BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE RELEASES POWERFUL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “VENOM”
UK metal band Bullet For My Valentine today releases the video for their new single “Venom,” the title track from their critically acclaimed #1 album. Directed by Stuart Birchall and produced by Jamie Whymark for Kode Media, the video is the conceptual follow up to the storyline in their video for “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War),” also featured on their new album VENOM. CLICK HERE to watch the video for album title track “Venom.”
ALEC LYTLE & THEM ROUNDERS NEW SINGLE
Northern California’s Americana folk treasure Alec Lytle & Them Rounders have released their long-awaited debut studio album The End of Ours (Four Acre Records) now available at online retailers and in stores everywhere! Produced by Tony Berg (Michael Penn, Josh Radin, Blake Mills) and engineered/mixed by the legendary Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie), the 11-track album is available digitally, on CD and special edition 180-gram vinyl. The band is currently on tour, with additional dates to be added through 2016. Listen to the evocative first single “North, CA” online.
OZONNA LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO ‘BELIEVE IT TO SEE IT’
While living in London, studying vocals at London’s Institute of Contemporary Music, Ozonna began performing around the London club circuit. The series of performances were so well received that he released his infectious debut single and video, “Me and You on Top,” generating a growing buzz. The ensuing momentum propelled Ozonna’s move to New York last year to record his debut EP Believe It To See It.
“I wrote the title song while reflecting on how far along I’ve come with my music,” says the Nigerian-born Ozonna. “From London to New York, recording an EP and album, and working with people I couldn’t have imagined a few years ago … A lot of things I’ve wanted for a long time are coming together.”
JUDITH HILL PERFORMS “CRY, CRY, CRY” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
In case you missed it, las night Judith Hill stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform her new single “Cry, Cry, Cry”. Watch the sharable clip HERE. The acclaimed singer/songwriter’s soul, funky, jazz-infused debut album, Back In Time, is due out October 23rd on NPG Recording’s.
THE CHAINSMOKERS PREMIERE “ROSES”
The Chainsmokers, the DJ/producer duo behind massive tracks “#SELFIE” and “Kanye,” have premiered the official lyric video for their new single “Roses” ft. Rozes today on VEVO – check it out HERE. The video, created by a friend of The Chainsmokers, was shot on the beautiful island of Malta. The track is racking up some massive traction online with over 14 million plays on Spotify and over 6 million combined video views. “Roses” charts this week at pop radio, with some notable growth at dance radio as well, and is currently sitting in the Top 5 on the iTunes Electronic chart.
SELENA GOMEZ’S ‘REVIVAL’ DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON THE BILLBOARD 200 CHART
Revival — the new album from multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez — debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, bowing with 117,000 equivalent album units. It also shifted more units than any other album this week. This is Gomez’s second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Total worldwide sales of Gomez’s albums stand at nearly 7 million units and single sales are over 22 million worldwide.
On October 9th release day, Selena hosted a #REVIVALListeningParty on Spotify and a Q&A on Twitter for it’s first-ever “New Music Friday.” During the campaign the hashtag was used 446k times generating over 36 million impressions.
ED SHEERAN CELEBRATES 5X PLATINUM CERTIFICATION OF WORLDWIDE HIT SINGLE “THINKING OUT LOUD”
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran is celebrating the RIAA’s 5x platinum certification of his worldwide hit single, “Thinking Out Loud,” marking sales of 5 million in the United States alone. Sheeran received the honor while making a very special appearance on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert, a visit which saw the GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter join the legendary Bill Withers for an exclusive interview segment and then offer up an inspired live performance of Withers’ classic “Ain’t No Sunshine“ backed by Jon Batiste & Stay Human (see attached photo). In related news, “Thinking Out Loud” recently became the first song to surpass 500 million streams on Spotify.
HAPPY FANGS NEW VIDEO @ WSJ
With Halloween just around the corner, the members of Happy Fangs serve themselves up, literally, at the center of a macabre tale in the band’s new video for “Hiya Kaw Kaw.” The San Francisco trio premieres the clip today on Speakeasy.
HARRY CONNICK, JR. RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘THAT WOULD BE ME’ THIS WEEK
Multiple Grammy and Emmy-award winning musician Harry Connick, Jr.’s highly anticipated 14th studio album That Would Be Me will be released this Friday, 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. You can watch the making of the album here. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon here.
