Marcel Alexander – ‘Wake Up’
Life is short, so we should do whatever it is that we love while we’re here. Marcel Alexander’s motto is Live Life Lite. Come with Marcel as he celebrates the good life on a refreshing new video titled, “Wake Up”. Watch as director, Caleb Seales, captures a crazy high energy house party. The hen is pouring, the loud smoke is in the air, fashion forward apparel and fine women are everywhere! This is just another day in the life of Mr. LiveLifeLite, Marcel Alexander, as he invites you, the viewer, to turn up with the crew.
The Boxing bring light to their brooding psych on new single ‘Tame’
Leeds psych trio The Boxing release ‘Tame’, the follow up to acclaimed single ‘One By One’.
Traditionally conjurers of dark tones and brooding soundscapes The Boxing embrace the kaleidoscopic
potential of their psychedelic flourishes with latest release ‘Tame’. As lead-singer and guitarist Harrison
Warke elaborates: ‘Most of our songs are written in a darkroom without windows, but a hint of light managed to creep into this one. There’s a bit of sweet among the usual sour.’
The EP opens with “Lovesick,” a very energetic track that features old school guitars, a sharp bass, fast drums, and modern synths. “The Girl Who Tried,” that was the second single of the release, is an instant flashback in time to the late 80’s, early 90’s dark and goth clubs of London and New York. A mysterious synth sets the atmosphere for the third track, “Divination,” a new-wave balad with deep vocals and post-punk guitars. And last but not least is “The Witching Hour,” a song reminiscent of The Cure’s Disintegration years but with a modern twist.
Strawberry Runners’ debut EP
Strawberry Runners share details of In The Garden, In The Night! Their debut EP is out October 20th on Salinas Records and, yesterday, The FADER premiered the lead single calling it “a sweet song about ever-present grief.”
Strawberry Runners is the project of songwriter, Emi Night. Emi took up the guitar when she was 7 and teacher, Judy Collins, (not the one you’re thinking of) taught her to strum along to Bob Dylan and church hymns in Madison, Indiana. Music took Emi from teenage years on the midwestern DIY circuit to Bloomington, IN where she formed the bands Princess City and Summer Salt; out to Denver, CO, becoming a member of the orchestral pop-punk band, Mega Gem, and where Strawberry Runners came to life in 2013; and most recently, back across to the Northeast, and Brooklyn, NY.
LEAONE releases new video ahead of second EP release on Fierce Panda
The smouldering talent that is Leaone has returned with a sublime new single ‘End of The World’ – the first track to be taken from his forthcoming EP ‘Wild Horse Ride On’, released through Fierce Panda this Autumn.
Canadian Electro-Pop Project RADIO WOLF
On Halloween, October 31st, 2017, Canadian/British electro-rock outfit — RADIO WOLF — will release their highly anticipated debut EP, Rock ‘N’ Roll Forever. Radio Wolf is the creation of musician & producer Oliver Blair.
Though America Needs The Town Hall isn’t a political album, that it was written in this time of political divide and social upheaval by a writer as introspective and sensitive as Larney, it’s little wonder that the state of the media and politics would be so reflected by his songs. Backlash was the writer’s reaction to the awful and unfortunate outcome of the Dallas protests last summer: “Everyone has lost it, the crowd loses sight. There’s five dead in Dallas tonight.”
Shigeto announces dancefloor-driven new album, shares “Detroit Part II”
It’s been four years since Zach Saginaw, aka Shigeto, returned home to Michigan from a stint in Brooklyn, NY, and since then, the multi-faceted musician has become a part of the fabric of Detroit’s music scene. While always having a personal approach to his projects, Saginaw’s influences for his third album, The New Monday, are more about the community of Detroit than anything else.
Fiery roots-rock singer/songwriter Scott Miller will release Ladies Auxiliary, his first album in four years on November 3rd via F.A.Y. Recordings. Raised on a cattle farm in Virginia, and well versed in topics ranging from Greek mythology to modernist poetry, Miller’s smart songwriting has long been admired by his peers. A founding member of Knoxville-based band the V-Roys, Miller’s raucous style influenced the newer generation of Alt-Country revelry and what’s now known as Americana.
