence Howard*) is diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, he must choose which of his three sons will succeed him at the legendary Empire Entertainment. The game changes when his ex-wife Cookie (Oscar® Nominee Taraji P. Henson**) returns from prison where she’s been for almost two decades. Brash and fearless, she sees herself as the sacrificial lamb who built an empire with Lucious and then took the fall for running the drugs that financed Lucious’ early career. As the Lyons slug it out, a battle begins that will either cause the family’s destruction or redemption.
NEW SINGLE BY STEELISM
Instrumental rockers Steelism have released a new song, “The Serge,” from their upcoming EP, The Drawing Room, Volume 1, out on July 10 via their own imprint, Intoxicating Sounds. The limited-edition release will be available on CD only at their live shows (scroll down for tour details) and through their website, http://steelismmusic.com, and will be streaming exclusively on Spotify.
HOPE DRONE NEW SINGLE
As the release day of Cloak Of Ash, the latest long player from otherworldly black metal conjurors, HOPE DRONE, creeps closer to release, today Noisey hosts the haunting elegance of fourth movement, “The Chords That Thrum Beneath The Earth.”
THE MEWS CALL IT QUITS
“After 20 years playing together in Mew, the band and Bo Madsen have decided to part ways for the time being.
At present the rest of us will continue with Mew.
We are happy to tell you that guitarist Mads Wegner will be joining us on our upcoming shows, and we look forward to seeing you all out there.
Thank you for your understanding and support,
Jonas, Johan and Silas”
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS TAKE ON THE WORLD WITH “NEON NATURE TOUR”
Neon Gold/Elektra recording artist Marina And The Diamonds has unveiled the next leg of her acclaimed “Neon Nature Tour.” The wide-ranging world schedule includes North American headline dates set to get underway October 12th at Houston, TX’s House of Blues and then continue through a much-anticipated show at New York City’s Terminal 5 on November 9th. Fan presale ticketing begins Wednesday, June 24th; credit card presales follow on Thursday, June 25th; all remaining tickets will then be released to the general public on Friday, June 26th.
KINGCROW ALBUM STREAM
Eidos, the anxiously awaited sixth studio album from Rome, Italy-based progressive metal champions, KINGCROW, is out today, a priority title for Sensory Records. In celebration of the album’s official release date, the grand, explosive album is now playing in its entirety through a stream at Heavy Blog Is Heavy.
“TO ZION” NEW SINGLE FROM TREVOR HALL
KALA, which means ‘time’ in Sanskrit, marks the final chapter in a trilogy that chronicles Trevor’s spiritual and musical journey over the past few years. Trevor explains, “KALA is about time the healer, time the teacher, time the friend, and all the lessons within. My hope and prayer is that these songs and stories will help inspire us to look at this journey of life in all its vastness rather than its limitation.”
THE PRODIGY BACK TO THE USA
In March The Prodigy released their acclaimed sixth studio album, The Day Is My Enemy (Three Six Zero / Warner Bros Records via Cooking Vinyl) a snarling, vicious and uncompromising exploration of shadowy urbanity. After a six-year break, it was an overdue return to the gritty and explosive intensity for which the band is famed and saw The Prodigy top the UK album charts for the sixth time.
In the throes of an extensive European summer touring schedule, The Prodigy, have announced their first North American tour dates of 2015, headlining the aptly titled Riot Fest. The band will perform at the stops in Denver, Chicago, and Toronto, where they will take to the stage alongside the likes of Iggy Pop, Ice Cube, Rancid, Motorhead, The Pixies, Run DMC and more.
BOXED IN PREMIERES NEW VIDEO “FALSE ALARM”
Oli Bayston’s Boxed In has shared a new video for track “False Alarm” from their acclaimed self-titled debut album. The video on Stereogum
LERA LYNN’S “MY LEAST FAVORITE LIFE”
Lera Lynn’s “My Least Favorite Life” – the second song to be revealed from TRUE DETECTIVE MUSIC FROM THE HBO SERIES – is out today and available HERE. The song was first heard in the season premiere of TRUE DETECTIVE, which aired on June 21. Beginning today, fans who pre-order the soundtrack digitally can instantly download “My Least Favorite Life” plus Lynn’s “The Only Thing Worth Fighting For,” which was released last week. The static videos for both songs can be viewed HERE.
