From exhilarating Caribbean music to groundbreaking contemporary dance to deep dives into community and spirituality. The second edition of Copper Fest, the celebration of cultural arts from Miami’s Copperbridge Foundation, reaches out to the City of North Miami and the Little Haiti Cultural Center and opens up to embrace Haitian and Caribbean artists.
Partnering with the City of North Miami, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and the Little Haiti Cultural Center, Copperbridge Foundation and its collaborators have worked together to reunite after Hurricane Irma. Now taking place Oct. 4 to 8, Copper Fest includes performances by renowned Cuban dance theater troupe DanzAbierta, Cuban band Interactivo, the multi-cultural Agape featuring Nadia Harris, Miami’s own Soul of Brass, DJ Erick Paredes, a show from Haitian photo project FotoKonbit, and workshops to benefit the Miami-Dade community.
BUTTHOLE SURFERS ANNOUNCE THEIR FIRST RELEASE IN TEN YEARS
Cult-classic punk rock band, Butthole Surfers, announce the up-coming 10″ vinyl remastered release of their fan-adored 1987 album, Locust Abortion Technician, today via Five Music/RED Music. This marks the band’s first release since 2007’s compilation Pioughd/Widowmaker, ahead of new music in 2018 – the first in 15 years. The remastered 10″ Vinyl is slated for release on November 17th in celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary, kicking off a series of remastered releases throughout the next year – pre-order available now.
In less than two years, the multi-platinum Bronx native, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie has become an imposing force in hip-hop, proclaimed the ”most promising young rapper the city has produced in some time” by the New York Times. Today, he releases his debut album The Bigger Artist via High Bridge The Label / Atlantic Records.
Forbes said that “A Boogie is ‘no one hit wonder,’” and at the age of 21, having three Billboard Hot 100 singles proves them right. After he broke the ice with “Timeless” off of his TBA EP, “My Sh*t” became RIAA Certified Platinum and his smash hit “Drowning” feat. Kodak Black spent 21 weeks on the chart, as well as being RIAA Certified Platinum and streamed over 300 million times. The XXL Freshman’s debut features a high profile cast of featured artists including Chris Brown, 21 Savage, Trey Songs, PnB Rock, YoungBoy Never Broke Again and fellow High Bridge The Label rapper Don Q. Production duties were executed by an eclectic group; Metro Boomin, Scott Storch, DJ Mustard, Murda Beats, Cardo and more.
ICYMI: Glen Hansard announces new album via ANTI- ‘Between Two Shores’
Marking his third solo album, singer-songwriter Glen Hansard will release Between Two Shores on January 19, 2018 via Anti-. Following up 2015’s GRAMMY nominated Didn’t He Ramble, and his 2012 solo debut Rhythm and Repose, the ten-track collection was produced by Hansard himself for the first time.The culmination of more than six years of writing and recording, Between Two Shores came together in only a matter of weeks.
PARTYNEXTDOOR’s latest project, Seven Days, is out today via OVO Sound after a week of teasing artwork and song titles on social media. All seven tracks were written in a seven day period featuring guest appearances from Halsey and Rick Ross, and the project follows his widely acclaimed COLOURS 2 EP from earlier this year. Party went on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show yesterday to discuss the project, his musical process and tease “Damage” with Halsey.
Party is also heading on the road for Halsey’s ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ arena tour which starts tonight. The tour continues throughout November and makes stops in Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, D.C., Brooklyn, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and more.
Los Angeles-based Alternative Rock band, ANSON is a 3-piece act set to bridge early 2000’s emo rock with today’s mainstream stratosphere. The group, consisting of Anson Li (Vocals), George Tello (Bassist), and Zack Mueller (Lead Guitarist) offer an array of introspective songs about life and discovering who you are as a person. Their debut EP entitled To Be or Nothing At All, produced by Andrew D’Angelo (Set It Off, Volumes, Cold Rain), mixed by Dan Korneff (Paramore, Pierce The Veil, Our Last Night, My Chemical Romance) and Nick Morzov (Ghost Town, Set It Off, Dan + Shay, and The Night Game), and mastered by Ted Jensen (Muse, Green Day, Billy Joel, The Police) is out today, Friday, September 29, 2017. To celebrate, the band partnered with Already Heard to stream the EP. Fans can stream the entire EP it its entirety here!
After quietly fueling fan anticipation over the past month, BLACK VEIL BRIDES share the details for their anxiously awaited fifth full-length album, VALE [LAVA/Republic Records]—available, January 12, 2018.
Jacob Plant has unveiled a diverse and dynamic remix package for his latest single ‘About You’ featuring the vocals of Maxine. With reworkings provided by DJ Q, PBH & Jack Shizzle, Bram Fidder and Sound in Noise, the original is taken into a series of different directions, each with their own unique and original interpretation.
On Lawson and the new album, Sheeran says, “I’m so excited to be releasing ‘Happy Accidents’ by Jamie Lawson on my label Gingerbread Man Records; I truly think it’s the best music he’s ever written. Jamie has had an incredible couple of years, and I feel very lucky to be a part of his journey so far.”
Pop newcomer CYN returns today with the Felix Snow produced “Only With You.” The infectious new single premiered on W Magazine and serves as the follow up to CYN’s buoyant summer release “Together,” which was hailed by The Fader, as a “breath of fresh air.” “Only With You” is out worldwide now on iTunes, Apple and Spotify via Katy Perry’s record label Unsub Records.
College is where we form lifelong listening habits, so the battle for collegiate ears is an important one. Yesterday, Spotify announced a premium bundle with Hulu for students at just $4.99 to drive sign-ups. Allison Ullrich, Manager, College & Lifestyle Marketing at The Orchard shares key insights into the listening habits of this key demographic.
