Impose Magazine premiered Slow Caves’ ‘Glares’ and announced their upcoming tour. ‘Glares’ is the second single off of their Old Flame Records debut, Desert Minded EP, Out March 10th.
“With a sound somewhere between Lower Dens and Joyce Manor, “Glares,” does a great job showcasing the band’s ability to craft tight harmonies and do it in a way that feels effortlessly fun.” Read the rest of the premiere at Impose Magazine
The Yugos Premieres “Take Some Time” at The Wild Honey Pie
Cincinnati based band The Yugos will release their album Weighing the Heart on March 10th via Old Flame Records. Today, The Wild Honey Pie premiered their track “Take Some Time,” saying “from the first moment we pressed play on The Yugos‘ newest track ‘Take Some Time’ we were in love,” and calling it “catchy and interesting, a perfect strange pop song.”
Al’Tarba announces new album
After a decade of recording and performing in Europe, with five well-received full-lengths and two EPs to his name, Paris-based electro/hip hop artist Al’Tarba is getting set to make his introduction to American audiences with La Nuit Se Léve (The Night Rises). Al’Tarba’s production, which has drawn comparisons to DJ Shadow and RJD2, blends abrasive and melodic components on the new record into a hip hop reimagining of anti-hero noir. “When people listen to this record, I want them to see Travis Bickle prowling around Gotham City with four droogs in town,” Al’Tarba says of La Nuit Se Léve.
Following the seventh and final installment of his hugely-successful Plain Spoken Tour, JOHN MELLENCAMP will set out once again this Summer for 22 stops across North America for his all-new SAD CLOWNS & HILLBILLIES TOUR. Kicking off on June 5th in Denver, Colorado, the tour will continue throughout the United States with stops at the historic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles before concluding in Queens, NY at Forest Hills Stadium. Mellencamp will be joined by special guest and 13-time GRAMMY-Award-winning singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris as well as his Plain Spoken tour mate Carlene Carter and folk-pop sister duo Lily & Madeleine. Multiplatinum-selling recording artist Jewel will also step in for the tour’s two Oregon dates, substituting for Emmylou Harris as the special guest opener.
Today Matthew Logan Vasquez has shared a new track “Headed West” on CLASH. When talking about the track Vasquez says, “If you live in California it’s easy to forget what an odd and wonderful place it is. After moving to New York and then Austin I felt I could really appreciate the facets that I both love and hate.” Matthew also recently released his first single from the album entitled “Same”
Ryan Shupe, a fifth generation fidler, has been singing, songwriting and playing the electric guitar, mandolin, piano, and violin since he was ten years old. Shupe is known for his role as leader, songwriter, lead vocalist in the bluegrass/jam group, Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband. The group has had a successful career spanning seven albums and national touring, including Dream Big, which was released via Capitol Records, and was a Top 40 Hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts. The release of his upcoming album, and the evolutionary change in band name and focus, mark a shift in Shupe’s musical style to a more rock/pop sound. Having a highly focused vision for this album, Ryan wrote the songs, then produced and recorded most of the album himself. We Rode On taps into Shupe’s love for adult rock mixed with his love for acoustic instruments.
THE KNITTS PREMIERE NEW SONG VIA NEW NOISE MAG
In a gritty industrial area of Van Nuys, California, behind a powder-coating plant, lie a dozen neatly stacked repurposed shipping containers. One of these is ‘home’ to The Knitts, a band with a surprisingly long history and a short fuse, ready to explode onto the music scene with the release of their upcoming debut full-length album Retreat.
The origins of The Knitts go back to the final years of the Knitting Factory on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. “That’s strangely how the band name came about, from Charlie’s time working the box office,” recalls Justin Volkens of his brother, Charlie Volkens’ time at the club while various future Knitts hung out at KF shows. Now The Knitts are made up of the brothers Volkens – Justin (Vocals) & Charlie (guitar), along with Victor Portillo (lead guitar), Jaime “Jimmy” Luque (bass) and Clare Taylor Wilkes (drums).
Today, Electric Forest (EF) announced over 95 additional artists to its lineup for the seventh annual music and camping festival in Rothbury, Michigan. For the first time ever, the beloved forest festival will expand to two distinct weekends in 2017, from June 22–June 25 and June 29–July 2, 2017.
Among the list of new artists announced today to perform both weekends of Electric Forest 2017 are The Revivalists, Snakehips, Haywyre, EOTO, DJ EZ, StéLOUSE, Tom Misch (DJ Set), and Bluegrass Generals featuring Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Bill Nershi and Keith Moseley. They join The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, Claude VonStroke, 12th Planet, Jai Wolf, Lettuce, The Floozies, The Infamous Stringdusters, and more legendary artists who will also performing both the First and Second Weekend of EF2017.
AlunaGeorge will support Coldplay on the band’s “A Head Full of Dreams” North American tour along with Izzy Bizu, which visits stadiums and arenas from New York to Miami throughout August. Tickets are on sale now HERE. The London duo previously toured with Sia last fall on her “Nostalgic For The Present” tour.
“Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about announcing this tour!” says singer Aluna Francis, “I want to thank Coldplay for giving me the opportunity to turn dreams into reality and put on the show of my life for you all!”
“Quin Galavis has just dropped the video for “Me to Me,” a radio-only single that won’t appear on his upcoming third album, The Battery Line, but may provide a hint of what we could expect. The release will come out this May, alongside a SXSW showcase, local Austin shows, and a tour for the album. Musically, “Me to Me” seems to be considerably more chill than those on last year’s My Life in Steel and Concrete — in the past, his music sounded like Swans, but this sounds more like Dirty Projectors — but if the track is any indication, the forthcoming album will also go deep.” – Adam Rothbarth
Gin Blossoms were formed in 1987 in Tempe, AZ, by lead guitarist/songwriter Doug Hopkins, Bill Leen and then-lead vocalist Jesse Valenzuela, (who eventually relinquished the lead vocal position to Robin Wilson before signing to A&M Records) taking their name from a photo of W.C. Fields in Kenneth Anger’s legendary Hollywood Babylon book, which depicted him “with gin blossoms,” referring to his rosacea-ravaged face. A southwest contemporary of bands like the Sidewinders, Meat Puppets, the Refreshments and Dead Hot Workshop. Gin Blossoms’ first full-length studio album, New Miserable Experience, came out on August 4, 1992, on A&M Records, followed four years later by Congratulations, I’m Sorry, on February 13, 1996.
Introducing Rapture Electronic Music Festival, Miami’s new beachfront festival for discerning dance music fans and tastemakers looking for an alternative Miami Music Week experience minutes from South Beach and Downtown Miami. Making its debut with a special one-day event on Thursday, March 23, 2017, Rapture will feature some of the most respected artists in techno and house music today, including andhim, Art Department, Carl Craig, Ellen Allien, RPR Soundsystem, plus a wide depth and breadth of talent for Phase 1.
Set on an idyllic beach and protected environmental oasis in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park complete with four sound stages powered by L-Acoustic Systems and private beach access, Rapture brings fans a new Miami Music Week adventure apart from the typical South Beach nightclub and pool party scene. Festival goers will revel in a magical experience being able to dance, swim and party on the beach while listening to quality underground music in a natural oasis setting from 12pm-2am.
THE CHAINSMOKERS UNVEIL OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR CURRENT SINGLE “PARIS”
The video was directed by Mister Whitmore and stars Victoria’s Secret Angel Martha Hunt. “Paris,” which USA TODAY notes “has all the makings of their next huge hit,” immediately shot to the #1 spot on iTunes’ Top Songs chart upon release and has already been certified Gold in the U.S., Australia, Italy and Norway. Additionally, the track is currently Top 10 at Pop Radio with over 80 million in radio audience. “Paris” debuted at #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100, marking the duo’s fourth track to reach the Top 10 and their highest first week entrance on the chart to date. The song, whose lyric video has already accumulated over 100 million views, features vocals from Drew himself and serves as the follow up to their previous smash hit “Closer,” the biggest #1 song in 2016.
ED SHEERAN RELEASES NEW SONG “HOW WOULD YOU FEEL (PAEAN)”
In celebration of his 26th birthday, global ED SHEERAN shares “How Would You Feel (Paean),”– a brand new song from his highly anticipated album “÷” (pronounced divide), which will be released on March 3rd via Atlantic Records. “How Would You Feel (Paean)” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services, and joins singles “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” as a third instant grat track that comes with pre-orders of “÷.”
NAO ‘In The Morning’ video
NAO today has launched the brilliant video to her new track “In The Morning”. The video was directed by Allie Avital at Partizan and features NAO’s first appearance in one of her videos.
Grammy-nominated duo Galantis have today released their anthemic new single ‘Rich Boy’. The track follows the announcement of their highly-anticipated headline show at Brixton Academy, London, in April.
‘Rich Boy’ combines full-bodied synth hooks and uptempo drum patterns, with a lively female vocal portraying a sweet love story. A strong example of the duo’s revered producing style, the forthcoming single is accompanied by a vibrant lyric video. The colourful clip is an animated collage of vintage stock footage and eccentric filmed material with a special appearance from Galantis themselves.
OUTYLA releases debut single ‘The Light’ on February 17th through Harbour Masters
Introductory track ‘The Light’ is a rude awakening. Recorded with Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, London Grammar, Florence and the Machine, The Horrors), heavy guitar parts line up alongside chiming keys and bare, effect-starved vocals. At the time of writing, OUTLYA wasn’t even a fully-fledged project. But ‘The Light’ gave the trio something to pursue, a distinctive sound that thrives on its own sense of confidence.
Northern Irish singer Callum Stewart has today released his brand new single ‘The Dam’ through Hope & Fury Records. The song is a gleaming slice of pristine, love-fuelled alt-pop, with Callum’s aching melodies cutting through with a voice well beyond his 19 years.
‘The Dam’ premiered with Clash who called him an, “Irish newcomer set to soar… New single ‘The Dam’ is incoming, and it’s a mature, reflective work, with melancholic ache that lingers long after the final notes. Softly constructed, it rises and falls with a supple sense of grace.”
