Video premiere: NeroArgento “Kill The Lies”
Swamp blues meets electro-rock with a psuedo-dubstep chorus and modern pop-tinged female backing vocals. Yes, it’s a brand new track called Kill The Lies and a major departure for NeroArgento with a spicy taster from his upcoming solo album. The video is equally genre unspecific, with imagery to confuse and delight, which all blends into the unique world that NeroArgento is creating.
Everybody loves the story of the underdog who turns nothing into something with nothing but his wit and own blood, sweat and tears. When every dime is earned from getting your own hands dirty, respect is given to the grind. Rising rap sensation Juan Pacino is the epitome of that Tony Montana mentality. This dynamic and energetic young gunner is about to rocket to stardom!
U2: THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2017
Live Nation today announced that U2 will return to select stadiums this year with U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic album. Each show will include a performance of The Joshua Tree in its entirety, with support from one of a number of special guests including Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic and The Lumineers in North America and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in Europe.
Released to universal acclaim on March 9th 1987 and featuring hit singles “With Or Without You”,”I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”, The Joshua Tree was U2’s first #1 album in the U.S., topping the charts globally including the U.K. and Ireland, selling in excess of 25 million albums worldwide, and catapulting Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr “… from heroes to superstars” (Rolling Stone). Time Magazine put U2 on its cover in April 1987, proclaiming them “Rock’s Hottest Ticket” in a defining year for the band that saw their arena dates roll into stadium shows to accommodate escalating demand – setting them on course to become one of the greatest live acts in the world today. The 12 months that followed saw the band create now-iconic moments: the traffic-stopping Grammy Award-winning music video on the roof of a Los Angeles liquor store, winning a BRIT Award and two Grammys – including Album of the Year – their first of 22 received to date, distinguishing U2 as the most awarded rock band in Grammy history.
Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day today announced the Revolution Radio summer tour, kicking off on August 1st in Auburn, WA and hitting amphitheaters, stadiums, and arenas across the country. UK based band Catfish and the Bottlemen will support all dates. As part of the run, the band will also perform for the first time at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Dates and on-sale information for those shows will be revealed in the coming weeks. See below for a complete list of confirmed dates.
Immaculate layers, echoing guitar plucks and tough, rolling bass can only mean one thing, Alex Klingle is back with another sublime production. Updating his now expansive Enhanced catalogue with ‘Remember When’, the Canadian maestro is back…
Offering an appropriately reflective mood ‘Remember When’ brings an emotive production to introduce Enhanced Progressive’s 2017 – filled with Alex’s well-appreciated knack for crafting epic soundscapes, atmospheres and energy, ‘Remember When’ showcases the more melodic side of his talent in typically grandeur Klingle style.
Rick Eberle Kicks Off “Rising Stars Radio” Mondays on WHPC 90.3 FM
With the New Year just beginning, Music/Entertainment Industry Leader Rick Eberle will be launching his brand new “Rising Stars Radio” show on WHPC 90.3 FM: The Voice of Nassau Community College EVERY MONDAY at 10:00PM (And a re-play Tuesdays at 5:00AM)!!! The show is set to premiere new music along with interviews from some of Long Island and the greater NY area’s top music acts in varying genres from Rock to Reggae, Blues, R&B, Hip-Hop and MORE!
Eberle is an accomplished Publicist, Talent Agent, Artist Manager, Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist and TV/Radio Personality. His band Iridesense (1993 – present, which also includes Tara Eberle-Drouin on Vocals/Bass, Rich Drouin on Drums, Rob Viccari on Guitar)–where he is a founding member and co-lead singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist–has toured the US opening for major acts such as Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors and Sugar Ray and placed songs on the Nickelodeon Network shows Drake & Josh, Zoey 101 and iCarly. The band has several independent label releases – Cool Dream Tomorrow (1997), Iridesense (2001), A Trip Called Life (2007), Secret Constellation (2011) and Thought Parade (2015).
The Recording Academy®’s GRAMMY Recordings® and Atlantic Records have revealed the track listing for the 2017 GRAMMY® Nominees album. Set for release on Jan. 20 in stores and via digital retailers, the latest installment of the best-selling series — now in its 23rd year — features a collection of GRAMMY-nominated music for the upcoming 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. A portion of album proceeds benefit the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum Foundation™ and MusiCares Foundation® — The Recording Academy-affiliated charitable organizations focused on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need.
