Illustrated by animator Yoyo The Ricecorpse, the new visuals build on the energy of the band’s summer hit as a group of animals embark on a journey back to “the greener side” – a simpler and happier life. Plaid Brixx was thrilled with their previous collaboration with Yoyo on “Don’t Look Down,” and sought out the artist to bring her flair to “The Greener Side.” “We love how she brought the story to life in such a creative way,” frontman Chris Duggan told CelebMix, “She is a truly incredible talent and we are so grateful to have been able to work with her!”
Silent Pilot to release new album “heartSOUNDS” March 10
San Francisco’s Silent Pilot today announced the release of their new album “heartSOUNDS”, available everywhere March 10. This is Silent Pilot’s second album in three years.
Silent Pilot is Anthony Charles (Vocals), Brandon Arace (Guitars/Vocals), Zachary Oliver (Guitars/Vocals) and Nick Lohman (Drums/Vocals).
The new album was recorded in Concord, CA and is produced by Rob Marshall and Nic Gracia of the Canvas Group. Anthony noted, “heartSOUNDS is literally everything I could ever want in one album from a songwriter’s standpoint. The lyrics are based on true events of love, hate, make-ups, break-ups and memories of the good times and the bad.”
New Video! J French “Dallas”
The son of Grammy-winning reggae percussionist and vocalist Brother Num (Burning Spear), Jamal French is an accomplished rapper, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Oklahoma City. J French began rapping when he was 12 years old, composing rhymes as a hobby and discovering his genuine talent. His first rhyme was written to Devin Tha Dude’s “Don’t Wait.” French, who also plays cornet, piano and drums, has worked with several rappers in the Oklahoma-Texas scene. His latest release, Too A.M. EP, was released in April 2016 ahead of his new debut album Jaguar Jesus.
Damaged Bug streams ‘Bunker Funk’ LP in full via Stereogum
The alien globule of Damaged Bug’s errant planet has circled the sun and re-enters our orbit where last year’s Cold Hot Plumbs left off. Urgent falsetto morbidities detail Damaged Bug’s most rhythmically adventurous offering yet, syncopating lush landscapes with moon-shot death rays. Today Castle Face Records follows up album’s first burner “Bog Dash” with “Unmanned Scanner,” which “finds pulsating feedback buzzing like an alien transmission spliced with funky blues rock licks” according to Consequence of Sound. Stream it via Soundcloud.
“Here is the fifth single we are releasing from our work in progress EP, Everyone Wants Something. We are getting close to finishing. Just a couple more songs and then we will release to the world. Remember you always hear it first.
For Feels So Wrong To Be Right, we broke out the heavy guitars, big drums, the crazy bass, some Deep Purple organ and a lot of energy. We feel this is an exciting addition to the EP and we hope you do too!” – the Jewell Thieves
Year Of The Snake is the eighth installment of the”Zodiac Series” from long-running Canadian hardcore punk collective FUCKED UP. Set for official release on March 24th via Tankcrimes, today Noisey is streaming the EP in full issuing of the offering, “the record is a meditative piece that has panpipes and synths and tinkling bells in the midst of a wild psychedelic punk rock guitar adventure. The poem that accompanies the music talks about a candle delivering a body to heaven and ‘a prayer to help find the light in my heart and the peace in my mind.'”
“Up to You” from Fascinations Grand Chorus
The Brooklyn-based project Fascinations Grand Chorus started in 2016, when Stephanie and Andrew came together from rival bands and decided they were both better songwriters than the other person. They decided to join up and compete with each other to see who was right
Watch Mark Johns sing her cover of 6LACK’s “PRBLMS”
Last week Mark Johns dropped her cover of 6LACK’s hit song “PRBLMS” as a free download, highlighting a recent broken relationship. In this new video MJ belts out her altered lyrics with passion and power, all while keeping up with 6LACK’s memorable melody and flow.
Athens, GA’s The Hernies share first single “Padawan Of Your Love”
In his family’s basement on Nowhere Rd., on the outskirts of Athens, Ga., a 17-year-old Henry Barbe carefully presses “record” on a four-track Tascam at the behest of Bradford Cox to help record what would become “Basement Scene” on Deerhunter’s Halcyon Digest. Henry assisted his father, David Barbe (of Sugar, Mercyland, and producer of nearly every Drive-by Truckers album) throughout the production of this record. Recording onto tape would prove to become a pattern for Henry, who continued to cut his teeth on a four-track through the rest of his teen years, fine-tuning his method of songwriting. In 2013, he began performing as The Hernies.
Matthew Logan Vasquez Shares “Same” Video For Intl. Women’s Day
In honor of International Women’s Day here is the music video for Matthew Logan Vasquez’s “Same”. Watch Matthew Logan Vasquez go through the hardships of pregnancy and motherhood. The song also features Kam Franklin of The Suffers. Matthew has also released another single/video from the album entitled “Red Fish”, as well as the track “Headed West”. These songs will all be on his new album ‘Does What He Wants’ out 4/21 on Dine Alone Records.
Gojko is a multi-talented artist from Southern California. Gojko’s previous work has been published on three continents. If you are looking for a brand new singer with a positive attitude, diligence, charm, and charisma you should check his first single “Luxury”.
FAULKNER Debuts Newest Single feat. Royce da 5’9″ produced by RZA
The track infuses driving bass and heavy synths with melodic prose that FAULKNER is has become known for. With pulsating guitars, Lucas Asher brings to light the difficulties of living on the streets of New York City, visibly unseen amongst the very people who stamped the very light of ones’ own dreams. As the song builds, Royce da 5’9″ brings clarity to the underlying current of angst within his verse, hitting the very home of truth of the collective social issues of trusting too soon and too quick, which leads to the our own self-destructive nature.
