To celebrate 32 years at the forefront of alternative music and youth culture, Alternative Press is excited to announce the launch of its new clothing brands.
Your Brand, which will launch later this month with four clothing designs and two accessories, will feature new designs inspired by youth music culture and its community. Each release will be a limited-edition launch exclusive to altpress.com. Future releases will include collaborative designs with popular artists featured by AP and iconic brands within the music community.
RUSS RELEASES NEW VISUAL FOR “MVP”
Atlanta-based DIY rapper and producer Russ has released a new visual for “MVP,” the final track on his debut album There’s Really A Wolf.
The diverse 20-track album was released on May 5 and was produced, mixed, mastered, engineered and written exclusively by Russ himself. The album features both of his Billboard Hot 100-charting tracks and Platinum-certified hits “What They Want” and “Losin Control.”
Brooklyn based Rips have quickly built a reputation amongst NYC showgoers, winning them over with their virtuous melodies and sheer ferocity amidst an endless flurry of shows. Their songs may channel late ’70s New York City bands like Television and The Feelies, but Rips propels these references into something new. Their self-titled debut, produced by Austin Brown of Parquet Courts, is eleven tracks of buzzing guitar riffs driven by a charged rhythm section, all set under lyrics that are actually worth a damn. You can stream it now via Brooklyn Vegan.
As Finland’s uncompromisingly creative rock outfit CIRCLE prepares to add another crushing record to their mammoth discography with the release of their Southern Lord-bound Terminal LP, a new track from the album has been let out of the cages.
BROADSIDE’s new album Paradise is about their fans, their relationships and life on the road. Today, the Los Angeles transplants are delivering Paradise a day ahead of its official release. Every track anchors an emotion that every young adult can relate to, and it is no wonder it has been hailed worldwide as the ultimate summer album. Grab your sunglasses, roll down the windows and escape to Paradise!
It’s been a steady upward trajectory for jazz guitarist Frank Piombo ever since he issued his debut album, “Smooth Reminiscence,” independently in 2010. The New Jersey-based musician sold enough units to be ReverbNation’s No. 1 jazz artist in the Garden State for three straight years while cultivating a growing fan base in the New York Metropolitan area via his live performances. This past April, he hit the red carpet in Hollywood and went home with three statues from the Indie Music Channel Awards for three tracks from his upcoming fourth album, “Keep It Movin’,” providing the perfect launch pad for the new set. Piombo wrote six songs for the disc arriving August 4, and produced and arranged the record with Joe Arminio and Tom Jacobsen.
COLDPLAY RELEASE NEW SONG, “ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT IS YOU,” FROM UPCOMING KALEIDOSCOPE EP
Today, Coldplay released a brand new song, “All I Can Think About Is You,” from their upcoming Kaleidoscope EP. The song, which builds from a rolling bassline to a hypnotic climax, is available now on all download and streaming sites. It is accompanied by a stunning animated lyric video, directed by I Saw John First.
Kill The Kong release new single and video!
Since the start in 2015, the up-and-coming Swedish metal band Kill the Kong has had a straight up going career. With a debut album, two singles and over one million streams on Spotify, the Swedish record label Sony/Gain decided to team up with this brutal seven-man army. On June 16, Kill the Kong will release “Juggernaut (wolfpack)”, the first single from their upcoming album which will be released during the fall of 2017 through Sony/Gain.
Kill the Kong – “Juggernaut (wolfpack)” is a fresh breeze sweeping over the Swedish metal scene. The song is about how a burdensome past can become like a bag that you need to carry along through life, and most people got their bags to carry. It’s all about letting things go, to not let your past dictate the terms for your future achievements and to learn from each other.
SPQR unleash new single, ‘Suffer’
SPQR – a branch of Peter Harrison’s mind. The sort of open book, that in music, is sort of lost in the mainstream. Today, they have released brand new single, ‘Suffer’, and you can listen to it here @skopemag.
Bianca Rose releases powerful new music video ‘Hidden’
British/Jamaican/Nigerian singer-songwriter Bianca Rose has been writing and composing for the best part of a decade. In 2007 she self- released her debut EP ‘Truth and Tiny Tragedies’, and has continued to collaborate and write songs for other artists ever since. Accompanying herself on guitar and ukulele, Bianca’s live shows have included sets for Sofar Sounds, Tigmus, London Jazz and One Taste Festivals, City Showcase, The Vortex and the CrimeJazz Festival in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. With additional performances for Playstation, OH TV, & radio play on Radio 1 and 1Xtra. As lyricist in the Ready Riters song writing collective, Bianca recently co-wrote X-Factor contestant Annastasia Baker’s debut album, resulting in Annastasia’s 2014 Mobo nomination.
