SUFJAN STEVENS SHARES REMIX OF “BLUE BUCKET OF GOLD”
Sufjan Stevens shares a new remix of “Blue Bucket Of Gold” from this year’s Carrie & Lowell today. Featuring members of Stevens’ touring band, the remix was recorded while on the road by Tucker Martine in Portland, Oregon and at Stevens’ studio in Brooklyn and is an interpretation of the band’s live version of the song. Listen here, and get the song today via iTunes, Spotify and more.
ZIBRA “WASTED DAYS”
For the follow up to ‘Paris’ and its equally compelling visuals, ZIBRA took over Rowan’s Bowling Alley in London, which acted as the perfect landscape for the throwback, retro-aesthetic that the boys have become renown for.
Previous tracks Tracks ‘Chlorine’, ‘Great White Shark’ and most recently ‘Paris’ have gained strong support from Radio 1. ‘Paris’ was added to R1 ‘In New Music We Trust’ playlist and culminated with the band headlining the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury earlier this year.
RACCOON FIGHTER PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “MR. COOL”
Fresh off a half-dozen CMJ performances, Queens, NY-based trio, Raccoon Fighter, has premiered a video for their single, “Mr. Cool”, via PureVolume.com. “Mr. Cool” is featured on Raccoon Fighter’s new EP, Spiral Flag, which arrived in July on PaperCup Music. After an August tour of the East Coast and CMJ, Raccoon Fighter continue the celebration in their adopted hometown, Halloween night at the Knitting Factory, and a special brunch-time performance at Baby’s All Right on Nov. 8.
RIGHTEOUS REPROBATES NEW SINGLE
The creation of Righteous Reprobates is the culmination of Rob’s effectively life-long obsession with music, and the belief that there should be good quality Rock – with plenty of hooks and tunes – for people to hear and enjoy. Merging elements of Britpop and the modern rock of bands like Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian with classic rock from the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Pink Floyd, Righteous Reprobates have developed their own unique sound and aesthetic which is very exciting, interesting and engaging. “Give me something sweet and moreish I can chew” sings Rob (in ‘My Psychosis’) – and this is just what RR have done!
Skanks The Rap Martyr and Napoleon Da Legend put their lyrical minds together and make a tribute for the Late Legend Nina Simone. They retrace her steps and speak on her influence and impact on the music world and black culture. Title produced by Juxx Diamondz. Keep a look out for the new album from Skanks & Endemic Emerald entitled “Rapsploitation” which follows in the near future.
ZAKARI & BLANGE ‘APHRODITE’ PREVIEW
‘Aphrodite’ is the aptly named next release to drop on Berlin label, Ballroom Music. A treat for techno lovers all over, Aphrodite is a solid 4 track masterpiece from German duo Zakari & Blange, otherwise known as Farid Zakari and Chris Blange.
The title track, Aphrodite is a concoction of sharp percussions and dark subtle synths which continue to build throughout, followed by ‘Monkeys’, the perfect club record with long vocal reverbs, simply put, a late night’s dream. Next up is ‘Rendom’, rolling beats and addictive chord progressions which lead nicely on to the final track ‘Upper’, an atmospheric production with a superb groove and evolving ride cymbals mixed in with dark drums to complete the package.
CIGARS OF THE PHARAOH NEW SINGLE
Sometimes a band just comes out of nowhere. You might hear it in the background at a bar, or it might hit you on the radio while you’re stuck in traffic. Chances are, if you’ve heard Sydney’s Cigars Of The Pharaoh, you’ll know about it.
With a power-packed sound that tips its hat to the blues rock genre, Cigars Of The Pharaoh have risen up to bring the groove back to the Australian music scene with a punch that feels good.
HALSEY TO HEADLINE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
Today Halsey announced she will be performing as part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series at Madison Square Garden on Z100’s Elvis Duran show. Tickets for the Saturday 8/13/16 concert go on sale Saturday at 10am EST, with a presale beginning 3pm EST today available HERE.
Alongside the on-sale for the Time Warner Cable Concert Series at Madison Square Garden show a Sweepstakes to win access to a Halsey Badlands Underground Experience is being announced and will be hosted by Z100. Halsey will host select winners to an intimate Question and Answer event this Sunday October 25 that will include a Meet and Greet and photo opportunity. Winners will also receive a custom lithograph that will only be made for this event. Fans can go to www.badlandstour.com for more info.
MAXIM LUDWIG NSFW VIDEO
“I wrote that song about what happened with my band, music, ‘career’. About how it’s always brightest before the dusk. About guilt and revenge, but something you can dance to. Then as I wrote the verses I realized it wasn’t about external forces, it’s about self-sabotage and self-destruction. How the struggle is not the old crap of ‘not having regrets,’ but how you learn to live with your regrets.” Maxim Ludwig
SOCAL REPOSE “STAND TALL”
Electronic pop act Social Repose (AKA producer/songwriter Richie Guise), will release his highly anticipated new EP Yalta on 11/20. Today, you can watch the first music video from the record for the song “Stand Tall” via Purevolume.
“Social Repose is all my creative energy combined and organized under one name,” says Guise. “It’s the sum of my creative process. Everything from my stage attire to the lyrics I write reflect my quest for individuality. My message has always been to simply think and express on your own terms. Don’t let narrow minded people tell you it’s unacceptable to be unique.”
WESTERN SCENE PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “BELIEVE”
Western Scene was created 3 years ago in Los Angeles as the brainchild of singer/guitarist Tom Pritchard. Starting off he partnered with producer Hugo Nicolson (RadioHead/Primal Scream) to write a debut record with the help of Joey Waronker (Beck) and Jon Hischke (Broken Bells). The music fused Folk/Americana with subtle pop sensibilities and was heavily influenced by his many years writing and playing in bands. The single “Same as you” gained notoriety on speciality radio and was on KROQ’s top five local tracks for 6 weeks. Western Scene’s other single “For you” was featured on the season finale of 90210.
MARTIN CRANE “PHYSICAL THERAPY”
On November 20 Martin Crane is set to release his first solo effort, Physical Therapy on INSCAPE. Though Physical Therapy is the first under his own name, Martin has been in music for years as the main force behind Brazos (Dead Oceans) and as the composer/music supervisor of projects such as the Academy Award nominated Cutie and the Boxer and Hugh the Hunter (2015 Sundance premier). The album’s title track is available to stream on SoundCloud.
ADELE ALBUM “25”
“My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I’m making up with myself. making up for lost time. making up for everything I ever did and never did.”
Adele is set to release “25,” her highly anticipated new album, which will be available globally on Friday November 20th and is the first new music from her since her Oscar winning single ‘Skyfall’ in 2012.
PANIC! AT THE DISCO ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
DCD2/Fueled By Ramen recording group Panic! At The Disco has announced that their highly anticipated fifth studio album, DEATH OF A BACHELOR, will arrive everywhere on Friday, Jan. 15, 2015. The album is now available for pre-order on the iTunes Store accompanied by three instant grat downloads: “Emperor’s New Clothes,” “Hallelujah,” and the recent #1 hit, “Victorious.”
PILLAR POINT PULSATING FIRST SINGLE “PART TIME LOVE” HITS STEREOGUM
Scott Reitherman was planning to record the second Pillar Point album at home in Seattle, when he received an unexpected invitation—extended backstage in Phoenix after opening for of Montreal — to cut it at Kevin Barnes’ home studio in Athens, Georgia.
“I couldn’t believe it to be honest,” says Reitherman. “I was overwhelmed; we’re halfway through the tour and I’m already having the time of my life.”
LANTERNS ON THE LAKE NEW VIDEO
Preceding the release of their lush third full-length record Beings, out November 13th on Bella Union, Lanterns On The Lake have debuted the music video for track ‘Faultlines’ on Clash. Directed by Hand Held Cine Club out of Northern England, this dark and immersive film centers upon one man’s desperate emotional battle, mirroring the track’s plaintive melodies and lyrics: “fractured lives lives like faultlines.” The album itself marks another phase in the band’s development as they expand their range, pushing the envelope of their signature atmospheric rock and scaling new heights of absorbing musicianship.
