Vampire Diaries Actor Michael Malarkey releases ‘Uncomfortably Numb’
What comes first? The actor or the songwriter? For Michael Malarkey, the writer came first, then the self-taught musician, rapidly followed by the self-made actor. Michael’s journey as a musician started when he began placing guitar parts behind his passion of writing copious amounts of poetry. ‘I was enraptured by the poets and writers of the beat generation and how they used the sound and rhythm of words to create a certain energy of time and place.’ Embracing the use of words to build tempo, Malarkey’s debut album Mongrels is the scribbling’s of a restless creative, battling to contain his nomadic spirit within his compositions.
SPORTS share “Making It Right” from split 7″ with Plush
SPORTS join Diet Cig and Ratboys Friday, September 8 at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and play the Philadelphia Music Fest on September 22.
The Rigs Debut New single “Fall or Fly”
Born out of the desire to create, TJ Stafford and Caitlin Parrott began collaborating in 2014. Both prolific songwriters on their own, their unique synth-pop meets gritty alternative rock sound immediately began gaining attention. Their tracks have been featured on major television shows like HBO’s True Blood, AMC’s The Walking Dead, NBC’s Parenthood, FreeForms Pretty Little Liars and many more. The mix of emotive vocals, harrowing melodies and unexpected instrumentation create music that has captivated audiences and critics alike.
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Chess Galea – “Money Talks”
She has a new release out on the September 15.
MORPHOSYS “You Shall Bleed”
German Death metal band Morphosys have launched new lyric video, entitled “You Shall Bleed” through Witches Brew’s official YouTube channel here.
Tally Spear unveils ‘Days Like These
There is much more to 21 year old songwriter Tally Spear than first meets the eye. The pretty folk driven songsmith may draw her musical inspiration from Bob Dylan and Neil Young, but the daughter of a musician and an actress has always known at her core that her own journey is truly unique. Having expressed herself through an assortment of mediums as a child, Tally may now have a career in music as her primary target, but this does not override the creative flair she has in other fields.
ADAM TK “V6”
Swedish synthesizer technician ADAM TK has left Stockholm for the mountains of Marocco to create his collected works V1-V10.
‘Magnificent’ The New Single By Speak, Brother
Boasting a powerful indie-folk-rock sound with subtle hymnal and gospel tones, their story-based anthems have drawn comparisons to the likes of Of Monsters and Men, Kodaline and Fleet foxes.
Having played shows and received airplay across the UK including BBC Radio 2, the Midlands outfit are now set to return with their new single “Magnificent” from their debut upcoming Album and will embark on their headline UK Tour in November. The eagerly anticipated Album “Young & Brave” is to be released in Spring 2018.
Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas have announced the concept behind their upcoming tour together, dubbed PowerNomics. It kicks off tonight in Chicago, and plays a total of 17 cities, through early October. Also announced is the addition of Dave Chappelle to the second tour stop tomorrow night in Detroit. Nick Grant, Fefe, and DJ Lakim have been added to select dates as well, in addition to previously announced special guests Hannibal Buress and Chronixx, with more artists to be added. Full tour routing with support below.
Kill The Ideal release new single ‘Dangerous!’
British rock trio Kill The Ideal are back with the ferocious new single ‘Dangerous!’, which premiered last night on Kerrang! Radio’s Fresh Blood show with Alex Baker. The track features on their upcoming self-titled EP, out October 17th.
It’s fuelled with explosive riffs and hard-hitting drums, layered with epic vocal hooks that will be sure to get heads banging and mosh pits moving, while beneath the music there’s a deeper and darker motive behind the song.
Lilikoy Mananas to release dreamy indie track “IAMWHATIAM”
Lilikoy Mananas represent a unique offering in the current Tel Aviv a contemporary musical landscape where they find themselves moving between the claustrophobic feeling of the modern world and a constant search for existential tranquillity.
Rising Irish indie rockers The Academic have just dropped the video for Bear Claws, the first single from the band’s highly anticipated debut album, details of which are coming soon.
The band, who have enjoyed a staggering ascent over the last 18 months, are about to head out on their first US tour before returning for some live dates in the UK and Ireland before the end of the year. The music digs deep into everything from American Football to The Supremes for inspiration, incorporating guitar-driven hooks reminiscent of early Arctic Monkeys or Bloc Party.
