Justin Townes Earle’s “Faded Valentine” Premieres At UPROXX
Justin Townes Earle is set to release his New West Records debut Kids In The Street on May 26th. The 12-song set was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) at his ARC Studios, and is the first time in his career that Earle has worked with an outside producer. Kids In The Street marks a decade into Earle’s recording career and follows his acclaimed companion albums Single Mothers (2014) and Absent Fathers (2015). The deeply soulful set is both emotionally riveting and effortlessly uplifting. Now embracing sobriety, marriage, and impending fatherhood, Earle is enthusiastically looking to the future. “Life has changed a lot for me in the last few years,” Earle reflects. “I got married and am getting ready to become a father, and this is the first record that I’ve written since I’ve been married. There’s definitely an uplifting aspect to this record in a lot of ways, because I’m feeling pretty positive.”
A few days after unveilling some various excerpts from the effort, “La Décadence” and then “Seagulls”, Psychedelic/acid-rock power-trio from Switzerland, Ritual Boogie just released its debut full-length album called ‘Middle Age Dust’ available right now for physical and digital release through URGENCE DISK RECORDS (M Fallan, Zero Absolu…) and distributed by Irascible.
Grammy Award-winning Austinite TROY NõKA recently received the honor of being awarded his own day, just on the heels of the release of his acclaimed “Gotta Rep The Town 2.” March 23rd is now officially TROY NõKA Day by Proclamation of Austin Mayor Steve Adler. The awarding of the Proclamation was accompanied by a live performance by Troy before the City Council and the chance to say a few words.
Troy is no stranger to awards. His collaboration with Chris Brown for “Fame” won him a Grammy for Best R&B Album and he has also had the pleasure of working with the likes of Frank Ocean, Miguel and Ciara, amongst others. Other notable credits include Pixar’s “Despicable Me”, Disney’s “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2”, VH1’s “Basketball Wives” and “Love & Hip Hop.”
Troy is also Executive Producing Angel Haze’s upcoming project as well as preparing for the release of his own, “Cafe Society” project.
COUSIN STIZZ ANNOUNCES NEW MIXTAPE & SHARES NEW SONG “HEADLOCK” FT. OFFSET
Today, Boston rapper Cousin Stizz is announcing his new mixtape One Night Only, the follow up to his 2016 EP MONDA, due May 12th via RCA Records. To coincide with the announcement, Cousin Stizz is sharing a new song off of the project titled “Headlock” featuring Offset of Migos and produced by Vinylz. “Headlock” is a three minute track that sees Stizz’s signature drawl providing an infectious hook, while Offset contributes a verse and exceptional adlibs. The track saw early support today from Zane Lowe, where it was featured as Lowe’s World First, and is available now at all retailers.
Cousin Stizz is currently on tour with KYLE as part of the latter’s SUPER Tour, where he is performing at shows across the Midwest and West Coast before the tour closes in early May. Hear “Headlock” above and see below for upcoming tour dates and more Cousin Stizz info.
Casey Dienel is a producer, singer and songwriter who under her given name and the moniker White Hinterland has released 4 critically acclaimed full-length albums.
On 2014’s release Baby, Rolling Stone declared her vocal acrobatics “riveting—the music equivalent of pulling a floor lamp out of a handbag” and Nylon Magazine describes her as “wild, vicious, poetic, feminine, brash, and singular.”
DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES “HOW WE MET” ANIMATION
Check out Billboard’s airing of Daryl Hall and John Oates’ new animated video, “How We Met.”
This is a story all about how… Hall & Oates met (narrated by Daryl Hall and John Oates): http://blbrd.cm/CtVK0E
Posted by Billboard on Thursday, April 13, 2017
Jacob Schaffer creates music in attempt to understand the human experience. Raised in today’s genre-fused soundscape, his production takes a modern approach in capturing a timeless soul infused dream-rock. Jacob Schaffer’s singer/songwriting roots expand as a vocal performance student of Bobby Mcferrin as well as a former apprentice of Quad Studios in New York City.
Dream-pop duo The Dream Eaters released their debut full-length We Are A Curse today, with an exclusive premiere hosted by PopDust earlier this week. Full of harmonious and powerful melodies, it’ll send chills up your spine as you descend into a murky dream-world of musical escapism and release.
“Even though we recorded We Are A Curse in about three months, it felt like it was years in the making,” shared Jake Zavracky. “Some of the songs are more than a few years old but arranging them for both of our vocals gave them new life. We probably demoed something like 75 songs in trying to get down to the ones that meant the most to us, which are the 10 that are on the album, and many of the songs that we ended up with were re-recorded 10 times over.”
