Five-time GRAMMY© nominee Hunter Hayes is again sharing new music with fans, this time with the help of Justin Timberlake-backed pop group The Shadowboxers. Co-written by Hayes, Sam Ellis and Blair Daly, “You Should Be Loved” is described by Rolling Stone as “part Fifties doo-wop, part Michael Bublé-inspired romanticism” and is available everywhere now.
“I am so thrilled for ‘You Should Be Loved’ to be the next song out,” said Hayes. “From the writing to the studio time to having The Shadowboxers on this song, it’s been such a pure process and labor of love for the lyric and musical side. I’m excited to have a little bit of the music I grew up around in Louisiana represented on this track and I’m so excited about having worked with my good buddy Sam Ellis on this. I hope you guys dig it!”
Post-grunge Aussie rockers, Grinspoon have announced their very own not-quite New Years bash, Best Night Ever!, set to shake up Nightquarter on the Gold Coast on December 30. The legendary Grinners will be joined by fellow rock royalty British India and local up and comers Eliza & The Delusionals and Voiid.
Off the back of their hugely successful and fully sold-out 31 date national tour to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of their debut album Guide To Better Living, Grinspoon just cannot get enough of the stage and are thrilled to announce one more show for the year.
Brooklyn, New York emcee SupaWave Osbourne presents the TrifeDrew-directed music video for “Feels Official”, Osbourne’s new single produced by DJ Corbett. Representing Brooklyn’s Bushwick and Flatbush sections, SupaWave has collaborated with Copywrite, and has shared the stage with the likes of MF DOOM, Sean Price and Machine Gun Kelly.
Fearless. The one word that kept popping up during the writing and recording of the debut material for RIVAH. Often finding herself far from home, the last two years have seen her following musical pursuits across the globe. Now she is ready to share her glistening debut single ‘Untame’, hot on the heels of her live debut in New York over the weekend.
SULO (Diamond Dogs, The Crunch) Release “Sulo’s Full English” Album
Swedish rocker SULO (Diamond Dogs, The Crunch) to release his new album “Sulo’s Full English” on October 27th, via Livewire/Cargo Records UK. The album contains 12 brand new tracks plus 7 bonus tracks. The extra tracks comes from the soundtrack that followed with the book “Keep yourself alive”, and it’s the first time they’ll be released outside of Scandinavia.
“Sorry for the young” is the first single, with special guest appearance from ex Quireboy ‘Guy Bailey’ and produced by Kevin Porée. Video was made by The Duke of Honk Henrik Widen.
Speak, Brother – “Lions Roar”
Boasting a powerful indie-folk-rock sound with subtle hymnal and gospel tones, their story-based anthems have drawn comparisons to the likes of Of Monsters and Men, Kodaline and Fleet foxes.
Having played shows and received airplay across the UK including BBC Radio 2, the Midlands outfit are releasing a 2nd single “LIONS ROAR” from their debut upcoming Album and will embark on their headline UK Tour in November. The eagerly anticipated Album “Young & Brave” is to be released in Spring 2018.
Today sees teen prodigy Dave return with enthralling new track ‘Question Time’ from his highly-anticipated sophomore EP ‘Game Over’, out this Nov 3rd. A perfect illustration of the social commentary and intelligent wordplay that Dave has become synonymous with since he burst onto the scene in early 2016, ‘Question Time’ finds the 19-year-old addressing social issues from NHS budget cuts to Grenfell Tower, the war in Syria and Brexit, with production from long-term collaborator Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Stormzy, Kano). The impactful visuals were directed by Nathan James Tettey & Dave, which you can watch HERE.
It is not by chance, that we read & hear such praise. “Lower Pink” achieved the creation of his own atmosphere on his new single “Young” – and he fills this atmosphere with voice, synths & spherical pads. On the climax, the song literally erupts over the listener, just to leave behind a barren silence and to disappear. Immediately, his warm voice finds time & space again.
