EMMY THE GREAT “ALGORITHM”
Preceding the release of her highly anticipated third album Second Love, out March 11th via Bella Union, Emmy The Great has unveiled new track ‘Algorithm.’ Its a love-struck bio-mechanic ballad that ebbs and flows with both the sweet purity of Emma-Lee Moss’ vocals and the intriguing resonance of the metaphor she develops within her own lyrics. Acoustic guitars step into harmonies like dappled sunlight, distant sirens flicker and synthesisers echo. “It’s about searching for meaning in the noise,� Emma-Lee Moss says of ‘Algorithm’. “It encapsulates the feeling behind the whole album.”
There is a distinct nod to her debut First Love, in terms of the storytelling that first impressed her lyrical and emotional dexterity upon so many. But on Second Love, Emma-Lee Moss delves into the chambers of a human heart ever-connected to the glare of a nearby screen.
KIPP STONE VIDEO VIA FADER
East Cleveland MC Kipp Stone dropped his video for “Cult Classic” prod. by Blokhead Johnny today via The Fader. The video takes you back to the days of tube TV’s and 40oz’s while Kipp shows you around the Cleveland digs. Check it below and please share if you like.
SHANNON HAYDEN SHARES SENSORY-DRIVEN “VANISHED”
Chicago-based cellist Shannon Hayden’s upcoming album sees her fully embracing the textures and thick soundscapes of the ambient world that she has been drifting toward as she continues to discover her musical voice. While performing and touring with Lily and Madeleine (Asthmatic Kitty), Hayden has continued to shape her own compositions that are very much a different beast — they are emotionally charged journeys through surreal, sonic landscapes. Her upcoming album You See the World has been announced for a February 19th 2016 release, and today The Fader premiered the album opener “Vanished” — a brooding yet sensory driven track that sees Shannon’s cello playing slide along the icy surface electronics.
“KING OF SLAVES” VIDEO
THE KENNEDY VEIL drummer, Gabe Seeber, had the following to say about the video: “We spoke with the guy who just launched Candy Grenade (video production), and he mentioned he was looking to shoot his first music video. We were definitely keen on the idea and decided to work with him to shoot a video for the song ‘King of Slaves,’ which is the 5th track on our Unique Leader debut album, ‘Trinity of Falsehood.’
“We chose this song because it wasn’t previously released as a single, and also because it’s one of the heavier, more groove-oriented songs and we wanted to try and showcase the slightly sludgier side of TKV.
“You can expect to hear more songs focused on structure and groove like this one on the next record. We are very happy with how the clip came out and are excited to release our first official music video in collaboration with Candy Grenade via Metal Underground. Thank you guys for always supporting us, and expect new material later this year!”
OLD DOMINION SNAPS ATTENTION OF COUNTRY RADIO WITH NEW SINGLE “SNAPBACK”
RCA Nashville Old Dominion’s, the group that Billboard says is “helping to usher in a new wave of country,” new single “Snapback” hit the country radio airwaves today with a thunderous pop. 126 first week chart reporting Country radio stations across the country are now spinning the new single that is the follow-up to the band’s debut, GOLD-certified, two week No. 1 hit song, “Break Up With Him,” the first single off the band’s debut album Meat and Candy an album that NPR Fresh Air describes as “an enjoyable and a calculated album, very clever and very self-conscious.”
To put that in perspective “Break Up With Him” had 76 chart reporting country radio stations spinning it the first week versus today’s “Snapback” count sitting at 126.
URSA MAJOR “DUSK”
Ursa Major is a 19 year old singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer from Toronto, Ontario. He self-describes his music as Psychedelic R&B, a middle ground between the sounds of the past and the production of the future. Lyrically intense, he dissolves his past and moves into the future examining some of the fears of moving on, in love and out of love onward and onward again.
JO PASSED NEW SINGLE
Stream and share the dynamic new single, “Lego My Ego,” from the Montreal project Jo Passed. The song was written by singer and multi-instrumentalist Joseph Hirabayashi who explained the theme of the song to Paste Magazine:
Over an unauthorized copy of Kanye’s next release beat entitled “faded” Chi City successfully delivers a performace that will surely catch the attention of Mr. West. We can’t say how he got the beat, but what I can tell you is that he killed it !!!!
“Sorry Kanye” its what I think Ye would want to hear. Enjoy.