English alternative pop trio Febueder are proud to announce their forthcoming EP From an Album with the NOWNESS video premiere of its stirring first single ‘Morning Yawn’.
The song is about galvanising against the trickery, the doubt, the hoax – whatever form that may take in an individual’s life. The driving bassline, haunting chanted harmonies, and impassioned vocals are the sound of the tether breaking. This is waking up.
Nightwave bosses up on her debut Fool’s Gold EP, Wavejumper, which premiered on THUMP. Beloved selector and seasoned UK producer Maya Medvesek has built a peerless rep conjuring what Mixmag calls “pure dance floor euphoria” – a combustible mix of grime, footwork, techno, and anything else with a kickdrum that won’t quit. She’s also been a forceful presence on the international dance scene, calling out sexist Boiler Room trolls and establishing all-girl production workshops in Glasgow. With the powerful, self-assured Wavejumper, Nightwave puts her manifesto for a better body-moving universe into action-a bass utopia where futuristic collabs with Rye Rye, Rell Rock & Chippy Nonstop pop and gyrate alongside wavy, deconstructed club instrumentals that rank among Nightwave’s heaviest work yet. Ravers of the world, unite and take over!
Following on from the release of their ‘Host’ EP last year, London-based progressive sludge/noise-rock four-piece Wren, have announced details of their new album ‘Auburn Rule’, which is due out 14th July 2017 via
Holy Roar Records.
U.K.-based alternative pop quartet Alvarez Kings have released their full-length debut album, Somewhere Between, today via Sire Records. In support of the 11-track release, the band is embarking on a European and U.K. tour at the end of the month and will head to the U.S. this summer, playing Summerfest on June 29 with a full run of U.S. headline dates to be announced soon.
Listen Here: Rituals of Mine Releases “Devoted: The Reworks” Package!
Rituals of Mine released their Devoted: The Reworks package today! Geographer’s collaboration of the single premiered on Culture Collide, who wrote, “Adding an extra oomph to the already ground-splitting track by Rituals of Mine, Geographer delivers a collaborative and energetic re-mix of ‘Devoted.'”
Chris Stapleton’s new song, “Broken Halos,” is premiering today (listen/share HERE). The song is the first track unveiled from Stapleton’s highly anticipated new album, From A Room: Volume 1, which will be released May 5 on Mercury Records Nashville and is now available for pre-order digitally and with physical bundles. Each digital pre-order comes with an instant download of “Broken Halos.”
The highly anticipated full-length record is the first new music from Stapleton since 2015’s breakthrough double Platinum solo debut Traveller and will be followed by From A Room: Volume 2—coming later this year.
The track premiered via The Boot who said that, “they deliver an anthemic single with acoustic-driven arrangements and a blend of grassroots rock and indie pop; while the subject matter is serious, you can’t help but sing along.”
Artist Partner Group, Atlantic Records and Universal Pictures have officially announced today’s release of “THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM.” The musical companion to THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS is available now in stores and at all online retailers; the much-anticipated Universal Pictures film opens today in theatres everywhere.
“THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM” has had an epic six-week rollout with a series of blockbuster new single/videos including “Good Life,” from multi-platinum superstar G-Eazy & GRAMMY®-nominated R&B songstress Kehlani, which will be performed by the ultimate Bay Area-duo on the April 25th episode of NBC’s The Voice. Additional tracks released leading up to today include: the sexy, high-energy single from Pitbull & J Balvin, “Hey Ma (Feat. Camila Cabello),” and two unstoppable hip-hop collaborations: “Go Off,” by Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo & Travis Scott, and “Horses,” by PnB Rock, Kodak Black & A Boogie Wit da Hoodie. These singles and music videos have already racked up more than 150 million streams worldwide for “THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM.”
Lillie Mae’s new album out today
Third Man recording artist Lillie Mae is proud to release her new Jack White-produced album FOREVER AND THEN SOME today. The release comes just a day after she performed on Conan — watch “Over The Hill and Through The Woods” HERE, and the web-only performance of “To Go Wrong” HERE. In addition to the digital release, a limited edition 7″ will be released for Record Store Day 2017 on April 22, as well as a limited edition smoke-colored (clear with white wisps) 12″ LP.
