Released on the Saulito Music label the collection shimmers with the rumba flamenco rhythms and lightning guitar runs that have become trademarks of Hewitt’s distinctive style. Not only that, it includes a stellar line up of musicians including percussionist Raphael Padilla (Miami Sound Machine, Chris Isaak), drummer Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Santana, Steve Winwood, Chicago), bass player Bob Parr (Cher, Barry White), guitarist Ardeshir Farah (Strunz & Farah), guitarist Alfredo Caceres (Gipsy Kings All-Stars) and most notably Larry Carlton who features on the delightfully easy grooving ‘North of Home’ which also happens to be the first track serviced to radio.
Little Coyote ’80 Days’
Little Coyote is a band of five hungry young Sydney musicians looking to create a transcendental experience, ’80 Days’ is their newest single.
Finalist in the 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards Alternative category, this wily band of coyotes includes bassist Gareth Bussey, guitarist Matt Coates, vocalist Judd English, sax and keyboardist Jamie Murray and heavy-hitting drummer Anthony Dinh.
’80 days’ was recorded in July 2016 by Callum Howell (Ocean Alley, The Sea Gypsies, Suns of the Universe, Smaal Cats) at Jungle Studios (now known as Parliament Studios) in Sydney’s Leichhardt. It was mixed by Callum at Palm Grove Studios, Palm Beach, Sydney.
WILDHART ‘IS IT POSSIBLE’ VIDEO
Wildhart just released their new single “Is it possible” that got premiered through the Line of Best Fit. The song is taken from their upcoming album Shine that will be released on friday.
British indie rockers King No-One have revealed their infectious new single ‘Alcatraz’, out November 11th via Lab Records. The track premiered with Clash who raved about its “fizzing hooks, buoyant energy, and tonnes of charm.”
‘Alcatraz’ is an upbeat indie pop charmer. The single writhes with a funky bassline and shimmers with bright guitars among vibrant danceable beats, giving the likes of The 1975 and Don Broco a run for their money.
Aktaion Premier ‘Walrus March’ Music Video
Swedish metallers AKTAION released a new music video for “Walrus March” as a censored version, the uncensored version to be released on a later time . The song is taken from the band’s second album ‘The Parade of Nature’ feat. also Joey Concepcion (Dead By Wednesday, Armageddon). The video was made by Jens Norén.
Sipprell New track ‘Journey’
Following the release of her stunning debut EP ‘Letter D’, South London singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sipprell returns with her new track ‘Journey’.
Undeniably personal, Sipprell’s self-penned lyrics express her experiences with love. On ‘Journey’ she chronicles dealing with heartbreak, told through her honey textured vocals, reminiscent of Teedra Moses and Laura Mvula, and peppered with a slow burning bass-heavy groove, produced by Ragz Originale (Skepta, Dej Loaf, Girli).
Platinum-selling Swedish stars Johnossi release ‘Weak Spots’ video
Swedish duo Johnossi have revealed the live video ‘Weak Spots’, the latest song to be taken from the brand new EP Air Is Free out tomorrow via Polydor/Universal.
The video was filmed during their recent headline show in front of 10,000 fans at Gröna Lund, Stockholm. ‘Weak Spots’ is a booming, stadium-sized rock anthem, which features electrifying performances from commanding frontman John Engelbert and hard-hitting drummer Oskar “Ossi” Bonde.
MELT is a New Jersey-based 4-piece consisting of high school friends who bonded over a mutual interest in updating early aughts’ emo without the “stuff that didn’t age well.”
In the early months of 2016 Dylan White, Joseph Bland, Erik Gonzalez and Chris Topah self-recorded their debut LP Riffer, a searing and infectious barrage of rugged guitar anthems about envy, desire and loss.
Following the success of their European Tour last month, internationally acclaimed Swedish duo Galantis have unveiled the official remixes for their latest single, ‘Love On Me’. Out now via Atlantic, each remix is reimagined through the eyes of both renowned and emerging artists.
