Roya Premiere “A Sickness” Via Wonderland
Roya share, via Wonderland, the second single from their debut self-titled record, “A Sickness.” The first track, “End Times” had been revealed, on Brooklyn Vegan, the day after the results of the American presidential election. The video accompanying the song tracks a hundred years of violent and disturbing history.
Gorillaz are back. The world’s most successful virtual band will make their highly anticipated return with a new studio album titled Humanz, to be released by Warner Bros. on April 28th, 2017.
Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilight Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are – as always – joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis among others.
Cajsa Siik is sharing “White Noise”
Following on from her highly acclaimed 2014 sophomore album ‘Contra’, Swedish-native Cajsa Siik returns with her latest full-length ‘Domino’, due out on the 2nd June via Birds Records, and will include the new singles ‘Talk To Trees’, ‘White Noise’, and ‘Empire Mine’.
Much like her previous releases, Cajsa Siik aims to inject a pop sensibility into an avant-garde and experimental disposition. Giving her a sound that is both accessible and atmospheric in the process. Recorded in Stockholm with producer Rolf Klinth, ‘Domino’ sees the songstress embark on a much bolder direction than in her previous material that still manages to maintain her core sound.
Dan Misha Goldman Premieres Single, “Corners” via IMPOSE
Montreal/LA based Dan Misha Goldman creates music that is a narcotic buoyancy for unnerving times.
Most recently, Goldman created scores for film makers Tess Girard, Joe Clement, Weronika Mliczewska, and Matt Wright. Goldman has also collaborated with Astronaut Chris Hadfield on orchestral arrangements for a record largely recorded in orbit, played guitar and keys in Hydra — the 7 headed Juggernaut featuring Feist, and created performance piece ‘The Treatment’ along with Torquil Campbell (Stars) and Daniela Gesundheit (Snowblink) for Toronto’s Luminato Festival.”
HIDEOUS DIVINITY: Italian Death Metal Act Unleashes “Angel Of Revolution”
Next month, Italian death metal unit HIDEOUS DIVINITY, which features within its ranks current and former members of Hour Of Penance and Aborted, will unleash the long-awaited Adveniens full-length via Unique Leader.
The Dahmers – ‘In The Dead of Night’
As dusk settles in and night time approaches The Dahmers rise from their coffins once more. Like bloodthirsty creatures of rock n roll they will burst out into the moonlight leaving solitude behind on a rampage for terror. 13 nerve breaking songs dedicated to the darkest of hours that will cut you down ruthlessly. A mutation of garage punk, energic rock and 60s pop makes ‘In The Dead Of Night’ a Frankensteins monster of music.
BRIDGIT MENDLER’s New Single
Following a successful SxSW this past week, independent recording artist Bridgit Mendler has released a new single “Can’t Bring This Down,” a collaboration with up and coming New Orleans MC Pell. Posting close to 240,000 plays on Spotify to date with over 1.5 million monthly listeners since it was released just last Friday, March 17, the smooth R&B track was Bridgit’s highest daily listen so far, besting her previous singles “Temperamental Love” (a collaboration with Toronto-based artist Devontée) and “Do You Miss Me At All.”
Today, Canadian ambient-pop duo You’ll Never Get To Heaven are streaming their upcoming album ‘Images’ a day early exclusively at their Bandcamp page. ‘Images’ their third full-length album is due this Friday, March 24th, 2017.
On April 21, Jason Eady returns with his first album in more than three years in partnership with Thirty Tigers. The self-titled release marks his sixth full-length effort and finds the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merging his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots-oriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting.
This week, Eady shared “Waiting To Shine,” the third single from the forthcoming album. Taste of Country called the song “infectious.”
