Much to the excitement of prog fans worldwide, Esquire featuring Nikki Squire, the first wife of Chris Squire from YES, has released their first new album in several years! On their new release “No Spare Planet”, the band has championed a unique and sophisticated sound and they have straddled traditional music boundaries and essentially unleashed an innovative style of progressive rock that is varied, accessible and modern.
Esquire is now set to extend their musical legacy with this 3rd studio album. Comprising of nine unreleased songs, the last that Nikki Squire and Nigel McLaren wrote together before Nigel’s untimely passing in 2015.
Third String Festivals is proud to announce the 10th Anniversary celebration of So What?! Music Festival taking place March 24th-26th. To celebrate this occasion in the biggest way possible, they will be taking over multiple venues in Deep Ellum on Friday, March 24th to kick off the weekend and then bring some of the best names in the scene to AirHogs Stadium (formerly known as QuikTrip Park) on Saturday and Sunday (March 25th and 26th). The festival will feature lots of 10 year album celebrations as well as the best current popular bands in the scene! The Deep Ellum shows will feature intimate “secret shows” from some of the festivals headliners as well plenty of other bands! Festival Owner/Founder Mike Ziemer had this to say about the festival:
“When I started my business it was just something I was doing for fun, but creating So What?! Music Festival is what made it a career. This festival is a year round commitment to our fans to produce an event that’s worth them coming from all 50 states and over a dozen countries. This festival is their festival and over the last 10 years, the bands that have worked their way from a small local band to a main stage headliner is incredible. This 10 year is our chance to bring some bands back to life, celebrate some 10 year albums, and continue showcasing bands that have been with us since day one of their careers. To be able to bring this event to Deep Ellum and the Ballpark is the the best way we could possibly celebrate everything that this festival was, is, and will be.”
Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Record Store Day ambassadors Metallica will celebrate the release of their forthcoming album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct with fans and independent record stores around the world as part of Blackened Friday.
Starting on Thursday November 17th, 100 independent record stores will open at Midnight to sell the new album. Stores will be stocked with music, prizes and additional limited edition exclusive items to give away free with purchase. On Friday the 18th during their normal business hours, stores around the world will be hosting Blackened Friday events with music and giveaways of limited edition items. All items available while supplies last. Contact your local store for details.
Mack 11 Drops A Fun, New Video for “Swaggin”
Check out the latest video released from a rising Chicago hustler turned rapper, Mack 11. His new single and video Swaggin is pretty dope and is also a great depiction of the smooth style and street edge that the artist is bringing to the industry.
SILENT T “COUNT IT UP”
“”I first heard Swift’s music from J-Mac, who I worked with on ‘Remember My Name’,” says T about the single. “In every song, his hooks were always catchy with this dope combo of rapping and singing. They caught my ear right away. I was working on a club record, got to the hook, and put two and two together. Reached out, he was vibing, and the rest is history.”
JUPITER FALLS ARE BACK WITH MASSIVE NEW SINGLE
UK Hard Rockers Jupiter Falls are back with the first single from their upcoming second album “Faces In The Sand Part One”
The track features guest vocals from Chris Clancy of Wearing Scars & Mutiny Within who have previously been signed to Roadrunner Records in the USA.
The single “This Is A War We Can Not Win” shows just how much progression Jupiter Falls have made since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album “Revolution” in 2015 with its huge anthemic sound and master musicianship which litters the new album from the very first second.
Philthy Rich – “Same N*gga” (Remix)
Even though Philthy Rich hustled his way into a good living, he’s never abandoned Seminary, the neighborhood in East Oakland he calls home. Welcoming New Orleans rappers Young Greatness and Magnolia Chop to the corner of 62nd and Hayes, Philthy brings out his block and his most expensive cars for “Same N*gga” (Remix) his latest video. Showing off his Rolls, his Benz, his Maybach, and a bright red boxframe Cadillac, Philthy stunts in a solid gold track jacket with 20 of his best friends. “Same N*gga” (Remix) originally appeared on the February release of Real N*ggas Back in $tyle, and serves as an ideal appetizer for Hood Rich 4, Philthy’s third solo full-length of 2016, coming out this Friday, November 18th.
