Alta Music Festival is proud to announce its #RockNRefill partnership with REVERB and Nalgene in efforts to create an environmentally conscious event on October 15th at Avila Beach Resort. Artists for the debut event include Iration, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Collie Buddz, Unified Highway, and Wheeland Brothers.
In an effort to eliminate single-use plastic waste, the Alta Music Festival has partnered with the environmental non-profit REVERB and their #RockNRefill program. Dan Sheehan, festival producer, states, “Through this program, we strive to be a successful green and forward-thinking festival that makes the right choices not only with our music lineup and experience, but also with the way we can sustain our environment by making conscious choices from our water programs to our commitment to the California Condors.” Every ticket will include a $5 fee that will not only go toward single-use plastic free solutions, but will also provide every ticket holder with a custom 32oz Alta Music Festival NALGENE bottle. Free filtered water stations will be provided on site for all fans to use at the festival.
Portland-based guitar-pop group Sinless formed in 2015. Fronted by Pittsburgh native Cor Allen, the group released their debut record Ethereality, a 4 song EP that showcased the young band’s propensity for mining the best of early ’90s 4AD, brit-pop and Madchester sounds.
Where the Ethereality EP was a full band effort, Sinless’s forthcoming EP Melodie is primarily a solo effort by Allen. Recorded entirely in his bedroom, Melodie further explores the rhythmic textures of British alternative music at the dawn of the 1990s.
Roadrunner recording group, The Amity Affliction, have debuted the official video for their latest single “All F*cked Up,” from their new album THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK. The video, which was directed by the band’s frontman Joel Birch along with Ryan Mackfall, is streaming now on at www.theamityaffliction.net.
The first single from LAMENT CITYSCAPE and THEOLOGIAN’s collaborative Soft Tissue full-length, “Inevitability” has been made available through an exclusive stream at Decibel Magazine.
Soft Tissue is a collaborative album conceived by brooding Oakland-based “larva rock” project LAMENT CITYSCAPE, and New York “blackened synth-death” act THEOLOGIAN, compositing industrial degeneracy and post-metal heft to create a thoroughly oppressive, and immersive, sonic experience. The album was produced and mixed by Mike McClatchey at Underland Studios, with supplemental production by Lee Bartow at Abandon All Hope, and mastered by James Plotkin.
“Cookin” Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana ft RySoValid
Fat Joe is one of the world’s most influential Rap artists. He has sold over 2.5 million albums, while masterminding chart topping hits and discovering hot new artists. The Bronx, NY native continues to break music industry barriers as a multi platinum selling Latino artist. Fat Joe’s fame resonates throughout the USA and even more overseas where love for his music and Hip-hop itself is growing tremendously. The recent J.O.S.E 2 listening session at Platinum Sound Recording Studios in NYC drew press and fans from the United Kingdom and Russia.
SEEKAE SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘TURBINE BLUE’
Australian electronic trio Seekae today release the video for their striking new single ‘Turbine Blue’.
Directed by Kris Moyes, the video follows seven figures along the canals of Sixth Street. This was the last video to be shot under the iconic bridge, made famous by classic films such as Grease and Terminator 2, before it was officially closed and demolished.
Born in Glasgow, Kevin McGuire may be Scotland’s answer to the Country music wave currently sweeping the UK.
Beginning his career at the age of 17, Kevin quickly went on to perform in top venues including King Tuts, the o2 Academy, ABC and The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Over the last few years, Kevin has managed to build up a following across parts of the UK from supporting artists ranging from the likes of Union J to Deacon Blue. Perhaps this says a lot about Kevin’s music, appealing to many age-groups and styles.
Coming Home is the latest studio output from Swedish metallers PAIN, led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Lindemann). The record was released last month via Nuclear Blast. This week, the band is pleased to unleash a brand new lyric video for the track “Designed To Piss You Off.”
Sian Cross Shares New Single After Critical Acclaim
Sian Cross stunned listeners with her recent single Tell Anybody. Praised by critics and fans alike, it was made Track Of The Day on Clash, whilst reviewers praised her honest songwriting and exquisite vocals.
During On and On, her character fights for survival on the strip club stage, outwardly dominant but inwardly vulnerable. Her hypnotic vocals switch effortlessly from whisper to yell, against a sonically adventurous backdrop of startling synths and stuttering rhythms. It’s like Banks’ vocals married with FKA Twigs productions. Every listen reveals new layers. Sian will be heading out on tour in November with some talented artists, including a support slot for American artist Mishka Shubaly.
Maria Usbeck share “Jungla Inquieta (Jensen Sportag Remix)”
“Maria’s Jungla inquieta has this wonderful meditative tropicality, like a solitary being contemplating morning in a very young village. Our vision was to present the same setting a few generations removed; still paradisiac but pensive after the advent of magazines, ecotourism, and its burgeoning night life.” Austin (Jensen Sportag)
Anna of the North Shares Acoustic Video of ‘Us’
Oslo based duo Anna of the North unveil a new take on their latest single “Us” – a self-recorded visual accompaniment to a delicate, acoustic rendition of the original, which has been streamed over 2 million times.
