TOUCHÉ AMORÉ SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘RAPTURE’ VIA SPOTIFY
Today, L.A.-based post-hardcore band Touché Amoré premiere their new single ‘Rapture.’ The fourth offering from Touché Amoré’s upcoming album Stage Four, “Rapture” reveals the acclaimed indie band’s more art-rock-leaning sensibilities. Listen to ‘Rapture’ on Spotify.
Matt Tarka “Very Little”
Inspiration can strike at even the most inopportune times, whether it’s in the middle of the night, waiting at a red light, or even riding a train back home. The steady click of the wheels on the iron tracks are the rhythmic whispers of a muse singing for anyone who will listen. D.C. indie rock artist Matt Tarka announces the EP, Surely Late, a collection of these captured moments, due out November 18. Weaving isolated instances of heartbreak and rejection, he creates a sound that remedies nostalgia while still delighting with melodic surprise. The first single, “Very Little” is available as an approved downloadable mp3.
Holy Golden Interview + Video Premiere On Rookie Magazine
Holy Golden is the multifaceted musical world of Leslie Schott and Andrew Valenti.
From euphoric dream-pop to lo-fi garage rock, their sound is refreshingly dynamic yet always maintains an unparalleled specificity. Holy Golden’s creative process is a labyrinthian breadcrumb trail fueled by their darkest sorrows and brightest fantasies, which ultimately leads them towards their imaginative kingdom of sound – whose themes are deeply personal and at the same time, universally relevant.
Steven Julien shares new visual for “Fallen”
Steven Julien has shared “Fallen”, an NTS video production guiding viewers through 6 tracks off his new LP.
The fallen angel. The rebellious soul expelled from the pearly gates and forced to live in hell among mere mortals for eternity. Here they endeavour to condition and corrupt everything around them; a bold middle finger aimed in the direction of its former home in the promised land. Now imagine a soundtrack to this tragic tale. FunkinEven—also known as Steven Julien— has made just that with his debut album Fallen.
Few Bits unveil the intimate music video for latest single ‘Sweet Warrior’
Few Bits unveil the intimate music video for new single ‘Sweet Warrior’, taken from forthcoming sophomore album ‘Big Sparks’, out on 30th September via [PIAS]. Hazy, slow-mo black and white close-ups of lead singer Karolien Van Ransbeeck and her band match the gently lulling dream-pop of the track.
Triumphant performances at SXSW, Canadian Music Week, The Great Escape and Pukkelpop this summer, coupled with marked tastemaker buzz surrounding the records’ first two singles ‘Summer Sun’ and ‘Anyone Else’ has made Few Bits one of the most exciting acts to come through the new Belgian scene.
Dead Rhetoric zine has partnered with Progressive Metal band THE RETICENT for the exclusive premiere of “The Confrontation” from On The Eve of a Goodbye.
HAMILTON LEITHAUSER + ROSTAM DEBUT “A 1000 TIMES”
Last night, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam made their TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with a performance of their single “A 1000 Times.”
USA Today Premieres Brother Moses’ “Older” Video
Fayetteville, Arkansas-based indie rock band Brother Moses just premiered their video for “Older” at USA Today, who called it “a perfect bit of jangly guitar rock.”
Grammy-award winning rap artist, Lecrae has announced ‘The Destination Tour, You’re Accepted’ this fall with shows in NYC, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The cross-country trek kicks off on October 25th in Columbia, SC and continues through November 16th in Asheville, NC.
LOCASH FEATURED IN COMCAST SPOTLIGHT’S BUILT FORD TOUGH® DEALER ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
Hit-making Reviver Records country music duo LOCASH, who join a handful of country artists to have two Top 10 radio singles in the last 12 months with “I Know Somebody” at No. 10, are featured in Comcast Built Ford Tough® dealer advertising campaigns across the country. LOCASH’s Chris Lucas and Preston Brust deliver infectious energy in the self-penned promotional song “Tough,” exclusively written and utilized for Ford dealer promotional spots and advertisements. Click here to watch the Comcast Built Ford Tough® dealer advertising campaign featuring LOCASH.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day release the music video for their current single “Bang Bang” from their upcoming new album Revolution Radio, which will be released by Reprise Records on October 7th. Shot in Venice, CA, the video was directed by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and is available to watch today exclusively on the band’s Facebook HERE.
