DOLLY PARTON MOVIE CASTING NEWS ANNOUNCED ON THE TODAY SHOW
The singing superstar had a thrilling surprise for the young actress, Alyvia Lind, personally giving her the news that she will play Dolly as a child in the upcoming original movie “Coat of Many Colors.” “Coat of Many Colors,” named after Parton’s song, will be based on Parton’s upbringing, with the Parton serving as executive producer.
BJ THE CHICAGO KID “THAT GIRL”
Today BJ The Chicago Kid kicks off his tour supporting Jill Scott on her North American headline tour beginning July 13 in Pittsburgh, PA through August 28 in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to the kick off, the Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and modern R&B impresario just revealed his latest single “That Girl” [feat. OG Maco] on Complex.com. Co-produced by BJ and SC, the track sets the stage early for his anxiously awaited full-length debut due out this fall via Motown Records.
DANIEL MARCH “FUTURE SHOCK”
Daniel March’s second single this year, Future Shock, follows the release of Nina, a soothingly soulful number. Future Shock, however, is none of those things.
“The term, first brought to my attention by Curtis Mayfield, means “a state of distress or disorientation due to rapid social or technological change”, where people develop new lifestyles and belief systems to suit them. To seek power, to feel good, to be fearful and have it permissable, for whatever reason”, says March.
JACUZZI BOYS NEW VIDEO FOR “HAPPY DAMAGE”
Hailing from Miami Florida, the rock & roll trio known as Jacuzzi Boys have released a new video for lead single “Happy Damage” to celebrate the announcement of their forthcoming Happy Damage EP and Mag Mag record label. The EP is described by the band as a back to basics approach to recording that aims to capture the live experience. The documentary style music video for the title track, shot by Dustin Aksland takes you on tour with the guys across the country in their van for a wild ride, capturing everything from rare truck stop interactions and sweaty live shows to behind-the-scenes footage of rock & roll madness.
DISTURBED TO PERFORM AT CHICAGO’S HOUSE OF BLUES ON AUGUST 21
Multi-platinum hard rock titans Disturbed will perform their first show in four years at the House of Blues in their hometown of Chicago on August 21. The underplay marks the end of their hiatus and the release of their long awaited sixth studio album, Immortalized, out August 21 via Reprise Records. Fans who pre-order Immortalized from the Disturbed Music Store (http://smarturl.it/DSTUSStore) will gain exclusive access to the fan pre-sale beginning Wednesday, July 22 at 10:00am Central. General on-sale begins Friday, July 24 at 10:00am Central.
STEVIE B WOLF NEW SINGLE
At a young age, Wolf was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome, ADD, and depression. Rather than seeing his mental health as a weakness, Wolf overcomes this adversity to his musical advantage. “Tourette’s can manifest in many ways, like physical twitching or saying the same word over and over. A lot of my tics were tunes or phrases that popped into my head that I repeated compulsively. Maybe that has helped me develop a unique vocal and lyrical style.” He continues, “But it’s mostly that the presence of mental illness has always been a huge drive behind my music.” Wolf always felt like an outcast – like there was a barrier between other people and him; music was the way he could reach across that barrier and connect with people in a 100% real way. The Alone + Alive EP provides listeners with a sense of catharsis and musical connection as Stevie B Wolf confronts a more common challenge – that of lost love.
MOPHONO RELEASES “VL MONO”
Much like the rest of the artists who have released EPs with DJ Shadow’s Liquid Amber imprint, Benji Illgen, aka Mophono, formerly known as DJ Centipede, is a forward-thinking producer who makes beat-driven music that pushes genre boundaries and is at the cutting edge of the modern electronic scene. He frequently uses vintage analog gear to make new sounds, and his style is, as he puts it, “like driving a vintage European sportscar through a futuristic Tron soundscape.”
HOOTON TENNIS CLUB NEW SINGLE
Ahead of their debut album, Highest Point In Cliff Town, out August 28 on Heavenly Recordings, today Hooton Tennis Club premiered brand new single ‘P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E’ on The Line of Best Fit.
Available on 7″ and download, the single from their forthcoming debut album was recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool by Bill Ryder Jones.
Featuring the B-side ‘French Crackers,’ the single follows current 6 Music A listed single, ‘Kathleen Sat On The Arm Of Her Favourite Chair’ and continues in the vein of hazy and raucous hook laden rock.
NEW WIRELESS SPORTS EARPHONES
iLuv Creative Technology is now shipping the newest addition to the company’s line of high quality earphones. FitActive® Air is iLuv’s first wireless sports earphones to stream audio via Bluetooth® and features the company’s signature ergonomic design.
“With our previous FitActive series we could see how much people love to listen to music during exercise,” commented Greg Keushgerian, Vice President of Business Development at iLuv. “We are very pleased to announce the first wireless sports earphones which will set consumers free from tangled wires and will boost their exercise routines with their favorite music.”
FitActive® Air wirelessly streams crisp sound from a user’s mobile device via Bluetooth®, allowing for tangle-free portable listening while exercising. Available in white and black, the sweatproof earphones feature iLuv’s patent pending Fit-Tec ergonomic design with an in-ear brace for a comfortable and secure fit.
HOT FLASH HEAT WAVE “GUTTER GIRL” PREMIERES AT CLASH
Hot Flash Heat Wave met during high school while playing in respective bands at friend’s garage shows. Ted, Adam and Nathaniel played in chill-wave projects until coming together in San Francisco just over a year ago as Hot Flash Heat Wave. They create melodically upbeat, hook-filled garage rock, referencing a range of influences from Girls and the Beach Boys, to Santo & Johnny and Weezer. Their style is partially a tongue and cheek nod to the dreamy, lo-fi vibes of the “chill-wave” movement, as contrasted by the more sunny, sweltering sound of their own jams (“heat-wave”).
