Knoxville-based WHITECHAPEL will saw blade their way through a monstrous co-headlining tour with Suicide Silence. Sponsored by BlackCraft Cult Clothing, the Straight Outta Hell tour will commence on September 28th in Portland, Oregon and conclude October 22nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additional support will be provided by Carnifex and Oceano, with Despised Icon appearing at select dates.
BERSERKERS : New music video “The Foolish Man”
BERSERKERS introduces their new video “The Foolish Man” taken from his new album “Lock & Load” released recently.
ISLANDER has announced their winter touring plans, joining the “Overdose Tour” featuring The Word Alive, Volumes and Invent Animate. Kicking off on November 11th in Portland, the jaunt circles North America before concluding in Phoenix on December 18th. “This is going to be one fun tour. Rad bands, rocking cities and hoodie weather, need I say more?” claims ISLANDER vocalist Mikey Carvajal.
About the upcoming tour, Colbie explains, “I’ve always wanted to play an acoustic tour. Showing the rawness of the songs I wrote in their natural state. The best part about this tour is that my band and openers are the people I wrote and recorded this record with, my best friends & my fiancé. We’ll all be on one bus, including our dogs. Justin Young and High Dive Heart will be trading off 1st & 2nd opening slots each night and they will also be my band members. We’re playing my new album in its entirety from its running order. We’ll also be playing songs from previous albums and doing a Q&A. I’ve never been more excited for a tour than I am this one!”
Grindmother, the Canadian grindcore band who’s namesake vocalist is a 68 year-old great grandmother, have released “Slave New World”, a classic Sepultura tribute, as an ultra-limited 7″.
This special one-sided record is limited to 50 lathe-cut copies on clear vinyl, and features a beautiful metallic silver screen print on side B. The sleeve is numbered and signed by Grindmother and the band. “Slave New World” is available to stream or purchase here:
The Velveteins “Hanging From The Ceiling”
Hailing from sunny Edmonton AB, The Velveteins are a rock n’ roll band consisting of primary songwriters Spencer Morphy (vocals, guitar) and Addison Hiller (percussion). Their latest work ‘A Hot Second With The Velveteins’ was produced by Lincoln Parish (Cage the Elephant) and has been described as “…a collision of the Kinks and the Libertines, rollicking garage, moody surf […and] pop classicism with a rough edge.” (EXCLAIM!). Their unique brand of heavy guitar pop has translated into raucous and energetic live shows opening for large acts such as USS, Milo Greene, July Talk, and appearing across Canada.
KVELERTAK PREMIERE “SVARTMESSE” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Roadrunner Records group Kvelertak have released the official music video for “Svartmesse,” from their celebrated new LP NATTESFERD which arrived this past May. The video, which was directed by Torjus Førre Erfjord of Raindog Films, is streaming now at www.Kvelertak.com and on the band’s official YouTube channel.
Multiplatinum singer and Academy® Award-nominated actress HAILEE STEINFELD unveils the music video for her latest single “Starving” with Grey [feat. Zedd] on VEVO today.
Leitvox shares “A Whole Other Country (Ladytron Remix)”
“A Whole Other Country” remixed by Reuben Wu, of the popular British band Ladytron, is a new approach to Leitvox’s single released in the U.S. last month.
The remix of “A Whole Other Country” gives the track a much more ominous and desolate tone, punctuated by a faster beat than the original. A combination of simple (even a little uplifting), 8-bit style synths in some parts of the track contrast with segments of dark, soaring melodies in the rest of the track.
CHECK OUT K CAMP’S NEW VIDEO “TOUCHDOWN”
Interscope recording artist K Camp digitally released his second EP, Lyric Ave, on Friday, September 2, 2016. The six track EP will be accompanied by six videos which will premiere exclusively on select media outlets. Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd is featured on the track “Free Money.” K Camp serves as executive producer with Bobby Kritical, Musik Majors and Zaytoven providing additional production.
DAVID BOWIE LEGACY released on November 11 collects together some of Bowie’s finest singles from his first hit, 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ through to the final singles ‘Lazarus’ and ‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’ from earlier this year.
All formats of DAVID BOWIE LEGACY feature a previously unreleased version of the classic 1971 single ‘Life On Mars?’ mixed by its original producer Ken Scott.
A Seat at the Table, an album written by Solange Knowles, will be released globally on September 30th, 2016 via Saint Records / Columbia. The album, which Solange began writing and producing in 2013, will be available digitally everywhere.