“Young” is a listening experience and the video, which you can find attached to this, is painting a euphoric feeling through impressive pictures and an unagitated storyline – leaving behind an echo. The video has been shot in the Swiss alps transmits in images, what the music lets us feel: Distance and vicinity – for once unisono.
With Oct. 16 being World Food Day and restaurant prices rising, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best Foodie Cities in America.
To determine the best and cheapest local foodie scenes, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 24 key metrics. The data set ranges from affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita to craft breweries and wineries per capita.
Gene Watson continues to stay true to his traditional country style with the release of his new record with New Day Christian Distribution, My Gospel Roots, available December 8. At the recent R.O.P.E. Awards, Watson celebrated his win for the 2017 Entertainer of the Year, an honor he shared with one of his best friends in the music business, Jeannie Seely.
“New Day Christian has a storied legacy of distributing quality Christian products,” said Dottie Leonard Miller, President New Day Christian. “We’re excited to add Gene Watson to that list. Gene’s voice is synonymous with Country music, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with him as he returns to his ‘roots.’”
Canyon City Releases New Album “Constellation”
On October 6th, Nashville-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Paul Johnson released his second full-length studio album under the name Canyon City. The ten-track album, titled Constellation, mixes Johnson’s indie-folk roots with pop hooks and sparse, airy production.
Constellation arrives one year after Canyon City’s debut, Midnight Waves, a viral hit whose soft-spoken songwriting racked up an impressive Spotify audience. Now with Constellation, Canyon City’s Spotify audience has surpassed 1 million monthly listeners and his channel presently has over 24.6 million streams. Tracks from Constellation were recently added to major Spotify playlists including “Autumn Acoustic” and “Fresh Folk.” The streaming service also created “This Is: Canyon City,” a playlist specifically for the artist with his most popular tunes.
Manchester’s Makemake shares video for debut single ‘I’m The Form In The Way’
Manchester’s MAKEMAKE shares the video for debut single ‘I’m The Form In The Way’ released through Low Four Records. MAKEMAKE is the new solo project from avant-pop producer Brendan Williams (GoGo Penguin, Dutch Uncles, Kiran Leonard). Watch it here.
Latest Gobstopper signee rAHHH follows fellow newcomer Orlando into Mr. Mitch’s blossoming network of inspired new skool club producers with his debut EP, ‘Ones’.
Having already found favour with Ryan Hemsworth on OVO Radio, rAHHH also collaborated with Lorenzo BITW on ’27’ — a track released by Branko’s Enchufada label earlier this summer — but the bright and bubbly ‘Ones’ serves as his debut record proper.
The Harry Potter film series is one of the most successful cinematic franchises of all time and it continues to inspire a passionate and growing following around the world. One key that helped bring author J.K. Rowling’s books to life on the big screen was the evocative music created for the films by great composers like John Williams, Patrick Doyle and Nicholas Hooper.
This fall, Rhino will transport you to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World with a limited edition boxed set that features the soundtracks to the series’ first five films pressed on vinyl picture discs (10 LPs). HARRY POTTER: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKS I-V will be available on November 17.
Last night, Bruno Mars performed a special, never-before-seen acoustic version of his 6x Platinum single “That’s What I Like” on Charlie Rose. Mars also sat down with Rose for a rare in-depth interview. What’s more, Mars is set 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.
Boulevards to release new LP + Stream/share “Wear & Tear”
With two releases to his credit, including the acclaimed, Captured Tracks-released LP, Groove!, Jamil Rashad AKA Boulevards is ready to bring his latest vision of modern-funk to the masses. Hurtown, USA is on its way out December 8th, 2017 channeling forbears like Prince, Rick James, and Earth Wind & Fire with Rashad’s unique flair.
FIRST AID KIT SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE “IT’S A SHAME”
Swedish duo First Aid Kit shares the music video for their fantastic new single “It’s A Shame.” Directed by Mats Udd, “It’s A Shame” takes sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg through a Sliding Doors-like journey through the streets of Stockholm. Johanna’s world couldn’t be sunnier, while Klara’s is anything but, beautifully illustrating the bright yet desperately empty themes of the song.
Watch Suno Deko’s utterly gorgeous new video for “Altar”
Suno Deko is the alias of poet and experimental-pop musician David Courtright. It is the story of the shifting dynamics of long-lasting love, of feeling like an outsider in your own body and the world, of fear and grace, of patience, of difficult choices, and of longing and vulnerability.
A once-in-a-lifetime cultural event that’s been exactly thirty years in the making, British pop powerhouse Bananarama touch down in 2018 for their first four dates in North America, as the original three-piece lineup – Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward, and Siobhan Fahey. First up, the ladies take over Los Angeles on February 20 before gigs in San Francisco, Toronto, and New York. Check out the full itinerary below.
A special fan presale goes live Wednesday October 11, while general on-sale begins Friday October 13.’
Titus Makin releases music video for catchy new single ‘Ropes’
Titus Makin is a pop artist, songwriter, and actor from Sierra Vista, Arizona. After graduating from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts he relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his acting and musical career on a professional level.
Titus has worked with multiple music and acting industry professionals due to his time on Fox’s hit show “Glee,” and tour engagements related to “Glee: Live.” Titus has also starred in CW’s Star-Crossed and hit shows such as Pretty Little Liars, Grey’s Anatomy among others. Titus is currently playing character, Caleb Matthews, a musician, on Hulu’s “The Path.”
Son Lux Sign To City Slang
Son Lux have signed with City Slang Records, which will release the LA and NY-based band’s new album Brighter Wounds on February 9, 2018. An early preview of the forthcoming new album can be heard in thrilling first single “Dream State,” where amidst the song’s ideal vision of youth – “Invincible skin, it’s how we all begin” – a triumphant shout blasts through a cloud of synths, underscored by woodwinds and brass from acclaimed NYC instrumentalists yMusic (who appear throughout Brighter Wounds).
TOWKIO RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SWIM”
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.
JASON KUI Streaming Entire New Album, “Absence Of Words”
Renowned Hong-Kong based fusion guitarist/composer JASON KUI – who combines modern metal, hard rock, funk and ballad influences while integrating rock lead techniques and compelling melodies – will release his diverse debut album, Absence of Words, for the first time outside of Hong Kong this Friday, October 13, 2017 via Prosthetic Records.
Indigo Summer, Set to Release Self-Titled Debut Album Oct. 20, 2017
Emerging country duo, Indigo Summer, is set to release their self-titled debut album on October 20, 2017. The duo, comprised of Bryan Edwards and Hope Nix, are each experienced singer-songwriters in their own right. Edwards and Nix initially joined forces as songwriters, but the chemistry was undeniable. The two quickly started performing together – The rest, as they say, is history!
The duo is excited to introduce themselves to the world with their debut album. “This album is our big ‘Hello!’ to the world. This body of work fully represents the beginning of who we are. I know we will grow as artists, but this is our foundation and the house we are building is big enough for everyone,” says Edwards.
GRAMMY-winner and music icon Kenny Rogers will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m., the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced today. The induction ceremony will take place one day in advance of the all-star “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” taking place at Bridgestone Arena.
“Kenny Rogers is one of the best storytellers in country music history, with one of the sweetest and most soulful voices,” Mayor Megan Barry said. “I’m so glad he’ll be able to join all the other amazing artists on the Music City Walk of Fame before he retires after nearly 60 years of making beautiful music.”
Sara Diamond latest single ‘Stay A Little’
“My latest single ‘Stay A Little’, exemplifies a step in the new direction. I want to give as much as possible. Sing wherever possible. Contribute wherever and whenever possible. The music isn’t about if it fits my brand. It’s about if it fits my values. If it is coming from a place of love. This roller coaster has driven me to want to make more music, and share it with people who need a helping hand along their own journey. Now, the most important aspects of my life are love, community, sustainability, and wonder. Because life is a gift. And I want to appreciate it as much as I can.” – Sara
Pink Floyd Records will reissue ‘A Collection Of Great Dance Songs’ and ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ on vinyl on November 17, 2017. This marks the first time both albums have been available in this format for over twenty years. These recordings are the band’s first ‘best of’ and live albums to be remastered on vinyl.