THE GREAT ADVENTURE NEW SINGLE
The Great Adventure is a Symphonic metal and was formed in January 16, 2014 Russia. The Great Adventure is a project created by young musicians with extensive experience for the realization of their ideals and composing their own music, mostly under the inspiring influence of such bands as Dream Theater, Muse, Within Temptation, As I Lay Dying, etc.
The Great Adventure is a fascinating journey beyond the bounds.
You can check the new single here:
PENTAGRAM RELEASES NEW TRACK “WALK ALONE”
Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band, Pentagram, recently reunited with Peaceville Records for its new studio album, Curious Volume, due out August 28. “Walk Alone” is the latest track to be unveiled from the record. Described by frontman Bobby Libelling as “a song of devastation conquered by optimism and realization of self-worth. There is a light if you force yourself to look for it.” Listen to “Walk Alone” on Soundcloud at:
INTROVERTED DANCEFLOOR VIDEO FOR “HAPPINESS IS SUCH A MESS” PREMIERES AT SPIN
Introverted Dancefloor is Bevan Smith, a New Zealander who has released music under names like Signer and Aspen, and who has played in the Ruby Suns and Skallander throughout the last decade. His prior output has been spread over many international labels and has touched on sundry genres (like techno, IDM, folk, ambient) while featuring restraint and sophistication as compositional hallmarks. As Introverted Dancefloor, Smith has kept those features as guiding principles while allowing a more propulsive low end to dominate the construction of this music, winding up with understated but energetic dance tracks. Gestation, too, is a prominent attribute of this music, though not necessarily an obvious one. Smith started these songs with hundreds of layers, which he then pared down to a few core elements before rebuilding again.
BC CAMPLIGHT PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “GRIM CINEMA”
Today BC Camplight released the music video for his track ‘Grim Cinema,’ off of his latest album How To Die In The North.
A/S/L NEW SINGLE
Oakland, CA duo A/S/L, the brainchild of Linnae Dosumu and Cliff Mattis, is premiering a new song titled “Deserve” on Bullett Magazine. The track appears on their debut EP, “Love Will Let You Down,” which will be released on August 4 via fledgling indie label, Empty Waves).
EDDIE GOMEZ RELEASES RETRO BALLAD “YOU LIE SO WELL”
“You Lie So Well is the closest song to my heart on this project,” Gomez explained. “This is the first song I’ve ever had complete control of from beginning to end and top to bottom. I have so many people to thank that helped me bring my vision for this song to life. Not only did I fall in love with the words, but the process is something I will never forget. A special thanks goes out to composer/producer Tom Harriman for helping me grow through this experience, the knowledge and experience he brought is what really made the quality of this song stand out.”
ALEXI GLICKMAN (SANDY’S) SHARES FULL STREAM OF UPCOMING EP
After The Botticellis disbanded, San Francisco songwriter Alexi Glickman (Sandy) began opening shows as Sandy’s in 2012 while on the road with Little Wings. On his new EP, Prom, he wraps five little melodic gems with layers of vintage tape echo and open tuned Stratocaster shimmer for a dreamy late summer slow dance. Alexi recalls, “my first memories of music were in these big echoey rooms watching my Dad and his dance company rehearse. I wanted to make an EP that had a presence like that.” Prom features album art by Nat Russell that depicts a lone guitarist playing for a seemingly vast, empty landscape— save for the multitude of glowing stars in the cosmos. It’s a lonely image but also a transcendent one in the same spirit as the opening lines of Chris Bell’s I Am The Cosmos, “Every Night I tell myself I am the cosmos / I am the wind / But that don’t get you back again.”
TABI BONNEY PREMIERES “POOM POOM”
Eclectic musician and trendsetter tabi Bonney has unleashed the video for his club-ready track “Poom Poom” today on VEVO.com. Captured in Los Angeles, CA., the visual was directed by Jabari Jacobs with additional assistance by Bonney himself.
Produced by duo The Best Kept Secret (Tinashe, Wale, ScHoolboy Q), “Poom Poom” is lifted from Bonney’s forthcoming EP – which is slated for release later this year.
ROZES ALT-POP SINGER SONGWRITER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “R U MINE”
This summer, everything is coming up Rozes. The 22-year-old may be new on the scene, but she’s an artist in full bloom, and she’s making a big splash with her seductive brand of alternative pop.
Today, Rozes releases new single “R U Mine,” the first track from her forthcoming debut EP. If anything, “R U Mine” proves what’s already been said about Rozes. “She writes what’s real, what’s true, what’s almost killed her and what’s keeping her alive.”
KISSING CANDICE “PUT EM UP” VIDEO
American horror merchants KISSING CANDICE deliver the unsettling video for “Put ‘Em Up,” the single from their new album Blind Until We Burn, available everywhere now.
MAXO KREAM “ISSUES”
Houston rapper Maxo Kream continues his hot streak with the ELEVATOR Mag-premiered video for “Issues,” a bonus cut from his Maxo 187 project, which Complex named One of the Best Albums of 2015. Featuring Fredo Santana, the Bryan Zawlocki-directed visuals follow the two rappers in a graffiti-splattered abandoned lot as they flex gritty rhymes while draped in black and blue apparel. With a raw, vintage visual effect, the video further accents the single’s dark, atmospheric vibes. “Maxo Kream and Fredo Santana have a few issues but one of them is definitely not money,” ELEVATOR explained in their premiere post. The video follows “Big Homies,” a loose single that the duo released last month.