Mr. Mitch’s Gobstopper label follow a trio of blistering club records from Odeko, Tarquin and newcomer Lloyd SB with Orlando’s new four-tracker, ‘The Tide That Moves Me’.
Formerly known as Orlando Volcano, the moniker under which he released his debut EP, ‘Complete Concrete’, with Liminal Sounds in the summer of 2016, Orlando — like Mr. Mitch — is a producer who places emotion at the heart of his output. “My work explores themes of landscape and environment and a constant longing for the unobtainable”, he explains.
GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier has released his own take on Buffalo Springfield’s anti-war anthem “For What It’s Worth.” Originally written by the legendary Stephen Stills, Seth believes it was imperative for this song to come back to life given the current political climate. He states “I decided to record the Buffalo Springfield song ‘For What It’s Worth’ because I believe we are in a time of connecting the dots again. In our culture and in ourselves. The age of information has been turned into the age of entertainment and I believe people in both red states and blue are beginning to say ‘there is something happening here’.”
Marc Baker brings attitude to pop and romance to punk. He throws roses into the crowd. He swings the mic around his neck while donning a three-piece suit. This is what’s to expect when the Melbourne born and bred singer takes the stage.
The music, too, is reflective of all these things compounded with the frenetic energy and indelible melodies prevalent on the records he grew up listening to, which continue to serve as inspiration. Filtered through his and producer Benjamin Plant’s (Miami Horror) discerning ears—the songs recorded during their sessions yield a contemporary spin on that beloved, vintage sound.
Singing through mixed emotions on “Bad Habits,” a l l i e finds balance in a physical sanctuary. The soulful singer, whose music has been described as “meditative and therapeutic” by Complex, now takes us to a serene location in the video for “Bad Habits.” The visual was filmed in Rockwood Conservation Area in Guelph, directed by Mark Martin. The fertile backdrop of nature is a second home for a l l i e, where she is joined by friends, including Birthday Boy, who produced the track.
Dead Stars Announces New LP
While Perfect Patterns still finds the band embracing their affinity for the fuzzed-out slacker vibes of Dinosaur Jr. and the pop sensibilities of Weezer, it takes a turn towards more aggressive guitars, minimalist song structure, and stripped-down arrangements. Lead single “Pink Clouds” is a perfect example: one of the most explosive, high-energy tracks on the album, it’s built around a simple guitar riff and clocks in at under three minutes. You can stream the track via Soundcloud & grab a free download with all Bandcamp pre-orders.
Max Styler enlists rising vocalist GØldn on his latest single “Promises.” Glitchy future bass synths and anthemic beats underscore this song, while GØldn’s delivery of melancholic lyrics echoes pangs of sorrow.
Seattle synth-pop duo Neu Yeuth release their debut
Neu Yeuth is the electronic-pop brainchild of Claire Grayson and Huntington Filson, born from a Craigslist ad in 2015.
Grayson, a now-Seattlelite from Salt Lake City, and Filson, a student of Cornish College of the Arts, have since fused their creative minds together and hit the ground running, with performances all over the city, and recently at the first-ever Upstream Music Festival, set in the heart of Seattle.
Punk Band Hot Water Music Release New Video “Vultures”
Punk veterans, Hot Water Music have released a new music video for their latest single “Vultures”. The video is the first off of the band’s upcoming album, Light It Up, and features fan footage from across the band’s career. Light It Up will be released September 15.
Chart topping rock band Stone Sour has announced details of its highly anticipated fall headline tour which begins September 24th at Omaha, NE’s Sokol Auditorium and then travels through mid-October. Support comes from special guests Steel Panther, Beartooth, Man With A Mission and Cherry Bombs on select dates (see attached itinerary). The tour will also include stops at a number of upcoming festivals, including Englewood, CO’s High Elevation Rock Festival (September 23rd), Janesville, WI’s JJO Sonic Boom (September 30th), Louisville, KY’s Louder Than Life (October 1st), Houston, TX’s Houston Open Air (October 15th), and Sacramento, CA’s 2017 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival (October 21st).
Video: SonReal – “Problems”
SonReal’s elaborate, creative music videos illustrate his unique perspective as an artist trying to make it in music. Reflecting on his troubles with an encouraging optimism, “Problems,” SonReal’s latest video, takes you on a journey inside the artist’s daily struggles. In the visual, premiered by Billboard, SonReal breezes around town in a La-Z-Boy, dramatizing his life-changing decision to leave his job and chase his dream. For four months, the Vancouver-based emcee crashed on his friend’s couch while recording his first mixtape. Originally premiered as an audio single by Earmilk, “Problems” depicts the struggle of leaving behind a blue collar life in pursuit of true artistic satisfaction: “I will wake up, on my homies sofa/Weight all on my shoulders/All for this dream tonight.” The video single, inspired by SonReal’s conversations with fans while on his recent headlining No Warm Up Tour, is the latest clip from One Long Dream, SonReal’s debut album, coming out on August 11th.
