Hear Guantanamo Baywatch’s new single, “Area 69”
Suicide Squeeze Records is proud to release Desert Center on August 4th, 2017. The album is available on CD, digital formats, and a limited pressing of 2000 copies on amber-colored vinyl with a printed insert and download code.
Dresden Dolls’ Brian Viglione’s New Scarlet Sails
Brian and Olya Viglione’s pop-noir outfit, Scarlet Sails is set to hit the road this summer for their Kickstarter-funded west coast tour in support of their debut album, “Future From The Past.” The duo will be accompanied by Ed Goldson on bass, guitarist Mark Kohut and will make stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle amongst others. The spring release of the band’s LP has garnered rave reviews in the press and the band will continue with more dates on the east coast this fall.
DAIJO Releases “Heart Sting” As Newest Single
Canada-native DAIJO is certainly making a name for himself in the electronic scene. Releasing his newest single, “Heart Sting,” he explores the part of heartbreak that not everyone chooses to focus toward – the growth experienced after the initial pain.
“Breakups are tough and the feelings of hurt are strongest in the first moments. My goal was to describe those emotions and embolden the listener that once you are over the heart sting, you will rise stronger and more beautiful”
FreshfromDE x Roca Beats – “The Ritual” EP
After accumulating 1 million+ plays on soundcloud, countless blog placements and radio spins worldwide for two of his most significant singles to date ‘Aston Martin’ and ‘High On Myself’ featuring Splizzy. Up and coming Delaware [via Boston] artist FreshfromDE finally releases the international collaboration EP ‘The Ritual’ with Netherlands based producer Roca Beats. Having worked on the project for a year, these 9 tracks are the fruits of them 365 days. Regardless of being separated by thousands of miles, different continents and an entire ocean, the chemistry between the transatlantic duo is undeniable.
Armed Forces Entertainment brings “Star spangled” music lineup
Australian popstar Natalie Imbruglia, Grammy-winning hip-hop artists Lecrae and Lupe Fiasco, rockers P.O.D., Drowning Pool, Papa Roach and the newly-reinvented LIT, blues siren ZZ Ward, Marine Veteran-rockers, American Hitmen and Nashville recording artist Danika Portz will perform for more than 100,000 U.S. service members who protect America’s freedom from overseas.
Spanning the five regions of the world Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) serves, the Department of Defense agency is set to bring ten celebrated artists, across a range of musical genres, to perform for U.S. service members and their families stationed at installations in Europe, the Mediterranean, Southwest Asia, the Western Hemisphere and the Pacific.
STRANGE CAGES REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO
Brighton trio Strange Cages returned this June with their head-spinningly epic new EP ‘The Cracks’, out through Vallance Records.
With a frenetic, snotty, psych-surf rock ‘n’ roll sound in the vein of The Cramps or Ty Segall, Strange Cages have already been making big strides in their short existence, quickly gaining support from the likes of Clash Magazine, NME, Q Magazine, The 405 and The Line of Best Fit, whilst tearing up stages in support of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Night Beats, and Boogarins.
Earl Grey share video for ‘Nothing’
Hailing from Mönchengladbach, Germany, Earl Grey were founded just a couple of years ago and have so far released two EPs (Ready to Leave & Passing Time) with coverage in the likes of Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Alt Press and Punktastic. Shortly after releasing that debut EP, Earl Grey toured the UK and Europe, fast building an interest and popularity for their cathartic, passionate live shows. The band followed this with an ambitious tour of Eastern Europe involving 21 shows in 7 countries (and more than 8000km of driving).
Walter Trout is the beating heart of the modern blues rock scene, respected by the old guard, revered by the young guns, and adored by the fans who shake his hand after the show each night. After five decades in the game, Trout is a talismanic figure and part of the glue that bonds the blues community together, at a time when the wider world has never been so divided. He’s also the only artist with the vision, talent and star-studded address book to pull off a project on the scale of We’re All In This Together. “It was quite a piece of work to get this record together,” he admits. “But I guess I have a lot of friends, y’know…?”
Deerhoof today announced their new album Mountain Moves will be released September 8th, 2017 on Joyful Noise Recordings. First single “I Will Spite Survive (ft. Jenn Wasner)” premiered this morning on Democracy Now!
The song premiered in an extensive interview piece with Culture Collide where Ignatius detailed his life as a musician and his role as the owner/founder of the studio/collective Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen.
Arizona-based alternative quartet Fairy Bones has released a fast-paced music video for their latest single “No One Can Suffer Like I Can.” Underneath the nihilist title, lies a sarcastic track pointing out that everyone is fighting different battles of different magnitudes. Vocalist Chelsey Louise addresses her own struggles with depression with a self-effacing sense of humor in the song. The video originally premiered with Impose Magazine.
