THE WEEKND PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CAN’T FEEL MY FACE”
Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum alternative R&B trailblazer THE WEEKND has premiered the highly anticipated video to his #1 hit single “Can’t Feel My Face” exclusively on Apple Music Connect. The video was directed by Grant Singer, who also directed the video for “The Hills”, which is now nearing 90 million views. You can view the video HERE.
AIDEN GRIMSHAW NEW SINGLE
With his first release in 2012 charting in the top 20 in the UK album charts, Aiden Grimshaw has spent the following years between London and Blackpool. Writing and experimenting away from the limelight with host of producers and songwriters. Most recently working with artist/producer MEMEB in the south of Spain. Aiden and MEMEB, with help from others, have crafted a sound that feels unique.
Today he reveals the first piece of music from their work together. Premiered on The Line of Best Fit who exclaimed “Flitting through shimmering nu-garage synths and crisp dance beats, it’s clear that Grimshaw’s got his mind set on igniting commotion on the dancefloor – an addictive, simple chorus, infectious Balearic hooks, and chilled-out auras all point to an exciting new chapter for Grimshaw.”
KILLAFLAW NEW VIDEO “OWN WAY”
Wall of Sound label darlings, Killaflaw, are at the forefront of the rock’n’rave / rocktronic scene. They’re an exciting two-piece from Liverpool that have been likened to bands such as Soundgarden, The Prodigy and a mix between Led Zeppelin and Chemical Brothers.
ZOMBI NEW SONGS
The prolific instrumental duo of Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra, known as Zombi, have announced a long awaited new album Shape Shift, due via longtime label Relapse Records on October 16. The album marks a return to the group’s prog-inclined rock roots after a detour into electronic textures on previous albums, a path that had been informed by pursuing the group as a long-distance studio project following their withdrawl from live performance in 2007. Energized by their return to the touring circuit in 2013 (supporting Italian horror soundtrack legends Goblin), the band resumed regular rehearsals to compose as a unit. The resulting album is their most cohesive and representative to date, nine songs brimming with head nodding beats and hypnotic keyboard runs. Moore commented on the new material: “It’s a rock record – think of it as a follow-up to Surface To Air. There are no techno jams or symphonic prog fantasies. No solo track interludes. We have officially moved from ‘studio project’ mode back into ‘live band’ mode.”
BROOKE ANNIBALE “REMIND ME”
On October 2, singer/songwriter Brooke Annibale will release her fourth full-length studio album The Simple Fear. A former Nashville resident now based in her hometown Pittsburgh, Annibale questions apprehension of the unknown future, basic life expectations, and the fear that those expectations might not be met. Today, Earmilk debuted the album’s first single “Remind Me,” calling it “one of Annibale’s best. Evident, is her ability to build momentum and fully develop the sound while also keeping two feet on the ground, which is an especially rare encounter within her genre.”
LISTEN: Brooke Annibale – “Remind Me” via Earmilk:
MISHUL SINGLE “BLOWING UP”
Mishul is blowing up. And this has never been more clear than on his latest BigBoi-produced release featuring fellow Chicago MC, Logan. The two Chicago MC’s teamed up on the track just weeks after Logan was shot on the Dan Ryan. Since then, Logan has been on a rapid assent to the top of the Chicago scene. Mishul is currently prepping his upcoming EP, but decided to drop this banger for your summer listening pleasure. You can catch Mishul on a stage near you this Summer in Chicago, including on September 2nd alongside Sasha Go Hard at Jerry’s Wicker Park.
PATTY GRIFFIN SHARES FIRST NEW SONG “RIDER OF DAYS”
Patty Griffin is sharing the first new song, “Rider of Days,” from her new album, Servant of Love out September 25. . Yesterday, NPR premiered the track, exclaiming, “Every Patty Griffin song arrives fully and perfectly formed, which is perhaps her greatest gift. She doesn’t require explanation or context, and she doesn’t have material that requires lead-up to enjoy. Her songwriting is honest and compassionate no matter the subject, her voice uniquely compelling and her guitar work unfailingly evocative. “Rider of Days” is more impressionistic than literal, but Griffin’s deceptively simple lyrics locate the emotional core of her bicycle-riding narrator. With that voice as a guide, no traveller can wander too far.”
CORY CHARLES NEW VIDEO
Cory’s elegant piano merges with his charismatic vocals to deliver some rather witty and humorous food for thought. In “If I Could Change Anything, It Would Be You!” the first single and video from the EP, he voices his frustration with the woman he loves the most; you check out the video on Youtube. Cory Charles has produced a record that is full of humor, sarcasm and truth which makes “If I Could Change Anything It Would Be You!” worth checking out. It will make you laugh, possibly cry and everything in between!
