Chris Stapleton performs “Millionaire” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The appearance celebrates Stapleton’s new album, From A Room: Volume 2, which is out now Mercury Records Nashville (purchase digitally and with exclusive limited-edition bundles). Already receiving widespread acclaim, NPR Music praises, “…folding these songs into his repertoire lends greater emotional weight to his entire body of work…It’s no wonder so many fans have come to count him as a musical hero.”
Hate Drugs “On My Own”
Central California-based HATE DRUGS was founded in the summer of 2014 by David Caploe with the release of the EP, ‘Rough Daze.’ The other members (Josiah Caploe, Norman Lee, Adrian Diaz and John Irwin IV) joined the band shortly after and together released two more EPs, ‘Anna Grahm’ (2015) and ‘Beach Weekend’ (2016), which garnered hundreds of thousands of online listens. After a few West Coast tours, the band started production on their debut album in late 2016.
Ultra vibey Brisbane heartthrobs, FeelsClub unveil their new single ‘Deadlights’, which premiered with Pilerats this week, along with some fresh tour dates.
‘Deadlights’ captures FeelsClub’s signature pop sweetness with intergalactic synth layering and sharp, bold vocals that catapult the groovy five piece into a starry whirlpool of dance-floor madness. The song’s narrative explores notions of unfiltered fear, detrimental impatience and the concept of frightened malaise where letting go is necessary, but easier said than done. Despite the deep and meaningful heaviness to the track, FeelsClub stay true to their ‘movers and shakers’ reputation and provide another romper one can sway to effortlessly.
Having just wrapped the Europe leg of her globe-spanning Wanderess tour, Iranian-Dutch visionary Sevdaliza has gifted fans new album track Hear My Pain Heal complete with haunting companion video. The release comes ahead of her upcoming debut Australian tour in January 2018.
BATTS Releases ‘Somedays’ and Debut EP ‘62 Moons’
BATTS explains “When NASA began to release the sounds of space it blew my mind. Saturn has always been my favourite for many reasons but when I first heard the sound of Saturn’s rings, it really connected. In that moment, I had the thought of combining the music we create as humans, with the natural music of things out in space that have existed for billions and billions of years. I want to instil knowledge of space within music to people, but not via lyrics – via sounds.”
Hoots & Hellmouth Announce Philadelphia Show, Premiere Lyric Video
Philadelphia roots rockers Hoots & Hellmouth will celebrate the release of Uneasy Pieces, their debut EP on The Giving Groove, with a hometown performance on December 15 at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer.
Uneasy Pieces, the sixth release by Hoots & Hellmouth, edges toward rock and soul with grit and grace. The band’s signature bluesy Americana sound forms the foundation, layered with fuzzy, reverb-y guitar and warm organ, offering easygoing grooves and upbeat hooks that belie the tension beneath. The album is released in limited-edition, hand-numbered black vinyl; MP3 and WAV downloads are available at thegivingroove.com.
GUNNING FOR ALLIE to release ‘Braille’ single on December 15th
Gunning for Allie is the music collaboration of actor Josh Mulheran and The Wisher and the Well front man James Waters. The two first started making music in high school, where they played several shows under the name Dakota Calling. Their track Runaway was a crowd favourite that really cemented their style in the pop-rock genre.
CLAYTORIDE Release New Official Video For ‘Extincted’
British based Italian alt rockers ClayToRide, have released their first official video taken from their debut EP, Worth Leaving. The track Extincted shows the very best side of the band and the video has a very specific message to go along with the cool imagery.
HOMERIK: Watch the video for “A Song of the Night: Part I”
New York’s trio Homerik have released a brand new video for the track “A Song of the Night: Part I”, which is taken from the symphonic progressive death metallers self-titled album, out on October 31st via Homerik Productions, LLC.
