SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
Today School of Seven Bells announced the band’s fourth and final studio album, entitled SVIIB, will be released February 2016 via Vagrant Records in the US and Full Time Hobby in Europe. In a note to fans, Alejandra Deheza explains the story behind the record and shares a snippet of new music.
BOBBY LONG CALLS ON A CREATIVE TEAM OF FRIENDS TO MAKE “ODE TO THINKING”
When Bobby Long left Wiltshire, the picturesque county of England where he grew up, for university studies in London, he fell in with a tight knit group of young artists who would become his lifelong friends. Together, they survived open auditions and open mic nights, successes and disappointments, forming a strong support system that bolstered their individual pursuits. So when he relocated to New York in 2009 to pursue his music career, it was only natural that he would cultivate another artistic community to fill the void. With the release of his third album called ODE TO THINKING, he has called upon his community of creative friends to lend their collective talents to marketing elements to support the release.
SHIGETO’S EXPANSIVE INTERMISSION STREAMING IN FULL AT BILLBOARD
Shigeto’s Intermission EP takes its title quite literally, then, presenting a snapshot of the artist’s transition between ideas and inspiration. Indeed, listening to these six eclectic tracks evokes a dynamic sense of exploration, excitement, and stylistic freedom. Shapeshifting tracks, searing percussive elements, melodic instrumention, and evovling beats highlight the incredibly diverse mix of tracks. Billboard recently sat down with Shigeto to chat about his new record, and they are streaming the release in full as well.
WE LOST THE SEA NEW ALBUM
Progressive instrumental heavy rock band WE LOST THE SEA will release its new LP, Departure Songs, on November 27 via Translation Loss Records. The Australian sextet, which calls its sound, “an unstoppable force meets an immovable object” and “crushing guitar noise with post-rock atmospherics”, recorded the album at Sydney’s 301 Studios (Coldplay, Chvrches, Muse) with producer Tim Carr. Departure Songs is the follow-up to WE LOST THE SEA’s 2012 release, The Quietest Place On Earth, a recording that was hailed as “a ride of despair, aggression and melancholy filled to the brim with emotion.”
OBERHOFER RELEASES VIDEO FOR “MEMORY REMAINS”
Chronovision features his signature amped psych-pop with orchestral flourish, New Wave flare, and grungy fuzz, but multiplied with his intensity that only time and life’s gut checks can enhance. The road to Chronovision was winding, owing to Oberhofer’s resolve to produce the LP himself and initially taking him from the Catskills to Seattle and back. A final spurt brought him to a studio in his hometown of Tacoma, two NYC facilities (Strange Weather, Electric Lady), and the former Sound City in Los Angeles. Lastly: Atlanta to mix with Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Washed Out). Exactly 106 demos later, Oberhofer emerged with these 12 songs.
DAEPHNE NEW SINGLE
Recently, Boston’s self-proclaimed “bummer rock” group, Dæphne, partnered up with music news and review site Under the Gun to release their brand new track Sharpness is the Game I Play. The group blends the sounds and emotion of the emo genre paired with pop-punk angst. The group perfectly blends the sound and influences of their peers and idols – while still maintaining a unique and fresh approach.
YOUNG RALPH X FETTY WAP
Preparing for the drop of his most anticipated project to date, I Am Juugman, before year’s end, Atlanta mainstay Yung Ralph has kicked things off with the Fetty Wap-assisted lead single “Act A Fool.” “Fetty holds down the hook with an achy warble… while Ralph swags all over the track in his baritone,” said The FADER in their premiere of the track. The two artists met through close mutual friends and connected immediately. “Me and Fetty met up at Patchwerk Studios in Atlanta to record the song. When we linked we clicked ASAP, just being two humble dudes from the hood,” Yung Ralph explained. “I already had the Yung Lan beat, and he also has a relationship with Yung Lan, so when I pulled up the track we instantly vibe out. He rolled up his Backwoods, I rolled up my Swishers, and there it was – history was made.”
