“Lyrical neo-jazz” is a fitting description for Aubreylyn, the nineteen-year-old singer/songwriter and Bucks County, PA native. And the world will soon fall under her spell with the release of her forthcoming yet-to-be-titled album, as well as the singles “Portuguese” and “Motion R&B” – overseen by Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum engineer and producer David Ivory.
“I would describe my music as lyrical, neo jazz,” explains Aubreylyn. “The lyrics are the most important part of my music when writing; I have experiences and stories to share. I like to have a lot of fun playing around with cultural motifs as well! Both musically and lyrically, I’ve used French, Spanish, and Mediterranean influences, and most recently, I’ve written a song with an Irish ballad bridge.”
Wed 12/14/16 Boston, MA, at Brighton Music Hall
Thu 12/15/16 New York, NY, at Le Poisson Rouge
Fri 12/16/16 Philadelphia, PA, at Johnny Brenda’s
Sat 12/17/16 Washington, DC, at The Howard Theatre
Stereogum premieres election-themed Mainland track, ‘Empty Promises’
NYC-based indie rock quartet Mainland blend layer upon layer of rhythmic guitar so seamlessly that it seems that there are more than four people in the band. On their latest single “Empty Promises” they bend a little vintage fuzz, angsty tinges, and intricate drums that slyly build to a compelling crescendo. And fittingly on Election Day, frontman Jordan Topf sings of misplacing trust in people that promise the world with some poignant lyrics that ring truer on this supremely important day. Here’s what Topf had to say about the song:
“Empty Promises” is a song about expectations. Sometimes you put too much blind faith into people. Its a trap. Make the right decision today about the people in power.” – Stereogum
Electro-Funk Band KINKY Premiered A New Fun To Watch Video For “Macho”
Electro-funk band Kinky premiered a fun to watch video for Macho, a new song featured in the new film under the same title by director Antonio Serrano. The motion picture has the same name and is starred by Miguel Rodarte and Renato López.
The video for Macho was recorded a few weeks ago in Mexico City with the participation of the star actors of the film and the members of Kinky. In the midst of a fun party, they celebrate freedom and love without labels, maintaining the spirit of the film.
YOU ME AT SIX UNVEIL NEW SINGLE
“Give” has already earned immediate attention, with Dork hailing the track as “a sky high ballad,” adding, “‘Give’ draws to mind the stripped-back rawness that YOU ME AT SIX have delivered time and time again, the sort of anthem that’s born to be played to thousands of people.” “Taking the pace down a notch,” wrote Rock Sound, “‘Give’ shows a softer side to YOU ME AT SIX.”
COMMON SOULS LAY IT OUT SMOOTH WITH “ROOTS//HABIT”
From “Roots//Habit,” the second single off their Pyramids Lake EP, it isn’t hard to see why electronic R&B duo Common Souls won first place in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest last year. The two part track melts with liquid soul, shimmering with a poignancy resultant of the thoughtful lyricism and shining guitars throughout the downtempo track — and Ryan Yoo’s quietly lovely vocals captivate, especially as they escalate toward vivid harmony at the track’s conclusion. Overflowing with heart, “Roots//Habit” is a mesmerizing achievement for the new duo, its beauty born from the marriage between simplicity and authenticity.
Swedish GRAMMY Award-winning, platinum-certified rock ‘n’ roll duo JOHNOSSI unleash their brand new EP, Air Is Free [Republic Records], at all digital retailers today. Among the four tracks on the EP is the recently released title track, “Air is Free” which tempers a stadium-size beat with robust guitars and hypnotic vocals before crescendoing into an anthemic refrain. It’s received attention from both fans and legends alike, including Elton John who played the single on his Beats 1 radio show last week. The EP went straight into number 1 on the Swedish iTunes chart and features electrifying performances from commanding frontman John Engelbert and hard-hitting drummer Oskar “Ossi” Bonde.
Rebel Kind releases their new LP
Rebel Kind’s third full length Just For Fools is a thirteen song followup to 2014’s Today, featuring the reunion of singer-songwriter Autumn Wetli, and enduring rhythm section Shelley Salant and Amber Fellows. Just For Fools revisits some of the same themes of past records—romantic discontentment, mounting paranoia, a brief moment of confidence—with the distinct difference of choosing to uncrate the back-flipping demons in those feelings and give them a poke back. If Laurel Canyon and Today were for those who felt cursed, Just For Fools is a reclamation of control and the jubilant release of self-doubt from liars, gaslighters, and the rigmarole of daily life.
