EUROPE: “Walk The Earth” video
EUROPE—Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Levén (bass), Ian Haugland (drums)—just released the video for the title track from their forthcoming eleventh studio album, WALK THE EARTH, which is due out October 20 on Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music). The album was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton).
Here’s the link to the video which can be seen on the band’s official YouTube page. If you’d like to post the video on your site, feel free and let me know so I can share a link with the band’s team and fans.
After a sold-out first week of MELODRAMA WORLD TOUR dates in the UK, it was announced today that rap duo RUN THE JEWELS will join the tour’s much-awaited North American leg as direct support for LORDE. The news arrives just after a hugely-successful launch last week, when Lorde played to sold-out crowds across the UK, including an audience of over 10,000 fans at London’s Alexandra Palace. Described by The Guardian as, “the sort of gig whose gaps are filled with screamed adulation,” and hailed as, “entrancing from first to last,” by the Manchester Evening News, Lorde’s Melodrama World Tour has already garnered overwhelming praise from critics, with Birmingham Mail declaring it, “a show that feels like a genuine privilege,” and The Independent crowning the performance simply as, “a perfect live show.”
Single: Kim – “Remnants”
An Orlando rapper with silky smooth vocals and nimble flows, Kim is one of the best under-the-radar artists in the rap-n-b game. Probing deep within his psyche, Kim reveals his vulnerability on “Remnants,” his latest single. Alternately spitting and rapping over the atmospheric instrumental from “FEEL.,” a highlight from Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. album, Kim shows off detailed bars as he opens up about his life on the Mass Appeal-premiered track, including about his fraught relationship with his dad, who committed suicide: “Should I take a bullet and just off myself/Mark my words I won’t miss my mark/Like father, like son, I’ve been thinking like a martyr/and how I could become one, thoughts in the dungeon.” Best known for his collaborations with Houston legend Trae Tha Truth, Kim shares his collaborator’s passion for social change, as he provides his take on the violence in Charlottesville toward the end of his freestyle. An affecting and addictive follow-up to Seeking Forever, Kim’s latest project, “Remnants” is available to stream on SoundCloud.
Born in San Francisco, Rebecca Mimiaga studied music at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. The Summer before, she took an internship at a Chelsea recording studio and moved into a small room in the East Village. With few friends and only a handful of music venues she was allowed in, Rebecca walked around Manhattan and wrote lyrics. Building a diary in songs, she explored emotions with two voices: one introspective/acoustic; one electric/outward-looking. She continued to perform both styles in an ever-widening range of NYC bars and coffeehouses.
L Vis 1990 announces new mixtape, ’12 Thousand Nights’
Since the turn of the decade, L-Vis 1990 has been a key figure in the underground as a DJ, producer and co- founder of the heavily influential Night Slugs label. Now, he melds his skills as a producer and A&R for vocalists, crafting the 11-track “12 Thousand Nights” mixtape to represent his progressive vision of hip-hop, r&b, dancehall and pop music. The title 12 Thousand Nights is not just a play on “One Thousand and One Nights,” but a nod to the producer’s age; in many ways, the mixtape is the culmination of his life and career in music to this point.
Strawberry Runners’ debut EP, In The Garden, In The Night, is out October 20th on Salinas Records!
Yesterday, Stereogum premiered the band’s beautiful, self-directed video for “Dog Days.” According to the band’s leader, Emi Night, it’s “a song about the strength we’re forced to gather when reality comes crashing down such as in the case of the sudden loss of a loved one, losing one’s home, or waking up to a harsh reality that’s laid dormant or unacknowledged for a long time, breaking the illusion of simplicity or stability in an otherwise quiet life.”
Ella Grace Shares Atmospheric Offering ‘Here We Are Again’
Indie folk artist Ella Grace has announced the release of her brand new single Here We Are Again, telling of a love lost to depression and the journey onward from that space.
Using music to sooth and heal, Ella writes as if the future of this lost love were the present. A story of love in her twenties and the attempt to cope with mental health struggles, heartache, and personal growth at such a young age.
Discussing the inspiration for her music, Ella states: “I think sometimes we have to let go of love, and not always because the love is lost, sometimes it’s because the people in it have lost themselves”.
New Music Video Release: Kadia Rush – ‘Kaya’
Kadia Rush has released her latest single / visual, “Kaya.” The song in itself was inspired by both Drake and Bob Marley. Marley represents my childhood and what I grew up listening to and Drake is influential not only to myself but to many others as well. The video is basically my way of paying homage to those who have spark something inside of me to create and keep creating. The collage behind me in certain scenes is something that I personally worked on in order to show my appreciation to those individuals. Thank you for watching and I hope you all enjoy.