In 2007, 50 Cent’s third album Curtis debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and featured the singles “Ayo Technology” (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland), “Straight to the Bank,” “I Get Money” and “I’ll Still Kill” (featuring Akon), all included here. The hits “Baby by Me” (featuring Ne-Yo), from 2009’s Before I Self Destruct, “Get Up” and “I Get It In” (both non-album singles) are also included on Best Of 50 Cent.
Kaskade feat. Laura Lamn + S2_Cool “Woman”
Kaskade’s version of the iconic song “Woman” made its debut in Los Angeles during his headlining solo show. Dedicating it to his mother at the time, Kaskade intended this song to be a tribute to the powerful women in his life, both personal and professional, past and present. Now, on International Women’s Day, Kaskade has made the song available for free to download or stream.
Legendary Rapper Biggie Smalls to be Memorialized by his Daughter 20 Years After His Shooting
The legendary rap music artist Biggie Smalls, shot and killed 20 years ago tomorrow, will be memorialized by his daughter T’yanna Wallace along with family, friends and fans Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 3:30 PM Sojourn, 244 E.79th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) in Manhattan. The life of Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known as The Notorious B.I.G. a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, was cut short when, at the age of 24, he was killed in a drive-by shooting. He is considered one of America’s most famous and influential rappers and musicians of all time. Admission is free but they will be collecting donations at the door for Dream Big Basketball tournament given by his daughter T’yanna and her mother Jan in memory of the Notorious B.I.G. which benefits Youth of Bedford Stuyvesant where he grew up. Sojourn Restaurant will be dedicating a wall in his honor. Where fans will be putting notes in his memory.
From the high deserts of Nevada, The Sextones emerge with their debut album, Moonlight Vision, due out April 7th. Moonlight Vision is a diligently crafted work showcasing their distinctive brand of soul music with smoked out guitar riffs, growling bass lines, commanding drums, sticky organ comping and honest, but catchy vocal acrobatics. The release of Moonlight Vision is the first step forward for a group that has already accomplished what most musicians spend a lifetime trying to achieve –touring across the nation and sharing stages with the likes of Macy Gray, Ziggy Marley, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, as well as working with renowned funkologist Alan Evans of Soulive. The mighty band is formed from acclaimed west coast musicians, Mark Sexton (guitar/vocals), Alexander Korostinsky (bass), Daniel Weiss (drums), and Ryan Taylor (keys.)
BOB EVANS ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE NATIONAL TOUR
Bob Evans, the ARIA winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, has today announced an extensive national Australian tour, hitting up capital cities and regional towns across April, May and June, letting fans know he’ll be treating them to a complimentary six track EP, Zeroes To Heroes, of unreleased material for all tickets purchased from his website and online outlets. After the release of his critically acclaimed LP Car Boot Sale, and following a packed out co-headline tour alongside Josh Pyke in late 2016, the Lonesome Highways Tour will kick off at Front Bar in Canberra on April 20, before moving through Newcastle, Central Coast, Katoomba, Sydney, Cronulla, Bulli, Toowoomba, Bellingen, Brisbane, Rye, Melbourne, Geelong, Adelaide, and wrapping in Castlemaine at the Bridge Hotel on June 9.
American Doubles release impressive debut video and single ‘The Swell’
Check out this insane debut video from Melbourne electro duo, American Doubles and prepare to have your mind blown! Filmed almost entirely underwater, these guys loaded a full bar setting, 16 feet below water to create mesmerising, genuine underwater scenes for their track, The Swell. It took a whole team of marine biologists, architects, construction workers, free divers and more to get this clip on the go! So cool, definitely worth watching the behind the scenes footage before watching the actual clip, it gives you a real sense of how much of an undertaking the project was.
OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY releases ‘Second-Guessing’ EP
Hot on the tail of intricate lead single ‘Solutionism’, Outside the Academy aka Pawel Cholewa (Pa-vell Ho-li-ver) will release his new EP Second-Guessing and next single ‘Salient’, which premiered on The Music, this Friday 10 March. OTA is currently launching the EP on a 100% free entry tour across several East Coast show dates, which kicked off in Byron Bay in late February.
Guitar genius RICHIE KOTZEN (Winery Dogs/ Solo) just joined the ever growing All-star line-up of the 5th ANNUAL ROCK AGAINST MS BENEFIT CONCERT & AWARD SHOW – KOTZEN will bring his signature style of guitar brilliance with his solo band to the stage. He will be covering his extensive, critically acclaimed catalogue tossing in some unexpected classic favorites.
Hosted by comedians Bill Burr (Breaking Bad/Date Night) and Craig Gass (Sex in the City/Howard Stern Show). This amazing evening is comprised of comedy, music, art and awards – This special night is to raise awareness and educate the public about multiple sclerosis, while raising money build the first of many MS resource centers across the Nation and outreach program services.
Dawson Reigns reveals video for ‘The Night Ain’t Even Over Yet’
Although country music has been around for years, it is constantly being re-shaped and re-invented by artists who work their socks off to get their well-deserved big break in the music industry. Dawson Reigns is one of those artists. He is a hard worker, a raw talent, and incredibly deserving of the huge success which he is very quickly becoming. He fits right in with the most legendary country artists as well as the newcomers who are currently dominating the charts with their hit songs, but Dawson has that “it” factor and that something special which could potentially push him all the way to the top.