Toronto/Montreal’s Stars today released two new tracks — “Privilege” and “We Called It Love” — alongside a statement below, listen here.
TRINA “IF IT AIN’T ME” FEAT K. MICHELLE
Trina sets a new tone for the ladies with a follow up anthem entitled “If It Aint’ Me” featuring R&B songstress, K. Michelle. The single depicts an elusive melody with dynamic lyrics from the female emcee portraying betrayal in love.
K. Michelle delivers strong vocals over the beat and the talented ladies display a fierce chemistry for women to love worldwide.
Gorillaz New Track ‘Sleeping Powder’
A brand new Gorillaz track titled Sleeping Powder, written and recorded by Gorillaz vocalist 2D only last week, is available now on all streaming platforms.
Having been written and recorded last week, the track was initially discovered by fans on Thursday, behind a pile of books in 2D’s bedroom in the Gorillaz app house he shares with bandmates Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs and Noodle, and started trending immediately. The companion film for Sleeping Powder was filmed and directed by Gorillaz and features the musician at his familiar piano, enjoying a sugar buzz after eating one too many of his favorite mini fried donuts “that smell like heaven on earth”, ahead of the track’s debut live outing at Demon Dayz Festival in Dreamland Margate UK on Saturday.
Multiplatinum chart-topping Dallas, TX artist Post Malone serves up the official Remix of “Congratulations” feat. Quavo and Future. “Congratulations” is the maverick’s latest hit from his platinum-certified full-length debut, Stoney [Republic Records].
G-DRAGON RELEASES NEW ALBUM
G-DRAGON, one of the top-selling artists in the world and member of iconic Korean pop-rap phenomenon BIGBANG, has released his new album Kwon Ji Yong. This release marks his first solo album in four years, following the announcement of his third solo tour G-DRAGON 2017 WORLD TOUR, ACT ?, M.O.T.T.E. The North American run kicks off in Seattle on July 11th and will finish on July 30th in Toronto and has already sold out at some stops. Full list of tour dates below. With the album’s release, G-DRAGON has also shared a pared down visual for his title track off the album, “Untitled, 2014”, featuring rich ambient colors and lighting that perfectly tie in to the soulful and emotive ballad.
Hey Violet release their debut album From The Outside today on Hi or Hey Records/Capitol/Caroline via all digital retailers. Those who purchase the album at Target will also receive three additional bonus songs and a limited edition vinyl version of the L.P. will be available exclusively at Urban Outfitters.
The band co-wrote songs on the album which was produced by Julian Bunetta. Says front woman Rena Lovelis, “We’ve been building our sound for about two years now and it feels really good to finally be able to share the album! There is a lot of variety on the record, but these are all songs that we hope you wanna go on long drives and listen to.”
Ritual Boogie shared their new album on YouTube
A few weeks after the official release of the effort, Psychedelic/acid-rock power-trio from Switzerland, Ritual Boogie just shared its debut full-length album ‘Middle Age Dust’ for entire streaming on YouTube.
The album is still available for physical and digital release through URGENCE DISK RECORDS (M Fallan, Zero Absolu…) and distributed by Irascible.
Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum chart-dominating artist LORDE releases her highly anticipated sophomore album, Melodrama via LAVA/Republic Records. To celebrate the release, LORDE has announced her 2018 North American tour dates promoted by AEG Presents, on sale Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10am local. Fans can sign up for Lorde’s email list for first access to pre-sale tickets and find more info on tour dates here.
MODERN CHEMISTRY Announces Debut LP
New Jersey rockers MODERN CHEMISTRY have re-emerged in a big way with the announcement of their debut LP Everything In Gold and the Substream premiere of the title track’s video. Everything In Gold was produced by Paul Levitt (Have Mercy, The Dangerous Summer) and will be self-released on July 7, 2017. Pre-orders are available here. The band will be having a record release show for Everything In Gold on July 8 at House of Independents, then touring with Taking Back Sunday and Every Time I Die from July 14-August 1.