The track, its title a thought provoking play on words, is the latest installment in a series of songs to preempt the album, following the well-received “Immigrant Boogie” and “Freakshow”.
Dark and foreboding, “Dopamine If I Do” features Ghostpoet (née Obaro Ejimiwe) contemplating and contrasting the idealistic vision of our hyper-connected world with the epidemic of isolation it is responsible for.
Today, Converge announce the upcoming release of The Dusk In Us, the first album in five years from the Boston-based heavy-music innovators. Due out on November 3, The Dusk in Us will be released via Epitaph and Deathwish.
IRON MONKEY Announces New Album
Cult UK doom/sludge outfit IRON MONKEY return with 9-13, their first new full-length in almost two decades. After disbanding in 1999 due to the death of their original singer J.P. Morrow, the group has reformed for phase two of their mission. Recorded in their hometown of Nottingham in Spring 2017 A.D. with producer Johnny A. Carter, 9-13 is nine songs and forty-eight minutes of total nihilism. Now older, more cynical, and more isolationist, IRON MONKEY are back to usurp the scene, then crush its skull. Without question, their most focused, aggressive, and direct material to date, 9-13 is an all-out assault of violent hatred and nightmarish negativity. Recommended listening for fans of pain, suffering, and misanthropy.
Currently in the middle of the European festival circuit, WE RIDE has released the music video for “What You Are,” from their Victory Records debut, Empowering Life, available now. The powerful modern hardcore five-piece teamed up with Deez Nuts frontman JJ Peters to deliver a track that is more than just a mosh worthy anthem, but a cut that hits like an adrenaline spike to the heart. WE RIDE also announced several dates supporting Stray From The Path and Capsize with more international dates to be announced soon.
TANYA TAGAQ RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “SIVULIVINIVUT”
Experimental vocalist Tanya Tagaq shares a new video for the beseeching interlude “Sivulivinivut” from the album Retribution, released in October 2017 and now short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize (Tagaq’s Animism won in 2014). Edited by Light Echo Productions, “Sivulivinivut” mirrors the song’s gentle poetic spirit, a moment of peace amidst Retribution’s fury.
Ryan Quinn (The Voice) Pays Homage to Chris Cornell
Gifted Singer/Songwriter Ryan Quinn–The Voice Season 10–has released a video of his stirring rendition of the Temple of the Dog hit single “Say Hello to Heaven” in homage to the late Chris Cornell. Shot, recorded and edited by Frank Briggs in North Hollywood, CA, each layer of Quinn’s stunning tribute was a complete take, including vocals, with no pitch correction or fixing.
Chamomile and Whiskey, known for their high-energy mix of bluegrass melodies and traditional Irish rhythms, will release their second full-length record, Sweet Afton, on October 27.
Little did Koda Kerl and Marie Borgman know they would one day tour as a musical duo when they met as children in Nelson County, Va. Years later, after playing together as a side project, the two sat down to talk about forming a band. Borgman made chamomile tea and Kerl brought a fifth of Evan Williams. That mix — of earthy tea and a strong kick of bourbon — embodied the sound they were working toward.
Front man Austin Getz doesn’t blink when asked to sum up Turnover’s third full-length, Good Nature. “Learning,” he replies. “This whole record is about learning. Opening your eyes to new things, going outside of your comfort zone, and learning to grow into something new.”
Turnover’s previous full-length, 2015’s Peripheral Vision, won acclaim for showcasing a dreamier side of the band’s melodically-charged sound; Billboard noted that “the quartet has morphed into a moody, atmospheric indie rock band, without losing its knack for hooks.” As easy as it might have been to replicate that success for its third album, the band resisted the urge to play it safe.
Skrillex releases new single ‘Would You Ever’ feat. Poo Bear
Skrillex and singer/songwriter Poo Bear have teamed up for their new song ‘Would You Ever’, out now via OWSLA / Atlantic. Poo Bear has been building his name as Justin Bieber’s go-to hit writer – penning Skrillex, Diplo and Bieber’s triple platinum single ‘Where Are Ü Now’ as well as seven other songs on Bieber’s latest album ‘Purpose’ – now he’s making his artist debut singing on his first solo collaboration alongside Skrillex.
Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records recording group Blaenavon has announced the release of a new EP. “PRAGUE ’99” arrives at all digital music retailers and streaming services today.
Jesse Kivel (Kisses, Mt. Si) announces ‘Content’
Today Jesse Kivel releases new material under his name + announces the 5-track release, Content. The record comes out via his own label New Feelings (US) & Rallye (Japan) on October 6. The announcement comes with lead-single “LA Story”.
Hardworking hustlers with an ear for high quality Bay Area beats, G-Val and Lil Yase dedicate their lives to the grind. Running roughshod over a braggadocious mob instrumental, G-Val and Lil Yase craft an ode to cold hard cash on “Blue Strips,” their dramatic new video premiered by Dirty Glove Bastard. Opening with a gorgeous aerial shot of San Francisco and the Bay Bridge, “Blue Strips” catches the two emcees on the tail end of a successful bank heist, following them to their safehouse where they celebrate their victory by counting crisp Benjamins and sipping on lean.
RISING SINGER/SONGWRITER MICHAEL MINELLIRELEASES NEW SINGLE “PICK IT UP”
Michael, a Connecticut native who is based in Los Angeles, is a fresh face with a captivating voice that is sure to win over any audience. Getting his start in 2014, Michael has performed alongside major artists such as Snoop Dogg, Wale, Mike Posner, Jordin Sparks and more. His rendition of John Legend’s “All of Me” caught the eye of Ryan Seacrest and Michael was crowned the winner of Ryan’s cover contest. Since then, Michael has been writing, rehearsing, and perfecting his craft and is now ready to share his gifts with the world with the release of his forthcoming project.
Autobahn announce “The Moral Crossing” LP via Tough Love Records
Leeds post-punk quintet Autobahn return today with the frenetic first single and title track of their upcoming second album, “The Moral Crossing”, premiering exclusively with DIY. The album will be released by Tough Love Records on a selection of physical formats – including CD, a red vinyl pressing for indie stores, 100 red vinyl pressing with a poster available exclusively through Bandcamp / Tough Love Records and, finally, a 100 grey vinyl pressing only available for their hometown through Leeds record stores.
Recently hailed a “master of seduction” by the LA Times, Sabrina Claudio has been tapped by critically-acclaimed artist 6LACK to join him as main support on his first nationwide headline tour dubbed the “FREE 6LACK TOUR,” which kicks off October 7th in San Diego, CA and runs through November 29th in Tampa, FL.
Nadine Shah Shares Video For “Holiday Destination”
Today English musician Nadine Shah has shared the video for the title track from her new album Holiday Destination (due out August 25th on 1965 Records) – a triumphant unification of a political message with an infectiously driving groove. The first song written for the album, “Holiday Destination” paved the way for Nadine to open up the deep and affecting dialogue which courses through the LP with polemic anger.
Louis The Child Share Remix Of Chance The Rapper’s “All Night”
In times where it becomes easiest to feel anything but, Louis the Child is here to make you happy. With over 50 million streams, the two Chicago-bred wunderkinds have done just that, spreading glitzy, electronic bliss through stadium-ready anthems like “It’s Strange,” Icona Pop collaboration “Weekend,” and “Fire.” But their versatility and synergy with contemporary sounds shines brightest on their remix of fellow Chicago native Chance The Rapper’s “All Night”.
The band’s Panther MacDonald explains that the track is about “knowing you have to leave people behind, and how hard that is. And even though letting go is difficult, you can both find the time to remember someone while remembering that it’s not over yet.” ‘Fragments’ is out 9/14 via Manic Depression Records.
