BASECAMP DROP REMIXES EP
Nashville production trio BASECAMP release their new Remixes EP for their single “Watch My Back” from their latest Greater Than EP today via OWSLA. It features striking remixes of the seductive track by Son Lux, Heavy Mellow, Persian Empire and Sh?M, and the latter first premiered yesterday on Jamz Supernova on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. The Greater Than EP is a collection of deeply artful R&B-tinged dance tracks inspired by the group’s admiration for the more technical aspects of electronic music.
HIGH HIGHS “BOXING”
High Highs have shared a stunning new track ‘Boxing’ today on KEXP. The band describes the creative process behind the track as such: “It was the result of listening to a lot of Burial combined with lots of morning endorphins from boxing classes. Jack and I were vibing in the studio on this slow chordal pulse after playing with a few versions of the song. After a few days of working, it started to sound like a giant walking through a vast landscape.”
“WITHIN” LYRIC VIDEO
Long Beach Vagrant has released a lyric video for their track “Within” from their upcoming album “Death Be Thy Name” which will come out in early 2016. “Within” is available now for purchase on iTunes.
BREATHE CAROLINA NEW SINGLE
US mega-stars Breathe Carolina come to Enhanced for their first Original release alongside one of the label’s hugely talented regulars Shanahan, in a spell-binding vocal release drawing on the incredible vocal talents of Haliene.
With a blur of sold-out tours, platinum-selling records and other such rarified accolades already behind them – Breathe Carolina’s ability as musicians goes un-questioned. Combining with the melodic prowess of Shanahan & up-and-coming vocalist Haliene, ‘Stars & Moon’ is the end result and showcases a perfect storm of unique artistry.
UNDERWORLD’S FIRST ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS
Astralwerks has signed pioneering electronic act Underworld and will release the duo’s seventh studio album, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, on March 18, 2016. The visualizer “Shining Future, Pt. 1,” which premiered HERE today, gives fans a first taste of the album. See below for track listing. The pre-order for Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future launched today at
NEIGHBORS SHARE FIRST SONG “IT’S HARD”
After six years of touring the West Coast and continental United States on top of cycling through five different band members, Seattle indie-rock outfit Neighbors have seen enough shit to pack together one hell of an album. Their latest offering, the forthcoming
Very Rare Expensive Jewelry, is an eight-track journey into the unforgiving depths of stardom and success.
“I wrote most of the record when I was sobering up, going to therapy, getting on meds, and dealing with the end of a relationship that I ruined,” says frontman José Díaz Rohena. “In that weird space I was getting more ideas, better ideas, than ever before. My playing and singing got better. In many ways, I feel like this is a totally new band (I’m a totally different person now).”
THE HONEYCUTTERS NEW VIDEO
The Honeycutters recently filmed a music video for their original song “Jukebox” at the historical and eclectic Town Pump Tavern in Black Mountain, NC, just east of their hometown of Asheville. Folk Alley premiered the video and writes of it, “The jolly, honky-tonk rhythm of the song underscores the sweet plaintiveness of Platt’s voice…until it doesn’t. As she steps up on to the stage to join the band, her smile wide, her voice big and bright, she and the other musicians seem to be in perfect sync, swinging, swaying and encouraging the whole of the bar to join in and look ahead to the brighter side of life.”
STERBHAUS VIDEO BANNED ON FACEBOOK
The Stockholm quartet who deals in Metal Deluxe released a new video for the song “Bloodbarf” on the 23:d of October in conjunction with their delayed releasegig with Grave and Raise Hell in Stockholm. The video is as extraordinary, inventive and entertaining as always referring to Sterbhaus past video outputs but this time it is currently banned in several forums and most prominently for Facebook promotion due to it being considered explicit.
COLDPLAY’S NEW ALBUM
Coldplay’s critically-acclaimed new album, A Head Full Of Dreams, is released today by Parlophone/Atlantic Records.
The album – which reached Number One on iTunes in more than 50 countries before it was even released – was produced by Norwegian duo Stargate together with the band’s long-time collaborator Rik Simpson. It features more guests than any previous Coldplay album, with Beyoncé, Noel Gallagher, Tove Lo and Merry Clayton among those appearing.
It was also announced last night that Coldplay will headline the prestigious Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.
DIPLO & SLEEPY TOM’S NEW “BE RIGHT THERE” REMIXES EP OUT TODAY
Diplo & Sleepy Tom’s new “Be Right There” Remixes EP is out today via Mad Decent. The deep house infused original track sampled Jade’s classic 90’s R&B “Don’t Walk Away” and blew up online with over 55 million plays to date. The EP features staggering renditions of the hot track spanning across a multitude of genres by MK, Boombox Cartel, Flava D, Gent & Jawns, Naderi and Big Fish. Listen to it now and check out the cover art featuring Karrueche Tran below.
SYSTEMHOUSE33 ALBUM PROMO
Performing a blend of thrash, groove and death metal influences, Mumbai, India natives SYSTEMHOUSE33 have been a mainstay of the Indian heavy metal scene for the past 12 years. SYSTEMHOUSE33 will release their fifth album Regression in early 2016.
MAT SHOARE SHARES LATEST SINGLE “I-YI-YI”
Kansas City, MO-based emotive singer/songwriter Mat Shoare is pleased to share “I-Yi-Yi,” the latest single from his upcoming Memory Music No1 EP, available January 28, 2016. The EP evokes two different approaches to life. From the pessimistic, and often angry, tracks such as “One of My Songs” to the , patient and upbeat “I-Yi-Yi”, Shoare explores and writes his own life experiences.
