BIGBANG VIDEO FOR “ZUTTER (GD&T.O.P)”
M.A.D.E. (available worldwide September 1st via YG Entertainment) and the last of the M.A.D.E. SERIES, digital single E, is out today! Rappers GD and T.O.P have come together as a unit for the first time in five years on “Zutter (GD&T.O.P)”, returning to their original passion of traditional hip-hop, while the ballad “Let’s Not Fall In Love” is on the opposite end of the spectrum.
JILL ANDREWS NEW SINGLE
With her bell-clear voice, Andrews sings of love, loss, hope, and empowerment across The War Inside. These 12 tracks represent the best of the nearly 100 songs she wrote between 2012 and 2014, and display an artist settling comfortably into her own skin. The War Inside contains an alluring mix of soaring, spirited (“Get Up Get On,” “My Love Is For”) or easy, melancholic pop (“I’m Not OK,” “Rust Or Gold”), moody, ethereal pop/rock (“Cannibal,” “Stepping Out”), and more spare, seemingly effortless folk (the Seth Avett-duet “I’m So In Love With You,” “Back Home”).
NEW ALBUM & VIDEO FROM MELTDOWN
4-pieces metal band from Lausanne, Switzerland, Meltdown just released its debut full-length album called “Boobs are for heroes” on CD right now in local stores. In waiting for more and full streaming session, digital and web distribution, a first single extracted from the album is available right now with the music video for “I won’t be submitted”
TELEPATHE ALBUM STREAM
Telepathe are proud to announce the release of their long-awaited sophomore album Destroyer via the band’s own label BZML on August 7, 2015.
Destroyer has been a long time coming. Originally recorded in 2012 Telepathe, aka multi-instrumentalists Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais, quit their day jobs and relocated to Los Angeles to record the album in a few short and intense months. “Melissa and I decided to leave NY for a couple of months during the winter to write and record this new album,” Busy explains. “We rented an apartment on Sunset Boulevard. At the time we were reading a lot Science Fiction and researching California cults, which became themes that seeped into our music.”
SKETCH MCGUINEY “KNUCKLEHEADS”
Sketch McGuiney and DJ Alizay release their highly anticipated project Handlebars on iTunes. The projects features over 70 minutes of raw lyricism. DJ Alizay blends together 50 of Sketch’s best verse from old, new and unreleased tracks. If you’re a fan of hard hitting beats and wordplay do yourself a favor and cop Handlebars on iTunes now!
GOPRO X OVERWERK
Since his massively well-received single “Toccata” was released in May, Edmond Huszar aka OVERWERK has upheld a constant effort to live up to his name, tirelessly devoting himself to the love of music. The single gave fans a glimpse of what they can expect to hear from his forthcoming CANON EP, due out this fall. The cinematic quality of “Toccata” led to it becoming an instant hit across clubs and festivals all over the world. His undeniably unique sound blends the heavy complexities of electro with the powerful feeling of an orchestral score.
A FRAGILE TOMORROW INDIGO GIRLS TOUR
Charleston, SC four piece, A Fragile Tomorrow will be celebrating the release of their fifth studio album Make Me Over, touring in support of their friends the Indigo Girls. The album was self-produced and self-engineered, recorded at Low Watt Recording studios in Savannah, GA the studio run by band members Sean and Dominic Kelly, identical brothers. They mixed it with Grammy® winning producer Malcolm Burn. Make Me Over, their label debut from MPress Records, is being released October 16.
New on Mura Masa’s label ANCHOR POINT, Bonzai is half Irish / half American raised in Dublin.
BOBBY LONG’S “ODE TO THINKING” STREAM
British singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Long will celebrate the August 7 worldwide release of his new album, ODE TO THINKING.by launching a month-long tour of the U.S. A gifted songwriter, who now makes his home in New York, Bobby Long has earned a reputation for creating memorable songs inhabited by hauntingly poetic lyrics. Early reviews of ODE TO THINKING suggest that the new collection of 11 original songs may contain his most personal lyrics to date.