SEA OF BEES ALBUM STREAM
Julie Ann Baenziger – Jules – was born in the suburbs of Roseville, just outside of Sacramento, CA, quiet and shy, eccentric but happy. She grew up safe and warm, in a sheltered family, content to not know what she wanted to do with her life. Then in her late teens, she went to church with her sister, heard an older girl singing, and fell in love with her instead of God.
Suddenly she knew what she wanted, what she had to do – become a musician, and get her music into the world. But it was only years later, when Jules became Sea Of Bees, that she became herself. When you hear her, you realize she is the kind of singer-songwriter you come across only a few times in a lifetime – special, unusual, leaping out at you like an alien, her character fully-formed, her uniqueness intact.
WE CAME AS STRANGERS “STILL LIFE”
Originally coming together as an experimental project away from each of the quartet’s leviathan collection of professional endeavours, We Came As Strangers’ is a complete execution of creative freedom in its most literal sense.
“I wanted to do a proper band where we all write the songs and are all involved in production,” says Justin Sandercoe. “And we did go into it as strangers, I’d worked a bit with everyone but the rest of the band hadn’t met each other before.”
IN THE VALLEY SHARE NEW VIDEO “PEACHES” (SUNSET SESSION)
With over 6.6 million spins on Spotify and iTunes Radio while sitting in the Top 20 at Alternative Radio, In The Valley Below share a new live video of “Peaches” filmed atop the famous Capitol Records building in Hollywood.
DRAB MAJESTY STREAM NEW MUSIC VIDEO + INTERVIEW VIA NOISEY
In the smoggy orange light of a new millennium, the young Deb Demure would take the bus, once a week, from his home in crumbling Hollywood to his grandmother’s apartment, nestled in the pastel pristineness of Beverly Hills. During these visits, Deb couldn’t help but notice the disconnect between the glow of his grandmother’s temple, and the downtrodden, alienated figures that populated the seats of the mass transit that took him there. Week after week, he would observe these characters: fading B-movie starlets, leisure-suited alcoholics, aging transgender prostitutes, and forgotten civil servants. But one fateful commute home, as the twilight waned to the purple Los Angeles night, he realized these figures were not as lost as they appeared – there was a nobility in their failure, reflective of the dignity of the city’s vanishing golden era. They were survivors, in need of a voice: a spokesperson for every color of hope and hopelessness, transcendent of gender and time; Drab Majesty became Deb’s musical podium for this undertaking.
FIFTH HARMONY ACHIEVE PLATINUM SINGLE WITH RUNAWAY SMASH “WORTH IT”
Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” [feat. Kid Ink] has officially gone platinum for digital sales in excess of 1 million.
“Worth It” is shaping up to be Fifth Harmony’s biggest hit to date, skyrocketing to #8 on the Top 40 radio airplay charts and #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. It’s just the latest unshakable anthem from their critically acclaimed full-length debut, Reflection [Epic Records/SYCO], available everywhere now. Previous album singles “BO$$” and “Sledgehammer” are also approaching platinum status and should be certified very soon.
CUT SNAKE “MAYBE WHY NOT”
Cut Snake’s Paul “Fish” Fischer and Leigh “Sedz” Sedley epitomize the raucous and rowdy attitude Aussies are known for. The down-under duo is one part professional surfer, one part international DJ, and all parts party. With a mindset that keeps one foot on the dance floor and the other in the studio, Cut Snake’s capacity to produce distinct 4/4 house jams is proven once again. This time around they have called in their fellow Aussie mate, Wongo, to join in the fun on a colossal new tune, dubbed “Maybe Why Not”.
KING GIANT NEW LP STREAM
Northern Virginia doom metal quintet, KING GIANT, now just a week from releasing their mighty third LP, Black Ocean Waves, today streams the entire album early through an exclusive stream courtesy of Invisible Oranges.
VICKTOR TAIWÒ’S “CURSE” VIDEO PREMIERES
Of JUNO, Taiwò explains, “This project will always be reminiscent to me of the growing pains of a young boy, from the subject matter to the creation and exploration of the music itself. It was in many ways unconscious, uncontrollable but inevitable. It was in many ways uncomfortable and acutely painful. I don’t know if any of this permeates through the music itself when you listen to it, I wish it does. I hope that you can share with me the joys of growth, the beauty of imperfection and un-decidedness. I can’t ever promise to create anything like this again, but I can vow to present myself always as I truly am, in the moment, to those that are curious enough to engage.”