Orchards unveil dexterous math-pop ode to bees, ‘Honey’
Combining left field experimentation with pop sensibilities, Brighton’s Orchards unveil new single ‘Honey’, out 18th November.
Once again recording with engineer/producer Thomas Le Beau Morley (Wolf Alice, Three Trapped Tigers, Delta Sleep), Orchards have further honed their skittish math-pop sound, where intricate guitars and drums provide the bed on which Lucy Evers’ vocals thrive, before a stunning, spaced-out release signals a thrilling climax.
Martina McBride and DAV Help Veterans and Their Families“Pick Up Where They Left Off”
Multiple Grammy award nominee Martina McBride, and DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a nonprofit that provides a lifetime of support for our nation’s veterans, are collaborating this holiday season to help veterans and their families pick up where they left off.
Returning to civilian life after military service can be extremely challenging, but veterans and their families can thrive with the right resources.
McBride and DAV are joining forces to raise awareness about veterans’ issues and to educate America on how they can support the men and women who served. McBride is dedicating her song, “We’ll Pick Up Where We Left Off,” to bring greater awareness to America’s 22 million veterans. As part of the collaboration, deserving veterans across the country will get a special surprise at stops on McBride’s Love Unleashed Tour, where they will receive VIP tickets to her concert and a backstage meet and greet with the artist.
New Jersey based Metalcore band Negative Sky has released the Official Music Video for “The Dark Unknown,” off of their upcoming album PLACID BLACK. Originally premiered on Revolver Magazine, “The Dark Unknown” was directed by Tommy Monahan at Bob Pantella’s House of Sonic Love in Keyport, New Jersey.
Brandt Brauer Frick gets remixed by DJ Tennis
Berlin dance trio Brandt Brauer Frick recently released their latest album ‘Joy,’ via Because Music. This week album standout “You Can Buy My Love” gets remixed by DJ Tennis. Download the track free of charge over at XLR8R and on SoundCloud.
Henry Hall Premieres “My Friends Don’t Like Me” EP
The Wild Honey Pie has shared Henry Hall’s new EP entitled ‘My Friends Don’t Like Me’. Prior to the Ep’s release Henry premiered two singles “Dream Lover” and “Wyoming”.
Big Surr announces upcoming debut full-length ‘In Business’
In the center of landlocked Tennessee there is a basin at the bottom of which sits Nashville, where humidity settles in on the city like a sweatbox and Big Surr dream of beaches. Borne in an Ohio basement and raised below the Mason-Dixon line, this ebullient five piece, led by frontwoman Helen Van, has been cooling the Middle Tennessee region with their special brand of summer bummer fuzz pop for years. In 2010, Big Surr released their Miss You Most EP on RAD FRNDS and, in 2012, their Baked + Bruised 7-inch on Infinity Cat. They quickly became mainstays in the burgeoning Nashville DIY scene and garnered comparisons to the likes of the Jesus and Mary Chain, Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls and Camera Obscura meets Dinosaur Jr.
Devilskin Release Official Music Video for Second Single Off of Sophomore Album, “Pray”
Popular New Zealand based hard rock band Devilskin has released the Official Music Video for the second single off of their second studio album, “Pray”. The video was directed by Tim Van Dammen on location in Hamilton, New Zealand, with the album recorded at Modern World Recording studio in the UK with Producer Clint Murphy (with whom they recorded their No 1, Platinum selling debut album We Rise). Be Like the River is available to stream on Spotify and Google Play, and download on iTunes.
Acclaimed sideman Travis Linville to release ‘UP AHEAD’ on FEBRYUARY 3
There’s something inexplicably authentic about Oklahoma’s Travis Linville, and it’s carried him from dive bars and classrooms to “The Tonight Show” and esteemed theaters and festivals across the globe. A gifted instrumentalist, Linville is known for his work as a sideman with Hayes Carll but moves to the front of the stage to release his new full length, Up Ahead, out February 3, 2017. The album is currently available for pre-order in all formats (including vinyl ) at PledgeMusic, paired with exclusive items such as a disposible camera, a mixtape, lyric sheets and even a Yacht performance! You have to supply the yacht, though.
