After the release of his fourth studio ablum, In Orbit, Kurt Baker has shared the video for the single, “Baby’s Gone Bad.” Exclusively premiering with The Big Takeover, the retro video creates a series of flashbacks on how a nice nerd turned in a life of booksmarts for crime, cocktails and sleaze.
Team Picture Deliver ‘Potpourri Headache’
Alt-rockers Team Picture have revealed their third and final release of 2016 in the form of brand new single Potpourri Headache, a delicious audio picnic for all and sundry, in which layers of sweet, syrupy synthesisers and girthsome guitar noise become welcome bedfellows for a luscious aural sandwich of floaty-voice sounds.
The Leeds outfit have already attracted plenty of online support from the likes of DIY and The Line Of Best Fit and with support slots for the likes of Kagoule and The Orielles coming up in the next few weeks, their third single drops at the perfect time.
IIOIOIOII remixes “Time Hangs on Your Finger Tips” by Astari Nite
Astari Nite shares IIOIOIOII’s remix of their song “Time Hangs on Your Finger Tips”. The remix transforms the energetic new wave original into a dreamy, electronic trip that will make you want to dance.
IIOIOIOII’s mix maintains vocalist Mychael Ghosts words almost unchanged, but transforms the music into a dark ambient electronic track.
Single: Rohn Bueller – ‘Forever’
Rohn bueller- Forever cover ‘Forever’ by Rohn Bueller is a call to arms to oneself to re-establish his place in this game. With everything mainstream going on it was important to remind the hip-hop culture that there is still a heart in hip-hop. Getting his hands on this beat that hit a chord in his heart and then unleashing it on the track. Everyone goes through a time where they need to be reminded of their abilities and how important it is to see them through. With slick wordplay and a catchy hook, he raps about staying focused on his goals and restoring a love that was almost lost.
GRAILS ANNOUNCE FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS
Experimental psych-rock institution Grails have announced they will release Chalice Hymnal, their first new studio album in nearly six years, via longtime label Temporary Residence Ltd. on February 17, 2017. Produced by the band over the past five years, Chalice Hymnal bears some of the European psych and experimental hip-hop production techniques of founding members Alex Hall and Emil Amos’ other group, Lilacs & Champagne. Amos’ meditative metal band, Om, and longtime singer-songwriter project, Holy Sons, also naturally find their way into the Chalice cauldron. Rounding out their leaner line-up, cofounder Zak Riles (also of experimental kraut-psych trio, Watter) layers synths and programming into an electronic-prog hybrid that pushes Grails further into the deep end, displaying a profound resonance, both musically and emotionally.
The Morning Comes, a new EP from Norwegian artist Bernhoft, will be released January 20 via Big Picnic Records. The new EP follows the Stop/Shut Up/ Shout It Out EP released earlier this year as well as Bernhoft’s 2014 Grammy-nominated album Islander.
Judah & The Lion Announced As Support for Twenty One Pilots’ Winter 2017 Arena Tour!
Rising Nashville band Judah & the Lion is thrilled to announce that they’ll be joining as support for Twenty One Pilots’ “EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW” WORLD TOUR in 2017! The tour kicks off on January 17th and includes stops at Chicago’s United Center (Jan. 28), Brooklyn’s Barclays Center (Jan. 20), and two nights at Anaheim, CA’s Honda Center (Feb. 15-16) before wrapping up on March 5th. Full tour dates can be found below, and tickets can be purchased here.
“Take It All Back,” the band’s breakout single, continues to rapidly ascend at Alternative Radio, this week hitting a new peak of #3 on the airplay chart. With huge week over week gains in sales, streaming, airplay, and Shazams for four months and counting, “Take It All Back” this week hit the Top 10 on SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Alt18, debuted on Pandora’s Trendsetters Chart, and were added to Spotify’s Rock This Playlist totaling over 2.1 million followers!
