HUDSON MOHAWKE SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “INDIAN STEPS FT. ANTONY”
In crafting the hauntingly gorgeous track “Indian Steps” off his sophomore album Lantern, Hudson Mohawke found in Antony a perfect and fragile collaboration. The song has now received an equally moving film courtesy of director Daniel Sannwald, made in partnership with i-D Magazine, who cites inspiration from Rodin’s The Kiss. “For the video I recreate that sculpture with two elderly bodies,” explains Daniel. “It was very touching and moving to see two ageing bodies in such an intimate way. I wanted to use them as a symbol of time but also to capture the beauty of such vulnerability.” “I strongly believe that every deep love has its own place and space and therefore lives on forever.”
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE’S “DELILAH” (GALANTIS REMIX) OUT NOW
A new remix of Florence + the Machine’s “Delilah” from Swedish duo Galantis is out now. Listen via Spotify here and get it on iTunes here. “Delilah” comes from Florence’s How Big How Blue How Beautiful, released earlier this year and continuing to receive widespread critical acclaim.
Florence recently finished a string of her first U.S. headline dates, including two sold-out nights at the Hollywood Bowl, following her worldwide summer tour, headlining festivals such as Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Osheaga, Splendour in the Grass and many more. Further dates in the U.S. will be announced soon.
THE AVETT BROTHERS ANNOUNCE SPRING 2016 TOUR
THE AVETT BROTHERS announce dates for their 2016 Spring Tour.
Following a performance at Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC on April 7, the Grammy Award-nominated North Carolina alternative folk collective begins the tour by headlining the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City April 8. The jaunt crisscrosses the U.S. carrying through to a conclusion at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN June 11. The full itinerary is below.
A special fan pre-sale begins tomorrow, December 2nd at noon local time, while general on-sale starts Friday December 4th (check local on sale times). Support comes from Brett Dennen, Brandi Carlile, and Milk Carton Kids on select dates.
SMOKE SEASON NEW VIDEO
Indie band, Smoke Season, released their breathtaking video for “Loose,” which serves as the first chapter to their short film, Ouroboros, and is the first single off their upcoming EP of the same title. Packed with stunning cinematography, an all-star cast and a heartbreaking tale of the reality of teenage LGBT love, “Loose,” marks Smoke Season’s most ambitious and rewarding project yet. The Ouroboros EP will be available in 2016 and “Loose” is now streaming on VEVO.
FOY VANCE SIGNS TO ED SHEERAN’S GINGERBREAD MAN RECORDS + “SHE BURNS”
Gingerbread Man Records, the new label from multi-platinum Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran, has announced the signing of Foy Vance, which comes after debut signing Jamie Lawson’s self-titled album went straight to #1 on the UK album charts, upon its release last month.
Vance and Sheeran – who are long-term friends – have frequently toured together and collaborated on their most recent albums; Sheeran sings on Vance’s single Guiding Light from his 2013 album “Joy Of Nothing,” while Vance co-wrote Tenerife Sea and Afire Love from Sheeran’s 2014 multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated sophomore album “x”, and wrote Make It Rain, the Sheeran-performed series closer to FX’s hit drama Sons of Anarchy.
Ed Sheeran said of the signing: “I am very happy to reveal Foy Vance as my second signing to Gingerbread Man Records. Foy’s always been an artist I’ve admired since meeting him in 2006. We’ve become touring buddies over the past few years and he’s actually out in Australia with me at the moment on the final leg of my ‘x’ tour. His vocals are going to blow you away and I can’t wait for you all to hear the record.”
THE QUEEN TO TURN 90
Organisers of The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration have confirmed that publisher St James’s House has been appointed to produce the event’s official commemorative album – the only publication sanctioned and endorsed by the organisers.
Taking place from 12 to 15 May 2016 in Home Park, Windsor Castle, Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday Party will celebrate The Queen’s life, her dedication to the Commonwealth and international affairs, her involvement with the Navy, Army and Air Force, and her love of horses.
On each evening, 900 horses and more than 1,500 people from around the world will participate in a joyful event for The Queen. The 90-minute show will take the audience from her birth, through the Second World War, her marriage, her coronation and a reign of more than 60 years, and will incorporate actors, bands and dancers to tell the story.
THE AMITY AFFLICTION PREMIERE “SHINE ON” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Roadrunner recording group The Amity Affliction have premiered the official video for their brand new single titled “Shine On,” which is currently streaming on the band’s official YouTube channel. “Shine On” made its world debut last month on Australia’s Triple J Radio with frontman Joel Birch detailing the writing process for the track and The Amity Affliction’s plans for more new music.
IT LIES WITHIN NEW VIDEO
It Lies Within has released a new music video for “Ecdysis”, a song from their upcoming sophomore album Paramount. The video premiered today with Revolver Magazine, along with the announcement of album pre-orders. Paramount will be out on 1/8/16 via Luxor Records and will feature guest vocalist appearances from Telle Smith (The Word Alive), Ryan Kirby (Fit For A King) and Jonny Mcbee (The Browning). McBee also co-produced the album with As They Sleep guitarist Nick Morris.
