A PROCESS OF “BLACK ROSE” SINGLE
Since 2003 Dave Altheim, Brad Mackenzie, Craig ‘Buddha’ Stephens and Pete J. Alexander have been electrifying both listeners & audiences nationally under the moniker of A PROCESS OF. Their name pays homage to nineties hardcore-crossover outfit ‘Turmoil’ and their 1999 album entitled ‘The Process Of’. A Process Of precariously balance somewhere between Punk, Rock, Metal and Hardcore. From the very beginning they’ve refused to be defined by lazy clichés and simplified catchphrases. Twelve years, four releases and countless live shows later A Process Of has successfully melded genres whilst retaining solid song writing continuity. Their latest self- titled LP is a powerfully intense & anthemic rock offering projecting the four piece to new creative heights.
THE BISHOP OF HEXEN RECORD DEAL
“The Bishop of Hexen”, a symphonic Black Metal band that was formed in Israel in 1994 recently signed a worldwide deal with Sliptrick Records for the release of the upcoming album ‘The Arcane Death Mask Symphonies’ .
Well-known and acclaimed within the symphonic black metal circle for their symphonic and atmospheric dark compositions portraying horror themes and nightmarish landscapes, The Bishop of Hexen have released so far 5 official releases and currently working on the next full album ( ‘The Arcane Death Mask Symphonies’ ).
NOVEMBRE ALBUM STREAM
Somewhere between dark slam/hip-hop music, post-hardcore textures, spoken words explorations and black metal, NOVEMBRE is a French organic duo born in 2012 and made up of Olivier Lacroix (aka L’Amiral D.) & Jérémie Noël (aka Le Pendu) also involved in the post-metal/sludge outfit Erlen Meyer. Influenced by bands such as Cult of Luna, Portishead, La Rumeur and Casey.
In a few words : NOVEMBRE operates in a hybrid style mixing dark atmospheres, hip-hop vibes and post-anything soundscapes, all wrapped in a black atmosphere like thrillers movies/novels.
PETER GABRIEL IN VINYL
On October 2, 2015, Peter Gabriel’s first four self-titled solo albums will be made available on vinyl for the first time since 2002. The first three albums are affectionately known as Car, Scratch and Melt due to their iconic Hipgnosis designed covers, while the fourth album is entitled Security.
“I really wanted the first record to be different from what I’d done with Genesis so we were trying to do things in different styles,” says Peter Gabriel. “A bit of barbershop, which Tony Levin helped with, there were more bluesy things, a variety of songs and arrangements that were consciously trying to provide something different than what I’d done before.”
JIM CAMACHO NEW SINGLE
One of Miami’s premier singer / songwriters Jim Camacho has independently issued a new adult alternative single called “Please Come Home”. An acoustic guitar-driven Americana song co-written by Camacho, Jodi Marr and George Noriega , and co-produced with Fernando Perdomo, the new single reflects a slide towards country music. The production has a timeless feel reminiscent of the Eagles or Bruce Springsteen. The track is now available as a download on iTunes and can be streamed on Spotify.
MASTODON TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA WITH JUDAS PRIEST THIS FALL
Mastodon are thrilled to announce they will hit the road in October and November for a fall North American tour with British metal icons Judas Priest, which kicks off on October 16th. In addition, THE MISSING LINK TOUR (a co-headline tour w/ Clutch plus support from Corrosion of Conformity) also continues its forward momentum with new dates. All confirmed tour dates are below. That’s a lot of “Mastodonian”live action for the masses!
LOVE THE EVERGLADES MOVEMENT EVENTS
The non-profit, volunteer organization Love the Everglades Movement implements strategies to address the environmental, structural, cultural and spiritual problems plaguing the Florida Everglades by raising awareness and organizing community engagement. On August 22, 2015 at the Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center (500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL 33194), and August 23, 2015 at Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus (Graham Center, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, room 150), the group will convene during the 2nd annual Summer Symposium.
“Protecting our natural resources is a concern for us all because the water is sacred and the water unites us,” says symposium organizer and Miccosukee community member Reverend Houston R. Cypress. “The Love the Everglades Movement is providing the community with a platform for education and action. Now we need the public to participate and be part of the solution.”
MAN WITHOUT A CLUE “BOOTY”
Man Without A Clue returns to Clueless Music with his second release on the label, ‘Booty’. A highly addictive and straight up big room stomper. ‘Booty’ consists of MWAC’s signature thumping basslines, old school vocal cut-ups, tight percussions and striking hi-hates. A solid number ready to bring the house down.
IKES “PRAY FOR ME”
IKES has been entertaining hip‐hop fans on both sides of the Atlantic with his distinguished mix of raw realism, cheeky lyricism, and clever word play.
