SAGE SHARES SURREAL, FUTURISTIC “AUGUST IN PARIS” VIDEO
Ambroise Willaume knows himself well. In these few words, he sums up what seems to be the exceptional force behind his career to date : A young man constantly looking for the fresh and original, a rejection of all that is repetition. Nine years ago, he created the group Revolver; after years of singing in classical choirs, he discovered the unequivocal pop universe. The band, who are currently on a break, have an impressive CV with two gold albums and hundreds of concerts performed both nationally and internationally.
JAMES MCCARTNEY TOUR THE USA
Critically acclaimed singer and songwriter James McCartney will embark on his second ever US tour in May and June of this year, to support his new record, The Blackberry Train. Kicking off the tour on May 10th in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., James will bring his songs to fans across the country, stopping in Eugene, Oregon; Spokane, Washington; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Tucson, Arizona; Dallas, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee and other cities. .
James has built a robust international profile through tirelessly touring the US, Europe and the UK. With each tour, he plays bigger venues and draws more allegiance from fans, but with this tour, he is choosing a more intimate setting, to connect with the audiences.
AURORA will make her network television debut next Monday, March 14th on NBC’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon with a performance of her infectious single ‘Conqueror’. The recently released track has over 3 million streams to-date and has been championed by SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement program. Aurora’s forthcoming debut album, entitled, ‘All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend’, will be released via Glassnote Records on March 11th.
THE 1975’S NEW ALBUM DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUM CHART
I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it — the eagerly awaited new album from UK quartet THE 1975 — has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, bowing with 108,000 album equivalent units. The album also sits atop the album charts in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Manchester four-piece join the esteemed ranks of The Beatles, Radiohead and David Bowie, amongst others, who all simultaneously debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and the Official U.K. Albums Chart. Their self-titled debut album, certified Gold in the US, also entered the UK charts at No. 1 and went on to sell one million copies worldwide.
SLOW TALKER ALBUM STREAM
Los Angeles-based genre-transcending quartet Slow Talker just released their debut self-titled album Slow Talker! The album emphasizes the group’s eclectic sound from track to track – which enables their audience to hear the shifts from solemn crooning tracks to heavy distorted grunge anthems – but the group never veers far off the pop-sensibilities that lie at the core of every song.
Make sure you check out Slow Talker’s Soundcloud and get your fill of the 10-song debut Slow Talker. Once you’re hooked and want to procure your physical copy, make sure you head on over to Bandcamp where you can get a digital copy or CD of the release.
ARASH LIVE ON LONG ISLAND MARCH 12
On Saturday, March 12th The Space at Westbury will welcome the bright melodic flame of one of Sweden’s biggest rising stars – Arash – as he performs for his only New York stop for his 2016 U.S. Tour! With hits like 2014’s “She Makes Me Go” Featuring Sean Paul and “Sex Love Rock N Roll” Featuring T-Pain, his self-titled debut album propelled him to the world stage in 2005 and he’s continued to soar.
“Arash” was released by the Warner Music Sweden in June 2005, after the singer (born Alex Arash Labaf) had finished college. His singles, “Boro Boro” (“Go Away”) and “Temptation” (featuring Rebecca) made it to the hit lists around Europe, and their respective videos garnered significant airplay on more than 20 MTV outlets across the world. In addition to successes on his home country’s’ music charts, namely Sweden and Iran, the platinum-selling singer and producer has had hits notably in Eastern European and South-East European charts like Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Turkey and in Asian music charts like in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and throughout the Arab Middle Eastern countries. His singles have charted in Switzerland and Finland, and he is especially a renowned figure in Poland.
FOALS SCORE FIRST NO. 1 SONG
Foals’ current single “Mountain At My Gates” has reached the No. 1 position on the Alternative Radio chart. This marks the band’s first time topping the chart at the format. Foals’ current album What Went Down (produced by James Ford) was released last August and emerged to the best reviews of the band’s career as it debuted at #3 and commanded a Top 20 chart position for four weeks in the UK.
