Windy City-based death doom dealers COKEGOAT will self-release their anticipated Drugs And Animals full-length on wax late next month. In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is offering up the corrosive sounds of third album cut, “Winter Of Fear,” for public inebriation.
Elaborates the band, “‘Winter Of Fear’ was written after a most traumatic birthing experience. When we scream about pain in this song, we mean it. If you’re getting chills at any point during this track, it’s because making life is a disgusting, gooey, bloody, mess. Just like being in COKEGOAT.”
Legendary artist and activist, Joan Baez, has been nominated as part of the class of 2017 for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Baez’s career has spanned over 50 years during which she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspired Vaclav Havel to fight for a Czech Republic, and continues to this day to stand passionately on behalf of causes she embraces. She is the recipient of many honors including the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience award. Her early albums introduced songs, which found their way into the rock vernacular including “House Of the Rising Sun” (the Animals), “John Riley” (the Byrds), and “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” (Led Zeppelin).
Myspace has premiered “Secret Preference” the new video from Wet Leather. When discussing the video bassist/director Dema Paxton Fofang had this to say, “”My inspiration for the video came from just going down vast YouTube video holes and finding these channels that were pretty clearly fetishistic but also rather wholesome and with a sense of self-aware fun, like they built these little communities of people who got off on and appreciated their vids, and that’s cool and great and I’m happy for them. I wanted to channel that vibe into a music video and found a premise that doubled as a tasty lunch.”
Deep Sea Diver shares “Wide Awake” music video via Hello Giggles
Seattle-based indie-pop band Deep Sea Diver have shared “Wide Awake,” the second music video from their recent sophomore album Secrets, which premiered today via Hello Giggles. The video is a beautifully shot live performance of the song, spotlighting the band’s high energy live shows – they have a couple tour dates coming up.
Paul Metsa Unearths Anti-Trump “Walkin’ In A Woman’s World”
“Walkin’ In A Woman’s World” was inspired by and written to honor a teenage family friend, Carin Streufert, who was horrifically abducted, raped and murdered in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1991.
Metsa debuted the song at a sold out Guthrie Theater show Jan. 31, 1994 and also played it at Million Mom March in Washington, DC in 1999.
Garlands “The Ratio”
Garlands is a newgaze / dream-pop band from Oakland, CA, founded by Lisa Light (The Lovemakers, El Elle) and Mikael Johnston (Mephisto Odyssey, Dresden & Johnston). Their self-titled debut LP drops October 25th, with a record release party October 27th at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco with Halou and N. Lannon. Evocative female vocals, analog synths, and washed out guitar lines define the sound of this dreamy melody-driven album.
After making the rounds on LA’s KROQ radio station and climbing up the iTunes charts, Cisco Adler’s new single “Don’t Kill My Buzz…” is back with a brand new music video directed by Brennan Peirson. Check out the video below or head over to Billboard Magazine to see the full writeup. Enjoy!
Little Wise has today announced the new single Don’t Hurry Back, a delicate, narrative-based tune, out October 28. Accompanying Don’t Hurry Back is a visually stunning clip that celebrates the beauty and the grit of rural Australia, directed by Agostino Soldati (Liz Stringer, Saint Jude, Sal Kimber). Don’t Hurry Back is the second single to be lifted from Little Wise’s debut album, the first single Under Water was released in August and will also feature on the full length Silver Birch, out November 11. To celebrate Little Wise will be hitting the road with her band in November and December on a massive national tour, kicking off in Byron Bay on November 11, then moving through Fingal Head, Brisbane, Alexandra Headland, Nambucca Heads, Sydney, Canberra, Seymour, Melbourne, Deans Marsh, Adelaide, Margate and wrapping up in Mayberry in Tasmania on December 11.
Following the recent release of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s score for the film Nagasaki: Memories of My Son, Milan Records will be releasing the deluxe vinyl reissue of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence on Friday, October 21st. The 1983 World War II Nagisa Ôshima film starring David Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto, with an incredible score by Sakamoto himself — is getting the deluxe vinyl reissue treatment as a part of the Nicolas Winding Refn Presents series. The incredible score is streaming in full now at FACT ahead of its release on Friday, and you can listen to it on Soundcloud.
