HURRICANE FALL RELEASE THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘HOW WE GET DOWN’
There’s a hot wind blowing: the kind of gale that lays a field of cane down flat against the earth, whips the roadside paperbarks into a frenzy, and buffets the windows of a solitary Landcruiser sailing down a moonlit red dirt track. It’s the kind of wind that heralds the arrival of a ferocious summer storm, and at the eye of the storm is Hurricane Fall.
Tamworth-born-and-raised and now based in Newcastle, Hurricane Fall is comprised of Jesse Vee (lead vocals & guitar), Pepper Deroy (lead vocals & bass), Jimmy Hick (lead guitarist) and Lachlan ‘Dusty’ Coffey (skins & percussion).
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band releases new video, “We Deserve a Happy Ending”
Rev. Peyton, known for his viral shotgun guitar video and virtuosic slide guitar, is back! This time Rev literally sets his best friend on fire, and all hell breaks loose behind Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band as they perform “We Deserve a Happy Ending” on their own front porch in the new video from the upcoming March 10, 2017 album release Front Porch Sessions.
“We researched these dangerous Hollywood-style stunts and my best friend, Jim Connor, volunteered to let me set him on fire inside my house,” says Rev. Peyton. All of these people, animals, and machinery were all packed inside of Rev. and Breezy’s tiny cabin in the Brown County Hills. “These folks are just our friends and family,” Rev. Peyton says. “We are lucky to be surrounded by hillbillies, performers, artists, daredevils, and adventurers.” With almost no budget, this video is one continuous camera shot and was captured by Rev’s good pal and photographer Tyler Zoller in one take. It’s all DIY, but all the proper precautions were taken. Rev. urges people not to try this at home, especially if you live in a wood house.
KATY PERRY TAKES VIEWERS TO OBLIVIA IN OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM”
Katy Perry explores Oblivia, a futuristic theme park, in the official video for her new single, “Chained to the Rhythm.” The clip, which can be seen HERE, premiered today on VEVO. Shot over the course of three days in January at “the thrill capital of the world” – Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA – “Chained to the Rhythm” was directed by GRAMMY®-winner Matthew Cullen (Jay-Z, Beck), who also helmed the videos for “Dark Horse” and “California Gurls.” It was produced by Danny Lockwood, Rob Newman, Ben Leiser and Javier Jimenez.
Malone releases new music video ‘Best Of Us’
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.”
89th Academy Awards Fun Facts – WalletHub Report
With the 89th Academy Awards just five days away, WalletHub today released its 2017 Oscars Fun Facts Report, which includes an infographic filled with fun facts about the event as well as a Q&A with a panel of leading entertainment experts.
Brooklyn Psych Band Steady Sun Premieres Single Via The Deli NYC
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 The Deli Magazine NYC to premiere their second single “Bethons” off of their impending album Indifferent World, due for release April 2017.
Amanda Palmer announces new record with Legendary Pink Dots’ Edward Ka-Spel
Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel have announced the release of their eagerly anticipated new album. I CAN SPIN A RAINBOW will be available on CD, LP, and digital download on Friday, May 5 th.
I CAN SPIN A RAINBOW marks the first full-length collaboration between Palmer and Ka-Spel, founding member of visionary Anglo-Dutch psychedelicists The Legendary Pink Dots and one of her greatest artistic heroes.
Palmer and Ka-Spel will celebrate I CAN SPIN A RAINBOW with a limited and intimate international tour. U.S. dates begin May 17th at The Middle East in Boston, MA; European dates get underway May 31st in Warsaw, followed by stops in Munich, Prague, Hamburg, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Paris, and London. The tour – which will see Palmer and Ka-Spel joined on stage as they are on the album by violinist/longtime Legendary Pink Dots contributor Patrick Q. Wright – also includes the legendary Wave & Gotik Treffen Festival in Leipzig (June 2nd).
OUTYLA release debut single ‘The Light’
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.
Speaking about the track, Will explains, “At its core, it’s a song about self-belief and finding the strength to overcome in moments of loss and fear. It’s a call to arms from a desolate desert island. When we were recording The Light, we were referencing early Stones Throw records and the Black Keys amongst others. Songs that had a real undeniable air of confidence. We wanted our first song to capture some of the same swagger.”