LOCKET NEW SINGLE
Extremely excited to announce Locket’s new EP Never There, Never Was by teaming up with New Noise Magazine to premiere their song Everything’s Fine. Locket’s brand of post-punk/hardcore/rock brings to mind to the lyrical feel and approach of La Dispute while simultaneously channelling their inner Thursday with song structure and rhythm section. Never There, Never Was will be released May 13th on 12″/CD/Digital via Take This To Heart Records. You can find the album for writers and reviewers below. Any review, blurb or mention is extremely appreciated as always. Tour dates this spring coming soon.
Alexander DeLeon has spent the past decade crafting his own signature sound. With years of writing, recording, and touring under his belt, he’s diving headfirst into his incredible new project Bohnes. “Witchcraft” offers up an electrifying take on a timeless Frank Sinatra classic, an inspired and entirely reimagined version of the original, laced with smooth pop vocals and undeniable hooks. Take a listen to “Witchcraft” via A.R.T.S.Y. Magazine here.
CONNY OCHS “KILLER”
Directed by Pietro Bondi, inspired by a concept by Bondi and CONNY OCHS, the video shows the singer/songwriter delivering his distinctive works in a stark black and white delivery, with the added touch of Bondi’s talented artistic eye with the aid of some paint and projectors, the simple concepts all simply adding up into a captivating final product.
DOLLY PARTON ANNOUNCES 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR AND NEW DOUBLE DISC ALBUM
Dolly Parton is set to bring her boundless energy to stages in over 60 cities as she embarks on her first major U.S. and Canadian tour in more than 25 years. For the last 20 years, Parton has only played select dates in the U.S., but her 2016 tour will cover cities across North America. As one of the hottest concert tickets of the summer, Parton’s legion of fans are destined to sell out the shows quickly. Parton’s set-list will include hit songs all while weaving in a few new songs from her double-disc album Pure & Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits. She will also be playing songs that have not been heard live for decades.
“We’re so excited to get out there and see the fans again. I’m really looking forward to singing songs the fans have not heard in a while, as well as the hits, while debuting a few new ones off Pure & Simple,” Parton said.
DEAD CEREMONY NEW VIDEO
Today sees Kent-based 4 piece Dead Ceremony reveal the video for their new single ‘Tell Me Lies’, along with the announcement that their debut EP ‘Tell Me Lies’ is set for release in Spring 2016.
Watch the new video for ‘Tell Me Lies’ here:
KATATONIA ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW STUDIO ALBUM
Katatonia, the Swedish purveyor of dark progressive rock/metal, has revealed details of its eagerly awaited 10th studio album, The Fall of Hearts, set for release on the May 20, 2016 through the band’s long-time home of Peaceville Records.
The band commented: “This album is probably everything we unknowingly ever dreamed of to release. It’s a bleak but adventurous journey through our elements, we haven’t held back, we have pushed to get forward and backward in the ever spiraling night of our musical legacy.”
A teaser video can be seen on YouTube at:
ANTHRAX’S FOR ALL KINGS MAKES TOP TEN DEBUT
Multi-Grammy nominee Anthrax have blasted into Billboard’s Top 10 with their 11th studio album, For All Kings, bowing at #9-bullet on the Top 200 Albums Chart and selling 34,000 units. This debut eclipses the #12 debut made by the band’s 2011 Grammy-nominated, critically-acclaimed Worship Music.
The album also topped the Hard Rock Albums chart in both the U.S. and Canada with its #1 debuts, and landed at #5 and #7 respectively on the U.S. and Canada’s Top Current Albums charts. Additionally, For All Kings debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, #2 on the Independent Albums chart, #4 Physical Albums, and #5 Vinyl Albums chart.
DIVINE WEEP SIGN RECORD DEAL
The latest record of Divine Weep from Bialystok (Poland), titled ‘Tears of the Ages’ and released by the band last October, has just been officially published by the US label Stormspell Records and is going to be distributed in the US, Europe and Japan. The material registered in Hertz Studio/Dobra 12 Studio comprises ten compositions in oldschool heavy/power metal style but with a modern feel. Wojciech Hoffmann from the band Turbo played as a guest star in one of the tracks.
The release of the record coincided with the departure of the lead singer, Igor Tarasewicz, who decided to focus on his private life and plans at the end of the last year. Therefore, the band has started to look for a new singer. Candidates can already apply on the band’s Facebook page, where they can also find all necessary information.
$KINNY NEW VIDEO
Saudi-born & Los Angeles-bred rapper/producer/singer/songwriter and visual artist, $kinny, releases new video “Eight Dollar$”- the continuation to his visual series following The Fader premiere of his gripping “Makaveli” video. Self-directed and edited, the cinematography pulls you in with vivid images of a robbery in high heels, a road trip in the desert and a 2016 spin on the classic Thelma & Louise storyline. Featured in LA Weekly for his music being a controversial topic among the Saudi culture, $kinny’s voice & art resonates around the world.
COOKBOOK RELEASES BRAND NEW ‘PREACHERS OF LA’ VIDEO
LA hip-hop artists CookBook (of L.A. Symphony) and Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) are excited to announce their latest effort, A Whole New Cook on Just-Us Movement Records. The seven track EP is the latest installment in the series from Cookbook which features a different producer for each project.
After a Phantom Menice with DJ Rhettmattic of the World Famous Beat Junkies, and Yes with Blu, this time around, Cook tosses the production keys to the enigmatic artist and producer Evidence to bring forth a new chapter not only in CookBook’s solo career, but in his personal life as well.
JUDAH & THE LION “REPUTATION”
Judah & the Lion’s Folk Hop N Roll is out NOW via Cletus the Van Records/Caroline. The band kicked off their biggest headlining tour yet last month with a series of SOLD-OUT Tennessee shows (Memphis’ Minglewood Hall, Nashville’s War Memorial, and two nights at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre). The tour ramps up tomorrow in Charleston, SC and this week, they’ll play sold out shows in Birmingham (WorkPlay Theatre) and Atlanta (Variety Playhouse) as they look toward selling out dates around the country on their biggest US headlining tour to date.
The US tour will be followed with the band’s first-ever Bonnaroo appearance that has them playing one of the two main stages! They’re also playing SXSW for the first time and will be returning to Hangout Fest in May!
CYNDI LAUPER & BOY GEORGE
Citi Performing Arts Center, Live Nation and MSG Entertainment announced today that Cyndi Lauper and Boy George will take the Wang Theatre stage on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:30PM in support of Lauper’s upcoming studio album DETOUR. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10:00AM.
Cyndi Lauper’s celebrated musical journey takes an unexpected southern turn on DETOUR, her 11th studio album, which finds the Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter putting her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs.
Cyndi Lauper & Boy George
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:30PM
Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
ALL HAIL THE YETI VIDEO
It was recently announced that southern-fried hardcore metal hybrid ALL HAIL THE YETI will release their full-length concept album, entitled Screams From A Black Wilderness, on April 8, 2016 via Minus Head Records. The album concept, based on classic campfire-circle horror stories, presents a different story with each track. Pre-orders for Screams From A Black Wilderness are available now via Bandcamp, Amazon, or iTunes (with instant grat track).
SECOND ANNUAL “AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS” TO AIR LIVE SUNDAY, MAY 1, ON FOX
FOX, Cumulus Media and dick clark productions are reteaming for the second annual AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, bringing country music’s longest-running radio countdown show to FOX on Sunday, May 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). The two-hour live event will honor the year’s best country music with thrilling performances, special moments and surprises and awards.