On December 5th acclaimed singer, songwriter, DJ and producer Ben Hudson (a.k.a. Mr Hudson) will unveil his latest single “Coldplay,” featuring Vic Mensa exclusively via Beats1 as Zane Lowe’s #WorldRecord. The track comes hot off the heels of his first offering of 2017, “Can’t Forget You” which premiered via Pitchfork earlier in September. Listen to “Coldplay” and Mr. Hudson’s interview with Zane Lowe HERE.
JAMIROQUAI – New Single/Video for ‘SUMMER GIRL’
After an incredible summer that has seen the band headline festivals and arenas across the world to critical and commercial applause, JAMIROQUAI return with the video for brand new single ‘Summer Girl’, the third official single from their eight studio album ‘Automaton’ released on Virgin EMI earlier this year.
Manchester Electronic Pop Trio Ambiere Release Soothing New Single ‘I See Faces’
Electronic pop trio Ambiere have announced the release of their brand new single Tree Of Life, capping off an impressive first twelve months for the band with widespread online acclaim greeting their arrival on the indie landscape.
Dutch four-piece Canshaker Pi have premiered their new video for ‘Pressure From Above’ at CLASH where it was described as ‘an off piste celebration of slacker thrills with a wry line in self-deprecation’. The single premiered previously at DIY where the band was described as ‘an off kilter delight’. Canshaker Pi begin their UK live dates this week including four shows in support of The Cribs across the UK.
Garden City Movement sign to Night Time Stories, share bittersweet single “Slightly All the Time”
Garden City Movement have signed to Night Time Stories, the sister label of Late Night Tales designed for original artist releases. Today the new single “Slightly All the Time” is streaming ahead of its Friday release date, with their debut album release planned for Spring 2018.
Multi-Award Winning Artist Razor B Releases “Live My Life” EP
Canada’s Dancehall fraternity shares great joy in the success of Razor B over the past few years. Razor B’s elevation musically has been recognized with a number of awards and mainstream breakthroughs. Since the beginning of 2017 Razor B received a CUT Hip Hop Award for Reggae Single of the Year for his hit song Happy Moment and the ReggaeXclusive Trailblazer Award for his achievements in Dancehall music with the song ‘We Nah Lef’ in July. Razor B more recently accepted the Caribbean Music and Entertainment Award for International Reggae Artist.
Small Town Titans Give “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” a Dark, Blues-Soaked Update
York, PA heavy rock band Small Town Titans has released their cover of the Classic Christmas song “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch,” giving the already darkly playful track an even more sinister edge. Originally premiered on Loudwire, “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” was filmed live in the studio by Springwood Productions. The band has also released the song on Patreon, a direct to fan social media platform, for their biggest supporters. Subscribing to the group for just a dollar a song on Patreon grants fans new songs first and puts their names in the credits of future YouTube videos.
SUFJAN STEVENS SHARES “TONYA HARDING”
“I’ve been trying to write a Tonya Harding song since I first saw her skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1991. She’s a complicated subject for a song partly because the hard facts of her life are so strange, disputable, heroic, unprecedented, and indelibly American. She was one of the greatest figure skaters of her time, and the first American woman to perform a triple axle in an international competition. She was an unlikely skating star, having been raised working class in Portland, Oregon. Being a poor outsider, her rise to fame in the skating rink was seen, by some, as a blemish on a sport that favored sophistication and style. Tonya’s skating technique was feisty, fierce, and full of athleticism, and her flamboyant outfits were often hand-made by her mother (who was abusive and overbearing). (They couldn’t afford Vera Wang.) And then there was the Nancy Kerrigan incident. In January 1994, Tonya’s then-boyfriend Jeff Gillooly hired an assailant, Shane Stant, to break fellow figure skater Nancy Kerrigan’s leg at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Cobo Arena in Detroit, so that she would be unable to compete at the upcoming Winter Olympics. The after-math of the attack was recorded on camera and ultimately set off a media frenzy (and an FBI investigation). Gillooly and Stan were eventually found guilty, and Tonya pleaded guilty to hindering the prosecution, and was subsequently banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Nancy Kerrigan recovered from her injury and won a silver medal at the Winter Olympics. Tonya Harding finished eighth.” by Sufjan Stevens
Nowness has premiered the video for TR/ST’s new single “Destroyer”. The track along with the previously released “Bicep” will be part of an LP due out in 2018. The video stars famed choreographer Ryan Heffington and is the first video Ryan has both starred in and choreographed. When talking about the video Heffington says,”TR/ST’S thrilling track DESTROYER induced a feeling of uplifting mourning that inspired movements implying a last ditch effort to save a relationship. Joy remembered, self reflection and turmoil manifested in gestures that lie upon Robbie’s ungulating rhythms and vox set upon the backdrop of a familiar location – home for most of us that created this piece – the streets of Silver Lake, LA.”
