BURBERRY PERRY NEW MIXTAPE
Producer and rapper Burberry Perry just dropped his debut self-titled mixtape. The tape features friend and frequent collaborator Lil Yachty, singer/songwriter Justine Skye and guest vocals from Kylie Jenner (who makes her musical debut on “Beautiful Day”) and Jordyn Woods. Stream the six-track mixtape below.
LOS HOLLYWOOD “TE BUSCO”
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“HANDS” THE NEW VIDEO FROM BARNS COURTNEY
U.K. artist Barns Courtney’s new video, “Hands,” premiered today on NME.com and can be seen HERE
ORB THICK ALBUM CUT “FIRST AND LAST MEN” PREMIERES VIA FLOOD MAGAZINE
The skies have opened and dropped on us a trio of kids from Geelong, Australia packing some seriously futuristic sludge: ORB. Today Flood Magazine shares the thick album track “First and Last Men”, which you can hear on Soundcloud here. The new album Birth is set for release July 1st on Castle Face in North America.
CLAIRE CRONIN AND JOHN DIETERICH’S NEW ALBUM STREAMING NOW
Came Down a Storm creates an intimate world characterized by wreckage and redemption. Now streaming in advance of its May 6th release on Ba Da Bing, the album is a collaboration between published poet and musician Claire Cronin and Deerhoof guitarist John Dieterich. Recorded at Dieterich’s house in New Mexico, Came Down A Storm is melancholy folk with thick arrangements, featuring Claire’s delicate voice over John’s guitar, and additional instrumentation from Ezra Buchla (Chelsea Wolfe), Chris Vatalaro (Antibalas, Matana Roberts, Sam Amidon) and Heather Trost (A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Beirut).
VINCENT COLEMAN NEW SINGLE
Vincent Coleman’s new single “Just One / Fall Through.” I would love for you to consider for a possible track feature on Skope. Vincent Coleman’s Miguel-like vocals mixed with a smooth electronic backdrop makes for one sultry and seductive R&B ballad. A song about past lovers, Vincent Coleman dishes his own experiences of being hurt while falling in and out of love, breaking the heart of others, and the search for forgiveness that incites. Love can be a crazy thing…
SWOLLEN ORGANS NEW SINGLE
Feelings About Gender Guilt Over Time takes a long, hard, sweaty look at the tenuous relationship between gender roles. Fraught with uncomfortable quiet moments and overbearing aggression, this release is a disturbing examination of sexuality, through the lens of misanthropy. As the new SWOLLEN ORGANS record is prepped for release through Annihilvs Power Electronix, Cvlt Nation has been sanctioned a leak of the album’s writhing “Grieving Every Night, Drugging Every Residual Symptom,” warning pedestrians of its, “Pure NOISE, Pure FILTH, Pure SONIC HATE, Pure AUDIO CONFRONTATION – you are about to experience SWOLLEN ORGANS and bathe yourself in his disgust!”
SLOW STEVE SHARES FULL STREAM OF ‘DYNAMIC ADVENTURES’ AT FLOOD MAGAZINE
Adventures is the first LP of Ex-Fenster member Rémi Letournelle. His bubbling vintage synths (together with an impressive variety of instruments) will take you on a strange trip through imagined galaxies and secret deep-sea worlds. Call it weird, but this is amateur pop in all its glory, and the most natural outlet for Slow Steve. Think of Ariel Pink, John Maus, early Future Islands, old Krautrock luminaries or Arthur Russell – a whole school of alternative pop music that Rémi is very likely to join. Adventures is more than just an application.
DAGNY RELEASES DEBUT “BACKBEAT” AT ALL DIGITAL RETAILERS
“Backbeat” has quickly become a bona fide phenomenon online. Originally premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1, it’s racked up over 14 million Spotify streams to date. As a result of the track’s explosion, DAGNY has been placed on “Artist to Watch” lists from Apple, Spotify, and Tidal in addition to receiving praise from The Line of Best Fit and others.
Coupling a handclap stomp, resounding piano, and spirited guitar, “Backbeat” instantly energizes, especially once its cinematic and unshakable refrain kicks in. Her dynamic voice takes the spotlight and doesn’t let go.
BOOTS & BREW COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
In honor of National Police Week, established in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, the first annual Boots & Brew Country Music Festival will take place Wednesday, May 18 from 5-9pm at Temblor Brewing Company (3200 Buck Owens Blvd., Bakersfield, CA 93308). The concert event–produced by the family of fallen Bakersfield police officer David Nelson–will feature performances by local Southern California musicians American Stone and Doug C and the Blacklisted, among others. The show is free and open to the public.
BPD officer David J. Nelson was killed in the line of duty on June 26, 2015 in a vehicle crash following a high-speed pursuit in NE Bakersfield. In his memory, the Nelson family has partnered with the Kern County 999 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization assisting the families of Kern County Peace Officers who have died in the line of duty since 2007, to manage and operate a scholarship fund to be offered to graduating high school students of Kern High School District. All proceeds raised via the Boots & Brew Country Music Festival will go directly to the Officer David Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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NEW SOMEDAY RIVER SINGLE
In case you’re unfamiliar with Someday River, they’re an experimental folk act led by Greyson Charnock. They incorporate sweeping drum patterns and funk basslines over songs rooted in folk sensibilities. The band draws inspiration; weaving compositions, and painting sound-scenes with a likeness to the ebb and flow of the inevitable tides.
“MOLLY HAPPY” VIDEO
Molly Happy is upbeat, visceral, and adventurous – and you can let Houston know that there’s not a problem in sight. House music fans will rejoice in the oozing bass, progressive, intricate production and concise, clever vocals that inform this slick debut. Stace Cadet has also just announced a string of Molly Happy remixes.
TASTE ANNOUNCE ‘I AM GOD’ SINGLE AND VIDEO
Reformed ’70s rock legends TASTE have revealed their epic new single I Am God, alongside an apocalyptic film clip by acclaimed Australian director Clayton Jacobson (Kenny, Animal Kingdom). The group has also announced that their highly anticipated new album Life On Earth will be released on May 27. The band will embark on a national tour to support the release, kicking off at Brisbane’s Crowbar on July 1, moving through Adelaide’s Fowlers Live on July 9, Sydney’s Frankie’s Pizzeria on July 14 and finishing up with a show at Melbourne’s iconic Corner Hotel on July 16.
GREY HEAVEN FALL NEW VIDEO
Aesthetics Of Devastation reveals new insane video of Russian Black/Death metal band Grey Heaven Fall – “Tranquility In a Black Room”!
A visual reflection of one of the songs from the album “Black Wisdom” by Grey Heaven Fall.
Behold a phantasmagoric theatre of bones. This is salt for your eyes and bread for all the rest.
SCORPION CHILD “MY WOMAN IN BLACK”
Austin, Texas based hard rock band SCORPION CHILD will release its new LP, Acid Roulette, on June 10 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith (Datsuns, Jet, The Dandy Warhols) and mixed by Dave Schiffman (Jane’s Addiction, System of a Down), the conceptual album chronicles “the life trials of a traveling man wrongly imprisoned for a murderous crime”, via a pulse-raising story conceived by SCORPION CHILD vocalist Aryn Jonathan Black. Acid Roulette is the follow-up to the band’s 2013 self-titled debut, which earned SCORPION CHILD a “Best New Band” nomination at the Classic Rock magazine presented Classic Rock Awards and was praised as “straight-up kickass rock and roll” by Revolver.
MARC E. BASSY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “YOU AND ME” FEATURING G-EAZY
Today, Bay Area native MARC E. BASSY releases his new single “You and Me” [feat. G-Eazy] at all digital retailers via Republic Records.
Bay area natives and frequent collaborators turn up together again on this big, bold, and bright anthem. Over a simmering and infectious island-style beat, BASSY carries an unshakable refrain punctuated by fiery bars from G-Eazy. This marks their third collaboration to date, and it’s by far the hottest yet…
Aesop Rock just shared a new video for “Dorks,” a standout track from his acclaimed new album The Impossible Kid (out last Friday on Rhymesayers) where he goes in on the idolatry of music culture against a set of visuals by Rob Show. Aesop will be tuned into Facebook Live on his Facebook page here to interact with fans at 11am PST / 2pm EST.
APOTHEUS NEW VIDEO
The portuguese melodic death metal band APOTHEUS just released a cover music video for the 80’s classic “Eye of the Tiger”.
MAURICE RABSATT FREE EP
We are giving away Maurice’s 5-song EP for free because we are more interested in awareness than a monetary value at this stage. Maurice has already been featured on major film and tv projects, and has worked with reputable producers on his EP which you can read more about on his website.
THEY CALLED HIM ZONE DELIVERS FREE DOWNLOAD ‘MIAMI’ EP
Producing a collision of mashed up electro pop, indie rock, lo-fi and dark-wave creations, the one man experimental army ‘They Called Him Zone’ announces the release of the free download EP ‘MIAMI’.
Born out of psychedelic basement studio in Bradford (UK), Mik Davis aka They Called Him Zone, has been fusing his melodic vocal sensibility with synth, guitars and drum machines to deliver a 3 track EP offering that showcases the ever evolving songwriter. Expect much more to come from this BBC Introducing championed act. Taking on all duties of recording, mixing and mastering, They Called Him Zone is an independent artist in total control of his own creativity.
THANKS is a new production duo consisting of Anders and Anders – previously members of Alphabeat. Today they’re sharing their absolutely brilliant new video for their debut single ‘Dizzy.’
SMALL MILLION “SIX FEET”
Small Million is a musical force that has been slowly churning and piecing together their sound under the radar. The Portland-based group had an earlier mix of their track Six Feet featured on the 2014 PDX Pop Now! compilation of the most exciting new local music.
After spending time focusing their sound they are now ready to unleash their debut EP. The group’s forthcoming effort Before the Fall EP will be unveiled at a release show at Portland’s Secret Society on June 4.
TRAIN PAYS TRIBUTE TO LED ZEPPELIN
Multi-platinum-selling band TRAIN is set to pay homage to one of their biggest musical inspirations with the first cover album of their career called DOES LED ZEPPELIN II. The album is set for release on June 3, 2016 on Crush Music in association with Atlantic Records, Led Zeppelin’s record label, which released the original Led Zeppelin II in October 1969. The nine-track collection follows the original Led Zeppelin II track listing, including classic hit songs such as “Ramble On” and “Whole Lotta Love.” The album, available for pre-order now, will be available on CD, limited edition vinyl, digital download, and all streaming services.
The decision to do a Led Zeppelin cover album took shape when the band recently performed the complete Led Zeppelin II album on this year’s annual Sail Across the Sun cruise. “Our favorite band is Led Zeppelin, and they made a huge impression on our lives musically,” said lead singer Pat Monahan. “So I thought, why don’t we record one of their albums, just for the fun of it for our fans. The hard part was deciding which one.”
RELIC HEART NEW VIDEO
PA alt-rock quartet Relic Hearts has released a new music video for their single “Halfway to Paradise” on their PLAY Warped Tour page. The track comes from their debut album Volatile, which will be released on July 11th and was produced by Jesse Lawson (ex-Sleeping With Sirens songwriter/guitarist) and Stetson Whitworth (Chelsea Grin, Get Scared). The band rose to online prominence over the years with YouTube covers of Lorde, Taylor Swift, and their version of Nico and Vinz’ “Am I Wrong” that earned them the spot as iHeart Radio’s #mostrequestedlive Web Celeb of the Week.
CLASH PREMIERE IZZY FLYNN’S DEBUT SINGLE ‘MEDICINE’
Inspired by Joni Mitchell, Leonardo Da Vinci, Frank Ocean, Frederic Chopin, Esperanza Spalding, Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill and Keith Jarrett, it is fair to say that London born singer/songwriter Izzy Flynn is not an artist who can easily be boxed. Having trained in jazz at Leeds College of Music, Izzy’s own style is a fusion of the freeform musicality of her learning and the structural accuracy of Da Vinci’s body series.
NETTWERK ANNOUNCES THE SIGNING OF SURREY, UK SINGER/SONGWRITER RIVER MATTHEWS
Nettwerk is proud to announce the signing of River Matthews, a UK-based children’s music therapist turned singer/songwriter, to its label roster. His debut EP, Feels Like Morning, will be available May 20. The title track is available tomorrow, May 6, on iTunes, Spotify and all digital music providers.