On January 13th, The Band of Heathens released their new album Duende, the band’s fifth studio album (and eighth overall), marking their tenth anniversary as a group. The group has recently shared a video for the lead track, “All I’m Asking”, which is currently streaming via Team Coco.
Today Violents and Monica Martin released the next track “How It Left” off their debut album Awake and Pretty Much Sober coming out April 28th on Partisan Records. The “lush siren song” (NPR) premiered on Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton’s All Songs Considered show.
Jeremy Larson (aka Violents), a classically-trained pianist, string arranger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, wrote “How It Left,” after watching a friend unexpectedly lose a parent.
Yalee “Friends With Benefits”
Able to jump between R&B and hip-hop, singer, songwriter, and performer Yalee was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Knowing his town wasn’t big enough to hold his dreams, he left for New York City the day he turned 21. In his new upcoming EP, 10 Hours Away, he mentions how he’d drive around New York to network and sleep in his car to make his dreams come true.
“I suppose the concept behind Sensorimotor pulls from a special kind of double meaning of the word,” Jeff McIlwain aka Lusine reveals. “The literal, to me, is the integration of your senses with actions, like with birds and how they move so fluidly in flocks. It’s just fascinating how their brains are able to comprehend such quick actions collectively at once.”
With an introspective turn that’s hinted at in the record title, Lusine’s fourth album for Ghostly — Sensorimotor, set for a March 3rd release date — sees McIlwain diffusing the pop-leanings of 2013’s The Waiting Room with opaque, brush-stroked melodies washing over these new buoyant productions. The album’s first tracks — “Just a Cloud” and “Won’t Forget” — showed his deft touch at weaving in Vilja Larjosto’s vocals with his production techniques. “Slow Motion,” premiering today via NPR Music, is an instrumental cut where McIlwain is the sole focus. The tracks builds into an euphoric climax, with melodies that hook into the sense.
Multi-talented artist, songwriter and producer, David Messier is set to release two music videos from his recent release Waiting For Eldridge out now, everywhere on Fable Records. This is David Messier’s debut solo album, as the former front man of the Boston band Papermoon he has three previous released albums. Waiting For Eldridge is a culmination of years of playing, guitar, drums, piano, songwriting, and producing music. For David, the private radio station that constantly plays in his head is finally available to everyone to hear.
Ari B, Boston’s breakout artist, is releasing a new single, “Hideaway,” available on iTunes, Amazon and most major online music streaming sites. The new single follows the 17-year old pop singer’s previous single and music video, “By the Pool,” released in August, 2016.
Ari was just nominated for Best Pop Artist of the Year and Best Video for The New England Music Awards!
“Hideaway,” written by Ari B and produced by Ric Poulin of Bristol Entertainment, is an upbeat/funk tune centered around a cool jam with many elements of modern day R&B as well as a funk feel and stylistic wording that will bring you back to an older time. The song focuses on someone who is indecisive whether to stay or leave the situation, or relationship, they are currently in. Throughout the song, the pros and cons are presented on both sides to help make up the singer’s mind.
Priscilla G Drops “Know You”
Priscilla G stays reppin’ for the Bay area and women of hip hop with her newest and first single release of 2017, “Know You” produced by Hard Hitta. The track slaps and the hook is an all too familiar sample that will have you singing along from the jump. Priscilla delivers smooth vocals but her lyrics stay straight fire.
There’s much more in store for the 707’s own hip hop supreme queen. Stay tuned for her upcoming mixtape 707 Gang Vol. 2 and Priscilla’s long awaited EP “Nostalgia” dropping this April!
Seattle band Moon Dial formed in 2013 and recorded a self-titled EP. Its success and acclaim from local shows landed them playing the Capitol Hill Block Party in both 2015 and 2016.
With crowd-funded support from their fans, Moon Dial is releasing their much-anticipated full-length record on December 7, 2016.
Dante Jones and Drew Love of THEY. return with another look into their debut album entitled “Silence.” The slow-burner is based on that crucial, vulnerable moment after coitus and exemplifies the duo’s penchant for pop-friendly songwriting colored by R&B arrangements, a hip-hop attitude, and rock instrumentation. The song premiered on Julie Adenuga’s show on Beats 1, Apple Music’s global radio station.
