BIG K.R.I.T. RETURNS
Known for recalling the Dirty South sound of UGK and Scarface, Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. honed his craft in the early days by dropping indie releases before Def Jam took notice and made K.R.I.T. a household name.
Just in time for the holiday gift giving season, Big K.R.I.T. returns with a slice of history from the vaults, and the treasures are indeed special on All My Life. All My Life is a slice of K.R.I.T.’s early indie side and features unreleased tracks from the vault that will give fans that same feeling they had when they first heard his sound. This will be a great piece to add to the K.R.I.T. collection and play along side his recent “It’s Better This Way” mixtape.
The album will be available for pre-order starting today, Friday 10/16, via iTunes.
GOSPELBEACH ALBUM STREAM
“Nobody was trying to make this happen, it just came into our lives and took over,” lead vocalist/guitarist Brent Rademaker says of the band, which also includes singer-guitarists Neal Casal and Jason Soda, bassist Kip Boardman and drummer Tom Sanford.
THE SAINT JOHNS PREMIERE NEW SONG “DEAD OF NIGHT”
The Saint Johns’ new song “Dead of Night” recently premiered and can now be heard/shared HERE and purchased at iTunes. Speakers in Code calls the song, “terrific” and adds it, “only makes us wish the album would arrive a little sooner.”
MARC E BASSY X TY DOLLA $IGN
California singer/songwriter Marc E. Bassy is releasing a soulful lyric video for “That’s Love,” giving a glimpse into his life on tour. The track, which features Ty Dolla $ign, is from Marc E. Bassy’s East Hollywood EP, which will be re-released at all digital retailers on October 30th. “The song isn’t just about a romantic relationship even though it’s inspired by one,” the Republic Records-signee explained to Galore Mag in their premiere post. “It’s about love of all kinds, love for your friends, for your family, for your roommates, it’s all love. To me it’s an anthem and a motto: that’s love.”
COURTNEY BARNETT “SHIVERS”
This Summer, it was Melbourne-to-rock-n-roll songstress Courtney Barnett who was open to this tour detour. Barnett recorded “Boxing Day Blues Revisited” (the solemn reprise to “Boxing Day Blues” from her 2015 release Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit), which tugs at your heartstrings despite the singers’ clear and apparent apathy. “Shivers,” the Roland S. Howard-penned, Nick Cave-crooned nihilistic – and quintessentially Australian – ballad, makes for a perfect B-side antidote. Hear “Shivers” HERE.
WOLF ALICE NOMINATED FOR 2015’S MERCURY PRIZE
Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, My Love Is Cool, which was released via Dirty Hit/RCA Records this past June, Wolf Alice is proud to announce that the album has been selected for the Mercury Prize shortlist. The Mercury Prize, an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland, will be announcing the winner on November 20th.
“Never in Wolf Alice’s wildest dreams did we think we would be shortlisted for an award of any nature, especially something as prestigious as the Mercury Prize,” says the band on hearing the news. “We’re beyond ecstatic and thankful to every person that’s supported us thus far.”
CARAVAN PALACE’S ‘<|°_°|>’ STREAM
Fronted by vocalist Zoé Colotis and founding members Hugues Payen (violin), Charles Delaporte (upright bass) and Arnaud Vial (guitar) alongside Antoine Toustou (trombone, machines), Caravan Palace cites influences as diverse as Cab Calloway and Daft Punk. The group first formed when approached to compose the score to a silent porn movie from the early 20th century and broke out in their home country with their self-titled 2008 debut, which charted at #11 in France and remained on the charts for 68 consecutive weeks. Their profile in the U.S. has grown largely via word of mouth, selling over 40,000 records in North America and recently performing at Coachella, where LAist included them in their list of “15 Under-The-Radar Acts…You Shouldn’t Miss” and noted that “you’ll need your dancing shoes on for this keyboard and horn-heavy band.”
After amassing almost 3 million Soundcloud listens and dozens of Re-Vines, 20 year-old R&B newcomer Gemaine released his viral hit “Freaky” on iTunes. What originally began as a 6-second freestyle he recorded at a local Guitar Center has turned him into a rising star in the world of R&B. As a brand new artist, “Freaky” is Gemaine’s formal introduction to music fans.
JONATHAN BREE ALBUM STREAM
Jonathan Bree is a composer, multi- instrumentalist and producer from New Zealand.
