NEW SINGLE BY ADIAM
The first offering since EP1’s poetic and reflective “Desert Island” track and accompanying ethereal video, “Quiet Desperation” is a powerfully driven up-tempo song that is both dark and uplifting at the same time. With undeniably one of catchiest opening lines, Adiam prominently establishes herself: “I know that you’ve been fucking. Everybody knows.” The sound is downright propulsive, and Adiam speaks frankly about feelings of pain and despair with unprecedented coolness and implicitness (“Can’t hide my desperation / Don’t want the world to know“), as well as brutal self-confidence (“It never was my decision to cut you open and watch you bleed“). In titular reference to a quote by American poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau – “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation“ – it is her uniquely authentic deliverance that makes this song, despite it’s gloomy contents, hard not to sing along to.
THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH RELEASES FIRST TRACK FROM ‘EXHALE’
“‘Incomplete’ started with a riff, and had that special energy a good driving song has— it made me want to hop in the car and take the freeway! It’s a song about our journeys in life, personally inspired by our journey as a band,” says TFK frontman, songwriter and guitarist, Trevor McNevan.
ZHU X SKRILLEX X THEY.
“Working For It” is part of ZHU’s critically acclaimed Genesis Series and was the last piece to be unveiled from the wildly popular and critically acclaimed body of work, which featured a stellar cast of collaborators including AlunaGeorge, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Daniel Johns, A-Trak, Gallant and many more. The Genesis Series has received critical praise and support from the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, Pitchfork, The FADER, COMPLEX Magazine, Consequence of Sound, Noisey, SPIN Magazine, Zane Lowe’s Beats1, Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Pete Tong, KCRW’s Jason Bentley and many, many more internationally recognized tastemakers and publications from around the world.
“VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 1”
Look forward to weekly-released Digital EPs tied to each episode of VINYL, culminating with a second full length soundtrack in conjunction with the series’ April 17th season finale. The musical offerings will feature an exciting combination of original tracks written and recorded exclusively for the series, vintage songs from the period re-recorded by contemporary artists, and a wealth of catalog favorites, all either appearing in or inspired by music in the series. Some of artists contributing recordings include Charlie Wilson, Iggy Pop, Chris Cornell, Julian Casablancas, Charli XCX, Jesse J, Nate Ruess, Royal Blood, Jess Glynne, Trey Songz, The Arcs, DJ Cassidy, Alex Newell, and many more.
GOOD ENGLISH “THE FIRE WALK”
Rock and roll sisters, Elizabeth, Celia, and Leslie Rasmussen, otherwise known as the fierce Good English have teamed up with Substream Magazine (LINK) to unveil their first single “The Fire Walk” off their highly anticipated full length album to be released mid March. The track was the result of an ordinary band practice going very, very right. Although not the kind of ladies to sit down and “jam” on this particular day, the trio started off their rehearsal by setting up, making noise and just having some fun with a few “off the cuff” licks and fills. “The bass line and drum beat fit comfortably with one another very quickly so we knew we were on to something,” stated Elizabeth. “The Fire Walk” is a continuous dynamic build from start to finish climaxing with a wall of sound created by droning guitar solos and interweaving vocal melodies.
MURALS SHARE EXCLUSIVE STREAM OF DEBUT
Formed nearly 10 years ago while in high school the band now known as Murals (Evan Blum, Jacob Weaver, Rob Monsma) have traveled a long road to their debut Full Length LP. After some dips and turns the three core members have landed back in their home town of Louisville, KY. They write record and live in a house on a hill in the not so swank part of town – the type of place that acid trips and all day jam sessions go hand in hand. The results are an ever present body of psychedelic folk that wouldn’t be so surprising in your hippie dad’s record collection or buried deep in the crates of your headiest record store.
VANCOUVER DUO MU PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “DEBAUCHERY”
Mu emerged in 2014 with their debut EP, featuring the single, “To Be Young”, named a ‘Track Of The Month’ by Dazed & Confused, alongside FKA Twigs and Future Islands. Over the past year they have perfected their craft, performing regularly in their hometown. Additional tour dates, beyond British Columbia, are in the works, and will be announced in the coming weeks.
RYAN BEAVER “FAST”
On May 6th, Nashville’s Ryan Beaver will release his much-anticipated new album Rx. Today, Ryan shares “Fast,” the second song to be released from Rx, which premiered yesterday at Yahoo Music.
