The endlessly intriguing Marika Hackman announces “Wonderland” – a Christmas EP coming out 2nd December.
“Wonderland” sees Marika deliver an undeniable new Alt.Christmas classic in “Driving Under Stars” balanced by the typically dark “Paper Crown” reflecting the other side of the season. A choral introduction gives way to woozily haunted original arrangements of “In the Bleak Midwinter” and the definitive recorded rendition of her lauded take on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” before the soaked pudding is set alight by “Winter Wonderland”.
“Wonderland” offers itself as a cerebral and emotionally compelling Christmas gift to be enjoyed by festive fanatics and Scrooges all around the world.
Listen to Woolfish´s new single “Hands Down”
After getting 150.000 spins on YouTube for the amazing video to their “No Matter Of Sniff” single, Woolfish are now back with a follow up. “Hands Down” lives it’s musical life in symbiosis with the ongoing Swedish dark and hollow autumn.
GREGG ALLMAN ANNOUNCES WINTER TOUR
Gregg Allman has announced a major series of U.S. live dates set to begin December 30th and 31st with a pair of New Year’s Eve celebrations at Savannah, GA’s Lucas Theatre For The Arts. Allman and his full eight-man band will then travel the American South through January 2017, culminating in a very special two-night stand at The Grand Opera House in the legendary rocker’s beloved Macon, GA on January 17th and 18th.
Austin, TX’s psychedelic dance-pop innovator Ty Richards, is pleased to share his video for the critically acclaimed single “Spaceman.” directed by Ty Richards and Steven Gunter.
The track will appear on Zillion, his debut full-length album. Available February 3, 2017, Zillion brings a trippy blend of infectious grooves with super-addictive hooks that keep the record spinning long after the music is over. The music video was premiered on PureVolume on Halloween, October 31, 2016. Austin’s KUTX 98.9 named the single “Song of the Day” and went on to say that ‘Spaceman’ is “a song meant to elicit big grins and bumping heads.”
Today, CLRVYNT premieres “At Worlds End,” the newest single from Plastic Pinks’ upcoming EP ‘El Animal’ (November 4th, Ghost Drag Records).
June Summer and his brother Augie Pink left Puerto Rico to come to Miami and start a band in 2010. The following years saw the freshly formed Plastic Pinks share a stage with Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, La Luz, Natural Child, and AJ Davila (Davila 666), who produced their first LP “Sunnyside Rabbits,” (Burger Records, 2015).
The New Respects has unveiled its music video for “Trouble,” premiering yesterday with NYLON Magazine which remarked, “For the track’s music video, the New Respects live the rock star fantasies they were born to live. Sleek black-and-white effects and an endless zooming in brings to mind elements of The White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’ video. It’s all a lead-up to the video’s explosive finale that bursts with color and attitude.”
Active Bird Community premiere coming of age inspired garage pop track “Newbie”
When four 11 year olds started a band in 2005, nobody—its members included—knew what to expect. Over 10 years later, Active Bird Community continues to enliven the stage with their sprightly slacker vibes reminiscent of 90’s indie rock. While members Tom D’Agustino, Andrew Wolfson, Zach Slater, and Carter McNeil were young and experimenting with their sound, early listeners sensed something teeming beneath the surface. In the years since, they’ve released 2 full length albums and played hundreds of shows to adoring fans and delighted newcomers alike. In that time, their sound has gone under numerous revisions—not out of necessity but out of a tacit refusal to stagnate or sound like anything else. As the members matured, fell in (and out) of love, moved around and made their own way, the lyrics and arrangements of each song reflected both the harmony and the discord that comes with growing up in New York. Though, as anyone who’s seen them live can tell you, their music is so infectious you can’t help but lose yourself right along with them.
A collaboration between New Amsterdam Presents and Kaufman Music Center, the acclaimed Ecstatic Music Festival® returns in 2017, bringing together composers and performers from different musical genres for nine one-night-only performances featuring world premieres, new arrangements and the exclusive opportunity to hear artists discuss their work. Starting Jan 9 and running through May 13, 2017 the festival, hailed as “the alt-classical world’s main showcase” (The New York Times), a will feature collaborations from more than 80 artists.
BrokenRail Release Official Music Video For “Walk Again”
Hard Rock Band BrokenRail has released the Official Video for their single “Walk Again,” off of their upcoming, debut self-titled EP. Engineered & Produced by Joseph McQueen in Burbank, CA, and Mixed & Mastered by Kane Churko in Las Vegas, NV and Logan Mader (Bullet For My Valentine & Butcher Babies mixer/producer, former guitarist of MachineHead), the EP releases 11/25/2016.
