Neon Mountain is a Psychedelic Art Pop/Dream Rock band based out of the Baton Rouge/New Orleans, LA area. Formed originally in 2012, years of experimental songwriting and abstract sound design led to their colorful and majestically chaotic debut album, “Escape (The Factory)” in 2015. Currently working on their sophomore album, “Silver Tree Island” is their first single to be released.
Re-TROS Premieres “At Mosp Here”
Today, Re-TROS unveils “At Mosp Here” the second single off their sophomore album ‘Before The Applause,’ set to come out September 22nd via Modern Sky USA. When composing “At Mosp Here,” the band ventured for the first time outside of the post punk/new wave sound they had been honing for 10 years. The song spearheaded the new musical direction on ‘Before The Applause,’ which sees the band explore electronic soundscapes and entrancing loops.
Critically applauded international sensation JP Cooper will release his full-length debut, Raised Under Grey Skies [Republic Records], on September 22, 2017. Following up his Passport Home EP, the digital pre-order is live now, unlocking instant grat downloads of the buzzing hits “September Song,” “Passport Home,” and latest single “The Only Reason.”
Montreal’s Doldrums share new single “Machine Boi”
Today Montreal’s Doldrums shared “Machine Boi,” a new single from the forthcoming album, Esc, out June 30th (Bande Dessinée). The song follows the recent video for “Heater” (viaThe FADER) and is “another forward step from a composer who thrives on progression,” says CLASH, adding “it acts as the Venn diagram between noise and pop, between children’s fiction and adult ennui.”
Omaha, NE’s Twinsmith today premiered new song “Boji” – the second released off their forthcoming album Stay Cool – via GoldFlakePaint. Described as being “Led by a soft breeze of instrumentation that seemingly hangs in the air like a blanket of summer, the track is a gorgeous deviation from the day…”
Wolf on Wall Street Turned Singer-Songwriter New Single
Sending you the new single “Perfectly Aligned” from singer-songwriter Matt Koelsch, which was just released today via Paste. Featuring catchy vocals and upbeat, dance-worthy melodies, it’s the ultimate summer anthem.
‘Fresh’ by B.Bandz
TST Legacy drops the anticipated new hit video “Fresh” by up-and-coming Hip Hop artist, B.Bandz into the market today. Recently signed with Russell Simmons label, All Def Digital, B.Bandz is the new royalty of hip hop music being dubbed as the “Fresh Prince” of his era. Coming off the heels of Jermaine Dupress “The Rap Game Tour” and finishing a mixtape with Nia’k, B.Bandz is now ready to take his talent and music to the next level with the release of “Fresh” which can be downloaded and heard on ITunes, Spotify and Sound Cloud.
Susanne Sundfør Shares New Track “Undercover”
Acclaimed Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer Susanne Sundfør is pleased to announce that she will release her highly-anticipated new album Music For People In Trouble on August, 25th, 2017, through Bella Union. Alongside this announcement she has shared the first track from the album, titled “Undercover”.
JAW BONES New Video
Jaw Bones, one of the most rapidly rising bands of heavy-rock music in Greece, launch new cooperation and state full sail “present” in music with brand new promising suggestions. The heavy-rock band from Thessaloniki proudly presents its new record label Sliptrick Records, a debut album and its first music video under the management of Access in Music.
Jaw Bones launch this cooperation by releasing worldwide their highly anticipated debut album «Wrongs on a Right Turn» on 30th of May 2017. It is the band’s first full record, proceeding a series of successful live performances next to bands like Clutch (USA), Monster Magnet (USA), Therapy (Ireland) and the Greek Nightstalker, Planet of Zeus, 1000Mods among others.
Gogol Bordello announce new album ‘Seekers and Finders’
Renowned gypsy punk band GOGOL BORDELLO announce their new album, the seventh in their wide-ranging oeuvre which comes out August 25th , 2017 via Cooking Vinyl.
“Seekers and Finders is just a very magical and playful record for us”, says frontman Eugene Hütz. “It just feels quite complete in capturing the Gogol familia transcontinental lifestyle, every side of it… the Good, The Bad, and the Snugly.”
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.”
