Jesus Piece and Malice At The Palace are teaming up with Bridge Nine to release a new split EP on May 19th. Jesus Piece kick the split off with 2 brutally heavy and discordant metallic hardcore anthems. Malice At The Palace, fresh off an LP released by Six Feet Under, are back with 2 new songs continuing to prefect the 90’s hardcore sound they’re known for. The EP was mixed by Taylor Young at The Pit (Twitching Tongues, Nails) and mastered by Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Code Orange) and today, Jesus Piece have unveiled one of their contributions for the split, “Deny Reality”, which you can stream now courtesy of AltPress.
FAINITES “Battle Scars” EP
New U.K. based rock band FAINITES has just released their debut EP “Battle Scars”, with distribution in the U.S. via Gravel Entertainment. In conjunction with the release, the band has shared an official music video for its lead single entitled “Geraldine”. The polished piece of alternative rock blends gritty, guitar riffs with driving rhythms and yearning melodies in an impactful introduction to the band’s music.
Tuki Carter – “Make A Way”
Taylor Gang’s Tuki Carter combines his twin passions of music and tattoo artistry into a unique and compelling career. On “Make A Way,” his new single, Tuki reveals how he pulls off his two-way hustle, flashing a Big Boi-esque flow as he reflects on his responsibilities as a single father. Riding a poignant instrumental, with epic electric guitar and insanely catchy electronic arpeggios courtesy of producer SAP, Tuki emotes on the chorus, showcasing a smooth singing voice amid his mantra-like repetition of the titular phrase. Premiered by Mass Appeal, “Make A Way” is the latest single from Tuki’s upcoming debut album Flowers & Planes, which hits stores on April 28th.
Relix has shared the video for Matthew Logan Vasquez’s single “Old Ways”. The video also features Lili Hayes (who you can check out on Instagram @lili_hayes) and was directed by her son Kevin Hayes. Last Friday Consequence Of Sound streamed Matthew’s new album ‘Does What He Wants’. Prior to the “Old Ways” video Matthew released the video’s for “Red Fish” and “Same”. He also premiered the track “Headed West” on Clash. These songs will all be on his new album ‘Does What He Wants’ out 4/21 on Dine Alone Records.
Hyper Groove Brutality, the imminent new full-length from long-running Japanese brutal death metal maniacs VOMIT REMNANTS, will make its official decent upon the masses Friday, April 21st via Unique Leader Records.
The band’s first studio output in twelve years was produced by Darren Cesca (Arsis, Vile, Goratory) of House Of Grind Studios and features guest appearances by vocalist Henrik Cranz of Soils Of Fate, guitarist Craig Peters of Deeds Of Flesh and Destroying The Devoid, and guitarist Paul Masvidal of Cynic/ex-Death.
The track premiered in an extensive piece on Atwood Magazine who said, “Stay Inside may not find all the answers they’re looking for in ‘Blockbussa,’ but the mere fact that they vocalized this issue and these feelings so well give this release profound substance and import. There is a light at the end of this long tunnel, but it’s going to take a lot of effort on all sides for us to get there – both as individuals, and as a society.”
With a goodbye to his past as a member of the Flemish noise-rock band Mosquito, Kevin Imbrechts awoke as Illuminine in the silence of the night a few years ago. Alone in his bedroom, surrounded by a guitar, a handful of style effects pedals, and toy synthesizers, Imbrechts soon became engulfed in the intricacies found in the music of his eventual Icelandic counterparts.
BMI SITS DOWN FOR ‘A CONVERSATION WITH JUANES’ TO DISCUSS NEW ALBUM
BMI’s Vice President Writer/Publisher Relations, Latin Music, Delia Orjuela caught up with Juanes for a rare and exclusive in interview in Los Angeles for a thoughtful conversation about his distinctive approach to songwriting, his remarkable career and his adventurous new album, Mis Planes Son Amarte.
Colombian superstar Juanes has been making music for over three decades, first as a member of Ekhymosis before branching out as formidable solo artist in 1999. Over the course of the ensuing years, Juanes has recorded seven acclaimed studio albums, selling over 15 million worldwide. Some of this most memorable and highest charting songs include “Fijate Bien,” “A Dios le Pido,” “Es Por Ti,” “Mil Pedazos,” “La Camisa Negra” and many more.
Tashaki Miyaki shares “Out Of My Head”
“It’s a song about wanting to shut off my mind. I suffer from various anxieties and depression that can become exhausting. As John Milton says in Paradise Lost, ‘The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.’ Musically I wanted it to feel the opposite, soothing and expansive…like a daydream.”
As MEATWOUND preps their infectious/infected second LP, Largo, for release through Magic Bullet Records in the coming weeks, Decibel Magazine has championed the new album with a stream of its gnarled “Reproductive Blues.”
