Actress and Singer-Songwriter Naturi Naughton showed off her beautiful pregnancy glow and festive spring outfit earlier today on The Wendy Williams Show. During her appearance, Naturi discussed a variety of topics including when she found out the wonderful news of her pregnancy, pregnancy cravings, where she keeps her NAACP Image Award, visiting The White House and more. She also gave viewers a special treat by giving them a sneak peak at the highly anticipated new season of STARZ’s Power. Naturi’s appearance on The Wendy Williams Show can be viewed here.
The Los Angeles based five-piece have premiered their debut LP Touch via Atwood Magazine. Today they’ve released their debut album which is now streamable on Spotify, SoundCloud, and Bandcamp and available for purchase through iTunes and Bandcamp.
Northern Ghost Joins The Tragic Hero Roster
Tragic Hero Records is proud to welcome Northern Ghost to their roster. Being reminiscent of older Bring Me The Horizon and A Skylit Drive, the band fits well with the other artists on the label. Vocalist Tony McVaney explained, “When Tragic Hero Records first heard us, they were just as excited as we were about what we’ve created. The enthusiasm, excitement and passion we shared with the label was something the industry has never shown us before and made the decision to work with Tragic Hero Records an easy one.”
As GODHUNTER prepares the Codex Narco EP for release next month – donating the proceeds from the album’s sales to Planned Parenthood — Decibel Magazine has premiered the record’s monstrous “Like Glass Under Black Fingernails.”
Joining GODHUNTER’s new stripped-down core lineup of guitarist/vocalist David Rodgers, drummer Andy Kratzenberg, and keyboardist Matthew Davis, Codex Narco features contributions from members of CHRCH, Demon Lung, Mountaineer, Thorne, Methra, and others. Codex Narcowas mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and features a cover of Tegan & Sara’s “Walking With A Ghost,” for which a video is being created to support suicide prevention. The record features artwork by Bailey Illustration and layout by Cool Ghoul Ltd. (Ethan McCarthy of Primitive Man).
The best storytellers often aren’t the ones who have had the wildest experiences; they’re the ones who have experienced things we all have, and can articulate them in a way we haven’t yet figured out ourselves. They give us a new vocabulary for talking about ourselves and our world. That’s the gift William Matheny presents to us.
Matheny, a West Virginia native and longtime keys player for Athens, Ohio, indie heroes Southeast Engine, has broken out on his own with Strange Constellations, his debut 11-song solo collection out February 24, 2017, which might more than anything provoke the question: Why not sooner?
Dion Lunadon (Of A Place To Bury Strangers) Shares “Howl”
Today, Dion Lunadon (of A Place To Bury Strangers / The D4) has shared new track “Howl” via Consequence of Sound. The track is from his new forthcoming self-titled LP, out June 9th on Agitated Records. It follows the release of his latest music video “Fire” which you can check.
Dion Lunadon’s debut solo album was recorded over a three-month period in Brooklyn, NY. The album features Robi Gonzalez (APTBS) on drums and Blaze Bateh from Bambara on select tracks including “Fire”, and also features mixing by Chris Woodhouse (Mayyors, Ty Segall, The Intelligence, Thee Oh Sees) on select tracks including “Com/Broke”. It is available for preorders now via Bandcamp.
“What does it mean to RISE UP? Does it mean to revolt, to overthrow… to sew the seeds of social uprising? Or is “rising up” to graduate to higher levels of consciousness and understanding?” – Jesse Williams, “Miranda”
GHOST SEASON Releases “The Vampire” Lyric Video
Athens, Greece-based Alternative Metal band GHOST SEASON has teamed up with New Noise Magazine to premiere the official lyric video for “The Vampire,” a song from debut album Like Stars in a Neon Sky. Check it out at this location.
Like Stars In a Neon Sky is out now on Pavement Entertainment. Snag your digital copy from iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, or Amazon. The album is also available on Spotify.
Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriot kicker and all time scoring leader, is set to meet fans at the Kowloon Restaurant, Route 1 North/948 Broadway in Saugus for an autograph session and fan dinner on Thursday, April 27 from 7pm to 9pm. The event celebrates the first night of the NFL Draft.
