AUTOEROTIQUE NEW SINGLE PREVIEW
On the heels of this exciting nomination, Autoerotique is thrilled to announce the first single from his forthcoming Kids Don’t Care EP, “AUH”. Dropping Feb 12th, 2016, the bass-house heater contains a flurry of military percussion and rising synths, with titular vocals from Leah Culver.
Doubling as A&R for DIM MAK, Autoerotique remains a crucial part of the label’s history. In 2009, he made his label debut with “Gladiator,” a track that was remixed by the legendary late DJ AM & Steve Aoki, AC Slater and Klever. Since then, he’s remained a permanent fixture on the Top 100 charts – his landmark track “Feedback” with Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike peaking at #3 on Beatport’s Overall Top Ten tracks.
TINY KNIVES LP STREAM
This week, the outsider underground aficionados at Eolian Empire will issue the first proper vinyl release from Portland’s dismantling punk trio, TINY KNIVES, with the outfit’s teeth-smashing Black Haze LP. Noisey has let this unhinged riffathon out early with a full stream of the platter, the adjoining review boldly issuing of the band’s damaging ways, “TINY KNIVES sounds like nothing else that’s going on in music right now, which is a pretty massive feat for any band, let alone one with such a slim discography.”
MURA MASA CURRENT SINGLE “LOVE FOR THAT” (FEAT. SHURA)
Singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Mura Masa has announced details of co-headlining tour with his friend, British singer-songwriter Nao in May. The tour kicks off in Toronto on May 6th and visits New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Nao is a featured vocalist on Mura Masa’s track “Firefly,” off his Someday Somewhere EP.
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND MEMBERS SERENADE STAFF, PATIENTS DURING COLORADO HOSPITAL VISIT
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden and Bob Carpenter delivered the healing power of music to patients, visitors and staff during a visit to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colo.
“Our visit and tour of the hospital was the highlight of our weekend – getting to see firsthand the amazing work that the doctors, nurses and administrative staff are doing was humbling and inspiring. It was our pleasure to play a few tunes for the patients, their families and staff. We gained the most from that experience. We’re really glad we were there,” Jeff Hanna said.
BURNT PALMS SHARE STREAM OF FIERY GRUNGE-POP FULL LENGTH
Sometimes you hear about the syndrome of the “difficult third album”, but in this case the newest work unveiled by Seaside (CA) based Burnt Palms is their most inventive work to date. If the previous record The Girl You Knew thrived on the contrast between the compact sound of the garage guitars and the lightness of singer Riley’s voice (the preferred reference among reviewers has been the Dum Dum Girls), this time the writing shifted–pouring in indie-pop melodies and a predilaction for faster rhythms. The work in its entirety aquires a character of spontaneous vitality and immediacy that closely resembles historical formations of the nineties.
EVIDENCE OF DILATED PEOPLES AND LA EMCEE COOKBOOK ANNOUNCE NEW EP
LA hip-hop artists CookBook (of L.A. Symphony) and Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) are excited to announce their latest effort, A Whole New Cook. The seven track EP is the latest installment in the series from Cookbook which features a different producer for each project.
After a Phantom Menice with DJ Rhettmattic of the World Famous Beat Junkies, and Yes with Blu, this time around, Cook tosses the production keys to the enigmatic artist and producer Evidence to bring forth a new chapter not only in CookBook’s solo career, but in his personal life as well.
CookBook & Evidence discuss the making of their new release, “A Whole New Cook”:
BUY A TANK, GIVE A TANK
Bravado Designs, a world leader in intimate apparel for nursing moms, announces the Support Her Dream Campaign – a national commitment and call-to-action to support new mothers in need. With every purchase of the NEW Bravado Dream Nursing Tank ($55 US and $60 CAD) starting February 1st through April at www.bravadodesigns.com and national and specialty retailers, Bravado will donate a nursing tank to Baby Buggy® to help ensure moms in need have a successful start to their breastfeeding journey. The donation goal of 10,000 nursing tanks is valued at nearly half a million dollars and will be distributed to the organizations and communities Baby Buggy serves throughout North America.
This is among the largest one-time donations of nursing intimate apparel that Bravado has made to Baby Buggy, whose partnership has spanned more than five years. Baby Buggy provides critical child gear and other new mother essentials with important family services to break the multi-generational cycle of poverty.
WIZ KHALIFA X RIVEROCK CANNABIS
Multi-platinum-selling, Golden Globe and Grammy-nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa today announced his partnership with RiverRock Cannabis on an exclusive line of regulated cannabis products. The partnership with RiverRock marks Khalifa’s first such collaboration in the regulated cannabis industry and coincides with the recent renewal of his partnership with RAW Rolling Papers.
Khalifa also announced a new project, titled KHALIFA (Rostrum/Atlantic Recordings), which will be released via all digital retailers on Friday, February 5th. He teased the project during a video announcement over the holidays, thanking his fans for their support. Watch the full video announcement HERE. KHALIFA features music from the artist’s “lost files.” Still planning to release his highly anticipated 5th studio album ROLLING PAPERS 2 later this year, he’s treating fans to a cool collection of music he’s amassed over the last few years, including the songs “Celebrate” and just released “Bake Sale” featuring Travis Scott which saw 2.6 million streams in its first week.
“These products have taken years to perfect,” shared Wiz. “I’m really excited to finally share them with the public and to work with RiverRock to raise awareness and end cannabis prohibition nationwide.”
MANIPULATE “BEATEN PATH”
In less than two weeks, New York hardcore legion, MANIPULATE, will drop their Becoming Madness EP upon the ears of the masses. The record was captured during the Summer of 2015 by Jeff “Stress” Davis at Chopshop Studios with vocals recorded by John Grant at Madhouse NYC, mixed by Taylor Young at The Pit Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP LP STREAM
Ezekiel’s Hags is indisputably SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP’s most ambitious and meticulously-crafted material to date. Delivering a venomous mixture of violent, doom-ridden madness with a severe beckoning to the occult, the quintet has forged a monolithic album that transcends solitary genre classification without rewriting the rules. Recorded with engineer Paul Miner (Motörhead, Terror, Phobia), Ezekiel’s Hags bears fifty minutes of new material through eleven relentless songs that beat the listener into oblivion. Chock full of tortured vocals, gigantic riffs, and thunderous drums, this is music as vile as it can be.
“FUTURE SOUP” SINGLE
Following the success of their single “Metaphysical” on influential music label Counter Records last year, live electronic trio Autograf announce their EP Future Soup, set for release on March 11th. This week, the group has published the title track and first single from the five song showcase, “Future Soup.” A playful and vibrant hit that sets the tone for what’s the come, “Future Soup” effortlessly bounces between soulful vocals of Patrick Baker, bright percussion, and electrifying synths. The perfect follow on to the hype surrounding “Metaphysical.”
SOULWAX NEW SINGLE
After recent news that Belgian electro-rock heavyweights Soulwax will release the soundtrack for the Oscar-nominated director Felix Van Groeningen’s new film Belgica on February 26th (via Play It Again Sam), they have debuted a second, sultry cut from the album ‘The Best Thing’ by Charlotte on Konbini. The soundtrack as a whole is uniquely characterized by the fact that Soulwax created fictional bands to compose each track in line with the film’s narrative. The results are varied and brilliant. Previously they shared garage rock banger ‘How Long’ by the Shitz, which you can watch here. ‘The Best Thing’ takes a starkly different route, a glimmering, noir & B pop gem rife with moody electronics and evocative melodies. Charlotte seamlessly captures a temperament that’s both earnest and just a hint foreboding, showcased to perfection amidst Soulwax’s impeccable composing.
THE HOLY GASP NEW SINGLE
“The Mating Song” is a song about consensual but complicated fucking. The video follows this theme, with unbridled energy, to the animal world.