Sleeping With Sirens Announce Fall Underplay Tour
Sleeping With Sirens will embark on a North American underplay tour this Fall in support of their new album Gossip, out September 22 via Warner Bros. Records. The 4-week tour kicks off August 31 in San Francisco at Slim’s, and offers fans a special chance to catch the band live in an intimate setting, including stops at The Gramercy Theatre in New York, Troubadour in Los Angeles, and more. Every ticket purchased for the tour will include a choice of either a standard physical or standard digital copy of their upcoming album.
ODESZA Detail Their Creative Process in New Video
Ahead of their A Moment Apart album and tour coming in Fall 2017, ODESZA sit down with internationally celebrated music software and hardware company Native Instruments for a short 4-minute documentary style video that details the duo’s unique creative process.
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds are excited to announce plans for a second outing to Mexico! Set for January 12-14, 2018, the all-inclusive concert vacation features three nights of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performing on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico, just steps away from the ocean. Additional artists will be announced in the coming months.
When the new Levitt Pavilion Denver opens its doors atop Ruby Hill Park with a free concert on July 20, leaders of Colorado Harvest Company will realize a lofty goal its owners set for themselves in 2009 when they first opened their legal cannabis businesses: To be in a position to give back to their loyal customers who voted for legal cannabis.
Colorado Harvest Company, which operates three vertically integrated dispensaries, was the first to donate to the capital campaign, a pledge that jump-started the fundraising process.
“We knew immediately this was a great fit for us,” Tim Cullen, CEO of Colorado Harvest Company, said. “Ninety percent of our customers are local. They supported us and this is our gift back to them.”
The guitar driven sound of ‘Citadel’ has been replaced here by a myriad of analog synthesisers, ancient world instruments, throat singing and strings. ‘Lemurian Dawn’ channels New Age meditational works, film soundtracks and cosmic jazz from the 70s and 80s. The result could be the soundtrack to a lost 1970’s European sci-fi film, warm analogue sounds that hint at cosmic foreboding and sinister forces unseen. Instead of ancient psychedelia and shamanic rituals, “Lemurian Dawn” conjures up images of a binary sunrise on forgotten worlds, of terrifying unidentifiable objects hovering over sacrificial pyramids in lands forgotten.
Local Natives share new visual for “The Only Heirs”
Local Natives are currently in the midst of a world tour following festivals plays that included Coachella, Primavera Sound, Hangout Festival, Governor’s Ball, and many more. The band will perform stateside next on July 28th at Berkeley’s legendary Greek Theatre, and are also confirmed for Montreal’s Osheaga Music & Arts Festival on August 6th, as well as Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, NV on September 23rd and at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl supporting The National on October 11th.
COLDPLAY CELEBRATE HISTORY OF AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW VIDEO FOR ‘MIRACLES (SOMEONE SPECIAL)’
Coldplay have premiered a new lyric video for Miracles (Someone Special), the collaboration with Detroit rapper Big Sean from their new five-track Kaleidoscope EP.
The video – which you can watch now – was directed by Ben Mor (who also directed the band’s Hymn For The Weekend clip). Based on historical photos from the 19th and 20th centuries, the video celebrates America’s long history of welcoming immigrants from across the world.
Raven Sings The Blues has premiered the new single, “Ready To Suffer”, by San Francisco natives, The Lovebirds. Prior to this track Brooklyn Vegan shared the first single “Filled With Hate”. Both will be featured on the band’s debut EP ‘Filled With Hate’ out 8/11 on Empty Cellar Records.
Rising New York singer, songwriter and producer NexXthursday just released a scorcher featuring Quavo and Lil Yachty called “Sway.” NexXthursday is managed by founders of Quality Control Music, Coach K and Pee Tee. Check this one and share.
Social Work drops “Underweight” ft. Dreamqueen
New single from producer/artist Will Butler who is now churning out infectious, gritty pop hooks under the name Social Work. Legally blind since his teens, Butler crafts his productions with a clever mix of adaptive technology and nonvisual technique to the point where people forget that he can hardly see anything.
Sareem Poems & Terem’s “Growing” is about growing in spite of fear & insecurity
Growing is a new single from Sareem Poems & Terem. It’s from their upcoming album, A Pond Apart, releasing July 28th via Illect Recordings.
Sareem Poems shares, “”Growing” is a song of reflection and realizing that adulthood isn’t much different from childhood. I have new toys, loves, hates, wants and dreams. Only now, there are the added pressures of being an adult. Working, handling bills and taking care of a family. How I handle trials and tribulations has shown me just how much growing up I still need to do.”
Alternative singer/songwriter and socially conscious artist, Declan McKenna will release his debut album What Do You Think About The Car? this Friday, July 21st via Columbia Records. However, fans can head over to NPR for a First Listen and stream the album in entirety now here. NPR Music has long supported Declan, with Bob Boilen noting, “Declan McKenna writes about a much bigger world than you or I might expect from a singer who only recently turned 18.”
Guantanamo Baywatch premiers their upcoming album’s blazing new single, “Blame Myself”
Speaking of pioneers, the album opens with “Conquistador”, an instrumental track displaying enough fretboard savvy and fiery twang to make The Challengers proud. But any notion that Guantanamo Baywatch is strictly adhering to one facet of rock n’ roll’s classic era is dispelled by the soulful swagger and unabashed pop of “Neglect”. It’s an inadvertent juxtaposition maintained through the entirety of Desert Center, with blazing instrumental nuggets like “The Scavenger” alternating with the proto-grunge and golden oldies mash-up of a track like “Blame Myself”.
Transparent and often unapologetic about his past, Chaz French’s lyrics to his vibey music are inspired by his own life experiences. He delivers his art in its purest form and people have gravitated to his honest lyrics throughout his career. Born in D.C. and raised in Maryland, French describes himself as a survivor having experienced an almost fatal car accident and homelessness, often crediting those traumatic experiences to his tenaciousness. Chaz first burst on to the scene with the release of his Billboard charting EP, These Things Take Time.
The track premiered in a piece with Atwood Magazine where Riotto shared, “I’m a habitual reader of the news which has always been depressing. Lately, though, it’s gotten almost unbearable for me. There are such terrible atrocities happening all over the world, and such incredible disparities in opportunity and resources between the privileged and the poor, and I’m so insulated from all of it. The things that I think about on a day to day basis are so trivial and so luxurious on a certain level that it makes me feel quite guilty.”
Today, Toronto’s Beliefs announced their new record Habitat with the haunting “1994” video at Billboard. Director Christopher Mills says of the video, “BELIEFS write music that transports me to inter-dimensional worlds awash with waterfalls of sounds that stir up ghosts, memories, and really weird dreams. ‘1994’ is the apex of a triptych of dream-state videos that feature magick battles, flying ghosts, and impressionistic German Cabaret inspired dance performances, dipped in Yves Klein blues, and broadcast to a broken TV set.”
Ross Goldstein shares trippy “Green State”
As a photographer, visual artist and musician (member of the cosmic brain bending trio Devin Gary & Ross, among other projects) Ross has built a layered catalog of softly psychedelic artistic output, but last showed up in rare solo form on Trail Songs, a quietly-released 2007 collection of more Americana-leaning songcraft. A decade later, he picks up on threads started on that debut, but continues in a far more inward direction.
New Zealand’s reigning queen of gothpop, So Below, has put her own unique spin on Now, Now’s latest single ‘SGL’. Produced by Aaron Short (The Naked and Famous, Space Above), the cover replaces the original’s driving guitars with a downtempo tapestry of echoey vocals and warm synths.
The cover succeeds North’s latest single ‘Ruin’ which was co-written with SOMBEAR of Now, Now and Chelsea Jade – with additional production from The Naked and Famous’ Aaron Short – the track takes cues from the darker reaches of electronica while readapting the modern dance format for a midnight-hued take on pop music.
Josh Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation today announced its partnership with Halleck Vineyard to create a limited release of Find Your Light, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir. All profits will go to the Find Your Light Foundation supporting arts education.
“It has been a great discovery to share a passion for arts education with the wonderful Halleck Winery”, says Groban, “Their wines are absolutely stunning and to be able to collaborate, and benefit my Find Your Light foundation in the process has been extremely fun and fulfilling.”
“Josh and I were on the same page before we knew each other”, says Halleck, “both devoted to supporting the arts. I was making wine and auctioning off special events to raise money for schools; Josh was performing all over the world and had established the Find Your Light Foundation. We were creative brothers from different mothers.”