John Mayer Debuts “Still Feel Like Your Man” Video
Check out John Mayer’s “Still Feel Like Your Man” video from his forthcoming album ‘The Search For Everything’ out April 14.
Catherine McGrath releases video for new single ‘When I’m Older’
Country-pop’s newest star Catherine McGrath has today released the video for her brand new single ‘When I’m Older’. The track came out last Friday and went straight onto Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist and Apple Music’s ‘Best Of The Week’ list. It’s the second instalment from her upcoming EP, Starting From Now, which will be released via Warner Bros. Records on June 9th.
Show Me The Body embark on their CORPUS I tour Thursday, 4/6 with a hometown NYC show in an undisclosed, downtown location (ticket buyers will receive address by email Thurs). To kick things off, they’ve dropped a video for “Hungry”, from the CORPUS I mixtape, featuring tour partner Dreamcrusher.
Denai Moore announces brand new single ‘Trickle’, a declaration of growth, a break-up letter to her demons and a love letter to the liberated self. ‘Trickle’, produced by Steph Marziano, was first played on Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show and will be released on Because Music.
Mise en Scene are coiled and ready to leap. The Winnipeg rock outfit is releasing their new single “Young Leo” plus video this Friday, April 7.
Secret Shine Premiere Single, “Falling Again” via NEW NOISE
It’s always the people in between, the ones who straddle genres, that make the most exciting music. So even as Secret Shine—in their guitars, in their harmonies—echo the sound we call shoegaze, the drift we call dreampop. they bring a level of pop smarts to their music that few of their sonic contemporaries can touch.
Boston Calling further solidifies its place as one of the country’s premier music festivals with the announcement of the Boston Calling Comedy Experience, hosted by Hannibal Buress. In addition to the festival’s all-star lineup of 45 musicians, headlined by Tool, Mumford & Sons, and Chance the Rapper, Boston Calling will also feature sets from 13 standout comics, including Buress, Tig Notaro, Pete Holmes, and Eugene Mirman. The Boston Calling Comedy Experience will replace the festival’s film experience, curated by Natalie Portman, which Boston Calling and Portman plan to reschedule for a future edition of the festival. Boston Calling will take place Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2017 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston (65 North Harvard Street, Boston).
LOUISE LEMÓN PROUDLY JOINS THE SONIC FAMILY OF THE SELF-PROCLAIMED SAD GIRLS
The up and coming death-gospel female artist Louise Lemón hails from Sweden and intertwines the dark, windy and cold Scandi ambiance into her music. Having recorded her debut EP ‘Purge’ in a haunted cabin with Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Thurston Moore), the setting is eerie and many light years away from the current pop landscape.
Fresh off a U.K./European outing with Tove Lo, Broods announced their own North American headline tour. The outing will kick off on May 26 at Chicago’s House of Blues. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am local time on Friday, April 7, with the exception of Burlington, VT, which will go on sale at 11am local time.
Sleeptalk release tour video for their new single “The Feeling”
Electro-pop quintet Sleeptalk from LA has released a new music video for their single “The Feeling.” The track is a b-side from their forthcoming debut album, set to release on Gold Standard Records later this summer and features producer Rouxx.
JR JR’SNEW SONG “SAME DARK PLACES”
“Same Dark Places” – a brand new track from Detroit duo JR JR – is out now and available for download on all DSPs, including iTunes and Spotify. The animated, watercolor-inspired lyric video, underscores the uplifting, hopeful message of the song. JR JR – composed of Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein – produced the track with longtime collaborator Ben West. KCRW’s Jason Bentley played “Same Dark Places” on “Morning Becomes Eclectic” recently and the song has already been added to Spotify’s Weekly Buzz playlist.
“Same Dark Places” can be heard in Episode 8 of the new Netflix Original Series “13 Reasons Why.” Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book by Jay Asher, the series unravels the mystery of a teenage girl’s perplexing suicide. Tom McCarthy, Brian Yorkey, Selena Gomez, Joy Gorman and Kristel Laiblin served as executive producers on “13 Reasons Why.”
Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter Mary Bragg is set to release her new album, Lucky Strike, on May 5, 2017. For the seasoned artist, her rawest, most personal album to date appeared when she hadn’t even been planning to record a new album. After finding success writing for and with other artists (her co-written song “Easier Than Leaving” appeared on Michaela Anne’s recent release and was featured in Rolling Stone), Bragg had begun to consider devoting herself solely to songwriting.
Then, Lucky Strike co-producer Jim Reilley (of indie stalwarts The New Dylans) heard a few of Bragg’s songs and insisted that they be recorded. She agreed—but only if she could skip the fancy studios (and budgets). Says Bragg: “Lucky Strike was recorded in a backyard barn studio, where the microphones are old, not expensive-vintage-old, just old. Where the pop filters have holes in them. Where the vocal booth is unfinished because real walls never got built. It’s where ‘recorded live’ is for real recorded live, and everything is exposed.” The result is a stunning collection of songs that speaks to our common humanity with uncommon honesty.
DENREI – “Itzashayme”
DENREI is the collaborative effort of 2 longtime friends, T I G E R D A Z E and JAYA (Raise), hailing from opposite coasts. Their music draws parallels to, and inspirations from the likes of Pretty Lights, Odezsa, and J. Dilla, while forging its own style in electronic genres. Denrei is excited to share their art, passion, and talent with the world.
BOSCO pulls spring into focus with her yearning new single “Castles” featuring St. Beauty, which premiered on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe and its companion video on Vogue. Whether she’s channeling futuristic R&B (the Boy EP, featured in HBO’s hit Insecure), neon dance vibes (her house-inspired Treasure Fingers collaborations “Names” and “Myne”) or straight up club bangers (the acclaimed Girls In The Yard mixtape with Speakerfoxxx), BOSCO’s distinct vision always cuts through like nothing else. “Castles” is her latest and sharpest hybrid; backed by ATL duo St. Beauty and a moody, cut up beat from Fool’s Gold label-mate Sammy Bananas, BOSCO weaves a tale of second (and third) chance relationships gone the way of sandcastles in the tide. She will also be doing a special show on May 6th in Los Angeles at Pico Union opening for alt-pop singer Vox. More to come from her very soon.
Stoked to finally unveil the entire new album entitled Disposable from Super American over at our friends at New Noise Magazine. Accompanying the album stream is a track by track by singers Matt Cox and Pat Feeley. Disposable will be released April 7th on CD/Digital via Take This To Heart Records.
Directed by Diane Martel (The 1975, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX) the video for “Old School” shares a message about diversity and inclusion. NOISEY says of the video, “This video for “Old School” is more adorable than a miniature pony in a sweater. It’s also a rumination on social media and modern romance.”
B.o.B Unveils “4 Lit” Video Featuring T.I. & Ty Dolla $ign
Today, six-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum Atlanta rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist B.o.B returns with his brand new video “4 Lit” [feat. T.I. & Ty Dolla $ign]. It’s the first single from his fourth full-length album and very first independent offering, ETHER [No Genre/Empire]—arriving everywhere May 12th, 2017.
New York City-based progressive rock voyagers EDENSONG have just unveiled an official video for the expansive “In The Longest Of Days,” which hails from the band’s intense Laser’s Edge-released Years In The Garden Of Years album. The video sees its debut through popular portal The Prog Report.
Pandora CEO and Founder Tim Westergrenwill lead the keynote address to kick-off A2IM’s 2017 Indie Week presented by SoundExchange, an international conference and networking event aimed at maximizing the global impact and future of Independent music. Happening June 5-8 at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center in New York City, this year’s conference is expected to be the largest one to date with three days of panels and workshops featuring music luminaries IMPALA Executive Chair Helen Smith, WIN CEO, Alison Wenham, musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel, Merlin CEO Charles Caldas among others. More names will be announced in the coming weeks. For the first time, the event is open to selected non-members and will include specialists from outside of the music industry.
