2018 will mark a decade for Cody Critcheloe releasing music as SSION (pronounced SHUN) and appropriately the first new single from SSION, out now, is called “Comeback”. SSION has gained a cult following in art /film/ fashion/ music for writing infections pop songs that blur gender and genre. SSION’s videos, directed by Critcheloe himself who has a background in fine arts, have become so revered that he has been commissioned by other artists such as Robyn, Perfume Genius, Grizzly Bear, Kylie Minogue, Santigold and more to direct videos for them.
The Dazies Premiere New Single “Suffocate the USA” via New Noise Magazine
The Dazies began as a solo venture by multi instrumentalist Mikey Holland in 2013. After spending years of songwriting/recording/touring with the likes of Tulsa (Park The Van Records), Mean Creek (Sony Records/Old Flame Records) and Trabants (Lollipop Records). Holland set out to establish his form of jangle power pop punk rock ‘n’ roll. Taking hints from his favorite artists along the way. Holland began writing and recording what would become his first E.P. Trabants Eric Penna set out to produce the five songs that would be released as the “Levon Helm e.p” in 2014. With Holland taking on all guitar/drums/vocals and former Mean Creek bassist Erik Wormwood on a bass. It was a nod to one of Holland’s favorite drumming/songwriters, Levon Helm.
Singer/Songwriter Sammi Rae Murciano Releases “The Story” EP
Having recently performed her song “Reflection” at the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying’s 2nd Annual Fall Gala last month, Sammi Rae Murciano is ready to release her brand new EP “The Story” on Friday, November 10th via iTunes and Spotify!
The three song EP “The Story” will include “Reflection” – an empowerment track that looks back at Murciano’s own experiences with being bullied; “Back to Me” – about wanting to move forward and finding the strength to trust and love again, and “Never Letting Go” – a track she says she wants “to inspire others” continuing “no one should let anyone stop them from doing what they love”. The final track also sums up the feelings that connect through the whole EP in a sense, one of the lyrics being “Take the risk or the chance to lose it all, let the burning desire go” which she expresses as “meaning you should always take a chance on anything that sets your soul on fire”.
Hot Trash Announce Debut Album With A Star-Studded List of Features
HOT TRASH is the brand new project from entrepreneur-musician Rocco Gardner & violinist-vocalist Kelly Holloran. Rocco is known for the ESCAPE Festivals held in various cities around the world, and it was in New York where he made the unlikely friendship of renown musician Kelly Holloran. The two began collaborating on a record that would become debut LP, Hope in Grace. The star power on this record is astounding with features by Chris Gross (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuus), Alain Johannes (Them Crooked Vultures, Arctic Monkeys), David Catching (Eagles of Death Metal), and Rami Jaffe (Foo Fighters). Hot Trash teamed up with Producer Stefan Skarbek (Amy Winehouse), engineer James Krausse (Beyonce, Lady Gaga), mixer Henry Krinkle and with mastering by Gavin Lursenn (Robert Plant, Foo Fighters).
New Video! Jamie Suttle “Country Music Revival”
Produced by platinum recording artist and producer Scott Wilson “Country Music Revival” is poised to set a new standard in Country music. he album includes artists from the Grand Ole Opry, the Carrie Underwood Band, and other giants of Nashville.
NPR Favorite Aussie Rock New Video From Hamish Anderson
In October 2017, Hamish was featured as a Taco Bell “Feed the Beat” artist and a year after his debut album was released, he released his newest single- a ballad called “U”- which was immediately championed on Jason Bentley’s KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic show. After a full month on Los Angeles’ NPR affiliate, KCRW (including a feature on KCRW Music Blog), Hamish was profiled on NPR Music’s “Heavy Rotation” regarding both U and his album overall. In January, 2018 he’ll be returning to the Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA, and in May 2018 he’ll be performing in Europe for the first time festivals in the Netherlands and Germany. -Jim Nelson
Palm Beach County’s Finest Emcee wifisfuneral Goes Super Saiyan on “Gotenks”
A prolific emcee known for his cerebral approach, South Florida phenom wifisfuneral is one of the rising stars of a burgeoning scene. Paying tribute to an ultra-powerful character from Dragon Ball Z, wifisfuneral forms half of a two-headed monster on “Gotenks.” Tag-teaming producer Cris Dinero’s minimalist, eerie track with fellow rapper Dooney Montana, wifi flaunts his verbal dexterity on the track: “Known around the block as a pop star/All my life I’ve been ducking from the cop cars/Now my bank stretch long like a python.” The latest in a steady stream of fiery loosies released since leaking his his major label debut mixtape Boy Who Cried Wolf on August 1st, “Gotenks” is a potent reminder of the talented emcee’s work ethic and lyrical mastery. “Gotenks” arrives amidst wifisfuneral’s ationwide Boy Who Cried Wolf Tour, where he is joined by members of his Rich Life Crew, including Dinero, Danny Towers, 458Keez, and DJ Yazmine. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.wifisfuneral.com/.
Respected by his Chitown peers for his rhyming ability and emo-rap aesthetic, Supa Bwe is the next to blow from the city’s burgeoning rap scene. Blasting off over a candy-colored, posi-rap instrumental, Supa Bwe shows off his impeccable cadence on “Down Comes the Spaceman,” his latest single. Over a beat co-produced by MoneyMontage, Supa Bwe and special guest Saba tell their origin stories, relating anecdotes about their struggles finding themselves before rap, their perpetual outsider status, and detailing some changes in their neighborhoods since their childhoods. Out now on retailers, “Down Comes The Spaceman” is the latest single from Finally Dead, Supa Bwe’s upcoming album. Featuring appearances from Xavier Ömar and others, Supa Bwe’s Finally Dead is slated to release on December 6th via EMPIRE.
New Release from Moneybagg Yo & YoungBoy Never Broke Again “Fed Baby’s”
Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo and Baton Rouge rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again have teamed up for Fed Baby’s, out today on N-Less Entertainment/ Never Broke Again LLC., distributed by Interscope Records. Fed Baby’s is available now at all DSPs HERE.
As told by Moneybagg Yo, the two rappers first worked together when Moneybagg was sent a song to add a verse to while YoungBoy Never Broke Again was serving a prison sentence earlier this year. Moneybagg hopped on the song and continued to hold YoungBoy down while he was incarcerated. After completing his sentence, the two connected on FaceTime and decided to work on a project together. The majority of the 14 song project was recorded during a week long session in Atlanta. The two then headed to LA to complete the final tracks.
Earlier this month, the Portland, OR-based Blitzen Trapper released Wild & Reckless, a new album born of their staged musical of the same title and also a companion to their 2008 breakthrough album Furr. The band have just announced new dates to the already in progress Wild & Reckless Tour. Find a full list of tour dates below and at the band’s website.
Today, Paste Magazine premiered the official video for “Joanna” and said, “The video for ‘Joanna’ offers a stark, handheld-camera tour around an ominous rural yard, where a man lays dead in the dewy grass as Earley recounts his heroine’s story of pain and uneasy redemption.”
Atlantic recording artist Kap G has returned with his newest project, MOOD. The 3-song EP features appearances from Lil Uzi Vert and Gunna. He’s also unleashed a visual companion for standout track, “Big Racks.”
Spanglish Fly Announces New Album
SPANGLISH FLY, the critically acclaimed 11-piece Latin boogaloo group, has confirmed details on their upcoming album Ay Que Boogaloo!, due out February 16th on Chaco World Music, the label founded by Latin Grammy nominated producer and composer Chaco (Manuel Garcia Orozco). In his liner notes, Bobby Sanabria calls the record “a combination of great musicianship, clever songwriting, and slick arranging. And guess what Pilgrims? You can dance to it too!”
LONG-AWAITED JADEN SMITH ALBUM SYRE OUT NOW
Multitalented actor, model and musician, Jaden Smith released his debut album SYRE today via the artist’s own MSFTS Music/Roc Nation label through their Interscope Records partnership. A brand-new video for the song “Icon” premiered exclusively on Complex, you can check out the self-directed video.
This past summer, Smith teased the forthcoming project by putting out back-to-back singles: “Watch Me,” a rock-tinged rap ditty, which showcases the 18-year-old’s growing agility as a master rhymesayer and “Batman,” a tribute to the late Adam West that resurrects Smith’s superhero alter ego, first introduced at the West-Kardashian nuptials three-and-a-half years ago.
Nashville’s Boo Ray is kicking off the Holiday Season with the release of “All Strung Out Like Christmas Lights,” a duet with Elizabeth Cook. This the first in a series of vinyl duet releases Boo Ray is putting out through his partnership with Kindercore Vinyl.
Ray is a long time fan and admirer of Cook’s so the song had to be just right. “Elizabeth is inspiring, entertaining, self effacing and clever as hell,” says Ray. “That Texas shuffle is a cool vehicle for the kind of good-natured cuttin’ up and carrying on that Elizabeth and I have in common.”
New Video By Micheal Castaldo
“The lyrics are about a young Italian youth who affects a contemporary American lifestyle, drinking whisky and soda, dancing to rock ‘n roll, playing baseball and smoking Camel cigarettes, but who still depends on his parents for money. The song is generally considered to be a satire of the Americanization that occurred in the early years after World War II, when southern Italy was still a rural, traditional society.” – MC
PARISH PMD SMITH – AGALLAH PRODIGY TRIBUTE MOBB DEEP
Parish PMD Smith releases his video tribute to Prodigy of Mobb Deep for his track Agallah Prodigy Tribute taken from his latest solo album Business Mentality.
Just five months ago, the legendary Mobb Deep MC Prodigy tragically passed away after a performance in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, Parish did not get the chance to say goodbye to his old friend, and this sudden loss really impacted him.
BLEED AGAIN Release Official Video For ‘Legacy’
UK metalCore group, Bleed Again, return with a new official video taken from their latest album, Momentum. The track is Legacy, one of the slower, more somber (but no less powerful) tracks from Momentum and the video features beautiful, stark, black and white clips of the band performing the song with the addition of guest musician, Robert Campkin, giving Legacy an extra dimension on violin.
The fin.’s shimmering psychedelia hits new heights in the fractal crawl of ‘Outskirts’
‘Outskirts’ marks a definite sonic turning point in The fin.’s career. Where early songs paid respectful homage to a medley of influences, (there’s a strong Tame Impala current running through tracks like ‘Night Time’ and ‘Pale Blue’, for instance, and shoegaze has been a formative influence in their output), ‘Outskirts’ sees The fin. arriving at a sound that would fall flat in the hands of other groups. Hinged around lead singer/songwriter Yuto Uchino’s canny ear for melody, texture, progression, and synthesis, ‘Outskirts’ is all razor sharp synths and oceanic production. The beat is a slow crawl and the languorous guitar lines lend it an indie americana feel without compromising on the vibrant disco sheen the group have explored recently. With Yuto’s tender falsetto vocal at it’s centre, ‘Outskirts’ shows The fin. developing a distinctive mature style with poise. Their beguiling debut album beckons on the horizon.
Gogol Bordello release ‘Did It All’ live video ahead of December UK tour
New York gypsy-punk outfit Gogol Bordello have released a live video for their brand new single ‘Did It All’, ahead of their UK headline tour this December.
Full of energy and charisma, their turbulent live performance is an extravagant whirlwind of entertainment, every show a frenzied party as frontman Eugene Hütz sips his wine and his musical ensemble tear up stages across the globe in signature Gogol Bordello style.
THE BLACK EYED PEAS SET TO RELEASE FIRST EVER AUGMENTED REALITY APP
Global phenomenons, The Black Eyed Peas, are set to release the companion augmented reality app for their groundbreaking graphic novel distributed by Marvel Comics, ‘Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles’ on Black Friday (Friday, November 24th, 2017). The will.i.am created graphic novel is a futuristic B-Boy meets L.A gang culture meets Egyptology themed Zombie thriller that was released to much acclaim in August of this year and will now be brought to life with the ground-breaking AR featuring the voices of some of Hollywood and hip-hop’s most crucial artists.
The app will also feature narration by 95 year old legendary comic icon Stan Lee and a score co-produced by both BEP member will.i.am and Academy Award winning composer, Hans Zimmer (Dark Knight Trilogy, The Lion King).
Gorgon: Watch the video for “Ishassara”
French symphonic death metallers Gorgon have published a video for their brand new single “Ishassara”.
Currently, the band is working on their sophomore full-length “Elegy”, which is set to be released this upcoming Spring. Gorgon are currently searching for a label for international distribution of their upcoming album “Elegy”.
PORTLAND GARAGE PSYCH BAND W.I.B.G. NEW RECORD ‘WINNIE & THE NIHILIST’
In their current state of designed perpetual flux WIBG (fka Wooden Indian Burial Ground) has found some serious footing. Since 2012 Justin Fowler, Dan Galucki have consistently churned out shimmering, spasmodic psych rock of an exceptional degree. Since joined by Nathan Moore and Cory Gray in 2016, the crew has found a sort of chaotic cohesion. Many tours across the United States and Europe with the likes of FUZZ, Built to Spill and countless other groups of questionable individuals have left WIBG wise, weathered and thankful for the opportunity to shred. On tip toes and with bloody hands WIBG creates something more than songs. Their singular style is an organic cacophony of scattered metallic sway and lascivious throbbing that will leave you writhing and shaking into the wee hours.