IKES began his music career at the tender age of 14 as a Garage MC. He honed his musical skills by studying the crafts of some of the greats; such as Tupac, Biggie, Michael Jackson and more. Hailing from the edge of Hackney, Ikes was later signed to Indie label Reignassance, which was also home to such UK names as Chipmunk, Random Impulse and Wizzy Wow at the time.
NYC PUNK OUTFIT BUENO A-SIDE “ASSED OUT” STREAMING NOW
Bueno lead man Luke Chiaruttini first met Mikey Gagliardi, who plays guitar and sax, on a bus ride home from Catholic school. Mikey threw his shoe at Luke’s head, and then kindly asked for Luke to give it back. It was one of the many quiet rebellions that Mikey, Luke, Joe Imburgio (bass), AJ Pantaleo (drums), and Mike DiBenedetto (guitar) would engage in throughout their adolescent years growing up and fucking up in Staten Island. Whether sneaking in underage for rock shows at the nowdefunct Martini Red, or journeying to the middle of nowhere Staten Island to play packed shows, the guys of Bueno know music at their home base can be an uneven struggle. Yet the borough holds a quiet abundance of creative energy that has pushed Bueno to be as enterprising as any other act throughout the five boroughs.
ARUM RAE “I LOVE LOVE”
Wanted to shoot over “I Love Love” (Bandcamp), a new song from the incredible Arum Rae. “I Love Love” is her first new release of 2015, and is a gorgeous little ditty she cooked up in her remote cabin in Virginia while writing the songs that will be on her new full-length (slated for a Spring 2016 release). She’s also announced a round of US tour dates in late August/early September, where she’ll be joined by Pavement’s Steve West on drums!
GNAW THEIR TONGUES STREAM
“From The Black Mouth Of Spite” is the latest auditory scourge to seep into the population from GNAW THEIR TONGUES’ impending new LP, Abyss Of Longing Throats, the track seeing an exclusive premiere through the horde at Cvlt Nation.
HEAD OVER HEART SHARE VIDEO FOR “FALL BACK IN LOVE”
“I Don’t Mind” is the saga of a particularly disenfranchised city-dweller, detached from their angst through self-medication and emotional denial. Written and performed primarily by singers/multi-instrumentalists Jordan Prather and Belinda Esquer, the song has the shimmering glow of a pocket symphony for an iPhone age, with an undercurrent of slow burning dread. The song is Head Over Heart’s finest to date, not least because of the duo’s singular knack for articulating the most primordial pain of the id tumbling over itself into the crisis management facades of the super-ego.
FICTONIAN NEW SINGLE
‘Little Blue Book’ follows on from the release of previous album tracks ‘Full Circle Influence’ and ‘Double Negative’, and more recently the single ‘Make It Be Ours’. All have been released to widespread acclaim, gaining plaudits from the likes of Line of Best Fit, NME (Buzz of The Week) and Q Magazine. La Blogothèque also recently featured a beautiful performance of ‘Double Negative’ as part of their acclaimed Take Away series, watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMeYTi2VArg
In recent months Fictonian has completed live dates with Nick Mulvey, which included a show at London’s Roundhouse, as well as his own very special sold-out London headline show at St Pancras Old Church on July 16. Further live dates to be announced soon.
RACOON BANDIT NEW SINGLE
Equal parts sprawling folk-rock, psych-tinged indie, and adventurous songwriting, the new album from Racoon Bandit emphasizes the Charlottetown band’s knack for well-plotted arrangements that hide an anthemic bite.
The follow-up to 2011’s Into The Hills sees all four members – Fraser McCallum, Roger Carter, and brothers Scott and Adam Gallant – trading off songwriting duties in the tradition of East Coast stalwarts such as Sloan and Thrush Hermit. Through the Paul Simon-inspired bass lines of “You Got Into It,” the Traveling Wilburys drive of “On The Hook,” and the trad-ballad infused melodies of “Believe Me,” the album retains an unmistakable cohesion and warmth.
ELAD ZABINSKI “CROSSROADS”
After releasing his debut album in May 2014 “Moving to Wonderland” that was considered to be a Rock Pop Alternative album, Elad faced the decision if, how and when should he move on to create a new project? The answer was, not quite.
Elad decided to try something new with his old songs and he chose his two first singles: “Crossroads” and “Moving to Wonderland”. His new approach was to step to the more acoustic folk world, more to the singer- songwriter vibe.
The question is why did he decided to take this approach with his old songs instead of investing that energy to a completely new project? The answer is that he felt that something was missing in those songs and that it would be unfair to the songs not explore their other sides.
TEN BANDS ONE CAUSE
Over a year ago, RED Distribution teamed up with some of its premiere label partners and artists to create and launch Ten Bands One Cause, a program that involved the creation of limited pink vinyl for ten different releases.
