ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL 2016
Tickets for the world famous Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas officially go on sale for the public starting today, Sept. 21 at Noon Pacific Time. North America’s largest music festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary as it returns to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 17 – 19, 2016 for three unforgettable nights Under the Electric Sky. Fans can now start planning their entire journey to and from EDC Las Vegas by purchasing festival tickets, shuttle passes, lockers and premier parking for this three-day adventure at LasVegas.ElectricDaisyCarnival.com.
Tickets have been made available nearly three months sooner than in previous years to ensure fans have the lowest admission price possible. Due to the passage of the amended Live Entertainment Tax (LET) in the city of Las Vegas, a 9 percent tax will be added to each ticket price starting on Thursday, Oct. 1. To prevent guests from paying this excess fee, Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac, has moved up the EDC Las Vegas ticket on sale date, giving fans 10 days before the tax goes into effect to secure their passes.
JACUZZI BOY EP STREAM
Today the Miami natives, Jacuzzi Boys, have made their new Happy Damage EP available to stream in full via Under The Raidar in advance of it’s 9/25 release date. It’s also the first project released by the band on their newly launched record label, MAG MAG. Recorded at Torche Studios in Miami with Jonathan Nuñez of Torche, Happy Damage reflects the signature fuzz the Jacuzzi Boys are known for, and is a testament to their unique ability to blend surf, garage, and good old rock ‘n roll. Stream and share the full project below in advance of the release this coming Friday, 9/25.
NECTARINE NO 9 NEW SINGLE
Postcard Records – self-proclaimed as “the sound of young Scotland,” fabled launchpad for Orange Juice and Aztec Camera – is a label known for singles rather than albums. But, long after this label’s early-’80s heyday, a reactivated Postcard released a trio of remarkable LPs. In 1994 came the Will I Ever Be Inside Of You LP from Paul Quinn And The Independent Group. In 1997 there was My Personal Culloden from the poet and former Clash roadie Jock Scot. But the remaining album most fully realized Postcard’s imperial-absurdist game plan in long-playing form: 1995 release Saint Jack by The Nectarine No. 9.
TYDI NEW VIDEO
The official video stars tyDi, aka Tyson Illingworth, and Nash Overstreet (Hot Chelle Rae), and was directed by Justin McClain. “Tear Me Up,” released globally via Robbins Entertainment, was written by tyDi and Overstreet, and produced by tyDi. The song features the fresh vocals of Hot Chelle Rae frontman, Overstreet. “Tear Me Up” is from tyDi’s upcoming album due out early next year.
EVA CASSIDY RETURNS TO iTUNES TOP 10 FOLLOWING EMMY BROADCAST
Eva Cassidy, the versatile, much-missed vocalist praised for her emotional range and interpretive skills, returns to the Top 10 of the iTunes Singer Songwriter Chart following last night broadcast of the 67th Annual Emmy Awards. Cassidy, who earned an international audience and critical acclaim following her death in 1996 at the age of 33, was heard singing her signature version of “Over the Rainbow” as accompaniment to the awards show’s In Memoriam tribute that honored the passing of major figures in the television industry during the past year.
MAINLAND NEW SINGLE
“Bringing one part Cali surf rock-vibes and one part blasé British post-punk attitude to their brand of indie rock, NYC band Mainland’s new break up anthem “Not As Cool As Me” is a slap in the face for all undeserving exes.” – FADER
JR DONATO “MAD AT ME”
Taylor Gang rapper J.R. Donato drops his latest track, “Mad At Me,” in lieu of his upcoming Fast Money & Freedom EP, which is scheduled to release this Friday, Sept. 25th. Produced by Sledgren and premiered by GoodMusicAllDay, Donato’s fourth single is a laid back thumper twisting a vocal sample with 808 slaps. The 21-year-old North Chicago rapper reflects on his affinity for weed and women while acknowledging his allergy to wackness. “When the people who doubted and didn’t believe in your vision from the beginning wonder why you don’t fuck with them, they get mad at you,” Donato explains. “That’s what the title of this song was inspired by. I go through that a lot.”