French singer songwriter Imany releases gorgeous indie EP “No Reason No Rhyme”
French singer songwriter Imany just released her beautiful EP, No Reason No Rhyme out now on Ultra Music. After seeing incredible success with her song “Don’t Be So Shy” (Filatov & Karas Remix), which garnered Gold status in four countries internationally and over 12 million Shazams, making it among the top 10 Shazams of 2016, Imany is excited to share her new original music.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Rugby Wild (who resides in LA but was raised in New Jersey) blends laid back California vibes and huge hooks with the sort of skillful wordplay that east coast emcees pride themselves on. Last year saw the release of his debut EP, W.I.L.D; which featured the breakout track “Chevy”. Rugby’s newest project, the made-for-summer full-length Millennials, is a double album that dually pays tribute to the carefree nature of being young and how those feeling evolve when you’re in the process of really growing up. Rugby has been quietly busy while preparing for his debut, creating music for Jeep and other big names over the past few months.
Hollow (RIYL Stray From The Path) Debut New Single “Anomaly”
Hollow (formerly known as Hollow Heart) who just debuted their single “Anomaly”. With heavy sound effects throughout the song, mixed with catchy clean choruses, the band brings a new unique twist to modern metalcore. With the release of “Anomaly”, the group announced their upcoming full length titled, Home Is Not Where The Heart Is, which is set to release June 9th. If you dig the single and want to support, please share!
Hms Morris Announce Release Of ‘Morbid Mind’
HMS Morris to release new material in the form of a double a-side single.
‘Morbid Mind’ and ‘Arth’ showcase the range of the band’s songwriting, sailing from a White Denim–esque fluster to melodies reminiscent of traditional Welsh folk music.’Morbid Mind’ explores the morbid curiosity that resides within all of us, that drives the popularity of ‘murderabilia’ and lies behind the rubbernecking instinct. The lure of the morbid can be explained as a noble desire to empathise with the unfortunate, but can also lead to obsession, insanity, even death…
DISTANT LANDSCAPE Lyrics Video Released For ‘The Desire’
The Desire is the first single extract from the forthcoming album Insights by Distant Landscape. It’s a beautiful, melodic, sweeping track full of discordant guitar, layered vocals and simple harmony. The ever-moving images within the video represent distorted memories and the rushing of time. While outside everything changes, inside “The desire is still the same”.
Multi-platinum selling and Taylor Gang/Atlantic Records recording artist Wiz Khalifa, has officially released his free-to-play mobile game, WIZ KHALIFA’S WEED FARM, today on Apple App Store and Google Play.
Amelia Payne ‘Down’ Official Video Out Now
Not your average pop track, the song is laced with Caribbean undertones and an alluringly dark sound, which comes to life in this visual choreographed by Arthur Gourounlian, who’s performed and toured with the likes of Beyonce, P!nk, Girls Aloud, Pussycat Dolls and many more.
Nadine Shah Shares New Track “Out The Way”
Today English musician Nadine Shah is happy to announce her forthcoming third album Holiday Destination, that will see release on August 25th, through 1965 Records. In honor of this news she has also shared gritty new track titled “Out The Way”.
Last night, Charlie Puth premiered his new single in an immersive music exhibit on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles called The Attention Room. Puth’s new single “Attention” – the first release from his forthcoming sophomore album and follow-up to his RIAA Platinum certified debut NINE TRACK MIND – will arrive worldwide at all online retailers tonight at 11pm EST.
The Attention Room features an LED infinity tunnel – soundtracked to Puth’s new single “Attention” – with a visual experience architected around the concept of “receiving attention.” More specifically, the visualization within the tunnel replicates the brain’s reaction to receiving attention. An individual’s exposure to The Attention Room ignites feelings of excitement, joy and “a rush” one would experience when receiving attention.
YFN Lucci – “Never Worried”
A gifted melodist and certified hitmaker, YFN Lucci excels at evoking powerful emotion through bombastic trap music. A victory lap following the release of his latest EP Long Live Nut, YFN Lucci shares the luxurious video for “Never Worried,” which finds the rising young rapper enjoying the spoils of his many triumphs on a rooftop pool with numerous beautiful women. With 460,000 Spotify streams since its release earlier this year, the June James-produced “Never Worried” demonstrates the Think It’s a Game artist’s unimpeachable confidence, developed over years as a veritable hitmaker in the Atlanta scene. Directed by LVTR Kevin, “Never Worried” is yet another rung on the ladder to stardom for the radio-friendly trap star.
ACES shares new single “Stranger”
ACES is the project from the Brooklyn (by way of Canada) artist Alex Stewart, and her Stranger EP, produced by Ian Miller, conveys her cinematic tone more evocatively than anything she’s done before. A film editor who often works alongside her filmmaker husband, Stewart borrows as much from the vocabulary and structure of that art as she does traditional songwriting. As a writer and musician, Stewart may be seen as a master of stagecraft as much as songcraft. It’s more than a technique; it’s a manifestation of the world she’s creating around her – she builds ACES for herself, but invites the rest of us in.
