Wolf Alice release video for new track “Beautifully Unconventional”
Today, London-based rock band Wolf Alice release the music video for their new track “Beautifully Unconventional”. The video, which was directed by Stephen Agnew, premiered on The FADER. “This song is a celebration of all your non-conforming friends,” Ellie Rowsell explained to The FADER. “A celebration of individuality and the adventures that come with embracing that. For me personally I imagined me and my mate Hannah as Christian Slater and Winona Rider in Heathers albeit looking nothing like them. The video has nothing to do with the song – I just didn’t want to have a mullet anymore, seeing as lots of people tore me to pieces in our last video, so it was an excuse to wear a wig!”
Trixter Member Mark Gus Scott “Will Not Forget!”9/11 A Remembrance
On this somber day in American History, the latest pop-classical solo effort from Mark Gus Scott reinforces the mantra, “We Will Not Forget!” His latest video shows Mark performing an emotional version of Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria” amongst numerous iconic New York City and Washington DC landmarks in a story-telling fashion that Mark, (a New York resident at the time of the 9/11 attacks), relays to his son, Brandon Michael Scott. The video also marks Brandon’s directorial debut as a filmmaker. “Ave Maria” is the first single from Mark’s forthcoming holiday album entitled “Christmas Miracle,” to be released on Thanksgiving 2017. Please check out the video here:
Today, Norwegian pop-art songstress Dagny has recorded a cover of the Andrea True 70’s classic “More, More, More” for Target’s new “More in Store” campaign. The song is available at all digital retailers via Republic Records.
LCD Soundsystem’s new album AMERICAN DREAM has entered the U.S. chart at #1, with sales of roughly 85,000 in the week since its September 1 release on Columbia Records/DFA.
AMERICAN DREAM’s #1 debut on the Billboard 200 is LCD Soundsystem’s highest ever chart position, its previous peak being third album This Is Happening reaching #10 in 2010. AMERICAN DREAM’s UK debut at #3 also marks a career high for LCD Soundsystem in that territory.
LCD Soundsystem’s fourth album and its first in seven years, AMERICAN DREAM is available digitally, on vinyl and compact disc via Columbia Records/DFA, with a special cassette edition available exclusively through DFA.
LCD Soundsystem’s extensive world tour resumed September 8 in Europe and begins its next North American run with a sold out October 17 appearance at The Anthem in Washington DC.
NYC’s Lynch-Inspired 68Creep Reveal Single ‘Stone Cold Kiss’
NYC outfit 68creep will be releasing their debut LP ‘Goodnight, Sweet Betty’ on September 22. Just ahead of the release date, they have unveiled their new video for ‘Stone Cold Kiss’. This second single follows up the first one from this album ‘Black Cat’.
68creep is an intriguing band and one that Stereo Embers Magazine says are “probably the most David Lynch band on earth”. Indeed, the spirit of filmmaker and musician David Lynch seems to hover above everything the band does like a mercurial patron and spiritual advisor. “What would David do?” has even become the band mantra for swerving creative blocks, ensuring that the music brims with the same essence as one of his films. The album’s name ‘Goodnight, Sweet Betty’ even derives from a quote from Lynch’s film ‘Mulholland Drive’.
60 Minutes: Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson is everything a rock star shouldn’t be. Quiet, humble, and more likely to be found surfing his local Hawaiian waves, or spending time with his family, than raising hell on tour. His reluctance to embrace the excesses of celebrity is probably due to the fact he quite literally fell into the business after a shocking surfing accident which almost killed him. To pass the time as he recovered, Jack picked up a guitar, and as they say, the rest is chart-topping history.
GNAW To Release Third LP
New York City-based experimental/noise metal outfit GNAW has completed the harrowing third album, Cutting Pieces, securing the record for late October release through Translation Loss Records. The LP’s “Septic” is now playing at Decibel Magazine as the label issues preorders and more.
Closing a four-year gap since their acclaimed Horrible Chamber LP (Seventh Rule, 2013), GNAW crawls forth from the gutters once again, dredging forth some of their most unnerving audio assaults to date on Cutting Pieces. The seismic atrocities and haunting intricacies on Cutting Pieces leave an instantly damaging, long-lasting impression, their cumulative decimation undoubtedly producing GNAW’s most cinematic terror to date.
The video premiered on All Things Go where Ignatius detailed, “The video was directed by Eamon O’Rourke and Rafe Scobey-Thal, and was shot at the Harmonies which was a multimedia multi sensory event Mama Coco’s put on which presented a flickering radio broadcast in the waning days of a failed military action carried out by bloodthirsty neo-liberalists in order to restore the harmonic equilibrium of the universe. The air was thick with more than just the clouds of our bodily aromas!”
EXSSV Delivers “Never Say Goodbye”
Los Angeles – New York City producer EXSSV links up with bass duo Pixel Terror to create the epic vocal dubstep track “Never Say Goodbye.”
