ANTONIO JAMES DEBUT SINGLE
As debut singles go, Antonio James’ first musical foray “Midnight Mirror” is a brilliant introduction to the London producer’s chillwave sound. Standing out from the crowd, the track is a wonderfully unapologetic take on neo-R&B. Add to this a multitude of subtle hooks and James’ haunting vocals, and you come up with a track that’s incredibly refreshing on the ear.
TINY FIREFLIES “GHOST”
Recently, Chicago’s Tiny Fireflies teamed up with renowned and revered music website CMJ to premiere the group’s brand new track Ghost .
“It’s a delicate bit of gossamer synth-punk that floats like cloves smoke out an apartment window, and infers that their album might be a perfect platter for an intimate, cold winter eve’s dinner party.” Eric Davidson, CMJ
ENYA UNVEILS NEW TRACK
Enya has shared a second track from the upcoming album Dark Sky Island, out November 20. “So I Could Find My Way” follows the buoyantly optimistic lead single “Echoes In Rain” and is available to download and listen to now, and as an instant grat when you pre-order Dark Sky Island.
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J. STALIN ALBUM ON SPOTIFY
Bay Area mainstay J. Stalin is back – today he’s releasing his 14th solo album, Tears Of Joy, which is his first official solo album since 2014’s S.I.D. With features from Iamsu!, Riff Raff, Snow Tha Product, Mistah F.A.B., The Jacka, Rayven Justice, D-Lo, B-Legit, and Jonn Hart, as well as production from The Mekanix, DJ Fresh, Junonnabeat, and more, Tears of Joy is bringing a reinvigorated J. Stalin back to the scene. The MC has built his name on reality-driven street raps, offering his unique perspective on the world he grew up in and beyond.
HAILEE STEINFELD ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP “HAIZ” OUT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
HAILEE STEINFELD will release her highly anticipated debut EP, HAIZ [Republic Records], on November 13 at all digital outlets. In addition, the breakout pop phenomenon and Academy Award-nominated superstar personally unveiled the EP’s cover art and tracklisting today.
Not only does HAIZ feature her smash single “Love Myself,” but it also includes three new unshakable anthems. Opener “Hell No’s and Headphones” cranks up an infectious chant, while “Rock Bottom” showcases her impressive vocal range. “You’re Such A” is a cheeky and clever send-off evocative of her singular style, swagger, and soul.
DM3’S TRACK “PLEASE DON’T LIE” VIA POPMATTERS
DM3 made their mark on the international Power Pop scene with three official albums from the mid-to-late ‘90s and are revered by fans and critics alike. Consisting of Dom Mariani (frontman of legendary Australian garage rockers The Stems & more recently the heavy-hitting rock band Datura4), Toni Italiano and Pascal Bartolone, this trio could, arguably, be the best Power Pop band Australia has produced.
MOON TAXI “YEAR ZERO” VIDEO
Moon Taxi have unveiled their new music video for their alt-rock single “Year Zero,” which was directed by Collin Palmer at Vessel Creative and is featured on the band’s new album Daybreaker (out now on BMG). Watch it here. Produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Tom Waits, James Bay), “Year Zero” is currently TOP 30 on the AAA Chart and receiving airplay across the US, including major FM stations such as: WXRV Boston, WRLT Nashville, KGSR Austin, KINK Portland, and WTTS Indianapolis.
ETC!ETC! and Salvatore Gannaci have teamed up to flawlessly harvest the sounds of dancehall and moombahton for their Dim Mak debut collaboration “Money.” As the lead single off ETC!ETC!’s forthcoming Wicked EP, due out later this year, the track is a musical interpretation of Wall Street’s iconic Charging Bull sculpture. Interweaving a subtle orchestral hymn with vocals from dancehall reggae artist Hawkeye, the track oscillates at an apex of rhythmic claps and humming synths.
