SIA RELEASES BRAND NEW VERSION OF SINGLE “CHEAP THRILLS” FEAT. SEAN PAUL
Multiple Grammy-nominated singer /songwriter/ producer/massive hitmaker Sia today celebrates the Top 5 chart debut of her album THIS IS ACTING with the release of a brand new version of her single “Cheap Thrills” feat. Sean Paul, available today at all digital providers. Click Here to watch the lyric video now.
THE SALT RIOT NEW VIDEO
Pac NW band The Salt Riot have just released their third single / video from debut album Dead Star, opening crusher “Get There.” It world premiered at the beloved, region-righteous website NW Music Scene on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Known for putting out sizzling Seattle-and-beyond sounds and truly dynamic shows, the sharp music and strange humor of their new video should find a happy place for reposting everywhere! Please feel free, and below more info about this video.
ARISE MUSIC FESTIVAL
The annual ARISE Music Festival returns to the beautiful Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado this summer and is thrilled to announce seven-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley and hip-hop favorites Jurassic 5 as the first among several headliner announcements to come. The three-day, multi-genre festival takes place Friday, August 5th through Sunday, August 7th and will feature a diverse and dynamic music lineup along with performance art, natural health oriented workshops, celebrity-activist presenters, daily yoga, a children’s village and so much more.
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.”
YOLANDA ADAMS AND MICHAEL W. SMITH TO PERFORM ON “THE PASSION”
Multiple Grammy- and Gospel Music Association Dove Award-winning musician Yolanda Adams and Grammy Award-winning contemporary Christian music star Michael W. Smith are set to appear in THE PASSION, the 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. Adams will kick off the show with a special live performance and Smith has been tapped for a role as one of Jesus’ disciples. Adams and Smith join previously announced host and narrator Tyler Perry, and cast members Jencarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Prince Royce (the disciple Peter), Seal (Pontius Pilate) and Trisha Yearwood (Mary, the mother of Jesus).
SOPHIE AND THE BOM BOMS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “APPETITE”
Los Angeles pop duo Sophie and the Bom Boms return with their latest installment of geek pop perfection,’Appetite’. Teaming up with Popbytes for the premiere, the track centers around someone losing their taste for a former lover surrounded by shimmery pop hooks.
STREAM SHAWN MENDES’ VALENTINE’S DAY MIXTAPE EXCLUSIVELY ON PANDORA
Featuring Adele, John Legend, Vance Joy, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake, James Bay and more:
TROLLER WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “NOT HERE” VIA FACT
Reemerging from a long and self-defining stint in the studio, Austin’s darkwave trio Troller returns with their pleasurably harsh second LP, Graphic. Despite the underground success of the critically acclaimed 2012 self-titled debut, Graphic manages to eclipse the broad appeal of the first record’s addictively ominous pop anthems. Troller’s focus on layered composition and biting sound design has resulted in a highly developed work that embodies the band’s unique raw form while raising the benchmark on fidelity and experimentation. Graphic arrives perfectly unhinged and hideously sophisticated, reinterpreting familiar elements from their debut LP, and propelling the trio’s provocative sensibilities explicitly further.
CMC ROCKS QLDCOUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT
Rob Potts, Entertainment Edge, and Chugg Entertainment announced today that the 2016 CMC Rocks QLD Country Music Festival, to be held in Queensland, Australia, March 11-13, 2016 has sold out of all tickets. This is Australian music history in the making as it is the first country music festival to have ever sold out in Australia.
This year’s festival has some of the biggest names in country music charts going to Australia, with ACM “Entertainer of the Year” nominee Jason Aldean being this year’s festival headliner. RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time has headlined stadiums in The States and will continue the momentum when playing in front of a capacity crowd in Queensland. His “most ambitious album to date” (Associated Press) OLD BOOTS NEW DIRT has been certified PLATINUM and has yielded three consecutive number one hits.
JORDAN SMITH ANNOUNCES FULL-LENGTH DEBUT ALBUM
JORDAN SMITH, The Voice Season 9 victor and the show’s best-selling artist, will release his full-length debut album, Something Beautiful [LightWorkers Media/Republic Records], on Friday March 18, 2016 in stores and at all digital outlets.
