Four Star Riot ‘Slayed Pretender’
Four Star Riot shares a new track this week, the first cut from the follow-up to last year’s Waves album. “Slayed Pretender” finds the band revisiting days of shoe-gazed flannel in a hazy trip through youthful ways. Layered guitars and a lonely electric piano guide the melancholy song toward a shimmery bridge and memorable chorus.
Blonded 004 is now released, the fourth in Frank Ocean’s series of Beats One shows, in which he plays a diverse mix of tracks from Kodak Black to Boards of Canada, plus his new track ‘Lens’ and also an alternative version of the track featuring Travis Scott. “Lens’ is available out now to stream and buy across all platforms.
Of Mice & Men “Unbreakable”
They’ve hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They’ve racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They’ve shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age and not only held their own, but won over new fans in the process. They’ve played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released three studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. For most bands, such achievements usually mark the summation of a long career– if they’re lucky.
Orchards release the glittery ‘Darling’
Combining left field experimentation with pop sensibilities, Brighton’s Orchards unveil new single ‘Darling’, out 25th April, affirming the glittery spark ignited by last release ‘Honey’.
With the success of early singles ‘Peggy’ and ‘Honey’ Orchards have blazed a trail for themselves as one of the most exciting alt. pop acts in the UK scene; with new cut ‘Darling’ they’re further coming into their own, as evidenced by their stint supporting NYC duo PWR BTTM on the UK and France legs of their European tour.
Without a doubt a cornerstone of Spain’s vibrant electronic music scene, DJ and producer Van Hoick has just dropped his latest single “Panda Party” with Hi Noise. With this new track, Van Hoick shows off his more carefree style, exploring more European future house sounds with nods to icons like Don Diablo, Martin Solveig, and Madison Mars, among others. With irresistible melodies and lyrics that transport us to an otherworldly party, Van Hoick’s “Panda Party” will surely win over fans around the world on the dance floor.
Young Dolph – “In Charlotte”
If it wasn’t already apparent, Young Dolph seems to be completely invincible. Continuing to capitalize on the real-life conceptual basis of his latest album Bulletproof, Young Dolph dropped the fourth video from the project, the Metro Boomin-produced “In Charlotte.” Taking phone calls, throwing presidents in the strip club, and puffing chronic in inverted colors, Dolph Obama takes the definition of confidence to surreal heights. Even with an uncontested victory in the form of Bulletproof, Young Dolph seems to have no interest in calling off the attack.
JUPITER FALLS Release “Nothing To Me” Lyric Video
UK hard rockers JUPITER FALLS have released a new lyric video for “Nothing To Me”, the song is taken from their second album ‘Faces In The Sand – Part One’, which was released March 24th via Broken Road Records. The video features the beautiful & talented American actress & dancer Tara Lynn Phillips and can be viewed here.
Saints Patience announce the release of debut album, ‘Weather The Storm’
A certified funk-rock fusion treat, ‘Taste Of You’ is a candid declaration of love and lust which, according to Saints Patience frontman Mudibu, is “about opening up to someone and letting them know your secrets and desires; asking them to let go and trust their instinct”. This he expresses in a vocal both hugely soulful and raw – “Heaven knows, forever you’ll be close to me” – while a wonderfully rotund bassline, shuddering synths and wah-wah guitar coalesce into one distinctly disco-flavoured belter. ‘Taste Of You’ is essentially a sexy, catchy pop song with a chorus hook that’s primed for the airwaves. Don’t touch that dial.
Bleeder Shares Debut Single “If You”
“If You” is the first single from 3-piece indie rock band Bleeder’s self-titled debut album Bleeder, to be released on June 2nd, 2017.
Bleeder was started in 2014 as a recording project by Shelby Smoak in Linden, VA. A long-time musician from the Chapel Hill indie rock scene, Shelby Smoak has been involved with numerous music projects for the past 15 years. The Bleeder project was born from his success as an author. In 2013, Michigan State University Press published Shelby Smoak’s memoir, Bleeder: A Memoir, which garnered Smoak a book tour along the East Coast; press reviews including The Minneapolis Review and Glamour; radio and TV appearances, including the Bob Edwards Show on NPR; and several awards, such as a National Library of America Book of the Year award. This work, which laid bare the raw struggle of living with hemophilia and HIV, is now continued through Smoak’s music.
Violents + Monica Martin share title track
Today Monica Martin (Phox) and Jeremy Larson (Violents) release the title track off their debut album Awake and Pretty Much Sober coming out this Friday, April 28th.
Larson, a classically-trained pianist, string arranger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, wrote and composed every song on the album. Martin, who spent the previous half-decade fronting the Midwest folk-pop band Phox, brought the tracks to life with her quicksilver vocals.
PENTATONIX RELEASES VIDEO FOR ELVIS’ CLASSIC BALLAD “CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE”
Three-time Grammy® Award-winners and multi-platinum artists Pentatonix have released the music video for their arrangement of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” (click here to watch). The track is featured on the quintet’s recently released PTX Vol. IV – Classics which debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 Chart and #2 on the Top Album Sales and Digital Albums Charts. The album marks the group’s seventh top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart.