SWMRS’ DEBUT ALBUM ‘DRIVE NORTH’
Bay Area quartet SWMRS released their debut album Drive North via their own Uncool Records. Produced by FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper in the band’s hometown of Oakland, CA, the album is available now HERE.
CLASSIC ROCK AND METAL HAMMER STREAM HARD ROCKERS MONSTER TRUCK’S NEW ALBUM
One week prior to the release of fiery hard rockers Monster Truck’s sophomore effort, SITTIN’ HEAVY, fans around the world can listen to the album in its entirety now via Classic Rock and Metal Hammer. SITTIN’ HEAVY is receiving early rave reviews from the media with Skulls N Bones declaring, “It’s rare in 2016 to get handed a rock album, and be completely absorbed in it after the first track, but that’s exactly what happened…if you love soulful rock music, this is an album you must have!” SITTIN’ HEAVY will be released worldwide on February 19th via Dine Alone Records.
LISTEN TO “KATAMARI DUQUETTE”
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die are an atmospheric emo / indie rock band from Willimantic, CT. The band was formed in 2009 and has undergone several lineup changes since its inception. TWIABP’s now eight piece lineup writes the songs collaboratively and often on-the-spot with vocal duties shared by five members. The band’s sound is easily compared to second wave post-emo indie rock bands of the late 90s and early 2000s and their atmospheric moments are often tagged as “post-rock.” The band creates their dense textured sound with multi-layered and heavily effected guitars as well as synthesizer, strings, and trumpet.
CERRONE NEW VIDEO
Cerrone shares new music video “2nd Chance” (feat. Tony Allen), in celebration of “Afro” EP out today via Because Music/Big Beat!
WEEKEND GETAWAY “HERE
Serendipity is capricious. In its undisciplined form it is merely a fortunate accident. However, married to disciplined purpose, it can take the measure of chance and produce extraordinary results. The story of Weekend Getaway is one of discipline and purpose sprinkled with a dollop of serendipity.
In 2012 and 2013 band co-founders Marcus Vess and Gary McKinney recorded and released several original beach songs including “Let’s Shag on the Beach” and “Having a Good Time”. Both songs were well-received but they wanted more, much more. They dreamed of organizing a group composed of exceptionally talented musicians to create a uniquely Southeastern sound to promote the rich heritage of R&B, Jazz, Soul and Carolina beach music. In 2014 they began the search.
EXTERMINATION TEMPLE “PHYSICAL TORTURE”
No Clean Singing puts the EXTERMINATION TEMPLE monstrosity dubbed “Physical Torture” on display for the first time, issuing of the track’s output, “The guitar leads move from moans to shrieks, with whammy-bar solos swooping and diving like fire-bombers. The pacing changes, accelerating into thrashing assaults with deep, drilling riffs and then dropping back into that huge, pile-driving rumble. And the vocals? Utterly deranged. A menagerie of agonized howls and skin-splitting shrieks that sound exactly like someone undergoing… physical torture.”
COLOURS’ “SLOW” PREMIERES AT COOL HUNTING
“Slow,” the new single from Florida-based duo Colours, is premiering via Cool Hunting at in anticipation of their debut album, Ivory, out February 26 on Victory Records. Hailed by Entertainment Weekly for their “howling electro-R&B beats,” the group is set to tour with electronic artist Robert DeLong beginning this weekend. The dates will give fans their first chance to hear live performances of the tracks from the forthcoming album.
DAUGHTRY FEATURES NEW SINGLE “TORCHES”
“Torches” was written by Chris Daughtry and Dave Bassett (Elle King’s “Exes & Oh’s”, Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” and Shinedown’s “Second Chance”) as well as produced by Bassett.
FRANK TURNER STREAM “THE BALLAD OF ME AND MY FRIENDS”
Xtra Mile Recordings and celebrated British singer-songwriter Frank Turner are excited to announce the CD release of his Ten For Ten album. Out today, Ten For Ten was originally released as a 12″ companion piece to Turner’s exciting The First Ten Years boxed set that was released in 2015 – a 7LP set that also included The First Three Years, The Second Three Years and The Third Three Years. The three double albums contain a wealth of recorded material: Original songs, live takes, covers, digital-only tracks, songs from tribute albums, guest spots and collaborations, unreleased and unheard demos, radio sessions and other exclusive content totaling 77 songs.
DREAMERS “YOU ARE HERE”
Welcome to DREAMERS universe: you are invited to experience this Brooklyn-birthed band’s iridescent grunge-pop sound that will attack your senses and take you on an emotional odyssey of nostalgia and wonder.
They first launched their infectious tracks into the world with their independently released self-titled debut EP, with their breakout single “Wolves (You Got Me)” quickly landing in rotation on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation.
STEVE ANGELLO SHARES DRAMATIC NEW VIDEO ‘TIGER’
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THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “ASTONISHED MAN”
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, the San Francisco-based band fronted by singer and songwriter Thao Nguyen, is premiering the Brook Linder-directed video for the album track “Astonished Man” here. The song, which was hailed by NPR Music for its “playful melodies that Thao is known for … matched with a gnarled sound that is classic [producer Merrill] Garbus,” also received its radio premiere today via Sirius XM’s XMU station.
BIG & RICH BRING THEIR SOUTHERN STYLE TO “THE BIG INTERVIEW” ON AXS
Beloved country stars John Rich and Big Kenny—better known as the smash hit duo Big & Rich—rock THE BIG INTERVIEW, in an all-new episode premiering Tuesday, February 16, at 8pm ET. During the candid hour-long sit-down, the award-winning twosome opens up about the trials and tribulations of creating their own label, their musical influences, the creation of the MuzikMafia and how to determine what qualifies as real country music. For the first time ever, the show is giving fans a sneak peek of the episode HERE before it airs in full.
ULRIKA SPACEK NEW VIDEO
The Berlin quintet Ulrika Spacek have recently unveiled their video for for their track Strawberry Glue. In the video the group welcomes you into their shared living space KEN to give you a glimpse of the raucous and fun atmosphere. Ulrika Spacek teamed up with the publication Q Magazine to premiere the video.
LILY & MADELEINE DEBUT VIDEO FOR “HOTEL POOL”
The new video for Lily & Madeleine’s “Hotel Pool” debuted yesterday during the duo’s Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) and can now be viewed/shared here. Of the new song, which can now be purchased at iTunes, 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.”
THOMAS COHEN “HONEYMOON”
Thomas Cohen share’s Honeymoon from his forthcoming debut album Bloom Forever which is released by Stolen Recordings on 6th May 2016.
In Thomas’ words; “Honeymoon was the first song I wrote after S.C.U.M. broke up. It’s subject matter is self-explanatory. A song about holidays with several minutes of saxophone solo.”
BOSSK ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM & PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO
Bossk are an atmospheric post-everything band from Ashford, Kent, England. Over the course of a decade, they’ve blurred the lines between the post metal and post rock subgenres, earning a cult-like status in the underground music scene. They’ve selectively shared stages with bands including …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Cult of Luna, Dragged Into Sunlight, and many more.
The Groovefest name had garnered the international respect from an otherworldly mentality for a worldly move to farther shores, when Malta was chosen as the fertile ground for a second edition and a phenomenal phase one announced. Now the edition is growing into it’s Maltese mission with an expanding lineup, phase two promising to deck out an already killer crew by drafting in Andrea Oliva, Art Department, Jamie Jones, Laura Jones, Doorly and more, for a Mediterranean drift into bliss.
With an unmoving mantra straight from the foundations of dance, Groovefest is a communal celebration in secluded surroundings for the movers, that even brings along the fathers of the scene. Joining the forever present force of goodwill that is Kerri Chandler atop phase one, are a selection of ever prescient DJs who carry forward this uncompromising curation. ANTS’ own original Andrea Oliva maintains the apex of the bill with a highly crafted style from his standout career, one reflected by a highly refined crew from phase two in support.
LAST BULLET “SIN”
Toronto based Hard Rock band Last Bullet have released a music video for their new single “Sin”. Envisioned, edited and co-directed by frontman Bryan Fontez, “Sin” was filmed in the 24th floor attic of Toronto’s historical landmark the Fairmont Royal York Hotel (the 1929 built setting for Saw 5). The celebrity destination hotel, where Jim Morrison scratched his name in the same attic wall where the video was filmed, required the band carry all of their equipment up 700+ flights of stairs.
VINDATA NEW VIDEO
Los Angeles producers Vindata have released the video for “Can’t Say No” featuring vocalist Chuck Ellis off their sophomore EP, Through Time and Space, out now on OWSLA. The video was shot by director Adam Newport-Berra (Killer Mike, Dirty Projectors, Nike, Intel) at a large farm in upstate New York. Chuck Ellis and the crew were welcomed into the farm owners’ home during the shoot, where all of them were surprised with a newborn baby halfway through filming.
Watch “Can’t Say No” via Pitchfork:
DEAD BY WEDNESDAY DRUMMER CREATES AN APP
Christian “Opus” Lawrence, drummer of Connecticut mainstay metal band DEAD BY WEDNESDAY, is pleased to announce the public reveal of his brand new drum trigger iPhone app, EZTrigger.
EZTrigger is a one of a kind, user friendly appthat turns your iOS device (iPhone models 4, 5, 6 or iPad) into a single-channel drum module, allowing you to trigger a high definition bass drum sample from an acoustic kit in real time. No more bulky brains or expensive rack systems needed! EZTrigger is a great way to give your bass drum a boost in the mix without the hassle of micing or a setting up other hardware. Just plug a standard drum trigger into the phone through a guitar interface such as IK Multimedia’s iRig 2 and play through a PA, choosing from over 30 great bass drum samples.
* Made for live performance
* Works with standard piezo drum triggers
* Made especially for the iRig 2 guitar interface (works with original iRig as well)
* High quality 44.1khz bass drum samples for a range of rock and other styles
* Simple setup in seconds
HEAR BJ THE CHICAGO KID’S DEBUT ALBUM
BJ The Chicago Kid’s Motown debut In My Mind is available February 19. Check out the single in time for Valentine’s Day: “The New Cupid (feat. Kendrick Lamar).”
LANCE NEPTUNE EP STREAM
Inspired by the lost lands between here and the heavens Lance Neptune provides the soundtrack for hazy summer evenings with his debut release on Lone’s Magicwire imprint.
Lance Neptune lets his music play the guide. A native of Glenardern, Maryland, his curiosity takes him into the realms of the unknown. Finding and building sounds from these unknown galaxies he conjures up musical vistas to transport us there.
HUDSON BELL “HEY DOLL”
While starting to record new songs, Hudson Bell was working on a history book about the city of San Francisco, a place in its early days known as Yerba Buena (translation “good herb”), which became the title of his first album in six years. “It’s also the name of an island in the middle of the bay between San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley,”Hudson explains. “When we were recording I was in San Francisco, John Slater (bass guitar) was living in Berkeley and Brian Fraser (drummer) was in Oakland. Yerba Buena seemed like the perfect title for our upcoming release.”
BANTA VIDEO ON HUFFPO
Los Angeles indie rock five-piece Banta have released the official music video for their single “Someday.” The colorful clip, directed by Justin Bauer, features animated decoupage imagery and performance shots of the band. The video premiered on Huffington Post and can be viewed on eOne Music’s official YouTube channel.
“I’ve been a fan of Justin Bauer’s visual art for sometime,” singer Sharaya Mikael explained. “We were very excited that he wanted to work with us. He doesn’t typically direct music videos, so this was a fun experiment on all sides. I feel like he was able to visually capture the essence of the song, in this tension of waiting for the next thing, but it never really seems to get there quick enough. Its a bit of a tease”
THE MOST SHAZAMED SONG OF THE SUPER BOWL IS AVAILABLE NOW
Jeep’s “4x4ever” commercial was the most Shazamed Super Bowl Ad of 2016 — by a long shot. The spot, which was Shazamed over 40,000 times (the next closest song was Shazamed only 3,000 times) features original music by Morgan Dorr, lead singer of Best of Friends, and, in less than a week, has been viewed over 1.5 million times on YouTube. Watch for yourself here:
Today, fans can purchase the most popular song to come out of the Super Bowl here:
LA CHINGA “RIGHT ON”
Vancouver-based heave riff rockers LA CHINGA will release their Freewheelin’ full-length next month via Small Stone Recordings. As a precursor to its release, today the keepers of all things volumized at The Obelisk kick off the weekend with a stream of ninth album cut “Right On” issuing of the track, “it follows a zig-zag through the righteous sections of rock and roll history – AC/DC hooks and brazen swing abound – and is every bit the soundtrack to the age in which one might wish one lived.
STEAMBOATS RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “MAGNIFY”
Elmore says “Perfectly in sync vocals against a lush, roots background prove that these men have come together to form a tight knit musical group that understands each other’s strengths, allowing them shine.”
XU XU FANG NEW VIDEO
Mar Vista, California’s Xu Xu Fang are a dark-and-brooding, slow-and-rolling musical experience…. The band’s previous EPs and singles have garnered a ton of attention, and they are now set to release their debut full-length album, ‘Daylong Secret’, on March 4th via The Sound Ranch. Michael Shuman (Queens of the Stone Age) joined the band in the studio, recording bass and duet lead vocals on several new songs, and producer/mixer, Alain Johannes (QOTSA, Arctic Monkeys) contributed mixes, along with Dave Trumfio (Sia, Wilco). ‘Daylong Secret’ is produced by the band’s songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Bobby Tamkin.
UH HUH BABY YEAH NEW LYRIC VIDEO
Pop rock quartet Uh Huh Baby Yeah has debuted a lyric video for their new single “Natural Born Thriller”. The track comes from the band’s new EP Illuminasty, which will be released on 3/4 via Revival Recordings and is a follow-up to their 2013 release Trash Talk.
“‘Illuminasty’ is the culmination of 2 years of intense hard work on behalf of us, our team, as well as our friends,” says vocalist Kevin Fletcher. “We wanted to continue our evolution as a band with our next release and put out something that took what we did on ‘Trash Talk’ to a completely different level. I feel we not only achieved that, but crushed it. Illuminasty is my favorite collection of songs that we have ever released by far. My hope is that you, the listener, thinks so too.”
GIRL PANTS NEW SINGLE
Charlotte, NC post hardcore sextet Girl Pants will release their new ‘Come’ EP on March 8 via Flannel Gurl Records. ‘Come’ is now available for purchase here.
A track off the EP titled “Smear Campaign” is premiering today on New Noise.
Drawing influences from bands like Fugazi, mewithoutYou, and Self Defense Family, Girl Pants previously self-released two EPs in 2014, that caught the attention of Flannel Gurl Records. The cassette version of ‘Come’ includes the self-released EP’s.
CAROLINE K “ANIMAL LATTICE”
Blackest Ever Black and Klanggalerie present the first ever vinyl reissue of Caroline K’s outstanding 1985 album, Now Wait For Last Year.
This haunting and deeply narcotic work of post-industrial synthesizer music – the late Nocturnal Emissions co-founder’s only published solo record – has accrued a fervent cult following over the past 30 years, and copies of the original pressing are today extremely rare and sought-after. Appropriately enough for an album concerned with the disruption of linear time, the music seems to exist firmly outside of it.
VOLBEAT ANNOUNCES 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES AROUND COACHELLA
VOLBEAT returns to the road this spring, announcing a string of dates around their first ever Coachella performances April 15th and April 22nd with support from Black Stone Cherry and Monster Truck.
Celebrating their return the GRAMMY Award®-nominated, gold-certified Danish hard rock outfit hits U.S. soil for the first time in 2016 with an intimate “Evening With Volbeat” show at the Roxy in Los Angeles, CA on April 13th. The legendary venue will serve as the perfect setting to get up close and personal with the band’s signature hybrid of rock prowess, metal power, blues soul, and rockabilly swing.
KINGPEN SLIM FREESTYLE
What’s the difference between real hate and fake love? Kingpen Slim ponders this question on Valentine’s Day with a freestyle over the Madlib and Kanye West collaboration “Real Friends.” Be on the look out for Kingpen Slim’s FXCKLXVE EP available online February 17th.
Watch Kingpen Slim – Real Friends (dir. Jay Gregory):
SHE IS WE ‘BOOMERANG’ VIDEO
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.
PANDORA PREMIERES FULL STREAM OF THE CAVE SINGERS NEW ALBUM
The Cave Singers are excited to premiere a full stream of their upcoming album Banshee via Pandora Premieres. Banshee will be released independently by The Cave Singers February 19.
The Cave Singers will also be hitting the road this spring kicking off with a record release party in Seattle at Neumos on February 20. Full tour schedule available below.