Maggie McClure: Featured on MTV Artist New Single
The Norman, Okla-bred, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/pianist Maggie McClure has spent a good amount of her career placing her songs on TV shows such as Dr. Phil, Cougar Town, The Real World, The Vineyard, and The Hills, as well as in feature films like Cowgirls N’ Angels. Her smooth, confessional songwriting has made her a natural for these formats. Maggie has performed more than 1000 shows throughout her career in over 40+ states in the U.S. at iconic venues such as The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles to Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, and everywhere in between. Her original piano-driven songs empower and inspire listeners with a positive message of hope, love, and faith.
The Dig Official Video “Simple Love”
Brooklyn’s THE DIG are a classic band’s band, and a true collaboration: four longtime friends, three songwriters, two singers in a true dual frontman setup. On their new long-player, Bloodshot Tokyo, they made the choice to turn somewhat from the more ambient sounds of their earlier songs, using those tones as texture to drive songs with other foundations.
The band has toured the US supporting Portugal the Man, The Antlers, Editors, Beady Eye, The Walkmen & She Wants Revenge & have developed a loyal live fan base along the way. They now return with a new album in tow and a full US headlining tour of their own, fully equipped with
Belle Noble with ‘Instinct’
Fresh faced Melbourne hip-pop/RnB talent Belle Noble makes a stirring debut with ‘Instinct’, a call-to-arms anthem pushing empowerment and self-awareness. Its video, full of electrifying spontaneous choreography, was created with help from visual luminaries C-KOL (Sportsgirl, Country Road).
Ravines ‘Ordinary’ EP
Indie/electronic duo Ravines share the release of their brand new EP Ordinary, featuring the single ‘Breathe’.
‘Breathe’ is about a power struggle in a relationship – it’s about a couple suffocating from the over-dominance of one of the partners. The driving beats of the chorus and darker harmonies called for lyrical content that was strong and assertive, and challenged the listener to think beyond the obvious ideas and sets of imagery being used.
Jamiroquai – ‘Cloud 9’ Video (co-starring Monica Cruz)
Continuing the incredible momentum of their return, global superstars Jamiroquai officially release the video for ‘Cloud 9’, their debut single from eighth studio album ‘Automaton’.
Shot in Almeria Spain with Automaton director Charlie Lightening and co-starring actress/Agent Provocateur model & Penelope Cruz’s sister, Monica Cruz, ‘Cloud 9’ is a playful, Tarantino-inspired homage to the iconic visuals for the band’s smash single ‘Cosmic Girl’. The video pairs together the carefree, euphoria-inducing “future funk” sound that the band have become synonymous with frontman Jay Kay’s legendary dance moves.
Sweden’s Baba Stiltz shares ‘This Is It’ mix
Recorded in Stockholm and presented with flair Baba Stiltz presents ‘This Is It’, a 2 hour mix of idiosyncratic dance music playing with the sounds that have influenced his past but represent the present.
BRIT Award-nominated artist Jonas Blue has today announced his highly-anticipated first run of live shows in May. Alongside a full ensemble, Jonas will be kicking off the live tour performing in Cologne on 4th May, followed by shows in Amsterdam and Paris, before bringing it to a close in his hometown of London on 10th May.
The eagerly awaited live dates are set to shine a spotlight on Jonas’ accomplished piano and keyboard skills, as he will step away from the decks for the first time on stage to create a spellbinding performance with a full live band.
MAKJ remixes Ed Sheeran’s hit single “Shape of You”
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.
John Joseph Brill releases new single
John Joseph Brill releases new single through Kobalt on February 22nd. Taken from the EP of the same title, which will be released in Spring 2017, I’m Not Alright is a progression in sound for Brill with its 80?s sensibilities, though his warm baritone timbre and the soul-bearing intimacy and sonic intensity of his previous oeuvre are still the mainstay.
Still Searching – ‘Rotten Mind’
Still Searching is the second single from Rotten Minds upcoming album. The track kicks of with alarming guitars and holds a high amount of intensity and desperation through out the song. A contagious melody makes up the core together with a post-punk vibe. Still Searching is probably the strongest song from Rotten Mind up to date and is also released as a seven inch vinyl. The song is released today on digital platforms.
Today, Breanna Barbara premieres a cover of Melanie Safka’s “Some Say (I Got Devil)” via BrooklynVegan. She will hit the road next month en route to Austin for SXSW, kicking off at Knitting Factory on March 9th (with Blank Spaces, Winstons, and Weekender).
PSYENCE announce their anticipated return with a swirlingly hypnotic new EP release ‘A New Dawn’ and UK tour this coming March.
Blurring the lines of 60’s Americana garage rock and flirting with the modern-day psychedelia of Pond and Temples, Psyence is an intense chemical reaction of face-melting riffs, dynamic vocals and groove-based rhythms that have been locked away up north to mature away before they break out this year.
