Misery Loves Company, consisting of Jimmy Ruggiero, Mike Williams, Joe Mascio JR, and Anthony Caggiano, are a Post-Emo band from South Jersey who recently signed with Revival Recordings, home to music groups; Alesana, Famous Last Words, and The Funeral Portrait. Today, the band is proud to announce they will be hitting the road with Hot Gospel this spring in support of their brand new EP, Love Notes and Highways which released last month. The tour kicks off in Galloway, NJ at Pitney Pub and will weave its way through the northeast, completing in Baltimore, MD. Fans can head over to RevivalRecs.com now for all ticket information.
Coasts new video for ‘Paradise’
Having clocked up millions of streams and over 100,000 sales thanks to singles such as Modern Love, A Rush of Blood, You and Oceans – with the latter two making it onto BBC Radio 1’s B-list – COASTS career has taken them to the very top of the game, including appearances at major festivals such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Lollapalooza.
Los Angeles electronic duo FYOHNA have released a live video for their debut single “Ghost Heart.” The video showcases singer Katarina Gleicher’s vocal range and the duo’s intricate and unique live setup. “Ghost Heart” will be on FYOHNA’s self-titled debut EP, produced by Aron Forbes, Chris Spilfogel and Elliot Glasser, which is now available for pre-order and will be released on April 28th. View the live video on Atwood Magazine and FYOHNA’s official YouTube channel.
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.
Nostalgia exploded into the Melbourne music scene in late 2016 with darkness and seduction to establish an innovative alternative R&B sound. Drawing from a wide range of influences, he is able to sustain a traditional element whilst laced with hints of EDM and ambiance.
The enticing single, ‘Face’, serves as a taste tester and lead single to the upcoming project by the crooner, teeming with influences from the city of Melbourne. The title showcases a range of dark and symbolic sounds blended in with the creation of various atmospheric vibes to deliver art unlike anything else heard before.
College (real name David Grellier) – best known for his track ‘A Real Hero’, which was featured heavily in Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film ‘Drive’ – has today announced the release of his new album Shanghai; the follow up to Save The Day EP (2014), Heritage (2012), Northern Council (2011), A Real Hero EP (2009), Teenage Color EP (2008) and Secret Diary (2008). The 15-track concept album will be released via Bristol, UK independent label Invada Records (Stranger Things soundtrack, Drive soundtrack, BEAK>) on 28th April.
BRIT-nominated trio Disciples have unveiled the music video for their latest single ‘On My Mind’.
Shot at London’s Ministry of Sound, the visual features the trio as they prepare for their live set at the revered music venue. The video also includes a captivating vocal performance from Duvall.
Public Service Broadcasting Share “Progress” Video On NPR
Public Service Broadcasting today share the video for their current single Progress. Directed by Lucy Dawkins and Tom Readdy, previous collaborators of the band on their videos for Sputnik and Go! and produced by Yes Please Productions, the video is a playful look at a serious and pertinent topic, namely mechanisation and its true place in the ‘progress’ of humanity. The clip is inspired by sixties’ cold war films and was filmed in a jet engine testing facility in Suffolk, itself a nod to the band’s past with debut album track Spitfire, written about the design and construction of the famous fighter plane. Given that Progress nods to Kraftwerk, the band were keen to make the video a similarly respectful yet knowing doff of the cap in the legendary group’s direction.
Psychedelic Norwegian alt-country troupe DIG DEEPER share new single “Stars Tonight”
Dig Deeper seeks into the Norwegian mountains with their spacious, glacial sounds, long, layered grooves and singer Einar Kaupang´s heartfelt honesty. Their electric Norwegian road rock has a prominent psychedelic prefix and sets itself out with a clear storytelling approach. The songs here draw up the outlines of a man trying to “make it” in today´s Europe. These are songs of escape, distance, travel, identity, loss, and the search for freedom.
UK’s progressive sludgers OHHMS have teamed up with Metal Injection to premiere their demolishing new video for “The World”, and celebrate the recent release of their debut album “The Fool” on Holy Roar Records.
EP: JANGO, ‘ALONE BY CHOICE’
Pacific Northwest-based rapper/singer Jango presents Alone By Choice, Jango’s new mixtape produced by Jimmy Hill of Amplified Wax, the production house responsible for a platinum record for Matthew Koma, as well as collaborations with Myles Kennedy and Eva Simons.
