CANARY NEW SINGLE
Melbourne quintet Canary invite us to step a little further into their world, today announcing the release of their second album I Am Lion (Friday July 8) and single ‘Fickle Heart’.
With me all this shit begins/With me it’s supposed to end. It’s a fitting opening line for a band so self-aware, so mindful and explorative of the human condition. It’s not narcissism – it’s catharsis. ‘Fickle Heart’ is two-minded: a self-assured stomp juxtaposes a lilting meander. It culminates in roiling chaos; something recognisable to anyone who’s felt righteous in their bitter self-destruction following a breakup.
THE SILENCE KIT NEW SINGLE
Philadelphia-based post-punk band The Silence Kit has a new single out now. Released in May of 2016, “One Sixty” is The Silence Kit’s latest from their semi-monthly singles series. Layered and synth-driven, with stabs of guitar and pulsating rhythms, the song is The Silence Kit at their most driving and melodic, building on the more upbeat side of their sound, while harkening back to the spirit of early Rough Trade and Factory Records albums.
JODIE ABACUS ANNOUNCES DEBUT UK HEADLINE TOUR
Jodie Abacus has announced his debut headline tour, which will see him perform in Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and London in September 2016. He will be joined on tour by the acclaimed synth-pop female duo Ekkah and upcoming British hip-hop group The Age Of L.U.N.A.
Jodie Abacus is a South-London pop/funk singer and songwriter whose joyful songs and voice have gathered him plenty of attention and acclaim in the past 12 months. He plans to release his debut album later this year, and recent EP ‘For Real Life And Not Pretend’, out now, contains perfect examples of his sun tinged pop.
WORDS & NOISES NEW SINGLE
English pop group Words & Noises are thrilled to announce their new single ‘Play Your Cards’ will be released through Ditto Music on Friday 17th June 2016.
Premiered today by Louder Than War, Play Your Cards was recorded at Manchester’s renowned Blueprint Studio, home of local legends Elbow. It was recorded, mixed and produced by one of the studio’s founders, Tim Thomas, earlier this year. It has been mastered by Andy Walter at the legendary Abbey Road Studio in London. Andy has worked with everyone from David Bowie to Coldplay, through Radiohead to Kylie Minogue.
THE QUALIA “OUT FOR BLOOD”
Jittery 60’s style garage rock couples with spacey synth experimentation and danceable new wave beats on Cotillion Knives, the new album from the Brooklyn band, The Qualia. The album is due out August 12. The first single, “Out For Blood” is available as an approved downloadable mp3. Bright and energetic, the track’s unhinged, upbeat melody and surprise jazz inflections feel perfectly danceable, underpinning a story of teenage frustration and excitement.
ADY SULEIMAN IN JAMAICA
Tuff Gong International was founded by Bob Marley in 1965. The legendary home of Reggae music and largest distributor of music in the Caribbean. Tuff Gong is one of the largest Caribbean studios, an attraction to music lovers and tourists. The studio is said to have a vibe conducive to creativity, may be because the mixing board in the studio is the same one used by Bob on all of his records. The studio was predominantly used by Bob Marley and The Weilers. Other artists are family related with the likes of Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Cedilla Marley and Ky-Mani Marley.
HXLT NEW VIDEO
Here is the new HXLT video for “Work it Out” to check/post. The track comes off his recently released debut, self-titled album out now via G.O.O.D. Music. Just off the Young Fathers North American tour and new dates to come soon. Check it below.
PHEDRE NEW VIDEO
Toronto melted-pop duo Phèdre make music for escaping. The visually evocative soundscapes emerging on their previous releases take form like a great comic; a concise narrative, bright colors, and psychedelic textures. If comic books had strobe lights Phedre’s certainly would.
THE RUA “WITHOUT YOU”
The track is about purging toxic relationships in order to move forward onto bigger adventures. Band worked with director Declan Whitebloom (Taylor Swift, Hilary Duff, Jess Glynne), to show the process of writing, recording, promoting, and playing music as a continuous shot to create the video. It’s a heightened reality – a lot of bright colors in contrast to a cardboard world.
MADI WOLF NEW SINGLE “LUCKY”
Los Angeles-based pop starlet MADI WOLF is feeling pretty lucky these days. Her new single, “Lucky” first premiered last week (5/12) on TwistMagazine.com, which dubbed the song “catchy” and “a fun new jam to add to your playlist,” before landing on Spotify and racking up nearly 5,000 spins to date. Tonight (5/17), “Lucky” will be introduced to a national TV audience as it’ll be featured on the premiere episode of Mark Burnett’s latest primetime TV series, “Coupled,” airing tonight at 9/8c on FOX, as well as several episodes throughout the season. “Lucky” is the first song to be released off MADI’s forthcoming EP Glare, due out later this summer.
This tantalizing and sensual video is following the self pleasuring journey a young woman takes in nature, getting lost in it, not caring for the world to see. The video is trying to expose one more aspect in modern female liberation, such as many did before; how feeling comfortable with your body, sensuality and sexuality is important for young women to be able to see more frequently as well as discuss more openly throughout the media and arts and by that assist and support women with self validating their sexual needs.
ROBBY JOHNSON BREAKS INTO TOP 30 WITH CURRENT SINGLE
CMR recording artist Robby Johnson has a big reason to celebrate these days. The singer-songwriter is watching as his current single, “Hate Me Tonight,” moves into the Top-30 on the MUSIC ROW Country Breakout chart this week.
“Radio has been so supportive of my music – going back to my first single,” said Johnson. “I have made so many unforgettable memories and friendships with the many Program and Music Directors throughout the United States since going out on my first radio tour. I am so humbled and thankful for their support.”
Johnson’s previous single, “South Of Me,” helped net him exposure on a wide variety of television programs – including Huckabee and a much-coveted performance on The Late Show with David Letterman, as well as mentions in magazines such as TV Guide, USA Today, and The Tennessean.
MICHAEL LOGEN TO RELEASE ‘NEW MEDICINE’ JUNE 24
Nashville-based singer/songwriter Michael Logen will self-release his sophomore album, New Medicine, on June 24. Recorded in Nashville at Paper Swan Studios and Blue Room Studios, the album was co-produced by Logen with Thomas Doeve, Reid Scelza and Charles Yingling. Featuring 10 tracks, three of which have been featured on seven different television shows, the album includes guest appearances by Liz Longley, Kim Richey and Ruby Amanfu.
From the opening stately piano ballad, “St. Christopher” to the immersive, stunning “Breaking Your Own Heart” to the explosive first single, “Ready Or Not,” New Medicine showcases Logen’s raspy, charismatic vocal range from whispered to raucous, delicate to driving. The album also features three collaborations with female vocalists, including the angelic Kim Richey on “That Next Thing.”
HOLLOW BONES, REVOLVER MAGAZINE PREMIERE NEW SONG “ALTRUISTIC LUNG”
New York melodic metal/hardcore quintet, Hollow Bones, has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to launch a brand new track, “Altruistic Lung,” taken from the band’s upcoming debut album Lionheart. Stream the third song to surface from the May 27 release exclusively via RevolverMag.com at:
JP COOPER REVEALS “FIVE MORE DAYS”
Critically buzzing UK artist JP COOPER debuts the music video for his new single “Five More Days” [feat. Avelino] today. Watch it HERE right now.
As the camera rotates 360-degrees, the clip follows COOPER singing throughout a London neighborhood and in the studio with his band. The visual rotation matches the song’s cyclical refrain and unshakable soul-driven groove.
FESTIVAL OF PRAISE 2016 TOUR ANNOUNCED TODAY!
For the third consecutive year, Grammy, Stellar, Dove, BET and NAACP Image Award-winning Gospel mega-star Fred Hammond returns to the road with the Festival of Praise 2016 Tour, the star-studded national event he founded several years ago. The kick off date is October 7th, at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre, and will reach over 50 major cities across the country, running through December, 2016. (See list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below with more to follow.)
“FOP 2016 is going to be off the chain!,” Hammond said, adding, “ The thing I love about this tour is that no matter who you are or where you’ve come from, you’re guaranteed to have a great time, something is surely going to inspire you, and you’re going to want to come back again and again! You definitely don’t want to miss this so don’t be late because we’ve got an incredible show planned from beginning to end!”
VULTURE.COM + ‘NEW YORK’ MAGAZINE HOST THIRD ANNUAL VULTURE FESTIVAL
Vulture.com will once again host the Vulture Festival a series of high-profile events celebrating the best of today’s television, music, film, and more. Vulture Festival will bring together some of most talented and influential names in the worlds of entertainment with two jam-packed days of events, May 21 & 22. This highly anticipated weekend will offer a once in a life time assortment of performances, screenings and panels featuring some of today’s biggest actors, comedians, and performers, in conversation with Vulture editors and critics. Updates will be posted to Twitter and Instagram with #VultureFestival.
MCG “BOMBS AWAY”
If you’ve heard the name MCG lately, it is because the group has recently unveiled a few tracks for premier off their new EP, Outside. One such track, Bombs Away, is featured with the legendary publication The Big Takeover, while an artist spotlight was posted on the highly circulated Huffington Post. The group has been turning heads and getting great reviews.
MARK CHESNUTT NEW ALBUM JULY 8
Fans of country music hit-maker Mark Chesnutt will want to circle the date of July 8 on their calendar as the traditional-minded singer will release his fifteenth studio album that day, aptly titled Tradition Lives.
Tradition Lives, his first disc of all-new material since 2010, was produced by Jimmy Ritchey — someone that Chesnutt says is a crucial part of his sound, having worked with him for years. “He and I hooked up at a time when not a lot of people had a lot of faith in me anymore because I stayed ‘country’ when the industry was going the other way. I needed somebody like Jimmy who really believed in my kind of country music,” said Chesnutt.
BOBBY BRACKINS X TY DOLLA $IGN
Bobby Brackins, Ty Dolla $ign and Nic Nac are the holy trinity of West Coast songwriting. At the top of the year, they teamed up to release “Faithful,” a club-ready single about temptation. Today, Bobby and Ty spotlight the nightlife of East Oakland in the neon-lit new video for “Faithful,” featuring cameos from Tinashe and G-Eazy. In the FADER-premiered new video, Bobby Brackins onvinces a ladyfriend to leave her peacefully sleeping boyfriend to galavant around the hills and tunnels of San Francisco and Oakland under a moonlit sky. Last week, Bobby Brackins and IAMSU shared their “Faithful” New Bay Remix, adding fresh vibes to the infectious song.
POPULOUS “KOLOLI UNDER THE MOON”
“Senegambia” is a project born during a month of travelling in Senegal and Gambia in 2013 by Leonard P, one of the founders of Florence, Italy label Voodoo Rebel.
In African culture, Leonard found music was omnipresent in all facets of life. During a month of passing through villages and fields, Leonard field recorded hours of natural sounds, ceremonies, concerts and various moments of everyday life with a simple mobile and a panoramic microphone.
GUNS N’ ROSES INVITE ALICE IN CHAINS AND LENNY KRAVITZ TO JOIN ‘NOT IN THIS LIFETIME TOUR’
Two legends of rock music, Alice In Chains and Lenny Kravitz, are set to join Guns N’ Roses on their historic Not In This Lifetime Tour. Alice In Chains joins the tour from opening night, Thursday, June 23 in Detroit, Mich. at Ford Field and will perform through the tour’s second Chicago date at Soldier Field on Sunday, July 3. Lenny Kravitz will then join the tour from Tuesday, July 19 starting at the first Boston, Mass. date at Foxboro Stadium and perform through the tour’s second date at East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, July 24. Demand for tickets to the Not In This Lifetime Tour continue at an unprecedented pace as additional shows were recently announced including Chicago (July 3), Boston (July 20), New York City (July 24) and two brand new dates in Los Angeles (August 18 & 19).
HOT HOT HEAT PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “KID WHO STAYS
After announcing the release of their final, self-titled LP last month, Vancouver-based rock band Hot Hot Heat today shared the new music video for lead off single “Kid Who Stays In The Picture” which premiered with Noisey in April. The song, written by frontman Steve Bays about the importance of fighting to stay young at heart and holding on to your innocence for as long as you can, is classic Hot Hot Heat and serves as a fitting epitaph for one of Canada’s most influential bands of the 21st century.
ƱZ and Los Angeles hip hop group The Rej3ctz collaborate on “Xanny Man,” out via ƱZ’s ‘Magellan’ EP on Quality Goods Records May 20. Set to be a summer staple, “Xanny Man” sees the trap mastermind’s bass-inflected laidback grooves coursing under The Rej3ctz’s infamous California party vibes. Listen on Soundcloud here, and watch ƱZ and The Rej3ctz perform “Xanny Man” live at Avalon Hollywood on YouTube here.
VICETONE REMIX EP
Vicetone releases a remix EP for their single “Bright Side.” Off the back of their hit “Bright Side” from their recent debut EP Aurora, Vicetone have slotted in some major talent for the remix package. Thomas Gold kicks off the 3-track bundle by letting the vocals take a back seat to a combination of a high energy bassline and various instrumentals for this peak-time weapon of a remix. Summer can’t come soon enough with Romanian DJ Boehm’s remix that pairs sunny piano chords with a chopped-up chorus vocal. Drift away as Two Friends slows it down with their melodic rendition incorporating Jamaican inspired drums and echoing percussions.
NEW RLYR TRACK
Chicago’s RLYR (pronounced Relayer) released another track “Reconductor” from their forthcoming, debut LP Delayer out June 17th on Magic Bullet records. The trio consisting of Steven Hess (also of Locrian), Colin DeKuiper(also of Bloodiest, ex: Russian Circles) and Trevor Shelley de Brauw (also of Pelican) will be hitting the road in support of the album in June.
E-MONEY NEW SINGLE
Today, Chicago-based rapper E-Money releases “On Me”. This smooth track, produced by Uncle Sam, features feel good beats that can easily turn head nods into shoulder moves.The vibrant melody on this track is combined with hard-hitting beats that still give you a strong rap feel.
ETERNAL SLEEP ALBUM STREAM
As Closed Casket Activities prepares for the release of Pittsburgh-based ETERNAL SLEEP’s debut full-length, The Emptiness Of…, for official release this Friday, Invisible Oranges is streaming the entire merciless album early.
NAIL POLISH DEBUT “STAY GONE” ON IMPOSE
Nail Polish are extremely pleased to share “Stay Gone” today, their introductory offering from Illuminasty Records and first release since their debut Have A Sip EP. “Stay Gone”, streaming now courtesy of Impose and available for download courtesy of Illuminasty, is the sound of a band finding their creative niche and a glimpse of what’s to come.
MEGAN VICE NEW SINGLE
Megan Vice and Popdust are teaming up today to premiere Megan’s latest preview, “Tell It To My Heart” from her upcoming Spread the News EP, set to hit July 1st. This fresh take on the Taylor Dayne classic delicately balances her signature beat-heavy sound with slick elements of soul and trop-pop. Megan says of the track, “‘Tell It To My Heart’ is a major nostalgia track for me – it was always a favorite of mine growing up and is an 80’s pop and freestyle classic. I came to Fake Money with the idea of slowing it down a bit and making it darker and more vibey, as the original Taylor Dayne version is much more in your face. He totally felt what I was going for – this tune is also a favorite of his. We think this reimagining is super cool!”