MIKE REBEL CASTS OUT HIS ADDICTION DEMONS ON “STAYING ALIVE”/”LIES” VISUAL
With a stint in the Fed and drug rehab behind him, Mike Rebel is finding more positive ways to cast out his demons. On this new, DX premiered visual, “Staying Alive”/”Lies”, Mike invites us down the rabbit hole of his past addiction for a night that would have anyone putting Betty Ford on speed dial. We felt that Halloween was the perfect day to release this Dale “Rage” Restighini-directed video of the bender from hell.
“This video is about a few nights I spent with the “white girl” … it’s a metaphor for my drug of choice and the hallucinations and insanity that plagued me in those times ….. I think a lot of my people that struggle with addiction will relate , and others will hopefully be entertained and warned with troubles I went through getting signed & having too much money in Hollywood ” this son of a militant Islamic father shares.
Margaret Glaspy’s breakout 2016 continues with the release of her new music video for her debut album’s title track, “Emotions and Math”. A video that shows the longing that comes with a long distance relationship, Clare Marie Vogel directed Glaspy in the new clip.
Watsky Releases New Music Video for “Pink Lemonade” feat. Invisible Inc.
A note from Watsky: “This video came together by crazy circumstance. The cinematographer who shot my other collaborations with Carlos Lopez Estrada happened to be at JFK in August when an olympic starter pistol on TV triggered a false SWAT team scare. So he captured the whole thing on his cell phone, and his footage got licensed by news outlets all over the world reporting the event. Carlos had the idea to stitch me into the footage, since we had this unlikely access to the person who shot it on his phone, and it was a great opportunity to do this cool lofi video that captures the hair trigger we’re on as a country.”
“Body Wars” is the title track of June Divided’s forthcoming EP, slated for release on December 2nd. The full project is a departure from June Divided’s previous releases, incorporating more synths, keys and indie pop elements than ever before. “Body Wars might be a different sound from us but we feel right at home with our new EP,” the band remarked about the new EP. “We took a long time to figure out exactly what we wanted for this release, and we feel like the sounds and the content on this record is exactly what we wanted to bring to everyone.”
Dead Horse Trauma – “Left Unsaid”
Des Moines, Iowa Metal band Dead Horse Trauma have announced The Road Rage To Revival Tour with Sacramento, California band The Alpha Complex that features former Motograter and Riven vocalist, Michael “Angel” Woodruff. Following a handful of solo dates, the tour will begin on November 29th at Skinny’s Lounge in North Hollywood, California and conclude on December 17th at BFE Rock Club in Houston, Texas.
Recently DHT released their official music/lyric video for their single “Left Unsaid” from the upcoming album Life at DHTtour.com.
“This is all really beautiful,” shared four-time GRAMMY-nominee and CMA Award winning singer/songwriter Brandy Clark after being surprised today at CMT’s Next Women of Country (NWOC) event with their first-ever “Impact Award.” The NWOC Impact Award was created this year to honor Clark’s accomplishments in growing the female voice in the country music industry.
“We started this franchise because of this woman, because of Brandy Clark,” shared CMT’s SVP of Music Strategy and Talent Leslie Fram, “She has accomplished so much. [Brandy], you have been an amazing inspiration not only to CMT, but to all the women here today.”
Euphoric, two-track trance & progressive house EP from LTN out now
The diverse electronic sounds of Indonesian veteran LTN have captured our hearts for years now. It has been an extraordinary privilege to feature his music, ranging from deep house to trance, on the imprint Silk Music. His latest offering is a euphoric, two-track trance & progressive house EP.
Recently featured on Shingo Nakamura & Max Flyant’s “Only Silk 04” compilation, the title cut, “Whispers In The Night,” begins with a crepuscular ambience and a gentle progressive house groove. The rhythm begins to slowly crescendo, while a variety of enchanting, mystical samples punctuate the soundscape. The stage is fully set for the breakdown, where a powerful lead synth and flute-tinged theme cut through and completely overtake the arrangement, in awe-inspiring fashion. These stunning motifs roar with intensity and drip with emotion, during the brilliantly executed drop.
NIGHTHAWK: A NEW BAND WITH SOME FAMILIAR FACES
The musical bond was always strong between Patrick Robertson and Damian Costin, and the founding members and driving forces behind one of Australia’s most successful alternative rock bands of the 2000s Motor Ace, are back with Nighthawk.
After all but completely disappearing from the musical landscape for 10 years, Patrick, Damian and new musical kinsmen Flynn Wheeler and Rhys Thompson emerge in 2016 with Nighthawk, a different beast altogether. If perspective has taught Patrick and Damian anything, it’s that they’re going to enjoy it!