Jessica Rhodes to play ahead of Justin Bieber
Fresh from supporting chart-topping British rap group WSTRN at Stamford Bridge, future Soul-Pop Icon Jessica Rhodes releases the stunning new single “These Four Walls”, out Friday 2nd December 2016.
“These Four Walls”, the beautiful second single from the stunning singer and pianist Jessica Rhodes showcases her unique blend of soul and pop which has already seen her billed alongside the likes of Florence And The Machine, Maroon 5 and Iggy Azelia. The harrowing new track is inspired by the story of a close friend who was wrongly convicted, spending the last 3 years in prison.
Taken from Rhodes’ forthcoming EP released later this year, the effortlessly powerful second single “These Four Walls” follows the satisfyingly honest soul-pop anthem, “Who You Are”, announcing the arrival of Jessica Rhodes as a future sensation.
The music video finds Sir delivering a powerful message of faith and being true to one’s community and history. Sir uses the music and accompanying video as a bridge for building a stronger sense of community for African-Americans, especially as it relates to economics. Just as every major community has a self-sustaining Chinatown, Sir believes that African-American neighborhoods too can work toward creating their own self-sustaining communities. This message of hope and harmony is reflected in the video, lyrical theme and artwork for “What We Got.” Ultimately, “What We Got,” is really about taking pride and ownership for one’s own community.
Swedish duo Death Team “MESSED UP”
Death Team first rose to prominence last year with their debut single ‘Fucking Bitches In The Hood’, which topped the iTunes Chart in Sweden and again had big international praise from the likes of Noisey, Perez Hilton, SPIN Magazine (who included them in their top picks for 2015).
No Small Children is proud to announce new dates to their Hold Tight, I’m Flying Tour. The No Small Children Hold Tight, I’m Flying Tour has added new dates and shows in major cities including Denver, CO, San Diego, CA and San Francisco, CA.
Fans will have the opportunity to see No Small Children’s Lisa Pimentel (guitar and vocals), Joanie Pimentel (bass and vocals), and Nicola Berlinsky (drums) on tour performing live with their LP Hold Tight, I’m Flying featuring “Big Steps” to “Never that Far” and other standout, energetic songs. Their third album Hold Tight, I’m Flying is produced by Lisa Pimentel and mixed by the legendary Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath, Anvil, and Filter). Hold Tight, I’m Flying boasts a fresh collection of rock and infused pop punk songs. No Small Children will also be performing their popular breakout single and smash hit cover of the “Ghostbusters” song by Ray Parker that is featured as the theme music to the remake of the Ghostbusters movie and the cover is released on RCA.
Toronto experimental band New Fries announce mini-LP ‘More,’ out November 25 via Telephone Explosion. Stream the release’s first single “Mary Poppins’ Pockets” over at The FADER.
New Fries was formed by Tim Fagan, Jenny Gitman, and Anni Spadafora in Summer 2012 and was later joined by Ryan Carley in Fall 2014. A mix of seasoned musicians, visual and performance artists, the band was built from a spirit of discovery, not concerned with creating a particular sound or relying on a formal musicianship. The alchemy of its members’ experiences is best felt at a live show from the band’s performative dynamics and simple but insistent sound.
dick clark productions and ABC announced today that singer, songwriter, producer and musician Bruno Mars will open the “2016 American Music Awards.” The “2016 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
This marks Bruno Mars’ first performance on the American Music Awards stage. In 2011, he took home the trophy for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, and has been nominated seven times throughout his career.
Mars recently released his brand new single “24K Magic,” which debuted this week at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Mars’ highest debut to date and his 13th Hot 100 Top 10. Mars is set to release his highly-anticipated third album 24K Magic on November 18th.
Brooklyn by way of New Zealand quintet Streets of Laredo is pleased to release their David Lynchian video for “Trap For Young Players,” directed by Rolland Ellis – Rolling Stone Australia premiered the video HERE.
“Trap For Young Players” is a new track off the band’s sophomore album Wild, produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.), which comes out this Friday, October 21 via Dine Alone Records.
White Laces are a band from Richmond, VA. The cassette reissue Sick of Summer combines the band’s first self-titled EP from 2011 with various vinyl-only tracks released before the band’s first proper LP, Moves. All the tracks have been remastered and serve as a reminder of when the band were so loud they were banned from venues due to sheer volume.