Ode to Thinking coverArriving from Compass Records, the new album was produced by veteran producer Mark Hallman at his Congress House Studios in Austin. An Album Premiere of ODE TO THINKING is currently streaming at:
NEVER SHOUT NEVER ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PREMIERE VIA SHAZAM NOW
Alternative pop band Never Shout Never announced that they are offering an exclusive premiere of their new album, Black Cat, via the Shazam application on Apple or Android, right now. Christofer Drew and the band’s entire album stream can be unlocked when any Never Shout Never song is “shazamed” using the Shazam app. Black Cat will be released globally by Warner Bros. Records this Friday, August 7th.
BOYTOY announced their debut full-length album, Grackle, will be arriving October 2 on PaperCup Music, and premiered lead single, and lead track from the record, “Postal”, today via Noisey
TRUNDEED “FROM THE BAY 2 CT”
Oakland-bred, Connecticut-based rapper TrUNDeed presents the Pixel Art-directed music video for “From The Bay 2 CT”, the Prestigious One-produced title track from his new album out now featuring Mistah F.A.B., Chris Webby, A-Nice, Digital Beatz, Flylife, DreamLife, Artist is, Jitta On The Track, Ace is Working, Sanara, Natasha Ramos, Royal, Ru Williams, Casanova Mills and Jus L. Hailing from a musical family, Tru’s cousin Adriana Evans was signed to Virgin Records, and Tru dropped his debut album Live And Direct in 2000.
SAINT DIABLO NEW ALBUM
Three years after releasing their self-titled studio album, SAINT DIABLO have finished their sophomore album entitled ‘Devil Horns and Halos’, which was produced by Tim “Rumblefish” Gilles (Anthrax, The Misfits, Taking Back Sunday, ill Nino) at Big Blue Meenie studios in Jersey City, NJ. The album will be released worldwide via Eclipse Records on November 13th.
The new album features ten ferocious metal tracks which capture the band’s abilities as songwriters and performers like they’ve never been showcased before. “Saint Diablo has written the best record of their career yet” says producer Tim Gilles. “We’re definitely making a statement with this album!”
TAKEN BY THE SUN “SCARS”
Today, the Windy City-based progressive post-metal sludge-bringers in TAKEN BY THE SUN, in cooperation with the ear-bleeders at Decibel Magazine, are very pleased to undrape the brand new visual accompaniment to “Scars.”
MIGGS “ORDINARY” VIDEO
MIGGS has quite literally been through it all. From ups to downs (and the unthinkable in between), the Tampa, FL alternative rock outfit has weathered last-minute label shifts, lineup changes, and everything else that the industry can possibly throw at a diligent, dynamic, and dedicated group of musicians. In over a decade on the scene, they’ve delivered five full-length albums to a diehard fan base, culminating on 2012’s 15th & Hope–the last record to be produced by the legendary Phil Ramone–enjoyed multiple television and film syncs, performed on “Good Morning America,” and played alongside everybody from Maroon 5 and Scott Weiland to Plain White T’s.
R I T U A L “JOSEPHINE”
Following their critically acclaimed collaboration with young starlet Frances, RITUAL return with quite possibly their most enticing effort to date.
This time partnering up with Lisa Hannigan (of Damien Rice fame), ‘Josephine’ sees RITUAL marrying together elements of RnB and folk, laid upon their trademark bed of soothing electronics and warm, pop-tinged instrumentals. Speaking on the new single, the band said “We’ve always been fascinated by dual female/male vocals on records – the electricity of the connection between two people, two different takes on the same emotion – and the tension and harmony this creates.”
GREY SKIES FALLEN NEW ALBUM
NYC-area death/doom quintet, GREY SKIES FALLEN, has issued the latest in their extensive roster of independently-released recordings, with the Earthwalker single — via a free digital download, as the 7″ vinyl version is completed — all while the band continues to construct material for their next impending LP.
PATTI YANG “I’M READY”
Patti Yang has been a fixture in the UK electronic scene since the early 2000′s, delivering a steady stream of stunning EP’s and acclaimed remixes that have drawn comparisons to Zola Jesus and Icona Pop.