Rhys Lewis ‘Living In The City’
Hot off the success of ?Waking Up Without You?, Rhys Lewis announces the widely anticipated follow up to his debut, ?Living In The City?. Filled with the conviction of a fully realised artist at ease, ?Living In The City? sees Rhys tackle the unique love/hate relationship that comes with living in a megalopolitan world.
Produced by Boe Weaver, a production duo based at ?Studio Hamburg? on the Isle of Wight, ?Living In The City? treads an effortless yet delicate line between raw, forlorn emotion and an undercurrent of restless energy, peaking with gospel choir-led euphoria.
Prepare to welcome the return of Germany’s heavy psych blues trio SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT, with the release of their new album this May 12th on Electric Magic Records and a full European and South American tour this spring!
SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT’s fourth ‘full piece of wax’ “One with the Universe” is a culmination of all their works and truly a hard hitting cosmic invitation for floating into their universe of spiritual progression. The most evolutionary development compared to previous albums is the cosmic usage of analog synthesizers, keyboards and effects, while not losing focus on catchiness and well-rendered songwriting.
Critically acclaimed New York alternative pop band MISTERWIVES share a brand new single entitled “Machine” at all digital retailers today via Republic Records/Photo Finish.
About their new anthem, MISTERWIVES says, “‘Machine’ is a rallying cry to stand against a world that suppresses individuality and diversity. This song embodies the movement of celebrating our differences, staying true to ourselves, and always sticking it to the Sith Empire! (insert middle finger emoji)”
Disciples release highly anticipated new single ‘On My Mind’
BRIT-nominated trio Disciples have now revealed their first single release of the year, titled ‘On My Mind’.
Laced with Duvall’s rich vocals, ‘On My Mind’ flaunts a stomping bassline, crisp percussive elements and a striking hook that distinguishes their signature sound. The new record is a strong display of the trio’s dynamic producing skills and is set to build on the success of their previous single, ‘Daylight’.
ALL TIME LOW JOINS FUELED BY RAMEN
Fueled By Ramen has announced All Time Low as the newest members of the influential label’s incredible roster. The pioneering rock band is celebrating with the release of the new single, “Dirty Laundry,” available today at all DSPs. In addition, the track’s companion video is streaming now at the official FBR YouTube channel.
The Maryland-based band has set a truly epic international headline tour that will see them circumnavigating the planet through mid-May. The European leg gets underway March 10th at London’s famed Eventim Apollo and is followed by stops across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. From there All Time Low will head out for a much anticipated string of shows in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
KEVIN ROSS’ DEBUT ALBUM
On March 24, Motown Records will releaseThe Awakening,the debut album from Kevin Ross – winner of ASCAP’s 2016 Rhythm and Soul Award and a former BET “Music Matters” Artist. Fans who pre-order the album HERE will instantly receive the first single, “Long Song Away,” plus the track “Pick You Up,”which you can listen to HERE
Emerging Anglo-Danish trio Off Bloom releases their new single ‘Falcon Eye’ today via Capitol Records. Released as a follow up to the trio’s breakthrough debut EP Love To Hate It, the title track of which has racked up over 1.2 million streams at Spotify, ‘Falcon Eye’ was mixed by Sia and Rihanna collaborator Manny Marroquin and was premiered by Zane Lowe on his Beats1 radio show.
Atlantic recording artist Trey Songz has announced the release of his hugely anticipated new album, “TREMAINE THE ALBUM.” The album – which follows 2014’s RIAA platinum certified “TRIGGA” and its 2015 reissue, “TRIGGA RELOADED” – arrives in stores and at all online retailers on Friday, March 24th.
Richard Laviolette releases ‘Taking The Long Way Home’ on March 10
Richard Laviolette returns to You’ve Changed Records on March 10 with the release of Taking The Long Way Home, the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s beloved All Of Your Raw Materials.
Today, self-produced American songwriter London O’Connor officially releases the re-mastered version of his debut album, O?, via New York City-based record label True Panther Sounds. To coincide with the album release, London also shared his self-directed music video for his melancholy ode to the smart phone-obsessed internet generation, “Nobody Hangs Out Anymore.”
Myles Manley has premiered his B-side, ‘Pasta Solo’ featuring the elusive ‘Nobody’, at Clash today where they described Myles as ‘a true maverick’.
Influenced by the likes of Ariel Pink, Teen Suicide and the Orchid Tapes / bedroom-pop sound, “Pasta Solo” is the B-side from the new single by brilliant Irish lo-fi songwriter, Myles Manley, who recently toured the UK with fellow outsider artist Willis Earl Beal, and there is an atypically sound with it.
Martín Balseca releases his new EP “UnFree in a Free Country”
“UnFree in a Free Country” is born as a personal project of Martín Balseca and is nothing more or nothing less than a deep exploration of sounds, instruments and environments. A intense discovery that will allow to find, over time, a sound with certain characteristics and emotions that will distinguish Martin Balseca, not only for his music but for the ability to connect with the public. This project includes the track “Going Places” a collaboration with Klausen on the lyrics, melody and vocals. The EP also includes the collaboration of the talented saxophonist Nathy Andrade.
