WAVE RACER RELEASES DEBUT EP STREAM
Sydney native Wave Racer has unveiled his anticipated Flash Drive EP via Future Classic featuring special guests Lido, Cosmo’s Midnight, and B▲by. The EP is now available to stream in full via SoundCloud. A neat package of 4 tracks, Flash Drive boasts the distinct sound Wave Racer has been best known for in his remixes and original productions since 2013. The summer of 2015 saw Tom Purcell AKA Wave Racer on his first headlining national tour, selling out shows in the US and playing to giant crowds on the festival circuit including TomorrowWorld, North Coast Music Festival, Electric Zoo, and Life is Beautiful.
SLUTFACE DEBUT KILLER CUT ‘SHAVE MY HEAD’
“At the time we wrote ‘Shave My Head’, I was thinking a lot about the expectation we have for women to act in a hysterical way,” explains American-born frontwoman Haley Shea. “Why women are portrayed negatively as hysterical and emotional, whereas crazy men are portrayed as tortured geniuses. ‘Bitches be crazy’ and such. It’s also a lot about the way we view femininity and relationships and what we expect women to be and how they should behave.”
AFRICAINE 808 NEW SINGLE
Africaine 808 return to quintessential New York imprint Golf Channel for a glorious new 12” titled “Rhythm Is All You Can Dance.”
The raucous new single goes heavy on the global dance moves; wedding snaky rhythms, frenzied African grooves and tribal chants to the gurgle of an 808, making for one hell of a party.
PHIL COLLINS – START OF “TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW” RETROSPECTIVE REISSUE CAMPAIGN MOVES BACK
Due to recent emergency major back surgery, Phil Collins has been advised by doctors not to travel for the time being and as a consequence is unable to undertake the extensive promotion campaign and other creative obligations planned internationally on the upcoming “Take A Look At Me Now” retrospective campaign.
Atlantic in conjunction with Collins have therefore decided to postpone the release of the first set of albums Face Value and Both Sides from November 6 to January 29, 2016. Collins is disappointed to delay the project but is passionately committed to the campaign and wants to be able to give his fans the best experience possible throughout the campaign, which would not be possible in November.
JOE STONE & DASER ‘FREAK (AND YOU KNOW IT)’
After dropping his debut single ‘The Party (This Is How We Do It)’ featuring the original vocals of 90s star Montell Jordan, Joe Stone’s name was immediately set. The track (a cool house groove featuring 1995 R&B elements) remained on top of Beatport’s main chart for over a month, getting support from DJs like Martin Solveig, Oliver Heldens, The Magician and Watermät to Martin Garrix, Don Diablo and Afrojack. The video currently counts over 7 million YouTube plays, making Joe Stone’s debut one of the most legendary in recent dance history.
Elusive producer and singer/songwriter Brolin is gearing up to release his long-awaited debut album “The Delta”, a gorgeous beat-fuelled escape that’s packed full of glittery house and spine-tingling melodies. Co-produced by Ninja Tune’s Raffertie, “The Delta” proves dance music can do so much more than make you move.
DEN SORTE SKOLE PREMIERE LEAD SINGLE ‘HELI YOSA’
From middle-eastern dancehall madness, freaky jazz experiments and heavy dub psychedelics to beautiful piano trips, dark machine raids and spaced-out tribal traumas. From here to there – out there, and everywhere.
This is the sound of globally recognized, critically acclaimed Danish sampling duo Den Sorte Skole’s upcoming 78-minute album, Indians & Cowboys. Here, forgotten musicians from our common musical treasury come together to jam in a global ghost-orchestra crossing time and space. Stitched together by thousands of samples from old vinyl records from all corners of the world this kaleidoscopic musical journey goes way beyond confines of genre and style.
GODSMACK THANKS FANS WITH FREE DOWNLOAD OF NEW SONG “INSIDE YOURSELF”
Recognizing the never-ending support of their diehard fan base, GODSMACK offers up the brand new song “Inside Yourself” as a free download on their official site for a limited time, www.godsmack.com. ”
In addition, the track has already begun impacting rock radio. Musically, it’s another bruising, bare-knuckled brawler from Boston’s own multi-platinum Grammy Award-nominated hard rock mainstay.
DUMBO GETS MAD PREMIERE SOULFUL & DREAMY “ANDROMEDIAN GIRL”
Italian duo Dumbo Gets Mad started in the summer of 2010 in a basement; soon after the duo started working on first album Elephants At The Door (2011), producing weird and trippy sounds. Two years later there was Quantum Leap, and now, with third album Thank You Neil, Dumbo Gets Mad explores different worlds and influences such as Italian library music, 70s experimental American soul music (Shuggie Otis) and current influences such as Connan Mockasin and Stones Throw. Thank You Neil is a concept album inspired by “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”, the 2014 American Science documentary television series and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (hence the title of the album: Thank You Neil.)
ICARUS THE OWL ALBUM STREAM
Indie pop-punk quartet Icarus The Owl released their new album Pilot Waves today! Sputnik Music hosted an exclusive pre-release stream yesterday, for listening here. Reflecting the growing sound of the group, the album is their fourth full-length release and first to be released since their signing with Blue Swan Records.
COOL UNCLE “BREAK AWAY (FT. JESSIE WARE)”
Cool Uncle, the newly-formed cross-generational duo of R&B legend (and Dilla-sample mainstay) Bobby Caldwell and 10-time Grammy nominated producer Jack Splash, have announced a self-titled debut album slated for release via Fresh Young Minds on November 13. Characteristic of the masterminds’ diverse backgrounds the end result is fifteen cuts rooted in classic soul that are unafraid to take wild diversions into funk, hip hop, and rock while featuring guest spots by an amazing cross-cut of their respective rolodexes, including Mayer Hawthorne, Cee-Lo Green, Eric Biddines, Jessie Ware, JD8, and the legendary Deniece Williams. Pitchfork have just shared an advance single “Break Away”, a duet between Caldwell and UK pop sensation Jessie Ware; a sensual ballad steeped in soul and groove.
SUPERSTAR FAITH HILL TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE INNOVATIVE NEW DAYTIME TALK SHOW
Superstar Faith Hill is bringing her talents to daytime television as a Co-Executive Producer for an innovative new daytime talk show, teaming up with former “Oprah” co-executive producer and OWN executive Lisa Erspamer, Sandbox Entertainment’s Jason Owen, and Legendary Television. Based in Nashville and shot in a modern farmhouse-style home, this exciting new program will be an informative, southern-inspired and fun-filled celebration of everyday living and activities. This highly interactive and shop-able show will feature insights from top tastemakers and experts in everything from cooking and gardening to entertaining and home design and beyond.
Beloved television personality and award-winning country music artist Kellie Pickler has been announced as the first host of the talk show. “This is a woman who has so many talents,” said Faith. “Kellie is smart, compassionate, funny, quick-witted and has a heart for service – the work she’s done with the USO and our service men and women is no secret. She possesses the ability to reach far beyond the camera and into the hearts of people, allowing you to feel immediately connected to her. There was no question in my mind that she should be a big part of this show.”
SUBCULTURE SAGE NEW SINGLE
Since the release of their debut single two years ago, Subculture Sage have manifested themselves as one of the UK’s most innovative and talked about Hip Hop acts. Features in the likes of Noisey, Mixmag, Complex, Clash, The Line Of Best Fit and radio support from Zane Lowe (R1), John Kennedy (XFM) and Rob Da Bank (R1) have all cited them as the leaders of the UK’s experimental Hip Hop movement. Their previous self-titled EP, released summer ’14, was described by Noisey as “stretching the sides of what Hip Hop can be” and Pigeons & Planes as being “at the front of the UK’s new wave of experimental Hip Hop… Subculture Sage are genuinely interested in creating something new”.
THE VISIT ALBUM STREAM
Through Darkness Into Light is the long-awaited new full-length from mystic Canadian duo, THE VISIT. A musical dialogue that excels far beyond genres and idioms, THE VISIT — cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Musk Ox, Woods Of Ypres session) and vocalist Heather Sita Black – manifests a wholly engulfing sound characterized by long, tumultuous compositions reminiscent of another era, which nonetheless exude an undeniable sense of relevance and urgency.
