CALIFORNIA ROOTS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE 2017 FOOD AND CRAFT VENDOR LINEUP
Monterey, CA – The California Roots Music and Arts Festival is excited to announce the food and craft vendor lineup for the festival happening on May 26-28, 2017 in Monterey, CA. Now in its eighth year, the festival continues to partner with stellar local food vendors to bring festival goers many dining options including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free choices. The festival will host several craft vendors at the “Art Retreat” zone, sponsored by Integrity Wine, which will be selling clothing, unique artwork, and more. Cali Roots is also proud to support a number of great nonprofit partners this year with an area dedicated to them. View full list of partners here.
Holy Wars (LA goth-pop) share fierce first singl
The band also has quite a compelling story that informs their work… Leon’s art has always been inspired by the spectre of death and the occult (dating back to her previous band, Sad Robot), but in 2015, she suddenly lost both of her parents within months of each other, plunging her into a grief the likes of which she had never known. She took time off to properly grieve, but then Holy Wars erupted within and her creativity came back and rose from the ashes. Leon re-emerged in early 2017, altered as an artist by her darkest days, and Holy Wars became an extrapolation of the turmoil she felt inside. In turn, Leon had penned Holy Wars’ first collection of songs, a collection of letters set to grief.
Electric Forest’s “Her Forest” Initiative Announces Performers
Today, Electric Forest (EF) announced the lineup of performers confirmed to participate in the festival’s first ever “Her Forest” Curated Event for the seventh annual music and camping festival in Rothbury, Michigan, over two distinct weekends – June 22–June 25 and June 29–July 2. The announcement marks a new offering by EF’s one-of-a-kind “Her Forest” program, the most comprehensive initiative of its kind at any music festival. Launched last year as a platform for the Electric Forest community to nurture a culture of connection and empowerment.
With this year’s graduations in motion and summer nearly upon us, it’s that time where we compile our summer playlists for those warm, blissful nights and sun-soaked days. With that, I’m sharing with you the newest single by the Los Angeles-based band The Heirs aptly titled “Suburban Wonderland.”
Richard Edwards Releases Video for “Moonwrapped”
In late March, Richard Edwards (frontman and principal songwriter of Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s) released his debut solo album Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset via Joyful Noise Recordings (Kishi Bashi, Surfer Blood). Today, he shared the video for the album’s closing song “Moonwrapped” that was produced by Starburns Industries, the animation company behind Charlie Kaufman’s Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated animated feature film Anomalisa.
Today, Everything Turned to Color share their fourth single, “Everything Turned to Color” on All Things Go, who say the band “sounds like Norah Jones.” The band’s forthcoming, debut album, Life Imagined, due out June 23rd 2017. The 11-track LP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Blake Morgan at ECR Music Studios in NYC. The back-to-back Album Preview sets that were played on March 31st at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC both sold-out. ?
After releasing her debut EP, April 1st last fall, Hz aka Hz_Sound follows up a great summery single that’ll surely have the ladies dancing. the single was mixed and mastered by industry producer and audio engineer Steve Sola who has worked with the likes of P. Diddy, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey. The reggae influence is reminiscent of Drake’s “Controlla” or Justin Bieber’s, “Sorry.” Here is the Spotify link to stream:
ELECTRIC SIX Releases “I’ll Be In Touch” (inspired by Billy Joel video)
Detroit-based dance rockers ELECTRIC SIX have made its first official music video in five years! Behold, the video for “I’ll Be In Touch” off their latest release Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres, which was released last October via Metropolis Records.
Directed by Los Angeles director Dillon Vaughn, “I’ll Be In Touch” is a shot-for-shot (mostly) remake of the video for “Sometimes A Fantasy” by Billy Joel which was released in 1980. “Twenty-seven years later, the story remains the same,” explains vocalist Dick Valentine. “Men are insecure, they have shitloads of problems, and even women who don’t really exist have no time for their bullshit.”
Rhys Lewis – ‘I Know The Feeling’
The track follows previous releases ?Living In The City? and ?Waking Up Without You?, which saw Rhys catapult to #1 on Spotify?s Viral Chart, rack up over 170,000 streams in two weeks and a sold-out headline show at London’s Borderline. ?Living In The City? meanwhile had over 1.5 million streams on Spotify alone.
This year’s edition of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS will make its descent upon the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 18th and run through August 20th, 2017 with a preparty to commence August 17th.
Boasting a jaw-dropping lineup that includes headlining sets from Atlanta goliaths, Mastodon, psychedelic rock legends, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and heavy metal icon King Diamond performing the zenith Abigail opus in its entirety as a US-exclusive, alongside Sleep, Slo Burn, Wolves In The Throne Room, Ace Frehley, Neurosis, Gojira, Corrosion Of Conformity, Pelican, Chelsea Wolfe, Carcass and over seven dozen of the scene’s most groundbreaking, eclectic, and plainly ruling acts, PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 is already – and rightly so – being hailed as one of the best heavy lineups ever put together for an American festival.
