“Immediate Engagements” from Blue Plutos
It’s off the act’s recently released full-length, ‘Moon Language’. Spiritualized, MBV, and Smashing Pumpkins all came to my mind on this particular track.
Off the group’s new album ‘Moon Language’, “Immediate Engagements is about getting older and recognizing the need to really focus attention on the interests or hobbies or matter most, in order to feel like we’re maximizing the time we have on this Earth.
Rainy Boy “White Chick”
Because of all the noise being made from “Tales From the L”, he decided to drop a second mixtape at the end of the year. December 23rd, 2011 came the release of “The Happy Trap Home” . It soon became the talk of the city with features from D. Golder, Dro Man, DRock, HFBT and the list goes on. Rainyboy and Tone Goody’s collaboration on Rainyboy’s Single titled “I Know I Can” Prouced by Swift Tha Gift was a smash hit along with the video on youtube shot by Trill Nation Films.
Symon It-Girl On The Rise Brings Power Anthem to 2017
This past summer, her hype song “Say” was heard across a slew of radio stations including Sirius XM Hits 1, Venus, iHeart Radio and Radio Disney, where it was well-received by listeners and music critics alike. Influenced by a range of pop revolutionaries, including Madonna, Gwen Stefani, and Rihanna, Symon’s music does not have one singular lane, but rather evolves with each story she tells in her songs. Combining a bit of pop, R&B, and house, Symon is here to break the boundaries and push the limits of self-expression, bringing a fresh, raw, and honest perspective back to the airwaves.
Thieves Like Us New Album + Video
After a four-year hiatus, Thieves Like Us return with their fifth eponymously titled record. The Swedish/American band, named after a New Order song, tracked and produced the new record in late 2015. The new self-titled record reinvents the band’s cosmic song based aesthetic with the introduction of live bass (Thomas Franklin) and drums (Tore Knipping), steering its songs into more spirited waters.
Guitarist Chris Wackrow and his Felt-like guitar overdubs delicately fill out the rhythmic spaces with many a subtle and sparkling riff. Backing singers Martine Duverglas, Mia Von Matt, and Monika Martinez substantiate Andy Grier’s frail and airy vocals elevating the music to a more adult modern rock sound similar to the complimentary vocals of Metronomy. The end result is an intricate, accessible pop record and a natural progression of the band’s previous record Bleed Bleed Bleed.
Tom And His Computer – Eighty Four – New Music Video
The psychedelic music video is produced by the copenhagen-based unique and creative collaboration 73collective, exploring modern witchcraft through a red-tainted youth ritual – starring Klara Kristin (known from Gaspar Noe´’s Cannes-nominated feature film ’Love’ and Calvin Klein’s recent controversial ad campaign) as well as 88-years old actress Rita Gelardi Malfila^tre.
Harvest Records will release Charlotte OC’s debut album, Careless People, on March 31. The young U.K. artist recorded the album at Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Sound with producer/former Ima Robot member Tim Anderson (Solange, Youngblood Hawke, Halsey).
Says Charlotte O.C., “The album is a collection of songs that tells the story of how other people’s recklessness and careless behaviour can hurt and affect others. It’s also about me being careless and moments where I probably should have cared less while finding out what I actually cared about.”
Bianca Rose releases new single ‘Because Of Love’
British/Jamaican/Nigerian singer-songwriter Bianca Rose has been writing and composing for the best part of a decade. In 2007 she self- released her debut EP ‘Truth and Tiny Tragedies’, and has continued to collaborate and write songs for other artists ever since. Accompanying herself on guitar and ukulele, Bianca’s live shows have included sets for Sofar Sounds, Tigmus, London Jazz and the CrimeJazz Festival in the Netherlands with additional performances for Playstation, OH TV, & radio play on Radio 1 and 1Xtra. As lyricist in the Ready Riters songwriting collective, Bianca recently co-wrote X-Factor contestant Annastasia Baker’s debut album, resulting in Annastasia’s 2014 Mobo nomination.
Electronic rock band Savoy are gearing up for the release of their new EP “Tomorrow Today pt. 1” out February 10th. To get fans excited, the Brooklyn by way of Colorado trio released new track “Living Color feat. Fatherdude” on Billboard.com.
