SHOTGUN JIMMIE NEW ALBUM
Shotgun Jimmie releases his new album, Field of Trampolines, on Friday, March 18, 2016 via You’ve Changed Records. The record’s debut single, “Join The Band,” premieres today courtesy of the classic Canadian band breakfast stop, Aunties & Uncles. Listen HERE.
Field of Trampolines is a perfect summer album, recorded at the Eastern end of a cross-Canada tour in August 2015. Shotgun Jimmie and his band (Winnipeg’s wonderful Human Music) slept under the stars, played rock shows, and swam every possible lake. Crowds were surfed. They ate from orchards and cooked by campfire.
PETE YORN’S NEW ALBUMNOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON APPLE MUSIC
ArrangingTime – Pete Yorn’s first solo album since 2010 – is streaming exclusively on Apple Music in the week leading up to its March 11 release on Capitol Records. Listen HERE. Fans can pre-order ArrangingTime on iTunes and instantly receive the tracks “Lost Weekend,” “I’m Not The One,” “Summer Was a Day” and “Halifax.”
Yorn will launch ArrangingTimewith performances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on March 7 and “CBS Saturday Morning” on March 19. His recent Apogee Session will air on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on March 11. He’ll kick off a North American headline tour on March 15 at New York City’s Irving Plaza and perform at Coachella on April 17 and 24.
YEARS & YEARS RELEASE NEW SINGLE
“Desire” first appeared on Years & Years’ critically acclaimed debut album Communion, which was released in July to rave reviews. Rolling Stone called it “dance-pop perfection…with an indie pop edge,” while Pitchfork noted that it “marries thematic precision with the broad kinetics of great pop songwriting, mingling self-loathing and doubt with a redemptive, near-bloody-minded push to prettiness and uplift.” Years & Years’ previous single “King” not only hit No. 1 on the U.K. Singles chart, it also entered the Top 40 chart in the U.S. The song’s accompanying video has racked up over 130 million views on Vevo.
BONES GARAGE NEW SINGLE
The track is an ideal introduction to the band marrying post-punk with surf rock aesthetics to create a luscious melodic sound that occasionally threatens to spin out of control:
THE MIZZERABLES SOPHOMORE FULL LENGTH
Joe Mizzi says of the album: “Its pretty clear when you listen to the album, that some things happened in my life over the last few years since the band started. After losing my job in 2014, going through a breakup, having to move around a few times, I was a bit of a mess. This album runs the gamut of observations and emotions I had at the time. In the end, things worked out, and this album is a reflection of how that happened.”
The album was engineered by Jeff Dean (All Eyes West, Noise by Numbers, The Bomb), produced by Jeff Dean and Joe Mizzi, recorded at Million Yen Studios in Chicago, and mastered by Jon Drew. Plans for a release party in April are pending.
BAD COMPANY X JOE WALSH TOUR
Joe Walsh and Bad Company (Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke) announce their ‘One Hell Of A Night’ tour which begins in Dallas, Texas on May 12 and ends in Nashville TN on July 3rd. As co-headliners they will rotate the headlining spot each show. As for who will headline in what city Walsh playfully quipped: “I told Paul, if it’s a long bus ride I go first!”
“I had always hoped that we would do something together and so here we are 30 years later finally touring together, Bad Company lead singer Paul Rodgers commented. “It has taken us this long so I wouldn’t miss this. Unless you want to wait 30 more years for our next tour in 2046!!! There is only one Joe Walsh, he is such a unique person and an uber talented singer, songwriter and musician.”
JOHN 5 NEW VIDEO
Guitarist John 5 releases his new music video for the single “Making Monsters.” The video utilizes stop motion animation giving life to action figure style monsters that form John’s band. Jonny Coffin produced and directed the overall movie while Thomas Yagodinski animated and edited the animation. Matt Zane directed and edited the live footage.
BLACK SPACE RIDERS NEW EP
Nine months after the release of Refugeeum, the internationally acclaimed fourth album by BLACK SPACE RIDERS, comes a reprise: the Beyond Refugeeum EP! The EP will be released May 13 via BSR/Cargo.
Vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist JE discussed the idea behind the EP: “We had deliberately kept back four songs, all original recordings, from the Refugeeum sessions in order to release them separately from the album because – as the cover artwork already may suggest – the material is different to the songs on Refugeeum. It’s unlike what you might expect from this band. But you can still tell that it comes logically and quite unmistakably from the BLACK SPACE RIDERS. The songs are exalted, sometimes overwrought, vivid, and yet accessible. Much has happened in Europe and in the world since these songs were written at the end of 2014 and recorded in early 2015, but they seem to be even more contemporary and necessary than ever.”
TOKYO’S OTONANA TRIO RETURN FOR U.S. TOUR DATES + NEW SINGLE
Otonana Trio announce their No Ramen No Peace Tour in the southern U.S. March 18 through April 9, kicking off in Beaumont, Texas. The Tokyo band will play tracks from their latest album The Lost Ramen Generation (October 2015), wowing with crazy-tight musicianship and must-see stage antics. “It is fascinating to travel around the States and find out what’s up!” says leader singer/guitarist/band founder Kentaro Saito. “We find the southern hospitality stereotype to be true. We go to where the party is, because we have faith in the power to party!”
“MISSING YOU” VIDEO
Montreal-bred songwriter JF Robitaille is no stranger to lofty expectations. Yes, he’s long been celebrated as one of the most engaging songwriters North of the 49 and with 2013’s Rival Hearts, the world began to take notice. After the album charted in Germany, he found himself playing at Hamburg’s fabled Reeperbahn Festival along with several other gigs throughout that country. Robitaille’s international rep began to resemble his accolades in Canada. Here, a troubadour cut from the same cloth as Leonard Cohen. Or Nick Drake. Or Bob Dylan.
Now Robitaille brings to us “Palace Blues” the most ambitious album he has ever written. Recorded in familiar environs—it was captured at Preston, Ontario’s House of Miracles with longtime friend and bassist-guitarist Tavo Diez de Bonilla (Jenn Grant), drummer Marshall Bureau, keyboardist J.J. Ipsen (Hayden, Jim Guthrie), and horn player-guitarist, studio owner Andy Magoffin who also engineered the sessions. The result is his boldest, brassiest, and most accomplished work yet. No small feat.
Post rockers Thoughts have announced the forthcoming release of their debut single Tuck, showcasing their blend of ethereal guitars, infectious riffs and enigmatic lyrics with a style and swagger similar to many of their contemporaries.
Comprising of Joe Thorpe (vocals/rhythm guitar), Edward Norton (bass), Mikey Ferbrache (lead guitar/backing vocals) and Jack Lowe (drums), the Brighton four-piece mix their nostalgia-inducing hooks with moments of post-punk drive, evoking comparisons to the likes of Pixies and Sonic Youth, along with newer acts such as Superfood.
LONDON’S THE BOXER REBELLION PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE ‘BIG IDEAS’
London quartet The Boxer Rebellion are proud to reveal ‘Big Ideas’, the first single from its highly anticipated new album Ocean By Ocean (Friday, April 29, Absentee Recordings/Kobalt). ‘Big Ideas’ is an atmospheric, climactic single that beautifully combines both the intimate and the epic. It sees the band at their finest, with stylish, delayed guitars and pulsing rhythms all tied together with frontman Nathan Nicholson’s captivating vocals. “It’s about meeting someone special but at the wrong time in your life,” Nicholson says.
STEREOGUM PREMIERES “EVERGLOW” BY ALYESKA
Stereogum has premiered the new single, “EverGlow,” by Los Angeles, indie-rock outfit Alyeska. The track was produced by legendary producer John Agnello who has produced and recorded some of the most stand out indie rock records in the past 20 years including Kurt Vile’s Smoke Ring for My Halo and Walkin’ On A Pretty Daze, the Dinosaur Jr. reunion records and Phosphorescent’s breakthrough record Muchacho.