GLAMOUR NAMES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY WOMEN OF THE YEAR
Glamour announces its 25th Anniversary Women of the Year Awards, which will take place the evening of November 9 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. At the preeminent event that celebrates women’s achievements, Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive will honor trailblazers and newsmakers from across the worlds of entertainment, fashion, politics, business, and more. Amy Schumer will open the awards ceremony, which will recognize Victoria Beckham, Misty Copeland, Elizabeth Holmes, Caitlyn Jenner, Cecile Richards, Reese Witherspoon, the Women of Charleston, and the U.S. women’s national soccer team. The evening will celebrate past Women of the Year honorees including Madeleine Albright, Samantha Power, Serena Williams, and Billie Jean King, and feature a star-studded list of presenters and musical guests. L’Oréal Paris is the title sponsor of the awards ceremony.
“Since 1990, Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards have saluted the planet’s most remarkable female leaders, and this year’s winners are no exception,” said Leive. “They have been inspired and led by the generations of Women of the Year before them, and Glamour is thrilled to celebrate their passion.”
CHARLIE DANIELS’ BIRTHDAY BASH GIVES BACK TO VETERANS
It may have been country music legend Charlie Daniels’ birthday party, but all of the presents were addressed to military veterans and their families. A total of 290 guests gave an invaluable gift to those who have served our country through the purchase of a table at Charlie Daniels’ birthday bash on October 27 at The Palm restaurant in downtown Nashville, which raised funds for (501)(c) non-profit The Journey Home Project.
“Big-hearted Middle Tennessee turned out again last night and made our event a great success. I love this place, these people and this cause. It’s making a difference,” said Daniels.
BEFORE YOU EXIT RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MODEL”
The Orlando, FL based trio of brothers Connor McDonough, 21, (Vocals/Guitar), Riley McDonough, 19, (Vocals), and youngest brother Toby McDonough, 17, (Vocals/Guitar) are one of the latest discoveries of legendary manager Johnny Wright.
LIME CORDIALE RELEASE NEW VIDEO INSPIRED BY QUEENSLAND DROUGHT
Filmed during a two-week period throughout Winton, Longreach and Townsville in drought-affected North Queensland, “Not That Easy” combines expansive drone shots and intimate handheld camera footage to showcase the band’s recent journey across Australia’s barren landscape. The video documents their time exploring remote towns, abandoned farms and outback pubs – sharing beers with locals to capture an eye-opening look into the lives of residents living in regional Queensland.
KATY PERRY BECOMES FIRST FEMALE ARTIST WITH TWO RIAA DIGITAL DIAMOND AWARDS
With the No. 1 singles “Firework” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold, including song sales and streams, Katy Perry has become the first female artist to earn two RIAA Digital Diamond Awards. In addition, “Roar” has now been certified 8x Platinum. Katy was the first artist ever to exceed 70 million cumulative certifications in the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Digital Single Program and she is the fifth artist in history to earn Diamond status for a digital song.
CHASTAIN NEW VIDEO
CHASTAIN has announced that it has just released its first video off the new ‘We Bleed Metal’ album which hits the streets November 6th. The video is for the track ‘All Hail The King’ and is basically a lyric video. Guitarist David T. Chastain states: “We wanted to get something out to the fans as soon as possible and this was the quickest way to do that. There is quite a bit of buzz on this new album and we are anxious to deliver it”
N-A-R-C “VENUS, TX”
N-A-R-C (New Age Real Change), is the latest project from singer/songwriter and artist Pepi Ginsberg, her first release on her own Inscape Records, an imprint she started with partner Martin Crane. Her latest single “Venus, TX” comes from her forthcoming debut EP ‘New Age Real Change,’ due February 26.
JAMES LEE TAYLOR, MAKES AMERICAN TV DEBUT AS GABRIELLE UNION’S NEW BEAU ON BET’S “BEING MARY JANE”
Acclaimed British actor, James Lee Taylor, announces his debut, recurring role on season 3 of BET’s TV drama series, “Being Mary Jane.” Taylor’s debut episode, opposite Gabrielle Union, is set to air November 17th, 10 p.m. EST.
With his breakout television role in “Being Mary Jane” as ‘Eddie,’ Taylor plays Union’s character ‘Mary Jane’s’ new love interest while she juggles her often ambiguous, tumultuous relationship with ex-boyfriend, ‘David’ (Stephen Bishop).
“Working with Gabrielle was a great honor, and I couldn’t have done it without the magic of Mara Brock Akil’s creative direction of the show’s storylines and characters,” says Taylor.
