LOUIS BERRY “NICOLE”
Currently being championed by Annie Mac, Clara Amfo and Huw Stephens, who are calling him the ‘Liverpudlian Johnny Cash’, Louis Berry is back with the video for his critically acclaimed single ‘Nicole. Hitting the Spotify UK Viral chart fresh from Radio 1’s Big Weekend and now nominated as best live act at the AIM awards – it’s fair to say the young singer-songwriter is on fire.
GRACE NEW ALBUM & SINGLE
Australian vocal powerhouse GRACE SEWELL’s debut album, FMA is now available for pre-order, and is set for release on July 1st on Regime Music Societe/ RCA Records. Fans who pre-order FMA will instantly receive current singles “You Don’t Own Me,” “Hell of a Girl,” and new song “Hope You Understand.”
“PHAT ASS GIRLS”
BRUTE FORCZ is a kick ass heavy metal band from Los Angeles, CA. The band was formed in 2010 after ex professional wrestlers Slammer and Jammer decided they wanted to make heavy metal music in the style of Motorhead, Judas Priest, AC/DC and W.A.S.P. The power trio began performing in Los Angeles in the Summer of 2010. They immediately gained attention and a growing fan base opening for bands such as WASP, LA Guns, Loudness, Michael Schenker Group, Joey Bella Donna (Anthrax), Y&T, Steel Panther, George Lynch and many more. They then caught the attention of legendary producers Bob Kulick and Brett Chassen. The band recorded their debut album at Office Studios and features 10 songs that kick major ass. Their music has received huge amounts of press and exposure online within the metal community.
New Parisian pop singer/songwriter JAIN is set to release her Come EP on June 24th via RCA Records/Spookland/Sony Music France. The EP will feature an extended version of JAIN’s highly successful international single, “Come” as well as brand new remixes of the track.
“Come,” which was written by JAIN, currently has over 16 million streams worldwide and is platinum in France and Gold in Poland and Italy. The official music video has over 25 million views. Earlier this year JAIN performed on the Finale of The Voice of Italy, The French Grammy’s (Victoires De La Musique), Le Grand Journal, Le Petit Journal and many more shows in Italy, Germany Poland and France.
ISLANDER has announced details behind Power Under Control, their upcoming new album set for release on August 5th, 2016. Rolling Stone is debuting the first video and album’s commencing track “Darkness.” Power Under Control features the recording debut of official members Arin Ilejay (ex-Avenged Sevenfold) and J.R. Bareis (Love And Death), further proving ISLANDER are a part of rock’s DNA as much as their contemporaries.
MATTHEW AND THE ATLAS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ON A MIDNIGHT STREET”
Matthew and The Atlas release a new music video for “On A Midnight Street,” the new single from the exceptional album, Temple (Communion Records).
A real highlight from the new album, the lyrics for “On A Midnight Street” in fact stem from Matthew And The Atlas’ Matt Hegarty’s fears about climate change, especially poignant to him as a new father worried about the world his daughter will grow up in.
HERON GIBRAN “HOW I PAINT IT”
Introducing Heron Gibran is to introduce you to a world of creative impulse. Painter. Filmmaker. Writer. MC. He is all of these things and much more. These facets of such a care-free whole are never more apparent than in the visual for his song “How I Paint It”, filmed in Amsterdam by Hot 97’s Langston Sessoms of Chop-n-Shoot Films. Heron said, “[This song] is about searching for inspiration and choosing a path…do you take the traditional path or do you follow your own?”
K CAMP x 2 CHAINZ x “5 MINUTES”
K Camp is back with a visual for his new track “5 Minutes” directed by The Motion Family. The video gives fans a glimpse of K Camp’s reality. With the help of beautiful women and two smooth rappers just about anything can happen in “5 Minutes.” Throughout the video lyrics appear as graphics images, one in particular references the newly released Trap God, Gucci Mane. Watch as 2 Chainz showcases his dab and K Camp becomes the life of the party.
JAY ARNER NEW VIDEO
Jay Arner’s Jay II is music for outsiders who might not want to be insiders. Sophisticated synth-pop for sensitive types or existential glam-rock for the unsettled. These songs are the soundtrack to fitting in, finding your place in the world of suffering, and finally coming to terms with yourself.
