Phish bassist Mike Gordon has shared “Victim,” the second single from his new album OGOGO, which will arrive September 15, 2017 via Megaplum / ATO Records.
The video premiered on Songwriting Magazine where the project’s Kika Von Kluck shared, “Based on the concept of ‘dominator and partnership cultures,’ the co-opted model image of the white horse flying into the sun relates to a self-destructive, obstinate quest. It represents the idea that power’s fire can be blinding and destructive, not only for the individual but also for everything around him”
The Yorks Shimmer with ‘Parking Lots’
The steady drums and walking bass line, in combination with sweeping wind-chime guitar chords help to paint the picture of an empty parking lot extending into the still hours past midnight. A staccato vocal arrangement dances around the falsetto layers to extend those hours into the infant light of the morning, complete with buzzing, flickering street lights.
OVERDOSE SUPPORT: Finnish Noise Rock Outfit To Release Try Dying Debut LP
Finnish chaos brigade OVERDOSE SUPPORT has completed the outfit’s proper debut album, Try Dying, with plans of unleashing the LP through diverse/experimental label Kaos Kontrol in September. The band and label have partnered with New Noise Magazine to unveil the album’s first single, “Healthy Self-Love,” as preorders and album details are issued.
OVERDOSE SUPPORT was forged by a crew of musicians who also share their time in Dark Buddha Rising, Sokea Piste, Baxter Stockman, Katakombi, and other acts. Within this belligerent sect, the members coalesce their energy into a hammering blend of noise rock obsessed with the ills of society and the self. No stone will be left unturned to discover the seediest filth and imaginative form of self-abuse out there, all the while maintaining a steady rock’n’roll groove only disturbed by razor sharp electronics.
Cut-Ups was produced by the band and Geoff Sanoff (Nada Surf, Luna, Jets To Brazil) at Renegade Studios in New York City with additional recording done by the band at their Brooklyn practice space and homes. This is an album for listeners who don’t seek authenticity, but intuitively know it when they hear it; for people who are interested in language and sound. This is not lifestyle marketing. This is not going to cover your bald spot or shrink your waistband. This is not this year’s model. Or last year’s model dressed up as tomorrow’s hope. This is the sound of four adult men in Brooklyn, New York, sharing their world as they see it. They are not afraid to write about politics or personal failings. They are not afraid to celebrate love. Or yearn for a better world. They may be cut up, but they are here to stay.
Sam Paganini announces New Album ‘Zenith’
Respected producer Sam Paganini has announced the release of ‘Zenith’, a ten-track album set for release on Sam’s very own label, Jam, on 4th September.
Produced using Cubase 7.5 sequencer and recorded on a MacMini Apple with an Universal Audio Apollo 16 and an analog summing mixer Dangerous 2-BUS+, Sam uses the LP to explore a range of styles heavy on ambient sounds coming from vintage and software keyboards.
Today, Portland, OR band Wild Ones has announced their new album, Mirror Touch, out October 6, 2017 via Topshelf Records. Nylon premiered the first single “Paresthesia” calling it “a catchy indie gem with a deeper meaning.”
Vocalist Danielle Sullivan says of the track, “Paresthesia refers to a time in my life when anxiety was ruling my mind. I was withdrawing from friends, wasn’t leaving my house, and had stopped engaging with the world outside. The song explores strained love in the context of manifested fear.”
Newly formed alternative rock band The Fell have released the Newl Music Video for their debut single, “Footprints.” Originally premiered on Guitar World, “Footprints” was self-directed and was filmed by Jonathan Britt.
DEMON EYE: Decibel Streams “Dying For It”
Prophecies And Lies, the forthcoming full-length from North Carolina-based occult metal collective DEMON EYE, will see release via Soulseller Records in the coming weeks.
Captured by Corrosion Of Conformity’s Mike Dean in the band’s hometown of Raleigh, the eleven-track burner finds DEMON EYE’s fiery fusion of heavy classic rock, proto metal, and traditional doom at its most intense to date. A monolithic display of mighty riffs, haunting melodies, and fist-raising anthems, DEMON EYE conjures vintage, heavy darkness for modern day evils.
King Cardinal Announce Debut Record ‘Great Lakes’ Due Out Sept. 29
“I moved to Denver on a whim,” says King Cardinal founder Brennan Mackey. “I’d been living in Chicago, working a finance job that I didn’t love, and I knew exactly what the rest of my life would look like if I stayed there. I decided I wanted to throw everything up in the air and see where it landed.”
It makes sense, then, that the cover of King Cardinal’s stellar debut album, Great Lakes, depicts a man catapulting himself headlong into the unknown, trading safety and security for adventure and excitement as he leaps over a protective railing. If the record is any indication, Mackey’s own bold leaps have paid off in spades. Pushing raw roots rock into lush, sonically daring territory with hints of cosmic country and delicate folk, Great Lakes showcases the five-piece group’s exceptional musicianship and the powerful emotional depth of the vocal interplay between Mackey and fellow singer Texanna Dennie.