ZAYN Releases “Dusk Till Dawn” Featuring Sia
ZAYN has released ‘Dusk Till Dawn,’ the first single off of his upcoming second album on RCA records featuring fellow superstar artist Sia. The song opens with a brooding vocal from ZAYN before building to a huge chorus that highlights and unites each of their iconic voices. ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ was co-written by ZAYN and Sia with Greg Kurstin, who also produced the track. The video for the track was directed by Marc Webb, known for his work directing the Marvel series The Amazing Spider-Man and cult-classic 500 Days of Summer, and stars actress Jemima Kirke alongside ZAYN himself.
KELLY CLARKSON REVEALS “MEANING OF LIFE”
Atlantic Records has announced the label debut album from multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/ songwriter Kelly Clarkson. “MEANING OF LIFE” arrives everywhere on Friday, October 27th.
The fin. Wrap up the summer in the beatific strains of ‘Heat’
“This song is about energy which is around every where or inside you and states that it conflicts each other in many ways. There’s another version in Through the Deep EP. It’s more like a short dream and thoughts that goes away soon. But this new version is repetitive and it has a big world and reality in it.”
decker. Resists Trump in New Video for “Matchstick Man”
decker. has released a video for “Matchstick Man”—an openly defiant protest anthem written in resistance of Donald Trump’s presidency. The song opens his latest LP, Into the Red, out now on Royal Potato Family. While both the song and video were written and filmed prior to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and the more recent announcement by the Trump administration to phase out the “Dreamers” act, its message with stinging lyrics like, “tell you something that you may not all want to hear, the revolution you’ve waited on is already here,” has only grown more potent in light of these recent developments.
“I am deeply opposed to the sentiments of intolerance, racism, sexism and xenophobia that Donald Trump and so many of his supporters are propagating. I think all compassionate, mindful humans feel as such. Yet, here we are,” says decker. “‘Matchstick Man’ as a song leaves some room for interpretation to the listener, but the video was intended to be a vivid picture of resistance to Trump and his ideologies and a celebration of diversity.”
Set The Charge Release Official Music Video for “Everything But Me”
New York based Rock band Set The Charge–featuring Ten Second Songs’ Anthony Vincent–has released the Steven Miosku directed, Official Music Video for the single “Everything But Me,” off of their upcoming LP, Sky Goes On. Due out September 26th, Sky Goes On was mixed and mastered by Rob Ruccia of Uptown Recording.
“‘Lettre d’Amort’ is an EP by French producer Chams. It is a deeply personal collection of songs that were born out of transcendental experience he had during his teenage years. Growing up surrounded by the Alps and raised by an alpinist father, he always felt like those high mountains looming over him were “sacred places where the beauty and fear of nature merge to shape a unique atmosphere of vulnerable plenitude.”
Ulster Page – ‘In The Explosion’
Written after a fight in which two band members were involved, « In The Explosion » is the opening track of « Memory », ULSTER PAGE’s first effort. Directed from A to Z by the musicians themselves, this video translates into image the tension one can feel during a conflict, the importance of keeping calm, and the loss of control which may sometimes ensue.
The drummer’s energy symbolizes a rage that’s impossible to channel, versus the other members willingly trying to keep control while staring at the camera. The closed room, which gives the impression of the band locked up in a box, represents the impossibilty to exit and the obligation to face the conflict. Then, the final explosion, the « let it go », the violence, graphically expressed by visual effects, lights and a common energy of all members.
Luna Shadows Shares New Single “Tokyo”
LA’s reigning queen of mysterious pop, Luna Shadows, has unveiled her latest offering of 2017, the etherial and evocative “Tokyo”. Teaming up once again with Thom Powers of The Naked And Famous, the track shows a return to the engrossing leftfield pop that she’s become renown for.
“Tokyo” was written from a place of internal exploration, the singer explains; “When we hope for things, we imagine the happiness we might feel if we receive them. In reality, however, even the most blissful changes are often accompanied by a degree of melancholy. In art, especially music, we regularly see a definitive before and after – a seed & a flower, a caterpillar & a butterfly – but rarely is the actual moment of change depicted. “Tokyo” is intended to be like a musical time lapse or the sonic equivalent of a developing photo, detailing a precise moment where something unfolded in front of me.”