FOY VANCE PREMIERES NEW TRACK ZIGGY ‘LOOKED ME IN THE EYE’
Foy Vance, the latest signing to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, has unveiled new song Ziggy Looked Me In The Eye, recorded live at Blackbird Studios in Nashville in late 2015. Premiered yesterday by Independent.co.uk, who describe Vance as “deeply soulful, passionate and brutally honest”, watch the footage here
LEAF IS READY TO RIDE IN NEW SINGLE
While blazing a trail on her sold-out tour with Alessia Cara, Leaf, is kicking off 2016 with her new single titled “Ride”. This is the Magnet Bitch Movement ringleader as raw and uncompromising as ever. “Ride” is a brooding slow jam that showcases Leaf’s range as a singer, rapper, and serves as a tease for what’s in store from her in 2016. Read more on SPIN here.
BILL & MURRAY PREMIERE VIDEO FOR SINGLE “BORED”
Tel-Aviv-based synthpop trio, Bill & Murray, announce the release of the video for their single, “Bored.” The track is from the group’s debut album, A New Kind of High, which dropped in September of 2015. The new single was exclusively premiered on PureVolume, who says, “The newcomers’ sharp, gritty sound has earned them praise in a short period of time, recalling the hallmarks of gritty, late ’80s inspired pop.”
KANYE WEST LABEL EVENT PIX
Thursday, Feb. 11 was a star-studded affair at NYC nightclub Up&Down for Kanye West’s record label’s G.O.O.D. Music event. Guests at the private party were the only crowd to hear West’s new music aside from his fashion show/listening party at Madison Square Garden earlier in the day.
Kayne West’s Creative Director, Virgil Abloh, played back to back tracks from Kanye’s new album, The Life Of Pablo, for guests at the exclusive affair. The over-the-top party was attended by music artists A$AP Rocky, Wale and Charli XCX along with A-listers including Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin, who were seen having a good time with friends and dancing to West’s new album in the VIP section. The crowd went wild when Virgil Abloh spun A$AP Rocky’s chart-topping hits while Rocky himself hung out at a table near the DJ booth. Also seen at the exclusive event was New York Giants’ Victor Cruz, Supermodel Dev Windsor, DJ Harley Viera-Newton and Stylist Ian Conner, who made an appearance in the Yeezy fashion show at Madison Square Garden.
Photo credit: David X. Prutting/BFA
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MADDIE ZIEGLER JOINS DANCE.COM
Superstar dancer Maddie Ziegler of “Dance Moms” and Sia’s “Chandelier” music video (just to name a few), has recently joined Dance.com. A premiere online community and social network for the dance industry, Dance.com unites dance enthusiasts with businesses, studios and retailers.
Joined by many other dance industry professionals on Dance.com, Maddie just recently made the announcement of her joining the platform to her over 5 million followers in a post on her Instagram page, which has landed her 158,000 likes to date.
Maddie’s Instagram announcement:
BIG FREEDIA WARNED THAT TWERKING COULD GET HER ARRESTED IN MISSISSIPPI
New Orleans Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, had to explain to fans on social media tonight why her show was cancelled at The Dollar Box Showroom in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The show, which was scheduled for Friday February 12, was cancelled after the club owner, Ben Shemper, got a call from a State Alcohol Beverage Control officer who asserted that, after watching some Big Freedia videos on Youtube, her show might be in violation of Mississippi codes which prohibits certain sexual conduct where there is alcohol served.
MIGHTY MYSTIC “SOMETHING BOUT MARY”
All of us here at Roots Musician Records are excited to share with you the newest album from Mighty Mysic ‘The Art of Balance’ available worldwide on March 11, 2016. An instant download of the first single “Something Bout Mary” is available today with pre-order and I’ve included a free download below. Please add to your rotation and share with your listeners!
PETROL GIRLS EP STREAM
Petrol Girls have released a free stream for their upcoming EP Some Thing for your listening pleasure! You will find the stream available here.
MR BONES NEW SINGLE
Mr. Bones have premiered their latest single in anticipation of their upcoming record Bites, due out February 26th on Portland DIY imprint Good Cheer Records. The song is “You Ruined It”, a fuzzy blast of ’90s inspired alt-pop.