Fellow Swedish hitmakers Peter, Bjorn & John gives an alternative, organic feel to their rework – still keeping with the single’s infectious energy. The indie trio recently received their own remix treatment by Galantis, on their album track ‘Dominos’.
Sonny Alven releases new single ‘Give Me Your Lovin’
Fresh new talent Sonny Alven has revealed the details of his latest single ‘Give Me Your Lovin’, featuring Una Sand. The brand new original production was released via Universal Europe on the 4th November.
Led by Una Sand’s breathy vocals, the track features uplifting piano chords, a soft bassline and a catchy chorus melody. An infectiously upbeat track that displays the best of Sonny’s ear for crafting likeable hooks, ‘Give Me Your Lovin’ looks set to be another popular hit for the young Norwegian artist.
THE FREEKS premiere new album “Shattered”
L.A.’s number one asphalt-burning rockers THE FREEKS premiere their third album “Shattered” on The Obelisk today. This riff-fuelled steamroller is out November 11th via Heavy Psych Sounds.
JACK LEE (THE NERVES) PREMIERES TRACK VIA BLURT!
Legendary singer/songwriter Jack Lee has been on the radar of rock fans since the late ’70s, when he formed the iconic power pop band The NERVES, alongside Paul Collins and Peter Case. His songs have been covered by a multitude of artists (BLONDIE, SUZY QUATRO, CAT POWER, PAUL YOUNG), but fans have found his solo work very hard to come by prior to this release.
Scotty ATL – “The Ruler”
A hard-working rapper and a mainstay on the Atlanta scene, Scotty ATL wears his emotions on his sleeve. 2016 was a tough year for Scotty. He lost four friends in a period of four weeks in March 2016, while he was on tour with B.o.B and unable to say goodbye. However, 2016 was also a year of artistic accomplishment for the Cool Club CEO, with the release of the deeply personal career highlight Daily Bread. The video for “The Ruler,” a minor-key banger with a snaking guitar line and “Tearz”-style organ, focuses on the triumphant moments from Scotty’s 2016, featuring footage from his performances at Atlanta’s A3C Festival and behind-the-scenes peeks at his studio and at radio interviews. With cameo appearances from T.I., Jeezy, Dave East, Ty Dolla $ign, YG, Trae Tha Truth and more, “The Ruler” shows how Scotty’s good and bad memories of the year intertwine into a life-affirming mix, before coaslescing into an anthemic countdown: “I cried so many tears this year/I’m glad my eyes ain’t wet now.”
Currently touring the UK as main support to Catfish And The Bottlemen, Toronto five-piece July Talk have revealed the video for their new single ‘Picturing Love’, which premiered with The Independent.
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.
Today, July Talk shares their brand new video for their song “Picturing Love,” which premiered Friday via The Independent. “[The song] questions how online porn affects modern relationships and society’s attitude towards sex,” said The Independent. The song is off July Talk’s sophomore album, Touch, out now on Island Records.
Tor Miller – ‘Always’
‘Always’ is the new single from Tor Miller, available to stream and download now and impacting on December 9. Driven by piano, a huge backbeat and Miller’s impassioned vocal, ‘Always’ is the follow-up to the 21 year-old New Yorker’s previous single ‘Surrender’, which was playlisted at BBC Radio 2. Both tracks are taken from Miller’s debut album, ‘American English’, out now on Glassnote Records.
Anybody who knows Nef the Pharaoh knows how much he, like most of his generation, reveres Cash Money Records. His biggest single to date, “Big Tymin,” with nearly 8M Spotify listens and nearly 9M YouTube views, is an homage the Big Tymers. In “Put You On,” a video premiered today by Billboard, Nef partners with one of his biggest inspirations, Juvenile. Filmed at the fifth annual Hiero Day festival in Oakland, California, the two trade raspy-voiced verses about staying loyal to your homies, while Nef brings the song together with a harmonic chorus. “Put You On” is the first single from Nef’s upcoming project.
