NEW SINGLE BY DIRTY DIANA
Burning flames of enslaved emotions started twisting and turning, causing a whirlwind in his mind. The beat came gushing out, spilling over all his thoughts and desires. Nothing was left but the feeling of a distant past that seemed so near that he could almost touch it. The taste came from the sound resonating within his living room. Resonating within himself. Madness it was. And yet in all his madness, he has managed to discern the transcendental voice of a long forgotten memory. Someone was calling form within his living room. From within him! Dirty Diana echoed…
JOHNNY POPCORN “LOVE THE ABUSE”
Johnny Popcorn is emcee/producer/singer, Hezekiah, producer/bassist Tone Whitfield and vocalist Jani Coral . Before forming Johnny Popcorn, Hezekiah released music with Rawkus Records, in addition to working extensively, writing and producing for renowned neo-soul artist Bilal. Like Hezekiah, Whitfield’s background is also in production, working with notable artists like Me’shell Ndegeocello and Zap Mama. Johnny Popcorn’s sound derives from a blending of Hezekiah’s rock influences and Coral’s soulful vocals.
SIM HUTCHINS NEW SINGLE
Sim Hutchins, a producer and video artist from North West Essex UK, releases his debut album ’I Enjoy To Sweep A Room’.
Though it stylistically references techno, IDM and ambient-drone, the album could be said to be genre-blind, avoiding any easy classification. It takes an outsider approach to composition, channeling the uncompromising visionistic electronics of Actress, the disintegrating drones of William Basinksi, the cosmic synthwork of Hieroglyphic Being and Jandek’s propensity for atonal experimentalism. ‘I Enjoy To Sweep A Room’ is firmly the work of an artist operating on the peripheries of the medium.
ANGEL HAZE RELEASES NEW FREE MIXTAPE
After a series of consistent releases including buzzing viral singles “Impossible”, “Babe Ruthless”, “Pleasure This Pain” and “Moonrise Kingdom” — lyrical phenomenon Angel Haze returns with the release of their brand new Mixtape “Back To The Woods”.
WOMPS NEW VIDEO
WOMPS new video for ‘Dreams on Demand’ was made by Brooklyn’s, Robert Kolodny of creative collective House of Nod . Kolodny enthused that “The more and more I listened to the song, the themes of weather, seasons, temperature and the passing of time became increasingly clear. I incorporated a lot of sun imaginary as well as nostalgic Americana archive footage.”
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD NEW VIDEO
Los Angeles band The Neighbourhood shares the new video for their single “R.I.P. 2 My Youth” directed by the critically acclaimed Hype Williams, which mirrors their classic black and white aesthetic. The track amassed over 3.5 million streams in a matter of days and growing. Their upcoming album Wiped Out! drops October 30th via Columbia and the band is currently on a major U.S. headlining tour with a slew of newly added European shows.
BJ THE CHICAGO KID PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CHURCH”
“It’s never a dull moment with Chance [The Rapper] and Buddy,” says BJ, “so happy they could be a part of my first official single and video!”
GRAVESHADOW SIGN RECORD DEAL
California-based female fronted symphonic metallers, GRAVESHADOW, have signed a worldwide deal with legendary metal label, Mausoleum Records from Belgium. The band’s debut album, “Nocturnal Resurrection”, will be released in Europe on November 13th, followed by a North American release on December 13th.
Emil “Nightmare” Nodtveidt from the Swedish industrial metal band Deathstars was brought in to mix and master the recordings that were produced by Matt “Hazmatt” Thomas (Fallrise). Adding to this, powerhouse vocalist, Ralf Scheepers of Primal Fear, was brought in to sing guest vocals on the Doctor Who inspired song ‘Blink’.