Travis Linville produced Up Ahead in a small studio in Norman, OK, essentially in reverse. “I had a bunch of half-written songs, and in some cases just musical road maps, so I brought some musicians into the studio for a marathon live tracking to songs they didn’t know—and I didn’t either at that point. The idea was to create a musical track for me to write over to finish out the songs.” The result is a gorgeously melodic roots album that gives priority to the song.
Elektra/Atlantic recording group Kaleo have announced a new run of North American dates, including Lake Buena Vista, FL; Calgary, AB, Canada; Vancouver, BC, Canada; two Seattle, WA dates; and San Francisco, CA. Judah & The Lion will support on all dates except Lake Buena Vista, FL. The dates are in addition to Kaleo’s tour supporting the Lumineers, running February 28-March 31, 2017.
Von Sell “Miss Me”
NYC-based electropop artist Von Sell is the son of Israeli singer Esther Ofarim and German filmmaker Philipp von Sell. Though born in New York City, he moved to Hamburg, Germany at the age of 2, where he was raised. He began making bedroom pop at the age of 18. After high school he did stints at the British Academy of New Music and Humboldt University in Berlin before finally moving stateside to Boston to study music at Berklee College of Music, majoring in “Contemporary Writing and Production” and studying the piano. From there, he made the musician’s pilgrimage to Brooklyn in 2012.
MARUJAH RELEASE NEW HOLIDAY SINGLE “ECHATE UN TAMAL ESTA NAVIDAD”
The San Diego-based ska, punk, and cumbia band Marujah release their new holiday single and video “Echate Un Tamal Esta Navidad” (“Eat a Tamale This Christmas”). Featuring guest artist Dr. Shenka from renowned Mexican ska and rock band Panteón Rococó, the song is an energetic ode to the Mexican and Latino holiday tradition of preparing and consuming tamales. Enzo Villaparedes, also a member from Panteón Rococó, collaborated with the musical arrangements for the song. The single is available in music video format as well as on all digital platforms.
Equal parts rock, reggae, Latin, punk, and stoner rock, the originally based in Nashvile, Tenesse, Marujah has been mesmerizing fans with pulse-pounding live sets and hard-hitting bilingual releases since 2008. The five-piece band has performed with renowned alternative artists from Latin America in both the United States and Mexico including Julieta Venegas, Bomba Estéreo, Panteón Rococó, El Tri, and Inspector. Their most recent album Guerrero was released in 2015 and features the hit single “Realidad”.
Duende – [duen-de] (noun) 1. a quality of inspiration and passion 2. A heightened sense of emotion, expression and authenticity 3. a spirit.
Austin quintent The Band of Heathens have announced their new album Duende, to be released on January 13th. The group recently premiered their new song “Trouble Came Early” with Relix. The group describes how the inspiration for the song “came about from reading A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage, after a strange night out we had in a bar after a show. Some guy who was blacked-out drunk ended up pulling a knife and coming after us. Fortunately everybody made it out alive, and a seed was planted for the classic character who can’t escape the call of the bars.”
Sugarstarr debut on Jango Music with ‘The Jam’
Berlin superstar, Sugarstarr, has received Gold and Platinum awards in a career which has already spanned more than 15 years. Having previously released on labels such as Ministry Of Sound, Subliminal, Positive, Defected and even Sony, Sugarstarr now bolsters the Jango Music ranks which adds further strength and credibility to an already mammoth House music label.
ATTLAS New Single “Blood Work” Out Now via mau5trap
Coming off the recent success of 5-track EP Bloom, Canadian DJ/producer ATTLAS announces the release of his latest track “Blood Work” featuring Chelsea Jade, out now via mau5trap. In keeping with the artist’s signature style, “Blood Work” uses a soft melody to create a wistful mood full of smooth chords complemented by breathy vocals. With natural storytelling ability, ATTLAS uses sound to build a world that encourages peace and relaxation with a touch of mystery.