NEON INDIAN DEBUTS SHORT FILM “SLUMLORD RISING”
Coinciding with last weeks’s release of the acclaimed new album VEGA INTL Night School, Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) has shared an epic short film “Slumlord Rising.” Opening with a stunning continuous four minute tracking shot, the film delves into the seedy, and sometimes blood-soaked, Los Angeles nightlife world. Co-directed by Palomo and Tim Nackashi, the film is presented as part of a special collaboration with Yours Truly and Wetransfer, arriving in conjunction with a complete oral history of VEGA INTL Night School featuring the voices of 14 of the album’s contributors.
Grammy Award winners and platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix release their highly anticipated self-titled debut studio album today at all physical and digital providers via RCA Records. In celebration of the release, the group released the music video for their original track, “Sing” which features the group, their fans and some must-see celebrity cameos.
ELEKTRA/RHINO RECORDS TO RELEASE TRACY CHAPMAN’S GREATEST HITS ON NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Tracy Chapman releases her long-awaited GREATEST HITS album on November 20 through Elektra/Rhino Records. This new collection brings together, for the first time, classic tracks from Chapman’s celebrated career that now spans four decades and includes eight best-selling studio albums. Compiled by Chapman herself, the featured songs have also been newly remastered. Since her eponymous debut in 1988, Chapman has captivated audiences around the globe with her pure voice, evocative songs and intense spirit, and her ear for authenticity infuses these 18 tracks with a visceral and emotional resonance.
A SILENT FILM DEBIT SINGLE
A Silent Film have released their new self-titled, full-length studio album A Silent Film, now available in stores and online retailers everywhere today! Produced by the band’s Robert Stevenson and Spencer Walker, alongside Matthew Wilcox (Foster the People, Bethel Music), the 11-track album was recorded in the band’s hometown of Oxford, UK. A Silent Film recently returned stateside kicking off their U.S. tour in Southern California. A confirmed list of remaining shows is listed below with tickets for all dates on sale now and available at: www.asilentfilm.com. For up-to-date information, please visit A Silent Film online.
KEEP A BREAST ANNOUNCES ‘MUSIC FOR BOOBIES’
The Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB), an organization dedicated to empowering young people around the world with breast health education and support, has partnered with Rude Records to curate an alternative music compilation entitled ‘Music for Boobies’, with proceeds going to support KAB’s vision of eradicating breast cancer for future generations. Launching this December, the collection will include songs performed by globally-known music acts in collaboration with visionaries in the alternative rock community.
“Having spent countless years on the ground at Warped Tour educating about breast cancer prevention and early detection, Keep A Breast has always considered the alternative music scene an invaluable partner in engaging a young audience” said Shaney jo Darden, Founder of KAB. “As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, we’re really excited to join forces with Rude Records on the ‘Music for Boobies’ compilation, which will feature many of our favorite artists we’ve met over the years.”
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD NEW SINGLE “PREY”
LA band The Neighbourhood share their newest song “Prey” from their upcoming album WIPED OUT! out October 30. The brooding psych infused track first premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 radio show. The band has been selling out shows non-stop nationwide ahead of their release.
SIMPLE PLAN UNVEIL NEW SONG AND VIDEO “I DON’T WANNA GO TO BED (FEAT. NELLY)”
Multiplatinum band Simple Plan have unveiled the brand new track “I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed (feat. Nelly)” from their forthcoming album (out 2016). Available at all digital retailers today [Smarturl.it/SPBed], the song is heralded by its official music video. Known for their self-deprecating sense of humor, the band star in the Baywatch-inspired clip, and were even able to recruit the legendary David Hasselhoff to join in the fun.
RADIO ON PREMIERE NEW SINGLE ‘LOST IN THE CROWD’
London quartet Radio On are back with their stunning new single ‘Lost In The Crowd’ Premiering on The Line Of Best Fit, who describe the track as having “…80s-inspired pop sentiments: synths sparkle, beats judder, and an effervescent chorus…”, the track is the first offering from their debut EP, Coast (Killing Moon).
