TJ BOYCE X BUN B “LET IT GO”
Houston crooner TJ Boyce’s upcoming album is called “The Life” and with good reason. He is currently resting up in Italy before hitting the road to promote this new crossover single,”Cuz I Ball”, his last offering, was #1 on Mediabase’s Indie Radio Charts for 4 straight weeks and he has enough respect in his city to have the honor of recording with an OG like Bun B who in turn, is infamous for the love he has shown those that are on their way up. All in all, ‘the life’ is pretty damned good for TJ Boyce and with his talent and work ethic, he damn sho deserves it!
“Let It Go” ft. Bun B on Soundcloud:
CARVED UP NEW SINGLE
Southeastern Pennsylvania-based mega trio, CARVED UP, will release their debut full-length installation within their rapidly-expanding discography with Matador this November, and the first single from the rager has been deployed via Blow The Scene with an exclusive premiere of “Crevice/Crevasse.”
THE ROCKET SUMMER TOUR
“Playing live is like oxygen to me so the break has been tough. I can’t wait for this,” says Bryce Avary of THE ROCKET SUMMER. Luckily, his break from touring is nearly over with the announcement of a North American West Coast tour this Fall which begins as soon as he returns to the U.S. after closing one of the stages at London’s Vans Warped Tour. Kicking off on November 3 rd at Casbah in San Diego, CA, The Rocket Summer will be returning to the road to prepare for the release of a new album set for early 2016. He will be bringing TEAM as support who he describes as “good guys from Dallas Fort Worth, my home town.”
For the first time ever, The Rocket Summer will be offering special VIP ticket upgrades that include early entry into the venue, a meet & greet before doors opens, an intimate acoustic performance, a photo with Bryce, and a limited edition signed tour poster. Pre-sale begins Wednesday, September 16 th at 10:00am local time and will be available to the public on Friday, September 18 th at 10:00am local time. Purchase tickets here:
STEEP CANYON RANGERS’ ‘RADIO’ DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S BLUEGRASS ALBUMS CHART
Grammy award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers’ highly anticipated album, RADIO, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart (Rounder Records). Produced by Jerry Douglas (John Oates, Alison Krauss, Béla Fleck), the record can now be purchased at iTunes, Amazon and at SteepCanyonRangers.com.
TWERPS NEW VIDEO
Our favorite Australians Twerps have made a pleasing new video for “Love at First Sight” from their Merge debut Range Anxiety. Shot, directed, and edited by Twerps’ own Julia McFarlane, the video showcases singer Martin Frawley standing against a wall onto which images are projected à la old-school MTV clips.
The video premiered at Paste Magazine who wrote, “Frawley teeters on the edge of being purposefully off-key with background vocals echoing his wistful approach.”
ERIK HASSLE RELEASES NEW TRACK “NATURAL BORN LOVERS”
Erik Hassle today releases a brand new track “Natural Born Lovers.” Click here to listen now. The track premiered on The Fader who wrote: “a vivid and very ‘80s torch song borrows Prince’s falsetto and Michael Jackson’s strut…it sounds like a ready-made hit.” “Natural Born Lovers” follows the release of Erik’s critically-acclaimed and streaming hit single “No Words” and its remix EP.
“ONE LOVE” SINGLE
Multi-Platinum selling Canadian pop-rockers Marianas Trench are gearing up to release their studio album Astoria October 23rd on Cherrytree /604 Records/ Interscope. Fans can get an early taste with first single “One Love” which is available now for digital download and streaming via digital subscription services.
POSTBLUE RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘GLOW LIKE CRAZY’
As the great (albeit fictional) Don Draper once said, nostalgia is “a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone”. Safe to say that any music that can evoke this pervasive state of being is worth putting on high rotation in your library. Safe to say Postblue have nailed it with ‘Glow Like Crazy’, their alt-pop earworm of a brand new single.
BRYAN ADAMS X JUSTIN BIEBER
Earlier today there was a spontaneous duet of two superstars on stage at Universal Inside 2015 in Berlin. Bryan Adams joined fellow Canadian, Justin Bieber for an acoustic performance of “Baby” –
BLUES TRAVELER & VEVO PREMIERES FIRST OF ITS KIND MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BLOW UP THE MOON”
VEVO has exclusively premiered the new music video from GRAMMY award-winning band Blues Traveler for the song “Blow Up The Moon” off their April 7th release of the same name, Blow Up The Moon. “Blow Up The Moon,” featuring Blues Traveler with JC Chasez and 3OH!3 – watch it HERE, was created using the new Rockstar Games Rockstar Editor, a special feature in Grand Theft Auto V for PC that allows players to record, edit, and share videos created from footage in both Story Mode and GTA Online. All of the live action shots were filmed on GoPros.
MELTDOWN NEW VIDEO
Founded in december 2011 in Switzerland, Meltdown made its first paths on stage a few months later and after some time working at reharsals in order to built its own musical style, between rock, metal, funk with funny atmospheres. Comic-core was born and then the band unleashed a music video for its first single “Animals” before to record a first EP called “Learn to burn” (2013).
