THE LUMINEERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM & “OPHELIA”
The Lumineers announced today the release of their second album Cleopatra via Dualtone, an Entertainment One company, on April 8th. In addition the Lumineers have announced the first leg of their World tour commencing April 14th in the UK. The band also shares their first single “Ophelia” which can be heard here. It took four years for The Lumineers (Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites and Neyla Pekarek) to follow up their platinum-plus, multi-Grammy-nominated, self-titled debut – which spent 46 weeks on the Billboard 200 and peaked at #2 — but Cleopatra is well worth the wait. After exploding onto the scene with their monster single, “Ho Hey” (which spent a staggering 62 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #3) and its follow-up, “Stubborn Love” (recently featured on President Barack Obama’s Spotify playlist), The Lumineers spent a solid three years touring six of the seven continents. During that time, The Lumineers earned a pair of Grammy nominations (Best New Artist, Best Americana Album), contributed two songs to The Hunger Games franchise (including the hit Jennifer Lawrence/James Newton Howard collaboration, “The Hanging Tree”) and sold an impressive 1.7 million albums in the U.S., and 3 million worldwide.
B3D RELEASES REMIX TO “TOM’S DINER”
New York-based electropop, house duo, B3D, release their remix to Suzanne Vega’s hit song, “Tom’s Diner.” The track was exclusively premiered on PopWrapped, who raved, “By combining their individual talents and experiences, B3D have created some of the most unique sounds to hit the airwaves in years. Mixing strong and tight musicianship with influences within the popular and classical music genres, the duo really are a dream team.”
The duo is composed of Bruno Sutter and Deborah Robb. Sutter started his professional career as a music engineer at the legendary Hit Factory in NYC, after graduating from the Institute of Audio Research. He then went on to work with major artists, such as Kanye West, Beyonce, Mary J Blidge, Missy Elliot, Justin Bieber and Prince Royce, both as an engineer and a musician. Robb employs a high level of programming skills using the latest digital audio software for her arrangements and compositions. She is a classically trained pianist, who received her bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from The Boston Conservatory and her master’s degree from Mannes College the New School for Music in Piano Performance. She has studied with pianists Meng Cheh Liu, Max Levinson and Jerome Rose.
ANDREW BIRD LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE “CAPSIZED”
Andrew Bird has always been highly respected and has held a captive audience with his story telling prowess, but it’s with his new album, ‘Are You Serious’, that he has made a breakthrough record. Coming April 1st via his new label home Loma Vista Recordings (Spoon, St. Vincent, HEALTH) and produced by Tony Berg, the album propels him into a new category of American songwriters. It’s his most direct lyrically to date with key contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills.
THE DEAD WEATHER SHARE “IMPOSSIBLE WINNER” VIDEO ON VEVO
The Dead Weather have released their chilling and striking new video for “Impossible Winner” on VEVO. The second single and official music video from 2015’s acclaimed DODGE AND BURN was directed by Sophie Muller and Ross McDowell. Watch it now HERE.
THE CHAINSMOKERS RELEASE NEW TRACK “DON’T LET ME DOWN” FT. DAYA
DJ/producer duo The Chainsmokers have released their brand new track “Don’t Let Me Down.” The haunting banger, which premiered on Sirius BPM, features vocals from 17-year-old singer Daya – check it out HERE.
PANIC! AT THE DISCO TO PERFORM TODAY ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
Tune in to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on NBC today at 4:00pm* to catch Panic! At The Disco perform “Victorious”.
TRIXIE WHITLEY’S “SOFT SPOKEN WORDS”
Trixie Whitley’s highly anticipated new album, Porta Bohemica, is out today. The follow up to her critically acclaimed debut Fourth Corner, Whitley’s prismatic artistry on Porta Bohemica reflects electronica, R&B, the vulnerable ethos of singer-songwriters, and the unapologetic individuality of punk rock. Although her previous effort reflects her broad tastes, it is with this new record that Whitley creates a transcendent musical miscellany. It even took chucking an earlier version of the record and starting over to achieve the meaning and mastery displayed in Porta Bohemica, which flourished with the help of producer Gus Seyffert (Beck, The Black Keys) and Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace, Ultraísta).
EXTERMINATION TEMPLE NEW EP
Cryptic Swedish outfit, EXTERMINATION TEMPLE, is preparing for the release of the outfit’s first vinyl release with the Lifeless Forms 7″ EP in early March.
