J Bengoy Single “So Good (I Could Die)”
J Bengoy came together late in the summer of 2016 in Burlington, VT. They practiced quietly in a third-floor bedroom for a few months while bonding over a mutual love of seltzer. In early 2017, they moved operations to Burlington’s South End arts district, where they didn’t have to be so quiet.
Northern Transmissions has shared Ekurtis’ second single “Convince Me” off his upcoming EP entitled ‘Part I’. Prior to this single, Ekurtis released the single/video for his track “HumDrum”. ‘Part I’ will be followed by two more EP’s from Ekurtis slated to be released summer of 2017.
West Coast Newcomer Austin Eldred Teams Up with Problem for “Savage”
Austin Eldred began to capture the attention of the west coast when he recently released his single “Pretend” featuring RnB crooner Eric Bellinger.
Now he’s back with another banger and teamed up with West Coast’s very own Problem – and it’s a good problem to have! The track slaps and Problem’s vibe is definitely savage! Austin is quickly proving he is one to watch coming out of the west.
Alternative pop duo HEIRSOUND, formed by Alexa San Román & Dane Petersen have been strategically dropping each piece of LAYERS, a three-volume collection of EPs that progresses through deeper levels of emotions as the layers unravel into a story. Today, after thrilling fans with the music video release of “Proud” and corresponding EP, Layers Vol. I, the duo has shared a teaser off the second installment of Layers by partnering with IMPOSE Magazine for the official video premiere of “Lacuna.”
ALL TIME LOW DEBUT NEW SINGLE “GOOD TIMES”
Fueled By Ramen band All Time Low has debuted “Good Times,” the new single from their anticipated new LP LAST YOUNG RENEGADE. “Good Times,” is streaming now accompanied by an official lyric video on Fueled By Ramen’s official YouTube channel. LAST YOUNG RENEGADE arrives everywhere this Friday, June 2nd.
CHANTE’ MOORE RELEASES HER NEW MUSIC VIDEO
“I done messed around and found a real one!” Saluting the magic of real love is what this song is all about. Songwriter/producer/actress/singer extraordinaire Chante’ Moore was born to sing! In fact her name in French literally means “to sing.” With 6 albums under her belt, more than 20 charting singles and collaborations with musical royalty such as Prince, The Isley Brothers, R. Kelly and Babyface, Moore is a proven force to be reckoned with.
Michael Hix is a NYC based composer and musician originally from Tennessee. Prior to moving to NYC in 2011, Michael completed a Master of Theological Studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville; his music delves into some of these theoretical issues like the human condition and metaphysical dimension, incorporates synthesizers and electronics to build dynamic structures that evolve over time. His work also draws upon classical minimalism, sacred music, analog techno & house as well as popular music.
KID INK RELEASES NEW VISUAL FOR “NO STRINGS”
Kid Ink has sold over 6.5 million singles worldwide since his 2014 major label debut album, My Own Lane (Tha Alumni Music Group/88 Classic/RCA Records) entered at #1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, #2 on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #3 on both the Top 200 and Top Digital Albums charts, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album’s hit single “Show Me” is RIAA-certified double platinum in the US, gold in Australia and Canada. The single held the record for the most weeks at #1 on the Rap Airplay chart for 18 weeks and was the #1 airplay record at Rhythmic radio for 2014 making Ink the #2 airplay artist at that format behind Chris Brown. Ink’s follow-up single, “Main Chick,” is certified platinum and was the most added song at Urban Mainstream radio at the time of release. The videos for both aforementioned songs were viewed over 217 million times with “Show Me” garnering VEVO certified status crossing 179 million views.
Hear SassyBlack’s new single, “I’ll Wait For You”
In a glorious groove, SassyBlack has created her finest project to date. New Black Swing is Black’s step into maturity. Full of spacious synths, heavy bass and sweet R&B vocals, she’s tapped into her soul in a fresh fulfilling fashion.
Smooth, silky, jazzy, funk are some of the terms that come to mind with her approach to this record. Often venturing into extreme vulnerability, Sassy shares intimate sides of herself that have only been playfully touched on in past projects.
SHADOW OF DOUBT’s No Mercy Debut Streaming At IDIOTEQ
SHADOW OF DOUBT is a blue-collar powerhouse that is a major part of the new breed of Texas hardcore. Featuring former members of Bitter End, Hardside, and more, the band combines their love for crossover, hardcore, punk, and metal, with powerful and memorable riffs reminiscent of the classic NYHC sound, resulting in the perfect soundtrack for this modern age of quarrel. No Mercy combines crushing riffs in the vein of Cro-Mags and Leeway while maintaining a modern sound reminiscent of Mizery, Take Offense, and Beautiful Ones. The four-song EP was recorded in November 2016 by Phillip Odom (Ivy League) at Bad Wolf Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Power Trip, Nails).
Prism Tats Unveils “The Liar” Video
Los Angeles based Prism Tats (the project of South African transplant Garett van der Spek) quietly unveiled a brand new two-song single last week, featuring the fuzzed-out rocker “The Liar” and harmony-drenched B-side “Apples”.
Today we have the video for “The Liar” by acclaimed photographer Dan Monick – which is a surprisingly disturbing visual metaphor about the themes of the song.
SEETHER, (Shaun Morgan – vocals/guitar, Dale Stewart – bass/vocals, and John Humphrey – drums) one of hard rock’s most successful and enduring groups returned with their seventh full-length studio album, entitled Poison the Parish (Canine Riot / Fantasy) on May 12th, 2017, which debuted #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock albums chart, #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart, and #8 on Billboard’s Current albums chart selling more than 31,000 copies in its first week.
For the third consecutive week, lead single “Let You Down” is #1 at rock radio across the U.S., the 13th chart topper of the band’s illustrious career.
“Listen to it on your “preferred format” whether you found yourself in chilling in your house, getting high in your roommate’s Honda, or doing one-legged kettlebell deadlifts down at the gym.” – Tiny Mix Tapes
KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD REVEAL NEW VIDEO FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
Psychedelic septet King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have unleashed their final portal into their latest opus Murder of the Universe before its June 23 release. Out now is the music video for the 13 minute section of songs that comprises ‘Chapter 2: Lord of Lightning VS Balrog’. Even including a seizure warning at the beginning of the clip, watch it at your own risk HERE.
Pop Matters has shared Sleep Party People’s fourth single “Lingering Eyes”. The track follows three previously released singles, “The Sun Will Open Its Core”, “Fainting Spell” & “The Missing Steps”. Written, recorded, produced and performed entirely by Danish multi-instrumentalist Brian Batz, ‘Lingering’ – featuring collaborations with The Antlers’ Peter Silberman & Air vocalist Beth Hirsch – is Sleep Party People’s fourth studio album, and the first release since 2014’s ‘Floating’.
Today SANKOFA.org, the social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte, has released the official video to “Hanging Tree” – a visual collaboration with Grammy Award-Winning singer/songwriter Elijah Blake, via Kobalt Music Recordings. “Hanging Tree” will be featured on Sankofa.org’s forthcoming album, Broken Windows.
Alex Bent – “Vanilla Blue” Video
“I decided on the title “Vanilla Blue” several months before I started writing the song. It originally came to me as a description of my appearance, but after running the name by several friends I realized that those two words could be interpreted in many different ways. One friend interpreted the title to mean “a sweet kind of sadness” and it stuck with me. I started working on the song shortly thereafter and wrote it with that meaning in mind.” – Alex Bent
Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco Featured on Baywatch Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco now adds summer blockbuster to his resume. The reggae/dancehall artist known for his lyrical dexterity on Jamaican rhythms and also being a secret weapon on hip-hop collaborations makes his vocal presence heard in Baywatch. The Paramount Picture stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron, with a musical score by Christopher Lennertz.
A copyright infringement was filed just over a week ago naming Lil Yachty and collaborating artists, Migos, for their blockbuster hit, “Peek A Boo.”. The accusation is that the artists copied independent Memphis rapper’s hook and verse from a song entitled “Pikachue Peekaboo” that Memphis released last year.