The Wooden Sky release new track ‘Deadhorse Creek’
Canadian alt-rock quartet The Wooden Sky have premiered ?Deadhorse Creek?, listen here LINK, a track taken from their forthcoming album ?Swimming In Strange Waters?, released this Friday April 7th via Nevado Music. Described by The Line Of Best Fit as ?a track that builds and builds and builds, blooming and growing from a warm, dawn-rise opus into a summer scorcher with sun-frenched riffs and major pep?, ?Deadhorse Creek? is named after the body of water that runs through frontman Gavin Gardiner?s hometown of Morden, Manitoba. On the track The Wooden Sky create a layered soundscape with backward guitar, easygoing harmonica and a crooning slide guitar that all erupt in a foot-stomping, rollicking jam.
DIY has shared the new Track from Sleep Party People entitled “The Missing Steps”. The pseudonym of Copenhagen singer-songwriter Brian Batz, Sleep Party People is set to release a new album ‘Lingering’, out 6/2 on Joyful Noise Recordings.
Sleep Party People have announced a new album Lingering, due out June 2 2017 through Joyful Noise Recordings. Written, recorded, produced and performed entirely by Danish multi-instrumentalist Brian Batz, Lingering – featuring collaborations with The Antlers’ Peter Silberman & Air vocalist Beth Hirsch – is Sleep Party People’s fourth studio album, and the first release since 2014’s Floating.
On April 7th, Norwegian four-piece The Megaphonic Thrift will release their album Sun Stare Sound in the US via Old Flame Records. In 2015, the record won a Spellemann Award (equivelant of a Norwegian Grammy Award) for best indie album. BrooklynVegan just premiered the band’s track “Interlopers,” saying Sun Stare Sound is “easily the poppiest record the band have made, and that bit of sunshine works well with their hazy sound.”
Emerging Tel Aviv-based producer, songwriter, and singer Noga Erez today shared the title track from her forthcoming debut album Off The Radar out June 2nd via City Slang. Debuting alongside a Q&A, Noisey says of Noga, “With her uncompromising weird-pop, this 26-year-old singer holds a mirror to a generation’s foibles, the Israeli government, and human accountability.”
Post Modern release music video for “Speak Soft”
Ambient rock quartet Post Modern from Columbus, OH has debuted their new single and music video “Speak Soft.” The atmospheric and melodic track would be right at home on a playlist with bands like Brand New and Circa Survive, while maintaining a certain amount of pop sensibility. The video (originally premiering with New Noise Magazine) is bathed in crimson red and paints a picture of the lyrics, which deal with the loss of faith and the inner conflict that can result from efforts of redemption.
The Other Stars announce new album
Today we get to announce the brand new album from The Other Stars entitled The Day We Met with their first single Future Distant History. The Day We Met is out April 28th on CD/Digital via Take This To Heart Records. Writers and reviewers can get the album stream below. Please email for a DL link.
Tom Swoon goes mysterious on social media
A mystery is currently unfolding in the world of electronic dance music. On 31st March, world-renowned EDM producer and DJ Tom Swoon teased fans with a mysterious upload on social media: a plain black image with a series of Roman numerals printed on it. As speculation grows as to what might be in store for the Polish superstar’s many supporters, fans are begging the question: could this be the release date for Swoon’s next big single? And why in such dramatic fashion?
With rumours picking up pace as to what the image might signify, music lovers with an ear for feel-good dancefloor bangers will have noticed a track ‘Atom’ that is suspected to be produced by Tom Swoon, being played out by some of the biggest names in the industry. David Guetta, Hardwell, Martin Garrix and Zedd are just a few who have shown support for ‘Atom’ in the days surrounding the image upload. Could this be related to the online mystery or just a coincidence? Are the numbers on the image perhaps a hint towards the date we can get our hands on the track?
On the eve of the release of their sophomore album, Happyness are streaming Write In on Hype Machine. Their sophomore album is out April 7th via Bar/None. After a successful SXSW, Happyness will be returning back to the states in May and June for a longer tour including an appearance at New York’s Northside Festival with U.S. Girls.
The 405 has streamed the new ‘Self-Titled’ LP from Fujiya & Miyagi. When talking about the new album lead singer David Best said, “We tried to make an uplifting record that mirrored the flow and form of our live shows whilst simultaneously taking the music to places we haven’t fully explored before. We created, for us anyway, an unusually positive record. Then, upon completion, the world went a bit mental. I hope it may provide a fleeting antidote to current anxieties, but i very much doubt it will.” The new LP will be out 4/7 on Impossible Objects Of Desire.
