SIDDHI KID Releases Drops His Newest Single Today
With the newest single, SIDDHI KID peers into the duality between man’s emotions and primal urges that define our very nature. Perceivably human, but not so far from animalistic. Conjuring a wild and free infectious dance groove, Siddhi Kid delves into the deepest recesses of our mind with “Savage” where we have the urge to go wild and savage, but forced to remain within the constraints of society.
Taliwhoah (NME, DIY, Complex, The Fader) speaks up for women in her new ‘Meds’ Video
Born in a big artistic family to a British-Nigerian-Lebanese mom and Jamaican dad, Talitha Cross had a very roundabout introduction to music. Both her mom Toyin Adekale and auntie Maizie Williams were in the influential band Boney M, who according to many including the Independent helped define the late disco-pop 1970s era. Therefore Tali since she was little would spend hours watching and studying their VHS tapes and learning from the very best.
This year, Taliwhoah signed to Rostrum Records and released her single ‘Details’, which gained praise and support from the likes of DIY, The Quietus, The Fader, Complex, Earmilk and NME to name a few.
TheKnuBlack explore true friendship on “The Friend (Hokage)” video
“The Friend (Hokage)” is a part of the larger theme of family in our album: Ohana. The song explores the dynamic of being that true friend that both sticks by friends at their worst moments but also pulls friends out of dark times. The song begins by talking about friends who “die young, but they still walk around” and then the first verse moves to talking about how we ourselves run the risk of social death (i.e. loneliness) when we try to face life alone. The pain of feeling misunderstood or like an outcast makes us all want to “pave [our] own way out” and “fight the villain all alone by [ourselves].” This song is a reminder that we cannot do it alone. We need “The Friend” who will stand by us, and we need to be okay admitting that.
TRAVERSE TOWN ‘SIGNS’
Synthpop outfit, Traverse Town, is set to release their latest glimmering creation, ‘Signs.’ The single explores the solitude of wandering adrift in a big city, searching for some sign of greater purpose that’s nearly impossible to find. The track is expertly produced, employing blankets of synths to create an exhilarating sonic landscape. The chorus is undeniably infectious, leaning into the pop aspects of this indie/alt synth three piece. Give ‘Signs’ a listen, if you’ve ever been lost in the city or in your mind, this song will leave you feeling found.
Celebrated performer Tony Bennett, the 2017 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, will be applauded and serenaded by some of the nation’s top artists at an all-star celebration in the nation’s capital Wednesday evening, Nov. 15. The diverse group of performers will pay homage to Bennett’s extraordinary gift as an interpreter of America’s songbook—showcasing some his most memorable songs—at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
The concert will feature appearances by Chris Botti, Michael Bublé, Gloria Estefan, Michael Feinstein, Savion Glover, Josh Groban, Wé McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lukas Nelson, Vanessa Williams and Stevie Wonder—a former recipient of the Gershwin Prize—with a special presentation by Wynton Marsalis. The honoree will also perform some of his favorite tunes. The host for the evening’s festivities will be actor Bruce Willis.
New Music Video Release: Nkosane – “Doin The Most”
Check out the Kivenchy directed music video for Nkosane’s single, “Doin The Most.” Nkosane describes the visual, “Sugar Hill to the Bluff… When you in your bag and there is nothing they can do.” Stay tuned for his debut project titled, “M.O.D.”
Today Kasbo has shared the visual for his new track “Bleed It Out” on All Things Go. The song also features NEA who is best known for writing the hit song “Lush Life” for Zara Larsson which has streamed over 627 million times and sold platinum in the UK. She’s also collaborated with artists and producers Axwell, Tinie Tempah, Snakehips, MNEK, Icona Pop and Jasmine Thompson.
Stopping by with newly established project from Kate Ellwanger, musically known as DOT (SZA, Teri Genderbender) of Team Supreme, called Sonic identity. The program is an artist development incubator offering a host of courses targeted towards producers/songwriters seeking to further their musical education. Kate notably addresses Sonic Identity as an “inviting space for women to participate, since every other school or tutorial series out there is overwhelmingly male-dominated,” however, encourages all to join. The site provides affordable support through three-different production bundles that offer one-on-one support with instructors, a track of artist progression, and daily tutorials from renowned teachers.