Jake Houlsby – ‘Howl’
Newcastle singer-songwriter Jake Houlsby has announced the release of his brand new single Howl, the first track taken from his Vondelpark EP out on 5th May via Tipping Point Records (Eliza and the Bear, Azekel, Bryde).
Houlsby’s wonderfully crafted lyricism and haunting soundscapes are evident throughout this latest offering, with his individualistic blend of storytelling and influences of contemporaries such as Sufjan Stevens and Fleet Foxes shining through, adding a further layer of depth to his poignant sound.
Wayde premiere video for ‘Easy (Don’t Be Long)’
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.
Brooklyn Vegan including Tobacco-produced “Cemetery Wind”
Accomplished abstract poet. Early architect of electronic-infused beatscapes. Founding member of legendary left-field rap act Anti-Pop Consortium. Childhood Kiss fan. So reads the résumé of the estimable Beans, a New York native raised in the suburb of White Plains.
J. COLE TO HIT THE ROAD FOR THE “4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY” TOUR ON JUNE 1ST
Multi-platinum-selling artist J. Cole announces today that he will hit the road for a 57-city world tour. The “4 Your Eyez Only” Tour kicks off in South Carolina with a run of thirteen small, intimate shows before going into Live Nation arenas in North America and the U.K., along with a mix of arena and theater dates in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
SHAKY BEATS ANNOUNCES LINEUP BY DAY AND 1-DAY TICKETS
Shaky Beats Music Festival has revealed its Lineup By Day and 1-Day Tickets will go on sale for fans today at 11:00am ET. Griz, RL Grime and Bonobo (live) will kick off the second annual festival on Friday, followed by monstrous performances from Kaskade, Flosstradamus and Galantis on Saturday. The Chainsmokers, Zeds Dead and Girl Talk will close out the weekend with huge performances on Sunday. Shaky Beats Music Festival will take place May 5-7 at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta.
Depeche Mode to Release 5-Track Remix CD of New Single “Where’s The Revolution” On March 3rd
Iconic, multi-platinum musical pioneers Depeche Mode will be releasing a 5-track CD featuring remixes of their new single “Where’s the Revolution” on March 3rd. The release will be available physically in stores and through all digital and streaming services. A special 9-track, double LP collection of remixes of “Where’s the Revolution” will be released April 28. “Where’s the Revolution” is the debut track from Depeche Mode’s upcoming 14th studio album, Spirit, and their first new music in four years. See below for track listing of both remix collections.
Legacy Recordings to Release Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story
On May 5, Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) will release Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child. This historic collection features newly recorded versions of all fourteen songs from Carlile’s breakthrough T Bone Burnett-produced 2007 album The Story, which just last month was certified Gold by the RIAA. Adele, The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Pearl Jam, and Margo Price are among the artists and activists lending their voices to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary, and Barack Obama will provide a foreword. All proceeds from the album will benefit War Child UK, an organization dedicated to supporting children affected by conflict. Carlile’s nonprofit, the Looking Out Foundation, launched the Story Campaign last year to raise awareness and funds for War Child UK.
Palm Ghosts ‘Greenland’ is Available Now
East Nashville-based Indie pop group Palm Ghosts are pleased to announce the release of their second record on Nashville-based label Flour Sack Cape Records.
Combining the classic songwriting of Elliott Smith and Paul Simon with electronic and power pop influences on their second album, Greenland, the band presents 15 introspective stories about love and loss. Comprised of singer-songwriter Joseph Lekkas (who also plays bass, keyboards and handles electronic programming) and joined by Erin Nelson (drums) and Benjamin Jason Douglas (keyboards and guitars), Palm Ghosts describe themselves as Sun-Damaged American Music.
DAUNT unveils ‘Drive’
Based in London, DAUNT first emerged with his seductive brand of slow-pop when he uploaded ‘This Body Rushes’ to SoundCloud, racking up 400k plays in a matter of days. ‘Drive’ is a striking first taste of what is to come from his new exceptional body of work.