WINDFAERER NEW LYRIC VIDEO
Tenebrosum is the forthcoming new full-length from Garden State folkloric black metal alchemists, WINDFAERER. Named after the archaic term for the Atlantic Ocean (“Mare Tenebrosum”), meaning “sea of darkness,” with Tenebrosum WINDFAERER casts off the edge of black metal and takes the listener on a spiritual journey of discovery, embarking into unknown, treacherous seas.
SMALLPOOLS TO HEADLINE “THE AMERICAN LOVE TOUR”
Los Angeles’ quartet Smallpools announce today “The American Love Tour”, their headlining tour kicking off on October 8th in Fort Lauderdale, FL and criss-crossing the country before wrapping with a hometown show in Los Angeles, CA on November 5th. Smallpools will be joined by special guests Phoebe Ryan and Machineheart. Tickets go onsale July 31st at www.smallpoolsmusic.com.
CVIRO & GXNXVS “SOBER”
It’s not often you find artists that compliment each other so effortlessly. Rising Australian singer CVIRO and fellow Gold Coast producer GXNXVS have teamed up again to unveil the release of their latest single “Sober”.
TEEN DAZE “ALONG”
Vancouver’s Teen Daze will release his first album for Paper Bag Records on August 14th 2015. Morning World was recorded with John Vanderslice at Tiny Telephone, his all-analog studio in San Francisco with co-producer Simon Bridgefoot.
OF MONSTERS AND MEN PREMIERE “ORGANS” LYRIC VIDEO FEATURING NANNA
Yesterday, OF MONSTERS AND MEN premiered their new lyric video for their song “Organs” from their second full-length album, Beneath The Skin [Republic Records] on Line of Best Fit.
LIGHT MUSIC PRESENTS SECOND SINGLE “DON’T GO QUIETLY”
“Don’t Go Quietly,” the second single off Milwaukee’s Light Music’s debut album is a beaming nugget of post-indie-rock, sure to appeal fans of contemporaries like Tapes ‘n Tapes and Menomena. Listen/share “Don’t Go Quietly”:
TUNE IN TO LEXUS VERSES AND FLOW TO CATCH CHARLIE WILSON PERFORMING TONIGHT ON TV ONE AT 10PM EST
Lexus Verses and Flow is the NAACP Image Award-nominated variety show, which blends electrifying musical and soul-stirring spoken word performances from mega-watt music stars alongside more than 25 of the best up-and-coming poets in the U.S. Actor/personality Laz Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) hosts. Previous performers have included Maxwell, Ledisi, and Jill Scott, among others.
The fifth season of Lexus Verses and Flow also brings the return of the Lexus Verses and Flow Scholarship. Presented in partnership with ten of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, two students per institution will each be awarded a $5,000 scholarship in recognition of their community leadership and academic excellence.
“Red Sand” makes for a perfect collaboration from RedBaren 907 and Homeboy Sandman. This dynamic duo of MCs both drop lyrical verses while sharing duties on the beatbox hook. Providing listeners a buffet of heavy bars, metaphors and similes to head-bop to. Homeboy Sandman’s pen game and original style is well respected in Hip Hop and this track proves that RedBaren 907 felt right at home following his lead over an ill production, orchestrated by Shafeeq Beats.
TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS “DOWN HERE”
Acclaimed Oklahoma quintet Turnpike Troubadours have announced an East Coast tour with special guests The Black Lillies. Both bands will be touring in support of Fall albums being released via Thirty Tigers. The new run of dates comes in addition to Turnpike Troubadours already packed tour schedule in support of their upcoming self-titled release, which will hit streets on September 18th. One of the most overlooked, yet wildly popular roots rock bands today, Turnpike Troubadours have sold over 200,000 records worldwide, built a rabid and steadily growing fan-base and pack venues across the country.
SKYLAR STECKER TO HEADLINE GIRLS’ LIFE MAGAZINE’S THIRD-ANNUAL FASHION BASH ON AUGUST 8, 2015
Rising teen star and singer songwriter Skylar Stecker will headline iHeartRadio’s Z104.3 and Girls’ Life Magazine’s third-annual Back-To-School Fashion Bash on August 8, 2015 at Power Plant Live! in downtown Baltimore. The Wisconsin native, whose YouTube channel has over 26 million views and 290,000 subscribers, is gearing up to release her debut album, This Is Me, due out on September 25th on Cherrytree Records, home to artists such as Ellie Goulding, Robyn and Feist.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Power Plant Live!
34 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
THE MENZINGERS ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR
Philly punk band The Menzingers will embark on a co-headlining tour this fall with mewithoutYou. The tour will begin October 22 at Royale Boston in Boston and wrap November 27 in New York at Webster Hall. Select dates are on sale now with the remainder of dates on sale Friday, July 31 at 12pm EST. For ticketing information visit:
RICKY MARTIN ANNOUNCES WISIN & HA*ASH AS SPECIAL GUESTS FOR HIS ACCLAIMED “ONE WORLD TOUR” IN THE U.S.