Tickets to the event are $99 per person and include a chance to meet the Super Bowl player, a full course Chinese gourmet dinner, one autographed photo of the player, and one photo taken with him and each guest.
For more information, please call the Kowloon Restaurant, Route 1 North, Saugus, 1-781-233-0077 for tickets/reservations.
Omar Alhindi “Lust”
The central California-born pop artist started his burgeoning music career young, signing with Tyme Records a
t only fifteen years old. An emotional storyteller, he combines unforgettable pop melodies with emotional experiences pulled from his own life — a winning combination of sonic aesthetics and audience engagement. With his debut single, “Back to You,” he explored the importance of appreciating the people and things in life before it’s too late. Listeners instantly connected and Omar’s dedicated fanbase began to develop.
Aniya releases video for debut single ‘Demon’
London-based artist Aniya continues her impressive introduction with the release of the video for her debut single ‘Demon’ – an ethereal noir-pop gem, harking back to the early sounds of Banks and Lana Del Rey.
Premiering on Wonderland, the highly emotive video features Aniya in a physical battle with her demon, portraying the song’s powerful, honest lyrical message and feelings of delicacy, vulnerability and empowerment.
She says of the video; “I wanted to show the constant battle people face when having these self-doubting and destructive thoughts, and the impact it can have on someone. You can’t numb the demon, but you can learn how to harness it and turn it into your strongest asset”
LA based Alternative Metal Band Raven Black has released the Official Music Video for their single “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars” off of their debut EP Seven Sins, out NOW via WURMgroup. Directed Josh Apple and filmed by Andrew Spirk of Monoblocstudios.com “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars” originally premiered on Revolver Magazine.
PARAMORE RETURN WITH “AFTER LAUGHTER”
Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has announced the eagerly awaited release of their fifth studio album. “AFTER LAUGHTER” will arrive everywhere on Friday, May 12th. The GRAMMY Award-winning band’s first new album in more than four years, “AFTER LAUGHTER,” is available for pre-order beginning today and accompanied by an instant grat download of the just unveiled new single, “Hard Times.” “Hard Times” is joined by a dynamic new companion video. The clip, directed by Andrew Joffe, premieres today exclusively on Fueled By Ramen’s official YouTube channel.
“AFTER LAUGHTER” was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio B – Paramore’s first time recording in their own beloved hometown. The album is produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Paramore’s own Taylor York. “AFTER LAUGHTER” also marks the return of original member Zac Farro back to the band.
West Coast natives SIR SLY share the video for “High,” the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album. The video explores the boundaries of reality and imagination, as a consciousness-expanding drug experience slips lead singer Landon into a psychedelic realm.
Weaves, Lido Pimienta, Daniel Romano, Partner, Willie Thrasher, Bernice, Tough Age, Teenanger, Myriam Gendron, and The Highest Order are the inital acts announced for SappyFest 12, taking place in Sackville, NB from August 4-6, 2017.
Programming will also include an exhibition and artist talk by Lido Pimienta, readings by Notes Of A Feminist Killjoy author Erin Wunker, film screenings programmed by Native North America Vol. 1 curator Kevin Howes, and intimate small-scale acoustic shows in the Golden Bus, a converted school bus.
Within seconds of the dropping the needle you’ll get the feeling of being in good hands: we have here another AP course in power-pop, delivered by our man Matthew Melton with the confidence and consistency of your favorite late night diner. The familiarity works as a curious device – this is directly in his wheelhouse, no sonic surprises whatsoever, yet somehow these odes to teenage love and heartache are brand new, catchy and vital.
Last month, Nashville-based alternative pop/rock duo Airpark released their debut EP Early Works, Volume 1 via Eugenia Hall Records. The band is on tour now, with upcoming dates in NYC, Boston, New Orleans, Nashville and more (full list below).
The band just premiered their video for “Plenty To Pine For” at Under The Radar, who said “The brothers face off in the manner they typically create, with Michael Ford Jr. on drums and singing with an alley cat rasp similiar to Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Ben playing guitar in tight lock with the slugging drum beat and lending falsetto accents.”
