Annie Goodchild releases the angelic and atmospheric ‘Black Swan’
American born Swiss based singer-songwriter Annie Goodchild releases her latest single, ‘Black Swan’, from her stunning debut EP ‘A Random Physical Sensation’ via Swiss independent label Radicalis.
‘Black Swan’ is an unrestrained demonstration of the talents Goodchild has as an artist, and further proof of her ability to transcend genres. The song boasts ambitious arrangement, made up of Eastern influenced strings and percussion, as well as an impressive vocal performance from Goodchild. Annie rarely sounds out of her comfort zone despite working with unconventional instrumentation and a sensitive personal subject matter. ‘Black Swan’ oozes a strength throughout the composition and effortlessly includes a euphoric middle eight and atmospheric instrumental outro to an already sophisticated song.
Kat Dahlia Returns This Friday With “Friday Night Majic”
Returns This Friday With “Friday Night Majic”:
CYTOTOXIN: Chernobyl-Themed Death Metal Unit To Release Gammageddon Full-Length
During the night of April 26th, 1986, a world-changing accident occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. A catastrophic meltdown befell Reactor No. 4, resulting in core explosions and open-air fires. Copious quantities of radioactive materials and airborne isotopes were consequently dispersed into the atmosphere and surrounding lands. The disaster has been widely regarded as the worst accident in the history of nuclear power globally. As a result, Reactor No. 4 was destroyed and is being enclosed in a concrete and lead sarcophagus to prevent further escape of radioactivity. Large areas of Europe were affected by the accident. The radioactive cloud spread as far as Norway.
French Fast & Diry Rockers Iron Bastards unveiled new music video for “Rock O’Clock”
In order to celebrate the reissue of their second and filthy album ‘Fast & Dangerous’ for Limited LP Edition through Hell Prod (Los Disidentes del Sucio Motel), the French fast & dirty rockers Iron Bastards just unveiled a brand new official music video for the song “Rock O’Clock” available right now on YouTube.
The Big Drops share new single “Baskets Of Love”
The track premiered today on Impose who said, “With guitar work like Brian Setzer, ‘Baskets of Love’ is a fun song that is unlike anything new you can download today.”
Tobin Sprout Shares New Video Via Brooklyn Vegan
Today Brooklyn Vegan shares Tobin Sprout’s video for his single “A Walk Across The Human Bridge”. On 1/27 Tobin released his first album in seven years entitled “The Universe And Me’. The album is out now on Burger Records.
Expand Your Mind w/ On Planets’ ‘Personal Space’ EP
Live Nation’s Ones to Watch hit the nail on the head with their descripton of On Planets’ new body of work via their premiere. The aptly-titled EP tells the story of a young man’s journey through some of life’s core identity-defining changes: graduating university, breaking up, moving between cities, and shifting careers–along with all of the associated feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and uncertainty. With such a profound way of thinking and a creative vision for the future, the sky is the limit for this young dreamer.
Telefon Tel Aviv Shares First New Single in 8 Years
Cross-disciplinary label 79Ancestors marks its debut release, Territories, by sharing “Something Akin To Lust,” the first new Telefon Tel Aviv track in over 8 years.
Two Steps on the Water release new single/video for ‘A Very Hot Shower’
Two Steps on the Water are a three piece band from Melbourne, Australia. Their lyrics, written by frontwoman June Jones, deal primarily with her experience as a trans woman living with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sub Focus releases new track ‘Don’t You Feel It’ featuring ALMA
Acclaimed DJ and producer Sub Focus teams up with upcoming vocalist ALMA for a brand new track for the Summer, ‘Don’t You Feel It’, which premiered as MistaJam’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1.
It’s the start of a new chapter for Sub Focus after the release of three club focused hits including ‘Nobody Knows’, ‘Love Divine’ – a BBC Radio 1 Hottest Record – and ‘Lingua’ featuring Stylo G which holds the accolade of being the first ever record to top the Radio 1 Specialist Chart for two consecutive weeks. More recently, Sub Focus remixed Major Lazer’s hit ‘Run Up’ featuring Nicki Minaj and PARTYNEXTDOOR.