Martin Balseca is a producer, musician and DJ born in Quito, Ecuador. He works and lives in the heart of the Andes. His career began as a guitarist, which led him to electronic music. In his music he seeks to connect in a very creative way, traditional rhythms with electronic sounds in order to find his identity.
Jeb Loy Nichols Returns With “Country Hustle”
On 31th March 2017, the steadily rising troubadour Jeb Loy Nichols presents his classic-in-the-making new album “Country Hustle,” via on his own label City Country City and Jullian Records.
A potent, flavorsome gumbo cooked up from southern soul, country, blues, funk and folk, with a soupçon of hip-hop, dub and 80/90s club sounds, “Country Hustle” is schooled in the past but is resolutely modern in production, featuring collaborations from Andrew Hale, Distance and Nostalgia 77.
Palmer ‘Misery’ New video
Palmer made a beautiful & dark video for their brandnew song Misery taken from their upcoming album Surrounding The Void. It will be out on February 24th on CD and as a digital download. The LP is going to hit the stores on March 24th.
Norway’s ARY unveils new single ‘Childhood Dreams’
Trondheim-raised, and now Oslo based Ary (real name Ariadne Loinsworth) has been carefully plotting her career path for the past 12 months or so. Debut single ‘Higher’ was released via prestigious electronic label Eskimo Recordings in 2015 and was quickly A-listed by NRK P3 in Norway. That collaboration with fellow Norwegian producer and artist Carl Louis proved to be a fruitful one, with their follow up effort together, ‘Telescope’, following a similar trajectory to the P3 A-list.
Artist Misery Loves Company Releases “Dead and Buried”
Misery Loves Company, consisting of Jimmy Ruggiero, Mike Williams, Joe Mascio JR, and Anthony Caggiano, are a Post-Emo band from South Jersey. Today they are thrilled to announce they’ve signed with Revival Recordings, home to music groups; Alesana, Famous Last Words, and The Funeral Portrait and announce Love Notes and Highways, a brand new LP out 3/17/17. 2017 will be a big year for the Post-Emo clan with a full album on the horizon and a brand new single/music video, “Dead and Buried” out today. Misery Loves Company has exclusively partnered with Upset Magazine to unveil the Tim Burton inspired track.
Scout Durwood “Go Go” Video
As much as this is a story about a comedian, singer, and actress, it really starts with a kid who wore a tiara to school every day… That kid grew up to be Scout Durwood. Many years before she made audiences laugh starring on MTV’s Mary + Jane and Oxygen’s Funny Girls, she knew that being different was her greatest strength. That free spirit defines her first album for Blue Élan Records, Take One Thing Off, out May 19.
Produced by Dave Darling (Def Leppard, Queen Latifah, Tom Waits, Brian Setzer), the 19-track album intermingles a hysterical standup set taped at the underground Los Angeles club The Pack with songs, “loosely mapped over my life in New York,” says Scout.
Video: YFN Lucci – “Documentary”
A hard-as-nails rapper with a remarkable facility for melody and memorable hooks, YFN Lucci was one of the breakout rap stars of 2016. Last February, YFN Lucci released Wish Me Well 2, the mixtape that transformed him from a local Atlanta hero to a nationally recognized figure on the Hip-Hop scene. One year after the mixtape’s release, YFN Lucci revisits his journey with “Documentary,” a standout from Wish Me Well 2 that now gets the visual treatment. Made with archival footage of YFN Lucci recording in the studio and performing in front of screaming crowds, “Documentary” is a black-and-white snapshot of the life of a rising rap star.
Sondre Lerche Shares “Violent Game” Track Via Stereogum
Sondre Lerche is a Brooklyn-based Norwegian singer/songwriter/composer/guitarist. His eclectic and richly melodic debut, ‘Faces Down’, written and recorded at 16, was named among the best albums of the year, and listed as one of the most remarkable debuts of 2002 by Rolling Stone Magazine.
MOBO Award-winning songwriter, DJ, producer, visual artist and actor Goldie (MBE) will release a new double album The Journey Man on June 16, 2017. The album comprises two parts – 16 brand new tracks in total, all written and produced by Goldie. It also features a host of collaborators handpicked by Goldie to help realize his vision for the album. The Journey Man will be released through Cooking Vinyl and Goldie’s own record label, Metalheadz.
In mid-2015, former Venom member Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan, together with original members Jeff “Mantas” Dunn and Tony “Abaddon” Bray, formed a second incarnation of Britain’s seminal black metal band. After coming together under the flag VENOM INC, history began to write itself once again. Now, after proving their lasting prowess on the road and at festivals internationally throughout the past year, the band is pleased to announce their signing with premier international heavy metal label Nuclear Blast Records. The band is scheduled to release a new album this year – more details coming soon!
