EMINEM RELEASES LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTIBLE ITEMS IN HONOR OF TODAY’S ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF HIS 2000 ALBUM THE ‘MARSHALL MATHERS LP’
In honor of today’s 16th anniversary of the release of his seminal The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem is offering a series of limited-edition collectible items that are now available at Eminem.com. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to the Marshall Mathers Foundation, which provides funds for organizations working with at-risk youth in Michigan and throughout the U.S.
The collectible items include an authentic brick from the rescued remains of Eminem’s childhood home that was featured on the covers of The Marshall Mathers LP and its sequel, 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Each of the 700 bricks comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity featuring Eminem’s handwritten signature, and a display stand with enclosure that features a commemorative plaque on the side. All of the bricks come in a sleek black packaging with custom artwork and a description of the project. A cassette re-release of the iconic album featuring a 3-D motion printed cover is also available. Finally, in collaboration with Brooklyn-based mill Good Wood, Marshall Mathers dog tags created from re-purposed wood from Eminem’s childhood home are available in extremely limited quantities.
R3LL ANNOUNCES SECOND SINGLE “DOWN”
“Down is one of those tracks that came together really quickly. I met Banvox when I was on tour in Japan – we went in the studio, caught a vibe and Down was finished in just a couple of days. Down is one of my favourite tracks on the EP, it’s the perfect bridge between the music I heard out in Tokyo and my Jersey influenced production.” – R3LL
REIN NEW SINGLE
The brand new single was written and produced by Rein herself in collaboration with writers Märta Grauers, Louise Frick-Sveen and Jimmy Monell. It’s been mastered by the legendary Mike March, that previous worked with heavyweight’s like Justice, The Prodigy and Depeche Mode.
‘I Don’t Get Anything But Shit From You’ drops May 20 via Playground Music.
DAPHNE GUINNESS’ ‘OPTIMIST IN BLACK’ STREAMING
Optimist in Black, the debut album and first ever music project from artist and cultural icon Daphne Guinness, is streaming in full via Noisey ahead of its release May 27.
Texas-based producer Noah Neiman returns to Enhanced Recordings bringing with him his emphatic & energetic melodic sound with a brand new collaborative effort alongside The Mutints – the result is the unrelentingly euphoric ‘Never Die’.
As a producer increasingly becoming renowned for thoughtful, elegantly arranged and intricate productions, Noah Neiman’s distinctive style emerges alongside The Mutints resonate, anthemic vocal talents turns out a brilliantly euphoric combination of dancing piano leads, Noah’s trademark underlying groove and The Mutints collective vocal verve in a perfectly balanced Summer anthem.
ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER 9th RELEASE OF ANTICIPATED SOPHOMORE LP
Birmingham, Alabama’s electrifying rock & soul octet St. Paul & The Broken Bones return on September 9th with their highly-anticipated sophomore album Sea Of Noise (RECORDS). The new album features the heart pounding infusion of old school R&B, soul, funk and rock that St. Paul & The Broken Bones have built their reputation on. Sea Of Noise documents a band going through an artistic evolution, elevating their sound to new heights. Many of the new songs are tied together by a common theme that serves as an overall commentary on society. The music displays new tones and sonic exploration that can be immediately heard in the opening track “Crumbling Light Posts, Pt. 1”, which serves as a three-part recurring premise throughout Sea Of Noise.
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WIZ KHALIFA LIGHTS UP BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
“See You Again,” the worldwide #1 single by Rostrum/Taylor Gang/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth), was honored with two top prizes at last night’s Billboard Music Awards. The epochal hit – found on Atlantic Records’ “FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” the official musical companion to Universal’s record-breaking action-thriller – was named “Top Hot 100 Song” and “Top Rap Song.” Billboard Music Awards winners are based on United States year-end chart performance according to Nielsen data for sales, number of downloads and total airplay.
PSYCHEDELIC ROCK BAND THE LOVE DIMENSION DEBUTS NEW SINGLE “WHEN SOUL LOVE BEGINS”
San Francisco musical collective The Love Dimension are now premiering their new single “When Soul Love Begins.” The psychedelic track is the first release off of the upcoming EP Freakquency Space Mind Continuum, due out June 10th. Fans can stream the track on Pure Volume or on The Love Dimension’s official Soundcloud.
