Rosie Carney shares cinematic music video for her powerful new single, “Awake Me”
“Awake Me” is a song that’ll stop you dead in your tracks. From the swirling ambience permeating the track to the tender plucked arpeggio, Rosie proves a deft hand at creating sublime tonal flourishes to compliment her vivid lyrics and enchanting voice. At just 19, Rosie Carney has already experienced more of the tumult of life than most her age. Through her raw poetic talent, her experience is channelled into her beautiful music which, at times, recalls the vivid and imaginative folk ambience of Joni Mitchell.
HIDEOUT is Manhattan-based songwriter Gabriel Rodriguez, who’s also a longtime band member of Cults. His sophomore album, So Many Hoops / So Little Time, is set to release on February 3rd 2017 via Small Plates Records.
It’s been two years since the release of Hideout’s debut album Rookie, and in that time many things have changed for Rodriguez. Most tragically, the passing of his brother. So Many Hoops / So Little Time deals with grief in different spectrums –– the album ranges both sonically & lyrically from whimsical space-pop to crushing acoustic vulnerability. There isn’t a singular concept or message, but the deeper you delve into Hideout’s world the more you feel nostalgia and a sense of loss.
Time, The Valuator Releases “When I Meet Death” Music Video
Time, The Valuator is right back at it again, with a brand new single, “When I Meet Death”, premiering now via Dreambound.
St. Tropez Release New Single ‘Democracy’
Following on from the release of their self-titled debut album last summer, Dutch garage outfit St. Tropez return with Democracy, the first single from their new EP Debate out 23rd February.
Dealing with the band’s vision on fear, populism, debate, naivety, nationalism, hope, politics, immigration and democracy, the record covers a variety of complex issues with lead track Democracy providing a relentless reintroduction to the quartet’s signature sound.
“Walks Like An Angel” By Christine Leakey
“The video for Walks Like An Angel was shot mostly underwater in the heart of the 1000 Islands where I grew up. I used simple techniques starting with the use of a GoPro on a selfie stick for the scenes of me sitting in the weeds, and the rest of the video was shot with the help of a friend. The scenery of Linda Perhacs was done in Agoura Canyon by one of her friends for me.”
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Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall, announced the first round of dates for her upcoming 2017-2018 World Tour today in support of the highly anticipated new album “Turn Up The Quiet,” coming out on Verve Records May 5th with pre-order available now at Amazon. Krall’s new album celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and reunites Diana with Grammy® Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma.
Krall’s world tour kicks off in North America on June 2 in Minneapolis, MN at The State Theater with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The European leg of the tour will begin Sept. 10 in Vejle, Denmark at the Musikteater and also features two nights at The Royal Albert Hall in London on September 27 and 28.
Following the release of “You Belong To Me,” captivating singer-songwriter CAT returns today with the premiere a mysterious and magical new visual. According to Cat, “I shot this video with director Antony Langdon. He’s amazing when it comes to being creative and spontaneous in the moment. We went into it wanting to convey a feeling more than a story.” Watch the video HERE.
As Cat explains it, “the inspiration for the mood was the Rumi quote, ‘What you seek is seeking you’ since the song is about mutual obsession. I kept having dreams and visions of a woman in white wandering through the suburbs not really knowing whether she is chasing something or being chased. The song is about wanting to possess someone because of the way they make you feel and the beautiful madness that can take over.”
Video: Clyde Carson – “Gettin’ To It”
A songwriting perfectionist and left-coast hitmaker, Clyde Carson returned in 2017 with a batch of hyphy party-starters and club bangers. Riding a snaking bass bounce and snapping percussion, Clyde Carson and Keak Da Sneak strut their stuff on “Gettin’ To It,” which Stereogum called “a titanic fart-monster of a hyphy track.” Directed by Jeff Klevins, the “Gettin’ To It” visual finds the two rappers turning up at the bank, making it rain fresh bills in the bank vaults and partying with the bad ladies at the teller counter. The first video from S.T.S.A. 2, releasing February 10th, “Gettin’ To It” is a widescreen visual for a radio-ready Bay Area anthem. “Gettin’ To It” follows “Bring All Your Friends,” a breezy, HotNewHipHop-premiered track which features Mozzy and showcases Clyde’s versatility and ingenuity as a hitmaker.