KNOX HILL TRIBUTE TO PARIS
“It’s a musical tribute to the awful tragedy we all witnessed in Paris, and it’s a song meant to inspire hope, courage, and passion. I’m not looking for any benefits from this track, but would love it if you guys could find a way to share it and spread the message it represents.”
If songs are like children, it’s important to fend off favouritism… but perhaps there issomething a little special about Frøkedal’s latest, ‘Kid’. The single is paired with news of Frøkedal’s forthcoming debut album ‘Hold On Dreamer’ – a ten-track offering, slated for release on February 26, 2016 via Propeller Recordings.
SKRILLEX RELEASES HIS MOST AMBITIOUS VIDEO TO DATE
Skrillex has released the stunning new video for his remix of GTA’s “Red Lips” featuring vocalist Sam Bruno, out today exclusively on Apple Connect. The video was co-written, co-produced and co-edited by Skrillex alongside acclaimed director Grant Singer (The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face” & “The Hills,” Vic Mensa & Kanye West “U Mad”) and a hand-selected crew of award-winning names in the film industry who contributed to some of the most iconic movies of the past decade. “Red Lips” is his largest video production to date, Skrillex and his team put an incredible attention to detail over several months to make this his most monumental and ambitious release.
SOFIA TALVIK CHRISTMAS SINGLE
In her 2015 yearly Christmas single, Swedish americana songstress Sofia Talvik takes on Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell and all the other men singing about the working man. “It’s time to sing about the working woman” Talvik says. The song is about a hard working single mother the day before Christmas, and her thoughts and longings about a better life for herself and her kids, trying to make the best of what she has.
Swedish folk meets Nashville in this new single which features a haunting violin played by Hanna Ekström and bright guitars by Sofia Talvik. Talvik who releases a Christmas single every year has made it her trademark to sing about the less cheery part of the holiday season. “This is my tribute to all hard working women out there” Talvik says.
FOSTER THE PEOPLE LAUNCH ANTI-BULLYING PROJECT WITH KIND CAMPAIGN
Foster The People have partnered with Kind Campaign to raise awareness about bullying worldwide and, more specifically, about the bullying of teenage girls in Japan which is also leading to an increase in Japanese youth suicides. Nanae Munemasa has been bullied since elementary like many other young girls in Japan, started skipping school and even contemplated taking her own life. However, she has returned to school, started a blog to tell her story and help other girls going through the same thing, and started singing in a pop band with her brother called Nanakato. The goal of this campaign is to help put an end to bullying in Japan and worldwide. The funds raised will be used to fly Nanae to Los Angeles to record a single produced by Mark Foster of Foster The People, as well as sending Kind Campaign to Japan to raise awareness and put and help put an end to bullying.
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PANIC! AT THE DISCO SHARES NEW SONG “LA DEVOTEE”
In case you missed it, Panic! At The Disco shared new song “LA Devotee” with fans on Thanksgiving Day. Listen to the song HERE.
LUKE BRYAN, DEMI LOVATO AND WIZ KHALIFA FEATURING CHARLIE PUTH TO PERFORM LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE
Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato and Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth join headliner Carrie Underwood live in Times Square as part of ABC’s telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016.” Luke Bryan will perform a medley of his hit songs, Demi Lovato will perform songs off her new album Confident and Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth will perform their smash hit “See You Again.” Each performance will take place in the hours leading up to the 2016 countdown, performing for over 1 million fans live in Times Square, and millions more on TV. They join previously announced performers One Direction, who will headline the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles. With over 38 performances and 5 ½ hours of music, America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
“SO IN LOVE”
Fittingly described by Interview Magazine as “an electronic dream backed by glittering melodies and heavy bass…”, Strange Talk debuted their EP, E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N with a message to deliver – that the band had grown exponentially. The Melbourne based duo have premiered the final installment of their five part video series to accompany the EP, with the visuals for “So In Love” making its debut exclusively on Vevo.
KRANIUM COVERS “SORRY”
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BRANDI CARLILE “THE THINGS I REGRET” LIVE AT RED ROCKS
This December Brandi will embark upon select theater shows, including New York’s Beacon Theatre for WFUV’s night of Holiday Cheer, two nights at Chicago’s Thalia Hall and more.
THE SHRINE UNVEIL VIDEO FOR “COMING DOWN QUICK” PREMIERED VIA NOISEY
Venice Beach, CA’s purveyors of psychedelic violence, The Shrine, have released the video for “Coming Down Quick” from their upcoming Century Media Records debut, Rare Breed. The record will see a release on January 15, 2016 (with extended content) in North America.