The inaugural AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS featured performances by Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Hank Williams, Jr. Presenters also included Kix Brooks, Sara Evans, Hunter Hayes, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell and Chris Young.
GRAVES AT SEA “TEMPEST”
With the release of The Curse That Is, the long-anticipated debut full-length from Portland doom bringers, GRAVES AT SEA, now less than one month from official detonation, today Cvlt Nation who crowns the record,”the best doom album of 2016″ — offers up “Tempest” for communal appreciation.
JO KROGER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SIMPLEST”
New York-based, folk-rock singer-songwriter, Jo Kroger, announces the release of her new single, “Simplest.” Mastered by Oscar Zambrano (Sufjan Stevens), the track is the first song released from Kroger’s new EP, The Simplest, set to release March 2016.
After moving to New York from Cincinnati, Kroger met Brooklyn producer Erik Braund (X Ambassadors, Courtney Love), who taught her how to use Pro Tools. She soon became part of the singer-songwriter community in Manhattan, gaining mentorship from Grammy-nominated country artist, Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Her first EP, Troubled Night, was released in 2013. Shortly after its release, Kroger was working on new music and had gone on to tour Western Europe when she learned that her father was in the advanced stages of cancer. She put everything on hold as his health deteriorated. After his passing, Kroger believed she would never play again; The Simplest EP is about getting up and brushing off when life knocks you off your feet.
BAS X J COLE
Bas released his second studio album Too High To Riot last week (3/4) and now he’s released a visual for “Night Job” feat. J Cole.
FRANKY FLOWERS PREMIERE NEW SONG “CORPSE” VIA STEREOGUM
“‘Corpse’ is a negative song. It describes death and all the thoughts about it: the fear, the confusion and the loathing,” says Franky of the song. “There isn’t any one thing this song is specifically about, it’s kind of a collage of dark thoughts all splattered onto a canvas”.
KELLY CLARKSON MAKES HISTORY AS FIRST AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANT WITH 100 BILLBOARD #1’S
Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson has released 6 studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger, Piece By Piece), 1 Greatest Hits album, 1 Holiday album, sold over 21 million albums worldwide, and has had 11 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of 3 Grammy Awards, 4 American Music Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 1 CMA Award. Clarkson’s sixth studio album, Piece By Piece debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart marking her third #1 debut on the chart and is certified Gold by the RIAA. Piece By Piece garnered two 2016 Grammy nominations (Pop Vocal Album and Pop Vocal Performance for her hit single “Heartbeat Song”).
BEN WATT TITLE TRACK
Fever Dream, the new solo album from Ben Watt is released worldwide on April 8 2016 on Watt’s own imprint Unmade Road through Caroline International.
Today, Watt has shared the album’s title track featuring M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, which premiered at Stereogum. Michelle Lagan called the track “Hazy, longing, and heartfelt” and said that “It seems that Watt has used Fever Dream to show that he is able to incorporate a diverse variety of ideas from a number of sources and still come out with a product that is as personal as it is coherent.”
SUGAR FLY RELEASE VIDEO FOR “HEARTBREAK CITY” SINGLE
Sugar Fly, the Los Angeles based purveyors of Rock N Soul, have just released the official video for their current single “Heartbreak City.” Fans can check out the video here. “Heartbreak City” is featured on the band’s debut self-titled EP, which was released on Friday. The EP is the sound of a band firing all on cylinders and embracing their wide and diverse musical backgrounds. Part soul, rock, and blues record, Sugar Fly’s debut EP is treading in familiar waters, but also dead-set on making new waves. Drummer Noah Lifschey explains: “We wanted it to sound current as opposed to the more standard purely retro thing, so it’s got the gut punch of retro rock and soul but is also huge and modern in scope, with some big analog synths that ice the cake.”