“Pandora, A2IM and the independent community have enjoyed a longstanding and successful relationship. Pandora’s recent introduction of its on-demand streaming service and its move away from statutory to direct deals makes Tim Westergren’s keynote address to the world’s largest gathering of independent labels, particularly timely,” said Richard James Burgess, A2IM CEO.
Kamikaze Girls Releasing Debut Full-length “Seafoam”
Leeds, UK indie rock duo Kamikaze Girls are debuting a music video for “Berlin” a track off their upcoming debut full-length, Seafoam, out June 9th on Wiretap Records (U.S.) and Big Scary Monsters (UK/RoW).
After spending a few years making a name for themselves by performing and touring in the eastern U.S. and even releasing three EP’s (most recently 2016’s Emergence), fast-rising New Jersey metalcore five-piece this curse. found it was time for re-birth and a fresh name. Formerly called ‘The Blessing Of This Curse’, the band saw room for improvement and development in sound and style, and plan to unveil their full progression on their upcoming, currently-untitled full-length album.
THRILLERS Announce Debut Album “Break Free”
Take one look at THRILLERS and it’s obvious they were born to be stars. Tall, dark, and handsome, the duo are striking to behold and possess a magnetism that is undeniable. THRILLERS is the new project from LA-based electro-pop blood-brothers Greg & Jeremy Pearson. On their debut album “Break Free”, THRILLERS have constructed an emotional rollercoaster full of sure-fire synth-pop anthems and invigorating dance-rock. “Break Free” combines elements of 80s nostalgia, contemporary R&B and indie-pop without missing a beat.
Shobaleader One (Squarepusher) Share New Video
Warp Records present a short film from Shobaleader One’s latest album Elektrac. Featuring an interpretation of the Squarepusher classic, “Iambic 5 Poetry”, we follow the mysterious collective as they go about their gently surreal day to day business.
Comprising of Squarepusher, Strobe Nazard, Company Laser and Arg Nution, Shobaleader One are in the midst of a world tour which has been stunning crowds around the globe. And have just added Asian and new North American dates.
Iranian-born Dutch artist Sevdaliza announces her ISON tour and shares her new track, “Hero” (via FADER), from her upcoming self-released debut album, ISON, out later this year. The song pulls from her unparalleled relationship with her own mother and her connection to that relationship as a woman, artist and human. She’ll be doing special shows in Los Angeles and New York in May – ticket info below. Also, check out her FADER GEN F feature live today and in the Spring issue on stands early May.
Feist Announces Tour Dates; New Single “Century”
Feist will hit the road this summer for a series of intimate shows to introduce audiences to her new album Pleasure, which will be released on April 28th via Interscope Records. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s tour will hit Toronto, Mexico City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington D.C., New York City, and Chicago. A ticket pre-sale launches Thursday, April 6th at 10 am local time and tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 7th at 10 am local time.
Flaws is the first track to be taken from Chloe’s forthcoming EP ‘Are We There Yet?’ which will be released on Friday 12th May. Showcasing her talent for skewed, ambitious songwriting, The Line Of Best Fit described the song as “stunning” in their premiere this week.
Toadies Release ‘Take Me Out To The Ball Game’ Cover
The Toadies took a day off from putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming album to record a cover of ‘Take Me Out To the Ballgame.’ The track was recorded in Dallas this past Sunday, opening day.
“It was a blast to record ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ on opening day of baseball season 2017 and it was really fun to be able to put a Toadies twist on a song everyone knows by heart,” drummer Mark Reznicek said of the session. The band will also play a post-game concert at The Texas Rangers stadium, Globe Life Park on April 29th. Guitarist Clark Vogeler grew up a Rangers fan: “My family would take me to games way back at the original Ranger Stadium. And then I’d go with friends after they built the beautiful new ballpark and enjoy a beer and a game. To think that we’ll be playing on that field, right after the game, is kind of mind-blowing. When the Rangers reached out to us and asked us to be a part ofthe night on 4/29, we jumped at the opportunity. It’s going to be a fun, surreal experience and we’re really looking forward to it.
