No Joy recently released the CREEP EP, on new label Grey Market. Today the band shares a music video for “Hellhole” featuring footage of the band’s singer Jasamine White-Gluz as a teen (at the time she was trying to make her own version of a Sheryl Crow video).
London-based extreme death metal group ABHORRENT DECIMATION are prepared to release their most inspired, charismatic and dominating material to date in the form of their upcoming sophomore album, The Pardoner, hitting digital and physical retailers worldwide on July 28, 2017 via Prosthetic Records. Pre-order links and the first single from this record will become available on Friday, June 2.
The 10 track, 50 minute opus was recorded, mixed and mastered by bassist David Archer at Audio Empire. The intricate artwork for The Pardoner was created by German illustrator Karmazid, based on a visual concept by Vocalist Ashley Scott.
Celebration have shared the third track from their new album Wounded Healer today. Entitled “Spider” it makes it’s premiere on Dangerous Minds. Singer, Katrina Ford said the track “was inspired by the Mary Howitt Poem “Spider and fly”. A cautionary tale about the dangers of flattery. But this is from the Spider’s perspective. It’s the seduction between predator and prey. A Juxtaposed romance caught in the circle of life and death. Seeing the beauty in interdependence and deepest connection because of survival.”
New Mystics (Josh Onstott of Other Lives) announces debut album
Los Angeles art-rocker Josh Onstott under the moniker New Mystics has released the first music video today for his single “Sparrows.”
NO WIN shares second track “You’ll Be Fine”
Today on Consequence of Sound, NO WIN shares “You’ll Be Fine” — his latest single which will be available tomorrow via Dangerbird Records (Silversun Pickups, Fitz and The Tantrums).
Low Weather is the breakout project for guitarist/vocalist Mikey Trieb. The project was incepted at Greenville College in southern Illinois. “Fear,” Low Weather’s debut LP dropped in May 2014. In 2015 the single and video for “Feel” were released. After a brief stint interning in music publicity at Sub Pop Records in 2016, Mikey decided it was time to move back to St. Louis where he knew he could build something great with his network of musicians and community.
Matt Maltese has shared, via Impose, his second single of 2017 entitled “No One Won The War”, produced by The Maccabees Hugo White. When speaking about the track Matt states,”We lovely humans seem to be on an eternal hamster wheel of conflict and reparation. And nobody wins. Not the people at the bottom or the people at the top.” “No One Won The War” is the B-side of a Café Bleu Recordings / Atlantic Records release alongside the previously released A-side “As The World Caves In”.
Granfalloon is the project of Manchester based composer and bedroom recordist Richard Lomax. Distilling elements of electronics and delicate acoustics, Lomax creates a mixture of lo-fi, folk, and psych.
Lomax says: “The song ‘Wellness’ was written after a period of illness. I was not a healthy boy at the time and being bed bound, all I could do was write and just about balance a guitar on top of me. A recent operation I had inspired the artwork which is in fact based on an x-ray of my offending internal parts. The title ‘Wellness’ is a tribute to Kevin Sampson’s book ‘Powder’.”
BIG BOI TO RELEASE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM
Big Boi reveals June 16 as the release date for his highly-anticipated third full-length solo album and first release for Epic Records, Boomiverse.
Tonight, the seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified hip-hop luminary, producer, and member of OutKast takes the stage at NBC’s The Voice for the very first time. Big Boi and Levine will team up to perform “Mic Jack” live during the semifinals. In addition, he’s set to debut the song’s official music video in revolutionary fashion. By Shazam-ing the performance, fans can unlock the exclusive premiere of the visual. The Voice airs at 8pm ET/7pm CT on NBC.
CHECK OUT MACHINE GUN KELLY’S FREESTYLE ON LA LEAKERS
With the release of his third album bloom, Machine Gun Kelly is at the top of his game. Watch the Cleveland native show off his freestyle skills.
HADAL Release New Official Video For ‘Painful Shadow’
Italian Death Doom Metal band Hadal are proud to announce the release of the new official video, the title track taken from the recent album Painful Shadow.