Platinum-selling Maryland hard rock icons, KIX will release CAN’T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX, a two-disc DVD/CD set, October 21, 2016 on Loud & Proud Records. The 71-minute film is an in-depth look into KIX’s decision to record their first new album, 2014’s Rock Your Face Off, in almost 20 years. Today, Ultimate Classic Rock is premiering a live performance of “Love Me With Your Top Down” recorded for the DVD.
Mark Sultan Premieres “Now You’re Gone” On Earmilk
Today, Mark Sultan shared “Now You’re Gone” via Earmilk, the second single off his upcoming ‘BBQ’ LP set to release November 25th via In The Red.
The Man With The Golden Voice is back again. Sultan started with the 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.
“Killing A Little Time,” one of three new David Bowie original tracks included on the Lazarus Cast Album has premiered on DavidBowie.com.
Set for release this Friday, October 21 on ISO/Columbia Records, the Lazarus Cast Album features interpretations of classics from the Bowie canon as performed by the cast and house band of the acclaimed off Broadway production.
Exclusive to the album are three final David Bowie studio recordings. Co-produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti and recorded with Donny McCaslin and his quartet (the same band that played on Bowie’s ? album), these songs —”Killing A Little Time,” “No Plan,” and “When I Met You” — bring completely new dimensions to their Lazarus cast counterparts. The original ? version of “Lazarus” is also included on the cast album.
Mansell Disconnect on New Indie Single “A Note 2 Myself”
The Atlanta-based trio, Mansell has released a new single from their debut LP Mantra, available on November 11th. The simmering track “A Note 2 Myself” premiered with Substream Magazine and its lyrics relate to the feeling of wanting to disconnect from the world to the point where you start to drift into isolation.
“This is just a song for daydreaming,” says vocalist/guitarist Holden Fincher. “It’s sort of a running joke about how vague or in my head I can be and this is sort of musically and lyrically narrating the act of that. The ending lyrics represent the disconnect within yourself or your world that often leads to the desire to escape or drift. That drift becomes isolation as time passes leaving you wishing to attach more with your heart and other people more than with your mind over analyzing every part of itself.”
Charlie Johns Premieres “Miss Someone” Video via Fame Magazine
Charlie Johns is a singer-songwriter based in Lincoln. He has been in various bands since he was 16, supporting the likes of Adam Green, Idlewild, British Sea Power, The Magic Numbers and Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Johns has spent most of the last 5 years collaborating with Robert Telezynski (film-maker and singer-songwriter) in the musical project Aspen Sails signing to British Indie label Alcopop in 2010 playing with the likes of Fightstar and Slow Club.
ONESIE Drop Single “Ballad Of The Boomerang”
The quirky quartet Onesie isn’t quitting quite yet. After the successes of the recent music video for single, “Ballad Of The Boomerang”, the boys have now released the track to the public. “Ballad of the Boomerang” fuses the lush stratocaster sparkle you would find on a Big Star record to a modern, propulsive beat. Lyrically the song meanders down a path that brings to mind the more wistful 1990s touchstones (Malkmus or Pollard) with pieces of duct-taped together poetry happily mingling alongside one another; “Vegas curtains keep the sunlight out, and interruptions to a minimum, but there’s so many zip codes I wanna get myself into, before I’m through”. It’s all over in under three minutes, but it’s a mission statement that rings in your head after the first listen.
Rejjie Snow debuts new track: “Pink Beetle”
Today, Rejjie Snow releases his new track, Pink Beetle which was hand selected by BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac as her ‘Hottest Record in the World.’ The track was produced by Rahki (Kendrick Lamar), who is currently working with Snow on his debut album, which will be available via 300 Entertainment (Fetty Wap, Young Thug). The track is his second on the label, following the release of D.R.U.G.S, which received hype from the likes of Billboard, XXL Mag, FADER, Dazed, i-D and was added into rotation on Beats 1 by Zane Lowe as a Breaking Record.
Anglo-Norwegian singer Sasha Siem’s second LP ‘Bird Burning’ is a heart-shaking song cycle of avant-pop. Recorded at the Greenhouse studios in Iceland with Valgeir Sigurðsson (Björk, Feist, Sigur Rós, Ben Frost) it explores the evolution of an intense relationship. This love-story is transmuted into music by means of rich neo-classical instrumentation and a coherent poetic vision inspired by her apprenticeship with a Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Jorie Graham.
