Skyline Pressure will see release via Small Stone on October 14th, 2016 on CD, digital, and limited edition vinyl.In advance of its release, today Clrvynt is streaming the record’s title track noting, “Smooth guitars lull you into a state of relaxation while melodies reach out to varying distances and textures. The psychedelia casts a spell reminiscent of math rock, the soft spots in the riffs eventually coming back into focus for a harder ending. It’s a pretty stunning track, nearly six minutes that disappear quicker than you realize.”
For the first time in ten years, Bob Weir will release a new solo record, BLUE MOUNTAIN, on September 30th—marking his debut project since signing with Columbia/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The release is his first album of entirely original material in thirty years. Producer Josh Kaufman partnered with Weir on the album, which features songwriting collaboration with Josh Ritter and performances from guitarists Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner and bassist Scott Devendorf.
Drawing on his earlier experiences working on a ranch in Wyoming as a teenager, Weir joined with Ritter, the Dessners, Devendorf and Kaufman to celebrate those times with twelve new songs.
Adam Block, President of Legacy Recordings notes, “We’re so pleased to welcome Bob Weir to the Columbia/Legacy family and absolutely thrilled to partner with him to share these stories and this beautiful record with the world.”
JOHN LEGEND RELEASES HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE “LOVE ME NOW”
Acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe and 10x Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter John Legend has released his highly-anticipated new single, “Love Me Now,” available today via all digital platforms. The song is from Legend’s upcoming album DARKNESS AND LIGHT. Written and produced by John Legend with Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes) and John Ryan (One Direction), the anthemic track brilliantly showcases Legend’s sensual and undeniably recognizable voice, with a driving beat that serves as the perfect follow up to his global smash “All of Me.”
Speaking on the song, Legend says: “‘Love Me Now’ is all about living and loving to the fullest, no matter what tomorrow may bring. I’m so excited to finally share music from my new album! I’ve put a lot of love and energy into making this album special. I hope my fans can feel it.”
Nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, Golden Globe® Award nominee and multi-platinum artist Mary J. Blige unveils her new single “Thick Of It” through Capitol Records co-written by Jazmine Sullivan, available now HERE. The song heralds the impending arrival of her forthcoming full-length album, Strength Of A Woman, landing later this year.
“This song is so personal it’s almost painful to let it out,” says Blige. “I don’t hold back though, it’s not who I am and there’s no way I am going to start changing now.”
Mel Kay & Liberté ‘Upside Down Town’
Given she has been involved in music since the age of three, it’s little surprise Mel Kay chose to embark on a singing career. After years of studying contemporary music performance at WAAPA, the 22-year-old is set to release her latest singles ‘Upside Down Town’ and ‘Feel Alright’, both up-tempo tunes, mixing pop, indie and funk.
MOTOGRATER Signs With David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group
US metallers Motograter have signed to David Ellfson’s EMP Label Group, who will release Desolation, their sophomore album, produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). The album was engineered by Luster, Wickman, Jon Berrier and recorded at Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, and BlackPlate Productions.
Norwegian pop singer Line Mari is back with a brand new single, following her previous infectious pop anthem ‘Crush’.
The exciting new single, ‘Haters’, sees her laying her gorgeously wispy vocals over brooding pianos before erupting into a soaring chorus to a backdrop of tropical-tinged synths.
New Videoclip: WOLF COUNSEL’s ‘Pure As The Driven Snow’
“Pure As The Driven Snow”,the new video from Swiss Doom Metal band WOLF COUNSEL, can be seen below.
Filmed and produced by acclaimed visual artist Milena Kancheva.
The song is taken from the band’s new studio album, “Ironclad”, which was released on Sep 23 via Czar Of Crickets/Plastic Head. The CD/Vinyl LP was recorded between October 2015 and April 2016 at Little Creek Studio Switzerland with renowned producer V.O. Pulver (DESTRUCTION, PANZER, PRO-PAIN, POLTERGEIST, GURD).