Psychedelic/acid-rock power-trio from Switzerland, Ritual Boogie just announced the upcoming release of its debut full-length album called ‘Middle Age Dust’ planned for a physical and digital release on April 7th through URGENCE DISK RECORDS (M Fallan, Zero Absolu…) and distributed by Irascible.
In the meantime, the band just unveiled a first excerpt from its album with the official music video of the song “La Décadence”, available right now on YouTube.
Today, Nowness shares a strikingly beautiful music video for Craig Finn’s “God In Chicago,” the next single off his forthcoming solo album “We All Want The Same Things” out March 24 on Partisan Records. Directed by Kris Merc, the video follows the fleeting journey of two young lovers finding beauty in the unremarkable. It’s relatable, poignant and raw.
London-based producer, DJ, NTS regular and Sans Absence label boss, Akito, serves up his first solo offering since 2016’s ‘Pleasure Pending’, with new four-track EP, ‘Turbo Blues’.
Following a year that saw Sans Absence nominated for Best Breakthrough Label at DJ Mag’s annual Best Of British Awards — owing largely to a run of 2016 releases from newer producers like Sylvere and Luke West, as well as some killer, re-booted UK funky from former Blunted Robot, Martin Kemp — ‘Turbo Blues’ taps into a world of wild bass abstraction.
LIFE – “Popular Music” – Debut Album released May 26th
Everyone is angry nowadays. The internet is awash with anger and people on the streets are angry. LIFE are no exception, they are the untapped anger of the British working class in 2017. Their last offering, Euromillions, was a piece-de-resistance, provocatively released on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration – taking aim and swiping hard at the so called ‘alt right’. “You have the right to bear arms if you’ve got the right coloured arms” bellowed lead singer Mez Sanders-Green over a cacophony of noise.
FINALLY, music fans can access the MASH MUSIC REMOTE – ALL your music in ONE Place! Mash Music Remote simplifies how music fans share their love of music with their friends!
The Mash Music Remote control enables fans to Mash playlists with friends in real time, by freely adding hour long sets from Soundcloud, beside their favourite three-minute pop songs from YouTube, Dropbox or Mash Mates platforms.
MASH Music Remote control allows you to connect and share music with friends in real time, mobile to mobile, no app required for listeners! Unlike any other platform!
“Now you can Mash the right music, in real time, while amplifying the distribution channel opportunities of the existing music platforms in today’s booming world of mobile music streaming” – Reff Sykes, Co-Founder, Mash in Music.
YOUNG MARCO Releases New Single ‘GEORGIA STATE’ Feat Nick Grant
“GEORGIA STATE” from singer and musician YOUNG MARCO featuring Hip hop rising-star NICK GRANT. The Urban Outfitters Artist of Month alumni returns to the music scene after taking a brief hiatus, but is ready to pick up where he left off and continue to bring his artistry to the masses. “I am just happy to be back”, says Young Marco.
Porshyne premiere new video with New Noise Magazine
Porshyne are an atmospheric rock five-piece hailing from Brighton. Formed in 2014, early releases from the band such as “Residue” and “Warp” have helped to cement their name within the Brighton music scene, leading to them playing shows alongside the likes of Black Peaks, Valerian Swing, Town Portal and many more. Now, after having burrowed away to record their debut EP “Environmental Music” with Mark Roberts (Black Peaks, Broker, The Physics House Band), Porshyne are set to return with their most heavy, emotive and accomplished material to date.
This Friday San Diego-based brutal death metal unit CONDEMNED will drop the molten fruits of their His Divine Shadow full-length upon the masses via Unique Leader.
In advance of its release, the brutality-bringers at No Clean Singing are streaming the record in full issuing of the release, “The album is a brutal and explosive assault on the senses, moving back and forth between near-chaotic frenzies of speed to punishing breakdowns that pulverize on a planet-cracking scale. That’s what you come for with Condemned, and that’s what you get — but monotony doesn’t set in. The music is too damned explosive for that to happen.”
KNOWLEDGE NICK, “GIVE IT UP”
Memphis emcee Knowledge Nick presents the music video for “Give It Up”, his new single produced by Memphis beatsmith DJ Hush. The video is directed by Prophecy of Liberated Filmz, and the track will appear on Nick’s forthcoming mixtape Slaughter Season, a collaboration with Hush featuring beats from Empee and MaxPtah. Nick has opened up for artists like Ghostface KIllah, Raekwon and Gift of Gab.
New song and video revealed by the Emo Punk band Six Impossible Things
“We Are All Mad here” is Six Impossible Things’ debut full-length album and is produced by Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Smokey Fingers).
“We Are All Mad Here”‘s songs maintains the same simple structures they had when they were written, but they are pushed through strings and pianos arrangements, electric guitars and drums, and west coast sounding harmonies.
The album switches between acoustic atmospheres and properly punk rock moments without abandoning the constant dreamy lyrics that characterizes this work.
Instant Records has announced the long-anticipated release of Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas’ new album, TELEPHONE / TELEFONO. The remarkable follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed SECRET EVIL arrives everywhere early this summer.
TELEPHONE / TELEFONO is Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas’ first full-length bilingual recording, to be released as a double-LP or CDs in both English and Spanish language versions, each with distinct production, lyrics, vocals, and arrangements.
Consequence Of Sound announced the albums yesterday with the release of the dual language single “Run Too Far” and “Escapar” in which they call “gold-flecked grooves of soul pop, jittery and shining with the same accessible vibes despite the varied language.” These songs will be available on all DSPs this Friday March 10th.
