Pop, Techno + Sci-Fi= Foreverandever<3 feat Summer Heart
What do you get when you fuse an eclectic blend of pop, techno and sci-fi influences with a lot of “walking late at night in the center of Stockholm”? A foreverandever<3 EP, apparently.
With praise from the likes of Musikguiden I P3, Ja Ja Ja Music, Nordik By Nature and Popmani, Stockholm based producer and songwriter Joakin Buddee is back and ready to take us to a new level of thoughtful electronica, a “sweet synth-world”, with the arrival of his debut foreverandever<3 EP ‘Late Walk/Spacewalk’.
In anticipation of the Grand Hustle artist’s first independent offering, ETHER [No Genre / EMPIRE], B.o.B reveals a star-studded track list and new single “Xantastic ft. Young Thug.” Today, The Fader premiered the track saying, “the song is super hypnotic and the perfect soundtrack for a late night drive.”
ETHER includes the singles “4 Lit” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign and T.I] and “Xantastic” [feat. Young Thug], as well as stand out track “E.T.” [feat. Lil Wayne]. The album also includes appearances from Big KRIT, Cee Lo Green, Usher and Young Dro.
Rockers Bloody Heels, about to release their debut album “Through Mystery”
Bloody Heels has been around since year 2012 and since then the band has released two videos, an EP and toured all over The Baltics and Europe. The EP called “Summer Nights” was released on year 2014, and this year, on May 20th, Bloody Heels will release their long-awaited debut album “Through Mystery”.
Toronto-based experimental doom trio VÖLUR will release its sophomore album, Ancestors, on June 2 via Prophecy Productions. Produced by the band and mixed by Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene), Ancestors is the follow-up to VÖLUR’s celebrated debut, Disir, which was hailed as “a winsome blend of pastoral folk, gentle prog, atmospheric doom, and old world magic” by Noisey. In advance of the record’s release, MetalSucks debuts the new song “Breaker of Skulls”, saying, “Völur’s music is eclectic and multidimensional and forward-thinking and everything you want the music of a great modern doom band to be.”
HOTT MT Stream New Album Via Consequence of Sound
LA-based experimental pop duo, HOTT MT, share the exclusive stream of their new album ‘AU’ (Alternate Universe) today on Consequence of Sound. The LP is out this Thursday, May 4th via their own label, Mutation Records. CoS says, “Think of AU as something of a mood ring, each of its 15 tracks a different shade depending on HOTT MT’s emotional explorations.” Cassettes can be pre-ordered now on Doom Trip’s Bandcamp page.
With rock’n’roll in his blood and electronic music in his soul, Brazilian producer, songwriter, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Bruno Martini will bring his fresh and unforgettable sound to the world famous Beyond Wonderland music festival when it touches down in Monterrey, Mexico on May 6. Paired with a media tour and pop-up performances across Mexico, his appearance at Beyond Wonderland comes on the heels of his first release via Aftercluv, “Living On The Outside,” which impacted around the world on April 7. “I cannot believe what is happening with me right now…it’s hard to believe that not even one year ago I was spending all my time in the studio. Now I’ve just had my first worldwide release with Universal, and I’m playing the Main Stage of Beyond Wonderland. I need to sit down!” said Bruno, who’s debut single “Hear Me Now” with Alok has already reached over 220 million streams . Stay tuned for more information on Bruno’s upcoming performance dates, and listen to his latest release, “Living On The Outside,” now available worldwide via Aftercluv/Universal Music Group.
The LP draws influence from the stranger corners of the SST catalogue, but finds the band expanding their sound to incorporate skewed new wave, krautrock, pop, and jazz/funk. Lyrically the album takes on the current political climate, human relationships through social media, gender roles, police brutality, team sports, and Disneyland with a sardonic sense of humor.
dick clark productions and Lovepop today announced that Lovepop will create original 3D popup cards to reveal the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” winners during the awards ceremony. Each card will be one-of-a-kind paper art, designed exclusively for the winning artist and unveiled by the award presenter. This special card reveal will replace the traditional envelope opening.
Lovepop, a maker of hand-crafted, intricately designed cards, is best known for its 3D paper sculptures. After appearing on “Shark Tank” in late 2015, Creators Wombi Rose and John Wise—along with the guidance of businessman and Shark Tank’s Mr. Wonderful, Kevin O’Leary—went on to launch a thriving business providing customers with artistic greetings that create an emotional and personal connection between two people.