The “Ironclad” artwork was created by graphic artist Roberto Toderico (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, ASPHYX, SINISTER, EXCITER, PESTILENCE, PARTY.SAN FESTIVAL).
Johnossi ‘AIR IS FREE’ NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
Swedish duo Johnossi have today released ‘Air Is Free’, the lead single and title track from their upcoming EP due on November 8th through Polydor/Universal.
The platinum-selling pair, John Engelbert (vocals/guitar) and Oskar “Ossi” Bonde (drums), arrive with a huge introduction to their expansive sound that crosses effortlessly between rock and pop with huge riffs and bold high-rise choruses bolstered by horns and a grand female choir.
It’s a sound which has witnessed the band become one of the biggest names in Sweden, winning a Grammy in their home country for ‘Best Group’ and two P3 Gold Awards (Radio 1 equivalent) for ‘Best Group’ also.
Kaskade & deadmau5 – ‘Beneath With Me’ feat. Skylar Grey
After their storming collaborative success in 2008 with hit single ‘I Remember’ championed electronic music artists Kaskade & deadmau5 join forces once again with their single, ‘Beneath With Me’ feat. Skylar Grey. ‘Beneath With Me’ out now, via Warner.
Their previous collaboration ‘I Remember’ garnered tens of millions of streams and held down a solid top 20 spot in the UK’s Official Singles Chart. Now, ‘Beneath With Me’ is a refreshing reminder of the outcome when the pair fuse their creative energies, and will no doubt have dance floors on lock during Kaskade’s upcoming European tour.
LIZZO UNVEILS “COCONUT OIL”
Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic recording artist Lizzo has announced today’s release of her highly anticipated major label debut. “COCONUT OIL” is available now via all DSPs and streaming services.
Young Dolph – “What Yo Life Like” ft. 2 Chainz
Everyone knows that Young Dolph is really about it, so there is no point in asking him what his life is like. In “What Yo Life Like,” however, Dolph is interested in knowing about you, questioning whether you’ve ever sold green or white or seen a dope fiend hit a pipe. Over a Zaytoven beat, Dolph is joined by 2 Chainz in recalling their early years of struggle, while also celebrating their present successes and wealth. Mixing in flashbacks to their youths with them flexing their current riches, the video is a testament to how far both have come. The video ends with a teaser for the video for “Foreva,” showing Dolph and T.I. at a motel with plenty of cash and women.
“The song is essentially a story of my younger self asking my present self for advice, to be a role model,” says Jared, “All and all, it’s about looking up to nobody but ourselves for the answers. We’re in control of our own problems and need to look up to ourselves more. We’re all our own role models.”
SAGE THE GEMINI RETURNS WITH NEW TRACK “DO NOT DISTURB”
Success doesn’t come easily for anybody. Since day one, persistence has been the name of the game for Bay Area rapper Sage The Gemini. The multi-talented rapper, who also produces and writes, says he architects his own vision completely, from the music to the rhymes. “I want people to feel like they can live with me through the music.” After a slew of hits, Sage The Gemini is back and ready to conquer.
BREAKOUT ARTIST/PRODUCER AYOKAY RELEASES DEBUT EP “4FT TO INFINITY” TODAY
While ayokay’s breakout anthem “Kings Of Summer”—featuring childhood friend and frequent collaborator Quinn XCII—continues its viral reign, the Detroit-bred artist/producer has released his debut EP 4ft to Infinity everywhere today.
“Kings Of Summer” has blazed a year-long path to buzz-track-royalty, currently soaring past 30 million streams at Spotify and making waves at Pop radio, with airplay on several stations in ayokay’s homestate Michigan (98.7 AMP in Detroit, 105.3 HOT FM in Grand Rapids, 97.5 NOW FM in Lansing, and 102.5 WIOG in Saginaw) all the way down to Dallas’ KISS FM, thanks to Texas Rangers star Ian Desmond using the track as his walk-up song at Globe Life Park. “Kings Of Summer” perfectly comes to life in the track’s official music video, which Kick Kick Snare calls “Summertime nostalgia par excellence,” released just last week.
