Harlem Fine Arts Show hosts luncheon fundraiser for Tubman Home
The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) will host a special brunch, lecture and book signing today in recognition of iconic freedom fighter, Harriet R. Tubman, who is set to become the first African American to appear on U.S. currency. Special guests for the luncheon are Karen Hill, president/CEO of the Tubman Home in Auburn, N.Y. and award-winning author, Kate Larsen, PhD, whose book, “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero,” is the definitive Tubman biography. HFAS will make a donation to the Tubman Home to assist in its sustained operations. The luncheon begins today at 11:30 at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown.
“Tubman was overwhelmingly chosen to appear on the 20-dollar bill because of her resilience in the face of overwhelming adversity, her commitment to doing what was right, even when that meant going against the prevailing laws, and for putting others well-being and safety above even her own,” said HFAS founder Dion Clark. “We are privileged to contribute to the Tubman Homes continuing legacy.”
HAIL SAGAN Set To Play MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN FESTIVAL
Female fronted Los Angeles hard Rock band HAIL SAGAN has announced that they will be playing in Spokane, Washington at The Pin on August 31st and the Make America Rock Again Tour on September 3rd in Reedley, California (Fresno) at The Wakehouse with Alien Ant Farm, Trapt Tantric and more.
The guitar pictured above will be signed by the band and raffled off at the Make America Rock Again Tour on Sept. 3rd in Fresno. The guitar raffle is free for everyone, but we ask you to please make a donation. A portion of the donations will go to the “Love Is Louder” foundation which addresses issues like bullying, negative self-image, discrimination, loneliness, and depression.
LYNNE TAYLOR DONOVAN “STRONG ONE” UPDATE
Lynne Taylor Donovan’s smash hit single “The Strong One” continues to be her most successful single to date. The song spent 3 weeks at number one, 11 weeks in the TOP 10 and a total of 15 weeks in the EU/UK TOP 40. As a result of it’s chart topping success, The Strong One is now being added to traditional country radio around the world and as of June 14 was at # 20 on the World Country Chart. The TOP 100 chart is just in for the month of June and Lynne’s single finished the month at # 23.
Plus, Lynne Taylor Donovan is putting the final touches on her new single “Am I Dreaming”. The new song is the second release from the Nashville sessions which included her current number one single “The Strong One”. It is penned by Cyril Rawson and Tom Harbin. The new single is expected to hit radio September 1.
19-year-old songwriter & producer Novaa releases 2nd single ‘HANDS’
“Hands” is about trying to connect to someone but not being able to get past the physical level. I tried to give it a very hypnotic, trance-like and also dark atmosphere that is meant to reflect that desperate feeling of not being able to see someone fully and clearly behind his/her human layers. During the song the protagonist is constantly questioning the relationship to the other person and tries to build a deeper connection. But as the efforts turn out to be pointless the protagonist tries to get that depth and devotion by destroying the relationship.
TRAEDONYA! presents ‘My Favourite Guy’ Lyric Video
Prohibition Entertainment is glad to present the lyric video to TRAEDONYA’S! aka ‘The Bride Of New Funk Hipopera’ latest song ‘My Favourite Guy.’
Problem Drops 1oo Days 100 Nights Ft. Bad Lucc
This weekend Problem kicked off his highly anticipated summer #litlife tour that will be touching down in more than 15 cities throughout the U.S.
But he’s making sure to still deliver new music to his fans while he is on the road and today released a new track, “100 Days 100 Nights” featuring his Diamond Lane Music label mate Bad Lucc, produced by Cash Fargo.
Expect much more to come this fall from Diamond Lane Music Group as well as the highly anticipated Problem & DJ Quik Rosecrans album!
Phoenix Day ‘Stronger’
With the imminent release of their soaring new single ‘Stronger’, Melbourne five-piece Phoenix Day arrives with substance and intent. Meyer brothers Christian, Julian and Markus meld a lifetime of collaboration and a rock-solid musical history into their most personal project yet. With the addition of Dave Cousins’ compelling vocal versatility and the musicality of virtuoso guitarist Luke Sciberras, Phoenix Day rises readily from the ashes of everything that’s come before.