“When tracking the history of modern dance music, all roads lead to disco,” says Billboard Magazine. “It was a beautiful era of live instrumentation that continues to inspire generations of dance floor freaks. It’s no wonder Savoy, a trio of musicians who deliver the feel of modern electronic-dance music with its own live analog performances, finds itself firmly rooted in that disco tradition. Those roots show strong on Savoy’s latest single, a steady, feel-good, chilled-out tune called ‘Living Color.’”
TEAR Announce Mini-Album & Share New Track ‘Careless Again’
London four piece DIY punk outfit TEAR have today announced the release of their debut mini-album; ‘VINYL01′, due for release on 17th March via Tim Burgess’ label O Genesis Recordings. The band signed to Tim’s label in late 2015 for the release of their first EP, and have since been busy making a name for themselves through a string of intimate shows and festival performances. Alongside the news, the band have shared a brand new track; the fierce and focused ‘Careless Again’ (listen out for the Fleetwood Mac ‘The Chain’ influenced crescendo), which premiered via Clash, who said “The torn and tattered sound perfectly matches the emotional state of the lyrics, while the head-long rush of the chorus is matched to some rather more subtle elements”.
Madison McWilliams, the talented 15-year–old singer/songwriter/musician, and Austin,Texas native, is set to release her second single and video for her much anticipated early 2017 debut album. The original track “We’ve Got Today,” is scheduled to be released on Friday, January 20th, followed by her fun new video shot in LA, directed by Nayip Ramos and produced by Casey Schreffler. “We’ve got today is about seizing the moment and making the most of whatever life hands you,”says Madison. Additional album tracks, including “Fighter” and “End of the Tunnel” are also planned for advance album release. A Facebook Live event has been confirmed as part of the single release date promotion.
Sebastien Chenut of Scratch Massive Premieres “Baiser Froid” (Cold Kiss)
A versatile art and music unit, Scratch Massive (Sebastien Chenut and Maud Geffray) have an incredible array of both visuals and music unveiling during the upcoming months to coincide with the launch of bORDEL their US imprint aimed to showcase authentic sounds from Paris and L.A.
Their current project is Sebastien’s debut solo project, the upcoming mini LP ‘Motor of Love’ set for release this February 3.
Out now, the third single “Baiser Froid” explores dark synth pads and monophonic loops, and puts them to use but never abuses the musical rhythm. Broken sad vocals sounding like a rabbit in the cage, with no where to go, trying to find a form of light in the groove.
Western Daughter Debut First Single – “Exhibition On Main St.”
Stoked to team up today with GoldFlakePaint to bring you Exhibition On Main St., the first single from Western Daughter’s upcoming album entitled Driftwood Songs. Think Mewithoutyou meets Okkervil River meets Modest Mouse. Honest emo/folk/rock from the Pacific Northwest that weaves introspective lyrics into every song.
Western Daughter will also be playing Treefort Fest this March in Boise, Idaho with such great acts as Touche Amore, Deafheaven, Alvvays, The Growlers, Kishi Bashi, Andy Shauf, AJJ & more!
New York legend and cultural icon, Fat Joe is readying his joint album release with fellow legend and icon, Remy Ma, titled Plata o Plomo, due February 17th via RNG / EMPIRE. Following the immense success of their GRAMMY-nominated “All The Way Up” single (Best Rap Performance and Best Song) and “Cookin'” single, they are releasing the video for their latest single, “Money Showers,” which has over 5 million streams to date. This will be Fat Joe’s first release after joining the Roc Nation management family.
Featuring Ty Dolla $ign on the hook, the storyline for “Money Showers” is based on the cult classic film, The Players Club (1998), directed by Ice Cube and starring Jamie Foxx. The video boasts cameos from comedians A.J. Johnson, an original cast member, and Michael Blackson.
Allman Brown (London) shares new single “Sweetest Thing”
Inspired by fellow ever-changing troubadours like Ryan Adams and Sufjan Stevens and groups like Bombay Bicycle Club and Bon Iver, Brown is never afraid to try new things and incorporate different styles into his music, and his debut album is indicative of this approach. Songs like “Palms” and “Ancient Light” represent a sojourn into the world of soft and subtle electronica, while never losing the emotional punch of the folk-influenced works that set out his stall.