Malian music duo and Grammy-award nominees Amadou & Mariam’s new single “Bofou Safou” is now available. The Quietus premiered the lyric video, which you can watch HERE. Of the track, The Quietus proclaims, “The sharp, synth-driven number shows the pair moving into a more Afrobeat infused disco and funk direction…”
MIGRANT MOTEL Releases debut single “New Religion”
Boston and New York-based power rock trio formed by Peruvian, Mexican and British musicians, Migrant Motel, release the debut single from their upcoming album on InGrooves. “New Religion” is a sensual declaration of intention and desired outcomes; a reverence for connection.
Polarcode Premieres “Cut You Loose” Video via IMPOSE
Keyboardist/songwriter Eric Stang and drummer Mario Cerutti first met back in 2006 in the practice rooms of DePaul University’s Music School in Chicago where they studied jazz and classical percussion. Since the launch of Polarcode in 2010, the now Los Angeles based duo have played their unique brand of indie/alt pop across the country.
deadmau5 ft. Grabbitz – ‘Let Go (Eagle I Stallian Remix)’
Eagle I Stallian is a progressive duo out of Canada. Our releases have been supported by the likes of: Above & Beyond, Sander Van Doorn, Myon & Shane 54, Roger Shah, and more.
DREAMCAR SHARES NEW SONG “BORN TO LIE”
DREAMCAR today released “All of the Dead Girls”, the infectious third track off their self-titled debut album, due out May 12 via Columbia Records. Watch the song’s lyric video HERE. DREAMCAR is available for pre-order HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of “All of the Dead Girls” and previously released tracks “Kill For Candy” and “Born To Lie”. DREAMCAR features members of Southern California’s seminal pop/rock band No Doubt – Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont – and dynamic frontman for AFI, Blaqk Audio and XTRMST, Davey Havok.
SERENA RYDER LIGHTS UP WITH “ELECTRIC LOVE”
Atlantic recording artist Serena Ryder has announced the release of her new EP. “ELECTRIC LOVE” arrives on Friday, May 26th and is preceded by the powerhouse new single/companion video of the same name streaming now at Ryder’s official YouTube channel. Additional tracks will be unveiled in the weeks leading up to the EP’s official release.
Multi-platinum selling band DNCE have released their new single “Kissing Strangers” featuring global superstar Nicki Minaj today. Boasting an anthemic chorus belted out by Minaj and DNCE, the track displays an infectious pop hook that DNCE fans have come to expect and love. Minaj delivers a high energy rap verse over the song’s breakdown, giving the track a unique flavor, and expanding on the band’s signature sound.
Glen Campbell Says Adiós With Final Studio Album Due June 9 On UMe
Legendary singer and guitarist Glen Campbell’s final studio album, Adiós, will be released June 9 on UMe, capping off an extraordinary career that has spanned more than five decades and 50 million albums sold. The album will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally and is available for pre-order beginning today.
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 the release of his sophomore EP, Electric Soul Magic Vol. II, which is out now and available on Spotify. Packing a sound that is cinematic in quality, infused with blues, rock and grunge that pairs perfectly with the songwriter’s soaring vocals, the EP delivers six tracks that showcase Marson’s influences and musical diversity.
Critically acclaimed Los Angeles alt-rock duo The Score—Eddie Anthony and Edan Dover—release their brand new Myths & Legends EP[Republic Records] at all digital retailers today.
The Jesus and Mary Chain Release Official Video for “Mood Rider”
The Jesus and Mary Chain have released their official video for “Mood Rider.” The track comes from the band’s recently released, critically acclaimed album ‘Damage and Joy’ (ADA / Warner Music), which marks the iconic duo’s first studio LP in 19 years.
Wake Island Releases Brand New EP
Indie electronic duo Wake Island announce the release of their new EP, Sentimental Animals. A gorgeous, beat heavy collection of dance-party ready tracks, the EP gives fans a chance to get a first listen of what the duo has been working on in anticipation of more music coming later this year. Sentimental Animals is available now on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple. Be sure to check out the title track from the EP, “Sentimental Animal.”
DFB Releases New Single “Epiphany”
Hailing from Southern California, DFB is a powerful, dynamic duo striving to bring the music they know and love to the masses. With previous albums under their belt, the group has signed with indie up and coming label Famined Records and recorded a brand new EP, mixed and mastered by Julian Rodriguez (ex Elitist) at Parallel Focus Studios.
