“‘Head Carrier’ is an inspired reaffirmation of all the spark, wit and weirdness, tempered by the occasional burst of emotional rawness, that made people fall in love with the Pixies in the first place.” — NPR/Jason Heller
Disciples join Gorgon City on their UK Tour Next Month
After a relentless touring schedule throughout the summer and a US tour under their belts, Disciples will be returning to home soil in October for a UK tour, supporting electronic music duo, Gorgon City. Leading up to the tour, they’ll be playing at Apple Music Festival at The Roundhouse on Friday 23rd September, alongside Calvin Harris.
Kicking off in Glasgow on the 12th October, the South London trio will work their way across the country with dates in Manchester, Liverpool, Norwich, Newcastle, Nottingham, London and ending the tour in Birmingham. With two significant dates in tow – a homecoming show at London’s Brixton Academy and a coveted set at the infamous Warehouse Project in Manchester, the South London trio are set to finish 2016 on a high note.
Billy Ray Cyrus has released a music video for his current single, “Thin Line,” through an exclusive worldwide co-premiere with Vevo and CMT.
“Thin Line” is now available on Vevo.com, on CMT every hour during morning music blocks (5-10 a.m.), and every other hour on CMT Music. Starting Sept. 23, the video will be released to a panel of national, syndicated, closed circuit, Internet and regional outlets.
“Thin Line” was shot entirely on Cyrus’ expansive property in Middle Tenn. by director Blake Judd (Black Stone Cherry, Shooter Jennings, Thomas Rhett) and exposes faith, passion, and the power of music through Cyrus’ perspective. The music video offers viewers a peek into Cyrus’ southern home as he wanders through the spaces that flood with memories and the prized possessions in which inspire him—including a handwritten note from Johnny Cash in 1992.
The NASCAR Foundation will donate $1 million to NYU Langone Medical Center, as part of a multi-year partnership to benefit hospitalized children. Through this partnership, The NASCAR Foundation will enhance the Child Life Program at the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone.
The partnership will be commemorated at the first-ever NASCAR Foundation Honors Gala taking place at The Marriott Marquis in New York on Sept. 27.
This is The NASCAR Foundation’s first multi-year partnership with a New York area hospital and marks its commitment to reach more kids nationally. NASCAR’s charitable arm has donated $25 million and impacted more than one million children since its inception in 2006.
Giraffage’s new single “Bring Me Your Love” gets turned into a tender epic courtesy of Canadian sibling duo Tennyson. The digital glitter of the original is replaced by yearning strings and live drums, leaving the monumental bassline and THEA’s yearning vocals intact and aimed straight at your heart.
Don’t miss Giraffage on The Bring Me Your Love Tour this fall with Tennyson, Wingtip, Qrion, and Taoist at the dates below!
ROOSEVELT SHARES “COLOURS” REMIX BY TYLER POPE (LCD SOUNDSYSTEM)
Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt recently released his self-titled debut album to worldwide critical acclaim, including praise from Pitchfork, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Independent, NPR Music, among many others, and just kicked off a North American tour with sold-out shows at LA’s The Echo and San Francisco’s The Chapel. Other upcoming dates include Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, a sold-out show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge (9/27) and a soon-to-sell-out show at Rough Trade (9/28), and more- see below for a full schedule. Today, Roosevelt shares a new remix of the single “Colours” by Tyler Pope of LCD Soundsystem. Pope says: “I really liked the melodic sensibility of the original track so it was easy for me to remix. I imagined my remix to be a combination of the pop disco that was already there mixed with techno.”
KEHLANI UNVEILS THE VISUAL FOR EMPOWERING NEW ANTHEM “CRZY”
The video comes on the heels of her recently released song “Gangsta.” The track was featured on “Suicide Squad: The Album” – which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200.
Team Picture Release New Single ‘CLASSIC:M’
Leeds alt-rockers Team Picture have announced the release of their brand new single CLASSIC:M along with a series of live dates for the rest of 2016. Following the huge critical acclaim that greeted debut release Birthday Blues earlier in the summer, including praise from the likes of DIY and The Line Of Best Fit, the five-piece returned to the studio and set to work recording their eagerly anticipated follow-up single.
