Toronto rock and roll band BIBLICAL will release its new album, The City that Always Sleeps, on September 15 via Tee Pee Records / New Damage. The band’s sophomore full-length is a deep dive into sludgy psych rock that explores spaces, textures and tones beyond the outer limits. In advance of the record’s release, BIBLICAL is streaming the entire LP online; hear The City that Always Sleeps at THIS location (via New Noise).
Elektrisk Gønner with New single “ Money”
Even before its initial inception, the spirit of Elektrisk Gønner has existed in Benjamin Løzninger’s multifaceted projects. He grew up in France with a French father playing guitar in obscure punk combos and a mother singing and playing ukulele in a punk choir. The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Nick Drake, The Grateful Dead, Blondie and The Clash provided his nightly lullabies. This wide spectrum of influence shaped and made an impact on young Benjamin that would leave an imprint on all of his projects through to the current incarnation of Elektrisk Gønner.
When asked about “Lost,” vocalist/guitarist Matthew Howl said: “We wrote ‘Lost’ from a very chaotic perspective. It’s a very familiar feeling, losing something important and not being able to let it go. We had a lot of fun working on the video with our director, Chris Newhard, and experimenting with crazy ideas that were almost dream-like. We love the energy it gives off.”
London-based indie band Swimming Tapes share new track “Alison” via All Things Go. The band explains that the track is about “a good friend of ours who moved to Australia a few years ago… It’s quite sad when that happens, but then you know that when you do meet again it will feel like no time has passed.” The track is from their forthcoming new EP, ‘Soft Sea Blue,’ out this Friday, September 15th. Swimming Tapes have been featured on Beats 1, gaining support from the likes of Matt Wilkinson and Elton John, as well as being added as a “New Name” on the Annie Mac show. The band has also been played on KCRW, added to BBC’s Introducing Hot List, and added to Spotify’s Ultimate Indie.
Of the album, Folk Alley declares, “…the set of traditional folk tunes is as sparse and special as the other releases that come through Acony Records, beautifully fulfilling its torch-passing purpose” and goes on to praise, “Across the album, Watson puts his spin on railroad tunes, minstrel songs, English traditionals, and work songs, bringing each one forward to a new generation with the help of Gillian Welch, Morgan Jahnig, and Paul Kowert. In addition to being a time capsule for fans in the here and now, Folksinger Vol. 2 may well be an entry point to the past for some young, aspiring folkie.”
SARAH MCLEOD ANNOUNCES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘WILD HEARTS’
Aussie rock royalty Sarah McLeod has today announced her new single Wild Hearts, a laid-back, content ode to finding fulfillment through creative endeavours. Lifted from her self-produced new album, Rocky’s Diner – her first solo album in 12 years – released on August 18, the talented vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, who first found fame in the late 1990s with 3X ARIA Award winning rock band The Superjesus, has also dropped a gorgeous video for Wild Hearts, encapsulating the simple beauty in what at first appears mundane. And due to high demand from fans wanting a piece of the action, Sarah has extended her national Rocky’s Diner tour into November and December, set to swing through Adelaide at Jive on November 5, then moving through Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Fremantle, Bunbury, Bulli, and finishing up in Sydney at The Lansdowne on December 16.
YUNG VILLIGAN, “GOT ME ON GO”
When asked about the new single, Villigan says it came from “how I was feeling at the time. My little brother had just been incarcerated and it was a lot of stress at home so I just felt like it was time to go and step out of my comfort zone and chase the dream.”
Ahead of his sold out Village Underground show tomorrow, teen prodigy Rex Orange County shares his new track ‘Edition’. The track is available to buy and stream on all partners.
Daddy encompass music, film and installation art into a multimedia experience; Let Me Get What I Want is a concept album and film that tracks three characters as they weave through the dark ways of high school: love, death, and dreams. Let Me Get What I Want – The Remixes Album offers a new take on the duo’s lauded 2016 release.
Country singer and GMA DOVE Award nominee Bradley Walker has just completed an all-new, studio recording and LIVE concert DVD of gospel songs and hymns that will be released on October 6. Produced by Ben Isaacs (The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs) Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith (Gaither Music Group) captures many of the songs that inspired Bradley to become a singer.
“As a singer, I’d have to say an album like this has always been on my ‘bucket list,’” said Walker.“I have always hoped I would have the chance to make a record full of classic gospel songs that I’ve grown up on, with some new ones thrown in, and make it a good representation of who I am musically. I believe we’ve done that.”
