Yesterday, country singer Katie Armiger gave an interview with FOX News where she detailed how her railing against sexual harassment in the music industry (including by radio hosts) ended her music career. The head of her former label, Cold River Records, gave a statement denying that she ever reported that harassment. The problem for him is that there is an email that is public record where he responds to the claims he somehow denies she ever made.
Music Video: The Make Pretend “Sorry I Let You Down”
The Make Pretend is the nom de guerre of NYC artist Jason Verlaine.
Raised in the majestic wilds of western Massachusetts, Verlaine relocated to NYC in 2002 in pursuit of everything… and lots of it. From late nights dancing with men dressed as unicorns at the Boiler Room to afternoon tea in the Plaza Hotel, Verlaine’s ubiquitous Moleskine was bursting with stories to tell. And so he told them.
Five For Fighting & Jim Brickman Collaborate On Special Holiday Song For Troops / Families
Grammy-Nominated artist’s John Ondrasik aka Five For Fighting and Jim Brickman have announced a special collaboration to send a message of thanks, love, and support to the troops this holiday season with the song, “Christmas Where You Are.” Watch a snippet of the lyric video, featuring soldiers and their families, HERE. The song will be released on November 3rdacross all digital platforms as well as the forthcoming Jim Brickman album, A Joyful Christmas, featuring classic hymns & carols mixed with new original songs and duets. The album is out on digital formats November 10thvia BMG.
Baltimore alternative pop band DRMCTHR (formerly spelled Dreamcatcher) recently announced their signing to Darkshore Music Group and their forthcoming full-length LP, Hold Your Love,out November 17, 2017.The album contains 11-infectiously catchy tracks that were recorded at Valencia Recording and produced by DRMCTHR & Paul Leavitt. Leading up to its release, the band is thrilled to partner with HuffPost today to present the official music video for the LP’s second single, “Blacked Out,” which was shot and directed by Joe Perri. Born from emotions during a dark time in singer Chelsea Tyler’s life, “Blacked Out” is a song that speaks to anyone who is struggling to stay above water.
Typhoon return with new album “Offerings”
If a Fellini film, a Bosch painting, and a Rorschach drawing had a collective sound, it would be Typhoon’s new release. The 14-track record Offerings is a musical and lyrical excursion into surreal imagery, eerie soundscapes, and an emotionally jarring narrative.
The 70-minute album for Roll Call Records, which is the Portland, Oregon indie rock band’s fourth studio album, centres on a fictional man who is losing his memory, and in turn, his sense of self. “I’ve always been preoccupied with memory, losing memory, and trying to recapture memory. I wanted to explore the questions: What does a person become if they don’t know where they came from? What is the essential quality of the person if you strip away all memory?” explains singer/songwriter Kyle Morton.
Adam French – ‘Weightless’ Official Video
A serenade built on thorny guitar lines that creep underneath an icy soundscape, Weightless reflects the importance of shared burden, halved worries and the ever-changing landscape of a relationship. The song is lifted from Adam’s forthcoming Weightless EP, out 8th November.
Shot in a single take and in ultra-slow motion, the video is a surreal experience, like being stuck in a metaphorical floating bubble. Drifting from room to room, in a haze of nostalgia, we see Adam and adolescents reverting to different childlike states in their attempt to block out the harsh reality of adulthood. Watch HERE
Selena Gomez x Marshmello “Wolves”
Produced by Marshmello and Andrew Watt, “Wolves” is the follow-up to Gomez’s critically acclaimed single, “Fetish.”
North American straightedge/vegan hardcore/crust outfit SECT — featuring scene lifers hailing from Cursed, Left For Dead, Catharsis, Undying, Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance, Day Of Suffering, Racetraitor, and more — has issued the devastating “Open Grave,” the lead track their impending second album, No Cure For Death. The new song is now playing at Exclaim! Magazine as the LP nears November release through Southern Lord.
ANTI-‘s Jade Jackson announces new single “Bridges”
Paste magazine wrote in their album review, “reminiscent of Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris and Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval, Jackson’s somber songs unfold with the easy grace of dusty sunsets and open-road drives, while her more spirited numbers are driven by a punk swagger.” while Rolling Stone Country describes her as “a raspy-throated, confident-beyond-her-years songwriter channeling Hank Williams via a somber goth-folk aesthetic.”
PALIKI to release single/video for title-track “RADIORNOT”
PALIKI are about to release a video for the upcoming album’s title-track “Radiornot”. The track is one of the most fun moments on the record and the video sees frontman Mariano going a little bit nuts while recording/performing it.
Louis Brennan’s video for ‘Bit Part Actor’
To fill you in a little, Louis Brennan is a London-based Dubliner who has created his own brand of thinking man’s folk. With deep, dark baritone vocals and sharp-witted lyrics, Louis’ sound calls to mind Father John Misty, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen. The track is a goose-bump inducing ballad about anguish and despondency, peppered with black humour.
BLACK ALTAR release new video “Tophet”
Black Altar has made a videoclip for the “Tophet” song from the forthcoming split with Beastcraft which will be released for XXI Anniversary of Black Altar. The scenes for the video were filmed in England, Sweden, Norway, Poland and USA.
Some special guests took part in the recording of Black Altar’s “Tophet” song: James Stewart from Vader, V. Priest from Acherontas, Acerbus from Ondskapt, Soroth Northgrove from Beastcraft and Nihil from Furia.
“My newest song “Karma” was written at a time when all my friends and I were very unsure about what we wanted to do with our lives. I wrote the song to try and calm my own nerves; to say it’s ok not to know, let’s just enjoy the ride. Matthew Vlahovich of Young Empires co-produced this track at his Trinity Bellwoods Studio, and we’re glad to be able to share it with you all. If you’d like to read more about the song, the premiere piece just went up at Indie88.”
TRIVIUM SHARE “THROWN INTO THE FIRE” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Recorded with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira) at Santa Ana, California’s Hybrid Studios, THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE finds Trivium – Matt Heafy (lead vocals, lead guitar), Corey Beaulieu (guitar, vocals), Paolo Gregoletto (bass) and Alex Bent (drums) – returning with their first new music since their celebrated 2015 LP, SILENCE IN THE SNOW. The new LP also features the band’s first recordings with new drummer Bent who joined the band last year.
Sumie Shares Video For “Fortune”
Today singer-songwriter Sumie (Sandra Sumie Nagano) is pleased to share the charming video for her enchanting track “Fortune”, that’s taken from her sophomore album Lost In Light (out November 10th on Bella Union). The video features the short film/documentary Masthugget” ett stycke Göteborg som försvann, made by Rolf Weirtheimer in Gothenburg 1964, in the town that Sumie grew up in.
Bay Area Business and Community Leaders Launch Band Together Bay Area
In response to the North Bay firestorm-the most destructive and deadliest firestorm disaster in California history-a coalition of Bay Area business and community leaders are launching Band Together Bay Area to support the local relief and long-term recovery in the region.
To support the relief efforts, Band Together Bay Area has raised an initial $6.5 million from partners and founding sponsors, including Kaiser Permanente, Marc and Lynne Benioff, Salesforce, Google, Jeff and Erica Lawson, Twilio, the San Francisco Giants, Levi Strauss Foundation, Benchmark, Ron Conway, Live Nation and Another Planet Entertainment.
The fires have burned an estimated 200,000 acres and 6,000 homes in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties, displacing thousands of residents. Damage estimates are in the billions of dollars and rising, and the cleanup and recovery efforts will be the largest and costliest in California history.
Boston Ballet proudly presents the return of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, the cherished family-friendly holiday tradition. Since its world premiere in 2012, Mikko Nissinen’s and Robert Perdziola’s re-envisioned production has been delighting audiences and critics alike. The Nutcracker opens November 24 at the Boston Opera House with performances through New Year’s Eve.
“Whether they’re seeing it again or for the first time, The Nutcracker inspires and delights audiences of all ages with its beloved score, exquisite sets and costumes, and spectacular dancing,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “It is the cornerstone of classical ballet and the perfect way to start an exploration into the art of ballet and dance. It is also a great opportunity for growth within the Company because it is a technically challenging production that allows dancers to explore a variety of new roles and characters.”
The Nutcracker includes the full Company of 56 dancers, 10 Boston Ballet II dancers, and 250 Boston Ballet School students. The 44-performance run will feature many dancer debuts in new roles, showcasing the vast talent within the Company, and providing many opportunities for dancers to shine in soloist and principal roles. Each performance will be accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s renowned score performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra, led by three conductors: Principal Guest Conductor Beatrice Jona Affron and guest conductors Kenneth Hsieh and Geneviève Leclair.
Yesterday LA-based pop chanteuse Jenna Lotti premiered her new single on Atwood Mag who called her glitzy, dialed-in single “Powerfully direct, personal and bold…” Lotti’s been buzzed about in American Songwriter along with overwhelming local attention via Sound of Boston and Boston Globe. She moved to LA earlier this year.
After an incredible year which has seen them make numerous ones-to-watch lists from everyone including NME to The Line Of Best Fit, Norwegian psych-rock outfit Strange Hellos are ready to unveil their debut studio album Chromatic on Oct 27th 2017.
Featuring members of Aurora, The Megaphonic Thrift and Casiokids, the four-piece have aimed to combine their love of shoegaze and anthemic indie-rock into one 10-track release. After previewing much of this record at a number of festivals throughout the summer, the buzz for the band continues to grow, with NME comparing their sound to that of School Of Seven Bells and Alvvays.
OxenFree share animated music video for “Machine”
From humorous, craftily cut animations to uplifting films, Matt Smithson creates with a unique style that attracts clients from all over the world. He was recognized in 2009 with a Young Gun award from Art Director’s Club, and his work was displayed at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York as part of the “Why Design Now?” Triennial Exhibition. He has also exhibited in various collective shows for painting, printmaking and animation.