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown celebrates more than 45 years of the massive worldwide hit “FIRE”, with a brand new live show including the legendary fire helmet and Rock ‘n’ Roll theatricals.
Arthur Brown first came to prominence in swinging London in 1967 after spending some time on the Paris underground scene. Brown was quickly signed to Track Records at the instruction of The Who’s Pete Townsend and released the single “Devils Grip”, regarded by many as the record that gave the birth of Heavy Metal.
A massive milestone in the ongoing and unstoppable legacy of NEUROSIS falls into alignment as the band unveils their eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, through their own Neurot Recordings this Friday. Preceding the album’s street date, the entire record – recorded by Steve Albini, and featuring cover artwork by Thomas Hooper — is now streaming worldwide through multiple channels of Vice’s music channel, Noisey.
TVRQUOISE SHARE NEW TRACK “LIAR AND THE FIGHTER” VIA MYSPACE
Electro-dreampop duo TVRQUOISE have shared their new track “Liar and the Fighter” via Myspace. They’ve also shared a visualizer to go alongside the track. You can watch it here. “A group of friends, including the person I was pretty much hopelessly in love with, jumped the fence to the neighborhood pool. I jumped in the pool and waited for him to follow — he never did. To an outsider, it seemed like a meaningless, passing moment, but within that moment I realized how symbolic this scenario was of our entire relationship,” TVRQUOISE’s Faye Wellman explains the inspiration behind the track.
Drive-By Truckers have teamed with NPR Music to present the First Listen premiere of their extraordinary new album, AMERICAN BAND. The eagerly anticipated collection is streaming now in its entirety, exclusively via NPR Music: First Listen. AMERICAN BAND arrives in stores and online retailers everywhere next Friday, September 30th.
Legendary country crooner Gary Morris has been named as the newest inductee into the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame. Morris joins country music icon Loretta Lynn, John Denver, Doug Kershaw and Johnny Paycheck, who are among recent inductees.
“I am honored and humbled to be one of this year’s inductees into the Hall,” states Morris. “There is so much incredible talent in Colorado. I’m glad an organization like this exists to help promote music education in schools so we can develop the next generation of country artists.”
Morris will headline an induction concert scheduled for Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 pm at Dougie G’s Lounge & Showroom in Thornton, Colorado.
Club king Brenmar hits the highway for new single “Like A Boss” rolling back up 95 South with ATLien 2$ Fabo (of D4L “Laffy Taffy” fame) riding shotgun and an absolute BANGER in the trunk. In true Fool’s Gold fashion, “Like A Boss” is a killer combo of hip hop and futuristic dance production. Turn up the volume on Brenmar’s heaviest, catchiest tune yet!
The sights and sounds of classic Downtown Las Vegas are legendary, but just a short block away at the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino the music stages are set and the band contracts are being signed as the multi-faceted 629 room resort turns its attention to becoming the premier home to live music and entertainment in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. With three music venues (Freedom Beat, Citrus Rooftop Pool Deck and the newly minted casino-centric Red Velvet Stage), the property is positioned to showcase live music entertainment and ensure that a diverse and eclectic roster of local and national artists have a new home to perform at in intimate and unique settings.
In conjunction with the new focus on live music, Downtown Grand has announced Judy Alberti, Las Vegas’ concert-booking guru and owner of Alberti Entertainment LLC, will add the Downtown Grand to her impressive client list and she will be responsible for activating all of the performance spaces at the hotel/casino property (plus special event large-scale concerts on 3rd Street) on a year-round basis. Alberti, with 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, has served most notably in the capacity of Vice President of Entertainment for Station Casinos in Las Vegas. In her new consulting role with the property, Alberti has already put the ink on the contract with her first booking, super group Guitar Army; set to jam on the Freedom Beat stage on Sunday, Sept. 25th at 10:00 pm.
Mansell romanticize single life and new love on indie rock track “A Love Immodest”
The Atlanta-based three piece, Mansell has announced that their debut LP Mantra will be released on November 11th. Today, band is streaming the first single “A Love Immodest” via Soundcloud. Tonally, the track’s drums and sounds are inspired by early 70’s recordings and were tracked mostly live by the young band. The ethereal, bass driven indie-rock song is about the journey of choices people make within and outside of a relationship, both in a physical and cerebral sense.