Adrian J – ‘The Heartbreaker’ Single
Hot off the heels of his debut single ‘Beautiful’, Adrian J is back! And he’s bigger and better than before.
The drop of his new single ‘The Heartbreaker’ was completely unexpected….but the hype already booming over this new bombshell of a song is smashing through the roof.
Produced, written, and recorded by the man himself, if this is anything to go by, we can be expecting great things from his forthcoming EP release in 2017.
In advance of their upcoming release Admission on Aporia Records (Jan 27th), Dearly Beloved is thrilled to premiere their video for their first single “I Tried To leave” via Noisey. Bass player and vocalist, Rob Higgins describes the influences behind the track as:
“History. Economics. Kicking and screaming. Love and empathy. ‘I Tried to Leave’ tells two stories at once. One about greed and one about the power of the subconscious mind.”
Chicago’s indie electronic group Dirty Sole have released the music video for their recent single “Faking.” It is the debut single from their sophomore album FWD Motion, available December 9, 2016. The music video was premiered on IX Daily, who explained the video as, “an art-house experience following what seems to be a couple who emit kinetic-type energy, forcing them to discover themselves together all throughout the video.”
JD Kelleher Follows Up No.1 In Rock Chart With New Single
After reaching No. 1 and No. 2 in the iTunes Rock chart with his two singles and epic shows with 60’s Rock legend Arthur Brown, Irish Punk Rocker JD Kelleher crowns a busy year with his best single yet, the roaring “Avenge The Maybes”, released Friday 18th November 2016.
Following his triumphant occupancy of the coveted No. 1 spot at the heights of the Irish Rock Charts with his debut single “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, along with his second single “Imagery” reaching No. 2 in the Irish Rock charts, JD Kelleher is set to launch himself back to familiar territory at the top of the (Rock) pile with his most exciting release to date; “Avenge The Maybes”.
Hidden Charms reveal haunting video for ‘I Just Wanna Be Left Alone’
Today sees South London based band Hidden Charms reveal a fantastic new halloween/horror inspired video for their new single ?I Just Wanna Be Left Alone?. Along with the new video, Hidden Charms’ sublime new EP ‘Harder From Here’ is also out now.
Grammy-nominated soul singer Andra Day has released Merry Christmas From Andra Day – a five-track Christmas collection – via all digital service providers. A physical version will be available from Warner Bros. Records on November 18th.
The set includes the Christmas classics “Someday At Christmas” (with Stevie Wonder), “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Carol of the Bells,” and “The First Noel.”
PIXIES’ PAZ LENCHANTIN DIRECTS BAND’S MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CLASSIC MASHER”
Pixies’ bassist Paz Lenchantin has put on her director’s hat for the band’s next music video, this one for the track “Classic Masher” from the new album Head Carrier (pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam, 9/30/16).
The clip was shot in Los Angeles earlier this month and features Lenchantin’s father Mario Merdirossian as the pianist as well as three friends – Hannah Vandermolen (driver), Adelaide Crocker (middle seat) and Virginia Rand (red lips). Graffiti was created by Jules Muck “MuckRock.”
“We started Moments with vocal samples and a few words we kept repeating. We’re split between LA and Austin and we work in tandem when writing so we’ve found that imagining tracks as physical spaces or scenes keeps us on the same wavelength. For “Moments” that scene was ‘the space between’ – those little fleeting, unfixed points in time that you wish you could keep.” -darkDARK
Today, it has been announced that Malaysian singer-songwriter, Yuna, is set to perform at the 2016 Soul Train Awards. Yuna, will be joined by Fantasia, Candice Boyd and MAJOR who are all set to take the stage at this year’s awards, hosted by Erykah Badu. Yuna is set to perform a track off her acclaimed album, Chapters, which was voted by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the best R&B Albums of 2016.
Patrick Joseph Shares New Single “Sorry”
Today, singer songwriter Patrick Joseph releases the first single off his upcoming album Hindsight. It’s a beautiful ballad featuring Joseph’s soulful and raspy vocals.
“Sorry,” was originally recorded for the film Not Cool, but after he wrote it he fell in love with it and decided it should be a part of his next full length project. “Sorry” gives the perfect tease off what to expect from the album as he croons an apology to an estranged love.
TOMMY STINSON SHARES “ON THE ROCKS”
Tommy Stinson, his Bash & Pop mates and Fat Possum Records are proud to present to you “On The Rocks,” the first new track from Anything Could Happen, the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 1992 debut, Friday Night Is Killing Me, in stores January 20th.