Her newest single, “Im Ready”, just premiered on Sunset in the Rearview who noted “not since vintage Madonna has an artist made religious symbolism seem so suggestive.”
GHOST SPEAKS TO ROLLING STONE
“Generally speaking, the band has done more to bring blasphemous, religion-skewering devil rock to the mainstream masses than perhaps any act since Marilyn Manson rose from the swamps of Florida to declare himself the Antichrist Superstar.”
“CAN’T FEEL MY FACE” VIDEO
Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum alternative R&B trailblazer THE WEEKND has revealed the tracklisting to his highly anticipated third full-length offering, Beauty Behind The Madness (XO/Republic Records). It was revealed that the album will include 14 tracks and feature appearances from Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey and Labrinth.
The album, which saw a #1 debut with the iTunes pre-order, already has four of the previously released tracks certified platinum by the RIAA, “Can’t Feel My Face”, “The Hills” “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” and “Often”. The video to the #1 hit single “Can’t Feel My Face”, which premiered just last week, was directed by Grant Singer who also directed the video for “The Hills”, which now has over 100 million views.
MADEON JOINS ZEDD ON TRUE COLORS TOUR
French wunderkind Madeon has just announced a slew of U.S. tour dates for the fall! The 21-year-old producer will embark on a trek across the U.S. as a guest on Zedd’s massive True Colors tour, and also as a headliner at his own shows scheduled throughout – see full list of dates below. Madeon is touring in continued support of his Columbia Records debut album Adventure which opened at #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums Chart, as well as #1 on Billboard’s New Artist Album Chart.
BASECAMP “WATCH MY BACK”
Nashville trio BASECAMP announce their new EP, Greater Than out August 21st via OWSLA. The EP is a fully realized collection of R&B-tinged dance tracks inspired by the group’s admiration for art and the more technical aspects of electronic music. They also share the lead track “Watch My Back,” exclusively via Complex, providing a taste of the warm melodies, rich vocals and glitchy production that build an air of undeniable seduction which surround the EP.
MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS DEBUTS RAPPER-SINGER NICKI MINAJ WAX FIGURE
Today, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas unveiled the world’s first wax figure of multi-platinum award-winning rapper and singer Nicki Minaj. Inspired by her “Anaconda” music video, the wax figure were displayed inside Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at The Venetian.
The Nicki Minaj wax figure took nearly six months and more than 20 artists to create. Minaj’s figure was based on more than 300 body measurements, and was first sculpted in clay by hand and then covered in a plaster cast. The finishing touches included applying acrylic eyes and teeth, hair and several layers of paints and tints. Minaj was positioned into her provocative pose made famous by her “Anaconda” music video, which has nearly 500 million views on YouTube. Minaj’s figure is set among a jungle backdrop, back-up dancers and special effects– all based on the popular video.
LOU BARLOW “MOVING”
Brace the Wave is Barlow’s first solo release in six years, and adds to an extensive and celebrated discography that includes releases from Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, and his first solo endeavor, Sentridoh. Recorded in under a week with Justin Pizzoferrato (who also worked on Dinosaur Jr.’s Beyond, Farm, and I Bet on Sky) in Easthampton, MA, its lyrics explore yet another transitional period in the songwriter’s life. Tracks like “Redeemed,” “Wave,” and “Moving” employ Barlow’s early methods of tuning his ukelele down low and writing during the recording process, while album tracks “Lazy” and “C&E” are traditional-style folk songs that he performed live in the studio.
THE EAGLE ROCK GOSPEL SINGERS STREAMING DEBUT ALBUM IN FULL VIA RELIX MAGAZINE
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers and Ba Da Bing records (Sharon Van Etten, Beirut) are excited to share the Los Angeles based group’s debut album, Heavenly Fire. The album is streaming in full via Relix Magazine, and will be released Friday, August 7th. Recorded with Matt Wignall (Cold War Kids, J. Roddy Walston and the Business), Heavenly Fire is “a rip-roaring, soaring batch of rootsy-flavored originals,” writes LA Weekly.