Work on Beings began in February 2014, hard on the heels of successful tours of Europe and North America. It proved to be a productive period. “The ideas came effortlessly and in abundance,” vocalist Hazel Wilde says of the writing process. “At first we had no expectations, no prescribed ideas of how we wanted the songs to turn out. We were just writing and playing together because that’s what we’d always done.”
DAVID MYLES NEW VIDEO
On September 25, Nova Scotia’s award-winning acoustic crooner David Myles released his official US debut album So Far through Little Tiny Records. Reminiscent of the late ’50’s folk/roots/swing era, So Far is a collection of David’s songs over the years re-recorded and re-imagined in an acoustic stripped down format seamlessly combining the cool of Chet Baker with the ruckus of Chuck Berry. Earlier today, Myles released the first video from the album for single “When It Comes My Turn” exclusively on The Boot.”
WATCH: David Myles – “When It Comes My Turn” via The Boot:
FAT FREDDY’S DROP NOW STREAMING AT PANDORA
Pandora is premiering BAYS, the new record from Wellington, New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop, with an exclusive album stream; listen at:
ARMOND WAKEUP NEW VIDEO
“Have You Ever?” is the 3rd installment of #MarcusGrahamWednesdays. It is the intro to The Epiphany of Marcus Graham & properly summarizes the theme, direction & perspective of the project. Video shot by Matelli Graves Media. Song produced by Sandman.
Watch: Armond WakeUp “Have You Ever” (music video)
THE MOST SERENE REPUBLIC PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT”
Ontario sextet, The Most Serene Republic, premiered a third single from their new album Mediac today; “Benefit Of The Doubt” via IndieShuffle – share via Soundcloud. Mediac will arrive November 13 on MapleMusic Recordings, the Ontario sextet’s first new full-length album in six years, and a triumphant return to form. Mediac was recorded in Toronto, produced by TMSR’s Ryan Lenssen, and mixed by David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene/Super Furry Animals/Los Campesinos!). The Most Serene Republic will celebrate the album and the holidays, with a Toronto performance, December 22 at The Horseshoe Tavern.
FLINT EASTWOOD SHARE EP STREAM
Today, Detroit-based Flint Eastwood shares the album stream for the Small Victories EP on Consequence of Sound. The EP is out this Friday, October 23 and is a follow-up to 2013’s now sold out EP Late Night In Bolo Ties. Flint Eastwood is the evolution of the creative side of multi-talented artist, Jax Anderson. On the forthcoming Jax has returned to her Detroit roots, mixing a taste of the theatricality of Motown, her more recently found love for pop music, and a few electronic beats for good measure. The result is six hook-filled songs, including the first track and single “Find What You’re Looking For” and the instant banger “Glitches.”
Yogi has reunited with Pusha T and recruited Swedish alt hip-hop artist Elliphant for his latest single “SIRI”, out this Friday (10/23) on Skrillex’s OWSLA. The track was debuted by Zane Lowe today on Beats 1 as his “World Record” and follows in the future hip-hop footsteps of Yogi and Pusha’s first collab, “Burial,” which was the official song for MTV’s VMAs this year in all official promo with Miley Cyrus, and synced in the Entourage movie trailer, the adidas: Create The New Speed campaign and more. Stream and pre-order “SIRI” now, and keep an eye out for the official video coming soon.
JACKSON BREIT RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING“
Jackson, who’s fully deaf in his right ear, has been inspired to create in order to give back. He is an unparalleled songwriter and a master of multiple instruments.