Dom Joly Stars In New ‘Pop Crisis’ Video
Christian Hardy: “I wanted to make a video about the brittleness of modern men under all that bravado and bluster, and I thought Dom could do that really well.’I sent him the song, then we met up for a ginger beer and had a very frank chat about anxiety and panic attacks”
Dom Joly: “When I heard the song I kind of instantly felt it was about the mask we all wear in public. I was going to do something really clever to highlight this but in the end just painted my face white and looked sad”
On June 9th, Night Slugs are set to release ‘Salvage 2017 — a new four-track EP by the label head, London-based DJ and producer Bok Bok.
This is Bok’s most directly grime-informed material since 2011’s ‘Southside’ and ‘Silo Pass’, following 2016’s ‘Unlimited’ collaboration with Sweyn J and scene legend, Flirta D.
EMOJII & NICKI GEE SHARE THEIR NEW COLLAB
As the video of Emojii’s single Can’t Stop Falling reached over 50,000 plays, he now teamed up with Nicki Gee for a new uplifting dance song in true Emojii style: ‘WITH YOU.’
Nicki Gee and Emojii originally met in college where he was a fan the music she did and always kept in touch. When Emojii recently wrote a new song, he felt it would be a perfect fit for her. She loved it, and not much later they met in the studio to record it.
Today, Jon Bellion announced the third leg of The Human Condition Tour. The New York-based singer, songwriter, musician and producer will kick off the North American headline run on September 8 at the Skyline Stage at the Mann in Philadelphia, PA. It will include shows at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA (September 27), 1ST BANK Center in Broomfield, CO (October 10) and the Egyptian Room in Indianapolis, IN (October 20 and 21). Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 9.
Holy Wars share new video for “I Can’t Feel A Thing”
Holy Wars’ dark-pop sound falls somewhere between Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Crystal Castles – it’s heavy and melodic, mathematically precise but still plaintive and emotional. Leon’s art has always been inspired by the spectre of death and the occult, 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. After taking time off to properly grieve, 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.
Charlotte OC debuts the video for her new single “Shell” today on Vevo. Directed by Vicky Lawton, V Magazine premiered the video and declares, “Charlotte OC proves that her talent is limitless. The U.K. artist screams, dances and cries her way around a big studio space acting out the various emotions that are printed throughout. The purpose is to prove that women are far more complex than they’re made out to be- and that strength and weakness are not mutually exclusive traits, nor do they solely define a person.” Says Charlotte OC, “The video represents how as women, we often get reduced to just load of basic stereotypes aiming to simplify aspects of our personalities. We are treated as though we are either “angry” or “flirty” almost like we become a cartoon of what a woman is – or a kind of shell of who we are.
They teamed up with Impose Magazine to premiere their latest single “Habitual Ritual” off of their impending LP Dream Dream, due for release July 7th.
RAP GAME STAR NIA KAY TAPPED FOR CHATTY TALLY’S NEW VISUAL TO “BARZ”
Chatty Tally released her debut music video “Havin Fun” in June 2014. She has since released the singles and videos for “Dreams” and “Let’s Party” featuring The MeMonsters aka her brothers and sister. She has performed live at a number of festivals and events and even released her first of her own web series ,“The Chatty Tally Show” in August 2015. She is not just an entertainer, though, she is also a brand with 10% ownership in MeMonster TV, LLC. Tally has been releasing “The MeMonsters Learning Adventures” books, cartoon series and app for mobile devices since 2015. She’s also launched kids products that include back packs, watches, headphones and MeMonster Clothes. Education is so important to Tally that she that she is not just an honor roll student but helps mentor kids with disabilities. Tally was recognized by “The 8 Equality Film Festival” in Oakland, December 2014 for her role as a cancer patient in the web series “SomedaySHE”. 2017 saw the release of Tally’s very own film, “Switch.” The film can be seen on YouTube and MeMonsterTV.com
Behold The Brave has announced that their debut full length album will be dropping on July 7th. In celebration, the band will hit the road for an extensive tour. Tour stops include Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, several Texas dates, and another leg of the tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
Moderate Rebels share the ruthless post-psych-punk of ‘Liberate’
Pulsing with all the energy of Moderate Rebels’ mesmeric live shows, ‘Liberate’ sets in motion a contagious riff that surges forwards while tributaries of guitar flow over, under and through pounding motorik rhythms and a precise, gloriously aloof, vocal. “What’s intriguing about the word ‘Liberate’ is how flexible it is,” say Moderate Rebels, a band striving to achieve their own version of liberation through this intoxicating new release.
