MUMFORD & SONS DOCU TRAILER
Mumford & Sons are pleased to unveil a video for the film Homme Less, the directorial debut of fashion photographer, Thomas Wirthensohn, using the band’s new single Tompkins Square Park.
Wirthensohn has told the story of his long-standing friend, the model/photographer Mark Reay, in his acclaimed emotional documentary, Homme Less. Described as the ‘underbelly of the American Dream’, it follows the life of Reay who lives homeless, but also the relationship between New York and one of its residents. This new video cuts incredibly bold and beautifully shot imagery from the film to the song.
“KEEPING ME HIGH”
“Who is this Jimmy Whispers,” you’ll ask yourself the first time you hear him, whether he’s leaping out at you metaphorically from your speakers or leaping out at you literally from the stage during a live performance fraught with physicality and emotion.
VERMONT HIP HOP
BNB’s new EP ‘Green Mountain Sound’ is out now and is produced and mixed by Nastee (Producer & Engineer for T.I., Mobb Deep, Big Pun, Joey Badass, Kirk Knight, Statik Selektah & many more).
DISTURBED UNVEILS VIDEO FOR THEIR HAUNTING RENDITION OF “THE SOUND OF SILENCE”
Disturbed’s video for “The Sound of Silence,” their powerful version of the Simon & Garfunkel classic, has premiered today via Yahoo! who calls it “incredible” and “striking.” The track is taken from the band’s critically acclaimed #1 album Immortalized, which has already boasted two huge hits with the #1 smash “The Vengeful One” and current single “The Light,” which just took the #1 spot at Rock Radio.
Watch the official video for “The Sound of Silence” via Yahoo!:
NEW POLITICS SHARE “GIRL CRUSH” MUSIC VIDEO
Danish American pop-punk trio New Politics have shared their quirky official music video for new single “Girl Crush.” The video, directed by Kevin “KJ” Johnson, tells the cautionary tale of what can happen when you’re desperate for love, as lead singer David Boyd gets an amazing new girlfriend, but perhaps was just a little too desperate this time…Check out the lighthearted video in full for the twist!
FRANCES ‘BORROWED TIME’ [RITON SHOWTIME REMIX]
After an incredible six months that has seen her nominated for both the Brits Critics’ Choice and BBC Sound Poll, Frances prepares to release new single ‘Borrowed Time’, impacting on Capitol Records this January 15th.
Written with Howard Lawrence from Disclosure in his garden studio at home in London, ‘Borrowed Time’ is a special collaboration from the 22-year-old soulstress that sees her trademark gorgeous silky vocals and emotive minimal piano chords twist and wrap around an explosive, glittery chorus that’s sure to win the hearts of fans and new listeners alike.
SO WHAT?! MUSIC FESTIVAL
The 9th annual So What?! Music Festival (formerly South By So What?!) will take place on March 19th and 20th at Quiktrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. The festival has already announced a slew of heavy hitters including Underoath, New Found Glory, Bayside, and more. Today the festival is thrilled to unveil their next round of artists including State Champs, Neck Deep, Real Friends, Blessthefall, and some of this year’s emerging acts. For a full list of confirmed and announced artists to date, head over to www.sowhatmusicfestival.com now!
JESSE RUBEN NEW SINGLE
A storied musician, the Philly born, Brooklyn based singer songwriter Jesse Ruben was classically trained at Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in songwriting. Today he releases his new single “This Is Why I Need You,” produced by Kyle Patrick (The Click Five) from his upcoming EP, A Reply To Violence.
Jesse has always been an inspirational musician. After completing the NYC Marathon, his song “We Can” became an anthem, motivating people to begin running. The song and message took on a bigger meaning, with Jesse traveling to schools across North America with The We Can Project, a program designed to help children believe they can achieve anything they put their minds to.
MONDAY/FRIDAY “RIGHT ON”
East Point, GA rapper/producer Yamin Semali and fellow Atlanta producer Illastrate are Monday/Friday, presenting the Dazzell Matthews-directed music video for “Right On”, the new single from their new self-titled album out now on Working Class Music, Yamin’s new imprint which is resposible for releases featuring Boog Brown, 4-Ize, Arablak, Sean Price, and blctxt contxt.