Matt Citron released the video for “Stay Down” on Friday via The Source, while on the road with Xavier Wulf for The Tundra Boy Tour. The cinematic visuals tell Matt’s story, highlighting his unwavering passion and the sacrifices he’s made for his craft. Matt’s debut project, Final Moments of Forever – out December 16th and available for preorder on iTunes now – includes features from CyHi The Prince (featured on Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Cruel Summer), Money Makin’ Nique and Kiya Lacey. The projects’ first single, “Save My Soul,” is available now and currently on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist.
After taking over the TODAY Show in November to announce their THE TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR and inciting a fan frenzy for tickets, today NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK announce second, fan-demanded nights for their previously-sold out stops in Chicago, IL and Toronto, ON, as well as brand new dates for Indianapolis, IN and Hollywood, FL. Joined by special guests PAULA ABDUL and BOYZ II MEN, all three will take the stage, giving Blockheads everywhere a chance to catch the can’t-miss show. Setting the bar for the best of live production and music experiences, NKOTB will bring their Total Package Tour to over 40 cities in the United States, including their hometown of Boston, MA, where they will play the historic Fenway Park. Much of the tour is already fast-approaching sold-out status, including NKOTB’s homecoming date at Fenway Park, which currently has only an extremely limited amount of tickets.
Tickets for the new dates of THE TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR will be available to the general public this Friday, December 9th at 10:00am local on www.ticketmaster.com. American Express cardholders and Block Nation Fan-Club Members can purchase advance VIP Packages and tickets tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6th at 10:00am local on www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for the Hard Rock Live date in Hollywood, FL will be on-sale to the general public on Thursday, December 15th at 10am local. American Express cardholders and Block Nation Fan-Club Members can purchase advance VIP Packages and tickets on Monday, December 12th at 10am local.
Eddie Thoneick and Kryder Release ”House Music”
Eddie Thoneick and Kryder have once again joined forces to deliver another stellar release “House Music,” out today via Subliminal Records. A sensational kick on John ‘Julius’ Knight and Roland Clark’s classic track “This Is House,” together Thoneick and Kryder bring their own edge, carrying in the original’s signature vocals with echoed bass lines and a suspenseful beat.
SET TO STUN Premieres Live Video
SET TO STUN is a band known for their outrageous antics on stage and genre transcending songs. The new video for “Mirror, Mirror” is put together with live tour footage and showcases what a SET TO STUN show is really like.
The track is off their latest Tragic Hero Records release “SET TO STUN and The Desperado Undead”, a title which has a deeper meaning and appears as a recurring theme throughout the record. Guitarist/vocalist Damien Wong explains, “SET TO STUN and The Desperado Undead is an album title attributed to the very real and very powerful relationship we share with our fans. SET TO STUN has allowed us to transcend the separatist notion of “genre” and in doing so set in motion an eclectic fan base of all demographics. An army of believers, all resonating within the same emotional frequencies. The Desperado Undead is very real, and our live performances will attest to that.”
Critically acclaimed group Tennis is set for the March 10 release of their highly anticipated fourth full length album, Yours Conditionally, on Mutually Detrimental via Thirty Tigers. The record was composed both on land and at sea during a five-month sailing trip through the Sea of Cortez. Upon returning, Tennis’ husband-and-wife team of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore self-produced the record in a small cabin in Fraser, CO. It was mixed by Spoon’s Jim Eno at Public HiFi.
The first track to be lifted from his forthcoming EP of the same name, Set You Free showcases Matt Wills’ signature style, where soulful acoustic strains are combined with touches of melodic electronica to create something original, emotive and infectious.
Matt Wills isn’t like the rest. While he sharpened his lyrical barbs in freestyle rap battles as a teenager, he cites the likes of Ben Howard, the 1975, Jamie T and The Kooks as his main influences. Lyrically, he’s a songwriter who pours romance and vitriol into his songs in equal measure. Musically, he’s an artist who likes to flex sonic boundaries, seeking out an eclectic range of studio collaborators and offbeat soundscapes.
