Avant-garde artist Lola Moon is a singer/songwriter who meticulously straddles the epic dynamic between voice and music. The inspired starlet moved to Berlin from her native UK to link up with her producer and co-writer Kris Steininger – the motive was to carefully develop her own eclectic style and signature sounds, combining it with the pulsating electronic beats and analog synths that Berlin has become legendary for.
Making its premiere via Clash Magazine is the video for Lola’s debut single “Those Beautiful Boys’. Directed by close friend Seffy Hirsch, the video is inspired by a performance by Romy Schneider and German Expressionism.
Following up on the success of his previous single “I Don’t Think So,” which smashed 10 million plays on Spotify, Ben Phipps returns with a follow-up that has early signs of being his most successful to date. On April 28th, Phipps returns with “Don’t Wake Me Up” featuring Mike Ruby as he continues his rapid climb to the upper echelon of music production talent around the globe.
Escape To Anywhere, Cold Roses’ new album, will be released on July 21. On the strength of its independent releases and powerful live performances, the band got its first spins from legendary Philadelphia radio station WMMR, which named Cold Roses Artist of the Month. Soon stations across the U.S. were playing songs from the band. Now Cold Roses have signed to Recorded Records. Escape To Anywhere is the first release from the new, Los Angeles-based independent label.
The Philadelphia-bred band – which takes its name from a Ryan Adams song – will preview songs from Escape To Anywhere at the Summer Kickoff Music Fest in Philadelphia on June 3 and at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE on June 15. Additional dates will be announced soon. Get a taste of Cold Roses with this video introduction clip, which captures the band in the studio and performing live.
Earthists. released their debut record, “Dreamscape,” in March and has gained a lot of attention for their technical abilities, as well as meaningful lyrics. The band is heavily influenced by progressive metal bands, some of which elements can be showcased in “Footprints.” The standout characteristics of technical guitar work in the verses mesh perfectly with catchy lead guitars, all while implementing Guitarist Yuto Hirabayashi’s unique chord progressions.
“Footprints” was originally intended to be an instrumental track. However, when Hirabayashi joined the band, he perfected the track with additional guitar riffs. The end result also included lyrics that focus on the idea that, “We’re always meeting and parting in our lives, but in order to move on, we need to look past our footprints behind us.”
J. COLE’S 4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE VIEWING
Hip-hop star J. Cole’s HBO film, J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, now available for online viewing via his Dreamville channel on YouTube HERE. The film, co-directed by Scott Lazer and Cole, provides more context to his latest album of the same name by capturing the frustrations of lower income residents in Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Ferguson, MO, Jonesboro, AR, and Cole’s hometown of Fayetteville, NC. In essence, how residents of those cities are being affected by the current climate.
HIROYO WATANABE Single “Cherry Blossoms”
The lyrics are poetic and about lovers. This song’s Japanese traditional phrases with piano will enchant you with its Asian beauty. Voice and erhu.
Hiroyo is a Japanese pianist and music creator. She is a also a composer, writer, arranger, keyboardist and vocalist. Her playing is influenced by Jazz and Latin music.
Born in Tokyo, Hiroyo attended the music academies Maser Haus and the AN School of Contemporary Music, studying music theory, piano, synthesizer, and computer programming. She studied vocals with Michie Nakamaru, a famous opera singer, Nathan Ingram, and others. She speaks English and Spanish.
VIBRATER SIGNS WITH HONG KONG METAL BASED LABEL NOWED MUSIC RECORDS!!!
The hardcore industrial metal founding members of legendary band BILE who have now formed a new band “Vibrater” have just inked a deal with up and coming Metal based Hong Kong label Nowed Music Records. The band’s debut album “New Era Of Terror” produced by former guitarist of EMMURE Jesse Ketive is due out May 2nd for pre-sale in Asia & Australia and then May 16th through out the rest of the world. The album consists of 10 slamming trax that cross old school and new school metal genre’s in a big way!
