Listen to the brilliant new single from Tokyo’s Mouse on the Keys
A blend of minimal phrased piano and dynamic drumming. The pursuit of a live experience composed of visual and audio expression. Formed in 2006, with elements of jazz, funk, post-rock and electronic music, Mouse on the Keys fits into a genre of their own. The trio consists of two former members of the influential Japanese underground band Nine Days Wonder, Akira Kawasaki and Atsushi Kiyota. They teamed up with Daisuke Niitome, who has played drums as well as composed music for countless jazz-funk and hip hop bands. Their unique sound, comprising two pianos, two keyboards and drums, continue to stand at the forefront of the Japanese music scene.
“I am Jamie Scoles, the first Asian-American female solo drum artist. I just released my music video for my first single ‘Real (ft. Centanela)’ off my solo album ‘Echosphere’ coming later this year. The ‘Real’ music video pushes the needle towards equality and LGBT visibility with a very contemporary and artistic approach. My project is defined as pop music, electronic music and drums fused together, creating a new and different definition of performance and sound. In this project, the drummer is set as the spotlight and the singer is featured on the track.” – Jamie
Chicago’s DITCHWATER Release Official Music Video For “Heal Me”
Chicago’s heavy metal veterans DITCHWATER released the official music video for their new track “Heal Me”, which was released last week on all major digital platforms. An early preview of the video, posted exclusively to the band’s Facebook page, has already amassed nearly 5,000 views. “Heal Me” serves as the first glimpse of their upcoming LP, recently announced to be coming late this year.
OG Maco drops new project ‘BLVCK PHIL COLLINS’
One of Atlanta’s most powerful voices in music, OG Maco, has dropped a new project titled BLVK PHIL COLLINS, describing it as the visual companion to his forthcoming debut album Children Of The Rage. The new project, consisting of 7 tracks altogether features production by
DJ Snake, MeloMayneNoGamz, Andrew Grossan, Heroes x Villains, Hassan Khaffaf, Static Beats, MyBoyRoach, Hush, Germ, Luhvy & Cla$$. Maco will also be hitting the road for the ‘TLC Tour’ kicking off on September 27th.
J Sutta ‘Distortion’
Chart-topping artist J Sutta is putting the finishing touches on her debut album I SAY YES An alluring blend of smooth vocals, poignant lyrics and fresh, playful but precise production, making up a diverse yet consistent and edgy sound. Sutta has been recording the disc in Los Angeles with Rico Love (Beyonce, Usher, David Guetta), S-X (Lil Wayne, Tinie Tempah) The Code, Cid, Danny Majjic and Dave Aude. (Selena Gomez, U2, Madonna)
Sharp tongued, quick witted and ravenous in ambition; introducing Melbourne based rapper, poet and spoken word artist, Kudos and his debut single ‘Plucker’.
Kudos (James Tretheway) is an unconventional figure in the hip hop community, his passion for the art form is palpable and incredibly contagious. He’s spent years honing his skills, between drawing crowds on city streets rhyming publicly, practicing his sets while jumping rope and even sharing the stage with heavy weights such as Atmosphere, Spit Syndicate and Afrika Bambaataa. On top of this he has featured consistently with Tijuana Cartel and even presented a Ted X talk on creative space.
Brufield – ‘Goodbye’ Single
The band are excited to release their much anticipated new single, ‘Goodbye’. The track is being launched through The A&R Department and is being backed by a national tour and a short tour run in the UK and Ireland.
You Blew It! premiere new single ‘Autotheology’
Abendrot was produced by Into It. Over It.’s Evan Weiss at Atlas Studios in Chicago, and is You Blew It’s first effort for Triple Crown Records. Their most recent EP, 2015’s Pioneer of Nothing, was released on independent stronghold Jade Tree. Their last full-length, 2014’s Keep Doing What You’re Doing was released on Topshelf Records. You Blew It has received praise from a wide variety of outlets including Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Alternative Press and more.
Jacob Plant & Stylo G share bizarre & unconventional “Bike Engine” music video
Last month, British beat-maker Jacob Plant collaborated with fellow UK-based reggae artist Stylo G to release their fiery dancehall anthem “Bike Engine” via Skint. Today, the pair shares an eccentric and offbeat music video to accompany the track, conceptualized by LA-based director Keith Schofield.
Beginning as what appears like any cliche music video equipped with bros, a hot chick and cool motorcycle, the video quickly takes an unexpected twist. After only 15 seconds in, viewers learn that the ‘hot chick’ is actually nothing but a pair of legs. It quickly becomes apparent that the bros are merely ‘half-bros,’ literally just torsos and arms.