Solange describes A Seat At The Table as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.”
SLAPTOP Releases New Single: “PASSENGER” Feat. Will Fraker
San Francisco-based artist Slaptop has taken the dance music world by storm with a laundry list of viral hits, chart topping positions on Hype Machine, and multiple millions of streams. Now the in-demand producer has been recruited by world-renowned dance music maven The Magician for his label Potion.
SIXTY69NINE FEAT. JAMILLA – ‘DARKSIDE’
Wouter Van Boxstael, better known as Sixty69nine is the latest product of Belgium’s long and proud line of electronic music producers who have achieved international recognition for their talent. Certain to ensure this trend continues, his latest release, ‘Darkside’, featuring The Voice Belgium’s Jamilla is out today on New York’s Peak Hour Music.
At the precise time the U.S. seems to have put up the “batshit signal,” radical rabble-rousers RACETRAITOR return.
RACETRAITOR is back to take aim at this crazy election cycle with “By The Time I Get To Pennsylvania,” the first new music the band has released in roughly seventeen years. The Chicago agitators deliver a musical Molotov cocktail with the same incendiary spirit as the band’s metal/hardcore punk missives last heard in the late nineties. The band’s first show in nearly twenty years is set for the International Day of Action Against Police Brutality, October 22nd, 2016, where fellow nineties hardcore veterans, Detroit-based Earthmover, will join RACETRAITOR at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago.
Fictionist “Free Spirit”
On their new EP, Free Spirit, Fictionist has created accessible and honorable art, a creative and truly interesting collection of songs to listen to. Although the title track “Free Spirit” is the high point, a delicious pounding dance track, this 4-song EP delivers a collection of super catchy, intelligent song.
Noisewall teams up with Clelia for ‘Without You’
Italian DJ/producer, Noisewall, has been waging an impressive sonic assault in the Progressive House and EDM realms of late with floor-filling releases on labels such as Moonscape Records, Noize Bangers and IperSonicus. His signature, uplifting vocal-led output has won him a legion of followers all eagerly anticipating his next move which comes in the shape of ‘Without You’.
Released via Canadian imprint, AtomicSky Recordings, ‘Without You’ features powerful vocals from singer/songwriter, Clelia, backed up by an equally rocking bass that will certainly not disappoint ardent Noisewall fans. A certainty to be heard played by the biggest names on every stage, ‘Without You’, should be a staple in every DJ’s collection if a party is to be started.
Ahead of National Coffee Day tomorrow, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2016’s Best Cities for Coffee Lovers. In addition, we compiled a list of top retailers offering the best discounts on their coffee during the holiday.
To determine the best cities for partaking in America’s coffee culture, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 100 largest cities across 12 key metrics, ranging from “number of coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés per capita” to “average price of a coffee pack.”
JJ McGuigan has signed with MTS Management Group for promotion of his latest EP
Wichita, Kansas-based alt-rock singer-songwriter and VH1 “Save The Music” Songwriting Contest Finalist, JJ McGuigan has signed with veteran publicity and promotions company, MTS Management Group. MTS will handle pr for McGuigan’s latest EP release, Dissociative. The 5-song collection featuring vocals by Garrett Crow and Scott Spriggs, is available on iTunes, Amazon, and all major online music retailers.
A Wichita native, JJ McGuigan was diagnosed with OCD and Depression at age 16. He has since used his experiences and his music to become an advocate for mental health awareness:
“I have been on a journey of self discovery and learning ever since I was diagnosed at age 16,” says McGuigan. “I am constantly trying to find new ways of, not only helping myself to heal each day, but trying to see if I can help someone else, as well. Music plays a big part in doing both, I believe. I hope you find my music to be insightful and emotionally striking.”
Legendary Electro/EBM artists Covenant announce the release of their ninth studio album The Blinding Dark.
There is no Berlin Wall to defiantly dance on any more.
We live in dark, confusing times and Covenant wrote an album about how that makes them feel. In a world that’s stopped making sense, we need to learn how to see in the dark and The Blinding Dark is a triumphant embrace of the strength and resilience of the soul. It’s the dystopian, unforgiving music of the reflective shadows we all carry within us, but often lack the courage to take a good look at. It’s implosive instead of explosive, fueled by cold fury rather than a roaring fire, as beautiful as a collapsed star.
