TL New Single “Sicko”
No one can “fuck with his ambition”. Hailing from the DMV, TL releases his newest single “Sicko”. The track screams energy as he doubles as a producer and rapper in this new captivating release. TL is a creative lyricist and producer who is able to craft backpack rap for the true aficionados and rap fans. As a versatile and talented young talent, TL spits his sly and gritty wordplay as over this dark and hard-hitting beat. As his 2nd release we’re excited to see what else he has to bring to the table in the near future.
Chase Rice knows who he is as artist; and who he’s not. And he is set to release a new album, Lambs & Lions, with a new label partner BBR Music Group/BMG, and kick off a coast-to-coast “Lambs and Lions Tour” that strikes at the heart of what the industry outlier believes about reaching fans and making music that reflects more than the just the bravado that garnered the North Carolina native national acclaim.
With the confidence that comes from writing and playing from a deeper emotional well, Rice is launching the “Lambs and Lions Tour” in Boone, N.C. at Appalachian State University. It ends two continents, three countries, six months, five support acts and 30 tour dates later at Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre. In between, he is playing gritty clubs, festivals, arenas, and some of the most revered music venues in the country. Unapologetic and fiercely independent, Rice is clearly comfortable in his own skin and on any stage.
South Carolina native Pam Taylor is locked and loaded and ready to steal hearts with her authentic, heavy-hitting American roots rock sound. After starting the Pam Taylor Band in 2011, Taylor hit the top of the Roots Music and Blues Music charts with her debut album, Hot Mess, in 2012 and sold out music halls as a country/blues duo in 2015. Now in 2017, Taylor has overcome health issues and a broken heart, and has redefined herself again as a solo artist with a healing message. She has documented her journey in her upcoming third album, Steal Your Heart, set to release on September 22, 2017.
The Uprising, the pummeling debut EP from Heavy As Texas guitarist MARZI MONTAZERI featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS on vocals, is out NOW and streaming via MONTAZERI’s recently-launched Crunchy Western Records.
“Tin Laurels” premiered on All Things Go with Deschain detailing it’s, “a Blackstar (Bowie)-inspired post-rock track about the dark realities of the American dream and putting your desperate trust in the wrong people. This was the first song I wrote that was inspired by the rise of Donald Trump, back in late 2015. It’s about trying to find your way forward with every economic and political force working against you and out of your control, while everyone around you gives into distraction and solace from all kinds of places, from Trump to pop music. Story-wise, it’s about Catherine coming to Detroit to become an actress, only to have the city collapse and become enthralled with a rising revolutionary that she’s not sure can be trusted.”
GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum-selling artist LORDE has claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart with the release of her highly-anticipated sophomore album MELODRAMA. This marks the singer’s first No. 1 album in the U.S., with Lorde becoming the first New Zealand artist to have a No. 1 album in the United States. The album continues to break records across all platforms, spending 7 consecutive days at #1 on the worldwide iTunes album chart and reaching #1 in 45 markets. Lorde is the first female artist to have 6 songs in Spotify’s Global Viral Chart, and also had 7 songs on Spotify’s Global Top 100 chart on Melodrama’s release day.
LTN’s Sunrise Remix for Embliss & Manu Zain is truly “Worthwhile”
Manu Zain has been on fire with multiple albums and EP’s on labels like Armada, Silk Music, and his collaboration with Chicane on his album “The Sum Of Its Parts.” This time, the Dutchman teams up with Embliss to forge this spectacular atmospheric gem called ‘Worthwhile.’ A tribute to the classic breakbeats, combined with hopeful piano chords, swirling pads and soothing guitar riffs.
When hustle recognizes hustle, great things are possible. Stillhouse, the breakout spirits company best known for its award-winning clear American whiskey, announced today that Oakland-bred multi-platinum rapper and producer Gerald “G-Eazy” Gillum has been named Partner and Co-Creative Director alongside CEO & Founder Brad Beckerman.