STONE SOUR RELEASE “ZZYZX RD. (ACOUSTIC)” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Roadrunner recording group Stone Sour have released an official music video for their acoustic version of “Zzyzx Rd.,” which appears on the band’s recently announced, “COME WHAT(EVER) MAY: DELUXE 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION.” The official video for “Zzyzx Rd. (Acoustic)” is streaming now on Stone Sour’s official YouTube Channel.
Hype Machine streams Nude With Lyre’s spiraling ambient debut album ‘Blood’ in full
Tristan McNeil aka Nude With Lyre grew up in Augusta, Georgia and was trained primarily in the visual fine arts, but also classical and jazz music as a child. He spent his early years after high school working as a dishwasher and a line cook, occasionally playing in local bar bands, and later working as a graphic designer and concert video editor.
“There is something about the stillness and monotony of growing up in a small, southern town where I felt disgustingly inward, and at the same time, fixated on the crude surfaces of things…, ” McNeil reflects. “Pores of skin, grease in food, crackle of bad speakers…and everything else became a background to these surfaces…this album is about that sort of feeling”
The 10th annual MUSINK, presented by Travis Barker, is set for March 17, 18, and 19, 2017 at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The three-day tattoo convention, car show and concert is America’s largest tattoo and music festival, featuring hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists, Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low and Slow Car Show, a vendor village and music from headliners NOFX, The Used, Bad Religion, Pennywise, and more.
A limited number of discounted early bird tickets for MUSINK will be on sale this Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00 AM PT, while supplies last. Single-day, full weekend 3-day passes, and a selection of VIP ticketing options will also be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased and additional ticketing information can be found.
Alternative indie singer-songwriter JW Sargent recently released his debut EP, In Retrograde, on November 18, 2016. In Retrograde features four songs and appearances by prominent musicians such as Justin Nace (PVRIS) and Evan Chapman (Lydia). The EP was mastered and co-recorded by Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, The Dangerous Summer) and mixed by Justin Chapman (Dr. Dog). Today, JW is thrilled to partner with ArtistDirect for an exclusive first look of the official music video for JW’s infectious debut single, “Run.”
Broken Chairs are a close group of friends and working musicians who decided to explore the punk rock house show scene in Cincinnati. Lead singer Sam Beiting wanted to put his relatable lyrics together with the heavy duty rock and roll chops of his favorite musicians and best friends in town. Broken Chairs took their sound to the studio when they realized they could get people to scream along from the mosh pit.
In a season full of constantly replayed traditional holiday music whimsically imagining a “White Christmas”, MARGATE has created a melodic punk soundtrack to a raging, debauched Christmas season for the black sheeps of the world, with the release of their upcoming SNOW DAY EP (digital release date: December 16, 2016) on Cyber Tracks. The physical release will be limited to CDs only available at the band’s shows, first available at the Cyber Tracks Christmas Show at L.A.’s famous Whisky a Go-Go (featuring performances by Unwritten Law, Pulley, Implants, This Legend, and a DJ set by Cyber Tracks’ co-owner/NOFX’s El Hefe).
With Snow Day, Margate has given an anthemic voice to a Christmas spirit more mischievous than merry – as evidenced by the title track’s nostalgic call to “pile it up and watch it burn”, along with “I Had a Tall One”, an ode to winter drinking declaring “Holiday’s are for thinking, but in between’s for drinking”, and the fantasized Happy Days-inspired track, “Xmas at Potsie’s.” With production from Paul Miner (New Found Glory, Thrice, Death By Stereo), Snow Day sounds as crisp as the lyrics are debauched, really channeling the beer-in-hand sing-a-long spirit of the music. Acoustic versions of the title track and “I Had a Tall One” are also included, lending a campfire, “party’s over” conclusion to the off-the-rails energetic essence to the full-band tracks that start the EP.
Tafari Anthony – ‘You See Through Me’ Video
TAFARI ANTHONY (pronounced ta-far-eye) is a Canadian singer/songwriter who has enjoyed national success performing with the Arts Club in Vancouver, Stage West in Calgary and Toronto, and providing backing vocals for solo artist and lead vocalist of The Philosopher Kings Jarvis Church. Over the past year, Tafari’s undeniable talent as a solo artist was recognized by Canada’s Walk of Fame. Most recently, he was selected as one of CBC Searchlight’s top 25 performers in the country. Tafari’s command over songwriting moves beyond storytelling and reaches into the very soul of universal human experience. His powerful voice carries a compassion and quiet strength that the Toronto Star said, “captures the right mixture of power and pathos”.
Fresh off a national tour, Pham is back with his newest single and video “Talk To Me,” via tastemaker imprint Majestic Casual Recordings. The German label has become a hotspot for budding producers and their latest signing looks to be a true star on the rise.
Making history yet again, THE WEEKND completely shatters the worldwide streaming record with over 400 million cumulative streams in one week, 270 million coming from Apple alone, for his fourth full-length album, Starboy [XO/Republic Records]. He also sets new all-time Spotify World Records for “The Most Streamed Artist in a Single Day” with over 40 million streams and “The Most Streamed Album First Week” both Globally (Over 223 million streams) and in the US (over 124 million streams). Total global consumption exceeds 1 million first week.
Dominating charts around the globe, the album has captured the #1 spot in 90 countries on iTunes this week. Moreover, the lead single and title track, “Starboy” has hit at #1 on iTunes, #1 on Apple Music, #1 on Spotify and #1 at Rhythmic Radio. All 18 songs debuted in the Top 20 of Apple Music following the premiere of his first on-camera interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe.
Mozes and the Firstborn are to release their second record Great Pile of Nothing on Burger Records. The Dutch four-piece came out with their debut album on Burger Records two years ago. After that they toured extensively through Europe and the United States. Since its foundation in 2010, Mozes and the Firstborn has played almost 500 shows.
The past two years the band have been busy crafting new songs. A fresh musical direction was initiated earlier this year with the Power Ranger EP and a European tour alongside long-time Burger buddies together PANGEA. The new material is less garage rock oriented and has a more 90’s alternative high school rock vibe to it. The band recorded the album over a three-month period in the winter of 2015/2016 with drummer Raven Aartsen as producer. “It’s a pretty contemplative album”, says singer Melle Dielesen.
New York duo Acrylics have premiered a video for their single “One In Seven” today via IMPOSE – share via YouTube. The track is featured on Jason Klauber and Molly Shea’s sophomore album, DADA minor, which arrived in September on PaperCup Music. Popmatters said, “DADA minor takes a collagist approach to its genres… letting the band’s omnivorous side roam. The album finds connections between the golden ages of psychedelic experimentation, pop balladry, and college rock.” While BrooklynVegan simply stated, “It’s good to have these two back.”
Of the video, Acrylics stated, “Set in the key of DADA minor, we collaborated with Alex Goldberg and Graham Mason, who dreamed up and star in an increasingly surreal rivalry between office workers. Watch as a stiflingly mundane set of scenarios takes a distinctly absurdist turn. See if you can catch all of the funny art historical references peppering the action.”
SUSTO premieres single on Consequence of Sound
SUSTO is comprised of Osborne (vocals, guitar), Dries Vandenberg (guitar), Marshall Hudson (drums), Jenna Desmond (bass) and Corey Campbell (guitar, keys). The band name derives from a medical syndrome specific to Latin American culture that roughly translates as “panic attack.”
