KENDRICK LAMAR JOINS BJ THE CHICAGO KID ON BJ’S SONG “THE NEW CUPID”
BJ The Chicago Kid’s Motown debut In My Mind is available February 19 . The album features a few leaders of the new school including Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, Isabella and Big K.R.I.T., but it has some serious old-school flavor. Before looking to his future, he took it back with an EP of D’Angelo covers. On “In My Mind” BJ overflows with soul on this joint, with his falsetto punctuating the retro horns and bass.
Check out the new song here: “The New Cupid (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”
MICHAEL KIWANUKA ANNOUNCES US DATES
UK singer Michael Kiwanuka announces his first US tour dates of 2016 starting April 3 in Brooklyn at Rough Trade. The brief four dates will feature music from an untitled upcoming album.
Kiwanuka’s debut album, 2012’s Home Again, was released to widespread critical acclaim from journalists and fellow musicians alike, all paying testament to Michael’s incredibly smooth and soulful voice that recalls a number of the great singers.
‘MOVE YA BODY’ EP STREAM
Vanilla Ace is back to Move Ya Body, with his new EP of the same name featuring Marcellus Wallace & Stage Rockers. The fun and funky track is sure to get the bodies on the dance floor and you can still catch him live on his Jet Setter tour, so don’t miss out!
Check out the new Move Ya Body EP here:
PROBLEM DAUGHTER PREMIERE NEW TRACK “DRACULA ON A BUDGET”
Salt Lake City pop-punk outfit PROBLEM DAUGHTER are premiering a brand new tune off their upcoming album “Fits of Disorganized Boredom”. The track is titled “Dracula On A Budget” and its definitely the most fist pumping anthem on the album. Think a more pissed off Banner Pilot with a healthier dose of gang vocals.
SUGAR FLY NEW SINGLE
LA based Rock N Soul group Sugar Fly recently unveiled the lead track from their forthcoming self-titled debut EP. The band partnered up with Yahoo! Music’s “Rising Artists” feature series to premiere the blistering “Heartbreak City,” which can be heard here. “Heartbreak City” is an ode to the pitfalls of the City of Angels, and showcases frontwoman Tia Simone’s knockout vocals.
DAN LIPTON NEW SINGLE
Dan Lipton, whose blend of nomadic folk has drawn comparisons to Ray LaMontagne and Jeff Buckley, has premiered his newest single “Shade in the Shadow” on Nooga. The haunting ballad spins the tale of the Bondurant brothers, a trio who made moonshine in West Virginia during Prohibition.
“TIGER ASYLUM” REMIXES
Our first taste of new Brooklyn trio Tiger Tooth came in the form of a techno producing pomeranian and a sassy, club-going baby doll featured in the band’s lead music video for “Tiger Asylum.” Comprised of Johnny Siera and synthesist/producer William Broussard of the wildly successful art-punk band The Death Set, and visual artist Sofia Szamosi, Tiger Tooth unites the three member’s unique outlook on visual aesthetic and commitment to “dark, slimy” techno masterpieces off their forthcoming “Tiger Tiger Tooth Tooth” EP out March 18th.
BEN HOUGE PRESENTS “FOOD & OPERA”
Ben Houge shares his concept of “food opera,” a unique pairing of music and gastronomy that presents a meal as a narrative medium, incorporating a thirty-channel speaker array and techniques from video game soundtracks to achieve an unprecedented level of synchronization between the senses of taste and hearing. In a series of collaborations with chef Jason Bond of Bondir restaurant in Cambridge, Ben has used this new genre to explore the phenomenological links between the senses, interpret poetry, and tell the stories of local farmers. More recently, he has composed music drawing on recent developments in crossmodal psychology to affect the perception of taste at dinners designed by chef Jozef Youssef of Kitchen Theory in London. Ben has lectured on this work at academic conferences and at Oxford University, as well as at some of the world’s leading restaurants, including The Fat Duck in Bray, England, and Mugaritz in San Sebastián, Spain. Last summer, Ben taught a course at Berklee College of Music exploring the technology and aesthetics of pairing food with sound, and students presented their final projects in one of Quique Dacosta’s Michelin-starred restaurants. Ben is currently working on a new food opera to be presented by St. Paul-based new music ensemble Zeitgeist in May 2016. For more food opera, see Ben’s TEDx Berklee Valencia presentation.
