Today sees the release of the acoustic version of salute’s new single “Light Up feat. Liv Dawson” – listen here. Earlier this month saw hotly tipped artist & producer salute return with his brand single ‘Light Up’ featuring fast rising Method Records-signee Liv Dawson. The original track has already garnered over 1 million streams since its release this month alongside including multiple specialist and daytime plays on R1 – listen to the original version HERE.
Mura Masa ft. Desiigner “All Around The World” Video Out Now
Mura Masa’s self-titled debut album released July 14th.
GRAMMY Award-winning powerhouse Ms. Lauryn Hill and anthemic rap superstar Nas are ready to rule the world on their co-headlining tour. Produced by Live Nation, the incomparable music experience will lift off September 7 in Chicago, IL and feature special guests, comedian Hannibal Buress and reggae artist Chronixx, on various tour stops.
Multi-platinum artist Ms. Lauryn Hill rose to prominence as the lone female member of The Fugees, one of the biggest selling R&B acts around the world. Her solo career soared when The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was released nearly twenty years ago, earning her five GRAMMY® Awards and leaving a beautifully indelible mark in music history. Nas has become a global phenomenon in his own right with eight platinum and multi-platinum albums under his belt, along with a staggering 13 GRAMMY® nominations. Together on their newly announced tour, they will visit 17 cites across the United States and Canada.
LLNN and WOVOKA will release the audio punishment of their Marks/Traces split this June via Pelagic Records. In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming WOVOKA’s crushing, near-eighteen-minute contribution, “Traces”
“Serving as songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Colyer has crafted a soulful love song that bristles with energy before launching into a cathartic expression of love. The song seems to meld styles — blues, soul, indie pop — with effortless ease on the part of Colyer.” – The 405
KIRKO BANGZ RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘SWANG N BANG’
After dropping a guaranteed summer banger, KIRKO BANGZ returns with the music video for his critically acclaimed new single, “Swang N Bang.” Shot by Mr. Boomtown in Kirko’s hometown of Houston, TX, the video perfectly mirrors the track’s narrative about beautiful women, hot weather, and low riders.
With soulful vocals, visceral dance beats, and gritty synths, Zone Records alternative pop artist Cassandra Mazeis the type of fiery performer who offers a refreshing sense of urgency. That urgency is on full display in Maze’s clock-smashing and control-taking new video for “Wait,”her debut single that premiered on Canadian radio, iTunes, and Spotify in February of 2017.
Co-written by Maze and Tanner Aguiar and produced by Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge, Van Damsel), “Wait” begins with a heart-pumping intro and climaxes in a powerful, anthemic chorus that implores listeners to follow Maze’s wise advice for achieving their dreams:
Actress, singer and dancer Vanessa Hudgens will join Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy as the third judge on this season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. The season premiere, airing Monday, June 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, will mark Hudgens’ judging debut in part-one of the Los Angeles auditions.
“I am so excited for Vanessa to join Mary and me on the judging panel for the 14th season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. There was instant chemistry in the audition rounds, and I know the SYTYCD fans will love her as much as we do. Vanessa is an accomplished artist and brings her own brand of enthusiasm and energy to our panel,” said Lythgoe, who also executive-produces.
About two years after its birth and a few months after a debut EP, French stoner-rock quartet Simple Jack just officially released its debut full-length album called ‘Brand New Eye’ available right now for CD and Digital through the main legal platforms such as iTunes, Deezer, Spotify, Google Play, Tidal…
In addition to the release-news, the band – currently composed of Clément Costantino (guitar), Rémy Vernier (vocal), Frédéric Dalmasso (bass) et Clément Ambit (drums) – just shared the album for full stream on Bandcamp.
XAON Release Official Lyrics Video ‘Broken Anchor’
Xaon have put out a new lyrics video for the track Broken Anchor taken from their recent Sliptrick Records release The Drift. It’s another fine piece of melodic dark metal from the Swiss trio from an increasingly well received album that’s gaining some excellent reviews.
