One of the most critically acclaimed albums of the eighties, nominated for both BRIT and Grammy Awards, Flowers In The Dirt saw McCartney team up with Elvis Costello to co-write a third of the album (My Brave Face, You Want Her Too, Don’t Be Careless Love and That Day is Done) as well as boasting production credits from producers such as Mitchell Froom, Trevor Horn, David Foster, Steve Lipson, Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney himself. Pink Floyd guitar legend David Gilmour makes an appearance on We Got Married and George Martin’s string arrangement on Put It There is amongst the many album highlights.
The reissue of Flowers In The Dirt is available from March 24th. Formats include a deluxe boxset which contains previously unreleased demos, unseen archival video, notebook of Paul’s handwritten lyrics and notes, Linda McCartney Flowers In The Dirt exhibition catalogue, 112-page hardcover book documenting the making of album and more. Watch the previously unreleased demo of “Twenty Fine Fingers” here.
Strawberry Girls Release New Single
Strawberry Girls have grown as musicians since first recording their debut album. If you listen and compare their earlier work to the upcoming record, the difference is massive. This contrast is most highlighted on the re-imagined version of “Black Night, Golden Circus”. It’s the first track the band ever wrote together and they were excited to go back and redo the song. Guitarist Zachary Garren explains, “When we originally recorded it, along with the rest of the original Italian Ghosts album, we played with less distortion and less energy. Over time, our live shows got more aggressive and energetic, and the recordings didn’t really hold up to what we became.”
THE TWO TENS PREMIERE THEIR NEW “KEEPING HOPE ALIVE”
The duo known as The Two Tens have racked up a lot of accomplishments since the release of their first EP, Volume 1, including three additional EPs, the full-length LP Volume, and four US tours. Not to mention that the 12-song Volume album yielded seven (yes, seven) fully-realized videos, all made on DIY budgets funded solely by the band themselves, as was the production of the first album.
In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, Unsigned Only is running a special two-week promotion,”Win Some Love,” from February 1-15, 2017. Unsigned Only would like to give some love back to its entrants and give them a chance to win some great prizes (valued at $6,500) ? plus all entries will be automatically entered into the 2017 Unsigned Only Music Competition and will be eligible for the overall competition prizes. Enter as many songs as you like in as many categories as you like! A First, Second, and Third Place winner will be selected in this special promotion.
Canadian rapper Belly had the best year of his career in 2016, as he snagged co-writing credits on “6 Inch” from Beyoncè’s Lemonade, and released two mixtapes under Roc Nation. An affiliate of The Weeknd’s XO crew, Belly takes time to analyze what else can come with the type of success he’s experiencing. From his November-released Inzombia tape, he opened up about the challenges of living in the spotlight and the fast life it can provide on track “Re-Up.” Today, we’re premiering the song’s video which features fellow Canadian rapper, producer, and XO-affiliate NAV. In the video, the two ride out on the highway, making occasional stops at bars and clubs on what feels like a never-ending trip. “‘Re-Up’ is a view that’s rarely talked about,” Belly said through email. “The downsides of this life we live and the vices we all have.” Belly is currently on a 40-city tour with Juicy J and gearing up to release his debut album this Spring. Watch “Re-Up” below.
Due to high ticket demand, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 announced additional shows today in all new cities including Edmonton, AB; Moline, IL; Las Vegas, NV; Ft. Wayne, IN; Greenville, SC and a second show in Denver, CO. Ticket pre-sales begin February 3rd and tickets for the general public go on sale starting February 10th at 10am local time.
Tim and Faith also announced that there will be different support acts for each week of the tour. The complete list of artists can be found at Soul2SoulTour.com. Support for the Nashville shows will be announced at a later date.
“We’ve had some great artists open up Soul2Soul in the past, so the bar was pretty high when we put this group together,” said Hill. Added McGraw “These artists represent a combination of some of the most exciting new acts from all genres out there, as well as some that we have been fans of for the past few years. We are honored to have them all with us, and look forward to seeing them live.”