WOLKOFF NEW SINGLE
Wolkoff has also announced a Spring tour with none other than Jesse R. Berlin, which, between the two of them, is a performance art dream come true… if you have a chance to catch the tour, I’d highly recommend doing so! All tour dates below, along w/ more info on “Kings Highway” and Wolkoff’s new album.
DAVE AUDE SIGNS TO CHERRYTREE
Cherrytree Management has announced today that GRAMMY award winning DJ, Remixer & Producer Dave Audé will be managed by Martin Kierszenbaum, Founder and Chairman of the Cherrytree Music Company (which encompasses Management, Records and Publishing). Kierszenbaum is thrilled to welcome Audé to the Cherrytree family. “I’ve been an admirer of Dave Audé’s musicality since I heard his innovative mix of a song I co-wrote, ‘All the Things She Said’ by t.A.T.u. Since then, I’ve been inspired by his constant creativity and unwavering commitment to his craft. I’m so happy for his accomplishments and honored to be representing him for management.”
THE BIG PINK RELEASE “EMPIRE UNDERGROUND” EP
The EP has seen a welcome return for U.K duo with coverage spanning from the likes of Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 World Exclusive for their new single “Decoy” and KCRW’s ‘Top Tune’ for lead single “Hightimes,” as well a surge of press support from the likes of Pitchfork, The FADER, NME, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, SPIN Magazine, NYLON Magazine, ANTHEM and many more!
PASTE PREMIERES “HOW BRUCE LEE DIED” BY JOE GORGEOUS
Paste has premiered the debut single “How Bruce Lee Died” from glam garage rocker Joe Gorgeous.
According to Gorgeous, “This song is an attempt at remaining undefeated…for whatever it’s worth. It’s the most honest I’ve been with my songwriting career thus far, but it also works as a wonderful opening chapter to the ‘Joe Gorgeous’ narrative. Working on the sound and vibe fit for this song was quite a spiritual experience. Bringing together so many minds for what seemed to be a ‘solo’ project really revamped my faith in songwriting. As for what it’s actually ‘about’ … that’s for all the other minds to figure out.”
“THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT” REMAKE
BEAU DAVIDSON reimagines the #1 hit with the voices who made it a worldwide hit in 36 countries, Jay Siegel’s Tokens. Davidson is a two-time Emmy® nominee for composing, singing and producing his patriotic anthem “BLESSED.” A Memphis, Tennessee native, he has performed as an actor and a singer and is a magna cum laude vocal performance/opera graduate of Northwestern University’s prestigious School of Music. Beau’s first music video was integrated by CMT, GAC, MTV, and Vh1, indicative of the fact that his music appealed to a diverse audience. Like his hometown hero, Elvis, Beau’s music and presence cross genre lines. “The American Gentleman,” defines Beau as a classic singer in the style of Josh Groban and Michael Bublé, with a uniquely American flair, in the vein of another singer-actor, Harry Connick. Jr.
ASSASSIN A.K.A AGENT SASCO’S NEW ALBUM DEBUTS AT #3 ON U.S. BILLBOARD REGGAE ALBUM CHART
Assassin a.k.a Agent Sasco’s brand new album The Theory of Reggaetivity debuts this week at #3 on the highly-coveted U.S. Billboard Reggae Chart. He is the only Jamaican artist to land in the Top 5 this week – in between the ranks of the Southern Californian band Stick Figure (who hit #1) and the Grammy-winning UK singer Joss Stone (who trailed behind him at #4) and Hawaiian band Iration (who followed at #5).
SASHA MCVEIGH NEW SINGLE
Sasha McVeigh is the Hereford born and raised singer/songwriter currently taking the States by storm. Having been the only British act to appear on the main stage of no less than 5 of the US’ most prominent country festivals, Sasha unveiled her debut album I Stand Alone to critical acclaim last year. Declared ‘a ray of sunshine’ by Taste of Country, Sasha is excited to be debuting new material on her upcoming tour, where she will be joined by American Young and Loveless Effect.