We’re delighted to announce the new single from Glasgow band The Echo Session, out Friday 25th November 2016 on Flowers in the Dustbin records. Recorded once upon a time ago by Joe Kane and mastered by Dave Cook. Coming soon is a video directed by Flowers in the Dustbin artist Keith Gerrard. The band’s debut album, also titled ‘Wait and See’, will be out in 2017.
Fresh from supporting chart-topping British rap group WSTRN at Stamford Bridge, future Soul-Pop Icon Jessica Rhodes releases the stunning new single “These Four Walls”, out Friday 2nd December 2016.
“These Four Walls”, the beautiful second single from the stunning singer and pianist Jessica Rhodes showcases her unique blend of soul and pop which has already seen her billed alongside the likes of Florence And The Machine, Maroon 5 and Iggy Azelia. The harrowing new track is inspired by the story of a close friend who was wrongly convicted, spending the last 3 years in prison.
Blow The Roof Records and Flux team up for ‘I Can’t’
Blow The Roof Records are at it again with the latest in a long line of sterling releases, and once again it’s another talented new-comer being given a platform by the impressive Northampton-based imprint. Little-known 19-year-old German House producer, Flux, has teamed up with UK singer/songwriter, Kate Wild, on the stunning debut track ‘I Can’t’ and, by all accounts, it’s set to be a smash.
‘Wordless Wonder’ is the long awaited full length from Real Numbers. It follows up a pair of 12? EPs on Three Dimensional Records, a single on Florida’s Dying, and recent appearances on cassettes from Forged Artifacts and No Problem. Tenderly crafted by Matt Castore at his St. Paul, MN studio A Harder Commune from late 2015 to early 2016, it is presented here on Slumberland Records for your enjoyment.
Earlier this year, a federal judge shut down the free music-download site Mp3skull.com and awarded $22 million to the record companies that had sued it for copyright infringement. But Mp3skull.onl, which has surfaced in its place, is touting a service even more worrisome to the music industry: stream ripping.
That practice, which involves turning a song or music video played on a streaming service into a permanent download, is growing fast among young music fans, even as other forms of music piracy wane. The site’s community manager didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Sam Hunt has been added as one of the headliners for the 5th Annual Taste of Country Music Festival, the Northeast’s premiere multi-day country music festival. Taste of Country Music Festival 2017 will be held June 9-11 at Hunter Mountain Resort (Hunter, NY) in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.
Country music superstar Jason Aldean was the first headliner announced for the 2017 festival.
Dhruv Prasad, one of the festival’s organizers, said, “We’re tremendously excited to add Sam Hunt to our lineup, joining our previously announced headliner Jason Aldean. Sam’s latest single ‘Make You Miss Me’ has just hit #1, and it’s his 4th single to reach this milestone from his platinum debut album. It’s the perfect time to bring him to TOC Festival to light up our stage – it’s going to be a great show!”
Get Inuit unveil Beach Boys-inspired video for new single ‘Teriyaki’
Kent-based 4 piece Get Inuit are today unveiling the video for their new single ?Teriyaki? ahead of an extensive run of tour dates with the likes of Spring King, The Magic Gang, The Big Moon, and Kagoule.
With the International Day of Peace a.k.a. “World Peace Day” coming up this Wednesday, September 21st, Long Island’s own Iridesense (who’ve been together with the same lineup for over 20 years!) is getting ready to release their new single “One Heart”. Normally known for their more progressive pop-rock stylings, the band toned down for the Dave Caggiano at Betamax Artist Development produced track which features members of the group singing along with their children.
“The song is all about diversity, and acceptance. It explores the reality of our differences. We all look differently on the outside, such as different hair color, skin color, and eye color. We even like different things. That’s not what’s most important” says Tara Eberle-Drouin, Bass player and vocalist for the group. She continues “If you look at who we truly are, at our core, we are all the same. We need to spread this message to children, and to the world- especially now, when everyone is taking sides politically, and religiously. We are a multicultural world. Our differences on the outside make us unique, but our hearts need to be unified because we are all one race, the human race”. Eberle-Drouin, a teacher by trade, also notes her work in a multicultural setting with setting a positive example to children about acceptance of our differences.
Rossington – Gary Rossington, the legendary founding member and guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd along with his wife, Dale Krantz-Rossington, whom many call The First Lady of Southern Rock, release the heartfelt, soul-grabbing, bluesy new album Take It On Faith, November 4, 2016 on Loud & Proud Records. The duo has been making beautiful music together for over 35 years beginning when Dale opened for Skynyrd in ’77 while she was singing with 38 Special, then as part of Rossington Collins Band in the ’80s and then and now as part of the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd family.