Suburban Living “Once/Twice” Live Video
Philadelphia, PA’s Suburban Living has announced a new run of North American tour dates throughout November and December in support of their new album Almost Paradise. The first leg begins on November 9th in Toronto, ON and continues through the 18th in Brooklyn, NY, while the second leg will pick back up on December 2nd in Cambridge, MA before wrapping up on December 17th in Doylestown, PA. The dates include a November 10th show in Chicago, IL supporting Day Wave.
The Molochs have premiered the video for their first single “No More Cryin’ ” on Brooklyn Vegan. “No More Cryin’ ” is the first single off their upcoming album ‘America’s Velvet Glory’, which will be released 1/13/17 via Innovative Leisure.
Ahead of a Complex Con and a Boiler Room Weekender appearance this week San Diego by way of Russellville, Kentucky, artist Ta’ East dropped a new track for “Light The Way.” The track, a precursor to his Ok I’m Ready EP, is a driving, bass-heavy track produced by long time collaborator Cairo Mayeson. Check it below and share if you love it.
“STUCK” is the latest single to be released from BRIELLE’s debut self-titled album, “BRIELLE”.
“STUCK” was written by Kim Moeller and Shelby Morris. “I fell in love with the song, the moment I heard it. I think the melodies are not only amazing, but the lyrics hit home for me,” mentions Brielle. “I’ve had this vision of being a musician and performer my whole entire life, and my naiveté growing up made me continually frustrated with not being where I had envisioned myself. I hadn’t yet realized that I needed to go through certain situations and learn a lot in order to follow my visions and dreams with the precision and execution that I wished for,” she adds.
Victory Records welcomes CAROUSEL KINGS to their roster. The Lancaster, Pennsylvania band has anchored their name as one of the most ambitious and creative pop/rock/punk machines in recent years. Today, long-time supporter Alternative Press brings you the video for “Bad Habit,” from the full length Charm City which hits earth on February 10th, 2017.
CELESTE KRISHNA ANNOUNCES MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE FOR “AMY”
Today, Celeste Krishna – formally known as “Celeste” – shares the “Amy” music video from her forthcoming album, “Prelude Red,” scheduled for release in January 2017. Directed by Leslie Hodgkins, the video explores celebrity, identity and addiction through the story of a blue wig. Krishna wrote the “Amy” lyrics shortly after Amy Winehouse’s 2011 passing. Her intimate vocals stretch across the beat singing, “Everybody is an Amy. Me, I am an Amy too. I want to feel more. I want to feel high. I want to be more. I want to be loved.”
DANNY BROWN SHARES THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “REALLY DOE”
Danny Brown today shares the lyric video for his widely-acclaimed posse cut “Really Doe” from his recently released seminal 2016 album, Atrocity Exhibition. Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Earl Sweatshirt alongside Danny Brown, produced by Black Milk and mixed by Ali, the album standout track has been streamed over 5.5M times in the US alone, with 850K plays just within the last week. First shared via GENIUS, the video was created by artist She Skin and continues with the album aesthetics of digital distortion and technicolor hallucination interspersed with footage from Danny’s live show. This week Danny finishes up the final North American leg of The Exhibition 2016 tour before heading over to the EU and UK. He’ll return to his hometown of Detroit to headline the third annual Bruiser Thanksgiving at The Majestic on November 23rd, also featuring Joey Bada$$, Bruiser Brigade, Zgetoboyz and more.
Marshmello releases highly-anticipated “Ritual” on OWSLA
Marshmello has been one of the fastest rising dance producers in history, from gaining over 1.2 million Facebook fans in a year, selling out 5,000-10,000 capacity venues and earning over 50 million plays on his self-released debut album. His singles have been explosive, gaining hundreds of millions of plays and making their way into every major DJ set since.
Today Marshmello shares his long-awaited OWSLA debut single, “Ritual” feat. Wrabel, along with the official video with cameos by Skrillex, Valentino Khan, Slushii and Ghastly. The song is sure to continue his monumental success streak far into 2017. Watch the video below and catch Marshmello on his SOLD OUT Ritual Tour across North America now, full dates below.
Niteppl Premiere New Track “Losing Friends is Easy”
Since debuting in 2013 with their first studio album Cult, Niteppl (pronounced “Night People”) have set a standard for themselves uncommon among producers of their generation. Each new incarnation of the group, all helmed by lead writer Alton San Giovanni, has seen a rapid growth and change of sound and focus, shifting from their disco-infused 2013 debut (Cult), 2014’s Warrior EP, to 2015’s sophomore effort Nu Flesh which saw their sound focus in on specific electronic music genres; crafting pop songs through the usage of modern production techniques to create a tapestry the group considered Post-EDM, if only to reference their intentional use of bombastic EDM production in order to craft an instantly memorable pop-song cycle. With the release of Losing Friends is Easy Niteppl begin a new era for the group as they interweave their eclectic influences into a singular, notably more organic sound.
