TAYLOR HICKS RELEASES NEW ‘SILENT NIGHT’ SINGLE IN CELEBRATION OF HOLIDAY SEASON
Taylor Hicks, the Alabama-bred entertainer who first won over the hearts of America by winning the fifth season of “American Idol,” is making a lots of heads (and ears) turn with his inspiring version of a Christmas classic – just in time for the holiday season.
The million-selling recording artist has just released his stirring take on the standard “Silent Night,” which he says is very meaningful to him.
BIG FREEDIA: QUEEN OF BOUNCE COMING BACK IN 2016 FOR SEASON 5
Following a season four premiere that was the best season premiere in network history among Adults 18-34, Persons 12-34 and Persons 2+, Fuse today announced that BIG FREEDIA: QUEEN OF BOUNCE has been picked up for a fifth season to premiere in 2016. Season four was the best rated season for BIG FREEDIA among Adults 18-34 and finished +13 percent higher than season three and +7 percent higher than season two.
BIG FREEDIA continues to be the network’s top original program among its core Adults 18-34 audience. Meanwhile, new series TRANSCENDENT and FLUFFY BREAKS EVEN proved strong additions to the line-up, as Fuse expanded its programming beyond music.
AUDIEN IS THE ARTIST TO WATCH IN 2016!
Listen To “Something Better” feat Lady Antebellum Here:
“TURNED TO INK”
New York based Metalcore band Surfacing has released their new single “Turned To Ink” from their upcoming album “Chaos Through Clarity” which comes out on December 18th. The album was produced by Surfacing’s own Joe D and David Andronico, and it was mixed, mastered, and engineered by David Andronico.
DUMBO GETS MAD SHARE “ENTRANCING” VIDEO
Italian born, LA based duo Dumbo Gets Mad started in the summer of 2010 in a basement; soon after the duo started working on first album Elephants At The Door (2011), producing weird and trippy sounds. Two years later there was Quantum Leap, and now, with third album Thank You Neil, Dumbo Gets Mad explores different worlds and influences such as Italian library music, 70s experimental American soul music (Shuggie Otis) and current influences such as Connan Mockasin and Stones Throw.
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.
OWEN RABBIT NEW VIDEO
Following on from the release of his abrasively pop-infused single ‘Denny’s’, Melbournite producer / multi-instrumentalist, Owen Rabbit, has just revealed the accompanying music video that features home movie footage shot on VHS of a 3-year-old Owen growing up in his hometown of Darlington, WA.
TV ONE CELEBRATES EDDIE MURPHY
TV One salutes comedy genius Eddie Murphy with the network premiere of PBS’ Eddie Murphy: The Mark Twain Prize on Friday, December 4 at 8 p.m. ET. Originally broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, the special taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and features star-studded appearances by leading entertainers and comedians including Dave Chapelle, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall, Brittany Howard, George Lopez, Sam Moore, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Nealon, Trevor Noah, Jay Pharoah, Joe Piscopo and Chris Rock. This spectacular night of entertainment pays tribute to Murphy’s legendary career – spanning over three decades and encompassing accomplishments in stand-up, TV, movies and recording performances – in addition to the smiles he continues to give legions of fans today.
WITHERED BONES STREAM DEBUT ALBUM
For The Ones I Love is streaming exclusively today at Blood & Ink Records’ bandcamp. The album is due out December 4th via Blood & Ink Records.
DEN STORA VILAN NEW VIDEO
The Gothenburg based Swedes in Den Stora Vilan is back with their new music video Stölden created by Stina Helleday. The video is filmed in Stockholm and the song is taken from the bands 17 tracks and 71 minutes long dubble album “Utsikt Mot Havet”. The band is a vital part of Gothenburgs rock-scene that during the last year have given us bands as Graveyard and Goat. The video have been premiered by Noisey.