Celebration have shared the second track from their new album Wounded Healer today. Entitled “Rolling On”, it makes it’s premiere exclusive on Brooklyn Vegan. The Baltimore band have also announced a NYC show on June 14th at Rough Trade with Ice Balloons.
“Mischief Night” comes off of The Porchistas forthcoming new EP, Axis & Allies, and is preceded by the politically charged “Mr. Chump.”
James Hersey – ‘Everyone’s Talking’ Official Video
Following the release of ?Everyone?s Talking?, multi-talented singer, musician, songwriter and producer James Hersey returns today to reveal the stylistically shot video directed by Schall & Schnabel in Berlin.
Acclaimed US DJ and producer Maceo Plex has announced the release of his long awaited studio album ‘Solar’. The climax to a lead up that included last year’s 7-track ‘Journey to Solar’, and 2015’s 2 track ‘Solar Sampler’, ‘Solar’ is due for release on his brand new label Lone Romantic on the 16th June.
Lone Romantic is a new electronica based label; it will focus on albums and will also open its doors to releasing more avant guard and leftfield singles.
Premiered last Friday on Danny Howard’s BBC Radio 1 show, Sonny Fodera announced his new record label AARRIVAL with the imprint’s first single “Set Me Free.” Recognized for his signature sound and chart topping releases such as “Let Go” and “Feelin U,” “Set Me Free” follows suit with its design for maximum dance floor impact. The song is a tingling and infectious house cut, filled with chunky basslines and repetitions of the releases title.
Lauren Hoffman’s new apocalyptic video!
The Virginia-Based rock group is on the heels of their debut album Family Ghost, a multi-dimensional 11-track LP that uniquely blends dark and indie rock with a folk-leaning twist. The new video brings the unique atmospheric textures to life with red-lit imagery featuring band members and partygoers branded with messages of resistance.
Molly House Records is the latest expansion of Bay Area nightlife curators Kelly Lovemonster and davOmakesbeats. After four plus years of cultivating queer culture thru their events Swagger Like Us, they are ready to bring their club experience directly to your earbuds. Swagger Like Us has become an institution for Bay Area residents. The vibe of the parties themselves feel like family, high energy and refreshing- however the esthetic is fashion forward, sleek and cool, and on the pulse with underground queer club circles, reflected in their guest talent, resident DJs, and hosts.
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.
The Black Eyed Peas Team Up With Marvel For A Brand-New Music Spotlight Video
Marvel Comics is proud to present an all-new approach in introducing the world to Marvel Comics and the next great Marvel Super Hero series – MONSTERS UNLEASHED! Masterfully mixing animated comics with in-depth narration and commentary, this new video series is designed to present a whole new audience to the world of Marvel’s gargantuan monsters, timed with the debut of the brand new comic book series MONSTERS UNLEASHED, available now in all local comic retailers.
Paul Major of Endless Boogie to release ‘Feel the Music’ book
Paul Major has lived resolutely on the vanguard of musical culture for nearly a half-century; as a pioneering record collector turned eminent rock and roller, his influence is vast, far-reaching and woefully unsung – until now. Feel the Music (May 30, 2017, Anthology Editions) traces Paul’s singular trajectory from his early days in the Midwest, through his years in the New York punk scene, and headlong into his trailblazing career as a connoisseur of the weirdest records of all time. Illustrated throughout with unseen photographs from Paul’s personal scrapbook and eye-popping rare record covers and animated by Paul’s witty, inimitable storytelling style, Feel the Music is a deluxe tour through the farthest-out reaches of rock and roll history.
Mad Decent star Grandtheft and vocalist Delaney Jane are proud to unveil the full remix pack for their hit single, “Easy Go.” Song co-writer Shaun Frank, bass king Hunter Siegel, emerging superstar Pham, and Grandtheft (exclusive VIP refix) himself hop on remix duties for a quartet of renditions that breathe new life into the chart-topping original.
Legendary producer Tiësto and DJ duo Sevenn release their new single “BOOM,” out now on Musical Freedom Records. Hot and heavy, “BOOM” lives up to its name using bass heavy drops, trap horns and repetitions of the song’s title in between expansive build-ups. Embodying the perfect party song, the new single is sure to crank up the energy at any event and pack the dance floor. Out now, listen to “BOOM” here.
The Kite String Tangle Shares “Selfish” Video
Electronic producer, vocalist and songwriter, THE KITE STRING TANGLE has shared a video for his single “Selfish,” shot in London and directed by Alexandra Green. You can check it out here. The track was release via his own independent record label Exist. Recordings.
CHARLIE PUTH UNVEILS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “ATTENTION”
Multi-Grammy nominee and Atlantic recording artist Charlie Puth released his hugely anticipated new single, “Attention” last Thursday night. Today he unveils the official music video for “Attention,” which is now streaming at his official YouTube channel.