Siamese shares new track “Older Hands Prevail” from debut EP ‘The Mesmerist’
Siamese is the glam rock band of four theatrically inclined friends from Dallas, TX. Mixing ominous art pop with opulent set design and deranged alter egos, their live show makes you feel like you could go out and invent a new color, or wear a leotard to work.
The group’s debut release The Mesmerist, tracked with producer Alex Bhore at the studio Elmwood Recording, is set for release March 3, 2017. With two monolithic bookends and a slew of twists in between, the record treks through the charming, soothing and savage, with lyrics inspired by sociopathic film characters and a few shades of identity crisis.
California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions and premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) have teamed up with 98KUPD’s UFest (celebrating over 20 years) for the debut of 98KUPD’s BRUFEST presents Sabroso: Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito. The festival will take place on Saturday, April 15 at the Fear Farm Festival Grounds in Phoenix, AZ from 1:00 PM-10:00 PM (VIP and Early Entry opens at noon; All Ages Entry begins at 4:30 PM) and will feature live music, lucha libre style wrestling, complimentary craft beer tastings (until 4:00 PM) from some of the best breweries in the country, and numerous taco vendors.
BRUFEST presents Sabroso will host over 160 craft beer options from 40 breweries and features a music lineup headlined by multi-platinum rock band The Offspring, along with performances from Pennywise, Atreyu, All That Remains, Hell or Highwater, and Through Fire.
Dexter Holland of The Offspring says, “We love tacos, Pennywise AND beer, so this is gonna be a great day for us!”
Jon McKiel unveils new single, “Brothers”
With its tender and measured sway, “Brothers” stands in stark contrast to the LP’s kinetic first offering, “Conduit,” exchanging agitated protest for a beautiful and humble honesty. “It can never be a measured move / I won’t play too much for you / I can hand you the moon,” McKiel sings quietly. Decisive filtered guitar slides and chromatic breaks unravel around the lyrics, a shining testament to the intense chemistry of McKiel’s backing band: lead guitarist Jay Crocker (of experimental instrumental group Joyfultalk), bassisist Sean Dicey (also of Joyfultalk), and drummer Aaron Mangle (of Cousins).
Jon Mckiel – Brothers (official video)
Here's a brand new song from Jon Mckiel for all the tenderhearted lovers and dreamers. Brothers was directed by Colin Medley. "Josephine the river queen is a lot like you and me. She's lighter now, all lifted up and smoked out from the turning century. She's a loud mouth baby and don't you come save me that's all I'll ever be." Brothers appears on the album Memorial Ten Count, available March 10, 2017 from You've Changed Records and Headless Owl Records. Pre-order the LP now: http://youvechangedrecords.com/product/jon-mckiel-memorial-ten-count/Digital pre-order: https://youvechangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/memorial-ten-count
Posted by You've Changed Records on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Frederick The Younger share psychedelic new video for “Horoscope”
Frederick The Younger is also on the road in support of Human Child this spring. Their debut full-length came out earlier this month of February 3rd, which was produced by veteran sonic wizard Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Twin Limb, Houndmouth). The album is a bigger and more exploratory progression of their debut Warm Front EP (Spotify) from 2016, which established their identity as a female-led five-piece with a perfect balance of psych-pop and vintage rock & roll, with Cochran’s captivating vocals at the forefront.
Stone Foundation Share New Video Featuring 2017 Grammy Winner William Bell
‘Street Rituals’ is the new studio album from Midlands band Stone Foundation – set for release on March 31st via 100% Records. The album features ten new songs, produced by Paul Weller, who also features on all the tracks (piano, guitar and vocal, including lead vocal on ‘Your Balloon Is Rising’). as well as vocal contributions from both William Bell and Bettye Lavette.
Vini Vicious release second single “Ether”
“Ether” is an angular groove-driven track produced by Jonathan Rothenberg and mastered at Brian Lucy’s Magic Garden studios in Los Angeles (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys).
