Today All Things Go premiered “Brutal Dance”, the third single off of Sims upcoming album ‘More Than Ever’ which will be out 11/4 via Doomtree Records. When speaking about the song SIMS said, “I love this beat. I think ICETEP captured some amazing feeling in this one, big rises and falls, sweeping synths, I don’t know, there is just something unique and special about that beat to me. This was the first beat I got for this album, and it was the last song I finished; I wound up turning it in the day before we went to mastering. The song is about immediacy, and that sense of desperation in immediacy. I wrote this in memoriam of some lost friends. Something woke in me when they died. Something fierce and urgent. And I wanted to share that sense of urgency on this song, to share that expression of being relentlessly present and driven to do whatever it is that you want to do.”
Mik – “The Nation”
Mik is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from Italy. From the early days as a child, when he was 12 years old, Mik started writing his own songs and always learning and playing cover songs along the way. He studied guitar, bass and piano while developing his voice as a singer.
Mik trained with various well known Italian songwriters and vocal coaches: Giuseppe Anastasi, Giuseppe Barbera, Piero and Massimo Calabrese, Fulvio Tomaino, Paola Folli, Danila Satragno.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of “Take It on Faith,” the title track—and music video—from the upcoming album by Rossington.
Last night, Save the Children, the leading, independent organization for children in need in the United States and around the world, held its 4th Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala at The Plaza in New York City. The event honored Iman, Athene, Richard Curtis, and Toys “R” Us, and was hosted by Save the Children Artist Ambassador and Trustee Jennifer Garner.
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Mark Eitzel returns with Hey Mr Ferryman in January
Mark Eitzel’s tenth solo album and his first in three years, Hey Mr Ferryman, will be released on January 27.
Today, we are excited to share the first single, “The Last Ten Years.” Eitzel writes: “This song was originally written for American Music Club and was called ‘The Last 5 Years.’ This was inspired by an especially toxic year spent in New York’s Lower East Side. I added five years to make it ten, though 20 years had passed. It would have been a different song if the chorus was ‘I spent the last 20 years trying to waste half an hour.’ I mean, that’s a lot even for me.”
ONE OK ROCK DEBUT “TAKING OFF” OFFICIAL VIDEO
ueled By Ramen group ONE OK ROCK has revealed their new official video for their single “Taking Off.” Produced and directed by Sitcom Soldiers, the video is streaming now on Fueled By Ramen’s Official YouTube Channel. “Taking Off” arrives after the recent announcement of the widely acclaimed Japanese rock band’s signing to Fueled By Ramen. The landmark deal will see ONE OK ROCK releasing their as-yet-untitled new album at the top of 2017. For more information please visit www.ONEOKROCK.com.
Atlantic Records’ latest signing M-City J.r has unveiled the explosive new music video for his latest smash single, “Bitch Bye!” The video premiered yesterday exclusively via World Star Hip Hop.
Love Zombies release video for new single ‘Birthday’
Love Zombies have revealed the video for the new single ‘Birthday’. The track is released on October 28th, and taken from their forthcoming debut album Passionfruit which is due for release early next year.
The video for their power-pop anthem was filmed in Camden on the closing night of their September co-headline tour with The Amorettes. It showcases their explosive live performance which ignites crowds across the country and saw them play two sold-out London dates last month.
Hudson Mohawke Scores ‘Watch_Dogs 2’ Video Game
Ross Birchard aka Hudson Mohawke hasn’t stopped since the release of his album Lantern in June last year. In session around touring the album, he dedicated himself to writing and production on ANOHNI’s Mercury nominated album Hopelessness – taking to the stage to perform the record in key festival slots around his own touring. For the last 4 months we can now reveal that HudMo has also created a complete original soundtrack to Ubisoft’s upcoming open-world game, Watch_Dogs 2. Set in the San Francisco Bay Area, Watch_Dogs 2 invites players to step inside the shoes of brilliant hacker Marcus Holloway on his journey to pull off the Hack of the Century: a crippling shutdown of ctOS 2.0, an invasive technology used by the powerful to silently control everyday citizens. Watch_Dogs 2 and this new Hudson Mohawke work will be released this November.
COGNITIVE: Metal Injection Premieres Deformity Full-Length
This Friday, Garden State-based death metal faction COGNITIVE will unleash their pulverizing Deformity full-length upon the masses. The nine-track offering was captured at Full Force Studio by Joe Cincotta (Suffocation, Internal Bleeding, Dehumanized), mastered at West West Side Studios by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Converge, Black Breath, Mastodon et al), and includes a guest appearance by Misery Index’s Mark Kloeppel.
Hailing the band’s, “perfect mix between brutal, progressive, and chaotic that all melds together into one singular form with only one goal: sheer destruction,” Metal Injection is currently streaming the record before you can buy it!
FIFTH ANNUAL MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK
Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK made its triumphant return to Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 22 & 23, celebrating its fifth year with a sold-out crowd of 50,000 over two days in California’s capital city. With 35 bands on three stages, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK’s genre-spanning lineup was packed with rock and metal legends, newcomers, and rising stars. Fans were treated to a rare U.S. festival performance from Tool on Saturday, an electrifying festival-closing set from Avenged Sevenfold on Sunday, plus Slayer, Korn, Primus, Disturbed, Puscifer, Meshuggah, and many more.
Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK showcased Sacramento’s status as America’s Farm-To-Fork Capital, offering free samples of locally grown fruit to festival attendees throughout the weekend, while those looking for more filling options chose from nearly two dozen food vendors including local favorites Drewski’s Hot Rod Sandwiches, Xochimilco Mexican Restaurant and more. California’s biggest rock festival also featured The Jack Daniel’s Experience, The Music Experience, the Juxtapoz MAKE YOUR MARK interactive graffiti art installation presented by Hellrzzr and Montana, Keep Golf Metal and more to engage fans with all aspects of the rock and roll culture. SiriusXM’s Shannon Gunz interviewed AFTERSHOCK bands backstage for the festival’s Facebook live stream throughout the weekend.
Beat is Exclusively Streaming Max Drummey’s ‘Van Dyke Brown’ in Full
Max Drummey (Formerly of Chester French) is releasing the last of his three album solo series, Van Dyke Brown, on Halloween but you can listen to it in full right this second over at Beat Magazine, along with a track by track description from Max himself.
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Max Drummey is perhaps better known as one half of what was Chester French, but since the duo split ways in 2013 Drummey all but vanished from the music making scene. Now he’s back and making up for lost time by pumping out a trilogy of releases under the name Max.
Noirish East London art-rockers Sonïtus announce debut EP, ‘Kleptocracy’
As harmonic waves of arpeggiated guitar and bass flow across a resolute kick drum and trilling hi-hat, the sensuous opening to Sonïtus’ ‘Alleviate’ is teasingly gentle yet taut with an air of alienation. Singer Russ’s subtle, soul-tinged dismissal of societal norms only increases the tension, before the pressure bursts in a ferocious surge of molten metallic rage, a showstopping alt-rock gut punch to exorcise the frustrations of being restrained by conformity. Rejection of such mores is a theme central to the very existence of rock’n’roll, of course, but rarely have the constraints been kicked aside in such a brutal, uproarious and thrilling fashion. But this is Sonïtus. And this is their time.
Alternative act K.I.D has released their music video for “Errors” – watch HERE.
The video was directed by Nadia Lee Cohen.
“Errors,” produced by Mike Crossey of The 1975, Wolf Alice, Arctic Monkeys and Foals infamy, premiered exclusively on Fader and is now available everywhere.
LINDY VOPNFJORD SHARES NEW SINGLE “THE LEAVES OF AUTUMN”
Canadian/Icelandic songwriter Lindy Vopnfjörd has shared a second track, “The Leaves Of Autumn”, from his new album,Frozen In Time, before its arrival this Friday, October 28 – stream + share via Soundcloud. Of the song’s inspiration, Vopnfjörd stated, “I drove up to a farm in Lanark County, Ontario, at night. Arrived in the dark. The baby woke us up so I took her out into the living room and then she fell asleep again. But then I was awake. So I just started writing down what I was seeing outside.”
UK-bred brother-sister duo THE LUCK release acoustic video for “Holding On”
London-born, indie folk brother-sister duo The Luck is pleased to announce the release of their new live acoustic video of their single, “Holding On,” from their recently released debut EP, True North. The video was filmed in California’s Runyon Canyon and premiered with Songwriting Magazine, who calls the tune “crisp and affecting.”
Siblings Max and Esmay Luck’s shared passion for music permeated their lives from an early age, finding inspiration from the sounds of Fleetwood Mac, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Cranberries. As children, they both sang in choirs and learned to play an array of instruments, including cello, harp, piano, guitar and bass. In 2011, after blending their individual talents and becoming The Luck, the duo captivated crowds at hundreds of shows around the UK and Europe before heading to California to write, record, and perform in 2014. Since arriving in the new sun-soaked surroundings of Los Angeles, the duo have also incorporated the Laurel Canyon acoustic guitar-driven sounds of Joni Mitchell and The Eagles into their music.
New Orleans psychedelic indie rockers Firebug have unleashed a righteous dose of bluesy swamp rock with their intense new single “Sinner.” “Sinner” is the second song from Firebug’s upcoming full-length album, Homeostasis. Co-produced by both founders Juliette Tworsey and Jules Shapiro, Homeostasis is set for a late 2016 release. More information on Homeostasis and Firebug is available on the band’s official website.