EXTERMINATION TEMPLE is another project from the same artist who crafts the blackened hardcore madness of Broken Cross, and while the outfit’s self-titled 2014 cassette demo was an equal mix of black and death metal, the impending Lifeless Forms 7″ is undoubtedly overall more death metal. The creepy and twisted sound carries direct influences from old-school Swedish death metal, with elements of hardcore and experimental/atmospheric influences, and lyrics that deal with death, mental illness, and morbidity.
Milan, Italy based Rock / Metal band Mellowtoy has released the music video for their track “Dead Colours” (originally premiering with Metal Underground) from their album “Lies” which is available on iTunes now. The animated video was written and directed by The Jack Stupid and features a silent creature attempting to bend the laws of nature to feel less lonely.
GAVIN JAMES’ DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM
Gavin James’ debut studio album, Bitter Pill, will be released in the U.S. and Canada on March 11 via Capitol Records. Recorded in London and Los Angeles with producers Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Sam Smith) and Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, Florence + The Machine), Bitter Pill features 12 original songs plus the Dublin-based artist’s interpretation of The Magnetic Fields’ “The Book Of Love.” See below for the complete track listing.
The pre-order for Bitter Pill launched today at:
DEFTONES TO RELEASE BRAND-NEW STUDIO ALBUM – GORE – ON APRIL 8TH
Multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Deftones have announced that they will release their eagerly awaited eighth studio album, entitled GORE, on April 8th via Warner Bros. Records. GORE is available for pre-order beginning today at http://www.deftones.com. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the first single, “Prayers/Triangles.” The album was produced by Matt Hyde and Deftones.
Says Deftones singer Chino Moreno of the album: “Out of respect for Pac, Big, Stevie, Michael, Hendrix, Gore is ONE of the greatest albums not the greatest, just one of.”
CHASE RICE SENDS “WHISPER” TO FANS AND DIGITAL RETAILERS TODAY, FEBRUARY 5
Chase Rice started this week off with a nomination for ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year, an honor well deserved after years of hitting every dive bar within a 12-hour radius of his home state of North Carolina before making Nashville his home to professionally pursue his passion. Since then, he has not only carved his own unique path, but has also been praised for “the clever ways he’s found to enliven this new country trend” (Associated Press) and that evolution continues today with the release of “Whisper,” his new single available at digital retailers now, February 5 (going for adds at country radio on Monday, Feb. 29). The kinetic, dubstep-infused tune is the first sampling from Rice’s highly anticipated new album, an as-yet-untitled follow-up to his chart-topping debut Ignite the Night, expected later this year via Columbia Nashville / Dack Janiels Records.
THE COATHANGERS “MAKE IT RIGHT”
The Coathangers mark their ten-year anniversary as a band with the release of their fifth studio album, Nosebleed Weekend, on April 15, 2016 through Seattle-based label Suicide Squeeze.
Nosebleed Weekend comes on the heels of the band’s highly-praised 2014 release Suck My Shirt. They toured non-stop for eighteen months on Suck My Shirt, with appearances at festivals like Riot Fest, Burgerama, TBD Fest, Sled Island, Festival d’été de Québec and Capitol Hill Block Party; and toured with bands like The Black Lips and The Growlers. Kim Gordon even named their May 2015 show at Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown, CA as #1 on her Top 10 List of 2015 in Artform Magazine.
BRILLZ RELEASES EXCLUSIVE “GEEKIN” REMIXES VIA BITTORRENT BUNDLE
Looking for more Twonk? Look no further. Brillz’ 2015 Geekin EP was a heavy, high-octane dose of trap bangers. And if by some miracle your speakers survived, well: the producer’s come back to finish them off. Today, Brillz is premiering 7 new Geekin remixes, featuring new takes from Halfway House, Dabow, Trollphace, JayKode, Lil Texas, Drunken Masters and Ray Volpe. Download the Bundle below to unlock the full remix collection. With love and apologies to your sound system.
