Today, Plies releases the video for his new track “Check Callin” ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again. The hit track is currently featured on BET JAMS as the Jam of the Week. “Check Callin” follows the May release of Plies’ track “Real Hitta” ft. Kodak Black. Plies recently took to the red carpet and stage at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Lethal Injektion Release Official Music Video for “Believer” (Imagine Dragons Cover)
ucson, AZ based, West Coast Metal band Lethal Injektion has followed up on their highly praised sophomore LP, Judgment Night, with a stunning reinterpretation and music video of the Imagine Dragons hit single, “Believer.”
“We chose ‘Believer’ because we respected the concept and message. We are on a mission to make believers out of the industry with our music and unique sound.”
GRAMMY-award winning, multiplatinum-selling band TRAIN reign in the start of the holiday season with a special rerelease of their first-ever holiday album Christmas in Tahoe, available everywhere today. Originally released in 2015 as an exclusive Amazon Original, Christmas in Tahoe has been rereleased with five all-new, never-before-heard covers including “Merry Christmas Baby,” “The Cherry Tree Carol,” “Please Come Home for Christmas,” “Run Run Rudolph” and “Blue Christmas.” Christmas in Tahoe is available now to stream or download across all digital service providers including an Amazon Original Deluxe Edition featuring 20 songs.
Aretha Franklin – Mini-Documentary On Making Of New Symphonic Album
A new mini-documentary takes viewers behind-the-scenes for a look at the making of the upcoming album A BRAND NEW ME: ARETHA FRANKLIN WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. The documentary features new interviews with Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Nile Rodgers, album producers Nick Patrick and Don Reedman, and Managing Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra James Williams. It also features rare, classic Aretha Franklin live performance clips from the 1960’s and 70’s along with footage of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recording their new arrangements at Abbey Road Studios in London.
Singer/Songwriter John Adams releases new single ‘For Me, For Her, For You’
John Adams releases his fourth single ‘For Me, For Her, For You’ from his forthcoming album ‘You Never Know Who’s Listening’. His acoustic approach compliments a unique and impressive vocal ability and his songwriting shares innermost thoughts, and purposeful observations. Hailing from the valleys of South Wales, John has spent nearly all his adult life as a songwriter playing gigs and busking up and down the country. In a leap of faith he quit his job as a Maths teacher to perform full time. That gamble paid off developing a loyal fan base of over a 100,000 monthly listeners, supporting acts such as Take That, Lemar, Stooshe, T’Pau and Katherine Jenkins and performing at some of the UK’s largest festivals.
Garmiani Celebrates Life on “Shine Good”
Sweden’s Garmiani celebrates life on his latest Dim Mak single “Shine Good.” Featuring the infectious vocals of Julimar Santos and a memorable lead, this song shines over a jubilant Caribbean beat. “Shine Good” follows the duo’s recent collaboration “Fogo,” which has accumulated over 1.5M on-demand streams and has earned support in live sets from Martin Garrix, Alesso, Axwell / Ingrosso, Laidback Luke, Knife Party and more.
Exploded View is: Annika Henderson, Martin Thulin, Hugo Quezada and Amon Melgarejo.
After finishing the songs that became their self-titled debut LP for Sacred Bones, Exploded View decided to go back into the studio and record some more. Mixed in with some of the outtakes of the first record, such as “Mirror of the Madman,” the songs on Summer Came Early signal a step forward for the band, revealing more clarity and focus than the first, yet retaining a certain messy experimentalism that gives them the freedom they crave.
In conjunction with last month’s announcement of their most ambitious tour circuit to date, Hotel Garuda is proud to make their Mom+Pop debut with their new single “Dancing On The Moon” feat. Lemaitre.
Loud & Proud Records have signed a label and management deal with Raleigh, NC Americana / Alt-Country band New Reveille. Tom Lipsky, President of Loud & Proud Records will manage the band; the first deal of its kind for the label. “New Reveille draws you in with its honesty, beauty and incredible natural harmony,” says Tom Lipsky. “The artists themselves are as genuine as the words in their songs. We are proud to be their career partner and excited to share what we love about this band with music fans everywhere.” “We couldn’t be more excited for our new partnership with Tom Lipsky and Loud & Proud Records,” adds the band. “We liked Tom immediately upon meeting, and it was clear that he was, first and foremost, a music fanatic. We feed off of that energy. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Loud & Proud team on this new adventure, and humbled to be part of a roster that includes some of our biggest musical influences.”
New Single from Foxy Shazam frontman, Eric Nally
“Black” is a grand, dance floor anthem that seamlessly melds elements of pop, electronic, rock and hip hop to form an amalgam of the past thirty years of uplifting, popular music; all set to the hopeful message of a night out where anything is possible. Eric has been performing “Black” each night live on tour with Macklemore; somehow managing to stay true to his raw energy and dynamic performance style from behind a blindfold.
Orlon Gunner’s “Closer”
Orlon Gunner is an inspired and intriguing DIY solo effort that slyly borrows from music of the past to create something full of character and easy on the ears. The project’s newly released three-song eponymous EP is, at times, reminiscent of The Zombies and other acts of the ’60s & ’70s, while still remaining fresh and original. Since its October 2017 release, Orlon Gunner is beginning to see regular airplay on campus and alternate radio stations across Canada.
cclaimed singer-songwriter Ethan Gruska has announced a U.S. tour with Lucius for Spring 2018. Beginning on March 3 in Los Angeles, the 15-date stint adds to the singer’s extensive touring throughout this year. Ethan also just confirmed a residency at L.A.’s Bootleg Theater in January 2018. See a full list of upcoming dates below.
Gruska’s debut solo album, Slowmotionary, was released earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim, including Clash Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Wild Honey Pie, andThe Sunday Times who declares, “The combination of his tremulous high tenor voice, soul-baring lyrics, spare but richly textured instrumentation and chord progressions that nod to Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Randy Newman and Elliott Smith produces music of startling beauty and emotional resonance.”
The Devil Makes Three has announced an extensive North American tour for 2018 with tickets going on sale this Friday, November 10. The 23-show run will kick-off in Madison, WI on January 10 and hit major cities throughout Canada and the American Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast, ending in Dallas, TX on February 10. Last year, the internationally beloved, Americana trio released Redemption & Ruin on New West Records to critical acclaim. The album is a thoughtfully curated collection of covers that pays tribute to its versatile genre’s staple players and the band’s most penetrative influences. Divided into two sides, the subjects of “redemption” and “ruin” are explored through various songs written by blues, roots, and rock legends like Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt and more. On the album, the band is also joined by an all-star cast of special guests like Emmylou Harris, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Darrell Scott and guitar great Duane Eddy. The archival piece is tightly wound together by The Devil Makes Three’s rigorous energy and masterful musicianship, both of which shine through their live set. Please see below for full tour details, which includes the band’s current U.S. run that ends with two shows in Denver, CO on November 18 & 19.
With a menacing purr of a rap voice, Oakland’s Cookie Money is a respected purveyor of honest street tales. Showing off his favorite whips in a Bay Area parking lot, Cookie struts his stuff in “Real Boss,” his latest video. Doing donuts in his Mercury Cougar, lounging on his custom-painted Ford F-150, and showing off his black-and-orange Rolls Royce, the video demonstrates Cookie demonstrating his boss life: “It’s Lil Cook, I give a fuck about this rap shit/I’m from the block where they flip bricks and clap shit.” Premiered by Traps N Trunks, “Real Boss” is the latest release from Cookie World 2.5, Cookie’s latest mixtape. Premiered in October by Dirty Glove Bastard CW 2.5 is a slap-heavy, emotionally honest album, with Cookie relating stories about his hustling prowess, his violent past, and the tragic inevitability of losing people close to him. Featuring appearances from Young Dolph, Philthy Rich, and E-40, plus production from Zaytoven and others, Cookie Money 2.5 is an accomplished collection of honest street tales.