1000 Years was cut with longtime friend and producer Ian Barter (Paloma Faith, Izzy Bizzu). The ten-song record represents an artist exploring his past, present and future with an ever expanding set of musical tools anchored by a beautiful, rich and distinctive voice.
Bradford (UK) based duo ‘They Called Him Zone’ deliver news of their latest edition to the acts self-produced discography. The mini album ‘Crow Swan Wolf’ shall be their first release of 2017 and a sonically darker follow up to last years acclaimed ‘Miami’ EP.
Available from their Bandcamp page on Monday 20th Feb 2017, the 6 track offering demonstrates the musical mavericks flirting with an alchemy of influences pulled from dark-wave, post-punk, goth rock, psychedelia, electro pop and new-wave. The act consisting of Mik Davis and Steve Maloney mesh together a seductively hypnotic world of synth grooves, twisted guitar sounds, electronic beats and melodic vocal hooks. The chemistry between the creators has propelled They Called Him Zone on to radio airwaves across the globe and secured respect from underground media and fans alike.
Moon Bounce is Philadelphia’s mutant pop pioneer, Corey Regensburg. Walking the fine line between creation and disintegration, his output combines soulful vocals, bombastic percussion and explosive synthesis; obsessed with groove, yet on the verge of falling apart.
Regensburg’s unconventional background spans about every performance style and genre imaginable. Classically trained in piano and a graduate of University of the Arts with a major in musical theatre, he quickly ended up disillusioned from the creative limits that were imposed on him in school. Using a friend’s pirated copy of Propellerhead’s Reason, a piece of software with a significant learning curve, Regensburg started creating samples and synthesizers completely from scratch. Inspired by early M83, bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Blood Brothers, and sound design progenitors such as Chris Clark and Aphex Twin, the Moon Bounce project soon had lift off.
Five time GRAMMY-winner Marty Stuart will release Way Out West, his 18th studio album, on March 10 on Superlatone, and it will be available on CD, vinyl, and digitally here. The album was conceived as a love letter by one of Country music’s living legends, who has played with everyone from Cash to Lester Flatt, to the lonely but magical American West, specifically the promised land of California. “If you go and sit by yourself in the middle of the Mojave Desert at sundown and you’re still the same person the next morning when the sun comes up, I’d be greatly surprised,” says Stuart. “It is that spirit world of the West that enchants me.”
Northern Italy’s cold woods are set to unleash their fieriest beast, with ’70s power trio DOCTOR CYCLOPS returning with their blistering third album “Local Dogs” this March on Heavy Psych Sounds.
DOCTOR CYCLOPS haven’t stood idle since their latest album “Oscuropasso” (World In Sound 2014), slowly but surely rustling up their heaviest and most accomplished project to date. This new full-length entitled “Local Dogs” delivers an explosive blend of ’70s heavy rock, NWOBHM and doomier Sabbath-style riffage, ready to take you back to a different era. Groovy riffs and gloomy paths coming straight from the woods feel like the epic saga of the ’70s is truly likely to continue its course. In this context, the appearance of Bill Steer (Carcass, Firebird, Gentlemans Pistols) on lead guitar tastes like the icing on top of a tempting cake.
SOCIAL STAIN Release Debut Album, Post ‘Dead Man Talking’ Music Video
Finnish hard rockers SOCIAL STAIN have released their self-titled debut album on January 13, 2017 – available on all digital platforms. The band recently unveiled a music video for the song “Dead Man Talking”, which can be viewed here.
Her Harbour ‘Chime and Knell’
“Chime and Knell” is about the juxtaposition of life and death in the spring. I began writing it in the last stretches of the winter, when the snow was first melting and the dormant land was beginning to thaw. In a season that had always seemed abundant with life, I felt haunted by death; I saw it in the landscape and everything that surrounded me. I ultimately found peace in understanding the importance of loss to life renewing itself and hoped to convey that sentiment with “Chime and Knell”.