Chris Lorenzo Reveals new track ‘Come Down’
Championed for pioneering his hometown of Birmingham’s rising sound, a fusion of jackin’ house and bassline, which he coined ‘house & bass, Chris Lorenzo releases his debut album ‘Destroy The Image’ on November 11th. Self-released on Chris’ own label Sixty6Music, ‘Destroy The Image’ is a twelve track journey of house & bass, with features from DJ and production legend DJ Zine and more.
Theo Katzman Releases New Single “Hard Work”
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Theo Katzman has enjoyed success as the singing drummer/guitarist for the funk rhythm section Vulfpeck, as a solo artist at the prestigious Ann Arbor Folk Festival, and as the musical director and opening act for Darren Criss (of Fox’s GLEE). In addition to playing festivals like Bonnaroo and Outside Lands with Vulfpeck, trading guitar solos with Blake Mills, and singing duets with Børns and Allen Stone, the year 2016 finds him finishing his second solo album, “Heartbreak Hits,” due for release in early 2017. In his own words, Katzman says about his music, “I write songs to soothe your post-Y2K pop culture hangover.”
“All good things come to an end, so they say, and this is certainly true for Parlour Tricks.
A cult proposition, their divine indie pop matches glorious melody to biting, frequently autobiographical lyricism with a defiantly literary slant.
New EP ‘(what I Think About When I Think About) Bodies’ is one of their most potent offerings to date, and – sadly – it will be their last in this form.
LOST KINGS SIGN WITH DISRUPTOR RECORDS / RCA RECORDS AND RELEASE NEW SONG “PHONE DOWN”
New dynamic DJ duo Lost Kings announce their signing to Disruptor Records / RCA Records today. In celebration of the signing, the duo releases their brand new song, “Phone Down” ft. Emily Warren. Click here to Listen. The track was written by Scott Harris, Philip Anthony Leigh, Matthew Thomas Paul Holmes, Norris Shanholtz, Robert Abisi, Emily Warren and produced by the duo.
OUT CAME THE WOLVES DEBUT “BABY BLUE”
Roadrunner Records’ group, Out Came The Wolves, have debuted “Baby Blue,” the latest single from their forthcoming debut LP. STRANGE FATE, the Minneapolis, MN based band’s first full-length album will arrive on October 28th.
Loretta Lynn invites you to celebrate the 2016 yuletide season with the release of her new album. White Christmas Blue, on Friday, October 7.
The album debuts “White Christmas Blue,” a future yuletide classic newly penned by Loretta Lynn and Grammy Award winner Shawn Camp (who’s written #1 country hits for Garth Brooks, Josh Turner and Brooks & Dunn, collaborated with Loretta since 2007, and provides acoustic guitar and backing vocals on White Christmas Blue). White Christmas Blue is the second volume of the Cash Cabin Recordings and part of a planned multi-album deal with Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music Entertainment).
OLLY MURS RELEASES NEW SONG “GROW UP”
Internationally-acclaimed multiplatinum British singer/songwriter Olly Murs has released “Grow Up,” a new song off his highly-anticipated new album ’24 HRS.’ Recorded in London and written by Olly with Steve Robson, Camille Purcell (Black Magic, Sax) and Wayne Hector (Paloma Faith, Nikki Minaj), “Grow Up” is an acoustic driven funky track with bags of attitude.
“New & Very Promising” Alabama Rapper Viracocha Releases Debut EP
“Who the fuck is this dude” and “highly recommended” are a few words that have been used to describe this “new and very promising” Alabama rapper via Jeff Weiss of Passion of the Weiss. With an inimitable Southern drawl, an ability for working hooks seamlessly into well-crafted songs, and a global perspective gained from years of traveling, Nevelle Viracocha is a precocious and promising young talent. After building a devoted following releasing quality singles such as “Double Up,” the Alabama-bred emcee treats us to Eff/Pee/Ohh, his debut EP, and “a nine song raw slab of tangled slang and country fried slaps” according to Passion of the Weiss, who premiered the album. A versatile effort with deep, Southern-fried production and influences from the likes of OutKast, Three Six Mafia, and Big K.R.I.T., Eff/Pee/Ohh, or FPO, short for For Promo Only, is an inviting taste of Nevelle Viracocha’s prodigious abilities behind the mic and of his unique artistic sensibility and vision. Premiered by [publication], the 9-track EP is a cohesive and impressive statement, produced by Nevelle and a tight-knit cadre in-house producers, and a fully-formed release from a young artist who already knows exactly who he is and what he wants to say.