Maribor – ‘HAWWY’
With a label team split between London and Bristol, emerging club crew Super Kitchen have tapped into the rich, bass cultures of both cities to present their debut record — a super-limited 12″ from Badimup record boss, Maribor.
Known primarily for their parties and radio endeavours, the Super Kitchen collective — who rep rising DJs like Stolen, Mistareez and more — are also working on a series of ‘technologically informed, audio-visual projects’ to coincide with the launch of the label arm.
Blood Command premiere new video with Metal Hammer
Blood Command have premiered their new video for ‘(The World Covered In) Purple Shrouds’ with Metal Hammer
Following the recent announcement of their first record in five years, Blood Command have now also announced the artwork and tracklisting for their recently released album ‘Cult Drugs’.
Avante Black Shares “Make A Mess” Video on Wonderland
Loaded with leather, lasers and unapologetic girl-gang attitude, Avante Black are back with the official video for new single ‘Make A Mess’. Featuring lead singer Ottilia Kjulsten heading up a remorseless bike gang, the video turns the ‘Ladykillers’ concept on its head – their victims bass player Gabs and drummer Dean.
Future-R&B beats from Alexis Troy with latest single, “KETA”
“Keta” is the latest chapter in the success story of Alexis Troy. The Düsseldorf-based producer has been praised on numerous occasions for his cinematic, Future-Hip Hop instrumentals, which have been used on soundtracks, advertisements, and high profile campaigns.
LOLAA PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “SPIRITS”
LOLAA have premiered a new single, “Spirits”, via Remezcla – share via Soundcloud. The track is featured on the Toronto sisters’ eponymous, debut EP, which will arrive May 22, and they will celebrate with a hometown performance, May 25 at Adelaide Hall.
Mew Unveil Video for “In A Better Place”
Following the recent release of their album Visuals, Mew has unveiled the video for their new single taken from the album, “In A Better Place.” Watch the video HERE:
Directed by singer Jonas Bjerre, the visual accompaniment exudes the ethereal pop surrealism that pervades the track, as he cryptically explains, “This video tells the tale of the magic mountain creature and his followers, performing their ritual dance, in the ever-changing world of the pink planet.”
Local Action presents ‘Earth Body’ — the long-awaited debut album by Deadboy.
Deadboy is one of UK underground music’s most influential and respected artists. His early singles ‘U Cheated’ and ‘If U Want Me’ predicted an entire generation of post-dubstep dance music, bringing much-needed r&b, house and dancehall influences to a landscape dominated by grime and dubstep and helping to pave the way for a new age of UK club music.
Pornhub Announces Exclusive Premiere of King 810’s “La Petite Mort” Music Video
Today Pornhub, the premier online destination for adult entertainment, announced the premier of Flint, Michigan’s KING 810’s music video for “La Petite Mort” that will be debuted exclusively on the adult entertainment site. The popular American band is the first to ever incorporate on-screen sex in an 8-minute long music video.
The video, which was shot in Los Angeles and directed by the band’s own David Gunn, is a provocative piece of erotica featuring adult film stars Jenna Foxx, Jasmine Summers, Amber Ivy, Lily Jordan, Alex Legend and Jake Jace. “La Petite Mort,” which refers to ‘The Little Death’ (the sensation of orgasm as likened to death), is matched with explicit visuals in the official video conjuring the darkness and desperation of sexuality.
TOVE STYRKE RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “SAY MY NAME”
Today, Swedish recording artist Tove Styrke releases the video for her new single “Say My Name” via Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records. The colorful and bright visual was directed by Daniel Skoglund and produced by Tim Mardell.
The New ResistANTs Release Video for “Onny Swar” on New Noise Magazine
New York’s gritty grunge-punk trio The New ResistANTs released their music video for “Onny Swar” with a premiere on New Noise Magazine yesterday! It follows a mysteriously vague hatted figure, leaving you unsettled and uneasy – raising the hairs on your neck in anticipation throughout. The track is a single off their sophomore EP, The Right to Remain Violent, which was released last fall.