THE CHAINSMOKERS ANNOUNCE FAN-SOURCED #TILTTOUR
Inventive DJ/producer duo The Chainsmokers are the first dance music artists to launch a fan-sourced tour, the #TiltTour. The #TiltTour is an entirely new concept and all about following your fans and performing where the demand is – disrupting the traditional tour blueprint. College students from various campuses across the country can act together to bring The Chainsmokers to their city for a January/February concert by being one of the first 6 cities to pre-sell at least 800 tickets. For more information on how to enter a college campus into the competition, please visit:
MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS “7TH RAY”
On January 29th, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Miranda Lee Richards will release a new album Echoes Of The Dreamtime on Invisible Hands Music. The collection of eight psychedelic folk songs was recorded in her home with production from Rick Parker who has worked with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Lord Huron.
Stereogum premiered “7th Ray,” the first single to be released from the album, and said, “It’s a gorgeous midtempo track that sounds a bit like what Beach House would come up with if they tried to write roots rock.”
WIZARDS OF WINTER KICK OFF CHRISTMAS
You have heard new tracks from the WIZARDS OF WINTER in anticipation of the holiday season, but now you can witness this holiday rock ensemble in action! Yahoo Music is currently hosting the exclusive premiere of the band’s enchanting new music video for “The Spirit of Christmas”! Transport yourself a snowy wonderland here at Yahoo Music.
The video was filmed at The Sherman Theater in East Stroudsburg, PA and features soaring jib and drone shots, showcasing the full power of the WIZARDS OF WINTER on-stage holiday experience. The video is directed by Tommy Jones of Videohammer Studios.
EXMAGICIAN NEW SINGLE
Today Belfast duo exmagician have shared their brand new single ‘Kiss That Wealth Goodbye’ in addition to announcing the release of their debut EP Kiss That Wealth Goodbye that will come out November 20th on Bella Union. Equal parts grit and shuffling, renegade power, exmagician establish a fresh, blues-infused breed of rock on ‘Kiss That Wealth Goodbye’ that sets a dynamic tone for their introduction to world.
DIESEL NAMED OFFICIAL SPONSOR FOR UPCOMING DNCE TOUR “THE GREATEST TOUR EVER, TOUR”
DNCE, fronted by multiplatinum superstar Joe Jonas, with drummer Jack Lawless, bassist/keyboardist Cole Whittle, and guitarist JinJoo, have announced a partnership with clothing company Diesel, who will be the official sponsor for the group’s upcoming tour “The Greatest Tour Ever, Tour,” set to kick off tonight in San Francisco at The Chapel. The organic partnership grew from a relationship with Joe Jonas and Diesel’s Artistic Director Nicola Formichetti. The band will be dressed in FW15 Diesel throughout the 13-city trek, which will see the band play their first set of shows in major markets across the U.S. including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. In a recent show at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, the band was dressed in items from Diesel.
TINASHE “PLAYER” VIDEO
oday, RCA Records recording artist Tinashe premieres the new music video for her first single “Player” featuring Chris Brown from her forthcoming sophomore album, Joyride. The visual received its exclusive world premiere in New York City’s Times Square today at 4:30 PM.
To commemorate this special moment, Tinashe surprised a select group of her fans earlier today by inviting them to take a “Joyride” with her to the video premiere. Upon arrival, Tinashe treated her fans to an exclusive first look of the video on Sony’s Times Square billboard.
RIGGI & PIROS NEW SINGLE
Riggi & Piros are back in full swing, delivering a new electro smash single “Knightlife,” which is available now via Musical Freedom Records. The anthemic original’s powerful build up flourishes into catchy melodies and layered harmonies.
KALI UCHIS’ “RIDIN ROUND” VIDEO
“‘Ridin Round’ is about accepting your past and everything you are, even the not so good parts,” Uchis tells Noisey. “I wanted to highlight where I’m from (in Colombia), my culture, and real people. There are no actors, the family in the video is my family. We filmed the parade on the street I used to live on when I was little. The production team, Cumbia Films, was an all-Colombian team based out of Cartagena. It was a lot of fun to make this with my family and involve everyone, I never felt so happy making a video.”
