Last night, Young Thug – or should we say Jeffery, sat for an intimate Q&A alongside 300 Entertainment’s Lyor Cohen to discuss his name change, the minds behind “No, My Name is JEFFERY,” the cover art and much more.
WILL YOUNG “AMY”
Off the back of his recent fourth No.1 UK album ’85 Proof’ and coinciding Love Revolution tour, Will Young releases his brand new EP, entitled ‘Summer Covers’ today via Pledge Music.
A euphoric, eclectic mix of fan favourite covers that range from Joni Mitchell to The Buzzcocks, ‘Summer Covers’ was recorded live in Dean Street Studios with the same band line-up from his jazz residency at legendary British jazz venue, 606 Club. The first time they’ve ever been released to fans, ‘Summer Covers’ is a mix of heartfelt covers that have not only served as a source of personal inspiration to Will, but have also become fan-favourite staples in his memorable live sets over the years.
Disciple founder unveils solo project
Recently alluding to the return of the UK sound of dubstep, Rusko said “When you say a genre has burst, that doesn’t mean it’s gone.” With the bass music legend recently reforming his duo with fellow producer & Dub Police label-head Caspa, as well as Cookie Monsta launching his own #BringTheWobbleBack campaign, the future of UK dubstep looks bright ahead, carried by its incontestable cult following.
TYTUS play heavy metal in the glorious tradition of bands like Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Megadeth and so on. The band is a classic four-piece: Mark Simon Hell and Ilija Riffmeister on lead guitars, the second handling also lead vocals, Markey Moon on bass and Bardy on drums.
All of them made are experienced former members of bands like Gonzales, La Piovra, Eu’s Arse, Upset Noise, active for years in the punk, rock and hadcore european scene. While rising from the muds of 80’s hard rock, the four-headed monster stomp its big feet in the swamps of stoner rock with the urgency of punk rock . Their very first full lenght opus “Rises” will be published in october 2016 by Sliptrick Records. There is a sort of subtext behind “Rises”.
Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival’s passion and commitment to Las Vegas extends beyond the three-day festival weekend with the return of two local outreach programs, Hands on Ideas, to make our schools beautiful and the Lighting Hope Project, reaching out to offer a beautiful day for the Las Vegas homeless community and to share the message to donate and help responsibly.
“It is important to give back to the community that has embraced us and accepted our festival with open arms since its inception,” said Justin Weniger, CEO of Life is Beautiful. “Each of these programs will create a better future for Las Vegas residents through empowering seminars, art projects, employment and resource opportunities and more.”
CHERRYTREE RECORDS’ SKYLAR STECKER THROWS A LATE-NIGHT POOL PARTY
Songwriter and extraordinary vocalist Skylar Stecker has been named Elvis Duran’s “Artist of The Month” on The TODAY Show and iHeartRadio’s “Next Up” artist, and is living up to the hype with her latest single, “Let It Show.” UPROXX describes the smooth, R&B tinged pop jam as a “should-be radio killer featuring timely production, a catchy concept and legitimate vocal range.” Released today, the official video for the track sees the pop phenom and friends sneaking into a backyard on neon BMX bikes for a little late-night impromptu pool party. Teen VOGUE proclaims Skylar’s new video “positions her as a major star in the making.”
POP. 1280 SHARES NEW TRACK “PULSE”
When Pop. 1280 finished recording their third LP, Paradise, there were a number of songs that the band were passionate about but didn’t fit on the album. Four of those songs made sense together and so the band finished and mixed them in the spring of 2016 to make-up the 4-song Pulse EP.
Pop artist Emii released her latest single, “Wait”, today on iTunes and all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music, as well as Amazon and Google Play. The uptempo song was co-written by Emii and Asia Bryant, and produced by The Fliptones.
Over Sands share new track ‘Woke Up Haunted’
London based brothers Over Sands have announced their upcoming sophomore EP Roman Rooms. This follows their debut self-titled EP released at the end of 2015 via tastemaker Los Angeles label B3SCI, which saw positive reviews from critics including Clash, Indie Shuffle, Shortlist, and The Line of Best Fit.
The video for “Kids” was shot in one take around Mexico City; including shots of the Angel of Independence, Soumaya Museum, Bellas Artes Palace and the Monument to the Revolution.
Salute Listen To New Single “Weigh It Up”
Today sees hotly tipped artist/producer salute announce his forthcoming European tour following the release of his sensational ‘My Heart’ mini-album, the follow up to his acclaimed 2015 ‘Gold Rush’ EP.