Deborah Cox “Let the World be Ours Tonight”
Grammy® Award-nominated, multi-platinum R&B recording artist, film/TV and Stage actress, and iconic LGBTQ philanthropist Deborah Cox has teamed up with fashion designer Marc Bouwer for the music video for her chart topping single “Let the World Be Ours Tonight”. New York City-based designer Marc Bouwer said he loved the lyrics and the feeling of unity in the song so much that he offered to direct the video. “The video is inspired by “optimism rising above adversity and negativity.” Bouwer stated, “I wanted to show Deborah going through a journey above earth because the earth is in such turmoil now with global warming and all the environmental issues. Let’s just take a moment and love the world we’re living in.”
Laure Z Bringing Jazzy Folk Prowess With New Single “I Will Follow You”
To give you some background, Laure Z is a French jazz-pop artist who’s currently living in Los Angeles. She has a storied background in music education since she was only 5 years old and eventually studied jazz composition and arrangement at the famed Berklee College of Music. In her music, Laure explores a variety of genres to create her Parisian by way of Los Angeles mesh of modern, pop leaning jazz sound.
ALIAS Debuts New Lyric Video “Dreamer”
80s progressive/power metal band ALIAS’ self-titled debut album and follow-up “Metal To Infinity have been remastered to celebrate the bands 30th anniversary and have released a new lyric video for “Dreamer”. The self-titled debut was released on November 3rd with ‘Metal To Infinity” due November 17th, 2017 via Sonic Night Music Club.
DJ Snake Releases Video For “A Different Way,” Feat. Lauv
Grammy-nominated French DJ and producer DJ Snake releases the video for his single “A Different Way” featuring Lauv today on Vevo.
Outshine signs with Gain!
Outshine cite influences from Type O Negative, Life Of Agony, Paradise Lost, Danzig, Tool and dark, melancholy music. The first full-length album “Bad Things Always End Bad” where released in 2007, followed up by “Until We Are Dead” in 2009 and “Prelude to Descent” 2013. The band went on a Scandinavian tour with Paradise Lost in September 2013. The band has also done 7 US tours between 2005 and 2014 building a huge underground fan base with +46.000 fans on social media world-wide.
“We are excited to release Outshines new album next year, and be a part of their journey from top to bottom and back again!” – Gain
ORKID “Running Back”
ORKID might be one of the fastest growing new artists in Sweden this year. Matilda Melin (ORKID) is a twenty-year-old female pop artist from the northern part of Sweden who began her career as a participant, and finalist, in the 2013 TV-show IDOL. Matilda’s unique voice is both fragile and powerful and her debut singles “Soulmates” and “Only if you want to” has generated over 500 000 streams in just a couple of months. “Running Back” will be the artist’s third single written together with Denniz Pop Award nominee Kamilla Bayrak.
Jacob Banks Releases Intimate Live Performance Of “Unknown (To You)”
Following the kick-off of his headlining North American tour, Jacob Banks has released a stripped-down live performance of his new single “Unknown (To You).” The video features Jacob backed by only a piano, heightening his already commanding vocals and amplifying the raw, emotional experience of the song. Watch the intimate performance of “Unknown (To You)” on Majestic Casual here.
Rosie Carney’s striking talent shine through the darkness of ‘Winter’
Anyone coming to ‘Winter’ not acquainted with Rosie Carney’s mature-beyond-her-years songwriting would be forgiven for thinking she was some long lost contemporary of Joni Mitchell with decades worth of experiences to relate about life, love and adversity, and not a brilliant newcomer who’s barely left her teens behind.
Produced with her frequent collaborator Orri McBrearty in her hometown of Donegal, ‘Winter’ follows on from her highly acclaimed singles ‘Your Moon’ and ‘Awake Me’, singles which, between them, have racked up over six million streams online and received acclaim from NPR, The Line of Best Fit, The Independent, Crack in the Road and Perez Hilton.