The video can be seen here and features video clips from the band’s last couple years, starting on January 23, 2015 when Tommy first brought Luther Dickinson, Cat Popper and Frank Ferrer into the studio to begin what would become Anything Could Happen, and culminating in their boisterous live experiences that the fans can expect to see in 2017 and beyond.
Permit Share “Track #1” On Stereogum
Today Permit has shared “Track #1” via Stereogum. It is the first single off their upcoming debut EP entitled “Vol. 1” out 12/2 via Fat Possum Records.
ABRA “Pull Up” video
“PULL UP” on a typical night out in NYC with ABRA and her BFF… Drinking 40s, going to Chinatown, stacks of cash, motocross and ATV racing, “Scream” masks, late-night tattoo appointments. Filmed on-location in summer 2016 with support from The FADER, ABRA says of the video, “Shout out to A$AP Tyy for bringing his boys out, and showing us a good time.”
Oddballs Meltybrains? preview new track ‘Step’
Muso oddballs Meltybrains? tear up the rulebook and stomp on the shreds with new EP ‘Kiss Yourself’ set for release on the 18th of November by way of a Football match in London and a show at The Victoria.
Today they drop a preview track in the form of ‘Step’ and its accompanying video.
Temple, the stunning collection of eleven deeply personal tracks, has been stripped right back by Matthew Hegarty and his band, and showcases Matthew’s inimitable vocal, gorgeous harmonies and pushes the lyrical content to the fore. Tracks from the acoustic album are being rolled out every 2 weeks, a highlight being the poignant version of current single “On A Midnight Street,” a father’s moving lament to climate change.
NEIKED RELEASES VIDEO FOR INTERNATIONAL HIT “SEXUAL”
Elusive Swedish artist, and member of the NEIKED Collective, NEIKED, undresses the lyric video for the global viral smash “Sexual” today.
Dizzy Wright and Demrick Release “Joint” Mixtape
Sharing a love for both hip-hop and marijuana, Las Vegas’ Dizzy Wright and Los Angeles’ Demrick teamed up to release a free, collaborative mixtape, Blaze With Us! Featuring appearances from B-Real, Berner, and Audio Push the 15-track tape is packed with stoner anthems, offering both slow burning jams and hard hitting bangers. Both formidable rappers on their own, the two emcees were excited by the idea of working together. “When Demrick and I started this Blaze With Us project, we had the mindset of recreating the same type of chemistry Method Man and Redman had so we paid homage to their Blackout! album with our cover. We’re not trying to duplicate the music, rather, you’re going to feel the same kind of chemistry they had beween them with me and Demrick. We’re damn near going to sound like a group. Blaze With Us is for active stoners, those who wake and bake and then head to work or school. For those who like to smoke throughout the day to keep the engine running,” Dizzy explained.
New Jersey-based metal band Lorna Shore has just announced their sophomore full-length album, Flesh Coffin, set for release on February 17, 2017 with Outerloop Records. This announcement comes just weeks after the band’s signing to Outerloop Records and their new initiative with Cooking Vinyl America. Lorna Shore’s unique signature aesthetic spans death metal, black metal, power metal, and progressive rock for a style that encompasses brutal breakdowns, dazzling technical passages, white-knuckle-ride dynamics, and rich textured moments. Flesh Coffin was produced by Lorna Shore, Carson Slovak, and Grant McFarland at Atrium Audio (August Burns Red, Everclear, From Ashes to New), mixed by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, and mastered by Zakk Cervini (Beartooth, Good Charlotte, Blink 182).
In less than two weeks, SUPERJOINT will unleash the sonic deviance of their long-anticipated Caught Up In The Gears Of Application full-length. Captured at the famed Nodferatu’s Lair, the eleven-track recording marks the band’s first new output since 2003’s critically-adored 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 spews forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and unrelenting, hostile, New Orleans-style angst.
Eileen Carey debuts enchanting “In the Air” video
A montage of love-crossed dancers and classic era Parisian movie scenes, award-winning country pop star Eileen Carey’s enchanting video for her crossover hit “In the Air” is the perfect antidote to recent terrorist attacks, racial violence, and global turmoil. Credited by music blog POPDOSE with “blending pop, country, and rock in a way that feels uniquely hers,” Carey was recently named the 2016 National Radio Hits Favorite Female Country Artist of the Year and New Music Weekly’s Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year. “In the Air” is the first single from Carey’s forthcoming fifth studio album, produced by Travis Allen Childress.
