BAD SOUNDS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘AVALANCHE’
Following extensive support from Annie Mac and Radio 1 and receiving praise from everyone from The Line Of Best Fit to NOISEY, Bad Sounds return with a dazzling visual for their psychedelic-pop jam ‘Avalanche’. Premiering on V Magazine, the clip perfectly captures the band in their element as they dance their way through their own personal lo-fi world.
MY SON BISON NEW SINGLE
Philadelphia psych-influenced pop quintet My Son Bison are a band whom in their infancy have persevered through many trials and tribulations that veteran musicians have faced in the span of their entire careers. The group’s forthcoming album was once completely lost and gone – but the band determined to see the album through and completely recreated and reinterpreted their music. The first single from the batch of songs is Two Faces and a Vase that the band is excited to share with you all.
PABLO MUNGUIA GOES BACK TO SCHOOL
Pablo Munguía has been appointed director of the master of music in music production, technology, and innovation program at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain. Munguía, a native of Mexico, takes on the new role beginning July 1, 2016.
“We are very excited about welcoming Pablo Munguía to Valencia,” said María Martínez Iturriaga, executive director of Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain. “Pablo is an outstanding and talented professional with not only remarkable experience in the industry but also an incredible set of skills that make him perfect to lead this program and provide our students with an education experience that will prepare them for the music industry of tomorrow.”
After earning a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Munguía attended Berklee College of Music on a scholarship and graduated with a professional degree in music production and engineering.
SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY ANNOUNCES NEW CAMPAIGN IN TIME FOR WORLD OCEANS DAY
Today, on World Oceans Day, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is proud to announce its latest campaign to defend, conserve and protect our oceans.
The campaign, Operation Jairo II, will span three countries including the United States, Honduras and Costa Rica to protect endangered sea turtles. The launch comes on the heels of Sea Shepherd’s announcement of its first full-length feature film, Why Just One?, chronicling the organization’s successful 2015 Operation Jairo campaign.
The crowd-funded documentary Why Just One? raised its goal of $18,000 in one day to complete the production and has a star-studded list of names supporting it. Like its predecessor, Operation Jairo II is named after Jairo Mora Sandoval, a Costa Rican turtle defender who was brutally murdered on May 31, 2013 while attempting to protect leatherback turtle nests.
ICONIQUE NEW VIDEO
Los Angeles synth pop band Iconique just released the new music video for their single “Sitting Pretty.” This rad, 80s-inspired video was first featured on Earmilk, which praises it for its “performance shots reminiscent of Freddie Mercury and flashbacks of pageant queens with feathered hair.”
RAY BENNETT SOLO ALBUM
British progressive rock pioneer, Ray Bennett of Flash, is reissuing his 2001 solo epic “Whatever Falls” for the first time as a digital release, available now on iTunes, and in most digital stores worldwide for purchase and streaming!
With it’s original release just days after the Twin Towers fell on 9/11, the hauntingly beautiful title track, “Whatever Falls” was, by eerie coincidence, appropriate and especially moving. But every track of this extraordinary work is an adventure into the innovative mind of an artist who helped define the progressive genre of rock.
Hailing from Sevenoaks, Kent, in S.E. England, Bennett formed his first band, THE BREED, at fourteen with future YES drummer, Bill Bruford. At 21, he and original YES guitarist Peter Banks formed FLASH (EMI/Capitol). This fast and furious, flashy 70’s band was much acclaimed, but short-lived. They toured worldwide and recorded three albums with a hit single “Small Beginnings” reaching #28 in the USA. (FLASH is currently available on the UK Esoteric label.) After numerous reissues of their music over the years, FLASH reformed with Bennett, now on lead guitar, and original vocalist Colin Carter. In 2013, forty years since the last FLASH album, “Flash-Featuring Ray Bennett & Colin Carter” was released on Cleopatra Records.
LESLIE RASMUSSEN SPEAKS ON BROCK TURNER
Leslie Rasmussen, drummer of the band Good English, released a statement today clarifying her views and comments involved in the Brock Turner case. Recently, confidential court papers in the trial of Brock Turner were made public – including a character statement written by Leslie Rasmussen on Turner’s behalf. Taken out of context by many, Rasmussen has addressed the public by clarifying her beliefs and comments in a statement on their Facebook, posted in its entirety.