The EP is out tomorrow but you can have a listen today courtesy of The Independent as well as an interview with journalist Roisin O’Connor.
Moon Bounce premieres full stream of R&B tinged ‘Clean House’
Moon Bounce is Philadelphia’s mutant pop pioneer, Corey Regensburg. Walking the fine line between creation and disintegration, his output combines soulful vocals, bombastic percussion and explosive synthesis; obsessed with groove, yet on the verge of falling apart.
GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE present Dendritic, a collaborative, ambient album with several special guest musicians. The record is set for independent release in late April for Arbor Day – the holiday which celebrates and encourages planting and caring for trees — and the two acts will physically plant a tree for every preorder of the record placed.
Kikagaku Moyo Announce North American Tour
Today, Kikagaku Moyo announce their spring North American tour, to follow the release of their new EP ‘Stone Garden,’ out April 21st via Guruguru Brain. The tour will kick off in Philadelphia on May 2nd, and will take the band from the East to the West Coast.
‘Stone Garden’ started in a basement studio in Prague with a nearly continuous session over several days and nights. The original concept was influenced by the raw and seemingly endless jams of psychedelic pioneers. The freeform songs that emerged from those sessions were refined over several months at the band’s home in Tokyo where each song was sculpted into an uncommon form.
Fuzz-pop duo Yawn Mower drops “Paddle Out”
Rising up in the newly revived music scene in Asbury Park, fuzz-pop duo Yawn Mower are set to release their second EP of originals, What’s All This New Piss?, out March 11th, 2017.
Yawn Mower was formed in the summer of 2015 by Mike Chick (guitar, vox) and Biff Swenson (drums, vox) after their past projects had played together frequently over the years. The idea was simple, make fuzzy surfy good time tunes while having a blast doing it. The band has played with Mothers (Wichita Recordings), Screaming Females (Don Giovanni Records), Parlor Mob (Roadrunner Records), The Jigsaw Seen (Burger Records) and have performed at Convention Hall on Halloween, as well as The Stone Pony on New Years Eve. Their live show is a blend of, “high energy fuzz, comedic relief, and a healthy dose of familiar hits from bands much more successful than Yawn Mower.”
LINKIN PARK will release the official video for their debut single, “Heavy” today, Thursday March 9th at 7:00am PST. The video was directed by Tim Mattia (The 1975, Halsey, The Pretty Reckless). “Heavy” is available to stream and download on all digital partners.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi-based Power Pop / Alternative Rockers Paul Johnson and The About Last Nights have released the Official Video their single, “Burn It Down.” Originally premiered on Relix, “Burn It Down” is the first single off of their forthcoming, debut EP, Give Up The Ghost, due Spring 2017.
Nashville-based, Texas-born Americana artist K Phillips is set to release his latest album, Dirty Wonder, via Rock Ridge Music on March 10, 2017. Produced by award-winning songwriter Gordy Quist of The Band of Heathens and featuring a vocal cameo from Adam Duritz from Counting Crows, Dirty Wonder is a breakup record that’s part autobiographical, part imagined, and part observational, chronicling a third-party breakup K witnessed firsthand. It’s a redemptive album, brimming with clever allusions, pent-up sexual tension, and loveable roguish characters. The impactfully concise songs on Dirty Wonder are complimented by teardrop pedal steel guitar, rollicking blues piano, fuzzed out guitars, and gospel girl group vocals.
Writing and living through Dirty Wonder has been a profound process for K, and he hopes that his songs have an impact upon those who hear them. “While I am here, I want to connect through writing stories that help people get through whatever they’re going through,” he says.
Soulwax Share New Track “Missing Wires”
Today Soulwax are thrilled to share brand new track “Missing Wires”, taken from their forthcoming new album FROM DEEWEE, their first proper studio album in over a decade, that will see release on March 24th through Play It Again Sam.
After a period of extensive preparation and rehearsals, the album was recorded in its entirety on February 7th at the Dewaele brother’s DEEWEE studio in Ghent, Belgium, in just one take.
Twenty years to the day of the tragic murder of rapper The Notorious B.I.G. nerdcore/chip-hop rapper Mega Ran offers this heartfelt creative tribute to the man they called Biggie. Ran and producers Fresh Kils and DJ DN3 cleverly re-sample 10 classic B.I.G. bangers, adding new lyrics and perspective to the sounds of the legendary MC.
Today, Charlottesville, VA’s Gold Connections — led by songwriter, guitarist and lyricist Will Marsh — share the third track from their forthcoming self-titled debut EP out March 31st on Fat Possum. It comes in the guise of lilting, country-inflected “Isabel,” which builds from interlocking guitar patterns into an acid-drenched sonic storm rich in the tradition of the very best road-ready indie rock. Speaking of the track, Marsh says: “‘Isabel’ is not a song about a girl, but a blurred portrait of the circus we call love. It took two years to write because I kept on finding new bizarre angles…If Isabel is a girl then she’s parading somewhere out of view.”
Chronixx, the 24-year-old Jamaican reggae star, is the face of adidas SPEZIAL Spring Summer 2017 collection. Part of the adidas Originals output, SPEZIAL is inspired by the rich sportswear heritage of adidas’ own archive and its global cultural impact.
For SS17, SPEZIAL turns its attention to the parallels between Jamaican reggae culture and British football casual culture. At first glance, the two worlds seem glaringly different, but they share a host of commonalities linked through a love of music, football and fashion. The collection reinvents staples of modern menswear through iconic military jackets, tracksuits, knitted polo shirts, and the signature adidas 3-stripe trainers and leisure shoes.
Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival announces the daily lineup for the festival, taking place this June 16 and June 17. The lineups for both days speaks to all music enthusiasts with its unrivaled diversity of talent. Friday features artists including Bon Iver, playing with and honoring the legendary John Prine, as they present a one-of-a-kind set of songs by Prine entitled “The American Songbook,” Chance the Rapper, Julieta Venegas, and Sylvan Esso. Saturday sees much-anticipated musical collaborations from Paul Simon with yMusic and Big Red Machine, a project by festival curators Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of The National. Other highlights on Saturday include performances by Wilco, Feist, Danny Brown and Perfume Genius. Single-Day tickets are on sale today, March 9, 2017 at 10am CST.
Lodato and Joseph Duveen have just released their official remix of Clean Bandit, Sean Paul and Anne Marie’s ‘Rockabye’ on Atlantic Records. The crisp, pulsating bass accented by powerful synths and anthemic drums creates an endorphin releasing remix sure to take the festivals by storm this summer.
EVERLAST, DANNY BOY, and DJ LETHAL have reunited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the HOUSE OF PAIN classic track “Jump Around” with headlining shows across the Globe. The group reunite to perform House of Pain classic like “Jump Around”, “Shamrocks and Shenanigans”, and “Put on Your S**t Kickers”, and more.
It’s hard to believe that the rowdy Irish Americans got started way back in 1991, but for the past 20 years the group has maintained a high profile – topping the Billboard charts as a group and with solo efforts. It was a turn of a new decade when HOUSE OF PAIN changed the face of hip-hop with their self-titled debut album, going multi-platinum and launching one of the most memorable songs in hip-hop history with “Jump Around”. Now it’s the start of another new decade and HOUSE OF PAIN is ready to do it all over again.
VULTURE FESTIVAL IS COMING TO LOS ANGELES IN NOVEMBER 2017
Vulture today announced that its entertainment extravaganza Vulture Festival is expanding to Los Angeles in 2017, with a weekend of pop culture events set for November 18-19 at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt. The fourth edition of Vulture Festival New York will take place May 20-21 at Milk Studios, with both celebrating the best of today’s television, film, comedy, music, and more, over the course of a weekend-long series of high-profile events. The talent lineup for Vulture Festival New York will be announced in the spring, comprising roughly 40 events from panels to screenings to live podcast recordings. Past participants have included Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Poehler, Shonda Rhimes, Trevor Noah, Ethan Hawke, Solange, the Muppets, and many more.
“As the Vulture Festival in New York continued to grow – in attendees, sponsor revenue, and celebrity participation – we saw the opportunity to make it bicoastal,” says New York Media CEO Pam Wasserstein. “Vulture Festival Los Angeles strengthens the brand’s commitment to serving the industry and our LA audience.”
Pop singer/songwriter Tayler Buono signs with RCA Records and releases the official music video for her hit track “Technically Single” (Click Here To Watch). The single will impact Top 40 radio on March 13th.
“Technically Single” was written by Tayler and The Gifted (Cardiknox, Matt Thomas), who also produced the track, and currently has over 20 million streams on Spotify. Upon its release Billboard said, “she continues to captivate audiences with her refreshingly authentic perspective and stunning voice,” while PopCrush said she is “definitely one to be watched.” Earlier this year, Tayler released a remix EP of “Technically Single” which featured remixes from Lenno, Before You Exit, Instant Karma and Mokita.
TENDER share new track “Erode”
Operating out of their basement studio in London, TENDER create beautifully seductive dark electronica in the same vein as Jungle or Caribou. Today the duo share “Erode,” the first track off their debut full-length album out this summer on Partisan Records.
TENDER’s lyrics explore the raw, often devastating, emotions that accompany falling in and out of love. “Erode”– marked by the bands signature minimalist guitar work, swelling synths and crooning vocals– is a meditation on the healing and work that goes into rebuilding one’s self after a relationship takes its toll.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Aimee Mann’s music video for her track “Patient Zero” premieres on NPR Music, who calls the single, “gorgeous.” Of the video, director Daniel Ralston says, “I believe ‘Patient Zero’ is a song about Hollywood disappointment. I wanted to make a video about the same thing, on a smaller scale. James Urbaniak plays The Dresser on a fictitious (but very serious) play called The Hermit. Bradley Whitford plays The Actor at the heart of the performance.
NPR Music Premieres Chris Bathgate’s First Single From New LP
Dizzy Seas is Bathgate’s fourth full-length album; a brilliant collection of recordings that collage together to make a whole, not in a seamless way, but almost like a photo album that has been edited to force you, the listener, to put yourself into the story, to add to that narrative. The music itself is borne of daydreams, and invites you to join in, with the album having left a door unlocked for you to enter by Bathgate’s inimitable skill in, as NPR puts it, “the art of distilling alienation into bruised-sounding beauty.”
Public Service Broadcasting Announce New Single “Progress”
‘I believe in progress’. As statements go, it’s a pretty powerful one, and entirely suitable for Public Service Broadcasting, a band who have risen from eccentric, self-releasing, DIY outsiders to major festival mainstays and radio favorites in seemingly no time at all.
The new single sees the band return to the fold following their massively successful second album, 2015’s The Race For Space, a record that charted in the UK at #11 and achieved Silver status in the UK, saw them sell out shows at the National Space Centre and Brixton Academy and release subsequent live and remix albums.
Kevin McGuire’s new single
Born in Glasgow, Kevin McGuire may be Scotland’s answer to the Country music wave currently sweeping the UK.