Not only does September typically bring cooler weather, it also signals back-to-school season. Working with college students on a daily basis, I thought this would be a perfect time to dive deeper into their listening habits so we can learn how to better target college students in our promotions. Our College Marketing Representatives were asked a variety of questions to provided us with insight into this key demographic. Take a trip into the classroom, below.
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Foundation will be bringing a glimpse of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to the Ford Presidential Museum this November with an exhibit that explores how rock music can change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom. The exhibit, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics” will open with a members-only reception on Nov. 8 and will be on view to the public through Feb. 11.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Newseum in Washington, D.C., partnered to create this one-of-kind exhibit. The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum’s presentation of “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics,” marks its first stop outside of the two iconic partnering museums. The exhibit first premiered on May 20, 2017, at the Rock Hall and was on display at the Newseum during the 2017 presidential inauguration through July 31.
UK duo Snakehips reveal remix of Sam Smith’s ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’
Electronic duo Snakehips have unveiled their official remix of Sam Smith’s UK #1 single ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’, with the original garnering a staggering 85 million Spotify streams since release on 8th September.
The reworking, due out 29th September, features a downtempo vibe, with UK pair Snakehips lacing their version with melodic bells and percussive chords. The track’s rumbling, bass-driven hook underpins the unmistakable vocals of multi-BRIT Award winning superstar, Sam Smith.
The Night Game Returns With “Once In A Lifetime.”
Hot on the heels of a North American tour supporting John Mayer this summer, as well as a string of sold-out headline dates around the U.S, The Night Game announce the release of their highly anticipated second single, “Once In A Lifetime”— out today via Interscope Records. Listen to the new single HERE.
Miguel Campbell & Colour Castle Team Up To Unveil Dancefloor-Ready ‘I Know A Place’
Hot Creations heavyweight Miguel Campbell has joined forces with Sydney house guru Colour Castle to deliver a funkafied house collab “I Know A Place”, to be released on September 29th via Astrx. Soulful house vocals, subtle Rhodes chords and a smooth as silk bassline all combine to create a grooved out club cut that’s set to take over dancefloors around the world.
Glen Hansard announces new album via ANTI- ‘Between Two Shores’
‘Between Two Shores’ follows 2015’s GRAMMY nominated ‘Didn’t He Ramble’, and his 2012 solo debut ‘Rhythm and Repose’, the ten-track collection was produced by Hansard himself for the first time. The culmination of more than six years of writing and recording, ‘Between Two Shores’ came together in only a matter of weeks. The album’s lead track “Time Will be the Healer” is a hopeful plea to a forlorn lover that also speaks to the way forward in the current social climate.
Los Angeles two-wheeled rockers THE LORDS OF ALTAMONT unveil their sixth album “The Wild Sounds Of Lords Of Altamont” exclusively via New Noise Magazine, before its official release next week on Heavy Psych Sounds.
Sese & Jayd “ASH” – Single and Video Out Today
JaYd lives and breathes music. Hailing from a small Welsh village, JaYd discovered her passion for music early on mastering the trumpet by the age of 7. The young musician taught herself how to play the guitar, piano and gifted with rhythm, joined a dance school. JaYd appeared on a French TV show which led to her securing a place in the competition final. From that moment on, her determination to succeed grew even more. Throughout her creative career, JaYd has had an unwavering devotion to all-things music. Currently, she continues to hone her innate skills and dedicates every waking hour to what makes her heart sing.
William Patrick Corgan Shares Music Video For New Track “The Spaniards”
The media was quick to praise the sound of “Aeronaut”, hailing, “The song itself is unfussy and intimate and, more importantly, Corgan owns the performance with his inimitable voice that few in the ’90s would have figured for a romantic lead” (NPR), “‘Aeronaut’ is stately and bare: an unhurried piano riff outlines both beat and melody, while glinting strings occasionally rise to meet the keening, nasal lead vocal from Corgan” (Rolling Stone), “[‘Aeronaut’] is dominated by dramatic strings, piano, and, of course, his unmistakable vocals-which still sound pretty great” (Noisey).
COASTCITY’s Jean Rodriguez worked as Beyoncé’s Latin vocal co-producer for “Mi Gente” remix!
Beyoncé is donating her proceeds from “Mi Gente featuring Beyoncé” to hurricane and earthquake relief charities including CEMA, UNICEF and Somos Una Voz for Puerto Rico, Mexico and other affected Caribbean islands. To help go to – http://beyonce.com/reliefefforts
BØRNS Releases New Song “Sweet Dreams” Today, September 29th
Indie-pop singer, songwriter and musician BØRNS releases “Sweet Dreams” today. The song is featured in the new Sony Pictures film “Flatliners” which opens today, September 29th. “Sweet Dreams” is available for streaming and digital download via all participating digital retailers.
Tchami & Malaa debut single “Summer 99,”
French house producers Tchami and Malaa are debuting the first single “Summer 99” from their forthcoming collaborative EP set for release this fall.
The Parisian artists will come together for a run of eleven dates on their highly anticipated “No Redemption” co-headlining tour, hitting major markets across the North America. The tour will feature a brand new live production with both artists simultaneously onstage, in an exciting adaptation of a back to back performance.
PRETTYMUCH RELEASES NEW TRACK “TEACHER”
SYCO Music and Columbia Records group PRETTYMUCH has released their brand new track “Teacher” today – listen HERE.
“Teacher” follows the early success of current single “Would You Mind,” both of which the group is taking on tour for select shows opening for Jack & Jack in November. See full list of dates below.
In addition, the group announced that they will perform on Day 2 of TRL, airing live October 3 from MTV’s newly expanded Times Square studio. The group has also been named MTV’s Push: Artist to Watch for the month of October.