TENDER Announce Debut Album “Modern Addiction” Out September 1
Today London duo TENDER announce their hotly-anticipated debut album Modern Addiction is out September 1st through Partisan Records and Culvert Music (CAN). To celebrate they are sharing the stunning video to lead single ‘Nadir’ here.
Björk’s “Notget” VR video experience wins the Digital Grand Prix at Cannes Lions
Björk’s virtual reality experience “Notget” was awarded first place in the Digital Grand Prix at Cannes Lions last week. Directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, with creative direction from Björk herself and James Merry, the ethereal video depicts a digital avatar of Björk who gives a magical performance adorned in a second skin, in a dark world the viewer becomes immersed in.
The video is also the most recent addition to the touring exhibition Björk Digital, where Björk has been showing ground-breaking VR and 360 experiences of songs from her current album ‘Vulnicura.’
SUDAN ARCHIVES SHARES NEW SONG “PAID”
Originally from Cincinnati, the self-taught violinist and singer draws inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers and West African rhythms creating bright and eclectic R&B sounds. The eponymous first releases features Sudan Archives’ hauntingly smooth vocals and looped violin over layered synths and percussion, defying genre and showcasing her talent as a producer as well.
Richard C. Wolfe, Managing Partner of the boutique litigation firm Wolfe Law Miami, together with firm associate, Mason R. Wolfe, obtained a legal victory for John P. Echevarria, the former head of Universal Music Publishing Latin, in a breach of contract lawsuit against Universal Music Publishing, Inc. during a highly-contentious arbitration hearing in Miami (case number 01-15-0005-7754).
Judge Scott J. Silverman of the JAMS Resolution Center awarded Echevarria $684,371 in damages that includes two years of salary. The order also stated attorneys’ fees, costs, and pre-judgement interest are to be determined in a future final award hearing.
Echevarria, who is highly regarded in the Latin music industry, claimed in the lawsuit that he was unjustly fired after being reprimanded for tapping an employee with rolled up paper in his hand. Wolfe and his team successfully argued that Echevarria’s actions were neither violent nor intentional by demonstrating the incident before the court.
Brian Hill Premieres “Who Is Who” (L.A.) Via Northern Transmissions
Today, Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs premiere the L.A. version of “Who Is Who” via Northern Transmissions, paired with a colorful Nouvelle-Vague inspired video. “Who Is Who” is the first track the band wrote for Hill’s debut album ‘And The Noh Starrs,’ set to come out August 18th via Modern Sky Records USA.
Columbia Records recording artist, DeJ Loaf, has released the official video for “No Fear.” Written and directed by rubberband, the video features DeJ, dressed to the nines in a satin Gucci pantsuit, daydreaming in her bedroom, only to unlock inner magic and be whisked away to a colourful dreamscape. Complete with animation and dream sequences, the video for “No Fear” is as whimsical as the track itself.
Today Leeds-based five piece Vessels are pleased to announce details of their fourth studio album, The Great Distraction, which is due to be released on September 29th 2017 via Different Recordings. Featuring collaborations with The Flaming Lips, John Grant, Vincent Neff (Django Django) and Harkin (Sky Larkin), The Great Distraction proves Vessels’ most ambitious record to date and marks further evolution of a band always exploring new avenues of expression. Alongside this announcement, they have revealed second single “Deflect The Light” which features The Flaming Lips on Stereogum.
Ticketmaster has officially selected LISNR as its mobile ticketing solution. LISNR technology converts data into audio and transmits this data through Smart Tones™ – tones inaudible to the human ear. The result is Presence – a way to provide seamless, secure, and easy entrance to events, while authenticating exactly who the ticket holder is.
How it works is simple. Attendees purchase tickets and RSVP for events using the normal process. Once an RSVP is confirmed, attendees receive a Smart Tones™ ticket via email. Attendees open their ticket at check-in, and the ticket plays an ultrasonic, unique tone to authenticate the attendee as they arrive. LISNR technology works offline, meaning check-in can be done more quickly and securely than barcodes or QR codes, without needing Bluetooth or WiFi. So far Presence has blocked all fraud, identified 100% of audiences, and granted entry in less than one second.
Presence not only replaces barcode/QR code ticketing, it also creates better experiences for fans. No bots, fraud, scalpers, or lines – just more memories, shared experiences, and better convenience. Ticketmaster’s dramatic results in testing Presence have lead us to announce that the same contactless ticketing experience will soon be available to every venue worldwide.
New Track from God Tiny
God Tiny takes a cue from the continuum of American classic-rock — with psych, soul, blues garage, and pop influences. Their sound recalls the past while injecting a contemporary mold. The act pretty much grew up together, comprised of Peter Spengeman (lead guitar), Jeremy Kolker, (vocals, guitar), Benjamin Lomei (guitar), Jordan Smith (bass), and Maximillion Lubis (drums). Spengeman, Kolker, and Lomei all grew up in the same Hudson Valley, NY town, playing in bands together since their early teenage years.