ELHAE ARRIVES WITH “AURA II” EP
Atlantic Records has announced the eagerly awaited new project from acclaimed rapper/singer ELHAE. The “AURA II” EP arrives Friday, April 14th, at all DSPs and streaming services here. Along with the release of “AURA II,” ELHAE also dropped the new music video to his track “Something” off the EP. Watch the “Something” music video here.
JAMES THE RAPPER FT. TAYLOR BENNETT “HOLIDAY”
Of all the hidden places throughout Hip-Hop’s motherland, the state of Utah has been keeping a precious jewel all to its self. James The Mormon, a sonically empowered artist has been dominating the 4 corners of the United States (Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona) while sneaking onto the Hip-Hop scene like a thief in the night.
Accomplishing something most Billboard Top 40 artists dream of but, very rarely ever achieve, James debuted his freshman album ‘I’m Not A Rapper’ at #1 according to the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap charts, where he remained for nearly a week until Drake released ‘Views From The 6’ on April 29th of 2016. I know it sounds like a miracle for an artist the industry is not talking about, but for James, it’s all a part of the plan. Stealthily, he has taken over an entire untapped market of Hip-Hop consumers in the United States.
Charlie Worsham’s anticipated new album, Beginning Of Things, is now exclusively streaming in full as part of NPR Music’s First Listen series. Of the album, NPR Music’s Ann Powers praises, “Worsham is the guy many country music lovers in Nashville love the most, though the rest of the world is only just recognizing his enormous skill and grace.” She continues, “Like [Miranda] Lambert, Worsham is making a space in country music for subtle challenges, using humor and insight and undeniable musical talent. He’s a serious contender, even as he makes us all smile.”
Roya have shared via CLRVYNT, the third single from their debut self-titled record entitled “Scum Rise”. The first track, “End Times” premiered 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. Just a few weeks ago the band released their second single “A Sickness” on Wonderland.
Marc Scibilia Releases New Single
Nashville artist Marc Scibilia has released a new single titled “Untamed,” making the track available for streaming and purchase today. Fans will find two versions of the song, full-band and acoustic. Speaking about the track, Scibilia says, “This song is about finding my voice again and writing from a place of honesty and freedom. When people listen to this track, I hope they feel inspired to be comfortable being themselves. They shouldn’t feel pressured to be something they’re not. The world needs them to be them.”
Night Lights Releases New EP ‘Good Better Alright’
With members from Mexico, Japan, Norway and California, NIGHT LIGHTS brings together an eclectic assortment of indie, rock, and soul influenced sounds in an effort to make people dance and feel feelings. The Los Angeles-based band is releasing their infectious and emotive third EP Good Better Alright today, Friday, April 14 and in tandem, they’re dropping a music video for the title track, “Good Better Alright.”
Today, Los Angeles-based alt-trio lovely.the.band share their debut single “Broken” alongside a true-to-life lyric video depicting new love. The track and lyric video exclusively premiered yesterday via Billboard. “Broken” is now available on all DSPs.
On the inspiration behind the track and lyric video, the band says, “This song is about finding someone who is just as f—ed up and lost as you are, but somehow you make it work together. Everyone is a little bit broken inside, nobody’s perfect. This song is an ode to the broken ones.”
FRENCH MONTANA PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO “UNFORGETTABLE” SHOT IN UGANDA
Fresh off releasing his latest tracks “No Pressure (feat. Future)”, French Montana recently took to Instagram to tease the upcoming video for “Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee).” Last March, Montana and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd traveled to Uganda to film the visual for their melodic track. In Montana’s series of teasers, the video looks to highlight the youth of Uganda, as the Bronx rapper and Lee vibe out with the local community of Kampala.
“NEXT BIG THING” BAILEY BRYAN’S DEBUT EP
Since “next big thing” (Perez Hilton) Bailey Bryan first arrived on the scene with her debut single “Own It,” critics have prepared the world to “fall in love” (People) with the singer/songwriter. Touted by Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly as an “artist you need to know,” Bryan is “ready to show the world her confident side” (Taste Of Country) with her EP SO FAR (300 Entertainment/Warner Music Nashville) that “runs the emotional gamut” (Billboard), available digitally now.
In 2015, Miami band Jacuzzi Boys started their own record label, Mag Mag, with the primary purpose of releasing their own music. Now, just a few years later, on April 21, 2017, Mag Mag will launch a new flexi disc series, beginning with the release of “Asshole Blues,” a brand new single from legendary punk icon, Iggy Pop, who for the last few years has been a strong supporter and friend of the Jacuzzi Boys.