“Following my first album I toured extensively for two years, going to a lot of places I’ve never been,” Arner explains. “I love touring but on another level I viscerally felt how huge and indifferent the world is. I visited the Grand Canyon twice. It’s an amazing monument to deep time. What am I? I’m a human musician.”
CHICAGO AND EARTH, WIND & FIRE ANNOUNCE 2016 FALL TOUR
Due to popular demand, two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands CHICAGO and EARTH, WIND & FIRE announced their fall 2016 HEART AND SOUL TOUR 3.0, a 15-city trek across the U.S. and Canada following their hit summer 2015 Heart and Soul Tour and spring 2016 Heart and Soul Tour 2.0. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, will allow fans across North America the opportunity to see the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling groups live beginning October 19 in Rochester, NY. The tour will continue through U.S cities such as Manchester, Albany and Eugene as well as make its first extensive run throughout Canada, visiting cities such as Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver. The tour will conclude on November 13 at Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, MT.
American Express cardholders will have access to presale tickets in select cities beginning Tuesday, June 21 at 10 a.m. local time. General tickets in select cities will be available beginning Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. local time.
“THE JOEY CANYON SHOW” SIGNS DEAL WITH COMCAST ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION
After announcing the renewal for a second season, “The Joey Canyon Show” has signed a deal with the Regional Emmy award-winning Comcast Entertainment Television network, which presents programming dedicated to the state of Colorado.
“I am very pleased to announce that starting June 19th, 2016, ‘The Joey Canyon Show’ will begin airing on Comcast Entertainment Television. This will be a welcome addition to our audience base in my home state of Colorado and fans of those in Utah, while adding 1.25 million viewers who can watch our Traditional Country Music variety show on Comcast,” says Joey Canyon.
ASHES AT DAWN “MONSTER”
Canadian based, multi-generational rockers ASHES AT DAWN have released the darkly themed Official Video for their debut single “Monster”, off of their highly anticipated album, Reborn. Directed by Rich Misener at Cut Cartel, the video stars Brittany Scott in a modern Gothic storyline hinting at classic themes of loss and tragedy.
THE SO SO GLOS RELEASE “DANCING INDUSTRY”
New York City-based rock band The So So Glos are excited to present the official music video for “Dancing Industry,” the opener on the band’s recently released, critically acclaimed studio album, Kamikaze. Helmed by Charlie Ahearn, director of the classic 1983 hip-hop film Wild Style, and featuring the W.A.F.F.L.E. crew, “Dancing Industry” is an exciting glimpse into the world of street performance art captured within a bustling New York City subway car.
THIRD ION NEW SINGLE
THIRD ION, featuring former members of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND, INTO ETERNITY, and ANNIHILATOR, have partnered with Friedhof Magazine for the premiere of “Illogical” from forthcoming album Biolith. Stream the track below.
GUCCI MANE CELEBRATES HOMECOMING WITH “GUCCI & FRIENDS” CONCERT
Atlantic recording artist Gucci Mane has announced a major homecoming concert, “Gucci & Friends,” his first live performance since his early release last month. The iconic rapper will celebrate with a star-studded concert extravaganza, slated for July 22nd at Atlanta, GA’s world renowned Fox Theatre. An array of surprise special guests are expected. Tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, June 24th at 10 AM ET (fan pre-sales begin Thursday, June 23rd at 10am ET).
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:
RAE SREMMURD TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Mississippi hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd will release their eagerly awaited second album, entitled SremmLife 2, on August 12th via Ear Drummer Records/ Interscope Records.
SremmLife 2 is the follow-up to brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi’s platinum selling album SremmLife, which debuted atop Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop Albums and Rap albums chart, while cracking the Top 5 on the Top 200 Albums chart its first week. SremmLife scored the duo five platinum-selling singles, including the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced “No Flex Zone,” and “No Type,” which is co-produced by Swae Lee. The album was executive produced by Mike WiLL Made-It (Rihanna, Beyoncé, 2 Chainz,) who is also a producer on SremmLife 2.
LO SOUND DESERT DOCU
LO SOUND DESERT, the video documentary about the Californian Desert music scene, which gave birth to bands like Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Queens Of The Stone Age and more, will finally be released worldwide this summer on July 1st via Monoduo Films. A decade in the making by filmmaker Jörg Steineck (Truckfighters), LO SOUND DESERT is the definite music documentary about desert rock. The video trailer can be viewed here:
ARIANA & THE ROSE ‘SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST / DIRTY DANCING’
Incredible new video from Ariana and the Rose, who today unveiled the visuals for ‘Dirty Dancing’, which is part of Ariana’s latest double A-side release.
The band have had an incredible 2016 thus far, supporting artists such as Jack Garratt, Wolf Gang, and Foxes. ‘Survival of the Fittest’ was also used recently by NBA as one of their Jam Sessions, whilst the Rainer + Grimm remix was premiered by influential record label and Youtube channel Selected, clocking up over 120k plays to date.
FOR NOW “THE MASK”
“The Mask” is the first single from For Now‘s second full length album, Running From It, and it announces the duo’s return with gorgeously sparse instrumentation that nevertheless builds a complete world for the listener. It was recorded at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco, engineered by Beau Sorenson and produced by For Now and Beau Sorenson. The music, mostly pop and mostly electronic, incorporates subject matter that ranges from reflections on the experience of love and marriage to escapist manifestos and odes to death. Overall, the album aspires to achieve sonic and emotional transparency; their songs mean what they say.
GARBAGE TO PERFORM TONIGHT ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
In celebration of the release of their critically acclaimed sixth studio studio album Strange Little Birds, Garbage will perform tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tune in to ABC at 11:35pm/10:35pm CST to catch the band’s return to late night television.
AUTOEROTIQUE & HUNTER SIEGEL RELEASE “OTF” ON CALVIN HARRIS’ FLY EYE RECORDS
Renowned for bringing heavyweight talent together for unique, one-off collaborations, Calvin Harris’ Fly Eye Records does it again with OTF – a mind-rattling, festival-ready track courtesy of AutoErotique and Hunter Siegel.
One of the first electronic acts signed to Dim Mak, Toronto-based AutoErotique makes dance music that’s endlessly shape-shifting, yet always exhilarating. Releasing a stream of club hits across Owsla, Mad Decent, Arkade, Armada and Ultra and collaborating with heavy-hitters Major Lazer and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, AutoErotique’s no stranger to topping both the Beatport Charts and the iTunes Dance Chart, whilst also playing the biggest dance music festivals in the world and winning awards such as the Much Music Award for Dance Video of the Year, the MuchFact Video of the Year and a nomination for the prestigious 2016 Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year.
STATEMENT FROM RADIOHEAD
Our hearts go out to those attacked tonight at Velvet IndieGround in Istanbul. We hope that someday we will be able to look back on such acts of violent intolerance as things of the ancient past. For now, we can only offer our fans in Istanbul our love and support.
CAVEBOY RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “MONOCHROME”
Today, Montreal-based trio Caveboy released the video for their track, Monochrome,from their 2015 self-titled EP. The video, which premiered via Exclaim!, was directed by Amit Kehar. It’sa stunning dark-meets-light production of flash frames, pairing well against an unwavering synth melody and Michelle Bensimon’s powerful vocals.
JOSH KAUFMAN RELEASES NEW SELF-TITLED EP
Josh Kaufman, Season 6 Champion of NBC’s “The Voice,” releases his first self-titled EP today, now available on all music platforms. The EP features a total of six songs, including his first single “Truth Be Told,” which was released on May 27. Other songs on the EP include the soulfully upbeat “All I Ask,” powerful vocal ballad “Avalanche,” jazzy foot-tapper “Paycheck,” love-inspired “The World,” and catchy radio-ready hit “Digging Deep.”
For most of his life, Josh Kaufman has used his smooth, masterful vocals to uplift and inspire. The Indianapolis-based singer-songwriter possesses a stunning range and singular power that captures pure emotion. A longtime guitarist and piano player, Kaufman has also diligently perfected his instrumental skills, with the new EP channeling his rich vocal work into a gracefully catchy blend of soul, funk, R&B, rock and classic pop.
RADIO MOSCOW’S NEW LIVE TRACK “BEFORE IT BURNS” VIA MUSIC AFICIONADO!
Radio Moscow’s new double LP Live! In California was recorded absolutely live (no overdubs) over two nights at The Satellite club in Los Angeles in December 2015. The album features 76 minutes of the trio’s unique brand of high-energy psychedelic rock’n’roll. The material is pulled from all their studio albums and the songs feature new arrangements.
THE GAME RELEASES NEW SINGLE “ALL EYEZ”
Recently, A&E premiered The Game’s 3-part docuseries “Streets of Compton” that chronicled the city’s transformative history and featured exclusive interviews from past and current Compton natives who persevered and survived with pride. The booming 11-track musical companion is entrenched in West Coast funk and features Compton artists Problem, Boogie and producers League of Starz and Bongo among others. Billboard Magazine hailed the new docuseries as “A Perfect Straight Outta Compton Companion Piece.”
TOM ODELL ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR
Tom Odell today announces his upcoming fall North American tour, kicking off October 3rd in Philadelphia and wrapping October 21st in Vancouver with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and more. He has also announced a free show on June 30th in New York City’s Madison Square Park in advance of his autumn headlining tour. The UK Telegraph wrote of Odell’s recent London show that he was “electrifying…with a big, bold, bravura performance … a whole layer of charismatic rock swagger…Odell might be the missing link between showboating Seventies Elton and the epic emotionalism of Coldplay. In a set where new songs were greeted just as rapturously as old favourites, Odell did more than enough to suggest …his (Brit) Critics Choice Award might not be his last.”
FEW BITS “ANYONE ELSE”
Following lauded single ‘Summer Sun’ and on the back of stellar performances at SXSW, Canadian Music Week and The Great Escape, Belgian indie dream-pop group Few Bits announce the September 30th release of their sophomore album ‘Big Sparks’, expanding further afield than the 2013 locally acclaimed self-titled debut release.
The second single to be taken from the album, ‘Anyone Else’, is another track that owes much of it’s hazy summer evening character to the recording process, as creative driving force Karolien Van Reensbeck explains: “We recorded at the GAM studios, in the heart of the Ardennes. A beautiful place. The album was recorded in August and the sun shone the whole time. We were able to eat every meal outside and the atmosphere was fantastic. Thanks to the many performances with The War on Drugs, Vampire Weekend and others, we were well prepared. Few Bits has become more of a real group too. I do provide the songs and the melodies, but the six of us knock them into shape. So our sound is now a little stronger.”
Paying tribute to late rapper Bankroll Fresh, The Sauce Factory member and Taylor Gang-signee Sosamann is sharing his latest visual for “Splash.” A track from his Trap Sauce project, “Splash” has the exuberant Houston emcee freestyling in front of Bankroll’s Atlanta billboard. Earlier this year, Sosamann released his acclaimed Sauce Eskobar mixtape, a 15-track project is laced with witty lines, next-level ad-libs and street tales – Hits like “Not the Vine” featuring Wiz Khalifa and “Imma Get It” showcase Sosamann’s distinct energy, cementing him as one of Houston’s most distinguishable artists.
CC MOSE PREMIERES NOSTALGIC “WEST SEATTLE” VIA STEREOGUM
“I want to see sideways, when I’m looking straight ahead, and I want to know what death holds for me” sings Chris Robbins – an NYC-based songwriter taking cover under the moniker CC Mose. Those words (which are the opening lyrics to Robbins’ debut album as CC Mose) serve as the perfect introduction to the next eleven tracks of melancholy pop perfection known as Beat Me. Bridging the gap between lo-fi darling and sun-burnt hymnist, Robbins quietly reminds us throughout the record that not even the warbliest, scuzziest, blown-out, digital bliss can stand without the foundation of a well crafted song.
HOT HOT HEAT PREMIERE BRAND NEW SELF-TITLED STUDIO ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY WITH PANDORA
Vancouver-based rock band Hot Hot Heat are excited to present the full album stream of its farewell, self-titled album ahead of its Friday, June 24 release. Streaming now exclusively on Pandora, the album is classic Hot Hot Heat – one that is as pop hook-heavy as it is edgy and unpredictable – and serves as a fitting epitaph for one of Canada’s most influential bands of the 21st century. Hot Hot Heat (iTunes pre-order) can now be heard in its entirety via Pandora HERE.
London’s quintet Half Loon have unveiled their brand new track Hooky You. The group has teamed up with renowned publication IMPOSE to bring forth the new single.
““Hooky You” is a song that emphasizes the lyrics, with dreamlike vocals and a very 1960s vibe to it. This comes as no surprise for those who know Pickard’s work. His love of literature (focused on Bohemian 19th century works) is on proud display, and sets their work apart from most.” – Meredith Schneider, IMPOSE
MARK CHESNUTT LAUNCHES NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO SERIES “HONKY TONK MONDAY”
They say good things come in threes and for Mark Chesnutt fans that expression is ringing true. Chesnutt’s first album of new material in eight years (Tradition Lives) will be released July 8, and the lead single, “Oughta Miss Me By Now,” is garnering airplay across the country. In addition to new music, fans craving more content from the classic country superstar can check out the recently launched YouTube video series playlist, “Mark Chesnutt’s Honky Tonk Monday” on the Mark Chesnutt YouTube Channel, YouTube.com/MarkChesnuttTV.
DIRTY SOUTH “ALL OF US”
Following a string of successful singles, producer Dirty South and newcomer ANIMA! team up on “All Of Us,” the first release from Dirty South’s forthcoming album. “All Of Us” kicks off with melodic chords and soothing vocals, leading up to a dark and sweeping breakdown that culminates in a climax of melodies and pulsating bass.
ISLANDER UNVEIL NEW VIDEO “BAD GUY” AT LOUDWIRE
ISLANDER and Loudwire bring you “Bad Guy,” the second video from the upcoming album Power Under Control. “’Bad Guy’ is a song about speaking the truth, telling someone something that they need to hear even though it may not be what that person wants to hear,’ explains vocalist Mikey Carvajal. “This song is the response to (previously released) ‘Darkness’”. Power Under Control will be available August 5th, just as ISLANDER hit the road in support.
ALEXIS BABINI REVEALS THIRD SINGLE
Pop singer-songwriter, Alexis Babini, released the track and official lyric video for the third single off of his upcoming Eh? EP, “The World Was Still.” The video exclusively premiered 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.”
KALEO ANNOUNCE FALL HEADLINE TOUR
Elektra/Atlantic band Kaleo today announced a fall headline tour, “The Handprint Tour” with special guests Bishop Briggs and The Wind and The Wave. The tour marks the Austin, TX-by-way-of-Iceland-based band’s biggest schedule thus far.
MAX JURY NEW SINGLE
Fresh from his UK Tour, where he played sold out dates across the UK including the 100 Club in London, rising American talent Max Jury releases his new single ‘Love That Grows Old’, from his stunning self-titled debut album, on August 5th Marathon Artists.
The album reviews are in and they are nothing short of sensational. The Telegraph said in their 5* review that the album is a “glittering debut of a young master of American song”, The Daily Mail in their 5* review that Max ‘shows a maturity beyond his years on his bittersweet debut, The Guardian that it is ‘broad sweeping and epic’, and Mojo in their 4* review that “…the results are highly accomplished and consistently gorgeous”.
DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS AND TUBEFILTER ANNOUNCE THAT SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL STREAMY AWARDS
dick clark productions, one of the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming, and Tubefilter, the leading resource for YouTube and online video news, analysis, and events, announced that submissions are now open for the 6th Annual Streamy Awards, honoring the best in online video and the creators behind it. The 6th Annual Streamy Awards will feature three new categories: Virtual Reality and 360° Video, Live, and Feature. Nominations will be announced in August and the 6th Annual Streamy Awards will be held this fall.
“Innovation has always been a hallmark of the online video community,” said Streamy Awards Creator Drew Baldwin. “Our new awards reflect the pioneering spirit and current state of the industry, while also embracing the passion and engagement of online video creators.”