EXTREMITY — the new Bay Area death metal pact founded by Shelby Lermo (Vastum, Ulthar), Aesop Dekker (Worm Ouroboros, Ludicra, Agalloch), Marissa Martinez-Hoadley (Cretin, Repulsion), and Erika Osterhout (Necrosic, Scolex, Trepanation) — is streaming their entire Extremely Fucking Dead LP at Noisey, as the album nears release through 20 Buck Spin this week.
States Martinez-Hoadley, “Historically, all the bands I’ve been in were the result of what my oldest and dearest friends do, when we spend time together. EXTREMITY, is the first time I joined a band of acquaintances, and we built deeper friendships out of working together on this record. It’s been a lot of fun to get to know everyone more personally, and musically, and branch out into areas of extreme music that I wouldn’t normally think to write myself.” Lermo bluntly applies, “I truly believe that this might be our finest work to date.”
Alt-pop band Hey Violet debut the video for their latest single, “Break My Heart,” today on Vevo. The high school-set video was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Jesse Heath and Darren Craig for The Uprising Creative.
“We wanted the video to feel like the ultimate high school heartbreak,” says front woman Rena Lovelis. The story is told through the moody color palette and crazy visual edits which represent the intense range of emotions you go through during a break up and shows how quickly your feelings can change moment to moment.”
Foster the People has announced a string of U.S. tour dates for the summer. The tour will kick off on May 26 in San Diego, CA and make stops in cities including Dallas, Pittsburgh and Nashville before wrapping in Memphis, TN on August 1 – see full list of tour dates below. Tickets for the tour will be available to the public Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m. local time. The band is also performing at Neon Desert Music Festival in May, Mo Pop Festival in July and Lollapalooza in August.
Shannon McNally to release BLACK IRISH on June 9
Shannon McNally’s blues-Americana return, Black Irish will make you dance, break your heart, and save your soul. The album was recorded in Nashville, but its distinctive sense of place lies 210 miles west, where Memphis meets Mississippi. The primary colors of American music are black and white, and Black Irish displays that hybrid in many shades, mixing country, blues, soul, rock, folk balladry and classic pop. Shannon McNally will release Black Irish on June 9 via Compass Records. Pre-order Black Irish at iTunes HERE.
Black Irish is McNally’s most personal project yet, which is saying a lot, given the Americana singer-songwriter’s deep catalog. But it speaks to the power of connection, and the power of music to create it and to reflect it. The kick off track “You Made Me Feel For You”, was written by her producer, Americana icon, Rodney Crowell, and serves as a metaphor for their collaboration – how his particular understanding of her unique gifts pulled out the career-defining album many have been waiting for since she came on the scene.
LORDE’s “Green Light” Featured in HBO’s “Coming Soon” Teaser Video
Lorde’s latest single “Green Light” is featured in HBO’s “Coming Soon” teaser trailer announcing the network’s most anticipated returns and premieres. Opening with a montage of the HBO’s most dramatic moments this past year, the video then descends into a series-by-series rollout of upcoming premiere dates, with “Green Light’s” driving tempo and anthemic chorus getting fans excited for the return of their favorite series like Veep, The Leftovers, Game of Thrones and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
RUN RIVER NORTH Announce Tour With Rooney
Indie rock band Run River North announce they will be joining LA’s Rooney on the road, following their previously announced spring dates and festival performances.
The band will be in Kansas City for the Middle Of The Map music festival on May 5th, alongside a diverse lineup that includes headliners De La Soul, Talib Kweli and Jason Isbell. On Saturday, May 13, the band will join The XX and X Ambassadors at Atlanta’s biggest summer music festival, Shaky Knees (time TBA). Also, on Saturday, May 27 the band will be in Napa Valley, CA for a performance at the sold out Bottlerock Napa Valley Music & Wine Festival (time TBA).
Damaged Bug (John Dwyer) shares new song from 7″ with Black Pus
Today, the A-side of the new Damaged Bug (John Dwyer) and Black Pus (Lightning Bolt’s Brian Chippendale)’s new 7″, Dwyer’s unhinged, crazy funky “Rubber Lips” premiered via Consequence of Sound.
Coast Modern debut breezy new track, “Pockets Full of No”
Sometimes the only way to get ahead is to stop following the leader, and start running your own race. Coast Modern flies out of the pack with a refreshingly uninhibited sound for disenchanted dreamers everywhere. Building on an admiration for the spirit of misfit alternative bands and the fearless ethos of modern hip hop, the duo creates alternative pop with a wink that aims to push the genre into the future.
New York artist Liana Bank$ is excited to share the release of her brand new single, “Ghost,” which premiered today via Billboard. The track, produced by YOBO and written by Liana, is a signature Bank$ affair with its raw energy, witty lyrics and shimmering synth work. The beat bites insidiously as Liana’s rough and ready vocals glides on about late nights, selfies, raising a toast and ultimately ghosting out of the party.