TRUE BELIEVER NEW SINGLE
It started with a homemade computer. Filled with dust and dirty beats, the machine hadn’t connected to the Internet since Silicon Valley was a private practice in Beverly Hills. Yet from it emerged Spirit Animal: a chaotic combination of rock and pop, fueled by the unruly aesthetics of psych and funk. Today, the Brooklyn-based four piece arrive with their second track, “True Believer: from their new EP, World War IV.
ALEKSANDER VINTER RELEASES FIRST SINGLE FROM UPCOMING ‘BAJO’ EP
Over the last three years, Aleksander Vinter, also known as Savant, has released over a DOZEN albums. Each a journey of learning and experimentation, these records take his fans to very different places with themes that take on video games, 80s space rock, Middle Eastern music, and spaghetti westerns. As time passes, genres change and focuses shift, but the one constant you can count on is Aleksander Vinter’s ability to make an impact on anything he is working on no matter what the name or genre.
SARA LOV SHARES IMMERSIVE “TRAINS” VIDEO
LA based singer/songwriter Sara Lov returns with her third studio album, Some Kind Of Champion, out October 30th. Lov teamed up with Zac Rae of Death Cab for Cutie, who produced and mixed the record, having worked with the likes of My Brightest Diamond and Fiona Apple. Recorded in Rae’s Los Angeles studio, Some Kind Of Champion also features collaborations with Hauschka, Dustin O’Halloran, Scott Leahy, and Jonathan Price.
BLACK ATLASS’ “HAUNTED PARADISE” VIDEO OUT
Black Atlass’ unique and delicate “Haunted Paradise” now has a beautiful, dreamlike music video courtesy of director Tyler Ross. By pairing the striking voice of Alex Fleming (the young singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind Black Atlass) with an equally indelible visual, the “Haunted Paradise” clip creates it’s own hazy kind of magic. This is the first in a trilogy of new singles from Fleming, with more to follow in the coming months on Fool’s Gold.
D.A. WALLACH RELEASES DEBUT SOLO ALBUM STREAM
Acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer D.A. Wallach released his long awaited solo debut Time Machine on Harvest Records, a division of The Capitol Music Group on Friday, October 16th. Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Wallach over the last two years, Time Machine features an impressive list of collaborators including Pharrell Williams, Diane Warren, and James Fauntleroy. Legendary musicians Nathan East, Jim Keltner, Dave Palmer, and Randy Kerber power the rhythm section behind Wallach’s compositions and kaleidoscopic arrangements by David Campbell.
KINGS DESTROY NEW VIDEO
NYC stoner rock/doom rock unit, KINGS DESTROY, today unveils a brand new video for the track “Smokey Robinson,” via Revolver Magazine. Shot by Pit Full Of Shit’s Frank Huang at their official record release show earlier this year at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar, the tune comes by way of the band’s self-titled War Crime Recordings-issued full-length.
ROB WILLIAMS NEW SINGLE
Yesterday Virginia-based singer-songwriter Rob Williams premiered his lead-off single “Sometimes It’s A Song” on PopMatters who noted “the song’s laid-back lonesome romanticism is too sweet to dislike.”
If your a fan of confessional singer-songwriting, a la Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, then check out the Premiere HERE.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE DEBUT NEW SHORT FILM VIA ROOKIE
The sixth chapter of Florence + the Machine’s Odyssey, the short film for “Delilah” from the band’s U.S. #1 album How Big How Blue How Beautiful, debuts today via Rookie.
“This was one of the first songs Isa and I wrote for this record while we were at Geejam studios in Jamaica,” Welch says of the song. “It’s based on a party we had just been to in Miami, the biblical tale of Samson and Delilah and the agony of the mobile phone in modern relationships.”
ROISIN MURPHY NEW VIDEO
Taken from her Mercury Prize Album of the Year, ‘Unputdownable’ is the latest single from Róisín Murphy.
“Reading between the lines, you’re unputdownable. A plot that’s so unpredictable, that I read on compulsively.” If it wasn’t Róisín Murphy professing her late night obsessions across the stark, gospel lit balladry of new single ‘Unputdownable’, you’d think it was an ode to the enigmatic songstress herself.