Walter Martin Announces ‘My Kinda Music’
On May 5th, Walter Martin, lyricist, co-writer, and multi-instrumentalist of The Walkmen, will release his new album My Kinda Music via his own imprint Ile Flottante Music. As the second installment of his Juvenile Series, it follows 2014’s award winning and critically acclaimed album We’re All Young Together. Set to a rollicking musical backdrop, My Kinda Music tells vivid stories of music-making, family history, and self-discovery. In the lead single “Hey Matt,” Matt Berninger of The National gives Martin a singing lesson and the two friends discuss a recent (and real) rejection by his idol, Randy Newman.
FEN: Atmospheric Black Metallers Unveil New Video
Produced by FEN bassist Grungyn, the video for “II (Penance)” is a combination of scenes filmed during the winter in the mysterious and evocative landscapes that make up the Fens of Eastern England, interspersed with both live and rehearsal footage of the band – un-posed and unvarnished. It is, according to FEN, “A document of a band committed to true sincerity of performance, truly channeling the essence of their music.”
Happyness share new single “Through Windows”
When Happyness first burst into the public conscience with debut single “It’s On You”, their spirited take on US college rock was as big a surprise as it was an instant hit. The resulting full length, “Weird Little Birthday”, went on to feature in many End of Year album lists. Worldwide tours, an NME Award, a re-issue on the much-loved labels Moshi Moshi Recordings (Bar/None in US), and millions of Spotify plays later, it is with some anticipation that the band release new single “Through Windows” from 2nd album “Write In”.
Sky Katz Releases Single ‘Beautiful Girl’
Whether it comes to getting praise from Simon Cowell on this past season of “America’s Got Talent”, rapping about the joys of relaxation and “Vacation”, or crossing genre lines to a harder rap/rock intensity with famed metal band Unlocking the Truth for “Rockstar”- 12-year-old hip-hop sensation Sky Katz seems to be continually turning up the heat on this new year. And with that same drive and can’t-stop-won’t-stop attitude, she’s released her third single of 2017- “Beautiful Girl” featuring another rising star from Long Island, 11 year-old singer/songwriter Alex Boyarski!
Low Cut Connie Unveils “Revolution Rock n Roll”
Philadelphia’s Low Cut Connie is known for its raunchy and inspiring live show and recent appearance on former President Barack Obama’s Spotify playlist. With this raw, unbridled, new video for “Revolution Rock n Roll”, the band unveils the first single off its forthcoming LP due May 2017.
Low Cut Connie’s new video documents one wild night with the band and its fans. Eccentric, piano-destroying front man Adam Weiner describes the scene as “throbbing with existential tension and orgiastic release.” He adds, “it felt good for everyone to let go.”
Bonnaroo announces 2017 day schedule
Superfly and A.C. Entertainment are pleased to announce the day schedule for the 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival that will take place June 8 – 11 at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles south of Nashville in beautiful Manchester, Tennessee. The full schedule is below.
Bonnaroo will once again feature the wide-ranging scope of diverse artistry that fans have come to expect, with a spectacular array of musicians, bands and comedians performing across 13 unique stages over the four-day multi-stage camping festival. This year’s edition will showcase over 100 artists, headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, and, in an exclusive first-ever Bonnaroo headline performance, U2 performing a set that will include a 30th anniversary celebration of their career-defining 1987 album, The Joshua Tree.
The Darts “My Heart Is A Graveyard” New Video
THE DARTS play on-target rock’n’roll. The fact that they’re all women is irrelevant. They rock. And they roll. And they do it on their own terms. For the fun of being a girl gang making music they love.
Retro-Stoner Metal Hybrids HYBORIAN Reveal Potent New Track “Dead Lies Dreaming”
Last week, HYBORIAN brought listeners the album’s low-n-groovy first single, “Maelstrom”, which you can now listen to via the band’s YouTube page here. Today, the band is streaming their charging, thrash-inspired second single via YouTube, entitled “Dead Lies Dreaming”, which was originally featured via MetalSucks late last week.
The Los Angeles-based band Tashaki Miyaki have kept it mysterious since their inception. In their early days, the band’s members often performed under aliases and even the roots of their moniker remain hazy (though it may or may not have first come from a mispronunciation of Japanese director Takashi Miike’s name).