SUNWATCHERS STREAM SELF-TITLED ALBUM VIA UNDER THE RADAR
Today Sunwatchers, the powerful NYC psych act comprised of Peter Kerlin of Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel Band, Jim McHugh and Jason Robira of NYMPH, and Jeff Tobias, are sharing a stream of their new self-titled album. Due this Friday via Castle Face, the album is streaming right now at Under The Radar and features guest appearances by Dave Harrington (Darkside), Ben Greenberg (Hubble, ex-The Men), Jonah Rapino (Debo Band, Devil Music Ensemble), and others.
BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM / SINGLE
In all walks of life sometimes an end can only be dealt with from the closure of starting something new; which is the case of Benjamin Francis Leftwich on his eagerly anticipated new album After The Rain.
Due out on August 19th through BMG/Vagrant/Dirty Hit (Wolf Alice, The 1975), the news also comes with new track, ‘Tilikum’, and the announcement of an intimate run of live dates for this spring.
Following the release of his 2011 acclaimed debut album Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, a record which has gone on to sell 100,000 copies worldwide and over 150 million global Spotify plays, Leftwich’s life was thrown into an unexpected path when he went through one of the hardest things in life, the loss of a parent and his number one source of inspiration, his father.
LOS ANGELES ALT-ROCK DUO MOON RELEASE NEW SINGLE “I GOT A FEVER”
Los Angeles duo MOON are now premiering their debut single “I Got A Fever” online. The single, mixed by Mark Needham at Ballroom Studio (Los Angeles), recently appeared on iTunes “Hot Tracks” charts, and synced to the complete TV show intro for USA’s new hit show ‘Colony.’
“During a casual in-studio hang, we decided to change things up with me on drums instead of bass,” singer Chelsea Davis explained. “Dan created a loop on the 808 and we just started playing. No pre-production or anything, we just went for it!”
PUNK VETS THE DAYGLO ABORTIONS RETURN WITH ‘ARMAGEDDON SURVIVAL GUIDE’
Few punk bands have remained in business for as long as the veteran Canadian trio, Dayglo Abortions, has. Since 1979, the band (in one configuration or another) has been offering up no-holds barred punk rock, as well as some truly over-the-top (and unforgettable) album cover artwork/images. And the lads are back with their first studio album in twelve years produced by Rob Shallcross(and ninth studio set overall), ‘Armageddon Survival Guide,’ which will be unleashed on March 25, 2016, via Unrest Records.
Currently comprised of members Murray Acton AKA “The Cretin” (guitar and vocals), Willy Jak (bass), and Blind Marc (drums), ‘Armageddon Survival Guide’ combines their unique blend of catchy punk rock, heavy metal, comical humor, and pissed off political rhetoric, with lyrical content that challenges and disputes the verities of modern life. Classic Dayglo Abortions style goes hand in hand with feelings that are not so far from bands like Antiseen, and their anti-social nihilism attitude. In general, this is the band’s best material since their classic records from the 80’s.
SILVERSUN PICKUPS’ VIDEO FOR “CIRCADIAN RHYTHM (LAST DANCE)” PREMIERES ON STEREOGUM
Los Angeles based four-piece Silversun Pickups’ official music video for “Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)” is premiering today on Stereogum. Of the track, Stereogum says its, “a healthy dose of melodrama, smoke, and glitter, the band shows off their ability to produce visuals to match their high-energy dream-pop sound.” The song is the latest single off Better Nature and will impact Alternative Radio on March 8.
GREG LOUGANIS TO BE HONORED BY POINT FOUNDATION
Point Foundation will present five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis with the Point Legend Award, which recognizes an individual who has achieved greatness in their professional career and unapologetically supported the LGBTQ community. The award will be presented to Louganis at the landmark New York Public Library April 11. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
“I am deeply honored to be receiving the Point Legend Award this year,” said Louganis. “Point Foundation’s service to help LGBTQ youth overcome all the obstacles, challenges, prejudices that I myself endured is so inspirational. To see these young men and women get the opportunity to obtain higher education degrees truly touches my heart and I am so proud of each of them. I look forward to cheering them on, both scholars and mentors on this very special night.”