BJ THE CHICAGO KID DROPS NEW SINGLE “THE RESUME” FEATURING BIG K.R.I.T.
On “The Resume,” BJ shows a different side of his soul-in-the-hood sound with expansive and sensual production — complete with slow, sultry finger-snaps — he lyrically seduces with the hypnotic hook, “I need a job, can you hire me?” before going on, “I want to work that body like it’s a nine-to-five.” In between, current tour mate Big K.R.I.T. delivers a booming verse of his own, adding another layer of depth.
J STALIN NEW VIDEO
Prolific Oakland rapper J. Stalin strolls through downtown San Francisco with his boo in the video for “Going Steady,” which premiered by HotNewHipHop. The track is from his recently released Tears Of Joy album that debuted last month, marking it as the emcee’s 14th solo project to date. J. Stalin’s cavalier delivery over shimmering production melds together with the Jae Synth-directed visual.
“REVOLUTIONARY” GOING VIRAL
The music video for Venice-based rockers Faulkner’s debut single “Revolutionary” has been viewed an impressive two million times. The video, which was shot in Kauai, Hawaii, was directed by the band’s singer/guitar player/songwriter Lucas Asher’s alias Prometheus.
“‘Revolutionary’ was written in about ten minutes and recorded entirely in one day,” said Lucas Asher. “We flew to Kauai to shoot the music video and just felt like it was something that was ‘in the air’ and perfectly described how we were feeling.”
FAILURE ANTHEM RELEASE FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS + VIDEO
North Carolina five piece Failure Anthem announces the release of their debut album First World Problems out on January 22nd via Razor & Tie. The band is currently enjoying early success with their debut single “Paralyzed”. Catch the band on the Digeridoo Destruction tour supporting Like A Storm.
The album was produced and recorded by Drew Fulk and Failure Anthem’s guitarist Kile Odell at Think Sound Studios in Greensboro, NC. First World Problems is available today for preorder at MerchNow, Amazon, and iTunes. The album will be available as a standalone purchase and in various bundles with exclusive t-shirts, and includes instant downloads of the singles “Paralyzed” and “First World Problems”.
MEET DARLENE ORTIZ IN LA
The original pinup girl of hip hop Darlene Ortiz will be at Delicious Pizza, 5419 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Thursday December 10 at 8pm signing her recently released book Definition of Down, about growing up in a tough Mexican family, escaping to the early LA hip hop scene, her long relationship with Ice T and much more. Co-author Heidi Siegmund Cuda, known for books including Sublime’s Brad Nowell: Crazy Fool and The Ice Opinion, with Ice T, along with her Emmy winning career at Fox 11 and years covering music and nightclubs for the Los Angeles Times will also be in attendance. Music at the event will be provided by legendary LA DJs Egyptian Lover and Chris “The Glove” Taylor.
TULIPS NEW VIDEO
Angie & Taleen’s friendship blossomed as they sent each other mixtapes between L.A. and Chicago. When Taleen moved back home in 2011 the two started jamming, blending her love of goth/shoegaze and Angie’s pop-riot sensibilities to create TÜLIPS: dreamy, punky noise pop with a riot grrrl bent. Soon after, they found a drummer and began to play local DIY and zine shows, with Taleen and Angie trading off on guitar and bass. After recording their LP, “Doom & Bloom,” which was mixed by Brad Laner of ’90s U.S. shoegazers Medicine, the girls quickly realized that they wanted to bring the same full guitar sound to their live show. They added a full-time bassist to the lineup, with the girls at the front both playing their guitars.
ANDREW JOHNSTON COVERS COREY HART
“A lot of memories came rushing back, because that is the soundtrack of my childhood right there. I grew up in the country but went to school in the city, so a lot of my early memories are driving around with my Mum and Dad listening to Human League, Hall and Oates, Men at Work, Corey Hart etc etc. In some ways, hearing the song again after so long helped to re-connect me with the child-like fascination that I used to have for music and it motivated me to try to get back on tour before the end of the year.”
LNDN DRGS NEW VIDEO
Stereogum just premiered a new video for the title track off LNDN DRGS’ free Fool’s Gold LP, Aktive. Get your two step on with this extra fonky cut featuring YG Hootie, and download Aktive now!
TRIVIUM ANNOUNCE 2016 TOUR DATES
Roadrunner recording group Trivium has announced details of a winter headline trek which will see the band performing their first shows of 2016 in support of their acclaimed new LP “SILENCE IN THE SNOW.” The new dates are set to get underway January 8th at Charleston, South Carolina’s Music Farm with additional dates to be announced shortly (see attached itinerary). Tickets for all dates will go on sale Friday, December 4th. For complete tour information, please visit:
SPADA ‘LOST IN SPACE’
Spada is back with a new club dress, with a turn between deep and tech house. It’s a new sound, where dance atmospheres are wrapped up with gloominess and mystery. Guitars get it started; then the track goes through synths and trombone. It’s a journey, from the underground to the big audience.
AUBRIE SELLERS UNVEILS NEW SONG
Of the music, Sellers, comments, “My influences are all over the place: the Kinks, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Buddy and Julie Miller, Creedence, even Ricky Skaggs. Led Zeppelin is my biggest rock influence—and that goes right straight, for me, to Ralph Stanley. That raw bluegrass, the banjo, that’s the same energy and intensity you get in punk. It’s all music that’s driven, that’s haunted, that cuts and moves.”