Shadowgraphs Premiere Neo-Psychedelic ‘Countryside’
olden Brown is psyched to introduce ‘Countryside’ from Charlotte, North Carolina psych-rockers Shadowgraphs.
Weaving 60’s psychedelia with swirling organs and skilled production, Shadowgraphs are a head-on collision between Syd Barret, The Kinks and Tame Impala.
TETHRA Introduce Their Upcoming Album With The Video ‘The Groundfeeder’
Tethra come at you hard and heavy with their first video release, The Groundfeeder, from their forthcoming album Like Crows for the Earth. This is much more than a basic lyrics video having been put together by the excellent creative team at Adhiira Art. The images are put together like a work of art moving across your screen, weaving it’s spell within and around the track. The song itself shows Tethra in fine form, churning out heavy riffs before storming off into the distance as the track picks up its pace and intensity. This is a great way into the sound and style that is Tethra, check it out!
ICYMI: Varvara share new video for ‘Human Being’
Ahead of the release of their third album ‘Death Defying Tricks’, Varvara have released a new video for their latest single ‘Human Being’. The forthcoming album ‘Death Defying Tricks’ was mixed by one of Sweden’s best known sons of sonic debauchery and excitement, Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, Refused, Fireside). Pelle’s mixes for the album bring sharply into focus Varvara’s innate sense of melody and energy.
ZONETRIPPER Release ‘Disconnected’ Music Video
Swedish metal band ZONETRIPPER released a music video for ‘Disconnected’, it’s the first single out of their debut album, due for release later this year. ZONETRIPPER was formed by metal and rock producer Fredrik Reinedahl (Solstafir, Peter Dolving, Opeth, In Flames).
Superfly and A.C. Entertainment are proud to unveil the initial artist lineup for the 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. This year’s edition of the world- renowned four-day multi-stage camping festival will showcase over 100 artists, headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, and, in an exclusive first-ever headline performance, U2 performing a set that will include the career-defining 1987 release The Joshua Tree in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the classic album. The complete lineup is below. The 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place June 8 – 11, held as always at Great Stage Park (aka “The Farm”), the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles south of Nashville in Manchester, TN.
German melodic skate punkers Straightline have announced they’ll be releasing their upcoming album, Vanishing Values, worldwide on February 10, 2017 through Bird Attack Records.
In anticipation of the album’s release, you can now stream the first single “Not Afraid” on Bandcamp, where you can grab the track for “Name Your Price” download.
Single: Cakes – ‘Presidential’
Many of us fantasize over living a life that we have always desired. On her new single “Presidential,” off of her upcoming EP “Gold Decisions,” Cakes does just that. She paints a vivid picture for the world to see that if you want it, you have got to go get it. Steering clear of drama, focusing on your money, and taking charge are indications of what being Presidential is all about. Available now on all streaming outlets. “Presidential” video coming soon.
Following an extensive U.S. tour supporting Brett Dennen last Fall and a successful UK run with Dawes in November, Indianapolis-based sister duo Lily & Madeleine have announced an upcoming headlining tour in select U.S. cities beginning in Chicago, IL on February 15. They will be joined by bandmates Shannon Hayden and Kate Siefker for the nine-show run, which also includes dates in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
Breaker Breaker, the South London via Sheffield imprint headed up by Haider Masroor a.k.a DS1, return with their second release.
Following on from the soul-drenched disco excursions of Ross From Friends’ debut EP, newcomer RGL’s ‘1 Thing’ EP spans 3 dusty deep house cuts built from the ground up to do the dance-floor damage. RGL is the moniker of Tokyo based producer Rigly Chang, who’s also part of the Tokyo based Cosmopolyphonic collective. His affinity for intimate dance music brings soft textures and moods that stretch into the listener, bringing a new kind of warmth to the club. Soaked in jazzy late night grooves, rolling piano chords and skittering percussive foundations, it’s another essential release from a label that’s quickly rising to prominence.
Dave Chappelle will make his Sarasota debut at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7PM.
Please note that this is a strict NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED show. Please leave your phones in your cars or at home. Anyone who brings a cell phone will be required to place it in a lockable pouch. Everyone is subject to a pat down. Anyone caught with a cell phone inside the venue will be immediately ejected.
Tickets are $69.20, on sale Friday, January 13 at 10AM.