The band released their self-titled debut in April 2014, which Charleston City Paper describes as “Southern Gothic country through and through.” The band immediately followed up with a North American tour playing shows with Shovels and Rope and Band of Horses. In April 2015 SUSTO released a live album featuring Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses and later went on to be the support act for Bridwell and Iron & Wine on their fall 2015 tour. Daytrotter, via Paste, described the live performance as “breathtaking.”
New Video! OG Grip “Them Days” ft. Scarface
Hailing from Minnesota by way of Liberia Monroe Dunbar JR. Is better known asOG Grip. The oldest of ten children, Grip starting writing lyrics in his notebook at 9. He became a student of the game and made a name for himself in Minnesota with his deep voice and gritty lyrics winning local talent shows
and rap battles.
As he grew to understand the music industry he chose to create his own label, Unstable Intellect. He has performed along side and collaborated with such notable acts like DJ Quick, Nelly and the legendary Scarface. Teasing his fans with numerous guest appearances in recent years, the streets were buzzing when word of a new album leaked early this year. That buzz turned into a roar with the March 19th release of “#1 Hustla”, the first single from his highly anticipated album, Linchpin. With Grip’s distinctive deep voice and captivating story telling ability, Linchpin brought the heat when it dropped this summer. This buzz record is giving his audience only a taste of what’s yet to come.
David Rosen “Devil”
Whether working on film scores, jingles, or background music for websites, commercials. video games and other projects, Rosen is a collaborator who loves coming up with the perfect music for any given situation. He has been applauded for his quality, efficiency and most of all, his ability to know what music will work best the particular scene.
With his albums such as ‘Echoes In The Dark’, ‘An Unseen Sky’, and the 2016 release ‘Head Like Fire’, he gets to explore the sounds and genres that have influenced him and his work. Rosen’s influences come from every corner of the world of music including film scores and alternative rock, as well as industrial and electronic sounds. When creating his original songs, he gets to not only show off his work, but create the kind of music he loves to listen to himself. His albums are also an opportunity for him to collaborate with talented filmmakers on music videos, some of which have gone on to screen and win awards at film festivals all over the world.
6LACK Releases Video For ‘Ex-Calling’
Atlanta rapper 6LACK releases video for ‘Ex-Calling’, a cut from his debut album FREE 6LACK, out now.
Montreal’s Heat shares formidable new single, ‘Sometimes’
Montreal post-punk trio Heat will release their debut album, Overnight, on January 20, 2017 via Topshelf Records (US) / The Hand Recordings (CAN) / Rallye Records (JP). Today, the band has revealed their new single “Sometimes” via New Noise Magazine. Listen to the track here. Heat’s dark bruising swagger has been praised by BrooklynVegan for its “equal parts hooks, melody and attitude,” with NME calling them “one of the most exciting bands we’ve heard all year.”
18-year-old El Paso-native artist and songwriter, Khalid, announces his first-ever North American tour entitled the “The Location Tour”. The tour will be kicking off on Thursday, January 12th in Chicago, and will be making a number of stops in major cities including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale on Friday, December 9th at 10:00am EST.
Symphonic Distribution, one of the leading digital music distributors in the world, is excited to announce Symphonic Live as a celebration of our 10 year anniversary on Thursday, December 8th from 9 am – 9 pm. Symphonic Live is a live streaming event showcasing 10 talented acts from around the world.
Symphonic is pleased to have Reid Speed with Play Me Records in Los Angeles, Action Jackson with Rad Summer in Indianapolis, Dynasty in Tampa, Keith MacKenzie and DJ Fixx with iLLEVEN ELLEVEN in Chicago, Witty Tunes in Washington DC, Damn Son! in Utah, and Abducted Records in Las Vegas all putting on a set as our USA clients. Representing our international clients, we will have FlexB in Brazil, Gnómico Meka in the Dominican Republic, Justin James with refused. in Canada, Mark Dekoda with Bosphorus Underground Recordings in Turkey, Zombie Kids in Spain, and Vintage Music Label located in the UK.