HUCCI IS BACK WITH NEW MUSIC
The internet’s wunderkind, HUCCI, is back in motion from a bustled year of touring around the world. He welcomes the new year with the celebration of his big 2-1 birthday a couple of weeks ago and releases a new single, “Life” — Consumed by morose bass lines with a biblical-like presence, HUCCI gives us his uniquely alternative take on Hip-Hop and UK Trap. Sampling Rap legend 50 Cent’s raspy vocals, it’s an enrapture into the murky world that HUCCI has set to spearhead and inspire the masses with. “Life” premiered today, Tuesday January 31st, 2017 and is available for FREE download via Soundcloud.
Today Colorado bass music duo Mass Relay released their new EP StarBorn on acclaimed independent electronic label Daly City Records. Mass Relay, best known for their work with independent Colorado bass music collective The Mile High Sound Movement, deliver seven fun, fresh, glitchy and funky tracks. The EP also features a collaboration with Mochipet “Bootsy Collins’ Bulbasaur”. Following in the footsteps of recent bass music phenomenons such as GriZ, StarBorn has a nostalgic feeling coupled with live instrumentation, sure to keep event goers dancing at festivals all summer long.
Tampa is gearing up for the one of the most anticipated events of the season: The 6th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival presented by Frontier (“GMF”) which returns to Curtis Hixon Park on March 11th & 12th.
The community supported non-profit event has become a must do for live music fans and the perfect addition to any Spring Break itinerary. Today, GMF reveals an initial lineup of performers that will be appearing at the music and culture gathering. Headlining on Saturday, March 11 is Grammy Award nominee Cage the Elephant. GMF’17 will mark the group’s first live appearance in the Tampa Bay Area in over two years. Closing out the festival on Sunday, March 12, the prolific, insurgent and multi genre favorite Ryan Adams will celebrate the release of his new album, “Prisoner,” with fans at the fest. Other performers in the initial lineup include Ghostface Killah, Moon Taxi, Chronixx, The New Mastersounds, The Marcus King Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, Kelsey Waldon, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Have Gun, Will Travel and a slew of locally grown favorites.
“Whether it’s getting to see a band you love, discovering new music, or just finding a groove, GMF offers music lovers intimate experiences within a fun festival setting,” said David Cox, GMF’s Executive Director. “This year promises to deliver a lot of memorable moments.”
Antonio Breez ‘Between The Sheets / Big Papa Freestyle’
Boston based Hip Hop artist Antonio Breez has been rapidly producing freestyles and remixes over the course of the last month. His persistence and diligent work ethic has proven that AB is truly an artist to watch. After going to announcing to fans that he will be releasing a mixtape in addition his anticipated TMN album in the first quarter of this year, Antonio has not stopped grinding and showing his pen. In “Between the sheets/ Big Poppa Freestyle ” Breez shows his diversity by mixing two classics into one and shows his familiarity with the origins in which the iconic Biggie record came from.
RDGLDGRN Debut “Opera” (feat. Method Man)
A lot can be said about the band’s unique melting pot of sounds, which can range from Grime to Brazilian Polyrhythms to the more alternative side of Hip-Hop, but what truly sets RDGLDGRN apart from other bands is their work ethic and desire to set the bar higher than anyone else. Hustling enough to be able to share stages with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Outkast, Foo Fighters to DeadPrez and The Dirty Heads, the multi-cultural band have previously collaborated with legends like Dave Grohl (who provided drums on their debut album) and Grammy-winning producer Pharrell Williams, all the while hopping on festivals like Hang Out, Afropunk, Trillectro and The Great Escape.
Video premiere: CROSSBONES “I’m God”
Albanian metal band Crossbones launched new lyric video, entitled “I’m God”!
SLOT Swarm Across Russia On Their Jubilee Tour
On Feb 4th, rock act Slot embark on their biggest ever tour across Russia. The tour marks the bands 15 year anniversary and covers a great number of cities, some of which they will play for the first time. The Spring dates below are just the first part of the tour and includes the cities of the Urals, Siberia, the Far East and Trans-Baikal. The band will announce more dates in the coming weeks and plan to leave no stone unturned in trying to get out to as many people as humanly possible in their native country.
