LET’S EAT GRANDMA NEW VIDEO
Transgressive are pleased to announce the signing of Let’s Eat Grandma, the most unique and fascinating duo to have come out of the UK for some time.
Best friends since the age of four, multi-instrumentalists Rosa and Jenny (aged 16 and 17) create imaginative and original music that crosses the worlds of experimental pop and progressive weirdness.
CAM GNARLY “CABBAGE”
“I wrote ‘Cabbage’ to express my love for greenery & growth,” Says Cam. “Now that could mean; weed, money, veggies or simply organic cabbage haha. But in any case I made it broad enough to cover all bases & leave it to the listener’s interpretation. I spent 2015 planting seeds so I had to start the new year off strong showing I’m ready to harvest.”
BØRNS NEW VIDEO
“American Money” (After Dark Sessions) Directed by Olivia Bee:
NEW SINGLE FROM DUBB “FIGHTING FOR A CHANGE”
With this new project, Soul of a Panther, DUBB tackles the many racial and social issues plaguing Black America, just in time for Black History Month. The album speaks on the effects of systemic racism in regards to how blacks view each other; how America views black people; how black men interact with each other; how black men interact with their women; and the effects of growing up black in gang infested neighborhoods.
The first single, “Fighting for a Change”, embodies the struggle of the Black American who is trying to rise above his or her circumstance through hard work and smart decision making.
Stream “Fighting for a Change” here:
EDDI FRONT’S “PRAYER” VIDEO
Eddi Front’s video for “Prayer” premieres today via Stereogum—watch it here. Stereogum praises the new track, saying Front’s “voice floats over sour notes and sinewy guitars and her own competing angelic choral runs.” “Prayer” is taken from Front’s debut album, Marina, out March 4.
SONG EXPLODER PODCAST ANNOUNCES UPCOMING LIVE INTERVIEWS
Song Exploder, the acclaimed podcast where musicians take apart their songs and tell the story of how they were made, is recording a few interviews for upcoming episodes live, in front of an audience. Host Hrishikesh Hirway will be joined by Carly Rae Jepsen at the Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, by CHVRCHES at SXSW, and by ODESZA at Moogfest in Durham, NC, in May. Please see full details below.
Song Exploder was recently featured as a live event at last month’s Sundance Film Festival, where the guest was KT Tunstall.
DOLLY PARTON’S ‘COAT OF MANY COLORS’
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed film Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors on DVD for the first time on May 3, 2016. Experience the magic and warmth of the television movie event that is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton’s remarkable upbringing in rural Tennessee. To date, initial broadcast of Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors has delivered 15.9M total viewers (Live+7), becoming the #1 movie on broadcast with total viewers in more than 6 years.* Furthermore, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors has the highest total viewer L+SD to L+3 increase (2.548 M) ever!.** The family-oriented faith-based movie stars Jennifer Nettles (award-winning singer/songwriter and lead vocalist of the duo Sugarland), Ricky Schroder (NYPD Blue, The Lost Battalion, 24), Gerald McRaney (Agent X, Mike & Molly, Longmire, House of Cards), and Alyvia Alyn Lind (Transparent, Revenge, Blended). Dolly Parton introduces the film and serves as narrator. Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors also contains an alternate version of the movie, deleted scenes and heartwarming extras. The DVD is priced to own at $19.98 SRP.
CLAIR MORGAN “ROGUE ISLAND” REMISICENT OF CAP N’ JAZZ, FOXING AT NOISEY
Clair Morgan is a seven-piece rock outfit from Richmond, Virginia. With influences ranging from the likes of Cursive, Teenage Fanclub, Shipping News, Hum, Cap’n Jazz and several others, it comes as no surprise that this enormous collective bring their own unique spin to mathematically dynamic indie rock. No surface is left untouched as the group expands on the songwriting of frontman Clair Morgan with a variety of auxiliary instrumentation, smooth harmonies, complex interlaced guitars and syncopated rhythms. All of this combined leads to a unique live experience that can only best be described as a tiny orchestra playing catchy rock tunes.