Nashville-based indie pop/rock band Colony House today announce their new fall tour dates with MuteMath, kicking off September 14th in Boston, MA at the House of Blues. In addition, the band will be performing at Lollapalooza this Saturday 8/5 and upcoming dates later this month in Leawood, KS (8.10), Boulder, CO at the FMQB Triple A Conference (8.11), and the Red Brick Roads Music and Artist Festival in Clinton, MS (8.26). They are also performing at upcoming festival dates including Pilgrimage 9/23 in their hometown of Franklin, TN and New Orleans’ Voodoo Festival on 10/28.
A note from Chris Staples: “I’m doing close to 30 living room shows this summer, as well as a few clubs. I love playing house shows. It’s such a great environment for live music. It’s the most personal a show you can get. It’s strange and wonderful, to meet a group of strangers and a few hours later leave as friends. Tickets are pre-sale only and are limited to 35-50 people.”
“I’m turning my van into a camper and staying in national parks along the way. My plan is to see some beautiful country and write some songs about it. Our politics are obviously in great turmoil, but the land and the people are what I love about this country, and I’m hoping I will feel reconnected to that through this trip.”
Ever Heard Of Ruby Fray?
Based out of Chicago, Illinois, singer and song crafter Emily Beanblossom took on the name Ruby Fray in 2011 as a moniker for her solo work apart from her other collaborative endeavors. Beanblossom was active in the Olympia scene in bands like Georgy, Legs the Crab, Karczol, and others, but was best known as the frontwoman for the raucous noise rock band Christmas.
Following extensive U.S. tours with Christmas, the singer retreated for a time to her family farm and began work on the darker, more organic sounds that would become Ruby Fray. Between gigs with Christmas and her fledgling business as a soap maker, she began performing stripped-down solo shows with these new songs.
Fresh off the release of the latest single “Omnion” (currently receiving airplay on BBC Radio), Hercules & Love Affair reveal another song from the forthcoming album Omnion with “Fools Wear Crowns” – premiered today via Pitchfork.
“Fools Wears Crowns” is, says Hercules’ Andy Butler, “insanely personal” and as such, Hercules & Love Affair vocalists Rouge and Gustaph wisely concluded it “made no sense in anyone singing it other than me.” The song is indicative of Omnion as a whole – an album that reflects a dramatic shift in Butler’s lifestyle as he celebrates four years sober after years of serious drug addiction.
In conjunction with the tour kick off and impending album release, MARTY FRIEDMAN is pleased to reveal his new music video for the single “Whiteworm”, which through cinematic segments depict the aggressive yet uplifting flow of the track. Watch it now via Metal Injection.
Brooklyn psych band BIRDS will release its debut LP, Everything All At Once, on August 18th via Greenway Records. 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.
Today, the band shares the album’s opening track, “See It All,” which has a hazy, laid-back vibe but keep things moving forward with driving percussion and catchy vocal harmonies.
You can stream the track where it premiered with COLLiDE or via Soundcloud.
Interscope Records’ recording artist Lana Del Rey scores her second US No. 1 on the Billboard chart as her new album Lust for Life opens atop the list. Lust for Life has sold just over 107k copies in its opening week, with high praise from reviewers.
Lust for Life showcases singles such as Love, Lust For Life, Coachella – Woodstock On My Mind, Summer Bummer, and Groupie Love and features collaborations with The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Stevie Nicks, and Sean Lennon. Lust for Life is available to purchase and stream now on all partners globally.
Pia Mia heats up the summer with her brand new video “I’m A Fan.” The visual is a perfect display of summer time fun. Directed by Justin Francis, the video features Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jeremih. Inspired by her Guamanian roots, Pia’s video is an effortless combination of her confidence and style.
SCREAMING FOR SILENCE ANNOUNCE TOUR
Screaming for Silence have announced tour dates in support of their new, independent release titled House of Glass that released on July 28, 2017. The House of Glass Tour kicked off on the same day, July 28th in Ames, Iowa at DG’s Taphouse and will conclude on August 19th in Omaha, Nebraska.
“I wrote “Rock Cinema” at around 11AM on a Tuesday while playing hookie from work. Since moving back into my parents house, it was hard to make lots of noise without getting yelled at, so I waited until after they all left for work, and started screeching feedback loops and junk in my bedroom, out of aggression possibly, or maybe boredom, until something crazy started happening.” – Noah Engel on writing “Rock Cinema” to Spill Magazine.
The Cribs debut new “What Have You Done From Me” single
The Cribs’ headlining North American tour begins September 14th in Minneapolis, MN. The dates take the band across the U.S. and into Canada before wrapping up in the northwest with an October 12th show in Portland, OR. The tour includes a stop at Chicago’s Riot Fest the weekend of September 15th as well as shows in Brooklyn, NY on September 20th and Los Angeles, CA on October 6th.