ICYMI: GROUPLOVE PERFORM “WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE”
In case you missed it, last night Grouplove performed “Welcome To Your Life” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
MADEINTYO RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘I WANT’ FEAT. 2 CHAINZ
Fresh off the release of his You Are Forgiven EP and his surprise mixtape Thank You Mr. Tokyo, MadeinTYO (pronounced Made in Tokyo) shows no signs of slowing down as he drops the hotly-anticipated video for ‘I Want’ featuring veteran ATLien 2Chainz. The video follows the two getting everything they want and more as they turn a senior citizens bingo tournament into a function for the ages.
The video is another milestone in a massive year for MadeinTYO, whose Summer ’16 anthem ‘Uber Everywhere’, which already has over 70M plays on Spotify, 39M views on YouTube, 35M plays on Apple Music, and 38M Soundcloud streams, has gone RIAA certified Gold.
So excited team up with Washed Up Emo to bring you the new single entitled Sitting In A Spinning Room, from Fossil Youth’s upcoming album A Glimpse Of Self Joy. The song showcases the bands slower more stripped down side while also showing off the fantastic range of guest vocalist Haily Taylor. A Glimpse Of Self Joy will be released November 4th on 12″/CD/CS/Digital. You can find the album for writers and reviewers below. Any review, blurb or mention is extremely appreciated as always.
A few weeks after the release of a digital single “Pull Me Out” still available for FREE DOWNLOAD, French industrial rock outfit Strugg just unleashed a new excerpt ‘3Stories” from its upcoming full-length album called ‘Flood’ expected for a physical & digital on October.
Incantations Of Vengeance is the forthcoming new full-length from Oakland-based sludge thrashers SERPENT CROWN. Set for self-release this Friday on limited-edition cassette, the record’s six punishing tracks were captured at Green Dot Studios by Snake Green and feature Tommy Anderson on bass and Rob Ruiz (Psychosomatic) on drums. The band has since recruited Chris “Woz” Wozniak from Lair Of The Minotaur as their full-time drummer.
BABAGANOUJ ‘Sorry’ Video Out Now
Drenched in Brisbane pride, power pop-rock outfit Babaganouj have grown a legion of fans since their 2011 inception. While keeping with their distinctly Australian style, The Nouj’s sound is reminiscent of Teenage Fanclub, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Yuck, taking inspiration from Creation Records and Flying Nun classics.
NEW TRACK FROM PRODUCER/DJ DUO OLIVER — “ELECTRIFY”
Producer/DJ duo Oliver released a new single, “Electrify,” today via all digital retailers. Listen HERE. The track is the first new original music the L.A.-based dance duo has released since their Light Years Away EP in 2014. Oliver, which is Vaughn Oliver and Oliver “Oligee” Goldstein, are in the studio working on their forthcoming album due next year.
BEARCUBS Reveals New Single – “Chroma”
After locking himself away in the studio, Jack Ritchie aka Bearcubs, is ready to reveal his anticipated, new EP. Following on from his critically acclaimed singles ‘Touch’ and ‘Paper Walls’ – Chroma is the first release to drop on new London based label All Points – which is worked out of the Believe Recordings office, with focus on modern electronic music from all corners of the world.
US rock/metal band HEAVEN BELOW, which features Union Underground/Lita Ford guitarist Patrick Kennison, will release its new album ‘Good Morning Apocalypse’ via David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group/eOne (USA) and SPV (Europe) on Friday, October 14th. The band’s third full-length studio effort, is a concept record that is set in a post-apocalyptic world. It features guest appearances from Lita Ford, Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth, Watchtower), Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., Accept) and Kobra Paige (Kobra and the Lotus).
GEOWULF Unveil new video for ‘Saltwater’
‘Saltwater’, the debut single and introduction to GEOWULF may well be the song of the summer – since its release last month, the track has hit half a million plays on Spotify, reached the Top Ten on Hype Machine’s Popular Chart and peaked at #4 in the Spotify US Viral Chart (it was #6 in the Worldwide Viral Chart). Now the dream pop duo, who are based between London, Gothenburg and Berlin, are excited to share the accompanying video following its premiere on The 405.
Atlanta hip-hop artist Daye Jack releases a new single, “Deep End,” today via all digital platforms. Zane Lowe will premiere the song this morning on his Beats 1 show at 11 am PST.
YOU ME AT SIX RELEASE FIRST VIDEO FROM NEW ALBUM, “NIGHT PEOPLE”
UK quintet YOU ME AT SIX has released the first video from its new album, Night People. The clip of the title track, directed by Brainwash in London earlier this year is a powerful companion piece to the searing rocker that the band premiered in August.
