FRIEDEMANN LP STREAM
Helping broaden the audience for the works of FRIEDEMANN, US-based Scene Point Blank has chosen the infectious Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen as its featured album for all of February, streaming the entire album now as the record sees release Friday, January 29th.
FOXES RELEASES TODAY NEW SINGLE “WICKED LOVE”
The album, All I Need was recorded over the course of a year in London, Hay-On-Wye and Los Angeles and notable collaborators include Mark Ralph (Years & Years), MyRiot (London Grammar), Dan Wilson (Adele) and Jesse Shatkin (Sia). The songs on the album include themes such as moving on from past relationships and gaining new confidence as a person and an artist. The disco-tinged strut of “Body Talk,” the first single from the album which was featured in a worldwide H&M campaign, the emotional appeal of “If You Leave Me Now” and stunning heart-felt belter “Better Love’” have all given fans a taste of what’s to come.
NEW SONG BY ANDERSON EAST
“Learning” is the third track unveiled from Southern Family—a new compilation produced and conceived by Producer of the Year Grammy Nominee Dave Cobb—which will be released March 18 on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records and is now available for pre-order. Each pre-order comes with an immediate download of “Learning” as well as Miranda Lambert’s “Sweet By and By” and John Paul White’s “Simple Song.”
MICHAEL MAY “1954”
“1954 is a song that represents empowerment and strength in a world where people can and will criticize your every move. I wrote the song out of frustration with old school societal norms that have no place in today’s culture. I wanted to write something that empowers people to live their life the way they choose. No matter what judgement or negativity someone faces, it’s possible to rise above it and (as cheesy as this may sound) just be who you are. I wrote the song in just a few hours and recorded the song the next day. It’s a defiant, sassy song and it embodies everything I have wanted to say for a long time!”
VANILLA ACE NEW EP STREAM
Vanilla Ace’s new Jet Setter EP’s out today on Club Sweat, just in time for his Jet Setter North American Tour. Cruising through stops in 12 major cities, Vanilla Ace is set to blow the crowds away with his fun funky house sound.
Check out the new Jet Setter EP here:
RAY LAMONTAGNE ANNOUNCES 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR VISITING 45 CITIES
Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne announces dates for his 2016 North American Tour. The 45 city tour will start in Cincinnati, OH on June 10th and culminate in Dallas, TX on September 24th. Ray will be touring in support of his sixth studio album, Ouroboros which will be available on March 4th via RCA Records.
JAMES SUPERCAVE “BURN”
James Supercave will release their much anticipated debut album Better Strange on LP/CD/Digital via Fairfax Recordings on February 12th, 2016. Better Strange will be available on 2xLP limited edition white vinyl (limited to 500), 2xLP black vinyl, CD, and digitally.
“I SAW THE LIGHT” COVER BY TOM HIDDLESTON
I SAW THE LIGHT, the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.
Written and directed by Marc Abraham, I SAW THE LIGHT is based on Colin Escott’s award-winning biography and stars Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones. RatPac Entertainment’s Brett Ratner and Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert produced the film, with G. Marq Roswell and Abraham. James Packer of RatPac Entertainment and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance executive produced. Notable director of photography Dante Spinotti was the cinematographer for the film.
“GEAR, DIARY” FEATURE TOM TOM MAG
While The Tall Pines are known for their foot stomping sound, most of that energy comes from the unique percussion style of Connie Lynn Petruk. Known mostly for her powerful vocals (including her work with David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Ronnie Spector, Pretty Lights, and more!), anybody who has had the chance to catch the band live or see their videos would quickly notice the absence of a drum kit.
KING MUD PREMIERES NEW ALBUM “VICTORY MOTEL SESSIONS” VIA CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND!
King Mud is Van Campbell from the Black Diamond Heavies and Freddy J IV from Left Lane Cruiser. They joined forces in Los Angeles for a marathon session that gave birth to an album of hard blues, blue-eyed soul, heavy rock and feedback – Victory Motel Sessions.
BAAUER “DAY ONES”
Check out the official “Day Ones” track off Baauer’s upcoming debut LP Aa out March 18th via LuckyMe. The track features London Grime MC, Novelist, a verse not displayed in the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night w/ Baauer and Leikeli47.
THE VANITY PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “STAY” ON NYLON
“We shot [the video] in Brooklyn in this really cool warehouse where they used to shoot porn in the early days. It’s not why we picked it, but it was an interesting fact to know when deciding which couch in the green room to sit on. Beyonce has also recorded a music video there, which was all the H-Town blessing we needed. She shot ‘Grown Woman’ here, which is exactly how I felt like shooting our band’s first big music video.” – vocalist Alex Dugan
GIOVANNI JAMES PREMIERES DEBUT VIDEO “SHAME ON YOU”
“Plenty of people in the world need shaming right now,” believes Giovanni James. But rather than explicitly implicating the subject of his animosity, the New York native would rather let listeners decide.
