Loci Records’ Frameworks Shares First Single From KINGS Album
Renowned British instrumental artist Frameworks, part of Emancipator’s Loci Records, is back with his newest single, “Titles”. The tune is just a taste of what’s to come with the full ambient tracklist of KINGS, his most recent music venture to be released in its entirety later this summer.
The Buttertones’ Gravedigging is more a movie waiting to happen than an album—or a soundtrack just waiting to inspire a movie, with scene after scene of action, tension and release set to a sound that takes everything good and true about American music before the Beatles prettied it up (surf, sweet soul, the boss saxophone-overdrive garage of the Northwest wailers like the Sonics) and matches it to punk energy, post-punk precision and the kind of personality that blows the circuit-breakers at a backyard party. (Which actually happened, of course.) They’ve even got casting suggestions if anyone wants to start filming—like Willem DeFoe, Winona Ryder, Lucy Liu, and Tommy Wiseau in as many roles as possible. Says guitarist Dakota Boettcher: “We all love movies so much. When you listen to a soundtrack, it has peaks and it has lows, but it’s a whole journey. That’s what we want to do. We want you to go on a journey.”
FAIRCHILD Stream Album Title Track ‘So Long And Thank You’
Gold Coast six-piece FAIRCHILD are proud to announce the release of their new single and title track of their upcoming debut album, ‘So Long and Thank You’, produced and mixed by Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice). FAIRCHILD recently returned from a two-year stay in Manchester, UK, where they focused on performing, touring and finishing their record. Now they are home and ready to share their highs, lows and collective experience of what it means to make music with your friends.
Austin-based singer/songwriter/producer Mobley is known for his boundary-pushing “post-genre pop” and is proud to present the powerful video for “Tell Me”, which debuted at Billboard.
Kim Boekbinder’s “Call Your Senator” Video
Motived by the potential that millions of Americans might lose their healthcare to an ill-planned GOP deathcare bill, Kim Boekbinder decided to make a new song-video to inspire people to CALL THEIR SENATORS!
Kim has spent the last few years compelling audiences the world over with hypnotic video installations that complement her music, using looping, throbbing, layered soundscapes to craft a live show that was described by the peerless Peaches as “intense!”
The Clientele return with new studio album
Music for the Age of Miracles features cover art by renowned British artist Carel Weight. Over in the Merge store, the album is available on CD and standard black vinyl, as well as a deluxe edition on blue swirl vinyl that is paired with the new “All Alone” b/w “Lyra in August” 7-inch. All three options can be pre-ordered and bundled with an exclusive t-shirt.
Tyler Colt – “Take Me Home Tonight”
Tyler Colt is a young Rock Pop singer/songwriter with a musical background in guitar, bass, and drums. This multi-faceted experience, all before finishing high school, brings a unique view to his music. While he has acted in movies, TV, commercials, and music videos, his passion is music.
Tyler was five when he began taking guitar lessons from various teachers, until he began teaching himself. Once he met Monty Pittman, guitarist for Madonna and Ministry. Pittman reignited Tyler’s passion for guitar through The School of Rock South Bay.
VERA BLUE ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM ‘PERENNIAL’ OUT JULY 21
Unstoppable singer-songwriter Vera Blue will release her debut album, Perennial, on Friday, July 21 [Capitol Records/Deep Well Records]. Preorder will be available Friday, June 23. Today she also shares the new video for her current single “Mended”.
Relix explains that “the band described the inspiration of the song, citing the great influence of Bob Marley. They particularly noted that ‘Jah’ is the Rasta word for God and ‘Jah Works’ is the Rasta term for ‘God is good’ or ‘God is working,’ which led to this song title. ‘For our song ‘Jah Werx,’ we took this phrase and reinterpreted it in terms of our own reality and understanding of the universe.’”
STONE SOUR SHARE NEW SONG “MERCY”
Breakthrough rock act Stone Sour has shared a fourth new track off their highly anticipated LP, HYDROGRAD. Today the band unveiled a live video for “Mercy,” which they performed and recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA. The performance of “Mercy” is streaming now on Stone Sour’s official YouTube channel.
About: After forming in college in 2007, LA-based Francisco the Man have been playing the kind of indie rock music made for the purist set. You won’t find much other than two guitars, bass, drums, maybe a keyboard, but their frenetic energy lends a distinct touch to an otherwise familiar sound. After the release of the their 2014 Fat Possum debut Loose Ends, which received plaudits from Pitchfork, Stereogum and others, the pressure to sell records amid an industry-wide shift to streaming services eventually found the band without a label. Three years later Francisco the Man have returned with something new. Recorded over a period of a year and a half, the new record, Bodies in the Sun, finds the band thriving without the pressures of the debut, no costs, no recoups, just fun. Bodies in the Sun will be out summer 2017.
Public Service Broadcasting Share “They Gave Me A Lamp”
Taking inspiration from the title of the track and concept of their new record, Public Service Broadcasting’s new video for They Gave Me A Lamp reflects on the history of coal mining communities in the UK. The clip was shot in a retired mine, using archive footage of the communities that were built around the site.
Speaking about the video, directors Brain Wash explain: “The camera acts as a wandering spirit floating through darkness and light, as we capture a solemn but powerful performance building to a triumphant, hopeful crescendo”.
Recorded primarily by Dylan Nowik in his apartment in Queens, NY between late 2015 and mid-2016. Psychedelic Rock, with bombastic sections coupled with quieter, dreamier passages. Self-described as “Jive Daydream.”
They just teamed up with Impose Magazine to premiere their new LP Indifferent World, released June 7th!
Sigala “Came Here For Love” Ft. Ella Eyre Music Video
Check out the music video for Sigala’s new song “Came Here For Love” ft. Ella Eyre!
Herbie Hancock Joins MasterClass to Teach Jazz
The premier online education platform MasterClass announced today that the legendary icon and fourteen-time Grammy® Award-winning musician Herbie Hancock will teach his first ever online class exclusively with MasterClass. The class is currently available for pre-enrollment starting today at masterclass.com/hh.
In his class, Hancock teaches his approach to music and how this translates into life philosophy. From his mentorship with Miles Davis through his genre-bending work as a bandleader and solo artist, he will share stories from a life in music and deliver expert technical lessons for professional and amateur pianists, musicians, jazz performers, composers across all genres, lovers of music and jazz aficionados.
VAGABONDS—the musical project of DIY artist Luke Dean—has premiered a new song, along with an accompanying music video, at New Noise Magazine. The track, titled “Nails,” is taken from Dean’s upcoming debut album, I Don’t Know What To Do Now, which is due out June 30 on Blood & Ink Records.
3x Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter and Actress, Jill Scott, has officially sold out her 3rd Annual (Chicago) Summer Block Party on July 22nd at the Huntington Bank Pavilion. The summer concert is slated to offer performances from artists such as Kelly Rowland, Nelly, Bell Biv Devoe, SWV and more. Imagined by Scott and longtime business partner Shawn Gee in 2015, the Summer Block Party is produced by Live Nation Urban in partnership with V103 and fills a much-needed void in the Urban Adult Contemporary live music space. The festival is quickly becoming the premier music event for R&B devotees and past performers have included Erykah Badu, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Tank, and many more.
Australian Trio Chase Atlantic Release Video for the ‘Skins’ Inspired Track “Cassie”
Australian trio Chase Atlantic have released a new video for their track, “Cassie,” directed by Erik Rojas. Inspired by fan favorite Cassie Ainsworth of the hit television series, Skins, the video tells a similar narrative of a young girl dealing with heartbreak, drug abuse and pain. The song is off the band’s latest 3-track release, Part Two.
Hotel Garuda’s “Till It Burns Out”
“Till it Burns Out” provides the perfect mix of hype and chill reflection for a great staple tune to any summer playlist. “We believe that as artists, it’s important to continually grow, strive for something greater, but most importantly – make whatever we feel. That’s kind of how ‘Til It Burns Out’ Happened – we were looking to do something different and surprise our fans. Both of us take heavy inspiration from experimental, underground, and indie music so we wanted to incorporate that in this next single, and we hope that our fans enjoy the song as much as we had fun making it!” – Hotel Garuda
Critically acclaimed artists and sisters Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer have announced select tour dates in support of their highly-anticipated upcoming release Not Dark Yet. The new album, which will be released on August 18th (Silver Cross/Thirty Tigers), was produced by Teddy Thompson and recorded in Los Angeles last summer. NPR Music unveiled an exclusive first listen of the album’s title track “Not Dark Yet” today.
Premiering via Yahoo! Music, U.K.-based alternative pop quartet Alvarez Kings have shared a new lyric video for their song “Postcards from Berlin,” off their debut album Somewhere Between. “‘Postcards From Berlin’ is a soundtrack written about the trials and tribulations of band life on the road,” the band explains. “We are extremely happy to release this video at such a poignant time in our journey.” Today, the band kicks off their first-ever U.S. headlining tour, launching tonight in Boston and including stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Milwaukee for a performance at Summerfest 2017.
Multinational punk/heavy metal collective TAU CROSS has shared the official music video for the second single off the impending Pillar Of Fire full-length album.
Jinjé Shares New Track “The Finest”
A rework of the SOS Band classic “The Finest”, the track started life as a bootleg which was being passed around Ibiza at the end of last summer, doing the peak-time business across the island.
MIR FONTANE DROPS “FRANK OCEAN” MUSIC VIDEO
Camden rapper, Mir Fontane releases his long awaited visuals for his viral hit, “Frank Ocean.”
The Taj Francois and Eric Cortes-directed video takes place in Mir’s hometown of Camden, NJ. Reminiscent of the infamous boom box scene from The Breakfast Club, Mir is positioned outside of his former girl’s home asking for the same devotion she gives to Drake, J. Cole, and of course, Frank Ocean. The visuals are a metaphoric representation of Mir’s relationship with his fans and industry insiders. Admiring the mentioned artists, Mir still is pushing to be your favorite rapper.
