JIMMY BUFFETT JOINS AMERICA’S BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR
Singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett will make a special live appearance from his concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016.” Buffett will bring everyone to a “Margaritaville” state of mind as he performs his timeless song right after the ball drops at midnight, ringing in the start of 2016. The full evening will include 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.
KID ROCK PREMIERES FOR “JOHNNY CASH” VIA IHEARTRADIO
The video for Kid Rock’s new single “Johnny Cash” premieres exclusively today for 24 hours across iHeartMedia’s entire network of more than 160 Country and Active Rock station home pages as well as iHeartRadio.com.
DROPKICK MURPHYS 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Due to quick sellouts in Cleveland and Boston, Dropkick Murphys have announced additional shows for their 20 Year Anniversary Tour. The band will kick off the tour a day early with a February 17 show at Cleveland’s House Of Blues. Dropkick Murphys have also announced four more Boston hometown shows for St. Patrick’s Day Week in addition to the previously announced March 19 Agganis Arena show, which is now sold out.
Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale this Friday, December 11 at 10:00 AM ET at:
SKYLER JONES “BOUT THE $”
Houston, Texas rapper Skyler Jones presents “Bout The $”, his new single produced by Adot The God (Bezz Believe, Taylor J). Skyler was formerly in a group called The Classmates with fellow Houston rapper Travis Scott. “My inspiration is my family,” Skyler says. My little 14-year-old sister and my mom. I lean on her, she leans on me. We got each other through anything.”
MIAMIGO ‘WHAT I WANT’ [SALUTE REMIX]
Enigmatic Brighton based duo MIAMIGO recently released their brand new record, the ‘Soda Lime Love’ EP. The four track EP which features a blast of 80s perfection in the form of track ‘What I Want’ dropped Friday 13th November via the band’s own label Indian Hop Recordings.
RIP: LABREESKA HEMPHILL
LaBreeska Hemphill, beloved matriarch of the gospel singing family, The Hemphills, died Wednesday, December 9, 2015, in Nashville, TN at the age of 75.
Born in 1940 in Flat Creek, Alabama, a small coal-mining town, to Walter Erskine Rogers and Gussie Mae Goodman Rogers, LaBreeska made her entrance into a world of music singing with her family, the Happy Goodman Family, when at the age of 9, she appeared onstage at the Ryman Auditorium during the monthly “ all-night gospel sings.”
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RECORD DEAL FOR BEYOND ALL RECOGNITION
Beyond All Recognition – the 5 piece metal band from Sweden have often been called the pioneers of dubcore. Now, they hit the studio again to record the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut album ’Drop = Dead’.
Critics saluted them earlier, they’ll surely soil themselves before they can speak their minds this time around. So, congratulations diaper manufacturers!
Skip the gym, leave the protein shakes on the shelf – the muscles of Beyond all Recognitions new tracks are filled over the top with adrenaline!
ACTUALLY HUIZENGA RELEASES NAUGHTY HOLIDAY SiNGLE “KRAMPUS REDUX”
Actually Huizenga brings a naughty holiday spirit to Christmas with the release of her new music video, “Krampus Redux.” Inspired by the darkly festive tale, the singer offers a “soft rock” inspired dance score that features satiny synths, sultry vocals and darkly playful lyrics.” Dubbed “L.A.’s hottest artist,” by Paper Magazine the musician and performance is making heads turn with her arty and darkly salacious sold-out shows.
CROSSROAD Y “SUMMER DAYS”
Indie pop gem, Crossroad Y from Sydney, Australia, invites you to indulge in the catchy and uplifting sounds of their new single ‘Summer Days’ from their first EP out in December 2015.
The song is a hopeful anthem about breaking away from things that have been holding you back. “It’s about acknowledging that your past is in the past and finding the strength within you to pull through the tough times to see the better day” says vocalist Joanna.
FIELD MUSIC NEW VIDEO
Field Music recently announced its return with a new 14 track album Commontime, set to be released on February 5th, 2016 via Memphis Industries.
The first song to be taken from the album is ‘The Noisy Days Are Over’, an insistent, sax-punctuated groove and a conversation between two friends struggling to say farewell to the bad old boozy days, when they should “get to bed like everyone else” — today they’ve shared the video for the track, directed by Andy Martin.