WYLDLIFE to release ‘OUT ON YOUR BLOCK’ on Jan 20
Straight out of NYC, WYLDLIFE’s bright and brash rock & roll attitude updates ’70s punk, glam and garage rock for the modern age. On the heels of two self-released albums and fast, loud shows which quickly established them as live favorites up and down the east coast, this four-piece outift is poised to rock far and wide with the January 20 release of Out On Your Block, their first with Wicked Cool Records
One of the first releases in Wicked Cool’s new partnership with The Orchard, Out On Your Block was recorded in Atlanta on a shoestring budget but marks a big sonic leap forward for the group, never compromising its charmingly ragged aesthetic. Their loud yet melodic sound found a well-connected fan in Steven Van Zandt, E Street Band guitarist, host of Little Steven’s Underground Garage and proprietor of Wicked Cool Records.
Vomitstep fans rejoice: Botnek and Snails are here with their highly anticipated Dim Mak single “ur 2 cool.” In a 128 BPM whirlwind of genre-smashing sounds, the two forward-thinking artists entwine heavy bass patches with snarling growl shots in a surefire festival mainstage anthem. “ur 2 cool” has already received live support from Skrillex, DJ Snake, Knife Party, TJR, and The Chainsmokers.
Barenaked Ladies are hitting the road next spring with a tour that kicks off in Albany on April 21st. This leg will include stops in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Minnesota, South Dakota, Colorado, and more. Most tickets go on sale Friday, November 18th. Any exceptions are noted below. All dates will also include a VIP Premium Ticket package available for purchase.
NEED Premier ‘Rememory’ Animated Music Video
Greek prog metal/rock band NEED released an animated music video for ‘Rememory’, the song is taken from their forthcoming fourth album “Hegaiamas: a song for freedom”, due out on January 17, 2017. The video was created by Haris Kountouris – HK Visual Creations and can be viewed here.
Bearson releases his latest work “One Step At A Time,” out now on Ultra Music. The song features relative new comer Natalola, a songwriter turned singer, on the vocals. Like previous singles “Pink Medicine,” “Want You,” and “Imposter,” “One Step At A Time” keeps in line with the Norwegian producer’s trademark pop / electronic crossover style.
FRND “STICKS AND STONES”
Former Sousaphone enthusiast and native to one of the first American colonies, FRND (pronounced Friend), makes music that connects with people. By day, video-game enthused couch dweller, by night idiot-savant, sugar-fueled extrovert, FRND is the soundtrack of your life. With his “love each other” but “go f*** yourself” range of emotional themes and minimalist production, the songs are real and relatable.
“Sticks and stones is about ending a relationship but the more you try to move on, the more you can’t forget. You go through the motions of shutting someone out but they are still that one person you can’t let go of.” – FRND
Jeen (real name Jeen O’Brien) has been on a musical journey that clearly informed her surprising debut album Tourist (Deluxe Edition) in 2015, and continues on a brightly hued path for the new album Modern Life, set for a December 9th release date. While it’s true that she is a collaborator with Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning in the band Cookie Duster, where she provides her distinctly intoxicating vocals, Jeen has developed a style uniquely her own.
Anabel Englund Releases Debut Single + Music Video for “London Headache”
Following a number of high profile features on tracks by Hot Natured (Lee Foss, Jamie Jones, Luca C & Ali Love) and playing a pivotal part in the success of Pleasure State with Lee Foss and MK, LA-based singer/songwriter Anabel Englund is now ready to unleash her debut solo single. “London Headache” is Anabel’s first ever appearance on Defected Records and shines a light on the outstanding versatility and ability as an artist in her own right.