In The Valley Below Share Video for New Single
The song and video were inspired by the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO. A story the band hoped would fade but continues to haunt the nation with documented police violence and racial tensions that beg “tell me why we do it”. The song ends with the benediction of a soaring gospel choir, which was recorded in the band’s newly adopted town of Grand Rapids, MI and led by local music phenom Debra L. Perry. The music video is a surrealist cinematic endeavor touching on race, religion and sexuality and how we will all end up in the hands of our children.
Chaz French, newest signee of ThreeSixEight/Motown/Capitol Records and rising D.C. rapper, is excited to announce the release of his debut studio album, True Colors, out July 14th, 2017. The blockbuster 17-track album showcases Chaz’s natural rap talent and affinity for smart word play and cutting bars. Please see below for a full tracklisting and to pre-order the album, CLICK HERE.
RAW IN SECT Release Crazy ‘Therion’ Music Video
Greek metal/rock band, RAW IN SECT, have released a new and crazy music video for ‘Therion’. The song is taken from the upcoming third album ‘Kitro’, to be out in September.
Rapper KYLE has released his new single, “Nothing 2 Lose,” produced by Dez Wright, which premiered earlier today on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show. The song comes on the heels of the Ventura, CA rapper’s break-out hit “iSpy (feat. Lil Yachty),” which was recently certified 2x platinum by the RIAA.
Majid Jordan & PARTYNEXTDOOR team up on “One I Want”
Majid Jordan and PARTYNEXTDOOR teamed up for a new surprise single, “One I Want”. The OVO crooners reflect on their success while keeping their eyes on old lovers that they still have desires for. Stream “One I Want” below and check out PND’s buzzing new COLOURS 2 if you haven’t already.
Boogie Releases A Video For “Won’t Be The Same”
Compton born rapper Boogie has released a video for “Won’t Be The Same” from his 2016 project ‘Thirst 48 Pt. 2.’
JOSH JACOBSON Announces “Tethered”
On Friday, June 30, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/producer/instrumentalist—JOSH JACOBSON—releases the second single, “Tethered,” from his highly anticipated debut EP, First Light. “Tethered” bridges together JACOBSON’s soulful vocals revealing truths of a tangled romance, with dreamy tones developed simply by bells, trumpet, violin, and synths. It’s the perfect showcase of his uncanny ability to project his innermost thoughts through a blissful stream of post-electronic vibes.
Folk/soul singer/songwriter Nora Rothmanrecently announced her debut self-titled EP, set for release on July 21, 2017, introducing her emotive performance style with a live studio version of her original track, “Judy Garland,” followed by her spine-tingling song, “Note to My Ex Lover.” Today, Rothman is back with a new single and official music video for “Truth or Dare,” a sweet ukulele melody about the games we play with love.
Yesterday, vintage pop singer-songwriter Jordan Okrend premiered his new video on Popdose, who noted, “His new album…combines the best of old-school sounds with modern references…the cohesiveness of his writing makes it all work.”
Joran’s new video, Dance by the Riverside is a celebration of letting go of the stress and pressure paired with the modern world.
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.
The song premiered on SF Weekly where Riotto detailed, “I am not a religious, or even spiritual person, except when I am hiking in the wilderness. Mineral King is a valley on the border of Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks in the Sierra Mountains, and it’s one of my favorite places that I’ve ever hiked. The seed of this song was planted in me after I ate some marijuana chocolate on a backpacking trip and was absolutely floored by the impossible beauty that surrounded me. It sent me on a train of thought about life and death and nature and God that has really stuck with me.”
Umi Copper is a singer-songwriter and producer whose raw and emotive blend of soul, experimental R&B, and folk music isn’t easily categorized. Copper being first generation born in the U.S. and raised in Long Beach CA by his immigrant Togolese mother. Copper was immediately introduced to 2 walks of life growing up with influences of West African highlife music and afro-beat music like Fela Kuti all the way to other acts like Nina Simone and Thom Yorke, so as an artist, that birthed his more visceral but melodic delivery. Copper has been experimenting and crafting his sound for the last 7 years working as a anonymous understudy for some of LA’s most innovative soul producers. Copper, now 24 years old, is debuting his most recent works that breathe of authentic progressive structures and genre bending textures.
Be The Bear’s Bjork infused Swedish Pop (Volvo Winter Commercial)
Be The Bear is a one-woman industry – a fiercely independent female artist and producer, writing and recording her own songs in her commercial studio in Gothenburg, home to her own record label Loud Attic Records.
This is her new single Erupt.
Wreck Loose Release Debut Album, ‘OK, Wreck Loose’
Garage rockers Wreck Loose harken back to the thoughtful pop that dominated radio airwaves in the 1970s on their debut full-length album, offering piano-based arrangements, adding an analog guitar and combining with their quirky, introspective lyrics. OK, Wreck Loose releases tomorrow, June 16, and premiered with American Songwriter yesterday.
“Pittsburgh band Wreck Loose write big, bombastic garage rock songs, heavy on piano, multi-part harmonies, and wry personal observations,” the outlet said. “On their debut full-length album OK, Wreck Loose, they combine the sonic aesthetics of the best of classic rock radio with confessional, often humorous lyrics, to an effect that lands the band somewhere between Elton John and early Drive-By Truckers.”