Cultivating a hybrid of pop, R&B, and electronic, the Australian artist BLESSED heralds a promising new direction for rhythmic music. The latest single from the Sydney native, “Insanity” is a sweeping epic of a song, with BLESSED riding a percussive, Kid Cudi-type delivery over massive African-style drums, plaintive piano chords, haunting vocal samples, and a climactic bass drop. Today, Pigeons & Planes premieres a visual that lives up to the far-reaching scope of the track. The visual for “Insanity” follows a troubled youth with bleach-blonde hair, who struggles to control his emotions in his pursuit of his love interest. The story takes dramatic twists and turns, from moments of tenderness to moments of violence, but begins and ends with mirror images. Directed by Julian Machuca, the video is a perfect complement to the song’s themes of intense emotional connection and loss.
Kelly Lee Owens announces her self-titled debut album, due March 24th via Smalltown Supersound, and shares lead single, “Anxi” ft. Jenny Hval. It follows the release of her “Oleic” EP, released this past fall. An album that bridges the gaps between cavernous techno, spectral pop, and Krautrock’s mechanical pulse, Kelly Lee Owens brims with exploratory wonder, establishing a personal aesthetic that is as beguiling as it is thrillingly familiar.
Before starting work on the self-produced album, Owens, a 28-year old Londoner, turned her keen ear towards dance music after working in a record store with techno producer Daniel Avery. Her voice and contributions can be heard on Avery’s Drone Logic. Since then, she self-released two white label 12″s, with the “Oleic” EP to follow.
THE LAST ARTFUL DODGR & NEILL VON TALLY RELEASE “JAZZ CRIMES”
Today, quickly rising duo The Last Artful, Dodgr and Neill Von Tally release “Jazz Crimes”, the third track from their highly anticipated forthcoming debut album Bone Music. On the record, Tally infuses jazz elements with a progressive electronic production intensified by Dodgr’s easily distinguishable and unparalleled vocals. Mass Appeal quoted on Dodgr’s vocals saying, “When you think of some of the greats in hip hop – Biggie, Tupac, Nas, Hov, Slick Rick – aside from their lyrics, flows, and other points on the checklist of a great emcee, each had a recognizable voice…Having a unique sound is the least of The Last Artful, Dodgr’s worries.”
The “biggest little festival” in Massachusetts just grew a little bigger. Starting off as a humble friendly barbeque, the Levitate Music and Arts Festival has since grown into a full-fledged weekend-long festival featuring top national touring acts, expecting a draw of over 10,000 fans per day. The fifth year will see the festival running two days: Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th.
The festival has gathered a lot of attention from fans and press alike most notably receiving a nomination from Pollstar Concert Industry Awards for “Music Festival of the Year.” Levitate blossomed in part thanks to rave reviews from The Boston Globe, Vanyaland, JamBase, and Live For Live Music, who have cited previous lineups as “supremely stacked” and “explosive.”
KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD Release New Track “Sleep Drifter”
Hailed by Rolling Stone as”one of the most compelling collectives of art-rock experimentalists in recent years, exploring a mix of high-concept musical odysseys that range from AM bubblegum to kaleidoscopic acid tests,” psychedelic seven-piece King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have expanded minds yet again with their latest song “Sleep Drifter”.
Full GrassRoots Live! Lineup Announced
The open format for the 2017 edition of the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance promises to spread the event’s vibe throughout Miami. Not only will there music at the festival’s Key Biscayne home, but this year, mainland satellite happenings in Coral Gables, Wynwood and Midtown, and North Beach will literally bring the music to the people. Live performances are scheduled to begin Wednesday, February 22 and will run through the grand festival-closing performance on Sunday, February 26. Camping will be available the 21st through the 27th at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.
Long an organization that supports and encourages sustainable mass-transit commuting, all events are either within in walking distance of each other, or accessible by public transportation (buses, Metrorail, and Metromover), Freebee (Wynwood’s free electric runabout car system), or Uber.
The band will be making their television debut on CBS This Morning: Saturday January 28 playing songs from their critically acclaimed new album & I’m Fine Today—out now on Missing Piece/Caroline.
NPR Music heralded the band as one of the “Nine Artists to Watch For…” at the 2016 AmericanFest while Yahoo! Music proclaimed them as one of the “10 Artists to Watch in 2017.” SUSTO recently streamed their album exclusively with Consequence of Sound who said “The Charleston five-piece covers vast sonic ground on their new album.”
Matt Andersen Announces 2017 US Solo Tour
New Brunswick powerhouse Matt Andersen has been enthralling audiences with his one-of-a-kind performances across the world for years. To kick off 2017, he announced a run of US solo tour dates as well as dates opening for Los Lobos beginning in Burlington, VT and ending in Ithaca, NY in March.
The Weeks’ Easy out 4/7, “Talk Like That” video debuts
Easy, the highly anticipated new album from rising Nashville-via-Mississippi band The Weeks, is set for release April 7 on Lightning Rod Records. The new video for “Talk Like That,” the album’s first track, debuts today featuring live footage shot entirely by the band’s own drummer, Cain Barnes. Watch it here.
Saw Black and his puppet pals declare their love of pot
Azalea Days marks the debut of Saw Black, whose songs from the heart tell the story of a once boundless love and the realization of that love’s decay. That’s not to say that Saw is all serious. Today he shares the music video for “Criminal Cigarettes” which Impose calls ” a hilarious, cartoonish, yet somehow polished, hook filled track.”
Silversun Pickups will embark on a 30-date amphitheater tour opening for Third Eye Blind. The “Summer Gods” Tour celebrates Third Eye Blind’s 20thanniversary, and kicks off on Friday, June 9 in Miami, FL with stops including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and New Orleans. Dates below and tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, January 25th here.
The Man From Managra shares new track “Because Of You”
Three years have passed since the release of the first album “The Man From Managra”. During this time Coti turned fifty (half a century of life), became a father, haven’t managed to learn surfing yet and continued to write songs, this time with a more extrovert attitude and with an expanded number of guest musicians.
The album was written and recorded over a period of two years (2015, 2016) somewhere between Tinos island and Athens. Besides his close collaborator, Panos Galanis, on drums, the album features: Jim R. White (Dirty Three, Peaches) on drums, Blaine L. Reininger (Tuxedomoon) on viola and vocals, Hristos Lainas on bass and guitar, Rena Rasouli (Venus Volcanism) on vocals, James Whylie and George Avramidis (G.Aggelakas and 100º) on wind instruments.
The Dark Alternative, Hard Rock Transmedia Project September Mourning have released their Official Music Video for “20 Below” off of their debut full length album, Volume II, which is out now on Sumerian Records. Originally premiered on Alternative Press, “20 Below” follows the continuing story of human-reaper hybrid ‘September’ through parallel story lines as she is pursued between two worlds.
“Burning Man” thrives on explosive chemistry between watt and multiplatinum, chart-topping Dallas, TX maverick Post Malone. Their vocal interplay ignites a hypnotic melody punctuated by thunderous production and screeching, scorching guitar solos.
Landlady, the Brooklyn five-piece led by Adam Schatz will release their new album The World Is A Loud Place on January 20th on Hometapes + Landladyland.
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 album standout “Oh Yeah,” featuring backing vocals from Stealing Sheep and Everything Everything. Stream the track over at The FADER and on SoundCloud. Lead vocalist Duncan Wallis explains the positive sentiment behind Oh Yeah: “as soon as you are back to emotional zero, BAM! Opportunity knocks. Perhaps not in the way you thought it would, but a connection all the same, and the realization genuinely carefree times are right there in your palm”.
Spaces Releases Futuristic “Day Dream” On New Noise
Making his New Noise debut, budding Australian producer Spaces brings the mystical vibes with “Day Dream,” using glitchy 8-bit arpeggios and celestial vocal chops to deliver a jaw-dropping future bass tune.
THE KRICKETS Release New Single “Cool Cool Water”
The Krickets have recently shared their new single “Cool Cool Water,” from the record Spanish Moss Sirens with the world. The critically acclaimed group has been garnering accolades, which has seen them winning ‘Folk Artists of the Year’ at the IMEA awards as well as an award at the Independent Music Awards last year.
Deemed as “Swamp-Folk,” the group’s enticing sound is a delight within every listen. Spanish Moss Sirens showcase the true range of The Krickets’ work, which consists of whimsical and storytelling vocals, accompanied by strong instrumentation and songwriting. Spanish Moss Sirens was produced by Ben Tanner of The Alabama Shakes, and recorded at Muscle Shoals Studios.
“My ambition in all my creative pursuits is to help people lose themselves, whether that’s on a dance floor, in their headphones, or lying on the floor of a loft space.”