Black Lips release “Occidental Front” ft. Yoko Ono and Saul Adamczewski
Atlanta flower punk pioneers Black Lips have announced that their first album in three years, Satan’s graffiti or God’s art?, is set for release May 5th in the UK through Vice Records. Produced by Sean Lennon at his studio compound in upstate New York throughout 2016, the album is the group’s most musically evolved to date, while still staying true to their original blistering take on fuzzy, dirty rock n’ roll.
INTRODUCING TRAP-ROCK PIONEER SANTINO LE LAINT
In an age of R&B that has progressed and evolved beyond categorisation, enter Santino Le Saint, the trap-rock pioneer creating a new sound out of South London.
As a founder of new London-based CLOUD X, Santino Le Saint is responsible for signing and developing new multi-discipline talents in music, film, fashion, art curation and cultural revolution.
BBC Introducing’s Jamie Light Shares Debut Single
Emerging UK singer Jamie Light is proud to unveil debut single “Lies”, released independently via his own label, Ninth Park Records. The self-penned and produced track immediately stands out with its catchy hook and Jamie’s soulful vocals laid over glitchy electro beats—stemming from the singer’s love of electro music and the R&B/soul he has been influenced by since his early years.
SYTERIA feat. Jackie Chambers (Girlschool) Release “I’m All Women”
UK rockers SYTERIA, featuring Jackie Chambers of Girlschool and previously Blitzkrieg, released a brand new music video for the track ‘I’m All Women’, the song is taken from the debut album ‘Rant-O-Bot Album’, out on May 30th 2017. The new album is available on all digital platforms and can be ordered on CD directly from the SYTERIA’s official website: www.syteria.co.uk.
The Magpie Salute have announced the release of their brand-new single ‘Omission’, which is taken from their self-titled debut album and will be released on June 9th through Eagle Rock, Entertainment.
CADAVER DISPOSAL NEW VIDEO
German death metallers Cadaver Disposal (members of BETHLEHEM and MAJESTY) have released a new video for the track “Conclusio: Quantum Restat”, which is taken off from their latest album, “Transformatio Mundi”.
“Transformatio Mundi” was released on April 28th via Nihilistic Empire Records.
Australian duo NAATIONS have unveiled the music video for their infectious single, ‘Alive.’
Taking place amidst Los Angeles’ bustling nightlife, the visual portrays a male protagonist seeking for life’s next thrill before coming across 3 characters and their rebellious and carefree antics. Intruiged by their actions, he follows the trio before stumbling across a lively warehouse party. Documented on a VHS camcorder, the retro looking footage also captures a stunning vocal performance from singer Nat Dunn.
Sonny ‘Wage A War’ Live Session
Since releasing his debut EP the 18-year-old multi-instrumentalist prodigy has supported Gabrielle Aplin and James TW and recieved accolades from publications including NOTION, CLASH, Wonderland and 1883 Magazine. His leading track ?Princess? featured in Spotify?s ?New Music Friday? playlist and shot up the UK Spotify Viral Chart to #13 and #2 in Ireland, which impressively racked up over 617K streams on Spotify and over 1.1M views on Facebook. His second track ?Since We?ve Begun? also has gained over 801K Facebook views and 473K steams on Spotify.
Two Islands unveil video for debut single, ‘Heaven’
The video, which premiered over on Line Of Best Fit, was praised for its connection to the song itself. As you can see, it is similar to flicking through an old photo-album with the video constantly changing focus from image-to-image, to the odd-sullen quote.
The Liverpool collective, Two Islands, are still yet to announce themselves to the world, but with the release of ‘Heaven’, they have done a job of ensuring some credibility is installed beforehand.
Nominations in 24 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards® were announced today by Tony Award-winning actress Jane Krakowski and past Tony Award nominee Christopher Jackson at the Tony Award Nominations ceremony, sponsored by IBM, held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 43 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The 2017 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (The list of nominations follows.)
Marking 71 years of excellence on Broadway, The Tony Awards, hosted by Tony and Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, will be broadcast live from the Radio City Music Hall on CBS, on Sunday, June 11th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay).
Sometimes a track comes out of nowhere with no explanation needed, ‘Heaven’ is one of those, a gloriously shimmering slice of infectious pop where you can almost feel the beat of the setting summer sun through your headphones. Welcome to the world of Two Islands…
45 RPM (Recollections Per Minute) The Morrell Archives Volume 3, penned by record company promo man Dave Morrell, is out now and available. In the new book, Morrell gives an eyewitness account of the sea change in the musical landscape of the mid-1970’s, as Manhattan tastemakers turned from pop to the raw sounds of punk and new wave, turning out for 4 a.m. shows at CBGB in the Bowery. While Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese explored similar terrain in the fictional HBO series “Vinyl,” their younger selves walk the mean streets of NYC in 45 RPM.
“Awright boys, who’s gonna powder my nose?” Jagger asks upon entering the men’s room of The Other End nightclub. While Morrell’s brother is puking in the sink, the rock god shoves a spoon up Dave’s nose – and then they return to the main room to witness a rare performance by Carly Simon. In another escapade, Morrell is invited to the set of Taxi Driver by actress Billie Perkins and introduced to Scorsese and Robert De Niro while they shoot the landmark film on city streets amid a heat wave.
Maxo Kream – “Grannies”
This past January, Maxo Kream took a moment to break from the usual excess and bravado of rap.
Choosing instead to expose the bleak reality lurking beneath the surface, Maxo returns to Southwest Houston in the disturbingly placid visual for the Complex-premiered single “Grannies.” In the visual, Maxo’s neighbors and friends are at the forefront, tattoos, scars, and all. The sun shining off his glittering grill provides a brilliant juxtaposition to Maxo’s gut-wrenching stories: “Grindin’ with my family through the struggle, hold em down regardless.”
Exhausted Pipes “Whisky, Weed, Women and Cocaine”
For most people, the idea of “Whisky, Weed, Women and Cocaine,” sounds like a little bit of a lethal combination, but when it comes in the form of an incredibly catchy song by indie-rock trio Exhausted Pipes, we’re welcoming the combo with open arms. Featuring an addicting guitar melody, it’s no surprise the track is named the way it is.
JAMILA WOODS ANNOUNCES SIGNING TO JAGJAGUWAR
Chicago-based soul singer, poet and activist Jamila Woods will partner with Jagjaguwar and her original label home, Chicago’s respected hip-hop incubator Closed Sessions for the proper release of her beloved 2016 album HEAVN. And to celebrate she’s released a video for “Holy.” “Holy” – as well an unreleased alternative version produced by Dee Lilly – is available today via streaming services for the first time. A declaration of self-love and self-preservation, “Holy” puts on full display what Pitchfork called “a singular mix of clear-eyed optimism and Black girl magic.” “I wrote ‘Holy’ to remind myself that my worth is not dependent on anyone or anything outside of me. For the video I wanted to represent self-care as a sacred act, to make ordinary daily rituals in bedrooms and bathtubs feel magical,” says Woods. With additional album standout, “Blk Girl Soldier” – also streaming across all services today – Woods’ dynamic and absolutely necessary-for-these-times message and voice can reach even more hearts and minds.
Today, Bleachers release the music video for “Don’t Take The Money”. The video, which was directed by Lena Dunham, perfectly captures the explosively dynamic, heart-pounding track. “Don’t Take The Money” is the first single off of Bleachers’ highly anticipated sophomore album Gone Now, which is set for release on June 2nd, 2017 and available for pre-order now.
IMPOSE has premiered the 2-song mini EP from Sophie Sputnik, titled Mental Suburbia, which will be for sale digitally tomorrow, May 3 to coincide with a multimedia release show at Gramps in Miami!
Today, Seattle four-piece Hoop, share “To Know Your Tone” which features Mount Eerie collaborator Allyson Foster. The third single is taken from their approaching debut, Super Genuine — a soft rock album for people who are sorting out unhealthy power dynamics, whether it’s with a friend, a partner, a family member, an authority figure, or the dystopian reality we all live in. On May 19th, Super Genuine will be available via Decency Den Records on vinyl + digital platforms, and on cassette through Lost Sound Tapes.