Several gigs later in Switzerland or France, Meltdown embarked for a trip around Cuba for the Brutal Winter Fest (2014) and the same year appeared on the “Global domination” compilation by Imperative Music (USA). In 2015, the band released “Boobs are for heroes”.
UNLOVED NEW VIDEO
Spearheaded by David Holmes (composer of the soundtrack for the 3 Oceans films, as well as numerous acclaimed albums across his 20 year career in music), in collaboration with film and TV composer Keefus Ciancia (True Detective), and songwriter-vocalist Jade Vincent (The Jade Vincent Experiment), Unloved are born of 60’s girl groups, influenced by the great George ‘Shadow’ Morton, Jack Nitzsche, the soundtracks of Morricone, Nino Rota and the electronic sounds of Raymond Scott.
THE CRINGE TO REJOIN MÖTLEY CRÜE ON “THE FINAL TOUR”
Fresh off an enormously successful summer outing, New York City rockers The Cringe have announced they will rejoin Mötley Crüe on “The Final Tour” this fall, alongside very special guest Alice Cooper. Once again reprising their support slot, the band recently wrapped 25+ dates on “The Final Tour” earlier this summer and previously joined the tour during the fall/winter run in 2014. The Cringe will kick off the 11 date tour run in support of their new studio album Blind Spot to be released October 16 on Listen Records. Recently, the band premiered the electrifying debut single “Anything You Say” exclusively at Billboard.com and performed a stripped down live version of the track at Guitar World Acoustic Nation. Fans pre-ordering the new album at iTunes will receive an instant download of the song.
REVERSING FALLS NEW SINGLE
Following in the footsteps of their 2013 self-titled full-length, the track is a short-and-sweet fuzzed-out anthemic earworm. Weaving together soaring guitar melodies, thick crunchy chords, and washed out power pop vocals “Are You There?” is a stand alone single, acting as a bridge into their coming full-length album due in early 2016.
“‘Are You There?’ is the first track we recorded for our new album sessions,” writes guitarist and singer Tyler Crawford. “As we shaped the album into its final form, we decided this track lived in a different world than the rest.”
CUB SPORT LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “IT KILLS ME”
Nettwerk Music Group is thrilled to announce the signing of Brisbane’s Cub Sport to its label and publishing rosters. The band is set to release their new EP Only Friend on October 30th, with their debut full-length record to follow in early 2016. The first song off the EP, “It Kills Me,” premiered via Kick Kick Snare yesterday.
STEVE ANGELLO DEBUTS FIRST OFFICIAL VIDEO “CHILDREN OF THE WILD”
Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling DJ/producer Steve Angello announced his debut album Wild Youth is slated for release on November 20th, 2015. The long anticipated LP will be Steve’s first proper album since his departure from Swedish House Mafia. It will be released on his own independent Size label after the producer parted ways with his major label in order to make an album of his unique vision.
CITY AND COLOUR’S NEW SONG “IF I SHOULD GO BEFORE YOU”
Of the album and recording process, Dallas comments, “They inspired me to want to create new music, just to create it with them—I don’t think I wrote these songs for the band, per se, but I certainly wrote them because of the band.” He goes on to add, “Anybody who has seen us play will understand that this is the best representation of what we do live that we have ever recorded. I was so excited about being able to make and record an album with these guys that it just flowed. I felt so confident about their abilities to make all of my ideas come true.”
BØRNS NEW SONG
“Fool” is available for digital download and streaming now.
TEDO STONE NEW SINGLE
Tedo Stone was born to play rock and roll. Growing up in a family with a musical father and where brothers handed down bass guitars to younger siblings like old sweatshirts, Stone was fronting a band and playing in motorcycle bars around his hometown of Covington, Georgia, when he was 12 years old.
Now living in Atlanta and with a searing new album, Marshes, due out on September 18 via This Is American Music, Stone is making a name for himself with an enthralling fusion of throwback southern vibes, indie rock hooks and a wall-of-sound resonance.
HARRY CONNICK, JR. SETS RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM “THAT WOULD BE ME”
Multiple Grammy and Emmy-award winning musician Harry Connick, Jr. has announced the release of his next album That Would Be Me, due out October 23 on Columbia Records. For the first time in his career, Connick took a step outside his musical comfort zone to work in the studio with two “external” producers on this album – the acclaimed Eg White (Sam Smith, Adele, Florence And The Machine) and Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Pink, Weezer). That Would Be Me was recorded in London with White and Nashville with Walker. The result is a carefully crafted record full of surprises and stirring musical conjurations, delivering 11 new songs and new insights into his artistry. Additionally, the album art also represents a departure from his other covers, showcasing a portrait of his face created entirely from musical objects.