JES, SHANT & CLINT MAXIMUS NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY AWARD FOR “HOLD ON” (FATUM REMIX)
The Recording Academy has announced the nominees for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards and dance music star JES is thrilled to be in consideration for BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL, for the Fatum remix to her song with Shant & Clint Maximus, “Hold On.”
THE CAVE SINGERS SHARE “CHRISTMAS NIGHT”
Banshee brings The Cave Singers back to their original 3 piece of vocalist / songwriter Pete Quirk, guitarist Derek Fudesco and drummer Marty Lunda. The album was recorded live in July of 2015 over 6 days with producer Randall Dunn who also produced 2011’s No Witch. The record is warmly anchored in the members’ creative familiarity with one another. Yet there is a new thirst toBanshee, one that can be attributed to the combination of the band taking a year off to work on other projects, Pete Quirk’s solo album and the Kodiak Deathbeds debut record, and their return to songwriting from distanced correspondence.
LUCERO DEBUTS “BABY DON’T YOU WANT ME”
Memphis’s Lucero has revealed part 1 of a 3 part video series today via Rolling Stone Country. The first video is for “Baby Don’t You Want Me”, the opening track of their new record All A Man Should Do.
DREAMERS NEW VIDEO
“Shooting Shadows” streaming on Entertainment Weekly.
Today, Facebook is taking a look back on the moments in 2015 that moved us and inspired us to take action in our annual Year in Review. Our most talked-about topics this year show that Facebook is the place where people connect to the things they care about and to discuss what’s happening in the world.
In addition to the top global topics list, Facebook released lists of the world’s most talked-about entertainers, TV shows and movies – as well as the most talked-about US topics overall.
Together, our lists paint a picture of what the world was talking about in 2015 across the entertainment industry. Some highlights include:
Ed Sheeran topped the list of most talked-about entertainers, followed by Taylor Swift at #2, Kanye West at #3, Nicky Jam at #4, and Wiz Khalifa rounding out the top 5.
Game of Thrones ruled the small screen as the most talked-about TV show, while Star Wars: The Force Awakens led the list of most talked-about movies.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao were the most talked-about athletes of the year following their highly-watched fight in May.
PAUL MEADOW STREAMS ‘CHEAP & EASY’ EP IN ITS ENTIRETY
Brooklyn-based slop folk outfit Paul Meadow is pleased to release their Cheap & Easy EP, a five-song collection of jingles for any revolution inspired by Sunset Park, delivery services, long winters, and perpetual war. Available today, the limited edition 10″ vinyl “celebrates of the fall of mankind”, according to Paul Meadow.
Diwon and Kosha Dillz are back at it again, creating an 8 minute masterpiece of blends for your 8 nights of Hannukah experience. Combining everything from the Dreidel song to Drake and legendary Israeli band, Shotei Hanevua, Dillz manages to create a jam session over Diwon’s hybrids, while still getting time to light the candles. If you are fans of off centered Middle Eastern sounds, lighting candles, and playing tunes while you light em up, tune into this 8 minute mixtape!
ASTROCOLOR SHARES DUBBY, UPDATED TAKE ON CLASSIC XMAS TUNE “SLEIGH RIDE”
That’s what West Coast collective, Astrocolor, created with their holiday album, Lit Up. Out December 11th on Last Gang Records, the 10 song soundtrack was conceived as an experimental Christmas album for a new generation of holiday listeners, it features 10 seasonal classics that have been artfully deconstructed and reinvented. Essentially, an out-of-the-box nod to an all encompassing holiday.
ATLAS GENIUS COVERS ELLIE GOULDING’S “ON MY MIND”
Following on from their epic version of The Weeknd’s “The Hills” Atlas Genius has now released another cover, this time putting their spin on Ellie Goulding’s latest hit “On My Mind.” Glamour premiered the track, calling it “brilliant” and lauding how Atlas Genius was able to “bring a new, fascinating perspective to a track we already know and love.” Check it out below!
Formed at the end of 2010 under the moniker of Churchill by ex-members from various metal french outfits such as Ghost Orchid or Switch Off, this French five-piece band plays a mixture between alternative rock/metal/punk, burnin’ southern-rock and the spirit of skate street culture. After some powerful live performances at Triel Open Air, Briz Glace or Mosaik…, the band released a debut self-titled EP (2011) and then began the writing process of its first album. In 2015, after playing a bunch of gigs all around the French territory, Churchill releases “Ravage”.
