Today, Strange Lot premiere, via All Things Go, “Have It Your Way,” the title track from their forthcoming LP, out this Friday March 3rd. The track is part of their sophomore record ‘Gods & Clods,’ coming out this Friday
Strange Lot’s psychedelic sound channels the desert backdrop of their native Arizona. What began in the summer of 2014 as a bedroom solo project for Dominic Mena (guitar/vocals), evolved into a full band, fleshed out by Tim Lormor on drums and David Dennis on bass guitar. Last year, the band supported international acts The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Tijuana Panthers, Night Beats, and Kikagaku Moyo.
Craig Mabbitt Uses Own Life As Inspiration On New Track
The Dead Rabbitts recently premiered the first new track since the release of their ‘Shapeshifter’ album in 2014. Last month when they debuted “Dead Again” the track received an overwhelming response and this week the band eagerly premiered the second single, “Burn It Down” off the upcoming full length record titled, ‘This Emptiness’.
“Burn It Down” is inspired by toxic people getting involved in your life and finally realizing that in order to move forward in one’s own life, you have to cut out the negative. Mabbitt explains, “Sometimes you develop relationships with people you should’ve never developed in the first place, this track is about burning down those bridges you built connecting you to those individuals, quality over quantity you might say.”
GHOST BATH is pleased to announce the release of Starmourner on April 21st via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. As a precursor to its release, the band has unveiled the first single from the record, entitled “Thrones.”
The String Cheese Incident has revealed their full summer tour, highlighted by a three night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 21-23. In addition to previously announced festival appearances at Mountain Jam, Electric Forest, and LOCKN’, SCI will return to the Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA on July 7 & 8. In August, the band will visit the Pacific Northwest for three unique festivals over consecutive weekends at Element Music Festival, Summer Meltdown and Oregon Eclipse.
Tickets for Red Rocks, Atlanta, and Element Music Festival will go on sale on Wednesday, March 1st at 11am MST through SCI Ticketing, followed by public on sales on Friday, March 3rd through venue outlets. A limited amount of Oregon Eclipse tickets will go on sale Tuesday 2/28 at 11:11 AM PST.
our Limit, the proper debut EP by Japan’s OOZEPUS — a collaborative project between members of death metal/doom legends Coffins and industrial, junk metal abuser supreme, Linekraft. — is out now through Malignant Records.
On Your Limit, OOZEPUS delivers four new tracks of crushing noise rock/post-industrial metal which revels in the physicality and simplistic brutality of early-era Godflesh and Swans. The EP is built on battering repetition and singular, riffs, propelled forth by rigid bass lines, warbled, underwater vocals, and massive percussive pummel. All of it is delivered with an infectious and hypnotic cadence, coalescing into a towering wall of heaviness and pressurized sludge. Not necessarily what diehard followers of Malignant Records are used to, and yet, sure to find appeal to those with industrial sensibilities and to those that appreciate all manners of extreme music, the Your Limit EP will also bring new listeners into the grips of the label’s massive catalog of dark and exploratory extreme music.
G.C., “TRUE AND LIVING”
G.C. calls the song “a rebirth of conscious rap. It’s me saying I’m the New and Livin which is the new generation of that deep, spiritual style and I’m bringing my perspective to it in a new way.”
Paul Kelly’ North American tour focuses on ‘Death’s Dateless Night’ album
Paul Kelly, Australia’s preeminent songwriter, will spend the month of May performing intimate shows across America and Canada — his first concerts on this continent since 2013. This tour is in support of Kelly’s 2016 release, the uniquely conceived Death’s Dateless Night, although he will also be playing songs from his award-winning career that has earned him induction into Australian Recording Industry Association’s Hall of Fame and, just earlier this year, being appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to the performing arts.
Death’s Dateless Night, a collaboration with the highly regarded Australian multi-instrumentalist Charlie Owen, contains songs that they have played at various funerals. Featuring a mix of covers, traditional tunes and a few Kelly originals, the album’s vibe is actually far from funereal. The spare, stirring set has been hailed as a “powerful meditation on life, death and the mess we make in-between.”