JB has changed course in search of self-completion, backed by the strength of his sonic experience with AIR. For new the album, which has been maturing in the studio for quite some time now, JB is returning to the rare futuristic odyssey of optimism of our times, in the shape of an augmented man.
Today, multi-platinum artist AWOLNATION shared the official music video for the track ‘Seven Sticks of Dynamite’ off of the band’s third studio album Here Come The Runts out February 2nd, 2018. Directed by Riley Harper (Hollywood stunt-double for titles such as Little Miss Sunshine, Straight Outta Compton, Sons of Anarchy etc) alongside front-man Aaron Bruno, the video was filmed at The Old Place in Agoura Hills CA and features legendary tattoo artist Dr. Woo, Rick Rubin, and Duff McKagan. Inspired by campy bar brawls in old western movies, the video centers around dueling biker and surfer gangs, and like the song the video builds to an epic climax sure to entertain.
One of 2017’s biggest breakout metal groups, TETRARCH, have dropped a bunch of action-heavy new videos supporting the release of their latest album, Freak. Today, the band is treating fans to another new video for the title track, “Freak”. Watch the video today, exclusively via Red Bull Music.
Anna von Hausswolff Announces New Album ‘Dead Magic’
Anna von Hausswolff will release her fourth album, Dead Magic, on March 2, 2018 via City Slang worldwide. She today unleashed a first track, the spell-binding “The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra;” listen now HERE.
IDER Unveil Video for “Body Love”
Co-directed for the first time by IDER’s Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville with Lewis Knaggs, the video captures the sensitive and carefully poised essence of the band perfectly. Filmed in their own bedroom surroundings, where all of their delicate demos are written and recorded before blossoming into the soaring electronic-pop versions familiar to their growing following, ‘Body Love”s video is as quietly affecting as anything IDER have produced to date.
Jaira Burns Releases Visual For “High Rollin”
Upscale Music Group/Interscope Records newcomer Jaira Burns releases a visual for her latest track “High Rollin.” The video, directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen, is a compilation of slice-of-life visuals that follow Jaira and her friends as they kick back and smoke up. The singer-songwriter has created a genre of her own that she describes as “dark pop, gypsy urban.” She has cultivated sounds that are magically reminiscent of her upbringing, blending rural atmospheres with urban textures and tones. Her breakout single “Ugly” was handpicked by Olivier Rousteing as the musical backdrop for the Beats/Balmain ad campaign which featured Kylie Jenner.
Levellers announce acoustic album ‘We The Collective’ – March 9th 2018
Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2018, Brighton folk-punk band Levellers will be releasing We The Collective on March 9th via the band’s own label, On The Fiddle Recordings.
Wanting to do something a bit different with their back catalogue, they brought in a string section and enlisted legendary producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses) to help develop new acoustic arrangements for eight of their previous singles including ‘Liberty’, ‘Hope Street’ and ‘One Way’ which they recorded straight to tape at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios.
