RLYR ALBUM STREAM
Listen to the debut album from Chicago’s RLYR, a band comprised of some of the most esteemed members of the city’s experimental rock community: Steven Hess (also of Locrian), Colin DeKuiper (also of Bloodiest, ex: Russian Circles) and Trevor Shelley de Brauw (also of Pelican). Check the stream below, the album Delayer is available this Friday, June 17th via Magic Bullet Records the same day they head out on tour.
LION BABE ANNOUNCE NEW MIXTAPE ‘SUN JOINT’
Today, acclaimed R&B/soul band LION BABE are pleased to announce their new mixtape, SUN JOINT. The mixtape will be available for download beginning on Tuesday, June 21st at www.teamlionbabe.com. The 11-track mixtape will be their first of all-new material since their debut album, Begin, which was released earlier this year. The band has also shared the mixtape’s first song, “Endless Summer,” which premiered earlier this morning via Stereogum.
TEEN BODY SHARE FULL STREAM OF NOSTALGIC ALBUM VIA BROOKLYN MAGAZINE
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. Inspired by crystal magick, natural wonders and fast car rides through mountain roads, the music is a shimmering blend of shoegaze atmosphere and post punk grit.After nearly two years of writing and gigging through the seasons of NYC, Teen Body is gearing up to release their debut LP, Get Home Safe: a 12 song odyssey recorded in Bushwick with Bryan Keller at Zen as Fuck Studios.
COLBIE CAILLAT NEW ALBUM
Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter, Colbie Caillat, has announced plans to release upcoming album, The Malibu Sessions with an accompanying tour this Fall. The follow up to 2014’s Gypsy Heart, which featured inspiring, platinum-selling, “Try”, will be released through a partnership between her new label PlummyLou Records and RED Distribution. The Malibu Sessions tour will be Colbie’s first-ever acoustic tour, and will feature fellow musicians Justin Young and High Dive Heart.
DEFTONES FRONTMAN CHINO MORENO TO PLAY HISTORIC PERFORMANCE INSIDE A VOLCANO
Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival has unveiled an incredibly impressive lineup this year featuring 177 acts, including Deftones who are scheduled to headline the main event. However, the alt-metal band’s lead signer will also wow a handful of guests at a hyper-special side event with an acoustic set, in what will become one of the planet’s most unique settings.
Chino Moreno has just been announced as the artist to play Secret Solstice presents Inside The Volcano, within Iceland’s Thrihnuagigur volcano on June 18th. The event will mark the first time in history an artist has performed publicly inside a volcano, which is sure to be an incredible experience for only 20 paying ticket holders.
INFINITE SPECTRUM NEW SINGLE
Now less than two weeks from release is the soaring second album by NYC-based progressive rock/metal outfit, INFINITE SPECTRUM. The band’s Sensory Records debut, Haunter Of The Dark is a full-length concept recording based on the short story by master of horror, H. P. Lovecraft.
WATCH “WHEN IT RAIN”
Danny Brown returns to the spotlight with an incredible video for his new single, “When It Rain”. The track arrives in digital retailers today via Warp and marks his first new release since 2013’s critically lauded, Old. The video, directed by Mimi Cave, perfectly encapsulates Danny’s frenetic stylings juxtapozed with VHS-footage and Detroit’s modern urban surrealism.
Danny will talk about the single and what he’s got coming up tomorrow with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 – tune in @ 10am (PT), 1pm (ET), 6pm (UK), 7pm (CET).
Danny states, “With the blessing of my Fools Gold family by my side, I’m excited to be working with Warp on new material. They’re music fans to the same high degree I am and I’m looking forward to breaking some rules together.”
USED CASSETTES NEW VIDEO
Sunburnt, half-dazed and several piers down from the fluoride tide of the Korean Wave, Used Cassettes are a stomp-and-stagger rock band based in Seoul. Yesterday Impose premiered the music video for “Sergio Leone” off their album Rock n Rills out now on MagicStrawberry Sound. About the music video, the band said:
“Used Cassettes pay homage to Sergio Leone with their new Kimchi Western. This blood-in-the-sand tale follows Blondie (Danny Arens) as he walks across the bone-dry-desert to the saloons of Seoul seeking revenge. But Angel Lies (played by Daniel Snoeks) has something else in mind. Co-starring Choiza, Sara Rickwa, Codye Lazear and Used Cassettes. Directed by Jonah Whipp and Used Cassettes. Rated R.”