Bad Brains’ Shamanistic Frontman HR’s Eccentric Life and Spiritual Struggles Revealed in Documentary
Paul “HR” Hudson is a misunderstood spiritual warrior. As the voice of Bad Brains, punk/hardcore pioneers, one of the most influential bands to rise out of the 1980’s, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, HR has trail blazed a musical aesthetic and codified a way of living. Finding Joseph I, directed By James Lathos and produced by Small Axe Films with Executive Producer Jay Mohr, takes the viewer on a harrowing odyssey into the life and spiritual struggles of this iconic iconoclast.
Finding Joseph I has been praised by The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, OC Weekly, and The Washington Post. The documentary has been screened in New York, Maryland, Long Beach, California, England and Finland, with upcoming screenings in Brooklyn on January 24th; in San Francisco on February 9th and 11th, at SF’s Independent Film Festival; at the Long Beach, CA Art Theater on February 12th; and Missoula, Montana, at the Big Sky Film Festival. Currently, Finding Joseph I is also being considered for other national and international film festivals.
The album features guest appearances from Matt Berninger of The National, Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew and Justin Peroff, Kelley Stoltz and Shudder To Think’s Adam Wade. Spiral Stairs has also launched a Pledge Music campaign where fans will have the option of buying archival Pavement and Preston School of Industry merch and memorabilia (or a DJ set, private show, trip to IKEA or a round of golf with Scott) along with their pre-order of Doris and the Daggers.
Declan McKenna has announced his new single, “The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home.” It will feature on his as-yet-untitled debut album, due for release this spring through Columbia Records. The song debuted on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, one of Declan’s earliest supporters.
Hear George Morris’ Sci-Fi, Indie Pop Track “Full of Stars”
George Morris, the indie rock artist and former frontman of The Satin Peaches, has released the second single from his upcoming self-titled solo LP. The track “Full of Stars” premiered with Idobi Radio on January 1oth and follows-up the album’s lead single “100 Years.”
Tommy Stinson’s BASH & POP album, Anything Could Happen, the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 1993 debut, Friday Night Is Killing Me, will be in stores January 20th via Fat Possum Records. Additionally, Sire/Reprise will release the first ever vinyl pressing of Friday Night Is Killing Me on January 24th.
Tommy has roped in a few of his friends who helped make much of the new BASH & POP to hit the road with him – lead guitarist Steve “The Sleeve” Selvidge (The Hold Steady), Joe “The Kid” Sirois (Mighty Mighty BossTones) on drums and Justin “Carl” Perkins (Screeching Weasel) on bass guitar.
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.”
2017 is already shaping up as a banner year in the life and career of American music icon Loretta Lynn, whose album, Full Circle, has received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album.
Released to universal acclaim in March 2016, Full Circle was recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and was produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash.
Her first studio album for Legacy Recordings, Full Circle is also Loretta’s first album of new recordings since Van Lear Rose, her 2004 collaboration with Jack White which took home a pair of Grammys including Best Country Album and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (for “Portland, Oregon”). Full Circle is Loretta Lynn’s 40th Top 10 Country album and the highest-charting album she’s ever had on the Billboard 200. To-date, Loretta Lynn has been awarded four Grammys including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE SHARES NEW TRACK “BEACON HILL”
Long-running Toronto indie-folk trio The Rural Alberta Advantage is proud to share a new track titled “Beacon Hill,” which is about the wildfires that led to a total evacuation of RAA singer/guitarist Nils Edenloff’s onetime home of Fort McMurray, AB earlier this year. The track premiered via Stereogum, who noted that it finds Edenloff “feeling completely powerless to help, but sounding emboldened to not let what once was be forgotten.”
Americana band JD & The Straight Shot – featuring vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan whose voice the New York Post calls “reminiscent of Tom Waits and Randy Newman,” bassist Byron House (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton) and violinist/fiddler Erin Slaver (Martina McBride, Rod Stewart) – are set to kick off the new year on tour with legendary artist Don Henley. The trek starts on January 14th in Austin, TX at Austin City Limits Live.
JD & The Straight Shot are currently working on their forthcoming album due out in early 2017. The achingly beautiful first single “I Know, You Know, I Know” gives an exciting taste of what’s to come. The sparkling ballad produced by Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Miranda Lambert), was written by Dolan, Slaver and Marc Copely (B.B. King, Rosanne Cash) with sweeping accordion melodies performed by Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, Levon Helm, Saturday Night Live band). The new song was a rousing audience favorite along JD & The Straight Shot summer 2016 European tour dates with Don Henley and U.S. shows with Joe Walsh.