The video was shot in an airplane graveyard over 1000 planes deep in the Mojave Desert with some crazy actual life-threatening surprises (when the crew arrived for the shoot they were told that the ‘snake wrangler’ was unavailable and they would have to handle shooting around poisonous snakes, scorpions, and tarantulas which were everywhere on each plane). They persevered and from it came yet another stunning video from the Los Angeles artist.
Hard Rockers Dead Superstar Moving Up The Charts with “Beware of the Knife”
Having hit the ground running with their latest single “Beware of the Knife” and accompanying music video, hard rock / alt-metal band Dead Superstar are already gaining a ton of traction and moving up on the charts!
Upcoming Berlin producer duo release RnB infused, electro-pop single “Water”
Upcoming producer project BLYNE releases the first taste of their upcoming debut EP, with latest single “Water”. Created between London and Berlin, “Water” seems to have found a truly unique sound, introducing a futuristic blend of future bass, RnB and electro-pop in an ode to effortless motion and fluidity.
Declan McKenna has been announced as the newly crowned BBC Music “Introducing Artist of the Year” for 2017, as part of the BBC Music Awards. Since its launch in 2007, BBC Music “Introducing” has been dedicated to discovering and supporting new musis. Previous winners of this prestigious award include Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran, and Catfish and the Bottlemen. “I’m delighted and honoured to accept this award from BBC Introducing.” McKenna says, “I’d like to say a big thank you for relentlessly rooting for me throughout the years, no award could ever overshadow the time, effort and support given by so many others to get me to the point I’m at now, and for that I’m eternally grateful!” As part of the announcement Declan will be featured in the BBC’s Year in Music 2017 broadcast, which will broadcast on BBC2 this Friday at 9pm GMT. You can learn more about Declan McKenna and his “Introducing Artist of the Year” award here.
Project Eighty Six Release Highly Anticipated 10th Album, ‘Sheep Among Wolves’
Orange county’s seminal post-hardcore/rock champions Project 86, has released their 10th album, Sheep Among Wolves, in celebration of their 20th year as a band. The Pledgemusic funded project highlights a lengthy career with an impressive, genre-defying milestone of ten songs.
“How many bands make ten records?” Comments front man and songwriter Andrew Schwab. “And how many bands can confidently say their later releases can even compete with their earlier material? We honestly believe these songs are strong enough to turn the ear of even the most apathetic listeners who still have a place in their hearts reserved for rock music.”
STAL RELEASES THE ANIMATED VIDEO FOR “FRESH BLOOD”
STAL translates to steel in more than a few languages. As a result, the word conjures feelings of coldness and evokes imagery of a modern, industrial life. On the new EP Pierre-Marie Maulini, the creative force behind STAL, strikes the perfect balance between the cold, sleek varnish of this picture and something decidedly more harmonious and human. With the help producer Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Mute Math, Night Riots) STAL was able to craft the perfect example of how one can keep their humanity in the age of twenty first century digitalism. “Fresh Blood” is the first single off of the eponymous EP due out in March.
LA garage rocker Kat Meoz is debuting a video for the song “Christmas In Hollywood,” off Rodney Bingenheimer’s “Santa’s Got a GTO, Vol. 2” holiday compilation (the first volume was released 20 years ago).
Duncan Lloyd (of Maximo Park) shares new video “Painters” via PopMatters. Lloyd explains that the track “looks back at a time when we felt less mortal, reflecting that what you dream of doesn’t always turn out as planned.” The track is from his recently released solo album ‘I O U O M E’, which is out now.
The rock/alternative group His Dream of Lions, formulated their name after Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Old Man and The Sea,” because of the ambitious spirit and moral intent of the main character’s reoccurring dreams. With that being said, the four young rockers love the thrill of chasing their dreams. Having known one another through the local Fairfax, Virginia music scene, guitarist Nick Jones, and singer Seth Coggeshall came together during the spring of 2012 to form the band. After a period of relentless gigging and writing, the band’s lineup was finalized with the addition of bassist Justin Mason and keyboardist Colby Witko in 2013 with the release of their EP’s Part One and Part Two. Following the Part One/Two record cycle, His Dream Of Lions moved forward in the summer of 2015 to record and release their self-titled EP. Leading up to the record’s release the band released a music video for “Danger Close” which debuted on Fuse.
