The 405 has shared the new single from Youngblood Hawke entitled “Robbers”. When talking about the track the group says, “”Robbers” addresses the dizzying experience of our modern world. The single is a flashing collage of technology, violence, planetary exploitation and the comforts of hometown roads changing before your eyes.” Youngblood Hawke plan to release more music as the year continues.
London duo Otzeki’s striking new video for “True Love”
True Love” is Otzeki’s most recent single, which got a release worldwide on June 9th. The video sees vocalist Michael Sharp’s features gradually distort throughout a strained and emboldened delivery of the song. Mirroring the song’s themes of facing up to the darker aspects of humanity and confronting them with non-idealistic kind of love, the visuals delve us into a pained and revealing world of what is – in their own words, “a dark-hued hymn of love and euphoria.”
FLY BY MIDNIGHT Premiere “XL”
Following prime opening slots for DAYA and LEON, Fly By Midnight offers a new-age twist on a classic criminal love story in its new video for “XL”, which premiered exclusively with Popdust. Known for its infectious, viral covers, the retro-pop duo offers fans a highly anticipated original tune and announces Party Favors due out later this year.
Filmed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the video’s respective Bonnie and Clyde embark on an adventure after stealing an oversized sweater (perfect for two) from a thrift stop. Fly By Midnight shares “‘XL’ is a very different track for us. The lyrics, production and overall vibe really embody a more indie side.”
Two-time Edison award winning, Grammy nominated trumpeter, composer, producer, designer of innovative instruments and interactive media Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is set to release three albums to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Jazz recordings of 1917. Collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy, the second album in the series Diaspora will be released on June 23rd via Ropeadope.
Diaspora just premiered at Hype Machine, who said “Scott honors the sounds of his youth in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans, while pushing beyond contemporary boundaries, incorporating elements of post-bop, trap and electronics.”
Sir Sly Announce Sophomore Album “Don’t You Worry, Honey”
“Don’t You Worry, Honey is the most intensely personal piece of work I’ve ever been a part of,” says lead singer Landon, explaining the profoundly cathartic experience that was making their new album. “Making this album gave me a safe space to come and make music with two people I appreciated more than anything. That safe space saved my life and gave me a sense of purpose and renewed verve for life. This album is an amalgamation of all feelings and the revelations that came during the process. It’s full of grief, bitterness, lightheartedness, questions I was asking myself along the way, and against all odds, joy. We worked tirelessly to make something we were proud of– something folks could sing along to, dance to, laugh along with, and something to make some folks feel less like they are alone in the world.”
Shawn Mendes Teams Up With Emporio Armani To Launch First Touchscreen Smartwatch Collection
Shawn Mendes has teamed up with Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani to launch the first touchscreen smartwatch collection and new hybrid smartwatch models for the ‘Emporio Armani Connected’ line, available September 14th. Shawn teased the collaboration earlier this week on Twitter, and celebrated the campaign launch by walking the runway as a special guest at Emporio Armani Men’s Spring/Summer 2018 show on Saturday during Milan’s Fashion Week; watch here. A launch event was held afterwards at the Emporio Armani store, with thousands of fan crowding the streets of Milan to see Shawn.
The Nashville-based Wild Ponies are proud to announce the release of their new album, Galax, on August 25, via Gearbox Records. Bridging the gap between old and new, the album features revered Old-Time players Snake Smith, Kyle Dean Smith, and Kilby Spencer from its namesake, Galax, Virginia–and some of the band’s favorite musicians from Nashville– Fats Kaplin, Will Kimbrough, Neilson Hubbard and Audrey Spillman– to create a modern masterpiece with traditional folk influences.
Galax pays tribute to the powerful music and rugged landscape of Southwest Virginia, where both Wild Ponies’ members Doug and Telisha Williams were born and raised. There, in mountain towns like Galax, old-time American music continues to thrive, supported by a community of fiddlers, flat-pickers, and fans. The stripped-back album nods to the band’s history while still pushing forward. Recorded in the shed behind Doug’s old family farm in the Appalachians (steps away from the site where Doug and Telisha were married), Galax returns Wild Ponies to their musical and geographic roots.
Together Pangea Announces New Album
LA rock quartet Together Pangea have announced their latest full length album Bulls and Roosters will be released on August 25, 2017 via Nettwerk. Stereogum broke news of the release last Friday and premiered a music video for the album’s infectious lead single “Better Find Out”. Directed by Steele O’Neal, the video can be seen HERE. Lauded as a “vibrant one-minute-forty-second slice of scratchy garage punk” by Consequence of Sound, “Better Find Out” is available to download/stream now.
Jesea Lee releases dreamy new acoustic single “Great Lakes”
Cleveland-based indie pop songwriter Jesea Lee has released the third single from is upcoming debut EP Sleepspent. “Great Lakes” is an acoustic track about Lee’s fiancée and tells a dreamy story of one’s willingness to endure anything to keep the person they love safe.
The Last Dinosaur release “moving, life affirming” new single, “All My Faith”
Poignant, dreamlike, beautiful: The Last Dinosaur’s The Nothing is a record to swim in. The brainchild of Londoner Jamie Cameron, it’s an album that addresses a tragic event from his teenage years, and transmutes that experience into a cathartic work of art.
At 16, Jamie had met kindred spirit James Macdonald at music college and recorded the 2004 album Good Morning Sunshine… and Goodnight with him under the name When I Was a Little Girl, a well-received debut through the independent label Where It’s At Is Where You Are. But a year later, Jamie was in a car crash that tragically claimed the life of his best friend. Out for the day with one of Jamie’s sisters and another friend, the car aquaplaned and hit another car at a junction. James’ injuries were the worst among the passengers, and when he passed away, Jamie was in a state of shock.
Mare Island has premiered their eponymous, debut EP today via The Big Takeover prior to its release this Friday, June 23. The Bay Area quintet will celebrate with a performance next Thursday, June 29 in San Francisco, at Amnesia.
Last week, Lily released the title track for the album “Electric Love” with Playboy. The shimmering pop gem complements the album’s overtone of overcoming situations involving lust, love and losing oneself – only to be found again on the dance floor.
Southern collective WatchTheDuck present the Deluxe Edition of their acclaimed EP, The Trojan Horse. Executive produced by collaborators T.I., Pharrell Williams, Tricky Stewart, and Steve Aoki, the EP demolishes genre barriers with its unique hip hop / soul meets electronica sound. Additional EP guests include Afrojack, ScHoolboy Q and Candice Pillay. This massive Deluxe Edition includes the original seven tracks and adds eleven remixes, never before seen music videos for “Making Luv To The Beat (feat. T.I. & DJ E-Feezy)” and “Hustler (feat. T.I.),” four alternate VIP mixes from WatchTheDuck and a brand new bonus track, “Back Home.”
In anticipation of this week’s release, WILDSPEAKER have released the album’s closer track, “Renewal”, via Decibel Magazine. The ominous track starts out with an atmospheric, measured heaviness – eerily preparing the listener for a breakneck peak mid-track.
Global Gemini/HBK Gang/Atlantic recording artist Sage The Gemini has announced the release of his eagerly awaited new mixtape. “MORSE CODE” will arrive at all digital music retailers and streaming services on Friday, July 14th.
The Bay Area-based rapper is celebrating “MORSE CODE” with the release of the electrifying new single. “Reverse” premiered exclusively via The FADER and is available at all DSPs and streaming services.
Anna of the North premieres video for “Lovers”
Speaking of the video, Anna describes: “On a literal level, the video is about being lost at a house party and surrounded by couples when your own relationship has fallen apart. Digging deeper, it’s set in the same place as the song, that point when you feel so alone and you’re reaching out but they’re not reaching back. It’s desperate”
KATY PERRY IS NO. 1
Katy Perry’s new album, Witness (Capitol Records), is No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking her third album to debut atop the chart. With 180,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S., it marked the biggest week for an album by a female artist in 2017. It also claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and Current Pop Albums charts.
MISSIO UNVEIL “EVERYBODY GETS HIGH (ACOUSTIC)”
RCA recording artists MISSIO are heralding their potent new single, “Everybody Gets High,” with today’s release of a stripped down new companion visual. “Everybody Gets High (Acoustic)” premieres today at MISSIO’s official YouTube channel.
New artist to check – Sudan Archives
Sudan Archives writes, sings and produces music inspired by R&B, Sudanese fiddlers, experimental electronic music and West African rhythms. She’s 23, self-taught on the violin and originally from Ohio – now the newest signee of stalwart indie label Stones Throw.