Treehouse Sanctum First Single, “Chacala”
The upcoming release from Denver band Treehouse Sanctum, Vivere, is a nod to the innocence of youth and a symbolic sanctuary within which creativity is allowed to flow freely. The album, co-produced by Grammy nominated engineer Nick Sullivan (Dispatch, Los Lobos) and mastered by Grammy winner Jonathan Russell (Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson) is due out on May 5. The first single “Chacala” is available as an approved downloadable mp3.
The Kite String Tangle Shares New Track “Selfish”
The triple threat electronic producer, vocalist and songwriter, THE KITE STRING TANGLE returns with new single, ‘Selfish’. You can listen to the track here. The offering comes with the exciting news that the ARIA nominated (Australia’s Grammy) artist has launched his own independent record label Exist. Recordings.
The moniker of Brisbane’s Danny Harley, The Kite String Tangle reinforces his talents with dense beats and emotive vocals on ‘Selfish’, showing the progression of arguably one of Australia’s most talented names in emotive electronic music.
SONGBIRDS GUITAR MUSEUM TAKES FLIGHT
Songbirds Guitar Museum, the world’s largest private collection of rare, vintage guitars announces several live shows for their newly opened museum performance space. The intimate venue enables concertgoers to feel like they’re part of the music and allows spectators to connect with performers in a unique way. General admission tickets are now on sale at www.SongbirdsGuitars.com for the fully-seated April shows with the boundless California Guitar Trio, classical guitarist Michael McCallie, and surf music phenomenon guitarist Dick Dale. The guitar-oriented, pop culture museum and music event site is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee on the campus of the world famous Chattanooga Choo Choo.
California Guitar Trio will perform on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30pm. Entrance is for age 18 and over and a valid ID is required. The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, the group, comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music.
ANGLO-DANISH TRIO OFF BLOOM REVEAL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘FALCON EYE’ TODAY
Emerging Anglo-Danish trio Off Bloom shares the accompanying video for their new single ‘Falcon Eye’ today. Watch the clip HERE. Shot in Morocco, the video was directed by Nadia Marquard Otzen, the Danish director who also helmed the visual for the band’s debut “Love To Hate It,” which has racked up over 1.4 million Spotify streams.
Speaking about their new single, the band said, “‘Falcon Eye’ is about the fight between the ecstasy and destruction that exists in all great things: love, partying, passion, sex, believing, nature.”
Check out debut single from new Norwegian artist Louam
This is the very first single from Oslo based songwriter and artist Louam. “Freaky Things” is one of four new singles she will release in 2017 – all to be included on her debut album due in October. Louam writes urban contemporary music influenced by classic R&B and funk.
“Freaky Things” is produced by one of Norway’s best up and coming urban music producers Thomas ‘JNS’ Jones. The single is now out on all digital services: Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple, TIDAL, Deezer and more.
Poison Garden released their debut album: “A Victorian Carol”
After three years of concerts all over the world, has been released, for the German label Trisol Music Group, the highly anticipated Poison Garden’s debut album, “A Victorian Carol”.
Among industrial sounds, elements of orchestral-burlesque and rock in its purest form, will start a very special journey through the highlights of imaginary worlds. Powerful but at the same time seductive, thanks to the voice of the front-girl and bassist Madame Anais Noir, from Italy arrives the soundtrack of Steampunk, a new subculture trend.
THE SONIC DAWN: new video and “Into The Long Night”
Copenhagen’s forerunning psych rock trio THE SONIC DAWN just confirmed an April 21st release for their second album “Into The Long Night”, coming out on Heavy Psych Sounds. Find all details as well as their new video below…
“Into the Long Night” is the second album by THE SONIC DAWN, one of the most remarkable bands to come out of the new psychedelic wave in Denmark. Just a few seconds into this album, and you will realize that you are in for a mind-altering experience. “It’s a trip! By taking the listeners to places they didn’t expect to go, we hope to make them aware – that they’ll stop up and think about life for a minute. Awareness is the first step to change in the world” says Emil Bureau (guitar/vocals).