THE AFTERS NEW VIDEO “LIVE ON FOREVER”
Texas-based, four-piece band The Afters were propelled into the national spotlight with their FairTrade/Sony Music Label Group debut I Wish We All Could Win. The project spawned the swirling, melodic hit “Beautiful Love,” earning the band an enthusiastic following when the song was selected as the theme track for MTV’s “8th and Ocean.”
ERGO “THAT NEVER CAME” SINGLE
With his embrace of open space and strategic use of silence, trombonist, composer, and sonic architect Brett Sroka has honed an inviting improvisation-laced sound in his trio Ergo, an electro-acoustic group approach that often reveals astonishing, strangely beautiful and unexpected realms. What’s not surprising about Ergo is discovering Sroka’s affinity for Emily Dickinson, the poet whose radical concision and visionary deployment of silence is unmatched in the English language. Featuring drummer Shawn Baltazor and Sam Harris on piano, prepared piano and Fender Rhodes, Ergo’s third Cuneiform album As subtle as tomorrow is based on a brief and typically cryptic Dickinson verse. The project captures the latest evolution of Sroka’s singular vision.
ZENDAYA RELEASES “SOMETHING NEW” FEATURING CHRIS BROWN
Multi-talented actress, platinum-selling recording artist, and newly announced COVERGIRL, Zendaya, is quickly becoming one of this generation’s most influential rising stars.
Zendaya currently stars and co-produces the Disney Channel’s hit spy comedy “K.C. Undercover,” and is working on the follow up to her self-titled debut album, which yielded the platinum-certified single “Replay.” An NAACP, BMI and Teen Choice Award nominated entertainer, Zendaya has performed around the world, including at the White House.
DAEVID ALLEN FINAL ALBUM
Purple Pyramid Records will be releasing on February 12, 2016 the final album from legendary Daevid Allen, one of the most innovative music artists to emerge from this planet! Daevid Allen Weird Quartet is a recording project bringing together Daevid Allen, founder of The Soft Machine and Gong, with Don Falcone of Spirits Burning, Michael Clare of Daevid Allen’s University of Errors, and drummers Trey Sabatelli (The Tubes) and Paul Sears (The Muffins). “ELEVENSES” is the second album by this band, following 2005’s “DJDDAY”, which was released under the band name “Weird Biscuit Teatime.” Daevid Allen Weird Quartet “ELEVENSES” is the last band album that Daevid worked on before his death, in March of 2015.
Christopher David Allen (13 January 1938 – 13 March 2015), better known as Daevid Allen, sometimes credited as Divided Alien, was an Australian and had a brilliant career as a poet, musician, artist, and one-time cab driver that spanned over fifty years. Daevid was constantly pushing boundaries and was always the center of activity. He continually inspired those around him to be creative and to achieve their best.
BURAKA SOM SISTEMA ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN DATES FINAL TOUR
Legendary global dance music act Buraka Som Sistema, have spent the last decade influencing the electronic music world, bringing the sounds kuduro into the mainstream and putting the Lisbon music scene on the map. In celebration of their 10th anniversary, the five-person outfit will embark on one last tour followed by an indefinite hiatus. Stemming from insatiable fan requests, the tour will bring them to all the cities that Buraka had the most significant impact on. The band has chosen Colombia, England, The Netherlands, France, Germany, and the United States to make their final stops.
VERGE COLLECTION INVITE YOU ‘ROUND TO ‘OUR PLACE’
Every once in a while, a band comes along that effortlessly taps into the zeitgeist of modern Australian youth. So you could say Perth outfit Verge Collection are pretty damn special. The video for their debut single, ‘Our Place’, is a canny, uproarious and larrikin-esque offering. Just to really hammer the point home, the clip premiered on Home and Hosed last week – arguably the most Aussie music blog of all.
FEMME “LIGHT ME UP”
Led by glistening new single ‘Light Me Up’, this kaleidoscopic collection takes a journey through high pedigree, female-powered pop referencing sixties girl groups, seventies disco divas, nineties chart icons and modern day bass-fiends. All channelled through FEMME’s singular, modish filter. With the hype machine topping, incendiary singles ‘Fever Boy’, ‘Gold’ and ‘S.O.S.’ also in tow, ‘Debutante’ is a reminder that whether raunchy, heart-breaking, energising or empowering, pop music should always be one thing: fun.