AUDIEN X 3LAU UNVEIL NEW SINGLE, “HOT WATER”
GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist Audien and acclaimed DJ/producer 3LAU have teamed up for the haunting new single “Hot Water.” Released today by Astralwerks, the track features vocalist Victoria Zaro, who has been heard on songs by Autograf, The Chainsmokers, and others. Purchase or stream “Hot Water” HERE. “Hot Water” was co-written by Audien and 3LAU alongside songwriters Emily Warren and Scott Harris (The Chainsmokers, Alessia Cara), producer/writer Ido Zmishlany (Shawn Mendes) and singer/songwriter Jasmine Thompson.
Harper Grae Releases New Single “Dear Daddy”
Harper Grae will release a new single and music video on Friday June 16, just in time for Father’s Day. But it isn’t the typical Father’s Day song. “Dear Daddy,” a very personal song to Harper, was written with Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member Pat Alger (“The Thunder Rolls,” “Small Town Saturday Night” “Unanswered Prayers”). Additionally the artist has just released a live performance video featuring Alger on guitar and shot at the iconic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
“This song is without a doubt one of the most personal songs I’ve ever written.” Grae said. “For one of my writing appointments with Pat, I brought in a letter I had written to my father, but never sent it to him. I thought it could simply be inspiration for a song, but it turned out being the song. We spent the afternoon crafting music around most of the letter I had written, and ‘Dear Daddy’ is the result.
Anya Marina Releases Serious Love EP
Out today, NYC musician Anya Marina presents Serious Love, a four-song EP exploring heartbreak. As Anya tells us, “All four songs are about one person – one relationship – which felt like the MOAR (mother of all relationships), the thing that made me feel like my very existence on this planet made sense. But as it turned out, it was not to be.”
Stratospheerius will release their fifth CD “Guilty of Innocence” through Melodic Revolution Records early Fall 2017. The new 10-track album will be available worldwide in both Physical and Digital formats. “Guilty of Innocence” features special appearances by Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rave Tesar (Renaissance) and Randy McStine (The Fringe).
“Guilty of Innocence” highlights include a reimagined cover of Muse’s “Hysteria,” a 12-minute prog epic titled “Soul Food” which features many of the guests mentioned above, plus “Dream Diary Cadenza,” a solo electric violin extravaganza lifted from Joe’s electric violin concerto.
The band is led by founding member, electric violinist & vocalist Joe Deninzon. Joe has been called the “Jimi Hendrix of the electric violin.”
Breakout UK-based singer-songwriter and guitarist George Ezra makes his return with “Don’t Matter Now,” his first musical offering since the release of his beloved debut album Wanted On Voyage in 2014, which featured US platinum single “Budapest”. The upbeat single, which premiered in the US on SiriusXM’s The Spectrum, the channel which first championed George as a Spectrum Certified Artist in 2014, is available for stream and purchase at all digital sales providers.
The prolific rapper releases his debut project since signing to Atlantic Records. “508-507-2209″ – executive produced by Boi-1 Da, features acclaimed hip hop hits,”I’m Sorry” & “Ultrasound” and sees features from Mystikal, Snoh Aalegra and Stefflon Don.
British DJ and producer Tom Staar has announced his long-awaited return to Steve Angello’s revered imprint. His new single, ‘Drift’ is out today via SIZE Records.
‘Drift’ is a bold display of Tom’s dynamic production style. The energetic track boasts euphoric melodies and a menacing bassline, before falling into a plethora of swirling synths and bold drum patterns.
THE DOWNSPIRAL TO HELL New Lyric Video ‘Snake Eyes In Euphoria’
Taken from the album: Unusual Methods To Dismember The Spiritual Halo | Sliptrick Records | 2017
This is the first lyric video release from the forthcoming album by Spanish avantgarde black metallists, The Downspiral To Hell. Snake Eyes In Euphoria is typical of the sound and experimentation from the band that seeps right through the 13 tracks on Unusual Methods To Dismember The Spiritual Halo.
Matthew Koma Releases Brand New Single “Suitcase”
Matthew Koma is one of the most accomplished writers behind numerous smash hits including Zedd’s “Spectrum,” and GRAMMY-winning hit “Clarity.” “Dear Ana” is Koma’s latest single on RCA Records, which received fantastic response from the press. Billboard describes the track as “…hopeful in its musicality, though heavy in atmosphere and lyrical sentiment, People calls the track a “poignant, synth-tinged ballad” and Fuse raves “the singer-songwriter-producer is getting more personal. His new single sees him leading an important and deeply personal conversation.”