OBB Tops One Million Streams This Winter With “Sweater”
Since launching this winter, Atlanta Pop-Rock trio OBB have reached one million streams for their hit single “Sweater”. The “pure pop song with infectious hooks” (BalconyTV) was written by Oswald Brothers Zach, Jacob and Nich, accompanied by Andreas Moss and Josh Bronleewe.
Landing early on Spotify’s USA Viral Top 50 Chart, the song has now roared into Radio Disney’s top three requested songs.
Sneaks, a.k.a. Eva Moolchan, will release It’s a Myth on March 31, and yesterday, she shared “Hair Slick Back” via Elle.com. At just under two minutes, the track evokes unequivocal confrontation with lyrics like “You think you got a lot to say/ No you think you need a bigger stage/ You think I can’t contain my rage/ Let me see you bend your breaks.”
In their premiere, Elle.com writes, “Moolchan lets loose with a sparse post-punk beat that cuts short just as the listener starts to lose themselves in the music. That’s just the way it is with Sneaks, whose exuberant, mesmerizing songs always leave you wanting more, more, more.”
Cotillon Shares “Alex’s Room” via Stereogum
Cotillon is the moniker of Jordan Corso, a New York-based artist with ties to both San Francisco and Los Angeles. His sophomore LP, The Afternoons, was co-produced by Al Carlson (St. Vincent, Wild Nothing, Ariel Pink) and Shane Butler (Quilt) and is due out April 21st as a co-release between Burger Records (cassette) & Modern Sky Entertainment (digital & LP.) It’s currently available for pre-order.
Video: wifisfuneral – “Hell On Earth”
A deep, cerebral thinker wise beyond his 19 years, wifisfuneral is a rising star in the world of Florida rap. Ruminating in industrial backroads and resting under power terminals, wifisfuneral contemplates how his newfound fame contradicts his introverted nature in the video for “Hell On Earth.” Directed by Nasser Boulaich, the video’s twilit, blood-red tint is evocative of wifisfuneral’s drug-addled state of mind, as the camera warps reality to the tune of Grimm Doza’s beat. Premiered by The FADER, “Hell On Earth” is the first track from and a fitting introduction to When Hell Falls, wifi’s latest album, which peaked at #19 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart. Originally debuted in September, “Hell On Earth” has earned over 480,000 plays on SoundCloud. “Hell On Earth” is the second track to get a visual treatment from When Hell Falls, following the gleefully introverted, XXL-debuted “Antisocial Club.
You can’t fully appreciate the long history of recorded music without taking the time to look at the breakups. Whether it’s for good or for the season, Okey Dokey is the product of that natural reformation that occurs when musicians part ways. Fronted by visual artist Aaron Martin and The Weeks’ guitarist Johny Fisher, these two former band mates made the rare decision to revisit creating music together in Fisher’s small cabin about 20 miles outside of Nashville, TN. What occurred was a well blended mix of everything they loved about classic Motown combined with a dash of their psychedelic storytelling roots. With the record and touring band including a revolving group of musicians from bands such as Wild Child, The Weeks, Rayland Baxter Band, Morning Teleportation, Bully and Sol Cat, the band released debut Love You, Mean It in late January.
Stockholm-based WOLFBRIGADE has issued the news of their impending ninth full-length album, titled Run With The Hunted. Set for release on April 28th through Southern Lord, the artwork, track listing, and further insights into the album have been made public.
Formed in 1995, initially as Wolfpack, after five years the band ventured into the new millennium as WOLFBRIGADE. Having released an impressive load of LPs and smaller releases through both entities, and has toured widely across Europe, the US, and more over the years, making the band one of the most premier acts of the genre. Their damning music surges with outcries against human socio-political injustices, yearning for transformation and freedom.
FUTURE MOVES CLOSER TO MAKING BILLBOARD CHART HISTORY
The Atlanta rapper Future has reached No. 1 on the Billboard album chart for a fourth time this week, and next week may make chart history with a fifth album.