LET THEM FALL Return With New Official Video For ‘Wintersun’
After some months of hard work Let Them Fall are ready to break the silence and return with the excellent new single called Wintersun. The track maintains the same musical direction of their last song Fenrir, but with a significant change of vibe. The band shifts its focus towards a deeper and darker point of view creating a different atmosphere, cold as winter.
The track has been mixed, mastered and produced at Wavemotion Recordings and the videoclip has been made by Matteo Ermeti Multimedia.
“Arabian Heights” [link here] is the driving new track from the The Afghan Whigs forthcoming album, In Spades, due out May 5th worldwide from Sub Pop. The song exudes the gutbucket exoticism of Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti writ large, driven by drummer Patrick Keeler’s bravura, tribal cadences. Greg Dulli says of Keeler’s contribution, “Rick [Nelson, who engineered the album] got incredible drum sounds, and what Patrick does on that song is a master class in drumming.”
In Spades is now available for preorder on CD / 180 gram-LP / CS / DL from Sub Pop [link here]. The album, led by the single “Demon In Profile” and the aforementioned “Arabian Heights,” alongside standouts “Oriole,” “Copernicus,” and “Toy Automatic,” is the follow-up to the band’s internationally acclaimed Do to the Beast. In Spades, written and produced by Greg Dulli, was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree.
MINDMAZE: “ONE MORE MOMENT” LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED
The US progressive power metal band MINDMAZE just released a lyric video for “One More Moment”, the second single from their new album “Resolve”. The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
Today, multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd launches Double Zero, a new line of high definition headphones produced by Zedd with design team SF Inc. The headphones feature a dynamic yet precise sound engineered by Japanese sound system manufacturer Onkyo. Retailing at $199.99, the first model of Double Zero headphones, 001, are available for purchase online at www.double-zero.com.
Today NPR All Songs Considered shared “K.” the first single from Cigarettes After Sex’s self-titled debut LP. “K.” was initially released back in November and was followed by their second single “Apocalypse”.
The band’s self-titled debut album will be out June 9th on Partisan Records. You can pre-order the LP here and receive exclusive items including a picture disc, signed lyric booklet, and more.
Cigarettes After Sex frontman Greg Gonzalez had a clear vision for his band’s debut album, a gorgeously cinematic work. After the phenomenal online break-out success of “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” (which has + 46 Million YouTube views to date), from the early Cigarettes After Sex EP (‘I.’) from 2012, the Brooklyn-based Gonzalez (originally from El Paso, Texas) wanted to project his worldview on to a bigger screen, a broader canvas. As Greg explains, “This is like the novel or feature-length version of Cigarettes. I wanted it to feel like a complete work, where some of the imagery repeats – like it’s all in the same world. It’s very much a fulfillment of the feelings in the short works.”
Cherryade ‘Get By’
Cherryade – consisting of Ella and Alex – are based in London and adopt an alt-pop style with punk-attitude. They’ve worked with the likes of Ant Whiting (M.I.A., John Newman), Lewis Gardiner (PRIDES, KLOE), Dimitri Tikovoi (Charli XCX, MNEK) and Shaun Canning (Atom Tree) and have seen support from, DIY, Clash, Popjustice, Wonderland, Nylon etc as well as radio play from R1’s Huw Stephens, BBC Intro London and Norfolk.
Ghostpoet Shares New Track “Immigrant Boogie”
Today Ghostpoet is thrilled to unveil his first new music in years with an excellent new track titled “Immigrant Boogie”.
“Immigrant Boogie” marks the first new material from Ghostpoet since the release of his third and much lauded, Mercury-nominated Shedding Skin album in 2015. Swathed in post-punk virtuosity, “Immigrant Boogie” is a narrative only too pertinent in 2017.
