NIHIL NEW SINGLE
Sludgy/Alternative hardcore outfit Nihil is pleased to unleash their second single, entitled “Gears,” off their forthcoming Foundation LP that is set to be released in October. The single coincides with the launch of the band’s pre-order crowd funding campaign that will give additional pre-order incentives the more a person donates.
“We are very excited to be releasing the second single “Gears” from our upcoming album ‘Foundation’ which is now available for exclusive pre-sale on Indiegogo!” – Zach Bond (Guitarist)
MOTEL RADIO PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “GIMME YOUR LOVE”
Formed in 2014, Motel Radio has approached songwriting with a reverence for past influences coupled with an enthusiasm for contemporary artists. As a result, the band has developed a sound that is rooted in Americana, yet constantly evolving. Texas natives Ian Wellman (guitar/vocals) and Winston Triolo (guitar/vocals) began their songwriting collaboration while attending college in Baton Rouge, LA, where they would meet fellow musicians Eric Lloyd (drums) and Andrew Pancamo (bass). The band cut its teeth in the college bar circuit, all the while continuing to be heavily influenced by independent songwriters in the area.
DAVE COBB’S SOUTHERN FAMILY COMPILATION
Southern Family—a new compilation produced and conceived by two-time Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb—is now streaming in full exclusively as part of NPR Music’s First Listen series. Of the album, NPR Music’s Ann Powers praises, “Hotly anticipated as Dave Cobb’s grand statement about the generation of mostly Southern artists who, with his help, are shifting the definitions of both country and Americana music, this collection succeeds by being as modest as its helmsman.”
LIKE RATS “GATES”
Chicago’s LIKE RATS open the “Gates” with a destructive new single from their Southern Lord-bound II LP. Formed by members of blazing powerviolence/grinders Weekend Nachos, this entity deploys a belittling, mid-paced, death stomp. The foul new foretaste of putridity to crawl forth from the album comes in the form of a premiere of the track “Gates,” which is now playing at Cvlt Nation. Issues the zine of the new track, “Under all of the audio fury that LIKE RATS spit out, you can feel their creepy groove, causing your neck to move nonstop in a head banging motion!”
DOOMSQUAD NEW SINGLE
Following up the exciting announcement that Toronto electro-psych group DOOMSQUAD will release their sophomore LP Total Time on April 29th Via Bella Union (Hand Drawn Dracula in CA), and additionally, sharing first track “Solar Ass”, they have debuted propulsive, unearthly second track “Pyramids On Mars” on FADER. The track starts sparse and intentioned, swelling into a trance-y, percussion-driven apex that blurs psych-y vocals and multidimensional rhythms into a sonic mind-meld. DOOMSQUAD have furthermore announced a short spread of US Tour dates, including shows at SXSW.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA NEW VIDEO
Coheed and Cambria premiered their video for “Island” today on People Magazine online. The official video features an unlikely friendship between two Time Square comic book superheroes busking – ahead of the premiere of the upcoming Batman v Superman movie release. The video comes as the band is midway through an extensive and nearly sold out headlining tour and just a few months after the release of their critically acclaimed eighth full length album The Color Before The Sun.
ADAM GREEN PREMIERES ALADDIN TRAILER VIA NOISEY
Film cast includes Macaulay Culkin, Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, Jack Dishel, Francesco Clemente, Har Mar Superstar, Devendra Banhart, Bip Ling, Zoe Kravitz and more.
JOHN DOE’S “GO BABY GO” FEATURING DEBBIE HARRY PREMIERES ON STEREOGUM
John Doe’s new track “Go Baby Go,” featuring Debbie Harry, premieres today on Stereogum. Listen here: http://bit.ly/1Wc3tHa. Of the track, Stereogum says, “Doe’s voice caves to Harry’s with the same familiar push-and-pull he shares with Exene Cervenka.” This song appears on Doe’s forthcoming album The Westerner, which will be released April 29 via Cool Rock Records/Thirty Tigers. Doe calls The Westerner his “psychedelic soul record from the Arizona desert.”
TENNIS SYSTEM PREMIERE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “HERE WE GO”
“Here We Go” is a first taste from a third full-length album in the works for later in 2016, the band’s first new music since the release of their sophomore album, Technicolour Blind, in the Fall of 2014. The single arrived late last month via PaperCup Music, in advance of Tennis System’s performance at this year’s Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, supporting DIIV.