Mark Lanegan Band Announce New Album “Gargoyle”
Heavenly Recordings are thrilled to announce the release of Gargoyle, the new album from Mark Lanegan Band on April 28th. The 10-track LP features guest appearances from long-time collaborators Josh Homme, Greg Dulli and Duke Garwood. Lead track ‘Nocturne’ is currently premiering on Stereogum
Nervous Horizon closed out 2016 with two robust, power-drum EPs from label head TSVI and Houndstooth’s Second Storey, but have looked beyond London’s reaches for their first outing of 2017. DJ Missdevana, a previous unknown producer and DJ from Holland, joins the camp for her debut EP, ‘Brass’ — a three-tracker that fuses the polyrhythms of classic UK funky and Dutch underground club strain, Bubbling.
A nod to the label’s willingness to explore new ways of pushing the boundaries of the club, DJ Missdevana’s work on ‘Brass’ marks her out as a fascinating new producer, but also feels fully in keeping with Nervous Horizon’s DNA. Key reference point, Bubbling — a niche, funky-meets-house strain of club music with a heavy focus on drums — is currently enjoying an renaissance in Holland, sharing rhythmic similarities with flourishing underground genres like Gqom, but this is an EP built to blur the lines.
Poker Flat proudly presents Tim Engelhardt’s debut album
One of Cologne’s youngest and brightest electronic music stars on the rise, Tim Engelhardt didn’t gatecrash the scene out of leftfield, but started his path to connoisseurship fairly early. Part of a diverse new breed of young producers that get their cues from all sorts of genres and listening situations, Tim still stands apart, having released his very first record when he was just 14 years old. However he has taken last year like a storm, you nearly can’t believe all the EPs and remixes he did drop! Here is just a small amount of labels he released on: Suara, Green, Upon.You, Einmusika, Syncopat, 3000 Grad and Ritter Butzke. Whilst working together with Artists like: Robert Babicz, Miguel Bastida, Joris Voorn and David Hasert, just to name a few.
John Brown’s Body – ‘Hard Man Fe Dead’
John Brown’s Body has released the official music video for ‘Hard Man Fe Dead’ off their eleventh full-length release Fireflies, available now on Easy Star Records. Celebrate this major milestone with the band by checking them out on tour, dates below.
Here’s what lead singer Elliot Martin had to say about the video: “Hard Man Fe Dead is a tribute to the late Prince Buster, and dedicated to the extended family of musicians that we are a part of. How good and pleasant it is to play some hard Reggae music with all these talented people!”
Jasper String Quartet announces new album “Unbound” out March 17
Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet will release its new album, Unbound, March 17th on New Amsterdam Records in partnership with Sono Luminus. This is the “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and “powerful” (The New York Times) ensemble’s fourth album, featuring never-before-recorded works by Donnacha Dennehy, Annie Gosfield, Judd Greenstein, Ted Hearne, David Lang, Missy Mazzoli, and Caroline Shaw, as well as its first album released beyond the Sono Luminus imprint. The release of Unbound also marks the first co-release between New Amsterdam Records and Sono Luminus.
The Jasper String Quartet will perform works from the album at several album release performances this spring, including Philadelphia’s Skyspace on March 16 and NYC’s Lincoln Center Atrium on March 30.
Dream Mclean & The Last Skeptik – ‘Easy Kill’ Video
The Last Skeptik has been carving out his own lane within UK rap, hip-hop and grime circles since 2004, collaborating with top-tier lyricists including Giggs, Trim, Kojey Radical and Scrufizzer, as well as running his own podcast series (‘Thanks For Trying’), touring his 9-piece live band show across the UK and overseeing sound design for a series of world-leading commercial projects.
