San Francisco’s heavy rock freaks TURN ME ON DEAD MAN are now streaming their supersonic, comet-spangled fifth album “Heavymetal Mothership” via The Obelisk, officially coming out October 13th on Heavy Psych Sounds.
Gothenburg, Sweden-based TREPANERINGSRITUALEN has just unveiled its latest album, Kainskult, a harrowing venture into ritualistic/death industrial madness which is now streaming in its demoralizing entirety.
Bok Nero Drops “Mr. Ross” Featuring Jahlil Beats
Philadelphia rap phenoms Bok Nero and producer Jahlil Beats live a life of excess on “Mr. Ross.” Nero’s rhymes break down the rags to riches come up over a riding Jahlil Beats production. The powerhouse hip-hop duo shook the industry last year with their acclaimed debut EP Lorde of Legions and are back at it with another dynamic collaboration.
Family Friendly Acoustic Rap Artist SaulPaul releases uplifting new children’s Album
Equipped with a classical acoustic guitar, loop pedal, a mind full of bars, and a heart full of love, Austin-based Acoustic Hip-Hop songwriter SaulPaul has released his first children’s hip-hop album, We Dream in 3D. Ever since merging his interest in freestyling with songwriting, SaulPaul has developed a distinctive sound that has taken him to such places as America’s Got Talent, TEDx, the BET Music Matters Showcase, and SXSW as a featured performer. A self-proclaimed “musician with a message,” We Dream In 3D conveys SaulPaul’s message to empower children to believe in themselves and achieve their dreams, no matter how big. The album was just released on 9/26/17, and is available on Bandcamp as well as iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
Wide Open Country To Premiere Dailey & Vincent’s “Unsung Heroes”
“It’s easy to look at these events and lose hope,” said Jamie Dailey, who co-wrote the song with fellow Grand Ole Opry Stars Bill Anderson and Jimmy Fortune of The Statler Brothers. “But in the midst of the horror, strangers began reaching out to one another to help. In areas hit hard by hurricanes, volunteers came in droves to help the cleanup and the rebuilding of lives. In Las Vegas, during the shooting, there are countless stories of strangers risking their own lives to save others. Some people stood in line for 3 — 4 hours to donate blood. These people did this with no thought except helping one another. They didn’t even expect a thank you. These are our everyday angels. They are unsung heroes.”
Today ,the first Spooky Cool track, the electrifying “Strange Rooms” premiered via Impose’s Week in Pop with a brief interview with the band. Impose says of the track, ” Diving head first into a curious case of cross-wire affections gone awry, Spooky Cool keeps their collective cool while maintaining honesty & innocence in between a blistering blast-field of fuzz guitar that forwards the group’s harmonies & wild blaze of electric chord-choruses that comprise the song’s own atmospheric ecosystem.”
Nashville-based hip-hop recording artist, Brian Thompson, better known by his stage name, Stealing Oceans, is set to release a new single, “Blueprint,” on October 13th. The track is the first release off Stealing Oceans’ forthcoming EP, Let The Kids Play, which will be available in early 2018.
“Blueprint” is about the journey and the internal struggle one goes through to be happy and fulfilled. “It’s about conditioning your mind to be grateful every day you wake up. It is common for people to think they need to be doing something else in order to seek the happiness they are striving for, but when you stop and look around, you realize that you’re in the moment, alive and breathing and that’s something to be grateful for,” Thompson commented.
New Towkio track
Towkio just dropped “Swim”, the most ambitious track of his career that features strings, choirs, and rapping. The song is indicative of what’s to come on his upcoming American Recordings/Republic Records project. The lyric video was shot by Towkio with his friends in a reflection within a wave pool in Chicago.
REVOLUTION SAINTS “Take You Down”
LIGHT IN THE DARK builds off the classic melodic rock style of the debut, but fans should prepare for a somehow even more inspired set and a few (pleasant) surprises. Inspiring, uplifting, emotionally powerful, and thoughtful, this album WILL be the soundtrack to many a moment in your life.
SAINT MOTEL GOES GOLD WITH “MY TYPE”
Elektra Records recording group Saint Motel’s breakout single “My Type” has officially been certified gold by the RIAA for sales equivalents exceeding 500,000. The title track of the band’s 2014 My Type EP proved a Top 10 Alternative radio and Top 5 Triple A smash here in the US, garnering nearly 80 million streams on Spotify. In addition, the “My Type” companion video – directed by Saint Motel frontman A/J Jackson – is approaching almost 20 million views at the band’s official YouTube channel.
Despite her last name, Anna St. Louis was born and raised in Kansas City. She grew up a painter and singing in punk bands, eventually leaving her hometown to attend art school in Philadelphia. After graduating she made the move to Los Angeles where she began teaching herself guitar, writing songs and recording them on her own in her bedroom. First Songs is the sound of someone discovering their talent in real time – a peak into the collage of a wonderful mind that is absorbing their new surroundings and using new tools to put them into the room. Listening to this collection you can feel the sun coming in through the window – Anna on the foot of the bed with a guitar on her knee, finding her voice. St. Louis wears her influences well – think Patsy Cline singing over John Fahey – but has a style all her own. And while you can take the artist out of the midwest, you can’t take the midwest out of the artist – so let this be known; this is Midwestern music ran through a California filter. I believe Anna will have many more releases in her lifetime, but let it all begin here – First Songs.
Stream New Dead Leaf Echo Single “Sunlessoul”
Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo will release its sophomore LP, Beyond.Desire, this Friday (10/13) via PaperCup Music. A dark, shimmering mix of shoegaze and layered guitar pop, it was recorded with legendary My Bloody Valentine engineer Guy Fixsen and Jorge Elbreht (Ariel Pink, No Joy.) The album has clear 4AD influences, but finds Dead Leaf Echo pushing boundaries and forging their own sound while still embracing their idols.
Today, Bergen, Norway based artist dePresno releases his much anticipated new EP ‘The Last Of The Romantics’. On this new collection of songs dePresno takes a new turn creatively, aiming to make the process as much fun as possible. The songs were written in London, where he’s been working with songwriters like Ian Dench (Beyonce & Shakira) and Alex Beitzke (James Arthur), before being completed in Bergen by Askjell Solstrand and Simen Hope.
It’s an anomaly to make a record created out of the pleasure and desire of simply making music together. A record with no commercial aspirational location. The new duo record from John Truscinski (drums, synths) and Steve Gunn (guitars), Bay Head, makes it look easy, carving out a space where none existed before with assurance, resonating beautiful along the way.
Brooklyn’s outlaw folk outfit Rust Dust has just released Diviners and Shivs – and it’s been named one of Paste Magazines Top 15 Albums. Read Paste’s Diviners & Shivs review here. Check out the quirky new video for “Strange Cake” directed by Jake DeNicola, it’s being premiered today by The Alternate Root Magazine.
Highly anticipated live action film Tokyo Ghoul is set for a limited engagement theatrical run in select theaters across the U.S. and Canada from October 16 – 22, 2017, in partnership with distributor Shochiku and Funimation Films. Based on the global hit manga horror series, the live action adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul includes all the gore and gripping fight scenes that have attracted fans to the series since it first debuted in 2011. Tickets for Tokyo Ghoul are currently available for pre-purchase on the official film website.
KRANE Releases QUIX Collaboration “Next World”
Marrying cinematic future bass with minimal trap, KRANE and QUIX transcend the barriers of time and space to launch their production into the “Next World.” By harnessing arpeggiated synths and two distinctively epic drops, the duo spawn an auditory exploration into a dystopian abyss. “Next World” follows the apocalyptic narrative prefaced by previous singles “Monarch” and “Nobody But You,” both from KRANE’s forthcoming debut album Fallout, out October 27 on Dim Mak.
Hakkasan Group has announced a Benefit Concert to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace. In response to the recent tragedy, the Las Vegas-based company will look to bring the industry together to raise funds for families and victims affected by this devastating event.
“We are all still feeling shock and sadness following last week’s attack, and of course the victims, their families and all of those impacted are at the forefront of our thoughts,” said Hakkasan Group CEO Nick McCabe. “With this event we hope that our company, partners and friends can not only give back to the community, but also show that we’re united, and stand together in the face of this tragedy.”
Falling Through April debut empowering new song and video, “Desperate Measures”
Charlotte, NC alt-rockers Falling Through April are premiering their dramatic new video for the song, “Desperate Measures.”
“‘Desperate Measures’ is a song about not letting someone else bring you down or control you,” says lead singer Mikaela Salazar, “that real ‘charmer’ that sneaks their way in and then you can’t get them out. It is an anthem for empowerment and just leaving those that try to drag you down behind.”