GWEN STEFANI’S NEW ALBUM DEBUTS AT #1
This Is What the Truth Feels Like — the new album from three-time GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Gwen Stefani — has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, bowing with 84,000 album equivalent units. The album’s first single, the synth-pop ballad “Used To Love You,” has been certified gold, while its video has racked up more than 14 million YouTube views.
Working with collaborators Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Greg Kurstin, JR Rotem, and Stargate, among others, Stefani wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on This Is What The Truth Feels Like. The deeply personal album has been hailed by critics as Stefani’s strongest work to date.
JUSTIN MARTIN NEW ALBUM
Justin Martin looks to the skies on Hello Clouds, his second full length album on Dirtybird. Building on the formidable foundation he established with 2012’s Ghettos & Gardens, Justin invites listeners on a high-flying journey through a rich musical landscape. One of the label’s most beloved characters, Martin lets his effervescent personality shine through on these 13 tracks – along with an unexpected range of emotions.
From the first strings of album opener “Dive In”, Justin effortlessly establishes an otherworldly mood. Are we deep beneath the ocean’s surface, or squinting at bright sunlight while 30,000 feet in the air? It ultimately doesn’t matter – we just need to hear more. And Justin delivers with a set of obsessively crafted tunes for clubs and headphones alike. For example, on title track “Hello Clouds,” Justin mixes the ethereal vocals of rising star FEMME with sub-rattling lows and a chorus of singing 303s.
“FIRE MAKES” BY THE LOOM
Here In the Deadlights was recorded and produced by Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, Real Estate) at Marcata Recording in upstate New York, and its themes revolve around the difficult time that unfolded for band leader John Fanning after a life-upending split from his longtime partner and best friend of 14 years, which was followed by the heavy lifting of rebuilding after the collapse… hence the lapse between albums.
TERRI BINION NEW VIDEO
On March 25th, the Orlando, Florida-based singer songwriter Terri Binion will release The Day After The Night Before, her first album in over fourteen years. This collection of 11 songs summarizes her journey, or attempt rather, at finding some sense of normalcy after enduring a year that saw the tragic loss of her wife, along with both parents, and an aftermath that included a long and unsuccessful bid for justice due to a legal system still struggling to recognize same sex marriage.
This week, Elmore Magazine premiered the album in it’s entirety:
LUPE FUENTES NEW EP
Colombian tech house maven Lupe Fuentes is releasing some fire with her latest EP “Fire Drill”, out on Low Steppa’s Simma Black label. The LA based artist has had a continuous stream of successful releases in 2016, along with Kerri Chandler remixing her very own “1,000 Watts.” Sound the alarm, because this time around, the four track EP showcases her original flare and edge of her underground sounds. To read the full article on DJ Mag click here.
JELLY JAM TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
The Jelly Jam will release their new album Profit on May 27th via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group. DREAM THEATER’s John Myung, WINGER’s Rod Morgenstein, and KING’S X Ty Tabor will tour globally for the first time to support the recordings. Profit is a cinematic experience, full of suspense, as the individual songs sequentially follow the heroic yet daunting journey of The Prophet, who inspired by a deep sense of responsibility embarks on a mission to try and save the world, aiming to open the eyes of those who will not see.
When asked about collaborative efforts of The Jelly Jam guitarist Ty Tabor describes John as, “The forefather of the band,” and enthuses that “Playing with Rod has been a lifelong dream. I was a huge fan of his right out of high school and The Dixie Dregs transformed my idea of what a band could do. Rod was a huge part of the insanity on all of those early Dixie Dregs albums. It’s just a joy to get to play with him.”
DEFTONES ANNOUNCE NEW SUMMER TOUR DATES
Deftones have added a series of summer U.S. tour dates to their previously announced headlining tour, which kicks off on May 8th in Charlotte, NC. The second leg kicks off on August 2nd in Bethlehem, PA, and wraps up with a show in Mesa, AZ, on August 31st.
The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning alternative-rock band are touring in support of their upcoming album Gore, which is due from Warner Bros. Records on April 8th. The band has released a new track from it, “Doomed User,” which is now available for purchase via all digital retailers after premiering on SiriusXM’s Octane channel. “It’s got a rockin’ rhythm and a high tech sound that will make you shake your body down to the ground,” frontman Chino Moreno said. The album’s current single “Prayers / Triangles” is climbing the Rock radio charts.
ACCLAIMED CAPITAL PREPARATORY SCHOOLS & SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS TO OPEN NEW CHARTER SCHOOL IN HARLEM
Renowned Capital Preparatory Schools announced today that it has been tapped by Sean “Diddy” Combs to open a new school in Harlem beginning Fall 2016. Combs spent five years meeting privately with community leaders and education experts in an effort to expand educational opportunities for young men and women in Harlem and build leaders from the community. The result of this groundwork is the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School, which will be overseen by innovative educator and founder of Capital Preparatory Schools, Dr. Steve Perry.
Oakland-based dark punk alchemists ALARIC will undrape their long-anticipated new full-length, End Of Mirrors, this Spring on CD, vinyl, and digitally via Neurot Recordings, and on cassette via Sentient
Ruin. Oppressive, gloomy, and epically grandiose, each of the seven hymns comprising the offering provides an emotional and deeply physical journey through inky, blackened sonic murk, devoid of all hope.
In advance of its release, today Cvlt Nation offers up the first teaser from the record in the form of closing hymn, “Angel.”
INNERWISH “MODERN BABYLON” MUSIC VIDEO
The Greek melodic metallers INNERWISH just released a music video for the track “Modern Babylon” from their upcoming self-titled album. The album will be available on CD, 2LP, Tape and digital and will be released on March 18th through Ulterium Records in Europe and North America. Bickee Music will issue the album in Japan on March 30th.
BRENT COBB SIGNS TO LOW COUNTRY SOUND/ELEKTRA + NEW SINGLE
Low Country Sound/Elektra announced today the signing of singer/songwriter Brent Cobb, whose writing credits include collaborations with Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and the Oak Ridge Boys, among others.
Rolling Stone Country today premiered Cobb’s video for “Down Home,” which appears on Southern Family, the compilation album conceived by Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell).
SAUL WILLIAMS RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “DOWN FOR SOME IGNORANCE”
Saul Williams shares his latest music video for “Down For Some Ignorance” from his critically acclaimed MartyrLoserKing album that dropped on FADER Label. The track is a lullabye-esque tune accompanying the new video directed by Rafe Scobey-Thal. Watch Saul sing a brooding melody as an old school TV/VCR projects powerful imagery of political unrest and protest on the screen. Check it out on Noisey here.
WATCH “DO OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY” HERE
Benson, AZ easycore/pop-punk band Safe, So Simple has released a new music video for “Do Or Do Not, There Is No Try” from their new EP Too Close To Closure. The video was shot at the group’s recent CD release party in their hometown by Steven Gonzalez and Brandon Ensign, and is premiering on the band’s official PLAY Warped Tour page.
“This song was our only start to finish track with Cameron Mizell,” says drummer Derek Ausseresses. “We worked one on one with him at Chango studios in Glendale, Arizona. Steven and Brandon did an absolutely phenomenal job capturing footage from the release show. We wanted to have a video that captured our on stage presence as well as give our fans an opportunity to be in a music video. Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make that night and this video possible.”
“RAT KING” VIDEO
Dark Sermon has announced the dates of their upcoming U.S. tour with Thy Art Is Murder, Rings Of Saturn, and Fit For An Autopsy (The Coffin Dragger Tour). Dark Sermon will be touring in support of their latest record “The Oracle” (eOne Music) which is available now on iTunes. The tour kicks off on April 6th in Tucson, Arizona and works its way throughout the U.S. wrapping up on May 19th in Worcester, Massachusetts.
TI & TINY HAVE A BABY
“Yesterday, March 26th, at 2:58PM we welcomed a beautiful baby girl that weighed in at 5lbs.
In true Harris fashion, our baby girl made us all HUSTLE, making a surprise early entrance.
While we expected her to arrive around April 20th, our PERFECT baby girl decided March 26th was the right time for her DEBUT.
My husband, Tip Harris, went from the stage right to the plane from his show in Las Vegas and luckily, made it to Atlanta with time to spare. Our whole clan was together to see our beautiful healthy baby girl make her way into the world. Just the way I like it!!
We are looking forward to more exciting times with our #Lucky7.”
Tameka “Tiny” Harris
NINET PREMIERES BRAND NEW TRACK “SUPERSTAR”
We are happy to announce today’s premiere of celebrated Israeli artist Ninet Tayeb’s new single, “Superstar,” with The Huffington Post.
“Superstar,” a bona fide rocker, dark and driving, follows the premiere of her more textured “Child,” late last year which prompted coverage from DIFFUSER and PASTE MAGAZINE, among others. Both tracks are from Ninet’s upcoming album, to be released later in 2016, her fifth full length, but first worldwide release and a collaboration with producer Joseph E. Shine.
SUNSHINE GUN CLUB NEW VIDEO
Created by Dan Walker, this explosive new outfit is based out of the cultural hub of Bushwick, where the project is realized as a studio born concept at local recording hotspot for artists and producers, The Submarine. Walker has worked with an impressive assortment of artists in the studio including Guerilla Toss/DFA Records, The Prettiots/Rough Trade, Tone of Arc remix for Yukon Blonde’s “Saturday Night” on Dine Alone Records as well as his own outfit The Death Set for Dim Mak Records.
Sunshine Gun Club is rounded out by Denis Red Scare (ex Boot Blacks) on bass, Rex Weaver (ex Team Robespierre) on guitar/backing vocals and Will Broussard (Village Psychic) on drums with Walker fronting the mess. This new band fuses all the vital energy of punk rock into the ever progressive reality of New York City that brings together a wonderful onslaught of fun, high velocity entertainment, with a live show bursting full of super charged A.D.D. hysteria.
VICTOR LOVE NEW SINGLE
Listen on Loudwire to the first single of my upcoming album ‘Technomancy.’
CYNDI LAUPER KICKS OFF INTERNATIONAL ‘DETOUR’ TOUR IN NASHVILLE, TENN.
Music icon Cyndi Lauper will take a southern DETOUR across the U.S. and Europe during her 2016 tour as the Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter promotes her upcoming country record (tour dates below). DETOUR, available May 6, includes her signature spin on a dozen classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
The 27-city tour kicks off in Nashville, Tenn. at the Ryman Auditorium. “There’s something so very magical about the Ryman and all the rich history there. Just to think it’s the same stage where Wanda Jackson and Patsy Cline performed so long ago and here I am singing songs they made famous on this record – it’s such an honor,” Lauper said.
KIIARA ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER LIVE SHOWS
After releasing the music video for her global viral sensation “Gold” and debut EP low-kii savage earlier this week, Kiiara has officially announced her first set of live shows. The brand new pop sensation will be performing with British electronic duo AlunaGeorge on their headline US tour May 21st through June 3rd (see itinerary below). Kiiara will also perform at the 2016 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago on July 29th.
GARY LUCAS & JANN KLOSE NEW VIDEO
Urban Americana duo Gary Lucas & Jann Klose are celebrating the great spring weather with their new music video, “Fair Weather” from their album, STEREOPTICON which earned four stars in UK’s May issue of MOJO Magazine.
Meteorologist Dan Skof, who sometimes raps as MC Cumulus on his weather forecasts on Northwest Arkansas’ NBC affiliate KNWA, says he “digs” the song, “Love the chorus when the harmony kicks in! Nice play on words too. It really isn’t about the weather but a ‘fair weathered friend!’ I love the feel of the video too, feels very much like New York (obviously since it was shot in New York).”
The “Fair Weather” video was created by DeAngela Napier, who has produced and directed other Gary & Jann videos. The video combines footage of the musicians’ hometown with favorite photos of them in concert.
MARCUS SANTORO NEW SINGLE
Melbourne’s Marcus Santoro lights up the house-music fuse boxes at the mere age of just 20. Aligning a mixture of rave and progressive house euphoria behind the console and within the locked doors of the studio he has truly laid down the law on musical enthusiasts and their playlists globally.
SIZZY ROCKET “THRILLS”
THRILLS slated for release April 8, pre-order now! Check out title track out everywhere now.
Announced via the clever infomercial (view below), the long awaited LP features colabs with a star studded cast of producers including Scott Hoffman of the Scissor Sisters, Chris Zane (Passion Pitt, St. Lucia) and Oak (Nicki Minaj, Alessia Cara).
HIGHASAKITE AND HASTA TEAM UP
Teaming up with production wunderkind Hasta, Norway’s Highasakite reveal a stunning rework of new single ‘Someone Who’ll Get It’. It’s a brooding twist on the slow jam; a soft and bridled build replacing the track’s signature gunfire with hushed keys, fingerclicks and billowing bass. Stream/embed ‘Someone Who’ll Get It (Hasta Remix)’ HERE.
CPTN KIRK “NEEDS”
Netherlands-based rapper/producer Cptn Kirk presents the Mike Michaelides-directed music video for “Needs”, the new single from T.R.I.P. (Trippin Responsibly In Pluto), his forthcoming EP produced entirely by Boi-Lee. Born on the Greek Island of Crete, Cptn Kirk was performing and battling regularly around Greece by the age of 16, creating the Monster Footprints collective.
MAVRICK “FUNERAL” VIDEO
Following up from the success of his debut single Remedy being championed by the likes of Noisey, being selected for the Spotify Spotlight Program in 2016 as well as multiple spins from Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Scandi singer Mavrick is back with a brand new number Funeral.
THE BODY And FULL OF HELL ALBUM STREAM
This Friday marks the official release day of One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache, the fittingly-titled, collaborative debut between apocalyptic doom duo, THE BODY, and grindcore/harsh noise miscreants, FULL OF HELL. In celebration of its release, today Decibel Magazine, who notes, “One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache will hurt your brain,” is traumatizing the airwaves with a stream of the record in its ravaging entirety.
ON AN ON SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ICON LOVE”
ON AN ON are excited to welcome spring with a brand new music video for “Icon Love”, and tour dates in continued support of their critically-acclaimed album, And The Wave Has Two Sides. In May, the band will embark upon a set of east coast dates co-headlining with Born Ruffians (Tickets at ItsOnAnOn.com), with additional spring tour dates to be announced soon. Premiering today via Nylon, The Minneapolis trio’s new music video for “Icon Love” was directed by Phil Harder, whose credits include videos for Prince, Foo Fighters, Low, Pulp, The Cranberries, Afghan Whigs and many others.
THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREMIERE OF “CRAZY MACY”
What started as a reunion in 2013 with tours of Japan, Australia and the UK, has continued and evolved into a full blown return in full force of the FLAMIN’ GROOVIES. In the past three years the band has toured the USA extensively with repeated visits to New York, L.A. and their hometown of San Francisco, as well as returning from hugely successful tours of Spain, France and Italy. In anticipation of their 50th Anniversary this year, they’ll be performing a special hometown San Fran show at The Chapel on April 7th, followed by another tour of Europe in April/May.
SHAMANIC ON HIS LATEST MUSIC VIDEO “BA DA DA DA”
ShaManic is an up and coming rapper – whose roots are set in Nashville. Gaining notoriety for his dynamic beats, diverse melodies and passionate vocals, ShaManic is delivering a playful and energetic take on the life of a rising star. He is releasing his latest music video, the second from his debut album THE ARTIST, for the track “Ba Da Da Da”. This is the follow-up to the video for ShaManic’s Mindless, which premiered on Hiphopdx.com last year.
EARTHLESS + HARSH TOKE SPLIT LP
Sound-sculpting San Diego heavy psych titans EARTHLESS and HARSH TOKE have joined forces to bring music fans a colossal battle of the beasts! Titled, Acid Crusher / Mount Swan, the two track, 35-minute release will see a May 27 release via Tee Pee Records.
Prepare yourself, as 20,000 volts of concentrated electricity will rip through your speakers as the rampaging, psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll flows like molten magma, destroying everything in its path! EARTHLESS brings to life the towering, 15-minute-long song “Acid Crusher”, which collides head-on with HARSH TOKE’s 20 minute creation, “Mount Swan”. Don’t miss this mind-bending, man-eating, winner-take-all mashup of two of modern psych’s most monstrous mongrels!
MADONNA HOLDS RECORD FOR HIGHEST-GROSSING TOURING
Following the close of Madonna’s critically acclaimed Rebel Heart Tour this past Sunday night in Sydney, Australia, Madonna is the Top Grossing Touring Solo Artist in the history of Billboard Boxscore with over $1.31 billion in ticket sales sold over the course of her career. Madonna is also the third top grossing touring act (behind The Rolling Stones and U2) since tracking began in 1990.
Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, the Rebel Heart Tour kicked off on September 9th, 2015 in Montreal and visited arenas in 55 cities on four continents over seven months. Madonna performed 82 shows, plus a special fan club show in Melbourne. It grossed $169.8 Million with 1,045,479 in attendance.
GLASS CAVES “ALIVE”
2015 saw Glass Caves sell out most of their debut album tour, support Augustines, headline London’s Koko and appear at Dot to Dot and Isle of Wight Festivals amongst others. Not to mention a national tour for ‘This Feeling’. Not bad for a band who spent the start of the year busking in some of the very same cities.
In what proved to be a testament to their early leg-work, their self-funded debut album ‘Alive’ made Record Store Day’s Top 40 on week of release. Now named after, but not featuring on, the album Glass Caves are set to release their new single.
RICKY RUDE “GREW UP TOO FAST”
Camden, New Jersey rapper/producer Ricky Rude presents the visual for “Grew Up Too Fast”, his new single produced jointly by producer Point1 and Ricky himself. “Grew Up Too Fast” also features guest appearances from Philadelphia rappers Dark Lo and AR-Ab.
“WITCH PARADE” VIDEO
Nashville rockers Western Medication shared their new music video “Witch Parade” on AdHoc today. The video is their first off of their upcoming LP “The Entertainer’s Secret” – out on Funeral Party Records April 15th.
ANIMAL PLANET REVEALS STUNNING TRANSFORMATIONS FROM ABUSED TO ADOPTABLE IN SPECIAL SECOND CHANCE DOGS
As its 150th anniversary approaches in April, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) partners with Animal Planet to take viewers behind the scenes of its Behavioral Rehabilitation Center. SECOND CHANCE DOGS – premiering Saturday, April 16, at 9 AM ET/PT during PETopia, Animal Planet’s pet-programming block – follows six dogs on their journeys from frightened canines to forever companions.
Rescued from hoarding cases, puppy mills and other atrocities, these animals have lived their lives in constant fear and neglect, resulting in extreme distrust of humans and at times complete catatonia. These conditions make them unsuitable for adoption, which puts their lives at grave risk. ASPCA behavior experts at the New Jersey-based center accepts these dogs from across the country into their rehabilitation program to give them a second chance at a life they deserve. Each rescued animal that comes into the facility has suffered different emotional and physical abuse ranging from living in cages barely big enough to move around to fearing the touch of anyone. During the course of their stay, the experts work with these dogs to improve their quality of life and give them hope of a new, happy life.
“MI AMOR” SINGLE
Red Sleeping Beauty formed in Stockholm in 1989 by singer Kristina Borg, singer/guitarist Niklas Angergård (Acid House Kings), guitarist Mikael Matsson (The Shermans), and bassist Carl-Johan Näsström. They made a huge impact on the international indiepop scene with two fantastic albums and a series of singles and EPs. Their first release was in 1992 with EP Pop Sounds (Marsh Marigold), followed by four 7″s all on different pop labels (Somersault, Motorway, Grimsey, and Sunday) before returning to Marsh-Marigold for the first full length Bedroom. They then signed to the legendary Siesta Records to release their fifth single Sick & Tired, their second album Soundtrack, and a compilation of singles.
LUKE BELL NEW SINGLE
The Wyoming-born, Nashville-based musician Luke Bell appreciates the simple things in life. “I like work, cowboy culture, just plain good songs, honky-tonks, real life people, my dog, and my 95 Buick,” says Bell. A fifth-generation descendant of Wyoming homesteaders, the ranch hand turned troubadour has seen a lot of life in his 26 years on this mortal coil and is preparing the release of his second LP.
The Fader premiered “Sometimes,” the first song to be released from the new album, and said “his music sounds like you could have heard it in the same honky tonk Hank Williams used to play (with the exception of a little profanity).”
THE 96TH MISS AMERICA COMPETITION
The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that the 96th Miss America Competition will return to Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their home states and territories compete to bring home the crown. All the contestants boast serious smarts and substantial talents, which will result in an intense competition for the coveted Miss America title. After a tough competition between the states and territories, there will only be one left standing when the evening concludes.
CLARE MAGUIRE “ELIZABETH TAYLOR”
Clare Maguire listens to all sorts of artists these days; they have only one thing in common. “They are true to themselves,” she says. This, more than any genre or sound or era, is all that matters to the 27-year-old singer-songwriter right now. “It’s a certain attitude that I’m really drawn to,” she explains, “and it really doesn’t matter what music it is, and it doesn’t matter who the person is. That’s the inspiration for me.”
JORDAN SMITH SHATTERS RECORD FOR NEW ARTIST DEBUT IN 2016
As his full-length debut Something Beautiful [LightWorkers Media/Republic Records] arrives at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, JORDAN SMITH has achieved the highest ranking on the chart by any winner of a television singing competition in almost 5 years. JORDAN also shatters the record for the highest album sales debut from a new artist in 2016 and also now claims the record for most first-week album sales for a winner of Emmy Award winning The Voice, making him the biggest selling artist to ever emerge from the show.
The Voice Season 9 victor and the show’s best-selling artist also reached #1 on iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart, iTunes Pop Albums Chart, and the Amazon Album Chart. With sales over 54,000 in the album’s debut week JORDAN SMITH’s made history yet again.
CHAIKA “I FEEL”
Leeds 4-piece Chaika return with their latest harrowing take on garage-psych in new b-side ‘I Fall’. Once again the band are teaming up with producer Matt Peel (Eagulls, Pulled Apart by Horses, Autobahn), rekindling the relationship that resulted in the acclaimed a-side ‘The Quietness’.
The self proclaimed exemplifiers of psych noir anguish are kicking off what’s looking to be a busy year ahead, with a début EP in the writing, as well as exciting live slots on the horizon, for which the band have cultivated an impressive live show. Towards the end of 2015, notable support slots included opening for the likes of Demob Happy, Cheatahs and Girls Names, and continuing in this vein through the start of 2016 has seen them play with INHEAVEN, Actor and Virgin Kids. A slot at Ulltra Festival alongside Kagoule and Weirds is also to come in June, after a show at The Finsbury on 16th April.
MAIZE SHARE DEBUT SINGLE “REMEMBER TO LOSE” VIA COMPLEX
After releasing 3 massive remixes from the likes of Gwen Stefani, Marina and the Diamonds and MS MR, Los Angeles based, British/Australian bred electronic duo MAIZE return with their first offering of original material “Remember To Lose”. Premiering via Complex, the track is set to be released on March 25th on the duo’s own label, Concorde Theory and will be available on all digital platforms and streaming services worldwide.
PISS VORTEX EP STREAM
Danish grindcore nihilists, PISS VORTEX, are gearing up for the worldwide release of their scathing Future Cancer 12″ EP through Indisciplinarian next week, and advancing the attack, Stereogum has posted the entire record for exclusive streaming. “Piss Vortex’s nearest sonic touchstones are scabrous future-grind acts like Brutal Truth and dissonant death metallers such as Gorguts, but the feeling you get from listening to Future Cancer, their 12-minute upcoming EP, has more in common with hardcore-derived bands such as Converge, Yautja, and fellow Scandinavians Beaten To Death,” issues the web portal. “Considering that it’s a second-ever release featuring an average track runtime of two minutes, Future Cancer is a riot of greasy, insidious hooks. Every tune here features at least one flip-your-desk moment…”
ACTION BRONSON ANNOUNCES BOOK DEAL WITH ABRAMS
ABRAMS, the preeminent publisher of illustrated books, has announced that they have signed a deal to publish in Fall 2017 the highly sought out publication of chef and world-class rapper Action Bronson, F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well.
The cookbook will include Bronson’s colorful food memories and notes from his global music tours. Equal parts food geekery, rap swagger, and epically appealing recipes, F*ck, That’s Delicious will be impressively designed to include graphic art, illustration, food photography, backstage shots, storyboards from his videos, handwritten lyrics, and more. The book will be co-written by James Beard Award-winning food writer Rachel Wharton.
SAGE SHARES STUNNING NEW TRACK “DON’T TELL ME” VIA THE FADER
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.
C.W. STONEKING’S “GET ON THE FLOOR” PREMIERES AT STEREOGUM
Hailing from Australia’s remote Northern Territory, Stoneking grew up listening to gospel, ragtime and Chicago blues, citing American musicians including Son House, Robert Johnson, Skip James and Bukka White as among his earliest influences. “When I first heard it I thought it was kinda funny music,” Stoneking explains, “because it was so deconstructed and not really adhering to any rules that I’d been told music [should] fit into.” The Guardian notes that “you get the impression that he is so completely immersed in the era of the earliest folk recordings that his shambling, clattering sound is a default setting, not an artistic choice. Hearing Stoneking perform live is, somehow, like listening to an old ‘78 recovered from a dusty attic in New Orleans.”
TANCRED DEBUT NEW SONG “CONTROL ME”
Polyvinyl Records and Tancred are excited to share, “Control Me”, the latest single off Out of the Garden, the forthcoming April 1st LP from the talented musician and songwriter also known as Jess Abbott. Produced by That Dog’s Anna Waronker and Off!/Redd Kross member Steven McDonald, Out of the Garden has already been hailed as a “phenomenal” new album by NPR Music.
SAMMY ADAMS RELEASES NEW ALBUM AND VIDEO
Today, March 24th, is a banner day for artist, singer and producer Sammy Adams.
Not only is his brand new album The Long Way available on all major digital and streaming platforms today, but he is also unveiling the steamy visuals for the track “Helluva”, which features vocalist Kat Nestel.
SUMAC NEW SINGLE
SUMAC (Aaron Turner on guitar and vocals, Nick Yacyshyn on drums, and Brian Cook on bass) released an intensely heavy new track earlier this week, generating excitement from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Metal Injection, and more. “Rigid Man” highlights the band’s finely-tuned intensity as they rhythmically build towards a crushing wall of feedback.
Turner says of the track: “Much of it has to do with questioning fabricated structures of identity and what it means when those structures are destabilized by contact with the outside. That has been a unnerving process to undergo, but also fruitful in terms of discovering the path to individuation and realized connection with the self.”
KIEFER SUTHERLAND DEBUTS “NOT ENOUGH WHISKEY”
Kiefer Sutherland opens his songwriting notebook and premieres the pedal-steeled, country/Americana-tinged “Not Enough Whiskey” video on Rolling Stone Country Monday. “Not Enough Whiskey,” available April 1 on iTunes, is the debut track from Sutherland’s upcoming Down In A Hole album set for release this summer. Sutherland will also appear during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards™ Sunday, April 3 at 8/7c on CBS.
Sutherland, who self-penned or co-wrote every track on the upcoming 11-track album Down In A Hole, including “Not Enough Whiskey,” embarks on a nationwide 32-date tour April 14.
ANNA VOGELZANG PREMIERE’S NEW SONG “GARDEN” VIA THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION
Anna Vogelzang is excited to share “Garden”, the latest song to be released from her forthcoming new album Hiker, due out May 6th via Paper Anchor Records. Produced by Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird) in the hills of Eugene, Oregon, Hiker is the record that she has been working towards for the last ten years of her career.
HIGHLY SUSPECT NEW VIDEO
Like the billboard on the Sunset Strip says, Highly Suspect is the best fuckin’ rock band of 2015. 300 Entertainment recording act Highly Suspect is one of 2015’s artist development stories that saw them release their critically praised debut album Mister Asylum and also launch their debut single, “Lydia” at Radio. A year into their cycle, the band is proud to celebrate their two Grammy Nominations alongside Alabama Shakes, Florence + The Machine, Muse, Death Cab For Cutie, James Bay, Elle King and others.
PRINCESS CENTURY NEW VIDEO
“Rendezvous is an EP comprised of tracks that are a departure from what I normally do,” says Postepski. “The tracks didn’t quite work on the album (Progress) but I felt they shared a weird Krauty EDM vibe. The artwork was done by Faye and Gina in Paris. I love the concept they tied in with the single, Rendezvous: a meeting with someone that is arranged for a particular time and place and that is often secret.”
AJR NEW SINGLE
About the new track, eldest brother Adam Met explains, “We wanted to write a quirky pop song with some ironic social commentary about the upsides of not being famous.” He continues, “We wrote and produced ‘I’m Not Famous’ in our living room in New York City.”
MAYER HAWTHORNE PREMIERES NEW SONG ‘LINGERIE & CANDLEWAX’
Grammy nominated recording artist,Mayer Hawthorne, recently announced the release of his fourth full-length record. Entitled Man About Town, the album is set to hit streets on April 8th via Vagrant Records. Today, Mayer Hawthorne is sharing the album cut, ‘Lingerie & Candlewax’ via Soundcloud:
NEW YORK CITY’S THE SO SO GLOS PREMIERE NEW SONG
Votiv Music and celebrated New York City-based rock band The So So Glos are excited to present “Missionary” from the band’s forthcoming full-length album Kamikaze (Friday, May 20). As a song Consequence of Sound describes as “a take-no-prisoners punk anthem that sounds almost weaponized in its ferocity,” “Missionary” discusses the feeling of being on a mission and needing to tell the whole world.
ADAM BRICKS SHARES FIRST SINGLE VIA MAGNET MAGAZINE
Houston, TX’s unabashed, head-held-high folksinger songwriter, Adam Bricks, is pleased to announce his upcoming sophomore full-length, Relations, available May 6, 2016. The 11-song LP features the anti-folk songwriter at his most personal: love, hate, sex, sadness and longing. To celebrate the release, Bricks is making the first single, “The Only One” available for free download courtesy of Magnet Magazine.
ROANOKE LIVE VIDEO
“Our hearts and souls are in this record. We wanted to tell a story, for people to become a part of that story, and we believe folks are really going to connect with these songs. From the harmonies to the instrumentation, even how certain tracks were recorded, this album was crafted by us to be as evocative as possible. This is our first record, our introduction to the world, and a chance to make our unique mark on a rapidly growing genre. We are thrilled to finally get our music into the hands and ears of our fans, and anyone who appreciates honest songs performed with compassion and unbridled spirit.” – Roanoke
TENGGER CAVALRY “WAR HORSE”
Still riding high from this year’s “Winter Raid” tour dates and their sold out, two hour unplugged Christmas Eve performance at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, New York City-based Mongolian folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY is ready to release new music! The band will unleash their new Mountain Side EP on April 1st – pre-order it here via iTunes and get the newly re-recorded single “War Horse” now as an instant-grat track.
In celebration of the EP’s release, TENGGER CAVALRY is sharing the re-recorded version of “War Horse” with fans today via Metal Injection – stream the track here via live performance footage video:
DOOMTREE’S CECIL OTTER DROPS NEW TRACK “CROSS COUNTRIES”
Cecil Otter announces the release of a brand new track, “Cross Countries,” which can be heard here via Doomtree Records. This marks the first released solo song from the Doomtree rapper and producer in years and may hint at more material to come. He has previously self-produced several of his own solo albums throughout the 2000’s and rose to fame as one half of the mashup duo Wugazi, a remix project that overlapped the gritty raps of Wu-Tang Clan with the sounds of post-rock vets Fugazi.
TIESTO X BOBBY PUMA
Coming together on an energy infused scorcher, Tiësto and Bobby Puma join forces for “Making Me Dizzy,” out now via Musical Freedom Records. With high energy vocals leading the way, the track pays homage to classic house influences while maintaining a modern sound that stays true to both artist’s styles. Infused with whirling instrumentals, and spinning synths “Making Me Dizzy” lives up to its’ name, packing a punch from start to finish.
HIGH HIGHS NEW VIDEO
High Highs are embarking on a run of east coast and to celebrate have shared an expanded version of their karaoke concept video ‘How Could You Know’ via [Exclaim]. The video was directed by Thomas Beug.Thomas had the idea to tell the story of two lovers on their day at the beach, shot as a karaoke style video, placing the lyrics front and centre. The tale of the two lovers goes a little bit deeper. Thanks to my old flatmate Tim and Oli’s wife Ebony for providing high quality performances.”
TURNING VIRTUE PREMIERE LATEST VIDEO FOR “THEODY”
Post-progressive rock quartet, Turning Virtue, have announced the premiere of the video for their single, “Theody,” exclusively on Prog Music Planet. The track was exclusively premiered on Prog Sphere and is off their new full-length album, A Temporary Human Experience, set for release on April 8, 2016. Boasting nine all-new tracks, A Temporary Human Experience is the band’s first release since their debut record from 1997, The Anomaly Room. The new LP was mixed alongside famed engineer Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2, David Bowie) and features drums by Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, current Graham Bonnet Band, Warlord).