Singer/songwriter John Mayer has established the Richard Mayer Scholarship Fund at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in honor of his father, Richard, who turned 90 last week. The four-year scholarship will provide funds to a student pursuing the field of education.
Forever faithful to his roots in Fairfield County, John Mayer was born in Bridgeport and grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut. His father Richard Mayer, now retired, was an educational leader in the community and served as the Principal of Central High School in Bridgeport for several years.
ELISA ROSE – “Ocean’s Floor”
Enter the deep and soulful “Ocean’s Floor,” with the new visual and single from Elisa Rose. Combining soft, soulful vocals with intricate, resonant electronic production, “Ocean’s Floor” makes a unique impact – a track and visual that as one feel enrapturing. Lyrically exploring the depths of love, Elisa likens it to the power and fury of the Ocean, an experience which encompasses all. Directed by Sven Dreesbach and costume designed by Lily Blue Goschen, the music video is a multi-layered, must-see visual experience.
Good Boy Share Visuals For “Fishing With A Shotgun” Via The 405
Brisbane-based, post-punk band Good Boy release the visuals for their politically charged single “Fishing With A Shotgun,” and announce their new EP Shirk Life. The video was released exclusively via The 405, who stated, “Whether or not you’re from Australia, this song will resonate with anyone who’s ever felt at a loss with those who are supposed to represent them.”
ALEX RIDDLE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SNOW WHITE”
Houston based alt-rock artist Alex Riddle has just released up-tempo indie rocker, “Snow White,” his new single and follow up to last year’s “Happy Daggers” EP. The track premiered exclusively over on Atwood Magazine, who called it “turbulent, emotionally embroiled, and dynamically engaging.” “Snow White” will be released on a two song 7” single this December.
As Miami recovers from the damage wrought by Hurricane Irma, III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival again united artistic communities from across the city and the country with a record-breaking, sold out fifth year. With headlining sets from Gorillaz—their Miami debut, The xx, Nicolas Jaar, Richie Hawtin, Kaytranada and Bonobo, festivalgoers celebrated joyfully in the face of adversity.
SCOT SAX IS MR. CHOCOLATE
Grammy winning songwriter, singer, and filmmaker, Scot Sax announces his latest musical endeavor, Mr. Chocolate to be released independently on September 29th. To celebrate, Sax will perform an album release show that very night at Radio Café in Nashville.
“When my all time favorite artist, David Bowie passed, I decided there is no better time to be as wildly creative as when you’re still alive. I quickly wrote the songs for Mr. Chocolate and I reached out to a couple of neighbors of mine (who happen to be former Wilco drummer Ken Coomer and Bob Dylan’s former guitarist John Jackson) and said ‘we’re sixteen years old.”
LA anarcho-punk legends Venom Lab are back with a new live album recorded at Electrodeath Records in Santa Monica, CA in front of a live audience.
In late 1996 Ethan Matthews recorded his first ever commercially available piece of music as a then 18 year-old guitarist working with electronics and ambient music. “Satre Dance” fell in right alongside all the new age and ambient music of the time. However Matthew’s mainstay in his early years, the progressive metal act Greyhaven is still known today as one of the pioneering, independent bands of the genre in the 1990s, having combined new age ambient music with progressive metal.
Satre Dance represented a completely different area of expression for Matthews- a more relaxing kind of creative muse that foreshadowed where his music would navigate to in later years with Echo Us. Satre Dance was originally released on an independent label compilation in the UK in October 1998. It is reprised on the new Echo Us album, recorded on hammered dulcimer as it was originally intended, and re-titled “Aeriel”.
OBSCURA AMENTIA Release New Official Video
Obscura Amentia are back with a new official video for the title track from their album The Art Of The Human Decadence, released earlier this year via Sliptrick Records. The video clip for The Art Of The Human Decadence tells about the journey of a single person and, at the same time, of the whole of mankind: a mental and physical evolution from innocence, purity and life (visually expressed through the use of light colours and lush nature) to corruption, artifice, doubt, and then in the end, death.