Gurus is a big multimedia project based in Brooklyn, NY, with street percussion, saxophone, voices, visuals, and printed material, singing about a cult and at times resembling one. The band will release their debut album Unconditional Surrender on May 6. This week, the band just revealed the album’s first single “Believers.” Pure Volume premiered “Believers” and the song is also available to share via SoundCloud. PureVolume says, “Newcomer Gurus is one of the positive creative projects to come from Brooklyn-based musician/bandleader Michael Friedrich’s ongoing sobriety. Teaming up with a talented batch of musicians, Friedrich formed Gurus as he reflected on the experience. Friedrich went from addictive isolation to immersion in the new communities Gurus and sobriety offered.”
MEMOTONE NEW SINGLE
25-year old Bristol based multi-instrumentalist Memotone (aka William Yates) returns with a bleak, beautiful and politicised new album, set for release on electronic mavens Black Acre in April.
His new album “CHIME Hours” follows his stunning debut LP “I Sleep. At Walking.” A master of 11 instruments, Memotone comes from a family of artists and grew up on a diet of grunge, minimal classical compositions and electronic music. Yates is also an illustrator and film composer (he recently sound-tracked a horror serial produced by Eli Roth), something that runs deep within his avant-garde productions.
JEFF LYNNE’S ELO TO PERFORM THREE SHOWS AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL FIREWORKS FINALE
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today that Jeff Lynne’s ELO is set to perform three shows at the Hollywood Bowl for the Fireworks Finale on September 9, 10 & 11. Joined by the strings of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Wilkins, these concerts mark the first time the band has played at the iconic venue. With the exception of a club show to celebrate the release of the album, this is also the first time Jeff Lynne’s ELO has performed in Los Angeles in nearly 30 years.
On November 13, 2015, Jeff Lynne’s ELO released Alone In The Universe on Columbia Records, the first album of all-new music released by the band in over a decade. The album received critical and fan praise alike, prompting NPR to hail the first single, “When I Was a Boy,” as “vintage ELO, with Lynne’s signature chord progressions, string flourishes and a wistful but infectious melody.” Of the album, Rolling Stone raved, “Lynne definitely picked the right moment to reactivate ELO, waiting until he had a top-notch album ready to go — the excellent new Alone In The Universe, their finest since 1981’s Time.”
NICK PRATT “2DAMNHARD” VIDEO
Nicholas ‘Nick’ Pratt is no stranger to music, the stage, or commanding an audience. From “Funkytown” Fort Worth, Texas, Nick grew up with a part-time DJ for a father, and found his way on any stage or in any choir that would have him. Crate digging and performing at an early age groomed Nick into learning music, genres, and more importantly his calling. While in fourth grade, freestyling entered the picture and a rhythmically appealing Three Six Mafia was the motivation. As the years went by, Nick progressed into battle rapping and ultimately recording songs, but this was no surprise if you heard him singing or rapping in the hallways at school. Music ran through his veins.
HARRY MARSHALL NEW SINGLE
Harry Marshall is an Australian songwriter, recently relocated to France. The last year has seen Harry solidify his sound to a fascination in 80’s styled synths and electric guitar, which has produced a nostalgic driving sound to his works as he often stays to the home of a rhythmic acoustic guitar.
Canal states, “Often times there’s a certain item, scent, or something else that lets us hold onto something palpable, that represents an era in our lives.” A song may remind someone of a friend or loved one who has passed away, or moved on. For Canal, a pair of shoes evoke memories of a lover who has come and gone. These shoes harbour both incredible and fatal moments of a relationship–they are an artifact that once embodied love, but now represent the absence of it.