Revival Recordings post-hardcore outfit, Famous Last Words is gearing up for the release of their highly-anticipated third studio album, The Incubus, available this Friday, September 30th. The 12-track masterpiece, produced by Taylor Larson, features guest vocals from prominent artists: Matt Good of From First to Last, Spencer Sotelo from Periphery and From First to Last, Ricky Armellino of This or The Apocalypse, and Emily Piriz a former American Idol contestant. Laced with heavy guitar riffs, catchy hooks, folly, and symphonic elements, the band, notorious for their story telling and theme creations have transformed The Incubus into more of declaration for change than any previous album.
American Rock Band 3 Doors Down have been added as the final artist to join Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt to celebrate with Charlie Daniels at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena.
3 Doors Down, a Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band known for hits like “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone,” “Here Without You” and more will join Daniels on stage for what will be remembered as one of the best Volunteer Jams to date. Tickets for the much anticipated event are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.
Earlier this month, the Grammy-nominated Zomba Prison Project released their second album I Will Not Stop Singing via Six Degrees Records. Featuring prisoners and officers from Malawi’s maximum security prison, the Associated Press recently said of the album “if a picture is worth a thousand words, these prison songs are snapshots which could inspire a lengthy book.”
Mic just premiered a mini-documentary featuring footage from inside Zomba Prison, saying “these songs of love and loss transcend language and border.”
MAKJ & Timmy Trumpet featuring Andrew W.K. “Party Till We Die”
California-based DJ and producer MAKJ closes out the summer with new single “Party Till We Die” featuring Andrew W.K. and Timmy Trumpet out now on Spinnin’ Records. “Party Till We Die” marks the first time party rocker and Internet celebrity Andrew W.K. has leant his vocals to a track in over 5 years. Featuring a booming bassline alongside cutting synths and whip-cracking claps, the song is the perfect party anthem to start the school year off right or to accompany a scene from a future sequel to Project X.
Modern Southern Hard Rock Band Blacktop Mojo has released the Official Music Video for their cover of Aerosmith’s classic hit “Dream On”. The video was filmed by Nolan Cox of Nolan Taylor Media in Palestine, TX at Audioworx Studio. The track, which was produced by Philip Mosley and mixed by Austin Deptula at Rosewood Studios, comes from the band’s upcoming sophomore album “Burn The Ships” which is set to release in early 2017.
Brooklyn Vegan has debuted Matt Costa’s “Call My Name”, the single from his upcoming soundtrack to the film ‘Orange Sunshine’, which is a documentary about “a church formed in the early ’60s by a group of surfers/hippies in Orange County who wanted to change the world with psychedelic drugs and became the largest manufacturers of LSD in the United States.” The soundtrack is out 11/11 on Varese Sarabande.
DAN + SHAY HIT THE AIRWAVES WITH MOST ADDED NEW SINGLE “HOW NOT TO”
Hot off their latest No. 1 smash, triple-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year nominees Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) reveal their newest single “How Not To” from their second album, Obsessed. The song, which was most added this week at country radio, laments a hard-to-forget relationship and was written by Adam Hambrick, Paul DiGiovanni and Kevin Bard. Dan + Shay revealed to fans a special instant-grat video for the Smyers and Scott Hendricks co-produced track in May to celebrate their album release.
“It’s a fantastic slice of skippy indie-pop. The sort of song that’ll make you feel better about Monday. The video meanwhile features an astronaut getting into all sorts: showering, roadtripping, drinking too much and passing out in the park. That kind of thing.” – NOISEY
Blue Plutos Premieres “Wide Eyed, Etc.” Via Gold Flake Paint
Formed by brothers Tyler Agnew and Ryan Agnew in the Fall of 2011, Blue Plutos originally began as a side, recording project of their primary band, Howling Boil. With Blue Plutos, Tyler and Ryan sought an additional outlet for evolving their songwriting and producing skills while giving themselves the chance to collaborate closely with one another. Throughout the Winter of 2011-2012, the two wrote and recorded the songs that would make up their debut release – “Parcells Beauty Shoppe”, an album of 15 self-proclaimed ‘American britpop’ tracks, which was released in the Spring of 2012.
The Legends Share New Single “Cocaine”
In 2015 The Legends released the album It’s Love after a 6-year hiatus. Today the band shares their new single “Cocaine” with SPIN Magazine. The track features Maria Usbeck, who released her critically acclaimed solo debut Amparo on Cascine/Labrador in May this year. About the new single, The Legends’ Johan Angergård says:
“The constant quest for affirmation is destroying us all. Love me love me love me please be attracted to me see me Me ME!. It’s pathetic. I should have been more into cocaine.” He adds, “Maria Usbeck is the best new artist I’ve discovered in the last year. I barely know a dozen Spanish words, but still her songs say more about my life than most other music I listen to. It’s just very heartfelt. “Cocaine” needed a touch of heartfeltness so I asked her if she could make it a duet with me. She was kind enough to agree and recorded her parts in loving Spanish.”