When: Wednesday, Feb 24th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA (next to the Green Street Station)
DON’T CHASE FELIX NEW VIDEO
Don’t Chase Felix is the musical brainchild of artist/producer Justin Khoury. After spending three years in the Richmond, VA folk/rock band, The Northerners, Khoury decided it was time for a change. This change came in the form of Don’t Chase Felix, a project stemmed from getting in the studio and exploring. The unique name is an ode to the type of project this has been. Felix, the Latin word for happy, is at the base of it all. As Khoury describes, “I’ve always lived a life that is different than most, and sought to find happiness on an atypical life path. Don’t Chase Felix is this idea that there is more than the standard ‘American Dream,’ cookie cutter representation of life and happiness. It says that it’s okay to live a life that goes against the grain, to pursue what makes you happy in ways that don’t always make sense to others.” Don’t Chase Felix is the musical equivalent of pursuing a life outside of the mold.
ANNE WALSH NEW ALBUM LATE MARCH
The sultriness inherent in Brazilian jazz rhythms enhances the fresh and vibrant pop melodies on soprano song siren Anne Walsh’s “Brand New,” which bodes to cast a bewitching spell of beauty and romance this spring upon its March 18 release from A To Z Music. The timing is serendipitous for the twelve-tracker – thoughtfully produced and arranged by Walsh and GRAMMY®-nominated arranger-pianist Tom Zink – that has lyrical themes about rebirth, restoration and rejuvenation as well as juxtaposing the splendor of nature and romantic love. The set list is a mix of new songs and standards that offer hope and continues Walsh’s tradition of writing lyrics for a pair of classic instrumentals.
Sharing a mutual passion for the elegance and sensuality of Brazilian jazz, Walsh and Zink – married both creatively and in real life – showcase their affinity for recordings bolstered by the spontaneity and improvisational spark between first-call musicians. The duo also put considerable care into their meticulous arrangements.
ACTOR BRADLEY COOPER REGISTERS AS BONE MARROW DONOR IN SUPPORT OF DELETE BLOOD CANCER
Delete Blood Cancer DKMS announced today that Academy Award nominated actor Bradley Cooper has registered as a bone marrow donor and is joining the organization’s efforts to register more donors.
Katharina Harf, Co-Founder of Delete Blood Cancer DKMS introduced Cooper to Anthony Daniels, a young man who has been battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of blood cancer for five years. Cooper was inspired to help Anthony and others who are also battling the disease. Cooper, a donor himself, is helping to raise awareness about the importance of registering as a donor.
“When I lost my father to cancer, I lost my best friend, my hero and my confident. It was devastating for my whole family. When I first heard Anthony’s story, I knew that it was time I joined the fight against blood cancer and become a donor,” said Cooper. “When I signed up to be a donor, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the process was quick and pain free – a simple swab of my cheek. I hope that I can be a match for someone, and inspire others to register as well.”
THE SO SO GLOS PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “A.D.D. LIFE” WITH NOISEY
Today, celebrated Brooklyn-based rock band The So So Glos released the music video for “A.D.D. Life,” the first anthemic track taken from the band’s forthcoming full-length album, Kamikaze. Premiering over at Noisey and serving as Kamikaze’s lead, “A.D.D. Life,” a song USA Today recently deemed “a bouncing ode to attention deficit and a reminder about perspective,” lends commentary to our technology-driven and overly-stimulated society.
IS TROPICAL PREMIERE LUMINOUS “FOLLOW THE SUN” VIDEO AT EARMILK
IS TROPICAL have announced the release of new album Black Anything on 3/11/2016 via NYC based Axis Mundi Records, shortly after the fourth installment of the five part 10″ series ‘Follow the Sun / Now Stop’ comes out on 2/12/2016.
MELAENA CADIZ NEW SINGLE
“It’s hard to make a clean escape,” Melaena Cadiz admits early on in her new album, Sunfair. But it’s been on her mind nonetheless. The songwriter, long based out of New York City, made a break for the West Coast in 2015 and on Sunfair she’s managed a breakthrough as well. Cadiz has honed her technique and striped away any excess, leaving her haunting vocals and evocative storytelling unadorned, but also unencumbered.