On March 31, 2017, almost fifteen years after his explosive debut, UMe will release Best Of 50 Cent. This is 50 Cent’s first “Best Of” compilation, which will be issued on CD, double LP* and at all digital retail outlets. It includes classic cuts from the albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’, The Massacre, Curtis, Before I Self Destruct, Music From And Inspired By Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ The Motion Picture and the In Too Deep Motion Picture Soundtrack. Best Of 50 Cent also features the non-album tracks “Get Up” and “I Get It In,” plus the bonus cut “How to Rob.” Among his many legendary collaborators included are Mobb Deep, Akon, Ne-Yo, The Madd Rapper, Nate Dogg, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and Olivia, the first woman signed to 50 Cent’s G-Unit label.
Backed and produced by Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Mike Elizondo, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ was released in 2003. Its impact was immediate and undeniable, thanks to tracks like “21 Questions” (featuring Nate Dogg), “P.I.M.P.,” and the ubiquitous banger, “In Da Club.” Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and its combination of gangster grit and dark wit went on to sell over 12 million copies and topped the charts for nine weeks. The album has since been ranked as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s top 50 albums of the (00s) decade.
At a time when there seems to be a large amount of political discontent in the world, Chicago’s progressive indie group Molehill has debuted a new single that embraces a revolutionary spirit. “Hearts on Fire” inspired by the “Euromaidan” protests in the Ukraine (the birthplace of vocalist Peter Manhart’s mother), is the title track from the band’s forthcoming EP and is rock anthem for the oppressed. With a razor-sharp synth lead, the lush melody carries Manhart’s baritone vocals like a bomber aircraft before it drops the infectious hook. The track premiered with 50 Third and Third and is currently charting on Hype Machine.
Max Cooper shares John Tejada remix of ‘Cyclic’
Dance floor magician John Tejada adds his melodic influence to Max Cooper’s ‘Cyclic’, taken from the forthcoming ‘EMERGENCE REMIXED’ .
In November last year Max Cooper released EMERGENCE an epic, operatic, amalgamation between audio-visual show, scientific research project, art installation and IDM record. EMERGENCE is the story of the development of the universe, the way in which very complex things like human beings were created from the immaterial by the action of simple laws.
Impose has shared Winstons new video for their single “Without You”. It will be part of a release slated to come out later this year. They also recently released the single “Enough” on Brooklyn Vegan. The band released two EP’s in 2015 entitled ‘Turpentine’ & ‘Black Dust’. Both singles are out now via Grand Jury.
Ryon’s World Releases Viral Single “Grandma’s Car”
Every man, at some point in his life, has asked himself an age-old question: How am I supposed to get the girl of my dreams if I’m broke? This is surely what inspired Ryon of Ryon’s World to write “Grandma’s Car,” a highly infectious island-infused pop song about – you guessed it – trying to convince a girl to go out with you when you’re driving your Grandma’s car.
Madam West Premiere Single, “L” via GOLD FLAKE PAINT
Madam West is a psychedelic alt-soul band from Brooklyn, NY. Originating as a synthpop duo in a musty Bushwick basement, the group has grown into a five-piece elegantly fusing pop, synthesizers, soul and jazz into a polyrhythmic, danceable sound wholly their own. The group has been favorably reviewed on IMPOSE, Tiny Mix Tapes and Bearded (UK) to name a few, and embarks on their first national tour in Spring 2017.
Rainer + Grimm Release ‘The Bridge EP’ Ahead of Winter Tour
After kicking off 2017 with new single “Set You Free,” and following it up with their VIP remix of the same tune alongside Bobby Love, Toronto-based duo Rainer + Grimm are proud to present their debut EP The Bridge via their own Bleeding Hearts Club imprint. Out now and featuring 3 original songs with vocals from the likes of JYDN, Gina Kushka and Reign Write, the EP features Rainer + Grimm’s unique feel-good style that manages to combine house and R&B with a bit of UK garage added in for good measure. The EP has already seen support in sets from the likes of David Guetta, Oliver Heldens, Sam Feldt and more and is sure to be featured in DJ sets the world over just in time for Spring.
Happyness Share “Through Windows”
Happyness are returning to the US in March for SXSW and some select dates, followed by a full US tour in May and June. To celebrate they have shared new track “Through Windows” exclusively on …
The London trio first burst into the public conscience with debut single “It’s On You”, which was a spirited take on US college rock. Their debut full length, Weird Little Birthday, went on to feature in many End of Year album lists, followed by Worldwide tours, a NPR Tiny Desk concert and a re-issue on Bar/None (US) & Moshi Moshi Recordings (UK).
Frederick The Younger’s psychedelic new “Horoscope” video
Frederick The Younger is also out on tour in support of Human Child (all dates below), which has them out on a few short runs on the East coast and Midwest throughout March and April, with more spring/summer dates expected soon. Their new album was produced by veteran sonic wizard Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Twin Limb, Houndmouth), and is a bigger and more exploratory progression of their debut Warm Front EP (Spotify). The band has 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 which have drawn comparisons to everyone from Janis Joplin to Karen O.
The New Low Premieres Cover Of Saosin’s “Voices”
Salt Lake City alternative rock band The New Low premieres the music video for their cover of Saosin’s emo hit “Voices”. Checkout the music video recorded, filmed and edited by the band HERE. For more music videos and covers visit The New Low’s Youtube page HERE.
With countless #1s, record-setting tours, numerous awards and worldwide sales in excess of 130 million, the Backstreet Boys has earned the distinction of being the best-selling boy band in history. BSB can now add their exclusive headlining residency at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood – one of the top theaters in the world – to their list of accomplishments, as “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” has become one of the fastest-selling residencies in Las Vegas history.
Next Wednesday March 1st, “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” will kick off the first of 26 shows through July 1st at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
AT THE DRIVE IN New Single
With praise still reverberating from December’s unveiling of “Governed By Contagions,” At The Drive In has issued another clarion call from its first album in 17 years: “Incurably Innocent” is the second track to be released in advance of that record, titled in • ter a • li • a, now available for pre-order and confirmed for release May 5 on Rise Records.
The best storytellers often aren’t the ones who have had the wildest experiences; they’re the ones who have experienced things we all have, and can articulate them in a way we haven’t yet figured out ourselves. They give us a new vocabulary for talking about ourselves and our world. That’s the gift William Matheny presents to us.
Matheny, a West Virginia native and longtime keys player for Athens, Ohio, indie heroes Southeast Engine, has broken out on his own with Strange Constellations, his debut 11-song solo collection out February 24, 2017, which might more than anything provoke the question: Why not sooner?
Hailing from the sun-baked lands of Austin, TX, DUEL is a heavy metal four-piece who casts hard-rocking spells of doom, blistering licks and horror from behind a thick haze of smoke. Formed by two ex-members of Scorpion Child and hugely influenced by the darkness of late 60’s and early 70’s metal, these purists cut it right to the bone with heavy, deep grooves and blistering tunes.
After they released their well-acclaimed debut “Fears Of The Dead” in February 2016 on Heavy Psych Sounds, DUEL are back with their even more raging full-length, cheekily entitled “Witchbanger”, due out April 28th, 2017.
Glastonbury production duo Speakman Sound unveil ‘In Flight (feat.Sharky)’
Brand new Glastonbury production duo Speakman Sound take dance into unchartered territories with the psychedelic stylings of their debut single In Flight (feat.Sharky).
Brothers Todd and Guy, the duo behind Speakman Sound, spent their childhood in the Glastonbury area immersed in music through their father, a well-known guitarist heavily involved with the psychedelic music scene, and grew into adolescence against a backdrop of rave culture in Somerset.
Today, FestForums announces an exclusive partnership with Vendini, the company that makes the business of festivals simple with industry leading software and services. Vendini will serve as the Official Registration Partner for the bi-annual and bi-coastal festival-industry conferences. Registration is now open at festforums.com through Vendini’s complete event management platform for FestForums New York, happening Thursday & Friday, May 11 & 12, 2017. The FestForums Santa Barbara ’17 event will be held Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18, 2017.
“Vendini’s expertise adds unique industry insights as FestForums brings together thought leaders within the festival community to celebrate and grow new opportunities,” stated FestForums co-founders Stuart MacNaught and Laurie Kirby. “We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Vendini and to utilize their comprehensive solution for the 2017 FestForums in New York and Santa Barbara.”
British rock and roll veterans Def Leppard new live concert DVD, And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit, has reached the top of the charts in North America. Released on February 10th in partnership with Eagle Rock Entertainment, And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit’s popularityhas transcended countries, reaching the top 10 on DVD charts in 8 countries. Shot entirely during the band’s 2016 Detroit tour stop, the DVD features behind the scene footage and interviews, as well as, the band’s sold out show.
Over the course of the last year Welsh songwriter Bryde has seen her star subtly ascend with the release of feral cuts like ‘Wouldn’t That Make You Feel Good?’ and ‘Honey’ – the latter being included on Radio 1’s Introducing playlist having drawn continued support from Huw Stephens. In addition it was named ‘Hottest Track’ by the Sunday Times and attracted praise from, Nylon, The Line of Best Fit and Consequence of Sound.
