North Carolina’s RBTS WIN shares infectious track “King Summer”
RBTS WIN (Asheville, NC) are completing production on their forthcoming album Sensitivity Kit for 2017, the follow-up to 2014’s Palm Sunday.
In anticipation of the new album, RBTS WIN are releasing the King Summer EP, set for an October 21st release date on Tidal Prism. A record of the group’s transition from the densely sampled textures of Palm Sunday to the dynamic clarity and expanded scope of their live set up, the new EP is a good insight into the material as it turns a corner from the Avalanches-style sampled vinyl in order to explore a more purpose-driven instrumentation. Today the trio shares their infectious title track “King Summer” with Stereogum and it can be heard here.
Zedd Releases New Track “Ignite”
“When RIOT asked me to create the title track for their 2016 League of Legends World Championship I was immediately excited about the idea.
I’m a gamer myself and when I met with RIOT I realized that lots of their team members are passionate musicians as well which made it super fun to collaborate and create this song. They had a very specific direction in terms of what kind of emotion and feeling I should create and it felt like I was scoring a movie I haven’t seen yet. I’m incredibly excited for the gamers and the entire world to hear this song.” – Zedd
Brandish – ‘Running’ Single & Video
Two years after Brandish registered a momentary blip on the radar with ‘The Ellyse Perry Song’, the Launceston comedy band has returned – with slightly more attitude and some sexy activewear.
The band’s first offering from their forthcoming debut Self-Titled EP is ‘Running’, showcasing long-time mates, Hamish Geale (vocals, guitar, keys) Brent Jacobson (lead guitar), Rob O’Brien (drums) and Ryan Goodger (bass) at their creative best. ‘Running’ pairs jangly guitar riffs with juicy urban imagery.
Annie Mac premieres ‘Peaky’ by Bearcubs
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.
Bruno Major unveils second track “There’s Little Left”
Bruno Major feels like it’s time to let go. Operating as a songwriter and producer for numerous other artists for a number of years, naturally he’s got a bank of songs that have never seen the light of day. The release of ‘There’s Little Left’ today stands as the second track to be released in a line of 12 releases – which are set to be unveiled over the coming 12 months.
Adele was presented a plaque celebrating the 10x Platinum (Diamond) certification of her latest album 25. The presentation took place on Thursday September 22nd at Madison Square Garden where the artist just completed a six-night stint. Adele is in the midst of North American dates on her sold out world tour, which runs through November 21st in Phoenix, AZ.
Pinktoberfest is going to be bigger and pinker than ever before! Celebrating the grand opening of Miranda Lambert’s brand new Pink Pistol location as well as the barbeque and music joint, Love and War in Texas, there’s going to be something for everyone at The Cannery in Lindale on October 22nd, with this Texas-size block party set to kick off at 10:00AM
Miranda’s experiential shopping lifestyle boutique, The Pink Pistol (hours for October 22 – 11am-8pm) will have a larger inventory than previous locations, more “Miranda’ize” merchandise, and unique shopping opportunities for her fans. In addition to the old fashioned soda fountain that will be open all day, there will be interactive opportunities with three photo booths and a big screen slideshow.
Lucky Hound Music – a new independent artist development label uniquely committed to building careers of music artists from “the ground up” – has launched, offering support in every aspect of music and visual production facilities, publishing and licensing, as well as marketing and distribution.
“In an industry of constant change, how artists and their music is made and experienced by fans demands an attention to authenticity and quality,” said Grammy-winning engineer/producer Stuart Sullivan, a principal partner with Lucky Hound Music. “That’s why our approach is to build everything with the artist – from the art to the career – from the ground up.”
Lucky Hound’s team includes a diverse group of business minds and production experts, including licensing, publishing and distribution partners based in LA, New York and Nashville, and recording and video production partners and facilities based just outside Austin. To support its artist needs, Lucky Hound Music utilizes the world-class audio and sound stage production campus of the Studios At Fischer in the Texas Hill Country, as well as other facilities in key markets around the country.
As any STYX fan in Pittsburgh, PA knows, their signature track “Renegade” has been an adopted theme song of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team for over a decade. They’ve sung the national anthem at many Steelers games in recent years and they’ll be proudly singing it once again at the Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday, October 2, which will be nationally televised on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” at 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET.
That same weekend, on Saturday, October 1, the band will dedicate their headlining show at Benedum Theatre in Pittsburgh to former Steelers Linebacker Kevin Greene, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6, 2016. In his career, he played 228 games in 15 seasons, garnering 160.0 sacks, and being named to appear on the 1990’s All-Decade Team. Tickets are available on the venue’s website.
THE PRETENDERS REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR “HOLY COMMOTION”
The Pretenders have revealed a brand new video for “Holy Commotion,” the first track to be taken from their new album, Alone, out October 21st through BMG. The part-animated video was shot in Nashville at producer Dan Auerbach’s studio, and includes footage of Chrissie Hynde and Auerbach, edited by Director / Animator Luca Monterosso Whittmann.
New single from alternative 5-piece Random Dogs. The band are preparing the International release of their newest EP with the release of the single “California”, a bitter sweet ode to the Golden State.
David Bazan announces a 10 song collection of Christmas songs!
“There is something that is underrepresented in Christmas music, and that’s just how uncomfortable the holidays can be for a lot of folks,” David Bazan says about his collection of holiday songs Dark Sacred Night. Back in 2002, David Dickenson of Suicide Squeeze Records approached Bazan and asked if he would be interested in doing a 7″ of Christmas carols. The result was the “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” b/w “Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel” single released under Bazan’s Pedro The Lion moniker. He followed it up with “The First Noel” 7″ in 2003 and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” in 2005. Even after retiring the Pedro The Lion project, Bazan continued his run of Yuletide singles for Suicide Squeeze under his own name. These limited edition 7″s are all long out of print, but David Bazan and Suicide Squeeze have chosen ten of the fourteen tracks, remixed and remastered the material, and collected them onDark Sacred Night.
Paul Mendez drops ‘Rock The Bass’ on Noise Control
Paul Mendez may be a new name on the ever-growing roster at Noise Control but he is certainly no newcomer to the world of dance music. A well-known name in Central Scotland through his tireless work behind the decks, the mixing desk and the mic in clubs, festivals, studios and radio stations for many years, he quickly made a name for himself on a global scale. Seamlessly hopping between Trance, EDM, Urban and Commercial Dance, Mendez has over 300 releases to his name, 2 gold discs, several number 1 hits in various charts and has received massive support and earned the respect of Music Industry royalty. Having either remixed, produced for, or DJ’d alongside, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Pharrell Williams, Carl Cox and The Prodigy, they have all hailed his abilities, firmly cementing him as one of the best in the business.
LA powerpop songwriter Fatal Jamz will release his sophomore album ‘Coverboy’ on September 30 via Lolipop Records. Stream the album title track “Coverboy” and read an interview with the enigmatic frontman over at BULLETT.
Fatal Jamz’ Marion Belle has long been one of LA’s most whispered about cult stars. Lauded by punk legends Steve Jones, Kim Fowley, Don Bolles and more, he has helped keep the frontman alive with a voice linked to the feral and lush past of rocknroll. His early aughties groups The Drugs, and later Bowery Beasts put him on the map as a flamboyant torch singer, but it was 2013’s underground anthems Rookie and One of the Girls that established him as a seminal pop auteur. Without a doubt the music behind his Johnny Thunders-esque image has cast a shadow on his generation, while he has fallen, uncategorizable, through the industry cracks for almost a decade. Until now.
As A Conceit is a five-piece progressive metalcore band based in Venice, Italy.
Established in 2012 from the breakup of several previous projects, As A Conceit released the single ‘Live Up To The Hype’ in early 2013, while exhaustively playing regional dates.
Royal Canoe release quirky visuals for off-kilter track ‘Bicycle’
Juno Award nominated Royal Canoe have just released sophomore album Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit via Embassy of Music (EU), Moorworks (Japan) and Nevado Music on September 16th.
The band have since followed up with a wonderfully quirky visual accompaniment to ‘Bicycle’. The animated video by Matea Radic and Bill Acheson perfectly complements the band’s wildly creative take on music, and will have you smiling and/or uncontrollably tapping your feet.
WAREHOUSE STREAM NEW ALBUM ‘SUPER LOW’ VIA NOISEY
Atlanta, Georgia-based quintet Warehouse premiered a full stream of their new album ‘super low’ via Noisey (LINK) ahead of its release on September 30th on Bayonet Records. The group also confirmed an East Coast tour, including shows at Brooklyn’s Alphaville (10/21), Washington D.C. (10/24), Boston, Philadelphia, and more – see below for full schedule. Noisey described ‘super low’ as “a howling, growling, raw piece of music,” and Warehouse discussed the process of recording their second album, which has earned them early praise from Pitchfork, NPR Music, Stereogum, and more.
