Multi-media artist Pepi Ginsberg (Pepi Ginsberg, Companion) and Composer/Producer Martin Crane (Brazos, Martin Crane) have teamed up to create a lush debut under the moniker N-A-R-C (named for Ginsberg’s wink-and-nod handle, NewAgeRealChange).
FØRD unveils new feel-good track “Shadows”
“Shadows” comes off the success of 3 brilliantly received singles by FØRD, each smashing Triple J and HypeM charts with multiple #1 placements on each platform. Having been likened to Flume by The 405, FØRD is the newest champion of Australia’s well-known penchant for futuristic, feel-good electronica. Similar to his previous releases, “Shadows” blends bright pop vocals with luscious synths and hip-hop inspired beats to create a perfectly melded hit.
DEAD & COMPANY wrapped its 2017 summer tour with two sold-out concerts at Wrigley Field in Chicago (June 30 & July 1), setting the all-time record for most paid tickets for a single concert at the ballpark and drawing more than 80,000 fans across both shows.
The 2017 tour (May 27 through July 1) drew in nearly 500,000 fans and consisted of 20 concerts, 10 of which were sold out shows, in 15 cities, including two-night stands at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco, Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., Fenway Park in Boston, and Wrigley Field.
Additionally, the Participation Row social action village, which joined the band at every stop on the tour, featured a rotating cast of 14 different non-profit organizations with direct ties to Dead & Company.
COLDPLAY RELEASE NEW SONG, ‘A L I E N S’
Coldplay have today unveiled a new song, A L I E N S, from their forthcoming Kaleidoscope EP.
A L I E N S was co-written by Brian Eno, and co-produced by Eno and Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Kings Of Leon). The song’s animated lyric video, directed by Diane Martel and Ben Jones, is available now.
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd has released “Get Low,” his new single with Liam Payne on Interscope. “Get Low” marks a more urban sound for Zedd that he also described as one of his catchiest songs and recently told BuzzFeed, “just had to live in the summer.”
Today, Rhye make their return with a brand new single and music video entitled “Please.” The single is available now on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music via Loma Vista Recordings, along with a second nostalgic new anthem, entitled “Summer Days.”
Platinum-selling artist Felix Jaehn enlists South African DJ/producer Kyle Watson, to craft a remix of ‘Hot2Touch’. Out today via Polydor/Island, Kyle’s rendition of the track is the second of three remixes of Jaehn’s latest hit with vocalist Alex Aiono and producer Hight.
Built around Alex Aiono’s original vocal, Kyle Watson’s rework begins with swirling synths, before a dark bassline and disjointed melodies come into play.
Dua Lipa Releases Video For “New Rules”
Dua Lipa has released the video for “New Rules” off of her self-titled debut album on Warner Bros. Records. The video was shot in Miami and directed by Henry Schofield (“Lost In Your Light”). Watch “New Rules” here.
Over the past year, 1991 has emerged as one of the most exciting newcomer artists in UK Dance music. At the start of 2017, he was being ear marked as a #NewName by Danny Howard on BBC Radio 1 – mix in a single release on OWSLA’s sister imprint, NEST, plus remixes for Sub Focus, Chris Lake and Skream, 1991 is now set to release his second EP entitled, ‘Lunar’.
Sony Recording Artist SYMON’s “I Never Do”
Sony recording artist and host of SiriusXM’s mega-popular radio show “Hits 1 in Hollywood” SYMON releases the new dance/pop track and music video for “I Never Do” on iTunes, VEVO and Spotify today. The song will be included on her upcoming EP, released late summer 2017.
CHAMPYONS unveil the explosive single “Dusty”
“Dusty” is the latest single to arrive from 3-piece band and producer collective, CHAMPYONS. Incorporating RnB, rock and electronic elements, the anonymous trio effortlessly blend traditional song and sample-driven beat-making to create a sound that transcends classic genre definitions. “Dusty” offers a glimpse into the band’s first full-length album CHA CHA CHA, to be released early 2018 via Embassy of Music (Booka Shade, Björk, Robyn, Zoot Woman).