Faith Evans And The Notorious B.I.G. Premiere Lyric Video For ‘NYC’
Today, Faith Evans dropped the very first lyric video for “NYC,” her love letter to New York, ft. Jadakiss off her highly anticipated new duets album, THE KING & I. The newly released lyric video features stunning visuals and footage of New York, serving as a tribute to the iconic city. Behind the scenes footage of the recording of the song was recently premiered as well and can be viewed here. The Grammy Award winning singer, recently released two singles, “NYC” ft. Jadakiss and “When We Party” ft. Snoop Dogg, off THE KING & I, which drops on May 19.
Black Beatles Official Remix premiere with Battlefield 1
Today, EarDrummer Records and Interscope Records recording duo Rae Sremmurd partners with Electronic Arts for an exclusive preview to their official remix of the #1 single “Black Beatles.” Produced by Madsonik and executive produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, the hard-hitting remix turns up for EA’s biggest first person shooter game Battlefield 1. With new lyrics set to the dawn of all-out warfare, the fresh new version gives a nod to heroic military soldiers. The exclusive trailer previews the epic multiplayer arms race with high-octane dogfights, obliterating battleships, twisting through the trenches of in your face warfare.
British Sea Power Reveal “Keep On Trying” Latest Single
British Sea Power have revealed “Keep On Trying (Sechs Freunde)” the second track to be shared from their forthcoming album Let The Dancers Inherit The Party out March 31st on the band’s own Golden Chariot imprint (via Caroline International).
The follow up to lead album single Bad Bohemian, “Keep On Trying (Sechs Freunde)” is a mighty, middle-of-the-dancefloor ode to perseverance; a rocket-powered love letter to friendship. Both tracks are now available as immediate downloads via album pre-order.
Leaf “FWM (Lie To Me)” video out now on Fool’s Gold
Leaf channels vintage Hollywood glam in the new video for “FWM,” the latest tease from
her upcoming Trinity album. She teams up once again with director Matt Cohen, who filmed Leaf’s “Nada” clip with Lil Yachty – this time they trade jeep beats for furs and candlelight, without sacrificing an ounce of fierceness.
Gearing up for his eponymous debut this Friday, NAV has released the track-list from his highly anticipated project – full listing below. The eleven-track EP will be released under XO/Republic Records and was written, recorded and mixed by NAV with coproduction from Metro Boomin, DannyBoy Styles and Rex Kudo. NAV released the first single off the self-titled project last week called “Some Way” featuring fellow XO member, The Weeknd.
EarDrummer Records and Interscope Records recording duo Rae Sremmurd partners with Electronic Arts for an exclusive preview to their official remix of the #1 single “Black Beatles.” Produced by Madsonik and executively produced Mike WiLL Made-It, the hard-hitting remix turns up for EA’s biggest first person shooter game Battlefield 1. With new lyrics set to the dawn of all-out warfare, the fresh new version gives a nod to heroic military soldiers. The exclusive trailer previews the epic multiplayer arms race with high-octane dogfights, obliterating battleships, twisting through the trenches of in your face warfare.
Watch Vindata’s “Right Now” feat. NJOMZA and Alex & Alex
Hot off producing Fat Joe & Remy Ma’s latest single “Heartbreak,” LA duo Vindata is dropping a hit of their own with “Right Now” feat. NJOMZA and Alex & Alex, out today on OWSLA. The Summer-ready single is an uplifting melodic anthem paired with NJOMZA’s sultry vocals reminding listeners to live in the moment. The video (directed by Paul Capra) was filmed during a recent trip to Puerto Rico and shows off some of the beautiful cityscapes of the region.
BELLY & FUTURE Team Up For “FROZEN WATER”
Today, rapper, songwriter and producer Belly has shared his latest set of arresting visuals for his newest single “Frozen Water” featuring Future. The clip was directed by Rollo Jackson (Jamie XX, Danny Brown, Hot Chip) and features the two MCs performing the track amidst dark, cinematic backdrops, matching the songs own uniquely intoxicating tone. “Frozen Water” is taken from Belly’s latest full-length release, the 2016 mixtape Inzombia (Roc Nation).