‘My Heart’ was released earlier this month and rapidly garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Fader, Pitchfork, i-D, The Guardian. ‘My Heart’ features a wealth of other breakthrough talent salute has connected with while releasing his music online over the past few years such as D.R.A.M., Abra and Kamau. New single ‘Weigh It Up’ is a blissful ending to the mini-album and features the silky vocals of Leeds based artist & fellow 37 Adventures alumni Krrum.
Robert Glasper Experiment Release New Single “Day To Day”
Robert Glasper Experiment has released “Day to Day,” the buoyant second single from the groundbreaking, GRAMMY-winning band’s new album ArtScience (Blue Note), which comes out September 16. The eclectic album finds the Experiment getting down to its essence, with each of the band members—keyboardist Robert Glasper, saxophonist and vocalist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Mark Colenburg—delivering the vocals and sharing in the production and songwriting on the album.
PAVLOVA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BURN BRIGHTER”
Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producers Detail [Beyoncé, Drake, Lil Wayne] and Diplo [Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber], the track is quickly gaining steam online, amassing close to half a million streams and counting in less than a week’s time. Careening over a hypnotic sonic backdrop, PAVLOVA’s powerhouse voice immediately captivates and enchants with a soulful punch.
Platinum-awarded French producer Feder is ready to reveal his new single ‘Lordly’, featuring online phenomenon Alex Aiono, out now via Warner Music.
A Spotify Spotlight Artist for 2016 in his native France, Feder’s previous hit singles ‘Blind’ and ‘Goodbye’ have collectively amassed over 105 million streams and 700,000 downloads gaining him a #1 in several countries, ‘Lordly’ is set for a similar fate.
GOLDLINK RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FALL IN LOVE” FT. CISCERO
August 26, 2016) Black Butter Records/RCA Records rapper/singer GoldLink releases today his new single “Fall in Love” ft. Ciscero. Click here to listen. The track, which features fellow DMV artist Ciscero, speaks volumes of talent with GoldLink’s trademark flow over the Kaytranada and BadBadNotGood production.
tavari Premieres “Indigo” Video Via Impose MagazineMetavari is the stage name of Indiana-based electronic musician and graphic artist, Nathaniel David Utesch. Metavari’s music is the intersection of nostalgic electronics, ambient soundscapes and off-kilter pop music. As described by Nathaniel, “My dream is that this all plays out like a midnight joyride in one of those semi-functional, Ferrari-look-alike stunt cars from Miami Vice; Tangerine Dream’s Edgar Froese at the wheel, David Lynch rummaging the glove compartment for matches and Phil Collins bound in the trunk.”
Today, Live Nation TV and Hard Rock International are excited to debut The Encore: A Never Ending Story, a new documentary exploring the history of the encore and what has made it such a time-honored tradition. Created with Hard Rock, the documentary examines the evolution of the concert staple, from its roots in classical music to how artists are incorporating it into their live shows today.
Atlantic recording artist Ledinsky has teamed up with the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q, for a reimagined version of his track “DonaldTrumpMakesMeWannaSmokeCrack,” a video piece which premiered today via Rolling Stone.
Future States Sign to Golden Brown
Golden Brown is proud to introduce our newest signing, Montreal’s own Future States. Their debut full-length album on our new imprint is out October 28 digitally and on limited edition cassette.
Future States is a psychedelic pop band who make music that rewards repeat headphone listens as much as it inspires fevered dancing. Their music is built on layers of weaving keys, woozy guitars, and sampled sounds, paired with a propulsive rhythm section. On top of these dense textures sit pristine pop melodies and reverb-soaked harmonies.
STREAM ALT-POP ROCK BAND MAYBERRY’S BEAUTIFUL MESS EP
Alternative pop-rock band Mayberry are set to release their latest EP, Beautiful Mess tomorrow, and are celebrating by sharing the EP in full ahead of release exclusively via Celeb Secrets. Produced by John O’Keefe and Morgan Dorr (Boys Like Girls), Celeb Secrets notes the EP is “jam packed with infectious pop hooks and powerful that may remind you of your favorite Boys Like Girls hits!”
The perennial ARISE Music Festival will return to Loveland, CO for its fifth consecutive year on August 4-6, 2017. Held each year on over 100 acres at the picturesque Sunrise Ranch, the annual leave-no-trace event is offering a limited number of $99 “Loyalty Tickets” that will be on sale through Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 11:59 PM.