Fans of rock, theater and all things macabre can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the brand new music video for cabaret rock songstress Kat Robichaud’s “She Looked Like She Owed Death Money” on Yahoo today. The elaborately choreographed performance video is taken from Kat Robichaud’s rock opera/theatrical experience, MISFIT CABARET, and features Kat and her cast of dynamic performers. Of the song and theatrical representation, Robichaud commented, “The song itself is a metaphor for alcoholism. I’ve had people very close to me battle with it, and it can be a real succubus – there to comfort you at your lowest point but won’t lift you up. Around the time I was writing for the show, a friend was talking about a person who was strung out, looking like they owed death money, and I thought it was such a graphically gruesome description. I had to write a song around it.”
Coastwest Unrest Shares New Song “EPA”
Las Vegas band Coastwest Unrest today shared “EPA (Edward Paul, Abbey)” from their upcoming album The Crazed Ones today in front of Earth Day. The album will be released sometime over the summer.
Frontman Noah Dickie penned most of the album last year, before there was a thought of a Trump presidency, but his lyrics on “EPA” are remarkably prescient. The song is a tribute to the dystopian/anarchist novelist Edward Paul Abbey who predicted catastrophe in novels like The Monkey Wrench Gang (and of course whose initials coincidentally correspond with a hot button topic).
Critically acclaimed songwriter John Moreland has announced a string of West Coast tour dates in support of his upcoming album Big Bad Luv, due out May 5th via 4AD. Following a UK tour around the release, Moreland will return to the US in June for his previously announced East coast and Midwest dates. The new West Coast run will include Denver, Seattle, Portland and the Outside Lands Festival. The Fader posted an exclusive premiere of the song “Sallisaw Blue” on April 18th.
The Best Fest is proud to announce Dylan Fest: A Celebration of Bob Dylan’s 76th Birthday. Set for May 23rd and 24th at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, the second annual two-night concert event will see an extraordinary and eclectic array of artists paying tribute to the music of Bob Dylan with unprecedented performances of their favorite Dylan songs. In addition to ringing in Bob’s 76th – he was born on May 24th, 1941 – the concerts will also celebrate Dylan’s recent Nobel Prize win, and mark the 50th anniversary of his 1967 masterpiece, John Wesley Harding, recorded at Columbia’s Studio A in Nashville.
“After last year’s joyous Dylan Fests at the Ryman, we hope to make his birthday party in Music City an annual event, and we hereby invite Dylan’s most fervent fans from all over the world to join us,” says Best Fest co-founder Austin Scaggs. “Dylan’s words and music give meaning to our lives, and to honor Bob and raise money and awareness for a wonderful charity is a win-win.”
Syrian musician Omar Souleyman’s new album, To Syria, With Love, is set for release June 2 via Mad Decent. In celebration Souleyman will tour the U.S. in May, playing select dates including New York, Los Angeles, Detroit and Salt Lake City as well as festival performances at Form Arcosanti in Arizona and MoogFest in North Carolina. See below for a full tour itinerary.
The follow-up to 2015’s Bahdeni Nami, To Syria, With Love marks Souleyman’s third full-length studio record. It is a departure musically and lyrically from his previous material, with focus on more elaborate keyboard and techno elements. Completely setting politics aside, Souleyman consciously shares this personal ode to his native country with an emphasis on his emotional connection to the land and people but not without heartache in view of the nation’s current state.
Orem, Utah four piece, The Aces, shared the official music video for their single, ‘Physical,’ today via Noisey. Earlier this month The Aces debuted ‘Physical’ which NPR called “more honest than most pop songs.” The track was mixed by Mike Crossey and will appear on the band’s debut EP, I Don’t Like Being Honest, which will be released globally on June 23rd via Red Bull Records.
“The ‘Physical’ video is the music video we have been wanting to make for some time now,” front woman Cristal Ramirez tells Noisey. “The moment we met Charlotte Rutherford (the director) and saw her treatment we knew she was the perfect fit. The storyline is full of sarcasm and satire, and to us is a big middle finger to what’s expected from an all-female band.”
Today, at the Crackle upfront presentation held at Sony Square NYC, the streaming service greenlit their new scripted original drama, “The Oath,” (WT) written and created by former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy Joe Halpin (“Hawaii Five-O,” “Ice,” “The Lottery”). Executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc., the series explores a different kind of subculture – gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend.