BORN JOY DEAD HANG TEN IN THEIR VIDEO FOR ‘CHAINS ON YOU’
If you love someone, set them free. It’s an age-old wisdom that is parroted to us by our seniors from day one, but that doesn’t make it easy advice to take. Whether the object of your affection is a person, a place, or in Born Joy Dead’s case, a remote control surfer babe named Sigourney Waver, letting go is hard to do.
In the gnarly-as video for their latest single ‘Chains On You’, produced and directed by two fifths of Brisbane beach-pop outfit The John Steel Singers (Luke McDonald & Scott Bromiley), the BJD boys admire Waver’s sick moves as she shreds her way through the standstill waters of her prisons. But a bathtub, or even a pool, is much too small to ever cage the heart of a surfer.
SAM HUNT NOMINATED FOR “BEST NEW ARTIST” AND “BEST COUNTRY ALBUM” AT THE 58th ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS
MCA Nashville standout artist Sam Hunt earned nominations for “Best New Artist” and “Best Country Album” at the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. The ceremony will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
“I am beyond humbled with these nominations,” says Hunt. “I am so grateful to the fans, the Nashville music community and the Recording Academy for their appreciation and recognition. This has been just the most amazing year.”
“LITTLE” JACK LAWRENCE RECORDS NEW SONG
“Little” Jack Lawrence, bassist in The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes and City and Colour, wrote and recorded a new song for Third Man Records’ The Blue Room Spotlight Series. Entitled “Silver Flying Machine,” the minimalist, reverb-drenched tune was written and recorded using Critter & Guitari’s Septavox synthesizer and Terz amplifier, both exclusively built and designed for and inspired by Third Man Records. “Silver Flying Machine” is the third installment of this special live video series, that features visually striking presentations of intimate performances from Third Man’s Blue Room venue, shot in-house on RED cameras and released in 4k resolution.
LILY LAMBERT HOLIDAY SONG
Today British singer-songwriter Lily Lambert premiered her cover of the classic Christmas song “Carol Of The Bells” on Stubby’s who noted the track stays “pretty faithful to its roots, but is dressed in rural garlands rather than big city tinsel.”
BRANTLEY GILBERT DEBUTS VID FOR “STONE COLD SOBER” ON CMT 12/14
For Brantley Gilbert, living the music is what makes it real – and it’s given the Jefferson, Georgian an edge as both a CMA Song of the Year nominated songwriter and recently certified triple platinum songwriter. When it came time to make a music video for “Stone Cold Sober,” the outlying country star wanted something that didn’t glamorize the party, but suggested a real glimpse as to what happens after.
THE AVETT BROTHERS SELL OUT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN PRE-SALE IN MINUTES
On Tuesday, THE AVETT BROTHERS sold out all fan pre-sale tickets for their Madison Square Garden headline show April 8, 2016 within just minutes.
In addition to kicking off next year’s tour, the forthcoming performance at the iconic venue is shaping up to be one of the group’s biggest ever as audience anticipation dramatically increases. The general on-sale begins today at 9am PT/12pm ET, and tickets are available HERE. If you’re in the New York area, don’t miss this!
The Grammy Award-nominated North Carolina alternative folk collective just announced their tour itinerary for 2016.
STEVE RENNIE TO HOST FREE “HOW TO LEARN THE MUSIC BUSINESS” WEBINAR NEXT WEEK
Music industry veteran and Renman Music & Business founder, Steve Rennie (aka “Renman”), will host a free webinar next week, “How to Learn the Music Business,” on Tuesday, December 8 beginning at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST. The live broadcast will explore all the options for learning the music business, from traditional four year universities, to online courses, free resources and more.
BAS X J COLE
Check out the new track from Bas, featuring J. Cole, produced by Cedric Brown and KQuick. The track, “Night Job” comes off his next album To High To Riot. Stay tuned on album details coming soon.
SONICSPOON NEW VIDEO
Sonicspoon has released a music video for their track “In This Pale Blue Dot” (originally premiering with National Rock Review) from their self-titled debut EP. The video was shot in Guadalajara, directed by José María Luxán (Digital Muffing), & produced by Sonicspoon. Sonicspoon’s self-titled debut EP is available for purchase now on Bandcamp.
COLOURS PREMIERE NEW TRACK “LAWLESS” AT POP MATTERS
COLOURS and Pop Matters bring you “Lawless,” the second track from the upcoming debut album Ivory, out on February 26th, 2016.