Nashville’s ZAYDE WØLF, the new project from Billboard #1 Charting Songwriter and Producer and two time Grammy Nominated producer Dustin Burnett has released the thundering single “Born Ready.”
One of music’s most distinctive voices and songwriters of the past decade, D?WN, aka Dawn Richard, announces she will drop her highly anticipated new album Redemption on November 18 via Local Action / Our Dawn Entertainment. Largely produced by MachineDrum and D?WN, it’s her most powerful work to date as she expands on her boundless, future-focused electronic sound to create a highly infectious body of work, showcased by her thunderous new track “Renegades.” It’s the last installment in the trilogy that includes her critically-acclaimed albums Goldenheart and Blackheart, the latter of which was ranked as one of 2015’s best albums by Pitchfork, FACT, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum, The FADER, Spin and many more. It’s also a coming of age for Dawn where she delves into her relationship with the music industry and speaks to today’s current events with messages about race issues, gender inequality, self love, and female empowerment.
23-year-old Norwegian singer, songwriter and producer Lido has just released his long awaited debut LP Everything today on Because Music. No one word can describe the scope of this work; each track is emotionally manipulated to entice through gripping chords, combining jazz, hip-hop & trap, with vocal melodies to form complex electronic compositions. Frequently described as “genre-defying”, this album continues to showcase Lido’s compelling ability to create forward-thinking, timeless music.
Sebastian Kole quickly snapped the industry to attention in 2015 with his co-writing and production skills on Alessia Cara’s insightful double-platinum debut single, “Here,” and as the featured writer and producer for her critically-acclaimed breakthrough album,
Know-It-All. This year, television viewers have been treated not once but three times to his lyrical prowess-and warm, soulful vocals-through syncs of his songs (“Home,” “Love’s on the Way” and “Love Doctor”) on ABC’s popular long-running series Grey’s Anatomy. The full measure of Kole’s multi-faceted talent as a songwriter, singer, producer and instrumentalist will take center stage with the release of his debut album,
SOUP, which follows the May 13th release of his self-titled, five-song EP released on EP Entertainment/Motown.
The anticipated collaboration album The Life and Death of Scenery from hip-hop production stalwart L’Orange and legendary Boston MC and artist Mr. Lif is out today via Adult Swim. The physical copy of the album is set for release next Friday 10/14 on Mello Music Group which will feature 3 additional bonus tracks. A cast of special guests includes DJ Q-Bert, GonjaSufi, Akrobatik, Insight, and narration by stand up comic Wyatt Cenac (formerly of The Daily Show).
Singer-songwriter Justin Baron releases “Girl With An Ego”, the debut single off his upcoming Craving EP out later this year. Composed of Baron’s vibrant vocal performance, addictive melody and confident songwriting, “Girl With An Ego” is available now on all DSPs. Baron co-wrote the track with David Pramik and Charlie Snyder. Of the single, Baron says, “I wrote ‘Girl With An Ego’ out in LA a little over a year ago. As soon as I put pen to paper, all I wanted to do was ask fate for someone I haven’t found yet. A girl who owns any room she walks into. A girl who uses her eyes as weapons. And, of course, a girl who only likes sex in stilettos.”
Hear the words “Amish Country” and you’d be hard-pressed not to think of butter churns, windmills and a conspicuous lack of places to plug in your iPhone. So, it might be hard to believe that Justin Baron, a prodigious singer/songwriter and New York City’s best-kept secret, grew up in Lancaster, PA – the widely reputed home of the horse and buggy.