In Loving Memory has released the official music video for their single, “Nomad,” off of their 2017 EP, Introspective. Originally premiered on Alternative Press, “Nomad” is dedicated to lead singer Naveed Stone’s parents and the sacrifices that they made immigrating from Bangladesh to create a better life for their children.
Feist announces the December 11 release of Pleasures: The Meals Of An Album, a cookbook companion to her latest studio album, Pleasure. Written jointly by Adrienne Amato – chef at Pleasure’s recording session – and Leslie Feist. The Meals Of An Album is summed as “11 days in the studio and over 40 recipes” and contains vegetarian recipes organized on a song-by-song, day-by-day basis of what Amato made while the band was recording.
19 year old Australian pop-rap sensation, Mallrat is debuting the video for her new track, “Better,” premiering exclusively via Paper Magazine.
“If you’ve been sleeping on Brisbane’s latest export, Mallrat, now is the time to wake up. The recent high school graduate is both manic-pixie and bonafide badass, taking the Australasian pop scene by storm one cherry-flavored folky-funk tune at a time,” noted Paper about the artist’s signature sound.
Promised Once “Departed”
People often turn to music as a means of coping with different situations. Whether it be a good experience or a bad one, there’s always a song that can convey the emotions one is feeling. Japanese/German band, I Promised Once, strives to make their music something listeners can rely on and give them the strength to persevere through difficult times and their new single, “Departed,” is a perfect example.
Lyrically, the intense vocals in “Departed,” tells a story of finding an inner strength to walk away from a toxic relationship. Guitarist Nils shared, “This song describes trying to find the power to get out of a bad relationship, to walk away from the bullying and gaslighting that is used to manipulate people and become a stronger person in the end.”
Gigi Rowe x Bruce Springsteen cover
Produced by PJ Bianco (A R I Z O N A, Fifth Harmony, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas), Gigi slows down the tempo and serenades us with a heartfelt, emotive version of the track, recalling similarities to the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine, and Shalamar.
First generation Haitian-American singer/songwriter NSTASIA shares a new video for her title song “New Religion” from her debut EP out now. Directed by EAST & Chris Graz, the video features NSTASIA recounting her experience with new love, which can sometimes become all consuming and feel like a new religion. With songs racing up Spotify charts, the EP is a collection of staggering tracks that showcase her undeniable skill as a songwriter and ability to create indelible songs, positioning her as one of tomorrow’s most promising new stars. Check it below and share.
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 and features rising stars: The Rapper Chicks (Chicago rapping and singing duo), Yakuza Moon (Detroit rapper and poet), Artistik Approach (Memphis acapella duo), Cha Wa (New Orleans / Mardi Gras Indian funk band) and more.
Acme Feed & Seed is excited to announce the launch of its new in-house record label, Acmeville Records, with its first album release scheduled for mid-January. The label will be focused on digital releases exclusively distributed by TuneCore. Acmeville plans to record and produce albums captured during live performances from the stage at Acme Feed & Seed, as well as compilation records, original content and commentary from inside the Acme Radio Live studio. The label is focused on promoting Nashville artists who have helped to define Acme and Acme Radio Live’s unique sound and atmosphere. Acmeville’s first release will be a live album from local rock/pop artist Paul Childers, titled Paul Childers Live at Acme.
Arizona grunge/prog metal cult THE OXFORD COMA has issued a new lyric video for “Inflatable Patriots” – a track from the band’s recently-released Steve Albini-produced second LP, Everything Out Of Tune — through a premiere at PureGrainAudio. The premiere comes as the band prepares to launch a mini-tour up the West Coast this week.