Living Colour have released a video for their new single “Who Shot Ya?” via Rolling Stone. Watch it here. The song—a reinvention of The Notorious B.IG.’s classic track—was recorded and released to protest the ongoing wave of gun violence and racial profiling in the U.S. Over the course of the chilling 4-minute clip, statistics pertaining to gun-related tragedies flash across the screen, photos of people whose lives were ended through guns are shown and the names of gun death victims scroll, including Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Jr., Kurt Cobain, Malcolm X, Dimebag Darrell, Martin Luther King, Marvin Gaye and Lee Harvey Oswald.
Weeks after their sold-out shows at T-Mobile Arena with Guns N’ Roses, mega-platinum-selling rock band ALICE IN CHAINS have announced plans for a North American headlining tour set to kick off July 6 at Schnitzer Hall in Portland.
Alice In Chains’ most recent release was the Grammy nominated album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 at No. 2 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums Chart. Rolling Stone gave the record three stars, as did USA Today, who praised it as an album of “undeniable power.” Spin called it “an assured, diverse, heated record with galvanized hooks,” Pitchfork said it’s “as insistent as [landmark album] Dirt,” and the Seattle Times wrote, “Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall, Mike Inez and Sean Kinney continue to defy expectations” and that “Alice In Chains is better than ever.”
ole Songwriters Have Number One Hit with Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan”
ole, the world’s fastest growing rights management company, announced today country star Kelsea Ballerini’s single “Peter Pan,” which was co-produced by ole songwriter/?producer Jason Massey and co-written by ole legacy songwriter Jesse Lee has hit number one on the Billboard Country chart.
“Peter Pan” marks Ballerini’s third single and her third to reach number one on the charts. Ballerini performed the hit on Sunday at the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards in Ontario, where ole was recognized for the tenth consecutive year by CCMA as “Music Publishing Company of the Year.”
Coming Home is the new studio album from PAIN, the Swedish metal force led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Lindemann). The record was officially unveiled last Friday via Nuclear Blast. In conjunction with its release, the band is pleased to reveal the official new visual accompaniment to “A Wannabe.” The clip was directed, filmedm and edited by Owe Lingvall and produced by Per Bussmann of Dreamday Media with visual effects by Konstantin Smirnov (The Rasmus, Kamelot, Meshuggah et al).
Describing their sound as ‘down-tempo jazz-influenced hardcore’, Robocobra Quartet out of Belfast, sound like little else. Combining spoken-word vocals, effects-laden bass, and raw improvisation, Robocobra Quartet’s no holds barred approach has garnered the group a reputation as a must-see live act.
AARON LEWIS aims to prove traditional Country music still has a place in the mainstream as he performs “That Ain’t Country” on Fox & Friends this Thursday (9/15) during the 8AM ET hour. The lead single is featured on SINNER, his first album for Dot Records, out Friday (9/16).
The 12-track project was recorded in only 16 hours at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios with producer Buddy Cannon (George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones). Lewis single-handedly penned eight of the songs, in addition to covering Chris Stapleton’s “Whiskey and You” and The Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier.” Lewis collaborates with Willie Nelson on the album’s title track while Grammy® Award-winning artists Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski and Vince Gill are also featured.
FRENSHIP SHARES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR HIT SINGLE “CAPSIZE”
FRENSHIP’s “Capsize” continues to ride an incredible wave, as today the Los Angeles-based duo (James Hite and Brett Sunderland) unveils the official music video for their hit single, watch HERE. Director Andrew Donoho explains: “FRENSHIP manages to capture a very complex duality in ‘Capsize.’ Sonically the song has such a sense of joy and celebration, but the tone is dripping with longing and isolation. Building visuals for a contradiction like this was an exciting challenge.” The video features choreography by Denna Thomsen and dancers Matthew Peacock and Kayla Kalbfleisch.
The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) in Philadelphia is the exclusive East Coast venue for Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. On view September 16, 2016 through January 16, 2017, the exhibition presents the first comprehensive retrospective about the life and career of legendary rock impresario Bill Graham (1931–1991). Recognized as one of the most influential concert promoters in history, Graham played a pivotal role in the careers of iconic artists including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Fleetwood Mac, the Who, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and the Rolling Stones. He conceived of rock & roll as a powerful force for supporting humanitarian causes and was instrumental in the production of milestone benefit concerts such as Live Aid (1985)—which took place in Philadelphia and London—and Human Rights Now! (1988). The Museum will be open late on Wednesday nights (until 8 pm) throughout the run of the show.*
Bill Graham lived the American Dream, and helped to promote and popularize a truly American phenomenon: Rock & Roll. The exhibition illuminates how his childhood experiences as a Jewish emigrant from Nazi Germany fueled his drive and ingenuity as a cultural innovator and advocate for social justice. Born in Berlin, Graham immigrated to New York at the age of ten as part of a Red Cross effort to help Jewish children fleeing the Nazis. He went to live with a foster family in the Bronx and spent his teenage years in New York City before being drafted to fight in the Korean War. In the early 1960s, he relocated to San Francisco, just as the counterculture was gathering steam, and became the business manager for the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a radical theater company that performed for free in parks.
