SARA DIAMOND NEW SINGLE
Sara is best known as the American anthem singer for the Montreal Canadiens and singing children’s songs for Montreal-based KIDZUP Records, where she sold over 1 million records. Hear her r&b infused debut single “Just Give In”:
USHUAÏA IBIZA BEACH HOTEL ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL BEACH CLUB OPENING PARTY WITH MELON BOMB
Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Club will be officially commencing the weekend with its opening party on Saturday 30th April 2016, presented by Melon Bomb. Kick starting the season are brand creators Paul Reynolds, Scott Gray AKA Chapter, Ben Santiago, Juan Corbi and many more, who are each set to give an indulgent taste into what Summer will be offering with a backdrop of old school jams, soul, funk, disco and soulful house from the hours of 12pm to midnight.
The stunning setting of Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Club re-defines exclusivity. From the terrace to the beach front, this perfect location offers an immersive escape to simmer down and ultimately relax – and is accompanied by a menu of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine available in the club’s restaurant. Perfectly matched with Melon Bomb’s laidback ethos which has been steadily building in stature since its launch on the island last year, its opening party on Saturday 30th April has been by curated by those who know Ibiza’s dance floors like the back of their hands.
XAVIER TOSCANO NEW LYRIC VIDEO “NAS-T-NIZE”
Music video for “Nas-T-Nize” (Lyric Video) performed by Xavier Toscano:
CURTIS MAYZ NEW SINGLE
Curtis Mayz has been generating buzz in the Texas region for the past 3 years and as of late, began to gain traction nationally. Most recently, he released the Black Excellence LP in November. The LP has been met with great response. Currently Curtis is finishing his new project, Trybe Lyfe EP which is slated to release in late Spring.
ATALA NEW ALBUM & VIDEO “LEVITY”
California Desert/Stoner Rock Heavies ATALA will release Shaman’s Path of the Serpent on May 20. The band has released an official video for album cut “Levity.”
Shaman’s Path of the Serpent is available for pre-order at http://www.atalarock.com/store.
ATALA’s Shaman’s Path of the Serpent encapsulates the raw and mature essence of the band today. The album is a journey through the mind of guitarist/vocalist Kyle Stratton. Lord of Heaviness Billy Anderson (SLEEP, MELVINS, MASTODON) engineered the album, capturing the raw emotion and sonic heft that the band delivers in speaking to the listener. Shaman’s Path of the Serpent will leave the listener wondering if Stratton is lamenting the idea of death, reveling in the joy of its inevitability.
MICHAEL MIZRAHI ON NPR
Today, pianist Michael Mizrahi premiered the music video for “Harpsichords” on NPR Music. The two-minute video features excerpts from the piece of music of the same name written by composer Troy Herion, which is featured on Mizrahi’s upcoming album of solo piano works, Currents, out March 25 via New Amsterdam Records.
The video is animated in a rotoscoping style by artist Eno Swinnen, a technique that includes tracing over filmed footage, one frame at a time then re-drawing the images. The video was directed by Alex Tyson.
HANSON ANNOUNCES 3 rd ANNUAL HOP JAM BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL MAY 22nd
HANSON is excited to announce their 3rd annual Hop Jam Craft Beer and Music Festival for Sunday May 22nd, with tickets going on sale today at TheHopJam.com. After record attendance two years running, the celebrated downtown festival set in Tulsa’s thriving Brady Arts District is focused on providing a richer experience for festival-goers, with more family activities and twice as many attending breweries as last year. More than 60 breweries will be on site, representing 20 states and more than 10 countries. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will headline the main stage, which will also feature performances from a diverse lineup including Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes), X Ambassadors, John Moreland, Chase Kerby + The Villains and more.
“We’re really proud of the awesome lineup of artists and brewers joining the festival, all of whom will help to make it the best Hop Jam yet”, said co-founder Taylor Hanson. “Headlining the first two years was exhilarating, but playing a different role this year is equally exciting for us.”
Recently supported by Armin Van Buuren on ASOT 754, and premiering on Ferry’s “Corsten’s Countdown” at the #1 spot, Venice present “Coming Undone” with Michelle C. OUT NOW on AVA Recordings.
Coming Undone is a an enchanting release chock full of rhythmic beats and fluid flowing patterns, with catchy hooks and an emotive backdrop complementing the variety of sounds within the track. Instrumentals lead the melody into a euphoric atmosphere as Michelle’s mesmerizing vocals leave an imprint of soulful expression and intense sentiment with the lyrics, “They’re coming for us and we’re coming undone.”
SEAN WATKINS ALBUM STREAM
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Sean Watkins has long been known for his work as one-third of the Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek and, more recently, for helming the itinerant and genre-hopping ensemble Watkins Family Hour with his sister Sara. However, in the last year he has more assertively – and impressively – taken on the role of solo artist. On March 18th, Sean will release What To Fear via Thirty Tigers, the follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed All I Do Is Lie, which had been his first solo record in nearly a decade. The entire record can be heard today in advance of its release exclusively on Billboard.
LISTEN: Sean Watkins – What To Fear on Billboard:
Sylvan LaCue’s Far From Familiar album is slated to release in April, and as anticipation builds, he’s teamed up with frequent collaborator Fortune, producer and co-founder of the Flow-Fi Collective, to share a loose single. An ambitious track exploring his own vision and climb in the industry, “Heavenly” was recorded at HotNewHipHop’s New York City studio. “This song is about appreciating where I am currently and reflecting on where I could have been,” Sylvan LaCue notes to HNHH. “This song won’t live on my upcoming project, but it’s still very much apart of my narrative.”
NASHVILLE PSYCH POP BAND KEEPS PREMIERE SUNNY, WHIMSICAL “EVERYDAY” VIDEO
Gusti Escalante and Robbie Jackson met the first day of college in the hills of Nashville. Both came with ambitions to write songs with new friends, but feared the heavy fog of Tennessee pop-country dreams might be all they would find. By the end of that night, they had written their first song together with whatever instruments happened to be unpacked – a floor tom and a guitar. They proceeded to write a song-a-day for a week, birthing a rare musical kinship – one that cut through the cloud of vanilla country music they feared would smother them.
HOLY GROVE ALBUM STREAM
Portland-based stoner outfit HOLY GROVE has teamed up with US blog The Obelisk to stream their debut album “Holy Grove”, out this Friday on Heavy Psych Sounds. You’re in for a thick dose of swinging bluesy grooves and golden-era stoned metal topped off by the greatest vocals you’ve heard in a while. Enjoy…
Nashville rockers Western Medication shared their new single “Witch Parade” on Impose today. Along with sharing their single – they have sat down and answered a few questions for their curious listeners. The single is the first off of their upcoming LP “The Entertainer’s Secret” -out on Funeral Party Records April 15th.
BANK ROBBER INDUSTRIES’ PUBLISHING ARM HOUSE OF HASSLE ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING
Bank Robber Industries, the parent of NYC based indie licensing powerhouse Bank Robber Music, has announced its acquisition of UK publishing company Rough Trade Publishing (RTP).
BRI has attained 50% of RTP’s stock, with an option to purchase the remaining 50% in two years. RTP and House of Hassle Publishing, the publishing arm of BRI, will be merging operations and going forward worldwide under the name Rough Trade Publishing. The new RTP will be positioned within Bank Robber Industries, with operations run out of Bank Robber Industries’ New York, Nashville, Los Angles, and London offices, and will assume House of Hassle’s role as Bank Robber Industries’ publishing arm.
DELTA DEEP TOUR
DELTA DEEP, the critically acclaimed blues-based band featuring Phil Collen (lead guitarist of Def Leppard) and Robert DeLeo (bassist for Stone Temple Pilots), in addition to Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Buble & Gregory Hines) and Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, TLC), have been confirmed as a featured performer at this year’s prestigious RIVERBEND FESTIVAL in Chattanooga, TN on June 18th.
As previously announced, DELTA DEEP are set to continue their 2016 Sugar Shack Tour with a run up the East Coast this Spring. Beginning on March 28th in Washington, DC the quartet will hit Philadelphia, Asbury Park, NJ, and Northampton, MA before heading into NYC and Boston. During the tour the band will also perform at Daryl’s House, the venue owned by Hall & Oates’ Darryl Hall. The current east coast leg of the Sugar Shack tour ends on April 8 at the Boulton Center in Bay Shore, NY.
LAMA “WOLF” SINGLE
LAMA are the enigmatic 7-piece originating from Melbourne (AUS), whose unorthodox line-up dips its toe in the orchestral pool. Pitting a flute, trumpet and violin against a killer rhythm section, underneath some powerful bearded vocals, the result is exactly what you’d expect: nothing like what you’d expect.
The new and revamped line-up is fast becoming known around the traps for their vivacious and colourful live show.
ELIZABETH GEYER “THE BRIDGE” VIDEO
“Elizabeth Geyer is a force of nature. An amazing singer and songwriter, original vocalist, wonderful trumpet player and multi instrumentalist. She writes songs directly from the heart!” – BRUCE LUNDVALL Bluenote / EMI
An endorsement like that from the man who signed Nora Jones, Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis is something to make one sit up and take notice. The late great Lundvall even featured Elizabeth’s music on his Sirius Radio XM Bluenote hour in 2013. Unusual for an unsigned artist!
But it’s a long journey from her days as a freelance trumpet player to her fourth and long awaited new album THE BRIDGE. Elizabeth remembers a life changing moment, walking home from a jazz big band rehearsal one sunny morning years ago. “I suddenly realized I couldn’t do it anymore, as grateful as I was, I had to find my own voice.” Find her voice she did: Three albums later having swapped trumpet for flugelhorn, piano and songwriting, Elizabeth had a small but growing audience and some fans in high places.
RISING ELECTRO POP ARTIST JOLIVI RELEASES BREAKUP ANTHEM “FED UP”
Rising electro pop artist JoLivi released her latest single “Fed Up.” The breakup anthem is the second release off of her forthcoming EP Just For You, available everywhere on April 29th. The track can now be streamed on Ground Sounds and on JoLivi’s official Soundcloud.
“I wrote ‘Fed Up’ about a relationship gone sour,” JoLivi explained. “You made your bed, now lay in it. I was ‘fed up’ and done with that relationship”
ORFIUM IS LAUNCHED
“After experiencing many frustrations with the current selection of music platforms, we decided to create Orfium. Orfium is a social music marketplace which offers artists promotion and monetization services. We offer retail sales, licensing, distribution, YouTube monetization, and derivative works monetization. All services are non-exclusive and each service can be opted in/out on a track by track basis at anytime. We offer a simple 80/20 (artists/Orfium) revenue split with no up front costs. Our philosophy is that artists should always control how their music is consumed and distributed, and our goal is to create the most efficient marketplace for music.”
AHTME “DEFEAT ZEKE”
The Demonization is the latest full-length fromKansas City technical death metal brutalists, AHTME. Initially issued by the band under their original moniker of The Roman Holiday in 2013, and now seeing official release by Unique Leader Records later this month, the forty-minute bruiser was recorded with Navene Koperweis (Animosity, Animals As Leaders, Entheos) in San Francisco.
In advance of its release, today Heavy Blog Is Heavy hurls forth the crushing, new play-through video for sixth track, “Defeat Zeke.” Get viewing and feel the burn at THIS LOCATION.
HUMANS “WATER WATER”
HUMANS just released their Water Water EP on Mom + Pop and now share the video, starring the iconic jacket with their logo (also for sale on their site bc many asking for them!). They hit SXSW this week (including the Biz 3 showcase on Friday @ The Belmont) along with dates in the US and Canada through April. Their 2015 album Noontide is up for a Juno for Best Electronic Album.
JOSH KELLEY TO RELEASE ‘NEW LANE ROAD’ FRIDAY, APRIL 22
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Josh Kelley will release his first new music in five years, New Lane Road, with new partner Sugar Hill Records on Friday, April 22. Kelley devoted three years to writing, engineering and producing, playing most of the instruments himself on this very personal project.
FLO RIDA’S “MY HOUSE” CLIMBS TO #1
IMG/Poe Boy/Atlantic recording artist Flo Rida has returned to the top of the charts with his blockbuster hit single, “My House.” The irresistible hip house track has just ascended to the #1 spot at CHR/Top 40 radio outlets nationwide – his 5th U.S. chart-topper to date — while also selling over 1 million singles worldwide.
TEDDY THOMPSON & KELLY JONES PREMIERE “NEVER KNEW YOU LOVED ME TOO”
Teddy Thompson and acclaimed singer Kelly Jones will release their stunning harmony duet collaboration Little Windows on April 1st via Cooking Vinyl. The duo premiered the first video from the album for “Never Knew You Loved Me To” via American Songwriter Magazine today.
See: “Never Knew You Loved Me Too” via American Songwriter:
GEARS “TAKE AWAY”
Miami, Florida based Hard Rock band GEARS have released a lyric video for their track “Take Away” (originally premiering with Metal Insider) from their new EP “Pride Comes Before The Fall” which is available now on iTunes. The “Take Away” lyric video is the 2nd lyric video that has been released from the EP with the critically acclaimed “Face Down” being the first.
The EP was written by Corey Lowery & GEARS, produced, mixed, & engineered by Corey Lowery, and mastered by Rodney Mills Masterhouse. The lyric video was created by James Shomo.
WATCH AURORA PERFORM “CONQUEROR”
Last night AURORA made her network television debut on NBC’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon with a performance of her infectious single ‘Conqueror’. The song is off of her critically acclaimed debut LP All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend out now on Glassnote Records.
BLAAK HEAT “SWORD OF HAKIM”
Los Angeles avant-garde psych rock band BLAAK HEAT (formerly Blaak Heat Shujaa) will release its new album, Shifting Mirrors, on May 13 via Tee Pee Records. Recorded with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Deftones), at Megawatt Recording (Santana, Tool), the record builds on the band’s self-coined “Arabian fuzz” and is the follow-up to the trio’s 2013 Scott Reeder-produced full-length, The Edge of an Era, which was hailed as a “journey down a road littered with influences from ’60s psychedelic prog-rock, ’70s Krautrock, and chord structures influenced by Middle Eastern and world music” by LA Weekly.
STEREOGUM PREMIERES INFECTIOUS CLUB BANGER “SEXY FRONT”
The latest release from the Swiss duo Larytta, entitled Jura Libre is a chunky, massive, intelligent, colorful (in that full on tropical way) four song collection of club bangers. To be exact the full set actually consists of two original songs with an in-house Larytta remix a piece. The originals lean on pronounced inflections of playful, tricky, afro-tropical rhythms, while the reworks go for a more direct four-to-the-floor approach – straight for the jugular. Jura Libre is out April 15, 2016 via Creaked Records and Stereogum is streaming the infectious new track “Sexy Front “.
THE ZENITH PASSAGE NEW SINGLE
With the release of Solipsist, the long-awaited, debut full-length from Los Angeles death metal faction, THE ZENITH PASSAGE, just a little over one month away, MetalSucks delivers the official new lyric video accompaniment to debilitating fourth cut, “Deus Deceptor,” for public feasting.
Issues the esteemed blog of the latest track, which comes as an interactive,360-degree video clip, “THE ZENITH PASSAGE are no ordinary tech-death band – so it’s appropriate that the lyric video for their new single, ‘Deus Deceptor,’ is no ordinary lyric video. The clip is 360 degrees, allowing the viewer/listener to move away from the lyrics and learn more about the band’s new release, Solipsist. As a result, the video is just as forward-thinking and mind-bending as the song itself. Fans would expect no less from THE ZENITH PASSAGE.”
JERRY BOGAN “LET IT RAIN”
Jerry Bogan hails from West Texas. Jerry is no stranger to the music business. Penning hundreds of original songs. What can you say about a song like “Let It Rain” . It brings the pain of love to life and lets it rain. Rain down all the hurt the disappointments of being and loosing love.
FLAT WORMS SINGLE
One of Los Angeles’ newest punk trios to hit the scene Flat Worms is nothing short of a powerhouse. The trio consists of members from such renowned acts as: Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Kevin Morby, and Dream Boys. Flat Worms are making their presence felt and not holding any punches – with a new 7″ Red Hot Sand ready and set to drop on April 29 (via Volar Records).
Along with the group’s presence out in the world now, the group is offering a stream of their track Petulance – which will be featured on the forthcoming Red Hot Sand 7″ and then later on in April the group will be hitting the road up and down California with label-mates Susan.
JOYSLAM NEW SINGLE “SET THE WORLD”
Canada’s premier Funk/Rock project, Joyslam is back with the new studio album “I Need Money: Millionaire”, ready to once again conquer TV & Radio airwaves coast to coast. The new album is available For Radio & Digital Purchase April 2016 physically through the CD Baby distribution network and digitally through ITunes, Amazon, and numerous other networks.
“Set The World” will be serviced to radio and will be available for purchase digitally April 2016. As a Thank You, we’re premiering “Set The World” with you through an exclusive Soundcloud link:
SALT N PEPA IN NYC X SX LIQUORS
Grammy Award Winning Hip Hop Trio Salt-N-Pepa will officially celebrate and kick off the I Love 90’s tour in partnership with SX Liquors at The W New York in Times Square. Several of the era’s most popular musical icons including Vanilla Ice, All 4 One, Coolio, Tone Loc and more have hit the road to celebrate the decade that inspired fashion, music, and pop culture.
WHEN: Thursday, March 17 @ 8pm
WHERE: W New York – Times Square
New York, NY 10036
RICHARD LOMAX NEW VIDEO
Hold on tight, psych fans: Richard Lomax’s new video track ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ is available for your posting pleasure after premiering on God Is In The TV Zine!
The video is now on YouTube for you right here:
J. MANIFESTO “SO LIVE”
Queens, NY emcee J. ManifestO presents “So Live”, my new single featuring Cindy Rose & J Monopoly, set to feature on J Manifesto’s upcoming EP Live From The Infinite. “So Live” is produced by Mentplus, whose Stormy Nights EP is currently available on Fat Beats.
Hailing from Queens, the birthplace of various rap icons, Reign is slowly making himself a household name.
After releasing “Levels Of Reign” in 2015 and collaborating with artists such as Troy Ave , Vado and producers RemoThehitmaker and MP Williams, Reign seeks to strengthen his musical abilities by teaming up with Toronto lyricist and singer Tory Lanez for his single titled “Again”.
SARA DIAMOND “JUST GIVE IN”
Sara is best known as the American anthem singer for the Montreal Canadiens and singing children’s songs for Montreal-based KIDZUP Records, where she sold over 1 million records.
The new track elegantly showcases Diamond’s soaring sultry vocals, the rhythm pulsing around her voice, all while shimmering synths propel the song to glorious heights.
NOTHING BUT THIEVES ANNOUNCE “UNDER MY SKIN” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Critically acclaimed UK based band, Nothing But Thieves, is hitting the road on their “Under My Skin” North American tour in support of their self-titled debut album. The tour will be making stops in a number of cities across the U.S. including Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Denver, and will also include appearances at festivals such as Buzzfest in Houston and BottleRock in Napa Valley. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 18th at 10:00am local time.
PANYCHIDA NEW LYRIC VIDEO
PANYCHIDA just released an official lyric video for Josafat (The Gathering) from their upcoming album Haereticalia – The Night Battles. The 4th studio album of the quintet from Pilsen (Czech Republic) will be released in 2016 via Cursed Records.