CLEAN BANDIT ANNOUNCES FALL US TOUR POWERED BY NYLON MAGAZINE
Chart-topping UK electronic trio Clean Bandit recently broke into the Top 5 and surpassed 1 billion YouTube views with their hit single “Rockabye” (ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie), which the act celebrated along their recent sold-out North American tour. The genre-defying Grammy award winning group announce today a much anticipated fall 2017 US tour powered by NYLON kicking off October 1st at Orlando’s The Beacham and wrapping October 21st in Los Angeles at the NoVo, with Anne-Marie as support.
HaHa HuHu is the beautiful new album by Brooklyn-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Roche. Released through figureight records, the album acts as an anchor for Roche’s contrasting narratives: a singer-songwriter with an ear for the avant-garde; a contemporary composer who sings American folk music; an instrumentalist who works as a recording engineer.
Roche’s musical CV offers some insight into his craft. He performs (guitar) in the touring bands of musicians as diverse as R. Stevie Moore, Lower Dens, Sufjan Stevens and ANOHNI, he has composed music for the American Ballet Theatre, he has played trumpet with his father’s brass ensemble. Though filtered through his strange and singular lens, all these elements of sound help illuminate the musician and his vision. The album’s wistful sensitivity and heartening playfulness reveal a songwriter both mature and confident, drawn to lo-fiand droning textures, to nonstandard song-crafting, to acutely personal observation.
Singer, songwriter and Nashvillian Russell Dickerson has been working towards releasing new material since paying his dues studying music on the Belmont campus. He is now ready to reveal his long-awaited LP, Yours, set for release October 13, is available for pre-order now HERE! To celebrate the pre-order and the release of his fan-favorite love song & title-track “Yours” to radio, Dickerson will make his morning T.V. debut performing the single on NBC’s Today show July 10.
Yours, produced by Casey Brown, will include popular tracks currently on his EP including “Blue Tacoma,” “MGNO” and “Every Little Thing” plus seven further cuts for followers to devour. All of the songs on Yours are co-written by Dickerson.
Noisia remix What So Not’s “Divide & Conquer” for new remix pack
What So Not made his solo debut last year with the lush and diverse Divide & Conquer EP, which is back today with a new collection of remixes. In it Dutch electronic trio NOISIA are returning to OWSLA with their high octane remix of the EP’s title track. Throughout the years both What So Not and NOISIA have been highly praised for their sound design, and NOISIA’s influence on Skrillex during his early days as a producer has been well documented.
The remix is out today via OWSLA / Sweat It Out as part of the official Divide & Conquer Remixes, stream the NOISIA cut and the others below.
Featuring glittery eighties synths and bass, powered by iridescent dancefloor energy, and touting a chantable hook “I got one more touch,” “Touch” stands out as a summer anthem and is a taste of what’s yet to come from the band.
300 Entertainment recording artist Young Thug has announced details of his upcoming new project. “Beautiful Thugger Girls” is available at all digital music retailers and streaming services here.
“Beautiful Thugger Girls” sees the visionary multi-art form superstar singing all 14 tracks on a collection of songs recorded earlier this year. Young Thug heralded the project this week via a post on his hugely popular Instagram (@thuggerthugger1). The post earned immediate media attention from a number of top music media outlets.
NYC’s Julietta premieres “Runaway”
New York based artist, Julietta, gathers inspiration for writing songs from her adventures traveling around the world. Her single, “Beach Break” emerged out of her winter in the jungles of Nicaragua. Her new single, “Runaway” originated on a recent trip to Florence, Italy. It is this spirit of spontaneity that leads to a sounds that is both unfettered and independent.
Ask Julietta how was Runaway born, and she’ll answer – “Thats a story I’ll never forget…”
Jonny Parks Releases New Single
Born in Westchester, NY, singer-songwriter/guitarist Jonny Parks is an artist of mixed genres. Having shown an interest in music at the early age of 8 by owning a keyboard and a harmonica, Jonny Parks has become a multi-instrumentalist who works on mastering his craft and broadening his musical horizons. Starting classical guitar at 16 and singing by 19, Parks incorporates sounds of Soul, Jazz, R&B and Blues into his repertoire of sound.
Sareem Poems & Terem “Walk & Talk”
Sareem Poems & Terem team up to drop a single from their upcoming A Pond Apart release scheduled to drop this summer via Illect Recordings.
Sareem shared his inspiration for the track, “The song came about while thinking about how often I hear the term studio gangster thrown around. While growing up, I walked by people who lived the lives that people talk about in songs. The people I saw in my neighborhood as a kid were very selective about what they would talk about and to who. Then I started thinking about other places where things don’t really line up.”
Amelie No ‘Stranger Body’ new single out now
Stranger Body (release Friday June 16th) is a song about resilience and adaptation. Recognizing internal change is at once beautiful and terrifying; and although peace of mind may take time to obtain, acceptance of one’s own condition is the first step.
DEJ LOAF RELEASES SINGLE “NO FEAR”
Columbia Records recording artist, DeJ Loaf, has proudly released “No Fear”, her first official single since her EP #AndSeeThatsTheThing. The breathy, up-tempo track finds DeJ rapping about loving in full, living without a filter and happily throwing caution to the wind. Produced by multi-platinum selling producer Christoph Andersson, the insanely catchy song is anchored in a bouncy beat practically tailor made for summer dance parties.
Multiplatinum singer-songwriter Kirstin Maldonado’s much-anticipated solo debut EP L O V E is available now for preorder and will be released in its entirety on July 14th via RCA Records. The Pentatonix member and three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer recently launched an exciting new chapter in her career, rebranding herself as kirstin and debuting the EP’s lead single, “Break a Little”. Kirstin now gears up for the release of L O V E with “All Night,” made instantly available with all L O V E preorders. “All Night” finds the singer exploring a new style of electronic production while also staying true to her a cappella roots, showcasing her remarkable range as her vocals explode from a whisper into a hypnotic harmony.
Donovan Woods Releases New Single “All Mine”
Award-winning artist Donovan Woods announced today the release of his new single titled “All Mine.” An acclaimed songwriter who has written songs for artists such as Tim McGraw, Charlie Worsham, Charles Kelley (of Lady Antebellum), and Billy Currington while amassing a cataloge of rousing and well-received music of his own, Woods’ “All Mine” is available now worldwide through iTunes, Spotify, and all other digital platforms.
LA-based super-producer TOKiMONSTA has shared the first single, “Don’t Tell Me” f. Yuna, off her upcoming album slated for fall release on her label, Young Art Records. She’s cool and gorgeous and we’re so excited to be working with her. Stay tuned for more news coming early next week – stream / purchase the track below.
Alternative-Folk Band The National Parks Release Debut Single Off Upcoming Album
Today, popular Utah-based alt-folk band, The National Parks, release “Places,” the title track off of their much anticipated new studio album. The song’s release will coincide with a performance at Sunset Marquis in Los Angeles, CA.
KEEZY “KG” GRAMZ DROPS “DOPE SALES” VIDEO
Queens is known to get the money and budding Queens-bred artist, Keezy Gramz (aka KG) is ready to hit a lick! As he prepares for the release of his mixtape, Hustle or Go Broke, the North Side Jamaica, Queens native blesses us with the video to his first single, “Dope Sales”. KG gives his fans an insiders view of the lifestyle he led before he went to prison.
M.I.A. Releases Video For “Finally” Today
M.I.A. curates the 24th Meltdown in the UK and will perform at the festival June 18th.
Look for M.I.A. to come stateside in September when she will perform at The Meadows Music & Arts Festival September 16th in New York, NY and at Riot Fest September 17th in Chicago.
FIVE HORSE JOHNSON Streams “Smoke Show” At New Noise Magazine
Toledo blues riff machine FIVE HORSE JOHNSON will drop the gritty fruits of their Jake Leg Boogie full-length upon the masses later this month.
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, following the releases of Volumes I and II with their deftly self-produced videos for “Proud” and “Lacuna,” the band has teamed up with Huffington Post to unveil the third video as a preview to the forthcoming and final installment of Layers (Vol. III).
Indie-pop/electronic duo, Smoke Season has released their nostalgic summer anthem, “Good Days”.
Produced by Fabian Ordorica (Goldroom), “Good Days” puts Smoke Season’s artistic craft and skill of breaking genre barriers at the forefront. Gabrielle Wortman’s fierce vocals and Jason Rosen’s guitar work are layered with bursts of saxophone from guest instrumentalist James Ragusa. The lyrics explore self-development and the growing pains that go along with it. “‘Good Days’ is a song about nostalgia,” explains Wortman. “We wanted to capture the bittersweet feeling of remembering times that shaped you into who you are today. Those events seem to slip by as they’re happening, but their importance becomes so clear in retrospect. To us, this is the definition of soul-shaping.”
ABHORRENT DECIMATION have revealed their brand new music video for the track “Conspire”, cut from the new album. Get a taste of the band’s unrelenting melodic assault via the new video, here via Metal Hammer.
SWEDISH DUO ICONA POP RETURNS WITH EMPOWERING SOUNDTRACK TO SUMMER “GIRLS GIRLS”
Sweden’s chart-topping electropop duo Icona Pop returns with a perfect song for summer ‘GIRLS GIRLS’ out today via Record Company TEN/Big Beat Records; an empowering romp true to the duo’s attitude laden pop sound. The song (co-written with their close friend Tove Lo) bounces with the familiar energy that we have come to expect from Icona Pop. With a Summer packed with international festival duties, including Roskilde in Denmark on June 30th, and a spot at Ushuaia Ibiza alongside The Chainsmokers, ‘Girls Girls’ is the perfect soundtrack to the return of one of Sweden’s hottest female exports.
Charismatic French DJ and producer Martin Solveig presents his eagerly-awaited new single, ‘All Stars’ featuring Finnish breakthrough act ALMA.
‘All Stars’ is a compelling display of Solveig’s multi-faceted sound, intertwined with ALMA’s remarkable vocal prowess. Built around the Finnish singer’s soulful voice, the feel-good anthem flaunts catchy xylophone hooks and a lead bassline, before propelling into an onslaught of brass fanfares and melodic grooves.
Marc Scibilia Featured in New Jeep Campaign
Marc Scibilia is back in the national spotlight with a feature in Jeep’s new ad campaign, Summer of Jeep. His song “On The Way” has been selected to represent this summer-long campaign across television, digital, and social channels. This nationally televised commercial also features an on-camera performance from Scibilia, that can be viewed at the video above. The single has been released on Scibilia’s own label Good Lander Records, under exclusive license to RCA Records, and is now available to stream and download at all digital outlets.
DANIEL SKYE RELEASES “FEELIN’ YOU” feat R. CITY
16 year old RCA Records recording artist and Instagram sensation, Daniel Skye today releases a brand new track “Feelin’ You” Feat. R. City.
Jaymes Young continues to tease the release of his eagerly awaited debut album “Feel Something” with the official video for his breakout single “We Won’t” with Phoebe Ryan, which reached #1 on Hype Machine and now boasts over 30 million streams worldwide.
Stringing together syllables at the speed of light, Twista is one of the most gifted and distinctive rappers of the past few decades. Flexing his flawless flow over an intergalactic instrumental, Twista struts his stuff on “Stackin Paper.” Alternating between modified Migos-esque triplet flows and his trademark motormouth bars, Twista piles up boasts as high as his cash on the exhilarating new single. Molding the contours of his delivery to fit the undulating, space-age instrumental, Twista demonstrates why he is one of the most athletic rappers to grace a microphone on this fiery new track. Premiered by Billboard, “Stackin Paper” is the latest track from Twista’s forthcoming Crook County project. “Stackin Paper” follows the Zaytoven-produced “Baddest,” featuring Cap 1, which garnered a VIBE premiere for its video.
Shoe designer Steve Madden has revealed his first signing to the newly launched 5Towns Records – the label founded by Madden and music/marketing veteran Steve Feinberg – with the release of “REDEMPTION”, the debut single from EZI. 5Towns Records has partnered with ADA, Warner Music Group’s independent distribution and services arm, for global digital and physical distribution, as well as full label services including radio, press, digital, and marketing.
CHAKA KHAN RELEASES FIRST OFFICIAL RECORD UNDER INDIE LABEL iKHAN SOUNDS
Today, 10x Grammy Award-Winning singer/songwriter Chaka Khan, releases the first official single under her newly founded indie record label venture, iKhan Sounds, titled “I Love Myself” Ft. B.Slade. “I Love Myself” is an anthem that promotes self-esteem and putting one’s life in order. The new single, also written and produced by GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter B. Slade, Eve Nelson and Khan, will be proceeded by the world premiere of the “I Love Myself” music video releasing on Friday, June 30th.