“…what makes a song like “You Ruined It” stand out from the pack is how effortlessly it blends the opposing forces of pleasurable crunch and plaintive melody.” – Michael Wojtas, Under the Radar
FLUME DEBUTS VIDEO FOR “NEVER BE LIKE YOU” FEATURING KAI
Flume’s video for “Never Be Like You” featuring Kai, directed by Clemens Habicht, is premiering today. Watch the video, which stars Australian actors Sophie Lowe and Sam Reid along with a cameo from Flume himself, here. “Never Be Like You” is the first track to be released from Flume’s highly anticipated new album Skin, coming later this year on Mom + Pop.
ARMSTRONG VIDEO NOW AT ESPN MUSIC
Alternative Scots, Armstrong, have debuted a new music video for their song “Bend. Buckle. Break” via ESPN Music. The video stars Muay Thai boxer and current ISKA British champion Amy Pirnie. “We had initially planned on using actresses for the main roles and had the opportunity to use the Inferno Fighters gym in Rutherglen for the shoot,” says vocalist Nicole Mason. “We went to speak to the guys who ran the gym and told them what we were thinking of and they suggested that actresses might not look the part and said that they could speak to Amy. For ourselves, there was no decision to make between using an actress to play the part of a fighter and using someone who actually lived and breathed the exact story we were trying to tell. The fact that Amy was the current UK champ was just an added bonus!”
RIVAL CITY HEIGHTS PREMIERE DEBUT SINGLE “TAKE IT BACK”
If Jeff Gutt so desired, he could’ve been a solo artist, putting his name out front and riding the notoriety of being a finalist on The X-Factor who dazzled audiences and judges alike (including hard-nosed Simon Cowell) with his commanding voice and electrifying physical presence. In addition to making his mark with the U.S. television audience, Gutt has also been embraced as a bona fide star in the Middle East, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Finland, and Australia.
THE CAINS NEW VIDEO @ CMT
Sibling trio, The Cains, have released a new music video for their single, “Knock Knock,” which is now premiering on CMT platforms. The Cains are among the next group of emerging artists to be featured in CMT’s Artist Discovery campaign this February. Directed by Justin Clough, the edgy new video is now available for viewing multiple times per day on the 24/7 digital music channel CMT Music and on CMT’s website, here.
ALINA BEA SHARES TITLE TRACK FROM NEW EP ON IMPOSE
In the wake of a cataclysmic life change resulting from the end of a five-year relationship and the dissolution of her beloved band Body Parts, Live Undone is an exclamation of shocked loss and an empowered scream of defiance drawing on dark and confessional subject matter, with an adventurous electronic pop palette that calls to mind Kate Bush, St. Vincent and Empress Of. Alina Bea’s newly formed live band will be celebrating the album’s release in LA on February 26th.
VOTUM “SPIRAL” LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED
The Polish prog band VOTUM just released a lyric video for the track “Spiral” from their upcoming album :KTONIK:.
H2O PREMIERE “TRUE ROMANCE” MUSIC VIDEO
“True Romance” appears on H2O’s first new studio album in seven years, Use Your Voice, which was released last fall on Bridge Nine. The album is 11 songs of high-energy, high octane melodic hardcore punk that is sure to please any fan of the H2O’s impressive back catalog (which includes their 1996 self-titled debut, 1997’s Thicker Than Water [Epitaph], 1999’s F.T.T.W. [Epitaph], 2001’s Go [MCA], and landmark 2008 release Nothing To Prove [Bridge Nine]) and modern punk in all shapes and forms.
GHOST WINS FIRST GRAMMY® AWARD
Ghost’s “Cirice”, from their critically acclaimed third album Meliora, has been awarded a Grammy® for ‘Best Metal Performance’ at the 2016 Grammy® Awards. Meliora was released on August 21, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Charts. The Grammy® Awards were handed out on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and televised live on CBS.
18+ FREE MIXTAPE “FORE”
Ahead of the release of their forthcoming LP (expected in spring), US based duo 18+ have released a free download of “FORE” – a 15 track mixtape setting the tone for their anticipated new album.
18+ released their debut album “Trust” via Houndstooth to critical acclaim at the end of 2014, with a follow up remix EP release in October 2015 alongside a headline tour of Europe which saw them bring their unsettling brand of distorted R&B to audiences in London, Berlin and beyond.