INHEAVEN Share New Video For “Regeneration”
Today they share a brand new self-edited lyric video for ‘Regeneration’, which sets a stream of almost subliminal imagery and messages to one of the most anthemic moments from their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album. It’s a video which reflects the band’s early days – it became the first finished INHEAVEN song when vocalist/guitarist James Taylor wrote it after being inspired by a video collage that co-vocalist/bassist Chloe Little had created.
Trippie Redd and Travis Scott Connect on “Dark Knight Dummo”
For Trippie Redd, it’s only a matter of time. The 18-year-old Ohio artist’s star potential was clear from the start, and now he’s got the momentum. “Love Scars” has over 20 million plays on YouTube alone, his A Love Letter To You 2 project and track with DRAM are still on the rise.
With producer extraordinaire Kevin ‘The Caveman’ Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Rush) back at the helm, the result is the stunning rollercoaster that digs deep into the soul catalogue where they honour but re-imagine songs from Edgar Winter, Etta, James, Ike & Tina Turner/Steve Marriot, Ella Fitzgerald, Lil’ Green, LaVern Baker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lucinda Williams and Waldeck. Each one having the majestic heart and soul that Beth and Joe bleed on each record.
Today, MARTY FRIEDMAN has revealed a second music video from Wall Of Sound, this time for the track “Miracle”. The track tells the story of Marty’s personal journey from an everyday kid to virtuoso, through a series of candid family home videos and photos from the Friedman family. Watch the video now, exclusively via Loudwire.
BRANT – ‘Where The Light Comes In’
Lyrically the new song is themed around the inner battle against one’s own fears and regrets but with hope that they can be defeated. This theme translates to the video as well. It’s centered around a working class man who’s struggling with pushing beyond what is expected of him. His fear of being great is stronger than maintaining the status quo. It’s a depiction that there’s hope for the start of something better but not without pain or change.
Nic Fanciulli unveils beautifully sketched music video for ‘The Light’
Grammy nominated producer and internationally acclaimed DJ Nic Fanciulli has revealed the delicately crafted official video for his wistful track ‘The Light’, a beautiful black & white production sketched by acclaimed artist, Brendan Huza.
Gill describes the upcoming EP as being about moments with people that you can’t quite capture in words at the time, but looking back are often even more vivid and clear. The music is not only disco-infused pop style, but a melting pot of many influenced sounds. Because of this unique blend, each new listen brings a discover of new layers as the music uncovers itself.
New Jersey sludge crushers CLAMFIGHT present their third album, III, which will see January release through Argonauta Records. Alongside the album’s cover art, track listing, and other details, the band and label have teamed up with Doomed And Stoned webzine to premiere the album’s first single, “History Of The Earls Of Orkney.”
Darkfall: Watch the lyric video for “The Way Of Victory”
Austrian death/thrash metallers Darkfall have released a brand new lyric video for the track “The Way Of Victory”, which is taken off from the band’s current album “At The End Of times”, released last September via Black Sunset / MDD.
The footage of the battles was provided by the association “Neustadt-Support”, which organizes the Burgfest Neustadt-Glewe.
The Tambourine Girls for Skope Magazine
The Tambourine Girls are a four-piece band from Sydney, Australia. Formed by ex-Deep Sea Arcade guitarist Simon Relf, the band released their debut EP ‘The End of Time’ in 2014, and followed up with their debut, self-titled LP in 2016. Frontman Simon Relf has toured extensively as a solo act supporting Dustin Tebbutt and Megan Washington, and the band are set to release their second LP in early 2018.
“You Don’t See Me” is the first single from that second LP. The album is the first ever to be recorded at Golden Retriever Studios in Sydney, run by Simon Berckelman (The Philadelphia Grand Jury) and was engineered by Tim Whitten (The Go Betweens, Lupa J, The Church, Augie March) and mixed by Nick Franklin (Australia, Richard In Your Mind, Matt Corby).