The Vex drop their New EP and share ‘Living in The’
A visceral rejection of the self-remove and narcissism engendered by social media, ‘Living In The’ broils with righteous indignation, recalling The Clash’s ‘Know Your Rights’ in its call-to-arms intensity. As Vex frontman Jacko explains:
“Inspired by the wonderful words of English philosopher Alan Watts, who has become a huge influence of mine, ‘Living In The’ is about existing in an eternal NOW. It’s all there ever has been and all there ever will be. With today’s mobile phone culture, it sadly seems more important to photograph or record an event than to be totally present and take it all in. As the song’s title suggests, we play and feel the NOW.”
We’d love to share with you new music from rock / pop band The Elliotts. They are from Melbourne, Australia are here in the US to Tour this March/April. The band have just completed a very busy week of showcasing at SXSW in Austin, TX and are now heading out across the country in support of their newest EP ‘Aeroplane’.
Their sound is upbeat, melodic rock with a blend of pop. The band recently toured through Europe and have performed endless shows nationally within Australia. This is the bands first US tour and so far the American market LOVE them!
Two-time Edison award winning, Grammy® nominated trumpeter, composer, producer, designer of innovative instruments and interactive media Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is set to release three albums to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the very first Jazz recordings of 1917. Collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy, the series’ first release Ruler Rebel is out 3/31 via Ropeadope.
Today, Stereogum premiered the album’s title track, saying “Christian Scott is making some of the most interesting music in the jazz world right now.” Listen to the track in the Ugly Beauty column on Stereogum.
ALL TIME LOW UNVEIL “LAST YOUNG RENEGADE”
Fueled By Ramen band All Time Low has announced the premiere of a brand new track and companion video. “Last Young Renegade” debuts today on Fueled By Ramen’s official YouTube channel. Frontman Alex Gaskarth commented on the clip, alluding to video’s narrative he stated, “This is where the story begins.”
“Stand By,” the new single from emerging singer, songwriter, and performer Jonny P, premiered yesterday at Billboard and is now available here. Of the song, Billboard praises, “…it shows the Bronx-born, Nashville-based singer to be a soul stylist straddling the line between classic and contemporary.”
Enigmatic duo Still Young have announced their highly-anticipated new single ‘White Label (Is This Love)’, out now via Steve Angello’s respected SIZE imprint.
Pushing their creative boundaries even further, Still Young take the iconic Bob Marley song ‘Is This Love’ and transform the reggae-infused hit into a club-facing track. ‘White Label (Is This Love)’ focuses on a warped take of Bob Marley’s powerful vocal before propelling into waves of electrifying breakdowns and fluttering synths.
Land Of Talk Release Second New Single “This Time,”
Land of Talk has unveiled its second single off forthcoming new album Life After Youth, “This Time.” The song that served as the spark for the Montreal-based band’s – led by Elizabeth Powell – first LP since 2010’s Cloak and Cipher, the song hears Powell rediscovering her musical muse: “I just wanted to repeat those lyrics over and over again, because that’s all I really had to say. At that point, music became a self-help thing, a coping mechanism-because music is how I understand myself and the world.”
Urban Cone Announce ‘Old School – Remixes’
Swedish electro-pop band Urban Cone announce their forthcoming Old School – Remixes and shares one of the remixes, “Old School (Luca Schreiner Remix)”, today via all digital platforms. This collection of remixes features interpretations on the original track by a diverse mix of critically acclaimed producers and will be released April 7th on Interscope Records/Universal Sweden. The Stockholm-based band has enjoyed success with their past releases – their debut album, 2013’s Our Youth, 2015’s Polaroid Memories and collaborations with Tove Lo and Porter Robinson, among others. The band’s feel good, indie electro-pop vibe has received raves from Vice’s Thump, Brooklyn Vegan, Idolator and Stereogum, among others. Urban Cone are currently in the studio working on their new album.
Fueled By Ramen alt synth-pop band flor today announced the release of their debut album, come out. you’re hiding., on May 19. Pre-orders of the album are available here: http://flyt.it/florcoyh. A full tracklisting is below.