KOBI ONYAME STREAM NEW SINGLE ‘WEDADI’ FT. HEIR OF THE CURSED
‘Wedadi’ is the new single from Ghana/UK based hip hop artist Kobi Onyame. It is the 4th track to be released on his new album ‘Gold’, which is being released as a playlist on Spotify. The song, produced by Kobi, captures a warm and melodic sound reminiscent of 1960’s Afrobeat and highlife music whilst maintaining a catchy and haunting melody throughout. ‘Wedadi’, a song about dying to ones self to live for others, features Kenyan and fellow Glasgow based singer/songwriter Heir of The Cursed.
Zahed Sultan ‘Cake & Butter’
In a follow up to his 2015 sophomore album eyeamsound, multimedia artist Zahed Sultan (Kuwait) releases a new single ‘Cake & Butter’.
‘Cake & Butter’ is a gritty, alternative rock song with an infectious chorus. The verses are an abstract, social commentary on the practise within Kuwait of daughters being ‘buttered up’ for potential suitors to uphold archaic family tradition.
Guitar World Exclusive Premiere of Samantha Fish Song
Whether one leans towards the blues, opts for Americana or ignites some special fervour by playing with a garage band, there’s a common bond that suggests a reverence for the roots. Looking back towards an earlier template — no matter what the genre — proves the point that appreciating what came before can be a stepping stone for what comes next.
Hear a new David Bazan song off his upcoming, Richard Swift-produced album
Written mostly over the back half of 2016 and produced, recorded, and mixed with legendary Oregon-based producer Richard Swift, Care is a response to both political and personal crises, seeking ways forward in each.
During transition, there is the urge to look backwards to figure out where we are supposed to go. It can be nostalgic; the golden haze that surrounds our selective memory. Sweet moments that make up our individual narratives, or the stories we tell each other to reinforce our collective identity.
Ruth Carp & The Fish Heads Premiere “I’m So Scared”
Last week, Ruth Carp & The Fish Heads premiered “I’m So Scared,” the first single from their upcoming album ‘Can Men Like Us Go To Heaven.’ The track speaks about the debilitating nature of anxiety, while the video captures Ruth Carp’s isolationist attitude at a house party in Sydney’s iconic suburb of Newtown.
iAmDLOW KEEPS FAITH ALIVE IN CHI TOWN
At a time when Chicago crime is at an all-time high, the city’s very own iAmDLOW partners with Fresh Empire to promote VH1’s new show ‘The Breaks’.
Music for All Brings America’s Outstanding Student Musicians to Indianapolis March 9-11
Outstanding school music ensembles and student musicians from across the country will gather in Indianapolis for the 26th Annual Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, on March 9-11, to present concerts and participate in music education workshops at top venues throughout Indianapolis.
The festival comprises the National Concert Band Festival, Orchestra America National Festival, Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival, Chamber Music National Festival, Middle School National Music Festival, and three national Honor Ensembles: the Honor Band of America, the Jazz Band of America, and the Honor Orchestra of America.
High school and middle school music ensembles were selected by recorded audition to perform at Clowes Memorial Hall, Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts at Butler University, Indiana Historical Society, Hilbert Circle Theatre, and Warren Performing Arts Center. These 59 ensembles will be evaluated by renowned music educators, and participate in professional master classes and special networking events. Invited concert bands, orchestras, percussion ensembles, and honor ensemble members participating in the 2017 Festival come from 32 states including: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
Second Annual Miranda Lambert ‘Women Creators’ Scholarship
Reigning Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert recently used a tour warm-up show to make a major difference in the life of an aspiring female songwriter. Thanks to a sold-out club show in Chicago, Lambert will for the second year fund the Miranda Lambert Women Creators Scholarship at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. The purpose of the fund is to provide a scholarship to an outstanding female student who is majoring in music business, songwriting or entertainment industry studies.
“I am so happy to continue supporting this scholarship fund for Women Creators at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business,” said Lambert. “To be able to assist women in a meaningful way means the world to me.”