TRAE THE TRUTH ALBUM STREAM
Houston veteran and Southern Rap legend Trae Tha Truth returns today with his 8th solo studio album Tha Truth 2, premiered by The FADER. The album release and FADER premiere comes hot on the heels of the T.I., B.o.B, and Ink-assisted single “Let Me Live,” which debuted on Ebro Darden’s Beats1/Apple Music show last night, as well as the reveal of Trae’s “Crazy” music video, which dropped earlier this week on FuseTV. Trae Tha Truth’s Tha Truth 2 album follows additional single releases “Takers” with Quentin Miller, “All Good” with T.I., Rick Ross, and Audio Push, and “Slugs” featuring Young Thug. As is to be expected with Trae, Tha Truth 2 boasts a wide range of features from bonafide superstars Wiz Khalifa, T.I., and Rick Ross to street rap vets like Yo Gotti to top notch newcomers such as Watch the Duck and Quentin Miller.
TOYBOY X ROBIN
Toyboy & Robin Debuts “Borrowed” ft. Gyptian & L Marshall Track, out now via Big Beat!
ERIC PRYDZ ‘OPUS’
Eric Prydz today releases his debut album Opus. Clocking in at 19 tracks, Opus is a personal narrative through the diverse and rich soundscapes that make up one of electronic music’s most unique and respected producers.
Spin named Opus their album of the week, describing it as “an iconic collection of 21st-century house music that’s so expansive and far-reaching it outgrows its very genre, unable to be contained within any four-walled enclosure.”
SALUTE VIDEO “DIAMOND”
Following the release of his breakthrough EP Gold Rush on 37 Adventures, producer salute has debuted the colorful video for track ‘Diamond (Gold Rush)’ on DIY. ‘Diamond (Gold Rush)’ sees shimmering orchestrations swell into the track’s sultry, synth-dropping apex. And—as the title suggests—shines just bright enough to mask its own jagged edges. The video, directed by Davy Evans, pairs the track with an onslaught of neon, underwater psychedelia.
ELLIPHANT PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “STEP DOWN”
Today, Elliphant premiered the official video for her brand new single “Step Down.” The dapper but debaucherous video was directed by Liza Minou Morberg and premiered today via Pitchfork.com. “Step Down” is Elliphant’s first official single taken from her forthcoming US debut album “Living Life Golden.”
“HALIFAX” A NEW SONG FROM PETE YORN
“Halifax” – a song from Pete Yorn’s forthcoming album, ArrangingTime – was released today and can be heard on Spotify and VEVO. Set for release on March 11, ArrangingTime is Yorn’s sixth full-length studio album and first for Capitol Records. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will instantly receive “Halifax” plus “Lost Weekend” and “Summer Was a Day.” Deluxe bundles may be pre-ordered directly from PeteYorn.com.
FRANK TURNER “MITTENS”
Turner is launching the EP alongside a new interactive website that echoes the song’s backstory. “’Mittens’ is a song about taking a risk for someone and letting your guard down,” Turner says. “It’s based on a real experience I had where I was bothered about not getting a reply from someone, so I got obsessed with used postcards on a visit to a thrift store in New York. In the end she never did write back, but I like to think the risk was worth it, and I learned from the experience. With that in mind, I thought it would be cool to set up a website where people can send (virtual) postcards to each other, and use the opportunity to say something meaningful, to take a risk, and see what comes back. The video ties in with all of this — and my Elvis obsession — sometimes it’s still worth it, even if you lose.”
WIZ KHALIFA SPARKS UP 2016 WITH “KHALIFA”
“KHALIFA” is a treat for all the Taylor Gang fans while they await Wiz’s upcoming 4th solo studio album “Rolling Papers 2”. The project showcases songs like “Celebrate (Feat. Rico Love),” “Call Waiting” and a sweet collaboration with his son Sebastian on “Zoney.” “KHALIFA” arrives on the heels of the most extraordinary year of the rap superstar’s already amazing career, highlighted of course by the worldwide #1 single, “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth. Found on Atlantic Records’ FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK, the official musical companion to Universal’s record-breaking action-thriller, the epochal hit single is currently nominated in three leading categories for the upcoming 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, including “Song of the Year,” “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,” and “Best Song Written For Visual Media.” The GRAMMY® Awards will be held on Monday, February 18th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS from 8-11:30 pm (ET/PT).
LA PUNK QUARTET FEELS SHARE FRENZIED “TELL ME” AT THE FADER
Get a load of Castle Face Records’ first local release from their new home in east LA: native Angeleno 4-piece Feels and their debut self titled LP.