On June 24 and 25, New Jersey/New York fixture Joe D’Urso will present the fourth annual Rockland-Bergen Music Festival on the borders of Rockland and Bergen counties in Tappan, New York. The festival, which has now become an anticipated event in area, will feature over 33 artists on two stages as well as 15 non-profit organizations to realize D’Urso’s vision of a musical event that combines great music and important causes.
Drawing inspiration from legends such as Peter Gabriel, Frank Zappa and Genesis, his music is a real fusion of styles. To…paint a picture, think both electronic and organic, topped with seamless synth layers, pop hooks, irresistible melodies and stirring lyrics.
Metal group Athanasia have released the official music video for their track “White Horse” off of their upcoming album The Order of the Silver Compass. Originally Premiered on Tattoo.com, “White Horse” was directed by Matt Zane and is the third single off of their upcoming full length album, The Order of the Silver Compass.
Rancid Announce New Album ‘Trouble Maker’
Today, Rancid announce a brand new album Trouble Maker to be released on June 9th via Hellcat/Epitaph Records. This is the ninth studio album for the punk legends and the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed …Honor Is All We Know. Trouble Maker was produced by Rancid’s longtime producer and founder of Epitaph Records, Brett Gurewitz.
Mammút Share New Track “Breathe Into Me”
Icelandic bands often resemble a force of nature, and Mammút are no exception. Today the band are thrilled to announce their spectacular new album Kinder Versions that is due for release on July 14th through Bella Union. Alongside this announcement Mammút have shared the powerful first track from the album, entitled “Breathe Into Me”, which is streaming HERE.
Belfast based alt-rock singer/songwriter Rory Lavelle boasts a vocal so rich in soulful storytelling that is impossible not to be moved. With his debut album Waves scheduled for release in June, his distinctive breed of brooding, melancholic but uplifting acoustic alt-rock showcases his diverse musical influences, which include Bill Withers, David Kitt, Nick Drake and Radiohead.
From opening for Ian Brown to a packed Ulster Hall to spending long cold winter nights sleeping on the floor of a Ford Transit van at this stage Rory has done most of it if not it all.
Quindar is a collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician/producer Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco and art historian and curator James Merle Thomas. Combining archival research with musical composition and performance, the duo uses historically significant audio recordings and film to create experimental electronic music and synchronized video projections. The duo derives its name, Quindar, from the ubiquitous transmission beeps heard during NASA’s early manned spaceflight missions, and their first LP, Hip Mobility, is built from elaborate use of audio recordings from NASA archives of that golden era.
FRANKIE RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “PROBLEMS PROBLEMS” FEAT. MARC E. BASSY TODAY
Today, much buzzed about pop singer-songwriter, FRANKIE, releases the music video for the revamped version of her smash hit “Problems Problems” featuring Marc E. Bassy. “Problems Problems” was featured on her critically acclaimed debut EP Dreamstate, and currently has 3.6 million streams on Spotify. “Problems Problems” Feat. Marc E. Bassy is available now at all digital retail providers.
HARRY STYLES SHARES NEW TRACK “SWEET CREATURE”
Harry Styles has released new track “Sweet Creature,” available digitally and on streaming services worldwide today. “Sweet Creature” is the third track to be unveiled from his highly anticipated debut album that also includes the current single “Sign of the Times,” which topped the charts in over 84 countries upon release day.
Finding People is the newest recording from Croatian Amor, the morphing alias of Loke Rahbek.
With last year’s Croatian Amor album, Love Means Taking Action, we witnessed a transformation in the project, its wide-eyed gaze having stared deep into the news feed, reengineering its heartstrings. Finding People takes this even further.
The song is the first ever release from the duo, who began writing pop music for female vocalists last year before quickly realizing a preference for the raw, original versions of their demos. “Dumb Love” is one such demo, with KCRW jumping on board for early support after catching the band at one of their first ever gigs in LA.
US AND US ONLY SHARE NEW SINGLE, “BORED OF BLACK”
On Us and Us Only’s debut album, Full Flower, out July 14 (Topshelf Records), the Baltimore band deliver a rapturous collection of intricate indie rock. Today they share the album’s lead single, “Bored of Black” which Stereogum calls “sleepy and plaintive in a way that sounds assured.”
MY JERUSALEM ANNOUNCE WEST COAST HEADLINE TOUR
Austin, TX based indie-rock band My Jerusalem are bringing their hauntingly soulful live show to the West Coast for their June headline tour. Coming off a successful SXSW, which included supporting Spoon’s album release show and Ducati MotoGP performances in Austin, the band will be making their way to California and up the coast this June.
Today we are pleased to share another audible insight into the debut album Hydrogenby BARDSPEC, the ambient project/band featuring Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin. “Bone” in Bjørnson’s words is, “a song that is a meditation upon the concepts of strength and endurance, in the micro and the macro. How evolution has made us upright and made to be on the move – and how hard it can be to adapt those features into the realms of our psyche – so that we can undergo the mental evolution that is dormant within us.”
Beth Ditto will celebrate the release of her debut solo album, Fake Sugar, with a North American headline tour. The run will kick off on July 12 at U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC and include two New York City dates – July 13 at the Bowery Ballroom and July 14 at Rough Trade in Brooklyn. It will conclude on July 26 with a show at The Independent in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 5, at 10:00 AM local time.
The band on their debut LP:
“Sometimes music seems like the only real medicine. We try and try to figure it all out, to sort through it all logically, to see the beauty…but at the end of the day there is still a brokenness within us. For us, the music has always been the most honest and therapeutic way to express that. Just get in a room with your best friends and jam for hours and hours until it feels better. That was this album for us. Our hope is that the music will resonate with the listeners, and that in being honest and open, our story would reach the hearts of everyone who lends an ear to these songs.”
In addition to releasing their upcoming full-length album, Die On My Ride, on June 2 via M-Theory Audio, Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY just announced that they will follow the release with a 25+ date North American headline tour featuring support from Felix Martin and Helsott. After the release of the band’s first single from the album, “Die On My Ride” (listen here), the band teased that more tracks would be released showcasing a different side of the band both musically and conceptually.
Enter “Ashley”, a brand new, slightly pop-influenced ballad streaming now via Billboard.com. The track delivers an expansion of the band’s influences and styles that will appeal to a wider fan audience.
Linkin Park announced their One More Light World Tour today via Genius HERE, a first for both the genre-defying band and the lyric annotation platform. Produced by Live Nation, the One More Light World Tour with special guest, Machine Gun Kelly, kicks off July 27 in Boston, MA at the Xfinity Center.
In an effort to put tickets into the hands of real fans, first access to tickets for the One More Light World Tour will be reserved exclusively for fans – not scalpers or bots. The Linkin Park Presale – powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan, will utilize unique fan-first technology to level the playing field and ensure fans compete against other fans for tickets – not software. The more you participate, the higher your spot in line and the better your access to tickets. Linkin Park Fan Club (LPU) members will get priority, but anyone can work their way to the top.
Aubergine MACHINE releases the music video for their latest single “U People” today, May 2nd. Premiered with AFROPUNK, the sultry video shrouds Shanti in smoke and mystery, a visual companion to her crisp, but mystical vocals.
Zealyn Releases Remix Video
Following the release of “Sleep On It” (Jon Santana Remix) on April 28, Los Angeles alternative artist Zealyn has released an accompanying video for the track now available at YouTube. Originally released on her debut EP, Limbic System, this remix is the first of seven that will be released over the next seven weeks. Zealyn partnered with seven producers to create Limbic System: Reimagined, which will be released in full on June 9.
Today, LA-based experimental pop duo, HOTT MT, share their video for “Traceforming” via Blackbook. The song is from their forthcoming new album ‘AU’ (Alternate Universe,) out this Thursday, May 4th via their own label, Mutation Records.
Today on Brooklyn Vegan, Kacey Johansing shares the second track “Bow and Arrow” from her upcoming album The Hiding. With the track, Johansing shares some west coast tour dates, see below.