“FROM ME TO YOU” BY YOLANDA BE COOL & DCUP
Following in the footsteps of last year’s “Soul Makossa (Money),” Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP are back with a house interpretation of The Beatles’ classic “From Me To You.” With its breezy, carefree and fun vibe, it’s the perfect song to keep the summer going in the duo’s native Australia and the spring started here in North America. Out now via Spinnin’ Deep, this is another record to add to the already stellar Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP cannon.
“IT G MA REMIX”
Fresh off the release of “Platinum” on OWSLA’s Worldwide Broadcast, musical evil genius josh pan unveils his Opus, a 14-minute multidimensional re-imagination of Keith Ape’s cult classic “IT G MA Remix” featuring A$AP Ferg, Father, Dumbfoundead, Waka Flocka Flame, and an exclusive new verse from early contender for man-of-the-year and Aftermath newcomer Anderson .Paak.
“This is a masterpiece. My jaw dropped when I heard it.” – Skrillex
LONDON BASED BAND SINGLE “GOD BLESS AMERICA”
Last week London-based art house rockers Thirsty ‘needle dropped’ their video for “God Bless America” on The Vinyl District who praised the single as “Gritty, off-the-cuff and beautifully authentic.”
TVD also compared the bands aesthetic to The Rolling Stones and Lou Reed, calling it “three chord rock ‘n’ roll with no fancy additives.”
GOSPEL & TV STAR ERICA CAMPBELL FIRST GOSPEL ARTIST TO REACH 1 MILLION INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS
Grammy winning recording artist and star of TV’s hit show “Mary Mary,” Erica Campbell celebrates a social media victory this week as the first Gospel artist to reach 1 million followers on Instagram!
Leading the way in the gospel genre, Erica continues to share her world on her social media platforms with poignant, honest and often hilarious posts.
To commemorate this fun week, Erica will treat her fans this week with a never-seen-before scene from the upcoming season of “Mary Mary.” Follow Erica now on Instagram & Twitter at: @ImEricaCampbell to see a new video every day.
OK GO TEAMS WITH “GOOD MORNING AMERICA,” FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM TO PREMIERE NEW VIDEO “UPSIDE DOWN & INSIDE OUT”
OK Go is celebrating its 10th year of making pioneering music videos by unveiling its most ambitious clip yet. “Upside Down & Inside Out” – which premiered today on “Good Morning America” and Facebook – was shot in zero gravity in the skies above Russia. Fans can view “Upside Down & Inside Out” HERE on OK Go’s Facebook page, and have fun with Instagram’s special in-app Search & Explore experience that features a selection of exclusive, behind-the-scenes “Upside Down & Inside Out” video clips. Anticipation has been building ever since The Nerdist began posting teasers of the video last week.
N-A-R-C “LOOSIE” REMIX
N-A-R-C (New Age Real Change), is the latest project from singer/songwriter Pepi Ginsberg, her first release on her own Inscape Records, an imprint she started with partner Martin Crane. Her forthcoming debut EP ‘New Age Real Change’ is due February 26.
This week N-A-R-C’s “Loosie” gets the remix treatment from Teklife producer DJ Earl.
MASSACHUSETTS FEMALE COMP ALBUM
Static Motor Recordings releases its first all Massachusetts female led compilation album, Full Circle Commonwealth Women Up Front. An idea born out of a SoundCloud group, Full Circle Commonwealth Women Up Front features 10 tracks of solo artists and bands with a female voice up front.
Static Motor Recordings’ Brandon Walsh has been moderating one of Boston’s largest SoundCloud groups, “Indie Music Boston,” for several years and has always wanted to put together a compilation album. While earmarking songs he liked, he soon realized that most of the tracks featured female vocalists and there the idea was born.
