18+ RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘DRAMA’
After premiering on Fader yesterday, 18+ have released their intimate yet vulnerable video for new single ‘Drama’, watch and share the video here – https://youtu.be/NGEwFdXihEY. The self-directed video sees the electronic duo explore the stark reality of relationships, speaking to Fader, 18+ explain “‘Drama’ is a personal reflection of what a perfect pair could be like”.
BROOKLYN MICHELLE ON GENIUS.COM
Stick Up is the single off of Brooklyn Michelle’s upcoming album, Lithium. The witty song is about her plans to seek revenge on a player who stood her up on the night of their date. Lithium is an original Hip Hop influenced LP written & produced by Brooklyn Michelle. Each song tells a story from a past experience that may contrast in mood from one song to the next, hence the reference to the bipolar medication, Lithium. The album is to be released worldwide June of 2016.
HEIN COOPER SINGLE ‘OVERFLOW’ ACOUSTIC SESSION @ BLANC SPACE
Australian singer-songwriter HEIN COOPER hits the road in celebration of debut album The Art of Escape release via Indica Records (Phantogram, Half Moon Run).
The last twelve months saw Hein Cooper collect some amazing achievements: two singles added to triple j, spins on the BBC, record deals across three continents, spending the better part of a year crossing the globe playing festivals across the UK, Europe and Canada, and touring in support of James Bay, Sophie Hunger & Half Moon Run. The young artist now adds new dates in support of his debut album release.
DC INDIE-FOLK BAND WYLDER ‘SWELLS’
Releasing their debut album Rain and Laura this Friday, April 8th, via a self release, Fredericksburg, VA group Wylder are ready to bring their unique brand of cinematic indie-pop/folk to forefront and emerge as one of the most creative and talented artists in the genre. The band will be celebrating the release with a show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, so if you’re in the area be sure to let us know if you’d like to head out to the show! You can also find more Northeast tour dates at the bottom.
JOHN BROWN’S BODY ON TOUR NOW
John Brown’s Body (JBB) is one of the pioneers of the American reggae scene known for explosive live shows and critically acclaimed recordings. On its upcoming Spring tour, John Brown’s Body will debut songs from their upcoming full length release Fireflies (Easy Star Records), due out fall 2016, while also tapping into its deep archive of hits spanning the last 20 years, including songs from the Billboard Reggae and iTunes Reggae chart topper, Kings and Queens, as well as its dub counterpart Kings and Queens in Dub.
Celebrating 20 years as a band, JBB is in its strongest incarnation yet, performing its legendary Future Roots sound that has helped to define the entire American reggae scene. The band was one of the first U.S. reggae bands to tour nationally, helping to convert the U.S. scene from regional to country-wide. Several notable bands in the current U.S. reggae community, from Rebelution to Passafire, SOJA to The Movement, have pointed to JBB as a key spur in their own development. Through conscious lyrics backed by strong drum and bass and reinforced by triumphant 3 part horns, John Brown’s Body is on tour this spring doing what they do best – spreading its positive future roots reggae to the masses.
CHRIS STAPLETON FEATURED ON “CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING”
Chris Stapleton won six awards last night at the 51st Annual ACM Awards—Album of the Year (for Traveller as both artist and producer), Song of the Year (for “Nobody To Blame” as both artist and songwriter), Male Vocalist of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year. With the six wins, Stapleton ties the record for most ACM Awards won in a single year (only Garth Brooks and Faith Hill have previously won six in the same year).
MISS LAVA NEW SINGLE
In advance of its release today Revolver Magazine premieres the band’s tripnotic visual accompaniment to first single, “In The Arms Of The Freaks.” “We used the inspiration that the song gave us and tried to make a psychedelic trip. It starts simple and then becomes more colorful and destructive,” explains Bogdan Dumitriu of Perfectly Random Studios.
“This song deals with fighting your own personal freak show,” adds vocalist Johnny Lee. “Staging and dealing with your own aberrations can be a messy trip most of the times.”
ZANE LOWE PREMIERES EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS’ NEW TRACK ‘WAKE UP THE SUN’
“So in the pursuit of discovery and finding the most exciting records and trying to share them with people, about two weeks ago in Austin, Texas at SXSW a fine gentleman played me a piece of music that completely altered my perspective on this year from a band that I’ve quite frankly, been sleeping on. I’ve like moments, but haven’t given myself completely over- well that changed in five and a half minutes. So now, this is a world premiere, spreading it to over 100 countries, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, ‘Wake Up The Sun.'” – Zane Lowe
K. MICHELLE HITS #1 WITH “MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE”
Atlantic recording artist K. Michelle continues to reign over the Billboard charts; debuting at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart – for the 3rd time and #2 on Billboard’s Top 200, with her third full-length album “MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE.” This marks K. Michelle’s third consecutive #1 album on the R&B charts.
ANDREW W.K. RESPONDS TO ENTHUSIASM & QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PARTY PARTY
Last week, Andrew W.K. announced the formation of The Party Party, a new political party looking to remove the disillusioning aspects of politics and just have the party (See the announcement video HERE). The response has been overwhelming, as the story was picked up by everyone from NPR, Pitchfork and Breitbart to Consequence of Sound, Billboard, PAPER and countless others. Along with all the excitement came many questions and Andrew decided to clarify several key points. Today, Andrew released a self-made video via Playboy — his silent production partner in the launch of The Party Party, as it turns out.
GLOWINTHEDARK “FIRE ALARM”
Dutch powerhouse GLOWINTHEDARK is back on Dim Mak with “Fire Alarm (feat. Alicia Madison)”, the first delivery off their forthcoming Stars & Moon EP. Helmed by the frantic synth work and blistering builds that are tantamount to the hard trap style, “Fire Alarm” plays up spunky vocals from Alicia Madison, making it a vibrant club-ready anthem.
HOLY FEVER DEBUT STREAM
Los Angeles’ Holy Fever will release their first full-length record, ‘The Wreckage’, this week on 8th April, 2016 and it’s now streaming in full over on The A.V. Club. Comprised of members of underground punk favourites American Nightmare, The Hope Conspiracy, and The Explosion, and with crossover members of indie-pop band Beginners, Holy Fever’s sound feels recognizable, yet totally unexpected. ‘The Wreckage’ is marked by unlikely combinations, punctuated by surprising hooks; challenging punk convention.
LA SYNTH POP DUO MAN MADE TIME TO RELEASE NEW EP APRIL 8TH + “SAIL AWAY”
LA based pop duo Man Made Time are happy to announce that they will be performing at LA’s Globe Theatre on March 24th. They just released the video for their first single “Sail Away” and it premiered on the popular Huffington Post website.
WRVTH NEW VIDEO
In advance of their 2016 Spring live takeover, California atmospheric tech death unit, WRVTH, unveils the visual companion to “Larkspur,” from their critically-lauded, self-titled full-length released via Unique Leader last year.
Directed by Justin Aragon, the punishing black and white performance clip finds the band in their most comfortable habitat: the stage.
WAVE MAGNETIK RELEASE NEW TRACK “GUIDE ME”
Led by Donald Malloy, Wave Magnetik pushes musical boundaries. They pull influences from jazz and electronic music to create their unique, genre blending sound. The duo’s new EP, Abstract Compulsion, is set to release May 6th, 2016.
TRINA “FORGET THAT”
Penalty Entertainment and Hidden Empire Film Group have teamed up to release the soundtrack to the upcoming comedy / horror film Meet the Blacks with music from and inspired by the motion picture. It stars Mike Epps, Zulay Henao, Alex Henderson and Lil Duval.
BRYAN FORD & KILLAH PRIEST RELEASE VIDEO
Chicago producer Bryan Ford and Wu Tang alum Killah Priest have teamed-up for “For the Future of Hip Hop” the new video off the forthcoming album of the same name on Revolutionary Music.
RITI OCCULTI ANNOUNCE NEW RELEASE + BEATLES COVER
Italian doomsters Riti Occulti are glad to announce they will enter the studio in June to record their third full-length “Tetragrammaton”, which is based on the unspeakable name of God.
The sound of the band will be completely renewed for this new kabalistic concept album, featuring the most obscure and esoteric material ever produced by the sect.
“Tetragrammaton”, which is scheduled for an Autumn 2016 release via Nordavind Records, will be officially presented during the Dutch Doom Days festival followed by an European tour with Black Oath. The artwork will be designed by Italian artist Ignazio Cuga, who created the artwork for the band’s previous record, “Secta”.
SELENA GOMEZ’S SINGLE “HANDS TO MYSELF” LANDS AT #1
Multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez’s latest hit single “Hands to Myself” moves up to the #1 spot at Top 40 Radio. This is the third consecutive single off of Gomez’s critically acclaimed album Revival to reach #1 (“Good For You,” “Same Old Love”) at Top 40 Radio. Gomez joins an elite group and becomes only the sixth female artist to have at least three songs from one album reach the #1 position since the chart launched in 1992. The other five women are Alanis Morissette, Avril Lavigne, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
RYAN BLYTH X AFTER 6
‘Trust Me’ is the latest release from BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard’s and Nigel Harding’s new record label, ‘Nothing Else Matters’, which aims to shine a light on talented upcoming dance acts, both crossover and underground. The label has already made a big entrance with the widespread success of 99 Souls’ ’The Girl Is Mine’.
WHO IS DLOW?
Check out an interview with Chicago’s Bop King DLOW:
WATCH TOM ODELL’S “WRONG CROWD” MUSIC VIDEO
The video for “Wrong Crowd,” shot in South Africa, was directed by George Belfield (Arthur Beatrice, Richard Hawley, Kwabs) and features a snippet of another unreleased track from his forthcoming album entitled “Constellations.”
CLAY SINGLE “STAY CALM”
A stratospheric, stadium sized indie-pop hit in the making, this new single sees the 4 piece moving forward from their humble indie-funk beginnings. A clever recipe of delicate synth work, and punchy guitar riffs – the instrumentals behind ‘Stay Calm!’ sound wonderfully direct and ambitious, complete with some vocal melody hooks that are simply impossible to shake off.
According to the band, “The song is written from an obsessive viewpoint you know, that idealistic thought of being in love. One of the lines ‘Im not gonna change the world overnight’ is almost justification for the lyric it precedes, that sort of unsure/ indecisive mindset. But whatever, Stay Calm!”
PEMBERTON MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
Huka Entertainment is pleased to announce the 2016 artist lineup for the third installment of Pemberton Music Festival, which takes place Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17 in Pemberton, BC.
With Early Bird tickets having sold out so quickly, a limited supply of Advance General Admission tickets will be available this Friday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. PT.
ASHLEY SHADOW NEW SINGLE
Ashley Shadow will release her self-titled debut album on April 15 via felte. The album is available to pre-order now in the felte Online Store. Brooklyn Vegan has premiered “In Shadows” from the forthcoming release and described it by saying “it’s the kind of haunting loner folk that’ll likely hit fans of Leonard Cohen, Sibylle Baier or Angel Olsen, but Ashley’s got a bigger voice than these kinds of artists usually do. She actually sounds quite a bit like her sister (not a bad thing at all). Her album isn’t only this kind of stuff though. Previous single ‘Tonight’ whips out a fuzzy psychedelic rock guitar solo, and ‘Tired’ is upbeat indie rock.”
ME LIKE BEES EP PREVIEW
Indie pop quartet Me Like Bees will release their new EP There Will Be Time on April 8th, but the group has partnered with Alternative Press to stream it early. All four tracks were written and recorded with platinum producer John Feldmann, who is known for his work with 5 Seconds of Summer, Panic! at the Disco and of course as the frontman for the legendary punk band Goldfinger.
NUDIE NEW SINGLE
Country troubadour Nudie releases his new album, Everything’s Different In The Night, on April 22, 2016. Listen to the debut single “That’s All I’ve Got,” which “showcases the PEI-based songsmith’s trademark take on twangy classic country,” premiering today via Canadian Musician.
Recorded in Peterborough, ON with co-producer James McKenty (Blue Rodeo, Cuff The Duke), Everything’s Different In The Night is a collection of songs about relationships and stories from the road. Whether on the twangy album opener “It Ain’t Gonna Happen Today,” the venue ballad “The Royal Tavern,” or the punchy takedown “Hearts & Flowers,” Nudie once again returns to the table with his masterful blend of first-person narratives and vintage country tones that harken the likes of Dwight Yoakam, George Jones, and Sturgill Simpson.
ARIANA GRANDE TO PERFORM AT 10TH ANNUAL DKMS GALA
DKMS announced today that international superstar Ariana Grande will perform at the 10th Annual DKMS Gala, taking place Thursday, May 5 at Cipriani Wall Street. DKMS also announced today that the benefit gala will honor Angelina & Monte Lipman and Daniele & Alexandre Behring for their continued support and dedication to help delete blood cancer. The event will raise funds for the largest bone marrow donor center in the world.
Dr. Angelina Lipman and Monte Lipman are pillars of the New York philanthropic community. Not only are they integral to the heartbeat of DKMS, but they also remain active for other great causes and serve on the board of TJ Martell Foundation, Amy Winehouse Foundation, and recently honored by UJA-Federation of New York. Dr. Lipman’s experience includes serving as Professor at the Business School of Columbia University while also working in the corporate sector. Her forthcoming literary debut, Blocking The Noise, is scheduled for release later this year. Mr. Lipman is the co-founder and chief executive of Republic Records—the music industry’s #1 label for four consecutive years according Nielsen’s Soundscan.
ENEMY PLANES PREMIERE “WE WANT BLOOD” VIDEO
ENEMY PLANES have premiered the video for their song “We Want Blood” via The AV Club. You can watch and share the video here. They have also recently announced Spring US tour dates in support of their debut album Beta Lowdown, which is out now on Rock The Cause Records.
WATCH: LUKAS GRAHAM PERFORMS “7 YEARS” ON ELLEN
Lukas Graham just performed their smash hit single “7 Years” on Ellen! Watch the incredible performance below.
Watch Lukas Graham Perform “7 Years” on Ellen:
FORECASTLE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES DAILY LINEUPS
The Forecastle Festival, led by The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, and Ryan Adams, will offer General Admission and VIP single day tickets beginning Friday, April 8 at Noon EDT. The three-day music celebration, now in its 14th year, will take place July 15-17, 2016, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville.
A limited number of single day general admission tickets will be available starting at $69.50 plus fees. Single day VIP passes will also be available for $199.50 plus fees, offering special entry lanes into the festival, premium viewing areas, exclusive bar and restrooms, free access to the Bourbon Lodge and more.
LITTLE SCREAM NEW SINGLE
Today, Little Scream shares a dark and epic track from her Merge debut Cult Following, which will be in stores on May 6. Showcasing a heavier, more atmospheric side of the record than hit single “Love as a Weapon,” which PopMatters described as “a bright, shiny jolt of dance-pop heaven,” “Someone Will Notice” is a song catalyzed by the suicide of a small-town Canadian teenage girl and the cruelty of faceless Internet culture. It paints a picture of desolate loneliness, ending in a transcendent escape fantasy. Arranged and performed with Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry on guitar and synths and Jeremy Gara on drums, “Someone Will Notice” reveals the powerfully empathic sensitivity and emotional heft behind this stunning new album.
DAVE MATTHEWS AND TIM REYNOLDS ANNOUNCE JULY 6 SHOW IN CANANDAIGUA, NY
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will play a special acoustic show on Wednesday, July 6, at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, NY. The longtime friends and collaborators will be on the road this summer with Dave Matthews Band, but have set aside an evening to play this intimate show together. Their rare performances as a duo give fans the opportunity to experience their special chemistry up close, as they strip down each song to its essence and tell stories.
CLIQUE SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘TOP FIELD’ ON IMPOSE
Hailing from Philadelphia in the U S of A, and comprised of PJ Carroll (Vocals/Guitar), Brandon Shipp (Guitar/Vocals), Tom Anthony (Drums) and Travis Arterburn (Bass), CLIQUE are a melodic indie-rock band who are sure to catch the ear of any fan of the early heart-on-sleeve alternative scene.
Formed from the ashes of various other bands – singer/guitarist PJ played in Girl Scouts and The Hundred Acre Woods, while Travis played drums in Ted Nguyent – influences from these previous punk, math-rock and even indie-folk projects combined into a new project, CLIQUE, over which hangs a much more pressing darkness thanks to gloomy guitar riffs, world-weary vocals and strong, steady basslines.
LISTEN TO TUNES OF DAWN’S NEW SINGLE
Hailing from Berlin, TUNES OF DAWN are streaming their new single “Farewell”.
The unique style of TUNES OF DAWN has been elaborated even more without losing its spontaneity or even its healthy lack of respect when it comes to serving themselves on the rich buffet of different musical elements. With this a new album was created that unites different styles, sometimes just cited shortly, within a dark-rock mood.
Again the four protagonists act in blind understanding. Be it in the perfect tuned movement of rhythm or in sound-constructions erected by guitar and keyboard, where layers of melodies intertwine, forming a greater whole.
FOOL’S GOLD TEAMS BACK UP WITH HOODBOI FOR “CLOSER” FEATURING ASTR
Athletixx co-founder and LA dance trendsetter Hoodboi links with NYC’s ASTR for the soaring new track “Closer,” out today on Fool’s Gold. Premiered by A-Trak on his “Day Off Radio” Beats 1 show, “Closer” is the first new music from Hoodboi since 2015’s acclaimed Palm Reader EP. Hypermelodic riffs collide with ecstatic drum fills and knotty bass drops for Hoodboi’s most ambitious single yet.