The program, which included notables like Against Me!, Courtney Barnett, Jason Isbell, Lucius, Temples and others, coincided with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). It raised nearly $30,000 for Gilda’s Club NYC, an innovative cancer support organization founded in 1995 by psychotherapist Joanna Bull, Gene Wilder, Mandy Patinkin, Joel Siegel, and other generous individuals, in memory of SNL vet/actor/comedienne, Gilda Radner, who passed away in 1989 from cancer.
On September 29th, RED is set to release its second annual run of limited edition copies of pink vinyl from Run The Jewels, Sturgill Simpson, Ingrid Michaelson, Joey Bada$$, Between The Burried and Me, Chet Faker, Clutch, Al Green, Pierce The Veil, and Primus. The releases will be available for purchase at retailers nationwide wherever vinyl is sold, and proceeds will sponsor Gilda’s Club NYC.
NEW SINGLE FROM KHARY DURGAN
Khary on DK64: I made this song a few months ago after Ozhora Miyagi had sent me a bunch of beats.This one stuck out to me because I really couldn’t picture myself rapping on it. It sounds like if the music for Donkey Kong 64 had been turned into a trap soundtrack (hence the name). The song was half written and half a freestyle; I just had fun with it. I sent Akeem Team, who’s been killing it, some artwork ideas and here we are with me fishing, Pepe the Frog, and a Magicarp.
DOOMTREE ANNOUNCES THE DOOMTREE ZOO
An all-day event at CHS Field, the new ballpark of the St. Paul Saints, with performances from Doomtree, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic, Trash Talk, Shabazz Palaces and Open Mike Eagle. October 3rd, 2015. 2-10pm. CHS Field, 360 N Broadway St, St. Paul, MN 55101. Presented by Surly Brewing Co. and Copycats Media.
Doomtree, the Minneapolis rap collective, sold out an entire decade of their annual Blowout label showcases. Last December, over 7,000 fans attended the final Blowout, some from as far away as Ireland and Russia. Now, after many months spent internationally touring their most recent album, All Hands, the seven-member collective is coming home to announce their next big Twin Cities special event: the DOOMTREE ZOO.
REV GUSTO STREAM ‘BURNT OUT FRIENDS’
Kansas City, Mo’s Rev Gusto are pleased to release their debut album Burt Out Friends. Available, today, July 28, 2015 on High Dive Records, the ten tracks on the record burn fast as the garage pop rockers emerge with a release drawing comparisons to The Kinks and The Velvet Underground. To celebrate the release they are streaming the full record over at Diffuser.FM.
MOD SUN “FREE LOVE”
Artist/musician Mod Sun, has unveiled a brand new music video for his vibrant and colorful single, “Free Love,” via Youtube. The uplifting and free spirited track appears on his self-produced LP, ‘Look Up,’ which in addition to being available in the US, is now available in Australia via iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
MAT KEARNEY ANNOUNCES FALL JUST KIDS TOUR
MAT KEARNEY announces dates for the fall leg of his highly successful “JUST KIDS” tour. Featuring support from Parachute, the tour launches October 9 at Track 29 in Chattanooga, TN and eventually wraps October 30 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO. A special VIP pre-sale begins tomorrow (Wednesday July 29) at 12pm local time here. General on-sale begins Friday July 31 at 10am local time here. The full itinerary is below.
MAT has been out on the road supporting his latest full-length album, JUST KIDS [Republic Records], since the winter. It’s quickly become a favorite amongst his devoted audience with singles such as “Billion” and “Heartbeat” drawing massive singalongs already.
THE ESCAPE EP STREAM
The Philadelphia alternative rock outfit The Escape are streaming their new EP, The Mark We Leave Behind at New Noise Magazine. This is the group’s first EP since their 2013 release, New Direction.
“We’re excited to be releasing The Mark We Leave Behind. On this record we took a lot more chances, both lyrically and musically. The payoff has been songs that evoke an emotion every time you listen.” – Vocalist/guitartist Stephen Angello
IN SEARCH OF SUN, REVOLVER LAUNCH “ELEVATION” MUSIC VIDEO
In Search of Sun told Revolver: “No matter what knocks you down in life, you can always find that inner strength within you to get right back up and persevere. The sky is the limit and that’s exactly the message we want to get across in this song. You have two choices in life – remain scared and settle for a mediocre existence, forever in the shadow of your fears and anxieties, OR you can pick yourself up and eliminate everything that tries to consume you with a positive mind-set. Life is what you make it. Elevate yourself.”
CREO “LIGHT IT UP”
Following up on the successful release of their previous singles ‘Afterglow’ and ‘Suay’, which saw them score UK’s Amazing Radio’s ‘Artist of the Week’, featured on Triple J Unearthed, as well as receiving spot-rotation airplay from Triple J and numerous community and International radio stations, Sydney-based CREO give you the debut single “Light It Up” from their upcoming EP (due in the coming months).