Koda Shares “Curse” Video
Koda shares his latest video for new single “Curse” via CloudKid. The track is from his forthcoming album ‘I Hope This Makes Us Better’, which is due out spring 2018. Stay tuned for more new music and details on the new album coming soon.
The grandson of a famous Haitian singer, alternative artist/producer Jordan Sudak (aka Koda) spent the first half of his life as an army brat, being yanked from city to city across the globe. Living in three countries by the age of 15, Jordan watched as his free-spirited parents turned to a radical form of born-again Protestantism, banning contemporary art and burning his Harry Potter books in the process.
Moneybagg Yo Releases Video For “Doin’ It”
Described by The New York Times as his “impressive new mixtape” in which Moneybagg “blends the tough and the comic with an intuitive gift for casually robust rhymes,” and by Billboard as a mixtape that “tracks the expansive progression of Moneybagg,” Federal 3X arrives as the follow-up to Heartless, a February 2017 mixtape that’s now amassed over 126k units of consumption. Following the release of Heartless, XXL named Moneybagg Yo “one of the hottest rappers to look out for in 2017.”
UK rockers Go Primitive release ‘A Different Person’
UK four-piece Go Primitive have released ‘A Different Person’, the explosive second single taken from their forthcoming debut album, out February 23rd 2018.
The track is an energised rock stomper layered with thunderous riffs and punchy beats entwined with melodic vocal lines and killer guitar solos. Fuelled with attitude, the band state, “‘A Different Person’ is about someone showing their unfavourable true colours, shattering the belief of the kind of person you thought they were”.
Born Ruffians premiere “Forget Me” video
Rising Canadian group Born Ruffians return with their fifth full length LP, Uncle, Duke & the Chief, out February 16 on Yep Roc Records. The album—produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen, Tennis, Nathaniel Rateliff)—is the first since 2013 to feature the band’s original 3-piece lineup of guitarist/vocalist Luke Lalonde, bassist Mitch DeRosier and drummer Steve Hamelin.
In celebration of the album announcement, the band is premiering the video for the track “Forget Me”—watch/share it here.
J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS Reveal “The Wanting” Video
J. Roddy Walston & The Business is excited to release their new video for lead single “The Wanting” today. Shot by Christopher Good in the band’s hometown of Richmond, VA, the video showcases the four-piece’s high octane live presence. Filled with urgent, quick cuts as the band performs the energetic rock track against a stark white background watch it HERE.
REMY MA RELEASES VIDEO FOR WAKE ME UP FEATURING LIL KIM
Remy Ma has released the fashion forward, fast paced music video for her new track “Wake Me Up” featuring Lil Kim. Directed by Eif Rivera and filmed on location in the Bronx, the heist and mob inspired video finds Remy and Lil Kim tearing through town in a luxury vehicle, dressed to the nines, making things happen. Remy first teased the video during her appearance on the Wendy Williams Show.
Zuli’s “Follow You” video debuts
Emerging Long Island, NY-based artist Zuli’s video for his track “Follow You” premieres on Variance Magazine and Vevo. Of the video, Variance Magazine calls it, “picturesque.” Watch/share the video here: http://bit.ly/2AJHMJZ
The song appears on Zuli’s debut full-length album On Human Freakout Mountain, out now via Swoon City, which charted on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” and “Top Alternative New Artist Albums.”
RYD Releases Now There’s Nowhere EP on 37 Adventures
RYD has dropped his debut EP “Now There’s Nowhere”, a hugely impressive body of work consisting of four songs, each wrapped in carefully thought-out production that hang in the background of an incredible falsetto. It is altogether uniquely minimal, incredibly well-balanced and very arresting. Check out the second single from the EP also, Plans out via 37 Adventures.
“Plans is about how unpredictable life can be and how easily one can get caught up in wishful thinking.” shares RYD, “It was written after a break-up about how things felt at a certain point in the relationship and the way the future suddenly felt different.”
The 13-track LP marks Myles’ tenth album and his second full-length U.S. release. Written entirely by Myles and produced by Daniel Ledwell, Real Love is a departure from his previous record in that it is fully electric. It features members of his touring trio—Kyle Cunjak on bass and Allan Jeffries on guitar—plus Joshua Van Tassel on drums and additional vocals by Mahalia and Reeny Smith.