MEW’S TRACK “WITNESS” REMIXED BY METRONOMY’S OLUGBENGA
Olugbenga, the Nigerian-born, London-based producer/musician, bass player for the UK band Metronomy and big fan of the innovative Danish indie-prog-rock band Mew, has just completed a special remix for Mew’s track”Witness.” Check out Brooklyn Vegan’s premiere of the track here:
OMI UNVEILS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “HULA HOOP”
International chart-topping pop star OMI has unveiled the official video for his new single “Hula Hoop” – check it out HERE. The vibrant video was shot in sunny Miami, Florida last month and shows OMI holding a competition for the lead role in the music video. The video then moves on to show OMI enjoying a beach party and jamming to the “addicting” new track, as dubbed by SPIN and Complex.
T. HARDY MORRIS DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MY ME”
T. Hardy Morris is proud to unveil the music video for “My Me”, the single from his recently released new album Hardy & The Hardknocks: Drownin On A Mountaintop, out now on Dangerbird Records. The Cartter Fontaine directed music video is the perfect visual accompaniment to T. Hardy Morris’ own unique blend of grunge rock and country, aka Crunge. With imagery that shifts between a raucous backcountry drag race, and live performance footage that would be at home on early 90s MTV, the music video for “My Me” captures the raw energy found on the new album praised by American Songwriter for its “rebellious, defiant and occasionally even sympathetic Southern aesthetic.”
ICELANDIC BAND KALEO TO TOUR WITH FAMILY OF THE YEAR
Austin-by-way-of-Iceland-based band Kaleo has announced upcoming tour dates with indie band Family of the Year. The dates kick off November 5 in Denver, CO, and continue through December 1, wrapping in San Francisco. The tour follows Kaleo’s festival appearances at Bonnaroo and the upcoming Life is Beautiful Festival and Austin City Limits Music Festival, as well as a tour opening for Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy earlier this year.
SARA LOV PREMIERES INTIMATE, DRAMATIC “THE SHARPEST KNIFE”
Hawaii born singer/songwriter Sara Lov returns with her third studio album, Some Kind Of Champion, out October 30th. Having released her last album in 2011, Lov states, “This album is very personal. So much time passed since my last album of originals, that, when it finally came out of me, it felt precise. Maybe the time I spent away from writing and recording solidified exactly what my voice is and how it would best be expressed”. Lov teamed up with Zac Rae of Death Cab for Cutie who produced and mixed the record having worked with the likes of My Brightest Diamond and Fiona Apple. Recorded in Zac’s Los Angeles studio, Some Kind Of Champion features collaborations with Hauschka, Dustin O’Halloran, Scott Leahy, Zac Rae & Jonathan Price.
LUX.IMPALA EP STREAM
The Sword is the six-track debut from mysterious and enigmatic producer lux.impala, out today on NEST. There’s little to nothing known about the recently upstarted project, but the music illuminates many of lux’s identifying attributes with gritty, heavy-handed hip-hop and bass throughout the half dozen originals with seasoned quality. The inaugural release from lux.impala represents a crystallized direction from a well-versed producer, stream and download below.
KISS: AMERICA’S #1 GOLD RECORD AWARD WINNING GROUP OF ALL TIME
KISS (Rock And Roll Hall of Fame), now celebrating its 40th anniversary, has earned more Gold Album Record Awards than any American band in the history of The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA’s) Gold & Platinum Awards certifications. In the last 41 years, KISS has earned 30 Gold albums (26 KISS albums + 4 Solo Albums that were all released simultaneously — a feat never before achieved by any band.) KISS has 14 Platinum albums, with three albums being multi-Platinum.
“Congratulations to KISS – the new Gold standard for albums by American bands,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA. “What an extraordinary achievement for an enduring band. Forty years later and the band is still rocking. Congratulations to KISS on their Gold album milestone and continued success.”