Astronauts of Antiquity Release Rousing Music Video for “Future Back!”
Rising indie group, Astronauts of Antiquity released their stirring music video to their latest single, “Future Back” on the band’s Youtube and Facebook accounts on October 18, 2016. The music video had an exclusive world premiere on The Music News Site October 14-17.
“Future Back” is the second single off of AOA’s upcoming Beyond the Maze EP. In their second release, Astronauts of Antiquity reassures the audience that their stimulating electro-pop tracks are not only intended to make you move but shake you up and make you think. Sonic wizard, Ivica sends listeners on a galactic journey through his glitchy fizzes and electronic sequences that seamlessly blend with B.Rhyan’s funky guitar grooves and India’s powerhouse vocals. India continues to entice AOA’s audience with her compelling verses that achingly long for a future of harmony — a future that terminates the harmful foundations of corrupt leaders who are destroying our planet and collective well-being.
Watch The New Music Video For “Late Night Swim” From Fossil Youth
Stoked to have Substream Magazine premiering the new music video for Late Night Swim from Fossil Youth’s upcoming album A Glimpse Of Self Joy.
“Late Night Swim is where anxiety meets your worst fears, says singer/guitarist Scottie Noonan. “Although things may be going exactly the way you wish for them to, you find yourself questioning everything along the way, looking for anything that could be wrong in the bliss, and inadvertently ruining what you worked so hard for.”
FRANCES RELEASES NEW SONG “UNDER OUR FEET”
“Under Our Feet” is the newest song to be released from Frances’ recently announced debut album, Things I’ve Never Said, which is due for release in early 2017 via Capitol Records. The song follows her wildly popular singles “Let It Out,” “Don’t Worry About Me,” and “Say It Again.”
Singer/rapper Jon Waltz is an artist who exists outside of the hype cycle, avoiding the industry pressure to release as much music as possible, only dropping new music when it meets his high standards. Blessed with equally impressive ability as a singer and a rapper, Jon Waltz’ distinctive style won him a legion of devoted fans all over the country. Premiered today by Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show and the FADER, Waltz returns with “Riot,” his first new release in seven months. An inventive track with a unique song structure, “Riot” features a brilliant chorus, several infectious bridges, and poignant lyrics.
Paul & The Tall Trees will release Our Love In The Light this Friday via Big Crown Records and IMPOSE has the exclusive premiere of the full album stream. “The ten tracks span gentle, lyrical numbers to soulful songs with full-throated vocals by Paul Schalda,” IMPOSE commends.
TaxiWars (ft. Tom Barman of dEUS) stream new track
The taxi has been making the rounds for over a year now, and it’s got the smell to prove it: an odd mixture of coffee breath, leftover Indian takeout, and a few empty cans of cheap lager under the passenger’s seat. That, and a smashing Pharoah Sanders album on repeat.
Ever since their debut album came out, TaxiWars has done dozens of shows across Europe, performing in everything from intimate clubs to jazz festivals and big scale rock gatherings. “Very soon I was convinced that this could be a working band,” vocalist Tom Barman said during the recording of their second album, FEVER. “We bonded very quickly, these guys are great musicians – obviously – and I like the our work ethic: we can make a record without losing two years of our lives. The clubs and jazz fests have been great, but we feel most at home at seriously alternative rock festivals. Places where you hardly know anyone on the roster, but where you can hear smouldering, bubbling music wherever you go.”
SLUGGERS flip Sunshine State vibes like a photonegative, crafting some of this year’s deepest, dankest dance records in the process. Their hit Fool’s Gold Clubhouse single “Courtesy / HYPR” earned them support from big dogs like A-Trak, Diplo and Skrillex and standout slots at Ultra, EDC and other global dance festivals. But Anthem (out 10/28) is the anonymous crew’s heaviest mission statement to date, a five-track love letter to bass in all its forms. From the skull-rattling title track to the sinister, droning vibes of “Doses,” MIA nightlife has never sounded so wonderfully dark.
