A “palimpsest” is a manuscript in which traces of the original can still be found – FOONYAP’s latest album is a raw and unguarded reflection of her tumultuous journey to self-discovery through her painful past. A hauntingly beautiful blend of folk and electronic that incorporates her Chinese heritage, each song captures various components of her former and present realities, be it through dark soundscapes that mirror anxious longing, or powerful electronic rifts that reflect challenging life transitions.
Drum n bass icon Adam F has teamed up with exciting upcomer Kokiri and talented singer/songwriter Rae to create ‘Harmony’, the latest single to be released on BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard’s new label, Nothing Else Matters.
Following on from remixes from the likes of MJ Cole, The Prototypes, and Kideko & George Kwali, the trio can now unveil the official video for the original single. Shot in a sun-drenched setting, it features different groups of teenagers coming together to dance in a field; reminscent of the ethos of the original 90s raves, it’s fitting for a song that features piano chords and breakbeats inspired by this era. The teenagers’ carefree nature encapsulates the song’s uplifting feel.
New York DJs / producers Klienfeld and Krames have just released their Momentary Disruptions EP, their first collaboration as well as the very first release on Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry’s new imprint, Terminator.
Momentary Disruptions EP offers four tracks of thick atmospheres, meticulous production, and the striking juxtaposition of science and soul. The short-player, which features original vocals by Krames, opens with “Disruptee” clawing it way through the speakers and demands listeners to “Look into your mind. Stare into your soul”, thus setting the stage for a punishing techno showdown in an abandoned warehouse in hell. “Disruptions” is a piece of proper techno that pierces listeners through the heart with an emotive vocal riff, before disrupting bass rattles through and the track opens fire for a gritty acid-tinged trip. “Disruptor” (Housemeister Medley) is a chugging, mechanical beast with the same plaintive vocal sample, along with acid synths and rolling, speaker-crushing kicks. “Disruptor” closes the EP with sinister melodies, chopped vocals, dark layers and a thumping deep bassline that could only have been created by a pair of evil techno geniuses.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Frank Ocean, Jack Garratt and Sinatra, London-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Flowers has returned with his brand new single ‘Oh, Lover’, premiering via All Things Go. The sultry alternative R&B number (produced by Bedlam) is the follow up track to his debut single ‘Cold Shivers’, which received praise from everyone from Clash Magazine to Sodwee and Diamond Deposits.
OLD DOMINION UNVEILS FALL 2016 MEAT AND CANDY TOUR
Old Dominion, a road-built band who has performed more than 200 dates over the last calendar year, surprised fans this morning with the announcement of 30+ new shows coast-to-coast on their fall Meat and Candy Tour with special guest Steve Moakler. Fifteen of the 2016 dates will be billed as the Stagecoach Spotlight: Old Dominion Meat and Candy Tour, as the five-piece band is the first act selected by producers of the world-famous Stagecoach Festival for the inaugural Stagecoach Spotlight Tour.
Hard/Progressive Rock Trio Cross The Divide have released the Official Video for “Sail On The Stars,” the sophomore single off of their upcoming full length debut album Fearless, due out 10/14/2016. Directed by Caleb Chamberlain and Will Hermonat, “Sail On The Stars” was premiered on PureGrainAudio.
With critical acclaim already coming from tastemaker heavyweights including Radio 1 (Huw Stephens, Clara Amfo, Greg James), Radio X, Virgin Radio, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, NME, VICE, The Guardian and Clash, Louis preaches firebrand rock n roll anthems crafted from the alleyways of Liverpool.
CHECK OUT WASH’S NEW VIDEO “WHERE YOU BEEN”
What’s R&B missing? The soft, soulful voice of Wash. Hailing from the great state of Texas, this young man’s voice is hidden a treasure combined with playful tones. Wash a product of Port Arthur, Texas, teams up with rapper Kevin Gates in this new video “Where You Been.” Watch as he showcases his hot new dance moves and chases after a beautiful love interest.
As ever, song-wise Teenage Fanclub present a textbook representation of democracy in action; Here offers four each by Norman Blake, Gerard Love and Raymond McGinley. Blake’s “I’m In Love” kicked off the album, and now Love’s “Thin Air” brings us more inimitable harmonies and a soaring chorus that incites us to take a chance on love. Bust Magazine describes Here as “an album that both longtime devotees and new fans will hold dear.”