The 22-year-old from Harlan, KY, JORDAN SMITH stands out as the highest-selling artist to ever emerge from NBC’s EMMY AWARD®-winning The Voice. In less than six months, he sold over 1 million singles and made Voice history by landing 8 songs in the iTunes Top 10—the first artist from any season to hit the iTunes Top 10 every single week of the Live Rounds. Of the eight songs that went Top 10 on iTunes, six hit Top 3, and three captured #1 on all of iTunes. He is one of only two artists, alongside Cassadee Pope, to notch three #1’s during the show’s season.
DHANI HARRISON PAYS TRIBUTE TO ‘LET IT DOWN’ IN LATEST GEORGE FEST VIDEO
From the star-studded George Fest lineup, we’d like to share Dhani Harrison’s rendition of ‘Let It Down’ featuring: Mark Stoermer (The Killers) on Bass, Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction) on drums, Jimmy Vivino and Jonathan Bates (Big Black Delta) on guitar and Aaron Embry on keyboards. This fantastic performance pays tribute to George Harrison’s memorable hit.
The day after what would have been George Harrison’s 73rd birthday, February 26, 2016, Hot Records Ltd. and Vagrant Records are proud to present George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison. Recorded and filmed on September 28th, 2014 at the The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. This wonderful live tribute will be available in 4 configurations including 2xCD/DVD, 2xCD/Blu-Ray, 3xLP (180 gram) and digital download.
DEZO WILLIAMS “SPIRIT OF DILLA”
In honor of Dilla month and the 10th anniversary of J Dilla’s passing, New York producer Dezo Williams gives us a hard-hitting tribute instrumental “Spirit Of Dilla”.
This track was composed of multiple samples and soundbytes straight from Dilla tracks, as well as compiled “dead-air” spots from numerous J Dilla raps which overlays throughout the entire track to serve as the “Spirit Of Dilla”
EXORCISM IN EUROPE
Heavy Doom metallers EXORCISM featuring RAVEN LORD and METAL MACHINE’s CSABA ZVEKAN (vocals) as well as featuring HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR’s JOE ’SHREDLORD’ STUMP(guitars) have been confirmed for three shows in Belgium and the Netherlands.
The current dates shape up as follows:
27 May 2016 OUD BELGIE – ZWALM (BE)
28 May 2016 MOONLIGHT – DIEST (BE)
29 May 2016 DE MEISTER – GELEEN (NL)
HOLY WAVE NEW VIDEO
Originally formed in El Paso, Texas, Holy Wave carefully combines fluid forms of sacred surf sounds, droning riffs, and group vocals that haunt and harmonize in equal measure.
Today, on Flaunt, Holy Wave shares the video for the first single ” California Took My Bobby Away” from their upcoming LP, Freaks of Nurture. Freaks of Nurture will be out March 11 on Reverberation Appreciation Society.
JASON DERULO AND K. MICHELLE GET “NAKED”
Following their sultry collaboration from his Everything Is 4 album, Jason Derulo and K. Michelle reunite for the international pop star’s new video “Naked.”
CHAOS EMERALDS SHARE COVER OF RYAN ADAMS’ “COME PICK ME UP” AT NO COUNTRY FOR NEW NASHVILLE
Born from a mutual affinity for soaring melodies and woozy synthesizers, Nashville’s Daniel Ellsworth (of Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes) and Kyle Andrews combine soulful falsetto, rich production, and often heart-wrenching lyrics in this new collaboration.
ARCANA 13 NEW VIDEO
Today, ARCANA 13 – the occult rock/doom collective uniting members of Mnemic, The Modern Age Slavery, Void Of Sleep and Stoned Machine – premieres the harrowing visual accompaniment to the track “Dread Ritual” via Bloody Disgusting. The latest slab of lead-heavy, syrupy sickness comes by way of the band’s Danza Macabra full-length, slated for release via Aural Music next month.
TEN THOUSAND MILES OF ARTERIES ALBUM STREAM
The reawakening of Midwestern power electronics outfit, TEN THOUSAND MILES OF ARTERIES, will take place this Valentine’s Day with the release of the soloist’s proper debut full-length, Even Spilled Seed Crawls Toward The Womb, the album being discharged early through an exclusive listen via Invisible Oranges.
STREAM IT IN FULL VIA TINY MIX TAPES
After decades of languishing in the cryptic haze of shabby bootlegs, the soundtrack to Roger Watkins’ sleazy horror magnum opus ‘Last House on Dead End Street’ (1977) is finally achieving the grand debut it deserves. Comprised entirely of tracks from the legendary KPM Music Library, the soundtrack is a unique blend of haunting experimental terror electronics – the pure atmospheric embodiment of the film’s oppressive ominous vibe.
MATT ANDERSON NEW SINGLE
Matt Andersen has been enthralling audiences with his one-of-a-kind performance across the world for years. On February 26th, this multi-award winning New Brunswick belter will release his new album Honest Man via True North Records. The follow up to his 2014 JUNO Award nominated album Weightless, Honest Man sees the powerhouse songwriter pushing himself into new territory as he enlists famed R&B producer Commissioner Gordon (Amy Winehouse, Quincy Jones, Joss Stone, Santana) for his seventh studio release. Today, American Songwriter debuted his new song “Who Are You Listening To?” claiming “The track pairs a prominent blues rock opening with an electrifying guitar solo.”
LISTEN: Matt Andersen – “Who Are You Listening To?” on American Songwriter:
MAYER HAWTHORNE SHARES NEW OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘COSMIC LOVE’
Just last month Mayer Hawthorne released a brand new track via Pitchfork. The soulful banger was co-produced by Mayer and Benny Sings, and will appear on Mayer Hawthorne’s new album, which is expected this spring via Vagrant Records.
TRAE THE TRUTH “SPRAY”
“When it come to the streets, every n*gga gotta see me/ Everything I do a movie, shoulda been on TV,” Trae Tha Truth raps in the closing verse of “Spray.” With a melodic chorus that complements the mischievous production, Trae and his Assholes By Nature label mate Jay’Ton abide by the code of the streets while delivering doses of realism in the form of three verses, maneuvering from the stoop to the streets with his iced grill illuminating alleyways as smoke swirls around the Texas Rap God. “The video finds the Texas emcees adorned in all black as they melodically mourn for all those who would dare test them,” says Mass Appeal in their premiere post.
HOLY FEVER “FIND YOUR FAME”
LA’s Holy Fever will release their first full-length record, ‘The Wreckage’, on 8th April, 2016. Comprised of members of underground punk favourites American Nightmare, The Hope Conspiracy, and The Explosion, and with crossover members of indie-pop band Beginners, Holy Fever’s sound feels recognizable, yet totally unexpected. ‘The Wreckage’ is marked by unlikely combinations, punctuated by surprising hooks; challenging punk convention.
PARLOUR TRICKS NEW VIDEO
A gorgeous video featuring boys making out in the popcorn aisle, a woman eating fluff out of a jar with her hands, and a dancer…
BRIAN WILSON ADDS NEW DATES TO THE 2016 PET SOUNDS 50th ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR
Music legend Brian Wilson has added a slate of new show dates to his upcoming 2016 world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Originally released on May 16, 1966, Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. With 65 dates now confirmed, and several previously announced dates selling out in record time, Wilson and his band will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin when they kick off the tour this Spring.
PRIVATE ISLAND “DRUGS”
Southern California six-piece Private Island have announced the release of their eagerly anticipated new single Drugs. The track, taken from their forthcoming EP Sunbreak out later this year, follows on from their hugely successful single Enough which has clocked up over 200,000 SoundCloud plays since its release in November and seen them attract plenty of attention in the Los Angeles music scene.
Comprising of Christian Lum, Tommy Nickerson, Cameron Anderson, Michelle Guerrero, Tim Barbour and Roger Mawer, the band blend their indie-rock roots with a hint of retro and funk in Drugs, a track which takes us through the withdrawal symptoms of love.
ZHU X SKRILLEX X THEY. “WORKING FOR IT” (NOMERO REMIX)
The elusive Grammy-nominated producer ZHU, alongside his collaborators Skrillex and THEY., has premiered new track “Working For It” (Nomero Remix) – check it out HERE.
TAYLOR DEUPREE REMIXES KODOMO’S “ENDLESS WAVES”
Tiny Mix Tapes premiered the sparse, spacial remix of “Endless Waves” from frequent Ryuichi Sakamoto collaborator Taylor Deupree today, which you can hear via Soundcloud. “Taylor did a previous remix for “Concept 11” on Still Life, my first album, and I’ve been working with him over the past five years on the design for all my releases,” Child explains. “In his expanded version, he worked exclusively with the original tracks of the song, running them through his elaborate modular setup, working without any tempo.”