Danish Duo Feel Freeze drop new single with Ominous synths
Danish electro-pop duo going by the name of Feel Freeze are set to break waves in the UK whilst continuing their successful rise back in Denmark. Scandinavian music is a treasure trove for new talent and Feel Freeze are the perfect example of this, following in the footsteps of the likes of The Knife and Lykke Li- there are big things coming for this dreamy pop pair. The duo consisting of Mathias Vinther Liholt and Raymonde Gaunoux have received praise for their memorable live performances, supporting the likes of Thomas Dybdahl and Cymbals Eat Guitars. This included GAFFA raving about the band’s performance, that they deliver “so much musical energy, that they can barely contain it”.
Today Permit has shared “Track #6” via Brooklyn Vegan. It is the second single off their upcoming debut EP entitled “Vol. 1”, out 12/2 via Fat Possum Records.
Scotland’s THE BROKEN RAVENS Revive Alt-Rock N’ Roll with New Self-Titled EP
Gritty, heavy and everything that you could want in alternative rock n’ roll, Scotland’s THE BROKEN RAVENS combine the heaviness of bands like Mastodon and Clutch with the grunge-rock sensibility of Soundgarden, wrapped in a package all their own. The band has amassed quite a following in their home country, performing countless shows and gaining the respect from local media, radio and fans. THE BROKEN RAVENS are poised to break out in the United States with their upcoming self-titled EP, which they will release independently on February 10, 2017. You can pre-order the EP via iTunes.
Check out the THE BROKEN RAVENS’ fast-paced and hard-hitting new single for “Calling of the Hounds”, which offers an accurate representation of what you can expect to hear on the band’s new EP. The video was filmed by Kenny Stewart at Moja TV.
Los Angeles-based musician Alina Bea has shared her new single “Take A Bite” with Ones To Watch. The track is part of singles due in November on New Professor Music and is available to order now at the New Professor Bandcamp Store. Ones To Watch says, “The singer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer has developed a multi-dimensional brand of progressive pop music that permeates through various personal and societal issues. Her debut EP, Live Undone, depicted the devastating dissolution of her old band and her relationship, and ‘Take A Bite’ signifies a re-introduction of Alina in all her glory.”
Over the years East Atlanta aka Zone 6 has developed a reputation for producing some of the most talked about rappers in Hip-Hop today. But while there are a host of entertainers on the front line, behind the scenes a street hustler and infamous business man Mojo has been connecting the dots year after year for artists like Gucci Mane, Young Scooter and others.
This East Atlanta Zone 6 entertainer has played the background as far as running a label but has remained street legend over the years helping the careers of some of your favorite rappers funding their projects and dreams to be rappers.
Norwegian Arms Premieres New Track “Find Truth”
Six years, two EPs and one album since his Siberian sojourn, Keith Birthday of Norwegian Arms has turned his focus away from the confines of his tiny apartment in the Taiga which largely informed the songs on Wolf Like a Stray Dog. That doesn’t mean that the sunny folk music generated by his time in Tomsk, Russia has become any less relevant, or that the sound has changed drastically. Instead, it’s morphed from real-time cultural awe and suffering to nostalgia, and while the memories remain, new ones have taken their place. That being said, nothing has, or perhaps ever will, replace the childhood mandolin on which these songs are written, perhaps the only constant in this ever-evolving project.
“We held a contest to see who could come up with the most creative and inspiring visual take on the song. The only criteria was that they shoot it themselves on an iPhone or have a friend shoot it,” says Pete Yorn. “Of all the submissions, Flavia Lucini’s entry inspired us the most in its original and colorful interpretation. She directed it herself in a very DIY fashion. We think Flavia really captured the spirit of the song and couldn’t be happier to share this with everyone. Stay weird!”
Rayon (Notwist’s Markus Acher) shares nostalgic video for “Kona”
As the name suggests, the spaces between notes here are treated with as much gravity as the notes themselves – arpeggios spiralling upwards, conflicting yet interlocking in a dizzying overlap of time signatures. An obvious reference point is Javanese gamelan, with its ensemble of hand-beaten metallophones and bamboo flutes, pulling in all directions at once and yet, like a starling murmuration, maintaining shape as one, rippling whole. Today, Acher shared the nostalgic video for “Kona” with FLOOD Magazine.