Saint Raymond releases brand new single ‘Nightcrawling’
Acclaimed Nottingham singer Saint Raymond has announced his new EP A Light That Blinds, due for release through Never Fade Records on November 17th.
To mark the announcement Saint Raymond has released his brand new single ‘Nightcrawling’. The song is the first taste of new music following the release of his highly praised 2015 debut album Young Blood.
Songstress AVEC shares new single via MUSIC WEEK!
Austrian songstress AVEC presents her debut album What If We Never Forget and unveils the first single Waiting For, set for release on the 26th October. The album was produced by Lukas Hillebrand and Alexander Pohn (Vera, Elke, Tyler, Julian Le Play), and will be released via Earcandy Recordings. AVEC has graced the stages of Reeperbahn Festival 2016 with the likes of Biffy Clyro and Get Well Soon, Vilar de Mouros Festival in Portugal with Primal Scream, Morcheeba and The Dandy Warhols, and opened for Zucchero at Burg Clam in her native Austria.
SUSTO Premieres “Drug Money” with Consequence of Sound
On October 20th, Charleston, SC based SUSTO will release a digital deluxe edition of their 2017 album & I’m Fine Today. The deluxe edition features seven previously unreleased bonus tracks including “Drug Money,” which just premiered at Consequence of Sound. Premiered alongside a “10 Things…” feature with frontman Justin Osborne, Consequence of Sound said the song “grooves like a good-ol’-boy jam, just a little bit psychedelic and irresistibly fun.”
Female MC T BARZ Releases The Music Video To Her Chart-topping Debut Single
Female MC, T BARZ celebrates standing tall at the top of the charts with the release of the music video for her debut single, “FLEXIN”. T Barz and The ALM Films crew directed the animated music video. “Flexin” continues to dominate the charts as it still is one of Amazon.com best chart-topping single; #1 (New Releases Rap & Hip-hop) Explicit, #3 (New Releases Rap & Hip-hop) Clean, #2 (Best Seller Rap & Hip-hop) Explicit, #5 (Best Seller Rap & Hip-hop) Clean.
“Flexin”was written and produced by T Barz, Arika Kane and Lou Humphrey. “It was easy writing Flexin, the beat practically wrote itself. I already had part of the hook written prior to the song so when I heard the beat I knew it would fit perfectly,” mentions T Barz. “Everything I’m rapping about is flexin, Flexin means being at the top of your game and showing it,” she adds.
Stange Phases was born from the vision of guitarist/vocalist Curt Barlage in 2015. Fresh from the split of his previous band, The Bixby Knolls, Curt instantly immersed himself in the dim, red lights and cigarette haze of an east downtown Los Angeles studio to begin the next chapter of his musical endeavors.
Trudy and the Romance share second cut from upcoming EP
Following up on ‘Is There A Place I Can Go’, the trio share the second single from their Junkyard Jazz EP, ‘Twist It, Shake It. Rock & Roll’.
With whip-smart imagination and tongues firmly lodged in cheeks, Trudy and the Romance are nowhere boys for the 21st century. Born of a bygone era; the days when sharply-suited Teds strolled the streets and a sea-breeze would fail to fuck the flicks of a head well-oiled, Trudy take the good-hearted ramshackles off Jonathan Richman, punch out The Four Freshmen’s surf harmonies and scruff them up through the raw audacity of the noughties whilst tightrope-dancing somewhere between reality and fantasy.
Following the overwhelming success of his two-year Strait to Vegas concert series, the King of Country George Strait has announced two additional performances over Big Game Weekend, February 2-3, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. local time.
“We said from the beginning that we would listen to the fans and follow what they want,” said Strait, who has won every honor in the format including inclusion in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. “Fan support is just as strong now as it was when we started; and we are responding to that interest by adding shows in 2018.”
“Mesa” premiered on Paste recently where Mesa-born frontman, Jason Powell, noted that it was “fitting to write a song about the deep love I have for this beautiful and shitty city. It’s a one of a kind place that deserves a song.”
Rising singer / songwriter BOSCO shares her stunning new video for “Adrenaline” today. It features fellow singer and friend Ye Ali as the love interest and was directed by Lacey Duke (Syd, The Internet, Janelle Monae, D.R.A.M., Esperanza Spalding). The “Adrenaline” video was inspired by French cinema with hints of noir film aesthetics. “I wanted to tell the story of someone haunting you, or the memories of them that still exist in your subconscious,” said BOSCO. The song is from her new breakout project, b., out now via Fool’s Gold.
Nashville synth pop band Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes are back with their first new music since 2014. Today, Billboard premiered their fun, catchy new track “Control” along with a party set video featuring famous Nashville residents like Wells Adams (from The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and musicians Ruby Amanfu, Kyle Andrews, and Justin Tam of Humming House.
Edan Laniado announced 2nd single “For Your Health”
Edan says of the track: “I wrote “for Your Health” when I was living in a sublet apartment with all these tourists. It was a wild period where I was had had several drug experiences, was constantly going out late nights, and I guess this song was written as a sort of call to help for myself to make sure I was really ok and not going overboard. It was constant struggle wondering if what I was doing was right cuz if felt right, or if I was forgetting about cherishing my health. Today I look back on that period fondly but at the time it brought uncertainty and excitement”.
Baxter Dury Shares New Single “Prince of Tears”
Baxter Dury has shared the title track to his upcoming new album Prince of Tears, to be released on 27th October 2017 via his new label Heavenly Recordings – available on vinyl, CD & DL.
Speaking on the new single, Baxter states:
“Prince of Tears is a cinematic presentation of a small man’s attempt at being open”.
Miya Folick shares “Give It To Me” video
Miya Folick has just shared the title track of her forthcoming EP Give It To Me via an ebullient new video clip in which she delivers an ecstatic vocal performance from the front seat of a rollercoaster. The five song EP, slated for a November 3rd release on Terrible Records, was recorded with an aim of capturing the cathartic, guitar-driven bombast of her band’s recent live performances (newly updated tour dates below); nowhere is this more clearly evinced than on “Give It To Me”:
Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives Debut New Music Video For “Time Don’t Wait”
This morning, five time GRAMMY-winner Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives debut their music video for “Time Don’t Wait,” off their recent album Way Out West, which was shot in the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. This piece, directed by Reid Long, explores the lands and people of the Lakota Sioux tribe, of which Stuart is an honorary member (his Lakota name is O Yate’ o Chee Ya’ka Hopsila or “The man who helps the people”) and which he has had a deep and personal connection to since he first visited the Lakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation on tour as a member of Johnny Cash’s band. Said Stuart about the video: “Reid and his crew followed us to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and the results are absolutely exquisite. I invite the viewer to come along with me and the Superlatives to Pine Ridge. By way of Reid Long’s camera, we’ll take you deep inside of a world filled with wonderful people, that most people don’t even know exist.”
IDER Unveil Video for “Learn To Let Go”
‘Learn To Let Go’ glistens and pulses in a way that only Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville know how, with their inseparable, glacial twin vocals elevated by starry electronics and softly thudding bass to a refreshingly cathartic finish.
Progressive rock/metal outfit SIFTING have partnered with Gear Gods to premiere their brand new music video for their latest single ‘Blowing Fire’. ‘Blowing Fire’ is the third music video taken from their new album Not From Here which was released on September 29th via Eclipse Records. The video was shot on location in Encino, CA, was directed by Alejandro Fumero Gil, and the song was produced by Steve Evetts (Sense’s Fail, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence).
Operator Music Band (NYC) share new art-pop single “Realistic Saturation”
With shades of art-pop experimentalism and electronic minimalism, New York’s Operator Music Band is a blend of the comforting analogue old and the kinetic digital new.
San Francisco producer Giraffage shares his new song “Green Tea” featuring Body Language’s Angelica Bess. It features a strong message of female empowerment by Bess and Giraffage’s signature “candy-colored” production of which has garnered him mass acclaim. It’s off his upcoming debut album ‘Too Real’ out this Friday, October 20 via Counter Records.