Coming to you from Valhalla Dale, South Yorkshire, where the revolting word on the street is ‘Brexit’ and not being nice to your neighbours is considered a contact sport, is this, The Moonlandingz cosmic 2nd single, BLACK HANZ. A song for our times, born out of abuse; abuse in the workplace, abuse in the street, abuse by the sniveling toe rags we call a government, abuse for daring to dream and be different. BLACK HANZ is a celebration of the Outsider, the socially inept, the so-called village weirdo and a curse on the shriveled genitals of those regressive little Englanders that won’t let us move forward, to be ourselves. They can hit us but they won’t beat us, Black Hands – Do it Again, etc..!!!
Green Day Premiere Video For “Still Breathing”
Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day premiered the new video for “Still Breathing” via MTV around the world today. “Still Breathing” is the second single from their No. 1 album Revolution Radio which was released October 7th via Reprise Records. “Still Breathing” is the follow up to the No. 1 single “Bang Bang” which topped both the Mediabase and BDS Alternative Charts last week and tied Green with the Foo Fighters for the most No. 1 songs on the Alternative Chart. “Bang Bang” was also No. 1 on the Rock Radio Chart.
When Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple in 1975, many a rock n’ roll fan was left befuddled. Why would one of rock’s top guitarists leave one of the world’s most popular bands? Regardless of the reason, listeners would ultimately be thankful, as Blackmore soon launched Rainbow – a band that rocked just as ferociously as Purple, whose music has proven to be timeless and incredibly influential on subsequent heavy metal bands.
And along the way, Blackmore proved to be extremely adept at spotting largely-unknown talent, and introducing them to the world – including vocalists Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, and Joe Lynn Turner. However, with Blackmore as the group’s leader, band members came and went on a regular basis – preventing the band from possibly reaching their full potential.
“Faith” unites Academy Award®- and GRAMMY Award-winning Stevie Wonder and multi-platinum GRAMMY Award nominee Ariana Grande. Produced by powerhouses and multi-GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter/producers Ryan Tedder [Adele, Beyoncé, U2] and Benny Blanco [Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry], “Faith” marks the first song that Stevie Wonder has contributed to a film in more than 25 years.
Blank Range Premiere Vista Bent EP with Stereogum
This Friday, November 11, the Nashville-based five-piece Blank Range will release their sophomore EP titled Vista Bent on Sturdy Girls Records distributed via Thirty Tigers. Today, the EP premieres in its entirety via Stereogum, who said:
“The four-track collection is a country-tinged drive down the highway with whiskey-soaked vocals and plenty of steel guitar. Blunted bell clangs and lively pop rock melodies of Vista Bent make for a happy compendium of ’70s nostalgia, Nashville heartbreak, and subtle experimentation.”
New Bas vid “Clouds Never Get Old”
As Bas gears up to embark on his first headlining European tour at the end of this week, he drops off the video for the latest track off of his standout Too High To Riot album, “Clouds Never Get Old.”
Directed by frequent collaborator, Scott Lazer, the trippy visuals complement the wistful yet airy vibes of the Ogee Handz produced song. With a fresh take on a walk through the park or a bike ride down the street, things are not always as they seem as we follow Bas through a particularly breezy day in the neighborhood.
Catch Bas along with Cozz, the Hics, Earthgang and Ron Gilmore, as he brings his Too High To Riot tour to Europe next week (dates below).
Enchufada Debuts Kking Kong’s New Single “Chibaria,”
If one thing is true about the current Lisbon global club music scene, it’s that you never know when the next big anthem is going to come out of some teenager’s home studio and change whatever you thought should be possible in the club. Except when you do.
KKing Kong, is a young producer and DJ who has been bubbling under the surface with a steady output of highly unique tracks, ranging from dance floor-destroying kuduro bombs to heart melting kizomba edits and tropical-flavored pop instrumentals. Living in the neighborhood of Damaia, the producer has developed a unique identity as a result of growing up in the suburbs of Lisbon.