Ahead of the tour, Sasha’s has unveiled new single When I’m Over You.
HIGHLY SUSPECT NEW VIDEO
Grammy nominated US breakthrough band, Highly Suspect, have released their brand new song & video for Serotonia. The breath-taking video was shot between New York and LA and elegantly portrays lead singer Johnny Stevens’ internal conflict between his loves of the two cities. Serotonia is a stand-alone track the band wanted to share with fans after the success of their debut album, Mister Asylum, and is available to buy on iTunes now.
“COOL AS ICE”
Dinner is Danish producer and singer Anders Rhedin. Dinner leads a nomadic existence, dividing his time between Los Angeles, Copenhagen and Berlin. So far, Dinner has 3 EPs and a guided hypnosis tape under his belt. This spring sees the release of his debut album ‘Psychic Lovers,’ out April 1 via Captured Tracks. This week Dinner shares the second single from the album, the silky dance track “Cool As Ice.”
JAPAN’S SUPERFLOWER SHARES “DUSK” VIA PUREVOLUME
Bushwick, Brooklyn-based (by way of Japan) DJ and musician SUPERFLOWER is pleased share “Dusk,” the latest single from his self-titled debut EP. Available March 4, 2016 the five track vinyl explores sounds that have a somewhat oriental feel. It picks on your imagination and emotions, and depending on how you’re feeling each listen could be a different experience. To celebrate the release, SUPERFLOWER’s mastermind Shintaro Cho, is sharing “Dusk” courtesy of Purevolume. Adding to the offering, SUPERFLOWER will be performing live alongside Delta Delta Delta, Dj’s Kamui and Ben Steidel (Coop87) and featuring artwork from Funquest on March 10th at Brooklyn’s Kinfolk.
PLANTS AND ANIMALS NEW SINGLE
Today Montreal’s Plants and Animals premiere a new track “No Worries Gonna Find Us” with KEXP. Of the track, KEXP’s Jim Beckmann said it’s “enjoyable for its jangly guitars, buoyant psych-folk melodies and brisk percussion” and “as enjoyable and unhurried of an anthem you’re likely to find in 2016.”
Listen to “No Worries Gonna Find Us” here:
“BEST FAKE SMILE” VIDEO
2015 proved to be massive for BAY. Following the release Chaos And The Calm, his two singles from—“Hold Back The River” and “Let It Go”—went RIAA Gold. Internationally, the record became the “Biggest New Artist Album Release This Year” in the UK and has been certified Gold in Australia & Switzerland, double platinum in the UK and has sold one over million albums worldwide. After receiving the BRIT’s Critics Choice award for 2015, BAY has gone on to receive a win for “Best New Act” at the Q Awards and was nominated for “Best New” and “Best PUSH” at the MTV EMA and a MTV VMA for “Best New Act” On the other side of the globe, he received a nod for “Best International Artist” at the ARIA Awards in Australia. He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, and VH1’s You Oughta Know Concert.
GLASS MANSIONS PREMIERE LATEST TRACK “MATCHES”
South Carolina-based electropop band, Glass Mansions, announce the premiere of their latest single, “Matches.” The track was exclusively premiered on PureVolume, who says, “With the band’s raw intensity holding form, their catchy electropop remains strong, yet showcases a bold new chapter for the South Carolina natives.”
LUCIUS’ ALBUM ‘GOOD GRIEF’ STREAMING
Lucius’ forthcoming album Good Grief, due March 11 via Mom + Pop, is streaming now via NPR First Listen. Of the record, NPR says, “…Good Grief is invigorated by glitzy production that brims with sounds: pulsing analog keyboards (“Something About You”), trilling guitar lines (“Almighty Gosh”) and big ’80s disco beats (“Almost Makes Me Wish For Rain”), all tailored to fill those sprawling venues. Nearly every song peaks with epic singalong choruses, led by Laessig and Wolfe as they belt their hearts out.”