ZUU “AIN’T NO SUNSHINE”
In every single way, ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ is an evolution from the remarkable EDM/hip hop soundscapes that ZUU explored on his debut EP ‘Subculture’. ZUU’s heavy debt to bass culture is blisteringly apparent in the brutalist beats on his new single. Starting with a subtly warped sample of Bill Withers’ essential soul classic of the same name, ZUU reconstructs it as a blazing melodic synth line ringing above storming kick drums and a serpentine bass. It’s ZUU’s most solid attempt at dance floor hip hop flavoured EDM yet. Like its scorching production, it’s complex and protean, resisting every easy classification you can throw at it. On the one hand it’s a rap song replete with some incendiary verses courtesy of NY-via-London expat Johnny Voltik, but these verses don’t ask for critical analysis so much as they beg to be jumped on and skanked to for their immediate flow. On the other hand it’s pure bass-heavy EDM, with galloping sidechaining and deliberate nuanced production. It’s as brutal as an El-P beat, as organic and tasteful as Bonobo, as frenetic as Aphex Twin, but it’s more than that. It’s a unique and riveting new urban sound.
PENTATONIX RECEIVES GRAMMY NOMINATION
Pop super group Pentatonix continues their 2015 domination with a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for their track “Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy”. The track comes of the group’s platinum-selling holiday album, That’s Christmas To Me, which is currently topping Billboard’s Holiday Albums Chart for the second consecutive year. The group also has 2 titles in the Top 10 on iTunes and Amazon’s current charts.
Tomorrow, the group will perform a live preview of “Dance of The Sugarplum Fairy” at the Empire State Building to celebrate their participation in the Empire State Building’s Holiday Light Show which will take place on Monday, December 21st. World-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman will choreograph the display to Pentatonix’s “Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy” which will be transmitted from atop ESB and simulcast on iHeartMedia’s platforms.
WEEKENDER PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “LOVING/HATING”
Floaty Feeling, Blue is a record of dreamy, textured pop tunes, soaked in psychedelic effects, recorded at Fancy Time Studios with Derek Sheehan once again teaming with Kyle “Slick” Johnson, who worked on the band’s debut, Spanish Peaks. Over the past two years, Weekender have built a loyal, local following, becoming the band to support touring acts coming through town, including Future Islands, The Growlers, Nothing, Surfer Blood, Israel Nash, Peace, and Field Report, amongst others.
YUNG RALPH ALBUM STREAM
A pioneer of the new Atlanta sound, Yung Ralph releases his album I Am Juugman, a project presented by DJ Greg Street, DJ MLK, and Swamp Izzo. “My role in Atlanta music has been to uplift the ones going through the struggle,” the rapper told The FADER in their premiere of the album. “To deliver the message that no matter how hard it gets you can make it happen, just don’t quit. I learned what’s up can come down and what’s down can come up in this game, so remember it never happens when you want it to, only when it’s time to. With the I Am Juugman project I’m just reaching back out to my loyal fans and supporters letting them know that it’s been a long time coming. Everybody don’t get a second chance to do it bigger than the first time, so this project is a lil snack for my fans and a reminder that the Juugman aka Yung Ralph is still here. And it’s also just the beginning of a new beginning.”
MISS CHIFF NEW VIDEO
Chicago-based hip hop songstress Miss Chiff is making a statement with her latest visual, “Happy As You Wanna Be”. Miss Chiff is bringing a new sound to the Chicago music scene, as she blends her two true passions – Musical Theater and hip hop. In her latest release, she teams up with rising Hip Hop/Pop sensation Sir the Baptist and his ChuchPeople movement to take on a parody of Fetty Wap’s hit single, “Trap Queen”.
THE TALL PINES EP
The Tall Pines have just released a brand new EP, Hoarfrost and Spanish Moss available for download via Noisetrade. The EP contains five songs including “Fear is the Devil” and “Christmas Morning Comin’ Down”
JUTES “COMING SOON”
“Whether you label me alternative hip-hop, rap-rock, or hip-pop, my goal is to create great music. With each new release I want there to be an element of surprise. I have developed a reputation among fans for being both authentic and accessible, and it is important to me that I stay true to who I am but continue to evolve.”