Over the past two years, Pink Floyd Records has released the entire studio collection as stereo remastered versions on heavyweight 180g vinyl. All are mastered from the original analogue studio tapes with album artwork faithfully reproduced. The same attention to detail applies to both of these albums.
Originally released in 1981, Pink Floyd’s ‘A Collection Of Great Dance Songs’ was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA in 2001. The compilation album contains alternative mixes and versions of the band’s classics including Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) and Money.
The Weeks premiere “Bottle Rocket” video
The Weeks recorded Easy over the course of two weeks at Memphis, TN’s Ardent Studios with producer Paul Ebersold, leaving Nashville to disassociate themselves from their everyday routines in the city, and to find a halfway point between Mississippi and Nashville.
Thematically, Easy explores new ground for the band. Bassist Damien Bone explains, “We just wanted to make a rock record. We weren’t as concerned making it a southern rock record. The southern thing is always going to part of what we do.”
The Naveblues will Possess you with their new single
The Naveblues are bringing the blues back from the crossroads and into the present with a sound which is as thrilling as it is timeless. Backed by bass, guitar and drums, the focal point of this Norwegian four-piece is Nave Pundik, a singer and harmonica player seemingly beamed in from another world. “Possess You”, their latest release, is an extraordinary demonstration of Nave’s quite sensational harmonica-playing, conjuring up sounds which cause your spine to twist and your brain to hop.
BIG BREAKFAST – “LIL KNOWN FACT” Video Out Today!
If you’re unfamiliar, BIG BREAKFAST is a rapper and producer out of Queens by short way of Long Island, NY. Lyrically, Breakfast masters complex multi-syllabic rhyme schemes all the way through as he bounces from tales of fist fights and malt liquor to nostalgic bars about Hey Arnold and Tony Hawk. His production has been described as a “punk rock Just Blaze” as he’s known to get reckless with the sampling over some hard hitting drums. Big Breakfast takes no qualms with his influences, flashing his R&B worshiping beats and New York wit throughout the 9 new songs of glistening hip hop that make up SPORTS PLUS.
Seth is preparing to get back on the road for the second leg of his headlining U.S. tour on October 13th in Rockland, Maine and will be making stops in major cities such as New York, Boston, Nashville and Chicago.
One of the most indelible, progressive and passionately admired rock bands of our time, the church release another masterpiece of sonic exploration, Man Woman Life Death Infinity. The ARIA Hall of Fame band’s 26th album is their second with the rejuvenated line-up – Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug – and is released this Friday worldwide.
Noise Zoo deliver another Progressive hit with ‘Fractal’
Seeing consistent support from the likes of Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren & Cosmic Gate this year, ‘Fractal’ brings Noise Zoo’s elegant, lush sound back into the limelight with another stunning, smoothly building journey. Filled with euphoric supersaws, glowing bass notes & Noise Zoo’s trademark atmospherics, ‘Fractal’ delivers another brilliant production on Enhanced Progressive for the Norwegian duo.
IRON MONKEY Shares Video For “Crown Of Electrodes”
Cult UK doom/sludge outfit IRON MONKEY has shared the official visualizer video for “Crown Of Electrodes,” the opening track off 9-13, their first new full-length in almost two decades.
Mister Heavenly shares new video
Mister Heavenly dabbled in love and affection on their first record, 2011’s Out of Love (Sub Pop). This time, however, the band is in a scrappy mood as they embrace a tougher sound on their new album, Boxing the Moonlight.
Luke Chilton Releases New Lyric Video
Luke will be playing shows in Los Angeles this fall to support his EP “LUKE” release. The 1st single “Loose Ourselves Tonight” is available on Spotify and iTunes.
With the release of ALL PIGS MUST DIE’s impending Hostage Animal nearing through Southern Lord late this month, Invisible Oranges is now hosting a premiere of the album’s title track, alongside an exclusive playlist feature on some of the albums which helped influence the record.
Mind Monogram Premieres First Single “Dark Matter Theory”
Los Angeles based band Mind Monogram started out in 2014 as the passion project of vocalist/guitarist Edgar A. Ruiz who wrote, recorded and self-released the band’s debut EP Moments in Time. Ruiz’s project has now come into fruition as a full band with the addition of members Christian Caro (guitar), Bryan Mejia (drums), and Billy Azurdia (bass) and have since been playing regularly in Southern California. The band has been a featured performing act at The NAMM Show convention in Anaheim, CA and were top 3 in The Deli Magazine’s list for Best Emerging LA Bands 2017.
Caleborate – “Soul”
An effortlessly relatable emcee with a flair for wordplay and a compelling underdog persona, Caleborate is one of the most exciting emcees in Northern California. In “Soul ($$ MONEY Version $$),” Caleborate’s latest video, the 24-year-old rapper shows off every bit of his impish charm. The new video shows off Caleborate’s daily routine, as he bravely rocks some socks-and-sandals, and takes a bike tour around Berkeley, stopping to go to the local college and to his day job working at the local sneaker shop, all while a graphic in the top left corner counts the money the rapper earns and spends throughout the day.
Demons, the Virginia Beach-based heavy music project started by longtime Mae guitarist Zach Gehring, is premiering a new song for the track “Always Your Own” on BrooklynVegan.
The song appears on the band’s upcoming debut full-length, Embrace Wolf, which will be released on December 1 via Spartan Records.
Singer, songwriter, and producer blackbear releases new single, “playboy shit” featuring Lil Aaron, today via Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope Records.
“playboy shit” is the first single from blackbear’s upcoming album Cyber Sex, which will be released on the Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend, November 27th, also known as Cyber Monday.
The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved many historical milestones during their Country Music Hall of Fame career, and many of those from the past decade involve their albums being sold through Cracker Barrel® Old Country Store locations across the United States.
Coming up on October 6, that streak will continue when the Grand Ole Opry stars make their holiday album, Celebrate Christmas from Gaither Music Group, available at the 600+ locations of Cracker Barrel® Old Country Store. No stranger to Yuletide musical offerings over their career – this being their seventh, the disc features many timeless holiday classics such as “Away In A Manger” and “Joy To The World,” with a few new songs thrown in for good measure. New songs include the breathtaking “Come To The Manger” and the endearing “Rest In You Tonight.”
ATLANTIC & ARTIST PARTNER GROUP LAUNCH EMERGE
Atlantic Records and Artist Partner Group announced the launch today of EMERGE, a groundbreaking nationwide, social media-driven search for exceptional teen Pop/R&B talent. The companies have partnered with AEG Presents, Deckstar, Deutsch and Spotify in an unprecedented effort to find young artists with star potential, wherever they exist across the continent. In addition, this marks the first time that a music company, live concert organization, management company, marketing agency and digital music service have joined forces to both discover and provide world-class opportunities to emerging talent.
The Toronto-based, three-piece band Little Coyote formed in 2015. Little Coyote consists of band mates Byron Patterson, Mike Poisson and Teagan Johnston. Teagan, the band’s leader, began her music career on the west coast of Canada where she released her first EP, Winter’s Child, and worked with local artist Aidan Knight. Teagan relocated to Toronto, ON at the age of 19 to start Little Coyote. The band’s sound and aesthetic is based on Whitehorse, YT which is Teagan’s birthplace. Additional influences include Toronto-based bands Metric, Stars and Broken Social Scene. ‘Little Coyote’ is Teagan’s Yukon nickname and musical alias, she is happy now to share the name with bandmates Byron and Mike.
JVST SAY YES Makes New Noise Debut With “I Just Wanna Dance”
Bristol, UK native JVST SAY YES makes a guest-starring appearance for Dim Mak’s New Noise on “I Just Wanna Dance.” Combining a bratty female vocal refrain with snappy wubs, this 4/4 heater was built to move the dance floor.