JEREMIH DOCUMENTARY & NEW SONG “PASS DAT”
Today, Complex and Def Jam Recordings are pleased to release part one of “F1RST,” a documentary on R&B hitmaker, Jeremih. Part one takes viewers through the early stages of Jeremih’s career, detailing his origins, introduction to music, and his breakthrough with “Birthday Sex.” Stay tuned for the next episode…
LISTEN TO “PASS DAT”:
KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND DELIVERS ‘A SUNSHINE CHRISTMAS’
No matter your distance from the equator this holiday season, the multi-platinum selling, Miami-born dance group,KC and The Sunshine Band, delivers A Sunshine Christmas. The brand new 12-track album is now available in stores and on iTunes, Amazon and other digital realms. With four of the album’s tracks penned by lead singer, Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, A Sunshine Christmas fuses original never-before-heard songs with holiday favorites from decades past including “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Last Christmas,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “Carol Of The Bells,”and “Go Tell It On The Mountain.”
CARMADA “ON FIRE”
Aussie duo Carmada have announced their On Fire Remixes EP, coming December 11th on OWSLA. The package leads off with a proper throwback house mix from HARD boss Destructo and Main Course label head Bot, plus additional cuts from Mystery Skulls, Y2K and Naderi. The Destructo & Bot remix premiered via Complex, stream below and watch for the rest of the mixes dropping soon.
Watch Carmada’s official video for “On Fire”:
ERIC HUTCHINSON LAUNCHES SOLO ACOUSTIC TOUR
Eric Hutchinson will kick off an intimate, solo acoustic tour tomorrow, December 2, at The Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. The run includes a show at Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT on Friday, December 4, followed by a pair of Southern dates – a December 8 concert at Vinyl at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA and a stop at Nashville’s City Winery on December 9. Eric will close out 2015 with a sold-out hometown show at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall on December 30.
LONTALIUS SHARES NEW TRACK “A KICK IN THE HEAD”
New Partisan signing Lontalius shared a new track “Kick in the Head” with The Line of Best Fit today. The track features Lontalius’ signature intimate vocals and impeccable production. A strummed guitar line repeats itself over his plaintive appeal: “Stand for us / or run from us.” LOBF call Lontalius “an expert at making subtle, emotive music,” and note that the track “is another testament to his raw talent as a musician.”
JACOB BELLENS NEW VIDEO
Ostensibly a breezy synth pop song, Polyester Skin exhibits some of Bellen’s greatest attributes – beautifully crafted double-edged lyrics, masterful delivery and captivating production. The result is a finely crafted release that fits perfectly into the hfn roster of playful, modern pop music. The instrumental version allows space to admire the incredible pop-prowess of the production, courtesy of the one and only Kasper Bjørke. The sparkling, melancholy-yet-uplifting mood is fully realized, providing the ideal counterpart to Bellen’s sublime songwriting.
Danish photographer and video artist Jonas Bang created a wonderful, weird and charming video for ‘Polyester Skin’.
CHRISTIAN LALAMA COVERS ADELE
Lalama began playing the piano at 4 and from that age has performed solo and as a member of various bands. At 10 he won the keyboard position in the Q107.1 radio contest for the Kid Mitchell Band and was featured on YTV & has been recording non-stop ever since. From covers that you can find on YouTube, to a full album of originals that you can find on SoundCloud. he’s been working with producer extraordinaire David Kahne (Paul McCartney, Sublime, The Strokes, Sugar Ray, Stevie Nicks, Tony Bennett, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson and many more.) So keep your eyes out for this kid. Oh yeah, and he’s only 12!
DEEP SEA DIVER CHRISTMAS EP
Today Seattle band Deep Sea Diver shares a brand new Holiday EP, It’s Christmas Time, via BandCamp featuring three traditional Christmas carols and one original song “It’s Christmas Time (and I am still alive).”
DASH RADIO PARTNERS WITH MILES DAVIS ESTATE
DASH Radio, a streaming broadcast radio platform for iOS and Android, is excited to announce new show “Evolution Of The Groove,” in partnership with Miles Davis Estate and hosted by Erin Davis (son of Miles Davis) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles Davis). In the spirit of Miles, the free-form, progressive platform will cover a multitude of genres and topics, designed to keep the cultural conversation moving forward. The show also pays homage to Miles Davis, widely noted as one of the most innovative musicians of all time, who changed the course of music five times. The continuous popularity of Davis remains as expansive as his music.
PAMELA ANDERSON JOINS BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY
Internationally known actress and dedicated animal activist Pamela Anderson has joined the Board of Directors of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS).
