Flora Cash’s “You’re Somebody Else” featured in “disturbing” viral ad
Stockholm based duo, Flora Cash recently released Nothing Lasts Forever (And Its Fine) last month via Icons Creating Evil Art -ICEA.
Their single, “You’re Somebody Else” was recently featured in a viral advertisement for Mexcian telecom Movistar and in partnership with Save the Children with Refinery 29 saying, “This Disturbing Ad Is An Online Dater’s Nightmare” and Fast Company saying, “we’re all lulled into expecting a feel-good story that romanticizes the emotional potential of mobile tech. Instead we got a stark warning and severe case of the heebie-jeebies.”.
We feel this is a very important video to share with you. It is a project called 'Love Story', made for Movistar MX & Save the Children México. The film is to alert parents and children about the risks of online grooming by pedophiles. – It is now being broadcasted in Mexico, Guatemala and all over the Central America region. The Youtube video has almost half a million hits in just a few days (link: https://youtu.be/sDj0QT4GZI0 ). We got a version here with English subtitles for you so we can help spread this important message. Our brand new song 'You're Somebody Else' is used as the soundtrack (pro bono). Thank you to Jesper Gadeberg (www.jespergadeberg.com) for giving us this opportunity. Please share.#SaveTheChildren#ConcienciaMovistarOne
Posted by Flora Cash on Wednesday, April 26, 2017
WEAPÖNIZER: 20 Buck Spin Recruits Denver Metal Act For Release Of Lawless Age LP
20 Buck Spin has recruited Denver’s unrestrained metal outfit WEAPÖNIZER for the late-June release of their second LP, Lawless Age. The label has issued preorders alongside a warning shot from the album, streaming the track “Hellbound.”
CLRVYNT has shared “Machinery”, the second single from Jason Lowenstein’s upcoming LP ‘Spooky Action’, out 6/16 on Joyful Noise. When talking about “Machinery” Loewenstein said,” ‘Machinery’ is the classic scenario of man desperately seeking relief from a world gone mad. Trying to avoid being ground up like hamburger in the machinery of the world or your own mind.” Prior to “Machinery”, Jason released the track entitled “Superstitious” on Brooklyn Vegan.
19-year-old singer-songwriter, Khalid, announces his second North American headlining tour called “The American Teen Tour” in support of his debut album. The tour will be kicking off on July 12th in Portland, OR and will be making a number of major stops including New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.
NJ rockers Trü release new single “Trouble”
Most have us have been there before; the bleary-eyed, endlessly enthusiastic “we should totally do that!” conversations that occur after a long night out and a few too many drinks. Such was the case in October of 2015 when Pat Defrancisci (guitar/vox) and Keith Williams (guitar/vox) got to chatting at a friend’s wedding despite both already being in other bands.
Country music outcast Wheeler Walker Jr. is about to be way more in your face than usual, adding more than a dozen dates to his highly anticipated The Ol’ Wheeler Tour as he prepares to release his second broadside assault on Music City, Ol’ Wheeler, on June 2, via Pepperhill Music.
Walker is celebrating the release of Ol’ Wheeler with a sold out hometown show on release day at the venerable Exit/In where most of his outlaw country heroes have thrown down at some point over the years. He’ll also play The Bowery Ballroom in New York City and a sold-out show at The Troubadour in West Hollywood before hitting the middle of the nation in July and August.
Glenn Fernandez’ “Ave Maria Clouds”
Operatic Tenor, Glenn Fernandez, expresses his unique take on “Ave Maria Clouds,” the lead track off his debut album, “Ave Maria.” Known for his healing nature, Glenn works as an ER doctor by day and shifts to healing with his voice by night. After training under world renowned soprano, Patrizia Zanardi, in Milan, Glenn fell in love with the expressive and intense world of operatic performances. He began to perform all over the world in cities throughout Germany, Austria, and the United States, sharing his passion with critics and fans. His performances have garnered exceptional write-ups in The LA Times, BackStage, LA Weekly, and other established outlets who recognize the pure power of his voice. With the release of his debut album, “Ave Maria,” he aims to heal others through music that reflects a sense of hope and joy.
“No Sleep” Mksmth
Coming off of an extremely successful 2016 opening for G-Eazy on his nationwide The Endless Summer Tour, forward-thinking producer and writer Mksmth is happy to announce his debut single release “No Sleep” featuring vocalist Plænet Wün. “No Sleep” is an uplifting dance music track that fuses together elements of future bass, pop, moombahton, and trap to create a fresh, forward-thinking sound. The lyrics tell the age old story about friends that become lovers, something that we can all relate to. The song is now available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and all major platforms.