Juno Award-nominated, critically acclaimed rapper, singer, songwriter, and visual maverick SonReal debuts the video for his new track “Hot Air Balloon” today on Vevo. Known for his comedic larger-than-life videos which have over 10 million combined views, “Hot Air Balloon” was directed by SonReal’s frequent collaborator Dane Collision.
Mysterious pop trio BRÅVES premieres their impassioned new single “A Toast” via W. Click HERE to listen, we encourage you to share! Additionally, they announce the release of their new EP III (Rostrum Records) TODAY, October 26th.
DEATH VALLEY HIGH Releases New Track “Psalm Bitch”
Alternative goth rockers DEATH VALLEY HIGH have unleashed a third new single from their upcoming album, CVLT [AS FVK], out November 4 via Minus Head Records. Energized and caliginous from note one, “PSALM BITCH” is available for streaming now via Kerrang!
Barbee’s new video “Whoa” is a Reggae infused pop hit produced by Platinum producing duo, Rock City, On the track the guys laced a classic Sister Nancy sample from the track “Bam Bam,” famously heard in the 1998 classic movie Belly.
Visually, “Whoa” is inspired by the classic movie’s “Black Light Scene” which Barbee recreates in her own sexy female way for an alternative version not to be missed. It’s a fun, sexy, party vibe and a great record for the DJs with a Reggea/Pop fusion taking over the club scene.
Today, singer-songwriter, Yuna released the official video for her track “Poor Heart” exclusively via NOISEY. The track comes off of Yuna’s most recent studio album, Chapters, which was released earlier this year – the album includes collaborations with the likes of Usher, DJ Premiere, Jhene Aiko and more. Watch the mind churning, soul searching video here.
The Airborne Toxic Event announced their return earlier this month with performances at El Rey Theatre in their hometown of Los Angeles in 2017. However, this week, The Airborne Toxic Event shifted focus from entertaining America, to asking America, to think about their vote come November 8. Mikel Jollett; The Airborne Toxic Event’s Vocalist/Guitarist and published writer (NPR, London Times, Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s), shared a deeply personal message via Facebook today sharing the song “America” addressing our upcoming choice come Election Day.
New York, NY – Today, buzzing NYC based artist, OnCue premieres the vibey new track “SIP” from his forthcoming EP You Knew All Along with Billboard. “SIP” is a feel good song over a loopy production that showcases OnCue’s undeniable flow and boastful wordplay in which he masters the delivery without sounding too presumptuous. OnCue told Billboard, “Most of the time, the best records happen randomly — and “Sip” happened randomly. I wanted the beat (from producer Brenton Duval and Maki) for months — and when I finally got the green light, it was mine and I wrote to it immediately. It was initially intended for my upcoming Perfectly, Tragically, Flawed project — but after sitting down with all the records we decided it made more sense on You Knew All Along. Since it was originally intended for PTF, Maki added some extra magic to it as well. I’ve been listening to this song every other day since the top of 2016 — it just feels so damn good.”
Anna Meredith debuts video for “The Vapours”
Celebrated UK composer and electronic artist Anna Meredith is excited to share the new music video for “The Vapours”, taken off her debut album Varmints, named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork and released this past March via Moshi Moshi Records. “I wanted to capture the organised chaos of the song by filming each band member individually performing their parts within a white cube and cutting between them as they come in and out of the song, throughout until the big finale,” explains director Ed Warren. “All the lighting and laser work was triggered live as if an on-stage performance in an attempt to mirror the energy and complexity of the song itself.” Anna Meredith is set to embark upon a string of UK and European live shows, including her biggest headline show to date London’s Scala on November 23rd. Upcoming tour dates below.
Ramonda Hammer have shared their new single “Zombie Sweater” with Brooklyn Vegan. “Zombie Sweater” will be available on New Professor Music via Bandcamp and all streaming services on Halloween. The song follows up their critically acclaimed album Whatever That Means which was released this spring. Ramonda Hammer is currently on tour with shows coming up in Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago and have announced a November Residency at the Hi-Hat in Los Angeles. All upcoming shows are listed below.
RÜFÜS DU SOL Release Official Music Video for ‘Innerbloom’
Over the past year live electronic band RÜFÜS DU SOL have hit their stride on the world stage, sharing their acute knack for creating elegant moments of dance floor euphoria with ever increasing numbers of fans across the globe. From the Polo Fields of Coachella, to Red Rocks amphitheatre, to the ocean breezes of their KCRW Twilight show with 35,000 in attendance, RÜFÜS DU SOL have treated countless fans to the pleasures of their sophomore record ‘Bloom’. Now the band return to North America for a Fall Tour that has already yielded a slew of sell out dates in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, D.C, Portland, Denver, Vancouver, and Whistler with more dates selling quickly.
MAD LOVE. – the long awaited new album from Atlantic recording artist JoJo – has made a spectacular chart debut following its first week in release. The album entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #6 while also coming in at #2 on “Digital Albums” and #4 on “Top Current Albums.” MAD LOVE. is available now in stores and at all DSPs and streaming services.
Brooklyn band- ONWE premiere new music video on Bedford & Bowery
David Welles is the new debut LP from ONWE, the Brooklyn post-punk project led by front man David Welles, available November 18 via Seayou Entertainment. Last week, ONWE unveiled the colorful ad inspired music video for their single “In the City,” which premiered with Bedford + Bowery.
Industrial/garage rock quintet Sunndrug will be releasing their debut album Exit Wounds on 10/31, but today they have partnered with The Huffington Post to share the full stream early. The dark and blues-tinged alt-rock offering will be released on Mind Over Matter Records.
“The title ‘Exit Wounds’ was partially inspired by JFK conspiracy readings Chris Raines (drummer) and I have done,” says vocalist Jimmy Reeves. “Chris suggested it and I liked how the ambiguity of what exactly happened and who did what will always kind of be a mystery. It works well in the context of a relationship ending.”
Alternative hard rockers VOODOO TERROR TRIBE have unleashed a brand new live music video for their new track “Lady In The Wall” via New Noise Magazine!
The video is a battle displaying Emay’s ideological development and the conflict of ideas taking over and building off of one another. All decked out in Riot Gear.
Allen Wish teams up with John Dish and Digital Bounze for ‘Star’
Since announcing himself on the clubbing circuit, Colombian DJ and producer Allen Wish’s rise to the top of the EDM ladder has been nothing short of mesmerising since he left his position as a helicopter pilot for his native country’s armed forces. Heavily influenced by major players such as Nicky Romero, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Afrojack, Hardwell, MAKJ, Axwell Λ Ingrosso and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Allen Wish has been busy in the studio creating his very own unique blend of Progressive and Electro flavour, leading to releases on R3sizze Recordings – an achievement many aspiring artists can only dream of accomplishing.
Bloomington, IN’s Busman’s Holiday released their new LP Popular Cycles earlier this month via Joyful Noise Recordings and just wrapped up a string of live dates with Kishi Bashi. Just in time for Halloween, the band is sharing a monster-filled video for album track “Evening Flows,” which you can watch where it premiered with Impose Magazine or via YouTube.
Like their namesake implies, FLOWER GIRL is a celebration of youthful exuberance, tossing up sing-a-long anthems, and heady licks to decorate your path. Led by perennially grinning frontman Nick Morris, this NYC-based five-piece of hard-working chillers revels in an optimist high of contagious energy. With a sound that blends storytelling lyrics, catchy power pop hooks, understated alt-rock noodling, and a steady rhythm section grounded in a country backwoods feel, Flower Girl occupy a musical space all their own. Having accrued a hometown reputation for spreading smiles with raucous and revelatory live performances — featuring somersaults, whip cracks and lots of crowd dancing — these grown-up kids sure know how to start a party.
Almanac Mountain premieres full album ‘Cryptoseismology’ on The Vinyl District
Last week Chris Cote, a.k.a. Almanac Mountain premiered the full stream of his new LP via The Vinyl District who noted “fans of experimental bedroom pop will find plenty to love…the mind of Chris Cote is a strange and wonderful thing to behold.”
Accidental Music Video: Young Dolph – “Trappa”
The last time Young Dolph was in New York, he met up with the Mass Appeal team, taking over Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Manhattan to film an impromptu video. First, Dolph reveals what he considers nearest and dearest to his heart by answering the team’s question about what he would do if he had 24 hours left to live. Then the bass-rattling beat of the Rich Crack Baby standout “Trappa” drops in and Dolph raps under a late summer sun for this impromptu music video. Distinctly different from the strip club-set original version, Dolph shows a rare stripped down version of himself, replacing models and bottles with pigeons and NYC park visions.
It’s been waiting to happen. Beyond the mystical pyramids and the mountains of Mars, Looloo’s silhouette emerges. A demigod born out of intergalactic dust, this exalted creature moves to the music of an epiphany laden with pretzels and Cherry Coke bottles. Its electric guitar-shaped head chants the arrival of a new Golden Age of distortion, an inescapable voyage to the end of the world to reconnect with the beings who brought us intelligence and hard rock. If you could only see it, you would understand…
Alternative pop artist Londun emerges on the scene with his debut “You,” epitomizing chill with its wavy melody and slick, simple beat. Beach town vibes reflect the lyrical search for a happy ending, and the soothing vocals are reminiscent of The Neighborhood’s atmospheric sonics. It’s a promising first release for the Paris-born and Philly-raised, Londun.