CIAN NUGENT NEW SINGLE
Recorded over a week beginning on Valentine’s Day 2015, Night Fiction was recorded in Bow Lane Studios in Dublin with Daniel Fox (Girl Band) and mixed by Brendan Jenkinson. The album’s seven songs include solo ventures as well as full-band recordings feat. David Lacey on drums, Conor Lumsden on bass, Brendan Jenkinson on organ and piano and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh on viola. The vibe here is familiar yet refreshing and a logical progression for Cian.
MOLOKEN NEW VIDEO
Swedish progressive sludge act, MOLOKEN, recently unleashed their brand new full-length, All Is Left To See, via Temple Of Torturous. In conjunction with its release, today the band has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to premiere their new music video for the track, “Seventh Circle.” The clip was caught live while the band performed at Discouraged Festival in Umeå, Sweden in 2014, and showcases MOLOKEN as a highly visual band as the sleek light design flawlessly complements and expands the experience of their already multi-dimensional music.
99 SOULS “THE GIRL IS MINE” FT. DESTINY’S CHILD & BRANDY
The duo first catapulted onto the scene at the end of 2014 and took their 100% self-promoted debut “The Girl Is Mine” to #1 on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Chart and #1 on Shazam in cities across the UK. Having played a string of international festivals this summer, including Creamfields, Lovebox, Bestival, Reading and Leeds, as well as numerous dates in Ibiza, the band are currently working on new material. The band speaks on the new music saying, “We’re making an epic soul, meets gospel, meets 2016 house album where every song means something. We just want to make a classic, timeless album!”
NAKED LIGHTS “HEDGES”
The thorny Oakland, CA-based five piece make it very clear from the first few seconds of the record to the very end that the music here is intensely addictive and welcomely unpredictable stuff. Shades of post-punk, dub, even anarcho-punk vibes are thrillingly re-blended into wholly futuristic shapes that defy easy categorization. Check out the first album cut “Hedges” premiering today at The Fader, from the forthcoming full length record On Nature, out January 29th on Castle Face.
BROADSIDE PREMIERE NEW VIDEO “COME & GO”
Pop-punk ambassadors BROADSIDE geared up, hit the jammer line and whipped up ‘Come & Go,” the third video from their latest release Old Bones.
PUSHA T NEW TRACK ‘M.F.T.R.’ FEAT THE-DREAM
Today, Pusha T further teases his forthcoming album by dropping a second track ‘M.F.T.R.’ feat. The-Dream. The track follows the critically received debut track ‘Untouchable’ produced by Timbaland, LISTEN HERE.
Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum artist and G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T will release the prelude to his hotly anticipated album KING PUSH, entitled KING PUSH – DARKEST BEFORE DAWN: THE PRELUDE out December 18th.
MAN & THE ECHO NEW VIDEO
Warrington based band Man & The Echo are back with ‘I Don’t Give A Fuck What You Reckon,’ a sharp and amusing track that takes aim at modern society in the digital age. It was produced by the band themselves and mixed by Neil Comber (Django Django / MIA). They have premiered the track’s droll and humorous video via Clash.
COLD COLLECTIVE NEW VIDEO
Rise Records has announced the signing of Cold Collective, the new project of Tim Landers (ex. Transit, Misser, Off and On) and members of Defeater and November 5 1955.
THE WEEKND DEBUTS “IN THE NIGHT” MUSIC VIDEO
This evening, THE WEEKND released the music video for his latest single, “In The Night.” Directed by the acclaimed duo BRTHR, this new nocturnal affair was shot in Brooklyn, NY last month and stars supermodel Bella Hadid. The sexy, stunning, and soaring visual upholds a tradition of unforgettable and cinematic music videos from the Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum alternative R&B visionary, upping the ante yet again.
DAVID MYLES CHRISTMAS SONG
Nova Scotian folk/Americana crooner David Myles made his official US debut in September with the release of his new album So Far, a collection of his songs over the years re-recorded and re-imagined in an acoustic stripped-down format. Now, just a couple months later, he follows his debut with the US release of his acclaimed holiday album It’s Christmas. As a special exclusive, the album’s single “Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo” is available as a free download on Folk Alley who called the song “a humorous take on the idea that we don’t always get what we want – even at Christmastime.”