After a flurry of praise for their self-titled debut album, the hotly-tipped INHEAVEN have compiled a montage of coming-of-age movie classics to accompany their latest track ‘Stupid Things’. It’s a feast of romance, road trips and recklessness – big moments from the first flush of youth – spanning classic movie moments from films as diverse as ‘Pretty in Pink’, ‘The Graduate’, ‘Badlands’ and ‘Singles’.
G-Worthy (G Perico, Jay Worthy, & Cardo) release new video
LA supergroup G-Worthy (comprised of G Perico, Jay Worthy of LNDN DRGS, and Cardo) have released a new video for “Ain’t Trippin,” the second single from their self titled debut, out now via Fool’s Gold. The trio put their own spin on classic g’d up west coast visuals: girls, guap and low-riders hitting switches.
Mister Heavenly — the trio of Ryan Kattner (Man Man), Nicholas Thorburn (Islands, The Unicorns) and Joe Plummer (Cold War Kids, Modest Mouse, The Shins) — are proud to share a full stream of their stellar sophomore album Boxing The Moonlight, out this Friday, October 6, 2017 via Polyvinyl Record Co. Boxing The Moonlight is available to stream on their website HERE, and album pre-orders are available HERE. The band will be touring the U.S. starting on October 20 at The Casbah in San Diego, CA.
ODETTE AND ANATOLE PAIR UP ON ‘WATCH ME READ YOU’
Odette is a 19-year-old singer songwriter hailing from Sydneys inner west. She signed to EMI Music Australia at just 17, and has spent the last two years crafting her debut album. The first taste came in the form of incredible lead single, Watch Me Read You, complete with a Josh Harris (Middle Kids, Gang Of Youths) directed video.
Boston Ballet’s 2017–2018 season opens with Obsidian Tear, featuring the North American premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Obsidian Tear, a co-production with The Royal Ballet of London, and a world premiere by Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo. The program includes music by two acclaimed Finnish composers, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jean Sibelius, and will open with an orchestral performance of Sibelius’ tone poem masterpiece Finlandia. Daniel Stewart, music director of the Santa Cruz Symphony, was hand-selected by Salonen to serve as guest conductor. Obsidian Tear runs Nov 3–12, 2017, at the Boston Opera House.
“When designing the program, I realized the composers were the most prominent Finnish composers, and it was the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence. What better way to honor great creativity and music?” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “I am excited to bring Wayne’s exhilarating work to Boston, particularly because the music is by one of my national heroes, Esa-Pekka Salonen. It’s a great honor to partner with The Royal Ballet on this exciting premiere—our first ever co-production for Boston Ballet and The Royal Ballet. I’m also pleased to present another world premiere by Jorma Elo set to Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony that’s sure to be a thrilling experience.”
A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE RELEASES “DROWNING” OFFICIAL VIDEO
On the heels of Friday’s heavily anticipated release of the debut album from Highbridge artist A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (High Bridge The Label /Atlantic Records), the 21 year old rapper today shares the official video for “Drowning” feat. Kodak Black. After spending 21 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and surpassing 300M streams worldwide, “Drowning” secured itself as one of the biggest viral hits of 2017. “Drowning” became A Boogie’s third single to reach the Billboard Hot 100, following his singles “Timeless”, which went RIAA Certified Gold and “My Sh*t”, which went on to become RIAA Certified Platinum. The video, directed by the RITE Brothers, features A Boogie rapping, singing and playing piano underwater and literally drowning in diamonds. Shooting the video was an incredible test of endurance and commitment, as seen in the behind the scenes footage to be released next week.
indie pop-rock songwriter Matthew Schwartz, also known as Pacifico, has released his newest single, “Beautiful,” accompanied by a stunning lyric video that premiered exclusively with AXS.com today. “Beautiful” is off of Pacifico’s newest album, Everest, which is set for release ahead of his national tour on October 20th, 2017 (dates below). An honest expression of Matthew’s raw self, Everest is a self-produced collection of twelve catchy indie-rock tracks, filled with themes of life, love, struggles, faith, and the emotions that make up everyone in one way or another. “Beautiful” is a song about the euphoric, yet tired feeling you get after staying up all night doing what you love.
As announced a few weeks ago : only five months after the release of their last album ‘Tando Ashanti’, Danish Hardcore/Crust/PostBlackMetal terrors Hexis just officially released a brand new EP called ‘XII’ for 10′ vinyl & Digital through Division Records (Closet Disco Queen, Papertank, Process Of Guilt, Unfold…), Moment Of Collapse Records (Cranial, Heaven In Her Arms, Meraine, Red Apollo, etc,..), Crown & Throne Ltd (Primitive Man) et Truthseeker Music (Howl, Human Future, Yards…).