Comprised of vocalist Kyle Tamo and drummer Morgan Alley, COLOURS released the first single and video, “Monster,” which has received overwhelming response at Alternative, Triple A and Active Rock radio formats, is featured in The A-List Alternative playlist on Apple Music and the Ultimate Indie playlist on Spotify. Both tracks have also been featured on MTV’s Finding Carter.
After touring most of Europe and the London gig circuit, Hot Casandra is bringing a fresh vision to the Electro Pop genre through their new single “Feelings”, a song with an optimistic melody, but with lyrics dealing with the touchy topic of an ending relationship.
Paul Ballo returned in the studio in 2015 with newfound inspiration and added writer-producers & multi-instrumentalists Matei Vlad and George Simion to the team, adding a fresh vision to the Hot Casandra sound.
DESTROYERS OF ALL SIGN WITH MOSHER RECORDS
Portuguese prog-death metallers Destroyers Of All will release their first full-length Bleak Fragments on March 18th, through the newly founded Mosher Records.
Recorded at Golden Jack Studios Coimbra, the follow up to critically acclaimed EP Into the Fire (2013) features ten songs packed with mad riffs, virtuoso lead work, intricate dynamics that will catch you off-guard and a dark vocal delivery that ties together this complex gem. On working with producer Joao Dourado, the band stated “he knows us better that anyone else, and mainly, he knows our sound and how we want to mould it, and that makes it all easier to work with.”
JODIE ABACUS SINGLE ‘HOT KITCHEN’
Owning one of London’s most exciting voices, South London-based singer Jodie Abacus releases new track ‘Hot Kitchen’, available now.
Marrying the best of R&B and funk’s ‘golden age’ with a sickly-sweet psychedelic sheen, South-London based singer Jodie Abacus exploded onto the critical consciousness earlier this year with his debut single ‘Good Feeling’. Six months later and the purveyor of “future soul” has cemented his status of one of the UK’s most soulful voices; winning widespread support online as well as having radio heavyweights BBC Radio 1xtra sing his praises.
“HOURGLASS” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES AT BULLETT MEDIA
Keep It Together, the new album from acclaimed duo Lily & Madeleine, will be released February 26 on New West Records. In advance of the release, the official music video for the album’s first single, “Hourglass,” is premiering today at BULLETT Media. Of the song and video, the site praises, “…the sisters’ voices blend harmoniously, offering a glimpse into the dreamy sonic landscape the two are capable of delivering. The Laurel Cohen-directed video centers on fast cuts of slow motion clips, paired with bright hues and spliced together images to reflect the track’s subtle intricacies.
NARC TWAIN ALBUM STREAM
Dystopian punk-rockers Narc Twain have released their debut self-titled mini-album today, December 4th! The Brooklyn based band is fronted by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tommy Siegel (Jukebox the Ghost, Drunken Sufis) and is rounded out with guitarist Aaron Leeder, keyboardist Dave Cohen, bassist Brett Niederman, and drummer/producer John Thayer (Sri, Drunken Sufis).
3OH!3 RELEASE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “MY DICK”
3OH!3 first exploded onto an unsuspecting mainstream with 2008’s smash second album, “WANT.” Fueled by the 3x RIAA platinum certified, #1 hit, “Don’t Trust Me” and its platinum certified follow-up, “Starstrukk (Feat. Katy Perry),” the album earned gold certification and cumulative digital track sales in excess of 6.5 million.
JAH CURE RELEASES VIDEO FOR “SHOW LOVE”OFF LATEST ALBUM THE CURE
Reggae singer Jah Cure reveals the beautifully majestic video for his latest single “Show Love.” Justin “Jus Bus” Nation & Anderson “ATA” Andrew directed the visual, which was filmed in Antigua.
“Show Love” is off his chart-topping album The Cure. Since its July release, The Cure has remained on the Top 10 U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart and held the #1 spot for 3 consecutive weeks after its debut. Associated Press says his new album was “musical therapy to your ears” and Forbes calls him the “best voice in reggae today.”
ERYKAH BADU’S ‘BUT YOU CAINT USE MY PHONE’ DEBUTS AT #1
Four-time GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter Erykah Badu’s newest music project, But You Caint Use My Phone, has debuted at #1 on the iTunes R&B album charts. The album also shot up to #2 on the overall iTunes album chart (right next to Adele), and has landed at #1 on both the overall Apple Music Streaming Charts and Apple R&B Streaming Charts. Released last Friday as an Apple exclusive, the icon’s mixtape is expected to debut highly on the Billboard Album Charts next week. Starting today, the stellar collection of songs is now available at all digital retail and streaming partners.