EXSSV has been on fire ever since Run the Trap lauded the producer as a “2016 Artist to Watch.” Last year, EXSSV dropped numerous releases on Dim Mak including Halloween-themed original “Doomsday” and “Upper (feat. KARRA),” the latter amassing 1.5M+ on-demand streams. EXSSV’s infectious sound permeated the remix world this year with takes on Big Sean’s “Bounce Back (produced alongside Styles&Complete),” Krewella’s “Be There,” and an official rework of Rain Man and Krysta Young’s “Habit,” which YourEDM called “Nothing short of sensational.” Backed by heavyweights such as Steve Aoki, Annie Nightingale and David Guetta, with hefty discography to boot, the 22-year-old is just getting started.
Teen Commandments are best friends from Williamsburg, Brooklyn who throw parties, collect synthesizers and worship at the altar of pop music. The past few years have been instrumental to the band, with members Brett Moses, Nick LaGrasta and Van Hughes (who is a Broadway trained actor who starred in Green Day’s American Idiot) teamed up with Andy Mints (NBC’s Smash) to write an apocalyptic play about city dwelling millennial. The result, Burn All Night, just ended its first run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater Oberon space.
As reported in early spring, legendary punk band The Damned signed a new label deal with Search & Destroy and announced plans for their 11th studio album. Now the band is pleased to announce that preparations are underway.
The band’s raw, primal and macabre energy will see its match in the studio this October in Brooklyn, NY with famed Producer Tony Visconti who for over five decades has produced some of the world’s most influential artists and their greatest albums (David Bowie, T.Rex, Morrisey, U2, The Stranglers, Iggy Pop and Thin Lizzy). On Engineer duties is four time Grammy-winning Producer /Engineer/Mixer Kevin Killen, who has also worked with Bowie and has spent the last several decades compiling an impressive list of credentials featuring premiere pop artists Peter Gabriel, Elvis
Costello, Burt Bacharach, Bryan Ferry and Brandon Flowers.
Following the release of their brand new track “Either Way” featuring Joey Bada$$ and Anne-Marie (Click HERE to watch the music video), coveted U.K. producers, Snakehips announce their North American headlining “All Stars” fall tour (named after an 8-bit style snake game they released earlier this year), which will be supported by French electronic music producer, Stwo, with additional support from LA DJ, Promnite, and Australian producer, Yahtzel. The duo will be kicking off the tour in Pomona, CA and will be making stops in a number of major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City.
Brooklyn Vegan has shared the video for “Low Flying Perfection”, the 13th track off of their recently released LP “How Do You Spell Heaven”. Last Saturday the band played Pitchfork’s Octfest in Brooklyn and will continue to tour the U.S. through October.
Native Sun Announces Debut EP
Native Sun has announced its debut EP, Songs Born From Love and Hate, due out October 20th via PaperCup Music. The five-track release is an introduction to the band’s loud, urgent brand of rock ‘n’ roll, which is soulful and psych-tinged and represents each of its members’ unique experiences.
EP track “Palindrome” was recently featured on Glassnote Records’ Noteworthy 01 compilation (highlighting emerging NYC-based bands), and today, the band follows it with EP opener “Sister.” The track is a bluesy rock jam dedicated to “the eternal creatures of the night searching for the world’s love and acceptance,” complete with a sing-along chorus and a bright pop of horns.
NEKRASOV: One-Man Black Metal Assault To Release The Mirror Void
Australian one-man band NEKRASOV continues to orbit between the two poles of power electronics and black metal, but the singular focus on otherworldliness remains consistent, and while the experience is challenging to the utmost, it is also ultimately rewarding.
PREMIERE: Smokepurpp Takes Us To the Moon + Back!
Smokepurpp has officially unveils the visuals to his latest single, “To The Moon.” With the help of his director, RaheemIsBlind (Raheem Powell). His forthcoming project, DEADSTAR delineates the theme of a young artist on the rise artistically mixed in with sex, money and drugs.
After an eight-year hiatus, The Willowz are back. Following stints with Guards, Cults, The Last Shadow Puppets, Birds and CRX, the California-to-New York trio have returned with a new LP. Fifth, out September 15th via Thrill Me Records, sees the band build upon their punk rock roots to deliver a heavy mix of hard rock riffs and raucous hooks. Produced by lead-singer/guitarist, Richie James Follin, and mixed by drummer Loren Humphrey, the record blends slicing anthems with the band’s signature cool.
Houston’s Maxo Kream has earned the respect of his peers with his hypnotic cadences, intricate narrative rhyming style, and ear for cutting edge production. This includes Philadelphia’s chart-topper Lil Uzi Vert, who joins Maxo on new single “Mars.” Premiered on OVO Sound Radio over the weekend, the new song perfectly blends Uzi’s hypnotic, high-pitched melodies with Maxo’s guttural rapid-fire flow. Maxo’s delivers punchline after punchline, referencing the Williams sisters and Mongoose motorbikes on the same track. “Mars” is the follow up to “5200,” currently sitting on Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist, and “Grannies,” which has been streamed over 5M times.
From first track to last, you can feel The Texas Gentlemen reaching deep inside themselves and finding what’s genuine – what illuminates the truth of the country’s rich, complicated and singular artistic history. TX Jelly effortlessly connects way back to what’s next and oozes with skill backed up by hard-won authenticity.
Donna The Buffalo Unveils New Music Video
Donna the Buffalo is delighted to release a music video for their original song “Across The Way” along with a slew of tour dates for this Fall and Winter! The song breathes fresh air with lyrics written by Jeb Puryear, “Do you think that a smile matters… Do you think a song can change the world… If you do then let it play… All these things happen… Across the way… Do you believe in magic… I do… Every day… It’s right where you’re standing… Across the way.”
Jonny Polonsky Releases “The Orbit Of Love” Via New Noise Magazine
Chicago-hailing dark pop artist, Jonny Polonsky, will release his latest album, Fresh Flesh, in November 2017. Today, he releases his lead single, “The Orbit Of Love,” to rave reviews from New Noise Magazine, who states, “He’s been an integral part of the dark pop and indie rock scenes since the 90s.”
Ponytails: A four piece psychedelic band from Vancouver
Ponytails came to fruition in March 2016, spawned from best friends Harvey Merrit (vocals, bass) and Travis Goeres (lead guitar) love of pizza and the theme music of Sylvester Stallone movies. Liam Ness (bass, rhythm guitar, vocals) and Simon Furminger (drums, vocals) joined in late March and in September 2016 started working on their self titled EP.
Recorded at Little Red Sounds with Felix Fung And recorded over the course of three long days really pushed the band and producer to their fullest. The band released their first single “Pieces” on October 1st 2016 followed by a full release of the EP on November 1st.
Brother Savannah – ‘Shook Me Up’
The singer/songwriter duo Brother Savannah, from Lillehammer in Norway, is now out with their official music video for their single “Shook Me Up”.
Their next single “Insane” will be released on all digital services Friday 15th September.
Jake McVey Honors First Responders With Latest Single “Never Give Up”
Rising country singer, Jake McVey, honors our country’s first responders with the video for his latest single “Never Give Up.” The inspirational anthem penned by McVey is brought to life with the music video, already exceeding hundreds of thousands of views and thousands of shares on social media in a couple weeks.
NYC-based progressive psychedelic punk-rock band, The U.S. Americans, share their new single and video for “Fade Out” today via Paste, who state that its “illustrations serve as subtle, yet scathing and trippy commentary on current affairs.” “Fade Out” is the second single from their just-announced debut album, Greatest Hits, due out in Fall 2017.
Jeremy Zucker has just released the video for his recent single, “Talk Is Overrated” Feat blackbear. According to Jeremy, “the song is about not worrying about things you can’t control. I shot, directed, and edited the music video with that in mind – it’s basically a supercut of my life.” Following the success of his independently released EP’s Beach Island and Breathe in 2015, and his more recent EP Motions in 2016, the multi-talented producer, singer, and songwriter, Jeremy Zucker will be releasing more music later this month.
BLACK MARE: Cvlt Nation Hosts Exclusive Stream Of “Ingress To Form”
Later this week, Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE will unleash the consuming bounty of Death Magick Mother. Seven songs in length, this documentation captures driving force, Sera Timms, amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, Death Magick Mother is Timms stepping right in front of the lens for a closeup.
NEW MUSIC VIDEO: HIP HOP + Health
In the Hip-Hop industry “beefs” among industry heavy weights are quite common and usually addressed in the studio with a diss track. The brand that has successfully built a bridge between hip-hop and health, VeganSmart, is addressing their “beef” with…well…beef and other factors that lead to diet related illness such as diabetes, hyper tension and heart disease with in a new track titled “Wise Words.”
Inspirational Artist Rikka Zimmerman – Video Premiere for “Bridges” on Live in Limbo
Transformational leader, acclaimed international speaker, successful author and singer/songwriter Rikka Zimmerman releases her new video “Bridges”, a song she wrote to show “how good, how magical, and how infinitely giving life truly is.” The song is from Rikka’s recently released new album, The Miracle, which she wrote to inspire others to reach a greater level of consciousness and universal love. “Bridges” was premiered on Live in Limbo.
Resurrect is the forthcoming second full-length from French death metal legion THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA. In advance of its release next month via Unique Leader, No Clean Singing is hosting the official premiere of the visual accompaniment to fourth cut, “Vengeful Flavors,” issuing, “Flames play a prominent role in the eye-catching video you’re about to see, along with vistas of smoke-belching factories and pine-shrouded mountainsides. But given the nature of the music, you might expect to see those factories battered into rubble, the mountains fragmented into gravel, and the timber scythed to the ground like stalks of wheat.”