Today, Minnesota artist and producer Bobby Raps unleashes his first official solo project, MARK [Republic Records], at all digital retailers.
“Lullabies typically aren’t thought of with the same level of seriousness reserved for more traditional songs. On his forthcoming album Turned Over To Dreams, though, Kentucky songwriter Daniel Martin Moore is setting out to prove that lullabies can be just as affecting and listenable as their daytime counterparts. The album’s title track takes the best elements of a lullaby — a soothing melody, a comforting message — and seamlessly blends them with the careful songwriting and subtly complex musicianship for which Moore has come to be known.” – AMERICAN SONGWRITER
Dublin-born producer EMBRZ releases his highly anticipated EP Progress out now via Ultra Music. The EP outlines an incredibly dreamy composition while effortlessly blending downtempo melodies with progressive dance music stylings. The release affords the perfect soundtrack for any chill setting while also exhibiting EMBRZ’s progression as an artist.
FHB Release New Single “Bag” Today!
The Los Angeles based Pop/R&B act, FHB, release new single “Bag” today via RED MUSIC/Dreams World. The unapologetic track, produced by The Starters, is an in-your-face anthem for bossed up woman everywhere. “Bag” is the second single to be unveiled from FHB’s upcoming debut EP, soon to come, featuring production from Teddy Riley, Jazze Pha, Luney Tunez, Harmony Samuels, The Starters and The Aristocrats.
Native Sons Share Driving New Single “Say Nothing”
Bay Area, electro-rock duo, Native Sons, are excited to release their next single, “Say Nothing”, from upcoming EP — Super American. The driving dance-pop track premiered exclusively on XSNoize. Perfect for a late night drive, “Say Nothing” features bouncing synth tones and eerie, longing vocals.
Highly Sedated Announce Debut Album
Swedish electronica band Highly Sedated have announced the release of their debut album, ‘All We Have Is Now’. To celebrate the announcement, they have revealed the first single from their LP titled, ‘Highly Sedated’. The track is out today and the album is due for release on 28th July via Steve Angello’s SIZE Records.
Built around a male vocal, ‘Highly Sedated’ begins with airy chords and a driving bassline. The track quickly escalates into a plethora of full-bodied synth patterns. ‘Highly Sedated’ is a solid display of the band’s production abilities, as well as giving listeners a first taste of the forthcoming album.
High Snobiety has shared the video for Capyac’s single “Bubblegum”. When talking about the video the band says, “”Bubblegum” started out as a sketch on the Prophet 08 synthesizer. Sugz wrote the lyrics, and we asked KD to come in and rap even though she had never done it before. Helmut Studio produced the video, which was directed by world-famous director Ursula Barker and shot in her living room. It was a very cold day.” Vocalist K.D. Kinetic added, “[Bubblegum] unpacks the buildup of female frustration into a rousing “BITCH” while still providing a catchy pop song that I think even misogynists could accidentally find themselves dancing too.” “Bubblegum” is out now on Spotify.
The L.A.-based band first unveiled that aesthetic with the breakout hit “Safe and Sound,” which went multi-Platinum around the world, topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and entered the Top 10 of the Hot 100. It has sold more than 12 million adjusted tracks globally. The “Safe and Sound” video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for a GRAMMY®. Cumulative streams of Capital Cities’ songs now surpass one billion while video views exceed 420 million globally. The band’s 2013 debut album, In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, has sold 1.7 million adjusted albums worldwide.
Chitown Legend Twista Returns
“Crook County got me thinking about what my city is, and Hip-Hop’s conflict between old and new. The project is my vision of where I’m at in the music game right now, bridging the gap between the youth and myself,” Twista explains. “What I wanted to focus on was not necessarily so much the guys that were on the forefront of Chicago right now, but just do it with that whole background scene a little bit. Like these guys that could sell out a Chicago crowd and you not know who the hell they are.”
Stream Nathan Xander’s Blue House before its release date
Trailer Fire Records is pleased to let you know that Blue House, by Nathan Xander, is now available on all streaming services ahead of its official release date of July 17th.
No Depression says, “Xander has been at it for some time, and Blue House is the work of an artist who knows himself well. Though he may be at a crossroads personally, as a musician he’s creating some of his finest, most sophisticated work.”
LÉON RELEASES CAPTIVATING NEW TRACK “SURROUND ME”
“‘Surround Me’ is a song that I wrote very recently, and it turned out to be one of the few songs I have that isn’t about an aching heart. It’s about feeling free and letting go in the heat of the moment,” LÉON says. “I feel like everyone’s been in a situation where you’ve decided to stay home alone, but then something happens and you change your mind and end up having the craziest night out. And getting strange, but great memories.”
UPSAHL Releases Latest Infectious Track
It’s nearly impossible to believe that Taylor Upsahl, who goes by simply Upsahl, just tossed her mortarboard in the air as a high school graduate. For someone so young, the Phoenix, AZ native is a remarkably skilled singer, songwriter and performer. It’s no wonder the Phoenix New Times proclaimed that her “songwriting will blow you away” and that her songs “transcend her teenage years, with catchy lyrics and melodies relatable to all ages.”
LIL BIBBY OFFICIALLY RELEASES “SOMEDAY” FEAT. PNB ROCK
The Chicago native has emerged as one of the city’s brightest stars. Lil Bibby released his critically acclaimed debut mixtape, Free Crack, in the fall of 2013 and quickly became one of rap’s most talked about new talents. The buzz of Free Crack helped Bibby earn the praise of some of hip-hop’s biggest names including Drake and Common as well as garnered him a spot on XXL’s Freshmen Class list in 2014. In 2015, Bibby signed to Kemosabe Records and released the final installment of his mixtape series, Free Crack 3. Lil Bibby’s debut project on Kemosabe Records/RCA Records is slated to release later this year.
Directed by G Visuals, Dae Dae pays homage to the most iconic music videos to come out of Atlanta, GA’s rap scene. Last week, Dae Dae dropped the Nitti Beatz-produced track via Worldstar Hip-Hop. Since 2016, Dae Dae has been making waves outside of Atlanta with his viral hit “Wat U Mean (Aye, Aye, Aye)” cracking the Top 10 on Urban Radio and reaching #66 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. Dae Dae’s “Spend It” also gained over 46 million views on YouTube. Both hits were featured on his debut mixtape, 4 Reasons. “New Wave” is the first single off his forthcoming project, 5 Reasons due out later this month.
Kamaiyah “Build You Up”
Oakland has always been the birth place of some of Hip Hop’s most precious gems. Kamaiyah, the newest diamond hailing from the region is perhaps the most alluring female rapper we’ve seen in years. This year she’s not only established herself as one of the most highly anticipated acts in the game but she’s also held her own as the only female rapper in this year’s 2017 XXL Freshman Class.
Letters To Part Release Debut Album
Post Rock/Ambient and Progressive/Indie 4-piece, Letters To Part, have released their debut full-length entitled, A Human Curse today, July 7th. Recorded at Iceman Studios, Daniel Colombo recorded, mixed and mastered the 8-track album which details struggles, whether it be from drug abuse, self mutilation, gambling, and the likes, and verdicts a story about how everyday we are living in an anxiety induced world. Lead singer Y’shua Ortiz-Escobedo expands on A Human Curse, by stating it “is a story about understanding true heartache, and trying to cope. Through vices that we all use. Trying to relieve some sort of symptom.” Last week, the band streamed A Human Curse exclusively with Substream Magazine!
When his voice first graced radio airwaves it led to GQ Magazine naming him one of their Men of the Year noting “we catch ourselves humming his melodies on the subway … only then do we realize that his name … is no longer just a proper noun. It’s a symbol now.” With such an illustrious, groundbreaking and symbolic career, Darius Rucker is constantly reinventing and striving for ways fans can have new experiences at his shows, however in doing so it had a surprising outcome that left him asking, “when was the last time I did something for the first time?” That simple question led to his latest release, a song he wrote with Derek George and Travis Hill, “For The First Time,” available today and impacting Country radio on Monday, July 24.
“‘Thumbnail’ is about being in a long-distance relationship,” explains guitarist/vocalist Chris Lee-Rodriguez. “I used to say to my partner at the time that if you look far back enough you could measure the distance between each other with your thumbnail. No matter how hard it got, that would always help me get through it.”
BIRDS Share New Single “Scatter”
Brooklyn psych band BIRDS will release its debut LP, Everything All At Once, on August 18th via Greenway Records. Available for pre-order on limited-edition splatter vinyl and cassette, it features a mangled, fuzzed-out mix of psych, pop, and straightforward rock ‘n’ roll that pairs catchy, ’60s-influenced hooks with the blown-out sounds of the ’90s.
Shout Out Louds announce new album
On September 22, Swedish pop masters Shout Out Louds will release their fifth full-length album Ease My Mind. Along with an extensive interview on Noisey, listen to first single “Jumbo Jet” and pre-order the album via your favorite digital music hub. You may also reserve your copy of Ease My Mind on CD or LP in the Merge store, where the first 250 LP orders will receive the album on white vinyl. In addition, the LP can be bundled with a clear and gold flexi disc containing “Angel,” a track that does not appear on the physical LP except as part of the download.
In the past five months, Sigrid has gone from unknown to the most exceptional breakout star of 2017. With a defining debut Glastonbury performance, ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ generating 40 million global streams and chart bound at Hot AC radio, Sigrid’s arrival has been nothing short of extraordinary. Today Sigrid drops a music video for another defiant anthem off of her debutDon’t Kill My Vibe EP called ‘Plot Twist’. The track features melodic highs and expansive production. Sigrid says: “Plot Twist is about finally getting over someone, but when me and Sigurd Fossen/William Glandberger from FillIn Productions discussed how we wanted the music video to be, we decided we wanted the focus to be on me having a good time with my best friends. We filmed it in Bergen where I’ve lived for two years now, and it was the best day!!”
Blake Mills & Shawn Everett Remix Ethan Gruska’s “Me Who Wasn’t Trying”
LA-based singer-songwriter Ethan Gruska has released the track “Me Who Wasn’t Trying (Break Mirrors Remix by Blake Mills and Shawn Everett)”, produced by Mills (Fiona Apple, John Legend, Alabama Shakes) and Everett (Weezer, Alabama Shakes). Earlier this week, the song made its U.K. premiere on Clash, who praises, “The album highlight has a gilded beauty, a hazy summer evening glow that lingers on top of that dexterous songwriting.” Gruska recently announced a residency this August at LA’s Hotel Café, where he will perform songs from his acclaimed debut album, Slowmotionary. Also released today is an intimate video portrait of Gruska, filmed at Valentine Recording Studios in North Hollywood.
SWEATER BEATS + HAYLEY KIYOKO ‘GLORY DAYS’
Sweater Beats and rising singer/songwriter/director Hayley Kiyoko join forces today to release ‘Glory Days’, the final track off Sweater Beats ‘For The Cold’ EP, available now through Big Beat Records.
LUKE CHRISTOPHER RELEASES NEW TRACK “SMALLTOWN”
Rapper/singer/producer Luke Christopher today releases his new single “SmallTown” off his highly-anticipated forthcoming debut album TMRWFRVR due out July 28th via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. The smooth track, produced by Luke Christopher himself along with ZiG, is now available across all digital service providers.
VENOM INC. Reveal Sinister New Track, “Avé Satanas”
Black metal originators VENOM INC. will unleash their upcoming full-length opus, Avé, out August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. After setting the metal world ablaze with their latest music video for “Dein Fleisch”, the band is following up with a second new track from Avé – the sinister crusher “Avé Satanas”.
Minnesota artist and producer Bobby Raps has unleashed his first official solo project, MARK, on Republic Records.
MARK boasts 14 tracks in total and from the cold production and rhymes on opener ‘Black Ice’ through the sonic darkness of ‘Purgatory’, the project showcases every side of Bobby Raps’ undeniable style. Corbin FKA Spooky Black also turns up with a standout cameo on ‘Highway Road’ (Interlude).
Today, the Toronto born-and-bred R&B singer/songwriter known as a l l i e shares “Bad Habits,” the first single from her debut album Nightshade. The new song is part of her 10-track opus scheduled for release on July 21st. The mood-setting sprawl of keyboard percussion on “Bad Habits” is provided by producer Birthday Boy. She finds herself losing control and giving in to the temptation of her “bad habits.”
Loney dear announces new album out Sept 29th + shares “Sum”
Loney dear, aka Emil Svanängen, is back with his first new (as well as first self-titled) album in six years. Loney dear, his seventh album to date, is due out September 29th via Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records. Gabriel has coined him “Europe’s answer to Brian Wilson.” To complement the album announcement Loney dear has also released a new track entitled “Sum.”
The Two Tens are set to release their follow-up effort to their acclaimed debut album Volume later this summer. Not only have the themes of heartbreak, heartache and depression reared their heads again on the L.A.-based duo’s new studio LP, On Repeat, but the pile-driving rock that dominates these 13 original tracks, along with a bludgeoning cover of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Nerve Damage!,” are an equal and familiar punch-in-the-gut.
Late Night Alumni unveil their brand new Startled Heart EP at all digital retailers via Arkade. This new collection arrives hot on the heels of the success of the group’s 2017 single “Love Song”—which is fast approaching 1-million Spotify streams and has already earned acclaim from a variety of tastemakers.
A delicate mosaic of deep house, indie, and alternative, Startled Heart illuminates the delicate nuances of Late Night Alumni’s signature sound. The single “Do You Love Me” transmits an entrancing vocal plea over a rich sonic backdrop, while the group team up with buzzing producer Lipless for the ethereal and engaging “Just A Dream.”
Los Angeles indie pop/rock band FLIGHTS OVER PHOENIX has just released their debut music video for their infectious new single “Middle Of The World,” a track off their newly released EP Where I Comedown. The video, shot and directed by award-winning production duo McCoy|Meyer, first premiered on Culture Collide and can now be seen wide on YouTube.
Palisades Debut Official Video for “Better Chemicals”
Straight out of New Jersey, our very own Palisades, have released a new music video for “Better Chemicals,” a track that can be found on their most recent, self-titled release. The new album is available now on iTunes via Rise Records.
The self-titled release is the follow up to the band’s Outcasts in 2013 and Mind Games in 2015, both released on Rise Records.
LEIKELI47 SHARES NEW SINGLE “MISS ME”
Today, Leikeli47 is sharing her first material of the year with a brand new single, “Miss Me.” The infectious track features a timely sample of The Honey Drippers’ “Impeach The President” and is an anthem for people who have no patience for ‘the bullsh*t.’
HONNE PREMIERE FIRST TRACK “JUST DANCE”
HONNE surprise fans with a new track “Just Dance” – the soulful duo’s first new material since last year’s acclaimed debut record, “Warm On A Cold Night.” Currently hard at work on their second album for Atlantic Records, the band will pause briefly for a series of worldwide festivals this summer, including performances at Panorama, Lollapalooza, and Osheaga. Earlier this spring, the duo completed a 10-show West Coast run including a critically-acclaimed Coachella debut.
Trae Tha Truth “Take Me Back” Sponsored by McDonald’s
An honest and compelling storyteller with a uniquely Texan perspective, Trae Tha Truth represents for Houston with his prolific body of work. Shining a light on his past and his community, Trae flashes back with “Take Me Back,” his latest single. Dropping a conversational flow over a twinkling, nostalgic instrumental, Trae reminisces about his best childhood memories of staying out all night and avoiding the wrath of his grandmother. Sponsored by McDonald’s, who enlisted Trae for their “Unmuted” series to promote his upcoming album Tha Truth Pt. 3 and sponsor several community initiatives, “Take Me Back” paints a compelling portrait of Trae’s community and explains the importance of his neighborhood in his life and to his worldview. “Take Me Back” is currently available gratis with pre-order of Tha Truth Pt. 3, along with the massive posse cut “I’m On 3.0,” which premiered last week via Billboard.
