MICHAEL DOUGLAS VIDEO GAME
Film legend, Michael Douglas, was pleasantly surprised when Norwegian journalist, Kjersti Flaa of TV2, revealed the news that funkstress, Maya Vik, had released a music video in his honor titled, “Y.M.D. (Young Michael Douglas.)” The music video which features a Michael Douglas character catching “Pussy cats” from the sky, premiered on Revolt.TV. Noisey said, “Y.M.D. (Young Michael Douglas)” is “a great, upbeat electro funk that gets in your head and stays there.” Produced by world-renowned nu-disco DJ/producer, Lindstrøm, “Y.M.D.” is Maya’s tribute to famed actor, Michael Douglas.
FANS VIDEO “BORN INTO”
Commenting on the new track, frontman Dan Louch said: “We’ve had this song a long time, it was written well over a year ago so it feels good to be getting it out there finally. It’s seems to have grown in relevance since we first wrote it which is weird as some of the lyrics are pretty autobiographical, especially the first two verses. The song idea came about from stories my mum had told me about her childhood, loads of funny Steptoe & Son kind of stuff – like they didn’t have duvets and used to have to sleep under my granddad’s coat in winter.”
With the band’s debut EP due out later this summer, the band went onto speak about their first official body of work: “It’s a real, honest and raw record – both lyrically and in the way it’s recorded and produced live. Everything has pretty much seemed to tie itself together in an organic way.”
ERIC PRYDZ NEW EP
Eric Prydz today released VOL II EP of his Pryda 10 trilogy, celebrating ten years of his Pryda Recordings label and his Pryda artist alias. The EP features six tracks, and clocks in at just under 60 minutes of classic Pryda material.
Prydz is renowned for his use of ‘IDs’, tracks that he’ll play out and use in mixes without ever naming them or releasing them for years. It’s one of the reasons that his sets stand apart from other DJs, he is literally playing material no-one else has. It also means that many of the tracks on this Pryda Ten EP trilogy have had fans and DJs clamoring for their release for years.
THE KARPINKA BROTHERS’ ALBUM PREVIEW
The Karpinka Brothers release their new album You Can Count On Me on September 4. Watch an exclusive album preview video via YouTube HERE. The LP is the band’s third full-length release following 2012’s There’s A Light. The band will be performing at the Regina Folk Festival with a full national tour to be announced soon.
The album was recorded live over the span of two days in the band’s hometown of Saskatoon at Full Color Music. The tracks were mastered by John Golden of Golden Mastering in California (Ty Segall, Sonic Youth, Explosions in the Sky) and mixed by S.J. Kardash (The Deep Dark Woods, The Sheepdogs). “There are two very distinct personalities between us two brothers,” says Shawn Karpinka, lead vocals, guitar and banjo. “This is our first album to truly reflect that.”
RAYLAND BAXTER ALBUM STREAM
The profile comes in advance of Baxter’s anticipated new full-length album, Imaginary Man, which is now streaming in full exclusively at The New York Times and will be released this Friday, August 14 on ATO Records (pre-order now at iTunes).
BOOSIE BADAZZ RELEASES VIDEO FOR “ALL I KNOW”VIDEO FEATURING PJ
“Touch Down 2 Cause Hell” In Stores Now!
BRYAN ADAMS’ RETURNS WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM
Multi-platinum, recording artist Bryan Adams is set to release his thirteenth studio album, Get Up (UMe), on October 16th, announced today. Produced by famed ELO frontman Jeff Lynne and co-written with his long-time collaborator Jim Vallance, the album features nine new songs and four acoustic versions, tracklisting below. Get Up is available for pre-order now via all digital partners and includes instant-grat track “You Belong To Me,” followed by lead track “Brand New Day” available September 7, and the final early download, “Don’t Even Try” prior to street date. Preorder link:
ALFRED BANKS @REVOLT TV
This Summer New Orleans artist Alfred Banks competed in McDonald’s #LocalLoveTour and won the opportunity to perform in Los Angeles with Revolt TV. Live on set he showcases confidence and musical growth with new hit “Homecoming” produced by Crescent Kingz.
DILLY DALLY RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “DESIRE” VIA STEREOGUM
Dilly Dally have shared the video for their new single, “Desire,” with Stereogum today. Directed by Benjamin Dabu (who also directed Dilly Dally’s video for “Candy Mountain”), the footage was shot in and around the band’s native Toronto. The video stars the four band members in various scenarios, as they start to daydream. As their minds wander, the four come together, performing and posing in a pastel-draped fantasy environment. That’s all alongside a literal embodiment of Monks’ desire that she’s screaming about, dressed in lingerie and dripping milk.
P!NK DEBUTS NEW THEME SONG FOR SEASON 13 OF ELLEN
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will launch Season 13 on Tuesday, September 8th to a new Original Theme Song “Today’s The Day,” written and performed by Grammy Award Winning artist P!nk.
P!nk has made 11 appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” since the show’s inception and recently recorded the uplifting hit on The Warner Brothers Studio Lot with her 4-year-old daughter, Willow Sage Hart, in tow. The new theme song captures the essence of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” but most importantly it’s a good song to dance along to.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” returns for its 13th season on Tuesday, September 8th. Check your local listings or log on to www.ellentv.com
SKINNY-C “BURIED TREASURE”
Atlanta rapper Skinny-C presents the S. Garcia-directed music video for “Buried Treasure”, the BeatGodz-produced single from Never Hungry Always Thirsty Vol. 1, his forthcoming full-length featuring production by Rollee, BeatGodz, Ace King, godBLESSbeatz and guest appearances by Kingpin Skinny Pimp, Alan Z, Ms Green, and Slim Dub.
DAVID MYLES “NEED A BREAK”
On September 25, Nova Scotia’s award-winning acoustic crooner David Myles will release his official US debut album So Far through Little Tiny Records. Reminiscent of the late ’50’s folk/roots/swing era, So Far is a collection of David’s songs over the years re-recorded and re-imagined in an acoustic stripped down format seamlessly combining the cool of Chet Baker with the ruckus of Chuck Berry. Today, Guitar World unveils the first video from the new album, a live performance of “Need a Break” with Myles and his trio performing around just one mic, premiering exclusively on Acoustic Nation.
BRAD MEHLDAU “WALTZ FOR JB”
Nonesuch Records releases Brad Mehldau’s 10 Years Solo Live eight-LP vinyl box set October 16, 2015. The set is culled from 19 live recordings made over a decade of the pianist’s European solo concerts and is divided into four thematic subsets of four sides each: Dark/Light, The Concert, Intermezzo/Rückblick, and E Minor/E Major. The complete track listing is on the next page. 10 Years Solo Live will be released on CD and digitally the following month; vinyl pre-orders are available now at nonesuch.com and include in instant download of the album track “Waltz for J. B.”
As Mehldau explains in his liner note for the album, “Although it totals around 300 minutes, the order of songs is not arbitrary, and I have tried to tell a story from beginning to end in the way I’ve sequenced it.” He continues, “There is a theme and character given to each four-side set.”
RETROHANDZ “BRUCK OUT”
Following their collaboration with Kandy on the big room house slammer “BOM BOM!,” Retrohandz returns to Dim Mak to release another surefire smash “Bruck Out.”
Featuring vocals from reggae songstress Stush, “Bruck Out” deftly mixes dancehall vibes with Retrohandz’s characteristic jungle terror sound, laying down a thumping beat that’s backed by booming bass whomps and laser synths.
THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX NEW VIDEO
New Jersey stoner-rock trio THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX, now featuring drummer Bob Pantella and bassist/vocalist Chris Kosnik of fellow NJ rock legends Monster Magnet, have just unleashed their brand new, psychedelic-style music video for the track “No Way Man”, cut from their new album Gravitron which released via TeePee Records earlier this year. Watch the video here via MetalSucks:
DONNY KONZ “THE STRUGGLE”
Donny Konz is one of the hottest upcoming MCs in Chicago right now…and “The Struggle” shows you exactly why. After recently spending some time in a Toronto recording studio, Donny has re-emerged with a sound that blends OVO with SAVEMONEY. Take a look into Donny’s daily life and struggle in this new visual below. As he preps his next project, expect a steady stream of new content to come from Donny Konz in the coming months. And be sure to catch him live in Chicago on September 2nd alongside Sasha Go Hard and Sir the Baptist at Jerry’s Wicker Park.
DATIN “HOW IT ALL STARTED”
Datin, a New Jersey native, and now Florida based emcee, is the newest artist on the GOM roster. Keeping fans on their toes with numerous features over the last year, this newly released track shows a different side to the ferocious emcee.
“Everyone always wants to hear about how I got here… About Shady and Columbia and how it all went down… So I figured what better way is there for me to tell this story?” – Datin
‘LIFE IS A FEAR’ BY EDITORS
Editors unveiled further music from their forthcoming fifth studio album, In Dream, with a Zane Lowe world exclusive first play of, first single, ‘Life Is A Fear’ today. As with previous tracks ‘No Harm’ and ‘Marching Orders’, ‘Life Is A Fear’ has been visually re-interpreted by band collaborator Rahi Rezvani to create a stunning short film that plays with the idea of light and darkness to deliver a 21st century noir short, lit entirely by lasers.
THE SWORD ANNOUNCE HIGH COUNTRY CONTEST
In celebration of the release of their fifth album, High Country, on August 21st, The Sword announce today a contest where fans can win prizes including 10 Subrosa X Stormwitch bikes, 10 custom designed Sword beer steins, and 30 autographed vinyl test pressings of High Country. The contest begins today and runs through Friday August 28th.
To enter the contest, fans need to upload a receipt from the purchase of High Country and fill out an entry form at the contest page. Those who haven’t purchased the album are still eligible to enter the contest by reading the rules and conditions section of the contest page.
GHOST ANNOUNCES UNHOLY/UNPLUGGED TOUR
Ghost have been summoned stateside for a procession christened the Unholy/Unplugged Tour. The five-city outing will take Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls to some of the nation’s most highly regarded record selling institutions. Blessed attendees will enjoy a rare stripped down acoustic live performance of new songs followed by a signing of their new album Meliora. The occasion will mark Papa Emeritus III’s inaugural visit to the United States. See below for complete details.
August 18th – Silver Platters (SoDo Location) – Seattle, WA (7:00 PM)
August 20th – Amoeba – Los Angeles, CA (6:00 PM)
August 21st – ZIA (Camelback Location) – Phoenix, AZ (7:00 PM)
August 22nd – Sound Garden – Baltimore, MD (5:00 PM)
August 23rd – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY (2:00 PM)
MEDIA JEWELER “NO EXIT”
Media Jeweler arose as a veritable phoenix out of the ashes of a revolving-door big band following an unexpected but celebratory funeral pyre supporting A Hawk and A Hacksaw in LA. Calls were made and within two weeks a leaner and decidedly meaner entity emerged, outlook fresh.
MEMORYY NEW SINGLE
Memoryy just premiered “Feeling Sinister” an awesome new summer-ready anthem with The Music Ninja yesterday afternoon and I thought it be up your alley! As TMN puts it “Memoryy effortlessly rolls on midtempo pop structures injected with a contemporary blast of tasteful shoegaze and dream-pop; which has us dialing up comparisons to artists as current as Tanlines & Twin Shadow to as far back as New Order and even Peter Gabriel’s art-housiest expressions.”
Make sure you head on over to Consequence of Sound to check out Zoo’s new track Bobby in preparation for ZOO’s forthcoming Tree of Knowledge.
ZOO started in an apartment, in Cincinnati, OH in 2012, writing songs and recording to a borrowed Boss 16 track digital recorder. After about a year of writing material, ZOO recorded a 9-track album which was released on cassette. Striving for a lo-fi sound with the first release with trebly, jangly guitars, oohs-and-ahhs, and a Roland TR-505 drum machine. Tree Of Knowledge is ZOO’s second release and the first studio effort. Overall, the songs are psychedelic, dreamy pop with a folk rock, singer-songwriter influence.
KID CADAVER PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “KEEP WELL”
Los Angeles three-piece, Kid Cadaver, premiered their new single, “Keep Well”, in advance of their sophomore EP Roam, which arrives August 21 as a free digital download, via Substream Magazine. The track went into rotation at ALT 98 in Los Angeles this weekend, and the band will celebrate with a hometown show, August 25 at The Satellite, before hitting the road in September.
JACUZZI BOYS “SUN”
Miami’s own Jacuzzi Boys have announced the release date to their forthcoming Happy Damage EP and reveal their new song “Sun”. The track is the second single from the EP recorded at Torche Studios in Miami and slated to drop on September 18th via their recently launched MAG MAG label. The Jacuzzi Boys’ (Gabriel on guitar, Diego on drums, Danny on vocals) signature Miami party sound is unmistakable on “Sun” where they provide the theme music to the Summer blues. Listen to the new track below and be sure to check out the revamped Jacuzziboys.com featuring exclusive designs by the band.
MODERN PAIN UNVEIL SECOND NEW TRACK FROM ‘PEACE DELUSIONS’
Peace Delusions is an album that resembles a golden artifact unearthed from the ’80s American hardcore underground. This record harnesses the unbridled aggression of groundbreaking acts like Poison Idea and Infest and filtering it through the caustic, ashy atmospheres and unfettered noise rock of Texan predecessors Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard, as well as Moss Icon’s murky, wordy pathos. This unpredictable, nerve-damaging, half-hour-long debut full-length remains at its core a spacey, noisy punk record and the second track to surface from the album, “4202”, showcases that.