GLEN HANSARD “HER MERCY” VIDEO PREMIERES
Didn’t He Ramble continues to receive critical acclaim—NPR Music hails, “The central ingredient remains Hansard’s worn but wonderfully flexible voice, which sounds as kind and expressive as ever, with warmth to match the songs he sings,” while Daily Beast furthers, “Didn’t He Ramble proves Hansard’s songwriting is better than ever. And though it was perhaps a difficult process, the result is arguably some of his best work to date.”
In addition, the new official video for “Her Mercy” can be streamed/shared here:
IDLE BLOOM NEW SINGLE
Idle Bloom is a four-piece band that is emboldened through textures. The Nashville based project is composed of Olivia (vocals & guitars), Callan (vocals & guitar), Katie (bass), and Weston (drums). They recently completed their debut E.P, “Some Paranoia”, recorded by Shibby Poole and mastered by Jade Payne. The songs are haunting yet empowering; enticing with lyrics and vocals that demand to be heard and the instruments achieve soothing qualities that, just as poignantly, become jarring.
JUST BIZARRE “DANCE WITH ME”
Biz has collaborated with Chiddy of Chiddy Bang and shared stages with Cyhi The Prynce and Joell Ortiz. Biz calls the new single “a very different kind of record. Subs played me the beat and I immediately fell in love with it. Sonically, it’s not your typical rap record, it’s very wavy and groovy. It’s about when you in the party and you just see that one girl and she’s just glowing. And you’re just thinking to yourself like, “I don’t want to have to sit this song out and pretend to be on my phone. All I want her to do is dance with me because if she does, everything after that will fall into place’.” Biz currently resides in Hackettstown, NJ.
SLAYER’s “REPENTLESS” VIDEO NAMED 2015’S “BEST METAL VIDEO”
The “Repentless” video, shot at the Los Angeles women’s prison Sybil Brand, features cameos by some of the horror film genre’s most iconic actors including Danny Trejo (“Machete,” “From Dusk Til Dawn”), Tony Moran (“Halloween’s” Michael Myers), Derek Mears (“Predators,” “Friday the 13th”) and Sean Whalen (“Men In Black,” “Halloween II”). The video was produced by Felissa Rose and directed by BJ McDonnell, marking his first time directing a music video. McDonnell directed the 2013 horror film “Hatchet III,” and his rich resume as a motion picture cameraman includes “Jack Reacher,” “Tomorrowland,” and “The Inteview.”
REY PILA PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “FIRE AWAY”
The video featuring Rey Pila fighting an evil alien out to destroy the band and their fans, was directed by Derrick Acosta and Dusty Peterman aka Derek & Dusty, who said, “We loved working with the guys in Rey Pila. We wanted to do a throw back to those early 90’s driving and shooting games from arcades, and pay homage to some of our favorites. We ended up mixing a bit of genre’s together, and we’re happy with the way it all turned out.”
“KEEP IT MOVIN” FREE
“Last year, we were in NYC for a gig and had some time off. We had hit up Tony to say how much we like some tunes he had done. Then we said to him “Lets make a tune like right now, where do you live?” He was like, “Er ok, I live in Brooklyn”. So we got [a] cab down there, got lost, found him and made some beats in his bedroom. Then we were like, “Damn, this beat needs a rapper”, so he called up Rell and said, “Come over.” She was like, “But I have work…” We were like, “F–k that come over.” So she did. We jammed the whole thing in one afternoon, with very limited equipment; we used a mattress as a vocal booth. It was ghetto, but we definitely caught a vibe!”
Stream & download “Keep It Movin'” for free:
The video was filmed in Berlin with the cooperation of refugee supporters. It speaks on the current refugee crisis happening all over Europe and the risks and struggle refugees face while escaping from war in their home countries and coming to an entirely new place, fighting to survive.
Formed by Ben Schwab and Jacob Loeb, Golden Daze is a collaborative songwriting duo. Inspired by 60’s melodic rock and contemporaries like Cass Mccombs and Brian Jonestown Massacre, Golden Daze drenches their straightforward earthly pop tunes in ethereal drones and tape flutter. The duo, originally from the Midwest (Schwab from Ohio and Loeb from Chicago), are based in Los Angeles and will be releasing their self titled debut LP on Autumn Tone Records on February 19th, 2016.
LAMB OF GOD ON DECIBEL MAGAZINE COVER
LAMB OF GOD is currently featured on the cover of Decibel Magazine’s “Year In Metal” January 2016 issue (#135). The story behind VII: Sturm Und Drang and its release itself has grasped the attention of the metal community harder than any other subject in 2015. Read an all-encompassing interview in this issue, available for ordering here:
Easycore reviving band 4th ‘N Goal has released a new music video for their song “Pickles”. The video premiered with AbsolutePunk.net and follows one young brined cucumber’s comedic journey to find self-acceptance in a world that finds him to be the lesser condiment. The saga was filmed and edited by one of the band’s vocalists, Sam Ionsio.
