Melbourne artist, MEG MAC reveals another taste of her long awaited debut album, LOW BLOWS, with the powerful new song, “Don’t Need Permission”, premiering on COMPLEX- a track that they describe as “soaring and inspiring”.
NICO & VINZ SHARE BRAND NEW TRACK “INTRIGUED”
Multiplatinum-certified and critically acclaimed Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz share their brand new track “Intrigued” today. It’s now available at all digital retailers and streaming platforms via Warner Bros. Records.
“Psalms Of Chaos VII – In Praise” – the seventh recording in the ongoing Psalms Ov Khaos series by New York City-based black/death coven TELOCH VOVIN – is available today for the Summer Solstice.
Following the release of his breakout debut mixtape, 4 Reasons, featuring hits “Wat U Mean (Aye, Aye, Aye)” and “Spend It,” Atlanta rapper/singer Dae Dae continues to deliver melodic metaphors over hi-energy trap production with “New Wave.” The Nitti Beatz-produced song shows Dae Dae in prime form declaring that a new wave is brewing in music and he’s to blame. Premiering on WorldStarHipHop, the catchy track will be available on all DSPs next Friday, June 30th. It comes in preparation for the 300 Entertainment artist’s upcoming mixtape, 5 Reasons, due out this summer!
Hey Violet premiere the lyric video for their new single “Hoodie” today- watch it HERE.
Donnie Wahlberg Rocks Chicagoland Raising $759k to Help Kids with Autism for Generation Rescue
There was electricity in the air last night in St. Charles, IL. New Kids On The Block member Donnie Wahlberg joined forces with Generation Rescue for Another Evening with Donnie Wahlberg and Special Guests concert, raising $759,000 to spread awareness and help fund autism treatment for low-income and at-risk families.
The Blue Bloods star’s wife, Jenny McCarthy, kicked off the show with a heartfelt speech to fans and announced the groundbreaking, in St. Charles, of a custom built integrative health clinic providing comprehensive treatment for all individuals across the special needs spectrum.
“Sometimes the stars align and create something that is so captivating that you feel honored being there in that moment understanding when it leaves you will never again witness such a moment. Queensbridge has lost one of its brightest stars one that at times shined brighter than all while simultaneously being the guiding light for others (including myself) to find their way. One of hip-hop’s greatest dreams will never be fulfilled because the moment that was, will never be and we are all looking at the void in the sky. P and I shared mutual admiration even when it was alliance versus allegiance I always tried to be the voice of reason. I didn’t like how he spoke of people in his book even though he spoke highly of me in the book I just didn’t understand his consequential reasoning for how he spoke of others. In hindsight I guess that’s what defined P. He always did something that made us question “why the fuck he did that” but he always ascended from the treacherous waters he willingly dived in. I regret that I won’t see him again in this life but I have so many memories and so much appreciation for what he has done for me directly and indirectly. Some of my most memorable features were with P. He inspired me and never had to hear my verse to try to outshine me. He just did his verse and the rest, as they say, is history.Right now is the time for everyone to be there for Prodigy’s family and be the support that keeps Havoc sustained. Because no one can imagine what he is going through right now we all knew and loved P but it was Havoc who introduced us all to him. Lastly, love him or hate him you will never replace him for he was the HNIC” – CORMEGA
ROMANIA’S BIGGEST BAND ARRIVE IN THE UK THIS OCTOBER
Following epic sold out shows in Romania’s biggest venues and appearances at Europe’s biggest festivals, VAMA arrive in the UK ahead of their new album release for a select run of special shows this Autumn.
Through their epic live shows and soaring songwriting, VAMA help rebels and dreamers alike find their escape. The Romanian quintet have been a staple on the scene for nearly a decade and although their name is still new to many in the UK, they are poised to make a big impact in 2017 with their new album, produced by James Lewis (Arctic Monkeys, Rudimental, The Wombats, Charli XCX) and exclusive shows throughout October in London, Manchester and Glasgow.
With a style reminiscent of artists such as Coldplay, Kings of Leon and The Killers, their music harnesses the unique ability to be at home in settings as colossal as stadiums and as intimate as living rooms.
Dutch duo Vicetone present their new single ‘I Hear You’, out today via Monstercat.
‘I Hear You’ is a solid display of Vicetone’s finely-tuned production style. Built around a pitched vocal hook, the catchy single boasts a stomping bassline and full-bodied synth melodies. The duo’s latest serving is sure to prove a massive hit with their loyal following.
Sega Bodega – ‘Nivea’
Fresh off the back of his six-track ‘Ess B’ EP, Sega Bodega returns to Crazylegs with new single, ‘Nivea’.