Today, platinum rap icon and business mogul, Rick Ross, has released an official statement elaborating on the details of his current dealings with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It has been reported that Rick Ross owes an estimated amount of $5.7 million dollars in back taxes.
When asked about the financial ordeal:
William “Rick Ross” Roberts II
“I’ve been fortunate enough to experience financial success on a large scale through both my music career and my many business ventures. With this type of financial success comes financial responsibility. As artists we are blessed to be able to make money, but on the same note, are held accountable for our federal tax obligations just like everyone else. I am fully aware of my current dealings with the IRS. This issue arose from an incorrect filing by a prior accountant for the 2012 tax year. My new team of accountants have corrected the prior filing, and as anyone who has dealt with the IRS understands, it is a process. We have already satisfied a large portion of these issues and I can assure you that we are working very closely with the IRS to bring a full resolution shortly and will continue moving forward in a positive direction!”
The Girl Folder ‘I’m Not Talking About Love Again’
Nothing says summer like a harmony driven, catchy pop song and The Girl Folder’s latest release, ‘I’m Not Talking About Love Again’ is destined to become a favourite at BBQs, parties and the beach this summer.
An epic, guitar driven pop song with synth lines from an 80s Korg Microkorg, and layers of vocal harmonies, ‘I’m Not Talking About Love Again’ is a live favourite at The Girl Folder’s gigs with a sing-a-long chorus of “I’m not talking about love again, because love blows my mind”.
THE MONEY WAR “RECALL”
“Recall” is the second single from forthcoming EP and was produced by Dylan who explains the song was written on the road in America – “Recall is about being tired of repetition. When we went traveling in the US I remembered all of the things I love about Perth, I just needed a change to remind me. It kind of felt like another part of the soundtrack of the road trip, written during a writing burst where I wrote 5 songs in a day.”
The new album by DELICATE STEVE arrives in stores this January 27th. In anticipation, you can currently watch a delightfully surrealistic video for the song “Cartoon Rock” courtesy of NPR Music.
Sian Cross Shares Emotional New Single Honouring National Anti-Bullying Week
Sian Cross stunned listeners with her recent releases, including On and On as well as Tell Anybody, which were praised by critics and fans alike. Sian is about to head out on tour, which includes dates supporting the wonderful Canadian artist Mishka Shubaly. He was described by Johnny Depp as “Forever a favourite – sublime!”. As a man of many talents, Mishka’s book skyrocketed into the New York Times Bestsellers List!
Now in its seventh year, the Small Steps Celebrity Shoe Auction is back and is live online at CharityStars.com until Sunday 20th November 2016. Hundreds of celebrities around the world are taking a small step by donating their very own signed shoes to help support barefoot children living on landfill sites.
Among this year’s participating celebrities are Kate Moss, Chris Martin and Coldplay, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson, Oprah Winfrey, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, Joan Smalls, Alesha Dixon, Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas, Bastille, Bonnie Wright, Brian May, Caryn Franklin, Ant and Dec, Dita Von Teese, Foals, Grimes, Helena Christensen, Jack Garratt, Jess Glynne, Jonny Wilkinson, KT Tunstall, Lisa Kudrow, Madness, Maria Sharapova, Matt Le Blanc, Mel C, Michelle Collins, Muse, Olly Murs, Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, Rod Stewart, Rupert Graves and Annie Lennox.
Founder and CEO Amy Hanson says: “We are always blown away by the support that celebrities show us, and this year once again the response has been truly phenomenal. These celebrity donors are really using their status to help create awareness for children in poverty.”
CharityStars’ MD Robert Robinson said: “Our aim is to deliver impacting and sustainable fundraising solutions for the non-profit sectors so we are delighted to be running this auction for Small Steps and hope to raise lots of money for a fantastic cause.”
The Ramona Flowers unveil video for new single ‘Start To Rust’
Fresh from wowing audiences as main support to White Lies on their recent European tour, UK based five piece The Ramona Flowers release a stunning new video to accompany their latest single ‘Start To Rust’.
Taken from the band’s recently released second album ‘Part Time Spies’, the gliding ‘Start To Rust’ sees vocalist Steve Bird trying to make sense of a doomed relationship.
In reaction to the events of last night, Roya shared a song and video named “End Times” via Brooklyn Vegan.