Anderson, a long-time supporter and dear friend of Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson has a long history of working with the marine conservation nonprofit. She joined the organization’s prestigious Media and Arts Advisory Board in January 2015. Today, Sea Shepherd is honored to welcome her as a working member of its Board of Directors, who will play an active role in the organization’s mission to defend ocean wildlife and habitats worldwide.
Glasgow’s Holy Esque have unveiled the intense and cinematic video to their track “Hexx”. Emotive and stark, the video is a brutal interpretation of young love, which perfectly complements the songs own vulnerability.
LA SERA “HIGH NOTES”
The title of La Sera’s fourth album says a lot by saying so precious little: Music For Listening to Music To. So, in other words, “music.” After the punky heft and wildness of 2014’s Hour of the Dawn, an LP that thrashed against expectation, Katy Goodman returns with a set of songs that double down on solid simplicity – the power of wry lyrics, glorious guitar, driving backbeat, and the occasional pump organ groove. And as the record cover gives away, Goodman isn’t alone. La Sera is a duo now – that’s guitarist/cowriter/new husband (!) Todd Wisenbaker standing up there. And Ryan Adams joins to produce the fruit of their union, La Sera’s first live-recorded analog album, featuring 10 tunes about good love, bad love, dead men, and confused kids.
JEFFREY FOUCAULT RELEASES “SLOW TALKER” VIDEO
Jeffrey Foucault recently released, Salt As Wolves with the The New York Times heralding it, “Immaculately tailored… Sometimes his songs run right up to the edge of the grandiose and hold still, and that’s when he’s best.” This morning, The Boot debuted the first video from the album with the premiere of “Slow Talker” saying, “The concept for the ‘Slow Talker’ video is simple, and its black-and-white imagery provides a poetic ambiance to the song. Throughout the clip, viewers will see a chair sitting alone in a field, expansive horizons and more. Every part of the music video is there for a reason — but don’t expect a clear-cut storyline.”
“LA LOOSE” VIDEO
Today, Waxahatchee shared a dreamy new video for “La Loose” from her 2015 Merge debut Ivy Tripp. Of the video, director Naomi Yang wrote: “‘La Loose’ is a song of love and longing, though dark at its edges with feelings of ambivalence. I wanted the video to be a visual equivalent to the song lyric, ‘a charming picture of hysteria in love’—a spinning emotional kaleidoscope of desire and rejection, adoration and anger, hope and despair. For this reason I set the video in mirror-twin locations: an abandoned, haunted amusement park and a thriving farm out of a beautiful dream.”
TOM JONES ALBUM STREAM
On December 4, the legendary performer Tom Jones will release a new album Long Lost Suitcase on S-Curve Records. The thirteen-song collection produced by multi-instrumentalist Ethan Johns keys into Jones’ long and eventful life, and draws performances of consummate maturity and pulsating vitality. Fans who preorder the album will immediately receive 5 tracks: “Take My Love (I Want To Give It),” “Elvis Presley Blues,” “Factory Girl,” “I Wish You Would,” and “Why Don’t You Love Me Like You Used To Do?”
WILDLING RELEASE NEW SINGLE “WE GO ALL THE WAY”
Los Angeles indie rock band Wildling have released “We Go All The Way” off of their upcoming self-titled debut EP. The song is the fourth single release in anticipation of the band’s new collection of songs out this Friday December 4th. The band premiered the track with Good Music All Day and fans can also stream the song on Wildling’s official Soundcloud. Wildling recently wrapped a 6-week national tour with Young The Giant and will celebrate the release of their new EP at The Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday December 2nd. Tickets and additional information can be found at http://www.wildlingmusic.com/shows/.
WATCH SHRED KELLY’S FEEL-GOOD ANTHEM “FAMILY OH FAMILY”
The Musebox today announced that Canadian folk rock heroes Shred Kelly have released the quirky video for their enchantingly upbeat new single, “Family Oh Family.” Groundsounds recently premiered “Family Oh Family.” Thanks in large part to their dynamic, high-energy, and engaging live show, Shred Kelly have crafted their own sound, called “stoke folk.” Their most recent full-length, Sing to the Night, was named one of the Top 15 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015 by CBC Music. They recently won Album of the Year and Best Live Act at the 2015 Kootenay Music Awards and they just won the award for Best Music Video for “Sing to the Night” at the 2015 West Coast Music Awards.