Kristine Mirelle official video for “Freakin Mess Mogul Remix”
The video shows Kristine stepping away from the piano to show off her adventurous side. The video takes place in Slab City, Ca, a city inhabited by off the grid squatters from across North America. In a city with no running water or power, Kristine thrived in the gritty artistic landscape to put together a one-of-a-kind video performance.
Having received critical acclaim from the likes of Zane Lowe, Daniel P Carter, NME, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, DIY and with a string of renowned live shows supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes in their wake, Loom have announced the details for their highly anticipated debut album.
Today sees fast-rising South Londoner, Love Ssega, release new single ‘Hot Electrolytes’. The 3 minute burst of fine-tuned pop is the follow up to the thought provoking ‘Out Here Looking’ and was produced with a “secret talent” who is credited on Massive Attack’s latest EP & mixed by Ben Baptie (Adele, Lady Gaga, U2).
Manchester-based producer TCTS has today unveiled the official music video for his latest single ‘Do It Like Me (Icy Feet) feat. Sage The Gemini & Kelis.
This Friday, May 19th, Alt Rockers Fastball will release their 6th album, Step Into Light. In advance of the street date the band will share the entire album exclusively via billboard.com.
Daniel Hart (Dark Rooms) scores ‘A Ghost Story’,
A Ghost Story is the upcoming film from director David Lowery and starring Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea) — who plays a musician before his untimely death — and Rooney Mara (Carol). The film is a singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, and follows a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returning to his suburban home to try and reconnect with his bereft wife. A runaway hit at Sundance, A Ghost Story is being released by A24 (Moonlight) on July 7, 2017.
From the May 2017 issue, Rolling Stone Country names Drugstore Gypsies among “Artists You Need To Know!”
WIND ROSE: “TO EREBOR” MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED
The folk/power metal band WIND ROSE just released a music video for “To Erebor”, the second single from their new album “Stonehymn”. The album will be released on May 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
FLO RIDA & 99 PERCENT REMIXED BY DJ OGGY
DJ OGGY keeps a high profile with prolific remixes and original productions for many of the A-list superstars. Fresh off his collaboration with Fatman Scoop, he returns with the Tokyo Mo Remix of Flo Rida and 99 Percent’s ‘Cake’.
Little Rêd Discusses ‘What Love Is’
Following on from the success of her debut single Hell, Welsh songwriter Little Rêd unveils her dreamy second release What Love Is. Exploring the early days of a relationship, lingering on confusion and excitement as you are falling in love but not quite settled, the track builds in synthetic textures creating intensity and atmosphere.
“Saw You In A Dream”‘ ushers in new, classic tones to her songwriting and is perhaps her most honest offering yet. Amber explains “It’s a very clear message: I didn’t want to drown my vocals in too many harmonies this time because the melody is quite strong on its own. Rather than to hide your sadness about your loss of someone, it’s a nice thing to be like ‘I miss them’. That’s why the vocals are quite present.”
Wayfaring duo Eric & Magill’s fourth full length album Peach Colored Oranges is available worldwide on all major digital platforms. The album is also available via limited edition cassette tapes through the Katuktu Collective.
“there’s a smoky entry, gradually releasing softened vocals atop careful picking. But, those looking to hear the band expand upon that will find the burst of euphoric pop during the chorus refreshing.” – Austin Town Hall
Today Public Service Broadcasting have exclusively shared their new single They Gave Me A Lamp on Stereogum. Taken from their upcoming album Every Valley (released 7/7 on Play it Again Sam), the track is PSB at their finest and features a guest appearance from experimental UK trio Haiku Salut.
“Devices” is Polarcode’s second release with singer Taylor John Williams a finalist from Season 7 of NBC’s “The Voice”, their first single together being “Cut You Loose”. “Devices” was engineered and produced in house by Polarcode at their recording studio in Los Angeles. In “Devices” Taylor performs a beautiful and developing vocal melody over Polarcode’s simple but powerfully dark production. Featuring heavy synth bass, a deep pulsing chorus, extensive auxiliary percussion, and a floating echo of melotron flutes, this song takes you on a mesmerizing journey that chugs along like a futuristic cross-country train ride. Taylor paints the picture of a relationship fraught with broken promises that pulls him in if only both parties continue to push away reality.
In a time where an alarming amount of artists in Hip-hop outsource for production, engineering, and even lyrics, Yury is a rare find in New York’s music scene.
Originally hailing from Pittsburgh, Yury is a hip-hop artist, song-writer, producer and DJ that now resides in Brooklyn. Similar to Atlanta’s Russ, Yury takes pride in being a one-stop shop, and doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.
From co-headlining Webster Hall to selling out Knitting Factory, and producing for Grammy Nominated artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Yury is gradually creating a name for himself. Arguably one of the most multitalented artists rising from Brooklyn, Yury is constantly sharpening his unapologetically genuine sound. Influenced by a variety of Hip-Hop acts including Big Sean, Dave East, and Lil Uzi Vert, Yury strives to be honest with all of his music.
Francobollo announce debut album ‘Long Live Life’
Sweden’s Francobollo today are announcing their much-anticipated debut album ‘Long Live Life’, along with the release of their most undeniable single yet – ‘Worried Times’.
New York artist Liana Bank$ has today released her newest single “People Like Me” featuring the Boy Wonder himself, Ayo Jay (“Your Number”). The track is heavy with Caribbean vibes and sticky reverberations which is fast becoming Liana’s signature sound and has hinted, encapsulates her upcoming sophomore project, APT 210. Listen and groove to Liana’s new track via Hypebae here.
Nashville quintet Los Colognes released their third album The Wave via Big Deal Media / Thirty Tigers. The band just premiered their video for “Unspoken” at Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco. The track originally premiered at Consequence of Sound, who called “Unspoken” “an Americana slow-burner like The War on Drugs sans the hazy psychedelia, calming even as it beckons you to actively adjust the way you interact with your surroundings.”
Nada Surf share “Meow Meow Lullaby” video
On Friday, May 12, Nada Surf shared their digital single “Meow Meow Lullaby”.
About the song Matthew Caws said: “A few years ago we were asked to contribute to a compilation called “For the kids, too” put out by Nettwerk Records to benefit the Lili Claire Foundation, an organization that helps improve the lives of children (and their families) living with neurogenetic birth conditions.
The song could be a cover or an original. I’d always wanted to do a version of “inchworm,” which I remembered from the Hans Christian Andersen film, so proposed that. Daniel suggested I write something. Well, I did have a sort of lullaby-ish guitar melody lying around that I’d never known quite what to do with…
Today, rising singer, songwriter and performer JACOB BANKJS shares the visuals for his latest single “Chainsmoking.” The video was written and co-directed by Jacob Banks himself, and premiered earlier today via i-D Magazine. Banks explains that the video is “about resilience amongst the oppressed. It’s choosing to not give a shit, even when it hurts.” The track is taken from his critically acclaimed EP, The Boy Who Cried Freedom, which was released earlier this spring on Darkroom / Interscope Records.
New single from Feelium
This summer, Swedish indie pop duo Feelium will release the album Go Go Soul as a follow up on their 2015 debut Can you feel it? Now, a couple of weeks before the album reaches streaming platforms, Uh-Oh Baby will be released as a single.
dick clark productions today announced that in addition to performing her new music for the very first time on the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” Camila Cabello will treat fans to an encore performance of her hit single “I Have Questions” exclusively for Xfinity X1 customers. The encore performance will be available live via Xfinity X1 immediately after the Billboard Music Awards air. Cabello is nominated for Top Rap Collaboration for her hit song “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast live on both coasts from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.
As part of today’s announcement, Comcast’s Xfinity brand has officially announced its partnership with the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” In addition to the live broadcast on ABC, all Xfinity TV customers will be able to watch a multitude of Billboard Music Awards content via Xfinity On Demand leading up to the live broadcast, including “Behind the Performance,” which will take fans behind the preparations for Camila Cabello’s encore performance, archival clips from past BBMAs and “BBMAs Roundtable” which includes expert commentary on the nominees for the show.
Brantley and Amber Gilbert Expecting
First he found the girl, then he lost the girl – and finally, Brantley Gilbert got the girl back. Like every classic romance, Brantley and Amber Gilbert had a broken road to finding their way back to each other, but true love remains life’s best compass. And now the couple, who’ve known each other since childhood, are pleased to announce they’re expecting their first child.
“We’ve had such a hard time keeping a secret,” says the soon-to-be dad and proud owner of back-to-back platinum albums Just As I Am and Halfway To Heaven. “But the doctors wanted us to wait past the first trimester. So here we are.”
Kalbells share “Why?!steria”
Today Kalbells share “Why?!steria”, a whimsical cut from their Ten Flowers debut, due July 14th via NNA Tapes (Guerilla Toss, Oneohtrix Point Never). NPR’s Bob Boilen who debuted the song on today’s All Songs Considered says “I haven’t been this obsessed with a song in a long time.”
DBFC Share Video For “Jenks”
Today Parisian duo DBFC are pleased to share the video for their new single “Jenks”, which is taken from their debut LP of the same name that’s due out June 2nd via Different Recordings, the electronic imprint of [PIAS].
The Tambo Rays to release new EP
In examining the sound, story and circumstances injected into Oakland-based indie-pop-rock band The Tambo Rays’ new EP, you would be hard pressed to come up with a more fitting title than Recharged.
The project has been on again off again since its inception in 2012 by founder Brian DaMert (guitar, vox) who soon found an immediately furthered kinship with his sister, Sara (lead vox), who joined with no previous musical experience. Joined by Greg Sellin (bass/ back vox) and Bob Jakubs (drums), The Tambo Rays would soon go on to release their debut EP, Kaleidoscope.
Marley Carroll Shares “Sagan / Orbit”
“Sagan / Orbit” is Marley Carroll’s first new song in over three years, and it represents a long-awaited return to form for one of the Southeast’s most compelling producers. Silvery vocals and ethereal guitars shimmer over an intricately detailed moiré of lo-fi drum machines, melancholy synths, and sweeping textural effects. The lyrics are potent but detached, tracing outlines of isolation and depression before breaking open into a cryptic account of a near-death experience. The accompanying art provides a window into the author’s inner world: a lone figure, floating prone and adrift among a background of divergent stars.
DIY has shared the video for WHY?’s newest single “The Barely Blur”. Prior to this track WHY? released three singles, “This Ole King”, “Proactive Evolution” and “One Mississippi”. Their newest album Moh Lhean streamed on Consequence of Sound and was released on March 3rd via Joyful Noise Recordings. A follow-up to 2012’s Mumps, Etc., it’s the first fully home-recorded WHY? album since the project’s 2003 debut, made mostly in Yoni Wolf’s studio and co-produced by his brother Josiah.
WHAT THE HELL IS IT THIS TIME?… It’s Sparks’ latest single!
Sparks (featuring Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael) have just released “What The Hell Is It This Time?”, the new single from the highly-anticipated album Hippopotamus (due September 8, 2017). Sparks are famed for writing songs about unlikely subjects and do not disappoint with “What The Hell Is It This Time?” – “an often uttered phrase when people listen to a new Sparks song,” according to Ron Mael.
New Color Film Song “Even If It Did Exist” Out Now
Daryl Palumbo and Rick Penzone’s NY-based musical project Color Film will release its debut album Living Arrangements on June 16th on Epitaph. Today, the band shares a new song “Even If It Did Exist” Listen now at YouTube or Spotify.
Color Film formed in New York by Daryl Palumbo and Richard Penzone. The musical project is a re-contextualization of their shared influences into a wholly new sonic amalgam. It is unmistakably familiar yet simultaneously shimmers in a way you have never heard before. It’s not a reinvention so much as it is a brave progression for this twosome whose collective musical resume includes a myriad of culture-driving projects that have created waves in the music scene.
Nick Pope is a multi-instrumentalist out of Boston, and a member of the music collective Odd Gift Records. Originally a drummer, Nick now writes and plays all the instruments on his records, along with making art for his shows and albums. To really clear things up, he’s a huge fan of Louis Armstrong’s solos, Whitney Houston performing The National Anthem, Radiohead performing “The National Anthem,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Break Away,” the key change in “Thong Song,” and Yes’ first three albums.
Bill Baird Premieres New Track “Walking In A Straight Line”
San Francisco-based musician, producer, and conceptual artist Bill Baird has shared a new track, “Walking In A Straight Line”. The song is currently streaming via Brightest Young Things. Describing the creative process behind the track, Baird writes that it initially “sounded like a robotic square dance.” He elaborates, “Then I pulled out the trusty 1950’s Gibson Lap Steel and, remembering some quote from Jimi Hendrix about doing 24 tracks of guitar, tried to create a weave of interlocking parts that each reinforce each other. It was all really quick and intuitive. I played it for some friends and they were like, ‘What the hell is this?’ but with a smile on their face. So it felt like I’d caught something.”