Lead singer Rahill Jamilifard accompanied the politically charged track and video with the following statement:
“I wrote this song almost a year ago on the eve of a heightened political regression that I felt was happening both in and outside of America. At the time there was a lot of unjust violence happening between cops and minorities, there was also a universal backlash of even more hatred towards different groups of people who were religiously, ethnically, and politically divided. I made this video out of that frustration, using a montage of footage from one hundred years of our worlds violent and disturbing history.”
Dangerouz and Grimey Grooves Records team up for ‘Here We Go’
Since exploding onto the North American clubbing circuit, McAllen based DJ and producer Dangerouz has become a household name across the nation, thanks to his infectious and energetic productions combined with his perfectly crafted DJ sets. With multiple Beatport Top 100 hits under his belt, it won’t be long before he is joining the industry’s elite at the top of the EDM ladder.
NOISE TRAIL IMMERSION streaming new album in full via Terrorizer Magazine
Italian math metallers NOISE TRAIL IMMERSION are streaming their latest effort “Womb” via Terrorizer Magazine.
The band comments: “‘Womb’ is our personal attempt to make an album starting from a very simple idea in our mind: representing chaos in the darkest way possible. In order to do that, we tried to blend Math Metal, Chaotic Hardcore and Black Metal, mixing gloomy harmonies with complex rhythmic structures and trying to get the listener to a journey into pain and insanity, which was from the beginning our primary intent when we started writing this record.”
Kansas City, MO’s emotive singer-songwriter Mat Shoare is pleased to share the video for “I Want Love” available on his latest full-length Waking Up Is Hard To Do. Available now, Waking Up… showcases Shoare’s songwriting at its most vulnerable and personal. Check out the video
Impose Magazine claims “…hits all of the hot buttons.” Adding to the offering, Shoare will embark on a national tour kicking off December 1, 2016 in Lawrence, KS.
JIBE Releases Powerful Lyric Video For New Track “The Human Condition”
Legendary Dallas, Texas Rock band JIBE have returned from their long hiatus with a lyric video for the title track off their upcoming LP, The Human Condition. Produced by Matt Noveskey and mixed by Grammy award winning producer/engineer Toby Wright at Orb Recording Studios in Austin, TX, the record features ten blistering rock tracks that take the listener on an uncertain voyage of all-encompassing highs… and self-indulgent lows. Originally premiered on Revolver Magazine on Tuesday 11/8/2016, “The Human Condition” truly reflects the seemingly endless struggle we face as Mother-Earth’s most dominant species.
CHEENA SHARES “LOST MY WAY” MUSIC VIDEO
NYC rockers Cheena recently released their debut LP Spend The Night With… this past August on Sacred Bones Records. They’ve been playing a great deal locally, toured the West Coast with a stop at the Berserktown Festival in Los Angeles and now to top off the year the band is finally taking their gritty and undeniably catchy punk overseas this week.
Robin Pak has created a music video for the band by utilizing claymation, calling back to the videos you’d see late night on MTV in the ’90s. A dog struts through various psychedelic transformative scenes. Watch the video below and catch the band on tour now!
Moth Wings Release Ridiculous, Lo-fi Music Video for “I Used To Hate Myself”
The lo-fi, Texas-based artist Moth Wings has released a new music video for his latest single “I Used To Hate Myself.” The fast-paced, self-loathing track is accompanied by a dingy, 90’s style video that vocalist Spencer Fort refers to as an “anti-video.”
“The first time I saw a music video I thought it was distracting and overbearing,” says Fort. “I never really watched them as I grew up with music. I did however slowly watch it take over the industry and become seemingly more important than the song playing underneath. When it came down to this particular song, I wanted to make sure I didn’t play to the overproduced visual world we know now, and decided to strip it down to its bare bone. That’s why it’s as ridiculous and lo fi of a video as it is. Anything more would have just been hollow.”