He tells The FADER, “I have my personal reasons for writing it, but would rather let the listeners’ own life narratives dictate the meaning for them. That’s the beauty of art – it has the ability to be interpreted on many levels depending on how it hits you.”
EMBRZ LATEST OFFERING “SAVED”
EMBRZ consistently offers masterfully executed productions and his latest offering “Saved” is no different. Long time fans of the rising star will be particularly delighted by this free release and may even find its soundscape familiar. “It’s quite old school EMBRZ, definitely one for the fans”, the Dublin native raves, “This track has come a long way from the demo version I put out two years ago. I decided to re-work it over Christmas and I’m really pleased with how it turned out”.
MYLA RELEASES “WERK IT OUT” VIDEO
Canadian Singer/ songwriter/ DJ/ producer, MYLA just released a new collaborative EP with Toronto electronic producer, Dafusia (originally from Chennai, India). The EP is now available on any digital music retailer and is titled, “Werk It Out” by Myla & Dafusia, including a music video on You Tube for the single off the EP, “Werk It Out.”
The EP combines elements of electronic fusion such as: pop & electronic fusion, while integrating nu-wave soul, trip-hop, indie pop, world, r&b and jazz into their music. Lyrically their music reflects aspects of their stimulating life journeys and offbeat inner conceptions.
“Anyone following Toronto’s bustling Electronic music scene will want to keep a close eye on Myla & Dafusia!” – Michael Hurley, Former Sr. Project Coordinator, Juno Awards, Manager MusiCounts
COLDPLAY PREMIERE “HYMN FOR THE WEEKEND” VIDEO FEATURING BEY
Coldplay’s new video, “Hymn For The Weekend,” premiered today. The vibrant, colorful video was filmed on location in Mumbai and features a guest appearance from Beyoncé (who adds dream-like vocals to the track). It was directed by Ben Mor and also features a cameo from Bollywood superstar Sonam Kapoor.
DROWNING “LORD OF WAR” ON LAMBGOAT
Chicago beatdown band Drowning has inked a deal with the eastern PA hardcore label Fast Break! Records. The group will release their debut full-length album Egotrip on 2/26, but you can stream the first single “Lord of War” now via Lambgoat. The track features rapper (and fellow south side Chicago native) MoeCyrus.
“‘Lord Of War’ was written about the real life situation of trying to better yourself while having to handle your business,” says vocalist Bryan Gantz. “Everyone has history and sometimes you are where you come from and rep what you rep. Growing up in Chicago you learn a lot from the streets. Once you commit to a lifestyle there is no going back or backing down. You have to stand up for what you believe in through and through. When the ‘Lord Of War’ calls he calls with no question.”
NEKRASOV ALBUM STREAM
Melbourne, Australia-based extreme black/noise metal project NEKRASOV has closed a four-year gap in albums with the independent release of the awaited, and utterly traumatic, Negative Temple.
SHARKS IN THE DEEP END SHARE “SHADOWS IN THE SUNSET” VIA PUREVOLUME
Austin, TX’s new-wave punk outfit Sharks In The Deep End is pleased to announce their debut LP Killin’ Machine, available April 22,2016 via Kobalt’s AWAL Music Distribution. To celebrate the release the quintet is making the first single “Shadows in the Sunset” available for free download courtesy of Purevolume.
GIBBZ “STAY FOR A WHILE”
Gibbz graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2009 and spent his first few years out of college as a studio engineer. He left his job to pursue his own writing and production. First being part of Gramatik’s Lowtemp record label, moving on to Ghost Beach’s Crazy Heart Records, and now on his own.
DEATHKINGS NEW SONG
An epic new cut from Los Angeles based experimental/doom/rock group DEATHKINGS is now streaming exclusively at The Obelisk. “The Storm” follows:
VANDAVEER SHARE CAPTIVATING NEW VIDEO VIA NPR
Three weeks away from the release of The Wild Mercury, Vandaveer are debuting a captivating new animated video, directed by Michael Lloyd, via NPR.
“A Little Time Off Ahead” is an upbeat number off the fifth, and career-defining LP for the band. The video’s “storybook” aesthetic, coupled with the syrup-sweet doubled vocal delivery of the song, could have easily touched on saccharine with many other collaborators, but predictably, with the earnest talents of both frontman Mark Charles Heidinger, and director Michael Lloyd, the end result dovetails as well as fans might hope.