Sam Pitch presents ‘Mojave EP’
Already firmly established in Deep House circles and armed with an impressive roster of artists including John Randle, Javi Xavier and Boot Slap, UK’s Proud Runs Deep label’s latest release comes from Bristol DJ/producer, Sam Pitch, who returns for the first time since his remix of Danny Kissane’s ‘Crazy’ back in March. A relative new-comer he may be but it’s clear Proud Runs Deep think very highly of his abilities when it comes to nailing the perfect sound for clubbers to get down to on a packed and sweaty dance floor. And with good reason.
Brooklyn garage trio Del Caesar share “Lie To Me”
“Lie To Me” follows on the heels of EP 2’s critically-acclaimed jangly first single “Like They Always Say” (SoundCloud), both of which are representative of the effort at large, which itself follows the band’s stellar self-titled debut (Spotify). Del Caesar is comprised of frontman/songwriter/guitarist Aaron Lloyd Barr, who doubles as a visual artist by day, along with Eric Arikian (Let’s Be Loveless) on bass, and Ben Reynolds (Slang King) on drums.
Grammy Award®-winning multiplatinum artist and trendsetter KID CUDI debuts the visual for his latest song “Frequency” via Republic Records/Wicked Awesome Records today.
New P3CULIAR song “Acapulco”
“Acapulco” is a track was inspired by a legendary nightclub called Baby’O — Quién magazine wrote a great article [in Spanish] about the venue last year — along with classic mirrey culture (preppy, upper crust Mexicans). It’s a funky, upbeat synthpop tune.
All Things Go has shared “Extended Dance Mix”, Fujiya and Miyagi’s newest single off their upcoming EP “2”. When talking about “Extended Dance Mix” lead singer David Best said,”Extended Dance Mix” maps out the route from the very beginning of the group to the present day, passing through fleeting triumphs and more than the occasional failure and frustration. I like to think of it as an internal monologue fed externally through the speakers of an imaginary existential discotheque.”
Lodato unleashes ‘Older’ with Joseph Duveen
Since he exploded onto the Dance music scene, things have only been on a rapid rise for American DJ and producer Lodato – it won’t be long before he is joining A-List stars at the top of the EDM ladder. Based in New York, the multitalented artist is the mastermind behind the hit record ‘LMSYH’, which was released on Laidback Luke’s Ones To Watch (Mixmash) imprint as well as officially remixing Vicetone’s Main Room banger ‘Stars’ for Armada Music – colossal achievements for any calibre of artist.
“I say it all the time, I love the fact that music can truly mean completely different things to the different people that listen to it,” says Emily,”and I think “Reigns (every night)” is one of those songs that you could hear playing in the background and not think twice about its intention, and just enjoy it, or at second listen, you find out that a little bit something else is going on.”
LUST FOR YOUTH SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “TOKYO”
With their new album ‘Compassion’ out now via Sacred Bones, Copenhagen trio Lust For Youth are sharing their new video ‘Tokyo’, from the record.
Metal group Athanasia have released an official music video for their track “Spoils Of War” off of their upcoming album The Order of the Silver Compass. The music video originally premiered on Revolver Magazine. “Spoils Of War” was directed by Matt Zane and shot in Burbank, California.
In less than one month, SUPERJOINT will unleash the punishing wares of their Caught Up In The Gears Of Application full-length. Captured at Nodferatu’s Lair, the eleven-track offering marks the band’s first new output since 2003’s critically-lauded Lethal Dose Of American Hatred. Produced by SUPERJOINT co-founder Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.) and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application remains true to SUPERJOINT’s original strategy: to spew forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and unrelenting, hostile, New Orleans-style angst.
After surprising fans around the world with the early release of his highly anticipated album, Atrocity Exhibition, Danny Brown today has shared the video for the critically acclaimed Evian Christ-produced single “Pneumonia”, premiering first today on Thrasher.
IAMX Premieres Video For “The Void”
On the heels of his latest mini-album release “Everything is Burning (Metanoia Addendum)”, IAMX frontman Chris Corner steps into the limelight on the video for the lead single, “The Void”. Self-directed by Corner himself, “The Void” conveys an uplifting and positive message, looking forward to the future with optimism.
His Clancyness stream new album “Isolation Culture”
His Clancyness’ sophomore album and follow-up to Vicious, their debut on England’s seminal FatCat Records. Vicious saw the band blaze a relentless trail across Europe and the US, hitting well over 150 cities across multiple tours before setting their sites on writing LP number 2.
Aaron Camper “Guns and Roses”
Multi-talented singer/songwriter Aaron Camper is excited to release his brand new single “Guns & Roses” from his highly anticipated project “Blow,” set to be released this fall. The smooth vibrant love song showcases Aaron’s amazing artistry as he continues to carve out his own unique lane in music.
On Tuesday, THE NEAL MORSE BAND—singer/guitarist/keyboardist Neal Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Randy George, keyboardist Bill Hubauer and guitarist Eric Gillette–released the video for “City of Destruction” from their highly anticipated THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM album, which is due out November 11 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/SONY. This will be the eighth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the second as a true collaboration with this current lineup.