Exmag team up with JNTHN STEIN & Mick Jenkins on new single “Spliff Temple”
Exmag team up with JNTHN STEIN and Mick Jenkins for sultry new single “Spliff Temple”, an ode to classic funk and R&B by greats like Marcus Miller and George Duke. Smooth keys sounds, vintage synths, and vibey beats define the track, with Mick Jenkins bringing his unique flow to what is an already catchy, forward thinking future-soul tune. “Let the good vibes permeate, let the good vibes permeate”.
D-Menace – “Gorilla” (Single)
We introduce to you D-Menace. An artist of many talents currently working to establish himself in the industry and put on for his City. With his street savy style & melodic tunes he smashes onto the scene with his head bopping debut single “Gorilla” produced by Jackpot Jeef, A talented producer who’s credits have seen the likes of Juelz Santana, Cam’ron, Ludacris & much more. In an era of Music where the internet & the public decides whats Hot D-Menace delivers & does not dissapoint. Gorilla is currently available everywhere music is streamed including iTunes, Spotify & Jay-Z’s Tidal.
Architects (UK) Announce 2018 Tour Dates
British metalcore band Architects (UK) have just announced 2018 North American tour dates. The band will be touring in further support of their seventh studio album, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us. The tour is set to kick off February 14 in Millvale, PA and wrap March 8 in Anaheim, CA with Stick To Your Guns and Counterparts as support. Tickets are on sale Friday, September 15 at 10am local time.
L.A. Power Trio SINICLE Releases “Death Coast” Official Video
Los Angeles power trio SINICLE have released the official video for new single “Death Coast.” The song is taken from forthcoming album Angels & Demons. Check out the “Death Coast” video @skopemag.
WILLN’T: “You’re Not Alone, Kid”
Montreal’s premier entertainment site Best Kept Montreal describes WILLN’T’s “You’re Not Alone, Kid” as a “highly contagious and danceable new wave track. …intriguing melodies, driving beats, and a positive message will make your heart soar. And it’s a message that couldn’t have come at a better time”. The writer added; “I could easily see this track in the end credits for the re-make of The Breakfast Club”.
CBS and Atlantic Records have partnered with multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, director, musician and two-time Super Bowl Halftime performer Bruno Mars to premiere his first primetime television special, BRUNO MARS: 24K MAGIC LIVE AT THE APOLLO, Wednesday, Nov. 29 (10:00-11:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
HUMANS ETCETERA: New Noise Magazine Debuts “Exam” Video
HUMANS ETCETERA — the solo project of one China-based US native, Christopher Henry – prepares for the October release of Intelligent Skeleton, the band’s first releasethrough Nefarious Industries. Advancing its release, a new video for the record’s “Exam” has been premiered through New Noise Magazine.
Multi-platform entertainment marketing firm UG Strategies announces the launch of its new Publicity & Media Relations division, to be led by music industry veteran Sioux Zimmerman. As per the acquisition of Magnum PR, Zimmerman’s New York-based publicity, events, and artist development agency, SiouxZ will serve as SVP of Publicity and Media Relations at UG Strategies, effective immediately.
ALEXANDRA SAVIOR SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “GIRLIE”
Portland native Alexandra Savior has shared her newest video for standout track “Girlie.” The video, written and directed by Alexandra herself, was shot on a Leicina Special Super 8 camera in Cannon Beach and Sauvie Island, both in Oregon.
CROWD COMPANY ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND DROP FUNKY NEW SINGLE “SAW YOU YESTERDAY”
Crowd Company, the critically acclaimed 8-piece funk soul outfit, has confirmed details on their upcoming album Stone & Sky, due out October 20th on the newly minted indie imprint Vintage League Music (VLM), founded by Soulive’s Alan Evans. The eleven-track album is also produced by Evans at the infamous Iron Wax Studio in Millers Falls, MA and will be available on vinyl, CD, and digitally.
Rounder Songs is a song cycle for voice, banjo and chamber ensemble that brings together the sounds of 21st century post-minimalist classical music and North American old-time. The work is based on public domain songs and legends from Kentucky and West Virginia that tell the stories of several “rounders”: rural drifters who include a gambler, a murderer, and a mill laborer who strikes a deal with the devil.