Also of note, the bands latest video Ripples On The Water has been a massive success. The video is their most ambitious to date with powerful images and a specific story line that capture the mood and message of the song. This is yet another tremendous track from the album Septima, which was released on Sliptrck Records in Spring 2016.
Iconic, multi-platinum selling musical pioneers Depeche Mode will release their much anticipated new single “Where’s The Revolution” on Friday, February 3rd. The track, which Depeche Mode teased during their highly viewed press conference in Milan this past fall, is the first new music from the band in four years and the first offering from their impending 14th studio album, Spirit, which will be released globally on March 17thon Columbia Records.
TEAR Share New Video For ‘Careless Again’, Watch Now
London four piece DIY punk outfit TEAR have shared the brilliant new video for their powerful single ‘Careless Again’; the new single from their forthcoming mini-album ‘VINYL01′, due for release on 17th March via Tim Burgess’ label O Genesis Recordings. Self-directed by the band at Joshua Tree National Park and Cabazon Dinosaurs in California, the video was ultimately destined for great things when a giant moth (Jed’s favourite creature) landed on Camille in the desert.
Behind the moniker Kairon; IRSE! there are four inner space travelers from western Finland. Debut album Ujubasajuba already knocked the planet off its orbit, even though it was done as a DIY Bandcamp release. Despite the lack of a physical release the album found itself on many a best albums of the year -list in 2014. Since then the band has performed at various large festivals and meticulously written the new album. Titled ‘Ruination’, the album will be released by Svart Records in February 2017 on CD, double LP and digital.
Music Producer Menesjai Releases Smashing New Remix of Hit Song “River” by Bishop Briggs
The very talented, up-and-coming electronic music producer Menesjai (men’ess’jay) delivers another amazing track with his reworking of the smash single “River” from the incredibly talented new artist Bishop Briggs. The original song, which has been featured in commercial spots for the Oscar-nominated film Fences, has gotten an epic boost with this remix featuring Menesjai’s signature sound of hard-hitting bass, heavy synths, use of cinematic strings and choirs, and an upbeat tempo to bring more bounce to the single. The YouTube remix video was created by director and Menesjai’s longtime collaborator Francisco Gonzalez Jr.
The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that the 97th Miss America Competition will return to Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network. Packed with glitz and glam, the spectacular evening will showcase the serious smarts and tremendous talent of 52 women representing their home states and territories as they compete to bring home the crown. At the conclusion of the intense competition, one woman will win the coveted Miss America title.
“As we barrel towards our 100th Anniversary, I am so proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with dick clark productions, ABC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) in Atlantic City as we join forces to create great television and continue celebrating the empowerment of America’s most outstanding young women,” said Sam Haskell, Executive Chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization.
Elderbrook releases new single ‘First Time’ ahead of Headline Show
London-based artist Alexandrer Kotz – aka Elderbrook – kicks off 2017 with the release of his much anticipated new single First Time. The track will be released via Kobalt on the 27th January, and is part of a two-track EP due to be released in February.
Slowly building ambience, First Time drops into electrifying synths and sharp looping vocals layered with Elderbook’s luscious chorus. The combination of soulful vocals and synth melody creates a beautiful blend of pop-infused electronica. The single is produced by Kid-Echo who had huge success with Crank It, in collaboration with George Kwali.
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons release a brand-new single entitled “Believer” on KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records. “Believer” is available now for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers.
Vocalist Dan Reynolds says about the track: “This last year has really been the most centered and positive of my life. This song explains my realization that the emotional pain I faced the last few years actually helped me progress to this healthier mental space – that adversity truly is what helps you become a believer in yourself.”
Imagine Dragons is partnering with Nintendo to showcase “Believer” in a unique way. For the first time ever, Nintendo will run an ad during the Super Bowl, and “Believer” will power the visuals. The ad is showcased online starting today in both a 30-second version as well as an extended cut. Watch it on Nintendo’s YouTube channel.
Hideout Announce ‘So Many Hoops/So Little Time’ Album Stream
IDEOUT is Manhattan-based songwriter Gabriel Rodriguez plus a rotating cast of his musician friends which includes: Will Mclaren (Delta Spirit), Cory Stier (Mrs. Magician/Cults), Scarlett Connolly, John Fredericks (Sacco/Guards), Jayme Ralph (Writer) + more.
Austin, TX’s RF Shannon signs to Cosmic Dreamer Music!
Following in the footsteps of the Other Trails EP released back in October of 2016, RF Shannon will be releasing their new beautifully sprawling, full length album Jaguar Palace on March 31st via Venice, CA based record label Cosmic Dreamer. Fresh off a tour across Europe with Jess Williamson (after having performed on her latest record Heart Song), RF Shannon has also been invited to play the official Music Showcase at SXSW 2017.
Bergen County, New Jersey-based hardcore quintet SILENCE EQUALS DEATH has signed with Eulogy Recordings for the April release of the band’s pummeling and infectious End Times debut album.
SILENCE EQUALS DEATH has been brought together by their love and passion for the music they create and the continued search for a new outlet. The name of the band has meaning not onlyfor the masses, but for the members individually who have been silenced by past events. This band is a resurrection, a new voice, a new fight, and a new opportunity to connect with the world the best way they know how.
Symphonic Distribution, one of the leading digital music distributors in the world, is excited to announce the acquisition of Spaniard distribution company Houseplanet. Houseplanet Distribution, located in Madrid, Spain, focuses on the distribution of House Music and will give Symphonic an actual footprint in not only the House genre, but also in the European music market.
The individuals at the helm of Houseplanet will be joining Symphonic Distribution’s Sales and Support team, thus making Symphonic an intercontinental brand. This transition will extend Symphonic’s support time by six hours a day in order to maximize customer support to help serve clients around the globe.
Celebmix premiere Morganway’s “My Love Ain’t Gonna Save You”
The Norfolk five-piece pride themselves on the high standard of their engaging live performances, and they have caught the eye of a range of festivals. Subsequently, they recently headlined The Open’s prestigious OH1 festival, in their hometown of Norwich, on the Banking Hall stage. Other early 2017 shows include London gigs at The Troubadour, The Islington and The Bedford, as well as a special headline performance at Cambridge’s muchloved Portland Arms.
Robin Schulz & David Guetta release the video for their hit single “Shed A Light feat. Cheat Codes”. The video was directed by Mario Clement (EasyDoesIt) and features a true love story in space and 3D visuals of the performing artists.
16 YR OLD DANIEL SKYE RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “ON”
Today, 16 year old Daniel Skye releases the video for his first official single for RCA Records entitled “ON.” The video was directed by Chris Grieder and shot in Los Angeles.
Daniel is an Instagram and social media sensation with over 28 million streams on Spotify and over 19 million streams on YouTube. He will serve as direct support for Bebe Rexha on her upcoming tour kicking off March 1st in Dallas, TX and wrapping 3/31 in Washington, DC.
Lambchop’s ‘Is a Woman’ to be reissued on vinyl with 8 bonus tracks
Just in time for its fifteenth anniversary, Lambchop’s 2002 album Is a Woman will be available on vinyl in North America for the first time on March 3. The 2-LP set in a gatefold sleeve will allow Lambchop fans to fully appreciate the lovely album art. As a bonus, the reissue will include eight digital bonus tracks recorded during the Is a Woman sessions. Is a Woman is available for pre-order now on vinyl in the Merge store.
HEAR ICELANDIC SENSATION’S BRAND NEW SINGLE “UNBOUND”
Ásgeir is set to headline Iceland Airwaves in November, with an exclusive show at Eldborg, Harpa at this year’s festival. Tickets for the Eldborg show will be allocated on a first come, first served basis from the venue on the day of the show.
Maggie Rogers premieres the video for her new track “On + Off” today on Vevo. Shot in NYC, the video is directed by Rogers frequent collaborator Zia Anger who also helmed the visuals for both “Alaska” and “Dog Years.”
The Viking Ship is coming to Chicago Open Air. When Swedish metal band Amon Amarth takes the stage at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois on Sunday, July 16 in support of their current album, Jomsviking, attendees will be treated to a visual spectacle. The band’s full production plans include the infamous lifesize replica of a Viking ship hull and live Viking fighting! The impressive setup pays homage to the band’s Swedish roots and the Jomsvikings, a shadowy and legendary sect of Viking mercenaries.
AEPHANEMER release new music video from ‘Memento Mori’ album
French Melodic Death Metal musicians AEPHANEMER have released an official video for the song ‘Memento Mori’, taken from the band’s eponymous debut album, released on September 16th, 2016 via Primeval Records. This video was shot by director Cédric Gleyal of URIPROD VIDEO.
Rome Fortune Releases “Blicka Blicka” Video
Rome Fortune kicked off 2017 with a bang, releasing two new collaborations with Toro Y Moi to start the year and promising even more creative output to follow. He follows up in fine style with the music video for “Blicka Blicka,” revisiting a standout track from his deeply personal Jerome Raheem Fortune LP on Fool’s Gold. The Anthony Supreme-directed clip is a surreal slice of Americana, featuring Rome rapping from a dreamlike, decrepit trailer park: This is my intuition / and it says I shouldn’t be pigeonholed / they said that this shit would be difficult / to make it I needed a miracle / but I didn’t, I did it without you / what ‘chu think I would amount to?
Damian Marley’s Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley returns with the 4th Annual Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, set for November 13-18, 2017. Cruisers will aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Independence of The Seas” on November 13, 2017, making stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios Jamaica before returning on November 18, 2017. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting WelcomeToJamrockReggaeCruise.com.
The 4th annual cruise announces full lineup of artists including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Sizzla, Jah Cure, Luciano, The Big Ship Crew (ft. Freddie McGregor, Stephen “Di Genius” Mcgregor and Chino McGregor), Bounty Killer, Tarrus Riley, Cocoa Tea, Busy Signal, Popcaan, Inner Circle, Richie Spice, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Pressure, Spice, Raging Fyah and Iba Mahr. Also joining are Sound Systems including Stone Love, Renaissance, King Jammy’s, Mighty Crown, Tony Matterhorn, and Kingston 12 Hi Fi. More artists, DJs and Sound Systems to be announced!
London natives CYPHER16 have risen up the ranks in their native UK throughout the last few years, amassing a devoted following which has afforded them the opportunity to perform at numerous festivals around the world (including India and China), and to catch the eyes and ears of reputable music publications and tastemakers. Now, after the buzzing release of their latest album – the hooky, symphonic metal-tinged alt-rock offering The Great Surveyor (recorded by renowned producer Romesh Dodangoda [Motörhead, Bullet For My Valentine, Funeral For A Friend]) – CYPHER16 have set their sights on North America.
CYPHER16 will embark on their very first major North American tour with headliners Amaranthe on their upcoming “Maximalism” USA & Canada tour, beginning February 10 at Scout Bar in Houston, TX. The tour will also feature support from Failure/Anthem, Citizen Zero and Smash Into Pieces. The tour will trek through North America until March 11, when it comes to a close in Reading, PA.
Popdust premiered ESH’s video for “Killing Fire” yesterday. The site states that the song “remains her most compelling and preeminent recording. Suitably, the song which flitters across the lips and lingers on the breath gets a music video both cinematic and intimate in scope.” The video follows ESH through the painful moments of a breakup, before leading to a resurrection filled with joy from both friends and music.
Los Angeles native Cassandra Violet leads a folkpop band infused with infectious hooks, drums, loops and layered vocals. In 2014, Cassandra embarked on a West Coast tour gaining attention locally playing the Echo, the Bootleg, the Hotel Café as well as from publications like LA Weekly, Buzzbands LA and more. On the Body & Mind EP, Cassandra writes songs from a modern woman’s perspective about empowerment, solitude, love and disappointment.
“The Man” – T Mitch
T Mitch is an artist and producer from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada that can rap and sing. He’s a versatile artist that can do Pop, R&B, Hip Hop and Rap music, but lately his main focus has been on doing trap music with his unique sound. T Mitch is always performing, doing local shows and working on new music and projects. Be on the lookout for some new music and what he has in hold for his future.
Bonny Doon’s mastery of restraint and melodically vulnerable songwriting comes into its own on their self-titled debut full length (Salinas). Previous homespun EP releases introduced a band residing in an unusual territory between songcraft and atmosphere. This record ventures further down that path, but comes together with a disarming timelessness, making even the stranger moments feel familiar. Its essence is floating, folk-ish rock that summons the tossed-off grandeur of early Smog or the Silver Jews boombox tHear a new single off Bonny Doon’s upcoming s/t album: “What Time Is It In Portland?”apes, and the dead-eyed poignancy of Neil Young’s gloriously unhinged Ditch Trilogy.
Today, New York City sludge/doom/drone trio UNEARTHLY TRANCE is pleased to unveil the debilitating sounds of “Scythe.” The tune, now streaming courtesy of Decibel Magazine, comes by way of the band’s forthcoming full-length Stalking The Ghost.
“‘Scythe’ lyrically touches on the occult symbolism and mythos of Saturn,” elaborates guitarist/vocalist Ryan Lipynsky. “It is one of the songs we’ve had for a while for the new album. It works great live and I feel like it’s a perfect representation of the UNEARTHLY TRANCE sound.”
ONCUE UNITES JUST BLAZE AND DNTEL ON NEW SINGLE “CRY WOLF”
Breaking hip-hop artist OnCue unites legendary hip-hop/R&B producer Just Blaze and Dntel from indie supergroup The Postal Service with the debut of “Cry Wolf” featuring Dntel from his forthcoming EP Perfectly, Tragically, Flawed. The 6-track EP, which can be pre-ordered here, is executive produced by Just Blaze, Maki, and OnCue with additional production by Dntel and is slated to be released on March 24. Last week, OnCue generated buzz around the project by teasing the track along with the single and EP cover art via his socials calling Perfectly, Tragically, Flawed his favorite project that he’s ever made.
West Coast Town, the new solo album from acclaimed musician, songwriter and performer Chris Shiflett, will be released April 14 on SideOneDummy Records. In advance of the release, Rolling Stone is premiering the title track today, praising, “….flawlessly blends blue-collar country punk with a catchy Bakersfield bounce. Borrowing the rowdy swagger of Prison Bound-era Social Distortion and the SoCal sheen of Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam, Shiflett crafts a sound that is both geographically grounded and wholly his own.” Additionally, the world radio premiere of the song will take place at 5pm ET today with Mojo Nixon on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country, Channel 60.
Ragz Originale ‘En Route’ video
2017 is shaping up to be a break out year for North London musician Ragz Originale.
2016 saw him produce the smash hit “Shutdown” – one of the biggest songs on Skepta’s Mercury Prize nominated LP “Konnichiwa”. A track made in the streets of North London was nominated for the prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting awards, reached 11.1 million plays on Soundcloud and has even been remixed by Hollywood star Idris Elba.
“The most support that I’ve got from another artist and very rare and random and so cool to me was Lorde. I didn’t expect it at all because she’s like praised me once at the Odd Future Carnival she was like ‘I seen you perform so sick you’re a star’ and I totally geeked out and then she slid in my DM’s and was like ‘you are like the greatest’ like she was just like I like I don’t ‘I’m not interested in any other new artist’ and like da da da and I was just like ‘girl like you have no idea the amount of respect I had for you’ and then she tweeted about the album and she just tweeted about how necessary like happy simple pop music is and I just love that it was received and appreciated by someone that I really respected and someone so young that I really respected too so…we’ll definitely do something in the future I already know we our DM’s be too poppin’ for us to not ha ha ha ha.”
Judah & the Lion’s latest single, “Take It All Back,” logged an impressive four-week run at the top of the Alternative Song charts. Beginning as a relatively traditional folk-rock group, they’ve recently broken out in a big way following the release of their third album Folk Hop N’ Roll. The name of that record pretty much says it all: Rather than stowing their banjos and mandolins completely, the group incorporated drum machines, overdriven guitars and laser-like synths to create a hybrid unlike anything else going.
Dark Electro artists for all the emptiness announce they will release their new EP mt on February 14th.
mt marks the third release by for all the emptiness. mt was produced and mixed by Sebastian Komor (Icon of Coil). The video for the first single seduced by a disease has premiered on Pure Grain Audio and can be seen HERE.
Civil Youth Releases Lyric Video for “Belief”
Philadelphia’s rising indie alternative/rock band Civil Youthhave been busy in preparation for their forthcoming album, Conversations (out 5/19/17), opening for bands like Twenty One Pilots, AWOLNATION, Phantogram, Capital Cities and more, all while amazing fans with their energetic live performance and leaving them highly anxious for new music. Today, Civil Youth is thrilled to release the first track off of Conversations, “Belief,” with a live-action lyric video that can be viewed here. Belief is an ultra-catchy track that highlights the band’s genre-bending diversity.
Minneapolis, MN-based rockers Sleep Signals have teamed up with VEVO to premiere their new music video for “I’ll Save You” off of their upcoming EP due out mid 2017. The “End of the World Tour” kicks off February 10th in Chippewa Falls, WI at Every Buddy’s Bar and concludes March 11th in Minneapolis, MN at the Elk’s Lodge. Tour dates listed below.
Dutch DJ/producer Bakermat has revealed the dates for his forthcoming ‘Good Vibe Tribe’ North American tour. Making his return across the pond, ‘Good Vibe Tribe’ will commence in Minneapolis on March 17, then work its way across the States, including dates in Miami, Los Angeles, Montreal and Washington DC before finishing off at Austin’s Euphoria Festival.
Lodewijk Fluttert, better known as Bakermat is recognised for his uplifting house style. His single “One Day (Vandaag)” has amassed over 47 million Spotify plays, peaked in the Top 5 of several European singles charts and went platinum in Germany. His follow-up single, “Teach Me” was premiered by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong and gained over 20 million Spotify plays. The lively track was later reworked by revered American producer, MK. Bakermat launched his 2017 with his latest single “Baby,” which is set to build on his previous achievements.
Matt FX, Mari, and Young Skrrt Release Remix Of Richie Quake’s “Hesitate”
Getting his start as the youngest music supervisor in tv and film history at only 18-years-old while working on MTV’s 2011 series, SKINS, Matt FX had a busy 2016, adding more than a few notable accomplishments to his unique resumé. Described by the New York Times as a “prodigal music supervisor,” the now 25 year-old New York native is responsible for curating the music for the Comedy Central hit, Broad City as well as many other shows including the upcoming series, Detroiters. Matt FX was also the resident music guru of MTV’s flagship live show, Wonderland, where he interviewed artists such as Tinashe, Flatbush Zombies, Lizzo, Russ, and more. Described by THUMP as a “nightlife institution,” Matt FX is an in-demand touring DJ and is now ready to pull the curtain on his work as a solo producer and debut his first-ever official release with his remix of Richie Quake’s “Hesitate.”
Samie Bower “Blame”
Samie Bower born up in California, raised in the Garden of New Jersey. Samie is an American music artist that started appearing on the scene with his demo release of “So Much” that was mastered by Randy Merrill, the same man that mastered Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” & Chris Brown’s “X” album.
Wiwek releases two new songs on OWSLA
Dutch/Indian producer Wiwek has shared two new singles, “Faka G” (which is slang for “What’s up” in Dutch/Surinamese) and “Double Dribble (ft. Keno)” via THUMP, both are available as free downloads today. The tracks are hallmark examples of the ‘jungle terror’ genre that Wiwek invented, mixing booming Dutch house drums, tribal instruments and well-placed animal noises for one of the most unique genres in dance. Both songs feature 90s cartoon-inspired animated visualizers.
“Faka G” and “Double Dribble” are available as free downloads with a follow on Wiwek’s Spotify profile or his “Wiwek in the Jungle” playlist.
Run Rabbit Run Release ‘We Don’t Know’
WE DON’T KNOW is the first taste from their EP and it is dense, dark, and raw. The thumping drums and unsettling organ drones dredge up an eerie tension that eventually erupts into a chaotic, gnarled mash of distortion and noise. A sonic departure from the band’s folky roots, the tune retains their strong bluegrass/country influences with driving banjo and rich vocal harmonies while taking further steps beyond the genre, few are brave enough to take.