Today, Thrice is proud to unveil the official video for “Hurricane,” their standout single from their ninth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. Directed by Y2K, the video chronicles an eerie, yet powerful and passionate love story. Fans may also recognize one of the lead actors from the “Black Honey” video released last summer.
“One of Many” By Erik Kramer
After a decade of hiding in the shadows as a sideman and session musician, Erik Kramer is stepping out with a powerful first collection of songs entitled ‘Missed the Boat’. The 27-year old Brooklyn resident’s bass playing has been featured on records by Endangered Speeches, Sun Cut Flat, Sonnymoon, The Blind Woods, and more.
At a time when information travels so fast, ‘Missed the Boat’ allows the listener to slow down and take a 33-minute journey through this collection of six potent songs, performed by some of NYC’s elite musicians. The music is hard to define as it draws on influences from all over the musical and lyrical spectrum, but has a little something for everyone. The album is due out in late May of 2017.
Angelica Garcia Announces Additional Live Dates for Spring 2017
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Angelica Garcia is heading back out on the road this spring, kicking things off tonight in Anaheim at the first-ever School Night in Orange County hosted by KCRW’s Chris Douridas. This spring tour will include stops in Philadelphia, New York, Richmond, and Washington, D.C., where Angelica has been selected as a featured performer for Record Store Day 2017.
Alongside the additional live dates, Angelica has shared a powerful new track, “Not A Pipeline,” a reflection on the recent political unrest surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Sunsquabi Reveals New Single “Deluxe”
Ahead of the release of their forthcoming sophomore EP, ‘Deluxe,’ out This Friday, April 7th, Colorado trio Sunsquabi are giving us one final peek with their latest single and EP title track “Deluxe.” The group have already revealed three buzz-worthy cuts from the project- “Pygmy Up ” feat. Russ Liquid, “Cinnamon” feat. Late Night Radio, and “Dexter.” Leading up to EP’s release later this week via GRiZ’s All Good Records.
Catch Prichard returns w/ the captivating first single from his new collection, ‘O.K. Cool’
“Don’t Want It” is the first in a new collection of singles that Catch Prichard will be releasing in the coming months, titled O.K. Cool. The soundscapes of his new material evoke an atmospheric dream of sweet and low-down folk storytelling, splashed with spacey notes of West coast ambiance and coupled with his dexterous fingerpicking style on his steel guitar. O.K. Cool underscores the evolution of Sawyer’s core themes as an artist from his earliest dirty roots recordings to his present work – honest songwriting at its deepest and most raw, about love, loss, going broke, and the inevitable, revolving door of starting anew.
In support of her soon-to-be released record, Pussycat (April 28th on American Laundromat Records), Boston-based singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield will kick off a national tour on April 22nd in New Haven, CT.
Today, Tuesday, April 4th, Austin-based indie rock band Go Fever is excited to share their new music video for “Folk Zero,” premiered this morning with Happy Magazine.
Drawing inspiration from Angel Olsen’s Burn No Fire For Your Witness, “Folk Zero” is a slow burning track for anyone who has dealt with struggles of addiction or depression. The quirky accompanying video depicts Go Fever frontwoman Acey Monaro calling out to her own personal superhero for help battling her self-destructive alter ego as she slams back beer after beer in a convenience store parking lot. Happy Magazine summed it up when they said, “Battling your demons is far from a new theme in the world of music, yet Go Fever manage to present it with their own cheesy spin. Stylish, trippy and self-aware, the clip is the perfect backdrop to Monaro’s rising, dramatic melodies.”
After a decade of recording and performing in Europe, with five well-received full-lengths and two EPs to his name, French electronic/hip hop artist Al’Tarba is getting set to make his introduction to American audiences with La Nuit Se Léve (The Night Rises). Al’Tarba’s production, which has drawn comparisons to DJ Shadow and RJD2, blends abrasive and melodic components on the new record into a hip hop reimagining of anti-hero noir. “When people listen to this record, I want them to see Travis Bickle prowling around Gotham City with four droogs in town,” Al’Tarba says of La Nuit Se Léve.
The Montreal duo has revealed the music video for their track “Living In A Body”, as envisioned by Dane Richards, a good friend of the band and the founder of the radical brand Yard666Sale.