“The single manifests our way of tackling hardships and troubling times; sometimes you write a song to deal with something rough and sometimes it’s a way of explaining something hard to talk about. It went under the working name of ‘Heavy’ – a good start to tackle what would become a song centred around OCD. We love the drive in the song that makes a perfect base for the desperate shrill of Tuva’s singing and hope that someone out there will enjoy it too and find comfort or support by it.” – Pale Honey
Témé Tan today premiere’s the video for the 3rd single, ‘Coups De Griffe’, taken from his forthcoming self-titled debut album out 6th October on [PIAS] Recordings. Shot during his time in Brazil, the video is once more self-shot and self-produced by Tanguy Haesevoets, aka Témé Tan. He explains: “Back in 2012, I stayed for about 3 months in Brazil. I wanted to learn Portuguese and a few tricks with the pandeiro, one of the main percussion in Brazilian music. In Rio de Janeiro, I was overwhelmed by the energy from the “rodas do samba”. People were coming after work to sing and dance to Brazil’s popular repertoire.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Mary Lambert announces the Everybody Is A Babe Tour. The tour will kick off October 21 in San Diego at the Casbah and end in New York City on November 17 at Highland Ballroom. Artist Mal Blum will support the tour. Additionally, the tour will feature powerful spoken word artists such as Buddy Wakefield, Anis Mojgani, Dominique Christina, and Safia Elhillo. “I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited about the transformative impact that these shows may have on not just my fans, but myself. From the music to the message, this entire show is about healing, community, and being able to dance like a fool in the absurd joy of living,” says Lambert.
THE MAN FROM MANAGRA SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SIPPING ON SORROW”
In a statement, Coti K. explained. “I left the video idea entirely to Harry Patramanis the director, with whom I have worked with on many occasions, and I totally trust. He wanted to make a film of a couple in love, enjoying their everyday life in the city, but with one twist, they are homeless. The lyrics of the song talk about someone who has dwelled in his own sorrow for far too long, and its time for him to be happy, so I like how it connects with the story, if i could give it a title, it would be “happiness in a money-free world””
As one of the Texas duo’s best performing productions to date – ‘Good Thing’ in collaboration with the talented Laurell saw Chad & Dave deliver another stunning piece of their trademark feel-good sound.
New Single By Rotoscope
At the heart of Rotoscope is Charlottesville-based musician John Athayde. The title track, “Clean Lines” started as an instrumental concept to merge electronica and rock. Piano and orchestral scoring was replaced over time with more beeps, clicks, whirs and guitar samples to give it a more industrial feel consistent with the technological disconnect behind the EP. Much of the inspiration came from the quiet iridescent streetlights as Athayde would drive around DC in the middle of the night.
To say playlists occupy an important role in today’s music industry is an understatement. For artists, getting added to a popular playlist with a substantial following is everything. It can truly skyrocket both the short-term and long-term trajectory of an artist’s career. Spotify alone is home to 2 billion individual playlists, including ones that are curated algorithmically based on listening patterns. And Spotify’s most popular playlists like Discover Weekly and New Music Friday have realistically become the modern-day equivalent of landing music on Top 40 hit radio station.
Today’s definition of “breaking” in music, is different than it was twenty, or even five years ago for that matter. To break and establish a career in today’s music industry, artists need to understand the importance of playlists, and how huge the impact can be on their careers. Getting on key playlists with lots of followers is great exposure, but that’s actually only the first step…
New Hampshire’s Vattnet (formerly Vattnet Viskar) are streaming their upcoming self-titled LP on Exclaim!
Supersonic Blues Machine, featuring Fabrizio Grossi (bass / producer), Lance Lopez (guitar / vocals) and Kenny Aronoff (drums) has announced the global release of CALIFORNISOUL! On October 20 via Mascot Label Group / Provogue Records. The title, available on CD, double vinyl, download and streaming, presents the sound the band spent much of 2017 sharing with audiences from Texas to Holland and India to St. Petersburg, Russia, picking up right where the they left off on their well-received debut record, West of Flushing, South of Frisco. Grossi shares, ““CALIFORNISOUL! That’s exactly what it is. It’s the missing soundtrack to a summertime drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 1971!”
Oscar And The Wolf aka Max Colombie will release his self-titled North American debut EP on 29th September via Neon Gold Records. The release is a perfect introduction to US audiences for the Belgian arena star, pairing earlier European hits “Strange Entity” and “The Game” with four brand new selections from his forthcoming album Infinity, available in Europe on 29th September via Play It Again Sam (PIAS).
Huett released her debut single “STFU & Hold” me last month. She co-wrote the effervescent pop track with producers The Futuristics and has said the song is “about getting to that point in a relationship where you’re sick of going around and around talking about the same issue with your partner and it’s time to wave the white flag. We’ve all been there. You just don’t think it’ll get solved, and it’s like, ‘Oh, just shut the fuck up and hold me.”