LO’99 & RAY FOXX “THE LICK/VOLTS”
LO’99 and Ray Fox kick-start 2016 by delivering an addictive 2 track EP on Sharam Jey’s Bunny Tiger Dubs imprint. The gents have spawned two jacking, upfront club jams, ones that shouldn’t go amiss on any clued up dancefloor. The Lick, driven by it’s chunky bassline synth alongside sharp high-hats and somewhat melancholic breaks, aims to throw you back in over and over again with it’s absorbing groove – complimented by Volts, which still maintains that atmospheric breakdown before you’re hooked into it’s equally beefy yet hypnotic bassline, not to mention it’s pumping four to the floor beats.
HERETIC’s DREAM NEW VIDEO
Italian progressive rock/metal band HERETIC’s DREAM premieres a new video for the song ‘Secret Place’, taken from the fortcoming album ‘Floating State Of Mind’, out on February 12, 2016 via Sliptrick Records. The video can be viewed below. HERETIC’s DREAM to be announced two new live dates supporting Eluveitie in Ukraine and Belarus.
ZAYN TO MAKE SOLO TV DEBUT
ZAYN is set to make his debut TV performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on February 17th. This appearance marks ZAYN’s first as a solo artist and comes in anticipation of his eagerly awaited debut album, MIND OF MINE, available March 25th on RCA Records.
ONLY GIRL “YOUNG BLOOD”
Hailing from South East London, Only Girl, aka Ellen Murphy, has been honing her own brand of soulful, understated pop with soaring R&B infused melodies, since her critically acclaimed 2014 debut ‘Feel It’.
With the success of second single ‘Remains’ under her belt along with two sold-out headline shows and a highly-praised release with long-term collaborators Zero 7, Only Girl returns with the beautifully heartfelt ‘Young Blood’, released on February 5th. The track is taken from the upcoming ‘Young Blood EP’, released March 11th via Akira Records & supported by PRS Foundation for Music.
THE DEAD WEATHER UNVEIL STRIKING VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “IMPOSSIBLE WINNER”
The Dead Weather have premiered their chilling and striking new video for “Impossible Winner.” The second single and official music video from 2015’s acclaimed DODGE AND BURN, “Impossible Winner” debuts today exclusively on the front page of global music and entertainment platform TIDAL and is available to watch in full without a subscription for 24 hours only. The video – directed by Sophie Muller and Ross McDowell – will be released worldwide via The Dead Weather’s official VEVO channel tomorrow, February 5th, at 10 am ET.
ELLE KING’S DEBUT ALBUM LOVE STUFF CERTIFIED GOLD BY THE RIAA
Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song GRAMMY® nominee ELLE KING announces today that her debut album LOVE STUFF has been certified gold by the RIAA. Elle will be performing her brand new single “America’s Sweetheart” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on February 11.
THE HOLY GASP DEBUT’S NEW VIDEO
Join our band, The Holy Gasp on a perfectly wholesome outing to the cinema, where we embark upon a wild adventure through the sacred mating habits of the earthbound human.
“The Mating Song” is a song about consensual but complicated fucking.
SUMMER HEART RELEASES NEWEST SINGLE “PRETTY HAZE”
Summer Heart’s newest track, “Pretty Haze,” will be available on Spotify tomorrow, February 5th, 2016. Streaming available via Soundcloud before official release on February 19, 2016. “Pretty Haze” is the first single from Summer Heart’s new EP, which drops later this year.
BORIS With MERZBOW ON ROLLING STONE
BORIS with MERZBOW today offer up a first-time premiere a two new tunes from their forthcoming collaborative release, Gensho, set for unveiling March 18th via Relapse Records. Both artists’ contributions to the album are intended to be played simultaneously, and you can now stream BORIS’ “Heavy Rain” alongside MERZBOW’s “Goloka Pt. 2” via Rolling Stone at THIS LOCATION. The tracks are also available for streaming separately.