NOTHING BUT THIEVES PREMIERES “IF I GET HIGH”
UK five-piece Nothing But Thieves have unveiled a star-studded video for “If I Get High”. The visual, which stars actor RJ Mitte of Breaking Bad fame (Walt Jr.), premiered exclusively with The A.V. Club and followed the much-anticipated stateside release of their self-titled debut album via RCA Records.
SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST
SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST, the Mid-Atlantic’s open-air camping metal party, will once again terrorize the woodlands of central Maryland this fall with three days of more than thirty bands from diverse metal genres and regions. The 2016 festival runs from Thursday, September 15th through Sunday, September 18th at Camp Hidden Valley, in White Hall, Maryland, the same location where the maiden edition of the fest was held last year.
Organizers of SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST began announcing performers in mid-January and have been carefully curating this year’s lineup. “The response from performers and attendees to the 2015 event was overwhelmingly positive with many people telling me it was the best weekend of their lives!” says festival founder Mary Spiro of Metallomusikum.com/Shadow Woods Productions LLC. “We are humbled and frankly completely surprised by the outpouring of praise for the fest. There has been enormous interest from the metal community for certain bands to perform. Our team is taking its time to make sure the lineup matches our attendee’s expectations and sets us apart from other fests. We also want each day to have flow. It’s a balancing act.”
KENDALL LAKE NEW SINGLE
Kendal Lake’s infectious electro-pop single, “Rolling Stone” is designed to have listeners grooving to the hypnotic beat. A reverberating synth mingles with unquestionably powerful vocals, creating an atmosphere that undulates around the haunting melody. The lyrics poetically observe a life of wading through the lonely waters of a wandering existence, as Lake reflects on the clarity and isolation that come with moving from one place to another, and running from one problem to the next. It’s a track built on intensely human emotions yet influenced by our digital pop age – providing an addictive ambiance enveloped by a darkly catchy rhythm.
LILY & MADELEINE’S “HOTEL POOL” DEBUT
Lily & Madeleine’s new song “Hotel Pool” debuted today as part of NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered” podcast. Of the music, NPR Music’s Bob Boilen praises, “…pure beauty…The harmonies from these Indiana-based sisters have always been outstanding. But now on their third album, Keep It Together, Lily and Madeleine have added more texture to their songs.”
TELEMAN SHARE NEW SINGLE “DÜSSELDORF”
Teleman debuted their new single “Düsseldorf” today via The Line Of Best Fit and the “endlessly melodic” track can also now be streamed and shared via Soundcloud. The song is off the London-based band’s sophomore album Brilliant Sanity, which will be released on April 8th, 2016 via Moshi Moshi.
JUKEBOX THE GHOST PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “HOLLYWOOD”
Featuring Keith Powell from 30 Rock:
MARK MALLMAN PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “TRYING TO FIGHT FIRE WITH A FIST”
“Trying To Fight Fire With A Fist” is the second single off Mallman’s upcoming new album, The End Is Not The End, which will arrive March 25 on Polkadot Mayhem. 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.
RADIATION CITY ALBUM STREAM
Radiation City is streaming its new album Synesthetica today via KEXP – it’s the third album from the Portland band and first for Polyvinyl. The band has also announced European tour dates starting in April and running into May, in addition to its North American tour in Feb. and March with Deep Sea Diver.
RAY ISAAC CONTROVERSY
“Here is my new music video ‘HIDING’. The message in my video is that everyone deserves to be loved and accepted for who they are without any conditions. I hope no one has to go through the suffering I endured with conversion therapy and that we will embrace and celebrate diversity with an abundance of UNCONDITIONAL love. #NoMoreHiding”
WHORID ALBUM STREAM
Decibel Magazine has volunteered their Deciblog for the ultimately demoralizing task of delivering Philadelphia-based self-harm electronics outfit WHORID’s horrifying Bloated Pig Carcass In A Shallow Wake album through an exclusive stream just days ahead of its Valentine’s Day release through Annihilvs Power Electronix.