NYC Rapper Trav Announces QRAK Mixtape
Another in a long line of hard-nosed, streetwise rappers from the outer boroughs, Queens’ TRAV brings a fiery intensity to his narratives. Bringing his definitively New York style back for his second full-length album, Trav announces QRAK (Queens Raised A King), his upcoming album. With a low-pitched growl and deep connections to everyone in the metropolitan area, Trav is a versatile talent, with a knack for finding the right flow and for warbling a catchy hook. On his upcoming album, Trav takes a long look at his past and how they affect his current circumstances, from his childhood living with his mother to earning the respect of the NYC rap game. Featuring appearances from Meek Mill, Lil Durk, Tory Lanez, Jim Jones, Blac Youngsta, Belly, Don Q, and Vory, QRAK hits stores on December 8th.
BARENAKED LADIES music video premiere “Lookin’ Up”
Barenaked Ladies unveiled their new music video for the song “Lookin’ Up” exclusively on Rooster Teeth’s channels today. The track is the first single from BNL’s forthcoming album FAKE NUDES out on November 17th via Vanguard Records. Set on a deserted Island, the video finds the Ladies marooned and attempting to survive in true BNL style echoing the song’s message of hope and optimism. “Lookin’Up” was directed by long-time collaborator, co-founder and CEO of Rooster Teeth, Matt Hullum. Rooster Teeth is a pioneering media and entertainment company.
HOUSTON’S KID EVO DITCHES DEAD WEIGHT CHICK IN “GOODBYE LIANA”
What do you do when you’ve given a relationship all you’ve got and get nothing but complaints in return? Bounce of course, and Kid Evo dedicated an entire song to that very subject. On “Goodbye Liana”, the title track to his forthcoming release, the lovelorn Evo just can’t get any support for his career of choice or the sacrifices he has to make to keep the dream alive. Alas, his nagging other half must become yet another sacrifice on the road to self-actualization, freeing him up for the grind.
“Moonlight Desires” was originally written by Laurence Gowan, a Canadian pop star from the 80s who now fronts the band Styx. The track was released in 1987 under his solo project Gowan. After discovering the music video for the song was filmed onsite at Teotihuacan (Mesoamerican pyramids) in northeast of Mexico City, Brass Box felt the need to record a cover fo the track, as an homage to the native Canadian and the pyramids (especially after Ammo developed a slight obsession with Teotihuacan after visiting in mid-2013).
L.A. Salami Unveils New Track “Terrorism (The Isis Crisis)”
This youthful London-based troubadour L.A.Salami marks his return today with a brand new track, the provocatively but nonetheless pertinently titled Terrorism (The Isis Crisis) replete with accompanying animated video aligned to the lyrical content of the song.
As he says succinctly; “I think the video and song are pretty self explanatory. If it’s not, well, key words to consider would be ‘irony’ , ‘hysteria’ and ‘consequence’.”
Themes For A New Earth is a collection of recordings that were made during the making of the most recent LP from Teen Daze (Jamison Isaak), Themes For Dying Earth. This nine track collection of instrumental, mostly ambient works, is embedded with a certain optimism that separates it from its counterpart. Themes For A New Earth will be the second release through Isaak’s own label, FLORA, and will be released both digitally, and on a limited pressing of vinyl.
Daddy, the duo comprised of James Franco and Tim O’Keefe, have premiered the visuals for “I’m A Sword Sword Swallower” remixes by Tim O’Keefe and Concret via The Music Ninja here.
AWOLNATION ANNOUNCES THIRD STUDIO ALBUM HERE COME THE RUNTS
Today, multi-platinum artist AWOLNATION announced the release of their third studio album, Here Come The Runts, on February 2, 2018. Fans can preorder the album starting tomorrow at awolnationmusic.com and receive instant downloads of ‘Seven Sticks of Dynamite,’ and current single ‘Passion,’ which was the #1 most added at Alternative Radio and currently #14 on the Alt Radio charts. In the meantime fans can stream ‘Seven Sticks of Dynamite’ here.
In support of his third studio LP White Noise, released through Cooking Vinyl America, Seattle’s NOAH GUNDERSEN will be embarking on a full headlining tour across the US in 2018.
Kicking off in Bellingham, WA’s Wild Buffalo on January 18th, the tour will be making stops in cities like Chicago, Cleveland, and New York. Full tour dates listed below, and tickets can be purchased.