The 2017 GRAMMY Nominees album is highlighted by 21 hits from the world’s biggest superstars and hottest emerging talent, including Album Of The Year nominees Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Sturgill Simpson and Best New Artist nominees Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris, and Anderson .Paak among others.
SO BELOW “Hard”
After having a whirlwind 2016, New Zealand’s reigning queen of goth pop, So Below (a.k.a Madeline North) kicks off this year with first ever UK tour. Beginning in Newcastle on February 26th, the tour will bring her to six cities across the UK, wrapping up on March 7th with a free headlining show in London. In addition to these headlining shows, So Below will be opening for The Naked And Famous in Auckland for their iHeartRadio homecoming show on January 10th.
Music Choice and comScore are teaming up to release the Top Ten Music Videos of 2016. The list of videos of the year are based on Music Choice video orders tracked by comScore’s Custom OnDemand Essentials from January 1, 2016 through December 31 2016 across TV and mobile devices.
“Music Choice continues to be the premiere destination for fans seeking the best in music video entertainment,” comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian said. “In 2016, their Top 10 Video Rankings was led by the video for the hit song “Work” from Rihanna, featuring Drake, followed by a diverse range of videos from some of the top artists in music today, including Justin Bieber, Silento and Adele to round out this auspicious Top 10.”
TOP 10 MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2016
1 Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work”
2 Silento, “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)
3 Rihanna, “Needed Me”
4 Justin Bieber, “Sorry” (Dance Video)
5 Adele, “Hello”
6 Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”
7 Kevin Gates, “2 Phones”
8 Torey Lanez, “Say It”
9 Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself ”
10 Fifth Harmony, “Work From Home”
SHAKY BEATS MUSIC FESTIVAL REVEALS 2017
After a successful and euphoric inaugural year, Shaky Beats Music Festival will return to Centennial Olympic Park on May 5-7, 2017. The second annual festival boasts a stellar lineup including The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Griz, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, Galantis, RL Grime, Gramatik, Girl Talk, and many others. More than 45 artists will perform on 3 stages in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
Panorama returns to New York City’s Randall’s Island Park for its second installment this summer, featuring performances from Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, A Tribe Called Quest, alt-J, Solange, Justice, Nick Murphy, MGMT and more. The critically-acclaimed festival sits at the intersection of New York’s unique creative community, bringing together music, immersive art and innovative technology as never before.
3-day and single day GA and VIP passes go on sale Friday, January 13 at 10am EST on Panorama.NYC (Pass pricing below). The festival’s full lineup can be viewed below. American Express® Card Members can purchase passes before the general public beginning Thursday, January 12 at 10am EST through Friday, January 13 at 9am EST.
Ethereal progressive sludge collective HE WHOSE OX IS GORED will kick off the New Year with a West Coast headlining tour. The four-date mini excursion will commence on February 16th and make its way through Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Support will be provided by shoe gazing experimentalists Dust Moth featuring Ryan Frederiksen of These Arms Are Snakes.
“We are covering songs off all four releases, and may have a few surprises in the set as well,” issues the band of the upcoming dates. “We can’t wait to hit the road with our dear friends in Dust Moth. They are some of the hardest working, best people we know, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the stage with them for four nights.”
Fat Heaven has been generating massive amounts of hype with their special brand of pop punk rock nostalgia. They were hailed by NOISEY for their “DIY spit-shine that will have you dreaming of a workplace where you can pogo-dance to your heart’s content” and were similarly lauded by The Dying Scene for a single that was “upbeat and catchy as hell!” (the single “In My Head”).
Now, Fat Heaven finally releases their LP Tough Luck — a 12-track master work where every track burns with the fiery intensity of its genre’s most prominent anthems. Compared to Green Day and NOFX by NOISEY, Fat Heaven mercifully returns us to the peaks of punk greatness amidst a musical world overloaded with electronic dance. Relentless guitars dominate the soundscape, along with the fierce and inimitable Gayla Brooks on drums, all of which comes together with bold ferocity. Each track is short and to the point, each screaming at an apex that never surrenders a single moment to denouement.
On Tough Luck, Fat Heaven’s accomplishment is the return to a fondly missed classic punk rock sound that they have captured effortlessly and authentically. For the entire duration, the band never allows their sound to settle for even a moment as anything less than awesome.