Premiere: New Documentary ” Music on the Road “
Tune into Fuse on Saturday, December 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT for the premiere of Music on the Road. The 90-minute documentary takes viewers on a cross-country road trip to meet the next generation of musicians reinventing genres and creating innovative sounds.
With stops in New York, Detroit, Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans, Austin, New Mexico, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Music on the Road explores the lives and music of young artists from different walks of life, whose musical styles range from beat boxing and feminist hip hop, to psychedelic rock, street funk and more. The documentary is narrated by jazz industry icon DJ LeRoy Downs.
The Wood Brothers have announced the release of their new album, ‘One Drop of Truth,’ due February 2 via Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers. The 10-track collection, their sixth studio recording to date, was self-produced by the longstanding trio featuring brothers Oliver and Chris Wood along with Jano Rix. The album’s opening track, “River Takes the Town,” is especially poignant. Written prior to natural disasters that decimated parts of the world this summer, it was recorded just one day after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston.
The Orphan The Poet Singer Covered In 10,000 Bees For New Video
“Still Buzzin” is the newest single + music video from The Orphan The Poet, following the release of last year’s Terrible Things EP. The track can be found on SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement, as well as topping Spotify playlists like Digging Now (alongside Bleachers + Walk The Moon).
Camp Cope Share New Song “The Opener”
Melbourne, Australia’s Camp Cope – Georgia Maq (vocals/guitar), Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich (bass) and Sarah Thompson (drums) – today released their new single “The Opener,” the first piece of recorded music from the trio since their late 2016 single, “Keep Growing.” The song is a no holds barred account of what it’s like to be a woman in the music world. Told through the clever lyrics and winding bass hooks for which Camp Cope have become known, “The Opener” calls out the men who’ve told them to do things every other way but their own.
The Night Game Drops Official Video For “Once In A Lifetime”
Today, Boston band The Night Game dropped the official video for their latest single, the brilliant “Once In A Lifetime” (Vertigo/Interscope Records). The song – out now on all DSP’s worldwide — premiered via Billboard Magazine who talked to the man behind the band, Martin Johnson, about the track. “There was a self-destructive time in my life when it was challenging to walk out my front door, and the world in my head was more dangerous then the world outside,” Johnson tells Billboard. “‘Once in a Lifetime’ takes me back to the moment that started with a pinhole of light, and ended with a chance to leave that life behind.”
The new Gear Gods article showcases NECK OF THE WOODS guitarists Dave Carr and Travis Hein deploying the scorching “Nailbiter,” which hails from the band’s recently-released debut full-length, The Passenger. With multiple camera angles capturing the slick, dueling axemanship, the video is paired with a breakdown of their PRS guitars, Orange stacks, and effects setups.
“Can I be honest for a minute?” asks Rayvon Owen, his smooth voice gliding effortlessly over effervescent synths on his new single, “Volume.” It’s a fitting opening line to the first single from his forthcoming EP, given that authenticity is a common theme within the Virginian artist’s music.
A well-connected, street-savvy emcee with an uncommon intensity, Trav continues Queens’ tradition of lyrical realism. Teaming up with Meek Mill, another uncommonly intense East Coast emcee, Trav shares “Blow My High,” an intimidating, no-nonsense track. Though the beat is laid-back and ethereal, both emcees turn up the energy level, Trav with his infectious auto-tuned bellows, and Meek with his trademark spitfire. Premiered by Complex, “Blow My High” is the latest release from QRAK (Queens Raised A King), Trav’s upcoming album, following the HYPEBEAST-premiered “Rolled Up,” which features Tory Lanez and Belly. Featuring additional appearances from Lil Durk, Jim Jones, Blac Youngsta, Don Q, and Vory, QRAK hits stores on December 8th.
Liz Huett Releases Video For “H8U” Today
“H8U” is the follow up to Interscope Recording artist Huett’s debut single “STFU & Hold Me” which was released over the summer to rave reviews with Entertainment Weekly including the tune in their Must List and stating “Huett mixes the melodies and storytelling of country music with the slick production and hooks of pop” and Baeble saying “‘STFU & Hold Me’ is sincere and genuine.” Huett was recently picked by Refinery 29 as one of the “next generation of music superstars.”