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.
Madeline North and Sam Kristofski have renewed their creative partnership to present the dynamic new video for So Below’s latest single “Ruin”, which premieres today via The 405.
“Raincoats represents a yearning for something more than life,” he explains. “We put on a facade to hide who we really are and what we really want in life, but we are all just humans biding our time.”
Onerpm recording artist Harper Grae will release her debut album, Break Your Crowns, on October 6th. Produced by Ethan Brewington and Josh Barker, the 10 song set was co-written by Grae and some of Nashville’s most talented new writers as well as legendary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Pat Alger. In addition to co-writing “Dear Daddy” with Alger, one of the album’s most personal tracks, Grae also covers one of his biggest songs, “The Thunder Rolls,” making her one of only a handful of female artists to cover the iconic Garth Brooks hit.
Grae’s debut marks the entry into country music of an artist whose music is a reflection of all she grew up listening to, from Patsy Cline and Reba to Johnny Cash. The music is at once familiar but fresh, with a true songwriter’s perspective that belies her young age. While each song stands on its own, woven together into the framework of a full album, the listener will note a definite overarching theme to Break Your Crowns.
Ali B Releases Newest Single “Strangers In Love”
From the subtle instrumental tones and vocal layering that truly bring out her undoubtedly stellar range as well as songwriting ability, “Strangers In Love” is a passionate ballad of longing and devotion. And with the accompanying music video set to be released in the coming weeks, it’s sure to bring a powerful visual component to the deeply inspired track.
New M-Dot & Buckwild video “Chrissy”
Every so often an artist creates something positive from a deeply negative situation and it turns out to be their seminal work, like Eminem’s “Stan” or Aesop Rock’s “No Regrets.” Boston lyricist, M-Dot is no exception as he puts his creativity into overdrive with his latest visual “Chrissy” taken from his studio debut “Ego & The The Enemy” [Out Now]. M-Dot narrates a comprehensive memoir about a troubled young girl named ‘Chrissy’ who’s life falls into endless turmoil after her failed attempts at fame and fortune. The song highlights the girl going from being loved ubiquitously, to being completely overwhelmed by her own personal demons unable to cope with everyday reality, spiraling into a world of prostitution and drug/alcohol addiction. Sparing the audience of typical ‘Hollywood Endings’ the story ends with a dark, hair-raising dose of realism… Produced by the legend, Buckwild [Biggie, Big L, Jay-Z, Nas] who crafted a nebulous sound that compliments this narrative with accurate precision.
Chicago-based post-instrumental group ZAIUS are gearing up for the release of their debut LP, Of Adoration, out this coming Friday, October 6, 2017 via Prosthetic Records. The band is gracing fans with a special gift today – an early stream of the entire new album two days in advance! Listen to the entire new album now via Metal Injection.
DISCOGS SURPASSES 9 MILLION RELEASE LANDMARK
Discogs surpasses another substantial milestone in the continuing mission of preserving the most comprehensive music database in the World. With over 9 Million releases cataloged by over 375,000 contributors, the Discogs Database averaged over 113,000 monthly submissions since overtaking the 8 Million release landmark in the first week of 2017. The growth of over 1 Million release submissions was climactically highlighted by nearly 120,000 submissions in September during Discogs’ annual S.P.IN campaign.
DAFINA PREMIERES “TOLD YA” MUSIC VIDEO
Today, rising pop/R&B artist Dafina releases the long awaited music video for her new single “Told Ya” exclusively with V Magazine. Watch here. Dafina unveils the sepia filtered visuals for the buzzing track highlighting the rawness and authenticity of the New York City streets.
On last night’s “Later… with Jools Holland,” Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives honored Tom Petty by ending their performance with a rendition of Petty’s “Running Down A Dream,” adding, “we love you Tom Petty and all the Heartbreakers.” We wanted to share this sweet tribute with you and you can watch it here.
Grammy Award-winning artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley releases his ‘Stony Hill to Addis’ documentary TODAY via NPR. Previously released exclusively to Tidal members the documentary (directed by B+ of Mochilla), which follows Jr. Gong around his first time ever touring Africa, can be viewed in full HERE.
Within the documentary, Damian talks about the importance of touring throughout the continent and what it’s like coming back 10 years later. We also hear from the locals about the significance of Damian’s music, Dinka Basuki of Kenya notes that although there is a lot of conflict between the many tribes, everyone will put their differences aside and dance to a Damian track.