Future’s self-titled album, released by Epic on Feb. 17, went straight to No. 1 with 109 million streams and 60,000 sales in its first week, according to data from Nielsen. In the new “multi-metric consumption” formula used by Nielsen and Billboard to reconcile the various ways that listeners now access music, “Future” had the equivalent of 140,000 full album sales. It is Future’s fourth time at No. 1, after “DS2,” “Evol” and “What a Time to Be Alive,” a collaboration with Drake.
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Tim Kasher premiered a full stream of his new solo album No Resolution this morning via The AV Club. Called “…simply affecting, offering a peak into some intimate moments of domestic discord,” the album can now be heard here.
Following a sold-out solo show tomorrow night, March 1st, at Brooklyn’s Union Pool, Kasher will head overseas to tour the UK and Europe through March. He’ll return stateside for a run of west coast and southwest dates that begins on April 25th in Denver, CO.
17-Year-Old French Producer Petit Biscuit To Play Sold Out North American Tour This Spring
Rising French producer Petit Biscuit (\p?.ti bis.k?i\) will play select North American shows this spring, marking his first ever live dates on the continent. Already completely sold out, the shows follow Petit Biscuit’s debut, self-titled EP released last year—single “Sunset Lover” has been streamed more than 120 million times to date on Spotify alone. Watch the video here.
Petit Biscuit, 17-year-old Mehdi Benjelloun, will play Austin’s Euphoria Fest, Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Brooklyn on his high school spring break, before returning to France for exams.
A classically trained musician from a young age, Petit Biscuit plays piano, guitar, cello and more, and began experimenting with electronics to form his signature sound at age 11. His live show combines acoustic and electric elements, with Petit Biscuit’s trademark vocal manipulations at the forefront.
THE AMITY AFFLICTION REVEAL “FIGHT MY REGRET” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Roadrunner recording group, The Amity Affliction, have debuted the official video for “Fight My Regret,” from their new album THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK. The video, which was directed by Ryan Mackfall, is streaming now on at www.theamityaffliction.net.
“Fight My Regret” is the fourth video released from the new LP and follows “All F*cked Up,” as well as the band’s two part epic laid out in the videos for “I Bring The Weather With Me” and “This Could Be Heartbreak.”
HIDDEN CABINS RELEASE ‘BET IT ALL ON YOU’ VIDEO SINGLE
Hailing from the Northern reaches of New Jersey (USA), the creative duo consisting of Craig Cirinelli and Brian Hofgesang (aka Hidden Cabins) release official news of their video single release entitled ‘Bet It All On You’.
With accompanying cinemagraph from Kayla Surico, ‘Bet It All On You’ takes the listener on a slow building journey through Hidden Cabin’s trademark emotive & melodic vocal deliveries, acoustic guitar tones and their collaborative intentions to mould dark brooding alternative folk/rock. Adding more instrumentation than previous releases, the Hidden Cabin’s embark on an instinctive shift in their sonic direction.
The song-crafting chemistry between Cirinelli & Hofgesang has evolved organically over several years of their partnership. In which time, the outfit has released records via numerous credible indie labels and have embarked on tours of the US, UK, Canada and Spain.
The Molochs share new track “Come Softly With Your Hidden Spoon”
“The Molochs’ latest track is hazy folk with a revolutionary message… The ghosts of Lou Reed and Syd Barrett don’t so much as linger but crawl all over the sound.” – Loud & Quiet
Flock Of Dimes, aka Jenn Wasner (one half of Wye Oak), will hit the road opening for Sylvan Esso this August– all dates below and here. Since releasing her debut solo album last fall, If You See Me, Say Yes, Jenn has kept busy. She just appeared in Google’s new ad honoring Prince alongside Sampha, Brandi Carlile and Deer Tick’s John McCauley. And last month she made a cameo in LA to make it weird on Pete Holmes’ Nerdist podcast and also recorded demos for a new project with Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) and Katie Harkin (Sleater-Kinney)– more details on that soon!