Bloody Your Hands Share New Track “Wandering Home”
Brooklyn-based trio Bloody Your Hands have shared new track “Wandering Home” via New Noise Magazine. Describing the track as the centerpiece of the album, the band explains it’s about “chasing ghosts and dreams from one edge of the country to the other and back again only to realize that you can never really escape yourself.” The song is the second single to be released from the bands forthcoming new album, Monsters Never Die, out July 7th.
Buzzworthy Réunion Island siren Tess shares the heavenly acoustic video for her rising single “Love Gun”. It’s available on her self-titled debut EP, Tess [Casablanca/Republic Records] — out now!
Timi Temple ‘Sorry’s Not Magic’
Sydney multi-instrumentalist Timi Temple is showing no signs of slowing down in 2017, with the release of second single ‘Sorry’s Not Magic’, which premiered on The Music on Monday.
Taking influence from the likes of Tame Impala and Methyl Ethel, ‘Sorry’s Not Magic’ is an exhilarating, psychedelic groove, with all aspects of the track recorded and performed by Temple himself. The single was created over a course of one night after an argument that Timi Temple had with his partner. The track’s hallucinogenic vibe transitions into a more of sober ordeal as Temple addresses the way the word “Sorry” looses it’s meaning after it is thrown around too much.
NY IN 64 Releases Powerful Video For “Couldn’t Be Saved”
Magic Bullet Records is proud to present the official music video for NY IN 64’s “Couldn’t Be Saved,” the first track from the album The Gentle Indifference of the Night, which is set for worldwide release this Friday, May 26th.
Directed by Michael Englisis, NY IN 64’s “Couldn’t Be Saved” video clocks in at just over six minutes and is an exhilarating romp through life, death, and everything in between. Issues Magic Bullet, “In all earnestness, it’s one of best DIY music videos we’ve had the opportunity to watch and it’s an honor to be able to share it with everyone in advance of the album’s official release date.”
Nashville outcast Wheeler Walker Jr. is declaring war on Country radio after several “program directors” from some of the nation’s “best” stations lied to his face about playing new single “Summers in Kentucky,” from his forthcoming masterpiece and second album, Ol’Wheeler.
“I have to say this is extremely disappointing but not surprising. Mainstream country radio shows their irrelevance more and more every day,” Walker said from the worldwide headquarters of The Wheeler Walker Jr. Podcast. “What the f*ck did I fly around the country and meet all of these a**holes for? I’m gonna go back to my original idea: using payola to bribe these fat f*cks with Krispy Kremes.”
The album Slow Burners I was recorded at The Dekalb Palace in Ridgewood Queens. The album is entirely written, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Rowan Brind a.k.a. Wooter. The sound of the album is in the title. This is a compilation (Part 1) of slow burning soothing grooves, the kind of music to ease yourself back into summer.
Rising star Ella Vos’ “You Don’t Know About Me” video is out now via Refinery29—watch and share here. Of the video, Refinery29 says, “There’s not a woman around who won’t find something to relate to in these shots, which is exactly why Ella Vos wanted to make the video in the first place.”
After a weekend spent mesmerizing audiences at The Great Escape festival, today TENDER share their new single ‘Nadir’ exclusively on Stereogum.
After the collapse of a long-term romantic relationship, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist James Cullen, found solace in TENDER and created his most personal work. ‘Nadir’ focuses on the damage done to one’s psyche when staying in a relationship way past its healthy conclusion. It stands as the most realized of the duo’s (Cullen is joined by Daniel Cobb) work to date, with shimmering technicolor hooks that counter the melancholic narrative.
Sub Focus Unveils Music Video For ‘Don’t You Feel It’ ft ALMA
Acclaimed DJ and producer Sub Focus has teamed up with upcoming vocalist ALMA for a brand new track for the Summer, ‘Don’t You Feel It’. The dance anthem has already secured ‘Hottest Record In The World’ status from BBC Radio 1 DJ Mistajam.
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.
New York-based band Ghost Pressure mixes elements of alternative-rock and pop, drawing influence from acts like Wolf Alice, Warpaint, and Metric. They began as a four-piece — forming in 2014 and releasing their debut EP in 2016 — and have since expanded to include lead singer Lauren Diehlmann, whose impressive vocal range and affinity for polyphonic songwriting have helped the band evolve sonically since its debut release.
Marnik & Miami Blue Release “Matador”
Traditional Matador music meets big room EDM in Marnik & Miami Blue’s “Matador.” Creatively intertwining classic Latin guitar, trumpets, and chants with an explosive dance drop, the Italian producers bring the fuego on this lively single.
KAT DAHLIA RELEASES “FRIDAY NIGHT MAJIC” MUSIC VIDEO & SINGLE
Kat Dahlia uncovers the brand new music video for her latest single “Friday Night Majic” today. The song is available now via Vested In Culture/Epic Records.
Raia Was is a Brooklyn based vocalist and composer who creates electronic music born of improvisation and debuted “Reprise” this week at BlackBook. Completed in collaboration with producer Autre Ne Veut, “Reprise” is the first single from upcoming debut album, Body Double, which establishes the record’s distinctive booming quality and haunting sense of color and space.
“‘Reprise’ is a beginning or an ending, a listing of confessions, talking to myself, the start or the end of the spin of the inner monologue, how it primes itself to enter into conversation,” says Rachel Brotman (aka Raia Was). “When I first started production on this record I was positive this song was the end. Turns out it was the beginning.”
Republic Records artist and Academy® Award-nominated actress HAILEE STEINFELD made her music debut in 2015 with the release of her RIAA platinum-certified single “Love Myself” from her debut EP, HAIZ [Republic Records]. Cementing this multitalented performer as a vital new force in pop music, the song became “the highest solo female artist debut on Top 40 radio since 1998.” Among many achievements, the breakthrough smash peaked in the Top 10 on the Top Pop Songs Chart, went #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart, and claimed #25 on Shazam’s Us Top 100. By 2017, it had notched 270 million Spotify streams and 175 million YouTube/VEVO views and counting.
Noise Revolution – “RUN”
Noise Revolution, released their debut EP, ‘Revelation (Part 1)’ on Sea To Sun Recordings, 16th May. The genre-bending collective, made up of six highly talented musicians from different backgrounds, bring together a mix of electronica, trip hop, indie dance and alternative rock, to create a unique sound. The ‘Revelation (Part 1)’ EP is the first official release, although the Noise Revolution has already begun with the dark, electronic grooves of lead track ‘Run’, already creating an early buzz on Soundcloud.
THEY. Debut Louis Futon Remix Of “U-RITE”
Having already collaborated with Skrillex and ZHU, toured with Bryson Tiller, and released their debut record Nü Religion: Hyena to widespread coverage and acclaim from outlets like NME, Pigeons & Planes, and XXL, THEY. needs little introduction. The Los Angeles based duo’s grunge&b blend has shown to be an utterly infectious sound that’s led to smashes like “U-RITE” already tallying up over 4.5 million streams on Spotify alone.
Beta Days released their glittery new single, “Settled for Gold”, from the upcoming debut album, S.T.T. Premiering on Open Ears Music, the track has a dry, pensive mood that touches on themes of dissatisfaction with what others would consider a great life. This lush, guitar pop sound is reminiscent of indie champions Wilco and Real Estate.
Band performance times have been announced for the highly anticipated KLOS Presents Blackest Of The Black Destination Festival, coming to Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA in Orange County this Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th. The brainchild of Glenn Danzig, the event not only serves as a music festival, but as a cultural experience: an escape. The festival will be hosted by Full Metal Jackie and will feature camping, along with a number of sinister attractions, and two music stages curated by Danzig.
With performances by some of the heaviest acts around, Blackest Of The Black includes Danzig’s first confirmed U.S. headline appearance of 2017. VIP doors open at 3:30 p.m and General Admission doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Quantum Keys began as a recording project in 2013, when John Gudenzi left Los Angeles for his hometown of Baltimore. The first songs “Grow/Keep Good Habits” were released with the Los Angeles label Hit City USA in 2014. John later self-released the Songs Out Of Season album, a shimmering pop, garage-rock record with feel good vibes. From garage rock to the electronic pop of the new single “Back With Me” Quantum Keys makes colorful waves of sound.
Diversion Records – Skyler Cocco
On her debut album Reverie, Skyler Cocco blends her distinctive sound of effortless and soaring melodies with fuzzy and hook laden guitars in her own unique style of grunge pop. Documenting her formative years of loss, grief, and maturation, Reverie became Skyler’s journal and process of growth and healing.
Leather Girls ‘Arabian Daze’
Leather Girls first unleashed their ferocious style of garage rock upon their hometown of Austin, Texas in 2015 after Erik Camacho (guitar/lead vox) and Mike Garrido (guitar/vox) bonded over their shared affinity for Tropicália, Los Dug Dugs, and Billy Childish. Dillon Fernandez soon got added into the mix (drums) shortly followed by Deborah White (bass/vox).
Once a fully gelled unit, they quickly garnered a reputation for their high energy live show and blistering fuzz accentuated with a hint of Texas twang – sharing bills with legends like Holly Golightly, The Dictators, Mr. Airplane Man and becoming a favorite show partner with local heavy hitters Ringo Deathstarr and Holy Wave.
As seen through reviews from MTV and The Source, Èpique is an artist whose drive to succeed is unmatched. Friday, the West Orlando, Florida rapper released single “Coachella / The Lobby,” via AXS.