On November 3, the Portland, OR-based Blitzen Trapper will release Wild & Reckless, a new album born of their staged musical of the same title and also a companion to their 2008 breakthrough album Furr. Today, Rolling Stone Country premiered the official video for the album’s title track.
William Patrick Corgan Covers Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”
Two-time GRAMMY® Award winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins frontman, William Patrick Corgan today shared an unexpected cover of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”, filmed backstage at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Robert Francis returns with his seventh studio album Indian Summer, coming November 3rd through Aeronaut Records. Recorded over ten days in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Robert not only produced the 13-song album with Marc Gabor, but he played every instrument on it himself. The album is available now for pre-order from iTunes and Amazon.
Today, TETRARCH are keeping things moving with the release of a brand new guitar playthrough video for the track “Pull The Trigger” via Gear Gods. Watch guitar duo Diamond Rowe and Josh Fore blaze through the track in perfect sync here.
Lil Durk Stays Fully Strapped In Menacing “No Fear” Video
One of the most prolific artists in the game, Lil Durk is sharing “No Fear” after releasing Signed To The Streets 2.5 last Thursday. Directed by Bama Boy Buck of Datari Turner Productions, the menacing black-and-white visual has Lil Durk sending warning shots to anybody trying to play him. “No Fear” is off STTS 2.5, which was Durk’s birthday present to himself and his fans, with features from Moneybagg Yo and YFN Lucci. Signed To The Streets 2.5 features a matured Lil Durk, as he grapples with loss, legal issues, and being a role model to his three kids. STTS 2.5 also finds Durk embracing the sounds of his adopted hometown of Atlanta, blending his signature Chicago drill style with ATL production.
Detroit’s Molly Brazy Struts Her Stuff in the Shadows in “Big Brazy”
Praised by XXL as “one of the dopest rappers coming out of Detroit,” the brash and boisterous Molly Brazy is a rapper on the rise. Twisting her doubletime flow around floating flutes courtesy of producers Rocaine and Go Grizzly, the 18-year-old rapper fires a warning shot on “Big Brazy,” her latest video. Stunting in the shadows and threatening with her AK, “Big Brazy” is a showcase for Molly’s considerable charisma. “Big Brazy” is the title track from her forthcoming project Big Brazy, the follow-up to January’s Molly World, which features appearances from BandGang Masoe and Cash Kidd.
The Prefab Messiahs’ Psychsploitation Today will be available on limited edition vinyl, CD, cassette, digital and streaming formats January 26, 2018 via Lolipop/Burger Records.
NYC-Based Hardcore Leaders VIBRATER Release Music Video for “Chameleon”
New York City hardcore leaders VIBRATER just released their Jesse Ketive (ex-Emmure)-produced debut studio album, New Era of Terror, via Hong Kong label Nowed Records, and are set to perform two NYC-based shows next week – on October 29 at Revolution Bar & Music Hall and on Halloween, October 31, at Bowery Electric with Carnivore A.D. (click the embedded links for tickets and more info).
In anticipation of these shows, VIBRATER just released their latest music video for their new track “Chameleon”, cut from New Era of Terror. The clip was filmed and directed by Mike Zinn. Watch it here.
Shoegaze meets Americana New Single
Reaching out with the brand new single entitled “Its Alright” from shoegaze meets Americana artist Sam Valdez that was just released via Consequenceof Sound. Reminiscent of Angel Olsen and inspired by Sufijan Stevens and the words of Sylvia Plath, Sam Valdez is gaining momentum by selling out high profile Los Angeles venues and being featured in Black Book Mag.
‘Only Lonely’ is a track that harnesses the Thieves’ handsome harmonies and nimble, sturdy acoustic folk. Though disarmingly warm, the lyrics expose the terrible version of oneself that emerges when an unhealthy mental state gains control. “I think anyone who has struggled with depression, anxiety, or profound loneliness can identify with the idea that sadness is at once a passenger and a conductor,” says Earley, “and sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference.”
‘WE TRiED’ and their Tasty Music Video. Dig in!
WE TRiED is a pop-punk trio with an early-2000’s throwback sound and we are excited to announce the release of our new single ‘Come Around.’
Like most Americans, we are weirdly excited about National Sandwich Day (Nov 3rd), mostly because our first MUSIC VIDEO will be debuting, which happens to be about an outcast who just wants to be a sandwich. Cutting to the meat of it, take a look at our debut single video ‘Come Around’ and THANKS SO MUCH for celebrating sandwiches and rock music with us.
The Growlers share unreleased, Dan Auerbach produced single “California”
n celebration of the end of their tour and the kick off to their Growlers Six festival, The Growlers have shared an unreleased track produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys / The Arcs.
“California” was recorded in 2012 in Nashville while the band was working on a full-length record with Auerbach. Though the record was never released, this is the first official recording from those sessions.