Dead Leaf Echo has premiered a video for their latest single, “Strawberry Skin” – also the title of their just released EP on PaperCup Music – today via NYLON – share via YouTube. The psych/shoegaze quartet announced they will celebrate the release May 13 in their home borough of Brooklyn, at Alphaville, before heading to Europe for a run of dates through Denmark and Germany.
GRMLN is the musical project of 24-year-old, Yoodoo Park. He was born in Kyoto, Japan and moved to southern California at a young age (though he currently resides in Japan). Yoodoo started playing music at the age of 13 when he was given a bass guitar and has been playing music ever since.
Brandon Victor Dixon joins Wolfgang Douglas in ‘Rock So Hard’ Music Video
Rising Indie act Wolfgang Douglas & Hamilton The Musical star Brandon Victor Dixon release brand-new Music Video entitled ‘Rock So Hard’, Directed by Kaspar Hunt. Their previously released single by the same name is available now for digital download and streaming via all participating retailers.
California extreme metal veterans EXHUMED have entered the studio to record their highly anticipated sixth studio album and follow-up to 2013’s Necrocracy. The album will be entitled Death Revenge and will see a late 2017 release via Relapse Records.
Big Mother Gig Release Video for “Just Fly By”
The video is a recreation of the classic Replacements video for “Bastards of Young” with a modern twist. Focusing on music coming from a laptop rather than a record player. “Just Fly By” is the focus single from Big Mother Gig’s new Almost Primed EP, their first release in 20 years.
Austin-based musician Abram Shook is a remarkable wellspring of ideas when it comes to songwriting. When he sat down to write his third album, he produced two distinct batches of songs, one very personal collection titled Love at Low Speed, and a darker, more detached collection titled Love in the Age of Excess. He opted to record the former, which explores themes of love, loss, and connecting with others, all themes he’s been careful to avoid on previous albums. It’s set for a June 16th release on Western Vinyl.
Brett Newski Deconstructs the Macho Phenomenon “Bro Country”
“Bro Country”‘ is taken from Brett Newski’s upcoming LP The Worst of Brett Newski out April 28th. The album crawls into the minds of our society picking apart the displeasures of outdated ideologies – whether it’s talking about politics (“Make America Great Again”), materialism (“Black Friday Totally Sucks”), or the purgatory of paycheck-to-paycheck workforce (“Quit Your Job”). The Worst of Brett Newski provides much-needed commentary in volatile times.
Pleasure House Stream New Single ‘Calm’
Birmingham quartet Pleasure House have announced the release of their brand new single Calm, the first instalment from their five-track Sentient EP out 26th May.
Forming part of a new wave of acts currently reinvigorating the city’s music scene, the indie rockers easily incorporate elements of Peace and Swim Deep in their sound to create their own unique offering. Bursting with infectious overtones and an irresistible intensity, Calm lays down a real marker ahead of the band’s string of live dates across the country, following on from support slots with the likes of Sundara Karma, Black Honey and Fickle Friends.
Akron, Ohio rockers Red Sun Rising release a new video this week, featuring their version of Alanis Morissette’s “Uninvited,” directed by Brad Golowin. Morrissette’s original was released in 1998 on the “City of Angels” soundtrack. Red Sun Rising delivers a hypnotic rendition; chock full of heavy grit, haunting guitars, and towering vocals.
The Suicide Commandos Deliver New Video For “Boogie’s Coldest Acre”
Influential Minneapolis trio The Suicide Commandos are happy to share a video for “Boogie’s Coldest Acre,” with footage spanning the length of their career. The band is 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.
Noah Kahan has just wrapped his first sold-out US Tour supporting Milky Chance as well as a recent sold-out show with Ben Folds and is celebrating with the release of his new video for “Hold It Down”. The acoustic strummer is a song that Noah explains, “is about dealing with the emotional toll of success and failure.” Noah Kahan is a 20 year old American songwriter from the small town of Strafford, Vermont (population 1,000) with an amazing voice and a true gift for song-craft. His recently released single, “Young Blood” debuted at #5 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart and his newest single, “Hold It Down” was just added to Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist.
Hot off the heels of the release of her highly lauded album, D?WN (aka Dawn Richard) announces her nationwide REDEMPTION TOUR today. She will taking her electrifying live show on the road for the full month of July, starting in Detroit and wrapping in New York, and which also includes a performance at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. In celebration, she shares her first full new video for her track “LA” feat. Trombone Shorty (produced by Noisecastle III, Machinedrum & Dawn Richard) off of her album REDEMPTION, which was highly praised by Pitchfork, FACT, Rolling Stone, NPR, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Jezebel, Stereogum, SPIN, The FADER and many more, out now via Local Action/Our Dawn Entertainment.