NBC’S THE VOICE SEASON 10 WINNER ALISAN PORTER
Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and history-making Season 10 victor of NBC’s The Voice Alisan Porter released her brand new single “Deep Water” at all digital retailers, now trending on iTunes at number 18. Available now on iTunes and Spotify. On Tuesday May 2, she made her triumphant return to NBC’s The Voice for the song’s very first television performance.
“Deep Water” introduces Alisan’s 2017 independent EP, I Come In Pieces-arriving summer 2017. Written in just six days during a trip to Nashville, TN, she teamed with producer Greg Wells [Adele, Elton John] to cut these six new songs, cowriting alongside the likes of Jason Reeves, Stephony Smith, and Matt Rollings. Standing at the crossroads of shimmering soul, heavenly gospel, and roaring rock ‘n’ roll, this body of work illuminates every nuance of her magnetic, massive, and marvelous voice.
June 16, 2017 sees the release of the latest in the series of special limited David Bowie 7″ picture discs, the 40th-anniversary edition of BE MY WIFE on Parlophone.
Originally released in the UK in June 1977, BE MY WIFE was the second and last single to be taken from the groundbreaking album Low, the first of the so-called “Berlin Trilogy” of albums. The video for the track, which was Bowie’s first since 1973’s “Life On Mars?,” was directed by Stanley Dorfman, the original producer and director of the BBC’s Top of The Pops.
The AA of the 7″ picture disc is a previously unreleased live version of the instrumental Low track “Art Decade” recorded in Perth, Australia in 1978 during the Isolar II tour.
DIRTY MACHINE RELEASE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DISCORD”
Alternative Metal Band DIRTY MACHINE has released the Official Music Video for the title track off of their upcoming, debut album, Discord. Releasing May 26 via Zombie Shark Records, Discord was produced by Ben Jovi and Dirty Machine at Left Coast Label Studios. The music video for “Discord” was produced by Ron Thunderwood from 9Electric, who has directed music videos for Hollywood Undead, Combichrist, and Stitched up Heart.
Today, Capitol Records released “Slow Hands,” the new single from Niall Horan, who co-wrote the song. Horan’s assured vocal combined with an infectious guitar lick, and the syncopated bassline, underscore the simmering desire the song celebrates.
Says Horan of the track, which he recorded at Los Angeles’ legendary East/West Studios: “I’m so happy to be releasing ‘Slow Hands.’ I’ve been listening to a lot of early 80’s stuff lately and been inspired by that heavy bass and the funky guitar sound. It’s another flavor to my album that I’m excited to share.”
Dutch 3-piece DANSU release new single “Lost In The City”
DANSU who have recently released their track “Lost In The City” globally. The Amsterdam-based band are no strangers to the international stage having toured extensively across Canada, Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands. The release of this track coincides with them finding out
Philadelphia band, The Bigness, have released their latest video for “Beautiful Life,” the melodic indie rock ballad off their album Time Traveler. The track and accompanying video explore the elasticity of time and the places and moments in which one finds beauty, balance, and acceptance.
Somebody once told me the definition of hell: “On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become” – Anonymous
Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things – we need to give up on some of them.
There are certain things that are universal, which will make you successful if you give up on them, even though each one of us could have a different definition of success. You can give up on some of them today, while it might take a bit longer to give up on others
STARCRAWLER Release debut single “Ants”
Today marks the release of the debut single from LA-based rock band Starcrawler, as well as the launch of the spectacular video for the song, which captures the wild live performance style that has earned them praise & a rapt following in their hometown.
Entitled “Ants”, and out via Rough Trade, this is the young foursome’s first song, written days after they first played together. Produced with Steven McDonald of Redd Kross (The Donnas, Fun.), the single (b/w “Used to Know”) will also be available on limited-edition blood-spattered 7″ vinyl later this month.
Weatherproof Technology for Your Next Adventure
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P-Lo – “Never Sorry”
HBK Gang maestro P-Lo is one of the most in-demand producers in Hip-Hop today, and he has the mic skills to match. Hitting the club with an impossibly catchy piano loop, snapping snares, and airy vocal samples, P-Lo shares “Never Sorry,” his latest jam. Featuring an energetic vocoder hook from Pluto Mars, “Never Sorry” is an ideal expression of P-Lo’s devil-may-care attitude and party-positive ethos, encapsulating his role as a ringleader in the Bay Area’s music scene. Premiered by Mass Appeal, “Never Sorry” is the latest single from P-Lo’s upcoming album More Than Anything, which releases on May 12th.
