DOPETHRONE’s new EP “1312” was written and recorded in the winter of 2015, and serves as a transition between the band’s largely acclaimed fourth album “Hochelaga” and their next full-length. The video for “Shot Down” features live footage and behind the scenes from the many festivals and clubs they have played in Europe and the U.S this year.
Solids VIDEO FOR ‘WAIT IT OUT’
Hot off the back of releasing their new EP ‘Else’ for Topshelf Records / Dine Alone, revved- up Montreal trio Solids return to the UK for shows in support of PUP, showcasing new material that serves as a melancholic deconstruction of the ’90s slacker ethos explored on their acclaimed debut LP ‘Blame Confusion’.
Shane Scheib is an indie artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. His music expertly blurs the lines between the energy of alternative rock and the verve of indie-pop.
A creative and forward-thinking performer, Shane is known to produce music with an open heart and an open mind, bridging the gaps between clever arrangements and emotional lyrical wit. His distinctive guitar playing is also the result of lots of labor and dedication: when he was 13, Shane fell in love with the mastery and incredible ability of Stevie Ray Vaughn. He watched the bluesman’s legendary live performances on video repeatedly, eventually mastering the blues and rock formula. Later, he took it to the next level as a trained jazz guitarist with a versatile mindset, incorporating influences as diverse as folk, pop and rock into his music.
Palm Desert’s stoner rock initiators FATSO JETSON are returning this fall with their seventh full-length “Idle Hands” on Heavy Psych Sounds, which will be followed by a full European tour.
Following on from 2010’s “Archaic Volumes”, “Idle Hands” is FATSO JETSON’s first studio album in six years. The Californian outfit features Mario Lalli alongside fellow guitarist and son Dino Von Lalli, drummer Tony Tornay, and bassist Larry Lalli. The album was recorded and mastered by the band’s live bassist Mathias Schneeberger (Masters Of Reality, Gutter Twins, Earthlings) at Rancho de la Luna.
BOYO, the fuzz-pop brainchild of 20 year-old Robert Tilden, was born out of the gradual dissolution of Bobby T. and the Slackers, a project that Tilden had started at age 16.
“Bobby T.” had seen local success after playing raucous sets throughout LA’s D.I.Y. and warehouse circuit with a live lineup featuring Sanam Tiffany (Danger Collective artist “Salmon”) and Cleo Tucker (of Girlpool). Tilden then released a homemade demo-tape in late 2012, getting the project opening slots for L.A. mainstays (Cherry Glazerr, Surf Curse, The Frights, Girlpool) and touring indie acts (La Femme, the DMAs).
Today multi-platinum and two-time GRAMMY nominated hip-hop artist, The Game announced ownership in one of the leading medical cannabis dispensaries in southern California, The Reserve. Located in Santa Ana, CA, The Reserve is one of very few businesses in California 100% legally licensed and permitted to operate a medical cannabis retail dispensary. This partnership makes The Game the first celebrity to partner with a fully licensed and legally operating dispensary in California, allowing for statewide distribution of his new co-branded products.
A leader in California, The Reserve is known as the premier destination for patients in search of quality, safe and legal medical marijuana. The dispensary, well known for the variety of products offered, is inviting to all regardless of race, age, gender, disability creating a judgement-free location for consumer education and medication.
For all of your entrepreneurial stories coming up, please consider Fred Mwangaguhunga who developed MediaTakeOut.com, a gossip site that caters to ethnic and African American celebrity news. Today Fred Mwangaguhunga is a New Media Digital Entrepreneur and has been touted as a “rising star,” by The New York Times. His continuous snowball-growth can be attributed to his brain child, mediatakeout.com – presently the number one urban celebrity online news outlet. Mediatakeout was founded in 2006. Since then, it has grown to an audience of over 50 million monthly visitors, beating out it’s competitors by consistently generating 10 times the traffic they produce. MTO is now the second highest video content publisher on all of Facebook, coming in right after Buzzfeed. The sites draw-in lies in it’s ability to connect with it’s readers, providing content tailored to their keen interest, while delivering the news with an unrepeated, distinct humor.
Fred Mwangaguhunga claims his business was created out of a pure need in the market and says, “One day I was speaking to a close A-List actress friend of mine, and she was expressing her frustrations to me and mentioned that she starred in movies that were #1 in the country, but when she stepped on the red-carpet as a woman of color, all of the camera men put their cameras down.They did not do this with malicious intent, but rather she explained that since there were no celebrity news sources catering to people of color. The photos they took of her would not sell, so they passed on wasting film, where they could not make a profit.”
False Readings On is the new album from renowned experimental composer, Eluvium. The album is out Friday, September 2nd on Temporary Residence Ltd. It’s streaming in full this week via NPR First Listen, and the album can be pre-ordered here. “Rorschach Pavan”, “Regenerative Being”, and “Fugue State” are streaming via Soundcloud.
The album’s creation was originally inspired by themes of cognitive dissonance in modern society. By its conclusion it had become a mirror rather than a magnifying glass, evolving into an hour-long meditation on self-doubt, anxiety, and separation from one’s self. Pre-order the albu
Bird is set to perform alongside Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers) on Tuesday, August 30 at 12:30 p.m. PT for “Live from the Great Room,” a new, ongoing series of Facebook Live performances. Streamed live from Bird’s living room, the weekly series puts the creative process on display for fans as Bird performs and converses with friends and collaborators in a candid, intimate setting. Previous guests include Matt Berninger of The National, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Chris Thile, Blake Mills, John C. Reilly and Tom Brosseau.
ZOOLAY – “Break Bread”
“Break Bread” is ZOOLAY’s first single from their newly released album UNDENIABLE. ZOOLAY teamed up with super-producer DIBIASE on this master piece – as of recent DIBIASE has been turning many heads, in fact even the Legendary Large Professor has admitted to DIBIASE being one of his favorite producers.
The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced today that Miranda Lambert will receive the inaugural ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award at the 10th Annual ACM Honors™. Approved by the ACM Special Awards Panel and voted on by the ACM Board, this new award will honor uncompromising artists in the spirit of Merle Haggard, while acknowledging a man who has figured prominently in ACM history.
“Merle was an integral part of the Academy’s history, and it was important to us that we honor his legacy. We couldn’t imagine anyone better suited to receive the first ever ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award than Miranda,” said ACM EVP/Managing Director Tiffany Moon.
Ape Drums Releases “Mutant Brain”
Sam Spiegel releases his debut single “Mutant Brain” with Houston-based producer Ape Drums, out now on Interscope. “Mutant Brain” features guest vocals by Jamaican dancehall artist Assassin, who has also worked with Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar.
Spiegel originally wrote “Mutant Brain” for a short film/commercial for Parisian brand KENZO’s new fragrance line, which launches today. The spot is directed by Spiegel’s brother, Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Jonze. The short film provides one of the most uniquely spirited contemporary dance sequences since Jonze directed Christopher Walken in Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon Of Choice.”
THE RETICENT to Release Prog Metal Concept Album + Video
Grammy nominated Christopher Hathcock has returned with the fourth album from THE RETICENT. Heaven & Hell Records is pleased to announce the October 5th release of On The Eve Of A Goodbye. The album was produced by Jamie King (BTBAM, The Wretched, Scale The Summit), and will be released on limited edition CD with complete lyrics.
Check out the official video for album track “The Girl Broken” at this location, as well as “The Comprehension” video here.
On the collaboration with Smith, singer Johnny Presley says, “We connected with Telle through our management, and the opportunity came up to do a song together and obviously we jumped at it. We’re all huge fans, and Telle’s one of the most amazing frontmen in the business. We jumped into the studio with him for a day, there was great chemistry, and we cranked out “Reflections”, which turned out absolutely amazing. We can’t wait to get it out to the fans and look forward to, hopefully, performing the track with Telle live someday.”
Blessed with an affinity for wordplay and a compelling sing-song cadence, Caleborate is one of the most promising young rappers to hit the Bay Area scene. Today, the 23 year-old rapper shares his album, 1993, which debuted via Complex and features appearances by Sylvan LaCue and Pell, as well as production from P-Lo, Mikos Da Gawd, HBK’s Kuya Beats, Cal-A, and Julia Lewis. Following up his acclaimed 2015 release Hella Good, winner of SF Weekly’s Best Hip Hop Album category last year, 1993 combines nostalgia for the 23-year-old rapper’s childhood with reflections on modern life, exploring Caleborate’s unique generational point-of-view through varied production and complex lyrical themes.
Following the release of this spring’s Magic EP, Australian production duo Cut Snake debut Action Burger, their latest offering out on Warner Bros. Records. Featuring three new house-infused cuts from Fish and Sedz, Action Burger kicks things off with “Boom Boom,” their anticipated single that set the tone with pulsating bass and heavy kicks. “Noisy” and title track “Action Burger” follow suit, effortlessly mixing deep and seductive tones with the pairs’ signature sense of humor.
