LÉON SHARES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “I BELIEVE IN US”
The charismatic singer had appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot and Meadows Festival in the summer and just recently wrapped up her second North American headline tour this fall.
NF UNVEILS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “LET YOU DOWN”
Today, Michigan rapper, singer, and songwriter NF shares the official video for his focus single, “Let You Down.” Teaming up with his frequent collaborator Patrick Tohill to co-direct and co-produce the video, Feuerstein gives fans another opportunity to experience his vision for Perception.
LA-based Palm Springsteen shares their latest video “She’s Got Claws” via Purple. The band explains that it’s about the “macabre sensation of someone metaphorically digging their claws into your love life”. Palm Springsteen is gearing up to release their debut LP, Trouble in Paradise, stay tuned for more details coming soon.
ED SHEERAN UNVEILS “PERFECT” MUSIC VIDEO
Shot in Hintertux, Austria last month, the accompanying video script was written by Ed himself alongside past collaborator, Jason Koeing (“Shape of You”), who also directed the video. Following the song’s narrative of Ed falling in love with a girl he grew up with.
R&B CROONER OMAR WILSON RELEASES HIS NEW SINGLE
BSE Recordings R&B Crooner OMAR WILSON prepares for the release of his new single, the classic, “It’s A Man’s World”, originally performed by the one and only James Brown. The classic song will be available on Friday, November 10th, 2017, via all digital platforms.
Aquamarine is the debut album by Souns, an ambient project by the well recognized Vancouver-based producer and dj Michael Red. With Souns, Red explores themes that are reflective of the natural world, the unseen world, outer space, and transcendence. Performances are largely intuitive and improvised, sometimes guided. The audio is an immersive world of deep sonic output, lucid introspection, and seemingly endless layers of sound.
DJ/producer pioneers A-Trak & Baauer have joined forces for two new songs ahead of their B2B tour hitting North America throughout November. The new tracks “Fern Gully” and “Dumbo Drop” see the artists connect for the first time, resulting in an explosion of creativity and quirky ideas. It’s been a long time since anyone has heard club music sound this fun, with early support from a wide range of DJs including Tchami, Hudson Mohawke, Dillon Francis and The Magician. Throughout their careers the duo have defied genres and conventional trends and let their versatility shine through on everything they touch.
Lawrenz Arcadia – ‘Positive’ Single
Lawrenz Arcadia is the stage name for producer and hip hop artist James Durack who hails from the seaside township of Margaret River. After being involved in a number of bands and school classical performances from 2006 -2010, James made the move to the big smoke, Perth city, where he commenced a bachelor in Audio Engineering at the SAE institute during 2016. It was there that he gained an insight into the possibilities of live recording whilst experimenting with the fusion of electronic and acoustic elements.
“Spotify Pop” duo LET’S MARS set to reveal debut single “HISTORY”
The track is a non-traditional love song and features dreamy instrumentals that complement the seductive vocals. “HISTORY” acts as the perfect introduction to the “Spotify pop” duo’s distinctive approach and playfully edgy attitude.
ENTER SHIKARI Go To Space for New Single Video “The Sights”
ENTER SHIKARI keep their feet firmly on the ground as they go into space in the video for new single “The Sights” (impact date: December 15th) and is taken from the critically-acclaimed UK Top Five album THE SPARK out now through Play It Again Sam/Ambush Reality.
MOON TAXI RELEASES VIDEO FOR SINGLE “TWO HIGH”
Nashville’s own alt-rock-five-piece band Moon Taxi has just released the video for their newest single “Two High” via RCA Records. Following in line with the sentiment of the track’s title, the video trails the band and their fans throughout the world, backstage and on stage at their electrifying live shows that have earned them millions of fans. It’s a timely song given that it is “a song about hope,” expressed frontman Trevor Terndrup. “Hope for understanding, hope for acceptance, and hope for our future. We were inspired by the simple and universal peace sign. It’s a gesture we would like to see more of.”
VANDROYA: “THE PATH TO THE ENDLESS FALL” MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED
The female fronted progressive power metal band VANDROYA just released a music video for “The Path To The Endless Fall”, the second single from their new album “Beyond The Human Mind”. The album is available now through Inner Wound Recordings in Europe and North America and through Bickee Music in Japan.
Gobstopper alumni Loom returns to Mr. Mitch’s label for this third outing since debuting with ‘Grade’ back in 2014.
Now a founding member of club collective and party, Acid Fantasy — a popular club night he has helped run for the past year alongside Akito and Nervous Horizon duo TSVI and Wallwork — Loom’s palette has continued to expand and evolve, as evidenced by sparkling new record, ‘London Ambient’.
Belfast duo New Portals have released the video for their brand new single ‘Chasing Shade’. The new single is the latest to be taken from their recently released Golden Hour EP.
The video premiered today with Clash who said, “The pair’s songwriting has a floral, pastoral quality, melodically easy on the ear while continually cutting a little deeper. New single ‘Chasing Shade’ is the perfect example. The duo’s voices intermingle, before tumbling down into a supple bath of electronics.”
LISTEN TO SIA’S BALLAD “SNOWMAN”
Today Sia has released “Snowman” – a ballad which is the second taste of music from her first-ever holiday album, Everyday is Christmas, to be released on November 17, 2017 via Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic Records. The collection of original holiday songs, written by Sia and Greg Kurstin, is available for pre-order now.
SECT – founded by members of Cursed, Left For Dead, Catharsis, Undying, Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance, Day Of Suffering, Racetraitor, and more — has issued an official video created for the song “Day For Night,” which hails from the band’s impending second album, No Cure For Death, set for release later this month through Southern Lord.
Raising Cadence Releases Live Video for “Take Me Higher”
Orlando alternative pop-rock outfit Raising Cadence has just released their newest EP, Take Me Higher. Produced by Randall Karriker (Stages and Stereos, The Dangerous Summer), the EP features an eclectic mix of five energetic indie-rock tracks crafted with the intention to move the listener with emotion. Earlier this year, the band gave fans a taste of what to expect when they released the EP’s title track, “Take Me Higher,” an uplifting, danceable groove that brings out the best in you. Today, the band is thrilled to unveil a live performance video of the EP’s title track filmed at their EP release show with The Spill Canvas last month in Orlando, FL.
Bryde explores the self-deception of lust in new single ‘Desire’
Being human is being imperfect, impulsive and vulnerable, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the daily struggle to gratify our desires. For Welsh songwriter Bryde, it’s a theme that bears close exploration.
“‘Desire’ is about lust, our need for instant gratification, about desire’s addictive qualities and how they can make us behave. I was inspired both by the way people have treated me and how I’ve treated others and how I’ve become unrecognisable to myself in the past just to appeal to this side of someone else’s personality.”
Singer-songwriter NADINE releases music video for new single ‘Rise’
With a distinctive, ethereal voice, London based NADINE is starting to have a real impact in both her native Switzerland and the UK. Nadine grew up in the picturesque Emmental, where her multi-instrumentalist mother introduced Nadine to the English-speaking world of soulful pop and first tastes of live music. Nadine moved to London in 2011 where she started exploring the London music scene, playing stripped back piano sets at venues such as The Bedford, Hoxton Underbelly, Proud Camden and living room gigs with Sofar Sounds. Nadine released her debut EP Spring Will Come in 2013 which climbed up the singer-songwriter iTunes charts and lead single Snowflake got a warm reception on BBC Introducing. Nadine released her second and more electronic EP Exile in 2015. Lead single This Isn’t Love gained Clare Balding’s attention who played it on BBC Radio 2.
Portland psych/garage rock band WIBG (fka Wooden Indian Burial Ground) share full stream
Today, the band shared the full stream of the strange, engrossing Winnie and the Nihilist via Culture Collide, with a guide to Portland and an interview. The outlet says of the record, “[it’s] nine tracks of jam-pack, non-stop energetic fuel, that will leave listeners daring to seize the day, or at the very least, partake in some solid moshing.”
Glasgow Underground celebrates 20 years with ‘Underground Sound of Glasgow’ album
Glasgow Underground have unveiled a new compilation to celebrate its twenty years at the cutting edge of the Scottish music scene. Curated by label owner Kevin McKay, ‘Underground Sound of Glasgow’ is filled with exclusive cuts from label affiliates and the finest Glaswegian newcomers.
Compiled of 15 tracks, the impressive collection of work features tracks from Hammer, JD Twitch, Jasper James, Ceol, Auntie Flo and Kevin McKay himself. Encapsulating the sound of a city across the broad and diverse musical selection, the album takes in influence from the nugroove, italo house and balearic beats that Kevin fell in love with from his experiences at Sub Club. From Auntie Flo’s downtempo tribal sound, Hammer’s adventurous synth-heavy melodies, Ceol’s 80s groove and Jasper James’ feel-good remix of Romanthony’s ‘Bring You Up’.