Coheed and Cambria have released a digital deluxe edition of their eighth studio album, entitled The Color Before The Sun: Deconstructed. The collection was made available August 19 via 300 Entertainment. In conjunction with the rerelease, the band are now premiering a video for one of the two bonus demos, “Bridge and Tunnel.” The clip features stunning views of NYC and it’s skyline, an ode to the city that has had an overwhelming influence on the band
Downtown/Atlantic recording group Miike Snow have released a striking music video in support of their latest single, “My Trigger.” The clip serves as a creative partner to Miike Snow’s breakthrough single/video, “Genghis Khan,” once again directed by Pulse Films’ Ninian Doff (Migos, Royal Blood, The Chemical Brothers, Run The Jewels) and co-starring actors Adam Jones and Edward Hayes Neary.
Running roughshod over a backwards sample, Sauce Factory member and Houston emcee Sosamann returns with the impossibly saucy “Runnin’ Thru,” premiered today by XXL. Featuring a massive, caterwauling hook from Sosamann’s Sauce Factory colleague Sauce Walka and a commanding verse from ATL rapper Johnny Cinco, “Runnin’ Thru” is the latest loose single from Taylor Gang’s Houston representative. Asked about the origins of the track, Sosamann explained: “[“Runnin Thru”] is one of the early songs we recorded in Atlanta. [Johnny Cinco] was one of the first artists to drip with the sauce from Splashlanta.”
The track is part of a double A-Side release which also includes the track ‘Come Back To Me My Lover In The Sky’, which is taken from their debut album New Waves Of Hope, which is out now.
Drawing inspirations from the likes of the Smashing Pumpkins and The Cure, The Microdance effortlessly create psychedelic dreamscape melodies, and stirring harmonies with indie-rock undertones.
Today Soul King releases his new video Prince of Zamunda produced by DirtyDiggs. The official video is a small glimpse of what is to come in his full length album release, “Soul King The Diaspora”, expected to be out by January of 2017. The album chronicles his upbringing and showcases Soul King’s worldly influences.
Few Bits unveil new single ‘Sweet Warrior’
Few Bits unveil new single ‘Sweet Warrior’ from forthcoming sophomore album ‘Big Sparks’, out on 30th September via [PIAS]. Numerous layers of guitars, backed by textured synths, provide a warm bed on which Karolien Van Reensbeck’s unique voice delivers another exploration of the shadowy side of love.
Jadu Heart are a production and songwriting duo based in the UK and signed to Mura Masa’s Anchor Point Records. Today sees them release ‘Late Night’, the lead single from their second EP ‘Ezra’s Garden’.
Jadu Heart formed when Dina moved to the same village as Faro in her early teens. They collaborated on numerous projects in their youth before moving to London at 18. The pair met Mura Masa and Bonzai by accident in Peckham and, after talking for a few days, signed their first EP ‘Wanderflower’ to Mura’s label.
AUSTRALIAN ICON, PLATINUM SELLING, ARIA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE RUSSELL MORRIS ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM AT THE AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Australian music icon Russell Morris will be making his U.S. festival debut at the Americana Music Festival. In addition to his official showcase on Saturday 9/24 Russell will performing three additional shows during the festival.
Morris will be at the Americana Music Fest playing songs off of his award winning album Sharkmouth, that will be released in the U.S. on September 30th.
“Rob Thomas’s performance was spot on and the guy definitely still has it. His set was, in our humble opinion, the highlight of the evening.” – INDEPENDENT PHILLY
Ookay makes his triumphant return with the hybrid banger “Buck,” recently premiered on ThisSongIsSick.com. In a 160 BPM blur of frenzied lasers and horns, the bass kingpin keeps you on your toes throughout the build before uncaging a rabid trap drop.
Earlier today, “From The Ground Up,” the impactful first song released from Dan + Shay’s critically acclaimed sophomore album, Obsessed, hit No. 1 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Charts. So what better way to celebrate than for the Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville Platinum-selling recording duo to announce the Obsessed Tour. Earning its name from the title of their hit album and its title track, which was directly inspired by fans, the headlining tour will also feature special guest singer/songwriter Walker Hayes. The Obsessed Tour kicks off Nov. 10 in Denver, Colorado and will hit 15 cities across the U.S. and Canada through Dec. 17, including their first ever tour stop in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Everybody has haters. At some point in your life someone will offend you, hurt you, steal from you, or talk bad about you. It is the world we live in.