R.I.P. ALBUM STREAM
When U.S. street doom metallers R.I.P. teaming up with Cvlt Nation, it would most likely sound like some an organized gang. But don’t be afraid, and enjoy R.I.P.’s riff-fueled debut “In The Wind” in its entirety now, before its worldwide release on March 14th via Totem Cat Records.
BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS ‘KALEIDOSCOPE’
Boston Ballet’s 52nd season continues with Kaleidoscope, a vibrant fusion of works by the most influential choreographic voices of the 20th century. The first of four works presented in this dynamic program is George Balanchine’s Kammermusik No. 2, a “fascinating” and “unremitting” ballet, followed by the dazzling and technically demanding The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude by William Forsythe that returns to Boston Ballet after a critically acclaimed Company premiere last season (Brian Seibert, The New York Times). Adding to the evening’s exceptional program is the graceful Pas de Quatre by unsung choreographer Leonid Yakobson, a classically romantic work noted for its “distinctive movement sensibility” (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times). Concluding the program is Léonide Massine’s colorful Gaîté Parisienne, an effervescent ballet that evokes Moulin Rouge and Paris in the early 1900s, and ends with an unforgettable can-can. Kaleidoscope will run March 17–26, 2016 at the Boston Opera House.
“From the technical precision of Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude to the comic exuberance of Massine’s Gaîté Parisienne, Kaleidoscope is a remarkably diverse program,” explains Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “There is something for everybody in this program and it truly exhibits the range of talent of this Company.”
REED TURCHI’S NEW DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
As a songwriter, Turchi confidently mines the classic blues/rock vein in “Offamymind” (“Well I can barely walk, so I guess I oughta / Get behind this wheel and drive”), effortlessly shifts gears to the satirical “Everybody’s Waiting (for the end to come),” and turns introspective in “Looking Up Past Midnight.” Reuniting with engineer Adam Hill (Big Star, Dirty Streets, White Stripes) and recording direct to tape at Ardent Studio, Turchi heads into new territory with co-production by Billy Bennett (MGMT, Drive-By Truckers, Los Colognes). Mastered by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Natural Child, The Whigs) at Bombshelter Studios in East Nashville, with artwork and design from Charles Ritchie.
CHA WA NEW SINGLE
Mardi Gras Indian funk band Cha Wa will release their debut album, Funk ‘n’ Feathers, on April 1, 2016, after years of explosive, thunderous live performances all over the Crescent City. The new recording is a red-hot combination of two of New Orleans’ quintessential trademarks, Mardi Gras Indians and street level funk music. Funk ‘n’ Feathers combines deep funk, percussive polyrhythms, and a mix of singing and Mardi Gras Indian chanting that fuse into an intoxicating, hypnotic blend of culture that could only come out of the Crescent City. Cha Wa will celebrate the album with a hometown show on release day and performances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April. “Cha Wa” is a slang phrase used by every Mardi Gras Indian tribe, meaning “We’re comin’ for ya” – and this band is definitely comin’ for ya!
THEM SWOOPS SINGLE ON BILLBOARD
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Them Swoops first started making waves back in 2012, when an early demo version of their track, ‘Work Around It,” crept it’s way into rotation on major Aussie radio tastemaker, Triple J.
XU XU FANG ALBUM STREAM
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.
THE THERMALS PREMIERE NEW SONG “THINKING OF YOU” VIA NERDIST
Today, Portland, OR-based trio The Thermals premiered new single “Thinking Of You” via Nerdist, and also announced more dates of their upcoming headlining North American tour with Summer Cannibals. “Thinking Of You,” which Nerdist called “punchy and uplifting and full of regret, all at the same time”, is the third song released off their forthcoming album We Disappear, which will be released on March 25th, 2016 via Saddle Creek.
THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD MADDIE ZIEGLER TO SERVE AS JUDGE ON “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION”
Award-winning dancer Maddie Ziegler will join Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo as a judge on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION. Ziegler will lend her expertise as a young dancer to critique and praise the contestants as they battle it out during the studio shows this summer.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION premieres Monday, May 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX. The new season will feature a younger generation of dancers between the ages of 8-13, who are skilled in various dance styles, such as contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation or breaking. The dancers will be paired up with All-Stars to compete for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer.