GOLDENSUNS “GIVE IT UP”
“Give it Up” follows the release of the band’s debut single “I Feel This Place” which hit #1 on the Indie Shuffle popular charts and made a serious run up the Hype Machine charts.
Goldensuns “Give It Up”:
STOLEN JARS NEW VIDEO
Stolen Jars released their album Kept last year, and today shares the music video for the album’s title track via Under The Radar.
SHURA ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM AND SHARES “TOUCH” REMIX FEATURING TALIB KWELI
UK singer/songwriter/ producer Shura announced today on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show that her debut album Nothing’s Real is set for release later this Spring via Interscope. She is also giving her breakout track “Touch” (over 25 million plays to date) new life and an official release, which will become available on Spotify for the first time on Friday.
YOUNG DOLPH NEW ALBUM
Young Dolph’s debut album, King of Memphis, finds the charismatic rapper teaming up with A-list producers Mike WiLL Made-It, TM88, Zaytoven, Drumma Boy, and Cassius Jay, among others. With a stronghold on his hometown of Memphis, the prolific artist is now looking to make waves around the country, inviting them into his world on King of Memphis. On King of Memphis, Young Dolph proves he can deliver a compelling full-length all on his own, shouldering the 11-track load without any guest rappers.
BAMBU DE ASIATIC “FRESH DAILY”
“I originally met Audessey back in the late 90’s through a mutual friend of ours when he was a member of a group called Mass Influence,” Bambu says. “When I decided to take on the Family Matters project I reached out to him about collaborating on a song for the album and boom! ‘Fresh Daily’ happened. A little bit of that old school vibe with that new car smell.”
NINET “CHILD” VIDEO
NINET, aka Ninet Tayeb, one of Israel’s most talked about and important artists, released her video. She’s bringing her act stateside for a few weeks for some big market looks and for SXSW. Think Bjork, Polly Jean, Flo and the Machine, Karen O…
SHANNON HAYDEN SHARES ‘YOU SEE THE WORLD’ IN FULL
Chicago-based cellist Shannon Hayden’s upcoming album sees her fully embracing the textures and thick soundscapes of the ambient world that she has been drifting toward as she continues to discover her musical voice. While performing and touring with Lily and Madeleine (Asthmatic Kitty), Hayden has continued to shape her own compositions that are very much a different beast — they are emotionally charged journeys through surreal, sonic landscapes.
GIBBZ PREMIERES “I REALLY LOVE YOU”
Gibbz has dropped his next single, “I Really Love You.” Premiered at Music Times, this infectious track is a taste for what’s to come from this budding pop-music aficionado’s debut album, Above Water, expected out March 8.
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND SOUNDTRACK RELEASED TODAY
CBS Television Studios and The CW today announced the release of the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Original Television Soundtrack (Season 1 – Volume 1), the 25-song soundtrack to the first nine episodes of the acclaimed series. Featuring songs performed by cast members Rachel Bloom, Santino Fontana, Donna Lynne Champlin, Vincent Rodriguez III, Pete Gardner, Vella Lovell and Gabrielle Ruiz, the collection will be available in both explicit and clean versions, with both showcasing five original song demos.
Positive Hip-hop artist, Souleye announces the release of his second single, “Labeled” off of the critically acclaimed album, Shapeshifting. The single will be released February 22nd with an accompanying lyric video, out February 24th.
“Not only is he a brilliantly gifted lyricist, but his music delivers a strong and positive message… Each song off the new album is phenomenal and adds another dimension of depth.” — MuzicNotez
THE WESTERN SONS “SEND MY LOVE”
The Western Sons started when Garrett Carr, Tyler Cohenour and Blake Rigdon began playing and producing music together at the University of South Florida. It was bed-room musicianship. Songwriting. Growing – and finding a sound that represented all. Kyle started playing drums because we wanted to bring our songs to life and play live – been our drummer ever since.
OPIUO ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘SNEAKERS’
Funkadelic bass music extraordinaire OPIUO is about to hit the road for a nationwide Australian tour, stopping in at more cities and tour stops than ever before. On this tour he’ll be promoting his new single ‘Sneakers’, from the forthcoming album Omniversal.