As prolific as he is prodigious, Max Styler delivers his impressive debut album Heartache. Tugging at the heartstrings with each profound tune, Styler creates epic, emotive soundscapes throughout the project’s entirety. The 9-song project features collaborations with Luciana, KARRA, CXLOE, Devault, and Colt Matthews, who lends his soulful vocals to a refreshing acoustic version of the title track.
Oslo based duo Anna of the North unveil the video for their single “Us” – a delicate and ethereal visual accompaniment to the song, which has been streamed over 3 million times on Spotify.
The fascinatingly fragmented, synth-driven follow up to previous singles “Sway”, “The Dreamer” and “Baby”; “Us” delves deeper into Anna of the North’s lore and emotion, dusk into evening and all the promise — good and bad — that night brings.
J. Stalin – “Cindafella” ft. Young Doe
It’s the classic fairy tale: Cinderella transforms for an evening from a beleaguered servant into an elegant princess in order to win her Prince Charming. However, as Bay Area rapper J. Stalin proves, there is a fair amount of deception that goes unmentioned in that ages old story. The latest video single from On Behalf of the Streets 2, “Cindafella” inverts the famous tale, with Stalin playing the titular character over a lush instrumental courtesy of The Mekanix with twinkling keys, rubbery bass, and angelic vocal samples. Featuring an appearance from Denver’s Young Doe, the video finds Stalin in a tropical resort with video vixen September Reign, basking under palm trees and relaxing in a hammock. Though it might seem as if Stalin is the perfect gentleman, the West Oakland veteran has other intentions in mind. Explains J. Stalin, “she thinks she’s spending the night with Prince Charming, but I turn into a dirtbag at midnight.”
Today, electronic pop duo Cavegreen releases their newest single “Witches Dream,” alongside a luminous music video.
“Witches Dream,” has a dreamy dance vibe to it. The song focuses on the night, dreaming, and exploring these themes. The music video shows ethereal views from the Pacific Northwest, where Cavegreen hails from. The first versions of the song were very slow until Cavegreen decided it should be something you can dance to late at night, something that wakes you up and gets your heart beating.
TOY Release Digital Only EP “Spellbound” Via Heavenly Recordings
TOY have made their Spellbound EP available digitally today. The EP, featuring “Spellbound”, “News From Nowhere”, “Poor Jack” & “Love Seeker”, was recorded during the band’s album sessions and was initially available as a limited edition CD with initial quantities of the album purchased via UK independent record stores.
This comes after the release of their third album “Clear Shot” in October. Recorded with producer David Wrench towards the end of 2015 at Eve Studio, it is their most coherent and confident album to date; lushly cinematic, shot through with their most expressive melodies thus far.
Splitting their time between Tom Dougall and bassist Maxim Barron’s place in New Cross and Dominic O’Dair’s flat in Walthamstow, where they set up a makeshift studio and laid down the early album demos, Clear Shot began to take shape in the first half of 2015.
Fresh off spearheading the buzz-worthy nationwide “Summer Sixteen Tour” alongside Drake, multi-platinum rap star, Future, is bringing his abundantly successful year to a close with his annual philanthropic charity effort. Today, Future announces his 4th annual “Golden Wishes Thanksgiving Gala” in collaboration with his self-branded charity, The FreeWishes Foundation. “The Golden Wishes Thanksgiving Gala” will be taking place on November 19th, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Golden Wishes Thanksgiving Gala” is an ultimate evening event for the Senior Citizens in Atlanta, Georgia. They will be invited to join us for an evening filled with food and dancing with a live band and DJ, alongside some influential leaders in our community. During the event, each Senior Citizen will be gifted the makings for a perfect holiday meal of southern comforts. This year, we will be honoring two seniors who have been nominated and recognized for their lifelong contributions within their community.
Frank Palangi – “Break These Chains” Video
Official Music Video for Rock Recording Artist Frank Palangi’s ‘Break These Chains.’