A delicate collection of songs for losing yourself, a meditation on spiritual struggle, a window into the parallel reality of Justin Carter: The Leaves Fall is all of those things – and probably more. Centered on his intimate vocals, pointed with hints of Arthur Russell and John Martyn, the eight tracks are buttressed by warm acoustic guitars, vibraphones, and organs and flourished with modern production. They are familiar but distant, like ghosts living in the present.
RICHIE QUAKE Releases New Single: “SWAN”
Closing out 2016, Brooklyn based producer, vocalist, songwriter, and DJ, Richie Quake, ended the year with R&B balled “Try.” Fader described the track as sounding like “…it was recorded in those moments of clarity as your inebriation peaks and the sun rises.” Now that the sun has risen on 2017, Quake is leaving the heartache of “Try” in the past and moving on with new single “SWAN.”
A helium-voiced gangster with the respect and admiration of the streets, Ralo is the latest in a long line of ascendant Atlanta trap stars. Bringing out the hottest rappers in his hometown and abroad for his latest project, Ralo demonstrates his growth as an artist with Famerican Gangster 2, a sequel to Famerican Gangster, his introduction to the music industry. In 2015, Ralo emerged from prison a changed man, having sworn off violence and converted to Islam. In his early-20s with the voice and perspective of a wizened vet, Ralo writes aggressive and reflective trap with a message, aimed at shining a light on his experiences and educating the streets. Featuring appearances from Gucci Mane, Future, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, Birdman, YFN Lucci, Shy Glizzy and RT Skool Boi and production from Zaytoven, Southside, Cassius Jay, Frank Forbes, and more, Famerican Gangster 2, out February 12th, is the first major Atlanta trap event of 2017.
THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS have announced their 3rd annual Summer Camp experience in Malibu, CA to take place from August 12 to 14, 2017. The event, dubbed CAMP MARS, was the first of its kind Summer Camp Festival when it debuted in 2015 and is a welcome
departure for those looking to take a break from the mega festivals and their
massive crowds. An intimate and unique weekend, it allows its visitors to enjoy the fun, magic and community of Summer Camp experiences while also sharing in new adventures with others for the very first time. Festival-goers can join activities such as yoga, hiking, drum circle, archery, meditation, a speaker series, and 2 different performances by Thirty Seconds to Mars under the stars in Malibu, CA.
Singer and songwriter, Jared Leto says, “When last year’s Camp sold out in just over a day we were blown away and humbled. And to be doing this for a third year in a row is an absolute dream. We not only get to share our music, great food and tons of fun with people we love – but it also takes place in one of our favorite places on the planet, the beautiful mountains of sunny Malibu, California.”
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.
D.A. Stern Shares Albert Brooks Inspired “Miami” Video
D.A. Stern shares his first video from Aloha Hola in the form of this Albert Brooks inspired gem ahead of the records release via Two Syllables on January 27. In D.A. Stern’s own words…
“I am a huge Albert Brooks fan and Real Life might be my favorite of his movies. It’s basically about a filmmaker, played by Brooks, who plans to make a feature out of footage he shoots of a real American family during their day-to-day lives; naturally, everything goes wrong. The hilarious and beautiful montage that occurs during one of the family’s happier spells depicts a typical all-American family living an all-American dream in slow-motion, yet we are aware that this is not the truth. Beneath all of the smiles, ice cream cones, and board games, this family is being pushed to their limits by a selfish man with a vision. The idea that not everything is as it seems and that things are different below the surface ties directly into what the song Miami is about.”
Tesla Boy arrives with new track, “Avoid”
“Tesla Boy are huge in their native Russia. Blessed with choruses the size of entire cities and riffs that can stun at a thousand paces, it’s little wonder that their homeland has embraced them.
The band now have their sights set internationally, spending an increasing amount of time in the United States.
Today, January 18th, 2017, Port Juvee premieres the new music video for the title track of their recently released album CRIMEWAVE with Exclaim! and Punktastic. Vocalist Brett Sandford said of the video:
“We wanted to combine some of the inspiration we found in the kitsch of old public access television style telethons with some nods to the underground radio scenes of The Warriors. The entire record was made in a chaotic time in our lives, and the track is about finding opportunities for change in those crazy times where you think everything’s gone wrong. All the live footage was shot in our jamspace, this little concrete room in Calgary that’s covered with graffiti, which is also where we recorded the CRIMEWAVE EP.”