“MY PAIN” BY LYRIC MICHELLE
Houston artiste by way of Chicago Lyric Michelle lays her soul bare on this latest offering from her upcoming project, “MissDirection.” Equal parts strength and vulnerability, “My Pain” is a smooth, soulful blend of flame thrown lyrics, thought provoking spoken word and heartfelt singing courtesy of Donte Newman and Jack Freeman respectively. Once again Chris Rockaway’s board work provides Lyric with the perfect backdrop over which to exorcise her demons which is exactly why she is a favorite of Yahoo Music who have premiered several of Lyric’s works. This go-round however Revolt jumped at the chance to debut “My Pain” after she performed at their McDonalds sponsored ‘Local Love Tour’ stop here in Houston.
HOUSTON’S KAY JAY NABS A TRAKKSOUNDS BEAT FOR “TOP SPOT”
The only good thing about the bottom is the view and no one knows that as well as Houston up-and-comer, Kay Jay. This emcee slash entrepreneur slash student slash philanthropist grew up in Houston’s Spring Branch area with a whole lot of nothing and that view up became the motivation needed for change. Like many though, the desire for a trip on the upswing in life took Kay Jay down all the wrong roads, landing him with a stint behind bars and, though he had accomplished many of his material goals by that time, what he had when he was released was exactly what he had started out with……nothing.
ALLEN STONE “FREEDOM”
Singer/songwriter Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention. His latest album, Radius, is certainly a reflection of that and ATO Records is proud to announce the release a deluxe version of the record featuring new songs and bonus material, slated for a winter 2016 release.
THE CASKET GIRLS “TRUE BELIEVERS”
The Casket Girls are set to release The Piano Album on October 17 via Graveface Records. The album is available to pre-order digitally at BandCamp and limited number of tapes will be available on Cassette Store Day. Noisey has premiered “True Believers” from the upcoming release and said, “It relies on an incredibly sparse amount of instrumentation, namely a piano and vocals with some light effect work.
MATH ROCK STREAM THE FIRST SINGLE “TOWN PICNIC”
San Francisco math rock duo Floral has signed with Esque Records to release their sophomore EP, aptly titled The Second Floral EP. The record will be available on 11/1 via the label that is owned by Kurt Travis, the current vocalist for A Lot Like Birds and former vocalist for Dance Gavin Dance.
“By the time the first Floral EP was finished tracking most of these songs were already written,” says guitarist Nate Sherman. “Overall, I think our sound is much more refined and fitted to the aesthetic I am trying to convey with this release. That being said, please make these songs your own experience! The joy of instrumental music is that specification is out of the picture as a listener interprets raw sound”
CHAIRLIFT EYE-POPPING VIDEO PREMIERES ON NEW YORK MAGAZINE’S VULTURE
Critically acclaimed pop duo Chairlift has released new music in the form of the infinitely danceable “Ch-Ching.” The R&B laced, vibrating drum infused pop track serves as the first musical offering from their forthcoming album Moth, which will be released in January 2016 via Columbia Records. “Ch-Ching” first premiered as a “World Record” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show and is available now at all digital sales providers.
GRACE “BOYFRIEND JEANS”
Australian vocal powerhouse Grace has released the video for her single “Boyfriend Jeans” of of her debut EP, Memo.
MATTHEW HUMAN VIDEOS
ConscientiousCountry music sensationMatthew Human returns to Nashville to finish recording his eighth studio album, ‘Reality’, a solo Country-Pop project that breaks musical barriers and brings fresh new energy to the Country genre. This highly anticipated album reflects Human going back to his musical roots, inspired by adventures in Costa Rica and years of performing on the transformational festival circuit. The new single “Shoes Under My Bed” showcases Matthew’s vocal and guitar talents, and will hit home with Country music fans. You can watch the new music video on Youtube.