Detroit’s Molly Brazy is a fierce emcee with violent bars and growing buzz. Lashing out at haters and fakes with her airtight bars, Molly threatens haters and fakes on “Play For Keeps,” her latest single. Attacking a towering, twinkling Go Grizzly/Pooh Beatz production, Molly rolls off rhythmic threats, defending herself and her city against all comers. The latest in a run of impossibly hard singles, “Play For Keeps” finds the young social media star in a menacing mood. Premiered by REVOLT, “Play For Keeps” is the latest single from Big Brazy, Molly’s upcoming project, following the HYPEBEAST-premiered “Trust None.” With diverse and infectious production from the likes of Go Grizzly, Pooh Beatz, Rocaine, Deafh Beats and others, the concise, hit-packed Big Brazy arrives on December 8th.
Earmilk has shared the video for Haiku Hands single “Not About You”.
Haiku Hands, the elusive crew of artists who’s influence can be felt across live performance, visual art and production have exploded onto the scene with their irresistibly danceable single “Not About You”.
Working with some of Australia’s finest writers and produces, such as El Gusto (Hermitude), Joelistics, Jaytee Hazard and Lewis Can Cut, Haiku Hands curate, perform and collaborate to form genre bending songs with influences from hip hop, pop, electronic, dance and disco.
Queens Hustler Trav Cooks With Lil Durk On Burner Phone-Heavy “Boost Mobile” Video
A master of melody and an orchestrator of street bombast, Queens-native Trav is a major player in the resurgent NYC scene. Penning a dramatic ode to burner phones, Trav explains how he does business on “Boost Mobile,” his latest video single. Teaming up with fellow street melody maestro Lil Durk, Trav adopts an aggressive bellow, enthusiastically boasting about his ends and his means. In the video, the two emcees stunt in the kitchen, cooking up a storm and keeping an eye on the feds. Premiered by WorldStarHipHop, “Boost Mobile” is the latest video from QRAK (Queens Raised A King), Trav’s guest-star-studded upcoming album. Featuring appearances from Meek Mill, Tory Lanez, Belly, Jim Jones, Blac Youngsta, Don Q, and Vory, QRAK hits stores on December 8th.
Today, Brooklyn-based artists MJDorian and LEA, share their film noir video, “Blood Lust” (feat. LEA). The 405 exclusively premiered the video, stating, “Shot principally on VHS camcorders, the video beautifully accentuates the track’s sinister tone.” They also praised the track, cheering, “…’Blood Lust’ is a sleek, seductive and dark synth pop song. The track’s evocative atmosphere is accentuated and amplified by the style of the video.” “Blood Lust” was produced and written by NYC producer MJDorian and performed by LEA. Look out for LEA’s follow up EP, due out next year.
BILLBOARD premieres “Friends,” the new video from ANIMAL YEARS
Animal Years, the Pop-Rock-Americana band comprised of Mike McFadden (vocals / guitar), Anthony Saladino (bass) and Anthony Spinnato (drums), have premiered the new video, “Friends,” via Billboard. Directed by Saladino, the video features performances from Bella Klassen, Alexis De Lucas, Emily Armstrong, Xavier Mack and Sam Browne, with choreography by Amy Gardner.
Making head-nodding music for luxurious late nights, Toronto duo 88GLAM (88 Camino & Derek Wise) captures the spirit of their city’s club scene. A wistful, boastful, and melodic reflection on the two emcees’ come-ups, 88GLAM shares “Big Tymers,” their latest music video. The video follows the duo and a group of Toronto youngsters, as they play soccer, hang out, and enjoy life in the projects. Premiered by PAPER, “Big Tymers” is an twinkling, organ-filled ode to Manny Fresh and Birdman, two of the group’s idols, and a highlight from 88GLAM, their glowed-up debut project. “Big Tymers” is the third music video to be released from the project, following noir-ish “12,” which has over 655k YouTube views and features a cameo from The Weeknd, and “Bali,” a hazy, HYPEBEAST-premiered clip with a guest verse from NAV.