ZEDS DEAD WATCH “WHO BE LOVIN’ ME”
“Red Rocks is one of the most unique and special places in the world. The shows we have there are a spiritual experience and it’s an honor to have a yearly night of our own. See you at Dead Rocks 2016!” – ZEDS DEAD
THE WINTERLINGS’ “WHEN WE WERE YOUNG”
Their debut The Animal Groom had both Paste and Blackbook name them one of the Top 20 artists to see at CMJ Festival 2010. Following U.S. tour dates in support of the album, the band found themselves overjoyed to return home to Seattle to begin work on new music and draw upon the rich natural imagery around them. Birdsall says “a lot of the songs are about being connected to a place, to a piece of land.” She goes on to say “we call our song ideas ‘seeds’ and while lots of ‘seeds’ came to us on the road, it makes sense that they sprouted better once the ground stopped moving beneath us. They needed deep soil and the Northwest rain to grow up into songs.”
SECRET BOYFRIEND NEW SINGLE
A new long-form offering of poignant, isolationist machine music from Secret Boyfriend.
Eschewing the cryptic and compact song-sketches that characterised his 2013 Blackest Ever Black LP, This Is Always Where You’ve Lived, Ryan Martin instead guides us through vast interior topographies and nerve-damaged ambiences that comfort and deceive like memory itself.
TAELOR GRAY NEW VIDEO
“Scapegoats” is the latest music video from Taelor Gray’s The Mocker and the Monarch album. “Scapegoats” features production by Wit & 42North. The video is directed by Matelli Graves Media.
This is the song that puts everything on the table. The frustration, the hypocrisy, the failure, the pessimism, the boldness, and the awe. What we typically want is someone to take the blame so we don’t have to share in all the consequences. The reality is we all have a part to play in shaping a perception that doesn’t share the full story. We find relief in recognizing where we fall short, and we find liberty in confessing what we’re wrestling with in the meantime.
Video: Taelor Gray “Scapegoats” [prod. Wit & 42North]
PAUL WELLER RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “THESE CITY STREETS”
Paul Weller has released a brand new video for the track, “These City Streets” from his critically lauded album Saturns Pattern. Weller keyboardist Andy Crofts explains the origin of his elegant visual accompaniment “These City Streets”:
“The video for These City Streets pays homage to the many thousands of lovers who have once walked and embraced on the same streets through time. I originally showed Paul a black and white film I had made, which he loved enough to ask me to make something similar featuring model Tara Griffin and myself and liked the idea of it being like a mini film. It’s filmed in my usual handheld style and I think it’s a beautiful video complementing the song, and where else to film it but Paris (the city of love).”
Today, leading online arts and lifestyle brand Paste, announced its platform’s reinvention, with the launch of the Paste Cloud, an innovative service created to stream thousands of exclusive songs, stand-up routines, interviews and concert videos from up-and-coming musicians, filmmakers, video bloggers, comedians, chefs and more.
Since its launch in 2002, Paste has emerged from an online store for independent musicians, to a significant source of reliable music news, and has now become the go-to site for up-to-date, pop-culture news. Now, with the introduction of the Paste Cloud, millions of users will have access to hundreds of thousands of exclusive videos, audio recordings and interviews from the 1960s to today, which is fully accessible to the public for free. Within the archives, fans will be able to listen to never-before-heard music, live performances from years past, interviews with artists and original versions of classic songs. For aspiring artists, the platform allows them the opportunity to stream and showcase their latest work to followers across the globe, and also compensates them for each view they receive from the public. In addition to the launch of the Paste Cloud, Paste will be hosting a $10,000 contest for the best music video uploaded to the platform.
99 SOULS ‘THE GIRL IS MINE’
The solo producer, ghostwriter and one half of duo Cause & Affect is almost single-handedly responsible for the huge house & bass / UK jackin’ house movement in the midlands and is the genius producer behind Hannah Wants. He has turned his midas touch to ‘The Girl Is Mine’ to add those signature heavy bass tones, low resonant warps and basses to create a garage-influenced speed and sound.
DANNY DARKO “DON’T LOOK BACK”
Danny Darko presents his new single and music video “Don’t Look Back” with vocals from Q’Aila. The song already charted in Beatport indie-dance chart at. n.22 and was recently licensed for a compilation on the prestigious label ARmada.