WATCH “SQUAD OUT!”
Skrillex and rising LA producer Jauz have released a new video for their Adult Swim Singles track “SQUAD OUT!” featuring Fatman Scoop. The video was directed and animated by renowned artist Adam Fuchs known for his work on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Ugly Americans, and music videos for Flying Lotus, Neon Indian and more. “SQUAD OUT!” premiered via RedBull.com Music and will make its TV debut this Saturday (3/12) on Adult Swim’s Toonami block starting at 3:00am. Watch the video below and share.
INDIE ROCK FIVE-PIECE BANTA RELEASE ACOUSTIC BALLAD “HUNGRY HEART”
Los Angeles indie rock five-piece Banta are giving fans another taste of their new album with the release of their new song “Hungry Heart.” The acoustic ballad was inspired by a book that singer Sharaya Mikael read and connected with.
ANDREW BIRD X FIONA APPLE
Here’s the visual for Andrew Bird’s “Left Handed Kisses” featuring Fiona Apple. The video, directed by Philip Andelman, has Bird and Fiona going back and forth and features a live performance of the ending of the track showcasing the true energy of the composition. The song comes off his forthcoming album Are You Serious (4/1 via Loma Vista).
“‘Left Handed Kisses’ rings with a certain permanence, as though violinist Bird had resurrected the song from a dusty 78 and shined it up for contemporary consumption.” – LOS ANGELES TIMES
ME LIKE BEES NEW SINGLE
Joplin, MO quartet Me Like Bees has released a playful new lyric video for the single “Changes” off their upcoming EP There Will Be Time. The video was shot by Sam Chenowith and premiered today on Baeble Music.
“The song is pretty fun, so we wanted a fun lyric video to match,” says vocalist Luke Sheafer. “Our buddy Sam just showed up with the idea and a bag full of confetti cannons! We figured, confetti means party…and we like to party!”.
JEN JIS “WOMEN”
His first track under his Jen Jis moniker, “Women” is filled with South American influenced acoustic guitar riffs, house beats and Lawrence Lea’s soft melodic vocals, which conveys a positive message of feminism throughout. “Women” is a catchy electro pop track with elements of deep house and is a great introduction to Jen Jis’ musical talents as a solo artist. With a chanting chorus and enticing beats, it’s a sure hit for the summer.
ALLAN RAYMAN NEW SINGLE
There is little known about Allan Rayman, a young, cryptic performer hailing from Lost Springs…
Only that he is slowly but surely turning heads with his sui generis approach to music making. In an age where social media dominates our perception of a musician, Allan shuns the status quo by putting forth just music. His social pages are cryptic and seldom used – solely for the promotion of his music.
Today he unveils his latest song, ‘Verona the Hellcat’. A continuation of his story -initially weaved on his 2015 album Hotel Allan and standalone single ‘Lucy the Tease’- ‘Verona the Hellcat’ unleashes Allan’s gravelly and effortlessly crooned lyricism in full force. This is Allan at his best – bleeding his story over the top a chugging, grated melody and booming drum rack.
KIEFER SUTHERLAND ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE 26-CITY TOUR
Kiefer Sutherland will bring his rich, soulful vocals and guitar licks to venues across the country beginning April 14 when he performs for audiences with a set list that includes cuts from his folk-tinged album, Down In A Hole, set for release this summer.
Sutherland, known for his starring role on the Fox series “24,” will bring his debut tour as a musician to 26 venues across the country beginning April 14. More dates will be added.
A professional actor his entire adult life, Sutherland starred in movies like ‘Stand By Me’, ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Young Guns’, Flatliners’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘A Time to Kill’, ‘Dark City’, ‘Melancholia’ and most recently, a western called ‘Forsaken’ and the upcoming ABC series “Designated Survivor.”
GERM NEW ALBUM & SINGLE
Australian blackened shoegaze artist GERM (aka multi-instrumentalist Tim Yatras) will release its new album, Escape, on April 29 via Prophecy Productions. The highly-anticipated fourth release from GERM is advanced as “the darkest yet” and builds on the self-described “Experimental Depressive Black Music” found on 2012’s Wish full-length and Loss EP and the 2013 album, Grief, hailed as “depressive black metal as interpreted through the gauzy, wistful lens of someone obsessed with Gary Numan, Killing Joke, and ‘80s film soundtracks” by Last Rites.
A sampling of what Escape holds in store can be heard now as the new GERM track “I’ll Give Myself to the Wind” has been posted online at this location.
ZAMEER “TAKE” VIDEO
The track is produced by 13-time Juno winner Gavin Brown (Metric, Mother Mother) and mixed by Grammy winner DJ Swivel (Beyonce, Kanye West). It features instrumentals from Johnny Fay from The Tragically Hip and John Angus MacDonald from the Trews. This is Zameer’s second single released in the US and Canada, following “Crazy” which was a Billboard Breakout track and reached #42 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Charts in July.
CASSIUS RELEASES “ACTION” WITH CAT POWER & MIKE D
Cassius are back with surprise new single “Action”, featuring an all-star turn from Cat Power and Mike D, out via Interscope / Polydor Records tomorrow.
RAMONDA HAMMER NEW VIDEO
Ramonda Hammer who just released the video for their debut single, “Goddamn Idiot.” As a parody to the show Cheaters, the hilarious video showcases Ramonda Hammer’s heavy guitar licks drenched in reverb and raw vocals that echo nineties alternative rock.
L.A. WITCH “DRIVE YOUR CAR”
L.A. WITCH knows how to conjure up the demons in pop. Although the band is only a few years old, one root stretches into the sounds of ‘60s garage musicians like The Pleasure Seekers and Sonics while the other digs around in Dead Moon and The Breeders.
Their music is raw and bloody, echoing of bad decisions through a thick, smoky haze of reverb. Just like their influences, L.A. WITCH preaches the blues; these aren’t happy ballads, but if you submerse yourself in them, you come out feeling a hell of a lot better than before.
BAEGOD “CARRIED AWAY”
Baegod releases this Soulful, Wavy, Hip Hop inspired record “Carried Away” from her upcoming (yet to be named) Ep. The project finds her taking a rest from all of the Vampin and Bedroomtrap’n she did this fall, and bringing it back to the sounds that started her and producer Sbvce’s musical partnership. The duo can flawlessly jump from grimy trap production to Dilla inspired Soul / Funk without skipping a beat.
WARNER BROS. RECORDS TO RELEASE OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK TO UPCOMING RICHARD LINKLATER FILM
Warner Bros. Records will release the soundtrack to the upcoming feature film Everybody Wants Some on April 8th The Paramount Pictures and Annapurna Pictures film is directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Richard Linklater (Boyhood, School of Rock, Dazed and Confused) and will hit theatres beginning April 1st.
A “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused set in the world of 1980s college life, Everybody Wants Some is a comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Appropriately, the soundtrack features some of Linklater’s favorite songs from the ’80s, including hits from Van Halen, The Knack, Blondie, and The Cars, among many others.
SADISTIK NEW VIDEO
A fan recently contacted rapper Sadistik saying that she was a fire performer and available if he ever needed her for a video. Naturally, he took her up on the offer. Filmed in the SODO district of Seattle, “Out the Dark,” premiered by 2DopeBoyz, finds Sadistik in a warehouse surrounded by mannequins that he says “felt like a sensible symbol for the reality vs. perception theme of the song.” Influenced by poets Sylvia Plath, Alexander Pope, and Anne Sexton, among others, Sadistik’s rhymes reveal his admiration for good poetry. From his recently released Salo Sessions EP, “Out the Dark” merges caustic honesty with lyrical wit and technical innovation.
DAUGHTRY RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “TORCHES”
Since forming, Daughtry has released four studio albums (Daughtry, Leave This Town, Break The Spell and Baptized), scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, won four American Music Awards, won three People’s Choice Awards, sold over 8.2 million albums and 16 million singles worldwide and sold out concerts around the globe. At radio, the band has earned four #1 singles, including the mulit-format No. 1 song “It’s Not Over”. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up, Leave This Town, marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album. Daughtry’s third album, Break The Spell was certified gold within four weeks of its release while their last studio effort, Baptized, produced the certified gold single, “Waiting For Superman.”
MAX FROST 360 DEGREE LIVE VIDEO OF “WITHDRAWAL” OUT NOW
Fresh from playing packed-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, Max Frost will embark on his first ever US headline tour this spring, kicking off at The Tank Room in Kansas City on April 27th and wrapping up at the House of Blues in Dallas on May 14th. Max will bring his one-man-musical-experience to Mercury Lounge in New York City on May 6th.
STEVE ANGELLO VIDEO @ SPIN
Steve Angello is dropping a new dramatic video for his track “Prisoner” that combines a documentary lens on rogue car racing with the drama of a short film done by he and his partners at the creative agency Made By Forest.
Steve will be performing on the Main Stage at Ultra Music Festival next Saturday, March 19th.
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WILD BELLE PREMIERE “THROW DOWN YOUR GUNS” VIDEO
The video, which features the Chicago Children’s Choir as well as Chicago based footwork crew The ERA, perfectly complements the song’s themes of peace, unity and love. A departure from their earlier videos, “Throw Down Your Guns”, which was self-directed by Elliot Bergman and produced by MAAVVEN, features various forms of weaponry – including guns and bullet casings – being melted down and crafted into beautiful bronze bells. A talented sculptor, Elliot handcrafted the bells, which are fully functional and will be used to create music. More peace bells are currently under production and will be sold to raise funds for the Chicago Children’s Choir and Guitars Over Guns.
“PERFECT TREE” VIDEO
Chronixx and Eesah convene in a lush green setting to provide an inspiring video for the latest mixtape Roots & Chalice. The musical composition produced with Federation Sound presents Jamar “Chronixx’’ McNaughton toasting over classic dancehall & hip-hop fused riddims. Eesah, previously known as Jahkime, is a longtime producer and collaborator of Zincfence Records and brings his own lyrical fire to create a steaming hot collaboration in this latest visual.
EMII “RED” SINGLE
Emii releases her latest single, “RED”, on iTunes today. The energetic, electronic pop song was produced by the Diaz Brothers and co-written by Emii and Steven Leonard Ireland (Nelly, Trey Songz, Chris Richardson, Teddy Riley). “RED” is also available on streaming platforms like Spotify and by other digital media providers including Amazon.
With three Grammys under their belt and countless megastar clients, (Pitbull, Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, Missy Elliot, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross) the Diaz Brothers were the perfect production team to take Emii in a new direction that not only explores the world of EDM, but showcases her smooth powerhouse vocals and growing songwriting skills. “RED” was written specifically for Emii’s voice with her vision. “I heard the first few beats and came running out of the writing session singing ‘I see RED'”, said Emii.
PET SHOP BOYS RELEASE “THE POP KIDS” THE REMIXES
Pet Shop Boys are premiering the MK remix of “The Pop Kids” with Mixmag, who call the song “a timeless combination of perspectives from both the Pet Shop Boys and MK” today.
ARMS PREMIERES THOUGHTFUL, STUNNING ALBUM OPENER “KEEP IT LIGHT” AT VILLAGE VOICE
“No one cares where you are / There’s nothing that you forgot / and nothing you have to do,” sings ARMS mastermind Todd Goldstein at the ecstatic peak of “Missing,” which sounds like an Electro-Pura outtake on steroids, all squealing guitar, honeyed atmosphere, and Tlacael Esparza’s deliriously aggressive drums. It’s the sound of Goldstein finally letting the songs speak for themselves, of accepting the fact that, in the face of life’s overwhelming shortness, holding anything back is kind of ridiculous. ARMS’ third LP, Patterns, lassoes every last one of ARMS’ sprawling stylistic and emotional tendencies and channels them into a handsome, wild-eyed suite of guitar pop. Patterns is a love letter to letting go—of past lives, of old loves, of best-laid-plans—and it is the long-running Brooklyn-based songwriter’s finest work to date.
BOSCO & SPEAKERFOXXX TEAM UP FOR NEW PROJECT
Lifelong friends and ATL trailblazers BOSCO and Speakerfoxxx have finally joined forces in the studio for Girls In The Yard, a new project presented by Fool’s Gold. With Speakerfoxxx providing a keen DJ’s ear for curation and production, BOSCO lets loose on the mic like never before, taking her love of classic 90s house, hip-hop, R&B and more to a futuristic new level. The raucous, confident “Beemer” opens the tape and sets the stage, a hybrid jam that will shake your hips, blow your whistle, and throw your hands in the air…Girls In The Yard is the shuffle mode dance party of the year.
GAZZO RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WHAT YOU WAITING FOR?” FEATURING SUGARWHISKEY
GAZZO releases his brand new single “What You Waiting For?” featuring SUGARWHISKEY at all digital retailers today via Casablanca Records.
“What You Waiting For?” sees GAZZO create a sunny and slick guitar-driven musical backdrop for New York alternative pop duo SUGARWHISKEY to carry a playful verse and unshakable chant. Propelled by handclaps, a bright bass line, and a stunning drop, it’s his biggest anthem to date.
KASKADE & CID RELEASE REMIXES AND VIDEO FOR “US”
Multiple Grammy® Award nominee, world-renowned recording artist, DJ, and producer, Kaskade and NYC based DJ and Grammy® Award winning producer CID today released a remix bundle and new video for their track “Us” from Kaskade’s heralded ninth studio album, Automatic, released by Arkade/Warner Bros. Records on September 25, 2015.
EMEFE PREMIERES EXUBERANT TITLE TRACK AT COOL HUNTING
NYC outfit EMEFE’s new EP, Time, picks up where their May 2015 self-titled release left off – a genre-bending, body and thought provoking, mesmerizing dance party train whizzing past you, lifting you up off of your feet for the ride. EMEFE’s unique rhythms draw you in and move you; their layered vocals lead you… every moment matters. With Time, EMEFE moves their style forward, consolidating and focusing ideas they have been exploring for 5 years. Their afrobeat influence is omnipresent but covert, subtly tangled up with funk drum machines, rock riffs, and synths from outer space. The Time EP presents five statements of intent for their future, altogether screaming that there are no bounds on this band’s creativity and expression, and this is only the beginning. The DNA of EMEFE has never changed, but the body it inhabits is ever-evolving.
MARISA ANDERSON NEW SINGLE
On her newest release, ‘Into the Light’ Anderson leaves Appalachia and the Delta blues behind as she journeys west, into the heart of the sun. Written as the soundtrack to an imaginary science-fiction western film, the record’s ten songs trace the story of a visitor lost and wandering on the shifting borderlands of the Sonoran desert. ‘Into the Light’ is shimmering and cinematic, the pieces built around pedal steel, lap steel and electric piano as well as Anderson’s signature guitar sound.
CANDLEBOX, LOUDWIRE LAUNCH NEW TRACK “I’VE GOT A GUN”
Candlebox, the influential, multi-platinum rock band from the powerful ’90s Seattle music movement, will release its sixth studio album Disappearing in Airports on April 22 via Pavement Entertainment. Today, the band has teamed up with Loudwire to stream a brand new track entitled “I’ve Got a Gun” at:
CUT SNAKE EP
After announcing their forthcoming tour and release on Billboard, Australian duo Cut Snake’s anticipated Magic EP is out now via Warner Bros. Records. A two-track release, Magic is a playful follow up to last year’s Life’s A Beach EP. From the opening bass line on the title-track “Magic” to the infectious and bouncing house cut “Hocus Pocus,” Cut Snake proves that they still have plenty of tricks up their sleeves.
ADIAM DEBUTS NEW SINGLE AND ACCOMPANYING VIDEO FOR “RUNAWAY”
Today, Adiam debuts her newest single and accompanying mood “Runaway,” off her forthcoming EP2, out everywhere March 25th on Vertigo Berlin / Universal. With “Runaway,” Adiam announces her freedom and independence with a slow-burning intensity. Following the same theme as previous releases, the black and white video features a smoldering forest and a defiant Adiam, running free.
Having proved their production intellect with remixes for the likes of Tove Lo, Shawn Mendes, Kiesza, & Mike Posner, Norwegian newcomers Seeb drop their debut release “Breathe” today via Island Records.
Their remix of Mike Posner’s global smash hit “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” plays a key part in their rising success, storming in with a Top 5 in the global Spotify charts and continuing to climb from #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Boasting over 146 million plays on Spotify alone and entering the Top 10 on iTunes in 37 countries – including UK (#2), USA, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, New Zealand, Belgium & South Africa to name a few – their single is sure to follow suit.
HEATHER NOVA’S “GIRL ON THE MOUNTAIN” VIDEO
Popmatters is pleased to host the video premiere of Heather Nova’s first single “Girl on the Mountain”. And on March 25th, Heather Nova will be releasing her 10th record “The Way it Feels”, easily her best and most important to date. Pre-orders begin today on iTunes. Producers/musicians Josh Kaler and Jay Clifford of Charleston, South Carolina, have collaborated with Heather to create a record with unique sonic textures which are at once natural and otherworldly. The result is an album with a very original and authentic sound, which hints at Americana, injected with infectious guitar riffs and cool rhythms. Great songwriting, a laid-back atmosphere, poetic lyrics and Heather distinctive vocals are the hallmark of The Way it Feels.
SHE IS WE PREMIERES NEW ALBUM
Alternative pop/rock group She Is We, fronted by Rachel Taylor, premieres their powerful debut album WAR exclusively today via Billboard.com. Just last week Billboard cited the album’s lead single “Boomerang” as one of “Tomorrow’s Hits”, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. WAR will be released on March 18th and is available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and sheiswe.com.
TUNNEL VISION RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “CITRUS SKIES”
Southern California’s latest rising musical export Tunnel Vision are now premiering the video for the new single “Citrus Skies” from their self-titled debut album Tunnel Vision (WhiskeyBarrel Records), produced by Grammy Award-winning James M. Wisner (Snoop Lion, Slightly Stoopid).
HAYES CARLL’S “MAGIC KID”
“Magic Kid” is from the from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s anticipated new album, Lovers and Leavers, which will be released April 8 via Thirty Tigers and now available for pre-order.
NEW TRACK BY MKTO
The internationally-acclaimed group first exploded onto the scene by injecting a potent mix of swagger and R&B chops into their pop-tinged self-titled debut album, propelled by the smash single “Classic,” which is certified double-platinum in the U.S. and triple-platinum in Australia. They released their Bad Girls EP last summer and appeared on Good Morning America, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The View and Live with Kelly & Michael.
SAIKA NEW SINGLE
Saika is a 24 year old US female singer/songwriter possessed with the street savvy of a Brooklyn girl fused with the humility of a first generation Haitian-American. She is now based in Atlanta, GA in the USA.
Saika started her musical career in 2010 and says “I wanted to find a way of learning to express myself after having all these feelings bottled up inside me. I recorded my first song in a professional studio and fell in love with it ever since”.
“TWO SNAKES” BY THE BODY
The Body will play their album release show in their hometown of Portland after returning from a performance at Mexico City’s Festival NRMAL. Following their release show, The Body will embark on an extensive European tour with Full of Hell, including an appearance at Roadburn Festival with Converge and Paradise Lost. Upon their return to the U.S., The Body will be playing at Moogfest alongside Gary Numan, GZA, Sunn O))) and more.
THE NIGHT SEA ALBUM STREAM
The Night Sea’s new album is out on L.A’s Dangerbird Records. 01.20.16 Set 1 showcases their take on improvised and avant-garde yet disciplined psyched out jazz. The Night Sea grew out of two musicians who met while in the process of getting their doctorate in Philosophy. This shows in their music, with themes of mythology, psychology, and mysticism.
TEGAN AND SARA RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM
Tegan and Sara have announced their forthcoming album Love You to Death today. Recorded in Los Angeles, Love You to Death is the band’s 8th studio album and once again finds the group working with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Beck, Ellie Goulding). It is slated for release on June 3rd while the first taste of music from the album is due April 8th, the same day that pre-orders begin.
Love You to Death is the follow up to Tegan and Sara’s pop breakthrough album Heartthrob featuring the singles “Closer”, which was certified gold in the US, and “I Was a Fool”. In addition to this, the band were featured on the LEGO Movie single “Everything is Awesome” with The Lonely Island, and were invited to perform that song as part of the 2015 Oscar telecast.
SKIZZY MARS RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “I’M READY”
‘Alone Together’ available April 8.