The sixty cycle hum of a tube powered stack bellowing through the silence. The deafening roar of a 454 throwing power echoing across Riff Mountain.
This is full fledged Camaro rock.
Connecticut’s BUZZARD CANYON have been amassing a loyal following by delivering massive riffs and gigging tirelessly. The band has performed on notable stoner and doom fests throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and played direct support slots for multiple national acts.
PURPLE FERDINAND RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “COURAGE”
Hailing from East London, 28-year-old Purple Ferdinand channels inspirations such as Eva Cassidy, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Stevie Wonder, among others, to create music that is both emotional and emotive. She first emerged after playing the AfroPunk festival in Brooklyn in 2012, and since has played AfroPunk London, been featured by various press outlets such as, The FADER, Pigeons & Planes, Solange’s Saint Heron and more.
Wiz Khalifa announces that his incredibly successful and groundbreaking Taylor Gang Ent. has signed a label deal with Atlantic Records. After five years of independent distribution, the Gang levels up to major label status, providing a massive opportunity for the imprint’s artists to make an impact on an international scale. The new deal will not affect artists currently signed to major labels, such as Wiz, Ty Dolla $ign, and Juicy J, but will provide a platform for existing and new talent for the rest of Taylor Gang’s roster.
“We are very pleased to expand our business with our partners at Atlantic Records/Warner Music. This is a great step forward for Taylor Gang as we get ready to move into the new year and focus on growth. We are all very excited” said Taylor Gang co-founder Will Dzombak when asked about the deal. Wiz echoed his sentiment, saying he was “Very excited about the deal with the gang. These guys are my family and friends first, now we’re gonna take this this shit to the next level.”
Coming off the success of recent collaborations with Felix Snow, Quintino, BURNS and more, Dutch artist R3HAB comes back into his own with “Icarus,” out now. The latest single from the producer, “Icarus” is a seductive mix of melodic house and progressive influences. Much like the mythological tale that inspired the release, “Icarus” slowly ascends before a crescendo in to a bright burst of energy, filled with buoyant bass lines, guitar riffs and infectious vocals.
LÉON’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO “LÉON’S LULLABY”
LÉON unveils the official music video to her soulful song “LÉON’s Lullaby,” filmed in her native Stockholm. The video, as W Magazine beautifully explains, “is abstract, ambient, and moody, comprising solo shots of Léon roaming a rural Swedish landscape. Léon and director Ted Malmros braved rain, thunder, lightning, and curious passersby to gather simple, minimalist scenes of the singer in her natural habitat. But while the backdrop for the video is all rural Sweden, the song itself is a lilting jazz composition intended to evoke mid-century California.”
Arkells Reveal New Video
The video features the band being observed in a collection of unique art installations. When coming up with a video concept for “My Heart’s Always Yours” the band decided to turn to Alyssa Pankiw of the interactive media production company, The Young Astronauts. Max said:
“Making a video for a romantic song is hard. If you’re not careful it’ll quickly turn in to the trailer for A Walk To Remember. We loved (director) Ally’s previous work, and when she pitched a treatment that was more abstract and less on the nose, we were immediately drawn to the idea. There’s a visceral experience about being in an art gallery that I really enjoy. A lot of great art doesn’t serve it right up to you – you have to patiently take it in and then unpack your feelings. That’s what the video offers – it gives me the feels without any trite nods to romantic nostalgia.”
DUSKY SHARE DARK CLUB TRACK ‘SONGS OF PHASE’
Following live sets at Annie Mac’s All Day Raves in London and Birmingham, UK, plus a headline slot at Manchester’s Warehouse Project last Friday, London duo Dusky today drop menacing new track and crowd favorite ‘Songs of Phase.’
Kaskade & deadmau5 Release ‘Beneath With Me’ feat. Skylar Grey
After their storming collaborative success in 2008 with hit single ‘I Remember’ championed electronic music artists Kaskade and deadmau5 join forces once again with their single, ‘Beneath With Me’ feat. Skylar Grey. ‘Beneath With Me’ is available today HERE.
Jordan Rakei shares time-reversed video for stunning album track ‘Rooftop’
Jordan Rakei is today sharing a new video, for his stunning track ‘Rooftop’ – lifted from his acclaimed debut album ‘Cloak’.
SILENT T, “REMEMBER MY NAME”
“Everyone can relate to this track,” says T. “Everybody’s been through the fire and everybody’s been through a fight on the way to achieving success. I want this to inspire people to embrace the entire process, obstacles and all, and spark them to chase what they want.”
Alternative Rock band The Amatory Murder have released a music video “The Deadliest Rose” off of their upcoming album Neurotica, which is set to release this fall. The music video originally premiered on PureGrainAudio , and the track is available for purchase now on Bandcamp.
Four Star Riot Release Music Video For “So Far”
Today, Tampa Bay’s Four Star Riot give us their latest offering, a music video for the single “So Far” from their album Waves.
The “So Far” music video was directed by Lukasz Pytlik and features a camera effect similar to the film Inception and features a possible reference to the game “Life Is Strange.” Pytilk has an impressive background, he directed the music video for Edward Sharpe and Magnificent Zeros single, “Please!”
Sam Feldt & Deepend “Runaways” ft. Teemu
Dutch hitmaker Sam Feldt has teamed up with fellow Dutch duo, Deepend for their latest release, “Runaways” feat. Teemu, out now via Spinnin’ Records.
WALKER LUKENS PREMIERES NEW SONG “THE TOUCH”
Following a hometown support slot for HAIM at Stubbs earlier this week, Lukens and his band The Side Arms will perform at the Austin City Limits Festival tomorrow, October 8th and then head out on the road next week. They’ll play EP release shows in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, TX, on October 13th, 14th, and 15th, respectively, before traveling throughout the east coast from October 25th through November 19th. Walker Lukens & The Side Arms will then travel to the west coast for a run supporting Wild Child from December 1st in Denver, CO through the 14th in San Diego, CA.
Read our post on TheFADER.com here, and listen to the announcement on Beats 1 with Ebro Darden and The FADER’s editor-in-chief Naomi Zeichner here. This month, FADER World Radio is back on Beats 1, delivering a mix of old favorites and crucial new tracks you won’t hear anywhere else. Tune in every Saturday starting October 8th at 11am PT / 2pm ET to catch personal playlists from FADER editors and guest mixes highlighting the best from scenes around the world.
RCA Nashville GRAMMY Award-winner, Miranda Lambert, continues to share details pertaining to first studio album in two years, The Weight Of These Wings, which releases November 18.
The Weight Of These Wings is set to be a double album, consisting of 24 songs. Lambert has given each “disc” its own specific title; Disc 1 will be titled THE NERVE and Disc 2 THE HEART.
About Miranda Lambert: RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert touts five studio albums to her repertoire; Kerosene (2005), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007), Revolution (2009), Four The Record (2011) and Platinum (2014), the latter earning Lambert a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album, in addition to her previous GRAMMY win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.”
As Dallas-based leading death industrial duo, STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES, prepares for the Malignant Records release of their caustic Calm Morbidity full-length at the end of October, a new track from the album has been posted.
Matthew and Me unveil fragile yet triumphant new single ‘Silver’
Matthew and Me release new single ‘Silver’, taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Startpoint’, out on 18th November via Beatnik Creative. Recorded between their home studio and Deep Litter, Startpoint, the EP was produced by Ben Howard and Eliza Shaddad collaborator Chris Bond.
Today, Navy Gangs premiere the final single from their upcoming self-titled EP “Instant Play,” via All Things Go. They’ve also shared their summer tour diary this week on Impose.
Joining the ranks of huge acts like Lady Gaga, Beck and Green Day, Navy Gangs have been named one of Newsweek’s “10 October Albums To Look Forward To.”
The boys will take the stage every week starting October 7th for a month-long residency at Berlin NYC. They’ll celebrate the record release of their self-titled debut EP via No Roads on October 14th.