Ten years ago, Blu and Exile released Below The Heavens, a contemplative, confident, and wistful masterpiece beloved by critics and embraced by the West Coast underground as an instant classic. On October 20th, Blu and Exile will release In The Beginning: Before The Heavens, a follow-up and companion piece to the classic record, via Dirty Science/Fat Beats. Comprised of unreleased tracks from the original Below The Heavens sessions, In The Beginning: Before The Heavens features appearances from Aloe Blacc, Co$$, Donel Smokes, Blame One, and more. Today, Blu and Exile are gearing fans up for the release with new single “Back To Basic’s.”
Ottawa’s Bonnie Doon wants you to enjoy their first full-length release Dooner Nooner as much as they enjoy sharing a poutine and chocolate shake 4 ways. The sludgy surf rock tunes captured on wax for the first time were inspired by actual events, such as the struggle of making it to brunch for noon and how it feels to brave a waterslide in a bikini. The album was recorded in the basement of Shoe Horn Audio and was largely fuelled by free coffee from the local McDix.
PICTURE THIS RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DREAM” TODAY
Today, Irish band PICTURE THIS release the music video for “Dream” directed and produced by the band and featured on their self-titled full-length debut album, Picture This [Republic Records].
Recently the band made their U.S. television debut performing their international hit “Take My Hand” on NBC’s The Today Show, watch HERE. After the performance their debut album shot up the iTunes Alternative Album Chart into the Top 5! The self-titled debut was produced alongside GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Jacquire King [Kings of Leon, Of Monsters & Men].
The Outfit Releases Lead Single “Soldier Boy”
From the streets of Chicago, something is brewing. Chicago veteran musicians, brothers Mark and Matt Nawara, and Mike Gorman, along with Phoenix, Arizona’s, Andy Mitchell have formed The Outfit.
The Outfit brings you straight up rock and roll, with catchy hooks and an aggressive sound. The Nawara brothers played the Chicago club scene for years, along with writing and recording original music. Mike Gorman comes from two legendary Chicago bands, Pezband and Off Broadway. Rounding out the lineup is singer/songwriter and guitarist Andy Mitchell, whose past bands included Dish, Verona and 9 Volt.
JD McPherson’s ‘Undivided Heart & Soul’ Streaming In Full At Garden & Gun
JD McPherson is set to return with Undivided Heart & Soul this Friday October 6th, 2017. The 11-song set was produced by McPherson and Dan Molad (Lucius, Here We Go Magic), and was recorded at the Historic RCA Studio B in Nashville, TN, which celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year. Undivided Heart & Soul is McPherson’s first studio album in nearly three years and follows his critically acclaimed Let The Good Times Roll (2015). The new, soul-baring album is a snapshot of his creative process bringing the record to life, a journey filled with fear and change, then boldness, and, eventually catharsis.
Shiftee – ‘& Beyond’
Comprising the best moments from his & Beyond series, Shiftee concludes it all with the visual album, streaming now on YouTube.
Showcasing superior turntablist skills, Shiftee explores the themes of each of his & Beyond EPs, which dissected the past, present, and future interplay of electronic and hip-hop, a live and intimate look at how our favorite music informs our own tastes and vice versa. When stripped down to routines that combine turntablism and live instrumentation with keyboards and drum machines, Shiftee’s re-interpretation of his own music showcases a personalized look at his tastes. Myriad gorgeous settings, tongue-in-cheek humor, and flawless performance ability combine for nine-minute thrill ride that truly takes you beyond.
Doe Paoro Reimagines “Blind”
Previously an uptempo dance track, Paoro’s reimagining of the song features her soulful voice accompanied by moving piano and some tasteful horns in a deeply reflective and emotional work.
Sneakers’ “Come Around Sundown”
Sneakers is a soul-filled collaborative community of musicians and artists from the streets of Auckland, New Zealand. The community is lead by Nick Raven and Chris Dent, who have been writing and recording in living rooms, basements and bedrooms since 2014. As the crew expanded the music took on new shapes. Sean Patterson, Matt Bizzle, Hannah Rolfe, and Dean Rodrigues make up a rich palette of sonic and visual wonder to draw from. Chris and Nick work closely together, with Nick taking a producer’s approach and Chris using a hands-on singer/songwriter approach.
Alessandro Cortini Shares New Track “Iniziare”
Following the recent announcement of his sixth solo LP, AVANTI, that is due for release on October 6th via Point of Departure, today Alessandro Cortini (NIN, How To Destroy Angels) is pleased to share the third cut from the album titled “Iniziare”.
In advance of its Friday release day, Denver nihilists PRIMITIVE MAN have shared a full stream of their Caustic full-length via Noisey.