Moss makes his debut on AtomicSky Recordings with ‘Forever’
Canada’s very own Moss has quickly established himself as one of his native country’s hottest exports, thanks to his breath-taking and highly energetic productions. Based in his home city of Toronto and taking inspiration from heavyweights such as Daft Punk, Flume and Justice, he has been locked in the studio cooking up some of the scene’s freshest new beats, with hit records such as ‘Time’, ‘Swirl’ and ‘Everyday’ under his belt.
His latest offering comes in the form of ‘Forever’, a Future Bass banger that is sure to chaos huge waves in the Dance music scene. Full of infectious synths, mesmerising melodies, soothing atmospheres, powerful drums and a perfectly crafted arrangement, ‘Forever’ has been grabbing the attention of many A-Listers around the globes – making this peak-time anthem a must have inclusion in any DJ’s record collection.
On Saturday, August 27th, 2016, Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) in Los Angeles celebrates a milestone with their 10th Anniversary Gala exhibition displaying new works from over 100 of the finest American and International artists throughout its expansive 12,000 square foot space. Over the past ten years, Corey Helford Gallery exhibitions have welcomed thousands of guests and introduced hundreds of new and exciting voices into the New Contemporary art community in Los Angeles and abroad.
With their recent move to their new space in downtown Los Angeles, Corey Helford occupies the unique position of being the largest gallery in the world to present this genre of popular art, which includes artists who are among the best known by people throughout the globe of all social strata. Simply put, these artists are the most often reproduced, whether through the international reach of social media or the walls of urban cities, large and small, in the world.
WAX RETURN WITH A NEW SINGLE ‘THIS EVERYTHING’
It’s no secret that it’s been something of a bumpy path for WAAX, yet here they stand in 2016 stronger than ever and proud to officially unveil a new single ‘This Everything’ and announce some tour dates in its support.
12 months on from their debut EP – Holy Sick – and radio success with single ‘I For An Eye’, the founding core trio of Marie DeVita (vocals), Tom Bloomfield (drums) and Ewan Birtwell (guitars) found themselves new compadres in Chris Antolak (guitars) and Tom Griffin (bass) and hit Plutonium Studios with producer Miro Mackie to lay down a new, forthcoming second EP. ‘This Everything’ is just the first taste, a bohemoth of tune that is as much of a new release, as it is a reintroduction to a powerful, emerging band already with notorious live show. With lines like “I got nowhere to be” and the refrain “Moving backwards slowly”, DeVita certainly writes with her feelings on her sleeve and isn’t shy in telling it how it is.
With innately relatable themes, intricate melodies and impeccable production, Canary’s I Am Lion album has resonated with a lot of people since it’s release a few weeks ago. Today they offer up a compact radio edit of album track ‘Chameleon’ ahead of a three date album tour kicking off this week.
Added straight to Double J rotation, frontman Matthew Kenneally says ‘Chameleon’ explores the feeling of frustration, disillusionment or disappointment in a variety of new-age literature, remedies and self help guides. “It’s also a direct reference to people that seem to be able to adapt to relationships with anyone in an often seemingly extreme way,” he says.
Sarantos Releases a Cool New Hard Rock Music Video For “D’ja Cheat”
Hard rock is probably the most misunderstood music genre. Fans are sometimes surprised to find out that Sarantos music reviews very often find a correlation to hard rock bands like Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin and Fall Out Boy. There is a driving guitar and powerful drum style that is there if one listens intently. On this specific song, D’ja Cheat, Sarantos goes deep into metal/hard rock territory even approaching a vibe like Metallica. People like different genres for different reasons. Some say its a primal instinct. Sarantos continues to not stay in one stream of sound and this song shows fully the experimentation that continues to be evident to followers. Songs don’t all sound the same. Fans don’t know what to expect next. This song challenges the listener. It is not safe like some of Sarantos other catchy pop flavored songs. This song is loud and confronting, and the subject matter is not something most want to discuss let alone analyze. It’s not just noise. There is a purpose and a reason for everything on this song, and music video.
Here’s the official video for Classified’s “Beautiful Escape” featuring Elijah. The track is from his new album, Greatful.
Aussie Hip Hop Artist Releases Brand New Single ‘ASS IN THE FRONT’
An ode to womanhood, divine femininity & a big f**k you to profit and greed, ALPHAMAMA is honouring the women who raised her with nobility, courage, strength and leadership in her brand new single ‘Ass In The Front’, out Friday July 22nd.
Written in New York with experimental band Poodlehead from Long Island & produced by Brooklyn’s Ahmed Sirour, ‘Ass In The Front’ is a self awakened version of Alphamama embracing her sexuality while standing up to misogyny. Says Alphamama: “I wrote it at a time when I decided that I no longer wanted to make distraction music, I wanted to be someone who actually helped wake people up instead of keeping them asleep.”
Legendary music icon Jermaine Dupri alongside mobile app developer That Level, today announced the availability of 4 Lanes on the App Store. The game inspired by his “switching four lanes” lyrics from his 1998 duet “Money Ain’t a Thang” allows players to navigate two cars escaping from police while collecting bags of money. The game also now features the ability for players to challenge each other including Jermaine & and see a video of him playing against you using Peep.
“In my game, you have to collect as much money as you can and stay away from police cars,” Dupri says. “It’s not an easy game. It’s not a game you just get on and kill it.”
Wooly Mammoth is a 4 piece alternative rock band from Perth, Australia. Members include Jon Stapleton (20, vocals/keys/guitar), Christian Zappa (18, vocals/ lead guitar), Andrew Ayres (20, bass guitar) and Daniel Lucanus (20, drums).
Hatched in a home basement / come home studio, they are a blend of unique song-writing, explorative sounds and daring live energy. Grounded in piercing lyrics and melodies, striking instrumentals and a tenacious live show, Wooly Mammoth want their music to mean something, and want to make listeners move.
SYDNEY NEWCOMER CARLA WEHBE ANNOUNCES DEBUT SINGLE
Mesmerising pop vocalist Carla Wehbe has today announced her debut single Electric Field, a powerhouse of a track that inspires wanderlust in every listen, out Friday August 12. To accompany the track Wehbe has also released a stunning clip that encompasses the compelling nature of the song. Electric Field is the first taste of Wehbe’s upcoming EP of the same name, to be released on Friday August 26.
The single Electric Field incorporates the most current EDM and pop music influences, reminiscent of Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa, yet still in a style entirely unique to Wehbe. Crisp percussion, slick production values and electric guitar riffs wrap around Wehbe’s honeyed vocals. Of the song, Wehbe enthuses, “Although the lyrics seemingly describe a relationship between two people, that’s not actually what I want people to be limited to thinking of. I want people to be a little more open-minded with the meaning and to create their own.”
OASIS ‘MY BIG MOUTH (LIVE AT KNEBWORTH PARK)’
With today marking the 20th anniversary of the first of Oasis’s era-defining Knebworth gigs, Big Brother Recordings has released ‘My Big Mouth (Live At Knebworth Park).’ A track written for Oasis’s third album ‘Be Here Now’ (originally released in 1997), ‘My Big Mouth’ was premiered at the legendary 1996 shows, where the band played to 250,000 fans over two nights. Over 2.6 million people applied for tickets for the shows, making it the largest ever demand for concert tickets in British history.
salute Releases ‘Forever (Pearls)’ Feat. KAMAU
Today sees hotly tipped artist/producer salute release ‘Forever (Pearls)’, the third track to be taken from his impending My Heart mini-album and the follow up to the D.R.A.M. featuring blog hit ‘One More Chance’ & recent single ‘Storm’. ‘Forever (Pearls)’ features enigmatic Brooklyn rapper KAMAU and sees salute managing to faultlessly balance a funk-fuelled bass line with swirling synths, convulsive percussion and KAMAU’s playful & eccentric vocal. The track is set to continue to cement salute’s position as one of the most exciting talents in electronica right now.
Cubicolor present their debut album – ‘BRAINSUGAR’ – to be released on September 16th on Anjunadeep (“One of the hottest electronic labels in the world” – Hype Machine).
Cubicolor have emerged as one of the most exciting acts to come through the European underground in recent times. Championed by Pete Tong as one of his artists to watch, praised by Mixmag, Spin, Clash, and DJ Mag, and supported by a host of heavyweight DJs, Cubicolor look set to break through with their anticipated debut LP.
Pandora (NYSE:P), the go-to music source for fans and artists, announced today it will livestream Metallica’s headlining performance at Minneapolis’ new U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 20. The band’s performance is the first rock concert at the new home of the Minnesota Vikings and tickets sold out in less than 10 minutes. The livestream will begin at 10 p.m. EST on Saturday, Aug. 20. Pandora listeners can tune in the day of and catch it on replay at http://pdora.co/metallicalive. Individual songs from the concert will also spin on Pandora.
Metallica, who has nearly 2 billion spins on Pandora, also curated an exclusive mixtape in celebration of the show and livestream. The mixtape features songs handpicked by all of the members of the band and features an eclectic mix of all-time favorites and recent discoveries from across the spectrum of music.
The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced today that music superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, honoree Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum will take the stage to perform at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hour special will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for the special taping are available for purchase to the general public beginning Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00am CT on Ticketmaster.com.
Ball & Chain, the notable and world famous live music venue is thrilled to present their second annual three-day music festival in honor of the venue’s 81st anniversary this Labor Day Weekend September 2016. The historical Little Havana landmark originally opened its doors in September 1935 as a thriving live jazz music venue until it closed in the 1950s. The retro Cuban speakeasy on Calle Ocho was reopened in September 2014 with an authentic Cuban flare meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style under new ownership by Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller.
“We could not be more excited about the second Ball & Chain Music Festival. We are looking forward to presenting over 45 hours worth of live entertainment in one weekend,” says co-owner Zack Bush. “The lineup includes bands that comprise the rotation of acts that have performed here during the last year, plus a few specials guests and surprise performances. We appreciate being able to host these wonderful musicians and we are proud to be one of the most prominent live music venues in South Florida”
The song highlights the paradoxical blend of neuroticism and mysticism of Oldermost’s lead singer Bradford Bucknum, whose vocal delivery oscillates between semi-theatrical energetic bursts to gentle, sugary crooning. It also features the up-and-coming Philadelphia singer-songwriter Rosali, who adds a welcomed vocal element to the song. And if the lap steel playing sounds familiar, it’s because their guitarist Mike Sobel can be heard on the song “Eyes to the Wind” from The War on Drugs exceptional 2014 release, Lost in the Dream.
Since his explosion into the world of Dance music, Italian DJ and producer Yuga’s rise to international stardom has been nothing short of mesmerising, thanks to his perfectly crafted studio bombs and energetic highly sought after DJ sets. Known in the scene as Tradelove before his change of alias, Yuga is the mastermind behind many Beatport chart hitting records including: ‘Get On It’, peaking at no. 15 in the overall chart and no. 6 in the House chart, ‘Get You’, peaking at no. 83 in the House chart, and ‘You Got The Love’, which peaked at no. 45 in the overall chart, no. 13 in the House chart, collaborating with legendary vocalist Candi Staton on the latter.
Arcadian is the recently announced 8th full-length album from Seattle-based electronic-music songwriter/producer Symbion Project aka Kasson Crooker. While previous releases have seen the moniker’s sound range from chaotic IDM to cinematic downtempo to classical synthesizer music, Aracadian sees the project nod to electronic-based, beat-driven song structures that draw circles around the world’s more melancholy realities. The album is set for release on September 9th, 2016, and today the new track “The Charmed” premieres via Northern Transmissions. The pulsating track features the vocals of Seattle’s Jenni Potts, who was most recently heard on Odeza’s “White Lies”. It follows “Stainless Endless Radiance”, a collaboration with Briana Marela. Listen to “The Charmed” on Soundcloud and pre-order the album at Bandcamp.
Following on from “luscious, woozy..and remarkable” (Gold Flake Paint) first single and EP closer ‘Joy’, ‘Figure’ provides an energetic and electric counterpoint whilst retaining the group’s signature Sigur Ros and Mogwai inspired soundscapes.
Talking to Clash about the release Matt and Lucy said: “As a whole feels like a positive body of work which grew from a complicated time of change, cathartic and forward moving. I think the EP is nicely balanced, it has moments of joy, moments of light relief and moments of a more contemplative and introspective nature.”
Milan, Italy’s hard rock heroes SIXTY MILES AHEAD have revealed the album art, track listing, and release date for their new full-length album, ‘Insanity’. The album consists of twelve songs and is set for an October 21st release date through Eclipse Records.
The band’s unique ability to hybridize hard rock canons with heavy metal guitars (and a hint of contemporary rock), makes ‘Insanity’ a landmark release for the band. The album also highlights their progression and maturity as songwriters, like never before.
Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!) and Milwaukee, WI-based singer-songwriter Trapper Schoepp are excited to announce the release of the music video for “Dream.” Premiering now on The Bluegrass Situation, the video for “Dream” finds Schoepp wandering the meteor crash site and woods near Rock Elm, WI, a setting filled with a strange aura of mystery that felt right for a song about two mythical mentors of his who suddenly left this world but still feel very present. Check out the premiere of “Dream” from Trapper Schoepp over at The Bluegrass Situation HERE.
Director Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination Of Jesse James), has issued the very first public statement about working with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on new 3D black-and-white feature film One More Time With Feeling:
When Nick approached me about making a film around the recording and performing of the new Bad Seeds album, I’d been seeing quite a lot of him as we rallied around him and his family at the time of his son’s death. My immediate response was “Why do you want to do this?” Nick told me that he had some things he needed to say, but he didn’t know who to say them to. The idea of a traditional interview, he said, was simply unfeasible but that he felt a need to let the people who cared about his music understand the basic state of things. It seemed to me that he was trapped somewhere and just needed to do something – anything – to at least give the impression of forward movement.
Prog-funk quintet Earphunk has announced the release of their fourth album, Right Where I Belong, on October 7, 2016. The six-track album was engineered by Steve Albini at his famed Electrical Audio recording facility and was mastered by two-time Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Vlado Meller. The result is an energetic, boundary-pushing album rife with prog-driven guitar explosions, danceable jams and all the dynamism of a live show. The New Orleans-based band will tour extensively in support of the record this fall.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine’s social and political institutions faced massive change, including an increasingly corrupt government and crippled infrastructure. A number of the nation’s youth wound up homeless and addicted to a lethal cocktail of injected cold medicine and alcohol. Steve Hoover’s documentary Almost Holy follows a pastor named Gennadiy Mokhnenko, who saves street kids, at times by forcible abduction, and brings them to his Pilgrim Republic rehabilitation center—the largest organization of its kind in the former Soviet Union. The film’s depiction of a country in the grip of poverty, addiction, and warfare is made even more powerful by its captivating electronic score by award-winning composer Atticus Ross, his brother Leopold Ross, and Bobby Krlic (The Haxan Cloak).
“Say It Again,” co-written and produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Beck), is an expressively penned track with a melodic simplicity and infectious chorus that encapsulates Frances’ innate skill of setting a visual story to music. Frances’ storytelling ability breathes life into this lyrically poignant track. Speaking on the song, Frances says, “It’s a wonderful feeling to be in love. But sometimes we all have moments where we want someone to say ‘I love you’ again, just so we can check we heard them right.”
Aaron Lee Tasjan has signed to New West Records and is set to release Silver Tears October 28th. The 12-song set follows last year’s self-released In The Blazes which received accolades from NPR, American Songwriter and more, with Rolling Stone stating “Looking for moments of dark humor amongst the genius – that’s Tasjan at his core.” Today, NPR Music premiered the video for the first single “Little Movies,” which can be seen HERE. NPR stated, “…Tajsan taps into the dreaminess of post-Sgt. Pepper pop psychedelia for ‘Little Movies,’ contemplating the way each of us creates personal myths. The sound resounds with reverb, its low end recalling Brian Wilson’s symphonic experiments with the studio band The Wrecking Crew.” The video was shot in Nashville, TN and was directed by Daniel Henry (Jack White’s “High Ball Stepper,” Kurt Vile’s “Pretty Pimpin”).
The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that America will once again help choose a contestant in the Top 15 at the “2017 Miss America Competition,” which airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarships.
Voting is now open for the “America’s Choice” contestant. The public can vote at missamerica.org/vote and facebook.com/missamerica and are permitted one vote per day, per user. Voting will close Monday, September 5th at 11:59:59pm ET, and the chosen contestant will be announced during the “2017 Miss America Competition” live broadcast with the Top 15.
White Laces are a band from Richmond, VA. The cassette reissue Sick of Summer combines the band’s first self-titled EP from 2011 with various vinyl-only tracks released before the band’s first proper LP, Moves. All the tracks have been remastered and serve as a reminder of when the band were so loud they were banned from venues due to sheer volume.
This week, XLR8R has premiered the new video for “Vivid, Fearless.” XLR8R says, “The music Pheeyownah makes is a hazy and haunting version of R&B, with smoky vocals, tumbling beats, and thick bass all working in synchronicity to form her distinctive vision. That vision has further manifested itself with the video for “Vivid, Fearless,” a cut from the zero9zero9 EP. The video fuses together Pheeyownah’s music and dancing with beautifully shot images that project her inner self.” Pheeyownah adds, “Imagine dancing with stones in your shoes while fighting off your inner demons. That pretty much sums up the atmosphere and essence of the video.”
Ernest Jenning Record Co. is proud to announce Easy Travels, the newest full-length from Oxford, MS mainstays Dead Gaze. A taste of the new record comes in opening track “Constantly Happy,” which was revealed through a premiere via The FADER. “Keep your ears peeled for more of Dead Gaze’s perfect indie pop,” The FADER proclaimed, “your soul needs it.” Easy Travels is out on August 26, and “Constantly Happy” is available to stream or embed HERE.
With their origins in Sweden, and now based in London, Francobollo are today introducing themselves with the wonky delights of their new single ?Kinky Lola?.
This new offering from the band has been produced by Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Marika Hackman, Benjamin Francis Leftwich etc.) – and will be the first release on Charlie?s new label Square Leg Records.
Maniacally-masked Portland, OR hard rockers AMERAKIN OVERDOSE might be a new name to some, but the band has been working hard underground since 2010 – spawning an impressive following as rapidly as agovernment-created contagion with the release of their original self-titled album. 2016 sees the release of AMERAKIN OVERDOSE’s new full-length follow-up, The Great Amerakin Dream.
The melodic hard rock record, furthermore blending groove and synth/industrial metal influences, will hit digital retailers such as iTunes and CD Baby on September 30, 2016. Pre-orders are available now via Bandcamp.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), a division of Turner, launched in 2001, offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.
Colorado electronic artists Big Gigantic have announced their fifth studio album, Brighter Future, out everywhere August 26th. The band has shared their latest album highlight, “Got The Love” feat. Jennifer Hartswick, after first teasing a new project with “Miss Primetime,” their collboration alongside NOLA rapper Pell. These two songs and previous singles “C’mon” feat. GRiZ and “The Little Things” feat. Angela McCluskey are available now as instant grats with all pre-orders of Brighter Future. The album spans 13 tracks and blends the duo’s signature electronic production alongside live instrumentation, plus a massive lineup of collaborators including Waka Flocka Flame, Logic, Pell, Rozes, Jennifer Hartswick, Cherub and more.
Phoenix, Arizona Hard Rock Band Doll Skin premiered their latest video for their fourth single “Furious Fixation” from the band’s debut LP, IN YOUR FACE (AGAIN) produced by Megadeth’s David Ellefson today via Bravewords!
The video was shot entirely on location near Gettysburg, Pa and includes exclusive video footage from Wasteland, who in turn invited the band to play at their Wasteland Weekend event in September. Details can be found here:
Newly-formed Chicago outfit DETHBEDS has issued the lead track to their impending debut LP, Dungeon Scum, which the band will self-release this Fall. The track “Snake Charmer” finds its way into the public domain through a premiere at New Noise Magazine.
Offers DETHBEDS guitarist Patrick Dignan on “Snake Charmer” as the lead track and single for the record, “It’s a good representation of us as a band. It’s short, fast, and loud. You’ll get it in about sixty seconds.”
Following the release of his latest single “Go,” Elderbrook debuts his seductive new single “Closer,” out August 12th on Kobalt. Debuted on Interview, “Closer” incorporates aspects of folk, gospel and blues with an electronic four-to-the-floor style production, making for a hypnotic and genre-bending release.
A.CHAL takes a dizzying trip through a surreal modern paradise in his new video for “Round Whippin” out today. Directed by Max Vatblé, the black and white clip encapsulates the song’s woozy and winding texture, punctuated with A.CHAL himself going for a hallucinatory ride. In support of his debut album Welcome To GAZI, A.CHAL will make his first live appearances this month – Day N Night Festival + “Show Es Gratis” 3 free shows sponsored by Pigeons & Planes in NYC, Toronto and LA.
For some time, Chris Staples was longing for things to return to the way they had been. The way they were before he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and his pancreas failed. Before his bike accident and the resulting hip surgery. Before the dissolution of a long-term relationship. He had been left to pick up the pieces, but for a long time couldn’t bring himself to. “I felt for a several years like I was mourning. Mourning a happier time in my life, or a time when I was more youthful. Everything was different for me after that period in my life.”
An exciting new sound grips the Bay Area’s music scene as Plush pushes the bounds of genre and style. Plush is a four-piece originating from San Francisco, with members of local SF legends The She’s. While their debut LP, Pine, is a beautiful combination of surf-rock and shoegaze, their auspicious new release, Please (Father/Daughter Records) encapsulates a completely different tone, both sonically and lyrically. Lush and warm, it has cinematic quality which suggests, somehow, that each track takes place in a different climate. With the angular and ethereal falsetto of Karli Helm contrasted by the hypnotic and unwavering voice of Eva Treadway, Please echoes a melancholic honesty that captures the album’s heart-breaking, yet insightful versatility, deriving from both Wowee Zowee era Pavement and Painful era Yo La Tengo.
