Los Angeles art-rocker Josh Onstott, under the moniker New Mystics, has released the new single “Rebels” off of his upcoming album.
Josh is known for his work with Other Lives, a beloved indie band who collaborated with acts like Radiohead and toured with Bon Iver, the National, and others. Hailed as “Music that needs to be made” by Zane Lowe, “Rebels” offers another look into widely anticipated debut album, Smile With Your Teeth which will be released this summer via TH3RD BRAIN Records.
Emerging NYC based singer/songwriter Jason Hamlin has released “Monarch” an explosive new Soul/Pop anthem declaring “We can build a new nation.” The song’s uplifting message perfectly reflects our society’s deepening shift in social consciousness and is a call to action to return to heart-centered living.
Produced by Scott Jacoby (John Legend, Coldplay, Vampire Weekend) and songwriter/producer Orion (Kendra Erika, Majesty), ‘Monarch’ is a deeply grooving, dance floor ready showcase for Hamlin’s powerful aesthetic of combining elements of soul, funk, and Brit-pop underneath sensual, soulful vocals.
Today, Ms. White shares a video for “Full Grown” (dir. Habib Khan Awan) via Out, who describes the video as “equal parts cute and sultry.” You can check out the video along with an exclusive interview here.
TOBACCO drops new single “Got Wet In The Bomb Shelter”
TOBACCO drops a brand new stand-alone digital-only single, “Got Wet In The Bomb Shelter,” his first new music since last year’s Sweatbox Dynasty album. He has also announced a new headlining show in Los Angeles on Aug. 24 (tix on sale this Friday). TOBACCO will also appear at Riot Fest this year in Chicago, on Sept. 15. Black Moth Super Rainbow has also just announced an appearance at this year’s Desert Daze festival, going down in Joshua Tree, CA from Oct. 12-15. You may have caught TOBACCO’s music on the hit HBO show Silicon Valley, as the theme song – the show wraps up with a highly anticipated season finale this upcoming Sunday.
The Lumineers today share a very special live version of their current single “Angela,” complete with performance and vignettes from the road. The video was made from the band’s worldwide Cleopatra tour, which has seen the band sell over 400,000 tickets for their headlining shows.
LA-based, Nordic indie pop artist Majken announces her debut album, Dancing Mountains, due out August 2017. Today, she also shares the first single and video, “Fainted Love” via The 405, who they call her an “Ethereal pop singer” with a “powerful single” and “long-standing track that will soon be on her debut album.” The LP was produced by Jesse Nolan in LA (Caught a Ghost) and Maxime Sokolinski in Paris (Hologram, Sweaters, Soko). The forthcoming album follows her debut EP, Deronda Hotel, and features five remastered versions of previous EP tracks, in addition to the unheard material.
“This song was written with hope for Human Rights and EQUALITY for the world we live in and all the worlds after,” says lead singer Travis Clark. “We’ve decided to release it today specifically in support of Gay Pride month and dedicate it to all those who were effected by the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub just a few miles away from my home in Orlando, FL. I hope this song can help everyone in need of a friend and an ally. We love you all and appreciate all the love and support you’ve shown us over the years, it’s time to give that same love and support to every soul on this earth.”
Jonathan “J Styles” Banks is an emerging rapper and hip hop artist from Marion, Indiana. He recently dropped his latest mixtape “Rap While I Trap” with his label TrapUnionRecords.
Focused and determined, J Styles has always had a passion for music and is now making his dreams a reality with the release of his new music video for “Now You Know”.
New single ‘Så Blå’ premieres at The Line Of Best Fit: “The trance-like rhythms are incredible, but the real showstopper is Gade’s low “singing” voice barking out lyrics in Danish. Any language barrier is overcome by the Dane’s passion in delivering his lyrics, and there’s little doubt the band’s debut EP is going to be something spectacular.”
The track is a brassy garage-inflected tune reminiscent of Sweet Female Attitude or T2, FEMME comments, ??Fire With Fire? is about facing a challenge and picking a fight. It celebrates squaring up to your fears, staring straight down the barrel and letting the world know you’re not about to be steamrolled?.
LAOISE was inspired to write the EP when she was at a halfway point in her recovery from mental and physical difficulties, hence the title ?Halfway?. This resulted in LAOISE experimenting with various genres and sounds as she began to rebuild and reinvent herself along with her music. The final track, continues in a brooding ominous direction.
This summer of 2017 marks the return of Unbuttoned to the indepedent music scene. Revered as “tight and theatrical…voices working together to croon listeners into a beautiful new place” (Noisey), and providing listener’s a “Full bodied sonic experience, one equipped with live instrumentation, cinematic production and soulful vocals” (Boi-1da.net), they return with their sophomore album release, Liquid.
On September 8th, seminal indie rock band the Dream Syndicate will release their fifth studio album, How Did I Find Myself Here? The band’s first album since 1988, How Did I Find Myself Here? also marks their debut for ANTI- Records.
Today, the Dream Syndicate shares the first single and title track from How Did I Find Myself Here? With its heavy grooves, hypnotic guitar work, and gorgeously fractured textures, the 11-minute-plus piece of sprawling psych-rock feels both classic and forward-pushing.
So speaks Dave Grohl of the mission statement made manifest in Foo Fighters’ ninth epic, the aptly-titled Concrete and Gold, due out September 15 worldwide on Roswell Records / RCA Records and available for preorder now.
Just as Foo Fighters’ anthem of the summer “Run” “opens as a dreamy, slow burner then… quickly turns heavy as thunder” (BILLBOARD) with its “huge triumphant chorus” (STEREOGUM), Concrete and Gold marries some of the most insanely heavy FF riffs ever with lush harmonic complexities courtesy of a first time team-up with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Pink).
This unlikely alliance came about through a bizarre sequence of surprise musical obsessions and chance encounters: Listening to the radio during a drive roughly four years ago, Grohl first heard “Again and Again” by Kurstin’s band The Bird & The Bee—”It blew my mind… it was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.”
Son Little Announces Fall Tour
Son Little’s anticipated new album New Magic arrives on September 15th. The first track to be released is “Blue Magic,” a powerful modernist interpretation of Philly soul complete with chiming glockenspiel bells and old school female backing vocals. No Depression calls it “an enchanted track with the potential to be the song of the summer for fans old and new.”
Chris Rojas, Meridith Valiando Rojas and Disney Music Group announced the formation of their new label, RMI Recordings, today. In addition to signing digital-first talent to RMI, the deal includes a publishing arm with multi-platinum producer/songwriter Chris Rojas and Disney Music Publishing. Marketing efforts will be combined to maximize digital and branding initiatives.
Chris & Meridith are the co-founders of DigiTour Media, the leading producer of live events featuring social media talent. Chris recently wrote and produced social superstar Jacob Sartorius’ “Last Text” EP , whose independent release debuted at #1 on iTunes, and has written and produced music for A-list artists including P!nk, Flo-Rida, Backstreet Boys and Vanessa Hudgens among many others. Chris also co-produced the song for Coca-Cola’s #MakeItHappy digital SuperBowl spot featuring Jordin Sparks, Bea Miller, and Victoria Justice. Meridith, a former record and publishing A&R executive and music manager, has emerged as one of the most sought-after thought leaders on the subject of Gen-Z and the digital generation. The husband-and-wife team have produced over 300 live events for the teen market that have generated hundreds of thousands of ticket sales and helped to launch the careers of many artists.
A versatile artist unbound by genre, Ro Ransom is not your typical New York rapper. Floating over a richly textured instrumental with rumbling bass, Ro rhymes about his lavish lifestyle on “Prettiest,” his latest single. Recruiting popular Toronto rapper Jazz Cartier for a verse, Ro boasts about driving Teslas, bedding models, and drinking in the VIP on this melodic banger. Premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 and debuted on the web by Highsnobiety, “Prettiest” is a genre-bending cut from Ro Ransom, who blends singing with his rap-rhythmic dexterity into a vital cocktail. Produced by Tim Suby, “Prettiest” is the perfect follow-up to “Doppelganger,” Ro Ransom’s last single, which Spotify listed on their Most Necessary playlist.
Australian producer Asher Parkes releases new single “Represent”
Asher collaborated with some of his country’s notable talents, including Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, Hiatus Kaiyote, Japanese Wallpaper), Benny Morgan (Cut Copy, Flume) and Simon Lam (Kllo, I’lls) and has also built a nice resume for himself, but it is on his own materials that he can truly shine.
Breaker – “My Body” Video
Breaker Novogratz has been busy since releasing his latest hit single, “Home”. The multi-talented teen is starring in his own web series, appropriately named Breaking Breaker, which also features his brother, Five. The web series follows Breaker’s climb in the pop music world, and coincided with the release of his latest single, “My Body” available on Spotify & iTunes now.
Shannon Lay Premieres “All This Life Going Down” video via Impose
Today, Shannon Lay premieres the video for “All This Life Going Down” – the title-track from her debut album out now, on Do Not Disturb Records. Lay will tour with Kevin Morby in August and September as direct support in North America.
Best known for playing guitar in the band Feels (Castle Face Records), Shannon had been crafting lo-fi bedroom recordings and playing solo shows for years before Brian Lee Hughes, co-founder of Castleface Records, and founder of Do Not Disturb Records, laid his hands on the tracks. He was instantly struck by how her songs medicated his mood. “I didn’t just like it, I needed it,” he recalls.
The Struts to open first leg of Foo Fighters’ U.S. Tour
Acclaimed UK band The Struts will open the first leg of Foo Fighters’ national tour, playing arena shows throughout the mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The tour will kick off with the inaugural show at Washington, D.C.’s brand new venue, The Anthem, of which Dave Grohl has said, “The new place is set to become the number one venue in America, I shit you not.”
Leeds Shoegazers Colour of Spring Stream ‘Sun’
Leeds shoegazers Colour of Spring stream Sun ahead of the release of their self-titled EP this Friday (23rd June) via House of Love Records.
Comprising of Shane Hunter (vocals, guitar), Robin Deione (guitar), Tom Gregory (bass), Mark Rochman (drums) and Charlie Addison (keys), the indie outfit have already attracted significant praise from the blogosphere (NME, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash), with their fuzzy riffs and distorted guitars drawing welcome comparisons to the likes of Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils and Slowdive.
Fifteen years deep into an incredibly consistent and rewarding career, Seether continues to thrive, pushing their creative boundaries while remaining true to their fiercely loyal, worldwide fan base. Poison the Parish is Seether at their very best, a gripping and self-assured affirmation of a quintessential hard rock band in peak form.
Seether’s 5th Annual Rise Above Fest, the largest suicide awareness event in the world, which will be held Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd at Darling’s Waterfront Park in Bangor, Maine will feature performers including Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm, Falling in Reverse, and more.
Public Service Broadcasting Share “People Will Always Need Coal”
Boasting of a ‘secure future in Welsh coal’ and ‘having enough coal for another four hundred years’, People Will Always Need Coal, the latest track from Public Service Broadcasting’s new album Every Valley, offers a window into the world of Welsh mining in its heyday. Laced with dark irony given the events that were to unfold not ten years later, the track documents the recruitment drive to persuade more young men to dive into a career that offers ‘money, lots of money, and security’. As the song unfolds to march climactically and ‘confidently to what may lie ahead’, an unsettling, foreboding feel undercuts an almost carnival atmosphere.
Watch video for Moa Pillar ‘And the Moon Stopped’
Moa Pillar returns with his second LP, ‘Hymns’, on Karelian label Full of Nothing. To be released on July 26th, ‘Hymns’ follows the epic album ‘Humanity’ (2015).
Offering up five tracks of transcendental heavy bass and beats, Moa Pillar aka Fedor Pereverzev, slams the worlds of authentic folk, tribal music, forward thinking electronica and dark techno together, unapologetically creating illuminating effects on his latest LP. Refusing to follow convention, Pereverzev produces his own, soul elevating sound art with his eclectic textures and sounds.
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.
Sleeptalk Release Music Video for Dizzying New Single “Young”
Electro-pop quartet Sleeptalk from Los Angeles has released a new music video for their single “Young.” The track comes from their debut self-titled album that will be released on July 28th via Artery Recordings, which includes a combination of remastered versions of songs from their earlier EPs as well as brand new tracks. The alluring music video detailing a night of youthful rebellion premiered with Substream Magazine.
Northwest Indiana’s Cloakroom have announced that their second album Time Well is set for an August 18 release on CD/2xLP/digital formats, marking the band’s debut for the esteemed Relapse Records. Grandiose and deeply insular, Time Well is a work that transcends simple genre descriptors as the trio prove dually capable of conjuring lumbering walls of sound as well as forlorn Americana (as predicted by a recent Songs: Ohia cover the band posted to Bandcamp). Cloakroom occupies a space between worlds, crafting its unique brand of thoughtfully heavy music, something Relapse has long specialized in.
Hoop is drawn to touch in their “Drawn To You”
Hoop began as a recording project between songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Caitlin Roberts (Autococoon) and Nich Wilbur (Hungry Cloud Darkening) at Wilbur’s studio The Unknown in Anacortes, WA, while Roberts was living in town for eight months in 2014. The songs they created could only have been made in this pensive small-town environment. Wilbur’s minimalist taste and Roberts’ knack for melody merge to create a sound that is equal parts precise and soft. The recording exhibits sparse yet driving instrumentation and calm distortion, iced with Roberts’ moody, deliberate vocal performance, and Allyson Foster’s (Mount Eerie, LAKE, Stephen Steinbrink) hi-fi ear-candy vocal cameos. Super Genuine is grunge nostalgia augmented by the emotional intelligence of a 21st-century feminist and the sensibilities of a skilled producer.
Screaming for Silence have announced tour dates in support of their new, independent release titled House of Glass due out on July 28, 2017. The House of Glass Tour will kick off on the same day, July 28th in Ames, Iowa at DG’s Taphouse and conclude on August 19th in Omaha, Nebraska. The band will premiere the lyric video for the first single off of the release, currently at radio, and also titled “House of Glass” on CrypticRock.com today!
Hortlax Cobra is Peter Bjorn and John drummer John Eriksson’s solo electronic project. Unlike the sanguine indie-pop of the former, Hortlax Cobra brims with industrial synth layers and playful electronic notes.
Avant-garde single “Light As A Feather” is off Hortlax Cobra’s third album, Lightworks and features the powerful, heady vocals of Beatrice Eli. Eli breathes soul into the dark, techno track, creating an intriguing contrast between human and machine.
GUCCI MANE RELEASES NEW TRACK “TONE IT DOWN” FT. CHRIS BROWN!
Fresh off the release of his new mix tape “Drop Top Wop,” Gucci Mane drops new single “Tone It Down” ft. Chris Brown.
Alternative 4-piece Zoo Harmonics announce new single “Whole Again”
Tel-Aviv based alternative rock band Zoo Harmonics are set to release their single”Whole Again” in July. The track is the second single taken from their excellent sophomore album ‘Iketan’ and offers a restrained intro before bursting out full energy.
The band has become synonymous with ever infectious and high-energy live shows and a penchant for crafting hook-filled indie rock/alternative gems. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Weezer and Billy Talent, the four-piece are injecting new fire into the alt-rock sphere.
“The Awakening” is the latest volatile single from Bay Area hardcore/thrash metal warriors WILDERNESS DREAM. The track, which hails from the band’s impending Paralysis Rise EP, has been hurled into the public domain through an exclusive premiere at MetalSucks.
Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough Set To Release Debut EP This Friday
Scarborough, also known as Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, is slated to release his debut EP, Mystified, on Friday, June 23rd. The album – written, produced and arranged by Joe Scarborough – is the first official musical offering from the award-winning television personality, with more original music to come over the next 4 years. Mystified will be available for streaming and purchase on Friday, June 23rd.
The Mystified EP release party is set for Thursday, June 22nd at The Cutting Room in New York City.
On his new music, Joe says, “I’ve got a hell of a lot of songs to get out there, so I’ll be releasing them in waves with a EP every month for the next four years. I may take a quick rest after releasing my first 200 songs.”
Having set the pace with the recent 80’s electro-house single ‘Controller’ ft. Farris Badwan, Hercules & Love Affair switch down a gear on their new single release “Omnion” ft. Sharon Van Etten – out today – also the title track of the act’s forthcoming fourth studio album, scheduled for release on September 1st via Big Beat Records. “Omnion” is a triumphant sliver of tuneful electronica, premiering this morning on Pitchfork.
Seven-time Grammy Award®-winning trio Lady Antebellum takes their recently released sixth studio album HEART BREAK (Capitol Records Nashville) to the big screen one July 25th with Artists Den Presents Lady Antebellum. Giving fans up-close-and-personal access from the comfort of their local movie theater, the multi-PLATINUM trio will share a rare side as they perform new music for the first time including their current Top 10 hit “You Look Good,” along with additional offerings of new songs mixed with renditions of their biggest hits.
“We came back so much more appreciative and filled with gratitude for one another, and the career that we’ve been so blessed to have,” said Hillary Scott. For an additional look at Artists Den presents Lady Antebellum, watch the trailer here.
Full-Service Independent Label Offers an “Artist Friendly, Socially Conscious” Model, Donates Half of Album Proceeds to Music Charities
The Giving Groove is a new record label founded by Philadelphia-based music industry veterans with a mission to help artists realize their musical vision while giving back to the community.
The Giving Groove is a full-service independent record label that offers artist support at every step of the album release process—from development, recording, and distribution, to package design, to international promotion. The label features a diverse roster of local and national artists including The Dead Milkmen, OOLALA, Hoots & Hellmouth, and DECONTROL, with additional bands being announced this summer.