Lillie Mae Debut Album Produced by Jack White
On her Third Man Records debut ‘Forever and Then Some’, Nashville-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lillie Mae weaves her extraordinary experience with myriad strains of Americana to create a breathtaking collection themed around romance and struggle, and solitude and adventure. The album receives its UK release on June 23rd.
Leon Of Athens releases video for new single ‘Aeroplane’
London-based Greek indie-pop experimentalist Leon Of Athens has released the video for his new single ‘Aeroplane’, the first single proper to be taken from his forthcoming album produced by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything) due out later this year.
Capturing escapism, love in the modern age, and uninhibited freedom, the ‘Aeroplane’ video follows a number of interconnected stories. It captures a beautiful long distance relationship, the innocence of childhood, and overcoming turbulent times.
With summer arriving and only 35 percent of Americans planning to take a family vacation away from home this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations.
To identify the best spots for staying local, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 150 largest cities across 36 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. The data ranges from movie and bowling costs to spas and wellness centers per capita to cost of house-cleaning services.
On June 23, Steelism will follow up their critically-acclaimed debut album 615 To Fame with ism, a ten-song collection that finds the band drawing inspiration from mid-century modern design, early Brian Eno productions and 70s film scores. The album will be released on their own imprint Intoxicating Sounds, distributed by Thirty Tigers. The record marks the first time the band brings featured vocalists into their instrumental canon, with guest appearences from Tristen, Ruby Amanfu, Andrew Combs and Jessie Baylin.
Consqeuence of Sound shared “Roulette,” the third song to be released from the forthcoming album, and called it “the soundtrack to a non-existent spy thriller set in the dusty West.”
The Ruby Shots Premiere EP, “This Dark Town”
The Ruby Shots are a New York based indie rock band consisting of Dylan Eshbaugh, Mia Bergstrom, Dan Yaiullo, and James Yaiullo. They are influenced by the melodies of 60’s pop, the tones of 80’s alternative, and the energy of Americana. They strive for echoing melodies that shimmer with layers of darker tones and dynamic drum beats.
Comedian Jeff Simmermon has created an oratory carnival on his upcoming debut album of comedic tales, And I Am Not Lying, due out June 9 via Comedy Dynamics. Topics on the album include his band with piano-playing chickens (Royal Quiet Deluxe), slaughtering kangaroos in the Australian outback, cancer, furious empathy on the New York subway, dinner with the Reverend Al Sharpton, dating following a surprise divorce and much more. This week, Metal Insider debuts “Vomit Fist”, Simmermon’s comedic telling of hosting the familial grindcore band at his UCB show in NYC.
Music is an unpredictable art form: sometimes the inspiration for a positive song can come from a negative place. “I was walking to the studio in the morning, thinking about what kind of song we should do that day,” singer Tomer Yosef recalls. “Then I noticed this lady, sitting in her car waiting for her daughter, staring at me. The little girl looked at her mom, and her mom was like, ‘Come inside the car! He’s approaching us!’
The Sea The Sea have shared a video cover of Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Keep It With Mine” via IMPOSE. The band explains that “it’s a song about searching, it’s a song about recognizing our interconnectedness, and for us, it’s a promise to carry those things with us wherever we go.” They’ll be kicking off their US tour this Saturday in Portland, ME.