THE MISSENDENS NEW SINGLE
The Missendens is that rarest of creatures: a kick ass band of like minded souls who have all earned their stripes the hard way, treading the boards at countless gigs in countless bands, who have come together to bring songs of undeniable importance to all who will listen.
Like a lot of great music, The Missendens began with a lone songwriter strumming away – forgoing sleep, pouring years of passion, life’s lessons, successes and failures into chords, melodies and lyrics with true meaning.
PATRICK WATSON REVEALS NEW VIDEO FOR “GOOD MORNING MR. WOLF”
The video stars Sophie Desmarais and Louis Négin in a surreal allegory of modern love. Directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, Oscar-nominated directors of the film Madame Tutli Putli, “Good Morning Mr. Wolf” marks the end of a year long project to create the entire visual and filmic interpretation of Watson’s latest album Love Songs for Robots from cover design to music videos and everything in between—including band photos and a virtual reality experience (Strangers with Patrick Watson, in collaboration with Felix and Paul Studios).
JERROD NIEMANN TEAMS UP WITH LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE TO SUPPORT MUSIC EDUCATION
Country singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann and Logan’s Roadhouse teamed up on Friday, November 20 to present $5,000 to Fort Smith Kimmons’ Junior High School Band in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The donation comes from Niemann’s Free the Music USA, a non-profit founded by the singer to support music education, as well as Logan’s Roadhouse’s recently launched music grant program. This event kicks off the first of many donations that will be made across the country to support qualifying music education programs K-12. For more details go to Logansroadhouse.com/MusicInSchools.
Niemann and Logan’s Roadhouse CEO Sam Borgese made the presentation via live video feed, answering questions from students and speaking to the importance of supporting music education. Niemann offered encouragement to the young musicians, saying “You’ll find music that speaks to you and inspires you, and what you’ll learn at the very end of the day is that all your heroes merged into one is you, and that’s your voice. Don’t be afraid to find your own voice!”
POP. 1280 STREAM “PYRAMIDS ON MARS” VIA FACT
It is this world that Pop. 1280 inhabits, and unto this world that they offer Paradise, their third full-length album. Paradise is an act of defiance against the engineers of these end times, yes — but it’s also an unforgiving look into the mirror; it’s the paradise we created for ourselves.
KYLE DION NEW SINGLE
From his Florida bedroom to the limitless city of Los Angeles, 21-year-old artist Kyle Dion has been making waves with a sound he’s coined as “jazzy alternative R&B.” The singer’s latest single, “Another Life,” features lush layers of Kyle Dion’s vocals, soothing electric piano progressions, and funky, fat bass lines. The young creator is preparing for the release of his Painting Sounds EP, which is due the first quarter of 2016. “Singing definitely came first, I’ve been doing that my whole life,” Kyle Dion told Galore Mag in an interview. “When I was nine I wrote my first song, it was called ‘I Wanna Know,’ and I told my mom, like, ‘I really want to do this, I want to be an artist.'” It seems that 9-year-old Kyle Dion knew what he was talking about – Kyle Dion has amassed droves of fans all on his own, drawing in people all over the world with his smooth, striking voice.
INVISIBLE FAMILIARS PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “BEASTIAL WESTERN”
Invisible Familiars premiered a video for “Beastial Western” today via BrooklynVegan, directed by Will Schalda, and announced a December residency every Sunday night at the ACE Hotel in New York City, to wrap a tremendous 2015, which saw the release of their debut album, Disturbing Wildlife, on the Other Music Recording Co. The free performances will include guests Katie Von Schleicher, Jean-Miche, Swivs and Corduroy Packard, starting with a DJ set at 8pm, and live music at 10pm.
FREE BIG BOI SHOW IN BOSTON
Excited to share the return of Converse Rubber Tracks Live to Boston as Converse announces legendary hip-hop rapper and producer, Big Boi as headliner on Tuesday, December 15th at The Sinclair. Rising local rapper, Aziz The Shake, who recently recorded at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Boston as a part of the brand’s recent global studio takeover, was also hand-selected by Big Boi to open the show.
Tickets to the free show will be available tomorrow, 12/3 at 12pm EST at the following link: