Today, two-time GRAMMY award-winning group EVANESCENCE release their fourth and most ambitious album to date SYNTHESIS via Sony Music Entertainment. The new album is a reimagining of some of EVANESCENCE’s best-loved songs – as well as a couple of new ones – recorded with a full orchestra and electronics, combined with the band and Amy Lee’s virtuoso piano and voice.
EVANESCENCE–lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist/ backing vocalist Jen Majura –worked on SYNTHESIS with long-time collaborator, orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell as well as co-producer William Hunt and programmer/mixer Damian Taylor, (Björk, The Killers & Arcade Fire). Living up to its name, SYNTHESIS is a combination of organic and synthesized sounds featuring Lee’s breathtaking singing and piano playing, supported by her band, a full symphony orchestra and an array of electronic music programming effects engineered by the band.
With millions of streams, regular radio plays in both Scandinavia and internationally and guest appearances on prime time TV, the British/ Swede Jack Moy has shown that there is a place for the organic indie rock sound in a computerized DJ-era.
Since the release of the debut album “All Alone On A Monday” on his own label in 2014, Jack Moy has gone from strength to strength and built a fanatic following with his powerful voice, energy, big sing-a-long choruses and lyrics. He has done unforgettable sold out shows in front of wild crowds who knows every word of the songs – a crowd that gets bigger with every show.
On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, Music Nova Scotia & Halifax Pop Explosion presents the annual Boston Christmas Tree Lighting Pre-Party at Great Scott. This FREE event will feature live performances from three of Nova Scotia’s premier musical artists: Port Cities, Cassie & Maggie, and Reeny Smith! The doors open at 8:30 PM with performances at 9:00 PM.
HISTORY – Nova Scotia donated a large Christmas tree to the city of Boston in thanks and remembrance for the help the Boston Red Cross and the Massachusetts Public Safety Committee provided immediately after the Halifax Explosion of 1917. Another Christmas tree was sent in 1971, and the tradition has continued ever since.
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.
Speaking about the inspiration of the new track, Yungblud says: “I spent most of my childhood on Denmark Street, Soho, London, it’s where I first picked up a guitar. At the moment there is a massive redevelopment going on which will eventually force a lot of independent businesses out of the area – I have a real connection to all the music and art stores and to see people trying to tear out its soul makes me super upset and really pissed off. FUCK THAT! Tin Pan Alley is where the foundations of British rock and roll and the pop music that we know today were built. Everyone from Jagger to Lennon to the Sex Pistols used to hang out there. To sit back and watch the transformation happen without saying something is not an idea that I’m into.”
JINCO Releases Newest Single
Hailing from Santa Cruz, California as a surfer gone wild, JINCO brings visceral performances and an energetic stage presence to every venue. Inspired by all mediums of art and armed with his unique blend of future trap and cinematic orchestral, JINCO’s music has been heard across the world. In 2016, his first original solo release “I Wonder” generated over 8 million plays while his second release, “Tokyo” generated over 15 million plays.
Empire Of The Sun returns with a new EP, On Our Way Home, which contains the band’s first new music in nearly a year. The alt-electro pioneers have also released stunning videos to accompany two of the tracks.
“We are back and we come with a labor of love and the might of our two hearts. We bring On Our Way Home to you humbly with our hats and helmets in our hands,” says Nick Littlemore, who founded Empire of the Sun with Luke Steele in 2008.
Lou Parker Releases ‘Piece of Mary’ Single
Brisbane singer-songwriter, Lou Parker, is releasing her new single, Piece of Mary in early November. Lou’s previous releases were warmly welcomed by the Brisbane music scene, with 4ZZZ FM describing her as a, “Ferocious contemporary take on singer-songwriters like Tory Amos, with a theatrical, bluesy twist.”
Nicolai – ‘Like a leaf’ – Soul from Norway
Nicolai is probably one of the most exciting new soul singers you’ll hear this fall. There, we said it. But it’s true. Well, partly true, but only in the sense that he isn’t a completely new soul singers. Some listeners might recognize him and his voice from the years he fronted the garage’y 60s and 70s influenced soul-rock band Bazooka Boppers.
Over the last few years he’s matured as an artist and gone deeper towards his soul and funk influences and roots, and discovered that he was quite comfortable there. He’s been writing a lot of songs, perfecting his vocals and recorded a stunner of a song: Like a leaf.
Jennifer Ann Shares New Track
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Ann has announced details of the ‘Take Me Home’ EP, set for self-release on 1 December, 2017. Initially from Circle Pines, Minnesota, the now London-based artist intertwines a classical music background with a compelling take on contemporary pop, fastening wistful vocals with a backdrop of gleaming soundscapes. Jennifer is now streaming the second single from the EP, ‘Fantasy’ – listen here.
Swedish alt-pop powerhouse NONONO release new single ‘Lost Song’ today
The Stockholm trio, comprised of Tobias Jimson (Astma), Michel Flygare (Rocwell) and Stina Wäppling made a very welcome return with their single ‘Masterpiece’ in September 2017. This was the first release since their breakthrough 2014 LP, ‘We Are Only What We Feel’, which featured earworm and global smash single ‘Pumpin Blood’. ‘Masterpiece’ marked the reformation of one of Sweden’s biggest pop prospects.