HIGH KLASSIFIED “TIME IN VAIN” ON HIGH SNOBIETY
Bow down to High Klassified, Fool’s Gold’s own bass lord and style king. The Montreal producer raised on 808s and RPGs takes his sound to weird new heights on the Kronostasis EP (out 10/23), picking up where last years auspicious debut Palindroma (“Sounds like anime looks” – Noisey) left off. “Okarina Of Time” and “Saccade Two” bookend the EP with double doses of 64-bit turn up, while “Saccade One” and “Gold” (featuring Chicago rising star Mick Jenkins) bring out a heady, jazzy side to HK that we’ve never heard before. Yet nowhere is High Klassified’s singular swag more evident than “Time In Vain,” and its creepy, cheeky must-see video. Kronostasis is where futuristic slaps meet one-of-a-kind personality: play it loud, follow HK on Snapchat (trust us), and stay tuned for more.
WAR BABY, EXCLAIM! LAUNCH “NO GENERATION” MUSIC VIDEO
“The idea for this video was an ode to friends, bands, family and creative people in general that have been a part of our collective lives since War Baby started,” commented vocalist/guitarist, Jon Reddit. “It’s obviously mostly rooted in our hometown Vancouver (where it’s pretty goddamned difficult to do what you want creatively and stay alive) but it extends to other parts of Canada and the world. Once I had done dozens of these little rudimentary animations (that actually still took between one and three hours each because I just didn’t have any proper equipment), I realized I was never going to get through everybody I wanted to ‘thank’ by making them. So there’s literally dozens of bands and people that I had on my list but never got around to animating. Maybe one day I’ll start where I left off and make a 30 minute epic video animated poem ode that features ALL the awesome people we’ve ever come across who helped us or supported us or just gave a shit.”
“OH MY GOD, SHUT THE FUCK UP”
Imminence Records’ emerging alternative hip hop artist Kinnecom has released the third single from his forthcoming second full length album entitled Motion Sickness. “Oh My God, Shut The F— Up” follows in the footsteps of “Water,” which was produced by Nick Scott (I See Stars, Emmure, Slaves), and “The Band Begins To Play” for the album that is Kinnecom’s follow up to last year’s label debut Virtual Gravity (iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play, Bandcamp, Spotify, and Rdio) and his March mixtape Intermission (Bandcamp and YouTube).
‘BLUR: NEW WORLD TOWERS’ TRAILER
Relaying a rousing story of unfinished business, creative spontaneity and enduring friendship and set against the backdrop of two brilliant live performances, New World Towers, a new documentary film on Blur, will be released December 2nd at selected Picturehouse, Odeon, Cineworld and Vue cinemas at cities around the UK including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Edinburgh. An international release is also planned, with more dates to follow shortly.
The film charts the iconic British band’s sprawling journey over the last few years – from an unexpected break in Hong Kong which sowed the seeds for their first album as a four piece in 16 years, to a glorious home coming show in London and, finally, an emotional reunion with their Hong Kong audience.
R&B ARTIST LEON BRIDGES TO PROVIDE NEW SONG “SO LONG”
R&B artist and singer songwriter Leon Bridges, who burst onto the nationwide music scene earlier this year with his hit song “Coming Home,” will provide a new song, “So Long,” for the highly anticipated motion picture Concussion starring Will Smith, it was announced today by Lia Vollack, president of Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures. Concussion will be released in theaters December 25, 2015.
“So Long” will be available on all digital sales platforms including Spotify, iTunes and Amazon on November 20. The song’s music is by Leon Bridges and Joshua Block, Austin Jenkins, and Chris Vivion of Niles City Sound, with lyrics by Leon Bridges. The track was produced by Niles City Sound.
PORD NEW VIDEO
French noise rock trio, PORD, has just released a new video for the track “Staring Into Space,” hailing from their sophomore LP, Wild, released last year via Solar Flare Records, as the band takes to the highways with a short European tour.
“Staring Into Space” jam is cranked-up with that pounding but smooth Unsane/Hammerhead-inspired boom PORD specializes in intoxicating the public with. Yet another example of the comedic side of these rural rampagers, the video fashioned for the track has a wonderful time playing with the idyllic golden era of the daily grind through a Frankenstein’d collage of vintage footage, resulting in a lunatic parade of nonstop entertainment.
MAVRICK NEW VIDEO
Marcus (Mavrick) gave this exclusive quote to go with the video: “The video is a hommage to 50´s film making, inspired by movies such as ”Children of the corn” and ”Village of the damned”. The dark sound is reflected in the black and white, gruesome/dusky/eerie video creating a suggestive/subversive feeling.”