CONVEYER PREMIERE NEW VIDEO “NO FUTURE”
CONVEYER is the definition of the hardcore music genre in 2017. Their video “No Future,” the title track from their new album set for release on Victory Records on June 23 sonically and visually encapsulates what fans of the genre have been waiting for. An ode to crashing dreams and forgotten plans of the future, vocalist Danny Adams spells it out, “’No Future’ is the title track for the record because we felt it had to be as straight-forward as the meaning behind it.”
Eli Paperboy Reed Celebrates Fatherhood With A New Song, “Baby Girl (Stella)”
“I honestly didn’t intend to write a song about becoming a Dad. It was my general opinion that songs like that were trite, and besides, what could I say that Stevie Wonder hadn’t already said in “Isn’t She Lovely?” Then my daughter was born and, literally, everything changed. I was completely knocked sideways by her disarming smile and the way she lit up when I put on Little Richard and we danced around the living room. It was a kind of love that I had never experienced before in my whole life.
First and foremost, I’m a songwriter, so I did what I do and wrote a song about it. It’s a cheesy song, but every word of it is true. And if I wasn’t already a sucker for the schmaltzy and overwrought, becoming a father definitely didn’t help. As most of my songs do, it came fast. A simple melody, a few chords, and words jotted down on a legal pad that I keep out. After tweaking my wording and settling on chords for the bridge, I sang it for my wife and my daughter, Stella. My wife cried and Stella laughed, which is exaclty what I was hoping for.
This coming weekend will be my first Father’s Day. I don’t know how we’ll celebrate yet, but I know that I’m given the best gift I’ll ever receive when I walk into Stella’s room every morning and see her smile at me. I hope all the Dads (and Moms) new and old out there will hear this song and remember just how lucky we are.”
BLONDER x Consequence of Sound
Blonder, the performance alias of the mercurial, NYC-based singer-songwriter Constantine Anastasakis, lives and breathes elegantly yearning melodies and pop song structures. And it’s clear on his debut EP, entitled ‘$5,’ from the taut, bittersweet guitar lines and chunky synth bass running through “Lean” to the clubby New Order-esque synth stabs of “What We Want,” and the tortured guitar scrawls tearing up “Upstate” to the Teenage Dream-like chug of “In and Out.” Written in the throes of a serious relationship that was eroding for months on end, each of the five songs is a “distinct world,” says the singer-songwriter. “It’s about romance and sex, but I want people to see the whole thing, the emotional world that I was in during that time.”
Matthew Logan Vasquez Shares “Fatherhood” Video
Today Matthew Logan Vasquez has shared his video for “Fatherhood” just in time for Father’s Day. When talking about the video Matthew said, “Fatherhood is the song I wrote in the weeks leading up to my son Thor’s birth. This song reminds me of sitting on the couch watching The Wire with my very pregnant wife Marthe waiting to meet who would become the 2nd love of my life. It’s been a fun almost 2 years.” Prior to this video Matthew streamed his entire record on Consequence Of Sound. ‘Does What He Wants’ is out now on Dine Alone Records.
Today, multi-platinum R&B superstar Mario releases a new single entitled “Pain is the New Pleasure” via Billboard. “Pain is the New Pleasure,” produced by the artist known as Pham, is Mario’s most transparent release to date and touches on some of his personal experiences including his extremely public relationship with his mother, who unfortunately, passed a couple of weeks ago.
Ahead of the launch of the Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me on Friday 30th June, Boiler Room has brought G-Funk icons Dam-Funk & Warren G together for a behind-the-scenes road trip of LA’s most important hip-hop locations.
The Uprising is the forthcoming debut EP fromHeavy As Texas guitarist MARZI MONTAZERI featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS on vocals. The record is set for release on June 23rd via MONTAZERI’s recently-launched Crunchy Western Records.
California-based rock quintet THE BREVET have just released Upholder: Chapter 3, the final chapter of the band’s American Novel EP series. In addition to the EP being available on all digital music platforms, the band has teamed up with PASTE MAGAZINE to premiere a video for the title track “Upholder”.
TX band Deep Cuts shares new single, “Friends”
Deep Cuts is a group of musicians spearheaded by songwriters Chase Harris and Zach Alderman. The classically-trained pair piece together refined schmaltz tunes from winding guitar lines, synth pad beds with the DX7, and vintage 707 and 727 drum machines.