Mackenzie Shivers Releases ‘Living In My Head’
Mackenzie Shivers’ Celtic soul couples with piano-driven folk on Living in My Head, her new EP due out Sept 2. Inspired greatly by living in New York for the better portion of the past decade, the EP balances a dichotomy between past and present, a yin and a yang. The joys and struggles of the city mix with a life-long musician’s journey, a new marriage, and long subway rides full of lyrical possibility. The first single, “Lily-Rose” is available as an approved downloadable mp3.
REPRISE RECORDS TO RELEASE VINYL REISSUES OF FOUR CLASSIC NEIL YOUNG ALBUMS ON SEPTEMBER 6th
Reprise Records will release vinyl reissues of four seminal Neil Young albums from the 1970s on September 6th. The four classic albums – Time Fades Away, On The Beach, Tonight’s The Night, and Zuma – have been out of print for many years and are considered by both fans and critics alike to be among the finest work of Young’s career and among the most critically acclaimed and influential song-cycles ever.
These four albums were previously released as a Limited Edition Box Set for Record Store Day in 2014, but this is the first time they have been reissued separately. Each one has been remastered from the original analog master studio recordings at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The artwork features historically accurate reproductions by Young’s long-time art director, Gary Burden.
OHIO-BASED INDIE COUNTRY HALL OF FAMER RICHARD LYNCH TOPS WORLD’S FIRST INDIE COUNTRY CHART
His music has topped traditional country airplay charts around the world, including New Music Weekly, Roots Music Report, the Netherlands-based Country Music Chart Top 40 and others. His sold-out fundraising performances have raised thousands of dollars for his veterans charity, Love Tattoo Foundation. In 2015, he was inducted in to the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame. Now, Richard Lynch has topped the World’s First Independent Country Music Chart, IndieWorld, with his latest single, “A Better Place.”
Written by Lynch’s album producer, Billy Yates and Trent Tomlinson (“One Wing in the Fire”), “A Better Place” features Richard’s hauntingly beautiful and emotional vocal alongside a who’s who of the best musicians in country music: Eddie Bayers, drums (Garth Brooks, George Strait); Eli Beaird, bass (Joey+Rory, Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard); Scotty Sanders, steel and dobro (Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley); Jeff King, electric guitar (Reba, Luke Bryan); Steve Nathan, piano, keys, synth (Tim McGraw; Toby Keith); Hyram Posey, fiddle (Grand Ol’ Opry); Larry Franklin, fiddle (Lorrie Morgan, Alan Jackson); Larry Beaird, acoustic guitar (Rascal Flatts, Brooks and Dunn); Billy Yates (Sara Evans, Kenny Chesney) and Russell Terrell, backing vocals (Clint Black, Darius Rucker.)
The Meow Meows ‘dismantle sexism in society’ with new single ‘Pretty If U Smile’
Britain’s greatest soul-punk ska band The Meow Meows are back with their biggest, best and boomiest album so far! “Go Boom!” is the follow-up to 2013’s Prince Fatty-produced “Somehow We Met” which earned the band an international following and a deal with Chicago’s Jump Up records.
The Brighton band have come a long way since forming 10 years ago as an excuse to drink on a weekday, rehearsing in a walk-in fridge. A newfound sense of semi-professionalism has seen them thrive, with two European tours in 2016 and plum domestic slots at Boomtown, Secret Garden Party and The London International Ska Festival on the horizon.
99 PERCENT PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “TILL YA LEGS HURT”
Bay area rap duo 99 Percent has premiered their latest and soon-to-be-viral single “Till Ya Legs Hurt” – available now via all DSPs. Following their viral smash “Does Ya Mama Know (Dance Like That) #HEYNOW,” the track is sure to keep you moving.
Since its release, “Does Ya Mama Know (Dance Like That) #HEYNOW” has garnered over 3 million collective views on YouTube – partly in thanks to a hilarious music video that brought Vine and Music.ly dubs to life.
MARTINA McBRIDE BRINGS HER SOARING VOICE TO FANS ON THE LOVE UNLEASHED TOUR
Hot on the heels of her latest studio album, RECKLESS, award-winning country superstar Martina McBride is gearing up for all new shows in North America on the Love Unleashed Tour. On select dates, Martina will be joined by special guests, High Valley (Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville) and prolific singer-songwriter Hailey Whitters. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, August 19th in select markets.
“With so much tragedy and uncertainty in the world, our family is watching less news and spending more time listening to music, sharing stories over dinner, and loving each other,” says McBride. “I want this concert to be a place where people can share the common experience of music and how it can work its magic, as only music can. A place where we can come together and show our love for each other and head back out into the world a little stronger for having been there.”
Getter has announced his third OWSLA EP, Wat The Frick, out everywhere on September 2nd. The EP was teased with the free download of “Wat The Frick” which has earned more than 500,000 plays, as well as his tour of the same name alongside Aryay, Josh Pan, Wuki, Yultron, Half Empty, Sneek and Spock. The 7-track EP features Getter’s trademark versatility across genres and influences. The tracklist gracefully moves from hip-hop on “2 High” featuring New Orleans rappers $UICIDEBOY$, to Getter’s long-standing bass music expertise on “Wat The Frick” (VIP Mix), “Cool As Frick” and “Sick Jet Pack Bro,” capping off with dreamy indie dance on “Something New.”
shy kids PREMIERE VIDEO FOR SINGLE “NOODIE”
The video was created by Taylor and Malory Torr, after they unintentionally stumbled upon the song via Soundcloud. In return shy kids recorded a cover of Malory’s own song, “21 Years”. In the past couple of months shy kids have supported both The Vaccines and Yukon Blonde at sold-out performances in Toronto, and have now announced a headlining show, September 9 at the Drake Hotel, presented by Indie 88.
Brighton born Max Pope unveils new single ?Rollercoaster?
A singer/songwriter from Brighton ? Max has seen waves of critical acclaim come his way in the past 12 months or so – from being named as one of Spotify UK?s ?Ones To Watch? in 2016, to seeing praise and support from the likes of Stereogum, The Line Of Best Fit, Wonderland Magazine, Clash, Indie Shuffle and many more.
Quietly plying his trade in recent months, Max has perfected his live show – with the help of his trusty band-members and friends, all the while writing new material constantly.
?Rollercoaster? is the first evidence of that hard work, and it?s a hugely welcome return. Max Pope?s talent as both a musician and songwriter is on full display, with exquisitely delivered guitar lines splatted all over the canvas, with his charismatic vocals tying everything together seamlessly. ?Rollercoaster? is an apt name for the new single, as it has an undeniable youthful energy about it – one that is completely irresistible once you?re hooked in.
Streets of Laredo Announce Sophomore Album, Music Video For “99.9%” Premieres On Relix
Brooklyn by way of New Zealand quintet Streets of Laredo is pleased to announce the release of their sophomore album, Wild. The album will be released on October 14 via Dine Alone Records and was produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.).
Relix premiered the official music video for the first single off the album, “99.9%” – watch it here.
The Living Earth Show to release “Dance Music” October 28
The Living Earth Show — a Bay Area new music initiative comprised of electric guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson — will release its sophomore album, Dance Music, October 28 on New Amsterdam Records. The Living Earth Show works to serve as a megaphone and canvas for some of the world’s most progressive artists; the duo commissions, curates, organizes, and promotes composers to help them realize their most ambitious creative visions. On Dance Music, the duo brings to life works inspired by and intended for dance by Christopher Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, Nicole Lizée, Jonathan Pfeffer, and Anna Meredith.
LISA HANNIGAN DEBUTS NEW VIDEO FOR “ORA”
Lisa Hannigan debuts the official music video for her track “Ora.” This song appears on her highly anticipated new album At Swim, which is streaming exclusively on NPR First Listen. Of the album, NPR Music says, “At Swim is a triumph of Hannigan’s understated versatility…”
ADAM TORRES DEBUTS NEW SINGLE “MORNING RAIN”
“Morning Rain” is the new single off of Adam Torres’ forthcoming album Pearls To Swine – out September 9, 2016 via Fat Possum – and premiered today on Clash, which said, “Gorgeous, romantic songwriting with a gilded edge, Adam Torres’ high, keening vocal is set against a simple yet beautifully affecting arrangement.
Mary Lynn Premieres New Video For “Two and Two”
Mary Lynn has released her newest video for brand new single “Two and Two”. The exclusive premiere was hosted by Ghettoblaster on Friday. She has also announced her sophomore LP “My Animal” due out September 23rd on Anyway Records. “The album, to me, is truly a force of energy. It’s about movement and growing and feeling alive. It’s full of highs and lows and glimmers of hope. These are songs I wrote with my rock band in mind, but still coming straight from my heart.”
Could Curtis Mayz Be The New Face For Southern Music?
Words from Curtis Mayz: “Well I’m from Dallas, Texas and we have this annual week long event here called #DallasWeek, where we take time to celebrate the arts and our beloved, yet overlooked music scene. It was started last year by one of the city’s OGs “Nasagang PAT”. So I felt compelled to release a couple joints from the upcoming project in light of that. I also wanted to give people something to jam as we get ready to close out the summer – Grade A “feel good music”.”
Basic Cable Preachers Premiere New Video For “Tomorrow’s Gone”
Basic Cable Preachers have released their newest video for brand new single “Tomorrow’s Gone”. The exclusive premiere was hosted by Idobi on Friday who said; “Basic Cable Preachers have only begun showing us what they’re made of.”
Henry Fong Unleashes Diverse “Drop It Down Low” Remix Package on Dim Mak
Henry Fong calls on 4 of dance music’s big kahunas to remix his dancehall / twerk anthem “Drop It Down Low.” Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki kicks off the project by editing the original into a 128BPM stomper before acid synths soak through thunderous 808’s in Dim Mak all-star ETC!ETC!’s dirty trap rendition. Israel’s BrainDeaD keeps Richie Loop’s rasta vocals intact in his own face-melting moombah interpretation, and Barely Alive rounds out the bundle with an insane genre-bending bass effort.
Project Silence “Perversion” new lyric video
Project Silence, a band is known from their energetic live performances and tight playing is an industrial metal outfit from Finland, combining extreme metal to headbanging industrial.
Their new album was recorded, mixed and mastered by themselves and features some thrash, black and extreme metal influence. ‘Slave To The Machine’ is centered around themes of Sci-Fi, violence, sex, love and misery.
ANTHONY HAMILTON ANNOUNCES FALL 2016 TOUR AND RELEASES NEW VIDEO
Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Anthony Hamilton will hit the road this fall for a headlining tour with guests Lalah Hathaway and Eric Benet. Starting on October 6th in Durham, NC, Hamilton’s four-week tour will hit major cities including Detroit, Washington, D.C, Nashville, New Orleans and more. During his shows, fans can expect to hear all of Hamilton’s hits plus new music off of his fifth studio album What I’m Feelin’, which includes his current #1 hit single “Amen.” Tickets will go on sale beginning August 19th at Ticketmaster.com. Additional dates will be announced. See below for tour routing.
GOO GOO DOLLS ANNOUNCE 2016 FALL HEADLINE TOUR
Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road this fall for their second headline run in support of their latest release Boxes featuring support from SafetySuit.. The tour kicks off October 26th in Boise, ID and will run through December. VIP package presales begin tomorrow, August 16th, Spotify presale begins August 17th, and radio presales start the 18th with tickets on sale to the general public August 19th.
BROADWAY & HOLLYWOOD STARS BRIGHTEN THE WAY FOR FOSTER KIDS
This special event, presented by Seth Rudetsky/James Wesley and Beachbody.com, brings together the brightest stars of stage and screen to raise awareness about the plight of kids in foster care, particularly those aged 13 to 21 whom many consider “unadoptable” because of their age. Proceeds from the evening directly benefit You Gotta Believe, New York’s only nonprofit specifically focused on finding permanent families for youth in foster care aged 13 years and older.
Every year, nearly 25,000 kids age out of foster care in the U.S., left on their own to make it into adulthood without the safety net of a forever family to provide the security and comfort most of us take for granted. As many as 50 percent of youth who age out of foster care will experience homelessness. In New York City, there are about 1,300 kids awaiting adoption right now. There are an additional 700+ kids on the verge of aging out alone—many of whom were deemed ‘unadoptable’ by the system long ago. As each day goes by, they are one day closer to being pushed out onto their own without a family safety net unless an adoption takes place.
DOPE Releases Official Music Video For “Hold On”
DOPE has released their Music Video for the first Official Single, “Hold On,” off of their long anticipated Blood Money Part 1 LP. Originally premiering on Revolver, Edsel Dope co-directed “Hold On” alongside his old friend and acclaimed video director Dale Rage Resteghini.
“I think that it’s fair to say that Dope is one of the more evolved bands from our genre & time period,” says Edsel. “Our new single, ‘Hold On,’ is a great example of this. It sounds like Dope, but it is clearly, very modern, and in no way reflects a band who is stuck in its past. The hooks are melodic and memorable, while the musicianship is on full display. I’m very proud of Dope’s ability to walk that evolutionary line.”
ACRYLICS PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE “KEEPER FINDER”
The New York City duo Jason Klauber and Molly Shea known as Acrylics have announced they will release their sophomore album, DADA minor, September 23 on PaperCup Music, premiering the first single from the record, “Keeper Finder”, today via BrooklynVegan – share via Soundcloud – who simply stated, “It’s good to have these two back.” The follow up to their 2009 debut EP, All Of The Fire EP, produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, and 2011’s Lives and Treasures LP, both praised by Pitchfork, the latter for its “strong structural definition and crisp, surprising dynamic shifts.” – a complement which is only in greater focus on DADA minor.
Disciples Debut New Singe “Daylight”
Following their summer residency at Amnesia in Ibiza, along with a recent run of sold-out UK dates, trio Disciples return with their latest single “Daylight,” out now on FFRR. Welcoming the collaborative vocals of members Duvall & Luke, the record turns through a series of melodic verses & an infectious chorus. As the track reaches its pivotal breakdown, ‘Daylight’ blends echoed, airy synths before packing momentum with big-room, electronic elements to round off yet another signified anthem.
Well$ ft. Sylvan Esso – “Young Man”
At first they may seem like strange bedfellows, but Charlotte rapper Well$ and Durham indie electropop duo Sylvan Esso are distinctively North Carolinian. Well$ represents NC Hip-Hop’s combination of the North’s intricate lyricism and the South’s brash boastfulness, while Sylvan Esso creates a blend of Amelia Meath’s signature vocals with Nick Sanborn’s electronic production. On “Young Man,” premiered Friday by The FADER, they prove to be two great tastes that taste great together; the aggressive braggadocio of Well$ during the song’s first half finds its perfect foil in the gentle concern voiced by singer Amelia Meath.
JIMMY FORTUNE NOMINATED FOR THREE GMA DOVE AWARDS
The Gospel Music Association just announced their nominations for the upcoming 47th Annual Dove Awards, and Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Fortune was nominated in three categories. All nods came as a result of Fortune’s critically-acclaimed album Hits & Hymns, released in 2015. The project features some of Fortune’s closest friends, including Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs, Dailey & Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and more.