Taylor Jahn – ‘Hide Away’
Pop artist and songwriter, Taylor Jahn, is set to debut his deeply personal new EP “Hide Away” on January 27, 2017. The Oregon-born, Lake Oswego-native, began playing piano at only age six, and, today, continually pulls inspiration from his myriad of influences to build a sound with lush arrangements and stunning emotional integrity. Whether it was his youth listening to Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones and B.B. King, or his appreciation for a plethora of modern artists, such as Jon McLaughlin, Christina Perri and Sara Bareilles, he comes at each track with a unique perspective that is all his own.
Part of what makes music magical is its ability to conjure time and place and memories —first dates and first dances, road trips, relationships, awakenings, rock bottoms, and sometimes entire decades and eras. The first spin of Femny’s debut EP Instant Star provides an immediate reminder of this potential by sending its listeners to places they’ve never been but that feel instantly familiar.
Madison, WI-based indie soul band, Bien Bien, share their debut EP, She Grooves Me, on Impose Magazine. The 4-track EP showcases a collection of easily digestible tunes that fuse together multiple genres. Impose praises the “monster of a collection,” stating, “The notable use of guitar in the EP makes you feel like Santana had a hand in their development, and it doesn’t stop there.”
Recently, the Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik and Robby Takac visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in Memphis, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The group presented Richard Shadyac, Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Emily Callahan, Chief Marketing Officer, and Jason Thomas Gordon, founder of Music Gives to St. Jude Kids® and grandson of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas with a check for $22,800 from autographed guitars and drumhead sales during the 2016 Boxes tour, which ends on December 10th.
The donation received from Goo Goo Dolls helps ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. “Visiting St. Jude was a real eye opener,” says Rzeznik. “It’s amazing that so much good can be done in one place by so many good people. We are grateful to our amazing fans for their generosity and enabling us to present this money to help St. Jude.”
Incan Abraham Shares New Single “In My Bones” with Consequence Of Sound
Incan Abraham have shared their new single “In My Bones” with Consequence of Sound. The track is the first taste from the band’s sophomore album due in 2017. It is a song about conflict — between the intuitive and the practical, the tangible and the cryptic, and pushing onward despite it all. Teddy Cafaro’s lyrics evoke our anxiety in the face of uncertainty, but there’s a clarity hidden in our deepest marrow, if we can defy our turbulent minds. The new single is available now at iTunes and all digital streaming services.
Australian band Hollow Everdaze have shared their new video for “Still Ticking” via IMPOSE. You can also listen to the track here. The band explains that the song has “themes of brutal honesty, romance and patience.” It’s off their upcoming debut album ‘Cartoons’, out early next year.
Drenched in reverbed lushness, Hollow Everdaze have been reimagining psychedelic pop since they began in 2007 by lead vocalist, Dan Baulch and bassist, Jackson Kay in their small town hometown of Bacchus Marsh in Western Victoria.
Austin, Texas husband and wife duo The Watters are the 2016 Indie Spoonful “Best Dose of Indie” Award winners. Their latest album, ‘Great Unknown,’ features a 9-piece band, including a full horn section. Young schoolmates turned band-mates then soul-mates, the duo have been playing music together for eleven years and have collaborated on six albums, sharing an authentic, amazing musical connection. Influenced by artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr. Dog, My Morning Jacket and The Beatles, The Watters album ‘Great Unknown’ is soon to be known as – great.
Gigi Mead is a 22 year old witch who grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains and now resides in Brooklyn, NY. Gigi writes, produces, and performs dreamy bedroom-pop as her alter-ego Dæva, which translates to “demon” or “false god” in ancient Avestan texts.
As his latest album Starboy debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, The Weeknd has also charted all 18 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. With 18 tracks on the Hot 100 at once, The Weeknd boasts the second-most simultaneous entries.