‘Street Rituals’ is the new studio album from Midlands band Stone Foundation – set for release on March 31st via 100% Records. The album features ten new songs, produced by Paul Weller, who also features on all the tracks (piano, guitar & vocal, including lead vocal on ‘Your Balloon Is Rising’). as well as vocal contributions from both William Bell and Bettye Lavette.
Having been hugely impressed by Stone Foundation’s previous endeavors, Weller personally contacted the band to propose the idea of working together, initially on one specific track, but having enjoyed the process so much, the resulting ten compositions on ‘Street Rituals’ now all have musical input from Paul. Two songs – ‘The Limit of a Man’ & ‘Colour Of’ – are co-written with a Jones/Sheasby/Weller credit.
Darko Release “Hiraeth” Music Video
Darko have shared the new video/single, “Hiraeth,” taken from the new album, Bonsai Mammoth, which will be released on all formats on February 3, 2017 through Bird Attack Records (US), Lockjaw Records (UK) and Torch Of Hope (JP).
Speaking on the new single, guitarist Rob Piper said, “It’s been really humbling to receive such positive reaction from all our fans and friends so far. We have been working up to this release for a while and I’m so excited to hear that people are enjoying the new single.”
For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Yet that means defying his father’s wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary – and reclusive – musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast.
If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves’ plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he’s always dreamed of being: More than a dog … more than a Rock God… he’ll be a ROCK DOG!
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Grails drop new song “Pelham” ahead of new album
Grails has just issued a second single, “Pelham,” ahead of their first studio album in six years, Chalice Hymnal. The new track is more muscular but just as heady as the title track (which was issued last month), a visceral collusion of acid-psych, 20th century Western film scores, and jazz-infused prog.
Eric Church wastes no time bringing music to his fans in 2017 as he embarks on his Holdin’ My Own Tour this weekend. The tour will kick off at Lincoln, Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena this Friday, Jan. 13. The “Kill a Word” singer will see 60+ cities in North America and will be without any opening acts for the entire tour. The award-winning singer/songwriter and his band will bring their two-set show that New York Times says is “fuel for love, for anguish and, naturally, for other music,” to both coasts before ending with a two-night blowout at Nashville, Tennessee’s Bridgestone Arena in May.
All fans who hope to see “one of country’s smartest, most ambitious singers and songwriters,” (Vulture) from beginning to end on the Holdin’ My Own Tour, need to ensure they take their seats by 8:00 p.m. local time, as Church will kick the show off promptly with a huge moment, without any opening support preceding. The double-set show will feature a 360-degree stage that offers fans great views from anywhere in the arena.
Ronnie Spector to be Honored at 2017 She Rocks Awards
The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) proudly announces iconic singer Ronnie Spector as a 2017 She Rocks Award recipient. Her award is sponsored by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, in honor of her influence on multiple generations of aspiring musicians. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event takes place on January 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM Show.
Dutch Uncles share “Big Balloon” video
Manchester’s idiosyncratic art-popologists Dutch Uncles return with Big Balloon, their new studio album, on February 17 on Memphis Industries.
This week the band shares the video for the album’s title track “Big Balloon.” Directed by Nick Middleton, the documentary style video follows the band as they visit a stock car race at Buxton Raceway. Watch it over at Stereogum and on YouTube.
PC Worship Buried Wish comes out February 24th on vinyl and digital formats. The first single “Blank Touch” hits all platforms on Friday. It’s been a classic in the band’s set list for a few years, so I’m really happy that the studio version is a thing. The whole album is terrific. See PC Worship this February on tour with Naomi Punk. More US and EU tour dates to follow!
Yugal New Video
A groovy track with a powerful chorus, a restless mid-tempo, Oriental hints and traditional instruments… « Heavy Mental » is one song you definitely can’t avoid on the new Yugal album « Chaos And Harmony ». This is about perseverance, being strong-minded, reaching you own aims. The video, which has been directed by Slo MetalManiax and the whole Team 23, shows the intiatory journey of its heroine across the labyrinth of her fears. A tremendous and catchy video. Get ready to rumble.