‘Sneakers’ is party starter, combining heavy bass with lashings of house, disco and a seriously addictive vocal hook. It’s playful, it’s cheeky, it’s funky, and it’s in your face.
BIRD DOG’S VIDEO FOR “DOGS” PREMIERES AT NME
Emerging LA-based band Bird Dog has unveiled a new video for their song “Dogs.” The clip is premiering now at NME who says, “While the song itself is a fine-tuned and slick affair, sounding like MGMT on sleeping pills, the video is more comical.” Watch here: http://bit.ly/1Q1oPqc. “Dogs” is taken from the band’s debut EP Misty Shrub, out now on IAMSOUND Records.
FRIGHTENED RABBIT ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF “PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK”
Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording group Frightened Rabbit have announced details for their eagerly awaited fifth studio album. Titled “PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK,” the album was produced by Aaron Dessner of The National and is set to arrive on April 8th.
Dessner – a longtime fan of Frightened Rabbit – had this to say about the record and frontman Scott Hutchison: “Great songwriters touch a nerve, and I think Scott really touches a nerve with these songs. To me, lyrically, this album is a step above anything he’s written before.”
WOODPIGEON PREMIERES SECOND SINGLE FROM NEW LP “WHOLE BODY SHAKES”
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”.
AKON DROPS NEW TRACK, “GOOD GIRLS LIE”
The multiple GRAMMY® Award nominated rapper/singer/producer/entrepreneur continues his slew of 2016 hits with the new track, “Good Girls Lie.” The song embodies Akon’s signature feel-good, tropical style, and is sure to be a Spring Break anthem!
Toronto’s BART premiere the lead track from their debut album, Holomew set for release on April 8th, 2016 via Idée Fixe Records.
ELIZA SHADDAD “RUN”
Title track Run, revealed today, harnesses that power of provocation; “Run from me far and fast as you can before I ruin you”, Shaddad cries. It’s a deeply confessional sentiment, damning and yet liberating, and as unyielding as it is helplessly fragile.
“This song has a life of its own, and I think half our total studio time was probably spent just trying to tame it. It’s merciless in parts, musically, and lyrically, and a total beast to play live; getting to the end in one piece can actually be kind of cathartic.”
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL ON RS
On March 11, 2016, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will deliver their heavily-anticipated third album, Something Real, via Royal Potato Family.
Something Real documents the trail blazed by this hard-driving ensemble in its recent past. Most of all, it captures them in all their current glory as songwriters, performers and progenitors of the style they characterize as “cowboy hippie surf rock.”
BENT SHAPES “WHAT WE DO IS PUBLIC”
“‘What We Do Is Public’ is a takeoff on “What We Do Is Secret” by The Germs, which I always assumed was about preserving punk rock and the underground music scene as a haven for misfits who felt more comfortable there,” explains Bent Shapes frontman Ben Potrykus of the Boston band’s newest single from their Slumberland Records debut, Wolves of Want out March 11, 2016. “You can’t go to a show in 2016 without seeing someone who is so focused on documenting the event with pictures and videos they’re seamlessly uploading to the internet that they don’t seem to be watching or listening to the show as its happening.”
THE MANOR NEW VIDEO
‘Don’t Like Going Places’ is the third visual from South London trio The Manor’s critically acclaimed debut album, “Don’t Do What We Did”. The track received widespread radio coverage on Radio 1 and 1Xtra, after Charlie Sloth pioneered it as his track of the week and earmarked the band as ones to watch in 2016. It was also heavily supported by radio tastemakers including Toddla T, Mista Jam, and Huw Stephens.
HOODED FANG NEW SINGLE
Hooded Fang have been been a force in Canadian music and beyond for the last few years. To their enormous credit, they continue to blast their sound to smithereens before picking up the the most jagged pieces and moving forth. Today the Toronto band announces their latest musical offering, Venus On Edge, due May 13 via the band’s own label Daps Records. Stream the album’s first single “Tunnel Vision” via The FADER.
DAPHNE GUINNESS’ “MARIONETTES” VIDEO
“Marionnettes,” the new video from artist and cultural icon Daphne Guinness’ debut album Optimist in Black, premieres today via Cool Hunting. Watch it here. The highly-anticipated new album is the first ever music project from Guinness, set for release May 27.