FLOGGING MOLLY BACK AFTER 5 YEARS
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Flogging Molly has unveiled their first new song in five years, “The Hand of John L. Sullivan” exclusively via Alternative Press. Recorded with producer Ross Hogarth, “The Hand of John L. Sullivan” honors the Irish-American heavyweight boxing champion and is one of the featured tracks on the band’s upcoming Fall album marking their Vanguard Records debut. “John L Sullivan, was the diamond cut for every poor man’s hop,” states lead vocalist Dave King. “He was the first true working class hero and to shake the hand of John L Sullivan was the dream that could leave their struggles behind and maybe somehow give them hope. Here is the first of many new songs and hopefully our Flogging Molly family are as excited as we are to what lies ahead.”
A STATEMENT FROM JESSE HUGHES
“I humbly beg forgiveness from the people of France, the staff and security of the Bataclan, my fans, family, friends and anyone else hurt or offended by the absurd accusations I made in my Fox Business Channel interview. My suggestions that anyone affiliated with the Bataclan played a role in the events of November 13 are unfounded and baseless—and I take full responsibility for them. They do not reflect opinions of my bandmates or anyone associated with Eagles of Death Metal. The shame is 100% mine. I’ve been dealing with non-stop nightmares and struggling through therapy to make sense of this tragedy and insanity. I haven’t been myself since November 13. I realize there’s no excuse for my words, but for what it’s worth: I am sincerely sorry for having hurt, disrespected or accused anyone.”
ESH & ARC NEW VIDEO
Emcee/Producer duo, Esh & Arc are back with a new video for “Disposable Lovers”. The video, directed by Matt Watkins, showcases Esh & Arc as their alter ego, The Turtlenecks, performing in front of a 60’s-esque staging with matching white turtleneck outfits. “Disposable Lovers” is off Esh & Arc’s recent full length album, ‘Death Doesn’t Want You’ which is now available on AR Classic Records.
LITTLE COYOTE NEW VIDEO
Emerging from the sands of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, alternative-pop-rockers Little Coyote have been playing venues since their first live show at Upstairs Beresford mid-2014.
Combining thumping beats (Anto Dinh, drums) and funky resonance (Gareth Bussey, bass), with a vintage-feel 6-string twanging fluidity (Matt Coates, guitar) and powerful, rich poetics by (Judd English, vocals), Little Coyote has ripened into an ability to create quality alt- rock music with an honest lyrical content.
KAHLEE “FOR MY PEOPLE”
San Diego-based, Gardena, California-bred rapper Kahlee presents the Eyekon Photography-directed music video for “For My People”, featuring Uptown Swuite & Odessa Kane, with cuts by DJ Wise.
MARTINA McBRIDE PREMIERES TITLE TRACK MUSIC VIDEO
Launching the title track on February 26th, award-winning country superstar Martina McBride has debuted the transformative new music video. Watch RECKLESS now, which filmed in Watertown with director Jeff Venable. The Grammy®-nominated vocalist, who spent the last several months in the studio working on her 13th studio album, will release RECKLESS on April 29th through Nash Icon Records.
“This album feels so good! That’s the best way I can describe it. I spent a lot of time finding songs that felt personal to me. I figure if I can relate to them someone else will too. There are songs about love, life, hope, loss, leaving, and coming home,” states McBride.
FRIDAY SONG TO HIS MOM
The MuseBox today announced the release of “Changes,” the emotionally stirring single from buzzing Toronto rapper and embattled street veteran Friday AKA Ricky Dred. The touching “Changes” paints a picture of the heartbreak and frustration Friday has endured while watching his mother (who singlehandedly raised Friday) battle Alzheimer’s and miss her son’s personal and musical progress. Friday plans to donate 90% of the proceeds from the sales of “Changes” to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. After almost a year of silence spent working on his therapeutic blog, The Sober Emcee, Friday recently came out of a self-imposed musical retirement. “Changes” is the third single from Friday’s third LP, Nocturnal (AWOL/Urbnet).
VISTA NEW SINGLE
About the single, the band stated, “This was the first song Hope and Wolf ever tried to write together, and it was written specifically to be VISTA’s first single. It directly addresses the transition from Hope’s solo career to becoming a band, and the internal sense of fear that tagged along with the change. We’re all kind of nervous- but it just fuels us. We wrote this with the live show in mind, expanding on elements that we love in some of our favorite songs. From that list of little production influences, we’ve really set out to challenge ourselves and self-define our own genre, anthemic alternative rock; kind of building something new out of something pre-existing, which was Hope’s 10 year solo career.”