Bristol’s grrrl rockers IDestroy have revealed a double A-side featuring the brand new singles ‘Annie’ and ‘98%’.
Fuelled with rock’n’roll swagger and riotous attitude, the gutsy trio are mixing powerful riffs with catchy pop melodies to create an infectious party-punk sound. ‘Annie’ is a short, sharp, feisty number, packed with driving rhythms and rebellious charm, while ‘98%’ ramps up the gears with its energetic guitars and pounding basslines.
Kweku Collins track + EP coming
Kweku Collins has a new EP, grey, coming soon and here’s the first offering from it. “International Business Trip” is the perfect transition from his widely hailed 2016 debut LP Nat Love, which served as a breakout for the the Chicago artist and gave him the opportunity to do a European Tour + Pitchfork Paris, Dutch Design Week and more; all the inspiration behind the new cut.
If you’re in Chicago on March 24 you can see him at the Metro and if you’re elsewhere you can see him at a slew of SXSW shows that will be announced later in the coming weeks.
The Boy Least Likely To New Track
Speaking about the track, the band say: “It’s about getting older and coming to terms with the way your life has turned out, the things you wished you’d done but haven’t and the things you wished you hadn’t done but did. It’s about growing apart from someone you’ve been with for a long time and looking back on the way you were when you started out, wondering where it all went wrong and what’s going to happen next.”
IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Duo Streams “Crucible” At Cvlt Nation
Next week, Denver doom duo IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS will officially unveil their long-anticipated new studio offering, Ain-Soph Aur. Captured last year at Flatline Audio in their home city by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Cephalic Carnage), the six-track Ain-Soph Aur takes its name from the three veils of negative existence which precede the manifestation of the material universe in the philosophy of Hermetic Qabalah, a Western esoteric tradition involving mysticism and the occult. The phrase translates to ‘Limitless Light,’ and is emblematic of the Qabalistic concepts which are central to the record.
Riot Ten and Sirenz arrive on New Noise with “Scream!,” a ferocious bass house tune.
Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. The lauded MC has just announced the newest album in his celebrated journey, All the Beauty in This Whole Life, is set for release May 5 via longtime label Rhymesayers Entertainment. The 15-track collection, produced entirely by Atmosphere’s Anthony “Ant” Davis, is Ali’s first official release in five years and represents the newest and most refined chapter of his life’s journey. “Each of my albums are the result of the pain, growth and eventual healing that I experience. Articulating the pain and navigating the healing allows the people who really feel my music to travel with me. It’s not only that we hurt together, we heal together as well.”
The Lumineers are in familiar territory this week as their single “Cleopatra” hits #1 on Alternative Radio Chart. It marks the third time in the band’s short two- album lifespan that they have hit #1. The song is the second single from the Lumineers RIAA certified Gold sophomore album Cleopatra to reach #1. Following the album’s first single “Ophelia” which, was the biggest rock single of 2016 according to Billboard.
King No-One stands for ‘no-one is king’ as they champion a band ethos that everyone is equal regardless of gender, colour or sexual orientation. This is the inspiration behind ‘Antichrist’, which is another big, indie-rock track with catchy pop melodies and hints of late-90’s hip-hop stylings. It holds a strong message of standing against the arrogance and narrow-mindedness of people surrounding recent events happening across the globe. Lead singer Zach Lount describes it as “a sarcastic gesture to human history”.
House of Yes, the outrageous performance space that hosted three sold out runs of Ketamine: The Musical, brings a daring new variety show to life called “Dirty Panties” about the highly controversial sex industry for four nights running from Friday, March 10 to Friday, March 17. Directed by House of Yes co-creative director Anya Sapozhnikova and written and produced by women that have a history and a connection with the sex industry, Dirty Panties explores what is often a taboo topic that no one likes to talk about in a format that is raw, intense, confronting and empowering, all at the same time.