DANGERS SHARE FRENETIC ‘KISS WITH SPIT’ VIDEO VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN
Los Angeles’ DANGERS have released a video for The Bend in the Break single, ‘Kiss With Spit.’ The video, directed by Ricky Lesser and Mitch Wells, sees the band breaking down all barriers between them and their audience. Watch the ‘Kiss With Spit’ video here:
“This entire record is about inhabiting interstitial spaces — physical, psychological, and emotional states which exist between two poles. This song in particular is about the landscape between love and pain, sex and violence, masculinity and femininity, heterosexuality and homosexuality, aggression and tenderness, the gamut of which we regularly experience during our shows. How strange is it that anywhere else I would be enraged, but that during our shows I can be punched, hit, spit on and leave feeling as though something wonderful just happened?” – Al Brown IV, vocalist
DESPITE premiere new music video ‘Awakening’ via Metal Injection
Sweden’s progressive melodic death metal masters DESPITE have partnered with Metalinjection.net to premiere a new music video for ‘Awakening’. This is the second video from their debut album ‘Synergi’ which was released on July 22. ‘Awakening’ tackles the topic of “poisonous political convictions” on the day after the U.S. presidential election. The video was directed by Joel Nilsson of Maluha Media and filmed in the remote badlands of Vasterlanda, Sweden.
Danny Worsnop – “Mexico”
Danny Worsnop is a Metalcore vocalist who served as the frontman for the Metalcore pioneers, Asking Alexandria. He later became the lead singer of We Are Harlot, a hard rock supergroup. He has also provided vocals for songs by groups like I See Stars, With One Last Breath, Breathe Carolina and Memphis May Fire. The 26 year old recently reunited with Asking Alexandria, but he still pursues his own music. With his successful solo project, Danny Worsnop matures effortlessly into blues rock/outlaw country territory on his solo debut album, ‘The Long Road Home’.
Raven Lord – “Hail to the Gods”
Heavy Metal weights RAVEN LORD featuring EXORCISM’s and METAL MACHINE’s CSABA ZVEKAN (vocals) as well as JOE STUMP on lead guitars will release the sophomore album DOWN THE WASTELAND on December 13th. 2016 through DREAM RECORDS.
The record was produced, mixed and mastered by CSABA ZVEKAN at TOTAL MASTER SOUND, Münchenstein, SWITZERLAND.
This November GABRIELLE APLIN returns with a irresistibly catchy and resonant new single ‘Miss You’ the lead track from her upcoming EP of the same name.
Driven by an underlying piano line Aplin’s vocals glide over the lush instrumentation with a vocal delivery that is both smooth and self assured. Co-written by Aplin ‘Miss You’ was produced by Mike Spencer who has worked on the likes of Snakehips, Rudimental Emeli Sande, Ellie Goulding, Jack Garratt and produced Aplin’s debut album ‘English Rain’. (2013)
English Rain’ now certified Gold in the UK contained a slew of UK top 10 singles including Please Don’t Say You Love Me, Panic Cord, Home, Salvation and Gabrielle’s unforgettable cover of ‘The Power Of Love’ which reached #1 in the UK chart.
RISK RELAY: New Jersey Quartet Issues “The Meeting” At New Noise Magazine
New Jersey’s RISK RELAY — now just over a week from releasing their fourth full-length, As We Descend, through Nefarious Industries – offer a new preview of the record with, “The Meeting,” through a premiere of the song at New Noise Magazine.
The theme of As We Descend is inspired by the late nineteenth-century science fiction novel by John Uri Lloyd, Etidorhpa, which depicts the story of a man banished to an alternate world within the center of the Earth. Offers RISK RELAY with the new single, “The Meeting” is the story of the restless mind of Llewellyn Drury, alone in his 1850s Cincinnati apartment, trying to find meaning through a dimly lit library of ancient texts as choking clouds of coal soot exhale against his window panes. The feeling of complete isolation descends like the creeping city murk but a restless mind conjures a white bearded phantom to impart the secrets of hidden science.”
Latest Installment Of CVLT Nation’s Compilation Series
CVLT Nation is proud to present the next in their ongoing covers compilation series, The CVLT Nation Sessions, with BATHORY’s infamous self-titled debut album. This legendary full-length is up for exclusive streaming and free download on CVLTNation.com. For their latest offering, CVLT Nation has brought together nine bands to pay tribute to one of black metal’s greats: Meka, Grave Coven, Plagues, True Love, Expander, Worsen, Morast, Ultha, and Fever Nest.
One-man orchestra The Micronaut has released a new music video for “Pyramid,” the first single from full-length Forms (December 9th). The Micronaut believes forms and shapes can be seen everywhere, and makes you believe that, too, with the kaleidoscopic video turning usually humdrum images of a cityscape into mesmerizing configurations.
The Micronaut is German multi-instrumentalist and producer Stefan Streck. Broken bass rhythms and catchy melodies characterize his sound, resembling a collage of electronica, samples, and live guitar. Riffs evolve and are passed to synthesizer keys, note by note. A peculiar dynamic arises – a merging.