Japanese alternative-rock band tricot have shared “Melon Soda”, the entrancing new single from their third album entitled 3 out May 17 on Topshelf Records (US), Big Scary Monsters (UK), Bakuretsu (JP). NPR Music calls the new single, “a compact piece of pop wizardry that finds hooks in weird corners.”
Slow Caves Premieres ‘Glares’ Video at New Noise Magazine
Slow Caves premieres their video for ‘Glares’ and announces upcoming tour dates at New Noise Magazine. The song is off of their Old Flame Records debut, Desert Minded EP released last month.
English alternative-indie 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.
Sydney-based duo PLGRMS return with hypnotic new single ‘Dream You Up’
“I found what I’m looking for, I’m just waiting for more” PLGRMS exclaim on their new single ‘Dream You Up’. A hugely welcome return from the Sydney based pair – whose spritely, effervescent electronic pop has gained a reputation for being some of the most inventive, exhilarating electronic music coming out of Australia at the moment.
Nikhil D’Souza – shares taster track – ‘Still In Love’
Recorded in London with producer Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, James Blunt), ?Still In Love? highlights a singer who can convey a maelstrom of emotions ? passion, yearning, love, loss and sorrow ? and who also possesses the power and the purity to articulately express himself in songs which are immediately relatable. ?Still In Love? is a song about the realisation that he was ?completely head over heels in love? with someone he thought he?d moved on from.
Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – featuring members of metal frontrunners Soilwork and Arch Enemy – have partnered up with Classic Rock UK to premiere the animated music video for the band’s brand new single, “Gemini”.
The video was created by Elia Cristofoli aka Solingo (www.facebook.com/eliasolingo), who has worked for companies like Volvo, Subaru and Canon in the past, and the compositors Francesco Mazzola and Andrea Vozzo of Peach Studio.
Starling releases new single ‘In The Dark’
Starling releases her new single ‘In The Dark’ on April 20th through Distiller Records. A song inspired by a particularly terrifying night in New York when her drink was spiked.
“I had a meeting in Brooklyn on the day I arrived in New York” she remembers. “And somewhere my drink got spiked, and the next day I wrote this song. I wasn’t hurt or anything but I was totally blown away by the fact my muscles went.”
Watch the video for ‘In The Dark’ directed by Director Paulo Berberan (VHS Productions) who has been Starling’s visual collaborator throughout the EP campaign. It’s as equally dark as it’s subject matter.
The track is from Pope’s forthcoming record Work (his seventh studio album), which is due out August 18 via his own Brooklyn Basement Records.
Last week Minneapolis-based soul singer, Sonny Knight, went to The Mayo Clinic to learn if the chemotherapy he started in March has been effective in treating cancer located in his lung, ribs, and spine. Thankfully, test results showed the cancer has shrunk. Because the treatment is working, Knight will continue receiving it. While this is great news in his fight against cancer, the 69-year old retired truck driver and his band are canceling all of the concerts on their books, almost 40 dates nationwide. In March the band was forced to cancel their tour dates through May, but it has become clear that Knight needs to take more time to get well before he will be road-ready. Because of the unpredictable nature of his treatment, they’ve decided to cancel everything and start booking again once Knight reaches sustained wellness.
Sonny had this to say, “I feel really bad about canceling my tour dates. I hate letting people down, but I need to take the time to fight this battle. My joy lies in music, and just because I’m not on stage doesn’t mean I won’t be creating music behind closed doors. My best work is still ahead of me. This is just a bump in the road. Thanks to everyone for all the love, support, and patience.”
Saint Clair is the alias of Londoner Emma Topolski, who also moonlights playing in Laura Marling’s band (Emma also supported across Marling’s recent solo tour, with Laura featuring Emma on her recent Reversal of The Muse project), and has also sung & played with Ghostpoet. No slouch, she also sings & plays bass for Radio 1-supported four-piece Childcare…
Produced Ben Jones, soulful electronic-pop cut ‘Train’ appositely samples the sound of trains pulling in & out of London Bridge station, recorded from the roof of Jones’ nearby studios…
Cinematic syth-pop artist BEL HAVEN releases new song ‘Could Be Love’
The LA-based multi-instrumentalist Dom Liberati combines classic sounds from iconic 80’s artists like The Police, Depeche Mode, and Peter Gabriel with today’s top vibers ala Tycho, Tame Impala, and M83 to name a few. First Kiss is the debut EP, featuring “L.A. Nights” (as heard on Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Hiptronix playlist) and “Volta.” Collaborating with Liberati on his EP was songwriter Darren Elder (The Wrecking, Crusoe, Zayde W?lf).
SIMPLEFAST premieres new single “The Escape”
SIMPLEFAST premiered today, the second single “The Escape” from their new album “Apocalypse” out on May 19th, 2017 via AMAdea Music.
Simplefast is a Modern Metal/ Thrash Metal band from Athens,Greece. They were formed in 2011. After some changes on their line-up, in March 2012, Simplefast started to play live gigs and began their journey to the world of music.
BORGEOUS and MORTEN Roll Up on “Hold Up”
BORGEOUS and MORTEN roll up together on Dim Mak with ferocious trapstep tune “Hold Up.” High energy vocals encourage listeners to “put some smoke up in it” while an ominous build leads to a heavy drop, creating an all-around filthy track.
An eccentric up-and-comer who stands out even among the crowded Atlanta scene, Lil Wop demands attention with his off-kilter delivery. Dropping a fun-sized treat for the heads on 4/20, Wop delivers Wake-N-Bake, his latest mixtape. Though it boasts production from Zaytoven on the opening track, the tape is a showcase of the chemistry between Wop and his frequent collaborator Samba Beatz. In contrast to the sinister, bombastic sound of most trap music, Samba and Wop’s collaborations vibrate with joy, with the producer providing candy-colored synths for Wop to paint over with his rhymes. Featuring appearances from Famous Dex, Malachie Warren, Duwap Kaine, Cocaine P, and CubanDoll, Wake-N-Bake is an ideal soundtrack for an early morning smoke session.
BIG BOI Announces New Album BOOMIVERSE, Due In June!
Big Boi returns with his highly-anticipated third full-length solo album and first release for Epic Records, Boomiverse, in June. The six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified hip-hop luminary, producer, and member of OutKast unveils two new songs in anticipation of the album’s impending arrival.
First up, Zane Lowe globally premieres “Mic Jack” [feat. Adam Levine] to audiences worldwide on Apple Music’s Beats 1 April 20 at 9:30am PT as his latest “World Record.” In addition, Big Boi grants Lowe an exclusive interview about “Mic Jack,”Boomiverse, and much more. Big Boi will also reveal a second new song “Kill Jill” [feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy]. Boomiverse isn’t just a new galaxy for Big Boi; it’s a new galaxy for hip-hop at large.
Icelandic Romantic Axel Flóvent Returns with ‘Quiet Eyes’
Icelandic songwriter Axel Flóvent has announced the release of his brand new single Quiet Eyes, the title track from his second EP out 9th May via Epic/Sony Records.
Based in the tiny Icelandic town Akureyri, Flóvent was organically discovered in 2015 following the release of his debut EP Forest Fires, attracting huge critical acclaim and amassing streaming figures well over 20 million in the process.
ew rappers in the game today have the freewheeling, fun-loving vibe of Nef The Pharaoh. Premiered by Billboard, Nef returns with “Back Out,” a jam for the dancefloor and the bedroom. Featuring an exceptionally risqué verse from Ty Dolla $ign, “Back Out” is a lustful meditation from Big Chang Chang over reverb-soaked bells and whistling woodwinds: “I can tell by the look in your eyes babe / you ain’t had a real n*gga in your life aye.” Produced by Architekz, “Back Out” is the second single from The Chang Project, releasing April 28th.
Crucial Blast is preparing to release Yeast Mother: An Electroacoustic Mass, the debut EP by SNARES OF SIXES – the newest investigative musical outlet of founding Agalloch member Jason Walton. No Clean Singing has undertaken the task of divulging a new segment of its untamed exploration, premiering the single, “The Mother’s Throat.”
Aussie act, PANAMA returns with “Hope For Something”
Warmth, nostalgia and melody: that’s the sound of Panama. Jarrah McLeary marks his long awaited return with the triumphant, “Hope For Something” – premiered by Pigeons & Planes. It’s the first single and title track from Panama’s upcoming EP of the same name, due for release June 23. The five-track EP is full of his richest, most moving work yet and is available for pre-order now.
Louie Louie is an all female rock ‘n’ roll band whose sound mixes 60’s soul, vintage rock and post punk. Their sound is at once youthful, mature, powerful and vulnerable. For live performances, Louie Louie utilizes the visual opportunities a stage invites, in part by performing in a growing wardrobe of handcrafted suits. They sing about current issues; they sing about love, about outer space, and about humanity. Though they are very obviously influenced by familiar sounds of the past, they’ve created something entirely unique and current.
Authenticity. It’s word frequently used in describing THE COLD STARES, and often missing from modern music discussions. “We’re not just a blues band, or just a rock band, or anything other than who we are,” frontman Chris Tapp says. There is a power and a realness that is arrived at by just doing what you do best. THE COLD STARES does that.