Happy Pop Family is the latest offering from Monomyth, Canada’s leading purveyors of mid-fi anthemic bedroom pop. Recorded in February of 2015 with Mike Wright (Each Other) at Montreal’s infamous Drones Club, the album has tweaked and refined the sonic palette of their 2014 debut Saturnalia Regalia. The resulting batch of songs is imbued with an almost Blake-ian wonder, delicately balancing like Charlie Chaplin on a taut guitar cable between innocence and experience.
“At the time I was really interested in the idea of liminal spaces,” explains Josh Salter. “I felt like my entire city was full of holes and I kept falling into them.”
Monster Rally shares “Full Sail” via XLR8R
When the beach party film revival arrives, Ted Feighan (aka Monster Rally) will be the Ennio Morricone of its resurgence. ‘Mystery Cove,’ the forthcoming Monster Rally album, is a soundtrack to an imaginary movie both fit for the vaults of TMC and primed for a grindhouse exploitation flick screening. Mystery Cove contains a narrative arc of young lovers on an island getaway. As the grooves spin, Monster Rally reveals a cabalistic presence in the jungle that leads them on an adventure of surf competitions (“The Big Surf”), voodoo terror (“Tourismo”), and plenty of slushy cocktails (“After Hours”). The occult meets the salt-rimmed rum mix on Mystery Cove.
OKEY DOKEY (MEMBERS OF SOL CAT, THE WEEKS, ETC.) ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM
You can’t fully appreciate the long history of recorded music without taking the time to look at the breakups. Whether it’s for good or for the season, Okey Dokey is the product of that natural reformation that occurs when musicians part ways. Fronted by visual artist Aaron Martin and The Weeks’ guitarist Johny Fisher, these two former band mates made the rare decision to revisit creating music together in Fisher’s small cabin about 20 miles outside of Nashville, TN. What occurred was a well blended mix of everything they loved about classic Motown combined with a dash of their psychedelic storytelling roots. With the record and touring band including a revolving group of musicians from bands such as Wild Child, The Weeks, Rayland Baxter Band, Morning Teleportation, Bully and Sol Cat, their upcoming debut album Love You, Mean It has a little bit of treasure for every type of listener.
UK’s Rising R&B Singer’s New Song “Chill Out”
Delivering the honesty of rap music, with her unique blend of soul and R&B spirit, RAY BLK returns with her new single ‘Chill Out’, lifted from her upcoming self released project ‘Durt’.
“Today, NYC-based act Parlour Tricks is hitting us with an infectious track that sounds like a sonic fusion of HAIM and Lucius. A.K.A. the most perfect musical combination. It’s a cut off of their new EP which is set to drop earlier this month.”
Directly following the release of their phenomenal, hit-filled 20 year retrospective, A Place For Us To Dream, Placebo’s Brian Molko chatted with Noisey and ranked the band’s entire catalog, according to his own personal preference.
Louisville-based black metal brigade ANAGNORISIS will this week unveil their intense third full-length, the conceptual Peripeteia, through an alliance of labels including Vendetta Records, Yehonala Tapes, and Like Young Records.
Jay Burna – “Change The Game” Video
Recently, Vibe.com posted Jay Burna as one of the 30 artist from Florida you need to hear. Today, he returns with visuals to his latest single “Change The Game” produced by Honorable Cnote. The video is directed by Byzzi Media & Jay Burna himself. Enjoy!
Brooklyn Vegan has premiered “All The Kids” the first single off of his debut album out 11/11 via Totally Gross National Product. When talking about the track Bierden had this to say, “Music activates memory, the repetition of it can become a way of preservation. I made a promise to myself when I was young that I would not forget how intensely I was able experience the world. This song is an attempt to make and preserve a little picture of that time and place when everything burned a little brighter. It also describes the inevitable act of letting go. But time does not diminish, it only makes anew.”
Stream LACEI’s Dynamic EP
With driving synths and emotive lyrics, LACEI delivers a compelling debut on its EP, 11:11. Releasing this Friday, October 21st, the EP highlights the duo’s signature blend of electronic and pop elements. The EP features the single “Cold Moon”, along with three additional original tracks: “Right Here,” “Somewhere Beyond The Stars Pt. 1”, and the next single “Sufferer”. This new single “tones down the pace a bit, bringing in more of an emotional appeal ” says The Music Ninja.