A self-confessed workaholic and social recluse, Jonathan spends his days (and nights) in a dingy home office attempting to run his record label Lil’ Chief Records (who have put out albums by the likes of The Ruby Suns and his previous band The Brunettes) whilst simultaneously producing albums for artists and somehow finding time to record his own material when he should be sleeping.
VETERAN ROCK BAND HITS THE ROAD WITH LEAD VOCALIST CAMERON BARTON
Legendary rock band Survivor is embarking on their next chapter in 2016 with a new member who has seemingly given new life to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s preeminent bands. With 21-year-old Nashville resident Cameron Barton assuming lead vocalist duties, the group will take their trademark arena rock sound to their loyal and devoted fan base.
Barton steps into the role of Jimi Jamison, who passed away in September 2014. Survivor is excited to have Cameron bring his powerhouse vocal style to the band’s live shows. “He’s great,” says the band’s Frankie Sullivan. “After hearing him, I was in Nashville within twenty four hours. I was in the studio with him about a day later. I stayed with him for about four days, and put him through the ringer. He just kept getting better and kept delivering.” Barton’s commitment to getting the job done is something that impresses his bandmate. “He’s a very focused guy. Most musicians aren’t that focused when they are that young. He learned twenty songs in about eight days.”
GWEN STEFANI RELEASES NEW SINGLE “USED TO LOVE YOU” TODAY
Global superstar and The Voice season nine coach Gwen Stefani releases her new single “Used To Love You” today on Interscope Records. Stefani first premiered the track Saturday night in New York during her MasterCard Priceless Surprises concert at Hammerstein Ballroom. The first song of her encore, Stefani returned to the stage to thank the audience for listening as she sings about the “pain and love and my real life.” She continued by saying “this song is really special.” “Used To Love You” is available now for digital download and streaming via digital subscription services.
SAM MEANS NEW SINGLE
Long before fun. took over the world with the virtually inescapable summer anthem “We Are Young,” lead singer Nate Ruess was involved in another project called the Format with Sam Means. Having enjoyed success between 2001-2008, the band took an indefinite hiatus, leaving Ruess free to sing about Empire States and Means to pursue his own solo endeavor. The latter’s new single “We’re Alone” is taken from his upcoming album 10 Songs, and Format fans will find its sound pleasingly familiar. The piano-driven track surges with a heartfelt chorus: “We’re alone when the lights come on/ Take me down to the river.” It gleams with hints of rosy ’70s soft-rock but with deeper, more wistful lyrical undertones and subtle modern production flourishes.
“AETHER” LYRIC VIDEO
Texas based Progressive, Ambient Metal band Memories In Broken Glass have released a lyric video for their new single “Aether”. The lyric video originally premiered with REVOLVER Magazine, and the single is available for purchase now on the band’s Bandcamp.
EMBRACER “MEND” VIDEO
Today we are excited to bring you the new music video for “Remission” from West Virginia’s Embracer. The song comes from their latest acoustic EP entitled “Mend” which is out now for FREE digital download via Take This To Heart Records. While their last EP My Father’s Will was a blast of indie/rock, Mend slows down the tempos and shows off singer Jordan Bradley’s personal lyrics and uncanny vocal chops. Their video was directed by Brandon Andersen.
ZHU DEBUTS “MODERN CONVERSATION” FEATURING VANCOUVER SLEEP CLINIC AND DANIEL JOHNS
Today, ZHU premiered yet another sonic gem from his highly coveted Genesis Series. The infectious and melodious dance tune features up-and-coming Australian folktronic artist Vancouver Sleep Clinic as well as legendary former front-man of Silverchair Daniel Johns.
Together, they have created a stunning new track, continuing to reaffirm ZHU’s place in the musical arena as one of the most talented and exciting producers of our time. “Modern Conversation” featuring Vancouver Sleep Clinic and Daniel Johns returns ZHU back to his electronic roots with this sultry disco-esque dance tune.
LIGHT NIGHTCLUB AND DAYLIGHT BEACH CLUB AT MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO IN LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCE NEW MANAGEMENT
Light Nightclub and Daylight Beach Club, two of the premier entertainment establishments in Las Vegas, are pleased to announce new management. Both venues will be run by PLAY Management. Founded in 2015 and owned and operated by experienced hospitality executives Colin Comer and John Pettei, the company’s first undertaking will be Light Nightclub and Daylight Beachclub at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. PLAY Management assumed control of Light Nightclub on September 23, and will operate Daylight Beach Club starting in Spring 2016.
