Palais ‘Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho’
Premiering on Pilerats this week, Perth producer Palais’ evocative first release of the year, ‘Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho’, is a masterful mix of upbeat pop and synth-y joie de vivre. It’s the first taste of his impending debut EP Apolis, which is available for pre-order from Friday 17 February.
Palais’ previous singles ‘Can’t Stop’ and ‘Too Young’ clocked half a million spins each on Spotify, and received support from DJ Craze, Malente (aka Claptone), Vanilla Ace, and Justin Martin. This is an artist who knows how to build an interesting and nuanced world, where elements of pop, house, hip-hop, and electronica meld together to create a sound that is very much his signature.
NOKTILUC – “Irracional (Live Improv)”
On the heels of the infectiously danceable Los Caminos EP, Noktiluc lands with a new video showcasing his improvisational abilities as a musician with “Irracional.” Recorded in an abandoned warehouse in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Noktiluc creates a moment of lush tech house beauty from scratch before our eyes and ears, comprising digital and analog instrumentation. A must-see for all multi-instrumentalists and fans of dance music.
Very happy to release this new live improv. video I did in Buenos Aires last year. :)
Posted by Noktiluc on Friday, February 10, 2017
David Francisco’s life was permanently changed last April when a distracted driver ran a red light and T-boned him while he was riding his bike home from the world-renowned Blackbird Academy in Nashville, where he was studying music production. The initial prognosis was devastating and landed the 24-year old singer/songwriter at The Shepherd Center in Atlanta fighting to regain his ability to walk while longing to make music again.
After 10 months, both goals are within reach! Now walking with assistive devices, Francisco has returned to Blackbird and is again realizing his dream of making music. The difference is that now there is just a whole lot more interest in this incredible musician. The music community has rallied around him led by John McBride, who owns the audio school he attends. Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick honored Francisco at the annual 2016 Pensado Awards in Los Angeles. Additionally, the philanthropic arm of NARAS, called MusiCares, stepped up in a big way to help the family with the mountain of medical expenses he has incurred since being injured.
Paste has premiered the video for Tall Tall Trees newest single “Being There”. It is the third single off of the upcoming album ‘Freedays’ out 2/17 via Joyful Noise Recordings. Prior to “Being There” Tall Tall Trees released two singles, “Freedays” and “Backroads”.
Versus New Video “Stone Heart”
The band, who recently inked a deal with Revival Recordings, just released the brand new music video for their single “Stone Heart.” A song about how hard life can be at times and how hard it is to deal with mental illness, Versus is hoping to spread a message of hope for individuals battling mental illness after losing someone significant first-hand. Check out the music video for “Stone Heart” here.
Listen to Nnamdi Ogbonnaya’s spry new single; “hOp Off”
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya will release his new album entitled DROOL on March 3, 2017, a Sooper Records and Father/Daughter Records co-release. DROOL features 13 tracks with guest appearances by Mal Devisa, Julia Steiner (Ratboys), Morimoto, ThrashKitten, and Molly Malloy.
The Cactus Channel premieres track, “Sorry Hills”
As Frenetic rhythms build only to fall away, and melodies loop, dive, and stutter, The Cactus Channel make music that both functions on and demands reaction. 2017 finds the band shape-shifting again, welcoming guest vocals from Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music, My Own Pet Radio) on the first release of what promises to be a big year.
EVERYBODY PANIC! Release Live Video for “Our Last Goodbye”
CaviGold Records rockers EVERYBODY PANIC! released their self-made live video of the song “Our Last Goodbye” that was filmed recently while on tour with Mushroomhead.
The video can be seen here:
CODY LOVAAS Releases the “Insanely Catchy” New Video “LIE”
“I think this song kind of relates to me as a human maybe more than it relates to me as a musician right now,” explains San Diego-based singer/guitarist CODY LOVAAS about his new single “LIE”. “It shows the less serious side of me, the side that just wants to go out with girls and hang out with my friends.” Thankfully, this innate and primal appeal to be human has struck a nerve.
After unveilling some live and studio excerpts from the effort with “The Party Is Ending (Live)” and then “School Dropout”, Swiss hip-hop/rock power-trio Fensta just dropped its debut full-length effort ‘APOCALYPSTICK’ for Digital on Bandcamp and iTunes in addition of the physical version of the album, avaialble right now through Cold Smoke Records (Das Röckt, Hey Satan!, Hubris., Lilium Sova, Ogmasun…).
BJ THE CHICAGO KID RELEASES NEW SONG “ROSES” TODAY
Following his three GRAMMY® Award nominations last night and just in time for Valentine’s Day tomorrow, BJ The Chicago Kid shares his new song “Roses”-available at all digital retailers via Motown Records.
Fascinations Grand Chorus “Can’t Make Everyone Happy”
The Brooklyn-based project Fascinations Grand Chorus started in 2016, when Stephanie and Andrew came together from rival bands and decided they were both better songwriters than the other person. They decided to join up and compete with each other to see who was right
Two rival songwriters, joined together to form an audio experiment of pop stylings. What started as an argument eventually formed into a band of competition. Despite their many differences, Stephanie (vocals/keyboards) and Andrew (drums) are brought together by their love of The Misfits, 1910 Fruitgum Company and certain antiquated arcade games. They joined together in part for the competition of writing against each other and to navigate through the waters of the current, lackluster music scene. Each release is a competition, often more than a friendly challenge, but all for the greater good of pushing their respective boundaries of songwriting, producing and arranging.
Halfwait ‘Forever’ EP
Grunge-Pop rockers Halfwait have shared their newest single, ‘Without You’, the latest taste of their forthcoming EP, Forever. Mastering the familiar stylings of your favourite 90s pop-rockers like Blink and Green Day, the Sydney trio apply a new twist with their precise melodies and anthemic choruses with their latest release.
They released ‘Fly Away’ in December, the first single released from Forever followed up with a music video to go with the track.
SONS OF REVOLUTION Self-Titled Album ‘Ready To Storm The Barricades’
Italian group, Sons of Revolution drag their audience kicking and screaming through classic rock tunes that echo the 60s & 70s. Like a cross between Rival Sons and Led Zeppelin, they are a touch that never stings with tunes that caresses and cajoles. With their feet planted firmly in the blues rock category but their heads heading into the future, their sound is at the center of an perfect triangle with the points being such luminaries as the Rolling Stones, Black Keys and Jane’s Addiction.
Having only released one previous single (‘Eleanor’), which earned them plaudits from the likes of DIY, The 405, BBC 6 Music and more, Essex four piece Wayde are now ready to unleash their new Lucky Aide EP. Recorded in guitarist/vocalist Tyrone Foster’s flat in Stoke Newington, in between the banging on ceilings and floors from disgruntled neighbours, Wayde’s sound is an amalgamation of sardonic indie, enveloping shoegaze and psych-infused grunge.
Today, Future made a surprise announcement that his brand new self-titled album, FUTURE, [Epic Records/A1/Freebandz]—will be released this Friday, February 17.
In addition, the multiplatinum, record-setting hip-hop innovator and prolific cultural force reveals details for his massive Summer 2017 headline tour, the Nobody Safe Tour. Future will headline amphitheaters and arenas across North America, beginning May 4 at the Fedex Forum in Memphis, TN, playing major markets everywhere, and coming to a close at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on June 30. Migos, Tory Lanez & Kodak Black are joining the tour as support with Young Thug and ASAP Ferg on selected dates. A special fan pre-sale begins at noon local time, Wednesday, February 15– 10pm local time Thursday, February 16. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Maroon 5 Debuts NEW Single “Cold” Featuring Future Today!
Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum band Maroon 5 announce their new single “Cold” featuring Future, released at all digital retailers TODAY, February 14th through 222 Records/Interscope. “Cold” marks Maroon 5’s first official collaboration with Future.
Malone releases new music video ‘Best Of Us’ featuring Ismael Sankara and Ferricia Fatia
French Hip Hop artist Malone is excited to share black-and-white visuals to accompany the track ‘Best Of Us’, the new single taken from his album ‘Invictus’.
Directed by Threzor Eihls, the song features American artists Ismael Sankara and Ferricia Fatia. As for the meaning behind the song, Malone explains ” There are things in life that encourage us to give the best of us, this song is our way to honor all the positive things in life that give us strength, motivation and end up shaping who we really are.”
MICHELLE BRANCH LAUNCHES “HOPELESS ROMANTIC” JEWELRY COLLECTION WITH ICONERY
To celebrate the release of her forthcoming album, Michelle Branch teamed up with Los Angeles-based fine jewelry company, Iconery, creating a three piece “Hopeless Romantic” collection. First up is a memento mori skull and heart spinning pendant available HEREin 14K gold, Sterling Silver, and 14K gold vermeil, with the remaining two pieces available in the coming months.
“Michelle exemplifies the Iconery girl: creative, stylish, and multi-dimensional. We were thrilled when she chose to work with us to launch her first fine jewelry collection paired with the release of her album,” says Iconery Founder and CEO, Ivka Adam.
Me And That Man will release its debut album Songs Of Love And Death on March 24 through Cooking Vinyl. Today, the band has released a new video for the album track “Ain’t Much Loving” which you watch here. “Ain’t Much Loving” follows the album’s lead single “My Church Is Black” which launched last month via the Lynchian video which you can watch here.
Me And That Man is fronted by Behemoth founder, songwriter singer Nergal . The album puts away any pre-conceived ideas about what heavy music ‘should’ be, with the release of this side project. The duo draws heavily on blues, country and folk to make music as dark as if it was being screamed over shredding guitars. Me And That Man pairs Nergal with British/Polish rock musician John Porter.
JONES Shares ‘Valentine Virus’ Lyric Video
6-year-old East Londoner Cherie (aka JONES) has a Valentine’s gift for her fans today, in the form of a lovely lyric video to accompany her cover of Royce Wood Junior’s exceptional pop jam ‘Valentine Virus’. Listen to JONES’ rendition and sing along here.
For more than a decade, bands all over the world have tapped into ReverbNation for tools that help them build their audiences and for access to exposure opportunities, including spots on major music festivals, radio shows and in film and television. Ghost Ramp, the L.A.-based indie label founded by WAVVES frontman Nathan Williams and Patrick McDermott, took things to an entirely new level when they decided to tap into ReverbNation’s talent pool to conduct a nationwide search for a new band for their roster.
Nearly 6,000 bands across the country submitted material to ReverbNation’s curation team to listen to. The top bands were presented to Ghost Ramp earlier this year, and it was announced today that the label has offered Boston metal quartet Upheaval a development deal. Later this month the band will start tracking a new album at New Alliance Studios in Boston with producer Alec Rodriguez.
Amber Run Share Album Documentary
Amber Run’s new album ‘For A Moment, I Was Lost’ made its digital debut last Friday. The UK four-piece also shared a short documentary about the making of the record, produced by Ben Allen and Sam Winfield.
EVANESCENCE FRONTWOMAN AMY LEE DEBUTS NEW TRACK “LOVE EXISTS”
Last week, Evanescence’s Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Amy Lee released her new single, “Love Exists,” as an interactive valentine, available at: http://amyleevalentine.me. To celebrate the holiday today, fans can create their own valentine featuring pop surreal art by Jennybird Alcantara to accompany the song and place on their social media.
Emerging Gothenburg artist sir Was today shared a new music video directed by Fredrik Egerstrand for “Revoke” from his debut album, ‘Digging A Tunnel,’ out March 10th via City Slang. Premiering via Wonderland Magazine, the video stars Joel Wästberg as a dishwasher in a journey through the trials of everyday life. “We might be stuck with our situation in life, our regrets and our wish for things to be different from what they are but sometimes between our dreams of something else there are glimpses of beauty and the ability to enjoy it.”
Wolkoff joins forces w/ Atropolis for a genre-defying new single “He’s A Lizard”
At more intimate moments, Atropolis harnesses the production through dreamlike synths. A fan of using clinking coins and smashing glass for claps in his drum kits, he accents the jam with shattering bottles which carries its own symbolic weight in the context of Wolkoff’s uneasy lyrics and composition.
Rina Mushonga explores Peckham in video for new single ‘Ata|antA’
‘Ata|antA’ is the brand new single from Dutch-Zimbabwean singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rina Mushonga, forthcoming on [PIAS] recordings. The single is inspired by the Greek mythological figure ‘Atalanta’ in Ovid’s Metamorphosis, famed for her prowess as a huntress, runner and all round embodiment of female strength. This compelling new single stands as a symbol for self-empowerment, transformation and independence.
Sisterhood of Hip-Hop Star Siya Drops Valentines Day-Themed Commitment EP
Brooklyn native Siya continues to impress with her artistic versatility. capable of chewing through rugged street records and crafting complex, seductive ballads in equal measure. Today, she showcases the latter skill set with the Commitment EP, released in time for Valentine’s Day. Premiered by Vibe, Commitment fuses the expansive, blissed out synths of cloud rap and the gauzy emotional confessionalism of Toronto-style rap-n-b into a unique blend, driven by Siya’s force of personality. Ahead of the EP, she released the Boombox-premiered “Don’t U (Say Yes),” a stuttering, Floetry-sampling slow jam featuring her R&B Money label boss Tank, and lead single “Front Door,” where she dives into the complexities of commitment, surfacing with raw emotion over a flickering, snapping beat.
Matthew Wolcott Sets Tour Dates in Support of Debut EP “Western Lights”
Dallas-based singer-songwriter Matthew Wolcott is hitting the road in support of his debut EP of original songs called WESTERN LIGHTS, as the title song from the EP is picking up AAA radio airplay nationwide. Wolcott begins a string of club shows on March 1 at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City in support of the EP. Additionally, the music video for “Western Lights” premieres on www.popdose.com.
Within seconds of the dropping the needle you’ll get the feeling of being in good hands: we have here another AP course in power-pop, delivered by our man Matthew Melton with the confidence and consistency of your favorite late night diner. The familiarity works as a curious device – this is directly in his wheelhouse, no sonic surprises whatsoever, yet somehow these odes to teenage love and heartache are brand new, catchy and vital. His twists and turns utilizing the same tools are frankly astounding in their continued freshness. That this is the final Warm Soda record (in anticipation of his new band Dream Machine’s debut, also forthcoming on Castle Face Records) seems logical when you consider the way he’s re-written the same vibe into 4 excellent records of catchy pop. A lesser talent would have given up after 2 records tops – Melton’s commitment to the platonic ideal of power pop again bears fruit, and dare I say it’s the best yet? Mix tape makers of the world, take note: if you leave the new Warm Soda out of your next amorous transmission to that cute guy or girl you just met, you’re fucking up.
After dropping a response to the Muslim ban with her song “Bebin”, which was praised by the New York Times and Pitchfork, Iranian-born Dutch artist Sevdaliza shares the new video for her track, “Amandine Insensible”, and reveals the name of her self-released debut album, ISON, set to drop later this year. Directed by Piet Langeveld, the stunning video, which premiered on NPR, explores the concept of ‘identity’ as it features Sevdaliza assuming the varied yet limited roles assigned to women in our culture. In a brilliant twist, she is selling images from the video on Shuttershock to reimburse this campaign further playing into the eye-awakening concept.
Comments Arthur Brown, “Two doses of Zim Zam Zim a day will increase vigor, stamina, clarity, virility, eternity, infinity, bank deposits etc., remove yucky deposits from your washbasin pipe and bring you jollity, frivolity, novelty, and quality. When things around you look quite dim, try a little Zim Zam Zim.”
As a precursor to the tour’s kick off, today Rolling Stone is premiering THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN’s “Jungle Fever” video alongside an in-depth interview with Brown at THIS LOCATION.
Visual and sound artist Astrid Gnosis explores social and emotional collapse through her work — a heady mix of abstract textures, fractured beats, cinematic atmospherics, twisted melodies and off-the-wall vocals.
Nozart is the cinematic post-rock project lead by NYC-based composer/pianist/producer Noah Kellman. Kellman formerly toured the country as the keyboardist/synthesist for Elliot Moss’ band as they opened for Cold War Kids on their winter national tour a couple years back. He spent the year following developing the Nozart brand and released his first single “Long Long Time” in February 2015.
Galactic Pegasus Drops “Beauty” Playthrough
Galactic Pegasus is following up their latest effort, Phantom of the Hill, released back in November, with a brand new playthrough for one of their most requested -and loved- tracks, Beauty, which you can stream here.
79.5 releases “Boy Don’t Be Afraid” for Valentine’s Day
79.5 drips silky, raw-honeyed R&B emotion and radiates luxurious triple-female vocal harmonies and today the romantic soul septet release “Boy Don’t Be Afraid” for Valentine’s Day via Big Crown Records.
Hard to categorize and easy to love, 79.5 has been making tons of noise around NYC for the past year and a half. With three lead vocalists – Kate Mattison, Nya Parker Brown, and Piya Malik – and a band that pulls influence from every corner of a record store, it’s no wonder they’re already taking the scene by storm.
Justin Carter’s warm electronics meet outsider pop on “With the Old Breed”
The Leaves Fall, set for a February 24th 2017 release date on Mister Saturday Night Records, was written on and off over the course of about five years by Justin Carter, a secret to most. Carter is more familiar, alongside Eamon Harkin, as half of popular New York party and record label Mister Saturday Night. As the Mister thrived, his songwriting continued to tick along in the background, days and weeks stolen here and there to write and record in various locations – from remote studios in the Catskills to basements in Venice Beach.
WXPN has shared Jesse Hale Moore’s newest single entitled, “Leave You Lonely”. Prior to the release of this song, Jesse debuted his first single “Calling You Out” on The 405. Be sure to keep Jesse on your radar, he plans to release his debut album ‘Green End’ later this spring.
Month-Long Festival Heatwave Havasu
Festival travel company Unity Travel, joins forces with Las Vegas event promoter Ravealation, and the nation’s largest college event company JusCollege, for the debut installment of HeatWave Havasu-March 6th-30th, 2017 in Lake Havasu, Arizona. The month-long music festival taking place over four weeks, boasts a diverse lineup including the likes of Dr. Fresch, Kill Frenzy, Boombox Cartel, Slander, Destructo, Carnage, Too Short and Breathe Carolina. Each week, day and night events are hosted on the picturesque beaches of Lake Havasu and attendees will also be treated to fun in the sun at daytime pool parties. For those who want to keep the party going into the morning hours, an on-site silent disco will be the answer to their prayers.
Heatwave Havasu producers aim to bring a sense of maturity and progress to the notion of what spring break in Havasu entails by creating a curated music and festival experience. Encouraging guests to take part in the music & concerts as well as things like Yoga classes, and other adventures on the lake. The festival will still have a party influence and element to it, but will not driven by the cliche of “raging” in Havasu. That being said, attendees ages 18+ are welcomed and encouraged and to join in the festivities next month!
“My Return Address is You” is this year’s Valentine’s Day soundtrack
“My Return Address is You” entered the dance charts this weekend at #7 on DJ Ricky Sixx’s Top 10 countdown on DanceMixUSA
Mined releases new single ‘Mistakes’ on February 3rd
Mined releases his new single ‘Mistakes’ on February 3rd through Peacefrog Records. Taken from forthcoming EP ‘Loves Low’s’ which will be released in Spring 2017.
‘Mistakes’ is a rich, electronic track; equal parts mournful and soothing. The follow up to debut single ‘Pangs’ that saw praise from the likes of Dazed, i-D, Wonderland, The 405 and more. Speaking about the song, Mined explains ‘”Mistakes was written as an apology. The whole EP is about a relationship that has since broke down. It’s the first song I wrote on the EP. I had the lyrics done in about 5 minutes, it’s about selfishly doing/saying things in the heat of the moment and describes a genuine series of events that I think a lot of people will be able to empathise with.”
GB “Work (feat. Vianni)”
Formerly known as “K WEEZY”, the UK Afrobeats artist on independent label/management company IRAYMVMT introduces his new persona and name GB AKA “GHETTO BOY”.
His first single of 2017 “UNDERLOVER” has already hit 62K + plays on Soundcloud in under 2 weeks, while creating a a dance routine craze all over social media.
Smile Empty Soul Announce Release of New Album
Alternative Rock veterans Smile Empty Soul have announced the release of Rarities, a compilation album built out of previously unreleased tracks written over the course of the last 14 years. Out March 10, 2017, Rarities is available to pre-order on the band’s Official Website in multiple bundle opportunities.
“I’m happy to be releasing all these songs we’ve recorded over the years that never made our regular albums. its gonna be cool to see them get out there to our fans and maybe play a few of them at our live shows” – Sean Danielsen
QUINCY – “THIS IS FOR YOU” AVAILABLE NOW
This is for You, the new music project from singer, actor, model and entrepreneur Quincy is available now on Spotify HERE.
Quincy’s new independent project is a thank you to his fans. “Music has always been an inevitable presence in my life and a true passion. I wanted to give my fans something special and personal from me! This is for You will give them an intimate look into me, as the man I am. The music is a personal side they haven’t seen yet, but this is only the beginning” said Quincy.
Fall in “Love” with Sleeptalk’s new indie-pop single
LA-based quintet Sleeptalk has released a new single today, aptly titled “Love,” from their forthcoming full-length album on Gold Standard Records. The bouncy, earnest track begs you to “come back when you feel alone” and is accompanied by an appealing visual from photographer Brandon Walford.
Dom Kelly, drummer and vocalist for the Independent Music Award-winning band A Fragile Tomorrow, will release his debut solo album Everything Is Just Enough on April 7, 2017 through New York City-based label MPress Records.
An accomplished musician and songwriter, Kelly formed A Fragile Tomorrow in 2003 with identical triplet brother Sean and younger brother Brendan. Five albums, a handful of Grammy pre-nominations and an Independent Music Award later, Kelly now steps out from behind the drum kit and unveils his first solo effort, Everything Is Just Enough. Produced and engineered by Brendan Kelly, the songs often echo the cool indie charm of Duncan Sheik while incorporating the sparkling, sinuous harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel. But he had a little assistance too, as Kelly reveals:
“I had wanted to do a solo album for a long time,” Kelly says, ” but my insecurities around songwriting held me back. Finally, I decided to jump into it, and I called all the friends I ever wanted to record with and asked them to help me out.”
From his early releases as Lusine onward, Jeff McIlwain’s electronic explorations make up one of the more diverse discographies of the past decade and a half. Effortlessly blurring the lines between techno, electro-pop and experimental composition, the Texas-raised/Seattle-based producer’s arrangements are meticulously constructed, but also filled with emotion and soul.
In anticipation of its forthcoming ninth album heralded by a title track that “rises and falls like an orchestral disco opus” (Rolling Stone), Spoon has launched the “Hot Thoughts” Aura Reader app.
While the Aura Reader name may sound intimidating, the way the web app works is actually quite simple: A fan creates a Spoon Spotify playlist, the Aura Reader analyzes that playlist then creates a individualized version of the Hot Thoughts album cover with different colors in the artwork’s signature watercolor skull, creating a reflection of each fan’s own… wait for it… hot thoughts.
The customized Hot Thoughts skulls can then be used by fans as avatars on Twitter, Instagram, and various other social media.
SCI to release BELIEVE on APRIL 14 via Sci Fidelity Records
The String Cheese Incident & SCI Fidelity Records are pleased to announce the release of Believe, the 7th studio album from SCI, due out April 14, 2017. The album is the first to come out of their just-opened Sound Lab Studio and the follow-up to 2014’s A Song in My Head, their first new album in close to a decade. Like that release, Believe was produced by Talking Heads’ keyboardist Jerry Harrison, and includes nine, brand-new, original tunes, most of which were the product of a fruitful week-long songwriting retreat in Sedona, AZ back in 2015.
Salem, Massachusetts’ 1476 creates isolationist sound stories, heavy in atmosphere, that draw upon elements of many genres including metal, punk, neofolk and ambient. The band’s music harbors an energy and mood that reflects the environment of the old, haunting landscapes of New England’s coastal regions. 1476 will release its new album, Our Season Draws Near, on March 31 via Prophecy Productions (Alcest, DOOL, Lotus Thief).
Lunch Ladies unveil dreamy new track “Love Is Overrated”
The track premiered over at Hello Giggles, where Cynthia Rittenbach (vox, bass) shared, “Love definitely isn’t overrated. Love is very important, always, and especially in times like these. I wrote this song during a period where I didn’t get other people’s relationships and the drama that comes with it, and felt happy being on my own.”
New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the release of Black Mountain Songs, the debut album from the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus, out March 31.
This expansive choral work celebrates and rekindles the utopian spirit of Black Mountain College, where iconic artists including Willem de Kooning, John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, Josef and Anni Albers, Franz Kline, and Robert Rauschenberg converged and collaborated in the mid 20th Century. Black Mountain Songs features works by Bryce Dessner (who also created the project), Richard Reed Parry, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, Jherek Bischoff, John King, Nico Muhly, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and a collaboration between Dessner and Tim Hecker. Black Mountain Songs is the studio recording of an evening-length stage work of the same name, which premiered to acclaim in BAM’s 2014 Next Wave Festival. The project was co-commissioned by the Chorus and BAM, co-curated by Dessner and Parry (of the rock bands The National and Arcade Fire), and produced by the Chorus. Dessner, Parry, and Shaw, along with the Chorus, perform on the album.
Singer Gareth says of the song, “This is an elegy to the home towns left behind. It’s about the villages too stifling to ever allow you or itself to flourish. About those who left to protect their mental health or to be the best version of themselves. To those who moved to the city and return ‘home’ for Christmas and funerals, feeling like a tourist. For the lonely people in rented house shares with no idea what they’re doing. And it’s for those who didn’t want to or couldn’t leave, and are still hanging in there.
Prolific Italian beatmaker Big Fish teams up with Kende on their New Noise debut “Lose My Mind,” a retro electro-funk jam rife with vocoders and soaring vocals from David Blank.
Cody Crump Shares Video for “French Kiss” on Flood Magazine
“Sure, the track is great—imagine Serge Gainsbourg discovering house and Stereolab without losing his randy bon vivance—but the video finds Crump and a paramour demonstrating the how-tos of making out in a way that’s not sexy, really, but helpful.” – Flood Magazine on “French Kiss”
Manchester sophisti-pop band Dutch Uncles will release their latest album ‘Big Balloon’ this Friday on Memphis Industries. Stream it in its entirety now via Noisey.
DOT & JNTHN Stein Release Valentine’s Day Music Video: “Modern Romance”
Each year on February 14th, whether coupled up or single, we’re urged to contemplate love- no matter how much we may resist. This Valentine’s Day, DOT and JNTHN Stein have come together to aid us in our exploration of the emotional unknown thanks to their new music video aptly titled “Modern Romance.”
MK Releases Remix For Rihanna’s “Sex With Me” Out Now via Def Jam
On behalf of DJ, Producer and Area 10 label owner, MK, we are thrilled to finally be able to announce the long awaited official release of the MK remix of Rihanna’s “Sex With Me.” Out now for streaming only via Rocnation / Def Jam, the track is available across all digital platforms.
Over the last several months, MK has been playing the remix as an exclusive in his own sets during festivals and club nights. The reactions have been steady and consistent with everyone asking when this mix will be available. He has been delighted by the reactions across his socials.
SUNLESS: Urraca Debut By Minneapolis Death Metal Trio Playing At Metal Injection
Metal Injection offers of the belittlingly yet entrancing Urraca, “they deliver an experience equal parts blistering, doom enveloped, and massively black metal influenced. Overall reminding me of both Baring Teeth and Imperial Triumphant, but crossbred together into one bizarre forward-thinking force. Those comparisons if you didn’t guess, are meant as a high compliment. As both those bands represent a high artistic mark for Gorguts and Deathspell Omega influenced modern death metal and black metal done with a unique signature twist all their own. Something SUNLESS has pulled off quite well, as Urraca never feels like a mindless derivative experience without anything fresh brought to the table of their own.”
In case you missed it, last night Metallica sat down with ABC’s Nightline to discuss their upcoming tour and new album.
Nashville pariah Wheeler Walker Jr. just keeps challenging the country music status quo. The singer, songwriter and trailblazer is back with his second album, Ol’ Wheeler, due June 2 via Thirty Tigers.
To celebrate the news, the “unfathomably obscene and undeniably offensive” (Rolling Stone Country) singer is releasing the unfathomably offensive and undeniably obscene lyric video for first single, “Pussy King,” on Valentine’s Day. The album also goes to preorder on Pledge Music and the song goes to iTunes.
Sleeptalk Release New Single “Love”!
LA-based quintet Sleeptalk has released a new single today, aptly titled “Love,” from their forthcoming full-length album on Gold Standard Records. The bouncy, earnest track begs you to “come back when you feel alone” and is accompanied by an appealing visual from photographer Brandon Walford.
Sarantos ‘We Kiss In The Shadows’ Official Music Video
Shadows are a normal part of every day life. There are shadows all around us. They are everywhere. In this music video, I decided to trek around America but no matter where I go or how far I travel, the shadows followed me. The shadows are always there because they are a part of me, just like they are a natural part of all of us. The shadows can hide many secrets. We can never escape them. Sometimes, they can offer us shelter.
Today Brooklyn Vegan has shared WHY?’s third single “One Mississippi”. It follows the band’s two prior singles “This Ole King” which premiered on Stereogum and “Proactive Evolution”. WHY? will release its sixth album, Moh Lhean, on March 3rd via Joyful Noise Recordings. A follow-up to 2012’s Mumps, Etc., it’s the first fully home-recorded WHY? album since the project’s 2003 debut, made mostly in Yoni Wolf’s studio and co-produced by his brother Josiah.
Pitch Black Records is thrilled to announce its 50th album release with the signing of legendary Greek Epic/Doom Metal act REFLECTION!
REFLECTION, the driving force of Hellenic Epic/Doom Metal, will be celebrating their 25th anniversary next year and they are now back, with their fourth album, “Bleed Babylon Bleed”! It’s been eight years since the band’s last offering, making this an eagerly awaited release; and with a new vocalist in their ranks this becomes an even more anticipated release!
BLAISE MOORE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “FRIENDS”
Toronto-born singer Blaise Moore celebrates Valentine’s Day with the double release of her new EP, Laurence, and a music video for her single, “Friends.” Like all of Blaise’s music, Laurence is deeply rooted in personal experience—with intro and outro tracks named for airport codes (London and Toronto, respectively), the EP, titled after Blaise’s real-life subject, is a brief but vivid play-by-play of a passionate love affair and its subsequent heartbreak. As Blaise herself put it, “the EP is about a guy named Laurence from London who only thought with his dick.” Laurence is Blaise at her truest: vulnerable, soulful, brash, and utterly resilient.
FOMO Feat. Aybe “My Love”
Baltimore-based artist FOMO makes his way back into hearts just in time for Valentine’s Day with his sophomore release. Teaming up with gifted vocalist Aybe, the two deliver a passionate performance that sets ablaze feelings of love. Their new single “My Love,” out now on Warpaint Records, combines a four on the floor rhythm with an uplifting melody bound to make the heart dance.
The song is inspired by FOMO’s experience of a breakup that left his heart scarred. But through his optimism and determination, he was able to find love again – as hopeless as it once had seemed. The producer wanted to develop a song that would portray his emotions to the fullest, and reached out to Aybe, a singer who’s voice is purely characterized by soul and zeal. In collaboration, the two artists are able to tell his story with “My Love.”