OH WONDER NEW TRACK “LANDSLIDE”
In September 2014, the prolific songwriters took on the herculean task of releasing one track every month for a year on SoundCloud. The plan, which is coming to fruition, was to bring the curtain down on this project by releasing an album – this album – in September 2015, as well as making their live debut the same month. This month, Oh Wonder have released “Landslide” off the forthcoming album.
PROBCAUSE NEW SINGLE
Announcing the August 4th release date for his Drifters EP, Chicago rapper ProbCause today shared the project’s first single, “I Feel U.” Debuted by Consequence of Sound, horns played by Will Miller scream atop glimmering keyboard taps, deep bass booms, and thumping percussion that lay the groundwork for the track that was co-produced by ProbCause and DRO. As for the rhymes, ProbCause is in his comfort zone with loose-lipped, carefree raps stating “if I concerned myself with all the nonsense and gossip I’d already be sleeping inside of a fuckin’ tomb” before making his way back into the song’s uncannily empathetic, boastfully dismissive chorus. “It’s about as Chi-Town as it comes, with every beat ringing like a testament to ProbCause and the scene’s history,” Consequence of Sound explained in their premiere post.
HUEY MACK “YOU AGAIN”
Huey Mack’s Things Change is OUT TODAY, June 23rd via INgrooves. The fourteen-track project highlights Huey’s patented flow perfectly, with equal parts boldness and self-deprecating wink. Huey’s skillful storytelling loops over infectious beats as he effortlessly criss-crosses between lively party songs (“Funeral” feat. Afrojack & Twista) and intimate tracks (“Things Change”) that speak to his life & childhood in West Virginia.
BLEITCH UNVEIL NEW SINGLE ‘CRIME’
Los Angeles future pop duo BLEITCH are back with their stunning new single ‘Crime’, teaming up with indie pop blog/record label powerhouse Neon Gold to premiere the track. Dubbing the track as containing “…the highs of M83 meeting the lows of Allie X with a dash of MS MR”, this infectious and twisted love song is bound to have you hooked upon first listen.
EDDIE MURPHY TEAMS UP WITH DANCEHALL ICON BEENIE MAN
Eddie Murphy’s affinity for reggae music continues. The iconic actor, comedian and singer unveils his second song of the year “Wonna Deez Nites” featuring Jamaican dancehall icon Beenie Man. The single will be released on June 30, 2015 on VPAL Music (VP Records’ subsidiary label and distribution arm) and is available for pre-order now.
STACY BARTHE’S DEBUT ALBUM PREMIERE
Singer-songwriter Stacy Barthe is premiering her full-length Motown Records debut, BEcoming, on NPR as part of their “First Listen” music series. The album is available to stream in its entirety http://n.pr/1LFO7rl through July 9th. After months of anticipation, BEcoming is now available for pre-order at all digital retailers. The album lands in stores and online on Friday, July 10, marking the first Friday of the new global release schedule. Stacy didn’t simply record an album, rather she penned an often raw, always real, and undeniably riveting audio diary—recounting her own unbelievable, yet universal story.
PAIGE YOUNG “EXCUSES”
UK vocalist on-the-rise Paige Young drops another banger from her forthcoming U.S. debut, Polaroids EP. “Excuses” is a mid-tempo, booty shaker steered by Young’s sexpot voice and fingersnaps. Not sure who would want to do a girl like Paige wrong, but she certainly does not have time for the “excuses.”
SHURA VIDEO “WHITE LIGHT”
Shura’s “White Light” (picked as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record) was inspired by her twin brother and so it’s appropriate that he’s taken a starring role in the companion video for the track, which was shot impressively on 35mm film in Cheddar Gorge. It follows the new Gabe Gurnsey Factory Floor remix of “White Light” that dropped yesterday.