A perpetual outsider and a gifted rhyming technician, Wasiu can transform any situation into a tasteful, speaker-knocking single. Rhapsodizing about nights in his home city of Montreal, Wasiu shares an elegant rider’s anthem with “Cigarettes & Poutine.” Showcasing his forceful and smooth delivery over gurgling synths and snapping snares, Wasiu crafts a narrative of riding the metro alone, vibing to his headphones, and smelling the city’s signature scents–cigarette smoke and french fries. Aided by the golden pipes of Basics and produced by Planet Giza, who hails from the flourishing Montreal beat scene that produced Kaytranada, “Cigarettes & Poutine” is the first single from MTLiens 2, Wasiu’s next project and the sequel to his 2015 project MTLiens. Premiered by Highsnobiety, “Cigarettes & Poutine” is a cerebral banger that only could have come out of Canada and the warped mind of Wasiu.
Intergalactic Lovers return with their third album ‘Exhale’ ‘this 15th September 2017.
Their forthcoming album ‘Exhale’ is a response to watching their nearest and dearest burn out in many ways. Even the name expresses their exasperation of a time when the chaos of life caused pain to those the love. Lead singer Lara Chedraoui explains the frustration of not knowing how to help.
Double Ferrari shares new track via Decibel Magazine
Ernest Jenning Record Co. is excited to share “Double Ferrari,” the latest single from Athens, GA instrumental quartet Double Ferrari’s self-titled debut album, due October 27. The track debuted via Decibel Magazine, who noted that the group “weave[s] melodies and impressive leads throughout their self-titled album.”
Ella and Alex are longtime friends and have been making music together and working with some top producers such as Ant Whiting (M.I.A., John Newman), Lewis Gardiner (PRIDES, KLOE), Dimitri Tikovoi (Charli XCX, MNEK) and Shaun Canning (Atom Tree) and are working with Charlie XCX’s label Vroom Vroom on something not yet announced.
Slick-talking slapsmiths with Bay Area street hero status, G-Val and Lil Yase dedicate their lives to the grind. Riding the menacing, bass-heavy instrumental like a fresh Cadillac, G-Val and Lil Yase demonstrate the power of street influence in “Juice,” their cinematic new visual premiered by Traps N Trunks. “Juice” finds the duo on the radar of an FBI agent, who attempts to catch them with the spoils of a successful deal, only to be outwitted by the juiced-up, syrup-sipping duo. Crafting yet another cinematic street saga, “Juice” flashes G-Val and Lil Yase’s cool-headed lyricism as they rhyme in lockstep with the beat. The third video from What a Time to Grind 2, “Juice” follows the bank-heist video for “Blue Strips,” premiered earlier this month by Dirty Glove Bastard.
Martial Canterel (mem. Xeno & Oaklander) announces “Lost At Sea” LP for Dais Records
Since composer Sean McBride unveiled his first utterance as Martial Canterel almost 2 decades ago, he has produced a body of work both substantial and alluring within the field of live analogue electronic music. Effortlessly fusing a variety of styles and influences, Martial Canterel is one of the premiere outfits utilizing analogue electronics and modular synthesizers. In particular FM synthesis is employed to produce clustered polyphonies and organic atmospheres – a staple of his signature style.
Atlantic Records singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer Sam Bruno has released an official remix for her EP’s empowering lead single, “Hello Hater” – available today via all DSPs. The “Hello Hater” (WRLD Remix) premiered exclusively yesterday via BlackBook and can be downloaded and streamed HERE.
Prolly Knot (RIYL Jay Som, Maggie Rogers) shares shimmering, intimate “Perennial”
Portland based, R&B/ Pop artist Prolly Knot (the project of previously Nashville based singer-songwriter, Sam Pinkerton) is set to release her debut EP, It’s Not Anymore this Fall. Moving from hip/hop inspired heartbreak to care-free pop music, the project marries eccentricity and depth, and has garnered Pinkerton comparisons to contemporaries Maggie Rogers, Jay Som, Banks and more.
LondonBridge Makes New Noise Debut With “Treat Me Right”
Los Angeles-based LondonBridge makes his New Noise debut with the bass heavy house single “Treat Me Right.” Marked by dark vocals, bouncy melodies, and late night vibes, this song ventures into the dirtier side of house music. To celebrate the single, tonight in Los Angeles Dim Mak Presents a New Noise Release party at Space Yacht featuring DJ sets by LondonBridge, some New Noise alumni, and additional fun surprises.
