WOLVERINE ALBUM & RECORD DEAL
Laser’s Edge division, Sensory Records, is proud to announce the label’s signing of Swedish progressive metal kingpins, WOLVERINE, for the Summer release of the band’s mighty fifth studio full-length release, Machina Viva.
A natural progression from Communication Lost, released in 2011 via Candlelight Records, Machina Viva invites the listener into the harmonious yet portentous and sullen musical dimensions of WOLVERINE with perhaps their most dynamic album to date. From the fourteen-minute epic and powerful “The Bedlam Overture” and the dark electronic landscapes of “Machina”, to the naked and organic nature of “Pile of Ash” and “Sheds,” Machina Viva is the next step in Wolverine’s explorations in the progressive field. Recorded and produced by WOLVERINE in various locations throughout Sweden during the Autumn and Winter months of late 2015 and early 2016, Machina Viva was mixed at Spacelab Studio in Germany by Christian “Moschus” Moos (Everon, Haken, Delain, Cloverseeds), and mastered by Grammy Award winning audio engineer Bob Katz.
TANK WASHINGTON NEW VIDEO
Born and raised Austinite brothers Kydd Jones & Tank Washington, both of whom recently were official SXSW 2016 Showcase Artists, team up for this heartfelt tribute to their late father. Tank Washington’s new single “RIP POP” appeared on his debut 2016 album “PAIN” and is produced by fellow LNS Crew member Kydd Jones. The video debuted in Texas Monthly and was shot by Tha Real Chino.
MAT MANIA NEW EP
In a new project in the tradition of 2000’s album “WWF Aggression,” producer Lynx Kinetic integrates iconic WWE entrance themes with hip hop, trap, and EDM elements, creating an expanded sonic pallet for rapper Mega Ran to do what he does best. Legends such as Macho Man Randy Savage and Jake the Snake Roberts, as well as current top talent including Brock Lesnar and Bray Wyatt get the remix treatment and a lyrical homage, entitled “Mat Mania.”
“THE LEROY VAN DYKE COUNTRY GOLD TOUR” ANNOUNCES SUMMER/FALL DATES
In two and a half decades, The Leroy Van Dyke “Country Gold Tour” has played in 24 states and four foreign countries, and continues with increased acceptance and momentum in carefully selected venues, including state fairs, performing arts centers and casinos.
This classic country format has joined some of classic country music’s favorite stars for a show that reminds traditional country music fans of the music they fell in love with. Dates have just been announced for upcoming appearances later this summer/fall (with more to be added) featuring Leroy Van Dyke, Jimmy Fortune, T. Graham Brown, Rex Allen Jr., Bobby Bare, Steve & Rudy Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers), Eddy Raven, Bill Anderson, John Conlee, Moe Bandy, T.G. Sheppard, Gene Watson, Johnny Lee and many more (lineup changes venue to venue).
POLYENSO ALBUM STREAM
Ahead of its release this Friday, April 1, Billboard Magazine has premiered Polyenso’s new album, Pure In The Plastic. “Fans of Alt-J and Glass Animals take notice — Polyenso are here with a new album filled with hypnotic vocals and ripe-for-remix rhythms likely to tickle your fancy,” declares Billboard’s Chris Payne. He goes on to say that, “…the album is a deeply satisfying listen all the way through, warranting repeat listens to explore the many layers of Jason Pennock’s production.”
Stop/Shutup/Shout It Out, the new EP from Norwegian artist Bernhoft, will be released May 6 via Big Picnic Records. The anticipated new music follows Bernhoft’s 2014 Grammy-nominated album Islander which was met with widespread critical acclaim—The Los Angeles Times explains, “Conjuring the raw sound of Richie Havens and Sly Stone with the spirit of Mayer Hawthorne and Sharon Jones, Bernhoft is so obviously a star that it feels only a matter of time before he breaks stateside,” while NPR Music furthers, “Islander…captures echoes of Stevie Wonder and Sly Stone, but Bernhoft transforms these sounds into something fresh.”
SARAH SILVERMAN TO HEADLINE VULTURE FESTIVAL COMEDY NIGHT
Vulture.com, New York magazine’s culture and entertainment site, today announced Sarah Silverman & Friends will perform at the 2016 Vulture Festival Comedy Night, taking place at BAM on Sunday, May 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 30, at 12 p.m., starting at $47, and can be purchased at bam.org/vulturefest. Additional performers on the Sarah Silverman & Friends show will be announced in the coming weeks. Comedy Night is being produced in collaboration with Carolines on Broadway.
“THE YOGA POSE”
Multigenre electronic producer Sam Paye has brought in local rapper Eleventy Million to release his Bass infused new single “The Yoga Pose” on his own Bomb Recordings. Premiered on The Music Ninja,”The Yoga Pose” features, thunderous trap-like drums, heady, provocative lyrics, and a retro-eighties aesthetic that build an intoxicating energy that will keep any dancefloor or festival moving through the year.
EXORCISM RECRUOIT TORE MOREN + MARK CROSS
Heavy Doom metallers EXORCISM featuring RAVEN LORD and METAL MACHINE’s CSABA ZVEKAN (vocals) have recruited ex JORN, guitarist TORE MOREN to their ranks.
EXORCISM is also adding MARK CROSS on drums to the line up. CROSS has performed in bands like the SCORPIONS, HELLOWEEN, KINGDOM COME and TAINTED NATION.
The band is currently at TOTAL MASTER SOUND STUDIOS, Basel in Switzerland to record their 4th release with an undisclosed title and is scheduled to be release later this year 2016.
DOLL SKIN NEW VIDEO
Doll Skin has premiered their new video “Let’s Be Honest” exclusively on Revolver. From the band’s debut LP, IN YOUR FACE (AGAIN) Produced by Megadeth’s David Ellefson, out 4/15 on EMP LABEL GROUP.
HARLEY FLANAGAN SOLO ALBUM
Hardcore punk and metal crossover artist and controversial NYC mainstay Harley Flanagan (founder of one of the most influential, cult-followed bands in hard music, Cro-Mags) recently released his brand new solo album, appropriately titled Cro-Mags, and the critics are raving. “You don’t get art like this without there being some sort of mortal clash. Honestly, as this LP shows, it may very well be worth the price,” states PunkNews.org. PureGrainAudio.com adds, “Flanagan hasn’t lost any of the bite and venomous rage that turned him into one of the innovators of the New York hardcore scene.”
2 G-EAZY REMIXES
“Me, Myself and I” is currently Top 5 at Top 40 radio, #2 at Rhythm radio and Top 15 in iTunes Top Songs Chart. The official music video has over 75 million views. On Spotify, the track is Top 5 on the US and Top 10 on Global Charts. Additionally, the song is the #6 most shazammed song in the US and worldwide. G-Eazy also kicks off the second leg of When It’s Dark Out North American Tour tomorrow (3/29) in Bloomington, IL.
LISTEN: “ME ,MYSELF, AND I” WITH BEBE REXHA (VICEROY REMIX):
LISTEN: “ME ,MYSELF, AND I” WITH BEBE REXHA (MARC STOUT & SCOTT SVEJDA REMIX):
THIRD EYE BLIND ANNOUNCE UPCOMING APPEARANCE AT 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF LOLLAPALOOZA
Third Eye Blind, one of the most cited and emulated to this new generation of indie bands, is excited to announce its upcoming appearance at the 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago, IL from July 28-31. Third Eye Blind’s inclusion on the coveted Lollapalooza lineup comes on the heels of the announcement that the band will perform at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN from June 9-12. Currently touring behind its critically acclaimed new full-length album, Dopamine, Third Eye Blind will visit markets such as Baton Rouge, LA on Wednesday, March 30, Oklahoma City, OK, on Saturday, April 2, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, April 9, Portland, OR on Tuesday, April 12, and finish its run with a performance at Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA on Wednesday, April 13.
OZONNA RELEASES 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.
CYNDI LAUPER DEBUTS NEW VIDEO FOR “FUNNEL OF LOVE”
Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper has unveiled a new video for her rollicking take on the Wanda Jackson classic “Funnel Of Love.” The song is the first single from Detour , Lauper’s upcoming album of county covers from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, available May 6 on Sire Records.
STRO NEW VIDEO
Rapper/actor Stro dropped new visual “Fly Guy Raps” over the weekend exclusively for Music Choice on demand and mobile app subscribers. Today, Mass Appeal premieres the new visual for all to see. “Fly Guys Raps” is the third music video from his new mixtape “Best By Far” and directed by @shotbycisco. Says Mass Appeal:
While most 9-year-olds were watching Power Rangers and wrestling with their peers, Stro was emulating legendary emcees like Rakim and Nas. “I feel like I’ve been rapping my entire life,” he says. Now 19 years old, he’s proven himself as a formidable lyricist, most recently with his mixtape Best By Far. Adding a new visual component to the project, Stro returns with the music video for “Fly Guy Rap / Boondocks,” a spoof on the iconic TV show Yo! MTV Raps.
THE SNAKEBITES NEW VIDEO
Seattle based rockers The Snakebites shared their new music video “Sam The Butcher” on New Noise Magazine today. The video is their first off of their upcoming LP “Blue Curse #2” – out on vinyl & cassette April 22nd.
“The duo consists of the Freewheelin’ Skky Phoenix lead vocals and guitar and the Sensational Starr Harris (The Dee Dees & Watch It Sparkle) on drums and backing vocals. Together they blend jangly rock n’ roll and sweet country twang to create a sound all their own. After a 7 year hiatus, The Snakebites are back in full force, making up for lost time.” – Tony Shrum, New Noise Magazine
CRASH MIDNIGHT INK DEAL WITH MUSICARCHY MEDIA
American hard rock sensation, CRASH MIDNIGHT, is pleased to announce a record deal with London-based Musicarchy Media for the release of “Lost In The City” in Europe and Asia. In the US, CRASH MIDNIGHT is represented by BBE/InGroove/UMG.
The band has already completed two North American tours with The Pretty Reckless/Adelitas Way and Sevendust/Gemini Syndrome, had their songs played in major US radio stations and their track “Welcome To Boston” has been featured at The New England Patriot’s Gillette Stadium.
MUTANT BIRD ‘SUGAR VOODOO’ SINGLE
Johnny Rock (a.k.a Buddy A) is an American multi-instrumentalist/Producer based in London. After almost a decade of fronting an eccentric Punk Rock group (P.L.m.B) and a couple years writing, performing and producing for a Trip-Hop artist, he decided to combine all the past sounds and go solo under the moniker MUTANT BiRD. The new music is an odd blend of Hip-Hop, Trip-Rock, Blues, World and Psychedelia.
The debut release, ‘Sugar Voodoo’, is a 5 track EP that mixes mostly organic instrumentation with samples to create a dark and unique atmosphere with an urban/western twist.
ZEIT ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW EP
German black metallers ZEIT have announced April 1st, 2016 as the release date of their upcoming EP “Gram”.
Below com can watch the official teaser for “Gram”:
JANET JACKSON’S UNBREAKABLE AVAILABLE APRIL 1 ON DOUBLE GATEFOLD VINYL
Music icon, multiple Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist Janet Jackson released her much anticipated studio album, and first in seven years, Unbreakable, late last year via Jackson’s Rhythm Nation record label and its distribution partner BMG.
The album garnered critical acclaim with TIME hailing ‘as befits the title—and Jackson’s career—Unbreakable is a collection of songs about resilience and finding love both outwardly and from within. In keeping with her best work, it’s full of bravado and soul-searching,’ and People Magazine celebrating the album as “triumphant.” The L.A. Times went on to say “Jackson does so much with her singing – bending notes, applying vibrato, turning her breath into a percussive element just like her brother used to do – that the result is no less stimulating.”
VICETONE “DON’T YOU RUN”
Vicetone introduce their new original “Don’t You Run,” the second release off their upcoming debut five-track EP Aurora. Alluring from start to finish, the song begins with hypnotic vocals courtesy of Raja Kumari eventually leading up to a calming melodic beat. “Don’t You Run” effortlessly crosses the barrier between pop and electronic and is suitable for at home listening or a sold out festival. A complimentary accompaniment to their first installment “Bright Side,” look out for the full EP set for release on April 8th via Spinnin’ Records.
KON BOOGIE NEW VIDEO
After debuting his new video for “Into Motion” to kick off his performance at his successful “Spaceships” album release party, Kon has now released the video to the public!
Kon Boogie stays strong on his run of incredibly creative ideas with his new music video for “Into Motion”. The video focuses on not Kon but his fans spitting the lines of the song over the “Into Motion” track while Kon is featured actively filming them.
RUSTON KELLY PARTNERS WITH CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND FOR THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW SINGLE
Ruston Kelly is thrilled to announce the release of his debut EP Halloween, with the premiere of his first single “Hurricane In My Head” on Consequence Of Sound.
SKINNY BLONDE “KING”
With a name that represents a false ideal and a voice that is disillusioned but not at all down, Manhattan artist Skinny Blonde finds the juxtaposition between darker storytelling and pop melody on the debut EP, City Girls, due out June 3. Hip hop beats and lo-fi surf vibes surround the first single, “King,” which is available as an approved downloadable mp3.
A NIGHTHAWK “COMING FOR YOU”
A marriage of American over- and Swedish undertones, ‘Ice In The Belly, Fire In The Mind’ is a confident distillation of rhythm, songcraft and texture. With 9 original tracks and a moody cover of Living Colour’s ‘Solace of You,’ the band offers a soundscape of heady Lynchian proportions. A Nighthawk – a wild trio on stage – plan to support the release with a scattering of tour dates and festival slots throughout 2016.
LISTEN TO ‘BURIED BY THE BURDEN’
Rising New Zealand producer Pacific Heights releases his mesmerizing new single ‘Buried By The Burden’ today, the latest offering from debut album The Stillness – which is set for release via Create/Control on May 27.
Pacific Heights (aka Devin Abrams) has an incredible knack for transforming the sonic into the cinematic, as shown in the rich textures, smoky edges, and flaring electronic surges of the rich production on ‘Buried By The Burden’. The composition, coupled with the ethereal performance from guest vocalist Louis Baker is a truly breath-taking piece of music.
BLACK TUSK PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “GOD’S ON VACATION”
As they close out their last week of their extensive 8-week-long North American tour, Savannah, GA’s BLACK TUSK have unveiled another music video for their “God’s On Vacation” single from their latest album, Pillars of Ash (January 29, Relapse). Check out this NSFW video, directed by Alixandra Petrovich, now on Vevo and YouTube.
ROCKS FOE NEW SINGLE “LAW”
One of the UK’s most exciting new artists; Croydon rapper-beat-maker Rocks FOE, has shared a new video for his stand-out track “Law.”
Taken from his debut EP on Black Acre, the track talks religion, rights, and rules, whilst the epic clip sees a mob policing the police on a London estate.
NAGAVALLI RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “REACH OUT”
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Nagavalli joyfully emerges with her authentic “Eastern soul” sound to release her new single, “Reach Out.” The first of a series of singles, “Reach Out” is Nagavalli’s first release since her debut album, Eastern Soul, four years ago. Ranked among the Top 10 Female vocals and World Music artists at the 2015-16 Austin Music Awards”, Nagavalli spreads her good vibes to even wider audiences with her organic blend of pop and soul, marinated in pure Eastern tradition.
HARN SOLO ALBUM STREAM
Harn SOLO is back again with his seventh album Sleepy Hollow recorded at Beyond the Infinite Multimedia. Recently relocated to the Rocky Mountains, the artist calls on New Orleans producers Prospek, Rik Ducci and DJ Yamin to lay down a classic hip-hop sound with a jazzy twist. He also makes a powerful statement by collaborating with Mile High producer Cashin, while Denver artist Abeasity Jones has a soulful appearance on Ms. Understood.
BELLA’S BARTOK NEW ALBUM
The Northampton-based Bohemian Folk Punk band Bella’s Bartok announce the release of their newest single album, “Change Yer Life,” . The album was released Saturday March 26th at the band’s sold-out CD Release Masquerade-themed party. We invite the press to listen to the album on Bandcamp.
“Change Yer Life ” will excite fans as the first album that truly reflects the band’s pop gold, klezmer punk sound. Says guitarist/accordion and mandolin player Jesse Putnam, this album “contains the songs and sounds as they are meant to be heard; the tunes refined to reflect their individual intentions.” A compilation of fan favorites, “Change Yer Life” invites you to share in the spectacle of the Bella’s Experience, whether while driving, sitting at home, or maybe doing some carefree improvisational dancing and jumping when (you think) nobody’s watching.
HIP HOP SOUL ARTIST MUSIQ SOULCHILD, RELEASES NEW ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO
When it comes to the creative contributions to Hip Hop, Soul and Musicianship, Hip Hop Soul artist, Musiq Soulchild is at the top of his game. With the upcoming release of his new Album “Life on Earth” his creativity reaches new heights and his music reaches new levels.
LYING LIGHT “CARRION”
Montreal’s drone noise-pop duo Lying Light in the Quiet are at it again with the release of their brand new single Carrion. Lying Light in the Quiet has teamed up with award-winning music publication The Line of Best fit to bring you the aural and visual experience of the new single Carrion.
SOCIETY 1 “WILD CHILD”
Society 1 has released a music video for their cover of The Doors’ “Wild Child” (edited and directed by Matt Zane of Lord Zane Productions). The track was produced & mixed by Alex Crescioni at Stygian Sound and was mastered by Mike Wells at Mike Wells Mastering.
BLAQK AUDIO’S “ANOINTED”
DAVEY HAVOK and JADE PUGET have announced a string of live shows for their electronic alter ego, BLAQK AUDIO. The dates will begin May 4th at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA, in support of Blaqk Audio’s new album MATERIAL, which is set for an April 15th release through Blaqknoise/Kobalt. They’ll be joined on the tour by indie band Night Riots.
MAEKL JORDN NEW SINGLE
Incognito Dj/Producer Duo MAEKL JORDN have released their sophomore track, “BRKDNC” on High Scream Records. Originally premiered on taste-maker site The Music Ninja, “BRKDNC” is a high energy, transgenre track featuring perfectly blended elements of Hip Hop, Breakbeat, and Electronica.
“BLACK MAN IN A WHITE WORLD” VIDEO
Michael Kiwanuka is excited to share the video for ‘Black Man In A White World,’ the first single off his forthcoming second album, Love & Hate, on Interscope Records. The provocative music video was directed by acclaimed Japanese director Hiro Murai (Flying Lotus/Earl Sweatshirt).
Kiwanuka’s second album Love & Hate will be available on May 27th. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and London produced by Grammy Award winner Brian Joseph Burton AKA Dangermouse and young up and coming producer Inflo.
FOXTROTT PREMIERES VIDEO
Today, the video for emotional track “Brother” has premiered via the 405, who say, “On ‘Brother,’ her silhouette leans fervently into her mic as she sings passionately, while the contrast of dark and bright, power and simplicity combined, offer a pleasing and moving new clip.”
TWENTY ONE PILOTS’ “RIDE” REACHES #1 AT MODERN ROCK
“Ride,” the latest single from Fueled By Ramen recording group Twenty One Pilots, has ascended to #1 at Modern Rock radio outlets nationwide – the band’s second time topping the format in 2016. The companion video for “Ride”– directed by longtime collaborator Reel Bear Media – has garnered over 30 million views via Twenty One Pilots’ YouTube channel as the track quickly follows the breakout success of the duo’s blockbuster single, “Stressed Out,” which spent three months at #1 on the Modern Rock chart also reaching #1 at Top 40 and Hot AC formats. Certified 2X Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, “Stressed Out” is continuing its Top 5 reign on Billboard’s “Hot 100” and is currently Top 5 at Top 40 and Hot AC formats.
VANILLA ICE X SALT N PEPA 90’S TOUR
Following early sold out shows and mounting demand from fans, I LOVE THE ‘90s TOUR is taking the show on the road, crisscrossing the country and bringing a bill of beloved ‘90s acts to perform at venues in 29 different cities. The once-in-a-lifetime lineup comes together for a nostalgia-driven blast from the past and it picks up again up on Friday, April 15 at Greenville’s Bon Secour Wellness Arena.
The inaugural edition of I Love The ‘90s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. All-4-One, Biz Markie, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Kool Moe Dee, Kid ‘n Play, Rob Base, Salt-N-Pepa, Tone Loc, Vanilla Ice and Young MC compose this year’s revolving line-up of iconic ‘90s artists. Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping hits like “Let’s Talk About Sex”, “Shoop”, “Ice, Ice Baby”, “I Wanna Sex You Up”, “Just A Friend”, “Funky Cold Medina”, “It Takes Two”, “Gangsta’s Paradise” and more during a fun-filled night out that doubles as an arena-sized dance party.