Its been an amazing year for MEILYR JONES. Following rave reviews for his solo debut album 2013, released last March via Moshi Moshi, he’s toured the land rapidly building a devoted fan base, winning the 2016 Welsh Music Prize and culminating in a recent performance at London’s Tate Museum. Now, he has exclusively shared his new video for “Be Soft” on Brooklyn Vegan [Hyperlink]. The video was shot by Ryan Eddleston, it is the last song on the record and was filmed up Gianicolo hill in Rome.
Indie Pop Duo CHAPEL Release New Song “Fool’s Gold”
Athens, GA indie pop duo Chapel just released a new song titled “Fool’s Gold” which can be streamed here.
The group. made up of Carter Hardin (ex-Nightmares) & Kortney Grinwis (ex-Favorite Weapon) will be on tour with Waterparks and Too Close To Touch from February 9-13 and March 4-8.
M.I.A. P.O.W.A. VIDEO OUT NOW
Watch the video for P.O.W.A. HERE:
Chance The Rapper “Same Drugs”
“Coming on the scene with vibrant rhymes and jazzy retro beats, Chicago’s Chance the Rapper broke through with the 2013 mixtape Acid Rap. Having considered a career in music throughout his high school years, Chancelor Bennett, aka Chance the Rapper, used a ten-day suspension during his senior year to record his debut mixtape, 10 Day. Uploaded immediately to the Internet in 2012, the tape grabbed the attention of Forbes magazine, which featured it in the publication’s Cheap Tunes column, as well as Childish Gambino, who asked Chance to join his 2012 tour of America as opening act. Gambino would land on the Acid Rap mixtape along with Ab-Soul and Action Bronson. With nothing but mixtapes in his discography, he was still popular enough to be a featured artist at Lollapalooza 2013.
In 2016, Chance dropped a surprise mixtape titled Coloring Book, which debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 album chart. The mixtape featured guest appearances from Kanye West, Justin Bieber, and Future; the single “No Problem,” featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, placed inside the Top 40. Coloring Book earned high praise from critics, and helped Chance earn seven Grammy nominations.” ~ David Jeffries, Rovi via Billboard
Senator premieres “Lost Again” video via Rock Cellar Magazine
“Lost Again” is the 2nd track from Senator’s forthcoming debut EP Tiny Monsters, out on March 10th. “I think this video gives a great visual of the theme of “Lost Again,” Senator told Rock Cellar Magazine. Shot on location in Pine Mountain Club, California the video follows a young boy through the stages of life, as he attempts to escape his reality. Senator explains that the visuals depict, “The inner struggle of whether to run away and avoid life, or choose to face it head on.” “Lost Again” was directed by Paul B. Cummings and star locals from the surrounding area and a few from out of state, including a set of brothers as well as a son, dad and grandfather. “The concept and direction of the video did not come from me,” Senator remarked, “but it was cool to see how other people interpreted my music and what they took away from the song.”
New Single from FayRoy!
“Life And Death”, the second single from their debut studio LP Heaven At Twenty Seven due out next month. Our first look came via a video for the track, which premiered with The Music Ninja this morning. The official visual for “Life And Death” is as slick and psychedelically-stimulating as the track itself; a perfect representation of the combination of meticulous arrangements and thoughtful production that has allowed the band to be accessible while still pushing the envelope creatively. You can give “Life And Death” a spin on the band’s YouTube.
London based Ayelle releases dark new single ‘Issues’
Swedish-Iranian songstress Ayelle has kicked off 2017 with latest single “Issues”. Produced by the Berlin duo BLYNE, “Issues” is yet another confronting track from the London based artist, all communicated amidst an electronic RnB and trap influenced soundscape.
Stranger – ‘Easy Visionary’ Single
Residing in West Melbourne, Australia Stranger bring a new sound to the alternative-punk rock genre that has been currently defining much of music scene around Australia and the world. Taking influence from much loved local and well known bands with powerful, earthy sounds like Basement, Citizen and Taking Back Sunday, mixed in with catchy and ‘stuck in your head’ melodies from the likes of Paramore, The Smith Street Band and Luca Brasi. Using knowledge from years of songwriting and live experience to create a new and unique sound for audiences to love.
Having spent a year writing, recording, mixing and mastering which was all done by Tom, the singer and songwriter for the band, Stranger are ready to release a brand new EP named Bones and Ghosts.
TIËSTO RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ON MY WAY”
“On My Way” is Tiësto’s first official single of 2017. The song celebrates those individuals who stay true to themselves in pursuit of their ambitions. This trait, which has been central to Tiësto’s career, is one also shared by the video creators. Each YouTuber has become successful on YouTube’s platform by developing a distinct voice and embracing their different backgrounds and communities. In the video, the YouTube superstars bring this individualism to the footage filmed. Together, they captured the fun energy of “On My Way” through their respective journeys to Vegas. The video ends with all of the YouTubers coming together to meet Tiësto and celebrating at Hakkasan – music, lights, confetti and balloons heralding their arrival.
MALKA’s ‘Breakout’ video
The video has already had support from The Independent, which joins high profile support for the single from Drowned In Sound, Line Of Best Fit and many more. ‘Breakout’ has also been getting regular plays from Lauren Laverne and Chris Hawkins at BBC 6Music, it’s also on the playlist of BBC Radio Scotland.
The Franklin Electric Stream new video ‘I Know The Feeling’
Montreal-based alt-folk band The Franklin Electric are set to release their highly anticipated sophomore album titled ‘Blue Ceilings’ on 5th May 2017 via Indica Records. ‘Blue Ceilings’ is now available for pre-order and includes new singles ‘I Know The Feeling’ and ‘Walk With You’ as instagrat tracks. The band will be touring Australia and Canada this winter before heading to the UK in Spring to play shows in support of the release, with a first date penciled at Electrowerkz in London on the 19th April 2017.
Moddi announces new single ‘Oh My Father, I Am Joseph’
They say music speaks louder than words, but what happens when the message falls silent? It’s a concept that formed the basis of Moddi’ s acclaimed album, ‘Unsongs’– a collection of 12 songs from 12 different countries that have, at one stage or another, been banned or suppressed. “To me, making this album was a doorway to the world, in a time when walls are being rebuilt and new doors are closed every day,” Moddi explains.
Today, Moddi (real name Pål Moddi Knutsen), is announcing the release of ‘Oh My Father, I Am Joseph’ as the next single from the ‘Unsongs’ album.
Stream ‘Oh My Father, I Am Joseph’ using the links below, and read more about the history behind the track a little further down.
Indiewire shares Benjamin Wallfisch’s ‘A Cure for Wellness’ theme “Hannah and Volmer”
“There is a sickness inside all of us. A sense of the inevitable. A dark spot on the X-ray of our conscience. These are the terms I used when I discussed the score for A Cure For Wellness with composer Benjamin Wallfisch, months before a frame of the film had been shot.” – Director Gore Verbinski
Recorded primarily by Dylan Nowik in his apartment in Queens, NY between late 2015 and mid-2016. Psychedelic Rock, with bombastic sections coupled with quieter, dreamier passages. Self-described as “Jive Daydream.”
They’ve now teamed up with IMPOSE Magazine to premiere the debut single off of their impending album Indifferent World, due for release April 2017.
Rainer + Grimm Announce Winter Tour Dates Alongside Viceroy
After kicking off 2017 with new single “Set You Free,” Toronto-based duo Rainer + Grimm are back with the Bobby Love assisted remix of the song. The remix is a VIP take of the original and features a revved up version of the original’s unique feel-good style that combines house, R&B and UK garage sounds. With support from the likes of David Guetta and Oliver Heldens, this remix is already starting to make waves on dance floors across the world.
Addtionally, Rainer + Grimm will be supporting Viceroy on his Winter Tour of select markets across North America kicking off with Orlando, Florida on February 24nd and concluding on March 25th in San Francisco. Along the way they’ll be tapping into plenty of notable North American venues including The Roxy in LA, Newspeak in Montreal, Coda in Philly, Washington DC’s U Street Music Hall and many more.
Check out the new video “This Life” from Carol City, Florida rapper Denzel Curry. The track comes from his recent project Imperial available now on CD and Vinyl via Loma Vista Recordings.
Matt Pond PA has shared their new video for “Force of Nature”, from the recently released album Winter Lives. Formed by the prolific songwriter Matt Pond, Matt Pond PA will soon tour the West coast in support of their new album. The “Force of Nature” official video is now streaming exclusivesly via KCRW Los Angeles’ music blog.
SUNLESS: Minneapolis Eclectic Death Metal Trio Releases “Gathering At The Skull’s Eye”
“Gathering At The Skull’s Eye” is the new single to be dispatched from Minneapolis technical/avant-garde death metal trio, SUNLESS, and their impending Urraca debut full-length, the track issued through a premiere at Heavy Blog Is Heavy.
Let the party continue this spring with the new street date for CLIMATE CHANGE, the 10th album from Pitbull, set for release globally on March 17th via Mr. 305/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records.
GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum international icon, who received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, also announces that his new single “Options” featuring Stephen Marley will be available everywhere Friday, February 17th.
“Ten albums, ten times around the world, it’s been an honor,” said Pitbull. “I appreciate and thank the fans for making it possible. See you in 2017. Dale!”
AYIESHA WOODS’ NEWEST SINGLE “HOPE AGAIN”
Hope Again is a life giving message to jumpstart the believer’s faith in 2017! With a renewed perspective herself, Woods encourages listeners to Hope Again, Dream Again, Soar Again!
Currently promoting The Runway Project, Ayiesha is busy sharing her heart and her faith on the Hope Again promotional run.
Platinum-selling recording artists and songwriters Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benét will unite this Spring for The M.E. Tour, set to kick off March 30th in Detroit, MI and continue through 40+ cities across North America. Described as an intimately special concert experience, fans across the continent in cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco will be able to hear the soulful sounds of the two industry veterans. Tickets will be available to the general public starting this Friday February 10, 2017.
MADISON MCWILLIAMS NEW VIDEO “WE’VE GOT TODAY” PREMIERES ON GIRL’S LIFE MAGAZINE
Madison McWilliams, the talented 15-year–old singer/songwriter/musician, and Austin, Texas native sets February 10th for Girl’s Life Magazine’s video premiere for her new single “We’ve Got Today,” the second single from her anticipated 2017 album. The self-penned, original track released on Friday January 20th is followed by her fun new video shot on location in LA, directed by Nayip Ramos and produced by Casey Schreffler.
Today Soulwax are proud to announce news of their first proper studio album in over a decade, FROM DEEWEE, that will see release on March 24th through Play It Again Sam. After a period of extensive preparation and rehearsals, the album was recorded in its entirety just two days ago on February 7th at the Dewaele brothers’ DEEWEE studio in Ghent, Belgium, in just one take.
“Based on the ‘Transient Program For Drums and Machinery’ which began touring in the summer of 2016, we set out to record these songs live with the exact same setup, machines and musicians as we had on the road,” remark Stephen and David Dewaele of the recording process.
ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival at Krannert Center is an internationally recognized, three-day event, deemed “one of the world’s most forward-thinking guitar festivals” by Fretboard Journal, that has emerged as a favorite destination for musicians and fans from around the world. Past ELLNORA festivals have featured artists such as Buddy Guy, Ani DiFranco, John Scofield, Jerry Douglas, Pepe Romero, John McLaughlin, Bill Frisell, Vernon Reid, Derek Trucks, Richard Thompson, Kaki King, Andy Summers, The National, Mark Stewart, Valerie June, Los Lobos, and the North Mississippi Allstars, among many others.
ELLNORA 2017 is the seventh incarnation of the biennial festival, which began life as the Wall to Wall Guitar Festival in 2005 on the campus of the University of Illinois in the micro-urban community of Champaign-Urbana. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is North America’s premier university-based performing arts complex, presenting over 300 performances and events each year, specializing in diverse global artistry, classical music traditions, and the incubation of new work. The nearly round-the-clock festival provides an unparalleled multi-genre experience being emulated by other festivals and features performances from a diverse lineup of distinguished music makers.
Austin’s Knife in the Water haven’t released a new album in 14-years, but that’s about to change very soon. On March 3 Keeled Scales will put out their latest full-length, Reproduction. Prior to their new album coming out, Sonic Surgery (an imprint of Super Secret Records) will be releasing a remastered version of the band’s first album, Plays One Sound and Others, (which Pitchfork writer Andy Beta rated an 8.4) on vinyl for the first time ever on February 24th.
Skinny Living – ‘Only I’ feat. Barney Artist
Having released their debut single ‘Only I’ at the end of August, through the bands own label Orange Room Records. Skinny Living unveil the official video to accompany their collaboration with rising UK Rap talent, Barney Artist.
Video: George Nicholas – ‘A.M.’
Hamburg, Germany based rapper George Nicholas drops the visuals for his latest single “A.M.” off his recent EP “Capital Gain”. The video was shot in Berlin and follows the moves of your not so average dealer. Make sure you don’t catch the Itis from watching this!
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 their latest single Streetlight. “‘Streetlight’ is about becoming content with your loneliness,” Dutch Uncles’ vocalist Duncan Wallis explains. “It’s about being skeptical, but aware and open to new chances at connecting again. It’s about realizing your own needs, possibly for the first time.”
RMBLR (pronounced “Rambler”) banded together July 4, 2016 by four mercenaries active as the “Filthy Few”, who were the touring line up for widely known, proto-punk sensations, Dinos Boys at the time. The mighty reign of RMBLR stretches down the east coast, with half of the band belonging to the boroughs of Baltimore and the other half making mischief in backstreets of Atlanta. A reputation precedes the members as a “Rabid Rock and Roll band that foams at the mouth with the snotty sounds of 70’s punk, snarling “buzz saw” blues riffs and a spit of hard glam, stadium stompin’ hooligan chants.
Edvin Magic: Music Producer/DJ from Europe.
“We Are One” is a Pop/Dance song that just produced and co-wrote with Sony ATV’s Corey “Chorus” Gibson – who penned hits for Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Akon and many more. We believe the timing for this song is perfect and that the whole world will embrace it, therefore we would like for you to consider publishing it on your website.
Today, Capitol Records celebrated Katy Perry’s 10-year anniversary with the label and honored her extraordinary accomplishments, which include a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 40+ million adjusted albums and 125+ million tracks.
The global superstar was awarded a plaque recognizing her “singular artistry, astonishing creative vision and extraordinary global popularity within every realm of recorded music.” The ceremony took place during Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge’s annual pre-GRAMMY showcase at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.
Prince’s Warner Bros. Records Catalog Returns To All Streaming Services Today Globally
Warner Bros. Records (WBR) has officially confirmed that Prince’s iconic WBR catalog will be available to stream across all digital services by the time the Grammy Awards begin today at 5pm PT. The first hits will start to appear on services at 9am PT.
Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. Records said, “Prince recorded his most influential and popular music during his time with Warner Bros. and we are deeply aware of our responsibility to safeguard and nurture his incredible legacy. Warner Bros. is thrilled to be able to bring Prince’s music to his millions of fans around the world via streaming services, fittingly on music’s biggest night. We’d like to thank Prince’s estate, Universal Music Publishing, the Grammy Awards and all of the streaming services for their great collaboration in making this landmark event possible.
ANDY WARD releases unsettling low-poly video for ‘Drinks&Money’
Andy Ward, enigmatic Brisbane musician/producer & multi-media artist, today releases the surrealist film clip for ‘Drinks&Money’, his glitchy, synth-driven debut single released late last year.
The clip, premiering on Music Feeds today, is a collaborative effort between Ward and the creative filmmaking duo of Toby Meadows and Adam Webb (Achievement In Cinematography & Best Film, Brisbane 48 Hour Film Awards). The video’s unique low-poly visual style was achieved through a combination of live footage from various abandoned buildings in Brisbane and phone apps, X-Box Kinect and 3D rendering. Through a kind of magical realism that often feels dark and desolate, the clip explores a relationship in turmoil, analysing the ominous tailspin that substance abuse so often causes.
DJ KHALED SURPRISES THE WORLD WITH THE LAUNCH OF HIS NEW SINGLE “SHINING” FEAT. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z
In a shot heard around the world, GRAMMY® nominated, chart-topping multiplatinum-certified artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and music guru DJ KHALED blasts off his brand new single, “Shining” [feat. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z], to the global GRAMMY®-viewing audience and beyond. As soon as the annual ceremony came to a close, he released the track on all digital retailers at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET.
21-year-old UK indie pop artist Jerry Williams has revealed the video for her brand new track ‘Velcro’, taken from her latest EP Let’s Just Forget It, which is out now.
The song is about trying to move on from a failed relationship, and the video portrays the lyrics through Jerry’s eyes – talking to someone who only she can see, someone in her dreams. She says of the track “It’s almost like I’m longing for them to be real, and this puts a spin on the lyric ‘I just want to hold you'”. The setting of the arcade and car makes for dreamy scenes, seeing Jerry dancing away in her own world and trying to talk to her fantasy partner.