The multiple Grammy Music Award and Latin Grammy winner, Ricky Martin will include International Urban artist, Wisin and Pop duo Ha*Ash as his special guests for his acclaimed One World Tour produced by Live Nation that will kick-off in the United States on September 15th with the first show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Pop duo, Ha*Ash (Hanna Nicole and Ashley Grace) who have achieved triumphant commercial success and garnered media praise for their latest album, Primera Fila-Hecho Realidad (First Row – Made Real) and have successfully toured internationally will be performing in select cities including: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, El Paso, San Antonio and Houston amongst others. The duo recently released their latest single, “Lo Aprendí de Ti”.
DEVIL CITY ANGELS “ALL I NEED”
DEVIL CITY ANGELS, made up of Rikki Rockett, Tracii Guns, Rudy Sarzo, and Brandon Gibbs, are streaming the track “All I Need” from their self-titled album today at Revolvermag.com. Listen here:
KODACROME “WHITE LOVE”
The video for “White Love” was conceived in Kodacrome’s kitchen last winter. After months of Mary Shelley-style experimentation (involving the laborious extraction of vanilla beans, and finding that perfect fat-to-water ratio), Elissa discovered a secret formula to create silky smooth melts. Each little shape and letter was poured by hand, wrapped into neatly labeled wax paper packages, and jam packed in a small freezer. (Needless to say, the frozen lasagna had to go). There were many lost shapes and letters along the way, and many a night spent crouched on the floor trying to find missing Ws. It was always the Ws.
!!! LISTEN TO “FREEDOM! ‘15” AND “SICK ASS MOON”
Combining punk abandon and tightly-coiled dance music has always been bonded into the band’s DNA. It’s this core plus their growth and mastery of songwriting that has seen them outlive the mid-2000s ‘indie/dance punk’ tag and has allowed them to consistently grow lyrically and sonically from album to album. As If is their most consummate collection of songs yet.
JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST ‘SONG OF THE YEAR’ WINNER
Today, Rhode Island garage-rockers The Rare Occasions were announced as the winners of the coveted John Lennon Songwriting Contest ‘Song of the Year’ for their original song “Dysphoric.” The announcement was made on 95.5 PLJ / Cumulus Radio in New York with radio host Ralphie Aversa and Executive Judges (and past Grand Prize Winners) indie band American Authors, who are internationally known for their chart topping hit “Best Day of My Life.” The announcement coincides with the 2015 Lennon Bus Tour, which marks the 75th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth.
WILL MASON ENSEMBLE “FINN”
New Amsterdam Records is excited to share “Finn” from Beams of the Huge Night, the debut album from the Will Mason Ensemble, due August 28, 2015. The track premiered via PopMatters, who stated that “Beauty and dread walk hand in hand, and the mood can turn on a dime, and the mood can turn on a dime, which is exactly the feeling you get on ‘Finn,’ an extraordinary free-form 16-and-a-half-minute composition that forms the heart of the new album Beams of the Huge Night.”
ZAYN MALIK SIGNS GLOBAL RECORDING DEAL WITH RCA RECORDS
RCA Records and Syco Music announce today that Zayn Malik will release his debut solo album on RCA Records.
Simon Cowell of Syco Music says: “With RCA, Zayn has the perfect label to work with on his solo career. They are excited about working with him and I am sure whatever they release together will be special.”
Comments Peter Edge and Tom Corson of RCA: “Zayn’s a genius songwriter with an incredible voice, and we are proud to have him join our roster of iconic superstars. We are thrilled he has entrusted us to deliver his personal artistic vision to millions of his fans across the globe.”
MACY’S KICKS OFF ITS FIRST ALL-SCHOOL A CAPPELLA CHALLENGE WITH GRAMMY AWARD-WINNERS PENTATONIX
Starting in September, schools across the country can submit an a cappella version of The Jackson 5 hit “I Want You Back,” for a chance to win Macy’s All-School A Cappella Challenge. Students, faculty and staff of schools nationwide can enter a video performance of the song, unaccompanied by any music or instruments. Three $25,000 prizes will be awarded – one to a school in each of the following levels: elementary through middle school level, high school level and college level. Pentatonix, the platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning a cappella group, will appear in a national commercial spot this summer to further build excitement for the musical challenge.
“The back-to-school season is one of our favorite times of the year at Macy’s, and we’re pleased to support and celebrate music in schools with Macy’s All-School A Cappella Challenge,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “We’re encouraging students to get creative and have fun, and look forward to seeing all the great submissions from the wonderful talent across the country.”
GARY CLARK JR. ANNOUNCES SECOND ALBUM
Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will release his second full-length studio album, entitled The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, on September 11th via Warner Bros. Records. It will be available for pre-order from participating digital retailers beginning today, July 30th. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of two new album tracks: “The Healing,” and “Grinder.”