With a powerful creative vision and unique sound, Noah Parker will soon become a leading force on the contemporary pop landscape. Songs like the kinetic pop and the effortlessly romantic “Tomorrow’s Too Late” display the singer-songwriter’s natural gift for melodic style and emotive energy, synthesizing classic songcraft, studio invention, and timeless pop smarts. Parker recently released the visuals for “Tomorrow’s Too Late”, which premiered on Huff Post.
JYYE Releases New Noise Debut “Tender Love”
Melbourne producer JYYE unites melodic synths, impassioned lyrics, and future house beats on his New Noise debut “Tender Love.
August 15, 2017 — We are very excited to announce producer, songwriter, musician, and entrepreneur Tim Kelley has joined The SRG-ILS Group as Head of A&R. Tim Kelley is one of the most successful and prolific executives in the history of the recording industry. As part of the production duo The Funktwons, Tim’s 25-year career has resulted in worldwide sales of almost a half a billion albums, multiple Grammy Awards, and collaborations with the top artists and executives in the business.
“There are very few people I’ve met who live up to their credits. Tim Kelley not only lives up to it, he surpasses it. Tim has helped a number of labels build to greatness with his expertise and tireless effort and energy. We could not be more excited to welcome this architect of production, sound, and vision to The SRG-ILS Group.” – Claude Villani President, CEO
Tim Kelley’s resume is a who’s who of the past three decades of popular music. Over this time Tim produced, wrote, and performed on, dozens of albums and songs. Notable collaborators include Destiny’s Child, Chris Brown, Brian McKnight, Case, 112, Dallas Austin, Monica, Tamar Braxton, Joe, Deborah Cox, Babyface, Nas, The Isley Brothers, Musiq Soulchild, Earth Wind & Fire, The Black Eyed Peas, Jaimie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Tyrese, and dozens and dozens more.
Three exceptional career highlights include the Boyz II Men classic II which is currently the biggest selling album by an R&B group in history, TLC’s CrazySexyCool, and Sisqo’s “The Thong Song”.
FUTURE FEATS “Cities in Wonder”
FUTURE FEATS is an L.A. based four-piece alternative pop band led by singer-songwriter, Josh, who wrote the energetic pop track “Cities In Wonder” as the first material for the band. Featuring the enthusiastic lyrics, the music video highlights the songs uplifting sentiment, perseverance and taking control of your own destiny.
Felly – “Wide Angle” (ft. Konshens)
A connoisseur of summer jams of all shapes and sizes, Felly is the ideal soundtrack to your barbecue and pool party. Taking a stylistic leap into the world of dancehall, the Connecticut native crafts “Wide Angle,” a Caribbean-flavored come-on. Recruiting Jamaican emcee Konshens for a scene-stealing guest appearance, Felly takes a trip into a psychedelic paradise in the Mass Appeal-premiered video, with green rolling hills, wild strawberries, cellophane flowers, and a number of beautiful women. The background of the video swells and changes color in time to the woozy instrumental as Felly and Konshens enjoy themselves in the phantasmagorical surroundings. “Wide Angle” is the latest video from the upcoming Wild Strawberries, Felly’s upcoming project.
Partner is the “mature” effort of two best friends named Josée Caron and Lucy Niles. Borne of their bizarre and fortuitous friendship, Partner confidently harnesses the infinite power of Rock to explore a variety of niche yet strangely universal themes. Self described as post-classic-rock.
Little Kids Rock, the national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in public schools announced the honorees for its annual benefit being held Wednesday, October 18th at PlayStation Theater in New York.
This year’s event will honor Elvis Costello with the Rocker of the Year Award, and Bonnie Raitt with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, Founder and CEO of City Winery, Michael Dorf will be honored for his extensive philanthropic work, including efforts on behalf of expanding music education for underprivileged youth through the annually produced “Music of” tribute concerts.