ODDLAND Premieres Video For Acoustic Version Of “Unknown”
Finnish progressive metal outfit ODDLAND has issued a newly-filmed video this week, ahead of the band’s European tour with labelmates Wolverine and Until Rain, which kicks off this Wednesday.
ODDLAND’s new video was filmed and edited by Ville Viitanen.for a brand new acoustic version of “Unknown,” which initially appeared in a fully heavy/electric version on their second album, Origin, released in September 2016 through Laser’s Edge division Sensory Records. The video sees its public debut through an exclusive at PureGrainAudio.
Dead Crown Releases ‘Black Sheep’
Based in Portland, Oregon, Dead Crown (For Fans of Emmure, Oceano, The Acacia Strain) formed in late 2016 to create heavy metal. Dead Crown consist of Kendall Johns (Vocalist), Eric Gemme (Guitarist), Brent Sheffield (Bassist), and Bryton Wilson (Drummer), who all shared the passion of writing heavy riffs.
“Dethrone” was the debut single of Dead Crown, and teamed up with Eric Gemme, Chris Foster (Sworn In, It Prevails, Miss Fortune) and Alex Christian. Within a matter of days, their music video for “Dethrone” accumulated almost 20k on Facebook and youtube. With only a single released, Dead Crown had a successful tour run and played large shows in their region, sharing the stage with bands such as Chelsea Grin, Gideon, Ice Nine kills, Otep and many more.
Following on the boot heels of his wildly successful 2 Nights of Number 1’s at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas earlier this month, the King of Country George Strait announced that due to the overwhelming fan reaction, he will continue the concept of playing his record-setting collection of 60 No. 1 hits again in July.
“Back when we announced 2 Nights of Number 1’s, I said if the fans wanted to hear more, we would look at it,” says Strait, who has won every honor in the format from a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album to multiple ACM and CMA Awards for Entertainer of the Year plus a coveted place in the Country Music Hall of Fame. “Well, we heard them loud and clear. This is something they want more of, so that’s what they will get.”
Strait debuted the unprecedented two nights of No. 1’s during his recent T-Mobile Arena shows on April 7-8. With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts during the span of his career and more than 280,000 fans streaming Strait’s 60 #1 Hits playlist on Spotify every month, Strait wanted to showcase these radio hits plus several fan-favorites such as “Troubadour” that, surprisingly to many, never reached No. 1.
Having hit the road at the beginning of 2017 with none other than former Queensryche founder and vocalist Geoff Tate, hard rock and heavy metal trio Voices of Extreme have announced the release of their brand new video “Call My Name”!
Russell Dickerson’s impactful – “Yours”
Russell Dickerson has “possibly written one of the sweetest love songs in country music” in “Yours” (Taste of Country), a single impacting Country radio today that is resonating with tens of millions of fans having already garnered more than 30 million Spotify streams and 3 million-and-counting views for the music video to date.
On the heels of Dickerson wrapping the first leg of Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour with a two-night, blowout that was “a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll and a whole lot of fun” (The Tennessean) in Dickerson’s hometown of Nashville, Tenn., streaming and SiriusXM hit, “Yours,” impacts terrestrial radio today, April 24.
Celestial Street View is like Google Street View in another dimension. Each area contains samples from each song on the Spaceface record, which users can remix in the stereo field by looking around the 360º spaces. They connect in an a-linear labyrinth of hyper-dimensional spaces, made up of screenshots from the Sun Kids video.” – Lionel Williams
VAVO vs Tony Igy – ‘Astronomia 2k17’
Festival season is here and VAVO gives DJs some serious ammunition with this high energy banger!
Over the last few months, VAVO has tremendous success with their releases. Their Scared To Be Lonely remix quickly reached 600K streams on Soundcloud, earned support from W&W, and later received radio airplay on BPM as a #betaBPM. Following the remix, VAVO released their first solo single, Ace Of Spades. With a recent push on Spotify, in less than two months, Ace Of Spades is rapidly approaching 200k streams, has received support from W&W, and was Dor Dekel’s (of Israel’s 100 FM Line Out Radio Show) track of the week. To keep the momentum rolling, and with a big label release on the way, VAVO decided it would be best to put out one more high energy progressive house track for their fans.
The official music video for Charlie Worsham’s new single, “Cut Your Groove,” recently premiered at CMT. Of the song and video, CMT praises, “…an uplifting and mighty ode to staying the course and never giving up…The empowering lyrics of Worsham’s stunning debut track were put into motion in the heartwarming video directed by Sam Siske.”
PHub traffic during Coachella – were people out raging or in rubbing?
Over the course of the past two weekends, over 100,000 music lovers headed to Indio California for one of the greatest annual music festivals – Coachella. Indio is part of the greater Palm Springs area, and the influx of visitors caused a dramatic increase in Pornhub traffic. Our statisticians put together a comprehensive Insights report detailing user engagement during the festival (both weekends) and the results are quite…interesting.