Italian producer Phonat has released the video for his latest single “Fire” featuring Jolie and the Key, out now on OWSLA. The video premiered via FADER and features a group of talented dancers performing various forms of dance alongside artful dynamic perspective change, filmed in multiple locations in London. Phonat recently released a remix EP for “Fire” and dropped a mix for OWSLA’s Nestivus holiday charity campaign yesterday.
FEWS “THE ZOO”
New boys on the block and newly signed to Play It Again Sam, FEWS unleash a new video for their forthcoming single ‘The Zoo’. Directed and animated by Alden Volney who offers a suitably psychedelic visual accompaniment via the backdrop of post-industrial Malm.
MIIKE SNOW RELEASE LEAD SINGLE “GENGHIS KHAN” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
Miike Snow’s new album iii, which marks the Swedish/American trio’s first studio album since 2012’s Happy to You release, arrives everywhere March 4, 2016 via Downtown/Atlantic Records. iii is preceded by the album’s lead single, “Genghis Khan,” a powerful pop anthem with a soulful edge, which is streaming now via the Miike Snow YouTube channel:
“ALL NIGHT, ALL NIGHT”
It’s said that the road changes people, and that’s certainly true for Battleme’s Matt Drenik. After touring relentless behind his band’s 2014 record, Future Runs Magnetic, he stowed himself away in his Portland, Oregon basement, a secluded contrast from the weeks spent in front of hungry crowds. Having played massive, guitar-driven rock songs almost every night for months, he began moving in a different direction. He found himself spending more time recording piano ballads demos on his phone instead of his usual distorted show-stoppers.
STILL PARADE NEW SINGLE
Still Parade is the project and artistic expression of songwriter, producer Niklas Kramer. Today, Still Parade premieres a new track ” 07:41″ via Stereogum. The track will be released as part of the Art Is Hard Records Singles Club.
GIRLS PROMO FEAT GENEVIEVE ‘COLORS’
Tour de force vocalist, Genevieve blends bold alternative aesthetics and indie pop sounds into a style all of her own. The former front-woman of hit alternative act Company of Thieves, Genevieve embarked as a solo artist with her debut EP, Show Your Colors via Wind-up Records. A triumphant collection of songs rich in textures and multi-layered harmonies, the EP received critical acclaim when it dropped March 10 of 2015.
STEVE JAMES TEAMS UP WITH CLAIRITY FOR NEW SONG “RENAISSANCE”
“Clairity is an exceptionally mature vocalist, displaying talent and sounds akin to that of Imogen Heap or Bjork” – EDMTunes
DOCTRIN PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “GIVE ME LOVE”
Melbourne & Los Angeles-based DOCTRIN,the brainchild of Australian-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Dolly Denko announces the January 15th release of the debut EP The Deep. Co-produced by Dolly and Maxwell Moon (Joanna Newsom, Young The Giant) at Seahorse Sound in downtown L.A. the EP features five songs of infectious dark alternative pop that brings to mind shades of Shirley Manson, Placebo and Metric.
NPR MUSIC PREMIERES SMOKE FAIRIES VIDEO “CHRISTMAS WITHOUT A KISS”
NPR Music premieres Smoke Fairies new video “Christmas Without A Kiss” from their holiday-themed collection Wild Winter. The album is out now on Full Time Hobby. NPR Music says the song “beautifully captures unfulfilled holiday wishes with moody vocals and distorted guitar. The song sounds like a Christmas carol stretched and warped like a half-melted string of lights.”
OTHER PEOPLE PREMIERES NEW TRACK BY I.F.O. FEAT AFRIKA BAMBAATAA
In anticipation of their upcoming four-night residency at Trans-Pecos in Ridgewood, Queens, Other People is premiering I.F.O. featuring Afrika Bambaataa’s “Nibiru,” which can be streamed/shared at:
RECORDING FOR SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL NOW STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY AT WSJ.COM
“Watching School of Rock make the transition from the silver screen to the Broadway stage has been fantastic,” said Warner Bros. Records Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang. “With great new music by the brilliant Andrew Lloyd Webber, and an incredibly gifted cast, the result is a fantastic show and a terrific cast album produced by Rob Cavallo. This is a particularly exciting moment for everyone at WMG and our parent company, Access Industries, who have been backers of the show since its inception. Congratulations to everyone involved for helping create a great moment in musical theatre history.”
Dutch Ambassador to the LA-based collective Soulection, Jarreau Vandal, unveils the first single from his forthcoming EP Suburb Superhero “Nobody Else.” Hot off headlining Soulection’s sold out European Sound of Tomorrow tour, Vandal continues to gain momentum highlighting his relentless work ethic.