The Statler Brothers member picked up one nomination for “Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year” for the track “Life’s Railway to Heaven,” which features The Oak Ridge Boys. The next nomination came in the “Country Recorded Song of the Year” category for the inspirational song, “I Believe,” featuring The Whites. Lastly, Hits & Hymns was nominated in the “Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year” category.
Stream Cool Ghouls upcoming album ‘Animal Races’ via FLOOD
Empty Cellar Records is stoked to announce the third full-length release by San Francisco’s Cool Ghouls, Animal Races. Fans of their self-titled debut and 2014’s A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye will be similarly stoked to hear how this band has continued to evolve. If the first album was a celebratory debut, and the second an earnest venture into deeper waters… this third album is like the crystal born of the murky womb that was the second, fertilized by the initial intention of the first. Not only have the ghouls reaped the crop they sowed; they’ve baked it into some new kind of bread!
PANDORA ROLLS OUT CHARTS POWERED BY NEXT BIG SOUND
Pandora (NYSE:P), the go-to music source for fans and artists, today unveiled three charts powered by Next Big Sound: Trendsetters, Predictions and Top Spins. Designed to inform and act as a resource for music makers, the charts are now live.
A true pioneer of Mexico’s electronic scene, Alex Midi has gone the distance in broadening his appeal beyond his native region with a style suited for global audiences. The veteran DJ has been mentored by legends from David Morales to Frankie Knuckles, and has a long history of holding residencies at some of the world’s most prestigious nightclubs.
EL PERRO DEL MAR PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “DING SUM”
Written and produced by El Perro Del Mar & Jacob Haage, the 10 original songs of ‘KoKoro’ are Sarah Assbring’s most ambitious and musically adventurous to date, but no less emotionally direct, covering themes that speak to both big and small matters of the heart. With soundscapes that reverberate of Thailand, Sumatra, India, Ethiopia, and China, the orchestration of ‘KoKoro’ is unlike any of El Perro Del Mar’s previous releases, with Assbring seeking to “find a new way to write relevant and borderless pop music with references and influences that feel fresh.”
Never hesitant to be the party starter, Generik is back with a new DJ tool influenced by his Indie roots and made specifically for the dance floor. New single, “Hi NRG” is outfitted with infectious piano keys, heavy bass, and driving kicks. Influenced by 90’s house music yet sonically refined for today’s dance floors. It’s the perfect track for music-heads that prefer a more contemporary house oriented sound that still harkens back to the glory days of the underground scene.
THE GOOCH PALMS SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘DON’T LOOK ME UP’ ON IMPOSE
In March 2015, gonzo-punk two-piece The Gooch Palms sold everything they owned in their beach- side town of Newcastle, Australia and hopped on a plane across the big old Pacific Ocean to sunny Los Angeles, California with nothing more than a suitcase, a drum, a guitar and a dream. Over a year later they have firmly planted their roots in LA, played over 150 shows across North America and recorded their second album with their dream producer, Bill Skibbe who is known for his skill of capturing the energy and live essence of a two-piece band.
THE SESHEN SHARE SOULFUL AND MESMERIZING VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK AT THE FADER
The Seshen is a San Francisco Bay Area-based seven-piece led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, live percussion, and entrancing harmonies to create an unmistakable fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music. This chemistry is complemented by St. Juste’s stirring vocals and soul-baring lyrics – the meditations of a self-emancipated spectator who explores worlds, both real and imagined.
Hey, have you heard of this k?d?
The Florida-based k?d is no stranger to the spotlight, having seen his official remix of Steve James “Renaissance” breach 2 Million Soundcloud streams and 700K plays via the Proximity channel on Youtube. He has since completed official remixes for electronic music royalty in Avicii and Afrojack, as well as charting #1 overall on HypeM and reaching 1 million plays in 20 days on his remix of Daft Punk’s “Doin It Right”. Equally impressive with his body of work is k?d’s collaborator RKCB, who has garnered over 16 million total combined streams on Spotify since October 2015 and six top-10 singles on SC’s “Most Played Tracks”. Previous releases like “Daydreaming” and “Baptize” have earned support in tastemkers outlets like Nylon and Pigeons & Planes, respectively.