Platinum-selling British singer-songwriter Rumer is sharing a new video for “What The World Needs Now Is Love,” the latest new track to be lifted from her album, THIS GIRL’S IN LOVE: A BACHARACH AND DAVID SONGBOOK, which is available now through East West / Warner Music. The album features some of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s most memorable co-compositions and sees Rumer bring her extensive experience and singular talent to bear on her most enticing undertaking to date. Recorded at the renowned Capitol Studios with accomplished arranger, composer and orchestrator, Rob Shirakbari – THIS GIRL’S IN LOVE includes an appearance by Bacharach himself on piano.
“Couldn’t Care Less” premiered on Ones To Watch, and is a beautiful piano ballad that leaves ample room to let Emmi’s powerful vocals take center stage. Emmi is a timeless artist and the official video for “Couldn’t Care Less” does a perfect job accentuating that image. Emmi is coming off a prominent feature on the “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” Soundtrack and last year Taylor Swift actually Instagrammed a post about her music. She’s also won MTV Australia’s “Artist of the Year” for 2016!
S.O. releases captivating single shot video for “Fall”
Lamp Mode artist S.O. is releasing a video for his new song “Fall” today.
Fall is the third video production from S.O.’s recently released EP These Things Take Time, as Lamp Mode’s first international artist previously released videos for I See You and New Wave (feat. Canon).
“Fall” is the deepest and most introspective song on These Things Take Time, and the simplistic genius of the video perfectly matches the emotional tone of the song. Unlike “New Wave” where S.O. and Canon bring a ton of energy to the video, Fall is a one-shot video of S.O. against black background.
With the mood suggesting something important is about to be said, S.O. then pours out his heart on a myriad of topics. “People love when I just loop a beat and spit about a variety of topics,” S.O. said, “and this song is no different.”
“‘Garden’ is one of my favorite songs from the album,” says Emeli Sandé. “It is an expression of freedom and passion, two important parts of life, which I hadn’t really explored until a few years ago. It was a great honor to work with the genius Jay Electronica and I’m very excited to introduce a very special talent, Aine Zion.”
A Requiem For Terra is the forthcoming new full-length from BLACK HOLE GENERATOR. Led by Vulture Industries’ mainman Bjørnar E. Nilse, and set to drop later this month via Dark Essence Records, the seven-track offering shifts between the bleak aural landscapes of a desolate world and the frantic torrent of the abyss. From the brooding, doom-laden opener of “A Requiem For Terra,” and the mesmerizing riffing of “Moloch” to the catchy “Beneath A Chemical Sky” and the fierce “Emerging Pantheon,” A Requiem For Terra boasts Nilsen’s distinctive and highly charged vocals and enough stand-out riffing to satisfy the souls of any guitar aficionado, with Arve Isdal (Enslaved, Audrey Horne) on guitars, Gjermund Fredheim (Taake, Orkan) performing lead guitars on three of the tracks, and additional guitars by Dag Terje Andersen.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK took over the TODAY Show this morning to announce their 2017 headlining tour alongside Grammy Award-winning tourmates PAULA ABDUL and BOYZ II MEN. A follow-up to 2013’s hugely-successful Package Tour, the aptly titled TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR is the group’s biggest lineup yet. Paula Abdul makes her momentous return to the stage for a hit-fueled set that includes an incredible 7 number-one hit singles, while Package Tour alums Boyz II Men will deliver their trademark, multiplatinum-selling sound to fans nationwide.
Produced by Live Nation, The Total Package Tour kicks off on May 12 in Columbus, OH and will continue through over 40 North American cities, including a special Boston homecoming for NKOTB at the historic Fenway Park. The hometown heroes will return to field of the world-famous ballpark for the first time in 5 years, when they visited the Green Monster on their acclaimed NKOTBSB Tour alongside the Backstreet Boys. Their return, set for Saturday, July 8th, marks NKOTB’s second time performing at the ballpark, a dream for the five Boston natives and an honor shared with the likes of Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel. The trek will also include the group’s first performance at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles as well as additional stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and more.