Take It On Faith is comprised of 12 songs that are all ably supplemented by an ace studio band that was put together by the album’s producer and engineer, David Z (Prince, Etta James, Buddy Guy). The line-up reads like a who’s who of studio masters (full list below) including Ben Fowler (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams, Billy Currington, Sara Evans), who provided additional mixing and production, players such as the late Richie Hayward on drums, Jack Holder on guitar, Bruce McCabe on piano and keyboards and David Smith on bass as well as some great guests including ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons who co-wrote “Good Side of Good,” Delbert McClinton blowing a mean harp to butter up some tasty guitar licks from two-time Grammy-Award winning producer, hit songwriter, recording artist and session guitarist, Gary Nicholson on “Dance While You’re Cookin'” as well as Bekka Bramlett, who has sung with everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Billy Joel to Robert Plant over the years.
ACRYLICS PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “ONE IN SEVEN”
Jason Klauber and Molly Shea known as Acrylics have premiered a second single, “One In Seven”, today via BEAT off their sophomore album, DADA minor, before its release on Friday on PaperCup Music. The New York City duo will celebrate tonight with a special performance at The Park Church Co-Op, in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, 8pm.
Today, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes has released the latest visual from his eagerly awaited sophomore album Illuminate (available September 23rd via Island Records) with the video for “Mercy.” The video is directed by Jay Martin (“Stitches”) and was filmed in Toronto. Watch “Mercy” here.
In the newest episode of Noisey Raps, the channel premieres the official video for Lil Yachty’s “Never Switch Up” before following him to back-to-back sold out shows at Santa Ana’s The Observatory. A standout track from Lil Yachty’s mixtape Lil Boat, “Never Switch Up” features Lil Yachty and his crew lounging in the middle of an idillic lake
In this episode, Yachty is joined by members of his Sailing Team crew including producer Burberry Perry and rapper K$upreme, who he refers to as “his left and right hand.” Lil Yachty explains his team’s background, looks for his grill before hitting the stage, and tells Noisey why crowdsurfing is like jumping on a queen sized mattress in a furniture store.
Calan Mai drops the dreamy ‘Mountain Mountain’ (feat. Linying)
Australian singer-songwriter Calan Mai has unveiled a brand new lyric video for ‘ Mountain Mountain’ – the new single from his upcoming sophomore EP ‘ This Isn’ t How You Get Home’ . Recorded over three months at his home in Manchester, UK, ‘ Mountain Mountain’ is a lush, folk-tronic ballad that sees Calan Mai combining elements of storytelling with refined pop production. The song was produced and mixed by Adam Lyons (FAIRCHILD, Lyon Apprentice) and features vocals by Singaporean artist Linying while the lyric video combines footage from Calan Mai’ s stint at last year’ s CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.
COIN RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “TALK TOO MUCH”
Nashville band COIN is pleased to unveil the official video for their infectious single, “Talk Too Much” today – Watch HERE. Directed by Kyle Thrash, COIN’s music video shoot gets interrupted by a rumor hungry game of telephone between its cast and crew. “We made a music video that highlights how much effort and thought goes into how we are perceived – yet, when it comes to our words, we spout off whatever feels right in that moment. This video is that moment,” says COIN front man Chase Lawrence.
DAVE KOZ CHRISTMAS TOUR 2016 ANNOUNCED
Nine-time GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz will kick off his annual Christmas tour on November 25 – the day after Thanksgiving – with a return visit to Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, FL, the first of six shows in Florida. Each year, Koz puts together a new, all-star lineup of artists for his holiday run, now celebrating its 19th anniversary. This year he will be joined by special guests Jonathan Butler, Ashford and Simpson’s Valerie Simpson and Kenny Lattimore. Together, the four remarkable artists will put on a high-energy show filled with fresh renditions of holiday classics as well as other selections that capture the spirit of the season.
Rejjie Snow debuts new track: D.R.U.G.S
Rejjie Snow today debuts his euphoric new track D.R.U.G.S, his first release since signing to Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment (Fetty Wap, Young Thug), available to stream and download now. D.R.U.G.S. was produced by Rahki (Kendrick Lamar), who is currently executive producing Snow’s debut album.
Rejjie Snow has been rhyming since he was a kid in north Dublin. Moving to Georgia, USA aged 17 on a soccer scholarship, before switching from sports to the mic full time to drop his first mixtape, Rejovich in 2013. The five track set introduced the world to his surreal style and villainous eloquence, and has amassed over six million plays. In June 2015, Snow released his debut single proper, All Around the World, produced by Cam O’bi (Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa), quickly followed by Blakkst Skn, produced by Kaytranada and featuring Rae Morris.
new Joey Purp vid for “Girls@”
Check the new Joey Purp video for “Giris@” off his critically acclaimed mixtape iiiDrops. The video features Chance the Rapper with some great cameos from Knox Fortune and Towkio.