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Share New Track “You’re So Fine”
Following 2015’s Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third, the trio mark their return with the ten-track album Superscope encapsulating the talented, multi-instrumentalist continued hands-on approach as they write, produce and create sparkling analogue productions.
TOWER OF BABEL release “Midnight Sun” lyric video
Heavy Rockers TOWER OF BABEL featuring guitar shredder JOE STUMP (RAVEN LORD, HOLYHELL) and CSABA ZVEKAN (vocals) (EXORCISM, RAVEN LORD, METAL MACHINE) released “Midnight Sun” lyric video.
The track comes of the debut long player to be released on the 20th later this month.
Tokyo’s The Suzan dropped their first new song in more than four years last week when they released “Jungle Beat” on June 30th via the Swedish Artist Collective INGRID. They revealed the new tune with the help of BlackBook Mag the day prior, who noted the “modern-primitive rhythms, exuberant horn blasts and primordial chanting actually recall post-punk provocateurs like The Slits and Rip Rig + Panic.” Bjorn Yttling (Peter Bjorn and John, Chrissie Hynde, Primal Scream, Lykke Li) produced the latest music from the band, who he first discovered back in 2008 and has been working with ever since.
The Rocket Summer continues to showcase singer-songwriter Bryce Avary’s knack for catchy melody and heartfelt emotionality with his new single “Gone Too Long”, debuting today with a lyric video on Billboard. The new song comes just a few weeks before the start of Do You Feel 10 Year Anniversary Tour which will see The Rocket Summer play their celebrated 2007 album Do You Feel and choice cuts from the rest of their discography on a full US tour starting July 20th.
Earlier this year Urban Cone released the feel-good anthem “Old School” which has since racked up over 31M streams worldwide and made listeners nostalgic for the time when they were less connected technologically and more connected emotionally. The official video for ‘Old School” was directed by Diane Martel (the 1975, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX). Urban Cone toured the U.S. this spring with label mates Nightly playing to mostly sold out audiences and wrapping up the trip with a Club Stage performance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
GRAMMY® recognized music producer and artist Michael Starita has premiered the second track “Lights On” featuring Trevor Hall via Magnetic Magazine today. The song appears on Starita’s debut EP For The Record, coming out Fall 2017.
Next month, Icelandic death metal unit BENEATH will unleash their third full length, Ephemeris. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates, etc.) at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016, Ephemeris features new recruit Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) at the drum stool. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality; an odyssey through the forthcoming millenniums of exponential colonization of planets and galaxies by human induced technology; a world where technology has gone way beyond the frontier of the imagination.
KOLAJ Shares New Track “First Time With You”
KOLAJ shares her new single “First Time With You”, available today for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers.
For the uninitiated, “Twenty 1” is the best way to get to know the boys. Powered by an elastic riff, hummable bass line, and powerhouse chorus, it stands at a crossroads between timeless rock ‘n’ roll instrumentation, funk swagger, and pop panache. For a point of reference, think Jimi Hendrix with a soft spot for Paramore and Fall Out Boy! “Twenty 1” hints at their power and heralds the group’s forthcoming debut EP—coming very soon.
Chronixx’s Chronology skyrockets to the top of iTunes today. In the U.S., the Jamaican artist’s debut album, available today July 7, 2017, is currently holding the #12 spot on the overall Top Album chart and #1 on Reggae Album chart. In other iTunes territories, the album lands at #16 in Canada, #19 in UK, #2 in Kenya, #5 in Switzerland on their overall Top Album chart.
Ricardo Marinoni (aka Chozen) lights up the summer with his anthemic new video, ‘Name and Face.’ Chozen was inspired to make music after watching his cousin Neutrino PKA begin his musical career on pirate radio and release songs independently on white label as part of DJ and MC duo ‘Oxide and Neutrino,’ then achieve enormous success with the No1 single ‘Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty).’ His cousin’s journey motivated Chozen to follow his path and make quality music rather than following different, negative paths which surrounded him at the time.