Far Lands is the culmination of over a decade of songwriting by Cincinnati native and Portland transplant Andy McFarlane. It represents the next logical, yet unlikely, step in a slow musical evolution that saw Andy as a high school musician and an aspiring ethnomusicologist, recording Zapotec folk music in Oaxaca, Mexico. The 2000 release of his book of poems, prose and rhymes, Intersection was immediately followed by a move westward and inward where he quietly documented the births of his daughters and the deaths of his parents. This tangible effort of turning life and loss into a sort of musical diary was ultimately isolating as he shied away from production and performance while holding down jobs as a teacher, principal and professor of education. Yet 17 years later, something has happened.
Since setting the scuzz-punk gutter a blaze with the first 1997 release of the EPILEPTIX, then the increasingly influential (and downright killer) crew, the CLONE DEFECTS and HUMAN EYE! In the last 20 years , Detroit’s TIMMY VULGAR has continued to release obscure-o, underdog music. Backed up by two mental ward escapees, Jeff Giant and Blake “Bovver” Hill, this new record is heavy and mean. Raw-as-ever acid glam, punk, psych, stomp, rock’n’roll! Aware of the evil world around them, this is the soundtrack for the apocalypse! – Eric Davidson
“Real Feel” Is First U.S. Single Release Ireland’s Coronas First #1 Album
Multi-platinum-selling Irish band The Coronas have just released “Real Feel” as the first U.S. single from their fifth album, TRUST THE WIRE. The new album, which follows four double-platinum albums in Ireland, debuted at #1 on the Irish music chart its first week of release in June, becoming The Coronas’ first-ever #1 album. TRUST THE WIRE, which has arrived in the U.S. ahead of a November tour, is the band’s first release on their own label imprint called So Far So Good Records, distributed in the U.S. and Canada through ADA Distribution.
“Real Feel,” a rousing anthem that lends itself to audience participation-a trademark of the band’s live concerts-has just been serviced to AAA and Alternative radio stations nationally. It immediately picked up airplay on more than two dozen stations and growing.
SINK IN Premiere New Video on Idobi
Alternative pop rock band SINK IN are premiering a new video for “On The Radio,” exclusively on Idobi Radio.
Frontman Tighe Eshleman tells Idobi, “This song stemmed from a discussion we had earlier this year about how much we loved the new wave of pop/EDM artists. There is a creativity in melodies that is fresh and different. When I saw DAVII’s first single, I completely fell in love with his style. All I could think about was how cool it would be to combine that creativity with the raw sounds of a rock band. I think a song like this is important because it shows that music doesn’t have to be confined to a genre box, and bands don’t have to fight against the sounds of modern pop.”
Moth Wings drop the guitars for chilled out new single “Sleepy Eyes”
Texas-based Moth Wings is an over the top rock band, ready to prove that they’re more than just loud. The Houston natives released their new single “Sleepy Eyes,” a chilled out departure from their usual abrasive sound, accompanied by a stop motion music video. The track premiered with Idobi Radio and is from the new mixtape DragonFruit, out today.
Frontman Spencer Fort says “When I went into ‘DragonFruit’ I spent a lot of time talking back and forth with myself. I remember asking myself ‘Really? We’re going to put the guitars down already?’ And though it is not a permanent move by any means, it was still weird to start up a release with little to no guitar tracks. That’s why we’re treating it as a Mixtape more than an actual album, because I want the chance to express a side of myself that isn’t masked so heavily in loud drums and distortion.”
VICE: ‘EPICLY LATER’D: Bam Margera’
Bam Margera, legendary pro skater and star of Jackass, struggles to overcome substance abuse and the loss of his best friend as he works to make a return to skateboarding.
Following the July release of her debut solo EP L O V E via RCA Records, today kirstin has debuted the visual for EP fan-favorite track, “Bad Weather.” Directed by Daniel Carberry, the music video covers the difficult topic of cyberbullying, showcasing the destructive consequences bullying can have on its victims. With its thought-provoking imagery and powerful lesson, the music video for “Bad Weather” is the perfect companion for kirstin’s empowering message of self-love and acceptance.
Cheat Codes announce fall headlining tour
Today, Cheat Codes are excited to announce their US headlining tour this fall, where they’ll be playing major markets such as Chicago, Boston and Las Vegas. The band’s euphoric and effervescent smash hit, “No Promises ft. Demi Lovato” continues its campaign as the certified song of the summer, as the track broke Top 10 at Pop Radio last week.
Rex Stax & Doze “Eternity Collide”
Though born in East Germany when the Berlin Wall was still standing, DJ/Producer Rex Stax — formerly known as Mr. E — refused to be restricted. The artist was playing sets in clubs by the age of fifteen, and connecting with famed industry figures such as the Diplomats, DJ Montay, and DJ Jelly while still in the formative years of his career.