“DREAM OF FIRE” VIDEO
This is ‘Dream Of Fire’, the maybe most driving and catchiest song on Lydmor & Bon Homme’s upcoming album ‘Seven Dreams Of Fire’.
It’s an anthemic, expansive slice of motorik disco that brings together two complementary voices – the husky drawl of Tomas Høffding, singer-bassist of experimental Danish pop trio WhoMadeWho, and rising singer-songwriter Jenny Rossander aka Lydmor (literally ‘Soundmother’) whose vocals run the gamut from seductive siren to strident rap. Instantly catchy and relentlessly buoyant, it’s a tune that whirls you far away from mundanity, lifting you up on its lush, layered pads and glimmering keys.
JIMMY FORTUNE TOPS BILLBOARD MUSIC VIDEO (DVD) CHART LANDING AT #1
After joining the legendary Statler Brothers in 1982, winning countless awards, and being inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Jimmy Fortune is no stranger to success, as he continues to reach new heights. His latest album Hits & Hymns, is off to a roaring start, as it debuts on Billboard’s Country Albums chart at No. 10, becoming his first top ten record on the chart as a solo artist. The feel-good album also debuts at #1 on the Southern Gospel Album chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian Album chart.
Hits & Hymns is available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations, iTunes, Amazon, and music retailers nationwide.
DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES RETURN TO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON FEBRUARY 19
The number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall & John Oates announced today they will return to Madison Square Garden on Friday, February 19th. This is the duo’s first performance at Madison Square Garden since their two sell-out shows in 1985. The performance features special guests Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Mayer Hawthorne and goes on sale Friday, November 6th at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com.
Signed to Atlantic by Ahmet Ertegun in the 1970’s, Daryl Hall & John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo would score six #1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also #1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (also #1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums-’76’s Bigger Than Both of Us, ’80’s Voices, ’81’s Private Eyes, ’82’s H2O, ’83’s Rock N Soul, Part I and ’84’s Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional 5 Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”
THE GRINDMOTHER IS BACK “ANY COST”
The 67 year-old screaming grindcore grandma, who went viral earlier this year and was dubbed affectionately by the media as The Grindmother, has returned with her first song that is entirely all her own, titled “Any Cost”. Of course there is a video to go with it, and get ready because Grindmother has sharpened her vocal skills, and delivers them with a punch!
DEATH AND A CURE NEW SINGLE
Death and a Cure is an Australian indie-folk/rock act fronted by singer-songwriter Ben Blondel.
The latest release ‘Leo Carrillo’ comes from the new album Red Sky Night, recorded and produced at Chad Blondel Studios, Perth, WA and mastered by Don Bartley at Benchmark Mastering in Blaxland, NSW.
ROSCOE HOLCOMB “SINGLE GIRL”
Tompkins Square label is proud to announce the release of the first commercially available full live concert recording of old-time legend Roscoe Holcomb. The vinyl LP will be released in limited quantity on Black Friday via independent record stores. The CD and digital versions will be available widely on December 4th.
DREAM KOALA “DIMENSION SLEEPER” PREMIERES VIA NPR MUSIC
Dream Koala is the project of French-Brazilian singer, songwriter and producer Yndi Ferreira. Inspired by spirituality, space and science fiction, his work is an ode to nature and a criticism of the modern world, and he creates immersive musical and visual universes.
Following the recent success of their critically acclaimed singles ‘Lights On’ and ‘Low Tide’, upfront electro-pop trio XY&O are set to unveil the latest instalment of their upcoming EP ‘Shimmer & Shine’
This year the Cardiff based trio return to stake their claim on tropically infused house music with the announcement of the third single ‘Fahrenheit’ from forthcoming debut EP ‘Shimmer & Shade’. This glittering summer jam aims to help the listener escape from the gloomy winter months, slipping back into a sun-drenched paradise with the perfect blend of ethereally high synth interchanges and feel good beats.