Maxi Wild is excited to share the new music video for her single “HEAVY TENSION”, off her upcoming sophomore release, ATLAS WAVVE. Directed and edited by the post-punk duo VOWWS, the black-and-white video is a flashy and kinetic exploration of the song’s strong sexual themes. The music video was premiered today, November 1st, on Pure Volume.
Alyx Ander – ‘Memories of You ft. Srey Davi’
This is the follow up to his debut song Close Enough (Feat. Maria Z) debuted on Pete Tong’s radio show on BBC Radio 1 which was an instant hit with taste-makers and has received over 3 million streams on Spotify to date.
PLAZA reclaim ‘Youth’ on exhilriating new single
PLAZA release third single ‘Youth’, out on Friday 4th November via Beyond The Wall and available to stream and download on all platforms.
PLAZA are 4 late-teens from the industrial seaside town of Hartlepool, writing anthems that resonate the trials and tribulations of growing up; youthful romance, lukewarm beers and parmos.
IAMEVE’s “Starman” Video
Following a packed video premiere screening and performance at the respected Flux Screening Series at UCLA’s Hammer Museum last week, the enigmatic artist known as IAMEVE will release her single “Starman” for purchase online, as well as streaming, starting tomorrow, October 21.
Earlier this Fall, South Carolina-based instrumental tech metal sorcerers INVOKING THE ABSTRACT unleashed their debut full-length Aural Kaleidoscopes upon the masses via Unique Leader Records. Tracked at The Basement Recording Studios with Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit), the confounding record utilizes various approaches to rhythm, phrasing, and playing techniques to convey a sound that transcends genres. INVOKING THE ABSTRACT’s broad style, containing both soaring guitar solos and groovy mixed meters, creates a blend of catchy hooks accompanied by churning technical metal.
Grace Valerie “See How We Run”
Grace Valerie, age 23, was originally discovered in 2010 by Grammy-winning producer and American Idol judge Randy Jackson. In 2011, Grace Valerie and Jackson collaborated on her first single, When the Lights Go Down. The song’s video quickly became a success, scoring more than 1.5 million YouTube hits. It reached No. 17 on Billboard’s club chart and was a No. 1 “Most Popular” MTV video.
Dario Margeli entitled “I’m Not My Brain”
Dario Margeli is presently based in Europe, though is a US citizen and spent many years in California. His first song, released March 2011, featured Florida-based studio session blues guitarist Hugh Williams. Later that year, his song “Somebody Pull Me Up” – with remix help from Hungarian producer Gabor Holik – circulated through several music sites, including the website of the clothing brand Sisley. Another one of his songs, released in 2012, “Exploited Degraded Office Workers” caught the imagination of many, owing to its daring lyrics about the life of today’s middle class workers.
SWEDEN’S FORCE MAJOR WANTS TO ELECT LEONARDO DICAPRIO FOR PRESIDENT
Swedish electro-pop duo Force Major (Tilly Österholm and Richard Silver) is not supporters of Clinton or Trump. In fact, they have decided that actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio is their preferred presidential candidate.
Climate change and environmental issues in general are an important cause to Force Major and have now made a music video protesting our current candidates and making their cause for environmental action.
Brooklyn electro/R&B band Body Language share full stream of funky, synthy new album ‘Mythos’
Brooklyn’s Body Language has always embodied something of a sensual mythos. Since their inception in 2008, the band has been known for their restless pop experiments with a future-shocked blend of soul and R&B. The quartet’s debut 2010 LP Social Studies earned the approval of everyone from NPR to The New York Times toThe Guardian, who compared the breakout release to early Madonna, the indie disco of Prelude Records and “CSS doing an impression of Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band.” With their upcoming release Mythos, they continue to showcase their intimate music with lyrics of longing, desire and lost love. Love and the perils of love have guided their message through the years while the twists and turns of their instrumental pop experiments carve a labyrinth to be navigated carefully. Oftentimes dark and moody, Mythos pushes forth feelings of desire against ominous backdrops only to quickly veer back into the familiar and comforting.
Sadat X & Jurny Big talk fatherhood on “Flowers” single
Being a parent is the weightiest task we have in life. Leave a legacy for your children. Be present and available for your kids. What are you doing to raise up the next generation? What virtues do you wish to instill in your children? This is the stuff that matters.
Sadat X & Jurny Big rhyme about raising their daughters in the midst of a crazy, crazy world.
“Flowers” appears on the upcoming Name Dropping EP from German Hip-Hop Producer, Sebastian Hochstein (formerly known as Jaq).
Barbee’s “Whoa” Video Viewing At Taj in NYC
Caribbean Pop star Barbee has been celebrating the release of her Vibe.com video release over the last week and now she’s holding a special release party this Thursday November 3rd (7-10 PM) at NYC’s Taj 48 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010.) At the venue, Barbee will play a public viewing of her sizzling new video “Whoa” produced by dynamic production duo, Rock City. In addition Barbee will also make a big announcement so you definitely don’t want to miss this experience.