Hodgy Shares New Video For “Glory”
Odd Future founding member and rapper Hodgy has released a new video, directed by Open The Portal, for his latest single “Glory” today. “Glory,” produced by Hi-Tek, is the second single from Hodgy’s major label debut album Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide, which was released in December via Columbia Records.
Belly Squad drop new track ‘Like That’
Along with the likes of J Hus and MoStack and more, Belly Squad are bringing the afrobeats revolution to the forefront of UK urban music. New track ‘Like That’ drops today, taken from their forthcoming debut EP ‘Banana’, released February 24th.
Nashville band COIN releases their new infectious single “I Don’t Wanna Dance” today. The track premiered on SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement yesterday followed by an online listen with EARMILK. The single is a follow up to COIN’s Alternative Radio Top 10 hit single, “Talk Too Much” and is available on all DSPs. The band will be releasing their sophomore full-length album this spring.
XIBALBA Diablo, Con Amor… Adios Out Now And Streaming At Metal Injection
Southern California’s XIBALBA today releases their devastating new Diablo, Con Amor… Adios EP through Closed Casket Activities, streaming the record at Metal Injection, as the band takes to the East Coast on a three-city stampede.
The phantom producer ZHU has teamed up with French director Hîm TiVi Paris to create a psychedelic, Warhol-esque lyric visual for his pop-driven single, “Hometown Girl”.
Stream the New Rasmus Faber Single
Radikal Records has released world-renowned DJ and producer Rasmus Faber’s single “We Laugh We Dance We Cry”, an uplifting dance song that perfectly combines the elements of house music with the makings of a memorable chart-topping pop song.
“We Laugh We Dance We Cry” is now available in North America, along with exciting remixes by critically acclaimed producers Jason Nevins, Manuel Riva, and Funky Junction.
HAUS reveal new single ‘Gave You All’
HAUS are fast becoming one of the most talked about bands in London.
Hailing from Tottenham, the five-piece band has enjoyed a breakthrough 2016 and is set to light the new year ablaze with their latest single ‘Gave You All’.
Last year, HAUS self-released two singles and played headline shows at Club NME, KOKO to great acclaim. They were also prolific on the festival circuit. The Great Escape, Secret Garden Party, Dot-to-Dot, Truck, Live At Leeds and BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds all played host to the up and coming band. They received radio support from the likes of Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, BBC R1, Radio X, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing London.
Axwell /\ Ingrosso have released their extended mix and dub versions of new hit single ‘I Love You’ featuring Kid Ink today, exclusively via Beatport.
The track, which features platinum-selling US rap artist Kid Ink, has already amassed over 3 million streams on Spotify since its release a week ago. Dancing Astronaut said that the single “may be the pair’s most powerful and evocative track since their Swedish House Mafia days.”
We The Kings And Olivia Holt Release “Sad Song” Remix!
The platinum-selling rock band WE THE KINGS release the official RJ Remix of “Sad Song” featuring pop singer OLIVIA HOLT today – available on iTunes and Spotify! The original track was released in 2013 off of the Somewhere Somehow album, and has managed to amass over 32 million streams on Spotify while the lyric video has nearly 65 million views on YouTube. Without an official music video or traditional promotion, fans have gravitated towards it organically. Now, WTK and Olivia Holt are giving us this fresh remix that breathes new life into this fan favorite.
Lead singer Travis Clark talks about the collaboration, “Working with Olivia was amazing, she came in and we were immediately like best friends. After joking around with each other for about an hour, we started working on “Sad Song.” Her voice is incredible and fit really well with mine, so after about another hour we were done!”
Judah & the Lion released a brand new song and their next single, “Suit and Jacket,” yesterday afternoon via an exclusive premiere on Los Angeles’ Alt 98.7 and now, they have released the song via all DSPs and streaming services! Check out “Suit and Jacket,” which was produced by Judah & the Lion and recorded in Nashville, here.
Charlie Wilson – “In It To Win It”
Eleven-time Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson releases his 8th solo studio album, In It To Win It today, February 17th. Executive produced by Wilson and Michael Paran, the album features guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Lalah Hathaway, Wiz Khalifa, Robin Thicke, and T.I.
In support of the album, Wilson will perform on “Today” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on February 23rd, and “Good Day New York” on February 24th.
GRAMMY®-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae today released “River of Jordan,” featuring vocals from Breyan Isaac. The song is the latest available track from “THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE.” “River of Jordan (feat. Breyan Isaac”) is now available for streaming and purchase at all DSPs.
The Kernal brings us maybe the first ode ever to taking up residence in an abandoned Taco Bell with this “rambling, rowdy” premiere from his Single Lock Records debut, LIGHT COUNTRY, out on March 3, 2017. “At the Old Taco Bell” premieres today at Glide Magazine, which calls LIGHT COUNTRY an early contender for one of the year’s best albums. “Between his playing, singing, and lyricism, The Kernal brings to mind legends like Spooner Oldham and Glen Campbell. There is something retro about The Kernal, sure, but maybe it’s actually just something down-home and real that makes him such a refreshing artist.”