The Big Drops shares riotous new video for “Baskets Of Love”
The video premiered on Songwriting Magazine where the band detailed, “We had a fun time making the video for this tune. To our ears, the song has a naturally loose fun feel… so we wanted to make sure everyone got a good luck at our smug-mug Baskets Of Love faces on this one.”
Steve Miller, one of the world’s most commercially successful and acclaimed artist/bands in the history of popular music, brings his treasure trove to Capitol Recordswith the contents of his private vault. Miller recently opened his entire vault/warehouse allowing Capitol/UMe to access music, footage, photos, memorabilia, artwork, handwritten notes, journals, and more to include in his upcoming releases. Miller brings his entire catalogue of recorded music to the label where he originally began his recording career in 1967 including his 18 studio albums, boxed sets, live recordings and numerous compilation albums including the mega-selling 17x platinum Steve Miller Greatest Hits, unreleased recordings and long-form audiovisual projects. UMe will release his catalog projects, while new material will be released through Capitol Records. Miller is in the process of directing the concept and curation for his Steve Miller Band catalog releases. The first Steve Miller project will be announced soon.
With Dream Dream Secret Colours continues to craft a sound that reaches far beyond the city limits of their hometown of Chicago, IL. After heading back to Dripping Springs, TX and recording their fourth full length LP at Dandy Sounds Studios with engineer/producer Dan Duzsynski, Dream Dream relishes on the current level of the demand on society to rely on their screens, devices, and multi-media influence.
This morning, organizers behind Wisconsin’s Los Dells Festival, the first multi-genre Latin music fest in the Midwest, unveiled their stellar lineup with some of the world’s biggest Latin names with headlining performances by internationally known Rock-pop megastars MANA, reggaeton faves DADDY YANKE and NICKY JAM, norteño music ambassadors LOS TUCANES DE TIJUANA and super star and TV personality LARRY HERNANDEZ. Additionally, Mexican pop artists and Latin Grammy winners REIK, Puerto Rican rapper, singer, and record producer WISIN, alongside with other great artists like electro band KINKY, pop sensation SOFIA REYES, norteño band LOS DAREYES DE LA SIERRA, bandleader QUANTIC andemerging pop artist THOMAS AUGUSTO will also be part of the anticipated festival to take place on Labor Day weekend, September 2nd and 3rd at the Woodside Ranch in Wisconsin, just 10 miles north of Wisconsin Dells. Additional stellar artists will be announced in mid-July.
STATE OF SOUND RELEASES THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “LOVE ME LIKE THAT”
Stockholm duo State of Sound releases today their official video for “Love Me Like That” via Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records. The carefree video, which was shot in Los Angeles, was directed by Arrad Rahgoshay.
Night Argent Releases Music Video for New Single “Mannequin”
Washington alternative pop rock outfit Night Argent recently announced their highly anticipated sophomore EP, The Fear, set for release July 14, 2017 with Outerloop Records. Written and produced by Night Argent (Rainmaker Studios), co-written and produced in part by John Feldmann (Neon Trees, Biffy Clyro, Blink-182) and Steven Solomon, the dynamic sophomore EP contains 6 infectious tracks that showcase the band’s diverse, powerful, and anthemic sound which will appeal to fans of arena-friendly alternative rock.Following the release of the EP’s debut single “Dreamcatcher,” fans have been anxiously awaiting to hear more from Night Argent.
Kim Boekbinder is a noise witch, casting neon spells over shadowed rooms with her hypnotic synth incantations and pulsating basslines. Following up the success of 2013’s electro alt-pop space epic The Sky is Calling, Kim will release NOISEWITCH on September 8, 2017. Mixed by Joel Hamilton (Highly Suspect, Pretty Lights, The Black Keys) at Studio G in Brooklyn, the new album is danceable witch-pop, each song is a spell cast on the audience.
The self-proclaimed King of the Ghetto, Z-Ro, just premiered his new single, “From The Other Side,” on XXL in preparation for his final album, No Love Boulevard [One Deep Entertainment/EMPIRE], in stores and at all digital retailers this Friday, June 30th. Produced by Jon Zibi, Ro speaks on survival and lends an “invitation to the other side” to “live a better life” with a debonair delivery.
Watch Mike Dean Perform New Track “Three Jewels”
Today, we announce that after a whirlwind year back in production, our limited re-issue run of the iconic Minimoog Model D synthesizer is coming to a fast end. To commemorate the close of production of the world’s first portable synthesizer, we invited prolific producer Mike Dean to spend one day creating a new Minimoog Model D track at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC. Dean wrote and recorded the new track “Three Jewels” on the Minimoog build line while Moog production engineers crafted some of the final Model D synthesizers beside him.
