THE PARROTS NEW SINGLE
The Parrots have announced details of the release of their debut album, Los Niños Sin Miedo, which is out on Heavenly Recordings on Friday 26th August 2016.
The Parrots, Diego García (vocals / guitar), Alex de Lucas (bass) and Larry Balboa (drums), are a loose-hipped, primordial rock ‘n’ roll band from Madrid who met at university in the city and evolved from the same firmament of like-minded artists, photographers, DJs and musicians that recently spawned the acclaimed band Hinds – The Parrots’ Diego produced their recently released acclaimed album Leave Me Alone.
RUBICINI FEAT. JESSICA LEUNG ‘NEVER TOO LATE’
Canadian DJ and producer Rubicini has been causing huge waves in his native country since he exploded onto the scene. Based in Toronto, the studio wizard has been busy creating some of the scene’s hottest and freshest new vibes, and is responsible for hit records including: ‘Overdose’, ‘Controls The Music’, ‘Maya’ and ‘Raven’ – it comes as no surprise that he has been gaining the support of A-List stars around the world and is attracting the attention of premier labels.
FALSE HEADS RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘THICK SKIN’
Hailed by Iggy Pop as one of his favourite bands of the moment, declared “the future of rock n’ roll” by ex-Ramones managerDanny Fields, signed up by The Libertines drummer Gary Powell to his 25 Hour Convenience Store label, and offered Pete Townsend’s studio to record in. It’s fair to say that there’s a hell of a buzz swirling around the young East London trio False Heads right now.
After three short releases (Demo, EP..) in about six years, French SpeedRockers 11 Louder are about to released their debut full-length album called ‘Monkey Business’ is expected for an official release this fall (CD, LP and digital formats).
In the meantime, these four guys juste unveiled the first excerpt from this upcoming effort with an official music video illustrating the single “Crazy Teenagers”.
TAYLER BUONO NEW SINGLE
Electro-pop artist Tayler Buono has unveiled her brand new single “Technically Single,” streaming now on Spotify. The track landed the #2 spot on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, as well as placements on Weekend Buzz, Pop Rising and more.
KIRK STARKEY NEW SINGLE
‘Songs of Sudbury’ is an instrumental song cycle performed by an orchestra of overdubbed cellos. It is personal memoir of loss and reconnection. Take a moment and listen to ‘New Sudbury’ now.
BOSTON BALLET REPORTS A RECORD-BREAKING 2015–2016 SEASON
Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Meredith (Max) Hodges announce the success of the 2015–2016 season, which enjoyed the highest attendance in more than a decade and the most ticket revenue in Boston Ballet’s 53-year history. At $13.8 million net, it is the best box office year by a margin of $1.4 million. With fuller houses, the organization also hit a best-ever milestone in capacity sold at 75 percent and a record number of 33 sold out shows (35 percent of this season’s performances). An especially mission-critical achievement, the two mixed repertory programs, entitled Kaleidoscope and Mirrors, saw record-breaking revenue and high attendance. Both programs finished in the top five for attendance of mixed repertory programs. Mirrors is the highest-grossing mixed repertory program in Boston Ballet’s history.
“The most exciting and important result of this season’s success is that more people are experiencing our art form. These results speak to the vitality of our audiences and the strong and growing interest in ballet,” said Max Hodges, Executive Director of Boston Ballet. “The Company’s artistic excellence is the bedrock for strong audience engagement, and this year’s repertoire and performance quality were at an all-time high. I’m pleased to share that these results also reflect the positive impact of a deliberate, data-driven marketing strategy.”
FROM STATES AWAY EP STREAM
New York pop-punk band From States Away are streaming their new sophomore EP Hypervigilant over at New Noise Magazine. The five track record is produced by Chris Piquette (formerly of the group Trophy Wives) and isn’t set to release until Friday, but you can hear it now in a “try-before-you-buy” exclusive.
“‘Hypervigilant’ presents lyrical honesty and musical maturity we have yet to demonstrate as a band,” says vocalist Chris Lauletti. “Our lyrical stylings are an authentic expression of the last few years of our lives. We touch upon more personal topics such as addiction, self-image, anxiety, and depression. Musically we have drawn from a more dynamic collection of influences than ever before; letting each of our personal inclinations bleed into each measure. We pushed each other to find ourselves while writing this record, and we hope you enjoy the story of Hypervigilant. ”
LOUIS THE CHILD & ICONA POP TEAM UP ON NEW SINGLE “WEEKEND”
International award-winning Swedish duo Icona Pop return with a hot new collaborative dance track with forward thinking Chicago-based production duo Louis The Child (+ remixes). With its laid back, sunny vibe, “Weekend” (Big Beat Records) breaks all the rules of a traditional dance tune creating a new benchmark for dance/pop crossover music. “Weekend” is your new tune for seven days out of the week, it’s a feel good ballad and universal dance anthem for summer.
“We work hard and play hard, we are constantly jet lagged and we do things at weird times. This song is about our beautiful chaos that we think a lot of people can relate to.” – Icona Pop
WILLIE WAZE “FRIED CHICKEN”
Check out Willie WAZE’s new single “Fried Chicken” produced by Casito Del Fresco. This is just beginning of things to come from young DMV MC this summer. The “Friend Chicken” music video drops late July and the Willie WAZE’s new project, Lexiconz: The Mixtape arrives early August.
Tune into Statik Selektah’s Showoff Radio on Shade45 this Thursday, July 7th at 8PM to hear Willie WAZE’s radio debut.
ATLAS ENGINE “EVEREST”
Atlas Engine, the one-man endeavor from Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Nick LaFalce (ex-BRAEVES, Terrible Terrible), will release the debut EP, “after the end” on July 29th, 2016. Self-recorded and produced, the EP showcases LaFalce’s knack for bending and blending genres: From the intricate layers and harmonies of Local Natives, to Tame Impala-inspired falsettos, and soaring melodies reminiscent of The Killers or U2, it’s clear that this diverse set of influences carves out a unique place for Atlas Engine to stand among them.
JERSEY CLUB PIONEER R3LL RELEASES ‘VISIONS (REMIXES)’ ON DIM MAK
Fresh off his groundbreaking Dim Mak EP Visions, Jersey Club pioneer R3LL calls on five heavy-hitting producers to deliver a booming remix package. Sinden and Taiki Nulight deliver adrenaline-fueled remixes touching on house and breakbeat, while Nightwave offers a hyper bassline variation, which Mixmag called, “Pure dancefloor euphoria.” MERCE and GITCHII add melodic trapped out interpretations, each paying homage to R3LL as he continues to smash the electronic mold.
ZEIT RELEASE NEW VIDEO
Zeit have just released their official music video for the track ‘Verloren’ taken from their latest EP ‘Gram’. Filmed and edited by Fur.
THE LOCAL GROUP PUTS FREEDOM ON BLAST ON POWERFUL “U.S.” VISUAL
They may be called The Local Group but this Hip Hop duo has a big message for the entire nation in the form of their new CoupDeLa-lensed video, “U.S.” which debuted yesterday on AllHipHop as most of us enjoyed our independence libations. Written last summer, one of the most violent in recent history, “U.S.” is a jarring visual compilation of some of our nation’s finest at their absolute worst. Much of it is footage that we have seen on the news or making the rounds on social media but when edited together, it makes for an experience that will have you shaking your head in disbelief for its entire 8-minute run time. This is what the artists were feeling when they wrote and recorded the track in Summer 2015.
CCR SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘EAT THIS RIFF’
From the new full length “Tear Down The Wall” out now on In The Red Records.
CASSIUS RELEASE INNOVATIVE NEW VIDEO FOR “THE MISSING” FEAT. RYAN TEDDER
Acclaimed French duo Cassius have released the video for their lead single “The Missing” feat.Ryan Tedder, off their new album Ibifornia out August 26th via Interscope / Polydor. Cassius teamed up with director collective We Are From LA (Pharrell’s “24 Hours of Happy”, Cassius’ “I <3 U So”) to create the first video of its kind where viewers can swap the video actors by clicking on them in real time. The video allows users to try more than one hundred different combinationsand imagine an open world where love is shared between all humankind. Viewers have a choice of twenty different characters to swap through for one hundred original versions of the video.
IAN WILLIAM CRAIG STREAMS CENTRES IN ITS ENTIRETY
Ian William Craig is a trained operatic vocalist who combines his voice with analogue synthesizers, reel-to-reel machines, and faulty tape decks to create sublime cascades of unpredictable decay and beauty. His music engages with the operatic and orchestral, submerging them under a shifting palette of vocal improvisations, analogue tape hiss and billowing clouds of erasure. As well as a talented musician, Craig is an award-winning printmaker. Originally from Edmonton, he began playing live under his own name in 2010 in Vancouver, where he currently works at the University of British Columbia running the printmaking studio for the fine arts department. Though classically trained and grounded in the choral tradition, Craig’s early albums were concentrated predominantly around the piano, with his voice merely a marginal presence. In recent years, however, his practice has come to focus increasingly around his powerful voice, as can again be witnessed on Centres.
THE STROKES ANNOUNCE THEIR ONLY LOS ANGELES SHOW OF 2016
On Monday, July 25, The Strokes will perform at the inaugural City of Angels Benefit Concert, which will raise funds for three local non-profit organizations providing essential resources, services and hope to the homeless in Los Angeles. The concert will be The Strokes’ only L.A. show of 2016. It will take place at The Wiltern, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary as a Los Angeles historic landmark.
“Homelessness and mental health are big issues in LA and we’re happy to do a little something that can hopefully help a bit. The Center in Hollywood and Waste Not Want Not Now are great, well-intentioned and trustworthy charities doing wonderful work,” said Julian Casablancas, lead vocalist for The Strokes. The event will also benefit the Downtown Women’s Center. One hundred per cent of the net proceeds from the concert will go to these 501(c)(3) organizations.
Tickets for the City of Angels Benefit Concert, produced by Live Nation, will go on sale on this Thursday, July 7, at 12:00 p.m. PT:
MYZICA “LOVE & DESIRE” SONG PREMIERE VIA MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
Nashville, TN’s MYZICA – the duo of producer Micah Tawlks and singer Isaaca Byrd – have announced the forthcoming release their debut album, Love & Desire, on September 9th, 2016. The title track first single today premiered via My Old Kentucky Blog, which called out its “distinct Amy Grant meets Carly Rae Jepson sweetness” and that the band’s “sparkling with promise.” “Love & Desire” will be released as a digital single tomorrow, July 6th.
BAD BAD MEOW NEW SINGLE
Chicago DIY veterans Bad Bad Meow’s latest single you “Hear You” leads off with a dizzying psychedelic mishmash of guitar and organ that quickly introduces the band’s core back-country, foot stomping rhythms. If you’re listening in your automobile, you might actually catch yourself accelerating as the musical tension builds.
The dark, yet colorful “‘DRIVE'” is a message of embracing opportunities despite the uncertainty and risk involved,” says vocalist Peter Michel.
Equal parts energy and emotion, “DRIVE” brings us into the world of Michel’s unique take on modern pop music featuring strong, anthemic vocals and dynamic rhythms paired with an edgy visual aesthetic. Situated somewhere between our favorite summer nights and hardest decisions, the single is ripe with lyrics to dance and shout to.
GLAAD AND INTERSCOPE RECORDS RELEASE MUSICAL TRIBUTE
GLAAD and Interscope Records today released “Hands,” a musical tribute to the victims of Orlando, featuring Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.
The tribute will be made available at iTunes exclusively. Proceeds from the sale of the new tribute single in the United States will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.
BEATY HEART SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “RAW GOLD”
The clip stars renowned Brazilian longboarder Ana Maria Suzano, showcasing her gracefully free-stepping on her longboard in a warehouse, on a rooftop, and in the streets under a hazy sky. The fluid visual seamlessly entwines with the song’s gentle lull, airy production, and immediately irresistible chorus.
CAVEMAN RELEASE NEW STOP MOTION VIDEO FOR “THE STATE OF MIND”
Fresh off an extensive North American tour with Frightened Rabbit, New York’s Caveman have shared the creepy new music video for “The State of Mind” off of the band’s new album Otero War. Caveman’s lead singer Matthew Iwanusa says of the track, “‘The State of Mind’ is a song that makes you see both sides of the album. It bridges the gap from the upbeat ones to the more low key songs.” The video premiered this morning on The Line of Best Fit.
CROCODILES NEW SINGLE
Crocodiles have announced details of their sixth LP. Set for release on October 21st via the band’s own label, Zoo Music, they preview Dreamless with infectious lead single & opening track ‘Telepathic Lover’.
Comprised of best friends Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell, Crocodiles have earned their place as one of the United States’ most engaging, hardworking and consistent rock and roll bands of the past few years. Dreamless is the pair’s sixth LP, and is, at once, their most exploratory and focused release.
ME2 ‘STEAL THIS MIXTAPE’ OUT NOW ON FOOL’S GOLD
After conquering the world several times over as one half of electronic titans Flosstradamus, Josh Young traded the stage for the studio, buckling down for a beat-a-day challenge that would quickly morph into Me2, a new solo project informed by his Chicago DJ roots and all-around pop culture appetite. If festival dance music has gotten stale, Me2 is the antidote: wildly fun, shuffle-mode samples meet the Floss muscle fans know and love. His free Fool’s Gold debut, Steal This Mixtape, is a diesel-powered introduction to one of our favorite producers stepping out on his own.
TEEN BODY (EX-HOOP DREAMS, CAPTURED TRACKS) SHARE QUIRKY, DREAMY VIDEO FOR “BORED WINDOW”
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.
KOINU NEW SINGLE
Following a momentous year of releases in 2015 under the moniker Varien, Bass extraordinaire and anime enthusiast Nick Kaelar continues to redefine the electronic norm as Koinu. For his New Noise debut, he takes a giant step forward with “Kuroneko.” Juxtaposing traditional melodic house elements with dirty low-end wobbles and a relentless bassline, the rising Tampa producer delivers a deep yet grimy house heater.
DOLLY PARTON RESPONDS TO MISREPORTS OF HILLARY CLINTON ENDORSEMENT
Dolly Parton is clarifying comments taken out of context during a recent interview that included a question about the 2016 presidential election. Today, Parton released the following statement: LISTEN & DOWNLOAD HERE
“This morning while I was watching the news I saw many reports that I had endorsed Hillary Clinton. My comment about supporting a woman in the White House was taken out of context. I have not endorsed Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump. I try not to get political but if I am, I might as well just run myself ’cause I’ve got the hair for it, it’s huge, and they could always use more boobs in the race. But seriously, I have not decided who I’m voting for, but no matter what we’re gonna be suffering from PMS, Presidential Mood Swings.” — Dolly Parton
Joseph Coward is a 24-year old singer from Essex, UK. He released his debut EP ‘Animal Sweethearts’ in 2010, and his since produced work for Stiffy Byng (his own label), Blank Editions and O-Genesis, as well as collaborating with Thurston Moore, Tim Burgess, James Spencer (producer, New Order/Black Grape) and more. Joseph’s first LP, ‘The World Famous Joseph Coward’, “a cinematic opus of shudderingly dark literature and unsettling wordplay, punctuated with wry self-aware wit,” (The 405) was released in 2014. His second LP, ‘Win Big Prizes’, will be released on Stiffy Byng on October 24th 2016. He has now teamed up with Impose Magazine to premiere his new single “Peanut Girl.”