VENIICE x Matthew Steeper x Zav & Karra combine on ‘Enough’
American producer VENIICE delivers a stunning vocal collaboration featuring some of the scene’s most recent in-demand talent in the star-studded ‘Enough’.
Featuring the versatile talents of VENIICE, as well as up-and-coming producer Zav – ‘Enough’ brings the ever exquisite vocals of Matthew Steeper & Karra on-board to create a flexing, building atmospheric Future Bass masterpiece.
Live Nation Productions and Apple Music’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story, which features Sean Combs, Faith Evans, Lil’ Kim, Mase, 112 and Notorious B.I.G., received the “Hollywood Documentary Award” at the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards this Sunday, November 5. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, directed by Daniel Kaufman and produced by Sean “Diddy” Combs and Heather Parry, alongside executive producers Michael Rapino, Andre Harrell and Alex Avant, started its journey at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27 and premiered exclusively on Apple Music on June 25th. The critically-acclaimed documentary, which explores the passion and personalities behind Bad Boy Entertainment, hit no. 1 on the iTunes documentary charts in US, Canada, UK, France and Australia.
Peter Matthew Bauer is an American singer and recording artist born in 1978 in Washington DC. He has had a strange, storied and original career. A founder of seminal New York art rock band the Walkmen, he released 6 full length albums with the band before his first solo LP Liberation! in 2014. Concurrently, Peter moved to Los Angeles and founded two organizations: the artist management/production label Fortune Tellers Music and the Laurel Canyon Center For Consciousness Studies, focusing on his esoteric work as a writer and astrologer and drawing influence from different schools of eastern philosophy along with the work of Carl Jung, Alejandro Jodorowsky and the western phenomenologist and Islamic scholar Henry Corbin.
RIOT Reworks Infected Mushroom’s Classic “U R So Fucked”
Infected Mushroom’s fan-favorite anthem “U R So Fucked” receives the remix treatment from fellow Israelis, RIOT. Working in vocoded lyrics, trance-inspired chords, and massive festival trap drops, the Army of Mushrooms single gets an energetic reboot.
Happy to announce that this afternoon Huffington Post shared the video for Uncle Meg’s “Winning It Or Losing It.” The track is the first single off the upcoming album, Can’t Stay Say The Same, which comes out on December 1. Along with the premiere is also a moving essay by Max Skaff (AKA, Uncle Meg) about what it was like going through a female to male transition while making an album.
On November 9-12, 2017 a global assortment of music industry professionals will converge at multiple venues across Kingston Jamaica for the 5th annual Jamaica Music Conference (JMC). This 5th staging has been themed, “Reclaiming Our Identity: The rising impact of Jamaica’s music, content and culture”. This landmark 5th staging sees more than 40 music industry groupings lending their official endorsement of the annual event. It importantly marks the first year for NY-based Irie Jam, Caribbean Airlines and the Florida-based Irie Foundation’s participation as major partners.
Already making waves, the four have opened for American Authors and X Ambassadors in addition to selling out several shows in the southwest region.”Cold War” already has over 100,000 plays on Spotify and is setting up Overzealous as a hallmark album for the band.Stay tuned as Foreign Figures welcome more music to finish 2017 and launch them into 2018, and catch them live on December 1 at JaM Cellars in,Napa, CA, December 7 at Last Exit Live in Phoenix, AZ.
Ghostpoet Shares Video For “Woe Is Meee”
Directed by Savannah Setten of RSA / Blak Dog Films, it features a brief cameo from Obaro. The idea behind the video was, as she explains:”Depicting the darker, emotional response I had to the track led me to build a world around an atypical senior citizen (played by John O’Brien) who at 70, finding himself in a society openly discussing gender neutrality, chooses to address his deepest most insular struggles around sexuality and persona.”
CHRIS BROWN’S “HEARTBREAK ON A FULL MOON” DEBUTS AT #1
Digitally released off-cycle on Tuesday, October 31, with physical CDs made available on Friday, November 3, Chris Brown’s Heartbreak on a Full Moon debuts this week at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #3 on Billboard 200 chart. Despite the short sales week, Heartbreak marks the Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter’s seventh #1 debut on the R&B/Hip-Hop album chart and eighth Top Ten solo album debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Internationally, Brown officially debuted Top 10 in the UK (#10), Australia (#5) and New Zealand (#3).
Warbly Jets Release Debut Album & Tour the US with Liam Gallagher
Los Angeles quartet Warbly Jets have announced they will head back out on the road this month supporting Liam Gallagher on his North American tour, kicking off on the 13th in San Francisco and wrapping on the 30th in Philadelphia.
DJ Seinfeld announces his long-awaited debut album ‘Time Spent Away From U’ on Lobster Fury out November 3rd. The album follows a year packed with EP releases on Endotherm, Natural Sciences and E-Beamz.
‘Time Spent Away From U’ is an extended post-heartbreak love letter, delivered via the medium of the dance floor. A trip through the spectral shades of modern and vintage house and techno via heaving breaks and stuttering acid. Presented on the special label collaboration of Lobster Theremin & Meda Fury.
Nahko releases hilarious new video for ‘Be Here Now’
Nahko has revealed the brand new lyric video for his latest single ‘Be Here Now’. Taken from his eclectic new album My Name Is Bear, ‘Be Here Now’ reveals a new side to his sound with a gorgeously goofy new lyric video.
Hungary’s black metal unit Nocrul release new album “Eye Of Terror”
Hungarian black metallers Nocrul have released their fourth full-length “Eye Of Terror” via Bandcamp. It contains seven new heroic black metal songs and a cover from the band Heaven And Hell.
The band comments: “The Eye of Terror is a realm of madness and despair, where skies weep blood, ancient stars burn in multi-coloured flares and the whims of the Dark Gods of Chaos hold sway. The weak and foolish bands like to say the new record is their very best – we think this kind of statement is pure humiliating of the previous releases and the listeners who enjoyed them. Nocrul’s new material is just as good as any others before! The only but slightly differences is that the songs have more variety through the album than before – not to be better, but because this was the requirement of the Chaos Gods!”
Wydlerness share new sun drenched video for ’72 & Sunny’
New sun-drenched band Wylderness have just released their debut single ’72 and Sunny’ on Succulent Recordings. Today they share the video for that single.
Their blend of pop and shoegaze sits comfortably next to contemporaries such as DIIV, with clear echoes of My Bloody Valentine and Ride to be found within their wall of guitar fuzz. It’s the first taste of the Cardiff-London based band’s self-titled debut album, which is set for release in early 2018.
This past Saturday, Mary Anne Hobbs exclusively played “Fårö”, the latest track from Martyn Heyne’s upcoming debut LP Electric Intervals, out November 17th on 7K!. The 405 is premiering the track online, and it’s streaming via Bandcamp.
Rhye Releases New Music Video for “Taste”
Rhye today released a new music video for their most recent single “Taste”, directed and produced by digital programming brand, DanceOn. In the spirit of artistic collaboration, Rhye approached DanceOn to create a compelling visual story to accompany the track. The stunning result was choreographed by and features Noelle Marsh, as well as Madelyn Spang and Mason Cutler.
Jane N’ The Jungle Release Official Music Video for “Wild Side”
Phoenix, AZ based Alternative Rock Band Jane N’ The Jungle has released the Official Music Video for their newest energetic, wild, and contagiously addicting single”Wild Side”. Originally premiered on AntiHero Magazine, “Wild Side” was directed and filmed by Will Goldstein.
Dutch four-piece Canshaker Pi have premiered their new single ‘Pressure From Above’ at DIY where they were described as ‘an off-kilter delight’. They have also announced several UK live dates for December including 4 supporting The Cribs. “Pressure From Above embodies the loneliness of being in large groups of people at night. Staying in bars too long on a daily basis resulting in a feeling of progresslessness,” says Willem Smit, singer and guitarist in Canshaker Pi.
“Butterflies,” which peaked at #2 on Spotify Australia’s Viral Chart, is written about the concept of persistent, living fear. Purposefully intense in its nature with pulsing synth and minimal percussion, the track, like much of the music No Mono has been working on, is dark but transcendent, invoking a sense of great hope.
Lil Pump is on tour!
Lil Pump has received critical acclaim courtesy of XXL, Hot New Hip Hop, Pitchfork, Genius, Forbes, Billboard, High Snobiety, The New York Times and more. His debut album highlights features from Lil Yachty, Gucci Mane, Smokepurpp, Chief Keef, 2 Chainz, and Rick Ross.
Y.O.U.N.G announce UK headline tour
Y.O.U.N.G have announced their first ever UK headline tour through Live Nation in support of their new single ‘Exposure’. The band will play five dates calling at Glasgow, Birmingham, Newcastle, London and Manchester. Tickets are available on O2 pre-sale to fans on November 8th and general sale on November 10th via TicketWeb.
To mark the announcement Y.O.U.N.G have released the lyric video for ‘Exposure’, which features them performing the track against a technicolour background.
Kelly Lee Owens covers Aaliyah’s ‘More Than A Women’
London-based producer Kelly Lee Owens has had a remarkable 2017 with the release of her self-titled, debut album via Smalltown Supersound. She’s been named one of the most exciting new artists to watch from the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum, and many more. As the year winds down, Kelly releases a cover of Aaliyah’s “More Than A Woman” and a remix of her cover, available to stream today and for purchase digitally and on limited edition 12″ on December 8th. In addition to the new 12″, Smalltown Supersound will also be releasing a deluxe edition of Kelly’s debut album, featuring brand new tracks, due out on 24th November 2017.
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS Mark Election Day With New Song “The Perilous Night”
This Election Day, Drive-By Truckers return with a timely 7″ that picks up where their critically acclaimed, politically charged 2016 album, American Band, left off. The group also announced its first live shows of 2018.
Brooklyn’s Native Sun will release its debut EP, Songs Born From Love and Hate, on November 17th via PaperCup Music & Buen Dia Records. A five-track introduction to the band’s loud, urgent brand of rock ‘n’ roll, it includes the single “Palindrome,” which was featured on Glassnote Records’ Noteworthy 01 compilation earlier this year.
Today, the band shares album single “I Don’t Mind,” which features chugging guitars beneath lead singer Danny Gomez’s snarling, fuzzed-out vocals. You can stream the track where it premiered with AllMusic or on SoundCloud.
BE GOOD share new video for ‘Nightbus’
Taking inspiration from sources as disparate as Parliament and Frank Ocean, their new single Nightbus is the third and penultimate release on Communion Singles Club of 2017.
Ash Cooke (guitar/vocals) and Charlie Clark (drums) originally met at a ceramics evening-class, but it wasn’t long until they had begun spending their evenings recording together in a shared house in the east of the city. The line-up was completed by synth player James Cunning (a customer in the café Clark was working at) and bassist Patrick Burley (a mutual friend they tried to impress through repeated gig invites)
Lewis Lane (electro-pop) returns w/ anthemic new single, “Can’t Get Enough”
Lewis Lane is the moniker of the talented Brooklyn-based singer Katherine Smith, whose voice pairs the breathy seduction of Lana Del Rey with the force of a singer like Adele, resulting in a sound that bridges the gap between soul and pop, grounded in contemporary production. Lane’s vocals were recently used in Mura Masa’s track “Love$ick” (feat. A$AP Rocky), which has eclipsed over 110 million streams on Spotify alone.
NSTASIA shares new song produced by Skrillex
Haitian-American singer/songwriter NSTASIA shares her latest song “Parachute” from her upcoming debut New Religion EP out November 17. It was produced by Skrillex, who asked to be apart of the song upon first hearing it. It further showcases NSTASIA’s undeniable skill as a songwriter and ability to create indelible songs, positioning her as one of tomorrow’s most promising new stars. She will be doing a special live performance at iHeart Radio’s New York headquarters later this evening – stream the show HERE.
SXSW Music Festival Announces Next Round of Artists
The South by Southwest® Music Festival (SXSW®) has announced another round of artists invited to perform at the 2018 event. Each year the SXSW Music Festival hosts a select mix of new, up-and-coming, international, and legendary artists from multiple genres. The festival is the destination for all who share a passion for creativity and new music discovery: industry professionals and influencers from the worlds of music, tech, and film; international media; and music fans. The SXSW Music Festival’s 32nd annual event takes place on stages around central Austin from Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 2018.