Beatles remake feat. Llexa “All You Need Is Love”
Singer-songwriter Llexa puts her unique spin on a trip-hop inspired official remake of ‘All You Need is Love’ by the Beatles out now. “We wanted to spin the song and turn it into a casual, distinct vibe while still keeping the familiarity.” Llexa is currently working with NYC/NJ based production team Solace Music Group developing her sound and voice as an artist.
Lauren Lakis Releases Debut Single and Music Video “Ferocious”
Earlier today, new electric doom-folk artist Lauren Lakis released her first single and music video “Ferocious” in advance of her debut solo album in Early 2018.
“Baltimore-bred, L.A.-based Lauren Lakis fosters soul-searching, empowerment and, ultimately, catharsis via dark, moody pop that’s equal parts wall of guitar, wave of synth and wail of her incantational vocals.” -Buzzbands
“As a black man in North America, I constantly have to deal with fighting Stereotypes,” explains Wasiu. “Amongst them is the ‘Angry Black Man’ one. As a kid I often found myself suppressing my feelings for fear of being labeled as an ‘angry black man’. But growing up I realized that I had every right to not only be mad but express my anger. That’s exactly what this record is. An explosion of repressed aggression and expression. It’s my response to that motherfucka in high school who said, ‘Why are you so mad, slavery and racism is over you’re just being lazy.’ High Klassified provided me a thunderous beat. The way those drums hit so aggressively, made me channel my anger and go raw on this record. Usually, the rappers on HK’s songs are melodic or on that new wave of cadence-based type stuff (for example, ‘Comin Out Strong’ by The Weeknd ft. Future). I think I’m the first one to rap some heavy bars over his production.”
Advancing its release, Treble is now streaming the entire album early, alongside an interesting set of track-by-track notes on the recording of Intelligent Skeleton, the mag noting in part of the release, “The album is a melodic, sometimes dreamy, sometimes abrasive indie rock record that recalls the likes of alt-rock heavyweights like Failure as well as slowcore heroes Low.”
Kylie Spence’s “Lying Eyes” Debut Video Shared Today
16 year old singer-songwriter Kylie Spence is thrilled to release her debut single “Lying Eyes” today. The track was premiere yesterday, Oct. 9th, with Artist Direct, who wrote, “The track has a timeless quality about it.” The video is a look at relationships told through the eyes of a teen with an old soul. Kylie wrote the lyrics and music to the song and it was shot with the sleepy, desert-y feel of California cool up to and including a very rad Mustang convertible with hanging dice to complete the look.
LA-based artist MRY shares breezy new indie-pop jam “Walking On Fire”
“I started writing songs as a way to escape this routine I had settled into while working as an engineer,” shares MRY. “I had always felt out of place at the office, but writing songs allowed me to be myself. I eventually decided it was worth the risk of leaving my corporate job to pursue music full time rather than sticking with something that was secure but unfulfilling.”
Lil Baby x Marlo drop new mixtape ‘2 The Hard Way’
On the heels of his recent mixtape Harder Than Hard which spawned the viral smash ‘My Dawg’ (8.1 million plays on YouTube), Lil Baby joins forces with his 4PF cohort Marlo for their joint-project 2 The Hard Way. Lil Baby is managed by Solid Foundation Management (Pierre ‘Pee’ Thomas and Coach K of Quality Control Music) and in less than one year has become one of Atlanta’s fastest rising stars. 2 The Hard Way features the likes of Young Thug and PnB Rock with production credits from OG Parker, Quay Global, and more. Check it out now and share.
Joshua Tree, CA-based, psych-folk artist Grant Earl LaValley announces his debut album, From LaValley Below, due out October 13th via Exit Stencil Recordings. Martin Craft, collaborator and band member of Jarvis Cocker, made notable contributions to the record, including production, recording, mixing and instrumental credits. All songs, except “The In-Betweens,” were mixed by producer Robert Harder, who has credentials with artists, such as, The Slits, David Byrne and Brian Eno.
On November 17th, Josh Lovelace of the Grammy nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE will release his debut family album Young Folk. The collection of songs features guest appearances from Ben Rector, Ellie Holcomb, Spirit Family Reunion, and members of children’s music trio Sharon, Lois, & Bram.
Play The Documentary, the answer to music education funding
On October 15, 2017 Play the Documentary premieres on the streaming giant, Amazon. The film will be available for download in HD, for rental, and for Amazon Prime streaming worldwide. Filmmaker Matty Steinkamp aims to create a solution to the struggle of keeping music in schools. Proceeds from every download, rental, and stream help benefit music non-profits all over the country, working hard to give children the chance to play music.
Play the Documentary is an inspiring community produced independent film. With dwindling education budgets for the arts, Play documents alternative solutions to get minds and hearts inspired, instruments in the hands of students, and relevant curriculum in the hands of teachers. The film has touched audiences in 20 public theatrical screenings over the past year, including an official selection at Phoenix International Film Festival, the Boost Film Festival in Palm Springs, CA, Cobargo Docos in Australia, four sold-out world premiere screenings in the U.S., special engagements at the Herberger Theatre, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center.
Heyne has worked with lauded artists such as Nils Frahm, composer Dustin O’Halloran, clarinetist Claudio Puntin, The National and more, and co-produced the album ‘Endless’ by Italian composer Luca D’Alberto, the first artist to release on the newly founded 7K!.
SUPERDIVORCE Shares “The Gavel”
Retro synthwave duo Superdivorce share two new singles today, “The Gavel” and “Dream Team.” Coming from forthcoming album Action Figures (October 27th via Too Sweet Records), both tracks showcase the duo’s ability to craft catchy, feel-good 80’s inspired pop and are accompanied by vibrant, vintage visuals that take you back to an era when music videos ruled MTV.
Multiplatinum Memphis rapper and CMG mogul Yo Gotti will release his brand new album, I Still Am [CMG/Epic Records], in stores and at all digital retailers on Friday October 27, 2017. The pre-order just went live this morning at this link, and it unlocks immediate grat downloads of the platinum smash “Rake It Up” [feat. Nicki Minaj] and the scorching hot new single “Juice” produced by Ben Billions who also produced the #1 platinum selling hit “Down In The DM.”
Flooding social media and the streets, the rapper personally uncovered the title and artwork on his channels. Then, the roll out took over Miami. A fleet of Rolls Royce’s proudly sported the cover as video trucks canvased neighborhoods. Fans chased down towels, glow-sticks, t-shirts, and more. This guerilla tactic set the stage for Gotti to deliver an explosive performance tonight at the BET Hip Hop Awards where he drops a medley of “Rake It Up” and “Juice.” Be sure to tune in at 8pm local time!
Today The 405 has premiered Haulm’s debut single “They Came Along”. It will be officially released tomorrow on Grand Jury Music. Watch out for Haulm, they plan to release more tracks in the forthcoming months.
Leitvox shares new single “Gift”
Miami based producer Leitvox has once again stepped up his game in music composition and arrangements, this time by re-working his own track “Gift”. The new version features as of yet unheard vocals by both Emma Fox and late British singer Gavin Clark (UNKLE), and the music takes further steps on into the world of synthwave. The end result is a soft, wonderful experience, the musical equivalent of a pleasant dream.
ACT OF DEFIANCE – the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass – released their latest full-length album, Old Scars, New Wounds, just under two weeks ago via Metal Blade Records. The band is thrilled to announce that the record has debuted on both the U.S. and Canadian charts, with more numbers coming in.
Debut Single “Lone Wolf” by G O L D N W O L F
Check out Seattle’s own — G O L D N W O L F. Bringing a fresh brand of anthemic rock n roll, the band aims to break the mold and unleash their unique brand to the world. Here’s the music video for debut single “Lone Wolf”.
Today, critically acclaimed Los Angeles rapper DUCKWRTH shares the music video for his new single “Michuul.”