TOM MISCH “CRAZY DREAM”
20-year old South East Londoner Tom Misch unveils “Crazy Dream” feat. Loyle Carner, the new track is taken from Misch’s forthcoming debut live EP “Reverie” due for release 15th July through his own label Beyond The Groove.
“Crazy Dream” which will impact 29th July was premiered by Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 show and sees Tom collaborate once again with fellow South Londoner Loyle Carner. “Crazy Dream” is a warm bath of studiously relaxed hip-hop and soul – J Dilla style beats, John Mayer- esque guitar lines and Carner’s effortless, unhurried groove come together perfectly.
HUNDRED “WHAT REMAINS”
Brother-sister duo Hundreds release stunning, 3-D animated video for latest single “What Remains” – the first taste of new album The Wilderness (out via Embassy of Music 04/11/2016)
Created by Lars Nagler, the video revolves around themes of destruction and anihilation of the world, exploring the relationship between humanity and the earth, and nature as a formidable force.
The dark, introspective lyrics and ethereal instrumentation are perfectly complemented by Nagler’s manipulation of natural elements of rock, water, and wind, which fight back against the destruction of dilapidating industry and big black cities.
HAUX NEW SINGLE
Fusing dream-folk with lush electronic textures, Haux’s debut EP All We’ve Known is set for release on 8th July. In anticipation, the 24-year-old singer/songwriter/producer, Woodson Black, shares new single Seaside which will be released digitally this Friday 10th June. Featuring ambient guitar harmonics, the track explores themes of escapism with intense emotional and musical craft.
JADE VINE “ASY”
Alternative/rock band JADE VINE has launched a lyric video for “Asy (Now Or Never)”, the second single out of their sophomore album “Mind Of A Man” out worldwide via Musicarchy Media now. The video can be seen below.
“Mind Of A Man” has been co-produced by Hugh Neal and JADE VINE, engineered and mixed by Hugh Neal at The Friary Studios in Richmond, London and mastered by Oli Morgan at Fluid Studios, London. This album follows “Nothing Can Hide From Light” which had been produced by Dave Cavanagh from ANATHEMA in 2013.
THROWS ALBUM STREAM
There is always a moment, just before meeting an old friend, when fear kicks in. Has the relationship fizzled, or do you just pick up where you left off? For Mike Lindsay and Sam Genders, Tunng’s founding forefathers, a magical Icelandic adventure of man chats, drinks-til-dawn, and a little ‘Northern Falsetto’ has found the pair re-igniting their spark on new record THROWS.
WALTER PREMIERE A-SIDE “POETICS OF SPACE” VIA LA RECORD
Have you met WALTER? Maybe you snagged their Burger debut cassette last year, or maybe (like us) you saw them opening for the mighty FUZZ last fall. Well if you haven’t been introduced yet, we think you’re gonna love these LA psych-rock freaks.
JUSTIN MOORE LAUNCHES “BEST DAD IN THE WORLD CONTEST” WITH THE HELP OF HIS DAUGHTERS
Devoted father and Country superstar Justin Moore announced this week that he is launching the “Best Dad in the World Contest.” In honor of Father’s Day on June 19, the chart-topping, Platinum-selling artist will perform a private concert at one lucky winner’s house. Click here to enter, now through June 19.
Moore’s two biggest fans, daughters Ella and Kennedy, helped kick off the campaign with a heartwarming video explaining why they have the best dad. With the cute factor cranked way up, the girls exclaim, “Our dad is Justin Moore, and we like it when he cooks stir fry.”
THE HUNNA NEW SINGLE
Come take shade under the leaves of the Hunna Tree. With roots that bury themselves deep in the urgency of rock and a sound that’s dappled with a carefree indie aesthetic, The Hunna want you to take a leaf out of their book, let go of your inhibitions and be young, be free, and be whoever the hell you want to be.
Making their debut in October of 2015 with their first single, “Bonfire,” the UK four-piece have already carved out handful of songs with a sonic bombast that has garnered millions of Spotify streams, 5+ million video views and praise by the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Huw Stephens. The band sold out 3 nights at London’s Boston Music Rooms and by the time their second single, ‘We Could Be’ was unleashed, The Hunna’s music was making waves in the iTunes and Spotify charts on a global scale.
ANIMAL EYES NEW SINGLE
Since Animal Eyes moved to Portland from Alaska five years ago, the band has progressed steadily towards discovering the edges of where rock, pop, and psychedelic meet. Their experiments with pop formula and energetic live performance have landed Animal Eyes gigs alongside indie heroes Foals and Menomena, as well as festival spots at SXSW and Treefort Music Festival. The group has toured the West Coast extensively, and is gearing up to hit the road again in summer of 2016 in support of their upcoming album “Where We Go,” released May 20th, 2016.
WHITE SEA SHARES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BLOODLINE”
LA songstress White Sea AKA Morgan Kibby has shared a music video for her new single “Bloodline”. Directed by Kibby herself, the clip premiered yesterday on Billboard.
LISA HANNIGAN “PRAYER FOR THE DYING” PREMIERES TODAY ON NPR MUSIC
Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan’s highly anticipated new album, At Swim, will be released August 19 via ATO Records. The release follows her second full-length album, Passenger, that was praised by Rolling Stone who explained, “Her voice is light and agile, her phrasing like exquisite plumage, and her folksy songs move with deceptive power, sailing on guitars, strings and Irish drama.” “Prayer for the Dying,” the first track to be revealed off At Swim, is premiering today on NPR Music who says it “…showcases Hannigan’s considerable gift for slow-burning melancholy. Setting her lustrous voice against a backdrop of piano, slide guitar and swooning backing vocals, the song sways sweetly for four and a half languid, hypnotic minutes.”
THE PARANOID STYLE PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE “COMMON EMERGENCIES”
The Paranoid Style, led by songwriter Elizabeth Nelson, have announced that their debut full-length album, Rolling Disclosure, will be released July 15 on Bar/None Records. A first single, “Common Emergencies”, was premiered at SPIN. Of the track, co-written with Scott McCaughey (Minus 5/Young Fresh Fellows), Nelson said, “I was thinking the Faces – something kinda heedless and reckless like “Too Bad” from A Nod’s As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse. It’s a song where a lot goes wrong, things get busted, maybe that last bottle shouldn’t have been opened. It isn’t pretty, but sometimes shit goes down and then you gotta keep on keeping on.”
DRIFTWOOD PYRE NEW VIDEO
Straight from Minneapolis, psych-rocking quintet Driftwood Pyre have unveiled their latest offering of art since the group released their Driftwood Pyre (S/T) album in November of last year – via EXAG Records. The group has released their brand new video for their single Take Me To Your God with the music blog and tastemakers at Surviving the Golden Age.
Award-winning hip hop artist KB releases a new music video for “Drowning,” the fourth single from his Top 20 Billboard charting album Tomorrow We Live. “Drowning” represents the overwhelming and helpless feeling that people suffer from when struggling with things such as mental illness, drug addiction and suicidal tendencies. The song is meant to encourage those feeling underwater, KB explains it “is about turning to God to lift you up out of those dark situations.”
DISCIPLES X DAVID GUETTA
Following on from their collaborative release alongside dance music titan David Guetta, UK underground trio Disciples can now reveal the visual for ‘No Worries’.
A cinematic journey from start to finish, the lyrics guide you through the streets of London; resonating the trio’s south London roots. The bold verse and chorus are a nod to the fact that Duvall, Luke Mac and Gavin Kool have pushed through their struggle and worries to get where they are today – their thumb print logo signifying that they have made their mark on the music industry and youth culture of today.
ERIC KRASNO HEAR ALL MUSIC PREMIERE OF NEXT SINGLE “ON THE RISE”
Eric Krasno has announced tour dates in support of his forthcoming solo album, ‘Blood From A Stone,’ due July 8 on his own record label, Feel Music/Round Hill. The Grammy Award-winning guitarist/songwriter/producer, best known as a co-founder of Soulive and Lettuce, has assembled a band that features bassist Alex Chakour, drummer Eric Kalb, keyboardist DeShawn Alexander, rhythm guitarist Danny Mayer and backing vocalist Mary Corso. Initial shows include the band’s debut performances spread out over two nights in Colorado with Dumpstaphunk, headline shows stretching from Brooklyn through New England and an additional run of co-bills in the Southeast this fall with Marco Benevento.
WHEEL IN THE SKY “RAINBOW OF EVIL”
“Rainbow Of Evil” is the second video from Wheel In The Sky’s debut album “Heading For The Night”. The Swedish band is fronted by David Berlin who previously was a member of Uppsala’s Mother Superior that released two classic pysch rock albums, “The Mothership Has Landed” and “The Mothership Movement”, during the 90’s. David Berlin formed Wheel In The Sky after working on a few tracks in his cellar. The band slowly formed during the recordings and the outcome was the album “Heading For The Night”. Check out the bands new video for the song “Rainbow Of Evil”.
JOHN DOE’S VIDEO FOR “A LITTLE HELP”
John Doe’s music video for his track “A Little Help” premieres today on Pitchfork. The song appears on his new album The Westerner, out now via Cool Rock Records/Thirty Tigers. Doe calls The Westerner his “psychedelic soul record from the Arizona desert.” Watch the video here:
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS GREATEST HITS AVAILABLE ON VINYL
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Greatest Hits collection will be available on vinyl for the first time in North America on July 29 as a double LP on 180-Gram Black Vinyl. The album is the biggest selling in the band’s illustrious catalog, with sales surpassing twelve million copies since its 1993 release.
The album contains eighteen classics including “American Girl,” “Refugee,” “Learning To Fly,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More” and many others. The collection also features the singles from Tom Petty’s solo album Full Moon Fever including “Free Fallin,” “I Won’t Back Down” and “Runnin’ Down A Dream.” Rounding out the track listing are “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and a cover of Thunderclap Newman’s “Something In The Air” which were first made available on this hits collection.
D∆WN NEW SINGLE
D∆WN (Dawn Richard) has unveiled her new track “Serpentine Fire” for the Adult Swim Singles Program and it’s out of this world. Premiered by The FADER, it is the third track of the program released thus far and available for download via Adultswim.com/singles. Produced by Clark, the potent groove is infectious and makes you want to move while D∆WN sounds like the queen of everything on it. Put this one on repeat and share.
HANNAH GEORGAS’ “WASTE”
“Waste” is from Georgas’ anticipated new full-length album For Evelyn, which will be released June 24 on Dine Alone Records and is now available to pre-order. Each digital pre-order comes with an instant download of “Waste” as well as the first single, “Don’t Go,” and the album track, “Rideback.”
PSALM ZERO NEW SINGLE
Spin is now streaming “Pay Tomorrow,” offering, “PSALM ZERO’s new song is ’80s metal the way it never actually happened in the ’80s: drum machines, stacked guitars, dolorous vocals, and whining keys- like if Iron Maiden, Killing Joke, and Psychedelic Furs had all splintered from the same source code. It’s dreamy, it’s bloody, and it’s certainly screaming for vengeance.”
COMET CONTROL NEW SONG
Toronto space rock cosmonauts COMET CONTROL will re-enter the atmosphere on June 24 with their stargazed sophomore album, Center Of The Maze (Tee Pee Records). The band features vocalist / guitarist Chad Ross and guitarist Andrew Moszynski, each formerly of heavy psych champions QUEST FOR FIRE and garage rockers THE DEADLY SNAKES. The powerhouse musicians are joined in COMET CONTROL by Nicole Howell (bass), Jay Anderson (drums) and Christopher Sandes (keys). In advance of the record’s release, the band premieres the new song, “Criminal Mystic”, via Exclaim!, who exhalt, “Electronic buzz collides with totally righteous rock ‘n’ roll riffs, while hazy vocals add the finishing touch on the onslaught of cosmic psychedelia”.
PROBLEM NEW SINGLE “FUCKIN MONEY”
After two lit performances on both stages during last weeks’ Powerhouse concert, Problem is back with some brand new heat. Check out his new track “Fuckin Money” produced by Harley Mac, DJ Quik and Uncle Dave.
PAUL JOINS FACEBOOK IN LAUNCHING 360° PHOTOGRAPHY
Facebook today is launching a new way of sharing those special moments with friends and family: 360 photos. To celebrate the launch, Paul is one of the first to share a 360 photo on Facebook.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” CERTIFIED PLATINUM
Makes The Fastest Trip To #1 On Radio Songs For A Male Artist Since Michael Jackson’s “Black Or White” (25 Years).
HEROIN GIRLS DEBUTS NEW SINGLE “THE GIRLS I WISH I NEVER KNEW”
Alternative rock group, Heroin Girls, announces the release of their single, “The Girls I Wish I Never Knew.” This is the first track off the artist’s debut album, Introducing Heroin Girls, due out on July 1st.