The new tracks follow Lanez’s critically acclaimed debut album I Told You, which reached #4 on the Billboard 200 upon its release with the highest first week sales of a debut urban artist in 2016. The album spawned two #1 hits, the Platinum-certified “Say It” and “LUV,” nominated for Best R&B Song at the 59th Grammy Awards.
THE CHAINSMOKERS RELEASE “YOUNG [MIDNIGHT KIDS REMIX]” FROM TOMMY HILFIGER CAMPAIGN
The Chainsmokers have released “Young [Midnight Kids Remix]” today – listen HERE. The track first debuted exclusively in the duo’s #TommyXTheChainsmokers video in support of the Fall 2017 Tommy Hilfiger campaign. Alex and Drew recently became global ambassadors for the brand, representing Hilfiger Edition, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, and Tommy Hilfiger sportswear.
Giant Steps Music is proud to announce the launch of their Music Action Lab 2.0 starting on September 25, 207 that includes a unique calendar of events, workshops, and sessions. The Music Action Lab is an innovative music residency uniting musicians from across the globe to create social impact music, and to nurture the next generation of musical changemakers.
Project Mantra is the idea that concepts and personal beliefs can transform perceptions, build castles, move mountains and create change. Mantra is the blues punk band that is invested in the outcome of fans personal evolution. The formation of Project Mantra is filled with directional variances but through growing pains the band has morphed into something greater, becoming poetic and passionate. The noise rock has a hint of folk because of the heavy driven storytelling. The monologue driven storytelling is compelling, as it challenges the status quo. Project Mantra brings together a sound that fills a lot of imagery of nature, balance, and of course passion.
Kotek & Littlemore Release New Single “Surface”
Michael Mlikotic’s passion for music started at a very young age when he first sat down behind a piano. He transitioned through a number of instruments before settling on drums. He played in his school’s jazz band, but then started a metal band which forced him to familiarize himself with production techniques. After the band split up, he was in need of an outlet for writing music and upon hearing Zedd’s remix of a Skrillex track he immediately switched to using Ableton. Thus Kotek, the electronic music producer, has been born.
GLOBAL GRIND VIDEO PREMIER: MOBSQUAD NARD “ALL TRAPS CLOSED”
MobSquad Nard is on the move; hitting the streets with the homie Bigga Rankin for a quick album promo run. Know what that means?……it’s gonna be a slow month for law enforcement in the city of Jacksonville, FL. In other words, “All Traps Closed” …… conveniently the title of Nard’s latest single and David G-directed new visual. ATC is the third single from Nard’s sophomore project, “Nardo DaVinci” available everywhere Friday, October 13th.
Blood Before Pride Cover Beastie Boys “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun” In New Video
In their latest music video, Blood Before Pride take on the Beastie Boys’ “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun”. The cover features Rock (Heltah Skeltah) and Lil’ Fame (M.O.P.), and bassist Ryan Kienle of Matchbook Romance, who also make appearances in the video. The track is off of the band’s debut album, Mimesis, Catharsis and the Imitation of Art in Life, available on October 20.
Blues-rock duo SAENTS Premiere “Blood” Video via New Noise Magazine
Formed in 2017 by acclaimed guitarist/vocalist Rett Smith and drummer Daniel Sousa, SAENTS employs heavy, virtuosic grooves, blistering riffs and haunting vocals that have been featured in American Songwriter, NYLON, Gibson Guitars and NPR to name a few.
The Legendary Soul Man™ has released his newest album Sam Moore: An American Patriot available for download on iTunes today. CDs will be available in-store, as well as on Amazon, Apple Music, and other outlets on October 6.
The album was inspired by Moore’s own performance of “America the Beautiful” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where his dear friend and inspiration Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood 53 years earlier delivering his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Moore believes that music, the universal language that knows no boundary or color, was the best way for him to take a stand and make an impact in helping to bring the country he loves back together.
Elton John today announces the forthcoming release of ‘Diamonds.’ Released on November 10th through UMe, ‘Diamonds’ is the ultimate greatest hits collection from Elton John and will be available on 1CD, 2CD, 3CD limited edition boxset, 2LP heavy-weight gatefold vinyl and digital formats.
Kicking off with the ever-stunning ‘Your Song,’ this definitive collection brings together all the landmark hits of one of the greatest song books of all time, including ‘Tiny Dancer,’ ‘Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time),’ ‘Candle In The Wind,’ ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,’ ‘Sacrifice,’ ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight.’
‘Diamonds’ coincides with the 50th anniversary of Elton’s phenomenal song writing partnership with Bernie Taupin. Meeting in 1967 through a music magazine advert seeking songwriters, Elton and Bernie went on to become one of the most enduring song writing duos of all time, achieving a sustained level of success that puts them head and shoulders above the competition. Catapulted into the limelight as a song writing force in 1971 with ‘Your Song,’ the duo never stood still creatively, defining an era with their run of back-to-back classic 1970’s albums. While ‘Candle In The Wind’ topped the charts in three different decades and 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Wonderful, Crazy, Night’ was a top ten hit in the US, their legacy is one that is unrivalled in terms of longevity, creativity and commercial success.
Over 70 breaking aficionados have set a world record for the most simultaneous windmill moves completed in 30 seconds.
The windmill is a classic Hip Hop dance move in which the legs are lifted high in the air and twisted in a windmill pattern, while the torso and head rest against the floor. The world record for the most windmills – the most recognizable move in breaking – was completed simultaneously by the largest group of dancers aged between 15 and 50 years old.