The cast of ten will present a collection of abstract, emotional vignettes and personal accounts from different sex workers across all aspects of the industry. Highly stigmatized and frequently illegal, Dirty Panties examines the sex industry’s gray areas between what to some is considered sexy, beautiful and a symbol of female empowerment, alongside its uglier side of sexual objectification which can be violent, terrifying and extremely confusing. This controversial show will demonstrate both sides of the story with the aim to ignite discourse about a highly sensitive subject, the commodification of sex. Featuring incredible aerial acrobatics mixed with Shibari bondage, 360 degrees of interactive performance as well as an act starring a slave being humiliated in a way of their choosing, Dirty Panties will teleport viewers into a hidden world that is not for the faint hearted. In order to respect the privacy of those wishing to remain anonymous, the stories and experiences of some writers and producers will be told through surrogate performers.
Minus the Bear are eagerly anticipating the release their new album this coming Friday, March 3rd. VOIDS marks the Seattle band’s first new full-length in five years and is also their return to their original label home, the venerable Suicide Squeeze Records. Fans interested in getting one last preview of the new songs found on the album before its release later this week can stream the song ‘What About The Boat’, debuted today via Billboard’s interview with Jake Snider. Minus the Bear will soon be embarking on a 29-date spring tour across North America that kicks off at SXSW 2017 and culminating in a hometown Seattle show on April 15th.
Comedy Central, the number one brand in comedy, joins forces with Superfly, the brains behind Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, and co-producer Another Planet Entertainment, to launch Comedy Central Presents Colossal Clusterfest, a jam-packed, multi-format festival experience headlined by Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart and Bill Burr. A first of its kind, Colossal Clusterfest will take place at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium from Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4, 2017, culminating in a live on-air Comedy Central special on Sunday, June 4. Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT
New Music From “The Get Down: Original Soundtrack From The Netflix Original Series”
New music from The Get Down: Original Soundtrack from The Netflix Original Series will be released on April 14th via Baz Luhrmann’s label, House of Iona, and RCA Records. The soundtrack accompanies Part Two of the music-driven drama series The Get Down, which will premiere globally on Netflix on April 7th. In addition, a clip for the song “Shaolin’s Theme/Pray” by Malay/6LACK, which is used in both parts of the series, releases today.
El Michels Affair Premieres “Iron Man” Video
El Michels Affair will release Return To The 37th Chamber on April 14 via Big Crown Records and we now have a killer video for “Iron Man”, that premiered today at Mass Appeal. The animation is a mini revenge saga the publication calls, “a blend of bugged-out martial arts imagery with a healthy dose of straight-up mayhem.” The track is a live band reworking of the “Iron’s Theme” interlude from the Ghostface album, Supreme Clientele.
The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts has partnered with Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris) in an extensive, five-month exhibit untitled MEDUSA, Jewelry and Taboos examining the cultural importance of jewelry in various societies throughout History.
Historic artifacts from high-end brands such as Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels will be contextualized alongside signed or anonymous pieces, gathered throughout the ages. Liberace Museum Collection artifacts, including famed pieces from the Liberace Jewels Collection, will be a major part of the exhibit.
New York City sludge/doom/drone trio UNEARTHLY TRANCE today premieres their official new video for “Into The Spiral.” Directed by Jimmy Hubbard, the track comes by way of the band’s recently issued Stalking The Ghost full-length.
Lori McKenna Performs “Humble & Kind” on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
Lori McKenna made her late night television debut last night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” performing her solo-penned, No. 1 hit “Humble & Kind” (Tim McGraw).
Land of Talk – the Montreal-based band led by Elizabeth Powell – has announced its first new album in seven years, Life After Youth, set for release May 19th on Saddle Creek. Produced and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth) and Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes), and featuring Sharon Van Etten, Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Sal Maida (Roxy Music/Sparks), and The Besnard Lakes, the album is a collection of songs that sees Powell in the finest voice of her career, and reuniting with original Land of Talk drummer Bucky Wheaton. NPR Music’s All Songs Considered premiered Life After Youth’s stirring first single “Inner Lover” today, and the song – “a beautiful ode to self-determination.”
Influential Minneapolis trio The Suicide Commandos are readying their first new studio album since the 1978 Blank/Mercury debut, Make A Record. Time Bomb has many of the hallmarks of the band’s original oeuvre, their fast, punky, brainy, fun and often funny rock n’ roll sound – The Ramones meet Eddie Cochran meets ZZ Top – but adds a catchy, pop-ish slant and a modern production flare that brings a freshness to the entire proceedings. The first vinyl pressing will be a limited, numbered edition of 1,000 copies.
Time Bomb was produced by the Commandos, primarily recorded in their hometown at Master Mix Studios by Kevin Bowe (Jonny Lang, Paul Westerberg, Dan Wilson) and mixed by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Let’s Active, The dBs) at Fidelitorium Recordings in North Carolina. Though there had been reunion shows over the years, the band hadn’t felt compelled to record again. Why Now? you may ask. Guitarist Chris Osgood tells us, “After Tommy Erdelyi died, Steve pointed out that The Ramones were all gone and we were all still here, and that we should make a record.” The group’s New York City-based bass player, Steve Almaas, adds “The time was right. I had a couple of songs I thought would sound good with Chris and Dave. Once they started coming up with material, it inspired me to write a few more. Also, in this modern age, it’s much easier to work long distance. That really helped make this possible.”
Gypsy-rockers Diego’s Umbrella has set March 10th, 2017 as the release date for their fifth studio album, “Edjka”, and is set to release via Hardline Entertainment. The band will embark on a headlining tour starting with a 4-night stint at the legendary SXSW festival in Austin, TX.
“This is our best album to date. It is raw and emotional, the combination of years on the road, finely tuned craftsmanship and bold songwriting,” commented vocalist Vaughn Lindstrom. “What makes it even more exciting is that we’re teaming up with Hardline Entertainment for the release. This is going to be a great year for Diego’s Umbrella. “We’re really excited about all that’s in store. Killer new album, our live show is dialed, new label, new management… Let’s do this!”
Diego’s Umbrella is a Gypsy Rock band from San Francisco, CA. They combine violin, flamenco guitar, and three-part harmonies with an irreverent rock attitude, Eastern European flavor, and a heavy dance vibe. They have toured nationally and internationally many times over, garnering worldwide acclaim and a zealous fanbase.
Blacktop Mojo have released the second and title single in anticipation of their March 10th, 2017 LP, Burn The Ships. Originally premiered on Revolver Magazine, Burn The Ships is available for pre-order via Bandcamp.
Yesterday afternoon, Zane Lowe and Beats 1 Radio Premiered A New FXXXXY Single called “Beep Beep”. This single was hand selected from the EP by the Apple Music staff and cited as a song with the TREMENDOUS Potential. All indicators point to this single as FXXXXY’s “breakthrough” single and boasts production from FXXXXY and showcases his versatility, song writing, and ability to make infectious music. On Febuary 9th, FXXXXY released a viral hit in “Lip Service 6” which is currently charting on Spotifiy’s Viral 50 Charts in the US (#23) & Canada )#18.
Colorado’s TIGERWINE melds progressive post-hardcore with the gloomy low-end of new-wave grunge to create a driving, in-your-face musical experience unlike any you’ve encountered before.
After signing to Blood & Ink Records in the summer of 2015, the band released their debut EP, Lull, introducing listeners to their self-reflective breed of raw, guitar-heavy alt-rock.
TIGERWINE is currently readying their debut full-length, Die With Your Tongue Out, which is set for release on April 14th through Blood & Ink. The album was recorded with Matt Goldman (Underoath, Anberlin, Copeland) at Glow In The Dark Studios and shows the group maturing their sound in ways most bands don’t achieve until well into their careers.
“MOONLIGHT” SOUNDTRACK GETS AN ADAPTATION & BARRY JENKINS LOVES IT
Moonlight director, Barry Jenkins, showed his appreciation for the slowed-down vibe of chopped and screwed music recently by not only including it in his Oscar-winning film, but by excitedly tweeting about the tribute soundtrack that Houston’s OG Ron C and fellow Chopstar, DJ Candlestick honored his work with. Entitled “Purple Moonlight” the chopped up not slopped up adaptation includes songs from, and inspired by the film and composer Nicholas Britell’s mostly classical score.