Other Creatures share second single ‘Soft & Sweet’
Dublin newcomers Other Creatures are set to announce the second single, “Soft And Sweet” from their aptly titled “The First EP” via indie label Trout Records. Joining their label mates Saint Sister, Tandem Felix and Spies, they are the latest act to emerge from a country teeming with talent.
E.M.M.A. releases new 12″, ‘Mindmaze / Pumpkin Emoji’
Following a series of standout releases on stateside imprint, Astral Plane, E.M.M.A. returns to Coyote Records for the first time proper with new 12″, ‘Mindmaze / Pumpkin Emoji’.
Having first provided a remix on Spokes’ inaugural EP (‘Green Eyes’) for the label back in 2015, E.M.M.A. has since kick-started her Angel Food radio show on NTS alongside Aimee Cliff, and also established Producer Girls — a nationwide workshop initiative aimed at helping aspiring women get into music production.
Harry Pane’s stunning new single
It comes after the release of his latest EP The Wild Winds earlier this year which saw him crowned as BBC Introducing’s Featured artist and picked to collaborate with Frank Turner at The Roundhouse for Frank’s Lost Evening’s with OneFest. Frank championed Harry as “an up-and-coming songwriter to watch, his delicate honesty and turn of phrase make him stand well clear of the pack”.
After a four year hiatus, the dynamic dance trio Pnau is releasing their highly anticipated album, “Changa,” today! As the date loomed near, the Australian collective have kept fans pumped by releasing powerful singles and captivating music videos that leave viewers wanting to hit the repeat button. “Go Bang” might be the last single from the album, but it serves as a white hot finale. It follows the theme of the last three singles, ‘ Chameleon’, ‘Young Melody’ and ‘Control Your Body,’ bringing ultra-high energy and throttling rhythms. Their single Chameleon was a mega-smash charting over 40 million streams and a triple platinum certification. Nominated for several ARAI awards in 2017, the trio once again showcases their inimitable deep house, funk, and hip hop vibes with yet another versatile new hit.
LA based DJ and producer MAKJ (aka Mackenzie Johnson) has delivered his new single, a synth-laden electro production titled ‘Too Far Gone.’
Having spent much of his career collaborating with some of today’s most talented DJs, his new solo track, ‘Too Far Gone,’ bridges the gap between Johnson’s early career and his return to more mainstream roots with 80’s inspired electro sounds and a deep bassline underpinned by the dreamy vocals of Chicago singer-songwriter Matthew Santos.
MATT WILLS SHARES VIDEO FOR SINGLE ‘LIGHTS OUT’
Rising artist Matt Wills shares the music video for his single Lights Out today. Directed by Chris Parton, the new video will continue the spotlight on Matt and his distinctive sound, mining from the same rich seam as acts like The XX and Ed Sheeran,
As a singer songwriter who pours romance and vitriol into his songs in equal measure and seeks out collaborators from the worlds of electronic music and grime to fuse his sound into something new, Matt Wills stands apart.
UK Decca Artists XamVolo Shares Feels Good Remix Produced By Freddie Joachim
XamVolo, who has been called a “formidable rising master of neo-soul,” is set to release several remix versions of his latest hit single, “Feels Good.”
With “Feels Good,” which dropped in September of this year, XamVolo laid his jazz influence bare with a sample from the legendary Thelonius Monk, while creating a unique contemporary hybrid with slick beats and soulful vocals.
The first remix of “Feels Good” was produced by Freddie Joachim and features Jaylien, a multi-talented producer, songwriter and singer from St. Louis, who has worked with the likes of Akon, Will.I.Am Quincy Jones and Kanye West.
COUSIN STIZZ SHARES NEW SONG “LACE UP”
Cousin Stizz today shares a new track “Lace Up,” which is now available to stream and purchase on all digital platforms. The track is Stizz’ first official release since his critically acclaimed One Night Only project.
Cavalry Unveil Cinematic Offering ‘Black’ From Forthcoming Debut EP
Emerging outfit Cavalry unveil latest cinematic number Black, taken from their forthcoming debut EP See The Night Perform out 1st December via Fierce Panda.
Led by a bruising and intimate lead vocal, Black’s dramatic, hallmark sound opens as a confessional kitchen-sink ballad before transcending into an instrumental storm and evolving into a psychedelic, arena-baiting breakdown.
Venomenal releases vocal debut ‘Run’
Rising Dutch talent Venomenal brings his playful, piano-lead House style to Enhanced in a delectable debut complete with the sublime vocal talents of Oumnia, in ‘Run’.
Coupling a light, xylophone lead with chunky grooving bass, Venomenal delivers a feel-good House hit tinged with Oumnia’s Pop melodic edge, ‘Run’ makes for a seamless debut on Enhanced for the Dutchman.
elbow To Release “The Best Of” November 24
Front-man and lyricist Guy Garvey explains of the forthcoming release: “Best Of’s are a good way of introducing new fans to a big back catalogue. My first Leonard Cohen album was ‘The Best Of’, same with Fleetwood Mac and Nick Drake. It took ages for us to decide what should go on ours but we got there in the end. We are really proud of this. It’s full of memories.”
Petit Biscuit’s Debut Album Presence Out Today
Recorded over the course of the past year, Petit Biscuit—a.k.a. Mehdi Benjelloun—wrote, produced and mixed Presence completely independently, finding time between high school exams and sold out tours across the U.S., Europe and beyond.
The album is Petit Biscut’s complete creative vision, and includes contributions from Bipolar Sunshine and Panama in addition to Lido. The album was mastered by legendary engineer Chab (Daft Punk, Air, Sebastien Tellier) in a nod to the forefathers of French dance music. Debut single “Waterfall” has been streamed more than 9 million times to date.
The song is the first to be unveiled from his forthcoming third EP, set for release in early 2018, and his first release since signing to Republic Records.
FEVER HIGH Releases Adam Schlesinger Produced Debut Album – ‘FHNY’
Today, Brooklyn’s FEVER HIGH released their long-awaited full length album FHNY, which expands further on the danceable, retro-tinged sound that The Guardian described as “iridescent and infectious.” So far the new album has been praised by Playboy, Line of Best Fit, Interview Magazine, and more.
AWOLNATION RELEASE OFFICIAL ‘PASSION’ MUSIC VIDEO
Today, multi-platinum artist AWOLNATION shared the official music video for their single ‘Passion’ which was the #1 most added at Alternative Radio and currently #14 on the Alt Radio charts. The video features well known Brazilian skater Og De Souza, and showcases his lust for life and skateboarding.
Julian Lage announces new album with trio
Mack Avenue Records is excited to announce Modern Lore, Julian Lage’s second studio album with his trio, available February 2, 2018. The lead single “Roger the Dodger” is available to stream on Spotify and for purchase on iTunes. Modern Lore follows Lage’s early 2017 collaborative jazz album Mount Royal with guitarist/singer Chris Eldridge.
SAM MARTIN UNVEILS “IT’S GONNA GET BETTER”
Atlantic recording artist Sam Martin has unveiled “It’s Gonna Get Better,” along with the track’s gorgeous companion video which the GRAMMY award winning singer/songwriter/producer shot in Alaska. The new song and video premiered yesterday via BlackBook with the publication praising the “hauntingly beautiful” visual. “It’s Gonna Get Better” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
With their global smash hit “Geronimo” going platinum in 21 countries, achieving well over quarter of a BILLION streams and hitting the US top 40 and their recent funk-tinged single “Edge of the Night” becoming a smash hit in Europe and Latin America, Sheppard will undoubtedly cement their status further in the pop world with the release of “Coming Home.”
The band’s new single and US tour comes on the heels of two huge 2017 tours – a main support slot with Justin Bieber on his latest Australian trek this Spring and a UK run this Summer with Little Mix on their “Summer Shout Out Tour.” In addition, while in the UK in July they reunited with Bieber at “BST” in Hyde Park – London’s biggest outdoor event.
Echosmith have released their 3-track holiday EP, An Echosmith Christmas, out today via Warner Bros. Records. The record includes two original songs, “Baby Don’t Leave Me (All Alone On Christmas)” and “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day,” as well as a cover of “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” featuring Hunter Hayes. This spring, the band will release their full-length sophomore album and embark on a 25-date North American tour.
GRAMMY® Award-winning, multi-platinum international music icon and business entrepreneur Pitbull today announces the release of his first GREATEST HITS album via Mr. 305/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. GREATEST HITS is a celebratory 13 song all-star hit parade, a collection of his massive career-defining singles including “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” “Give Me Everything (Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer)” and “Timber (Feat. Kesha)” among so many others.
Fitch “Angie” New Single for Solardo’s Sola Label
“Angie,” the new bassbin-rattling Prok | Fitch single for Solardo’s Sola imprint, extends the tech-house masters’ recent winning streak, which includes their hard-hitting Seagulls EP on Relief Records and their amped-up remix of Green Velvet’s “La La Land.” A rhythmic juggernaut featuring cascading high-hats, pummeling drum rolls, a warped synth line that weaves in an out, and a hypnotic vocal loop, “Angie” artfully stops and starts in key spots but is relentless from beginning to end. It is certain to return them to the top of Beatport’s charts where the duo has become a welcome fixture.
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 the legendary children’s group Sharon, Lois & Bram.
Today, HuffPost premiered Josh’s song “A Bear in the Woods (feat. Ben Rector),” which is now getting airplay on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live.
Justin Bieber/Chris Brown Collaborator Verse Simmonds Shines Bright on ‘Diamonds’
Crafting compact jams about complex romantic situations, Verse Simmonds is as a master of R&B storytelling. Sharing a nine-track collection of grown-and-sexy, silky smooth R&B, Verse releases Diamonds, his latest album and his first since 2016’s To All The Girls. Packed with emotionally intelligent, jewel-cut tracks that explore the different shades of love (describing what Verse calls “Situationships”), Diamonds is a potent hybrid of Hip-Hop and R&B, showcasing Verse’s divine singing voice and his structurally sound compositions. Featuring an appearance from Ty Dolla $ign, Diamonds is a genre-bending cocktail of well-crafted R&B, brimming with emotional complexity and musical invention. Released by Verse’s own VVS Society label, Diamonds is available to stream and purchase.
The L.A. based electro-funk-soul duo B00TY share new track “Funky Sista”, available today for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers.
Faze Miyake releases new EP, ‘evo’
Faze Miyake returns to his Woofer imprint for a second EP of vocal club abstractions, following July’s ‘Infamous’ — a record that featured collaborations with producers Sweyn Jupiter and JD. Reid, as well as MCs Capo Lee and Reeko Squeeze.
At five tracks long, ‘Evo’ forms Miyake’s most extensive body of work of recent times and is the product of long hours in the studio, where his sound continues to take on bold new shapes and ideas. Although famed for his tough grime beats and rugged, 808 programming, ‘Evo’ instead functions around vocalists and tight, away-from-the-club sensibilities.