The ARISE Festival continues to show significant annual growth and garner universal rave reviews. The 2016 gathering attracted more than 8,000 enthusiastic music fans, with the event drawing ticket buyers from nearly every state in the nation. Over the years the festival has featured world-class musical entertainment such as Michael Franti, Ziggy Marley, Jurassic 5, The Polish Ambassador and hundreds of regional and national touring artists.
GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multiplatinum artist Florence + the Machine contributes a new track entitled “Wish That You Were Here” to Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The film opens in theaters everywhere on September 30, while the song hits digital retailers August 26 via Republic Records.
Gold Casio’s debut full-length Fever Dreams was written, recorded, and produced by the band in SE Portland’s Funky Church, the 19th-century structure where the band lives. Fever Dreams represents a synthesis of diverse influences from 70’s disco and psychedelic funk, 80’s new-wave and dance-punk, 90’s hip hop, house and pop, to modern club and dance music. The band spiritually embraces dance and music as an ascension of consciousness into the realm of ecstasy and pure joy expressed on the dance floor.
HALFNOISE unveils “Sudden Feeling”
HALFNOISE, the creative project of Nashville’s Zac Farro, is today premiering a brand new track with EARMILK.
Farro, having spent a good chunk of time as the drummer and one of the original members of Paramore, has more recently steered his focus towards songwriting. Most recently, 2015 saw the release of “Inside”, a catchy single that Farro worked with Joel Little (Lorde, Sam Smith) on.
ZOOLAY “Bags Packed”
ZOOLAY releases their 2nd single “Bags Packed” featuring BLU – from their newly released album: UNDENIABLE now available on i-Tunes, Google Play, Rhapsody, Spotify and everywhere else.
Described by The New Yorker as a “hip-hop influenced Velvet Underground” and The Guardian as the perfect band to re-soundtrack Blue Velvet, Caged Animals released two LP’s worth of their tune-forward songs on London’s Lucky Number Music, defending the line between the timeless and the cutting-edge, while remaining uniquely unguarded. Recently Vin also had the pleasure to produce the musical debut of acclaimed author Larry “Ratso” Sloman’s Stubborn Heart; a process which gave him the opportunity to work alongside musical heroes Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, and John Cale.
Summer ‘16 would not be complete without another banger from Leikeli47! Today, the dynamic performer world premieres her new single “Money,” on Ebro Darden’s Beats 1 Show. “Money,” available at all digital retailers on August 26th, is the first official single from Leikeli47’s forthcoming debut album on Hard Cover/RCA Records.
CASHMERE CAT’S “WILD LOVE”
Cashmere Cat’s “Wild Love,” featuring The Weeknd and Francis and the Lights, premieres today—listen here. The track is the first from Cashmere Cat’s forthcoming debut album.
Gryffin & Bipolar Sunshine Release Genre-Bending Single, “Whole Heart”
Los Angeles-based musician, Gryffin, releases genre-bending single, “Whole Heart,” with gifted vocalist Bipolar Sunshine, via Darkroom/Interscope Records.
Official Video by Heartache, for the track “Breaking News”
Progressive rock, metal, atmosphere and skill are fused with almost pop music flavoured melodies in what becomes the perfect marriage of inspiration and history of the great progressive and rock bands from the seventies until today. Novelty and experimentation that also manage to grant the pleasure of familiarity.
Krusoe shares spectacular debut single “S.O.S”
Taking us on a voyage into the unknown, Krusoe is today sharing his debut track, entitled “S.O.S”.
Capturing the nostalgia and faded glory of the seaside haunts he grew up around, “S.O.S”, and the forthcoming EP from which the track has been lifted – for Krusoe – is a reinterpretation of what has been, and a realisation of what is yet to come.
MODDI Reveals New Single ‘A Matter Of Habit’
“Learning to kill is a matter of habit, the more you have done it the better you’re at it… They’re just objects and shadows, not women and men. Learning to kill is a natural thing.” It’s a lyric that carries as much weight today as it did in 2012, when the song was prohibited from play on Israeli Army radio station Galatz. Penned by author Alona Kimhi – on account of first-hand testimonies from West Bank IDF soldiers – and performed by Izhar Ashdot, ‘A Matter Of Habit’ is the latest track reworked by Norwegian singer/songwriter MODDI on forthcoming album ‘Unsongs’.
BRITISH SINGER AND SONGWRITER CHARLOTTE OC TEASES NEW MUSIC WITH HER TRACK “BLACKOUT”
U.K. artist Charlotte OC returns with the track “Blackout”- a taste of new music to come- check out the visual teaser and full song HERE. The young singer and Blackburn native, born Charlotte O’Connor, has been busy in the studio writing and recording the follow up to her 2015 breakout EP Colour My Heart which received early raves from FADER, Complex, SPIN, VICE Noisey, Marie Claire, Vogue and more. Charlotte has fast built a reputation as a formidable live performer, delivering highly praised performances on tour throughout the UK and Australia and in the US at SXSW and Governors Ball.
GUESS, the global lifestyle brand famous for its iconic ad campaigns and trendsetting denim has teamed up with the nation’s #1 record label and industry market share leader Republic Records to co-create GUESS Music.
The first GUESS Music joint project will launch this Sunday, August 28th with a 24 hour premiere on GUESS.com of Republic Records artist Ariana Grande’s latest song “Side to Side,” featuring Nicki Minaj—which they will perform at the VMA’s. Ariana wears and introduces GUESS’ new athletic line in the music video. Viewers will have the chance to shop looks inspired by Ariana’s outfits in the video on GUESS’ “get Ariana’s look” merchandise page.
Muddy Magnolias’ new song “Broken People” premiered earlier this week at Rolling Stone and can now be heard/
shared HERE. Of the song, the site praises, “…eloquently express the jagged nature of walking through life feeling lost and disconnected, harnessing a vibe that’s reminiscent of the Staple Singers and other socially conscious acts of that genre-blending era.”
Fans who fell in love with both the original and future house edit of Alex Midi’s “Magic” featuring songstress Elle Vee can finally watch the tracks brought to life with two stunning official music videos. Shot in the historic streets of Havana, Cuba, the videos tell a pied-piper tale of three individuals captivated and brought together by the irrisistible call of music. Fueled and inspired by the cutting shapes dance movement and imbued with a sense of rich history, the videos tell a story of past, present, and future, and the magical threads that can bind all three together.
The Dear Hunter has premiered “Light” a brand new track from their forthcoming album, Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional. The lyric video for the song can be seen now via Paste. Frontman and multi-instrumentalist Casey Crescenzo made the video, with cinematography by Simms Wright and production by Erez Bader. This is the third song shared from Act V, which is out September 9 on Cave & Canary Goods / Equal Vision Records.
The band SOTO, featuring veteran vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, recently parted ways with their label after 2 slamming albums – Inside The Vertigo and DIVAK. The band is in preparations for additional touring in 2017 beginning February 10 in Wolverhampton, U.K. In addition, the band is working on their 3rd album, while locking in a new home for it.
Coming off a busy year of touring world-wide, the band will hit the studio to write, and record much anticipated new music. This third, yet untitled album, will follow up both Inside The Vertigo and DIVAK with a much heavier direction than the previous two albums.
“The ups, the downs, the road, the shows – have been leading to… this moment,” Kenny Chesney told the crowd of 61,242 partway through “Beer In Mexico,” his second night set opener at Gillette Stadium. With his six-piece band rumbling like a ’72 muscle car, the the 8-time Entertainer of the Year’s 14th and 15th sold-out shows closed his Spread the Love 2016 Tour with a vengeance.
“This night in Foxborough and the past 48 hours, I just wanna say one thing: shut the door, best night of our touring life ever! Cheers everybody,” Chesney enthused after the show.
“My heart is heavy and very sad today for Juan Gabriel has passed away. Juan is a legend in the world of Latin Music and someone that I truly admire. He has written and recorded hundreds of beautiful songs and recently had recorded a wonderful version of my song “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” that I love very much. We had talked about performing this song together and I was looking forward to a new friendship with this amazingly talented man. May God Bless you, Juan” – Sincerely, John Fogerty
Sydney based 5 piece, Australia (the band, not the country) have this week announced a run of tour dates around their upcoming BIGSOUND appearances and in celebration of their new single ‘Breathe In’ and it’s accompanying video.
‘Breathe In’ is the most recent single to be taken from the band’s debut album ‘Portraits of People, Places and Movies’ which they released independently in early 2016.
The single “Lotta PPL” comes off their self titled debut EP. The EP is available on Young Cub Records (Austin, Tx), In the form of Blood Red Vinyl, special edition cassette tape, CD and digital. It was voted one of the best EP’s of 2015 by My Old Kentucky Blog. The Ep plays like a dream and takes the listener on a danceable moody sound scape of different beats and feelings on each track, never feeling stale or repetitive.