These secret societies are nearly impossible to get into – but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks. The drama examines this all-too-real world through a gang that started out with the right intentions. But in order to stay both out of jail and alive, they will all need to re-examine the principles that guide them and speculate as to whether they can trust the badged criminals that operate amongst them. The 10-episode, one-hour original pulls the curtain back on the inner workings of this band of brothers forced to turn on each other after being picked off by the FBI.
SOILWORK Officially Announces 25-Year-Old Bastian Thusgaard as Permanent Drummer
Visionary Swedish musicians SOILWORK are pleased to officially announce the inclusion of their now permanent drummer, 25-year-old Bastian Thusgaard. Thusgaard has been blazing the kit for the band for the past 10 months, but will make his official debut as a permanent member of the band at their upcoming summer festival performances. See below for a full listing of dates.
Bastian Thusgaard originally joined the SOILWORK machine as their touring drummer after former full-time drummer Dirk Verbeuren’s departure. Thusgaard began his journey as Verbeuren’s understudy, eventually taking over touring duties for the band full-time in the summer of 2016.
Rival Shapes Share Atmospheric Single “Evaporate”
Rival Shapes are proud to release the atmospheric, pensive first single, “Evaporate”, complete with music video, today. This is the first track from their upcoming EP, Pull. With a call and response between wistful guitar riffs and lyrics centered around romantic entanglements, “Evaporate” evokes the tensions between dominance and submission that occur in any relationship. This subsequent music video captures these themes in a sensual visual representation.
On Saturday, May 6, Corey Helford Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles presents new works by Lori Nelson in her second solo exhibition with the gallery, entitled “Cryptotweens: Find My Friends,” in Gallery 2.
In her 2016 exhibition, “Cryptotweens Are Like,” the Brooklyn-based painter presented a cast of whimsical monster-tweens who are ferociously flawed. In this ongoing series, her young monsters are usually in a position of self-discovery and power, potentially mastering their world as they encounter adolescence. Whether they are human with fantastical features or super-powerful cryptids with unusual apps on their smartphones, we can recognize ourselves in each of Nelson’s subjects. Her new series — “Cryptotweens: Find My Friends” –takes place in a parallel universe where the subjects are neither child nor teen, human nor monster, and are on the verge of discovering their own personal powers.
Today The 405 has premiered the new video from Frenship entitled “1000 Nights”. When talking about the video the duo states, “We originally had the idea for the video out on a camping trip in Stanley, Idaho. We had just received the song back from mastering and took the first listen on the shore of Lake Stanley at the base of McGown Peak. This place inspired the idea, look and feel for the 1000 Nights video. With the idea in place we sought out a director that could fully capture beautiful shots outdoors and filmmaker Matt Kleiner perfectly fit the bill for this. The video was shot at Diablo Lake in Washington State.” The ‘Truce’ EP is out now on Columbia.
Sportsman unveils breathtaking video for ‘Running On A Beach’
Stockholm-based musician Sportsman (real-name Per Magnusson) is today unveiling the video for his new single ‘Running On A Beach’ – an elegant slice of romantic RnB, pairing fluttering synths and electronics with a luxuriant pop-tinged rhythm section.
Luis Fonsi & Justin Bieber Surprise Fans with “Despacito” Remix Performance in Puerto Rico
Last night, Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber performed their high-powered “Despacito” (Remix) for the very first time at a Purpose Tour show in Puerto Rico.
Surprising the audience at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, Bieber invited Puerto Rican powerhouse Fonsi to the stage, sending the audience into a frenzy. As the duo delivered “Despacito,” the entire Coliseum sang along to every word.
Synead Releases Music Video “Tropicao”
Earlier this month, emerging New York artist Synead celebrated the release of critically acclaimed debut single “Tropicao.” Catching the attention of tastemakers and power players from London’s BBC Radio 1 and Australia’s Purple Sneakers, to Tokyo dance troupe Dance Works and even Solange’s esteemed outlet Saint Heron, “Tropicao” has, quite literally, taken the world by storm in it’s two weeks since release.
Big Beat Records has announced London-based musician Palmistry as the newest member of the world-renowned label’s revolutionary roster. The re-release of Palmistry’s acclaimed debut album, “PAGAN,” arrives at all digital retailers and streaming partners today. Buy/stream “PAGAN” here.
ARKELLS RELEASE “KNOCKING AT THE DOOR” MUSIC VIDEO
Today, Arkells release their latest video for their new song “Knocking At The Door”. The band debuted the track earlier this month as a surprise release for fans. Already climbing the charts in their native Canada, the track has been the most added song at Alt radio, the last 2 weeks in a row.
“This is our most fierce song yet. So we needed a fierce video. We recruited our talented friends SHANE&mark to make the video and they nailed it. Our audience has embraced this new tune, and it’s a thrill for the band to release a video that further elevates the song,” says frontman Max Kerman.
Pop-Rock Artist, Nick Brodeur Drops Debut Single “UR Dumb”
Emerging pop-rock artist, Nick Brodeur officially released his debut single, “UR Dumb,” today on iTunes and all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music, as well as Amazon and Google Play. The bright and fresh Summer song was written by Nick and co-produced by YNIQ of SoBe Entertainment and two-time Grammy Winner, Vinny Venditto (Eminem, Flo Rida, Rick Ross).
The young, yet talented musician, singer, and songwriter plays guitar, the drums and boasts a soulful voice with range that most adults are unable to capture. His inspiration and knowledge of great musicians, past and present, including Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana, and Metallica have all shaped his rock sound. While, Miles Davis, B. B. King, George Benson, and Prince have formed his soulful, funk side. Like all of his favorite guitarists, Nick’s tireless devotion to rock, pop and soul music, plus his boundless enthusiasm on stage, are both captivating and hypnotic.
Brimming with boundless energy and an great ear for hooks, P-Lo is capable of turning a routine trip to the DMV into an occasion to get lit. Kicking it with crash test dummies and speeding during his driving test, P-Lo shows off his effortless charm in “Put Me On Somethin’,” his latest video. Produced with bounce by P-Lo himself, the Filipino-American rapper recruits E-40, the Counselor, to spit a typically witty verse: “Stop babysitting, pass it/My Fetti stretch like elastic/Yeah bro, I gotta have it/Born to trap–survival tactics.” Premiered by XXL, “Put Me On Somethin'” is a highlight from More Than Anything, P-Lo’s upcoming project. The follow up to 2016’s Before Anything, More Than Anything releases on May 12th.
Mark Lanegan Band Shares “Beehive” Video on Dangerous Minds
With the release of new album Gargoyle just over a week away on 28th April, and already the subject of many rave reviews, MARK LANEGAN BAND has shared a surreal video to new single “Beehive”, directed by Zhang and Knight. Fascinated by the dark and dystopic, Zhang and Knight are two London based film-makers. Specialising in showing beauty in unusual matters, this film was created to be a metaphor for ageing in our society. With its addictive hooks and irresistible swagger, “Beehive” brilliantly exemplifies the surprising new musical paths Lanegan has forged for himself in recent years.
Singer-songwriter AUSTIN MAHONE drops the highly-anticipated music video for his latest single “Lady” featuring Pitbull today on VEVO. The fan-favorite track from his ForMe + You mixtape, “Lady” is a dancefloor-ready single that samples Modjo’s classic French house single “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)”. Directed by Gil Green, the track’s visual finds Austin and Mr. 305 in a Miami club dancing along to the feel-good record.
LA psych-pop prodigy Julian Jasper
Born in San Diego and currently based in LA, Julian Jasper is a Steely Dan for the 21st century, or maybe a lapsed Rundgren after he crossed paths with Ariel Pink. “Wait Until Dawn” unfolds with a confidence rarely heard these days that’s representative of the EP at large, driven by carefree, hook-laden melodies and dynamic basslines. Jasper sounds like Boz Scaggs on a dopamine bender, distractedly strutting and bouncing from one disused phone booth to another looking for a connection.
Fiona Grey Releases Kardashian-Inspired Single
“MONEY” will be featured on Fiona’s forthcoming EP due out later this year. The song, which was inspired by the Kardashian hierarchy and our religious infatuation with pop culture, was produced/mixed by Mike Schuppan, accomplished recording engineer of M83, Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, Dream Theater, Ziggy Marley and more. Ones To Watch premiered the track this week and said, “Grey’s latest is…a raw and open warning of the downfalls associated with current media and pop culture.”
Nickelback Debut Video
Diamond-certified, global award winning rock band, Nickelback, officially premiered the video for their Top 10 radio single “Feed The Machine” today on the band’s YouTube channel. Directed by Simian Design, the video premiere comes as the band continues to prepare for the release of their ninth studio album Feed The Machine on June 16th and the colossal headlining 45+ city North American Feed The Machine Tour.
ISAAC GRACIE UNVEILS VIDEO FOR “REVERIE”
Isaac Gracie has unveiled the video for his new single, “Reverie”. Directed by Clara Aranovich who has previously directed notable videos for the likes of Beirut, Local Natives, and Matthew E White, it’s a beautifully shot piece that aptly accompanys Isaac’s intimate and evocative new song. “Reverie” was produced by Markus Dravs at London’s RAK Studios and follows 2016’s self-produced debut EP, Songs From My Bedroom and the live EP, Songs In Black And White.
Moss Kena first emerged with a unique interpretation of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘These Walls’, which has since been streamed 3 million + times. In the process Moss was played by MistaJam and Annie Mac on Radio 1 and Zane Lowe on Beats1. Alicia Keys put his rework in her Apple Playlist. Goldlink and Bryson Tiller reached out asking who Moss was.
Portland-based Portugal. The Man has teamed up with international advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy and Oregon Cannabis grower Hifi Farms (Called “The coolest cannabis company in Oregon,” by Esquire Magazine) to release Feel it Still, a custom, packaged, pre-rolled blend designed to pair with the band’s new single. The cannabis blend will be available starting on April 20th (the unofficial cannabis holiday) at all Serra Cannabis and Electric Lettuce recreational dispensaries.
For years Scotty Trimble, the former professional motocross racer and indie rap producer better known as Sixo, has questioned the validity of free will and believed that every outcome has a likelihood of occurring or not occurring. Can our actions truly be considered under our control when existing within a limited amount of variables? Are perceptions of free will merely illusion? With those lingering concepts and a head full of ’60s and ’70s psychedelic rock, Sixo entered his home studio and began crafting ‘The Odds of Free Will’, his third full-length record. Today he shares the “sterling” new album ‘The Odds of Free Will’ in full with PureVolume.
Leeds Shoegazers Colour of Spring Stream ‘Echoes’
Leeds quintet Colour of Spring, a welcome addition to the city’s thriving music scene, have announced the forthcoming release of their new single Echoes, the lead track from their self-titled EP out 23rd June via House of Love Records.
LAS ROSAS SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “BAD UNIVERSE”
Ernest Jenning Record Co. is proud to share the video for New York City trio Las Rosas’ “Bad Universe,” the latest from their recent debut album Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want. Observer premiered the video in an in-depth feature about the band, noting that “Las Rosas take care to build songs with the minor refrains and plotted turns of a composer’s brain without the hubris or arrogance that might otherwise keep them at a distance from their people.”
It’s easy to forget that just a few decades ago, the only viable means for penetrating the golden glamour of Los Angeles was via the dusty trail of Route 66. And just as the arteries of the interstate latched onto the thumping heart of California, so too came the amplified sounds of a new restless generation. There was acid on the streets and revolution in the air, but there were also Hell’s Angels in the alleys and Manson’s family on the desert periphery. It was an age of innocence, beauty, and opportunity, with an underbelly of lawlessness and depravity. And it had a soundtrack.
Seasurfer Premieres Video, “Daydream” via NEW NOISE
More awake than dreampop, more violent than shoegaze, Seasurfer makes music that pulverizes even as it caresses. The German group, led by sonic mastermind Dirk Knight, released their first album in 2014, and Dive In won raves from critics at places like Allmusic and The Big Takeover. New album “Under the Milky Way…Who Cares” goes even further, the best album so far from the shoegaze revival.