With the release of “Slide” – a tortured love song inspired by the pulsating energy of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Le Tigre, co written with and produced by Jenny D (Jenn Decilveo) – LPX has announced her forthcoming debut EP, Bolt In The Blue, slated for release on January 12th, 2018. LPX will be taking the stage at the Neon Gold Holiday Pop Shop at Baby’s All Right on December 12th.
CLARA MAE – SWEDISH ARTIST SHARES SEDUCTIVE DEBUT SINGLE & OFFICIAL VIDEO “I’M NOT HER”
Out today on Big Beat Records, “I’m Not Her” showcases the imprint’s newest female singing’s signature seductive vocals, raw and relatable lyrics, producing a distinctive blend of electronic and pop music.
After spending years studying jazz vocals, piano and writing music in her small town of Gävle, Sweden, Clara Mae garnered attention as a co-write for dignified producers, David Guetta, Tiesto and Martin Jensen. An introduction to Norwegian-based producer duo KREAM later led to a feature (and co-write credit) on their viral track “Taped Up Heart.”
MENKE – DEBUT SINGLE ‘MOLN’ OUT NOW
Swedish artist Menke has announced her debut single ?Moln? will be released via Size/Cosmos Music on the 10th November.
Lo Carmen Releases ‘Lovers Dreamers Fighters’
With lyrics carved out on a rural Georgia porch, singer-songwriter Lo Carmen’s new album, Lovers Dreamers Fighters, combines silky-smooth vintage soul and supernatural country. The 10-track collection is available now, digitally and on vinyl through Chiquita Records.
A poet and storyteller first and foremost, Carmen offers luminous observations that reflect on the mysteries of love and the different identities she’s occupied in the past few years while moving from her native Australia to Los Angeles, as well as songs written for musical heroes Etta James, Leonard Cohen and George Jones. Carmen self-produced the album, recording in Nashville at The Butcher Shoppe and Welcome to 1979 Studios with an all-star team including engineer David “Ferg” Ferguson (Sturgill Simpson, Johnny Cash), bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Nikki Lane, Dan Auerbach) and pedal steel maestro Russ Pahl (Sara Watkins, Kacey Musgraves, Lana Del Rey).
KIMBRA UNVEILS NEW SINGLE “TOP OF THE WORLD” TODAY
Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, critically acclaimed New Zealand songstress Kimbra unveils her latest single and video for “Top of the World” today.
Her third full-length album, Primal Heart [Warner Bros. Records]-produced by Kimbra and John Congleton-lands in stores and online January 19, 2018. The pre-order went live today and unlocks an instant grat download of “Top of the World” and the recently released “Everybody Knows.”
Nashville artist Jacob Thomas Jr. has released “Running Through My Mind,” the second single from his upcoming LP, Electric Sex, out February 16, 2018 on Summer Dress Music. Premiering yesterday at The Bluegrass Situation, “Running Through My Mind” is a sobering track that recalls a different era in his life.
Ella Vos Premieres New Song “I Know You Care”
Breakout vocalist and songwriter Ella Vos unveils her new track, “I Know You Care,” today—stream it on Spotify and Apple Music and purchase it on iTunes and Google Play. Ella Vos’ highly anticipated debut album, Words I Never Said, is set for release November 17. See the full album track listing below.
Vos was inspired to write “I Know You Care” by her relationships with her father and son. Of the song, Vos says, “I am my father’s child. We don’t always talk openly about our feelings or often say, ‘I care about you.’ We assume that the people who need to know already know. I have felt my dad’s love, pride and encouragement in all that I do. But since I’ve become a mother, I’ve felt the need to say these things out loud every day, as well as a desire to hear them myself.”
Whenever CORROSION OF CONFORMITY releases a new album, folks take notice. But their latest is a true event. It’s been a dozen years since CORROSION OF CONFORMITY recorded new material with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan at the helm. In that time, there have been rumors, whispers, and outright allegations that the legendary Southern rock outfit would reunite to blow the doors off the whole damn scene again. In 2014, after nearly a straight decade traversing the globe as a guitarist with New Orleans supergroup Down, Keenan reconnected with the core CORROSION OF CONFORMITY trio of Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean, and Reed Mullin to hit the road hard. “Reed called me and mentioned maybe playing a couple shows,” Keenan recalls. “I said, ‘Let’s just go to Europe and see if it works.’ So we went to Europe and then ended up going back four times in one year… We toured for a year and then started tracking about ten or eleven months ago.”
Today, two-time Grammy nominated musician and actor Luke James unveils the remix to his buzzing new single “Drip.” For the remix, James recruited acclaimed hip-hop rapper A$AP Ferg to add some additional heat to the already smoking new track. The Sir Dylan (Solange, The Weeknd) produced track is nostalgic yet modern with influences from Prince, Marvin Gaye, and D’Angelo. A$AP Ferg’s signature flow and candid lyrics contribute another layer to the record that is fresh and absolute.
Danielle Bradbery’s Empowering Ballad “Worth It” Arrives
After slowly releasing tracks since her lead single “Sway” hit airwaves in August, Danielle Bradbery perhaps saved the biggest message for last with her final pre-release off her highly-anticipated sophomore BMLG Records album, I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, before the full project comes out December 1. The self-empowerment reinforced in “Worth It” reflects a sentiment Danielle has long felt and searched for to describe her journey to self-discovery.