ODDLAND: Lyric Video For “Will” Hosted At New Noise Magazine
A brand new lyric video from Finnish progressive metal outfit ODDLAND has been issued through New Noise Magazine, following the very recent release of the band’s intense second album, Origin, through Sensory Records earlier this month.
Check out the visuals for the RY X single, “Howling”. Lifted from the his debut album Dawn, available now, the video is a primal sensual interpretation of the song, further explained by RY X as being “a deep hope to bring the same sense of sensuality and raw heartedness to the video that was surrounding my life when I created this song. Howling is based around the emotional connection and impact of past lovers into the present space. About the way we hold onto their energy and carry it, and them, with us, into new relationships, and into our lives even as we grow. I collaborated with dear friends on this piece with artist Elena Stonaker creating visual worlds, choreographer Nina McNeely for dance, and the three lead women in this are dear friends of mine. That way the intimacy and connection was real. Ever present.”
DANIEL MARTIN MOORE SHARES NEW TITLE TRACK SINGLE FROM HIS FORTHCOMING LULLABY ALBUM
Introducing, “Turned Over to Dreams” a new lullaby from Daniel Martin Moore, and the title track from a forthcoming album due February 2017. Catch DMM on these autumn tour dates with Carl Broemel, and stay tuned for more lullabies throughout the fall & winter.
Grand Ole Opry country legend John Conlee and multi-platinum recording artist Mark Chesnutt couldn’t stand by and do nothing about the devastating floods in Louisiana, so they’re joining other artists for Red Stick Together, a star-studded relief concert this Sunday, September 25 in Baton Rouge. CLICK HERE to learn more about this FREE event.
“It is an honor to be a part of the Red Stick benefit for the flood victims of south Louisiana. Hope you’ll join us so we can help some folks while we have some fun,” says John Conlee. Mark Chesnutt adds, “I’m really glad to be a part of such a big show to help the people of Louisiana. They have had some hard times lately, so I hope we can bring some fun to these folks and that everyone comes out to support them.”
TRUST.ME deliver’s the goods again with ‘Hold On’
A mysterious veteran DJ/producer duo hailing from North & South America have appeared on the scene under the guise TRUST.ME and have immediately been snapped up by the FUTURETRXX label, a subsidiary of TRXX RECORDS, who have something of a nack for unearthing Future House gems. The twosome, both born in the 80’s and raised on a diet of Kool & The Gang, Jamiroquai and Sega computer game consoles, are attempting to incorporate the old school vibes of their youth into a very up-to-date interpretation of House music. By combining elements of Hip Hop, Disco and Nu Disco, it’s clear they’re succeeding with their debut track, ‘Hold On’; an impressive introduction indeed.
Los Angeles hard rockers BUDDERSIDE are all about fun – which is evident in their new music video for what might be their catchiest sing-a-long track, entitled “Open Relationship”. Check out the music video now, exclusively via New Noise Magazine. Try not to have this song stuck in your head!
Bob Weir’s highly anticipated album, Blue Mountain, is now streaming on NPR’s Music’s “First Listen.” Of Weir and the record, NPR Music describes the album as “…another chapter of his life as a storyteller” and “the characters and circumstances he’s chronicled were pulled from great American musical traditions, as well as his own self-exploration as he’s matured and become more observant…fans can take a step back and admire Bob Weir for the extremely gifted songwriter he’s become.”
THESE are the guys you want to root for – the Hip Hop / Pop power duo from New Jersey that beat the odds to vault from poverty and oppression to music business success (see their story below).
Epoch Failure’s latest single, “Let the Fire Glow”, is a powerful, anthemic pop song with lots of urban swagger. The song is a celebration of all those daredevils and dreamers who refuse to cave under the pressures of social conformity. Instead, against the odds and against the grain, they rise and sing and fight–– leaving a blazing trail of inspiration in their wake.
