ROLLING STONE PREMIERES CLIP FOR NEW SHAWN MENDES SONG “RUIN”
Today, in anticipation of his eagerly awaited sophomore album Illuminate (available September 23rd on Island Records), Shawn Mendes has premiered the video for “Ruin” via Rolling Stone. In the video, Shawn performs the new song from his upcoming album in the middle of an empty Madison Square Garden. Shawn performed “Ruin” live on television for the first time during his performance on Today Show’s Summer Concert Series July 8th, and the track is available instantly to fans upon pre-ordering the album.
JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON ANNONUCES NEW ALBUM ORPHÉE
Jo´hann Jo´hannsson, the Golden Globe-winning, Oscar, BAFTA and Grammy-nominated composer’s first album for Deutsche Grammophon, is a meditation on beauty and the process of creation.
YELAWOLF TO HEADLINE SOUTHERN-FLAVORED ‘TRIAL BY FIRE’ TOUR
Alabama-born hip-hop phenom Yelawolf (real name: Michael Wayne Atha) will hit the road this fall on the “Trial By Fire” tour, featuring Georgia country-rapper Bubba Sparxxx (“Deliverance,” “Ugly,” “Ms. New Booty”), outlaw beat master Struggle Jennings (grandson of country legend Waylon Jennings) and hefty Tennessee-born rap veteran Jelly Roll (“Whiskey, Weed & Women”), starting October 13 at Asheville, NC’s The Orange Peel, and running through December 4 at Pensacola, FL’s Vinyl Music Hall. The tour anticipates the release of his third album of the same name, due out later this fall. Highlights include shows at the Brooklyn Bowl (October 18) and New Orleans’ legendary Tipitina’s (December 3).
LOGAN VATH “EVERY TOWN”
In the Presence of the Kingdom , the new album from musical troubadour Logan Vath, is out Friday July 22. Produced by Daniel Mendez (Noah Gundersen, Dashboard Confessional, Duran Duran), Vath offers up a stunning debut which is hauntingly gorgeous from start to finish. For fans of Ryan Adams, Vath is on his way to becoming an Americana treasure.
EERIE Unchains Monstrous New Song “Hideous Serpent”
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), bassist Dave Sweetapple (Witch), drummer Moses Saarni (Futur Skullz) and vocalist Shane Baker (Alaric, Pins of Light), EERIE plays haunting, biting metal. In advance of the record’s release, horror culture magazine Rue Morgue premieres the new song “Hideous Serpent”, with exclusive commentary from EERIE guitarist Tim Lehi, a respected tattoo artist who also created the album’s cover art and illustrations. Lehi has previously commissioned works for HIGH ON FIRE, LEVIATHAN and more.
WEATHERS PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “HAPPY PILLS” ON VEVO
Today, Los Angeles-based band, Weathers, premiered the music video for their latest single, “Happy Pills” on VEVO. Clearly pictured in the video, the darkly tinged, guitar-driven alt-rock song is about taking physical or metaphysical “Happy Pills” for a an easy fix, which stems from the idea that our culture has become too quick to prescribe pills to settle whatever ailments people of all ages may have, but these prescriptions may not actually be solving anyone’s problems. Additionally, Weathers’ latest single “Happy Pills” is No. 1 Added at Alternative Radio. This marks the highest total adds so far this decade for a brand new artist at the alternative format.
REALITY SLAP EP TRAILER
Portuguese hardcore outfit REALITY SLAP has signed with WAR Records, founded by Andrew Kline of Strife, for the release of their impending Limitless EP.
Coming straight out of the streets of Lisbon, Portugal, REALITY SLAP is ready to show world that great hardcore music exists beyond the confines of the United States. Reality Slap combine the best of old school aggressive sounds with modern groove based hardcore vibe. Their songs are full of fast riffs, heavy grooves, and they always pack a punch.
RELIX PREMIERING LIVE VIDEO FOR “BERLIN” TODAY
Nashville band, The Delta Saints, who released their album Bones last August with Loud & Proud Records, just released a special edition version of it digitally on July 15, 2016. The Bones special edition includes six bonus tracks – three b-sides and three live versions of album tracks, that were recorded during the filming of live performance music videos at Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Relix Magazine is premiering the live video for “Berlin” today.
Well$ “’98 Juvie (Remix)” ft. Deniro Farrar
With tongue-twisting rhymes and a authoritative bark that belies his age, North Carolina’s Well$ brings a fierce energy to his songs and videos. In the video for “’98 Juvie (Remix),” the 21-year-old rapper recruits fellow Charlotte emcee Deniro Farrar for a tour of Charlotte’s less-frequented spots, including abandoned warehouses, project streets, and even a graveyard. Well$ and Farrar pay homage to Juvenile, as they trade aggressive, region-specific rhymes over Sipho The Gift’s booming symphony of dramatic strings, skittering hi-hats, operatic vox, and marimba. “’98 Juvie (Remix)” is the first single from the Immaculate Taste artist’s forthcoming mixtape The Way I’m Living Makes My Mom Nervous. The follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed MTSYD: The Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher, TWILMMMN comes out later this summer.
PSYCHEDELIC ROCK BAND THE LOVE DIMENSION PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR SURF ROCK TRACK “TOGETHER AGAIN”
San Francisco musical collective The Love Dimension have released their new music video for the surf rock track “Together Again.” The video features vignettes of Southern California beach culture in the 1950’s and 60’s and evokes the feeling of Summer. “Together Again” is off of The Love Dimension’s 5-track EP Freakquency Space Mind Continuum, released earlier this year.
ROBYN TALKS ABOUT HER PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE AS A POPSTAR ON A NEW EPISODE OF VICE MEETS
In this episode of VICE MEETS, Gianna Toboni sits down at the Bowery Hotel wine room to chat with Swedish popstar Robyn about her inspirations, influences, and what the future might hold
DENY THE CROSS Premieres “Hospital Ballads” At Cvlt Nation
In less than two weeks, DENY THE CROSS, the murderous powerviolence collaboration uniting current and past members of Spazz, Black Army Jacket, Agents Of Satan, Municipal Waste, and Discordance Axis, will unleash the punishing fruit of their Alpha Ghoul full-length. Fittingly short, fast, and loud, the eighteen-track Alpha Ghoul was captured by Greg Wilkinson (Pallbearer, Vastum) at Earhammer Studios with drums recorded by Chris Pierce (Rorschach, Night Birds) and includes cover art by Mark McCoy of Charles Bronson.
Gothic Tropic shares new music video for track “Stronger”
Los Angeles’ Gothic Tropic introduces a new brand of female fronted, guitar-driven indie rock. Today on Rookie, watch the new Gothic Tropic video and check out the interview for the track “Stronger.”
Dear Boy Share “Alluria” with Consequence of Sound
Los Angeles-based band Dear Boy will release their sophomore EP Parts Of A Flower on August 5, 2016 via Easy Hell. Today the band shared their new single “Alluria” with Consequence Of Sound. Dear Boy’s Ben Grey told CoS, “While we were recording this song, I can’t remember who it was, but somebody in the control room said that it sounded like if The Cure had written ‘American Girl’,” He adds, “After that, we all kinda quietly decided that that was what we were going for the whole time. I wanted to classify a really specific feeling. There’s a special brand of displacement that only love does to you and it’s not always the healthiest thing. The word/name Alluria was just haunting me for weeks and I didn’t know what it meant until we started writing it.”
BELLY PREMIERES NEW VIDEO “IT’S ALL LOVE”
Today, acclaimed rapper and songwriter/producer BELLY has shared the visual for “It’s All Love” featuring Starrah, taken from his acclaimed mixtape Another Day In Paradise. The music video is currently available exclusively on, global music and entertainment platform, Tidal.
SYD ARTHUR PREMIRE VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK “SUN RAYS”
British psych-rock band Syd Arthur premiere the video for their new track “Sun Rays” today- check it out HERE.The video is the second installment of a trilogy co-directed and conceptualized by singer-guitarist Liam Magill and Gavin Bush. DIY declares “…the clip’s a myriad of golden hues and dancing, which matches up with the gorgeous track perfectly.”
HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE: See the Official Trailer
From Pure Flix Entertainment, the studio that brought you God’s Not Dead, comes the musical experience of the year: HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE.
HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE is the highly anticipated feature film that chronicles the spectacular and miraculous rise to prominence of the Australia-based band, Hillsong UNITED.
TOUCHÉ AMORÉ PREMIERE NEW SINGLE WITH STEREOGUM
Formed in Burbank, California, across 2007 and 2008, the band’s urgent sound, with its melodic sonic assault and impassioned vocals, has grown tighter and more refined through a trio of full-length albums and a series of EP’s and releases. Since those early days, lead singer Jeremy Bolm, guitarists Nick Steinhardt and Clayton Stevens, bassist Tyler Kirby, and drummer Elliot Babin have created a trajectory for themselves through hard work and dedication.
CANNIBAL CORPSE: Death Metal Icons To Kick Off Summer Slaughter Headlining Tour
This Saturday, death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off a month-long US tour as Summer Slaughter headliners. The annual caravan commences on July 23rd in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, runs through August 21st in Atlanta, Georgia, and sports one of its most extreme lineups to date with support provided by Nile, After The Burial, Suffocation, Carnifex, Revocation, Krisiun, Slaughter To Prevail, Ingested, and newest addition, Enterprise Earth.