New Jersey/New York-based socio-political hardcore punk outfit, FULL SCALE RIOT, has just released a new lyric video for the track “Rising Tide,” which hails from their Eulogy Recordings-released debut album, empower.
WATCH BANKS’ NEW VIDEO FOR “TRAINWRECK” TODAY
Today, BANKS shares the music video for her latest single “Trainwreck.” The song is available on her second full-length album, The Altar [Harvest Records]-available everywhere now.
Following the release of their first two acclaimed albums, Please Make Welcome (2011) and Holly Grove (2013), the Atlanta-based band The Whiskey Gentry are set to release their third full-length studio album entitled Dead Ringer this spring. On it, the husband and wife duo of Lauren Staley & Jason Morrow and bandmates have created an effort that builds on many of the sounds of their previous albums – incorporating deep country, Americana, honky-tonk, bluegrass and a stiff shot of gritty rock ’n’ roll, yet it also finds the band testing themselves and pushing beyond their own boundaries.
Dead Ringer deals with growing up, and how that’s affected the band’s relationships, and the places they’ve gone and people they’ve met in the process. As singer/songwriter Lauren Staley puts it, “There’s also a lot of questioning where you are in your life: are you going to follow your dream, or are you going to do what society thinks you should do?”
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for the Australian singer/songwriter as she just released her music video for “Call On Me” (Rick Riback Remix) .
The song is already getting ALOT of traction!! Her musical style is this unique fusion of genres, but rooted in pop and she’s getting massive support with over 145MM global streams.
Infinity Downs Farm debuts initial 2017 calendar
Infinity Downs Farm, Central Virginia’s premier outdoor concert and events venue, and home to the Lockn’ Festival, The Festy Experience, and Blue Ridge Bowl amphitheater, is excited to present the initial 2017 calendar. Tickets for all events are on-sale now at www.infinitydowns.com.
Saturday, April 22 – The Revivalists with special guests People’s Blues of Richmond at the Blue Ridge Bowl. 7:00 pm. Advance tickets $25. Half-price for Lockn’ 2017 ticket holders. $12.50, if you bought (or buy) at 2017 Lockn’ ticket free admission, if you bought (or buy) a Lockn’ student or military ticket.
G Jones Releases New Single “We See It Clear”
Next week on January 27th, the highly anticipated new EP from G Jones, titled “VISIONS,” will be released in full. Leading up to the EP, the producer has teased the project throughout 2016 with the release of five EP cuts- “Pull Up,” “Helix,” “Fuck What You Heard,” “Collision Course,” and “Lavender Town VIP.” Before we get our hands on the full EP, Jones is sharing one final track from the project aptly titled “We See It Clear.”
LITTLE DESTROYER – “RATTLESNAKES”
The recently formed three-piece Little Destroyer (from Vancouver, Canada) have been back and forth to Los Angeles for months carefully cultivating their own brand of hard-hitting, synth heavy alt-pop with producer Jarrett Holmes (Walk the Moon, Neon Trees, Hedley). Mixed by the legendary Dave ‘Rave’ Ogilvie (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Carly Rae Jepsen), Little Destroyer’s blend of heavy, dark synths and powerful vocals is captivatingly unique and captures the pulsating energy of Southern California’s underground rock scene.
On January 20, new wave pioneers Animotion will release Raise Your Expectations, their first studio album in 26 years, through Invisible Hands Music, on LP and CD. Newly reformed, with the line-up including both original front-people, Bill Wadhams and Astrid Plane, Animotion are back with an incredible set of original new music – and a new version of one of their signature hits “Let Him Go.”
YUNG JUKO’S “HOW THAT GO”
Yung Juko drops one more before the release of his debut project, “Y.N.F.A.” (Your Next Favorite Artist) which Bigga Rankin graciously offered to host. The two have spent weeks on the road together doing street and radio promo and killing it everywhere they go. Juko’s YouTube views now number 3 million REAL views (read the comments) and his Spotify game is on point with a good number of those streams coming from overseas. Not bad for a little disabled kid from Lafayette, LA!