JAMES BAY RECEIVES 2016 GRAMMY AWARD ® NOMINATIONS
This morning, JAMES BAY received 2016 Grammy Award® nominations in top categories, including “Best New Artist,” “Best Rock Album” for his worldwide #1 debut Chaos and the Calm [Republic Records], and “Best Rock Song” for the breakout hit “Hold Back The River.” This marks JAMES BAY’s first nod from the Recording Academy, adding to his already growing list of accolades this year.
The 2016 Grammy Awards® will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles Monday February 15, 2016 on CBS 8-11:30pm ET.
THE WALKING WHO ALBUM STREAM
Dropping an album with little fanfare at the start of the holiday season, when many music industry professionals are winding down for the year and the media are stepping away from their desks, is unconventional at best. But that’s the point. The Walking Who are interested in the people who have come to them over the years, asking, “When’s the album coming?”.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE NOMINATED FOR FIVE AWARDS
Florence + The Machine are nominated for five awards at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Ship to Wreck,” Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for “What Kind Of Man” and Best Pop Vocal Album for How Big How Blue How Beautiful. How Big How Blue How Beautiful is also nominated for Best Recording Packaging.
The nominations come at the end of a massive year for Florence + the Machine following the release of How Big How Blue How Beautiful, Florence Welch and her band’s first album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. Released to extensive critical acclaim and named to best of lists from Rolling Stone, NPR Music, SPIN, American Songwriter, Consequence of Sound and more, the album landed Welch bookings on “Saturday Night Live,” “Good Morning America,” “Ellen,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
PERU “I NEED YOU”
Great music can take you places. So, perhaps it’s appropriate that Peru the Band shares its name with one of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth. The soul-infused indie group has brilliantly combined elements of classic Motown, jazz and blues to create a pleasingly unforgettable sound.
Peru the Band released their highly anticipated debut EP, Ordinary People, on December 4, 2015. The Huffington Post declares, “Ordinary People is a welcoming seven tracks, often peppered with vintage-style horns and piano, perhaps a bit of Billy Joel ingrained in the trio’s Long Island DNA. “Hey Hey Alright” opens the record in Fitz and the Tantrums fashion, its retro swing and shoutable chorus setting the mood for a pleasant ride, while “Forever” has singer Michael Desmond dipping into baritone the way Fiona Apple might.”
CONCORD MUSIC GROUP SPARKLES WITH ELEVEN GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
Los Angeles, CA – Concord Music Group, the world’s leading independent music company, scored eleven GRAMMY Award nominations this morning as announced by The Recording Academy.
The impressive showing comes in a wide array of genres including pop, metal, country, jazz, roots, Bluegrass and folk. The nominated labels include Concord Records, Loma Vista Recordings, Sugar Hill Records, Concord Jazz, Rounder Records and Fearless Records.
CASTLECOMER RELEASE DOUBLE VIDEO
Castlecomer are excited to finally reveal a very special “double video” release in celebration of their pending double A-side 7” featuring singles “Fire Alarm” and “Escapism” (available for purchase December 19 via the band’s website). Filmed on the same day in their home town of Sydney, and featuring a guest dance performance, the videos embrace the duality of the double A-side / double video release to create a feeling of dark and light, and explore the themes of the songs individually as well as collaboratively.
K’CONEIL DOES BIEBER REMIX
Every so often a song resonates with you in such a way that you just can’t get it out of your head. Reggae – pop sensation K’Coneil shared that same sentiment a few weeks ago, but took the initiative to remix the song. The song we are referring to is ‘Sorry’ by Justin Bieber, produced by Skrillex. ‘Sorry’ have topped charts all over the world and continues to illuminate the hearts of many worldwide. Yet, for K’Coneil this single was fitting for his soon to be released single ‘Not this Time’.
VAN MORRISON LIVE
MSG Entertainment and Citi Performing Arts Center announced today that legendary singer-songwriter, Van Morrison, will return to the Wang Theatre on Tuesday, April 26 at 8:00PM. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 10:00AM.
Morrison was a traveling musician starting at the age of 13, singing, playing guitar and saxophone and was in several bands. He was inspired by artists such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Walters and Mahalia Jackson. Morrison gained recognition in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the R&B band Them, with whom he recorded classics such as “Gloria” and “Here Comes The Night.” Morrison was soon thereafter established as a major force in the British R&B scene.