ARTWORK WATCH “BLACK AND WHITE” MUSIC VIDEO
Revival Recordings artist, Artwork, has had quite the year thus far with signing to the North Carolina record label and debuting their EP, Black and White, which features single, “Black and White.” The band debuted their music video for “Black and White” back in September to much acclaim. The music video debuted exclusively with Alternative Press and as singer Sky Verdone explains, the song “was written in a time of my life that I consider to be some of my darkest days where addiction and self-doubt painted my life without color, love and acceptance. This art we create is a reflection of who I truly am.” Following this tumultuous release the band hit the road with fellow Revival Recordings artist, Famous Last Words.
Alyx Ander Listen To “Memories Of You”
Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of Alyx Ander to its growing and diverse roster.
Alyx’s sophisticated, emotional brand of dance music has garnered accolades around the world from the moment he dropped his debut breakout single “Close Enough (Feat. Maria Z).” “Close Enough” debuted with Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 in the UK and Jason Bentley on the nationally syndicated KCRW radio show “Morning Becomes Eclectic” in the US. The song was added to the most influential chill and deep house playlists across multiple streaming platforms, reaching #25 on the iTunes’ Electronic chart, spending 14 weeks in rotation on SiriusXM’s Chill channel and clocking 3 million spins on Spotify. Partnering with Billboard to premiere, Alyx swiftly followed “Close Enough” with a high-profile remix for Delerium’s “Silence,” garnering “one to watch” status among leading publications like Mixmag, Your EDM, Dancing Astronaut and Magnetic Magazine. This same summer, Alyx lent his melodic productions to a remix of Caroline Pennell’s cover of Xavier Rudd’s signature track “Follow the Sun,” which gained the attention of eminent DJ’s such as Michael Woods, Don Diablo, and Tiësto, with the latter introducing the track to his radio audience of over 35 million across 77 countries.
Norwegian singer, songwriter, producer, and composer Lido shares his latest music video for “Dye” via The FADER, from his recently released debut album Everything. Watch Lido get busy at a live drum setup and keys as he masterfully plays all the instruments and sings at the same time. Soixante Circuits-directed video also features 360 degree freeze-frame panorama shots capturing Lido’s performance while sporadically breaking away to visuals of a dancer interpreting her own version of the song.
Matisse & Sadko make their Dim Mak debut with the inventive 128 sizzler “Ninjas.” The Russian duo uses ferocious bass tones with drum and bass influenced sound design to slice through a relentless four-to-the-floor rhythm.
Daye Jack is in the middle of many things. Born in Nigeria, raised in Atlanta, and living in Los Angeles, the computer science major dropout turned musician is both a talented rapper and a songwriter with serious pop sensibility. His video for “Bullshit,” premiered today by Pigeons and Planes, is the latest demonstration of this fact. The David Gallardo-directed video focuses on the love/hate relationship that society has with new technology versus older vintage technology. Filmed in black in white, Daye raps over the infectious bassline and soothing synth chords, dropping in an earworm chorus, dancing around an empty room with a model interspersed with shots of cassette tapes, analog televisions, and film cameras. “Bullshit,” a standout track off of Daye’s second retail EP Surf The Web, follows “Deep End,” premiered earlier this month by Billboard.
High Tide 15:47 – ‘When I’m With You’
Newcastle six-piece High Tide 15:47 have announced the release of their brand new single ‘When I’m With You’.
Following support slots with the likes of Primal Scream, Maximo Park and British Sea Power over the summer, the band are set to embark on their first UK tour to coincide with the release of ‘When I’m With You’, another infectious number from the sextet intertwining pop rock with noisy reverberating guitars.
The KDMS, the duo made up of London singer/songwriter Kathy Diamond and Silesian producer Max Skiba, return with a brilliant sophomore album of club anthems and torch songs, synthetic beats and live instruments. “The New Old Normal”, out 9th December, follows their debut album “Kinky Dramas & Magic Stories” on Gomma.
Boston Ballet proudly presents Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, marking the five-year anniversary of Nissinen’s re-envisioned family-friendly tradition. From sumptuous sets and sensational costumes by award-winning designer Robert Perdziola, to innovative and enticing lighting design by Mikki Kunttu, Nissinen’s production of the timeless and beloved holiday classic is “an immediate plunge into theatrical splendor” (Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe). The critically-acclaimed production “tinkers and twinkles with youthful joy” and has been delighting audiences young and old since its premiere in 2012 (Paul Robicheau, The Improper Bostonian). The Nutcracker opens November 25 at the Boston Opera House with performances through New Year’s Eve, December 31.