LOS ANGELES’ DANGERS SHARE ‘THE BEND IN THE BREAK’
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.
Danish artist Mont Jake releases new single ‘Pearly Cloud’
Copenhagen raised/London based artist Mont Jake is today sharing new single ‘Pearly Cloud? – featuring Kanye West/Kendrick Lamar collaborator Assassin, and a debut from new 16-year old MC, Bryn The First.
FUNERALIZER to Release Self-Titled LP October 28
Austin rock band FUNERALIZER will release its self-titled debut album on October 28 via Crayo KC. The group, a trio featuring drummer Trivett Wingo (ex-The Sword), guitarist David DiDonato (Ultimate Dragons) and bassist Clarke Wilson (Bangaar, Those Peabodys), play music that is at once, eclectic, electric and LOUD. Recorded by Bryan Richie (The Sword) at The Berry, Funeralizer delivers twelve terse tracks that swell with Sturm und Drang, discordance and dissonance. The album’s arresting cover art was created by Joby Ford, guitarist for The Bronx / Mariachi El Bronx.
Academy Award®-nominated, two-time GRAMMY Award®-winning multiplatinum alternative R&B THE WEEKND makes history yet again, capturing the record for “Most Release Weekend Streams Ever” with his brand new single “Starboy” featuring Daft Punk. It’s the title track and first single from his mega-anticipated fourth full-length album Starboy [XO/Republic Records], arriving November 25, 2016.
Years In The Garden Of Years, the ambitious and visionary second album from New York City-based progressive rock/metal quintet, EDENSONG, is now streaming in its entirety courtesy of Metal Underground, just days ahead of its release through Laser’s Edge.
Nevada “The Mack (feat. Mark Morrison and Fetty Wap)”
Nevada presents his debut single “The Mack” via Capitol Records. The huge, hook laden track features brand new vocals from Mark Morrison, who reprises “Return of the Mack” – on the 20th anniversary of his original hit single. The track also features vocals from man-of-the-moment Fetty Wap.
Electro Pop’s RÉN Shares “Into the Unknown” Video
Electro-Pop artist RÉN launches her latest, artistic video endeavor for the hit single, “Into the Unknown.” With a premiere on Nylon Magazine, RÉN has been garnering the praise of fans and critics alike who can’t get enough of her hypnotic vocals and captivating instrumentation.
The Wytches Premiere “Crest Of Death” on Stereogum
Today, The Wytches share new track “Crest of Death” exclusively on Stereogum who said “The scuzzy first half of the two-minute track feels like hardcore whiplash, before breaking into psychedelic territory with a lulling bridge”. It’s the latest track from their sophomore album All Your Happy Life, out this Friday 30th September on Heavenly Recordings.
JUICY J RELEASES NEW SONG “BALLIN” FEATURING KANYE WEST
Today, Academy Award-winning rapper and songwriter/producer Juicy J shares his new song, “Ballin” featuring Kanye West. The track premiered earlier today on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show as the “World Record” of the day. “Ballin” is taken from Juicy J’s upcoming sophomore album and is now available at all digital partners.
Wendy Bevan is a British Musician and Multimedia Artist who combines a surreal and theatrical approach to her work across genres in performance, photography, live visuals and experimental art-works, on stage, musical performance, galleries and photographic imagery. She has developed a unique cinematic world and style of her own making. Wendy’s free spirit and personality as an artist in the most authentic sense enables her to freewheel between genres making panoptic, multifaceted art works. She believes in creating a universal language and balance in the crossover of disciplines. Her vivid and dramatic imagination reveals her immense creative, surreal energy as a story teller, conjuring an alternative, ethereal universe.
RXN unleashes his Tech House thriller ‘Yuma’
Since he exploded onto the Dance music scene, American DJ and producer RXN has quickly become one of his countries hottest exports thanks to his unique studio productions – it’s no wonder A-List heavy-hitters like Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Laidback Luke, Oliver Heldens and Blasterjaxx have been throwing vast amounts of support his way.
“Coast Modern debuted with “Hollow Life” and followed it up with “Animals” both jaunty, summery songs with lyrics that go deeper than you might think on first listen.
The Los Angeles duo’s new single is “The Way It Was,” and this time they introduce a surprising electronic element towards the end alongside their usual pop/rock blend.
FREYA: New Noise Magazine Streams Grim Days Before Release
As Fast Break! Records preps the fifth full-length from Syracuse, New York-based FREYA, the monolithic Grim, for release this Friday, New Noise Magazine has issued the entire album for early streaming, including a feature with founding vocalist Karl Buechner.
Get into a mind-bending world of unearthly doom with MAMMOTH WEED WIZARD BASTARD, who just teamed up with Decibel to stream their new album Y Proffwyd Dwyll, coming out this Friday on New Heavy Sounds.
BACKSTREET BOYS ANNOUNCE LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY
Confirming rumors swirling for months, the Backstreet Boys have revealed “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life,” an 18-date Las Vegas headlining residency taking place in The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Just one day after the residency announcement, BSB kicked off a series of surprise performances to get fans excited for these upcoming Vegas dates. Starting with the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the group came out with long-time BSB fans Florida Georgia Line to perform their hit “Everybody.”
Dance Gavin Dance Release “Young Robot” Music Video
Dance Gavin Dance has released a new music video for “Young Robot” off their forthcoming 7th studio LP, Mothership, out October 7th on Rise Records. The clip features animation by John Howe.
Andrew W.K. is pleased to announce his first ever official smartphone app for Android and Apple users, The Party Hard Bloody Nose App. This app allows users to add a bloody nose to any photo, whether taken on the spot or uploaded from their library. It also has the ability to add Andrew W.K.’s infamous dirty white T-shirt and stringy long hair to any photo, as well as other options, including an animated blood flow graphic saved as a GIF.
In addition, Andrew has performed vocals on a brand new song with dance music producers MAKJ & Timmy Trumpet called, “Party Till We Die”. Released by legendary Dutch EDM label, Spinnin’ Records, the new song is packed with massive synth leads, uplifting chords, and a ground shaking stadium crowd sing along lead by Andrew’s signature rally cry. “Party Till We Die” can be found HERE.
A talented rapper who synthesizes the Bay Area’s disparate sounds into radio-ready bangers, Fillmore’s Show Banga is a leader in the next wave of Bay Hip-Hop talent. Featuring a standout verse and melodic hook from Lil Yee, “Bonafide Hustla” is a true anthem for those who never rest when there is money to be made. Riding around San Francisco in a brand new Bentley, Show Banga and Lil Yee stack and flip bills and mob with a massive crew in the new visual for the NikeBoy-produced track. Premiered today by East Bay Express, “Bonafide Hustla” is the third video released from Show Banga’s recent ShowTime 2, following the HipHopDX-premiered visual for “Steez 101” and the motivational “$howtime,” which earned a premiere from XXL. “The most important thing for aspiring hustler’s to know is that you never limit yourself,” declares Show Banga. “Never settle. Always keep hustling.”
New Video Logan Lynn “Go There When You Want To Be Loved”
Based in Portland, Oregon, Lynn first gained national and international recognition in 2006 when MTV’s Logo channel began airing his music videos. He is the former host of NewNowNext Music and has done a number of televised commercial spots for the channel. Logan’s videos were included in 2007 and 2008’s “Top 10 Videos of the Year” by the network and have been featured on MTV, VH1 and Spike TV as well.
Peter Bjorn and John Release Lyric Video for “What You Talking About?”
Peter Bjorn and John have released their new lyric video for “What You Talking About?” and as always, the band finds a creative and original way to do it – projecting the lyrics all over town during a night out!
Don Henley Opens the Walden Pond Visitor Center
On Tuesday, September 27, Don Henley joined state officials in Concord, Massachusetts for the opening of a new Visitor Center at historic Walden Pond made famous by writer/philosopher Henry David Thoreau. The building is a model of environmental sustainability and will offer state-of-the-art exhibits for school groups and the 500,000 visitors who come to Walden Pond each year. The pond and the surrounding woods inspired the writings of Thoreau, the father of the American conservation movement and a leader in the evolution of social reform.
“The Walden Woods Project’s collaboration with MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation will support the stewardship of Walden Pond, a National Historic Landmark,” said Don Henley, Founder and Chairman of the Walden Woods Project. “Further, it will keep Thoreau’s legacy alive for future generations. Visiting school groups will interact with an interpretive exhibit encouraging them to identify their own special places; their own ‘Waldens.’ Introductions to Thoreau’s philosophy will invite youth to consider what constitutes good citizenship and leading a purposeful life. For hundreds of thousands of visitors (a third of whom are international) the Visitor Center will offer avenues to reflect on some of the most compelling issues of our time.”