Shaman’s Harvest To Release Red Hands Black Deeds Globally
Shaman’s Harvest and Mascot Records have announced the global release of Red Hands Black Deeds on July 28. Produced by Keith Armstrong, the new album premeditatively took on a more organic approach, utilizing vintage gear. Singer Nathan Hunt offers, “We used analog effects pedals and vintage amps. It was kind of like trying to find the melting point between Midwest and L.A. It still has the Shaman’s Harvest Midwest vibe to it, but it definitely has organic L.A. written all over it.” Guitarist Josh Hamler adds, “Goat toes are the new cowbells. We’d tell Keith we wanted a certain sound, and he’d pull stuff out that we never thought of, like the goat toes we used on “Blood Trophies” and “A Longer View” or sandpaper on ‘Scavengers’.” The band – singer Nathan Hunt, bassist Matt Fisher, rhythm guitarist Josh Hamler, lead guitarist Derrick Shipp, and drummer Adam Zemanek – simply didn’t want to use anything digital, and when a certain effect was needed they approached the process creatively, coming up with solutions to reach a realized vision. As Hamler shares, “We had been so stuck in our way of writing and recording, but Keith had a different, more interesting approach to coming up with that sound. He really helped us find a fresh new creative path.”
Chad B. Bares His Softer Side On “Shape of You” Remix
The Newark native best known for his dance and clubs hits, bares off his softer side on Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” remix. While the world paints the picture that “all men cheat”, Chad B. wants his lady to feel confident, knowing she has his love. Check out Chad B’s remix to “Shape of You” here.
The Away Day Share New Video For ‘ White Whale’
The video, shot on location during their last show in the UK shows the band at their most intimate. Shot mainly in Brighton and during their headline show at The Shacklewell Arms – the video gives a glimpse into the bands personality and their unique attitude as a touring indie band from Istanbul.
The Magpie Salute have released the video for ‘Omission’, the brand-new track to be taken from their self-titled debut album, which will be released on June 9th through Eagle Rock, Entertainment. The video, which sees the ten-piece performing their explosive album opener premiered on The Independent who describe the track as, “no-frills rock with some added ‘oomph.'”
Touch Sensitive returns with new single “Lay Down” + U.S. tour dates!
Acclaimed Australian producer Touch Sensitive debuts a new single, “Lay Down,” via Future Classic.
The song is his first official release since 2013’s cult hit “Pizza Guy.”
“I’ve always had a two or three year gap between releases, so why break the tradition now? Whenever I make something, I ask myself two questions: ‘Would I keep this in my iTunes?’ and ‘Would I show this to my friends?’ That’s really how I judge music,” Touch Sensitive explains.
Warhaus – the solo project of Balthazar’s Maarten Devoldere – announce a brand new track Love’s A Stranger out now on Play It Again Sam.
For the video Warhaus collaborated with Belgium film director and writer Wouter Bouvijn, who accompanied the band on a week long tour of France to gain background and B-roll footage. To the bands surprise the black and white video was cut from this on the road and live footage. Wouter Bouvijn clarified his vision to Maarten “Did you expect me to put you guys with unplugged guitars on a desert hill?”
KITTY QUEEN “RUMORE”
Kitty Queen, best known in the Italian hip hop scene as Regina, is a Rapper and Alternative Model. Thanks to her eclectic style, she has been appreciated by italian and internationa Media since her firt singles: “Riflettori Su Di Me” and “Come Ti Piace?” ( feat. Gora ).
Kitty Queen is a mix of explosion, sensuality and creative energy. In 2008 she signed with the label TRB Rec, which in 2012 published her first official album: “Benvenuti Nel Mio Regno”.
Her debut album has been really welcome by the national media, for her scratching and sensual “high heels rap”.
San Francisco’s Cool Ghouls have shared the video for their single “(If I Can’t Be) The Man”, which was featured on their 2016 album ‘Animal Races’. The band is currently on tour in the U.S. and have released a tour only cassette entitled ‘Gord’s Horse’. Dates for their shows are listed below. Keep your eye out for Cool Ghouls as the year goes on, the band plans to release new music soon!
Indie-emo artist VAGABONDS announces debut album
VAGABONDS—the musical project of DIY artist Luke Dean—has announced the release of its debut album, I Don’t Know What To Do Now, which is due out June 30 via Blood & Ink Records. Pre-orders are on sale now. Dean has released the LP’s lead single, “Paralysis,” along with an accompanying music video.