Battleme’s forthcoming album, Cult Psychotica, due out October 6th via El Camino Media. “Cult Psychotica is a voice,” says Matt Drenik who wrote and recorded the album in the first few months following the 2016 election. The band recorded the ten tracks during a weeklong, and mostly live session at Drenik’s own Get Loud Studio in Portland. The final product is indeed a masterful reaction to the times, “a timely reflection on our own busted reality,” says Drenik. Battleme will also spend the fall on a UK/EU headlining tour to coincide with the release of Cult Psychotica.
The Church To Release New Album On October 6th
Another Century, another dream, another album from a band that’s in too deep to go anywhere but ever closer to the other side. Man Woman Life Death Infinity is the 26th album by the Church and will be released on October 6th.
The album is their second with the rejuvenated line-up Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug.
The epic return of 2014’s critically lauded Further/ Deeper blossomed into a road-hardened beast over four tours of the USA, two back home in Australia, and a new career high in front of 20,000 Spanish fans on a lap of Europe.
North East outfit Llovers have announced the upcoming arrival of their brand new single I Don’t Mind, the first in a series of releases planned over the coming months.
Chicago-based post-instrumental group ZAIUS will release their debut LP, Of Adoration, via Prosthetic Records on October 6, 2017. Shortly after dropping their first new track, “Phaneron”, two weeks ago, ZAIUS are back with a second new track – the ethereal, dynamic “Sheepdog”.Take a listen now, exclusively via Heavy Blog Is Heavy.
Public Service Broadcasting Share Video For “Turn No More”
Public Service Broadcasting today share the video for their upcoming single Turn No More, that features Manic Street Preachers’ frontman James Dean Bradfield both in it and on the record.
Turn No More is the third single to be taken from Public Service Broadcasting’s new album Every Valley, which charted at #4 in the UK album charts in July.
The band recently embarked on a North American tour supporting VÉRITÉ running through September and will be joining Great Good Fine Ok for a string of dates in early November. “Warriors” is out now proudly on Neon Gold Records / Atlantic.
Grammy-Award winning and platinum-selling artist Fantasia will release her first-ever holiday album, Christmas After Midnight, via Concord Records on October 6. The 12-track album was produced by Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, The Black-Eyed Peas) and includes some of Fantasia’s favorite holiday songs including “This Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” featuring vocals from the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer CeeLo Green.
Kid Créme Unveils Music Video for ‘Boy in the Picture’
House legend Kid Crème has unveiled the official music video for single ‘Boy in the Picture’, with New Zealand born co-producer Jolyon Petch. The track, laced with the voice of Sian Evans, best known for her work on DJ Fresh’s worldwide #1 ‘Louder’ and as lead singer of D&B supergroup Kosheen, features strong vocals, and a piano led melody.
Wallace brings the melancholy with love song “Black Lake”
New Zealand born, Sydney based Wallace is back with another gem in “Black Lake”. Co-written with Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe), the track is a love song laced with melancholy, which pushes the future-soul singer far out of her thematic comfort zone.
Soror Dolorosa Debuts New Song “Everyway”
Paris-based Soror Dolorosa creates raw and hungry gothic rock inspired by post-punk, death rock and cold wave. French for “Sister Pain”, Soror Dolorosa was formed in 2001 by vocalist Andy Julia. Now signed to Prophecy Productions (Alcest, Valborg), the group will release its new album, ‘Apollo’ on September 15. In advance of the record’s release, Soror Dolorosa unveils the new track, “Everyway”, which Julia calls, “a gloomy pop song”.
“Musically speaking, Portals Into Futility builds upon the progress they made with its predecessor, Random Cosmic Violence. ‘Funeral doom’ has always been an ill-fitting mantle for the four… because, while their tuning is low and tempo is slow, they’ve never shied away from progression. Rather than floating motionless in amber, USNEA reaches out and absorbs outside energies, which then combust into psychedelic spirals, tormented shrieks, shining acoustic passages, hollow-voiced choruses, and flashy drumming.” — Noisey
Due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma’s impact on Sarasota, the Tony Bennett Concert scheduled for Friday, September 8, 2017 has been postponed. A new performance for Mr. Bennett will be announced for 2018.
Sixty-one seconds deep, SEEKER’s relentless cinder block of nuclear charged metal rears its filthy head again, in the form of ‘Welcome Death,’ the fourth video from the trio’s latest opus Loss, available now.