Jessie Early Releases Second Single
Nashville indie-pop artist Jessie Early has unveiled her latest single, “Holy Ghost,” making the song available today at all digital music services. No Country For New Nashville premiered the track saying, “…Jessie Early resurrects arena drums, guitar solos, and tightly arranged background vocals for single “Holy Ghost.” “Holy Ghost” is the second single from her upcoming EP, Wild Honey, which will be released on March 31.
Yellow Shoots & Skyzoo Release New Original Single “Heaven”
Following suit of a sound that FADER describes as “full of misty grays and blues,” Brooklyn by way of Philadephia producer, vocalist, and instrumentalist Yellow Shoots is now unveiling another cut of his upcoming EP- ‘Stormy Weather.’ Titled “Heaven,” Yellow Shoots, real name Greg Matthews, teams up with legendary Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo for a hypnotizing melodic commentary on humanity.
Originally composed for Nate Parker’s film Birth Of A Nation, “Heaven” features a mix of organic and electronic instrumentation including guitar strums, synth, and vocals from Matthews. Additionally, Skyzoo emboldens the track with his own set of vocal stylings for an original rap verse. The lyrical inspiration behind the track is drawn from the idea of a lack of empathy for others and the “squabbling of humanity.” If “Heaven” has caught your ear, be sure to stay tuned for the remainder of Yellow Shoots’ ‘Stormy Weather’ EP dropping in March.
Globally reveled production duo Galantis return with another captivating single, “Rich Boy.” The brand-new song arrives officially today through Big Beat Records alongside the official lyric video, with the first look of the video streaming alongside an exclusive Q&A on Billboard.
Two-time Edison award winning, Grammy® nominated trumpeter, composer, producer, designer of innovative instruments and interactive media Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is set to release three albums to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the very first Jazz recordings of 1917.
Allah-Las release new music
Allah-Las are set to release the new track, “Hereafter,” and an alternate take of the single “Autumn Dawn” on February 17. The alternate version of “Autumn Dawn” is a demo recording from the band’s frequent collaborator Kyle Mullarky’s home studio in Topanga Canyon. The instrumental, Mellotron heavy B-side “Hereafter” was recorded during Calico Review sessions and has never been released.
wonder&height Releases Debut Single, “Nightvision”
Nashville’s newest electro-pop group wonder&height has unveiled its debut track, “Nightvision.” “Nightvision” was exclusively premiered by BUZZNET, and is now available to stream at Spotify.
Born out of a collaboration between two life-long friends, wonder&height was formed by Jay Ragsdale and Jonathan Rankin, two friends who have experimented with music together for as long as they can remember. After a few years of working on other projects, the two came together to create wonder&height, and the result is this dance-pop effort, “Nightvision.”
X Ambassadors and No Barriers Launch Renegade Scholarship Fund
Rock band X Ambassadors and nonprofit No Barriers announce a partnership today that will generate scholarship funds for programs that empower people to break through barriers and find their inner renegade.
The two groups are bringing the message that “what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way” to a new level. The digital media campaign for the Renegade Fund, which draws its name from the X Ambassadors platinum selling #1 Alternative radio hit, “Renegades,” features a new video with the band and a few special guests.
Karim Ouellet is back with the third single from his latest album, Trente. The song, called La mer à boire, is celebration of the resilience and the humility that one needs to go through a life that is beyond our understanding in many ways. The video that goes with it, shot in Nicaragua by Les Gamins, brings together simple people living their lives with the masjesty of mountains where Karim strolls in search of transcendence. It is a story of brotherhood et open-mindedness, highlighting the joy of this pop song with a tropical twist.
James Hersey (268 million streams) – ‘Everyone’s Talking’
Today James Hersey reveals ?Everyone?s Talking?, the latest track from his forthcoming debut EP. Co-produced by James alongside Ed Sheeran collaborator Will Hicks, ?Everyone?s Talking? tackles the subject of what really connects us in this day and age.
The Contribution is pleased to release tracks from their upcoming LoHi Records album, Wilderness And Space, one song at a time over the course of seven months, with full proceeds of each single going to a different non-profit. The full ten-song album will be released on vinyl this Fall.
They kick off with the single “Back This Way” which will be available online on February 17, 2017 with all proceeds donated to Rex Foundation. This track was recorded at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, CA and engineered by Rick Vargas.
“Bang Bang” recruits an all-star cast with a production collaboration from Grammy Award Winning Producer and DJ, Diplo, plus features from U.S. duo R. City, Belgian singer/songwriter Selah Sue and UK icon Craig David, who is currently enjoying a phenomenally successful return. The highly infectious single overflows with raw vocals from R. City, menacing bass, and heart-racing sirens, pulling you into the melody with its distinctive hook. The single offers effortless vocal performances from Selah and Craig which perfectly match Fresh & Diplo’s production abilities.
The Damned blazed a trail when they became the very first British punk band to release a single, the mighty “New Rose,” on October 22nd 1976, which was swiftly followed by the release of the very first British punk album, their classic debut long-player ‘Damned Damned Damned,’ originally released by a nascent Stiff Records on February 18th 1977. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s dramatic breakthrough, BMG have released a very special Art Of The Album deluxe edition of this incredible debut album, out today, almost exactly 40 years to the day since its original issue.