The SXSW Music Festival programmers curate a unique music festival experience. A few highlights from this round of artists scheduled to perform are Andrew W.K. (New York, NY), Boy Harsher (Northhampton, MA), Holy Motors (Tallinn, Estonia), Joe Crepúsculo (Barcelona, Spain), Knox Fortune (Chicago, IL), Lido Pimienta (Toronto, Canada), Molly Burch (Austin, TX), Mothers (Athens, GA), Otzeki (London, England), Quiet Slang (Philadelphia, PA), Rapsody (Snow Hill, NC), Tedy Andreas (Houston, TX), and Wallows (Los Angeles, CA).
GOLDLINK HITS #1 AT URBAN RADIO WITH “CREW”
GoldLink’s “Crew” has hit #1 on Urban radio, dethroning Cardi B’s eight week reign in the position with “Bodak Yellow.” After 22 weeks on the chart, this week marks GoldLink’s first #1 entry. In addition to his Urban radio success, “Crew” has also reached #9 on the Rhythmic chart (a new high) and is still climbing. The hit single is taken from GoldLink’s critical-acclaimed major label debut, At What Cost, which was released earlier this year on RCA Records and whose cumulative streaming, track sales and video views now reaches 247 million worldwide.
Atlantic Records multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer Nicky Blitz has released his brand new song “Walk” – listen HERE. Blitz co-wrote “Walk” with Madison Love, who wrote “Bad Things” for Machine Gun Kelly / Camila Cabello, “Dead” for Madison Beer, “Think Before I Talk” for Astrid S, “Por Favor” for Pitbull/Fifth Harmony and many more. “Walk” is now featured in Snapchat’s newly launched 3D Bitmoji Lens.
A favorite of tastemakers and artists alike, including Pharrell Williams, who enthusiastically co-signed him onstage at last weekend’s ComplexCon, Berkeley’s Rexx Life Raj is one of the most profound and talented artists in Hip-Hop. Floating over a halting, soulful, sample-heavy instrumental, Raj shines on “Where I Belong,” his latest video. Effortlessly switching between double-time rhythmics and soaring melodies, Raj announces his intentions to the world. Though he has a lot of things to figure out, he knows exactly what he wants: to conquer the rap game. Premiered by HighSnobiety, “Where I Belong” is the latest release from Father Figure 2: Flourish, Raj’s upcoming album, following the Billboard-premiered, Russ-featuring “Burn Baby Burn.” Featuring appearances from G-Eazy, Russ, and Iman Europe and contributions from some of the Bay Area’s most innovative producers, including Mikos Da Gawd, JULiA LEWiS, Ian McKee, Drew Banga, Kyle Betty, and more, Father Figure 2: Flourish arrives on November 17th via EMPIRE.
Robert Finley Debuts Music Video For “Get It While You Can”
This morning, soul singer Robert Finley debuts his new music video for “Get It While You Can” via Rolling Stone, who call him a “swaggering soul man”. The song was written by The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach, John Prine, and Pat McLaughlin and features performances by Auerbach on electric guitar, Russ Pahl on acoustic guitar, & Bobby Wood on piano. You can watch the new video, directed by Gus Black on Rolling Stone.
Today, Spafford has announced 17 new dates for their ‘For Amusement Only’ Winter 2018 Tour. The tour starts on January 11th in Minneapolis, Minnesota, kicking off a 4-night run across the Midwest that will also see the band hit Milwaukee, WI; Detroit, MI; and Cleveland, OH. Following this initial string of shows, Spafford heads east, headlining venues in Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, and New Jersey for the Northeast leg of the tour. After a performance in Washington D.C. on January 25th at Union Stage, the group sets its sights southward. After one-off performances in Raleigh, NC, and at Atlanta’s Terminal West, Spafford will bring their ‘For Amusement Only’ Winter 2018 Tour to Florida, with dates in Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville.