CELINE DION RELEASES NEW SINGLE “THE SHOW MUST GO ON”
Multi-platinum-selling and five-time Grammy Award-winning musical legend Celine Dion has released her brand new single, a cover of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On,” featuring electronic violin sensation Lindsey Stirling—everywhere today, including iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.
Dion will perform the song alongside Stirling at this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards, where she will be honoured with the ICON Award. The Billboard Music Awards air live Sunday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
MICHAEL BLOOM NEW VIDEO
On July 15, 2016, the Harlem-based progressive R&B artist Michael Blume will release his debut EP WHEN I GET IT RIGHT via S-Curve Records. The EP arrives following a string of sold out shows in New York City and a comparison to Frank Ocean by Pigeons and Planes.
Earmilk shared the video for “Colors” which was directed by Luca Repola working with the New York-based production company Prom Collective.
ATLANTIC CITY BEACH MUSIC CONCERT
Atlantic City’s world-famous beach and boardwalk are known for drawing some of the biggest musical acts to the shore for unforgettable performances, and with today’s announcement of the 2016 Atlantic City Beach Concert Series, the East Coast destination will host another stellar lineup and the biggest concert series on the beach to date. Presented by Live Nation and in partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band with special guest G. Love & Special Sauce kicks off the festivities on Saturday, August 13, followed by Zac Brown Band with Drake White and The Big Fire on Thursday, September 1 and then Saturday, September 3 with Florida Georgia Line with Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and Kane Brown.
The past two years of concerts have seen capacity crowds on the beach, and this summer promises to be even bigger with fans from all over joining in on the party. The sun, sand and ocean make up the perfect backdrop for a summer concert experience.
THE MIRROR TRAP NEW VIDEO
Dundee-based band The Mirror Trap have released their latest single ‘Piranhas’ and the video for it has been premiered on Gigwise HERE.
After support from Brian Molko of Placebo, the band signed to the same management and prepared for their latest full length, ‘Simulations’ (out June 10th). This latest track demonstrates the full force of the band, and the accompanying visuals are a graphic visual interpretation of the subject matter in Gary Moore’s lyrics.
BILLY BRAGG & JOE HENRY NEW ALBUM
Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie. With his friend and collaborator, US singer songwriter Joe Henry, he has made an album that focuses on the transformative part the railroad played in disseminating the songs that gave birth to the rock’n’roll era. ‘Shine A Light – Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad’ by Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, released on Cooking Vinyl on 23rd September ’16, is a collection of railway-themed classic songs recorded in the course of a 65 hour journey across the US on the Texas Eagle railroad service. Featuring thirteen songs originally recorded by legendary singers such as Lead Belly, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Glen Campbell and more, the album is an atmospheric travelogue, a gripping lesson in musicology, but most importantly it is a beautifully recorded collection of wonderful tunes.
LYNYRD SKYNYRD SET TO KICK-OFF CLEVELAND ROCKS 2016
On July 17, the evening prior to the official kick-off of the Republican National Convention, Cleveland – The Rock and Roll Capital of the World – will see a party unlike any they have ever seen as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icons Lynyrd Skynyrd will provide entertainment for the “Welcome To Ohio Late Night” party held at The Auto Lot, a pop-up venue in downtown Cleveland and hosted by Ohio Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger.
Local Ohio foods will be on hand, as well as local beer presented by the Ohio Craft Brewers Association in partnership with Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. The event is produced by Blue Star Productions, LLC in conjunction with the Green Beret Foundation, The Folded Flag Foundation, The Guardians of Heroes Foundation, OH Fallen Heroes, and SRT-K9 Unit, with those military charities receiving proceeds from the event.
A+A DROP NEW SINGLE “KANSAS”
R&B pop duo, A+A, release their new single, “Kansas.” Written and produced entirely by the twosome, the track is from their debut EP, LivingRooms. Popwrapped, who exclusively premiered their latest single, “CP2,” raves, “A+A mix pop, rock and R&B to create a sound and a style that is uniquely their own.” Praised for their “intriguing and interchanging melody” and “subtle yet powerful vocals” (PopsFanzine), A+A are dropping the LivingRooms EP in the Summer of 2016.
TEGAN AND SARA NEW TRACK “STOP DESIRE”
In anticipation of Tegan and Sara’s eagerly awaited album Love You to Death, new track “Stop Desire” is available today to stream and purchase. Fans who pre-order the album in advance of its June 3rd release on Warner Bros. Records will instantly receive “Stop Desire,” as well as previously released tracks “100x,” “U-turn” and critically-acclaimed single “Boyfriend.” Listen to “Stop Desire” here:
LEA PORCELAIN SHARE “OUT IS IN” LIVE
Dark and brooding Berlin/London duo Lea Porcelain (consisting of producer Julien Bracht and singer Markus Nikolaus) have earned international recognition and a legion of spellbound fans from live shows across Europe (including Berlin’s Berghain Kantine, Reperbahn Festival and Eurosonic). Today they have shared a brand new live video of their forthcoming EP title track “Out Is In”, filmed in Berlin.
KANYE WEST X ELLEN TV SHOW
Kanye West’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air this afternoon (Thursday, May 19), and you can watch an extended clip of his time with Ellen above. Kanye touches on Twitter, the importance of art, his desire to change the world, and not being taken seriously. Things start off light, but Kanye quickly shifts the focus of the conversation to much bigger things.
TEEN BODY PREMIERE MARVELOUS, UNDERSTATED “DAYMOON” AT GOLD FLAKE PAINT
Teen Body is a melancholic quartet hailing from Brooklyn, indulging young vulnerabilities, yearnings and fantasies in tender song. Consisting of three core members, Shannon Lee on vox/guitar, Alexander French on vox/bass (ex-White Laces, Happenin Records), and Marcus McDonald on drums (ex-Hoop Dreams, Captured Tracks) as well as new addition, guitarist Alex Bush, the band creates tracks with gossamer melodies, steady, heart-rending rhythms and fluttering guitars.
“ME & MINE”
“Me & Mine” is a hook-laden [original] single that features Wolkoff’s seductive vocals soaring over The Hood Internet’s tropical production, and is the follow-up to their summer 2015 hit “Going Back”, their first collaboration.
THE FAINT NEW SINGLE
The Faint have shared their new single “Young & Realistic” with Stereogum. The Faint’s Todd Fink says, “I believe this one goes in The Faint Danse Party folder. We wrote, recorded, and mixed it ourselves here at our studio in Omaha, Nebraska. Pretty song-y for club music and pretty clubby for indie/punk, this one falls right in the sweet spot. I love that warm bouncy bass synth (it’s a CS15 if you must know).” He adds, “This might be a love song. Maybe it’s a respect song. Those are intertwined concepts I suppose. Without respect, love is a weaker bond.”
ROGIZZ “BEAUTY” VIDEO
RoGizz drops captivatingly new music and visuals to reestablish his place among the new creatives in the industry. Throughout this upcoming summer, he has plans to release a new project every month accompanied by conversation worthy visuals that enhance the musical experience. The first project, affectionately dubbed “What Is?”, is his newest artistic expression. It explores one word topics that take on a meaning of their own within the context of our society. For his first video release, he explores the concept of “Beauty”.
SPELL “DARK DESIRES”
Vancouver heavy metal power trio SPELL will release their sophomore album, For None and All, on May 27 via Bad Omen Records. The record is the long-awaited follow up to the band’s 2014 debut, Full Moon Sessions, hailed as, “air-guitar-worthy” by Decibel and “an unabashed love of all things denim and leather” by Verbicide. The LP’s striking cover image was created by artist Adam Burke for Nightjar Illustration (Ruby the Hatchet, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats), foretelling the record’s mystical vibe. In advance of the album’s release, CVLT Nation premieres the new song, “Dark Desires”, calling the track, “jamming heavy metal magic.”
“COULDN’T BELIEVE” A TRACK FROM BROODS
Conscious is the follow up to Broods’ 2014 debut album, Evergreen, which contained the singles “Bridges” and “Mother & Father” and climbed into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Alternative Albums chart. Joel Little (Lorde, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding), who produced Evergreen, served as Executive Producer on Conscious, producing many of the tracks. Additional producers include Broods, Alex Hope (Troye Sivan) and Captain Cuts. The new album features a duet with Tove Lo and a song the band co-wrote with Lorde.
LUKE BLACK “DEMONS”
By continuing to be the voice of his (d-)generation, in his new single Serbian singer and producer Luke Black deeply explores his roots and finds inspiration in mythology and tradition of this (his) part of the world.
“Demons” is a contemporary pop song in which Luke Black combines an infectious melody, tribal percussions and oriental influences with his powerful, emotional vocal. Like all the other singles were, “Demons” is also entirely composed and written by Luke, while it`s co-produced with the young and promising EDM producer from Spain – Venza.
Casket Girls will release The Night Machines on June 3 via Graveface Records. The album is available to pre-order on LP and digitally now in the Graveface online store. Popular TV has premiered “Sixteen Forever” from the upcoming release. Casket Girls’ Elsa Greene says, “‘Sixteen Forever’ is like a meditation on seeing life through the third eye. It was written as a reminder to ourselves from the heart, that what is truly important is not in the age or the flesh or the physical world. And also the eternal trip of trying to live outside the ego… ‘You can not please me… I can not please you too.’”
THE HOTELIER ALBUM STREAM
The Hotelier are delighted to share ‘Goodness’ with you – streaming exclusively in full through Stereogum, a week ahead of it’s official release via Tiny Engines. Stereogum incorporated the album stream with an in-depth Cover Story, with lead singer and bass player Christian Holden discussing the history of the band and the construction of their third full-length.
AVA RAIIN “EAGLE EYE”
Ava Raiin, the Minneapolis-born, NYC-bred vocalist who has shared the stage and collaborated with the likes of Solange, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Dev Hynes, is sharing “Eagle Eye,” one of her first solo recordings, produced by David Sisko, written by Ava and Sye Elaine Spence. The music video, directed by Rafatoon and produced by dreambear Productions, was shot in Colombia and New York. A beautiful landscape and experimental visuals create the world of “Eagle Eye” which represents our dichotomous world, the outside “real” world and the world inside the mind.
BIG BUSINESS “FATHERS DAY”
Big Business has announced the release of its fifth studio album, Command Your Weather, due out July 8th as a co-release between Joyful Noise Recordings and the band’s own Gold Metal Records. It’s currently available for pre-order on all formats, including gold colored vinyl and a limited VIP edition on clear & gold vinyl.
Command Your Weather sees Big Business return to its original two-man lineup of Jared Warren & Coady Willis, who also have ties to other notable bands: both are current members of the Melvins, Willis is an original member of The Murder City Devils and plays in the all-drumming project Hew Time (with Dale Crover and Joe Plummer), and Warren played in KARP. For a preview of the new record, you can stream lead single “Father’s Day” via Soundcloud.
GOJIRA DEBUT NEW TRACK “SILVERA”
oadrunner Records group Gojira have debuted “Silvera,” the second song to be released off their anticipated new LP MAGMA. “Silvera” is accompanied by a Drew Cox directed music video shot in New York City, which is streaming now at www.Gojira-Music.com. “Silvera” follows lead single “Stranded,” which has already garnered 1.3 Million views on the band’s official YouTube channel and charted in the Top 25 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart. Pre-orders for MAGMA are currently available at www.Gojira-Music.com, with all orders receiving instant grat downloads of “Stranded” and “Silvera” (album art below). MAGMA arrives everywhere June 17th.
MAIZE UNVEIL NEW SINGLE “OUT TO FIND LOVE”
Los Angeles based, British/Australian bred electronic duo MAIZE return with their brand new single “Out To Fine Love”, available to purchase HERE and stream HERE. Debuting the track online and the remix on YourEDM , “Out To Find Love” is the duo’s latest offering of original material since their debut release “Remember To Lose”. The single features the original mix and a remix by UK Drum & Bass duo Ulterior Motive.
PHOEBE RYAN RELEASES NEW SONG “BOYZ N POIZN”
Columbia Records indie-pop artist Phoebe Ryan has released her whimsical new track “Boyz N Poizn” today – listen to it HERE. The song was produced by Kyle Shearer (Adam Lambert, Tove Lo) and Mike Del Rio of Powers (Selena Gomez, The Knocks) and is available today via the above platforms.
Phoebe unveils this new musical earworm just after announcing her ‘Boyz N Poizn’ tour last week, which is set to take place this summer. The 15-date tour kicks off in Washington, DC on July 5th and concludes in Seattle, WA on July 24th.
RICHARD ASHCROFT “HOLD ON”
NME awarded the album a 4/5 score, hailing These People as a “satisfying return to Verve form that’s also a churning maelstrom of death, riots, revolution, terrorism and two-faced politicians…a grandmaster lesson.””He has more to say than ever,” concluded Noisey’s John Doran in an episode of “The British Masters.” Q noted, “he’s more absorbing the more personal he gets…[his voice is] still rich and dramatic but nuanced and temperate in the right places.” In a review of his recent show at The Roundhouse in London, The Telegraph noted, “[With] This Is How It Feels, you remembered what made The Verve and Ashcroft special…Their songs were like rubies in the rubble: at their best, they sparkled.”
CITIZEN ZERO NEW SINGLE
When done honestly, rock ‘n’ roll can stick with you for a lifetime. It rides shotgun for the whole way, soundtracking those big moments and memories. Once you hear a Citizen Zero song, you remember it.
The Detroit rock outfit—Josh LeMay [vocals], Sammy Boller [lead guitar], John Dudley [drums], and Sam Collins [bass]—deliver arena-size anthems fueled by intricate musicianship on their full-length debut album, State of Mind [Wind-up Records]. Striking a balance between edgy grunge attitude a la Stone Temple Pilots and bluesy alternative expanse reminiscent of Kings of Leon, their knack for a hook immediately resonated with a growing national fan base.
INCITE NEW VIDEO
Heavy metal frontrunners INCITE released their brand new album, Oppression, in late April via Minus Head Records. The album features the track “Life’s Disease”, which INCITE is bringing to life today via new, state-of-the-art 360º virtual reality filming technology. This is the first music video ever filmed by a heavy metal band that utilizes this technology.
Today, the Wall Street Journal is premiering the “Life’s Disease” music video via Speakeasy. In the post, WSJ and INCITE vocalist Richie Cavalera chat about the use of 360º virtual reality in music videos and how this could impact the future of music videos as a whole. Watch “Life’s Disease” here:
VESUVIUS NEW VIDEO
Canadian metalcore/post-hardcore band, Vesuvius, premiered their new video for “Hibernate” off their debut album, “My Place of Solace and Rest”. The video is very special to the band as it touches on personal experiences, vocalist Ben Cooligan elaborates, “Hibernate is a lyrical recollection of my personal struggle with bullying, however I wanted its visual counterpart to be more enigmatic and relatable. The characterization of the protagonist is meant to be representative of an ambiguous oppressed or outlier-centric demographic. The general thesis behind the story-line revolves around the martyrization of society’s youth, and that unless we are unanimous in growth and acceptance of differences, we as a unit stand powerless.”
Brooklyn-based Heliotropes have released the official audio for ‘Normandy,’ the second track from their upcoming album Over There That Way, out July 15 via The End Records. The audio, as premiered on Lenny, is available now for download and streaming!
PARISIAN TERRESTRIAL NEW WAVE ACT EQUATEUR SHARE “ABSOLUT”
Paris’ terraform futurist Equateur is pleased to announce his latest single “Absolut,” featuring Nouvelle Star’s youngest-ever winner, Sophie Tith. Available May 27, 2016 on iTunes, “Absolut” is led by a rare mythic CS70 synth that showcases the contrast between the analog warmth and the harsh, cold synth and a human vs machine universe.
PETER VOGELAAR “TELEVISION”
Peter Vogelaar is a bass player & producer from Waterford, Ireland. His new album ‘The Science Of Summer’ features collaborations with Deaf Joe, Katie Kim, Cat Dowling, Ken Lally, Susan O’Neill & Aisling Browne.
COLLAPSING SCENERY SHARES “DEEP STATE” VIDEO
Collapsing Scenery has shared the video for their track “Deep State” via Purple Magazine. You can watch + share here. The band also announces upcoming shows in Los Angeles and London including a performance at The Roxy in LA tonight with Phases. All show details can be found below. Collapsing Scenery’s Deep State 7″ is out now via Metropolitan Indian.
SURFACE TENSION STREAM A TRACK VIA RESIDENT ADVISOR
CUBE is an experimental electronic music project from Adam Keith of Oakland, California. Cube’s first release came back in 2010, a self-released tape called Cubicle Rites. Since then, Keith has released numerous cassette tapes through his own imprint; through Human Conduct, a Baltimore experimental label; and through Digitalis, a prolific Oklahoma label, among others. Musically, he touches on industrial, dub, techno, noise, and more, but does so with a distinctly personal, emotional touch — the spirit of a singer-songwriter lurks underneath his waves of distortion.
THE DOVER & THE WOLF NEW SINGLE
On June 17, The Philadelphia-via-France duo The Dove & The Wolf will release a new EP titled I Don’t Know What To Feel that was produced by Dave Hartley of The War on Drugs and Nick Krill of The Spinto Band.
Today, Stereogum premiered “The Smell of Us,” the first single to be released from the forthcoming EP.
VALLENS NEW VIDEO
Karen is named after Karen Carpenter. Vallens wrote the song after witnessing friends and family with addictions, and how people with addictions are misunderstood. Vallens also explore how Karen Carpenter’s addiction was
related to female specific issues that can trigger addiction. Musically it feels like a downward spiral.
(16) NEW SINGLE
Southern California-based veteran sludge-rock trailblazers, -(16)-, return with their seventh full-length album. Entitled Lifespan Of A Moth, the offering is clearly the band’s heaviest, darkest, and most complex material to date.
TUNJI IGE ANNOUNCES THE ‘BRING YO FRIENDS’ TOUR
Tunji Ige has announced the ‘Bring Yo Friends Tour’ co-headlining with Michael Christmas and main support, Tobi Lou, kicking off on June 11th in Atlanta, GA. The Philadelphia rapper and producer will be hitting the road supporting his Missed Calls out now via Brain Bandits / Bad Habit. The project received critical nods from the likes of COMPLEX, Pitchfork, Noisey, Mass Appeal and more. All but one track on Missed Calls was produced by Tunji Ige; “War” was produced by Noah Breakfast who also helped co-produce the other 6 tracks.