Following the exciting recent announcement of Night Beats’ new album Who Sold My Generation, out January 19th on Heavenly Recordings, the band have shared new track ‘No Cops’ via Consequence of Sound. This comes on the heels of their appearance at M for Montreal. They have also announced a Los Angeles show at The Echo on January 19th as well as their inclusion on the official 2016 SXSW lineup. ‘No Cops’ proves a ramshackle declaration rife with stomping rhythms and blues-stained vocals, defining the vintage-yet-commanding aesthetic the band have taken by the reigns.
ROCKERS THE NEW LOW COVER ADELE’S “HELLO”
Salt Lake City rockers The New Low release a haunting cover of Adele’s record breaking hit “Hello”. Listen to the cover HERE. The Razor & Tie band is currently in studio working on their debut album Continuance out in 2016.
The New Low, previously known as Hearts & Hands, formed in 2015, starting anew. The New Low is Garrett Garfield (vocals), Fletcher Howell (bass, vocals), Hiram Hernandez (guitar), Christopher Kim (guitar), and Corey Beaver (drums).
MACHINEHEART RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR EP STAND-OUT TRACK “BEST THING”
Machineheart has unveiled a new video for “Best Thing,” a “loud and infectious” track from their debut EP In Your Dreams, as dubbed by Nylon.
IDEOMOTOR NEW VIDEO
Last week modern New Wave duo Ideomotor premiered their music video for “Amplified” on Earmilk who noted the track elicits a “brooding yet tragic 80’s synth rock sound. The vocals especially hit the Depeche Mode mark, even bringing up comparisons to more modern bands like Editors or Interpol.”
THE FORECASTLE FESTIVAL 2016
The Forecastle Festival, celebrating the best in music, art and environmental activism, returns to Louisville’s Waterfront Park July 15 – 17, 2016. The festival, now in its 14th year, will host a special holiday presale beginning Friday, December 4 at noon EST through ForecastleFest.com.
A limited number of general admission weekend passes will be available for $129.50 plus applicable fees. The presale will also offer VIP weekend passes for $399.50 plus fees, as well as Bourbon Lodge memberships for $25 plus fees. Payment plans will also be available.
THE STRUTS TO SUPPORT ICONIC ROCK BAND MÖTLEY CRÜE
Breakout U.K. band The Struts will open for legendary rockers Mötley Crüe at their last four performances ever. The completely sold-out shows will take the band to the MGM Arena in Las Vegas December 27, followed by three nights at the Staples Center in Los Angeles including the special Crüe Year’s Eve event on December 31.
STEPHEN CURRY AND SHAQUILLE O’NEAL LIP SYNCH TO ED SHEERAN’S “SING”
The results are in! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), today unveiled the first crowd-sourced video generated for Guitar Hero Live through a user-driven contest that asked fans to submit clips of themselves lip-synching along to Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Sing” via the musical.ly mobile app. Based on musical.ly analytics, the contest generated more than 100,000 videos that have already collectively been watched more than 100 million times in ten days.
The Guitar Hero Live Stephen Curry/Shaquille O’Neal Lip Synch video is available here:
“GOOD TO BE LOVED”
Sebastian Ingrosso’s widely respected label Refune Music is pleased to announced the international release of M-22’s “Good To Be Loved.” Consisting of two of Europe’s most coveted hit-makers, Matt James and Frank Sanders, M-22 have collectively written and produced hits for everyone from Jason Derulo and Omi to Pitbull and Flo Rida.
COUNTRY MUSIC AND VARIETY PROGRAM “THE JOEY CANYON SHOW”
January 2016 will kick off in fine style for Traditional Country-based singer/songwriter, recording artist and performer Joey Canyon, who will unveil his very own weekly television series on RFD-TV. Beginning January 8, “The Joey Canyon Show” will air Friday evenings at 10 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. CST.
“About three years ago, I was watching TV one night, but there didn’t seem as if there was anything worth while watching given two or three hundred channels on cable,” Canyon said. “I was thinking ‘Can’t someone put out any quality entertainment for a change?’ It was the Good Lord that put it in my head that he’d given me all these special gifts and talents as HE said: ‘You’re going to do it.’ ”
Primitive World AKA Sam WIllis joins R&S following a string of highly regarded releases on Black Acre, Ecstatic Sound and Obsession Recordings.
The legendary Belgian label is the perfect home for his dancefloor deconstructions, with the project’s experimental, off kilter take on house & techno a natural fit for R&S Records’ boundary-shifting heritage. A former member of revered Kompakt duo WALLS, Primitive World draws from Willis’s time as part of influential London duo Allez Allez, whose DJ sets and podcast frequently drew from dance music’s punk and industrial fringes.
FUCKING INVINCIBLE NEW SINGLE
Decibel Magazine is responsible for the unloading of “Get It Wrong,” the smoldering closing track on FUCKING INVINCIBLE’s unrelenting I Hate Myself And Want You To Die EP, as presales for the record have also been let off the chain.