“Greg Louganis is rightfully an icon of perseverance and courage for so many people, as well as a person with a genuine magnanimous spirit,” said Jorge Valencia, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Point Foundation. “Greg has participated in a number of Point events, and our scholars and alumni are always inspired by what he has to say and the example he has set as an LGBTQ advocate and athlete. With the Summer Olympics fast approaching, it is a fitting time to honor Greg with the Point Foundation Ledged Award.”
PERFUME US TOUR
Perfume had an unparalleled year in 2015 that marked 10 years since the group’s major label debut in 2005, and celebrated Perfume’s staggering 15 years making music together, but 2016 is looking just as exciting. The fashion-forward, charismatic electro J-pop trio has just announced a set of US tour dates for 2016 in support of their upcoming release, Cosmic Explorer, set to hit via Universal Music Group Worldwide April 6th. The tour kicks off August 28th in LA at The Wiltern. Perfume will hit San Francisco and Chicago before heading east for two shows at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday September 3rd and Sunday September 4th.
Perfume | US Tour Dates
Fri 8/26 | The Wiltern | Los Angeles, CA
Sun 8/28 | The Warfield | San Francisco, CA
Wed 8/31 | The Vic Theatre | Chicago, IL
Sat 9/3 | Hammerstein Ballroom | New York, NY
Sun 9/4 | Hammerstein Ballroom | New York, NY
OZONNA LAUNCHES NEW SINGLE/VIDEO “WONDERLAND”
London’s newest import, Ozonna, has released his debut EP, “Believe It To See It”, and now releases a new single from the EP “Wonderland”. Ozonna’s music is an arresting fusion of pop, dance, African rhythms and other world music influences. His original lyrics are captivating and traces the 22-year-old singer/songwriter’s musical journey from Nigeria to London and now…New York City.
Elephant Stone, like their most obvious influences, are an ever-evolving group led by Rishi Dhir, a musical auteur who sees the world through a lens of the past, but not the recent past. After having successfully courted the vintage fetishist psych community for years, Dhir and Elephant Stone have recently (and easily) evolved into a sound based more around the Creation Records-era from the British Isles, as evidenced by the Primal Scream-esque rhythms of previous single “The Devil’s Shelter” and her follow-up, “Where I’m Going”. Today, they release “Andromeda”, a song completely at home on a record shelf full of Ride and Embrace LPs. The natural progression of Elephant Stone has been thrilling to watch, and the latest material does the era their influenced by a service, rather than just aping it.
POLARIS ROSE NEW SINGLE
Polaris Rose possess a special gift for making even the most outlandish concepts and stories seem remarkably relatable and logical. Their knack for developing their own sound, fearlessly exploring what draws them into the folds of musical entanglement, make them a band worthy of their ever growing following and pure critical acclaim. Check out Polaris Rose new album, “Ocean Blue, Velvet Skies” on March 25, 2016.
TI & TINY BABY SHOWER PICS
Singer/Songwriter Tameka “Tiny” Harris was surrounded by friends and family as she celebrated the forthcoming addition of a seventh child to her family with husband, rapper/actor Clifford “Tip” Harris. The Atlanta couple arrived at the celebration with their six older children who all seemed to share in their parents excitement.
“We want to thank you all for joining us for the very last Harris Family baby shower,” T.I. said jokingly to the roomful of well-wishers. “And for those of you who missed the first four, five, however many there were, I promise you this will be the last one and we’re going out with a bang.”
JUSTIN BIEBER ANNOUNCES POST MALONE & MOXIE RAIA AS PURPOSE WORLD TOUR
As fans around the world eagerly anticipate the launch of global superstar Justin Bieber’s PURPOSE WORLD TOUR this Wednesday, March 9, in Seattle, WA, Bieber has announced Post Malone and Moxie Raia as opening acts for the North American leg.