She has an EP dropping next month and her first single, “Come Meh Way” is out today- links below to check/ post. I think she’s really brilliant and we’re so excited to be working with her -more music available upon request.
Pandora (NYSE: P) is celebrating national Pride month with the launch of “Sounds Like Pride,” a campaign that highlights diversity, individuality and solidarity. The “Sounds Like Pride” campaign will include a special “Sounds Like Pride” station, exclusive content from emerging LGBTQ+ musicians and Pandora employees, and a charitable donation to The Ally Coalition, whose mission is to create a coalition of allies that will aid and encourage artists and people from every walk of life to use their voices and influence to end discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. The story broke this morning in Huffington Post’s Queer Voices.
Today, Hollow Everdaze shares in full their upcoming album ‘Cartoons’ over at Hype Machine. Drenched in reverbed lushness, Hollow Everdaze have been reimagining psychedelic pop since they began in 2007 by lead vocalist, Dan Baulch and bassist, Jackson Kay in their small town hometown of Bacchus Marsh in Western Victoria.
Hall N’ Nash aka Westside Gunn and Conway have released a video for their Shady Records debut, “Machine Gun Black”. Unveiled this morning by Pigeons and Planes, watch the video for the Just Blaze produced track.
Ashley McBryde is exactly where they said she’d never be– working as an independent singer/songwriter in Nashville, opening for Chris Stapleton and Eric Church, making her Grand Ole Opry debut (6/16), and releasing music when and where she wants to.
Dubbed as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need To Know,” citing she’s “an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert,” McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it’s that honest all-in approach that has led to NPR critic Ann Powers to ask if McBryde could be “among the first post-Stapleton country stars?”
Marcus Santoro introduces the blindingly good ‘Flashpoint’
The ever-impressive Marcus Santoro returns to Enhanced Progressive in a brand new production once again showcasing the Australian’s ear for emotive, euphoric Progressive Trance in ‘Flashpoint’.
Distinctly Marcus Santoro thanks to its entwined chord play and big bassline, ‘Flashpoint’ adds another electrifying production to the Aussie’s now substantial label catalogue.
Proving his talent as a widely respected Progressive Trance producer, Marcus Santoro is well and truly back with ‘Flashpoint’.
Ethiopian-American artist Meklit just premiered her new album When the People Move, the Music Moves Too at PopMatters, who said “With her latest masterpiece, Meklit has affirmed her place among her childhood heroes: at the shining crossroads of two cultures, making truly moving music.”
Clairmont The Second – “The Road”
With prodigious skills behind the mic and behind the boards, as well as an auteurist’s eye for directing music videos, the 19-year-old Clairmont The Second is a modern-day renaissance man. In “The Road,” his latest self-directed video, the rising Toronto artist gives the viewer a glimpse into a day in his life. Running through his morning routine, strolling in his neighborhood, and popping a squat in a schoolyard to watch himself energetically perform on a small screen, “The Road” is a nostalgic, engaging statement from the young artist, premiered by Mass Appeal. A compelling narrative accompanied by signature reverse motion effects, “The Road,” a highlight from Clairmont’s Polaris Music Prize-nominated last project Quest For Milk and Honey, is an awesome introduction to Clairmont the Second for those unfamiliar with his work.
Today, June 19th, 2017, Bradley Wik & The Charlatans are proud to release their first single, “Some Girls (Still Love Rock N Roll).” For those thirsting for a fresh rock n roll sound, Bradley Wik is the answer. Raw and unpretentious, the sound harkens back to the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and the Replacements. No gimmicks, no frills. Just pure passion.
TANK RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WHEN WE”
Atlantic Records recording artist and multi-Grammy nominated singer Tank releases new single “When We” off his upcoming album out this summer. Premiering via ESSENCE.com, the single is a sensual “how to” that will lead listeners to a night of high-powered unadulterated passion and is available now.
LA’s Holy Wars share stunning second single “Orphan”
Holy Wars is fronted by the fierce singer Kat Leon, whose 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. The songs that comprise Holy Wars’ Mother EP were written in the aftermath of Leon’s period of grieving, with “Orphan” specifically referencing the acceptance stage. 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. In turn, Leon had penned Holy Wars’ first collection of songs, a collection of letters set to grief.