Jenkins spoke to Pitchfork last November about the importance of chopped and screwed music for his film, saying, “When you slow things down there’s this emotion, this yearning. I think in some ways, in Moonlight, we’re doing the same thing. There’s this idea, especially in the story, of Black trying to project this idea of masculinity. But as his life slows down you get to see that he’s just sitting there”
You’ll Never Get To Heaven share “Beyond The Clouds” off upcoming album via Stereogum
Today on Stereogum, Canadian ambient-pop duo You’ll Never Get To Heaven have shared the third track “Beyond The Clouds” from their upcoming album. ‘Images’ their third full-length album is due on March 24th, 2017.
Revival Recordings recently signed artist, Utah based Scrap Metal band, Charlatan, are thrilled to announce their forthcoming album, Remarkable due out April 7, 2017. The 10-track album was produced and engineered by Dan Whittaker of High Vibe Recordings and features the band’s lead single, “The Sick Nasty.” To celebrate this announcement, the band has partnered with Already Heard to unleash their new single and music video, a song that is about finding one’s inner happiness and the way in which individuals go about finding it. The band continues, “The song can be interpreted in many ways and it is our hope that it will be.”
Video: Siya – “Clarity/Nights B4 You”
Brooklyn emcee Siya continues to showcase her phenomenal aesthetic with an intimate look into a past relationship in the gorgeous “Clarity/Nights B4 You” video. With “Clarity,” Siya spits a deeply personal 16 bars in the form of a phone call to her partner, and in “Nights B4 You,” she copes with unexpected heartbreak. Premiered by RnBass, the hypnotic visual mirrors the story, with stunning camerawork flowing around Siya, etherial as a gust of wind. The cinematography, leagues above most rap videos, isn’t the only sign of Siya’s uncanny artistry. Subtle vocal flourishes, tasteful keys, and deceptively insightful lines all prove that Siya is one of the most talented in the business.
Brooklyn based indie artist & Matisyahu collaborator, Zeke Finn, shares his latest track and music video, “Plight” (ft. Matisyahu) from his recently released self-titled EP. Relix premiered the video – check out the piece here. Culture Collide exclusively streamed his self-titled EP, praising his ability to fuse together various genres to create a harmonious, but unique, sound – see the full piece here.
Today, the band announced it’s album debut with The Illusion (out 5/19/17 on Castle Face Records). The band has also shared their blistering, psychedelic video for “I Walked In The Fire” with Brooklyn Vegan. You can watch on YouTube. The band also announced today that they will be at SXSW, playing the Good Vibrations official showcase at Hotel Vegas with Belfast punk legends Protex and Cheetah Chrome on March 15th.
Garland Jeffreys’ video for his single “14 Steps To Harlem” premieres on Billboard, who proclaim, “…between doo-wop style choruses, the video streams appropriate black & white period photos, including plenty of street scenes and venues such as the Apollo Theatre and the Rhythm Club. The combination presents a vivid image of Jeffreys’ experience as a youth, with a solemn and reverent but also joyful tone.”
Anna Rose is walking, singing proof that big things most definitely come in small packages. The fiery singer, whose sound was defined as “bluesy rock-n-roll” by Paper Magazine, reveals the official lyric video for brooding, sexy track, “Bury Me Deep,” which comes from critically acclaimed EP Strays In The Cut. Of the video, Rose says, “The director, Wes Teshome, and I worked hard to make a visual landscape that complimented the mystery of the song. In this world, things are not always what they seem and words become guideposts along the way.” Rose also notes, “I wrote this song at a time where I very often felt misunderstood,” where spurts of emotion get lost in the chaos of life and the vast music industry,” said Rose. “Bury Me Deep” attests to that focus heard in its hazy guitar riffs, defined pulse and electricity. Attitude crosses honest writing and pierces your skin: Bury me deeper where the sun don’t reach / breaking my heart just so you can see the rest of me.