Youceff’s 808’s vibed “A Way Out” for Skope
Youceff Kabal, formerly known as YUS, shares “A Way Out” via SoundCloud, the single will ultimately available everywhere on November 11 via Manneken Records. The Brussel’s born 26-yr old renaissance man acts as singer, songwriter, musician, and producer on “A Way Out” and flexes his Economics degree from ASU as label owner of Manneken Records. Upon moving to the US, Youceff and his brother began making mix CDs for the bus ride to and from school. Those CDs laid the foundation of influence as they were heavily hip hop… including a ton of Kanye West. Fast forward to the 2006 World Cup… an Adidas commercial featuring rjd2 and simultaneously being introduced to Fruity Loops by his neighbor, Youceff began his journey into the world of creating music as YUS, now Youceff Kabal!
Loco Hot is a duo comprised of producer / drummer Tamir Muskat and singer Gilad Kahana. Born in Mexico, vocalist, composer, and author Kahana is the founder and lead singer of Girafot, a critically acclaimed Israeli rock band who went gold in 2006.
Loco Hot’s 2014 debut album burst onto the scene through the back door. The duo avoided radio and mainstream media, instead developing their own ground-breaking tools to mount a viral campaign which generated millions of hits. “Magazines and blogs kept talking about our bizarre methods,” Muskat says. “It totally changed the game, especially coming from two established artists like us.”
CHICAGO MUSIC SCENE VETERAN MATT MERCADO ANNOUNCES NEW BAND AND RELEASES NEW SINGLE
Matt Mercado has had a long and successful career in the music business. He first gained national attention fronting the’90s hard rock band Mindbomb. The band was signed to Mercury Records and toured the world with megastars KISS, Rob Halford, Jackyl and Mötley Crüe and their songs were featured in the major motion pictures, Kalifornia and Cliffhanger. Post Mindbomb, Mercado formed the electro/metal rock band Pivot Man. After that band had its own successful run, Mercado formed Supermercado whose song “Ditch Kitty” appeared on the gold-selling video game soundtrack to “FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage”.
FULL SCALE RIOT Premieres “Hope” Featuring Marc Rizzo Of Soulfly Via Metal Insider
NYC-area hardcore outfit FULL SCALE RIOT has issued a new single from their Eulogy Recordings-bound debut full-length, empower, through an exclusive stream of the track “Hope” courtesy of Metal Insider. In addition to being one of the most driving, gang-chant-fueled anthems on the entire record, the track closes out with a searing guitar solo courtesy of Soulfly’s Marc Rizzo, one of several high-profile guest musicians features on empower.
Ex-Girlfriends may be only 3 months old, but don’t let that speak for their sound — precocious as hell and driven by raw desire, nothing (except maybe a hangover) is holding back these 5 badasses. Take the Spice Girls, add a little Brooklyn, some gutsy vocals plus audacious song lyrics, and you’ll begin to have an idea of what it’s like to see them play. This supergroup has many anticipating their debut EP, which the girls will release early 2017.
Oakland’s psych-rock trio Feral Ohms have been creating some of the heaviest rock music in the Bay Area since 2011 and are finally releasing their highly anticipated debut live LP ‘Live in San Francisco’ on 11/4 via Castle Face Records. The trio is comprised of underground veterans Ethan Miller (Heron Oblivion, Howlin Rain, Comets on Fire), Chris Johnson (Drunk Horse, Andy Human and the Reptoids) and Josh Hynes (Nudity). On this release, the trio combines loud, super-fuzzed, psychedelia that makes for a perfect introduction to the band’s raw, live sound. Today, the trio shared their explosive live LP in full with Northern Transmissions, two days before it’s release. The band have also announced their album release show on November 3rd at Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, CA and are planning to release their full-length studio LP in early 2017.
Gary Hoey will embark on his annual Ho Ho Hoey Holiday Tour this December with thirteen dates planned coast to coast. The excursion has become a tradition with radio stations and families across the country. It’s a must see event for adults and kids alike. Hoey has been a driving force behind instrumental rock Christmas music since 1995 after his version of “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” hit the airwaves with its crunchy guitars and metal flavor. This also marks the 8th annual guitar give away on Christmas Day at Garyhoey.com.
Alongside the seasonal selections the guitarist works in to the set, he will be performing songs from his critically acclaimed album Dust & Bones which was released this past July. In front of the street date Hoey shared, “This is where I belong—playing this ferocious blend of blues and rock music. My last album, Deja Blues, proved to myself that I could play authentic blues, and now that I feel more at home there, I felt it was time to mix my favorite guitar styles into something seamless, organic, and powerful.”