Mikey Dollaz – “High As Air”
“Trippy stuff” is how reddit’s hiphopheads admin describes Chicago rapper Mikey Dollaz, with his exquisite ear for beats: he often finds the most avant-garde and experimental electronic beats to attack with his aggressive bars. Today, Mikey Dollaz releases both the single “High As Air,” a collaboration with acclaimed Glaswegian producer Sega Bodega, and an accompanying music video. On “High As Air,” premiered today by reddit’s supremely active hip hop subreddit, rhiphopheads, Sega Bodega channels his namesake, creating a backdrop suitable for a particularly difficult level of Sonic The Hedgehog, while Mikey attacks the track with a brutal, stopping-and-starting flow.
Matthew Curry has announced the release of a new collection of studio recordings titled Shine On. The global street date is set for September 16. Curry continues to gain notoriety and his career in its essence is the definition of a bright future. It is his opinion that Blues and Rock n Roll are the two genres within music that truly and deeply speak from and to the soul. He simply aspires to build on the tradition that impacts listener in a way that is best shared as he states, “When you hear a great Blues or a great rock song, you can often get chills or it can make the hair on your neck stand up. I think the main reason being the soulfulness of both styles of music. That’s one thing I’ve always strived for was to pour my soul out when i sing, play, or write. Because if you can do that, i feel like the better chance you will have of people latching onto your music.”
Celebrated American rock band Against Me! are excited to present the brand new music video for “Crash” taken from its highly anticipated forthcoming studio album titled Shape Shift With Me. “This was one of the most difficult videos we’ve ever made because it was filmed in outer space,” said drummer Atom Willard. “The time it took to get there alone was enough to make some bands back down from the challenge, but we really believed it was the only way to fully realize our vision.” Directed by Jason Thrasher and actually made possible through the kind generosity of the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA who let the band film on location, the video for “Crash” is now streaming on YouTube HERE.
Described as “spiritually akin to Cocteau Twins, CHVRCHES or a David Lynch soundtrack”, Pale Hands creates electro pop infused with heart and teeming with carefully crafted details and will release its sophomore album, Graphism on November 18.
The Wild Magazine said their debut, “sounds like the theme song for a surreal 80s TV show that’s been lost to time,” and the new album’s opening track continues that trend. “Dress Casual”, a song about social anxiety and feeling awkward, takes post-pop undercurrents and dresses them in an 80s dance pop vibe.
Psych-rockers EFG will share their explosive new EP, Thru The Future, September 16th via Bodan Kuma Recordings.
The EP features 6 original songs, as well as a cover of the Bee Gees’ Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You, furthering EFG’s signature sound – a snarling and thunderous blend of definitive rock and roll, experimental flourishes, and psychedelic undercurrents.
With Imaad Wasif on vocals and guitar, Josh Garza behind the drums and Tom Biller on bass, EFG is experimentation in alchemy and a synergy greater (and louder) than the sum of its parts.
Metric Man and Proper Villains have formed together as the MC/producer duo Fire Alarm. Their first video, “Inna Dat With Them” premiered today on FACT mag. The standout track is from their 5-track debut EP (Feel Up Records), released on August 5th.
“Eyes Of Malevolence” is the latest single from FREYA, and the band’s impending fifth studio album, Grim. The track sees an exclusive premiere through Revolver Magazine, preceding the LP’s September release through Fast Break! Records.
Featuring members of Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance, Soilwork, Megadeth, and others, FREYA envelops a groove-laden, energetic flow that delivers influence from across vast realms of metal and hardcore, and Grim presents the band’s most well-honed dose of writhing intensity yet, a factor reinforced in the new track, “Eyes Of Malevolence.”
Toronto, ON punk rock band We Outspoken return with a new album titled “All The Right Pieces” on September 16.
The album was recorded at Canada’s Metal Works Studios and was produced by Joel Kazmi and Blair Robb ( Sum 41, The Weekend) with the exception of track 7 (“Anything For You”) which was recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during one of the band’s South American tours.
The original album artwork was created by Winston Smith, the punk rock surrealist/collage artist behind the ubiquitous Dead Kennedy’s logo, Green Day’s ‘Insomniac’ art work, and many other works for Playboy, the New Yorker etc.
Planes In The Sky was written by Brevi, who’s featured on the song, and The DEDBTZ. Brevi was raised in some very unfortunate circumstances and that all comes out in her vocals as she sings about not wanting to be in the place where she is. Planes In The Sky is all about getting away, being free and being in a better place. The DEDBTZ can definitely relate to this which makes for the perfect collaboration.