BASECAMP announce new ‘In Stone’ EP + share ominous new video
Nashville electronic trio BASECAMP announces their new In Stone EP is slated for release this October 21st via OWSLA. This new release builds on their signature sultry sound, blending brooding vocals and intricately produced R&B-tinged tracks that their breakout Greater Than EP beautifully showcased and amps up the seduction. In celebration, they share the new video for the lead track “In Stone,” whose rich vocals carve their way through carefully constructed layers of synths and drums, etching the melody into your ears and perfectly accompanies the ominous video that chronicles a girl’s journey over a desolate landscape in an attempt to escape the inevitable.
Keaton Henson has shared his new album “Kindly Now” exclusively on NPR: First Listen. His third official studio album is out September 16th via Play It Again Sam.
‘Kindly Now’ continues an extraordinary journey for Keaton Henson, who quietly released his limited edition, hand-made debut album ‘Dear…’ in 2012, before a surprise Zane Lowe play led to a flurry of investigation into Henson’s identity and whereabouts. Despite choosing not to perform or promote his record in a conventional manner, his heavier second album ‘Birthdays’ saw Keaton make an astonishing return to the live arena: from playing one-on-one for fans, to cinemas, museums and churches internationally. Whilst beginning to write songs for ‘Kindly Now’, Keaton pushed himself in two extreme directions: first, he taught himself the art of orchestration and arrangement, and surprise-released the critically acclaimed collection of bedroom-classical music, ‘Romantic Works’, on the same day as his immediately-sold-out date at London’s Meltdown Festival (at the request of James Lavelle). Then, Henson pushed the more electronic textures of some of his new songs into ‘Behaving’, his first album of wholly-electronic music (also staging a DIY, immersive production of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for two-sold out nights at Oval Space, in association with The Barbican).
23-year-old virtuoso LIDO will release his highly anticipated debut album Everything, via Pelican Fly / Because on October 7th. Everything is a cohesive composition of 11 tracks; each showcasing and transcending LIDO’s distinctive, multi-faceted production style. Every track represents an intricate chapter of LIDO’s story; resulting in a raw, emotionally honest debut. Inspired by a difficult period in LIDO’s life, Everything sonically explores the emotional intricacies surrounding a break-up.
Denver-based country singer-songwriter Leslie Tom is scheduled to release her next single, “Didn’t Think Twice,” on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2016. The song is a moving tribute to her grandfather, Milton Smallwood Alexander, and his service during World War II in Normandy, as well as a document of the sacrifices those serving tours of duty in our armed forces still make today on behalf of their country. “Didn’t Think Twice” is the first single from Tom’s forthcoming EP, entitled Leslie Tom, which is scheduled for release in February 2017.
“When I began working on my third studio project, a tribute to my grandfather and his service to our country was important to document in a song,” Tom says. “I wanted to write a song loosely based on his experience with WWII. With this generation of men and women quickly passing away, I wanted to craft a song that told their story but that other veterans and active-duty service men and women could relate to as well.”
Indie-pop band Wild Americans stream new EP early
New Jersey trio Wild Americans have premiered the stream of their debut EP Lighten Up at GroundSounds.com. The four-song record will officially be released tomorrow on Bandcamp and was engineered by John Ferrara of Trophy Scars. Mastering was handled by Scott Hull, who has mastered music for Sting, Bob Dylan, John Mayer, and many more. The result is a charming laid back piece of indie pop that started as a simple school project.
THE BREVET Release Music Video For “Embers” On Earmilk
Coming off the success of their recently released EMBERS: Chapter 2 EP this past August, THE BREVET are excited to showcase the new music video for their song “Embers” via Earmilk.
KEVIN GATES ALBUM CERTIFIED PLATINUM / NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Bread Winners’ Association recording artist Kevin Gates is proving to be one of the year’s biggest breakout artists with his critically-acclaimed album “ISLAH” becoming the first debut album released in 2016 to receive RIAA Platinum certification for sales equivalents exceeding 1 million. Gates celebrates this extraordinary accomplishment today with the release of the official music video for his newest single “Time For That,” which is streaming now at www.kvngates.com.
To celebrate the new album, Layus is confirmed to make his Grand Ole Opry debut on release day, October 21. Layus will also make an appearance at this year’s AmericanaFest in Nashville, in addition to performing on select dates with Dixie Chicks as well as with JOHNNYSWIM this fall before heading out on a headline European tour. See below for details.
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness announces the release of his brand new single, “Fire Escape,” which debuts in Top 5 at iTunes Alternative chart! The single is available at digital outlets everywhere. “Fire Escape” is one of the new songs that will appear on his upcoming album due in 2017. The accompanying lyric video also makes its debut today on Vevo.