Mobley “Tell Me”
Austin-based singer/songwriter/producer Mobley is making a name for himself with his boundary-pushing “post-genre pop”. As was announced this morning, he will be a part of ACL Music Festival in October, but next month he’s heading to NYC for a four-week residency in support of his single, “Tell Me”.
“I wrote this song thinking that it was about a relationship between two lovers,” says Mobley. “After I finished it, I realized that it was also about the relationship between a man and his country. ‘Tell me what you want me to be.’ It’s been really important to me because it’s an approach that now shapes everything I write.”
The search is on! LiftMaster, the leader in Garage Door Openers, is searching for the best unsigned band in North America to get them out of the garage and onto the stage.
The garage is where the harsh dissonance pouring from a used guitar is transformed into sweet melodies. Where self-conscious vocalists strut and pose for imaginary crowds. Where drummers find enough solace to bang away until the wee hours just so they’ll never miss a beat. At least until the neighbors complain. Whether you call it hard country, rhythm ‘n blues, rap, hip-hop, or rock ‘n’ roll, there’s one certainty; it started in a garage.
Created by musicians for musicians, LiftMaster Presents Battle of the Garage Bands is going to give bands a shot at the national spotlight and all that comes with it.
Flamingods’ art is rooted in a love for the spaces between cultures. They’re cross-cultural magpies, absorbing styles and instruments from the world over into their mesmerising sound. Latest single Mixed Blessings from their new Kewali EP is an atavistic trip through classic psych territory with all the bells and whistles of clever contemporary production.
Accompanying the single is an animated video by Alpaca Animations. It’s a rich dreamscape of primitive artwork that feels like an animated cave painting or the reverie of a brain-fried DMT tripper. In creative protest against the xenophobia which abounds in international politics right now, the video centres around an intrepid explorer on a quest for enlightenment. The narrative takes a nightmarish turn when he encounters strange and terrible looking beasts. When they throw a big party for him, he realises the illusory nature of his judgements. They’re not so bad after all.
After 7 years, the memorable episode of the “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” featuring Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys will re-air on the Food Network on Friday, May 5. The episode, titled “Sauced & Spiced” was filmed at Hendersonville’s Cafe Rakka and also features Ricky Skaggs.
Host Guy Fieri takes a cross-country road trip to visit some of America’s classic “greasy spoon” restaurants — diners, drive-ins and dives — that have been doing it right for decades.
Copenhagen’s PANXING announces debut LP
Today PANXING, the moniker of Copenhagen-based artist Pernille Zidore Nygaard, shares lead single “Reveal” and announces her debut LP, Anti gone.
PANXING combines elements of techno and experimental electronic music with soft minimalist piano pieces in a landscape that is formless, but painted with clinical precision.
Memoryy’s “Not Over You”
Memoryy is the electro-pop project of Shaun Hettinger. He’s fresh off a great 2016, writing the new Netflix ‘Chelsea Handler’ theme song (which is returning for season two next month) and making a big name as a remixer — his official turns for Body Language, Bridgit Mendler, and Paperwhite, as well as two original tracks, all contributed to 12 chart-scaling hits on Hype Machine in 2016.
On June 23, Steelism will follow up their critically-acclaimed debut album 615 To Fame with ism, a ten-song collection that finds the band drawing inspiration from mid-century modern design, early Brian Eno productions and 70s film scores. The album will be released on their own imprint Intoxicating Sounds, distributed by Thirty Tigers. The record marks the first time the band brings featured vocalists into their instrumental canon, with guest appearences from Tristen, Ruby Amanfu, Andrew Combs and Jessie Baylin.
“We pieced together ism like a visual mid-century modern design – an array of vibrant colors and tones aligned together while constantly striving for minimalism, even as the production grew,” explains the core duo of guitarist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel player Spencer Cullum.
Daniel Davidson returns with a new album
The kind of music you hear on Crows is the kind of music best made by someone with a touch of gray in the temples. In the way it mixes smart, atmospheric, and vaguely Americana-ish sounds, it might remind you of Jim White, Destroyer, Sparklehorse, or even Bobby Charles. It is sophisticated without being diluted. “Love should be fair and love should share, but it don’t share equally/ What’s yours is mine and you should know, no one feeds my crows but me,” Davidson sings on “My Crows.” This is a major singer-songwriter, but one who remains relatively unknown outside of his native Detroit.