“Every year I hear from audiences that they cannot miss The Nutcracker—the holiday season simply doesn’t feel complete without it,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “The Nutcracker has become one of Boston’s treasures; it’s a tradition for our patrons, our students, and our dancers. The magic of the theater—the live music, exquisite sets and costumes, and brilliant dancing—continues to enthrall audiences year after year.”
Boston Ballet premiered Nissinen’s The Nutcracker in 2012, which Nissinen described as “a completely new visualization” of the production that would exponentially enhance the audience’s experience. The Company’s previous production ran for 17 years and was set in 1835 during the Biedermeier period, while Nissinen and Perdziola reimagined the story 20 years earlier, resetting it in the Regency period, commonly referred to as the Jane Austen era of the early 1800s. Perdziola illustrated more than 40 sketches that were transformed into the production’s larger-than-life sets that range from calm, subtle colors in the Act I party scene to vibrant colors in Act II’s Land of the Sweets. The new production also incorporated more than 350 beautifully intricate costumes and fine-tuned choreography, as well as introduced audiences to a new and now beloved character—the Bunny. Nissinen’s The Nutcracker marked the first time Boston Ballet built a new production entirely from the ground up, engaging crafts men and women from all over the United States.
Ashnikko’s Donald Trump Diss Track
Ashnikko is a phenomenal American born London based artist that has been exciting both music fans and critics alike. Rapping since she was a teenager, her sassy, animated, boundary pushing lyrics have just lead to her first EP signing with Digital Picnic/Parlophone Records.
In response to the intense election, currently in full swing throughout America, Ashnikko took pen to paper to express her anger at the crazy orange pussy grabbing man!
matt pond PA will release their latest record, Winter Lives, this coming Friday, November 11, but you can stream it immediately courtesy of the AV Club – pre-order Winter Lives here. The twelve-track LP includes the two singles, “The Glow”, which BrooklynVegan described as, “an anthemic, jangly rocker that finds middle ground between Springsteenian heartland rock and Gin Blossoms-y alternative rock,” and “Whoa (Thirteen And Sledding With Kerry In Northern New Hampshire)” which is featured in ELLE Magazine’s ‘Best Singles Of November’, as well as covers of The Cocteau Twins’ “Fotzepolitic” and Beach House’s “Used To Be”.
Mary J. Blige is currently co-headlining the King + Queen of Hearts World Tour alongside Maxwell. The pair will kick off US dates on November 5th in Baltimore with stops in New York, Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas among others before and wrapping on December 14TH in Chicago.
Rising singer-songwriter Jacob Whitesides and VRTIFY, the world’s first virtual and mixed reality music platform, announced today that they have created the first-ever channel that will deliver exclusive songs, video and live streaming virtual reality content for fans worldwide to experience Whitesides’ music in a truly unique and interactive way.
“I’m excited to provide my fans with the world’s first fully immersive VR journey,” said Jacob Whitesides. “Just when they thought they couldn’t get any closer, my fans will now be able to have a deeper connection to me and my music.”
In a speech given last week in the South Australian State Parliment, the Honorable John Gazzola, MLC, praised the unique work of Austin, Texas-based The House of Songs and Bella Vista, Arkansas – based The I’ll Fly Away Foundation for bringing together South Australian songwriters Dan Crannitch, Taasha Coates and Kelly Menhennett to complete unfinished songs begun by the late Albert E. Brumley, writer of the most recorded song in history, “I’ll Fly Away.”
“House of Songs pairs talented artists from different countries to facilitate unique song writing experiences and brilliant original work,” said Gazzola, congratulating the Australian writers “for being selected to represent Adelaide in a once in a lifetime international song writing exchange.”