Jonah Parzen-Johnson announces new album
Brooklyn-based saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson is proud to announce his new album I Try To Remember Where I Come From, due July 7, 2017 on Clean Feed Records. Jonah creates music for solo saxophone, but through the use of circular breathing techniques, he plays melodic runs over analog synthesizers that he manipulates simultaneously with his feet. To ring in the announcement, Jonah has revealed the video for album opener “Cabin Pressure” in a premiere via XLR8R, who noted that “…Parzen-Johnson crafts transfixing sonics that meld traditional folk ideals with his own experimentation.”
Fritz Montana Announces New Album
Fritz Montana is a San Francisco based indie blues rock trio laying the foundation for up and coming independent artists in the Bay Area. With uplifting jams and vocals that aim right for your heart, Fritz Montana has mounted a successful career including airplay on San Francisco’s LIVE 105.3 Soundcheck program and a slot on the 2015 BottleRock Napa lineup. While their roots originally began in a South Bay garage, Fritz Montana has taken over the local Bay Area independent music scene securing opening slots for some of music’s biggest names including: Glass Animals, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood, and more.
Nadine Shah Shares Video For “Out The Way”
English musician Nadine Shah recently announced the release of Holiday Destination, her brilliant and compelling third album due out August 25th on 1965 Records. Today she has shared the blistering video for first track “Out The Way”, edited, directed & produced by Hand Held Cine Club.
NPR Music’s ‘First Listen’ Premieres Land Of Talk’s New Album
“It doesn’t take much longer than that opening second for Life After Youth to demonstrate exactly why Land Of Talk has been so sorely missed…Given how close Powell was to retiring from music, Land Of Talk’s return is cause for both stirring celebration and a deep sigh of relief.” — NPR Music
PRINCE CHARLEZ TEAMS UP WITH MARY J. BLIGE FOR HER NEW ALBUM STRENGTH OF A WOMAN
Sought-after singer, songwriter PRINCE CHARLEZ delivers another set of hits on Mary J. Blige’s new album, Strength of A Woman. He penned the top two singles– “U and Me” & “Love Yourself” and is also featured on a revitalizing duet with the soulful songstress he wrote titled “Smile”.
The Compton native has made a name for himself writing music for a host of A-list superstars ranging from Kendrick Lamar to T.I. Recent cuts include Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Beyoncé’s “Ring Off,” Jessica Mauboy’s “Beautiful,” Usher’s “More,” Trey Songz’s “Song Goes Off,” and many others. Signing to Republic Records in 2016, he introduced his own brand of hypnotic trap infused soul rife with impressive wordplay and unpredictable production on his debut mixtape Black & Gold.
Iffy Orbit release new single Slow Times
Who’d have thought that the unpredictable barriers between youth and manhood could become art. Iffy Orbit, apparently. After bursting onto the scene in 2013 and topping Urørt charts with their debut single ‘The Fourth Dimension’ the Sandvika born 5 piece are back. High school done, university skipped and music written, Iffy Orbit are ready to share single ‘Slow Times’ from their highly anticipated debut album.
Audrey Morgan just released her debut EP “Birds”
Invoking electropop and chillwave vibes a la Broods, Wet and Halsey, Audrey Morgan just released her debut EP, “Birds.” Songs range from the quirky indie pop tune, “OK” to the dark and dramatic title track, “Birds” with a video.
The video, set in an eerie cemetery, explores a woman on the run. From what? Is she guilty? Innocent? Only the birds know. With a cinematic theme and a twist, the song builds from solo piano into a climactic electro finish. Not-so-fun fact: The video was shot during a freezing, 32-degree day in March. Might you have room for a feature this?
Kelly Lee Owens (Smalltown Supersound) ‘Throwing Lines’ video
London-based producer Kelly Lee Owens is announcing her first ever North American tour in support of her self-titled, debut album, released this past March via Smalltown Supersound. On stage as on record, Kelly blurs the line between throbbing techno and pop vocal performances.
Sweet Apple to Release New Album, ‘Sing The Night In Sorrow’
SWEET APPLE, the band of rockers featuring J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr., Heavy Blanket), Tim Parnin (Cobra Verde, Chuck Mosley), John Petkovic (Cobra Verde, Death of Samantha, Guided By Voices) and Dave Sweetapple (Witch, Eerie), will release their new album, Sing the Night in Sorrow, on July 28 via Tee Pee Records. SWEET APPLE collaborated across several state lines to create the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2014 release, The Golden Age of Glitter, hailed as “throwback power pop that should soothe the soul of just about any riff-loving rock fan” by Esquire and one of the “Best Albums of 2014” by ABC News.
MILEY CYRUS RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MALIBU” TODAY
Today, global superstar, Miley Cyrus releases her new single and music video for “Malibu”, which is is the first single off of Cyrus’ forthcoming album due for release later this year. The video is directed by Miley Cyrus and Diane Martel. “Malibu” is available now at all digital retail providers.
STARZ’S HIT SERIES ‘”POWER” UNVEILS OFFICIAL SEASON 4 TRAILER
POWER is a visionary drama that straddles the glamorous Manhattan lifestyles of the rich and infamous and the underworld of the international drug trade. The cast is led by Omari Hardwick as drug kingpin and nightclub impresario James “Ghost” St. Patrick, Joseph Sikora, as his brother in arms in the drug business, Tommy Egan; Naturi Naughton plays James’ fierce, loyal wife Tasha St. Patrick and Lela Loren as his first love Assistant U.S. Attorney, Angela Valdes. The show is produced by Courtney Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
‘Power’: The fight is on in season 4’s intense first trailer
Isaac Lee shares sleek, eclectic new single “End of The World”
Drug Boulevard also has a very inspiring story… Yigit started the label as a means of expanding his sonic horizons outside of the progressive/trance world, with the first compilation leaning heavily on indie/dream pop artists. Considering Turkey’s oppressive geopolitical climate, social media blackouts etc, it’s pretty incredible he’s been able to pull all of the releases for the label together over the course of the past year. Would love your help in getting his story out there!
Spiritual Consciousness Guru Rikka Zimmerman brings ‘The Miracle’
Transformational leader, acclaimed international speaker, successful author and singer/songwriter Rikka Zimmerman has guided millions of people around the world to a greater level of consciousness and universal love. As the creator of Life Transformed, a series of live-streamed summits and classes held worldwide, Rikka empowers people to know they are the catalysts for bringing about transformation for themselves and the planet. As a follow up to her successful 2013 release, Be the Change, Rikka is set to release her new album, The Miracle, on August 3, 2017 with an even stronger message to inspire and empower others. Her first single off the album, “Beat As One” is an anthemic call for people to unite everywhere that no matter what culture, race, religion they are, their hearts beat as one with love.
Seazoo Unveil ‘Roy’s World’
Welsh indie pop outfit Seazoo have announced the release of their brand new single Roy’s World, taken from their debut album out summer 2017.
With influences ranging from Grandaddy to Yo La Tengo and Super Furry Animals, the quintet has brightened up stages at the likes of Green Man, Festival No.6 and Canadian Music Week in the past 12-18 months and received widespread praise from the blogosphere (DIY, The Line Of Best Fit and Q Magazine).
Justin Hibbert [i] Drops the Unforgettable New Album “What [i] Am”
“What [i] Am” by Justin Hibbert [i] is a truly mind expanding statement from a talented young musician who isn’t bound by the limits of genre. Inspired by a diverse array of music, “What [i] Am” like the artist behind it, is not easy to pin down. With guest appearances from Riff Raff, Mike Jones, Project Pat, Troy Ave, Lola Monroe, Sole and more, “What [i] Am” will be available worldwide on May 7th. Spanning a rich tapestry of Hip-Hop infused with Rock, Pop, RnB, Reggae, Dubstep, Electronica, Horror-Core and more, “What [i] Am” is a unique statement and unforgettable journey into Justin Hibbert [i]’s world.