ROSE COUSINS DEBUTS “FREEDOM” TODAY
Natural Conclusion, the forthcoming album by acclaimed singer/songwriter Rose Cousins, is set for release February 3 on her own Old Farm Pony Records. Second single, “Freedom,” is out today.
“The song is about the double-edged sword of choice,” says the JUNO award-winning artist. “How in order to have what you want you must often give something up. The title of the record comes from this song’s bridge and I knew soon after writing ‘Freedom’ that Natural Conclusion would be the title as it revealed the common theme I kept running into. Acceptance, I suppose.”
Coco Hames to release self-titled solo debut album on March 31
We are delighted to announce that Coco Hames, the frontwoman and indomitable force behind beloved garage-pop combo The Ettes, will release her self-titled solo debut on Merge Records on March 31. Listen to the ardent ballad “I Do Love You” which premiered at American Songwriter. It showcases Hames’ considerable vocal prowess while conveying the intensity of new love.
Minus the Bear are excited to announce their new album VOIDS, due out March 3rd. VOIDS is the Seattle band’s sixth full-length album, and first new LP in half a decade. It also marks the band’s return to their original label home, Suicide Squeeze Records, a longtime pillar of the Emerald City’s vaunted indie rock scene. Fans can hear “Invisible”, the first single off VOIDS, and learn more about the album via an interview with Noisey posted today.
“‘It’s Just Practice’ is some straight-up raw lyricism,” says seminal MC GIFT OF GAB of his surprise single drop that is released today. “This is for the heads that are into the art of rhyming!” Unleashed today via his website, “It’s Just Practice” is an exercise in vocal dexterity – a trademar for Gift of Gab.
Senator’s debut single “Breathless” on Pancakes & Whiskey
“Breathless” carries Senator’s vocals over a haunting instrumental and tells the stories of two women’s experiences with sexual assault. “This song tells a story about a girl. It could be any girl, someone you know and love, or even yourself.” On “Breathless” Senator aims to bring light to an issue often swept under the rug. He told Pancakes and Whiskey, “It’s an all too common story that needs to be told, discussed, and prevented.”
Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Howard Baker has been performing from a young age. Baker, dubbed Senator in high school, was raised in a highly musical family – attributing his musical talent to his mother and his musical taste to his father. Senator combines his wide range of influences (from Kurt Cobain to Beck), his longtime love for classical music and his childhood obsession with musicals to create a seamless, cinematic blend of sound unlike any other.
Jessie Early Releases Debut Single
Nashville indie-pop artist Jessie Early has announced the release of her debut single, “Heart,” available for streaming and purchase everywhere on January 27. “Heart” is the first single from her debut EP, Wild Honey, which will be released March 31. Kick Kick Snare’s founder and creator Brent Burns premiered the track today saying, “…listening to the singer’s debut song, “Heart,” I’m on cardiac and cerebral watch since a calm feeling of euphoria is now racing through my veins.”
Orenda And Todd Fink Announce New Band CLOSENESS
CLOSENESS will release their debut EP Personality Therapy on February 24 via Graveface Records. The EP is available to pre-order digitally and on limited edition vinyl now in the Graveface Records Online Store. The band have shared the first single “More Romantic” from the forthcoming EP with Stereogum, and the song is also available to share via Soundcloud or Bandcamp. CLOSENESS will be performing live at March at SXSW.
Today, Vice’s music portal Noisey is streaming As Was, the forthcoming new studio offering from New York City’s BLACK ANVIL, in its engrossing entirety. Hailing As Was’ “evil riffs, vicious grooves, and an uncharacteristic abundance of soaring clean vocals,” the stream comes in advance of the record’s official unveiling this Friday via Relapse Records.
Listen to over fifty-minutes of thought-provoking, modern black metal alongside an in-depth interview with bassist/vocalist Paul Delaney courtesy of Noisey RIGHT HERE.
Dirty guitars, mesmerising beats and gravelly voices – welcome to Nova Materia. A moniker worn as a warning this music will take you some place unknown. After a three track single ‘Aparece En Suen~os’ which came out on Kill The Dj in 2015, Caroline and Eduardo have followed up their shamanic rituals in a similar vein with this fresh EP. In an age of up to the second technology we plunge here back into a kind of Stone Age revisiting the fundamental sources of sound with the amps whacked up and all the buttons fiery red. Regular instruments have raw sounds twisted from them in violent and ritualistic manner. Having spent 17 years in the Franco-Chilean band Panico has of course left its own traces. Shaking off the standard formats, staying free and having fun would appear to be the punk credo values which have survived Panico and remain part of the DNA of the current NM incarnation, reinventing themselves with this record in what has a sulfuric whiff of a manifesto about it.