VICETONE REMIX BOB MARLEY
Vicetone introduce their latest remix of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” available now for free download. Building off the reggae classic, Vicetone display their production skills, injecting distorted vocals that sit perfectly atop percussive beats and piano instrumentation. Evoking a warm familiar feeling, the duo’s dream-like rendition is suitable for any listening scenario.
Vicetone says, “Remixing Bob Marley was one of the most exciting and challenging projects thus far for us. Our goal was to have this legendary track appeal to today’s dance music community, while keeping the feel and emotion of the original song alive. It’s a track that works well at a big festival, in a club, or just for casual listening purposes and that’s why we are very happy with it! We have felt so much support from our fans lately that we wanted to give something back with this free release.”
FIORIOUS NEW VIDEO
After releasing the Danceteria EP last year, the Bronx-born Fiorious is back with the lead single from his anticipated sophomore album, No Immunity, written over the course of one night with frequent collaborator and Italian house heavyweight, Scuola Furano (aka BAWRUT), “No Immunity” is a sophisticated foray into disco-funk and golden-age house music – with a modern twist.
GRAMMY AWARD WINNER SEAL CAST AS PONTIUS PILATE IN “THE PASSION”
Grammy Award-winning recording artist and singer/songwriter Seal has been cast in the role of Pontius Pilate in THE PASSION, a two-hour epic musical event airing LIVE from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Seal joins previously announced host and narrator Tyler Perry, and cast members Jencarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Prince Royce (the disciple Peter) and Trisha Yearwood (Mary, the mother of Jesus).
THE PASSION, written by Peter Barsocchini (“High School Musical”), tells the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth through passages from the Bible and a variety of contemporary popular music, sung by the cast, and arranged specifically for this event by executive producer and hit music producer Adam Anders (“Glee,” “Rock of Ages”). Set in modern day, the event will follow the dramatic and inspirational story of Jesus of Nazareth, as he presides over the Last Supper, and then is betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected.
DIERKS BENTLEY TO BE FEATURED IN EXHIBITION AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME ® AND MUSEUM
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore the life and career of multi-platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley with the exhibition Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory, presented by Citi, which opens March 4, 2016, and runs through Sept. 6, 2016. The exhibition will include stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, photos and more from Bentley’s personal collection.
To celebrate the launch of the exhibit, the museum will host a special appearance by the “Somewhere on a Beach” singer on Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m., in the museum’s 800-seat CMA Theater. Bentley will discuss his career and perform a short acoustic set. The program will be hosted by museum editor Peter Cooper.
REED TURCHI PREMIERES NEW TRACK VIA POPMATTERS
After four albums fronting his blues-rock trio TURCHI, Memphis-based musician Reed Turchi is set to release his solo debut effort, Speaking in Shadows on March 4th. Revealing musical and songwriting influences ranging from Randy Newman and JJ Cale to Beck, T Rex and Tinariwen, Turchi steps out from behind the gruff fuzz into a multi-faceted sound built on finely crafted songs and ear- & rear-moving grooves. Featuring an all-star group of musicians, including drummer Paul Taylor and saxophonist Art Edmaiston (Gregg Allman Band), Andrew Trube and Anthony Farrell (Greyhounds), and renowned Italian guitarist Adriano Viterbini, Speaking in Shadows is built on a foundation of Memphis groove and fat-back rhythm. Fresh textures abound, from the carnival of sounds on tongue-in-cheek “Drawn and Quartered” to the heartbreaking vocals of Heather Moulder on the spare, haunting lead track “Pass Me Over.”
MIIKE SNOW DROP “I FEEL THE WEIGHT”
Miike Snow released “I Feel The Weight,” another new track from the trio’s forthcoming album iii out everywhere March 4 via Downtown/Atlantic Records. Listen to “I Feel The Weight” here. “ ‘I Feel The Weight’ sees the band venture down an undeniably melancholic path, with deep vocoder clad vocals is soaring synth work that stir up all the emotions,” hails Vice’s i-D.
NICO YARYAN SHARES “DRIFTIN” (DEMO) WITH DIY MAG
Ahead of a sold out show with Albert Hammond Jr in the Roxy in LA and tour dates in Paris and London, Nico Yaryan has shared a new track, “Driftin” with DIY Mag. Already featured on Spotify’s Viral Charts with over 1.3 million streams on his first single “Just Tell Me,” “Drifting” is another glimpse into the luscious classic sound of Nico Yaryan.