ZELOOPERZ ALBUM STREAM
ZelooperZ shares the full stream of his sophomore album Bothic today via Complex one day ahead of its official release date on Danny Brown’s Bruiser Brigade Records. He also reveals the front cover art which he painted himself as seen below. Bothic will be available for purchase tomorrow (Friday, March 4th) via digital retailers and streaming on all platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.
CLICK TO LISTEN TO “YOUR MOVE”
Atlanta’s O’Brother will be out on the road all Spring supporting their third full-length album Endless Light, due out March 25th via Triple Crown Records/Favorite Gentlemen. Starting March 15th, they kick off a stint as main support for Foxing through April 8th. The next day, O’Brother kicks off a headlining tour in Chicago before the band makes their way east for shows in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and more before wrapping on April 17th in Boston.
KRIZZ KALIKO GOES R&B / POP
After releasing five studio albums, veteran rapper Krizz Kaliko is making a huge transition; he will release a Pop/RnB album entitled, Go, on April 8th via Strange Music. Although it’s an ambitious creative leap for Krizz, especially since he’s earned so much success as a rapper, it’s a gamble worth taking; the 16-song album is an incredibly solid body of work highlighted by strong musicianship and brutally honest story-telling. Created during a time when Krizz suffered bouts of manic depression including suicidal thoughts, the album is both powerful and relatable. Enlisting professional string players, horn players, and choir singers, Krizz describes Go as his most musically ambitious album to date
PREMIERE 60S INSPIRED AMERICANA TRACK “THEORETICAL GIRLS” AT UNDER THE RADAR
Star Parks is the new Austin based project of Andy Bianculli, who started the band at the height of his last project The Preservation. Following a tour with Black Joe and the Honeybears and a stint at Austin City Limits, the Preservation decided to call it quits, and Bianculli started from scratch, creating a set of bittersweet tracks that would herald the beginning of Star Parks. For the new tracks, Bianculli enlisted two of his contemporaries, Tuscon’s Andrew Collberg and Louisiana musician Chris Stafford, and recorded in Collberg’s lofi analog studio in Tuscon, allowing the three to take risks and experiment with new sounds, instruments and influences.
PWR BTTM “WEST TEXAS” VIDEO
PWR BTTM is sharing their new video for the single “West Texas,” watch it HERE. The duo shot the video with director H.S. Naji at an abandoned waterpark outside of the Mojave Desert in Southern California. “This video is about taking authorship of your life, even if you can’t fully control which characters stick around,” explains Liv Bruce. Says director H.S. Naji, “I planned for the term ‘revisiting desolation’ to be the crux of the video. The location plays as all those broken promises, false hopes, and crushed hearts everyone experiences. We see these two personas walk through that familiar cemetery of attractions — and at least make due with pool paraphernalia and glitter.”
OMOPHAGIA “DOWN WE FALL”
Issues the esteemed blog of the clip: “There’s something perversely satisfying about the surprise of seeing a flesh-eating band dressed to the nines in business attire kicking down the door to a blast furnace of superheated death metal. And then you discover that these dudes are quick-change artists as well as fleet-fingered assassins. And yes, there will be blood before it’s over… Along with the flash and fieriness that comes from all those strings being plucked so hyperactively and those drumheads and cymbals being assaulted so vigorously, the song includes a head-whipping melody that proves to be insidiously infectious, and the band also manage to give you a bludgeoning beating of brutality as well.”
SPORTS COACH “FRAGMENTS”
Just recently, Boston’s one-man band, Sports Coach, unveiled the advance stream of the forthcoming album Fragments. Sports Coach teamed up with renowned UK music blog Gold Flake Paint to bring the advance stream to the ears of the listening audience around the world.