RILEY ETHERIDGE NEW ALBUM
NYC-based Americana singer-songwriter Riley Etheridge Jr. will be releasing a new album, Secrets, Hope & Waiting, on September 9, 2016 via Rock Ridge Music (with distribution through ADA). In addition to the usual CD and digital formats, Etheridge also plans to release the album in a high-resolution audio version (96kHz/24-bit) through portals that distribute hi-res files. The album tells a story from multiple points of view, encompassing an eight-song travelogue (plus two alternate versions) that takes its listeners on an intimate, acoustic-oriented character journey that spans the course of three decades.
The sonic template for Secrets is quite an intentionally intimate one – minimalistic and sparse to let the mood and story shine. You’ll hear Etheridge’s chair move at the outset of the attempted soothing of “Hush,” how the delicate four-part harmonies mesh on the pleading of “Hoping & Waiting,” Simon Lott’s subtle toms and mallet work on the optimistic charge of “Everything You Wanted,” and the wistful wishfulness of the lead track “Like a Fool.” Overall, the very nature of the high-resolution recording itself, co-produced by Etheridge with longtime bandmate Larry Sieberth, makes you feel like you’re right there in the studio alongside Etheridge and his fellow musicians.
MARK MALLMAN PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “TERRIFIED”
Minneapolis rock & roll mastermind Mark Mallman released his eighth full-length album, The End Is Not The End, in March, garnering high-praise from publications such as the Minneapolis City Pages, who called the album, “an epic, near-perfect release.” Following the release of the Snapchat animation video for “It’s Good To Be Alive” last month, Mallman returns with a video for “Terrified”, premiered today via PureVolume.
HORSEBACK NEW ALBUM & SINGLE
Dead Ringers, the forthcoming full-length from HORSEBACK, is a lush, heady, and singular blend of organic and synthetic textures. The new LP sees the one-man Chapel Hill, North Carolina experimental project continuing to evolve while staying true to its distinctive sound. Written, produced, engineered, and mixed by mastermind Jenks Miller, Dead Ringers finds HORSEBACK weaving a bright web of drone, krautrock, shoegaze, metal, and psychedelic elements, driven by wispy guitars, synths, beats, and clean vocals, and bolstered by dense layers of hypnotic resonance. The music is heavy yet light, stretching across eight tracks (including one mammoth seventeen-minute epic). Taking influence from the doomiest grooves and the nuance of minimal electronics, Dead Ringers is the most cohesive representation of HORSEBACK’s musical vision to date.
FIDLAR COLLABORATES WITH THE FLAMING LIPS
This morning LA quartet FIDLAR shared a new music video for “Punks”. Created in collaboration with fellow DIY-minded band The Flaming Lips, the dystopian clip follows a working class protagonist’s ill-fated journey to outer space to join an elite group of super chromosome money making power plants.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS JOIN JAMES CORDEN ON THE LATE LATE SHOW FOR ‘CARPOOL KARAOKE’
Last night the Red Hot Chili Peppers joined James Corden on The Late Late Show on CBS for ‘Carpool Karaoke’, featuring favorites “Under The Bridge”, “Californication,” the band’s new single “Dark Necessities,” and more.
TIGER TOOTH NEW ALBUM
After three albums, countless EPs, and successful releases on labels like Modular UK, Ninja Tune, and Dim Mak, Johnny Siera of The Death Set, is joined by band-mate, synthesist and producer William Broussard, and visual/video artist Sofia Szamosi for their latest passion project. Out today, Brooklyn techno trio Tiger Tooth’s full length album is taking the underground by storm. The 15-track unveiling, the next step in Tiger Tooth’s evolution as an audio and visual powerhouse, is now available for streaming and purchase.
United by their unique outlook on multi-media concepts, Tiger Tooth is a DIY synthesis of dark, twisted techno and fine-crafted visuals. The comprehensive Tiger Tooth release features futuristic and bassy sounds throughout the entirety of the album. After starting this journey in February of 2016 with the release of their highly-rated lead single “Tiger Asylum,” Tiger Tooth is taking it to the next level with their debut album already gaining strong reactions and play from a diverse list of tastemakers including Marco Carola, Groove Armada, Paco Osuna, Digitalism, Danny Tenaglia, Anna Lunoe, Ramon Tapia, M.A.N.D.Y. + more.. The legendary Laurent Garnier can’t get enough, saying “…super trippy… looooove this” – and Skream hopping on board to simply say that he’s “feeling this.”
DONYE KIMAL “USED TO BE”
Dayton, Ohio-After five consecutive seasons of raising the bar in urban music and pushing the perimeters of Hip-Hop with thought-provoking lyrics, social commentary and street-smart narratives, rapidly rising rap star Donye Kimal releases seedy love song “Used To Be” from his highly anticipated forthcoming mixtape Little Afrika, which will be released later this Summer.
Produced by musical maestro Denis The Producer, the sensual summer breeze is a retrospective look at the evolution of romantic relationships. In Donye’s defiant delivery, he reflects on how couples fall in love, encounter difficulties in the relationship and change over time.
TAYLOR COLSON UNVEILS NEW MUSIC VIDEO “YOU WANT IT”
South Florida native Taylor Colson is widely recognized for her impeccable vocal abilities and uncanny talent to re-craft current Top 40 hits into her own renditions. By mixing urban and mainstream pop, the singer/songwriter has created a genre-bending sound of her own. Throughout her career, she has covered powerhouses such as Demi Lovato, BEBE Rexha, Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas and Meghan Trainor to name a few. Her unparalleled cover videos have become YouTube hits, garnering more than half a million views to date. Today, Taylor is thrilled to unveil her debut original single/music video for hit single, “You Want It” with Paste Magazine. The track is a personal song for Taylor who explains “I wrote this song immediately after getting into a fight with my boyfriend.” The song is about wanting that special person to always love you and be there for you, a very simple yet powerful message. The song and video were produced by the South Florida based company, Afflux Studios [Song- Producer: Arcaeus, Engineer: Bryan James, Mix & Mastered: Bryan James, Written By: Bryan James, Erik Chokanis, Taylor Colson, Video- Director & Editor: Bobby Keegan]. The song is off of Taylor’s forthcoming EP, which chronicles the singer’s first time falling in love.
PETER BJORN AND JOHN’S “BREAKIN’ POINT”
Somehow it didn’t feel like five years since Peter Bjorn and John had graced us with their presence. But sure enough, the Swedish trio’s new album Breakin’ Point, their seventh, is the first new project we’ve heard from them since 2011’s Gimme Some. Announced a couple months ago with the brash and bright “What You Talking About” and the solemn, singalong title track, the album came out this past Friday. It’s a wonderfully constructed and unabashed pop record.
AARON NEVILLE’S NEW TRACK “I WANNA LOVE YOU”
“I Wanna Love You,” the new track from Aaron Neville—one of the most recognizable voices in American music history—premieres today at NPR Music. Of the song NPR Music says, “…he projects both a younger man’s candor and an elder’s willingness to look back.”
TEEN SENSATION VERONICA POWERS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO “YOU’VE GOT SOMETHING”
Fourteen-year old pop artist and actress VERONICA POWERS is excited to announce the release of her new single and music video “YOU’VE GOT SOMETHING ”, directed by indie filmmaker William Von Tagen. It’s a fun, energetic summer track.
VERONICA is currently collaborating in the studio with songwriters/producers for her full-length debut EP, including heavy hitters such as Francci Richards (Keyshia Cole, Patti LaBelle, JoJo, Fergie) and renowned vocal coach and talent consultant CeCe Sammy (UK’s Pop Idol, Leona Lewis, The Voice UK, America’s Got Talent).
THE FLOOZIES RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘SUMMER FLING’
The Floozies are pleased to announce their new single ‘Summer Fling’. This release follows a huge weekend for the band where they played massive sets at both Bonnaroo and Mysteryland.
The Floozies will be on the road this summer hitting several festivals including Purple Hatter’s Ball, Electric Forest, High Sierra, North Coast Music Fest and several others. The Floozies will ring in the Fall season with a headlining show at Red Rocks, and then they will cap off the year at Dominican Holidaze.