FIGURE Teams with Code Pandorum to Release Horror Infused, ‘Controlled Chaos,’ “RedRum”
Heavy Bass and Universal Studio’s Hollywood Horror Nights soundtrack producer FIGURE has released his collaboration and The Shining filled Visualizer with Code Pandorum off of his upcoming Monsters 7, “RedRum”. Originally premiered on Your EDM, “RedRum” and the rest of Monsters 7, with an immediate download of “The Ritual (ft. Dack Janiels)” online HERE
Code and I have been tossing the idea of collabing back and forth for a while, it makes very obvious sense that we should be working on music together. We tried a couple ideas, and nothing really stuck .. but one day I had off in Australia I decided to give his stems another shot, and within maybe an hour I had a playable demo. ‘RedRum’ turned out to be the craziest song on Monsters 7, I hope you guys enjoy it :) – FIGURE
Supersonic soul group The Heavy have released their new track “WTF” today via Relix. Frontman Kelvin Swaby describes the socially driven tune as “an observation of the mindless, senseless acts of violence that human beings are capable of,” and adds that it was written on the evening of the madness that occurred in Paris on Friday, November 13, 2015.
Oliver Munch debuts on Blow The Roof Records with ‘Knots EP’
September 13th sees the latest release from Northampton-based, multi-genre label, Blow The Roof Records, which comes in the form of the stunningly beautiful ‘Knots EP’ from Australian debutant, Oliver Munch. The talented, young musician began catching the attention of various names wishing the Dance music industry due to a succession of impressive tracks that he has been producing. Taking obvious influences from the world of Hip-Hop, his wonderfully crafted downtempo and emotive productions spurred Blow The Roof into action to quickly sign him up, making him the 33rd different nationality on their diverse imprint.
Dirty Sole is excited to announce their sophomore album FWD Motion will be available on Friday, December 9, 2016 via Dirty Sole Music. To highlight the announcement, Dirty Sole premiered their music video for “Take You There” on LessThan3 yesterday, September 12th. “Take You There” is the first offering from FWD Motion and quickly follows the release of Dirty Sole’s “Owning It” Remix Package featuring remixes by The Juan MacLean of DFA Records.
“Take You There” is the first glimpse of what you can expect off Dirty Sole’s upcoming album, FWD Motion. The track utilizes analog riffs, electronic bass, and a phased out vocal to create a futuristic, Timbaland inspired sound. Directed by Diane Sagnier of QUAD Productions, the music video sees a group of friends taking a psychedelic road trip through the desert. It leaves you wondering what the hell just hit you.
FIGHT CLVB Teams Up With MC Spyder For “Tekno Tusks”
By manifesting their vivacious personality in each hit they produce, FIGHT CLVB has captured the hearts of the electronic dance scene like few before them. With help from the distinctive vocal chants of MC Spyder, the New York City electronic duo makes their return to Dim Mak with the raucous jungle terror anthem “Tekno Tusks,” recently premiered on This Song Slaps.
Bobby Brackins – “Joyride” Feat. Austin Mahone
Like an Instagram model’s timeline come to life, the video for Bobby Brackins’ infectious “Joyride” is a feast for the eyes. Catching all the sun rays are Bobby, Austin Mahone, and their lady friends riding dune buggies and parlaying on the warm beach sand, creating the perfect adieu for all our Summer Sixteens. “Joyride” is the latest single from the first in a series of three EPs by the Oakland native, entitled To Live For…, which was released earlier this year.
Bloomington, IN-based band Busman’s Holiday has announced a new LP, Popular Cycles. Due out October 14th via Joyful Noise Recordings, it’s currently available for pre-order.
Led by brothers Lewis and Addison Rogers, Busman’s Holiday is known for its storytelling lyrics and playful on-stage banter, and has toured with artists like Kishi Bashi and Saintseneca. With Popular Cycles, the band examines everyday life through different lenses and give voices to a diverse cast of characters.
DON DiLEGO Shares New Video “Don’t Bury Me”
Magnificent Ram A, the new album from musical troubadour Don DiLego, is out now via Velvet Elk / One Little Indian Records. Recently premiering his new video from the record, “Don’t Bury Me Alive,” we see a brilliant look into DiLego as a songwriter and performer. With a black and white video that fits the performance like a glove, it takes DiLego’s music to a whole new level.
On Magnificent Ram A, we see its roots form in Portland, OR with producer/engineer Gregg Williams (Blitzen Trapper, Dandy Warhols, The Decemberists), and wind it’s way back East to the wooded Pennsylvania retreat that is Velvet Elk Studios, DiLego has released a stunning collection of songs, laced with gorgeous melodies and haunting vocals.
Norwegian quintet OKKULTOKRATI has just issued a video for the title track to their impending Raspberry Dawn album which is nearing release through Southern Lord later this month.
On Wednesday, September 14, Jimmy Page will host an exclusive Led Zeppelin listening event at Olympic Studios in London featuring the worldwide debut of several previously unreleased tracks from THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS, just days prior to the set’s official release on September 16. The listening event, moderated by legendary BBC DJ Johnnie Walker, will be held before an intimate audience and streamed on Facebook Live starting at 2:30PM ET, followed by a conversation with Page and Walker. The evening will conclude with the world premiere of a new video of “What Is And What Should Never Be” from THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS. Directed by Ariel Costa, the monochromatic video features a melding of classic Led Zeppelin live performance video with innovative animation.
Overjoy shares sophomore offering ‘Another EP’
Indie-electronic trio Overjoy debuted their groovy, eclectic sound last year with the release of their inaugural EP, Breakfast. Now, the LA-based outfit of longtime friends is back with their anticipated sophomore offering, Another EP.
The three-track compilation boasts an assortment of exploratory sounds and styles to deliver a fresh and immersive collection of music perfect for the end of summer. The titular track, “Another” is a wavey slow-churning groover that takes listeners on a ride through lush sounds and tribal vibes. “Holiday,” which was released as a single earlier this month, showcases the cinematic soundscapes that define Overjoy’s boundary-breaking sound. The track is paired with a kaleidoscopic, color-splashed music video that follows its protagonist’s psychedelic journey from a deserted island in search of fun and friendship.
Let’s Eat Grandma Share Video For “Sax and The City”
Today Let’s Eat Grandma share a video for their current single, ‘Sax In The City’, one of the standout tracks from their critically applauded debut album, ‘I, Gemini’. A dystopian nightmare of people rendered robot slaves by smartphones and tablets, ‘Sax In The City’ is all the more striking for its jaunty lo-fi pop setting. The accompanying, unsettling video is premiering now via Stereogum – watch it here via Stereogum.
HISH has announced the release of its new studio album, Big Boat. Released via the band’s own JEMP Records, Big Boat arrives on Friday, October 7th.
Big Boat is available now for pre-order at the Phish Dry Goods Official Store, with all CD, vinyl and digital pre-orders accompanied by an instant download of the track, “Breath and Burning.” All physical pre-orders via Phish Dry Goods come with a free oversized print of the album cover that unfolds to 36″ x 36″.
NPR Music’s All Songs Considered debuted “Breath and Burning” earlier this week, applauding it as “a breezy rocker punctuated by some classic soul horn lines and a joyful key-change in the chorus that hints at future jams,” adding that “while it highlights Phish’s trademark songcraft and knotty wordplay, Anastasio and the band are revealing more of themselves in the lyrics…As Anastasio sings about looming end times with celebration of life rather than with doom, it feels like one of the more personally direct songs in Phish’s repertoire.”
Sin Fang’s ‘Spaceland’ streams in full at Consequence of Sound
Leaving the rooted flora of his previous album(s) behind, Sin Fang glides into uncharted territory with his fourth full-length entitled “Spaceland” – a collection of electrified tunes that pack a soft punch and some invisible bling. It’s his idiosyncratic take on future r&b, one that doesn’t mince matters and features various guests including Jónsi (Sigur Rós), Sóley, Pascal Pinon’s Jófríður Ákadóttir and Farao.
Sarantos releases a new country rock music video for his new song “Whiskey”
This funny music video centers on an alcoholic who is finally cured of his addiction when he finds the love of his life. Whiskey is replaced by a loving, caring and patient companion.
This song and video is ultimately about human weakness. We all have faults and we definitely have weaknesses. We might not always admit it but we certainly do! Some of us are addicted to alcohol, some to women, some the thrill of gambling. The temptations and vices are endless. We are human which means we are not perfect. We are all tempted by something. Maybe we have tasted it. Maybe we have never given in to it but still worry we will one day. Maybe we are actively struggling to free ourselves from its grip. Maybe we have beat it but fear a relapse. Whatever our story, this song and music video is about a man who is always deep in trouble with his addiction. Eventually, thru finding the right person, he is able to overcome his addiction. The right support system is often needed and he is lucky to have finally find one. At some point in our lives, we have all benefitted from the kindness of others. We should remember that and try to give back when we can!
Recorded by Jeff Zeigler (The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile, Nothing), Almost Paradise is a bold and sweeping album that expands upon the bedroom dreampop of Suburban Living’s 2015 eponymous debut. Whereas the band began as a solo project of singer/guitarist Wesley Bunch – with him writing, playing, and recording everything on his own – it now includes Michael Cammarata (drums), Peter Pantina (bass), and Chris Radwanski (guitar) in collaboration to fill out the sound. The album was written across 2015, a year after Bunch moved to Philadelphia from Virginia Beach, VA and found himself working through both a heartbreak and the sense of disjointedness that comes with relocation. The resultant Almost Paradise is a coming-of-age breakup album that looks at the loss of love and friends, and the unmoored feeling that comes with change and finding a new sense of home.
Organizers of the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence today announced that Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam has joined the lineup for the nationwide concert’s headliner event at New York’s Beacon Theatre on September 25 – the Congressionally-designated date to remember murder victims. Vedder will take the stage with previously announced artists Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn and Vy Higginsen’s Gospel Choir of Harlem.
Symbiosis Gathering, a multifaceted lakeside arts, music, and community gathering, today released a compilation via Bandcamp offering fans a free downloadable collection of material from the electronic artists and live performers that make up the ‘Family Tree’ lineup.
In alignment with the diverse curation of the gathering, the compilation showcases a wide range of artists from headlining acts like Ta-Ku, Gramatik, and RL Grime, to live spectacles Beats Antique, FKJ, Hundred Waters, and Dirtwire, to champions of the bass music movement Ekali, An-Ten-Nae and Dimond Saints, and Desert Hearts house/techno purveyors Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, and Marbs. The compilation is available to download for free exclusively via Bandcamp HERE.
TRAILS AND WAYS PREMIERE NEW SONG “GET LOUD” VIA FLOOD MAGAZINE
The band – the core duo of singer/guitarist Keith Brower Brown and drummer Ian Quirk, joined by Alycia Lang (guitar/keys/vocals) and Miriam Speyer (bass/vocals) live – will head out on an extensive U.S. tour next month, beginning October 13th in Los Angeles, CA. The run will continue through December 3rd in Seattle, WA and also includes October 28th and October 29th shows in New York and Brooklyn, NY, respectively.
Los Angeles’ own RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will help kick off the Rams’ inaugural season back home in Southern California with a performance prior to the historic home opener at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, September 18. The pregame performance leads into the Rams hosting the Seattle Seahawks during the first NFL game in Los Angeles in 22 years (FOX 11/KTTV, 1:05 PM PT).
“Since I was a little boy, I’ve taken joy in the beauty of the Rams. When I moved to Los Angeles in 1972, I was getting uprooted from my home and I thought, ‘Well, where I’m going they’ve got the Rams. It’s going to be all right,'” said Flea.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: BRIAN FALLON ON THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN LAST NIGHT
In case you missed it, Brian Fallon performed “Nobody Wins” on the Late Late Show with James Corden
last night. The song is from his acclaimed solo album Painkillers.
Painkillers marks the first solo album from Fallon and showcases his unique fusion of heartland country and folk with hardcore punk energy and classic rock ‘n’ roll swagger.
Global superstar ZAYN will be releasing his first autobiography worldwide on November 1st via acclaimed publisher Penguin Random House. The book is titled Zayn and will give readers a chance to gain insight into his world as one of the most celebrated British artists of our time.
In Zayn, the only official book, ZAYN will share a photographic journey of his life. He opens up with a collection of thoughts, inspirations, personal stories, notes and drawings, and never-before-seen personal photographs. Within the first few pages, ZAYN reveals to readers the impetus to publishing his first book, “I’m going to show you as much as I can so that you can judge me on my own terms, not on what the press or anyone else says.”