Amandla Stenberg Covers Mac Demarco’s “Let My Baby Stay”
Actress and singer Amandla Stenberg covers Mac Demarco’s “Let My Baby Stay”— transforming the original track, featured in the film Everything Everything, with an ethereal and soulful new sound. The video, directed and edited by Stenberg herself, slips us into a millennial dreamscape where Stenberg’s hypnotic dance moves take center stage. The Everything, Everything soundtrack is available digitally May 17th.
Aviator Releasing ‘Loneliness Leaves The Light On For Me’
Boston’s Aviator will release their sophomore LP ‘Loneliness Leaves The Light On For Me’ on June 23rd through No Sleep Records.
Progressive Metal Project FORTIS AMOR Reveals Soaring New Track “Particles”
FORTIS AMOR – the melodic progressive metal project entirely conceived and executed by guitarist/vocalist/composer/producer Ryan Duke – will release a self-titled full-length album on May 19. While Fortis Amor’s 10 tracks nearly convince the listener that they’re hearing a full band, the project is entirely Ryan Duke’s making, aside from select guest solos by Jack Daniels (War of Ages, Hope For The Dying) and Zack Uidl (ex-7 Horns 7 Eyes).
The album is now available for pre-order via Bandcamp. Today, Duke is revealing the second single from the album, entitled “Particles”, exclusively via Ultimate-Guitar.com. “Particles” soars with piercing riffs, eventually cascading into heavy, pummeling rhythmic patterns and peaking with an uplifting outro.
Blossoms Collaborate With Chase and Status For “This Moment”
Blossoms have collaborated with fellow UK chart-toppers Chase and Status for a brand-new track titled “This Moment,” out now worldwide.
Following their much-lauded performances at Coachella and a main support run with Two Door Cinema Club last month, Blossoms will be returning to North American shores in June with a handful of headlining tour dates plus appearances at The Governor’s Ball in New York City and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
The Milestones Premiere Single via IMPOSE
The Milestones come back to release their first EP since 2015’s Honey with a new rhythm section made of longtime friend John Love and multi-talented bassman Jason Alford. The result is a tighter pocket than you’ve heard in a long time – bigger, bolder, and dancier. The EP features some of their most refined songwriting to date, like the in-your-face banger “Have it All” and the atmospheric jam “City of Soul,” which has been a mainstay in their set since the inception of the band.
Fetty Wap to release new single, ‘Aye’ | May 12 at midnight ET
GRAMMY®-nominated award-winning multiplatinum superstar Fetty Wap is set to release a brand new single “Aye” on all digital retailers and streaming partners May 12, 2017 at Midnight (12AM ET) via RGF/300 Entertainment. It’s the first glimpse of his forthcoming second full-length album and what he promises to be one of the year’s biggest hip-hop releases, King Zoo- coming soon.
DIAGRAMS PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “I TELL MYSELF”
Diagrams has unveiled the video for “I Tell Myself”, taken from highly anticipated album, Dorothy, which arrives tomorrow via Bookshop Records. The video, directed by Ewan Jones-Morris (Stealing Sheep, John Grant), is a visual that takes the viewer on a kaleidoscopic journey of spinning molecules to support the stunning third single.
First Hate Streams New Album Via The Line Of Best Fit
Danish duo First Hate are now streaming their debut LP A Prayer For The Unemployed via The Line of Best Fit. The album is out tomorrow (May 12th) on Copenhagen-based label Escho Records (Iceage, Liss, Smerz). First Hate is currently on tour for a string of European shows including an appearance at this year’s Roskilde Festival on June 30th.
Levy & The Oaks share “Slowly In The Water”
The track premiered with Songwriting Magazine who called the band, “a brilliant Asbury Park quartet who blend the finest qualities of Americana and folk.”