STREAM TEGAN AND SARA’S PRIDE MIXTAPE EXCLUSIVELY ON PANDORA
This mixtape was curated by the twin sister duo, and features tracks and anthems that inspire acceptance, freedom, self expression and love. Tegan and Sara’s latest album Love You To Death was released on June 3rd.
D∆WN (DAWN RICHARD) UNVEILS NEW VIRTUAL REALITY VIDEO FOR “NOT ABOVE THAT”
“Not Above That” came out in early 2016 on Local Action, with nods from Pitchfork, FACT, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Jezebel, Stereogum, SPIN, The FADER, Resident Advisor, Tiny Mixtapes and more. Since sharing the song, she’s also dropped “Wake Up”, a new song and video from her upcoming album, the Infrared EP produced by Kingdom and a Yours Truly Songs From Scratch collaboration with Oshi. Her next album, RED*emp*tion, the third in a trilogy with her critically-acclaimed Goldenheart and Blackheart, is slated for release this fall.
DIPLO’S MAJOR LAZER DEBUTS VIDEO FOR “NIGHT RIDERS”
International superstars Major Lazer—the collaborative project of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire—debut a new video for “Night Riders” featuring Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Mad Cobra today. Watch the video, directed by KILLDEATH , edited at Mad Decent/TMWRK studios by Kyle Depinna and Sean Dwyer and featuring Scott. “Night Riders” is taken from the group’s critically acclaimed Peace Is The Mission.
LAURA MVULA NEW VIDEO
The video, directed by Damian Weilers is beautiful, ambiguous and full of images that would easily work as powerful standalone stills. The song itself is one of heartbreak, a post-breakup lament in which she mourns the loss of a life-redefining love.
‘Show Me Love’ is lifted from Laura’s anticipated, forthcoming album ‘The Dreaming Room’, which drops this Friday (June 17th).
EERIE NEW ALBUM
Bi-coastal black metal / hard rock band, EERIE, will release its self-titled debut album, Eerie, on July 29 via Tee Pee Records. Featuring a monster mash of musicians including guitarist Tim Lehi (Draugar, Twilight), bassist Dave Sweetapple (Witch), drummer Moses Saarni (Futur Skullz) and vocalist Shane Baker (Pins of Light, Alaric), EERIE plays haunting, biting metal.
Recorded in Oakland, California’s Earhammer Audio by producer Greg Wilkinson (Graves at Sea, Vastum), the record delivers a lycanthropic lashing. The skeleton of EERIE’s sound rises from the casket of traditional black metal, but the band injects the putrid corpse with a solid steel 70’s heavy-prog backbone, giving life to monstrous music and a fantastic horrorscope of sound.
BEN RECTOR ANNOUNCES “THE BIGGEST TOUR I HAVE DONE SO FAR”
Ben Rector will kick off “The Biggest Tour I Have Done So Far” on August 24 at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH. The extensive headline run will include shows at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN (August 27), Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA (September 30) and the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL (October 21). It will conclude at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on October 23.
Pre-sale tickets will be available to Spotify subscribers. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 24.
BRODERICK BATTS DOCU
Hip Hop and R&B artist Broderick Batts grew up as the “quiet kid” in his native town of Tampa, Florida. Rarely speaking to people outside his family, it was not until his Junior year of High School that his quiet life of introspection was suddenly interrupted by the music of Little Wayne & Kanye West, inspiring Broderick to overcome his shyness and become an MC.
TIERGARTEN NEW SINGLE
It was late 2013, when Mats Rybø, a songwriter for the girls in the famous Norwegian band Katzenjammer, started to get serious attention for forming the band Tiergarten. His delicate vocals may garner much of the attention but the electronic sound wrapped in an effortless power-perormance is what unifies the sound’s entirety.
Tiergarten has refined and perfected their style into a new sound that they feel encapsulates the essence of pop music with a rock dynamic, alternating between moments full of drama and a delightful energy.