GRAMMY® Award-winning band Halestorm has unveiled a powerful new video for the song “Dear Daughter” from their latest full-length album, Into The Wild Life.
“I’m hoping that through this song, I can spread the inspiration and empowerment that has been instilled in me,” said Halestorm lead singer Lzzy Hale in a Tumblr post (LINK) about the video. “Carve your own path, ladies (and little gents too). I’m living proof that nothing in life is impossible. ”
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Release Brand New Song “Domino”
Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – featuring members of metal frontrunners Soilwork and Arch Enemy – have released another brand new song, “Domino”, off the band’s upcoming album, Amber Galactic.
Thieves Like Us drop a fresh video for opening track ‘Dani’
After a four-year hiatus, Thieves Like Us have returned with their fifth eponymously titled record. The Swedish/American band, named after a New Order song, tracked and produced the new record in late 2015. The new self-titled record reinvents the band’s cosmic song based aesthetic with the introduction of live bass (Thomas Franklin) and drums (Tore Knipping), steering its songs into more spirited waters.
1 AMVRKA TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP JUNE 23rd
Los Angeles-based duo 1 AMVRKA (pronounced “One America”) will release their debut EP on June 23rd via WLDFIRE/Capitol Records. At the heart of 1 AMVRKA’s dynamic sound are the divergent sensibilities of singer/lyricist Jesse Scott (an Oklahoma native who started out writing country songs on a three-string guitar) and L.A. born producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rudy Maya. True to the name they adopted, the duo aim to unify an increasingly fragmented country and break down barriers of all kinds – a mission mirrored in their gritty blend of hip-hop, folk-rock, country and pop. The five song set was produced by Maya and all songs were co-written by Maya and Scott.
Authority Zero Join Bird Attack Records
Since ’94 Authority Zero has brought their unique signature blend of anthemic melodic-punk and reggae to the masses. A lot has changed in the 20 plus years since the band got their start and they’ve found a way to persist and thrive in today’s ever-changing music world. “It’s been a long trek”, says Jason Devore (singer and longest-running member of the band) as he recollected on the band’s past. The band was formed in the mid 90’s in Mesa, AZ by a group of high school friends with ample ambition but no lofty expectations. After a few years, they refined and established their sound: a mix of SoCal punk with reggae and ska tendencies.
Now, moving in to mid-2017, Authority Zero are back with the new album, ‘Broadcasting To The Nations’, which will be released via Jacksonville, Florida’s Bird Attack Records, who are quickly developing an extensive roster of both up-and-coming and established acts in the skate/melodic punk genre—a perfect fit for Authority Zero.
ISLANDER has premiered “Casket,” the fifth and final video from their latest album, Power Under Control, exclusively at Revolver Magazine. “Would you rather be devoured by the hounds of hell?” asks vocalist Mikey Carvajal, as the standout clip showcases the rock ‘n’ roll band’s fearless pursuit into unexplored territory. The video comes as ISLANDER prepare for some intimate club shows before joining the ‘Summer Of Serenity Tour’ alongside Korn, Stone Sour and Baby Metal.
A deep-thinking emcee with endless bars, the hugely talented Wasiu puts Montreal on the Hip-Hop map. Inhabiting a textured electronic production complete with military snares, subterranean bass, and tip-toeing pizzicato strings, Wasiu recounts the first time he ever went to a strip club on “Daddy Issues,” his latest single. Produced by Thomas White, Dear Lola, & WYLN and boasting some of the most politically provocative cover art you’ll see all year, “Daddy Issues” is a critical meditation on the moral dilemma of patronizing strip clubs, as well as the practical problem of making it rain when your country’s $1 note is a coin: “I’m tryna figure out which hole to put my loonies in/Fuck it, I just threw them shits/Hit her booty, bruised her skin/Shook her, but she started twerkin/Sorry I’m just new to this.” Premiered by High Snobiety, “Daddy Issues” is the latest single from Wasiu’s upcoming project MTLiens 2.
This morning, Rolling Stone Country premiered the music video for Gillian Welch’s “Dark Turn Of Mind,” off The Harrow & The Harvest, calling it “spectacularly haunting”. The video features never before seen footage and you can watch it here @skopemag.
Ahead of the May 12 release of their new EP From an Album, English alternative pop trio Febueder return with the transformative second single ‘Shapeshifter’.