PURPLE, will take their sound, which Phoenix New Times claims will “hit you like a bolt of lightning shot out of a Jim Beam bottle with a thunderclap punk rock chaser,” on the road in starting February 19th, hitting 20 stops before ending at SXSW. The gritty Texas trio are back on the road in supporting their sophomore album, Bodacious, on April 1, 2016 via Play It Again Sam / [PIAS].
Consequence of Sound recently premiered the album’s first single, “Bliss” calling it “A number whose dreamy, tamed beginnings eventually give way to highlight the trio’s boisterous spirit.”
Listen to “Bliss” on Consequence of Sound here:
L.A.-BASED DUO THE TWO TENS PREMIERE OF THEIR NEW SONG “DREAMS”
Buzzing guitars, big thumping drums and sheets of skysaw vocals… this is The Two Tens. Barely a year old, The Two Tens consist of guitarist/vocalist Adam Bones and drummer Rikki Styxx. Inspired by ‘60s garage and ‘70s punk along with all manner of modern buzz ‘n’ fuzz, Bones and Styxx are ready to bring The Two Tens sound and style to you and your mama.
TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN JOIN AC/DC’S 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Today, TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN announced they are confirmed to open for all dates on AC/DC’s 2016 North American tour. The critically acclaimed Nashville rock ‘n’ roll band hits the road with the legendary group beginning February 11 in Fargo, ND at Fargo Dome. The tour rolls through major markets across the country before concluding with a bang at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 4th. Tickets are on-sale now, and the full itinerary is below.
The tour adds to their recent run with rock legends including Billy Gibons, B.B King, Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, and a recent performance onstage with Chris Cornell for the 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi premiere.
“CORONA” BY CHIRPING
Based out of Stockholm, the 4-piece, self-sufficient D.I.Y indie-pop band called Chirping, look set to become the latest in a long line of hugely successful Scandinavian exports to embrace our ears. Their previous work has already received huge acclaim with airplays on BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net as well as BBC London’s Gary Crowley and Absolute Radio’s Frank Skinner. Now the group are ready to release a 4 track EP called Dancing With The Stars, which looks set to further increase their threshold on the international music scene.
CHUCK INGLISH ON BILLBOARD
Chuck Inglish is back with a hilarious and creative tribute to the ATL-based street parties of yesteryear with “Freaknik ’96,” premiering today on Billboard. Equal parts goofy and groovy, Chuck pays tribute to the likes of Uncle Luke and So So Def in an animated love letter to the massive gatherings and the birth of bass music in the hip hop scene.
ZUN ON SPIN
In advance of its release, today Spin Magazine premieres third cut “All For Nothing,” issuing of the track, “The universe of rock ‘n roll heavyweights adjacent to Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss sprawls far, wide, and extremely heavy. ZUN, the latest project of desert rock pioneer Gary Arce, features the latter’s John Garcia and doom-and-gloom mistress Sera Timms of Ides Of Gemini… Forget ayahuasca – the album’s third listen, ‘All For Nothing,’ conjures true California mysticism in its swirling Santa Ana winds of guitars, tribalistic drum rolls, and Garcia’s melancholic, effects-fuzzed taunts.”
SING ME A STORY ON THE TODAY SHOW
Sing Me a Story is a program that gives children in hospitals, children’s homes, and hospice organizations throughout the world the chance to write and illustrate stories about anything they want. They then distribute those stories to songwriters who turn them into songs, record them and send them back to the kids and families via their program. It all takes place online and you can see what they’re up to at www.SingMeAStory.org.
THE NTH POWER ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR DATES
Brooklyn, NY’s The Nth Power are proud to announce a slew of North American spring tour dates. The soul, funk and R&B all-pro onslaught are hitting the road for 40+ dates over a 2-month timespan and will share select stages with Turkuaz, The Motet, Jennifer Hartswick Band, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and others.
TIM VOCALS ON STEREOGUM
Today, Harlem R&B’s “bad boy” Tim Vocals returns premiering his newest video “The Things You Do For Love” just in time for Valentine’s Day. Tim drops off his most electric ballad to date, the newest single from his latest project RNB (Real Nigga Bars). The Uptown crooner has dropped an abundance of new material over the last several months starting with his weekly remix series #TimTuesdays, hosted by VIBE and MissInfo.tv.
Watch Tim Vocals New Video “The Things You Do For Love” via Stereogum
DILLON FRANCIS RELEASES REMIXES FOR “COMING OVER” WITH KYGO
Artist/producer/DJ Dillon Francis has released a brand new remix package for his latest single “Coming Over” with Kygo feat. James Hersey, available now at all DSPs. The package includes re-workings of the track from Tiesto, Tommy Trash, CRNKN and Cazztek.
TANGINA STONE “DON’T” REMIX
It is officially Yeezy season. However, as we wait for download links or Hot 97 to play cuts off of The Life of Pablo, take a quick listen to newcomer Tangina Stone. The Ohio bred singer-songwriter puts her spin on Bryson Tiller’s “Don’t” and took the time to give you a little visual accompaniment. Little extras: the cover art is a candid of her and fiance Emani and the song features vocals by long-time collaborator Teddy Divine. Video shot by Tyler Casanova.
Tangina Stone – “Don’t” (Bryson Tiller Remix):
CID “LOVE IS BLIND”
NYC-based DJ and Grammy-award winning producer CID drops stunning visuals for his new single “Love Is Blind” (Feat. Glenna) in a new music video that blends inventive choreography (courtesy of Bones & the Machine), raw sensuality (thanks to supermodel Iskra Lawrence), striking graphics and a dazzling technicolor palette with CID’s hard-hitting electronic production.
CLOUD CULT FEATURE @ EW
Experimental indie rockers Cloud Cult, out of Minnesota, first began playing together over 20 years ago. Since, they’ve released nine full lengths — each chock full of wiry guitars, operatic orchestration, and lyrics meditating on the mysteries that saddle the human existence — toured extensively, and earned a rabid fanbase. This week will see the arrival of their 10th studio LP, and the group has gone even bigger with the project, pairing a feature-length film, starring How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor, with the music.
Lyrical mastermind and frontman Craig Minowa recently spoke to EW about his bond with Radnor, his constant need to create, and what it means to be a Seeker…
COLOURS STREAM NEW TRACK “SLOW” VIA COOL HUNTING
COLOURS have partnered with Cool Hunting to premiere “Slow,” from their debut album, Ivory. With dates selling out, COLOURS begin their tour with Robert DeLong this weekend and will announce more tour dates soon. Ivory will be available February 26th.
VALLEYS ALBUM STREAM
Raleigh, NC modern progressive metal group VALLEYS is pleased to unleash their debut full-length concept album, Experiment One: Asylum, to the masses today! In celebration of the release, Loudwire is streaming the album in full right now – listen here:
TANK REVEALS MAJOR US HEADLINE TOUR
Atlantic recording artist Tank has announced plans for a major US tour. The dates begin March 7th at Dallas, TX’s House of Blues and then continue through early April.
In addition to headline dates across the country, tour highlights include the annual Baltimore Spring Fest alongside such superstars as Keith Sweat, Jagged Edge, Blackstreet, and host MC Lyte, set for March 12th at Baltimore, MD’s Royal Farms Arena; and as well as a pair of shows as special guest to his TGT bandmate Tyrese, slated for March 25th at Columbus, GA’s Columbus Civic Center and March 27th at Detroit, MI’s Fox Theatre. Tickets for all headline dates go on sale today, February 12th. Additional dates will be unveiled soon.
REBECCA & FIONA RELEASE SAYONARA (THE REMIXES) EP TODAY
Today, Swedish superstars, Rebecca & Fiona, will release Sayonara (The Remixes) EP on RCA Records. The EP follows the release of “Sayonara”—the first single off of their upcoming album, which serves as a witty dismissal to those who have doubted them in the past, particularly in regards to being successful female DJs/Producers in a male-dominated EDM world. The collection features four unique reworkings of the anthemic banger by Young Bombs, Uberjak’d, Salvatore Ganacci, and Speaker of the House.
JUSTIN MOORE PREMIERES “YOU LOOK LIKE I NEED A DRINK”
With a storyline reminiscent of Groundhog Day, Justin Moore goes back in time for a wild Western showdown in the new music video for his latest release “You Look Like I Need a Drink.” The clip premieres exclusively on JustinMoore.CMT.com beginning at 12:01am ET on Saturday, February 13 in addition to the on-air debut during CMT Hot 20 Countdown at 9am ET. The video will be available to all partners on Monday, February 15.
Directed by Shane Drake and shot in Los Angeles, Moore is able to live out all of his Western fantasies. Between riding a horse, tumbleweeds, bandits and bar fights, there is no shortage of classic Wild West flavor on screen.
GUNS N’ ROSES ADD SECOND STADIUM NIGHT IN MEXICO
Carrying the tradition of history in the making, Guns N’ Roses have sold out their Mexico stadium date in record time therefore a second appearance has just been announced for Wednesday, April 20 at Foro Sol! The additional date marks the sixth confirmed North American appearance of the iconic lineup featuring founder Axl Rose and former members Slash and Duff McKagan, with almost a half million fans in attendance.
MATT NATHANSON TO BE FEATURED IN THE BACHELOR AT 20: A CELEBRATION OF LOVE
Romance is definitely in the air as The Bachelor takes a look back at 20 seasons of the hit romance reality series. Viewers will catch up with some of their favorite Bachelor and Bachelorette couples of all time, and discover how these love stories have continued long after their final rose ceremonies. Then, Bachelor Nation is invited to watch the wedding featuring the biggest gathering of alumni in Bachelor history, as recent sweethearts Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert – who met on summer series Bachelor in Paradise – tie the knot in the two-hour special The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love, hosted by Chris Harrison, airing SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
AMERICANA SINGER-SONGWRITER CARRINGTON MACDUFFIE WILL HAVE A ‘CRUSH ON YOU’
Americana singer-songwriter Carrington MacDuffie will release her latest EP CRUSH ON YOU, on February 12, 2016 on MacDuffie’s Pointy Head Records. CRUSH ON YOU is a follow-up to her 2014 EP ONLY AN ANGEL. The new EP is a collection of five original songs, which possess a wistfulness and independent spirit of love and longing that MacDuffie herself refers to as “electronic folk.”
MacDuffie has merged her Americana folk singer-songwriter sound with an ‘80s rock twist for an eclectic, retro sound. The tracks range from the powerful title track “Crush on You,” to the meditative “I Call You” with its steadily rolling drums, to the sweet melody of the ballad “Precious Kisses,” the dynamic lullaby “Sweet Pea,” and is rounded out by an ode to the musician’s instrument, “My Little Guitar”.
Newcomer Columbo Coulda Killed You proclaims himself as “The Smokey Robinson” of underground hip hop. The hip hop artist announced today the release of his 19-track debut Mixtape “Swish” on Soundcloud. Recall a few days ago, appearing on Big Boy’s radio show, Kanye described his yet to be named album as a “gospel album with a whole lot of cursing on it”. West’s album was originally titled Swish but it looks like he may go with So Help Me God. The actual release date happens to be Feb. 11th, one day after Columbo Coulda Killed You releases his debut mixtape which will be titled “Swish”.
UNBORN SUFFER “OPEN DEFIANCE”
Polish death/grind trio UNBORN SUFFER has issued an official video from their fifth album, Nihilist, created for the record’s neck-mangling second track, “Open Defiance.”
Recently, San Francisco’s funk-inspired electronic indie duo YOURS unveiled their brand new single Goldmine. The group teamed up with the national music publication The Deli Magazine to bring the sounds of Goldmine to the public.
K. MICHELLE ANNOUNCES 3RD STUDIO ALBUM “MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE”
Atlantic recording artist K. Michelle has announced details of her hugely anticipated new album. “MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE” follows the release of the unapologetic songstress’ chart-topping “ANYBODY WANNA BUY A HEART?” The collection arrives everywhere on March 25th, making this her 3rd release in nearly 3 years.
SHE IS WE ‘BOOMERANG’ VIDEO OUT TODAY ON VEVO
Rachel Taylor, frontwoman of alternative pop/rock group, She Is We, today released the music video for the band’s new single “Boomerang,” on Vevo. The song premiered on Alternative Press and will be featured on the band’s debut album, WAR, out March 18.