Missio 3-part docuseries to debut next week
RCA recording artists MISSIO has announced the long awaited premiere of a powerful new visual accompanying their latest single, “Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea.” Directed by Evan Spencer Brace (Phantagram, Tiësto), the clip marks the latest visual accompanying tracks featured on MISSIO’s acclaimed full-length debut, LONER, available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services. “Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea” debuts today Friday, September 29th at MISSIO’s official YouTube channel.
You Make It Feel Like Christmas features six originals and six classic holiday tunes. The first single “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” was written by Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, busbee and Justin Tranter, with the other originals being written by Gwen Stefani, busbee and Justin Tranter. You Make It Feel Like Christmas was produced by busbee and Eric Valentine.
News from Avens via Japan/Korea/Poland
After success in Japan and Korea with melancholic tracks and few albums, Avens presents new chillstep track called “City life”.
Today, Oh Boy Records announces the upcoming release of Dan Reeder’s newest project, Nobody wants to be you. on November 10. The five-song EP will be distributed by Thirty Tigers and was produced by R
Nobody wants to be you. marks Reeder’s fourth release on Oh Boy Records, a relationship formed after Reeder sent a burned CD to John Prine in the early 2000’s. Prine listened, signed Reeder to his label, toured with him four times, and released all three of Reeder’s previous records: Dan Reeder (2004), Sweetheart (2005), and This New Century (2009). The albums garnered glowing reviews; publications like No Depression deemed him “brilliant,” and NPR’s Fresh Air compared Reeder to Prine himself. The New Yorker’s Ben Greenman coined him as “one of the foremost outsider artists in modern folk” and he was featured on the Emmy award-winning show Weeds (“Work Song”).
MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINATED R&B SINGER TANK UNLEASHES NEW ALBUM “SAVAGE” AVAILABLE NOW!
Prior to today’s release, Tank embarked on a 14 city “SAVAGE Tour,” in support of his new album. The tour kicked off on September 5 at the City Winery in Nashville and wrapped up last night in Wilmington, Delaware at The Queen. With packed venues, the tour stopped in New York, Boston, Little Rock, Memphis among others, and performed fan-favorite hits like “Please Don’t Go,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “You Don’t Know,” and “Maybe I Deserve” as well as new songs off the album.
OneRepublic Teams Up With Seeb In New “Rich Love” Video
Songwriter Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins formed the American pop rock band OneRepublic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They first released their debut album in 2007, with lead single hit “Apologize” remixed by Timbaland, landing the number 1 spot in 16 countries, earning a grammy nomination, and at the time, broke records for the best-selling digital download in history. Their second single from the album, “Stop and Stare” was also a success reaching the top ten in eight countries worldwide later certifying the Dreaming Out Loud album as Platinum in the U.S and Germany. From then on, OneRepublic immersed themselves to redefining their music infusing high-powered rock pop hybrid elements with electronic music, blues, and folk. Their second album Waking Up, included the album’s lead single “All the Right Moves,” that charted in the U.S and Europe. They returned in 2013 releasing their third studio album, Native which peaked number three on the Billboard 200.
Musician Nick Dean Releases Stripped Down Version of New Single “How Did We?”
Today, Nomad Group drops a stripped-down, acoustic version of Nick Dean’s single, “How Did We?,” placing him in a class of contemporaries such as Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Ed Sheeran. “How Did We? (Stripped)” is available now on all streaming platforms, including SoundCloud and Spotify.
Co-produced and co-written by Nick and longtime collaborator Mike Miller, the inspiration for the song is simple. Nick says, “There’s ironically something memorable about the nights you don’t remember.” On why a stripped version of the song, “I wanted to take the opportunity to get back to my roots as a guitar player. I’d been playing long before I could produce or even write music. My dad taught me when I was 5, and it’s what got me into music in general. For this, I left my little tricks and production tools out of the picture.”
The westside’s newest wrecking crew, G-Worthy (comprised of LA rappers G Perico, Jay Worthy of LNDN DRGS, and super producer Cardo) has released their self-titled debut project on Fool’s Gold. Recorded iin LA, the project itself is authentic gangster rap from the City of Angels; G Perico from South Central and the Bompton-based Jay Worthy, mixed together with Cardo’s distinct, smoothed-out melodic production, makes for one of the best west coast connections in years. The project comes on the heels of the groups first single “Never Miss,” which garnered coverage from XXL, NOISEY, FADER, Stereogum and more.
SHY GLIZZY DROPS “TAKE ME AWAY” (Prod. TM88)
The self-proclaimed King of DC, Shy Glizzy just released his newest single, “Take Me Away,” off of his forthcoming EP.
In dedication to his fallen friend, 30 Glizzy, “Take Me Away” acknowledges the streets’ harsh realities and painful consequences. Shy raps, “It’s a war started outside / Don’t wanna talk about, but somebody might die / Ain’t wanna tell you about it because I know you might cry.” TM88’s eerie production is in sync with Shy Glizzy’s pinched delivery and vulnerable lyrics.
Galantis remixes Sam Smith’s hit single “Too Good At Goodbyes”
Galantis remix Sam Smith’s hit single “Too Good At Goodbyes.” Of the remix, Galantis says, “We get a lot of remix requests and have so little time now but as soon as we heard this one we knew we had to work on it. We have a lot of respect for Sam Smith so really happy to be able to bring our Galantis vibes to his world.”
EDEN’S NEW TRACK AND VIDEO “START//END”
Dublin-based vocalist/producer/multi-instrumentalist EDEN’s new track – “start//end” -is out now. Listen HERE. Ng directed, filmed and edited the video for “start//end,” which was shot in London, Tokyo, Seoul, Los Angeles, New York, Belgium and around his home in Dublin. The video hit #22 on YouTube’s Top Trending Chart, with over 165,000 views.
Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning critically acclaimed New Zealand songstress Kimbra releases her brand new single “Everybody Knows” today. The song heralds the arrival of her anxiously awaited third full-length album, Primal Heart, [Warner Bros. Records]- produced by Kimbra and John Congleton and arriving early 2018.
Vic Mensa shares trippy new video
Vic Mensa shares a new video for his song “Rollin’ Like a Stoner” from this debut LP The Autobiography out now. Directed by Vic, he provides some trippy visuals a la John Waters synonymous with the songs title. Vic will be a special guest on Jay-Z’s 4:44 Tour this coming Fall. Check out the video below and share.
“The Rolling Like A Stoner video is about reckless abandon & escapism. The whole thing was filmed on a stage, as a comment on life as an entertainer. I was watching films like Bye Bye Life and Birdman, and 1920s westerns.” – VIC MENSA
Nashville Indie Rock from YØUTH
Nashville indie rock artist YØUTH has released “Alright, Kid” the third single from his upcoming full-length, Blame. The man behind YØUTH, Julian Denté, tells us that, “I wrote ‘Alright Kid’ about a relationship I watched from afar, two people bringing their own issues into the same room and clinging to the connection they had, however unhealthy it was. It’s a slightly sarcastic dramatization of a typical bad relationship, the lyric is trying to both comfort and give some perspective to how insignificant a seemingly overwhelming problem/situation is. You’re gonna be alright, kid.”
Moncrieff has spent the past few years living in London, honing his trade – putting together the songs to form his as-yet-untitled debut EP.
Growing up with an insatiable curiosity for the soul and blues greats, he quickly established himself as an unmistakable burgeoning talent within London’s underground live circuit.
Nikki’s Wives Release New Video
Nikki’s Wives’ seductive performances have lead to shows with multi-platinum artists like Macy Gracy and CeeLo Green, establishing them as in-demand creatives who freely bend genre barriers. The group’s most recent songwriting collaboration, “Show Me”, was hand-selected by Tiësto for release on his record label, garnering over 8,000,000 streams on Spotify and YouTube. On top of that, the band is currently on the High School Nation tour alongside Drake Bell.
J. Bernardt Shares Video For “The Other Man”
Director Tobi Jonson says of the clip: “From society’s point of view the greatest tricks are the ones involving a disappearance. It gives the thrill of losing control, of dissolving the boundaries that you know. Losing your boundaries makes you a madman. So watching the greatest disappearing act all together makes you all feel like one big uniformed madman. Especially if fire is used.”
Legendary vocalist Johnny Mathis releases his new album, Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook today September 29. The album features 11 inspired Mathis interpretations of prevailing current songs that comprise the modern great American songbook, all imbued with the iconic vocalist’s indelible touch.
“Superhuman,” the latest song to be released from British musician Tom Forest’s forthcoming debut album Hope, is premiering via MXDWN. Of the song MXDWN hails, “The new single has a stripped down production, with a simple drum arrangement guiding Forest’s gentle vocals and delicate piano arrangements. While the lyrics of ‘Superhuman’ are rather sad, the message that you can overcome your own person struggle provides a sense of hope to the listener. The impassioned singing reassures the song’s subject that ‘you are superhuman,’ an uplifting message that is bolstered by the sincerity of the songwriter.”
American Idol winner and Platinum recording artist Taylor Hicks released his new single “Six Strings and Diamond Rings” today. The long-awaited single features an iconic collaboration with Grammy-nominated Robert Randolph and is the first from Hicks’ forthcoming album set to release in early 2018 and recorded in Nashville at Zac Brown’s iconic Southern Ground Studio.
“They say an artist has to live and breathe the art they make. It also has to be relatable to the people that are listening and to the lives they lead on a daily basis. No matter what someone may be experiencing in life, I think music has the power to let us know that we are not alone in the emotions we’re feeling and the things we are going through. “Six Strings and Diamond Rings” embodies this for me, and I hope listeners can take the same ideas away from this song,” Hicks says of his new single.
MOLLY KATE KESTNER UNVEILS “FOOTPRINTS”
APG/Atlantic singer-songwriter Molly Kate Kestner today released “Footprints,” a song she dedicated to her little brother. Kestner also released a companion video to the song, featuring old family videos and recent footage of Kestner returning to her hometown of Austin, MN.
TETRARCH have spent the last several months proving their unmatched star power with the release of several top-notch anthems and touring with notable bands such as DevilDriver, 36 Crazyfists, Cane Kill and Uncured. Today marks the highest peak of their year – the release of their brand new full-length album, Freak. Take a listen to the album, streaming in its entirety now via Guitar World.
The album which was produced and engineered by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo in Portland, ME musically picks-up where the band left off with their self-produced sophomore EP Hierophantasm. However with Wyman acting as both producer and engineer, the songs off The Venus Transit soar to stunning new heights, previously unachievable in the confines of the band’s home studio. The flawless fidelity matched by equally impressive performances by all five members, makes for a listening experience unlike anything that the band has produced to date. Singer Darrell Foster’s jaw dropping voice seems bound by neither range, power, or tone and brings to mind the limitless pipes of singers like Anthony Green of Circa Survive and Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta.
Jesse Kivel (Kisses, Mt. Si) shares “Dance Hall”
Today, Jesse Kivel (of Kisses & Mt. Si) shares a final single, “Dance Hall” before the release of his forthcoming EP Content. The record comes out via his own label New Feelings (US) & Rallye (Japan) on October 6. The single follows lead-track “LA Story” & “Endless Story”.
In celebration of Gorillaz’ sold out October 5th headline appearance at the Forum in Los Angeles, G Foot—the collection of clothing and accessories designed by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett—will be setting up a limited run L.A. pop-up store October 3rd and 4th at Freak City–L.A.’s underground music and fashion playground.