Cyrus Gengras shares track from debut full-length release on Death Records via Stereogum
For the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Cyrus Gengras, 2015 was one of the busiest of his life. In February, Gengras began touring as an accompanying guitar player for Jessica Pratt, shortly following the release of her second album. The two-piece line-up spent the entirety of the year crisscrossing the globe, including multiple trips to Europe, as well as extensive touring in the U.S. and Australia.
UnHolywood, Killafornia – Rock band Davey Suicide has released the Official Music Video for the debut single “Rise Above” off of their highly anticipated 3rd LP, entitled Made From Fire. Premiered on Alternative Press, “Rise Above” was directed, filmed, and edited by Justin Mark Morrison with the song co-production credits going to Charles Kallaghan and Needlz.
Since releasing their debut self-titled record in summer 2015, on Egghunt Records, the lifelong friends of Manatree have toured the country, and constantly spent time working on new material. Guitarist Tristan Fisher and bassist Noma Illmensee spent time touring with Lucy Dacus in spring, 2016, while singer/guitarist Jack Mayock, and percussionist Alex Elder, fleshed out songs for the next record. Now reunited, the band is bringing what they’ve learned into the next record.
Country superstar Luke Bryan will be joining Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, and Travis Tritt to celebrate with Charlie Daniels at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena.
Bryan, one of the biggest names in country music known for hits like “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” “Drunk on You,” “Play It Again” and more will join Daniels on stage for what will be remembered as one of the best Volunteer Jams to date. Tickets for the much anticipated event are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office. Ticket prices start at $25.00.
This year marks the debut of Ye Scallywag!, a day-long music, craft beer, wine and food festival, to take place on Saturday, October 22 at Waterfront Park in San Diego, CA. Produced by premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), Orange County, California’s most successful and respected craft beer producer Brew Ha Ha Productions, San Diego’s leading alternative radio station 91X, and California’s top rock radio station KFM-BFM, the festival will feature over 100 craft breweries and artisan wineries, along with a full day of music lead by NOFX and Bad Religion.
“Scallywag! will be unlike any legitimate craft beer or wine event ever produced,” says Ye Scallywag! co-producer Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions. “We are bringing in some of the most sought after and award winning breweries in the country as well as some incredible wineries from Paso Robles, the Napa Valley, Central Coast and beyond all set to the music of artists like Bad Religion. We’ve really got something special here!”
New Video: Trentemøller ‘Redefine’
‘Redefine’ is the second single taken from Trentemøller‘s new album ‘Fixion’ and features Marie Fisker on vocals. Marie Fisker, a mainstay of the Trentemøller live constellation, has also been a long-time studio collaborator of Anders and her four songs on ‘Fixion’ mark their third musical partnership.
‘Redefine’ also comes with a new video by Åsa Riton and Andreas Emenius who are directing the music videos as well as creating tour visuals and art installations that will be shown in galleries in Copenhagen, New York and Paris. The result will be a total media experience that touches on physical locations, online platforms and video installations. “Shot in Copenhagen the video captures a random meeting between a boy and a girl,” says Emenius, “set in an uncanny supermarket amongst washing powder, peanut butter and Dolphin cereals. A destructive love story between a girl and her prey, involving a text message gone wrong, naked shoppers, eggs and money rain.”
PEGA5U5 Abstract EP “Hippocrene”
After months of waiting, experimental brother-duo PEGA5U5 releases their highly anticipated EP Hippocrene – premiered via ChromeMusic – alongside an interview. Hippocrene opens up their lead single “True Love” – a track that doesn’t hesitate in creating a seductive atmosphere. The tracks that follow, “Hippocrene,” “Give It To Ya,” and, “Fast Life” keeps it abstract as the duo recruits Wink, Cellojoe, & Shovelman and the result are memorable features that will follow you throughout the day. “Temporary Love” closes the EP with a strong finish as it tosses you into the pits of the rabbit hole and concludes the hypnotic experienced they’ve put you through.
Niykee Heaton will launch her “Centerfold” tour on October 6 at Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA. The North American headline run will include shows at Los Angeles’ historic Mayan Theatre (October 23), The Metro in Chicago (November 9), and Irving Plaza in New York City (November 25).
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 1, at 10:00 a.m. local time. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available, which include a meet-and-greet and a photo opportunity with Niykee, a commemorative VIP laminate, one general admission ticket, early entry to the venue and more. A pre-sale for the VIP packages will launch on Tuesday, August 30.
For years Launch Music Conference has become an instrumental conference and festival in the music industry welcoming some of today’s top musicians and music executives to speak and perform to a crowd of artists and industry go-getters. The jam-packed event, full of panels, seminars, parties, events, and performances, have welcomed heavy hitters such as Panic! at the Disco, Atreyu, twenty-one pilots, Meghan Trainer, Foxy Shazam, PnB Rock, Yazz the Greatest (B. Gray of TV’s “Empire”) and more. Launch Music Conference has staged more than 1500 artists over the last eight years, with 200+ acts performing across 11 venues and 15 stages. All happening in the beautiful Lancaster County Convention Center and surrounding venues. The conference covers topics such as artist management, publishing, festivals, touring and more giving artists and attendees a well-rounded look at today’s music industry. In 2016 Launch Music conference welcomed over 3,000 registered attendees and enjoyed over 12,000 people throughout the weekend with 23 total instructional panels (over 12+ hours of education) hosted by The Entertainment Institute, an LA based music education program founded by Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour).
THE PRETTY RECKLESS SCORE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE # 1 ROCK HIT WITH NEW SINGLE
The Pretty Reckless smashes it! “Take Me Down,” the first single from the upcoming album Who You Selling For, has reached #1 on the rock chart, after just 7 short weeks. This milestone marks the fourth consecutive #1 for the band who broke records as the first female-fronted band to have three chart toppers in a row with “Heaven Knows,” “Messed Up World” and “Follow Me Down” (all from 2014’s Going To Hell) – a feat that has not been accomplished since The Pretenders in 1984, over 30 years ago.
WL is a three piece exploratory rock band from Portland, OR. Misty Mary sings, plays keyboards and plays bass, Stevie Nistor plays drums and keyboards, and Michael Yun plays keyboards and guitar. They have been playing together since 2012.
The band’s first single ‘Impermanent’ b/w ‘No Escape’ was released in the summer of 2012. It was recorded on a 1/4″ Tascam 388 and released as a limited edition 7″. Impermanent is a meditation on the consequences of existing in a prolonged state of imbalance. No Escape was written during a sensory deprivation session, part of a series of sessions for which the band had traded an ambient piece. These visceral, yearning songs provided the band with an anchor to which they have tethered their shape shifting explorations.
FJORD PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “I GET IT NOW”
Of the track, Santais stated, ”We wanted to make a melancholic, yet intense electro-pop song about the ambiguity sometimes present in relationships – love, lust, loss & things left unsaid. The foundation of the song unfolded itself quicker than for any song we had ever made before. We had just gotten back from our shows at M for Montreal, sat down in the studio and recorded random ideas just for fun, for an hour or so. Next morning, it hit us both. We had the main components of the song locked in. We even kept Thomas’ original vocal track from that night, because it captured the essence of the emotion, and could not be reproduced.”
Wilco shares a new song today called “Someone To Lose” from the forthcoming album Schmilco. The song is streaming now at Wilcoworld.net and is available as a free download to anyone who pre-orders Schmilco before its official September 9 release.
Tiësto & DallasK “Your Love”
Following the success of their previous collaboration, “Show Me,” Tiēsto and rising star DallasK join forces once again to release their energetic new single, “Your Love,” out now on Musical Freedom. The track incorporates bluesy vocals alongside booming 808 hits and a rhythmic synth sequence, creating a powerful dance track. Back in March, DallasK joined Tiësto during his headline set on the main stage at Ultra to debut the new song to a crowd of thousands of eager fans.
MusiCares has established the MusiCares Louisiana Flood Relief Fund to assist music people affected by the South Louisiana Floods. MusiCares’ initial assistance will provide funds for food and clothing, gasoline and transportation, clean up efforts, relocation costs, medicine and other critical supplies.
In order to apply for assistance or to donate, please contact the South Regional office at (615) 327-0050 or toll free (877) 626-2748.
THE VEIL ‘Total Depravity’ Out Now
Last Friday, The Veils finally release their long awaited fifth album Total Depravity out via Nettwerk Records. Since the band first shared news of the album with Pitchfork, anticipation has been steadily building with acclaim coming thick and fast from music press across the world.
At home in the UK, the single “Low Lays The Devil” which simultaneously premiered with NME and Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, flew straight on the prestigious BBC 6 Music’s B List, who have also confirmed Total Depravity as their ‘Album of the Day’ on Wednesday 31st August. The countless pieces of praises keep coming, with some of the UK’s biggest tastemakers giving their support, including: UNCUT, MOJO, Clash, The Independent, The Line Of Best Fit, Record Collector, NME, Drowned In Sound, Q, The 405 and much more.
John Doe’s music video for his track “Go Baby Go” premieres on Flood Magazine. Of the song Flood says, “It’s a chunky rocker of a track that struts on a ‘Sweet Jane’ chord progression before shifting easily into a twangy chorus.”
MONO share “Ely’s Heartbeat” from Requiem For Hell
Japan’s masters of melancholy, MONO, have just shared the first taste of their new album Requiem For Hell. “Ely’s Heartbeat” ranks amongst the instrumental quartet’s most evocative songs, and on the album makes for a moment of beautiful respite after the crushing heaviness of the title track.
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. “Lordly” evokes a cinematic feel, utilizing echoed strings, driving horns and heavy synths that perfectly combine with Aiono’s chilling vocals.
Making his debut on the Top Country Albums chart, Drake White has much to celebrate with the release of his new album SPARK (Dot Records). “…insanely talented and always impresses…” (Sounds Like Nashville), Drake’s 12-track labor of love came from years of hard work and dedication to perfecting his sound. It is available now at digital retailers.
“Thanks to all of my fans who have supported this release,” said Drake. “To be in the Top 5 with Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton and Justin Moore, it is surreal.”
Portland, OR’s poetic songwriter James Wolfglen is pleased to announce his sophomore effort the Bombay Sapphire EP. Available September 20, 2016 the four tracks on the record recall battles with alcoholism, apocalyptic love and post-modern heartache. In celebration of the release, Wolfglen is making the albums title track available for free download via PureVolume.
Retrohandz Teams Up With Olympic Theme Song Producers Tropkillaz For “In The Sky Way Up”
The producers of the official theme song for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Brazil’s own Tropkillaz, link up with Italian bass duo Retrohandz and Jamaican vocalist Richie Loop for the rowdy “In The Sky Way Up.”
Young Dolph – “Trappa”
He can’t deny it and neither should you: Young Dolph is a genuine star of both hip-hop and the trap. In a rare showcase of his melodic talent, Dolph lifts the hook from Tupac’s “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” and traps it out in the aptly-named “Trappa.”
Platinum selling rap artist Desiigner has announced the release of his own personal collection of emojis in partnership with industry leader Moji (AppMoji, Inc.). The collection of emojis personally curated by Desiigner himself is available for purchase for $0.99 in the Moji app, exclusively for iOS. Users can choose from over 60 emojis that represent Desiigner’s various eccentric facial expressions and other signature moves, including his animated ‘dab’. The collection draws inspiration from his Certified 3x Platinum single “Panda” and includes a series of panda emojis, amongst other comical icons. Expect to find guest appearances from fellow G.O.O.D. Music members, including Grammy award winning artist Kanye West.
The celebrity-backed emoji market has shown explosive growth over the past year, with increased competition Desiigner is focused on having his emojis stand out from the rest. Metaphors from his song lyrics have been brought-to-life through emojis, including his most recent single “Timmy Turner” and depicting “Broads in Atlanta” or Desiigner at a salad bar. According to Desiigner, “I wanted these emojis to be next level” which is certainly apparent in the execution.
KENZO x SPIKE JONZE x ASSASSIN A.K.A. AGENT SASCO
KENZO, the french luxury brand taps Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco for an original song produced by Sam Spiegel and Ape Drums featured in the brand’s new advertisement. The music video-styled ad stars actress Margaret Qualley for the new fragrance KENZO World! Watch the film, directed by Spike Jonze, on KENZO.com/kenzoworld
This past week LAYNE teamed up with The World Famous KROQ to release their debut EP The Black Hills, calling the collection of work a, “…heartfelt take of indie pop powered by moody, emotion-laden rock.” In addition, the band’s single “Topical”, off the new EP, premiered on 106.7 KROQ’s “Locals Only”.
The five track EP features a collection of songs written by lead-singer/guitarist Layne Putnam and her partner in music, drummer Alexander Rosca. Together, the duo have created a world of music all on their own, one inspired by the backwoods of Putnam’s native South Dakota and Rosca’s hometown of Portland, OR, and the band is excited to welcome fans into the in between.