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Release Their Joint Album, Plata O Plomo
Fat Joe & Remy Ma are quintessential ambassadors for New York Hip-Hop. Following the colossal success of multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated smash “All The Way Up” as well as subsequent scorchers “Cookin,” with French Montana, “Money Showers,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and the Caribbean-tinged, Billboard-premiered “Heartbreak,” featuring The-Dream, today, Fat Joe and Remy Ma release Plata O Plomo, their first full-length collaborative album. Released through a partnership between Fat Joe’s RNG and independent distributor/label EMPIRE, Plata O Plomo boasts guest contributions from French Montana, The-Dream, Ty Dolla $ign, Kent Jones, BJ The Chicago Kid, Sevyn Streeter, RySoValid, Stephanie Mills, and more. Packed with proven hits and all-new bangers, Plata O Plomo proudly announces the return of New York rap into the mainstream.
“Tied Up” is the new collaborative single from respected producer The Magician and successful singer-songwriter Julian Perretta. Out now, this marks The Magician’s first release after signing with B1 Recordings, Ministry of Sound and Ultra for a worldwide deal with Sony Music.
“Tied Up” features warm chords and a soft bassline underpinning Perretta’s distinctive voice, with piano chords and chopped vocals providing depth in the chorus. With lyrics alluding to a difficult relationship, the song is emotive yet dancefloor-ready.
okyo prog/psych outfit Sundays & Cybele have just premiered the full stream of their upcoming release Chaos & Systems via Culture Collide, who say of the release, “The new album covers a multitude of styles, and the band’s experimentation results in a listening experience that is anything but redundant. From the dripping-wet electronic sounds of the track “Chaos & Systems,” and the psychedelic guitar riffs of “Butterfly’s Dream,” to the light pop of “Tell Me The Name Of That Flower” — the album is a noisy treat to partake.” In addition, the band shared a Tokyo culture guide with the site, spotlighting their favorite spots in the city.
On behalf of Broad Green Pictures, we are excited to share that the new trailer for Terrence Malick’s SONG TO SONG is now live on Apple! Don’t miss this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene starring Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, and Natalie Portman In Theatres in Los Angeles and New York on March 17th!
KID INK UNLEASHES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SWISH” FT. 2 CHAINZ
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Holly Macve has exclusively shared her video for “Heartbreak Blues” today on Culture Collide. The video was filmed at Brighton’s The Bee’s Mouth where she was discovered by Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde. The video’s director Lauren Joy Kennett stated ““the concept for the ‘Heartbreak Blues’ was inspired by mid-century American film noir using low key lighting and exploratory camera compositions to entice and surprise, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.”
AMERICAN IDOL finalist James Durbin and QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi have announced a collaboration entitled Maps To The HOLLYWOOD SCARS. Their first 5 song EP Volume One is being released worldwide via NEW OCEAN MEDIA today. It can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon and all digital and streaming outlets.
Maty Noyes follows up the release of her debut EP Noyes Complaint, with the fast paced and fiery “London” co-written and produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus and Celine Dion). The track features a fifty piece orchestra conducted by the legendary Bill Ross (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Tuck Everlasting, Ladder 49).
Apple Music selected Maty Noyes as their New Artist of the Week. The New Artist of the Week program features up-and-coming artists, editorially selected by Apple Music.
JONWAYNE SHARES NEW VIDEO
Southern California emcee and producer, Jonwayne returns with his highly anticipated second studio album, Rap Album Two, out now via Authors Recording Co / The Order Label. He also drops a new video for “These Words Are Everything.” The album showcases the wordsmith and production maestro at his best. Special guest features include Shango, Danny Watts, Zeroh and Low Leaf. Rap Album Two provides a front row seat to the detailed recollection of life-experiences and comedic conclusions drawn from years of dealing with isolation and addiction. A masterful work packed with hulking bars and deep ruminations of the life-changing decision to take life by the horns, find solace in friendship and persevere.
HUNTER HAYES INVITES FANS INTO THE RECORDING STUDIO VIA VIRTUAL REALITY
A self-proclaimed “geek” who has been tapped by Mashable as an “Artist That Backs Music with Digital Dexterity,” Hunter Hayes is constantly seeking innovative ways to interact with his fans and create unique experiences for them, whether it be at live shows or through digital platforms. In his latest collaboration with YouTube, out today, Hayes calls on virtual reality technology to invite viewers to step into the recording studio for a ringside seat as he builds each musical component of his current single, “Yesterday’s Song.” The cutting-edge technology allows fans to immerse themselves in a 360-degree viewing experience using YouTube’s new, state-of-the-art VR app currently available on Daydream view.
Tim Kasher (Cursive & The Good Life) Shares “An Answer For Everything” Video
No Resolution will also be released in two limited edition vinyl runs: a blue with white splatter pattern that will be available through the 15 Passenger Bandcamp store and at Kasher’s upcoming live shows, and a red and yellow splatter pattern on clear vinyl version that will be exclusive to independent record stores.