“‘Worth It’ is one of my favorite tracks on I Don’t Believe We’ve Met,” said Bradbery. “It represents everything I’m trying to say with this album. I am here, this is the real me, and I’m worth speaking up. Whether it’s in my personal life, or this time around getting a say in the creative process– this song definitely represents a transformative time of life for me. It’s the perfect song to leave fans with before the whole album comes out!”
Today, Jidenna releases his brand new Boomerang EP [Wondaland Records/Epic Records] at all digital retailers.
Restless Modern delivers emotive new single ‘I’m Okay’
Following on from his critically acclaimed single ‘Navigator’, rising talent Restless Modern has unveiled his brand-new track ‘I’m Okay’, set for release on Friday 10th November.
The track features a dark, brooding build which gives way to a bass-laden drop and bouncy melodic chords. It is the first release to be produced, written, and performed solely by Restless Modern, following his MOONZz collaboration ‘Navigator’ which has so far garnered over 5 million Spotify streams.
DJ and producer Marvin Humes has revealed Fabio Lendrum’s remix of his heavily supported club track, ‘Girls on the Floor’ with A-Minor. The single, which circulated across the festival circuit in summer, gained heavy support from the some of the biggest names in the industry, including Steve Lawler, Jay Kay, Oliver Heldens, and Chocolate Puma.
Taylor Gang/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa has announced the release of his new mixtape, “LAUGH NOW, FLY LATER.” The project includes the exhilarating new single, “Letterman.” “LAUGH NOW, FLY LATER” is available today via all digital music retailers and streaming services. Stream and/or download the mixtape here.
Sonny Smith (artist page), of Sonny And The Sunsets, will release his tenth studio album, Rod For Your Love via Dan Auerbach’s new label, Easy Eye Sound, on February 9th. The record, produced by Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach at his Nashville studio, roots itself in old-school, guitar-driven rock & roll, and is equally built for the garage and the dance floor, with big-hearted melodies and thick harmonies. “I think a lot of albums are made in reaction to the one that came directly before,” says Smith, whose earlier recordings were released by labels like Fat Possum and Polyvinyl. “By the time we got to Nashville and began working with Dan, I was thinking ‘let’s just make a fun, guitar-driven record. I don’t want to have any extracurricular stuff here. I just want it to be really pure.
ZAC BROWN, BEN SIMONETTI AND NIKO MOON’S SIR ROSEVELT
GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Zac Brown teams with songwriter Niko Moon and producer Ben Simonetti to craft an extraordinary new Southern pop outfit, Sir Rosevelt. The trio’s debut 11-track self-titled album arrives to all music retailers and streaming services on Friday, December 15th via Elektra Records – see track list enclosed.
“Sir Rosevelt” is available for pre-order beginning today, joined by an instant-grat download of a brand new track, “Something ‘Bout You” co-produced by 4x GRAMMY® Award-winner Timbaland (Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake) – and accompanied by a colorful new lyric video, streaming now:
Sigrid releases new single, “Strangers”
In the past nine months, Sigrid has gone from unknown to one of the most exceptional breakout artists of 2017. Sigrid’s rise has been unrivaled; from releasing her acclaimed debut Don’t Kill My Vibe EP, which has amassed over 100M global streams – to playing multiple festivals worldwide and being chosen as Apple’s Up Next Artist, all in less than a year. Now Sigrid releases the mighty ‘Strangers’, produced by Martin Sjolie, the dream pairing behind ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’. With lyrics of steel, meandering melodies and stark honesty, ‘Strangers’ embodies the natural, sincere talent Sigrid has become renowned for. Watch the lyric video to the track HERE.
The Alley releases ‘No More’ video
Swedish producer The Alley has released the stunning video for his brand new single ‘No More’, out now through Warner Music.
Featuring soaring melodies, heartfelt female vocals and a stirring 24-piece string arrangement courtesy of world-renowned violinist Erik Arvinder, ‘No More’ echoes the spirit of all-time greats from Dusty Springfield to Adele.
HARMED Release Speechless/Deaf Music Video
Famined Records is proud to welcome HARMED to the family! Today the band is celebrating by releasing the new music video for their latest single, Speechless/Deaf. This follows the announcement of their first album From Day One, which is due 12/15. You can check the track now via Chugcore.
FOSTER THE PEOPLE TAKES OVER INSTAGRAM FOR OFFICIAL “SIT NEXT TO ME” VIDEO
The vertical video simulates a real-life Instagram feed, scrolling through nearly 100 posts from Instagram influencers (Fuck Jerry, Overheard LA) and celebrities (Josh Hutcherson, Bella Thorne), and also includes special submissions from Foster the People fans all over the world. The video was directed by Fourclops and Brinton Bryan, and produced by PRETTYBIRD.
Says Fourclops: “It was fun to play with the premise of a music video that hijacks your social feed. Instagram is a major destination for consuming media these days, and it made for an exciting setting for our video. We asked ourselves, what would it look like if all of the accounts within Instagram become transformed by a song?”
Critically acclaimed Seattle hip hop artist Dave B is thrilled to announce that his luminescent new album Pearl will be released on November 17 and is partnering today with Complex to premiere his captivating and passionate lead single, “Sweetest Thing.” Dave’s highly anticipated album Pearl is now available for pre-order with instant grat track “Sweetest Thing” where Dave indulges himself in a new aphrodisiac, true love.