NIIA’s first acoustic performance of “Last Night in Los Feliz”
NIIA’s song “Last Night In Los Feliz” was used in the video Kylie Jenner put out on Christmas Day (directed by Sasha Samsonova) and has since seen over 6M plays on Vimeo; NIIA’s static image w/ stream on YouTube has had almost 100k plays in 3 weeks. Links to check all below – her debut album on Atlantic is slated for spring 2017.
Hortlax Cobra is the alter ego of Swedish drummer, composer, and producer John Eriksson, most famously known for being a founding member of Peter Bjorn and John.
While he may be known for his indie roots, this latest track we have for you today is a more ethereal, electronic style that will bring new appreciation to the talented artist. Working with singer Noonie Bao, it’s experimental, challenging, and yet stunning in its composition and style.
Migos took the stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live last night for their television debut to perform their hit “Bad & Boujee” feat. Lil Uzi Vert. The electric performance showcases the group’s chemistry, live show and personal style donning vintage leather bombers. Migos’ forthcoming album C U L T U R E is out January 27th on Quality Control Music / 300 Entertainment. Check out the performance and share.
Members of acclaimed groups Coyote Grace and Girlyman drop album as MOUTHS OF BABES
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.
The summer of 2016 was a big one for popular Washington, D.C. artist Lightshow, dropping the highly anticipated third installment of his Life Sentence series, Life Sentence 3, in August. Lightshow is still celebrating that success with Noisey. The up tempo single highlights just how far Lightshow’s career has progressed and displays where he is “Now!”
BuzzBands.LA premieres “neon karate kid” Eli Raybon
“Eli Raybon is only 19 years old but he has already 1) escaped his stifling, small-town upbringing, 2) double-majored in computer science and mathematics at a New York university, 3) chucked those studies to move to Los Angeles, and 4) reinvented himself musically. No wonder the dude dresses like a neon version of the Karate Kid. It was only last March that Raybon released his debut full-length, “The Machine & My Dilemma,” but upon his arrival in L.A. last fall, the muse struck and he wrote songs for his forthcoming EP, “Green.” Included was the fizzy, bouncy “Unsymmetrical”
Norwegian artist Bernhoft will perform songs from his forthcoming EP The Morning Comes, at the Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo, Norway this Friday, January 20—the entire performance will be streaming live via Bernhoft’s Facebook page, beginning at 4pm EST. The new EP will be released the same day and is available for pre-order on iTunes now.
The Morning Comes follows the Stop/Shut Up/ Shout It Out EP released last year as well as Bernhoft’s 2014 Grammy-nominated album Islander.
OK Go Performs Morrissey’s Politically Charged “Interesting Drug”
Just in time for the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, OK Go will perform Morrissey’s politically charged “Interesting Drug” on The Late Late Show With James Corden tonight, January 18.
Lead singer Damian Kulash said of the song: “I was listening to Morrissey around the time of the conventions last year and when he belted ‘There are some bad people on the rise’ – that fabulous opening line of Interesting Drug – I felt like he’d written it about the very moment we were living through. Now, with this bewildering, surreal inauguration looming, it seems like a good time to share those poignant lines again.” OK Go also released a video for their cover of the track today – watch it here.
The Slants New Video
Today The Slants went before SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) in regards to In re Tam (Lee V. Tam), the band’s case fighting to trademark their name.
The band’s founder and bassist, Simon “Young” Tam has released a statement pertaining to the oral hearing today and his hopes for the outcome of the case:
“I’m confident that the Supreme Court will stand by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision in finding viewpoint discrimination through trademark registration unconstitutional.
What many people forget is that this process all started with the government denying me rights based on my race: even in court, the government agreed that our racial identities provided the context for ‘The Slants’ to be a racial slur rather than any other possible definition for the word. In other words, the government alluded that anyone could register ‘The Slants’ if they had the right context – or in this instance, if they were of the right race. That’s simply wrong. It perpetuates institutional racism.
Mir Fontane releases new track
It’s been a while since fans have received new music from Jersey’s Mir Fontane, though it’s clear he hasn’t slowed down.
After releasing his highly anticipated Who’s Watching The Kids project in August ’16, he joined the “Birth Of A New Nation Tour” w/ PnB Rock, Dae Dae, and Shy Glizzy. Fontane closed the year by announcing he signed a deal with 300 Entertainment and re-released his popular “Down By The River” single with the label.