“This track is an example of how I took a homie’s vocal that they sent me in the past and reused it in a different context, just like ‘Do It 4 U.’ I took a sampling approach to Rochelle’s accapella and recontextualized her lyrics in the same way I would with an old 90s rnb accapella in some of my older tracks.” -MACHINEDRUM
all boy/all girl had its modest beginnings when theatrical vocalist and front woman Danielle Lovier first started playing music with experimental composer and bassist Nicholas Rahn in Philadelphia in 2010. When the two began playing in Rittenhouse Square Park for spare change, there was an instant, explosive chemistry. After touring the US for three months as a duo, they found themselves living in New York City, writing and recording an EP of contemporary-classical-leaning pop songs.
Two time GRAMMY nominated artist, The Lumineers, announced last night during their performance on Jimmy Kimmel that they’ll be embarking on their first ever North American arena tour in 2017. This news comes just days after the act performed at the esteemed Americana Music Awards, and on the coattails of a current sold-out North American leg of the Cleopatra World Tour, that included shows at famed venues such as Hollywood Bowl, two nights at Greek Theater in Berkeley, two night at Red Rocks in Denver, and two nights at the Ascend Amphitheatre in Nashville. The Cleopatra World Tour will be produced and promoted by AEG Live & Messina Touring Group (MTG) and includes a stop at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 2nd.
New single from The Answer
The forthcoming album marks a significant turning point for the band and highlights a new musical direction for them following the darkest period in their career, which you can read more about in the attached press release. Solas sees the Irish four-piece go back to their roots, encompassing elements of their Celtic heritage as well as keeping in line with their renowned trademark blues-filled rock guitar sound.
dick clark productions, one of the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming and Tubefilter, the leading resource for YouTube and online video news, analysis and events, have partnered with YouTube, the world’s largest video sharing platform, to exclusively live stream the 6th Annual Streamy Awards. The annual awards show, which honors the best in online video and the creators behind it, will be hosted by television and online multi-hyphenate King Bach and will live stream on the official Streamy Awards YouTube channel on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9PM ET / 6PM PT live from The Beverly Hilton.
“Lubec isn’t a straight dream pop band. There is a harder core running through their sound…the way the song is structured that counterpoints their shoegaze like [qualities].” – Post-Trash
Los Angeles-based band, The Active Set will release their new EP Everything Changes on November 18. The EP is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp. Today, the band has shared “Say Goodbye” from the upcoming release with PureVolume. The Active Set’s Matthew Stolarz says, “This was the first song we wrote together after deciding to ditch all earlier demos and “start anew.” He adds, “I had the main chorus guitar absolutely stuck in my head; it reminded me of The Replacements, with a sort of raucous emotionality. As soon as I blurted “say goodbye” one practice I knew what the song was about, and that it was going to be something strong. We played it live a few times, but then our producer came in and had us strip back everything. We really gutted it. But I can’t imagine it any other way now. Lyrically its a dance between the hurt and indifference you struggle through with the end of certain relationships, a pained throwing up of the hands.”
There’s something to be said for resonance. That instant when your ears start to tingle, the hairs on the back of your arm stand on end, and electricity hangs so heavy in the air that you could reach out and touch it. When those moments happen, it’s like catching lightning in a bottle. That’s Julia Knight.
RÖYKSOPP SHARE DISCO-INSPIRED VIDEO FOR SINGLE “NEVER EVER”
Today, influential Norwegian duo Röyksopp unveiled the video for the single “Never Ever” featuring Susanne Sundfør. Released earlier this month, the song gained immediate traction and has already amassed over two million plays on Spotify. Röyksopp directed the accompanying video, which is set in what they describe as “a disco-esque alternative universe.” Daniel Hardingserved as Video Producer. View the clip HERE.
On Sunday, October 2, Canadian singer songwriter Stephanie Braganza will premiere the official music video for her new rock single, ‘Chains of Silence.’ The animal rights-themed video’s release coincides with World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA), which was founded in 1983. Celebrating this day encourages a kinder, more compassionate world where animals are no longer seen as commodities.
The new single is a jaw-dropping story of an alien abduction with a surprising twist. The thought-provoking video houses a powerful message and promises to incite discussion amongst its viewers. “The imagery may be disturbing to some, says Braganza, “however, the story symbolizes what goes on every day in the dairy industry. I’m hoping that by changing the victims to human beings, people will think twice when they buy their food.”