Dirty South “Just Dream (feat. Rudy)”
Australian DJ and producer Dirty South has teamed up again with his longtime collaborator Rudy for his latest single, “Just Dream” – out now via his Phazing imprint.
The follow up to “All Of Us” featuring newcomer ANIMA! – “Just Dream” features the smooth, layered vocals of Rudy. Kicking off with reverbed synths played on top of hi-hats and a pulsing bassline, the track falls into a plethora of electric elements matched up with 90’s style piano chords. With the duo’s last collaboration, “Find A Way” hitting #1 on the BPM Top 20 countdown and charting #3 on Dance Radio, “Just Dream” is set to follow suit.
THE NEARLY DEADS New Song “My Evil Ways”
In conjunction with each pledge, fans will get an instant download of a brand new song entitled, “My Evil Ways,” which finds the band showcasing a more aggressive guitar-fueled sound that echoes the band’s break through hit “Never Look Back,” which has amassed 7.5 million views on YouTube. A short teaser of the blistering new track.
Fat White Family Release New Single ‘Breaking Into Aldi’
Fat White Family premiered a brand new track, ‘Breaking Into Aldi’, today on Noisey UK, released on the band’s own Without Consent label. They play their biggest UK headline show to date at the Brixton Academy on September 17th in London, but will make three appearances in the States; next month at Made In America (9/3), Meltasia (9/4) and Desert Daze in October (14-16).
ALEXANDER UNVEILS SELF-TITLES DEBUT EP WITH PASTE MAGAZINE
Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Alexander, has partnered with Paste Magazine to unveil his debut EP and stream all 5 tracks to celebrate his release. The EP, which unveiled Friday, August 12th combines varying genres to create a pure pop meets R&B style that tackles happiness, struggle, relationships and everything in between to create heartfelt, passionate, and relatable storylines. With over a decade of honing in on his craft and sound, Alexander created an EP similar to Jason Derulo’s sound with a hint of Nick Jonas’s pop tunes, and as much passion and honesty as The Weeknd. Growing up Alexander found his musical cues in rock legends such as Aerosmith, Queen and Led Zeppelin with a hint of pop-punk classics Blink 182 and New Found Glory and credits his love for the varying genres to the punchy pop tracks he is created today. The debut EP released August 12, 2016 and features Christian Fiore, Brittany Lane, Thomas Bracciale, and Brooke Williams as co-writers.
Wiwek & Skrillex premiering short film
Wiwek and Skrillex have announced their debut short film “Still In The Cage” to premiere this Wednesday, August 17th at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA. The film is a dark adventure drama set in Bangkok and scored by Wiwek’s music including his collaborative track “Killa” with Skrillex. The two artists worked closely with writer and director Jodeb and drew upon Wiwek’s latest OWSLA EP, The Free and Rebellious, for inspiration. Following the screening there will be an audience Q&A session as well as an afterparty hosted by Skrillex and Wiwek.
DARKHER Unveils Ice-Cold New Song “Moths”
Atmospheric doom artist DARKHER will release her debut full-length LP, Realms, on August 19 via Prophecy Productions. DARKHER’s first release, 2014’s The Kingdom Field EP, epitomized her broodingly intense music and created a stir across scenes, being hailed as “beautiful, teeth-edging horror” and “utterly brilliant”. Her debut album, Realms, impressively proves that the fire of great expectations raised by the EP’s spark were more than justified. Now, Popmatters premieres the new song “Moths”, calling it “ice-cold” and saying, “Darkher does a lot with a little—there’s not much more here than a couple guitars, some strings, and soft drums—and the result is magnificent in its bleakness.”
BRANDY CLARK BRINGS BIG DAY TO UK
It’s a long way from her hometown of Morton, Wash., but then again Brandy Clark is “far from your average country star” (The Guardian), and with an entire new album, Big Day in a Small Town, to play live, Clark will return to the U.K. next month for a series of acoustic shows.
“We played London and Dublin as part of C2C in 2015 and while we were over there we also got to do a show in Glasgow. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I had not played there before but I was blown away by the response from the fans,” reflects Clark. “I’ve been waiting to go back ever since!”
A R I Z O N A RELEASE INFECTIOUS NEW SINGLE, “CROSS MY MIND”
“Cross My Mind” premiered Friday via Idolator, with the publication celebrating the single as “one of the catchiest, crossover-friendly alt anthems of the summer.”
The catchy single is featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist in 8 countries. The band also boasts an impressive 2.6 million monthly listeners on the streaming service.
Listen to Anthony And The Mountain’s pulsating “Raygun”
Living with depression and anxiety may be ubiquitous, but Anthony And The Mountain’s full-length debut is an undeniably unique retaliation in the face of sadness; electrified, unafraid, and alive.
The solo endeavor of queer singer-songwriter Anthony Bianco, I Felt Tall and Full of Blood leads the listener through a dark world, riddled with sharp synths, pounding percussion, and soaring vocals. In the end, we emerge scarred, but not without an earned sense of empowerment; it’s a feeling we all know too well.
HARTS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM AND NATIONAL TOUR
Musical phenomenon Darren Hart, aka Harts, has already had a huge year in 2016.
Having released two massive singles in ‘Peculiar’ and ‘Power’, he’s been touring non-stop both locally and internationally, including a barnstorming UK and European tour, and a triumphant return to the hallowed Splendour In The Grass stage last month, playing a spectacular set backed by a horn section and driving fans wild with his captivating, on-stage showmanship.
Detroit Institute of Music Education Receives Critical Accreditation
Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME) and Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) are pleased to announce that their Bachelor of Individualized Studies degree programs in Commercial Music Performance, Commercial Songwriting, and Music Industry Studies have now been approved by National Association of School for Music (NASM) and Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
MSU Denver has been a full member of National Association of Schools of Music for over 30 years. When a new curriculum is considered by a member institution, NASM requires that it be reviewed by the NASM Commission on Accreditation. This ensures that it meets the national standards as prescribed by more than 600 member institutions throughout the United States. The approval process is thorough, and aligning new programs with NASM’s defined standards ensures that a program will be thoroughly grounded in outstanding pedagogical practices.
Click link to watch the brand new music video for Katchafire’s ‘Burn It Down’
Check out the brand new song and music video for ‘Burn It Down’ by Katchafire. Also available on this release ‘If I Had The World’ by Katchafire from the album We Rememeber Dennis Brown. Official release date for ‘Burn It Down’ September 9th, 2016.
Dvble Trvble returns to Cakeshop Records with ‘Turn Up & Burn Up’
Since exploding onto the scene, versatile DJ and production pair Dvble Treble have become one of the scene’s fastest growing and most exciting names. The masterminds behind the remarkable project called ‘Rave Against The Machine’, have been busy in the studio cooking up some of the scene’s hottest records – it’s no wonder they have been grabbing the attentions of many A-List stars.
Gory Blister guitarist RAFF SANGIORGIO performs new song “Magic River”
Rebirth is the first solo-album ever by Raff Sangiorgio. Guitarist of the long-running death metal band Gory Blister, with whom he wrote and published five full-length albums, Raff Sangiorgio debuts with a new one, for the first time as a soloist. The album is out now Sliptrick Records.
Will Butler travels through time in a new video for “Friday Night”
Today, Will Butler shares “Friday Night,” a new video directed by comedian Jo Firestone and starring Will and his family as they take a playful look ahead into the future. Firestone opened for Will on tour last spring and is included on his new live album Friday Night which will be released on vinyl September 9.