This Friday marks the official release of Hydrogen, the anticipated debut from BARDSPEC. A stunning fusion of stirring, hallucinatory synth-sounds, mercurial guitar effects and hypnotic rhythms that navigate illusory landscapes, BARDSPEC features Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin.
Rising R&B star Kehlani has been honored by the RIAA with a trio of gold single certifications. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated R&B sensation received three plaques marking the certifications this weekend during her sold out headline show at The Novo in Los Angeles.
POWER METALLISTS PHEAR RETURN WITH NEW EP TITLED THE CURSE LIVES ON
If you long for the sounds of vintage power and thrash metal with a prog twist, then there is a fast-rising band that perfectly fits this description – Phear. Comprised of Patrick Mulock – Lead Vocals, Graham Stirrett – Guitar / Backing Vocals, Tyson Emanuel – Guitar / Backing Vocals, Chris Boshis – Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals, Chris Lewis – Drums / Percussion / Backing Vocals, the band is gearing up to issue a five-track EP, ‘The Curse Lives On’ (release date Friday, June 30th, 2017), which follows their debut full-length, ‘Insanitarium.’
“Phear was formed in Toronto in 2015,” explains Patrick. “I played in Metal Blade recording artists EIDOLON with Glen and Shawn Drover – formerly of Megadeth – from 2001-2004. Prior to that I was in a local outfit called Rampage that had some success in the Toronto area, and for some strange reason, Australia. After a semi-retirement from music (2004- 2014), I had the Rampage boys over to discuss doing it again. Unfortunately, all couldn’t commit due to other bands, jobs etc. So, with 2 new members and 3 original rampage members, we formed PHEAR.”
Today, Philadelphia-based cinematic indie-folk outfit ROSU LUP have teamed up with PASTE MAGAZINE to release their brand new single “Rain/Glitter”. Paste said the band, “continue to impress us with their musical abilities. The track is smart, folksy pop that brings an irresistible feeling of hope.”
LA’s Holy Wars + Skope Magazine
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, and how she felt after losing her parents. 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.
Queer, Bay Area Molly House Records share vogue-inspired video for “Kitty Klap”
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.
Billy Raffoul – “Driver” Video Out Now
Billy Raffoul released his debut single “Driver” in early May to raves from the press.
The Arcturians Release “Storm”
Through emotional female vocals, yearning chords, and a nasty fusion of dubstep and bass house, The Arcturians tell a fervent story on their New Noise debut “Storm.”
Well$ – “Strictly For My Niggaz”
Spinning weblike rhymes with a commanding growl over, Charlotte’s Well$ is at the forefront of NC’s rising tide of talented emcees. Today, Well$ shares the crackly, semi-VHS visual for “Strictly For My Niggaz,” putting new meaning to the phrase ‘behind the camera.’ Whether it’s scooping a droptop for a joyride, taking a trip to the carnival, or halting traffic, Well$ does it all with the help of his crew. Produced by Immaculate Taste labelmate Lucho, the 2pac-honoring “Strictly For My Niggaz” was written by Well$ on a trip to South Africa a few years ago, meant to serve as a tribute and anthem for his label and friends. Directed by Summit Collective, “Strictly For My Niggaz” is the first visual from from Well$’ latest project, All Kings Get Their Heads Chopped Off, premiered by NOISEY in June.
Pardoner announces debut album ‘Uncontrollable Salvation’
San Francisco’s Pardoner will release their debut album entitled Uncontrollable Salvation via Father/Daughter Records (Vagabon, Diet Cig, SPORTS, Alex Napping) on September 8, 2017. The album’s opener and lead single “Blue Hell” is a shining example of the band’s angsty, hook-laden guitar rock. Uncontrollable Salvation was recorded at The Atomic Garden with producer Jack Shirley.
JAHN ROME – “Burn”
Jahn Rome runs it back once again with “Burn.” A heartfelt and defiant record that details heartbreak in the most intimate and painful ways. Dissecting conflict and personal strife in a rapid two-minute sprint, Jahn spits quickly and clearly, softening his edges with silky smooth crooning. “Burn” is available now on all platforms and is one of nearly a dozen Jahn Rome tracks forthcoming — stay tuned.
In the wake of the release of their self-titled debut album this past March, epic black metal horde ORM now premieres a new video for the track “Ancient Echoes” via Metal Injection.
Chris Cornell’s Official Music Video For His Song “The Promise”
Multi-Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe nominee Chris Cornell’s official music video for his song “The Promise” was released this morning by Survival Pictures. “The Promise” was Cornell’s last release prior to his passing.