OnCue Releases New Track “On and Off”
Quickly rising NYC based Rap Artist, OnCue, is back with yet another sensational track from his highly-anticipated EP You Knew All Along. Today, he releases “On and Off”, a melodic and seductive ode to a serious sexual interest. The new track comes shortly after the release of 43 “GOD”, an impressive cover of Bon Iver’s 33 “GOD” that OnCue released virally for his fans. On October 26, he premiered “SIP”, the first unreleased track from You Knew All Along, with Billboard. It was just announced that “3AM”, also from the project, has reached over 100K plays on Spotify. Watch the nostalgic 80’s inspired music video here. OnCue, who has been working with distinguished producer Just Blaze over the past few years, is signed to Blaze’s Rebel Base Industries Label and will be releasing You Knew All Along on Friday, November 11, 2016.
The Rolling Stones Release Official Video For “Hate To See You Go”
“Loaded with attitude and wide enough to offer Keith Richards room to peel off stinging licks opposite Mick Jagger’s vocals and harmonica, the song — like the album’s first offering, “Just Your Fool” — delivers everything fans could expect from a Stones blues LP.” – Ultimate Classic Rock
Human Buoy – “Fields” single
Human Buoy started life as a growing collection of ideas in the hard drive of Ben McDonald’s brain and has continued into a collaborative merry go round of experiments.
Ben McDonald is also a member of Dream Rimmy and Shiny Joe Ryan, has played bass with Pond, Peter Bibby, The Love Junkies, Grace Woodroofe and Sugarpuss (which would later spawn Methyl Ethel). The live band includes Malcolm Clark (co-founder of Sleepy Jackson), Jamie Terry (Pond) and Stella Donnelly.
Rhian Sugden appears in The 27’s debut music video ‘Call Me A Friend’
British rock four-piece The 27 are set to release their rootsy debut single ‘Call Me A Friend’, which has been produced by The Next Room (Lady Leshurr, Snoop Dogg) and marks a meeting of authentic vintage and forward thinking contemporary sounds.
The video for Call Me A Friend, which was filmed in Amy Winehouse’s former Camden house, features Page 3 model Rhian Sugden’s debut as a ‘lovie’ and the contents of a dressing up box.
Palace Share New Video For ‘It’s Over’
PALACE’s latest single, the ornate, broken paean ‘It’s Over’ now has an accompanying video – a viewing equally as delicate; watch the clip, which was directed by Maxim Kelly (Boxed In, Zola Blood, FEWS) below. When frontman Leo Wyndham wrote the track, he had no idea that it would become an unknowing prediction of the heartbreak to come and that the album – which tackles loss, love, and the shifting tides of human emotion with both power and restraint – would take on a darker relevance. “Two or three of the songs were almost predictions,” Leo says ruefully. “They are about things that had never happened to me in a relationship but have all kind of come true.”
Alternative female rockers The Franklys release new single
The Franklys play a mixture of garage, heavy rock and punk and provide their audience with an action packed live show full of energy, frenetic guitar riffs and a swarm of blurred hair. Their debut album will hit stores in spring 2017, and until then they are going out to do what they do best, with the promise to those attending the Airbourne dates to “expect some bad neck-pains the day after from waaaay too much headbanging”
To celebrate the tour, The Franklys release the first single from their forthcoming debut album; the frantic and blistering ‘Castaway’.
The Drum&BassArena Awards have 15 categories in total, 13 of which are voted for strictly by the public and are still open to voting until midnight GMT November 16. Each category has already enjoyed tens of thousands of votes from corners of the bass-loving globe in the first round of votes throughout October. With 330% participation increase on previous years, this year’s Drum&BassAwards campaign is already the biggest and most successful so far.
A week now remains for voters to pledge support for their favourites in the second and final part of the voting stage: the top 10 nominees from the first round are now in the running in each category. Each nominee list reflects just how vast and global the genre has become over the years with a variety of international artists represented and a full scope of the scene’s many subgenres. Visit awards.breakbeat.co.uk to see who’s been nominated in all categories. Voting remains open until midnight GMT November 16.
Tickets are still available for the ceremony itself. Complete with brand’s iconic yellow carpet, the event welcomes industry figures and jungle fans alike as Electric Brixton becomes home to the whole community for one extra night.