After also recently masterminding NTS’ recent, three-part ‘Radio Ghibli’ series — a tribute to the iconic Japanese animated film studio, Studio Ghibli — Bodega hones straight back in on the club with ‘Nivea’, which drops with an accompanying video directed by London-based filmmaker, Luke Carlisle.
Rita Ora Releases Video For “Your Song”
Rita Ora releases the video for “Your Song,” the first single from her upcoming US debut album on Atlantic Records. The video was filmed in Vancouver and directed by Michael Haussman (Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Madonna).
Swedish vocal powerhouse Elias releases new track ‘Hope’
Rising Swedish star Elias has revealed the brand new track ‘Hope’, which will appear on his debut album set for release later this year via Warner Music. ‘Hope’ is a stunningly soulful pop number, showcasing his breathtaking vocal talent, beautiful harmonies and strong emotive songwriting skills.
Straight out of Middletown, Connecticut, Don Zio P arrives today with his debut single “Dunk On Yo Bitch.”
HAIM Release Video For “Want You Back”
HAIM release the music video for ‘Want You Back,’ the first single from their highly-anticipated sophomore album, “Something To Tell You” (July 7 on Columbia Records). The video was directed by Jake Schreier (Chance The Rapper, Cashmere Cat) and was shot at dawn in Sherman Oaks, CA. The clip finds Este, Danielle and Alana joyfully strutting down the valley streets they grew up on.
VIRAL MARIONETTE VIDEO ATTRACTS NEW TECH TALENT
30 billion gadgets are expected to be connected by 2020. At the same time, a new survey shows that technology is the thing that frustrates us the most – even more than telephone queues and delayed trains. Now technology company Semcon is looking for 500 new staff to develop smart products that focus on the needs of users. And to help them, they’ve launched the successful new video “The Internet of S**t Song”.
Eight Sins shared its new album ‘Serpents’ for full on YouTube
About six months or a little bit more after the official release of its brand new ‘Serpents’, French Hardcore/Metal/Thrash gang Eight Sins just shared officially the whole album for full streaming on YouTube while the band will play this summer (on July 5th) with the cult hardcore unit Agnostic Front @ Ilyade Club (Grenoble, France).
Premiering on PopDust, Emily brings the summer vibes to life in her new video: she stops to enjoy some ice cream, shows some attitude, and catches some waves; a perfect summer day for the LA-resident. The “sunny and bombastic music video [PopDust]” highlights Emily’s lilting, charming voice as it rolls effortlessly over the upbeat, driving synth lines. Produced by Gazzo, the track has been featured by top tastemakers such as Suicide Sheep, CloudKid, iEDM, and more.
DEPECHE MODE RELEASES INNOVATIVE 360 VIDEO OF“GOING BACKWARDS”
Long celebrated for quality videos that are as innovative and provocative as the music they make, Depeche Mode is once again releasing a thrilling music video, with today’s release of “Going Backwards.” The stunning video, featuring a stripped-back performance of the track and filmed in 360 degree technology, can be seen online here.
Produced by Neil Brockbank (Nick Lowe) and Robert Trehern in two sessions at Gold Top Studios in London, London Southern is a genre skipping collection of brilliantly written songs with a variety of distinguished collaborators helping along the way, including: Odie Blackmon, Kendell Marvel, John Oates and Dan Penn.
Ruston Kelly Premieres New Video ‘Black Magic’
Nashville singer and songwriter, Ruston Kelly, who just announced a summer tour, has teamed up with American Songwriter to premiere his video for “Black Magic.” The powerful and evocative track is the first single off Kelly’s debut EP, Halloween, which is available now via Washington Square Music. The EP, produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit, Jenny Lewis), mixes folk lyricism, grunge attitude, country heart, Americana spirit and rock energy to create his unique and haunting sound.
Phoenix-based band the Technicolors’ forthcoming album Metaphysical (out July 7) focuses on “a void”—the one between where its frontman, Brennan Smiley, is, and where he’d like to go. Today we are pleased to premiere “Impostor!,” a single from that very LP, which seems to encapsulate this concept. “The song is about everyone’s constant need of explanation for everything,” says Smiley. “Everyone wants you to explain yourself, tell why you did something a certain way, as opposed to just feelin’ it and letting it move you, or maybe challenge you to think differently.”
There has always been something sort of funny about Hypoluxo’s music—not the melodies themselves, but the tone of each song, both what’s being said and how. It’s more clever, more coy—the sort of humor that might elicit a smirk between sips of coffee or provoke a puff of laughter in an inappropriate moment.
Teen Vice is a NYC based rock band consisting of Tammy Hart (guitars, vocals), Joshua Ackley (bass, vocals), May Dantas (guitars, vocals) and Derek Pippin (drums).
A live powerhouse, in its short existence Teen Vice has already received accolades in Impose (twice), Jezebel, Vice, Brooklyn Vegan, East Coast Rocker, and more recently premiered a video via Impose. Teen Vice’s live debut was opening for punk legends Pansy Division, and the band will open in June for iconic Riot Grrrl band, The Red Aunts. The band’s sound consists of Fleetwood Mac style melodies played with the ferociousness and passion of Live Through This era Hole.
Sam Patch—the new project by Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire—proudly unveils the video for “St. Sebastian”, off the debut album Yeah You, and I out now on Dep Records.
Directed by Brantley Gutierrez and produced by Kyle Schember, the video follows a man’s ordinary day at the office juxtaposed with surreal underwater scenes and elegant synchronized swimmers. The images brilliantly complement the song and album’s exploration of what motivates us in our lives and how we choose to distract ourselves from who we we really are.
CAGE THE ELEPHANT SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
GRAMMY® Award winners, Cage The Elephant will release UNPEELED worldwide on July 28th via RCA Records. The new album was recorded over a series of intimate shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville where the band performed in a stripped down arrangement with a string quartet and additional percussion. UNPEELED features twenty-one tracks: eighteen curated songs from their past four albums plus three reimagined versions of existing songs. Said front man Matt Shultz about the inspiration behind the album: “Many times you’re adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don’t realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song.”
San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Co. and legendary Long Beach reggae-punk pioneers Sublime announce today that Sublime Mexican Lager, a collaborative effort between band and brewer to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original release of Sublime’s debut album, 40oz. to Freedom, will be introduced in Southern California on Saturday, July 15.
To coincide with the launch, AleSmith Brewing Co. will host a release party featuring a keg-tapping ceremony, poster signing by drummer Bud Gaugh, food trucks, live graffiti artists and music from DJ PRODUCT 1969c, who worked on Sublime’s album Robbin’ The Hood.
The song premiered on All Things Go who said, “Intricate layers of rhythm and strings warm us like a gentle fire and reiterate the importance of quality songwriting.”
KATY PERRY MAKES GOLD & PLATINUM HISTORY!
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced that Katy Perry’s iconic song “Roar” (Capitol Records) has earned a Diamond certification surpassing the 10-million threshold counting song sales and streams in the United States. With the new certification of “Roar,” which follows previously Diamond-certified songs “Dark Horse” and “Firework,” Katy becomes the first artist in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to earn three RIAA Diamond Song Awards.
Trump, Hillary, and Clowns in one rap music video?
Kidd Wes has co-written the Timmy Thomas’ hit “Why Can’t We Live Together”, which later became the sample for Drake’s “Hotline Bling”. He has outcharted Kendrick Lamar and Joey Bada$$ on college radio with his 2015 debut album Youngworld, which was recently placed on Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club. He has performed to sold-out crowds at SXSW and A3C Festival.
ALDAE LONG DROPS NEW VIDEO FOR “UNDERWATER”
L.A based, by way of Fort Worth, TX artist, Aldae Long releases the latest video for “Underwater” off his No Chaser mixtape.
Premiering on Mass Appeal, the video features proactive imagery that allows the viewer to interpret the video as they see it. “The idea behind underwater is duality, sin the antagonist, myself the protagonist,” shares Aldae, “listen to the song as if drugs or alcohol were taking to an addict.”
With a knack for telling compelling street tales and one of the smoothest voices in rap music, the prolific Trae Tha Truth represents for Houston wherever he goes. Delving into more personal territory for his ninth solo studio album, Trae returns with Tha Truth Pt. 3, a detailed portrait of the man behind the mic. An epic 18-track effort packed with street wisdom and rich storytelling, Tha Truth Pt. 3 is the second full-length this year from Trae, following Tapped In, a collaborative album with gritty Sacramento rapper Mozzy. Boasting an all-star list of guest appearances, and production from Watson The Great, Mook Beatz, Ayo The Producer, and others, Tha Truth Pt. 3 releases on July 21st.
MALLRAT Inks Label Deal And Lands A Google Sync
Nettwerk Records is thrilled to announce that Australia’s Mallrat (aka Grace Shaw) has joined Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which includes artists like Angus & Julia Stone, SYML, Mr Little Jeans, Hermitude, The Veils, Harrison Brome, Savoir Adore, Vök, Radical Face, Boxed In, William Fitzsimmons and Kill J.
Mallrat is the Hannah Montana of the rap game. Teenage newcomer’s debut EP Uninvited features Spotify & blog favorites, collecting over 9 million plays on Spotify, and support from tastemakers BBC’s Zane Lowe, Lorde, Chloe Moretz, KCRW, NME, Triple J, Noisey/Vice, Kitsune, with several #1s tracks on Hype Machine’s “Most Popular” chart.
Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia is a music and arts collaboration project designed to bring awareness to the growing problem of Islamophobia. According to the Department of Justice, incidents of bullying, discrimination and hate crimes towards American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim have dramatically increased over the past year.
NØMADS share scorching new single “Dementophøbia”
The more you question if there are voices in your head, the more the question itself becomes a voice. In a time when so many things about our daily world seem insane, Dementophobia is a phobia that is likely more common than it is diagnosed. On the track, frontman Nathan Lithgow sings the paranoid refrain “Find a faster, louder way to give. Something wrong is always happening; just a prayer for a partial lobotomy. Excuse me I’m all out of me.”
NPR Music today premiered Manchester Orchestra’s video for the “cinematic” new song “The Alien,” the second single from the Atlanta band’s forthcoming album A Black Mile To The Surface, which will be released July 28th, 2017 via Loma Vista Recordings. “The Daniels, a directing duo of whom I am a ridiculously big fan, worked as the creative directors of A Black Mile To The Surface, and together we created a few music videos and all the album art. A Black Mile To The Surface allowed for a lot of room to invoke feelings through gravity,” says video director Mike Dempsey.
At just 16 years old, Atlanta’s Domani effortlessly defies first-glance judgements with his world-weary lyricism and skillful, sing-song flow. Following the March release of his first official project The Constellation, Domani shares the blacklight-soaked visual for “For You.” Directed by AlphaMale Visuals and premiered by HipHopDX, “For You” finds Domani leaning on a candy-painted Impala, melodically making his case to beautiful women in a graffiti-covered concrete jungle: “Tell me what’s the deal, why you tryna take the wheel when a n**ga blowin’ up/I know baby you nervous I won’t be the same person when the numbers goin’ up/Now you seeing the reaction that I’m getting when I’m passing all the women in the room/I thought that you’d be happy ’cause I worked for this, stop acting like I didn’t do this for you.”
The maiden single from the debut by INTRCPTR, “Sandstorms,”is now playing through a co-premiere at partnered sites BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges, as the EP nears July release through Magic Bullet Records.
INTRCPTR is the impossibly brilliant pairing of guitarist Ben Carr and drummer Larry Herweg. Longtime veterans of ungodly catchy riffs within the framework of all things heavy, the duo does not disappoint in the slightest when it comes to one’s preconceptions of what becomes possible when collaborative inspiration between mutually-respected friends persists and persists.
The first song from their new EP, Sour Patch, the angsty, catchy “Not That”, just premiered at The Wild Honey Pie, who said, “There’s no better time for power-pop than the middle of summer. Richmond’s Big Baby new track is exactly the kind of sweet-and-sour pop that makes for the perfect sweaty listening. ‘Not That’ is a flawless 2 minutes of jangle and jam, a pop track that’s laden in guitars and lo-fi vocals that sound straight out of the ‘wall of sound’ production of the 60s.”
SALEMS LOTT have just revealed their brand new music video for “Enigma” via Alternative Press. Directed by Ian Moore and produced by UWOWI, the video features custom anime-style animation depicting the band in a dystopian society whose people are on-the-verge of battle with one another. The battle stems from the dissolving of individualism and a hyper-focus on equality.
Six-time Grammy-Award nominated rapper, producer and multi instrumentalist B.o.B, premiered the video for his single “Mr. Mister” from his new album ETHER [No Genre/EMPIRE] with Funny Or Die today. The video, directed by Kyle O’Brien & Oscar Perez, features the multi-platinum Atlanta artist as Tupac, Bruce Lee, Mr. Clean and more in this hilarious hi-grade creation. In the video, B.o.B changed outfits over twenty times, breaking Taylor Swift’s record for most outfit changes in the “Blank Space” video. What’s more, B.o.B has submitted an application to be inducted into Guinness World Records for having the most costume changes in a music video.
Xan Griffin Releases Indie-Pop Single “Cancer”
Releasing the second element to his year-long Zodiac project, Xan Griffin captures his experiences with those who identify as a Cancer sign in the synonymous single “Cancer” featuring Emilia Ali.
Los Angeles’ Among Savages releases the stunning video for the “If You See Her” single and announces the release of their new album Accounts of Friend and Foe slated for 7/21.
CATCH UP ON FIRST WE FEAST’S ‘FOOD GRAILS’
“Food Grails” gives a mic to the unsung foods and communities you may have missed during your big-city tour. From African-American tacos in Los Angeles to mumbo sauce in D.C., and everywhere in between, music journalist and former Hot 97 personality Miss Info calls on local businesses and native celebrities to give backstory to these hometown favorites.