SHADOW THE ARCHANGEL “RED LIPSTICK”
Born 6/22/1992 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Raised partially in Boston and coming into manhood in Atlanta. Shadow the ArchAngel first started singing and rapping at the age of 9. He continued music when he moved to Atlanta at age 14. But became distracted by the many woes of the urban black man (drugs, bad women, gang banging) music dwindled as his priority. But inspired by Michael Jackson message in his music it helped him to realize what was truly important to musicians, the telling of life’s many stories. Currently he is working on creating a massive music video campaign for his newest single “Red Lipstick.”
NATTY “I’M ALIVE”
Following his Top 20 debut album, ‘Man Like I’, Natty is back with his highly anticipated second album ‘Release The Fear’, a future-roots, concept album that takes us on a journey through love, redemption, self-identity and unity.
Described by the Telegraph as a “soul-reggae crossover sensation” Natty is an artist who brings the revolutionary spirit of the 60s and 70s into current times. The Sunday Times praised his lyrics as “sharply focused” and his songs as “free from production trickery”. Seven years in the making, Release The Fear reflects Natty’s spiritual and sonic progression, bringing forward cosmic and mindful energies through his unmistakable delivery.
FIERY HARD ROCKERS MONSTER TRUCK’S NEW VIDEO
Rock n’ roll fans around the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of fiery hard rockers Monster Truck’s new video for “Don’t Tell Me How To Live” on Ultimate Classic Rock today. The sweeping, panoramic new video filmed with the aid of drones is taken from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, SITTIN’ HEAVY. Of the new video, Monster Truck guitarist Jeremy Widerman commented, “When it comes to music videos, it seems that the bigger a pain in the ass it is to film, the better it turns out. Between an improbable 5-story industrial load-in and numerous warnings that the drones’ flight path was too dangerous, the entire video shoot balanced on knife’s edge. Luckily with some unexpected help from Mother Nature we were able to get exactly what we wanted and come out unscathed.
SILVERTUNG UNLEASHES NEW SINGLE/VIDEO, “FACE THE MUSIC”
When Silvertung released their last single, “Never Too Late,” it spawned their first Billboard Top 40 Mainstream Rock Chart hit! Coming off this success, the band continued to tour in support of the track including performing on the main stage at several festivals such as the Carolina Craft Beer & Music Fest (NC), Shiley Acres (WV) the Shindig Festival 2015 (MD).
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ROCKLAHOMA CELEBRATES ITS 10TH YEAR MAY 27, 28 & 29 IN PRYOR, OK
Rocklahoma is celebrating its 10th year on May 27, 28 & 29 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK, just outside Tulsa. America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party–which had 60,000 fans in attendance in 2015–features the best current rock artists and classic bands, with onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages.
The three-day camping festival features music on three stages each day. In addition, the campground stage hosts performances during the Thursday night campground party and in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
DAVID BOWIE ARTIST COLLECTION
In memoriam of David Bowie’s untimely passing, we would like to offer you ZUUS Media’s David Bowie artist collection to supplement any coverage you may have following his death.
The collection features a catalogue of the singer’s greatest music videos and live performances from the earliest points in his career to his latest album released a mere two days prior to his death.
“BLUE ANYMORE” VIDEO
Question: What do you do when you’ve spent all your money recording your debut LP to analogue tape and you¹re left with no cash to make music videos with?
Answer: You buy a F#$% ton of post-it-notes, borrow your mates camera and figure the rest out later.
Charlie Forster Anderson
MATT BAUER NEW VIDEO
Dream’s End begins as the protagonist discovers he is something other than human. He breaks himself apart to find wires and circuits and a body made of glass and gold.
Set in a landscape of barrier islands, mangroves, and southern maritime forests populated by fantastical creatures and sentient, shapeshifting pillars of smoke, Matt Bauer has imagined a fantasy world that allows him to give voice to his most raw and personal songs to date.
MARK MALLMAN PREMIERES TITLE-TRACK SINGLE
Minneapolis rock legend, Mark Mallman, has announced his eighth full-length album, The End Is Not The End, will arrive March 25 on Polkadot Mayhem, and premiered the title-track single this week via Paste. In this age of cynicism, with too many people believing rock is dead, Mallman has created a sincere telling of an emotional trial we all must face at some point.