Lunch Ladies unveil “Pick Yourself Up” video
Growing up along the coast near the beaches of New Jersey, you’re naturally imbued with a particular shade of wistfulness, longing and desire. House shows in Long Branch or New Brunswick, late night dutch coffees at the Inkwell, long drives blasting music with no destinations; these experiences spread out across four seasons influence every artist born and raised in the area in varied ways.
“‘Excremental Offerings’ is about our ambivalent relationship to the shit we carry around inside of us and how we’d rather rot internally before we show other people the shittiest – or the most true, the most real – manifestations of who we are, “offers ACEPHALIX. “There’s a terror of emptiness motivating our spiritual constipation, and the excremental offering is the moment when we surrender to this terror at our core. While this is my best explanation of the lyrics, it’s really just another death metal song about death.”
Today, Bread Winners’ Association artist Kevin Gates announces that he will release a mixtape while behind bars, with the intent of getting his music to his fans by any means necessary.
Los Angeles based producer, GRAMMY nominated starRo has released “Fantasy” today with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe premiering it HERE calling it an “amazing track” and it’s available to stream HERE. “Fantasy” features Fool’s Gold recording artist Bosco and comes out on IHEARTCOMIX’s IHC 1NFINITY and Caroline Records.
G-EAZY RELEASES NEW TRACK “NO LIMIT”
Multi-platinum rapper and producer G-Eazy has just released his first song, “No Limit” from his highly anticipated forthcoming studio album The Beautiful and Damned featuring two of the hottest in the game from NY, A$AP Rocky and Cardi B. The hit single produced by Boi 1da and Allen Ritter premieres today via iHeart Radio and is available to stream on all digital platforms now. A$AP Rocky along with his A$AP Mob just released Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy, the third project that capped off his AWGEST initiative while Cardi-B exploded with “Bodak Yellow” and riding high with the unofficial song of the summer.
Nue Drops “Fever” Music Video
Today, rapper, Nue released his new music video “Fever” from his critically-acclaimed project, Iroquois.
Nue exclusively told The Fader, “I had no intentions of a making a drugged out love song, but it just became that. I got into an argument with my girl at the time and I needed to numb myself. It was all about the vibe. I wanted the video to reflect the kind of uncertainty that I was feeling that day.” Along with premiering “Fever,” The Fader announced that Nue signed with 300 Entertainment, making him the first Canadian artist to sign with the independent label.
PRIMITIVE MAN: Decibel Magazine Shares “Commerce” Video
Denver nihilists PRIMITIVE MAN have shared the official video for “Commerce” off their impending second full-length album, Caustic.
Friendship Fever set to release new record from Loud Sun
Sacramento label Friendship Fever will be releasing the new album from Minneapolis, MN’s Loud Sun tomorrow.
“Battleshade” from Charleston SC based musician, Emily Curtis
Curtis wrote the song as a response to her own insecurities as well as a lack of support she felt from some of the people in her life. Each word was like a jab that made her more insecure about pursuing music. She explains that difficult inspiration, “Remember me. Say you will. I’ll leave a mark. It won’t fade. It’s such a bold statement to make about yourself, but singing those phrases does something in me that makes me feel brave.” Curtis uses lipstick as a metaphor, as her war paint becomes a “weapon in hand in the color respect demands.” Read more here.
JABEE, “RICK ROSS AT WINGSTOP”
Emmy award-winning Oklahoma City rapper Jabee presents the Kidd B-directed music video for “Rick Ross Wingstop”, the Sebastian Ouhnascis-produced single from Jabee’s new EP Selfie. Jabee’s Black Future album featured Chuck D, Brother Ali and Killer Mike, and Murs’ 3:16 label released Jabee’s 2013 release Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt.
Following the breakout global success of his debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith has revealed his new single, “Too Good At Goodbyes,” out now via Capitol Records worldwide.
“Too Good At Goodbyes” is the first new music from Smith since the release of his Oscar and Golden Globe-winning “Writing’s On The Wall,” the James Bond theme song for Spectre. Written with longstanding collaborator Jimmy Napes, as well as Stargate, “Too Good At Goodbyes” once again demonstrates Smith’s undeniably unique vocal range and emotive songwriting talents. Smith offers the following about the soulful torch song: “This song is about a relationship I was in and it’s basically about getting good at getting dumped. It’s been a long while since I’ve put any music out and I feel that this first single sets the tone of what is to come.”