Following the unveiling of lead single “Feel It” in early April, Jackal returns to share “Summer In Your Arms,” the second offering from his forthcoming Endorphins EP.
The enigmatic Jackal, born Mikey Pennington, is no stranger to the spotlight. From chart-topping releases to touring and performing at several of the top clubs in the world, there isn’t much that he hasn’t accomplished already. It comes as no surprise that his latest musical offering is chock-full with quality and charisma. An artist with roots in hip hop and trap, Pennington’s recent string of releases show a maturation and transformation that is representative of an artist undergoing a conscious evolution in style. “Summer In Your Arms” is more on the melodic side of the spectrum, focusing more on emotion than pure uninhibited adrenaline. “Endorphins isn’t just a collection of songs. Its my first-ever real cohesive project,” he says in regards to his EP. He set out with a goal to produce a coherent mini-album that tells a story, and his newest single is the latest step in tackling yet another landmark in his impressively developing journey as an artist.
Top Down´s debut album, Rough Roads, is a journey without destination. Powerful guitar riffs, catchy lines & melodies and a tough drum beat take the passenger on a road trip to nowhere through a ragged landscape telling stories of love and failure, doubts and contradictions, and endless struggles and temptation. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes loud and sometimes quiet, steeped in a lo-fi sound. And as everything familiar melts down in the horizon you already know: the further you get away the clearer you see.
GospelbeacH readies the release of their second album, Another Summer of Love.
There are two kinds of people that become musicians. The first is a determined striving would-be pro whose eyes never leave the prize. That prize being stardom by any means necessary. The second is the besotted, intoxicated music fan and acolyte to whom music is the oxygen they need to breathe. Who live by rhythm and sound and absorb everything and are so deeply immersed in the art that they have devoted themselves to making the world hear what they hear in their heads–commercial success is an afterthought.
Formerly known as the Drive-Thru Records-signed Socratic, Levy & The Oaks shifts the reformed group’s towards a warmer, more natural sound. Comprised of Duane Okun (guitar, lead vox) Lou Panico (bass, percussion, backing vox) Chris Colon (lap steel, guitar, backing vox) and Ryan McNulty (drums) the band has made a name for themselves playing out in the reinvigorated Asbury Park music scene and beyond.
Cheat Codes release highly anticipated video for ‘No Promises’ feat. Demi Lovato
Electronic/pop trio Cheat Codes have released the new music video for their latest global, smash single “No Promises”, featuring multi-platinum selling and Grammy nominated vocalist Demi Lovato.
Directed by Hannah Lux Davis (Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj “Side to Side”, Machine Gun Kelly ft. Camila Cabello “Bad Things”, Demi Lovato “Cool For The Summer”), the video was shot outside of Los Angeles in a desolate rural area featuring abandoned buildings and surrounded by panoramic mountains. Amidst these landscapes are striking performances of Cheat Codes and Demi together, setting the tone for a collage of beautiful imagery that ignites a feeling of living in the now— being present and unguarded.
Civil Youth Stream Album
Philadelphia’s rising indie alternative/rock band Civil Youthhave been busy in preparation for their forthcoming album, Conversations (out 5/19/17), opening for bands like Twenty One Pilots, AWOLNATION, Phantogram, Capital Cities and more, all while amazing fans with their energetic live performance and leaving them highly anxious for new music. So far, the band released the first track off of Conversations, “Belief,” and their music videos for “Dark Debts,” and “Between Me & You,” to a thrilling response.
San Francisco based An-Ten-Nae releases new full length album, Medicine, and gets huge feature in The Huffington Post, Medicine debuted at #25 on the iTunes Electronic list, just under Flume and Bonobo, as well as top 10 on Bandcamp.
An-Ten-Nae has also revealed “Wildflower In Bloom,” an intricately layered masterpiece with deep underpinnings, and another reason the album Medicine is being so widely received.
BONZIE is now streaming her new album Zone on Nine via AllMusic. “Ferraro isn’t shy about letting her voice take center stage,” AllMusic says of the album, “complemented by a warped shuffle on ‘Everybody Wants To’ or the swelling strings of ‘Tiny'”. Zone on Nine features production by Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Conor Oberst) and Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, Youth Lagoon).