Superfly and A.C. Entertainment are excited to confirm that U2 will appear at Bonnaroo this year. It will be the legendary band’s exclusive first-ever headline appearance at an American festival. They will be performing a set that will include the career-defining 1987 release The Joshua Tree
in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the classic album.
Bonnaroo will announce the full 2017 lineup and put all tickets on sale this Wednesday, January 11 at 8am ET.
Video: JR Donato – “Can’t Tell Me Nothin”
Blessed with a prodigious gift for rhyming, Chicago North-Sider J.R. Donato is a veteran in the rap game at only 23 years of age. Cementing his place in the scene, Donato stunts in his leaned-out “Can’t Tell Me Nothin” visual, which is from the Taylor Gang member’s 2016 Why So Serious? mixtape. Directed by Cole Bennett of Lyrical Lemonade, “Can’t Tell Me Nothin” has J.R. Donato mobbing with his crew and laying down rhymes over a piano-laden beat. “I got money, you can’t tell me nothin/ no discussion, you can’t tell me nothin.”
J.R. Donato started rapping in his early teens, earning a local hit at age 13 under the name Young JR. During his junior year of high school, Donato supported Twista on a regional tour and eventually caught the ear of Wiz Khalifa, who featured J.R. on his Cabin Fever 2 mixtape and later signed him to Taylor Gang Entertainment. Though Taylor Gang’s recent TGOD Vol. 1 collaborative mixtape features a tracklist loaded with stars such as Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Ty Dolla $ign, the Gang demonstrated their confidence in the young rapper when they chose his “All Winter” banger as the first track on the project.
BEYOND CHRONICLES: new video “Win by Blood”
BEYOND CHRONICLES just released its new video”Win By Blood”. This song is taken from their last “Human Nation”.
Cool Hunting has premiered “Billie” the first single off of Khodara’s newest EP of the same title, out 3/17. ‘Billie’ will come out just months after her debut EP ‘Where’s Your Love?’ , which was released on 12/13.
Khodara’s second EP entitled Billie – EP is a slower collection of pop songs, reflecting on the artist’s journey to date. Produced and co-written once again by Billy Pavone, the 4-song EP has been compared to the XX and Phantogram while vocally recalling an early Madonna or a more refined Lana del Rey. The purity of Khodara’s heart shines through in the lyrics. Billie – EP’s overall message of overcoming fear is what young women around the world need to hear right now.
SOLDIERS OF SOLACE Signs with Rock’N’Growl Records, Post New Song “Cold as a Stone”
US heavy rockers SOLDIERS OF SOLACE have signed a record deal with German based label Rock’N’Growl Records, a division of Rock’N’Growl Promotion. The band is currently in the studio recording their debut album, for an album release due later in 2017. SOLDIERS OF SOLACE recently released a sneak preview track “Cold as a Stone”, from their up-and-coming album, which can be streamed here.
The 1975 announce today that they will headline New York City’s fabled Madison Square Garden on June 1st. An artist ticket pre-sale for the show begins tomorrow, January 10th at 10 am ET and fans may register for access to the pre-sale today. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Saturday, January 14th at 10 am ET.
Highly Sedated – ‘Make Love’
Following their recent release “Got Some Water?” on Steve Angello’s highly regarded label, five-piece Swedish electronica band Highly Sedated announce a new single “Make Love,” out now via Size Records.
With a deep, slow beat and sultry vocals that implore the listener to “make love to the bassline,” the track stands out as an unapologetically primal anthem dedicated to losing yourself to music. Having just formed last year and with over 100k listens on their first Size Records release “Existence,” Highly Sedated is poised to shake up the musical spectrum.
Horse Thief’s “Little One” Debuts Today, Trials And Truths Out 1/27
“Little One,” the newest single from Oklahoma quintet Horse Thief’s forthcoming new album Trials And Truths, debuts today.
The band recently wrapped up a run of very special live dates previewing music from the new album and will tour more extensively this spring. Dates are to be announced soon.