This year both creators are burning brighter than ever: Stillhouse with its one-of-a-kind daring red, stainless steel can that goes where glass can’t, and G-Eazy, style icon at the helm of hip-hop and pop music, and one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” honorees, with his recently announced new album titled The Beautiful & Damned on the way this fall. “Spirits companies had approached me with endorsement deals but that was just money,” said G-Eazy. “I kept running into Stillhouse everywhere and fell in love with the brand not to mention its smooth whiskey. I wanted to partner with Brad because he has this infectious energy and passion for the brand he’s continuing to grow. We hit it off quick with an instant shared vision and love for Stillhouse.”
PBR Music Presents “Sponsored Tour Guides with Mastodon”
On the heels of announcing dates for their upcoming Pabst Blue Ribbon -sponsored North American tour (which runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 25), Mastodon has released a new behind-the-scenes tour video written, produced and directed by Newmerica in conjunction with PBR Music.
Earlier this year, when Pabst signed on to sponsor the tour, they had only one stipulation – that Mastodon allow PBR’s music tour manager, Andy Riggs, to join the band on the road. Mastodon naively agreed, unaware of Riggs’ fervent and overbearing commitment to his work. But, the band and crew eventually found ways to use his ‘passion’ to their advantage.
Red hot off a seismic BET Awards performance yesterday, French Montana shares the details for his highly anticipated second full-length album, “JUNGLE RULES” [Coke Boys Music/Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records]—arriving July 14, 2017. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum rap icon, influencer, and philanthropist excitedly uncovers the album cover. After first mentioning the big news at the end of his set, he immediately began trending all over social media!
Midnight releases slow burning, RnB offering “Promethium”
midnight releases sultry, slow burning new single “Promethium”. Produced by frequent collaborator and good friend ylxr, “Promethium” draws its inspiration from The Prometheus myth, who gifts his fire to mankind and endlessly suffers as penance for this treachery against the gods. His gift of fire both uplifted mortals and gave them the tools to their own destruction.
With Americans preparing to show their national pride this Fourth of July, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Most Patriotic States in America.
To determine where Americans bleed the most red, white and blue, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. The data set ranges from average number of military enlistees to share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.
Alice Mary – ‘Falling In Love’
Alice Mary is classically trained, techno-loving Jimi Hendrix fan who has somehow become a pop musician. Taking inspiration from her varied interests she has created an intriguing debut EP in I Am Here.
Australian Act, Stand Atlantic (Rude Records) Unveil “Coffee At Midnight” Video
Stand Atlantic, formed by Bonnie Fraser (vocals), Jonno Panichi (drums), and David Potter (bass), are an Alternative Pop/Rock band from Sydney, Australia that offer a fresh blend of melodic hooks and power-driven instrumentals. From the release of their debut EP to their unparalleled live performance, Stand Atlantic are tipped to be the next band to break through the Australian scene. Last week the band announced their signing with Rude Records and today they are thrilled to share details about their forthcoming EP, Sidewinder due out September 15th.
John Joseph Brill releases new single ‘A Place To Drown’
John Joseph Brill releases his hauntingly beautiful new single ?A Place To Drown? through Kobalt on June 27th. Taken from his forthcoming EP (out July 11th) and the follow up to lead single and EP title track ?I?m Not Alright?, which was released earlier this year and having premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, clocked up over 100,000 Spotify streams and counting.
Speaking about the single Brill explains; “As with all of the songs on the record ?A Place To Drown? is a break-up song, quite explicitly so. But for me it’s also about leaving behind an enormous section of your life… the city I lived in, the people I grew to know, the rituals I had for myself. The place to drown itself refers to me, often in relationships I feel there’s a danger that one can become an object of escapism rather than a partner…”
A Giant Dog go all out for their “Bendover” music video
Pyrotechnics. Dancers. Leather. A car that drives directly into something resembling 2001: A Space Odyssey’s Star Gate. These are just a few of the rewards you’ll get from watching A Giant Dog’s “Bendover” music video, the first from their forthcoming album Toy. You deserve it.
EMA today premiered her new song “Down & Out,” the third from her forthcoming new album Exile In The Outer Ring, via Stereogum. The “striking, tuneful, intense” track — of which EMA (Erika M. Anderson) says, “People equate ‘worth’ with money. If you’re not making money, you can end up feeling pretty worthless.
The most powerful and in-demand names in dance music, Duke Dumont, Gorgon City and Solardo have joined forces for a dynamic remix of ‘Real Life’ featuring NAATIONS. With the original version set to be a summer anthem on the White Isle and beyond, Solardo are set to take their rework to dark underground basements across the globe.
Wesley Fuller Shares Video For “#1 Song”
Wesley Fuller, the Perth-born, Melbourne-based power pop boy wonder, has announced details of the release of his debut album. Inner City Dream will be released on 1965 Records on Friday 22nd September 2017.
Very much a ‘solo’ affair, the album was written, recorded, produced and mixed at various studios, including his own home set-up, around Melbourne.
ForeverandNever Release ‘Promises’ EP
Nashville, TN rock outfit ForeverandNever have released their 3-song EP Promises, which is available through all major digital distributors, including the following:
AREA21 RELEASES “WE DID IT”
AREA21 releases a fresh new electronic hip-hop tinged track, “We Did It” via STMPD RCRDS/Sony Music International/RCA Records. The track is now available to purchase and stream at all digital service providers.
Full Crate x Mar ‘Gorgeous’
The wait is over. After a hiatus of over a year Full Crate x Mar return with the single ‘Gorgeous’ off their upcoming debut EP ‘A Woman’. The charismatic duo Amsterdam, have gained a serious buzz with their singles ‘Man x Woman’ and Nobody Else’ – both singles garnered millions of streams across all platforms. The duo have taken their time to perfect their sound and work on new material. ‘Gorgeous’ is a sneak peek into everything beautiful coming up. ‘Gorgeous’ is now available on all platforms. Their debut EP ‘A Woman’ will be released late June.
Jennifer McGill – New Single – Unbreakable”
Unbreakable, the first single from Jennifer McGill’s upcoming album release of the same name, is the perfect summer song! The upbeat, fun nature of the song combined with powerful and inspirational lyrics that remind people that no matter the circumstances anyone may face, at the end of the day we are all “Unbreakable” – that makes this song special and unforgettable.
CHRISTIAN LOPEZ ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF SOPHOMORE ALBUM
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Christian Lopez will release his sophomore album Red Arrow (Blaster Records) on September 22nd. Produced by Marshall Altman, the album illustrates the next chapter in the artistic maturity and sonic evolution of this promising young artist.
Lopez’s debut release Onward (2015) was produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, and received accolades from a wide variety of press outlets including Associated Press, Southern Living, No Depression and The Bluegrass Situation. He was featured as a Rolling Stone Country’s “Best Newcomer” and Country Weekly’s “Ones To Watch,” while American Songwriter called him “…an artist with a rich career ahead of him.”
GRAMMY award winning artist Kenny G shared the stage with comedians Jenny Zigrino and Ron Lynch on the June 21 episode of Comedy Central’s @Midnight with Chris Hardwick. Culling from the darkest recesses of social media, they compete to determine who will be the funniest person for the next twenty three and a half hours. The group shared little-known royal traditions, guessed what kind of severance package Uber’s former CEO received and made up #MillennialFood.
Kenny G stood toe-to-toe with the two comics and delivered audience-pleasing one-liners like, “Members of the Royal Family are not allowed to have casusal sax.”
Portugal. The Man’s latest single “Feel It Still” is currently #1 at both Alternative and Triple A Radio. After holding its spot at #1 at Triple A radio for the last 10 weeks, “Feel Is Still” has officially topped the Alternative chart, marking the first #1 at Alternative radio for the Portland based band.
The musical project of DIY artist Luke Dean, VAGABONDS, has premiered its debut album, I Don’t Know What To Do Now, on Alternative Press. Rather than recording the album in a conventional studio setting, Dean recorded the album in random, unoccupied places.
Dream Pop Newcomers BOYS Share ‘Dreamland’
Jangly dream pop quartet BOYS have announced the forthcoming release of Dreamland, the lead single and title-track from their second EP out later this summer.
Memphis label Paper Route Empire has consistently delivered excellent street music since early 2015. With the release of Key Glock’s Glock Season, they further cement their authentic and hard-as-nails street credentials. Glock’s first tape twists label head Young Dolph’s winning formula, marrying authentic storytelling with charm and wit and injects his own distinctive style. Switching up his flow, displaying clever lyricism, and, choosing incredibly solid beats, Glock’s tape adds up to being one seriously cold experience. With just one feature from fellow PRE-signee Jay Fizzle, Glock uses the opportunity to showcase his rhyming ability. Featuring formidable production from Sosa 808, Buddha, Izze Tha Producer, DJ Squeeky, and more, Key Glock’s first tape is an impressive collection of hard-hitting trap anthems. Check it out on Spotify, Soundcloud, or Datpiff.
ANGUS & JULIA STONE Announce North American Tour; Share Video For “Snow”
Angus & Julia Stone will return to North America this fall for a 16-city tour, starting November 13th in Boston, MA and wrapping December 6th in Los Angeles, CA. Pre-sales go live on Thursday, June 29th at 10am local time, with general on-sale starting Friday, June 30th at 10am local time.
The North American dates are part of their 2017 international headline tour, which also includes Australia and their largest European/U.K. tour to date, in support of their forthcoming full-length album, release details to follow. The Australian sibling duo shared the first taste of the album earlier this month with the release of new single “Snow.” Today, they share the official video for the track. Directed by Onil Kotain and produced by Karim Sukarno, the video is as intimate and intoxicating as the track itself. It sees Angus and Julia wandering the desert until they stumble across a lost doorway, where upon entering, find themselves in the middle of a hypnotic snow lodge party.
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning musicians/producers Bruno Mars and David Guetta announce the release of “Versace on the Floor (Bruno Mars vs. David Guetta)” – the official remix to Mars’ latest critically acclaimed song, available now via all DSPs and streaming services.
The song premiered on All Things Go where the band’s Joe Pellegrinelli (lead vox, rhythm guitar) shared, “The lyrics are relatively sparse, but I was trying to convey a sense of looming emotion that you can’t quite escape from whether it be dread, happiness, excitement, sadness, or anger. The chorus lyric ‘but it comes back around’ is referring to the fleeting and cyclical nature of emotion and how one minute you can feel sad, the next you can be elated, and then angry or what have you.”
Alternative Rock band Call of All premiered their single and lyric video for “War & Illusion” off of their debut album also titled ‘War & Illusion’ today on AlternativeNation.net. Call of All, reminiscent of iconic appeal and the nostalgia that the Rock arena and world once knew, is on the scene loud and clear with their Debut Album ‘War & Illusion’ set to be released August 25th, 2017.
Ian Randall Thornton announces debut album
“Who Are We” is an apt first offering from Lineage, in that it plunges straight into the theme of the record, while simultaneously representing its diverse musical scope. This track, much like the album itself, is about family and heritage, and the tension between honoring the past and embracing the future. So much of who we are is directly influenced by our inherited family culture, for better or for worse. Family teaches us how to walk, eat, judge, behave, and how to perceive and communicate with the world around us. “Who Are We” delves into the process of valuing what is beautiful in our family and cultural inheritance, while weeding out the aspects that can hold us back from growth and progress; in hopes to bestow an even greater inheritance to future generations.
CREEPER SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW VERSION OF ‘MISERY’
It’s been a magnificent few months for CREEPER. After their debut album ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’ crashed into the Top 20 on the UK charts, the Southampton sextet sold-out their biggest headline tour to date and made their triumphant main stage debut at Download. Kerrang! heralded their set as “An absolute triumph… It’s an astonishing display and no band deserves this victory more.”
Although musically silent for a while, New Jersey-raised Bishop was simply expanding his entertainment repertoire. In fact, his hiatus from music was spent starring in big screen film productions like “Music & Lyrics”, “Enchanted”, “American Gangster”, “I Am Legend”, “Taking of Pelham 123” and “Salt” after making his acting debut on Dennis Leary’s “Rescue Me.”
Its been a great few months for Revival Recordings artistThe Funeral Portrait who just wrapped a run with Islander and Bad Seed Rising. Today they are thrilled to announce an August tour with friends Marina City and Awake at Last, which kicks off August 11th in Spartanburg, SC (without Marina City) and will conclude August 25th in Toledo, OH. Tickets are available now via RevivalRecs.com!
DREAMS IN STATIC RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM
After 400 remixes of Dreams in Static’s last single, You’re On Your Own, and close to one million Spotify plays, a music video premiere on the Wall Street Journal blog Speakeasy, that referenced the song as “a booming hip/hop soul track with a robust beat, sweeping hook and vocals with a tinge of raw anguish,” Dreams in Static announces the release of its debut album “Part of the Machine” on June 27th, 2017.
Written and recorded over the course of two years in Ross’ home in the Catskill Mountains, there are audible traces of solitude and stillness everywhere on the record. An incredibly personal product of a sole creator, even when guest players came by to record additional parts, they would confer with Ross and overdub their parts in hushed one-on-one sessions, rather than more collaboratively-minded large ensemble sessions. This chapter of the already isolated process furthered the strange intimacy of the album.
Manchester, NH natives Paper Monsters twist alternative rock and pop genres to creatively blend acoustic and electronic instrumentation. However, it is their name derivative that makes this 4 piece, consisting of Matt Blanchette (Vocals, Acoustic), Chris Kinney (Guitar), Dylan Charest (Drums), and Ryan Boehlke (Bass), stand out. The name stems from their single “Riddles” off the band’s triumphant debut EP, With Riddles, released last summer. The lyrics from the song were loosely based on the Chinese Proverb translated as “Paper Tiger.” The saying is meant to call out an enemy or feared general as being made actually from paper and weak once pushed. Paper Monsters are representative of the demons we encounter in our daily lives and to remind us that they are mostly in our heads; made of paper, and that we should tear them up and throw them away. Taking this meaning one step further, Paper Monsters pieced together one of a kind paper masks using 3D printing as a staple to their brand, image, and live show performance.
Moses Guest “Light”
Frontman Graham Guest states of the new single “I wrote “Light” in Summer/Fall 2015. It came to me right along with “Black Road.” My daughter, Edie (9 years old) helped me with it a lot, telling me to keep certain parts and get rid of others. It’s about the all-too-common (at least for me) experience of being really excited about something or someone, then thinking that thing or person is maybe not cool at all, and finally thinking there just no way to be sure.”
New Music – Wyvern Lingo – ‘I Love You, Sadie’
The band are from Bray, the same County Wicklow seaside town as Hozier, and Karen and Caoimhe were part of his touring band before leaving to focus fully on Wyvern Lingo. The trio toured the UK in 2016 as special guests of both Hozier and James Vincent McMorrow.
Lando Chill Debuts Stunning New Video
Lando Chill finds himself bound, lost in the desert, and struggling, emaciated and looking for salvation. Inspired by Paolo Coelho’s “The Alchemist,” director Malcolm Critcher worked with Lando Chill to interpret the work and it’s connection to the music. The creative collaboration and synergy between musician and director is something unique. Having teamed up before for videos on “Coroner” and “Save Me,” the duo have proven time and time again that their best works come in tandem.
Bottler Premieres Video, “Weekend”
Bottler is an experimental electronic pop duo from New York City comprised of Pat Butler and Phil Shore. Positing introspective lyrics against lush, expansive electronics, Bottler seeks to immerse the listener in deep grooves, infectious melodies, and other worlds.
Howie Payne Shares New Video
Howie Payne is sharing the new video for his latest single ‘The Brightest Star’, the first taste of The Stands founding member’s new studio album (due this autumn), the long awaited follow-up to his Ethan Johns produced 2009 solo debut ‘Bright Light Ballads.’ Howie will embark on a 12 date full band tour through October, including London’s Borderline on October 28 2017.