While in NYC to open for Meghan Trainor at Radio City Music Hall as part of The Untouchable Tour, Hailee Steinfeld stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform her new hit single, “Starving.”
The track, released earlier this summer with production duo Grey and featuring GRAMMY award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd, is already climbing the Top 25 at Top 40 radio, has hit #13 on the iTunes US Pop Chart, is Top 10 in Spotify’s US Top 50, currently approaching 60M streams, and hit top 5 on the Shazam future hits chart.
We’re All Gonna Die, the highly anticipated new album from Dawes—out September 16 via their own HUB Records—is exclusively streaming now via NPR First Listen. Of the album NPR Music says, “Through travelogues, story-songs and a literary quality that’s been honed to a cutting edge, Goldsmith and his band have crafted their most ambitious record to date.” The live stream follows The FADER’s premiere of the album’s title track, We’re All Gonna Die,” earlier this week.
Tasmania’s Enola Fall Kick Off U.S. Tour Today + New Single ‘Closer’
Enola Fall kick off a month long American trek today, starting in San Francisco, California. Enola Fall, an indie band from Tasmania; Australia’s oft forgotten southernmost state is led by singer Joe Nuttall, who says the band was created in 2005 as an outlet for him to annoy the largest number of people possible with his falsetto. The last time the band toured the states was in 2014.
The month long cross-country stint will showcase tunes from Enola Fall’s next album, expected in spring of 2017. While their last release, Heliotropic showcased a Cure/New Order vibe, Nuttal explains “This new record is shaping up to be somewhere more in the vicinity of Kate Bush, Bowie (RIP), Sufjan Stevens and several other amazing musicians that I probably shouldn’t be comparing myself to.”
THE WESTERLIES SHARE “NEW BERLIN, NEW YORK”
New York City-based brass quartet The Westerlies are proud to share “New Berlin, New York,” an original composition from their upcoming self-titled sophomore album (due October 7, 2016 via Songlines). The track, which was composed by Westerlies trombonist Andy Clausen, premiered via Stereogum, who called it “…another fascinating exercise in traditional revision… breathlessly frantic, a rapid dance of melodies that will have your heart racing and your body tapping along.”
Today, Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers premiere the music video for their new single “Go Robot” exclusively on the band’s Facebook Page. The track appears on the band’s worldwide No. 1 album The Getaway, which was released in June.
Philadelphia born-and-raised artist & producer, Vincent John will release his debut EP Never Go Back on October 21. Billboard has premiered “Heaven Knows” from the forthcoming EP. Vincent John told Billboard the song is, “A retooling of the classic idea of wanting and needing love just beyond you, ‘Heaven Knows’ is a thoroughly honest plea from an imperfect man.”
On Never Go Back, Vincent John showcases unique and beautiful works in the vein of classic pop with his own production reminiscent of golden 1980s AM radio, as echoes of American R&B ring throughout. Honest looks at longing, loss, drugs and darkness juxtapose sweet arrangements with soulful hooks and driving beats.
Public Access T.V. are happy to share their brand new video for ‘End of an Era,’ a track taken from their debut album Never Enough, out on Friday, September 30th on Cinematic.
Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Golden Globe-winning, Oscar, BAFTA and Grammy-nominated composer, is set to release his first artist album in six years, Orphée — his first for the seminal classical label Deutsche Grammophon label — next Friday, September 16th. As a meditation on beauty and the process of creation, it traces a path from darkness into light, inspired bythe various retellings of the old story of the poet Orpheus, from Ovid’s to Jean Cocteau’s. A many-layered story about death, rebirth, change and the ephemeral nature of memory, the myth can also be read as a metaphor for artistic creation – about the elusive nature of beauty and its relation to the artist, as well as the idea that art is created through transgression – by the poet defying the gods who forbade him, to turn back towards his beloved as he leaves the Underworld.
Celebrated American rock band Against Me! are pleased to present the full album stream of its forthcoming studio album, Shape Shift With Me. Premiering via NPR “First Listen” one week prior to its Friday, September 16 release, Shape Shift With Me has the distinction of the first album frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has written truly from the heart, with no metaphorical cloaks cast over the lyrics. It’s an album about love, that deceptively complex emotion we all struggle with yet has somehow eluded most of Grace’s songwriting for the past 20 years. Check out Shape Shift With Me in its entirely via NPR Music HERE.
Video For Ady Suleiman’s New Single, ‘Wait For You’
Ady comments, ‘Sometimes people have a shit time in love and find it difficult to let others in. ‘Wait For You’ is about waiting for that person to let you in and saying no sweat it’s cool take your time, I get you had a tough time and this isn’t easy but I lurrrrve you so I’ll wait as long as it takes and will love again. The shoot was dope. So much energy from everyone involved especially considering it was an all night shoot. The people were dope. The director Calmatic is a dude. So easy to work with and got a great vision’.