BROKEN CHARA NEW VIDEO
Truth Hurts is Broken Chakra’s second video off their sophomore EP. Circle of Truth. The rowdy fusion of Hardcore Punk and Hip Hop sensibilities is a crowd favourite and looks to showcase the bands ferocious sound. Shot in Essex and again returning to the talents of Will Wright as director of this latest visual showcase of Broken Chakra’s angry sound, the video is sure to solidify the bands message on this song and EP. With a headline show on the 20th February at the Black Heart in Camden and European Tours for later in the year, the band look ready to continue their uncompromising onslaught on the music scene
See the new video here:
SULTAN + SHEPARD “BRING ME BACK”
Grammy nominated Sultan + Shepard have proved to be more than just a one hit wonder. Earning a Grammy nomination for their remix of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven”, the duo has produced quite a few festival hits including “Walls”, “All These Roads”, “When We Were Young” and their most recent remix of Rudimental’s “Lay It All On Me feat. Ed Sheeran”. Equally impressive are their massive collaborations with electronic dance acts like Tiësto, Dillon Francis, Nervo, Fedde le Grand and Canadian Indie Pop duo Tegan & Sara as well as co-writing David Guetta’s worldwide hit “Bad” featuring Vassy.
ELEPHANT STONE SHARE NEW SINGLE
After a wild tour through the west coast of the United States and Canada in November, Elephant Stone are strapping down their sitar and vintage guitar gear, and heading out on at US tour (plus honorary American city, Toronto) which has the band in and out of Austin for SXSW. To coincide with the tour announce, the band are presenting another smash song, “Where I’m Going” which features a newer sound that the band has been absolutely killing it with recently.
NADA SURF RELEASES FIRST VIDEO FROM NEW RECORD
Nada Surf has released the first video from their new album YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. The euphoric clip directed by Spencer Gentz depicts a typical corporate office meeting being transformed into joyful mayhem. It was appropriately picked up by the Wall Street Journal who gave the video its premiere today.
HAKKASAN GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 POOL SEASON OPENING DATES
Global hospitality company Hakkasan Group, announced today the anticipated start to the 2016 pool season as WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand, LIQUID Pool Lounge at Aria Resort & Casino and Bare Pool Lounge at the Mirage Hotel & Casino will open doors Friday, March 11. To kick off the start of what is sure to be an unforgettable summer, each daytime hot spot will host special grand opening events in April welcoming pool goers to soak up the sun while enjoying performances by some of the world’s most renowned DJs.
THE LITTLE FLAMES NEW SINGLE
Signed to legendary indie label Deltasonic, the band toured extensively during their first years, releasing edgy and anarchic singles Goodbye Little Rose and Put Your Dukes Up, John. Their sound continued to evolve as they absorbed and reformulated an array of influences, ranging from krautrock, Motown and 60s garage, to film music and the symphonic pop of artists like Serge Gainsbourg and Françoise Hardy. In the sessions leading up to the recording of their debut album, working with producer Central Nervous System (AKA Joe Fearon), the band’s early spiky sound gave way to something altogether darker and more expansive.
PROBLEM DAUGHTER DEBUT “LIKE A DOG”
Salt Lake City pop-punk outfit PROBLEM DAUGHTER have just premiered “Like A Dog”, a brand new track off their upcoming album “Fits of Disorganized Boredom” and it very likely will be the catchiest damn punk song you hear this year. Stream it and see what we mean right here.
ANDY FERRO NEW SINGLE “CRYSTAL TONGUE”
“Crystal Tongue” (SoundCloud), the (inter)stellar second single from Andy Ferro’s debut album Muirhead (out February 26th via Rough Beast Records, cassette pre-order). Andy Ferro’s dusty, lo-fi folk-pop songs recall legendary songwriters from the golden era of the 1950’s and 60’s, which has already garnered him comparisons to Syd Barrett and Buddy Holly, even Sgt. Pepper’s-era Beatles.
EMMY THE GREAT ON SPIN
“Her latest single, ‘Part of Me,’ is an uplifting challenge to her biting isolation. Over ever-changing piano chords and quiet bass, Emmy’s gentle vocals sing of togetherness: “You are a part of me, your heart is a part of me.”-SPIN