KNOX HAMILTON “HOW’S YOUR MIND”
Alternative trio Knox Hamilton released their debut EP How’s Your Mind today. Produced by Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon, Neon Trees), the four track EP includes the fresh new title-track single “How’s Your Mind” plus 2014’s second most played song at Alt Nation “Work It Out.” “Work It Out” racked 3.5 million streams worldwide and there is something about the electric, restless rhythm and the shimmery beat that captures a truly timely ethos – never too self-conscious to be catchy, never too pop to forgo serious attention to lyricism.
ALONE AT 3AM’S NEW STUDIO ALBUM STREAM
The band has been at a dead run since 2010’s album Cut Your Gills and 2012 single From an Ohio Basement, reveling in hard-earned rock&roll escapism while revealing substantial songwriting chops. Embedded in these earliest songs, some of which like “Blacktop Cracks” remain live favorites, are unresolved questions. Often the only answer is found in the act of living in the fleeting combustion of a three minute song, that brief musical connection between band members and an audience.
CANNABIS INVESTOR SUMMIT TO UNVEIL NEW LIFESTYLE BRAND “SX LIFE”
CEO David Knight announced today that SX liquors will be unveiling the new lifestyle brand “SX Life” at the upcoming 2015 Cannabis Investor Summit, an invite-only event that showcases investment opportunities and cutting edge innovation in the cannabis industry.
Knight is a speaker at CIS and will be presenting “Branding in the Cannabis Industry”, showcasing his 30+ years experience in branding for blue chip consumer goods brands like Gatorade, Tostitos, eBay and others. He will also be announcing the plans for SX Life, an exciting new female-centric brand that builds on his recent success with SX Liquors, a line of premium spirits in tequila, rum and vodka that is rapidly expanding across the country.
ERIMHA RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE “THE FIRST LAW”
ERIMHA impacted the metal scene after the release of Reign Through Immortality in 2013 and their participation on the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Equipped with their evocative and melodious new album, Thesis Ov Warfare, the symphonic, black metal army transcends previous works to cultivate a grand, gloomy, and dramatic score.
DEAD PROFESSIONAL STREAM NEW EP
Frontman and founder John Harouff has expanded Dead Professional this year from studio project and one-man-band to incorporate a tight power trio, playing live with the likes of Ryan Adams, Kurt Vile and Hiss Golden Messenger. This is back-to-basics rock that effortlessly blends the cool wit of classic British power pop à la Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello with the warmth and heart of 1970’s American songwriters like Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.
GOSPELBEACH DEBUT SINGLE
The five members of GospelbeacH possess a prestigious collective resume that includes membership in Beachwood Sparks, Further, The Tyde, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals and Everest. But one listen to the quintet’s warmly wonderful debut album Pacific Surf Line will instantly dispel any preconceptions about supergroup self- indulgence or side-project slumming.
Yulianna examines the emotional chaos of a toxic relationship with this gothy grinder, a sound that matches the harrowing story with near perfect fervor. A slamming beat pierces through the veil of an otherwise perfect relationship, exposing the addicting force love can bring out in all of us, even when we’re faced with the simple truth. Yulianna’s powerful voice over the hooky chorus, demanding an escape from the never ending cycle of anxiety and desperation, declaring her independence with a fierceness that’s hard to resist.
KOTTONMOUTH KINGS RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “KRONITRON”
Placentia, CA based psych/hip hop group Kottonmouth Kings have released a new music video for “Kronitron” from Krown Power, their long awaited full-length album that is out now via United Family Music / Capitol Records. “Kronitron” is hard hitting and is definitely a defining track for the group that accompanies a great animated feature.
“The double timed “Kronitron” hits fast and hard as the guys talk about doing anything for, and there’s no time like the present to, “smoke.”” – Cryptic Rock.
SHY CARTER RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BRING IT BACK”
Over the last few years, Shy Carter has turned out hit songs for artists from all corners of the music world. A co-writer behind No. 1 records like country duo Sugarland’s 2010 smash hit “Stuck Like Glue” and Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas’s 2009 single “Someday,” Carter’s recently penned tracks for Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, and fast-rising R&B-pop star Charlie Puth. Now the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/rapper/producer is making his debut as an artist in his own right, signing with Charles Chavez’s Latium Records’ joint venture with RCA Records and releasing “Bring It Back” — an impossibly catchy blend of Southern hip-hop, R&B, soul, and pop.
Scottish producer Nom De Strip makes his triumphant return to Dim Mak with the sexy, percussion-fueled “Bad Things.” The rhythm-driven tune fluently twists in tribal and jungle terror elements while showcasing the producer’s signature hard-hitting style. “Slip into some real bad things” with the track’s vocal sample of Spank Rock’s raunchy classic “Backyard Betty.”
Not one to shy away from breaching genre barriers, Nom De Strip is already collecting support for “Bad Things” from DJs as diverse as Oliver Heldens, Valentino Khan, R3hab and Hardwell, who debuted the track on his renowned radio podcast.
As the band prepares for their debut album, I / (Time), to see release via Laser’s Edge this Friday, VLY — the quintet uniting current and former members of Crippled Black Phoenix, Änglagård, White Willow and more — has completed their first video for “Circles,” which has been premiered exclusively at Prog Magazine.