Lilac Lungs Releases Music Video for “Uh-Oh”
Indie rockers Lilac Lungs have announced the release date for their debut full-length album, Eventide, set for release on May 12, 2017. Recorded by Lee Albrecht at Lee Albrecht Studios, Eventide is a 10-track rollercoaster of emotions that gets personal with the listener while highlighting the band’s ambient indie rock sound. When developing a concept for Eventide, front-woman Emily Torres wanted to capture a variety of emotions, ranging from love to fear, in order to evoke a feeling of strength and create a safe space for the listener.
ZIPPER CLUB RELEASE NEW SINGLE “REGRETS”
ZIPPER CLUB are also releasing “Breath” with the B-side “REGRETS” in an exclusive lavender-scented and colored 7″ vinyl this Record Store Day, Saturday, April 22.
Alexa Villa is a multi-talented singer-songwriter/musician, highlighting her talent at piano/synth in each track of the EP. Artfully blending and fusing together rock, pop and grunge, Alexa Villa relentlessly liberates the confines of both genres and flawlessly creates a sound that is both unique, eclectic and a bit quirky.
Mexican Rock Band DLD Announces U.S. Tour
One of the most important and popular bands of its genre in Mexico, DLD announced their U.S. tour with 4 confirmed dates in Texas and an additional 3 in California, starting on May 24 in Houston. The group will make their debut at the Neon Desert Music Festival in El Paso, one of the few festivals that combines music superstars both in English and Spanish, that include artists Hardwell, Foster The People, J Balvin, Alesso and Nelly, among others. The tour concludes on June 1st in San Francisco, California at the Independent.
There are only a few bands that can tell the story of constant and rising success- and DLD is one of them. The band has 17 years of career including: 6 studio albums, two Latin Grammy nominations, two Telehit Awards, Gold Records for their sales, and sold out shows in outstanding venues like Palacio de Los Deportes, the Auditorio Nacional, Teatro Metropólitan, Vive Cuervo Salón and the Lunario, in addition to their highlighted performances in the most important festivals in the continent such as the Vive Latino in 6 different editions and Rock al Parque in Colombia, among others.
RUSS TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
Atlanta-based DIY rapper and producer Russ has announced that his major label debut album There’s Really A Wolf will be released both physically and digitally on May 5 via Columbia Records. The 20-track album, which Russ produced, mixed, mastered, engineered and wrote completely on his own, is available for pre-order now. The album features Russ’ Gold-certified, Billboard Hot 100-charting breakthrough tracks “What They Want,” which has 90 million streams on Spotify, and “Losin Control,” which is currently Top 15 on the Rhythm airplay chart and Top 10 on Shazam in over 200 markets. See the album’s full track list below.
Geowulf Share New Track “Won’t Look Back”
Today Geowulf are thrilled to return with another standout single, silvery shoegaze ballad “Won’t Look Back”. The track follows the meteoric success of their first two tracks “Saltwater” and “Don’t Talk About You”, the former of which has reached over four million plays on Spotify, reached the top ten on Hype Machine’s popular chart and peaked at #4 in the Spotify US viral chart.
“’Won’t Look Back’ is about trying to look forward and deciding to be excited about what might be next.” says Star, Geowulf’s singer. “Toma had the idea for it a long time ago, maybe a year or so, but it really came together recently.”
West Coast natives SIR SLY share the video for “High,” the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album. The video explores the boundaries of reality and imagination, as a consciousness-expanding drug experience slips lead singer Landon into a psychedelic realm.
Peruvian singer-songwriter and producer A.CHAL premieres video to the first single “To The Light” off his forthcoming studio album today on Billboard.com.
Crooked Bangs are a dark punk rock band from Austin, Texas. Their second full-length, II, is out April 21, 2017 on Nervous Intent Records. A tour of the West Coast will follow in late spring. As an album, II belongs to no specific subgenre, and as a band Crooked Bangs belongs to no specific movement, revivalist or contemporary. They’re a band for which the overly-broad and all-encompassing label of “punk” makes a convenient editorial cop-out. Crooked Bangs are at once brooding and howling, unrestrained and taut.