AUROCH: Vancouver Death Metal Sect Issues “Say Nothing” Via No Clean Singing
With AUROCH’s predatory third LP Mute Books approaching release through Profound Lore Records in October, a pulverizing new preview of the album is available through a stream of the track “Say Nothing,” as premiered this week at No Clean Singing.
Bay Area singer/songwriter Fantastic Negrito (Xavier Dphrepaulezz) and his interpretation of the Lead Belly classic “In the Pines” is featured in a docu-narrative film directed by Rashidi Natara Harper that focuses on the impact of gun violence in America. Recorded last year and filmed weeks before the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the film is now premiering at Noisey
Cal Keho – “Fiasco”
This is a fun lyric video from a great young Singer Songwriter, Cal Kehoe, called “Fiasco”, from his debut EP – Batting Practice. Cal is a touring machine out here in the North East and his live shows, with his live looping style, are truly amazing.
NEGURA BUNGET is an award-winning Transylvanian black metal band that twists the genre sideways, presenting an atmospheric sound that incorporates both progressive underground metal and traditional Romanian music. In celebration of its twentieth year as a group, NEGURA BUNGET will release its new album, ZI, on September 30 via Prophecy Productions. Today, the band unveils its new music video “Stanciu Gruiul” via Decibel, who adds that ZI, “blends ornate instrumentation with blackened riffs colder than a Carpathian winter.”
FROM INDIAN LAKES SHARE NEW SINGLE “BLANK TAPES”
From Indian Lakes and Triple Crown Records are thrilled to share “Blank Tapes,” the second single off the band’s forthcoming record, Everything Feels Better Now, out October 14th. “Blank Tapes” is the follow-up to the album’s first single, “The Monster,” which NPR Music described as “seem[ing] like a hushed dream until Vannucchi blows the chorus wide open.” Stereogum showcased that song’s “killer” Joshua Haulling-directed music video, which you can watch via YouTube.
Mark Sultan Shares “Rock Me” On Brooklyn Vegan
The Man With The Golden Voice is back again. Mark Sultan started with the unfortunate moniker (BBQ) in 2000, playing shows as a one-man band at parties and for friends, releasing a few 45s and a couple of LPs in the US and in Europe. And then he formed ‘The King Khan & BBQ Show’ with pal King Khan in 2003. A few years later, he reverted back to the name Mark Sultan to cut records on In The Red Records. It was a way to make ‘full band’ sounds without misleading fans.
BILLY DANZE, “6 O’CLOCK BRIEFING”
Brooklyn emcee and M.O.P. co-frontman Billy Danze presents the music video for his new single “6 O’Clock Briefing”. The track is produced by Quincey Tones, also known for his work with Ghostface Killah, Busta Rhymes and Jay Electronica. Danze has been releasing music for over 20 years as half of M.O.P., and has worked with DJ Premier, Jay-Z, Guru, 50 Cent, Wu-Tang Clan, Kool G Rap and Mobb Deep.
James Parry – ‘Young Emotions’ Single
James Parry lives in Hobart, Tasmania and writes independent pop songs. After playing in bands throughout high school, he released his first solo EP, Eastern Shores, in 2008, followed by his first album, Almost At The Ivory, in 2011. James is now excited to announce his latest album In The Lights.
Sweet and juicy guitar riffs, de: drums and uplifting organ support James’ straight-shooting vocals, which tell a nostalgic tale of heady young love with a dark twist. Young Emotions is the opening track from In The Lights, and ripples from its story reach the furthest corners of the concept album.
Concord Bicycle is pleased to announce the October 28, 2016 release of The Independent Years: 1983 – 2004, Social Distortion’s first-ever vinyl box set collecting the band’s independent label output, Mommy’s Little Monster, Prison Bound, Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll and the early years compilation Mainliner (Wreckage From the Past). Mixing Bruce Springsteen’s factory-overalls ethic while supplying plenty of SoCal attitude and aggression, Social Distortion was formed by Mike Ness and his high school friend Dennis Danell, breaking through in 1983 with the critically acclaimed first album Mommy’s Little Monster. Their 1988 follow-up, Prison Bound, hinted at a sonic change to come, and well before the band’s 2004 Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll their sound had solidified into the instantly recognizable brand of rock ‘n’ roll that’s defined them since.