Ahead of the highly anticipated February 20th launch of the Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience, today a new video clip and infographic have been released which detail the massive scale and scope of the immersive concert tour. The new visuals highlight the 3 years it took to turn composer Ramin Djawadi’s vision into a reality, the 11,588 miles that will be travelled by bus and truck during the tour, the 136 speakers that will deliver battle calls and dragons screams throughout each arena, the 807 linear feet of video walls that will be used to created scenic elements, and much much more.
Partisan Records is excited to announce the release of Awake and Pretty Much Sober, the debut full-length album from multi-instrumentalist and producer Jeremy Larson (aka Violents), and vocalist Monica Martin (of Phox). Colorful, effervescent, honest, and emotive, the record turns the traditional “duets album” on its head, offering up its own version of electronic-influenced pop music along the way.
The pair recorded Awake and Pretty Much Sober in Nashville, where Larson had already produced several Violents EPs featuring different female vocalists. With Martin, he found a particularly unique collaborator. After recording some initial demos, the two realized they were onto something special, something different, something deeper. Something that, like the album’s own title, was filled with both the clear-headed clarity of an early-morning wakeup call and the lovely, woozy swoon of a buzz that had yet to clear.
A few weeks after unveilling a first audio excerpt from its upcoming album with the single “Heroes’ End”, French deep-rock trio Syd Kult just unveiled two new songs in one track with “Space” and “Slient Scream” on SoundCloud.
This new tunes will feature on the debut and self-produced full-length album by Syd Kult planned for CD and digital formats on January 27th with the courtesy of La Grosse Radio as official media partner. Pre-orders will be up very soon.
LA-based singer/songwriter TRACE shares the new video for her track “Low” (over 11 million streams on Spotify alone) from her debut Low EP via FADER. The daughter of one of Vietnam’s biggest stars, she recently put aside her career as a magazine editor to make music and has already clocked in over 18 million streams to date. As showcased by the track, her signature, smoldering electronic pop is totally raw at its core and irresistible. More big news to come soon.
Dear Boy Share New “Alluria” (Pr0files Rework)
Los Angeles-based band Dear Boy have shared Pr0files Rework of their single “Alluria.” The single premiered at The Revue who said, “The original song was already a crowd-pleaser with its anthemic and infectious melody. But as Pr0files’ Lauren Pardini and Danny Sternbaum have shown with their previous renditions, they’re not merely satisfied with remixing a song – they need to give it a new identity. Their rework of ‘Alluria,’ as such, belongs in a different dimension, where time ceases to exist and beauty is transcendent. To a place where “Alluria” is synonymous with breathtaking, dazzling, and cathartic.”
M Resort Spa Casino has Partnered with Gangster to Present Rock Into Spring!
M Resort Spa Casino has partnered with Gangster to present Rock Into Spring, a three-day rock n’ roll music festival taking place April 28 – 30, 2017 at M Resort’s pool.
Howard Weiss, M Resort Vice President of Entertainment, Daylife and Nightlife, commented “We are very excited to partner up with Gangster on this venture that is sure to be a huge success. The Rock Into Spring Festival is a great example of the new level of entertainment that M Resort plans to bring to our stunning property.”
Curtis McKinney from Cranked Up Live commented, “We’ve already lined up some great bands for this show; Rock Into Spring will be an amazing event.”
Global Music Rights (GMR) is proud to announce that it has signed a deal to represent the iconic catalog of songs written by Prince, including “Purple Rain,” “1999,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Raspberry Beret.” A long time advocate of artists’ rights, Prince left ASCAP in 2014 seeking an alternative to traditional public performance licensing practices. The Estate, represented by Bremer Trust, their music industry advisors, Charles Koppelman and Londell McMillan, and attorney Jason Boyarski, concluded that GMR’s philosophy of providing an elite group of writers with heightened customer service and control was most consistent with Prince’s values. As of October 1, 2016, GMR is responsible for licensing for all of Prince’s catalog –both released and unreleased tracks– on a worldwide basis.