To categorize Daisy Jopling as a classical rock violinist is like saying the rainbow has only two colors. A sublimely gifted musician, Jopling relies on impeccable technique and passionate virtuosity to span the globe of musical influences, spirituals, pop, reggae, funk, Irish folk, gypsy tunes, Argentine tango and anything else that crosses her auditory path.
“Awakening,” her first CD of original compositions—she’s had seven others—is the culmination of decades of musical, creative and spiritual growth. The CD on Fleur de Son Classics will be released February 3, 2017 on all of the major music platforms, including ITunes, Amazon, Spotify, CD Direct, Spafax, Pandora and Archive Music. An “Awakening” live show that premiered in September, 2016 at the Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill, New York, was filmed and produced for TV by Cinemusica for broadcast in the US, Europe and Asia.
A kinetic whirlwind on stage, the British-born Jopling has been drawing rapt attention since she made her debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall at the age of 14. Tom Morris, Artistic Director of Britain’s oldest theatre the Bristol Old Vic, noted “Daisy Jopling plays classical music with the energy and spontaneity of a rock musician. She has a lyrical intensity that seems to reach inside you with each stroke of the bow”.
Lionfly Secrets released their new single “Epiphany” on Friday 18th November. “Epiphany ” is a bombastic, energetic electro-pop symphony. It is four minutes of hook-filled melody with striking synths, crashing guitars and a female vocal that thunders boldly through the progressiveness of the track. The production is rich, colourful and steady. Erica’s vocals reverb through the track and sit perfectly with the electro style of their music. Fellow bandmate Nikolai Hemmingsson is the Producer charged with the warmth and power of the production and serves up a track full of oomph and dynamism. Erica describes the song as a moment of diversion from reality “We wanted to create a soundtrack for escapism. Walking around in headphones and dream away that you are in a dreamworld and a better place, but then you have to take the earphones out and get back to reality where nothing is as good as you hoped it was”.
DOREEN TAYLOR RELEASES HOLIDAY SINGLE “MY CHRISTMAS WISH”
Billboard-charting adult contemporary singer/songwriter Doreen Taylor is pleased to announce her Christmas single, “My Christmas Wish.” The track is arranged by music industry veteran Larry Gold (Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake) and Steve Tirpak (Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, John Legend, Lana Del Rey, Kanye West), with music and lyrics by Doreen Taylor. “My Christmas Wish” is a featured track on Bose and Sharp Electronics’ holiday campaigns on QVC. Proceeds of the track benefit the Boys & Girls Club of America.
Consequence of Sound streams Jeen’s ‘Modern Life’ album in full
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, out this Friday, December 9th. 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.
benAM Releases ‘Rover’ As A Free Download
Ben Amsalam aka benAM fell in love with Dance music at an early age, and theres certainly no looking back from here. After being on stage and watching magical moments such as Tiesto, Steve Angello, Alesso, Swedish House Mafia performing at EDC Las Vegas, Ben knew that his future lied in the clubbing circuit. Armed with an arsenal of records that includes hits like Trident, that have been signed to worldwide record labels including Sume Music, benAM has been around the globe and played alongside A-List names such as Deniz Koyu, NERVO, Nicky Romero, and Bob Sinclar in cities including Barcelona – achievements many aspiring artists spend years trying to accomplish.
RAS DENROY MORGAN “GET UP STAND UP”
Check out the official video and single “Get Up Stand Up” by Ras Denroy Morgan [ASAPH / VP Records]
Head of the Morgan Heritage musical family, Ras Denroy Morgan brings a message to “Get Up Stand Up” as we are in a tense climate of political warfare. “Get up. Stand up. Stand up for your rights!” He sings in this remake of one of Bob Marley’s more popular songs.
WATCH BRUNO MARS PERFORM “24K MAGIC” AND “CHUNKY” AT THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW
Global superstar Bruno Mars took over the at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which was filmed in Paris last week.
The world-renowned performer and his band The Hooligans were styled in Tommy Hilfiger tuxedos.