POPPY RELEASES “MOSHI MOSHI” MUSIC VIDEO
The new music video for “MOSHI MOSHI” from art-pop music sensation Poppy, is out now on Im Poppy Records/Mad Decent. View the video directed by Titanic Sinclair. The song and “Poppy.Computer” album are available for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers HERE.
Poppy is currently on her sold out US “Poppy.Computer Tour.” The highly-anticipated tour continues its UK leg December 13th in London.
Quicksand New Album ‘Interiors’ Out Today
Epitaph Records is pleased to announce the release of Interiors, Quicksand’s first album in 22 years. Interiors fully captures the cathartic energy of the post-hardcore band’s early work, but ultimately achieves a much broader spectrum of sound.
Bio from Maura: I joined my first band, Darlings, just after graduating from college in New York. After years of playing to no one in my bedroom, I suddenly found myself figuring out how to perform onstage, learning how to write songs with other people, and relishing the comforting embrace of being in a band with my best friends. After eight years with Darlings, during which we released three albums and played everywhere from the Whitney Museum to Music Hall of Williamsburg to Brooklyn’s now-dead DIY monuments like Death by Audio and Shea Stadium, we called it a day in 2015 with a final show.
Aabo Releases New Single Ft. Megan Gage “Child’s Play,” Out Today
San Francisco based producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist Aabo, real name Aaron Bortz, has established a thriving reputation via original productions and covers. Earlier this year, his collaborative project with Lafa Taylor called FEEL, amassed an impressive measure of accolades from tastemakers such as NOISEY, Clash Magazine, and Mass Appeal and received remixes from StarRo (Soulection), Flamingosis, Roy Davis JR, Mumbai Science, Penthouse Penthouse, and more,on the full-length album.
Nashville based, Oregon born platinum songwriter and musician Mat Kearney is excited to be releasing new single “Better Than I Used to Be” today via his new partnership with Caroline. The song is a collaboration between Mat and electronic producer AFSHeeN, who has worked with Galantis, Selena Gomez and Madonna among others and the first to come from Kearney’s forthcoming new album due in 2018.
The WIZARDS OF WINTER Release New Single “A Christmas Dream”
Holiday rock ensemble the WIZARDS OF WINTER – featuring former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow and the bands of Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent – are set to kick off their annual U.S. holiday tour next Thursday, November 16 in Clearwater, FL.
TOMI RELEASES “CARRY YOU” (VÉRITÉ REMIX) TODAY
Today, singer-songwriter, TOMI releases the VÉRITÉ remix of her track, “Carry You”, on the heels of her sold-out Brooklyn show. “Carry You” (VÉRITÉ Remix) is available at all digital retail providers via RCA Records.
Recently, TOMI released her debut EP Used To, which features previously released tracks, “Carry You”, “Hideaway” and “Alien”, along with new tracks “Long Time Coming” and “Watered Down”. On the EP, TOMI worked with collaborators including Guy Connelly, Alex Hope, Mike Elizondo and it is mixed by Neal Avron. Used To is available now at all digital retail providers. In addition to the release of her EP, TOMI recently wrapped up her North American tour in support of Electric Guest.
DEEVER (feat. Billy Taylor ex-Inglorious) Release ‘All Come Running’
UK Hard Rock band, DEEVER, have officially released their second storming single ‘All Come Running’. This second track from their as yet unnamed upcoming album shows they certainly aren’t a one trick pony and are already engraving their own sound into some well-produced tracks. All Come Running is now available on all digital platforms and the official lyric video is directed by Samuel Andrew Fenton.
Today, Gucci Mane has released the visual to his smash hit “Curve” ft. The Weeknd. The video, which premiered earlier today via GQ, comes off the heels of the recently released “Enormous” video featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Both tracks are off Gucci’s newly released album, Mr. Davis, which debuted at #1 on the Top Rap Albums chart and #2 on the Top 200 chart. Gucci Mane has also been topping charts elsewhere; his debut memoir, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane spent 5 consecutive weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.
ZUD’s A Wilderness Left Untamed was engineered and mixed by Todd Hutchisen (East Of The Wall, Falls Of Rauros) at Acadia Recording Co in Portland, Maine, and mastered by Carl Saff (Grails, RVIVR, Unsane) in Chicago, Illinois, its ten new tracks clocking in with an hour-long journey which will take the listener on a ride from one end of the rock universe to another, the record full of unexpected turns, all the while distinctly always very clearly recognizable as the output of ZUD.
Coalesce is “solidly progressive with a good marriage between the pop influences of Marlain and the progressive metal riffs from the rest of the band.” (Femetalism) It was co-produced, mixed and mastered by Jochem Jacobs (ex-Textures) at Split Second Sound in Amsterdam. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, previous vocalist of a top-charting Greek pop band, Hi-5, representative of Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest, West End performer and background vocalist for world-touring acts, central figure, Marlain Angelides (vocals/songwriter) brought her cosmopolitan experience from Greece by way of London to New York.
The New Respects Release “Something To Believe In”
Building off of an incredible breakout year, Nashville’s The New Respects has released a new single called “Something To Believe In,” out today on Credential Recordings. This single release follows a whirlwind of touring to close out 2017, including supporting slots with O.A.R., a special hometown performance opening for St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and at Lightning 100’s Festivus on December 1.
From the death metal capital of the world Tampa, FL comes SHATTERED. Formed in 2014 by guitarist Tony Pettry, the band has recently released its debut EP entitled “Pride”. Their style is a complex blend of metal genres with varied influences ranging from the 80’s to modern day. Featuring the distinctive death metal vocals of singer Brian Skotcher, the six song EP is a polished work of aural brutality. Over the past few years, the band has honed their live chops by opening for the likes of Overkill, Hate Eternal, Nile, Pro-Pain & Prong. In coordination with the release, they have shared a lyric video for the title track “Pride” on their official website and YouTube page.
Melbourne’s Slum Sociable premiere atmospheric new track, “A Hearing”
Slum Sociable are Edward Quinn (production/keys/guitar) and Miller Upchurch (vocals and percussion). Steeped in groove, the Melbourne duo’s music grasps the hips and guides them left to right to left in a hypnotic sway through an intersection of soul, hip-hop and electronica.
Toronto’s MADDEE steps it up on zero-gravity alt.pop single ‘Weight’
MADDEE is an up-and-coming artist from Toronto. At just 19 years old she has already performed for Canadian Music Week, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, NXNE, Bestival Toronto and was recently selected by Red Bull as one of the newest artists in their Red Bull Sound Select program, joining the likes of fellow Toronto musicians Charlotte Day Wilson, River Tiber, and Jazz Cartier.
PnB Rock Joins Ebenezer For The Cliché Remix
In a few short years Ebenezer has worked with the likes of Rejjie Snow, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign and Craig David. With the release of “Cliché,” Ebenezer heightens his musical journey, by genre-bending his emotionally tinged R&B by combining it with trap. This remix, like the original track, is completely void of the usual pretence that’s flooded the genre. In a way, it could be described as conscious turn-up music.
LONDON GRAMMAR RELEASES HAUNTING “OH WOMAN, OH MAN” REMIX
British trio London Grammar have released a haunting new remix for their single “Oh Woman Oh Man” today. The remix comes courtesy of S U R V I V E’s Michael Stein, the man behind the original soundtrack of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things.
New Orleans based rapper, Dee-1 launches his first big mission to change the rap game with all-new tracks on his long awaited major label full-lengh debut album, Slingshot David (The Album). An astounding autobiographical triumph, Slingshot David (The Album) charts Dee-1’s adolescence and his maturation into the man he is today. The album details his real physical and spiritual struggles while growing up in New Orleans. The high stakes are immediately recognized through Slingshot David’s narrative device: recorded, unscripted conversations with the nephew of his late best friend, who was murdered in their home city. The real-life implications highlight Dee-1’s perseverance and journey, and give his debut a gravitas not seen in many other albums.
SKIPP WHITMAN, “JUSTIN SCOTT”
Massachusetts-bred, LA-based emcee/producer Skipp Whitman presents a freestyle he laced over the beat for “Justin Scott”, from Big K.R.I.T.’s new album 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time.
Bust Magazine premiered the video for “Horizons,” the second single off of Candace’s new 7″ (out on November 24th).
“If the sweeping landscapes and the sun drenched meadows displayed in Candace’s new music video for the song “Horizons,” premiering exclusively today on BUST, won’t be enough to bring you out of your November-grey gloom, the romantic and dreamy vocals (with the suitably, yet contrasting, darkly cool lyrics) definitely will. Or, if not completely bring you out of it, it will at least help to bring you into a well-deserved, temporary summer haze: something we all are in deep need of right now.”
Today, November 10th, 2017, Bay Area multi-instrumentalist and Toro y Moi bass player, Patrick Jeffords brings us a new video from his solo project, Kid Trails. Providing a cozy, care-free melody in “My Own Place”, Jeffords explores the fringes of Marin County for a place somewhere “peaceful we can stay.” The video is premiering exclusively on MXDWN!
TIEKS RELEASES “SAY A PRAYER” (REMIXES) EP TODAY
Today, London producer/songwriter, TIEKS releases “Say A Prayer” (Remixes) EP via Ministry Of Sound/Sony Music U.K./RCA Records. The EP consists of four reworks of the original track, which features musical legend, Chaka Khan, and Jamaican singer/songwriter, Popcaan, and also made the Radio 1 B-List. “Say A Prayer” (Remixes) EP is available now at all digital retail providers.
Austin’s favorite punks, Big Bill, have been busy gearing up to release their debut LP, “Stand By Your Bill.” Today, November 10th, 2017, we get the first gift and glimpse from that new LP with the release of their video for “Pharmacy,” premiering now via Beautiful Freaks.
Flight Facilities Release “Stranded” feat. Broods, Reggie Watts & Saro
Today, Sydney duo, Flight Facilities, unveil their new single and video “Stranded” out via Glassnote Records. Featuring Broods, Reggie Watts and Saro, “Stranded” is the duo’s most compelling piece of work to date, re-visiting the paramount themes carved out in 2013’s cult song “Clair De Lune”. Arriving with accompanying visuals, “Stranded” navigates a story of struggle, loyalty and unconditional love.
The Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch has announced today that it will be presenting the inaugural Promise Award at this year’s dinner on November 14th. Inspired by the film and song that powerfully depicted the atrocities committed against the Armenian people, the award recognizes an outstanding song, television show, or film that advances the values of equity and justice in an original and powerful way. Fittingly, the inaugural honor will be given to the late legendary singer and songwriter Chris Cornell in recognition of his song, The Promise. The award will be presented at The Voices for Justice Human Rights Watch Annual Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30PM.
The pioneering recording artist Chris Cornell, who sadly passed away in May, wrote the title song for the film, The Promise, the first major film about the Armenian Genocide. The song and its video fittingly weave the Genocide with humanitarian crises of today. The song focuses on courage, perseverance, and hope — connecting us to emotions that characterize and amplify the worldwide struggle for human rights. Cornell donated all proceeds from the song to benefit refugees and children, and his song continues to inspire millions as an anthem for the human rights movement.
Toney Rocks – “Not Gonna Run” – Americana
The Las Vegas Weekly named Toney Rocks as one of the top 10 Acts to Watch in 2017. His sound sits between folk, blues and rock with engaging songwriting. Toney Rocks delivers a show rich in diversity featuring his soulful singing supported by acoustic guitars, ukulele and piano. Kathy Forste, Music Director of KC Cafe Radio said, “Toney Rocks voice is cool and sweet, rocking and lyrical. His songs are thoughtful and hummable…”. Toney Rocks has a successful growing track record as a hard ticket selling artist in theater style venues around the country. He has shared the stage with folk music legend, David Bromberg, as well as opened for acclaimed blues artists such as Corey Harris and Jarekus Singleton in addition to his own headlining concerts around the U.S.
Arielle LaGuette – “Settle For You” single
Arielle LaGuette’s timeless vocals shimmer in her latest single, Settle For You. Shaking up a cocktail of jazz, surf-pop, and folk, LaGuette’s sound is both classically vintage and vibrantly modern. “
Settle For You” flows with groovy momentum as she examines the common expectations people place on new love. Like the dawn of a new relationship, you’re never really sure where the swelling melody will lead you, but you’re certain you’ll enjoy the ride.
Taylor Gang/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa has announced the release of his new mixtape, “LAUGH NOW, FLY LATER.” The project includes the exhilarating new single, “Letterman.” “LAUGH NOW, FLY LATER” is available today via all digital music retailers and streaming services. Stream and/or download the mixtape here.
Handsome Ghost Announces Debut LP “Welcome Home”
Central Massachusetts’ Handsome Ghost is excited to announce its debut studio full-length Welcome Back – due out January 26th via New York City label Photo Finish Records. The LP was produced and engineered by the band’s singer/songwriter Timothy Noyes and producer/multi-instrumentalist Eddie Byun who recorded the 11-song set over several months at their home-studio in Massachusetts. Handsome Ghost has been steadily releasing new music throughout the year, including tracks like “Honest Mistake” and “Better Off,” which will appear on Welcome Back. Today they are dropping another new track – “Fool” – which premiered yesterday via Culture Collide, and finds the band returning to its song-focused acoustic roots.
Video Release: CooperTheBand “Rebels”
This rhythmic anthem that is the single “Rebels” is a fun track that will make you want to roll your windows down, and enjoy. It’s about running off into the night with your love looking to feel alive in rebellion. “Rebels” touches on the feeling of when you find yourself overwhelmed by life and the weight of it all, but are still able to still find joy wherever you are… pushing against the grain of everyday monotony and remembering to live and enjoy each moment. The harmonies in this tune make it massive, leaving you wanting to know more about the story.
PROVOCADO PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO & SINGLE: “ONLY YOU”
Releasing today, New York-based musicians Derek Chilvers and Eric Essebag (owner and curator of Caché Life) make their live debut as the two-person act called Provocado. Showcasing their eclectic musical background with compositions involving R&B, Pop, and Rock, the pair is ready to unveil the Provocado project with debut single and music video- “Only You.”
Jethro Gaglione, aka Sierra Blanca, is a self-taught, multi-instrumentalist, who began playing music as part of the worship group for his parents’ missionary team in Mexico. They traveled all around the country living in old re-purposed school buses and putting up tents for “church” meetings.
Ron Gallo has teamed up with the Seattle-based trio Naked Giants for a split 7-inch via New West Records featuring his new song, “Sorry Not Everybody Is You,” b/w Naked Giants’ “The Age Of Information.” Of the song and collaboration, Gallo offers, “‘Sorry Not Everybody’ is a song for those who live with hatred and direct it towards other human beings. Hatred is a mental illness. An extreme case of the illness we all have – a delusional sense of self, or ego, that allows our individual thoughts or opinions seem important enough to dictate our reality. It also makes it seem like we are separate from all other things, or in this case superior, when in reality we are all parts to a singular whole. No one really knows anything and so we run around trying to make sense of it all by labeling things by country, color, beliefs, thoughts, jobs, values, genders, etc. But truth is, none of these divisions exist and just create the mess we are in. No human is inherently evil, just unconscious and fueled by fear.
Good Boy Release New EP ‘Shirk Life’ On Barely Dressed Records
Australian, post-punk band Good Boy release their scorching EP Shirk Life. Shirk Life is a whip-smart, catchy-as-hell snapshot of living in Brisbane in your early 20’s from one of Australia’s most exciting young punk bands.
Until recently, Good Boy never thought of themselves as a political band but sometimes the times just force your hand. Released last week with an incredible video (above), the EP’s first track “A Waste Of 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)” spits a self-explanatory message about the absurd and insulting marriage equality plebiscite. Similarly, “Fishing With A Shotgun” and “Hell in a Handbasket” seethe with frustration about the seeming non-choice between neo-liberal, right-wing and conservative politicians.