Rothwell Single ‘Freedom’
The likes of Justin Bieber, Annie Mac and Mista Jam have already picked up on the gifted and dynamic singer-songwriter and, now the rest of the world can catch up as she releases the anthemic single ‘Freedom’ on 8th December.
“Freedom” is about wrecked youth”, says Rothwell of the track destined to resonate with a social-media obsessed age. ‘The innocence of youth meets the panic and heartache of being self-destructive and needing gratification and sympathy from people around you.’
Northern Italy’s Bee Bee Sea plays a high-energy, fuzzed-out mix of garage and psych that has earned comparisons to Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. Following their 2015 S/T debut an a three-track EP last year, they will release their sophomore album, Sonic Boomerang, next Friday (11/17) via Dirty Water Records USA & Wild Honey Records.
Ekali releases “Past Life” feat. Opia
Canadian producer Ekali has released his latest song “Past Life” featuring indie electronic duo Opia. The track is his second original since signing to OWSLA / Atlantic / Big Beat in August, following his massive single “Babylon” featuring Denzel Curry as well as three stellar remixes from Skrillex & Ronny J, sober rob & oshi, and josh pan & X&G. “Past Life” is a lighter and more melodic side of Ekali, a display of his versatility across multiple styles of production.
ATLANTIC RECORDS AND NETFLIX TEAM UP TO UNVEIL BRIGHT: THE ALBUM
Atlantic Records has unleashed the first two exclusive tracks from BRIGHT: THE ALBUM, the official companion to the upcoming Netflix blockbuster film Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. The album’s lead single “World Gone Mad” by Bastille and superstar collaboration “Darkside” by Ty Dolla $ign & Future (Feat. Kiiara) are available now via all DSPs. “World Gone Mad,” which will impact alternative radio stations nationwide today, is accompanied by a new companion visual featuring exclusive never-before-seen footage from Bright, streaming now HERE.
When describing the music video the band states, “‘Window’ is a song of a naive, passionate love. The video is a blend of John Cusack’s Say Anything and the classic tale of Rapunzel. Can Magic Giant save the day?”
The three-piece band’s debut In The Wind has had success with its first single, “Set on Fire”, amassing over 4 million streams in less than one year. The song even reached #4 on Spotify’s US Viral 50. Additionally, their music has received praise from outlets such as NPR, Paste, Billboard, and even Rolling Stone, who calls their music, “A boot-stomping, banjo-toting collective delivering boho-chic pop hooks somewhere between the Avett Brothers and the Chemical Brothers.”
Pop punk band Bleacher Days announce December tour with Riviera
Bleacher Days will playing songs off their upcoming EP I only Saw True Purpose, produced by Chris Piquette (Trophy Wives, Lions Lions). The angst-charged, introspective songs on the new EP are poppy, but still pack enough punch to keep the mosh pits moving. Vocalist Wren Mohammed says the new record “is the product of frustration resulting from our lives and our relationships. The songs are a blunt chronicle of the back end of a 7 year relationship I was in and start to finish, each song is just frustration.”
ARGRPH to release new double A side single ‘Llosgi Me/Llawn’
Over the last 12 months ARGRPH have released two of the most emotionally brave and naked songs in recent memory, ‘Tywod’ (Sand) and ‘CYMORTH’ (Support). Songs that dealt with and explored self-doubt, self-loathing and self-awareness, loneliness and confusion; themes seldom explored within pop culture.
For ARGRPH’s new release, the double A side single of Llosgi Me (Burn Me) and Llawn (Full), songwriter vocalist Emyr Sion Taylor has musically started anew, recording and playing all the instruments himself in his flat in Cardiff. This time the sound is more playful than the bands trademark melancholic slacker / surf rock.
Peter More and his bandmates are proud to debut their official video for “In the Basement”, which premiered yesterday exclusively on Modern Vinyl. Both the song and video have an extensive background story, as the recording process was spread throughout several different locations and studios. The video is a montage of clippings from studio footage, concert shots and moments on the road. The camera follows the band as they travel through Mexico, Texas, California, Utah, Colorado, Woodstock and New York; including some footage from the tour dates where they accompanied Grace Potter.
Innovative musician and Grammy winning producer Son Little has partnered with brewing company Lagunitas to raise money for storied civil rights non profit, the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Son Little will release live, stripped down interpretations of tracks from his acclaimed new album, New Magic. The songs will be available via videos filmed in a different city along Son Little’s tour; download the tracks and watch the videos on Son Little’s website. All proceeds from the downloads will go to Southern Poverty Law Center.