The Ramona Flowers Share New Video For ‘Run Like Lola’
The Ramona Flowers, currently wowing audiences on their first US tour in North America with The Heavy, have released a new video for their song ‘Run Like Lola’. Taken from the band’s recently released second album ‘Part Time Spies’ the song is inspired by the 1998 cult German thriller ‘Run Lola Run’ directed by Tom Tykwer (Perfume). Vocalist Steve Bird explains “It’s how we think the story of Lola would continue after the movie ends.” Shot in Los Angeles, the video is “inspired by the idea of somebody being hunted down and trying to escape.”
ACTOR PAGE KENNEDY DROPS POWERFUL VISUAL BEFORE LEAVING FOR NEW ZEALAND FILM SET
Page Kennedy is well known for his acting, having played roles in such iconic shows as Weeds, Rush Hour, Backstrom and Blue Mountain State, to say nothing of his many film roles. It seems to be a fairly well-kept secret though that he is also an accomplished rapper even though it is something he has been doing since the age of seven; but all that is about to change. Right before leaving for New Zealand, where he joins Jason Statham and Ruby Rose for pre-production of “Meg”, the Detroit native dropped the first video from his upcoming full-length project, “Torn Pages.”
Dash Radio, the leading all-original digital radio broadcast network in the world, today introduced a first-of-it’s-kind filter that allows listeners to switch between “clean” and “explicit” lyrics options in real time while streaming supported radio stations.
This is the first time any music service has introduced a clean/explicit filter that listeners can flip between during mid-track if they choose. To do so, Dash Radio built an entirely new system to manage the change in real time. Listeners simply select which filter they prefer at the time depending on the circumstances. Dash Radio has filed a patent on the technology that supports this.
Sunndrug (ex-Norma Jean & Spitfire) release new lyric video for eerie post-rock single “Shining”
Virginia Beach quintet Sunndrug will release their debut album Exit Wounds on 10/31 via Mind Over Matter Records, but you can watch a lyric video for the record’s latest single “Shining” now. The band, which includes Chris Raines (former drummer of Norma Jean and original drummer of Spitfire) and Jimmy Reeves (original bassist for Spitfire), originally premiered the video with HM Magazine.
Featuring the dark and seductive vocals of Medicienne, LA native Fawks delivers a techy house gem entitled “Say You Like It” on New Noise. Recently premiered on Billboard, this new single takes you underground with its deep techno vibes and sultry vocals.
Phish has announced plans to once again celebrate New Year’s Eve with a four night run at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, set for Wednesday, December 28th through Saturday, December 31st. The four shows will bring the band’s total performances at the world famous arena to 40 in the years since their MSG debut in December 1994.
An online ticket request period is now underway at tickets.phish.com, ending Monday, October 10th at 12 noon ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 14th at 12 noon ET. As with Phish’s two prior MSG runs, all floor tickets will be General Admission.
ThiDaniel shares new video from Tricky Stewart exec produced project
Rising singer/songwriter/producer ThiDaniel shares the new video for his single, “Purple,” off his debut Lilac EP out this fall, which was executive produced by Tricky Stewart (Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” Frank Ocean’s “Novacane”). The video was directed by Lauren Dunn and seductively chronicles a fiery relationship set to the backdrop of the stunning deserts of California. Check it below and share.
Stream ‘Heaven Forget’ In Full Via BrightestYoungThings
New York City duo Belle Mare has premiered their debut album Heaven Forget today in full via BrightestYoungThings prior to its release this Friday, September 30. Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone spent the past two years slowly crafting the album with producer Ben Baptie (Lapsley/Lianne La Havas) at Electric Lady studio in New York, and will celebrate the album’s release next Tuesday night in Brooklyn, with a performance at Rough Trade.
As the latest track to release on the upcoming Emotions EP, “Here It Goes” by Chris Ramos is OUT NOW. With Chris lending his ohttps://fanlink.to/HereItGoes_EmotionsEPwn vocals, the emotive track dazzles with rhythmic bass lines and atmospheric beats led by a heartfelt melody. “Here It Goes” tells an inspiring story of what it feels like to not fit in, letting it go and being yourself instead.
Canberra, Australia’s Hands Like Houses are thrilled to premiere their latest music video, “Perspectives,” today via Red Bull Music. “Perspectives” is pulled from the band’s third full-length studio album Dissonants, released earlier this year via Rise Records. The premiere comes just days before the band is set to kick off another round of worldwide tour dates, beginning in the UK with Of Mice & Men this week. After touring the UK and Europe, Hands Like Houses return to North America for a co-headlining tour with Our Last Night which runs from November 4th through December 13th. Full dates are below and tickets can be found at www.handslikehouses.net.