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Levi Petree is set to release a new album, It’s Country, on March 3, 2017. Described by some as “if Johnny Cash fronted The Clash,” Petree is a ragin’ Cajun from Lafayette, Louisiana; Petree was born on the bayou and infuses that area’s unique spirit into his music and performances. With songs that are lyrics- and guitar-driven and boasting a healthy dose of humor and a touch of American swagger, Petree’s album was recorded at Exposition Studios in Culver City, CA, with Chad McKinsey at the production helm. The record was mixed and mastered at Exposition Studios, with additional mixing done by Paul Broussard at Leap Studios in Lafayette, Louisiana.
“I still believe in the promise of rock ‘n’ roll, and our aim is to remind people it’s out there,” says Petree. “One of the most consistent comments I get from people who see us play live is that, as a band, we go for broke. I take pride in that and hope it’s something that comes across on the record.”
Low Steppa releases free download
Birmingham-based DJ and producer Low Steppa has released an edit of Bizarre Inc’s ‘Playin With Knives’. The New Years gift to fans is available as a free download now.
Originally released in 1992, Low Steppa has given the classic house track ‘Playin With Knives’ a bass-driven twist with rumbling synths and looping vocals.
INgrooves Music Group, one of the world’s leading independent music distribution and marketing services companies, announced today that it has created a new position and recruited SK Sharma as EVP of Insights & Analytics. With the addition of Dr. Sharma to the executive leadership team, INgrooves further demonstrates its long-standing commitment to being at the forefront of developing innovative methodologies that will pave the way for increased monetization opportunities for its partners.
In addition, the company announced that Sean Moriarty has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Moriarty currently serves as the CEO of The Leaf Group. Previous to Leaf Group, he served as the CEO of Ticketmaster and Saatchi Art.
LONDON O’CONNOR SIGNS TO TRUE PANTHER SOUNDS + “Guts”
Self-produced American songwriter London O’Connor announces a partnership with New York City-based record label True Panther Sounds as well as the official re-release of his critically acclaimed debut album O?. For the first time the debut effort from the self-proclaimed “explorer” will be available on all streaming platforms as well as CD and Vinyl.
LA-based DJ/producer VICE has recruited ‘Caribbean bass’ group Bad Royale to rework his latest single, ‘Steady 1234’ featuring singer/songwriter Jasmine Thompson & New York rapper Skizzy Mars. Out now via APG/Atlantic, the dancehall inspired remix is set to build on the success of the original track.
Bad Royale’s version of ‘Steady 1234’ builds around Jasmine Thompson’s enchanting vocals and Skizzy Mars smooth rap style. Fused with their eclectic sound, Bad Royale’s rendition leads with a bouncy bassline and summery electronic rhythms.
Brooklyn-based experimental metal outfit TOMBS has entered Mana Recording Studio St. Petersburg, Florida to begin recording their fourth full-length. Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal), the as-yet-untitled album is set for a Summer release via Metal Blade Records.
Guitarist/vocalist Mike Hill comments: “I’ve been gearing up for this moment for all of the past year. Rutan is a master and I’m intending on us delivering the most punishing TOMBS record to date.”
Following the recording, TOMBS will return to the road in March, joining Darkest Hour, Ringworm, and Rivers Of Nihil for a US journey from March 5th through March 21st.
Flosstradamus, FKi1st & graves – ‘Came Up’ feat. Post Malone & Key! (Remixes)
Following the success of ‘Came Up’, Flosstradamus, FKi1st and graves are releasing a remix package featuring Jorgen Odegard, Rickyxsan, graves & Clips x Ahovy and Casper & B. The package will be out on the 6th of January on Ultra Music.
First up, Jorgen Odegard builds up from a melodic chorus, dropping into a heavy trap-like rhythm layered with bubble-like synths. Meanwhile, Rickyxsan’s slow tempo remix is filled with staccato sounds.
Code Orange have debuted, “Ugly,” the latest track to be released off their anticipated new LP, FOREVER. “Ugly” is streaming now via BBC Radio 1’s ‘Rock Show With Daniel P Carter.’ You can stream “Ugly” HERE by skipping ahead to the 1:37:01 mark. FOREVER arrives everywhere this Friday, January 13th.
The Black Madonna “He Is the Voice I Hear”
Set for digital release January 9, 2017 via her new label We Still Believe, “He Is the Voice I Hear” is The Black Madonna’s first new original production since 2013’s Lady Of Sorrows EP. Made in collaboration with her studio partner Rupert Murray, the track features musicians Davide Rossi and Christoforo LaBarbera on strings and keyboard.