The Relationship (Brian Bell of Weezer) to Release CLARA OBSCURA on April 21
The Relationship’s upcoming album is full of anthemic singles and the power pop brilliance that has defined two plus decades of Brian Bell’s songwriting and guitar work with Weezer. The Relationship will release Clara Obscura on April 21 via Rebel Union Recordings & Lolipop Records and the album is currently available for pre-order.
While his work as the guitarist in Weezer is familiar to millions, Bell still feels like he has a lot to say—and that it’s only now that he feels totally in command of his preferred language, rock and roll. Lead single “Break Me Open” is currently available everywhere and can be found below.
“Gorgeous sonic palette that’s hard to pinpoint but instantly alluring, defined by complex string arrangements and jazzy waves of electronic melodies.” – i-D
Walrus will release its debut LP, Family Hangover, on June 9th via Dan Mangan’s Madic Records. Currently available for pre-order, it features a soulful, fuzzed-out mix of swirling vocals, wailing guitar riffs, and Spacemen 3-style drone, all with a laid-back, ’60s-infused vibe.
The Halifax-based band offered a first taste of the album with lead single “Regular Face,” and today they share the psych-tinged “In Timely Fashion,” which Stereogum calls “four minutes of thumping, synthing wonder.” You can stream the track where it premiered with Stereogum or via YouTube.
Defining the sound of the West Coast with his snapping snares, memorable basslines, and beautifully minimalist keys, HBK Gang’s P-Lo is equally talented behind the mic as behind the boards. Returning to the forefront with a diverse set of bangers, P-Lo is announcing his More Than Anything project, due this Spring. With an expanded sonic palette and a long list of talented collaborators, More Than Anything is P-Lo’s most accomplished effort yet, with the renewed focus on lyrical introspection perfectly complementing the high-energy beats. Featuring appearances from E-40, G-Eazy, Marc E Bassy, Skizzy Mars, Iamsu!, Rexx Life Raj, Feez, Kool John, and production from Cal-A, Nic Nac, Feez, Jay Ant, Mikos Da Gawd, ReeceBeats, and P-Lo himself, More Than Anything follows 2016’s Before Anything.
From bedrooms to basement to crowded bars, Emotional is no stationary act — this rings true in all aspects of their existence — it operates more like a musical cooperative, with members coming and going without a care. Seven to ten different members will often appear in each live incarnation.
The debut LP from Charlotte’s Shadowgraphs is finally available to stream in its entirety via Brooklyn Vegan!
Singles ‘Countryside,’ ‘Scarlet Tunic,’ and ‘Eastern Holiday’ have already generated considerable buzz across the web, here’s your chance to hear the rest of this versatile and expertly produced album before its official release on April 7.
Nashville’s The Bad Signs are releasing their new EP, Black Magic Moments, as an official Record Store Day exclusive on April 22. In the meantime you can hear “Love Lock” via Noisey, or watch their video for “Blue Love.”
Decibel Magazine has premiered “Dread Spectacle,” the first single from Salt Lake City-based investigative sludge/math metal trio THE DITCH AND THE DELTA’s Hives In Decline debut LP, set for release through Battleground Records in May.
Infamous 27 Club – Tribe Society tribute to Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin
The 7-track mixtape gives new life and a new-age energy to tracks by Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, The Doors, Canned Heat, Fat Pat, Janis Joplin, and, of course Nirvana. From the deep bass hip-hop energy of Tribe Society’s take on “Rehab” to the layered, chillwave vibes of “Mercedes Benz” – 27 takes on unforgettable classics and showcases them in a way they’ve never been heard before. “These artists all have this immortality that lives on through their amazing music,” Tribe Society noted, “It was honestly hard to cover [these artists] because they are untouchable.”
Today, Austin, Texas’ Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers debuted the video for “Pink and Blue” with Relix. It’s the second track to premiere from the album Shanti’s Shadow, out June 2nd. The song’s lyrics and imagery came to Phoebe during her time in India, where she and her band participated in ten-hour meditation retreats, and studied under seventh-generation master violinist Kala Ramnath.
TALsounds is releasing a new album titled Love Sick this summer! As announced by NPR, a new song from the album and video were just released today.