Beginning his career at the age of 17, Kevin quickly went on to perform in top venues including King Tuts, the o2 Academy, ABC and The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Over the last few years, Kevin has managed to build up a following across parts of the UK from supporting artists ranging from the likes of Union J to Deacon Blue. Perhaps this says a lot about Kevin’s music, appealing to many age-groups and styles.
A.B. Soarin’ x FreshfromDE “Perfect Symmetry”
Boston, MA recording artist A.B. Soarin’ releases the latest visual “Perfect Symmetry” featuring executive producer FreshfromDE, off his latest studio mixtape “The ABCD.” The catchy, melodious, Latrell James produced song has undoubtedly became a fan-favorite and one of A.B.’s most successful to date. Since its initial release last November it has since surpassed some of his most notable records and continues to rise in numbers. Most who are familiar with previous projects would agree that, A.B. and Fresh are an ideal combination, or as the song title suggests have “Perfect Symmetry.” Fresh’ infectious hook and bridge, along with the cohesive blend of A.B.’s background vocals, lay the foundation and enhance the colourful imagery portrayed in the video.
The band performance times and an expanded list of tattoo artists from around the world have been announced for America’s largest tattoo and music festival, Travis Barker’s MUSINK, presented by KROQ, March 17, 18, and 19 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA.
Now in its 10th year, the three-day tattoo convention, car show and concert will feature hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists, Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low ‘N’ Slow Car Show, a vendor village and music from NOFX, The Used, Bad Religion, Pennywise, and more.
Anna Coogan has been preparing for this moment her whole life, ever since she was a girl growing up in Boston, influenced by her classical opera training and her father’s protest albums by Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan. After several efforts with her Pacific Northwest-based alt-country band north 19, a pair of well-received indie solo releases and a collaboration with producer JD Foster (2014’s Birth of the Stars), Coogan’s latest is a stylistic breakthrough. Anna Coogan will release The Lonely Cry of Space & Time on April 28.
Young Galaxy Return!
On the new single the band says, “We can no longer stand idly by and rely only on the people who shape the world for us culturally and politically. We must stay true to ourselves and feel the courage of our convictions in the face of polarizing political and personal views. But most of all, we must show empathy, compassion and love – even when faced with increasing existential threats, and fear and hostility. This song is a statement of intent, as we enter a new era, to hopefully serve as a reminder to ourselves of what our responsibilities are as artists in this troubled time.”
Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop phenom, BABYMETAL has announced that they will be supporting KORN on their US Tour, kicking off in June. BABYMETAL will join the tour with Stone Sour, the band lead by Slipknot’s vocalist Corey Taylor, Skillet, Yelawolf, and Ded Islander. The tour kicks off on June 18th in Albuquerque, NM, and wraps up on June 25th in Nampa, ID. Full tour dates listed below.
This announcement comes on the heels of monumental performances with METALLICA and GUNS N’ ROSES – as well as a string of upcoming support dates with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, kicking off on April 12th in Washington D.C.
Jabberjaw Media, an independent talk and entertainment podcast network founded by Matt Carter (Emery, The BadChristian Podcast)and Mike Mowery (Outerloop Management & Records), has been paving the way for podcast platforms since their launch in November 2015. The network’s unique and groundbreaking shows include Lead Singer Syndrome with frontman Shane Told of rock band Silverstein, the Modern Vinyl Podcast, Washed Up Emo, The Mike Herrera Hour, The MetalSucks Podcast, The Bad Christian Podcast, Break it Down with Matt Carter, 100 Words or Less, Peer Pleasure, and more. In its first year, Jabberjaw Media has hosted groundbreaking shows and interviews – such as John Bunch’s final interview before his untimely passing on Washed Up Emo. The success of Lead Singer Syndrome has paved the path for the show’s exclusive All Access Club, and the show continues to produce engaging interviews with a diverse array of lead singers with the approach of peer to peer candor. Further, the shows Break It Down with Matt Carter,Modern Vinyl, Mike Herrera Hour and Peer Pleasure are all shows that can be heard weekly on idobi Radio.
Little Person blend harmony & gloom on the dazzling “Somebody Said”
The story of NYC-based indie-rock band Little Person can be broken down succinctly around the number two. The project of twin brothers and multi-instrumentalists Max and Nicky Weinbach, Little Person continues to draw inspiration from legendary songwriting talents like Burt Bacharach (alliteration!) following a recent change of coasts from the Bay Area to the Big Apple.
British pop’s frontrunner, Anne-Marie, has unveiled the official video for her new single “Ciao Adios,” which was shot in Marrakesh, Morocco and directed by Basak Erol (watch here).
Rising singer/songwriter Jacob Banks, has unveiled the video for his debut single “Unholy War.” The anthemic track, which reached the #1 spot on Hype Machine charts upon its release, is off his upcoming EP The Boy Who Cried Freedom (out this April). The video is the first of a two-part narrative that Jacob wrote and co-directed himself – a short cinematic effort featuring a father and son duo playing the protagonists in opposite of a Freddy Kruger-esque villain. The video, which was shot against the majestic Colorado mountain landscape.
FAULKNER have teamed up with Complex to premiere their long awaited single “Keep Your Enemies Closer.” Produced by RZA and featuring a co-write and vocals from rapper Royce Da 5’9″, “Keep Your Enemies Closer” is the first listen from FAULKNER since the release of their debut EP, Revanchist. FAULKNER is the only independent band in recent memory to co-write with two legendary rappers on their upcoming debut album.