“The latest addition to [Sports Coach’s] expansive catalogue is Fragments– a languid, dreamy, but ultimately pretty expanse, recorded over winter and seemingly inspired by it too.” – Tom Johnson, Gold Flake Paint
JON BELLION RELEASES ACOUSTIC VERSION OF “HUMAN”
New York-based singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Jon Bellion releases an acoustic live version of fan favorite “Human” which is streaming exclusively on Spotify. A video of the song, featuring a live performance shot at MSR Studios in New York City, can now be viewed on VEVO. Due to the overwhelming response to his music, Jon went on be named Spotify’s Emerge artist of 2014 and the song topped Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart.
VANCE JOY RELEASES VIDEO FOR “STRAIGHT INTO YOUR ARMS”
Vance Joy has unveiled the video for his song “Straight Into Your Arms,” from the special edition of his album dream your life away. Watch the video here.
Directed by UK-based director Toby Ashenheim, the video sees two puppets engaged in a stirring and emotional dance, mirrored by their human shadows. The video took months to create – the dolls animated predominantly by hand using strings and basic rigging to simulate dancing, with 3D animation taking care of more complex movements.
NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “TEMPLE” BY MATTHEW AND THE ATLAS
Matthew Hegarty (aka Matthew and the Atlas) is a British songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and was the first artist to be signed to the Communion label (it was, in fact, pretty much so that they could release Hegarty’s music that Communion was born as a label in the first place.) After the dreamy and textured Americana of his To The North and Kingdom of Your Own EPs had built him a cult global following, Hegarty released the debut album Other Rivers in April 2014, prompting Q to posit him as “the British Bon Iver”.
WYTCH HAZEL FULL ALBUM + NEW SINGLE
UK hard rock band WYTCH HAZEL will release its debut full-length LP, Prelude, on April 22 via Bad Omen Records; the boutique label founded by long-time Rise Above Records agent Will Palmer. Recorded at Foel Studio (Hawkwind, Dust) with ex-Purson multi-instrumentalist Ed Turner as producer, Prelude is defined by its stately duelling guitars, blissful expressive solos and fist-throwing eponymous sing-along. Stream the new WYTCH HAZEL song, “We Will Be Strong” now, at this location.
RAIN MAN NEW SINGLE AT BILLBOARD
As we enter the depths of winter, Rain Man summons warm rays and hot vibrations with the crossover vocal gem “Bring Back the Summer”. Featuring blistering lyrics from newly discovered vocalist OLY, the euphoric song demonstrates the producer’s incomparable ability to orchestrate varied sonics, this time working a booming low end and an infectious topline.
Rain Man is no stranger to creating massive pop hits. During his time as a member of international sensation Krewella, he produced the group’s first Top 40 hit “Alive,” which peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Pop Songs Chart and propelled their debut studio album Get Wet directly to #1 on the Dance/Electronic Albums Chart.
“FEEL THIS WAY”
Following his nomination for Best British Single at the BRIT Awards for his Stevie Wonder sampled and approved debut single “Wish You Were Mine,” Nottingham-born house DJ & producer Philip George is back with his latest single “Feel This Way,” out now via 3Beat & Motown Records. Featuring acclaimed vocalist Dragonette, “Feel This Way” showcases the producer’s penchant for melodic house music, infused with infectious grooves and soulful tones that are guaranteed to send the dance floor into a frenzy.
BOMBINO SHARES SECOND TRACK “TIMTAR” W/ SPIN
Nigerien guitar virtuoso Bombino has shared a brand new track today, “Timtar (Memories).” The groove-laiden track features elements of what Bombino is calling “Tuareggae” style: the one drop drums, the call & response, and a hint of skank guitar.
INK PROJECT “TIME”
Recently, Brighton UK’s electro-soul group Ink Project released their brand new track Time – the track premiered on renowned music publication The 405. Ink Project released their single Time ahead of the group’s forthcoming release Satelite On – set to release on March 13th (via Blind Colour Records).
Head on over to The 405 today to get your fill of Ink Project’s soulful grooves on the new single Time ahead of the group’s forthcoming release Satellite On.