Jimmy LaValle and thorough, unified approach is evident on nearly every aspect of Between Waves: the album displays multifaceted, meticulous sound design, a keen ear for balancing disparate influences, and the strongest senses of dynamics, rhythm, and composition The Album Leaf has displayed to date. The ambient/electronic/rock pioneers’ first album for Relapse Records is set for release this Friday, August 26th. The album’s eight tracks were winnowed down from thirty, and it shows: each song is memorable and unique, all speaking in The Album Leaf’s singular voice while expressing themselves through a wide variety of different sounds and emotions. It’s streaming in advance of the release in full via NPR First Listen.
The self-titled debut EP from our new artist WILLS, will be released 9th September 2016 on IAMSOUND.
Chris Zane, known for his work with Passion Pit and Holy Ghost among others, produced the EP.
Atlanta, GA psych-rockers Gringo Star are streaming their upcoming album The Sides And In Between at Flood Magazine. The album will be released on August 26 via Nevado Music, home to Deap Vally, Royal Canoe, The Dead Ships and more. The Sides And In Between is available to pre-order now on CD and LP in the Nevado Music online store and digitally via iTunes. Flood Magazine says, “While the heavy reverb, ticked guitars, and oohs and has of early R&B stars are present on The Sides and In Between, the group’s fourth record, they know better than to build a home on land that is most certainly not theirs.
Athens, GA’s Muuy Biien announce their third LP, Age of Uncertainty, which will be released on Oct. 28, 2016 on the Autumn Tone label. Today the band shares the first track & video from the album, “Another Chore,” via Brooklyn Vegan. The track is the first look at a new sound for the band, which takes more cues from bands like Suicide and The Birthday Party. We should also note the video is slightly NSFW.
In light of his recently announced Port of Miami 10th year anniversary concert series, 4x Grammy-nominated hip-hop icon, Rick Ross, is premiering the first official Port of Miami behind-the-scenes trailer exclusively on Tidal.com/RICKROSS. Global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, will live-stream a special performance from, Maybach Music Group boss, Rick Ross live from the Port of Miami in Miami, FL. on Monday, August 29th at 8:30pm ET on Tidal.com/RICKROSS. The exclusive trailer sparks the first of a multi-clip release series where Rick Ross gives a track-by-track annotation of his debut studio album, Port of Miami. Watch the official trailer via Tidal here.
Bad Suns Premiere New Song “Heartbreaker”
Ahead of the release of their sophomore album, Los Angeles’ Bad Suns are thrilled to release a brand new song, “Heartbreaker,” with a premiere from Zane Lowe on Beats 1 as today’s #WorldFirst. Fans that missed the radio debut can check out the track via Spotify, YouTube, or Apple Music. “Heartbreaker” is pulled from the band’s sophomore album, Disappear Here, which is set to be released on September 16th, 2016 via Vagrant Records/BMG US. In support of the album, Bad Suns will hit the road this fall starting with an appearance at the second weekend of this year’s Austin City Limits before kicking off a month long headlining stint through North America with Nashville band COIN.
Platinum-selling Atlanta rapper Future today announced that he will perform at the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards.” The performance will mark Future’s first appearance on the VMA stage. The 2016 VMAs will air LIVE from New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In keeping with the spirit of this year’s show celebrating the creative expression of artists, Future made his announcement via a personal and visually visceral video on Future’s creative process that was custom-created by director Tom Gould. To view the video, click here (embed below).
Future joins previously announced performers Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy, Nick Jonas featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Video Vanguard recipient Rihanna.
“Trouble,” the second single from Grammy-nominated band Cage The Elephant’s fourth studio album Tell Me I’m Pretty, tops the Alternative radio chart this week! In reaching #1 this week, Cage The Elephant’s “Trouble” becomes the band’s historic 7th Alternative #1. They sit alongside the elite artists in radio format history – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Green Day, U2 and Linkin Park – as the biggest airplay bands since the 1988 chart origin and most Billboard Alternative Songs No. 1s (all seven) since 2010; Muse & The Black Keys follow with four #1s each in that time span. In addition, Cage The Elephant extends its lead of most Alternative #1s in the past decade and becomes the first act to land three consecutive #1 Alternative singles in eight years, since Foo Fighters in 2007-08. Additionally, Cage The Elephant’s self-titled debut album was recently certified RIAA platinum.
Pop music’s biggest breakout act of the year, artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers, have captured their first-ever #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with new smash single “Closer.” The track marks their third to make the chart’s Top 10 this year, following “Don’t Let Me Down” at #3 and “Roses” at #6. “Closer,” which features vocals from rising star Halsey and the duo’s own Drew Taggart, also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs chart, Hot Digital Tracks chart and the Dance/Electronic chart upon release.
Texas rap kingpin Slim Thug pontificates from his throne in the video for “King,” the somber mission statement for Slim Thug’s Hogg Life 4: American King. On “King,” Thug reflects on his past life as a hustler struggling to survive on the streets, understanding that he made it out of that life due to hard work, dedication and street smarts, and imparting his learned wisdom on young hustlers. In the video, premiered today by Vibe, Slim Thug takes the viewer on a Boss tour of Houston, stopping at the gym, the barbershop, the block, a luxury hotel, and even a literal throne, where Thug delivers his wise pronouncements from on high. On “King,” Slim Thug offers himself as a role model for responsible living for a retired gangsta. As the owner of BossLife Clothing and Boss Life Construction, which helps to build homes for people with low credit scores, and as someone who regularly throws toy drives and turkey giveaways in Houston, Slim Thug leads by example.
Austin, TX’s Walker Lukens will release his new EP Never Understood – produced by Jim Eno of Spoon – on October 14, 2016 via Modern Outsider. The official video for EP track “Lifted” premiered today via All Things Go, which called it a “high-concept new video…[that] employs [a] thousand Internet references a minute.” Of the video, Lukens says, “I wanted to make a video that felt like flipping through a bunch of tabs on your Internet browser.
Norwegian noise rock duo Barren Womb are premiering a music video for “White Raven” on Brooklynvegan, with the site advising readers: “….fans of Refused, Kvelertak and The Bronx should check this out.”
Dolly Parton, who released her 43rd studio album, Pure & Simple, a disc of 10 new songs, this past Friday, August 19, is excited to announce the exclusive Walmart 2 CD package which includes Pure & Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits available NOW!
In support of Pure & Simple’s release, catch Dolly as she performs tomorrow on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and appears on “Fox & Friends,” and catch her performance on “TODAY,” on Wednesday morning. Additional media hits include “Access Hollywood,” “Celebrity Page,” “CMT Top 20 Countdown,” “GAC Great American Playlist,” “Fox NewsEdge,” CBS Newspath, CNN and many more!
Politically charged PROPHETS OF RAGE kicked off their North American tour Friday night bringing all the firepower fans have come to expect from this band in a show that The Washington Post said had “absolutely bulletproof sound.” The band will live stream their Toronto concert this Wednesday, August 24th from Molson Canadian Amphitheater. Watch the live stream at 9pm EDT on the Prophets of Rage Facebook page and LiveNation.com.
HOLY HOLY have today announced a national Australian tour to celebrate the release of their brand new single Darwinism, the first single lifted from their highly anticipated sophomore record, set for release in 2017. Currently the 5th most played track on triple j, Darwinism is an evocative tune that is as evolutionary for the band as the name suggests. HOLY HOLY will be hitting the road in November, supported by I Know Leopard (replaced by Dream Rimmy in WA), and Alex L’Estrange kicking off in Adelaide on November 3 moving through Bunbury, Perth, Fremantle, Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and finishing up in Brisbane on November 26.
David Hasselhoff and tour operator GEO Reisen announce the 1st Official World-Fan-Cruise on board the Costa Favolosa cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea starting on November 4th, 2017. The fan package includes a concert, a get-together party, an autograph session, an evening event titled “David in person”, which will screen the best scenes of his movies and give fans the chance to ask personal questions as well as many more fan moments. David Hasselhoff will be on board with his GEO’s clients from around the world for the duration of the entire cruise. For all bookings until the end of this year, the tour operator GEO Reisen will offer an early bird discount of 100 EUR per person. Cruise fare starts at 599 EUR per person.
Lunocode guitarist Giordano Boncompagni presents his new videoclip ‘Technical Winter’, taken from his latest solo album (out in September), featuring Aquiles Priester, Tony MacAlpine and Franck Hermanny.
The following video shows us what to expect from this extremely technical yet melodic shred project, made in Italy yet so international-sounding.
Today, singer, songwriter, producer and entertainer, Tinashe, has released the official dance video for her hit single, “Superlove”, which is the leading track off of her forthcoming album, Joyride, out this fall. Previous works include “2 On”, “All Hands On Deck” and more. In the dance video, viewers can take a behind the scenes look at the dance rehearsals for the music video – learn the moves yourself and check it out here.