“Keep your enemies closer was inspired from my time on the street and reading Robert Greene’s 48 laws of power. Greene is the Clausewitz of our century,” says FAULKNER’s frontman Lucas Asher. “Royce Da 5’9″ brings that Detroit aggression and flow, nobody can touch him past or present. We are honored that he saw something in us and wanted to co-write ‘Keep Your Enemies Closer.'”
Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – featuring members of metal frontrunners Soilwork and Arch Enemy – have announced the title of their upcoming record. The band’s third studio album will be entitled Amber Galactic and is scheduled to be released on May 19, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
Commented singer Björn Strid: “‘Amber Galactic’ was made during late nights and way too early mornings, when sometimes, in the corner of your eye, you can catch a glimpse of another dimension, where all the women are heartbroken space commanders in evening gowns, the champagne is always free and the drugs won’t hurt you. We wanted to create more than just a listening experience, instead we want it to be an alternative reality. We hope that after listening to Amber Galactic, you’ll be wide-eyed, horny and slightly drunk.”
To mark 30 years since the release of U2’s fifth studio album The Joshua Tree, an anniversary edition of the iconic record will be released by Interscope Records on June 2, 2017.
Alongside the 11-track album, the super deluxe collector’s edition includes a live recording of The Joshua Tree Tour 1987 Madison Square Garden concert; rarities and B-sides from the album’s original recording sessions; as well as 2017 remixes from Daniel Lanois, St Francis Hotel, Jacknife Lee, Steve Lillywhite and Flood; plus an 84-page hardback book of unseen personal photography shot by The Edge during the original Mojave Desert photo session in 1986.
Nick Pope premieres single, “Houses” via ALL THINGS GO
Nick Pope is a multi-instrumentalist out of Boston, and a member of the music collective Odd Gift Records. Originally a drummer, Nick now writes and plays all the instruments on his records along with making art for his shows and albums. To really clear things up, he’s a huge fan of Duke Ellington’s solos, Whitney Houston performing the National Anthem, Radiohead in general, Kelly Clarkson’s “Break Away,” the key change in “Thong Song”, and Yes’ first three albums.
A few weeks after a first audio excerpt and following their self-titled debut EP (2014, Tenacity Music), Swiss metal/progressive mongers Scars Divide finally released their new 2-tracks concept-EP called “Sons Of Terminator” for vinyl and digital formats on Bandcamp.
RUN RIVER NORTH “29”
LA-based indie rock band Run River North announce a North American headline tour, starting May 3 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Thad Kopec’s particular style of baroque pop is rooted in the imaginative power of the night. During his formative years on a farm in Central Florida, frequent bouts of insomnia brought him into contact with the ambiguity of darkness. His songwriting voice, born in wakeful solitude and proximity to the dream-state, reckons with the mysteries of night that we find in the fabric of everyday life.
Saint Pé recently announced a run of U.S. tour dates, beginning on April 7 at WFMU’s Monty Hall in Jersey City, NJ, followed by an album release show on April 8 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY (with labelmates Las Rosas) and dates in Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, Athens, and Nashville.
Ho99o9 announced their debut album yesterday and now they’ve released a video for the title track “United States of Horror” prod by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio. Directed by Behn Fannin, the video is a political undertaking that addresses our current situation and provides solutions that only Ho99o9 could come up with.
Erik Hassle Premieres Official Video For “Missing You”
Swedish soul-pop artist Erik Hassle today unveiled the video for “Missing You,” the emotionally-charged lead single taken from his new album, “Innocence Lost.” The clip sees a heartbroken Hassle, singing alone on a stage in an empty hall, the smoke and melancholy-drenched scene echoing the song’s sombre tone perfectly. Shot on location in Eskilstuna, Sweden, the video was directed by Alexander Dahl.
Kaleido Release “Die Tryin” Off of Upcoming ‘Experience’
Detroit based rock band Kaleido has released the third single, “Die Tryin,” off of their upcoming debut album, Experience. Recorded at The Pipeyard Studio in Plymouth, MI, Experience is due to release May 19th, 2017.
SOOHAN – ‘Archetapes’ Out Now
Back with his fourth full-length album, SOOHAN makes a tremendous statement with ARCHETAPES. Returning to his tried and true abilities for remixing world music in a way of spreading its influence to shores beyond, Soohan tackles tracks largely from yesteryear in Archetapes, shining new light on older musical selections. Trap and heavy bass influences find a surprising niche in a diverse array of musical stylings without disrupting their original flow, a triumph of sample-based work in an age where the art form is less and less common. Soohan also links with the likes of HÄANA and Jackson Whalan, in addition to remixing David Starfire, providing tastes of the present and future that blend timelessly with the past. A must-hear work for fans of instrumental hip-hop, all electronic music, and sample-based music.
Following LORDE’s highly-anticipated return with new single “Green Light,” the singer sets the release of her second full-length album Melodrama for June 16 via LAVA/Republic Records.
Melodrama is available for pre-order now across all digital service providers. Each pre-order will include an instant download of brand new track “Liability,” produced by Lorde and Jack Antonoff, and current single “Green Light,” produced by Lorde, Jack Antonoff, and Frank Dukes.
Overlake has announced its sophomore LP, Fall, due out May 12th via Bar/None Records. A follow-up to the band’s 2014 debut Sighs, it features eight tracks of noisy, reverb-drenched dream-pop that draw influence from ’90s favorites like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Yo La Tengo while still maintaining a modern vibe. The album was recorded and co-produced by Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, Jennifer O’Connor.)