Tory Lanez shares “I Sip”
The new music follows Lanez’s critically acclaimed debut album I Told You, which reached #4 on the Billboard 200 upon its release with the highest first week sales of a debut urban artist in 2016. The album spawned two #1 hits, the Platinum-certified “Say It” and “LUV,” nominated for Best R&B Song at the 59th Grammy Awards.
Ali B Releases New Video “Strangers In Love”
With her latest single “Strangers In Love” garnering comparisons to some of the hottest EDM and vocal collaboration tracks today, Singer/Songwriter Alison Berke a.k.a. “Ali B”‘s latest video for the single was recently released, just in time for her upcoming performance at Revolution Music Hall (140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701) this Sunday, November 12th!
The video, which sees the pop singer strolling along the beautiful beaches, boardwalk, and through the town of Long Beach, NY, brings a powerful visual element to the songs lyrics as she continuously passes a mysterious stranger in hopes that their connection is more than just deja vu. From the subtle instrumental tones and vocal layering that truly bring out her undoubtedly stellar range as well as songwriting ability, “Strangers In Love” is a passionate ballad of longing and devotion.
Tom Misch shares “Movie” official video
Today, Tom Misch premieres the video for “Movie”, the first track to be lifted from his debut album Geography via his own label Beyond The Groove / Kobalt Music Recordings, due on April 6th. “Movie”, is a melodic ode to romance written by Tom and his long term collaborator Carmody, and featuring guest vocals at the start by Tom’s sister Polly Misch. The video features Tom and Polly Misch, and black and white home movies of Tom’s grandparents from 1945. The track displays a different side to Tom’s music as his calming voice lulls the listener into a daydream, giving us a taste of what is to come.
Indiana hardcore band NEW HEART has announced their new vocalist, Hayden French, with a new song, titled “One Less Chain,” over at No Echo. “I have wanted to be in a Straight Edge band for years,” shares French, “but never have had the opportunity. Being in a band focused on positivity, belief, and social change is a privilege. I’m grateful for the opportunity and ecstatic for what we have coming up in the future.”
MACHINE GUN KELLY, X AMBASSADORS AND BEBE REXHA BRING IT “HOME”
Atlantic Records has unveiled another exclusive track from BRIGHT: THE ALBUM, the official companion to the upcoming Netflix blockbuster film Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. The album’s newest single “Home” by the incomparable trio of Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha is available now via all DSPs. BRIGHT: THE ALBUM arrives at all music retailers and streaming services on Wednesday, December 13th; Bright premieres Friday, December 22nd on Netflix.
Vern Matz is comprised of guitarist and singer Danny Belgrad, pianist Michael Lituchy, and drummer Noah Silvestry. Not only are they bandmates, they are also all students together at Yale University. Speaking on “Trampolines,” the band states, “At its core, Trampolines is a nostalgic piece that yearns for something that never really existed. It’s like driving through a suburban town and feeling a longing for a time and place that you never experienced. You know you can’t have it, you never did — it’s just this feeling of reaching out.”
Off Bloom Premiere Latest Video For “Lover Like Me.”
Speaking about the video, the band had this to say, “The ‘Lover Like Me’ video is the last chapter of the video trilogy that we have made in connection with the EP. Every video has one of the primary colors as a theme and they are all linked together. ‘Shut Up And Let Me Walk’ is yellow and aggressive and ‘rockefe11a’ is red and mellow! ‘Lover Like Me’ has a blue theme and moves in more emotional, sensual universes dominated by reflections, doubled images and contorted frames. It plays with the idea of craving a lover like yourself and the gross and narcissistic elements in that but also the very human thing of wanting your lover to be as close to you and to know you like you know yourself.”
Empathy Test are now streaming both of their new LPs via PopMatters, who describes ‘Safe From Harm’ as “the sunnier and more cinematic of the two releases”, and ‘Losing Touch (Remastered)’ as “a post-apocalyptic synthpop paradise”. Both LPs are available everywhere tomorrow, November 17th.