Crobot debut new song
Crobot are pleased to unveil their latest song off their new record, “Welcome to Fat City” premiering exclusively on Consequence of Sound. “‘Welcome to Fat City, the title track from our latest album, sets precedent for the groove-laden riffage that takes place throughout the album,” frontman Brandon Yeagley explained to Consequence of Sound. “Inspired by Hunter S Thompson’s campaign for Sheriff of Aspen, Fat City is a planet of sanctuary for the scum of the universe and cigar-smoking big wigs Hunter hoped to keep out of his fine city. Instead, we welcome them with open arms ’cause down here, it’s always gritty. Step right up Beardos and Welcome to Fat City!”
Arab-American bridges ethnic gap with infectious single
The first Arab to be nominated at the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2007, then winning two songwriting awards in 2008, Arab-American Emad Alaeddin saw breakout success with his first release, “Sunshine,” which received heavy rotation on MTV Arabia, and covered the radio waves of Jordan and the internet, resulting in several notable features including on the cover of UMen Magazine in 2011, and in the prestigious Rolling Stone Magazine. However, his time in LA was cut short when he was called to Jordan to be with his family. Though initially very successful, his family business had encountered unexpected turbulence, resulting in a complete fold of the company. All was lost.
LEAF “MONEY (TROYBOI REMIX)”
London producer TroyBoi flipped the beat world upside down with awesomely wonky original tracks, collabs with Flosstradamus and Diplo, and official remixes that have blasted pop royalty from Missy Elliot to Zayn into outer space.
This fall Imperial State Electric are back with their new album: “All Through The Night”.
The band, with Nicke Andersson as its driving force, has toured constantly since the release of last years critically acclaimed “Honk Machine” (August 2015), and the expectations for this autumns release are set sky high.
The limited time period between “Honk Machine” and “All Through The Night” poses the question, and rightly so, how has the band found time and creativity to record yet another album? Nicke’s answer is clear: “We play rock ‘n’ roll music, if it takes four years to make a rock ‘n’ roll record then you have most likely over analysed an art form that is more about gut instinct. It should feel and this record feels good.”
Jarryd James’ Scandalous Video for Broods-Assisted ‘1000x’
By the time Jarryd James’ music video for “1000x” begins, we know something’s gone horribly wrong. Crickets chirp as a seemingly distraught woman slams her hands on the wooden siding of a house and then the song plays. “I wanted there to be an element of darkness to the video that would contrast the nature of the lyrics,” James explained.
Beloved Festival 2016, August 12-15
The Beloved Festival has been at the forefront of Transformational Festivals across the nation since its inception in 2007, and has sold out tickets in advance for six consecutive years. Over the four-day celebration, Beloved illustrates the story of the human experience as it has developed throughout history. Focusing on cultural traditions of the past and weaving them into todays curent values, Beloved highlights the most cutting edge electronic music with ancient traditions to exemplify the similarities between all of humanity. In addition to the unification of its attendees, Beloved consistently introduces greening initiatives that quickly become standard for transformational festivals like this.
RADIO ON UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR ‘COAST’
London quartet Radio On are back with a brand new video for their latest single ‘Coast’. Premiering the clip via TMRW Magazine, the 80’s influenced footage weaves together beautifully as it complements the driving, rhythmic beat of the track.
Speaking about the video, the band says, “We felt Eliot (the director) had perfectly captured the mood of the song with the free flow of images and focus on intricate movements. And even though he spread the performances across the screen, mostly separating the band from each other, it’s clear he’s somehow captured the strength of our unit and our closeness.”
THE JOURNEYS ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS, FUELED BY MONSTER ENERGY
Cleveland-based music magazine Alternative Press wasn’t about to let anything get in the way of their annual award show-not even the Republican National Convention. So the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy Drink headed down south to the state capitol of Columbus to celebrate its third iteration with a night of special guests and electrifying music that transcended generations of music fans. This year’s APMAs took place last night (July 18, 2016) at the Schottenstein Center, located on the campus of Ohio State University, where a capacity crowd immersed themselves in the transformative nature of music. The event carried even more resonance thanks to a worldwide broadcast via Amazon Music and Twitch. Not surprisingly, social media reaction and fan response spread fast and furious across the internet following the opening red carpet and awards ceremony.
Field Mouse Share Jangly “The Order Of Things” Single
Field Mouse has unveiled a third single from their sophomore album, Episodic, out August 5th via Topshelf Records. “The Order Of Things” hushed guitar sway recalls It’s a Shame about Ray era Lemonheads. Earlier singles, “Out Of Context” (featuring Allison Crutchfield of Swearin’ and Waxahatchee) and album opener, “The Mirror” are perfect examples of Field Mouse’s guitar-pop prowess.