ORM: Epic Black Metallers Reveal Track From Forthcoming Debut Album
ORM’s self-titled debut album is a masterful display of the band’s unique rocking take on epic melodic black metal, thematically illustrated by tales from a mythical cosmos of ancient times. The album consists of five ambitious, lengthy tracks produced by Lasse Ballade (Solbrud, Halshug) with artwork undertaken by Italian artist Paolo Girardi (Inquisition, Black Breath). The album’s “Apotheosis” will be officially released as a digital single this Friday, February 24th, but the ten-minute-long opus has been revealed through an exclusive streaming at No Clean Singing. Offers the popular underground webzine, “The slow, slightly distorted, reverberating acoustic guitar melody that opens ‘Apotheosis’is mysterious and haunting, opening the door to a different world than the one we see around us. But the music soon becomes powerful and intense, with heavy abrasive riffing joined by a deep thundering in the low end and harsh, bestial growls that rise in a boiling fury.”
Will Stratton Shares New Track “Some Ride”
Today Bella Union is thrilled to introduce Will Stratton, whose new album Rosewood Almanac will be released on May 12th, marking the American’s first for the label. It’s a work of fragile magic; a hypnotic combination of beautifully breathy vocals and exquisite lyrical imagery all centered upon acoustic guitar and velvet strings. Alongside this news Stratton has shared the first track from the album, entitled “Some Ride”, which is streaming HERE.
Zambo Buchanan aka TAFARI (whose name means “Fearless One”) was born in Kingston Jamaica to mother Joan Porteous and legendary Reggae artist Big Youth. His father is touted as one of the pioneers of the ‘dance hall’ style of reggae and consequently as one of the founding fathers of hip-hop. “Inspired by a musical father, it is only right for a son to follow tradition.” Tafari describes life and music as a balance hand in hand. “As the boy becomes a man the musical growth and inspiration heightens. I transcended from a reggae rapper to Tafari the Artist who is inspired by great artists of many genres such as Tupac, Sade, Stevie Wonder, Big Youth, Marvin Gaye, Dennis Brown, Jay Z, and Bob Marley”
On his previous albums, Japanese multi-instrumentalist Shugo Tokumaru has brilliantly showcased his ability to push the boundaries of what pop music can be — crafting infinitely rewarding songs built on layers upon layers of sounds produced by instruments both familiar and unique.
For TOSS, Tokumaru originally intended to take a much more straightforward path, enlisting the help of musicians from around the world (including members of his live band, an orchestra, Maya Denki, and many others) to record bits and pieces of music without knowing how they would ultimately be used.
Straw In The Wind, the debut album from Nashville-based rock band The Steel Woods is set for release on May 19 via Woods Music/Thirty Tigers. The Steel Woods are a commanding musical force that blends an amalgam of influences with a Southern-infused foundation. The group’s sound is a hybrid of rock, blues, folk, gospel, heavy metal, Americana, soul and bluegrass.
Straw In The Wind features 13 tracks mostly written by lead singer Wes Bayliss and guitarist Jason ‘Rowdy” Cope, who played guitar in Jamey Johnson’s band for nine years. The album includes songs by acclaimed writers such as Darrell Scott, Brent Cobb and even Black Sabbath, which receive inspired and distinctive interpretations. Bayliss and Cope, the gifted multi-instrumentalists and group co-founders, are joined by drummer Jay Tooke and bassist Johnny Stanton.
Video: E-40 ft. Ricco Barrino – “Somebody”
Rap legend E-40 still commands an uncanny level attention and respect after being in the game for almost 30 years. A strong example of 40 Water’s ability to hold our attention is “Somebody,” the newest visual from Book 1 of his 2016 double-album The D-Boy Diaries Book 1 & 2. “Somebody” finds E-40 screening clips of his historic career in a gorgeous theater, pensively observing his life story from a balcony seat. Featuring soaring, emotive vocals from Ricco Barrino, E-40 delivers slick rhymes in his signature style over production by ProHoeZak.
Slingshot Dakota announces ‘Broken EP’
Carly Commando, keys and vocals says this of the track:
“I wrote “Grudge” as an ode to all of my experiences in which I have been written off, ignored, spoken over, steamrolled and treated unfairly because of my gender. This song is a way to share this anger with others who feel alienated, whether it’s in their music communities or elsewhere, so that we realize we aren’t alone. I’ve learned to cut toxic people out of my life and to spend less energy on situations that make me unhappy, but I am still constantly battling inequality in the scene I spend most of my time in. This song means as much to me now as it did when I wrote it.”
GOODCAT SHARE LIVE VIDEO, “GET IT” (LIVE AT LEFTY’S) ON LIVE IN LIMBO
In honor of their upcoming release and select dates, Des Moines-based, indie soul collective, GoodcaT, share a live video, “Get It,” (Live at Lefty’s), which debuted on Live In Limbo. The band is currently gearing up for the release of their new album, To Eternity. Last month, title track and music video, “To Eternity” premiered on Impose Magazine – check out the full piece here. To Eternity is due out in March 2017.