GRAMMY® Award winners, Cage The Elephant will release Unpeeled, their unplugged live album worldwide this summer via RCA Records. The album was recorded over a series of rare acoustic shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville. Unpeeled features eighteen curated songs from their past four albums as well as three interpretations of existing songs, performed live and stripped down and in some cases with a string quartet and a choir accompaniment. Said guitarist Brad Shultz about the inspiration behind the album: “We connected with the songs in a way we hadn’t before. It was really all about the balance of the intimacy and the delicacy of how we approach playing these songs live acoustically and with strings as we hadn’t done before. We were very transparent, and we found the more honest you can be with yourself, the more honest you can be with everyone else.”
Soulful Sister Duo Share Alternative Dance Single “Wandering”
From Africa to Canada to California. That’s the ambitious path Hanifa and Juliet of synth pop-soul sister duo Najuahtraveled for the sole purpose of penning “Wandering,”their feel-good summer kickstarter single that pays tribute to the magic of life’s journey. The infectiously upbeat “Wandering” is Najuah’s latest attempt to share the melodies that connect the African natives to their ancestors from Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Inspired by their intense love of family, faith, and exploration, Najuah’s debut album Desert Moon blends the powerful pair’s classical vocal training with their knack for creating soulful ear candy.
NY’s Diet Cig have today shared the video for “Barf Day,” a single off their debut album Swear I’m Good At This. “Barf Day” premiered via Noisey alongside a feature on the band. Of the video they say, “Watch as The World’s Most Energetic Band™ turns a bummer birthday into a full-on ice cream bash in their video for “Barf Day” with just a few frozen treats and some minor auto theft. The song is off the band’s debut LP, Swear I’m Good at This, one of the most refreshingly fun albums of the year.”
Ruby Fray Is Hitting The Road
Based out of Chicago, Illinois, singer and song crafter Emily Beanblossom took on the name Ruby Fray in 2011 as a moniker for her solo work apart from her other collaborative endeavors.
Beanblossom was active in the Olympia scene in bands like Georgy, Legs the Crab, Karczol, and others, but was best known as the frontwoman for the raucous noise rock band Christmas.
Forever celebrating the cultures of DJing and producing, Fool’s Gold, TMWRK, THUMP and Noisey (VICE’s music channels) have teamed up to present Goldie Awards: a brand new DJ and beat-making competition designed to reflect the genreless, borderless, and limitless nature of music today.
A-Trak is known as a cultural curator, influential electronic and hip-hop producer, and founder of Fool’s Gold Records – but first and foremost, he’s a DJ hero whose mastery of turntablism is unparalleled. In fact, the #RealDJing advocate originally earned his rep by winning a record-breaking five World DJ Championships. Perhaps more than anyone, A-Trak is keenly aware of the growth that DJing and producing underwent over time. With Goldie Awards, A-Trak introduces a modern take on the competitions that gave him his start.
Amanda Markley Releases “Ways to Go” ft. Will Pugh of Cartel
Just over a year following the release of her self-titled EP, Seattle folk/pop songwriter Amanda Markley has re-emerged with a spine-tingling new single. After recording in Nashville with Cartel frontman and producer Will Pugh, Markley has released “Ways to Go,” a duet that features Pugh himself on the track. Catch the exclusive premiere at Substream Magazine today. The song is a bittersweet melody about the ups and downs in relationships, and the journeys we take to grow together. Amanda Markley stated the following about the track:
“Recording ‘Ways to Go’ was an amazing experience because it was the first time I got to work with Will Pugh from Cartel. Not only did he produce the song, but he also sings on it as a duet. The song has a good message because it’s about getting through the ups and downs of a relationship and how life is always a journey.” – Amanda Markley
Molly House Records is the latest expansion of Bay Area nightlife curators Kelly Lovemonster and davOmakesbeats. After four plus years of cultivating queer culture thru their events Swagger Like Us, they are ready to bring their club experience directly to your earbuds. Swagger Like Us has become an institution for Bay Area residents. The vibe of the parties themselves feel like family, high energy and refreshing- however the esthetic is fashion forward, sleek and cool, and on the pulse with underground queer club circles, reflected in their guest talent, resident DJs, and hosts.
Maryland-based progressive/technical death metal outfit EXIST will release their label debut, So True, So Bound, worldwide this coming Friday, June 9, 2017 via Prosthetic Records. In celebration of this week’s release, EXIST is giving fans a chance to preview their entire record a few days early! Stream the new album in its entirety and read an in-depth interview now via Decibel Magazine.
The Front Bottoms have shared a new track, “Get Numb,” which is available now on their official Bandcamp page. “Get Numb” is available as a name-your-own-price download along with a limited edition t-shirt. Over the next two weeks, all proceeds after costs from the download and exclusive shirt will be donated to Make The Road New Jersey, an organization building the power of immigrant and working class communities in New Jersey to achieve dignity and justice through community organizing, legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation.
Singer-songwriter Neil Holyoak has been a student of anthropology, a small-time sheet metal salesman, nihilistic futurist, amateur rifleman, left-handed socialist, soft alcoholic and prison warden of his own soul. Today on CLRVYNT, Holy Oak shares the third track “Dead Time” off his upcoming album.
BARDSPEC: Otherworldly Project Featuring Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson Undrapes “Bone”
Hydrogen, the forthcoming debut from BARDSPEC, an experimental side project featuring Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin, is nearly two weeks away.
BARDSPEC offers up a stunning fusion of stirring, hallucinatory synth-sounds, mercurial guitar effects and hypnotic rhythms that navigate illusory landscapes. Field recordings and other found-sounds also drift and evaporate into the ether. Working intuitively with these elements and with sharpened senses, attuned to inner impulses, this is immersive music, that can exist anywhere, and anytime within the minds of the listener.
Today, June 6th, 2017, Beta Days release contemplative new single, “Agendas”, from the upcoming debut album, S.T.T. Currently premiering on The Wild Honey Pie, the track has a dreamlike mood that touches on themes of deciding one’s priorities and motivations. The tone is thoughtful as if the band is deciding the track’s own “agenda.”
“This song is about trying to hold onto someone or something that isn’t good for you, for whatever reason, but being afraid to let go so you just keep coming back to it,” singer and songwriter Lindsey Luff explains, discussing the themes of both her song “Remind Me” and its new video. “The idea of wanting to be reminded of how good someone or something was even if it’s over, out of reach or the other party is pulling away and not interested anymore.”
Priest Releases ‘The Cross’ Video
Priest releases thier new dogma-styled video for their song The Cross. The bands obvlous fascination by cult-classic this time pays homage to, and get its influences from, among other the classic Von Trier tv-series “Riget”. The video however holds a mystery of it´s own.
KHOST’s Governance continues the band’s immersion in themes of detachment and dissonance, written and recorded during the Winter of 2016-17, a time of great unease and sickness for the band which nearly resulted in the death of one member. A hinterland of low resolution transmissions interspersed with broad concrete columns of distortion that loom suddenly from the dim landscape which devastates the listener with nearly fifty minutes of entrancing yet hazardous tectonic doom-laced revulsion, Governance was produced and mixed by KHOST, and mastered by Martin Bowes at Cage Studio. The album features a guest spoken word passage from Oxbow’s Eugene Robinson on the track “Cloudbank Mausoleum,” and guest cello by Jo Quail on “Defraction,” and closes with a remix of the track “Coven” by Tel Aviv artist Adrian Stainburner.
Sonny Fodera Releases “Always Gonna Be” Music Video
Taken from Sonny Fodera’s UK dance top 5 album Frequently Flying released late in 2016, “Always Gonna Be” now finally has its own release along with a new music video and remixes from Mat.Joe and Low Steppa. The track has become one of the most requested when Sonny plays out, with fans singing Alex Mills’ soulful chorus back at him at his gigs around the globe. This is the first chance to sample forthcoming album Frequently Flying (Deluxe Edition) which will include many more extended mixes and exclusives, giving this stunning album a new lease of life.
Imaad Wasif shares Austin Lynch-directed video for “Carry The Scar,”
From the opening chords of the intro “Way Inside,” with its Morricone/Rosemary’s Baby shadow, it becomes apparent that Wasif is chasing a ghost. “Follow into wind/Follow me the way we took/Follow me higher…” Wasif’s new album is an off the cuff abandonment of processes, both in writing and recording. A choice to forgo modern technology, screens and infinite tweaking in favor of basic recording equipment and live takes. Dzi was recorded on a Tascam Cassette 8 track in a conscious decision to tap back into the primitive thrill, the spontaneous energy, the subconscious stream and entanglement in the mysteries that first drew him in to music.
Caitlin Eadie “Lesson Learned” Video
To celebrate the release of the album, Caitlin has shows confirmed at the Dresden in Los Angeles for July 17th, and an intimate listening party scheduled for July 14th at a secret location.
Rad Horror’s “Sad Boy”
Dylan Jackson Scott, Halsey’s co-writer and producer for Badlands, had it all. After touring with the likes of The 1975, Weezer, and The Kooks in his former band, Dylan went home to Jersey to be with his fiancé of 7 years in their new house. That is, until she decided to up and leave with another guy to Philly. His pain and sadness over losing this important person in his life, along with struggling with extreme panic disorder and agoraphobia, resulted in the music that is now Rad Horror. The new single, “Sad Boy” centers on feeling lonely and still missing an ex, even as you work to move on and meet someone new. Nylon premiered the track today, stating that “Rad Horror is one of the few [bands] that has mastered the art of transforming pain into beautiful music.” Scott collaborated with Brazilian influencer Karla Queiroz to create the Andy Warhol-inspired screen test for the audio release. The track will be live on Spotify and iTunes this Friday, June 9th.
Konshens on Bacardi USA “Break Free” Ad Produced by Major Lazer
Konshens continues to dominate as dancehall’s leading force crossing over into the mainstream in the past year. The Jamaican star’s voice shines bright on Bacardi’s latest “Break Free” commercial, airing across the nation. The track “Front of the Line” (also featuring vocals from Trinidadian soca artist Machel Montano) is by heavyweight producers Major Lazer, who have collaborated with the spirits brand for “The Sound Of Rum” campaign.
The Filharmonic: New Original Song “Dance Wit Me”
What started as friendly encounters at college singing competitions soon turned into the formation of a talented group with a shared love for music and cultural-fulfilled connections. The Filipino-American group was brought into recognition when they won NBC’s “The Sing-Off”, which launched them on a national tour, performing alongside Linkin Park, Black Eyed Peas and Pentatonix. They are most well-known for their performance in Universal’s hit-movie, PITCH PERFECT 2. They can also recently be seen opening for Fifth Harmony and singing on TV alongside James Corden, Neil Patrick Harris and Shawn Mendes on The Late Late Show for CBS.
Today, NYC-based, guitar-driven singer and songwriter, Katie Buchanan, exclusively streams her sophomore album, Who We Are When We’re Standing, on Impose Magazine. The LP is due out Friday, June 9, 2017. The record is written and produced by Buchanan, mixed by Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, Wet, Emmy the Great) and mastered by Heba Kadry (Neon Indian, The Sea and Cake, The Mars Volta, Trust).
“Knowing that variety is the spice of life and that electronic music can be as fickle as anything else, Pennington decided to push his own boundaries on his current effort, the four song Endorphins EP.” – Huffington Post
The Secret Sisters are set to release their anticipated New West Records debut, You Don’t Own Me Anymore, this Friday, June 9th, 2017. The 12-song set was produced by Brandi Carlile & her collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth, and is Laura and Lydia Rogers’ first new record in over three years. Along with a feature with the sisters and Carlile, Rolling Stone Country is premiering the album they call “defiant” in full today and can be heard.
American Opera Streaming Title Track Off Upcoming Debut Full-Length
American Opera, the creation of NYC singer-songwriter John Bee, will release the debut full-length album “Small Victories” on June 30.
The title track is premiering today on Idobi Radio. Stream “Small Victories” here: