JENNY LEE “NEVER”
On December 11th, jennylee – Jenny Lee Lindberg, also of Warpaint – will release her debut solo album, right on! via Rough Trade Records.
On her musical evolution, Lindberg explains, “my love has always been movement – dance – and it dawned on me one day, how cool would it be if I could make music to move to?!? So I started playing bass at age 19; that seemed like the most obvious choice.” Evidenced in her locked-in bass grooves with Warpaint, this focus on movement is even more obvious throughout her rhythm-forward solo effort.
ALISSIA “TAKE OFF”
Underpinned by Alissia’s elastic bass playing, ‘Take Off’ is a virtual masterclass in what the low end is capable of. Complete with call-and-response vocals straight out of Prince’s playbook, and hyper-catchy space-age synths, it’s an irresistible call to party. With songs that sound like they could have originated from a loose-limbed James Brown jam session, Paisley Park or an as-yet unexplored future, Alissia is truly reinventing funk for the 21st century.
PICS: JUSTIN BIEBER PERFORMS ON THE CITI CONCERT SERIES ON TODAY
A live performance by Justin Bieber on the Citi Concert Series on TODAY, featuring songs from his new album Purpose.
Spoken has released a music video for their track “Falling Apart” off their upcoming record “Breathe Again” (out December 11th on Artery Recordings). “Falling Apart” is the 2nd single to be released from the album following the critically acclaimed title track “Breathe Again” (featuring Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire) which was released earlier this year. The album is available for pre-order now on iTunes.
BERNE “IN THE WOODS”
Berne says, “‘Conversation’ is about relatable situations that are seldom expressed in contemporary music. You will hear about a journey through one’s darkest moments that are vital for progress in ‘In the Woods’; an inner voice expressing distress from its surroundings in a fast-paced ‘Lights’ adorned with eerie primal sounds; an anxious and restless account of seeking closure after death in ‘In the Scene’; and a light, satirical message for completing what has been started in ‘Espresso-Oh’.
One person’s trash is another person’s inspiration for starting a dystopian-themed punk band. Well, at least that’s how it worked out for Tommy Siegel. The Jukebox the Ghost and Drunken Sufis guitarist was leaving his Brooklyn apartment one day when he spotted a copy of Jeremy Schmall’s The Cult Of Comfort in the recycling outside his building. He flipped through the book, and soon became engrossed by the writing. It quickly turned into an obsession, as he repeatedly read the cynical and surrealistic collection of poems from cover to cover again and again.
LTN JOINS REMIXERS ON THE SPACIES “INFINITY” EP
LTN has joined a team of remixers including Adara, My City Glory and Far Lands on the new “Infinity EP” by The Spacies. The original track was recorded atop a 9,000 foot mountain in the Purcell Mountain range of British Columbia, adding new heights to the already soaring vocals and airy guitar melody. LTN’s remix amps up the tempo and adds progressive house beats and trance undertones to the radio-friendly song worthy of the repeat setting on your music player.
INSOMNIAC BRINGS ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL, NEW YORK BACK TO THE BIG APPLE IN 2016
Today, Insomniac and partner Pacha announced that the 5th annual Electric Daisy Carnival, New York (EDC NY) will return to the heart of the city on May 14-15, 2016. The trademark Insomniac festival will move from the tri-state area back to Citi Field for a two-day event that will be bigger and better than ever.
Fans are getting a first look at the festival’s increased footprint with the release of an initial festival map, complete with a brand new stage layout, full-scale carnival rides, interactive art installations and the East Coast premiere of Carnival Square.
A fan favorite destination, Carnival Square will provide attendees with the ideal place to connect with friends, meet new people and enjoy festival amenities. The space will host fresh food fares, special artist meet-and-greet stations, a photo booth, exclusive festival and artist merchandise, cell phone recharging stations, EDC’s iconic Ferris wheel, art installations and so much more.
LAFAWNDAH TITLE TRACK
Lafawndah exists at a unique crossroads between vocalist and producer, conceptualist and performer – a disciple of hyperlinked global sonics and steadfastly urban attitude. Like her acclaimed 2014 debut EP, the recording of Tan began on an island with the same minimal studio set-up. This time, with collaborators Nick Weiss and Tamer Fahri, it was Fire Island off the South Shore of New York rather than the Caribbean island of Guadalupe.
Topping off a successful year to a new project and a collection of great music, producer Yellow Shoots is set to release a EP of his top favorites, including the unreleased single, “More Alive.” Featuring Los Angeles-based MC Mayo, who compliments the upbeat melody with some rugged vocals, giving it the perfect blend of hip-hop and dance. “More Alive” and the whole EP are out now, available on Soundcloud for free download. Click here for instant download.
CHEVY WOODS NEW SINGLE
Taylor Gang Ent. rapper Chevy Woods teamed up with producers Ricky P. and Ghetto Guitar for “Fucc Up the Face,” a loose single debuted by VIBE that’s sure to heat up the clubs as the outdoor events of summer have concluded and party goers are heading indoors. “I’m putting this one out specifically for club DJ’s,” Chevy Woods said. “I really wanted to put something out there for everyone to turn up in the club.” Guitar picks, rumbling bass, and rattling percussion set the tone for Chevy to kick cocky, rambunctious bars. The song follows Chevy Woods’ The 48 Hunnid Project, which released in August, boasting collabs with DeJ Loaf, Post Malone, OG Maco, Rico Love, and Wiz Khalifa. The 48 Hunnid Project was a monumental release for Woods – it was the first retail release for the Pittsburgh rapper who’s carved his niche as a mixtape king.
SECRET SOLSTICE FESTIVAL 2016
The third annual Secret Solstice Festival will take place in Iceland on June 17-19, 2016. Set during the summer solstice weekend, the sun never sets over the entire festival weekend, bathing the city of Reykjavík and revelers in perpetual daylight for 72 hours straight for the “most unique festival on Earth.”
Come experience a stellar musical lineup against the backdrop of Iceland’s stunning natural beauty and explore the rugged Nordic landscape with “midnight sun“ cruises, geothermal pool parties, and the world’s only party inside a glacier. This is a festival destination like no other for all music lovers and adventure seekers.
The initial lineup announcement includes Iceland’s own Of Monsters and Men returning to perform in the midnight sun. They are joined by Kerri Chandler, Deetron, Amabadama, Högni Egilsson, and Lady Leshurr, with over a hundred more artists to be announced.
R. CITY PREMIERES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “MAKE UP”
The video premiere of “Make Up” marks the launch of R. City’s second single off their recently released debut full length album WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF, out now on Kemosabe Records/RCA Records. The track features the sultry vocals of singer-songwriter Chloe Angelides and goes to radio this week.
NINE POUND SHADOW PREMIERE “MELODY” VIDEO VIA FADER
Today, FADER has shared the brand new video for Berkeley, CA-based band Nine Pound Shadow’s “Melody.” “This song is like wandering through a memory,” the band explains. “Sometimes people and feelings that are gone can almost come back, at least for a little while.”
HOUND NEW SONG
Philadelphia underground rock band HOUND will release its new album Out of Space on November 27 via SRA Records. The power trio — guitarist / vocalist Perry Shall, drummer Chris Wilson (also of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists) and bassist Patrick Hickey — whose sound has been described as “just the right combination of attack and restraint” recorded the album at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA (Title Fight, Braid). Today, The Obelisk premieres the new song “Over the Edge”, calling the band’s sound, “steeped in raw, heavy rock and roll.” Crank HOUND’s “Over the Edge” now at this location.
“SHE’S A CULT”
Formed in Berlin in one night, longstanding friends Rhys Edwards and Rhys Williams conceptualised ‘Ulrika Spacek’ and came up with ‘The Album Paranoia’ as their debut album title. Moving back to their shared house ‘KEN’ last summer, an ex art gallery in Homerton, they began work on the project which was to become 10 track experimental alt-rock record The Album Paranoia. Today Ulrika Spacek share their first gripping single, ‘She’s a Cult’, on Stereogum.
KELLY CLARKSON RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “PIECE BY PIECE”
“I like to think of Piece by Piece as the happy ending to Because of You. It’s not the happiest story in the beginning, but it’s a real one that I decided to write after a conversation with my sister. So many of us had to grow up without parents to model a healthy relationship for us, so we often get into dysfunctional relationships because it is what is familiar. We end up settling instead of being with someone who is worthy of our hearts and our time. We all deserve to feel worthy of love. We all deserve to be truly loved. This song is basically my past, present, and future. It’s my love letter celebrating and thanking my husband for being a man that knows how to love me and our children without expecting anything in return. Also, this is a promise to my kids that I will never cease to love them, and be present in their lives always.”
ABOUT A MILE “TAKING BACK”
New Artist of the Year Dove Award nominee, About A Mile, consisting of brothers Adam, Luke and Levi Klutinoty, released their self-titled album amidst widespread acclaim, summer 2014. The recording quickly launched onto the retail charts to become 2014’s biggest selling Christian album debut from a new artist. The band returns today with the rock anthem, “Taking Back,” the first new music since signing with producer Ian Eskelin’s Radiate Music.
BONNAROO ANNOUNCES 2016 PRE-SALE TICKETS OFFER
The Farm is calling! Bonnaroo fans can come celebrate 15 years of magic this June by ordering their 2016 Pre-Sale tickets. Limited Pre-sale will start November 27, Black Friday, at noon ET. Tickets are available at:
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING DJ TIËSTO TO HEADLINE 2016 BIRDS NEST ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Electronic music icon, Tiësto, will headline the 2016 Coors Light Birds Nest on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster (www.Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000) and at all Ticketmaster outlet locations.
Tiësto, Tijs Michiel Verwest, is a Dutch-born Grammy Award-winning electronic DJ and producer that has been instrumental in solidifying electronic music’s place in popular culture. Throughout his expansive career, the DJ has experimented with styles ranging from trance to house. He began his ascent toward worldwide fame with the release of his highly acclaimed first solo album, “In My Memory.” The success he experienced from this album, and through his rigorous touring schedule, led to Tiësto being the first DJ to hold a solo concert in a stadium and to being the first DJ to play live on stage at the Olympic Games.
SEAN “PUFF DADDY” COMBS RETURNS TO THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS STAGE
dick clark productions and ABC announced today that seven-time American Music Awards nominee Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs will present the award for “Collaboration of the Year Award Un-leashed by T-Mobile” at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. He joins previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Justin Bieber, Leon Bridges, Coldplay, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Gwen Stefani, The Weeknd, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, duets from Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and the legendary Star Wars score to be performed by pop super group Pentatonix and a full symphony orchestra. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
SAM MEANS NEW SINGLE
Since the demise of the criminally under appreciated guitar pop maestros the Format, we’ve heard plenty from Nate Ruess. Billboard Hot 100 hits with fun., Grammy wins, and a solo album have all peppered his public resumé. But what about the seminal Arizona band’s other songwriting half?
Sam Means is readying his debut solo album and Billboard is excited to premiere a new song from the set. Check out “Other Side of You” below:
“BURNED IT DOWN”
After years of writing and performing his songs across the country, LA-based Clinton Washington is gearing up for the release of his debut full-length, Clinton., set to hit this Friday 11/20. In the past few years, he’s learned from his greatest musical idols, found his own soul-pop sound, and even belted his way to the semi-finals of NBC’s The Voice. But he quickly proved that his talent couldn’t be confined to brief TV segments, and went on to create Clinton., a stunning debut that forces listeners to completely rethink modern pop vocals, all while taking them through the phases of a tumultuous relationship. For an incredible first taste of Clinton., listen to stellar second single “Burned It Down”, premiering today via Kick Kick Snare, here.
BIG FREEDIA GETS LOCKED UP IN NEW VIDEO “CRAZY”
Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce, is excited to release her latest project, a parody video for her new single “Crazy.”
“It’s about the stupid things love can drive us to do,” explains the Queen Diva about her newest project. “We had so much fun making it!”
RICHIE KOTZEN RELEASES FIRST-EVER PROFESSIONALLY-FILMED DVD
For fans of guitarist/singer/songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN, their wish for a professionally-filmed look at his intricate guitar and genre-spanning song stylings has finally come true in the form of his new DVD, RICHIE KOTZEN LIVE, which was released October 13 via his Headroom-Inc label.
KOTZEN and his band ended their 2014-2015 tour in Tokyo, Japan at Akasaka Blitz, where they shot the entire concert in high-definition. This is RICHIE KOTZEN and his band—bassist Dylan Wilson and drummer Mike Bennett–at their best. It features some of his classics, “You Can’t Save Me,” “Remember,” as well as new songs “Cannibals,” “War Paint,” and “Walk With Me.” The collection also includes off-the-chart improvisational solo sections between KOTZEN and his virtuoso rhythm section. This live DVD concert is a must-have for KOTZEN fans worldwide, and it’s the perfect introduction to those who have yet to be a part of the RICHIE KOTZEN experience.