Barbee celebrated the release of her video last week at a packed house at Angel’s Club in Queens, NY with Celebrity DJ Funk Master Flex spinning and VH1’s Black Ink star Caesar in attendance.
VH1’s BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO STAR PHOR DROPS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE “HANG WITH US”
With a successful second season of VH1’s Black Ink Crew Chicago underway, Corey McGinnis, better known as “PHOR” dropped his latest music video for his single “Hang With Us” on Halloween Day. You can check out the video filmed completely under black light HERE.
ALEX DA KID RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE “NOT EASY”
Critically acclaimed producer and songwriter Alex Da Kid today releases the video for his first single, “Not Easy” feat. X Ambassadors, Elle King & Wiz Khalifa. The thought-provoking video was produced by KIDinaKORNER.
WES WALKER & DYL RELEASE FOLLOW UP TO VIRAL HIT “JORDAN BELFORT”
After taking the internet by storm last year and claiming the #1 College Song of the Year on Spotify with their viral hit “Jordan Belfort,” rappers Wes Walker & Dyl have returned with their highly anticipated follow-up track, “Haters.” The undeniable party anthem has already garnered more than 300k plays on Soundcloud.
Before becoming rap sensations, Wes Walker & Dyl were childhood friends who were separated by distance after moving away to college. The two reunited to co-write the insanely catchy Wolf of Wall Street inspired track, “Jordan Belfort,” during a break between semesters in 2013. The viral hit has since been streamed over 38 million times. The accompanying video has also been viewed 14-million times on YouTube.
ODDCOUPLE ANNOUNCES LIBERATION LP FOR NOVEMBER 11TH
Chicago by way of Milwaukee producer oddCouple has announced his sophomore LP, Liberation coming via Closed Sessions on November 11th. Known for his previous work as executive producer of Jamila Woods HEAVN the album will feature Ms. Woods, Joey Purp, Kweku Collins, Mick Jenkins among others (full track listing below). Of the album, oddCouple says: “Liberation isn’t just an album for me, it’s a state of mind, and a clarity I reached over the past 2 years.Life is a blessing, while tragedy can be a lesson. Pain is a necessity, while anger is a crutch. Happiness is something we all can find in ourselves, but not something you can dictate for someone else. Liberation is just my story of finding that balance, having these moments of revelation, inside of a fucked up world that could sorely use the same mentality..”
Today, Elliot Moss shares “Without The Lights”, a futuristic ballad that he says was inspired by how “One person, or a singular experience, can alter how the rest of the world feels to us. This song, for me, is about being confronted with a reality wherein we are forced to see our circumstances for what they truly are.”
Today, virtuostic and genre-bending musician Ben Strick (Moonlapse) releases “Dark Root Omen”, the debut single off of his soon to be released third studio album, Viridis. “Dark Root Omen” can be viewed as an illuminating flashback before the epilogue of the Viridis story arc. The track is meant to give the listener an idea of what actually happened in the past to cause whatever happened during the course of Viridis. The title for “Dark Root Omen” was inspired by one of Moonlapses’ favorite areas in any video game, which is the Dark Root Garden in Dark Souls. “The whole idea of the story was given to me, actually, after seeing the amazing artwork painted by Duncan Storr which can be seen on the Viridis album cover. If you want to extend the meaning beyond just fantasy and apply it to our world, it can be looked at as the idea that maybe one day, nature will take back the world from us due to how we’ve treated it. That prophecy would be the dark root omen,” proclaims Strick.
D.R.A.M. “Cash Machine”
Big Baby D.R.A.M wants the block to know that he’s nowhere near selfish. As his signature extended grin stretches across his face, the Virginia native rides through the neighborhood firing wads of dollar bills from his “Cash Machine.” In his new video, the “Broccoli” rapper covers the streets in cash as rolls around on an adult-size while rocking all shades of pink.
With more than 20 years (and counting) on the Foo Fighters drum throne and detours with the Coattail Riders and Birds of Satan, Taylor Hawkins reluctantly steps into the spotlight with his first ever album released under his own name, KOTA.
Whatever KOTA means, the six-song mini-LP takes off like Queen on a skateboard, featuring Hawkins on lead vocals and nearly every instrument, with help from a few comrades in arms. From the hypnotic groove of opener “Range Rover Bitch” through the closing rave-up “I’ve Got Some Not Being Around You To Do Today,” KOTA mixes Hawkins’ chops and influences with a true-to-life cast of characters to create a meditation on life as a rockstar stranded in the suburbs. It’s a short, sweet series of vignettes, but one that still strives to honor the tradition of Blur’s Parklife and The Kinks’ Are The Village Green Preservation Society.