Head North Announce Debut LP
Buffalo, NY-based, cosmic rock band Head North announce their debut LP, The Last Living Man Alive Ever In The History Of The World, due out on June 2nd. The album was produced and mixed by Brett Romnes (I Am the Avalanche) and mastered by Jesse Cannon (Animal Collective, Man Overboard) at Barbershop Studios in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.
Knox Fortune “Torture”
Chicago artist/producer Knox Fortune had his versatility on full display with his last track “Help Myself” and today he returns with a new song “Torture.” Off a forthcoming project (full details coming soon) the track shows a side of the Chance The Rapper collaborator that many did not expect. Already garnering looks from Fader, Pigeons & Planes, Stereogum, Paste Magazine and much more, Knox is an artist to keep an eye on this year.
Today, another video from the release, for the upbeat album opener “Growing” premiered via Northern Transmissions.
German death metallers INGURGITATING OBLIVION have released their third full-length, “Vision Wallows in Symphonies of Light”, on April 21st via Willowtip Records.
Abundant in unexpected turns and shifts in direction that explore elements that are obscure, brutal and complex, as well as progressive and genre defying, “Vision Wallows In Symphonies Of Light” is the embodiment of an auditory labyrinth. With the recruitment of Lille Gruber from Defeated Sanity on drums, INGURGITATING OBLIVION have brought forth thought provoking audio works that are drenched in soul crushing dissonance, and merged with a variety of atypical elements such as pianos, vibraphones, and jazz guitars.
Charlie Coxedge Announces Debut Album “Cloisters”
Bella Union are pleased to introduce Charlie Coxedge, musician and writer from Manchester, best known as a member of MONEY. As a solo musician, his compositions weave layers and loops of guitars, synth textures and soft pianos, building from melodic, ambient noises to multi-faceted soundscapes. His debut album ‘Cloisters’ will be released digitally + on limited vinyl via Bella Union on May 26th. Watch the video to the title track now + read a full interview with Charlie on Fractured Air.
Today, Brooklyn Vegan shares the first single from Jason Lowenstein’s upcoming LP ‘Spooky Action’ out 6/16 on Joyful Noise. The track is entitled “Superstitious” and Loewenstein describes it as “a rock and roll meditation on the depths of bargaining what we do with ourselves to keep our sanity in an insane universe…With loud guitars and drums!!!
Oakland punk band NOPES will release its new EP, Fun Limbo, on May 26 via Magnetic Eye Records (Summoner, Ghastly Sound). The group, who dubs its sound “weird core”, grinds out sneering spazz-rock incorporating melodies and extended instrumental passages not typically found in straightforward punk. Fun Limbo is the follow-up to NOPES’ full-length LP, Never Heard of It, which was named as one of the “Best Underground Garage Punk Albums of 2016” by Pitchfork.
Interscope Geffen A&M promotes Joie Manda to Executive Vice President, effective immediately, reporting to John Janick, Chairman and CEO.
Manda previously held the title of President of Urban Music for Interscope Records. Since joining the company in 2013, he has played an indispensable role at the label, having signed or overseen releases from 6lack, Rae Sremmurd, Tory Lanez, Mike WiLL Made-It, Dreezy, Playboi Carti, Machine Gun Kelly, among others.
Chicano Batman Makes National TV Debut on CONAN
Chicano Batman recently released Freedom Is Free via ATO Records and the album not only foregrounds the soul and R&B elements of the band’s sound, but also speaks volumes during the political climate of this time. The band just band their. The band was named one of the ‘Best Things We Saw @ Coachella’ by Rolling Stone and made their national television debut on CONAN last night, performing a scorching rendition of “Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)”.
Blaq Tuxedo – “Good Day”
Finishing each others songs and sentences since their childhoods, Darius and Dom Logan’s unparalleled chemistry helps their project Blaq Tuxedo stand out among the R&B crowd. Layering beautiful auto-tuned melodies over wistful synthesizers, sampled from Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed,” the duo celebrate the joys of everyday life on “Good Day.”
The soundscapes that Catch Prichard conjure in his new material evoke an atmospheric dream of sweet and low-down folk storytelling, splashed with spacey notes of West coast ambiance. It also couples his dexterous fingerpicking style on his steel guitar with his powerful baritone, which has already drawn sonic comparisons to ANOHNI and Leonard Cohen.
This past January marked the release of BILL & PHIL’s Songs Of Darkness And Despair, the collaborative release between horror icon Bill Moseley – most notable as Chop Top in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Otis in Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects – and extreme music legend Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.).