Secret Shine premieres single, “Falling Again” via SPILL MAGAZINE
Back in the early 90’s Secret Shine got snatched up by seminal indiepop label Sarah Records, because Sarah could hear the hooks in the haze, the vitality in the vocals, so much more than a trend, so much more than a sound. It’s obvious Secret Shine grew up in love with pop, in love with ABBA, in love with the Smiths.
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight Shares “The Lucky One” Video
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight shares the video for “The Lucky One” a new track distributed by Joyful Noise Recordings. When talking about the track Mike says, “Our video for “The Lucky One”, is a hardcore tribute to a portion of Zbignew Rybczynski’s 1990 experimental masterwork, “Orkiestra”.
TeamMate’s togetherness shines in their video for “Damage”
TeamMate’s Dani Buncher (Drums, vocals) and Scott Simons (keys, synths, vocals) sense of togetherness shines strong on the video for their festival and arena ready single “Damage” directed by Rodeo Show directing duo McCoy | Meyer.
“Their infectious pop-rock sound beats at the core of the group. At first glance, you might turn to cheeky anthem rock sound, until you begin really diving into the textures of high-energy drums and spirit lifting pop chorus’, and really see the explosiveness of this group.” – Earmilk
Swedish band Francobollo reveal video for ‘Good Times’
Following the release of their acclaimed ‘Wonderful’ EP in late 2016, Sweden’s Francobollo are today unveiling an irrepressibly comedic video for new single – ‘Good Times’.
Joe Marson Announces ‘Electric Soul Magic Vol. II’
Los Angeles-based alternative soul rocker Joe Marson has made waves with the release of his latest tracks, “No Retreat” and the politically-fueled, “Explore/Explode,” leaving fans anticipating his next big move. Today, Marson is answering that call as he announces the official release date of his forthcoming EP, Electric Soul Magic Vol. II, set for April 14, 2017. The second installment in a series of EP releases Marson has planned, Electric Soul Magic Vol. II features six soulful tracks infused with blues, rock and grunge, each packing a unique punch paired with the songwriter’s soaring vocals.
Current Swell “It Aint Right” postcard
The band is prepping to release their first single “It Ain’t Right” from their upcoming album ‘When to Talk and When to Listen’ (out 5/12). Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Cold War Kids, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay) produced the album over four weeks in two vastly different locales: Nashville and Vancouver. The former is where King lives and does most of his studio work; the latter is a ferry ride away from where Current Swell makes its home. Both cities have music at their core, which gave King and Current Swell common ground on which to build their new relationship.
Current Swell has a proven track record in its home country – two singles from 2014’s Ulysses hit No. 1 on iTunes Canada’s rock chart, both landing Top 10 on the commercial rock charts in Canada. A solid fanbase has taken the group across four continents – North America, South America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand. But, all signs point to When To Talk And When To Listen casting a wider net.
Sam Rae captures eyes and ears with an alluring honesty as she blends her improvisational performance past with midwestern folk roots, and a curious soul-filled voice.
FEN: No Clean Singing Streams Winter Full-Length From Atmospheric Black Metallers In Its Entirety
Tomorrow marks the official release of Winter, the gorgeous fifth full-length from atmospheric black metallers FEN. As a precursor to its long-anticipated release, today No Clean Singing is streaming the record in its entirety, issuing of the offering, “While the spine of the music is atmospheric black metal, in its fully fleshed-out form it’s very much a prog album, intricate and rich in its textures and elaborate in its ever-changing instrumental variations. The drums will blast, the guitars will swarm, and the vocals will claw at your throat in abrasive snarls and impassioned cries. But the harsh, savage energy in the music is more than counterbalanced by other elements that become kaleidoscopic in the cascade of their sonic colors.”
Sen Dog, the veteran rapper and member of the popular hip-hop group Cypress Hill, has lent his talent to a new project, produced by Biohazard front man and veteran producer Billy Graziadei. Originally premiered on Metal Underground, the track showcases Bratana’s Val Lapin on vocals, singing in unison with Sen Dog as he raps, while Graziadei shreds on the guitar.
Today, Pumarosa release the music video for “Dragonfly” which premiered this morning on NYLON: watch HERE. “Dragonfly” is the first single from their forthcoming debut album The Witch, out May 19 via Harvest Records in the U.S.
Los Angeles electronic duo FYOHNA have released their debut single “Ghost Heart.” The single will be on the duo’s new self-titled EP which will be released on April 28th. “Ghost Heart” is premiering on Ones To Watch and is available to stream on the duo’s official Soundcloud and Spotify.
“‘Ghost Heart’ is about being with someone long after knowing it’s over, about your heart being so finished that it feels dead,” vocalist Katarina Gleicher explained. “It sounds pretty tragic, but it’s also about liberation. There is freedom in letting yourself be a little broken and unapologetically owning your pain.”
Critically acclaimed multi-instrumentalist ZZ Ward premieres the music video for her newest track “The Deep” TODAY via W. Click HERE to watch! ZZ first premiered the bluesy pop song which featured Joey Purp on The Fader and it has since garnered praise for ZZ’s signature soulful vocals.
The song marks ZZ’s first new material in 2017 and introduces her anxiously awaited second full-length album, which is set to arrive this summer.
“Add this one to your International Women’s Day playlist!
Social media star Maggie Lindemann will release the music video for her new single “Pretty Girl” on Thursday, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the clip. The video was directed by Roman White (Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood).
In the defiant pop track, Lindemann, 18, blasts haters and affirms that she’s more than her appearance.
“F— your ribbons and your pearls / ‘Cause I’m not just a pretty girl / I’m more than just a picture / I’m a daughter and a sister,” she sings on the infectious single. “There’s more to me than people know.”