In the bands own words; “We tried to recreate the essence of the album, using no colors but only black and white, as a reminder of the acoustic guitars opposed to the distorted ones and of the clean vocals opposed to the growls. A lonely soldier is facing an unfair war, surrounded by the distressing presence of a silent shadow that hangs over him. Particular attention has been paid to the photography and the film making technique. We didn’t want to use special effects or any computer graphics. Our intention was to keep it as real and as cruel as reality is.”
Introducing Irish / Sierra Leonean Afro-Soul singer: Loah
Loah is Sallay Matu Garnett, an Afro-Soul singer of Irish / Sierra Leonean origin. She grew up between Maynooth, Ireland and West Africa.
From an early age Loah excelled at violin, playing with orchestral ensembles and singing in choirs. Her formative years were spent tirelessly working to create the sound that reflected her dual background. This Heart is a reflection of that work. This is a release bursting and bubbling with vastly differing musical stories. Take Corte`ge, the penultimate song on the EP, Loah sings in Shabro and Mende – the languages of her paternal grandparents – the West African rhythms slotting seamlessly into a collection of songs that also have a distinctly Irish feel.
Stephen Fry in New Video for Sexuality, Gender & Racial Equality
Last year, Iggy Pop compared the music of Tim Arnold to David Bowie. This year, taking pride in his unique background as a straight, mixed race son of lesbian parentage, Arnold has written the leading song for his next album as a response to the divisive and for some, frightening times we are living in.
When writing the song, Arnold was inspired by both Emma Watson’s He for She campaign and Stephen Fry’s seminal speech on the Catholic Church’s condemnation of gay people.
Upstart developer/publisher Twins Rock Media has announced that Synchronicity (synchronicityapp.io), the world’s first music discovery app that lets you compare and share music libraries with friends and family, is now available for free download in the Apple App Store.
Synchronicity’s peer-to-peer technology and interactive messaging application allow iOS users to compare Apple Music and iTunes libraries with up to five friends in close proximity and with remote friends via iMessage. Users’ libraries are color-coded to indicate commonalities and differences, and organized by Artists, Albums and Songs, making it easy for users to discover new music not currently in their library and even build shared playlists.
ANDY SHAUF RELEASES NEW VIDEO
Andy Shauf has delivered a delightfully surreal new video for his song “Early To The Party.” The track is from Shauf’s critically heralded album The Party, which Stereogum called “a lovely, luxuriant thing” and the Independent described as “a baroque-pop exercise with echoes of Seventies smarties like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Steely Dan.”
The Flaming Lips Release “There Should Be Unicorns (Live)” Video
The Flaming Lips release a brand new video for “There Should Be Unicorns (Live)” from the album Oczy Mlody today. A fan favorite from the new album in concert, the video features The Lips in all their lurid glory as vocalist Wayne Coyne rides his electric unicorn through the audience.
Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival expand their brand of Alabama-based soul rock with the release of their self-titled EP, Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival, out May 12 on Skate Mountain Records. Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival are playing the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL on May 19. They will be playing full-band at the Mermaid Stage at 12:30 p.m. local time, and then will have a pop-up acoustic set in the VIP Grove at 4:30 p.m local time. Tickets for Hangout Music Fest are sold out and official line-up can be seen here.
Copenhagen-based epic black metallers SOLBRUD are set to release their third full length offering Vemod on June 9th via Indisciplinarian and Vendetta Records. The eleven-minute album opus “Forfald” – which translates to “decay” — is now streaming exclusively through Metal Injection, preceding the single’s official release on digital platforms this coming Friday 19th.
Broken Circles Releases Planned Parenthood Benefit Comp “Infinite Glow”
Political music need not be explicitly political in order to make its statement. In fact, some of the most effective forms of protest has been quiet, subtle, secret.
We’ve never been the sort to sign outwardly political bands or wax militant one way or another beneath the label’s banner. Still, in this impassioned and problematic political era, we feel it necessary to take a side and have chosen to express it through a compilation featuring new and unreleased tracks, demos, etc, from almost our entire roster to benefit Planned Parenthood.
Deerful Unveils New Video
Deerful is Emma Winston, and Peach is a bold and ambitious 11 track debut long player, released less than two years after writing her first song.
There are elements of Grimes, The Julie Ruin, Black Box Recorder, Yazoo and Suzanne Ciani all topped off with Emma’s remarkable voice (you may have heard her sing before on records by Darren Hayman, Enderby’s Room and Owl & Mouse)
BUFFALO KILLERS’ ANDY GABBARD SHARES NEW “JUICE” VIDEO
Andy Gabbard is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Dayton, Ohio, who plays with Buffalo Killers, a band that he founded with his brother Zachary. He is also a former member of Thee Shams, a garage rock band that he joined when he was seventeen.
JORDAN MORELAND RELEASES “TRIED” MUSIC VIDEO
Atlanta rapper Jordan Moreland has officially released the first single from his upcoming EP “Free Jordan Moreland”. The single arrives in visual form through an eye-catching video directed by Tyler Jerard. The single, “Tried” features Navelle Hice, a talented rapper from Chester, PA who has been making waves ever since dropping his first project last year. Jordan Moreland is a member of Atlanta’s hip-hop collective “Bin Chivalry”. Bin Chivalry was formed in August 2016 and includes Cellus Hamilton & Navelle Hice.
White Room Stream New Single ‘Take Me Away’
Brighton indie rockers White Room have announced the arrival of brand new single Take Me Away, part of a double AA side release alongside lung-bursting, rock n’ roll anthem Stole The I.V.
Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY have already released two new singles from their upcoming album, Die On My Ride, out June 2 via M-Theory Audio. The tracks, entitled “Die On My Ride” and “Ashley” portray two very different sides of the band, both musically and conceptually.
Today, TENGGER CAVALRY is introducing a third track into the mix. “Cursed” is a more introspective look at breaking down personal barriers risen by oneself and others.
BIG BOI Shares “Mic Jack” Video
“Mic Jack” Available at iTunes.
Ladies unveil new single, ‘Eyes of The Dodge’
Ladies have now released their second single, and fan favourite, ‘Eyes of The Dodge’.
Témé Tan, the musical alias of multi-instrumentalist and producer Tanguy Haesevoets, has unveiled a new EP for Améthys, the latest track to be taken from his forthcoming debut album, which is due for release in September of this year.
The EP includes remixes from Compuphonic, Luke Top & Pacemakr, plus and the original mix of the track.
Of Congolese descent and growing up between Kinshasa and Brussels, Tanguy’s first musical memories were the rumba records his uncles played at family reunions and the zouk tapes of his cousins. Deciding to become a musician after celebrating his 18th birthday at a Beastie Boys concert, his music is a modern blend of minimalistic grooves, electronic beats and seductive harmonies.
Royal Blood Release New Song “Hook, Line, and Sinker”
British rock band Royal Blood have released a second track and accompanying music video from their highly anticipated new album ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’, titled “Hook, Line, and Sinker”. The song follows the previously released single “Lights Out” and is now available as an instant download for anyone who pre-orders the new album from the band’s official webstore. ‘How Did We Get So Dark?” will be released on June 16th on Warner Bros. Records.
Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) 2017 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola®, now among the largest consumer live events in the nation, announced today that beloved R&B quartet XSCAPE will kickoff its comeback tour at the Festival, for the group’s first full live show in over 15 years. The group is slated to perform on Sunday, July 2 – a night headlined by Festival first-timer Chance the Rapper, along with Master P, Solange and more – at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA.
“We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the return of Xscape than in New Orleans with our fans at the world famous, Essence Festival,” the group said in a statement. “Essence Fest is so much more than a music festival, it’s a celebration of culture, music and entertainment. We are excited and honored to be included in an incredible line up of artists and performers, including the living legend, ?Diana Ross!”
Today, the band share their blistering, well crafted vintage debut album ‘The Illusion’ with IMPOSE in full. IMPOSE calls the album “pure rock n roll with a psychedelic vibe”. ‘The Illusion’ is out 5/19/17 on Castle Face Records.
PETYR is a psychedelic hard rock band fronted by guitarist and award-winning pro skater Riley Hawk, son of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk. The San Diego quartet, hailed for its “sonic heaviness”, will release its debut full-length, Petyr, on June 9 via Outer Battery Records (Chelsea Wolfe, Dinosaur Jr., SLEEP). Guitar World premieres the first new music from the LP, debuting the song “Old and Creepy”, calling the song, “a choice cut brimming with heavy Sabbathian/stoner/psych jams.”
“…knack for spirited, high-energy pop punk as well as smoldering barroom ballads, with Wilcox’s hard-hitting voice tying it all together.” – She Shreds
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.
Monster Energy Houston Open Air will return to the Houston area Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman in The Woodlands, TX. The music lineup for Texas’s biggest rock experience will be announced Monday, June 12 at 8:30 AM CT and tickets will go on sale Friday, June 16.
After encountering challenges due to inclement weather at the 2016 Houston Open Air debut, festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents have reaffirmed their commitment to the Texas rock community and the Houston area, and look forward to returning in 2017.
Ghostpoet Shares Video For “Immigrant Boogie”
Today Ghostpoet is thrilled to unveil the striking video for his first new music in years, excellent track “Immigrant Boogie”.
This Friday, Seattle four-piece Hoop, will share their debut album, 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.
UK outfit DEMOB HAPPY’s music video for “Dead Dreamers” has just premiered exclusively at EARMILK. “Dead Dreamers”, which EARMILK called a “bouncy jam full of fuzz and thrusting, tight guitar work”, is the newest single to come from the band, distributed through Atlantic Records’ imprint Taste and Tone.
Insatia Announce Upcoming, Sophomore Album ‘Phoenix Aflame’
American/Canadian Power Metal band Insatia has announced the release of Phoenix Aflame, the highly anticipated follow up to their 2013 Asylum Denied. Produced by Fabio D’Amore (Serenity) and his partner Ivan Moni Bidin (Starsick System, Pathosray, Last Warning), Phoenix Aflame is due to release June 23rd via Pitch Black Records.
The Ghibertins shares folk-rock new single, “Breathe For Me”
“Breathe For Me” is the new single from Milan-based folk rock band The Ghibertins, to be released on 26th May via Mob Sound Records. The Ghibertins’ debut single “Round Trip” remained in the Italian iTunes Top 10 Chart for Emerging Artists for 5 weeks. In 2016, the band performed at the Milan Design Week Exhibition and the Murmur of Art Gallery Event.
With members hailing from all corners of the world including Portugal, Spain, France, Egypt and America, the record tackles what is very much happening in the here and now, and on topics directly affecting them, commenting on Brexit and other global political happenings. Exitoca is a reference to the escapist dreams from the 50s and 60s of American couples and their desire to move to an uncomplicated pacific paradise. Cristobal’s aim is to get you there now.
Eskillz7, “Brand New Bag Of Money”
Newark, New Jersey rapper Eskillz7 presents “Brand New Bag Of Money”, his new single produced by L. Clark from The Rebels Beatz. His most recent release was his single “Solo” last year. In 2015, he released his album I Set The Streets On Fire which includes the single “Rhianna Want Me Cause Im Winning” featuring Logan Chapman. When asked about the inspiration for his new single, Eskillz7 says, “Clark produced the beat, came up with the hook and I laid the verses. The rest history. As a little food for thought, T.I in the movie Takers inspired one of my verses. I would like to say this song is dope but also lyrically entertaining and satisfying as I hope a critic would say.”
RED REIGN ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES WITH QUIET RIOT AND TESLA
Richmond, Virginia-based rockers Red Reign specialize in a sound that recalls vintage rock and metal acts of the mid to late ’80s, as evidenced by their just-released self-titled EP, which features the single “Not That Way.” So it will undoubtedly be a perfect fit when the group (which features singer/guitarist Carlton “Bubba” McMichael, guitarist Stevie Shred, bassist Larry Moore, an drummer Sammy Lee) opens a show on June 23rd with Quiet Riot, and three shows from August 3rd-5th with Tesla.
“WOW, we are so excited to join Quiet Riot for a show in Lynchburg, Virginia,” says Sammy Lee. “Seeing Frankie Banali for the 1st time was unbelievable to me as a drummer. I loved his booming sound and will now get to see and hear it up close and personal. And Red Reign is extremely excited to be supporting Tesla, one of the premier hard rock bands out today. I remember watching Tesla’s videos all over MTV back in the day and now we get to share the same stage with them…it is surreal.”