“WHEREVER I GO” VIDEO
Michael Brun, in conjunction with Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) – a non-profit organization founded by Oscar winning Director Paul Haggis and friends- today unveiled a new song produced to help shine a light on, and raise money to support, a new generation of musical talent in his native country of Haiti.
The track, “Wherever I Go”, was produced at Haiti’s Audio Institute in collaboration with its students and Haitian vocalists J.Perry and BelO. Audio Institute empowers Haitian youth to earn a living through the arts and music, and is funded by APJ. Brun visited the school several years ago as a guest lecturer and was asked to join the advisory board. His experience and inspiration from the students at the institute culminated in the “Wherever I Go” project.
TESLA BOY NEW SINGLE
With more finesse and retro-futurism then an arthouse action-noir, Russian dance-pop foursome Tesla Boy (Anton Sevidov – vocals, keyboards; Mikhail Studnitsyn – drums; Leonid Zatagin – bass; Stan Astakhov – guitar)’s new single “Nothing” incorporates a driving beat, upbeat blasts of guitar, and melancholy lyrics fitting for the harsh winter days – “Days that we spent in the past / They are fading so fast…/ Oppressiveness in the air and my lack of desire / And Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing else”.
CASH CASH NEW SINGLE
Acclaimed electronic trio Cash Cash is kicking 2016 off in a big way, with the release of their new single “Aftershock,” featuring seductive, honey-tinged vocals from Jacquie Lee — officially available via Big Beat Records through all digital retailers today, following Dancing Astronaut’s streaming premiere yesterday.
Cash Cash has become synonymous with hard-hitting production, vibrant remixes and their energetic live DJ sets, having rocked festival main stages and clubs across the globe. The trio emerged from the start with global recognition and support from renowned DJs and peers, including Tiesto, Hardwell, Zedd, Nicky Romero, captivating dance music fans, insiders and friends along the way.
ARTERY WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “POSSESSED”
Artery Recordings has announced the signing of symphonic brutes She Must Burn. The London quintet released their self-titled debut EP today as well as a music video for the first single “Possessed” (watch here).
“This band is going to pave the way for the next generation of aggressive, but melodic music to shape the scene,” says Artery President Shan Dan Horan. “I expect big things from She Must Burn and they fit perfectly among our roster”
VESSELS “4 AM”
Vessels are thrilled to announce that they will release a special edition of their acclaimed 2015 album Dilate on April 1st, their first release on [PIAS] electronic imprint Different Recordings. It features brand new single ‘4AM’, which finds the Leeds five-piece in brilliant form, offering an expansive masterpiece of widescreen electronica that’s both intimately affecting and sonically massive. The track has premiered on Notion. The emotive resonance of Vessels already grasps at the cosmos and this glittering array of remixes and new expanded edition of Dilate proves the perfect encapsulation of a standout year.
NEW MADRID SHARES VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE “DON’T HOLD ME NOW”
On magnetkingmagnetqueen, the band has updated their psychedelic, reverb-heavy jams and jangly pop melodies with a hint of art rock influence, all while remaining true to the experimental song-craft they displayed on 2014’s critically acclaimed Sunswimmer and their 2012 independent debut Yardboat. The album was recorded with producer David Barbe in Athens, GA at Chase Park Transduction Studio (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Bright Eyes, Drive-By Truckers.) Additional recording took place at Dogwood Lodge in Soddy Daisy, TN and at their home studio. New Madrid is made up of Phil McGill (guitar/vox,) Graham Powers (guitar/vox,) Ben Hackett (bass/vox,) and Alex Woolley (drums/percussion). Pre-orders for the album will be available soon. See below for album art and tracklisting.
SWMRS SHARE “DRIVE NORTH”
This morning, SWMRS surprised fans with the release of the title track of their forthcoming debut album Drive North. Listen to the Oakland band’s anthemic kiss-off to the city of Los Angeles via Soundcloud HERE.
J. KWEST NEW VIDEO
Taking a close and personal look at the bullying problem, “Don’t Push Me” tells a story that unfortunately is still too familiar for too many youth. Featuring the Soul Children of Chicago – a 60+ ensemble of city kids led by Dr. Walt Whitman – and produced by Hilton Wright II, J.Kwest has penned an anthem of self-affirmation and SPEAKING UP. As the stats at the end of the video remind us, 64% of kids that are bullied never say a word, and it’s changing lives.