NEW SONG / NEW VIDEO / NEW ALBUMI am releasing the first Vagabonds full-length album, I Don't Know What To Do Now, on June 30 via Blood & Ink Records. (Pre-order link in the comments.) The first single, "Paralysis," can be found below with an accompanying music video. If there ever were a time to share my music, now would be the time. Thank you for sticking with me through hell and high water.
Posted by Vagabonds on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
A Giant Dog announce new album ‘Toy’
A Giant Dog announce new album Toy, out August 25 worldwide, share live favorite “Photograph”
On August 25, Austin’s punk rock heroes A Giant Dog are back with Toy! Along with an album trailer shared last night, the quintet now presents “Photograph,” a love song about lasting devotion and desire for one’s lover even as their body succumbs to the ravages of time. Aww… Check them both out below:
egomunk shares ‘Drones’
egomunk shares ?Drones?, from their forthcoming EP ?Part 1 Only? released in full early summer 2017, the first of a series of mini EP?s. This follows the release in 2014 of the acclaimed album ?Footsteps to Mars?.
The anonymous artist continues their musical journey remaining – completely nameless, to exist solely as a musical entity, a maker of music with no origin and no ego.
This track is a taster from the forthcoming EP and not an official single release. I have included links to the pretty amazing video Ego and his mate Matt Broughton have created, along with audio and free d/load link.
Just over a year ago, Ryan Beaver independently released his breakthrough album Rx to great acclaim. Today, CMT premiered a video for his most recent release, “You Were The Rain,” which premiered on the Amazon Music Original Playlist Love Me, which was one of two playlists (Love Me/Love Me Not) released for Valentine’s. The playlists are now available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Music—both Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music.
Made up of Andrew Braun and Laura Smith, Vancouver’s Rococode create hook-filled songs with lush synth textures and duet vocals, which fuse Braun’s exploratory tendencies with Smith’s razor-sharp pop sensibilities. Crafting the perfect blend of clashing personalities on their forthcoming Young Ones EP, out June 16 via Marquis Artists, Rococode is elated to share the sensuous video for “Is It Real” exclusively at EARMILK.
The Midwest welcomes its first major multi-genre Latin Music & Arts Festival – Los Dells Festival – to Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin on September 2 & 3, 2017. Including some of the biggest names from Latin America in rock, reggaeton, pop and norteño/regional. The festivals stellar lineup will be announced in early June and will feature art installations, carnival rides, and a vast culinary program, making it a must-attend cultural festival this summer and one of the biggest up-and-coming Latin Music Festivals nationwide. The festival is spearheaded by Damon Zumwalt, Founder and CEO of Contemporary Services Corporation, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Zumwalt is supported by an experienced group of hometown and national event producers; including some of the organizers behind the successful Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas.
Today, Vagabon has shared a music video for “Fear & Force.” NPR, who premiered the Zadie-directed video, say this of it: “The love it portrays is not interested in your labels; the world it creates is too expansive and realistic for that.”
RYAL (NYC alt-pop) shares hypnotizing new synth-driven single “Care of You”
RYAL is an alt-pop project based in New York City, comprised of singer/songwriter Jacque Ryal and the renowned NYC producer Aaron Nevezie, whose sound has already drawn comparisons to artists like Portishead, Prince, and Florence & The Machine. Their sound combines the soulfulness of Solange with the dream pop of The xx, making for a project that’s a unique, emotional artistic vision with a glittering, inclusive world view.
Geowulf Share New Video “Get You”
Geowulf return with Get You, a track that simply glistens & provides the perfect accompaniment for the Summer ahead. Expect to hear characteristic similar sun-drenched synths & infectious hook-lines that fans of the band would of already fallen in love with. Furthermore, they today release their Relapse EP via 37 Adventures which bundles their 3 singles before track’s new cut.