Speaking about the sun-speckled video, Howie says; “My wife Jacqueline Passmore is a filmmaker, and we were up on Hampstead Heath on a beautiful morning, one of those magical days that feels like first day of summer. I’d just finished recording the ‘The Brightest Star’ and we were talking about how it might be fun to make a video together for it. As we were talking it just hit us, this is the perfect moment, let’s just film it now and catch it. So we grabbed a guitar and a bit of glass to use as a filter and Jac filmed the whole thing on her iPhone and then she added all the cool colour and superimposition stuff to it that evening.”
‘Leap!’ New Trailer
Dare to dream big with the NEW trailer from The Weinstein Company’s LEAP!, featuring Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song from the soundtrack, “Cut To The Feeling.” Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and Maddie Ziegler star alongside Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon and Carly Rae Jepsen in the upcoming animated family comedy opening in theaters nationwide on August 30th.
Last week Portland-based rocker Matt Lande, who self-produces an impeccable blend of soaring alternative vibes and cathartic pop hooks, premiered his new single on IMPOSE who noted “Lande’s talents as an alt-pop master shine as he crafts a huge sound with a perfect approach to structure.”
The Bluegrass Situation recently premiered Twisted Pine’s forthcoming album here, writing, “Twisted Pine’s upcoming self-titled record showcases each of the broad range of their musical backgrounds: there’s pop, there’s funk, there are fiddle tunes, and there’s some very personal and heartfelt songwriting.”
Getting your start at the famous Café Wha, the same place where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, among many others, also did, is a pretty good resume line for any musician. Now, after 15 years leading the prestigious house band, BRYAN STEPHENS’ time has come to shine as a solo artist. The songwriter-musician’s fate changed when Blue Elan Records head, Kirk Pasich, wandered into Café Wha for dinner. After sitting through STEPHENS’ set, he approached the singer/songwriter and offered him a record deal, on the spot. STEPHENS’ debut album, Village of Dreams, is set for release on July 21 through Blue Elan Records.
In premiering the video, mxdwn calls the video “haunting,” praising frontman Scott Krueger’s “soulful” vocals. The first track released off of Conjure, “10,000” was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist upon release, where it quickly received over 400,000 listens.
Atlanta-based, indie pop project Ayo River announce their debut LP, Failed State, due out in August 2017. Today, Ayo River share their lead single “Porcelain” via Under The Radar, who describes the track as “a lean and flowing example of Ayo River’s music, akin to early Death Cab for Cutie.” The album was recorded over a span of two years in Athens, Georgia, where songwriter Weston Taylor elicited the production and engineering skills of multi-instrumentalist Matt Martin (Faye Webster), who also performs drums and bass on many tracks.
After tirelessly gigging up and down the west coast and opening for acts such as Alvvays, Daywave, Mild High Club & Surfer Blood, the boys are now ready to release sophomore album Soaked (LP and cassette out now on OIM Records), introducing a more diverse and groovy approach to their shimmering dream-pop sound. The album was recorded at Skyline Studios in Oakland with producer Jeff Saltzman (Hot Fuss) and mixed by Eric Broucek (The Drums, DFA Records). Where dirty guitars and speedy garage rock anthems once held the reigns, Soaked brings forth a colorful array of tones and instrumentation over compositions filled with sweeping emotion, achieving a higher level of production value and pop sensibility. It is apparent how the band’s sound has grown while still retaining loyalty to their classic, melody-centric songwriting.
GALLANT REVEALS “IN THE ROOM” WITH ANDRA DAY
Having previously featured Sufjan Stevens, Seal, Jack Garratt and Seal, Gallant today reveals the fifth installment of his acclaimed ‘In The Room’ series, this time featuring fellow Grammy nominee Andra Day. The two combine beautifully on a cover of the Smokey Robinson track “Cruisin”.
SWEDISH POP STARLET RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE
With 14 million stream and gold sales of her debut single ‘I Will Wait’ in Scandinavia, Stockholm’s ISA Tengblad has returned with her new single ‘Light On’. A gloriously slick slice of electronic pop.