RadioContraband is gearing up for its 5th annual rock radio convention at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casinoin Las Vegas February 15th – 17th. The conference features industry panels, band showcases, and the RadioContraband Rock Radio Awards hosted by Lou Brutus. The 2017 convention will feature Incubus, Papa Roach, All That Remains, Alter Bridge and more.
Past winners of the RadioContraband Rock Radio Awards include Foo Fighters, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Pop Evil, The Pretty Reckless, Nothing More, Muse, Bring Me The Horizon, The Black Keys and others.
Brooklyn indie rap stalwarts Cryptic One and Alaska from the Atoms Family crew have joined forces under the name IT to drop the new single “Orange Is The New Wack”. Inspired by the new political activism and awakening in response to the Trump Administration’s more odious Executive Orders. Orange Is The New Wack builds on a long tradition of protest songs, designed to inspire more action, further dialog and finding common ground with potential allies in the fight against evil, immoral and cruel government policy.
Dutch born musician, Thomas Azier has just released the video for his new track ‘Winners’, the second offering from his highly anticipated sophomore album. Uplifting in its arrangement, “Winners” builds around a single loop towards an unforgettable climax. The video follows in similar pattern, with an initial focus on Azier’s face slowly panning out to a broader view.
The track premiered on Impose Magazine who said, “The group reaches many genres, making it impossible to limit them to just one– which leaves us with a sampler of different-styled gems.”
Luuna Video “Soap”
LUUNA was born in York in late 2015. A meeting of three musical worlds, the group draws from a broad sphere of influence to produce a unique sound which lies somewhere between woozy melodic trip hop and dark, complex pop.
In the summer of 2016 they released their first music on soundcloud, ‘A Big Fat Something’, a track they were asked to create as part of a PRS funded project. The song was received to critical acclaim and strong radio support followed from BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, 6Music and Amazing Radio.
UK psych-pop artist Ginger Snaps releases new single “Phat Kids”
Genre bending UK artist Ginger Snaps has released his insane, swirling, pop assault “Phat Kids” on American audiences.
The track has already gained serious momentum in the UK earning its place on BBC Radio 1’s Best of BBC list with huge support from DJs Huw Stevens and Annie Mac.
Superfly and A.C. Entertainment are pleased to announce the lineup for the Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre at this year’s 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place June 8 – 11, held as always at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles south of Nashville in beautiful Manchester, Tennessee. Tickets – including General Admission, VIP, and the brand new Platinum Pass – are on sale now.
Widely regarded as one of the world-renowned festival’s most inimitable attractions, the Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre will once again see a remarkable selection of comedic talents performing headline sets at an air-conditioned venue in the heart of The Farm. The 2017 Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre lineup is among the most stacked in the event’s history, featuring Bonnaroo veteran Hannibal Burress, Natasha Legerro & Moshe Kasher, 2 Dope Queens (Jessica Williams & Phoebe Robinson), Kyle Kinane, Hari Kondabolu, Mike Lawrence, The Improvised Shakespeare Company, Sam Morril, Jo Firestone, Seaton Smith, Sabrina Jalees, Chris Garcia, and Morgan Miller.
Neurosis’ founding guitarist/vocalist SCOTT KELLY has confirmed a new set of tour dates beginning later this month, where the artist will take his acoustic solo anthems to the Southeastern US.
While Neurosis continues to tour in support of their lauded eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, SCOTT KELLY also continues to perform in a variety of other forms, including Mirrors For Psychic Warfare with Sanford Parker who just returned from an intense tour of Europe, Absent In Body with Colin H Van Eeckhout and Mathieu Vandekerckhove of Amenra who just released a record through Hypertension, and others, in addition to his own solo projects and recordings.
JOSH X RELEASES “TAKING ME BACK”
“Taking Me Back” was written by Josh X and produced by DJ Static. “This song was inspired by a personal relationship that I lost due to my own selfishness and when I discovered that it was my fault and she started talking to someone else, I felt some way about the situation, so of course, I had to put my pride aside, get my pleading on, and basically start telling her that she is taking me back,” mentions Josh.
Tokyo prog/psych outfit Sundays & Cybele have just premiered the title track for their new release Chaos & Systems via NPR and NPR Music’s All Songs Considered. The outlet says of the release, “Sundays & Cybele returns just two years later with Chaos & Systems, a record that flowers with hazy melody one minute and scorches the sky in the next. The opening title track is somewhat atypical in that finds a tranquil mode and leans into its kaleidoscopic trance, and doesn’t explode into a mess of feedback. It layers kalimba with synths until the band hits a motorik groove. ”
Berklee-educated modern progressive/world fusion guitarist FELIX MARTIN recently announced details regarding his upcoming 15-track full-length album, Mechanical Nations, out February 24, 2017. Mechanical Nations is available for pre-order now via iTunes,Amazon and Martin’s official webstore.
Today, in partnership with Guitar World, FELIX MARTIN is revealing a brand new track, “Bom”, via exclusive playthrough video. Listen and watch Martin impressively traverse his instrument here.
TAKING BACK SUNDAY have debuted their music video for “Call Come Running” via PAPER MAGAZINE. Featured on the band’s seventh studio album TIDAL WAVE which debuted at #8 on the iTunes chart, the video, directed by Djay Brawner, is a loose sequel to the previous video for “You Can’t Look Back” which found vocalist Adam Lazzara suffering from an unidentified bloody affliction. Fans will be excited to see several special cameos in the new video, including Lazzara’s father.
Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard is leading a benefit concert to show solidarity with the Dakota Access Pipeline protestors. The benefit show will take place Sunday, March 5, at Seattle’s Showbox with all proceeds going directly to the Water Protector Legal Collective – the on-the-ground legal team fighting to protect civil and human rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its allies gathered at the resistance camps at Standing Rock, North Dakota. Tickets for the benefit show go on sale Wednesday, February 8 and will be available for purchase HERE. Joining Gibbard on this special evening will be Seattle’s very own singer/songwriter Naomi Wachira and famed novelist, Sherman Alexie, who will share a reading.
Imelda May’s “Black Tears” video premieres at the Four Oh Five
Critically acclaimed Irish singer Imelda May is celebrating her upcoming fifth full-length record, Life, Love, Flesh, Blood, with the premiere of the video for the track “Black Tears” at The Four Oh Five; watch/share the video HERE. The site calls the live performance “poignant [and] atmospheric.”
Snakehole announces “Interludes of Insanity” LP for Wharf Cat Records
Snakehole has returned, and on the Miami/Philadelphia noise rock duo’s new LP, Interludes of Insanity, KC Toimil and Autumn Casey up the clarity, volume, crunch, and sophistication in a major way. Recorded by the prolific and precise Ben Greenberg (Uniform, Mission Hubble) in Hudson, New York’s cavernous Waterfront Sudios, Interludes of Insanity showcases the duo’s headway into layering and experimentation. The LP makes no qualms; it’s the main act, and it wedges itself firmly into the tradition of cohesive, almost narrative, albums.
Today, with Young M.A’s cover story, The FADER announces its first-ever Sex Issue. The print issue hits newsstands March 7th.
Plus, Young M.A, performed an original freestyle for the issue, presented in a video produced by The FADER. A raw and beautiful performance, it describes a loving encounter with some of the most sexually explicit rhymes we’ve heard from her yet.
Maryland doom legends THE OBSESSED will unleash Sacred, the band’s first studio album in over twenty years, this April via Relapse Records.
Today London-based, Lewes-raised newcomer Laucan (pronounced Lor-can) is thrilled to share the stunning video for track “Up Tomorrow”, which has premiered on NOWNESS. The track is taken from his debut EP of the same name that will see release on March 1st through label Sunday Best. He has also shared news that he will make his US debut at SXSW 2017. Shot with drones over the English landscape, the video was directed by Laucan, Oliver Jennings, and James Heaphy.
Fresh from a milestone five years last summer, Dimensions Festival can now reveal plans for it’s 2017 outing, with it’s heaviest bill of live acts and selectors to date. You’ll find the all-powerful, all-magical enigma Grace Jones headlining the opening concert, alongside Moderat, Yussef Kamaal and Moses Boyd, plus over 80 more names including Jeff Mills, Theo Parrish, Floating Points, Cymande, Nina Kraviz, Danny Krivit, Ata Kak, Hessle Audio, Levon Vincent and more bringing sonic explorations from house, techno, soul, disco, jazz, dub, R&B, world and beyond. Set across five days between 30th August to 4th September in an abandoned fortress home, Dimensions Festival is an essential date in the diary for any electronic music aficionado. And there’s more to come, with a bunch of talent, plus boat parties, beach takeovers and more all to be revealed in the coming months. With tickets currently standing at £120 and early birds selling out in no time, reserve a place at Dimensions Festival 2017.
San Francisco’s POW! (comprised of Byron Blum and Melissa Blue) have been garnering attention since their debut album ‘Hi Tech Boom’ (2014), a debut that received acclaim for it’s relevant message on San Francisco’s socio-economic climate. In 2015, the duo released ‘Fight Fire’ (Castle Face Records) in which the project took a turn, with Melissa switching to primarily playing synths. Over the last couple of years, they have relocated to Los Angeles where they focused primarily on writing and recording new material. Today, the full stream of their synth-candy rock record has premiered at IMPOSE, who say of the record, “The twelve track stunner boasts bursts of energy with its modern synth-rock flurry of sound. From high tempo party started “DNS” to “Cyberattack #3″ – which sounds to have come from a blending of robot and human – through to the title track at the very end, this album is crazy unique, future-driven, and on point.”
Following his triumphant return to hip-hop after nearly two years of silence with The Art of Rock Climbing, Boldy James releases “Do It,” the first single from his forthcoming mixtape House of Blues, due February 27th. “Do It” starts with a tenebrous piano, bolstered by inky synths dripping from the shadows, and a beat that rattles off crispy snares and hats which mirror Boldy James’ trap-influenced bars. In “Do It”, Boldy turns his razor-sharp tongue to the highs and lows that come with dealing dope, from how his uncle “taught [Boldy] how to put them bricks back together” to hiding “100 thou in a mattress.” Despite the nebulous subject matter, Boldy’s veracious lyrics and obsidian-edged flow remain laser-focused, attacking the beat with a rhyme-scheme that proves yet again why he was cosigned by the lyrical titan Nas.
During transition, there is the urge to look backwards to figure out where we are supposed to go. It can be nostalgic; the golden haze that surrounds our selective memory. Sweet moments that make up our individual narratives, or the stories we tell each other to reinforce our collective identity.
But that glance backwards can distract us from where we are now and what it really means; from the sea change, from the tide that sweeps what we know away and leaves us unencumbered, shivering, and beginning again.
Care is that tide. The one that sneaks up behind us and washes everything away. That strips us of our armor and stops us mid-sentence. That brings us back to where we are.
New Mystics Proclaim ‘The Modern Age Is Over’ via TH3RD BRAIN Records
“I’ve made a lot a music in my life, I’ve created and toured with some of the greatest bands in the world… But I’m losing my fucking mind and I want to live another life.”
Revealed TODAY that NEW MYSTICS is the solo project of the OTHER LIVES band member who has previously toured with Radiohead, The National and Bon Iver and played major festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, Latitude, Sasquatch, and more. Upcoming collaboration with NoMBe “Can’t Catch Me” hand selected by Pharrell for his executive produced HBO documentary series, to be released as next single in March.
Long-running Canadian hardcore punk unit FUCKED UP will drop the eighth installment of their “Zodiac Series” with Year Of The Snake next month via Tankcrimes.
Fusing all the prime tenets of rock, punk, metal, and psychedia into a comprehensive and imposing opus of unyielding enormity, FUCKED UP is sonically and conceptually devouring in ways few bands can emulate. Following the releases of 2006’s Year Of The Dog, 2008’s Year Of The Pig, 2009’s Year Of The Rat, 2010’s Year Of The Ox, 2012’s Year Of The Tiger, 2014’s Year Of The Dragon, and 2015’s Year Of The Hare, FUCKED UP’s latest entry into the Zodiac Series documents the journey of self-care and opening awareness through the use of psychedelics and medicinal plants. The twenty-four-minute epic title track follows the narrative of a trip with strange instrumentation and electronics held together sonically with the bands own loose interpretation of hardcore punk.
A promising young rapper with a proven track record of hits, Atlanta’s YFN Lucci is primed for a breakout in the coming year. After dominating airwaves with the Billboard Hot 100 charting “Key to the Streets,” YFN Lucci looks to continue his hot streak with “Never Worried,” which gives YFN Lucci fans a sneak peak of what to expect from his new EP, releasing on February 17th. Premiered by XXL, “Never Worried” finds the Think It’s A Game Records rapper lounging over slick production from June James, embracing his newfound lavish lifestyle and focusing on growing his ends. YFN Lucci gave us the first taste of the upcoming EP with the PnB Rock-featuring single “Everyday We Lit,” which is currently working its way up the radio charts as a new anthem. Look out for the video coming soon that celebrates how any day of the week is a great day to get lit. Following the project’s release, YFN Lucci will join Jeezy and Lil Durk on Jeezy’s Trap or Die 3 Tour, which embarks on March 1st with a show in Kansas City, and ends on April 6th in San Diego.
“Stereo” premiered with UK tastemaker Dork, who called it a “sparkly pop gem.” The track opens with crisp synths and a hushed vocal, that builds into a full, driving synth-pop tune that is lifted up by Ruth’s light and engaging vocals. “Stereo” is the title track and lead single from New Portals’ debut EP, due out on March 10th.
Westing New Song
Westing is about to release their loudest album to date, I Haven’t Been Feeling Myself. With this album, Westing departs from their previous quiet acoustic sound and introduces a whole new intensity, expanding into a full band post-hardcore sound. ?
“After several solo shows, I quickly realized playing quiet acoustic songs by myself is not what I want to do. I need to be loud.” – Matt Mascarenas ?
SEBASTIEN CHENUT OF SCRATCH MASSIVE PREMIERES TECHNO NOIR VIDEO ‘MOTOR OF LOVE’
French electronic duo Scratch Massive, (Maud Geffray & Sebastien Chenut) are known for their dark, melodic electronic music and film scores for acclaimed Director Zoe Cassavetes and others. Vital players in the European electronic music scene, their past collaborations include a diverse list of artists ranging from Ivan Smagghe, Jimmy Sommerville, Gus Gus’ Daniel Agust and longtime collaborator Chloe’ (Kill The DJ, BPitch Control, My Favorite Robot), who appears on ‘Motor Of Love’, a release that can best be described as ‘techno noir.’
Michal Jacaszek, the Polish composer who’s spun dramatic shades of darkness and light into gold for more than a decade now, from the trickle-down electronics of Treny and artful gloom of Glimmer to the vapor-trailed verses of their looming spiritual cousin of the forthcoming album KWIATY, recently found inspiration in a 17th century English anthology of metaphysical poetry that informed the latter.
POWER TRIP Unveils Title Track From ‘Nightmare Logic’ Album Out February 24th
POWER TRIP gives us one last glimpse into Nightmare Logic before it’s out this month on Southern Lord. The ripping title track does not disappoint – proving POWER TRIP grander than ever. With hooks and tightness rivaling greats like Pantera or Pentagram, “Nightmare Logic” punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill.
Love Star premieres video for “Sola”
“This song talks about someone who is coming to the realization that she can be happy alone. During the song, there is an internal battle going on that’s fueled by the ‘beliefs brought by our society’ of what the perfect life should be like by finding their prince charming or the perfect missing ‘half’. The demons and monsters she battles in her mind are symbolic of these prior beliefs. But we can’t waste our life away searching and waiting for the perfect person to come along.” Adriana Fernandez