Listen to DANGERS powerful title track
DANGERS is a hardcore punk band from Los Angeles, California. They have been playing basements, garages, living rooms, squats, warehouses, banquet halls, high school auditoriums, Adriatic beach resorts, abandoned Soviet furniture factories, and public park gazebos since the winter of 2005. In their decade of existence, they have booked their own tours across the United States, Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and Southeast Asia.
The Pack A.D. announce US release of album ‘Positive Thinking’
The Pack A.D. don’t have the time or patience to fuck around. They are two musicians who sound like five and that shit takes WORK. Fists pounding drums, guitars gutted and spent, the East Vancouver band is fierce, defiant, and determined. And with their new release, Positive Thinking, they’ve made their best, most daring record yet.
Positive Thinking is all carefully constructed chaos, crushing vulnerability, and massive swagger. Underneath the sprawl of its sonic infrastructure, singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller—self described lifelong high school outcasts—traverse the hidden tunnels that connect all us damaged people together: anger, alienation, humour, sarcasm, sincerity, loneliness, grief.
Holy Golden Premieres “Cut Up In Rows” Via Surviving the Golden Age
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.
Watch PWR BTTM’s “I Wanna Boi” video
Having recently shared the news of the UK re-release of their essential debut album Ugly Cherries, queer punk duo PWR BTTM have released their music video for “I Wanna Boi.” Filmed in upstate New York, director Anneliese Cooper says of the video: “If I had to elevator-pitch my concept for this video, it would go something like ‘Miss Havisham and Dr. Frank-N-Furter act out that visual gag from Arrested Development where there’s nothing in the cabinets.’ If I had to explain it any more coherently than that, I’d say this video is about expectations – about being lonely in bed as a teenager and making little stageplays behind your eyelids of what love is going to be like, then being sentenced to live in that state of half-imagined wanting. That’s what I’ve always identified with in ‘I Wanna Boi’: an attempt to get out in front of your big, directionless longing with wit and excellent lipstick.”
BANGLADEAFY has just issued a scorching new video, a bewilderingly wild infusion of sci-fi visuals appropriately fitted to their equally intense “Say It With Your Chest,” the song culled from their recently-released Narcopaloma EP.
Over 25 years since the release of the ground-breaking debut ENIGMA album, MCMXC a.D., Michael Cretu – the founder of this genre-defying act, and its composer and producer – has announced a brand new project, The Fall Of A Rebel Angel.
The musical act, known globally as ENIGMA, has proved one of the most successful of the last quarter-century, delivering more than 70 million sales across seven albums, 60 Number One albums around the world, and in excess of 100 Platinum awards. Now, in 2016, Cretu re-connects with the bold, pioneering musical sound-world of that very first multi-platinum album – a unique and timeless world that touched millions across the globe, and helped define the musical landscape of an entire generation.
Multifaceted R&B-Pop musician Kashif passed away from undetermined causes in his Playa del Rey, California home on Sunday, September 25. He was 59 years of age.
Family members Mike and Pam Stitt state, “We are saddened by the passing of our brother. We ask for your thoughts and prayers to be with us at this time.”
Originally slated for Friday, September 30th, Danny Brown surprised fans around the world this afternoon during a Twitter Q&A with the early release today of his highly anticipated album, Atrocity Exhibition. As Danny told fans, “Yo whattup bruisers this is Atrocity Exhibition out today. Couldn’t hold it no more longer so had to get the music to the people. Love all y’all everybody check it out.” In the months leading up, Danny has teased with the Mimi Cave-directed video for “When It Rain”, streams of “Pneumonia”, posse cut “Really Doe” f. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Earl Sweatshirt, and previewed clips of “Rolling Stone” on NPR and “Tell Me What I Don’t Know” on Beats 1 Radio with Zane Lowe. Press excitement from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, the FADER, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum, Complex, XXL, Hot New Hip Hop, NPR, Pigeons & Planes, MTV, SPIN, High Snobiety and more have easily made this one of the most exciting fall releases to come.
Imogen Heap – “The Dumbing Down Of Love (COFRESi Remix)”
Cofresi is a name that many festival-goers and Chicago-area music fans are already familiar with, but his reputation for skilled productions and live performances is spreading quickly. In celebrating his appearance at this last weekend’s Pretty Lights Live show in Chicago, he is releasing his remix of Imogen Heap’s “The Dumbing Down Of Love.” Twisting a vocal hook from the song, Cofresi takes us on a journey into his world of percussive bass and infectiously danceable rhythm. This is a must-hear romp of a remix.