The Lionyls Release “Midnight Hour” Music Video
Ottawa Rock and Soul band The Lionyls are currently on a western Canadian tour and have released the music video “Midnight Hour” off their self-titled debut album. The band brought the Ottawa creative community together by teaming up with Mock Trial Productions, Ottawa Special Events, actors, make-up artists and fashion stylists for the making of the video.
Club 8 share new single “Breathe”
Today sees the announcement of Swedish act, Club 8’s return with a new stunning single “Breathe” and the announcement of their 10th record, Golden Island. The LP will be out on Labrador Records in early 2018.
Zach Said Releases New Track ‘Holding On’
Introducing Zach Said, 24 year old singer songwriter from Shrewsbury whose soulful pop cut ‘Holding On’ is the second track to be taken from his forthcoming EP.
FELIX CARTAL launches video for “GET WHAT YOU GIVE”
“It’s a video about friendship and the emotions around music in your life,” explain Danish directors Jonas Risvig and Frederik Borg (Pusha T, Scarlet Pleasure), who shot it in Copenhagen. “We wanted it to look like a small, boring suburb and then transform it all into a fairytale-like place, to show that when you are in love, you’re just happy with everything and you see the good things in life.”
Sweden’s MEAN STREAK Released “Retaliation Call” Music Video
Swedish heavy metallers MEAN STREAK have released a new music video for ‘Retaliation Call’, the song is taken from the new album ‘Blind Faith’, which was released in Europe via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records on June 2rd, in Japan via Marquee/Avalon incl. one exclusive bonus track on May 31st and in USA via Rock’N’Growl Records on June 30th.
Academy® Award-nominated actress and multi-platinum selling recording artist HAILEE STEINFELD enlisted a powerhouse team for her brand new single “Let Me Go,” which was released today via Republic Records.
London-duo Cherryade have today released their new single ‘Blah Blah’, the explosive pop track is produced by Dillistone (Dua Lipa, Frances).
The single premiered with The Line Of Best Fit who said, “Cherryade, are back with a new single – and it’s another pop banger… Over xylophones and beats which give the track a dancehall vibe, vocalist Ella switches between attitude-laden rapping and a sing-speak delivery as she takes to task wastemen who are all mouth and no trousers. Synths whoosh and there’s some dirty bass in the track…and while there’s a playful element to ‘Blah Blah’, Cherryade are not here to mess around.”
Check Out Dark Signal’s Debut Single& Lyric Video, “Build You Back”
Sacramento based Rock/Metal Band Dark Signal are setting out to challenge expectations with their bold, debut single and lyric video, “Build You Back.” Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Build You Back” produced by Drew Fulk and mixed by Taylor Larson; the video was directed/edited by guitarist Matt Thomas.
TOMI RELEASES NEW DEBUT EP USED TO TODAY
Today, singer-songwriter, TOMI releases her debut EP Used To. The EP features previously released tracks, “Carry You”, “Hideaway” and “Alien”, along with new tracks “Long Time Coming” and “Watered Down”. On her debut EP TOMI worked with collaborators including Guy Connelly, Alex Hope, Mike Elizondo and it is mixed by Neal Avron. Used To is available now at all digital retail providers.
GREY SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘CRIME’ FEAT. SKOTT
Artist & producer duo Grey have released their new single, ‘Crime,’ featuring rising Swedish pop artist Skott today. ‘Crime’ demonstrates Grey’s modern, freeform approach to production as it opens on soft synths and Skott’s airy vocals. The track builds with a driving guitar lick into a complex and percussive hook before arriving at Grey’s signature, genre-bending drop.
NOAH GUNDERSEN has debuted “Heavy Metals”, the latest pre-release track showcase off of his upcoming LP White Noise, coming out September 22 via Cooking Vinyl America. “Heavy Metals” marks the third pre-release track, following the EARMILK music video premiere of “The Sound” and Entertainment Weekly track premiere of “Bad Desire” in August. Gundersen also recently announced he will be supporting White Noise with a North American tour this fall, as well as UK/Europe solo shows (dates below).
The Front Bottoms have shared “Vacation Town,” the second new song to be released off their forthcoming LP, GOING GREY. “Vacation Town” is streaming today along with an official music video – directed by Ryan Baxley – exclusively via NPR’s All Songs TV.