CHEERLEADER’S “A MILLION WAYS” VIDEO PREMIERES AT PASTE
Paste is premiering Cheerleader’s latest track “A Million Ways” today. Paste praises the video, which features footage of the band’s performance at the 2015 Firefly Music Festival, saying “A Million Ways”…is a perfect low-key summer pop song. It is, at times, both saccharine and honest, with just the slightest tinge of nostalgia, and the video follows suit.” The song is off the band’s debut LP The Sunshine of Your Youth, which is out now via Bright Antenna Records.
MAX POPE NEW SINGLE
Take a huge dose of talent, a touch of song-writing genius and a splash of precocious musicianship. To that, add a liberal dash of youthful vitality and energy plus the confidence of a live performer who has the ability to not only captivate, but make sure that you – the audience member – feel as important as what he is doing on stage. What you are left with is the talent that is Max Pope.
Max Pope is a singer/songwriter from Brighton – who released his debut track ‘Gone To Count Sheep’ around 2 years ago – getting a lot of people really quite excited. Since then, he’s been quietly plying his trade, working on his live show, and writing material which would eventually form his debut EP ‘Less Than Nothing’, set for release this winter – it’s a confident and strident debut, with four outstanding tracks that perfectly showcase his musical journey so far.
PHISH ANNOUNCE NEW YEAR’S EVE RUN AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
Phish has announced that they will be celebrating New Year’s Eve this year at New York’s Madison Square Garden with a four-night run, December 30th and 31st as well as January 1st and 2nd. The band has played 31 shows to date at the legendary arena since December 1994. As with the last run at MSG, the floor at these shows will be general admission.
An online ticket request period is currently underway at tickets.phish.com and will end Monday, September 28th at noon EDT. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 2nd at noon EDT. Tickets can be purchased online at http:///www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 866-858-0008. If tickets are still available, they may be purchased at the venue box office beginning Monday, October 14th (Mon – Sat, 9am – 6pm).
KEVIN GATES TO DROP ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM “ISLAH”
Bread Winners Association artist Kevin Gates has announced the release of his long awaited debut album “ISLAH,” which is available for pre-order now (http://smarturl.it/KGIslah) and arrives at last on Friday, December 11th. The album release will follow an upcoming nationwide tour that kicks off November 12th in Orlando, FL. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 18 at http://www.kvngates.com/tour.
Gates chose to name his debut album “ISLAH” after his daughter who shares the same name. “Islah” is an Arabic word usually translated as “reform,” in the sense of “to improve, to better, or to put something into a better position.”
ZULUS NEW VIDEO
“Aagoo Records is thrilled to be releasing the sophomore album from ZULUS. The four members – Aleksander Prechtl, Daniel Martens, Jeremy Scott and Julian Bennett-Holmes – all come from a background in music dominated by a punk and hardcore aesthetic as former members of bands including Battleship, Necking, Teenage Nitewar, Rice, Prsms, Aa, Fiasco, the Homosexuals, and Wand. ZULUS was started as an attempt at a pop band by guys who have since proven clearly unable to write pop songs.
EMILIE & OGDEN’S “WHAT HAPPENED” VIDEO PREMIERES AT POPULAR.TV
The video for “What Happened,” the latest track from up and coming Montreal act Emilie & Ogden, is premiering today at Popular.TV. The song is off Emilie & Ogden’s debut LP 10 000. Of the inspiration for the video, director Pierre-Alexandre Girard of DTO Films explains, “The music video for “What Happened” presents a photographic concept. My intention was to present a hyper-realistic world, fixed in a place so clean it is disturbing. A destabilizing ambiance, uncomfortable in its immobility. The sequence of paintings, as well as their evolution etches Emilie in an eloquent, ultra tangible realism.”
THE DIRTY NIL NEW SINGLE
The Dirty Nil release the track “No Weaknesses” via Stereogum, the A-side off their upcoming 7″ via Dine Alone Records. No Weaknesses b/w Provisional drops November 6, 2015 and Stereogum thoughts on the track:
The Canadian trio builds up an impenetrable rock wall in two-and-a-half-minutes time, bolstering the song’s claim that they’re pretty much invincible.