Rich Homie Quan – the young Atlanta-based rapper who sold millions of singles as an independent artist – returns with the new mixtape, Back To The Basics. Released today by Motown Records, the collection also includes the “Back To The Basics” movie, which premiered on Noisey and can be seen HERE. Quan’s engaging narration links together the official videos for “Da Streetz,” “Heart Cold” and four other tracks from Back To The Basics.
He chose the mixtape’s title as a nod to the material that helped him become one of the game’s most popular artists. “I just want to get back to my old self, dropping the music I know I’m capable of dropping for my fans,” Rich Homie Quan explains. “I want to get back to where everyone can feel where I’m coming from.”
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Pieta Brown released her new album Postcards last month via Lustre Records. True to its name, Postcards explores the role of distance and isolation through collaboration in which Brown enlisted a guest artist for each track via mail. Today she released the first video from the album for the song “Rosine” which features Bon Iver’s Mike Lewis who added breathy woodwinds to the dreamy track.
600Breezy – “Moonlight”
With a menacing persona and an authoritative flow, 600 Breezy creates brutal and lyrical street music. Kicking it in a chop shop with NY rapper Al-Doe, along with Parkay and Bishop Ford, 600 Breezy shines in the gruff new video for the Chase Davis-produced “Moonlight,” directed by Openworldfilms WillGates. Holding down the anchor spot in the three rapper lineup, Breezy blazes up while toting a wrench in the video, as he spits slickly worded threats at anyone who’d dare come at him: “Tote my pistol in any weather/Yo bitch wear Sketchers/Sharp as cleavers/Wouldn’t like me neither/These n*ggas divas.” “Moon Light” is the latest video from Breezy’s upcoming project, Breezo George Gervin (Leading Scorer Edition), distributed by EMPIRE, which is currently available for pre-order.
ALYESKA RELEASES DEBUT EP CRUSH
Los Angeles dream rockers Alyeska have released their debut EP today.
Crush was the last record to be recorded at the legendary New York recording studio The Magic Shop which closed its doors last year after being pushed out of its home by rising rents in the area.
David Bowie’s Blackstar, Arcade Fires The Suburbs, Sonic Youth’s Dirty and countless other records from Norah Jones, Coldplay and the Foo Fighters were all recorded at the Magic Shop.
Avriel & the Sequoias have announced the release date for the highly anticipated EP, Sage and Stone. Set to drop June 9, Sage and Stone is the debut independent release from the multi-talented and multifaceted Avi Kaplan, Grammy Award-winning performer and arranger of a cappella phenoms Pentatonix. Sage and Stone is inspired by and purposefully presents the full spectrum of Avi’s folk palate without ever abandoning his talent for lush, layered vocals, intricate arrangements and tasteful acoustic performances.
“With its lively guitar riffs and glamorous melodies that put everyone from White Denim to The Strokes to shame, “True Cinnamon” is a rich expression of force and joy. Clean and gritty, it’s the epitome of all that helps Bod shine brightest on their new True Cinnamon EP: Clever, honest and endearing lyrics combine with colorful indie rock at full throttle to create a warm, intoxicating set of songs.” Atwood Magazine
An eccentric Texas rapper and Taylor Gang member known for his playful rhymes and outlandish adlibs, Sosamann prepares to sauce up your life with the upcoming Sauce The World. Packed with zonked-out wordplay and impossibly energetic flows, Sauce The World is another formidable dose of splashy Houston music. The follow-up to last year’s Sauce Eskobar, Sauce The World finds the Sauce Factory emcee turning a new leaf as an artist, varying his production and imposing his persona on 13 new tracks. Featuring a lone guest spot from XO, Sosamann steps out on his own, spotlighting his extraordinary personality on Sauce The World.
It Is A Good Friday as Dead Rabbitts Release “This Emptiness”
The Dead Rabbitts are proud to release their highly anticipated Tragic Hero Records sophomore album, “This Emptiness.” The band stayed quiet after their label debut, “Shapeshifter,” was released in 2014. However, Dead Rabbitts are back stronger than ever.
Craig Mabbitt has made a name for himself in the scene with his previous projects blessthefall and The Word Alive, as well as being the current frontman for Escape The Fate. The Dead Rabbitts allow Mabbitt to experiment with different styles of music and acts as a personal outlet for the vocalist. In a conversation talking about the album, he shared, “I dove into some dark corners of my mind for this one.” Since the last record, Mabbitt underwent various life changes, all of which are showcased in his lyrics,
“No going back to what it was before no regrets, no remorse. I’m overdue for a change of course.”