Atlantic Records has announced the signing of Tony Award winner Ben Platt. Currently starring in the title role of the Tony Award winning original musical Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, Platt won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as Evan Hansen, as well as the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, making him the youngest actor to win the coveted award. TIME magazine named Ben Platt one of their “100 Most Influential People” earlier this year.
“I am beyond proud to be joining the Atlantic family, amongst a roster of legendary artists,” said Platt. “It has been a longtime dream to create original music; I am so excited to be working on this debut album and even more excited for the day I can share it with the world.”
’68 Releases New Music Video For “Eventually We All Win”
Atlanta-based rock duo ’68 is excited to unveil their new video for “Eventually We All Win” off their latest full-length album Two Parts Viper. The video, directed by Oleg Rooz, is a montage of footage taken while on their headlining world tour earlier this year. “Eventually We All Win” has become a fan favorite since the record release and was noted as a top pick by Alternative Press and Exclaim! who stated: “The two-minute flirt of a track will hook longtime fans with a taste of vintage Scogin, but offers enough novelty to compel first-timers, too.”
TÂCHES Announces New EP “To Move Mountains” Out September 20
On stage or at a party, irrepressible bon vivant and neo-Romantic TÂCHES is impossible to miss. He’s the lanky and gregarious one flailing about in a fur coat and cowboy hat. Flaunting his penchant for the exotic and flamboyant, TÂCHES comes across less like a DJ and more like a conduit to the electric beauty in music, art, and humanity. In just five years, the melodic enigma went from giving away more than a million free downloads via word-of-mouth to releasing praised tracks on respected labels Desert Hearts, Different, CR2, Nervous, Kitsune, and Majestic Casual.
Starring Golden Globe® nominee Issa Rae, Insecure follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Season 2 of the critically acclaimed series is currently airing new episodes Sunday nights on HBO, and it was recently renewed for a third season.
Indie-pop artist Phoebe Ryan has released her moody new track “Be Real” today–listen to it HERE. The song, which The FADER describes as “gorgeous” and “dazzling,” is available at the below retailers.
“Be Real is one of the most special songs I’ve ever written,” says Phoebe. “I wrote it on a boat with two of my closest friends two summers ago, and I’ve just been waiting for the perfect moment to release it. It’s one my favorite songs to perform live, because even after all this time, it still gives me the feeeeels.”
Peking Duk unveil remix of Lorde track ‘Perfect Places’
Peking Duk bring their feel-good vibes to Lorde’s latest single ‘Perfect Places’, remixing the original with a Moombahton-infused feel.
Curtis Mayz Channels His Inner Kendrick Lamar With Single “Nike Cortez”
Yesterday, Team CMG & Curtis Release Infectious west-coast inspired single. The Single “Nike Cortez” will be the final release prior to the release of Curtis Mayz’ Highly Anticipated “Triple Diziac” Mixtape on 09/27. Yes, “Nike Cortez” references Kendrick Lamar’s new partnership, but even more than that, Curtis Mayz channels his inner Kendrick on this west coast bounce beat. Curtis Mayz continues to showcase his versatility, talent and massive range with the new single.
BARENAKED LADIES have released a new song, “Lookin’ Up’ – the first single from their upcoming 15th studio album FAKE NUDES. The infectious, optimistic infused tune exclusively premiered via BILLBOARD.COM. “Lookin’ Up”, was written by frontman Ed Robertson, Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) and Sam Hollander (who has co-written with Weezer, Fitz & The Tantrums and Train).
Monument Records’ Walker Hayes releases boom., his long-awaited, full-length studio album, nationwide Friday, Dec. 8. Hayes, who wrote or co-wrote every song on the 10-track album, many with ambiguous song titles, chose an album title that may well be his only instance where the title might give away the meaning.
“‘boom!’ It’s my favorite word. It’s what I text my team every time another station adds ‘You Broke Up With Me’… It’s the first thing I say after I play a song from the album for anyone. So, it’s what we had to call the album. I’m just so excited to share another part of the story. BOOM!”
THE AMERICANOS ENLIST DRAM AND KYLE FOR NEW SINGLE “EVERYDAY”
Atlantic Records recording artists, The Americanos, have released their latest single “Everyday” featuring label mates DRAM and KYLE – available today via all DSPs HERE.
Ane Brun: The Independent premieres “How To Disappear Completely”
Sweden-based Norwegian artists seventh studio album reinterprets fourteen versions of classic hits from an array of artists including Radiohead, Joni Mitchel, Nick Cave, Foreigner, Bob Dylan, Sade, Mariah Carey among others.