Austin Millz Releases “Cyclone” EP On Fool’s Gold
Harlem producer / DJ Austin Millz drops his debut Fool’s Gold EP Cyclone today. Featuring collaborations with Tunji Ige, Ye Ali and Sessi, Cyclone expertly blends hip-hop and electronic influences as only a true club champion can. Celebrate with Austin tonight in New Orleans as he headlines the inaugural All Star Weekend edition of NY’s iconic HennyPalooza party.
The formula for AllttA (A little lower than the Angels) is simple – an innovative mix of organic and electronic music by French super-producer 20syl, laced with the intricate and poetic rhyme stylings of Los Angeles based rapper, Mr. J. Medeiros. After spending the past two summers together and between their individual projects, the duo is thrilled to unveil their debut full-length album as AllttA, “The Upper Hand.” Out now on 4x DMC World Champion turntablist group C2C’s label On and On Records, the 15-track album unveils the unparalleled chemistry that’s formed when the two creative minds join forces.
Charlie’s Frontier Fun Town debuted “Bottle’s Curse”
About three years and a half after the release of its debut full-length effort called ‘Moloko Vellocet’ (2013), French heavy-rock/metal five-piece band Charlie’s Frontier Fun Town (including a member of General Cluster) just announced the release of its second album called ‘In Dust We Trust’, coming out on March 11 through KNT Music and Bambane’s Crew.
Austin-based band Go Fever shares “United States Of My Mind,” the second single from their self-titled debut album today with Pure Volume. The track is characteristic of the band’s surf pop sound mixed with classic rock and roll influences and frontwoman Acey Monaro’s heartfelt lyrics. On the meaning of the track, Monaro says:
“I wrote this song during a huge personal turning point for me- fresh out of a 7 year relationship that had started in my teens. I was traveling a lot and sleeping around, and experiencing the mind-altering freedom and perspective that those two pastimes arouse. The expression ‘what if?’ – which makes up the bridge of the song- was a favorite of mine when I was a kid and I drove my parents mad with weird hypotheticals. This song is about eliminating the ‘what ifs’ by doing every bloody thing I felt like doing, after being confined by the limits of my own imagination for a long time.”
The Artificials Turn Tragedy Into Inspiration
Most people have experienced tragedy in their lives and have been left to deal with the emotions. Everyone deals with this in their own way, The Artificials have taken a very painful experience of losing a friend in an accident and paid tribute in their new single, “Stormwolf”.
BYRDI to Release New Album, ‘Ansur : Urkraft’, March 17
Norway’s folkloric maestros BYRDI will release their new album, Ansur : Urkraft, on March 15 via Trollmusic / Prophecy Productions. Written in an 1870’s forest cottage, by musicians who strongly identify with old Norse culture and the studying of runes, the album is steeped in Norwegian history and ancient symbolism and features intimate interpretations of heathen folk music, showcasing both marvelous vocals and mesmerizing arrangements.
Lorna Shore Releases New Album & Music Video for Title Track “Flesh Coffin”
Today, New Jersey-based metal band Lorna Shore released their pulverizing sophomore full-length album, Flesh Coffin with Outerloop Records.Since the premiere of their first single “Denounce The Light” in November and their music video for “FVNERAL MOON” last month, Flesh Coffin has been receiving praise from both fans and media. As noted by Trevor Strnaud’s (The Black Dahlia Murder) 20 Sick New Extreme Metal Releases For A Riotous 2017 feature in Metal Injection last month, “Lorna Shore easily transcend what is commonly known as deathcore with their blisteringly creative marriage of black and tech metal chops. There’s definitely enough here to appease you tech death guys, it’s clinical, quick moving, with impressive instrumental shredding. The conceptual narrative scope of the album is noteworthy.” On Flesh Coffin, New Noise Magazine penned “There’s no doubt that Lorna Shore’s sophomore record will go down as one of the best deathcore albums in recent memory.” Along with the release of Flesh Coffin today, Lorna Shore dropped a masterful music video, directed by Joey Durango, for the album’s title track, “Flesh Coffin” exclusively with New Noise Magazine.
New Le1f video
Le1f just dropped a video for “Unami/Water” from his critically acclaimed debut LP Riot Boi. Self directed, Le1f had this to say about it: “sending positive vibes to all women and feminines, brown folks of all genders, to our health, sanity, and all fresh water.”
Noisey’s intense interview with drummer Dave Witte leads with, “This month, Magic Bullet will exhume two releases from BLACK ARMY JACKET, who were yet another pit stop through which the Dave Witte juggernaut passed. Over the course of a brief, blistering lifespan, the grind-inflected hardcore act released a clutch of split releases with underground legends like Spazz, Noothgrush and Corrupted, popped up on Brutal Truth drummer Rich Hoak’s record label, and tempered all this punk-friendly mayhem by sharing the stage with metal behemoths like Mercyful Fate, Suffocation and Death.”