The video was directed by The Fashtons, the husband and wife duo of artist Ben Ashton and his photographer wife Fiona Garden. For the video, Ashton built a working Praxinoscope, a turn-of-the-century optical device—isolated loops of Daphne are brought to life by this striking mirrored object.
LIAM LIS RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “4 THE LUV” FEAT. NILE RODGERS
Liam Lis releases his video for his new single “4 The Luv” [feat. Nile Rodgers] today – watch HERE. The video is full of energy, dancing and fun in the sun.
Grammy Award® winner Nile Rodgers has collaborated with artists including Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams for their multi-platinum hit “Get Lucky”, as well as the late David Bowie, Duran Duran, Madonna, Sam Smith, and is now adding Liam Lis to that list.
OLIVVER THE KID UNVEILS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “BBBLUE”
Featuring Bryan Sammis & Madeline Ford:
MIKEY DOLLAZ MIXTAPE
In a rare case where drill rap meets cutting edge electronic (and actually works), Chicago rapper Mikey Dollaz’s Picture Me Rollin includes all original production from an A-list collection of emerging EDM and rap producers including Strict Face, Obey City, Sonny Digital, Dun Deal, Honorable C.N.O.T.E, Anti-G and Planet Mu’s Silk Road Assassins. Debuted by FACT Mag and delivering everything from a trap ballads (“Girl I Want You,” “Fuck Me Right,” “New to Me”) to trunk-rattling electronic-tinged bangers (“4 Pills,” “Commas”) to party anthems (“Flat or Molly,” “NOW”), Mikey Dollaz proves to be something of a rap chameleon, adapting to a variety of styles and tempos while maintaining a Danny Brown-esque level of energy.
VHS “WHEELCHAIRS” VIA FADER
Violent Human System is better known by their acronym VHS. And while Violent Human System does seem like an appropriately nihilistic name for a pessimistic punk band, VHS also serves as a good indication of the new Seattle band’s grainy aesthetic, early ‘80s nods, and analog inclinations. Imagine watching an early Killing Joke video on a deteriorated VCR, and you get a good idea of VHS’s general vibe. This isn’t some kitschy throwback, though. The band’s modus operandi follows the economic pragmatism of punk’s formative years. Eschewing proper studio recordings and the increasingly prohibitive vinyl format, VHS got their start by cranking out home-recorded cassette tapes. The results were the Art Decay, Everything Looks Boring and Vultures & Hungry Spirits cassettes, which conjured the primitive howl of Dead Moon, the driving wallop of The Wipers, and the gloomy deathrock of Rudimentary Peni in one fell swoop.
THE BY GODS “MISS IT”
The By Gods’ tour has the band traversing the Midwest and East coast through March. Having already garnered comparisons to Bob Mould and Superchunk, the bands’ hook-laden garage rock is respectfully reminiscent of their early to mid-90’s alternative predecessors, which Consequence of Sound says “…bears all the hallmarks of “classic” alternative rock.”
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN TEAM WITH DAVE SARDY FOR A NEW SINGLE
Produced by Dave Sardy, the track is the first new material from the band since the release of debut album ‘The Balcony’ in 2014. Annie Mac premiered it on BBC Radio 1 “Hottest Record In The World” and the song will feature on their new album, due later this year. Oh, and please wish the Llandudno, Wales, lads luck on their nomination for the BRIT Award for British Breakthrough Act, announced February 24th.
AMY VIRGINIA PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “WHERE AM I?”
Effective Immediately PR is proud to introduce Brooklyn-based folk-pop singer-songwriter, Amy Virginia. An established actress, playwright, musician, cultural curator and entrepreneur, Virginia has amassed a solid following as a multi-talented performance artist as well as the Artistic Director of a prestigious social society in New York City. This month, the artist introduces her newest creation, “Where Am I?”, the first single from her upcoming third studio album, Not Us, set to release this May.
TRAVIS BARKER X YELAWOLF
New single “Out of Control” with my brother Yelawolf is out everywhere now! Get it below and P33P the music video directed by Jason Goldwatch.
BEAR HANDS “2 AM”
After cementing their indelible mark on the indie rock world with Burning Bush Supper Club and Distraction, Brooklyn-based BEAR HANDS are gearing up for their genre-bending new album You’ll Pay For This on April 15, 2016 via Spensive Sounds. The band just unleashed the video for the first single, “2AM,” which recounts regrets of illicit nights while maintaining a rhythmic groove.