San Angelo, TX based band, DozerTX have gained some esteem over the last year with their infectious, aggressive, yet emotional pop-punk style and unique dual vocalists. The band formed in 2014, when Kevin Cale (formerly of Handguns) wanted to branch out to write and release music on his own. After returning home from extensive touring, he reconnected with friends and other musicians to creatively form DozerTX, which consists of vocalist/bassist Miles Mcmillan, guitarist Eli Kypfer and drummer Mark Jimenez. Earlier this month, the band unleashed their sophomore EP Centerpiece which was produced by Luke Garrigus and Joey Hernandez at Blackroom Studios.
Critically acclaimed Irish musician Fionn Regan’s new song “Cormorant Bird” premieres on NPR Music, who proclaim, “‘Cormorant Bird,’ does a nice job picking up on the feathery acoustic sweetness and poetic ambition of the singer’s early work, while adding a bit of orchestral sweep to his approachable, plainspoken sound.”
MARTIN GARRIX & DUA LIPA RELEASE “SCARED TO BE LONELY – THE REMIXES VOL. 2”
Following the release of Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa’s Scared To Be Lonely – The Remixes Vol. 1, the pair have now unveiled the second wave of official remixes, Scared To Be Lonely – The Remixes Vol. 2, available today at all digital service providers.
Scared to Be Lonely – The Remixes Vol 2. sees Gigamesh, Medasin, Loud Luxury, Conro, Loopers and Joe Mason re-imagining the hit single to deliver a package brimming with sure fire bangers.
West Africa’s iconic dance-band, Orchestra Baobab’s highly anticipated album, Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng is now streaming exclusively on NPR’s “First Listen.” Of the record, NPR proclaims, “Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng is full of charm and easy grace…Long live Orchestra Baobab.”
Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng is due out on March 31 via World Circuit Records—the band’s first album in nearly a decade, which comes almost half a century since their formation.
Daye Jack releases “No Data”
Born in Nigeria, raised in the burbs of Atlanta, inspired by his old man and Steve Jobs to program computers, and downright deadly on the microphone, rapper, singer, and artist Daye Jack really made the most of his first 21 years. “I just want to do me and see what happens,” he affirms. It’s worked out so far… and today, he debuts his next project, “No Data” via Warner Bros. Records.
Mansionz Release Their Eponymous Debut Album
Today, the visually ingenious and musically gifted duo known as Mansionz release their self-titled debut album. The collection boasts an array of wide-ranging guest appearances that include G-Eazy, Soren Bryce, Cyhi the Prynce, Dennis Rodman and more. The album includes previously released tracks “STFU,” “Rich White Girls,” and the latest single “Dennis Rodman” Feat. Dennis Rodman. Released on Island Records the set is available now across all digital service providers.
SIR SLY RELEASE NEW SINGLE “HIGH”
“High” comes out. “It’s an upbeat anthem about ego death” lead singer Landon Jacobs told the biographer, while I was on the other line of the conference call. “It really opened up the honesty of the record.” Fittingly, it’s the first song from a forthcoming album that is lived-in, loose, and against all odds, a celebration. Thanks for listening.” – Hayden
GRIDFAILURE: Hostile Alchemy Out Now And Streaming
NYC-area experimental project GRIDFAILURE has just released Hostile Alchemy, a nine-track soundtrack to a crumbling political world order, a dying ecosystem, and a worldwide race to thermonuclear apocalypse, the album constructed during the 2016 US election cycle.
The countdown has started, with British progressive sludgers OHHMS set to release their compelling debut “The Fool” next week on Holy Roar Records. Stream the album in its entirety via Metal Hammer now!
With “The Fool”, OHHMS have once again left nothing to chance and deliver a well-thought-out album made of five intense, sludge-fueled songs spanning the course of an hour. As with their EPs, the UK five piece manages to transcend the listener through the thunderous force of their riffs, and wise the crowd up to politically-charged topics by means of Paul Waller’s vocal firepower.