PATRICK COWLEY VIDEO FOR “DEEP INSIDE YOU”
Dark Entries and Honey Soundsystem Records have teamed up again to release another volume of gay porn soundtracks by San Francisco-based musician and producer, Patrick Cowley. Perhaps one of the most revolutionary and influential people in the canon of disco music, Cowley created his own brand of Hi-NRG dance music, “The San Francisco Sound.” Born in Buffalo, NY on October 19, 1950, Patrick moved to San Francisco at the age of 21. He studied at the City College of San Francisco where he founded the Electronic Music Lab. During this time, Patrick, along with his classmates Maurice Tani and Art Adcock, would create radio jingles and electronic pieces using the school’s equipment: first a Putney, then an E-MU System, and finally a Serge synthesizer. He would make experimental soundtracks by blending various types of music and adapting them to the synthesizer.
TWO FRESH LEAD TRACK “FOR THE WORLD” FT. NJOMZA
Identical twin brothers and production duo from Nashville, TN, Two Fresh, announce their new Torch EP set to drop October 27 via Mad Decent. The project features explosive collaborations with Vic Mensa, Joey Purp, Curtis Williams and Jace of Atlanta’s Two-9, Mac Miller’s signee, singer Njomza and more. Their most accessible work to date, the EP showcases their undeniable ability to blend dance music and rap effortlessly.
DEAD HORSES NEW VIDEO
“Ain’t Got Time,” the first single from the upcoming album, will be available on Bandcamp for digital download on Friday, October 16. The video is available now for distribution. Ian Olvera recorded and mixed the track, Justin Perkins mastered at Mystery Room Mastering. Ryan Klassa, Louie Fisher and Daniel Lindsay directed and produced the video.
R. RING FEATURING THE BREEDERS’ KELLEY DEAL & AMPLINE’S MIKE MONTGOMERY PREMIERES THEIR NEW VIDEO
R. Ring is Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery. It is voices, guitars and keys. It is sparse, chaotic, abrasive and lulling, often within the same song. It is new. It is, at the very least, a stark departure from the music they make in their other bands (Kelley with The Breeders and Mike with Ampline).
KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS ALBUM STREAM
Keep Shelly In Athens new album Now I’m Ready is due on October 16 on Friends of Friends. The album is available to stream now in its entirety over at Consequence of Sound and on SoundCloud.
The band is pleased to announce that labelmates Different Sleep will be joining them as direct opener on their fall North American tour, which launches on Halloween in DC.
LIME CORDIALE “NOT THAT EASY”
The release of their third EP Road to Paradise and its lead single ‘Not That Easy’ is set to change all that as the band sheds its sonic apprenticeship and takes full ownership of the zeitgeist they have created.
THE CRINGE NEW SINGLE
New York City rockers The Cringe have released their new studio album Blind Spot (Listen Records), now available at online retailers and in stores everywhere! For their fifth full-length release, the band took a decidedly fresh new approach working with legendary producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Trapt, Bullet for My Valentine, Hollywood Undead). Catch the band on the road now with Mötley Crüe on “The Final Tour,” alongside very special guest Alice Cooper.
MAUDLIN STRANGERS “GINGERALE”
If you’re looking for electro-pop that is darker than most but still sparkles enough to be worthy of a pool party soundtrack, then Maudlin Strangers might just do the trick. Although also produced entirely in his Agoura Hills bedroom, Hays and his songs can join the world of electro-pop artists who quickly go from mixtape CDs to sold-out rooms. Most pop songs these days just need some swagger alongside the hooks, and Hays’ songs has that and more. (Don’t underestimate the power of unique bridges, kids.) – Buzzbands LA
TA-KU SHARES A COVER OF ESTELLE’S “AMERICAN BOY”
On the heels of his critically acclaimed Fool’s Gold / Future Classic release Songs To Make Up To EP this summer, Australian producer Reggie “Ta-ku” Matthews will perform two rare live shows in New York City and Los Angeles, accompanied by special exhibitions of art and photos. In support of this US trip, he’s re-constructed and re-invented Estelle’s “American Boy” with singer Wafia. We’ll let them tell you all about it…