The track premiered on The FADER who said, “Cynthia Rittenbach stretches her vocals across guitars that wink and bellow for a vibe that’s all melancholic glances in the rearview while an excited trepidation bubbles underneath at what could be on the horizon.”
New York based Post Nu Metal Band Fear Is Dead has released the Official Music Video for the final single, “Gotta Go,” off of their November 2015 released Eleutherophobia EP. Originally premiered on Metal Underground, “Gotta Go” was directed by Skila of F.I.D.
Offer the members of DAMNATIONS DAY of the new single, “The self-titled track ‘A World Awakens’ offers an energetic, rhythmic, and emotional journey. A track, we feel, all music lovers can get lost in, metalheads or not. Plenty of headbanging moments too!”
New Jersey metal band Lorna Shore has been making waves as they continue on tour with Carnifex and Despised Icon, and with the release of their highly-praised, pulverizing sophomore album, Flesh Coffin, which dropped on February 17th with Outerloop Records.
SOEN – the heavy progressive rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of Amon Amarth and Opeth) and the dynamic voice of Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree) – recently released their new full length album, Lykaia, via UDR Music. Today, the band revealed a brand new music video for their heavy, riff-charged progressive opus “Opal”, which is available for viewing now exclusively via Loudwire.
DOT & JNTHN STEIN Release New Single “No Filter”
Continuing a collaborative effort that has included multiple tracks and a music video over the past year, LA-based producer / vocalist / DJ / multi-instrumentalist, DOT, has again teamed up with NY’s JNTHN STEIN on a new single- “No Filter.” Proving their time in the studio is nothing short of creative genius, “No Filter” again sees DOT and STEIN delve into the musical depth of somber melodies and mesmerizing vocal performance.
UK’s Young Astronaut drop NEW VIDEO
Directed by Richard Dimery (James Bay, Lower Than Atlantis, Neck Deep), the video for “Chasing El Dorado” was shot on location at the roller disco ‘Rollerworld’ in Colchester. The band loved the look of the place as it felt authentically 90s (old arcade machines, traditional burger bar, vintage red skates), and then they posted an advert on their Facebook page to see if any skaters would be interested. The response was overwhelming, having received hundreds of emails from people wanting to get involved.
Mr. Grigsby Drops 1st Visual “Float Away”
Known around the regions as “the weed rapper’s weed rapper” and heavily backed by some of the biggest cannabis companies in the world, Mr. Grigsby is hip hop’s next on the come up.
Reigning from Denver Colorado, Mr. Grigsby drops his first visual for “Float Away” off his upcoming debut EP ‘In The Air’ releasing this Friday, February 24th.
The visual is a beary interesting one and displays the quirky and humorous side of Mr. Grigsby.
Rock Dog: Official Lyric Video “Glorious” by Adam Friedman
Sing along with Bodi and the gang in the new lyric video for the original song “Glorious” from ROCK DOG. Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, and Mae Whitman star in the new animated family comedy arriving in theaters this Friday!
Drew Nugent Unleashes Solo Album
Philadelphia’s noted neo-swing master Drew Nugent is releasing his long awaited solo album I’ll Never Be the Same this Friday February 24 through CD Baby for hard product and via the usual online suspects for downloading and streaming.
Nugent will be celebrating the release of I’ll Never Be the Same at one of his favorite haunts, La Peg Brasserie at Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, on February 24 at 10pm. Tickets are $25 which include the show, a drink, and the new CD, are available at the door only, early arrival to ensure entry is strongly suggested.
To promote the album Nugent has released a very modern and gender fluid video for the quite retro, but racy single “Caretaker’s Daughter.”
Nathaniel Knows & Dirt Monkey Release New Club Single “ABBA”
Following releases A-Trak’s Fools Gold, Far East Movement’s BredNButter, Borgore’s Buygore, and an official remix for Styles&Complete x Travis Porter’s “Pop This Get Lit,” LA based producer / DJ Nathaniel Knows is making his 2017 debut with brand new original single “ABBA.” A collaboration with Dirt Monkey and Shamon Cassette, “ABBA” fuses the melodic elements of four-on-the-floor house with the punch and glitch of bass music. Polished with a vocal top-line from Cassette, “ABBA” arrives as a multi-facted listen- taking listeners through a range of soundscapes that can be both hypnotic and riot inciting at any give moment.