The G Foot L.A. pop-up store experience will allow fans exclusive access to clothing and accessories unavailable elsewhere—including a limited edition Gorillaz “Hollywood” T-shirt created exclusively for the L.A. location and available only as long as quantities last during the store’s two-day run.
Propagandhi ‘Victory Lap’ Out Now
Epitaph is pleased to announce the release of Propagandhi’s seventh album Victory Lap. Now available in stores everywhere, Victory Lap is the Canadian punk band’s first full-length since 2012’s Failed States.
In July, Propagandhi premiered Victory Lap’s title track and lead single to enthusiastic critical acclaim, with Noisey praising the band’s “unholy hybrid of 80s metal and 90s punk.” Meanwhile, Stereogum stated that “If there’s ever been a time that the world needs Propagandhi, it’s right now.”
Katie Herzig Releases New Music Video
Katie Herzig has unveiled her new music video for “Strangers,” the latest single from her upcoming album, Moment of Bliss. The video is now available to view at YouTube, and Moment of Bliss is expected out in early 2018.
“‘Strangers’ is one of the first songs I wrote for the new album. Over time I fell in love with the simplicity and chillness of this song and wanted it to be the first on my record. Lyrically it digs into that vague feeling of discontentment that can chase us around in life, even when we have every reason to be content. I think when I wrote this song I was finding my way through that heaviness, but what I loved most about the song is that it felt like it knew how to get to me the other side of it. It gave me comfort over and over again as I worked on it and listen to it now.”
“We had never been a band where we pretended that it’s 1965,” lead singer and songwriter Rod Walston said. “Loud rock and roll music has become less relevant because it’s just been on a loop,” he says. “If there was any rule on this record, it was, let’s be a part of music right now. I want to be part of living music in this moment.”
OneRepublic Release Video For ‘Rich Love’ Today
Directed by Isaac Rentz the video for “Rich Love” was shot overnight on the 4th Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles.
This year has seen new music from OneRepublic starting with the release of “No Vacancy” in April and more recently “Truth To Power” which was written and produced by Ryan Tedder and T Bone Burnett and featured in the Paramount Pictures and Participant Media’s Film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power.” OneRepublic recently wrapped up their North American headline tour.
Grammy© award-winning superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been announced as the first headliners for Country to Country 2018 and will be bringing their highly acclaimed and record setting Soul2Soul tour to this year’s event. The official C2C 2018 launch event will take place on Friday 6th October at London Bush Hall with BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris exclusively unveiling the line-up.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been dominating the music charts since the early ’90s. They began touring together in 1996 on McGraw’s Spontaneous Combustion tour. In 2000 they created the Soul2Soul franchise with their record-breaking “Soul2Soul” tour, becoming that year’s top grossing and most successful U.S. tour. Their success continued in 2006-2007 when “Soul2Soul II” returned to the road, which was the most attended tour of the year in any musical genre and remains the highest grossing multi-year North American tour in country music history.
Speeding out of Southside ATL leaning out the side of white Porsche Carrera, its Danger Incorporated AKA 21 YO Louie Duffelbags and 20 YO Boothlord.’
This dynamic-duo have signed with the city’s coolest label/crew of art ‘weirdos’ Awful Records (home of sui-generis creative the Darkwave Duchess ABRA, gang mastermind Father, super-producer Ethereal and more). They’ve known each other for a minute having gone to the same elementary, middle school and high school.
The Naked And Famous Unveil ‘A Still Heart’
With three albums under their belt, a US platinum single for “Young Blood” and a wildly successful tour with Blink 182, New Zealand’s The Naked And Famous have unveiled their latest offering for 2017, “A Still Heart”, an acoustic medley of “A Stillness” and “Hearts Like Ours” from their 2013 release “In Rolling Waves” . Taken from their upcoming “Stripped” LP, the band explores their singles from an acoustic perspective breathing new life into their euphoric hits.
“Rooftop” is a vigorous neo-soul track and Nico’s first solo venture. The organic yet urban production paired with Nico’s powerful voice results in a catchy, unique sound which is truly his own.
Maty Noyes releases psychedelic lyric video for an end of summer pop anthem and brand new single “Say It To My Face” [Lava / Republic Records]. The song is already being buzzed about as one to watch by The New York Times, V Magazine, Flaunt, Idolator, and more!
PRIMUS Release New Album ‘The Desaturating Seven’ Today
San Francisco rock legends Primus are pleased to release The Desaturating Seven, their first original studio album in six years, today via ATO Records. Described as “an ever-mutating epic filled with marching rhythms, jarring tempo shifts and a prog-funk groove (cleverly set in 7/8) that recalls early Eighties King Crimson”by Rolling Stone, listen to lead single “The Seven” HERE.
Their REALM imprint, designed to act as a platform for their more club focused tracks and underground sounds, marks an exciting chapter in Gorgon City’s highly successful career so far, with Kye and Matt stating:
Sj releases the beautiful ‘Reflection’ & music video
First introducing himself to Enhanced alongside Tritonal in one of the label-heads’ stand-out recent releases, ‘Hung Up’ & bringing the sensual sounds of LEVV to Enhanced in ‘Collateral Damage’ (a project Sj partners with Audrey Assad), the supremely talented Sj has been steadily introducing himself to the Enhanced loyal over the past year. Returning with his first full Original, Sj’s mesmerising sound impresses once again in ‘Reflection’.
16YROLD AND KILLY TEAM UP FOR “NO ROMANCE”
This compact and chaotic banger pairs 16YROLD’s maniacally melodic musical vision with KILLY’s warped and warbling raps. The two rising stars figure prominently in the visual, causing trouble on Rodeo Drive and wilding out inside of a claustrophobic space.