Australian raucous rock group Them Bruins will release their US debut EP on August 26 titled No One Wants To Dance With Them Bruins via Old Flame Records. Fashioned into shape in a Melbourne warehouse, their new EP features a new batch of calculated killer hooks combined with their punk rock ethos as a springboard. A wider variety of tunes from their previous material, the songs go back and forth from new found fat fuzzy vibes with emotionally charged lyrics to their trademark jangly guitar sound that pairs so sweetly with a venomous scream along.
Baeble debuted their new single “Barrenlands” today and stated “This high-octane, ass-kicker of a track takes the fuzzed-out tone of 90s grunge and mixes it in with the swagger and balls-deep confidence of 70s punk rock.”
Cincinnati’s soul infused garage rockers DAAP Girls have announced their new album Look Inside Your Love which will be released independently later this year! The band has also shared their bouncy new single “All My Fault.”
Cincinnati’s DAAP Girls are a group that live and die by their tape machines. After the release of their debut Tape Songs, recorded in an old Masonic Lodge on a worn down 8 track machine, the Girls returned to the studio to destroy a couple more reels of tape. The result, Look Inside your Love, is a howling, messed up affair bleeding together garage and r&b, punk and old soul.
Of the single, iNCH had to say, “The word “breakbone” comes from the term Breakbone fever. While I was living on the remote island of Pulau Ubin, I lived next to a cemetery. It’s a very calm, serene place, and naturally, you ponder about the death while you feed the tropical mosquitoes. These two things, made me think about a “friend” of mine that passed away from dengue fever. You see, if someone you loved and cared for passed away, the grieving process is pretty straightforward. It sucks, you love them, and you’ll miss them. But if someone you didn’t have a great relationship with passed on, the grieving process is much more complicated. I still bore a grudge and never got to say goodbye, and this song was a way for me to let go. The producer, Evan Low & I sampled sounds from the island and wanted to recreate my moment of struggling with forgiveness. My personal favourite moment of the song is the flugelhorn solo. It took us a while to find someone as specific as a flugelhorn player, but it was all worth it. Why a flugelhorn? Well, in the military, I’ve been told that the flugelhorn is the choice instrument used to salute a fallen comrade.”
Mississippi hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd have announced their first ever headlining tour in support of their eagerly awaited second album, SremmLife 2, out August 12th on Ear Drummer Records/ Interscope Records.
Following the success of his Summer Songs 2 mixtape, Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty will be joining the tour as direct support to Rae Sremmurd. In addition to the 2016 XXL Freshmen class member, the tour will also feature opening sets from Eearz and SremmLife Crew artists BoBo Swae and Impxct. Early access tickets are on sale tomorrow Thursday August 11th with general ticket sales beginning this Friday August 12th. Tickets available for purchase HERE.
Dead Ringers, the anticipated new full-length from long-running North Carolina-based experimental project HORSEBACK is currently streaming in full via Vice’s music portal Noisey ahead of its August 12th release date through Relapse.
Yesterday LA-based psych rock chanteuse Katie Burden premiered her second single “Too Good For Love” on All Things Go who noted “Burden’s sound is uniquely hard to pin down. Twangy, country-style guitars grace a song that at times sounds like something a bit more experimental, but always easy to listen to.”
Today, The Nashville Scene premiered the single “Make The Kill” and called The Token “a smoldering rocker of an album.” “When I wrote that song, I was going through a breakup and the process of relocating,” said Davis about the song. “I left it open ended on purpose. I think it speaks to a universal feeling when something is over, and you are not ready to accept it.”
Bryan “Birdman” Williams teams with merchandise giant Bravado and VFILES to create and sell two VFiles Exclusive items; as well as Cash Money Merchandise for the first time.
The Cash Money Collection will become available on Friday, August 19th at the VFiles Store in Soho and Birdman along with other Cash Money artists will be on hand to introduce the items, take photos and do a live VFiles TMI video interview.
WHERE: VFILES Store
12 Mercer Street
New York NY
Friday, August 19th
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Continuing a year which has seen the release of his debut album ‘Phase’, British singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Jack Garratt is featured in fellow rising star Gallant’s ‘In The Room’ series. Gallant today reveals the third episode of his ‘In The Room’ series. Taking on the Janet Jackson classic ‘I Get Lonely,’ BRITS Critic award winner Jack Garratt and Gallant blend their distinctive vocals beautifully to create a magical duet.