NICK JONAS, DEMI LOVATO AND WALK THE MOON TO PERFORM AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”
dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and WALK THE MOON will perform at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. They join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, One Direction and Carrie Underwood. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
Nick Jonas won the T-Mobile “Breakthrough Artist Award” in 2008 as part of the Jonas Brothers and is nominated for the first time as a solo artist for Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. Nick performed with the Jonas Brothers in 2007 and 2008 and returns to the AMA stage for his first solo appearance on the show. Demi Lovato is performing on the American Music Awards for the first time. WALK THE MOON will make their debut performance on the 2015 AMAs, and is nominated for the first time this year in the following categories: New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock.
ADAM BUSCH “MOTHER”
“I wrote ‘Mother’ for my son, shortly after he was born. I don’t usually approach songs so directly, but this one came out that way and seemed like it would fall apart if I tinkered with it. I was craving simplicity in my own world at the time, which had been turned on its head.” – Adam Busch
POISON TONGUES EP STREAM
Long-running online community, Lambgoat, is now playing the entire new self-titled EP from Detroit hardcore powerhouse, POISON TONGUES, as the record hits the streets this week via Fast Break! Records.
VENICE X ANKI “ALWAYS HERE” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Filmed in Southern California’s mysterious Salton Sea, Venice premiere the official music video for “Always Here” ft. Anki. The collaboration of the two talents induce magic as glittering plucks and synth lines dance about as Anki’s beautiful vocals carry atop the soundscapes for something beautifully suited for the fall season. With early support from the likes of Andy Moor, Somna, Giuseppe Ottaviani and Lange to name a few, “Always Here” has shown to be a very well received track by producers and fans alike.
INDIMUSIC.TV X AMAZON TV APP
IndiMusic.tv today announced the addition of IndiMusic.tv (www.IndiMusic.tv) as a new channel within Amazon.com’s TV App offering on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, complete with an e-commerce capability that enables One-Click Purchasing via a TV remote. The service was actually launched in July with little fanfare, and has been working flawlessly ever since. Powered by digital advertising vendor Linkstorm (www.linkstorm.net), this functionality enables music artists to monetize their own music videos by driving direct purchases of their music, merchandise and concert tickets right from within the video.
This 90-second commercial tells the story very effectively:
BOB MOSES PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘TEARING ME UP’
Today, the unstoppable electronic-pop duo Bob Moses premiered the official video for their wildly popular and infectious new track “Tearing Me Up.” The track – taken from their critically acclaimed debut album Days Gone By (out now on Domino) – has garnered more than half a million plays on Soundcloud alone, reaching the #1 position on Hype Machine three times in the space of just a few weeks, and continues to receive praise from fans and critics since its worldwide debut on World First by Zane Lowe on Apple Beats1.
CKtrl NEW SINGLE
22-year-old CKtrl, or Bradley Miller is one of the current wave of grime producers who are taking grime back to its roots and beyond. The Lewisham local’s upcoming double A-side entitled ‘Misc/Azula’ picks up on a range of south London sounds, from his uncle’s roots reggae collection to the grime and later dubstep he spent his teenage years around.
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS ‘THE ACCUSER’ STREAM
With its official unveiling now less than twenty-four hours away, today Decibel Magazine spews forth ABIGAIL WILLIAMS’ The Accuser in its menacing entirety.
KYGO MAKES U.S. TV DEBUT WITH SINGLE “STOLE THE SHOW”
Last night, Kygo made his U.S. television debut performing his new single, “Stole the Show” featuring Parson James on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
PYRAMID SCHEME X YING YANG TWINS
“We are so excited to finally see the Thundercat music video release! I don’t think we could have dreamed of a more exciting way to make a music video than throwing all of our best friends and the Ying Yang Twins on a yacht and throwing the most outrageous party ever while filming the whole thing.” – PYRAMID SCHEME
SOLOMON RETURNS AS SOLOMON RAY RELEASING COVER SINGLE “GUESS I’M DOING FINE”
Electronic, cerebral pop singer-songwriter, Solomon Ray (formally known as Solomon), announces the release of his new cover single, “Guess I’m Doing Fine” (Beck), from his forthcoming EP, Why Boys Cry dropping in 2016. Ray blends genres of rap and RnB with a modern twist of electronica and pop to create his conceptual, artistic sound. Listen to the track HERE.