“It seems great opportunities come in blessings as well as tragedies,” Johansing sings on the title track of her third album, The Hiding. After the breakup of her band Yesway, and an abrupt falling out with her closest musical collaborator, Johansing set out to record a new batch of songs that resulted from the sea change in which she had now found herself.
It takes a special type of creativity to spawn a dance craze that spreads to millions of Americans, but ATL dance rap duo Famous2Most makes it look easy. Returning with their first new music since releasing their 2015 self-titled mixtape, Famous2Most shares “SKRRRT,” an exuberant slice of party rap. Skating over bright keyboards and lumbering bass with melodic cadences, rappers Hasani and PJ strut their stuff and pull up on their haters on the Bangladesh-produced track.
ForeverandNever Release “Promises” Music Video
Nashville, TN rock outfit ForeverandNever have released a music video for their song “Promises,” the title track on their forthcoming 3-song EP, scheduled to be self-released on June 2nd.
The Mishawaka Amphitheatre, located in Bellvue, CO, is consistently voted to be one of Colorado’s top music venues. Just outside of Fort Collins, CO with a backdrop of the Poudre Canyon mountains and a river running alongside the venue, The Mish has witnessed many memorable moments in its 100 years of existence. Today, the venue announced the first-ever Canyon Jam, a two-day event featuring performances by Spafford and The Main Squeeze, as well as sets from the likes of Aqueous, Mungion, Organ Freeman and Colorado-based acts Cycles, Moves at Midnight, and Jus’ Sayin’. The two-day affair is set to take place Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th, with the Main Squeeze headlining on Friday night, followed by Spafford on Saturday.
Today, Grammy Award-winning DJ/producer Tiësto announces that he will perform on Governors Island on July 4th New York, NY, produced by RPM Presents. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, May 5th.
Dubbed the world’s Most Travelled Artist, Tiësto will return to his adopted home of New York City to play a special, one-off show to celebrate Independence Day. Fans will have the opportunity to see the dance music legend perform on the hallowed grounds of Governors Island, where the backdrop of the city’s skyline and explosive energy of his extensive musical catalog will magnify the revelry of the holiday, affording concertgoers an unparalleled Fourth of July experience.
Imaginary Tricks Release “Mr. Big Idea” Video
Queens, NY’s Imaginary Tricks – a/k/a singer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Visser, formerly of Sacramento, CA band Frank Jordan – has released its video for “Mr. Big Idea,” off debut album Skommel, and the computer-animated clip can now be seen here @skopemag.
Sunshine & The Rain is a duo consisting of husband and wife Ashley Morey (vocals, bass) and Justin Morey (guitar), both formerly of critically acclaimed psych rockers The Black Hollies. Formed around the same time as the 2014 dissolution of their former band, S&tR kicked things off with the Jesus & Mary Chain vibes of their debut 7″ “Can’t Stop Thinking About You b/w Pale Blue Skies” in late 2015.
DANIEL MARTIN MOORE TO RELEASE NEW “TURNED OVER TO DREAMS” LP
Always, music is the balm. And these days we seem to need it more than ever. Daniel Martin Moore’s newest album, Turned Over to Dreams, offers just that with ten lovely gems, including six original compositions.
“At every step I was consciously doing my best to evoke peace and gentleness and love and care,” Moore says. “I took a moment before each take to bring forth the most peaceful frame of mind & spirit that I could.”
HEIRSOUND Releases New Music Video for “Proud”
Alternative pop duo HEIRSOUND, formed by Alexa San Román & Dane Petersen (formerly of Love, Robot) are thrilled to present LAYERS, a three-volume collection of EPs which will be released over the next few months (dates TBA), separated into different musical moods which the duo felt needed to be sectioned off for optimal understanding of the emotional journey it goes through. Announcing the forthcoming EP series today, the band released a brand new self-produced music video for the first single, “Proud,” a catchy blend of indie-pop and hip-hop influence, and the track that opens the LAYERS EPs.