St. Lenox shares “Thurgood Marshall” video via Stereogum
St. Lenox’s sophomore effort is Ten Hymns From My American Gothic, an album that further bolsters the fact that Andrew Choi is a contemporaneously rarified musician who can create a stylistic framework immediately identifiable (as St. Lenox in this case) but be able to helm it with such skill and inspiration that it is highly unlikely he’ll ever make the same album twice or even repeat himself in any capacity (unless doing so as a calculated artistic device).
RÖYKSOPP RELEASE NEW SINGLE “NEVER EVER” VIA ASTRALWERKS
Röyksopp make their triumphant return to Astralwerks nearly 15 years after the label released the duo’s seminal debut album, Melody A.M. Today, Astralwerks released Röyksopp’s unabashedly club-readynew single,”Never Ever.” Influenced by late-period disco and ’80s electronic pop, the track features critically acclaimed Norwegian vocalist Susanne Sundfør, who also appeared on two tracks from The Inevitable End and on Röyksopp’s cover of Depeche Mode’s “Ice Machine” from the duo’s Late Night Tales compilation album.
ERIC BENÉT’s NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM SET TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 7
4x GRAMMY®-Nominated R&B singer, ERIC BENÉT, will release his self-titled, eighth studio album, eric benét, in North America on October 7, 2016. The 13-track album was recorded and produced in Los Angeles and includes a remix of the first single, “SUNSHINE.” The remix, which is streaming exclusively on RAP-UP.COM today, sees Eric reuniting with R&B sensation, Tamia, who was also featured on Eric’s #1 hit, “Spend My Life With You.” Fans can pre-order eric benét starting tomorrow, Friday, September 9, and when they do, they will receive the remix as an instant grat-track.
OLD FIRE PREMIERES NEW ACOUSTIC VIDEO FOR “HELIX”
After the release of Old Fire’s haunting debut album, Songs from the Haunted South, in June via Kscope, solo artist John Mark Lapham of Old Fire and The Earlies releases a new acoustic video for the song “Helix,” featuring a performance from Christopher Barnes (Gem Club). BBC 6 Music followers were treated to two Old Fire tracks this week courtesy of Lauren Laverne, who urged her listeners to check out the album as she suggested that it “may go criminally under the radar.”
Petit Biscuit shares new “Sunset Lover” video
He garnered huge support very early on from listeners online as well as from multiple YouTube channels (such as Electroposé – Mr Suicide Sheep – MrSuicideSheep #2 – Dealer De musique – MrRevillz – and many more), which have propelled his music to a global audience even before the release of his first EP (“Petit Biscuit”) in May 2016, soon to be re-released in vinyl format.
Groves Share Debut Single “Do You Feel”
Groves are a South London band who live in Peckham. They originally formed in Manchester at the start of 2015, and after an early flurry, the band spent a year playing live without even thinking about recording, adamant that they wanted to find their sound naturally before committing anything to tape.
This period saw the band throw a string of warehouse parties, aptly titled ‘Late Night Grooves’ that they hosted in a local railway arch. They would play firstly live, which was often a more ethereal and restrained experience, before then playing house and techno records all night. This balance of the subtle and well rendered live instrumentation and the more visceral and nocturnal electronic elements became pivotal to their sound.
This band has one mission, and that’s to make you move. This track is exhibit A of that MO. Managing to capture organic instrumental tones with seamless electronic elements. The effect is an arena ready booming dance anthem, bringing the listener to a place of modern indie effects with strong nods to the glory days of 80’s electro. When the ear worm crescendo chant of “Son’s and daughters come together” starts rallying I dare you to not picture driving a Lambrogini down South Beach at sunset.
Field Music unveil unreleased track “How We Gonna Get There Now”
The Brewis boys – David and Peter – released their sixth album Commontime earlier this year as Field Music, and celebrated the influences on the album via their Commontime Radio Time show on Spotify.
Ahead of the latest episode Commontime Extra-Time, the brothers have treated us to a brand new track in the shape of previously unheard “How We Gonna Get There Now”. Word is that Field Music set this track aside during the recording sessions for 2012’s Plumb because it sounded a little too much like Todd Rundgren, which is a fairly understandable decision.
Katatonia is set to hit the road shortly in support of its tenth studio effort,
The Fall of Hearts – a beautiful behemoth of desolate and dark forces, Katatonia’s latest offering was self-produced by its own Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse.
Today, Sweden’s reigning progressive rock/metal king is proud to reveal their beautifully emotive music video to “Shifts,” directed by Lasse Hoile, taken from The Fall of Hearts.