BARDUS “SMOKE BATH”
Offering a mixed bag of psychedelic tactics, parts of Stella Porta meander off into the cosmos in no rush to get anywhere, while others are much more direct in their delivery; it’s rampaging opening track “Smoke Bath” is one of these movements. MetalSucks, who has already backed BARDUS with prior premieres, making them part of their Converse Rubber Tracks series and more, delivers the exclusive debut of the song, calling it, “a Stella Porta track we’re only too happy to be debuting on MetalSucks today.
J DILLA NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD TRACK “THE INTRODUCTION”
The Estate of James Yancey has revived J Dilla’s longstanding company PayJay as a functioning imprint to release Dilla’s long lost vocal album, The Diary on April 15th, in conjunction with Mass Appeal Records.
BIRDY RELEASES “BEAUTIFUL LIES”
Discussing the album Birdy said; “This is my coming of age record. I’ve learned so much in the last few years and have been able to use the many experiences – good and bad – as inspiration when writing this album. This is the album that I’ve been able to steer most confidently and proudly, from the writing to the production to the artwork. A lot of the album is about finding light in the dark and overcoming the times when we feel completely lost.”
MOCK SUNS NEW SINGLE
Just recently, Philadelphia’s quartet Mock Suns have unveiled their third single Here From Your Rooftop – which will be featured on their forthcoming release Stay True (due out March 8 – via Good Behavior Records).
“[Here From Your Rooftop] straddles the line between Ariel Pink-esque AM pop and the earnest balladeering of artists like Matt Pond. There are some psychedelic flourishes of lead guitar and then a long, winding outro for good measure. Mock Suns could be the next great indie band out of Philly.” – Adam Morgan, Surviving the Golden Age
UNRELEASED NATE DOGG X SNBRN
Southern California 2015 breakout producer SNBRN has revealed the official music video to his hit original song ‘Gangsta Walk’ Featuring Nate Dogg. The video is directed by Grizz Lee.
On ‘Gangsta Walk’, SNBRN incorporates a previously unreleased acapella from the late hip-hop legend Nate Dogg; an acapella that was officially granted by Nate Dogg’s estate and Reach Music Publishing for the first time ever, to any artist.
JOLLY KILLS STEVEN WILSON IN NEW ANIMATED CLIP
New York City progressive/alternative rock group JOLLY has teamed up with PopMatters.com to launch the first clip in a series of animated shorts called The JOLLYSHOW. In this first episode, entitled “JOLLY Kills Steven Wilson,” things get messy when the lovable but naïve JOLLY unknowingly meets its progressive rock idol, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree). Spoiler art: it doesn’t end well. Check out the hilarious clip exclusively via PopMatters.com at:
MIGUEL’S LATEST VIDEO FOR HIS LATEST SINGLE “WAVES” FEATURING TRAVIS SCOTT
FANTASTIC NEGRITO’S “WORKING POOR”
The Last Days of Oakland, the highly anticipated first full-length album from critically acclaimed artist Fantastic Negrito, is out June 3 on Blackball Universe. To celebrate the upcoming release, NPR Music’s All Songs Considered is premiering the single “Working Poor”. The track is available for purchase via iTunes beginning today.
ERIC CLAPTON NEW ALBUM
Music legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his forthcoming 23rd studio album I Still Do, set for release on May 20, 2016 on his Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records. Clapton and Johns – who has also produced albums for The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who – most famously worked together on Clapton’s iconic Slowhand album, which is RIAA-certified 3x-platinum and topped charts globally. The 12-track record includes some original songs written by Clapton. This album follows his last release, the 2014 chart-topping Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale.
“This was a long and overdue opportunity to work with Glyn Johns again, and also, incidentally, the fortieth anniversary of ‘Slowhand’!” said Eric Clapton.
MATTHEW CHAIM “UNTITLED”
This song is called “Untitled” because it’s song about writing songs. At some point, all songs are “untitled”. Featuring production from Noah Barer & Cavewerk the track elegantly floats by as piano and strings swell, smothered in bass. All the while Chaim’s relaxed new-age hip hop flow takes centre stage.