CAGE THE ELEPHANT NEW SINGLE
Tell Me I’m Pretty was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys & The Arcs (Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne, The Black Keys, The Arcs). Singer Matt Shultz said, “Working with Dan was the perfect balance to our approach. The end result was…a great experience that really brought on a lot of growth.” The album was mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Florence + the Machine) and recorded at Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, TN, near the band’s home town of Bowling Green, KY. Rolling Stone said, “Tell Me I’m Pretty reflects everything from psychedelic bubblegum pop to, not coincidentally, the spare tautness of the Black Keys.”
W DARLING “SKELETONS”
W. Darling and POPULAR have teamed up to premiere the stunning video for “Skeletons” from Lost Girls: Chapter Two, a magical three song EP that premiered with Spotify last Friday and is available now to stream via your favorite music providers HERE. The nostalgic and evocative “Skeletons” video captures the beautiful simplicity of childhood friendships and the sisterhood-like bond that forms between Lost Girls.
ADELE SETS NEW SALES RECORD
Adele’s 25 has surpassed 1 million U.S. album sales in its second week of release, making it the only album in Nielsen SoundScan history (since 1991) to sell at least one million copies in two separate weeks, according to Nielsen Music.
Last week, 25 made history by becoming the fastest-selling album in a single week (3.38million for the week ending 11.26).
25 became just the 20th album to sell at least a million copies in a single week (in Nielsen history) when it arrived with 3.38 million sold in the week ending Nov. 26. Until this week, no album had ever sold a million copies in more than one week.
AVICII SURPRISES FANS WITH “BROKEN ARROWS” REMIX PACKAGE
Global superstar DJ/producer and RIAA quadruple-platinum selling artist Avicii surprised fans today with a remix package for the critically acclaimed track “Broken Arrows” from his STORIES album, which has an aggregated sales of more than 1 million since its release in September.
The remix package includes tracks from British-German production duo, M-22, Australian house duo, The Aston Shuffle, Swedish producer, Didrick, and Kid, the 18-year-old, Miami-based producer who lends his “future bass/hip hop” style sound to the bangin’ set of mixes.
CHAIRLIFT RELEASES CINEMATIC VIDEO
Directed by that-go with creative direction and concept by Chairlift, the video was shot on location in New York City’s vibrant Chinatown. The song itself is based on the tale of the Greek Myth of Atalanta. Sung from the viewpoint of Atalanta on her final race, the video stays true to the theme of running, arrogance, and finally, submission in the face of love. In the video, Chairlift gives their gestural take on the myth, but only hinting at it rather than explicitly reenacting.
TAYLOR PAYNE NEW SINGLE
“Outsider” is fascination. It’s an unrelenting thirst for action, or a chronic desire to be awakened. The claustrophobia in a wide space crawling with people who want you to be neither this nor that. It’s the magic one will always find in the strange and the uncommon.
Taylor Payne, currently based on the Sunshine Coast has been focussing seriously on pursuing music as a career for a few years now. Having just released the first single with The A&R Department “Outsider”, the song takes an alluring and enigmatic persona through persuasive lyrics. Whilst it maintains its upbeat playfulness, it reveals dark undertones which depicts an image of mischief, madness and fun. Taking inspiration from the likes of The Cure, and Florence and the Machine.
THE CROOKES SHARE “THE WORLD IS WAITING”
Tis the season for giving, and so The Crookes have shared a second track off their upcoming fourth full-length album, Lucky Ones, entitled “The World Is Waiting” via Soundcloud. Lucky Ones is set to arrive January 29 on Modern Outsider in North America, Anywhere Records in the UK/Europe, and will be followed by a headlining tour of the UK in February, and soon to be announced North American tour around SXSW in March.
FAT WHITE FAMILY NEW SINGLE
‘Whitest Boy On The Beach’ (the first song and UK single taken from the forthcomng album, ‘Songs For Our Mothers’) mixes together the aesthetic of Throbbing Gristle (Lias, Saul and organist Nathan took a trip up to Beachy Head in England to recreate the cover for 20 Jazz Funk Greats for the single cover and to shoot the video with the full band), with a sound that owes as much to Sparks as it does to Donna Summer as it does to Naffi Sandwich (while still finding space to throw in a reference to TS Eliot’s ‘The Hollow Men’). The video was directed by acclaimed British artist Tim Noble.