CHANTE’ MOORE RELEASES HER SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM
CHANTE’ MOORE has bee dominating the R&B charts for decades and this time is no different. She is currently enjoying the success of the smash mid-tempo love anthem, “Real One”, presently charting as the #5 Top R&B song in the country on the R&B Billboard charts. The world will experience the first collection from the master songstress in nearly four years!
Sometimes recordings result from carefully made plans; sometimes they come about through fortuitous serendipity. Louise Goffin’s latest single “Revenge” is one that arrived because of wonderful happenstance. In fact, it came about because of The Band. In March of 2017, Goffin was part of a star-studded Band tribute concert held in Los Angeles to raise funds for the non-profit Wild Honey Foundation. Backstage, she met her fellow performer, the young North Carolina-based singer/songwriter Skylar Gudasz. Bonding immediately, they decided to try writing a song together.
Escape-ism unveils “Iron Curtain” music video
Behold: Ian Svenonius has shared the first Escape-ism music video from his appropriately titled solo debut, Introduction to Escape-ism, out November 10! Directed by Ukrainian illustrator Dana Kosmina, the video depicts scattered religious and militant imagery across a vast brutalist landscape.
Matt Westerman releases video for “One Fine Day”
Southern California based singer/songwriter Matt Westerman has just released a video for his single “One Fine Day.” “One Fine Day” is featured on Matt’s upcoming debut EP, “Life Out Loud,” due out November 10th.
A veteran band leader of the last twenty years, and a songwriter of considerable output, Adam Ostrar (formerly Adam Busch) now presents his second solo record Brawls In The Briar, after a career spent at the helm of art rock ensembles The Curious Digit (Jagjaguwar), Manishevitz (Jagjaguwar) and SONOI (Meno Mosso).
Red is the impending new EP from extreme metal supergroup SCOUR. With a pedigree covered in viscera, SCOUR is the brainchild of Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index). Their latest manifestation serves as part two of a three-part EP series.
TYSON MEADE (CHAINSAW KITTENS) SHARES VIDEO
Some of us – the ones who question the world around them – are fringe dwellers, the outcasts of the empire. We question this world because we do not fit into this world. We are the lost astronauts looking for those golden secret moments with shored sailors, unscripted actors in non-existent films.
Les Filles de Illighadad present their first ever studio album “Eghass Malan.” The female led avant rock group hailing from the village of the same name bring their new genre of Tuareg guitar mixed with traditional rural folk. Versed in tradition, Fatou Seidi Ghali and her band have created contemporary studio versions that are unlike anything ever before recorded, transporting rural nomadic song into the 21st century.
Musically, Ties of Blood and Affection also maintains a comfortable and confident stride. Pinnell’s songs are shot through with honest and classic elements; rooted in his steady acoustic guitar, the tunes chug along in a spring-reverb dream from somewhere between, say, 1955 and 1975 – unearthing a sweet secret cache of songs that “Waylon Jennings might have written if he had cut a record with Alex Chilton” (Portland Tribune).
“Scooby’s in the Back” itself feels like a pure shot of hippie nostalgia, and, along with the rest of The Velvet Face EP, it’s especially indebted to bands like The Beach Boys, and The Beatles at their most psychedelic. Was the video, with its surf shots and rose tint, intended to reflect this? “The entire The Velvet Face EP to me was intended to feel like those older records like Pet Sounds and Rubber Soul,” he says, “so I wanted the video to match that. That Beach Boys-y, trippy feel was exactly what I was going for. I came across this amazing footage of New Zealand in the 70s, all shot on 16mm film, and I couldn’t see the video being anything besides that footage. I felt like I found gold.”
In the eponymous number of years since the release of her debut solo album, Pittsburgh-based musician and songwriter Maureen “Maux” Boyle – The Seven Fields of Aphelion – has employed great patience in arriving at the perfect milieu of inspirations to complete her long-awaited sophomore album, Keep the Ocean Inside. Her time between albums, however, has not been spent idle, serving as live keyboardist for both TOBACCO and Black Moth Super Rainbow, as well as pursuing other artistic interests including photography and metalsmithing.