“‘Get You’ was one of the demos that really stood out and it was the first track that we completed together” explains Geowulf “We had such a great time working on Get You, that we decided to keep writing together, so really ‘Get You’ was the catalyst of Geowulf becoming a project.”
Surfer Blood Shares “Taking Care Of Eddy” Video
Surfer Blood has released the video for their single “Taking Care Of Eddy”. When talking about the video co-director Niko Guardia said, “The main idea with the Taking Care of Eddy video was to match the intense energy in parts of the song, juxtaposed with the pretty and soothing melodies. We wanted the world within music video to be full of strange pretty lights and ominous settings, yet our main characters are not deterred from roaming and squashing the creatures known as ‘Eddys’.”
Anomalie Releases New Single “Velours”
Nicolas Dupuis is a classically trained, highly versatile keyboardist and producer based in the beautiful city of Montreal. Music has been in his blood since an early age, leading to more than 17 years of experience studying classical and jazz piano performance. He also became the first person to be awarded the Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitain, Rotterdams Philharmonisch) excellence grant in 2012.
The track premiered on Atwood Magazine who said, “It’s a beautifully written and performed ode to lost love, Byrd’s voice stealing the show. His vocal’s full and calming effect captures the attention and hearts of listeners, feeling Byrd’s pain and immediately declaring his tone honest and true.”
ANNA OF THE NORTH “LOVERS”
‘Lovers’, the debut album from Anna Of The North, will see its worldwide release on Friday 8th September.
An album deeply rooted in heartbreak, it’s a subject that courses through the veins of all ten tracks – through the turmoil, the guilt and the tentative joy of finally letting yourself move on.
Denzel Curry + BADBADNOTGOOD vid
Denzel Curry and BADBADNOTGOOD teamed up a little while back for a re-imagining of Curry’s track “Ultimate” and now here’s a visual. Documented by David Wept & UnkleLuc the visual is as trippy as BBNGs instrumentals with Denzel remaining steadfast in his energetic delivery. Check it below.
Epoch Failure’s EP ‘Warrior’s Hymn’
How do you follow up a Bon Jovi-endorsed cover of “Livin On A Prayer” that cracked the Top 10 on Spotify’s Viral 50 USA chart, and a first single (“Champion”) that played live in-stadium during Super Bowls LI & 50? You do it with another track built on a similarly solid foundation of heart and grit. “Warrior’s Hymn” is the title track off the duo’s upcoming EP, and it’s another street anthem for the bold, the broken and the believers.
The Weight Of Silence Cover Big Boi’s (Outkast) “Shutterbugg”
Australian metalcore band The Weight Of Silence who just put out a music video for their new metal version, of Big Boi’s (Outkast) “Shutterbugg”. The band reminds of Attila, with their hip-hop inspired cover and their metalcore sound.
Today, Brooklyn-based punk rockers Freya Wilcox & The Howl unveiled their wild, NSFW video for single, “Skin.”
In a feature with Curve Magazine, Wilcox detailed, “It’s a graphic ode to the dynamic thrill and powerlessness of sex and love addiction (or as most people will find more digestible, ‘falling in love’), the filming of which included hours of real pain and getting stabbed in the ass with a switchblade (accidentally), while hanging half naked from a basement ceiling. Some will call it porn, I’ll call it performance art – it’s a lot less painful than the real deal regardless.
Malian musical duo and Grammy-award nominees Amadou & Mariam are set for the release of their Bofou Safou EP June 9 on Because Music. In addition to the title track, which Stereogum calls “the funk, the whole funk, and nothing but the funk” in premiering the song’s video, the EP includes the “Bofou Safou (Africaine 808 Remix)” which is premiering now via MixMag France.
Yesterday, eclectic alt-rock trio, Onionface, premiered new their new single on The Big Takeover, who noted, “Standout tracks…are so fraught with unpretentious singalong goodness, that one is shocked to hear it hasn’t been licensed as the soundtrack to some subversive comic book.”
Blending biting social commentary with tongue-in-cheek sarcasm, often choosing themselves and their generation as a whole as victims, their music is a sly grin and a wink, followed by a punch to the gut.
Twisted Pine releases self-titled debut on Signature Sounds- July 14
The phenomenal Boston song machine Twisted Pine delivers a cabinet of inventions with its self-titled summer of ’17 debut release from Signature Sounds Recordings. The all-original album showcases a new force in Americana: four versatile players and singers writing and improvising across forms in bluegrass, folk, funk, jam, and vintage radio pop. With festively unpredictable live shows, Twisted Pine follows Americana masters Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers on a genre-bending, limitless trajectory.
NYC-based, alt-rock singer-songwriter Talullah Ruff announces her debut, self-produced EP, What Is Honest, due out August 2017. The EP was self-recorded in various locations – Ruff’s apartment, her friends’ NYU dorm room, the studio at Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and Brooklyn DIY studio space, Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen. The EP was mastered by Grammy nominated Tom Waltz. Today, Talullah Ruff shares her first single and title track, “What Is Honest” via Ladygunn, who describes the track as an “alt-rock tribute to questioning everything including yourself.”
Today, Young Guv is back with a new track and music video “Traumatic” on Noisey. “Traumatic” is off Young Guv’s upcoming 7-inch out this Friday, June 2 on Slumberland Records.
Austin-based musician Eliot Lipp preps the release of Skywave; an album Lipp has been working on for the past several months. With influences from sci-fi soundtracks and 70s and 80s funk, he channels a collection of weird, high-definition, melodic beats. In these nine songs Lipp feels he “might have everything I want to say in one moment.” Recreating key musical moments in a current and relatable way was the goal in producing Skywave and giving himself permission to take some risks as well.
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). In advance of the record’s release, Revolver premieres the new song, “Stairway to Attic”, along with an in-depth interview with the band, saying, “Riley Hawk may be best known as a pro skater, but he also has a psychedelic rock band called Petyr that just finished laying down a heavy self-titled record. Hailing from San Diego, California, the group summons influences from some of their favorite local acts such as Earthless, Sacri Monti and Harsh Toke — mood-altering jam bands fully immersed in skate culture.”
Somewhere in the Wind — Kenny Chesney is known for his ability to kick back almost as hard as the 8-time Entertainer of the Year works. In that mode, he’s traveled the world, sailed the seas and drunk more than his share of frosty beverages in remote locations.
With Cosmic Hallelujah, Chesney captured that ethos with “Bar At The End of the World,” a sweeping mid-tempo song about the kind of laidback place where “the house drink is a beautiful thing called Make Me Disappear.” An artist who’s always sought to bring the fans along, the East Tennessean now seeks to pull real life into his song.
“I go to some very soulful, awesome places with my friends, where I make friends – and where, yes, I get to disappear,” Chesney marvels. “And knowing the No Shoes Nation, it always felt like I should take them along when I’m hanging out. So with ‘Bar At The End of the World’ on this album, it felt like the perfect excuse to do a series on No Shoes Radio, highlighting these incredible bars where people come together to kick back, hang out, laugh and love life.”
PREGNANT Debuts New Track & Video for ‘Wimp’
Daniel Trudeau and his band PREGNANT are back with their strongest album to date. Stitching together both vintage and original funk and soul samples into versatile pop song structures, the band weaves a completely unique tapestry of multi-layered textures and head-bobbing, dance-ready rhythms.
Sprinkled with Trudeau’s endearing and direct vocal delivery, PREGNANT has a fresh sound that conjures a mashup of all the albums you love, without sounding like any one of them.
Metallica’s New Album Certified Platinum
Metallica’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct album has been certified Platinum for selling upwards of a million albums. The band was recently presented with their plaques by Blackened Recordings executives at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. (See photo above)
The band also unleashed a live video for their current single “Now That We’re Dead” shot during the 2017 Hardwired World Tour, which can be viewed below.