Madison Unveils Powerful New Single “Hustle”
Today, the queen of infectious pop, Madison, returns with her mesmerizing new single “Hustle” out on her own label, G Records. Dedicated to female empowerment, the high octane beats combined with Madison’s signature sticky-sweet vocals create an earworm of a dazzling dark pop gem that’s undeniably addicting.
Hollie Cook premieres “Survive” music video
Tropical punk rock wonder Hollie Cook returns with her third solo effort, Vessel of Love (out January 26), marking her first album collaboration with Merge Records as well as legendary producer Martin “Youth” Glover. Today, she’s sharing a jubilant music video for “Survive” and 2018 tour dates in both Europe and North America. Coupled with a charming interview, check out the video on Refinery29 who proclaims, “Cook has developed a musical sound that’s all her own… we guarantee you haven’t heard anything like it before.” Dive in!
William Patrick Corgan Performs “The Spaniards”
In case you missed it, last night Two-timeGRAMMY® Award winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins frontman, William Patrick Corgan stopped by CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform “The Spaniards”.
There are many moments, memories, people, and places stretched across Alex Rose’s Arcadian Pages. The debut album from the Los Angeles-born, Austin-raised musician is a project four years in the making, an intimate and evocative collection of mental snapshots, born in homes, houses, cars, and hotels spanning from Washington to New York to Texas and California.
dIVA shared first single “Lune”
After about four years of hard working, Swiss indie-pop/dark-folk/trip-hop trio dIVA is proud to announce the upcoming release of its debut full-length album called ‘SOL’ and planned for LP & Digital on November 24th through Division Records.
To offer a first glance on their amazing work, the three musicians unveiled a few days ago an official music video illustrating the single “Lune” available right now on YouTube.
Abbi Press on “Butterfly Effect”: “If life always gives you lemons, what do you make of it? I wrote this song as a demo for another producer over a year ago, but loved it so much that I decided to produce my own instrumental for it. It’s the first time I’ve tracked myself playing electric guitar, live drums from my drummer, Robby Bowen, and flourishes from Anna Bikales on the harp. ‘Butterfly Effect’ encapsulates a bittersweet motif of hoping for something better, but continually fighting outside forces of pressure and negativity that wear away at the inner depths of self to a point of disillusionment.”
The video showcases a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot, featuring Milk wearing three different iconic Madonna looks. The looks featured include the “Hung Up” music video, the “Living for Love” music video, and the Cone Bra from the Blonde Ambition Tour. Madonna can be heard throughout in voiceover, speaking about expressing yourself, loving yourself, and loving your skin.
Too $hort Enlists G-Eazy & Ezale for “Sidepieces”
Pioneering godfather of West Coast hip-hop and gangsta rap Too $hort prepares for the release of his 20th (and final) studio album The Pimp Tape [EMPIRE (slated for early 2018)]. Tomorrow, Too $hort unleashes Bay Area collective, Hella Disrespectful. The mixtape sheds light on the surge of local talent being fostered in his hometown of Oakland and the greater Bay Area including G-Eazy, Mozzy, Nef Tha Pharaoh, Iamsu!, Mistah F.A.B., E-40 and more!
GUNNYH “IT’S ON TONIGHT”
Hailing from the ‘city of brotherly love’, 9:19 Music Group signee, GunnyH, grabs fellow Philadelphian, Plat, for the type of party video you wished you had been invited to. Philly is a balls to the wall kind of city and “It’s On Tonight” reps the ethos well. Set to a gregarious King Graint-produced beat, Gunny and crew can be seen rampaging through a mansion in a way that frankly, mansions weren’t meant to be rampaged through, and having a ball. If you’re a Philly native yourself, you’ve likely heard Gunny’s single, “Understand”, which also featues Plat, on your radio. If you’re not, keep your eyes and ears peeled all the same as 2018 will see the release of Gunny’s debut album. LITTY!
Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus” – which certainly describes the scene on the dance floors whenever the band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms. But it also describes Buyepongo’s riotous mash-up of influences, which absorbs hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz sounds into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latin American diaspora. Like its name, the band is part hybrid, part invention, something untranslatable that nevertheless perfectly captures its uniquely vibrant spirit.
Watch for Horses: New California Sound Infectious Single
Watch for Horses fuses radiant melodies, surprising progressions and warm laid-back vocals. Taking inspiration from the likes of The Smiths and Young The Giant, the band have concocted a playful indie rock sound, flavored with So-Cal pop.
Watch for Horses is an American indie rock band from Norwalk, California, formed in 2011. The band consists of Joshua Borja, Julian Chavez, Bryant Genuino and Ralph Tafoya. United, the musical ensemble seeks to use their sound as a way of expressing what words cannot. “Music lends itself to every emotion. Every feeling. Every instinct. Music can bring you back to a time or place. It has such a profound effect on the human mind” confides Tafoya.
Following the release of her new song “Outsiders,” Au/Ra has been named one of VEVO’s DSCVR Artists To Watch 2018. Check out her co-sign interview with her father, Torsten Stenzel, and live acoustic performance of “Outsiders” now.
Au/Ra, born in Ibiza, has a rich linguistic and cultural background that gives her the ability at 15 to write glistening alternative pop songs that speak to everyone. Her debut single “Concrete Jungle” and track “Kicks” have 20 million combined streams worldwide.
Famous Dex Drops ‘Dex Meets Dexter’ Album Visualizer + #2 on Spotify’s Viral Charts
After a successful release of his newest single, “Pick It Up” featuring A$AP Rocky, Famous Dex gives fans a visual preview of his up coming debut album, Dex Meets Dexter.
Shot in Los Angeles, CA and directed by Davy Gomez, the visual preview is inspired by David Fincher’s cult classic, Flight Club. The short film showcases the awkward run-in of Dex’s alter-egos at a nightclub. The Dex Meets Dexter album fans will get a chance to sonically experience the dual personalities that make up Famous Dex.
NATVRE’S: Early Cvlts By Greek Black Metal Trio Streaming At Decibel Magazine
“Early Cvlts had a difficult birth, NATVRE’S states. “We put everything we could into making a record that has more on everything than our debut album Wrath. More heaviness, more darkness, more despair, and more evilness. And it’s more difficult to do that when you write straightforward songs because you are naked, and you can’t hide yourself in the fog of complicity.”
Single: Blu and Exile – “Christmas Missed Us”
With incisive rhymes and gorgeously dusty soul-sampling beats, the rapper/producer duo Blu and Exile specialize in thought-provoking, head-nodding underground classics. Commenting the inevitable disappointment of the holiday season in poor neighborhoods, Blu & Exile share “Christmas Missed Us.” Foregoing traditional holiday sounds in favor of boom-bap drums and spindly guitar harmonics, “Christmas Missed Us” is a bittersweet rumination on how the celebration of Jesus’s birthday warped into a display of wealth inequality, portraying Santa Claus in a humorous light. Recorded in collaboration with Amazon Music, “Christmas Missed Us” will appear exclusively on Christmas Soul, a holiday-themed Amazon playlist with covers and originals from the likes of Open Mike Eagle, Nicole Atkins and others. “Christmas Missed Us” is a comforting follow-up to e In The Beginning: Before The Heavens, a new collection of unearthed gems from the sessions of the duo’s cult-classic Below The Heavens album.
Alana Henderson – Hozier’s cellist making chilling Irish folk
Alana Henderson is a cellist and singer-songwriter from Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Her self-released Wax and Wane EP (2014) drew solid comparisons to Joanna Newsome and Fiona Apple. Shortly thereafter she stepped up to accompany Hozier on cello and supporting vocals. Between 2014-2015 she played over 300 headline shows with Hozier’s band, including notable performances at Glastonbury, Saturday Night Live, Jools Holland and the Grammy’s with Annie Lennox. Her new single, “Let This Remain,” is an icy and unforgiving anti-ballad, fusing an electronic undercurrent to her darkly organic indie-folk.
Battleme, the project of multi-instrumentalist Matt Drenik, teeters on that comfortable edge of all familiar sounds and vibes we dig – rock ‘n’ roll, oozing with urgency and purpose, and a lilting blues-infused swagger that ties it all together. You may recognize Drenik’s name from his years fronting sludge-happy LIONS, or from his cover of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My,” which landed on the overly marathoned Sons of Anarchy. His new album under Battleme, Cult Psychotia, dropped last month on El Camino Media, and today we’re premiering the video for new track “Misfit Honey Bear.”
Coming up next Sunday, November 19, San Francisco-based singer-guitarist-social activist Diana Gameros celebrates the release of her sophomore studio album Arrullo at Gallery 263 (Cambridge, MA). Gameros has resided in the United States for more than two decades, and for much of that time, she’s been an undocumented immigrant. Now with legal status through a work permit and a green card on the way, Gameros records Arrullo in tribute to her homeland featuring 13 standout renditions of classic Mexican songs. In anticipation of soon returning to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico for the first time in 15 years, Gameros independently releases Arrullo on November 10, 2017. Billboard Magazine premiered the first single “Despierta,” which can be viewed at this link.