VP RECORDS REMEMBERS “THE CROWN PRINCE OF REGGAE” DENNIS BROWN
February 1st, marked the late reggae and lover’s rock icon Dennis Brown’s 59th birthday. Hailed by NPR Morning Edition as one of the 50 great voices of all time and by Bob Marley as one of the best reggae singers in the world – the revered Jamaican icon began his recording career at the tender age of 11 and has more than 75 albums to date. Even though he passed away at the early age of 42, his music and legacy lives on.
VP Records, reggae’s leading distributor and label, will pay homage this spring with an extensive tribute album We Remember Dennis Brown of his timeless hits covered by some reggae and r&b’s most renowned artists today. Each song was re-produced by Jamaican legend Clive Hunt with his all-star team of musicians to give each song an authentic yet fresh feel.
NEW COMMUNITY FOR MUSIC: ORFIUM
“After experiencing many frustrations with SoundCloud, misleading billing tactics of ReverbNation, and the lack of audience engaging features for non-artist users on Bandcamp, we decided to solve the problems by creating Orfium.
It’s an open free hosting platform and social marketplace for musicians, and a music discovery and listening platform for fans. Content providers are in complete control of how their music gets heard with no long-term contracts, and all services simply offered non-exclusvely whenever possible, period.
If you currently have music on SoundCloud you can simply have it all imported to Orfium automatically to make the switch simple. See below to learn more about what we do and start uploading today.”
ARO REVEALS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “COCAINE STYLE”
Today, ARO (aka Aimée Rachel Osbourne) revealed the official video for her brand new teaser track titled “Cocaine Style.” “Cocaine Style” is available worldwide digitally from today and is accompanied by the haunting new video which premiered today via Noisey.com.
PENTAGRAM ANNOUNCES HEADLINING MARCH TOUR DATES
Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band, Pentagram, has announced a batch of headlining U.S. tour dates this March. Touring in support of its latest album Curious Volume, which released last summer on Peaceville Records, Pentagram will be joined on the road by Mondo Drag and King Giant. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
Pentagram has also launched a new official website at:
Montreal beat king Shash’U is back with a new video from his ultra-funky, ’80s-inspired PWRFNK EP. Putting a playfully creepy spin on his roots in the professional street dance world, this body part-swapping clip takes viewers to “the lab” for real.
INDIE ARTIST THE TVC RELEASES NEW VIDEO,“ MOVE UP “ FT. CONNOR FOLEY
LA-based singer-songwriter/producer The TVC (Spencer Riley) announces the release of his new video “Move up,” featuring Connor Foley. Described as a hybrid of alternative rock with upbeat indie vibes, The TVC was initially forged as a creative outlet by frontman Spencer Riley but turned into a successful project that has produced, collaborated and written with artists and songwriters such as Jayme Dee, Mariah McManus, Trent Dabbs and many others. Watch the new video for “Move Up” HERE.
ANIQATIA NEW SONG “FEBRUARY”
As Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based ANIQATIA prepares for the release of their sophomore EP, Luminous, through Nefarious Industries in March, the opening track, “February,” has seen an early premiere through the operators of Heavy Blog Is Heavy.
GANZ RELEASES ‘GAOBEAR’
Netherlands producer Jordy Saämena aka GANZ returns with the exceptional production and unapologetically bold vocals of ‘GAOBEAR’ (Feat. Dusty). Following the success of his Hermitude x Flume ‘Hyperparadise’ remix which hit 2.8 million Soundcloud plays and his Alison Wonderland ‘I Want U’ flip, the genre mashing renegade will release his third EP ‘GAO’ in April this year via his own label The Hard Headed.
YOUNG THUG UNVEILS “I’m Up”
In his ever evolving, unpredictable style, 300 Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Young Thug, has morphed the title of “SLIME SEASON 3” into the release of “I’m Up.” What was once going to be known as the third installment of the ATL-based rapper’s acclaimed “SLIME SEASON” mixtape trilogy is now the start of a whole new enterprise.
BROOKE CANDY RELEASES NEW TRACK FOR “HAPPY DAYS”
“Happy Days” was written by Brooke and Talay Riley (Ellie Goulding, Usher) and produced by More Mega. The track was also executively produced by mentor and label-mate SIA.
PARSON JAMES PREMIERES LIVE VIDEO FOR “STOLE THE SHOW”
Southern soul-pop artist and RCA signee Parson James has released his highly anticipated debut The Temple EP today. The 5-track release is available now on iTunes and Spotify and features fan favorites “Sinner Like You,” the original version of “Stole The Show,” his current single “Temple,” plus 2 previously unreleased tracks titled “Slow Dance With The Devil” and “Waiting Game.”
DEATH LULLABY’S “WORMZ”
Death Lullaby just dropped their newest single: title track “WORMZ”, off of their upcoming LP! Available worldwide on April 15th! Watch the music video now, exclusively on It Djents TV! The song features Fred Beaulieu from Beheading of a King!
NICK URB “BROTHERS”
Yesterday 26-year-old singer songwriter Nick Urb premiered his newest single “Brothers” on Sunset in the Rearview who compared Nick’s clean and wistful voice to Ed Sheeran, noting “Urb’s bittersweet folk ballads center around his artful delivery, leaving just enough space for some production nuance to support the heart-melting quality of his songwriting.
MSTR ROGERS REVEALS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “I’LL TAKE YOU”
Fresh from the top of the Spotify Global Viral Charts and 1.2 Million streams on his debut release “I’ll Take You,” MSTR ROGERS returns today with his first Official Video out on Big Beat Records. Shot in Thamesmead, London, made famous by Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. The narrative follows MSTR ROGERS on a journey as he becomes a modern day Robin Hood, saving people from realities of their mundane lives. Taking them from a lackluster grey world into one of excitement and magical colour.
CUSTOMINK BUYS REPRESENT
CustomInk, the leader in custom apparel and accessories for groups and communities, today announced its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Represent, a Los Angeles-based social commerce startup that helps influencers like actors, athletes, musicians, and thought leaders create and sell limited-run t-shirts and merchandise to their fans and followers. With its roots in celebrity-backed social media fundraising campaigns, Represent has attracted high-profile investors including Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary of Sound Ventures, James Franco, and WME/IMG.
RIP JON BUNCH
Musician Jon Bunch passed away on Sunday, January 31 at the age of 45.
The popular vocalist who over his decades-long career, fronted such beloved bands as Reason To Believe/Sense Field and Further Seems Forever, and more recently War Generation and Lucky Scars, went on to influence a generation of artists including Jimmy Eat World, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carabba and Bob Nanna, who upon learning of his passing, took to social media to pay tribute to the singer.
NEW SWEDISH DJ TOBTOK’S “FAST CAR” FT. RIVER
Latium Entertainment is founded by Charles and Deby Chavez and is a joint-venture with RCA Records and Sony Music International. Latium Entertainment will serve as a record label, artist management and publishing company.
LILA ROSE SHARES PASSIONATE “ALL THE BEAUTY” SINGLE
Lila Rose has burst into our welcoming ear holes with a song that has the fiery force of a thousand suns. “All The Beauty” is a soaring torch song on par with Florence Welch or Kate Bush, with a breakdown that struck us right in the weepy parts of our hearts as soon as we heard the sprinkling of keys meshed with the eruption of drums.
It’s not a huge surprise that Lila Rose makes some of the most cinematic indie rock on the planet. Lila is both blessed and afflicted with sounds that most people cannot hear; while this is a gift when it comes to making music, “it can also lead to great personal discomfort at times,” she states in her latest bio. Can you imagine hearing the world more than other people, and how inspiring but also frustrating that would be? Lila Rose can, and on “All The Beauty” we can hear the tension between creating something gorgeous and the pain that you can only find in top class pop music like hers.
FOURTUNE “I’M FALLING”
Fourtune’s break-out track, “I’m Falling,” boasts a consistent palette of lush, low-key grooves that billow into an all-out 90’s-style R&B ballad. The bumping beat pulsates beneath sweeping harmonies dripping in soulful vibes. It’s a quintessential love song with simmering romanticism and deep, hypnotic vocals, designed to get listeners in the mood to fall in love.