OF MONSTERS AND MEN TO TOUR WITH FLORENCE + THE MACHINE IN JUNE
Adding to their 2016 global tour schedule, OF MONSTERS AND MEN will play 6 dates with Florence + the Machine this summer beginning, Saturday June 4th at Blossom Music Center in Cleveland, OH. The full confirmed itinerary can be found below. Tickets go on sale Saturday January 16 10am local time at this LINK. The tour is in support of the group’s critically acclaimed sophomore album, Beneath The Skin [Republic Records].
In addition, the multiplatinum Icelandic quintet announces two special headline shows—April 14 in Reno, NV at Grand Sierra and June 15 at The Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. These shows are on sale beginning Friday January 15 at 10 am local time.
WE/OR/ME “DREAMING HEART” VIDEO
We/Or/Me premiers video for “Dreaming Heart” from upcoming album, Everything Behind Us is a Dream, due out January 29th. Shot in Rogers Park where singer Bahhaj Taherzadeh resides, the video takes viewers to a grey evening on the Lake Michigan shore, conjuring images of friends and loved ones who have passed away or moved on.
“Dreaming Heart” is a slow dance to absent images, sombre and hushed. But what keeps it from falling into despondency is its overt optimism, conveyed through beautiful female harmonies, bright piano assertions, and the familiar, steady rhythm of an acoustic guitar. Taherzadeh has lived in Rogers Park for nearly a decade. He says, “The lake has always been a setting for contemplation and reflection.” He is not alone though. The video also stars Taherzadeh’s six-year-old twin daughters and captures the life of their family in the neighborhood. “As is seen in the video, there is always something unusual going on and there is an unusual mix of peaceful stillness and wild activity.”
JADE MYA READY FOR 2016 + “MAKE LIGHTNING”
ade Mya has spent the past half-decade building a loyal following and producing a series of hits ranging from her original scores to a number of wildly popular covers of chart topping songs. 2016 is ramping up to be her biggest year to date. With a newly revamped website (jademya.com) updated with fresh content and information for her fans, and a number of exciting events planned, Jade is looking to carry the momentum she built in 2015, and make her mark on the international country music scene.
Germany’s Exile On Mainstream Records is preparing for the late January release of Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen, the magnificent sophomore LP from enigmatic singer/songwriter FRIEDEMANN. Two new videos from the album have been released, and preorders for the LP have been posted.
DEASTHKINGS NEW ALBUM + SINGLE
Los Angeles based experimental/doom/rock group DEATHKINGS will release their second full length album, All That Is Beautiful on March 18. Album track “Sol Invictus” is now streaming at this location.
In the wake of their debut album, Destroyer, as well as the recent vinyl 7″ split with ROZAMOV through Midnite Collective, DEATHKINGS descended upon listeners with their bleak, yet enlightening look at the world around them. This state of unrest was developed and channeled into aural and material form with the help of Derek Donley (Bereft, Gravitron, National Sunday Law, You Big Ox, Pigeonwing, Intronaut) at his Ox Cave Studios in Los Angeles. With Donley at the helm, the band steers the listener through the blending of drowning, desperate rage blended with tranquil undertones.
BLACK SABBATH TRIBUTE ALBUM “THE DOOM IN US ALL” PREVIEW RELEASED
TOURNIQUET drummer Ted Kirkpatrick has assembled an all-star lineup to pay tribute to BLACK SABBATH as the legendary heavy metal pioneers get ready to embark on their final tour, “The End”.
A GREAT BIG WORLD ANNOUNCE 2016 NORTH AMERICAN KALEIDOSCOPE HEADLINE TOUR
A Great Big World announce dates for their Kaleidoscope 2016 North American headline tour today.
The jaunt sees the Grammy Award®-winning multiplatinum pop duo perform in major markets, beginning March 1 at The Mod Club in Toronto, Ontario Canada. The full itinerary is included below. Tickets go on-sale Friday January 15 at:
ITALY’S BROTHERS IN LAW SHARE VIVID ALBUM OPENER “OH, SWEET SONG”
Brothers in Law is a four-piece dream-pop band from Pesaro, Italy, a small town on the Adriatic coast. Two years after 2013’s debut LP Hard Times For Dreamers, Brothers in Law is now preparing the release of Raise, the band’s sophomore album for We Were Never Being Boring (the San Francisco-by-way-of-Italy collective, also home to A Classic Education, Be. Forest, Welcome Back Sailors).