SPOON – NEW SINGLE “CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU” OUT NOW
If the new Spoon single “Can I Sit Next To You” feels eerily familiar, like something that’s been playing in the background of your life for the last few months, there’s actually a good chance it has: For the last few months, a campaign of subliminal placements of “Can I Sit Next To You” has seen the unreleased, unidentifiable track being played at various clubs and venues, as American Airlines boarding music, even by the house bands of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The mystery is solved today, as the song has been revealed and released as the second single from Spoon’s upcoming ninth album Hot Thoughts, out March 17 on Matador Records.
darkDARK release debut EP
Anyone who’s heard the name S U R V I V E is aware of the current revival of ’70s and ’80s era synth music. The Strange Things composers tapped into a nostalgic fascination with the darker side of synth music and helped bring it to the masses. Their take on the sounds, however, has been very intentionally cinematic; what happens when you take that evocative aesthetic and update it with modern electropop sensibilities? Well, you get darkDARK.
Phil N Good & Shurwayne Release Carnival Anthem “Stranger”
As we gear up for one of the most vibrant celebrations on the planet, Carnival, LA trio Phil N Good are providing us with the 2017 anthem for the raucous celebration. Titled “Stranger,” Phil N Good have teamed up with Tobagonian Soca star Shurwayne Winchester for the island inspired single.
Comprised from a fusion of organic and electronic instrumentation, “Stranger” features steel drum percussion provided by Grammy nominated musician Victor Orlando, Phil N Good’s Alex O on Saxophone, synth builds and climaxes, and finally, the unmistakable vocals of Winchester. If you’ll be in Trinidad for the festival, expect to hear, and see, this track live as the Phil N Good trio are slated to perform alongside Shurwayne at Carnival.
KORN ANNOUNCE SPRING HEADLINE DATES
Roadrunner recording group KORN has announced plans for a spring headline tour, set to get underway May 7th at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. The intimate headline run will continue through May 18th and will see KORN joined by special guests Animals As Leaders and DED (see attached itinerary).
Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for the upcoming tour will be available beginning Thursday, February 23rd at 10:00 AM local time. Remaining tickets for all dates will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 24th at 10:00 AM local time.
VALBORG to Release New Album, ‘Endstrand’, April 7
German ensemble of dread VALBORG has signed with underground indie Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions. The self-described “German metal monster” will release its new full-length LP, Endstrand, on April 7.
Championed by Celtic Frost / Triptykon architect Tom G. Warrior as “abundantly original and unique ” and “a mixture of Bohren und der Club of Gore, early Black Sabbath and Hellhammer”, VALBORG creates dense, inventive music that escapes categorization. The trio’s blunt, forceful songs are at once raw and primitive yet hold a nihilistic sophistication that forges clouds of nightmarish atmosphere, giving them a narcotic, dreamlike feel that very few bands achieve.
X Ambassadors Announce Los Angeles Headline Show To Benefit Planned Parenthood
Platinum-selling rock band X Ambassadors announce today they will headline a show at the Roxy in Los Angeles on March 7th to benefit Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. This intimate performance will take place on the eve of International Women’s Day with all proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood. MILCK and morgxn will support. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 24th.
Lead singer Sam Harris recently performed at the Women’s March on Washington After-Party at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. which also benefitted Planned Parenthood. “In honor of International Women’s Day, we are so excited to announce this special benefit show for Planned Parenthood,” says Sam Harris. “It’ll be a kickass night of music, love, community, inclusivity, and celebrating all the incredible women of the world.”
JENNIFER PAIGE “Devil’s In The Details”
“We’ve had a (pop)crush on Jennifer Paige ever since her breathy breakout hit, ‘Crush,’ flirted with the top of the charts—and our portable CD players—in 1998,” writes PopCrush’s Erica Russell. “With its melodic, surfy guitar riff, ethereally layered vocals, and instantly catchy, not-that-innocent hook, the captivating pop tune remains one of the most iconic, dazzling pre-bubblegum bops of the 90’s.”
“Nearly two decades after first breaking onto radio, Paige is primed to make her proper return with a fully independent record—and she’s going back to her pop roots with Starflower, an emotive album brimming with twinkling, fizzy synth-pop, including its skittering mid-tempo lead track, ‘Devil’s In The Details.'”
Closed Sessions signee WebsterX announces album / drops track
Milwaukee artist WebsterX just announced his debut album with his new track “Intuition.” Daymares is due out March 24th via Chicago’s Closed Sessions label (Kweku Collins, Jamila Woods, oddCouple, Boathouse, Kipp Stone).
grandson RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BILLS”
Today, Toronto-born and LA-based artist, grandson, releases the music video for his latest single “Bills”, which just achieved 1M streams. The video, directed by Joe Cappa, follows a dollar bill’s journey from its creation to an eye opening look at greed among today’s culture through strip clubs, cocaine infused nights, and more.
Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (MAKJ Remix)
After a wave of remixes following the spontaneous release of two new songs by Ed Sheeran, MAKJ hits the mark with fire and finesse. He capitalizees on the infectious melody from Ed’s single “Shape of You” and matches its catchiness with an exciting synth-heavy production. The youthful remix instantly puts you in a summer mindset.
Check Out Levitate Headliner Dispatch’s New Single “Only The Wild Ones”
February has been a busy month for rock band Dispatch. Earlier this month the band announced their first national tour in 5 years. As part of this tour Dispatch will be headlining the 2017 Levitate Music and Arts Festival in Marshfield, Massachusetts. In addition, Dispatch recently released a new single “Only The Wild Ones”, inspired by “wild best friends that made anything possible”.
Bonesteel Releases ‘Epitome of Infamy’ Music Video
The band explains: “We feel that ‘Epitome’ is a great first impression of us. Lyrically, it speaks of a protagonist embracing the adversity they had to overcome. This is a story from the perspective of someone who was made out to be a villain, but their story was never heard. Everyone tries to be the hero, but there are times that you’re painted as the villain. We feel this topic is underrepresented, but at the same time is widely experienced by everyone.”
Vicetone Remixes A R I Z O N A’s “Oceans Away”
Vicetone releases a brand new remix for electronic indie pop band A R I Z O N A’s latest track “Oceans Away,” out now via Atlantic / APG. Released a little over two months ago, “Ocean’s Away” has continued to rack up over 200,000 streams online daily, amassing over 30 million plays on Spotify total. A R I Z O N A has also partnered with music and technology company Wavo for an “Oceans Away” remix competition. The winner of the contest will be selected by A R I Z O N A, and will be featured on Big Beat’s SoundCloud, in addition to receiving support across A R I Z O N A, Atlantic Records and Big Beat’s social media platforms.
Hiccup shares Teasin’ video starring a host of buzzy comedians
New York’s Hiccup will release their debut album, Imaginary Enemies, on March 24 via Father/Daughter Records (Vagabon, PWR BTTM, Diet Cig, SPORTS). Today Hiccup shares their video for “Teasin'” with The A.V. Club calling it “the kind of bouncing pop-punk song that’s seemingly a pile of hooks and harmonies, all of which is over in a flash.” The video directed by Jess Lane stars Julio Torres (Saturday Night Live), Brett Davis (The Special Without, The Macaulay Culkin Show), Mary Houlihan (Cartoon Monsoon, Difficult People, The Best Show With Tom Scharpling), James Dwyer (UCB, Master Of None, Vinyl, Difficult People), Eddie Cooper (The Night Of, Mozart In The Jungle) and more.
Jayme Stone Shares “There Is More Love Somewhere”
Jayme Stone shared the song “There Is More Love Somewhere” from his upcoming album Jayme Stone’s Folklife to released on April 7 on Borealis Records. You can listen to the song here.
Stone heard this song performed by Bessie Jones and said the arrangement “lit up my banjo in a matter of minutes.” In an interview about the song Jones explains that, “Love is just a hidden mystery. Everything in your heart. It’s chill, it’s peace, it’s joy. In other words, it’s straight confidence. You got to love yourself first.”
BLAISE MOORE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Only 21-years-old, Blaise Moore’s music, inspired by the hotbed Toronto alternative scene, mixes hip-hop and trap influences with striking lyrical content. Like all of Blaise’s music, her new EP 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.”
Jonny P’s “It’s Our Time” Acoustic Video Premieres at All Things Go
A new acoustic video from emerging singer, songwriter, and performer Jonny P for his song “It’s Our Time” recently premiered at All Things Go and can now be viewed/shared HERE. Of the video, All Things Go praises, “Jonny P takes us back to the pure days of soul with ‘It’s Our Time,’ an ode to that love and happiness.”
Richfellow Announces Debut EP & Lead Single “Eyes On Me (Feat. Snappy Jit)”
Philadelphia based DJ Richfellow is beyond stoked to announce the release of his debut studio effort Polymer EP through MAD Dragon Records. The release serves to formally introduce the dance community to a young DJ who continues to create and impress with his innovative sound & style. The release is supported by leading single “Eyes On Me (Ft. Snappy Jit)”, which manages to capture Richfellow’s raw talent with a fiery energy and pulsating rhythm, as catchy as it is undeniably excellent.
Chris Shiflett’s “West Coast Town” music video premieres at Noisey
“West Coast Town” is the title track from Shiflett’s upcoming solo album, which will be released on April 14 on SideOneDummy Records and is now available for pre-order. Already receiving acclaim, Rolling Stone asserts, “….flawlessly blends blue-collar country punk with a catchy Bakersfield bounce. Borrowing the rowdy swagger of Prison Bound-era Social Distortion and the SoCal sheen of Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam, Shiflett crafts a sound that is both geographically grounded and wholly his own.”
Virtual Bands: Gimmicks or Serious Musicians?
Namid, a three member virtual band, are serious musicians making relatable songs that will have people focusing less on the animation and more on the music. They have an eclectic sound that blends pop with a soulful edge and a touch of Vegas swag. The band is preparing to release their first project , “Dakotah Vol. 1 The Mixtape” on March 14, 2017 and the lead single is “You are my Life”. This song forges a powerfully authentic emotional connection with our reality and their virtual world.
Jackson Boone Premieres “Don’t” Via Impose
Boone is a songwriter who quietly emerged from the misty magic of Portland, Oregon. His lo-fi folk rock sound is comparable to Kevin Morby, Kurt Vile, or Damien Jurado.
With the help of producer Riley Geare (Unknown Mortal Orchestra), bassist Randy Bemrose (Radiation City), and Violinist Patti King (Radiation City), Jackson recorded his first solo album, ‘Starlit,’ in the basement of a green house in NE Portland. Immediately after his release, Boone, his five piece live band, The Ocean Ghosts, and Riley Geare, packed up their equipment and took off to the Oregon Coast. They spent two weeks by the beach tracking his sophomore record, ‘Natural Changes’ (2015).
The Le Sigh shares an interview with Jeanette Wall of BK band Band Practice & comedian Catherine Cohen
Friends Live is a collaborative series from JMC Aggregate featuring musicians, artists and poets. Vol. 1 features real life best friends, Brooklyn comedian and artist Catherine Cohen and NYC musician/songwriter Jeanette Wall’s Band Practice. The album was recorded live at Silent Barn in NYC in early 2016.
K$ace “Treadmill” Video Out Now On Fool’s Gold
K$ace puts Crossfit to shame with a workout plan of his own on “Treadmill.” The young New York style god gives 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” a run for the money in the “gymnastic party” department with a playfully silly video for his debut Fool’s Gold single. Flex to this!
ROZAMOV Premieres “Wind Scorpion”
As ROZAMOV prepares to unveil their debut album, This Mortal Road, through a joint release by Battleground Records and Dullest Records on March 3rd, the LP’s crushing “Wind Scorpion” hymn has been unleashed upon the population through No Clean Singing.
JE Sunde shares “Prism” off 3/3 LP at FLOOD
JE Sunde’s sophomore LP is an exercise in careful subtraction. The first LP Shapes that Kiss the Lips of God, (which itself followed complex LPs with his former band The Daredevil Christopher Wright), was an exercise in layers of sound…built up and presented like a spinning fan seen through a kaleidoscope. This number two LP Now I Feel Adored strips away the slowed blades and peers through a clearer, but darker lens.
PREMIERE: J.E. Sunde Views Indie-Folk Through a “Prism” in New Video