Metalcore outfit Speaking With Ghosts has teamed up with Lambgoat to bring their fans the full stream for their debut album, “Illuminated” a day before its release on Friday, 11/17.
Fans can get ready to hop on a not-so-metaphorical roller coaster, as the album delivers: from lead single and album opener “Woven in Gold”, that pulls you in by the collar, to the very last few notes of closer “Skywalker”, and everything in between, the band showcases how fun, groovy and heartfelt Metalcore can still be. Of course, adding to the mix vocalists such as Dana Willax (Kingdom of Giants) and Cory Brunnemann doesn’t hurt either. With topics that can hit close to home, soul-searching lyrics, and memories of better days that seem lost, but are not all gone for good, Speaking With Ghosts bring to the table a bouncy, heavy and honest album that’s bound to carve its niche into your heart.
New Orleans punk rock power trio HiGH will release their upcoming full-length record ‘Evil Gene’ this Friday, November 17th via Los Angeles based indie label, Wiretap Records.
The album was produced/engineered by James Whitten (PEARS, Thou, Donovan Wolfington, I’m Fine, Streetlight Manifesto) at Hightower Recordings in NOLA.
It was described by DIY as a “bop-able slab of garage rock that invites you to shake a leg as well as hurl yourself in the pit”. Their upcoming LP is due out via Zen Ten on February 23rd. Table Scraps have also announced a string of dates supporting the likes of Swedish Death Candy, Black Lips & more.
Based in the heart of Texas, Home Above are a pop/rock unit mixed with punk elements consisting of Kevin Quintero (vocals/bass), Cameron Brickell (vocals/guitar), Gaven McNaney (guitar), and Davis Dillon III (drums). Stemming off their debut release, If Anything Will in June 2016, Home Above have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with heavy-hitters like Turnover, Hawthorne Heights, and You Me And Everyone We Know along with performances at SXSW and So What?! Music Festival. This year, they are gearing up for their debut full-length entitled Indecision To Move, due out tomorrow, November 17, 2017. Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Megolodon Studios under the direction of Kevin Franklin, the 10-track record details the effervescent lives of each member as they walk the journey through life. Each track tackles the hurdles one may face in moments of transition to the beauty of self-discovery.
BLACK WATER RISING Premieres “Payback” Video
BLACK WATER RISING premieres the official music video for “Payback.” The video serves up dark, gritty horror with hard rock. It pays homage to the classics of the genre while adding some gruesome innovations of its own.
Drummer Mike Meselsohn says, “We didn’t want it to be a typical revenge plot, so Noah, our director, came up with the horror concept twist, which works really well with the song. We also knew we’d need a strong woman to play the heroine and immediately thought of Juliya, who is one of the most badass people we know. We’re really happy with how it turned out!”
Grand Analog’s “Mutations” ft. Posdnuos of De La Soul
“Mutations” ft. Posdnuos of De La Soul is the first single from their upcoming EP, Survival, due out January 26th. It premiered today on Huffington Post, who called it”outstanding, emanating a persuasive hip hop melody, stellar rapping and a pulsating rhythm thick on the bottom end.” On this spaced out, laid back beat, Odario (of Grand Analog) and Posdnuos (of De La Soul) explore the changes of the world, and themselves, with effortless bars and style. “Mutations” is a song about the idea of time itself, and signifies Grand Analog’s continued growth as artists and songwriters. The Survival EP is an ode to “golden era hip-hop”, with beats that are soaked in J Dilla influences and plenty of head-nodding funk.
With a sound that is built around upbeat rhythms, soft vocals, and synth melodies combined with effortless electronic R&B textures, 19 year old Atlanta native, Demo Taped arrives today with a dreamy new track, “Pack of Gum” via Billboard.
“Pack of Gum” is another staggering installment in the rising artists already impressive catalogue, which has garnered over 7 million streams on Spotify, and seen him top the charts of the HypeMachine several times, and garner attention from major outlets including Complex, Noisey, NPR, Fader and Pigeons and Planes, who named him as a Top 20 Artist Under 20.