Thee Oh Sees share “Gelatinous Cube” video
From the same misty mountain top tape spool as their album A Weird Exits, Thee Oh Sees returned this fall with the companion LP An Odd Entrances, which delved more towards the contemplative side than the face-skinning aspects of the former. It was a cosmic exercise “en plein air” with Dwyer and company double drum shuffling, lounging with cellos, following a flute around the groove, and spooling a few Grimm-dark lullabies along the way.
‘Overflow’ is the next hit single from SMLE that strikes all the right chords. The track employs delicate synths and light keyboard chords with a minimal, but bouncy drop that creates an uplifting vibe that consumes the listener. To top it off, Helen Tess’s vocals perfectly fit the vibe and lift the tracks to stunning heights. Smle definitely proves his talent through the amazing technical skill in ‘Overflow’. Be sure to not miss out on another great Lowly Palace and SMLE track!
Today London Grammar released their new single “Big Picture” via Metal & Dust/Ministry Of Sound/Columbia Records.
Produced by acclaimed British musician Jon Hopkins (Brian Eno, King Creosote), this immense, sweeping soundscape is the second track to be revealed by London Grammar this year.
Vali Releases Debut Track “Ain’t No Friend of Mine”
Rostrum Records artist Vali has released her infectious debut single “Ain’t No Friend of Mine” TODAY, February 1st, and premieres the video on Rap-Up. The single, produced and co-written by T-Baby (Major Lazer’s “Light it Up”), comes off of her debut EP, which will be released later this year.
Who is Camille Rae? She’s a sultry singer-songwriter and country recording artist who will release her sophomore album, Come Find Me, on March 17. The project will be available for pre-order on iTunes and Apple Music on Feb. 10 with an immediate download of the track, “Pinky Promise.”
Through intuitive lyrics and dynamic vocals, Rae delivers a concept album stemmed from personal experience. With more than half of the fifteen tracks either written or co-written by Rae, Come Find Me is as reflective as it is artistic.
“If you know me, you know that I write for myself from a place of heart-wrenching emotion or empowerment,” said Rae. “I could not be more excited about this album and what it represents. I feel like this is the first time in my life that I have gotten to truly reveal who I am and how I feel through my music. I’m not hiding anything or holding one thing back. This is ME. Here I am, so ‘Come Find Me!'”
Oakland, California hard rock hooligans LECHEROUS GAZE will release their new album, One Fifteen, on February 10. Produced by Greg Wilkinson (EERIE, HIGH ON FIRE) at Earhammer Studios and mastered by Carl Saff (EARTHLESS), One Fifteen is ‘The Gaze’s third full-length LP and showcases the hyper-talented musicians at the peak of their power. Today, Decibel premieres the new song “Thing Within” and calls One Fifteen, “one gnarly intergalactic expedition that proves Saturn’s rings are actually made of crushed beer cans and spent joints.”
Hip-hop has a long-standing fascination with the Illuminati. The secret society, which was founded in the late 1700s, has been referenced on tracks from Jay Z, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and even pop artists like Madonna and Beyoncé over the years.
Dire Wolves share dizzying new track “Cerebration Day”
Today, SF psych band Dire Wolves shared the second track from their upcoming album, the hypnotic “Cerebration Day,” at FLOOD Magazine. The outlet said of the track, “the song’s ten long minutes unwind in a kind of slow serenade, gathering steam but not locomotion, spinning but not getting dizzy. It feels celebratory, yes, but it’s nevertheless an interior form of music that offers up joyfulness as a kind of trance, or at least trance as a kind of joy. ”
Tina Guo “Game On!” – New Album Out February 10
Internationally acclaimed cellist, Tina Guo, thrills in her debut album Game On! (Sony Masterworks) available February 10, 2017. The vibrant and dramatic album showcases some of the most popular and well-known video game music around with epic orchestral arrangements led by Tina Guo’s high-octane solos on electric and acoustic cello. The new video for “The Legend of Zelda” is out now – view it here.