AGES AND AGES SHARE “AS IT IS (LIVE)” WITH BRIGHTEST YOUNG THINGS
Portland’s Ages and Ages released their latest album Something To Ruin last month. Today they release a new live video performed with 10+ friends for the track “As It Is” showcasing their “brand of uplifting choral indie-folk and gorgeous harmonies” (BYT)
Says bandleader Tim Perry, “It was pretty hot when we crowded into this studio to record a live video for ‘As it Is’ with a bunch of our friends. Since the song is about ceding control and letting things fall into place, we figured we’d perform it live and set it loose, just as it is.”
With DAY OFF shows still ringing in their ears, Fool’s Gold keeps it lit with the Hangover EP from Black Dave. Channeling the NYC party animal vibes of vintage Beasties, rap (and skate) champ Dave brings amped-up energy to the mic while producer / DJ Nick Catchdubs provides
C.H.U.D.-worthy subterranean bounce. (The free BitTorrent bundle also comes with remix stems for the title track.) Crush a can to this!
Drew Danburry Creates Bartholin
Drew Danburry is a part-time musician and full-time barber in Provo, Utah. Having previously spent years on the road playing music, nowadays he mostly plays Lincoln Logs with his 3 year old. He’s hitting the road this fall to promote a triple cassette album of anti-corporate jingles and a new vinyl record.
From the year 2005 to 2010, he played over 750 shows worldwide. He has received attention from blogs and websites such as NPR, Stereogum, Daytrotter, Magnet Magazine, Said the Gramophone, Large Hearted Boy, Orange Alert, Heave Media, Pete Nema, The 405, Apes on Tape, The Music Ninja, TRT! (The Round Table) The Bomber Jacket, and even Design Mom.
“Learn,” the latest track from NYC-via-Montreal artist KROY, is a tender revelation on a bed of synths with a 32-bit rave interlude thrown in, perhaps to symbolize catharsis out of the rut she finds herself in during the song: You’re gonna have to learn to love/ I’m gonna have to learn to leave, she whisper-sings. “I wrote ‘Learn’ when I was in a very destructive relationship,” KROY wrote in an email to The FADER. “It was always yes and then no and then yes again. I just needed to get the fuck out but I couldn’t bring myself to just leave.”
Laura Brehm Unveils Acoustic Version of “Love Will Carry Us”
Laura Brehm takes a courageous leap into an unfamiliar territory with the recent launching of her video series, ‘EDM Goes Acoustic.’ The series’ unique concept receives inspiration from the singer’s rolodex of highly successful EDM collaborations, presenting her vocal talent and musical skillset through an acoustic foundation.
josh pan & X&G release “Platinum” video on OWSLA
josh pan & X&G has released the bizarre and surreal music video for “Platinum,” their debut OWSLA single with over 400,000 plays. To celebrate the video release, josh pan is hosting a night at OWSLA’s Los Angeles pop-up shop at 1001 N Broadway complete with exclusive merch, a custom print shop to make your own merch, free Asian BBQ, and a free shuttle to Avalon in Hollywood for an OWSLA-curated party featuring Joyryde, Rickyxsan, Gravez, Sam F and Swage.
GATECREEPER Premieres “Rotting As One” At Cvlt Nation
Arizona-based old school death metalists/recent Relapse signees GATECREEPER will unleash the pulverizing sounds of their full-length debut, Sonoran Depravation, via Relapse Records next month. As a precursor to its release, today Cvlt Nation offers up “Rotting As One” for communal feasting gushing, “If you haven’t heard of this band, they fucking spit in the face of false metal!”
A “palimpsest” is a manuscript in which traces of the original can still be found – FOONYAP’s latest album is a raw and unguarded reflection of her tumultuous journey to self-discovery through her painful past. A hauntingly beautiful blend of folk and electronic that incorporates her Chinese heritage, each song captures various components of her former and present realities, be it through dark soundscapes that mirror anxious longing, or powerful electronic rifts that reflect challenging life transitions.
New York City progressive troupe EDENSONG presents their massive, official video, for the track “Cold City,” which hails from their second full-length album, Years In The Garden Of Years. As the ambitious new album, nearly five years in the making, comes ever closer to release next week through Laser’s Edge, the “Cold City” lyric video comes into the public domain through an exclusive premiere at PROG.
LIDO DROPS NEW VIDEO FOR “MURDER”
23 year old Norwegian composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Lido has unveiled a new video for “Murder” today. Created by Les Vandales, the video features an array of bouncing sine waves, orbs and geometric shapes juxtaposed and synched with the bass-heavy track and sounds in the production.
Today, Tegan and Sara release the video for their infectious single “Stop Desire.” Proclaimed a “bonafide banger” by PAPER, the track is the second single from the band’s critically-acclaimed new album Love You to Death. The video, directed by Allister Ann and filmed in Los Angeles, features Tegan and Sara in a playful take on every day routine with visits to a post office, laundromat and market. Tegan reveals, “The idea of having Sara and me live out a day in this strange and colorful world – where we remain straight-faced while encountering highly suggestive characters doing every day things – really made us laugh. We wanted to marry the high-energy and colorful vibe of ‘Stop Desire’s’ production with the longing sexual undertones of the song’s lyrics.”
KINGS OF LEON RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “WALLS”
Multi-platinum selling rock band Kings Of Leon officially releases today the video for their album’s title track “WALLS.” The introspective visual was directed by Casey McGrath and produced by Josh Levine.
GHITA & Mickey Valen Drop Their Single “How Low”
Produced by Mickey Valen and co-written with Oktavian and Charlie Snyder. This fresh indie-pop tack with sparse infusions of RnB in the verses and is an infectious tune that showcases the mastery of GHITA¹s vocals and Mickey¹s production.
FUZZ EVIL: More Fuzz Issues New Track “Odin Has Fallen”
Undoubtedly the most fuzz-laden song to be issued around the globe today, Arizona stoner metal trio FUZZ EVIL’s new single, “Odin Has Fallen,” sees exclusive premiere through More Fuzz.
Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Anthony Hamilton will appear on NPR Music’s Noteworthy, which goes live on Friday, September 23rd on npr.org/music with extended interviews on NPR’s YouTube channel. A special video documentary series, Noteworthy takes an intimate look into artists and their creative process. Hosted by Jason King, the co-founder of The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University, the episode provides rare insight on Hamilton’s technique for producing music. The show also highlights the North Carolina native’s personal background and discusses how race, family and the music of his childhood shapes his artistic approach.
Internationally renowned virtuoso pianist Garrick Ohlsson headlines the Monday, October 31 gala concert at Boston’s Symphony Hall that marks Terezín Music Foundation’s twenty-fifth year of concerts, commissions, and education programs honoring the composers imprisoned at Terezín, the infamous Nazi show camp. Mr. Ohlsson will perform the North American premiere of Slovak composer Lubica Cekovska’s acclaimed “Four Movements for Piano,” a TMF commission he debuted to standing ovations in Jerusalem and Prague. André Previn shares the spotlight: to mark the international release of the TMF CD “Previn Plays Previn,” BSO clarinetist Thomas Martin and the Hawthorne String Quartet will perform the Maestro’s TMF commission, his Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet. ON the CD are the live premieres of that piece and Previn’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, with the Maestro at the keyboard. BSO members will also perform the chamber piece ‘Why Does the Black Man Sit in the Back of the Bus?” by Karel Svenk, a main figure in Terezín’s legendary cabaret. TMF strives to challenge artistic oppression in contemporary settings worldwide: the concert also offers the world premiere of composer Stephen Feigenbaum’s setting of two TMF-commissioned poems in its international Liberation anthology (Beacon Press, 2015), by former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove and Israeli Druze poet Salman Masalha. The piece is composed for and will be debuted by members of the Boston Community Gospel Choir led by Brother Dennis Slaughter.
EMPIRE OF THE SUN REVEAL VIDEO FOR SINGLE “HIGH AND LOW”
Directed and produced by Empire Of The Sun in partnership with Roof Studios, Sunset and Bill Yukich, the video for “High and Low” is a psychedelic journey through space and time, through a waterfall of dreams, beyond the white light of an ice curtain where in lies a lush, green world where an intricate living forest and ancient wisdom form to create an out of body experience.
Yelawolf “Daylight” single and video available now
“Daylight” is featured in the trailer for Magnificent Seven. The trailer aired last night during the premiere of FOX’s Lethal Weapon.