Commenting on the signing, Irving Azoff, founder of GMR, said, “I couldn’t be happier that Prince, who, during his lifetime, I worked with at various times over the last 30 years, will have his incredible roster of works represented by GMR. Prince was an iconoclast, who never settled for second best, and now his Estate has ensured that the public performance rights are protected in a way befitting their significance.”
SAMPHA RELEASES NEW SINGLE
Sampha today releases a brand new single ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’. At once both emotionally raw and achingly beautiful, the track is a tribute to the piano that sat in Sampha’s south London family home from the age of three – a piano on which he wrote much of his highly anticipated forthcoming debut album Process.
Cavegreen Shares “Sun” Single and Music Video
Today, electronic pop duo Cavegreen premieres their second single “Sun” with Northwest Music Scene, accompanying the track with an earthy and captivating music video. Northwest Music Scene had this to say: “The track has an awe-inspiring splendor and sense of scope that rivals any contemporary major label indie band’s new car commercial-ready radio smash, but the vibe Cavegreen conjures with this single and many others on the album is vastly different from that of their indie pop contemporaries.”
Horror icon Bill Moseley – most notable as Chop Top in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Otis in Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects – recently joined forces with extreme music legend Philp H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) for a very special collaborative release entitled BILL & PHIL’s Songs Of Darkness And Despair.
Swedish Black Ambient Duo NOÊTA to Release Debut LP
NOÊTA is a musical duo that hails from Västra Götaland, Sweden. Featuring multi-instrumentalists Êlea and Ândris, NOÊTA plays “black ambient” music that it calls “an accompaniment to introspection.” Noêta will release its debut full-length, Beyond Life and Death, on February 17 via Prophecy Productions (Alcest, Bethlehem, Darkher).
Brian Puspos has teamed up with FUSE to premiere the stunning new music video for “Starting Line.” The track is the new single from Brian’s debut solo EP, Slow Love and Bangin’, out today via CXSHXNLY and has already hit #2 on the iTunes R&B albums chart. Featuring 6 tracks and enlisting the talents of Grammy-nominated artist Anderson .Paak, Grammy-winning producer collective The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, EXO) and producers Nez & Rio (Schoolboy Q, Tinashe, Vic Mensa), Slow Love and Bangin’ is an intimate affair, with Brian’s smooth vocals singing lyrics of love and heartbreak over thumping beats and atmospheric synths. Be sure to watch the music video for the lead single from the EP, “Murder She Wrote.”
KIKA’S “AGUACERO” GOES VIRAL IN SPAIN
Venezuelan DJ and producer KIKA took listeners by storm with her last release, “Aguacero,” an infectious tribal number featuring her own Spanglish rap. Last week, the single went viral in Spain, entering the country’s Viral 50 Spotify Chart at #24. Listen to “Aguacero” now and stay tuned for the official music video, coming soon.
STATE OF SOUND RELEASES VIDEO FOR “WAKE UP WHERE YOU ARE”
Stockholm duo State of Sound releases today their video for “Wake Up Where You Are” via Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records. The video, which follows State of Sound members Viktor Norén and Joakim Andren around Nevada, was directed by Ea Czyz and produced by Danger Österlin.
Today Brooklyn Vegan has premiered the lyric video for Tall Tall Trees newest single ” Freedays”. It is the second single off of the upcoming album ‘Freedays’ out 2/17 via Joyful Noise Recordings.When talking about the track Tall Tall Trees mastermind Mike Savino said, “Free Days is a meditation, a song that captures the moment that exists between what one has and what one wants. It is the exploration of the passage of time and the acceptance that life and love may never appear as you expect. The track features Claude Coleman Jr. from Ween on drums.”
In case you’re not familiar, The Fame Riot is known for their incredible stage presence and mesmerizing aesthetic. They recently concluded a national tour, which garnered attention from Alternative Press, Red Bull, Celebmix and Galore Magazine.
MOUTHS OF BABES RELEASE NEW TRACK “THE RED CARPET”
Comprised of Ingrid Elizabeth and Tylan Greenstein of acclaimed acts Coyote Grace andGirlyman, the now-married pair has received notable press both for their respective projects and together as Mouths of Babes; just last year MTV covered their wedding as an inspirational story celebrating marriage equality.
Dae Dae x London On Da Track release politically charged lyric video, “Black Lives Matter”
On the day of the President’s farewell speech, Dae Dae and London on da Track release a lyric video for the politically charged song, “Black Lives Matter.” Dedicated to Barack Obama, the video shows appreciation for the president while paying respect to recent victims of police brutality including Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Alton Sterling, and Sandra Bland. Filled with chilling clips and personal photos, the video clearly upholds the message of the song. “Black Lives Matter” was featured on the artists’ collaborative mixtape, The DefAnition.
Buffalo, NY emo band Del Paxton shares new single from debut album out March 3rd on Topshelf Records
Buffalo, NY’s Del Paxton have shared a second single from their forthcoming All Day, Every Day, All Night debut. Listen to the upbeat “Take It To The Limit” HERE and their earlier single, “Koolwink” HERE which Stereogum says “combines the smooth melodic sensibilities of mid-’90s emo with the more hook-minded approach that would come to define the genre in the subsequent decade.”
Dirty River – ‘Purple Dreams’ Single
Alternative, eclectic country duo Dirty River formed in 2012 around the talents of singer/songwriters Lea May and Jimi Dobbs. Lea was working as a solo artist and needed a fuller sound. Jimi was also searching for something different, having played in bands and solo for more than 20 years. Somehow their voices found each other and it was inevitable that this was the beginning of something that needed to be heard.
This dynamic duo are passionate storytellers who have only just begun to tell their story. Their new single, ‘Purple Dreams’, is ultimately a love song that depicts the story of two people desperately searching for a kindred spirit who has the ability to love honestly and see them for who they truly are.
“White Friday (CM9)” out now. Cop that shit!
Washington D.C. native and recent Dreamville/Interscope signee, Ari Lennox, releases her highly anticipated EP, PHO. The only female in her crew and the only vocalist, Lennox has much to prove and sets out to do just that with her whimsical new offering. You can check out the video HERE.
“Sometimes women are put in this box where we’re only supposed to talk about certain things,” the 25-year-old singer-songwriter explains. “I want to be braver and riskier. I think people want to hear that kind of honesty and frankness.”
Watch Chicago polymath Nnamdi Ogbonnaya’s “let gO Of my egO” music video
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya will release his new album entitled DROOL on March 3, 2017, a Sooper Records and Father/Daughter Records co-release. DROOL features 13 tracks with guest appearances by Mal Devisa, Julia Steiner (Ratboys), Morimoto, ThrashKitten, and Molly Malloy. The A.V. Club debuted the video for “let gO Of my egO” saying the track “demonstrates why Ogbonnaya is the Midwest’s version of Andre 3000.”
NEW SONG – “Living Dreams”
“Mike Bramble is a Pop, Rock and Blues Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist from Portugal.
Mike Bramble writes and produces his own songs where he mixes the melody of Pop and the aroma of Blues/Jazz with the texture of Rock. Mike Bramble writes songs about real life appealing to positive feelings and attitudes. “… the soulful power in Mike’s voice in the Seal-like jazzy/R&B flavour of “Is It You”, and the story-telling heartache of “Her Lies”, which features absolutely gorgeous guitar work… there is much more that we haven’t yet heard from Mike Bramble. Definitely a new talent to watch.”- Bill Smith, Meet Portugal’s @MikeBramble1 Covering INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart”… (May 31, 2014)
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR ED SHEERAN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
Global superstar Ed Sheeran has announced details for his highly anticipated third studio album. Titled ÷ (pronounced “divide”), the multi-GRAMMY winner’s latest release arrives on March 3. ÷ will be available for pre-order beginning at 12am ET tomorrow, Friday January 13th.
The album’s first singles “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” have been smashing streaming records across the globe since their release last Friday. Most recently, “Shape Of You” has broken the record for single-day streams on Spotify with 7,940,950 streams, topping Adele’s “Hello.”
Vice releases official video for “Steady 1234” featuring Jasmine Thompson & Skizzy Mars
Vice has kicked off 2017 with the official video for his genre-bending single “Steady 1234” featuring Jasmine Thompson & Skizzy Mars. Still climbing, the track currently has over 35 million plays worldwide and is sitting at #17 on the overall Spotify US Chart – thanks to massive playlist support via Today’s Top Hits, Teen Party, Mood Booster & more.