DOWNLOAD: David Myles – “Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo”:
THE MILK CARTON KIDS ANNOUNCE 2016 TOUR DATES
The Milk Carton Kids have announced a series of North American headline tour dates in April and May, 2016, in support of their acclaimed album Monterey, released in May of this year. Tickets for their “Monterey Spring Tour” go on sale this Friday at 10am local time. The routing will include two special performances with The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatres in Los Angeles and Berkeley, CA on April 29th and 30th.
The Milk Carton Kids received their second Grammy nomination on Monday – Best American Roots Performance for their song “City Of Our Lady” from the album Monterey. The 58th Grammy Awards will take place February 15th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
MATUBES MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE NEW RELEASE
AMAdea Music are proud to annonuce one new band on their roster, bulgarian black metallers MATUBES. The next album will be release on 21 December, 2015.
The band comments: “1, 2… MATUBES meets business. The second release for MATUBES shall come to this world on 21.12 (21st of December, 2015 – Gregorian calendar) through AMAdea Music. So let us wait for The Longest Night when yet again the dead shall dance their wildest dance. Get ready! 12 days left…!”
JUSTIN BIEBER ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL DATES
With a #1 album in over 100 countries, back-to-back worldwide smash hit singles, and a 64-city North American tour that has sold out dates across the U.S. and Canada, global superstar Justin Bieber has announced the international dates of his PURPOSE WORLD TOUR beginning September 14, 2016 in Berlin.
Fans will be able to see Bieber’s dynamic live show on the 30+ date tour, promoted by AEG Live’s Concerts West, which will travel through arenas across Europe including England, France, Germany, Spain, much of Scandinavia and more.
RICH HOMIE QUAN HUGE 2015 HIT
Today, Mediabase (owned by iHeartRadio) announced the year-end results for radio airplay of the most played songs at every radio format, naming independent label Think It’s A Game Records recording Artist Rich Homie Quan’s “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” the most played urban record of 2015. The Independent label Think It’s A Game Records also garnered a top 10 position of urban market share in 2015. Mediabase produces song charts and airplay analyses of radio airplay in more than two dozen radio formats based on the monitoring of more than 1,800 radio stations in the US and Canada.
Flex (“Ooh, Ooh, Ooh”) catapulted to success for over 30 weeks at radio while becoming a viral dance sensation with his dance “The Quan”. Think It’s A Game CEO Girvan “Fly” Henry said, “This is a huge accomplishment as an independent to hold the #1 urban airplay spot for the year. First and foremost, I want to congratulate our staff on a great job as well as our partners at radio as well as our media, social, online retail and streaming partners who’ve helped us to take “Flex” double platinum. Most of all, we thank the fans and listeners for such the song’s success.”
(Z) REVEALS EP TITLE TRACK “FOR THE MAD ONES”
If you started at “A” in any musical library, you’d likely – and unfortunately – be fatigued before even reaching what Indie Shuffle calls “so goddamn fresh that you’re going to feel like you just showered after listening.” That’s because the artist behind this extraordinary sound simply goes by (Z).
The freakishly talented singer, songwriter and rapper has just released his irresistible title track “For The Mad Ones,” off of upcoming EP release due December 18, 2015. For The Mad Ones is executive produced by Grammy award nominee !llmind, and features production by Benny Reiner.
PROPELLERHEAD FIGURE MUSIC APP NOW AVAILABLE FOR WINDOWS 10 MOBILE AND DESKTOP
Propellerhead, a world renowned music software company, today announced that Figure, an easy-to-use, collaborative beat making app, will be available for the new Windows 10 on mobile and desktop. The award-winning Figure app is an Apple App Store Hall of Fame Inductee, and has generated universal acclaim from users and press alike since its original release.
The Figure app makes it easy to create music in seconds—wherever you go. Sketch out an addictive beat before the next bus stop or lay down a beefy bass line while waiting in line at the bank. Then share your creations on Propellerhead, the free music collaboration and sharing service, and see where other music makers will take your ideas across platform and apps. Figure will have you making music within seconds, yet is deep enough for endless play on a transatlantic flight.