“Coachella / The Lobby,” is a two-part song with “Coachella,” being his festival anthem blending party rap and R&B, and “The Lobby,” showcasing his lyrical flow. His sound is definitely for fans of Travis Scott.
Gorilla Voltage video featuring Kung Fu Vampire
San Jose-based Gorilla Voltage has unleashed their video of their namesake from their debut album “APE-X”, which features guest appearances by Slaine from La Coka Nostra, Madchild, Kung Fu Vampire, Twiztid and Bizarre from D12.
Watch Kino Kimino’s new video for “Pale Calico”
From the snowy wilds of Manitoba, Kino Kimino landed in New York City, headed across the river to Hoboken and plugged in with half of Sonic Youth to throw down the ten sweetly serrated, sometimes volatile, post-punk songs comprising new album Bait Is for Sissies.
Some other things happened in between, it’s true, but the outline holds: Kino Kimino mastermind Kim Talon is a native of Winnipeg, and the singer and guitarist has since relocated to New York, after a few stops along the way. She recorded Bait Is for Sissies at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon West studio, with Lee Ranaldo on guitar and Steve Shelley on drums, along with Melinda Holm on bass. Talon met Ranaldo and Shelley through John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile), who produced.
Thirty Seconds To Mars plays to over 28,000 people in West Palm Beach and Tampa, Florida this past weekend.
In an explosive return to the stage the award winning band comprised of – Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, and Tomo Milicevic, electrified audiences and hinted the release of new music.
Photo credit: James Colleta
AMBER MARK RELEASES ‘MONSOON’ VIDEO’
‘3.33 am’ is the self-produced debut EP from NYC songwriter and vocalist Amber Mark, released via PMR Records/Interscope. A collection of confident, soul-bearing tracks inspired by the loss of her mother in 2013, the EP includes lead single ‘Lose My Cool’ and latest release ‘Can You Hear Me?’, which was premiered exclusively by Zane Lowe as his World Record last week.
NYC-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Megan Talay (who performs under her last name) will release her new S/T EP on June 2nd. Co-produced by Greg Mayo (Bernhoft, Delta Rae) and Zach Jones (Sting, A Great Big World, Wakey! Wakey!) and mixed by Ducky Carlisle (Demi Lovato, Rooney), it showcases her infectious pop-punk vibe and clever, snarky lyrics.
Following the recent release of her second single, “Does It Get Easier?,” today the UK-based soul R&B singer/songwriter Denai Moore has unveiled the accompanying video via The FADER. Directed by Mahaneela, the woman of the moment at creative powerhouse studio, In Bloom, The FADER has described the video as “a beautiful portrait of family and girlhood” and “smile inducing.” “Does It Get Easier” will also appear on Denai’s highly anticipated sophomore album ‘We Used To Bloom’ (produced by Steph Marziano), coming June 16th via Because Music/ADA. Pre-orders for the album are available now.
Adam Pearce & Miles Away Release Free New Noise Single “Echoes”
Using sublime chords and smooth vocals, Canadian artists Adam Pearce and Miles Away make their New Noise debut with the heartfelt future bass tune “Echoes.”
Figg Panamera ft. Kevin Gates – “Phone Ringing”
Spreading his signature style from the Bay to the A, Figg Panamera is a beloved and influential figure in multiple time zones. Attacking a piano-heavy trap instrumental with a melodic and metronomic flow, Figg boasts about his booming business on “Phone Ringing,” his latest single. Chopping it up with his stylistic descendant Kevin Gates, a man perfectly at home on phone-related bangers, the two emcees trade witticisms and count their cash as their Nextels chirp in the background. “On the song, you hear me say ‘wind it up,'” explains Figg. “That’s a shout-out to the old school wind-up rotary phones.” Premiered by Mass Appeal, “Phone Ringing” is the latest single from Cali Boy Down South, Figg’s upcoming album, following “Money Talk,” Figg’s hard-hitting collab with 21 Savage. His first official album since moving from San Francisco to Atlanta and changing his name from JT The Bigga Figga, Cali Boy Down South hits stores on June 9th.
Portland-based SATANARCHIST supplies the public with a vicious new dose of their punk-infused thrash metal concoction with “Triumph,” the latest single from their impending second album, First Against The Wall, which sees independent release next week. The new single is spilled by popular underground metal portal, No Clean Singing, as the band prepares to assault Canada on a cross-country tour.
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.
Today, Head North share their new single, “By Presidential Decree,” via PureVolume, who called the track an “intricate blend” of their “styling rock that relies on power chords and layered sounds.” Having already received attention from Noisey, New Noise Magazine and Dying Scene from their 2014 EP, Bloodlines, and hype on the LP from Alternative Press, Head North is currently gearing up for the release of their full body of work and accompanying tour.