ONA Premieres Video For “Open My Hips”
“The track is beautifully orchestrated, featuring melodic piano lines, ferocious crashing high-hat drums, and most notably Ona’s gorgeous, breathy alto vocals which have drawn comparisons to alt-rock darlings like Mazzy Star (though I would lean more toward shoegaze ladies like Rachel Goswell from Slowdive or Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser.)” – AudioFemme
September has been an impressive month for LA/NY-based Bobby Nourmand, after being dubbed one of the ‘Hottest New Artists’ from both DJMag and Mixmag in their September issues. That’s not why we’re here though – We’re here for ‘D E E P in NY.’ After seeing a heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s Chill Station, an impressive showing in Hype Machine’s popular charts, and widespread tastemaker support, “D E E P” received an unexpected, yet proper Big Apple twist.
Drawn to Bobby Nourmand’s haunting melodies, deep-as-the-Atlantic basslines, and meticulously layered soundscapes, GoodMorning and DOC, two New York-based rappers, added another layer to an already stellar track. Bringing in a fresh perspective with a catchy-as-hell hook and some absolutely fire bars, these two showcase an end result that’s worthy of cracking a fresh pair of Jordan’s out the box, rocking a pair of dark shades, & getting too-lit-for-your-own-good in the VIP. There might be, just a few more parties, from New York to LA. With Bobby’s long-standing roots in NYC, and his lifelong affinity with the culture of hip-hop, this unlikely-at-first collaboration ended up being a perfect match. All that’s left to do is head out and get fucked up, for no reason.
Barclay Crenshaw Releases “Sleepy Kids”
Shedding his usual house music alias “Claude VonStroke,” Barclay Crenshaw debuts his real name and delivers “Sleepy Kids”, an understated story of alien abduction told through gorgeous keys and sublime chord changes. Ancient symbols and signs help to unveil a brand new side of this seasoned music producer at an entirely different speed. “Sleepy Kids” is a prelude to the full project coming out this January, alongside more incredible cryptic and coded artwork.
Soul-infused, singer-songwriter Bobby Bazini shares the video for his latest single “C’est La Vie” from his forthcoming release, Summer Is Gone. The album is scheduled for release on November 11 via Interscope Records. This is Bazini’s third release and second for the US.
Jenna Torres “Heart On Wheels”
New York City Country-rock siren, Jenna Torres, re-emerges with her hot new single, “Heart on Wheels,” from her highly anticipated new album, Wild Sugar, due out February 17, 2017. Wild Sugar is the follow-up release to Jenna’s critically acclaimed album, A Woman’s Touch, which spawned her hit single, “.22.” Her accompanying “.22” video remained in the #1 spot on the Artist Charts on the premier country music video network, Yallwire, for over six months. The single “Heart On Wheels” recently premiered on Maverick Magazine and is out October 14th on iTunes and all other digital music sites.
“‘The Fiscal Year’ is song about divorce,” explains Slow Bullet mastermind Sam DeBurgh. “It revolves around a couple falling out of love and beginning to look at their relationship through a self-interested lens, almost like a business with a profit motive. The narrator is looking back over the past few years of his marriage and finding that, although he feigns love for his spouse, he feels he could get a better ‘profit’ elsewhere.”
Maradeen Release New Single ‘Like A River’
Maradeen release their new single today, entitled ‘Like A River.’ The song is from their forthcoming album, Above The Horizon out on October 21st. The set seamlessly blends pop hooks with masterful musicianship and southern rock flair with each song telling a story.
Guitarist and Vocalist Thomas Galloway penned ‘Like A River’ and explains the origin: “When I get the chance, I love to go up to my cabin in North Georgia and write music, it’s a small rustic area in the mountains overlooking the Cartecay River so there are several songs that have been influenced by the feel and scenery of that place. ‘Like A River’ is one of those songs. It touches on trust, the gratefulness of being loved, and how that feeling can flow over and through you like rushing water.”
MINIHORSE SHARES “DRINK YOU DRY” VIDEO
Gold Flake Paint has debuted Minihorse’s new video for “Drink You Dry”, which will be released on their new EP ‘Big Lack’ out 11/11 via Friendship Fever. It’s the band’s second single to premiere follwing “Blueblack” which debuted earlier in the month on Brooklyn Vegan. Check out the band when they hit the road this fall. Tour dates below!
SABATON Releases New Digital Single for “In The Army Now”
Heavy metal heroes SABATON released their new record entitled The Last Stand, on August 19 through Nuclear Blast and have entered charts in 18 countries, as well as the world charts at a fantastic #6.
Atlantic Records has announced Sage The Gemini as the newest member of its history-making roster. Sage’s partnership includes a deal to release all solo records through his Global Gemini label.
Stranger Stranger ‘Nation’
Following the success of their debut single Sometimes, which drew critical acclaim from CLASH to BBC Introducing, Stranger Stranger return with second single Nation.