YFN Lucci – “Everyday We Lit (Remix)”
Burning up airplay charts with an affecting flavor of emotive trap music, YFN Lucci is quickly transcending local hero status and building a national profile. Riding high on the success of his recent single “Everyday We Lit” featuring PNB Rock, which continues to rise up the Billboard Hot 100, at #12 at Urban Radio an 20M views on VEVO, the Think It’s a Game artist takes a much deserved victory lap with the new remix, debuted by Complex. Featuring breezy melodic verses from fellow ATLien upstart Lil Yachty and Taylor Gang maestro Wiz Khalifa, as well as a fun-loving and dexterous new verse from Lucci (“You know everyday we lit like it’s…Kwanzaa”) and the familiar, irresistible hook from PNB Rock, the new remix is certain to improve the June James-produced single’s Billboard chart position from its current position at #75.
Paul Johnson and The About Last Nights Cover John Waite Classic Hit “Missing You,”
Hattiesburg, Mississippi-based Power Pop / Alternative Rockers Paul Johnson and The About Last Nights have released the Official Video cover of the classic John Waite hit single “Missing You.” Originally premiered on Paste Magazine and shared on social media by John Waite himself, “Missing You” coincides with the release of their debut EP, Give Up The Ghost.
Watch tricot’s “Melon Soda” video from their album ‘3’ out May 17
Japan’s tricot have shared their music video for the single, “Melon Soda.” The clip shot entirely in reverse by director Mani Kato is about a farewell with a person. “Even if you go backwards, time does not unwind so you can only move forward,” explains the band. The Fader says “it’s pretty, and also kind of a mindfuck.”
Mabel Releases New Single and Video “Bedroom” Today
Mabel premiered the video for her new single “Bedroom” today on The FADER. “Bedroom” is the second track from her EP of the same name, which is set for release on May 26th via Capitol Records and is now available for pre-order. Gutsy, honest and open, “Bedroom” is an anthem of feminine independence, sexuality and control. Written in Los Angeles with Kid Harpoon (Years & Years, Jessie Ware) and Sarah Aarons, the track lyrically tackles facing up to a toxic relationship that you’re tired of trying to fix while the track’s accompanying video perfectly articulates this sense of taking charge.
An Excursion to paradise with a purpose
Soul-jazz saxman Elan Trotman will host his fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion with a festival lineup featuring Will Downing, Norman Brown, Alison Hinds, Marion Meadows, Brian Simpson, Jeanette Harris and Julian Vaughn.
Bigger but simpler. That’s the mandate soul-jazz saxophonist Elan Trotman adopted for his flourishing music festival and benefit golf tournament in his native Barbados. Festivalgoers that flock to the fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion this Columbus Day Weekend (October 6-8, 2017) will be treated to the biggest and best lineup of contemporary jazz and R&B artists yet assembled at the fest along with a simplified schedule that allows more time to discover the alluring tropical beauty of the Caribbean island. For the second year, Trotman’s Charity Golf Outing will benefit the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation and the Headstart Music Program in Barbados.
Gold Dime (Andrya Ambro of Talk Normal) shares sensual “Shut Up”
Gold Dime is a calling to relentless grit — jolting listeners awake before turning meditative under a hypnotic drone. Raw but composed, Gold Dime alternates between an aggression and intimacy, both so sincere, you can’t turn away. It’s transfixing. Live, Andrya Ambro anchors Gold Dime on drums and lead vocals. Every beat is a beckoning to actively listen; and her confident voice no less a beckoning. Performing live as a trio since 2014, opening for the likes of Lower Dens, U.S. Girls and Xiu Xiu, Gold Dime is at last ready to release their hard-won debut album, Nerves on Fire Talk Records.
CIRCLE To Release New Studio Album, Terminal
CIRCLE is the very definition of genre-defying; a rare feat for any band, but effortlessly achieved by this prolific Finnish collective. CIRCLE’s latest album Terminal, confirmed for release June 23rd through Southern Lord, is pure hedonistic pleasure.
TIDAL’s Rising Artist on Debut Single & EP
With her debut EP topping Tidal’s ‘Rising Album’ list on its first day, fresh faced international beauty and emerging artist Ivy Layne is making a splash in the industry with her debut single “One You Love” and with the release of her EP titled “In Time.” Creating a unique pop fusion genre that is all her own, Ivy’s sound combines an infectious Caribbean rhythm and European funk with an undertone heavily influenced by electric dance music that listeners can’t help but move to. We would love to arrange an interview with the rising international pop star to discuss her new single and EP.
BROADSIDE UNCOVER “HIDDEN COLORS”
“Hidden Colors,” the track that kicks off BROADSIDE’s highly anticipated album is here today. The bands second studio album, Paradise, is set for worldwide release on June 16. BROADSIDE continues their North American tour tonight in Sacramento with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts and Nothing, Nowhere, with more summer dates to be announced soon.
The Deslondes’ “Hurricane Shakedown” Premieres At American Songwriter
The Deslondes are set to return with their sophomore album Hurry Home on June 23rd via New West Records. The 13-song set continues their studied and inventive take on New Orleans country and R&B but also represents a sonic shift with a more electrified sound. Long combining elements of early Stax, Sun, and Atlantic Records with the influence of a more raw, stripped-down sound gleaned off field recordings from Alan Lomax and the Mississippi Records catalog, the band have now incorporated psychedelic flourishes that bring to mind the sonic experimentation of Joe Meek, Lee Hazlewood and The Velvet Underground.
PressPlayOK premieres “Stress” from Kylie Odetta
Yesterday, 19-year-old Kylie Odetta premiered her new song on PressPLAY OK, who called it “a gorgeous marriage of that impeccably-controlled vocal, this time surrounded by the warmest piano-and-brass instrumentation we’ve heard for some time.”
Kylie’s sound was molded from a youth spent entrenching herself in a mixture of top 40 and old school jazz. Her mellow yet modern aesthetic has landed her opening slots for heavy hitters such as Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Callait, Mat Kearny, and more.
On June 30, 2017, Chronixx will release his official debut album Chronology. “Evolution,” “uprising,” “continuation” and “Rastafari” – are words used by the 24-year-old singer-songwriter. The identifying aspects embody every nuance of his long-awaited opus. They tell the story of a young Jamaican music prodigy whose conscious views of the world carry the tradition of the island’s forebearers, yet also blazes a new path for traditional and non-traditional listeners. Since 2012, Chronixx has organically built that devoted fanbase, turning industry heads as one of Jamaica’s fastest, most-promising talents to represent the iconic Caribbean island to a global audience.
Saint Motel Annc. 1st 360-Degree Virtual Reality LP
Saint Motel will roll out the remaining videos over the next month and a half, leading up to the June 28th launch of saintmotelevison, the VR Mobile App.
Saint Motel’s major label debut album (digital and physical audio LP out now on Elektra Records), saintmotelevision, now available as a VR experience, sees the Los Angeles based quartet continue to push forward with visually immersive technology to create a mesmerizing sensory experience for fans.
GOLD: Optimist Full-Length From Dutch Rock Outfit
Following the artistic success of 2015’s No Image – which united journalists, musicians, music lovers, and even a pro-wrestler in its appraisal – Dutch rock outfit GOLD returns with its successor, Optimist. Together with producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Ash Borer, Marissa Nadler), GOLD has put their angular drive, blackened guitar textures, and the composed yet vulnerable vocal delivery of Milena Eva in an even broader context. GOLD has created an almost unlimited space for their unique unity of beauty and cruelty to crush and confuse even more.
ANIMA NOSTRA: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Anima Nostra”
ANIMA NOSTRA – the Sweden/UK-based industrial/doom duo founded by Henrik Nordvargr Björkk and Margaux Renaudin – will release the devastating works of their second full-length album, Atraments, through Malignant Records in June.