AANYSA & SNAKEHIPS UNVEIL “BURN BREAK CRASH” MUSIC VIDEO
Multi-talented artist, Aanysa, in collaboration with coveted U.K. beat makers, Snakehips, premiered the music video for “Burn Break Crash” on VEVO. The music video for the track, which was released this past Friday, November 4th, and is Aanysa’s first single with RCA Records, is a perfect introduction to Aanysa, as it is jam-packed with stunning choreography and unique style, completely showcasing her numerous artistic skills.
CLRVYNT has debuted Minihorse’s new EP ‘Big Lack’, which will be out 11/11 via Friendship Fever. Included with the album stream is an exclusive interview with the band in which they talk about their worst job experience. Prior to the album stream the band had two singles “Blueblack”, which premiered on Brooklyn Vegan and “Drink You Dry” which premiered on All Things Go.
WATCH BETSY’S “WANTED MORE” VIDEO
Welsh artist Betsy has premiered her newest single/video “Wanted More.” Watch HERE. “Wanted More” follows the success of Betsy’s debut EP Fair and her recent breakout single “Lost & Found,” which has been supported by BBC’s Radio 1, Radio 2 and 6 Music, not to mention reaching Top 5 on Spotify’s Viral Charts in both the UK and US.
“‘Wanted More’ is about a model I dated,” Betsy explains with characteristic frankness. “Beautiful, but devious. His distant behavior all made sense when I discovered the swine was married!” The result is an anthem for the wronged party in a relationship, effortlessly pairing soulful brass and soaring vocals with more electronic, euphoric dance influences (or Dusty Springfield and Annie Lennox on one hand, and The Source or Blueboy on the other).
MAKAVELI” ANNIVERSARY GIFT FROM THE OUTLAWZ “SO MUCH PAIN”
“Makaveli” turned 20 this past Saturday and Ryan Elder and the remaining Outlawz thought it fitting to release one of the last recordings of Hussein Fatal as a tribute. The original recording was something Hussein and San Antonio producer, Ryan Elder of Elder Entertainment, LLC worked on together just prior to his tragic July 2015 death. After some much needed healing time, Ryan decided to rework the track with Ace1 and reached out to Young Noble and Edi A Mean who were anxious to put the finishing touches on it to honor their fallen comrade. Also making an appearance is Elder’s up-and-coming R&B artist, Mike Green, who you will be hearing much more from in the coming months.
Mirah releases protest video “No Guns No Guns” ahead of election
Brooklyn based songwriter Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has been creating incorruptible independent pop music since the late 1990’s. She has released over a dozen solo and collaborative recordings on K Records, Kill Rock Stars and various domestic and foreign independent labels.
She has performed with The Oregon Symphony, Contemporaneous Orchestra and The Black Cat Orchestra and has toured solo and with countless iterations of her own band in concert halls, music clubs and punk basements all across North America, Japan and Europe.
Houston, TX band Young Mammals have hit the point in their career where the novelty of a cool origin story or the clichéd struggles of a sophomore effort have come and gone. Now that they’re past that, they face a different sort of challenge. Their new LP, ‘Jaguar’, simply has to be the kind of record great enough to justify a continued existence in the sometimes harsh world of music.
Young Dolph – “Foreva” ft. T.I.
Young Dolph may have finally found the girl of his dreams. In the C-Note-produced song “Foreva” from his recently released project Rick Crack Baby, the self-proclaimed King of Memphis recruits T.I. to open up about their feelings towards their special someone while still keeping it real. The two rappers turn a motel room into a pop-up trap house and pledge their loyalty to the women who hold them down.
Lucidalabrador have just released “On Moustaches And Drinks” via Impose. This premiere follows the debut track, “Zelia,” both off their upcoming EP ‘Today Is A Good Day For Friendship,’ out on December 5th.
Lucidalabrador is the musical moniker of Pedro Caetano Leite, a new emerging act from the vibrant scene of South-East London, who crafted a sound that pays homage to early 2000’s synthpop-rock.
A recent Goldsmiths University graduate (Blur, James Blake); the Brazilian born composer united forces with a multi-cultured live band that originates from Germany, Italy and Czech Republic. The band now looks forward to releasing their new EP: ‘Today Is A Good Day For Friendship’ for which they drew influences from classic songwriters such as Grandaddy, Sparklehorse, Jeff Buckley, Tom Waits as well as modern acts such as Father John Misty and Kurt Vile.
Autoerotique continues to slay dancefloors worldwide with “Slew Dem,” a ruthless bass house tune complete with Auto’s signature pitched down vocals and crisp percussion patterns. The track is the second single from his forthcoming free EP Darker Things out on Dim Mak November 18th.
Singer, actress, and YouTube creator Lia Maria Johnson had the great honor of interviewing President Barack Obama. Their exclusive interview premiered today on Billboard.com who says, “Johnson fires away on topics ranging from climate change to healthy eating to Area 51- and she even gets the POTUS to admit he’d try going vegan if it weren’t for his fondness for “Friday night steak night” and burgers.” “I was talking to him like a friend,” says Lia in a video posted to her YouTube channel. “He’s so cool, he was so kind, so easy to talk to…but then I got down to business and I asked the hard-hitting journalist questions.”
Electronic Duo Broken Luxury Debut New Single
Broken Luxury is a New York City-based electronic music duo comprised of vocalist Joshua Reynolds and producer and instrumentalist Zach Golden. Although both members hail from Chicago, IL, the Broken Luxury story first began in Boston, MA, where the two first met as students in pursuit of musical mastery at the esteemed Berklee College of Music. From there, the instinctive chemistry between the two writers/composers evolved into the genesis of Broken Luxury. Even when Golden was based in New York City and Reynolds in Chicago, the duo wrote, produced, and published their debut album across the country, transcending the 1,000 miles between them. Since then, Broken Luxury has expanded their audience nationally and internationally, performing at Austin¹s SXSW Music Festival, New York¹s CMJ, and to a sold-out audience at the 2015 Electronic Beats Festival in Cologne, Germany.
In commemoration of its release, Decibel Magazine is pleased to bring fans the visual companion to Remind super boogie, road rager “Love Street.” “‘Love Street’ is the third track on our new record, Remind,” the band reflects of the tune. “It was the last track that got written and it’s also the shortest one on the record. But it shows off everything that CAPTAIN CRIMSON is all about! It’s got a heavy blues rock feeling with a groovy rhythm section, big chorus, a ripping guitar solo and bluesy vocals. In the video we try to capture the raw live feeling we had when we recorded the album and how much fun we have while playing together as CAPTAIN CRIMSON.”
Impose has premiered the video for “Strangers” the second single single off of Chris Bierden’s debut album ‘Invisible Boy’ out 11/11 via Totally Gross National Product.
Invisible Boy is a project fronted by Chris Bierden, bassist for Polica and vital contributor to many Minneapolis-based projects. Bierden has been preforming solo shows under the monikerInvisible Boy for the last 10 years. The name is taken from the title of a song by Vampire Hands, a beloved psych/punk band in which Bierden was a founding member. This is the firstInvisible Boy effort at arranging the material into fully formed songs.
DIRTY HEADS LAUNCH NEW SINGLE, ‘OXYGEN’
After kicking off the first leg of their headline U.S. Autumn tour last month, Dirty Heads unleash the video for Oxygen, their highly anticipated second single from their current self-titled album. With an easy tempo, and a low-key message of perseverance, the hip-hop infused song has already sky-rocketed to become the #1 most added song at US alternative radio added on impact at the likes of Alt 98.7, KDGE, WLKK, WEBN, KXTE, 89X and many more.
Directed and Produced by Collier Landry & Jared Watson, the video for Oxygen is a bit of a departure in aesthetic for the band. Lead vocalist Jared Watson explains, “We wanted to visually capture the vibe of the song. It’s very ethereal and a bit eerie, but also minimal at some points. We wanted to have that same feel. I referenced the Kill Bill fight scene where the lights turn off and it goes all blue and back lit with silhouettes. Its a song that I feel people will put their own meaning to and apply their own life experiences to, so we wanted the video to be vague enough to leave that open to the viewer and not put a story to it.”