Video: J.Kwest “Don’t Push Me (feat. Soul Children of Chicago)”
NO TIDE “INVERTED”
Lincoln, Nebraska’s No Tide are teaming up with Absolutepunk.net do their best conspiracy theory impression in their new music video for their song “Inverted”. The song comes from their debut full length entitled “Death Of The Sun” which is out now on 12″/CD/Digital via Take This To Heart Records and recorded by the lovely Jay Maas (Defeater, Polar Bear Club, Somos)
Watch “Inverted” Via Absolutepunk.net:
A$AP MOB RELEASES OFFICIAL NEW VERSION OF “YAMBORGHINI HIGH” FEATURING JUICY J
Fresh off the heels of their sold-out First Annual Yams Day Concert at NYC’s Terminal 5, A$AP Mob continues to honor their late visionary A$AP Yams with the official commercial release of “Yamborghini High” featuring Juicy J. Currently available at select digital music retailers, “Yamborghini High” features Mob members A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Nast and A$AP Ant.
SOMNA X AMY KIRKPATRICK
After receiving recognition for the most streamed trance track of 2015 on Beatport for “One Thing About You“, Somna and Amy Kirkpatrick reunite for the release of “Volcano”, OUT NOW on Go On Air Recordings.
VOLCANO begins a soft and steady pace as a rhythmic ballad with a mid chorus that speaks to even the most stubborn hearted listener, before propelling into a synth fueled swirl. Amy Kirkpatrick’s gentle yet striking vocals add the golden touch to an already stunning background, perfectly accompanying the intricate sounds of a piano melody. Piercing straight through our emotions like a dagger to the heart, Amy sings of a love on the brink of disaster. Leaving us with the lyrics, “I will never let you go.”
JACOB METCALF PREMIERES NEW SONG VIA THE ATLANTIC
North Texas musician Jacob Metcalf just released his first full-length solo effort, Fjord, last week. And while fans of his two longtime groups, Fox and the Bird and Dallas Family Band, might expect a similar rootsy update on rural American music, the sparsely orchestrated cinematic folk that sweeps through these 11 tracks are sure to cover the listener in permafrost and thaw them back out again.
YO GOTTI X FETTY WAP
New music video “Tell Me” Ft. Fetty Wap:
BLAZE YA DEAD HOMIE NSFW VIDEO
Blaze Ya Dead Homie has released a Horror themed music video for his track “Worm Food” from his new album The Casket Factory which was released on January 15th on Majik Ninja Entertainment. You can catch Blaze this February on The Casket Factory Tour.
THE ATTICS “NOT LIKE” VIDEO
The Attics release their new single ‘Not Like’ – an introspective, sweetly sarcastic exploration of what you call a “hometown.”
Returning to their roots for their latest release, ‘Not Like’ is quirky pop music, standing on the sidelines of a dancefloor. Sparse verses with minimal beats, choruses that show careful, yet catchy restraint and a twisted psych breakdown with a looping falsetto calling “hometown always is one place; she goes away, but always stays with me”. This is pop songwriting, flirting with deep layers of effected synthetic instruments and wonky bass lines.
CALL THE SHOTS “FANTASY”
5 piece, Call The Shots, who are renowned for their well-crafted, infectious and high-energy live show and stage antics, will release their highly anticipated new single titled ‘Fantasy’ on Monday February 1, the first to be taken from their third EP due out later this year.
It’s been almost twelve months since we’ve last heard from the Brisbane pop-punk/rockers and much has changed. They’ve further crafted their pop/punk roots which is evident in ‘Fantasy’, and introduce an impressive new line up featuring Michael Hermon (Guitar), Dylan Thompson (Guitar) and Harry White (Bass) alongside founding members Josh Setterfield (Vocals) and Riley Boyce (Drums).
WALK THE MOON ANNOUNCE “WORK THIS BODY” TOUR
Critically acclaimed alt pop band WALK THE MOON announces their “WORK THIS BODY” Tour. The band will kick off another round of explosive live shows on May 25th in San Diego and will be making stops in a number of major cities across the U.S. including Philadelphia, New York City, and Chicago. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th in select markets.
BARENAKED LADIES ANNOUNCE LAST SUMMER ON EARTH 2016
February 1, 2016 – Barenaked Ladies are once again taking their boisterous live shows to audiences nationwide this summer announcing Last Summer on Earth 2016 featuring special guests OMD and Howard Jones. The tour begins on June 3rd in Minneapolis, MN at The Cabooze. Pre-sale tickets are available on February 3rd at 10am local time, followed by a public sale on February 5th at 10am local time. VIP meet and greet packages will be available at every tour date and every ticket purchased will come with a digital copy of the forth-coming live album BNL Rocks Red Rocks plus an instant download of “ODDS ARE (live)”.