SIFTING new full-length album ‘Not From Here’ Out Now
After the successful launch of three singles and two critically-acclaimed music videos, Los Angeles’ Sifting see the global release of their full length album Not From Here today! The album was produced by Ryan Williams (Velvet Revolver, Rage Against the Machine), and Steve Evetts (Senses Fail, Suicide Silence), and has been steadily receiving rave reviews from press and fans alike.
17 year old U.K. based artist Harlee, the newest signing to Steve Madden’s 5Towns Records, who released her debut single “Holding On” today.
Stream new HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES EP in full!
Indio, CA’s heavy rock veterans HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES are streaming their brand new EP “Twisted” in full on New Noise Magazine. The record comes out October 6th on Heavy Psych Sounds.
BIG K.R.I.T. RELEASES SELF-TITLED NEW VIDEO TRAILER
In conjunction with today’s release of “Confetti,” the first released record from hip-hop MC BIG K.R.I.T. in over a year, comes a brand new self-titled extended trailer that offers a brief snippet of unreleased music. The “BIG K.R.I.T.” trailer, directed by Motion Family, opens up with K.R.I.T. in the middle of the woods committing a murder. While removing the dead body from the home, a self-purging narrative continues to build with glimpses into what may seem like the burial of one’s former self.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Nothing But The Night” video
The track appears on Shepherd’s critically acclaimed new album Lay It On Down, out now on Concord Records. Shepherd is currently on tour, playing New Orleans’ Orpheum Theatre tonight, with upcoming dates including a 10/14 Chicago area show with Buddy Guy and a 10/15 taping for NPR’s “Mountain Stage” in Athens, OH.
Punk News has premiered the new single from Small Leaks Sink Ships entitled “Dear John Connor”. It is the third single off their forthcoming LP ‘Golden Calf’, out 10/13 via Lefse Records. When talking about the track vocalist Judd Hancock says, “Dear John Connor meaning Dear John Connor is about mankind’s integration with technology and how it seems to have made us more disconnected from each other than ever. The song tends to go back and forth between the personal struggle of how we fit into society, what it means to be human and the questioning of reality altogether. We named the song, Dear John Connor because it felt suiting for the title to pose as a letter to a boy in a fictional world, who’s only real friend is a machine.”
Alex Aiono Releases Video For “Does It Feel Like Falling”
A 21-year-old singer/songwriter who plays a half-dozen instruments, L.A.-based artist Alex Aiono amassed a following of millions creating his own “flipped” versions of popular songs, including his cleverly arranged mashup of Drake’s “One Dance” and Nicky Jam’s “Hasta el Amanecer” which has gone on to exceed more than 58 million views.
Today, Seattle’s rock four-piece Versing release their new LP Nirvana, out now on Help Yourself & Decency Den Records. Check out the latest video, self-directed & shot by the band for “Call Me Out” + lead-single “Radio Kinski”.
Nirvana was recorded in April 2016 at Electrokitty Studios in Seattle with José Rohena Díaz (Chastity Belt, Tacocat) at the board. Versing continues barnstorming the Puget Sound, and plans an upcoming tour with The Courtneys in October 2017.
“An ambitious project, the likes of which I think we can safely say we’ve never seen before: A Marvel Comics-backed hybrid graphic novel/sci-fi/rock opera… it’s pretty wild, fun, stuff.” -Vice Motherboard
This week Vice Motherboard features an exclusive peek into Starset and Marvel’s ‘The PROX Transmissions’ comic as well as an audio soundtrack here.
Ryman Hospitality Properties partnered with country superstar Blake Shelton in a press conference this afternoon to kick off the grand opening of Ole Red Tishomingo, a restaurant, bar and live music venue inspired by Opry member Blake Shelton’s hit song “Ol’ Red.” With funds raised from a private performance set for this evening at the venue, Shelton presented $32,000 to Carl Atteberry of J.C. Reaching Out, which provides financial assistance to family members of people battling cancer.
When asked, “What about the Oklahoma experience do you want people to have when they come here,” Shelton responded, “I think the most important thing for me – outside of just doing something for this particular community – was for people to get a feeling of warmth here. That’s one of the most important things about Oklahoma, the people here are good people.”
DAVID GUETTA & JUSTIN BIEBER’S “2U” GETS MESMERIZING VIDEO TREATMENT
After spending the summer at the top of charts around the world, David Guetta and Justin Bieber’s long-awaited collaboration “2U” finally gets the video treatment via an incredible official music video.
The punchy and melodic power-pop of BIG MOTHER GIG is back with the release of “Nametag (Singe Mix)” which is accompanied by both a video and an acoustic version.
NYC-based VHS Collection shares the Viceroy remix of their single “Fire” via Earmilk. “We all have a devil on one shoulder and “Fire” is dedicated to him,” the band explains, “We are super excited to share our friend Viceroy’s 80s influenced, summer-vibes remix of our latest single. We’ve been driving around with the windows down, blasting this funky remix for the last few days and hope you all enjoy doing the same.” Stay tuned for details on VHS Collection’s debut LP, due out later this year.
Today, British soul legend Seal releases new song “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” from upcoming album Standards available November 10 via Republic Records. An artist who’s been at the top of his game throughout his 30-year career, Seal’s 10th studio album breathes life into iconic hits, paying tribute to legends including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. Listen to “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” HERE.
THE SIMPKIN PROJECT ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM
Orange county’s Simpkin Project are proud to announce the release date for their upcoming album Beam of Light. The six-piece band will release their fourth studio album on September 29, 2017 on VP Records’ Dub Rockers imprint.
Amanda Palmer has unveiled a new song recorded earlier this week to support immediate relief efforts following the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. “Small Hands, Small Heart” is available now for $1 or more via Palmer’s official Bandcamp.