The Country Music world mourns the loss of one of its’ most distinctive song stylists with the passing of Don Williams after a short illness. He was 78.
A native of Floydada, Texas, Williams was born May 27, 1939. He grew up in Portland, TX, graduating there in 1958. Music had always been a part of his upbringing, entering – and winning – a talent contest when he was just three years old. For his efforts, Williams received an alarm clock. He began playing guitar during his teen-age years, learning the songs that he heard on the radio during that period. He and his friends played in local bands around the area, and he wed wife Joy Bucher on April 10, 1960.
To support his family – which would grow to include two sons, Gary and Timmy – Williams worked at a number of odd jobs, including oil field work, and also as a bill collector. While living in Corpus Christi in 1964, he formed the folk-styled trio The Pozo Seco Singers with Lofton Cline and Susan Taylor. They stayed together for seven years, with their biggest hit being “Time.”
HEAVEN & EARTH Set To Release Fourth Studio Album ’Hard To Kill’ October 6
HEAVEN & EARTH features Joe Retta (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Stuart Smith (guitars), Lynn Sorensen (bass and vocals), keyboardist Ty Baillie (who has played with Katy Perry and Robbie Robertson), and essential to the album with his songwriting and drumming is Kenny Aronoff, who has been a sideman to countless bands both live and in-studio including Bob Seger, John Mellencamp, and the Rolling Stones. His distinctive style and energyis one to behold on HARD TO KILL. While on tour, the band includes musicians Mike Mangan (Hammond organ and keyboards) and Steven Wilson (drums, percussion, vocals).
THEORY OF A DEADMAN SHARE NEW TRACK “ECHOES”
Atlantic Records / 604 Records group Theory Of A Deadman has shared “Echoes,” the latest track to be released from their forthcoming album, WAKE UP CALL, which arrives on October 27th. “Echoes” is streaming today along with an official music video and is available as an instant grat download with all pre-orders of WAKE UP CALL.
Acclaimed artist Josh Ritter’s new track, “When Will I Be Changed,” featuring guest vocals from fellow collaborator and legendary musician Bob Weir premiered yesterday via Rolling Stone Country. Of the song, Rolling Stone Country proclaims, “The song pitches its tent midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead’s own folk-rock classic American Beauty.” You can listen/share the track here: http://bit.ly/2gOaCk9
AQUILO SHARE NEW SINGLE “I COULD FIGHT ON A WALL”
The first new song to be heard since debut album Silhouettes was released in January of this year, “I Could Fight On A Wall” is the culmination of the band’s experiences of life on the road over past months and a taste of what’s to come as they further explore the dreamy electronic pop they’ve become known and loved for.
JACK JOHNSON’S ALBUM ‘ALL THE LIGHT ABOVE IT TOO,’ AVAILABLE TODAY
The new album is Johnson’s first since 2013. “This album shares what has been on my mind during the past year or so,” says Johnson. “A year in which I sailed through the North Atlantic Gyre for a documentary about plastic pollution in the ocean. A year in which Trump was elected as the President of the United States. A year in which I camped, surfed, got stitches, explored, dreamed, shared time and endless conversations with my family and friends…all of which inspired these songs. I usually make sketches of the songs first then set up a time to actually record the album. This time around the original sketches became the final versions. I didn’t want to lose any of the spirit that a song has in its rawest form.” To finish out the record Johnson called upon producer Robbie Lackritz (Feist, Bahamas), along with his longtime band mates to play on a few of the tracks.
A blunt lyricist and master melodist beloved on the streets of Chicago, Lil Durk commands respect from all corners of the Hip-Hop universe. In his new video for “Goofy,” directed by Nasser Boulaich, the young artist recruits Future and Jeezy, two of the brightest stars from Atlanta, Durk’s city of residence. Produced by Southside, “Goofy” is a titanic and menacing trap banger, with an infectiously rhythmic chorus from Future and ultra-confident verses from Jeezy and Durk. In the video, the three rappers gather in a dimly-lit old-fashioned mansion, with antique furniture and chandeliers, dressed to the nines in street formal attire, spitting fire towards snitches and lames. Premiered by Billboard, “Goofy” is Durk’s second video since the release Supa Vultures EP, his collaborative project with fellow drill rap pioneer Lil Reese.