AMERICAN SONGWRITER PREMIERES DYAN’S NEW SINGLE “DAYS UPON DAYS”
DYAN is Alexis Marsh, Samuel Jones and Dan Dorff Jr. Their debut album, Looking For Knives, was written by Marsh and produced by Marsh and Jones (who make up the film scoring duo Alexis & Sam) between 2012 and 2015 while living and working in Los Angeles and Cincinnati.
CHELSEA DASH DEBUTS NEW TRACK “QUICKSAND”
CHELSEA DASH is sharing an advance listen of her new single “Quicksand,” ahead of its official release on Friday, June 24.The four-octave vocal powerhouse partnered with BreatheHeavy.com for an exclusive premiere of the song and lyric video,which they praised as an “empowering anthem helmed by the up-and-coming pop starlet” (6/14/16); watch now here. The hypnotic pop track is just the first of more new music to come as DASH will release her new album Dangerous on Friday, July 22.
ALEXIS BABINI REVEALS THIRD SINGLE “THE WORLD WAS STILL”
Today, Alexis Babini releases the track and official lyric video for the third single off of his upcoming Eh? EP, “The World Was Still.” The video is exclusively premiering on Just Jared Jr. Prior to this release, Babini has released two singles off the EP, titled “Let’s Get Stoned,” which Pop Dust called, “absolute fire” and “Dammit Joanna.”
MARK ALLEN-PICCOLO RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “DO FOR YOU”
Today, Bay Area based artist Mark Allen-Piccolo releases his debut single, “Do For You.” The track exclusively premiered on The Deli Magazine San Francisco, and will be released via Noble Steed.
NEW VIDEO FROM YOUNG DOLPH
Another day, another dope Young Dolph video. Just one day after dropping the video for “They Don’t Want It,” the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Prince revisits February’s King of Memphis with the visual for “On My Way,” in which Dolph spends a romantic evening with his lady (portrayed by VH1 reality star Deelishis) in a gorgeous mansion. The video is the sixth visual released from King of Memphis, which Noisey praised as “a solid debut album from one of the most quietly popular artists in the South right now, and it’s well worth your time.” Amidst a busy SXSW schedule in March and an on-going tour, Young Dolph has shared visuals for King of Memphis singles “Get Paid,” “Facts,” “Fuck It,” “It’s Goin Down,” and “Let Me See It.”
AMANDA MARKLEY RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “COLD (REVISITED)”
Seattle’s rising alternative pop starlet Amanda Markley recently dropped her latest self-titled EP on 5/6/16, which included an emotional, stripped-down version of her former hit track “Cold.” The hauntingly beautiful piano version, “Cold (Revisited)” highlights the artist’s delicate tone of Markley’s voice with it’s gut wrenching emotional lyrics that take the listener on a journey through the feeling of loss. Today, Markley is thrilled to partner with Paste Magazine for the exclusive first look at the official music video of “Cold (Revisited).” The video was directed by Jared Hole and filmed by Noah Martin. Here is what Amanda Markley had to say about the song:
CUBE SHARES NEW TRACK “SAFE WORD”
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.
“AIRPORT LOVE” VIDEO
Much-beloved Sydney collective Jenny Broke The Window today announce the impending release of their second EP Feels Good, dropping on Friday July 15.
The greatness of Feels Good lies in the sum of its parts, full of unexpected loops and harmonies. Jenny Broke the Window have always been about building something unshakeable. Feels Good was built on the foundations of a rock-solid narrative, an immersive atmosphere, and innovative melodic motifs. Frontman and principle songwriter Sam Lathlean asserts that the EP was treated “like a mini album” in the way it flows deftly from one song to the next. “It’s definitely been treated in a way so all the songs fit nicely together. Lots of recurring themes – nostalgia, teenage angst, romance and coming of age stories.”
GEARS “END THIS”
Miami, Florida based Hard Rock band GEARS have released a lyric video for their track “End This” (originally premiering with Metal Underground) from their latest EP “Pride Comes Before The Fall” which is available now on iTunes. The “End This” lyric video is the 3rd lyric video that has been released from the EP with the critically acclaimed “Face Down” and “Take Away” lyric videos coming before it.
The EP was written by Corey Lowery & GEARS, produced, mixed, & engineered by Corey Lowery, and mastered by Rodney Mills Masterhouse. The lyric video was created by Cody Doyle of CB Entertainment.