TINY DEATHS PREMIERE NEW SONG “THE GARDENER”
“‘The Gardener’ is a song written from the perspective of the ‘bad guy’ in a relationship, the person who does the cheating and heartbreaking. I thought it would be interesting to explore things from that perspective since I usually write about being the one getting my heart broken,” said de Lune. “It’s a little bit of a departure for us, sound-wise, because it’s a lot more stripped down in the production and the vocals are a lot more raw than they usually are. It was an experiment in, how do we push our boundaries as a band? How much can we take away, and still sound like us?”
GLOBAL MUSIC PLATFORM WORLDARTS ANNOUNCES “TRANSMISSIONS”
WorldArts, an interactive network that provides musicians a platform to engage with fans, peers and industry professionals, today announced Nic Harcourt’s TRANSMISSIONS – a new original live performance and interview webseries hosted by famed radio and TV personality, journalist and tastemaker Nic Harcourt. The bi-monthly webseries launches on February 2nd with two episodes featuring country music icon Lucinda Williams and alternative Latino band Chicano Batman. Following episodes will feature artists ranging from established acts to up-and-coming independent artists including Silversun Pickups, Berlin and more. Fans can watch TRANSMISSIONS here:
DARKOLOGY NEW VIDEO
US power metallers DARKOLOGY, featuring ex and current members of Firewind, ex-Solstice, ex-Leather, Arch Rival, Outworld, Zierler, Beyond Twilight and Medieval Steel in their ranks, have been making waves with their latest album ‘Fated To Burn’, it was produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy). Hot on the heels of their cult video “Kill Me If You Can”, the band ups the game by delivering a brand new music vidoe for the title track “Fated To Burn”. The video can be viewed below.
Video “Fated To Burn”:
YO GOTTI TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
After months of anticipation, Yo Gotti has set “National Hustle Day” as February 19, 2016 for the release date of his new full-length album, The Art of Hustle [CMG/Epic Records]. With the highly anticipated album fast approaching, you can pre-order the 14-track Deluxe Edition right now and at midnight tonight receive instant grat downloads of the current smash single “Down In The DM,” “Down In The DM” (Remix) ft. Nicki Minajand “General” ft. Future.
TURNING VIRTUE ANNOUNCE DEBUT SINGLE “TRANSCEND”
Post-progressive rock quartet, Turning Virtue, have announced their debut single, “Transcend,” from their new full-length album, A Temporary Human Experience, set for release on April 8, 2016. Boasting nine all-new tracks, A Temporary Human Experience is the band’s first release since their debut record from 1997, The Anomaly Room. The new LP was mixed alongside famed engineer Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2, David Bowie) and features drums by Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, current Graham Bonnet Band, Warlord).
NICOLE ATKINS PAYS TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE
Nicole Atkins has teamed up with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox to pay tribute to the late great David Bowie with a stunning rendition of “Heroes.” The artists are also celebrating World Cancer Day by donating proceeds from the single to support cancer research.
WOODPIGEON PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “FAITHFUL” SINGLE
Hamilton had all but quit music following a messy heartbreak, spending two years traveling through the South of France, Paris, New York City, Turkey and across Canada from one end to the other – twice. Whilst in Buenos Aires he brought along his guitar, although he wasn’t sure why. It was there that he began to write again, starting with T R O U B L E’s “No Word Of A Lie”.
SABRYNA NEW SINGLE
Pleased to share today that LA-based recording artist Sabryna released “Young, Sexy, Crazy”, the second single off her forthcoming debut EP of the same name, due out the end of February. The frantic, dance-influenced pop anthem was produced by Grammy-nominated Dem Jointz, the mastermind behind recent hits from Dr. Dre and Rihanna.
DIZZY WRIGHT EP STREAM
The timing couldn’t be better for Dizzy Wright, who today releases his Wisdom and Good Vibes EP, which finds the Las Vegas rapper revitalized with a renewed focus on life and learning. In the lead up to the EP release, Dizzy Wright shared video single “Plotting,” and after getting 1.8K RT’s he released the second single, “Work a Lil Harder.” Reflecting on the ways in which he’s grown coming into adulthood, Dizzy Wright explores his progression and maturity while poised to take 2016 by storm. Armed with a renewed focus following the recent collapse of his former record label, Funk Volume, the release of his Wisdom and Good Vibes EP will precede an album that’s planned for later this year. Dizzy Wright is direct support for Logic on The Incredible World Tour that spans Canada and the U.S. through April.