Of the track, The Black Madonna stated, “I have always felt, where making records was concerned, that it was better to say nothing than to rush and put out a lot of music that didn’t say much at all. But now it’s time to share something with you that has been the most exciting project I’ve ever worked on. “He Is The Voice I Hear” is my first all new work since Lady Of Sorrows.” It’s been a long journey from there to here. I’m so thrilled to continue the story and finally realize my dream of bringing together an ensemble of live musicians.”
The Proper Ornaments share new track “Bridge By A Tunnel”
The Proper Ornaments – the project of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy) – will release their sophomore album ‘Foxhole’ on January 20 via Slumberland Records (US) and Tough Love Records (ROW).
This week the band premieres new track “Bridge By A Tunnel” on Loud and Quiet. You can catch the band on their UK/European tour which kicks off later this month.
UNEARTHLY TRANCE Premieres Second Single “Famine” From Forthcoming Full-Length Via Cvlt Nation
New York City sludge/doom/drone trio UNEARTHLY TRANCE today premieres the earth-shattering sounds of “Famine,” the second single from the forthcoming full-length Stalking The Ghost, via Cvlt Nation. Notes the esteemed blog, “Every minute of this album will drag your mind into fucked places… UNEARTHLY TRANCE’s music is dank, murky, and full of the unknown, just like the rat-infested subway tunnels of the city they hail from!”
NO ICE started as a recording project of singer/guitarist Jamie Frey and drummer Jesse Katz, who were playing in native NYC rock n’ roll band The Brooklyn What. Working with visionary producer Oliver Ignatius, who runs Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen, a Brooklyn recording studio/Utopian arts collective, the two began recording the set of songs that would become their debut full length LP Come On Feel The NO ICE. The title of the album is a tribute to the 1993 album Come On Feel The Lemonheads by The Lemonheads, which is a profound influence on the band, as well as artists like The Replacements, Guided By Voices, Big Star and Elvis Costello.
Phoebe Bridgers Announces New Single “Smoke Signals”
The spellbinding ache you hear when Phoebe Bridgers sings belies the fact that she’s still just 22. In “Smoke Signals,” her haunting vocals anchor lyrical references to Thoreau, The Smiths, Bowie, Motörhead, and Holiday Inn in a five-and-a-half minute kiss-off to a generally cataclysmic 2016. A wounded love song Bridgers wrote in a cabin outside Ketchum, Idaho, last spring, the track is filled with billowing strings, reverb-drenched guitar, and the unshakable sensation of hearing an artist whose songs will end up in a listener’s head for days. “Smoke Signals” will also appear on her forthcoming debut album.
Anna Of The North shares new single, ‘Oslo’
Electronic duo Anna of the North (Anna Lotterud & Brady Daniell-Smith) today unveil new single “Oslo”, transporting you to a crisp, wintery walk through the streets of their city. It’s an icy, reflective synth-pop cut which beautifully marries the coldness of the climate with the warm sensation of home. It’s got all the allure and emotion we now expect from Anna of the North, and follows the success of Anna & Brady’s previous singles “Sway”, “The Dreamer” “Baby” and most recently “Us”.
FRIGHTENED RABBIT ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Music/Atlantic recording group Frightened Rabbit have unveiled details for their upcoming North American tour. The cross-country trek includes a run of headline shows as well as a festival stop at BottleRock Festival Napa Valley. The tour kicks off at the iconic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on May 25th, supporting Band Of Horses. Tickets for the newly announced headline dates will be available on Friday, January 13th at 12pm ET.
Portuguese hardcore outfit REALITY SLAP has released the latest video for “Haymaker” through an exclusive premiere at Revolver Magazine. The EP is set for release this Friday the 13th through WAR Records, the label founded by Andrew Kline of Strife.
Combining the best of old-school aggression with a modern hardcore vibe, REALITY SLAP’s songs are full of tight riffs, heavy grooves, and they always pack a massive punch. Refining their sound, they recorded their strongest material to date, Limitless, at Eyeball Studios in Portugal. Limitless bridges the gap between the old and the new, merging the enduring influence of DMIZE, Outburst, Breakdown, Cro-Mags, and Bad Brains mixed with modern bands like Turnstile, Backtrack, Down To Nothing, and Terror.
Nashville-based venue marketing company, Marco Club Connection, has announced the 2016 Top Ten dance songs among Country lifestyle venues across the country. Topping the list are Jon Pardi’s “Head Over Boots,” Luke Bryan’s “Move,” and Thomas Rhett’s “T-Shirt.” Also making the list were two pop tracks, “Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE and “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake.
“2016 proved to be a very diversified year for the dance clubs with the inclusion of two pop acts and the steady climb of independent act, Drew Baldridge, in the top ten rankings,” said Craig Bann, Executive VP of Marco Music Group/Aristo Media Group.
Marco Club Connection maintains a national database of venues and world-renowned dance instructor contacts that reaches thousands of club patrons each weekend. The panel of venue instructors, DJs, and venue managers were surveyed, and the results were calculated.
The full results of the 2016 Top Ten Country Dance Club Hits are:
1. “Head Over Boots” – Jon Pardi
2. “Move” – Luke Bryan
3. “T-Shirt” – Thomas Rhett
4. “Cake By the Ocean” – DNCE
5. “Dance With Ya” – Drew Baldridge
6. “21 Summer” – Brothers Osborne
7. “Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
8. “You Look Like I Need A Drink” – Justin Moore
9. “Dirt on My Boots” – Jon Pardi
10.”We Went” – Randy Houser
Unsigned Only Music Competition is pleased to announce its panel of judges for the 2017 competition, which is now accepting entries. Judges consist of high profile recording artists ranging from icons such as Sammy Hagar, Aimee Mann, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and Montgomery Gentry to newer artists Phantogram, Paolo Nutini, and Grouplove, and many more. Also on the panel are journalists and editors from magazines, newspapers, and websites including Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, Yahoo Music, Entertainment Weekly, Guitar Player, and more.
Since the competition?s inception in 2012, Unsigned Only has become an important source for discovering new talent and helping to nurture the careers of up-and-coming artists. Unsigned Only awards $150,000 in cash and prizes split among 28 winners, including $20,000 in cash (plus additional prizes) to the overall Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize winner will also be provided one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives. This is a unique opportunity for an artist to directly network with the highest level of record company professionals and get guidance, advice, and feedback. First Place and Second Place winners will also be selected in each category and awarded prizes.
?We continue to be excited about the talent that is submitted each year to the competition from all over the world,? said Founders/Directors Candace Avery and Jim Morgan. ?The amount of talented artists is immeasurable, and Unsigned Only provides another avenue for musicians to gain exposure and get noticed. Our goal is to help artists get their music out there and further their careers.?
Dim Mak Releases Greatest Hits 2016
Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2016 offers a selection of the best tracks that the label has to offer from the past year. Featuring a powerful collection of hits ranging from trap and future bass to dancehall and electro house (and everything in between), the package features artists like Steve Aoki, Rain Man, Keys N Krates, Ookay, Garmiani, Botnek & Snails, Autoerotique, Swanky Tunes & Far East Movement, Bok Nero & Jahlil Beats, Dirtyphonics, Max Styler, MORTEN, Henry Fong and many more.
About three years after their self-titled EP (2014, Tenacity Music), Swiss metal/progressive mongers Scars Divide announced a new 2-tracks concept-EP called “Sons Of Terminator” coming out on spring for vinyl and digital formats. The first excerpt from the effort “Sons Of Terminator Part II” is available on YouTube.
In other news, the band is currently working on its debut full-length album planned for a release later this year.
A Valley Son share new single ahead of the release of their debut ‘Sunset Park’ EP
As a band that is barely a year old, this collection of songs is simply a starting point for A Valley Son (whose name comes from the title of a deep cut from Grandaddy’s catalog), but it’s a strong one. Much like their home base of New York City, the group is an anomaly, comprised of three Southern transplants that grew up on Stax and Motown, and one Yonkers-born Gospel drummer turned bassist.
Zavala (Alexander Zavala ) is a Chicago based electronic music producer born and raised on the outskirts of Chicago. For the past 15 years Zavala has been creating and defining a unique sound of his own with influences heavily based in golden era hip hop & house. A sound of which is dense in melody & textural soundscapes and is often described as a moody combination of the dark with the blissful, all built on a foundation of analog synthesizers, drum machines & samplers. Today he shares his stunning debut album, ‘Fantasmas’ in full with EARMILK.
ROOSH WILLIAMS – “NYW”
Hearkening to the early-aughts era hip-hop, Roosh Williams is back with “NYW,” a bossed-out anthem for 2017. Roosh and Ben Al trade verses daring naysayers to do something (“Nah, You Won’t”), as classic, soulful electric piano rings out under the chorus. This is quintessential, pump-up rap music that kicks the door in and stays hanging out in your head for a while — Roosh Williams is back.
Today, Brooklyn-based synth-pop duo Saint Marilyn shared a remix for their track “Frustrate Me” by Austin Conrad, one half of dark electronic group ERAAS, via The 405.
After releasing their EP ‘Shoshone’ last year, the band flourished with a dancy high-energy live-show, integrating live drums and bass into their sound, and making rounds at popular New York venues. Saint Marilyn’s “Frustrate Me” comes ahead of a full-length release, set to come out in 2017.
Loose Buttons debut new track
“As though reaching an epiphany, the four-piece is ushered in by glimmering, wistful guitars.” – Consequence of Sound
SCHILLER “Not In Love (with Arlissa)”
‘Future’ is an appropriate title for this innovative masterpiece by one of Electronic Music’s most fascinating artists. Mixing intoxicating and exciting sounds with timeless intensity, each song has its own cinematic quality to experience. Schiller describes the album as a movie soundtrack, taking listeners on a sonic-journey through moods, feelings, and landscapes. ‘Future’ is the ideal album to escape from everyday life and immerse oneself in dreams of the “future.” Dreamscape melodies and artful arrangements create an extraordinary experience with compositions of epic power and breathtaking fragility. “Time flies so fast, and the future is so precious, whether it is the future as a feeling of life or whether we feel our own grit… I would be happy if ‘Future’ can provide the soundtrack for this journey,” says Schiller.
DISCOGS ANNOUNCES 8 MILLIONTH RELEASE IN WORLD’S PREMIERE DATABASE
Discogs celebrates an important milestone in reaching 8 Million releases via the sites 326,000 contributors over the weekend. Born in 2000, it has taken the world’s largest database of physical music 16 years to amass the dizzying collection of CDs, Tapes, and Records with over 1 Million added in the last eight months. With over 25,000 albums being added per week, Discogs continues to be the largest and fastest growing music site in the world.
Ron Rich, Marketing Director at Discogs, stated via Billboard this afternoon, “We hit 5 million releases in 2015, crazy to think we’ve halved the distance to 10 million in just two years. Still, we hope to catalog all the music in the world and at 8 million releases we’re really just getting started. As the community’s collection grows so does the database. It’s really thanks to the passion of our users that we have been able to catalog the world’s music. The real thanks belong to all the contributors out there that help give people access to music across the planet.”
Imaginary Tricks Announce Debut LP ‘Skommel’ Out 3/24/17
Queens, NY’s Imaginary Tricks – a/k/a singer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Visser, formerly of Sacramento, CA band Frank Jordan – will release his debut album Skommel on March 24, 2017 via Friendship Fever, a new Sacramento-based label distributed by House Arrest/Fat Possum. First single “Bird” premiered today via Stereogum, which wrote it’s “…a head-nodding, slow-building rock song that feels soft and pretty despite Visser’s impassioned vocal and the steady rhythmic pounding that carries it along”:
Skyway Man shares sci-fi short film for first track off Feb. 10 album at Stereogum
“The album is a collection of intergalactic roots music marked by his interest in UFO religion, so it’s only fitting that director Drew Bourdet’s video ‘Creation // Someday’ feels like a supernatural vision among misty mountains that don’t feel entirely of this planet. The song itself is spare and angelic, like Jim James’ spirit leaving his body or an old country ballad ascending into the same celestial space where Radiohead’s ‘Motion Picture Soundtrack’ exists in perpetuity.”
– Chris DeVille, Stereogum
Chart-topping diabolic duo TWIZTID will unleash their upcoming 12th release, entitled The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s, on January 27, 2017, and what better way to celebrate than with an official CD party! TWIZTID will host a special party and headline performance at the Whisky A Go Go on January 27, featuring support from G-Mo Skee. Doors will open at 7:00pm and the event is open to all ages. VIP packs are available for purchase now and include a meet & greet with TWIZTID, a The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s CD, a poster, bandana, 2017 Majik Ninja Entertainment calendar, and more – including special VIP access to a private listening party at a secret location on January 26!
Kambui Chui-Moore Announces ‘Confier’ Album and Shares Title Track
Kambui Chui-Moore was born in Houston to a pastor and early childhood educator where music was the backdrop of their lives. From James Brown to Mahalia Jackson, music was always playing in their house but he was the only child of three to adapt his parents’ musical talents. Kambui first started playing drums in church when he was 7 and, with the help of his godbrothers, he began performing with local group Eternal Groove and played in his school’s concert and marching bands. Although Kambui came from a place of love and security, he never felt he had his own voice.
ONE OK ROCK PREMIERE “WE ARE” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Fueled By Ramen recording group ONE OK ROCK has premiered the official music video for their latest single, “We Are.” The iconic Japanese rock band’s eagerly awaited Fueled By Ramen debut, “AMBITIONS,” arrives everywhere on January 13th.
On January 18, 2017, SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) will hear The Slants’ trademark case, In re Tam. The band will be in Washington D.C. for the oral hearing at 10am on January 18th.
Statement from Archer & Greiner, the firm representing Simon Tam and The Slants: “We are pleased that this matter will be reviewed by the Supreme Court of the United States, and look forward to the vindication of the First Amendment rights of Mr. Tam and the other members of The Slants. We strongly believe that In re Tam raises important legal and public policy-related free speech issues that warrant the Supreme Court’s affirmation.”
Jasper X “Whirl Music”
“The idea of “Whirl Music” was to capture a blur of past moments in one’s emotional life,” Jasper X, the New Jersey-based project frontman, explains. “Our memories are often blurred snapshots of multiple moments that we think of from time to time, like being a whirl of thoughts. The initial chord progression is the foundation of the song along with the driving kick drum on the downbeat. The idea was to create modest builds and colors around that foundation and what came out was a positive sonic vibe that crescendos into the instrumental outro.”
R&B sensation Malachiae Warren is back again with a hot new visual for for his fans. This time Chaie is accompanied by another popular Atlanta crooner , Bandit Gang Marco. The two teased their large social media following for weeks about the collaboration, and the wait is finally over . With the immediate success of the video, as well as the feedback by social media followers between the two, let’s just say it took no time for Malachiae and Bandit Gang Marco fans to ” Loosen Up” . The single is a tasteful hybrid of today’s Hip Hop and R&B. As depicted in the video it’s certainly a track for the ladies, and the fellas alike . Checkout the music video , and follow Malachiae Warren and Bangditgang Marco on instagram and Twitter today
Craig Finn has announced the release of his eagerly anticipated new solo album. WE ALL WANT THE SAME THINGS arrives via Partisan Records on Friday, March 24th.
Finn’s third solo release, WE ALL WANT THE SAME THINGS will be available for pre-order at all leading DSPs beginning today, January 10th. All pre-orders receive an instant grat download of the album’s powerful first single, “Preludes,” that premiered yesterday, January 9th exclusively via NPR Music.
James McArthur releases new video for ‘Burnt Moth’
James McArthur releases new video for single ‘Burnt Moth’ taken from the album of the same name, due out January 20th. It takes place up, on the rooftops of London, with a setting sun and a simple delivery, to capture the peaceful, poignancy of the song. And with more news being promised for 2017, all eyes are on McArthur.
With much of his life shaped by long periods of addiction, homelessness and violence over the last 15 years, Letta — a complete unknown a little over a year ago — battled his demons to release one of 2015’s most arresting debut albums, ‘Testimony’.
Then based in the notorious Skid Row district of Los Angeles, ‘Testimony’ communicated a lifetime of struggle through ambitious, grime-cum-rap beat abstractions that, although rough and scorn, were rooted in heavyset emotional trauma. “This is just me channelling stuff – it’s not beat making, it’s not grime or hip hop or whatever, it’s just me”, Letta said after submitting the final tracklist in July 2015.
MIKE WILLIAMS releases ‘Bambini’
Holland’s rising DJ and producer Mike Williams brings his third release on Musical Freedom, ‘Bambini’. The track features echoing vocal samples and sweet melodies that lead up to a drop filled with captivating synths.