Post Malone gained major recognition with the release of his single “White Iverson” on SoundCloud in February 2015 which is quickly approaching double platinum status. The song reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and its music video has amassed more than 125 million views since its July 2015 release. He is currently signed to Republic Records.
CITABRIA “TAKE MY HEART”
Citabria is an alternative rock band based out of San Jose, California. Currently the group have just launched their video for the infectious new video, “Take My Heart,” which premiered via The Huffington Post late last week. The energetic piece is from the group’s latest record, Exit Reality, which is out now. Citabria will also be playing at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas.
“BELIEVE IN YOU”
Out Now on Naz Ritzan Music, Somna partners with fellow Canadian producer Yang, along with Dutch vocalist Melynda for the high-energy single “Believe In You.” It’s a rare occasion for the Canadian duo to join forces, yet it leaves the opportunity for something special to be created, and this time they’ve got the lovely Melynda on their side. The track most recently garnered an incredible response at ASOT Fest NL after receiving support from Andy Moor during his set!
KYDD JONES NEW SINGLE
Atlanta-based songwriter/producer Kydd Jones premieres his new record “County” (assisted by German producer HeartBeatz) off his new mixtape “Gr33d” which is set to release later this month and will feature Kirko Bangz & Tory Lanez among others. Kydd recently performed at the inaugural Billboard Hot 100 Fest in New York (opening up for acts like Nicki Minaj, Skrillex & Justin Bieber) and will be an official showcase performer in his hometown of Austin, TX for the upcoming SXSW music festival next week.
VIOLENT FEMMES PREMIERES VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE “MEMORY”
Violent Femmes premiered the video for the first single, “Memory,” from their new album today via Record Store Day. The clip was created and animated by Harley Hefford, an Australian video director and fan of Violent Femmes who created last year’s “Good For/At Nothing” music video for the band off their Record Store Day EP. Hefford used a collage-style animation to create a fictional narrative where a giraffe (inspired by the album’s artwork) reminisces with founding band members Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie who share made-up memories from their past.
GYPSY & THE CAT RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘INSIDE YOUR MIND’
Two guys chasing a dude wearing a giant realistic looking cat head through Tokyo streets. Must be Gypsy & The Cat. Filmed in Japan, using artist Housetu Sato’s famous woollen cat head for a jaunt through Tokyo, the video for ‘Inside Your Mind’ see’s Lionel and Xavier don bright blue overalls. Both wielding sizeable nets, it’s clear. They’re out to catch a big one!
SINGER BRIAN JOHNSON ADVISED BY DOCTORS TO DISCONTINUE TOURING
AC/DC are forced to reschedule the 10 upcoming dates on the U.S. leg of their “Rock or Bust” World Tour. AC/DC’s lead singer, Brian Johnson, has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.
Tomorrow’s show in Atlanta through Madison Square Garden in New York, NY in early April will be made up later in the year, likely with a guest vocalist. More information regarding these rescheduled shows to come. Current ticket holders can hold on to their tickets for the rescheduled dates or receive a refund at point of purchase.
“THE NOISE CAME FROM HERE” MASEGO REMIX
Saul Williams just dropped a new remix by Masego of his latest single, “The Noise Came From Here,” from his critically acclaimed MartyrLoserKing album, released via FADER Label in January. Masego is a jazz vocalist, saxophonist, and producer who has named his unique, experimental, genre-melding sound “TrapHouseJazz”. Check out his soulful spin on the track and share if you like. This remix will be available for sale and streaming on Friday, March 25th.
Stunned and Saddened when they learned about the terrorist attacks in Paris, Tetra and her co-writer/producer, Ben Cohen, felt compelled to put down on paper their feelings on existentialism and mortality. “Slipping through the cracks in my fingers. Sink into the ground underneath. Do you believe in Ghosts?” The verses were inspired by the brutal impermanence of time while the chorus attempts to find solace in the idea of continued consciousness.