DEEP THROATS SHARE NEW SINGLE VIA MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
On the heels of announcing their final album last month, San Francisco’s Deep Throats return with the brand new single “Last Request” – check it out over at My Old Kentucky Blog.
DNCE’S “CAKE BY THE OCEAN” ENTERS TOP 10 AT TOP 40 RADIO
Following a steady climb, DNCE’s breakout hit, “Cake By The Ocean,” soars to the Top 10 at Top 40 radio this week.
Things continue heating up for the Los Angeles quartet fronted by multiplatinum superstar Joe Jonas with drummer Jack Lawless, bassist/keyboardist Cole Whittle, and guitarist JinJoo.
FREE MIXTAPE FROM MIC AUDIO
Mic Audio returns with a mixtape hosted by fellow Detroit native and Jay Electronica’s partner in rhyme, Dj Tj The King. After taking a long hiatus, Mic creates a concept around adapting to any environment in hip-hop, thru honest lyricism. Having had his first child in 2015, he started hashtagging #dadrhymes hoping to Inspire other musicians who are fathers to apply that instinct to their craft.
BOOGIE DROPS BEATS1 FREESTYLE
Recent Insterscope signee, Compton rapper Boogie, just dropped his “Beats1 Freestyle” live on Dr. Dre’s show, ‘The Pharmacy’. Stream the track here:
FUTURE UNLIMITED ‘CALM DOWN’
After a three year release hiatus, Future Unlimited haved delivered their sophomore EP, Calm Down. Shortly after collaborating with Shia Labeouf for their video “Haunted Love,” the band decided to incorporate additional members and focus on a more live-driven, organic sound.
The lead single “Calm Me Down” is the direct result of the union between a gritty, pulsing live presence and the glossy synth-pop heard on the band’s 2012 single “Golden”.
The six song EP is a dynamic collection of the band’s live sound, incorporating vicious arpeggiated rhythms and bombastic live drums. While pop elements can be found in songs like “In The City” and “Calm Me Down,” the EP seeks to pierce the glassy synth-pop surface with tracks like “Come Back” and “Destroyer.”
OWEN RABBIT COVER SONG
Our good friend and rising star Owen Rabbit has just shared a cover of the recently released Pikachunes single You / Are and it’s killer. The track featured on Happy this morning:
DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES ANNOUNCE SUMMER 2016 TOUR
Multi-platinum selling music artists and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES announced a summer amphitheater tour today. Produced by Live Nation, the tour featuring Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, will kick off on Friday, May 13 and will make stops in 21 cities throughout the country including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, Boston, Seattle and more. A full list of tour dates and venues is below. (Photo credit: Mick Rock)
CHICAGO OPEN AIR 2016
hicago Open Air has announced Rammstein as one of the headlining acts for the 3-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival held July 15, 16 and 17 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. This marks Rammstein’s only 2016 U.S. performance and first Chicago show since 2012. Additional festival headliners will be announced on February 16.
Chicago Open Air will feature performances by over 40 bands, an outdoor Gourmet Man Food selection incorporating local and regional cuisine, a craft beer village highlighting top brews from the region, and other entertainment and fan experiences.
PAUL GILBERT ANNOUNCES GREAT GUITAR ESCAPE 3.0 JULY 25-29
PAUL GILBERT announces the details for the 2016 Great Guitar Escape 3.0 July 25-29 at the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, CA. Packages are available at the event’s official site.
For the camp’s third year, the legendary shredder went all out and invited a few iconic friends to join him as guest instructors. These include Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro and Dave Ellefson as well as former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal [Art of Anarchy], Andy Timmons [Danger Danger], and Bruce Bouillet [Racer X, The Scream]. This all-star lineup will be hosting workshops, reflecting their signature sounds and styles and offering an immersive experience for 75 campers. Moreover, they’ll be jamming, performing, and hanging with you 24/7.