“The infringement occurs at several places within the lnfringing Work – directly lifting both the Original Work’s verse and hook (masked by a lyric and tempo change) – without permission.” the document states.
On June 9, the British-born, Paris-based artist ALA.NI will release her debut album You & I through Missing Piece Records. Today, the album premiered in its entirety via NPR Music’s First Listen series. Bob Boilen stated, “You won’t hear another record that sounds like this one this year, or dare I say this decade.”
Los Angeles duo, Livingmore are ready to emerge from their cocoon with their debut record, Ok To Land. Taking cues from acts like Rilo Kiley, Mitski and Jenny Lewis, and adding their own eccentric and optimistic touch, the indie two-piece have channeled the ultimate feel good album, Ok To Land, just in time for summer.
She Keeps Bees Share “Head Of Steak”
“Head of Steak confronts the anxiety and anger I feel over climate change denial and my empathy for future generations left to deal with preventable catastrophes. The lyrics are explicit, which is fitting because I find the current administration to be completely vulgar.”
Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY will release their new album, Die On My Ride, tomorrow, June 2 via M-Theory Audio. In celebration of tomorrow’s release, the band is streaming the entire album now in partnership with Noisey. Listen and read about the inspirations behind the album here.
Bad Royale Releases New Single “All I Can Do”
Straight off the back of their massive collaboration with Major Lazer, Caribbean Bass Music favorites Bad Royale have teamed up with Silver for their latest single “All I Can Do,” out now via Polydor Records, written by Jamie Hartman who penned Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s global smash “Human.”
Multi-Platinum rap star and budding fashion influencer, YG, expands his portfolio yet again with the release of his 4 Hunnid Clothing Spring/Summer ’17 Collection. S/S ’17 is an extended continuation of YG’s Spring I Collection, a line that features a mixture of caps, sweatshirts, hoodies and embroidered tees – all designed in the style of YG’s edgy, Compton streetwear inspired aesthetic.
TAYLER BUONO RELEASES COVER OF DRAKE’S “PASSIONFRUIT”
23 year old Tayler was born and raised in Orlando, FL and currently resides in Los Angeles. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Tayler lived in Nashville, TN to sharpen her songwriting skills. In 2014, Tayler was the winner of the Recording Academy’s Florida GRAMMY® showcase, where she was chosen as a finalist from Florida and Puerto Rico entrants to compete for the ultimate artist development prize package. Following her win, Tayler performed on the “Grammy® Festival At Sea: Women Who Rock” cruise that featured emerging and established artists including legends such as Heart, Indigo Girls as well as Skylar Grey and Estelle.
On August 11th, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Suzanne Santo will release her solo debut album Ruby Red. Best known as one-half of the Americana duo HONEYHONEY, Santo steps out on her own for the first time and, more than 10 years into an acclaimed career, turns a new corner. Today, she released lead single “Ghost In My Bed,” premiered by Rolling Stone who stated “‘Ghost in my Bed’ barrels forward at highway speed, folding mandolin, fiddle and keyboards into a nocturnal track about waging war with – and, ultimately, losing ground to – one’s darker side.”
Soulwax Share Video For “Do You Want To Get Into Trouble?”
Today Soulwax are thrilled to share the video for their track “Do You Want To Get Into Trouble?”, taken from their recently-released album FROM DEEWEE, their first proper studio album in over a decade. The video, filmed in Paris, was directed by Thomas Subreville from III-Studio and stars French actor Phénix Brossard (Departure, The Edge).
Just ahead of the June 16th release of her forthcoming sophomore album Melodrama, GRAMMY-winning artist LORDE adds new single “Perfect Places” to her already impressive roster. The euphoric track sets the stage for a lively and carefree summer with an anthem for those young at heart. “Perfect Places” is available now.
Lorde will headline marquee festivals across the globe this year including anticipated performances at Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Life Is Beautiful, and more.