SEVEN WITCHES UNLEASH NEW ALBUM AND VIDEO “WORLD WITHOUT MAN”
New Jersey metallists Seven Witches are ready to assault your senses once again, with a fierce new album, ‘The Way of the Wicked.’ Comprised of singer Anthony Cross, guitarist Jack Frost, bassist Ronnie Parkes, and drummer Johnny Kelly, Seven Witches picks up exactly where their hard-hitting last album left off, 2013’s ‘Rebirth.’ And this is especially apparent in the album’s second video, “World Without Man.”
“When I got the demo version of the music, I knew these were the lyrics I wanted to use for it,” recalls Cross. “The opening line was something that I had jotted down some time ago. ‘How would it be, if one day, man no longer was?'”
HUGH CORNWELL NEW SINGLE
On October 16, English singer-songwriter Hugh Cornwell will release The Fall And Rise Of Hugh Cornwell through Invisible Hands Music. This release marks his first ever anthology of his post-Stranglers career, twenty five years after leaving the band. This album brings together twelve choice Cornwell classics taken from the first six solo albums, plus one brand new studio recording, “Live It And Breathe It.”
LISTEN: Hugh Cornwell – “Live It And Breathe It” via Huffington Post:
ALBERTO RUIZ & KAISER SOUZAI “TARZAN”
Ballroom Records deliver once again on quality techno with a well matched collaboration between Spanish techno mastermind, Alberto Ruiz and rising Berlin duo, Kaiser Souzai – dropping exclusively on Beatport 21st September and at all other stores on 5th October is ‘Tarzan’.
ZERO HOLDS “CARRY YOU”
Massachusetts rockers ZERO HOLDS released their second single “Carry You” yesterday through an exclusive premiere with Mind Equals Blown! Fast, passionate and emotionally heavy, the track offers a gritty, grunge inspired blend of post-rock, melded as a perfectly balanced brew. “Carry You” is the second single off their upcoming work, The Struggle EP out on October 2nd. Formerly known as Roman Numeral Three, the group reformed and sought a new direction.The Struggle EP provides a debut for ZERO HOLDS’s reborn identity, style and sound.
“THE SHARPEST KNIFE” BY SARA LOV
LA singer-songwriter Sara Lov who started Devics (Bella Union) with Dustin O’ Halloran of a Winged Victory of the Sullen. She’s putting out her third album ‘Some Kind of Champion’ 10/30, which was produced by Zac Rae and features collaborations with artists such as O’ Halloran, Hauschka, Scott Leahy and more.
NEUROTIC NOVEMBER PREMIERE NEW VIDEO “TRUTH ABOUT YOU”
Miami’s NEUROTIC NOVEMBER have released their sophomore album, Fighting Words, and have premiered the first video for the single, “Truth About You,” giving fans a first look into NEUROTIC NOVEMBER’s evolved sound.
“KING OF COUNTRY MUSIC” GEORGE STRAIT TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Log on to www.georgestraitlive.com to watch live stream starting at 10:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. MT / 12:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. ET
PEKING DUK RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SAY MY NAME FEAT. BENJAMIN JOSEPH”
Peking Duk states, “We first came up with this idea for the clip after our set at Coachella. The casting was without a doubt the biggest obstacle in our heads when brainstorming. Then Matt McGorry came up. We weren’t aware of how brilliant this man was on the dancing front, yet we were excited to proceed and see what would happen. All our hopes and expectations were ABSOLUTELY blown out of the park. Matt was hands down the BEST man for the job and took our initial vision to new heights the minute he rocked up to the set.”
PASTE PREMIERES FAIRGROUND SAINTS’ VIDEO FOR “CAN’T CONTROL THE WEATHER”
The video for Los Angeles-based trio Fairground Saints “Can’t Control the Weather” is premiering on Paste. The site says it’s “a joyful mix of bluegrass twang, country harmonies and pop hooks. The video, much like the song, is infectiously happy, showing the band jamming out in a small studio.”
JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON’S ‘SICARIO’ SCORE STREAMING IN FULL AT NOISEY
Varèse Sarabande released the SICARIO: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD this past Friday, leading up to the Lionsgate film opening nationwide on this Friday, Sept. 25. The film is directed by Denis Villenueve, and the album features original music by Academy Award nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything, Prisoners). Vanity Fair Magazine called the score “rumbling, evocative” and said that “[Jóhannsson] has a wonderful knack for balancing eye-popping technical flourishes with more organic texture and mood.” SICARIO is Jóhannsson’s second collaboration with director Denis Villeneuve, for whom he scored the 2013 film PRISONERS. The stunning new score — a booming, thunderous work that couldn’t be more different from his Golden Globe winning score for The Theory of Everything — is streaming in full at Noisey.
SEPTEMBER MOURNING NEW LYRIC VIDEO
Dark Alternative, Hard Rock, Transmedia Project September Mourning have released their “Eye Of The Storm” lyric video (originally premiering with Loudwire). Presented by TBoy Records and Mortem Media, “Eye Of The Storm” is the lead single from the band’s upcoming debut EP “Volume I” (produced by Sahaj Ticotin and Howard Benson) and debut comic book “A Murder Of Reapers” which is available worldwide on September Mourning’s official website through Top Cow Comics. “Eye Of The Storm” continues the story of September Mourning and is a follow up to the bands critically acclaimed single “Children Of Fate”, which has received heavy airplay on Sirius XM Octane.
CEELO GREEN PAYS TRIBUTE TO NEW ORLEANS
“Music to My Soul” is off of CeeLo’s new album “HEART BLANCHE” arriving worldwide on Friday, November 13th.
THE DAILY BEAST PREMIERES “TRIPPY” ANIMATED VIDEO FOR “THE TICKET” FROM ALO
This morning, California’s groove-rock four piece ALO released the brand-new animated video for “The Ticket” exclusively through The Daily Beast.com. “The Ticket” is the first single from ALO’s upcoming full-length studio release Tangle Of Time out on October 2nd, 2015. It “features a driving, disco-esque beat and smooth vocals, [and is] delightfully synth heavy without sounding gimmicky or corny,” cheers The Daily Beast.
MTV PREMIERES “SECRETS” VIDEO FROM KAT GRAHAM
“Vampire Diaries” star Kat Graham has teamed with MTV, MTV Hits and mtv.com for the premiere of her new video, “Secrets” – click HERE to watch.
NEW SINGLE BY PAUL WALL
Preparing for the release of his forthcoming album, slab god, Texas rap legend Paul Wall has shared the project’s second single, “Crumble the Satellite.” Premiered by Noisey, who labeled the track “a woozy, guitar driven 808 monster,” Paul Wall is joined by fellow Southern rap heavyweights Devin the Dude and Curren$y for an elevated anthem of Texas lingo delivered on top of a head-bobbing beat and smooth organ vibrato. Paul Wall boasts over acoustic guitar strums, “a white cup is my holy grail” and “these Johnny Dang diamonds, they ain’t from Zales.” “Crumble the Satellite” follows XXL‘s announcement of the slab god album, which is set to release this Friday, Sept. 25th.
BOOTS PREMIERES NEW SONG “BOMBS AWAY”
BOOTS has now unleashed “Bombs Away”, a powerful new song from his hotly anticipated debut full length album, AQUΛRIA. “Bombs Away” is a percussive and grinding beast of a track that resurrects the industrial genre with a revamped edge and an abundance of much-needed swagger. Listen to “Bombs Away” now.
Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball are a uniquely contemporary band. The quirky, tuneful songs convey how it feels to be young and hopeless in modern America-a cracked cellphone clutched in one’s hand, subconsciously refreshing social media, hoping to get noticed by that girl at the party and ignored by the ghosts from high school past. Calling on Say Anything’s bravado, the Front Bottoms’ tongue-in-cheek quirk and the Weakerthans’ literary misery, Modern Baseball have made a record with remarkable depth and relatability.
MIKE WILDE “ANOTHER PLACE”
‘Another Place’ is the debut Single from Singer/Songwriter Mike Wilde. An accomplished multi–instrumentalist and live performer, Mike Wilde spent time in Australia and on the road in Europe as a touring musician learning his craft before embarking on a career as a solo artist.
In the 90’s Wilde performed on vocals and bass with Sydney band PLUS, releasing 2 EP’s. The band made a number of TV appearances, including popular TV export “Home and Away.”
PETITE MELLER NEW SINGLE
The Parisian born starlet, whose extraordinary videos have also shown her to be one of the most thought provoking and visually striking artists, has written the treatment, once again, for Barbaric and will shoot in Miami at the ned of this month. Prepare to be dazzled.
Petite will also play her biggest London show to date at Heaven on October 15. The Heaven show follows Petite’s recent show stopping performance at Latitude Festival – described by The Times as ‘pure joy’ – and equally bewitching appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Truly she is like no other.
ELLE KING ANNOUNCES U.S. HEADLINING DATES IN NOVEMBER
Pop, blues, and rock’n’roll singer Elle King announces today that she will be adding headlining dates for the month of November in the U.S., following her UK tour with James Bay. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 25th. (Find tour schedule below). Elle’s hit single “Ex’s & Oh’s” continues its run at #1 for the third consecutive week on the Alternative Radio Chart, after 21 weeks on the chart, and also holds the #1 spot on iTunes Alternative Songs chart. King became the second female artist in 18 years to reach #1 at Alternative Radio, following Lorde’s #1 with “Royals” in 2013.
THE CROOKES RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE
“I Wanna Waste My Time On You” demands you forget everything you know about The Crookes.
As the writer Italo Calvino once said, “There’s a boundary line: on one side are those who make books, and on the other those who read them.” You could typify the Sheffield quartet as well read, or versed, in tales of love and the space in-between, but they are dreamers who resonate more with a life lived.
LONTALIUS SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “ALL I WANNA SAY” WITH i-D
Lontalius (Wellington, New Zealand’s Eddie Johnston) has shared his new single and video for “All I Wanna Say,” today with i-D Magazine. Lontalius has also announced his signing to Partisan Records in the US and Pod | Inertia in Australia and New Zealand. His debut full-length will be released in early 2016.
The imminently charming “All I Wanna Say” video shows Johnston learning how to ride a bike with a friend as dusk fades into evening. The video’s images echo the song’s themes of trust and intimacy: a supportive hand; a gentle helmet adjustment; two headlights circling in the dark, each one searching for the other. His lyrics repeat this sentiment: “All I wanna say is it’ll be alright / and maybe I shoulda lied / All I have to offer is my love / it’s not enough / but boy, I’ll give you everything I’ve got.” Overall the piece captures the feeling of cool summer nights as they slide in to fall.
REY PILA PREMIERE NEW LP ‘THE FUTURE SUGAR’
The Future Sugar features production from Chris Coady (Beach House/Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and Julian Casablancas, and was mixed by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes/Weezer/Lucius). Rey Pila are currently on tour supporting Brandon Flowers in the U.S. through October 1, followed by a return to the Austin City Limits Festival on October 2.
‘MADE IN THE A.M.’ VIDEO MESSAGE
Following the massive success of the first single ‘Drag Me Down’ which went to #1 on 90 iTunes charts and broke streaming records globally, One Direction have announced their hugely anticipated fifth album ‘Made In The A.M.’.
The band announced the album with a video message and the album pre-order went live today at 12pm EST, with the full album being released globally on November 13th.
The guys have an exciting announcement for you… https://t.co/J2IdOIJSYD
— One Direction (@onedirection) September 22, 2015