Acclaimed record producer, DJ and label founder Steve Aoki has unveiled the official music video for his latest single “Without U,” featuring DJ/production duo DVBBS and rapper 2 Chainz. The first release off Aoki’s forthcoming album KOLONY, the video for “Without U” follows Aoki, 2 Chainz, and DVBBS through the winding halls of Dim Mak Manor. Filled with moving portraits and animated mannequins, the video’s stark minimal and monochromatic composition effortlessly compliments the feeling of the track.
THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM Watch New Video For “Satori”
Les Claypool and Sean Lennon formed The Claypool Lennon Delirium and combined their imaginative, psychedelic powers to release their debut album The Monolith of Phobos in the summer of 2016.
Airick Asher Woodhead, aka, Doldrums worked with a Montreal-centric team on Esc, describing the record as “metallic feeling. Emotionally it’s pretty raw; like a screw that’s been stripped”. The album was written and produced at Doldrums’ Montreal studio headquarter, The Torn Curtain and released on their own label Bande Dessinée, following a departure from Sub Pop.
the Myrrors share full stream of trippy, sensational ‘Hasta La Victoria’
Today, the Myrrors’ Hasta La Victoria is streaming in full with a review via CVLT Nation.The outlet says of the release, “I know one album that’s going to be in my sunny day rotation – the tripped out new offering from The Myrrors called Hasta La Victoria. As soon as I hit play on this, I wanted to immediately stop what I was doing and head out into the sunshine – beer coozie in hand – and fucking enjoy life. Right now I suggest you head into the sun and let the rays blind you as you listen to the masterpiece The Myrrors have created…”
Lost Identity X BBS – ‘Plaque’
Candlewax Records MC Lost Idendity (Misfitts) and producer BBS (Bronze Baby Shoes) have released a new single “Plaque” which showcases their ability to collaborate and produce a solid track that will stand the test of time. “Plauque,” is an original indie hip hop record.
With his high-pitched drawl and streetwise wordplay, Ralo’s outsized persona and unique perspective make him one of the most interesting rising stars in the world of Atlanta hip-hop. Preparing another hard-hitting and personal collection of tracks, Ralo announces Ralo LaFlare, his first release since signing to 1017 Eskimo Records. Hosted by 1017 label head Gucci Mane, who appears on a number of the album’s tracks, Ralo LaFlare explores the creative partnership and deep bond the rappers share. After meeting at Gucci’s East Atlanta Santa release party, Ralo and Gucci quickly connected over their many similarities. Both were born on February 12th, and have shared many similar life experiences including growing up in poverty, spending time in prison, and standing trial for murder. Beyond the appearances from Gucci, Ralo LaFlare finds Ralo creating a trap Mardi Gras, utilizing his extensive connections to the Atlanta underground to foster an atmosphere where the city’s top talents can thrive. Featuring appearances from heavy-hitters like Young Thug, Young Dolph, Lil Durk, Fetty Wap, OJ Da Juiceman, Sean Garrett, and with production from Cassius Jay, Super Mario, Honorable C-Note, Wheezy, and more, Ralo LaFlare drops on July 14th.
Today, Brooklyn-based “surf noir” band Fruit & Flowers share their debut EP, Drug Tax, exclusively on TIDAL. The EP is out on all digital streaming platforms on June 30th via Little Dickman Records.
Upscale Music Group/Interscope Records is pleased to announce the release of the accompanying music video to “Ugly,” the hot new single from rising singer/songwriter, Jaira Burns, premiered today on NYLON. Directed by Wiissa (Wilson Phillippe and Vanessa Hollander), the humorous clip was shot in Palm Springs and styled by Ann-Marie Hoang (Mstr Of Disguise).
ROYCE LOVETT SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “LOVE & OTHER DREAMS”
Motown Gospel inspirational artist Royce Lovett is excited to announce the release of his new album Love & Other Dreams on July 14. Written and produced by Max Stark (Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann, and The Walls Group) and co-written by Lovett, the seven-song album touches on the realities of life, but whether playful, mellow or tinged with melancholy, it is at all times hopeful and threaded with love. It’s a genre-bending collection of music organically fusing hip-hop, soul, and rock to showcase Lovett’s unmistakable voice, guitar-driven melodies and profound lyricism with a unique urban flair. The lead single “Up for Love” begins with a delicate beat as Royce’s soulful delivery instantly takes hold. This simmering groove slips into artful verses before a powerful hook. Love & Other Dreams will be available for pre-order starting June 30 and will be sold via all physical and digital retailers. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will immediately be able to download two songs from the project—”Up For Love” and “Runnin’.”