June 23rd marks the official unveiling of Invasion, the captivating new full-length from IIVII. An enigmatic, intergalactic solo project conjured by visual artist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Josh Graham. The follow-up to 2015’s critically-lauded Colony debut was captured entirely by Graham and centers itself on an invading species of alien origin. Focusing on sonically engulfing and moody soundscapes, layered with a science-fiction edge, IIVII (pronounced “ivy”) transcends genre confines exploring elements of drone, classical, ambient, electronica, and vaporwave. As a founding member of Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, and A Storm Of Light, IIVII has allowed Graham to strip away the bombast and distorted guitars, and channel the intensity and dread through subtle orchestration and manipulation of dense sonic atmospheres.
Soaked Premieres Video, “Julia” via THE DELI AUSTIN
Spitting out tides of dreamy hits, delivered with a sensationally mouth-watering and energetic live performance, it’s a guarantee you’ll leave the spot SOAKED when these glazed east side Austin slackers take the stage!
The track premiered on The Wild Honey Pie who said, “The heartbreaking track delivers in spades and is an excellent introduction to this young talent who holds the promise of creating much more lovely music for those of us who dig modern indie but also appreciate the sounds of yesteryear.”
Respected as a Godfather-like figure in the streets of Baton Rouge, Mista Cain specializes in honest, slick, Southern-fried rap music. Locking into the snare drums with a metronomic flow, Mista Cain explains on “Strangers” why he doesn’t need new friends: “Every mornin’ I’m up early homie, every hour count/I do this for all my patnas selling every powdered ounce/in prison in the system where it’s easy to get lost/n*gga fuck your dead homie if you see me first, get off.” Joined for an excellent first verse and a shared hook from Nashville Step Brother Starlito, Mista Cain explains that he rap game is a hustle–a vehicle to make a good living rather than a one-way ticket to fame. Premiered by XXL, the “Strangers” video depicts a robbery gone wrong, as Cain and Lito mob in a warehouse with large automatic weapons. With an excellent, minimalist instrumental from New Orleans rapper/producer Mouse On Tha Track that evokes the iconic beat from Young Dro’s “Shoulder Lean,” “Strangers” is a highlight from Tha Verdict, Mista Cain’s recent album that chronicles his arrest, trial, and acquittal for homicide.
ARCADE FIRE: “EVERYTHING NOW”
Having performed the song live for the first time at a surprise show in Barcelona, Arcade Fire has now released “Everything Now,” the title track from the band’s fifth album due out July 28th.
The new album is Arcade Fire’s first release under its new partnership with the global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony Corporation.
Today, the band’s powerful video for “Definition” filmed on the road, premiered via the Big Takeover, who say of the track, “Grinding guitar burn, a running low-end bass line, and kinetic tempo of emphatic drum strikes and cymbal agitation whirl around March’s passionate, but cool-tone exclamations backed at times by No’s lower vocal register.”
Ms. White is a NYC-based jazz-pop artist documenting her medical transition through music. Her debut EP “Jade” is a critique of the male-centric music industry and a fierce declaration of womanhood. “Full Grown” is the debut single from this upcoming release. Originally one half of electronic-pop duo Governors, Ms. White embarked on her solo project beginning in early 2015 with her producer and friend Theodore. Her creative process with Jade was inextricably linked to her gender identity and vice versa and she hopes to pave a path for more trans visibility in the music industry. Jade was named after Amy Jade Winehouse, Ms. White’s biggest musical influence and the title track is an homage to the late singer.
10th of Seas, David Barbe’s third solo album, and first new album in seven years, will be released on August 18, 2017 on Orange Twin Records. Barbe has been referred to as having the most widespread influence of any single person in the Athens, GA music scene due to his involvement with so many different artists and projects over the years, from his start playing with noise damaged groups like Mercyland, Bar-B-Q Killers, and Buzz Hungry in the 1980s and ’90’s; to his stint as bassist in Sugar (Bob Mould’s legendary post-Husker Du band), with whom he toured the globe many times and released three classic records; to his work as an engineer/producer on hundreds of albums, including those by Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers, The Glands, Son Volt, New Madrid, Bettye LaVette, Harvey Milk and Muuy Biien. Many of these were recorded at his Athens based Chase Park Transduction studio. The album’s first track, “Portuguese Door,” got its premiere yesterday on Consequence of Sound.