New Video: Diamond Platinumz & Morgan Heritage
Award winning East African superstar, Diamond Platnumz, releases his brand new hit HALLELUJAH featuring the legendary reggae band Morgan Heritage.
The collaboration was brought to life after the artists headlined the first edition of Fiesta in Rwanda recently. The video shows Diamond’s creative footwork before transporting us to the dance floor, where he’s joined by Grammy Award winning band, Morgan Heritage.
Country music singer, songwriter, co-host of nationally-syndicated show, “Pickler & Ben Show,” and star of CMT’s “I Love Kellie Pickler” continues her streak of new milestones with her most personal release yet, “If It Wasn’t For A Woman.” Pickler co-wrote with her husband Kyle Jacobs and songwriter Brian Bunn. The song was inspired by and written in tribute to Pickler’s late grandmother, Faye Pickler, the woman who raised her and continues to serve as one of the most important inspirations in Pickler’s life. Pickler notably debuted the song with Jacobs accompanying her on piano during a performance at this year’s CMA Music Festival. The song is available now for download and streaming and currently climbing the iTunes Country chart.
OLIVIA O’BRIEN RELEASES “RIP (STEVE REECE REMIX)”
Island Records Cali-based singer and songwriter Olivia O’Brien, familiar to hundreds of millions around the world via her RIAA triple-platinum self-composed smash collaboration with gnash, “i hate u i love u,” releases the “RIP (Steve Reece Remix)” today, as she gears up for her first major U.S. tour, opening for L.A.-based Island Records duo Jack & Jack. The 7-week, 20-city tour opens October 23rd at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, and wraps up December 10th with a homecoming gig in Los Angeles at the Fonda Theatre. (Please see complete tour dates below.)
In a new essay at Talkhouse, director Sabaah Folayan discusses her complex feelings around the success she’s experienced with her debut documentary, Whose Streets, which recently premiered at Sundance. The film focuses on the protests in Ferguson, MO following the police shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown.
Bulgarian-born and New York based artist, Tania Stavreva, was born into a musical family and began piano studies at the age of four. She was trained in old school music traditions giving her a strong foundation. She grew up listening mainly to Oistrakh, Richter, Horowitz, Gilels, Heifetz, Rubinstein, Weissenberg, Karajan, Mravinsky, Callas, etc. She also listened to The Beatles, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, etc., discovering in the USA that jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and experimental styles influenced her contemporary classical style.
Pat Benatar Premieres ‘Dancing Through the Wreckage’ Video
Pat Benatar has released a new video for “Dancing Through The Wreckage”, which will appear on the soundtrack for Served Like A Girl, a documentary directed by Lysa Heslov focusing on female military veterans competing in the Ms. Veteran America contest to raise awareness for homeless female veterans in America. The video is directed by Kii Arens and the song was written by Linda Perry, Neil Giraldo and Benatar. Presenting the video is We Are Hear, an artist empowerment record label, publishing, and management company founded by Perry and Kerry Brown.
“i wrote this song after watching an news piece about a jewish real estate agent in montana. she had been attacked by online trolls and was uprooted from her community just because of her religious choice. it was horrifying and heartbreaking to watch. it made me fear for my jewish family and friends. the lyrics of this song are decidedly vitriolic against anyone who thinks they have the privilege to hate for no reason, namely our current president and his followers. keeping a secret about your identity is now a powerful and useful tool against those who want to bring you down.
after recording, i was thinking the song needed some guitar. sadie dupuis from speedy ortiz is a guitar god and one of my favorite musicians so i reached out. she graciously added a jaw dropping guitar solo. all proceeds of the single will be donated to beyond the bars.” -Eric Slick
DJ/PRODUCER ROBIN SCHULZ RELEASES THIRD STUDIO ALBUM “UNCOVERED”
Today, Grammy-nominated German DJ Robin Schulz releases his 18-track, third studio album – Uncovered – on Big Beat Records. Inspired by months of shooting his documentary film, “Robin Schulz – The Movie,” the acclaimed German hitmaker now invites fans to a new chapter of his groundbreaking work.
Indie-pop artist Ryan Egan has premiered “Tongue of Yours” exclusively with LADYGUNN. The emerging artist/producer/multi-instrumentalist has been making moves across NYC’s music scene, including a recent appearance at Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival, and is set to release his sophomore EP, Fever & Bloom, on December 1ST.
The songs of Haunted Summer are dreamy and hypnotic, rich with orchestral strings and sultry electronic textures. With their previous EP, Something in the Water, the group crafted a captivating, ethereal musical journey through a nostalgic world of young love and long-forgotten memories.
Less than two weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island, Puerto Rico experienced the worst natural disaster in nearly a century. Making direct hit, Hurricane Maria’s impact was far more devastating and was recorded as the fifth-strongest storm ever on U.S. soil, according to NASA. Urgent help is needed, as nearly all of the residents are left at risk in need of assistance recovering.
This news hits close to home because our dance crew’s founder, Donnie Estopinal, personally has family in Puerto Rico. Please join Disco Donnie Presents to support local relief efforts in New York and Florida along with our partners at HTG Events and Sunset Events. Help our Caribbean neighbors by donating supplies to trusted organizations that will ensure proper distribution.
K. Sparks music video for his song entitled ‘Make America Fake Again’
K. Sparks releases the music video for his song entitled ‘Make America Fake Again’. “The song discusses the various racial and political dynamics within our society in these present times”. The album took two years to complete due to containing live instrumentation from various musicians from several locations. Fusions of Jazz, Neo Soul & Hip-Hop can all be traced within various layers of the project. Urban Couture will be released on October 15, 2017, and is now available for pre order. Vinyl available soon via Millennium Jazz Music.