“FUK UR MGMT” RMX
Dance veteran Kill The Noise has revealed a massive 15-track ALT CLASSIC remix LP coming this Friday, May 13th via OWSLA. The remix album covers some of the greatest hits from his debut LP, OCCULT CLASSIC, and showcases KTN & friends putting eclectic new spins on these songs. The first remix comes from Jack Ü collaborator Snails, putting his trademark bass sound on KTN’s “FUK UR MGMT.” Stream the Snails remix below and stay tuned for more remixes dropping throughout this week.
KATATONIA, BILLBOARD.COM LAUNCH “SEREIN” VIDEO
Sweden’s dark progressive rock/metal quintet, Katatonia, has teamed up with Billboard to launch a video for the track “Serein,” taken from the band’s impending 10th studio album, The Fall of Hearts, out May 20 on Peaceville Records. Stream the “Serein” video exclusively at:
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL 2016
A limited number of Early Bird Tickets to Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival will be available for purchase at a pre-lineup announcement rate beginning Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. (PDT).
The fourth edition of the festival will surge through the streets of Downtown Las Vegas Sept. 23 – 25, offering attendees the opportunity to fully-immerse themselves into a beautiful, multi-day interactive experience featuring notable musicians, the city’s best food, celebrated artists and inspirational speakers from across the globe.
MOUNTAINS AND RAINBOWS SHARE FULL STREAM OF SPIRITED DEBUT ALBUM ‘PARTICLES’ VIA HYPE MACHINE
Last summer John Dwyer came back from a Thee Oh Sees tour talking about a fantastic band he’d played with from Detroit called Mountains and Rainbows. What followed him back home was a double LP worth of frantic guitars, quaking vocals and pulsing psychedelic rock. Their debut album, Particles has been announced for a May 20th release date on Castle Face Records. Today Mountains and Rainbows are sharing an exclusive stream of their “magnificent” debut album, Particles via Hype Machine, which can be heard here.
JR DONATO “NOT FOR NONE”
The city of Chicago is vast, but J.R. Donato makes an excellent tour guide. In his new video single “Not for None,” the 22-year-old emcee takes the viewer from Grant Park to his humble abode in North Chicago, where he hosts a lean party for his homies. Produced by Ziggy Jetson, the song finds the Taylor Gang Ent. rapper dancing around Inception-horns and spiraling sine waves, finding colorful new ways to boast about his lifestyle: “My orange diamonds like pumpkin/ and my yellow diamonds like funyuns/ I’m rollin’ round with my patnas/ we thumbin’ through the new money.” Debuted by HipHopDX, “Not for None” is J.R. Donato’s first video of 2016 as he looks to continue his grind on an upward path with more new music in the works.
ZIEMBA VIDEO “WITH THE FIRE”
Ziemba is the performance moniker of René Kladzyk, a NYC-based artist and musician. Today she shares “With The Fire,” the 2nd single from her forthcoming debut LP via FLOOD.
“With the Fire” features a forthcoming music video that was shot in the ruins of Kladzyk’s childhood home in Forestville, Michigan. This house has sat abandoned for 20 years, but is still filled with all the things that were there when Kladzyk was a small child, now in an extreme state of dilapidation. Its become a sort of nostalgia museum, inhabited by small animals, bees, and mold that have slowly transformed the furniture, toys, and artifacts of Kladzyk’s youth. There’s a magic in seeing the passage of time so viscerally; Kladzyk’s sandbox now has a 30 foot tree growing out of it, the flaking paint hangs from doorways in lace-like chandeliers, the barn has been completely swallowed by ivy. The house reveals the death of Kladzyk’s childhood through these explosions of life and growth. Kladzyk’s house provides a bittersweet encapsulation of the song and the album themes, demonstrating the passage of time through objects and traces. In this vein, her debut album will be accompanied by the release of a limited batch incense, created with cedar, lilacs, and other plants harvested from the verdant yard of Kladzyk’s childhood home. Created in partnership with biodynamic herbalist & perfumier Pretty Hole Collective, this incense will be something to burn while listening, a material reminder of the creative capacity of destruction.
SON STEP NEW SINGLE
Just recently, Philadelphia-based indie-electronic-pop quartet Son Step unveiled their brand new single One of Every. The group releases the track just ahead of their forthcoming full-length release Natural Majique – which will mark the group’s second full-length release.
Son Step teamed up with the musical publication The Wild Honey Pie to bring the mysterious and captivating sounds of the new single, One of Every to the listening ears.
NEW GOLDLINK DOCU
Lots has been going on with GoldLink as of late: He was featured on Kaytranada’s new album, has been touring the world for most of 2016 and is now set to perform at a slew of upcoming summer festivals that include Soundest, Osheaga and Bannaroo among others (full schedule below). Brasstracks will be backing him on select dates. To get an idea of what fans can expect, Anthony Thompson put together a small documentary capturing several of GoldLink’s electrifying 2016 tour dates. Check it below, and catch him out this summer at select festivals.
SUSAN “I’VE BEEN KNOWN”
A few days after the LA-based power-pop trio Susan dropped their first full-length album Never Enough – the group put together a video for their first single I’ve Been Known – which has premiered and up with team at Bitch Media.
“Full of layered harmonies, jangly guitar and mellow hooks buzzing with reverb, Susan feels like a soundtrack for a long scenic drive with all of the windows down.” – Amy Lam, Bitch Media
LIZZO RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR HIT TRACK “GOOD AS HELL”
“Good As Hell” is featured in the film “BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT” and appears on the official soundtrack.
GALANTIS UNVEIL OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘NO MONEY’
‘No Money’ has garnered over 70 million streams to date, including reaching #21 on Spotify’s Global Chart and currently heading around the top 10 on the iTunes Dance chart + peaked at #1 on Beatport Progressive House Chart. Galantis initially teased ‘No Money’ during their jam-packed Ultra Music Festival set, ahead of its official release via Big Beat Records, and now they’re also sharing a new round of world-wide tour dates.
SEBASTIAN KOLE’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP IS OUT NOW
Sebastian Kole’s self-titled debut EP is out today and available HERE. Released by EP Entertainment/Motown Records, it features five songs written, performed and produced by Kole, including three that have been featured in recent episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” – “Home,” “Love’s on the Way” and “Love Doctor.”
MULTI-PLATINUM POP SUPERSTAR MEGHAN TRAINOR TO PERFORM ON THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that pop superstar Meghan Trainor will perform her new smash hit “NO” on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live along with fellow fans on the East Coast. This year’s show, which will be hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments. Trainor joins previously announced performers Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Rihanna, “Kia’s One to Watch” Troye Sivan, Britney Spears, and collaborations with Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Nick Jonas with Tove Lo, and Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, and Madonna will pay tribute to Prince.
SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SET TO KICK OFF JUNE 9TH – 16TH
From June 9 – 16, 2016 the SOHO International Film Festival #SOHO7 returns to NYC for seven days of films at Village East Cinemas located at 189 2nd Avenue on 12th Street in New York City!
Among the many titles in this year’s competition will be Opening Night Film “Coach of the Year” by David Stott making its official New York Premiere! A true story about a swim team that tries to win a state championship – without a pool to practice in – starring Harris Doran (“Junction”), Melissa Archer (“Days of Our Lives”), Hunter Gomez (“National Treasure”, “Family Guy”), James McCaffrey (“Revenge”, “Sam’), and Kevin Brown (“30 Rock”). 12-time Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin will also be in attendance! The World Premiere for the French short film “Fish & Chicks” by Julie Grumbach, Elise McLeod was chosen to open the program.
“Wind me up, push me around, just don’t tell me to settle down.” That’s the sound of singer Oscar Baker’s voice as it pulsates through the title track of Chicago-based alt-rock trio ODDITY’s debut album, Settle Down. Guided by the prolific producer Steve Albini, who steers the band’s sound in line with his own masterful résumé, he pieces together the band’s understanding of their own history, while giving them space to envisage on their own where that history might lead them. “Why fly like a monster, when you’re moving like a dancer,” Baker sings as he inaugurates his listeners to these 11 tracks.
DUST MOTH PREMIER NEW TRACK AT NPR
Dust Moth will be releasing their debut full-length Scale on July 22nd. NPR just premiered the first single from the album, Lift. You can hear it HERE. US tour dates are currently in the works for this summer and fall. Those dates will be announced soon, as well as pre-order information. Scale is the follow up to their acclaimed debut EP Dragon Mouth (2014, The Mylene Sheath).
JAMES SUPERCAVE NEW SINGLE
Noisey has premiered James Supercave’s new video for “Burn” from the band’s debut album Better Strange out now on Fairfax Recordings. The video also includes the unreleased bonus track “No Pressure,” which the band has been performing at their live shows. The video was directed by Alexandre Souetre who told Noisey, “’Burn’ served as a collaborative experiment, where personal interpretations came together to form a music video: While the song’s meaning had no part in the initial inspiration, crew and talents were often blinded, both physically and conceptually, given very little explanation on context, content and purpose, and yet just enough to connect and work in parallel.”
STAR PARKS PREMIERE FULL STREAM OF NOSTALGIC, GORGEOUS DEBUT VIA GOLD FLAKE PAINT
Star Parks is the new Austin based project of Andy Bianculli, who started the band at the height of his last project The Preservation. Following a tour with Black Joe and the Honeybears and a stint at Austin City Limits, the Preservation decided to call it quits, and Bianculli started from scratch, creating a set of bittersweet tracks that would herald the beginning of Star Parks. For the new tracks, Bianculli enlisted two of his contemporaries, Tucson’s Andrew Collberg and Louisiana musician Chris Stafford, and recorded in Collberg’s lofi analog studio in Tucson, allowing the three to take risks and experiment with new sounds, instruments and influences.
A$AP WORLDWIDE NEW VIDEO FOR “YAMBORGHINI HIGH”
A$AP Worldwide have their targets set on 2016 as they prepare for their biggest year yet in advance of the Mob’s 10 year anniversary, including highly anticipated releases from A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy and the A$AP Mob, as well as new AWGE collaborations & partnerships, artist videos, live appearances, #WavyWednesdays and more!
MERLE HAGGARD’S FINAL STUDIO RECORDING “KERN RIVER BLUES”
MERLE HAGGARD spent the last few months of his life battling the pneumonia that finally felled him. During those months, he spent a significant amount of time in the hospital, which caused him to cancel a couple of tours. When it was suggested that he not go back on the road and rest at home, he did…while also walking across the road to his studio to record a few nuggets he’d been writing while in the hospital. His final song is titled “Kern River Blues,” which is about his memories of leaving Bakersfield in the late ‘70s.
D∆WN (DAWN RICHARD) SHARES NEW SINGLE “WAKE UP”
D∆WN, aka Dawn Richard, shares her new track “Wake Up” from her upcoming album RED*emp*tion out this fall. Produced by MachineDrum, it’s yet another infectious up-tempo track that furthers her reign as one of the most prolific artists in the contemporary pop landscape. It follows her most recent track “Not Above That,” which garnered heavy critical praise and went straight to #1 on the ITunes Electronic singles and video charts. RED*emp*tion will be D∆WN’s third solo album and the final part of a trilogy with critically-acclaimed GoldenHeart and Blackheart.
D∆WN will be kicking off the opening night of FORM Arcosanti festival tomorrow Friday, May 13 and doing other select dates across the US throughout the summer – live dates below.
THROTTLEROD “BAIT SHOP”
THROTTLEROD has always had a knack for surprising, and their fourth album, Turncoat, is no exception. After making the transition from four-piece to trio, the outfit offered up their third full-length, Pig Charmer, in 2009, and took a left turn from their earlier, riffier vibes to blistering and aggressive noise rock. Like all their prior work, it was produced by Andrew Schneider, and had a sharpness in its chug that, while it still grooved, was clearly looking to accomplish something apart from the band’s earlier three LPs: 2000’s Eastbound And Down, 2003’s Hell And High Water, and 2006’s Nail, as well their quiet, semi-unplugged 2004 EP, Starve The Dead.