Chris Stapleton on the “Joe Rogan Experience”
Chris Stapleton was a guest on yesterday’s “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. Listen to the full interview HERE.
The appearance continues to celebrate Stapleton’s new album, From A Room: Volume 2, which is out now Mercury Records Nashville (purchase digitally and with exclusive limited-edition bundles). Earlier this week, Stapleton performed “Millionaire” on the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” He also performed a web exclusive version of “Nobody’s Lonely Tonight” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and joined guest host Chris Pratt for a special duet and interview.
Shannon & The Clams will release their fifth studio album, Onion, via Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound label on February 16th. Today, the band debuts their music video for Onion’s lead single, “The Boy,” directed by Ryan Daniel Browne via Noisey who calls the song “a sparkling, hook-laden track that immediately gets under your skin with its wall-of-sound chorus, rife with crisp guitar strums, cascading riffs, and raw harmonies led by vocalist-guitarist Cody Blanchard.”
PASSION, LOVE & TRAGEDY B/W TWO WOMEN
Having already amassed over 20 million Spotify streams in the past 2 months, Brazilian superstar DJ Alok and Mathieu Koss’s rendition of Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘Big Jet Plane’ is a certified hit. Quick to become a fan favorite, ‘Big Jet Plane’ has now received a powerful visual accompaniment – out today via Spinnin/Big Beat Records – WATCH.
JAKLYN Releases Eeerie, Cinematic Music Video For Her Song “Syrup”
Bay Area-based singer & songwriter JAKLYN has released a music video for her feminist anthem “Syrup,” in collaboration with producer duo TRKRNR (Gyrefunk & Saul Vallens, pronounced “Track Runner”). The futuristic and hard-hitting track comes from JAKLYN’s 4-song EP Syrup: The Remixes, and reflects TRKRNR’s distinctive sound, blending electronic, R&B, and hip hop genres. Gyrefunk can be seen in the video playing his one-of-a-kind, homemade multi-instrument — an electric bass, guitar, drum-machine and keyboard combined into one music-making machine.
Last month, the bright-eyed and bubbly new artist, Maggie Schneider, announced her brand new EP, entitled Tinted Glasses due out January 12, 2018. With a culmination of fresh, honest, and open-hearted lyrics, Schneider writes her songs about her love of life and optimistic point of view. The 4-track EP, produced by Rian Dawson of All Time Low at Track Happy Studios, is about navigating life, relationships, growing up and delves into how her life has changed since her debut release, Insomniac. Off the forthcoming release comes “Chuck Bass” a feminist anthem that encourages women to stand up for their rights. Schneider continues, “it’s a sassy song about women valuing honesty and integrity in relationships, over wealth and status. It’s about how I can’t be bought. My song is a positive reminder of how much strength we have as women, and I think that this is an important topic to be expressed in music. It is up to us to celebrate each other and make a difference in the world without diminishing out male counterparts.” Inspirer coins Schneider as one of the “voices for a new generation of feminist badasses” and fans can view the brand new music video for “Chuck Bass” here!
Kyle Stallons Rolls Out New EP, “Heaven on Wheels”
Country singer-songwriter and accomplished pianist, Kyle Stallons just released his debut EP titled, Heaven on Wheels. It is a collection of songs that he wrote over the past few years and was produced by Kellen McGregor of American-Christian metalcore band, Memphis May Fire. The six-song release is available on Apple Music, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube.
“One of my favorite places to listen to music is in my truck rolling down the highway. I think most people can relate to that. It’s where we finally find a moment to process our day, emotions and think about the people in our lives. It’s where we learned just about everything!” Stallons added, “I wanted to give people something to jam out and roll down the windows to. Time to drive and reminisce, and to laugh, cry and sing. This EP is for the young lovers, the old lovers and everyone in between.”