Working with Light and Daylight ownership, Comer and Pettei oversee all aspects of the businesses as managing partners, while also developing future projects related to management, hospitality and nightlife.
SAINT DIABLO NEW VIDEO
Guitarist Justin Adams states, “Ironically, Devil Horns and Halos was the last song we wrote for the album, we actually finished it in the studio as life threw us some pretty significant detours… I got divorced, Tito’s mother passed away, and shortly thereafter I was diagnosed with cancer.” Vocalist Tito Quinones elaborates, “The song is about balance in the face of opposites. Things like love/hate, hope/despair, angels/demons, etc… We were facing some difficult decisions at that time, and I think our state of mind is reflected in this song.”
LLIAM TAYLOR DROPS CHILL HOUSE REMIX OF ARIANA GRANDE
Hot off the heels of his recent remix of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” which The Future FM said “excels…to not only compliment Stevie’s vocals, but modernize the classic song,” Lliam Taylor is fast-forwarding into today’s pop landscape with a lush, chilled out remix of Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time.” Lliam uses the chordal planing of classic house music and a healthy dose of low end to bring Grande’s hit song right to the dancefloor.
Available for free download for Android here and Apple iOS here, the official Apollonia app allows fans to follow the globetrotting trio as they take their amazing three-way back-to-back-to-back performances around the world. Interact with Dyed, Shonky and Dan, catch up with all their latest news and interviews, discover personal guides to their favorite cities, and have some fun with a game featuring the guys themselves. Meet the artists who have become part of Apollonia’s label family, get a hold of releases early, and gain exclusive access to hard-to-find mixtapes, the latest of which is BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong’s MBE presents Apollonia Sound of Ibiza.
“SHOES UNDER MY BED”
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.
This ball of fire video will have your mood peaking throughout your work day and will surely ignite your night soaring with its spliced up loopy imagery. Just like a DJ chops up beats, Goldwatch captures the absurdity that is LOUDPVCK as only a director of his caliber could. “There’s just something about his imagery choice that always pulls out the most unique and quirkiest elements of the artists he works with; he finds a direct path to their personality.” -LOUDPVCK
BENASIS: WINNER OF GUITAR CENTER’S YOUR NEXT RECORD TO OPEN FOR STEVE AOKI ON OCTOBER 29th
Benasis has been announced as the opening act for Grammy winning DJ and producer Steve Aoki during his show at the Omnia in San Diego on Thursday, Oct. 29th. Benasis has been hard at work since nabbing the winning title of Guitar Center’s Your Next Record program late last year. As the winner, Benasis took home a prize package valued at over $27,000 and including the priceless opportunity to record with Steve Aoki and release a single through Dim Mak Records. The result is Benasis’ new single “Bounce That” which was executive produced by Aoki himself and will be released through Dim Mak Records on Friday, Oct. 30th.
Benasis and Steve Aoki
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 9pm
Benasis to open from 9pm – 12 am and close from 1:30 – 1:45 am
Steve Aoki set from 12 – 1:30 am
Omnia San Diego
SPOTIFY PULLS THE VICTORY RECORDS CATALOG, REFUSES TO PAY ROYALTIES
Victory Records’ catalog of music was pulled from Spotify last night as a result of Spotify not properly paying publishing revenues due to Victory Records’ artists in blatant violation of US Copyright laws. Spotify also pulled down a very large number of albums that Victory is not the publisher for proving that their internal systems are inadequate. We asked that our catalog not be pulled, that we would amicably work with Spotify, and they haphazardly removed our content regardless. 53,000,000 streams, as per Spotify’s statements, were identified with no publishing royalties being paid by Spotify.
Late yesterday, Spotify sent over a document giving them mechanical clearance to use our music. We could not sign said document for a variety of reasons, most importantly, that it would put us in direct violation of our agreement with Audiam (www.audiam.com). Spotify knows we are in business with Audiam and were essentially asking us to breach/ignore that agreement. The issue of nonpayment for songwriters and composers is a widespread problem and not exclusive to Victory Records’ artists. We understand your frustration with not being able to listen to the music you enjoy (and most pay for via subscription).
The bottom line is that artists and songwriters are not being paid and fans of Victory’s artists cannot listen to the music.