VIRUS SYNDICATE RELEASE NEW SINGLE
Manchester UK outfit Virus Syndicate have never been ones to shy away from controversy. Clocking in 10 years in the business, the band has become synonymous with their devil may cry attitude and thought-provoking lyrical lashings. Closing out 2015, Virus found themselves embroiled in controversy when their music video for “Psychopath,” a single off their upcoming album Symptomatic out February 29, was banned in France- the band’s largest market.
MAKING OF CHEMICAL BROTHERS VIDEO
Directed by their long-term video collaborators dom&nic – previous visuals include the classic ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ and ‘Setting Sun’ videos – The Chemical Brothers have received incredible acclaim for their stunning video for ‘Wide Open ft Beck’.
THE RECEIVER DEBUTS “TO BATTLE AN ISLAND” MUSIC VIDEO
Midwest symphonic dream-prog duo, The Receiver, has launched a new music video for the track “To Battle an Island,” taken from its recently released full-length, All Burn, out now on Kscope. Stream the “To Battle an Island” music video, directed by M.J. Smith:
TREEFORT MUSIC FEST 2016 ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP
Now in its fifth year, Treefort Music Fest presents new, emerging artists from all over the world. This year continues that tradition. Treefort Music Fest 2016, happening Wednesday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 27th in downtown Boise, rounds out its lineup today with a diverse group of emerging artists alongside established legends. This final artist wave includes CocoRosie, Yacht, Chairlift, Willis Earl Beal, Into It. Over It., Head Wound City, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Magic Sword, and many others. The festival will also see performances from Built to Spill, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Youth Lagoon, Thundercat, Thee Oh Sees, Chelsea Wolfe, Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic, White Denim, Nosaj Thing, Oddisee, Hinds, Christopher Willits, Lushlife, Porches, Pictureplane, San Fermin, Alex G, Wax Idols, French Horn Rebellion, La Luz, Quilt, Geographer, Mild High Club, All Dogs, Acid Mothers Temple, Mimicking Birds, and hundreds more. The full festival schedule will be announced soon – stay tuned for updates.
Five-day general admission passes are currently on sale for $159. The price for these passes will increase to $179 on March 1st when single tickets go on sale.
PURCHASE TREEFORT MUSIC FEST TICKETS HERE:
“NO TALK” VIDEO
River Tiber has just shared a video for “No Talk,” his 2015 single that was sampled by Drake. The video captures the song’s stark atmosphere, in slow-tracking B&W photography.
PETER CASE TRAVERSES THE COUNTRY
PETER CASE, singer/songwriter/musician/author/troubadour, is taking his guitar and heading back to the road in support of his critically acclaimed, newly released HWY 62 on Omnivore Recordings.
Of the album, Uncut notes: “Road music deluxe: powerpop guru revisits the populist heart of American music…Acoustic 12-string, with subtle keyboard and slide-guitar textures, sets the backdrop. The songwriting, meanwhile, is uniformly devastating—poignant, perceptive, poetic. ‘New Mexico,’ conjuring the open road, and ‘The Long Good Time,’ a breathtakingly personal reminiscence, are stunning…and ‘Pelican Bay,’ aiming at the jugular of the US prison-industrial complex, are brilliantly barbed political narratives.”
FLEETWOOD MAC: IN CONCERT SET FOR VINYL DEBUT
Fleetwood Mac unveiled a massive Deluxe Edition of its revered double album Tusk late last year that featured 22 previously unreleased live performances selected from the band’s 1979-80 tour. Until now, those concert recordings have only been available as part of the set and only on CD and digitally. That will change soon with the release of FLEETWOOD MAC: IN CONCERT.
All of the live music from the 2015 reissue of Tusk will be available on March 4 from Warner Bros. Records as a three-LP set. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, the albums will be presented in a tri-fold jacket and available for a suggested list price of $59.98.
STEP SISTERS “DUMB LOVE”
Nashville, TN garage rock 4-piece Step Sisters are premiering their new video for “Dumb Love” on Diffuser.
The band will self-release their debut EP, ‘Thick’ on February 26 and will celebrate its release with a show at Nashville’s The Basement that evening.