HATEBREED HITS A CAREER-HIGH ON BILLBOARD’S TOP CURRENT ALBUMS CHART
The Concrete Confessional, Hatebreed’s seventh full-length recording and one of Rolling Stone’s “25 Most Anticipated Metal Albums for 2016,” has debuted at #13 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart. The Grammy-nominated band also sees the album making its first-week bow at #2 on the Hard Rock Albums and Current Hard Rock Albums charts, and #3 on the Top Independent Albums chart.
In addition, due to what can only be considered as enlightened precognition, Hatebreed graces the cover of the just-published (June/July) issue of Revolver magazine. In the “Reservoir Dogs”-themed cover and feature, the hardcore heroes discuss anxiety, death, the American dream, and other provocative topics on The Concrete Confessional.
A-TRAK’S “PARALLEL LINES” FEAT. PHANTOGRAM
A-Trak’s sun-kissed new single “Parallel Lines” is out now on Fool’s Gold, after premiering earlier this month as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1. The collaboration with alternative darlings Phantogram is yet another unexpected pairing from the Grammy-nominated Fool’s Gold visionary, coming on the heels of the Jamie Lidell-assisted “We All Fall Down” and a massively popular remix for Disclosure and Lorde. It’s a successful marriage, as Sarah Barthel’s yearning voice sits snugly atop Trizzy’s lush production and scratched guitars.
PIERCE THE VEIL MAKES CAREER-HIGHEST CHART DEBUT
Pierce The Veil’s Misadventures (Fearless Records) debuts this week on Billboard’s Top 200 and Top Current Albums charts at #4, selling nearly twice as many albums as their last release did in its debut week, and marking the highest debut of the band’s career. Pierce the Veil’s 2012 release, Collide With The Sky, entered the Billboard 200 chart at #12.
In addition, Misadventures claimed the #1 spot on Billboard’s Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative and Independent Albums charts, and scored the #5 position on the Digital Albums chart, with nearly 5.2-million streams.
THE MAYTAGS NEW SINGLE
The Maytags just released their single “Marry Ya” (music video to follow) and Love Lines will be available on July 1, 2016 via independent release. Feel free to check out Love Lines and press materials below, let me know if you’re interested in covering The Maytags!
CARLOS VIVES & SHAKIRA IN “LA BICICLETA”
Colombian superstars CARLOS VIVES and SHAKIRA grew up only a few miles from one another on the same stretch of coastal Colombia – he in Santa Marta, she in Barranquilla – but they came home this week to film a video for 2X Grammy and 9X Latin Grammy-winning performer/songwriter/activist Carlos Vives’ new single “La Bicicleta.” The single “La Bicicleta” will be released this Friday, May 27.
“La Bicicleta” is the first musical collaboration from these emblematic Colombian stars. It kicks off with native flute sounds before moving into vallenato and cumbia with pop flavors and reggaeton beats. The song was written by Carlos Vives and Shakira, and produced by Andrés Castro. Although this is Shakira and Carlos’s first recording together, they have appeared on stage together, most memorably in 2009 in support of hostage liberation on Colombia’s Independence Day celebration.
London quartet Lull has announced their sophomore EP, Nouvelle, set to arrive worldwide, June 24, on PaperCup Music, and premiered the first single from the record, the title-track, via Consequence of Sound, who stated, “Lull’s sound fluctuates between twinkly, crystalline guitar leads and riffs so muscular they could bench press their weight in decibels.”
WONKY TONK “SUITORS”
Last week Kentucky based songstress Wonky Tonk premiered her newest single “Suitors” on Folk Alley. The anti slut-shaming protest song was inspired by Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn’s no-nonsense flavor of country songwriting.
OLGA BELL’S “ATA” VIDEO
The video for “ATA,” the second single from Olga Bell’s highly anticipated LP Tempo (set for May 27 release One Little Indian) is available now, having premiered via VICE’s The Creators Project. A collaboration with Tokyo-based artist and programmer Baku Hashimoto (featuring photography by Josh Wool), the site calls the video “surreal, dark and beautiful”—check out the premiere here.
KRONIC + DEBROKA “ZERO”
Trap fans and bass heads take heed, this track gives zero fucks. Australia’s Kronic teams up with Atlanta’s Debroka for “ZERO,” an aggressive original that brings hardstyle bass chaos to life. Kronic’s penchant for blending trap and trance influences connects perfectly to Debroka’s taste for sounds larger than a star destroyer.
KALEO RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “WAY DOWN WE GO”
Elektra/Atlantic band Kaleo have released the official video for their single “Way Down We Go,” directed by Shaun Silva.
MARY & THE SMALL OMISSION ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM & PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO
The Iron Pier record label and Mary and the Small Omission are excited to announce the electronic duo’s new album The Effects Are Cumulative, due out June 10th. Mary and the Small Omission is Mary Brulatour and Steve Price. Working collaboratively, the two craft a compelling mix of intimate bedroom dreampop and ambient electronic drone music. Unfolding over ten songs and 45 minutes, the new album ranges from beautiful, slow pop to jarring electronic loops, merging hypnotic ambient sonic soundscapes, akin to Boards of Canada, with the warmth of Mt. Eerie-esque bedroom compositions, resulting in a unique and fascinating musical statement.
THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT “WHITE BEAR”
THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT (frontman Phil Campbell, bassist Nick Fyffe, guitarist Paul Sayer, and drummer Damon Wilson) recently released the video for “White Bear,” the title track from their highly anticipated second album, which is set for release July 15 via Fantasy/Concord Music Group. The album pre-order and instant grat download of the title track was made available beginning Friday, May 6.
THE GOOD LIFE “DIVING BELL” VIDEO PREMIERE VIA SUBSTREAM MAGAZINE
Omaha, NE’s The Good Life today debuted their new video for “Diving Bell,” off their recent album Everybody’s Coming Down, via Substream Magazine and the “trippy” clip – directed by the band’s own Stefanie Drootin-Senseney – can be seen here:
SPELL “THE VEIL”
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 follow up to the band’s 2014 debut, Full Moon Sessions, hailed as “an unabashed love of all things denim and leather” by Verbicide. In advance of the album’s release, Decibel premieres the new SPELL song, “The Veil”.
HYPER FENTON “FREEDOM”
Hyper Fenton (Seth Jacob Fenton) is a kid at heart. From his youthful exuberance and emotional connectivity to his wildly vivid imagination, his debut album, Kindergarten Dreams, has no hidden meaning, it’s portrayed as the dreams that Fenton has held since childhood. Press play to Kindergarten Dreams and you’ll feel like you’ve just a made a new childhood friend.
REAL GONE MUSIC PARTNERS WITH ADA
ADA, the independent distribution and services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced a global partnership with Real Gone Music. Real Gone Music is now being physically distributed in the U.S. and digitally worldwide by ADA. ADA also offers a full-range of additional services including digital & sales strategy, retail marketing, radio promotion, publicity, synch licensing, and marketing.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the ADA family,” said Gordon Anderson, Co-President of Real Gone Music. “Just take one look at their label roster and you will know we are in good company indeed. We think that with the support of ADA’s fantastic distribution team we can dig even deeper into the vaults to find the kinds of rare treasures that music collectors and consumers want.”
JESUS CHRÜSLER SUPERCAR “LET IT ROLL”
JESUS CHRÜSLER SUPERCAR party hard today exclusively at German Metal Hammer with their new Death ‘n’ Roll music video for “Let It Roll“!
The Swedish Death ‘n’ Rollers JESUS CHRÜSLER SUPERCAR celebrate the world-exclusive premiere of their rebelliously mangy music video for their song “Let It Roll“ from their latest album “35 Supersonic“ on Germany’s Metal Hammer’s website today and absolutely stay true to the trouble-maker-motto of their Rock ‘n‘ Roll lifestyle; hitting the bullseye right on!
MISS SOPHIE LEE TO RELEASE ‘TRAVERSE THIS UNIVERSE’
New Orleans-based singer/songwriter Miss Sophie Lee will release her fourth full-length recording, Traverse This Universe, on July 22nd on her own KingMoon Recordings. This is the follow-up to her 2013 release, Love Street Lullaby. After relocating to NOLA from Chicago in 2001, she released a self-titled debut in 2006. In 2009 she released Tallulah Moon, which All About Jazz called a “…throwback to simpler days, when a song took its own sweet time to develop and tell the story.” In 2012, she was featured in a popular commercial for Audi performing her rendition of “Careless Love” earning her new fans from around the world.
SONNY & THE SUNSETS LP STREAM
For their sixth official full-length, Sonny & The Sunsets teamed up with producer Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs) to create a new wave masterpiece called Moods Baby Moods. The album is due on May 27 on Polyvinyl, and today the band has shared an advance stream of the full album via Stereogum.
H U N G E R + BLACKBOOK PREMIERES STUNNING CHRISTIAN LAMB-DIRECTED “GRAVITY”
On their full-length debut, Vienna-based trio H U N G E R turn each track into an intensely sensory experience that’s cinematic in scope. Directed by Christian Lamb (Madonna, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Coldplay), the striking visual for lead single “Gravity” has premiered exclusively with Blackbook Magazine and is featured on FOR LOVE available everywhere on August 19.
Split between Philadelphia and Washington D.C., the quintet known as Queue have unveiled their brand new single More. The premiere comes out on the heels of the group’s last single Falling Into Skies which saw great praise from noteworthy music blogs and publications.
The group in Queue set up the new single More with esteemed music publication Consequence of Sound, and the team had nothing but high marks for the group and More.
Cairobi have announced their new single “Lupo,” which will be available on July 1, and debut self-titled album Cairobi which will be released on September 16 through Week of Wonders. They have also announced a headline show at London’s Birthdays on July 25.
Cairobi are a headily eclectic globe-crossing fourpiece of Giorgio Poti (vocals, guitars), Alessandro Marrosu (bass), Salvador Garza (keys) and Aurelien Bernard (drums). Their psych-pop, world music bordering sound reflects their various backgrounds from Italy and Mexico via France, and has received support from the likes of 6Music and Huw Stephens at Radio1.
THE SPILL CANVAS ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES WITH ACCEPTANCE
The Spill Canvas, fresh off their nearly sold-out East Coast headlining Requestour and direct support slot on Motion City Soundtrack’s farewell tour, are poised to send 2016 out with a bang! This summer sees the band supporting Acceptance on three intimate shows, before embarking on their own West Coast headlining run in the fall. The band will join Acceptance in Minneapolis, MN at the Varsity Theater, Chicago, IL at Metro, and Pontiac, MI at The Crofoot.
GEMMA RAY “THE ORIGINAL ONE” U.S. VIDEO PREMIERE
Gemma Ray today debuted her new video for “The Original One” in the U.S. via All Things Go, and the clip – directed by acclaimed photographer Steve Gullick – can also be seen and shared here. “The Original One” is off Ray’s forthcoming new album The Exodus Suite, which will be released in the U.S. on June 10th, 2016 via Bronzerat Records.
ALL YOUR SISTERS UNVEIL “LOSS”
Following the dissolution of his previous band, guitar/synth/vocalist Jordan Morrison formed All Your Sisters as a solo project, then moved from Reno to San Francisco where he eventually brought like-minded musician Mario Armando Ruiz (bass, synth) into the fold. The duo connected immediately, bonding over their tumultuous upbringings and dark personal tragedies. Their first album, Modern Failures, was released by Belaten in 2014 and then on vinyl by Weyrd Son Records. It was followed by a successful European tour in 2015.
RAY SARGENT “HONEST”
From the first drop, ‘Honest’ identifies itself as an instant dance-floor filler. Opening with smooth euphoric chords, the melody combines with detailed percussion to create a dreamy introduction to Sargent’s sound. This leads into a sensual but hard hitting (honest) vocal, which is taken from Arianna Grande’s ‘One Last Time’.
MICHAEL ZAXXON “MY BODY IS DEAD DEAD DEAD”
Michael Zaxxon released their 57 seconds long debut single “My Body Is Dead” a while back. Now they return with the breathtaking re-work “My Body Is Dead Dead Dead”
The dubby “My Body Is Dead Dead Dead” sounds very Labrador – imagine Pallers and The Radio Dept. torn to pieces, sampled and reassembled and you’re getting close. Impossible not to love, right!?
ALICIA KEYS IN LONDON
Fifteen-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Alicia Keys has announced a special, one-off show at London’s Village Underground this coming Thursday 26th May. It will be a rare opportunity to catch the global superstar in such intimate setting, with a number of special guests set to appear. Tickets will be priced at £25 and will be available from www.livenation.co.uk from 9am on Thursday 26th.
The club show precedes Alicia making history as the inaugural artist to perform at the UEFA Champions League Final this weekend. The icon is set to perform new songs before the match at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan on Saturday which will be aired in more than 220 countries worldwide making it the most watched annual sporting event in the world.