THE PHANTOM SOUND ‘GET TO ME’
Marisa is currently completing her first solo album. Her influences include artists from the late 70s and early 80s punk and new wave movements such as David Bowie, Roxy Music, Blondie, The Ramones, and Duran Duran. She is creating powerful, emotional, and honest songs inspired from that era, and combines it with rock in a new way. She’s been fortunate to work with several excellent and accomplished artists on this album. Ken Stringfellow of the Posies, Big Star, and R.E.M. is producing the album as well as playing on it. Clem Burke, drummer of Blondie, plays on several of the tracks and Pierre DeReeder, bass player from Rilo Kiley, also contributes, among other talented musicians. Her single,”Get to Me”, has already won the top voted song on Charlie Ashcroft’s Audition Show, and has had various radio play around the U.S.. She wrote and recorded this album in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, and Paris. Marisa calls herself The Phantom Sound. Originally from Los Angeles, she now resides in London, England.
GILLIGAN MOSS UNVEILS VIDEO FOR “CHOREOGRAPH”
By now you might have heard “Choreograph” — the gloriously catchy debut track from New York native Gilligan Moss, with its intricate patchwork of spiraling beats and kaleidoscopic samples that made it such a breakout blog hit this year. It is but the tip of the iceberg for Moss however, as he gets ready to release his first EP Ceremonial on AMF Records this summer, which will showcase Moss’ uncanny ability to marry infectious hooks with a dazzling sonic palette that includes psych-rock, synth pop and much more.
AUSTIN MAHONE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DIRTY WORK” TO ITUNES
Pop phenomenon Austin Mahone officially unveils his new single “Dirty Work” on iTunes today. This is the first official release from his forthcoming full-length debut—out soon through Chase Records/Cash Money Records/ Republic.
This week, Austin revealed the cover art on his Twitter, and it became the number one trending topic worldwide as countless “Mahomies” rabidly shared it. Top 40 station AMP Radio in Los Angeles could barely contain its excitement for the song, debuting it early and igniting demand across North America also necessitating an early release.
DIFFUSER.FM PREMIERES VIDEO FOR ROCKAWAY
Benjamin Cartel returns from his west coast tour tour just in time to make it home for the release of his new CD Gothenburg on July 14th and video premiere by Diffuser,FM on July 1st.
Earning a buzz as one of New York City’s up-and-coming songwriters, Benjamin Cartel put his solo career on hold in 2004, the year he co-founded the indie folk duo Kaiser Cartel. Years later, that band is still moving along… and Cartel’s solo career has earned a new set of wheels too, thanks to an EP that bridges the gap between Wilco’s wry rock & roll and John Lennon’s classic pop.
AUDIEN TEAMS UP WITH LADY ANTEBELLUM FOR “SOMETHING BETTER”
Listen To Grammy Nominated Audien’s New Single Here:
KAT VINTER RELEASES VIMES REMIX OF “DOWNTIME”
VIMES’ remix of Kat Vinter’s ‘Downtime’ has offered a lighter, more summery perspective of the original. Like dappled light dancing among the shadows, the sounds used create an atmosphere of buoyancy without losing the lush textures and intimacy of the former. New hooks are created by playfully pitched and stretched vocals, as they become less a plea for intimacy, than a celebration of it.
RAY BENSON HOSTS NEW RADIO SHOW “AUSTIN OUTER LIMITS” ON SIRIUS XM’S “WILLIE’S ROADHOUSE”
Ray Benson—frontman and founder of the nine-time Grammy award-winning Asleep at the Wheel—hosts “Austin Outer Limits” on Sirius XM’s “Willie’s Roadhouse.” To listen or for more details, please visit:
ERIC PRYDZ ON APPLE RADIO
It was revealed today that Eric Prydz will be the first artist to kick off the new mix series, One Mix, on Apple’s newly launched Beats 1 radio.
Fans will be able to tune in to hear Eric Prydz debut new music in his One Mix at 11pm PST on July 3 – via the Beats 1 player.
ENABLER NEW SINGLE
As ENABLER prepares to deliver their eagerly awaited third LP, Fail To Feel Safe, in just over a month, MetalSucks has exclusively premiered the title track to the conquering album.
STRAY ECHO PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘GROUND” w/ BULLETT MAGAZINE
Born and raised in New York City, Stray Echo is the collaborative project of mastermind singer/songwriter Daniel Balk (The Postelles). In gearing up to release his debut EP, Stray Echo recently released the first single, entitled Ground, which features a broodingly impassioned duet with soul singer, Lolo. Today, check out the ‘trippy Brandt Imhoff-directed video’ at Bullett Magazine: