ISABELA MONER’S DEBUT SINGLE “DREAM ABOUT ME” AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES
14-year-old Isabela Moner, star of Nickelodeon’s “100 Things to Do Before High School,” released her first original single “Dream About Me, available now on ITunes (http://bit.ly/DreamAboutMe). The song is written by Isabela and also features her playing the ukulele. Her debut album will be released this fall. New episodes of “100 Things” will also be back this fall.
In addition to the new single, Isabela is nominated for an Imagen Award for Best Young Actress – Television. The Imagen Awards will be handed out tomorrow night and recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media.
FERAL MOANS EP STREAM
Animal Omen’s dualistic approach to songwriting means that darkness is equally as important as light, and their knack for restraint, coupled with their habit to climb peaks and descend into warm reverb-laden valleys, is well exemplified on Feral Moans.
Parts of the EP are even influenced by the earthquake that devastated Nepal in April, as two of the band members were trekking through the Himalayas at the time (60 miles from the epicenter), only to be abandoned by their guide at 15,000 feet shortly after the earthquake struck.
RAMON ORTIZ “CRUISING TIME”
Today, in sync with the pre-order launch, RAMON ORTIZ is offering fans another taste of Portal with the release of a brand new guitar play through video and track premiere of the fusion burner track “Cruising Time”. Watch and listen here, exclusively via Guitar World:
FIGS VISION “LITTLE MAN”
Filming the video was an extremely physical experience- if you can imagine spending 9 hours in the dead of NYC winter wearing clothes we brought from home (Los Angeles), you might get an idea of how intense the filming was. It was a very special surprise because the shivering and pain that we believe to be clearly visible came off exactly how we wanted it to, in a genuine way. A lot of dance videos that come out are highly sexualized and objectify women- the dancing in this video was impactful for us because it isn’t necessarily sexual, although it could be. UNA projects have done a tremendous job at telling stories and conveying deep rooted emotions with their physical display.
JULIEN BAKER “SOMETHING” SONG PREMIERE VIA STEREOGUM
Stripped-back and raw with emotion, Sprained Ankle is an intimate and exquisite debut. Nineteen year-old Baker wrote the album’s nine songs across 2014, following her move from Memphis to Murfreesboro for college. Away from her family and close friends (including her band Forrister), writing proved to be a creative, cathartic outlet for her loneliness. The resultant songs are confessional yet accessible, personally contemplative yet universally relatable, unsparingly honest yet deeply heartening – and filled with tales of staggering experiences and striking imagery.
FIONA GREY NEW VIDEO
Pop darling Fiona Grey, will be performing live in Hollywood, California at Dirty Laundry on Tuesday, August 18 at 9:00 PM alongside Holychild DJ and Room8. Fiona’s sultry sound and unique elements of style reflect the early era of Blondie and Cyndi Lauper. Having a propensity for fashion, an eye for decade trends, and the gift of song writing, Fiona takes great pride in constructing her own sound and designing her own costumes to create her unique distinctive style.
CHESSBOXER “CALON LAN”
ChessBoxer have announced the release of their debut, Apollo EP, due September 25 from 333 Entertainment. The collection’s opening track “Calon Lan” is premiered today by The Bluegrass Situation. Produced by Charlie Peacock (Civil Wars, Switchfoot), Apollo EP serves as a preview to the Nashville-based, string trio’s forthcoming full-length album due in early 2016. ChessBoxer completed the EP in anticipation of an upcoming tour with Warren Haynes. They’ll join Haynes for 19 shows on his Ashes & Dust tour this Fall, both performing as his backing band and opening each evening with a set of their own music.
MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE COVER DEPECHE MODE
PINK contains nineteen tracks which includes fifteen never-before-heard MSI songs plus four tracks off the self-titled EP. The album also features wild versions of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” and Duran Duran’s “Girls On Film”, a hidden song, plus an audio diary from 22 year-old Jimmy Urine, a picture anatomy of what you need to make an MSI song, retro 90’s album art, and finally – after 20 years – the reveal of the origin of the name of the band.
PENTAGRAM, NOISEY STREAM NEW ALBUM “CURIOUS VOLUME”
Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band, Pentagram, has teamed up with Noisey to stream its upcoming album, Curious Volume, before it releases this Friday, August 21 on Peaceville. Stream Curious Volume today exclusively at:
CHRISTIAN RICH NEW VIDEO FOR “COMPROMISE”
Twin brothers Taiwo and Kehinde Hassan AKA Christian Rich have came up through the ranks in the music industry for the over of a decade. They are Grammy Nominated producers and DJ’s born in Nigeria, raised in Chicago, and now call Los Angeles home. Today they announce the release of their debut studio album FW14 via Lucky Number Music. The album features Vince Staples, JMSN, GoldLink, Sinead Harnett, NIIA, and more. To commemorate the project’s release the duo reveal a new music video for “Compromise” feat. GoldLink, Sinead Harnett, and Secaina Hudson. The video is a performance piece that draws influences from Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” video and described by the group as being “about a woman and her internal sexual compromise, which is shown in a dance sequence.”
MDNGHT ON NPR
Manchester dance collective MDNGHT have unveiled their new single, an incredible Steve Osborne (New Order, Perfecto, Depeche Mode) rework of ‘Into The Night’. The track showcases the band’s unique blend of mesmerizing celestial house mixed with Balearic beats and disco. The single is out September 25th on MUK Records.
IN SEARCH OF SUN, METALINJECTION.NET LAUNCH “ELEVATION” LYRIC VIDEO
In Search of Sun commented: “Besides being based on a particular personal experience, this song has one simple message: ‘Get up and live!’
“No matter what knocks you down, it’s crucial that you don’t let it consume you. Every ounce of hurt you have weighing you down needs to be used as THE catalyst of your success. Life is way too short to be consumed by fear, so instead, use it to carve out the path to the top! Make the most of life; don’t let life make the most of you. Elevate yourself.”
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + SINGLE
Los Angeles band The Neighbourhood will release its eagerly anticipated sophomore effort Wiped Out! on October 30 via Columbia Records. The album, which includes first single “R.I.P. 2 My Youth,” is available for pre-order today. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of “R.I.P. 2 My Youth” with additional tracks from the album becoming available as instant downloads in the weeks leading up to release. See full album track list below.
MARIAN HILL RELEASE AQUILO REMIX OF “ONE TIME”
In addition, MARIAN HILL will soon be embarking on their upcoming North American fall headline tour featuring support from Heavy Mellow beginning September 25th. The critically acclaimed Philadelphia pair—Jeremy Lloyd [production/songwriting] and Samantha Gongol [vocals/songwriting]— who wrapped a sold out headline US tour this past spring including a performance at Firefly Music Festival, will also be performing at Made In America Festival next month!
CHARLIE PUTH ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM “NINE TRACK MIND” + SINGLE
Atlantic recording artist Charlie Puth has announced the release of his highly anticipated debut album. NINE TRACK MIND arrives everywhere November 6th.
JOJO MAKES ATLANTIC RECORDS DEBUT WITH SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE OF THREE NEW SINGLES
Acclaimed singer-songwriter JoJo joins Atlantic Records’ much celebrated roster. The singer makes her long awaited Atlantic debut with three new singles. The three distinct singles titled “III.” are: “Say Love,” “Save My Soul,” and “When Love Hurts”; all of which will appear on her highly anticipated third album.
The not yet titled new album has already made a major impact, months before its official announcement. Both Buzzfeed and Fuse ranked it among their “Most Anticipated Albums of 2015” lists, with Buzzfeed noting the release could make JoJo “this year’s comeback kid.” The singles include an impressive roster of producers: the gorgeous power-ballad “Say Love” was produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels; The Family helmed the heartfelt track “Save My Soul”, and Jason Evigan and Benny Blanco took the lead on the infectious club-banger “When Love Hurts”.
D.O.A. NEW ALBUM
D.O.A. is back with a vengeance! It looked like Canada’s legendary punk pioneers were going to hang it up, as Joe Shithead Keithley, the godfather of “hardcore” sought political office, but that didn’t happen this time so the political world’s loss is the music world’s gain. D.O.A. has a brand new album, Hard Rain Falling, out now on Sudden Death Records and a world-wide tour in the works.
To come up with Hard Rain Falling, Joe, Paddy Duddy (drums) and Mike Maggot (bass) took inspiration from D.O.A.’s early classics: Something Better Change, Hardcore 81 and War on 45 and made the songs quick, short and right to the point. With anthems like “The Cops Shot a Kid,” “Punk Rock Hero,” “Warmonger,” “Kicked In The Teeth” and “Racism Sucks,” they take on environmental destruction, racism, street gangs and warmongers. There’s even a cover of the reggae classic “Johnny Too Bad.” Just what’s needed from what some people call Canada’s protest band.
ICARUS THE OWL NEW VIDEO
Indie pop-punk quartet Icarus the Owl team up with Under The Gun Review to premiere their official music video for their new single “Skysweeper” today, which is off their upcoming album, Pilot Waves due out October 16th. The song is their first new release since signing to Blue Swan Records earlier this summer. Bridging the gap of old to new, the song blends the band’s growing sound and new-found style.
MARCHING CHURCH SHARES VIDEO FOR “YOUR FATHER’S EYES” VIA SPIN
Marching Church are finally going to be treating the United States to a nice chunk of dates after the release of their beautifully cocky This World Is Not Enough LP earlier this year. The band will be hitting the road in October for a stint of East Coast and Midwestern shows. In addition to announcing these dates, the band is also sharing the video for album track “Your Father’s Eyes” which was directed by band member Kristian Emdal (also of Lower).
TOTAL MAKEOVER (NOAH STITELMAN OF NEIGHBORS) SHARE FULL STREAM OF BUOYANT DEBUT EP
Total Makeover is a band from Brooklyn led by Noah Stitelman. Joined by Julie Noyce, Sam Hendricks and Brian Harney, the band was born from the ashes of Stitelman’s former band Neighbors, who were a local Brooklyn main stay before their untimely demise late last year. In early 2015, armed with a pile of new demos, Stitelman went in to the studio with Engineer/Producer Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Hamilton Leithauser) to start recording what would become their debut EP.
VAADAT CHARIGIM NEW VIDEO
This week Israeli shoegaze trio Vaadat Charigim share the cinematic video for “Hashiamum Shokea.” The video was directed by the band’s drummer Yuval Guttman. According to the band, “the idea of the video was to show many people repeating pointless actions, while the lead singer calmly delivers his text about boredom and pointlessness, looking straight on through everything happening. During the choruses Juval Harring sings : ‘Sometimes the boredom sinks in, and sometimes it overflows, god is all knowing, and Man returns to sand’.
YAWN NEW EP STREAM
Chicago’s YAWN celebrates the release of their new Day Trip EP today (8/21) on Feel Trip Records & Old Flame Records. A collection of sunny pop songs — including a title track that Consequence of Sound calls “this year’s weirdest and most eccentric summer jam” — it finds the band going back to its roots, crafting catchy pop tunes with just the right amount of strangeness.